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  • Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast

    04/17/2015 7:14:21 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/16/2015 | Aaron Kinney
    In a ghostly reminder of the Bay Area's nuclear heritage, scientists announced Thursday they have captured the first clear images of a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay. The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sank the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands. The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military...
  • Obama's Morally Confused Prayer Breakfast Lecture

    02/07/2015 4:23:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I find it very odd that a president notably lacking in humility and frequently riding his own high horse would lecture American Christians about those subjects because they presumably condemn acts of barbarism by Islamists. Talk about a string of disconnects. While we're at it, let's note one more. Obama, at the National Prayer Breakfast, also exhorted us to "uphold the distinction between our faith and our governments -- between church and between state." Last time I checked, it was not Christians, unless you believe that Obama is a Christian, who were using government power to restrict religious liberties of...
  • Americans Forget Martin Luther King and What He Did - First African American to Walk on the Moon!?

    01/19/2015 6:47:52 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/19/14 | Mark Dice
    Americans Forget Martin Luther King and What He Did. Mark Dice interviews beachgoers in San Diego about MLK for Martin Luther King Day 2015.
  • Politically-Challenged: Texas Tech Edition (video)

    11/04/2014 3:21:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 28, 2014 | PoliTech
    Texas Tech's new student political organization PoliTech goes to campus to see how much our students know about their nation's politics! You might be surprised.
  • Without Reliable, Rapid Tests, Ebola Ignorance Infects Us All

    10/27/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/27/2014 | Steve Berman
    Like most Americans, I suffer from a bad case of Ignorantia Febris Ebola, or Ebola Ignorance.  When Ebola first hit American shores, my gut instinct was to simply ban travel from the affected countries, or at least quarantine travelers for 21 days.  I wrote “I’m all for preventing a panic, but a panic is what we will get if we don’t get this situation in hand quickly.” The media-fed panic we are seeing (and it’s not a true panic, more a malaise or angst) is the result of the rapid spread of Ebola Ignorance, which has an R0 value of...
  • Maher vs. Affleck on Islam: Maher Should Apologize to Christians and Jews

    10/09/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Actor Ben Affleck, star of the hit film "Gone Girl," recently appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show along with Sam Harris, author of the book "Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion." Maher and Harris accused Affleck of ignoring the extent of intolerance within Islam. Maher said: "Liberals need to stand up for liberal principles ... like freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality for minorities -- including homosexuals. These are liberal principles that liberals applaud for. But then when you say, 'In...
  • Tempest over Obama's tea cup salute: CIC sparks anger by saluting US Marines with drink in his hand

    09/23/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 62 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 Sep 14 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama saluted a pair of United States Marines on Tuesday while holding what appeared to be a styrofoam cup in his saluting hand, a breach of military regulations that won't win him fans among veterans and servicemen.
  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS… On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    <p>Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week.</p> <p>Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.</p>
  • ISIS 'orders female genital mutilation' for women in Mosul

    07/24/2014 6:53:52 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 150 replies
    BBC ^ | July 24,2014 | Unknown
    The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). UN official Jacqueline Badcock said the fatwa, or religious edict, applied to females between the ages of 11 and 46.
  • Resident of One of Most Liberal States Explains How She’d Fight the War on Terror

    07/15/2014 5:10:35 PM PDT · by GilGil · 97 replies
    Theblaze.com ^ | 7/14/2014 | Jason Howerton
    “How would you fight the war on terror?” Watters asked. “Let’s be friends, let’s work together,” she replied. “You want to be friends with al Qaeda?” Watters said. “I want the entire world to know that we are all connected,” the woman added.
  • How could Stephen Spielberg kill a Triceratops?

    07/11/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | july 11, 2014 | David Mccormack
    Gullible internet users in uproar over vintage photo of Jurassic Park director posing with 'prey'. A photo of the Hollywood director on the set of his 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park was posted online last Sunday. Facebook meme-maker and wit Jay Branscomb added a jokey caption claiming the photo showed a 'despicable' hunter. Not everyone was able to appreciate his sarcastic sense of humor and criticized the 'animal killer'. One commenter labelled Spielberg an 'inhumane p****' despite Triceratops being extinct for 66 million years. ‘Steven Spielberg, I’m disappointed in you. I’m not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER,’ she...
  • Reform Math Must be Destroyed Root and Branch

