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Determine What the Search Terms Mean, composition Titles Evaluate, Examine

It is possible to provide clear and concise instructions regarding how your admission essay must be composed and the contents which you’d really like to be comprised within the admission essay. An admissions essay is just not precisely the same … Continue reading

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Tiny Talking Robot Kirobo Returns from Space

After 18 months on board the International Space Station, humanoid communication robot Kirobo returned to Earth as a passenger on SpaceX’s CRS-5 Dragon cargo supply spacecraft, which successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean earlier today. Continue reading

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Navy Week Comes to Detroit Commemorating War of 1812

Five days of activities will take place in downtown Detroit next week commemorating the War of 1812, which gave us a burnt White House, the Star Spangled Banner and finally convinced the British that we were no longer colonies, among other things. Continue reading

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Digital Politics – Obama Ahead of Romney in Web, Social Media

The Obama campaign is using digital tools to talk directly with voters at almost four times the rate of the Romney campaign, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. The tools, now also in widespread use at automakers, bypass the filters and biases of traditional media coverage. However, the latest electronic communications techniques are also largely a one-way street as campaigns (and automakers) talk at but rarely share or forward responses, long a complaint of traditional media critics. Continue reading

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One in Five Americans Blissfully Untroubled by the Internet

One out of five American adults does not use the internet, according to the latest study by the Pew Internet Project, which has been closely tracking the internet since 2000. Senior citizens, Spanish speakers, adults with less than a high school education, and those living in households earning less than $30,000 per year are the least likely adults to have internet access. Continue reading

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Local News is Newspaper Strength in Shifting Media Fare. Duh

What this means to struggling local newspapers is unclear. Nevertheless as a group, local news consumers are more likely than others to prefer newspapers for almost all of 16 topics asked about in the survey—including crime, local politics, community events, arts and culture, local schools, taxes, government activity, restaurants, other local business, housing issues, job openings, and local zoning issues. Continue reading

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Milestones: Freedom of Information Act Web Site

Any citizen can make a FOIA request about any topic, although there are still considerable delays, prevarications and redactions by government agencies in making politically sensitive information available. Moreover, Congress still largely conducts its business behind closed doors with access only given all too often to the privileged wealthy few and monied special interests that dominate our ‘pay to play’ political process. Continue reading

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Census Bureau Posts Ten Voting Trend Graphics

All the graphics are based on previously released tabulations from the November Voting and Registration Supplement of the Current Population Survey. Noteworthy are the extremely low rates of participation among large numbers of people of all backgrounds. Continue reading

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Local and Network TV See Steep Declines as News Sources

The long term declines in the number of people getting news from such sources as local TV and network news shows have steepened this year. The number of people gathering campaign news online, which had nearly tripled between 2000 and 2008, has leveled off in 2012. In previous campaigns, declining figures for traditional TV and newspapers as sources were at least partly offset by increasing numbers turning to the internet. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for Democracy Now, Noting Battles Past, Girding Ourselves for Coming Political, Economic and Military Wars

What’s called the most American of holidays, Thanksgiving, had its roots in pilgrim and other colonial celebrations going back to the early 17th century. It was President George Washington who first designated the celebration of Thanksgiving by our national government … Continue reading

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Honda Unveils new ASIMO Robot – World Debut of Autonomous Control – Production and Public Use Near?

Honda Motor Company today unveiled an all-new ASIMO humanoid robot equipped with what Honda claims is the world’s first autonomous behavior control technology. This means the all-new ASIMO can now continue moving without being controlled by an operator. In theory, with this improved artificial intelligence and the physical ability to adapt to situations, ASIMO is close to practical public use. How close production is remains to be seen. Continue reading

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Letter From Japan on the Earthquake and Media Coverage

John Harris is a friend and an excellent speechwriter I worked with in Asia Pacific who lives in the Tokyo area. John is now dealing with the aftershocks of the Japanese earthquake – literally and figuratively.  See John here on … Continue reading

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