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  • Boost Your FDIC Interest Rate Automatically

    05/04/2016 4:56:43 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68
    http://www.merriman.com ^ | May 3 | Jeff Curan at Merriman
    MaxMyInterest serves as a hub where you can view and manage all of your savings. The service starts by linking your existing checking and savings accounts. Next, to earn higher interest rates than those paid by brick-and-mortar banks (like Bank of America), they provide a common online application to open like-titled, FDIC-insured savings accounts at online institutions. Once you indicate a minimum balance you want to keep in your checking account, the service will optimize the excess. Read the whole process at the article at the link
  • Trump live coverage link (from Drudge)

    05/03/2016 6:06:15 PM PDT · by cba123 · 12 replies
    Drudge link (live coverage) ^ | 5/4/2016 | (self)
    This is just a link to coverage which will have Donald Trump soon. Enjoy.
  • The 50 most influential Gadgets of All Time

    05/03/2016 3:27:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 61 replies
    TIME ^ | May 3, 2016 | Multiple Time Editors
    The Tech that forever changed the way we live, work, and play. Think of the gear you can’t live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The TV that serves as a portal to binge-watching and -gaming. Each owes its influence to one model that changed the course of technology for good. It’s those devices we’re recognizing in this list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time. Think of the gear you can’t live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The...
  • Auto erotic: Self-driving cars will let occupants bonk on the go (sex while the computer drives)

    05/03/2016 3:11:42 PM PDT · by dayglored · 32 replies
    The Register ^ | May 3, 2016 | Richard Chirgwin
    A Canadian car safety expert has introduced the world to a surprising moral panic, warning that if people no longer have to drive their cars, they'll have sex in them instead. The idea that an autonomous vehicle might become a “shaggin' wagon”* comes from Barrie Kirk, Executive Director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Center of Excellence, who told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation “I am predicting that, once computers are doing the driving, there will be a lot more sex in cars”. Kirk's fear is that if the computer asks the human to take over at a crucial moment, their attention...
  • What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists? (truncated title)

    05/03/2016 2:41:37 PM PDT · by Celerity · 2 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 5/03/2016 | Michael Nunez
    Depending on whom you ask, Facebook is either the savior or destroyer of journalism in our time. An estimated 600 million people see a news story on Facebook every week, and the social network’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has been transparent about his goal to monopolize digital news distribution. Facebook’s stranglehold over the traffic pipe has pushed digital publishers into an uneasy alliance with the $350 billion behemoth, and the news business has been caught up in a jittery debate about what, precisely, the company’s intentions are. Will it swallow the business whole, or does it really just want publishers to...
  • New Adblock Plus service lets you pay websites after removing ads

    05/03/2016 1:42:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    mashable ^ | Kellen Beck
    With Flattr Plus, annoying and obtrusive ads will be removed from webpages just like with Adblock Plus. Users will also get to choose a monthly payment amount they want to spread across the websites they visit The payment system is similar to how Flattr works, except instead of a digital tip jar appearing on websites, Flattr Plus doesn't let you choose which websites get your money. Flattr Plus keeps track of the websites you visit and engage with, allocating your monthly payment across those websites proportionally. For websites to get that money, Adblock Plus' Ben Williams wrote in an announcement...
  • My Son Was Accepted to a College He Can’t Afford. Now What?

    05/03/2016 1:19:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    Money ^ | 05/03/2016 | Deborah Caldwell
    In early April, my son Dan arrived home from the University of Wisconsin’s Admitted Students Day holding a Wisconsin windshield sticker—and immediately affixed it to our car above his older brother’s University of North Carolina sticker, with a smile I can only describe as vengeful younger-brother joy. He, too, was going away to a prestigious public university in a storied college town and with a cult-like alumni following. A couple days earlier I’d photographed him, lanky and beaming, at Bascom Hill, and posted to Facebook: “On Wisconsin! Dan’s a Badger.” Congratulations poured in: 58 “Likes” and 17 comments. He performed...
  • An iPad Misplaced at the Airport Takes Its Own Vacation

