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  • Fundraiser on Saturday will help out-of-work baseball scouts

    01/11/2013 12:33:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 10, 2013 | Dylan Hernandez
    Baseball's emphasis on statistical analysis has led to the loss of jobs among scouts. The gala in Century City will feature Vin Scully, Don Mattingly, Tom Lasorda and other baseball greats.
  • Grant: Trillion-Dollar Coin Not the Answer

    01/11/2013 12:31:48 PM PST · by BCW · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10 JAN 2013 | CNBC
    you don't think this trillion dollar coin is the answer. that is an urban legend. yeah. okay. what we need to do i think, first ofall, is to speak clearly about this problem we this, this debt problem. for example, secretary of the treasury is not the secretary of the treasury. secretary of the debt. there are being no net treasurer in the treasury so we must be clear about that. we use the word trillion. 1 trillion is a million million. 1 trillion is an incomprehensible number we throw around and it numbs us, and we must speak of...
  • Israel Is OK with Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    01/11/2013 12:29:15 PM PST · by OKRA2012 · 16 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 1/11/13 | Connor Simpson
    Republicans trying to raise a case against confirming Chuck Hagel have cited not so kind remarks about Israel -- or "the Jews," as he's been quoted calling them -- as a reason not to confirm, but that could be a hard sell when Israel's departing Deputy Foreign Minister thinks Hagel is an alright guy.
  • Social Security Administration takes back reprimand of flatulent worker

    01/11/2013 12:25:09 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    WAPO ^ | 1-11-13 | josh hicks
    The Social Security Administration officially reprimanded an employee whom colleagues accused of continuously “passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor” that created a “hostile work environment.” After the Smoking Gun posted the reprimand letter online, the agency said it had withdrawn its disciplinary action against the flatulent worker. “When senior management became aware of the reprimand it was immediately rescinded,” agency spokeswoman Dorothy J. Clark said in an e-mail to The federal Eye. The agency did not respond to requests to provide a date for its rescinding action. It also did not answer questions about the status of the employee...
  • Guest Post: Insights Into Cultural Shifts From A Visit To A Hardware Store

    01/11/2013 12:23:12 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 11, 2013 | By Tyler Durden/Submitted by Pete Kofod
    "So this is what it looks like when a society is starting to collapse," the man standing behind the counter at the hardware store said matter-of-factly. The remark had been directed at no one in particular, but generally at anyone standing nearby. As I was among that audience, I looked at him inquisitively, eliciting in return a look indicating that his observation should be intuitively obvious to even the casual observer. "We should not be this busy," he continued. "People are normally out Christmas shopping for the latest tech gadgets for their kids, but instead they are spending their hard-earned...
  • The Gleaners

    01/11/2013 12:17:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Charles Payne
    It is said history repeats itself, or at the very least echoes the past but while human behavior is range-bound circumstances have changed and may not be repeated. In the western world poverty as it was known for centuries will probably never been seen again. Interestingly, changes in technology and attitudes that have eradicated scenes like that in Jean-Francois Millet's The Gleaners have also eradicated something else. Making its debut at the annual Salon of 1857 in Paris, the painting caused a stir among the rich and middle classes that saw it as an affront from someone enamored with Socialism....
  • 6 Provocative Predictions for 2013… and Beyond

    01/11/2013 12:14:59 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 1-10-2013 | Addison Wiggin
    6 Provocative Predictions for 2013… and Beyond By Addison Wiggin 01/10/13 Someday, someone will fund an academic study identifying the crevice in the human brain that craves year-end predictions for the coming 12 months. Wherever it resides, it is undeniably strong and far more prevalent among the populace than the craving for news about, say, the “fiscal cliff” or the New York Jets’ quarterback saga. Within the finance sector, such predictions abound. “Macro surprises” from Morgan Stanley, “13 outliers for ’13” from Deutsche Bank, and the ever popular “outrageous predictions” from Denmark’s Saxo Bank. And you know what? These institutions...
  • Django.WhiteHut.gov Petition to outlaw guns around pResident needs 7,741 more signatures

