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By Adam Curry. Posted Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 12:48 PM.


Obama Applause-o-meter

I watched on C-SPAN again this year.  I double checked after it was over and I did not hear the woman announce Obama at the I started the applause stopwatch when Boehner hit the gavel as Obama was entering.  I pulled the numbers I sent you from 2010 and 2011 and will include them here.

After "Madam/Mr. Speaker, the POTUS" until the gavel was hit:

2010 - Just over 4:00 until the gavel was hit, 50 seconds of applause after Pelosi announced Obama

2011 - 4:58 until the gavel was hit, 30 seconds of applause after Boehner announced Obama

2012 - 5:25 until the gavel was hit, 27 seconds of applause after Boehner announced Obama

Total speech time:

2010 - 75 minutes from the time Obama entered until the speech was finished

2011 - I didn't have the exact time.  It was around 70 minutes.

2012 - 71 minutes

Total applause time:

2010 - 24 minutes during the speech, 1 minute after the speech ended

2011 - 19 minutes during the speech, 40 seconds after

2012 - 19:45 during the speech, 50 seconds after

Percentage of time wasted on applause:

2010 - 33%

2011 - 28%  plus or minus a few %

2012 - 29%

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From concerned producers


My son told me to tell you about this tissue box issue and my theory about it. Since you know about the boxes I will tell you my theory. I think China has be disposing of some of its nuclear and toxic waste by incorporating it into some of their products. Besides getting rid of it; the exposure to the wastes would degrade the health of their competition making them more vulnerable. If I had the equipement I would love to take it into a Dollar Tree store and see what happened.



John and Adam,

While listening John rant on episode 376 about the eBay CEO's idea of taking pictures of people's shoes to find out where to buy them, it occurred to me that I've heard this idea before. This idea was pitched on "The Big Bang Theory" last season:

"Penny finds Sheldon playing it at the hallway and tells him about her idea for an app that help user find places on the internet to buy shoes which Sheldon turns down, ... After a brief period back in the team, Sheldon is kicked off again and is seen in the last scene making an the algorithm for Penny's shoe app."

Also, I thought that you would find this amusing. As I flipped over to the debate last night, what popped up on my on screen guide was too funny not to take a picture. (see attached)




Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us? -

Extortion: Christine Lagarde Warns Of Global Depression If Governments Don't Pay Up -

Iceland Declares Independence From International Banks -

Iceland is free.- And it will remain so, so long as her people wish to remain autonomous of the foreign domination of her would-be masters -- in this case, international bankers. On April 9, the fiercely independent people of island-nation defeated a referendum that would have bailed out the UK and the Netherlands who had covered the deposits of British and Dutch investors who had lost funds in Icesave bank in 2008. At the time of the bank's failure, Iceland refused to cover the losses.- But the UK and Netherlands nonetheless have demanded that Iceland repay them for the "loan" as a condition for admission into the European Union. In response, the Icelandic people have told Europe to go pound sand. The final vote was 103,207 to 69,462, or 58.9 percent to 39.7 percent.- -"Taxpayers should not be responsible for paying the debts of a private institution," said Sigriur Andersen, a spokeswoman for the Advice group that opposed the bailout. A similar referendum in 2009 on the issue, although with harsher terms, found 93.2 percent of the Icelandic electorate rejecting a proposal to guarantee the deposits of foreign investors who had funds in the Icelandic bank. The referendum was invoked when President Olafur Ragnur Grimmson vetoed legislation the Althingi, Iceland's parliament, had passed to pay back the British and Dutch. Under the terms of the agreement, Iceland would have had to pay £2.35 billion to the UK, and ‚ā¨1.32 billion to the Netherlands by 2046 at a 3 percent interest rate. -Its rejection for the second time by Iceland is a testament to its people, who feel they should bear no responsibility for the losses of foreigners endured in the financial crisis.

Costa Concordia EU conspiracy

Are you getting the drift? No pun intended. The Costa Concordia is the omen of the future of the European Union collapse set to happen this year. This is no joke. The illuminists' rituals are sacred. Can you wonder why Captain Schettino fled? if we are correct in assuming the ship was 'sacrificed' for the harlot riding the red beast, he may well have anticipated martyrdom.