    05/03/2016 10:30:37 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    New York Timess ^ | MAY 1, 2016 | By NICK WINGFIELD
    When Shelby Bonnie’s iPad went missing, he tracked its separate itinerary and entertained his followers with its whereabouts. When Shelby Bonnie’s iPad went missing, he tracked its separate itinerary and entertained his followers with its whereabouts. Last month, Shelby Bonnie’s iPad vanished from his carry-on bag somewhere at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a red-eye flight from San Francisco. He figured he would never see it again. But sometimes our devices aren’t ready to say goodbye. While Mr. Bonnie, an investment banker with Allen & Company, continued on his way to the Bahamas for a few days of relaxation, his...
  • Better education can decrease wealth inequality

    05/03/2016 7:37:12 AM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    Peru this Week ^ | 2 May 2016 | Brad Brasseur
    . . . The world’s failure to effectively fight poverty can be significantly attributed to corruption, as most heads of state are more concerned with pleasing their wealthy financiers and retaining power. In addition, global thought leaders use inequality as a quest for global fame and padding their bank accounts. Sadly, the majority of influential global leaders lack sincere passion for the poor and compete for awards or reelection, instead of working together to find legitimate solutions, such as enhancing global education. . . . when implementing new education programs, we must avoid a common mistake made in past poverty...
  • Microsoft wants devs to take notes on their families (sends facial recognition data into the cloud)

    05/03/2016 6:01:09 AM PDT · by dayglored · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | May 3, 2016 | Richard Chirgwin
    * All in a good cause: FamilyNotes is for learning the Face API * Microsoft has GitHubbed a framework that could finally make an Internet-connected refrigerator useful: an application for family members to leave notes for each other. Well, actually FamilyNotes is a developer demonstrator with two aims: to give developers more examples of putting code together in the Universal Windows Platform, and to help Microsoft understand how UWP is going. The app, here, lets a user leave a note tagged for another user, and if the device (for example a tablet) identifies the recipient of the note (using facial...
  • Ex-49ers standout Dana Stubblefield charged with rape of disabled woman

    05/02/2016 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    Former 49ers defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” disabled woman, the Santa Clara (Calif.) County District Attorney’s office announced. According to the San Jose Mercury News, prosecutors said the 5-foot, 105-pound woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015 during an interview at Stubblefield’s home for a babysitting job. "This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim," Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny said in a statement. "She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."
  • Lebron James to star in 'Space Jam' sequel

    05/02/2016 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WJLA.COM
    Director Justin Lin has signed on to develop a sequel to cult basketball comedy "Space Jam" starring Lebron James. The Fast Five filmmaker will co-write the script with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello, while Lin is also in talks to direct and produce the project via his Perfect Storm Entertainment company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Remo Belli, musician who pioneered synthetic drumheads, dies

    05/02/2016 5:31:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | AP
    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Remo Belli, a musician who pioneered the synthetic drumhead in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound and then saw it become standard on kits across genres, has died in California. His death was announced in a statement by Remo Inc., the California-based drum manufacturer that Belli founded and ran for six decades. Belli was 88 and had been treated for pneumonia at a Pasadena hospital, where he died April 25, said Sue Kincade, Remo's advertising manager. Belli was a young professional drummer in the 1950s, backing singer Anita O'Day and others, when...
  • Will SpaceX Get People to Mars Before NASA?

