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Video Mid Day Distraction- Time lapse satellite video shows 10 YEARS of weather in just 3 minutes


Watch for Katrina in 2005. Fascinating. Via.


Video- Fox News: Al Jazeera INFILTRATING America!!


Via TP by way of TPM.

I checked into the story about the Nightline reporter, Dave Marash. Here is what he said about "bias"

Marash garnered considerable attention when he joined Al Jazeera English in January 2006 as the network's Washington, D.C. anchor,[1] thus becoming the de facto American face of the new English-language station. Two years later, in March 2008, he stepped down from his position. Marash explained, "To put it bluntly, the channel that's on now — while excellent, and I plan to be a lifetime viewer — is not the channel that I signed up to do."[2] Specifically, he cited the loss of editorial control and his inability to vouch for content that the network was broadcasting, as reasons for his departure.[3]

On February 14, 2011 however, Dave Marash defended Al Jazeera English on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News against claims by Bill O'Reilly that Al Jazeera was anti-American.[4]

Added- From contributor @amarquis32 in the comments:

Idiots. I wonder how Megyn Kelly and company would react if they actually learned that Al Jazeera is already available in DC over the air (no cable required) and on every cable provider...

Can't find link for "every cable provider", but nonetheless, I'd say Al Jazeera had already "infiltrated".

Ah, here we go.

From Andy Marquis: WNVC is a collection of over the air, international networks. Along with being available over the air, it's on every cable provider in DC.


Video Overnight Thread- Penny sized thrusters for microsatellites


I love this geeky stuff. Via Boing Boing.

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