I’m trying to save the world, but I need your help!

You’ve probably heard about Twitter suspending the account of Guy Adams, the Los Angeles bureau chief of the Independent. His offense? Posting the email address for Gary Zenkel, an NBC vice president in charge of the network’s Olympic coverage.
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Happy Fourth of July! Declare your independence from the tyranny of failure — I am

Failure is all around us.

You can’t miss it, from Ann Curry’s tearful farewell on Today (see video, above) to Penny Palfrey’s brave but futile attempt to swim from Havana to Key West, to what some conservatives view as John Roberts’ treasonous U.S. Supreme Court ruling on healthcare.

But as we celebrate the Fourth of July holiday today, I have some good news: failure doesn’t have to define us.
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“Scammed” book trailer gets banned by Google

Can a book trailer be too controversial for Google?

That’s the question I was left asking after a trailer for my new book, Scammed: How to Save Your Money and Find Better Service in a World of Schemes, Swindles and Shady Deals posted to YouTube last week.

Within a few minutes, it was deleted without explanation. Then my entire life on Google — including my Gmail account — was suspended.

Was it something I said?
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