    01/11/2013 12:13:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Piers Morgan deporation petition is going to be addressed because it passed the threshold of 25,000 votes. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2975918/posts There are 11 more days to get the required number of signatures on the petition to establish a gun-free zone around the pResident and send the Secret Service home is in the final stretch. This petition illustrates the insanity of gun-free zones, and the hypocrisy of a politicians surrounding themselves with armed guards while insisting that our children be soft targets. We have to fight the gun-grabbers on every front or they are going to win. This is just another front....
  • Shep Smith accused Mississippi lying about FLU

    01/11/2013 12:12:54 PM PST · by eyedigress · 75 replies
    FNC | Shepard Smith
    Shepard Smith says Mississippi is not reporting flu cases. That bastard better have something to back it up.
  • COMPLETE: Ben Shapiro CUTS Piers Morgan DOWN (youtube video--great stuff!)

    01/11/2013 12:12:12 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 1/10/2013
    Video Link
  • The “National Taxpayer Advocate” at the IRS Is Advocating for the Government, not Taxpayers

    01/11/2013 12:11:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m not a big fan of the Internal Revenue Service, though I try to make sure that politicians get much of the blame for America’s convoluted, punitive, and unfair tax code. Heck, just look at these three images – here, here, and here – and you’ll find startling evidence that politicians make the tax system worse with each passing year.But there is an office at the IRS that ostensibly exists to defend the interests of taxpayers. The Taxpayer Advocate Service, according to the government website, “an independent organization within the IRS and helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and...
  • (America's Leadership) Washington, D.C., Residents Watch More Porn Than The Rest Of America: Study

    01/11/2013 12:11:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Adam Edelman
    Washington, D.C., residents watch more porn than the rest of America: study • Research from PornHub.com says residents of the nation’s capital watch 14.18 online videos per person in a year. Hawaii is second, with 7.57 per year. Politics has always been dirty, but a new study takes the expression to a level so stimulating that it’s hard to believe. Residents of Washington, D.C., watch nearly twice as much online pornography as people in any of the 50 states, according to a study published by XXX site PornHub.com. Horndogs in the nation’s capital consumed online pornography at a rate of...
  • Obama: U.S. Has Fallen 'Short of the Ideal' in Afghanistan

    01/11/2013 12:10:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/11/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    "So, you know, I think that, have we achieved everything that some might have imagined us achieving in the best of scenarios? Probably not. You know, there's a human enterprise, and you know, you fall short of the ideal," said Obama. The president went on to say that America has achieved some measure of success in Afghanistan, however. "Did we achieve our central goal? And have we been able, I think, to shape a strong relationship with a responsible Afghan government that is willing to cooperate with us to make sure that it is not a launching pad for future...
  • Obama: U.S. Has Fallen 'Short of the Ideal' in Afghanistan

    01/11/2013 12:08:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 1/11/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    So, you know, I think that, have we achieved everything that some might have imagined us achieving in the best of scenarios? Probably not. You know, there's a human enterprise, and you know, you fall short of the ideal," said Obama. The president went on to say that America has achieved some measure of success in Afghanistan, however. "Did we achieve our central goal? And have we been able, I think, to shape a strong
  • The US Deficit Almost Completely Disappeared In December

    01/11/2013 11:55:59 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Sam Ro
    The US Deficit Almost Completely Disappeared In DecemberSam RoJanuary 11, 2013 The U.S. December budget deficit was just $260 million. This is according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement from the Financial Management Service. Economists were forecasting a deficit of closer to $1 billion. The December deficit was also the lowest December number since 2007, reports Bloomberg. It's worth noting that monthly numbers are noisy, and that seasonal factors tend to be considerable in December. Regardless, this is an encouraging sign. Receipts were $269.5 billion while the spending was $269.7 billion. This is important to remember, because budget deficits and...
  • Mouse "Whiskers" Released then eaten (Rush Limbaugh)

