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  • Man who begs for money on New York streets revealed to be legendary comedian living in $3.5m home

    10/14/2011 12:36:41 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 78 replies
    was once known as 'The World's Foremost Authority'. Professor Irwin Corey, comedian, actor and left-wing political activist, strolls along Manhattan's East 35th Street pan-handling every day, seven days a week, for the last 17 years. Of course professor Corey - who has enjoyed a long and illustrious career spanning Broadway, television, theatre and comedy clubs - does not need the money. In fact he is not even homeless, despite his scruffy, scrawny appearance, but has an apartment in an affluent area of New York which he believes to be worth $3.5million. His reasons for posing as a homeless down-and-outer and...
  • A Wife's Revenge (humor, picture)

    06/07/2011 3:56:37 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 97 replies
    Facebook (a friend snapped this while visiting a local hotel) | June 7, 2011 | An Angry Wife
    A Facebook friend snapped this while visiting a local hotel.LOL!
  • The Sad Consequences of 'Shacking Up'

    05/29/2011 3:43:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 79 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2011 | Trevor Thomas
    Return to the Article May 29, 2011The Sad Consequences of 'Shacking Up'Trevor Thomas GA_googleFillSlot("AT_300_250_bottom"); Recently that Hollywood scholar Cameron Diaz gave us an illustration of the secular/godless worldview on marriage: "I do [think marriage is dead]. I think we have to make our own rules. I don't think we should live our lives in relationships based off old traditions that don't suit our world any longer." The current generation in America is shunning marriage for cohabitation at an unprecedented rate. According to the 2010 edition of the State of Our Unions report by the National Marriage Project at the...
  • Undies in a twist over 'Weiner wiener'

    05/28/2011 8:56:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5-28-2011 | Ginger Adams Otis
    Undies in a twist over 'Weiner wiener' by Ginger Adams Otis May 28, 2011 Call it Weiner-gate. Twitter followers of Rep. Anthony Weiner were shocked when a lewd photo popped up on his official account late Friday night. The photo of a bulging male member cloaked in gray briefs was directed to a single Twitter user -- but on view to all 45,000 of his followers. The wiener shot was the work of an unknown wag -- a computer hacker who gained access to the pol's passwords, his spokesman told The Post. "Anthony's accounts on both Facebook and Twitter were...
  • 16-year-old faces threats after challenging Michele Bachmann to a debate [May 20, 2011]

    05/28/2011 8:26:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2011 3:07 PM | Stephanie Condon
    A 16-year-old high school student says she is facing online threats after calling into question Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann's knowledge of the Constitution. What started as a harmless -- if cheeky -- way of pointing out Bachmann's historical mistakes has turned darker for New Jersey high school sophomore Amy Meyers, the Courier Post Online reports. Last month, Meyers posted an open letter online challenging Bachmann to a constitutional debate. "I have found quite a few of your statements regarding the Constitution of the United States, the quality of public school education and general U.S. civics matters to be factually incorrect,...
  • UK National Health Service Dangerous for Elderly

    05/28/2011 7:23:58 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Denial of treatment for those deemed “too old to invest in” isn’t the only hazard faced by those entrusted to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). Dehydration and starvation also take a toll. A recent study by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) indicated that dehydration contributes to 800 deaths and malnutrition to 300 deaths per year among those housed in NHS hospitals. Spokesperson for the Hospital Workers Union, Mildred Ratched, placed the blame primarily on the doctors. “Our people are just following orders,” Ratched said. “If the doctors wanted these patients to have food and water they should have...
  • Patrick Exploring GOP Senate Run In Texas

    05/28/2011 7:22:32 PM PDT · by randita · 20 replies
    Hotline On Call ^ | 5/28/11 | Kevin Brennan
    Patrick Exploring GOP Senate Run In Texas Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick (R) announced Friday on Laura Ingraham's radio show that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for the seat being vacated by retiring-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchsion (R-TX), potentially joining an already crowded Republican field. Patrick, a Houston-based conservative talk show host, brings another Tea Party-friendly voice to the race. "If I decide to enter the race I will be the only candidate with a proven conservative voting record and a long history of fighting for conservative causes," Patrick said in a statement to Hotline On Call. Speculation...
  • GOP Illinois Senator Pamela Althoff "sets the record straight" on “Illinois DREAM Act” bill

