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  • Caption This

    02/15/2013 7:47:17 PM PST · by Netizen · 25 replies
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  • The Problem With Pew Polls About Being Latino (or Hispanic) in America: Too Many Labels

    04/17/2012 9:18:19 PM PDT · by Netizen · 2 replies
    Latino Rebels ^ | April 6, 2012 | Julito
    We are told that the US Latino (or Hispanic) (or Mexican-PuertoRican-Cuban-Colombian-Dominican-Salvadorean-CostaRican-Honduran-Guatemalan-Nicaraguan-Panamanian-Venezuelan-Bolivian-Peruvian-Ecuadorian-Paraguayan-Uruguayan-Argentinian-Chilean-Spanish-Belizian-with-a-shout-out-to-Brazilian) population, estimated to be around 50 million people, is at an "identify" crossroads. We are told that in a hodgepodge of countries, cultures, new arrivals, old arrivals, first-generation families, families that have lived in the US for decades, those who have lived here for centuries, bilinguals, monolinguals, Spanish-only speakers, English-only speakers, Spanglish speakers and anyone else whom we have forgotten, the conventional wisdom is that this growing demographic needs to be defined and defined quickly. We must figure ourselves out soon! We must boxed ourselves and be labeled, so...
  • Flukes Testimony

    03/04/2012 1:54:02 PM PST · by Netizen · 114 replies · 2+ views
    Law Students for Reprodutive Justice ^ | March 2012 | Sandra Fluke
    This is the html version of the file http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/statement-Congress-letterhead-2nd%20hearing.pdf. Page 1 Leader Pelosi, Members of Congress, good morning, and thank you for calling this hearing on women’s health and allowing me to testify on behalf of the women who will benefit from the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage regulation. Myname is Sandra Fluke, and I’m a third year student at Georgetown Law, a Jesuit school. I’m also a past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice or LSRJ. I’d like to acknowledge my fellow LSRJ members and allies and all of the student activists with us and thank them...
  • Sharon Bialek accuses Cain of "sexually inappropriate" behavior

    11/07/2011 8:42:11 PM PST · by Netizen · 64 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 7, 2011 | Corbett B. Daly
    Bialek said Cain put his hand under her skirt and pushed her head toward his crotch after a dinner together in 1997 after she asked to meet him to discuss ways he might be able to help her find employment. She said he backed away after she asked him to stop. Her boyfriend at the time on Monday issued a statement released by Allred confirming that she told him about the incident at the time. Allred did not release the boyfriend's name.
  • Freeper Poll

    10/14/2011 2:26:34 PM PDT · by Netizen · 16 replies
    n/a ^ | 10-14-11 | self
    Just curious how people feel about Presidential use of Executive Orders. Are you ok with Obama using Executive Orders to bypass Congress to get his agenda through?
  • Santorum to Palin: A little help, please?

    10/10/2011 3:06:23 AM PDT · by Netizen · 62 replies
    HotAir ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Would Palin endorse Santorum? -snip- I doubt Palin will endorse anyone at all. Palin’s backers and her own political positions and temperament put her closer to Herman Cain, but she’s also campaigned for Rick Perry in the past, too. She’s certainly not going to back Ron Paul or Newt Gingrich, and Michele Bachmann has faded so badly that Palin won’t want to risk her remaining political credibility by endorsing someone who can’t make it out of the first round. The same holds true for Santorum, even if she was willing to forgive the shot he fired last February; after bowing...
  • obama to black community; take off your scarves, wave caps and help me

    09/29/2011 12:26:06 PM PDT · by Netizen · 38 replies · 5+ views
    Breaking Brown ^ | September 26, 2011 | Yvette
    I just finished listening to President Obama’s speech at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner and I’m still reeling with anger. Honestly, I’ve never been more afraid for my country or my people than I am right now. In his speech, Obama told the mostly black audience; “Take off your bedroom slippers. Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.” As writer Charing Ball noted, Obama may as well have said “take off your head scarf and wave caps, put away the jug of Kool-Aid and grape drink, stop...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Death Photo Prepared for Release

    05/03/2011 10:48:35 AM PDT · by Netizen · 89 replies
    IBT ^ | May 3, 2011 | Staff Reporter
    President Barack Obama and other administration officials are considering releasing a photo of Osama bin Laden's corpse on Tuesday, according to a report. Also being considered for release are videos from "helmet cams" of the Navy SEALS elite team that carried out the operation in a town just north of Islamabad, Pakistan, ABC News reported. The troops captured the mission on tape wearing the helmet cameras. "We are looking at releasing additional information, details about the raid as well as any other types of material, possibly including photos. We want to understand exactly what the possible reaction might be to...
  • Here Comes The Snark

    04/28/2011 10:52:16 PM PDT · by Netizen · 42 replies
    NA ^ | April 29, 2011 | self
    In preparation of this morning's event.
  • Fukushima Nuclear Accident – a simple and accurate explanation

    03/14/2011 6:29:03 AM PDT · by Netizen · 21 replies
    Bravenewclimate ^ | 13 March 2011 | Barry Brook
    Along with reliable sources such as the IAEA and WNN updates, there is an incredible amount of misinformation and hyperbole flying around the internet and media right now about the Fukushima nuclear reactor situation. In the BNC post Discussion Thread – Japanese nuclear reactors and the 11 March 2011 earthquake (and in the many comments that attend the top post), a lot of technical detail is provided, as well as regular updates. But what about a layman’s summary? How do most people get a grasp on what is happening, why, and what the consequences will be? Below I reproduce a...
  • Anyone know what this is?