Captain Schettino is being pilloried by the corporate press. Even within their coverage you can see how the story is twisted. They are reporting that they made an unscheduled turn in an attempt to sail close to Isola del Giglio to impress a former captain who it turns out wasn't even there anyway. In the text they imply the ship was holed at her resting place. They leave out the fine details. In the diagram below Costa Concordia struck a reef. The captain says it wasn't charted. At that point we have an explosion, a power failure and a loss of control. I suspect the Captain fully realized his ship was sinking and did what sailors have done since sail - beach her. Italy Says Euro Bailout Fund Needs Increasing (Surprise)

England Expects: A different view of the Croatian referendum

Croatia Update


I just wanted to give you guys an update on Croatian referendum on entering EU. As I was writing it, it turned into a lengthy monster, but oh-well.


Total turnout: 43%. Voted for: 66%. Voted against: 33% (Coincidence? I think NOT) See for yourself:


By my calculation, 0.43 * 0.66 = 0.28. That is, 28% people confirmed a parliamentary desire to enter EU. Around 71% did NOT confirm it.

Constitutional changes

Constitution from 2001 contained the following sentence: ( -- Article 86)

"Na referendumu se odlu?uje ve?inom bira?a koji su glasovali, uz uvjet da je referendumu pristupila ve?ina od ukupnog broja bira?a u Republici Hrvatskoj."


"Referendum decisions are made by the majority of voters who voted, with the condition that the referendum was attended by the majority of total number of voters in the Republic of Croatia."

New constitution from 2010 ( -- Article 87):

"Na referendumu se odlu?uje ve?inom bira?a koji su pristupili referendumu."

See the missing/changed sentence part? Let's translate this:

"Referendum decisions are made by the majority of voters who attended at the referendum".

They actually kicked out a large part that makes it a democratic referendum.

Of course, constitution changes require no referendum in Croatia, and all they require is a 2/3 majority in parliament.

Those people should be ashamed of themselves. I'm ashamed that I didn't track the changes when they were made!

News coverage

This morning I bought one of the largest newspapers in Croatia, "Ve?ernji list" ("Evening Paper"). It's comparable to "New York Times", scaled down to our country's size.

Guess what? First four pages were EU propaganda. (Not counting the front page, which is not content-filled in Croatian newspapers.) In fact, first two pages told us "You decide: either we go with these guys [images of Herr Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy, et al] or we go with these guys [images of Albanian and Serbian presidents, et al]".

Reading the text, they basically told us "If you don't vote for EU, you're going to doom yourselves to being with these… primitives! Doom we tell you!" (In the process, they insulted four nations by implying they are primitives.)

General Gotovina

This guy has played a major role in the last great war operation in Croatian war of independence. EU has spent a large part of the previous decade blackmailing Croatia to find the fugitive Gotovina and turn him over to the tribunal in The Hague. He was arrested, deported, prosecuted and sentenced to jail time for war crimes. Without a debate whether or not this guy is guilty, let's see what happened.

Yesterday, this guy came out and (after the EU basically declared a manhunt against him) said "Everyone should vote according to his conscience -- and I'll be voting FOR Croatia entering the EU."

Milk and sugar quotas

Article from May 9, 2011:

Title. "Zbog europskih kvota moramo zatvoriti jednu ?e?eranu"

Heading: "Hrvatska je dosad u tri ?e?erane proizvodila 300.000 tona ?e?era na godinu, no nakon dobivene kvote od 193.000 tona ?e?era od repe plus 40.000 tona sirovog ?e?era, jedna ?e?erana je postala vi?ak"



Title: "Due to european quotas we must close one sugar plant"

Heading: "Croatia has until now in 3 sugar plants produced 300.000 tons of sugar per year, but after getting a quota of 193.000 tons of sugar produced from sugar beet plus 40.000 tons of raw sugar, one of the plants has become redundant"

Also, in the text:

Ina?e, kvote za ?e?er vrijede prve tri godine ?lanstva u Uniji, a one za mlijeko do 2015., kad se na razini EU-a ukidaju. 


