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  • CNN’s New Programming Met With Resistance from Ad Buyers (The HORROR!)

    06/18/2014 4:09:45 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | 6-18-14 | Brian Steinberg
    The seeming standoff comes as CNN has been under more scrutiny in the past year. While CNN remains a go-to venue when big breaking news takes place, the network has found keeping viewers riveted to its screen a tougher task as competing news outlets have staked out new turf. Fox News Channel regularly wins more viewers than CNN. MSNBC provides competition as well. In the past year, new entrants have tested the waters. Al Jazeera America, while not generating big viewership, has bountiful cash reserves and a hard-news focus. Fusion, a new network backed by ABC and Univision, is experimenting...
  • Woman Dies from Apparent Drug Overdose After Attending Weekend 1 (Coachella)

    04/20/2014 1:08:40 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 28 replies
    NOTE: On the message board was a discussion about the 24-year-old girl who died of an apparent drug overdose at Coachella. The story is referenced here - http://pitchfork.com/news/54842-coachella-attendee-dies-after-collapsing-at-festival/ What is interesting is that some were mocking the poor girl's death. It turned into a political discussion with me saying I would not mock her death but would certainly mock someone evil, like Castro. Here is one of the most staggering responses, which shows what the left has done to the education system in this country: "Pretty sure when you weigh it all out, Castro is responsible for more positive effects...
  • Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    04/09/2014 6:21:49 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 23 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 4/9/14 | unknown
    Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty. The university said in a statement posted online that the decision had been made after a discussion between Ali and university President Frederick Lawrence. "She is a compelling public figure and advocate for women's rights, and we respect and appreciate her work to protect and defend the rights of women and girls throughout the world," said the university's statement. "That said, we cannot...
  • Are You A Fool?

    04/01/2014 6:58:03 PM PDT · by kindred · 6 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | DJP I.F.
    Today in America we have no shortage of fools. That is an obvious no-brainer. A fool is - in the Biblical sense - a stupid, wicked (especially impious), or vile person; fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman). A scoffer, blockhead or reprobate, a despiser of Almighty God and all that is truly good. The secular definition of fool is: one who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding. In both cases we see that the fool is a sound rejecter of the Laws of Nature, and of Nature's God. What is Foolishness to Whom? Conservatives, conservatism, and the adherence to...
  • NBC News poll: Pessimism defines the state of the union

    01/29/2014 6:16:39 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/ ^ | 1/28/2014 | Mark Murray,
    As President Barack Obama enters his sixth year in the White House, 68 percent of Americans say the country is either stagnant or worse off since he took office, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Just 31 percent say the country is better off, and a deep pessimism continues to fuel the public's mood. Most respondents used words like “divided,” “troubled,” and “deteriorating” to describe the current state of the nation. On the eve of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, more than six-in-10 Americans believe that the nation is headed in the wrong direction and 70...
  • Chamber of Commerce Launches $50 Million War on Tea Party

    12/27/2013 7:13:52 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 78 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 27, 2013 | Cathy Burke
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ready to take on the tea party in 2014 Senate primaries and elections with a deep-pocketed boost of establishment and business Republican candidates. "Our No. 1 focus is to make sure, when it comes to the Senate, that we have no loser candidates," Chamber strategist Scott Reed told The Wall Street Journal. "That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket."
  • Hollywierd Outrage: It's A Wonderful Life 2". (NOT a Joke)

    11/18/2013 2:33:43 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 41 replies
    Variety ^ | 11/18/13 | Dave McNary
    Star Partners and Hummingbird Prods. are collaborating on production of a sequel to Frank Capra’s iconic 1946 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which starred Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. The sequel, titled “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” is being financed by Allen J. Schwalb of Star Partners who will also produce along with Bob Farnsworth of Hummingbird. The duo are aiming to get the movie into theaters for the 2015 holiday season. Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey’s daughter “Zuzu” in the original, will return for the “Wonderful Life” sequel as an angel who shows Bailey’s...
  • Why Do Liberals Believe What They Believe?

