RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP55

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 55 – download now – subscribe now – review us on iTunes! A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. You Are the Guest: Bill Grady turns the microphone on the internet’s most interesting people. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. J. Douglas Barker – Voice-overs for you! www.romancingthetone.com Due to a real big screw up on my part, yesterday’s show notes are irretrievably lost. Here, however, are today’s show notes: George Bush has flip-flopped on the environment, and has decided to create a bumbling government effort to stop global warming, the same day that NASA proclaims it’s a stupid idea: Bush’s ‘new climate strategy’Today’s headlines are full of the news that President Bush is &; quot;unveiling a new climate strategy.&; quot; If your immediate reaction is cynicism, well … looks like you learned something over...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech EP 37

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 37 – download now – subscribe now – iTunes subscribe A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. AACS – Guaranteed improved credit – http://aacsnet.com/ – Mention RizWords and get $50 off your entry to the program. This was a PACKED episode… FULL of news. Art Lindsey is still on Medical Leave. See www.artlindsey.com for more information. On Monday, Bill Grady from You Are The Guest Podcast will be joining as co-host, and Derrick Vann, longtime personal friend, will be joining us on Tuesday. Do not fail to miss these shows, if you can. Hopefully, Art will be re-joining us next week soon. But now, the news! The big talks today center around re-opening of merger talks between Microsoft and Yahoo!: Massive: Microsoft, Yahoo Talk Merger By Nicholas Carlson Microsoft...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP36

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 36 – download now – subscribe now – iTunes subscribe A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. AACS – Guaranteed improved credit – http://aacsnet.com/ – Mention RizWords and get $50 off your entry to the program. We had a lot of news to cover today, and no co-host to slow me down. Make sure you tune in to Monday’s show, when I’ll be accompanied by Bill Grady of You Are the Guest Podcast. But now… the news! This from our ongoing coverage of the Vonage Crap….: 1. Vonage asks for a new trialLast issue, I alluded to an upcoming Supreme Court case that might have an impact on the Vonage/Verizon appeal. Sure enough, the court on Monday handed down a ruling in KSR vs. Teleflex, finding that the combination...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP35

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 35 – download now – subscribe now – iTunes subscribe A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. AACS – Guaranteed improved credit – http://aacsnet.com/ – Mention RizWords and get $50 off your entry to the program. This is a story that really cracks the vernier on Obama’s plastic smile. Underneath all that shiny new unspoiled politician lies the heart of… just another backbiting politician: The Battle to Control Obama’s MyspaceBy Micah L. Sifry, 05/01/2007 – 11:15pmIn November 2004, Joe Anthony, a paralegal living in Los Angeles, started a unofficial fan page for then-newly-elected Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) on MySpace.com. Inspired by Obama’s keynote address at that summer’s Democratic convention, Anthony had never been politically active before. “I was just blown away,” he told me. He put time into the...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP34

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 34 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. AACS – Guaranteed improved credit – http://aacsnet.com/ – Mention RizWords and get $50 off your entry to the program. Here are the stories for today: Google denies Viacom copyright charges MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google responded to Viacom’s $1 billion copyright lawsuit on Monday, arguing that it has not infringed on the rights of the media company and that the lawsuit threatens the viability of its popular YouTube video-sharing Web site as well as others like it. And in counter-Google news: Panama Not Enough To Battle Google: Yahoo Acquires RightMedia Yahoo announced today that it will acquire the 80% of advertising network RightMedia that it doesn’t already own for $680 million in cash and Yahoo stock. Yahoo...

TagCrowd

Following the meme I picked up from ProNet this morning, here is the TagCloud based off recent posting. art blog blogosphere citizens com company content create daily enough free friend google hide homepage hopkins links list listen mark media money network news number people person podcast politics radio report rizwords rizzn sarkozy satellite search services sign simply sirius site start story talkgirls tech things today vonage week year created at...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP33

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 33 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. AACS – Guaranteed improved credit – http://aacsnet.com/ – Mention RizWords and get $50 of your entry to the program. My arch-nemesis Adam Curry parts company with Sirius: Podshow and Sirius Part: I’m surprised this hasn’t made Techmeme yet. Podshow and Sirius have parted ways. Here are some thoughts on the divorce from P Dub and Chris. Let’s not forget American Cliche or Tartan Stories. We’ll never know the numbers but I’d bet good cash that Podshow on Sirius sold more satellite radios to Podcasters than Sirius knows. People always support what they help create and now that “us Podcasters” are no longer part of the ever-less-important satellite radio scene, I see their numbers further flushing...

Art Lindsey Incapacitated

Keep Art in your thoughts and prayers.  Details are sketchy right now, but some mutual friends of ours have informed me that he is in the hospital, and will be in for a few days. — /mark "rizzn" hopkinsFor my blog, profile, and wikipedia entries, simply Google "rizzn"—intelligent discussion: http://groups.google.com/group/rizzncom-v83/ intelligent podcast:...

Has Blogging Reached It's Peak?

