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  • Boehner Parties in the Hamptons, Tells Joy Behar: 'I Am Obama's Best Friend'

    09/23/2014 1:04:09 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/14
    House Speaker John Boehner put comedienne Joy Behar in a headlock this weekend while in the Hamptons campaigning for Republican Lee Zeldin, telling the liberal former co-host of The View, “I am Obama’s best friend."
  • FSU 2013-14 the best college football team of all time?

    02/02/2014 2:11:20 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 48 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Is the FSU 2013-14 team the best college football team of all time? Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, and even the Florida Gaytors have all fielded excellent teams. But which is the BEST of all time? One person I know insists it is this year's FSU team. But, what say YOU?
  • Obama Calls Waxman One of the Best Ever Lawmakers Ever

    01/30/2014 6:12:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/30/14 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama today lauded retiring 20-term Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) as one of the most accomplished legislators of all time. “Early in the 20th Century, Henry Waxman’s grandparents came to America, the land of opportunity, and found a place where they could build a better life for themselves and their families. Over the course of 40 years in Congress, their grandson has fought to give every American family that same chance,” Obama said in a statement. “Thanks to Henry’s leadership, Americans breath cleaner air, drink cleaner water, eat safer food, purchase safer products, and, finally, have access to quality, affordable...
  • Mantis shrimp have the world’s best eyes – but why?

    09/08/2013 8:04:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 9/4/13 | Amanda Franklin
    As humans, we experience an amazing world of colour, but what can other animals see? Some see much more than us, but how they use this vision is largely unknown. We see what we see because our eyes have three photoreceptors, red, green and blue. Our vision is good compared to dogs which have only two photoreceptors (green and blue), but is nothing compared to many birds who have four photoreceptors: ultraviolet (UV) as well as red, green and blue. The addition of a UV photoreceptor is hard to imagine, but if we consider invertebrate vision it gets even more...
  • James Best, Truly the BEST of Hollywood

    09/08/2013 4:48:26 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    SurfKY.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Paul McRee
    Mention the name James Best, and the first Best character that comes to most people’s mind is Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on the long-running hit TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard". But there is much more to know about this still active 87-year-young actor, accomplished artist, author, college professor, and songwriting guitarist.
  • Ok time for a SERIOUS vanity...What was your BEST car and why, Worst and why...

    03/05/2013 11:52:09 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 138 replies
    05 March 2013 | US Navy Vet
    I'll start, Best-1974 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 2 door just ABSOLUTLY beautiful! Worst-1979 Ford Futura DAMN thing couldn't get out of it's own way, got PASSED by a Ford Pinto on the 805 to the 92(I think)South in San Diego.
  • The Best and Worst Run Cities in America

    01/17/2013 8:31:48 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 13 replies
    247 Wall St. ^ | January 5, 2012 at 6:15 am
    9. Chandler, Ariz. > Violent crime per 1,000 people: 2.86 (14th lowest) > Poverty rate: 8.2% (6th lowest) > Adult population graduated from high school: 91.5% (13th highest) > Credit rating: Aaa (stable outlook) > Population: 236,775 Chandler is one of the newest large cities in the U.S. The city was incorporated in 1951, but the population did not truly expand until very recently. In 1980, Chandler, which is located within the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, had a population of 30,000. Now, it has a population of 247,000. There are countless examples of cities that experienced this level of growth,...
  • Long Beach Best Western staff to be laid off as Measure N date nears (forced elevated minimum wage)

    12/20/2012 4:33:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/14/12 | Kelsey Duckett
    Long Beach Best Western staff to be laid off as Measure N date nearsBy Kelsey Duckett Staff Writer Updated: 12/14/2012 06:50:37 PM PST Days before a ballot measure forcing pay and benefit requirements on Long Beach's largest hotels is set to go into effect, one hotel is cutting back on rooms and laying off workers. **SNIP** "This is devastating," Shelton said. "We really want to send a strong message to the hotel community that this is not OK. Hotels that don't abide by this pay increase are undermining democracy." Passing with 64.3 percent of the vote, according to the Los...
  • Frommers' 10 worst and best airport terminals in the world

