Counterfeiting Trade Act (ACTA), which may pose a serious threat to civil liberties. Weinstein explained that ACTA originated as a plan to develop a unified method of dealing with counterfeiting amongst numerous countries. However, over time, the emphasis of the act began to focus more on intellectual property issues, notably Internet piracy, rather than physical counterfeiting.
The New York Times
December 27, 2010
Michigan Town Is Left Pleading for Bankruptcy By MONICA DAVEY
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — Leaders of this city met for more than seven hours on a Saturday not long ago, searching for something to cut from a budget that has already been cut, over and over.
Study: Fox News Viewers Most Misinformed
The study from the University of Maryland found that many viewers of the Rupert Murdoch-owned network "believe scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring. They also believe economists think the stimulus caused job losses and the health care law will worsen the deficit, that stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts, that their own income taxes have gone up and the economy is getting worse," according to The Hollywood Reporter. (MORE)
The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the 2010 Census put the population of the United States at 308,745,538, an increase of 9.7% from the 2000 Census.
For those wondering how Ohio fared, please see below the fold for all data related to the Buckeye State.
By THEODORE KIM / The Dallas Morning News
ELKHART, Ind. – The welcome signs still say "Indiana." The truck stops sell the same greasy hamburgers. And the road still carries thousands of drivers daily across the far northern part of the state between Ohio and Illinois.
But motorists on the 157-mile Indiana Toll Road have noticed one big difference since it came into private hands: They are paying higher tolls for the first time since 1985.
Need A Job? Too Bad! The Good Jobs Are Being Shipped Out Of America As Part Of The New One World Economy
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OMNIBUS BILL HAS 8 BILLION WORTH OF EARMARKS.....NOVEMBER ELECTION MEANT NOTHING TO THEM.
The November election said nothing to this administration, they don't care about re-election they are going full bore on obtaining their agenda. They can't possibly think they are getting re-elected. Here is just a few of the earmarks in the Ominbus bill...
Three hundred fifty thousand dollars for cool-season legume research in Idaho, North Dakota and Washington. A half million dollars for road roundabouts in Mississippi. And $1 million for arthropod damage in Nevada.
Auburn clear #1. TCU edges out Boise State for the #2 slot. Oregon at #4. Again, this is based solely on wins and losses and what a team does on the field- period. It’s not biased like the BCS is towards the power conferences. TCU’s strength of schedule is better than Oregon’s- period. Boise State’s SOS is significantly better than Oregon’s- period. Boise’s lone loss is to a 12 win Nevada team that destroyed Cal by 21 points earlier in the year.
Michigan State #5, Wisconsin #6, and Ohio State #7.
Pts. Rnk Lst Wk
6.68 1 1 Auburn (13-0)
We’ve added a new element to the rankings this week. If a team wins by 21 and more, they receive an extra .1 point for every win the team they defeat has. Conversely, if a team loses by 21 or more, they lose an extra .1 point for every loss the team they lose to has.
Also, head to head results between two teams are honored in the rankings as much as possible.
Now to the rankings. Boise State drops back one spot to #4. Michigan State to #5. Wisconsin #6. Ohio State #7.
Pts. Rnk Lst Wk
6.88 1 1 Auburn (12-0)
5.50 2 2 TCU (12-0)
Boise State Back to #3, Oregon to #5: American Heartland Bar and Grill College Football Top 30- Week 12
Auburn and TCU remain #1 and #2 despite off week. TCU actually cuts into Auburn’s lead a little and separates themselves from #3 Boise State. LSU slips back on to #4 and Oregon State jumps into the Top 5.
Pts. Rnk Lst Wk
6.09 1 1 Auburn (11-0)
5.27 2 2 TCU (11-0)
5.01 3 6 Boise State (10-0)
5.00 4 3 LSU (10-1)
4.60 5 7 Oregon (10-0)
4.55 6 5 Oklahoma State (10-1)
4.47 7 10 Wisconsin (10-1)
4.46 8 11 Ohio State (10-1)
I work 40 hours a week, my wife works 40 hours a week and almost everyone else I know with a full-time job works 40 hours a week. But if you're a teacher in the Grand Rapids (MI) Public School System, being asked to work 40 hours a week is apparently a bridge too far.
I heard from a friend of mind who is an avid WSPD listener and frustrated that he had called Brian's show on Monday and was hung up on while he was still talking to the host. He said that he heard BW was allegedly assaulted. Is this true?
After years of imbalances, a painful reckoning
By Steven Pearlstein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 11, 2010; 10:29 PM
QUOTE FROM ARTICLE:
It's been quite a week for business and economics news:
l The big Group of 20 meeting in South Korea that took some tentative steps toward correcting large and persistent global imbalances in trade and investment flows.
Auburn nearly a point ahead of #2 TCU. LSU and Boise State switch places. Oregon edges closer to #7. Missouri rejoins Top 10.
Pts. Rnk Lst Wk
5.64 1 1 Auburn (11-0)
4.68 2 2 TCU (11-0)
4.60 3 6 LSU (9-1)
4.41 4 4 Nebraska (9-1)
4.40 5 5 Oklahoma State (9-1)
4.22 6 3 Boise State (9-0)
4.02 7 9 Oregon (10-0)
4.01 8 8 Michigan State (9-1)
4.00 9 12 Missouri (8-2)
3.91 10 10 Wisconsin (9-1)
2012 Presidential Power Rankings (note: this is not who I think is going to run. This is who I think would be the strongest candidate)
**note: I knew I forgot someone...Daniels.
1. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
2. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
3. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels
4. General David Petraeus
5. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
George Soros is behind the decline of the dollar, America stands in the way of One World Government, he must collapse the dollar. Prepare now.......
Auburn #1, TCU #2, Boise State #3: Major Shake Up in American Heartland Bar and Grill College Football Top 30- Week 10
Last week’s Big 12 log jam at #2 broken up with Missouri and Oklahoma losses. TCU, Boise State, and Oklahoma State are the beneficiaries and move into the Top 4 behind clear #1 Auburn. Oregon, the fourth unbeaten team left in the country, leaps 8 places to #8.
Pts. Rnk Lst Wk
5.05 1 1 Auburn (10-0)
4.15 2 5 TCU (10-0)
4.00 3 7 Boise State (8-0)
3.89 4 9 Oklahoma State (8-1)
3.85 5 6 LSU (9-1)
3.56 6 12 Iowa (7-2)
3.55 7 8 Michigan State (9-1)
Took a few days off to rest after the election, so as not to risk repeating anything, I'll just say this....
Obama still doesn't get it, a Republican 60 seat swing including his previously owned Dem seat in Chicago ,and he gets on TV and says the results of Tuesday election were because we (Obama ) didn’t do enough fast enough. This guy is really out of touch.