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  • Jonathan Winters at EG 2007

    08/13/2014 5:20:46 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    You tube ^ | 2007 | Johnathan Winters.
    Bittersweet reminiscences at age 82 by one of my all-time favorite comedians. Some funny skits; some recounting of unpleasant memories of his family and early years before joining the marines at age 17, and his struggles with bipolar-ism. Obviously this is not for everyone. But if you enjoyed his comedy and every wondered what made him tick, I think you will find watching worthwhile (about 30 mins)
  • A children's problem to test the aptitude of politicians

    08/12/2014 5:50:04 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 18 replies
    The People's Cube / American Thinker ^ | 8/12/2014 | Oleg Atbashian
    There is a reason why the question below, from a Hong Kong elementary school test, is making the rounds on the internet. Most adults can't solve it – not for want of math skills, but because most of them have lost the child's ability of unconventional thinking. Instead, they have acquired the debilitating unwillingness to try a different perspective. - Anyone can misjudge the facts due to the wrong vantage point. But while some will admit their mistake and will try to look at things differently, a moral relativist will insist that his perspective doesn't need changing and will blame...
  • ‘Knockout Game’ Attacker Asked Man If He Had A Gun Before Punching

    08/10/2014 4:17:12 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/09/2014 | Chuck Ross
    A teenager playing “knockout game” punched a Florida man in the face after making certain he was not carrying a gun, the victim told police. According to a witness who saw the attack unfold, a teenager approached a man who was walking alone on Neptune Beach on July 31, the Florida Times-Union reported Friday. According to the victim, the teen, who was with three accomplices, asked him if he had a “glock.” While Glock is a weapons manufacturer, the term “glock” is also used generically to describe any type of handgun. After the man said that he did not have...
  • CALAIS'S ILLEGALS SHOULD BE FERRIED TO BRITAIN SAYS FRENCH IMMIGRATION BOSS

    08/06/2014 1:27:34 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 5, 2014 | ANDRE WALKER
    .......Plans to demolish the illegal camp known as Jungle 2 have been delayed as there have been clashes between rival gangs of immigrants within the camps. As a result, the prefect of the Pas-de-Calais area, Denis Robin, said delegations would be sent in to speak to the migrants to prevent any further trouble. Mr Mignonet, who is also the town's deputy mayor, added: "People say we are not doing anything, but we can't stop the migrants going from Africa to Italy and making their way to England. We are just one town. "Europe should help us but they do nothing....
  • Foster care, new homes needed for soldiers' pets left behind

    08/02/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes h/t Ace of Spades ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | Rodger Mullen
    Garcia has her hands full. But when a soldier friend needed someone to give a temporary home to her German shepherd, Garcia didn't hesitate to help. "Taking on a German shepherd, I was like, 'Oh, this is going to be interesting,'" Garcia said. In the weeks since she assumed temporary care of Kaiser, the 7-year-old German shepherd has become like part of the family for Garcia. As soon as her friend gets settled at her new assignment in Florida, however, Garcia will turn the dog back over to his owner. In a military community like Fayetteville, the issue of what...
  • Lab walks 30 miles to previous owner, who wouldn't take dog back

    08/01/2014 4:42:09 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 78 replies
    Eyewitness News 3 ^ | Aug 02, 2014 | DeAnn Smith
    WICHITA, KS (KCTV) - Lady has had a tough life in recent months, but a Florida heiress who loves animals is vowing to make the lab's golden years truly happy. Lab gets fairytale ending after 2 families reject dog Lady is getting use to her new home in Florida after a wealthy heiress rescued her from a Kansas shelter. Lady's story is worthy of a Hollywood movie. The grizzled black lab made national headlines when she walked 30 miles to return home to owners who had given her up and refused to take her back. As word spread on social...
  • As France Grants Asylum to Iraqi Christians, Rep. Wolf Slams ‘Silence’ in Washington

    07/30/2014 11:46:42 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 30, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – The French government says it is willing to grant asylum to Iraqi Christians in the face of a jihadist onslaught against them. “We are assisting displaced persons who are fleeing the Islamic State’s threats and seeking refuge in Kurdistan,” Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a joint statement this week. “Should they so wish, we are prepared to offer them asylum on our soil.” In Washington, meanwhile, a leading religious freedom advocate on Capitol Hill slammed both President Obama and Congress Tuesday for their “silence” about the plight of Iraq’s Christians, which he...
  • Rocket Ignites Blaze Near Tripoli Airport, Libya in Chaos

