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  • Meet the 30-somethings who are running our federal government.

    05/17/2016 9:17:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/17/16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What exactly has birthed the Pajama Boy aristocracy — our overclass of pretentious, inexperienced, and smug 30-something masters of the universe? Prolonged adolescence? Affluence? The disappearance of physical chores and muscular labor? The collapse of traditional liberal education and the triumph of the therapeutic mindset? Disdain for or ignorance of life outside the Boston–New York–Washington corridor? Political correctness as a sort of careerist indemnity that allows one to live a sheltered and apartheid existence? The shift in collective values and status from production, agriculture, and manufacturing to government, law, finance, and media? The reinvention of the university as a social-awareness...
  • Sen. Manchin Stonewalls on Gun Control: 'Honey ... I'm Not Talking to You Anymore'

    12/18/2012 9:21:04 AM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies ^ | 12-18-2012 | Kerry Picket
    In the wake of the tragedy, Democrats are calling to pass the Assault Weapons Ban. When asked by Breitbart News, Manchin disagreed that his remarks on MSNBC show his stance on the second amendment have flipped. "I didn't change my mind on anything. I think everything is open for discussion." It should be noted that Manchin, also known for breaking campaign promises on tax hikes, may have a difficult time explaining his turnaround on guns to voters in his own state. West Virginia, a state President Obama lost in 2008 and 2012, has one of the highest rate of gun...
  • Surprise: CA Education Tax Hike Will Go to Wall Street Cronies

    11/19/2012 10:30:52 AM PST · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    California Governor Jerry Brown hailed his signature tax-hike to fund education—known as Proposition 30—as a towering achievement that will ensure educational excellence in higher education and spare those trapped in poor and failing K-12 California public schools from budget cuts. But a new study by five UC Berkeley doctoral students titled “Swapping Our Future: How Taxpayers And Students Are Funding Risky UC Borrowing and Wall Street Profits” says that millions of dollars of the freshly raised revenues won’t go to California’s school children.
  • Prop. 30 Taxes Diverted to Wall Street, Students Get Shafted

    11/16/2012 1:07:20 PM PST · by massmike · 8 replies ^ | 11/16/2012 | Leighton Woodhouse
    Millions of dollars in new tax revenue earmarked for the University of California system as part of the state’s recently passed Proposition 30 will instead be routed to major financial firms, because of bad bets made by a Wall Street-influenced UC Board of Regents. Proposition 30 was passed last week by California voters in part to stem the tide of perpetual tuition hikes and the rapid decline of public higher education in the state. But because of the Regents’ predilection for gambling with student tuition money, much of that new tax revenue will be routed away from tuition relief and...
  • Under Obama: 30 Worst Months of Employment Over The Past 25 Years

    05/24/2012 5:14:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 5-23-12 | jeffrey anderson
    The federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes monthly tallies for the employment-population ratio. That stat shows something rather straightforward: Among those who are living in America and are free to pursue employment, what percentage are employed? (The bureau excludes those who are under 16 years old, are active-duty military, or are — in the bureau’s own words — “inmates of institutions (for example, penal and mental facilities, homes for the aged),” from its tallies.) Over the past quarter of a century (a total of 300 months), dating back to May 1987 and the Reagan administration, here are the 30...
  • Say What? 30 Ben Bernanke Quotes That Are So Stupid That You Won’t Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry

    07/13/2011 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | December, 2010 | The Economic Collapse
    Did you see Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on 60 Minutes the other night?  Bernanke portrayed the Federal Reserve as the great protector of the U.S. economy, he claimed that unemployment would be 15 percent higher if the Federal Reserve had sat back and done nothing during the financial crisis and he even started laying the groundwork for a third round of quantitative easing.  Unfortunately, 60 Minutes did not ask Bernanke any hard questions and did not challenge him on his past record.  It was almost as if they considered Bernanke to be above criticism.  But someone in the mainstream...
  • The 30-Cent Tax Premium

    04/18/2011 9:23:42 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-18-11 | Art Laffer
    In a study published last week by the Laffer Center, my colleagues Wayne Winegarden, John Childs and I estimate that these costs alone are a staggering $431 billion annually. This is a cost markup of 30 cents on every dollar paid in taxes. And this is not even a complete accounting of the costs of tax complexity.
  • "30 State Project" to get 60 conservative senators [vanity]