    07/04/2014 1:37:17 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The Education Establishment went way too far, and this has presented the country with a unique opportunity for real improvement of the public schools. As never before, parents across the United States will tell you emphatically that they hate Common Core, and they especially hate Common Core Math. The Education Establishment will try to maneuver around this revulsion. Compromises will be offered. The same dumb ideas will be repackaged as something new and wonderful. The challenge is to refuse to compromise. Sometimes a good thing, compromise is now the biggest threat to genuine reform. Our Education Establishment has been selling...
  • New York Times poll shows: 40% of Americans are stupid, greedy, mentally defective or all three

    06/27/2014 8:55:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/27/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Those of us who have followed the decline of America under Barack Hussein Obama are supposed to be encouraged by the results of a recent New York Times survey on attitudes toward the president and his policies. The sharp drop in support for this enemy of America is a nice thing but the numbers leave questions that tell a bigger story. While those who have ears to hear and eyes to see recognize that Obama is the worst president in American history, it is a tragedy that at least 40% of Americans identify themselves as too greedy, too stupid or...
  • Uselessness on display

    06/13/2014 4:20:37 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 6 replies
    Personal E-Mail | 6/13/14 | Senator Jeff Flake (R, AZ)
    Thank you for contacting me about U.S. Marine Corps veteran Andrew Tahmooressi. As you may know, on March 31, 2014, Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested on weapons charges in Mexico after arriving at a border crossing point with a pistol, shotgun, and rifle in his truck. Possession of a firearm is a federal crime in Mexico, and Sergeant Tahmooressi is currently being detained while he awaits hearings concerning his case. Sergeant Tahmooressi maintains that he took a wrong turn and had no intention of crossing the Mexican border or trafficking arms. Although this affair is a matter for the Mexican judiciary,...
  • Has Russia Gone Rogue?

    06/01/2014 7:13:11 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 56 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1 Jun 14 | Kim Zigfeld
    Has Russia gone rogue? Information revealed last week indicates that it has, and that because of the reckless weakness of Barack Obama, America now faces a neo-Soviet Russian bear primed for aggression, just as in the era of the USSR. Last week, the spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee, Vladimir Markin, announced that Russia is now a vigilante nation. He stated: “And if not a single state in the world is capable of admitting the evident facts that Ukrainian authorities have been acting as criminals, Russia’s Investigative Committee will shoulder this responsibility by opening a criminal case.” o in other...
  • Idiots On Parade &#10145; Americans Forget The Meaning of Memorial Day! &#10145; OMG Video

    05/27/2014 10:21:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Trouble Making Beyoch ^ | 5/26/14 | Mark Dice
    Many Americans don't even know the meaning of Memorial Day, and some don't even care! Have a look. Mark Dice talks with beach goers in San Diego about this important holiday.
  • Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan [USA's "longest war" to end? NOPE!]

    05/26/2014 6:53:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Michael Bowman
    ....[Obama] told troops he is thankful for their service. He called them "real heroes." He also pledged to bring a “responsible end” to America’s longest war. He promised to announce “fairly shortly” how many U.S. troops will remain in the country after the current combat mission is concluded at end of this year.
  • SEE IT: Helpless stray cat goes flying after being kicked by heartless creep in Brooklyn

    05/06/2014 3:43:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/6/14 | Joseph Stepansky , Rocco Parascandola , Mark Morales , Ginger Adams Otis
    Andre Robinson, 21, is seen laughing as he lures the unsuspecting kitty toward him before he kicks it with full force, sending it flying 20 feet through the air. Video of the vicious May 2 act was posted on Facebook and circulated for several days before cops arrested Robinson on Monday. He has eight prior arrests, including one for knifepoint robbery
  • How many stars are in the solar system?

    04/22/2014 7:48:56 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 117 replies
    Vanity | 4/22/2014 | Self
    I got this email from a relative. Scary how uneducated some "educated" people are. These are middle class 30s people with good jobs, a mix of high school and college graduates. I was at my friend’s house last night and there were a bunch of people over. It was really nice out so we stayed outside most of the time. When the stars started to appear I used an app on my phone that lets you look up in the sky and it identifies what stars/planets/constellations you’re aiming the phone at. One thing lead to another and a person made...
  • Senator Insists Videos of Him Must Have Been Photo-Shopped