    05/02/2016 11:27:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    discov ery ^ | 05/02/2016 | Irene Klotz
    The plan begins with a Dragon capsule, similar to one of the cargo ships now parked at the International Space Station, blasting off for Mars aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket as early as 2018. The Falcon Heavy, which will have 27 first-stage engines, compared to the nine aboard SpaceX’s current Falcon rocket, is scheduled for its first flight before the end of this year. Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful U.S. rocket to fly since NASA’s Saturn 5 moon rockets of the 1970s. ... SpaceX, which has multibillion-dollar contracts with NASA to fly cargo and crew to the...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 5-2-16)

    05/02/2016 3:26:22 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 5-2-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Starbucks faces $5M lawsuit over amount of ice in its iced beverages

    05/01/2016 7:13:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 1, 2016
    Coffee conglomerate Starbucks is being sued for $5 million over the amount of ice the drink-maker puts in its iced beverages. According to The Telegraph, Stacy Pincus filed a 29-page complaint in Northern Illinois Federal Court in Chicago last week. Pincus alleges that Starbucks customers are being misled because the company’s iced drinks contain just over half the drink they are paying for.
  • Father Guards the Door While Daughter Uses Target Restroom..Then This Happens (VIDEO)

    05/01/2016 3:39:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    freedomdaily.com ^ | May 1 2016 | American Infidel
    Wow! Target employees wouldn’t even let a Father protect his daughter from sexual predators! This is insane! It’s only logical that fathers stand guard near the restroom when shopping at Target (and other stores) from here on out. Men being allowed to use the women’s room is a blight on our society, and it will come back to haunt us. From Faith Family America: A YouTube commentator and father known as Dave “Coach Dave” Daubenmire walked into Target a few days ago with his smartphone video camera turned on and asked employees to clarify the company’s new policy that allows...
  • A letter of thanks to Apple, from a grateful dad

    05/01/2016 11:17:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    A Medium Corporation ^ | April 29, 2016 | by David A. House
    Earlier this evening I got a call from my son, I could hear voices in the background so I just thought he had butt dialed me. I called back, planning to ask my son what his butt wanted. No answer. Strange. A few minutes later he called again. He couldn’t hear me, but I could hear him. He said “I’m not sure if you can hear me, but I’m at Kennestone Hospital ER”. He repeated that several times and eventually the call ended. I called the ER and eventually found out he was in a car accident, but he was...
  • Apple Will Analyze iPhone of Teen Missing at Sea (Video at source)

    05/01/2016 10:55:05 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 29, 2016, 5:18 PM ET | By EMILY SHAPIRO
    Apple will analyze the recovered iPhone that may hold the key to what happened last summer when two Florida teens disappeared on a boating trip, according to an agreement reached by the teens' parents in court today. The recovered iPhone belonged to 14-year-old Austin Stephanos, who went missing while on a boat trip with Perry Cohen, also 14, in July. The Coast Guard led an eight-day search in the Atlantic, covering 50,000 nautical miles. The boys' bodies were never found. But Austin's iPhone was on board when the boys' boat was recovered last month about 100 miles off the coast...
  • DAILY HERALD: BIOMETRICS IN SCHOOL LUNCHROOMS

    05/01/2016 7:31:22 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 01 MAY 2016 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (WLS) -- Students at a small but growing number of suburban school districts can quickly pay for lunch with a thumbprint scan.
  • The Link Between Mosquito Spraying and Autism

    04/30/2016 10:49:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Time ^ | April 30, 2016 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    A new study suggests a connection between the two A new study finds a correlation between the aerial spraying of pesticides to kill mosquitoes and an increased risk of developmental delays and autism among kids. In the new findings, presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 meeting, researchers looked at the rates of autism and developmental delays from eight zip codes in a region of New York that is exposed to yearly airplane pesticide spraying to prevent mosquito-borne disease like eastern equine encephalitis virus. They compared those to the rates in 16 zip codes where the pesticide spraying doesn’t happen....
  • Reclaiming “Redneck” Urbanism: What Urban Planners Can Learn From Trailer Parks

