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  • OíMalley blasts Wasserman Schultz in front of DNC meeting

    08/30/2015 8:40:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A feud within the Democratic Party spilled into the open Friday at the Democratic National Committeeís summer meeting in Minneapolis, as presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley used his speech to the convention to publicly chide DNC leaders for limiting the number of presidential debates. Mr. O'Malley said that DNC officials had not only silenced debate among Democratic candidates but silenced the partyís ability to respond to Republican presidential candidates, whose recent TV debate reached more than 20 million Americans. ďThey malign our presidentís record of achievement, they denigrate women and immigrant families. They doubled down, on trickle...
  • Anger builds at EPA over radioactive landfill

    08/30/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Leaders in a St. Louis suburb are urgently calling on top Obama administration officials to quickly clean up a landfill with radioactive waste that they believe could catch fire. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working for 25 years on the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., which has housed barium sulfate waste from the Manhattan Project since the 1970s. The EPA is still studying the site and considering a wide range of actions to contain the radioactive material under its Superfund program for cleaning severe environmental contamination. But with an underground, smoldering fire in an adjacent landfill, residents...
  • 'Irish' Man Labelled Hero After Istanbul Fight

    08/30/2015 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Sky News
    A man reported to be an Irish citizen has been heralded as a hero after fighting off a mob of Turkish shopkeepers who beat him with sticks. Described by Turkish media as an Irish tourist and a professional boxer, he had been at a market in Istanbul's Aksaray neighbourhood looking for a bottle of water. After he opened the fridge door, accidentally sending all the bottles tumbling to the floor, the owner of the shop held a stick to him. A large group of other shopkeepers then came to defend the shop owner, some carrying sticks or stools. Despite the...
  • StingRay surveillance prompts Baltimore attorneys to review nearly 2,000 cases

    08/29/2015 8:58:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Andrew Blake
    Attorneys in Baltimore are reviewing hundreds of convictions after an investigation revealed that police there have secretly used cell phone surveillance tools in nearly 2,000 criminal cases. Following a report in USA Today that exposed the extent of the Baltimore Police Departmentís use of cell-tracking technology to locate suspects sought in connection with low-level crimes, lawyers in the cityís public defender office now tell the paper they plan to ask the court to toss out ďa large numberĒ of convictions.
  • Priorities: FDA cracks down on vegan mayonnaise labeling

    08/29/2015 8:16:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 28, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    As always, the Food and Drug Administration has its eye on the ball and its arms around freedomÖin a big, stifling bear hug. The Founders no doubt intended that the federal government would have a passel of people in charge of telling successful condiment producers what they can put on their labels. For freedom. In this case, the federal government has decided a vegan company cannot put the name ďJust MayoĒ on its clearly labeled vegan mayonnaise product because the company doesnít include egg whites in the mixture and does include some healthy stuff, like beta carotene. One would think...
  • Ontario government hiding plans for toll lanes

    08/28/2015 12:33:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | August 22/24, 2015 | Shawn Jeffords
    TORONTO - The Ontario government has been working on plans for high occupancy toll lanes on three Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area highways since 2013, but has kept most of the details secret. When the NDP filed a Freedom of Information request in early 2014 for detailed information on the work, which includes traffic models, most of the documents were to be blacked out or not released at all, according to a report obtained by the Toronto Sun. Ministry of Transportation staff prepared the note to give senior bureaucrats and the ministerís office a heads-up about the NDPís ďcontentiousĒ request....
  • Province warming to HOT lanes: Hume

    08/28/2015 7:58:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | August 27, 2015 | Christopher Hume
    HOV is good; HOT is even better. As we saw during the Pan-Am Games, High Occupancy Vehicle lanes were great for cars with three or more people and other designated vehicles. The trouble was that they went largely unused. High Occupancy Toll lanes solve that problem by opening up the designated space to cars that donít have the numbers but whose drivers are willing to pay for the convenience. Premier Kathleen Wynne has hinted that sheís willing to implement HOT lanes, but has not been specific about where and when. If the U.S. experience is anything to go by, however,...
  • Irony alert: Liberals furious over Bruce Jenner Halloween costumes

