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  • What do you want to see happen with Common Core State Standards? (Poll)

    10/22/2013 4:54:02 AM PDT · by Road Warrior ‘04 · 30 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/22/13 | Bushbacker1
    What do you want to see happen with Common Core State Standards?
  • Don't Let Obamacare Crisis go to Waste

    10/22/2013 4:53:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 22, 2013 | Mona Charen
    The constipated debut of Obamacare has reduced the president of the United States to the status of TV pitchman. "Act now" to get this great product, he exhorted listeners on Monday, offering testimonials from one of the rare successful purchasers, promising limitless benefits and low prices, and even an 800 number. His operators are standing by, he urged, and they speak 150 languages! (You could sign up in Min Bei and Kazakh, if you could sign up at all.) If Obama had thrown in a free tote bag for the first 100 callers, it wouldn't have seemed out of place....
  • $17,000,000,000,000

    10/22/2013 4:52:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 10/21/2013 | Garren McHam
    President Obama boasted last week that he had signed legislation to lift “the twin threats” to our economy of government shutdown and default. But what was done to fix the problem of growing debt that leads Washington to repeatedly raise the debt ceiling? Nothing. In fact, by Friday, the U.S. debt had rocketed past $17 trillion. What does this mean? •At $17 trillion, this number has passed total U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), the measure of all that is produced in the economy. •Since Obama took office, the national debt has increased from about $10.6 trillion to more than $17...
  • Democrats and Media Do a Number on the American People

    10/22/2013 4:51:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 22, 2013 | James M. Thunder
    ".............Mr. Zandi concluded his part of the PBS interview by alerting us that we will see when the jobs report for October is released whether the shutdown caused business to curtail hiring. (He didn’t refer to government, including the federal government,in this context. Perhaps he had read that federal postings for jobs increased during the shutdown.)So, if the jobs report for October for the private sector doesn’t meet the pre-shutdown expectations, Mr.Zandi concluded it will be due to the shutdown.............what we learn in a demonstrable way from this partial suspension of federal government activity is, first, that our lives do...
  • Global warming linked to wildfires: UN climate chief

    10/22/2013 4:45:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    AFP News ^ | October 22, 2013
    Wildfires are "absolutely" linked to global warming and increasingly intense heatwaves, the UN climate chief has said, as bushfires burned out of control in Australia. Asked in an interview with CNN if there was a link between climate and wildfires, Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said "yes there is, absolutely". "The World Meteorological Organization has not established a direct link between this wildfire and climate change yet," Figueres said. "But what is absolutely clear is the science is telling us that there are increasing heatwaves in Asia, Europe, and Australia,...
  • Freep This Poll: Who Do You Blame for the Shutdown?

    10/22/2013 4:45:32 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 61 replies
    Who do you most blame for the unfortunate government shut-down: A. President Obama B. Republicans C. Democrats
  • The Creed We Need

    10/22/2013 4:45:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 184 replies
    Touchstone Magazine ^ | June 2006 | David Mills
    God is “agapic love,” the preacher said, and paused. “God”—I knew what was -coming, the man being mired in the -sixties—“is a verb.” He assured the congregation that as long as they were “doing agapic love,” that—left -undefined—was all they needed to do. I could hear around me the sighs of people who have heard something they wanted to hear. “God is a verb” is about as much doctrinal complexity as many American Christians seem to want, vague and useless as it is. They do not want anything too precise and specific, for that means exclusive, intellectual, and binding, nor...
  • Who hired the Law Enforcement Snipers at Keene Pumpkin Fest 2013?

    10/22/2013 4:44:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 98 replies
    Graham Colson, an area resident for 15+ years who has been to Keene Pumpkin Fest for just as long, said the presence of snipers was unprecedented. He was able to take the above image of a two person sniper team on the rooftop of the Keene Apartments building overlooking Roxbury & Central Square earlier today. KPD Confirms: "The pictures you put on your website were police officers."
  • QUAERITUR: Forcing people to pray “spontaneously”. (Turn the tables on ‘em.)

    10/22/2013 4:42:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/22/2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From a professed sisterly readerette: Many teachers on our staff are involved with the Charismatic Movement, including our principal. At the end of our faculty meetings she goes around the table requiring each teacher to make a spontaneous prayer. I am not comfortable doing this and how could I politely “pass”? Pass?!?  Why would you want to “pass”?   Have a little fun with this!How about memorizing and then “spontaneously” reciting with true fervor the Loríca of St. Patrick?It’s long, which will make them all uncomfortable, and the invocations will scare the grits and biscuits out of the liberals present as you go...
  • Bada Bing! Uncle Barry's Billion Dollar Extortion Scheme ObamaTerror is Coming to You Too

    10/22/2013 4:35:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 22, 2013 | John Ransom
    I’d like to see a show of hands from people who believe that Barack Obama and his administration don’t use their regulatory power to punish enemies and reward their friends. Thought so. I don’t think that Obama’s administration is much different than other administrations in this regard, except varying in the intensity of their pursuit and the volume of regulations they have at their disposal. This abuse by all politicians, is, in a nut shell, the reason why our Republic, based upon limited government, is supposed to, you know, limit the powers of the government. Because Obama—and others-- have taken...
  • Insiders who worked on US health website describe high stress, complaints about major problems

