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  • Narcissist in Chief? How Trump's Ego Reflects US Culture

    01/12/2016 11:00:42 PM PST · by kik5150 · 46 replies
    Live Science ^ | 01/08/15 | Stephanie Pappas
    With less than a month to go before Iowa's Republican primary caucus, Donald Trump remains atop the presidential candidate polls. His popularity appears unblemished despite brash statements, personal insults thrown at his opponents and rampant speculation over his perceived narcissistic tendencies. Trump surely displays enormous self-regard; in June, for example, he boasted that he'd be "the greatest jobs president that God has ever created." In September, he promised, "We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with winning." Egoism is a trait Trump seems proud of, in fact. In 2013, he wrote in...
  • One Expert Says, Yes, Donald Trump is a Fascist. And It’s Not Just Trump.

    01/08/2016 10:56:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Tikkun Magazine ^ | January 5, 2016 | Richard Steigmann-Gall
    In ways that immediately brought to mind dangerous parallels with the yellow Star of David patch worn by Jews during the Third Reich, Donald Trump in November suggested that Syrian refugees, posing as allegedly dangerous Fifth Columnists, should wear badges on account of their Muslim faith so that they could not infiltrate American society and carry out plots against the nation. When asked by a reporter whether he thought the comparison with Nazi Germany was a fair one, Trump responded "you tell me." So shocking have been these and similar statements that not just liberal voices and outlets, but even...
  • radios, motorcycles and lots of bikes:Paris drains iconic canal for the first time in 15 years

    01/06/2016 4:47:54 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    Daily ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    An iconic Parisian canal is being drained for the first time in 15 years and a whole host of bizarre and unexpected objects have already surfaced. The Canal Saint-Martin is at the heart of the French capital’s 10th arrondissement, one of the city’s most exclusive and fashionable districts. But in recent years the area has developed a reputation for its lively nightlife, and a magnet for tourists and locals alike. Residents blame this surge in popularity as the reason for some of the more bizarre objects that have been discovered lurking in the canal. The last time the three-mile stretch...
  • Federal judge: Drinking tea, shopping at a gardening store is probable cause

    12/29/2015 6:06:30 PM PST · by Twotone · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2015 | Radley Balko
    In April 2012, a Kansas SWAT team raided the home of Robert and Addie Harte, their 7-year-old daughter and their 13-year-old son. The couple, both former CIA analysts, awoke to pounding at the door. When Robert Harte answered, SWAT agents flooded the home. He was told to lie on the floor. When Addie Harte came out to see what was going on, she saw her husband on his stomach as SWAT cop stood over him with a gun.
  • Juniata College: Urinals Gone; Men Must Sit Down To Pee

    12/27/2015 2:27:50 PM PST · by huckfillary · 117 replies ^ | December 27, 2015 | Artful Dilettante
    Juniata College, a small liberal arts college nestled in the hills of south-central Pennsylvania, has become the first college in the United States to order the removal of every urinal from campus. The vote by the college Board of Trustees was unanimous. The change was in response to an intense years-long campaign by a little-known, militant feminist group called Chicks Against Dicks (CAD). The group employed numerous tactics including petitions, lawsuits, and the occasional smashing of functioning campus urinals. Juniata President James A. Troha, androgynous but not transgender, was giddy over the vote. In remarks delivered breathelessly, Troha said, “Urinals...
  • In 1999 Memo, Ted Cruz Took Milder Tone on Immigration

  • Americans' Own Healthcare Ratings Little Changed Since ACA

    11/22/2015 1:23:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies ^ | 11/19/15 | Frank Newport
    Americans' overall satisfaction with the total cost they pay for their healthcare has been generally stable over the past 14 years. .....Americans cite cost as the most urgent health problem facing the U.S. today. One might expect that their satisfaction with healthcare costs would drop after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought more previously uninsured people into the system and made changes to coverage. However, satisfaction with healthcare costs has remained relatively stable. The current 57% who are satisfied is lower than the 62% measured in November 2009 -- the year before the ACA was signed into law.
  • Solar system may be one of a kind