    03/05/2011 6:45:58 PM PST · by Netizen · 101 replies
    self | March 5, 2011 | self
  • UK removes breast milk ice cream from shop

    03/01/2011 9:09:21 AM PST · by Netizen · 33 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 28, 2011 | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD
    LONDON — Local government officials said Monday they have confiscated ice cream made with human breast milk from a London shop amid concerns the dessert is unsafe. A spokeswoman from Westminster City Council said it was responding to two complaints from the public over whether a shop should be selling edibles made from other people's bodily fluids and awaiting guidance from Britain's Food Standards Agency. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with council policy.
  • This Is My Name Forever (Jewish/Noachide caucus)

    02/14/2011 10:56:44 PM PST · by Netizen · 17 replies
    Light of Israel ^ | N/A | Mordecai Alfandari
    THIS IS MY NAME FOREVER We would like to bring to your attention, dear readers, a matter written by the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapter 23, Verses 26-27: "Until when will there be in the heart of those prophesying false prophecies and prophets of the deception of their hearts: Who scheme to make my people forget my name with their dreams that a man tells to his fellow, as their fathers forgot my name for Ba'al". From here we learn that a great sin was committed by those Prophets of Deception who caused the People of Israel to "forget" the name of...
  • Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread

    01/25/2011 9:00:40 PM PST · by Netizen · 10 replies
    wkrg ^ | 1/25/2011 | James Gilbert
    Scientists in England say they have identified the gene that is responsible for cancer's spread through the body - raising the possibility of a "one-size-fits-all" cure for the disease by developing a drug that switches off the gene.
  • Arizona Shooting Victim Arrested After Threat

    01/15/2011 8:45:32 PM PST · by Netizen · 54 replies · 1+ views
    AOL ^ | Jan 15, 2011 – 8:51 PM | Bob Christie
    PHOENIX -- One of the Arizona shooting victims was arrested Saturday and then taken for a psychiatric evaluation after authorities said he took a picture of a tea party leader at televised town hall meeting and yelled: "you're dead." James Eric Fuller, 63, objected to something Trent Humphries said during the forum taped for a special edition of ABC's "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour, Pima County sheriff's spokesman Jason Ogan said. Fuller was in the front row and apparently became upset when Humphries suggested that any conversations about gun control should be delayed until all the dead were buried, KGUN-TV...
  • Paul Calle, Postage Stamp Designer, Is Dead at 82

    01/02/2011 5:01:37 PM PST · by Netizen · 18 replies
    Mill Pond Press ^ | Jan. 2, 2011 | Mill Pond Press
    Calle has designed more than 30 stamps in as many years. Among this noted artist’s many distinctions is the First Man on the Moon series of stamps that he designed which sold more than 150 billion. Other Calle stamps include those honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jesse Owens, Helen Keller, Robert Frost, Douglas MacArthur, Pearl Buck and Frederic Remington, in addition to stamps depicting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the International Year of the Child in 1979 and promoting causes such as volunteerism and encouraging early cancer detection. Calle also designed the U.S. Postal Service’s first twin stamp to commemorate...
  • Can you build your own laptop?

    05/31/2009 3:15:59 PM PDT · by Netizen · 109 replies · 3,646+ views
    May 31, 2009 | self
    Is is worthwhile to try and build your own laptop? Our son is going to college in the fall. The college sent out a flyer and you can purchase a Dell Latitude from them for $1054.00. It would have Vista Office pre installed. I had spoken to one of my cousins and we went through the Dell website and the same system would have cost an additional $600. So, $1600.00 Now, a the high school graduation, the father of the son that our son will be sharing a dorm room with says that he built his son's laptop and that...
  • The hospital where 'at least 400' could have died needlessly to be exposed in damning report

    03/16/2009 9:19:21 PM PDT · by Netizen · 14 replies · 611+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 17th March 2009 | Andy Dolan
    A damning report to be released tomorrow by the Healthcare Commission will outline a catalogue of failings at a hospital trust blinded by a drive to save money and abide by Government waiting-time targets. An advance copy of the report seen by the Daily Mail estimated 'at least' 400 deaths between 2005 and 2008 could not be accounted for by 'other factors or by chance variation'. -snip- The commission found that the A&E department was understaffed and poorly equipped; a shortage of nurses meant receptionists were left to assess patients; nurses were not trained to read cardiac monitors; patients received...
  • 81-Vehicle Theft Looks Like An Inside Job

    03/12/2009 7:06:08 AM PDT · by Netizen · 50 replies · 1,882+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | March 12, 2009 | MAUNETTE LOEKS
    SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Three Scottsbluff auto dealership executives are expected to be under arrest by this morning after they packed up their belongings, loaded 81 new vehicles onto trucks and left town. Scottsbluff police, with help from federal authorities, tracked the trio across the southwestern United States on Wednesday as many of the vehicles were sold at auctions. Felony theft charges were filed in Scotts Bluff County Court on Wednesday against Legacy Auto Sales owner Allen Patch and two of his senior managers: comptroller Rachel Fait, 37, and general manager Rick Covello, 53. Detectives located Patch, 52, at his attorney's...
  • What It Feels Like To Be A Libertarian

    02/10/2009 4:45:13 AM PST · by Netizen · 58 replies · 1,000+ views
    McDonough School of Business ^ | January 2009 | John Hasnas
    What It Feels Like To Be A Libertarian (posted January 2009) Political analysts frequently consider what it means to be a libertarian. In fact, in 1997, Charles Murray published a short book entitled "What It Means to Be a Libertarian" that does an excellent job of presenting the core principles of libertarian political philosophy. But almost no one ever discusses what it feels like to be a libertarian. How does it actually feel to be someone who holds the principles described in Murray’s book? I’ll tell you. It feels bad. Being a libertarian means living with an almost unendurable level...