    05/28/2011 7:19:04 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 5 replies
    Sen. Althoff sets the record straight on “Illinois DREAM Act” bill. Recently, the Illinois Senate approved legislation (Senate Bill 2185) aimed at allowing student immigrants who have a valid taxpayer ID to invest in their college education – this legislation has been the subject of much misinformation on the Internet and in the media. The bill requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to create an Illinois DREAM Fund that will provide scholarships funded entirely from private contributions – no Illinois tax dollars will be directed toward these scholarships. In addition, to be eligible for the program, a student must be...
  • From today’s Bolt Report - holding alarmists to account

    05/28/2011 7:48:11 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 5 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | May 29, 2011 | Andrew Bolt
    [Video] From today’s Bolt Report - holding alarmists to account
  • Michigan redistricting plan targets suburban Detroit Dems

    05/28/2011 7:37:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2011 | Bernie Becker
    A draft redistricting plan in Michigan would place two incumbent Democratic congressmen in the same district, the Detroit News reports. The Republican plan would, as many observers have expected, place longtime Rep. Sandy Levin and Rep. Gary Peters, now in his second term, in the same suburban Detroit district. Michigan is set to lose one House seat in the next Congress, giving it 14 seats. Republicans hold all the power in the redistricting process, controlling the governorship and both houses of the state legislature. Some have suggested that Peters would run for another office rather than challenge more senior Democrats...
  • Romney vs. Palin: the stalking-horse victory scenario (a wake-up call to conservatives)

    05/28/2011 7:29:57 PM PDT · by techno · 87 replies
    May 28, 2011 | techno
    Stalking-horse definition: 1)Means to disguising a real objective 2)A deceptive candidate who is on the ballot or enters an election only to divide the opposition (eg conservative vote) so that his friend or ally can win the election coming up the middle In sports, there is an old saying: A team doesn't control its own destiny. In other words a team finds that it has to rely on another team not doing well or screwing up in order to advance to the playoffs themselves. In respect to the GOP primaries, CONSERVATIVES do control their own destiny. Roughly for every 1...
  • fail

    05/28/2011 8:13:53 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 25 replies
    Easily the most disturbing thing I have seen in awhile
  • Sarah Palin's Calling the Shots for the 2012 GOP Field(She driving them nuts)

    05/28/2011 7:56:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 28,2011 | Mark McKinnon
    She’s become the P.T. Barnum of politics. She’s the ringmaster of a political media circus who commands attention wherever she goes. Next week Palinpalooza kicks off another round of frenzy and speculation. What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? That is the Palin paradox. With pundits and the public atwitter, Palin begins her “One Nation” tour this weekend at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in Washington aboard a shiny new cross-country coach boldly emblazoned: “One Nation. Under God. Indivisible. With Liberty and Justice for All.” Next week, iconic images of Palin on a hawg will light...
  • LinkedIn Cookies Put User Accounts at Risk: Report

    05/28/2011 7:51:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Infopackets ^ | 2011-05-24 | Carlo Orlando
    Website LinkedIn.com has received some tough criticism as of late, after one security researcher revealed that the cookies used on the website leaves user accounts open to an online attack. In a recent blog, independent researcher Rishi Narang warned members of the business-oriented social network that the cookies found on the site may continue to remain active for up to one year. Extended Expiry Time Aids Hackers...the cookies remain active even after the user has logged out of their LinkedIn session. ... While LinkedIn continues to use an older cryptographic protocol for encryption called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) in order...
  • Memorial Day

    05/28/2011 8:22:45 PM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 32 replies
    May 28 2011 | Me (vanity)
    Visited Grandpa (WWI) and Grandma today at LI National .. tomorrow will visit Dad (WWII) and Mom at Calverton National. What is great is how there are US Flags planted on every site in every National Cemetery across this great land every year for Memorial Day God Bless those who served to help gain and preserve the freedoms of this great Nation .. and God Bless America
  • Obama Administration Eyeing Gun Control 'Under the Radar,' Groups Warn

