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  • Paris doesn’t need your hashtag ‘heroics’

    11/17/2015 6:17:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 16, 2015 | 8:00pm | By Rich Lowry
    The instant online symbol of global support for Paris after last week’s attacks was a roughly rendered peace symbol with an Eiffel Tower in the middle of it. The French designer Jean Jullien sketched it as soon as he heard the news of the atrocity. He called it “Peace for Paris,” and it immediately became a sensation on social media. Its success is a sign of the times. We have become experts at treacly online mourning. We take grotesque atrocities and launder them into trite symbols and slogans that are usually self-congratulatory and, of course, wholly ineffectual. The 19th-century author...
  • Total BS on Facebook (vanity)

    11/14/2015 4:29:09 PM PST · by matginzac · 158 replies
    11/13/2015 | Me
    Friends on Facebook and imposing the French Flag in "solidarity".
  • Left-Right Divide on Gun Control:The Left asks,Does it feel good? The Right asks,Does it do good?

    10/06/2015 5:25:12 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    nat review ^ | 10/6/15 | d prager
    Assuming that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between the Right and the Left on the gun issue as it relates to mass murders, such as the one recently committed at Umpqua Community College? Why does the Left focus on more gun-control laws, and why doesnt the Right? One reason the Right doesnt focus on gun-control laws is quintessentially American. Many Americans believe that it is their right and even their duty to own guns...
  • Probing the Libertarian Mind

    05/18/2015 11:48:57 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2015 | John Horvat II
    "..........Indeed, The Libertarian Mind is a mixture of whatever the individual deems to be his interest. Whatever can consist of the reasonable libertarian outcry against big government and abusive regulations, or its excellent affirmation of free markets, rule of law and property rights. But whatever also consists of the throwing off of moral restraints that inhibit gratification and self-interest. Thus, the author obsesses about the urgent need for same-sex marriage, the end to pornography restrictions, and the right to legal drug use.Throughout his explanation,...(h)abits like drug abuse, for example, are only seen from the individuals perspective of happiness and not...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Rubio Is A Prune Packaged In Tinsel

    04/13/2015 9:02:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 87 replies ^ | April 13, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBCs The Rundown With Jos Daz-Balart, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz attacked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as the same old Republican ideas with a young Hispanic face saying he is a prune with some tinsel around it.
  • Dicks Sporting Goods suspends sales of modern rifles, takes guns off display at Conn. store

    12/18/2012 8:33:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | 12-17-12 | ap
    <p>PITTSBURGH A sporting goods chain says its suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut. Dicks Sporting Goods also says its removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place.</p>
  • If you think our real estate bubble was bad, just wait for China to implode

    01/11/2012 1:38:08 PM PST · by Corky Boyd · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | Junuary 11, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Tom Friedman, please take note. Chinas lack of political wrangling is not an asset, its what will drag it down. Friedmans and other liberals utopian dream of a benevolent dictator has never worked. It fails because unrestrained dictators, with the best of intentions, make mistakes often grandiose mistakes. And when they are criticized and challenged, they fight to hold on to power. And then they become the Stalins, the Pol Pots and the Kim Jong Ils of the world. And Chinas single party autocracy has made a grandiose mistake. It has embarked on a building spree that according to...
  • China Banks Nearly Bankrupt: "Every Province in China is Greece"

    11/16/2011 8:23:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | November 16, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    In one of these headline news stories that sounds shocking but is not shocking in the least, The Epoch Times reports Chinese TV Host Says Regime Nearly Bankrupt Chinas economy has a reputation for being strong and prosperous, but according to a well-known Chinese television personality the countrys Gross Domestic Product is going in reverse. Larry Lang, chair professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said in a lecture that he didnt think was being recorded that the Chinese regime is in a serious economic crisison the brink of bankruptcy. In his memorable formulation: every province in...
  • China's Economy Goes From Boom To Bust

    11/08/2011 5:37:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 8, 2011 | Editor
    Global Crisis: The news these days is filled with stories about the euro zone economies and their ongoing crisis. But another, potentially bigger and even more important crisis is brewing this one in China. Amid seemingly endless stories about the Chinese Miracle and how China's soaring economy is about to overtake the U.S. comes news that suggests the death of America as No. 1 may be exaggerated and, in fact, may be dead wrong. Indeed, China's economy may be on the cusp of a major growth reversal. The cause: China's imploding real estate market. Since late summer, Chinese...
  • Gust-blown pup survives 5-floor fall

    05/16/2010 5:54:39 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies · 632+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2010 | JESSICA SIMEONE and JAMES FANELLI
    <p>A mild-mannered Manhattan pooch turned into a flying furball when a gust blew him up, up and away off his owner's 11th-floor terrace in TriBeCa and sent him five stories down and 30 feet east to a rooftop.</p> <p>Alfie, a 4-year-old, 10-pound silky terrier, miraculously walked away from the flight with just a few bruises and scratches and a cut lip.</p>
  • Mundy Township man lucky to be alive after stranger pulls him from burning van

    03/14/2009 7:35:04 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 4 replies · 409+ views
    The Flint Journal ^ | March 13, 2009, 8:36 PM | RoNeisha Mullen
    MUNDY TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- On what was supposed to be the unluckiest day of the year, Kevin Conkey felt like the luckiest man alive. On Friday the 13th, he was pulled from his burning vehicle by a total stranger -- and without any injuries. "I'm lucky to be alive," said Conkey of Mundy Township. About 6:15 a.m., Conkey, a 50-year-old who has paraplegia, found himself sitting on a hill on U.S.-23 near I-96 watching his minivan burn. He'd had problems with the van earlier that morning, but was adamant about getting to work. "We'd had layoffs the day before, so...
  • Congress considering slavery apology

    02/29/2008 12:18:06 AM PST · by kingattax · 65 replies · 566+ views
    UPI ^ | Feb. 28, 2008
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress is considering an apology for slavery, something five states have done in the past year. While it has apologized before, Congress never apologized for slavery, USA Today reported Thursday. "We've seen states step forward on this," said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, noting resolutions in Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia. "I'm really shocked, just shocked" that the federal government hasn't apologized. "It's time to do so." Harkin said he and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., will propose an apology for slavery and subsequent "Jim Crow" laws that furthered racial segregation. Among...