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  • NBC sued over Trayvon tape

    10/04/2012 5:13:20 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 4, 2012 | Page Six
    <p>Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman is suing NBC over the network’s botched editing of his 911 tape, Page Six can exclusively reveal. We hear Zimmerman’s attorneys are about to file a complaint against NBC and its top executives, naming news president Steve Capus and correspondent Ron Allen, who was the reporter on the scene for the broadcast on “Today” on March 27.</p>
  • Romans, Han Dynasty were greenhouse gas emitters: study

    10/03/2012 7:20:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/3/12 | Alister Doyle | Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - A 200-year period covering the heyday of both the Roman Empire and China's Han dynasty saw a big rise in greenhouse gases, according to a study that challenges the U.N. view that man-made climate change only began around 1800. A record of the atmosphere trapped in Greenland's ice found the level of heat-trapping methane rose about 2,000 years ago and stayed at that higher level for about two centuries. Methane was probably released during deforestation to clear land for farming and from the use of charcoal as fuel, for instance to smelt metal to make weapons, lead...
  • Heartbreaking Notes Pinned On Abandoned Babies At Orphanage In The Late 1800's

    10/03/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-3-12 | The Daily Mail
    Abandoned on a door step in the dead of night, these are the desperate notes pinned to babies by poor and often unmarried mothers, pleading for someone to care for their child. The heartbreaking letters became part of records at the New York Foundling Asylum in the mid-19th century. In October 1869, a group of nuns renovated a brownstone at 17 East 12th Street in Manhattan into the Foundling Asylum
  • He hated Britain and excused Stalin's genocide. But was hero of the BBC.., Eric Hobsbawm

    10/03/2012 6:41:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2012 | AN Wilson
    On Monday evening, the BBC altered its programme schedule to broadcast an hour-long tribute to an old man who had died aged 95, with fawning contributions from the likes of historian Simon Schama and Labour peer Melvyn Bragg. The next day, the Left-leaning Guardian filled not only the front page and the whole of an inside page but also devoted almost its entire G2 Supplement to the news. The Times devoted a leading article to the death, and a two-page obituary. You might imagine, given all this coverage and the fact that Tony Blair and Ed Miliband also went out...

    10/03/2012 4:50:50 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/3/42 | C.P. Trussell, Charles Hurd, Drew Middleton, Ralph Parker, Byron Darnton, Joseph C. Nichols
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  • Conservative Talk Radio No Echo Chamber with Message or Style

    10/02/2012 3:21:29 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/19/12 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the first of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment, by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpts look at talk radio rivalries.) “One party will tax and spend; one party won’t tax but will spend: It’s both of them,” Glenn Beck said at the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference. “All they’re talking about is we need a big tent. We need a big tent. Can we get a bigger tent? How can we get a big tent? What is this, a...
  • Why 2012 will bear a significant resemblance to 1980

    10/02/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT · by The Fop · 16 replies
    10/2/12 | The Fop
    First off, let me clarify by stating that I don't necessarily expect Romney to win a 40 state blow out like Reagan did in 1980. However, in 1980, no pollster predicted such a big win for Reagan. On election day, the polls either showed a dead heat, or a slight lead for Reagan, and he wound up winning by around 10%. I believe that on election day, 2012, the polls will show either a dead heat, or a slight lead for Obama, and Romney will ultimately win by 3% to 6%. This belief is based on the transformation that the...
  • The Supreme Court Ruling on Federal Government's Police Powers: The Good, the Bad, the Fig Leaf

    10/02/2012 9:18:48 AM PDT · by american_steve · 1 replies
    www.prlog.org ^ | October 1, 2012 | David B. Rivkin, Jr
    The Supreme Court ObamaCare ruling is the topic at a Federalist Society forum on October 4 at Florida International University College of Law. David Rivkin, who led the 26-state case against the US government, and Prof. Elizabeth Foley will present.
  • Akin claims McCaskill benefited from stimulus

    10/02/2012 7:59:40 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip
    Yahoo News ^ | October 1, 2012 | David A. Lieb, AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican challenger Todd Akin went on the offensive against Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri's Senate race on Monday, claiming that her husband's businesses profited from a federal stimulus act provision that helped finance low-income housing. Akin began running a TV ad claiming "the stimulus made McCaskill rich." In an interview with The Associated Press, Akin said the 2009 stimulus law funded a federal program for low-income housing that directed about $1 million to corporations affiliated with McCaskill's husband. He stopped short of accusing McCaskill of a conflict of interest, but he suggested she knew of...

