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  • Why Obamacare risks falling into a ‘death spiral’

    11/12/2014 12:12:52 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2014 | Dana Milbank
    So it turns out there is an Obamacare death panel after all. It has nine members and it operates out of a marble building directly across the street from the Capitol. When the Supreme Court on Friday announced that it would take up another challenge to the Affordable Care Act in March, it delivered the threat of two mortal blows to the signature achievement of the Obama presidency. First, it raised the possibility that the justices, who narrowly spared the law in 2012, will in June come out with a new ruling that would dismantle the law on different grounds....
  • Debunking The Myth of Michael Brown, Gentle Giant

    10/31/2014 10:32:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | October 29, 2014 | Brian Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro exposes the truth behind the media-created myth of Gentle Giant Michael Brown, the unarmed teen gunned down in cold blood by a white racist cop for the crime of walking while black. Except that every part of that story is a lie. TRANSCRIPT: Everything you know about Michael Brown is a lie. The media, the politicians, the race-baiters - they all told you the story of the innocent young, unarmed black teen, the Gentle Giant, murdered in cold blood by a vicious white cop representing the evil establishment. Al Sharpton, who is always first on the scene when...
  • Female Sailors to be Assigned to Submarines with Female Officers

    10/29/2014 11:33:54 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Military.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Kris Osborn
    The Navy said it will deploy enlisted female sailors in 2016 aboard submarines with female officers already assigned to them. In July, the Navy announced that enlisted female sailors will begin deploying on submarines in 2016. The enlisted women will be placed on ships with female officers where those naval officers can function as role-models and mentors, Connor said. "We will build upon the ships that have women officers to lead and bring in senior women at the chief petty officer level just like we did with the women supply officers," he explained. There are currently more than 100 female...
  • Police think argument led New Mexico sheriff's deputy to kill fellow officer

    10/28/2014 10:30:08 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    LAT ^ | October 28, 2014 | Chistine Mai-Duc
    Las Cruces police were called to the lobby of the Hotel Encanto around 12:30 a.m. Monday, said spokesman Dan Trujillo, where they found Deputy Jeremy Martin, 29, who had been shot "multiple times." Martin, who was found bleeding profusely just outside the elevator, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The other deputy, who is being identified only as a 27-year-old man, is in custody, police said. He is being interviewed by detectives and charges are pending, police said.
  • WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale [Short Title]

    10/27/2014 5:23:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Patterico's Pontificatioons ^ | October 24, 2014 | Patterico
    What you are about to read should be front-page news in every newspaper in the country tomorrow. You know it won’t be — but I want you to treat it as that important . . . because it is. Jesse Richman and David Earnest write in the Washington Post: Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while...
  • Union enrollment plummets for Wisconsin teachers under tough law

    10/23/2014 7:45:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Teachers in Wisconsin's public schools have learned a major lesson from the state's landmark 2011 law neutering public sector unions, with more than a third dropping out of their labor organization. Given no choice but to join and pay dues to the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) for decades, teachers have for the last three years been able to opt out. And that is what tens of thousands have done as a result of Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, also known as Act 10. “Given the evidence, it shows that the union's hold is softening," Patrick Wright, vice...
  • The surprising comeback of train travel

    10/22/2014 4:25:31 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 89 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | October 189, 2014 | Jareen Imam
    It's been 21 years, and John Moore still eagerly leans against his passenger window to watch the landscape pass by as the train he commutes on every day roars over the Moodna Viaduct in Cornwall, New York. The green hills and vibrant leaves just below the elevated track make the trestle one of the prettiest scenes on the 57-year-old's trip. For more than two decades, the senior business analyst has been traveling about 67 miles for work from his home in Cornwall to lower Manhattan. His total commute time is 2˝ hours each way.
  • Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'[with Video of event]

    10/22/2014 1:19:01 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond and Justin Peligri
    The woman who voted next to President Barack Obama on Monday says she was "embarrassed and just shocked," after her fiancé jokingly told him "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend." Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise with the president, which prompted Obama to reply with "I really wasn't planning on it," before adding that Jones was "an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason."
  • The Washington Post ignored crowd streaming out of Obama speech