    08/24/2015 8:27:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2015 | Newsmachete
    With homosexual and transgender issues always at the forefront, whether we like it or not, it's a relief to know that now your kids will have a gender-fluid option for this coming Halloween: Halloween probably isnít the best time to deal with an incredibly sensitive subject like gender reassignment. But that hasnít deterred a major company from conjuring up a Caitlyn Jenner costume in time for Oct. 31. Spirit Halloween, the company behind the pop-up costume stores that appear all over the city every fall, has exclusively confirmed to Confidenti@l that it will be carrying the insensitive getup this year....
  • Digging into Northeast neglect

    08/22/2015 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun
    It may have escaped the attention of Baltimoreans but things have gotten a little testy in the New York-New Jersey area in recent weeks over the state of century-old rail tunnels running under the Hudson River. The deteriorating condition of the tunnels is threatening Amtrak and other rail service, but how to pay for a $14 billion-plus replacement has proven a challenge. Unfortunately, that's not just a problem for New York City but for Baltimore and other stops along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the nation's most heavily traveled railway handling more than 750,000 passengers a day. The stations in Baltimore and...
  • Govít to creamery: Your milk is entirely too natural to not be labeled ďimitationĒ

    08/21/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Sometimes governmentís dishonesty, incompetence, wastefulness, and misguided nannyism combine to make a perfectly ridiculous story. Todayís comes to us from Florida, where the Ocheesee Creamery is being forced to dump gallons upon gallons of good, natural skim milk because the state is requiring the business to label its good, natural skim milk ďimitationĒ because they havenít added anything to it. Paul and Mary Lou Wesselhoeft have been fighting this in federal court with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, which had formerly allowed them to sell their skim milk while calling it skim milk. No one seemed confused...
  • Amid Declining Participation, USDA's School Lunch Program Embraces 'Cultural Inclusion'

    08/20/2015 8:24:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 changed the nutrition requirements for school lunches and breakfasts, but the U.S. Agriculture Department says the law also gives schools the flexibility to prepare meals that are "familiar to kids from culturally diverse backgrounds."Blogging at the USDA website on Wednesday, Dr. Katie Wilson, deputy undersecretary for for food, nutrition and consumer services, hailed the nation's "diversity" of people, ideas, and culture: "One of the way culture is expressed is through the foods we eat," she wrote. "Our nation's school meals should be no exception." Wilson said she recently participated in one...
  • Food labeling, Hollywood-style

    08/18/2015 3:19:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2015 | Joanna Lidback
    The first clue that Gwyneth Paltrow didnít know what she was talking about on Capitol Hill earlier this month came with the first words she spoke: ďIím here as a mother.Ē Apparently, the actress thinks that any mom can show up in Washington and hold a press conference that attracts lawmakers and the media. Memo to Ms. Paltrow: The rest of us moms donít have that celebrity power. We havenít won Oscar awards, assumed glamorous roles in the ďIron ManĒ movies, or married (let alone divorced) rock stars. But Ms. Paltrow has done all of these things so, of course,...
  • HRCís ĎGender Inclusive Classroomsí Guide: Say ĎFriendsí or ĎStudentsí Instead of Girls and Boys

    08/18/2015 3:00:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) ‚Äď To help ‚Äúcreate a classroom where students aren‚Äôt limited based on gender stereotypes,‚ÄĚ teachers should address classes using words like ‚Äúfriends or ‚Äústudents‚ÄĚ rather than girls and boys, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advises in a new back-to-school guide.The first tip suggested by the HRC‚Äôs Welcoming Schools Initiative is for teachers to avoid using gender to ‚Äúdivide and address students.‚ÄĚ The guide claims that separating students for activities according to gender ‚Äúcan leave some students feeling out-of-place, making them distracted or isolated and not able to focus on learning.‚ÄĚThe guide recommends finding new, inventive ways of dividing students...
  • EPAís Toxic Mega-spill May Have Been Deliberate, Critics Suggest

    08/15/2015 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    The New American ^ | August 14, 2015 | Alex Newman
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made a major mess of the Animas River in Colorado and beyond, and now, some analysts are suggesting it may have even been a deliberate plot to bilk taxpayers and shut down mining in the region. Critics of the EPA are pointing to a letter by geologist Dave Taylor, published a week before the toxic spill, warning residents to protect themselves from the EPA and predicting a similar disaster in the same area purposely caused by the controversial agency. Now, almost as if on cue, the EPA is seeking more money and more power...
  • North Texas Man Billed $1,436 in Tolls for Car He Sold