    09/14/2013 4:49:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    Do you know of any place you can go to find a rational, well-thought out economic argument for liberalism? I can't. And that's really strange considering the degree to which this political philosophy dominates our culture. By the term "liberalism" I mean the intellectual effort to apologize for and defend economic programs primarily associated with Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. There are four main ones: •The substitution of regulation for markets, •The substitution of social insurance for private provision, •The nationalization of welfare, and •The manipulation of the economy by the government. It is difficult to exaggerate how completely this...
  • Fox supercut (Video) shows Obama’s evolving message on Syria

    09/11/2013 7:38:23 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 14 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 09/10/2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday night after President Barack Obama’s address to the nation urging the public and Congress to back his proposal for intervention in Syria, Fox News ran a video of all the different statements from Obama and members of his administration. The four-and-a-half minute video shows how the Obama administration evolved from the “red line” declaration back on August 20, 2012 to the president’s ambiguous address on Tuesday night. It also included other aspects of the president’s policy toward Syria including the timing of the strike, the use of diplomacy and the extent to which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad poses...
  • Fool's Errand (Syria situation in a nutshell)

    06/16/2013 5:23:08 AM PDT · by Dartman · 21 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 15, 2013 | Ezra Levant
    Full title; Fool’s errand: It’ll be anything but smooth sailing if we send troops to Syria to defend a no-fly zone In 1982, Muslim extremists launched a civil war against Syria’s dictator, Hafez Assad. His soldiers chased them to the town of Hama, surrounded the city and pounded it with artillery for a solid month. Thirty thousand men, women and children were killed. The rebellion died, too. Assad bequeathed his dictatorship to his son, Bashar, who now faces a similar revolt by similar extremists. Credible reports put the death toll of the current civil war at 93,000. That’s sad. But...
  • Man Apparently Attempts Suicide Outside ‘Today’ Show Studio in NYC

    06/06/2013 7:41:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/6/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A man apparently attempted suicide outside NBC’s “Today” show studio in New York City Thursday morning, requiring the crowd to be evacuated and the show’s anchors to move inside.
  • The Expulsion of the Moors

    05/18/2013 7:32:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/18/2013 | Mike Konrad
    To this day, the Muslims of the world lament the loss of Andalus, the Arabic name for their Spanish Kingdom. While every Muslim knows what a mortal blow the loss of Spain was, few in the West are aware that even after the fall of Granada, the Spanish were not so easily rid of Islam.
  • Florida DJs May Face Felony for April Fools' Water Joke Worse Than Rubio's

    04/04/2013 7:49:13 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    The Atlantic Wire.com ^ | 2APR2013 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    Florida country radio morning-show hosts Val St. John and Scott Fish are currently serving indefinite suspensions and possibly worse over a successful April Fools' Day prank. They told their listeners that "dihydrogen monoxide" was coming out of the taps throughout the Fort Myers area. Dihydrogen monoxide is water.
  • Google Apologizes to Christians For Easter Cesar Chavez 'Doodle'

    04/01/2013 6:19:42 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 226 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 1, 2013 | By Mr. Zatam Azal
    Google’s decision to mark Easter Sunday with a doodle of leftist icon Cesar Chavez atop its search engine angered some users in what they see as a snub of Jesus on the day Christians mark his resurrection. However, Google executives offered quick apologies for the snub, issuing this statement: "We at Google honor Easter and are mortified that our Doodle of Chavez in any way upstaged this Holy Christian Holiday. We are reviewing the way Google Doodles are chosen on a go-forward basis." The statement appeared to appease some high-profile Christian figures. "I'm not much of a fan of Google,"...
  • No One is Coming to Take Your Guns (bozo editor alert)

    02/16/2013 10:10:42 AM PST · by freeandfreezing · 76 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | 2/16/2013 | Sam Pollak
    I have some very disappointing news for some of the more-virulent foes of sane gun-control legislation. If you’re what the National Rifle Association loves to call a “law-abiding American citizen,” no one is going to take away your guns.
  • Black Reality TV and the Rebirth of Fool