    10/20/2014 11:27:07 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 16 replies
    The Quinton Report ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jeff Quinton
    I noted last night that Reuters and Politico (including the White House pool report by a reporter from that paper) reported on a stream of people leaving after President Barack Obama started speaking last night at an event for Lt. Governor Anthony Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Democrats tried to spin the reports, including one in The Baltimore Sun, by saying that the people leaving were from an overflow room that the president spoke to first. There was pushback by reporters on this (and pictures were tweeted proving it) and I’ll have more on that in a minute. There were...
  • New York Daily News Blasts Obama: 'For God's Sake, Get a Grip'

    10/16/2014 8:25:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Brietbart ^ | October 16, 2014 | John Nolte
    The leftwing New York Daily News blasted President Obama on its cover Thursday morning. Referring to the federal government's appallingly incompetent response to the American Ebola outbreak, the front page headline next to the president's photo read, "For God's Sake, Get a Grip." After three weeks of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) happy talking its Ebola preparedness and wrist-flicking the potential threat, 3 people in America have been infected with Ebola, two nurses and the man they cared for -- who died last week.
  • Helen Novak, 90, was viciously beaten to death by a 10-year-old boy, police say

    10/14/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 14, 2104 | Christian Savoy
    A 10-year-old boy has been charged with criminal homicide after he brutally beat 90-year-old Helen Novak to death. Tristen Kurilla, apparently angry because the 90-year-old woman shouted at him, hooked a cane around Novak's neck and then held her down and beat her to death while she was in bed, according to prosecutors. Prosecutors said today that they have charged the child as an adult for the murder of Helen Novak, a woman who was under the care of the child's grandfather. The Associated Press reported that the incident occurred on Saturday when the boy was visiting his grandfather's house...
  • Turkey to allow coalition to use bases, territory in fight against Islamic State

    10/12/2014 5:45:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    WA Post via MSN News ^ | October 12, 2014 | Staff
    Turkey has agreed to allow the U.S.-led coalition to use its military bases for the fight against the Islamic State and to use Turkish territory as part of a training program for Syrian opposition fighters, Obama administration officials said Sunday. “That’s a new commitment and one that we very much welcome,” Susan E. Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • Liberia, Aid Groups Criticize British Airways’ Decision to Extend Suspension of Flights

    10/12/2014 11:13:09 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    Flyer Talk ^ | October 10, 2014 | Joe Cortez
    British Airways is receiving pushback from multiple stakeholders after extending their stop on flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Telegraph reports that the U.K. flag carrier announced its suspension of flights to Ebola-affected countries, which was initially scheduled to last through December, will continue until March 2015. In August, the airline first ended its weekly scheduled flights from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Lungi International Airport (FNA) in Sierra Leone, as well as all flights to Roberts International Airport (ROB) in Liberia. According to The Wall Street Journal, British Airways cancelled the flights “due to the deteriorating public health...
  • Farmer's Almanac Predicts 'Super-Cold' Winter, More Snow In Eastern U.S.

    08/21/2014 3:15:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 68 replies
    Huff Post ^ | August 20, 2014 | Rik Stevens
    The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal. "Colder is just almost too familiar a term," Editor Janice Stillman said. "Think of it as a refriger-nation." More bad news for those who can't stand snow: Most of the Northeast is expected to get more snowfall than normal, though it will be below normal...
  • TN High-School Student Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Someone Sneezed

    08/21/2014 10:08:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed. When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church… Students sent WMC Action News 5′s Michael Clark a photo of the teacher’s white board that lists ‘bless you’ and other expressions that are banned as part of class rules. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/20/tn-high-school-student-suspended-for-saying-bless-you-after-someone-sneezed/#ixzz3B30KHEag
  • A message to the people of Ferguson (ERIC HOLDER)

    08/19/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | August 19, 2014 | Eric Holder, Jr.
    Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn — in a fair and thorough manner — exactly what happened.
  • Morsi’s wife threatens to publish letters from Hillary Clinton, exposing “special relationship”