Ipak, Hrvatska je imala vi?e sre?e s proizvodnim kvotama za mlijeko, jer je dobila kvotu od 765.000 litara mlijeka na godinu na osnovi najbolje referentne godine (2007.). To je za 140.000 tona vi?e mlijeka nego ?to ga je bilo pro?le godine, tvrde u Ministarstvu poljoprivrede.


Sugar quotas are valid for first 3 years of EU membership, and those for milk are valid until 2015, when they are eliminated on the EU level.  


However, Croatia has had more luck with manufacturing quotas for milk, since it has received a quota of 765.000 liters of milk per year, based on the best reference year (2007.). That's 140.000 tons more of milk than last year, claims the Ministry of Agriculture.

What does all this tell you? We are being screwed for the last few years. I'm so ashamed of not tracking all that happened, and I want to thank you for the excellent show that has taught me to track these things.

I'm so ashamed that we let this sort of thing happen. I'm also ashamed that only guys who opposed EU with a strong enough voice were far-right ultra-nationalist douchebags, or other types of dumbasses (judged by the comments on various news portals in Croatia). Rarely was an intelligent voice heard saying anything against the EU. I'm deeply ashamed.

Finally, Adam, thank you for mentioning the preliminary results of the vote on the show.


Ivan Vu?ica

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CRIMINALLY CORRUPT - Eric Holder, Top DOJ Lawyers Were Partners With Big Banks -

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, head of the Justice Department's criminal division, were partners for years at a Washington law firm that represented a Who's Who of big banks and other companies at the center of alleged foreclosure fraud, a Reuters inquiry shows. The firm, Covington & Burling (see Holder link), is one of Washington's biggest white shoe law firms. Law professors and other federal ethics experts said that federal conflict of interest rules required Holder and Breuer to recuse themselves from any Justice Department decisions relating to law firm clients they personally had done work for. Both the Justice Department and Covington declined to say if either official had personally worked on matters for the big mortgage industry clients. Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said Holder and Breuer had complied fully with conflict of interest regulations, but she declined to say if they had recused themselves from any matters related to the former clients. Reuters reported in December that under Holder and Breuer, the Justice Department hasn't brought any criminal cases against big banks or other companies involved in mortgage servicing, even though copious evidence has surfaced of apparent criminal violations in foreclosure cases. The evidence, including records from federal and state courts and local clerks' offices around the country, shows widespread forgery, perjury, obstruction of justice, and illegal foreclosures on the homes of thousands of active-duty military personnel.

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USS E Fal$e Flag

Greetings, Citizen Adam!

Suppose you were given the task of scripting a false flag event to get us to go to war with Iran.  Wouldn't it make sense that the target chosen would be big and significant -- perhaps even carry an iconic name -- be something really old and relatively inefficient, something we were planning to decommission in the next 18 to 36 months anyway?

I present to you the plan: sink the USS Enterprise in the Straights of Hormuz.  The "Big E" is the oldest active duty ship in the navy (not counting the USS Constitution), is the smallest of our active duty carriers, is EXPENSIVE (eight reactors -- four times more than all of the Nimitz class boats), and is due for decomissioning next year... after it completes it's last deployment (which is scheduled to start in March and be "in the middle east").  An ideal location for the sink-ex will be in or near the straights of Hormuz allowing us to militarize the zone for at least 30 days and cease all commercial shipping (don't forget to place your heavily leveraged longs on crude oil first... we can make some money on this deal!).  Also, an attack in the straights would allow the crew of the carrier to "heroically" navigate the ship out of the shipping channels -- and into shallow water where we can get to it easily if we want or need to -- in order to not block commercial shipping, but close enough to warrant our militarily shutting down shipping while we attempt rescue and recovery operations on the carrier as well as "defensive beach landings" to create a defense perimeter around the Iranian side of the straight.

And as long as we're taking out the trash, let's get the air wings with the most problematic, oldest aircraft, and worst rated officers on the boat for it's deployment, and hold a drill where all of the "good stuff" (like current generation F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets) are cross-decked for training or pulling temporary, ground-based no-fly-zone duty ashore.  And lets get our least-like media crews embedded on this ship and make sure they have sufficient satellite bandwidth to stream the fatal event back to us in real time.  Make sure Anderson Pooper isn't on vacation, that Piers Morgan is, and make sure the promo and graphics departments have their "Iran Attacks America" graphics ready to go.. you know, just in case.

