Friday, May 31, 2013

VITO LOPEZ AND SHELLY SILVER IN THE NEWS


Yes, they are in the news day after day.

Vito has resign and Shelly Silver is rallying his Democ"RATS" and his two "LAP DOGS" by the names of Rex Smith, Editor of The Albany Times Union, and Brian Kolb GOP Minority Leader.

We say Shelly, Rex, and Brian have to resign ASAP

They are now the poster people for the Sex & Scandal Cesspool of Albany.

Rex Smith is the "Press Lap Dog" & Brian Kolb the "Opposition Lap Dog"

With them on your side who is there to oppose you ?

Well we are there and we will scream and scream from now until you resign.

You can count on it.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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Silver meets with Dem women after Assembly scandal

Wall Street Journal
The topic of the closed-door meeting was at least in part about Silver's role in crafting a secret $103,000 settlement over the first batch of sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Two reports by the state ethics board and a ...
Many calling for Silver to give up Speaker role
YNN
ALBANY, N.Y. -- It's been more than a week since Sheldon Silver made a dramatic apology for his role in covering up a sexual harassment scandal involving former Assemblyman Vito Lopez. But the issue isn't going away, particularly for some female ...
Assemblywoman Inez Joins Calls For NY Speaker Silver To Step Down
Lez Get Real
Calls have begun for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign over his handling of the sexual harassment charges leveled against Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Last year, a group of former female staffers for Lopez accused the Democratic Assemblyman of ...
Silver clears air with women Democrats
Newsday
ALBANY -- In what was described as a "cathartic" session, state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver held a breakfast meeting Thursday with women members of his Democratic conference to try to clear the air over his mishandling of the Vito Lopez sexual ...
Assemblywoman Russell says she back Assembly Speaker Silver
YNN
WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- North Country Assemblywoman Addie Russell says she still supports Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, despite some democrats calling for him to step down after the Vito Lopez sex scandal. Russell showed that support Thursday at an ...

From left: Angela Battaglia and Vito Lopez
The Real Deal New York (blog)
Angela Battaglia, a member of the City Planning Commission and long-time girlfriend of embattled former Assemblyman Vito Lopez, will likely lose her post by year's end, Crain's reported. Not only has Battaglia's position been on holdover for nearly a ...
State Assemblywoman Inez Barron calls for Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down
New York Daily News
Macus Santos/New York Daily News. Assemblywoman Barron's move could put pressure on other female politicians to call for the resignation of Speaker Sheldon Silver for his handling of the Vito Lopez sexual harassment cases. RELATED: LOVETT: DEMS ...
Sheldon Silver role in Vito Lopez sex harrassment cover-up needs further probe ...
Newsday
The Republicans are demanding that Silver reimburse taxpayers $103,000 for the deal he made with lawyers for women who accused Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez of systematic sexual harassment. This month, the state ethics board accused Lopez ...

Christine Quinn vows to do all she can to block disgraced former Assemblyman ...

New York Daily News
When Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver quietly settled explosive sexual harassment allegations against Assembly Vito Lopez early last year, he not only exposed more women to the pervy pol, but he also duped people like Council Speaker Christine Quinn ...
Silver Faces More Assembly Dissent
Wall Street Journal
... assemblywoman has called on Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign from his leadership post, saying that he "jeopardized the safety of and respect for female employees" in his handling of a sexual-harassment case involving former Assemblyman Vito Lopez.
Dem NY assemblywoman calls for Silver to resign
Wall Street Journal
Democratic Assemblywoman Inez Barron accused Silver of "egregious behavior" in crafting the $103,000 settlement using public money to silence the first accusations against veteran Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Barron's accusation was a potentially critical ...
State Assemblywoman Inez Barron calls for Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down
New York Daily News
Assemblywoman Barron's move could put pressure on other female politicians to call for the resignation of Speaker Sheldon Silver for his handling of the Vito Lopez sexual harassment cases. RELATED: CUOMO TO SPEAKER SILVER: GET TO WORK TO ...
Some Assembly Republicans call for investigation of Silver
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
... on prosecutors to investigate whether Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver broke any laws when he privately reached a $103,000 settlement last year with two women who said they were sexually harassed by disgraced former Assemblyman Vito Lopez.
A Second Democrat Calls for Silver to Resign
New York Times (blog)
In another microfracture in the support for the Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, a second Democrat – Assemblywoman Inez D. Barron of Brooklyn – has called for his resignation over his handling of the case ofVito Lopez, the disgraced former ...
The high price of Silver
New York Post
For anyone who thinks New York has paid the full cost of Shelly Silver's coverup of Vito Lopez's groping, now comes news of a new victim: the bill to legalize mixed martial arts. Mixed martial arts — or “ultimate fighting” — is already legal in 48 ...