    08/16/2014 3:49:31 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 35 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 14, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The wife of former Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi is the latest Muslim Brotherhood “insider” to threaten to expose the special relationship between Morsi and the Obama administration—a relationship the latter insists never existed. Nagla Mahmoud, Morsi’s wife, is reportedly angry at some statements recently made by Hillary Clinton, including that Morsi was “naďve” and “unfit for Egypt’s presidency,” as reported by Arabic media.
  • Urban ideologies [Survey most Liberal and Conservative cities]

    08/14/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    The Economist ^ | August 4, 2014 | K.N.C. and L.P.
    How liberal or conservative are America’s cities? TRUE to stereotype, San Francisco is the most leftie city in the union. But would people expect Washington, DC, to come second, ahead of Seattle (where it is legal to smoke pot) or the Democratic stronghold of Boston? On the other end of the scale, Mesa, Arizona is the most conservative large city, with a slew of Texan and Oklahoman municipalities high on the list.
  • Latest Plan to Privatize Post Office Hits Unexpected Obstacle

    08/14/2014 3:12:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Nation of Change ^ | August 13, 2014 | David Morris
    The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity. Here’s the background. For a decade the USPS has been aggressively shrinking, consolidating, and outsourcing the nation’s postal system. In July 2011 management upped the ante by announcing the rapid closure of 3600 local post offices, a step toward the eventual closing of as many as 15,000, half of all post offices in the nation.
  • Mom complains after restaurant kicks her out for changing diaper at table

    08/13/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 64 replies
    Today Parents ^ | August 12, 2014 | Chris Serico
    A Texas woman has filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau after the staff of a pizzeria reportedly kicked her out for changing her baby’s diaper on a chair in the middle of the restaurant. In the report filed Thursday, Miranda Sowers informed the Houston branch of the BBB that she and her three daughters, including a 3-month-old, had visited Brothers Pizza Express in Spring, Texas. Was the restaurant right to kick out a mom for changing baby's diaper at the table? Yes 74%No 26% Total Votes: 9,334 Voting “When I asked about a changing table in the restroom,...
  • Navy: Deployed CO Retreated to Cabin for Weeks

    08/13/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 118 replies
    Military.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Staff
    A Navy investigation finds the ailing skipper of a San Diego-based Navy cruiser retreated to his cabin for several weeks in the middle of a deployment, leaving the 330-member crew leaderless. The probe also revealed that the skipper of the USS Cowpens, Capt. Gregory W. Gombert, was having an improper and "unduly familiar" relationship with the cruiser's acting executive officer, U-T San Diego reported Wednesday.
  • Enlisted Women to Join Sub Crews Starting in 2016

    07/30/2014 10:02:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 69 replies
    Military.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Johanna Somers
    The Department of the Navy plans to add enlisted women crewmembers to seven Ohio-class submarines starting in 2016 and to four Virginia-class attack submarines beginning in 2020. "I think this is just the next step in a process that started a number of years ago to tap into a talented part of the Navy to help run very sophisticated vessels, and to me that's a real huge advantage that the Navy is capitalizing on," said U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District. "... Women sailors do a great job on surface ships. They have been doing it for a long time,...
  • Constable Shoots and Paralyzes Man While Serving Warrant Over Unpaid Parking Tickets

    07/29/2014 8:16:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Reason.com ^ | July, 28, 2014 | Ed Krayewski
    Imagine a company hiring a debt collector that sends armed representatives to customers’ homes and threatens to put them in cages if they don’t pay up. That’s not allowed in America, unless your company is the government. NBC Philadelphia reports on the latest instance of police brutality during petty law enforcement to make the news:
  • National Guard in Texas Could Get Arrest Power

    07/26/2014 12:22:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    NYT ^ | July 24, 2014 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected by some. By deploying them himself rather than through Washington, he has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions, something Guard troops in past border deployments have been prohibited from doing. Immigrant rights advocates and others, including former federal officials involved in previous National Guard mobilizations, said the troops would lack both training and federal oversight, creating a risk of civil rights violations and deadly encounters with immigrants.
  • Egyptian Cleric: Muslim Brotherhood Authorizes 'Anal Jihad' for Lonely Terrorists

