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  • The Inflation Predictions Were Just Wrong, And Now They're Hurting People

    06/22/2013 1:25:44 AM PDT · by blam · 153 replies
    TBI - Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 6-22-2013 | Cullen Roche, Pragmatic Capitalism
    The Inflation Predictions Were Just Wrong, And Now They're Hurting People Cullen Roche, Pragmatic Capitalism June 21, 2013, 4:21 AM Remember back when QE started and we saw charts of high powered money going vertical all over the place and everyone who didn’t understand modern banking said that the reserves would flood out into the economy causing high inflation or even hyperinflation? And do you also remember how most of those same people also said that the only way you’d be able to protect yourself from this hyperinflation was by owning hard assets like gold or silver? Well, the inflation...
  • Chicago Teachers Union Blame Everyone but Themselves for Failure

    06/22/2013 12:40:50 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 5 replies ^ | June 21, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Education is a vital component of American society, yet is has become a battlefield filled with poor results, propaganda, and children failed by those entrusted to teach them. While there are many, many excellent teachers throughout the country, there are hordes of lazy, incompetent, and progressive ideologically driven teachers who drag our education system down the drain. The refuge for these vermin are teachers unions, whose sole aim is not to make sure our children are being properly educated but rather to feather their own nest whilst indoctrinating their captive audience into their twisted world view. The most classic example...
  • An Uncontrollable Ego

    06/22/2013 12:05:40 AM PDT · by No One Special · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2013 | James Lewis
    [...] The Left has pushed against the Constitution beginning with the Wilson administration and World War I. What's different about Obama is his Leninist grandiosity, combined with amazing oppositional-defiant disorder. In street language that means his f-u attitude.... The week after Obama's first inauguration, commuters in New York City were shocked when Air Force One buzzed the Statue of Liberty. When the White House was queried nobody took responsibility. But only the President of the United States can override standing orders and FAA safety rules in that symbolic act of giving the middle finger to the whole country, within sight...
  • Man Appears Drunk on Bike in Austin, Crashes into Truck Trailer

    06/21/2013 11:32:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KAAL TV ^ | 06/12/2013
    It was a lose-lose situation for an Austin man. He ran his bicycle into the side of a trailer on an Austin street, and he faces charges for it. It happened at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of East Oakland Avenue. Police say the 40-year-old man failed to stop at a stop sign, and ran his bike into the side of a trailer being pulled by an Austin Utilities truck. The bicyclist was knocked to the street on impact, and suffered bumps and abrasions. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. Investigators also say the...
  • Suspected Scrapper Dies From Electrocution

    06/21/2013 11:17:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Olmsted County Sheriff’s department is investigating after deputies found a man dead near an abandoned farm. Deputies were called just after 8 o’clock Tuesday night to an abandoned residence off of 40th Ave. and Viola Road NE. Upon arrival they located the body of an adult male near a power pole. The sheriff’s department says after early investigations they believe the male was cutting and scrapping wire from the farm and that he cut into a live electrical wire. Although the exact cause of death is under investigation they it’s suspected that the male suffered an electrocution. A vehicle...
  • Russia's Birth Rate Up 30% Since 2007

    06/21/2013 10:31:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 20 June 2013
    The birth rate in Russia grew 30 percent since 2007, the Minister of Labor and Social Protection Maxim Topilin said on Wednesday. In his interview with the Ekho Moskvy radio station, the minister attributed the trend in part to the introduction of the so-called "maternity capital" on January 1, 2007. "During this period, the birth rate increased by 30 percent," Topilin said without giving the exact figures. Growth was attributed "to the introduction of the maternity capital, among other things." In a bid to encourage families to have more than one child, all women who gave birth to their second...
  • Amanda Knox Spotted With Ex-Boyfriend in NYC

    06/21/2013 10:31:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | June 20, 2013 | Caroline Lee
    Amanda Knox was seen meeting her ex-boyfriend Raffaelle Sollecito in New York on Tuesday. Knox's mother followed behind the former couple in their rendezvous, but there was no sign of the boyfriend Knox reportedly lives with in Seattle. The meeting came just after they were ordered to return to Italy for a retrial over the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The judges in Italy's top court is looking to rule out the possibility that Kercher died during a sex game that went wrong. The two were seen hugging, and Sollecito put his arm around her, sparking rumors that the...
  • End of an Era: FedEx Becomes Last Major Carrier to Retire Boeing 727

