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  • College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity

    04/19/2016 8:25:12 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/13/2016 | Family Policy Institute of Washington
    Click to watch video.
  • Battery? Only IF Fields Is Charged (On Corey Lewandowski's misdemeanor)

    03/29/2016 7:59:00 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 39 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 03/29/2016 | Karl Denninger
    Yep....Fields has managed to get Lewandowski charged withmisdemeanorbattery, which under the law is simply an "unwanted touching." The charge isusuallyleveled when someone commits a fairly-egregious act of "touching" (like punching you) but does not cause great injury in doing so. That is, while theletter of the law may be met here theclear intentis most-definitelynot.Never mind the better question: who was initiating the touching?Second, there is apparently a member of Trump's Secret Service detail that has confirmed that Fieldstouched Trumptwice before Lewandowski intervenedand Fields was warned to stop doing so, whichshe ignored.Further, the video I've seen doesn't clearlysupport the chargeand the...
  • Look at the media LIE (On Trump allegedly having no intention to be President)

    03/28/2016 9:33:09 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 11 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 03/28/2016 | Karl Denninger
    The lies are coming fast and furious.... A former strategist for a pro-Donald Trump Super PAC claimed in a shocking column that even the GOP front-runner himself was surprised at his electoral success and never had any real intention of being President. BY LAWa SuperPac cannot haveanycontact or coordination with a candidate. To do so is a violation of Federal Lawby the SuperPac,so if Stephanie Cegielski is alleging thisshe is admitting to the commission of a federal offense.Second, this SuperPac was shut down last year. Why? Because Trump insisted that it shut down as it was both using his sloganand...
  • Trump Finally Asserts Private Property Rights (On the recent protests/riots)

    03/13/2016 8:16:06 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 12 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 3/13/2016 | Karl Denninger
    I am increasingly liking this guy. Following Friday night’s unrest in Chicago before one his rallies, Trump was met with protests and countless interruptions in Ohio and Missouri.“I hope they arrest these people, because honestly they should be,” Trump said to cheers from the crowd. “The only way to stop the craziness is to press charges.” Excellent.I know, you'll call me a racist or some other sort of name.  You're the racist, however, if you do.Let me explain and hopefully your blood pressure will return to normal -- and you'll see why Trump is the only choice for President, because he believes...
  • So Guess Who Showed Up Last Night? (On Trump's rally in Chicago)

    03/12/2016 8:03:08 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 36 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 3/12/2016 | Karl Denninger
    Yesterday there was a protest while Trump was speaking in St. Louis, and then again in Chicago; the latter prompting Trump to cancel his campaign rally.Trump did the right thing. But folks, if you're on the fence, or anything other than a supporter of both communism and terrorism,you cannot stand for what happened yesterday.These people weren't "protesting", they were attempting to denying a man's First Amendment right to speak by threatening violence.In St. Louis this featured at least one man stomping a flag while wearing a "**** the police"t-shirt.In Chicago there weremanyMexican flags flown, including some beingworn as clothing, among...
  • Just in Case you Haven't Got it Figured Out (On Ted Cruz and Neil Bush)

    03/10/2016 6:48:41 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 50 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 3/10/2016 | Karl Denninger
    Cruz picked up essentiallythe entireBush clan into his campaign recently.Including, I remind you, one Bush (Neil) that managed to rip off the taxpayer for a billion and a half dollars during the S&L crash, and who did it by giving "loans" to hisfriendsthat were uncollectable. Look up Silverado Savings and Loan out of Denver. It was one of the big scandals of the time, and that a director, Neil Bush, is now on the Cruz campaign's finance teamought to tell you everything you need to know.Oh, it didn't stop there either. You might want to look into his connections to...
  • Are You Done Yet, Republicans? (On the 2/13 debate, the SCOTUS, and Obamacare)