    07/14/2014 11:35:36 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    Brietbart - National Security ^ | July 11, 2014 | Frances Martel
    An Egyptian cleric formerly known as the "preacher of the revolution" during the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak warned Egyptian television viewers this week that Muslim Brotherhood sheiks have issued a fatwa permitting "anal jihad" for terrorists far from their wives, which is exactly what it sounds like.
  • Holder: ‘Yes, the Immigration Laws Are Being Enforced’

    07/13/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katherine Connell
    Attorney General Eric Holder insists that the the Obama administration is enforcing the country’s immigration laws, as a flood of illegal-immigrant children from Central America pour across the southern border. “Yes, the immigration laws are being enforced,” Holder told ABC correspondent Pierre Thomas in an interview airing on ABC’s This Week Sunday.
  • Fog of War in Benghazi Hampered Military Response

    07/12/2014 12:12:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Military.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Donna Cassata and Bradley Klapper
    The military might have been able to prevent two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi if commanders had known more about the intensity of the sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA installation where Americans had taken refuge and had pressed to get a rescue team there faster, according to senior military leaders. In closed-door testimony to Congress earlier this year, top military officers said that after the first attack on the main U.S. diplomatic outpost on Sept. 11, 2012, they thought the fighting had subsided and the Americans who had fled to the CIA base about a mile away...
  • Obama approval high with Muslims

    07/11/2014 1:54:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | July 11, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    President Barack Obama’s approval rating is higher among Muslims than any other religious group, a new poll says. According to a Gallup poll released Friday that tracked responses for the first six months of 2014, 72 percent of Muslims said they approve of the president, compared with just 20 percent who disapprove. Mormons were the least approving religious group, with 18 percent of Mormons approving and 78 percent disapproving of the president. Mormons in the past have ranked as the most conservative major religious group in the U.S.
  • PHOTOS: Obama Laughs His Way Through Meeting with Gov. Perry

    07/11/2014 10:41:51 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 83 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 10, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Reuters published these two photos from President Obama’s meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday. The president and the governor met in Dallas to discuss the humanitarian crisis on the Texas-Mexico border. The federal government estimates that 57,000 unaccompanied children have been taken in after illegally crossing into the United States. In the two photos, Gov. Perry and his team appear to be taking the moment seriously. President Obama is grinning and laughing.
  • Coburn: 'For $8M, We Can Put them All on a First-Class Seat Back to Their Homes' [Illegals]

    07/10/2014 11:55:02 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Susan Jones
    On the same day President Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion dollars to deal with the crisis at the Southwest border, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) called it "the wrong approach." "Look, for $8 million, we can put them all on a first-class seat back to their homes. That's $8 million. That's a first-class seat, one way, to each of their homes," Coburn told CNN's "Crossfire" on Tuesday.
  • New 9/11 records offer tantalizing puzzle pieces

    07/06/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 5, 2014 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers
    An ongoing lawsuit has pried loose new records linked to a family of Sarasota Saudis who left home in a hurry just before 9/11. It was Halloween night, 2001. The horrors of 9/11 were still fresh on the the minds of Americans. At a time when everyone was on edge, the sight of a man disposing documents in a dumpster behind a Bradenton storage facility aroused suspicion. Summoned to the scene, Manatee County sheriff’s deputies confronted the man, who had a Tunisian passport. According to FBI records, authorities searched the dumpster and found “a self-printed manual on terrorism and Jihad,...
  • Recruits' Ineligibility Tests the Military

    06/28/2014 9:11:18 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 64 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 27, 2014 | Mariam Jordan
    More than two-thirds of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones. The military deems many youngsters ineligible due to obesity, lack of a high-school diploma, felony convictions and prescription-drug use for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But others are now also running afoul of standards for appearance amid the growing popularity of large-scale tattoos and devices called ear gauges that create large holes in earlobes.
  • The Palace Guard MSM Drops the Mask

    06/27/2014 1:18:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ed Driscoll
    Since its birth in the 1920s with the first national radio networks, the modern MSM has always had a cozy relationship with power, and until the creation of Fox News, one channel on your TV dial or satellite guide, that power has almost exclusively meant their fellow Democrats. The media have long voted overwhelmingly Democrat in presidential elections; as Walter Cronkite once said at a Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner in the mid-1990s, in-between feting the Clintons on his yacht in Martha’s Vineyard, “Everybody knows that there’s a liberal, that there’s a heavy liberal persuasion among correspondents.” But in the...
  • Who says Obama is a lame duck?

