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  • Banned TED Talk: Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion [VIDEO]

    02/13/2015 8:58:43 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    Collective-Evolution.com ^ | 20APR2013 | Joe Martino
    Rupert Sheldrake is a fascinating member of the scientific world. The video below is of his TED talk where he covers “The Science Delusion.” This TED talk was controversially censored by the TED community after being aired. If you have studied any area of science on your own or in school, you may have noticed or have come across the fact that there are many differing beliefs in the scientific world. While this statement seems impossible given that science is supposed to be based on evidence which produces theory, it is a delusion not to realize that much of what...
  • Paul Craig Roberts On Delusional America

    02/02/2015 4:13:44 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 58 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | February 1, 2015 | Paul Craig Roberts
    ...... The pattern since Milosevic (and before) has been to demonize a foreign head of state and to take the US to war to get rid of him. That way the secret agenda is achieved under the cover of the necessity of deposing a bad or dangerous ruler. Parry describes this well. Group-Think plays the important role of preventing any dissent, any suspicion of the case against the demonized person, and any examination of the real agenda that is being pursued. Now it is Russian President Vladimir Putin who is being demonized. As Parry and I and Stephen F. Cohen,...
  • Driver Slams Car into Pedestrians in France Whilst Shouting 'Allahu Akbar'

    01/20/2015 1:50:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    French police arrested a man on Sunday evening after he deliberately mowed down a dozen pedestrians in the eastern city of Dijon, badly injuring two of them and shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest"), authorities said. The previous day, French police in central France shot dead a man who stabbed and wounded three officers in a police station while shouting those same Arabic words.
  • The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

    09/15/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | November 25, 2013 | Tom Stafford
    Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all. You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists have shown that we are more likely to be blind to our own failings than perhaps we realise. This could explain why some incompetent people are so annoying, and also inject a healthy dose of humility into our own sense of self-regard.
  • Democrats Are Positive The Border is Secure

    07/18/2014 4:14:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/18/2014 | David Rutz
    The border is secure. It’s more secure than ever. It’s so, so secure.Democrats from the White House, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have repeated that chorus over the years, but the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border has seen more than 50,000 children caught crossing it just since October. Undocumented immigrants have been sent to states like Oklahoma and Nebraska without warning. President Obama, fiercely criticized for attending fundraisers last week rather than visiting the border, has an approval rating of just 28 percent on the subject.Yet President Obama declared in 2011 his administration had solidified the border during an address in El Paso, Texas, advocating...
  • Why We Stuck With Maliki -- And Lost Iraq [Important read!!]

    07/05/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/05/2014 | Ali Khedery
    <p>"The crisis now gripping Iraq and the Middle East was not only predictable but predicted — and preventable. By looking the other way and unconditionally supporting and arming Maliki, President Obama has only lengthened and expanded the conflict that President Bush unwisely initiated. Iraq is now a failed state, and as countries across the Middle East fracture along ethno-sectarian lines, America is likely to emerge as one of the biggest losers of the new Sunni-Shiite holy war, with allies collapsing and radicals plotting another 9/11."</p>
  • Michelle Obama-inspired physical activity stamp series raise safety concerns

    10/11/2013 2:46:44 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/13 | Caroline May
    The U.S. Postal Service tabled its first lady Michelle Obama-inspired physical activity stamp series due to safety concerns, a Postal Service spokesman confirmed to The Daily Caller Thursday. “The stamps are on hold with the printer and we have not made a decision at this point, right now, with respect to how we are going to move forward,” the USPS spokesman told TheDC. Some of the illustrations on some of the stamps in the series, the spokesman explained, feature activities that some might not consider safe — like doing a cannonball into a swimming pool.
  • Obama to Americans:Achieve Ye This Goal:Issues and issues in the SOTU By Mark Steyn

    02/17/2013 12:02:54 PM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | February 17, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    I’m also issuing a new goal for America,” declared President Obama at his State of the Union on Tuesday. We’ll come to the particular “goal” he “issued” momentarily, but before we do, consider that formulation: Did you know the president of the United States is now in the business of “issuing goals” for his subjects to live up to? Strange how the monarchical urge persists even in a republic two-and-a-third centuries old. Many commentators have pointed out that the modern State of the Union is in fairly obvious mimicry of the Speech from the Throne that precedes a new legislative...
  • Romney internal polls mystery deepens after New Republic report

