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  • About that Measles Hype

    03/03/2015 11:33:55 AM PST · by Morpheus2009 · 21 replies
    Tony Stiles ^ | February 4, 2015 | Sal Traina
    The measles "outbreak" in Disney infected 67 people. There are 97 confirmed measles cases right now. Over 40,000 people visit Disney EVERY DAY. California has a population of over 30 million people. Do you really call that an outbreak? No. Do people not yet realize how the state-run mainstream media overhypes everything? Also, take in this fact...close to 10% of those infected already had their vaccines. Since 1995, an average of 1 measles-related death per year has been reported. Let’s dive deeper into this recent "outbreak" and sort out some facts that the government's propaganda service won't report. Dr. Anne...
  • Weston teacher faces discipline over alleged slur of Muslim student [CAIR pumps victimhood]

    03/03/2015 4:52:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/3/15 | Feltgen
    A Cypress Bay High School French teacher could lose her job after allegedly calling a Muslim student a “rag-head Taliban.” ....“I shield my son from every hate I can. I am very careful and pay attention to that sort of thing, so I sat him down and explained” about the ultraconservative political and religious faction.... “Her apology was robotic and empty and rehearsed,” he said. “She said it was an innocent joke and then started rolling her eyes and was huffing and puffing when I asked her questions. “She, as a teacher, has a responsibility. Look, as a Middle-Eastern man,...
  • In Chapel Hill Shooting of 3 Muslims, a Question of Motive

    02/12/2015 5:42:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 2/12/15
    .... two women called 911 to report multiple gunshots and screams...near the University of North Carolina.... ... three people were dead...Muslims of Arab descent... The victims’ families described it as a hate crime. The police said that the shooting appeared to have been motivated by “an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking,”.... In the afternoon, Ripley Rand, the United States attorney for the region, said the shooting appeared to have been “an isolated incident” and “not part of a targeted campaign against Muslims.”
  • The Myth of Jon Stewart’s ‘Millennial’ Following

    02/11/2015 2:37:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/11/15 | ETHAN EPSTEIN
    As a “millennial” (roughly speaking, someone between the ages of 18 and 29), I’ve grown used to being tarred with fallacious accusations... Today’s meme is that we millennials are utterly devastated by Jon Stewart’s announcement that he will be leaving The Daily Show next year. “What Walter Cronkite was to an earlier generation...Stewart has been to millennials,” [says] the Boston Globe. Stewart has “hordes of millennial fans,” reports CNN....Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, “Jon Stewart leaving the Daily Show is the equivalent of the Beatles breaking up.” ....let’s back up and see whether there exists any data to back up [these...
  • Frustrated movie critics want MORE sex in Fifty Shades of Grey as flaccid flick [truncated]

    02/11/2015 6:45:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2015 | Kieran Corcoran and Olivia Foster
    It may have been touted as the steamiest thing in Hollywood - but movie critics rounded on Fifty Shades of Grey for being too light on the sex. In a barrage of reviews published on Tuesday night, most of those who sat down with the raunchy adaptation ahead of its 13 February release date lamented its 'run-of-the-mill' lovemaking. One critic pointed out that sex only makes up 15 minutes of the two-hour runtime. Another pointed out that there are no visible genitals, no orgasms - and not that much nudity.
  • IGGY AZALEA DECLARES WAR ON PAPA JOHN’S FOR ALLEGEDLY DISTRIBUTING HER PHONE NUMBER

    02/09/2015 6:56:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 2/9/15 | Marlow Stern
    ....the 24-year-old apparently decided to order some Papa John’s (Editor’s Note: Their butter dipping sauce and chicken tenders are divine). Then things got ugly. According to Azalea, Papa John’s was her “favorite pizza” until one of their drivers took it upon him/herself to distribute her number to their family members. Naturally, she took to Twitter to voice her frustrations to her 4.2 million followers in 140 characters or less: . @PapaJohns was my favorite pizza but the drivers they use give out your personal phone number to their family members.
  • 26th GLAAD Media Awards: Complete List of Nominees [Homosexual Award Show?!]

