<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-kushnick/atts-top-13-broken-promis_b_5917694.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">AT&T's Top 13 Broken Promises. DIRECTV Merger? 'Giga'-Me-a-Break!</a>

AT&T's Top 13 Broken Promises. DIRECTV Merger? 'Giga'-Me-a-Break!


(This information is from “The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net”.)

If you live in any one of these 22 states, this story is about your broadband, Internet, phone and cable service from AT&T, as well as wiring of the schools, libraries and hospitals.

The current AT&T was created by the joining of:

  • Southwestern Bell (SBC) — Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri
  • Pacific Telesis — California, Nevada
  • SNET — Connecticut
  • Ameritech — Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin
  • BellSouth — Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-ritter/syria-through-a-glass-dar_b_5916334.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Syria, Through a Glass, Darkly ...</a>

Syria, Through a Glass, Darkly ...

Some 23 years ago, I went to sleep fearing the rumor of war, and awoke to find war had broken out. In the hours between dusk and dawn on January 16-17, 1991, the United States, at the head of a mighty international coalition, sent waves of cruise missiles and aircraft into Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in an effort to compel his withdrawal from Kuwait. These attacks had been planned for months, highly choreographed ballets which saw resource “A” applied against target “B,” to achieve outcome “C.”

The aerial assault went off like clockwork, and the initial reports spoke of tremendous …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-lessig/we-should-be-protesting-too_b_5917486.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">We Should Be Protesting, Too</a>

We Should Be Protesting, Too

This week, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned out to protest China’s plan for bringing democracy to that city. Rather than letting voters pick the candidates that get to run for chief executive, Beijing wants the candidates selected by a 1,200 person “nominating committee.” Critics charge the committee will be “dominated by a pro-Beijing business and political elite.” “We want genuine universal suffrage,” Martin Lee, founding chairman of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party demanded, “not democracy with Chinese characteristics.”

But there’s not much particularly Chinese in the Hong Kong design, unless Boss Tweed was an ancient Chinese …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/01/hospital-ebola-preparatio_n_5916756.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">How Hospitals Should Prepare For A Potential Ebola Patient</a>

How Hospitals Should Prepare For A Potential Ebola Patient

Back in August, it only took Mt. Sinai Hospital workers in New York seven minutes to isolate and start treating a man who they suspected of having Ebola. Other U.S. hospitals have also speedily screened and tested suspected Ebola patients, all without incident.

The contrast between those other hospitals’ responses and the actions of workers at at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, who recently mistook a Liberian man’s symptoms for a common illness and didn’t properly communicate his travel history to other colleagues, can be explained with training and drills, explained Dr. …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-bronfman/five-questions-to-ask-whe_b_5915982.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Ad Agency</a>

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Ad Agency

Selecting an advertising agency can — and should be — a positive experience for any business. With the right partner, you can grow and develop your brand and in turn, your bottom line. But like hiring the right employee, selecting an agency partner can be a challenge. To ensure that you find the right agency “match,” consider these five questions to help guide your search for a partner who will serve as a brand steward for you and your business.

1. What kind of agency am I really looking for? Are your needs more focused in …read more

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Michael Dirda reviews ‘The Getaway Car,’ a collection of Donald E. Westlake pieces

By Michael Dirda

When I reviewed “Get Real” in 2009, it looked to be Donald E. Westlake’s final book: On the last day of 2008, at the age of 75, he had suffered a fatal heart attack while on vacation in Mexico. His death wasn’t just a loss to his family and friends, though; it was also a loss to readers, for Westlake was one of the most sheerly entertaining fiction writers of his time. Whether his name was attached to a comic Dortmunder caper (14 novels, from “The Hot Rock” to “Get Real,”as well as two story collections) or a …read more

Source: Entertainment


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/01/mexico-cartel-beltran-leyva_n_5917326.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Mexico Feds Say Cartel Boss Hector Beltran-Leyva Caught</a>

Mexico Feds Say Cartel Boss Hector Beltran-Leyva Caught

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva is believed to have been captured, two Mexican federal officials said Wednesday, the latest in a string of high-profile drug arrests in the country.

The officials said DNA testing was being done to confirm the suspect’s identity. They spoke on condition of anonymity because authorities had not yet made the news public. Details of the arrest were not immediately available. Federal prosecutors announced a news conference for later in the day.

If true, the arrest comes just months after the capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the elusive …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/01/aiports-ebola-screening_n_5916212.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Despite Concerns, CDC Says It Has No Plans To Amp Up Ebola Screenings At U.S. Airports</a>

Despite Concerns, CDC Says It Has No Plans To Amp Up Ebola Screenings At U.S. Airports

News of the first Ebola diagnosis made on U.S. soil prompted many to question if officials should be doing more to prevent sick individuals from entering the country.

But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has no plans to amp up Ebola screenings at U.S. airports, and as the infected patient seems to demonstrate, screenings may not always prevent infected individuals from entering the country.

CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes told The Huffington Post the agency has no intention of increasing screenings at the nation’s airports. Instead, he …read more

Source: World News


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