    12/01/2012 6:40:57 AM PST · by dirtboy · 110 replies
    Philly.com (Inquirer and Daily News) ^ | 11/30/2012 | Scott Bomboy
    It may take election experts years to unravel the mystery of why Mitt Romney was convinced he had won the 2012 presidential election, as a new report shows some skewed internal poll numbers, and explains Romney’s two trips to Pennsylvania. But at the same time, the article from The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber shows inconsistencies with reports from November 5 and November 6 about the numbers that might have convinced Romney and his team that he had a good chance of beating President Obama in Ohio. Obama’s resounding win is starting to take on more of a resemblance to Harry...
  • President Ed Wood

    11/15/2012 2:46:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | November 15, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    Hilarious(Click Here To See Video):‘I hope and intend to be an even better president in the second term than I was in the first,’ said the president.” Just like this; Really? Worst film you ever saw? Well my next one will be better. Hello? Hello? Hope springs eternal. Here’s a bonus — the trailer. It’s all good, but the relevant words are at the end.
  • Was debate #1 a Pyrrhic victory? (Unintentional Laff Riot)

    10/05/2012 11:53:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Berkeley Blog ^ | October 4, 2012 | Dr. Robin Lakoff, professor of linguistics
    Debate 1 is over, and the pundits have declared Mitt Romney the victor. The only remaining question is: was his victory overwhelming, or did Romney only win because Obama didn’t? That is today’s story. But will it be the way we tell it after November 7? On the surface it seems set in stone: Romney was crisp, Obama slow on the uptake. Romney made jokes, Obama swallowed them. Romney was the man with the plan. But…could it be that, in the end, what happened on October 3 will stay on October 3, and have no effect on the future? Could...
  • Obama campaign has momentum and nerves (LOL!)

    09/26/2012 2:40:37 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/26/2012 | Julie Pace
    CHICAGO (AP) — Six weeks from Election Day, President Barack Obama's campaign has momentum — and a big case of nerves. Top advisers are both relishing in Obama's edge in key battleground state polling and warning it can change in an instant. They're wary of the many factors that still could derail the Democrat's campaign, from simmering tensions in the Middle East to the three high-stakes presidential debates. They're worried, too, about a flood of negative advertisements from Republican-leaning outside groups and potential complacency among Democratic voters and volunteers who think the race is a lock for Obama. Also weighing...
  • Todd Akin’s Wife Compares GOP Abandonment to Rape, Tyranny

    Rep. Todd Akin’s wife, Lulli Akin, says the Republican Party’s attempts to push her husband out of the Missouri Senate race — over his false assertion that women who are raped rarely get pregnant — are like rape itself. RELATED: Akin TV Ad Buy Canceled — For Failure To Pay Station She also believes the GOP’s abandonment is on par with the tyranny that launched the American Revolution. Akin’s wife isn’t the first one to compare Akin’s explosive rape comments, and the ensuing fallout, to rape: Bryan Fischer said the party’s treatment of the embattled candidate had made Akin “a...
  • Politics's conflicting realities

    07/19/2012 10:01:17 PM PDT · by ancientart · 3 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | July 19, 2012 | Art Marmorstein
    In my undergraduate acting classes, we sometimes played a two character theater game called Conflicting Realities. The two actors began with completely different sets of instructions as to the basic nature of the scene. For one actor, the scene might be a two-man submarine bound to a secret rendezvous with instructions vital to the war effort, while, for the other, the scene was a sweltering fifth-floor apartment with an air conditioner that just had to get fixed before company arrived. Such scenes tended not to work out very well. They quickly devolved into mutual accusations of dishonesty or insanity with...
  • GOP Brokered Convention: Which candidate would you prefer?

    02/02/2012 6:52:43 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Thursday February 2, 2012
    If no current GOP Presidential candidate garners more than 50% of delegates during the primary, Republican delegates can have the opportunity to vote for anyone they wish, whether or not they are currently a candidate. This is called a brokered convention If you were a delegate, would you prefer one of the current candidates or consider somebody currently not in the race? To make this more intriguing, we paired off potential and current candidates like a sports tournament pairing - choose one person per each match up for each round. Round 1. Jeb Bush vs Bobby Jindal -----| Newt Gingrich...
  • Prediction: Someone Else will Swoop in, Nab GOP Nomination (Guess who he means?)

