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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...
  • Police: Customers Attacked Couple Kicked Out Of McDonald’s For Having Sex In The Bathroom

    06/21/2013 9:11:15 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 61 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | June 21, 2013 | Mary Beth Quirk
    This is one of those situations where an example of consumers behaving badly turns into consumers behaving really, really badly. Police say a group of customers who complained about two women having sexual relations in a McDonald’s bathroom then attacked the couple after a manager threw them out of the restaurant.A group of customers went to a manager on Wednesday afternoon and claimed that there were two women engaging in inappropriate behavior, reports Because while getting busy is fine and all, no one should (allegedly) be doing so in a public restaurant.The manager went to the bathroom and told...
  • Huckabee sides with Corker-Hoeven border deal

    06/21/2013 9:05:53 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 42 replies
    Wash Post ^ | June 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Aaron Blake
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) suggested in an interview Friday that he supports the border security deal crafted by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) . . . . //////////////////// Excerpt only.
  • Silver makes antibiotics thousands of times more effective

    06/21/2013 9:02:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Nature News ^ | June 19, 2013 | Brian Owens
    Ancient antimicrobial treatment could help to solve modern bacterial resistance. Like werewolves and vampires, bacteria have a weakness: silver. The precious metal has been used to fight infection for thousands of years — Hippocrates first described its antimicrobial properties in 400 bc — but how it works has been a mystery. Now, a team led by James Collins, a biomedical engineer at Boston University in Massachusetts, has described how silver can disrupt bacteria, and shown that the ancient treatment could help to deal with the thoroughly modern scourge of antibiotic resistance. The work is published today in Science Translational Medicine1....
  • Zogby: Obama is on the verge of failure

    06/21/2013 8:53:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that dithering in the White House has President Obama losing control of his agenda and administration. "President Obama has coined the term 'leading from behind'. Your humble pollster suggests that he 'falling behind in leading from behind' as things are getting out of control. After months of dithering, the U.S. has decided to arm the rebels in Syria, but this comes at a time when the Assad regime is in the ascendancy. (Sort of like Paul Revere screaming, 'The British were here. The British were here.') "Multiple reports...
  • Fri Nite Tinfoil-Hat Dump: (alleged) Google/Facebook/CIA/NSA Connections

    06/21/2013 8:49:28 PM PDT · by schm0e · 7 replies
    Tinfoil Central ^ | ???? | Matthaus Litteken
    Purports connections between Google/Facebook/CIA/NSA - which, considering that it appears to be about 2-3 years old, makes it credible to some extent.
  • IRS Agents ‘Accidentally’ Discharged Guns 11 Times, Possible Injuries

    06/21/2013 8:48:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies ^ | June 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    IRS Agents ‘Accidentally’ Discharged Guns 11 Times, Possible Injuries ( – Special agents at the IRS accidentally shot their firearms 11 times between 2009 and 2011, and at least three of the cases “may have resulted in property damage or personal injury.” Agents actually fired their guns accidently more often than they intentionally fired them in the field, according to an audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The report also found that the agency, which is now training with AR-15s, does not always provide remedial training to agents who fired their weapons due to “negligence.” The...
  • Stress of 9/11 attacks caused a MILLION former smokers to take up the habit again in the U.S.

    06/21/2013 8:43:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:41 EST, 21 June 2013 | Rachel Reilly
    The 9/11 attacks on America caused around one million former smokers to take up the habit again in the U.S., according to a new report. The study is the first to look at the net costs to society of terrorism-induced smoking in the U.S. after 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. “This helps us better understand what the real costs of such disasters are in human and economic tolls, and it suggests ways that future stressful reactions that result in excess smoking might be avoided,” said the study’s author, Dr Michael Pesko, of Weill Cornell Medical College’s Department of...
  • Freeper Desperately Seeking Prayers (Vanity)

    06/21/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT · by prayerneeded · 170 replies
    Me | 21 June 2013 | Me
    I apologize in advance for the "vanity" thread. I am not a "spambot" or a "zot." I am a freeper of over twelve years, who is embarrassed and ashamed to use my regular log in for this post. For those of you who are praying people, please include me in your regular prayers: our apartment landlord has told us that we have to vacate the premises within the next six weeks because, apparently, "we are the problem" as a white, heterosexual thirty-something couple who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, and doesn't do drugs. We don't have company over, or play loud...
  • Keep Bloomberg Gun Control Out of NC!

