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  • Forget climate change, we must focus on the real issue

    03/10/2012 5:10:17 AM PST · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Autonomous Mind ^ | February 6, 2012 | Autonomous Mind
    Over at Bishop Hill there is a post titled A Study in Groupthink that looks at an exchange of Twitter comments between Maurizio Morabito ( @Omnologos ) and Bora Zivkovic ( @BoraZ ), the blogs editor at Scientific American. The author of the Bishop Hill blog, Andrew Montford, explains in his post that Zivkovic is clearly very much out of the same mould as Peter Gleick, which I take to mean an unswerving true believer, a rigid in his views who sees anyone dissenting from what he chooses to believe in and argue for as ultimately evil or corrupted by...
  • Lost toys, lost boys and lost childhoods. (link only)

    Link only - Courtesy Sultan Knish
  • Hidden Employment Numbers Stymie Obama’s job Growth Claim(Government Job Creation Ping)

    03/10/2012 4:30:50 AM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 7, 2012 | Niel Munro
    There’s so much hidden unemployment in the labor force that even Friday’s improved jobs numbers failed to decrease the official unemployment rate of 8.3 percent. In February, the private sector added 233,000 new jobs, but 476,000 non-working people began looking for a job. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rules, only by seeking work did those individuals officially become unemployed. That’s because BLS does not count workers as unemployed unless they have actively searched for work in the last four weeks. As a result, millions of non-working people are not counted as unemployed by BLS officials. The statistical quirk...
  • Mark Steyn: Miss Fluke goes to Washington

    03/10/2012 4:21:50 AM PST · by radioone · 43 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3-9-12 | Mark Steyn
    When even casual sex requires a state welfare program, you're pretty much done for.I'm writing this from Australia, so, if I'm not quite up to speed on recent events in the United States, bear with me – the telegraph updates are a bit slow here in the bush. As I understand it, Sandra Fluke is a young coed who attends Georgetown Law and recently testified before Congress. Oh, wait, no. Update: It wasn't a congressional hearing; the Democrats just got it up to look like one, like summer stock, with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid doing the show right here...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Over the Cliff We Go

    03/10/2012 4:14:41 AM PST · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    THE ELECTRIC DC CAR TEST It seems as if the Obama Administration will mainly be remembered for two things. Turning over the entire Middle East to the Muslim Brotherhood and badly mishandling the automotive industry. Controlling what cars people own and how they work is a basic means of social control. Trying to seize control of the industry was a golden opportunity for the nudgers to nudge us into our corner. But the post-bailout GM is acting like the pre-bailout GM, senselessly buying up pieces of foreign car companies that it doesn't actually need, but this time it's doing it...
  • The promise of Russia’s urban middle class

    03/10/2012 3:02:15 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2012 | Condoleezza Rice
    Much depends on who capitalizes on the thirst for change. As daily protests wane, the hard work of political organizing must begin. In this regard, the liberal, or “right,” forces (as they are known) need to address the Russian people’s concrete economic and social concerns. Too often movements have rallied around a strong personality with minimal connection to the population’s aspirations. This time the liberals have a ready-made constituency in the rising middle class and its youthful vanguard. They cannot waste this opportunity. Otherwise, the standard-bearers of change could be radical nationalists, even warmed-over communists who might well tap into...
  • The killing of American soldiers for burning the quran

    03/09/2012 11:50:21 PM PST · by Wsmike · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3-7-12 | Wsmike
    I was a bit upset when I heard that our soldiers were getting shot in the head for taking away the qurans from the prisoners for passing notes back and forth - so I wrote me a good old protest song.... God bless America!
  • The Catholic Herald Video Blog

    You have got to check out this video produced by Bishop Sheridan of Colorado Springs in conjunction with Father Hollowell. "The gloves are off. On one side we have Planned Parenthood, the mainstream media and the President. On the other the Catholic Church."
  • Film Biographer in Awe of Obama

    03/09/2012 10:09:35 PM PST · by John Semmens · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Davis Guggenheim's recently completed film biography presents an unstintingly glowing portrayal of President Barack Obama. There is, to quote Guggenheim, “no downside to this man save the enmity of his enemies.” “Only one other person in the history of the world has led a comparably exemplary life,” Guggenheim asserted. “Jesus healed the sick. Obama gave us healthcare. Jesus fed the multitudes. Obama has put more people on food stamps than any other president. The parallels between the two men's great works are uncanny.” Guggenheim expressed some anxiety that “like Jesus, Obama may be crucified for his efforts. Every day, right-wing...
  • Greece Has Defaulted - Which Country In Europe Is Next?