    04/30/2016 11:56:20 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 85 replies
    Market Urbanism ^ | 21 April 2016 | Nolan Gray
    Given that “redneck” and “hillbilly” remain the last acceptable stereotypes among polite society, it isn’t surprising that the stereotypical urban home of poor, recently rural whites remains an object of scorn. The mere mention of a trailer park conjures images of criminals in wifebeaters, moldy mattresses thrown awry, and Confederate flags. As with most social phenomena, there is a much more interesting reality behind this crass cliché. Trailer parks remain one of the last forms of housing in US cities provided by the market explicitly for low-income residents. Better still, they offer a working example of traditional urban design elements...
  • Target’s Stock Down 5 Percent, Brand Damaged, by Public Rebuke to Pro-Transgender Bathroom Rules

    04/29/2016 6:54:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 113 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | by Neil Munro
    Target’s stock price and its favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms. The company’s stock was two cents shy of $84 on August 19, when it revealed it would not allow shoppers to use single-sex bathrooms or changing rooms. Instead, all rooms were opened up to anyone claiming to be of either sex. As of 4.00 p.m. Friday, the stock had dropped almost $4.50, down to $79.50. That’s a huge loss of 5 percent in stock value, costing shareholders roughly $2.5 billion in company...
  • Target Boycott Petition Breaks 1 Million Signatures

    04/29/2016 6:30:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 153 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    TUPELO, Miss. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A petition calling for a nationwide boycott of Target has broken 1 million signatures. Organized by pro-family non-profit the American Family Association (AFA), the petition comes in response to an announcement last week from the retail giant in which the company stated it would allow "transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity." "Inclusivity is a core belief at Target," the post reads. "It's something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected...
  • Author suggests childless women deserve 'meternity' leave

    04/29/2016 4:14:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 115 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 APRIL 2016 | SARA SCHLAGEL
    An author is receiving backlash after voicing that childless women also deserve a maternity leave. The concept is deemed a "meternity" leave, and Meghann Foye makes her statement in an article in the New York Post. Foye, 38, thought up the idea when she was a magazine editor and became "envious" of her co-workers who would leave to care for their children after their eight hour days. She said that she felt as if all of the childless workers had to then pick up the slack and work for ten or more hours a day.
  • F-117 Stealth Fighters May Finally Head to the Boneyard

    04/29/2016 7:38:41 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 32 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 4/29/16 | Robert Beckhusen
    America’s F-117 stealth fighter has been in a state of limbo. In 2008, the U.S. Air Force officially retired the black, angular warplanes but they never entirely went away. For eight years, the radar-evading aircraft have rested in climate-controlled hangars at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. Here’s why — when the F-117s retired, Congress required the Air Force to maintain some of the planes in case they were ever needed in a future war. The flying branch even kept flying a handful, most likely as guinea pigs for stealth-penetrating sensors … or some other mysterious hardware. Well, that shouldn’t continue for...
  • UCI researcher discovers important Li-Ion battery breakthrough

    04/28/2016 9:20:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    fudzilla.com ^ | 28 April 2016 | Jon Worrel
    MnO2-coated batteries can now last 400 years, 200,000 cycles Doctoral research student Maya Le Thai was working in her laboratory with nanobatteries one day when she decided to try a new approach. She coated an entire gold nanowire with a manganese dioxide MnO2 shell and covered the assembly with a "plexiglass-like" electrolyte gel, but the resulting outcome was completely unexpected. As she "playfully" experimented with different materials, the resulting nanobattery produced effectively "unlimited" lifetime charge cycles lasting well over 400 years. Traditional nanowire-based batteries are thousands of times thinner than a human hair, highly conductive and feature a large...
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare; How one surgery center offers high quality healthcare at low prices

    04/28/2016 9:18:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/28/2016
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • The company behind 'American Idol' just filed for bankruptcy

    04/28/2016 2:48:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/28/2016 | Jethro Nededog
    Core Media Group, the company behind "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York. According to court papers, the company says it owes $398 million. That includes money owed for loans, back payments to former employees, and investors, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "American Idol" was the company's biggest breadwinner. And now that the show has ended at Fox, the company is unable to find a similar source of revenue. The company has been seeing losses from a decline in "American Idol" ratings for several years now, however. In 2014,...
  • Millennials are leaving these 10 big American cities in droves because of high home prices