    06/21/2013 8:34:19 PM PDT · by Alright2BRight · 11 replies ^ | 6/21/2013 | Grass Roots North Carolina
    GRNC Alert 6-21-13: Keep Bloomberg Gun Control Out of NC! Details Category: GRNC Alerts Published on Friday, 21 June 2013 18:51 Written by Web Volunteer Hits: 109 "WELCOME" BLOOMBERG'S RADICALS Let's give Bloomberg's radicals a 'welcome' they won't forget! As you may have heard, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" (MAIG) recently began a 100-city bus tour to push for federal gun bans. Although Bloomberg keeps the bus schedule secret to avoid actually hearing what people want, we have learned that the MAIG bus tour will hit Raleigh at 9:00 AM on Saturday. It's time to show...
  • Dear IRS: Here’s a 501 c(4) group that actually should be scrutinized (Anti-gun group)

    06/21/2013 8:20:53 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 8 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/21/13 | David Freddoso
    Politico notices, after John Ekdahl brings it up:The name “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” is well known as Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control arm, which he spends his personal fortune through on ads. Yet the group’s website is registered to, and handled by, official city government servers and staffers.
  • Obama names three more gay ambassadors; nearly doubles Clinton’s LGBT appointments (272 vs 140)

    06/21/2013 8:13:02 PM PDT · by haffast · 64 replies
    Keen News Source ^ | June 17, 2013 | Lisa Keen
    President Obama this month nominated three openly gay men for posts as ambassadors to Spain, Denmark, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. On June 14, the president named James Costos to take over as ambassador to Spain and Rufus Gifford to become ambassador to Denmark. On June 10, he named Daniel Baer to serve as ambassador to the 57-nation security group that cooperates to address concerns over such matters as border security, human trafficking, and the illegal distribution of weapons. snip The new nominations this month bring to estimated 272 the number of appointments President Obama has...
  • Judges Order California Governor to Release 10,000 Inmates

    06/21/2013 8:11:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 21 June 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 20, a three judge panel ordered California to reduce its prison population by 10,000 persons. California has been under court order to reduce its prison population since 2009. According to Reuters, the panel criticized California's slow approach to dealing with their prison overcrowding and threatened to hold Gov. Jerry Brown in contempt if he does not act on their order quickly. Brown argued that he lacks the authority to carry out the court's orders. State law makers said they are working on legislation to change that. Brown is seeking a stay of the court's order.
  • American Idiot Converts to Islam ... Then Threatens to Kill Mother Over Pork Dinner

    06/21/2013 7:59:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 19, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    Police: Death Threat Prompted By Pork Dinner • Muslim man accused mom of trying to "poison" him JUNE 19--A Pennsylvania man allegedly threatened to kill his mother because he believed she tried to “poison” him by serving pork, “which was against his Muslim religion," investigators report. Joshua Lee Coffey, 25, confronted his mother Sherri last week in the family’s home in St. Marys, a central Pennsylvania city. Coffey accused his mother of “attempting to poison him,” noting that “the meat he was given to eat was pork, which was against his Muslim religion," according to a probable cause affidavit. A...
  • Homeowners Insurance Tops Inflation by 691%

    06/21/2013 7:56:08 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 27 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 21, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    Caveat Emptor- By: Larry Walker, II -Have you checked your homeowner’s insurance policy lately?I’ve been with the same insurer for over 10 years through two residences. Even with the previous company my homeowner’s rates stayed about the same from 1998 through 2007. During a recent review, I discovered that my basic coverage amounts (i.e. dwelling, private structures, personal property and loss of use) have been inflated by around 3.0% annually since 2007, or slightly higher than the general inflation rate, and although I sort of get that, albeit the cost to rebuild is now around 150 times current fair market...
  • Behavioral Recognition Systems -- Right Here, Right Now

    06/21/2013 7:52:26 PM PDT · by schm0e · 11 replies
    BRS/CNN ^ | 08/27/2012 | BRS/CNN
    Watch the video (at link above). It's only a few minutes.Here's the company's website
  • N. Korea: Ri Erased from Kim Funeral Committee (purged one erased from public record)

