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  • IBM Announces Deals With Apple, Johnson And Johnson, And Medtronic In Bid To Transform Health Care

    04/13/2015 6:34:10 PM PDT · 33 of 54
    a fool in paradise to grey_whiskers

    “If you get in an auto accident and the people treating you want to know if you’ve recently had XYZ test, the problem is that every hospital uses a different coding system for that test. WHO was trying to standardize the coding system for those tests”

    Seems to me that requires a DD system approach. NOTHING in your original synopsis indicated “different payment schedules”, “different co-pays”, or whatever blather. The original description was that one medic couldn’t tell what tests had been performed at another location.

    Additionally, “the internet of things” is a term in the article (electronic devices that update their status on the internet, including coffee makers). THAT does nothing to alleviate determining “which test was run on whom et al”. It does report “heartbeat irregularity from pacemaker 12234221”.

  • Nearly half of U.S. women have no children, highest on record

    04/13/2015 6:28:31 PM PDT · 12 of 69
    a fool in paradise to Regulator

    Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives ^ | 9-2-2014 | Mallory Millett

    “When women go wrong men go right after them.” – Mae West

    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill wrote this over a century ago.

    During my junior year in high school, the nuns asked about our plans for after we graduated. When I said I was going to attend State University, I noticed their disappointment. I asked my favorite nun, “Why?” She answered, “That means you’ll leave four years later a communist and an atheist!”

    What a giggle we girls had over that. “How ridiculously unsophisticated these nuns are,” we thought. Then I went to the university and four years later walked out a communist and an atheist, just as my sister Katie had six years before me.

    Sometime later, I was a young divorcee with a small child. At the urging of my sister, I relocated to NYC after spending years married to an American executive stationed in Southeast Asia. The marriage over, I was making a new life for my daughter and me. Katie said, “Come to New York. We’re making revolution! Some of us are starting the National Organization of Women and you can be part of it.”

    I hadn’t seen her for years. Although she had tormented me when we were youngsters, those memories were faint after my Asian traumas and the break-up of my marriage. I foolishly mistook her for sanctuary in a storm. With so much time and distance between us, I had forgotten her emotional instability.

    And so began my period as an unwitting witness to history. I stayed with Kate and her lovable Japanese husband, Fumio, in a dilapidated loft on The Bowery as she finished her first book, a PhD thesis for Columbia University, “Sexual Politics.”

    It was 1969. Kate invited me to join her for a gathering at the home of her friend, Lila Karp. They called the assemblage a “consciousness-raising-group,” a typical communist exercise, something practiced in Maoist China. We gathered at a large table as the chairperson opened the meeting with a back-and-forth recitation, like a Litany, a type of prayer done in Catholic Church. But now it was Marxism, the Church of the Left, mimicking religious practice:

    “Why are we here today?” she asked.
    “To make revolution,” they answered.
    “What kind of revolution?” she replied.
    “The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
    “And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.
    “By destroying the American family!” they answered.
    “How do we destroy the family?” she came back.
    “By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
    “And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied.
    “By taking away his power!”
    “How do we do that?”
    “By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
    “How can we destroy monogamy?”

    Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears. Was I on planet earth? Who were these people?

    “By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.

    They proceeded with a long discussion on how to advance these goals by establishing The National Organization of Women. It was clear they desired nothing less than the utter deconstruction of Western society. The upshot was that the only way to do this was “to invade every American institution. Every one must be permeated with ‘The Revolution’”: The media, the educational system, universities, high schools, K-12, school boards, etc.; then, the judiciary, the legislatures, the executive branches and even the library system.

    It fell on my ears as a ludicrous scheme, as if they were a band of highly imaginative children planning a Brinks robbery; a lark trumped up on a snowy night amongst a group of spoiled brats over booze and hashish.

    To me, this sounded silly. I was enduring culture shock after having been cut-off from my homeland, living in Third-World countries for years with not one trip back to the United States. I was one of those people who, upon returning to American soil, fell out of the plane blubbering with ecstasy at being home in the USA. I knelt on the ground covering it with kisses. I had learned just exactly how delicious was the land of my birth and didn’t care what anyone thought because they just hadn’t seen what I had or been where I had been. I had seen factory workers and sex-slaves chained to walls.