    02/01/2012 5:08:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | February 1, 2012 | Mark Berman
    I will start this out by saying that I am usually wrong when I make political predictions (how did that Hillary Clinton-Rudy Giuliani face-off turn out in 2008?). But I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and in the off chance that I happen to be right, I just want it on the record. So here goes… Mitt Romney will not be the Republican nominee for president in 2012. Neither will Newt Gingrich. And certainly not Ron Paul or Rick Santorum. No, the Republican candidate for president will be someone who isn’t even a candidate for president right now....
  • Get ready for a Perry comeback

    11/28/2011 5:31:01 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 195 replies
    Rightly Concerned ^ | 11-28-2011 | Bryan Fischer
    November 28, 2011 Get ready for a Perry comeback By Bryan Fischer Newt is the current flavor of the month in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, and grabbed a coup in New Hampshire with the endorsement of the Union-Leader. However, Newt has enough baggage with enough rocks in it to drag him below surface again. His amnesty stance on immigration puts him to the left of Perry on that issue, and we now know he took $1.8 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right when they were dragging the housing industry to the bottom of the sea....
  • UPDATED w/The Video: ‘Sarah Palin Reconsider’ Ad In Iowa: Windmill Jousting, Doolittle Raid, Both?

    11/27/2011 12:10:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | November 25, 2011 | Smitty
    via Surber, here is the ad: (VIDEO AT LINK) He says: My take on it is simple: If she is on the ballot in the West Virginia primary in May, I shall vote for her. She is my first choice. I’m even simpler: I’ll write the lady in, if possible. A lot of people, like Teach in the comments, are miffed that she took so long to bow out quietly. Maybe that’s her final word. Even if it is, the dangling threat of her lives rent-free in the mind of the Left. Let’s keep the mind-frak going, and fight for...
  • Analysts see a potential Gingrich stumble opening door to a Rick Perry comeback

    11/20/2011 1:01:47 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 20, 2011 | Stewart Powell
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry could still stage a comeback in the topsy-turvy race for the Republican presidential nomination if Newt Gingrich stumbles under growing scrutiny. That’s the conclusion of some commentators on the Sunday morning network television talk shows where much of the focus was devoted to Gingrich surging to lead the pack in the latest polls nationwide, in Iowa and in New Hampshire. “I do not rule out a possible comeback by Rick Perry simply because he has got a lot of money to spend,” Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson told colleagues on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” “Granted...
  • Discovery orders Steve Jobs documentary with 'Mythbusters' hosts

    10/12/2011 2:13:17 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 10/11/2011 | by James Hibbard
    Discovery has ordered a documentary on the life of the late Steve Jobs, with the Mythbusters duo on board to host. The network is teaming with NBC’s Peacock Productions for iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, a one-hour special. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who celebrate the spirit of innovation on Discovery’s hit Mythbusters, will host the show.“Someone once said that to follow the path that others have laid before you is a very reasonable course of action, therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men,” Savage said. “Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man. He didn’t simply give...
  • Home builder sentiment dips slightly in September

    09/19/2011 10:05:04 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 1 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.19.11 | Steve Goldstein
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes dipped slightly in September to remain in very low territory, according to an index released Monday. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell by a point to 14, on a seasonally adjusted index where readings above 50 are considered good. The index, which correlates closely with single-family housing starts, has held between 13 and 16 for the last six months.
  • Liberals outline stimulus agenda in 'Contract for the American Dream'

    08/09/2011 9:22:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Liberals outline stimulus agenda in 'Contract for the American Dream' By Erik Wasson - 08/09/11 10:57 AM ET Liberal organizations and unions are frustrated that President Obama has not aggressively pushed a new jobs stimulus agenda and they are offering up a consolidated fall agenda for Democrats to embrace as an alternative to austerity. Representatives of MoveOn, Rebuild the Dream and the Center for Economic Policy and Research will join Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) on Tuesday to launch a progressive “Contract for the American Dream” to urge the administration and Congress to turn away from budget cutting and focus on...
  • "Page One" Review