Exclusive: 1st Democratic Assemblywoman Breaks With Sheldon Silver Over ...
New York Daily News (blog)
"Your initial handling of the accusations against Mr. Vito Lopezdemonstrate an unacceptable attempt to cover up the allegations of sexual harassment brought by two female employees," she added. Barron, a Brooklyn Dem who is running to replace her ...


Gov. Cuomo to Assembly Speaker Silver: Get to work to get over Vito Lopez ...
New York Daily News
ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo has some advice for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the scandal-scarred state Legislature: start getting things done. Silver (D-Manhattan) is under fire for mishandling the sexual harassment allegations against Vito Lopez ...

New York Daily News
JCOPE spends hours behind closed doors
WRGB
"It provided details into the workings of government and it achieved the kind of transparency that the legislature and governor intended when they created our body," Horwitz said of the Vito Lopez report specifically, not answering the question about ...

Kearns, angry at Lopez cover-up, forms a conference of one in the Assembly
Legislative Gazette
"The most recent investigation has revealed that Assemblyman Speaker Sheldon Silver participated in a coverup to hide egregious sexual harassment charges by former Assemblyman Vito Lopez. In light of this today, I am calling on [Silver] to resign as ...


Vito Lopez Is Now a Sandwich
City & State (press release) (blog)
A Bushwick café has named one of its sandwiches, a Cuban with double pork, after ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Former legislator Vito Lopez resigned from the Assembly but his spirit lives on—in the form a sandwich. A Bushwick coffee shop, Café La Mejor, ...

All deserve blame, not just Silver
Albany Times Union
Now that Vito Lopez is out of the picture, the spotlight is on state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The problem is, that spotlight is far too narrow. What we need here is a floodlight. Newspaper editorial boards and prominent Republicans have called ...

Push to legalize mixed martial arts threatened by Vito Lopez sexual harassment ...
New York Daily News
ALBANY — The drive to legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York is likely to become a new casualty of the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal. Women's groups that have long opposed the sport, calling it sexist and barbaric, are upset at Assembly ...
Who Said It: Vito Lopez Versus The Office's Michael Scott
City & State (press release) (blog)
Assemblyman Vito Lopez ended his three decadelong reign in Albany just four days after The Office ended its decadelong run on NBC. The sitcom became popular thanks to its oblivious branch manager, Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell. Both Scott and ...

SET UP TO SPEAK UP: Six likely Silver replacements vie for chance to become ...
New York Daily News
ALBANY – Here are six possible replacements should Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver step down in the wake of theVito Lopez scandal: 1. Joseph Lentol: The veteran Brooklyn Democrat chairs the powerful Codes Committee and is seen as the most likely ...

New York Daily News
Time for an Independent Ethics Committee
Oswego Daily News
This week in Albany, most attention was rightfully focused on the release of a report by the Joint Committee on Public Ethics (JCOPE) that summarized its investigation of sexual harassment claims against Vito Lopez – the now former Assemblyman who was ...
Despite scandal, Vito Lopez left positive legacy in Staten Island judicial...
SILive.com (blog)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - There's no excusing former Assemblyman Vito Lopez's sexually harassing behavior with female staffers, laid out in all its smarmy detail in scathing reports from GOP District Attorney Daniel Donovan and the Joint Commission on ...
Silver's power still reigns Albany
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Assembly Democrats rallied around him despite calls from some Republicans and editorial boards that he resign for his poor handling of sexual-harassment complaints against disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez, D-Brooklyn. “He is immovable. Who is going ...

City & State (press release) (blog)

City & State (press release) (blog)

WRGB

New York Post

Newsday

BITCOIN OR BITCON OR BOTH ?


The Jury is still out on that, so beware, and "invest" with an eye it could all be a BITCON in the end.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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Bitcoin will continue to function beyond the reach of government and law
The Guardian
When talking about the online currency Bitcoin – a currency backed not by any nation state, but instead a series of mathematical rules – coverage tends to focus either on the surging value of each coin (currently about $130 or £85) or the fact that ...


