Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:
(CNN) — An email exchange between two old Washington hands – one, a longtime journalist, and the second, a source in the Obama administration – is at the center of a political controversy Thursday as two sides read the messages differently.
The veteran journalist is Bob Woodward, who broke the Watergate scandal and wrote a book about the debt ceiling negotiations in the summer of 2011. The Obama administration source is Gene Sperling, a senior economic aide to President Barack Obama and a veteran of the Clinton administration.
I recorded it because I missed the first part. Adam had bright red hair when he was a kid. Often Jewish kids who are mixed with Gentiles will come out with red hair. So for me that was more confirmation that he was Jewish. Also the friends interviewed in the documentary Raising Adam Lanza were also Jewish.
They put the spotlight on Nancy Lanza because that is where it belongs. My take is that she was jealous of normal kids, had a death wish, and Adam had a death wish and hated the nice normal kids he encountered.
- Motherlode Blog: Will You Watch ‘Raising Adam Lanza’ on ‘Frontline’? (parenting.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Revelations About Adam Lanza’s Mental Health Still Don’t Explain the Violence (theatlanticwire.com)
- The 27th Victim: Nancy Lanza Is Subject Of ‘Frontline’ Documentary (wnyc.org)
Originally posted on NewsFeed:
What would happen if Adolf Hitler woke up in modern-day Berlin to find that it was not occupied by Russian soldiers but instead by a vibrant, multicultural citizenry? This is the premise of the debut novel by German journalist Timur Vermes, Er Ist Wieder Da (He’s Back), which has topped Germany’s best-seller list.
(RARE PHOTOS: Inside Hitler’s Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin, 1945)
Narrated in the first-person by Hitler, the story follows the Führer as he awakens from a 66-year sleep in his bunker beneath Berlin to find an entirely changed Germany. In the celebrity-obsessed modern-day city, everyone assumes the fulminating leader of the Nazi party is a comedian in character — and soon he becomes a celebrity with a guest slot on a Turkish-born comedian’s TV show. His bigoted rants are interpreted as a satirical exposure of prejudice, leading him to decide to start his own political party.
Originally posted on The Chart:
If you watched “Little House on the Prairie,” chances are you remember the story of Mary Ingalls.
The television show and popular book series drew on the real-life experiences of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Mary, Laura’s sister, went blind as a teenager after contracting scarlet fever, according to the story. Now a team of medical researchers are raising questions about whether that’s true.
Dr. Beth Tarini, one of the co-authors of the paper, became intrigued by the question as a medical student.
As a vegetarian I have also been a fruitarian and a raw foodist and a macrobiotic and a vegan. I also fasted with stuff like garlic and lemons! Not only done everything but read everything about diets and types of diets. I am trying to incorporate more fruit in my diet and vegetables because of my high cholesterol which I have brought down quite a bit.
I know you can’t do the imbalanced nutso thing for very long. Jobs was not balanced but he was a creative genius and they are often unbalanced and don’t see what others see and see what others don’t see.
(CNN) — After learning that Ashton Kutcher had landed in the hospital trying to follow Steve Jobs’ all-fruit diet, CNN reader Sumday had just one question: “All I really wanted to know was why this diet was bad?”
Jobs first fell for extreme diets during his freshman year of college, according to Walter Isaacson‘s biography “Steve Jobs.” Jobs and his college friend Daniel Kottke became vegetarians after reading “Diet for a Small Planet.”
Then Jobs read “Mucusless Diet Healing System” by Arnold Ehret; Ehret believed in eating nothing but fruits and starchless vegetables like spinach, carrots and cucumbers. Jobs began with two-day fruit fasts, eventually going for a week or more. “I got into it in my typical nutso way,” Jobs told Isaacson.
Ehret’s fruitarian diet, also called the Eden Garden Diet or Ehretism, is often used as a type of cleanse, according to LiveStrong.com. Designed to detoxify the system, it can do more long-term harm than good.
- Steve Job’s Fruitarian Diet Lands Ashton Kutcher in the Hospital (newsfeed.time.com)
Heloise is working hard to make and buy fine jewelry for the masses. Attractively priced high quality both fine and fashion finds for women and even some for men.
I will have paypal available with photos and descriptions of the pieces with a price. I will later sell by auction on ebay. But for now plan to sell at local trade shows. So if you live here stop by on March 2nd and 3rd at the Will Rogers Convention center. It’s free to the public.
I sold a few shares of Netflix and cashed in enough to pay my doctor bills. Netflix is my new cash cow. I bought in at 55/ps and it is close to 150 ps. Its recent history had it at 300 ps. So I did not sell all shares.
But a cool grand in a few weeks doing nothing ain’t bad. On the other hand the apple drop is bad. I did sell my shares of apple to buy my new penny stocks which have gone up hundreds of a percent and my portfolio is now looking great. But it did not look so good when I had Amazon and Apple in it. It would drop a lot and never got to the pricepoints of late.
My other venture is buying lots of gold and silver jewelry and making new pieces from parts. I plan to sell it but to individual buyers in person for now. I will probably make more money. If women seem to like my work I will sell it online. Stocks and jewelry pays more than I ever got from writing free blogs.
Originally posted on Inside TV:
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Fox’s American Idol returned Wednesday night to its lowest-rated and least-watched regular-season premiere telecast ever (the first season aired during the summer and generally isn’t counted). Idol delivered 17.9 million viewers and a 6.0 adults 18-49 demo rating. That’s down 19 percent from last year’s opener, which was the previous lowest-ever record-holder.
The numbers also mean last night’s Idol premiere will not be the most-watched entertainment show this week — Tuesday’s NCIS had 22.9 million viewers. This is the first time another series was seen by more viewers than Idol during its regular season premiere week.