    01/22/2015 7:13:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 1/21/15 | Michael Rothman
    Award season is in full swing and the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, celebrating and recognizing "media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives," were announced this morning.
  • Manufacturing Renaissance Hype: Questionable Manufacturing Revival

    01/19/2015 2:42:11 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 17 replies
    Barron's (subscription) ^ | January 17, 2015 | Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal
    All the talk we hear about a manufacturing renaissance in the U.S. is just that — all talk. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation entitled "The Myth of America's Manufacturing Renaissance: The Real State of U.S. Manufacturing." As Adams Nager, an economic research assistant at the foundation and a co-author of the report, says, "A lot of what's in the news [about a revival] is based on anecdotes; there's very little real data." A look at job and factory numbers between 2007 and 2013 should put to rest any thoughts about a...
  • Salt May Not Be a Demon After All

    01/19/2015 9:53:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 130 replies
    Med Page Today ^ | 1/19/15 | Sarah Wickline Wallan
    Increased sodium intake was not associated with higher risk of mortality over the course of 10 years in Medicare patients, Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, MD, MPH, PhD, of Emory University, and colleagues reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. "There's been a lot of controversy recently about the appropriate dietary sodium intake," Scott Hummel, MD, of the University of Michigan, said in an interview. "Low sodium content in the diet might increase the levels of aldosterone and catecholamines and other so-called neurohormones that might contribute to cardiovascular damage."
  • Eight years ago, Steve Jobs unveiled iPhone and changed the world again — Video at Link

    01/10/2015 6:52:10 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 9, 2015
    “Eight years ago, on January 9, 2007 to be exact, the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to introduce the first iPhone. “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone,” Jobs proclaimed. Jobs wasn’t overstating the impact of his announcement. The iPhone, like the Mac and iPod, redefined the category. It was the world’s first modern smartphone and it became the template for wannabes the world over. The smartphone revolution started by the iPhone has put a powerful computer into the hands of billions of people worldwide. Steve Jobs’ iPhone unveiling...
  • From this day forward, same-sex weddings expected to boost Florida economy

    01/03/2015 3:57:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Fox Tampa ^ | 1/2/15
    The rush to get married matches the rush for businesses to cash in on tourists. "It's a gold rush," said Santiago Corrado of Visit Tampa Bay. "We have the weather, a mix of history, of art, of culture, the beaches are nearby, you've got theme parks." Out-of-town same sex couples were once shunned by the state's 2008, voter-approved anti-gay marriage amendment. Now they're being coveted by businesses and tourism leaders. "You could get married at the aquarium, you could get married at the yacht starship, you could get married at any of our great parks," said Corrada.
  • Parents of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin Appear at Florida Prayer Vigil

    11/29/2014 4:07:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    mediaite. ^ | 11/28/14
    The Gospel Explosion Concert in Miami Gardens today held a vigil for Michael Brown that was attended by not just the parents of the slain Ferguson teen, but the parents of Trayvon Martin, whose son’s death also stirred a national conversation about race and the police. The rapper Flo Rida hosted the annual event, which featured appearances by a number of famous artists.....
  • Exclusive: Women Turned Out for Hillary in the Midterms

    11/12/2014 2:10:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 11/10/14 | Jay Newton-Small
    Clinton's appearances on the campaign trail gave discernable bumps in female support to various Democrats, according to an analysis by Correct the Record, a pro-Hillary group.... ....The group, linked to Democratic Super PAC American Bridge, compiled polling data that shows Clinton delivered discernible bumps in female support to most of the candidates for whom she appeared or stumped, according to an analysis obtained exclusively by TIME.....
  • FIU Police: Look Out For Cyclist Grabbing Female Buttocks

    09/24/2014 2:28:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 9/23/14
    Florida International University students are watching their backs, literally. An email alerted students to a man on a bike grabbing female’s buttocks.
  • ISIS threat to U.S. mostly hype

    09/06/2014 9:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 11:02 AM EDT, Fri September 5, 2014 | By Peter Bergen and David Sterman
    <p>ISIS has Americans worried. Two-thirds of those surveyed in a recent Pew Research poll said they consider the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to be a "major threat" to this country. But are such fears really justified?</p> <p>Despite the impression you may have had from listening to U.S. officials in recent weeks, the answer is probably not really.</p>
  • Weekend toll climbs as at least a dozen shot across city Sunday [One day in Chicago!]

