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  • Ex-McDonald’s CEO says raising the minimum wage will help robots take jobs

    05/25/2016 7:17:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matt McFarland
    A former McDonald’s chief executive has warned that raising the minimum wage will spur unemployment as companies will instead employ robots that work for less. “I guarantee you if a $15 minimum wage goes across the country you’re going to see a job loss like you can’t believe,” said Edward Rensi in an appearance on Fox Business Network Tuesday. “It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries.” The minimum wage has been a hot topic this spring, with some states and employers deciding to...
  • The Future Of America? – More Than Half Of All U.S. Adults Under Age 30 Now Reject Capitalism

    05/01/2016 8:05:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/30/2016 | Michael Snyder
    A shocking new survey has found that support for capitalism is dying in America. In fact, more than half of all adults in the United States under the age of 30 say that they do not support capitalism at this point. You might be tempted to dismiss them as “foolish young people”, but the truth is that they are the future of America. As older generations die off, they will eventually become the leaders of this country. And of course our nation has not resembled anything close to a capitalist society for quite some time now. In a recent article,...
  • Trump's Plan to Make Mexico Pay for the Wall by Blocking Money Transfers

    04/05/2016 2:33:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, usually, ladies and gentlemen, the pattern for Donald Trump during the primary season has been that when he has lost a primary, he immediately changes the narrative the next day, usually by announcing an endorsement. So you got Christie endorsing, which changed the narrative of a Trump loss. Sometimes the endorsement happens the night of a loss, usually next morning. Same thing happened with Dr. Carson after another Trump loss. Carson comes out and endorses Trump, and that changes the narrative. It's smart. Trump has no new endorsements to announce, so what he has done today...
  • Welcome to Our Post-Literate Political Culture

    03/24/2016 3:24:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    Welcome to Our Post-Literate Political Culture By Ian Tuttle March 24, 2016 Donald Trump’s decision not only to threaten Ted Cruz’s wife but, now, to double down and mock her is the most loathsome moment yet in a campaign characterized by vulgarity and bullying. About Trump’s penchant for bullying I wrote yesterday. But about his misogyny, an additional thought. The caption to Trump’s repulsive retweet reads A picture is worth 1000 words, which is generally a stupid thing people say to excuse themselves from the hard work of plumbing their mind for words. In reality, the pictures of Mrs. Trump...
  • Trump's English skills ranked worst of all candidates

    03/18/2016 7:10:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 140 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/18/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    Donald Trump's use of vocabulary and grammar is more elementary than that of other candidates, according to a new study that compared the candidates' English language skills. The New York businessman's grammar was comparable to a 5th grader's, lower than the average 6th to 8th grade levels used by Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, as well as Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, according to a newly released Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute study. Sanders scored highest in vocabulary, and was ranked at the level of an 11th grader. Trump was most comparable to a 7th...
  • Carl’s Jr. CEO wants to try automated restaurant where customers ‘never see a person’

    03/18/2016 7:49:09 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | 17 Mar 2016 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    NEW YORK – A CEO of a fast-food company is causing a stir on social media after claiming that he wants to create a fully automated restaurant. “We could have a restaurant that’s focused on all-natural products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order on a kiosk, you pay with a credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person,” Carl’s Jr. CEO Andy Puzder told Business Insider. Puzder says the automated restaurant would be cheaper since he wouldn’t have to worry about rising minimum wage. “If you’re making labor more expensive, and...
  • What Kind of Evangelicals Are Backing Donald Trump?

    02/25/2016 8:51:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 142 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 24, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Tuesday night's Nevada Republican caucuses had some very bad news for Ted Cruz. Cruz, who rode a wave of white evangelical support to victory in Iowa, lost badly to real estate tycoon Donald J. Trump, even among evangelicals, and by larger margins than he lost by in New Hampshire and South Carolina. Pundits struggle to explain why self-described evangelicals support a man who cannot recall ever asking God for forgiveness, has had three wives, has boasted about sleeping around, and can't tell a communion plate from an offering basket. National Review's J.D. Vance has perhaps the best explanation for this...
  • 'Idiocracy' writer: I never expected my movie 'to become a documentary'

    02/25/2016 7:52:40 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2016 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    The man behind the 2006 cult sci-fi film “Idiocracy” is lamenting that his fictional movie appears to have become reality. "I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary,” tweeted screenwriter Etan Cohen in an apparent jab at the 2016 presidential race.
  • Donald Trump Urges Boycott of Apple Until Apple Gives Gov SB Terrorist Info