    02/14/2016 3:29:03 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 12 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 02/14/2016 | Karl Denninger
    There is much digital ink being spewed this morning about Trump being "out of control" at the debate last night.Well, guess what -- there's a point where righteous anger reaches its boiling point, and perhaps Trump got there last evening.  It wasn't just stacked audiences and "enhanced" audio sound effects.  It was also the other candidates, including Cruz in particular, who flat-out lied about his position when it came to Chief Justice Roberts.He said he'd "never nominate him", but in point of fact he wrote an op-ed strongly supporting and praising him for a magazine of national circulation, National Review, when Roberts was up...
  • Oh Oh... (Ted Cruz and dual citizenship)

    02/10/2016 8:13:15 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 147 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 02/08/2016 | Karl Denninger
    There's a clean question on the table regarding dual citizenship for persons born in Canada prior to 1977 (when they changed their law to officially recognize dual nationality.) Prior to that date, with few exceptions, you could not hold dual nationality with Canada. In other words the very act of "renouncing" Canadian Citizenship means that Cruz never held US citizenship at birth because his parents had to declare his nationality at the time he was born. There may be exceptions that were available at the time but the law now is immaterial. The only material fact is what the law...
  • The Militarys Rough Justice on Sexual Assault

    12/18/2014 5:17:28 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/26/2014 | Robert Draper
    Col. Don Christensen, the chief prosecutor of the United States Air Force, sat in economy class on a flight to Venice and studied the folder of the sexual-assault case that would ultimately end his career. It was August 2012, and he was en route to Aviano Air Base to try a court-martial. Looking over the case, he could see why the judge advocate general, or JAG, at the base had requested him. Christensen had prosecuted more sexual-assault courts-martial than any other lawyer in the Air Force, and this case called for someone with experience. There would most likely be generals...
  • There Is Only ONE Peaceful Path Left To Avoid Destruction

    10/25/2013 7:25:28 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 26 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10/25/2013 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, if you have read me recently you know that I've said that youare the problem and that the reason this is true is that you won't go on strike, you won't picket DC and refuse to leave until the government stops stealing from you and debasing the currency, you won't reduce your spending and income to only that which provides necessities, and most of you go on to justify your behavior with "my kids (and/or family) deserve what I can provide."You're fools and I'm going to prove it. Further, I'm going to prove -- by arithmetic -- that if...
  • Anti-LGBTQ group admits it lied about transgender student harassing classmates

    10/24/2013 7:48:11 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | 10/21/2013 | Katie Mcdonough
    Last week, anti-LGBTQ group the Pacific Justice Institute started a conservative media firestorm with its claim that a transgender teenager in Colorado was harassing her classmates in the girls bathroom. The allegations, after being picked up by Fox News and other right-wing media outlets, were quickly debunked by a transgender advocacy group that reached out to the schools superintendent, who explained that no harassment had occurred. In reality, the complaint stemmed from one area mother who objected to the schools policy allowing transgender students to use facilities that correspond to their gender identity. After having its lie exposed, PJI issued...
  • Most Americans back NSA tracking phone records, prioritize probes over privacy

    06/10/2013 3:35:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/10/2013 | Jon Cohen
    A large majority of Americans say the federal government should focus on investigating possible terrorist threats even if personal privacy is compromised, and most support the blanket tracking of telephone records in an effort to uncover terrorist activity, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll. Fully 45 percent of all Americans say the government should be able to go further than it is, saying that it should be able to monitor everyones online activity if doing so would prevent terrorist attacks. A slender majority, 52 percent, say no such broad-based monitoring should occur. The new survey comes amid...
  • The 4 Types of People on Welfare Nobody Talks About

    06/08/2013 10:50:38 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 48 replies
    Cracked ^ | 06/06/2013 | John Cheese
    What do you imagine when you hear the word "welfare"? Most of us think of a minority living in a filthy house with five kids running around while an alcoholic dad sleeps it off face down on the couch ... if there's even a dad at all. I talked in another article about the things politicians will never understand about poor people, but it's not just Washington elites who treat the poor like an alien species. Hell, I find myself thinking in "welfare queen" stereotypes, and I grew up among them. The problem is that everyone -- from the news...
  • Obama And Francine Wheeler's New Low

