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  • Government Gridlock Leads To Toilet Paper Shortage In Trenton (so-called "health department")

    03/13/2012 5:22:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 13, 2012 | Robin Rieger
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – Trenton’s health department could shut down some city buildings if a toilet paper shortage isn’t resolved soon. “It could be an inconvenience for anybody, young, old, male, female,” said Maryann Wooten of Hamilton Township. The toilet paper and paper towel supply for at least eleven buildings, including city hall, are dangerously low. “We have one box with about fifteen rolls of toilet paper and that’s it,” said Harold Hall, Acting Public Works Director. Hall says a City Council resolution to order more paper supplies, including paper cups, was voted down. Some council members didn’t think the...
  • Wikipedia falsely portrays Obama as opposing lobbyists, bailouts, and corruption

    03/11/2012 2:34:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    March 11, 2012 | me
    In many sections of the wikipedia article "Presidency of Barack Obama," editors will only allow things that make the subject look good, while not allowing reliably sourced information that makes the subject look bad. In cases where the subject has made promises and then broken those promises, the promise is allowed to be cited, while the breaking of the promise is not permitted to be in the article. This is in violation of wikipedia's "Neutral point of view" policy, which states: "Editing from a neutral point of view (NPOV) means representing fairly, proportionately, and as far as possible without bias,...
  • Racial incident mars high school game [Saying "USA! USA! USA!" is now "racist"]

    03/07/2012 11:45:59 AM PST · by grundle · 22 replies ^ | Mar 5 2012 | Brian Mylar
    SAN ANTONIO - A local school district is apologizing after an apparent incident of racism at a boys high school basketball game this past weekend. When the final whistle blew Saturday, Alamo Heights celebrated a convincing victory over San Antonio Edison. Alamo Heights Head Coach Andrew Brewer said he was proud of his team. "Tremendously proud,” Brewer said. “Tremendously. It's the best group of kids." But it was just after the trophy presentation when the coach was not proud of the chant coming from Alamo Heights fans. "USA, USA, USA," they chanted.San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant...
  • I think Sandra Fluke should dump her cheapskate boyfriend, and find a real man who respects her.

    03/06/2012 4:06:50 PM PST · by grundle · 52 replies
    March 6, 2012 | me
    Based on Sandra Fluke's own testimony, her current boyfriend has so little respect for her that he's not even willing to pay for their birth control. How can Sandra Fluke call herself a feminist, when she is dating someone who does not respect her enough to pay for their birth control? I think Sandra Fluke should break up with her cheapskate boyfriend, and start dating a real man who respects her enough to pay for their birth control.
  • Ron Paul gets endorsement from five members of Romney’s family

    03/06/2012 3:01:54 PM PST · by grundle · 8 replies ^ | March 6, 2012
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul on Monday announced that five distant relatives of rival Mitt Romney’s family are endorsing his Republican presidential campaign. A news release from the Paul campaign boasts of having the support of Ty Romney, Travis Romney, Chad Romney, Jared Romney and Troy Romney. Three of the Romneys — who live in Idaho — will speak on Paul’s behalf during the state’s caucuses on Tuesday. “I support Ron Paul because he defends the Constitution, loves America and understands what it means to be an American, including the right to live your life any way you want as long...
  • $3 Goodwill Store Purchase Earns $190K At Auction

    03/06/2012 2:47:52 PM PST · by grundle · 35 replies ^ | March 5, 2012
    ANDERSON, S.C. -- An 81-year-old Anderson County man doesn't mind sharing his amazing tale, but he doesn't want to share his last name. The man, who's going by only "Leroy," said, "It's the biggest find I've ever had. It's that one thing you're always looking for. I'd like to get the big one. Well, that was the big one. I can only thank Goodwill for that." He said about a year and a half ago he stopped by the Goodwill store on South Main Street in Anderson. While browsing, a framed painting caught his eye. "I figured the picture frame...
  • Sarah Palin Demands Obama Super PAC Return Bill Maher’s Campaign Donation