    07/18/2011 6:56:54 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 5 replies · 1+ views
    July 18, 2011 | Self
    This weekend I took in "Page One: Inside the New York Times." I heard that a movie about bad times for the Times was out, and I was giddy with excitement. Most of the people in the film get it - that consumers have so many new media options available to them that the Times is no longer the first source they turn to for news. Others live in denial, thinking that embarrassments like Jayson Blair and Judy Wilson have had no impact on the paper's standing in the publishing world. These folks are scared. During the course of the...
  • When It Comes to Scandal, Girls Won’t Be Boys (NY Times: Women Politicians don't have sex scandals)

    06/13/2011 7:16:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/13/2011 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — There was a collective rolling of the eyes and a distinct sense of “Here we go again” among the women of the House of Representatives last week when yet another male politician, Representative Anthony D. Weiner, confessed his “terrible mistakes” and declared himself “deeply sorry for the pain” he had caused in sexual escapades so adolescent as to almost seem laughable. “I’m telling you,” said Representative Candice Miller, a Michigan Republican, “every time one of these sex scandals goes, we just look at each other, like, ‘What is it with these guys? Don’t they think they’re going to...
  • Huckabee Not Closing Door On White House Run (Second Thoughts?)

    06/02/2011 12:16:32 PM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    (Little Rock, AR) -- Mike Huckabee isn't ruling out a run as a Republican candidate for President next year. The former Arkansas governor earlier announced on his program airing on Fox that he had decided against mounting another campaign for the White House. However, in remarks at the Clinton School of Public Service, Huckabee said "everything is still open." He added, quote, "I haven't closed doors." He also had a forecast about how the GOP primary in 2012 will pan out. Huckabee said the eventual nominee will come out of a "bloody primary broke and battered." He predicted Republicans will...
  • Carter: 'Probably superior' to other ex-presidents

    05/22/2011 10:51:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    Carter: 'Probably superior' to other ex-presidents *** UPDATE 3:59 pm ET *** Former President Carter issued a written statement after his comments aired: "What I meant was, for 27 years the Carter Center has provided me with superior opportunities to do good." In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams, former President Jimmy Carter, who has been a target of the right through the years, lauded his own post-presidency, telling Williams, "I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents." Carter, who is out with a new book defending his legacy, backed up...
  • Heaven is a 'fairy story', says Stephen Hawking

    05/16/2011 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 179 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/16/2011
    British scientist Stephen Hawking has branded heaven a "fairy story" for people afraid of the dark, in his latest dismissal of the concepts underpinning the world's religions. The author of 1988 international best-seller "A Brief History of Time" said in an interview with The Guardian published on Monday that his views were partly influenced by his battle with motor neurone disease. "I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first," he told the...
  • It's Ron Paul's World

    05/11/2011 7:57:32 AM PDT · by aic4ever · 21 replies
    Organized Exploitation ^ | 05-11-11 | Paul Kroenke
    We're just living in it. Says...Juan Williams... Very interesting conversation about the results of Paul's being the father of the Tea Party movement, and in particular following on the discussion of the legalization of drugs.
  • The Green Dream Is an Economic Nightmare

    03/12/2011 2:01:13 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2011 | Gary Jason
    A rush of recent reports on energy has much to say about the fundamental foolishness of the green vision of energy production -- the vision long regnant in academia and the one that informs the Obama regime. The green vision -- really, the green dream or delusion -- is that the world is running out of fossil fuels, and we need to switch to so-called renewable/sustainable sources such as solar power, wind power, and biofuels. (These "renewable," allegedly low-pollution green options never include nuclear or hydroelectric power, both of which are proven to be cost-effective and clean -- an interesting...
  • Muslim Brothers;not quite the YMCA

    The Washington Post yesterday commented that the Muslim Brotherhood , which was founded in 1928 by Hassan Al Banna, and inspired Hamas and Al Quida , was inspired by the YMCA. “inspired by the YMCA when it was founded in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood has been under a ban since 1948, and its real size is difficult to gauge. The group was brutally repressed by President Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1950s and 1960s. Since then, it has at times been propped up as a foil – especially for Western audiences – with periodic crackdowns that have sent many of...
  • Unemployed Americans Are Still Way to Optimistic

