Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • RadioShack co-branding of stores with Sprint wins court approval

    04/01/2015 7:56:40 AM PDT · by mac_truck
    Reuters ^ | 3/31/2015 | Nick Brown and Tom Hals
    A plan to salvage RadioShack Corp’s RSHCQ.PK business by co-branding most of its 1,740 surviving stores with cellular phone provider Sprint Corp (S.N) earned U.S. bankruptcy court approval on Tuesday, ending four days of contested court hearings. The stores are what survived of more than 4,000 outlets after RadioShack went bankrupt in February. Founded in 1921, the chain was a go-to retailer for electronics before becoming increasingly irrelevant in the digital age. Judge Brendan Shannon, in Delaware bankruptcy court, approved a sale of the stores to the Standard General hedge fund, which plans to keep most of them open under...
  • Levin: "Intolerant" Left Forcing Position They Adopted Only Three Years Ago

    04/01/2015 7:56:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 1,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that the left is being “intolerant” and making everyone adopt their newfound support of same-sex marriage on Tuesday.
  • Obama Resigns!!! ...Flees US

    04/01/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 2 replies
    Fun Times | April 01, 2015 | Unkown Comic
    Obama Flees US, Seeks Asylum In Iran !...says personal views on religion have evolved.
  • Self-Enforcing Discrimination

    04/01/2015 7:54:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures. One of the most effective tools for disadvantaged people is to be able to charge a lower price for what they sell and pay a higher price for what they buy. Let's look at this principle first using a couple of nonracial examples. How does chuck steak compete with a more preferred cut such as filet mignon? Everyone knows the answer. It sells for a lower price, say $7 a pound compared to filet mignon's $20. Suppose...
  • Indiana Pizzeria Owners Say They’d Deny LGBT People Service – And Yelp Commenters Weren’t Having It

    04/01/2015 7:52:00 AM PDT · by Lady4Liberty · 19 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 4/1/2015 | Mary Ann Georgantopoulos
    The owners of a small pizzeria in Indiana were seemingly the first business to say they would publicly deny service to LGBT couples in the wake of Indiana’s new and controversial Religious Freedom Law. Shortly after Memories Pizza owners agreed in a local newscast that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows them to deny service to LGBT people who wanted their pizza at a same-sex wedding, 1-star Yelp reviews rolled in denouncing the business.
  • Spy Wednesday and a Reflection on the Sins of the Clergy

    04/01/2015 7:50:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-31-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Spy Wednesday and a Reflection on the Sins of the Clergy By: Msgr. Charles PopeWednesday of Holy Week is traditionally called “Spy Wednesday,” since it was on this day that Judas conspired with the Temple leadership to hand Jesus over. He would not accomplish his task until the evening of the next day, but this day he made the arrangements and was paid.One way to reflect on this terrible sin is to consider that Judas was among the first priests called by Jesus. We see in the call of the Apostles the establishment of the ministerial priesthood. Jesus called these men to...
  • “By Hook or By Crook” – Take 2; “The Hustle Never Ends”

    04/01/2015 7:48:01 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-1-2015 | MOTUS
    “I’ll take “crook” for $200 million and the the American Presidency, Alex.” Since there’s no news from the “Nukes for Kooks” talks, let’s get caught up on some old news.You remember Harry Reid, the ex-Senate leader who built the $621 million Capital Visitor Center in order to keep the smelly tourists away from his sensitive nose (that somebody apparently decided needed the snot knocked out of it). Well, he finally admitted that his 2012 Senate floor accusation about Mitt Romney not paying taxes for 10 years was a lie, he knew it was a lie and he just did it...
  • When Foreign Policy and National Security Are Based Upon Campaign Promises

    04/01/2015 7:42:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Allen West
    I am truly honored to be presenting my very first piece for the readers of Townhall.com as a contributor. I started as a Townhall.com reader myself while on assignment as a civilian-military advisor to the Afghanistan National Army, 2005-2007, after having spent 22 years on active duty service to our Republic in the U.S. It is against that background that I wish to share my thoughts. America finds itself in what may perhaps be the worst global security situation since the prelude to World War II – and that is not hyperbole. We are at a point where our allies...
  • Hutchinson to hold 10:30 a.m. news conference on HB1228 [Arkansas, Central Time Zone]

