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  • Pennsylvania's budget train wreck unfolded over past year

    10/03/2015 5:43:36 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 14 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | MARK SCOLFORO
    As weeks without a budget turned into months, Republicans decided to push through a stopgap plan to get money to schools, government agencies and programs while talks on a complete budget deal continued. Again it was on party lines, again Wolf vetoed it. "I understand we have divided government," Wolf said. "What I don't understand is people who don't want to govern at all." A few days later the Republican leaders announced they would give the governor a chance to demonstrate he has the votes for tax increases through a floor vote next week, and Democrats have been scrambling to...
  • Maria Von Trapp teaches Julie Andrews to Yodel

    09/11/2015 8:30:30 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 8 replies
    Around 2:05 of this 1973 TV show; unfortunately, a very prominent hum
  • Tom Brokaw on Donald Trump: If I Had to Cover Him, ‘I’d Call In Sick’

    09/05/2015 8:17:02 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 92 replies
    MSN ^ | September 5, 2015
    Former NBC newsman Tom Brokaw is apparently not a big fan of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. According to a Mediaite report, the legendary NBC newsman was at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to discuss his book, "A Lucky Life Interrupted," when he told the crowd that the idea of covering Trump was not exactly his cup of tea. "If I was at ‪NBC News right now leading with‪ Donald Trump every night, I'd call in sick," said Brokaw.
  • The Clintons’ plan to counterattack Obama

    09/02/2015 7:17:45 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2015 | Monica Crowley
    Has the Clinton counterattack against President Obama begun? The Clintons have never taken a political hit lying down. But given their weak and panicky reactions to Mr. Obama’s current, well-orchestrated hit on her — the FBI investigation into her alleged mishandling of classified material as secretary of state — they have appeared to passively absorb the escalating attack. Until now
  • #TBT: Former teammates share stories of The Mick

    08/13/2015 1:14:21 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 5 replies ^ | August 13. 2015 | Lindsay Berra
    Aug. 13, 2015, marks the 20-year anniversary of the death of Mickey Mantle, the greatest switch-hitter in baseball history. Fans remember Mantle for what he did on the field: he hit .300 or higher a remarkable 10 times, was a three-time American League MVP Award winner and seven-time World Series champion. His tape-measure home runs -- the longest of which allegedly traveled 565 feet out of Griffith Stadium in Washington -- are the stuff of legend. But those who knew Mantle remember him for more than his on-field feats. They recall a big-hearted practical jokester whose quiet courage inspired everyone...
  • Adam Morgan delivers fine Father's Day present in first Phillies start

    06/22/2015 3:59:13 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 5 replies ^ | June 22, 2015 | Jesse Dougherty
    "I can't put it into words right now. Just trying to soak it all in right now and hope that I get another opportunity," he said. "A lot of people don't even get this opportunity, so I'm very grateful." Wednesday, Morgan was pulled after two innings in his 13th start of the season for triple-A Lehigh Valley. He wasn't told he was being called up and texted his father, Wiley, saying his shoulder felt fine. That night, Wiley saw four cardinals on the back porch of the Morgans' home in Marietta, Ga. Two days later Morgan called Wiley with long-awaited...
  • Temperature Update Delayed (so watch my cool video instead)…(Roy Spencer)

    06/05/2015 8:20:24 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 1 replies
    Roy ^ | June 5, 2015 | Roy Spencer
    But in the meantime, check out the time lapse video I did of the full moon rising over San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, as the lights come up in the city. Best viewed full-screen, since there are a lot of things happening
  • Mark Sanchez: Eagles said Tim Tebow was just a camp arm

    04/25/2015 9:11:02 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 46 replies
    CBS.Sports ^ | April25,2015 | Shawn Crest
    Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez said he wasn't concerned that the team signed Tim Tebow, because the Eagles told him Tebow was just there to throw in camp. "We needed another guy to throw while Sam's (Bradford) still recovering. So that's the reason (for the signing), at least as explained to me," Sanchez said, per CSN Philadelphia. The Eagles signed Tebow on Monday. He hasn't played in the NFL since getting cut by the Patriots at the end of training camp prior to the 2013 season. He spent last year as a television analyst for the SEC Network
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "Paul Revere's Ride" Poem animation

    04/18/2015 10:14:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1863 | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    The Landlord's Tale; Paul Revere's Ride Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,-- One, if by land, and two, if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every...
  • The Boston Massacre, 245 Years Ago

