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A confident President Barack Obama kicked off his second term on Monday with an impassioned call for a more inclusive America that rejects partisan rancor and embraces immigration reform, gay rights and the fight against climate change.

Obama's ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol was filled with traditional pomp and pageantry, but it was a scaled-back inauguration compared to the historic start of his presidency in 2009 when he swept into office on a mantle of hope and change as America's first black president

Despite expectations tempered by lingering economic weakness and a divided Washington, Obama delivered a preview of the second-term priorities he intends to pursue, declaring Americans "are made for this moment" and must "seize it together."

His hair visibly gray after four years in office, Obama called for an end to the political partisanship that marked much of his first term in the White House in bitter fights over the economy with Republicans.

Barack Obama takes oath of office
President Obama: "My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it"
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Obama Inauguration

He issued a plea for political unity while embracing liberal causes such as immigration reform, gay rights and the fight against climate change.

Mr Obama, 51, who is the 44th US president, was sworn in for his second term by Chief Justice John Roberts.

Hundreds of thousands of people crammed the ceremony on the National Mall.

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, along with dozens of senators, congressional leaders and other dignitaries, attended the event at the US Capitol.

'Steeled resolve'
In his inaugural address, the Democratic president laid out his vision for the next four years and repeatedly declared: "Our journey is not complete."




The first lady is well known for her wardrobe choices, and for the inauguration, Michelle Obama showed off her ability to make multiple style statements during a single day.

In the morning, she wore a custom-made navy checkered jacket by American designer Thom Browne. Then on the West Front of the Capitol for the swearing-in, she updated her look with a bejeweled J.Crew belt and changed shoes, switching from heels to suede boots.

Finally, during the afternoon luncheon with Congress, she unveiled a blue and white dress, also by Browne, and a blue Reed Krakoff cardigan, which she wore the day before to the president's private oath-taking ceremony at the White House.

Throughout the day, the first lady held true to style trends we've watched her develop over the past few years.

J.Crew continues to be a staple of her and her daughters' wardrobes; she often mixes high and low-end fashion; and she loves belts.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
America's concern over gun violence became the focus of speeches in Atlanta on Monday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who led a non-violent struggle for civil rights before he was gunned down at age 39.

Crowds gathered at commemorative services across the country on the national holiday in King's honor, the same day as President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremonies and little more than a month after the Connecticut mass shooting that touched off a national outcry over gun control.

In a ceremony in King's hometown of Atlanta, his daughter Bernice King spoke at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was once a pastor. She recalled her father's reaction after their family home in Montgomery, Alabama, was bombed in 1956 during a boycott of the local bus system.

Some black residents of the city were "armed that day, ready to protect their homes," but King urged them to put away their guns, Bernice King said.

New York Daily News

It could have been even worse.

The New Mexico teen accused of gunning down his younger siblings, his mom and his pastor father reportedly planned on continuing his killing spree at a local Walmart.

Nehemiah Griego, 15, had loaded up his family van with "several" guns that he intended to use to slaughter customers at the nearby shopping center, the Albuquerque Journal reported Monday.

Griego hoped to die in a shootout with cops, sources told the paper.
But he was talked out of the plan by a friend, who convinced him over the phone to meet him at his father’s church, the paper said.

He eventually told a church security guard about the crime, and the retired cop called 911, the report said.

The motive for the horrific slayings were still unclear, but the paper said the home-schooled teen had had a "minor disagreement" with his mom Sarah Griego Friday night.


San Francisco will meet Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII after respective wins over Atlanta and New England.

The 49ers trailed 17-0 early in the second quarter, as the Falcons' Julio Jones caught two touchdown passes.

But the Niners, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick and star running back Frank Gore, fought back to win 28-24.

Jim Harbaugh's side will meet the Ravens, who are coached by his older brother John and beat the Patriots 28-13, in New Orleans on 3 February.

Atlanta, and wide receiver Jones in particular, raced out of the blocks, scoring on their first three possessions.

Their opening drive culminated in Jones being found unmarked by quarterback Matt Ryan for a 46-yard touchdown.

Kicker Matt Bryant, who booted the winning field-goal from 49 yards last week with only 13 seconds remaining of their divisional play-off against Seattle, then converted a 35-yard effort to make it 10-0.

The Guardian

China has criticised comments made by Hillary Clinton about its increasingly complex and fractious dispute with Japan over uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.

Tensions over the island chain – known as the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China – have escalated since Japan bought the islands from private owners.

