Archive | June, 2014

Crocura Takes Instagram A Notch up

Crocura aims to make using Instagram on the web a much smoother affair. It allows those who have an instagram account to view their feed on the web. The users can also view / comment / and Like photos on the web.

Crocura is not the only game in town but it does the best job when it comes to user experience and interface. You can see the photos in a much clear way and when you especially like a particular photo you can click on it to view in the enlarged mode.

You can also search for user photos using various terms.

The quality of photos is top notch and that adds to the user experience.

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Tim Pawlenty Offers a Google Test

Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty offered up an innovative way to cut government waste and spending last week.  He called it the “Google Test.”

“We can start by applying what I call ‘The Google Test,’ he said, according to CNN Money.  “If you can find a good or service on the Internet, then the federal government probably doesn’t need to be doing it.”

Needless to say, you can find every conceivable good or service via the Internet.  And Pawlenty certainly left himself an out with the word “probably.”  But he did give a few concrete examples of what he would rid the government of (and he was correct, you can find all of these things if you google them).

He said that the U. S. Postal Service, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and the Government Printing Office should all be cut.  He noted that those organizations “were all built for a time in our country when the private sector did not adequately provide those products. That’s no longer the case.”

Craig Jennings, director of federal fiscal policy at OMB Watch, a budget watchdog group, allows that Pawlenty’s approach was an “interesting strategy.”  But he also noted that one could find investigators online as well as private labs that test food products — so does that mean that the FBI and the FDA should be done away with?

Perhaps a “Google Test” should be done on Tim Pawlenty.  If we googled the former Minnesota governor, what would we find?

First, we might find that as governor, Tim Pawlenty was not the economic wizard he would want voters to believe he is. He left the state of Minnesota with a $5 billion deficit.  According to John Avlon’s investigations at The Daily Beast, not only did he detract from the previous governor’s headway in returning the state to a more secure bond rating status, but he also repeatedly cut personal taxes while allowing property taxes and “user fees” to increase by $2.5 billion.  When asked if Pawlenty had actually left the current governor a deficit of $5 billion, the Minnesota Taxpayers Association answered with a direct, “Yes.”

Then we might find that as a presidential candidate that he’s rather good at wordsmithing.  Besides the “Google Test,” he came up with “Obamneycare,” which he shared with Fox News to describe President Obama’s national health care reform and its ties with his competitor for GOP presidential nomination, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, and the health care legislation passed when he was governor.  However, when confronted by CNN’s John King during the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate on Monday, Pawlenty hedged and equivocated, saying he was only using the president’s characterization of his health care reforms.  Romney stood there the entire time with a smug look on his face while Pawlenty squirmed verbally.

So if you can google these things about potential Republican nominee Pawlenty so quickly, by using his own test, does that mean that the government probably does not need to be involved with him?

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Video: Regis Philbin Announces Retirement On ‘Live With Regis & Kelly’

It’s the end of an era …

TV legend Regis Philbin announced on Tuesday morning that he is retiring from “Live With Regis and Kelly” sometime this year. Continue Reading

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Who Could Replace Retiring Regis Philbin On ‘Regis & Kelly?’

TV legend Regis Philbin announced on Tuesday morning that he is retiring from “Live With Regis and Kelly,” which has left fans wondering … who will replace him? Continue Reading

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World Cricket Champions – India Beats Sri Lanka

World Cup Winner India Cricket Team 2011India cricket team beat Sri Lanka in the 2011 world cup cricket finals to lift the trophy in this exciting match. Sri Lankan team batted first and made a comfortable score of 274 runs. For a moment I thought Sri Lankans have won it. It was especially painful to watch Sri Lankans hammer the Indian bowlers during the last 10 overs.

Then India started batting and the first wicket fell before 10 runs were completed. Not a good picture developing for Indian fans. But the loss of an early wicket did not dampen the spirit of the Indian bats-men they continues the spirited attack and very soon it was just 4 runs needed in 11 bowls.

Wow, what an exciting match! Congratulations India and Indian cricket team for such a thrilling ride during this championship and such an exciting final.

Wish the Indian cricket team in the comments. Who do you think should be voted as the most valuable Indian Cricket player? Give you choices in the comments.

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