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  • Trump is on Hannity right now. Very good show.

    07/27/2015 7:16:02 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 158 replies
    (Fox News Channel) ^ | July 27, 2015 | (self)t
    Just watching Donald Trump being interviewed live by Sean Hannity. They're good together. Cannot wait for the first debate.
  • State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

    07/27/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 26, 2015 7:56 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.Hawaii’s marketplace, the latest cautionary tale, was awarded $205 million in federal startup grants. It has spent about $139 million and enrolled 8,200 customers for individual coverage in 2015. Unable to sustain itself, the state marketplace is turning over sign-ups to the federal HealthCare.gov for 2016. Twelve states and the District of Columbia fully control their markets. Experts estimate...
  • Pot pastor refuses to tear down Church of the Holy Smoke tents in White Rock, B.C.

    07/27/2015 1:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    CBC ^ | Jul 27, 201
    Robin Douglas says up to 10 people attend his cannabis-centred servicesThe self-proclaimed pastor of the Church of the Holy Smoke in White Rock, B.C., is refusing to tear down the tents where he conducts cannabis-centred services. The City of White Rock ordered the tents, erected in the backyard of a beachfront property in the city, to be removed citing bylaw contraventions, but Robin Douglas says that's just a smokescreen. "The only thing that the city is getting mad about is that we're a religious organization that uses cannabis as a sacrament and they want us gone," he told CBC News....
  • France targets carbon tax in energy transition law (quadruples rate in five years)

    07/27/2015 12:44:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 27 Jul 2015 08:03 | (Journal de l’Environnement | translated by Samuel White)
    The debate is finally over. After more than a year of national consultations, draft bills and parliamentary discussions, French MPs finally adopted the bill for an Energy Transition for Green Growth on Wednesday 22 July. The substance of this far-reaching bill was subject to significant re-shaping by both houses of the French parliament, as well as the government. […] The adopted bill contains several last minute additions, including a Senate amendment to increase the carbon tax on fossil fuel use to €56 per ton in 2020, a four-fold increase, and €100 in 2030. “The trajectory of the carbon tax increase...
  • 23 year old Journalist Trumps Pundits with Concise Dissection and Summary of Trump's "Candidacy."

    07/27/2015 9:30:43 AM PDT · by Gigantor · 53 replies
    Communism Kills ^ | 7/27/2015 | Communism Kills
    Trump is nothing more than an opportunist, a narcissist, and a self-promoter.
  • Automatic Hamburger Machine - 50 Years Ahead of Its Time!

    07/27/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 16,2014
    Fifty years ago, the engineers of AMF's Central Research Labs in Stamford, CT invented automated foodservice. This entertaining film (circa 1964) describes a pilot operation for the then-burgeoning fast-food industry. Watch as hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, seafood, french-fries, onion rings, shakes, and soft drinks are ordered, prepared, and packaged automatically by AMF's revolutionary AMFare System. All the food was delicious, especially the flame-broiled hamburgers, double-hamburgers and cheeseburgers. The entire menu was cooked-to-order and served in minutes - at the desired temperature for each item. AMF's Orbis system (shown here) pioneered the concept of electronic ordering, price tabulation, and inventory management in...
  • Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction [A Guide for those asking: Should I upgrade?]

    07/27/2015 8:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Info World ^ | 07/27/2015 | By Woody Leonhard
    It’s a few days before Windows 10 is officially slated to drop, and still, confusion abounds. Worse, many fallacies regarding Microsoft’s plans around upgrades and support for Win10 remain in circulation, despite efforts to dispel them.Here at InfoWorld, we've been tracking Windows 10’s progress very closely, reporting the evolving technical details with each successive build in our popular “Where Windows 10 stands right now” report. We’ve also kept a close eye on the details beyond the bits, reporting on the common misconceptions around Windows 10 licensing, upgrade paths, and updates. If you haven’t already read that article, you may want...
  • Surging ahead in polls, Trump takes aim at Walker, Clinton