    03/05/2015 5:54:06 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 19 replies ^ | March 5, 2015 | Evan Andrews
    On the evening of March 5, 1770, an altercation broke out in Boston between a British sentry and a group of American colonists. When British troops converged on the scene, an angry mob formed and began yelling insults and pelting them with snowballs and debris. In the midst of the chaos, the panicked soldiers let loose with a volley of musket fire, killing five men and injuring several others. The “Boston Massacre” became a rallying cry for Patriot leaders like Samuel Adams, and the colonies teetered on the brink of insurrection for several days. Future President John Adams would later...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval ( 42 % Approve/ 53 % Disapprove)

    02/28/2015 12:24:17 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 20 replies ^ | February 28, 2014 | Gallup Poll
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.
  • Darren Daulton passes along good news in battle against brain cancer

    02/21/2015 4:19:31 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 9 replies
    CBSSports ^ | February 19, 2015 | Mike Axisa
    Two years ago, long-time Phillies catcher Darren Daulton was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer the American Brain Tumor Association characterizes as being "highly malignant." He had successful surgery to remove a pair of brain tumors in July 2013. Daulton, now 53, has undergone extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment in the 19 months since the surgery. On Thursday he passed along some good news:
  • Obama Approval ( Gallup) 44% Approve/ 51% Disapprove

    02/20/2015 4:52:47 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 26 replies ^ | February 20, 2015
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.

    02/11/2015 5:40:03 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 37 replies
    WND ^ | June 20, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    Why bother hanging out with celebrities when I can spend time with the people who made me one?” Obama asked the crowd of black tie journalists and media personalities gathered at the Washington Convention Center. “I know where my bread is buttered.”
  • Man's obituary lists Seahawks 'lousy play call' as cause of death

    02/07/2015 6:54:50 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 18 replies
    CBS. Sports ^ | February5,2015 | John Breech
    He was a small business owner in Kent, WA and loved his family, work, clients, traveling, the Seahawks and life. We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's untimely demise. Mike was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.
  • LOOK: Packers selling 3.5-pound 'Big Game' Burger at Lambeau for playoffs

    01/11/2015 5:49:07 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 54 replies
    CBS. Sports ^ | January 7, 2007 | Will Brinson
    This mammoth monster of a meal includes 1/2 pound of ground venison, 1/2 pound of ground bacon, 1/2 pound of certified angus beef ... and that's just the patty. It's served on a "Big Mother" pretzel bun and topped with crispy fried onions, jalapeño smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato (6 slices!), pickles, secret sauce and a heaping helping of housemade jalapeño cheese (jalapeños, multiple cheddars and BBQ sauce). And they say everything is bigger in Texas. Pssh. The best part? This burger is "only" $20 according to the provider
  • Happy 55th birthday: Mays vs. Mantle in first episode of 'Home Run Derby'

    01/09/2015 7:11:36 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 48 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 9, 2015 | By Dayn Perry
    The date Jan. 9 is significant insofar as baseball is concerned because the objectively wonderful TV show "Home Run Derby" first took to (s)wing. In commemoration of this important day, let us take a look back at the first episode, which featured Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, who, as it turns out, were both good at baseball-related tasks and duties. Come with us, won't you?
  • The Bible and English Literature

    12/30/2014 7:32:15 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 11 replies
    University of Toronto ^ | 1980 | Northrop Frye
    Between 1980 and 1981 Prof. Northrop Frye held 25 lectures under the title ‘The Bible and Literature’. Each of these lectures was recorded and for each of them a transcript was provided. Later excerpts of these 25 lectures (each 50 minutes long) were made into 30 programs (each about 30 minutes). That means in some cases 1 lecture supplied material for 2 programs or the other way around.
  • The Queen's Christmas Message

    12/25/2014 11:12:13 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 34 replies
    You \tube ^ | December 25. 2014 | Elizabeth Windsor
    Queen Elizabeth has used her traditional Christmas broadcast to call for reconciliation, citing the Scottish referendum and Northern Ireland. Read more:
  • A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

    12/25/2014 9:07:32 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 3 replies
    Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music at 9 a.m. Central /10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 24, 2014. The Choir owes its existence to King Henry VI to sing daily services in his magnificent chapel. This remains the Choir's role and is an important part of the lives of its 16 choristers, 14 choral scholars and two organ scholars, who study a variety...
  • 271 - Remarks Upon Lighting the National Community Christmas Tree.