    One of the things here I've noticed is that there's a debate going on about this topic. Donald Trump is right and I've said it, but come under fire. See the tweet below: Boycott all Apple products until such time as Apple gives cellphone info to authorities regarding radical Islamic terrorist couple from Cal— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2016 It would be one thing to talk about doing this to people who are alive. But the Radical Islamic Terrorists who carried out San Bernadino are dead. I don't care about their civil liberties. Keep America safe, which will...
  • Why I Can’t Learn to Love Donald Trump (Ross Douthat)

    02/13/2016 3:59:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ross Douthat
    [A] Trumpian four years would almost certainly involve a significant degradation of the unwritten restraints on presidential conduct, an acceleration of royalist tendencies that may be built into our system but still deserve to be slowed down, and a blurring of reality-TV and political culture that takes us several leagues further along the road to President Camacho. I don’t think that the nebulous possibility of dealmaking should tempt liberals to welcome this kind of experiment; I don’t think the hope of a more working-class-friendly G.O.P. should tempt conservative reformers to learn to love it either. And the fact that recent...
  • Obama to propose $10 per barrel fee on oil

    02/04/2016 12:41:35 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 181 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/4/2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Barack Obama will propose a $10 per barrel charge on oil to fund clean transportation projects as part of his final budget request next week, the White House said Thursday. The proposal would have difficulty clearing the Republican-controlled Congress. Oil companies would pay the fee, which would be gradually introduced over five years. The government would use the proceeds to fund high-speed railways, autonomous cars and other travel systems. "By placing a fee on oil, the President's plan creates a clear incentive for private sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil and at the same time invests in...
  • In a Desperate Bid to Take Down Donald Trump, Republicans Are Unleashing the F-Word

    11/25/2015 3:57:36 PM PST · by entropy12 · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 25, 2015 | Zeeshan Aleem
    The F-word: CNN's MJ Lee has a useful round-up of Republicans who are deciding to unite around the "fascist" label. As she points out, a number of prominent voices in the Republican race have decided it's an appropriate way to characterize Trump's rhetoric. One is Max Boot, an adviser to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, who tweeted that Trump deserved the label:
  • The Trouble with Kids Today (it's all about IQ after all)

    09/19/2015 12:08:13 PM PDT · by pabianice · 201 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/19/15 | Murray
    ...IQ has a substantial direct correlation with measures of success in life, and it is also correlated with a variety of other characteristics that promote success... ...It’s not just that the IQ gap in working-class and upper-middle-class communities has gotten wider. The life penalties associated with low IQ have risen since 1960. If you focus on the economic changes since 1960, those with low IQ have faced a labor market in which the market value of a strong back has dropped while the value of brains has soared... ...If you focus on the reforms and social programs of the 1960s,...
  • Oxford English Dictionary makes ‘Masshole’ official

    06/27/2015 2:44:19 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 66 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/25/15 | Stephanie McFeeters
    The Oxford English Dictionary added the word Masshole to its roster on Wednesday, formalizing a term well known to frustrated drivers throughout the Northeast. A piece of “coarse slang” defined as “a term of contempt for a native or inhabitant of the state of Massachusetts,” Masshole was one of nearly 500 words added to the dictionary on Wednesday, along with twerk, sext, hyperlocal, freegan, fratty, and fo’ shizzle.
  • Whoa: this is how the slain pastor felt about the Confederate flag (Voted FOR the Flag Display!)

    06/24/2015 2:46:09 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    Alan West ^ | 6-24-2015 | Michelle Hickford
    Matthew 5:9 says “Blessed are the peacemakers” and it would appear Pastor Clementa Pinckney was definitely one of those. While the mainstream media is decrying the fact that the Charleston shooting victim’s body was carried past a Confederate flag today, the good pastor may not have found it all that offensive. In 2000, during his first term in the South Carolina State Senate, Pinckney actually voted in favor of H5028, the May 2000 compromise which placed the flag at its current location. H5028 related to THE PERMANENT PLACEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG, THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FLAG, AND THE...
  • We’re gonna need to talk about taking down Thomas Jefferson MONUMENT from the Capitol

