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To: Broken_Clock who wrote (37644)8/30/2011 1:57:11 AM
From: patron_anejo_por_favor
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>>The first application of this new technology, in the US at least, is The Venetian resort in Las Vegas, where facial recognition is being used in digital displays to tailor restaurant and entertainment suggestions for passersby.<<

Err, not to mention targeting card counters at the blackjack tables, for whom FRS was first developed in the 90's.....<NFG>

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To: Smiling Bob who wrote (37036)8/30/2011 2:07:09 AM
From: Smiling Bob
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Irwin Kellner


Aug. 30, 2011, 12:01 a.m. EDT

Good night, Irene — the silver lining Commentary: Tropical storm leaves us with both good and bad news
By Irwin Kellner, MarketWatch

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (MarketWatch) — Like any natural disaster, Irene has left in its wake lots of bad news, but also the potential to leave us with some good news as well.

The bad news is pretty obvious: Countless cars and houses were smashed by fallen trees; there was lots of water damage from the storm itself, as well as from the water that spilled over from nearby rivers, lakes — and even from the ocean.

Widespread power outages left millions in the dark, spoiling food and depriving people of air conditioning. Many businesses had to shut their doors for as long as a week. For retail outfits this is lost revenue that is unlikely to be made up.



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The damages have yet to be totaled up, but estimates of $7 billion or so seem to be common. Some of this will be paid for by insurance, some by the government in the form of disaster relief and flood insurance.

However, some of these damages are unrecoverable. For examples, many homeowners will have to pay a big chunk of the repair costs themselves.

For their part, restaurants either forced to close their doors or bereft of their usual complement of customers will not be able to make up these lost receipts. The same goes for other retailers like gasoline stations, department stores and the like.

Theaters will be unable to make up for the last-minute walk-ins at cancelled performances. Cities like New York, which shut down their mass transit systems and waved tolls on bridges and tunnels, will be unable to recoup these losses as well.

Although occurring more than half way through the third quarter, the effects of this storm could be enough to reduce growth in the gross domestic product by anywhere from a half to a full percentage point. This traces largely to the fact that Irene was such a big storm, affecting an area the size of Europe, containing more than 55 million people.

That said, the effects of the storm have the potential to boost the fourth quarter’s GDP by this much and more. This is because the need to clean up and rebuild will create numerous jobs — especially in the construction industry, which, as you know, is languishing from lack of activity in housing, shopping centers and office buildings.

Add to this spending on flashlights, batteries, generators, plywood and tools that would otherwise have not taken place. As these items are restocked, this will add to the GDP, as will the wages paid to construction, maintenance and utility workers.

Those who deride this positive effect make two arguments: The first is that this increase in spending and even jobs does not mean that we are better off. I agree: Job creation without property losses and widespread discomfort is obviously preferable.

The second is that all the rebound does is get us back to where we were. Otherwise, this argument goes, it would pay to knock down buildings and rebuild them again.

My answer to this is, what do you think happened under FDR’s Works Progress Administration? Some people were paid to dig holes while others were paid to fill them up.

But the fact that more money was in circulation resulted in more income, spending, jobs, and eventually more purchases of capital goods by business. While it lasted, it helped us climb out of the depths of the Great Depression.

This brings us to the fiscal stimulus so badly needed today. What the president and the Congress have been unable to do, Irene very well might.













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To: koan who wrote (37637)8/30/2011 2:18:32 AM
From: Skeeter Bug
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Koan,

Perry, Al gore's former campaign manager in Texas, is a fraud. He's the Republican version of Obama.

Yes, he's designed to appeal to Americans - but we need more than sheep's clothing. The controllers think we are complete idiots...


"In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason."
Zbigniew Brzezinski ( Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era)

Al Gore's former campaign manager lies through his teeth, but he won't deliver.

His anti-Fed talking points were most likely delivered to him by the Fed's public relations department.

People *really* have to stop trusting the Big Finance Capital controlled media and do their own research.

Since I've done the research, I'll help you out...

endoftheamericandream.com

While the media was out lying about Perry fighting back the TSA, Perry worked behind the scenes to kill the Texas bill that would have criminalized the criminal sexual assault of Americans. And he tried to cover his tracks - I followed the events in live time.

The Texas legislature voted unanimously to pass the bill - except for the former CIA Lt. Governor Dewhurst (Perry's boy).

"Rarely in the history of this legislature has the State's leadership (Perry and his operatives) so masterfully worked against the will of its members and the people they represent." - State Rep. David Simpson

blogster.com

Read up on how this snake operates - and how the media provides cover for his deceptions.

"Gardisil Rick" (google it) is a fraud and he endangered the girls of Texas in order to kiss up to Big Finance Capital's pharma sub division....

lewrockwell.com

Gardisil Rick went to bat for Big Finance Capital and urged Congress to bail out the banks on the board of the Federal Reserve...

market-ticker.org

Bank of America is already offering Gardisil Rick "help."

zerohedge.com

Out of the kindness of their heart, no doubt.