    04/28/2016 2:44:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/28/2016 | Akin Oyedele
    >High home prices are pushing three groups of people out of big, expensive cities: low-income workers, people in rural-based industries, and millennials. Trulia data scientist Mark Uh examined how the affordability crisis is pricing out various income groups.Using data from the 2014 five-year US Census American Community Survey, Uh looked into migration patterns away from the biggest — and often most expensive — cities.He wrote in a post Thursday, "Millennials accounted for the largest share of out migration [by age group] at 51.1%, and they also had the highest move-away rate relative to expectation at +105.6%."Although Millennials moved out at...
  • Apple to be exempted from 30% sourcing norms by (India) Government Panel

    04/28/2016 12:38:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    India Times Economics Tech ^ | 28 April 2016, 9:18 AM IST
    The US-based company has sought approval from the government on setting up single-brand retail stores in the country. A government panel has recommended exempting Apple from mandatory local sourcing norms, a move which would pave the way for Apple to open single-brand retail stores in the country. The company had given a detailed presentation to the committee headed by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek on April 19, on its products, technology, innovations and camera. "The committee has found that the company's products are cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art. It has recommended to exempt them from...
  • KFC India Is Testing Edible Bowls Made of Tortilla to Replace Plastic

    04/28/2016 11:55:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 28 April 2016
    KFC will be introducing edible bowls for one its bestselling rice-based meals at certain trial branches in India in a bid to reduce the use of plastic, British daily, the Telegraph reported. The new packaging will be made of tortilla to replace plastic bowls for the American food chain’s famed “Rice Bowlz.” Considered as one of KFC India's best-selling items, the “Rice Bowlz” - made from rice, chicken and gravy - contribute to approximately 6% of the chain’s domestic revenues, the newspaper added. Dubbed as "India-first innovation," Rahul Shinde, managing director of KFC India, said the idea could expand to...
  • Halal: Is it Meat You’re Looking For? Says China Businessman

    04/28/2016 11:25:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 28 April 2016 | Benjamin Haas
    The wine-swilling co-founder of Sai Wai Xiang Halal Foodstuff Co enjoys his pork and does not follow Islam, but still sells more than $50 million-worth of food to Muslims across Asia and the Middle East. The company is at the forefront of a Chinese drive into the global halal food and beverage market, exporting as far away as Saudi Arabia. Businessman Deng Zhijun bills his wares as “products with Muslim ethnic flavour”, but has difficulty recalling some of Islam’s basic dietary tenets. “Muslims definitely don’t smoke and don’t drink alcohol,” he said over a lunch at the company, in a...
  • Raiders Owner Mark Davis Says He Would Spend $500M in Vegas

    04/28/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion dollars as part of a deal for a new stadium in the city. Davis upped the ante in a bid to move the team to this gambling city, appearing Thursday alongside soccer great David Beckham and billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson before a committee studying the idea of a $1.4 billion stadium.
  • Four Reasons Apple's Earnings Miss Is Such a Big Deal

    04/28/2016 5:40:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 04/28/2016 | By Anthony Mirhaydari
    The rollout of disappointing first-quarter earnings has continued in recent days, with sectors such as airlines and tech getting hit and eclipsing memories of early beats by the big banks. But the biggie has to be the disappointing top- and bottom-line miss by Apple (AAPL) after the close on Tuesday, marking the company's first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years.Apple was down more than 8 percent in after-hours trading on those earnings that came in at $1.90 per share (vs. $1.97 expected), an 18.5 percent decline from last year. Revenues came in at $50.6 billion (vs. $52.2 billion expected),...
  • The market is going to suck for the next 10 years, you're going to have to double your life savings