    06/24/2015 9:11:16 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6-23-2015 | Youtobe News
    I guess this means we must now demolish the Washington Monument, because he was a slave owner, Right? And burn our $20 bills because Andrew Jackson owned slaves, as well?? https://youtu.be/JoauvIx5cWc
  • Reid calls on UNLV to look into changing 'rebel' mascot

    06/23/2015 10:49:49 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    KRNV ^ | 6-23-2015 | KRNV
    Sen. Harry Reid says Nevada higher education officials should look at changing the Confederate-themed mascot at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Reid told reporters in Washington D.C. on Tuesday that Nevada's Board of Regents should take a look at changing UNLV's current mascot and sports team name from the so-called "Running Rebels."
  • Citadel votes to remove Confederate Naval Jack from campus chapel

    06/23/2015 7:38:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 70 replies
    News5 ^ | 6-23-2015 | Patrick Phillps, Meaghan Wallace
    The Board of Visitors at the Citadel voted Tuesday night to remove the Confederate Naval Jack from its chapel on campus. The vote was 9-3 in favor of removing the flag from Summerall Chapel. A Citadel spokesperson says the school needs the General Assembly's permission to remove the flag. According to Citadel officials, the flag was presented to the military college in 1939. The removal of the flag will be done in accordance with the Heritage Act, the spokesperson said.
  • Ferguson: Calm down... for what? (Written by Racheal Dolezal)

    06/16/2015 4:30:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    Inlander ^ | 11-25-2014 | Racheal Dolezal
    Sadness quickly turns to madness when the loss of one of our sons and brothers is minimized and coded away in polite legal terms with no intention of returning what was taken, no attempt at apologizing for the damage done. Life meets death in the streets, where walking, shopping, driving, talking, playing on the playground or listening to music can be deadly these days… just being black in America. The flames erupting in Ferguson are the fires burning in the hearts of mothers of black sons in this nation. We cry for the life nurtured inside us those nine months,...
  • Combat Ship Christened for Former Congresswoman, Gun-Control Advocate Giffords

    06/11/2015 9:56:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    pjmedia ^ | June 11, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The Defense Department is naming a combat ship after former congresswoman and gun-control advocate Gabrille Giffords this weekend. Giffords was shot in the head at a constituent meet and greet during her third term. She resigned from Congress in 2012 to focus on her recovery, and started a gun-control PAC called Americans for Responsible Solutions in 2013. She and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, have also advocated for gun-control measures in congressional testimony. The Navy’s tenth littoral combat ship will be christened USS Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday in Mobile, Ala. “The christening of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords marks the...
  • CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Blames Military Veterans For Baltimore Riots VIDEO

    04/28/2015 6:29:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-28-2015 | Alex Griswold
    While conducting an interview with Democratic Maryland Representative Elijiah Cummings, CNN host Brooke Baldwin questioned whether the violence in Baltimore had something to do with the amount of military veterans in the police department. “Another thing that has to be done here, is we’ve really got to look at our police department,” Cummings began.
  • State Dept. Spox on ISIS: “We CANNOT win this war by killing them” (Bimbo Alert)

    02/16/2015 8:11:38 PM PST · by Islander7 · 123 replies
    RightScoop ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | By The Right Scoop
    State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told Chris Matthews tonight that we cannot win this war with ISIS by killing them. She said we have to get to the root cause of why people are attracted to Jihad — you know like poverty, jobs, etc… “We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to...
  • The Trillion-Dollar Pension Crisis Is Only Getting Worse Because People Are Living Too Long

    02/16/2015 10:47:39 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    BI ^ | 2-16-2014 | John Mauldin
    John Mauldin February 16, 2015We do not have to look to Greece to find massively underfunded obligations. Here in the US we can find hundreds of examples, willingly created by politicians and businessmen who proclaim they are working for the public good. We call them pension funds, but they’re just another form of unfunded debt. A sovereign bond is a promise to pay a certain amount of money over time. A defined-benefit pension fund is a promise to pay a certain amount of income over time. The value of either is determined by the ability of the government or the...
  • Susan Rice defends Obama’s foreign policy: U.S. not facing ‘existential’ threats

    02/06/2015 4:42:55 PM PST · by yoe · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 6, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said Friday that President Obama’s Washington critics often lack “perspective” and that the U.S. no longer faces threats akin to World War II. “Too often, what’s missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective. Yes, there is a lot going on. Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World War II or during the Cold War,” Ms. Rice said at the Brookings Institution in Washington, The Hill reported.
  • New plan calls for Miami-Dade mayor to take reins on sea rise