    12/24/2014 4:51:12 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 7 replies
    American Presidency Project ^ | December 24, 1953 | Dwight D. Eisenhower
    My Fellow Americans--here in Washington, in your homes across the Nation and abroad--and in our country's service around the world: This evening's ceremony, here at the White House, is one of many thousands in America's traditional celebration of the birth, almost 2,000 years ago, of the Prince of Peace. For us, this Christmas is truly a season of good will--and our first peaceful one since 1949. Our national and individual blessings are manifold. Our hopes are bright even though the world still stands divided in two antagonistic parts. More precisely than in any other way, prayer places freedom and communism...
  • "Tell My Wife I'll Miss Her" (2008)

    12/08/2014 7:14:05 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 12 replies ^ | May 6, 2008 | Barbara Boyer, Mari A. Schaefer and Tom Infield
    A Philadelphia police officer was shot and killed with a military-style assault rifle late yesterday morning when he confronted a band of robbers who had held up a Bank of America branch at a ShopRite in Port Richmond. "Tell my wife I'll miss her," Schiller Street residents heard dying Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski say as they went to his side.
  • Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice

    11/30/2014 4:56:35 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 31 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 30, 2014 | Becky Oskin
    Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than was previously thought, a new study reports. The discovery adds to the ongoing mystery of Antarctica's expanding sea ice. According to climate models, the region's sea ice should be shrinking each year because of global warming. Instead, satellite observations show the ice is expanding, and the continent's sea ice has set new records for the past three winters. At the same time, Antarctica's ice sheet (the glacial ice...
  • (Smirkin') Joe Biden VP Debate (10/11/12): Out of Afghanistan "in 2014 . Period."

    11/23/2014 10:00:37 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | October 11, 2012
    VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Martha, let's keep our eye on the ball. The reason I've been in and out of Afghanistan and Iraq 20 times — I've been up in the Kunar — I've been throughout that whole country, mostly in a helicopter and sometimes in a vehicle. The fact is we went there for one reason: to get those people who killed Americans, al-Qaida. We've decimated al-Qaida central. We have eliminated Osama bin Laden. That was our purpose. And in fact, in the meantime, what we said we would do, we would help train the Afghan military. It's their responsibility...
  • More on Jon Gruber

    11/14/2014 8:29:12 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 15, 2010 | Paul Krugman
    In fact, it’s hard to see who else you could have hired. Modeling health reform is a very detail-driven business: you need a detailed statistical representation of the population, together with detailed estimates of behavioral responses to incentives. Gruber has spent years developing such a model, which is maintained and update at considerable expense. Who else could bring the same resources to bear? Well, I guess the administration could have turned to the Lewin Group, but aside from the fact that Gruber has such sterling academic credentials, Lewin is owned by United Healthcare. In other words, Gruber is a real...
  • Public executions and mass graves: ISIS targets Sunni tribe in Iraq

    11/02/2014 6:36:35 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | November 2, 2014 | Odai Sadik, Chelsea J. Carter, Todd Leopold
    Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- They were taken from their homes, some pulled from their beds, in the middle of the night. They were fathers, brothers and sons, members of the U.S.-allied Albu Nimr tribe -- the Sunni clan considered among the last holdouts against ISIS in Iraq's western desert. About 50 members of the tribe were abducted in Hit in Anbar province, west of Baghdad, during the early morning hours on Saturday, Sheikh Nabil Al-Ga'oud, a tribal leader, told CNN.
  • Chilly Record! Coldest Object on Earth Created in Lab

    11/02/2014 6:06:57 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 45 replies
    Live Scince ^ | October 29, 2014 | Kelly Dickerson
    A chunk of copper became the coldest cubic meter (35.3 cubic feet) on Earth when researchers chilled it to 6 millikelvins, or six-thousandths of a degree above absolute zero (0 Kelvin). This is the closest a substance of this mass and volume has ever come to absolute zero. Researchers put the 880-lb. (400 kilograms) copper cube inside a container called a cryostat that is specially designed to keep items extremely cold. This is the first cryostat built that is capable of keeping substances so close to absolute zero.
  • Obama Job Approval (41%-54%)

    11/01/2014 2:10:54 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 47 replies
    Gallup Poll ^ | November 1, 2014
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president.
  • Video: Michael Jordan calls Barack Obama a sh---- golfer

    10/30/2014 8:50:22 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 30, 2014 | Kyle Porter
    Michael Jordan was interviewed by Ahmad Rashad recently. Rashad asked Jordan who his dream foursome would include, and Jordan said President Barack Obama isn't getting an invite. "I've never played with Obama but I would," said Jordan. "But no, that's okay, I'd take him out. He's a hack, it would be all day playing with him."
  • Why We Relaunched

