In Uncategorized on August 29, 2011 at 5:15 am
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Quote for today… “It was while making newspaper deliveries, trying to miss the bushes and hit the porch, that I first learned the importance of accuracy in journalism.” – Charles Osgood
In Government, Opinions on August 29, 2011 at 5:04 am
NATO’s nations and the United States have conspired in yet another nation’s business. Libya’s civil war is apparently over; now the chaos and uncertainty begins. War without a plan for victory is stupid, senseless and, frankly, a waste of resources. And as in Iraq, Afghanistan and numerous other nations, nobody has a plan for what’s next.
“U.S. military spending (in support of the rebels in Libya) alone is more than ten times greater than Libya’s entire annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which was $74.2 billion in 2010, according to the CIA’s World Fact Book.” This astonishing sentence comes from an article entitled, “The Truth About the Read the rest of this entry »
In Everyday Living, Opinions on August 29, 2011 at 4:57 am
Last week it happened again, another newspaper died. The venerable “Oakland Tribune” is gone.
“The most visible casualty of the cost-cutting move is the Oakland Tribune, a daily that has been published since 1874. The most recent circulation figures we could find listed its daily circulation at nearly 93,000 in 2009. It has been the only daily newspaper in Oakland since 1950. The Tribune won the Pulitzer Prize for photography in 1950 and 1989. The other major daily title to be closed is the Contra Costa Times, which was founded in 1947. It has a daily circulation of 168,000.” Read more here. [NOTE: The owner of the Oakland Tribune, MediaNews Group is also the owner of the York Dispatch, York Daily Record, Hanover Evening Sun and Lebanon Daily News.]
The newspaper market landscape is littered with carcasses; the communities their Read the rest of this entry »