    04/13/2013 11:39:02 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 15 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 04/13/2013 | Karl Denninger
    I rarely go after private citizens in my column. Today I'm going to make an exception and the reason is that this person inserted themselves, on their own volition, into an attempt to violate every man, woman and child's fundamental right to life. By doing so they have turned themselves into public figures and as such lose any such pretense of "privacy" in their opinion nor do they have a legitimate shield from the equally-public response by those who they offend. I speak of Francine Wheeler, specifically, who Obama trotted out this morning like a puppet to try to press...
  • The East/West College Bowl Line-Up, presented by CSEN

    11/30/2012 1:29:34 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/20/2012 | Key & Peele
    Meet the flamboyant players of the East/West Collegiate Bowl.
  • Hurricane Sandy: Could it push back the election?

    10/30/2012 2:19:59 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/2012 | Alex Guillen
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing for Hurricane Sandy to disrupt next weeks elections, agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Monday afternoon. We are anticipating that, based on the storm, there could be impacts that would linger into next week and have impacts on the federal election, Fugate said on a conference call with reporters. But any potential tinkering with Election Day would bring a bevy of legal issues. Our chief counsels been working on making sure that we have the proper guidance, he added. Were going through the regulatory policy and making sure all thats in place and we...
  • Obama Has Overseen the Slowest Federal Spending Increase Since Eisenhower in the 1950's

    05/24/2012 1:04:23 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 31 replies
    JoshuaKennon.com ^ | 05/23/2012 | Joshua Kennon
    I have to applaud Rex Nutting over at The Wall Street Journal‘s MarketWatch site. He wrote a piece that explains the budget figures of the Federal government in the United States and, specifically, how those budget figures are influenced by various Presidential administrations. It’s the sort of thing that you take for granted everyone knows then you realize, often with horror, that almost no one knows it. That explains a lot of the terrible thinking you see in the broader population.Nutting examines Federal spending under various Presidential administrations and discusses a fact that is well known to anyone who understands...
  • Sick From Fracking? Doctors, Patients Seek Answers

    05/16/2012 3:05:20 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 96 replies
    NPR ^ | 05/15/2012 | Rob Stein
    Kay Allen had just started work, and everything seemed quiet at the Cornerstone Care community health clinic in Burgettstown, Pa. But things didn't stay quiet for long. "All the girls, they were yelling at me in the back, 'You gotta come out here quick. You gotta come out here quick,' " said Allen, 59, a nurse from Weirton, W.Va. Allen rushed out front and knew right away what all the yelling was about. The whole place reeked like someone had spilled a giant bottle of nail polish remover. "I told everybody to get outside and get fresh air. So...
  • Birth Control Isnt Really About Womens Health. Its About

    02/25/2012 8:52:11 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 47 replies
    BigThink ^ | 02/17/2012 | Pamela Haag
    This is a polemic: Access to birth control isnt really about my health. Its not principally about the management of ovarian cysts or the regulation of periods.Birth control isnt about my health unless by health you mean, my capacity to get it on, to have a happy, joyous sex life that involves an actual male partner. The point of birth control is to have sex thats recreational and non-procreative. Its to permit women to exercise their desires without the sword of Damocles of unwanted pregnancy hanging gloomily over their heads.This proposition is radical only by default, because mainstream liberal voices...
  • Taking on [UK] gangs: Man who cleaned up New York taken on as Cameron's adviser

    08/11/2011 8:28:35 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/11/11 | DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR
    America's most fearsome policeman has been appointed David Cameron's top adviser on gang warfare. Bill Bratton, who introduced zero-tolerance policing to New York and turned around crime-ridden Los Angeles, will help ministers draw up plans to tackle gang culture in Britain's cities. Yesterday the Prime Minister unveiled the first of his plans to tackle gang violence. He said injunctions which let courts ban gang members from gathering in certain places or at certain times of day, which currently apply only to adults, will be extended to children. Ministers were planning to roll out a pilot scheme covering 14 to 17-year-olds...
  • Al-Jazeera Report: Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan

    03/11/2011 5:36:20 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 27 replies
    A news report of the 8.9 earthquake that hit Japan, followed by a massive tsunami.
  • Tourism Video for Cleveland

    10/19/2010 5:15:38 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 35 replies
    Youtube
    Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video: 2nd Attempt
  • The Drug War: Time To Wake Up?