    07/29/2014 4:53:18 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 28, 2014 | Patrick Markey
    A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fighters struggling to extinguish a giant conflagration. Foreign governments have looked on powerless as anarchy sweeps across the North African oil producer, three years after NATO bombardment helped topple dictator Muammar Gaddafi. They have urged nationals to leave Libya and have pulled diplomats out after two weeks of clashes among rival factions killed nearly 160 people in Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi.
  • Saudi Saves Dog that Fell Down a Well

    07/28/2014 9:13:42 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Liveleak ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ezzo89
    Video only. Many Muslims in fact love dogs and have their own. These two went through considerable effort including, apparently, stripping off a belt from their car engine, and also personal risk, to save this one. Which was not their dog!
  • Cartel Allegedly Targets Sheriff After He Bills Mexico's President For Undocumented Immigrant

    07/26/2014 11:21:54 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | July 26, 2014 | Kathryn Schroeder
    A letter sent to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto by Ohio Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler County charging him for all the undocumented immigrants in his jail has caused more trouble than expected. Following the letter being sent, Sheriff Jones received correspondence from the federal government. “The federal government sends me a letter and said I violated a treaty of like, 1790,” Jones told Dana Loesch of The Blaze. What Jones shared next in the interview is even more startling. “I sent him a bill for the prisoners that are in my jail,” Jones said. “They came here illegally. I’ve...
  • Social media post delays former Thorsby teacher's sentencing

    07/25/2014 11:58:07 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 1 replies
    Fox via YJNews ^ | Jul 25, 2014 | Melynda Sides
    CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - In a twist in the case of a former Thorsby teacher accused of rape and sodomy of a teen, the judge has postponed her sentencing due to a social media post. Jennifer McNeill was supposed to be sentenced on Thursday morning, but a Facebook post caused the judge to delay sentencing until August 7 at 8 a.m. The Facebook post indicated McNeill is innocent. Her attorney claims the victim, his mother and his brother hacked her Facebook account and made the post. However, the family denies that claim.
  • Woman Who Left Creepy Porcelain Dolls on Porches Is 'Embarrassed': Police

    07/25/2014 9:44:30 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 50 replies
    ABC ^ | July 25, 2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    Maybe she should have left a note. The woman who left porcelain dolls on the porches of several young girls' homes in a California neighborhood was only trying to give away toys her own family had outgrown, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said today.
  • PRO BONO LAW MORPHS INTO LEFT-WING LAWFARE

    07/25/2014 8:45:34 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 24, 2014 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? She’s the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting this racist approach to her job. The late Andrew Breitbart posted excerpts of the Sherrod video that failed to include the part about how she overcame her racist impulse and ended up helping the white farmer. The Obama administration fired Sherrod after Breitbart posted the video. However, based on a review of the full video, Sherrod was offered a new position...
  • 'A Feast in Time of Plague' and other anti-Obama street art

    07/25/2014 4:36:54 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    PJ Media via The People's Cube ^ | 7/25/2014, 11:28 am | Oleg Atbashian
    Imaginative satirical posters mocking president Obama appeared yesterday in various locations of Silicon Valley, where the president was scheduled to speak at yet another fundraiser with California's rich and powerful on Wednesday, in spite of all the troubles piling up, domestically and internationally.
  • Clash of the Titan special interest groups [Language warning on the video]

    07/15/2014 4:16:46 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Legal Insurrection. ^ | July 13, 2014 | neo-neocon
    The Democratic Party creates its coalition by catering to a diverse group of ethnic interest groups, and sometimes the special interests of those special interest groups clash. In the following clip where people are talking about the border problems, we see a microcosm of the competing groups, as well as rifts within the black community itself. They may all be Democrats (it’s hard to know for sure), but they demonstrate a diversity of opinion and a great intensity of feeling. The Vietnam vet has a quiet firmness, and the earnest younger man in the black shirt who says “This make...
  • Family of John Wayne Fights with Duke University Over Name