    04/01/2015 7:42:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 04/01/2015 | CNN
    arkansasonline.com/liveaudio will stream it live
  • Announcing Surface 3 (Microsoft Surface Blog)

    04/01/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by dayglored · 12 replies
    Microsoft Surface Blog ^ | March 31, 2015 | Panos Panay
    Announcing Surface 3 When we developed Surface Pro 3, we set out to design the tablet that can truly replace your laptop – even your high-end laptop. Today we feel both fortunate and proud that the vision of Surface has become a reality with so many people using Pro 3 and loving the experience... he result is Surface 3, as well as a mobile-broadband version, Surface 3 (4G LTE). It’s the thinnest and lightest Surface we’ve ever shipped. It runs full Windows, including desktop applications. It includes a one-year subscription to Office 365 to help you really get down to...
  • The Next Bubble

    04/01/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | John Stossel
    They're doing it again! When the last housing bubble burst, politicians blamed "greedy banks." They said mortgage companies lent money recklessly, making loans to people with dubious credit, for down payments as low as 3 percent. "It will work out," said the optimistic bankers. Regulators didn't disagree. Everyone said, "Home prices will keep going up." And home prices did -- until they didn't. The bubble popped in 2007. Lots of people were hurt, and politicians took more of your tax money to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac along with reckless banks. They also gave the Federal Housing Administration...
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Christians have no right to call Scientologists crazy

    04/01/2015 7:33:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2015 | PAMELA ENGEL AND MICHAEL B KELLEY
    Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is defending Scientology in light of HBO's highly critical documentary on the church. HBO's documentary "Going Clear" did not show the church in an entirely positive light — Scientology has a built a reputation for tormenting members who leave it either by surveillance or harassment. The film highlights the celebrities who made the religion intriguing to the world as well as the horrific stories of abuse from former members. But Tyson, in an interview with The Daily Beast, declined to bash the controversial church, saying people are free to believe whatever they want. "So,...
  • The Charm of Minister Zarif...?

    04/01/2015 7:32:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/01/15 | Elliot Abrams
    In an interesting story in Bloomberg entitled "Iran's Charmer in Chief Wins Again," Eli Lake discusses the "charm" of Iran's top nuclear negotiator and foreign minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif. It's peculiar, the way charming spokesmen for the worst regimes can win fans in the West. As Lake's story explains, Zarif is not a decision maker and often cannot deliver on promises he makes. But he knows Americans well—having studied here, and lived in New York for five years serving as Iran's UN ambassador. The one time I saw him in action, he was clearly very smart, has perfect English, and...
  • Hillary's Baggage

    04/01/2015 7:30:30 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 1,2015 | Kenneth Eliasberg
    Hillary Clinton’s latest misadventures are not just so typically Clintonian, but more to the point, they reveal a fatal flaw in the woman’s makeup -- she has absolutely no judgment! Now you can write off the three current scandals (her private email account use while serving as secretary of state; the foreign donations to the Clinton foundation while also serving in that capacity; and, most recently, her brother Tony and her campaign advisor Terry McAuliffe receiving preferential visa treatment for their friends or clients by the Department of Homeland Security) as just another manifestation of Clinton arrogance. But that would...
  • Rare-Earth Clocks, Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf Dating Models 2: Radioactive Dating, Part 6

    04/01/2015 7:30:09 AM PDT · by fishtank · 3 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 2015 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.
    Rare-Earth Clocks, Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf Dating Models 2: Radioactive Dating, Part 6 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * This series has summarized radioisotope dating models, their assumptions, and how those assumptions mistakenly lead to a “deep time” picture of our universe.1 Secularist scientists want us to accept their circular arguments and improbable assumptions as scientific fact, despite the fact these same scientists often push aside the scientific method itself. Using the various types of radioisotope decay as clocks does not produce consistent results, nor are those results verifiable by observational evidence. If these methods do not properly date rocks of...
  • Energy Department Gives $259 Million ‘Green’ Conditional Loan to Politically Connected Corporation

