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  • Here’s a $300 billion way to offset some of the sequester’s defense cuts

    02/26/2013 11:03:14 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    A.E.I. ^ | 2.26 | James Pethokoukis
    The current US tax code subsidizes more expensive homes at the expense of more business investment —in the process offering the biggest tax benefits to the wealthiest taxpayers. It’s costly policy in more ways than one. The tax break may actually impede middle-class homeownership by driving up prices. And the inefficient use of capital hurts economic growth. The housing tax benefit comes in two forms. First, it spares homeowners from any tax on imputed rent. If the income tax was neutral it would treat exactly the same both these situations: a) buying a house and renting it out and b)...
  • Boy Scouts of America Values and Membership Standards Review

    02/26/2013 10:59:53 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 15 replies
    Boy Scouts of America - National Office ^ | 2/26/2013 | Boy Scouts of America - National Office
    The Boy Scouts of America is committed to dialogue on its membership standards within the Scouting family at the local and national levels. To continue and expand this important discussion, the National Executive Board has authorized its committees, representative of Scouting’s members, to further engage representatives of Scouting’s membership and listen to their perspectives and concerns. The committees will review a number of issues and how they will impact the BSA, including youth, chartered organizations, parents, and financial, fundraising, and legal concerns. The goals of the committee’s work will be to: 1. Provide a channel where every voice can be...
  • Why millions more Mexicans won’t be coming to America

    02/26/2013 10:54:02 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 22 replies
    AEI ^ | 2.26 | James Pethokoukis
    Gallup finds that only 11% of Mexicans said they would emigrate to America if given the chance. That’s down from 21% in 2007. Keying off those findings, Walter Russell Mead nicely sums up the case for being skeptical that immigration reform will mean millions more low-income workers heading to the US: Fears that America will be overrun by a mass of poor workers from Latin America are looking more and more like yesterday’s news. Birthrates in Mexico are falling, and the economic situation continues to improve. At 5 percent, Mexico’s unemployment rate is nearly three points below ours. In 2012,...
  • Berlin Wall to be torn down for luxury flats (East Side Gallery)

    02/26/2013 10:51:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Feb 13 12:26 CET
    Berliners are outraged at plans to demolish part of the world-famous East Side Gallery, the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, to make way for luxury apartments and a pedestrian bridge across the River Spree. Rumors this week that a segment of the Wall would be torn down to make way for a block of flats were confirmed by Franz Schulz, mayor of the city's eastern district of Friedrichshain, daily Die Welt wrote on Tuesday. Meanwhile, several petitions circulating online demanding an end to the project have collected thousands of signatures. … The East Side Gallery, a 1.3-kilometer stretch...
  • Seconds from disaster... Moment tourists took to sky in Egypt hot air balloon before explosion

    02/26/2013 10:46:49 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:55 EST, 26 February 2013 | By Martin Robinson, Jill Reilly, Anna Edwards and Christian Gysin
    Wednesday, Feb 27 2013 6AM  53°F 9AM 50°F 5-Day Forecast Seconds from disaster... Moment tourists took to sky in Egypt hot air balloon before explosion sent them plunging to earth, killing 19: First pictures of Brits on board fateful tour Incident was outside Luxor, close to the famous Valley of the KingsWitnesses heard an explosion, saw smoke and then it fell from the skyBritish artist Joe Bampton, his girlfriend Suzanna Gyetvai died in tragedyHospital receptionist Yvonne Rennie, from Scotland, also killed in blazeCasualties: British, French, Japanese and Chinese nationalsWitness: 'People were jumping from the height of a seven-storey building'The...
  • Republicans Supporting Gay Marriage Write Supreme Court Amicus Brief

    02/26/2013 10:32:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 26, 2013 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Republicans Supporting Gay Marriage Write Supreme Court Amicus Brief BY SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Feb. 26, 2013 The issue of same sex marriage is dividing the Republican Party as a group of more than 80 prominent members of the GOP ranging from Dick Cheney's daughter to four former governors have signed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court advocating for the legalization of gay marriage. One of the signers confirmed for ABC News the existence of the brief signed by the Republicans and said it would be submitted to the United States Supreme Court this week. The deadline to submit briefs is...
  • Grave of Abraham Lincoln's Chiropodist Is Found in Highgate Cemetery