    07/13/2014 12:47:37 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrecton ^ | July 10, 2014 | Aleister
    John Wayne’s heirs are taking Duke University to court over the family’s right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star’s nickname, Duke. A federal lawsuit filed last week is the latest salvo in a long-running legal duel between the North Carolina university and California-based John Wayne Enterprises over commercial products featuring the name. The late actor used the moniker since childhood, when he adopted the name of the family dog. Lawyers for the university say allowing the Wayne estate to use the name could cause confusion and “diminish, dilute and tarnish” the value of the name,...
  • More Faked Hate: Muslim Confesses to Burning Qurans in Front of Dearborn Mosque

    07/09/2014 4:15:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 4, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Back on June 18th I reported on a notorious (but popular) imam in Dearborn calling for sharia restrictions on the first amendment in the wake of a quran burnings in front of his mosque. I wrote: As for the two qurans that were allegedly burned outside a mosque, color me skeptical. We have seen so many of these incidents actually committed by Muslims in order to advance their narrative of being victims of hatred, and in order to impose or secure some concession or accommodation to Islam. I find the timing a bit too coincidental. And I was right. The...
  • Google Glass Hacked, Can Record Everything You Stare At

    06/27/2014 2:27:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Testosterone Pit ^ | JUNE 26, 2014 | wolf richter
    Hackers have already proven smarter than smartphones or just about any other connected electronic device, and soon they’ll hack into your fridge, thermostat, and toilet. The NSA got into your files stored in the cloud’s “secure” data centers. Chinese authorities got everything on your laptop that you left in your hotel room while going for quick beer at the bar downstairs. And now Dutch hackers, um “computer experts,” have commandeered Google Glass to take pics and videos of everything you're looking at. Which could be expensive – the PIN you key into an ATM. Or more than embarrassing – strangely...
  • The Man Who Broke the Middle East

    06/23/2014 12:02:27 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | June 22, 2014 | Elliott Abrams
    There’s always Tunisia. Amid the smoking ruins of the Middle East, there is that one encouraging success story. But unfortunately for the Obama narratives, the president had about as much as to do with Tunisia’s turn toward democracy as he did with the World Cup rankings. Where administration policy has had an impact, the story is one of failure and danger. The Middle East that Obama inherited in 2009 was largely at peace, for the surge in Iraq had beaten down the al Qaeda-linked groups. U.S. relations with traditional allies in the Gulf, Jordan, Israel and Egypt were very good....
  • South Dakota Student Republicans Produce Hilarious “Breaking Up With Obama” Video

    06/22/2014 11:34:40 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection. ^ | S.D. Student Republicans
    This is really well done. Take a break. Have a look and a laugh. Scroll down the page a bit for the video. It's on youtube also but there's lots of other interesting stuff at the site.
  • [Elizabeth Warren] Claim To Be First Nursing Mother To Take NJ Bar Exam

    06/21/2014 7:13:27 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 74 replies
    elizabethwarrenwiki.org ^ | June 21, 2014 | none H/T Legal Insurrection
    While giving a speech at the Chicago Humanities Festival in 2011, Elizabeth Warren asserted that she was the first nursing mother to take the New Jersey Bar Exam, as reported at The Boston Herald (link now dead, reprinted at Legal Insurrection[1]) (emphasis added): Warren, who had no public events yesterday, again refused an interview request from the Herald, responding to questions instead through a spokeswoman by email. Meanwhile, campaign officials scrambled to address another claim Warren’s made about her life’s story. “I was the first nursing mother to take a bar exam in the state of New Jersey,” Warren told...
  • Thai coup leaders' goal: Democracy on their terms [limit impact of elections]

    06/17/2014 2:17:00 AM PDT · by expat1000
    Yahoo ^ | June 16,2014 | KAY JOHNSON
    BANGKOK (AP) — From the day Thailand's military coup leader seized power last month, he has promised unspecified reforms to restore stability and return to civilian rule and democracy. Yet, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has mentioned a striking obstacle to a "fully functional democracy" — elections. According to the general, elections themselves have contributed to years of bitter political division and sometimes-violent street protests in Thailand. The military says intractable turmoil forced it to step in and topple a government for the second time in a decade.
  • Surprise! The Vegas Cop Killers Weren't So Right-Wing After All

