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  • Christie To Decide By Friday Whether To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill For Kids

    08/14/2013 4:44:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    CBS New York ^ | August 14, 2013
    SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A campaign visit to Scotch Plains led to a confrontation between Gov. Chris Christie and a local father over the use of medical marijuana for children. The parents of little Vivian Wilson, who’s 2 and a half, wrote a letter earlier this month to the governor, urging him to sign a measure that would make medical marijuana easily accessible to children like their own. “Please don’t let my daughter die, Governor. Don’t let my daughter die,” Brian Wilson implored Gov. Christie on Wednesday.
  • Ten Neo-Confederate Myths

    03/10/2013 8:19:44 AM PDT · by BroJoeK · 902 replies
    March 9, 2013 | vanity
    Ten Neo-Confederate Myths (+one) "Secession was not all about slavery." In fact, a study of the earliest secessionists documents shows, when they bother to give reasons at all, their only major concern was to protect the institution of slavery. For example, four seceding states issued "Declarations of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify Secession from the Federal Union". These documents use words like "slavery" and "institution" over 100 times, words like "tax" and "tariff" only once (re: a tax on slaves), "usurpation" once (re: slavery in territories), "oppression" once (re: potential future restrictions on slavery). So secession wasn't just...
  • Rick Perry : one of the most conservative Republican candidates

    07/19/2011 7:37:30 PM PDT · by Clairity · 109 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 19, 2011 | UK Telegraph
    Should Rick Perry conclude that voter discontent has left him an opening to enter the presidential race, the Texas governor would be among the Republican field's most conservative candidates. Rick Perry rejects the idea of global warming and the theory of evolution, arguing for natural climate variations and intelligent design of the universe. He branded Social Security and other New Deal safety net programmes "the second big step in the march of socialism," according to a book published last year. The "first step" was a national income tax, which he has said stands alongside the direct election of US senators...
  • Congressmen Break Out the Cots to Bunk in the Office

    01/10/2011 8:56:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    CBC News ^ | 1/07/11 | Stephanie Condon
    Congressmen Break Out the Cots to Bunk in the OfficePosted by Stephanie Condon January 7, 2011 10:31 AM After getting elected to the 112th Congress as Washington "outsiders," several new lawmakers are stressing that they're simply visitors here in the nation's capitol, working on behalf of their constituents -- and that means avoiding putting down roots. At least 40 or 50 congressmen, including as many as a dozen freshmen, are opting to sleep in their offices instead of renting or buying apartments, the New York Times reports. While both Democrats and Republicans are choosing to bunk their offices, the Times...
  • Why carbon tax will work even if climate change theory is wrong

    11/25/2010 7:57:32 AM PST · by NRG1973 · 28 replies
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | November 24, 2010 | Don Cayo
    Just because nobody knows the future is no excuse to do nothing in the face of worrisome possibilities, says Dan Gardner, the author of a solidly researched new book that makes it clear just how shaky – if not dead wrong – expert predictions usually are. Good policy, Gardner writes in Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail – and Why We Believe Them Anyway, stands up as worthwhile even if the forecast that prompted it turns out to be wrong. He cites as an example “a stiff carbon tax with the revenues returned to the economy in the form of...
  • An inconvenient film

    04/11/2009 6:04:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 2,320+ views
    FinancialPost.com (Canada) ^ | April 11, 2009 | Peter Foster
    Al Gore is about to feature in a new movie, but he's not going to like it very much. Titled Not Evil Just Wrong: The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria, the film presents a devastating account of the shaky foundations and hefty price of Mr. Gore's brand of self-interested and hypocritical alarmism. Created by the Irish film making duo of Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney -- who made another excellent documentary about the "dark side of environmentalism" called Mine Your Own Business-- Not Evil provides the perfect rebuttal to Mr. Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Despite being chock a block...
  • Poll: Obama has 16-point lead over McCain (PeeUuuuu Research Poll,, says 'Turn out the lights!')