    01/30/2011 6:41:28 PM PST · by FromLori · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/28/2011 | John Carney
    "Despite today's nearly double-digit unemployment rate, 4 in 10 unemployed Americans expect to get a job in the next four weeks and one in three underemployed have the same expectations with respect to obtaining a full-time job." That's the finding of a new Gallup poll released yesterday. I guess it's nice that so many Americans remain upbeat in the face of our economic challenges. But this goes beyond upbeat into pure delusion. As Mish points out, there are around 14.5 million unemployed people. In order to employ 40% of them, businesses would have to create 5.95 million jobs. In December...
  • How to Get Rich from Liberal Delusions (Strategy: Spot a Libtard delusion and bet against it)

    01/30/2011 8:29:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/30/2011 | James Lewis
    The secret to instant wealth is to spot a mass delusion and bet against it.  The Tulip Craze.  Florida swamp land.   Getting the timing right is tricky, but we are blessed with an overload of mass delusions.  You can pick your own favorite.  Delusional bubbles have to pop at some point, because the people who are paying for them eventually figure out that they've been had. Global warming fraud is now in the midst of a slow collapse.  The Chicago Carbon Exchange just closed, because the investors figured out the scam.  But the list of liberal crazes is long,...
  • The Sick and the Dead

    01/13/2011 2:47:21 AM PST · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2011 | Monty Pelerin
    A close reading of Sherriff Clarence Dupnik's recent statements suggest that he and Jared Lee Loughner may suffer from similar degrees of delusion. The sheriff has leveled charges of racism, bigotry, and conspiracy without evidence or argument. Indeed, the entire state of Arizona has been indicted by the Tucson Sheriff as a "Mecca (sic) for prejudice and bigotry." Clearly, political operatives and a sympathetic media would like to stem the recent Democratic electoral hemorrhage by laying the criminal violence in Tucson at the feet of conservatives and Republicans. By any historical or contemporary measure, any attempt to link conservative politics...
  • California Dreamin'

    11/05/2010 12:57:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 51 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 05, 2010 | Bruce Whitsitt
    I would like to feel elated about the elections last Tuesday, but alas, I live in California. As the rest of the nation lurches back toward common sense, California defiantly stands as a testament to the power of delusion. Over twenty billion dollars in debt, some of the highest unemployment in the nation, businesses fleeing the bloated bureaucracy's draconian regulations, water policies dooming the farming industry in the vital Central Valley, out-of-control taxation -- all of these crises are political in origin and speak to a legacy of ideological obtuseness combined with incompetence of astonishing magnitude. I have been striving...
  • Mondale on Obama, and how he could've beat Reagan

    10/24/2010 6:06:37 PM PDT · by paudio · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Republicans are already celebrating their comeback — and promising an even bigger year in 2012. Oddly enough, Walter Mondale knows exactly how they feel. His party's obituary was written by the press after the 1980 election, when Ronald Reagan capitalized on stagflation to score a 44-state landslide over Jimmy Carter. Just like Obama, Reagan came to power with enormous expectations and soaring popularity — only to watch it all melt away in his first two years on the job, thanks to a brutal recession and double-digit unemployment.
  • US could absorb a terror attack and bounce back: official

    10/06/2010 7:16:32 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 5, 2010
    A US security official on Wednesday said the country was capable of withstanding another terrorist attack and bouncing back, saying Americans needed to put extremist threats in "perspective." Michael Leiter, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, said despite recent successes there was no guarantee that intelligence and law enforcement agencies could prevent every attempt by extremists to attack the United States. "We're not going to have a perfect batting average and its important that Americans understand that," Leiter told a conference on intelligence reform. "It's important that we approach this with national resilience that in fact shows that this country...
  • Obama's Declusions of Competence (overestimates the government's ability to solve problems)

    09/14/2010 8:03:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/14/2010 | Mona Charen
    ‘Washington: We Have a Problem” proclaims Vanity Fair magazine. In an eerie echo of the verdicts passed during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, namely that the presidency was “too big for one man,” Vanity Fair now declares “The evidence that Washington cannot function — that it’s ‘broken,’ as Vice President Joe Biden has said — is all around.” The Vanity Fair piece is a long apologia for President Obama’s perceived ineffectiveness, and reflects — no surprise here — the Obama interpretation of events. “The G.O.P.,” writes Todd Purdum, “has spent most of the period since the inauguration in near lockstep...
  • Excusing Islam for the Fort Hood Massacre