    01/12/2013 9:42:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Root ^ | January 12, 2013 | Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D.
    It's official. Reality-television executives have lost their minds. The reality-TV shows featuring mostly black casts debuting in 2013 are setting back images of black folks in television at least 60 years. While critics are obsessed with the controversial film Django Unchained, there is a movement taking place in reality television that has elevated black buffoonery to the highest level possible while diminishing black culture to the lowest level in recent memory. The images of blacks on TLC's reality shows Best Funeral Ever and The Sisterhood and Oxygen's All My Babies' Mamas are appalling. They are also reminiscent more of images...
  • Feeling Hopeful, More Becoming Entrepreneurs (Bizarro World Alert)

    11/29/2012 1:11:18 PM PST · by crosshairs · 31 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/29/12 | unknown
    In a sign that more Americans are feeling upbeat about their economic prospects, more people were running or starting new businesses in 2011 - the highest level since 2005, according to a study released Thursday. More than 29 million Americans were engaged in entrepreneurship last year - a 60 percent gain from 2010, according to a report issued by Babson College and Baruch College. And nearly 40 percent of these entrepreneurs are expected to create more than five new jobs during the next five years. "There is renewed interest in entrepreneurship," said Donna J. Kelley, associate professor of Entrepreneurship at...
  • Colin Powell expresses support for gay marriage

    05/23/2012 2:47:50 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 61 replies
    The Ticket ^ | May 23 , 2012 | Laura E. Davis
    Two weeks after President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday that he has "no problem with it." [snip] "But, as I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones," the retired Army general said. "And they are as stable a family as my family is. And they raise children. And so I don't see any reason not to say that they should be able to get married."
  • Comments from Arkansas primary election voters

    05/22/2012 5:05:09 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    necn.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | N/A
    What Arkansas voters had to say after casting ballots in Tuesday's primary election: Bobby Smith, a 73-year-old retired aircraft mechanic, cast an early ballot for President Barack Obama even though he said he disagreed with the president's stand on gay marriage. "They don't have but two names on the ballot: President Obama and that other guy," Smith said outside a community center in downtown Little Rock where other people were voting on Tuesday. "I don't know anything about the other guy," he said, referring to John Wolfe. ___ Sarah Edmondson, 57, of Lonoke said she voted for Wolfe for president,...
  • Unicorn Cookbook Found at the British Library

    04/01/2012 5:12:33 AM PDT · by Méabh · 59 replies
    The British Library ^ | 01 April 2012 | The British Library
    A long-lost medieval cookbook, containing recipes for hedgehogs, blackbirds and even unicorns, has been discovered at the British Library. Professor Brian Trump of the British Medieval Cookbook Project described the find as near-miraculous. "We've been hunting for this book for years. The moment I first set my eyes on it was spine-tingling."
  • (No April Fools) The U.S. Is Now No. 1 - In Corporate Tax Rates

    03/31/2012 11:40:49 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | March 11, 2012
    Taxes: As the president complains once again that oil companies are getting unfair tax breaks, the U.S. passes Japan as the leader in business taxes. Workers, investors and entrepreneurs will bear the cost. On April 1, Japan will cut its corporate tax rate to 36.8% from 39.5%. This includes a 10% surtax that will expire in 2014. As it does, the U.S. will officially have the highest corporate tax rate in the world, with average combined federal and state profit levies of 39.2%. And, no, this is not an April Fools' joke. The news comes after President Obama once again...
  • D-Wade dons hoodie to remember Trayvon

    03/23/2012 9:31:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is the latest celebrity to publicly come out in support of Trayvon Martin. Wade posted the picture above on his Twitter page on Friday and made it his avatar as well. Along with the picture, Wade added the hashtags: #hoodies, #stereotype and #trayvonmartin. Several other actors and sports stars are posting pictures of themselves in hoodies in honor of the Miami Gardens teenager.
  • Education: Waiting For Lewis Black

