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  • CBS Host Says Singer 'Blew the Electric' Twice During Rehearsals

    02/04/2013 1:28:17 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4 Feb 2013, 12:07 PM EDT
    Boomer Esiason, the former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and co-host "The NFL Today" on CBS, said Beyonce's halftime performance may have been responsible for the 34-minute blackout during Sunday's Super Bowl between Baltimore and San Francisco. “Beyonce blew the electric in the Superdome twice, I’m told, during her rehearsals during the week," Esiason said on Monday on his radio show. Esiason recalled there was a buzzing sound in the Superdome shortly after Beyonce's halftime show. On his "Boomer & Carton" radio show, Esiason said about "five or six minutes prior to" the "the breaker going," Kevin Harlan, a CBS announcer who...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Cooper's 10pm show to be axed

    02/04/2013 1:28:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Anderson Cooper's 10pm show is set to be slashed by CNN chief Jeff Zucker to make room for a big new hire, network sources have revealed. The TV favourite, 45, hosts Anderson Cooper 360° at 8pm every weekday and the show is repeated at 10pm, with Brit Piers Morgan sandwiched in between. However, as part of a huge raft of changes at the network, Zucker plans to axe the 10pm segment, paving the way for a news star to anchor another show.
  • Christians in Syria Fleeing Country as Crisis Reaches 'Unprecedented Levels of Horror'

    02/04/2013 1:27:33 PM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 3, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    The Muslim ethnic cleansing of Christians in Syria has begun .... Christians in Syria Fleeing Country as Crisis Reaches 'Unprecedented Levels of Horror' CP World, February 2, 2013 The Hindus have suffered untold horror at the hands of jihadists. Here's an article about the crisis in Syria from a Hindu point of view. Mideast fears Syria crisis spillover, Madav Nalapat, Sunday Guardian, Kuwait City | 2nd Feb 2013 (thanks to Tom) ..... here are multiplying reports of the foreign fighters "marrying" unwilling Syrian women for short periods of time, or otherwise treating them as war trophies, reports thus far ignored...
  • Treasury nominee Jack Lew accused of breaking Medicare law by Republicans

    02/04/2013 1:24:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans are sending a letter Monday to the White House budget office arguing that President Obama’s nominee to be treasury secretary, Jacob “Jack” Lew, was complicit in breaking a Medicare budget law. The letter comes the same day that Mr. Obama officially missed another deadline in the budget law by failing to submit his blueprint on the first Monday in February. The president has only met that deadline once in his tenure. On the Medicare funding issue, federal law requires that if the program’s funding becomes imbalanced, its trustees are required to issue a warning, and the president is...
  • Smith & Nephew Reduces Workforce

    02/04/2013 1:24:16 PM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Memphis Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 31, 2013 | MICHAEL WADDELL
    Smith & Nephew eliminated nearly 100 jobs in Memphis and Andover, Mass., on Thursday, Jan. 31, as the medical device company cuts expenses in an effort to offset tax hikes included in the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act includes a 2.3 percent medical device tax, which took effect Jan. 1. The London-based company, which employs about 1,800 people in Memphis, said the new tax will cost the industry about $30 billion over 10 years. “(The tax) has impacted a number of companies across the U.S.,” said Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications. “Smith & Nephew is...
  • Racial Bias In Texas

    02/04/2013 1:22:17 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 1, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The National Association of Scholars (NAS): @ UT Austin & Texas A&M . “We found that all too often the course readings gave strong emphasis to race, class, or gender (RCG) social history, an emphasis so strong that it diminished the attention given to other subjects in American history (such as military, diplomatic, religious, intellectual history),” the NAS concluded. “The result is that these institutions frequently offered students a less-than-comprehensive picture of U.S. history.” “Despite its denunciation of ‘ideologically partisan approaches,’ the report itself is based on an idiosyncratic and ideologically driven taxonomy of the books, articles, and syllabi of...
  • S&P says U.S. to file civil lawsuit over ratings