    04/01/2015 7:29:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 3-31-15 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Department of Energy’s disastrous loan program lost taxpayers at least $780 million as companies like Solyndra, Fisker Automotive, and Abound Solar crashed and burned. But as I write today, after a four-year hiatus, the Energy Department has announced a new fuel-efficient-vehicle loan — a $259 million conditional award to Alcoa. It’s a pretty sweet deal: The Energy Department touts on its website how this loan program “offers attractive financing for U.S. auto industry,” including no application fees, a closing fee of just 0.1 percent, and interest rates estimated at no more than 4 percent. Of course, one might wonder...
  • Coroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accident

    04/01/2015 7:29:22 AM PDT · by Doogle · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 04/01/15 | ROBERT JABLON and TAMI ABDOLLAH
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said. Related Stories Natural causes or accident likely in Getty heir death Associated Press J. Paul Getty's Grandson, Heir to Oil Fortune, Dies at 47 The Hollywood Reporter Getty heir 'dies in Los Angeles': reports AFP Grandson of Getty oil founder discovered dead in Los Angeles home Reuters The death appeared to be from...
  • DOJ creates new police shooting qualification target standard

    04/01/2015 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 8 replies
    Call The Cops ^ | 4/1/15 | RJ
    The US Department of Justice has just unveiled the new official target to be used for all US Police officer firearms qualification shoots. This new target is being heralded by both Pro-Police and Anti-Police groups as a first step to making the public trust Law Enforcement again.
  • Will Scott Walker Announce for President Today?

    04/01/2015 7:27:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    P.J. Tattler ^ | April 1, 2015
    The Wisconsin governor has just promised a big announcement for 10 a.m. Central Daylight Time: Scott Walker ‏@ScottWalker 5m5 minutes ago Big announcement coming up at 10:00AM CT. Signup to hear the news first: http://hubs.ly/y0G20x0 – SKW #Forward If so, he would be the second declared candidate for the GOP nomination, along with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Two good, strong conservatives who know how to take the fight to the enemy and to their own party, when need be. More, please.
  • USC scientists Arthur Toga, Paul Thompson are on the cutting edge of brain mapping

    04/01/2015 7:25:37 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 7 replies
    USC.edu ^ | 3/25/2015 | Suzanne Wu
    Take ENIGMA’s work on HIV/AIDS. Beginning to understand cocktails of HIV-fighting drugs, for all the lives they’ve saved, can’t suppress HIV in the cerebral cortex. Otherwise healthy people treated for HIV and AIDS for the last 15 to 20 years are starting to show early signs of dementia and memory loss.
  • No Joke: April 1st Brings Double Digit Sales Tax To Several East Bay Towns

    04/01/2015 7:25:30 AM PDT · by Reeses · 6 replies
    As of Wednesday it is more expensive to shop in parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Buy something in Hayward and you’re going to get whacked with a 10% sales tax. Take a few steps outside the city limits and the tax is a half cent cheaper. “A sales tax could scare businesses,” said Jessica Cuevas of 25 25 Vintage. “If it keeps increasing the way it does, it could have a negative effect on Hayward.” ... Soon, sales tax could go even higher. There’s a bill in the legislature that would allow cities to add one percent to...
  • Black Church Group of 34,000 Churches From 15 Denominations Splits With PCUSA Over Gay Marriage

    04/01/2015 7:23:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/01/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Urging Presbyterian Church USA to "repent and be restored to fellowship," the National Black Church Initiative, which represents 34,000 churches from 15 denominations, has declared it has severed ties with PCUSA after it amended its constitution changing their definition of marriage to include same-sex couples."NBCI and its membership base are simply standing on the Word of God within the mind of Christ. We urge our brother and sisters of the PCUSA to repent and be restored to fellowship," NBCI President Rev. Anthony Evans said, according to Charisma News."PCUSA's manipulation represents a universal sin against the entire church and its members....
  • Fox’s Perino, Gutfeld Pan ‘Unnecessary Culture War’ over Indiana: ‘Hurts the Right’