    01/18/2015 5:45:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/18/15 | Jenny Staletovich
    Miami-Dade County’s task force on rising seas wants the county mayor to take the reins on the mounting problem and will propose a suite of resolutions before commissioners on Wednesday to address the issue. The measures will serve as “marching orders” to increase the county’s response to sea rise, County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa said during a meeting with Miami Herald editors last week. She sponsored the legislation carrying out the task force recommendations as one of her last acts as commission chairwoman. The resolutions ask Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to take formal oversight and dedicate staff and resources to shepherd...
  • How A Baby Boom of Hispanic, Asian and Black Children Is Going To Reshape The Country And…..

    11/17/2014 5:33:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | November 17, 2014 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    How A Baby Boom of Hispanic, Asian and Black Children Is Going To Reshape The Country And Make Whites A Minority By 2050 White birth rates are falling while immigrants and other minorities are having more children. The population surge comes from immigrants having children in the US - not directly from immigration. Minorities are also moving to the suburbs at faster rates, ensuring they are getting more diverse. The population of mixed race Americans will grow dramatically in the next 50 years - nearly tripling By MICHAEL ZENNIE 17 November A new baby boom of Hispanic, Asian and black...
  • Are We Evolving Stupidity? Are we dumber than our grandparents?

    09/19/2014 8:54:22 AM PDT · by fishtank · 78 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-19-14 | Brian Thomas
    Are We Evolving Stupidity? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Are we dumber than our grandparents? Social psychologists are tracking IQ scores and noticed a decline in the last decade after a steady rise since the 1950s. Some wonder if the recent downturn reflects genes that have been eroding all along. Are we evolving stupidity? The concept of eroding genes—steadily but slowly marred by new slightly harmful mutations that occur every generation—has its proponents and detractors. New Scientist consultant Bob Holmes wrote, “The most controversial explanation is that rising IQ scores have been hiding a decline in our genetic potential.”1 Holmes...
  • Are we becoming more STUPID?

    08/21/2014 12:43:50 PM PDT · by 3Fingas · 69 replies
    Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2730791/Are-STUPID-Britons-people-IQ-decline.html#ixzz3B3dLJfeH Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Police: Do Not Call Us if Facebook Is Down (911 Inundated; FEMA Needed)

    08/01/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    WFSB ^ | Aug 01, 2014 | Rob Polansky
    An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down. Sgt. Burton Brink, the public information officer in La Crescenta, CA, posted a Tweet reminding people about the reasons for calling them for help. "#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!" he wrote. Users who tried to get on Facebook around noon EST were greeted with an apology. "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this...
  • Europeans ‘will die out’ without migration (Start Loading the Trains)

    07/15/2014 3:36:32 PM PDT · by equalator · 49 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | 7-12-2014 | Ann Cahill
    The number of babies born is exceeded by the number of deaths, and any growth last year in the EU was accounted for by migrants. In just 15 years, half of Europeans will be over the age of 65 years and the numbers under 45 will drop by a quarter. This means that countries will not be able to afford their health and pension systems unless there is an influx of new workers, according to the report published by the migration policy centre in the European University in Florence.
  • Shart Week drops on Comedy Central

    07/15/2014 8:21:27 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 15, 2014 | Hal Boedeker
    In a spoof of Shark Week, Comedy Central will deliver Shart Week. Yes, what a difference one letter can make. "It's gonna be a gas," Comedy Central announced Tuesday, describing it a "weeklong excrement extravaganza." The #ShartWeek programming starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 3, and the theme will be carried through episodes of "Tosh.0," "Futurama," "South Park," "Workaholics," "Chappelle's Show," "Key & Peele" and other series. The week concludes Aug. 9 with 11.5 hours of "poop-themed programming" from 12:30 p.m. to midnight, Comedy Central said. Viewers of "@midnight" can expect Shart Week-themed #HashtagWars segments.
  • Priceless: Student Sums Up Common Core Idiocy in a SINGLE Word

    07/13/2014 11:46:51 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 43 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-08-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsOne student got tired of being dumbed-down by Common Core's convoluted "standards" to do basic arithmetic. "Standards" like how to add two numbers, which the student was told to do like THIS: WHAT? It's enough to make you pull your hair out. So when he was given his next basic arithmetic assignment, to find the difference between 180 and 158 (180-158), this 5th grade student just did it his own way -- the right way -- and dissed Common Core with single, awesome word:
  • Marijuana use may affect the size and shape of men's sperm