    01/16/2012 4:15:43 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 13 replies
    rightsidenews.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [This is the entire article:] According to a movie and book that came out in 2010, everyone is Waiting For Superman. That would be the heroic, miraculous, too-good-to-be-true school that will swoop down into even the worst neighborhoods and rescue all those bad-luck kids. Me, I’m not counting on Superman. Public schools are too weird. The Man of Steel will look foolish fighting to the death against silly putty. To speak truth about this demented demimonde, we need a voice, a mind, a way of thinking as deranged as the system itself. We need Lewis Black. You know him, of...
  • Even Richard Dawkins is Right Sometimes (Is the Biblical story of Adam and Eve a myth?)

    11/29/2011 12:32:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 417 replies
    Religious Dispatches ^ | 11/28/2011 | Paul Wallace
    For the last several months there has been a flurry of discussion—mostly online, of course—about the impossibility of a literal Adam & Eve (see, e.g., here and here and here). This ruling-out has been accomplished recently by the Human Genome Project, which indicates that anatomically modern humans emerged from primate ancestors about 100,000 years ago, from a population of something like 10,000. In short, science has confirmed what many of us already knew: there was not a literal first couple. So what else can we learn from this story? Plenty, it turns out. Peter Enns, a biblical scholar who blogs...
  • WikiLeaks' money woes brings end to leak of secrets

    10/24/2011 11:22:41 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 10-24-11 | Christopher Hope
    WikiLeaks is to stop publishing state secrets because it is running out of money, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. he whistleblowing website set up by Julian Assange said that it is temporarily suspending publication of leaks to fight a “blockade” by credit card companies. The refusal to accept donations has cost the website “tens of millions of dollars” in lost funding, the website said. (SNIP) WikiLeaks continued in its statement: “As a result, WikiLeaks has been running on cash reserves for the past eleven months. “The blockade has cost the organization tens of millions of pounds in ost donations at...
  • American Jewish fools

    10/01/2011 11:37:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 10/1/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Caroline Glick reports that American Jews cannot tell their friends from their enemies. According to a Gallup poll released last month, 80% of American Jews have favorable views of American Muslims. Seventy percent believe that they are not supportive of al-Qaida. These data indicate that American Jews are second only to American Muslims in their support for Muslim Americans. Indeed 6% more American Jews than American Muslims believe that American Muslims face prejudice due to their religion. American Jewish championing of American Muslims is disconcerting when compared with American Jewish treatment of the philo-Semitic Evangelical Christians. Matthew Knee discussed this...
  • (Calif.)Bankruptcy Court declares Defense of Marriage Act invalid

    06/14/2011 3:39:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6-14-11 | Carol J. Williams
    The largest bankruptcy court in the country has declared the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act a violation of the Constitution's equal protection guarantee. The decision signed by 20 judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California is the first bankruptcy court to address the constitutionality of the law passed by Congress 15 years ago which prohibits federal government recognition of same-sex marriage. The decision came in a case in which a legally married gay couple was seeking to jointly file for bankruptcy. The ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas A. Donovan in Los Angeles adds weight...
  • Boulder County youths sue state over climate change (Colorado)

    05/11/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 42 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 5-11-11 | Vanessa Miller
    Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez, 11, of Boulder, is a leader of the Colorado-based Earth Guardian group and one of the plaintiffs named in the suit against the state of Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The goal is to "force action on climate change" in all 50 states, translating to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and implementation of reforestation programs, according to the lawsuit. A gathering of thousands of young people is planned in Denver on Saturday, one of dozens of marches around...
  • Spill damage trawl accidentally drowns dolphins

    04/02/2011 12:30:56 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 4 replies
    MiamiHerald.com ^ | Saturday, 04.02.11 | AP - Anonymous
    NEW ORLEANS -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says federal scientists catching fish to test for possible damage from last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill accidentally drowned three dolphins. Spokeswoman Connie Barclay says the pantropical spotted dolphins were caught Wednesday from a trawl off the research ship Pisces, which works out of Pascagoula, Miss. She said Friday that NOAA will investigate whether all proper procedures were followed.
  • "43% of Americans would consider voting for Charlie Sheen over Barack Obama!"