    08/25/2010 1:58:48 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Aug 25, 2010 | Lance Fairchok
    "The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil." Cicero On 5 November 2009, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a US Army Psychiatrist and devout Muslim, opened fire on his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, TX, killing thirteen and wounding 32. As he fired, he shouted "Allahu Akbar," which means "God is Great," an Islamic declaration of faith. On 10 August 2010, the Department of Defense (DoD) released 23-pages of recommendations from an independent review of the Fort Hood massacre. It is not as pure a whitewash as the first Fort Hood report, called "Protecting the Force". It actually...
  • Kirk apologizes for 'carelessness' in describing military career

    06/29/2010 9:12:18 PM PDT · by Rabin · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2010 @ 08:10 PM | DEANNA BELLANDI
    NORTHBROOK — Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk publicly apologized Tuesday for being “careless” in describing his military service and background, after a series of embellishments were revealed that could threaten his bid for President Barack Obama’s former seat. As Kirk apologized, however, he also acknowledged something his campaign had flatly denied just two weeks ago.
  • Lesbian Mothers Think Their Children are All Above Average

    06/19/2010 6:10:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 790+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) just published in the online edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded by the Gill Foundation and the Lesbian Health Fund of the Gay Lesbian Medical Association, claims that children of lesbian mothers do better than children from a married-mom-and-dad family. The AAP is no stranger to controversy; they are the pediatrics group that recently capitulated to political-correctness to advocate a “less extreme” form of female genital mutilation and then, when under pressure, reversed their recommendation.  The NLLFS study professes to be a highly respected, peer-reviewed “longitudinal”...
  • Despite Obama’s Delusion, Changing The Words Does Not Change The World

    05/27/2010 9:25:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 283+ views
    the new republic ^ | 5/27/10 | Marty Peretz
    It's official now. You cannot use "Muslim extremism" or "Islamic terrorism." Not because the words don't describe a real phenomenon in the world. An ugly phenomenon. And, alas, an abundant phenomenon. But because the president doesn't like the thought. And he certainly doesn't like the religious adjective. I myself don't mind calling Jewish extremists "Jewish extremists." In fact, calling them Jewish extremists neatly separates the very few from the very many. There are myriad Jewish types: nudniks, for example, of whom there are a lot, and chachomim, of whom there are far fewer, liberals, even radicals, and (now more than...
  • Russia-Europe: The dangers of a "reset"

    02/06/2010 10:31:17 PM PST · by Vincent Jappi · 3 replies · 430+ views
    Eesti elu (Estonian life) ^ | February 3, 2010 | Françoise Thom
    http://www.diploweb.com/Russie-Europe-les-risques-du.html Russia-Europe: The dangers of a "reset" Françoise Thom* French Original here: http://www.diploweb.com/Russie-Europe-les-risques-du.html What strikes a historian when looking at the relationship between Russia and Europe is the unchanging illusions Russia produces in the imagination of Westerners, and Russia’s ability to dictate the conceptual frameworks within which it wants to be interpreted --and misunderstood-- abroad. This explains another mystery in the relationship between Russians and Europeans: the astonishing imperviousness of the Western partners to experience. The successive setbacks suffered by businessmen in Russia, the snubs regularly inflicted on European statesmen, the murders, the insults to diplomats, the abusive nationalizations, the...
  • NATO Commander Hopes for Peace Deal With Taliban

    01/25/2010 5:51:13 AM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies · 318+ views
    Voice of America ^ | January 25, 2010
    The top NATO commander in Afghanistan, U.S. General Stanley McChrystal, says he hopes the increased number of American troops in Afghanistan will lead to a negotiated peace deal with the Taliban. In an interview published in The Financial Times Monday, General McChrystal acknowledged his skepticism about the war, but said NATO is poised to make positive progress this year as a result of the extra 30,000 U.S. troops being sent to Afghanistan. McChrystal said he aims to weaken the Taliban insurgency to the point where its leaders would be willing to accept a settlement with Afghanistan's government. The U.S. general...
  • A memo on what happened in Mass., and how Dems should proceed