    05/28/2011 8:20:18 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2011 | Judson Berger
    The Obama administration, after keeping gun control on the back burner for over two years, is prompting concern among gun rights groups that it's slowly starting to squeeze the trigger on tighter regulation. In the wake of the January shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, President Obama remained mostly quiet on the firearms front as lawmakers clamored for new restrictions. But the president has since made a public call for tougher background checks. The Justice Department launched a series of meetings with officials and advocates to examine gun control policy. And while gun-control bills in Congress have...
  • Michele Bachmann may struggle in Sarah Palin's shadow

    05/28/2011 8:18:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/28/2011 | Maeve Reston
    Despite their different backgrounds and resumes, some voters are uneasy about the possibility that Michele Bachmann will face the same harsh trajectory as Sarah Palin. In Iowa's conservative circles, Michele Bachmann's name seemed to be on everyone's lips last week. With a GOP presidential field that has left voters wanting more, the provocative "tea party" favorite arrived Friday seemingly well positioned to snap up supporters of 2008 Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee after he declined to run for 2012. Her visit here to attend several GOP fundraisers and private meetings with activists generated a flurry of speculation that the Minnesota...
  • Question about Military Service (Navy)

    05/28/2011 8:18:36 PM PDT · by mountainbunny · 18 replies
    self | Saturday, May 28th, 2011 | mountainbunny
    My dad died a few years ago, and today was the first time I've been able to see a photo of his gravestone. He's buried many hundreds of miles away, and I haven't see his grave since the stone was placed. Today is Decoration Day, and a relative was kind enough to take a photo and email it to me, which I appreciated tremendously.
  • Few would place bets on whether Palin is running for president

    05/28/2011 7:31:31 PM PDT · by randita · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/28/11 | Niall Stanage
    Few would place bets on whether Palin is running for president By Niall Stanage - 05/28/11 04:48 PM ET Sarah Palin has once again taken center stage and delighted her supporters with the announcement that she will begin a high-profile bus tour in Washington on Sunday. The tour has an obvious — and presumably intentional — resemblance to a campaign jaunt. But many people on both sides of the political divide remain skeptical that she will run, or that she has a viable path to the Republican presidential nomination if she does so. Then again, placing bets on Palin’s plans...
  • Sarah Palin now the favorite for the Republican nomination for president

    05/28/2011 8:02:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Central ^ | May 28, 2011 | Niall O'Dowd
    As we have often stated in these columns, Sarah Palin is consistently underrated by Republicans, Democrats and media alike as a possible contender for the White House. Now with the Republican field imploding in the past few weeks, suddenly Palin is back in the limelight again. Truth is she has never given up her ambition. She looks at this Republican field and sees huge weaknesses, from Mitt Romney's flip flops to Newt Gingrich's womanizing to Tim Pawlenty's lack of charisma. Sure she ceded the stage to Donald Trump's ill-fated run, but it was always clear that Trump would eventually slink...
  • 'Out of touch' Cate Blanchett

    05/28/2011 7:18:28 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 27 replies
    News.com.au ^ | May 29, 2011 | Brendan Hills
    CATE Blanchett has sparked outrage in the community with her decision to front an advertising campaign promoting the Federal [Australian] Government's controversial carbon tax. The millionaire Hollywood actor has been accused of being out of touch by spruiking the benefits of the tax that she can afford to pay, unlike many already hard-up Australians. The 42-year-old has teamed with Packed to the Rafters actor Michael Caton to be the faces of a series of TV ads branded "Say Yes", which will screen nationally from tonight. The ads are aimed at convincing the average Australian that a carbon tax is a...
  • Producing Propaganda: ‘Mainstream’ Media Tactics

    05/28/2011 7:18:31 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 12 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | May 26, 2011 | By Bob Ellis
    If you’ve never stopped to consider how the “mainstream” media manipulates your thoughts, feelings and reactions to elicit a response favorable to their agenda, you should watch this presentation. In fact, even if you have considered how the “mainstream” media molds the message to get you to feel what they want you to feel, this is still an informative presentation. Just realizing that they are attempting to affect the way you think and feel helps you to maintain the integrity of your thought process. Thankfully, the number of Americans who are onto this game has been growing for the past two...
  • Latvian president moves to dissolve Parliament

