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  • Senate passes right-to-work legislation (Michigan)

    12/06/2012 5:23:03 PM PST · by taildragger · 45 replies
    WXYZ TV Channel 7 ^ | 12/06/2012 | AP / WXYZ
  • Satellites Could Detect Nuclear Tests

    12/06/2012 5:21:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 4 December 2012 | Carolyn Gramling
    Enlarge Image There’s the kaboom. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory lower equipment underground for the September 1992 “Divider” nuclear test, the last such test that the United States conducted. Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Even when they're underground, nuclear tests can be detected in the skies—and as a result, global satellite networks could become a powerful new tool in the arsenal of weapons to help detect clandestine underground nuclear explosions, a team of scientists reported here today at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The International Monitoring System (IMS), established by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban...
  • DIY electricity

    12/06/2012 5:20:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 126 replies
    The Dallas Observer published a report1 recently that Texas has worst electric grid in the nation. This was based on a North American Electric Reliability Corp report2. Thats not very encouraging. They are also reporting that there is the possibility of rolling blackouts in 2013. For a couple of years I have had the interest in setting up a backup power system for home use. There is a mobile system that provides power for work a couple of times per month, and is a backup system when at home. It provided power for 2 freezers, a refrigerator and a fan...
  • Latino Voice Alfonso Aguilar also conservative voice for immigration reform

    12/06/2012 5:19:46 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12/5/2012
    Alfonso Aguilar shouts into the mike, gesticulating wildly to no one in particular on a recent Saturday morning. He is taping his radio show, which is recorded in the District and beamed into nine cities, including Houston, Chicago and Miami. News has broken that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney blames his election loss in part on gifts President Obama gave Hispanics and other minorities. Aguilar La Voz de Los Latinos (the Latino Voice) is incredulous. He thinks Latinos voted for entitlements, he tells listeners in Spanish. Mr. Romney, Latinos didnt vote for President Obama because they liked Obamacare....
  • Single mother in PA better off taking job for 29K with entitlements than a 69k job without

    12/06/2012 5:19:42 PM PST · by HawkHogan · 8 replies
    I just heard this statistic on O'Reilly, and found a discussion about it from July on another website. Check it out. Absolutely astounding!
  • Study: "Disappointly weak" link between salt and high blood pressure

    12/06/2012 5:15:19 PM PST · by shove_it · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6 Dec 2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    For decades table salt has been on a healthy hearts most wanted list. Believing its responsible for skyrocketing blood pressure, Americans have banned salt from tables and stripped it from recipes. But new research says salt just might deserve a bit of a reprieve. The link between salt and blood pressure is thought to date back to the 1940s when Duke University researcher Walter Kempner, M.D., became famous for using salt restriction as a means to treat people with high blood pressure. During the next few decades, studies confirmed Kempners theory that reducing salt could help reduce hypertension. A Controversy...
  • The Michigan Senate just passed Right to Work!!!

    12/06/2012 5:14:45 PM PST · by taildragger · 15 replies
    12/6/2012 | taildragger
    Folks, I got a phone call 10 minutes ago from someone close to this... Moderator do not pull this thread, this is breaking news, it is the Senate not the House, the House was this afternoon.No word when it hits the Governors Desk...
  • UN Summit: Transforming Your Kids into "Climate Change Agents"

    12/06/2012 5:13:44 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 December 2012 | William F. Jasper
    UNICEF, UNESCO, and other UN agencies and NGOs have teamed up to flood classrooms with an ongoing tsunami of global-warming indoctrination. UN Summit: Transforming Your Kids into "Climate Change Agents" The New American 06 December 2012 Do your children (or grandchildren) have nightmares about the Earth melting or exploding due to human-caused global warming? Do they believe they have no future because our planet is dying, the icecaps and glaciers are melting, the sea levels are rising, islands and coastal areas are disappearing, polar bears and children are drowning, plant and animal species are rapidly going extinct, and extreme...
  • More Than a Game (North on US Military)

    12/06/2012 5:13:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 7, 2012 | Oliver North
    Philadelphia, PA For most football fanatics, this is the time of year for watching the big conference championship games and wondering whether their favorite college team is going play in a major postseason bowl. Many of the players in these contests will be hoping to shine for the NFL scouts looking to recruit new talent. That's not the case this weekend. Few of the players I'll be watching on Saturday are likely to get a call from Jerry Maguire. They won't be hearing an agent shouting, "Show me the money!" In fact, all the players on the gridiron here...
  • Maxine Waters elected ranking member of House financial panel