    06/06/2014 7:14:49 AM PDT · by shove_it · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5 Jun 2014 | Loren Grush
    ~snip~ “There are fewer risks than people think, and that makes sense to me,” Pacey said. “The single thing that affects fertility is how big your testicles are. If you’re blessed with big testicles, you’ll produce more sperm.”
  • Labour MP: Women Will Have to Breed if Immigration is Curbed (Oppose mass-immigration= Unpatriotic)

    06/04/2014 5:05:05 PM PDT · by equalator · 25 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 6-4-2014 | Nick Hallett
    Stella Creasy, the Labour & Co-operative MP for Walthamstow, said that Britain either needs immigration or a massive baby boom in order to support the growing number of pensioners, or else "our ability to sustain our economy" will collapse. She added that this would leave the NHS in crisis.She said that this made UKIP leader Nigel Farage "deeply unpatriotic" as his party has campaigned for an end to mass immigration. UKIP are "basically talking about managing the decline of Britain" she said.
  • Gallup Reveals the Obvious: Our Moral Collapse Continues

    06/04/2014 2:10:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/4/2014 | Trevor Thomas
    Gallup is out with its latest “moral acceptability” survey. On 19 issues, Americans were asked, “In general, do you find the following morally acceptable[?]” The responses were ranked on a scale from “highly acceptable” to “highly unacceptable.” There was one issue – birth control, with 90% approval – that rated “highly acceptable” and nine, with approvals from 57% to 69%, that rated “largely acceptable.”Of those 10 issues, the response to seven of them is Exhibit A in the case of the collapse of the family in America. On two of the other three issues – wearing animal fur and medical...
  • The Coming Collapse of the Welfare State: We're running out of people; not just money

    02/25/2014 7:16:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/25/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 1935, the year that FDR signed the Social Security Act into law, the birth rate was 18.7 per 1,000. In 1940, when the first monthly check was issued, it had gone up to 19.4. By 1954, when Disability had been added, the birth rate at the heart of the Baby Boom stood at 25.3. In a nation of 163 million people, 4 million babies were being born each year. By 1965, when Medicare was plugged in, the birth rate had fallen back to 19.4. For the first time in ten years fewer than 4 million babies had been born...
  • State Department Buys Million Dollar Granite Sculpture from Irish-Born Artist

    12/04/2013 3:28:48 PM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 50 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | DEC 3, 2013 | JERYL BIER
    At the end of September, the federal government's fiscal year was drawing to a close, the threat of a shut down was increasing, and the State Department was shopping for art. Four contracts were awarded in the last two weeks of September, including $1,000,000 for a granite sculpture by Irish-born artist Sean Scully to be installed at the new U.S. Embassy in London. Notice of the awards was posted Sunday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
  • Marriage Now More Important to Men Than It Is to Women

    11/01/2013 12:45:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | ERICA SCHWIEGERSHAUSEN
    A new survey suggests that marriage is actually more important to men than it is to women. In fact, just since last year, the number of women who say their definition of success is not linked to marriage (or relationships at all) has nearly doubled. According to the third “Professional Women Report” (h/t the Atlantic), a survey of over 1,000 male and female professionals released yesterday by LinkedIn and Citi, 9 percent of women say that marriage and relationships do not factor into their consideration of success, compared to 5 percent last year. It turns out that men are more...
  • CHART: Check Out How The Age At Which People First Get Married Is Soaring

    10/27/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Here's a fascinating chart that probably comports with what you're seeing in real life. The age at which people are first getting married is soaring. (Via John Podhoretz). The jump in the last decade is particularly notable. There are various theories for why people are getting married later, but one notion has to do with cultural attitudes towards marriage, and the growing perception that marriage is a "capstone" of life achievements, rather than a cornerstone.
  • DNC Chair: 'I Don't Think We Should Be Making Excuses' for Obamacare Rollout

    10/15/2013 1:17:33 PM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 15, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the Huffington Post today that "I don't think we should be making excuses" for the Obamacare roll-out:
  • The Twenty-First Century “Ineptocracy” of America (being ruled by the inept)