    10/02/2012 6:31:20 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/2/42 | W.H. Lawrence, Ralph Parker, George Gallup
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  • Thieves make off with $2 million from gold museum

    10/01/2012 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    Goldismoney2.com ^ | 01 Oct 2012 | staff reporter
    But they were unsuccessful in getting away with the biggest prize of all - the nearly 14lb Fricot Nugget - a giant crystalline gold mass unearthed in the Gold Rush era. During their attempt to grab the rock, the robbers triggered an alarm that alerted authorities who swarmed the museum but were unable to apprehend the thieves. At least two robbers wearing hoods and armed with pickaxes threatened workers during the heist Friday at the California Mining and Minerals Museum in Mariposa, the California Highway Patrol said.. The site is home to more than 13,000 artifacts. No suspects have been...
  • Akin accuses McCaskill of getting “rich” off stimulus

    10/01/2012 4:05:51 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    PoliticMo ^ | September 30, 2012 | Eli Yokley
    — U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin released a new television ad over the weekend accusing incumbent Democrat Claire Mccaskill of getting “rich” off of the 2009 stimulus program. “Ever wonder why Claire McCaskill called the stimulus bill ‘wildly successful’,” the commercial asked. “Well now we know. The stimulus made McCaskill rich. More than $1 million paid to partnerships owned by McCaskill’s family.” The ad specifically points to $787,581 in stimulus funding directed to pay off debt within the Department of Housing Development’s Section 8 housing assistance program, which helps low-income renters afford housing. HUD chose to use its portion of...
  • Óró Sé do Bheatha 'Bhaile

    10/01/2012 3:47:03 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 29, 2010 | Sinead O'Connor
  • The woman who saved Downton: How America’s Dollar Princesses married into.. British aristocracy

    10/01/2012 11:10:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2012 | Adrian Lee
    Beautiful, vivacious and fabulously wealthy, they were known as the Dollar Princesses. At the end of the 19th century, hundreds of eligible young women turned their backs on America and crossed the Atlantic, with a steely glint in their eyes. The only intention was to snare a member of the British aristocracy. It might all seem terribly crass but, in fact, these were matches made in heaven.
  • VIDEO: Top 10 Debate Fails

    10/01/2012 10:17:39 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | sonicboomz
    10. Admiral James Stockdale seems confused9. Vice President Al Gore fails to intimidate8. Governor Rick Perry fumbles7. Candidate Christine O'Donnell is stumped6. Rep. Dennis Kucinich sees a UFO5. Atty. Gen. Patricia Madrid chokes4. Governor Jan Brewer freezes3. President Gerald Ford seems clueless2. Senator Dan Quayle gets slammed1. Governor Rick Perry forgets VIDEO
  • Eminent Marxist historian Hobsbawm dies aged 95

    10/01/2012 8:03:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 1, 2012 | Isla Binnie
    Renowned British left-wing historian Eric Hobsbawm, whose writing influenced students and politicians across Europe, died in a London hospital on Monday aged 95, the BBC reported. He died in the early hours of the morning in London's Royal Free Hospital, where he was being treated for pneumonia.

    10/01/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/1/42 | Daniel T. Brigham, Ralph Parker, Byron Darnton, Frank L. Kluckhohn
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  • John Dewey Is a Fraud

    10/01/2012 5:10:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2012 | By Bruce Deitrick Price
    It is generally agreed that John Dewey (1859-1952) is the Father of American Education and the Greatest American Educator Ever. The problem with the labels is that John Dewey, albeit a genius, was not an educator in the sense that most people use this word. He was not interested in teaching as most people understand that term, as for example in the statement "I teach French." Dewey was not primarily concerned with teaching new information. He was concerned with inculcating new attitudes. John Dewey was a social engineer -- one might even say a community organizer. He believed that socialism...
  • "Castle transformed into WWII camp down to the very last detail "...U.K. Reinactment ....

    09/30/2012 8:01:00 PM PDT · by djone · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 14:45 EST, 30 September 2012
    WWII reinactment in England with photos...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "North West Frontier" (1959)

    09/30/2012 1:40:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | J. Lee Thompson
    This week's feature is to honor the memory of the late Herbert Lom who passed away last week. An exciting 1959 adventure(a British "western" of sorts) set in imperial India about the attempts to protect a young prince from Mohemmadan terrorists(sound familiar)? As a Bible-believing Christian, I don't agree with the universalistic quip Kenneth More's character makes near the beginning but other than that, it's quite a good historical drama. Lom plays a character that Hollywood(or in this case, London) wouldn't have the guts to include today, i.e., an Islamic villain.