Rick Perry is for selling of Texas roads to foreign companies so they can put tolls on the already paid for roads...

statesman.com

Rick Perry is all about confiscating private land for the benefit of the "insiders..."

youtube.com

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Gardisil Rick is all about awards from a Mexican President...

youtube.com

The man is a fraud.

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To: koan who wrote (37637)8/30/2011 2:25:42 AM
From: Skeeter Bug
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Koan,

I forgot to mention...

Rick Perry attended one of Big Finance Capital's (and kissed some rings, no doubt) secret meetings - Bilderberg.

So did Obama and so did Clinton. Bush attended "Bilderberg West," AKA Bohemian Grove.

It's all one club.

Some think Rick Perry's lead for the 2012 nomination is "news."

Puhlease.

Based on the Big Finance Capital MO for propping up their puppets, some figured he would be the candidate for 2012... in 2008 when he attended Bilderberg.

You know who else attended Bilderberg? The finance ministers r*ping Europe. The Prime Minister of greece that is handing over the wealth of the nation to the criminal banksters who run Bilderberg.

Caution - AAA content, but some swearing to go with it...

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To: Broken_Clock who wrote (37648)8/30/2011 3:17:20 AM
From: koan
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BC, it doesn't matter. The supreme court is controlled by the corporations by one seat. If Parry or Romney beat Obama the corporations will likely gain one or more seats and that is game over. The supreme court can only be overruled by congress and we have seen how the Republicans have tied everything up. So congress is impotent to check the supreme courts excesses.

Roberts was the brains behind the Florida steal. He said: "we can get away with it". Scalia was the gang leader. Roberts was then rewarded with the chief justice seat.

So no matter how crazy the supreme court gets congress will never be able to check them. But if Obama wins reelection one of those fat fxxks is likely to die or have to quit and that takes us back to 5/4 and we can undo citizens United.

I understand your frustartion. Obama turned out to be just another politico. But he will do the right thing if it doesn't cost him. Putting decent people on the surpreme court doesn't cost him. But if we do not change the ppower in the supreme court all you will be doing for theh rest of your life is howling at the moon.

Because the surpreme court will work to consolidate the power of the corporations and there will be no one to check them. To make matters worse I am convinced 4 of the 5 corporate justices have sociopathic personalities.

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To: Skeeter Bug who wrote (37653)8/30/2011 3:21:47 AM
From: koan
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Interesting.

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To: Jim McMannis who wrote (37616)8/30/2011 3:41:00 AM
From: saveslivesbyday
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Unfortunately, it's moderated by none other than: joseffy

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To: koan who wrote (37645)8/30/2011 6:24:42 AM
From: alanrs
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Complete and utter fraud - Obama was hardly on the big black bus:

patdollard.com
This is really disgusting! The so called “Bus Tour” was not a bus tour at all !

An AP reporter said that Obama might have ridden these expensive buses only one mile at each stop. Therefore, it wasn’t really a “BUS TOUR”! Obamaspent most of the “BUS TOUR” on an airplane traveling between stops. Itlooks like Obama has scammed the American people again……..with the help of the liberal media. It’s no damn telling just how much this “show” cost the American taxpayer.

OBAMA’S HYPOCRISY KNOWS NO BOUNDS !!!

“Greyhound 1?…. Secret Service Buys Two New $1.1 Million Buses For Three-Day Trip…
President Barack Obama (C) walks to his bus as he arrives in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minnesota, August 15, 2011, where he is to begin his three-day bus tour in the Midwest centering on ways to grow the economy.

He FLYS into an airport somewhere in the midwest, hops into a brand new 1.1 Million $ bus, paid for by you and me, for a “bus tour” ‘around the midwest’, and after an hour or so, gets driven back to the airport for ANOTHER FLIGHT, lands at another airport where another 1.1 Million $ brand new black bus is waiting for him… and repeats all that until his midwest bus‘tour’ is done?? Oh yes……and THEN he leaves on a 12 day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard…….to REST UP from this campaign bus tour!

And don’t forget……..those brand new shiny black buses aren’t DRIVEN to the location where they meet Obama. Those buses are loaded up on one or more C-17s. Then, they are flown to the destination ahead of AirForce- AND!…….this is REPEATED FOR EVERY CAMPAIGN STOP. On this ‘bus tour’, the Prez will lecture the ‘little people’ on how they need to live within their means and cut-back! Remember when very recently Obama told that family man to GO BUY A HYBRID VAN when he said he couldn’t afford to fill up his truck???? Obama’s ‘carbon footprint’ must be as large as most cities by now.

All of this on the taxpayer’s dime…..But remember, this is NOT a campaign trip – it is “Meet with the people” trip only! So that the DNC does NOT pay a cent for all of this.

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From: Giordano Bruno8/30/2011 6:39:57 AM
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You can't do better than that Jean-Claude?

Italian debt auction disappointed despite market support from the European Central Bank

reuters.com

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To: alanrs who wrote (37657)8/30/2011 7:30:15 AM
From: Bank Holding Company
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Got Milk?

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