    02/04/2013 1:21:35 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2013 | Staff
    (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's on Monday said it expects to be the target of a U.S. Department of Justice civil lawsuit over its ratings of mortgage bonds prior to the recent financial crisis. The lawsuit against the McGraw-Hill Cos (MHP.N) unit focuses on its ratings in 2007 of various U.S. collateralized debt obligations (CDO), S&P said. It would be the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency over alleged illegal behavior tied to the financial crisis. "A DOJ lawsuit would be entirely without factual or legal merit," S&P said in a statement. "The DOJ would be wrong...
  • Bernard Lewis: Apologist for the Unforgivable (Islamic Jew-Hatred)

    02/04/2013 1:21:24 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 3, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    We can no longer negate Islamic Jew-hatred. it is time to negate the conventional wisom of ....Bernard Lewis. He is an apologist. Dr. Andrew Bostom painstakingly makes the case: "Yet to this day, thousands of reports and opinion pieces later (search 'Morsi' + 'apes and pigs' using Google.com to estimate the vast output), only a handful have noted this irrefragable link to a Koranic verse (i.e., 5:60) declaring the Jews to be apes and pigs. The apotheosis of this negationist trend was captured in a January 27, 2013 Times of Israel interview of Charles Small, head of the itinerant Institute...
  • Great American Ambassador John Bolton on Foreign Policy Issues

    02/04/2013 1:16:50 PM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 3, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    I thought you might be interested in seeing this interview with a great American statesman, Ambassador John Bolton, conducted with the Washington Times on foreign policy issues here: January 25, 2013: John Bolton, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, served in several Republican administrations as an Assistant Attorney General, an Undersecretary of State, and as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. He discusses here his views on American foreign policy and whether it is driven by idealism or self-interest, the role of foreign aid, the importance of Israel, and the importance of economic globalization. **** Joseph...
  • Obama tries to undercut NRA in gun control debate

    02/04/2013 1:15:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/13
    ...Obama on Monday tried to undercut National Rifle Association leaders and appeal directly to their membership, claiming gun owners support the "common-sense" gun control measures he's proposed -- and urging those supporters to "keep the pressure" on Congress. ....spoke in Minnesota, in his first campaign-style stop as part of a second-term push for new firearms laws... Without once mentioning the NRA by name, Obama on Monday said gun control supporters should tell their members of Congress that "there's no legislation to eliminate all guns." Despite opposition not only from the NRA but a number of Republican lawmakers, Obama tried to...
  • Sowell: Prophets and Losses

    02/04/2013 1:14:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 5, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Now that the federal government is playing an ever larger role in the economy, a look at Washington's track record seems to be long overdue. The recent release of the Federal Reserve Board's transcripts of its deliberations back in 2007 shows that their economic prophecies were way off. How much faith should we put in their prophecies today — or the policies based on those prophecies? Even after the housing market began its collapse in 2006, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in 2007, "The impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime market...
  • Zero Tolerance for Deaf Child’s Name

    02/04/2013 1:13:25 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    The Education Reporter ^ | December 2012 | The Education Reporter
    Parents of a deaf child named Hunter were told by his Nebraska public preschool that they must change his name because he was in violation of the school district’s weapons policy. To sign his name, the three-year-old crosses his index and middle fingers then wags his hands. This sign apparently appeared to school officials to represent a gun. Grand Island Public Schools’ policy section 8470 — Weapons in Schools states: “Students are forbidden to knowingly and voluntarily possess, handle, transmit or use any instrument in school, on school grounds or at school functions that is a firearm, weapon, or looks...
  • Sowell: Prophets and Losses: Part II

    02/04/2013 1:13:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 5, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    People on both sides of tax issues often speak of such things as a "$300 billion tax increase" or a "$500 billion tax decrease." That is fine if they are looking back at something that has already happened. But it can be sheer nonsense if they are talking about a proposed increase or decrease in the tax rate. The government can only raise or lower the tax rate. Whether the actual tax revenues that the government will collect as a result will go up or down is a matter of prophecy. And these prophecies have been far too wrong far...
  • Everyone Must be Fair, Honest, Reasonable and Use Common Sense. Like Me. [Intended to be satire]