    05/28/2011 7:00:18 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    RIGA, Latvia – Latvian President Valdis Zatlers on Saturday called for the dissolution of the country's parliament after lawmakers blocked an anti-corruption investigation against a prominent politician.
  • There’s No Place Like Rome (Part Two)

    05/28/2011 7:13:51 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 7 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | May 29, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Many factors led to ancient Rome’s fall, say politically-correct experts. True. At the same time, there were many reasons to explain her rise too. Also forgotten: some stand out more than others. Thus, to ignore history’s greatest forces is to ignore her most important lessons. Standing on the work of the late historian Will Durant, Rabbi Daniel Lapin turns to big-picture ethics. “Excessive regulation, excessive government size and intrusion, and excessive and abusive taxation policies were only the tip of the iceberg. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes,...
  • DPS (Detroit Public Schools) Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To Fraud

    05/28/2011 7:12:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | May 24, 2011
    A former Detroit Public Schools bookkeeper plead guilty to writing fraudulent and unauthorized checks. Allen Swayze, 34, admitted Tuesday in court that he embezzled about $148,000 from the Breithaupt Career and Technical Center -- the DPS school that he worked at between August 2006 and May 2009. During that time, federal prosecutors say Swayze wrote the bad checks drawn on the school's bank accounts to himself, and then deposited the checks into his personal bank accounts.
  • 5 people ill from suspected pot brownies

    05/28/2011 7:04:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 28, 2011 | William Lee
    <p>Five people were taken to two Evanston-area hospitals this afternoon after they became ill from eating what was suspected to be marijuana-laced brownies, authorities said.</p> <p>None of the injuries was believed to be serious, Evanston fire officials said.</p> <p>Authorities were called to an apartment in the 1700 block of Chicago Avenue at about 4 p.m. for reports of several ill people, officials said. The victims were aged 19 and older, said Evanston Fire Division Chief Tom Janetske. He didn’t know their genders.</p>
  • Lockheed Martin hit by cyber incident, U.S. says

    05/28/2011 7:00:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/28/2011
    Lockheed Martin Corp, the world's biggest aerospace company and the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier by sales, has been hit by an unspecified cyber incident, the government said on Saturday. The Department of Homeland Security said it and the Defense Department had offered to help gauge the scope of a "cyber incident impacting LMCO," as the maker of fighter jets, ships and other major weapons systems is known. The U.S. government also has offered to help analyze "available data in order to provide recommendations to mitigate further risk," Chris Ortman, a Homeland Security official, said in an e-mailed reply to a...
  • Obama’s speech in Westminster Hall was heavy: but his big speech in Ireland was simply fraudulent

    05/28/2011 2:41:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 28, 2011 | William Oddie
    President Obama drinks a Guinness in Hayes Bar in Moneygall, County Offaly, during his visit to Ireland (Photo: Press Association)What one has always to remember, in speeches delivered abroad by statesmen from any democratic country—but especially from America—is that for them their most important audience is back home. President Obama’s performance in the medieval splendours of Westminster Hall, it seems, didn’t go down all that well back in the US of A: his meeting with the Cambridges got more media attention. Certainly, his oratory has often been more compelling; after the jokiness and rabble-rousing of a lot of his speech...
  • Members of Congress Are Exempt from Insider Trading Laws, Make 6% Per Yr Trading on Inside Info

    05/28/2011 2:39:24 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 21 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 05/28/2011 | Economic Policy Journal
    I wasn't aware of this, but apparently the damn hypocrite members of Congress are exempt from insider trading laws, when they vote on legislation that will impact their portfolio and as a result of knowledge they gain from their Congressional activities. Nice that the bastards have exempted themselves. Valerie Richardson at the Washington Times reports: Strict laws ban corporate executives from trading on their insider knowledge, but no restrictions exist for members of Congress. Lawmakers are permitted to keep their holdings and trade shares on the market, as well as vote on legislation that could affect their portfolio values. Not...
  • Eric Cantor’s 5% Growth Strategy