    11/09/2012 9:52:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2012
    If you've ever been stuck at New York's JFK airport or Newark International Airport you know all to well how depressing and inhospitable some of their terminals are. If caught in weather delays, travelers can easily find themselves sitting on the floor for lack of seats, or tentatively using over-used bathrooms. With that in mind, Frommers.com released to USA Today its choices of the 10 worst and best airport terminals. The travel guide site based its rankings on cleanliness, services, on-time departures, navigation, and ease of travel to and from a city's center. New York JFK's terminal 3, used for...
  • Obama: Voting 'Best Revenge' Against Romney

    11/02/2012 11:57:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/2/12 | John Nolte
    As is often the case when he goes off-teleprompter, at a campaign stop in Ohio today, Obama revealed a side of himself we haven’t seen since Hurricane Sandy gave him the opportunity to play The American President for a few days. The old Divider-In-Chief returned with a vengeance when in the middle of an attack on Mitt Romney he told a crowd at a campaign rally to stop booing and, " Vote! Voting's the best revenge!" What he obviously meant was that voting is the best revenge against Mitt Romney.
  • Best Majors for GRE Scores: Still Physics and Philosophy

    08/25/2012 9:26:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Best Majors for GRE Scores: Still Physics and Philosophy Monday, August 20, 2012 Fall is just around the corner, and that means many college seniors will soon face an enemy more daunting than senioritis itself: the Graduate Record Examinations. Many schools require GRE test scores for admission to their graduate programs, and the tests are supposed to be one of the most objective measures of prospective students. GRE scores can make or break a graduate school application, so how should students prepare? Although there are a plethora of study books and materials available, decisions made freshman year may determine...
  • Action Alert – Best Buy: TV's, Computers and Hamas

    04/24/2012 9:45:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Islamist-Watch.org ^ | 4/17/12 | Marc J. Fink
    Ailing Retail Giant Sponsors Hamas-Linked Islamist Group, Refuses to Rule Out Future Funding to Islamic Radicals Think again before buying your next flat-screen television or computing device from Best Buy. The struggling retail giant recently used profits from American consumers to fund the annual banquet of a group closely linked to Hamas. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently listed Best Buy as a "Platinum Sponsor." Best Buy has refused to rule out future support for CAIR through numerous messages to its public relations department. The big box retailer is already in chaos amid the recent...
  • Best of the World 2012 (Pittsburgh, PA makes list!!)

    03/16/2012 11:52:35 AM PDT · by dickmc · 30 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 2012 | Unknown
    What places are calling your name for 2012? Whatever your mood, Traveler magazine has a recommendation for you—from the romantic hills of Croatia to the perfect beach in Thailand.
  • PRESIDENT REAGAN'S BEST ONE-LINER

    02/03/2012 9:48:00 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/23/2009
    PRESIDENT REAGAN'S BEST ONE-LINER
  • Op-Ed: Arab Scholar Ibn Warraq Tells "Why the West is Best"

    12/27/2011 3:48:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/11 | Giulio Meotti
    A scathing critique of Islam from within. Interview with Ibn Warraq, the man the NY Sun called "the Bertrand Russel of Islam: "The Ayatollah Khomeini once said that there are no jokes in Islam". You'd better believe it. Prior to 2007, Ibn Warraq refused to show his face in public due to fears for his personal safety. With “Why I Am Not A Muslim”, his 1995 most famous book, he became Islam’s most outspoken critic and the mentor of personalities such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Christopher Hitchens. The New York Sun called him “the Bertrand Russell of Islam”, while...
  • VOTE: What are the best and worst Christmas songs of all time?