    06/21/2013 7:52:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2013-06-21 | Lee Sang Yong
    Ri Erased from Kim Funeral Committee By Lee Sang Yong [2013-06-21 20:26 ] Facebook Twitter Daily NK has learned that Ri Yong Ho [alternate spelling: Lee Young Ho], the former Chosun PeopleÂ’s Army Chief-of-Staff who was purged in July last year, has been erased from the official funeral committee listing of Kim Jong Il. Ri had been behind then-Prime Minister Choi Young Rim in fourth place on the committee list, which, in its original form, serves as a key indicator of the relative power of officials at the time of Kim Jong IlÂ’s death in December 2011. Daily NK gathered...
  • Southern-Style Scripture And Other Technological Leaps Of Faith

    06/21/2013 7:52:07 PM PDT · by Altariel · 4 replies
    KERA ^ | June 20, 2013 | Courtney Collins
    It’s the Good Book like you’ve never heard it before. The tech guru at Dallas Theological Seminary has built a web app that translates the Bible into “Texan.” But replacing “yous” with “ya’lls” is just one of the faith-based technology projects John Dyer’s involved in. Resident KERA Texan BJ Austin had no problem reading John Dyer’s Texas Bible aloud. In fact, her 'ya’lls' sounded pretty natural. That’s the idea, and that’s also why John Dyer’s translation app isn’t limited to the South. “I’m looking at John 15 where Jesus is talking to his Disciples right before he dies. So there’s...
  • Issa reaches out to Democrats on postal reform (Good News for USPS Survival?)

    06/21/2013 7:51:53 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/13 | Bernie Becker
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is reaching out across the aisle for suggestions on his new discussion draft to revamp the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Issa released the discussion draft last week, in an attempt to broaden the support for his efforts at postal reform. And in a "Dear Colleague" letter aimed at Democrats, the California Republican says that “while the challenges are great, I strongly believe that the Postal Service is a government institution worth saving.” “While we may not agree on every issue in how to save the Postal Service, I do believe that we all...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West's baby name North West inspires jokes, spoof Twitter handles

    06/21/2013 7:41:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 06/21/2013 | BY MARGARET EBY
    It didn't take long after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby's name, North West, was leaked on Thursday night before Twitter erupted in jokes. From the obvious cheap shots ("Did she give birth to a baby or a compass?") to simple photos of the extinct airline carrier by the same name ("First picture of Kim and Kanye's new baby!"), within an hour of the announcement, "North West" was a hot topic for online comedians. Another popular observation? If little Kimye ever has a book or fashion line, she can name it "North by North West"--just like the Hitchcock film starring...
  • Firms have questions about health care law

    06/21/2013 7:36:03 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 9 replies
    The Dalton Georgia Daily Citizen ^ | June 21, 2013 | Charles Oliver
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare, runs some 2,600 pages. But the regulations required to implement it dwarf that law. “Some of the estimates I’ve heard is that it will require one million pages of regulations,” said Al Ertel, chief operating officer of Alliant Health Plans, a Dalton-based not-for-profit provider of health insurance. Ertel conducted a workshop on the law on Thursday at the Dalton Golf & Country Club. The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. Ertel noted that it took federal regulators almost 20 pages just to define a full-time employee for the...
  • JournoList: 173 Names Confirmed w/ Organizations (FR Exclusive)

    06/21/2013 7:30:53 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 54 replies
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  • Trail of Benghazi security lapses leads to State Department senior leadership, records show

    06/21/2013 7:14:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/13 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    The decision to keep U.S. personnel in Benghazi with substandard security was made at the highest levels of the State Department by officials who have so far escaped blame over the Sept. 11 attack, according to a review of recent congressional testimony and internal State Department memos by Fox News. Nine months before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, State Department Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy signed off on an internal memo that green-lighted the Benghazi operation. The December 2011 memo from Jeffrey Feltman -- then-Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) -- pledged "to...
  • Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - Another Brief Roundup

