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  • Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender

    01/09/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. Reporters asked Boehner about Christie's problems on Thursday, even as the governor was holding a news conference in Trenton, N.J.
  • Tiger Mom Strives to Shock a Second Time, Fails

    01/09/2014 11:14:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Lisa Miller
    A reader of Amy Chua’s previous book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – that parenting guide-slash-high-pitched confessional-slash-assertion of racial superiority — might wonder, as I did, about the following: Where was Chua’s husband, the father of their two daughters, while she was haranguing the children, threatening to give away their dollhouse and burn their stuffed animals, calling them insulting names (like “garbage”) and rejecting their imperfect birthday cards? Daddy Chua appears infrequently in the book, usually to offer his Tiger Wife a disparaging word: “Jed was tight lipped.” “Jed disapproved.” “Jed raised his eyebrows.” Mostly, though, he is...
  • Legal Question About Census...

    01/09/2014 11:13:43 AM PST · by Cyber Liberty · 41 replies
    My Head | Today | Me
    I have a question for the Legal Eagles out there... The Census people are pi$$ing me off. First, I got a post card telling me a questionnaire is coming, then another post card. After that, a VERY thick envelope with a very long and intrusive list of questions about things from who lives here, how long, incomes, professions. Then there are questions like renting/owning, do I have a toilet, a refrigerator and the like. I wrote on the form there are two people of the human race living here and dropped it in the mail. Then I got a post...
  • Mob of teens caught on tape ransacking convenience store in 20 minute spree before

    01/09/2014 11:11:46 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 9 January 2014 | HELEN POW
    A mob of teenagers have been caught on tape robbing a convenience store in Bryan, Texas. Surveillance video shows the kids rushing through the store, grabbing everything they can get their hands on as girls are seen twerking and doing the splits outside. The frightening ransacking incident took place Saturday as store clerk Terry Polsgrove, 19, was shutting up for the night.A few teenagers are seen trickling into the Chevron Food Mart, then, all of a sudden, 30 to 40 teenagers are dancing and acting 'crazy' down the aisles and in the parking lot. The surveillance video shows some of...
  • Obama Has Committed a Crime

    01/09/2014 11:09:34 AM PST · by GregNH · 42 replies
    US Code ^ | 1/09/2014 | Unknown
    U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 47 › § 1035 18 U.S. Code § 1035 - False statements relating to health care matters(a) Whoever, in any matter involving a health care benefit program, knowingly and willfully— falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; or makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes or uses any materially false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry, in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care...
  • Dozens Injured Throwing Boiling Water Into Winter Air

    01/09/2014 11:07:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/10 | Joe Coscarelli
    The meteorologist's trick of tossing a pot of scalding water into the air in subzero temperatures to watch it freeze — a big hit on YouTube these past few days — has resulted in at least 50 people burning themselves, according to admissions (often with photographic evidence) on social media. If we've learned anything this week, it's that urine is far safer and still gets the job done.
  • All Norwegians become crown millionaires, in oil saving landmark

    01/09/2014 11:01:00 AM PST · by posterchild · 22 replies
    Reuters via ^ | Jan 8, 2014 | Alister Doyle
    OSLO (Reuters) - Everyone in Norway became a theoretical crown millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices. Set up in 1990, the fund owns around 1 percent of the world's stocks, as well as bonds and real estate from London to Boston, making the Nordic nation an exception when others are struggling under a mountain of debts. A preliminary counter on the website of the central bank, which manages the fund, rose to 5.11 trillion crowns ($828.66 billion), fractionally more than a million times...
  • Will the Chargers Beat the Broncos?

    01/09/2014 11:00:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    Will the Chargers Beat the Broncos? Yes, big time Yes, close game No, close game Not a chance! Vote
  • Under Leadership of Obama's DOJ Nominee, Race Used to Voluntarily Defend Cop Killer

    01/09/2014 10:55:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In January 2011, under the leadership of President Obama's current nominee to head the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, Debo Adegbile, attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund voluntarily took over the case of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulker, and he was given the death penalty. His conviction has been held up in multiple court rulings over the past three decades. "There are two wonderful attorneys taking over Mumia's case in the 30th year of his incarceration when most lawyers don't come near cases number...
  • Australian Woman Creates 'Worst Dating Profile in History' With Model Pic as Experiment

    01/09/2014 10:52:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Columnist Alli Reed created the profile to prove that men will click on just about anything.An Australian columnist paired a picture of her model best friend with the “worst fake dating profile in history” in an experiment to see just how low men will go if they see a pretty girl. As you can probably guess, she got a ton of responses. Alli Reed was “hoping to prove that there exists an online dating profile so loathsome that no man would message it” but ended up discovering that some men just don’t have any limits. As if her profile name,...
  • Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates Slips, Falls On Knife

    01/09/2014 10:45:29 AM PST · by Oberon · 27 replies ^ | 1/8/2014 | Dick Scuttlebutt
    SEATTLE — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in critical-but-stable condition in Seattle-Tacoma General Hospital after a tragic accident in his home kitchen left him brutally stabbed multiple times, sources confirmed this morning. Gates’ wife Becky found him lying on the floor of the family kitchen and called 911, according to a family spokesperson. Investigators believe Gates, 70, slipped on an orange peel while preparing breakfast and fell onto a paring knife 68 times. Paramedics confirmed that while grabbing for a handhold to stabilize himself, he also accidentally discharged a 20-gauge shotgun into the back of his own head three...
  • Off-Duty Firefighter Puts Out Truck Fire With Cans of Beer