    10/28/2008 10:32:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies · 2,572+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/08 | AP
    THE POLL: Pew Research Center, national presidential race among registered voters. THE NUMBERS: Barack Obama 52 percent, John McCain 36 percent.
  • Barack Obama widens lead over John McCain in polls following world tour

    07/28/2008 10:29:01 AM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies · 100+ views
    Daily News ^ | July 28, 2008 | MICHAEL SAUL
    Barack Obama's world tour scored big points back home. The presumptive Democratic nominee jumped to a significant 9-point lead over GOP rival John McCain - his largest lead since the Gallup Poll began tracking the general election horse race in March. Obama tops McCain, 49% to 40%, among registered voters nationwide, Gallup's daily tracking poll conducted from Thursday to Saturday revealed.
  • Here's How Big Oil Is Screwing America. (The Left has it wrong.)

    04/27/2008 11:37:41 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 98 replies · 861+ views
    Vanity ^ | 4/26/08 | Kenny Bunk
    The Left has one thing right. The oilcos are screwing America. What they have wrong is the method they allege. The Left trots out its marxist litany of greed, monopoly, speculation, oppression of the poor, etc. and inf nauseamque. That's where they're dead wrong. Here's exactly how we are being screwed, Left, Right, and Oilco: The United States is the world's third largest oil producer, pumping from established wells that were bought and paid for many times over, and operating steadily with what amounts to federal subsidy in the form of tax incentives and depletion allowances, etc. etc. That oil,...
  • Penn And Teller Get Hippies To Sign Water Banning Petition

    03/11/2007 3:08:48 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 78 replies · 3,121+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12-06-06 | Penn Gillette
    YouTube videoThis is too funny. Penn and Teller send an assistant to get gullible joiners to sign a petition banning dihydrogen monoxide, plain water.Warning: Some bad language (including the name of their show, Bull**it.)
  • Democrats don't need Dixie

    10/27/2006 10:56:36 PM PDT · by LibertarianInExile · 72 replies · 1,598+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 10/27/06 | Thomas F. Schaller
    [snip] The civil rights movement forced Southern whites to choose between their New Deal-era populism and the demands of racial integration and cultural assimilation. Today's Northeastern and Midwestern whites confront a similar, albeit more subtle, choice between their preferences for a more private faith, a more responsible accounting for their hard-earned tax dollars and a more prudent use of America's military might - and a national Republican Party that has abandoned those principles to appease its ascendant Southern wing. [snip]
  • A Job Americans Won't Do, Even at $34 an Hour

    05/18/2006 9:58:40 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 229 replies · 4,902+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/19/06
    Cyndi Smallwood is looking for a few strong men for her landscaping company. Guys with no fear of a hot sun, who can shovel dirt all day long. She'll pay as much as $34 an hour. She can't find them. Maybe potential employees don't know about her tiny Riverside firm. Maybe the problem is Southern California's solid economy and low unemployment rate. Or maybe manual labor is something that many Americans couldn't dream of doing. "I'm baffled why more people do not apply," Smallwood says. President Bush is not. In his speech to the nation Monday night, he referred to...
  • Abortion Leads to Substance Abuse for Significant Number of Women

    01/23/2006 4:59:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 56 replies · 681+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 1/23/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, January 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) –A recent study reinforces previous findings that women who have abortions frequently turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the aftereffects of the trauma.Author Pricilla Coleman, professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, said studies show women who have abortions are up to five times more likely to use drugs and alcohol, and to smoke, than women who have not had an abortion, in a research review published in Current Women’s Health Reviews.Coleman said studies show women are more likely than men to rely on drugs or...
  • US Army in Iraq Occupies 7 Mosques and Turns Them into Barracks

    10/06/2005 11:23:48 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 44 replies · 1,316+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | October 6 2005
    Baghdad. In a one of a kind military operation the US army occupied 7 mosques yesterday in the Western Iraqi town of Ramadi and turned the mosques into barracks, the Iraqi News Agency INA reported. According to information, the American soldiers have taken the praying out of the mosques, closed them and banned access to the mosques within a range of 1 kilometer.
  • Constant Gardener (Debbie Schlussel: Dreadful Far Left, White Guilt Drivel Alert

    08/25/2005 8:31:24 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 1,069+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 08/25/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Son of The English Patient: Boring "Constant Gardener" is Dreadful, Far-Left, White Guilt Drivel By Debbie Schlussel If you were thinking of seeing "Constant Gardener," when it arrives in theaters, next week, save your money. That is, unless you are into movies where the murderous, evil White man and the big bad pharmaceutical companies they run are the reason for all poverty, illness, despair, and death in Africa. That's the Cliff's Notes version of this celluloid piece of crap: Western White Man, Evil; Innocent African Black Man, Angelic. The stupid, liberal, noblesse oblige crowd who attended the screening just loved...
  • Global Warming