Chinese ships returned to waters around the disputed islands on Monday, the Japanese coastguard said, for the 24th time since the row broke out. Japan's defence minister has refused to rule out the use of warning shots to deter Chinese aircraft from flying nearby, a move that would raise the stakes. This month China scrambled fighter jets to tail Japanese fighters that were shadowing a Chinese surveillance plane.

The row is shaded by broader concerns: neighbours are anxious about an increasingly powerful China, while China fears the US is seeking to contain it. Beijing hit out at Washington after Clinton said that while the US did not take a position on the sovereignty of the chain, it opposed "any unilateral actions that would seek to undermine Japanese administration".

The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a briefing on Monday that the outgoing US secretary of state's comments were "ignorant of facts and indiscriminate of rights and wrongs", echoing a statement issued the previous day.



The fall of Lance Armstrong was as steep as the mountains he climbed en route to the Champs-Elysees and life as a global icon. He left a trail of destruction on the way up and on the way down.

The damage included the careers of teammates and support staff whom he verbally attacked or sued. Millions of dollars invested in cycling’s biggest star by corporate sponsors large and small are now gone. Armstrong’s Livestrong anti-cancer charity, whose yellow plastic donation bracelets were once ubiquitous, faces questions about whether it can retain support. Some former backers may have millions of dollars in legal bills as litigation over the sports fraud plays out.


Der Spiegel

It was a neck-and-neck race in the German state of Lower Saxony, but ultimately Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives lost. The center-left Social Democrats and environmentalist Green Party have scored an upset victory.

In an upset victory, Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Greens won a pivotal state election in Lower Saxony on Sunday, ousting the incumbent conservative government with a one-seat advantage in the regional parliament.

Although Governor David McAllister's conservative Christian Democratic Union scored the most votes as a single party, at 36 percent, it still failed to gain enough ballots together with its junior coalition partner, the Free Democratic Party (FDP), to remain in government. The center-left Social Democratic Party (SDP), garnered 32.6 percent of the votes and the environmentalist Greens 13.7 percent.


French and Malian armored columns rolled into the towns of Diabaly and Douentza in central Mali on Monday after the al Qaeda-linked rebels who had seized them fled into the bush to avoid air strikes.

France said the advance was a significant step in its campaign to break Islamist fighters' grip over Mali's vast desert north, a presence raising fears of the region becoming a an African launchpad for international militant attacks.

The stakes in Mali rose dramatically last week when Islamist gunmen cited France's intervention as the reason for attacking a gas plant in neighboring Algeria, seizing hundreds of hostages and sowing fears the conflict would spill across borders.

"This advance by Mali's army into towns held by their enemies is a clear military success for the government in Bamako and for French forces supporting the operation," French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.


Britain's Prince Harry says he killed Afghan insurgents during sorties against the Taliban while on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan where he was a gunner in Apache attack helicopters.

Queen Elizabeth's 28-year-old grandson, third in line to the British throne, will return home later this week after a 20-week posting with NATO forces at the Camp Bastion military base in the southern province of Helmand.

Asked before he left Afghanistan if he had killed insurgents during his tour, he said: "Yeah, so, lots of people have. ... Yes, we fire when we have to, take a life to save a life, but essentially we're more of a deterrent than anything else.

"If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game, I suppose," the second son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana said in one of several interviews released to the media.


Algeria said on Monday it had confirmed the deaths of at least 38 workers, all but one foreign, at the Sahara gas plant its forces stormed two days ago and said the Islamist gunmen had been led by a man with Canadian citizenship.

Named only as Chedad, a surname found among Arabs in North Africa, the Canadian was among 29 assailants from a local al Qaeda group killed during the four-day siege, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said. Another three were detained.

Among hostages confirmed dead by their own governments were three Americans, seven Japanese, six Filipinos and three Britons; others from Britain, Norway and elsewhere were listed as unaccounted for. Sellal said 37 foreigners died, of whom seven were unidentified, and a further five were missing.

Though nearly 700 Algerians and 100 other foreigners escaped or were rescued, the apparent ease with which a group could race over the nearby border from lawless Libya and seize a heavily defended and economically strategic facility has raised doubts for investors on the security of Algeria's vital energy sector.


India's Supreme Court will hear a petition on Tuesday by one of the five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a student in a bus to shift the case out of the capital on grounds that the atmosphere was too surcharged to ensure a fair trial.