    08/05/2004 10:56:29 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 109 replies · 1,892+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, August 5, 2004
    Our solar system may be unique after all, despite the discovery of at least 120 other systems with planets, astronomers said on Wednesday. All the other solar systems that have been found have big, gassy planets circling too close to their stars to allow them to be anything like Earth or its fellow planets, the British and U.S.-based researchers said. If that is the case, Earth-like planets will be very rare, the astronomers write in the latest issue of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. "Maybe these other extrasolar systems ... contain only the giant planets," said Mario...
  • Austrian Town of 1,600 Drowns in Migrant Feces and Garbage (Video)

    10/18/2015 6:30:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/17/15 | Jim Hoft
    Nickelsdorf, Austria is drowning in migrant feces and garbage in unparalleled dimensions. There is trash everywhere.
  • Volvo to build bin collecting robots

    09/17/2015 11:58:12 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 Sep 2015 | Ian Douglas
    Volvo has a vision about rubbish. They want to replace bin collectors with autonomous robots, and they want to do it by summer 2016. (snip) The drones will accompany a dustcart, itself developed by another partner, the recycling company Renova, with a single driver who would sit, clean and at ease, in his or her cab as the robots do the dirty heavy lifting. The driver would not have direct control over the drones, but would act as their supervisor. (snip) The image that accompanies the announcement of the project shows robots that look like a cross between a Segway...
  • An Unprecedented Success for Electronic Dance Music and Its D.J.s

    09/10/2015 8:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 9/9/2015 | STEPHEN HEYMAN
    Late last month, Forbes published its list of the worlds top-earning D.J.s. Calvin Harris, 31, who less than a decade ago was stocking groceries in a Scottish supermarket, came in first place, earning $66 million over a 12-month period beginning in June last year through club fees, endorsement deals and music royalties
  • Atari games buried more than 30 years ago in New Mexico landfill

    09/02/2015 10:11:19 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/2/15 | By Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter
    A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months. The April 2014 dig ended speculation surrounding an urban legend and proved it to be true that Atari discarded hundreds of games, including E.T. The Extraterrestrial, more than 30 years ago. In addition to the E.T. cartridges, Joseph Lewandowski found more than 60 other titles including Asteroids, Missile Command, Warlords, Star Raiders, Swordquest, Centipede and Super Breakout.
  • 'Family Guy' jokes called 'troubling'

    05/23/2015 12:44:51 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 46 replies
    Baptiost Press ^ | May 20, 2015 | Baptist Press Staff
    LOS ANGELES (BP) -- The "Family Guy" animated comedy series increasingly jokes about sexual violence against children and teens, with nearly 80 percent of all such scenes in the past three years perpetrated against that population group, a Parent Television Council (PTC) study found. Jokes or humorous depictions of rape, statutory rape, molestation or pedophilia against children were included in 91 percent of the series' scenes depicting sexual violence in the 20142015 season, up from 75 percent in 2012-2013, according to the PTC study. "Why would we ever want to be in the position to laugh at humanity's wors[t] offenses...
  • The Most Surprising Gay Marriage Poll We've Seen In A While [retread zot]

    02/18/2015 3:41:54 PM PST · by Dalek · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/17/15 | Aaron Blake
    Everyone wants to know whether Jeb Bush can survive his support for Common Core and comprehensive immigration reform in today's Republican Party. One deal-breaker that might surprise people, though: His opposition to gay marriage. NBC News and Marist College are out with a batch of new 2016 primary polls. And as you might expect, Common Core, immigration reform, belief in man-made climate change and support for raising taxes on the wealthy are among those with the potential to alienate lots of conservatives. But according to the polls, so does opposition to gay marriage--an issue on which Bush agrees with basically...
  • Report: Post Apocalyptic Streets of LA Piled with Tons of Garbage