    03/06/2012 2:08:14 PM PST · by grundle · 32 replies ^ | March 6, 2012 | James Crugnale
    Following President Obama‘s press conference where he invoked his daughters in responding to a question about why he personally contacted Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted out a Facebook statement, demanding his return of Bill Maher‘s check. “Pres. Obama says he called Sandra Fluke because of his daughters,” Palin wrote cuttingly. “For the sake of everyone’s daughter, why doesn’t his super PAC return the $1 million he got from a rabid misogynist?”In February, Maher, who once called Palin the c-word, announced he was donating $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Barack Obama Super...
  • Workplace Salaries: At Last, Women on Top

    03/06/2012 1:04:01 AM PST · by grundle · 35 replies
    Time magazine ^ | September 1, 2010 | Belinda Luscombe
    According to a new analysis of 2,000 communities by a market research company, in 147 out of 150 of the biggest cities in the U.S., the median full-time salaries of young women are 8% higher than those of the guys in their peer group. In two cities, Atlanta and Memphis, those women are making about 20% more. This squares with earlier research from Queens College, New York, that had suggested that this was happening in major metropolises. But the new study suggests that the gap is bigger than previously thought, with young women in New York City, Los Angeles and...
  • Stonehill College: rules regarding sex and overnight guests [school with lawsuit over sex in dorm]

    03/05/2012 3:55:26 PM PST · by grundle · 1 replies
    Stonehill College student handbook, page 145 (PDF)"Students must obtain permission from their roommate(s) for a guest to stay through the night.... Behavior that is intrusive to the privacy of the roommate(s) is prohibited... As a Catholic institution, Stonehill College does not condone cohabitation."
  • Filmgoer takes stand on costly snacks, sues AMC Livonia theater [link only]

    03/05/2012 2:44:22 PM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    Detroit Free Press | March 4, 2012 | David Ashenfelter
    Link only due to copyright concerns:
  • Former Catholic college student sues school after they refused to move out her 'sex-crazed' roommate

    03/04/2012 5:32:51 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    The Dail Mail ^ | March 3, 2012 | Hannah Roberts
    A former student at a Roman Catholic college has filed a lawsuit against the school, after ending up with a roommate who she says repeatedly made love with her boyfriend in their shared room. Lindsay Blankmeyer, 21, claims the college in Easton, Massachusetts didn't do enough to help her when she complained about her roommate Laura Sidla's overactive sex-life. Blankmeyer suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder before she enrolled at Stonehill College, the lawsuit alleges, but was driven into a suicidal depression after school officials failed to offer her reasonable alternative accommodation. Suing: Former student at a Roman Catholic...
  • Woodruff Park to close for repairs of protest damage [Occupiers cause more than $30,000 in damage]

    03/04/2012 11:27:44 AM PST · by grundle · 4 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 1, 2012 | Mike Morris
    Woodruff Park will be closed next week for work crews to repair damage that city officials said was done by Occupy Atlanta protesters. The downtown park will be closed for up to two months, AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB reported. Parks Commissioner George Dusenbury told WSB that the park will be closed for at least two months. He told the station that repairs to the park's damaged irrigation and electrical systems will cost more than $30,000. Dusenbury said the park "took a lot of abuse" during the encampment by the protesters, which began on Oct. 6 and culminated in the...
  • Here's the true, reliably sourced info about Barack Obama that wikipedia doesn't want you to know

    03/01/2012 9:41:53 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies · 243+ views
    ==Barack Obama's lies, cronyism, non-transparency, warmongering, lawbreaking, and unconstitutional actions== ===Notable non-Cabinet positions=== In February 2009, U.S. Senator [[Robert Byrd]] (D-West Virginia) expressed concern that Obama's dozens of czars might violate the U.S. Constitution, because they were not approved by the U.S. Senate.[ Byrd: Obama in power grab], Politico, February 5, 2009 U.S. Senator [[Russ Feingold]] (D-Wisconsin) expressed a similar concern in September 2009.[ Feingold questions Obama 'czars'],, September 16, 2009 In September 2009, Obama's green czar [[Van Jones]] resigned after conservatives pointed out that he was a self described "[[communist]]" and had blamed [[George W. Bush]] for the...
  • Video claims that Obama's Selective Service card is a forgery!