    05/28/2011 2:56:03 PM PDT · by Son House · 18 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | MAY 27, 2011 | LARRY KUDLOW
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor turned the policy temperature down on austerity this week by rolling out a strong economic-growth agenda. Headlined by a 25 percent top tax rate for individuals and business, the Cantor package includes regulatory relief, free trade, and patent protection for entrepreneurs. It’s job creation and the economy, stupid. Sounds Reaganesque? Well, Eric Cantor has a lot of Reagan blood in him. Back in 1980, while Cantor was still in high school, his father was the Virginia state treasurer of the Ronald Reagan presidential campaign. So the apple never falls far from the tree. In fact,...
  • What Does the SWAT Marine Data Dump Prove? (More details about the raid)

    05/28/2011 2:51:53 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 63 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 05/28/2011 | Tim Cavanaugh
    As Mike Riggs noted earlier, helmetcam footage of the Pima County, Arizona, Sheriff's Department SWAT raid that killed 26-year-old Marine Iraq veteran Jose Guerena has been released. The footage is part of a larger release that includes a debriefing [pdf] with Sgt. Bob Krygier, the primary supervisor per se during the operation; audio of the 911 call made by widow Vanessa Guerena (the only adult proximate witness to the slaying not affiliated with Arizona law enforcement); and a transcript [pdf] of Vanessa Guerena's interrogation shortly after Jose Guerena's death. Those links come from Fernanda Echávarri's excellent coverage in the Arizona...
  • Africa: Amnesty Reports on Sub-Saharan Africa's Human Rights Record

    05/28/2011 2:43:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | 13 May 2011 | Amnesty International
    The armed conflict in Darfur, Sudan, intensified throughout the year, resulting in tens of thousands of newly displaced people, some of whom crossed into neighbouring Chad. Civilians were directly targeted in some attacks by armed groups and by government forces. Parts of Darfur remained inaccessible to humanitarian organizations and the joint UN-African Union (AU) mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Humanitarian workers and UNAMID staff were frequently abducted in Darfur, following a pattern similar to that seen in eastern Chad in recent years. Various mediation efforts during the year produced no tangible results. Repression by the Sudanese authorities continued in Darfur, with...
  • Africa turmoil looms over food price rise

    05/28/2011 3:09:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | May 25, 2011 | unattributed
    Africa is facing what African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka calls a "Molotov cocktail" of rising food and oil prices that analysts fear could trigger widespread political upheaval like that which has swept the Arab world since January. There are concerns that the turmoil in North Africa, embracing Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco and Algeria, could mutate south into the sub-Saharan heart of the conflict-ridden continent, where democracy is in its infancy, although growing, populations are swelling and corruption and unemployment are rife. At the same time, popular anger is rising as foreign governments and corporations are pouncing on the continent's...
  • (Tennessee) Man's License Suspended After Charges Appear From 1987 (Charges not his)

    05/28/2011 3:04:24 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 71 replies
    WSVM ^ | 05/28/2011 | WSVM
    George Springer is at his wit's end. He has to prove that two tickets written 24 years ago are not his. "The county is making me prove that this was not me," Springer said. Springer got a letter from the Department of Safety telling him his driver's license was being suspended. The state recently discovered some old traffic charges - one was for speeding - had never shown up on his record. Springer told Channel 4 the tickets aren't his. He said he's never owned either of the cars listed on the citations and has never lived at the addresses...
  • Time Up For Sit-tight Leaders in Africa

    05/28/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Codewit World News - Sharing Nigerian and African News ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2011 | Obi Ebuka Onochie
    "Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike" Plato (BC 427 - 374BC). Open rigging and clinging brazenly to power have become common features of emerging democracies in the world today especially in Africa. Many Countries in Africa have become accustomed to "sit-tight dictators" or military style of leadership, with democracy being propelled by the West for their replacement. This is at the centre of the on-going conflict in many emerging democratic nations. Democratization of the world today as being championed by United States of...
  • Michigan Walgreens Pharmacist Jeremy Hoven Fired After Shooting at Robbers

    05/28/2011 2:57:28 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    In Benton Township, Michigan, two armed robbers wearing masks burst into a near-deserted Walgreens at 4:30 a.m. Drawing his own gun, he fired at the attackers and drove them off, saving not just himself but two Walgreens co-workers. By way of saying thanks, Walgreens fired him last week. Township police Lt. Delman Lange, after reviewing surveillance video, told the local paper, "If it was me, I would have done the same thing." Kosick says local residents are solidly behind his client. "I'd say 95 percent are in favor of what he did. It's really outraged people. Not just gun advocates...
  • Hamas Cleric Al-Astal: The Jews were Brought to Palestine for the "Great Massacre"...