    04/27/2016 5:26:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/27/2016 | Rachel Butt
    The "golden age" of stock market returns is over.That's the summary of a big piece of research from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), which estimated returns over the next 20 years in US and Western European markets under two scenarios. The first assumes that today's slow-growth environment remains, while the second models faster growth as technology improves.It concluded that in neither case would returns match those of the past 30 years. For US and European stocks, the difference between past and future annual returns could range from 1.5 percentage points to 4 percentage points. The gap for fixed-income could be...
  • 21 Harmless Things That Cause A Surprising Number Of Deaths

    04/27/2016 12:48:00 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    Cracked.com ^ | April 27, 2016
    Accidental gun deaths/year: 505 (Ref: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/01/cdc-report-35369-vehicle-accident-deaths-505-gun-accident-deaths/) Disclaimer #1: Most stats in article unsourced. Disclaimer #2: It's Cracked.com.
  • Target just received really bad news

    04/27/2016 12:39:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 70 replies
    Charismanews.com reported: Faith Driven Consumer (FDC), representing 41 million Americans who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for its groundbreaking FaithEqualityIndex.com (FEI), which scores more than 500 major brands for compatibility with the FDC community, and also for its Faith-Friendly Film Review entertainment rating system. Today, amidst growing consumer backlash over Target's (Faith Equality Index Score 39/100) announcement that it will allow men in women's bathrooms and changing rooms, FDC is calling on its community of 41 million who spend $2 trillion annually to engage in a national #BUYcottWalmart effort by choosing Target's arch-rival Walmart (FEI Score 51/100)...
  • SpaceX planning to be first private company to land on Mars by 2018

    04/27/2016 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 19:23, 27 Apr 2016 | By David Raven
    The company said it is planning to send their Dragon spacecraft to the red planet as early as 2018 SpaceX is planning to be the first private company to land on Mars within the next two years. The company said it is planning to send its Dragon spaceraft to the red planet as early as 2018. Bosses announced their intentions in a statement on Twitter this afternoon. A spokesperson tweeted: "Planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018. Red Dragons will inform overall Mars architecture, details to come." Earlier this month the US aerospace company successfully landed a...
  • Germany to subsidize electric cars to help own auto industry

    04/27/2016 5:20:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 27, 2016 5:40 AM EDT
    Germany plans to subsidize electric cars in a bid to help the country’s auto industry compete in the global market for the growingly-popular and environmentally friendly vehicles. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble says starting May buyers will get €4,000 ($4,514.80) to buy an all-electric vehicle. Plug-in hybrids will receive a subsidy of up to €3,000. The cost will be shared equally by the government and industry. …
  • Joblessness is Killing People

    04/26/2016 11:37:09 PM PDT · by Tyrconnell · 40 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | BETSY McCAUGHEY
    Soaring Suicides Emerge As a National Crisis Laid to Economic Stall Middle aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. ... People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their forties and fifties find it hardest to get hired again. That makes boosting economic growth a life- and- death issue.
  • Apple reports earnings miss in Q216

    04/26/2016 6:25:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    Mac Daily Newsws ^ | April 26, 2016
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26, 2016. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 40.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 67 percent of the quarterÂ’s revenue. Wall Street expected Apple to report earnings of about $2 a share on $51.97 billion in revenue, according to...
  • Brave 10-year-old Girl Reports Man In Women’s Restroom

    04/26/2016 12:42:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Kevin Whitson
    Opponents of new laws such as North Carolina’s HB2, which ban transgendered males and females from entering any bathroom other than the bathroom which corresponds with their birth gender, may be ignoring incidents which already occur when men enter women’s bathrooms. Such crimes are already causing problems for women and girls, the police, as well as the court systems which must try and convict anyone charged with indecencies against females in public restrooms. Last week, a Pennsylvania man was arrested for taking photos of a 10-year-old girl in a public restroom. James Thomas Shoemaker, 19, a Quarryville, Pa., resident was...
  • More Than Half a Million Pledge to #BoycottTarget, but Some Suggest Alternative Forms of Activism

    04/26/2016 12:12:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    blaze.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Carly Hoilman
    Last week, Target Corp. announced that it will continue to allow transgender customers and employees to use the bathrooms and fitting rooms of their preference, regardless of their biological sex. A statement released on Target’s corporate website Tuesday came amid a nationwide legal dispute over whether transgender people should receive special protection under the country’s civil rights provisions. Since that announcement, more than 500,000 people have signed an online pledge to boycott Target. A description of the pledge, created by the American Family Association, states several concerns of religious and social conservatives who believe that providing such accommodations for transgender...
  • Why Did Hillary Clinton Lie About Benghazi?