There’s a lot of things I could talk about today. It’s definitely been a hellish week for the ol’ Mr. Rizzn here. A lot of my stress has been brought on by this guy, but I’ve gotten my nerdy revenge, with my smooth SEO skills. Doing a Google Search for who is now, I suppose, a declared nemesis of mine, will yield my account of his atrocious behavior at Rank 5. Go me! It’s not been all bad. I’m also at Rank 6 for this Google Search, which is a good thing (I was, but now I’m at 11 and 12). At any rate, I picked up this story today from ValleyWag for today’s RizWords. It all refers back to the State of the Blogosphere release by Technorati recently that noted the end or at least stall of the growth of the blogosphere. There’s been a lot of talk as to why this has happened, but no real concrete theories that set well with me and go towards really hitting towards the heart of the issue. As you real Rizzn-ites know, it’s darn hard to create a viable business model that supports the participants in any Indy-Journalism venture. I’ve attempted to create several such ventures here .. the most recent of course being the Oblong Box network, ModernOpinion and PoddedMeat. Other similar ventures in the past were things like BlipMedia and even my own blog, Rizzn.com, what you are reading right now. I’ve never really publicly discussed why these ventures have failed, but I’ll bet the intelligent reader can guess: Money. It comes down to money, and the inability...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP 32

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 32 – download now – subscribe now (For some reason, the system has not yet processed the file. Look for it to appear later this weekend. To make sure you’re updated first, subscribe in iTunes – or maybe from now on you should just listen live!) A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. Want $10 for free? Try Google Checkout today! Visit http://oblongbox.net/checkout/ to create your account and start with $10 off your first purchase. Normally, something like this would be a complete non-story in terms of what we normally cover on the show, but so many of my friends (quite rightly so) decry the worthiness of the mainstream American media, and point to the UK’s Guardian as the only bastion of credible American news, of course never forgetting...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP31

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 31 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. Want $10 for free? Try Google Checkout today! Visit http://oblongbox.net/checkout/ to create your account and start with $10 off your first purchase. Sony tries to take on Google: Sony Launching YouTube Rival on Friday We’ve got a few sources – including, a few minutes ago, a release – saying that Sony will take on YouTube with its own video sharing site, launching on Friday. But don’t get too excited: Friday’s launch will be in Japan only, with expansion globally at a later date. I don’t hold out much hope that the electronics and media giant can corner this market, although there’s plenty of reasons why they’d want to. Sony already owns Grouper, acquired in August...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP30

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 30 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. Want $10 for free? Try Google Checkout today! Visit http://oblongbox.net/checkout/ to create your account and start with $10 off your first purchase. There’s this really interesting meme running through the blogosphere right now… Essentially the Drama Pot was stirred by who else? Jason Calacanis. The headlines and blurbs from different perspectives tell the story: Technorati all a’twitter over telephone interview From Jason C.: WIRED journo won’t do email interviews—ironic. — A WIRED journalist pinged me for some comments on Michael Arrington and his A-list blogger status. I told the journalist to send me the questions by email and he refused. He said Dave Winer did the same thing. From Dylan Tweney: Calacanis Won’t Do Phone...

Bert Powell of Powell Properties Starts Fights with Expectant Mothers

I talked about this on the show today a little bit – here’s the long version of the story, in text format so all the search engines can pick it up. This is the story of how I almost beat up a tired, sociopath, middle-aged Tyler businessman this afternoon. I’m referring, of course, to my landlord, Bert Powell. The whole verbal altercation started simply enough. The man, over the last year has stolen, by his own admission, around 3-5 campaign signs from either public property areas or from my house directly. Shortly after I left for work, he showed up at my apartment, and began berating my wife for an old bowl of rice I had poured out the window (we don’t have a garbage disposal), and the campaign sign I had placed in the window of our bedroom. She repeatedly asked him to stop yelling, and that he couldn’t come in, she was becoming upset, and the baby was kicking inside her. After about ten or fifteen minutes of her being verbally assaulted by Bert Powell, he then left. She called me up shaken and asking me to come home, relaying part of the story, mostly that he yelled at her, and that he had upset her. I told her I’d stop by his office, and then come home. My office, Bert’s office, and my apartment are all within a tenth of a mile from one another. I dropped by the office, and the hapless maintainence man was there, but of course, no Bert. Whenever Bert sets an appointment, there’s about a fifty/fifty shot he’ll be there. It...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP29

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 29 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. Want $10 for free? Try Google Checkout today! Visit http://oblongbox.net/checkout/ to create your account and start with $10 off your first purchase. I started off the broadcast talking about Bert Powell, and the events that almost led up to him getting beat up by me, this morning. Look for a blog update on that later today. After that, I went into the news: Why Boycott Israel? [from the Washington Post] By Richard Cohen In Iran, the government overturned the convictions of six men who, among other things, killed a young couple because they were walking together in public. In China, local authorities seized about 60 women and forcibly aborted their pregnancies. In Russia, the Putin...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP 28