    03/18/2011 7:48:33 AM PDT · by curth · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Thursday, March 17, 2011 | William A Jacobson
    I have expressed my concerns with Public Policy Polling before. PPP is a traditionally Democratic firm which now is the official pollster for DailKos, and has a tendency to put a heavy spin on its poll results. Today PPP officially beclowned itself, releasing a poll which, among other things, pitted Charlie Sheen against, respectively, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. Do serious pollsters engage in such publicity stunts? But it gets even worse, because PPP cherry picked the data to spin the poll against Sarah Palin, with this headline, Palin trails Sheen with independents. And indeed, according to the cross-tabs, Sheen...
  • Gawker Misspells 'New Hamshire'[sic] in Article Slamming Bachmann as Ignorant.

    03/13/2011 7:09:40 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 19 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 3/3/2011 | Patrick1
    Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is an accomplished woman — a former federal tax attorney, mother of five, longtime conservative activist — but evidently not a specialist in colonial history or New England geography. Speaking at an event Saturday in Manchester, N.H., Bachmann misplaced the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” producing much guffawing from liberals. Apparently, Gawker editor Jeff Neumann was so eager to jump on the dogpile he didn’t have time to spellcheck: No one has ever accused Tea Partiers of being especially bright, but Michele Bachmann blew it pretty hard today in New Hamshire. …
  • Muslims without Shariah are like Fish out of Water (Islam Takes All the Guess Work Out of Life)

    03/06/2011 10:06:42 AM PST · by STD · 21 replies
    Shariah4America ^ | 03-06-11 | Shariah4America
    Muslims without Shariah are like Fish out of Water Many Muslims do not understand the significance of the Shari’ah in their lives as well as its importance in society.
  • Are You a Fool? Part 5

    01/04/2011 11:37:43 AM PST · by hawkins · 5 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/04/2010 | Travis Main
    Fools and Their ConsequencesIsaac Newton is known as a great mind of science who has influenced the minds of men in many disciplines. What many do not realize is he was also a great influence in the realm of theology. Mr. Newton while not flawless in the religious realm has created some excellent commentary upon God’s truth from the Bible. Mr. Newton is well noted for his observation and recording of three laws of motion. It is the third of these from which application to this final article regarding fools will be drawn.Newton’s Third Law of Motion: To every action...
  • Are You a Fool? Part 4

    01/01/2011 8:34:38 PM PST · by hawkins · 6 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/01/2010 | Travis Main
    Fools and Their Knowledge“The wise man built his house upon the Rock. The wise man built his house upon the Rock. The wise…”. It is quite likely any person reading the above words knows they are from one of the first Sunday school songs a child learns. They are based on the Biblical passage Matthew 7:24-27. In a nutshell, a wise man builds the house of his life on the Rock foundation which is Christ. The foolish man builds his house upon a foundation of sand which is the foundation of man and is not stable. When the storms of...
  • Are You a Fool? Part 3

    12/31/2010 12:01:24 AM PST · by hawkins · 5 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 12/31/2010 | Travis Main
    Fools and their AngerTom is driving down the road. He has his radio playing light jazz and he is moving along with the speed of the end of the day traffic. His mind is paying attention to the surroundings about him, but he is also thinking about the weekend soon to come. He is really looking forward to getting home to his wife and children. Presently, he hears loud long blasts of a car horn next to him. When he turns his head to look he observes another man all red faced, eyes bulging, apparently screaming at the top of...
  • Are You a Fool? Part 2