    09/14/2010 2:26:24 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 28 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 09/14/2010 | Karl Denninger
    From the WSJ: The growing tendency here to question U.S. drug policy has nothing whatsoever to do with ideology or an affinity for drugs. Rather, it is an acknowledgment that while the "war on drugs" has done nothing to curb the U.S. appetite for mind-altering substances, its unintended consequence has been to empower organized crime networks. These gangs, which aggressively target children as customers and low-level employees on both sides of the border, are undermining the economy and the quality of life in the binational El Paso-Jurez metropolitan region. Right. Just like Prohibition did nothing to curb the people's desire...
  • Our cat died today.

    08/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 78 replies
    08/23/2010
    Ratue was already very thin due to her terminal illness; a disease in the blood, most likely from a parasite. She no longer had the energy to eat food, much less properly digest it, so the body had to survive the only way it could: by devouring her own fat and muscle tissue. Organ failure began to set in around 5:50 in the afternoon on Sunday, August the 23rd, 2010. When I heard my stepmother wailing over Ratue's deteriorating condition, I bore witness to what would be the cat's final hour. She was disoriented and confused. Whenever she tried to...
  • Newspapers Retract 'Climategate' Claims, but Damage Still Done

    06/26/2010 9:28:17 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 74 replies · 2+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 06/25/2010 | Sharon Begley
    *snip* ...not only did British investigators clearthe East Anglia scientist at the center of it all, Phil Jones, of scientific impropriety and dishonesty in April, an investigation at Penn StateclearedPSU climatologist Michael Mannof falsifying or suppressing data, intending to delete or conceal e-mails and information, and misusing privileged or confidential information in February. In perhaps the biggest backpedaling, The Sunday Times of London, which led the media pack in charging that IPCC reports were full of egregious (and probably intentional) errors, retracted its central claimnamely, that the IPCC statement that up to 40 percent of the Amazonian rainforest could be...
  • German throws puppy at Hells Angels bikers then flees on bulldozer

    06/24/2010 6:12:43 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 06/15/2010
    The 26-year-old drove into the grounds of the motorcycle gang members' clubhouse north of Munich on Sunday, according to reports in local media. The young man, who was not identified, then dropped his pants, threw the puppy, and then fled. After making his getaway, he stole the bulldozer from a construction site, and attempted to drive it to Munich. However, it was not fast enough, and his snail-like pace caused a 3-mile traffic jam near the southern town of Allershausen, according to a report in the English-language newspaper The Local, which cited the daily tz. He then fled to his...
  • LaGrange dog owner vows to fight for law changes (Bulldog shot and killed by police)

    06/21/2010 7:51:54 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 17 replies
    Hanniabl Courier-Post ^ | 06/17/2010 | Brent Engel
    LaGrange, MO A LaGrange man who drew national attention after video showing police killing one of his dogs surfaced on the Internet vowed Thursday to seek changes in the law. Judge Fred Westhoff fined Marcus Mays $50 for failure to register a dog with the city and $100 for failure to have a leash or muzzle on a vicious animal. Mays also must pay court costs of $29. We cant have dogs taking after young children or even adults, Westhoff said. Its just not safe. Mays requested the bench trial and represented himself. Afterward, he said he will ask...
  • Noted UW-Madison mathematician Rudin dies at 89

    06/07/2010 10:21:56 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 17 replies · 72+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 05/21/2010 | Deborah Ziff
    Walter Rudin, a preeminent mathematician who taught at UW-Madison for 32 years, died Thursday at the age of 89 after suffering from Parkinsons disease. Rudins advanced work on mathematical analysis may have been of interest to only a small worldwide audience, but his three textbooks were translated into multiple languages and used by generations of college students. Especially because of his textbooks, he was known universally among undergraduates and graduates studying mathematics, said Alexander Nagel, a colleague in the UW-Madison math department. Rudin was born in Vienna, Austria, on May 2, 1921, to a prosperous Jewish family. His family fled...
  • Texas Yanks Thomas Jefferson From Teaching Standard (Well, this is news to me.)

