Friday, August 29, 2014

Amazon's $1 Billion Acquisition of Video Game Streaming Twitch.tv Is a Bargain

Amazon's $1 Billion Acquisition of Video Game Streaming Twitch.tv Is a Bargain: "The company’s latest deal to buy Twitch for more than $1 billion is being lambasted by most analysts, but I believe it is brilliant.
Amazon has bought America’s fastest growing television network. Twitch.tv has 55 million mostly millennial visitors who watch up to 16 billion minutes of its videos each month. The $1 billion acquisition gives Amazon a live TV network that already has more viewers than CNN and is highly valued by a prime consumer demographic of millennial youth."



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Obama: The world’s always been messy, but now social media is amplifying it « Hot Air

Obama: The world’s always been messy, but now social media is amplifying it « Hot Air: "The No. 1 priority in electing someone after President Obama should be finding someone who does not believe the world conforms to his worldview simply because he says it does. It’s a very dangerous state of mind."



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The 'We Can't Wait' Clause | National Review Online

The 'We Can't Wait' Clause | National Review Online: "At the time of writing, the United States is not in extremis — and nor are its political arrangements historically egregious. Instead, the system is humming along nicely. There is little point in having a written constitution if the president can merely free himself from its restrictions when he deems them irresponsible. Nor, for that matter, is there much virtue in the people’s sending men and women to Washington to serve as a check on the president if the very act of being checked provokes him into circumventing the rules. Which is to say that Obama is irritated not with his inability to deal with imminent catastrophe, but with business as usual, and his lamentations amount not to a Churchillian roar but to a whine. On a human level, one can empathize. It is never nice to be thwarted when you believe that you have the only acceptable answers. On a legal level, though, one can do little more than shrug. Congress was elected, too."



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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Best of the Web Today: Formidable Faux? - WSJ

Best of the Web Today: Formidable Faux? - WSJ: "Lots of people are able to find time to do home-improvement projects and form opinions about world affairs. Either Curtis is terribly inefficient or teaching is a harder job than we realized."



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Why comedians and ‘SNL’ are shielding President Obama | New York Post

Why comedians and ‘SNL’ are shielding President Obama | New York Post: "Got that? The charter Choom Ganger, confessed eater of dog and snorter of coke. The doofus who thinks the language spoken by Austrians is “Austrian,” that you pronounce the p in “corpsman” and that ATMs are the reason why job growth is sluggish. The egomaniac who gave the queen of England an iPod loaded with his own speeches and said he was better at everything than the people who work for him. The empty suit with so little real-world knowledge that he referred to his brief stint working for an ordinary profit-seeking company as time “behind enemy lines.” The phony who tells everyone he’s from Chicago, though he didn’t live there until his 20s, and lets you know that he’s talking to people he believes to be stupid by droppin’ his g’s. The world-saving Kal-El from a distant solar system who told us he’d heal the planet and cause the oceans to stop rising. The guy who shared a middle name with one of the most hated dictators on earth."



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Vacations and Vocations | National Review Online

Vacations and Vocations | National Review Online: "President Barack Obama is spending his vacation golfing on Martha’s Vineyard. Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending her vacation in the habitual Clintonian mode, making a vulgar spectacle of herself in the Hamptons. Joe Biden, not that anybody cares, is off to Grand Teton.

Senator Rand Paul, on the other hand, is spending his vacation in Guatemala, performing eye surgeries on poor children who need care."



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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hamas chief: Hey, we’re not as bad as those ISIS nutcases « Hot Air

Hamas chief: Hey, we’re not as bad as those ISIS nutcases « Hot Air: "Hamas doesn’t target civilians like ISIS does, Mashaal claims, although Isikoff starts off the interview challenging that claim right off the bat. “You are firing rockets at Israeli cities, like Tel Aviv, at Haifa, at Beersheba,” Isikoff points out. “Who are you aiming for?”

Mashaal blames the crude nature of their weapons, and then begs the world for more precise artillery so that they can aim at strictly military targets. No, seriously.

Come on, man."



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