    10/18/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 4 replies ^ | Ocober 18, 2014 | Jim Clifton
    The world's 7 billion citizens get most of their news from reporters and experts -- it's edited and filtered by how these professionals see events. Gallup applauds the work they do. But the one missing element from most reporting and analyses are the opinions, thoughts, and feelings of those 7 billion citizens themselves -- how they see events. This week we are relaunching our e-newspaper,, to broaden and deepen our coverage of the opinions, thoughts, and well-being of citizens around the world -- the will of the people. So while the news media continues to cover events from the...
  • Box Office ( Left Behind at #3 New/ # 6 overall)

    10/05/2014 10:17:47 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 19 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | October 5, 2014
    They don't like Free Republic. Maybe they don't like anybody else either. Anyway, you need to click on the link to get their info.
  • Phillies with combined no hitter in ninth

    09/01/2014 1:19:40 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 69 replies
    1 out vs. Braves 2 outs
  • Villanova professor's quest reveals LBJ vendetta against George Hamilton

    09/01/2014 1:29:26 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 29 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 31, 2014 | Jeremy Roebuck, Alison Steele
    For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington....But a previously confidential FBI file - which a Philadelphia judge last week outlined in an opinion and ordered to be released - shows for the first time how far Johnson went to protect his daughter and his presidency
  • Violence in Central America

    07/12/2014 11:18:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 7 replies ^ | Joaquín Villalobos
    El Salvador is the Central American country that has suffered the greatest destruction to its social fabric as a result of emigration. Approximately one third of its population emigrated, primarily to the United States, and remittances became the mainstay of the Salvadoran economy. There is therefore a connection between the financial model and the violence experienced by the country.
  • EXography: Employment keeps sagging in the Obama recovery

    07/08/2014 4:13:43 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8, 2014 | David Freddoso
    When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of the Great Recession of 2008. Five and a half years later, that historic swoon remains his excuse for continued economic stagnation. Whoever or whatever is to blame, neither his efforts nor luck nor a natural rebound have managed to restore America's job market to what it was in better times. The July 3 jobs report was a reminder that the economy is at least creating jobs again, albeit at a rate that barely keeps up with population growth. And national and state unemployment rates have...
  • Danielle Allen of "Errant spot of Ink" fame attacked Freepers personally in WaPo 6 years ago

    07/05/2014 2:56:39 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 81 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2008 | Matthew Mosk
    An Attack That Came Out of the Ether ( excerpt from page 3 of 4) Of the file folders that are spread in neat rows across Allen's desk, only one is bulging. It holds printouts of the reams of conversations about Obama's religion appearing on Free Republic. Since its start in 1996 by Jim Robinson of Fresno, Calif., the site has grown into a home for discussion of all types -- though it is particularly noted for spirited political discussions dominated by conservatives and libertarians. Freepers, as they're called, converse with a varying degree of transparency. Most remain anonymous. Allen...
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine denied access to Fort Sill facility housing young illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 44 replies
    News OK ^ | July 2, 2014 | Chris Casteel
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine was denied access Tuesday to the Fort Sill facility being used to house unaccompanied minors who have illegally crossed the U.S. border, the congressman said Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine's office released this image Wednesday morning of the congressman being denied a visit with immigrant children being held at Fort Sill. U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine's office released this image Wednesday morning of the congressman being denied a visit with immigrant children being held at Fort Sill. Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, went to the Health and Human Services Department facility at the U.S. Army post in southwestern...
  • Americans Less Satisfied With Freedom

    07/01/2014 12:51:57 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 12 replies
    Gallup ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jon Clifton
    Perceived widespread corruption in U.S. government on the rise Fewer Americans are satisfied with the freedom to choose what they do with their lives compared with seven years ago -- dropping 12 percentage points from 91% in 2006 to 79% in 2013. In that same period, the percentage of Americans dissatisfied with the freedom to choose what they do with their lives more than doubled, from 9% to 21%.
  • LIVE: Derecho Aims East, Threatens Chicago, Detroit

    06/30/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 53 replies
    Severe weather will lash through areas from the Midwest to the Great Lakes into Tuesday, hitting some of the major cities in the United States, including Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.
  • Boy's death draws attention to immigration perils