    03/29/2014 10:01:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) vociferously denied ever accusing victims of Obamacare of lying about their troubles. He dismissed video evidence of him making such accusations as “bogus.” “In an earlier era ‘seeing is believing’ might have been a powerful verification of reality,” Reid said. “However, in this age of increasingly sophisticated computers, software, and savvy users one can no longer count on believing one’s own eyes and ears. It is inconceivable to me that I would have made such a foolish and politically inept assertion in public.” Reid’s portrayal of sophisticated computer users victimizing him clashed with his...
  • Disproportionate Numbers of Black Kids Being Suspended from Preschool Programs

    03/24/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 109 replies
    Afro ^ | 3/21/14
    Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools—and they're disproportionately Black, a trend that continues up through the later grades. Data released March 21 by the Education Department's civil rights arm finds that Black children represent about 18 percent of children enrolled in preschool programs in schools, but almost half of the students were suspended more than once. Six percent of the nation's districts with preschools reported suspending at least one preschool child. Advocates have long said that get-tough suspension and arrest policies in schools have contributed to a "school-to-prison" pipeline that snags minority students, but much of the...
  • The Profound Arrogant Ignorance and Stupidity of Liberals in Charge

    03/24/2014 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/24/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    The recent Twitter kerfuffle between Matt Drudge and the Obama/media/academic complex over the ObamaCare tax demonstrates in plain view and without question something many of us have known for years: while the organized left insist that they are the only ones smart enough to run the world, they remain astonishingly ignorant of how it works. They’re even ignorant of how the most fundamental parts of laws that they champion operate.In case you missed it, Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX” shortly after filing his first quarterly installment for 2014...
  • Liberal hatemongers explode over innocent picture of 12-year-old Piper Palin

    01/12/2014 10:20:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2014 | Joe Newby
    It seems the mere mention of the name "Palin" is enough to send liberal hatemongers over the edge. On Saturday, Twitchy reported that's exactly what happened when 12-year-old Piper Palin tweeted a "selfie" that was a clever response to something her mother posted on Facebook. Predictably, liberal hatemongers on Twitter reacted like Pavlov's dogs and engaged in the usual hatred Americans have come to expect from the left. The former governor, Twitchy said, was in Pasadena on Friday to promote her new outdoor program. Palin told television critics she hoped her program would “empower young women to get outdoors,...
  • Evidence that Charter Schools Better Serve Poor People Disparaged

    01/06/2014 8:38:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    A 2013 study on Michigan charter public schools done by Stanford University and a recently released study by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy showing that charter schools do a better job serving low-income students than public schools was disparaged by US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as “off target.” The studies indicated that charter schools enroll a larger proportion of students from low-income families (70%) than public schools (55%). On top of this, the Stanford study found that black and Hispanic students did significantly better in reading and math when in charter schools than their peers in conventional public...
  • Best Creation News of 2013: Astronomy

    12/18/2013 8:42:40 AM PST · by fishtank · 72 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 12-18-13 | Brian Thomas
    Best Creation News of 2013: Astronomy by Brian Thomas, M.S. * This year science has challenged the popular idea that the universe developed all by itself over billions of years. Astronomical discoveries from 2013 confirm creation—starting with the moon and reaching to the farthest galaxies. If the moon was formed over four billion years ago by some colossal impact as secularists assert, then it should be dry as a bone. The violent impact would have melted all the minerals and thus would have ejected any water from its magma. But this year researchers reported discovering water within the minerals of...
  • Population and the Age of the Earth

    01/03/2014 10:54:01 AM PST · by fwdude · 166 replies
    CreationMoments ^ | n.d. | CreationMoments et al
    Genesis 1:28 “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it…” How long have people been living on the Earth? The evolutionist says two million years. The Bible-believing Christian says about six thousand. Who is right? Statistically, a couple must have 2.1 children to keep a population at the same level. In practice, this means a minimum of three children per family. Let us suppose for a moment that the biblical account of the Genesis Flood in which just eight people survived is true. Let us further suppose that...
  • Age of Ignorance (projectile vomit alert)

    12/30/2013 4:56:23 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 17 replies
    New York Review of Books ^ | March 20, 2012 | Charles Simic
    Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. It’s no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the Times a few days ago, that educated people are the nation’s most valuable resources. Sure, they are, but do we still want them? It doesn’t look to me as if we do. The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bull$hit. An educated, well-informed population, the kind that a functioning democracy requires, would be difficult to lie to, and could...
  • Is the President Dishonest Or Ignorant? (How about both?)