    07/27/2015 4:38:27 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 62 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2015, 7:12 AM
    http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/surging-ahead-in-polls-trump-takes-aim-at-walker-clinton/
  • Women are giving Trump the lead

    07/27/2015 3:44:04 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Gene Veith
    Donald Trump’s habit of shooting off his mouth and provoking outrage isn’t slowing him down at all. The public must find his lack of politically-correct inhibition refreshing. The new Zogby poll shows him leading the Republican pack among likely primary voters. Overall, he leads 20%, with Jeb Bush coming in at 16%. He leads among conservatives (18%), moderates (28%), and independents (31%). But his big support comes from women, 26% of whom support him. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2015/07/women-are-giving-trump-the-lead/?ref_widget=trending&ref_blog=goodletters&ref_post=a-g-harmon
  • Donald Trump is surging some more in a fresh batch of polls

    07/26/2015 3:38:33 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Real-estate magnate and Republican candidate Donald Trump has showed no signs of slowing down in presidential primary polls. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/polls-donald-trump-leads-new-hampshire-iowa-republican-primary-2015-7#ixzz3h2XY5KAs
  • Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles That Can Be Remotely Hacked Online

    07/26/2015 11:51:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | 7/26/2015 | CNN wire
    A flaw in several Chrysler models lets hackers remotely control them, posing an unprecedented danger for American drivers. Hackers can cut the brakes, shut down the engine, drive it off the road, or make all the electronics go haywire. ... The cars involved in the recall include the following vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens: 2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups 2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Chassis Cabs 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs 2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs 2015 MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes...
  • Looking Away From Abortion

    07/26/2015 9:57:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Ross Douthat
    IN an essay in his 1976 collection, “Mortal Lessons,” the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find “a foreignness upon the pavement,” a softness underfoot. Looking down, Selzer first thinks he sees oversize baby birds, then rubber baby dolls, until the realization comes that the street is littered with the tiny, naked, all-too-human bodies of aborted fetuses. Later, the local hospital director speaks to Selzer, trying to impose order on the grisly scene. It was an accident, of course: The tiny corpses...
  • A Millennial Named Bush

    07/26/2015 9:30:14 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/2015 | Nick Kristoff
    THE time-honored way to speak of young people is with horror. They’re wild, reckless, irresponsible, narcissistic, immoral and hopeless — and always have been. Now along comes this generation of millennials, and we have a problem. They are raised on “service projects,” apply to Teach for America in torrents and donate to charity at a higher rate (87 percent) than their elders. Basically, they’ve stabbed us older generations in the back with their idealism and altruism, robbing us of the opportunity to feel superior. One of the exemplars of this trend, also catering to it, is Barbara Bush, 33. Yes,...
  • No, 'Super Mario Maker' Is Not Racist

    07/25/2015 4:11:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/22/2015 | Erik Kain
    Super Mario Maker is a game we’ve all been waiting for: Finally, we can create our own classic Mario levels using the Wii U’s touch-screen gamepad. (I’d sure like to have a mouse and keyboard, but the touchscreen is far superior for this kind of thing than a traditional gamepad.) Ben Gilbert of Business Insider recently demoed the game and was mostly just really disturbed by the big, white, feminine hand that appeared onscreen as a stand-in for his own. This one: Here’s Gilbert’s reaction: During a meeting with Nintendo on Thursday in New York City, I tried the game...
  • Trailer for 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' shows a bold, brilliant, brutal Apple founder

    07/25/2015 10:46:29 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 24, 2015 | BY JOSH DICKEY
    Mashable Debuts exclusively premieres music, videos, artwork, trailers and more. You saw it here first! LOS ANGELES — Steve Jobs never compromised, nor did he pull punches. Neither does Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney. Jobs' life, influence and legacy get Gibney's full journalistic treatment in Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, the first trailer for which Mashable debuts here. Despite an uphill climb for access, Gibney, a perennial Academy Award contender who won for 2007's Taxi to the Dark Side, captured several of Jobs' personal acquaintances for this film that debuted at the South by Southwest Film Festival. The...
  • Poll: Vets view Trump more favorably than war hero McCain

