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  • Government Housing Policy and the Tragedy of the Commons

    11/27/2012 9:06:08 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/27/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Owning or Renting: High Risk or Tragedy of the Commons? The tragedy of the commons is the depletion of a shared resource by individuals, acting independently and rationally according to each one’s self-interest, despite their understanding that depleting the common resource is contrary to their long-term best interests. Examples abound such as common grazing on public land, depletion of fish in the ocean and why public restrooms are usually filthy. Homeownership is an example of the “tragedy of the commons.” Public housing projects, such as the infamous Cabrini Green in Chicago, are an example. Public housing is often poorly maintained...
  • It’s Official: Obama Voter Fraud Reason for “Reelection”

    11/27/2012 9:05:27 AM PST · by patriot08 · 89 replies
    CANADA FREE PRESS ^ | 11/26/2012 | Sher Zieve
    . The truth about the Obama syndicate’s “victory” in November due to the most massive voter fraud in American history has become increasingly dire and overwhelming. It is also merely the latest treasonous act perpetrated upon We-the-People by our slave masters. And—with the exception of the still-sycophantic Obama-media who enthusiastically embrace totalitarianism—said “win” by Obama shows how quickly he and the Marxist Democrat Party (with the help of willing RINO Senators and incorrectly named “representatives” of the people) affected the complete overthrow of the United States government…and We-the-People. If you are uncomfortable with these truths and believe that the telling...
  • Kentucky flips the script on gun buyback programs & Heinlein views in Action

    11/27/2012 9:03:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    gunowners.wordpress.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | GOA
    As you may recall, I have utter disdain for gun buyback programs. With that being said I was greatly amused that the State of Kentucky has done a one-eighty on the idea and have begun a sell back program. The program has been in place for 15 years now and as you can imagine, the gun control zealots are still bemoaning the “inevitability” of blood running in the streets. Even after a decade and a half of positive results, some are still criticizing the program such as Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders. “In my experience, the guns that end...
  • Brown-Forman Declares $4 Special Dividend Ahead of Cliff Deadline

    11/27/2012 9:02:35 AM PST · by mykroar
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Jennifer Booten
    Two weeks after raising its regular quarterly dividend, Brown-Forman (BFB n.a.) declared a special cash dividend of $4.00 a share on Tuesday as it looks to return money to shareholders ahead of the fiscal cliff deadline that could significantly raise dividend taxes. The maker of alcoholic beverages like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Korbel and Woodford Reserve said the special dividend will be paid on Dec. 27 to shareholders of record on Dec. 12. A slew of companies, including Wal-Mart (WMT), have been moving up the date of their dividend to save shareholders a bundle of money on taxes...
  • Woman wonders, ‘Will I be fat in heaven?’

    11/27/2012 9:00:34 AM PST · by Gamecock · 110 replies
    Lark News ^ | B. Jokin
    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Kerrie Jameson is confident she is going to heaven. What scares her is the possibility that she’ll show up 30 pounds overweight and stay that way forever. “I work a desk job, and my physique reflects that,” says Jameson, 28, who used to work out daily but has fallen into bad eating habits. “I have this horrible image of myself standing before the throne looking like a lumpy sack of flour. Everyone else will be worshiping, and I’ll be slinking off to a corner to eat chocolate and console myself.” The idea of being fat in...
  • Gay men sue conversion therapy counselors

    11/27/2012 8:56:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012 | Alan Duke
    Before Sheldon Bruck told his orthodox Jewish parents he was gay, the teenager looked for a way out of homosexuality. His search led him to JONAH -- Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing -- which claimed on its website to help people "struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions." JONAH co-director Arthur Goldberg promised Bruck, then 17, that "JONAH could help him change his orientation from gay to straight," according to a consumer fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday against JONAH, Goldberg and a JONAH counselor.
  • Autism: Traffic pollution linked, study suggests

    11/27/2012 8:54:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/27/12 | BBC
    The possibility that autism is linked to traffic pollution has been raised by researchers in California. Their study of more than 500 children said those exposed to high levels of pollution were three times more likely to have autism than children who grew up with cleaner air. However, other researchers said traffic was a "very unlikely" and unconvincing explanation for autism. The findings were presented in the Archives of General Psychiatry journal. Data from the US Environmental Protection Agency were used to work out levels of pollution for addresses in California. This was used to compare exposure to pollution, in...
  • When the Nerds Go Marching In - Practice for Game Day was Oct-21 (not Nov-6)

    11/27/2012 8:52:35 AM PST · by GangnamNerd · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 16 2012 | Alexis C. Madrigal
    The Obama campaign's technologists were tense and tired. It was game day and everything was going wrong. Josh Thayer, the lead engineer of Narwhal, had just been informed that they'd lost another one of the services powering their software. That was bad: Narwhal was the code name for the data platform that underpinned the campaign and let it track voters and volunteers. If it broke, so would everything else. They were talking with people at Amazon Web Services, but all they knew was that they had packet loss. Earlier that day, they lost their databases, their East Coast servers, and...
  • AP Exclusive: Graph suggests Iran working on bomb

    11/27/2012 8:52:21 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | George Jahn
    A diagram obtained by The Associated Press shows that Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
  • Make those lazy job-creators pay

    11/27/2012 8:45:01 AM PST · by pgkdan · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/25/12 | Frank J. Fleming
    The US unemployment rate has been pretty lousy for a while. Luckily, no one blames President Obama for this, as the recent election showed. And why should they? The government has done everything right: It enacted a huge stimulus, built infrastructure, passed ObamaCare to make sure employees are healthy and it supplied businesses with millions and millions of people just standing around waiting for work.
  • State Board of Education President Makes False Voucher Claims