    01/11/2013 11:54:25 AM PST · by BCW · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11 JAN 2013 | SurveillenceCamera
    This was just talked about on The Rush Limbaugh Show -- at 1430 hrs to 1445 HRS...Whiskers gets it within 5 min.s
  • Homeowner shoots naked intruder found choking dog, police say

    01/11/2013 11:52:27 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | January 2, 2013 | Donna Rapado and Brian Hamacher
    A naked intruder who was trying to choke a pet Rottweiler was shot by a homeowner in Miami Wednesday morning, police said. The bizarre incident happened around 5 a.m. when the occupants of the home were awoken when they heard a commotion and dogs barking. When the homeowner went to check out the noise, he confronted the suspect, who was completely naked and trying to choke one of the dogs, police said. "He comes out and spots a person who is not only fighting with this dog but is naked fighting with this dog," Miami Police spokesman Det. Willie Moreno...
  • WaPo: Yeah, Morgan got pwned last night

    01/11/2013 11:47:30 AM PST · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    Normally I’d be tempted to just add this as an update to the previous post, but it’s just too delicious not to highlight on its own. As Duane wrote in his GR post, Piers Morgan went from his embarrassing display in his interview with Ben Shapiro to lamenting about Shapiro’s “intransigent” performance with Mark Kelly afterward. Eric Wemple at the Washington Post confirms that Shapiro wasn’t intransigent — he was just a lot smarter than Morgan and beat him at his own game: Wemple then excerpts Shapiro’s challenge to Morgan on handguns. Murders by rifle are relatively rare, more rare...
  • "Hitler liberalized gun laws in Germany"

    01/11/2013 11:43:47 AM PST · by pabianice · 31 replies
    1/11/13
    Need the help of some Freeper historian. Over at DumpsterUndergeound, an "historian" is on a tear about guns. He claims that Hitler actually liberalized gun laws in Germany, allowing Germans to buy guns after the Treaty of Versailles had disarmed Germany. He then claims that disarming the Jews was actually a kindness in that it reduced their killings because the Jews couldn't fight back. I know that DU is psychotic, but I need some historical facts about what actually happened to German gun rights after 1933.
  • Pregnant Pauls Valley mother dies in jail

    01/11/2013 11:41:53 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    kfor-tv ^ | 01/07/2013 | kfor-tv
    Her death came just hours after she went to the hospital seeking help for severe abdominal pain. “Jamie was seeking help; she was in extreme pain,” family friend Kemper Kimberlin said. Hospital staff reported Jamie wouldn’t cooperate, in too much pain to even lie down, so employees asked a Pauls Valley police officer to assist. Unfortunately, when police found two prescription pills that didn’t belong to Jamie, police took her to jail for drug possession. That’s where Jamie sat for less than two hours before being found unresponsive.
  • The Southern States PBA official stand on gun control in America

    01/11/2013 11:33:24 AM PST · by Jgerald · 17 replies
    SSPBA ^ | 01/10/2013 | Chris Skinner
    "As president of Southern States PBA, a professional law enforcement association with over 30,000 members from federal, state, county and municipal agencies, I would like to express our support for the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution and for law abiding citizens to purchase and own firearms. From hunting to shooting sports, firearms are a part of the American culture that are passed from generation to generation. Rank and file law enforcement officers realize that gun ownership from law abiding citizens poses no threat to the law enforcement community or to the public. New legislation aimed at reducing or restricting law...
  • Fourth living veteran of Afghanistan war to receive Medal of Honor

    01/11/2013 11:33:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 11, 2012 | Jennifer Hlad
    Clinton Romesha WASHINGTON – Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor in February for his actions as a section leader in Afghanistan in 2009, the fourth living veteran of the war in Afghanistan to receive the award. Romesha was section leader with Bravo Troop, 3-61 Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at combat outpost Keating in Kamdesh District, Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009, when his unit came under heavy fire. According to written accounts by military historian Richard S. Lowry, enemy fighters launched an assault against the post, attacking from three sides...
  • Can a Pope Ever Resign?