    04/01/2015 7:21:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 31, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    On Fox’s The Five today, both Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld panned what Perino deemed an “unnecessary culture war” over Indiana’s religious freedom law. Perino argued that the tide is turning on gay marriage not just across the country, but within the GOP, and this fight only helps to “nullify” the progress that’s being made in the party to get Republicans to be more open and accepting of gay rights.
  • NY Times Shocking Revelation: Evangelical Rubes Risk Their Lives to Help Poor, Black Foreigners

    04/01/2015 7:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/01/2015 | Scott Ott
    In news that must have shocked the vast majority of New York Times subscribers, columnist Nicholas Kristof this week divulged that he has seen evangelical Christians doing selfless, crucial service in the world’s most dangerous places among the most desperately poor, even though liberals know evangelicals are religious bumpkins. Today, among urban Americans and Europeans, “evangelical Christian” is sometimes a synonym for “rube.” In liberal circles, evangelicals constitute one of the few groups that it’s safe to mock openly.Yet the liberal caricature of evangelicals is incomplete and unfair. I have little in common, politically or theologically, with evangelicals or,...
  • Creator of the Pet Rock, Gary Dahl, Dies at Age 78

    04/01/2015 7:15:30 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 33 replies
    Time ^ | 04/01/2015
    Creator of the Pet Rock, Gary Dahl, Dies at Age 78 Gary Dahl's invention of the pet rock made him a millionaire after it went on sale in 1975. Gary Dahl, the creator of the Pet Rock—”one of the most ridiculously successful marketing schemes ever,” Newsweek once said—died at age 78 on March 23. Dahl first came up with the concept as joke while working as a freelance copywriter, but the idea of a minimal-effort “pet” and its clever packaging resonated with the times—and quickly made him a millionaire after the rocks went on sale for $3.95 apiece in 1975,...
  • Mid-American Conference boycotts Indiana in wake of RFRA

    04/01/2015 7:14:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    SI Wire ^ | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    The Mid-American Conference announced it won't hold championships or meetings in Indiana in response to the state's recent signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, ESPN reported Tuesday. Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said the league would continue to avoid conducting business in the Hoosier state until, "the current matter is brought to a sensible and appropriate conclusion."
  • HIV-related cardiovascular diseases worry medics

    04/01/2015 7:13:57 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 7 replies
    Observer.UG ^ | 3/31/2015 | Rachael Ninsima
    There is growing concern among scientists that inflammation caused by HIV and the side effects of some antiretroviral drugs, especially protease inhibitors, are increasing cardiovascular risk among people living with HIV. This was revealed during the fifth annual East African health and scientific conference held in Kampala last week. It was held under the theme; ‘Investing in health through strengthening regional health systems and institutions towards the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases.’ Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are heart and blood-vessel-related conditions, including hypertension, stroke, heart attacks and heart failure, among others and these account for nine per cent...
  • RFRA: First Michiana, Indiana business to publicly deny same-sex service

    04/01/2015 7:12:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    ABC57 ^ | 04/01/2015 | By Alyssa Marino
    WALKERTON, Ind. - A small-town pizza shop is saying they agree with Governor Pence and the signing of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The O'Connor family, who owns Memories Pizza, says they have a right to believe in their religion and protect those ideals. “If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” says Crystal O'Connor of Memories Pizza. She and her family are standing firm in their beliefs. The O'Connor's have owned Memories Pizza in Walkerton for 9 years. It's a small-town business, with small-town ideals....
  • O'Reilly: My 'Jesus' Movie Gets Bad Reviews Because Of War On Christians

    04/01/2015 7:08:57 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 27 replies
    TPM ^ | March 31, 2015 | Brendan James
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Monday dismissed all criticism of his new film "Killing Jesus," saying that the "secular-progressive left" was giving the film bad reviews because it challenged their anti-religious agenda. "Any embrace of Christian tradition is a danger to the agenda of the left. It was easy to see that in the articles about 'Killing Jesus,'" he said. O'Reilly went on to call a review in the "far-left" Guardian newspaper the most "idiotic thing I have ever read in my life." He also admonished the New York Times for directing readers to a critic who described the...
  • Has the fight over Indiana’s RFRA set the GOP up for failure? [It's a trap!]

