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The Song of Ferguson

The Song of Ferguson

Source: www.theatlantic.com - Saturday, August 16, 2014 Yesterday rapper J. Cole released a song in response to the murder of Michael Brown. Since its upload to the music streaming site SoundCloud, "Be Free" has already been played almost half a million times. In keeping with its soul as a real-time protest song, the recording is raw to the point you can hear papers shuffling, the turning of musical pages that would normally be edited out. Ben Sisario at The New York Times drew a parallel to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's "Ohio," which in 1970 took weeks to reach the public. Better than describing the song, here it is: As protest songs go, this is less a call to action ... Read More »

Obama takes on college costs and challenges in weekly address

Obama takes on college costs and challenges in weekly address

Source: www.dailykos.com - Saturday, August 16, 2014 We reformed a student loan system so that more money goes to students instead of big banks. We expanded grants and college tax credits for students and families. We took action to offer millions of students a chance to cap their student loan payments at 10% of their income. And Congress should pass a bill to let students refinance their loans at today’s lower interest rates, just like their parents can refinance their mortgage. President Obama focused on multiple parties—parents, students, colleges—and offered an overview of multiple programs he's fighting to implement to ensure that more Americans move on to get post-secondary education in America. That education, he said, is the ticket to ... Read More »

Russell Brand: Ferguson Makes Bill O’Reilly’s Racism ‘Come Bubbling Out’

Russell Brand: Ferguson Makes Bill O’Reilly’s Racism ‘Come Bubbling Out’

Source: www.mediaite.com - Saturday, August 16, 2014 Actor Russell Brand delivered yet another searing takedown of Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly this week, this time tackling his coverage of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown by police. “Bill’s racism comes bubbling out all the time,” Brand said after playing clips of him saying he trusts Attorney General Eric Holder to handle the situation appropriately “in this case.” “It’s almost, Bill, like f you’re living in a really unequal, unfair society that hasn’t recovered from the massive wounds of slavery and the continued inequality subjugation of the non-white population,” Brand said later, responding to O’Reilly’s apparent surprise over the looting and rioting in Ferguson. ... Read More »

FIBA World Cup 2014: USA vs Brazil on ESPN Game Thread

FIBA World Cup 2014: USA vs Brazil on ESPN Game Thread

Source: www.sbnation.com - Saturday, August 16, 2014 This is a game thread? Tonight on ESPN (catch it at 7 pm MT) the US Men's team (featuring a 15 man roster still including the Utah Jazz 's own Gordon Hayward , and the Atlanta Hawks nee Jazz sharpshooter Kyle Korver ) against Brazil (Jazz' Raul Neto is there too!). There's been a dearth of posts here lately, but I'm out of town. And, well, it's the weekend. If you are able to watch this game, pull up a chair and watch it and talk about it here. Good luck to both teams!All RelatedPowered by WPeMatico Home Home, US NEWS, World Read More »

Images Appear To Confirm iPhone 6 Battery Size

Images Appear To Confirm iPhone 6 Battery Size

Source: www.technobuffalo.com - Saturday, August 16, 2014 See full gallery on TechnoBuffalo There’s been a lot of concern over the iPhone 6’s battery life —and the device isn’t even out. Rumors suggest both new sizes—4.7-inch and 5.5-inch—could be major disappointments in that regard, giving the competition even more fuel for witless marketing . According to fresh new images, it seems those rumors might not be unfounded after all. First up, we get a look at the battery size for the 4.7-inch version, which appears to be 1810mAh, just as the previous rumors said. That’s a modest jump over the existing 1570mAh battery found in the iPhone 5s. People have a right to be concerned over such a small jump, especially ... Read More »

Kenya bars travellers from Ebola-hit countries

Kenya bars travellers from Ebola-hit countries

Source: www.cbc.ca - Sunday, August 17, 2014 The Kenyan government over the weekend said it will bar passengers travelling from three West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak, closing a debate in East Africa's economic powerhouse about whether the national airline was exposing the country to the deadly disease.All RelatedPowered by WPeMatico Home Home, US NEWS, World Read More »

Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO

Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO

Source: www.denverpost.com - Monday, August 04, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.All RelatedPowered by WPeMatico Home Home, US NEWS, World Read More »

Apple to Open Third Netherlands Retail Store This Saturday, August 9

Apple to Open Third Netherlands Retail Store This Saturday, August 9

Source: www.macrumors.com - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Apple has announced on its website (via ifoAppleStore ) that it will open its third store in the Netherlands this Saturday, August 9 at The Hague's Passage mall. Job listings for the store were posted over a year ago, as the location itself will join Apple's stores in Haarlem and Amsterdam . According to One More Thing [ Google Translate ], the new location in The Hague will also feature a 360-degree Genius Bar, which will be accompanied by Apple's trademark glass exterior and retail store aspects. Apple's newest retail store in The Hague will open at 10 AM this Saturday, August 9. As with the company's other retail openings, it is expected ... Read More »

Obama signs funding package for Israel's Iron Dome

Obama signs funding package for Israel's Iron Dome

Source: www.miamiherald.com - Monday, August 04, 2014 President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday granting an additional $225 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.All RelatedPowered by WPeMatico Home Home, US NEWS, World Read More »

Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

Source: www.denverpost.com - Monday, August 04, 2014 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, raising hopes that the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies could finally be coming to an end.All RelatedPowered by WPeMatico Home Home, US NEWS, World Read More »

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