    08/13/2015 11:11:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    NBC 5 DFW ^ | July 10, 2015 | Scott Gordon
    A North Texas man is fighting the North Texas Tollway Authority over $1,436 in tolls for a car he insists he no longer owns. David Barlett, of Kemp, said he sold his 2002 Nissan Maxima in October 2013 to a man who responded to a Craigslist ad. InvestigativeTarrant County Ordered to Stop Issuing Passports "I signed the title over to him and didn't really think much else about it Ė until I started getting bills from the tollway," Bartlett said. The buyer never turned in the title to the state and kept the same license plates. So on paper, Bartlett...
  • ĎOperation Truck Stopí enforcement effort targets off-toll-road traffic in Northern Indiana

    08/12/2015 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Overdrive ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Dills
    Indiana is known for its targeting of truckers relative to the behavioral aspects of on-highway safety ó no state devotes a larger share of its focus to ticketing and issuing warnings to drivers for moving-type violations. When officials in the northern part of the state in late June announced a weeklong ďOperation Truck StopĒ three-county enforcement effort during the July 4 holiday week along U.S. 20, a common Indiana Toll Road alternate, in late June, regular readers could have been forgiven for seeing little news there. As OverdriveĎs reports on the state made clear in the last year, such efforts...
  • Women's group criticizes Rauner for all-male Tollway board

    08/11/2015 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2015 | Richard Wronski
    A national women's organization is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointments to the Illinois Tollway, saying he is violating state law by creating an all-male board. Over the past three months, Rauner has named five male directors and re-appointed another to the nine-member Tollway board, which already included three men. In addition, Rauner backed Greg Bedalov as the agency's new executive director. Bedalov replaced Kristi Lafleur, who had held the post under the tenure of former Gov. Pat Quinn. The National Council of Women's Organizations is charging that Rauner is violating the Illinois Gender Balanced Appointments Act. The 1991 law is...
  • Rauner Appoints ĎRooftop Pastorí To Illinois Tollway Board

    08/11/2015 10:07:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 17, 2015 | CBS Chicago
    (CBS) ¬Ė Corey Brooks, the ¬ďRooftop Pastor¬Ē from Chicago¬ís South Side who endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner for governor, now has a paid appointed position with the Rauner administration.Gov. Rauner¬ís office on Friday announced Brooks, senior pastor at New Beginnings Church, will be a director on the Illinois Tollway Board, the Downers Grove-based authority that controls toll roads.Brooks was among a group of African-American religious leaders in Chicago who backed Rauner, a wealthy businessman, over incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn, saying Democrats had taken black political support for granted.The tollway appointment would seem an odd fit for Brooks, a social crusader who...
  • Big Rig Hauling Tea & Glue Tears Open Along Pennsylvania Turnpike

    08/10/2015 8:14:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | July 21, 2015 | Dan Stamm
    A tractor-trailer hauling glue and loose tea overturned along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday morning. The big rig wrecked around 9:15 a.m. on the ramp from the eastbound Turnpike (I-276) to the Northeast Extension (I-476) in Plymouth Township Montgomery County, said state police. The 26-year-old driver luckily escaped with only a non-life-threatening hand laceration, said police. The force of the crash caused the trailer to crack as it came to a stop on its side along the grassy shoulder. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time after the wreck, traffic slowly got by as crews worked to right the rig. Police...
  • Conservatives Furious at Fox, Say Trump Wasn't Treated Fairly

    08/08/2015 8:34:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 391 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 7, 2015 | Melanie Batley
    Fox News is facing a backlash from conservatives after critics felt the network was biased and unfair in the manner it approached the forum for the Republican presidential candidates' debate Thursday, and namely, Donald Trump. According to Media Equalizer, tens of thousands of observers swamped social media with criticism of Fox and the moderators, with some comments attracting more than 2,000 "likes." "This was shameful. You and Fox News did not treat the candidates fairly. You tried to make Donald J. Trump look foolish. All you did was make Fox News look foolish." "Donald J. Trump still has my vote,"...
  • USDA Putting Solar Panels on Chicken Coops