    How could they know? Asia is beyond our ken and, as they say, utterly inscrutable, and a kind of hell I never intended to revisit. I lived there, not junketed, not visited like sweet little tourists — I’d conducted households and tried to raise a child. I had outgrown the communism of my university days and was clumsily groping my way back to God.

    How could twelve American women who were the most respectable types imaginable — clean and privileged graduates of esteemed institutions: Columbia, Radcliffe, Smith, Wellesley, Vassar; the uncle of one was Secretary of War under Franklin Roosevelt — plot such a thing? Most had advanced degrees and appeared cogent, bright, reasonable and good. How did these people rationally believe they could succeed with such vicious grandiosity? And why?

    I dismissed it as academic-lounge air-castle-building. I continued with my new life in New York while my sister became famous publishing her books, featured on the cover of “Time Magazine.” “Time” called her “the Karl Marx of the Women’s Movement.” This was because her book laid out a course in Marxism 101 for women. Her thesis: The family is a den of slavery with the man as the Bourgeoisie and the woman and children as the Proletariat. The only hope for women’s “liberation” (communism’s favorite word for leading minions into inextricable slavery; “liberation,” and much like “collective” – please run from it, run for your life) was this new “Women’s Movement.” Her books captivated the academic classes and soon “Women’s Studies” courses were installed in colleges in a steady wave across the nation with Kate Millett books as required reading.

    Imagine this: a girl of seventeen or eighteen at the kitchen table with Mom studying the syllabus for her first year of college and there’s a class called “Women’s Studies.” “Hmmm, this could be interesting,” says Mom. “Maybe you could get something out of this.”

    Seems innocuous to her. How could she suspect this is a class in which her innocent daughter will be taught that her father is a villain? Her mother is a fool who allowed a man to enslave her into barbaric practices like monogamy and family life and motherhood, which is a waste of her talents. She mustn’t follow in her mother’s footsteps. That would be submitting to life as a mindless drone for some domineering man, the oppressor, who has mesmerized her with tricks like romantic love. Never be lured into this chicanery, she will be taught. Although men are no damned good, she should use them for her own orgasmic gratification; sleep with as many men as possible in order to keep herself unattached and free. There’s hardly a seventeen-year-old girl without a grudge from high school against a Jimmy or Jason who broke her heart. Boys are learning, too, and they can be careless during high school, that torment of courting dances for both sexes.

    By the time Women’s Studies professors finish with your daughter, she will be a shell of the innocent girl you knew, who’s soon convinced that although she should be flopping down with every boy she fancies, she should not, by any means, get pregnant. And so, as a practitioner of promiscuity, she becomes a wizard of prevention techniques, especially abortion.

    The goal of Women’s Liberation is to wear each female down to losing all empathy for boys, men or babies. The tenderest aspects of her soul are roughened into a rock pile of cynicism, where she will think nothing of murdering her baby in the warm protective nest of her little-girl womb. She will be taught that she, in order to free herself, must become an outlaw. This is only reasonable because all Western law, since Magna Carta and even before, is a concoction of the evil white man whose true purpose is to press her into slavery.

    Be an outlaw! Rebel! Be defiant! (Think Madonna, Lady Gaga, Lois Lerner, Elizabeth Warren.) “All women are prostitutes,” she will be told. You’re either really smart and use sex by being promiscuous for your own pleasures and development as a full free human being “just like men” or you can be a professional prostitute, a viable business for women, which is “empowering” or you can be duped like your mother and prostitute yourself to one man exclusively whereby you fall under the heavy thumb of “the oppressor.” All wives are just “one-man whores.”

    She is to be heartless in this. No sentimental stuff about courting. No empathy for either boy or baby. She has a life to live and no one is to get in her way. And if the boy or man doesn’t “get it” then no sex for him; “making love” becomes “having sex.” “I’m not ‘having sex’ with any jerk who doesn’t believe I can kill his son or daughter at my whim. He has no say in it because it’s my body!” (Strange logic as who has ever heard of a body with two heads, two hearts, four arms, four feet?)