    02/08/2015 3:24:16 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/2015
    KNBC Los Angeles investigative reporter Randy Macs described the streets of L.A. as a post apocalyptic scene, as he rode along with the cities one, 13-man trash crew for the nearly 500-square-mile city. Mac reported, According to a report commissioned by the City Administrators office, only 35 percent of LAs streets are cleaned regularly. The constant state of uncleanliness is threatening LAs image, making some areas appear unsafe and ungoverned. The trash crew supervisor Russell Zamora told Mac there was on a daily basis, somewhere from 30 to 40 tons a day, of illegally dumped garbage throughout the city.
  • Inside MSNBCs Impending Shakeup: Cancellations, Reboots and Chief Phil Griffin

    02/05/2015 4:10:34 AM PST · by Enterprise · 18 replies ^ | February 5, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    When President Obama was reelected in 2012, MSNBC was leaning forward and smiling wide as Obama 2.0 propelled it to record ratings and a firm grasp on the No. 2 spot in cable news. Over two years later, the network has fallen backwards. January ratings revealed double-digit declines compared with January, 2014 in all ratings measurements. During the day, MSNBC was down 20 percent in viewers and 37 percent in the advertising-coveted 25-54 demo. In primetime, it fell 23 percent in viewers and 39 percent in demo.
  • Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That [first though, red tag shaming]

    01/28/2015 4:05:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    NPR ^ | January 25, 2015
    In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate. The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you've violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans. "I'm sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors' cans," says Rodney Watkins, a lead driver for Recology CleanScapes, a waste contractor for the city. He's on the front lines of enforcing these rules. Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine homeowners for...
  • Seattle government now going through citizens trash for public shaming, revenue

    01/27/2015 8:42:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Sure, the incentive to compost is the putative reason for this regulation, but exactly how is it enforced? In order for city officials and trash collectors to know you have committed the civic sin of disposing of leftover food in your trashcan, they have to examine the contents of your trashcan. Lets hope the citizens of Seattle and trash collectors can come to some kind of silent truce over this. Do they collectors really want to examine every load they dump into the truck for transgressions? (Lord help us, the city probably offers a bonus of taxpayer money for tagging...
  • There are 300,000 pieces of garbage orbiting earth, and it's a big problem

    01/20/2015 3:35:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Vox via MSN ^ | 1/20/15 | Joseph Stromberg
    Right now, there are more than 300,000 pieces of debris larger than a centimeter in diameter orbiting Earth. They range from tiny shards of metal to deactivated, decades-old satellites. Most are shrapnel from discarded rocket stages that have exploded after use, or satellites that have collided. Colloquially, all this debris is usually called "space junk." Together, the Department of Defense and NASA track the orbits of the 19,000 or so pieces of junk that are larger than a softball, alerting satellite operators when any satellite including the International Space Station is in danger, so they can move it.
  • Gun Magazine Rant

    01/15/2015 9:39:03 AM PST · by Seruzawa · 19 replies
    me | today | me
    After years of being a sucker and buying magazines off of the tables at gun shows, I'm done. I'm looking at my mags and I have about a dozen gun show mags and only maybe two or three are reliable and quiet. Most jam or don't activate the slide stop when empty or just plain rattle when loaded. I've spent an average of $15 each. For the same $ I could have bought 6 factory mags and have 6 good mags instead of 2 or 3. As an experiment I loaded a factory 7rd Ruger .45 mag with 7 rds...
  • President of Lithuania Gets Punkd After Declaring Russia a Terrorist State

    12/15/2014 12:38:19 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 60 replies
    Copies of a highly critical book land in the private, inaccessible mailboxes of all Members of European Parliament The last time Lithuanias leader, Dalia Grybauskaite, talked to Vladimir Putin personally was in 2010, when he was still Prime Minister of the Russian government. But Ms Grybauskaite, the president of this small Baltic country of 3 million people, has been talking about him all the time since. And now, she is in trouble. It all started with an interview she gave to the Washington Post (Sept. 24) in which Ms Grybauskaite said that Russia is allowed by Europe and the world...
  • Student photos of skimpy Michelle O lunches raise ire of parents