    10/15/2013 8:38:02 AM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    capitalismmagazine ^ | 2012.06.18 | Michael J Hurd
    When you place power in the hands of inept idiots, then you foster the rule of “ineptocracy.” You give power to the least capable and the least deserving. In the process, you may wonder why there is less and less in society to admire and enjoy. It’s because the idiots given the power they never deserved are not capable of producing anything. I ran across a t-shirt that says everything about the state of our country today: Ineptocracy: A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members...
  • Really? Amber Alert website goes dark under government shutdown

    10/06/2013 5:17:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 77 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-6-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    This is a new low. Obama SPENT money to close natl parks but shut down the Amber Alert website. Look for yourself: http://1.usa.gov/190aIeP
  • So Bill de Blasio Honeymooned in Cuba—Big Deal?

    10/04/2013 10:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    By New York standards the city’s (probable) next mayor Bill De Blasio wouldn’t merit a backstage pass at a Castro concert. The Stalinist dictator’s fan base in the city he craved to incinerate is much too vast and passionate to allow room in the long queue for pictures and autographs to any but the genuinely smitten, who literally swarm in New York City. “I have a huge critique of the current government there (in Cuba) because it’s undemocratic,” snapped de Blasio to a Cuban–American radio interviewer last week. “It doesn’t allow freedom of the press, and I think there’s a...
  • Why millennials won't turn "conservative"

    09/16/2013 5:42:07 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 68 replies
    Renew America ^ | 15Sept13 | Selwyn Duke
    Every so often the wonks of wishful thinking give us an article about how blacks are becoming Republicans, how Hispanics are supposedly a natural GOP constituency, or, as is the subject here today, how the millennial generation is turning "conservative." Perhaps pundits asserting the last thing recall Winston Churchill's observation, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain." And perhaps they overlook that it's possible to raise a brainless generation. Don't think, as one might, that this will be a typical analysis sneering at the proverbial...
  • Why Millennials Won't Turn 'Conservative'

    09/12/2013 12:02:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Every so often the wonks of wishful thinking give us an article about how blacks are becoming Republicans, how Hispanics are supposedly a natural GOP constituency, or, as is the subject here today, how the millennial generation is turning "conservative." Perhaps pundits asserting the last thing recall Winston Churchill's observation, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain." And perhaps they overlook that it's possible to raise a brainless generation. Don't think, as one might, that this will be a typical analysis sneering at the proverbial...
  • 48% of US Births Took Place at Poverty Level

    09/10/2013 11:38:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/10/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    That’s rather bad news because it not only tells us that poverty is ubiquitous, but that the birth rate is swinging deeper into its trenches, meaning more people carrying fewer people. Or to put it another way, if you want a picture of the future, imagine a thousand Detroits being subsidized by ten thousand suburbs of government employees and those suburbs being subsidized by the printing presses of Washington. According to researchers from the George Washington University (GWU) School of Public Health, in 2010, almost half of all births in the United States were paid for by Medicaid, and that...
  • Karl Marx for President (video)

    09/10/2013 11:52:38 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 14 replies
    Mark Dice -- via youtube ^ | Sept. 9, 2013 | Mark Dice
    Man on the street video. People will sign almost anything.
  • Idiocracy on Comedy Channel (last 40 minutes)

    08/31/2013 1:54:26 PM PDT · by dennisw · 57 replies
    Sept 1 2013
    Here is the future and the future is now!!!!
  • Seven Surprising Truths about the World

    07/15/2013 1:01:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    Reason ^ | August/September 2013 Issue | Ronald Bailey
    Did you know that the incidence of cancer in the United States has been declining for nearly 20 years? That the spread of pornography correlates with a decline in rape? That average IQs are going up substantially all around the world? These are just some of the truths that are well-known to the scholars who study those subjects but generally come as a surprise to even the best-educated among us.
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    07/13/2013 9:55:59 AM PDT · by varyouga · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/12/13 | Mike Flacy
    <p>Detailed within a study conducted by Harris Interactive, approximately nine percent of American adults admitted to using a smartphone while engaging in sexual intercourse with their partner.</p> <p>Of the more than 2,000 survey respondents, the largest percentage of adults that admitted this fact were split between Generation X and Millennial ages. Specifically, 20 percent of adults between the ages of 18 to 34 grabbed their smartphone during sex. Included within the 2013 Mobile Consumer Habits study, this survey was commissioned by Jumio; a company that offers payments and ID scanning solutions.</p>