    07/06/2005 3:16:05 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies · 430+ views
    July 6, 2005 | bruinbirdman
    Mr. Rove: Your miracle came true. After June 21 the daylight did become shorter. However, the temperature here in Boulder City, Nevada became hotter. I understand The President is in Scotland to fix the Global Warming Problem, while, at the same time, getting rid of AIDS in Africa. Please tell him to fix the temperature in Nevada first. It is 108 degrees here today. Perhaps, The Persident could move the equator further south, or the Tropic of Cancer. Maybe he could move the Arctic Circle further south. I used to live in Alaska and it was real cold. Take care...
  • Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth

    12/21/2004 3:08:58 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 52 replies · 1,490+ views
    Scientific American On-Line ^ | January 2005 | Roy F. Baumeister, Jennifer D. Campbell, Joachim I. Krueger and Kathleen D. Vohs
    SUMMARY: Boosting people's sense of self-worth has become a national preoccupation. Yet surprisingly, researchshows that such efforts are of little value in fostering academic progress or preventing undesirable behavior. People intuitively recognize the importance of self-esteem to their psychological health, so it isn't particularly remarkable that most of us try to protect and enhance it in ourselves whenever possible. What is remarkable is that attention to self-esteem has become a communal concern, at least for Americans, who see a favorable opinion of oneself as the central psychological source from which all manner of positive outcomes spring. The corollary, that low...
  • Saddam and TWA Flight 800

    12/03/2004 12:56:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 70 replies · 4,963+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12/03/04 | Christopher S. Carson
    Even after the presidential election, America’s media solons and disgruntled former government officials—such as Richard Clarke—continue to get fawning coverage for every pronouncement on the basic harmlessness of Saddam’s Iraq. We’re supposed to accept the idea that Saddam was just a small-time monster, too weak and incompetent to harm a far-away America. But wouldn’t it be revealing if our intelligence community actually had to answer some hard questions about Ramzi Yousef and the annihilation of TWA Flight 800—the second-greatest mass-murder in American history. The public would then hear of how Yousef worked for Saddam Hussein, and how Iraq's dictator was...
  • American internet link to Ken Bigley torture videos

    10/18/2004 1:05:54 AM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 35 replies · 8,779+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17th October 2004 | SHARON CHURCHER
    American internet link to Ken Bigley torture videosby SHARON CHURCHER, Mail on Sunday 11:44am 17th October 2004Terror: Hostage Ken Bigley blindfolded in Iraq The brutal videos of British hostage Ken Bigley begging for his life were distributed on the internet by a radical Islamic website hosted by an American firm with ties to the Bush administration. The Mail on Sunday began investigating the site, hostinganime, after it showed images of Mr Bigley being held in a cage, shortly before he was decapitated by the Al Qaeda cell known as Tahid wal Jihad. The site posted links to footage in...
  • UK MEDIA NONSENSE — AGAIN

    05/25/2004 8:04:21 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 7 replies · 151+ views
    Randi.org ^ | May 2004 | James Randi
    In the UK Sunday Times of May 16, 2004, appeared an article titled, "Top scientist gives backing to astrology," written by Jonathan Leake, who plays at being their Science Editor. "The planets may control your future after all," he wrote. This statement was inspired by a member of the Royal Astronomical Society, Dr. Percy Seymour, author of a new book, "The Scientific Proof of Astrology" — are we surprised? — who says he believes that "human brain development may be affected by the Earth's magnetic field, especially during growth in the womb." In his book, Seymour suggests that the Earth's...
  • Pottery Barn faults Powell's breaking point

    04/20/2004 9:19:23 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 13 replies · 246+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Monday, April 19, 2004 | By MICHAEL PRECKER
    ,Company says quote from official misstates policy on merchandise. Pottery Barn would like to make one thing perfectly clear: If you break it, you don't have to buy it. The 174-store home furnishings chain unexpectedly found itself in the news over the weekend as author Bob Woodward released his new book about the Iraq war, Plan of Attack, and began talking about it. Mr. Woodward quotes Secretary of State Colin Powell as warning President Bush that invading Iraq would produce a "Pottery Barn rule" – which Mr. Powell defined as "you break it, you own it." The term was news...
  • Jessica's Hustled - Porn mag to run topless pics of G.I.