    There’s no end to the absurdities your young girl will be convinced to swallow. “I plan to leap from guy to guy as much as I please and no one can stop me because I’m liberated!” In other words, these people will turn your daughter into a slut with my sister’s books as instruction manuals. (“Slut is a good word. Be proud of it!”) She’ll be telling you, “I’m probably never getting married and if I do it will be after I’ve established my career,” which nowadays often means never. “I’ll keep my own name and I don’t really want kids. They’re such a bother and only get in the way.” They’ll tell her, “Don’t let any guy degrade you by allowing him to open doors for you. To be called ‘a lady’ is an insult. Chivalry is a means of ownership.”

    Thus, the females, who are fundamentally the arbiters of society go on to harden their young men with such pillow-talk in the same way they’ve been hardened because, “Wow, man, I’ve gotta get laid and she won’t do it if I don’t agree to let her kill the kid if she gets knocked-up!” Oppressed? Woman has always had power. Consider the eternal paradigm: only after Eve convinced Adam to eat the fruit did mankind fall. I.e., man does anything to make woman happy, even if it’s in defiance of God. There’s power for ya! Without a decent womankind, mankind is lost. As Mae West said, “When women go wrong men go right after them!”

    I’ve known women who fell for this creed in their youth who now, in their fifties and sixties, cry themselves to sleep decades of countless nights grieving for the children they’ll never have and the ones they coldly murdered because they were protecting the empty loveless futures they now live with no way of going back. “Where are my children? Where are my grandchildren?” they cry to me.

    “Your sister’s books destroyed my sister’s life!” I’ve heard numerous times. “She was happily married with four kids and after she read those books, walked out on a bewildered man and didn’t look back.” The man fell into despairing rack and ruin. The children were stunted, set off their tracks, deeply harmed; the family profoundly dislocated and there was “no putting Humpty-Dumpty together again.”

    Throughout the same time these women were “invading” our institutions, the character of the American woman transformed drastically from models portrayed for us by Rosalind Russell, Bette Davis, Deborah Kerr, Eve Arden, Donna Reed, Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert, Irene Dunn, Greer Garson. These were outstanding women needing no empowerment lessons and whose own personalities, as well as the characters they interpreted, were strong, resilient and clearly carved. Their voices were so different you could pick them out by that alone. We all knew Rita Hayworth’s voice. We all knew Katherine Hepburn’s voice.

    I dare you to identify the voices of the cookie-cutter post-women’s-liberation types from Hollywood today. How did these “liberated” women fall into such an indistinguishable pile of mush? They all look exactly the same with few individuating characteristics and their voices sound identical, these Julies and Jessicas! My friend, Father George Rutler, calls them “the chirping fledglings of the new Dark Ages.” The character of the American woman has been distorted by this pernicious movement. From where did this foul mouthed, tattooed, outlaw creature, who murders her baby without blinking an eye and goes partying without conscience or remorse come? And, in such a short little phase in history?

    Never before have we heard of so many women murdering their children: Casey Anthony killing her little Caylee and partying-hearty for weeks; Susan Smith driving her beautiful little boys into a lake, leaving them strapped in the water to die torturous deaths; that woman who drowned her five children in the bathtub? “Hey, if I can kill my baby at six months of gestation why not six months post-birth, just call it late late-term abortion.”

    I insist that woman always has been the arbiter of society and when those women at Lila Karp’s table in Greenwich Village set their minds to destroying the American Family by talking young women into being outlaws, perpetrators of infanticide, and haters of Western law, men and marriage, they accomplished just what they intended. Their desire — and I witnessed it at subsequent meetings till I got pretty sick of their unbridled hate — was to tear American society apart along with the family and the “Patriarchal Slave-Master,” the American husband.