    11/11/2014 2:58:30 PM PST · by RightGeek · 152 replies
    EAGnews ^ | 11/10/2014 | Kyle Olson
    HASKELL, Okla. A chicken patty, small scoop of mashed potatoes and carton of milk arent enough to sustain a high school boy. But under the school lunch regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, thats what Haskell High School served recently. Haskell High School senior Darrel Bunch took a photo of one of his recent skimpy school lunches and sent it to Fox 23. Its mostly the portions, Bunch says. Last year we started getting less food. Last year, my boys started calling me, Can you please bring me something to eat? Were still hungry, or, This is gross,...
  • Students, stomachs grumble over Michelle Os menu

    10/08/2014 10:10:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | 10-08-2014 | Kyle Olson
    BURLEY, Idaho Burley High School has seen a 25 percent decrease in participation since changes to the National School Lunch Program went into effect. Michelle Obama hand on student 337x244Those students now bring sack lunches, dash off campus for fast food or skip the meal altogether, according to the Times-News. It was not edible. It was a greasy little hot pocket, parent Steve Wells says. When we were little, everything at school was homemade. The school lunch doesnt taste as good, student Ana Inzunza tells the paper. Its missing flavor and tastes plain. There are a lot of challenges,...
  • 'Modern Family' star first 'came out' to dad during shoplifting drama

    09/30/2014 9:58:32 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 53 replies
    Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson's dad discovered his son was gay and a thief on the same day. The actor admits he had built up quite a collection of stolen gay pornography magazines when he was finally caught trying to leave a store in his native Montana with a backpack full of saucy publications at the age of 14. In a recent an interview with Aisha Tyler for her Girl on Guy podcast, the red-faced star revealed, "I always considered that (incident) my coming out... It was so humiliating. "I had been stealing porn for a while. I had...
  • Clifton-based recycler abruptly closes its doors, lays off 100 workers (New Jersey)

    09/07/2014 10:56:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Clifton Journal ^ | September 5, 2014 | Jeff Green, Aaron Morrison, James M. ONeill and Todd South
    Green Sky workers being told that the recycling plant is closing. A prominent Clifton-based recycling company abruptly closed its doors on Friday, informing more than 100 employees that they had worked their final day while dozens of North Jersey towns scrambled to forge temporary arrangements with other collectors. Green Sky Industries, which promoted itself as the state’s largest private recycler with 75 municipal contracts, many in Bergen and Passaic counties, announced in a letter to towns on Thursday that it was shutting both of its plants, in Clifton and Carteret in Middlesex County. The company’s Clifton employees on Friday were...
  • The West's Reckless Rush Towards War With Russia

    08/01/2014 11:16:09 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/31/14 | Tyler Durden
    For reasons that have no rational explanations at this time, the US and Europe have embarked on a concerted program to demonize Putin, ostracize Russia, and bring the world as close to a major conflict as it's been since the Cold War, a time hardly memorable to many in the current crop of our elected officials. Within hours of the MH-17 plane crash, the United States pinned the blame on Russia generally, and Putin particularly. The anti-Putin propaganda (and if there were a stronger term I'd use it) has been relentless and almost comically over-the-top (see image above, and those...
  • San Marcos Downsizing Trash Carts

    08/01/2014 7:30:38 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    keye ^ | July 31, 2014 | Bettie Cross
    The City of San Marcos is downsizing. It's reducing the size of its trash carts by 30 gallons to cut back on the amount of garbage being dumped at landfills... San Marcos customers will be put to the test October 1.That's when the older trash carts will be replaced by the new smaller ones. Customers who want to keep the bigger carts will have to pay at least $3 more a month.
  • Errant spot of ink causes serious misunderstanding of Declaration of Independence, scholar says

    07/05/2014 1:15:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times
    Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nations founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives contains a significant error smack in the middle of the sentence beginning We hold these truths to be self-evident, no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, concerns a period that appears right after...
  • Historians claim typo in Declaration of Independence changes its meaning

    07/04/2014 9:10:19 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 45 replies ^ | 07/04/2014 | Robert Gehl
    And, of course, an over reaching government agrees...
  • Have We Been Reading the Declaration of Independence All Wrong?