    06/21/2013 10:26:17 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 36 replies
    FedEx Newsroom ^ | June 21, 2013 | none
    MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 21, 2013 — For 35 years, Boeing 727 aircraft were a reliable workhorse for the world’s largest express transportation company. Today, the venerable 727 narrow-body freighter closes an enduring chapter in aviation history as FedEx becomes the last major carrier to retire the aircraft from service. The retirement is part of the company’s aircraft modernization strategy.
  • Spain uncovers al Qaeda network for Syrian jihadists

    06/21/2013 10:19:23 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | June 21, 2013 | By Lisa Lundquist
    In raids conducted earlier today, Spanish authorities arrested eight suspected members of an al Qaeda network who are allegedly involved in training, funding, and facilitating travel for jihadist fighters to Syria. The network is based in the Spanish territory of Ceuta and in the city of Fnideq in neighboring Morocco. Authorities have not yet disclosed the names or nationalities of those arrested, who are all Spanish citizens, the BBC reported. The network has apparently funneled "dozens" of fighters to Syria, where some have taken part in suicide attacks and others have joined training camps. The network recruited fighters from various...
  • Mandela's ambulance broke down, stranding him for 40 minutes

    06/21/2013 10:17:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 22, 2013 | Debora Patta
    (CBS News) PRETORIA, South Africa -- One of Nelson Mandela's grandsons said Friday he expects Mandela to be discharged from the hospital soon. And the man who succeeded Mandela as president, Thabo Mbeki, said in a radio interview that Mandela's health is improving. Mandela, 94, has been in the hospital for two weeks, fighting a lung infection. However, what CBS News is hearing is completely at odds with statements from Mbeki. Sources tell us that Mandela's liver and kidneys are functioning at 50 percent, and he had a procedure to repair a bleeding ulcer and another one to insert a...
  • County wants to be 51st state

    06/21/2013 10:04:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 6/21/13 | Jack Minor
    GREELEY, Colo. – A county in Colorado that was immortalized in the novel and 1978 miniseries “Centennial” once again could achieve fame as it finds itself in a unique position among America’s counties – considering a bid to become the 51st state. Weld County is one of the nation’s largest counties, and at nearly 3,000 square miles it is larger than the combined land areas of Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The county was also immortalized in James Michener’s “Centennial,” a novel about a fictitious town whose history mirrored the history of the state. County officials have...
  • Driver Sues Cops After Being Arrested for Insulting Language On Ticket Payment Form

    06/21/2013 10:04:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 6/19/13 | Ronnie Schreiber
    <p>Remember these names: Detective Steven D’Agata and Officer Melvin Gorr of the Liberty, New York police department, as well as Town of Liberty Justice Brian P. Rourke and Assistant DA Joe Drillings. I want you to remember their names because regardless of the outcome of Barboza v. D’Agata & Gorr in United States District Court, those men all deserve to be roundly mocked. Frankly, they deserve to be fired and in the case of Rourke and Drillings, disbarred and then prosecuted for violating their oaths to act constitutionally. I’d call for some tarring and feathering as well, but at a time when those in government mostly use the levers of that government to help those they like and harm those they don’t, at a time of concern over partiality at the IRS and snooping at the NSA, one doesn’t want to be perceived as threatening those on the other side of the thin grey line. You might find yourself prosecuted for criticizing our public servants, just like Willian Barboza.</p>
  • Yurts: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

    06/21/2013 9:56:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    MNN ^ | Mon, Jun 17 2013
    Here's your 101 guide on the structure that helped Genghis Khan conquer Eurasia — from how they're made to where you can stay in one or where you can buy one.A yurt is a round cylindrical dwelling capped with a conic roof that's been in use for at least the past few thousand years. Originating in Central Asia (Genghis Khan and his horde used them), the yurt was valued by its native progenitors for its portability, durability and structural soundness. Yurts are easy to put up and take down (requiring just a couple hours of work) and could be transported...
  • New wave of foreigners in Syrian fight