Last month's assault on the 23-year-old woman on a New Delhi bus triggered an outpouring of anger and grief and calls for swift punishment for the five men and a juvenile who will be y tried separately.

One of the accused, Mukesh Singh, approached the Supreme Court urging the trial be held anywhere but New Delhi, saying both the police and the judiciary were under intense public pressure on the case and that a fair trial was not possible.

A bench headed by the Chief Justice Altamas Kabir will hear the petition on Tuesday, Singh's lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma, said on Monday.


The Russian government said that it was sending two airplanes to Lebanon in an effort to evacuate any of its citizens who wish to leave neighboring Syria.

Russia Today, the official English-language outlet for the country, reports the planes will depart on Tuesday and are expected to carry about 100 Russians.

As the AP reports this is significant because Russia has been Syria's staunch ally. The country has used its veto power in the United Nations to stop international intervention in the bloody conflict against President Bashar Assad that started in March of 2011.

The AP adds:

"Monday's announcement appears to reflect Moscow's increasing doubts about Assad's ability to cling to power and growing concerns about the safety of its citizens.
"Russia's Foreign Ministry has said that it has contingency plans in place to evacuate thousands of Russians from Syria."

Russia Today adds that speculation had swirled about whether Russia would use its Navy to evacuate its citizens from Syria.



U.S. safety investigators on Sunday ruled out excess voltage as the cause of a battery fire this month on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner jet operated by Japan Airlines Co (JAL) and said they were expanding the probe to look at the battery's charger and the jet's auxiliary power unit.

Last week, governments across the world grounded the Dreamliner while Boeing halted deliveries after a problem with a lithium-ion battery on a second 787 plane, flown by All Nippon Airways Co (ANA), forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing in western Japan.

A growing number of investigators and Boeing executives are working around the clock to determine what caused the two incidents which the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says released flammable chemicals and could have sparked a fire in the plane's electrical compartment.

There are still no clear answers about the root cause of the battery failures, but the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board's statement eliminated one possible answer that had been raised by Japanese investigators.


Refrigerators are getting smart. A new model released earlier this month runs apps to help users browse recipes, create shopping lists and manage the expiration dates of items like yogurt and milk.

The T9000 refrigerator by electronics company Samsung has a 10-inch Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen and includes apps such as Epicurious for recipes and Evernote for note-taking.

"The fridge, because it's the hub of the family and the kitchen, is now another access point without having to drag around your tablet or have your phone with you in the vicinity of where you're cooking or entertaining," said Warner Doell, a vice president in the home appliance division at Samsung Canada.

The display enables users to keep up with the news, weather and even Twitter from the fridge door. It can also replace hand-written calendars with Google Calendar integration, and run slideshows of photos, according to Doell.

Shopping lists can be created on the fridge with the Evernote app, which will sync to smartphones and recipes can be found at Epicurious.


A team from City of London School has been named the winner of a national codebreaking competition.

In total 6,268 pupils from 725 British schools took part in the National Cypher Challenge at the end of 2012.

Previous years have seen 200 teams take part but this year 1,600 teams signed up to decode a series of cryptic codes released online.

The event was organised by Southampton University with support from GCHQ and commercial partners.

The competition was only for UK schools but teams from Tokyo, Bangkok, Florida and Honolulu also applied to take part.

It ran over a period of two months, with codes of increasing difficulty being issued periodically on the internet for school teams to crack, explained Prof Graham Niblo, organiser of the contest and head of mathematics at Southampton University.

The Guardian

Is the cyber security analyst Eugene Kaspersky the most dangerous man in the world? After more than 15 years researching cyber-crime and running the international online security firm Kaspersky Lab, he is certainly the most paranoid.

Cyber threats are developed as quickly as new technologies themselves, he told a session at the DLD13 conference in Munich on Monday, and with computers now such a critical part of our infrastructure – from our smartphones and cars to national energy systems and even prisons – the potential for damage and danger is catastrophic.

He points to Stuxnet, which was confirmed as the culprit behind three incidents of cyber-terrorism: one in Estonia, one on an Iranian nuclear facility and one on oil companies in Saudi Arabia, which destroyed data on 30,000 computers. If viruses can damage hardware, as in 1998 and 1999 when 10,000 notebooks were destroyed with one virus, are we ready to reinstate human-operated mechanical control systems as roadblocks? It won't happen, but things are only going to get worse, he warns.

The Guardian

Atari, the pioneering video game company that created Pong and Asteroids, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US.