    12/05/2013 11:07:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    In September, White House Spokesmodel Jay Carney was asked about the mounting stories of companies cutting employees and hours to get under the arbitrary magic numbers created for Obamacare’s many mandates. In typical progressive fashion, Carney dismissed reality and substituted his own. “There’s a difference between anecdotes and data,” he said. He’s right, of course. And he should know … his boss has governed by anecdote, not data, not facts, since he took office. Putting Obamacare aside for the moment, the most egregious example in the history of the United States of the bluster of anecdotes over reality came in...
  • The Myth Of JFK

    11/21/2013 5:28:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Few events and people have had more words written about them than that day and that man. But, and I have to be honest here, I don’t get it. In fact, I’ve never gotten it. Yes, losing a president to an assassin’s bullet is a traumatic national event, something we’ve fortunately not been through again since – although there have been some close calls. And it’s the one event where everyone over the age of 55 seems to recall exactly where they were when they heard the...
  • Target Removing Criminal History Section from Job Applications

    11/04/2013 8:19:16 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 72 replies
    Afro ^ | 11/1/13 | Alexis Taylor
    Individuals seeking employment with the Target Corporation will soon notice a change in the company’s job applications. The Minneapolis-based company recently announced that they will no longer question applicants about their criminal history. The company said it expects to remove the question from applications nationwide in the coming year. According to the National Employment Law Project, the decision was based on a new Minnesota law and the efforts of grassroots organizations that have been pressuring the company to change their standards. “Target is finally doing the right thing by reforming its hiring policies so that qualified job applicants aren’t automatically...
  • Parent Wants KKK Founder’s Name Removed from Fla. Black High School

    09/13/2013 8:11:07 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 59 replies
    Afro ^ | 9/12/13 | Zenitha Prince
    A Jacksonville, Fla. father is waging a campaign to change the name of a school that was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, a slave trader and the first “grand wizard” of the Klu Klux Klan. Omotoya Richmond is the originator of the fast-growing petition on Change.org that has amassed more than 77,000 signatures at last count on Sept. 12. The Long Island, N.Y. transplant told the AFRO he did not want his 7-year-old daughter—or any other child—who may eventually matriculate at a high school in Duval County, to have to attend a school named after someone whose legacy is that...
  • DOJ Sues to Stop School Voucher Program

    09/02/2013 11:34:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    The US Department of Justice asked a federal judge to prohibit school districts in Louisiana from issuing vouchers to students currently enrolled in failing public schools. The vouchers are intended to give these students an escape route while simultaneously inducing schools to improve their performance. Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t take issue with the desire to improve student outcomes, but counseled that “all must be treated equally. Under the voucher program, students with parents who care about their child’s education will be able to opt out. Students whose parents are indifferent won’t.” “It is our belief that all must sink...
  • Is Putin real Christian or Communist KGB Hoax?

    07/03/2013 11:19:14 AM PDT · by Marianland · 95 replies
    Rafael Brom and Libor Brom ^ | 07/03/2013 | Rafael Brom
    Looks like that many Christians forgot that Russian Orthodox Church was and is controlled by KGB. Their priests were and are KGB agents. Yes, they want to conquer world, not with Russian Christianity but with long range planned Russian Communism which they exported successfully with Communist religion "Theory of Evolution" to the West. Now they are pretending that they are good guys with their phony Christianity. Wolf change clothing but never his nature and useful idiots getting hooked on this Putin's "Christianity" hoax. Lenin, the founder of the first Communist state, put it simply: "First we will take Eastern Europe,...
  • Don't Know Much About Geography

    08/15/2013 7:41:03 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/15/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Over a half-century after Cooke wrote that lighthearted song, such ignorance is now all too real. Even our best and brightest -- or rather our elites especially -- are not too familiar with history or geography. Both disciplines are the building blocks of learning. Without awareness of natural and human geography, we are reduced to a sort of self-contained void without accurate awareness of the space around us. An ignorance of history also creates the same sort of self-imposed exile, leaving us ignorant of both what came before us and what is likely to follow. In the case of geography,...
  • Rebuilding an America in Which Everyone Counts