    11/11/2003 1:09:19 AM PST · by kattracks · 74 replies · 1,490+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/11/03 | GEORGE RUSH
    A skin mag claimed yesterday it has pictures of Iraqi POW Jessica Lynch frolicking topless with male soldiers before she went off to war. A spokesman for the 20-year-old Army private - the subject of Sunday's TV movie on NBC that drew 14.9 million viewers - called the plan by Hustler magazine to publish the purported photos "unspeakable." "Leave it to [Hustler publisher] Larry Flynt to do something like this," said Paul Bogaards of Alfred Knopf, publisher of "I Am A Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story," which is being released today. "Jessica Lynch was left for dead and left...
  • Arms at the Heart of India-Israel Embrace

    09/10/2003 6:01:23 AM PDT · by dennisw · 6 replies · 241+ views
    latimes ^ | September 9, 2003 | Paul Watson, Times Staff Writer
    NEW DELHI — Once bitter foes, India and Israel plan to strengthen their defense, intelligence and trade ties when Ariel Sharon attends a summit here today in the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister. Although Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Sharon are expected to sign a joint declaration on drug trafficking, the environment and other issues, the most significant deals are likely to be negotiated behind the scenes. Flush from a booming economy, India has gone on an arms-buying spree and wants to purchase advanced systems from Israel. At the top of the shopping list is...
  • DEMS' DESPERATE DECEPTION : (on Military Pay added by poster)

    08/16/2003 4:20:10 PM PDT · by W04Man · 2 replies · 231+ views
    RNCResearch ^ | 0816/03 | RNCResearch
    DEMS' DESPERATE DECEPTION Apples & Oranges: Democrats Wrongly Confuse Military Salary With Imminent Danger Pay · Wrong On Both Counts _____________________________________________________________________ APPLES: IMMINENT DANGER COMPENSATION WILL NOT BE REDUCED Undersecretary Of Defense For Personnel And Readiness David Chu Confirms Compensation Will Not Be Reduced.  "I'd just like very quickly to put to rest what I understand has been a burgeoning rumor that somehow we are going to reduce compensation for those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  That is not true. We are not going to reduce their compensation. · What I'm saying on the record for Iraq and Afghanistan, absolutely yes,...
  • Empire on the cheap: Pentagon's sneak attack on soldiers' combat pay

    08/16/2003 4:59:26 AM PDT · by Archangelsk · 17 replies · 393+ views
    Empire on the cheap Pentagon's sneak attack on soldiers' combat pay News-Journal editorial Last update: 15 August 2003 Speaking to cadets at the Citadel in South Carolina on Sept. 23, 1999, Candidate George Bush sounded outraged. "Thousands of members of the armed forces are on food stamps," he said. "Many others in uniform get Army Emergency Relief or depend on their parents. This is not the way that a great nation should reward courage and idealism. It is ungrateful, it is unwise, and it is unacceptable." Bush liked that last line so much that he repeated it, word for word,...
  • DoD Statement on Family Separation Allowance and Imminent Danger Pay [press is lying!]

    08/14/2003 8:25:36 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 45 replies · 1,265+ views
    DoD ^ | August 14, 2003
      United States Department of DefenseNews ReleaseOn the web: http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2003/nr20030814-0368.htmlMedia contact: media@defenselink.mil or +1 (703) 697-5131 Public contact: http://www.dod.mil/faq/comment.html or +1 (703) 428-0711   No. 600-03 IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2003 DoD Statement on Family Separation Allowance and Imminent Danger Pay In April, after the President's Budget was submitted, Congress authorized an increase in both the Family Separation Allowance (on a worldwide basis) and Imminent Danger Pay and legislated that these increases would expire on Sept. 30, 2003.  The department is aware of the problem that would result for those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan if these allowances were...
  • Toward a Red Planet (Superman goes Communist)

    05/16/2003 11:20:08 AM PDT · by adam_az · 70 replies · 5,463+ views
    National Post ^ | Monday, May 12, 2003 | Jeet Heer
    (note hammer and sickle on chest!) Joseph Stalin and Superman would seem to have little in common except their shared nickname, "the Man of Steel." Stalin was a brutal dictator who murdered millions, while Superman is the mythical embodiment of truth, justice and the American way. Yet in Superman: Red Son, a new three-part comic book series, the first of which has just been released by DC Comics, writer Mark Millar posits an alternative universe where Superman grew up on a collective farm in the Ukraine in the 1930s rather than in the idyllic Midwest town of Smallville, U.S.A. Indoctrinated...
  • '16 cruise missiles' to destroy bunker