    03/09/2012 8:45:19 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TEC ^ | 3-9-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Greece Has Defaulted - Which Country In Europe Is Next?Michael SnyderMarch 3, 2012 Well, it is official. The restructuring deal between Greece and private investors has been pushed through and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association has ruled that this is a credit event which will trigger credit-default swap contracts. The ISDA is saying that there are approximately $3.2 billion in credit-default swap contracts on Greek debt outstanding, and most analysts expect that the global financial system will be able to absorb these losses. But still, 3.2 billion dollars is nothing to scoff at, and some of these financial institutions...
  • Sheriff Arpaio, call Bill O'Reilly Please (vanity)

    03/09/2012 8:37:58 PM PST · by jdirt · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The video of Bill O'Reilly blowing off Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 6 month investigation was incredible. Now we have "journalists" who think they know more about investigating than trained detectives who have determined probable cause exists that an image of a document and a document involving the President were forged. Bill would like us to believe that he has ignored Sheriff Joe's investigation because the Sheriff did not provide any hard evidence and he is too busy. Well if he is too busy to look into it, how did he know that the sheriff did not provide any evidence? Bill...
  • Politics Blog: Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thrive

    03/09/2012 7:38:01 PM PST · by thecodont · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Mar 09 2012 at 9:29 am | Posted By: Mike Moffitt
    The United States may be a republic, but it’s democracy that Americans cherish. After all, that’s why we got into Iraq, right? To take out a dictator and spread democracy. “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” “One person, one vote.” We are an egalitarian society that treasures the mandate of its citizenry. But more than a decade’s worth research suggests that the citizenry is too dumb to pick the best leaders. They know what's best for the country. Work by Cornell University psychologist David Dunning and then-colleague Justin Kruger found that “incompetent people are inherently unable...
  • Video showing who to vote for from a biblical perspective

    03/09/2012 5:10:48 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 14 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 3-9-12 | Jerry McGlothlin
    Video of classic biblical explanation of who God wants us to vote for:
  • For Whom Does God Want Us To Vote?

    03/09/2012 5:07:13 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 12 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 3-9-12 | Jerry McGlothlin
    For who does God, our Creator, want us to vote? Of course, the answer is for whomever He tells us to vote. Ask in prayer and vote for who God tells you to vote. But what if He doesn't name names? Here are some scriptures that give direction on voting biblically: Exodus 18:21 says: "Choose able men from all the people--God-fearing men of truth who hate unjust gain and corruption--and place them over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, to be their rulers." So if it's important to have honest leaders over groups of 1000, then how much more important is...
  • Why Does 9% Unemployment Make Obama Upset?

    03/09/2012 4:12:07 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-9-12 | The Looking Spoon
    But isn't unemployment under 9%? Tell that to Gallup.
  • Barack Obama'sClose Encounter with theWeather Underground

    03/09/2012 3:07:32 PM PST · by Jahoohio · 60 replies ^ | 10/27/2008 | contributed by quickjustice, Irene NYC, Toasty, and Chicken Kiev.
    Barack Obama would have you believe that the bombings by the radical domestic terrorists known as The Weather Underground were something that happened "when I was eight years old" and with which he had absolutely no connection. And while it is true that their bombings started when Obama was eight years old, they actually continued until he was twenty years old. And, incredibly, the life of Barack Obama and the terror campaign of the Weather Underground nearly intersected on the evening of September 26, 1981 at an anti-Apartheid protest which turned violent at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Score $1 Swiffer Duster Kits & Refills + FREE Quart Paint

    03/09/2012 3:05:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 9, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    It's been like a coupon desert out there for the past few weeks but, fortunately, tomorrow there are a couple of SUPER Deals. In particular you can score Swiffer Duster Kits AND Refills for just a buck each. Here is how it works: First go over to Dollar General and print out a couple of their $5 off $25 purchase coupons which are good for Saturday 3/10 ONLY. Then cut out a few of the Swiffer Coupons from the March Procter & Gamble inserts which state "Buy One Swiffer Starter Kit, Get One Refill FREE." You don't have the...
  • Obama campaign gets more Air Force aircraft

    03/09/2012 3:00:47 PM PST · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/9/12 | Niel Munro
    The U.S. Air Force is pulling nine cargo aircraft from military operations to support President Barrack Obama’s stepped-up visits to campaign events. The five medium-capacity C-130s and four heavyweight C-17s will be used to ferry security vehicles, armored limousines and communications gear into cities ahead of Obama’s campaign appearances. In the months before November, the president is expected to fly into multiple cities per week, and speak at multiple sites per day. On Mar. 8, for example, the president will fly to Richmond, and then drive over to a Rolls-Royce aircraft-parts factory. That evening, he’ll fly down to Houston, Texas....
  • Dems Introduce Legislation to Repeal Indefinite Detention of Americans

    03/09/2012 2:32:24 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 8 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | Mac Slavo
    Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) have unveiled legislation in the Senate and House which would ensure that any individual detained on U.S. soil under the Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) has access to due process and the federal court system. The bill would repeal the provision in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that requires the military to detain on U.S. soil any individuals suspected of terrorism. Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Adam Smith launch an effort to protect U.S. citizens from indefinite detention and preserve civil liberties.Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Adam Smith launch...
  • Oh, My: 'Miss Panama 2011' = Sheldry Sáez

    03/09/2012 2:19:06 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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