    07/25/2015 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | July 25, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Veterans and military personnel apparently don’t mind what Donald Trump said about John McCain. A poll shows they view the Republican presidential candidate more favorably than they do the Arizona GOP senator. The YouGov.Economist poll was released on Friday. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/07/25/poll-vets-view-trump-more-favorably-than-war-hero-mccain-228695#ixzz3gukvL0rC
  • Why Donald Trump was a Democrat

    07/25/2015 1:24:41 AM PDT · by familyop · 69 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 24, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Donald Trump was asked today to explain why, as he has said, he has identified more with Democrats than with Republicans. The answer, he claimed, is that the economy crashed in 2008 because of mistakes made by President Bush. This may be a good answer (or the best one available) from a political perspective. Trump is appealing primarily to disaffected Republicans who believe the GOP hasnÂ’t stood up for them sufficiently on issues relating to the economy (immigration is the best example). Attributing his pro-Democrat leanings to BushÂ’s handling of the economy makes political sense. Unfortunately, it doesnÂ’t make historical...
  • New Saliva Test May Catch Alzheimer’s Disease Early

    07/24/2015 10:37:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    WTKR ^ | JULY 24, 2015
    A test detecting Alzheimer’s disease early may become easily available thanks to one plentiful bodily substance: saliva, a recently released study shows. The saliva test was presented at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington this week. Though research is still in its infancy, the saliva test represents the exciting future of diagnostic tools in development for the detection of the neurodegenerative disease. While doctors are currently able to see the difference between a healthy brain and one affected by Alzheimer’s, the study emphasizes the importance of detecting Alzheimer’s-like changes early. “As the field has continue
  • From Duds to Suds: Lululemon Going Into Beer Business

    07/24/2015 8:59:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Tue Jul 21 2015 | Peter Edwards
    Curiosity Lager will be offered at the SeaWheeze half marathon in Vancouver’s Stanley ParkBy: In a salutation to suds, yoga-apparel maker Lululemon Athletica has announced it’s going into the craft beer business. The Vancouver-based business announced it’s going to make something called “Curiosity Lager.” The company announced it plans to make 88,000 cans of the beer, to coincide in mid-August with the Lululemon annual SeaWheeze Half Marathon. The beer will be made in partnership with Stanley Park Brewing. “We both share a deep hometown pride in our forest-in-the-city, Stanley Park and a unbridled enthusiasm for cold beer after a...
  • Planned Parenthood Makes as Much as $23 Million Annually From Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts

    07/24/2015 7:19:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 24, 2015 | Matthew Clark
    In addition to murdering thousands of babies, we now know Planned Parenthood is operating a chop-shop, selling murdered babies for parts. Two videos have been released of senior Planned Parenthood abortion executives explaining in lurid detail, while chomping on salad and wine, how Planned Parenthood abortionists “crush” babies, using a “less crunchy” method of abortion, to harvest their organs. Then they sell them. It’s despicable. Yet, in response to the natural backlash of the American people, Planned Parenthood – the largest abortion business in America – has happily admitted it conducts this gruesome, inhuman practice. It claims it’s following “the...
  • Porn clicker keeps infecting apps on Google Play

    07/24/2015 4:52:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    WeLiveSecurity.com ^ | 23 JUL 2015 - 01:00PM | BY LUKAS STEFANKO
    Lately we informed you how a fake Dubsmash application has been uploaded to Google Play Store at least nine times, which have tens of thousands of installs. This porn clicker Trojan, which we detect as Android/Clicker, has once more become available for download from Play Store. After we notified Google and published an article about these fake Dubsmash Trojans, we discovered other fake Dubsmash versions being uploaded again infected with the same porn clicker. We detected yet another 51 Trojan porn clickers accessible for the users to download. Four of them had more than 10,000 installs and one of...
  • Top Economic Forecaster Warns: Have Cash On Hand To Survive For Three Months

