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  • The Menace of Egalitarianism

    10/08/2015 11:56:52 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2015 | Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
    The current veneration of equality is, indeed, a very recent notion in the history of human thought. Among philosophers or prominent thinkers the idea scarcely existed before the mid-eighteenth century; if mentioned, it was only as the object of horror or ridicule. The profoundly anti-human and violently coercive nature of egalitarianism was made clear in the influential classical myth of Procrustes, who “forced passing travellers to lie down on a bed, and if they were too long for the bed he lopped off those parts of their bodies which protruded, while racking out the legs of the ones who were...
  • Germany faces logistical nightmare as refugee inflows hit record

    10/04/2015 9:47:46 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    Yahoo (Reuters) ^ | 8/4/15 | Michelle Martin
    When Hesham fled Syria in early August with his pregnant wife and baby, he was sure all would be well once he got to Germany. Instead the hope has turned to despair after weeks of waiting to be registered at an overcrowded reception center in Berlin. The 26-year-old former chef is one of the hundreds of migrants who crowd around a small screen at the registration office every day, desperately waiting for their number to come up so they can go inside and get a certificate that is the first step in the asylum process. Some climb on top of...
  • Austria's Right-wing populist party makes huge gains fuelled by migrant crisis fears

    09/28/2015 10:42:18 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | Melanie Hall
    A Right-wing populist party in Austria has made huge gains in regional elections over growing concerns about Europe's migrant crisis. The Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) won 30.4 per cent of the vote in the state of Upper Austria, the country's industrial heartland, a striking improvement on its performance in the state’s last election in 2009 when it took half as many votes with 15.3 per cent. The party is closing in on the more centrist conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), which lost 10.4 per cent of its vote from the last election but managed to retain its lead to win...

    09/28/2015 10:29:57 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | by DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    During a television interview Ms Morano, an MEP with the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party, was asked to comment on the migrant crisis which currently has Europe in its grip. She said that she didn’t want to see Islam overtake Christianity as the main religion in France, the International Business Times has reported. “We must keep a balance in the country, [preserve] its cultural majority to have national cohesion,” she told TV channel France 2. “We are a Judeo-Christian country – as General de Gaulle said – of white race that welcomes foreigners. I want France to remain...
  • Houellebecq’s ‘Submission’ Comes to America

    09/28/2015 9:46:28 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | TOBIAS GREY
    Publication day is a proud moment for most authors but it turned into a nightmare for Michel Houellebecq. The French writer’s sixth novel, “Submission,” which will be published in the U.S. next month, had been heralded as his most topical. The book imagines France in 2022 under the rule of an Islamic political party headed by a Muslim president. On Jan. 7, the day “Submission” came out in France, the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo ran a caricature of the author on its cover. Bleary-eyed and sporting a wizard’s hat, the novelist was portrayed as a lugubrious prophet spouting asides like...
  • Immigration group planned girl's pope encounter for a year

    09/28/2015 9:24:21 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Sophie Cruz's encounter with the pope during a parade in Washington this week looked to be one of those spontaneous, once-in-a-lifetime-moments Francis has become known for. But for 5-year-old Sophie, the chance to wrap her arm around the pope's neck as he offered a hug, kiss and a blessing unfolded as perfectly as it was scripted by members of a coalition of Los Angeles-based immigration rights groups. For nearly a year the group had been preparing the young girl from suburban Los Angeles to make a dash for the popemobile to deliver a message about the plight of immigrant parents...

    09/28/2015 12:51:44 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/24/15 | JULIA HAHN
    Pope Francis is urging America to throw open her borders to thousands of impoverished migrants, in part to atone for the “sins” of the colonial era. “We must not repeat the sins and the errors of the past. We must resolve now to live as nobly and as justly as possible,” he declared before a joint session of Congress. “Thousands of persons are led to travel north in search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones, in search of greater opportunities…We must not be taken aback by their numbers.” ... Indeed, as the Pope addressed the...
  • Mars 'mystery solved': has Nasa found water flowing on the Red Planet?