Far-fetched?  We already know the USS Gerald R. Ford is the scheduled replacement for the Enterprise and that this replacement will happen in the next two years:

If producers are allowed to submit items for the Red Book (or if you want to make it your own -- I'm cool with that) then I submit the sinking of the Enterprise as the false flag event for going to war with Iran.


Citizen CMike

USS Enterprise

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Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Gardasil Does Not Trigger Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis or Type 1 Diabetes After Vaccination - MarketWatch

Kaiser Permanente researchers used electronic health records to conduct an observational safety study of 189,629 females aged 9 to 26 years old in California who were followed for six months after receiving each dose of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine in 2006-2008. Researchers found no increase in 16 pre-specified autoimmune conditions in the vaccinated population compared to a matched group of unvaccinated girls and women. The quadrivalent HPV vaccine was licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 and recommended for young women and girls to protect against genital warts, which infects 6.2 million people annually, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and can lead to cervical cancer in women. But autoimmune reactions have been a long-standing concern surrounding vaccination and many parents withhold the vaccine from their children because of perceived safety concerns. However, most speculated associations have stemmed from case reports that have not been confirmed by large, controlled epidemiologic studies. This study presents findings from a well-designed, post-licensure safety study of the vaccine on a large, ethnically diverse population, researchers said. "This kind of safety information may help parents with vaccination decisions," said study lead author Chun Chao, PhD, a research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation in Pasadena, Calif. "These findings offer some assurance that among a large and generalizable female population, no safety signal for autoimmune conditions was found following HPV4 vaccination in routine clinical use." The study looked for autoimmune conditions such as immune thrombocytopenia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, other demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, vaccine-associated demyelination, Guillain-Barre syndrome, neuromyelitis optica, optic neuritis and uveitis.

The chips that are good for your health - Science - News - The Independent

"There is a huge problem with medicines not being taken correctly," said Steve Gray, healthcare services director of Lloydspharmacy.

"Anyone taking several medications knows how easy it can be to lose track of whether or not you've taken the correct tablets that day," he added.

"Add to that complex health issues and families caring for loved ones who many not live with them and you can appreciate the benefits of an information service that helps patients to get the most from their treatments and for families to help them to remain well."

Lloydspharmacy said the World Health Organisation has found that about half of all patients fail to take their medicines correctly, which can lead to people not getting the full benefits of treatment, or ending up with harmful side-effects.

Unused prescription medicines are estimated to cost the NHS nearly £400m a year.

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Businessman David Rubenstein said he was inspired to help fund the repairs to the 555-foot obelisk when it became clear how severely damaged it was by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake Aug. 23. The National Park Service and nonprofit Trust for the National Mall announced Rubenstein's gift Thursday morning. It is the largest gift to the nonprofit group that's working to restore the mall.

Drone Nation

Photography For Real Estate >> Warning: FAA Says US Airspace Is Closed To ALL Commercial

If you have a FAA Pilot License now, you get endorsements is normal, to fly a bigger aircraft, multi-engine aircraft, helicopter etc, so it is just an added certification that goes on your license. FAA new rules, 2013? 2014? who knows. I do know of one other major aerial company out of business too, these guys in New York. One more item. In discussions with staffers about-FAA regulations they indicated that a first time offense minimum fine is $10,000, up to $100,000, plus carries a possible 3 to 10 years in the pen. Not a light thing to consider, even if you get probation for the time ! This morning (1/24) I got several emails from real estate photographers and real estate agents in the LA area-pointing out that -the California Association of Realtors® today sent out a notice saying: Los Angeles authorities have asked C.A.R. to communicate this warning to REALTORS® who hire unmanned aircraft operators to take aerial photographs for marketing high-end properties. Using these devices (also known as drones) for flight in the air with no onboard pilot may violate, among other things, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) policy on unmanned aircrafts, and Los Angeles's local ordinance requiring permits for filming commercial motion pictures and still photographs... Under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s current policy, no one can operate an unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System without specific authority. Operators who wish to fly an unmanned aircraft for civil use must obtain an FAA experimental airworthiness certificate, which will not be issued to an unmanned aircraft used for compensation or hire. Although the FAA allows hobbyists to fly model airplanes for recreational purposes under specific guidelines, that authority does not extend to operators flying unmanned aircraft for business purposes...