    08/08/2015 8:11:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 7, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is spending millions on green energy projects for farms, including putting solar panels on the tops of chicken coops.The federal agency announced Friday that its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) will spend $63 million on solar panels and wind turbines for the farming industry.One project, totaling $16,094, was awarded to Blue Sky Poultry, Inc., of Bainbridge, Ga., to ¬ďinstall a solar array on the roof of poultry houses.¬ĒOther projects announced by the USDA included $18,000 for solar panels for a fruit farm in Ohio, and $19,750 for a wind turbine for a farm...
  • Jindal: Obama ĎDeclared War on Trans Fats and a Ceasefireí With [Iran]

    08/07/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) Ė During a ďvoters first presidential forumĒ in New Hampshire on Monday, GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized President Barack Obamaís deal with Iran, saying he ďdeclared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism.Ē ďThis is a bad deal. Heís declared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism,Ē said Jindal regarding the nuclear deal with Iran. As CNSNews.com previously reported, the Food and Drug Administration ruled in June that trans fat is not ďgenerally recognized as safeĒ for use in food and gave...
  • ďStar WarsĒ Star Busted On SC Interstate

    08/06/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    FitsNews ^ | June 22, 2015 | FitsNews
    CUE POD RACER JOKES Ö || By FITSNEWS || Jake Lloyd Ė the actor who portrayed Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 Star Warsí franchise reboot The Phantom Menace Ė has been arrested in South Carolina after leading authorities on a high speed chase along Interstate 95. The 26-year-old actor from Fort Collins, Colorado reportedly told police his name was Jake Broadbent. Officers from the Charleston County Sheriffís Office, the Walterboro Police Department and the Colleton County Sheriffís Department were involved in the pursuit Ė during which Lloydís vehicle reportedly topped speeds of 100 miles per hour. The incident ended when...
  • Arizona, Mexico agreement extends I-11 to Mexico City

    08/06/2015 6:56:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Eric Jay Toll
    Interstate 11 is getting another boost with execution of a memorandum of understanding between Arizona and Mexico. One of the four international cooperation agreements to be signed by Gov. Doug Ducey and the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade extends I-11 from Nogales into Mexico to Hermosillo and Mexico City. The international commerce corridor MOU grew out of a conversation between Arizona business leaders, Ducey and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim at the Phoenix Business Journalís Global Market Discovery series earlier this year. People on the Move Victor Foggie Victor Foggie Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Brian...
  • McCain: Senate transportation bill would provide long-term certainty

    08/05/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | John McCain
    Few things are as essential to economic growth and development as our nationís roads. In a state as expansive as Arizona, riders understand the importance of having sound infrastructure, especially when it fails, as it did with the recent bridge collapse on I-10 in California not far from the Arizona border that continues to impact travelers across our state and region. Throughout history, providing for our nationís infrastructure has been a central priority for both political parties. And, since President Dwight Eisenhower created the Interstate Highway System in 1956, our roads and bridges have served as the backbone to our...
  • PA Turnpike OKs 2016 Rates for Delaware River Bridge Electronic Toll

    08/03/2015 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike press release ^ | July 23, 2015 | Pennsylvania Turnpike
    HARRISBURG, PA. (JULY 23, 2015) ‚ÄĒ The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) recently approved toll rates for a cashless, nonstop tolling point for westbound motorists crossing the Delaware River Bridge from New Jersey into Pennsylvania on Interstate 276. E-ZPass customers, who make up more than 80 percent of traffic at the bridge, will pay $5 for a two-axle vehicle; non-E-ZPass customers will pay $6.75 via Pennsylvania Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE, a system that will take an image of the license plate and mail an invoice to the vehicle's owner. Each additional axle will cost an additional $5 for E-ZPass customers and...
  • USDA Seeking to Double High Ethanol Blend Gas Pumps

    08/02/2015 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) -¬†The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday it is investing up to $100 million in biofuels¬†with the goal ‚Äúto double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying higher blends of renewable fuel to consumers, such as E15 and E85.‚ÄĚ‚ÄúA typical gas pump can deliver fuel that contains a maximum 10% ethanol (E10), which limits the amount of renewable energy most consumers can purchase at the pump, despite the fact that our farmers now produce record amounts of renewable biofuels,‚ÄĚ the USDA press release says.‚ÄúThis new investment seeks to double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying...
  • Named and shamed: Californians blast each other for water-wasting on social media