    06/16/2014 10:44:35 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 18 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | June 16, 2014 | Gabriel Malor
    Every. Damn. Time. Tucked away in their backstory of anti-social behavior, an inconvenient nugget of truth about the couple responsible for killing three people, including two police officers, in Las Vegas: While living in Lafayette, Jerad and his wife Amanda took part in last November’s “Million Mask March” – a gathering of protesters from the Occupy movement, anarchists, and hacktivists. Nick Wertz, one of the organizers of the Lafayette march, said it attracted many people upset over a lot of issues.
  • California Judge: Public school tenure creates unconstitutional unequal schools

    06/11/2014 5:21:56 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 10, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that tenure, seniority and other job protections for teachers have created unequal conditions in public schools and deprive poor children of the best teachers. In a case that could have national implications for the future of teacher tenure, Judge Rolf Treu sided with a Silicon Valley mogul against some of the most powerful labor unions in the country. In a 16-page ruling, in the case of Vergara v. California, Treu struck down three state laws as unconstitutional. The laws grant tenure to teachers after two years, require layoffs by seniority, and call...
  • In Pittsburgh, Leon Panetta questions prisoner swap with Taliban

    06/09/2014 3:40:51 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 18 replies
    TribLive ^ | June 4, 2014 | David Conti
    ....Panetta, who was in the Cabinet for four of the five years Bergdahl spent in Taliban custody, said he opposed a swap for the terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when he was Defense secretary. “I said, ‘Wait, I have an obligation under the law,'” Panetta said during a lunchtime address at the Hart Energy Developing Unconventionals DUG East conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. “If I send prisoners from Guantanamo, they have to guarantee they don't go back to the battlefield. I had serious concerns.” He said talks fell apart because the Taliban “asked for five...
  • Old man takes his Bird for a walk [video]

    06/07/2014 1:02:10 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 22 replies
    Liveleak ^ | June 5, 2014 | roxid
    I never saw anything like this before.
  • Gun of the week

    05/25/2014 10:45:19 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | May 25 | Maetenloch
    Gun of the week - what is it?See comment for the answer.
  • A couple of guitar videos I came across on youtube. [Vanity]

    05/16/2014 8:27:07 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 26 replies
    youtube | May 16, 2014 | Me
    Flamenco street buskers in Spain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4mArn9RkkMatt Otten. This is a true virtuoso jazz guitarist IMO. Very smooth, effortless, style similar to Jim Hall. Maybe some will find him too cerebral but I could watch him move around the neck of that guitar for hours. One oddity about him is he seems to have never gigged or jammed with anyone else except rarely, a vocalist. All his videos are accompanied by backing tracks. Sunnyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX8bmZitKaw&list=PLB883E04FDBAB4C06 Beautiful Love.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx4sxLxBn8gCan't believe I never heard of this Australian guy before! His name is Tommy EmmanuelClassical Acoustichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33tWZqXhnkTommy playing the blues. He is probably most famous for this...
  • 8-year-old girl apologizes to her mother after watching video of her own birth

    05/14/2014 12:58:39 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    YJnews ^ | Directions For Dummies
    Watching a child being born can be a life changing experience. However, watching your mother giving birth to you, might just be outright weird. A family recorded the reaction of an 8-year-old girl watching her mother giving birth to her.
  • #DoNotRidiculeHashTagDiplomacy

    05/13/2014 9:46:00 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 24 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 5/13/2014 | Komissar Blogunov
    It has come to my attention that #hastagdiplomacy is being actively ridiculed and parodied by right wing, knuckle dragging, Busheois TEA Party neanderthals. Well, this time the joke's on them.
  • Your Phone’s ‘Tilt’ Sensor Allows People to Track You

    05/10/2014 3:36:15 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | may 9, 2014 | Elizabeth Kreft
    Never mind what you actually text or say on the phone — now even the way you tap, hold and move it can be tracked. A U.S. research team revealed your smartphone and tablet’s “tilt” and “swipe” motion sensor data — which cannot be blocked — can be used to track your movements and even determine your passwords.
  • Principal shaves head, kisses pig and jumps into ocean as reward for students

    05/07/2014 8:46:38 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 14 replies
    YJNews ^ | Anika Rao
    The principal told students that if they read over 68,000 minutes combined, then he will shave his head. If they hit 75,000 minutes, he would also kiss a pig and if they surpassed that goal then he would take a plunge in the cold ocean. According to Gibbons, the children almost doubled their numbers from the previous year, from 73,000 to 132,000. “I'm proud of them and glad to be able to give them the message that not only is reading good, but setting goals and accomplishing them is exciting,” Gibbons said.
  • A dog caught a thief while trying to steal birds