    12/21/2011 8:08:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 206 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/20/11
    VOTE: What are the best and worst Christmas songs of all time?Last Updated: 10:11 AM, December 20, 2011 Can't stand "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"? Do you listen to "Santa Baby" on repeat? Vote for what you think are the best and most annoying Christmas songs below, and see the results in an upcoming Post story.
  • Why BEST Will Not Settle the Climate Debate

    11/17/2011 9:47:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2011 | S. Fred Singer
    Global warming has re-entered public consciousness in recent days, partly because of the buzz surrounding the release of warming results from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project. The reaction of the "warmistas" has been jubilant, yet hilariously wrong. Will they ever learn? They've latched on to the BEST result as their last best hope for rescuing misbegotten schemes to control emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2. Leading the pack has been the Washington Post (Oct. 25), whose columnist tried to write off Republican presidential candidates Bachmann, Cain, and Perry as "cynical diehards," deniers, idiots, or whatever. I sent the...
  • Name THE person, who is not running for President, that would be the BEST in the Job.

    11/14/2011 5:41:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 258 replies
    Texas Fossil ^ | 11-14-11 | Texas Fossil
    It is clear there is nothing like a consensus about who should be the Republican Candidate for President. We all know the people who should really be in the job don't want to take a pay cut and put up with the slanderous treatment by the MSM. Is it time for the process to change? We have the technology to do some amazing things. Can we run an internal poll and decide what potential candidate would be the best possible person to lead the country. I am convinced it would be none of the above (current candidates running). Anyone think...
  • Climategate II? 'Science-Settling' Study 'Proving' Global Warming Allegedly Shows None

    10/30/2011 6:43:11 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 30, 2011 | Tom Blumer
    "A story breaking in the UK contends that results obtained by the prof's BEST (Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures) project team, instead of "settling the debate" in favor of warmists, showed that global warming "has stopped." If so, this is potentially as explosive as the "hide the decline" conspiracy uncovered almost two years ago when the Climategate emails surfaced."
  • The End of Climategate? New data on global temperature trends sheds light on the 2009 climate...

    11/01/2011 3:27:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | November 1, 2011 | Ronald Bailey
    New data on global temperature trends sheds light on the 2009 climate change scandal. Climategate erupted into public with the release in November 2009 of thousands of emails sent to and from researchers associated with the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. It became a scandal because some of the emails seemed to suggest that prominent climate researchers may have fiddled with historical climate data with the goal of making recent increases in global average temperature look worse than it is. Suspicion was cast on three sets of historical temperature data, Hadley Centre/CRU series, the NASA...
  • Global Warming Study Claims There IS Warming….Or Does It? Co-Author Refutes Conclusion

    10/30/2011 4:02:00 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-30-11 | Curt
    It was hailed as the scientific study that ended the global warming debate once and for all – the research that, in the words of its director, ‘proved you should not be a sceptic, at least not any longer’. Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley University in California, and his colleagues from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures project team (BEST) claimed to have shown that the planet has warmed by almost a degree centigrade since 1950 and is warming continually. Published last week ahead of a major United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa, next month, their work was...
  • America first! FR first! (in that order). Go ahead, do it. Contribute to FR. :D

    10/30/2011 11:50:56 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
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    Think please for one short moment, of your daily browsing habits. Honestly.
  • CME Saves The Best For Friday 6 PM Last, Lowers Treasury Bond Margins

    06/03/2011 4:32:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/3/11 | Tyler Durden
    Just in case the broad speculator public did not get the message earlier this week after the CME lowered ES margins, just in time for the market to sell off and send realized vol surging (while of course ignoring plunging vol in gold, silver and all other commodities), the CME has completed the "paint by Rahmian numbers" puzzle, and has made clear which other asset class has the investment "go ahead" by the administration. As of a few minutes ago, the initial and outright margins for 10Y and 30 Y Treasury Bond Futures, 10 Year On The Runs, 7 Year...
  • The Best DNC Chair the GOP Ever Had