    09/12/2010 5:50:19 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 13 replies
    Forgive the vanity, but wanted to put a goal/slogan out there. Here's 30 states who have the political base to elect 60 conservative senators, and form a firewall against RINOs and liberals. 1) MT 2) ID 3) NV 4) UT 5) WY 6) CO 7) NM 8) TX 9) OK 10) TN 11) KS 12) NB 13) SD 14) ND 15) AZ 16) MO 17) AR 18) MS 19) LA 20) AL 21) GA 22) SC 23) NC 24) VA 25) WV 26) KY 27) OH 28) IN 29) FL 30) AK This cycle looks excellent for purging libs and...
  • Naked Kelly Brook posters blasted as 'deadly distraction for drivers'

    08/06/2010 7:47:37 AM PDT · by Scythian · 126 replies · 2+ views
    Safety campaigners have blasted a billboard campaign featuring stunning model Kelly Brook naked as a 'deadly distraction'. The new adverts, which show the busty brunette in nothing but a pair of Reebok trainers, have been launched this week, at busy junctions and traffic hotspots across the UK. But driving safety experts at the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have slammed the 40-foot billboards, claiming Kelly's 'killer curves' are certain to cause serious or possibly even fatal accidents as excited male drivers crane their necks for a close look.
  • Michael Vick Protesters Flock to Oakland Coliseum for Eagles-Raiders Game

    10/18/2009 5:31:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 782+ views
    NFL Fanhouse ^ | Oct 18, 2009 | NANCY GAY
    About 30 animal rights protesters gathered outside the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sunday, waving signs decrying dogfighting in response to Michael Vick's arrival with the Philadelphia Eagles and drawing mostly praise from Raiders fans entering the stadium. Oakland has been the happy ending for many of the animals rescued from Vick's dogfighting and gambling operation in Virginia. Ten of the dogs in Vick's pit bull collection -- the ones that could be saved and rehabilitated -- found new lives in San Francisco's East Bay, fostered and treated by the group BAD RAP (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls). On Sunday,...
  • iPhone 3.0 OS upgrade release Wednesday

    06/15/2009 11:51:31 PM PDT · by Niteflyr · 43 replies · 1,332+ views
    iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update The free iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update includes some great new features, as well as all the features from previous updates. iPhone OS 3.0 also lets you run the next generation of iPhone apps, like peer-to-peer games1 and more. If you’ve never updated before, now is the perfect time.
  • Serbia Won't Give Up Kosovo For EU Membership - Official

    08/13/2007 4:18:54 PM PDT · by Flavius · 12 replies · 598+ views
    ap ^ | 8/13/07 | ap
    BELGRADE (AP)--Serbia rejects any plan to partition Kosovo, an official said Monday, stressing it would never give up the disputed province even if the cost was being denied membership in the European Union. Serb and Kosovo officials will hold the next round of talks with international envoys Aug. 30 in Vienna, Austria, as part of a 120-day effort to break the impasse over Kosovo, an ethnic Albanian negotiator said Monday. Last week, envoys from the U.S., E.U. and Russia visited the region for three days to launch the diplomatic push after Russia threatened to block a U.N.- negotiated plan to...
  • Is 20 pound for the weight like 30 pounds if a guy lifts?

    07/18/2007 5:22:46 PM PDT · by charming_harmonica · 2,522 replies · 16,860+ views
    Jul 18 2007 | Vanity
    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?
  • 30% of IDF's New Officers Are Religious

    02/23/2007 4:43:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 321+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | February 24, 2007 | (
    The IDF has welcomed hundreds of new men and women to the ranks of combat officers with the completion of the latest combat officers' training course on Thursday. 30% of the soldiers who completed the course consider themselves religious or "traditional." The unit with the highest success rate is the Paratroopers: 97% of the paratroopers who entered the Officers' Course completed it successfully. 60% of the new officers are from the Infantry Corps (which include the paratroopers), 15% from Engineering, 8% from the tanks and another 8% from Artillery. 6% of the new officers are women.
  • U.S.-led forces kill 30 battling Shiite forces