    03/01/2012 6:16:37 PM PST · by grundle · 80 replies · 48+ views
  • Defective Birth Control Could Spur Big Lawsuits for Pfizer

    02/28/2012 11:26:46 PM PST · by grundle · 3 replies ^ | Feb 2, 2012 | Rachael Rettner
    It's possible that women who become pregnant after taking the defective birth control pills Pfizer recalled on February 1 could sue the drug company for unwanted pregnancies, experts say. And they could ask for a lot of money. Courts have typically thought about so-called wrongful pregnancy cases as similar to medical malpractice, said I. Glenn Cohen, assistant professor and co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Similar cases have allowed people to sue for things like unwanted pregnancies after botched vasectomies. In the past, there has even been a case in...
  • Why College Aid Makes College More Expensive

    02/25/2012 1:27:00 PM PST · by grundle · 13 replies · 2+ views ^ | FEBRUARY 24, 2012 | JACK HOUGH
    New research shows how federal spending on higher education can backfire.Federal aid for students has increased 164% over the past decade, adjusted for inflation, according to the College Board. Yet three-quarters of Americans and even a majority of college presidents see college as unaffordable for most, and that sentiment has been steadily spreading, the Pew Research Center reports. Two new studies offer clues on why. One measures the degree to which some colleges reduce their own aid in response to increased federal aid. The other suggests federal aid is helping to push college costs higher.Recipients of federal Pell Grants have,...
  • Rocklin [California] Considering Banning Residents From Smoking Outside Their Own Homes

    02/25/2012 1:18:58 PM PST · by grundle · 32 replies ^ | February 24, 2012
    ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A Placer County town is considering a ban on smoking that some say goes way too far. The Rocklin City Council is considering making it against the law for smokers to smoke anywhere outside on their property.The city council is considering the ban after one home owner complained about smoke coming from their neighbors’ backyards saying it caused health problems for their kids.But before going to the city council, the family first asked their neighbors to stop smoking. One couple agreed, according to their son. “They felt that there wasn’t any reason to put the household in...
  • ‘Lunch-In’ Protests Crackdown on Homemade Lunches

    02/23/2012 10:44:34 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies ^ | Feb 23, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    The National Center for Public Policy Research hosted a “lunch-in” today at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.The target of the protest? “[F]ederal school nutrition guidelines that allegedly forced at least one student to forgo her mother’s home-packed lunch in favor of chicken nuggets,” a press release announcing today’s event read. The alleged lunch incident happened in North Carolina. “A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious,” a local reporter wrote last week. “The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato...
  • The myth of the eight-hour sleep

    02/23/2012 5:17:34 PM PST · by grundle · 65 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 February 2012 | Stephanie Hegarty
    We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people were plunged into darkness for 14 hours every day for a month. It took some time for their sleep to regulate but by the fourth week the subjects had settled into a very distinct sleeping pattern. They slept first for four hours, then woke for one...
  • David Cross Admits to Snorting Cocaine at the White House Correspondents Dinner

    02/22/2012 9:39:47 PM PST · by grundle · 54 replies ^ | 2/22/2012 | Erin Carlson
    Fact: David Cross once snorted cocaine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The actor confessed to the persistent rumor in an interview in the March issue of Playboy magazine, saying he pulled the stunt while sitting some 65 feet away from President Obama. "It wasn’t even that much cocaine. It was literally the size of, I don’t know, a tick. It was a tiny granule of coke that I put on my wrist and said, 'Watch this. I need a witness,'" Cross recalled. "And then I ducked under the table and did it. It wasn’t like I got high," he...