    08/02/2015 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Californians are taking to drought shaming sites to tattle on each other for wasting water. Residents are using the sites to out each other for reasons including neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking as the state's historic drought continues. The tattling has also reached social media where residents are using the hashtags 'droughtshaming' and 'watershaming' to reveal any water-wasting activities. An app called DroughtShame was even developed to 'capture geotagged photo proof of disregard for California's water restrictions'.
  • College disciplines student for Facebook comments about Baltimore riot

    08/02/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Reuters
    DALLAS ó A Texas Christian University student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning ďinfliction of bodily or emotional harmĒ and ďdisorderly conduct.Ē He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extracurricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: ďThese...
  • Obama signs short-term highway bill, faults Congress for inaction

    08/01/2015 8:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama signed a three-month highway bill Friday while chastising Congress for failing to approve long-term transportation funding and other legislative business before lawmakersí summer vacation. ďWe canít keep on funding transportation by the seat of our pants,Ē Mr. Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. ďItís a bad way for the U.S. government to do business. I guarantee you thatís not how China, Germany and other countries around the world handle their infrastructure.Ē
  • FOX News Hires Ex-Porn Star Jenna Jameson as Pundit [satire]

    08/01/2015 7:47:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    BS News ^ | August 1, 2015 | Billy Dane
    FOX News has hired former porn queen Jenna Jameson to provide commentary on the 2016 elections. FOX News President Roger Ailes said Jameson would be a big hit with their male viewers. ďJennaís previous appearances have proven popular, so weíre delighted to welcome her back,Ē said Ailes. Jameson had previously appeared on ďThe OíReilly Factor.Ē
  • Stuck on the Beltway? Virginia Offers Congestion Ideas to Maryland

    07/27/2015 11:29:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Montgomery County GOP Newsletter ^ | July 26, 2015 | Mark Uncapher
    Public attention on Maryland transportation planning issues has primarily focused on the Montgomery and Prince Georgeís Countiesí Purple Line and Baltimoreís Red Line since Larry Hogan became governor. The largely limited impact these two projects would actually have on congestion has often been lost. Planners estimate that the Purple Line would add only 11,800 new daily transit riders by the year 2040, less than a one percent increase (0.8%) in metro area ridership.Earlier this month Virginia Deputy Secretary of Transportation Nick Donohue released the results of VDOTís Potomac River crossings study.[1] Their main recommendation is to extend the Beltwayís HOV/toll...
  • Meat of the Matter: Long-predicted water crisis is here

    07/26/2015 8:30:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | July 22, 2015 | Dan Murphy
    Itís not just producers and farmers who are getting hit with rising costs and growing shortages of water. When it comes to H2O, everyone better get prepared to pay more and get less. In its long history, water has never been more precious, more controversial, more expensive or more essential to agriculture and commerce than it is right now. A symbol of purity in cosmetic ads, a stand-in for quality in beer ads, the poster boy for violence and destruction during floods, hurricanes and tsunamis, water is currently so scarce out West that it threatens to decimate the nationís most...
  • Tour de France: Police fire at car in Paris square ahead of race

    07/26/2015 7:40:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 26, 2015 | BBC News
    Police in France are searching for the driver of a vehicle that tried to crash through a security barrier for the Tour de France, which ends in Paris later. The incident took place on the Champs-Elysees at about 08:00 local time, as the barriers were being put out. Officers opened fire on the car but the suspect drove away. The car was later found abandoned nearby. There is no suggestion of terrorism as a motive, according to the BBC's Paris correspondent Hugh Schofield. He says the car first hit a parked vehicle in the Place de la Concorde.
  • Martin OíMalley sides with illegal immigrants in lawsuit against Texas

    07/25/2015 8:57:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2015 | S. A. Miller
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Friday blasted Texas for denying birth certificates to some U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants without valid identification documents, declaring that ďcitizenship is a human right.Ē ďDenying birth certificates to U.S, citizens is not only outrageous, itís unconstitutional,Ē the former Maryland governor said in a statement released in English and Spanish. ďThe 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution could not be clearer. It states that Ďall persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside,í Ē he...
  • Why Are ĎCustomersí So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Courtís June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? Thatís what some Amazon.com reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, ďTruth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,Ē is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Courtís ruling. ďI wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • Tom Rice | International Drive another badly needed project delayed [by environMENTALists]