    06/26/2014 9:42:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Pundits are pointing to President Obama’s recent decline in public opinion polls, and saying that he may now become another “lame duck” president, unable to accomplish much during his final term in office. That has happened to other presidents. But it’s extremely unlikely to happen to this president. There are reasons why other presidents have become impotent during their last years in office. But those don’t apply to Obama.
  • Ted Cruz: Eric Holder Should Appoint IRS Special Prosecutor or Be Impeached

    06/26/2014 12:22:24 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 76 replies
    NRO ^ | June 26, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS, according to Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas). With the IRS claiming to have lost two years of former official Lois Lerner’s emails, Cruz is headed to the floor to introduce a resolution calling for the special prosecutor. “He’s going to say, if Attorney General Holder does not appoint a special prosecutor, he should be impeached,” a Cruz aide told National Review Online. “Eric Holder has been at the center of every big scandal in...
  • Exposed: How the VA Red-Flags ‘Disruptive’ Vets

    06/25/2014 5:17:15 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 43 replies
    creators.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Imagine how much better off America’s veterans would be if the federal government spent more time delivering actual care and less time compiling tyrannical lists. The death-inducing secret waiting lists for patients are just the tip of the iceberg. Did you know, for example, that the VA keeps a database on “disgruntled” and “disruptive” vets that results in arbitrarily restricted care?
  • Bungling mechanic wrecks mattress mogul's rare $1million Ferrari Enzo [Short title]

    06/25/2014 12:45:42 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    This picture of a banged-up Ferrari Enzo is enough to make any car lover shed a tear. The rare million-dollar vehicle was involved in a crash in Stamford, Connecticut on Monday when a mechanic took the sports car out for a ride and spun out of control. The car's owner, 71-year-old mattress company mogul Michael Fux, had placed the prized car in the care of Greenwich dealership Miller Motorcars.
  • To Impeach or Not to Impeach

    06/25/2014 11:12:36 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25, 2014 | David Solway
    It has been persuasively argued that President Obama is impeachable on many grounds. Having joked that he could do anything he wants, Obama is guilty of running roughshod over the Constitution, bypassing Congress and governing by executive decree, stuffing his administration with Muslim Brotherhood operatives, making common cause with America’s enemies and betraying its allies, promoting the global warming scam at enormous cost to the taxpayer, accepting illicit campaign donations, failing to defend U.S. soil against illegal border crossings (in direct contravention of Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution), being in contempt of federal court for his oil-drilling moratorium...
  • 7 Hard Drives Failing: What are the odds? These are the odds. [IRS SCANDAL]

    06/24/2014 1:29:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 57 replies
    American Digest ^ | June 22, 2014 | Gerard Vanderleun
    I run a data center. Disk drives that are left running continuously last between two and three years. Three years is about 36 months. The odds of a disk failing in any given month are roughly one in 36. The odds of two different drives failing in the same month are roughly one in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The odds of three drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1 in 46,656. The odds of seven different drives failing in the same month is 37 to the 7th power = 1 in 78,664,164,096.
  • A Tale of Two Scandals

    06/23/2014 1:13:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 16, 2014 | Peggy Noonan
    Forty-one years ago, during a small and largely ignored government scandal, a great mystery occurred. A group of determined congressional investigators, who had learned the president of the United States was running a voice-activated taping system in the Oval Office, pressed to get their hands on the tapes. The courts ruled in their favor. The White House had to hand over a number of tapes. But it turned out one of them, which was understood by the timeline to potentially be the key one, the one that might reveal exactly how the scandal began, turned out to have an 18˝-minute...
  • Morning Joe: If a GOP Prez Lost IRS Emails, It Would Be NYT Lead Story Every Day