    07/24/2015 4:47:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 74 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/24/15 | Mac Slavo
    Economic forecaster Martin Armstrong, who is known for having accurately predicted major events like the Savings & Loan crash, the collapse of Japanese financial markets and the destruction of the Russian economy almost to the day, says that a major turning point is coming to the global paradigm this October. While stopping short of calling for an all out crash, Armstrong’s cyclical turning point of 2015.75 suggests that very big changes are set to take place. But how do you prepare for the uncertainty of what’s to come? Armstrong says you’d better have some cash on hand for short-term disruptions,...
  • 11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business

    07/24/2015 2:46:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KDSK | July 24, 2015
    11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business
  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

    07/24/2015 12:00:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2015 2:55 PM EDT | Tom Krisher
    Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet. The company also disclosed in government documents that the hackers got into the Jeep through an electronic opening in the radio and said it would update software to close it. On Thursday, Fiat Chrysler sealed off a loophole in its internal cellular telephone network with vehicles to prevent similar attacks, the automaker said in a statement. The vulnerability exposed by the hack rippled through the auto industry...
  • India Rising? Modi’s Landmark Tax Bill Will Likely Pass, Says Eurasia

    07/24/2015 11:07:39 AM PDT · by entropy12
    Barron's Asia Edition ^ | 23-7-15 | Shuli Ren
    China’s loss is India’s gain. International investors are pulling out of China and plowed $705 million into India since June 12, sending the Sensex Index 7% higher. But does India have any near-term catalysts? The buzz on Narendra Modi‘s landmark reform Goods & Taxes Bill is back. An important panel in the Upper House of the parliament, which Modi’s political party does not have majority in, already approved the GST bill. Now Modi just needs to get this bill passed in the Upper House. But worryingly, the monsoon session of the parliament, which opened on Tuesday and will end on...
  • Young scientist discovers magnetic material unnecessary to create spin current

    07/24/2015 10:52:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | by Carla Reiter & Provided by: Argonne National Laboratory
    Typically when referring to electrical current, an image of electrons moving through a metallic wire is conjured. Using the spin Seebeck effect (SSE), it is possible to create a current of pure spin (a quantum property of electrons related to its magnetic moment) in magnetic insulators. However, this work demonstrates that the SSE is not limited to magnetic insulators but also occurs in a class of materials known as paramagnets. Since magnetic moments within paramagnets do not interact with each other like in conventional ferromagnets, and thus do not hold their magnetization when an external magnetic field is removed, this...
  • Planned Parenthood Paid Disgraced Official (Nucatola) More Than $200,000 On The Side

    07/24/2015 8:39:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/23/2015 | Patrick Howley
    Planned Parenthood not only pays its disgraced official Deborah Nucatola a salary. The abortion provider has also paid Nucatola a six-figure sum as an outside contractor. Nucatola, who has served as senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America since February 2009, was caught in an undercover sting video selling aborted baby parts. (RELATED: Nucatola Works For White House Staff). But Nucatola also founded her own firm called Imagyn Inc. in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The firm was incorporated in the state of California on April 1, 2008. She is still listed as president of the corporation. Planned...
  • TNR: They’re Not Baby Parts, They’re ‘Products Of Conception’

    07/24/2015 8:33:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    federalist.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | D.C. McAllister
    After the release of two undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood executives haggling over selling organs from aborted babies, OB/GYN Jen Gunter is complaining about the term “baby parts.” Writing for The New Republic, she says it’s better to use the term “products of conception.” While she thinks that’s just an accurate medical term, it’s really just dehumanizing babies to prop up the abortion industry. “These are not ‘baby parts,’” Gunter says. “Whether a woman has a miscarriage or an abortion, the tissue specimen is called ‘products of conception.’ In utero, i.e. during pregnancy, we...
  • How Microsoft's Windows 10 is like Coca-Cola Classic