    02/26/2013 10:29:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Camden New Journal ^ | 26 February 2013
    RESEARCHERS at Highgate Cemetery said this afternoon (Tuesday) that they had uncovered the grave of Abraham Lincoln's chiropodist. They say the discovery was made as they prepared a new map for visitors, which will now point the way not just to the last resting places of Karl Marx and Jeremy Beadle – but also to the grave Dr Issachar Zacharie, Lincoln's favourite foot-soothing helper. He died in 1900. Dr Ian Dungavell, Chief Executive of Highgate Cemetery, said: "Zacharie’s connection with Lincoln is fascinating, and especially topical just now. We’re always keen to celebrate the exceptional achievements of people buried here...
  • Hikind apologizes for wearing blackface at Purim party - says offending anyone 'was not the...'

    02/26/2013 10:12:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2013 | DAVID K. LI, LORENA MONGELLI, CARL CAMPANILE and DAVID SEIFMAN
    Hikind apologizes for wearing blackface at Purim party - says offending anyone 'was not the intention' Assemblyman Dov Hikind apologized this afternoon for donning blackface at his blowout Purim party, after spending all morning defending his outrageous getup. The joyous Jewish celebration of Purim can often involve Halloween-type costumes and Hikind didn’t spare any detail in his curious retro look. He wore brown face paint, sunglasses, an Afro wig and an orange jersey, in his bid to look like a 70s hoops star. “To anyone who was offended, I’m sorry,” Hikind said. “That was not the intention.” The powerful Brooklyn...
  • Rep. Ellison Calls Hannity 'Worst Excuse For a Journalist I've Ever Seen'

    02/26/2013 9:58:45 PM PST · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) had an amazingly heated discussion with Fox News's Sean Hannity Tuesday evening. At the beginning of the six-minute slugfest, Ellison called his host "the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen" leading to a truly ugly encounter that culminated in Hannity ending the interview by saying to his guest, "You are a total waste of time"
  • REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies

    02/26/2013 9:51:27 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-26-2013 | Robert Reich
    REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies Robert Reich, ContributorFebruary 26, 2013, 7:20 PMPete Souza (Official White House Photograph) The White House apparently believes the best way to strengthen its hand in the upcoming “sequester” showdown with Republicans is to tell Americans how awful the spending cuts will be, and blame Republicans for them. It won’t work. These tactical messages are getting in the way of the larger truth, which the President must hammer home: The Republicans’ austerity economics and trickle-down economics are dangerous, bald-faced lies. Yes, the pending spending cuts will hurt. But even if some Americans...
  • Complaint filed in case of 6-year-old transgender girl

    02/26/2013 9:45:41 PM PST · by Washi · 111 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | February 26, 2013 | Carol McGraw
    Six-year-old Coy Mathis explains her predicament in the simplest of terms: “I want to go to school. We play games at recess,” the first grader said Tuesday. But the transgender girl is being home schooled this semester because she has been denied access to the girls’ bathroom at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, her parents say. New York-based Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund attorneys said they filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division on behalf of her parents Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, saying Coy has been discriminated against. Forcing Coy to use a...
  • Prosecution: Cannibal Cop and co-conspirators' menu included his wife, college friends and former...

    02/26/2013 9:39:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | ROBERT GEARTY AND DAREH GREGORIAN
    Prosecution: Cannibal Cop and co-conspirators' menu included his wife, college friends and former Queens high school student One college friend, Kimberly Sauer, said she met up with Gilberto Valle, his wife and daughter last year for brunch, but Valle messaged "Moody Blues," an online chat buddy who allegedly claimed to have eaten a 5-year-old, that he could barely contain himself during their meal. He wanted to have his friends for dinner — and use one of their heads for a centerpiece. Accused “Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle eyed longtime friends as prey, sharing their personal information, photos and even video with...
  • First lady of publicity? Outcry over Michelle Obama´s FIVE television appearances in past two