    08/02/2013 4:23:48 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 25 replies
    Afro ^ | 7/31/13 | Rep. Elijah Cummings
    As President Obama and America move forward with full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, this nation continues to be embroiled in the fundamental struggle for human dignity that Dr. King addressed at the Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago. Although the President did not stress this historic perspective during his seminal remarks on economic renewal at Knox College last week, he made it clear that the movement to assure affordable health care for every American is a moral, as well as economic, imperative. The President believes, as do I, that the harsh reality of too many Americans’ dying before their...
  • Time to Rethink Everything (Zimmerman Verdict = Reparations)

    07/30/2013 6:15:22 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 90 replies
    Afro ^ | 7/24/13 | Minister Ari Sesu Merretazon
    PHILADELPHIA--The stench of injustice has spilled over with the nauseating smell of institutional murder once again. Left unchanged, this injustice will linger until the next injustice, and the next case…until we finally get it: public policy, in the form of reparations, is the solution to all of our social ills and the injustices that frame our existence. It’s time to rethink our demands and actions. Reparations is a word to describe what can be done to help victims of chattel enslavement overcome the horrific generational damage that they suffered and the means to give them back their dignity and to...
  • Essay by a teacher in a black high school

    07/28/2013 8:41:41 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 191 replies
    Honda Tech ^ | July 6, 2013 | Unknown
    <p>The truth is usually a tough thing to accept, so I understand if this is flagged. It would be a cowardly thing to do, but I understand it. Some people just ignore unpleasant truths. However, if you think ignoring the problem, or trying to censor the truth, will help our black children improve, you're dreaming. This is important, so I'm happy to repost - indefinitely if necessary.</p>
  • Freep This Poll (Worst Modern President)

    07/25/2013 7:10:43 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 26 replies
    Topix ^ | 7/25/13
    Worst Modern Day President Click on an option to vote George W. Bush 34% Richard Nixon 19% Ronald Reagan 17% Jimmy Carter 11% Barack Obama 10% George H. W. Bush 2% Gerald Ford 2% Lyndon B. Johnson 1% Bill Clinton 0% John F. Kennedy 0% Current Total 86
  • Black Pastors to Members: Be Aware and Beware Zimmerman Verdict

    07/25/2013 4:25:47 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 51 replies
    Afro ^ | 7/14/13 | Courtney Jacobs and Blair Adams
    Rev. John K. Jenkins, Sr. looked out at the congregation of First Baptist Church of Glendarden and sighed. Less than 12 hours after jurors in Sanford, Fla., found George Zimmerman not guilty in the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, he was having “trouble” coming to terms with the verdict and what it meant for justice, and righteousness, or the lack thereof, in this country. Though the church celebrated its annual Music and Arts Ministry on July 14, Jenkins had a heavy heart. His topic for the day was “Directions for Troubled Times.” “I was speechless,” Jenkins told...
  • Is It Ignorance or Is It Intent?

    07/24/2013 12:48:11 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 14 replies
    July 24, 2013 | MosesKnows
    Is It Ignorance or Intent That Will Destroy American I had penned something in a chat room without fully recognizing what I suggested. What I posted was “Americans' ignorance of America's past could destroy America’s freedom.” What if it is intent and not ignorance causing America’s decline. I have the belief that if more people were aware of how America became an exceptional country they would have a better appreciation of freedom. America did not become exceptional because of what the government did, America became exceptional because of what the Constitution prohibited the government from doing. The generations’ immediately following...
  • Global food supply under threat as water wells dry up

    07/06/2013 7:01:14 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 50 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Saturday 6 July 2013 09.24 EDT | John Vidal, environment editor
    Wells dry up and underwater tables fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously threatened, a leading resource analyst has warned. Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington, claims that 18 countries, together containing half the world's people, are overpumping their underground water tables to the point – known as "peak water" – where they are not replenishing and where harvests are getting smaller each year. The situation is most serious in the Middle East. According to Brown: "Among the countries whose water supply has...
  • WHY ARE PEOPLE SO IGNORANT AND ANGRY?