    07/24/2015 7:57:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/24/2015 | BY PATRICK SEITZ
    The most anticipated feature of Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 10, set for release on Wednesday, isn't some new application. It's the return of the traditional Start screen, which Microsoft ditched in August 2012, with Windows 8. For that reason, Windows 10 is a lot like Coca-Cola Classic. Let me explain. When the Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) announced in April 1985 that New Coke would replace the original formula of its flagship soft drink, consumers protested. Some even hoarded cases of the original flavor beverage. New Coke is now seen as a cautionary tale about tampering with a well-established and successful brand. In October...
  • Anthem to acquire CIGNA, leaving only 3 big health insurance companies

    07/24/2015 7:50:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 07/24/2015 | Aaron Smith
    In another merger of health insurance giants, Anthem has agreed to acquire Cigna in a $54 billion deal. Anthem (ANTM), a Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurer, said it would buy all of Cigna's (CI)shares in a cash and stock transaction. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2016, if it passes state regulatory approvals and other requirements. The merged insurer would cover 53 million members. The merger would leave only three major players in the insurance industry. Earlier this month, Aetna (AET) struck a deal to buy Humana (HUM) for $37 billion, which would cover...
  • Report: Mitsubishi Motors to end US production

    07/23/2015 11:48:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2015 2:44 AM EDT
    Japanese media reports say automaker Mitsubishi Motors has decided to end production in the U.S. to focus on Asian markets. […] The company sold only 82,000 vehicles in the United States last year, less than one percent of the total market. …
  • Five March of Dimes Chapters Give Planned Parenthood Money for “Prenatal Education”

    07/23/2015 10:28:06 PM PDT · by Morgana
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    In the wake of the scandal revolving around the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, pro-life Americans are questioning every company and politician who have ties to Planned Parenthood. The March of Dimes is one such group that has long been in question about the ties it has to the nation’s number one abortion company. As LifeNews reported, new undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply...
  • This Isn’t the First Time Planned Parenthood Sold Aborted Baby Parts, See What it Did 17 Years Ago

    07/23/2015 8:55:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | Kathy Ostrowski
    Gov. Brownback’s instruction Tuesday that abortion facility inspections by the medical board and health department include inquiries into organ harvesting was called “political grandstanding” by Laura McQuade, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas Mid-Missouri (PPKMM). However, the media neglected to showcase that Kansas really has good reason to probe abortion businesses. PPKMM’s Overland Park abortion business, Comprehensive Health, did indeed have onsite abortion specimen procurement for years— involving at least two companies during the 1990s according to testimony. Planned Parenthood hopes no one will remember that their procurement programs were a key reason Kansas passed a law in 2000 covering...
  • Planned Parenthood: We Got $528.4 Million in Taxpayer Funds in One Year

    07/23/2015 8:37:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, received $528.4 million in taxpayer funding, according to its 2013-2014 annual report, which runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. The report shows that Planned Parenthood received $528.4 million in “government health services grants and reimbursements” during a one-year period, the latest figures available. That means it received an average of $1,447,671 in taxpayer funds per day and an average of $60,320 every hour. Several members of Congress, as well as some GOP presidential candidates, are calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded after a video surfaced showing Dr....
  • 473 Days until Obama leaves office. We need an FR countdown clock.

    07/23/2015 8:37:27 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 28 replies
    473 days until liberty begins to be restored!
  • IDC: Apple’s iPhone sales up 34.9%, Samsung’s phone sales down 2.3%

    07/23/2015 4:13:32 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | July 23, 2015
    According to the latest preliminary release from the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, up 11.6% from the 302.1 million units in 2Q14. The 2Q15 shipment volume represents the second highest quarterly total on record. Following an above average first quarter, smartphone shipments were still able to remain slightly above the previous quarter thanks to robust growth in many emerging markets. In the worldwide mobile phone market (inclusive of smartphones), vendors shipped 464.6 million units, down -0.4% from the 466.3 million units shipped...
  • 'Roots' remake, set to begin New Orleans filming in mid-August, issues casting call for extras

