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  • NASA sells off PCs with secret Shuttle data

    12/10/2010 8:27:39 AM PST · by epithermal · 18 replies
    PC Pro ^ | 8 Dec 2010 | Stewart Mitchell
    Officials looking into NASA's “sanitisation and disposal processes” said they discovered that 10 machines containing potentially classified information had been sold on, while another four were only properly processed once an emergency investigation caught them leaving the facility. -snip- The report said that although it was impossible to know what was on the ten computers released from the site, an inspection of the four PCs that were caught at the last minute showed at one contained material that would be subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
  • More cash headed Florida's way for high speed rail (Spitting Nails!)

    12/09/2010 1:41:30 PM PST · by devane617 · 38 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 12/09/2010
    TALLAHASSEE -- It appears Florida is getting an early Christmas present - more cash to build its high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said Thursday the U.S. Department of Transportation is sending the state $342 million for construction of the planned rail route. Word of the windfall came today from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood during a noontime phone call with Nelson. The call came on the heels of reports that the transportation agency intended to give to Florida another huge chunk of high-speed rail money because Wisconsin and Ohio didn't want it. The newly-elected governors...
  • French launch bid to rewrite history books w/claim that Lindbergh was NOT first to fly/the Atlantic

    11/13/2010 5:17:28 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 70 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-13=10 | "reporter"
    Charles Lindbergh is renowned as the first person to fly across the Atlantic, but according to new research, he was beaten to the achievement ten days earlier. According to French aviation enthusiast Bernard Decré, Lindbergh was only the first to complete the crossing and survive, with two French pilots believed to have reached the coast of Canada ten days before Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis touched down in Paris in May 1927. New documentary evidence found in the U.S. national archives may prove that Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli completed a transatlantic crossing and were the first men to do...
  • Obama Uses Teleprompter For A 10 Person Meeting

    11/01/2010 6:57:21 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 72 replies
    Obama Uses Teleprompter For A 10 Person Meeting Click here VIDEO
  • Other McCain Seeks National Voice

    10/29/2010 11:48:22 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 42 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 28, 2010
    New York (AP) - When Meghan McCain said on national TV recently that Senate GOP hopeful Christine O'Donnell "is seen as a nut job," the reaction from the right was swift and furious, with critics bashing everything from McCain's lack of experience to her judgment to, well, her anatomy.So now that she's had time to reflect - after all, she does call herself "a work in progress" - would she like to tone it down a notch?Um, no."I DO think she's a nut job," the very uninhibited, 26-year-old daughter of John McCain said in an interview this week. "I say...
  • Halperin: Consensus is Obama’s in way over his head

    10/13/2010 9:09:51 PM PDT · by FromLori · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/12/10 | ED MORRISSEY
    This may seem hard to believe, considering all of the deep experience Barack Obama brought to the presidency, but a consensus in Washington has formed that he may be in over his head. Mark Halperin writes at Time Magazine that even Obama’s political skills don’t seem up to the task of governing, and now perhaps not even campaigning. Instead of making the positive case for his agenda, Obama seems eager to punch below his weight instead, and it has political insiders wondering whether Obama has a grip on his job: Barack Obama is being politically crushed in a vise. From...
  • Taking A Big Fat MSNBC

    10/06/2010 7:23:12 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-6-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Meet Hilda Neatby -- A Real Educator

    10/02/2010 6:50:07 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 4 replies
    Oct 2, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Hilda Neatby, author of “So Little For The Mind,” was a university professor with a PhD in History. She was the first woman president of the Canadian Historical Association (1962). Unlike many critics of education, she was inside the system at the highest levels, and extensively studied the official documents published by Canada’s ten provinces. It’s so easy to fall in love with Hilda’s mind. It is gaudily superior to what one encounters among the people she is examining, so-called educators. Her clarity of expression is wonderful. Her wit has a fine sharp edge. But the main emotion in reading...
  • God Communicated With Me Via an ATM Machine

    09/15/2010 5:54:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Self | September 15, 2010 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, first off I admit that I feel like a complete jerk for posting this thread...but I had to. What happened is that a little after 7 P.M. tonight something happened during an ATM transaction involving $40 of my deposit being jammed into the ATM deposit slot mechanism. That very briefly is what happened but it was the circumstances surrounding and involving the transaction (and the charge it was meant to cover) that was so bizarre. To make a very long story short, I soon afterwards had a message flash in my head (which I admit could have been the...
  • Woman Upset That Her Car Was Crushed by Suicidal Plunge (I'd Be Mad Too!!!)

    09/03/2010 7:45:32 AM PDT · by devane617 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    myfoxtampabay.com ^ | 09/03/2010 | Jennifer Bain, Ada Calhoun and Kevin Fasick
    A New Jersey woman's gripe that her sports car was destroyed by a suicidal man's 40-story fall triggered a venomous outpouring, the New York Post reported Friday. "The damage to the car -- it saved his life, and that's what you should care about, not your car," fumed Alyssa Laib, 23, whose friend, Tom Magill, 22, survived the plunge Tuesday from a West End Avenue rooftop when he crash-landed onto Maria McCormack's 2008 Dodge Charger. McCormack complained that the muscle car -- her "baby" -- was just repaired and fueled up when it was crushed by the falling man. She...
  • Hundreds of N.J. students who can't do simple math are credited with passing calculus, report says

    09/01/2010 10:39:44 AM PDT · by nmh · 98 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 9/1/10 | Staff
    Hundreds of N.J. students who can't do simple math were credited with passing calculus, according to a report on APP.com. According to a Department of Education report, "there were other students, unable ultimately to evidence even simple math skills, who were unimaginably recorded by their schools as succeeding in Algebra II or even Calculus." A report delivered at today's state Board of Education meeting will recommend four new policies to aid students who weren't proficient enough in reading, writing or math to meet state graduation standards.
  • Frank: Obama admin 'dumb' to predict no higher than 8% unemployment

