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In Communication, Music, Networking, News, Politics, Sports, Technology on August 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

A Tattle Tales Hell

On Thursday, Ecuador granted Assange political asylum at its London embassy on the grounds that, if extradited to Sweden to be questioned about sexual assault allegations, he would be at risk of further extradition to the US to face espionage or conspiracy charges.

Assange sought refuge at the embassy two months ago following the dismissal of his final legal appeal against extradition to Sweden.

Senator Carr has repeatedly dismissed suggestions that the US has any interest in prosecuting and extraditing Assange. In June, Senator Carr also told the ABC Insiders program: “I’ve received no hint that they’ve got a plan to extradite him . . . I would expect that the US would not want to touch this.”

However, the Australian embassy in Washington reported in February that “the US investigation into possible criminal conduct by Mr Assange has been ongoing for more than a year”. The embassy identified a wide range of criminal charges the US could bring against Assange, including espionage, conspiracy, …click here for more on Assanges predicament

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GREATNESS Includes 2K Sports, Jay-Z & Michael Jordan

There’s an old saying, good is the enemy of great, a theme that we hold close at 2K Sports. As mentioned before, we have an extremely talented development team, and we’re never truly satisfied. – There have been lots of long nights debating what if or what could we do to make the game better from last year. This attitude is contagious across the company and is what’s pushed us to produce what we feel is the best basketball game on the market today. Our goal at the start of each development cycle is not a sales figure, it’s to surpass what we’ve previously done and what anyone else has done and so far that mentality has worked out extremely well for us. Sticking with this philosophy, we feel we’ll fare well in this, and future markets,” Argent wrote.

2K said Jay Z handpicked the 24 songs and has been extremely active and hands-on in his role as executive producer, Argent wrote. It has been that way since 2K first approached the musical artist, who also owns a small piece of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and designed the team’s logo. HOT NBA News usually leads me down a road of thought to NBA greats like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. More specifically, Kobe Bryants [2012 Dream Team] comments (paraphrased), ‘this years Olympic Dream Team was better than the ’92 Dream Team’.

Mikes response, “Well, I knew that was going to be a debate. It is a debate. We’ll never know, but let’s talk about it if you want to talk about it. I know Kobe said some things early on, and I responded. The 92 Dream team was, I felt, a more well-rounded basketball team. He thought we were a little old…So, I think the team, itself, would have been well-rounded defensively, offensively, inside, outside. I just felt like we had enough size that we could contend with the 2012 team. One of the things the 2012 team lacked was size. We probably would have attacked them from inside and then outside. Our defense would have been pretty much solidified with the shot blockers as well as perimeter defensive players,” Jordan said. “I don’t think we would have had any problems with them.”

Great video game premise:

1992 Dream Team -vs- 2012 Dream Team

Jordan speculated that the ability to play the two teams head-to-head in NBA 2K13 would probably generate more debate – not less — about which team reigns supreme.”

Does everyone remember the roster for that original “Dream Team?” Look at the picture above to see how many Hall of Famers you can name. (Spoiler alert: Christian Laettner isn’t one of them).

Wall Street Journal – Speak Easy 

[August 16, 2012]

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Is Romney-Ryan Ticket a TOTAL RECALL

Playing out like a movie…

[Former Rep. Mel Levine (D-Calif.)]
With the announcement of Governor Romney’s presumptive running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan, I am beginning to wonder if this election will be 2008 all over again.

To be clear, I believe that Congressman Ryan is an intelligent man. He has clearly devoted himself to his work and commands an impressive knowledge of the U.S. fiscal policy. But Ryan’s intelligence does not blunt the impact of his extremist budget or right-wing voting record.

It doesn’t end there. Congressman Ryan would like to end Medicare as we know it, turning it into a voucher system which puts the burden of payment on the backs of seniors. According to CBS News, the elderly would have to pay as much as 68 percent of their health care coverage under Congressman Ryan’s plan, compared to the 25 percent they currently pay. What’s more, according to the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, the plan would replace Medicaid with block grants, causing between 14-27 million low-income Americans to lose health insurance.

Just like Governor Palin, Congressman Ryan’s extremism is not contained to one policy area. Congressman Ryan has maintained a radically anti-choice agenda, stating that all abortions should be illegal, even in the case of rape or incest, and co-sponsored a personhood bill that would declare that life begins at fertilization, effectively outlawing most forms of birth control. He also shares Governor Palin’s intolerance for equal rights for all, …click here to complete the question of a TOTAL RECALL Campaign

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