    06/30/2014 7:24:52 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 24 replies
    AP ^ | June 30,2014 | Christopher Sherman
    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- When authorities found an 11-year-old Guatemalan boy's body about a mile from Texas' southern border, they also discovered his brother's Chicago phone number scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle...."Down here finding a decomposed body ... we come across them quite often," Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said, adding that this was the first child immigrant his office has found since he became sheriff in April. "It's a very dangerous journey
  • Mass immigrant graves uncovered in Texas cemetery

    06/21/2014 2:36:21 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 21, 2014
    Volunteer researchers have uncovered mass graves in a South Texas cemetery that they believe contain the bodies of immigrants who died crossing into the U.S. illegally, according to published reports Saturday. The discovery at Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias came in the last two weeks, as Baylor University anthropologist Lori Baker and Krista Latham, a forensic anthropologist at the University of Indianapolis, and their students worked as part of a multi-year effort to identify immigrants who've died in the area near the U.S.-Mexico border. Teams unearthed remains in trash bags, shopping bags, body bags or without a container at...
  • Pentagon orders aircraft carrier to Gulf in case Iraq military option needed

    06/14/2014 10:34:32 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 24 replies
    yahoo ^ | June 14 ,2014 | Missy Ryan;
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf on Saturday, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and threatened Baghdad.</p>
  • Sting bomb: When millions of bees are unleashed

    05/22/2014 4:14:09 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 26 replies ^ | May 22, 2014 | Jason Nark
    NEWARK, Del. - A lone honeybee, its wings wet and its mind likely muddled, crawled across a porch on Old Cooches Bridge Road yesterday, a seemingly safe haven amid the bee-pocalyspe all around. Just 100 yards away, across the busy lanes of Interstate 95 near the University of Delaware, the scene along a northbound on-ramp resembled a tiny battlefield after a major conflict. Bees clung to a gnarled guardrail, barely moving, while others tried to fly between the raindrops, in and out of the many smashed, wooden hives spilled all over the small strip of grass. A traffic sign warned...
  • U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch on Obamacare's election toll: It'll bury Dems

    04/21/2014 8:20:56 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 18, 2014
    U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, the lone member of the Bay State delegation to vote against Obama­care four years ago, now predicts the law’s botched roll-out will not only cost Democrats valuable House seats but could even jeopardize their control of the Senate in this year’s hotly contested midterm elections. “We will lose seats in the House,” the plain-talking South Boston Democrat said in Boston Herald Radio’s studio yesterday, delivering a harsh diagnosis. “I am fairly certain of that based on the poll numbers that are coming out from the more experienced pollsters down there. And I think we may lose...
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    04/19/2014 6:15:45 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 10 replies
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near Boston. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America.
  • Climate Change Allows Scottish Wine to Debut

    03/30/2014 6:43:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 12 replies
    Accuweather ^ | March 30,2014
    Christopher Trotter will make history later this year when he unveils the first bottles of wine from his vineyard nestled to the north of Edinburgh -- all thanks to climate change.
  • Winston Churchill : The Iron Curtain Speech, at Westminster College, Fulton, MO on March 5, 1946

    03/01/2014 8:08:40 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 9 replies
    The History Guide ^ | March 5, 1946 | Winston Churchill
    ...the United States stands at this time at the pinnacle of world power. It is a solemn moment for the American Democracy. For with primacy in power is also joined an awe-inspiring accountability to the future. ....when American military men approach some serious situation they are wont to write at the head of their directive the words "over-all strategic concept". There is wisdom in this, as it leads to clarity of thought. What then is the over-all strategic concept which we should inscribe to-day? It is nothing less than the safety and welfare, the freedom and progress, of all the...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

    03/01/2014 2:22:29 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 39 replies
    Gallup ^ | March 1, 2014 | Gallup
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.
  • Income inequality on the forefront of likely voters' minds, poll shows

    01/22/2014 9:45:50 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 43 replies | January 22, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Almost half of likely voters think income inequality is a big problem, said a George Washington University Battleground poll released Wednesday. Forty-nine percent of likely voters call the large gap between the wealthy and the poor a “big problem,” while another 30 percent say it’s “somewhat of a problem.” They’re divided on the right solution though: About half say the best way to fix income inequality is to close the gap between wealthy Americans and the rest of the country while the other half say it’s cutting taxes and loosening regulations.
  • Obama: Marijuana 'not very different' from cigarettes

    01/19/2014 11:07:30 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama in an interview released Sunday said that using marijuana was not that different from smoking cigarettes nor any more dangerous than drinking alcohol. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life,” Obama said as part of an extensive profile published by the New Yorker on Sunday. “I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”