    04/01/2015 7:08:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Over the course of this and last week, Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act has set the nation’s hair ablaze as commentators and pundits on the left compete with one another in order to adopt the most disingenuously indignant posture over this relatively commonplace law. I’ve written about why Indiana’s version of this law is not particularly different from the 19 other state-level RFRAs or the federal version. I have also remarked on the fact that a number of individuals, primarily religious minorities, have RFRAs to thank for the safeguarding of their religious sensibilities. I’ve written that these laws...
  • Congressman’s Son Named In Lawsuit Over Clemson Fraternity Brother’s Death

    04/01/2015 7:06:52 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/31/2015
    The family of a Clemson student who died last year has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the school and three fraternity members, including the son of Delaware U.S. Rep. John Carney. Tucker Hipps, a 19-year-old sophomore, died after going over a bridge railing and into Lake Hartwell on Sept. 22. His family’s lawsuit alleges that Hipps was the victim of a fraternity hazing ritual, according to Columbia, S.C.’s newspaper, The State. Hipps was one of 27 Sigma Phi Epsilon pledges embarking on a pre-dawn pledge run. The suit names Clemson University as well as fraternity members Thomas Carter King,...
  • A Texas Ban on Gambling That Doesn’t Quite Work

    Despite laws saying otherwise, casinos thrive throughout the state, an underground billion-dollar industry that operates in a murky realm and engages in a perpetual cat-and-mouse game with the authorities. It is unlawful for slot-machine casinos to pay cash to gamblers, but it is legal to own, operate and play the machines in Texas, as long as the prizes are cheap noncash items such as coffee pots. In 1993, lawmakers approved legislation that seemed so innocuous it was known as the “fuzzy animals” bill. It was intended to ensure that amusement games, such as those played by children at Chuck E....
  • This one absurd sentence sums up the state of the Iran talks

    04/01/2015 7:06:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 1, 2015 | 8:19 am | Philip Klein
    The following sentence appeared in an early Wednesday Reuters update on the current state of the talks over Iran's nuclear program: "Negotiators have a tentative agreement on the rough outline of a possible public statement on the progress they have made so far that would also highlight areas of disagreement, diplomats close to the talks said."
  • Is Barack and Michelle's marriage falling apart? [What happened to the wedding ring?]

    04/01/2015 7:05:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/01/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Ordinarily, the state of other people’s marriages is of no concern to me, unless I know them and their children personally and observe the consequences of strife and disintegration. But we are all affected by the mental and emotional stability of the president of the United States, particularly as the Middle East threatens to explode into an Armageddon-inducing nuclear arms race featuring regimes anxious to bring on the end of the world to realize religious prophecy. The behavior of our commander in chief has been erratic, to say the least. Flying off to Florida for golf in the face...
  • Hillary Clinton Reluctantly Admits (satire)

    04/01/2015 7:04:44 AM PDT · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 6 replies
    The Shovel ^ | 04/01/2015 | The Shovel
    Hillary Clinton Reluctantly Admits She Is ‘His Excellency Lloyd Williamsburg Esq’, Your Long Lost Relative From Nigeria Hillary Clinton has been using her personal email account to send spam.Using the moniker ‘His Excellency Lloyd Williamsburg Esq’ from Nigeria, Mrs Clinton sent tens of thousands of emails to unsuspecting Americans, claiming she had a large inheritance she needed to offload to a US bank account.Mrs Clinton admitted the scam today, saying she was after quick cash to build a war-chest for her Presidential campaign.The revelation explains why the future Presidential hopeful used a personal email account while she was Secretary of...
  • In Indiana religious freedom fight, sports wields considerable clout