    07/21/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | July 17, 2015 | Tom Rice
    I was interested to read the article from The Sun News on Thursday about the last-minute delay of the permit to pave International Drive. This project will take thousands of cars off of the gridlock of Highway 501, and relieve congestion in Carolina Forest. On the day before we were to receive the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coastal Conservation League filed an appeal. It seems they want the road to be redesigned to include multiple bear crossings, at a cost of millions of dollars to the taxpayers of Horry County. Thatís millions of scarce taxpayer dollars...
  • I-74 Bridge Project in Jeopardy of Coming ďto a HaltĒ

    07/20/2015 10:12:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    WQAD 8 ^ | July 11, 2015 - updated July 13 | Angie Sharp and Jonathan Ketz
    Construction on the new Interstate 74 Bridge is supposed to be done by 2020, but money Ė and time Ė is running out. On Saturday, July 11th, 2015, Representative Cheri Bustos visited the Quad Cities to meet with local leaders about federal funding. Right now, Congress is trying to pass a highway bill to fix and fund our areaís infrastructure. However, if they donít find a solution by July 31st, 2015, federal funding for those projects Ė like the I-74 Bridge Ė will end. Monday, July 13th, 2015, a spokesman for Bustos said that if federal funding for the project...
  • House passes short-term highway fix; Congressí plans still in flux before July 31 deadline

    07/16/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2015 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The House approved $8 billion in highway funding Wednesday to keep projects moving past a July 31 deadline and buy enough time to negotiate the long-term bill lawmakers really want. But the measure is now on a collision course with the Senate, where Republicans sketched out a more ambitious bill that would pump tens of billions of dollars in new funding in coming years. House GOP leaders said they would eventually like a six-year bill. But for now, they asked members to swallow hard and support a five-month extension through Dec. 18, saying negotiations on the bigger bill could take...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal a Clear Success (facepalm)

    07/16/2015 7:45:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Glaser and Justin Logan
    The deal just struck between the U.S., world powers, and Iran is an historic achievement that decreases the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and forestalls the risk of another costly U.S. war in the Middle East.But while the diplomats in Vienna are finished wrangling over the final details, the Obama administration is by no means finished fighting for the agreement‚Äôs survival. Congress has 60 days with which to review the deal for final approval, and while Republicans may not have a veto-proof majority, they ‚ÄĒ along with some Democrats ‚ÄĒ remain vehemently opposed to any plausible peaceful resolution.The debate...
  • Bankruptcy is the only way Greece can fashion a new beginning

    07/06/2015 11:52:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Almost every option facing debt-drenched Greece is bad, but there is only one that will end this Greek tragedy for good. Let Greece go bankrupt. Then let this once-rich nation, hit the restart button to rebuild its economy. What Iím suggesting for Greece is what might be called the Detroit option. Put Greece under receivership and let these new authorities figure out how to manage the debt and decide who will take a haircut and how big. Pensioners, bondholders, welfare recipients, government workers, the International Monetary Fund, all will have to settle for less ó maybe a lot less. Itís...
  • Oregon Baker to Christians: 'Get Ready for Civil Disobedience'

    07/05/2015 8:06:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 3, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Defiant Oregon bakers fined $135,000 for their 2013 refusal to make a cake for a lesbian wedding reportedly vow to "fight back" against the state labor commissioner's stiff penalty Ė and are calling on "Christians Ö to take a stand." "For years, weíve heard same-sex marriage will not affect anybody," Aaron Klein, co-owner of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, told The Blaze. "Iím here firsthand to tell everyone in America that it has already impacted people. Christians, get ready to take a stand. Get ready for civil disobedience." Oregon's Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian on Thursday issued a final ruling in the...
  • Honor the immigrant boy who would shape America

    07/04/2015 8:53:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Scott L. Montgomery
    Removing Alexander Hamilton from the $10 bill would be an injustice. THIS Fourth of July, as Americans contemplate their countryís birth and todayís global status, which founding father might they single out for celebration? Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison would be likely choices. But they would be the wrong ones. For 200 years, the man who did most to set the United States on the path to prosperity and world power has been treated as a second-tier founder. Alexander Hamilton shares no granite on the face of Mount Rushmore, nor is he granted a monument or memorial in our nationís Capitol....
  • The Greeks should vote ďno!Ē