    07/03/2014 10:54:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    The Wire ^ | 7/3/14 | Abby Ohlheiser
    First, let's pinpoint what's in question here. The official transcription from the National Archives reads (emphasis ours): We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. See that period? According to Princeton professor Danielle Allen, it's not actually in the original document. If she's right, then the individual rights of "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" would share a sentence with what follows:
  • "Bush administration kicked a hornets nest in Iraq"

    06/12/2014 11:01:57 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 48 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | June 11, 2014 | Providence Journal
    Governor Chafee said Wednesday that the George W. Bush administration kicked a hornets nest with its 2003 invasion of Iraq, an act that unleashed sectarian divisions among Iraqis that are playing out today as militants continue to wrest control of territory from the faltering government of Nouri al-Maliki. Chafee offered his views in an interview after the militants seized control of most of the city of Tikrit, hometown of the late dictator Saddam Hussein. They had captured the city of Mosul the day before. I never understood the original push for war in Iraq, never understood the logic of regime...
  • Aroma therapy: fifty ways to leave Obama

    06/05/2014 10:45:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 12 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 06/05/2014 | Steve Berman
    I dont often get nostalgic, but I have more than a suspicion that were being led by the nose into a new normal, like a frog being slowly boiled, we acclimate to our environment. Taking a sniff of freshly squeezed garbage juice leaking from metal cans on a hot sidewalk is a good way to break the spell. An equally retch-inducing way is to review all the reasons we have for getting rid of Barack Obama. This man deserves to be impeached more than any president, more than Andrew Johnson (who didnt deserve it), Bill Clinton (who did), or...
  • DJ Sara Cox Says Pitbull Makes Her Soul Weep Due To The Way He Sings About Women

    05/27/2014 11:01:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 5/27/14 | Richard James
    Pitbull has received criticism in the past over the way women are depicted in his songs and music videos...
  • The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014 [Crap "Music" Pays Big $ for the Top 1%]

    04/18/2014 11:20:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/16/14 | Zack O'Malley
    ack in 2007, Sean Diddy Combs teamed with Jay Z and 50 Cent to create a song titled I Get Money: Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix. Less than a decade later, rappers are closing in on ten-figure fortunes, and hes the nearest of the bunch.
  • Lady Gaga to Debut New Music Video G.U.Y. on DATELINE NBC, 3/22 [Network News Culture Fail]

    03/21/2014 5:38:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    In a TODAY show exclusive, Lady Gaga will sit down with Savannah Guthrie Friday, March 21. Gaga will reveal a sneak peek of her new music video G.U.Y., which will debut on Dateline NBC Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m., immediately followed by Dateline Saturday Mystery. The interview and video sneak peek will post on following the appearance....
  • SoCal teacher accused of making 10-year-old eat from trash

    02/22/2014 11:01:40 AM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 44 replies ^ | Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 |
    POMONA, Calif. A teacher in Southern California has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of forcing a student to eat food from a trash can. The incident was reported on Wednesday at Alcott Elementary School in Pomona. 10-year-old Gilbert Lopez said after he threw his lunch away, his teacher asked him to pull his sandwich out of the garbage and finish eating it.
  • Ranchers Fed up with Destruction Immigrants Leave Behind (South Texas Illegals)

