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  • US Government Caught Massively Fabricating Student Loan Default Data

    01/19/2017 10:11:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/19/2017
    Ever since 2012 we have warned that one of the biggest threats arising from the US student loan bubble - which is no longer disputed by anyone except perhaps members of the outgoing administration - is not that it is soaring at an unprecedented pace, that's obvious for anyone with the latest loan total number over $1.4 trillion, rising at a pace of nearly $100 billion per year, but that the government - either on purpose or due to honest miscalculation - was not correctly accounting for the true extent of delinquencies and defaults. Today, we finally got confirmation...
  • THE IPHONE IS NINE YEARS OLD - AND STILL NO SIGNIFICANT MALWARE

    06/29/2016 10:29:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    GrahamCluley.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | By Graham Cluley
    Apple started selling the Apple iPhone nine years ago today. Here is what Apple's press release had to say: iPhone introduces an entirely new user interface based on a revolutionary multi-touch display and pioneering new software that allows users to control iPhone with just a tap, flick or pinch of their fingers. iPhone combines three products into one small and lightweight handheld device - a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod, and the Internet in your pocket with best-ever applications on a mobile phone for email, web browsing and maps. iPhone ushers in an era of software power and sophistication...
  • Poll: 6-in-10 oppose bills like the North Carolina transgender bathroom law

    05/09/2016 8:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/09/2016 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Americans broadly oppose laws that would require transgender people to use facilities that correspond with their gender at birth rather than their gender identity, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, and three-quarters favor laws guaranteeing equal protection for transgender individuals. Overall, 57% say they oppose laws requiring transgender individuals to use facilities that do not match their gender identity, 38% support such laws. Strong opposition (39%) outweighs strong support for these laws (25%). There's a partisan gap on the question, with Democrats and independents more apt to oppose them than Republicans. But Republicans aren't broadly in favor of them either....
  • Trump Is Toast and Good Riddance

    04/04/2016 2:07:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 242 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    So I asked Bitey the Dog about her views on NATO, and she responded by growling and attacking my sock. In doing so, she offered a more comprehensive, insightful, and sane commentary on this vital alliance than the putative Republican frontrunner. Yes, it’s been a bad couple weeks for Donald Trump. Let’s review: · His skeevy attacks on Ted Cruz’s wife confirmed his status, in the eyes of women, as America’s nightmare first husband. · His transparent plant of the bizarre “Ted Cruz, Sex God” story in his pal’s pseudo-paper offended anyone who doesn’t require a drool bib. · He...
  • Hillary claims NASA rejected her for astronaut program over being a woman

    02/23/2016 9:55:22 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 120 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/23/16 | Kyle Olson
    For the second time this presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is claiming a federal agency rejected her inquiries to serve because she was a woman. Clinton, appearing Tuesday on the Steve Harvey Show, said growing up, she wanted to be an astronaut. “I was excited about the space program. I was excited about President Kennedy saying we were gonna send a man to the moon and bring him back within the decade. I thought it was really incredible we were gonna do that,” she told Harvey. “So, yes, I wrote to NASA,” she said. “Really…” Harvey replied. “I wrote to NASA,...
  • The Appeal of Trump's Authoritarian Streak The Appeal of Trump's Authoritarian Streak

    01/21/2016 5:51:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    No one, with the possible exception of Donald Trump, could have predicted six months ago that the billionaire real estate magnate would be sitting atop the Republican presidential nomination field less than two weeks before the first caucus in Iowa. But there is little doubt that that is where he is. According to Real Clear Politics, national polls have Trump at 35 percent, Ted Cruz at 19 percent and Marco Rubio at 13 percent. The site has Iowa's Trump average at 28 percent and Cruz's at 27 percent. In New Hampshire, which is more moderate than Iowa, Trump is at...
  • Poll: Most Americans Say Send Ground Troops to Fight ISIS