    01/11/2013 11:33:05 AM PST · by Weiss White · 10 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | January 3, 2013 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: I read in a news article that Pope Benedict said he would resign, if he reached the point where he couldn’t physically handle being Pope any longer. Is that even possible? Can a Pope ever resign? —Scott A: It’s true that in the nearly eight years of Pope Benedict’s reign, more than one news article has been written on this subject. It’s of particularly keen interest to those opposed to his teachings, who would gladly see him leave the Throne of Peter as soon as possible—but it’s of interest to many of the rest of us as well, if...
  • Bullied on the President’s Stage

    01/11/2013 11:31:56 AM PST · by cblue55 · 5 replies
    Q Ideas ^ | Gabe Lyons
    January 21, 2013 may go down in history, as the day Americans lost their most important freedom—their freedom of conscience. I’m no fear monger and realize in the middle of the current gun restriction debate, Americans can hardly stand another story on lost liberties. But pay attention, lest you become distracted by deliberations over the Second Amendment, and lose sight of the First ...
  • 25 DIY Weekend Preparedness Projects

    01/11/2013 11:28:59 AM PST · by Kartographer · 111 replies
    Food Storage and Survival ^ | 1/11/13 | Angela
    There are some GREAT projects here. Composting Toilet Plans homemade survival bars Are two I liked
  • Overflow Santa Rosa crowd divided over adding gun controls

    01/11/2013 11:25:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | 10 January, 2013 | GUY KOVNER
    Madeleine Melo of Fort Bragg, widow of the North Coast's most prominent recent victim of gun violence, spoke out Thursday night in defense of gun ownership at a public forum convened by Rep. Mike Thompson. "I strongly support our right to own and use guns," Melo told Thompson and six other public officials before an overflow crowd in the Sonoma County supervisors chambers in Santa Rosa. In her next sentence, Melo, whose husband Jere Melo was murdered in the Mendocino County woods in 2011, said the "unchecked acts of violent criminals take away the rights of others to live a...
  • Gun control hypocrite Obama chooses guns for himself and family, but opposes them for everyone else

    01/11/2013 11:21:28 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 11, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Gun control hypocrite Barack Obama chooses guns for himself and his family, but opposes them for everyone else On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed a bill that provides armed guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives. He did this because he understands that armed guards make people safer. I think that what he did was a good thing. I agree with what he did on this.Obama chooses to send his own children to the private Sidwell Friends school, which employs 11 armed guard. These aren’t Secret Service agents. Instead, these...
  • The Dubai Boom's Underside: Sewage Woes (2008)

    01/11/2013 11:20:38 AM PST · by classified · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 31, 2008 | By STEFANIA BIANCHI
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- This Persian Gulf sheikdom, in the middle of a massive building and tourism boom, has a big sewage problem. By one estimate, some $300 billion in new projects are going up in Dubai in the next 10 years -- including the world's tallest building and a man-made archipelago of luxury homes on islands shaped like palm trees. Stefania Bianchi/The Wall Street Journal Every day, hundreds of tanker trucks line up for almost two miles at the three approaches to Dubai's treatment plant, to dump sewage. .But Dubai's single, 30-year-old sewage-treatment plant isn't keeping up. Sewage...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 2 JANUARY 11, 2013

    01/11/2013 11:16:21 AM PST · by greeneyes · 81 replies
    Free Republic | Jan 11, 2013 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • How Can the Gospel Be Good News to Gays?