    03/22/2010 9:13:53 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 57 replies · 1,804+ views
    AOL News ^ | 03/13/2010 | David Knowles
    (March 12) -- Widely regarded as one of the most important of all the founding fathers of the United States, Thomas Jefferson received a demotion of sorts Friday thanks to the Texas Board of Education. The board voted to enact new teaching standards for history and social studies that will alter which material gets included in school textbooks. It decided to drop Jefferson from a world history section devoted to great political thinkers. According to Texas Freedom Network, a group that opposes many of the changes put in place by the Board of Education, the original curriculum asked students to...
  • Women's Rights Groups: Your Double Standard is Showing (Palin on the CBS Tebow ad)

    01/27/2010 12:08:55 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 31 replies · 1,582+ views
    Facebook ^ | 01/26/2010 | Sarah Palin
    Womens Rights groups, like NOW, commendably call out advertisers and networks for airing sexist and demeaning portrayals of women that lead to young womens diminished self-esteem and acceptance of roles as mere sexed-up objects. What a ridiculous situation theyre getting themselves into now with their protest of CBS airing a pro-life ad during the upcoming Super Bowl game. The ad will feature Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mom, and theyll speak to the sanctity of life and the beautiful potential within every innocent child as Mrs. Tebow acknowledges her choice to give Tim life, despite less than ideal...
  • Microsoft Word sale prohibited as of Jan. 11, fix promised

    12/23/2009 2:45:21 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 28 replies · 1,441+ views
    Microsoft Word is now scheduled to be prohibited from sale beginning January 11, 2010. That's less than three weeks away. The good news: Microsoft has promised a fix, one which will be rolled out before the deadline arrives. If you don't understand, you might have simply missed this story, or dismissed it as something that Microsoft would ultimately use its considerable clout to have pushed under a legal rug. But it's no joke. In August of this year, a court sided with a small Canadian company called i4i that holds a 1998 patent on the way the XML language is...
  • Authentic Christianity (Argument that Jesus was Sent by Satan)

    12/18/2009 10:19:15 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 27 replies · 1,038+ views
    Authentic Christianity ^ | 09/08/2009 | J. H. Hatfield
    A relatively new spin that I've discovered while browsing Google: this man attempts to argue that Jesus Christ was in fact sent by Satan to deceive man, thus rendering the foundation of all Christianity null and void. The focus seems to be on the original Greek translation of the texts, trying to tie the Gospels to Genesis, the significance of John the Baptist, attempts at equating Jesus with Cain, and the consequences thereof (oddly enough, Chapter 15 of this work argues that John tried to show in his Gospel that Jesus was the seed of the serpent...perhaps I missed out...
  • Science Editor Beclowns Himself While Criticizing Governor Palin

    12/12/2009 2:12:20 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 56 replies · 2,122+ views
    C4P ^ | 12/11/2009 | Doug Brady
    The following is a guest submission from C4P reader and commenter "Alexonian": Alan I. Leshner, the chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and executive publisher of the journal Science, does a disservice to science by advancing a politicized agenda in favor of climate science in a recent editorial in the Washington Post. Instead of shepherding the scientific process in a neutral fashion, which should be a key requirement for the publisher of Science, especially in an environment where the very peer review process in climate science has been tarnished by the revelations of the...
  • Caption This Photo: Sarah Palin and Barney Frank at the Gridiron Dinner