    07/03/2013 7:53:54 AM PDT · by 7thson · 53 replies
    An interesting thing just happened to me. I am walking down the hallway where I work and coming down the corridor towards me is a black person who is blind. I am walking on my right side and he is walking on his right side. There is office furniture along the wall in his path. I call out there is office furniture in front of you in about ten feet. Loud enough for him to hear. He keeps walking and wham – walks face first into the side of a desk standing up on its end. I grab him to...
  • The Foibles and Foolishness of Barack Obama Go Beyond Ignorance

    06/10/2013 3:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | John Ransom
    So it comes to this: After all that has been said about Barack Obama, in the end there is very little to say. You are either willing to overlook Barack Obama’s foibles and foolishness; or you aren’t. There is no middle ground. There is no saying for example “Well he’s kind of new in the job,” or “This is an example of one bad apple in his Cabinet,” or “The president didn’t know about it.” Going into his second term, you either knew what we had in Barack Obama or you didn’t. For myself, I’ve never been willing to overlook...
  • Call Your Texas Senator Ahead of 8 May Vote on Smart Meter bill

    05/06/2013 8:47:17 PM PDT · by Windflier · 54 replies
    email ^ | 6 May 2013 | A Texas Patriot
    Just got this in email tonight, and thought I'd pass it on to my fellow Texans. There's an important vote coming up on Wednesday, 8 May in the Texas Senate regarding smart meters. This is a call to contact your state Senator regarding this important vote. The email: To my Friends in Texas – I’m going to just ask you to trust me! Most of you on this list know that I’m not into “radical” stuff – and many know that although I have passed along a little info opposing Smart Meters in the past, it has definitely not been...
  • Councilwoman Sharon Brooks-Hodge offended by Students' Gift

    04/29/2013 7:41:58 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 178 replies
    MartinsvilleMedia ^ | April 29, 2013 | Staff
    "I am not one of your locally home grown house negroes. I don’t shuffle, I don’t tap dance, and I don’t take out the garbage… Some of the citizens in Martinsville need to wake up because I am black. I am also a voice for black people and we are tired, we are fed up and we are not taking it anymore” said Sharon Brooks Hodge, a member of Martinsville City Council, speaking to a Martinsville television reporter.
  • DeGette spokeswoman doubles down on congresswoman’s ignorance

    04/03/2013 6:19:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/3/13 | David Codrea
    Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette, a lead sponsor of the federal ban on personal defense-capacity magazines showed a Denver Post forum she doesn’t have a clue as to what it is she wants to ban, and the “clarifying” statement made by her spokeswoman served to confirm the ignorance of both women. “I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot...
  • There Isn't A Liberal Protest Sign That Captures Their Hypocrisy & Ignorance Better Than This One...

    03/21/2013 10:30:47 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I've seen this photo on my Facebook news feed with no text, which is fine because thinking people know how idiotic this sign is.The problem is there's more of them than there are of us, so it's good to see it modified to educate. From Super Conservative.
  • President Says Cheap Oil a Destroyer, Not Creator of Jobs

    03/17/2013 10:44:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
    President Obama elaborated on his argument against the Keystone Pipeline project by making the case that cheaper oil would not increase jobs in America. “Let’s just consider one example,” the President suggested. “The portion of this oil that would go into fueling transportation would clearly have a negative impact on employment. Your typical motor vehicle engine has over 100 horse-power. That means if we didn’t have the means to fuel these engines we’d have to use 100 horses to achieve the same transportation result. Is there any question that breeding, raising, feeding, and housing 100 horses would employ more people...
  • Sequestration and Voter Ignorance

    03/11/2013 10:19:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2013 | Tad DeHaven
    Sheldon Richman and I spent a lot of time last week running through numbers from the Congressional Budget Office in order to gauge sequestration’s effect on federal spending. In the resulting column, Richman lays out the numbers and asks a pertinent question: How the $#!?% is the average voter supposed to have a clue about this stuff?  From Richman’s column:  I subjected myself to this pain because I’m a professional masochist. I’m paid to do it. How many people who are not so rewarded are likely to search for, locate, and download CBO spreadsheets to see the numbers for themselves?...
  • HUSSEIN OBAMA MIGHT BE LAZY IF __________________________________ .

    01/30/2013 7:18:04 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 8 replies
    Graewoulf | January 30, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Last night on FOX, Bill O'Reilly confronted his guest General Colin Powell with the October 4, 2012 quote by John Sununu that "Obama is lazy." In the discussion that followed, the always accurate 'Jeff Foxworthy definition style' of the Liberal Media-shunned four letter word "Lazy" was not used. Thus, to correct this oversight, we FREEPERS are duty bound to allow the TRUTH about Hussein O. to rise to the surface! For example, Hussein Obama might be LAZY if he did NOT send in any US Military help to stop the seven hour murder of the four heros in Benghazi.