    09/27/2015 1:38:43 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 50 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Emily Gosden
    Nasa is preparing to unveil a "major science finding" from its Mars exploration programme, amid speculation it could have found water flowing on the Red Planet. The space agency has scheduled a press conference for Monday, in which it promises to announce a "Mars Mystery Solved". While many are hoping for a discovery of alien life, the leading theory among those who follow research into Mars is an announcement of the presence of liquid water. The speculation has been driven by Nasa's disclosure that Lujendra Ojha, a PhD candidate who discovered possible signs of water as a 21-year-old undergraduate student...
  • Egypt fighting 'ferocious war' with terrorists, president el-Sissi says

    09/27/2015 1:33:03 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in an interview that the Mideast region needs to cooperate to defeat a worsening terrorist threat that has led to a "ferocious war" in Egypt and created the danger of some countries "sliding into failure." In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press Saturday night, el-Sissi also said that Syria should not be divided after its civil war, that the Egyptian military needs to be "augmented" to defeat terrorists fighting in the Sinai and Western Desert, and that efforts should be renewed to solve the Palestinian issue and expand Egypt's nearly 40-year-peace with Israel to...
  • Did Italy Just Assassinate Libya's Migrant Smuggling Kingpin?

    09/27/2015 1:08:44 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09.26.15 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME – For months, humanitarian aid workers and Europe’s leaders have been wringing their hands about how to stop the human traffickers who are responsible for the deluge of migrants and refugees making the dangerous crossing from Libyan ports to European shores. There has been talk of everything from destroying smugglers ships to infiltrating the traffickers’ networks, but apparently a more basic plan was also in the works. On Saturday morning Salah Al-Maskhout, a former henchman for Muammar Gaddafi thought to be the mastermind behind the main Mediterranean trafficking ring operating in the seas between North Africa and Europe, was...

    09/27/2015 12:57:46 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2015 | OLIVER LANE
    TheLocal.se reports Löfven will ask Swedish governmental bodies such as the Swedish Migration Agency, the Civil Contingencies Agency, and local authorities to work together to ensure newcomers get access to free housing, healthcare, education, and other benefits even quicker after their arrival. The government has already deployed migration agency officers to major points of ingress, such as Stockholm and Malmo railway stations to help arrivals get their asylum paperwork done as soon as they step off the train.
  • Germany: Migrants In, Germans Out

    09/27/2015 12:40:33 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 37 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 27, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    Hamburg city officials say that owners of vacant real estate have refused to make their property available to the city on a voluntary basis, and thus the city should be given the right to take it by force. "The proposed confiscation of private land and buildings is a massive attack on the property rights of the citizens of Hamburg. It amounts to an expropriation by the state [and a] "law of intimidation." — André Trepoll, Christian Democratic Union. "If a property is confiscated... a lawsuit to determine the legality of the confiscation can only be resolved after the fact. But...
  • Germany in a state of SIEGE: Merkel was cheered when she opened the floodgates to migrants...

    09/27/2015 1:22:29 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 September 2015 | SUE REID
    On the busy shopping street in Giessen, a German university town twinned with Winchester, migrant Atif Zahoor tucks into a chicken dish with his brother and cousin at the curry restaurant Chillie To Go. They have left good jobs back in Karachi, Pakistan, and now want to be Europeans. In late July the three slipped into Germany with their wives and children, using illegal documents. They live together in a five-bedroom house, rented for them by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, a 40-minute drive away from Giessen, which is home to the biggest migrants’ camp in the country. .... Yesterday, the...
  • From Refugee to Political Activist in Germany

    09/27/2015 1:09:49 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 8 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 9/26/15 | WINSTON ROSS
    Bahar, 33, had fled a war zone in Sudan, where he says government authorities held him captive for a month. He escaped to Egypt, then to Syria. Then, after two unsuccessful attempts to sprint into Lebanon, he hiked into Turkey. .... Bahar considers Germany among the most racist and unfriendly countries for migrants and refugees, but he has decided to make this home, he tells me, because he’s tired of asking European countries for safe haven. .... Because Germany rejected Bahar’s application for asylum, he had only “second-class” permission to work, meaning he could get a job only if no...
  • Brawl erupts at refugee centre in Germany