    06/21/2013 7:10:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, June 21, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, June 21, 2013 Friday Afternoon Roundup - Another Brief Roundup Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 0 Comments Thank G-d, the medical situation mentioned in earlier weeks is improving. Hopefully this coming week will bring better news. This week was surprisingly all original articles, despite the conditions. The roundup will still be brief as I am typing this up with not that much time left before I have to head out to the hospital. A place which I hopefully will never have to see for a very long time afterward. OBAMAWAR 2: THE SEQUEL To invade...
  • Obama = Incompetent Liar

    06/21/2013 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 15 replies
    Bing ^ | 6/21/13 | None
    If you bing Incompetent Liar, it's no surprise who pops up.
  • Bill Clinton on NSA: Americans need to be on guard for abuses of power by US

    06/21/2013 7:03:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Guardian ^ | 6/21/13 | Severin Carrell
    Former US president Bill Clinton has said Americans need to be "on guard for abuses" of power by the US government through its secret interception of emails and phone calls in the name of national security. In a question and answer session at a business dinner in Edinburgh, Clinton said the use of secret surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA) to intercept communications by foreign terrorists was justified. And the US system also required a warrant from intelligence courts, backed up by sufficient evidence, for any surveillance activities against people within the US. But he said it was
  • Carteret deputy tases tied dog

    06/21/2013 7:03:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 195 replies
    Independent Register ^ | June 21, 2013 | William Toler
    When Rebecka Brown returned home June 5, she noticed a business card stuck in her door. That card was from Det. Joey Cooper, a deputy with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.“Naturally I called the number immediately to find out why an officer had been here,” she wrote on a Facebook page.Det. Cooper told her he was there to serve a warrant to her husband for failure to appear in court in relation to a ticket he had received while hunting. She also found out something horrifying.“He then told me he had to tase my dog.”When she asked why, Brown says...
  • Exodus International to Shut Down; Ministry President Apologizes to Gay Community

    06/21/2013 7:00:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/21/2013 | Jeff Schapiro
    Exodus International, the 37-year-old ministry devoted to helping people deal with unwanted same-sex attraction, is to be shut down. The Exodus board of directors unanimously voted to shut down the ministry after a year of prayer and dialogue, a press release states. Local groups that were affiliated with the ministry will continue, though they will no longer be under the umbrella of Exodus. "We're not negating the ways God used Exodus to positively affect thousands of people, but a new generation of Christians is looking for change – and they want to be heard," Exodus board member Tony Moore said...
  • Mysterious privacy board touted by Obama has deep government ties

    06/21/2013 6:59:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Guardian ^ | 6/21/13 | Dan Roberts
    The body charged by President Obama with protecting the civil liberties and privacy of the American people exists in shadows almost as dark as the intelligence agencies it is designed to oversee. The Privacy & Civil Liberties Board (PCLOB) was due to meet Obama at the White House on Friday afternoon at 3pm in the situation room to discuss growing concerns over US surveillance of phone and internet records – or, at least, that´s what unnamed "senior administration officials" said would happen. The meeting did not appear on the president´s official diary issued to journalists, nor has
  • Christian Leader With Same-Sex Attraction Has 'Mixed Feelings' on Exodus Apology

    06/21/2013 6:57:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/21/2013 | By Michael Gryboski
    A notable Christian leader with same-sex attraction says that he holds "mixed feelings" about the recent shutting down of Exodus International and the apology issued to the LGBTQ community by its president. Christopher Yuan, pastor and author of Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God, A Broken Mother's Search for Hope, provided The Christian Post with a statement on Friday regarding the news. "I have never experienced reparative therapy, re-orientation counseling or Exodus support groups. I cannot speak personally about the effectiveness or harm of such methodologies," said Yuan. "However, I do know of Christ's atoning...
  • Officials: Lakeland cop told woman to lift shirt, shake bra during traffic stop

    06/21/2013 6:54:16 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    WFTV ^ | June 20, 2013 | WFTV
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Lakeland Police Department officer is accused of ordering a woman during a traffic stop to lift her shirt, exposing her stomach, and then telling her to pull her bra away from her body and shake it, according to authorities. The Police Department said officers have used this method to search for drugs before, but the State Attorney's Office wrote a letter to Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack detailing the investigation in response to a citizen's letter to The Lakeland Ledger describing the incident. The letter stated that Zoe Brugger was pulled over for a front...