    08/25/2014 2:15:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/25/14 | Adam Sege
    ....a dozen people have been shot across Chicago since Sunday afternoon, according to authorities...
  • Naacp: Michael Brown Shooting 'Front And Center' At The United Nations

    08/14/2014 3:26:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/14/14 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday. “This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call.
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level Since 2006

    07/24/2014 6:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/24/14 | SARAH PORTLOCK and ERIC MORATH
    New applications for unemployment benefits plunged last week, reaching an eight-and-a-half-year low and suggesting increasing strength in the labor market. Initial claims for jobless aid, a proxy for layoffs, fell by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 in the week ended July 19...
  • USA World Cup 2014 fever shows popularity of soccer is growing

    06/20/2014 8:05:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 128 replies
    telegraph ^ | 6/16/14 | J Law
    The US has brought more fans to Brazil than any other country and this may be a genuine tipping point.... A recent ESPN poll found that among Americans aged 12-17, football was now neck and neck with baseball in terms of popularity, and well ahead of ice hockey. A Washington Times survey found that almost a third of Americans planned to watch at least some of the tournament. The New York Times has splashed the World Cup over its front page several times in recent weeks. Beneath the surface, the last four years have seen the emergence of magazines such...
  • Buzz growing for Obama's visit at West Point graduation

    05/28/2014 4:21:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Times Herald ^ | 5/28/14
    ....Obama is coming to West Point Wednesday to give the graduation address.... ...excitement over West Point graduation tends to focus more on the cadets than on the speaker...
  • HILLARY CLINTON: Book is not for 'followers of Washington's long-running soap opera'

    05/27/2014 11:24:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    politico playbook ^ | 5/27/14 | Mike Allen
    EXCLUSIVE: The initial printing of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “Hard Choices,” out June 10 from Simon & Schuster, was 1 million books – and sold out after the publisher’s unconventional “reveal” of giving Vogue a Mother’s Day excerpt. That’s a real spike, and the figure doesn’t include retail preorders: Bookstores and other retailers ordered 1 million for further sale to the public -- a seal of approval from the booksellers that people will want to read the book.
  • Town upset police official used N-word for Obama

    05/15/2014 4:55:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 5/15/14 | LYNNE TUOHY
    Some residents of a predominantly white New Hampshire town are upset with racist remarks a police commissioner made... Resident Jane O'Toole said she overheard Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland use a racial slur in describing Obama. ...Commission Chairman Joseph Balboni Jr. told the Concord Monitor he doesn't plan to ask Copeland to resign. He said, "He's (Copeland) worked with a lot of blacks in his life. ... He said some harsh words about Mr. Obama, and here we are. This woman, she's blowing it all out of proportion."
  • Cause of death released in teen shot by police with Taser

    03/07/2014 2:34:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/7/14
    Medical Examiner: Sudden cardiac arrest of Israel Hernandez-Llach was 'accidental'
  • Michelle Obama expected to visit Miami clinic this week [Promoting OBAMACARE this time]

    03/05/2014 2:20:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/4/14 | Amanda Batchelor
    For the second time in as many weeks, first lady Michelle Obama will make a stop in South Florida this week. Obama will visit a health center in Miami on Wednesday afternoon to highlight the work of hospitals and what they're doing to educate their patients about the Affordable Care Act and how they can get insurance.
  • Michelle Obama to appear on "Parks and Recreation"

    02/28/2014 7:01:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/27/14 | Jessica Derschowitz
    ...Michelle Obama is going to make an appearance on the season finale of "Parks and Recreation," NBC announced Thursday....
  • Try Not to Chuckle While Watching the New Obama-Biden Workout Video

    02/28/2014 6:53:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Blaze ^ | 2/28/14 | Liz Klimas
    ...Watch as Barack Obama and Joe Biden take a jog around the White House in neckties and rolled-up sleeves to show “how they move” as part of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign....
  • Michelle Obama and Amy Poehler Played Mini-Golf With Kids Together