    12/09/2009 8:44:50 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 72 replies · 3,575+ views
    Rep. Barney Frank and Sarah Palin at the winter Gridiron Club dinner. (photo by Lynn Sweet)
  • CLIMATE: Scientists return fire at skeptics in 'destroyed data' dispute

    12/02/2009 11:54:04 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 45 replies · 2,631+ views
    E&E Publishing ^ | 10/14/09 | Robin Bravender
    Climate scientists are refuting claims that raw data used in critical climate change reports has been destroyed, rendering the reports and policies based on those reports unreliable. The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market advocacy group, is arguing that U.S. EPA's climate policies rely on raw data that have been destroyed and are therefore unreliable. The nonprofit group -- a staunch critic of U.S. EPA's efforts to regulate greenhouse gases -- petitioned the agency last week to reopen the public comment period on its proposed "endangerment finding" because the data set had been lost (E&ENews PM, Oct. 9). But climate scientists...
  • Sarah Palin to be interviewed on The Rush Limbaugh Show: 11/17/2009

    11/13/2009 10:53:05 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 107 replies · 4,238+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show
    According to Rush, the interview will be on the air at the top of the second hour of next Tuesday's program (1:00 PM ET).
  • GDP is...Better than Expected? (Great piece on supposed 'end of recession'.)

    10/29/2009 8:19:08 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 10 replies · 910+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10/29/2009 | Karl Denninger
    Oh what a tangled web we weave.... Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2009, (that is, from the second quarter to the third quarter), according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP decreased 0.7 percent. Looks good, right?Hmmmm.... or is it? Motor vehicle output added 1.66 percentage points to the third-quarter change in real GDP after adding 0.19 percentage point to...
  • My Day at Planned Parenthood

    10/17/2009 10:08:20 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 17 replies · 1,253+ views
    Free Republic | 10/16/2009 | Ultra Sonic 007
    (This is from an e-mail writeup I sent to family. Slight alterations for the forum. Names are changed for privacy reasons.) Yesterday, I arrived at the Planned Parenthood of Alabama at around 11:00 AM. It's situated in such a manner that it sits on a little thoroughfare between two roads; it's a building with a large brick partition that varies in height (at its tallest, its at chest level) separating it from the parking lot, so you can't really get that close without violating solicitation laws. It made trying to talk to those going in and out of the building...
  • How a super-size vegetable grower was banned from showing his prize-winning produce

    09/07/2009 8:58:24 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 18 replies · 1,969+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 08/26/2009
    ... After 30 years of being South Yorkshire's undisputed King of the Veg , the pensioner, from Barnsley , was told he is no longer welcome at local shows. Now Mr Micklethwaite has vowed to take his fight to the courts after being blacklisted by the South Yorkshire District of the National Vegetable Society. ... 'But I know the reason it's because I'm too successful. I win too much so it's all sour grapes, they're just looking for a way to keep me out. 'They don't want me there because I might be a bit too good. 'If they had...
  • Online Liberals Passing Around List to Justify Obamacare (Know Thy Enemy)

    08/16/2009 11:38:22 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 47 replies · 2,259+ views
    The Internet | 08/17/2009
    (I received this in my inbox.) To provide you with a clear understanding ... PLEASE PASS IT ON. TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PLANS BEING PROPOSED: Healthcare: Questions and Answers (regarding: H.R. 3200, Americas Affordable Health Choices Act): 1-QUESTION: Will health reform force all Americans out of their private insurance plans and into a government-run plan? Answer: No. You will always have a choice. If you like your insurance, you can keep it. H.R. 3200 builds on the employer-based coverage we have today. If your employer offers health insurance, you will continue to get your coverage...
  • RNC Routes Angry Phone Calls to DNC