    01/11/2013 11:03:06 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 51 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1-10-13 | Sam Allberry
    We were having lunch together, and I was praying like mad. My friend had been in a committed same-sex relationship for about 15 years. He was interested in Jesus; attracted to his teaching and message. But he wanted to know how becoming a Christian would affect his gay lifestyle. I had explained, as carefully and graciously as I could, that Jesus upheld and expanded the wider biblical stance on sexuality, that the only context for sexual activity is heterosexual marriage. Following Jesus would mean seeking to live under his word, in this area as in any other. He had been...
  • Republican senator: 'Jack Lew must never be secretary of Treasury' (Wall ST. Gambler?)

    01/11/2013 11:00:29 AM PST · by yoe · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jamuary 9, 2013 | Kara Rowland
    A key Republican has vowed to block the expected promotion of White House Chief of Staff Jacob "Jack" Lew, saying he "must never be secretary of Treasury." [snip] A strongly worded statement by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. -- prepared in anticipation of that nomination and obtained by Fox News -- signals the bumpy ride Lew could face during the Senate confirmation process. Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, says Lew misled Congress about the White House's budget proposals and argues that should disqualify him from being put in charge of the government's finances. "Lew, as the president's...
  • France Confirms Mali Intervention (France Sends Troops To Ex-Colony)

    01/11/2013 10:59:37 AM PST · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/11/2013 | BBC News
    President Francois Hollande says French troops are taking part in operations against Islamists in northern Mali. French troops "have brought support this afternoon to Malian units to fight against terrorist elements", he said. Armed groups, some linked to al-Qaeda, took control of northern Mali in April. Mr Hollande said the intervention complied with international law, and had been agreed with Malian President Dioncounda Traore. A state of emergency has been declared across the country. The militants said on Thursday that they had advanced further into government-controlled territory, taking the strategic central town of Konna. Mr Hollande said French military action...
  • A large segment of Obama-Biden's base more than likely could not legally purchase a firearm

    01/11/2013 10:56:15 AM PST · by WyCoKsRepublican · 26 replies
    There are lots of reasons Obama and VP "Goofball" Biden want to take your guns. Just food for thought. I firmly believe that a large part of their base could not legally buy a firearm due to criminal history, mental illness or just plain stupidity. Of course, his goons and voter base will obtain firearms of all kinds illegally. The NRA needs to continue to lead the fight and increase its ranks in the wake of this constitutional showdown.
  • New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected

    01/11/2013 10:55:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Jan 11,2013 | by David Chandler
    FULL TITLE: New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected just like electromagnetic waves An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors. The approach relies on engineered materials consisting of nanostructured semiconductor alloy crystals. Heat is a vibration of matter—technically, a vibration of the atomic lattice of a material—just as sound is. Such vibrations can also be thought of as a stream of phonons—a kind of "virtual particle" that is analogous to the...
  • Reproaching the Rich

    01/11/2013 10:53:22 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 16 replies
    National Association of Scholars ^ | January 10, 2013 | William H. Young
    One of the distinguishing features of America from the founding throughout our history has been classlessness. In recent years, especially since 2009, there has been a relentless assault by the progressive left on what it considers the unfair income distribution between the rich and others, propounded particularly in academia as I discussed in Inequality. That blitzkrieg has contributed to a significant rise—by around 20 points—in the percentage of our population that now believes there is a sharp and intensifying class conflict in America, which some on the left would turn into class war. Central to President Obama’s reelection strategy was...
  • The Professor Who Knows Our Names

    01/11/2013 10:50:48 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/10/13 | Brian Jones
    A tribute to the man who is Schall“Father Schall cares about where you’re from and how you’re doing. He doesn’t need to do that, but he does. The greatest professor I’ll ever have knows my name.”— Victoria Edel, former student of Father James Schall “What, in the end, does a professor most want his students to remember? Not himself but what is true and the search for it. Above all, he wants them to remember the Socratic foundations of our culture, that ‘it is never right to do wrong,’ that death is not the worst evil, that ultimately our lives...
  • J.C. Penney shares slide as UBS sees worse holiday sales (Ellen Christmas advertising flops?)