    12/06/2012 5:12:18 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | unknown
    Maxine Waters elected ranking member of House financial panel (Reuters) - California Democrat Maxine Waters was elected to serve as ranking member of the House Financial Service Committee, according to an announcement from Waters' office on Tuesday.
  • Washington state lights up as smoking marijuana becomes legal

    12/06/2012 5:09:05 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/6/2012 | By Nick Allen, Los Angeles
    Washington state lights up as smoking marijuana becomes legal Washington state has become the first in America to allow the recreational use of cannabis, setting up a potential showdown with the US federal government. ... SNIP ...
  • Right to Work Just passed the Michigan Senate!!!

    12/06/2012 5:03:52 PM PST · by taildragger · 1 replies
    Folks, I just got a phone call from someone who is following this real close. The Michigan Senate just passed right to work. No word when it hits the Governors Desk All I can say is wow. I need to second source it !
  • Michigan House passes right-to-work measure in defiance of angry unions, minority Democrats

    12/06/2012 5:01:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/6/12 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. Michigan House passes right-to-work measure in defiance of angry
  • Gore to Obama: Talk is cheap on climate

    12/06/2012 4:58:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Gore to Obama: Talk is cheap on climate By Ben Geman - 12/06/12 05:06 PM ET Al Gore is calling on President Obama to make climate change a higher priority in his second term. I deeply respect our president and I am grateful for the steps that he has taken, but we cannot have four more years of mentioning this occasionally and saying it's too bad that the Congress can't act, Gore said in New York City on Thursday, Reuters reports. The remarks come three weeks after Obama pledged to focus on climate but offered no specific second-term plans and...
  • Camille Paglia: Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Hollywood Are Ruining Women

    12/06/2012 4:57:40 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 19 replies ^ | 12/6/2012 | Camille Paglia
    The influential female academic, writing for THR, calls out their "insipid, bleached-out personas." ... Snip ...
  • The Truth About Keeping Preparedness in Perspective

    12/06/2012 4:56:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    Do you ever get the feeling that youll never be fully prepared? That its impossible to reach the level of preparedness you feel others may have or that youd like to attain? Well youre not alone. Lots of preppers have had those same thoughts. But dont let it freeze you up and keep you from trying or send you to the depths of prepper despair. There are a few truths about preparedness that everyone should know.
  • Identified Liberals Interviewed Turn Out to Be Republicans!

    12/06/2012 4:46:17 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 25 replies ^ | 11/06/2012 | Steven Crowder
    A new video in which self-professed liberals, when interviewed on the street regarding the fiscal cliff find out that they are actually... secretly... REPUBLICANS!! DUH DUH DUUUUUUUUUUH!!!
  • Oyster company: Obama Admins faulty science shut us down (lawsuit)

    12/06/2012 4:41:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    human events ^ | december 6, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    A family oyster business recently shut down by the Obama administrations demand that the public land on which it operates revert to a wilderness area is suing the federal government for what they say is an illegal taking of the property. Our family business is not going to sit back and let the government steamroll our community, which has been incredibly supportive of us, Drakes Bay Oyster Company said in a statement. Lawyers for the company, which is situated in Drakes Estero, a tidal inlet off Drakes Bay, will ask a judge in the Northern District of Californias District Court...
  • Macy's to stay open 48 hours on weekend before Christmas

    12/06/2012 4:36:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 6, 2012 | Corilyn Shropshire
    Last month for retailers, it was all about post-Turkey spending sprees. In December, at least one retailer is upping the ante by offering an all-night, last minute shopping marathons. Macy's announced Thursday that it would open all of its stores for 48-hours straight, giving last-minute shoppers wiggle room to buy gifts the weekend before Christmas.
  • Lisa Miller - Virtual Slave

    12/06/2012 4:35:38 PM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | December 6, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    One of the worst abuses of American slavery was the fact that slave owners could take a mother's children away from her and sell them to someone else. The corrupt Vermont court system is treating Lisa Miller and her daughter Isabella like they are slaves. A compassionless judge named William Cohen has forced Miller to leave the country to avoid having to turn her daughter Isabella over to a woman who is unrelated to Isabella. While Lisa Miller was being treated at a state hospital for a suicide attempt, hospital personnel, of unknown sexual orientation, suggested to Lisa that she...