    08/05/2009 3:24:08 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 91 replies · 6,719+ views
    Republicans played a trick on Democrats today by redirecting angry telephone calls coming into their switchboard to the Democratic National Committee, CNN reports. "The DNC released a Web video early in the morning accusing the GOP of inciting mob activity at town hall meetings. At the end of the video, the DNC instructs people to call the Republican National Committee to express outrage. Callers who dial the RNC's main number to voice their concern about the DNC's charges are told to press 1, which sends them to the DNC's main switchboard." Update: The Washington Independent reports RNC Chairman Michael Steele...
  • White House names Auto Workers Czar (Live on Cavuto)

    06/23/2009 1:01:42 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 118 replies · 5,935+ views
    Cavuto (FOX NEWS)
    Breaking on Fox.
  • Iranians cry "Death to the Islamic Republic"

    06/23/2009 12:56:04 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 166 replies · 7,616+ views
    FOX NEWS LIVE
    Just saw it on Fox News in a discussion about the role of camera pens in the Iran protests.
  • Calif. man accused of biting out son's eye

    05/21/2009 12:39:37 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 9 replies · 520+ views
    AP ^ | May 19, 2009
    <p>BAKERSFIELD, Calif. A 4-year-old California boy may be permanently blinded after police say his father bit out one of his eyes and mutilated the other.</p> <p>Bakersfield police say 34-year-old Angel Vidal Mendoza appeared to be under the influence of PCP when he attacked the boy April 28.</p>
  • Warning Letter (To General Mills from the FDA regarding Cheerios)

    05/13/2009 6:56:25 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 144 replies · 6,004+ views
    FDA ^ | 05/05/2009 | W. Charles Becoat
    May 5,2009 WARNING LETTER CERTIFIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED Refer to MIN 09 -18 Ken Powell Chairman of the Board and CEO General Mills One General Mills Boulevard Minneapolis, Minnesota 55426 Dear Mr. Powell: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the label and labeling of your Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal. FDA's review found serious violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and the applicable regulations in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR). You can find copies of the Act and these regulations through links in FDA's home page at http://www.fda.gov....
  • FREE REPUBLIC @ ALABAMA: General Thread

    02/24/2009 8:14:59 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 78 replies · 3,946+ views
    02/24/2009
    Okay everyone, welcome to the general Alabama thread on Free Republic! Use this thread to post interesting news, tidbits, plans, meeting times, or just to converse with your fellow people of Alabama. This thread will be used to properly coordinate FR activism and various other activities...and, if things go well, serve as the proper thread for Alabama FR chapters to plan and organize. Hope you all make good use of it!
  • 8 Humiliating Japanese Ads Starring Oscar Nominees

    02/20/2009 10:29:38 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 23 replies · 1,226+ views
    CRACKED.com ^ | 02/20/2009 | Cole Gamble
    Oscar-nominated actors are the most dignified members of our species. They play the serious roles that inspire us and hold a special place of reverence in our culture. But not in Japan. In a country where demoralization is the national pastime, our revered actors, Academy Award nominees and winners both, sell their own dignity for a paycheck because they assume we Americans will never see it. But thanks to the Internet, we can celebrate their shame any time we want.
  • Breaking the War Mentality (Barack Obama, circa 1983 at Columbia)

    01/29/2009 7:30:27 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 142 replies · 7,720+ views
    Most students at Columbia do not have first hand knowledge of war. Military violence has been a vicarious experience, channeled into our minds through television, film, and print. The more sensitive among us struggle to extrapolate experiences of war from our everyday experience, discussing the latest mortality statistics from Guatemala, sensitizing ourselves to our parents' wartime memories, or incorporating into our framework of reality as depicted by a Maller[?] or a Coppola. But the taste of war -- the sounds and chill, the dead bodies -- are remote and far removed. We know that wars have occurred, will occur, are...
  • Learn from Those Who Came Before Us: Words on Government and the Constitution

    11/02/2008 12:24:27 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 6 replies · 373+ views
    I cannot accept, your canon that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power ... Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. ~Lord Acton Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and...
  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS (SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK BY ONE HOUR)

    11/02/2008 12:07:13 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 55 replies · 1,843+ views
    You know the drill! Set those clocks back!