    We’re all so busy congratulating each other because Ronald Reagan “won the Cold War without firing a shot” entirely missing the bare truth which is that Mao, with his Little Red Book and the Soviets, won the Cold War without firing a shot by taking over our women, our young and the minds of everyone tutored by Noam Chomsky and the textbooks of Howard Zinn. Post-graduate Junior is Peter Pan trapped in the Never Neverland of Mom’s (she’s divorced now) basement. Christina Hoff Sommers says, “Moms and dads, be afraid for your sons. There’s a ‘war on men’ that started a long time ago in gender studies classes and in women’s advocacy groups eager to believe that men are toxic… Many ‘educated women’ in the U.S. have drunk from the gender feminist Kool Aid. Girls at Yale, Haverford and Swarthmore see themselves as oppressed. This is madness.”

    If you see something traitorous in this, a betrayal of my sister, I have come to identify with such people as Svetlana Stalin or Juanita Castro; coming out to speak plainly about a particularly harmful member of my family. Loyalty can be highly destructive. What about Muslims who refuse to speak out right now? I was one of the silent but at last I’m “spilling the beans.” The girls have been up to something for years and it’s really not good. It’s evil. We should be sick to our souls over it. I know I am. And so, mass destruction, the inevitable outcome of all socialist/communist experiments, leaves behind its signature trail of wreckage.

    So much grace, femininity and beauty lost.

    So many ruined lives.

    Mallory Millett resides in New York City with her husband of over twenty years. CFO for several corporations, she is a long-standing member of The David Horowitz Freedom Center and sits on the Board of Regents for the Center for Security Policy.

  • Nearly half of U.S. women have no children, highest on record

    04/13/2015 6:26:59 PM PDT · 9 of 69
    a fool in paradise to iowacornman

    Two words “fur babies”.

    Crazy cat lady is now a lifestyle choice (like homosexuality once was).

    How much longer before employers are required to include pets on medical insurance plans?

  • Nearly half of U.S. women have no children, highest on record

    04/13/2015 6:25:49 PM PDT · 8 of 69
    a fool in paradise to MinorityRepublican

    Margaret Sanger would be proud. In 1948 she was urging Europeans to stop having all babies for 10 years.

    It wasn’t about “a woman’s choice” (in the Pathe newsreel clip she admits it’d be a difficult thing to console a woman who says she’d be infertile at the end of the ten years). It was about radically changing the society.

    Socialist leftists are achieving their life goals incrementally.

  • Calif. man in 1976 school bus kidnapping gets parole

    04/13/2015 6:21:48 PM PDT · 7 of 31
    a fool in paradise to lowbridge; GeronL


    Three years after the kidnapping, a study of 23 of the children by Dr. Lenore C. Terr of UC San Francisco concluded that they had been traumatized by the ordeal, resulting in panic attacks, nightmares of kidnappings leading to their deaths, and personality changes.

    Twenty of the children were afraid of being kidnapped again, and 21 were afraid of such things as “cars, the dark, the wind, the kitchen, mice, dogs and hippies.”

    They are lucky some liberal judge didn’t let the perps out sooner since some of the students were afraid of hippies.

  • Who Are Hillary Clinton's Likely Challengers?

    04/13/2015 6:15:55 PM PDT · 21 of 24
    a fool in paradise to Bubba_Leroy
  • Who Are Hillary Clinton's Likely Challengers?

    04/13/2015 6:11:44 PM PDT · 20 of 24
    a fool in paradise to rarestia
    I love how Hillary is just the de facto Democratic presidential candidate. No talk of any other Dems in the race. If this doesn’t smack of entitlement, I don’t know what does.

    Smart money says that Hillary was rewarded with a cabinet position (and possibly seating of Clintonistas in the Obama administration) for getting out when she did in 2008.

    What sort of backroom deals are being made by the Democrats today and are any of them throwing their support behind a Jeb Bush candidacy (primary win only)?

  • Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

    04/13/2015 6:07:47 PM PDT · 57 of 63
    a fool in paradise to ExCTCitizen
    I just read an article in a model railroad magazine that made me put it back. When you see liberal views in a model railroad magazine ( published in the UK) I’m getting sick of seeing liberal crap.

    The mantra of the Left is "politicize everything".

    It was there in the 1990s for awhile, then creeping political correctness was beat back for a period.

    After Bush won (and won a second time) it returned.