    09/27/2015 12:58:59 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 38 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 26 Sep 2015 | Melanie Hall
    A mass brawl involving up to 200 refugees erupted in a German asylum seeker shelter after a young Syrian girl was allegedly threatened with a knife by a teenage Afghan boy. Violence broke out between Syrians and Afghans after tensions reached boiling point in a converted exhibition hall in Leipzig, where around 1,800 refugees have been living for the past two weeks. Refugees fought each other with bars, table legs and bed frames on Thursday evening, forcing German Red Cross staff to flee. Two female workers were injured in the chaos, with one breaking a knee cap after falling as...
  • Hungary to EU: migrant quotas will repeat Western Europe's 'failed' attempts at multiculturalism

    09/27/2015 12:54:36 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 26 Sep 2015 | Colin Freeman
    Hungary has defended its opposition to Brussels' plans for compulsory migrant quotas, saying it did not wish to repeat the West's "failed experiments" in multiculturalism. In a defiant rejection of diktats from Europe's high command, the country's right-wing government said it was not interested in "lectures" from the European Union about taking in Middle Eastern refugees. ..... In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Orban's spokesman, Zoltán Kovács, responded by saying that integration in much of Western Europe had been at best a limited success. Hungary, he said, felt neither the wish nor the obligation to follow suit. "Contrary...
  • The Failed Moral Argument for a "Living Wage"

    09/03/2015 9:40:54 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 | Ryan McMaken
    With Labor Day upon us, newspapers across the US will be printing op-eds calling for a mandated “living wage” and higher wages in general. In many cases, advocates for a living wage argue for outright mandates on wages; that is, a minimum wage set as an arbitrary level determined by policymakers to be at a level that makes housing, food, and health care “affordable.” Behind this effort is a philosophical claim that employers are morally obligated to pay “a living wage” to employees, so they can afford necessities (however ambiguously defined) on a single wage, working forty hours per week....
  • Report from Canada - Reflections of an earlier Canada and Toronto that are now passing away

    08/30/2015 11:58:54 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    Social Contract ^ | Summer 2015 | Mark Wegierski
    On October 22, 2014, shots rang out in Ottawa at the National War Memorial, and at Parliament Hill—probably for the first time ever. A soldier standing guard at the War Memorial was shot and killed. A short time later, the terrorist was taken down and himself killed at the Centre Block of Parliament, by the highly adept Sergeant-at-Arms. Two days earlier, two Canadian soldiers in Quebec had been run down by a terrorist in a car. The terrorist was shot to death after a car-chase, while one of the soldiers, who had been critically injured, died shortly afterwards. Violent Jihad...
  • StoreDot Promises Full EV Charge Up in Five Minutes

    08/25/2015 8:23:07 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 13 replies
    Environment News Service ^ | August 24, 2015
    StoreDot is developing a new type of battery with innovative, synthesized organic compounds that the Israeli company promises will charge an electric car in five minutes, providing 300 miles (480 km) of driving distance. That’s more than twice as fast as the quickest charger currently on the market. Today’s ultra-fast charger can replenish lithium-ion, nickel-cadmium or nickel metal hydride batteries to 70 percent in 10 to 60 minutes, according to the Battery University website. StoreDot CEO Dr. Doron Myersdorf says, “The fast-charge battery is the result of our focus on commercializing the materials we have discovered.” Other batteries contain toxic,...
  • Islamic Leaders Want A Jihad Against Global Warming

    08/22/2015 12:49:46 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/20/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    A group of influential Muslims is calling on others of their faith to wage a jihad on global warming, and is calling on Islamic governments to reduce their use of fossil fuels ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Paris this year. “Excessive pollution from fossil fuels threatens to destroy the gifts bestowed on us by God, whom we know as Allah – gifts such as a functioning climate, healthy air to breathe, regular seasons, and living oceans,” wrote Islamic leaders from 20 countries after attending a summit in Istanbul, Turkey. “We are driven to conclude from these warnings...
  • Lawrence Lessig's Crazy Plan To Run For President, Fix Campaign Finance, And Resign