Need Some Bitcoin? Hit This ATM Machine
Wall Street Journal (blog)
MoneyBeat got a look last week at what Zach and Josh Harvey, who together run the start-up Lamassu, are billing as the world's first bitcoinATM machine. The machine made an appearance at the big bitcoinconference in San Jose earlier this month, and ...


Could bitcoin go legit?
Fox News
The online-only currency known as "bitcoin" is a hit -- one currently trades for about $130 U.S. dollars. But regulators are less excited, fearing money laundering and tax evasion. How can bitcoin go legit? On May 15, the Department of Homeland ...


Not So Anonymous: Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Tightens Identity Requirement
Forbes
Since the crypto-currency Bitcoin hit the limelight, many libertarians and privacy advocates have heralded it as anonymous, digital cash. But the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange–and the U.S. regulators breathing down its neck–see things differently.


»Why I Invested in Bitcoin
Bloomberg
Bitcoin was launched in 2008 during the depths of the financial crisis. It is a growing phenomenon that you can find out more about here, here and here. In short, it's a crypto-currency that is completely electronic, peer-to-peer, unregulated (or ...


Feds don't plan to take down Bitcoin or other currencies
CNET
Even though the feds went after Liberty Reserve for alleged money laundering, they apparently don't have plans to crack down on all digital currencies -- as long as all rules are followed. In an interview on Thursday with American Banker, Jennifer ...


World's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Announces That Anyone Depositing Currency ...
San Francisco Chronicle
In the wake of the DOJ's big case against digital currency site Liberty Reserve (which has been accused of facilitating illegal transactions), Mt. Gox, the biggest site for Bitcoin trading, has just announced a requirement that anyone depositing ...


Bitcoins Are Just the Worst Idea Ever
Motley Fool
Unless you are a Winklevoss twin or are still trying to hide your Internet credit card purchases from your wife, chances are you have already decided that Bitcoins are largely irrelevant to your life and aren't much use except as a talking point for a ...


Bitcoin Clampdown: Major Exchange Enforces User Checks
CNBC.com
"The Bitcoin market continues to evolve, as do regulations and conditions of compliance for Mt. Gox, to continue bringing secure services to our customers. It our responsibility to provide a trusted and legal exchange, and that includes making sure we ...


Bitcoin Price Stability Through Shutdowns
Free Keene
The Bitcoin network is largely unassailable due to it's decentralized and distributed nature. With a total computer power leagues ahead of current super computers, there are few options to hinder the digital currency. While this latest trend does not ...


GET YOUR 3D PRINTING NEWS


Here at GOPRobot we give you the news and you read it.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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You May Get Your Own 3D Printer Sooner Than You Think
Reason
You'll be able to build your own cubicle knick-knacks! 3d printers are hitting the consumer market and they're not cheap. But then, neither were PCs when they first hit the consumer market. Quartz notes that companies are innovating ways to get the ...
3D Printing and Intellectual Property: Patent and Trademark
American University Intellectual Property Brief
As a continuation of the previous 3D printing post, this post discusses patent and trademark issues that may arise from the use of 3D printing technology. Patent law covers novel, useful, and non-obvious inventions. Patents encourage innovation by...

3D-printed sugar could be icing on the cake for kitchens of the future
The Guardian
For anyone who gets the munchies at the office, it sounds like a fantasy: print your own cake. But a husband and wife architectural design team in Los Angeles is close to making it reality, by producing custom 3D-printed sugar for "mega cool cakes ...

The Guardian
3D printing could help take humans into deep space, NASA says
Computerworld
NASA's chief administrator Charles Bolden talked about 3D printers and what the technology could mean to future space exploration during a tour of the Ames Research Center late last week. Speaking to employees, news media and U.S. Rep. Mike Honda ...
VIDEO: 3D printing manufacturing initiative launched in Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie Journal
The "Hudson Valley 3D Printing" initiative includes setting up the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz. It will have 3D gear and offer course to students to give hands-on training to equip them for jobs that would use the ...
Welcome to the future: Area company using 3D 'print' technology
La Crosse Tribune
The 3D printer that Product Garden uses is surprisingly unpretentious looking, but it is able to take a computer design and turn it into a three-dimensional object. Hanchette said 3D printers are becoming more and more common in bigger cities, and they ...