    04/26/2016 11:00:44 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 69 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 4/26/2015 | blueunicorn6
    Why did Hillary Clinton lie about Benghazi? There is no doubt that she lied. It has been proven that she told two completely different stories. What exactly was the lie? She lied about the enemy's motive for attacking us at Benghazi. She told the American people that we were attacked at Benghazi by a disorganized mob because some Libyans were mad about a video they saw. She knew this explanation was a lie. She told her daughter, almost immediately, that the attack was an organized attack by our enemies. Why did she tell this particular lie? You lie to cover...
  • ATF Soliciting Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Firearms Transaction Record “4473”

    04/26/2016 10:43:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    blog.princelaw.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Adam Kraut
    ATF opened the comment period to the proposed changes on the 4473 on April 7 and is accepting comments until June 6, 2016. Link to the Official Document. The proposed ATF 4473 can be found here. I encourage you to review the proposed 4473 and submit comments to help improve the form. You may submit comments by emailing Carolyn King, Firearms Industry Programs Branch FederalRegisterNoticeATFF4473@atf.gov.
  • "Dress Right.....Dress!"

    04/26/2016 9:02:44 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 13 replies
    Drill And Ceremonies | 4/26/2015 | blueunicorn6
    One of the first things you learn in the military is how to move and work with other people. The Sergeants taught me how to stand in line and how to turn without tripping the people I was with. The quickest and most efficient means of moving a large group of people is to put them in a formation and march them. This also sends a message to anyone watching that the people marching together are focused, disciplined and ready to fight. Let's say you need to move a bunch of people from a football field to a park. You...
  • Fiat Chrysler to increase North American factory workers

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 9:41 AM EDT | Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher
    The number of Fiat Chrysler factory workers in North America will increase as the company reduces production of passenger cars and shifts toward trucks and SUVs, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. […] He (Sergio Marchionne) said new Ram pickup truck will come out at the beginning of 2018. It will be built at two U.S. factories in suburban Detroit, so it won’t cost the company any production of the current model. A factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan, that now makes the Chrysler 200 sedan will be retooled to make pickups, he said. The company also plans to build a...
  • Politics: Of course: Missouri man caught filming women in Target dressing room

    04/26/2016 7:54:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    caintv ^ | April 26, 2016 | Dan Calabrese
    Oh by the way, he'd done it before, and when cops arrested him, he had a loaded handgun. Let's get this out of the way right at the start: No one is mistaking Matthew Foerstel for a "transgender person" for lack of the better one-word noun I'm sure someone will come up with very soon. He's clearly just a male pervert going where he's not supposed to be. I don't even think he's claiming to "identify as a woman." But last week, Target took a step toward completely erasing the distinction between men's bathrooms/dressing rooms and women's bathrooms/dressing rooms when...
  • [Canada] ‘Pink tax’ has women paying 43% more for their toiletries than men

    04/26/2016 7:25:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    Financial Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Hollie Shaw
    Women pay an average of 43 per cent more for toiletries such as razors and shampoo than men do, according to a new study. The so-called “Pink Tax” has been long tied to services like dry cleaning and haircuts for women. But a new study from Toronto-based ParseHub reveals price tags on 3,191 personal care products for women are substantially higher than the corresponding products for men. The gap between average similar products for a range of men’s and women’s razors, shampoo, soap, deodorant and shaving cream is six per cent higher for women, ParseHub noted: women pay about $47.57...