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  • Disgruntled lawyer injures 9 in strip center shooting in SW Houston

    09/26/2016 7:51:41 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 74 replies
    HPD says the scene is still active as a bomb squad is searching a vehicle believed to be owned by the late suspect. One source tells Eyewitness News that the vehicle was found filled with weapons.
  • How Empires End

    09/09/2014 7:00:47 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 17 replies ^ | September 2014 | Jeff Thomas
    “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson Histories are generally written by academics. They, quite naturally, tend to focus on the main events: the wars and the struggles between leaders and their opponents (both external and internal). Whilst these are interesting stories to read, academics, by their very nature, often overlook the underlying causes for an empire’s decline. Today, as in any era, most people are primarily interested in the “news”—the daily information regarding the world’s political leaders...
  • Houston braces for invasion of 'Crazy Ants'

    03/27/2014 6:43:30 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 118 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2014 | Robert Gearty
    This is one horror film plot that may be all too real: Billions of voracious ants are about to descend on the Houston area, destroying entire homes and anything else that gets in their way. Rasberry Crazy Ants, even more destructive and mobile than their angry cousins, fire ants, are just weeks away from descending on the largest city in Texas. Since 2008, the ants, which entomologists believe came to Texas from South America aboard a cargo ship in the 1930s, have expanded their presence to 27 counties from just eight. Once in a home, they zero in on electrical...
  • Congressman Gohmert: I got into politics to stop paying poor women to have kids

    01/18/2014 5:30:34 AM PST · by listenhillary · 29 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | 1/9/14 | Joe Saunders
    Liberal heads probably exploded all over the Beltway on Wednesday when Texas conservative Congressman Louie Gohmert took to the House floor to do something libs truly hate: Tell the truth about welfare checks and unwed mothers – and say he got into politics to do something about it. President Lyndon Johnson’s so-called War on Poverty led directly to an explosion of illegitimate births in the United States, Gohmert said, which led directly to Gohmert going into national politics. “If it weren’t for the policies in this War on Poverty declared 50 years ago, it may well be that I would...
  • Republican State Gives Free Houses to Moochers, Cuts Homelessness by 74 Percent

    12/28/2013 4:35:06 AM PST · by listenhillary · 68 replies ^ | 12/20/2013 | David Weigel
    Speaking of our coming congressional debates about food stamps and waste, I've been looking for a reason to share Kerry Drake's column about Utah's Housing First initiative. Eight years ago, under Gov. Jon Huntsman, Utah started an experiment in which chronically homeless people—first 17, then 2,000—were given apartments and full-time caseworkers. The goal: Instead of shrugging and cursing when the homeless showed up half-dead at emergency rooms, they'd try to get them into shelter and, hopefully, independent living. If that didn't work, they'd still keep the apartments. Data from other cities made the bureaucrats' argument for them. From the 10-year...
  • Beam of darkness makes objects invisible from a distance

    12/16/2013 12:31:37 PM PST · by listenhillary · 46 replies ^ | December 16, 2013 | Olivia Solon
    A research team from the University of Singapore has developed a device that can make objects invisible by bathing them in a beam of darkness. The system takes the conventional approach to optics -- which generally aims to make images as sharp and clear as possible -- and turns it completely on its head. Usually imaging systems focus light into a pattern known as a point spreading function, which consists of a spiked central region of high intensity (the main lobe) surrounded by a concentric region of lower intensity light and a higher intensity lobe after this. In order to...