    02/26/2013 9:26:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/13 | Beth Stebner
    The first lady has come under criticism for her recent media blitz, with some lambasting her for her unprecedented number of appearances on entertainment and programs. Michelle Obama has certainly made the rounds in the past week, from promoting an anti-obesity campaign with late night host Jimmy Fallon to her surprise Oscars appearance announcing the Best Picture winner. Critics complain that Mrs Obama is overstepping her reach and risks losing favor with the public for being overexposed.
  • Democrats complain about presence of debt clock on Capitol Hill

    02/26/2013 9:26:37 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2/26/13 | Alex Pappas
    Some members of Congress apparently don’t like to be reminded about how much debt the country continues to rack up. During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday on the budget, two Democrats complained after House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling instructed that two monitors in the hearing room display a real-time running national debt clock. California Rep. Maxine Waters and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison both issued complaints about the displays, according to video of the hearing. “Clearly it is a political prop designed to message ideologically,” Ellison said. Waters asked that the debt clock not be on display...
  • "The Joy of Persecution" (Sermon on Luke 6:20-36)

    02/26/2013 9:24:29 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 27, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Joy of Persecution” (Luke 6:20-36)Two weeks ago, on Ash Wednesday, we started this series on “A Little Lenten Lukan Joy.” And you may have thought that the theme that night, “The Joy of Repentance,” was a little strange. What does joy have to do with repentance? Well, if you thought that was strange, then tonight’s message will strike you as very strange. It’s called “The Joy of Persecution.” “‘The Joy of Persecution’? What joy can there be in being persecuted?” Well, don’t blame me for that idea. I didn’t come up it. It’s Jesus’ idea. He’s the one who...
  • Daily finance & investment thread --- edition for 2-27-13

    02/26/2013 9:15:54 PM PST · by dennisw · 30 replies
    2-27-13
    Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news A number of people have talked about such a thread. Lets see how it goes. This is where you can impart some investment wisdom to your fellow freepers. You can vent about the big one that got away. You can chime in how Obama is out to wreck American capitalism. If you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please do Post your favorite economic site links. Your favorite precious metals blogs and sites Apmex.com is a solid...
  • Oakland Neighbors Policing Their Own Streets As They Lose Faith In Cops

    02/26/2013 9:10:45 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 25 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 2-26-13 | Staff
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – Oakland’s crime problems have gotten so bad that some people aren’t even bothering to call the cops anymore; instead, they’re trying to solve and prevent crimes themselves. KPIX 5 cameras caught up with a half dozen neighbors in East Oakland’s Arcadia Park neighborhood Monday as they walked the streets on the lookout for crime. The vigilance has never seemed more necessary than now; 25 homes in the neighborhood have been burglarized over the last two months alone. In a neighborhood that has started to feel like the wild west, people have even started posting “wanted” signs.
  • J.P. Morgan Pulls Belt Tight- Biggest U.S. Bank by Assets Plans to Cut 17,000 Jobs as Trend

    02/26/2013 9:01:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/26/13 | DAN FITZPATRICK
    J.P. Morgan Chase JPM -0.21% & Co. stepped up the pace of bank cost cutting, setting plans to eliminate 17,000 jobs by the end of next year and reduce expenses by at least $1 billion annually. The move announced Tuesday by the New York company, the nation's most profitable bank in 2012 and the biggest U.S. lender by assets, will reduce its staff by 6.5% in one of the most aggressive reductions to date amid widespread financial-industry cutbacks.
  • Hickenlooper Will Support Bill Limiting Gun Magazine Rounds (CO)

    02/26/2013 8:49:22 PM PST · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    kcnc ^ | February 26, 2013 7:13 PM
    DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says he will support Rep. Rhonda Fields’ bill limiting rounds in gun magazines. The governor spoke with CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd about the gun control issue on Tuesday. Some felt the governor had been going back and forth on this issue. He admitted to Boyd it’s been a hard decision and he has waffled, but now he says if the legislature passes the bill he will sign it — even if it means losing 200 jobs. Hickenlooper says he does not think the magazine manufacturer Magpul is bluffing when it says it will...
  • Beer drinkers sue Anheuser-Busch InBev for watering down their beer