    02/04/2013 1:12:09 PM PST · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 4, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Thus spake our Beloved Lord and MasterKing Fair and Reasonable I This is another guest post by one of the most enlightened Libruls in Congress, Senator Ima Librul (D., Unicorn)Lord Eric of Justice Being Fair, Honest, and Reasonable when using Common Sense is crucial. President Obama is the most fair and reasonable President endowed with true common sense ever to grace the White House with his munificence; he and all of my honorable colleagues who have had the good fortune to meet him agree.Shortly after assuming office, his Attorney General observed that sadly misguided souls, racist conservatives all, had not...
  • Dodge Ram's Paul Harvey ('So God Made a Farmer' 1978 FFA Speech) Wins ADBOWL XLVII

    02/04/2013 1:11:11 PM PST · by drewh · 59 replies
    Radio & Broadcasting ^ | Feb, 4 2013 | By Carl Marcucci
    An iconic radio voice took the cake, as Dodge Ram’s “So God Made a Farmer” spot with Paul Harvey as the voice over was the highest-rated commercial during Super Bowl XLVII according to ADBOWL, the original advertising ranking website for consumers developed in 2002 by McKee Wallwork & Company. It wasn’t flashy or filled with special effects, but Dodge Ram’s Super Bowl spot featuring the late radio broadcaster Paul Harvey’s tribute to U.S. farmers won the hearts and minds of viewers Sunday night. The two-minute spot featured a series of stark photos of farmers at work. Along with a montage...
  • Epigenetics: How Our Experiences Affect Our Offspring

    02/04/2013 1:10:36 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    The Week Magazine ^ | 1-20-2013 | The Week Staff
    Epigenetics: How Our Experiences Affect Our Offspring New research suggests that people's experiences, not just their genes, can affect the biological legacy of their offspring By The Week Staff January 20, 2013 Isn't our genetic legacy hardwired? From Mendel and Darwin in the 19th century to Watson and Crick in the 20th, scientists have shown that chromosomes passed from parent to child form a genetic blueprint for development. But in a quiet scientific revolution, researchers have in recent years come to realize that genes aren't a fixed, predetermined program simply passed from one generation to the next. Instead, genes can...
  • Profs Channeling Ron Paul?

    02/04/2013 1:09:15 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 4, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A trio of academic economists have taken a hard look at the Federal Reserve System and found it wanting, to put it mildly. In a working paper for the libertarian Cato Institute, George Selgin, William D. Lastrapes and Lawrence H White write that, “Drawing on a wide range of recent empirical research, we find the following: “(1) The Fed‘s full history (1914 to present) has been characterized by more rather than fewer symptoms of monetary and macroeconomic instability than the decades leading to the Fed‘s establishment. “(2) While the Fed‘s performance has undoubtedly improved since World War II, even its...
  • Emails Expose Collusion at Highest Levels between Department of Justice and Communist SPLC

    02/04/2013 1:06:40 PM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 3, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    DoJ email to Morris Dees: July 23, 2012 – “I will pick you [Morris Dees] up at the airport July 30. Would you go out to dinner with my wife and me and our two teenage daughters that first night? The girls need some inspiration from a master of inspiration.” This is a jawdropper. The communists over at the Southern Poverty Law Center are among the gravest threats to freedom in the United States, and are named as such in the AFDI Threats to Freedom Index. The enemedia eagerly laps up and repeats their designation of pro-freedom groups as "hate...
  • Assault Weapons Ban Has Rough Road Ahead, Grassley Says

    02/04/2013 1:00:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Humberto Sanchez
    Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, said vulnerable Senate Democratic incumbents could be the key to preventing an assault weapons ban from passing this year. In an interview on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers”set to air Sunday, Grassley acknowledged that support for such a ban remains strong in some quarters of the Democratic Party, but he said he believes the electoral politics make it a difficult prospect at best.“I feel that an outright ban would have a difficult time passing the [Republican run] House of Representatives, so that would keep it from becoming law,” Grassley said. “But when you have five, six, maybe even...
  • Hillary Clinton has more tests, 'is much better'

    02/04/2013 12:55:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/13 | ap
    (AP) Hillary Clinton has more tests, 'is much better' NEW YORK Her husband says former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has undergone more medical tests but is "doing much better." Former President Bill Clinton made the remarks Monday to New York Congressman Peter King. The two spoke in front of a journalist outside the funeral of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (kahch). Bill Clinton said his wife had five hours of tests on Sunday and was told to "take it easy for another month." He said if her progress continues, "she'll be completely recovered."