    The criticisms of Bush's alleged cocaine use, wars, alleged cronyism, dumb quotes, dumb expressions, etc. have fallen silent now that the smartest man in the room is president.

    Hobbies once upon a time were an escape from the dreary concerns of "modern life". They are politicized these days and used as "teachable moments" by social(ist) justice warriors.

  • Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

    04/13/2015 5:58:19 PM PDT · 56 of 63
    a fool in paradise to Boogieman
    When true climate believers start offing themselves en masse because they can’t bear the guilt of knowing that they are killing the planet anymore, then I will believe it is serious.

    When they stop living in mansions, riding about in chauffeur driven limousines, jetting about to global conferences (when they could be tele-commuting), and cease publishing on paper (strictly going electronic), I might start considering that they think that human activity has any impact on the outcome.

    Kill themselves? Pshaw, that's for the commoners.

  • Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

    04/13/2015 5:52:57 PM PDT · 55 of 63
    a fool in paradise to Oldeconomybuyer; GeronL

    “Drink the kool aid and the planet will survive.”

  • IBM Announces Deals With Apple, Johnson And Johnson, And Medtronic In Bid To Transform Health Care

    04/13/2015 5:41:05 PM PDT · 20 of 54
    a fool in paradise to econjack

    It doesn’t take “the internet of things” (iDevices) to come up with a “Dewey Decimal System” for medical codes.

  • Judge hammers white victims of armed home invasion for racism,lets criminal go free

    04/13/2015 5:32:32 PM PDT · 56 of 74
    a fool in paradise to DoughtyOne
    That little girl has every right to feel the way she does. Later in life she’ll grow out of it.

    Maybe she won't grow out of it.

    The home invader's microagressive and macroagressive behavior imprinted upon her. The home invader should have to go to some sort of social justice counseling to discover how his actions could be misconstrued by those around him.

  • IRS: Mistakes Were Made

    04/13/2015 5:21:00 PM PDT · 6 of 58
    a fool in paradise to Nachum
  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 5:18:09 PM PDT · 78 of 87
    a fool in paradise to ansel12

    Rita wasn’t about “hurricanes” it was about max exodus. Don’t be a dick.

  • Islamic State post cartoon depicting Obama beheading

    04/13/2015 4:51:27 PM PDT · 4 of 31
    a fool in paradise to dontreadthis

    That’s racist!

  • Hillary Clinton’s Long-Awaited Presidential Announcement Has a Typo

    04/13/2015 4:50:39 PM PDT · 27 of 43
    a fool in paradise to Libloather; MeshugeMikey
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Sunday that she has “fought children and families all her career.”

    That's because of the truth in advertising requirements.

  • Hillary Clinton spotted at Chipotle in Ohio 'trying to be incognito'...

    04/13/2015 4:46:11 PM PDT · 44 of 120
    a fool in paradise to Inyo-Mono; MeshugeMikey
  • Hillary Clinton spotted at Chipotle in Ohio 'trying to be incognito'...

    04/13/2015 4:40:54 PM PDT · 33 of 120
    a fool in paradise to Pearls Before Swine; GeronL; Slings and Arrows
    “She’s just like us.”

    Like Father of the Year (2007) John Edwards and his wife who used to always dine at Wendy's on their anniversary.

  • Hillary Clinton spotted at Chipotle in Ohio 'trying to be incognito'...

    04/13/2015 4:39:00 PM PDT · 27 of 120
    a fool in paradise to MeshugeMikey

    OHIO? She can’t even spell IOWA!!!

  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 4:37:58 PM PDT · 73 of 87
    a fool in paradise to ansel12

    What’s the largest sized moving crowd you have been in?

    Ever have the air knocked out of your lungs (twice) while being crushed by a surging crowd against an immovable object?

    And just because you can see an atomic blast does not mean that you are at risk of injury from flying glass. You have your own overly dramatic claims.

  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 2:28:15 PM PDT · 57 of 87
    a fool in paradise to ansel12

    I got trapped in a 22 hour hellride going from Houston to Austin on 290 during the Hurricane Rita evacuation.

    Don’t tell me about overdramatizing. That was a dry run for the horrible reality of what a critical sh!t hits the fan scenario is going to be like.