    08/18/2010 9:13:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/10 | Michael O'Brien -
    It was "dumb" for President Obama and his aides to promise that unemployment would not surpass 8 percent if the stimulus act passed... Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, called into question the wisdom of projections issued by the Obama administration during the congressional fight over the stimulus bill that argued it would prevent higher levels of joblessness. Frank said Tuesday evening during an appearance on the Fox Business Network. "That was a dumb thing to do."
  • False Alarm, Evacuation at Capitol; Senator Arrested [SATIRE]

    08/12/2010 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    My Twisted Little Brain | August 12, 2010 | Pan_Yan
    Washington- The Capitol was briefly evacuated this morning when a fire alarm pull station was activated on the senate floor after an argument amongst the South Carolina delegation. Senator Lindsey Graham (REPUBLICAN) was later arrested by Capitol Police in a bed room at John McCain's (REPUBLICAN) nearby town home and charged with the false alarm. Unnamed sources present on the floor at the time say Senators Graham (REPUBLICAN) and Jim DeMint (REPUBLICAN) were having a heated discussion over Graham's recent vote in favor of Elaine Kagan’s successful nomination to the United States Supreme Court, as well as his general squishiness....
  • Why Do Socialists Hate Education?

    08/07/2010 10:36:39 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 13 replies
    AmericanChronicle.com ^ | August 6, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    All the way back in 1848 (the year Karl Marx published his Manifesto), Alexis de Tocqueville captured the essence of socialism in this short paragraph: “Democracy extends the sphere of personal independence; socialism confines it. Democracy values each man at his highest; socialism makes of each man an agent, an instrument, a number. Democracy and socialism have but one thing in common—equality. But note well the difference. Democracy aims at equality in liberty. Socialism desires equality in constraint and in servitude.” I don’t know how this Frenchman got so smart, but I’m comfortable with saying he wrote the book-- in...
  • Man To 911: I Need Ride To Liquor Store

    08/04/2010 10:31:43 AM PDT · by inflorida · 17 replies
    News 4 Jax ^ | August 3, 2010
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A St. Johns County man was arrested after police said he called 911 to ask for a ride to the liquor store.Police said 57-year-old George McMurrain had already called 911 twice Saturday night when he called to ask for a ride to buy alcohol.That's when an officer went to the Budget Inn on Anastasia Boulevard to arrest McMurrain.Dispatcher: This is 911. Suspect: I need a, I need a -- a ride. Dispatcher: You need a ride? Suspect: Yes, to the liquor store. Dispatcher: Um. Suspect: Sheriff said she'd give me a ride.
  • How Moral Principles Make Us Dumb

    07/27/2010 12:05:32 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 61 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.psychologytoday.com ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jeremy Sherman, Ph.D.
    Moral* principles do more harm than good. We apply them self-servingly and selectively. They operate at the wrong level of abstraction, distracting us from the right level. I'm deeply committed to morality but I've never met a moral principle I could trust. I can illustrate this best by example. Consider these two moral principles: Don't cling. Show commitment. What's the difference between clinging and commitment? From what I can tell, they are indistinguishable except that clinging is bad and should never occur and commitment is good and should always occur. Clinging and commitment both describe a preference for keeping something...
  • The Dumbest President...EVER! (Obama has surpassed James Buchanan in making the dumbest moves)

    07/08/2010 8:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/08/2010 | Stuart Schwartz
    Barack Obama is the dumbest president...EVER. That is a reasonable conclusion once you've assessed the first nineteen months of his presidency and compared it to the definition of intelligence put together by researchers in the field. Although the mainstream media have spent the last two years proclaiming Obama "super-smart" or, as Newsweek put it, "sort of God" in stature and brilliance, the 44th president of the United States is poised to surpass our 15th president, James Buchanan. Jr., as the White House occupant who has made the dumbest moves while in office. With two years left, he is on the...
  • Great Indictment of Progressive Education

    07/05/2010 6:10:32 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | July 5, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    "Retreat from Learning--Why Teachers Can't Teach / A Case History" was published in 1955. Following review tells volumes about how schools got so dumb today.=========== [start review] Another of those excellent, poignant books written during the 1950s to explain why our public schools went to hell. Joan Dunn was smart, tough, loved teaching, loved her kids; but after about three years in the Brooklyn school system, gave up and wrote this first-person account, published in 1955, to explain her exit. Dunn mentions reading in a daily paper about the Korean War. That time, roughly 1953, was the high watermark of...
  • Sen. Klobuchar asks Kagan: Team Edward or Team Jacob?

    06/30/2010 3:36:23 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 6-30-10 | wapo
    "I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward versus Jacob... [but] I know you can't comment on future cases." -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), brazenly courting the Twi-hard vote, in her questioning of Elena Kagan at the confirmation hearing Wednesday. See the Klobuchar-Kagan video at 44.
  • In Defense of Men...

    06/17/2010 10:46:21 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 43 replies · 530+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 6/17/2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    Am I the only one who has noticed the sort of cultural trend, if you will, to portray men as generally stupid in commercial advertising? Let me give you a few examples: #1. Stanley Steemer – The nationwide carpet cleaning company has a recent commercial advertisement that blatantly makes the male husband-figure appear to behave like a bumbling idiot. The audio in the commercial states, “Kids, pets, teens and husbands – ever wonder how you can keep your house clean? Call today about our $99 special.” The images that accompany the audio include kids jumping on a leather couch, a...