    05/27/2011 5:10:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/27/11 | John Hayward
    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz keeps the hits coming. There are two ways to approach chairmanship of the Republican and Democratic National Committees. The current RNC chair, Reince Priebus, avoids the spotlight and focuses on managerial tasks. His name has been added to the spelling-check libraries of ten thousand word processors, but the man himself remains enigmatic. The other approach is to enter the media arena as a full-contact political combatant, a kind of “super-candidate” who carries the banner of the entire party into rhetorical battle. Priebus’ predecessor, Michael Steele, played it that way. The results were… mixed. Steele’s high-profile stumbles during media...
  • The best of Robert Gibbs

    01/27/2011 11:25:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/27/11 | AMIE PARNES & KARIN TANABE
    Though he is stepping away from the podium, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has certainly made his mark during his two-year tenure as the White House mouthpiece. (Gibbs will be replaced by Jay Carney, communications director for Vice President Joe Biden.) Besides his professional responsibilities as the go-between for the Obama administration and the press corps, Gibbs will also be remembered for his devotion to Auburn football, his mix of pastel ties and his Southern charm. (Of course, he wasn’t always polite - who can forget the foot-in-the door moment in India?) In honor of his departure, POLITICO has...
  • Good Grief… Leading RNC Candidate’s Law Firm Supports Obamacare – Says It’s Constitutional

    12/30/2010 2:03:16 PM PST · by Leisler · 49 replies · 58+ views
    RightNetWork ^ | Thursday, December 30, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    This will go over well with the conservative base… If you thought the fact that RNC Chair candidate, Maria Cino, was an Obamacare lobbyist was outrageous wait until you hear the latest… The leading candidate in the race – Reince Priebus‘s law firm supports Obamacare and says its constitutional! Yes, you read that correctly. Reince Priebus’s law firm supports Obamacare and says its constitutional. Unbelievable.
  • U.S. and Mexico Collaboration Leads to Arrest of Cartel Leader

    09/29/2010 11:42:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | September 27, 2010 | n/a
    September 27, 2010 US and Mexico collaboration leads to arrest of cartel leader MEXICO CITY - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-led Mexico City Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST), consisting of Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security (SSP), along with Mexico's Office of the Attorney General (PGR) Specialized Investigative Unit for Organized Crime (SIEDO), executed an enforcement operation in Jalisco, Mexico, on Saturday which resulted in the arrest of cartel members associated with the leadership of the Sinaloa Federation's methamphetamine production operation. This organization is responsible for smuggling narcotics from Mexico to the United States and bulk currency from the...
  • VANITY: What kind of TV to buy -- ours broke!

    09/28/2010 3:48:34 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 126 replies
    living room | 09/28/10 | self
    The volume control, which has been iffy for a year, finally quit working at all on our old "little" HD TV in the living room. We need a new TV rather quickly, and I am overwhelmed both by the offers around online AND the desires of certain young family members. This should be in the 40s, inchwise, great quality so we don't have to buy one in the near future again, and good for watching movies, TV, sports, Netflix/other computer applications, and serious video gaming. Basically everything! What would you get, or what have you recently purchased that you like?
  • Ten best political lies you've been told (Commiecare™ not mentioned)

    08/20/2010 8:14:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    YES Weekly ^ | 8/18/10 | Brian Clarey
    Ten best political lies you've been toldBy Brian Clarey Wednesday, August 18, 2010 We are no. 1 It’s bearing down on election time again, and as the selfinterested moonbats — uh, sorry, candidates — jockey for advantage, they’re gonna tell some whoppers. One you might hear from the conservative faction is that the US doesn’t need to change anything because we’re already the greatest country in the world. Now, I like living here as much as the next guy, but the numbers just don’t bear out. We are No. 29 in life expectancy, No. 17 in women’s rights, No. 32...
  • 100 Best Places to Live in America, 2010 edition

    07/12/2010 7:18:13 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 45 replies · 3+ views
    Money/CNN ^ | 7-12-10 | Beth Braverman, Veronica Crews, Anne C. Lee, Jessica Levine, Ismat Sarah Mangla, Vanessa Richardson,
    If you focus only on the averages, life in the typical American town frankly doesn't seem so hot right now. The median home continues to lose value. Cash-strapped state and local governments are cutting services. And unemployment, at 9.3%, is still high. But those bummer statistics obscure one important-and encouraging-fact: There are plenty of outliers. MONEY found them through its annual search for the best places in America, which this year focused on the nation's small cities (those with populations of 50,000 to 300,000). Reporters crunched reams of data to find the optimal combo of job opportunities, fiscal strength, top-notch...
  • This Week In Politics...