    12/13/2013 6:45:47 PM PST · by listenhillary · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/13 | BEN SHAPIRO
    On Friday, the Obama- and Clinton-allied Center for American Progress finally revealed its long-sought corporate donor list after heavy pressure arising from CAP’s quasi-lobbying history. That scrutiny ratcheted up following the announcement that CAP founder John Podesta would be formally joining the Obama administration. Both Politico and The New York Times called for the donor list to meet the public eye.
  • 9:10 11/12/13 Last consecutive date this century

    11/12/2013 7:09:30 AM PST · by listenhillary · 34 replies
    9:10 11/12/13 | Numbers
    Can I get it to show up at the right time?
  • Down and Out in Vermont (Heroin in the hills)

    10/31/2013 11:35:31 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 4, 2013 issue | GEOFFREY NORMAN
    Rutland, Vt. On his way into town, Dana Gray wondered about the number of cars and pickups parked at a local health care clinic. It was Saturday morning, and normally the clinic would be closed. A little further down the road, he drove by the St. Johnsbury farmers’ market where the local organic gardeners and farmers set up Saturday mornings and do a nice weekend trade in vegetables, eggs, and cheese. There were a few vehicles parked nearby. Fewer, though, than there had been back up the road, at the clinic. At the office of the Caledonian-Record, St. Johnsbury’s daily,...
  • This could be the largest Fed stimulus yet

    10/28/2013 7:41:41 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 9 replies ^ | 10/28/2013 | Annalyn Kurtz
    QE3 is on track to be its largest bond-buying program yet, if it follows the path predicted by Wall Street. The Fed was expected to wind down its third round of quantitative easing, known as QE3, at the end of this year. But most predictions are now well into 2014, with some as far out as June. Economists largely believe the government shutdown and debt ceiling debate have forced the Fed's hand, creating a weaker economic outlook and muddying the data the central bank relies on to make decisions. Given this environment and the leadership transition as Ben Bernanke's term...
  • America Held Hostage On The Edge Of Constant Crisis

    10/24/2013 6:07:57 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 14 replies ^ | October 23, 2013 | Brandon Smith
    Torture, or what our government calls “enhanced interrogation”, is not a tactic so much as a darkly artistic process. The subject of this process has something that the torturer wants; it might be information, or a forced confession to a crime the subject did not commit, but most often, torture is designed to gain nothing more than psychological compliance. The goal is to manipulate the subject into believing that submission is the only possible future, and that such submission is inevitable regardless of the will of the victim. The torturer often builds himself up as a kind of parent figure...
  • Ten Things to Expect from Obamacare in 2014

    10/17/2013 9:19:07 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 28 replies
    caseyresearch ^ | October 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
    It's been clear to anyone paying attention that the October "rollout" of Obamacare has been a turbulent, confusing disaster. Sloppy IT systems and technological failures combined to cripple Obamacare's sign-up systems. Security flaws put Americans at risk for identity theft. In an almost comical understatement, President Obama summarized these massive failures as "a few glitches." I think that Luke Chung, IT expert and president of database solutions firm FMS, explained the situation much more accurately: "What should clearly be an enterprise quality, highly scalable software application felt like it wouldn't pass a basic code review. It appears the people who...
  • Obamacare's coverage gap: The poor caught in between

    10/04/2013 9:21:07 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 5 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | Dr. Sanjay Gupta,
    (snip) As we spoke about South Carolina's sign-up process, I realized I was explaining some unwelcome news: Yvonne is not eligible for any assistance toward buying health insurance. Let me try to explain: In a state that has chosen not to expand Medicaid, Yvonne is in the staggering position of now making too much money to qualify for Medicaid, and too little to obtain subsidies through the Affordable Care Act. This wasn't how it was supposed to go down for Yvonne and others like her all over the country. When you imagine the people likely to benefit the most from...
  • AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (Both sides in Syria are war criminals)

    09/01/2013 9:49:04 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 19 replies
    Amnesty International ^ | March 14. 2013 | Amnesty International
    The dead bodies found every day in towns and villages across Syria bearing marks of execution style killing and torture are the grim evidence of mounting war crimes and other abuses being committed not just by government forces, but also by armed opposition groups – some but not all more or less loosely affiliated with the Free Syrian Army (FSA)1 – in the context of the country’s bitter internal armed conflict. Such groups are summarily killing people with a chilling sense of impunity, and the death toll continues to rise as more towns and villages come under the control of...
  • Egyptian politicians red-faced after hatching plots on live TV (Mohammed Mursi)