    02/26/2013 8:38:54 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 47 replies
    BBC Online ^ | 2/26/13 | BBC
    Beer drinkers in the US have filed a $5m lawsuit accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its beer. The lawsuits, filed in Pennsylvania, California and other states, claim consumers have been cheated out of the alcohol content stated on beer labels. The suit involves 10 Anheuser-Busch beers including Budweiser and Michelob. Anheuser-Busch InBev have called the claims "completely false", and said in a statement "our beers are in full compliance with labelling laws". The lawsuits are based on information from former employees at breweries owned by the multinational. "Our information comes from former employees at Anheuser-Busch, who have informed us that,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-27-13

    02/26/2013 8:25:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-27-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 27, 2013   Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent   Reading 1 Jer 18:18-20 The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said,“Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah.It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests,nor of counsel from the wise, nor of messages from the prophets.And so, let us destroy him by his own tongue;let us carefully note his every word.” Heed me, O LORD,and listen to what my adversaries say.Must good be repaid with evilthat they should dig a pit to take my life?Remember that I stood before youto speak...
  • 2 officers, 1 suspect shot dead in Santa Cruz

    02/26/2013 8:16:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | By J.M. Brown, Stephen Baxter. Jessica Pasko
    SANTA CRUZ -- Two Santa Cruz police officers and one suspect are dead after a shootout in Santa Cruz Tuesday afternoon, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak said. Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel said, "Our department is in mourning. This is a horrific day. We lost two exceptionally fine officers today." Santa Cruz has never lost an officer in the line of duty. "It's a horrible, horrible day for the Santa Cruz Police Department and the community of Santa Cruz," Vogel said. "We need to figure out a way to bring out department together as we work through this,"...
  • In the Beginning, God Created the Submariner

    02/26/2013 8:14:35 PM PST · by SubMareener · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Aug 1, 2011 | Stephen Hallquist
    Received from a fellow submariner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Eo6INrPW4
  • Sequestration affects the White House

    02/26/2013 8:11:03 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 2 replies
    Future News Now | 2-26-13 | Retired Texas Vet
    FNN Exclusive: The President, aka His Arrogance, has announced that sequestration will affect the Executive Branch, including the White House. Although His Arrogance is exempt from sequestration, Slow Joe is not. Although Slow Joe is a valued member of the White House team, Slow Joe (aka bucket of warm spit) is going to be laid off. Slow Joe said that he was disappointed, but like John Kerry-Heinz, his wife has a job and can take care of him. With all the free time, he is going to work on his hobby of being a circus clown. With his past experience...
  • CAN YOU GET THE SUPERVISORS IN YOUR COUNTRY TO SUPPORT THE SECOND AMENDMENT?

    02/26/2013 7:47:54 PM PST · by helpfulresearcher · 12 replies
    There is a groundswell of support for the Second Amendment across America, yet the media has given it almost no coverage. In California the Board of Supervisors in El Dorado county and in Siskiyou county passed resolutions in defense of the Second Amendment. Even the local papers in Siskyou and El Dorado counties refused to carry the story when their own Boards of Supervisors passed these resolutions. The media is spiking the story. Perhaps they hope they can stop the groundswell of support for the Second Amendment by censorship.
  • The Axis of Idiots

    02/26/2013 7:46:37 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 6 replies
    The Right Handed Cowboy ^ | 02/26/13 | Brady Parker
    Seldom do I ever use anything in my post that originates from an e-mail, and I do mean its is rare. However I came across an e-mail I had previously read.This particular e-mail has around in cypher-space since 2006 and the essay has found its way back to my inbox once again. The e-mail essay was written by a squared away Retired Marine, Sgt Major J. D. Pendry.Snopes indicates that the essay was properly attributed to, and the content is authentic. After much consideration I decided to post the essay. In view of the upcoming sequestration, I felt the essay...
  • Napolitano: These sequester cuts will make it tougher to secure the border and fight terrorism

    02/26/2013 7:38:44 PM PST · by chessplayer · 64 replies
    And there it is: The ultimate panic-inducing cherry on top of the sequester-scaremongering sundae. Apart from the devastating, eviscerating, meat-cleaving threats of flight delays, park closures, and whooping cough, the existential threat that is the dreaded sequesteration is going to make it much more difficult for the Department of Homeland Security to perform one of its primary functions: Thwarting terrorism. Via WaPo: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Monday that her agency would be forced to furlough 5,000 border control agents under mandatory spending cuts, likely allowing more illegal immigrants into the country and potentially compromising national security. Napolitano said...
  • Progressive Group Mounts Racist Attack Against Mitch McConnell’s Wife