    12/06/2015 4:20:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2015 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    With President Barack Obama set to address the nation on ISIS and terrorism tonight, a new CNN/ORC Poll finds Americans increasingly displeased with the President's handling of terrorism and more willing to send U.S. ground troops into the fight against ISIS. For the first time in CNN/ORC polling, a majority of Americans (53%) say the U.S. should send ground troops to Iraq or Syria to fight ISIS. At the same time, 6-in-10 disapprove of the President's handling of terrorism and 68% say America's military response to the terrorist group thus far has not been aggressive enough.
  • Edward Snowden:UFOs Come From Ultra-Terrestrial Civilization in Earth Mantle

    08/22/2015 8:41:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 128 replies
    UfoMania ^ | August 22,2015 | Staff
    Edward Snowden, reported on the facts known to it concerning UFOs. According to the documents, which Snowden copied to the CIA, the U.S. government has long known that UFOs exist and are managed species more advanced than humanity. These species are not alien, and our earth, only more advanced. They live here for billions of years, and far ahead of us in development. The CIA stores data tracking systems and deep-sea sonar, but they have the status of state secrets, and even the scientists do not have access to this data about these objects. This kind of intelligent Homo sapiens...
  • Threats Against US Ambassador over Iran Deal

    08/13/2015 8:33:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 8/13/2015, 9:00 PM | Nitsan Keidar
    The US Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, received several threatening letters in the course of the past week, because of his country’s deal with Iran, allowing it to gradually develop nuclear weapons. The letters included outright threats against Shapiro’s life, and his security team has received instructions to increase its presence around him. Beside the letters, no threatening calls or other threats have been received. …
  • First Entirely 3D Printed Estate is Coming to NY, Including a 2400 Sqft House, Pool & More

    08/23/2014 2:35:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | August 20, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    Building site of the first ever 3D printed estate in Gardiner, New York. New York City architect/contractor Adam Kushner begins construction of the first ever 3D printed estate, which features a 3D printed swimming pool, 4-bedroom, 2400 square foot home, and more. The 3D printer which will be a modified version of Enrico DiniÂ’s D-shape printer, will, if all goes as planned, eventually be able to automatically place rebar within the 3D printed house, as it prints. We have covered a lot of news concerning the 3D printing of houses, over the course of the last year or so. Whether...
  • A Critical Look at the Koran

    05/27/2014 12:48:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 27, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    “May Allah accept this from me.”“I’m doing it in the name of Allah.”“To establish Islamic law—Allah’s law on earth.”The above are statements made by would-be and successful jihadists to explain their motivations for planning or executing acts of terror in America. Jihadists in other parts of the world say much the same thing. Where, then, do they get the idea that this is what Allah wants them to do?Jihadists usually cite the Koran as the source of their motivation. For example, Terry Lee Loewen explained his planned jihad attack on Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport last December as follows:I don’t understand...
  • Censusgate: When and what did Labor know?

    02/19/2014 5:25:55 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-17-14 | John Crudele
    A tipster tried to warn the Labor Department in 2011 that its unemployment statistics were being fabricated by the people at the Census Bureau who compile the data. But the warning was either missed or ignored by Labor. That allegedly allowed the data falsification to go on for years. As I’ve been telling you, the falsification is now the subject of a number of investigations, including one by the House Oversight Committee and Congress’ Joint Economic Committee. Also investigating is the Office of the Inspector General at the Commerce Department, which is in charge of Census. And I’m hearing that...
  • 3D Printing With Metal: Engineers Create DIY Welding 3D Printer For Under $1,500

    12/03/2013 2:07:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 2, 2013 | Roxanne Palmer
    Currently, the commercial 3D printing landscape is dominated by contraptions that create everything from toys to watchbands out of plastic. But there’s another manufacturing revolution in the making: metal 3D printing. Big companies like Rolls-Royce and GE are already working on using 3D printing to make metal parts for jet engines, but their machines have a startup cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars – not exactly within reach for the garage hobbyist. Now, engineers from Michigan Technological University in Houghton have rigged up their version of a 3D metal printer that can be made with less than $1,500 of...
  • Atheists Skeptical of Atwill’s Claim of a ‘Fabricated Jesus’