    12/30/2010 12:03:26 PM PST · by hawkins · 3 replies · 1+ views
    That Christian Website ^ | 12/30/2010 | Travis Main
    Fools and their Speech“Ihay, I maay a oolfay nday I aysay Oolishfay ingsthay!” It sure would be nice if all people who were engaged in foolish actions or speech would automatically speak in only Pig Latin. Immediately, the choice of whether or not a man wanted to follow the lead of a fool would be obvious. Sometimes man is ignorant or deceived into foolish activities or speech, making himself guilty without informatively choosing foolishness. While still guilty of foolishness through participation, the individual would have most likely wanted to know what he was getting into beforehand. Unfortunately, foolishness is not...
  • Are You a Fool? Part 1

    12/29/2010 10:52:40 PM PST · by hawkins · 3 replies · 3+ views
    That Christian Website ^ | 12/30/2010 | Travis Main
    Fools and Their DisobedienceThis is the first article in a series of articles on fools. Some people may hear the word fool and think of a silly friend or comedian. However, most folks associate the word fool with a negative connotation. The Bible has much to say about fools and without hesitation it presents the foolish in a negative light. Why study fools? If the Bible frowns on the foolish, then it would behoove man to learn about fools so that they can avoid being one. The series to be embarked upon will examine foolishness in a number of categories:...
  • Take it back (Biden Rallies the Troops)

    09/27/2010 1:58:10 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 20 replies
    MyDemocrats.Org and BarackObama.Com ^ | 27 September 2010 | Joe Biden
    I'll tell you one thing that worries me about this election: There's a small group of billionaires and corporate special interests that are trying to buy their way back into power. They're spending their fortunes to defeat our folks and elect some of the most right-wing Republicans this country has ever seen. We've launched the By the People Fund to fight back, with the goal of reaching 3 million grassroots donations to power the most ambitious on-the-ground effort ever waged in an election like this. Here's the deal: We're only 22,981 donations away from shattering that goal right now....
  • American woman freed by Iran is grateful, humbled

    09/14/2010 11:11:22 AM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 09/14/10 | NASSER KARIMI
    TEHRAN, Iran – The American woman released by Iran on Tuesday after more than a year in prison said she was humbled and grateful to Iran's president for her freedom shortly before she boarded a flight to the nearby Gulf sultanate of Oman where her mother was awaiting her. Iran freed Sarah Shourd, 32, after a $500,000 bail was paid to win her freedom.
  • Obama's Silver Lining?

    09/06/2010 4:47:00 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 6, 2010 | Jeffrey Folks
    Oddly enough, Obama's highly educated squad of advisors has failed to identify the chief cause of unemployment: lack of growth in the economy. In fact, the word "growth" is noticeably absent in Obama's speeches. Instead, there is a great deal in his addresses about "fairness," "subsidies," "stimulus," and "benefits." There is nothing about the sort of growth that stems from private investment based on the worthy expectation of profit. As Obama put it in one of the most sophomoric pronouncements in presidential history: "Now is not the time" for profits. Has the President ever considered the fact that his relentless...
  • Illegal immigrants prop up Social Security

    09/03/2010 9:42:03 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 22 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | Frank Cerabino
    We got some troubling news this week - illegal immigration is declining. It's not only bad for those who intend to parlay brown-invasion paranoia into a government job (yes, I'm talking to you, Rick Scott), but also to anybody who's concerned about the future of Social Security. Illegal immigrants, it turns out, have been a godsend to the nation's retirement system. And if they go, we'll be in more trouble than we already are.
  • God did not create the universe, says Hawking

    09/02/2010 2:40:29 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 193 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 2, | Michael Holden
    LONDON (Reuters) – God did not create the universe and the "Big Bang" was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book. In "The Grand Design," co-authored with U.S. physicist Leonard Mlodinow, Hawking says a new series of theories made a creator of the universe redundant, according to the Times newspaper which published extracts on Thursday.
  • Poll shows more Americans think Obama is a Muslim