    02/26/2014 1:52:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 2/25/14 | Rebecca Rose
    There is nothing better than having First Lady Michelle Obama at an event—except when she's joined by Amy Poehler. Obama marked four years of her "Let's Move!" youth health campaign with a visit to Miami where she announced a new initiative by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Recreation and Park Association. According to NBC Miami, the organizations are joining with her "Let's Move!" program, pledging to serve more fruits and vegetables at after-school programs help kids exercise and get more physical activity.
  • BREAKING: Red Hot Chili Peppers: We Faked Our Super Bowl Performance

    02/05/2014 4:25:30 AM PST · by McGruff · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2014
    The Red Hot Chili Peppers decided long ago they were never going to mime a live performance. The band made an exception for the NFL, it turns out. The group’s bassist, Flea, said in a letter to fans posted on the group’s website Tuesday that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members pretended to play along to a pre-taped track of “Give It Away” during the Super Bowl halftime show as Anthony Kiedis sang live. The request came from NFL officials who felt it was too difficult to pull off a completely live performance because of potential sound issues.
  • Beyonce and Kelly Rowland Join Fans at Karaoke Bar

    01/09/2014 5:55:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland teamed up to surprise fans at a karaoke bar. The two singers surprisingly visited three lucky fans who were at Sing Sing Karaoke in Miami on Wednesday, January 8. At that time, Beyonce and Kelly heard the three women singing Beyonce's "Party" from another room.
  • The [#BS]Files: Christina Aguilera feeds war-torn Rwanda

    12/30/2013 5:10:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    africascountry.com ^ | Natacha Nsabimana
    Christina Aguilera, ambassador for World Food Program (WFP), recently went to “war-torn Rwanda” People Magazine tells us. Well thankfully she made it back home safe. War is not an easy thing. Although, I’m not sure exactly which war People Magazine is referring to – last I checked, the civil war and genocide in Rwanda ended twenty years ago. Well, Rwanda has other problems and its government is implicated in violence in neighboring DRC, but it is not war-torn. Also, Rwanda is an entire country. Where in Rwanda was Aguilera? [video] The song the children are singing in the video is...
  • Discounts push holiday sales up

    12/27/2013 3:51:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 12/27/13 | Lindsey Rupp
    U.S. retail sales rose 3.5 percent during the holiday season this year, helped by deep discounts at malls and purchases of children’s apparel and jewelry, MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse said. Sales of holiday-related categories, such as clothing, electronics and luxury goods, rose 2.3 percent from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24 compared with a year earlier, the research firm said Thursday. SpendingPulse tracks total U.S. sales at stores and online via all payment forms. Falling store traffic in recent weeks and uneven demand, especially for apparel, spurred chains to risk earnings by pouring on the discounts to generate sales. Retailers including Gap...
  • President, First Lady Salute Troops, Vets, Families [This .gov propaganda on Google's NEWS FEED]

    12/25/2013 5:50:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    United States Department of DEFENSE ^ | some government hack working for Hagel
    ... Obama... wished all Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and provided special holiday greetings and thanks to U.S. military members, veterans, and their families....
  • Michelle Obama chats with kids across North America on Christmas Eve [Media Worship]

    12/25/2013 4:22:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | 12/24/13
    Obama spent part of her Christmas Eve chatting on the phone with children as part of the U.S. military's Santa Claus tracking program. Obama talked for about a half-hour Tuesday morning with nine children, ages 3-9, in communities across North America, from Kansas City to Canada's Ontario province, the White House said. It was the fourth year the first lady has participated in the North American Aerospace Defense Command's NORAD Tracks Santa program.
  • Advertising in the Age of Obama

    12/22/2013 9:18:48 AM PST · by jazusamo
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    Obama was sold to the American voters twice on the strength of shrewd marketing, but as the truth of his unsuitability for this high office becomes increasingly obvious to all but his most uninformed base, even advertising cannot help him pull out of his nosedive. People who know a thing or two about medical care, insurance, and simple math warned about the doom embedded in the very heart of ObamaCare, warnings the media ignored or made fun of. Yes, I know predictions of dire consequences often prove false. Tom Gelsthorpe, commenting on the death this week of a broadcast preacher...
  • Obama offers gratitude to Nelson Mandela at White House tree lighting

    12/07/2013 4:54:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | 12/6/13
    ... Obama presided over the White house Christmas tree lighting ceremony, while Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin headlined the entertainment. "This year we give a special measure of gratitude to Nelson Mandela," Obama said at the lighting Friday, which was hampered by rain and wind.
  • ESPN's SportsCenter goes wall to wall with Mandela coverage...Huh?!