    05/28/2011 3:34:28 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 33 replies
    Memri TV ^ | May 11, 2011 | Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Hamas MP and cleric Yunis Al-Astal, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on May 11, 2011: Yunis Al-Astal: The [Jews] are brought in droves to Palestine so that the Palestinians – and the Islamic nation behind them – will have the honor of annihilating the evil of this gang. […] All the predators, all the birds of prey, all the dangerous reptiles and insects, and all the lethal bacteria are far less dangerous than the Jews. […] In just a few years, all the Zionists and the settlers will realize that their arrival in...
  • Sustainable Development Commission Concludes Session without Agreement

    05/28/2011 3:30:32 PM PDT · by marsh2 · 18 replies
    United Nations ^ | 5/13/11 | Commission on Sustainable Development
    Sustainable Development Commission Concludes Session without Agreement on 10-Year Framework .....Earlier Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the Commission at the conclusion of its last session before the "vital" 2012 United Nations Conference of the Sustainable Development, which, like the original 1992 Earth Summit, will be held in Rio de Janeiro. He particularly highlighted the need to transform patterns of production and consumption and to reverse the trends of excessive resource use. “Achieving this goal will take a fundamental transformation in consumption patterns, lifestyle and values,” he said, emphasizing the vast challenges inherent in shifting global consumption and production patterns toward...
  • Diving off the Medicare Cliff

    05/28/2011 3:17:10 PM PDT · by bray · 39 replies
    self ^ | 5/28/11 | bray
    …and who also told us of your LOVE in the Spirit. Col 1:8 When did the Greatest Generation turn into a bunch of Socialist sissies? Here are the facts Mom and Dad, Social InSecurity and Medicare are dying and there is only one way to save them. We have to make some changes for the people paying the taxes and the eventual weaning them off the system. Eventually there will be a program of self directed investments rather than the fraudulent Ponzi scheme they are enslaved to now. Why in Socialist societies the only victims are the receivers, while the...
  • Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sends leftover pizza to Obama's hometown headquarters

    05/28/2011 3:48:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2011 | Christine Roberts
    Special delivery for President Obama: From Romney, with love? The former Massachusetts governor and all-but-declared presidential candidate sent his leftover pizza to President Barack Obama?a>??s election headquarters after a fundraising event in Chicago on Thursday. "Great deep dish at @ginoseast. Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team," he tweeted, adding a photo of the deliveryman. Jeff Himmel, president of Bravo Restaurants, Inc., which owns Gino’s East, wouldn't take sides, adding Obama is no stranger to his home-town restaurant's famed pies. "I’m quite certain that the President has visited our institution on several occasions and is familiar...
  • al-Khalili: Gorbachev, Castro, Nixon, and Brzezinski Admitted Islam Is the Only Model for Mankind

    05/28/2011 3:42:07 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 41 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | April 27, 2011 | Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)
    Following are excerpts from a statement by Mufti of Oman Ahmad Muhammad Al-Khalili, which aired on Al-Jazeera Network TV on April 27, 2011I: Muhammad Al-Khalili: After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev gave an interview on a British TV channel, and he was asked: "Can Communism survive in Vietnam and China?" He said: "No. Communism is dead, so it cannot survive." He was asked: "What is the alternative?" He said: "I don't believe that the alternative is capitalism, socialism, or democracy. The alternative is a different order. We have to adapt to a new civilization." That day, I asked...
  • White t-shirts are racist because, um, shut up

    05/28/2011 3:39:35 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/27/2011 | Jim Treacher
    Well, they’re white kids, except for the one who’s not white. And they’re wearing white. That’s (whiteness x 2) – 1. I call that a formula for racism. What more do they need to do, put on white hoods? Duh! Remember: An accusation of racism is its own proof. The more you protest it, the more real it becomes to those who are more enlightened than you.[ Video]
  • Forget the spin. Taxpayers still on the hook for auto bailouts