    08/18/2015 6:54:43 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 13 replies
    Co-Exist ^ | 8/17/15 | ADELE PETERS
    Over the last 20 years of talking about the problem of big money in politics, Congress hasn't actually voted to do anything about it, and it's unlikely that they will anytime soon. So Harvard University law professor Lawrence Lessig has cooked up a crazy plan to force some change: He's trying to crowdfund a presidential campaign focused on the single issue of campaign finance reform. If Lessig can raise $1 million by Labor Day, and if no other presidential candidates take up what he calls "citizen equality" as their first priority, he plans to run as the first ever "referendum"...
  • Op-Ed: Who Was Kayla Mueller?

    08/14/2015 7:55:31 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | February 11, 2015 | Lee Kaplan
    The truth of how Kayla Mueller, 26, died may never be discerned. However, despite the sadness at her needless death, the myth that she was wonderful altruistic young woman should be exposed. This is another Rachel Corrie propaganda story in the making, and the western media is falling for it again, or embracing it on purpose. Kayla Mueller was a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who spent at least two years working with that terrorist support group. She was involved in demonstrations against the Jews in Sheikh Jarrah (part of East Jerusalem) after a 20 year long court...
  • Neon Hair-Hatted BT-1000s Ruin Bernie Sanders Ralley With Black Lives Matter BS

    08/12/2015 11:47:54 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 9,2015 | TJ Sotomayor
    Video only.
  • Cruz: Planned Parenthood leaders should be prosecuted

    07/21/2015 10:27:45 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 18, 2015 | Keith Laing
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday said the leaders of Planned Parenthood should be prosecuted after the release of a video this week showing an executive discussing the donation of fetal organs. "Every American should watch that video and say, ‘Are those my values?’ ” the 2016 presidential candidate said at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. "On tape, it appears a Planned Parenthood official is admitting to multiple felonies," he continued. "The U.S. Department of Justice, if it was not simply a partisan arm of the DNC, should open an investigation and prosecute Planned Parenthood. Congress should hold...
  • Donald Trump Weighs in on Planned Parenthood Controversy

    07/21/2015 9:36:24 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 21, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Outspoken GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on the current controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood on TheBlaze TV Tuesday night, calling the group’s practice of selling parts of aborted fetuses “disgusting.” “Absolutely, they should be defunded,” Trump told Blaze TV host Dana Loesch. Reacting to the undercover sting videos published by the Center for Medical Progress, Trump said the Planned Parenthood official’s “cavalier” attitude as she discussed pricing of the “specimens” was disturbing. “It’s very sad to watch it,” he added. “It was so bad, and yet, there was such a cavalier attitude that this woman…I thought it was a...
  • Does Black America Understand We've Declared War On the Confederacy?

    07/19/2015 11:47:10 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 43 replies
    The Black Commentator ^ | july 16, 2015 | Desi Cortez
    There’re consequences and repercussions for just about everything . . . . With that notion in mind, as I ran-across the news and discovered the Atlanta branch of the NAACP wants all the Confederate paraphernalia removed from the “infamous” Georgia Stone Mountain state park . . . the branch’s chair, Richard Rose said his group not only wants Confederate symbols removed from all state-owned buildings, parks and lands . . . he’d start with the enormous monument itself of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Well go-head with ya’ bad-ass self bra’. "Those guys need to go. They...
  • Poorer than Greece: the EU countries that reject a new Athens bailout