    01/22/2014 9:36:26 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    KRGV ^ | Jan 21, 2014
    HIDALGO COUNTY - Illegal immigration is forcing a rancher to move his livestock away from a property along the Rio Grande. Jose Cavazos said it's become nearly impossible to maintain his fences. He said immigrants damage them when they flee from Border Patrol agents. Cavazos isn't the only rancher dealing with the destruction. Damaged fences lead to stray cattle, ranchers said. "They completely destroyed the fence. I had to move (the livestock) to another 76 acres," Cavazos said. Cavazos lives along the Rio Grande, just south of Mission. Cavazos said Border Patrol boats force illegal immigrants onto his property. He...
  • Abortion worker remembers finding half-dozen rotting babies in the garbage

    01/07/2014 11:29:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Sarah Terzo
    anuary 3, 2014 (Live Action News) - Im going to say in advance that this article is graphic and disturbing, even more so than my other articles. So be warned. Pro-choice activists often say that abortion must be legal to keep it safe. They oppose any effort to regulate abortion clinics. Planned Parenthood led the fight against clinic regulations in Texas, with Wendy Davis being hailed a hero for attempting to defeat such legislation. The book Lime 5 documents many, many instances of abortion malpractice. There is almost no limit to the number of articles I could write citing examples...
  • President Obama Accused by PETA of 'Pimping' for Turkey Industry

    11/23/2013 9:36:56 AM PST · by Marcus · 11 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 22, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    Thanksgiving is drawing nigh and with it, PETA's annual war on the holiday that features a lot of indulgence of turkey, stuffing, and other delightful confections. Oddly enough, President Obama is the object of their ire. Noting the annual pardoning of the thanksgiving turkey, PETA accused the president of "pimping" for the turkey industry and offered a lurid description of how the wonderful, succulent animal is slaughtered for the table.
  • Madrid Buried In Trash As Garbagemen Strike Continues For 10th Day

    11/15/2013 9:08:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/15/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The trouble with proclaiming 'victory' over the crisis in Spain (read the whole of Europe) and the ECB enabling governments profligacy with the ghost of OMT future is that it merely emboldens. As Al Jazeera reports, Madrid's garbage collectors have been on strike since November 5 to protest layoffs and pay cuts. With garbage piling up on the streets of Madrid, the mayor issued private trash-collecting companies an ultimatum on Wednesday: end the street cleaners' strike or lose their contracts. More than 30,000 residents have signed a petition to the defense minister asking for the streets to be cleaned....
  • Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the China Production Game Paperback

    10/14/2013 7:29:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2012
    Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the China Production Game Paperback by Paul Midler (Author) An insider reveals what canand doesgo wrong when companies shift production to China In this entertaining behind-the-scenes account, Paul Midler tells us all that is wrong with our effort to shift manufacturing to China. Now updated and expanded, Poorly Made in China reveals industry secrets, including the dangerous practice of quality fadethe deliberate and secret habit of Chinese manufacturers to widen profit margins through the reduction of quality inputs. U.S. importers dont stand a chance, Midler explains, against savvy Chinese suppliers who feel...
  • U.S. Paying $25K to Make Park Benches from Garbage for Tijuana

    09/24/2013 4:04:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 24, 2013 - 2:48 PM | Eric Scheiner
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $25,000 that will go to the construction of benches made of garbage for a park in Tijuana, Mexico. According to an EPA press release, the agency joined the San Diego Center for Civic Engagement in awarding $45,000 to 4Walls International for the construction of park spaces that will use trash pulled from the Tijuana River Valley as building materials.
  • MILLER: Is this Martin Luther Kings legacy? National Mall covered in garbage

    08/25/2013 5:41:35 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    The washington Times ^ | August 25, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The day after thousands rallied to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.s March on Washington, the National Mall looks like a trash dump. The grass from the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial is covered Sunday with empty soda cans, water bottles, boxed lunches, newspapers, a broken chair and rally signs. The Reflecting Pool also was filled with trash. Although the trash cans were full along the expanse, the attendees did not attempt to leave their garbage near the bins. Instead, they left everything on the grass where they stood.
  • Beyonc Gets a Kiss From the Kid President [THIS CRAP was "news" in Miami today!]