    05/28/2011 4:06:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | May 26,2011 | Examiner Editorial
    President Obama and two of his biggest union allies -- the United Auto Workers and the United Steelworkers -- plan to make the automotive bailout "a central issue" in the 2012 election, Politico reports. Republicans should view this as an opportunity. No issue better illustrates the deception, cronyism, disregard for the rule of law, and bad economic decisions of this White House than the auto bailouts. On Tuesday, Obama announced that Chrysler had paid back all "outstanding loans to the U.S. Treasury and American taxpayers." This is highly misleading. American taxpayers still own a 6.6 percent stake in Chrysler, which...
  • "Making Known the Unknown God: Paul at the Areopagus" (Sermon for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 17)

    05/28/2011 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 29, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Making Known the Unknown God: Paul at the Areopagus” (Acts 17:16-31)“Witness” has been a major theme running through the readings from the Book of Acts that we’ve had this Easter season. We’ve heard the church bearing witness to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world: Peter and the apostles speaking boldly before the Sanhedrin. Peter preaching Law and Gospel on the Day of Pentecost. Stephen bearing witness to Christ and becoming the first martyr of the church in the process. The church giving verbal testimony to the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, calling...
  • 'Aid Ship' Refuses to Let Israel Deliver Goods

    05/28/2011 4:22:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A group of self-proclaimed peace activists bringing dual-purpose materials to Gaza have refused to deliver the goods – preferring that they remain at sea rather than be transported through Israel. The activists are aboard a ship carrying 4.6 miles of sewage pipes. Materials such as pipes have been allowed into Gaza only under international supervision in recent years, as Hamas and other terrorist groups often use the pipes in manufacturing short-range rockets to fire on Israeli civilians (pictured right). However, under an agreement reached with the help of the Egyptian and Malaysian governments, the goods could be delivered to Gaza...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll Saturday, May 28, 2011: Obmam Ubama at -12, 50A 49D

    05/28/2011 4:29:45 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 6 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 5-28-2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-six percent (36%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12 (see trends).
  • Game On! Sarah Palin Running For President?

    05/28/2011 4:38:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | May 27, 2011 | Curt
    It seems Sarah is in: Sarah Palin is launching a nationwide bus tour starting Sunday in Washington, a Palin source has confirmed to POLITICO. The first stop will be at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally. Palin will then travel up the East Coast in a trip that will include her first stop in New Hampshire since running as the GOP’s vice presidential nominee in 2008. Palin will also be stopping at other spots of symbolic national significance on the East Coast, including the Civil War battlefields at Gettysburg and Antietam, and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. And Rush says...
  • Twitter chief picked as Obama telecom advisor

    05/28/2011 4:38:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/28/11 | AFP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama named Twitter's chief and a high-ranking Microsoft executive among a handful of technology veterans to be appointed as telecommunications security advisors. "I am proud to appoint such impressive men and women to these important roles, and I am grateful they have agreed to lend their considerable talents to this administration," Obama said in a White House press release available online Friday. "I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead," he continued in reference to those he picked to join his National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. The list...
  • Giving Vietnam's street kids a chance (Ho's lament)

    05/28/2011 4:40:02 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2011 | Danielle Berger
    Hanoi, Vietnam (CNN) -- Five years ago, Pham Binh Minh was a 15-year-old spending his nights on the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam's capital. With his father dead and his mother too poor to adequately feed or clothe him, Pham survived by collecting and selling scrap. "I didn't have time to make friends," he said. "The friends I did have ... would take me to do work that wasn't good. ... We would rob and steal from people. ... I was scared I would get arrested. I was scared people would hit me. I felt unsafe." It's an all-too-common story in...
  • Who Needs a Moon?

    05/28/2011 4:43:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Science ^ | 27 May 2011 | Govert Schilling
    BOSTON—The number of Earth-like extrasolar planets suitable for harboring advanced life could be 10 times higher than has been assumed until now, according to a new modeling study. The finding contradicts the prevailing notion that a terrestrial planet needs a large moon to stabilize the orientation of its axis and, hence, its climate. In 1993, French mathematicians Jacques Laskar and Philippe Robutel showed that Earth’s large moon has a stabilizing effect on our planet’s climate. Without the moon, gravitational perturbations from other planets, notably nearby Venus and massive Jupiter, would greatly disturb Earth’s axial tilt, with vast consequences for the...