Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Times Straights

Next Announcement - 2013
Rupert Murdoch buys .... ?

Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site

Published: September 18, 2007

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The New York Times will stop charging for access to parts of its Web site, effective at midnight tonight.

The move comes two years to the day after The Times began the subscription program, TimesSelect, which has charged $49.95 a year, or $7.95 a month, for online access to the work of its columnists and to the newspaper's archives. TimesSelect has been free to print subscribers to The Times and to some students and educators.

The Times said the project had met expectations, drawing 227,000 paying subscribers -- out of 787,000 over all -- and generating about $10 million a year in revenue.

''But our projections for growth on that paid subscriber base were low, compared to the growth of online advertising,'' said Vivian L. Schiller, senior vice president and general manager of the site,

New York Times Ready to Charge Online Readers

January 17, 2010
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Sulzberger Jr.Photo: Getty Images

New York Times Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. appears close to announcing that the paper will begin charging for access to its website, according to people familiar with internal deliberations. After a year of sometimes fraught debate inside the paper, the choice for some time has been between a Wall Street Journal-type pay wall and the metered system adopted by the Financial Times, in which readers can sample a certain number of free articles before being asked to subscribe. The Times seems to have settled on the metered system.

 "But our projections for growth on that paid subscriber base were low, compared to the growth of online advertising, '' says it all.  The Times circulation has dropped precipitously, and must be at the point where $10 million a year looks pretty good.   Well done Pinch.


"I always say Hollywood only has 10 scripts.

 This illustrates that perfectly. "-mary

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Test Results

In Passing

Passing Gas

The Coming Fury of an Angry America
It cost 1 billion dollars and four years to have .9% of the earth elect the President of the United States in 2008. It took a similar amount of time and money to be the guy that lost. Hundreds of millions more are expended to elect the 535 people who make up the United States Congress. (Rantburg)

Cape Cod Times
Scott Brown for Senate

Sarah Palin a Vessel for Mounting White Discontent? Sarah Palin a Fame Monster?

Re NYT Blow job -- The author is dismayed that a "plurality" of Whites consider George W. Bush a better president than Barack Obama. He thinks Whites who did vote for BO did it because he was "Negro-Lite."

Does this mean that we'uns are better informed, and way, way smarter than these canker blossoms?
Yes.  Yes it means just that.

Tigerhawk Collection of Today's Retractions

Retraction #1
Goddamn. If you read the whole thing it is clear that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was wholly unprincipled and unprofessional in its glacier "science." If that is the quality of work coming out of the IPCC, the Climategate email hack is just the tip of the iceberg. As it were.

Retraction #2
U.S. intelligence agencies are quietly revising their widely disputed assertion that Iran has no active program to design or build a nuclear bomb.

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OMFG! The New York Times Connects the Dots
... the connection between a former Gitmo detainee and the Christmas Day bomber.

The medical secret behind Mona Lisa's smile?
This stuff cracks me up.  She had too much cholesterol.

Gangland Tourism

For $65, tourists get peek
at Los Angeles gangland

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Only miles from the scenic vistas and celebrity mansions that draw sightseers from around the globe - but a world away from the glitz and glamour - a bus tour is rolling through the dark side of the city's gang turf.

Passengers paying $65 a head Saturday signed waivers acknowledging they could be crime victims and put their fate in the hands of tattooed ex-gang members who say they have negotiated a cease-fire among rivals in the most violent gangland in America. [Full story]

Most of what I know about the Hell's Angels MC came from reading Hunter Thompson's book. So it was prolly there that I learned that one initiation rite for new members, and the right to wear the " colors,"  was to perform public cunnilingus on a menstruating women.  Pretty ghastly stuff, wot?  It surely was in 1966.

I've learned, from watching numerous documentaries on the various Hitler Channels, that pretty much all gang members today are tattooed with the signature of the gang they belong too. If you tat yourself thusly, without being a member, the best you can hope for is having it removed with a razor.  The initiation rite today will usually require the prospective member to murder someone in a rival gang.  Are you following?

If I'm aghast, and I am, that Pakistan has entire regions of the country where even the army is afraid to venture, guess how I feel about the same thing in California?

 This is the kind of Tour Bus that ought be transiting LA streets. 

Every male between the ages of 14 and 60 rounded up, and inspected.  Gang colors etched into skin are prima facie evidence of murder, and offenders will be charged.  Then, summarily made to disappear from the USofA, by whatever means the public will stand for.  If they're  already in prison, well... it's easy.

Don't blame me.  I'm not part of the Liberal culture that brought this nation to it's knees in so many, many ways.  I'm just a messenger, in the good way of course.
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Botched Surgery

Thanks Obamacare Clone!

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A plumber whose arm was left twisted grotesquely out of shape in an accident ten months ago has had an operation to correct it 'cancelled four times'.

Torron Eeles, 50, has been left unable to work since falling down the stairs and now fears he may lose his home after being denied incapacity benefit.

The father-of-three today hit out at the NHS for the 'unacceptable delays', but East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust said Mr Eeles had his operation cancelled on 'only' two occasions on clinical safety grounds.

His left arm has hung limply by his side since he fractured the humerus bone in December 2008.

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Sigh.  If the Martha Coakley story doesn't demonstrate just how much Americans hate the idea of National Health Care,  nothing will, so this story is pretty much coal to Newcastle.Sigh again.

Mommy, where did I come from?

"Naughty, but Cute" Hardcrab
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
A woman went to her doctor for advice.

She told him that her husband had developed a penchant for anal sex, and she was not sure that it was such a good idea.

'Do you enjoy it?' The doctor asked. 'Actually, yes, I do. ''Does it hurt you?' he asked. 'No. I rather like it.' 'Well, then,' the doctor continued, 'there's no reason that you shouldn't practice anal sex, if that's what you like, so long as you take care not to get pregnant.'

The woman was mystified. 'What? You can get pregnant from anal sex?' 'Of course, ' the doctor replied. "Where do you think people like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi come from?"

The Big Guns

Why We Win!
 American artillery can destroy a parked car with the first shot from twenty miles away.  No sniper has ever lived who can shoot so well.

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11 Star General Kim General Kim says this Michael Yon picture essay, Spitting Cobra, is why we win, and a USA UAS USA moment!  You'll swell with pride.  Hell, I even  felt my pride move.

Obama and Rezko

Mother of Mercy,
Is This the End of Rezko…
or Only the Beginning?

 If you think Chicago crook and long-time Obama buddy Antoin Rezko is serving out his jail sentence, think again.

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This is a great presentation. It looks like Brietbart has borrowed Doug Ross's technique to good effect.  SondraK says this one  from  "America is a Obamanation"  is "the best evah! She might be right.

Fly Catcher

Today's Great Invention
Acme Fly Catcher

Why We Win!

Who Matters To Whom

"Democrat Insiders"
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