    05/07/2014 2:50:04 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 18 replies
    Liveleak ^ | May 2, 2014 | EMiNEM_iq
    A dog caught a thief while trying to steal birds from a guy's roof. The owner kept the thief in the bird's cage for around a day while letting his dog guarding the thief. Owner: This is a thief who was trying to steal my birds, good job Brando(the dog).. Now tell me who told you to steal my birds? Thief: I swear sir, no one told me sir, Owner: No one? I want to stop those who steal birds. You steal birds? Thief: No I swear sir Owner: Brando(the dog), "the owner explaining what happened" ... Brando caught this...
  • Why Muslims Are Becoming the Best Evangelists

    04/28/2014 1:38:20 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Christianity Today (H/T The Ace of Spades) ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | Timothy C. Morgan
    After traveling 250,000 miles through Dar al-Islam ("House of Islam") as Muslims call their world, career missiologist David Garrison came to a startling conclusion: Muslim background believers are leading Muslims to Christ in staggering numbers, but not in the West. They are doing this primarily in Muslim-majority nations almost completely under the radar—of everyone. In the new book, A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims Around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ, Garrison takes the reader on his journey through what he describes as the nine rooms in the Muslim-majority world: Indo-Malaysia, East Africa,...
  • Elizabeth Warren would crush Hillary, and they both know it

    04/26/2014 12:31:19 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 39 replies
    legalinsurrection ^ | April 25, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    Forget the current polling as between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. It pits Hillary against someone who “isn’t running.” For all my criticisms of Warren, and they are extensive, I am convinced that if she ran, she would crush Hillary, just as Obama did. Warren, as did Obama, has a unique ability to demagogue the core Democratic narrative of victimhood in ways that would make Hillary blush. She is more cunning than Hillary, more popular with the base, would bring an excitement the contrived Ready-for-Hillary movement could only dream of. Democrats may be “ready” for Hillary, but they don’t really want...
  • Officer has face mauled by police K9 [truncated]

    04/26/2014 12:22:07 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 155 replies
    MailOnline h/t Your Jewish News ^ | 22 April 2014 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Murray County Deputy Greg Morrison put his arm around the FULL TITLE: Officer has face mauled by police K9 when he tried to take selfie with it AA Georgia deputy sheriff was rushed to the hospital Monday after a police bit his face, ripping open his chin and lip. Murray County Deputy Greg Morrison put his arm around the Malinois after a job well done in an attempt to take a selfie with his cell phone. But the professional pup was in no mood for camaraderie and proved it with a vicious snap at Morrison's chin. 'It’s an act of...
  • For "Tulsa", laid back, blues lovers: Clapton, J.J. Cale, "Duck Dunn" Live

    04/23/2014 7:15:39 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    You tube ^ | Ant Varandonis
    Unfortunately both J.J. and Don Dunn have passed on.
  • WWE : Top 10 wealthiest professional wrestlers of all-time

    04/13/2014 7:25:00 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 35 replies
    Fansided ^ | JAN 14TH, 2014 | JACK JORGENSEN
    No matter what your views of the professional wrestling industry may be, one point that cannot be argued is that if you are good enough at it, you will make quite the nice living for yourself. Now that doesn’t just mean inside the ring. No. With your growing popularity in the ring comes other opportunities outside of it, especially on the Hollywood scene. So, have you ever wondered who the wealthiest professional wrestlers of all time are? If you have, then lucky for you that TheRichest.com has compiled the list of the Top 10 wealthiest men that have ever stepped...
  • Shooting 800 Yards with Iron Sights, See Bullet Trail!

    04/08/2014 9:05:04 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 37 replies
    You tube ^ | Apl 8, 2014 | Grzzman
    Mosin Nagant 91/30 (We don't need any stinkin' smart guns!)
  • Who's Packing What: The Weapons in the Leland Yee Scandal

    04/03/2014 9:13:53 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 26 replies
  • Unruly Progressives [Why it’s so hard to make progressives live up to their own rules.]