    07/23/2015 2:36:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/22/15 | Dave Walker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans-area filming on a "Roots" remake, slated to air on three A&E networks in 2016, is expected to begin in mid-August. An open call for background actors was issued Tuesday (July 21) by Caballero Casting. The project, to be simulcast on History, A&E and Lifetime, was announced in April. The four-night, eight-hour project will film here through December. Filming will also take place in Africa, an A&E spokesman said Wednesday. Laurence Fishburne will portray Alex Haley in the "Roots" remake, based on Haley's novel "Roots: The Saga of an American Family" as well as new historical scholarship, according to...
  • The College ‘Clean 15' - Looking for a college for your child that isn't a scam? Start here.

    07/23/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/23/2015 | Joy Pullmann
    How would you like your child to graduate high school and enter a four-year career-training program that will have him graduating not just with no debt, but earning $54,000 for the final year of his studies with a guaranteed post-graduation job in a skilled, upward-mobility industry? I’m a mother. That’s not even a question. Neither is it a pipe dream: The Apprentice School for Navy shipbuilders is located in Newport News, Virginia, and has an admissions rate approximating that of Harvard University. For obvious reasons. Despite the obvious attractions of such arrangements, and our historic dedication to the apprenticeship...
  • The Apple inventions that never surfaced: in pictures (Link Only)

    07/23/2015 10:54:31 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | July 23, 2015
    Ten Apple patents that may or may not see the light of day. For example this patent for a virtual reality headset capable of linking to an exterior device such as an iPhone or Mac filed in 2008. . .
  • What the Sting Video Will and Won't Achieve

    07/23/2015 8:46:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Jul 22, 2015 | Zachary Gappa
    Much has been written since Tuesday’s breaking story on Planned Parenthood's selling of fetal tissue from abortions. Not surprisingly, mainstream media outlets were slow to pick up the story, and many of them largely parroted the Planned Parenthood defense when writing their stories. The video caused quite the stir on social media, amassing countless shares and 2.4 million views on YouTube as of Tuesday. Interestingly, nearly all responses from the left and some from the right seem to miss the real reason for this impact. It is not so much that Planned Parenthood is doing something illegal or secretive (though...
  • Upcoming Abortion Videos: Handling Butchered Baby Parts Leads to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    07/23/2015 8:44:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2015 | Austin Ruse
    On Washington DC radio, Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life gave tantalizing details of upcoming videos to be released by the Center for Medical Progress from their undercover sting operation against Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby parts business. Talking to Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson on WMAL “Mornings on the Mall”, Pavone said upcoming videos will include interviews with Planned Parenthood personnel who have had to handle internal organs taken for sale from aborted babies. He said handling baby hearts, lungs, livers and brains can be debilitating and has given some of them post traumatic stress disorder. The process in...
  • 2 years after a Wall Street intern suddenly died, bank rookies are still putting in insane hours

    07/23/2015 8:30:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/23/2015 | Portia Crowe
    Back in June a bright, young, soon-to-be Deutsche Bank intern prepared for his first summer on Wall Street. He told us he knew what he was getting into: "Terrible hours." He was right. On this 21-year-old's very first day, he was staffed on a project at 8 p.m. and ended up working until 2:30 a.m. His hours have let up somewhat since, but he rarely leaves before 10:30 p.m. or 11:30 p.m. On weekends, if he's not working and can meet a friend for lunch, he'll choose a table near an open window because the fresh air is such a...
  • We've been had by Trump and most of the rest...