    06/05/2013 11:06:22 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 25 replies
    ZEENEWS ^ | 6/5/13 | ZeeNews
    Cairo: Top Egyptian politicians were left red- faced after they were caught on live TV hatching plots to sabotage a dam in neighbouring Ethiopia during talks with President Mohammed Mursi, leaving viewers stunned. The gaffe happened as an official failed to inform them that they were live on air during talks with Mursi. "It was initially planned that the national meeting would be recorded and aired the next day, as is usually the case, but due to the importance of the topic it was decided at the last minute to air the meeting live. I forgot to inform the attendees...
  • Are you paying the iTunes tax?

    06/05/2013 6:14:42 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 6/5/13 | Meanlie Hicken
    That $1.29 iTunes song or $9.99 e-book may be more expensive than you think. If you live in one of the nearly 25 states that charge sales tax on digital goods or services you likely pay more for everything from downloaded music, e-books and ringtones to streaming TV shows and video. And a growing number of states are finding ways to tax our digital diversions. While some states rely on existing sales tax laws, more than a dozen have enacted sales tax laws specifically targeting digital goods. In July, Minnesota's residents will be the latest consumers to pay tax on...
  • Study: 97% Agreement on Man made Global Warming (Counting scientific papers)

    05/16/2013 6:38:08 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 38 replies ^ | May 16 2013 | Angela Fritz
    The scientific agreement that climate change is happening, and that it's caused by human activity, is significant and growing, according to a new study published Thursday. The research, the most comprehensive analysis of climate research to date, finds that 97.1% of the studies published between 1991 to 2011 that expressed a position on man made climate change agreed that it was happening, and that it was due to human activity. The study looked at peer reviewed research that mentioned climate change or global warming. Peer review is the way that scientific journals approve research papers that are submitted. In peer...
  • Highway patrol gave feds Missouri weapon permits data

    04/10/2013 7:41:39 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 35 replies
    columbiatribune ^ | 4/10/13 | RUDI KELLER
    JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has twice turned over the entire list of Missouri concealed weapon permit holders to federal authorities, most recently in January, Sen. Kurt Schaefer said Wednesday. Questioning in the Senate Appropriations Committee revealed that on two occasions, in November 2011 and again in January, the patrol asked for and received the full list from the state Division of Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing. Schaefer later met in his office with Col. Ron Replogle, superintendent of the patrol. After the meeting, he said Replogle had given him sketchy details about turning over the list,...
  • Man Charged For Hunting In A Walmart Parking Lot

    03/27/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 49 replies
    Cbslocal ^ | 3/24/2013 | CBS
    BURRELL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – An Indiana County man is facing several charges, after wildlife officials say he went deer hunting in a Walmart parking lot. The Pennsylvania Game Commission says 40-year-old Arcangelo Bianco Jr., fired several rounds from a handgun at a 10-point white-tailed deer from within the Burrell Township store’s parking lot, and then bagged the animal near Old William Penn Highway. The alleged shooting happened last November, while Bianco was shopping at the store, and then saw the buck in the parking lot. According to charging documents, the deer ran around a corner of the store, and Bianco...
  • Why Price Controls Won’t Fix American Health Care

    03/22/2013 7:54:22 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 12 replies ^ | March 20, 2013 | Peter Suderman
    Anyone looking for a clue about the future of health policy debates should take note of a Center for American Progress panel convened earlier this month. The topic at hand was journalist Steven Brill’s Time magazine story on high medical bills, which compared rates charged to uninsured and privately insured patients with the negotiated, lower per-service rates charged to Medicare. But rather than push for a government-run, single-payer system—what liberals often term “Medicare for all”—several of the left-leaning health experts on hand talked up a technocratic alternative known as "all-payer": Instead of the federal government serving as a universal insurer,...