    10/11/2013 9:31:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Las Vegas Guardian Express ^ | October 10, 2013 | Rebecca Savastio
    Self-proclaimed Biblical scholar Joseph Atwill has written a book in which he claims that Jesus was fabricated by a little-known group called the Flavians. He also claims he has some sort of “smoking gun” type of “confession” from these ancient people that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that they entered into a conspiracy with the Roman government of the time to fabricate a character called Jesus as a “gentle Messiah” figure to wage psychological warfare on, and control, the masses so they would pay Caesar taxes without complaining. He is apparently going to present this evidence at a...
  • Killing for their Country: A New Look at “Killology”

    08/24/2013 5:19:43 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 30 replies
    Killology.com KILLING FOR THEIR COUNTRY: A NEW LOOK AT “KILLOLOGY” by Robert Engen For more information on accessing this file, please visit our help page. “Patriots always talk of dying for their country, but never of killing for their country.” – Bertrand Russell Introduction Over a decade ago, Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman, a former US Army Ranger and military psychologist, published a book entitled On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society. This work, along with its recent sequel, On Combat, have established Grossman’s reputation in military law enforcement circles in North America as an expert on the...
  • The Write Stuff? Why Biden's plagiarism shouldn't be forgotten.

    10/11/2012 3:24:06 PM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | Aug. 25, 2008 | David Greenberg
    Teachers and scholars consider the unattributed use of someone else's words and ideas to be a very serious offense, but the public doesn't seem to mind much, at least when it comes to politics. The incidents of plagiarism and fabrication that forced Joe Biden to quit the 1988 presidential race have drawn little comment since his selection as Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate—just as revelations of plagiarism by Stephen Ambrose and Doris Kearns Goodwin scarcely hurt their book sales. In 1987, before Biden quit the race, he called the incidents "a tempest in a teapot." Although most reporters disagreed...
  • Jonah Lehrer’s Journalistic Misdeeds at Wired.com

    09/01/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | August 31, 2012 | Charles Seife
    For the past three months, Jonah Lehrer, science journalist, author of three books, and (former) New Yorker staff writer has been under siege. In mid-June, he was accused of recycling his old work and publishing it as new. Since then, a number of accounts assert that Lehrer committed the two mortal sins of journalism: fabrication and plagiarism. Before Lehrer joined The New Yorker, he was one of the premier bloggers at Wired.com; the site still boasts several hundred blog posts he wrote for his Frontal Cortex blog. Quite naturally, when the Lehrer scandal first broke, the editors at Wired.com worried...
  • Obama's grandfather tortured by the British? A fantasy (like most of the President’s own memoir)

    06/19/2012 7:11:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    A new biography of Barack Obama has established that his grandfather was not, as is related in the President’s own memoir, detained by the British in Kenya and found that claims that he was tortured were a fabrication. 'Barack Obama: The Story' by David Maraniss catalogues dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth in his book 'Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance'. The 641-page book punctures the carefully-crafted narrative of Obama’s life. One of the enduring myths of Obama’s ancestry is that his paternal grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama, who served as a...
  • The Myth of Christian Card Counters

    04/23/2012 12:56:53 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 15 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 23, 2012 | JP
    A friend forwarded me a copy of a recent cover story in the San Diego Reader, the city’s alternative newspaper, profiling several members of a purported Christian card counting ring. The tale of Will and Shirley, who held Bible classes in their home for newly married members of their San Diego church, according to the story, and Nate and Faith, who were recruited by Will and Shirley, smells to me like fiction. It brings to mind the fabricated writings of Stephen Glass, former staffer for The New Republic. Among his more infamous articles was a completely made up tale, titled...
  • The Holy Spirit Versus “Another Gospel”

    06/11/2011 11:02:23 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 617 replies
    Enrichment Journal ^ | Lynn D. Kanga
    By the year 1000, the simple gospel had accumulated extensive ecclesiastical baggage. No longer was there only one mediator between God and man. The spiritually penitent had to seek the intervention of a priest — whether the priest was moral or not — by means of the confessional. And the priest, as the “representative of Christ,” assumed the right to “absolve” the sins of the sinner or — as an alternative — require acts of penance, often in the form of monetary gifts to the Church. Additionally, the priest might also require the spiritually penitent to seek the mediation of...