    08/18/2010 6:56:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 8/19/2010 | Jon Cohen and Michael D. Shear
    The number of Americans who believe -- wrongly -- that President Obama is a Muslim has increased significantly since his inauguration and now account for nearly 20 percent of the nation's population. Those results, from a new Pew Research Center survey, were drawn from interviews done before the president's comments about the construction of an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero, and they suggest that there could be serious political danger for the White House as the debate continues. The president's religion, like his place of birth, has been the subject of Internet-spread rumors and falsehoods since before he began...
  • Nuclear Physicist Describes Vast UFO Cover-Up

    06/07/2010 1:39:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 279 replies · 719+ views
    aolnews ^ | 6-7 | Lee Speigel
    "Some UFOs are intelligently controlled extraterrestrial spacecraft, and this is the biggest story of the millennium." These words are not the rantings of a deranged individual looking for attention or a comfortable straitjacket. Stanton Friedman is a maverick of sorts. Employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist for companies like General Electric, General Motors, Westinghouse and Aerojet General Nucleonics, he worked on highly classified programs involving nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets. In 1958, UFOs caught his attention, and Friedman has since lectured about this subject at more than 700 colleges and professional groups in all 50 states and...
  • Be Nice to a Democrat Today

    04/01/2010 12:56:03 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 20 replies · 429+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | April 1, 2010 | John F. Di Leo
    It’s tempting to be angry at Democrat voters for the way they vote. They’ve turned a recession into a depression… they’ve taken the greatest healthcare system on earth and put it in grave jeopardy of collapse… they’ve nationalized banks and car companies. The wreckage they’ve caused is incalculable. But we need to look at it from their side, for once: They didn’t mean to do these things, they just got conned by their party's candidates. Democrat politicians have fooled union laborers into striking their jobs out of existence... or taxed their employers out of the country. They’ve fooled the poor...
  • Welcome to National Atheists Day!

    04/01/2010 7:48:12 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 8 replies · 291+ views
    The Bible | 4/1/10 | hoagy62
    Welcome to National Atheists Day. Why is it called that? I know it's not an official designation, but it could be. You might be asking yourself...WHY would this be National Atheists Day? Quite simple, friend. Just look at the Bible, the Book of Psalms, chapter 14, and verse 1... Psalms 14:1 (HCSB) The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.”
  • Voice Command Copier Prank, Just In Time for April Fool's

    03/29/2010 8:22:55 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 23 replies · 2,694+ views
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 03/26/10 | Brian Barrett
    Ruthless in its simplicity. Diabolical in its detail. And so, so much fun watching coworkers yell "COLLATE" for hours on end. [Reddit via Next Round]
  • Rowdy protester target funding cuts at US campuses

    03/05/2010 6:43:43 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 10 replies · 438+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-5-2010 | TERENCE CHEA
    BERKELEY, Calif. – Students carried out raucous rallies on college campuses nationwide Thursday in protests against deep education cuts that turned violent as demonstrators threw punches and ice chunks in Wisconsin and blocked university gates and smashed car windows in California. At least 15 protesters were detained by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police after as many as 150 students gathered at the student union then moved to an administrative building to deliver petitions to the school chancellor. University spokesman Tom Luljak said campus police allowed one person inside, But when she emerged, she encouraged everyone to rush the building, he said....
  • A Vast Confederacy of Fools... (Which I knew who wrote this)

    02/27/2010 7:50:44 AM PST · by foutsc · 18 replies · 1,120+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 27 Feb 10 | silverfiddle
    Great quote. Too bad we don't know who wrote it.... The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.  It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.  The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us.  Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to...
  • Will Republicans, Once Again, Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory?

    02/10/2010 8:04:39 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 689+ views
    Congressional Republicans may resurrect ObamaCare from the dead. You read that right… Republicans in Congress may actually fall for a political trap being set by Barack Obama designed to breathe new life into ObamaCare. That’s why it’s imperative we take decisive and immediate action to stop them. As reported by The New York Times: "President Obama said Sunday that he would convene a half-day bipartisan health care session at the White House to be televised live this month, a high-profile gambit that will allow Americans to watch as Democrats and Republicans try to break their political impasse." Of course, you...