    06/20/2010 7:35:56 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/20/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
    A weekly round-up of events around the nation that you may have missed...
  • Why France is best place to live in world

    02/11/2010 1:08:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1,438+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/11/10 | Daniela Deane
    London, England (CNN) -- Bindi Dupouy, an Australian living in Paris, and her French husband, just had their first child, a son born in the country. Dupouy, a 28-year-old lawyer, got almost five months paid maternity leave from her company for the birth. She can take another seven months off beyond that -- a year total -- unpaid, if she wants, with her job guaranteed under French law. When her son Louis was born, healthy and by way of a normal delivery, she got to stay in her local French hospital, around the corner from where she lives, for five...
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu Accused of Swapping Influence for Campaign Cash

    01/08/2008 7:04:14 PM PST · by Islander7 · 47 replies · 250+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 8, 2008 | Not Stated
    WASHINGTON — A Washington watchdog has filed a complaint against Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, suggesting she may have traded her influence on a specific earmark for $30,000 in campaign contributions. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on Tuesday demanded the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. district courts in Louisiana and Texas investigate whether Landrieu, who is in her second term, broke federal law back in 2001 by including a $2 million earmark in the District of Columbia appropriations bill for a company whose lobbyists had thrown her a fundraiser just days earlier. That event, held four days...
  • The Best and Worst of 2009 Part II

    01/03/2010 11:33:21 AM PST · by Starman417 · 195+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-02-10 | Mike's America
    May through July saw the stirrings of renewed conservative momentum!In Part I of this review of 2009 we traced the early signs of crumbling of the Obama fantasy. The unraveling of what Bill Clinton called the "Fairy Tale" of Obama began shortly after he took office. By mid march, many conservatives and GOP pundits who got caught up in "hoax and chains" were already admitting their mistake. Soon, moderates and independent voters who were key to Obama's election victory would begin deserting as it became all too clear they felt he ran as a centrist but was governing as a...
  • BEST RESTAURANT CONTEST! TIME FOR YOU TO CHOOSE

    11/27/2009 5:12:04 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 10 replies · 822+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/27/2009 | Staff
    You have spoken. The nominations are in for our Best Restaurant Contest! We have your picks and now it's time for you to crown the winners in each category.
  • Best Buy Has No Problem Wishing Muslims "Happy Eid al-Adha", But not Christmas!

    11/24/2009 8:36:00 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 20 replies · 1,129+ views
    Boycott Best Buy! From IBA: Three years ago, electronics retail giant Best Buy was in the middle of the "War on Christmas" controversy. A company spokeswoman - Dawn Bryant - announced they would not use the word "Christmas" in their advertising: "We are going to continue to use the term holiday because there are several holidays throughout that time period, and we certainly need to be respectful of all of them." Hmm... so mentioning "Christmas" in its advertising is somehow disrespectful of other holidays? They have since started using the word Christmas in some ads - but it's very limited....
  • Relocate-America's™ Top 100 in 2009

    06/15/2009 8:15:39 AM PDT · by NoRedTape · 4 replies · 687+ views
    relocate-America.com ^ | June 16, 2009 | relocate-America.com
    "Welcome to Relocate America's TOP100 Places To Live! 2009 marks our twelfth year compiling our annual list of the best places to live in the United States. Relocate America helps home buyers and sellers access relocation resources that make moving easier. The Relocate America team reviews local economy, housing and other essential statistics important to making key real estate buying decisions. Throughout the calendar year, we accept nominations for cities & towns throughout the country to be considered as a "top place to live". The nominating parties must include their own reasons why they feel their city should make the...
  • Obama..Just doing what he thinks is best or his mission to "destroy"?