    07/09/2015 1:27:07 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    Guardian ^ | July 9, 2015 | Šarūnas Černiauskas in Vilnius and Pauls Raudseps in Riga
    Half a continent away from Athens, Milda is unimpressed. Watching reports of the Greek predicament on the news, the Latvian pensioner has little sympathy for her counterparts 1,800 miles to the south. “Can’t they get by on €120 a week?” she asks, referring to the latest cash limits on pensioners introduced in Greece. “Life’s less expensive down there. It’s warmer, they don’t have to pay for heating or winter boots, and fruit and vegetables must be cheaper. “Anyway, if they borrowed all that money, they should pay it back, that’s the way I see it.” Europe’s great Greek crisis is...
  • Enough of this charade: Greece must be told to leave the euro

    07/03/2015 10:28:53 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 29 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 03 Jul 2015 | Jeremy Warner
    As the Greek debt standoff approaches its final denouement – oh please let it be so – judgments are becoming easier to make. The most obvious (obvious all along, it might be said) is that the sooner Greece leaves the euro, the better. If a legal way of forcing the Greeks out can be found, it should be used. In any case, this debilitating charade has carried on quite long enough. For once, the German high command is correct; even if some sort of a compromise could be cobbled together, Greece’s hard-Left Syriza-led government couldn’t be trusted to implement the...
  • Tunisia attack: at least 30 Britons believed to have been killed

    06/28/2015 2:55:19 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 83 replies
    Guardian ^ | 6/28/15
    At least 30 Britons are understood to have been killed in the beach massacre in Tunisia, it emerged on Sunday. Informed sources said the eventual figure could be even higher. The official British death toll is now known to be much higher than originally reported, because of the time taken to confirm the identities of those killed. The process is being overseen by a British coroner. Due to the nature and location of the attack, and the numbers involved, the process has not been straightforward. One problem is that many of those killed on the beach were wearing swimwear, and...
  • First World War centenary: the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, as it happened (101 years ago)

    06/28/2015 12:56:45 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | June 28, 2014 | Richard Preston
    On Sunday June 28 1914 in Sarajevo, Gavrilo Princip fired the shot that killed the Archduke and started the train of events that led to global war. Here is a step by step account of how the dramatic day unfolded... Our journey starts with an extremely promising omen. Here our car burns, and down there they will throw bombs at us. Archduke Franz Ferdinand comments wryly on the fact that his journey to Bosnia in June 1914 begins with his car overheating The Archduke: Franz Ferdinand, the bumptious, little-loved 51-year-old nephew of the ailing Emperor Franz Joseph, was heir presumptive...
  • Lil Boosie Says We’re The Worst Race In The World And We Feel Disrespected

    05/02/2015 11:21:03 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    Urban Daily ^ | Oct 2, 2014 | Michael Arceneaux
    I care about Lil’ Boosie only in select locations: the club, the gym, or a drunken state. He’s had a few political musings here and there that I find interesting – i.e. speaking against the Iraqi invasion in “Do The Ratchet – but for the most part, I give not a single damn about his political musings because they’re probably about as valuable as a peso in a Chinese take out spot in the hood. Unfortunately, that is the not the case for everyone else. So, it was with great sadness that I tackle Lil’ Boosie’s audition for #NewBlack currently...
  • Sheriff Joe warns amnesty judge on 'defiant' Obama

    02/27/2015 9:01:59 PM PST · by aquila48 · 4 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/27/15 | BOB UNRUH
    An attorney for Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County is asking the judge who ordered federal bureaucrats not to implement President Obama’s amnesty-by-memo plan to order a hearing over the administration’s apparent refusal to abide by the order. A notice and recommendation was filed Friday in the Texas case, which was brought by 26 states, by attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch on behalf of Arpaio, who has his own lawsuit against Obama over amnesty but joined the Texas case in a friend-of-the-court filing. “Several reports indicate that the executive branch under the Obama administration has not complied with...
  • An A-to-Z guide to the new PC