    02/26/2013 7:28:56 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 26, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
    Liberals may often accuse conservatives of being racist for making particular criticisms of Obama, but at least one liberal group appears to be more than willing to delve into actual racism when it comes to opposing a prominent Republican. The hitch? They’re not attacking the politician himself in this case. They’re attacking his wife. The politician in question is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who happens to be married to former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. Chao, who is ethnically Chinese, but was born in Thaiwan, has been a fairly quiet figure relative to McConnell and hasn’t been known...
  • Black Chamber Of Commerce President: Obama Doesn't Feel Our Pain, He Issues It (video)

    02/26/2013 7:26:50 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 26, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    HANNITY: When you look at demographics, probably we spend too much time breaking things down demographically, we're all Americans, but, you look at the African-American community voted for him 95 plus percent, huge numbers. When you look and breakdown demographics, it's the young people in this country that voted for him in a majority of numbers. African-Americans, minorities, [seem] to be hurt the most by his policies. Why then would they vote for him? ALFORD: And they even know it. Ben Jealous of the NAACP admitted it on Meet the Press. We all know this misery, but it's something like,...
  • Sequester Slashes Spending by Nearly a Third, Warns Panicky Ed Schultz

    02/26/2013 7:26:13 PM PST · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    Fresh on the heels of his delusional claim that a tax hike isn't actually a tax hike, Schultz on his radio show yesterday insisted that sequestration due to start March 1 will gut federal spending by "damn near a third" when in fact the impact is around ... 2 percent.
  • Catholic Diocese of Phoenix opposes so-called 'Bathroom Bill'

    02/26/2013 7:19:48 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 8 replies
    ABC15.com ^ | 2/25/13 | Stephanie Hockridge
    PHOENIX - A bill in front of the city council would change the non-discrimination law in Phoenix, protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender people. Essentially, the proposal prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations, such as restaurants and hotels. But, opponents have dubbed it, the "Bathroom Bill", because, if approved, a man could follow a woman into the bathroom by claiming to be transgender. Supporters say they despise the nickname, claiming it's a fear-mongering lie created by critics of the bill. “They can swing this, that's why they do this because they know if they can get people to...
  • Compulsive liar jailed after 11 false rape claims in decade

    02/26/2013 7:16:29 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 52 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Feb. 26, 2013 | Andrew Hough
    A compulsive liar made almost a dozen false claims that she was raped in nearly a decade after making her first complaint at the age of 13, a court has heard. Elizabeth Jones, 22, admitted she lied about the latest rape allegation because she “did not like” the man she accused of attacking her, Southampton Crown Court was told. Her latest victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested and questioned for nine hours before being released without charge. After a judge jailed her for 16 months, it emerged today that she made her first complaint in 2004...
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  • CPAC source: Christie wasn’t invited this year because he has a “limited future” in the GOP...

    02/26/2013 7:12:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 26, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Hard to argue with that assessment today of all days, but … Mitt Romney’s also been invited this year. The future doesn’t get any more limited than that. Also, since when is one’s prospects in the GOP a litmus test for whether you’re CPAC-worthy or not? Every time someone objects to GOPround’s exclusion, the rejoinder inevitably comes that it’s the “Conservative Political Action Conference,” not the “Republican Political Action Conference.” Okay, in that case, who cares about Christie’s future in the GOP? Either his ideas are conservative enough or they aren’t. Verdict: They aren’t. Or rather, one isn’t. New Jersey...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Goes Crazy

    02/26/2013 7:05:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | February 25, 2013 | Frank Camp
    Hunger is a force to be reckoned with; it is a motion that cannot be stopped unless it is quenched. But once hunger is sated, it comes again, often more urgently than before. This applies to hunger, in the typical sense, but also the hunger for life, money, faith and power. Once a taste is in your mouth, more is needed to fulfill you the following round. Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has such a hunger. He has a complex need for power that doesn’t ever seem to be sated. This power hunger has reared it’s ugly head...
  • Seeking 'Balance' on Capitol Hill: Larry Summers (video)