    10/09/2006 8:54:44 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 639+ views
    U.S. is growing more impatient over militia power BAGHDAD — The U.S.-led coalition said it killed 30 fighters in a battle Sunday with the country's most powerful Shiite militia amid growing American impatience with the Iraqi government's inability to stop militias responsible for escalating sectarian violence. The clash was the second with the Mahdi Army in the predominantly Shiite southern city of Diwaniyah in as many months. Officials from the party of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, which heads the militia, denied any of their fighters were killed. A U.S. Abrams tank was seriously damaged when it was hit by...
  • 30 Terrorists Killed in Iraq; Weapons Caches Found, Insurgents Captured

    10/08/2006 6:15:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 846+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2006 – Iraqi and U.S. soldiers killed about 30 terrorists and detained a high-value target after an attack in Diwaniyah today, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, supported by Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were conducting a combined combat patrol to detain a high-value target when their patrol was attacked with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Iraqi and coalition soldiers engaged the enemy forces and killed about 30 of the terrorists in the...
  • Convict Caught in Tenn. After 30 Years

    09/14/2006 4:43:02 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 969+ views ^ | 9 14 06 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan psychiatric facility in 1976 was back behind bars Thursday after living most of his 30 years on the run as an otherwise law-abiding family man in Tennessee, authorities said. Thomas Ball, 76, was arrested at his Nashville home Wednesday morning, Deputy U.S. Marshal Danny Shelton said. Ball had been using the name Thomas Fry and had run a storage business near Nashville for years with a woman he called his wife, Shelton said. After she died last year, he turned to the government for financial help, and that led...
  • Rush Limbaugh's Dominican Stag Party

    07/07/2006 7:39:13 AM PDT · by RDTF · 181 replies · 7,718+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 6, 2006 | Smoking Gun
    JULY 6--Rush Limbaugh was traveling with four other men--including the producers of the hit show "24"--when he was detained over a mislabeled bottle of Viagra found in his luggage during a Customs search. A Department of Homeland security passenger manifest shows that Limbaugh and his four buddies flew from the Dominican Republic on a Gulfstream IV jet owned by Premiere Radio Networks, which syndicates his radio program. Limbaugh returned to Palm Beach, Florida on June 26 with Joel Surnow, "24"'s co-creator and executive producer and Howard Gordon, another of the Fox hit's executive producers (Hollywood agent Jeffrey Benson was also...
  • Michael SAVAGE (on vacation) Rick Roberts Thread

    06/26/2006 3:12:28 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 61 replies · 2,176+ views
  • The Sniper's Plan: Kill Six Whites A Day For 30 Days (Muhammad - Malvo)

    05/24/2006 8:40:08 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Harry Mount
    The sniper's plan: kill six whites a day for 30 days By Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 25/05/2006) One of the two snipers who murdered 10 people in a killing spree that terrorised Washington has revealed their plans to kill hundreds of children, policemen and rescue workers in an attempt to shut down cities across the country. John Allen Muhammad, 45, and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, 21, brought America's capital to a standstill in 2002 as they picked off white targets at petrol stations and shops in the city's prosperous suburbs. Muhammad: ‘a coward’ Malvo testified that Muhammad,...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • Eight Suspects Detained in Iraq; Forces Find 30 Weapons Caches

    03/11/2006 3:57:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 326+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Force Iraq news
    WASHINGTON, March 11, 2006 – Iraqi and coalition forces detained eight suspects today in a joint operation in Baghdad. The men are suspected of kidnapping, manufacturing car bombs, and financing and supporting terrorists, officials said. Four men were detained at the Al Khayr Mosque Complex, identified as a possible al Qaeda safe haven, and the others were detained from sites raided during the operation. Iraqi forces led the joint operation and discovered several rooftop fighting positions, AK-47s and Molotov cocktails. In other news, over an 11-day period, U.S. and Iraqi servicemembers together have discovered 30 hidden weapons caches in Baqubah,...
  • Discovery Of 30 Ovens And Silos Behind Shian Dam (Iran)