    08/20/2013 7:01:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Celebuzz ^ | 8/20/13
    When Beyonc got a chance to chat with the one-and-only Kid President, a.k.a. America's favorite mini Commander-in-Chief, she could hardly contain herself. "I cant believe I'm sitting here with the Kid President," she gushed to the 9-year-old YouTube sensation. "I was very excited to meet you today." The feeling was mutual. Before meeting Bey, the mini prez whose real name is Robby Novak admitted: "[I'm] so excited I could die!" The two got together for a meeting of the minds to discuss the significance of World Humanitarian Day, which the U.N. marks Aug. 19. "I think it is so important...
  • Miami TV says Obama receiving "major support" from Republicans over Putin cancellation

    08/08/2013 6:23:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    8/8/13 | sff
    Just watched one of the liberal Miami tv news outlets (which is all of them).....they just reported, and this is a quote, that Obama has "MAJOR SUPPORT" from Republicans after canceling the Putin summit.
  • Gross! 15-Ton Blob of Fat Found Growing in Sewer (London)

    08/07/2013 1:59:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    LiveScience ^ | August 6, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    A 15-ton blob of congealed fat so large it's been dubbed a "fatberg" has been removed from a sewer tunnel beneath London. And just in case you're not completely grossed out yet, the fatberg as large as a double-decker bus was mixed with thousands of used baby wipes. (click image to enlarge)
  • "Responsibility to Retreat" is the phrase being used in Miami media this week!

    07/18/2013 6:29:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 110 replies
    WFOR, WPLG, WSVN, WTVJ | 7/18/13
    As the liberal Miami media works hand in hand with Democrats and race card players and gun grabbers, they are employing a phrase in their effort to get STAND YOUR GROUND laws repealed.... That phrase is "responsibility to retreat"... They are insisting that the law be amended to make it mandatory for victims of crime to run away. First of all, isn't that ALREADY part of the law--to seek safety when possible? Second, if we are to believe the leftards, isn't that what Trayvon DIDN'T do? Anyway, I think it is disgusting to hear anyone tell me I have to...
  • Twilight Producers To Produce Hillary Clinton Fan-Fic Rodham [Hagiography Release Date: 2016]

    05/02/2013 5:56:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Screen junkies ^ | 4/30/13 | Wookie Johnson
    Hillary Rodham Clintons story has landed in the able hands of Twilight Saga producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. Rodham, placed fourth on the 2012 Black List, focuses on the early, pre-pantsuit career of Hillary when she becomes the youngest lawyer chosen for the House Judiciary Committee to Impeach Nixon. However, the bright-eyed future First Lady/Senator/Secretary Of State/Diplomat finds that she has to make the difficult decision between a destined path to the White House and her lingering yearnings for ex-boyfriend Bill Clinton.
  • Golden Gate Park pot party a major mess [San Francisco]

    04/22/2013 6:05:45 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 38 replies ^ | Sunday, April 21, 2013 | Victoria Colliver
    San Francisco park workers and volunteers spent much of Sunday picking up and hauling away 10,000 pounds of garbage strewn all over the eastern part of Golden Gate Park known as Hippie Hill, the remnants of Saturday's annual yet unofficial pot-smoking bacchanalia. But this year's annual celebration - which falls each year on April 20 and is known as "420" - drew a larger-than-average crowd of between 10,000 and 15,000 revelers on the warm weekend day. They proceeded to smoke, drink, eat and rack up more than $10,000 in costs for city crews to clean up the mess, ironically just...
  • Fox News's Andy Levy Trashes Huffington Post: 'Hacky Pieces of Garbage'

    04/21/2013 7:28:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | April 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    <p>Fox News's Andy Levy - he of Red Eye fame - absolutely trashed the Huffington Post Saturday for falsely accusing his network of reporting actress Zooey Deschanel was a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.</p> <p>But here's what the Post missed and eventually had to correct: this wasn't aired on Fox News. This was Fox's broadcast affiliate in Dallas.</p>