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 28 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. Want $10 for free? Try Google Checkout today! Visit http://oblongbox.net/checkout/ to create your account and start with $10 off your first purchase. In our ongoing coverage of the Vonage Crap stuff: Verizon prior art found on UsenetThe quest for prior art in the Verizon/Vonage patent fight continues. Last week, I wrote about formal discussions regarding VoIP technology from 1996 and 1997. But the Internet never forgets, and someone has found a 1995 Usenet post that pretty much describes the interconnection and control of voice calls bridged between an IP network and the PSTN. It was posted on the TELECOM Digest, a highly respected moderated newsgroup; if you were in telecom in the mid-90s, you were...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP27

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 27 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. And if you want $50 off your entry to the Credit Restoration program at AACS, tell them RizWords sent you! During the start of the show, we talked a little about FreeIQ. No one had a real idea about the service, no one had checked it out, but I stated my analysis as such: FreeIQ – Paul Colligan talked about it today on PodcastTools. I’ve searched and found all kinds of positive press about the site, but I don’t see the magic of what makes this site so special. Essentially, the best concise description of this site is YouTube for Affiliate Marketers, although it bills itself as a Marketplace for Ideas – which certainly sounds a whole lot more attractive. Anyone else have any info on this, and why I might be missing the boat? This story made me go “huh?!?” as in “Don’t we live in a democracy/republic?”: Arcane Senate Rule Helps Preserve Antiquated Senate PracticeBack in February, we...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP26

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 26 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. And if you want $50 off your entry to the Credit Restoration program at AACS, tell them RizWords sent you! The from the Evans-Novak Report: The Supreme Court’s decision yesterday morning upholding a ban on partial-birth abortion reminds conservative voters of one of President George W. Bush‘s successes — appointments to the federal courts, especially the Supreme Court. The decision is not a huge victory in practical terms, but it could conceivably mark the point at which pro-lifers stop being pushed backward in the courts. In our ongoing coverage of the VONAGE CRAP story, we have four new headlines in the series. Are the Verizon patents actually valid? Thought we might get away without more Vonage news for at least one issue? Me too. Guess again. Here’s an analyst who says that the Verizon patents that Vonage was convicted of infringing upon may themselves be invalid. Dan Berniger suggests that the advances that Verizon patented had been widely discussed before...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP25

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 25 – download now – subscribe now Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and sign up for the discussion list. TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Like Mashable.com and YouTube.com, Rizzn.com is now banned in Thailand. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. And if you want $50 off your entry to the Credit Restoration program at AACS, tell them RizWords sent you! Listener Mail: D G Christensen wrote: Hello, I’ve read some of your blog posts, and I believe I met you at a rantmedia event, earlier this year. I don’t agree with everything you have to say. However you express your views with a great deal of intelligence and articulation. I really like the values of Christianity. I don’t however believe there was ever a(n) historical Jesus who walked on water or rose from the dead. Contrary to what it might look like, I didn’t write for an argument. I think that people who spend time and effort converting those they believe do not share their values are often fools. If you believe in missionary work, I mean no offense. I’m writing because I’m curious about your opinions on red letter Christianity, which I believe to be a good thing. Listen to the episode to find out what a Red...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech, EP24

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 24 – download now – subscribe now Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and sign up for the discussion list. TalkGirls comes on tonight. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast @ 10:30 PM EST … it’s good times! And if you want $50 off your entry to the Credit Restoration program at AACS, tell them RizWords sent you! Corrections: Skype DOES allow unmetered calls from America now for $29.99 a year. UT Shooting didn’t happen in the 70s, it was the 60’s In the-most-hilarious-thing-you’ll-hear-about-Imus news, Pravda in russia COMPLETELY gets it wrong: American radio icon Don Imus disgraced, fired after threat to reveal 9/11 secrets In a clear sign of its intent to reign in dissident American media personalities, and their growing influence in American culture, US War Leaders this past week launched an unprecedented attack upon one of their most politically ‘connected’, and legendary, radio hosts named Don Imus after his threats to release information relating to the September 11, 2001 attacks upon that country. According to European reports of the events surrounding Don Imus that have gripped the United States this past week, it was during an interview with another American media personality, Tim Russert, who is the host of a television programme frequently used by US War Leaders, wherein while decrying the state of care being given to American War wounded stated, “So those bastards...

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechnologyEpisode 23 – download now Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and sign up for the discussion list. TalkGirls comes on tomorrow night. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! And if you want $50 off your entry to the Credit Restoration program at AACS, tell them RizWords sent you! What is plagiarism, and furthermore, is there any more proof needed on exactly how vapid Katie Couric is? If Plagiarism Is Presenting Someone Else’s Work As Your Own… What Did Katie Couric Do?There have been a number of interesting discussions from people rethinking the concept of plagiarism lately. From famous authors like Malcolm Gladwell to Jonathan Lethem, some folks are realizing that the line between plagiarism and inspiration isn’t as clear cut as some would like it to be. While some claim it’s just the younger generation that has a hard time understanding the difference, it clearly shifts over into the business world as well. This week, there’s been some buzz over CBS News having to fire a producer who “borrowed extensively” from a Wall Street Journal column in writing up a “commentary” for newscaster Katie Couric. However, this has a few people scratching their heads — as they realize the general definition of what plagiarism is (presenting the works of others as your own) actually applies equally to Katie Couric having some staffer write up...