    Police were absent (except to keep citizens from entering or buying gasoline in their own secured towns).

    Don’t speak of doomsday scenarios you haven’t witnessed firsthand.

  • Bake Your Own Damn Cake

    04/13/2015 2:25:39 PM PDT · 2 of 18
    a fool in paradise to Kaslin

    Lawfirms are refusing to defend traditional marriage laws in the courts.

    Become an attorney and then a baker, lawyers seem to be the only ones permitted to deny their services to some members of the public. And clearly it isn’t morality that drives their refusal of service, they stand up for traitors, murderers, rapists, and more using every trick in the book to reduce sentencing or get a guilty client off scott free.

  • Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen

    04/13/2015 2:22:22 PM PDT · 31 of 44
    a fool in paradise to MeshugeMikey

    Time (from Dark Side of the Moonshine)

  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 2:18:12 PM PDT · 51 of 87
    a fool in paradise to ansel12

    The evidence that duck and cover would work in the WWII era is that some survivors were partially shielded and partially burned.

    Up a hill in a tsunami works, up stairs or up a tree doesn’t work so well (even though it’s higher ground) when the wave hits if the tree or building do not survive (or the water in the building reaches the ceiling or the wave force knocks shelves down, knocks a person into a wall, etc.).

    Ultimately when fleeing, you can only move as fast as those in front of you (and some do not have a good survival instinct) or if you can manage to get around them, somewhat faster but nowhere near “full speed”.

  • Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen

    04/13/2015 2:11:18 PM PDT · 29 of 44
    a fool in paradise to Kirkwood; Slings and Arrows; GeronL; MeshugeMikey
    Which one's Pink?

  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 2:03:43 PM PDT · 43 of 87
    a fool in paradise to Billthedrill
    Wait - do you walk toward the wave or away from it?

    If you are a surfer looking for a killer wave, swim into it.

  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 2:02:47 PM PDT · 42 of 87
    a fool in paradise to Theoria

    Learn to fly. It would’ve saved lived on 9/11 and in the threat of earthquakes and tidal waves.

  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 2:01:41 PM PDT · 41 of 87
    a fool in paradise to Bubba Ho-Tep
    Walk fast! Walk fast for your lives!

    If I get on the highway to evacuate in the time of impending doom, I'll be sure to drive no faster than 55MPH. After all, our gubmint told us that 55 saves lives.

  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 2:00:13 PM PDT · 40 of 87
    a fool in paradise to ansel12
    Duck and cover would save even more lives in a nuclear blast, and people mock the heck out of it for some reason.

    Ultimately duck and cover works for some lower yield nuclear bombs (or in the outlying region) and doesn't work in other instances. I agree that the mocking was generally misinformation.

  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 1:57:31 PM PDT · 34 of 87
    a fool in paradise to Citizen Zed
    Emergency preparedness experts generally agree that after the quake and tsunami, most roads will be too damaged for driving, so people will have to walk to safety.

    Ever get into a crowd all moving the same way (evacuating an event like a concert or sporting event)? Ever notice that some people stop or walk against the motion?

    Magnify that by 100.

    And a stampede that encounters some stopage or slow down would increase the body count (not from the storm, either).

  • Iowa students preparing for session think she's a 'control freak' will be 'talking s**t'

    04/13/2015 1:54:19 PM PDT · 17 of 41
    a fool in paradise to COUNTrecount; MeshugeMikey; GeronL
    Iowa students preparing for Hillary's first 'listening' session think she's a 'control freak'

    Just because the audience and their questions are pre-screened (or questions are even assigned to audience members)?

    What's so 'control freaky' about that? That's My Hillary! (laughs ensue and so can YOU!)

  • Günter Grass, German Novelist and Social Critic, Dies at 87

    04/13/2015 1:51:00 PM PDT · 11 of 14
    a fool in paradise to mojito; GeronL; MeshugeMikey

    The Left loved this guy.

    Here he is (a former Nazi) spouting hatred and blame and war mongering claims regarding Israel (da jooz) and Booosh (he was a Bush hasser).