The American units of the 41-year-old company made a chapter 11 filing in New York on Monday, in an attempt to separate themselves from the loss-making French parent company Atari SA.

Atari Inc said bankruptcy proceedings would separate the US parts of the group from the "financial encumbrances" of its French parent, which has failed to make a profit since 1999.

The US operation has shifted its focus towards digital games for mobile phones, tablets or Facebook.

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  •  The Inauguration was the big (30+ / 0-)

    news today. A little Al Green for your listening pleasure. I wonder how many people made love while listening to this.

    Happy Monday everyone and hope the celebrations of Martin Luther King's birthday went well for all.


    The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.― Neil deGrasse Tyson

    by maggiejean on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:03:55 PM PST

  •  "Reversing The Polarity" (14+ / 0-)

    From BoingBoing: R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" shifted into a major scale

    Someone has gone to the trouble (I don't know how but would suspect using Melodyne DNA or somesuch) of processing R.E.M.'s minor-scale downer hit 'Losing My Religion' so that all the minor notes are now major. When I followed the link I thought it'd be a cover, but no, it's the original, processed. It's uncanny - the song is just as familiar as always but the impact is utterly different. Kind of like finding a colour print of a film you'd only known in black and white, or seeing Garfield minus Garfield for the first time. I like it.
    Even though R.E.M.'s video for the song plays with religious symbols, the song is not about religion or spirituality. Michael Stipe has referred to it as a song about "obsession" and "unrequited love," in which all actions and words of the object of your obsession are scrubbed for hidden meaning and hopeful signs. In minor-scale, the song has a melancholy that serves the desperation of the lyrics. But reworked to major-scale, the track almost feels... hopeful.

    That "hopeful/upbeat" effect is even more pronounced on the version of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" that was shifted to major scale.

    Other songs digitally reworked by MajorScaled TV:

  •  because our air isn't dirty enough (14+ / 0-)

    Davis Co. refinery looking to expand production

    Utah’s bad air quality is at the center of a debate over whether an oil refinery in Davis County should be allowed to increase production.

    Holly Refinery wants to dismantle equipment in its New Mexico refinery and move it to the Woods Cross facility, doubling production from 30,000 to 60,000 barrels every day.

    In 2008, Holly was told by the Environmental Protection Agency to lower its emissions. Officials say the company has done that by replacing dated equipment with the latest technology and they’re confident that an expanded plant would still meet EPA standards.

    “Since it is new equipment we are able to use stat-of-the-art controls on it, and beyond that we’re installing that on existing equipment and even going beyond what the law requires,” said Mike Astin, spokesperson for Holly Frontier.

    Ted Kennedy: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die…”

    by jlms qkw on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:13:10 PM PST

  •  2000 & now (11+ / 0-)
    The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is a body of senior uniformed leaders in the United States Department of Defense who advise the Secretary of Defense, the Homeland Security Council, the National Security Council and the President on military matters.

    The composition of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is defined by statute and consists of the:

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS),
    Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS),
    and the Military Service Chiefs from the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Marine Corps:

    all appointed by the President following Senate confirmation.

    Photo 2000 Joint Chiefs of Staff

    General Hugh Shelton - Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Retired from military - -  since then Other Work:   

    Chairman, Board of Directors, Red Hat Corporation
    Director, Anheuser Busch
    Director, Anteon International
    Director, Protective Products of America (PPA.TO)


    Vice Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Gen Richard Myers   USAF February 29, 2000 October 1, 2001

    Northrop Grumman, Board of Directors

    On 13 September 2006, he also joined the board of directors of United Technologies Corporation. He also serves on the boards of Aon Corporation, John Deere, the USO and holds the Colin L. Powell Chair for National Security, Leadership, Character and Ethics at the National Defense University. He also has advised the Defense Health Board and served on the Army War College Board of Visitors.


    Military Service Chief of Staff, Army

    Eric K. Shinseki  June 21, 1999 June 11, 2003

    Shinseki has served as a director for several corporations: Honeywell International and Ducommun, military contractors; Grove Farm Corporation; First Hawaiian Bank; and Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. He is a member of the Advisory Boards at the Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and to the U.S. Comptroller General. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council of the United States, and the Association of the United States Army.

    On December 7, 2008, then-President-elect Barack Obama announced at a press conference in Chicago that he would nominate Shinseki to become the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.He was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on January 20, 2009, and sworn in the next day.


    Military Chief of Staff, Air Force

    Ryan retired from the U.S. Air Force on October 1, 2001.