Five Reasons Gunmakers Have Nothing To Fear From 3D Printed Guns

Forbes
Lately there has been much hoopla about 3D printed guns. The time is fast approaching when almost anyone will be able to print a 3D gun at home using readily available and inexpensive 3D printers from the likes of 3D Systems 3D Systems (DDD), Stratasys ...


3D printing manufacturing initiative launched in Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie Journal
s Hudson Valley 3D Printing initiative is bringing together business people with academia and community leadership to rapidly accelerate the growth of one of the most exciting technologies to emerge this century,” said Laurence Gottlieb, president of ...

3D Systems and SYNNEX Corporation Join Forces on 3D Printer Sales
Stockhouse
Recognized for identifying, investing in and developing solutions around high-growth markets like 3D printing, SYNNEX Corporation's business strategy and infrastructure allow for short runways to bring new technologies to market. "By combining our ...

3D-printed guns could doom the NRA
Salon
As Salon's Andrew Leonard has detailed, 3D-printers use computer assisted design (CAD) blueprints—downloadable over the internet—as a template to print solid objects out of raw plastic polymers. This technology allows for the creation of a huge ...


Salon
Are New Ultra-Cheap 3D Printers Revolutionary or Just Toys?
Nextgov
And the parallels between the personal computing revolution and the one in 3D printing are irresistible (they've been made countless times in all the usual places). Ok, so these things don't do much more than print out easily-breakable, rough-hewn ...


American University Intellectual Property Brief

WHATS ERIC SCHMIDT UP TO ?


Thats todays question he is "Investing" in "Big Data Brains" is this the start of his run for the White House ?

Keep your eye on Eric Schmidt's every move we are so should you.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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Google's Eric Schmidt Invests in Obama's Big Data Brains
Businessweek
During the 2012 campaign, Barack Obama's reelection team had an underappreciated asset: Google's (GOOG) executive chairman, Eric Schmidt. He helped recruit talent, choose technology, and coach the campaign manager, Jim Messina, on the finer points ...
Google's Eric Schmidt Invests in Obama's Data Team
Bloomberg
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Josh Green reports on Eric Schmidt's investment in President Obama's data analytics team. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg) "Bloomberg's Surveillance" is a radio and ...
Page 3 Profile: Eric Schmidt, Google executive chairman
The Independent
Now Brittin's superior, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, will meet David Cameron on Monday. Another stormy encounter? Perhaps not. Mr Schmidt, 58, Princeton-educated and worth $8.2bn, making him the world's 138th richest person, is heading to ...
Google searches for the right way on tax
The Guardian
Google CEO Eric Schmidt says his company should "pay the taxes that are legally required" (Report, 27 May). In that case, Google should pay UK corporation tax on all its operations in the UK. That is what is legally required. It is not legally required ...
POLLSTER UPDATE: Barack Obama's 'Big Data' Experts Team Up With...
Huffington Post
The Obama data "Cave" incorporates with Google's Eric Schmidt as a backer. Quinnipiac finds it's still the economy, stupid. And speaking of the "big data" revolution, this daily update is now available VIA EMAIL! Details below. This is the HuffPost ...
Google's Eric Schmidt Is Pouring 'Millions' Into Progressive Big Data
Yahoo! News
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is pouring "several million" dollars into creating a digital analytics firm made up of Obama for America alums. The new consultancy, Civis Analytics, is being headed up by 30-year-old Dan Wagner and will be based ...
Schmidt Responds To UK Tax Compliance Row
Tax-news.com
Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has said that the company does not regard taxes as optional, and pays the mandatory amount. Speaking on BBC Radio Four's "Start the Week" program, Schmidt admitted that he was "rather perplexed" by the ...
Why Google really doesn't care about tax
Moneycontrol.com
May 30, 2013, 03.30 PM IST. Why Google really doesn't care about tax. Google's Eric Schmidt has faced a lot of questions of late as to why a company that makes so much money seems to pay so little tax. Source: Ft.com. Share · Tweet · Share on Tumblr ...
Buffett's firm buys Roanoke Times newspaper
Staunton News Leader
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.,right, talks with Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Google, during the Economic Club of Washington's 25th anniversary celebrations dinner in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff ...