    10/22/2013 4:23:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2013
    As questions mount over the website’s failure, insider interviews and a review of technical specifications found a mind-numbingly complex system put together by harried programmers who pushed out a final product tested by the government and not private developers with more expertise. A review of internal architectural diagrams obtained by the AP revealed the system’s complexity. Insurance applicants have a host of personal information verified, including income and immigration status. The system connects to other federal computer networks, including ones at the Social Security Administration, IRS, Veterans Administration, Office of Personnel Management and the Peace Corps.
  • Unions Turn on Obamacare, But Don't Call Them Hypocrites

    10/22/2013 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 22, 2013 | Michael Barone
    It's not just Republicans who are unhappy with Obamacare. Labor union leaders have been complaining too. In July, the presidents of the Teamsters, United Food Commercial Workers union and UNITE-HERE (combined membership: 2.9 million) wrote a letter to congressional Democrats saying that Obamacare will "destroy the very health and well-being of our members along with millions of other working Americans." "We have a problem," they concluded. "You need to fix it." Forget for a moment that organized labor supported Obamacare. The union leaders have arguably legitimate complaints. Obamacare does indeed create incentives for employers to reduce the workweek below...

    10/22/2013 4:19:34 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/22/43 | Robert Trumbull, William L. Laurence, W.H. Lawrence, Alexander P. de Seversky, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • 15 sites track visitors

    10/22/2013 4:17:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/22/2013 | Josh Peterson
    Users visiting the Obama administration’s site are being tracked by 15 different sites via cookies installed on their browsers.Using the Chrome browser plug-in Collusion for Chrome, The Daily Caller was able to determine that a user who visits the Obamacare site will have 15 different sites collecting information about them.The sites include:,,,,,,,,,,,,, and, for example, which is managed by Automattic — the same company that manages WordPress — conducts polls and surveys for companies.Pingdom tracks site performance issues. Kissmetrics tracks people across multiple platforms,...
  • Mark Levin: George Will is ‘trying to rationalize soft tyranny’

    10/22/2013 4:09:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/26/2013 | Jeff Poor
    >On his Monday radio show, conservative talk show host Mark Levin took aim at The Washington Post’s George Will, who in his most recent column pointed out the lack of will to compromise in Washington, something he says both the tea party and President Barack Obama have in common.That call for compromise according to Levin an effort to “rationalize soft tyranny” by Will, which is in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution.“I guess what I’m troubled by is I do not see a will to fight or even articulate a rational position by so many on the so-called right,” Levin...
  • Jumping Ship: How the pundit class turned on ObamaCare

    10/22/2013 4:08:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 22, 2013 | By Howard Kurtz
    Now that the president has lost the “Morning Joe” crowd, ObamaCare may be in even deeper political trouble than we thought. Mark Halperin, the “Game Change” coauthor and a regular on Joe’s show, called the rollout “unacceptable” and added that “the secrecy is unacceptable,” accusing the administration of withholding information about how many people have signed up. His fellow panelist, liberal commentator Mike Barnicle, ratcheted up from there: “They’re lying about it now,” he said. “They’re not depriving us of information, they are outright lying.” On “CBS This Morning,” the network’s political director, John Dickerson, calls the rollout “a total...
  • Nev. student opens fire, kills teacher and himself

    10/22/2013 4:07:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 10/22/2013 | SCOTT SONNER
    A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two 12-year-old boys and killing a math teacher who was trying to protect children from their classmate. The unidentified shooter killed himself with the gun after a rampage that occurred in front of 20 to 30 horrified students who had just returned to school from a weeklong fall break. Authorities did not provide a motive for the shooting, and it's unknown where the student got the gun. Teacher Michael Landsberry was being hailed for his actions during the...
  • Governments manage everything badly – even equality

    10/22/2013 4:05:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/22/2013 | Daniel Hannan
    Morecambe was the exception, say supporters of a state monopoly in healthcare. And Redditch was the exception. And Mid Staffs was the exception. And so were all the rest. It would be quite wrong, they insist, to extrapolate from these monstrous failures. Why not focus instead on the daily heroism of NHS workers elsewhere? It's true that most people working in the NHS are friendly and helpful, and some are indeed heroic. That's why we put up with a system which, on most measures, produces worse outcomes than rival models across the developed world: because we don't want to seem...
  • The 10 Rules In The Establishment Republican Handbook

    10/22/2013 4:03:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | Octrober 22, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) There is nothing ever worth fighting for except Democrat policies: If you're going to fight for something, make sure you're fighting your own base to help the Democrats achieve some policy goal that makes Tea Partiers want to stab themselves in their eyes. This makes you appear reasonable to the mainstream media and the howls of outrage from your base make it more likely that the New York Times will say nice things about you. 2) You must systematically destroy any person, place, or thing that excites conservatives: Nothing good ever comes from conservatives getting excited; so make sure...
  • Al-Qaida group is operating on ransom money from the West

    10/22/2013 4:01:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 10/22/2013 | Ken Dilanian
    Dominik Neubauer stared into the camera, the steel barrel of an assault rifle pointed at his head. A Yemeni “tribe” had taken him hostage, the 26-year-old Austrian student said in English, a tear rolling down his left cheek. If they aren’t paid a ransom, he continued, “they will kill me seven days after this video is published.” In May, three months after the video appeared on YouTube, Neubauer was freed along with a Finnish couple who had also been kidnapped near an Arabic language school in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital. Multimillion-dollar ransoms were paid for their release, Yemeni and Western officials...