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Texas Cancels Its Drone Program For Maintenance Issues | Electronic Frontier Foundation

After the Washington Post wrote about the Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS) and other domestic law enforcement agencies' use of drones last January, EFF filed a Public Information Act request with the agency for more information. The Texas DPS was very forthcoming and not only sent us unredacted records of their program but also agreed to provide more information over the phone. The records they sent us are linked at the bottom of this post, and I was able to speak with Mr. Bill Nabors, chief pilot of Texas DPS's Aircraft Section. Interestingly, according to Mr. Nabors, Texas hasn't flown its drones since a final training flight in August 2010. The drones were constantly having maintenance issues because they weren't designed to land in a rocky environment like Texas and didn't fly well in high winds. The supplier, AeroVironment (AV), took a long time to fix the drones so they were often out of service. There also may have been some issues with the frequency used to operate and control the device. Ultimately, according to Mr. Nabors, the drones did not offer Texas significant advantages over the agency's existing airplanes and helicopters so the agency cancelled its 2010 order for two additional drones. Mr. Nabors said he was not sure patrolling the border was a good use of the small drones or even whether they should be used in the National Airspace. He does believe the FAA should strictly control the use of unmanned aerial systems within the National Airspace. According to Mr. Nabors, he doesn't see going back to using unmanned systems. Texas' experience should be taken seriously by other law enforcement looking into spending tax dollars to purchase these devices.

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WSI: U.P.B – Urban Partnership Bank…just another community activist sounding entity. The kind that is so familiar to this administration. The name change was reported on…just not nearly to the degree that the "collapse" of Shorebank was. And so…Shorebank lives on – simply having changed its name.

UM: How so? The money…the investments—

WSI: (interrupts) —The investments were quickly assembled – and directly by the Obama administration. Look over the list of investors – that information is easily available to you as well. Institutions that had received tax payer funded bailouts were pushed to invest in the re-born version of Shorebank. That is what the bailout and the stimulus provided the federal government – the regulatory authority to tell these institutions what to do. And so they did. Hundreds of millions of dollars – bailout funds…the people’s money…hundreds of millions spent to prop Shorebank back onto its feet and continue on its way.

And the very same staff remained. The very same individuals who ran Shorebank and who worked so closely with Democrats and the globalization architects…those very same individuals now run U.P.B. Shorebank then did not collapse. She is the very same woman at the dance doing no more than wearing a different dress. And you, like so many others who pretend to pay attention…you were fooled.

And are you aware of the motto that was Shorebank – that is still the unspoken motto of U.P.B. ?

UM: No.

WSI: "Building an inclusive global financial system"

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Techno Experts

Google to merge user data across more services --

You tweet you want a revolution - WWW.THEDAILY.COM

Meanwhile, outside the dungeon in which the revolution's "mastermind" was being held, millions of Egyptians had poured into the streets as the flailing security apparatus turned off cellphone service and the Internet. When Ghonim was released after 12 days in solitary confinement, the once-anonymous Facebook page admin had become the unlikely face of a youth revolution. But it was still far from clear that Mubarak was going down; it was Ghonim's emotional appearance on a popular talk show, where he defended the revolution and broke down in tears as he was shown pictures of young men and women killed in the protests, that turned the tide of public opinion. We are nearing the one-year anniversary of Jan. 25, 2011, and much has changed in Egypt. The long-banned Muslim Brotherhood has won a plurality of votes in the country's first free and fair elections in memory, and Mubarak is on trial. Yet the Egyptian military has retained the commanding heights of power, imprisoning thousands of activists, raiding the offices of human rights NGOs and engaging in deadly clashes in and around Tahrir Square. Leaderless, angry and dejected, many "Facebook youth" now wonder whether theirs was even a revolution at all or just a military coup by another name. Various groups have called for a massive day of protest this Jan. 25, but, like last year, nobody knows what's going to happen. Ghonim, who maintains a low profile despite his global celebrity, has canceled his book tour to stay in Egypt for the big day. Time for Revolution 3.0?

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