    05/11/2009 7:29:56 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 46 replies · 1,535+ views
    Me | 5/11/2009 | Lets456
    We were out on my friend's back porch the other night. Unfortunately, discussion led into politics. During our discussion we all agreed that this administration is making A LOT of bad decisions. However, we started to discuss if the Obama administration were just a bunch of people doing what they thought was BEST for the country. I said, "No, I believe this group knows exactly what they are doing and it's to take control of this country and take all the wealth....they are doing this intentionally". Well, it got a bit heated and my buddy kept saying that they were...
  • A victory for canine victims of violence

    04/16/2009 9:08:50 PM PDT · by Peace4EarthNow · 17 replies · 518+ views
    Best Friends Animal Society ^ | April 13, 2009 : 2:29 PM ET | Sandy Miller
    Their loyal nature, their eagerness to please, are the very qualities that make pit bulls easy prey for dog fighters. And now, Best Friends Animal Society and other animal welfare groups have joined forces to help future canine victims of this organized crime. On April 8, representatives from Best Friends, Bad Rap, ASPCA, National Animal Control Association, Maddie’s Fund, Nevada Humane Society, Spartanburg Humane Society and the Humane Society of the United States met in Las Vegas to address the matter of dogs seized as a result of cruelty investigations into animal fighting rings. The meeting was in response to...
  • Best Video Camera for YouTube?

    02/21/2009 2:42:10 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 5 replies · 1,209+ views
    February 21, 2009 | Jeff Cahndler
    Which YouTube ready cameras have you used and how do you like them?
  • Consumer Reports Picks the Best Cup o' Brew

    02/05/2009 8:57:06 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 77 replies · 2,613+ views
    yahoo ^ | 05-Feb-2009
    Folgers, Maxwell House, and Starbucks are America's best-selling ground coffees. But all three were iced by Eight O'Clock Colombian coffee in our taste tests. As for Starbucks, it didn't even place among the top regular coffees and trailed among decafs.Our tests of 19 coffees also show that some of the best cost the least. At about $6 per pound, Eight O'Clock costs less than half the price of Gloria Jean's, Peet's, and other more expensive brands. Like your joe without all the caffeine? Dunkin' Donuts and Millstone were the front runners among the decafs. But Folgers Gourmet Selection Lively Colombian...
  • 'Our Country Is the Best'

    08/18/2008 1:52:09 AM PDT · by gpapa · 14 replies · 392+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 18, 2008 | Unattributed
    Assorted TV commentators keep opining that the Olympics are all about the brotherhood of man, rather than national ambition or patriotism. But don't tell that to the fanatically nationalist Chinese -- or to Kobe Bryant, the NBA star who is playing with Team USA in Beijing. In an interview Friday on NBC, the world's most famous basketball player told Chris Collinsworth how he got "goosebumps" when he received his Olympics uniform. "I actually just looked at it for a while. I just held it there and I laid it across my bed and I just stared at it for a...
  • America's Top 10 Best Places to Live 2008

    07/14/2008 9:38:53 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 23 replies · 314+ views
    http://money.cnn.com/ ^ | Monday, July 14, 2008 | by Kate Ashford, Carolyn Bigda, Lawrence Lanahan, Sarah Max, Caren Weiner Campbell
    Great jobs, schools, housing—these 10 small cities have all that and more Chances are, you love the corner of the nation your family calls home. And that’s exactly as it should be. But let’s face it: Certain towns have more of the things that make a place great for raising a family and building a rich life—like plentiful jobs, excellent schools, scenic beauty and houses that won’t suck away your last dime. As we do every year, we set out to identify those communities that just seem to have it all. We analyzed the nation’s small cities, those with populations...
  • What Did Jesus Bring Out In People? Best? Worst? Both?