    03/26/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 12 replies
    NRO - h/t The Ace of Spades ^ | Mar 26, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Shortly after Barack Obama rose to the presidency, the Right became fascinated by Saul Alinsky, and in particular by the philosopher and community organizer’s “Rules for Radicals.” Many on the right focused their attention on Alinsky’s Fourth Rule: “Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”The strategy of “making them live up to their own book of rules” is frequently mentioned and discussed these days at Breitbart.com, Instapundit, Ace of Spades, and just...
  • Extreme pizza delivery [language warning]

    03/24/2014 12:11:26 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Feb 24, 2014 | Hydar Tomar
    also here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpSszDFcPhk
  • The Charter Conspirators

    03/20/2014 1:49:57 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Real Clear Politics H/T Ace of Spades ^ | March 18, 2014 | Richard Cohen
    In the war between the rich and the poor, I'm enlisting on the side of the underdog -- the rich. What a drubbing they've been taking! Across the nation, but particularly in cities such as New York and Washington, the rich are incessantly accused of being slyly manipulative and self-serving. For instance, they support charter schools. Apparently, there is nothing worse. I am mystified. Charter schools are not private schools. They are free public schools that are open to any student, usually by lottery. Some very rich people support them, provide extra funds for special programs and, in return, get...
  • How Russian President Vladimir Putin Changed One MMA Fighter's Life

    03/15/2014 12:32:31 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Mar 12, 2014 | Josh Gross
    Anthony Ruiz's crooked face brought forth a smile and some timely advice from Vladimir Putin. A judo black belt who penned a book and starred in a DVD SaveFrom.net touting the grappling art, Putin is said to be especially enamored with combat sports because of what they reveal about people. In recent years, Putin famously sat ringside in Moscow and Saint Petersburg paying respects to ethnic Russian heavyweight icon Fedor Emelianenko. Neither of those bouts, however, provided the former KGB officer a chance to see the mettle of a man.
  • Harry Reid, Koch Fiend

    03/11/2014 8:57:44 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 6, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Congrats to the New York Times for its scoop on the “new Democratic strategy” of lashing out at Charles and David Koch, libertarian philanthropists who, according to the Times, “look genial enough.”What makes this year’s effort to villainize the Koch brothers a “new” strategy for Democrats is unclear, but this is the New York Times we’re talking about, so they must be on to something, especially considering their piece is a pretty transparent ripoff of this Buzzfeed article by Kate Nocera from less than a week ago.Perhaps there is some nuanced distinction that sets Harry Reid’s latest bout of...
  • Homeless Family Who Held on to Pit Bull Has New Home

    03/11/2014 5:46:47 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    ABC/Yahoo ^ | Mar 11, 2014 | jaime Lutz
    The California family who we reported chose homelessness over abandoning their pet pit bull finally has a happy ending: a dog-friendly apartment. Carol Devia, her husband, Peter, and her adult sons, Leandro and Christoffer, were homeless for months because every apartment they saw within their price range had landlords who were wary of letting a pit bull stay with them.
  • McCain: My Good Friend Ted Cruz Should Apologize to My Other Good Friend Bob Dole

    03/07/2014 7:20:25 PM PST · by expat1000 · 57 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | March 8, 2014 | Ace
    Ted Cruz named the Republicans' three most recent losing candidates -- Dole, McCain, and Romney -- as having failed to stand on principle, which then, he suggests, caused them to lose. McCain asks, rhetorically (and arguably demagogically), if Bob Dole had failed to "stand on principle" on "that hill in Italy" in which he lost his limb defending the country in World War II. He wants Cruz to apologize to Dole, but not, he says, to himself or Romney. If I try to give McCain a break here, here's how I do it. Both sides of the RINO/TrueCon war have...
  • Israel: More popular than ever in U.S., and not as isolated as you think

    02/21/2014 11:09:26 PM PST · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    To repeat, take the Boycott Divest and Sanction movement seriously, because it reflects an insidious coalition of anti-Israeli leftists and Islamists, which reflects a sophisticated part of the overall war on Israel. But, keep things in perspective. Despite all the heated anti-Israel rhetoric coming from academic extremists, Israel has favorability ratings in the latest Gallup survey have surged in the last year, and remain far beyond favorable views of the Palestinians:
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
    Have a look!
  • 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    02/06/2014 9:58:54 PM PST · by expat1000 · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | John Moore/Getty Images
    36 images at the site. Many rescue dogs.