    Israeli Letter-poem to Grass: If We Go, Everyone Goes
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/12 | Gil Ronen

    Israeli poet Itamar Yaoz-Kest, a Holocaust survivor, has penned a public “letter-poem” in reply to the “poem” in which German Günter Grass accused Israel of “endangering the already fragile world peace.”

    The letter-poem was published on journalist Ze’ev Galili’s blog, in Hebrew, under the name: “The Right to Exist: a Poem-Letter to the German Author.” It addresses Grass, who has admitted to being a member of the Waffen SS during World War II, by name.

    German Nobel Laureate: Bush “Threat to World Peace” (Barf alert1 Barf Alert!)
    Islam Online ^ | December 30 2002 | Khaled Shmitt
    Renowned German writer Guenter Grass, attacked U.S. president George W. Bush, saying he is a threat to world peace, adding that his actions are based on a disturbed familial atmosphere.

    In an interview Sunday, December 29, with the German Welt am Sonntag, Grass, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1999, said that in the current political situation, the dangerous mix of financial, political and family-related interests have made Bush a truly dangerous politician.

    Grass, who is a personal friend of German chancellor Schroeder, also said that Bush’s personality strikes a resemblance between the new liberalism which the United States presents and the terror which it’s fighting against.

    In addition, Grass, who is dubbed by the German media as the ‘German Conscience’, felt that there is a resemblance between Bush and one of the Shakespearean characters who had a psychological complex and who only wanted to please his father regardless of the consequences.

    Grass also said that the higher purpose for the war against Iraq, according to Bush, was to prove to his father that he is able to succeed in what he failed to do during the 1991 war. He also stressed that Bush’s intent in creating a conflict in Iraq in this ‘boyish manner’, especially after waging a war on Afghanistan, will lead to the creation of a new wave of terrorism in the world.

    Regarding the real reasons behind the war on Iraq, Grass said that economic reasons play an important role because it combines a general, unannounced reason from the United States, which entails the U.S.’s desire to control the oil in Iraq and a private, also unannounced reason which entails saving his family, which controls several large oil companies from the economic crisis which it faces.

    Grass also said that another reason for the war includes the U.S. obsession with parading itself as the world’s only super power which can control the rest of the world, despite the fact that its president lacks the general knowledge concerning these countries.

  • Günter Grass, German Novelist and Social Critic, Dies at 87

    04/13/2015 1:45:21 PM PDT · 10 of 14
    a fool in paradise to mojito

    Well, bye.

  • Oklahoma City bombing: 20 years later, key questions remain unanswered

    04/13/2015 1:41:56 PM PDT · 39 of 56
    a fool in paradise to subterfuge
    They sure killed McVeigh quickly as I recall.

    Bill Clinton wanted to show he wasn't soft on crime.

    The Ft. Hood killer is still breathing because Obama wanted to show he is soft on Islamonazism.

  • Clinton Campaign Rolls Out "Hillary for America" Catchphrase; Is Her Own Campaign Sexist?

    04/13/2015 10:24:54 AM PDT · 16 of 20
    a fool in paradise to Kickass Conservative

    “Put A Lesbian In The White House”

    too soon?

  • Clinton Campaign Rolls Out "Hillary for America" Catchphrase; Is Her Own Campaign Sexist?

    04/13/2015 10:24:03 AM PDT · 15 of 20
    a fool in paradise to cookcounty

    George W. Bush was merely referred to by his middle initial “Dubya”.

    Baraq Hussein Ubama could not bear to even have his middle name used during the scampaign.

  • A BETTER Hillary logo.

    04/13/2015 10:18:30 AM PDT · 32 of 62
    a fool in paradise to Half Vast Conspiracy; MeshugeMikey
    The buck does NOT stop at Hillary's desk!

  • Clinton Campaign Rolls Out "Hillary for America" Catchphrase; Is Her Own Campaign Sexist?

    04/13/2015 10:13:46 AM PDT · 8 of 20
    a fool in paradise to MeshugeMikey
    Hillary in 2016???

    No way in ell!!!

  • Clinton Campaign Rolls Out "Hillary for America" Catchphrase; Is Her Own Campaign Sexist?