    11/27/2012 8:40:42 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/26/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The president of the State Board of Education was wrong when he compared a bill that would change how education is funded to a voucher system, said Michael Van Beek, education policy director at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. John Austin, president of the State Board of Education, made the comparison when discussing the Michigan Public Education Finance Project proposal, which would allow public schools to take state money from students no matter where they live. In addition to being on the State Board of Education, Austin is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a center-left think...
  • Report: Top Florida Republicans say election law was intentionally designed to suppress the vote

    11/27/2012 8:39:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 11/27/12 | J Easley
    Two former top Florida Republicans say a new law that shortened the early voting period in the state was designed by the GOP to suppress the Democratic vote, not to curb voter fraud, according to a report Monday from the Palm Beach Post. The Palm Beach Post quoted Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer and former Gov. Charlie Crist, neither of whom is still a party member, and a handful of other party operatives, who said claims the law was designed to curb voter fraud in the state were merely a marketing ploy to provide cover for the...
  • Alligators found at scene of suspected drug shooting (Washington State)

    11/27/2012 8:39:21 AM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies
    KOMO TV ^ | November 27, 2012 | KOMO staff
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Sheriff's deputies found two 5-foot alligators at a marijuana grow site where a man was shot on Monday evening.  Thurston County sheriff's Lt. Greg Elwin said deputies responded to the scene in the Scott Lake area south of Olympia when a man called 911 to say he had shot another man. The shooter told investigators that he fired in self defense, but investigators believe he actually shot the other man during drug buy. The 30-year-old man who was shot was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital and was expected to recover.  The gunman, identified as 41-year-old...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 27,2012

    11/27/2012 8:22:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 27,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Do not know who will be subbing for Rush today, hopefully will be an interesting "sub". :)=^..^=
  • Police Remove Congressman-Elect Grayson From Local Walmart For Union Agitating

    11/27/2012 8:17:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Watchdog Wire ^ | November 26, 2012 | Tom Tillison
    In spite of the embarrassing antics on full display during his first term in Congress, the voters in Florida’s CD09 saw fit to send Alan Grayson back to Washington, D.C. Naturally, the extreme elements of the far left supported Grayson’s return to office, but so too did many of our friends and neighbors. Perhaps even family members. He was also a recipient of overwhelming support from the Hispanic community, particularly those of Puerto Rican descent. And labor unions. There’s no doubt he also received a fair share of votes from the disaffected and disengaged for the sheer entertainment value such...
  • GM rolls out new electric mini-car at LA Auto Show [Doubling Down on Failure]

    11/27/2012 8:17:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    AP ^ | 11-27-2012 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN
    DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is giving its Chevrolet Spark a jolt of electricity. An all-electric version of the mini-car will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It goes on sale this summer in California, Oregon, Canada and South Korea, where it's made. Other markets will follow. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt sedan, which can run in all-electric mode but also has a backup gas engine, the Spark EV is a pure electric. GM won't say how far the car will go on a charge, but says it will be a top performer among the small number of...
  • Obama administration sued over Palestinian aid

    11/27/2012 8:15:53 AM PST · by ilcenter · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    A group of Israeli-Americans has filed suit against the Obama administration, alleging that U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority funds terrorist activities. The lawsuit charges that federal aid money directed to the Palestinian Authority ultimately ends up in the hands of Hamas and other militant groups committed to war against Israel. Hamas is designed as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government. The lawsuit charges that the State Department is ignoring congressionally-mandated safeguards to keep money out of the hands of such entities. "The American people are opposed to terror and do not want to fund it via...
  • S-3525, The Sportsman’s Act of 2012 Update(Range protection, ammunition protection, more!)

    11/27/2012 8:11:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    extranosalley.com ^ | 27 November, 2012 | Stranger
    For those who have been anxiously watching the progress of S-3525, the Sportsman’s Act of 2012, the Senate voted on one amendment last night before it quit for the day. Among other good things, S-3525 would protect lead bullets from the bullet banners. That is more than enough to earn our consideration. But there is a great deal more in S-3525 that should get our support. And as the saying goes, “The friends of our enemy are also our enemy.” Environmental groups, in particular the bird watchers and the feral cat protection societies, are out in force to defeat S-3525....
  • More Democrats Willing to Go Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/27/2012 8:10:26 AM PST · by bestintxas · 158 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/27/12 | j feller
    A growing number of Democrats say they are willing to let the country go off the fiscal cliff if a deal cannot be reached by Jan. 1 that raises taxes on the top two percent of earners while protecting costly entitlement programs. Their theory in this game of chicken with Republicans is that it will be easier in January to lower taxes for 98 percent of the country while finding the best possible parts of the federal budget to cut — in line with long-held goals of the nation's liberal party. They also think they'll be in a better position...
  • Don's Guns clerk ready to return to work following store shooting

    11/27/2012 8:07:05 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 11-22-12 | Russ McQuaid
    An employee of Don’s Guns spent Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family inside his home, just two months after a customer tried to kill him at a west side gun store. “He shot at me three times, hit me once at four feet away,” said Ben Chance. “His other two bullets barely missed my head.” Chance was at work at Don’s Guns at 3802 North Lafayette Road on September 17, when Brian Wayner emerged from the gun range with a rented weapon and stepped up to the counter to pay his bill. “When I went to grab the gun, he...