    Military Chief of Staff, Marines

    James L. Jones General July 1, 1999 January 12, 2003 Oversaw the Marine Corps' development of MARPAT camouflage uniforms and the adoption of the Marine C

    Following his retirement from the military, Jones became president of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce; he also served as chair of the board of directors of the Atlantic Council of the United States from June 2007 until January 2009, when he assumed the post of National Security Advisor.

    Jones also served as a member of the guiding coalition for the Project on National Security Reform, as well as chairman of the Independent Commission on the Iraqi Security Forces.

    He was a member of the Board of directors of The Boeing Company from June 21, 2007 to December 15, 2008, serving on the company's Audit and Finance Committees. Jones was also a member of the Board of directors of Cross Match Technologies, a privately held biometric solutions company, from October 2007 to January 2009.
    Jones was employed on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a bipartisan think-tank, from 2007 to 2008, and then began serving again in 2011. He was a member of the Board of directors of Chevron Corporation from May 28, 2008 to December 5, 2008, serving on the Board Nominating and Governance and Public Policy Committees.

    According to the first report since Jones re-entered government service in January 2009, Jones earned a salary and bonus of $900,000 from the US Chamber, as well as director fees of $330,000 from the Boeing Company and $290,000 from the Chevron Corporation.
    After leaving the Obama administration, Jones returned as a Fellow at the US Chamber in 2011.

    The board of directors of General Dynamics has elected Jones to be a director of the corporation, effective August 3, 2011. Also, on January 13, 2012, Jones joined Deloitte Consulting LLP as a senior adviser who will work with Federal and commercial consulting clients within Deloitte's Department of Defense and Intel segments.

    Military Chief of Staff, Navy

    ADM Jay L. Johnson 16 May 1996 21 July 2000

    Johnson was Executive Vice President of Dominion Resources, Inc., from December 2002 to September 2008, also serving as Senior Vice President of Dominion Energy, Inc., from 2000 to 2002; President and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Delivery from 2002 to 2007; and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Virginia Power from October 2007 to September 2008.

    Johnson has been a director of General Dynamics, one of the largest U.S. defense contractors, since 2003. He served as Vice Chairman from September 2008 to July 2009, and since then as President and Chief Executive Officer on the retirement of Nicholas Chabraja.

    Goldman Sachs's CEO got a 75 % raise this year. Lloyd Blankfein made $21 million last year, a $2 million salary and a $19 million bonus, that includes $5.6 million in cash.

    by anyname on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:13:19 PM PST

    •  wow anyname. Thank you so much. (9+ / 0-)

      Your work in putting together these links is truly appreciated.

      The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.― Neil deGrasse Tyson

      by maggiejean on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:18:11 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  well (3+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        maggiejean, Steveningen, basquebob

        I think it goes back to the beginning of the country really;

        I don't have the research at my finger tips; but if I skip forward just prior to Civil War and Civil War era and pulled the research on all the businesses that sold to Union Army or Confederate Army..... some of them are still around - war is good  for business!

        ( someone handy at looking up government contracts should check if those Civil War era business are still bidding on and getting military or government contracts 2013....

        I think (guessin) that laws governing corporations are the place we are stuck....  when corporations were first created  they could only hold a charter as long as they served their original mission; but after that were automatically dissolved; some people feel we should go back to that corporate model;

        Example, new business just prior to Civil War : then & now

        Proctor and Gamble sold soap to the military during the Civil War ( doing this from memory but I think this is accurate )

        Goldman Sachs's CEO got a 75 % raise this year. Lloyd Blankfein made $21 million last year, a $2 million salary and a $19 million bonus, that includes $5.6 million in cash.

        by anyname on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:53:00 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

    •  Eisenhower had it right. (9+ / 0-)

      Beware of the military industrial complex. Your links, anyname, indicate his advice was ignored.

      The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.― Neil deGrasse Tyson

      by maggiejean on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:24:45 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  A refrigerator with display that can handle (13+ / 0-)

    web browsing for recipes and a shopping list that can be shared with phones via Bluetooth or at least email would be ideal.

    Our refrigerator has a paper shopping list in a magnetic basket, of which I take a picture with my phone before going out any given evening.  If I want to bring a recipe for items therein into the kitchen, that's my phone - but, having that built into the appliance from where I take most of the ingredients would be ideal (and, with a waterproof cover, less damaging on my devices).