    04/13/2015 10:11:27 AM PDT · 6 of 20
    a fool in paradise to rightistight; GeronL
    President Bush was routinely referred to as "Mr. Bush" by the Left (and Saddam Hussein), call her "Mrs. Clinton".
  • Clinton Campaign Rolls Out "Hillary for America" Catchphrase; Is Her Own Campaign Sexist?

    04/13/2015 10:09:59 AM PDT · 4 of 20
    a fool in paradise to rightistight; MeshugeMikey
    Democrats have claimed that referring to Ms. Clinton as just "Hillary" is sexist.

    MRS. CLINTON 2016

    Take away her husband name and she's got nuthin'!

  • Does Christianity have a Future?; Study shows Christianity on decline in the wealthy West

    04/13/2015 10:03:43 AM PDT · 13 of 36
    a fool in paradise to SeekAndFind
    By 2050, 4 out of every 10 Christians will live in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Not if the Islamonazi genocide of non-muslims continues there.

  • Does Christianity have a Future?; Study shows Christianity on decline in the wealthy West

    04/13/2015 10:02:06 AM PDT · 10 of 36
    a fool in paradise to SeekAndFind; GeronL

    Islam is “surging” because of colonization/immigration and “blame the man” black separatist Nation Of Islam culture in prisons. 2/3 of muslims in America are first generation immigrants.

    Way to go, Daily Puke. AntiChristian atheist cheerleaders for Islmaic theocracy. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  • At Disney racecar attraction, Lamborghini crashes, kills 1

    04/13/2015 3:31:37 AM PDT · 23 of 49
    a fool in paradise to nickcarraway

    Nobody actually “dies” at Disney World. They are removed from premises and then pronounced dead.

  • Hometown Residents Want Tribute to Brian Williams Torn Down (Elmira NY)

    04/12/2015 7:16:29 PM PDT · 5 of 30
    a fool in paradise to Olog-hai; Slings and Arrows
    Thus far, Mayor Sue Skidmore is balking

    Mayor?!! I thought Sue Skidmore was still doing the morning traffic report on the extreme rock radio station.

  • Iris Scanner Identifies a Person 40 Feet Away

    04/12/2015 7:14:44 PM PDT · 43 of 43
    a fool in paradise to GeronL

    They don’t need to use iris scanning, biometric scanning can determine from the shape of your head.

    Facebook now suggests tagging (or even autotags) people in uploaded photos (it IDs the person and asks if you want to tag them).

  • Grandmama Mia! (Dowd on Clinton)

    04/12/2015 7:11:53 PM PDT · 75 of 80
    a fool in paradise to NRx; Slings and Arrows; GeronL; MeshugeMikey
    Dowd absolutely loathes the Clintons. If she hated them any more I think she would start posting on FR.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Think of the horror!

  • Marshall University RA Shames Heterosexual Christian Students for Their ‘Privilege’

    04/12/2015 6:50:04 PM PDT · 54 of 55
    a fool in paradise to Dilbert San Diego

    It’s a term designed to marginalize those who engage in heterosexual relationships. Just another of Baskin Robin’s 33 flavors.

    So vanilla.

  • GOP Strategist: I Don’t Need Hillary to ‘Drown Me In Estrogen Every Time She Opens Her Mouth’

    04/12/2015 6:41:07 PM PDT · 47 of 48
    a fool in paradise to E. Pluribus Unum

    Ana Navarro must be a misogynist. She can’t be called a race traitor so she must be a sex traitor and is betraying the sisterhood of feminists to carry water (and coffee) for the evil GOP...

  • Scientists seek source of giant methane mass over Southwest

    04/12/2015 6:35:12 PM PDT · 79 of 85
    a fool in paradise to ImJustAnotherOkie
    The report that revealed the methane hot spot over the Four Corners region — where Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona meet — was released last year.

    Which one of them dealt it?

  • Islam fatwas: Eating wife, toilet paper OK

    04/12/2015 6:32:17 PM PDT · 15 of 19
    a fool in paradise to MeshugeMikey

    (in a Boston accent)

    Here I sit broken hearted,
    paid my dime and only fatwa-ed