    TO GIVE YOU an idea of how influential sports have become in this nation's fractionalized and petty political discourse, just look at the timeline since Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 101 into law last Thursday. Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is openly gay, condemned the law, known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The CEO of Salesforce, the billion-dollar tech company, did as well, Marc Benioff saying he would halt plans to expand into the state. Angie's List announced it, too, was canceling a $40 million expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters, a move that was to add 1,000...
  • Tucker Hipps’ family files lawsuits seeking $50 million in damages (Clemson, SC)

    04/01/2015 7:01:24 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    The State ^ | 03/30/2015 | JOHN MONK
    CLEMSON, SC — The family of the late Clemson student Tucker Hipps on Monday filed lawsuits seeking more than $50 million in damages from Clemson University, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and three individual fraternity members. The lawsuits allege that the 19-year-old Hipps was the victim of a harassing hazing incident during a 2014 pre-dawn pledge run and that Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers attempted to cover up their role in his death by deleting text messages, cellphone calls and – in one case – changing phone numbers. There has been no ruling on the manner of death, according to Oconee County...
  • Fascist WaPo Columnist (Cohen) Says U.S. Has Too Much Democracy, Lauds Iron-Fisted Lee Kuan Yew

    04/01/2015 7:01:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Daily Banter ^ | 04/01/2015 | Tom McKay
    In 2009, everyone’s favorite mustachioed goofball Thomas Friedman wrote a truly regrettable column suggesting that the Communist Party of China was better equipped to handle the problems of the 21st century. This week, history repeats itself with another ignorant dope as racist right-winger and Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen weighed in on the passing of Singapore’s late benevolent dictator Lee Kuan Yew, who ran the country with an authoritarian fist from 1959-1990.There’s a lot to unpack about Lee, who managed to turn around his country’s economy in dazzling time and implement a repressive regime characterized by the undermining of political opposition, sparse...
  • The Great Worker Shortage

    04/01/2015 6:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/01/2015 | Steve Moore
    The great conundrum of the U.S. economy today is that we have record numbers of working age people out of the labor ‎force at the same time we have businesses desperately trying to find workers. As an example, the American Transportation Research Institute estimates there are 30,000 – 35,000 trucker jobs that could be filled tomorrow if workers would take these jobs–a shortage that could rise to 240,000 by 2022. While the jobs market overall remains weak, demand is high for in certain sectors. For skilled and reliable mechanics, welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, computer technicians, and nurses, jobs are plentiful;...
  • Ted Cruz: My First Act As President Will Be To Undo Obama’s Unconstitutional Executive Orders

    04/01/2015 6:57:21 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 1, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tells Breitbart News that if he’s elected President, one of his first actions will be to undo all of President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders.
  • Is Something Amiss in the Obama Household?

    04/01/2015 6:56:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3-31-15 | Esther Goldberg
    Here is a photo taken yesterday of Barack Obama giving Vicky Kennedy, wife of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, a warm, heart-felt hug at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute yesterday. But where is his wedding ring? On March 12 the first couple took separate planes to Burbank where each appeared in a show: he on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Michelle looked radiant cavorting with Ellen. Barack and Jimmy were clearly yucking it up and having a high old time. In these photos, Barack does not look detached and Michelle does not look...
  • No hate crime charges in St. Louis (black-on-white) beating

    04/01/2015 6:51:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    CNN via 4029TV.com ^ | 04/01/2015 | Ed Payne and Ralph Ellis
    (CNN) —There will be no hate crime charges for two males arrested in the beating of a man that may have been sparked by a question about the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. St. Louis police have charged Ronald Williams, 21, with assault. A 15-year-old has also been arrested, according to authorities. There had been speculation that the suspects might be charged with a hate crime because the victim was white and the people who attacked him were black. And because the punches were thrown following the Michael Brown reference.But that won't be happening.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/01/2015 6:50:36 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 2 replies
    4/1/15 | Hiskid
  • With Iran, the Left And The Media Are All About The Narrative