    02/26/2013 7:00:31 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2.26 | Larry Summers
    Larry Summers, Harvard University professor, weighs in on the economic implications of sequestration, and provides his thoughts on President Obama's game plan to find compromise in Congress.
  • America's New Security Team: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

    02/26/2013 6:59:46 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 2 replies
    nextgeneration.tv ^ | February 26, 2013 | nextgeneration.tv
    LTC West interviews General Boykin on national defense issues.
  • Are You a "Carbon Chauvinist"?

    02/26/2013 6:57:01 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 10 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 2-23-2013 | PapaGiorgio200
    Atheist professor and philosopher, Alex Rosenberg, says if you believe in Intelligent Design you are a chauvinist. (Posted by: Religio-Political Talk. This is one of the most incredible statements I have heard in my life. While it is trivial to many, it shows the depth of how progressive ideology in education has corrupted even the sciences with its radical multiculturalism and politically-correct thinking. Here again is Professor David Clemens explains how this thinking has crept into all corners of education, here he talks about some of the cases that the above video adds to: http://tinyurl.com/caej2oz The entire debate between Professor...
  • River Blindness Revealed in Urine

    02/26/2013 6:56:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 26 February 2013 | Kai Kupferschmidt
    Enlarge Image Blind spot. The parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus (inset) can move to the eyes and cause blindness as in these two patients in Guinea-Bissau. Onchocerciasis is considered a neglected tropical disease. Credit: Harry Anenden/WHO; (inset) CDC A small parasitic worm is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. But now researchers have discovered a molecule in the urine of African patients that could help diagnose those infected with the parasite and help eliminate the devastating disease known as river blindness. The illness, scientifically known as onchocerciasis, is caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. Black...
  • Bernanke: “I think we have belts, suspenders — two pairs of suspenders”

    02/26/2013 6:55:17 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/26/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in the US Senate today and here is an excerpt of his testimony and Q&A. SHELBY: Mr. Chairman… The portfolio or the balance sheet of the Fed, you said it’s $3 trillion, more or less… BERNANKE: I didn’t say, but yes, that’s about right? SHELBY: Is that about right? BERNANKE: Yes, sir. SHELBY: But you said it then, didn’t you? It’s about $3 trillion. BERNANKE: Yes, sir. SHELBY: Is — you studied the Fed a long time before you ever came to the Fed. Has there ever been that type of balance sheet close...
  • “…if that’s what you believe, then all of this talk of revolution suddenly doesn’t seem so crazy,

    02/26/2013 6:53:41 PM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    bob-owens.com ^ | 26 February, 2013 | Bob Owens
    For some reason, I just don’t get juiced by the idea of listening to an hour long podcast from an economist, but I’m glad that Ed Driscoll did. He transcribed the part where Glenn Reynolds, law professor at the University of Tennessee and blogger of Instapundit fame, dropped the boom on the socialist supporters of Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman, who advocates giving up on the constitution. REYNOLDS: Here’s the problem with public officials — because that’s really [Seidman’s] audience — deciding to ignore the Constitution: If you’re the president, if you’re a member of Congress, if you are...
  • Bong Shop Sells Bath Salts to Dad's Son ... Watertown Father Smashes Up Shop, Pleads Guilty

    02/26/2013 6:53:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | John O'Brien
    Watertown father admits guilt for smashing up head shop Watertown, NY -- A Watertown man has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge for smashing up a head shop after his adult son overdosed on bath salts from the store. Dan Avery, 49, pleaded guilty Friday in Jefferson County Court to a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay $638 in restitution for the damage he did to Tebb's Headshop in Watertown. Avery was charged in July with a felony count of third-degree criminal mischief and criminal possession of a...
  • Gnocchi of a Different Color

