Daily Archives: October 18, 2012

Team Romney won’t rein in GOP nominee during third debate


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By Justin Sink – Mitt Romney‘s campaign indicated Wednesday they have no plans to rein in the GOP nominee during the third and final presidential debate.

Team Romney claims their candidate won the night with his argument on core economic issues, which are the leading concern among voters. And Republican strategists say that Romney has more leeway to adopt the role of the antagonist because it’s Obama who is so heavily reliant on personal favorability to buoy his poll numbers.

Romney’s former debate coach, Bret O’Donnell, told Fox News the candidate “went down the wrong path” when he tried to “litigate out what happened in the Rose Garden.” more> http://tinyurl.com/9e2xojh

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The Unctuous, Impoverishing Bigotry Of Class Warfare


By John Tillman – At its core, bigotry simply is intolerance – which all too often leads to singling people out for attack based upon their group identity.

Think about who the 1 percent are. They are entrepreneurs who have pursued life, liberty and happiness. For many, pursuit of a dream is the root source of their wealth.

And how do these dreams come true? By operating businesses that succeed by serving others well. That is the essence of the free market and capitalism. For most entrepreneurs and business people who become part of the 1 percent, it takes years of hard work, massive sacrifice and perpetual resilience. It is not easy; many who attempt business success never make it, and live lives of quiet disappointment at the dream never realized. more> http://tinyurl.com/9mggrcf

Peer into Google data centers


By Jon Gold – The tech world has long speculated on the amount of computing power that it must take to run a network of web services as titanic as Google’s, but the company has always been famously paranoid about preserving the secrecy of its facilities – until now. The search giant has just released an illuminating series of photographs from within its data centers. more> http://tinyurl.com/8rfxm85

Jobless claims jump, government flags seasonal factors


By Jason Lange – Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 46,000 to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday (Oct 18).

The government last week reported claims fell an unusually large 30,000 to 339,000 in the October 6 week, the lowest level in more than four years. But a Labor Department official said it appeared that state-level administrative issues were distorting the data at the start of October.

One state appears to be following a different pattern than normal in reporting its claims, which led to the wild fluctuations recently, the official said. The official declined to name the state, although the Labor Department said that California was the only state in the week ending October 6 to report a decrease in claims of more than 1,000. more> http://tinyurl.com/9uvl6jy

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