    12/05/2013 6:15:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    ESPN
    So I am sitting a local sports pub/bar, you know the ones with all sorts of games and sports shows on big screens everywhere.... all of a sudden, I look up and see Barack Hussein Obama speaking LIVE from D.C. "What is going on?!" I asked my companion.... Sure enough, it is an extended statement from the worst occupant of the Oval Office in 100+ years, and it goes on and on and on....then the Sports Center talking heads continue to ramble about the death of Nelson Mandela. On a sports network. About sports news.
  • Oil prices fall after Iran agrees nuclear deal

    11/25/2013 6:04:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/25/13
    Oil prices have fallen after Iran agreed a deal to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for an easing of international sanctions. Iran holds the world's fourth-largest oil reserves, but its exports have been hurt by the tough sanctions against it. Though Iran will not be allowed to increase its oil sales for six months, the deal has eased tensions in the Middle East -a key oil-producing area. Brent crude fell more than 2% in early Asian trade on Monday.
  • Qatar, Kuwait Praise IranNuclear Deal

    11/25/2013 2:16:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Qatar and Kuwait have joined the nations praising the nuclear agreement struck between Iran and a group of world powers, while Israel continues to criticize the deal. The agreement reached in Geneva early on Sunday calls for Iran to limit its enrichment of uranium and freeze reactor construction. In return, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany agreed to ease some international sanctions on Iran's economy.
  • Florida Congressman Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession

    11/20/2013 2:22:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Celebrity Cafe ^ | 11/19/13
    Rep. Trey Radel, a Freshman Republican Congressman from Florida, hasapologized to his constituents today, sincehe hasbeen charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession. Radel was arrested back on Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C. According to MSNBC, he was in D.C. Superior Court Tuesdayandwill have another court appearance Wednesday morning. Ifhe’sconvicted, he could be sentenced to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000. “I'm profoundly sorry to let down my family, particularly my wife and son, andthepeople of Southwest Florida,” Redel said in a statement, reports CNN. “I struggle with the disease of alcoholism,and this led to an extremely irresponsible...
  • Obama Gives San Francisco’s Batkid a Six-Second Shout-Out [Valerie Tries to Soften Clown 's Image]

    11/16/2013 5:26:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/15/13 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    All Miles Scott wanted to do was to put on his Batman costume and fight crime on the grimy streets of Gotham City. Miles, a 5-year-old leukemia patient, got his wish on Friday, and his heroism earned him a pat on the back from President Obama. “Way to go, Miles. Way to save Gotham,” the president said in one of his first posts on Vine,a social media site that loops six-second videos uploaded by its users.
  • Poll shows Crist leading Scott by 10 points [Florida Governor]

    11/16/2013 4:59:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/15/13 | Scott Powers
    One year out from the 2014 state election, Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist holds a 10-point lead over current Republcian Gov. Rick Scott in a head-to-head matchup according to a new poll by Gravis Marketing of Winter Springs. In the same poll, a strong majority of voters are saying they are undecided when asked to choose between incumbent Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi and either of the two Democrats running to oppose her, George Sheldon or Perry Thurston...
  • Katy Perry Knocks Justin Bieber From No.1 Twitter Spot [Millions of fake accounts]

    11/04/2013 6:06:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 11/4/13 | Sophie Brown
    Justin Bieber dropped down a notch on the Twitter pecking order over the weekend as Katy Perry beat him to become the social network’s most popular user... ... some are questioning just how many followers of both singers are real. StatusPeople reckons more than 40% of Bieber’s Twitter fans are fake, compared to 52% of Perry’s. Bieber took over the most-followers title nine months ago, ending Lady Gaga’s two-year reign. Seven of the ten most followed Twitter users are musical artists, while the remaining three are Instagram, YouTube and U.S. President Barack Obama, according to CNBC.
  • State congresswoman speaks out in new book [Wasserman-Schultz Scribbles, Miami Media Worships]