    12/01/2005 2:21:22 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 1,008+ views
    CHN ^ | 12-1-2005
    12/1/2005 1:43:00 PM Discovery of 30 Ovens and Silos behind Shian DamLatest archaeological excavations behind Shian Dam led to the discovery of 30 silos and ovens belonging to the Sassanid era. Tehran, 1 December 2005 (CHN) -- The archaeological excavations at the back of Shian Dam in Kermanshah province resulted in the finding of 30 silos and ovens dating back to the Sassanid era. Archaeologists believe that they should have belonged to the nomads of the region some 2000 years ago. Previous to this, a big fire temple, which is supposed to be one of the biggest fire temples belonging...
  • Cassava kills 30 kids in Bohol

    03/10/2005 12:50:44 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 53 replies · 5,426+ views ^ | 3 10 05 | Jose Sollano
    Thirty elementary school children died of food poisoning yesterday after eating a native delicacy made from cassava flour at the San Jose Elementary School in Mabini town, Bohol. San Jose Vice Mayor Ester Tabigi said authorities had not yet determined exactly how many children had fallen ill, but at least 50 were still in critical condition last night in various hospitals in the nearby towns of Ubay and Talibon. Some children were brought as far as the provincial capital of Tagbilaran City, some 100 kilometers from Mabini. Reports said the children, mostly second and third-grade pupils, started complaining of stomach...
  • Siberians Fear Minus 30 Is Too Warm For Comfort (Global Warming)

    03/04/2005 6:26:42 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 749+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-5-2005 | Julius Strauss
    Siberians fear minus 30 is too warm for comfort By Julius Strauss in Yuchyugay (Filed: 05/03/2005) The afternoon high is a little below minus 30 degrees Celsius an hour outside the small Siberian settlement of Yuchyugay, even in the pale winter sun. But at this time of the year, locals say with a frown, it should be a steady minus 50. As cars roll across the wide, frozen rivers, traces of running water show where the current runs so fast that the ice melts, a phenomenon, the locals insist, that should only occur much later in the season. Environmental research...
  • This is Palestinian Peace?

    02/25/2005 4:50:47 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 467+ views
    Four Israeli kids were killed and 30 wounded today by a Palestinian homicide bomber. The young Israelis’ crime? They were waiting in line to get into a nightclub in Tel Aviv. This is the Palestinians’ idea of “peace?” According to the BBC, Alon Kotler, a paramedic who treated several of the wounded told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that rescuers had found "young people lying on top of each other, most of them moderately to seriously wounded". What happened to the “truce” the Palestinian Authority (PA) agreed to with Israel at the summit in Egypt on February 8? What has the...
  • Online Contest: What does liberalism stand for - in one sentence of no more than 30 words

    02/17/2005 6:54:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 134 replies · 1,769+ views
    The Liberal Agenda by The Readers of The American Prospect We’re taking suggestions: What does liberalism stand for? Anybody who's ever had to raise money knows the meaning of the phrase "elevator pitch": You're in an elevator with a potential moneybags, and you have, say, seven floors to tell him why he should write you a check. Well, we all know the basic outline of conservatism's elevator pitch: "We believe in freedom and liberty, and we're for low taxes, less government, traditional values, and a strong national defense." But what is liberalism's? We at the Prospect have, among us, attended...
  • AL QAEDA PLANS TO DROP GAY BOMBS Men within 30 miles of the blast will instantly turn queer!

    01/06/2005 11:45:00 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 47 replies · 2,051+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 08/10/2004 | Nick Jefferies
    EXTREMIST Muslim scientists are developing a bomb that turns anyone within a 30-mile radius of its blast into a homosexual, say U.S. Intelligence insiders. It's all a part of the Al Qaeda master plan to pull our country apart and kill the patriotism that makes us strong. " They believe that making more Americans gay will start civil war between gays and ultraconservatives," says one highly placed intelligence officer. "They also figure it will lead to a decrease in the U.S. population." The Gay Bomb was already in the planning stages when Osama Bin Laden and close, intimate friend Muhammad...
  • Taser sues N.C.-based rival over advertising (Stinger CEO suggests a duel @ 30 feet)

    12/21/2004 8:08:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 512+ views ^ | 12/21/04
    Taser sues N.C.-based rival over advertising Associated Press Posted on Tue, Dec. 21, 2004 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Taser International Inc. has filed a lawsuit against North Carolina-based rival Stinger Systems Inc., a rival maker of stun guns, alleging false advertising and unlawful patent marketing. On Tuesday, Taser said Stinger claims to be certified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and that its gun was the first ATF-certified weapon. Scottsdale-based Taser said the ATF does not certify stun guns, it regulates them, and also said it now owns a product that has been regulated by the ATF since the...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • The Debate: Jim Lehrer vs. President Bush OR John Kerry vs. John Kerry