    02/21/2015 12:24:31 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Spectator ^ | 7 February 2015 | Brendan O'Neill
    Anyone who thought political correctness had croaked, joining neon leg warmers, mullets and MC Hammer in the graveyard of bad ideas from the late 1980s and 1990s, should think again. When even someone as gay-friendly and Guardian-hued as Benedict Cumberbatch can be hounded for incorrectness, you know no one’s safe. So what can you say? Here’s an A-to-Z guide to the new PC. A is for America. One-time land of the free, founded by un-PC white dudes partial to a drink and sex with slaves, but more recently the birthplace of identity politics (see under I) and 21st-century taboos (see...
  • March 4, 2014: Dave Barry Learns Everything You Need to Know About Being a Husband From Reading 50 S

    02/14/2015 12:17:19 AM PST · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    Time Mag ^ | March 4, 2014 | Dave Barry
    So I read Fifty Shades of Grey. This is the book written by female British author “E. L. James” that became a huge bestseller, devoured by pretty much every woman on Earth except my wife (or so she claims). I think I might be the only man who read this book. I did it sneakily, hiding the cover, especially when I was on an airplane, which actually is a good place to read this book because you have access to a barf bag. I say this because of the writing style, which is . . . OK, here’s one tiny...
  • The slums of Davos

    01/29/2015 9:54:55 PM PST · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | January 27, 2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    Video - A fake slum was built in Davos at the gathering of the ultra rich so they could experience poverty first hand during a break from their 7-star vacation.
  • The 9/11 of Freedom of Speech in Europe

    01/11/2015 10:47:43 PM PST · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | January 09, 2015 | Giulio Meotti
    Now Europeans all say "We are Charlie Hebdo". Lies. Lies. Lies. Ask "the invisible". They appeared in a hit list of Islamic terrorism alongside the director of Charlie Hebdo, Stephane Charbonnier, killed in his Paris'office. They are cartoonists, journalists and intellectuals involved in the publication of the cartoons. Today, most of them have become ghosts, untraceable, living in hiding, hidden in some country house, or have retired to private life to defuse the fatwa that branded them, victims of an understandable self-censorship. Yesterday, the director of the Independent, Amol Rajan, had the courage to confess that he decided not to...
  • Why Elizabeth Warren does not equal Ted Cruz

    At the height of the debate over a $1.1 trillion spending bill last week, we examined the similarities and differences between Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who protested the measure from opposite ends of the political spectrum. Later, as the bill approached passage and won approval over the weekend, we saw a key distinction emerge: Cruz was willing to hold up the process to make his point. Warren was not. Warren opposed the bill because of a provision that would relax a restriction on Wall Street banks. In press conferences and Senate floor speeches, Warren spoke out...
  • The bracelet that turns your ARM into a touchscreen

    12/14/2014 2:42:02 PM PST · by aquila48 · 21 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 12 December 2014 | SARAH GRIFFITHS
    From Apple’s forthcoming smartwatch to the Fitbit, there is fierce competition to get consumers hooked on wearable devices. And soon there will be a bracelet that turns your skin into a touchscreen using a tiny built-in projector. Wearers of the of the Cicret bracelet will be able to check an email or watch a film that’s projected onto their forearm, and control the picture by using their skin like a touchscreen.
  • Clever 7-year-old discovers how to bypass Apple’s Touch ID...

    12/02/2014 2:44:39 PM PST · by aquila48 · 47 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | December 2, 2014 | Brad Reed
    While we’ve been reading about elaborate hacks of Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint identification system for more than a year now, one clever 7-year-old boy has figured out the simplest way to bypass the system without knowing one line of code. CNN Monday reports that Harrison Green, the 7-year-old son of Johns Hopkins University professor Matthew Green, smartly snuck into his father’s room while he was asleep and...
  • "What A Feeling" - The NEW singing nun

    06/09/2014 11:00:01 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 6 replies
    cnsnews ^ | June 9, 2014
    'What a Feeling' Nun Wins Italy's 'The Voice' Video at link.
  • Poll to Freep - Cinco de Mayo protest, Morgan Hill, CA

    05/04/2014 9:45:58 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    Gilroy Dispatch ^ | April, 2014
    Do you support or oppose the Gilroy-Morgan Hill Patriots group that is planning an American flag-waving rally in front of Live Oak High School on Cinco de Mayo?
  • Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'