    07/04/2015 10:27:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2015 | Peter Morici
    Sunday, Greeks should vote ‚Äúno‚ÄĚ!Hellenic voters are being asked whether they accept the terms offered by the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund to extend the bailout for Athens‚Äė troubled finances or give Prime Minister Tsipras a mandate to insist on a better deal.Those conditions include more cuts in government supported pensions, higher taxes and labor market reforms other European governments‚Äô are often not inclined to accept in the conduct of their own affairs.Urging a Yes vote, European leaders and their supporters in private institutions claim more austerity would reinvigorate the Greek economy and permit Greeks to...
  • Progressive Paradise Lost

    07/04/2015 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Salim Furth
    It¬ís a progressive paradise.Public employees get 30¬†vacation days a year. Anyone who works over eight hours in a day gets paid time-and-a-half. Employees have strong rights.The minimum wage is high: 77 percent of the median wage.Environmental regulations are settled beyond the pressure of local economic interests. The forests and mountains are pristine destinations for ecotourism.Energy costs are kept high, pushing consumption down to a level deemed ¬ďsocially beneficial¬Ē. Utilities have strong public backing and provide jobs to thousands.Union jobs in shipping are protected from outsourcing to cut-rate foreign competitors.The social safety net is buoyant and provides a solid working-class standard...
  • NBCís ĎTodayí Mocks Michelle Obamaís Latest Food Police Push

    07/03/2015 8:49:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 30, 2015 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, even the hosts of NBCís Today had enough of Michelle Obamaís effort to micro-manage peopleís food choices as they mocked the First Ladyís attempt to create a healthy version of símores. At the top of the 9 a.m. ET hour, co-host Willie Geist explained: ďSo the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and the USDA have teamed up for this program called ChooseMyPlate.gov. It's an initiative proposing a makeover, for among other things, this classic campfire treat. So instead of graham crackers with chocolate and marshmallow, they propose graham crackers with, want-wa, strawberries and low-fat yogurt.Ē...
  • First Lady Brings ĎLetís Moveí Message to Milan

    07/03/2015 8:13:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - First lady Michelle Obama traveled to Milan last week as part of the ĎLetís Move!í Program to promote a ďglobal dialogue about the future of our food system,Ē according to the LetsMove.gov blog. Mrs. Obama led the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015 with the theme ďFeeding the Planet, Energy for Life,Ē where she shared the ďsuccesses of Letís Move! and the efforts happening in the United States to support healthier lifestylesĒ and ďlearned from other countriesí leaders about how they are addressing the issue of childhood obesity and raising healthier families.Ē ďThatís why itís so important...
  • Manure expo to be held July 14 and 15

    07/02/2015 6:25:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | July 1, 2015 | The Hagerstown Herald-Mail
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ó The 2015 Manure Expo is coming to Chambersburg on July 14 and 15. The goal of the expo is to bring farmers, certified haulers, researchers, extension educators, government agency personnel and equipment dealers to share their knowledge about this part of agriculture. With farm tours, educational sessions and equipment demonstrations, this yearís expo site will be on Ingram Drive, just off Interstate 81 in Chambersburg. Tuesday, July 14 is tour day. Participants can choose from one of three tours. All tours will leave from and return to the expo site. The dairy and agitation tour will travel...
  • Many Options, No Single Solution to Nation's Traffic Snarls

    06/30/2015 10:47:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 27, 2015 | Joan Lowy
    The problem is clear: Traffic congestion will become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around. Build more roads. Build more public transit. Rely on new technology. The possible solutions are many, but none is easy or cheap. A few ways to ease the nation's gridlock: óóó PUBLIC TRANSIT RENAISSANCE Ridership on public buses, trains and subways has reached its highest level nationally since the 1950s, and transit boosters cite this as evidence that expanded service and routes is a good investment. The nation's driving capital, Los Angeles, is making a multibillion-dollar investment...
  • The sooner Greece defaults and dumps the Euro the better

    06/28/2015 6:46:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2015 | Peter Morici
    <p>Greece and its principal creditorsóthe European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fundóshould acknowledge that Athens will never be able to repay the Ä131 billion it owes, write down its debt and let the Aegean nation exit the euro gracefully.</p>