    10/01/2004 7:46:28 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 16 replies · 1,492+ views ^ | October 1, 2004
    The pundits are already prognosticating about last night’s presidential debates. Many say John Kerry “won,” but that’s not yet entirely clear. Am I the only person who noticed Kerry’s constant smirking, nodding, head-shaking, and general smugness while the President answered questions? Didn’t anyone else notice Jim Lehrer’s loaded questions directed at President Bush? Maybe Kerry scored a few points for debating, but he certainly didn’t win the November election early. A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll of 615 registered voters who viewed the debate showed that Kerry “fared better” than Bush, but also revealed that those same voters still preferred President Bush...
  • Sudan: U.S. to smash us like Iraq (U.N. deadline to disarm expired on August 30)

    09/07/2004 5:05:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 837+ views ^ | 9/07/04
    Sudan: U.S. to smash us like Iraq Tuesday, September 7, 2004 Posted: 6:59 AM EDT (1059 GMT) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) -- Washington's threat of sanctions against Sudan over the Darfur crisis is part of a U.S. conspiracy aimed at destroying the government in Khartoum as it did in Iraq and Somalia, a senior Sudanese official said. "Sudan is not afraid of the threat of sanctions by the United States, which is using the crisis in Darfur to weaken and destroy the government of Sudan in a similar fashion in which they devastated Iraq and Somalia," said Angelo Beda, Deputy...
  • 30 Killed As Political Squabbling Spells Trouble For Handover

    05/31/2004 5:40:26 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 114+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-1-2004 | Julius Strauss/Jack Fairweather
    30 killed as Iraq political squabbling spells trouble for handover By Julius Strauss and Jack Fairweather in Baghdad (Filed: 01/06/2004) America and its Iraqi allies were locked in intense backroom bargaining last night over the appointment of a new president to head the country when the coalition hands over power at the end of this month. While fresh violence flared across the country yesterday, killing more than 30 Iraqi militants, civilians and American soldiers, the political deadlock broke the United Nations deadline of May 31 to name a new interim government. It is not now clear when the line-up will...
  • Council does about face on strip club rezone issue --- received $30,000 in campaign contributions.

    08/12/2003 7:25:27 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 212+ views
    KING 5 News ^ | 08/12/03 | ROBERT MAK
    SEATTLE - A small trip of land in the back of a Lake City strip club ignited a firestorm of controversy. A couple of months ago, the Seattle City Council approved rezoning the land so Rick's Nightclub could add eight parking spaces. But on Monday, in a rare move, the council rescinded its own vote and took back the rezoning in what has become one of the most embarrassing controversies at City Hall. "The integrity and reputation of this council has been called into question," said Peter Steinbrueck, Seattle City Council. It turns out that three council members - Judy...
  • Polls Show Growing Support for Bush (Oklahoman Editorial with Anti/Daschle/Kerry comments)

    03/19/2003 9:07:47 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 72 replies · 369+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 19 March 2003 | The Oklahoman Editorial
    Polls Show Growing Support for Bush 2003-03-19 THE Bush administration couldn't rally United Nations Security Council support for military action to disarm Saddam Hussein. But it achieved something that probably is more important on the eve of war: solid backing from the American people. Polls taken after President Bush's speech Monday night show 65 to 71 percent of Americans support going to war against Saddam's regime, even without the U.N.'s blessing. Surveys taken by the Washington Post/ABC News, MSNBC and the Wall Street Journal reflect growing support for Bush in excess of the usual patriotic bump a president gets before...
  • [Novak: Clinton Cooked Government Books?]Can We Remove the "?" Now?

    11/10/2002 6:32:02 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 50 replies · 547+ views
    CNN/Inside Politics ^ | August 9, 2002 | Robert Novak
    <p>"Through all of President Clinton's last two years in office, the announced level of before-tax profits was at least 10 percent too high -- a discrepancy rising close to 30 percent during the last presidential campaign. Most startling, the Commerce Department in 2000 showed the economy on an upswing through most of the election year while in fact it was declining."</p>