    04/01/2015 6:47:51 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/1/15 | Steve Berman
    The Obama-worshipping sycophantic media always presumes his motives are pure and conservatives are crass and evil.  And they just keep proving it over and over again. The New Yorker penned this piece titled “A Calculated Risk” which lays the blame for Iran’s nuclear ambitions on Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft.   No kidding. Ford’s talks failed, as did negotiations undertaken by the Carter Administration. In 1979, the Shah fell to the Iranian Revolution. Ayatollah Khomeini, believing that nuclear weapons were un-Islamic, initially put Iran’s program on ice. After Khomeini’s death, in 1989, his successors bargained, smuggled, and dissembled, and by...
  • 11-Year-Old Suspended After Recording Teacher Threatening to Beat Up Students

    04/01/2015 6:47:39 AM PDT · by rightistight · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/1/15 | Aurelius
    A student in Fort Pierce, Florida has been disciplined for recording her teacher threatening to beat up her classmates. 11-Year-Old Brianna Cooper began to record her teacher at Sam Gaines Academy after the educator started to berate her pupils. It soon escalated, with the teacher threatening outright to beat up the pre-teens. “Don’t let size fool you,” the teacher said on the recording. “I will drop you… You don’t know me, that’s all I’m saying. So, don’t give me no look.” She continued, “You’re the biggest kid in 5th grade and you’re acting like the smallest one…. I wonder what...
  • Obama Signs Order Creating New Cyber Sanctions Regime

    04/01/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 1, 2015
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying. "Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," Obama said in a statement after signing an executive order creating the sanctions regime. The order gives the U.S. the authority to sanction individuals, though no specific penalties were announced. Obama said the sanctions would apply to those engaged in malicious cyber activity that aims to harm critical infrastructure, damage computer systems, and steal...
  • University of North Dakota begins campaign to find nickname

    04/01/2015 6:46:22 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-31-15 | AP
    The University of North Dakota is looking for suggestions for a new nickname. The school's nickname committee will be accepting submissions beginning Wednesday until the end of the April. The names must be 25 characters or less. The committee says it is looking for nicknames that are unique, promote pride and strength, represent the state and region, honor the traditions and heritage of the past, and can be a unifying and rallying symbol. A consulting group will research the suggestions for any trademark or copyright infringement. The committee will narrow down the choices for a public vote. The school's Fighting...
  • Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery calls veteran 'enemy' during marijuana debate

    04/01/2015 6:44:29 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 25 replies
    ABC15 Arizona ^ | 3/31/2015 | Sara Goldenberg
    The Maricopa County attorney is coming under fire for calling a veteran an "enemy" during a debate-- and he's not backing down from his words. This all unfolded at a debate over legalizing marijuana last week hosted by the Tempe Republican Women. Bill Montgomery told a veteran he had no respect for him after the vet asked for a meeting to discuss how medical marijuana has improved his life. "With all due respect sir, your name calling, 'potheads' offends me,” said Don Ream during a Q & A portion of the debate. Ream is a Vietnam veteran. He's been a...
  • Indiana’s Law Is Not the Return of Jim Crow

    04/01/2015 6:42:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    ‘I could have handled that better.” I don’t know if the captain of the Titanic ever said that. But Mike Pence did on Tuesday. The Indiana governor has managed to step on an impressive number of parts of his own anatomy recently and in the process gravely injured what was already a long-shot ambition to run for president in 2016. Earlier this month he signed the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act in a private ceremony. In attendance were prominent opponents of gay marriage. In response, great algae plumes of righteous outrage erupted across the Internet. Gay-rights groups, the Democratic party,...
  • IS crisis: Parents of radicalised children 'not going to police'

    04/01/2015 6:37:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 1, 2015
    Parents and teachers are not telling police about children who may try to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group for fear of criminalising them, a former senior prosecutor has said. Nazir Afzal said headteachers were "struggling" to offer advice to parents who did not know where to get help. Two London heads had told him they were "scared" some pupils could flee during the Easter holidays, Mr Afzal said. More than 500 Britons are believed to have joined IS in Syria and Iraq. The concerns were "very, very real", Mr Afzal said, adding that teenagers were being lured by...