    01/11/2013 10:46:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/11/13 | Phil Wahba
    J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N) slid as much as 8 percent on Friday after UBS published a research note saying holiday quarter sales have likely been worse than expected and questioned the retailer's ability to roll out its new shops on schedule. -snip- UBS analyst Michael Binetti lowered his forecast for Penney's fiscal fourth quarter, which is still underway and includes the holiday period, and expects same-store sales to decline 28 percent, from an earlier projection of a 20 percent decline.
  • Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank

    01/11/2013 10:46:23 AM PST · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    Featured on Fox News.(Video)
  • Braces for the Kids Just Got More Expensive: Obamacare Tax Hike Case Study

    01/11/2013 10:34:34 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | January 11, 2013
    In 2013, the tax increases in Obamacare will increasingly conspire against kitchen-table family healthcare decisions. As just one example, below are some of the taxes that will impact the purchase of dental braces: Obamacare Medical Device Tax: As of Jan.1, Obamacare imposes a new tax of 2.3 percent on medical device manufacturers, including those who make dental braces. The tax is imposed on gross sales -- even if the company does not earn a profit in a given year. While the tax will be paid to the IRS by the manufacturer, the tax will be passed along as a higher...
  • The First Lady Would Have A Very Good Reason To Be Mad About Obama's The Lack Of Diversity

    01/11/2013 10:31:23 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-11-13 | The Looking Spoon
    So for his second term Obama is apparently going with (white) Sausage Cabinet, but something else dawned on me...
  • Greek journalists bombed over economic crisis reports

    01/11/2013 10:30:39 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 15 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 11 January, 2013 | Denis Roland and agencies
    Five Greek journalists working for major media outlets have had their homes targeted by small makeshift bombs. The attacks, made in the early hours of Friday by unknown assailants, are believed to be fuelled by discontent over the reporters' portrayal of the country's financial crisis. Greece - in its sixth year of recession - has so far received international bailouts from its troika of lenders - the IMF, EU and European Central Bank - totalling €240bn (Ł198bn). The bombings were the first such coordinated offensives against mainstream journalists since the Greek debt crisis erupted in 2009. Among those targeted by...
  • Low-cost 3D printer makes at-home production reality

    01/11/2013 10:25:31 AM PST · by null and void · 50 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 1/10/13 | Melissa Sue Sorrell Galley
    New Kickstarter project could well be first affordable at-home 3D printer brought to market Staples may be planning to bring 3D printing to the consumer marketplace, but three men from San Diego want to bring it right into your home office, and they’ve created an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign to help them do it. Called the RoBo 3D Printer , the device is not the first personal 3D printer out there, but it is one of the most inexpensive. Its creators believe that they’ll be able to sell the product for just over $500 — a veritable steal compared to...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-11-13 (Who in 2016? Hillary? NO! Grayson or Warren? YES!)

    01/11/2013 10:18:35 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 40 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 11, 2012 | DUmmie Ken Burch, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    GRAYSON-WARREN 2016 No more teabaggers like Obama or Clinton! When is left not left enough? When it's Hillary Rodham Clinton. You see, to the DUmmies, Hillary is not hardcore-left enough. They pillory Hillary. To them, she's practically a teabagging Rethuglican. So is Obama, for that matter. The DUmmies have been looking ahead to 2016, and they do not like what they see. For it seems that HILLARY! will be the heir apparent, and she's not radical-Communist enough for their tastes. So the DUmmies have begun to search about, looking for a more progressive alternative. It doesn't matter if their choice...
  • Trump on Bill Mahr’s $5 million pledge: ‘I’ll sue him’

    01/11/2013 10:17:28 AM PST · by SmileRight · 33 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/11/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    With his usual flair, Donald Trump set the record straight on his feud with Bill Mahr, the Miss Alabama controversy, the recent handling of the fiscal crisis by Congress and the next presidential election, in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Trump explained that Mahr had appeared on the Jay Leno Show, said that Trump had been “spawned by orangutans” and made an offer of $5 million for Trump to produce his birth certificate. Since the money would go to charity, Trump accepted the offer and produced legal paperwork required to fulfill the obligations. “Why is it that somebody...
  • life extending cancer drugs ´rationed by postcode´: dozens of hospitals refuse to hand