    03/16/2008 8:54:30 PM PDT · by Quix · 59 replies · 1,299+ views
    Quix | 16 MAR 2008 | Quix
    WHAT DID JESUS BRING OUT IN PEOPLE? This has been an interesting topic for me much of my life. I've pondered it long and hard. But what are your opinions, perspectives, convictions, observations? Some might think that on the face of it, it would be an easy question to answer. Jesus--perfect Love, Wisdom, Gentleness, Kindness . . . must have always brought out the Best in people--in all He met. Sounds lauditory. Sounds kosher. But what does the historical record indicate? Was it the same for all people? All types of people? All personalities? People of all value orientations? Were...
  • Dow Jones Indexes Wins Best Islamic Index Provider Award

    01/22/2008 2:09:39 AM PST · by PureSolace · 2 replies · 108+ views
    Dow Jones ^ | Jan. 17, 2008 | Dow Jones Press Room
    Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced it was named the "Best Islamic Index Provider" by Islamic Finance News. The selection was made by a record 1,502 Islamic finance professionals worldwide. "This award acknowledges our achievements in and dedication to providing the most comprehensive, reliable and established family of Islamic indexes. The Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes were the first to measure the performance of stocks and bonds that comply with Islamic investment principles, and we remain committed to further developments in this area," said Michael A. Petronella, president of Dow Jones Indexes. "The award also recognizes...
  • Military Working Dogs: Soldiers’ Best Friend on the Battlefield

    12/31/2007 3:28:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 212+ views
    Udi, a United States military working dog stationed at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, poses for the camera after he completes his daily training, Dec. 25. Photo by Pfc. Amanda McBride. FOB KALSU — With their strong sense of smell and their immeasurable loyalty, the highly trained military working dogs (MWD) in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, are proving to be essential in the fight against terrorism. Military working dogs first entered the United States armed services in March 1942. Today, the dogs are still providing support to the troops on the battlefield.A single dog can search more...
  • The Best ‘Best of 2007’ Lists of 2007 List

    12/28/2007 1:33:39 PM PST · by inkling · 3 replies · 165+ views
    ExurbanLeague.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2007 | Exurban Jon
    The oldest trick in journalism is padding late December issues with plenty of "Best of the Year" lists. But which of these lists were the best this year? We present... THE BEST 'BEST OF 2007' LISTS OF 2007 LIST! 10. Yale Book of Quotations' Most Memorable Quotes of 2007. In first place is the crowd-disbursing, "Don't tase me, bro!" 9. Spike TV's Top 10 Best Trailers of 2007. Of course, 300 was included. 8. Wired magazine's Top 10 Startups Worth Watching in 2008. However, they seem to have left one out. 7. Metacritic's Most Critically-Acclaimed Albums of 2007. I only...
  • Best Christmas gift ever (must see)

    12/15/2007 8:15:15 PM PST · by do the dhue · 57 replies · 1,103+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/14/7 | cnn
    This had to be the best Christmas present ever. This just might jerk a tear out of your eye: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2007/12/14/vo.ky.daddy.in.box.wbko
  • International Pressure Best Response to Iranian Threat, Gates Says

    11/26/2007 5:22:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 145+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2007 – The best way to confront Iran’s nuclear weapons program is through international diplomatic pressure, and military force should remain a last resort, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today at Kansas State University. Gates told participants in the Landon Lecture series in Manhattan, Kan., he supports diplomatic pressure to get Iran to abandon its nuclear efforts. “We are engaged in diplomacy with Iran,” he said. “More importantly, we are engaged in diplomacy with a number of countries around the world and trying to secure their support for economic sanctions to bring pressure on the...
  • Vote for Valour-IT: Voice-Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops.

    11/09/2007 1:27:36 PM PST · by kokonut · 1 replies · 90+ views
    International Weblog Award ^ | Nov 9, 2007 | International
    Seven days left. If you want to do something worthwhile vote for Valour-IT blog as "Best English Weblog." Valour-IT has a very worthy project: "Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled and adaptive laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the 'Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field. The experience...