    02/26/2013 6:47:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 21, 2013 | MARK BITTMAN
    Variations on potato pasta, but all still ‘light as a cloud.’A phrase often used (overused, really) to describe well-made gnocchi is "light as a cloud." It’s not an especially instructive description for a piece of real food, and for cooks hoping to try their hands at gnocchi for the first time, it can be downright daunting. It’s true that gnocchi requires a bit of technique, but achieving that cloudlike texture — "light" is perhaps a simpler, less intimidating word — isn’t actually that difficult. It’s all in the dough. There are just a few keys to remember: 1) Use starchy...
  • Stock Car Racing's Short Term Memory Problem

    02/26/2013 6:46:03 PM PST · by Sax · 31 replies
    Anon ^ | 2/26/13 | Anon
    Big difference between the care and respect on Saturday, vs. Sunday.
  • Millionaire ID thief gets four years for paying waiters to skim AmEx cards from wealthy customers

    02/26/2013 6:45:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2/26/2013 | LAURA ITALIANO
    A crafty, millionaire identity thief will spend at least four and a half years in prison after admitting today that he paid waiters at some of Manhattan's fanciest restaurants to skim the AmEx cards of wealthy customers. Between 2010 and 2011, some 265 diners had their Black and Platinum AmEx card information stolen by waiters at Smith & Wollenski, Capital Grille, Wolfgang's Steakhouse and JoJo, all thanks to Luis Damian Jacas, who pleaded guilty on the brink of opening statements in his now-scuttled enterprise corruption trial at Manhattan Supreme Court. Jacas, 42, of Manhattan, paid waiters $500 per Black card,...
  • Help crash the offices of Graham and McCain

    02/26/2013 6:42:38 PM PST · by Baynative · 11 replies
    Today I heard the news that Lindsey Graham and John McCain had a private meeting with Barack Obama on immigration policy. I think everyone with a pulse knows that Obama sees this issue as a democrat voter registration drive. I'm asking your help! (see below)
  • WashPo’s Sally Quinn Admits Michelle Obama’s Oscar Appearance Was Propaganda

    02/26/2013 6:41:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 5 replies
    The liberal media’s love affair with the Obamas appears to have reached a new climax following the first lady's appearance via satellite on the Academy Awards on February 24. Speaking on the O’Reilly Factor on February 25, the Washington Post’s Sally Quinn admitted that Michelle Obama’s Oscar appearance was, in Bill O’Reilly’s words, “Hollywood Left boosterism,” but gushed that it was a “brilliant idea.”
  • Rams Rookie Running Back Terrance Ganaway Spends Offseason Making Sandwiches at Texas Chain

    02/26/2013 6:41:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | SEAN BRENNAN
    Ganaway, who was drafted by the Jets but was cut after rookie minicamp, jokingly tweeted that he was bored with his offseason and was looking for something to fill all those empty hours until Rams OTAs and training camp commence.You want fries with that? While most NFL players use the offseason for rest, relaxation and maybe some traveling, St. Louis Rams running back Terrance Ganaway has decided to spend his time away from the gridiron in a most unusual way — earning $7.50 an hour making sandwiches at Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches in Waco, Texas. Ganaway jokingly tweeted that he...
  • Magpul Industries Corp. Facebook Announcement

    02/26/2013 6:39:44 PM PST · by kitchen · 66 replies
    We are proud to announce that within a matter of days we will be going live with a new program. Due to a bill currently moving through the Colorado legislature, there is the possibility that Colorado residents' ability to purchase standard capacity magazines will soon be infringed. Before that happens, and Magpul is forced to leave the state in order to keep to our principles, we will be doing our... best to get standard capacity PMAGs into the hands of any Colorado resident that wants them. Verified Colorado residents will be able to purchase up to ten (10) standard capacity...
  • Paul: Republican Party in Need of Facelift

    02/26/2013 6:34:06 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 67 replies
    WKU Public Radio ^ | January 27, 2013 | Kevin Willis
    Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator says the Republican Party must broaden its appeal to voters by toning down some of its rhetoric on social issues. Rand Paul also thinks the GOP too often presents itself as a party "eager to go to war." Paul, a first-term Senator from Bowling Green and rumored 2016 Presidential candidate, spoke to more than 500 Cincinnati-area Republicans over the weekend. Paul said if Republicans hope to rebound from recent electoral disappointments, the GOP must find new ways to reach out to voters who disagree with the party on hot-topic issues such as abortion and gay marriage....