    07/23/2015 4:45:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 125 replies
    23 July 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Trump is saying some things that simply have to have been said. He's telling the truth. However, the longer this goes on, one begins to wonder what the real motive is? A lot of this stuff should have been said a long time ago by other conservative politicians and none would do so. So, why now...and by THIS guy with no real record of being a conservative? It is beginning to look like he is trying to divide the conservative electorate. The Democrats are all united behind evil causes and they stick together like glue. We could be under invasion...
  • Mozilla to focus on minimizing desertions to Edge with new Windows 10 Firefox

    07/22/2015 8:30:07 PM PDT · by dayglored · 27 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | July 20, 2015 | George Keizer
    Mozilla plans a campaign to stop or slow desertions from Firefox to Windows 10's new Edge browser because the OS's express setup changes previous defaults to Edge during an upgrade, according to published documents. Edge, introduced in Windows 10, will be the default browser out of the box. In fact, according to Mozilla -- supported by a video that showed what happened when Windows 7 was upgraded to Windows 10's build 10162 of July 2 -- those who upgrade by selecting "Express Settings," as most do, will find Edge the default even if they had previously specified a competitor like...
  • Multi-Level Marketing: China Isn’t Buying It

    07/22/2015 1:34:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    China Briefing Room ^ | 7/16 | Stephen O’Regan
    Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), a type of Direct Selling System, is a marketing strategy where the company’s sales force is highly dependent on the salesmen they have hired in different tiers of selling. This is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. This recruited sales force is referred to as the participant’s “down-line”, and can provide multiple levels of compensation This type of organizational structure can be quite enticing as it has the opportunity to build up a big networking...
  • The Whores of Moloch Preside Over the American Press Corps

    07/22/2015 1:33:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 22nd, 2015 | Erick Erickson (Diary)
    I often call the DC-NYC press that covers politics the circle of jerks. The euphemism implied in it aptly describes the typical coverage we have come to expect out of the press corps covering politics. But I think it is worth noting that, at root, they are whores of Moloch. Moloch was the Middle Eastern idol to whom many pagans sacrificed children. The sacrifices were often propitiatory, that is they were designed to avoid divine retribution for things like population control, global warming, white privilege, etc. We see this in the press’s lack of coverage of Planned Parenthood. Many of...
  • Existing Home Prices Hit Record; Sales Soar To 8 Year High [Property Sales Are Hot, Hot, Hot]

    07/22/2015 7:44:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/22/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Houses have become stocks... the higher the price, the more demand (especially as the government has your back with low down-payment loans and the re-emergence of IOs). With Existing Home Sales soaring to a SAAR of 5.49 million, the highest since early 2007, the fact that median home prices are at an all-time high appears to be any problem for the releveraging American (or Chinese) homebuyer.  Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says backed by June's solid gain in closings, this year's spring buying season has been the strongest since the downturn. "Buyers have come back in force, leading to the...
  • Record Global Temperatures? Don't Get Too Heated Up

    07/22/2015 6:40:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/21/2015
    While leaders meet in the Vatican for a climate conference, talk of record high global temperatures will fuel hysteria. But there's truly nothing to see here. Voices of the unreasonable screeched Tuesday across St. Peter's Square. California Gov. Jerry Brown was the most colorful. He took the opportunity to call anyone who doesn't believe in man-made global warming as he does a "denier," which is also the pejorative used to describe those who say the Holocaust never happened. He also called those who don't conform to his way of thinking "troglodytes." New York Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the choir,...
  • Sharia Law Loans in Seattle

    07/22/2015 4:17:23 AM PDT · by econjack · 28 replies
    Christian News ^ | July 22, 2015 | Heather Clark
    SEATTLE, Wash. — The mayor of Seattle and his housing committee have unveiled a plan to increase housing in the city, with a portion of the plan proposing the offering of Sharia law-compliant loans for Muslim residents. Among the number of ideas offered to make housing more affordable for Seattle residents is a segment that addresses Muslim beliefs, as Sharia law forbids usury for its adherents. “For our low—and moderate—income Muslim neighbors who follow Sharia law—which prohibits the payment of interest or fees for loans of money—there are limited options for financing a home,” the proposed plan reads. “Some Muslims...
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...