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What in the heck is a ‘jobless recovery’ anyway?

Paul Krugman was talking about the ‘jobless recovery’ back in July.

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Today in History – War of the Worlds

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It’s 71 years ago today that Orson Welles’  “War of the Worlds” was broadcast on the radio. The show was meant to be a Halloween program. It sure panicked some and made history.

Listen to it. At 3:40 into the program the fun really started. How would you have reacted?

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Fox News—“It’s a perpetual revulsion machine”

Raw Replay: Jon Stewart looks at how Fox opinion show influence Fox “news” reporting.

“See the Fox opinion guy’s outrage becomes the ’some say’ source for the newsside. It’s a perpetual rerevulsion machine,” explained Stewart.

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The Watering Hole: October 30 – John Logie Baird

On this date in 1925 Bonnie John Logie Baird demonstrated the first live motion television transmission in Great Britain. Baird built what was to become the world’s first working television set using an old hat box,  a pair of scissors, some darning needles, a few bicycle light lenses, an old tea chest, sealing wax and glue amongst other items.

John Logie Baird at Work – 16 Line Interlaced Scanning Wheel

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The Daily Show Exclusive – Anna Baltzer & Mustafa Barghouti Extended Interview Pt. 1 & 2

HT: Reddit

Again, Jon Stewart is doing the job “proper” news should be doing. This episode is the first time in eleven years, that The Daily Show had a heckler. Please share this video with as many people as possible. There’s more to the Middle East conflict than mainstream media would let you know. There are, after all, Jewish and Palestinian activists out there, who defy their respective lobbies to really work for peace.

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