    06/23/2014 12:51:38 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    According to most of the Morning Joe panel on Monday, the media is not doing its job covering the IRS scandal. As Mark Halperin opined, "I think with a different administration, one that was a Republican administration, this story would be a national obsession, and, instead, it's getting coverage here and a few other places. But it deserves a lot more questions."
  • THE IRS SCANDAL: TIMELINE [February 2010 - June 2014]

    06/22/2014 1:40:50 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    Discover The Networks ^ | June 2014 | Staff
    [SNIP]...This section of Discover The Networks provides a timeline of this illegal, blatantly partisan practice by the IRS.
  • Lois Lerner's Hard Drive "Crashed" Ten Days After House Ways & Means Chairman Made First Inquiry

    06/21/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 83 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    The timing is not merely suspicious, it is damning. [T]he alleged disappearance of Ms. Lerner's hard drive—and the fact that the missing conversations are those the former IRS director had with people outside the IRS—has suddenly resurrected, with force, the explosive possibility that she was chatting with Democrats who mattered. There's plenty of reason to believe she was. Just last week Congress discovered (via a subpoena to the Justice Department) emails showing that Ms. Lerner had conversations with Justice prosecutors about investigating conservative nonprofits. Who else in the Obama administration was Ms. Lerner talking to? I'm omitting all of the...
  • Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl ring revealed

    06/21/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 20, 2014 | Ryan Van Bibber
    t's not like a player would ever forget winning the Super Bowl, but it's nice to have a giant diamond ring there to remind you. Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen revealed his team's ring. Unlike a lot of Super Bowl rings, it's kind of cool, or at least not overdone and as tacky as some of them are.
  • U.S. patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging

    06/18/2014 7:56:02 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2014 | Theresa Vargas
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.” The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. It was the second time such a case was filed.
  • North Carolina Came Close to a Nuke Attack

    06/17/2014 8:39:43 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    Military.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Matt Brawell
    A newly-declassified report reveals that two nuclear bombs accidentally dropped in North Carolina were much closer to detonation than previously reported. On January 21, 1961 a B-52 bomber went into a tailspin, breaking apart mid-flight over Goldsboro, N.C. The plane was carrying two nuclear bombs, both of which were pushed into free-fall. The parachute for one of the bombs was safely deployed, but the other continued to plummet. It had been previously believed that, though nerve-racking, the incident was not nearly as dangerous as it sounded as neither bomb was armed. But documents released Thursday by the National Security Archive...
  • Cleta Mitchell to the IRS: Answer this

    06/17/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 16, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Washington superlawyer Cleta Mitchell represents True the Vote, one of the groups illegally targeted by the IRS in the scandals that have exposed the agency as a partisan operation. True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht has been harassed by federal law enforcement authorities representing three different federal agencies. They represent the price of politics in the Age of Obama. Cleta has just served the letter below on the attorneys at the Department of Justice representing the IRS in True the Vote’s pending lawsuit referenced in the subject line below. She has also served the letter on Steptoe & Johnson partner Brigida...
  • An Honest Hillary-ism

    06/16/2014 12:02:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 5 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Staff
    So this explains all the Hillary-isms of late. We’ve been busy keeping up with all the crazy Hillary Clinton has been saying, like her “dead broke” comment, her “not equipped” explanation of Benghazi, and her chest-thumping “restored America’s leadership” boast. In a recent interview, she explained, “Maybe it’s the wonderful wealth of experience that I’ve now had. Maybe it’s because I’m totally done with being really careful with what to say because somebody might think this instead of that.” She continued, saying American politics could use more civil discussions. “Maybe I’m trying to model that. I don’t know, and it...
  • If You Want To Ban Guns, Just Say So

    06/15/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 11, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    While answering a few questions on Tumblr this week, President Obama informed participants that “our levels of gun violence are off the charts.” He claimed that it was incomprehensible that congress hadn’t reacted to overwhelming public opinion and passed legislation to expand gun background checks, adding that nations like Australia had long ago enacted sensible gun control laws to stop mass shootings:
  • Told They’re Discriminatory, Student Christian Fellowship Kicked Off Campus

    06/11/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 10, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Times today reports on a disturbing development at Bowdoin College: For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers. … The students, who plan to meet...