    01/22/2010 7:56:34 PM PST · by La Lydia · 26 replies · 810+ views
    AmericaBlog ^ | January 22, 2010 | John Aravosis
    This memo was just distributed to all Senate chiefs of staff: From: Adam Green, co-founder, Progressive Change Campaign Committee -- on behalf of the PCCC, Democracy for America, and Credo Action RE: The right lesson from Massachusetts & the path forward on health care We wanted to make sure you saw the Massachusetts Research 2000 poll, reported on by the Wall Street Journal, NBC, Politico, Huffington Post, TPM, and others. It polled critical 2010 swing voters: the 18% of Obama voters who returned to the polls and voted for Republican Scott Brown. • On health care, they oppose the Senate...
  • Big Government or Almighty God

    11/16/2009 5:17:56 PM PST · by kindred · 17 replies · 533+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman.com ^ | November 14, 2009 | DJP
    Today many in the United States are crying out to President Obama and Government to do more and more to fix our social ills. The notion that Big Government has all our answers and the solutions we need in this very chaotic and unstable world is fairy tale. It is one that is rooted in the personal belief that Fallen Man through and by the efforts of Big Government or "Socialism" can bring security and comfort to it's inhabitants. There is no man made ideology or system that can ever usher in a world Utopia of perfection and bliss. These...
  • Majority of Nobel jury 'objected to Obama prize'

    10/15/2009 7:51:05 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 36 replies · 1,134+ views
    Google ^ | October 15, 2009 | Agence France Press
    OSLO — Three of the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee had objections to the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to US President Barack Obama, the Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang reported Thursday. "VG has spoken to a number of sources who confirmed the impression that a majority of the Nobel committee, at first, had not decided to give the peace prize to Barack Obama," the newspaper said... "The committee was unanimous," its influential secretary Geir Lundestad said Friday. But Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, who represented the right-wing populist Progress Party on the committee, led the way in objecting to the choice...
  • NBC's Gaines; Chicago lost because of hangover from last 8 years!!

    10/02/2009 4:41:18 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 31 replies · 1,400+ views
    Rowdy Gaines, NBC swimming commentator, was asked why by ESPN news why Chicago lost the bid in the first round. Replied Gaines, "I looked at the bid, it had everything needed, it was the best bid. Maybe it was political. Maybe there's still a hangover from the last eight years. I don't know."....obama's loyal disciples continue to drown in their delusions....
  • Inside the Mind of the Left: a blogger thinks he understands us. . .

    09/11/2009 3:31:32 PM PDT · by Salgak · 26 replies · 1,419+ views
    Wet Machine, a liberal blog ^ | 9/11/09 | Harold Feld
    Popping up on Facebook tonight, was an acquaintance flogging his blog. What was fascinating was what the liberals and netroots seem to think about how we on the Right do business. Consider it, in many ways, a guided tour through a Leftie's mindset. Included is the assumption that the Left can organize via social networks, but apparentely we cannot. As an EXTRA bonus, he even throws up a link to a group of blogs fighting "climate change" It shows me, how much has changed, and how far Blue America has gone from those of us in Red America. And what's...
  • The National Health Care Delusion and Power Grab

    07/23/2009 3:38:48 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies · 196+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 7/23/09 | DJP I.F.
    The cry and mantra we’re now hearing from the Obama administration and the Leftist Secular controlled Democratic Party is that we have to have a National Health Care bill passed and in place before the beginning of the summer congressional recess. The urgency and subtlety of this bill is quite telling. Some common tactics used by the Left are camouflage, deception, manipulation, connivery and demagoguery to get the agenda that they want. It is the Left’s agenda with this issue - as well as many others - to seize massive power and control in a fascist style and manner. It...
  • Who's Out of Touch?

    07/23/2009 2:53:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 302+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2009 | Christopher Chantrill
    In the Canadian Ottawa Citizen David Warren reckons that US liberals are out of touch. He says it all got started long ago when the afternoon newspapers started to fail and their predictably conservative views no longer balanced the liberal morning newspapers. The result? [Liberals] have been freed, for more than a generation, from anything resembling serious public debate, and have thus got in the habit of proceeding with an infinitely extendible agenda (through the courts if there are legislative delays). The right has meanwhile got in the habit of feeling disenfranchised. That explains the outrage "at the very existence...