    04/28/2014 12:24:18 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 April 2014 | Bahman Kalbasi
    A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients. Surgeons are not always able to tell if they have removed all the cancerous tissues and many patients face a follow-up operation to remove more. The goggles create an augmented reality, showing cancerous cells as glowing.
  • How Italians Learn to Talk

    03/25/2014 9:23:22 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | Sep 12, 2013 | Trevor Chapman
    If you're in need of a smile on your face - check this out. At a young age (2), Leah is already very aware of her cultural trait of Italian hand speaking.
  • Catholic Group Slams de Blasio for Transition Team’s ‘Insult’

    01/28/2014 1:03:19 PM PST · by aquila48 · 11 replies
    Politiker ^ | 11/21/13 | ROSS BARKAN
    Bill de Blasio might need to say a few “Hail Marys” after his new transition team offended a Catholic group just a day after its announcement. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, blasted the mayor-elect this afternoon for not including any priests in his 60-member transition team, which was rolled out yesterday afternoon. “Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of 60 New York leaders to his transition committee. He instructed them to ‘identify women and men from every part of our city and walk of life’ that wants a better New York. He...
  • Do as the Belgians Do? The Country that went 589 Days Without a Government

    10/02/2013 11:18:30 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    TownHall ^ | Oct 02, 2013 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Senate leaders alleged the government freeze could stretch for several weeks, but some countries have weathered even longer deadlocks — take Belgium for instance. Between 2010-11 the democratic country of Belgium was run with no elected government official. While the United States shutdown was caused by dissent over Obamacare funding between the House and Senate, a rift between the Dutch-speaking North and the French-speaking South caused Belgium to go rogue. Given the fact, it seems rather ironic the country’s motto is "Unity Makes Strength.”
  • On Appeasing Envy

    07/30/2013 11:50:04 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    mises.org ^ | July 30, 2013 | Henry Hazlitt
    Any attempt to equalize wealth or income by forced redistribution must only tend to destroy wealth and income. Historically the best the would-be equalizers have ever succeeded in doing is to equalize downward. This has even been caustically described as their intention. “Your levellers,” said Samuel Johnson in the mid-eighteenth century, “wish to level down as far as themselves; but they cannot bear levelling up to themselves.” And in our own day we find even an eminent liberal like the late Mr. Justice Holmes writing: “I have no respect for the passion for equality, which seems to me merely idealizing...

    07/18/2013 10:07:50 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    http://libertygb.org.uk/ ^ | 20 June 2013 | Paul Weston
    Hello. My name is Paul Weston and I am a racist. I know I'm a racist because I'm told I'm a racist by a great deal of people. The hard Left think I'm a racist, the Labour Party thinks I'm a racist, Conservatives think I'm a racist, Liberal Democrats think I'm a racist, the BBC thinks I'm a racist. So I must therefore be a racist. Why am I a racist? It's very simple: I wish to preserve the culture of my country, I wish to preserve the people of my country, and in doing so that makes me a...
  • Impressive Russian Bear

    07/15/2013 11:12:12 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 21 replies
    A respite from all the insanity. Video at link
  • Tour of International Space Station (Fascinating)

    01/29/2013 11:37:18 AM PST · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    Youtube (NASA) ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | Sunita Williams
    In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan. The tour includes scenes of each of the station's modules and research facilities with a running narrative by Williams of the work that has taken place and which is ongoing aboard the orbital outpost.
  • Hong Kong parking space prices zoom to record

    11/25/2012 9:29:46 PM PST · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 26 November, 2012 | Ray Chan
    The soaring price of a parking space in Hong Kong is raising fresh concerns that money flowing into the city could further inflate the red-hot property market. Despite a subdued economy and a new 15 per cent stamp duty on non-resident and corporate buyers, prices paid for parking spots in Tai Wai have reached over HK$1.3 million - topping the heights reached by the market before the 1997 property bubble. Some owners of parking slots are reselling newly acquired spaces for profits of up to HK$300,000.