    06/21/2013 9:55:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2013 | By Griff Witte
    CAIRO — He was young and bright, with an education from Egypt’s premier school of Islamic studies and lucrative job offers in the Gulf. But Bilal Farag chose a different path, friends say, one that led him to die on a distant Syrian battlefield while fighting Shiite Muslims he regarded as infidels. “Everybody has their own goal in life,” said a close friend, Hosam Ali. “Bilal’s was to be a martyr.” Waves of Egyptians are now preparing to follow, fired by the virulently sectarian rhetoric of Sunni preachers and encouraged by the newly permissive policies of Egypt’s Islamist government. In...
  • Science for brainwashed progressives

    06/21/2013 9:50:25 PM PDT · by ridin dirty · 6 replies
    Tax Foundation ^ | 2012 | William McBride
    The following is from the Tax Foundation and represents the bulk of peer reviewed economics research on the deleterious effect of high taxes or increased taxes on economic growth. The anti-science voodoo liberal/progressive/Marxist/socialist crowd hate it when you drop empirical research in their laps.
  • Syrian rebels report new shipments of heavy weapons, credit U.S. influence

    06/21/2013 9:45:56 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2013 | By Loveday Morris
    BEIRUT — Syrian rebels said Friday that newly arrived shipments of heavy weaponry could swing the momentum on the battlefield in their favor, after a shift in U.S. policy opened the door for others to send them arms. Weapons from the United States have not materialized since the White House announced last week it had authorized direct military support for the opposition, but the U.S. decision appears to have prompted other nations to increase assistance, with new deliveries including highly prized antitank and antiaircraft weaponry, according to Khalid Saleh, a spokesman for the main Syrian Opposition Coalition. Saleh declined to...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings, 06-22-13, OM,Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More, St. Paulinus/Nola

    06/21/2013 9:41:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies ^ | 06-22-13 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2013 Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 2 Cor 12:1-10 Brothers and sisters:I must boast; not that it is profitable,but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.I know a man in Christ who, fourteen years ago(whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows),was caught up to the third heaven.And I know that this man(whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows)was caught up into Paradise and heard ineffable things,which no one may utter.About this...
  • Breaking News! Major Louisiana Democrat Senator Becomes Frederick Douglass Republican

    06/21/2013 9:35:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    News Ninja ^ | May 31, 2013
    WOW, what huge news this is! Senator Elbert L. Guillory, who represents Louisiana Senate District 24, made an announcement today that will certainly rock the State of Louisiana for weeks to come. In the face of what happened a couple of days ago with Karen Carter Peterson speaking about how those who oppose Obamacare are racist, today’s breaking news was a breath of fresh air from a common sensed individual. Guillory showed up to the @Large Conference this weekend and gave a speech. With each passing day, I have become disappointed in the Democratic Party. What would be the impact...
  • Rubio Can’t Cut It

    06/21/2013 9:25:06 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies ^ | 6-18-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Marco Rubio is likable. That likability is his chief asset. Even as he champions a wildly unpopular bill among his own base, his numbers remain high. It’s not just magic. Rubio is everywhere. If you tune in to Univision, you can hear him promising legalization. If you watch FOX News, you’ll hear him express disappointment in his own bill, almost sounding as he might not vote for the very thing that he has staked his entire career on. There are many Rubios. At times it seems as if there are as many Rubios as there are Obama. A flock of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Perigee's Full Moon

    06/21/2013 9:11:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | June 22, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A big, bright, beautiful Full Moon will rise at sunset on Sunday. Its exact full phase (June 23, 11:32 UT) will occur shortly before it reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth in the Moon's orbit, and make it the largest Full Moon of 2013. But such circumstances are not very rare. The full lunar phase falls near the Moon's orbit perigee about every 14 lunar months. That means the following Full Perigee Moon will be on August 10, 2014, the 14th Full Moon after June 23. On May 5, 2012, 14 Full Moons ago, this inspired telescopic night...