    03/28/2003 1:23:25 AM PST · by MadIvan · 117 replies · 1,536+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | March 28, 2003 | ALLAN HALL
    Tomahawk cruise missile TARGETING Saddam Hussein in his presidential bunker will require a concerted attack using 16 cruise missiles directed to the same spot, its designer said yesterday. Karl Esser claimed the Iraqi dictator was "100 per cent safe" in the steel and concrete structure buried 100 metres below Baghdad. He said: "I am absolutely certain that Saddam Hussein will not be taken out by a rocket attack on his main palace in Baghdad as long as he remains underground in the bunker I designed." Mr Esser, 45, of Munich, whose grandmother built the bunker which protected Hitler from...
  • The fight against apathy rages in our back yard

    02/23/2003 5:22:18 AM PST · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 14 replies · 240+ views
    st pete times ^ | 2-23-03 | BILL MAXWELL
    The fight against apathy rages in our back yard By BILL MAXWELL, Times Columnist © St. Petersburg Times published February 23, 2003 Dissent protects democracy. -- Antiwar slogan at Eckerd College Many baby boomers, of which I am one, who came of age during the turbulent 1960s -- when the Vietnam War raged -- have been appalled until recently at the apathy smothering many of today's university campuses as the nation poises yet again to enter a faraway military clash. Where, boomers were asking, is the campus peace movement? Why are so many students silent over an event that could...
  • Presidential Rematches (Slate nonsense alert!)

    12/04/2002 9:06:59 AM PST · by stylin_geek · 10 replies · 350+ views
    Slate ^ | December 3, 2002 | David Greenberg
    What Andrew Jackson can teach Al Gore about beating Bush in 2004. Al Gore wants a rematch. Pundits are already discounting his chances at beating George W. Bush in 2004—not without good reason, given his reported 19 percent favorable rating. But a historical fact bodes well for Gore: On six occasions, a defeated presidential candidate ran four years later against the man who beat him—and four times the challenger won. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson ousted President John Adams in their rematch. Like father, like son: President John Quincy Adams lost to Andrew Jackson in their 1828 reprise. William Henry Harrison...
  • McBride for governor (shocking news the st pete times endorses mcbumble)

    10/20/2002 5:20:18 AM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 16 replies · 294+ views
    st petersburg times ^ | today | sp times
    McBride for governor Bill McBride is the candidate best suited to forge the broad alliances needed to deal responsibly with the challenges facing Florida. © St. Petersburg Times published October 20, 2002 Even allowing for the usual campaign hyperbole, Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and his Democratic challenger, Bill McBride , paint starkly different pictures of the state of our state. According to Bush, things are rosy. The state's budget is fundamentally sound. Our schools and social services are being adequately funded. Our students are improving at a record pace, thanks to his FCAT school grading system. Our state's economy is...
  • Just Ask the Experts: Global (non) Warming

    07/23/2002 9:43:15 AM PDT · by Greeblie · 9 replies · 402+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 7/23/2002 | Sallie Baliunas and Willie Soon
    In 2001 the National Science Foundation surveyed 1,500 people nationwide and found that 77% believed that "increased carbon dioxide and other gases released into the atmosphere will, if unchecked, lead to global warming ..." Yet half of those polled believed that humans and dinosaurs co-existed on Earth, despite the scientific fact that the dinosaurs went extinct tens of millions of years before the earliest hominids appeared. Worse, only 22% of the respondents understood what a molecule - for example, carbon dioxide - is. As in the case of the belief by many that dinosaurs and early humans co-existed, public opinion...
  • Food Distribution

    06/19/2002 12:33:04 PM PDT · by thefunway · 34 replies · 713+ views
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    Just a short note commenting on the fact that more food is produced now than ever before in human history. While that may be true, it is misleading: Food is very unevenly distributed. In North America, Europe, Australia, etc. (the Western World), we waste enough food every day to feed all of the world's hungry. So when people contend that "food scarcity" is due to bad economic policies, they are correct, except for that there are no food scarcities anymore. But because we have a globalized market, poorer countries (and people!) have a much harder time getting at the stuff....