BUZZ ALDRIN OUT RALPH IN GOING TO MARS




Yes, Ralph, Alice, and Norton are going to go to Mars, while Buzz will stay home.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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Buzz Aldrin Will Not Be a Mars Colonist
New York Magazine
A nonprofit group called Mars One hopes to start a permanent human civilization on Mars by the year 2023, and as of a few weeks ago, 78,000 people had volunteered for the honor of serving as colonists. Buzz Aldrin — legendary astronaut, second man on ...


Letter: Mars One reassurances fail to reassure
Montreal Gazette
The letter by Raye Kass in response to my opinion piece (“Mars One is not the way to go about space exploration” May 22) tries to reassure us that a “high level of media coverage and worldwide scrutiny” will ensure the safety of the mission ...



Leicester teenager applies for one-way ticket to Mars
This is Leicestershire
Fifty years ago people were dreaming of setting foot on the Moon – now one young man's dream is to make it to Mars. A-level student Syed Hashim, 18, from Leicester Forest East, has applied for a one-way ticket to the Red Planet on the 2022 Mars One ...


Mars Voyagers Warned They Face Lifetime Limit of Radiation Exposure: NASA
Nature World News
A conceptual drawing of the Mars One colony, which is to be established by a one-way mission to the Red Planet. (Photo : MarsOneProject / YouTube screenshot). Future missions to Mars will likely expose astronauts to a staggering amount of radiation ...


Mars-bound astronauts may face higher cancer risk
NBCNews.com (blog)
Astronauts who travel to Mars one day could be exposed to dangerous levels of radiation during their trip, even if shielding techniques are used, a new study shows. When the Mars Science Laboratory launched on Nov. 26, 2011, it began a 350-million-mile ...


Martian space flight
The Economist
Two privately run organisations in particular—Inspiration Mars, brainchild of Dennis Tito, an American tycoon who became the world's first space tourist in 2001, and Mars One, run by Bas Lansdorp, a Dutch entrepreneur—have announced plans to send ...


How to prevent an astronaut bloodbath on Mars
The Verge
Sometime within the next two decades, a select cadre of men and women will likely embark on a trailblazing adventure: the first manned mission to Mars. Several private organizations, including Dutch nonprofitMars One and space tourist Dennis Tito's ...


One giant leap for reptiles: Have alien-hunters found a lizard on Mars?
The Independent
Topping the list is the furry spiders from Mars (not David Bowie, 'fraid to say). Then “Martian face”, which looks like a chap buried up to his neck at the beach. The “finger” protruding from the ground is also another onethat is either weird or, well ...


Radiation on Mars trip would have unknown health effects
kdvr.com
The findings were published Thursday in the journal Science, based on data from a device called the Radiation Assessment Detector that took readings during Curiosity's trip to Mars. The spacecraft was similar toone that would carry humans, and ...


Astronauts would face high radiation on Mars trip, NASA says
CNN
one-way ticket to Mars. Astronauts would also be bombarded with solar energetic particles, which get accelerated close to the sun as a result of solar flares and coronal mass ejections that shoot portions of the sun into space. Moore said NASA is ...



Letter: Mars One concerns are unfounded

Montreal Gazette
Re: “Mars One is not the way to go about space exploration” (Opinion, May 22). David Gobby raises several concerns about the Mars Oneproject that I wrote about in “The right stuff for Mars” (Opinion, May 18). While I am tempted to refute him point by ...
'Mars One' concept should be better than reality TV
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times
After the four-member crew is selected for their emigration (a.k.a. a one-way trip to Mars), there will be eight years of training, seven months of travel, two more years after until four more people arrive, unlimited communication back on earth with ...
TV Stars on Mars
The UCSD Guardian Online
You could be one of the first to live on Mars in 2023. On April 22, 2013, Netherlands-based, non-profit organization Mars One opened online applications to anyone over age 18. The very next day, the company reported to U.S. News & World Report that ...
Timberline: Applications Now Open for Mars Mission
my.hsj.org
Mars One's mission comes with no precedent. Obviously, no human being has yet to settle another celestial body. Neither does the company have plans to send animals prior to their human astronauts. The four men and women who launch for the Red Planet ...
Unique New Interactive iPad Magazine “Llamas' Valley” Spotlights Perfect ...
San Francisco Chronicle
The May 28 edition includes an exclusive interview with one of the world's top architects, Teresa Sapey. It also pays a visit to the home of British film director and actor Dexter Fletcher, and talks with Dutch entrepreneur and co-founder of Mars One ...