Monday, April 05, 2010
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, is due in court Monday on an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from the King of Pop's sudden death last June.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza is expected to set a date for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require the 57-year-old doctor to stand trial on the felony charge filed Feb. 9.
Murray pleaded not guilty to the charge.
A representative of the California Attorney General's Office is also set to ask the judge to prevent Murray from practicing medicine in California while the criminal case is pending....
Kindle is not 'backlit' and is kinder to the eyes. It downloads in seconds. It still doesn't have competition.
I don't consider the application any safer than any other 'backlit' device.
Amazon Announces Kindle App For iPad (click here)
The app lets users select from over 450,000 books from the Kindle Store on iPad and features Amazon Whispersync technology that saves and synchronizes customers' last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, iPad, and more....
While Rupert Murdoch's media weaves 'beddy-by' stories for the GOP, the other news services that have been institutions in the USA are falling by the wayside. The Bush White House, prior to the global economic collapse, saw record numbers of bankruptcies and newspaper closings across the country.
It was understandable that the FCC under Bush did NOTHING to impede the progress of the corruption of Murdoch, but, for Obama to repeat the same lousy stance is unthinkable.
A survivor is rescued from the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine in Xiangning, China. Photograph: Yan Yan/AP
...Even as Shanxi celebrated the miners' rescue (click title to entry - thank you) today [MON], officials in Henan warned that the death toll from a mine blast there had reached 28 with another 16 still trapped underground.
It was a stark reminder of the dangers of an occupation which saw 2,631 workers die in pits last year. Even given the exclusion of deaths from mining-related diseases, many believe the true figure is higher because mine owners often fail to report fatalities - preferring to pay off relatives and witnesses rather than risk closure. China recently prosecuted journalists and dozens of officials over the three-month cover up of a mining disaster in Hebei province that killed 35 people.
The government's recent safety drive has undoubtedly saved the lives of thousands of workers; at its peak in 2002, China saw 6,995 die in mines. But campaigners warn that the campaign, which has focused on the closure of small, often illegal private mines, is not by itself enough. Wangjialing, the flooded pit, is being built by a state-owned company. And last November, 108 died in an explosion at a state-run mine in Heilongjiang province....
Can David Axelrod look any more defensive. The GOP Hate Mongers have the PR at the White House exactly where they want them. I believe the 'worst' defense of this President is a defense at all. His approach is novel, his resolve singular, so why offer a defense to any of this decisions?
Besides the GOP is the party of No, everyone knows it, the country is a basket case if the electorate can't see it. The only people immature enough to appreciate the word No are toddlers.
The GOP is also the party of immoral political and government content. The Republicans lied to achieve the first sincere drop in the President's approval rating. They lied. That's okay? That should be the battle cry of the Democrats for 2010. Try getting the 'toddler' element of the electorate to appreciate their country for once which means that people in office DON'T LIE.
The truth is a ? commodity ? Really?
And the FCC can't understand that 'political gaming' by media that 'sell the lies' is a danger to the country? It isn't my country then, nor the country of the citizen. I didn't know the Plutocrats could actually win elections through lies and commercial breaks.
Posted: Sunday, 28 March 2010 10:28AM
Rachel Kingston Reporting
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) -- President Obama is using his special recess appointment power to approve the nomination of 15 legal nominees.
The recess appointment power allows the President to bypass confirmation hearings, which have been stalled for months.
Among the nominees receiving approval is local attorney Mark Pearce. Pearce has been nominated to serve on the National Labor Relations Board. The President's approval clears the way for Pearce to serve in that role until the end of 2011.
Pearce practices union side labor and employment law and is a founding member of the Buffalo law firm, Creighton, Pearce, Johnsen & Giroux. In 2008, he was appointed to the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals.
The recess appointments should have been done sooner, far sooner than they were and there should be as many as necessary before the Congress reconvenes.
President Obama's Approval Ratings are 47.5 ( His base at a recovered interval) and disapproval of 46.1 ( the toddler electorate).
Go to the home towns of those appointed and ask the folks there how they feel about their home grown in DC? Family and KNOWN friends. Put that in the DNC announcements for the elections of 2010. Show that leadership matters.