    01/09/2014 10:45:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    An off-duty Texas firefighter heading home from a vacation extinguished a truck fire with the truck's load of Coors Banquet beer. Houston Fire Department Capt. Craig Moreau said he and his wife were driving back from Austin on State Highway 71 when they spotted an 18-wheeler with smoke coming from the brakes, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. "The brakes had caught and the tire was burning," Moreau said. He said the blaze initially seemed to die down, but it soon "flared back up." "So I said to the driver, 'what have you got in here?'" he said. Moreau said he...
  • AMNESIA PLATFORM: Dems Hope Coloradans Forget the 2013 Disaster

    01/09/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | January 9, 2014 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    Following yesterday’s performance by the Democrats at the opening of the 2014 session, we’ve decided to help them package their agenda, so Colorado really understands what the 2014 legislative session is all about.  We’re calling it the Amnesia Platform.After seeing quite clearly it’s toxic to run on what the liberal agenda they passed in 2013, Democrats are trying to make 2013 go away as quickly as possible, but, without, you know, changing any of it.In speeches by both Senate President Morgan Carroll, and Speaker Mark Ferrandino, the heavy-handed pleas for bipartisanship illustrated what Democrats know: their only hope for a...
  • Mel Watt becomes new chief overseeing Fannie, Freddie

    01/09/2014 10:41:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Monday, Jan. 06, 2014 | Franco Ordonez
    Mel Watt was sworn into a top housing finance post Monday afternoon while simultaneously bringing to an end a career in Congress spanning more than two decades. The now-former representative from North Carolina was given the oath to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency by former Charlotte mayor and current Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Watt’s path to his new position was cleared last month after a drawn-out debate that included a controversial rule change allowing him to be confirmed with a 57-41 Senate vote. …
  • Florida to Pass New York State's Population

    01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/03/2014 | MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York in population, becoming the nation's third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth. The milestone is validation of the increasing influence of the Sunshine State as it approaches being home to 20 million residents. Once Florida passes New York, only California and Texas will have more people. "Florida is kind of an icon of the 21st century in terms of the shifting population and the growing role Latin America is playing in transforming the country," said James Johnson, a business professor at the University of North Carolina. "I think...
  • Unemployment Checks Forever: Politicians Pandering to Parasites

    01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by IChing · 41 replies ^ | 1/9/14 | Donald Joy
    The majority of sleazes in congress and the chief criminal in the White House talk of “doing the right thing” and “having a heart” by their plan to extend unemployment benefits yet again for the millions of deadbeats sitting on their fat rear-ends collecting checks for month after month after month after month after month after month after month…instead of simply going out and, if nothing else, finding and accepting menial or low-paying, humble work. “Waaahhh, if we don’t continue to pay them not to work, they might lose their house, waahhh, they might have to pull their kids out...
  • Thief Tries to Steal 104 Packs of 5-Hour Energy from Rite Aid, Police Say

    01/09/2014 10:33:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | January 8, 2014 | Nikhita Venugopal
    A thief tried to steal more than 100 packs of 5-Hour Energy from a neighborhood Rite Aid, according to police sources. The thief was caught on the 320 Smith St. store's surveillance camera with 104 packs of the energy drink on Jan. 5 about 8 p.m., police said. Michael Robbins, 31, was arrested about 15 minutes later and charged with petit larceny. 5-Hour Energy is sold in a variety of flavors and touted to provide “hours of energy” in a single shot, according to the company's website. Rite Aid did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Other notable crimes...
  • Children seized after swearing toddler video release

    01/09/2014 10:32:49 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 35 replies ^ | 1/9/14 | George Mathis
    Teaching a child racial epithets isn’t a crime, but it can lead to your children being taken from you. A police union in Nebraska has posted a video of a toddler using the “N-word” and a “slew of profanities” while arguing with adults over a toppled chair, reports CNN, who, unlike police, has blurred the face of the child. The kid even knows how to “shoot a bird.” The toddler and three other children were taken from the home Wednesday by Omaha police and Nebraska Child Protective Services. The police union, who says it got the video from a “local...
  • PHOTOS: First Lady in Hawaiʻi, Security Heavy Near Oprah Estate

    01/09/2014 10:30:17 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Maui Now . com ^ | January 8th, 2014 | Wendy Osher
    If rumors are true that the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is on Maui, the security around Oprah Winfrey’s Upcountry Maui estate is compelling evidence, as is the national attention via various media outlets.
  • Liberal Debate Tactics that I use and want to share and fine tune

    01/09/2014 10:30:15 AM PST · by Jayster · 29 replies
    Self | 1/9/2014 | Jay Lensch
    I on occasion do engage in debates with Liberals on various sites. On my Facebook, I have both Conservative and Liberal friends and there are times when I feel the need to jump in. I have used some techniques to counter the various things that Libs do in the debates and we have seen them all. They do not play fair. One technique that I use in person and on the Internet is to take a timeout (when you can) and explain to them both Confirmation Bias and Cognitive Dissonance. After doing this, we get back into the conversation and...