    10/19/2013 4:38:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 10/18/13
    ... If you think you're busy, meet Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She's a congresswoman representing South Florida in Washington D.C. She's the head of the Democratic National Committee. Now, she can be called author. "I thought, let me write a book from my perspective as a mom and a lawmaker that hopefully can get not Washington insiders so much but regular people who are just living their lives, give them a roadmap on how they can get engaged," Wasserman Schultz said. "For The Next Generation - A Wake Up Call To Solving Our Nation's Problems" is the fifth-term congresswoman's first book....
  • Bettor's Verdict: GOP could lose the House

    10/18/2013 10:40:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 83 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10/18/13
    Next year’s midterm elections for Congress are now a tossup between the Republicans and the Democrats, according to the betting at the Iowa Electronic Markets — the only sportsbook in America allowed to bet on U.S. elections. Nancy Pelosi’s chances of leading the Democrats to a House majority have more than doubled in less than a month to about 50% as a result of the government-shutdown fiasco, according to betting on the exchange. And the Republicans, who appeared to have a lock on the elections just a few weeks ago, have seen their chances collapse at the same time. Back...
  • The Disney/Obamacare story, and what's really driving employment in the theme park business

    10/03/2013 4:53:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Theme Park Insider ^ | 10/2/13 | Robert Niles
    The Walt Disney Company got some nice press around the Web today following the disclosure that it would promote more than 400 part-time employees to full-time status,a move that was attributed to new requirements under the U.S. federal Affordable Care Act (also known as the "Obamacare" law).... But changes in health care laws don't drive employers' decisions about adding or cutting hours nearly as much as one other factor does —how much money the company's making. If there's money on the table to be had, companies will add the workers and hours they need to collect it. If there's no...
  • Dozens of bodies buried at former Florida boys school to be exhumed

    09/02/2013 6:08:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 9/2/13
    This weekend, Florida will begin digging into its tragic past as anthropologists start unearthing what they believe are the remains of dozens of children buried on the grounds of a former reform school. The exhumations at the Dozier School for Boys —which closed in 2011 —are the culmination of years of controversy surrounding the reform school and a mythology that has taken on a life of its own. Rightly or wrongly, the Florida Panhandle town of Marianna —just west of Tallahassee —has become synonymous with the school and its dark past. Some of those who were once sent to Dozier...
  • CURL: Obama's 2014 calculation: Let's have a war

    09/01/2013 7:02:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/13 | Joseph Curl
    The first rule for President Obama: It’s all about 2014. The second rule for President Obama: See Rule No. 1. Make no mistake: The president couldn’t care less about the plight of Syrians, the 1,500 gassed to death — including nearly 500 children. It’s all about 2014. Win the House, reign supreme. Consider this: Mr. Obama made his dramatic Rose Garden statement Saturday — then headed to the golf course. Congress has no plans to cut short its 30-day vacation, and the president did not call lawmakers back. So much for urgency. The conventional wisdom is, as usual, wrong. Losing...
  • People Don’t Fear Climate Change Enough

    08/29/2013 5:45:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Bloomberg (LINK ONLY) | 8/27/13 | Cass R. Sunstein
    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-27/people-don-t-fear-climate-change-enough.html
  • Obama targets college message to Pa.

    08/23/2013 10:01:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Independent ^ | 8/23/13 | Marc Levy
    ... Obama will visit Pennsylvania for the first time in more than a year as he brings his plan for college affordability to Scranton, a city that's friendly to the Democrat. The Friday evening visit to Lackawanna College is also Obama's first to Pennsylvania since he won the state on his way to a second term. Obama will appear with two Scranton natives, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Vice President Joe Biden, as he delivers his message to one of the nation's biggest college states. If Obama is trying to apply pressure to Republicans ahead of the September debate with...
  • Obama phones Ga. woman credited with stopping gunman [TV Cameras just HAPPEN to be there]

    08/23/2013 4:46:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/22/13
    President Barack Obama has phoned a Georgia woman credited with helping prevent a school shooting to thank her for her actions. Antoinette Tuff talked 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill into surrendering after he prompted a lockdown at McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga. Tuesday. Ga. school shooting first responder: We knew we had a "serious situation" Michael Brandon Hill packing nearly 500 rounds at Georgia elementary school The White House says Obama spoke with Tuff on Thursday while in New York, where he is on an education-focused bus trip. The White House says the president praised Tuff..