    01/11/2013 10:17:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 1/11/13 | Sophie Borland
    Hospitals are denying patients the latest life-extending cancer drugs, a report reveals. Dozens of trusts are failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancer that have been approved by the NHS watchdog NICE. Some of these drugs have been shown to boost survival rates by a quarter while others have extended the lives of terminally-ill patients by over a year.
  • The looming cuts to America’s defense leave the world, and the United States, less safe

    01/11/2013 10:15:07 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-11-13 | Curt
    Krauthammer on the Hagel nomination: Message-sending. Obama won reelection. He no longer has to trim, to appear more moderate than his true instincts. He has the “flexibility” to be authentically Obama. Hence the Hagel choice: Under the guise of centrist bipartisanship, it allows the president to leave the constrained first-term Obama behind and follow his natural Hagel-like foreign policy inclinations. ...Hagel himself doesn’t matter. He won’t make foreign policy. Obama will run it out of the White House even more tightly than he did in the first term. Hagel’s importance is the message his nomination sends about where Obama wants...
  • What to do in case of identity theft? (Vanity)

    01/11/2013 10:15:07 AM PST · by CowboyJay · 39 replies
    1/11/13 | Self
    Over the past month or so, a couple strange things have happened. First, somebody attempted to hack into my facebook account from somewhere in Arizona. Then a couple weeks later, I got a call from an Arizona number, but when I attempted to call it back 15 seconds later I got a disconnect message. I then attempted to call my voicemail, but get this, the pin on my voicemail had been changed. It appears somebody may be trying to steal my identity. Why, I'm not sure, as I don't even want to be me half the time. But I'm still...
  • The Myth of Government Default [If you think gun control is a problem, read this]

    01/11/2013 10:05:56 AM PST · by IndePundit · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/11/13 | David Rivkin & Lee Casey
    Three false arguments, pushed hard by the Obama administration and accepted on faith by the media and much of the political establishment, must be laid to rest if the American people are to understand the issues at stake in the federal "debt ceiling" debate. The first is that Congress's failure to raise the debt ceiling—the amount of money the federal government is authorized to borrow at any given time—will cause a default on the national debt. The second is that federal entitlement programs are constitutionally protected from spending cuts. The third is that the president can raise the debt ceiling...
  • Major Shakeout Looms for Top New York Times Editors (Pink Slips, Hope and Change!)

    01/11/2013 10:05:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    New York Mag ^ | 1/11/13 | Joe Hagan
    The next two weeks are going to get tense inside the headquarters of the New York Times. Last month, executive editor Jill Abramson told the staff she’d have to cut 30 positions from the news division to buffer against financial losses from rapidly declining advertising revenue. Reporters and editors would be offered buyouts, she said, but if she didn't have enough takers in a month’s time, she would be “forced to go to layoffs.” As the January 24 deadline approaches, only two people, assistant managing editor Jonathan Landman and reporter Jacques Steinberg, have formally announced their exits.
  • Ed Koch at 88: New York’s Still-Outspoken Ex-Mayor Holds No Grudges

    01/11/2013 10:02:27 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/11/13 | Lloyd Grove
    Now that he is 88, New York’s former three-term mayor—the star of Koch, a rollicking, warts-and-all documentary premiering this weekend at the New York Jewish Film Festival—has nothing holding him back. * * * “I think he’s a pompous ass,” Koch tells me about New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. * * * Koch is downright dismissive of Schumer’s junior colleague, Kirsten Gillibrand, an upstate congresswoman when she was appointed in 2009 to the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. * * * But concerning a certain former vice president, “I don’t happen to like Al Gore,” Koch confides. *...