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Joe Biden
Daily Wire News • Fri 2020 Sep 11, 3:52pm

Joe Biden: …“Who’s, I mean, this idea of, you know, ‘Slow Joe,'” Biden said as he started to laugh before losing his train of thought. “I, anyway, I, I shouldn’t laugh about it because, uh, anyway, Donald Trump, uh, just look at us both, watch us, and determine whether or not you think, uh, um, I’m misleading anyone, not you personally, but the public, you know, look at me, judge me based on—”…

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Nancy Pelosi
Craig Bannister, CNS News • Fri 2020 Sep 11, 3:49pm

Pelosi: …“And, our priorities of a, the, um, one of our, ah…(knocks twice on podium) – our “climate action now” legislation that we passed is from the early legislation for us to have. Re-return to the Paris Accord, but to be-better, to do better than that.”…

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Big Fur Hat, IOTW Report • Tue 2016 Jul 12, 2:15pm

#BlackLivesMatter encounter a group of good ol’ boy counter-protesters. Must see video.

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge • Wed 2016 Jun 8, 2:47pm

Starting today, and continuing for the next month, the FAA has warned airplane pilots that GPS signals on on the West Coast, and especially over California and Nevada, may be impacted.

The reason why is not exactly clear, but as Gizmodo notes, the US military will be testing a device or devices that will potentially jam GPS signals for six hours each day.…

Stormbringer • Sat 2015 Mar 14, 9:50am

"Interesting phone call this morning by the IRS saying they had a warrant for me unless I paid 2000 dollars, total scam of course. Did a little research, next time I'll give give this technique a try . . . S.L."

[Video 3:23, lep094 on YouTube]

Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review • Thu 2014 May 29, 5:14pm

Spend a few hours in San Francisco or Austin and you will meet a host of caricatures who appear to have had all everyday words surgically removed from their brains, a greasy marketing dictionary being installed in their place. These are the annoyingly earnest types who have taken the language of the operating system and applied it to their daily lives — the people who work not in industries but in “spaces.” You don’t chat with them, you “interface.” You don’t go out for lunch, you “aggregate,” and, if the lunch plans go “viral,” you hope that the restaurant is “scalable.”

Scott Cleland, Daily Caller • Mon 2012 Oct 8, 6:01pm

The current Federal steward of radio frequency assignment authority is the low-level Office of Spectrum Management buried in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. While ostensibly it has the responsibility for “managing” the Federal spectrum inventory and assignments, it has minimal legal or delegated authority, power, or clout to actually efficiently or effectively manage the nation’s spectrum for the benefit of the Nation or the U.S. taxpaying public. In reality, they are a caretaker and bookkeeper of the nation’s spectrum, not a manager of it — no one is. … There is no coherent Federal policy that spectrum is a valuable scarce resource that needs to be conserved, well-managed and put to its highest and best use for the Nation and the American taxpayer. There is no formal annual spectrum budget process in the executive or legislative branch, where government spectrum holders have to justify their continued use of the spectrum, defend why they can’t share their spectrum with other bureaucracies, or why they can’t clear it for public auction.

There is no regular audit or accountability process to ensure that this valuable spectrum is being efficiently-used, fully-utilized and not wasted. There is no OMB-level review — independent of the departments and agencies that control the spectrum — to verify that it is being responsibly managed. There is also no required economic opportunity-cost analysis or cost-benefit analysis of Federal spectrum use.

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Rebecca Grant at VentureBeat • Sat 2012 Jun 30, 6:46pm
Zlango, an app that enables users to communicate with images rather than words, just hit the 1.25 billion text mark. … “As consumers search for more ways to clearly communicate via texts, Zlango offers high-impact images to bring popular culture and visual expression straight to their phones.” The company has raised $22 million to date…
Mike Myatt, Forbes • Wed 2012 Apr 11, 8:01pm

While developing an understanding of great communication skills is easier than one might think, being able to appropriately draw upon said skills when the chips are down is not always as easy as one might hope for. ... Great communicators are skilled a reading a person/group by sensing the moods, dynamics, attitudes, values and concerns of those being communicated with. Not only do they read they environment well, but they possess the uncanny ability to adapt their messaging to said environment without missing a beat. ... So, how do you know when your skills have matured to the point that you’ve become an excellent communicator? The answer is you’ll have reached the point where your interactions with others consistently use the following ten principles. ... Most importantly of all, keep in mind that communication is not about you, your opinions, your positions or your circumstances. It’s about helping others by meeting their needs, understanding their concerns, and adding value to their world.
[h/t War News Updates] • Wed 2011 Aug 24, 4:14pm

Steve Chabot, a Republican, had cell phones and cameras confiscated in order to "prevent an embarrassing Youtube video from making the rounds," according to Carlos Miller, who runs a blog documenting efforts by the state to stifle the First Amendment rights of photographers. ... Police said the cameras were taken "to protect the constituents." A local television station, however, was allowed to videotape the meeting and the brazen move by Chabot and the cops. [video]

Electric Smiley • Wed 2008 Dec 3, 4:01pm

"People can cultivate ways of communicating in online contexts that are equally as effective as those used offline," they write. "The degree to which … individuals develop unique conventions in the medium will determine their ability to communicate effectively." ... "People innovate in response to the challenges of a new context for the communication of essential elements of language...."