    Thanks for this OND, maggiejean.  Al Green is always good.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:19:34 PM PST

  •  Time, Life, Look (9+ / 0-)

    Time Magazine

    Managing Editor    Richard Stengel
    Categories    News magazine
    Frequency    Weekly
    Total circulation
    (2012)    3,276,822[1]
    First issue    March 3, 1923
    Company    Time Inc. (Time Warner)
    Country    United States
    Based in    New York City

    Time magazine was created in 1923 by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce, making it the first weekly news magazine in the United States.

    Time Warner

    Time Warner Inc. (formerly AOL Time Warner) is an American multinational media corporation headquartered in the Time Warner Center in New York City. As of mid-2010, it was the world's second largest media and entertainment conglomerate in terms of revenue (behind The Walt Disney Company), as well as the world's largest media conglomerate
    Time Warner
    Type    Public
    Traded as    NYSE: TWX
    S&P 500 Component
    Industry    Mass media
    Predecessor(s)    Time Inc.
    Warner Communications
    Founded    1990
    Headquarters    Time Warner Center,
    10 Columbus Circle,
    New York City, New York, United States
    Area served    Worldwide
    Key people    Jeffrey L. Bewkes
    (Chairman & CEO)
    Products    Television, movies, entertainment, cable, broadcasting, radio, web portals

    Life is the title of several American magazines:
    A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936. Time founder Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1936 solely so that he could acquire the rights to its name.

    A weekly news magazine launched by Luce in 1936, with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. Life was published weekly until 1972; as an intermittent "special" until 1978; and as a monthly from 1978 to 2000.

    Look was a bi-weekly, general-interest magazine published in Des Moines, Iowa, from 1937 to 1971, with more of an emphasis on photographs than articles. A large-size magazine of 11 by 14 inches, it was generally considered the also-ran to Life magazine, which began publication months earlier and ended in 1972.
    It is known for helping launch the career of film director Stanley Kubrick, who was a staff photographer.

    Frequency    Bi-weekly
    First issue    February 1937
    Final issue    October 19, 1971
    Company    Cowles Media
    Country    United States
    Based in    Des Moines, Iowa

    Goldman Sachs's CEO got a 75 % raise this year. Lloyd Blankfein made $21 million last year, a $2 million salary and a $19 million bonus, that includes $5.6 million in cash.

    by anyname on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:38:03 PM PST

    •  Viacom (6+ / 0-)

      Viacom Inc., short for "Video & Audio Communications", is an American global mass media company with interests primarily in, but not limited to, cinema and cable television.

      As of 2010, it is the world's fourth-largest media conglomerate, behind The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner and News Corporation. Viacom is owned in majority by National Amusements, Inc., a privately owned theater company based in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA.

      National Amusements holds another controlling stake in CBS Corporation.
      Viacom Inc.

      Type    Public
      Traded as    NASDAQ: VIA VIAB
      FWB: VCX
      NASDAQ-100 Component
      S&P 500 Component
      Industry    Mass media
      Predecessor(s)    Viacom
      Founded    January 3, 2006
      Headquarters    One Astor Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
      Area served    Worldwide
      Key people    Sumner M. Redstone
      (Executive Chairman)
      Philippe P. Dauman
      (President & CEO)
      Products    Cable television, broadcasting, radio, publishing, movies, and web portals

      Goldman Sachs's CEO got a 75 % raise this year. Lloyd Blankfein made $21 million last year, a $2 million salary and a $19 million bonus, that includes $5.6 million in cash.

      by anyname on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:07:31 PM PST

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  •  We had one Gay Progressive time of it up here (7+ / 0-)

    with Dave in Northridge this weekend.  All the fun we had, all the "just learning about you" discussions we shared, my favorite part of this weekend was watching the Inauguration together this morning in our jammies. To witness together our President give us not just a nod but a place of historical importance in American history. Well, you can imagine.

    I'm all out of kleenex.

  •  The First Lady is smiling big... (6+ / 0-)

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    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:37:18 PM PST

  •  :o) (5+ / 0-)

    Raw: Bidens Dance to "I Can't Stop Loving You"

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    Raw: Obamas Dance to "Let's Stay Together"

    At the Commander-in-Chief Ball, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama shared a dance set to Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" performed by Jennifer Hudson. (Jan. 21)

    It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

    by Pam from Calif on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:48:35 PM PST

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    There are ways to discriminate and get away with it: Tom Hofeller draws “exceptionally smart” redistricting maps. His objective is to "design wombs for the GOP team and tombs for the other guys,” Draper wrote.

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