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  • Lemonade stand shut down by officers in Texas

    07/21/2011 10:19:57 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 52 replies
    ktnv.com/news ^ | July 20, 2011 | Jacquie Levy
    McAllen, TX -- Gone are the days when a kid could make a few extra bucks by selling lemonade on the corner of their street. These days, it's against the law. A 12-year-old girl and her little brother were just trying to earn a few dollars for their two hermit crabs when a city code enforcement officer in Texas came and shut them down. The officer told their grandmother that the children needed a permit to sell lemonade, and their grandmother was ticketed for the offense. "I was mad," the 12-year-old said. "I don't understand why someone would want to...
  • Ultimate Rant: The Epic Failures of Obama (add your own and Bookmark)

    07/12/2011 7:43:09 PM PDT · by Flightdeck · 18 replies
    12 July 2011 | Flightdeck
    Despite widespread media complicity, the nation is actually at the point where impeachment proceedings could begin for general and acute incompetence. This will not happen, but Barack Obama will be voted out of office in 2012, leaving four years of Blitzkrieg-level damage in his wake. It would take take a lengthy peer-reviewed scientific study to accurately rank the top five most destructive results of Obama's election, but: Holder's justice department leads the way (imprisonable gunrunning offenses and coverup, dropping charges against black panthers, complicit labor corruption, illegal pressure on ATF to massage statistics, reinvistagation of cleared CIA officers, list goes...
  • Teen faces prison after sex doll prank goes awry (Prosecutors gone wild, kid faces 8 years prison)

    07/06/2011 2:09:59 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 111 replies
    WSVM ^ | 07/06/2011 | AP News
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - When 18-year-old Tyell Morton put a blow-up sex doll in a bathroom stall on the last day of school, he didn't expect school officials to call a bomb squad or that he'd be facing up to eight years in prison and a possible felony record. The senior prank gone awry has raised questions of race, prosecutorial zeal and the post-Columbine mindset in a small Indiana town and around the country, The Indianapolis Star reported in its Tuesday editions. Legal experts question the appropriateness of the charges against Morton, and law professor Jonathan Turley at George Washington University...
  • Pakistanis slam gay rights event (VIDEO)

    07/04/2011 5:40:35 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 34 replies
    PressTV ^ | July, 4, 2011 | Muhammad Toori
    After repeated violation of Pakistani air space, covert activities and military intervention, the US Embassy in Islamabad has arranged the first ever “Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Pride Celebration” ceremony and assured Washington's support to the participants. In response, all Islamic groups condemned this meeting as “social and cultural terrorism" against the Islamic democratic Pakistan. These students are gathered here to protest against what they say is the US attempts to promote vulgarity in Islamic societies under the pretext of human rights. The U.S. deputy ambassador, Richard Hoagland, who hosted the meeting was quoted in a statement on the US...
  • Gay marriage backers: NY vote has national impact

    06/26/2011 7:44:11 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 42 replies
    AP via San Antonio Express News ^ | 26 June 2011 | David Crary
    Many obstacles still lie ahead for supporters of same-sex marriage, and eventually they will need Congress or the Supreme Court to embrace their goal. For the moment, though, they are jubilantly channeling the lyrics of "New York, New York." "Now that we've made it here, we'll make it everywhere," said prominent activist Evan Wolfson, who took up the cause of marriage equality as a law student three decades ago. SNIP With the new law, which takes effect after 30 days, the number of Americans in same-sex marriage states more than doubles. New York's population of 19 million surpasses the combined...
  • Giving Away the Farm--Obama admin is freely giving Russia sensitive info about missile defense

    06/12/2011 7:05:50 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 59 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 7, 2011 | JAMES WOOLSEY, REBECCAH HEINRICHS
    President Barack Obama's administration recently threatened to veto the defense budget, citing "serious concerns" over provisions that limit the U.S. missile defense know-how that the White House is permitted to share with Moscow. This is the sort of information that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, in his earlier days, would have assigned his spies to steal. Through its single-minded pursuit of "resetting" relations with Russia, the Obama administration may simply be willing to hand over this information and, in doing so, weaken U.S. national security. Only two days after issuing the veto threat -- and as Obama tried to warm...
  • Napolitano: Concentrating Terrorists Screening Efforts on Muslim Men Under 35 is Not Good Logic

    06/09/2011 8:51:09 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 73 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-7-2011
    Watch it and weep HERE.
  • Plain White T’s Evil? ‘Diverse’ Group of Students Suspended for Claims of White Supremacy...

    05/30/2011 6:41:33 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 30, 2011 at 2:05pm by | Naked Emperor News
    SOQUEL, Calif. – Students banned from a Central Coast school for wearing a white t-shirt. On Wednesday, Soquel High School suspended at least two students. The students say it’s because of allegations, they’re part of a white supremacist group.
  • American taxpayers pay for 350 pound diaper-wearing baby role-playing adult

    05/18/2011 7:00:24 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 50 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 18, 2011
    If there was ever a better symbol of what a fiscal mess we are in, I don’t know what it is. The Washington Times has this must read story today about Stanley Thornton. If you read nothing else today, read this. Thornton spends his days pretending he is a 350 pound adult baby. He sleeps in a crib, drinks from a bottle and wears (and presumably uses) diapers. His female roommate acts as his “nurse” giving him bottles and cleans him up. You are paying for them both through Social Security disability. Stanley Thornton Jr. and his roommate, Sandra Dias,...
  • Defense insanity: U.S. military is dependent on Russian pilots and planes

    05/15/2011 5:51:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/15/11 | George Landrith
    The U.S. is hiring the Russians to deliver sensitive equipment and supplies to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why? Because the U.S. military doesn’t have enough of the highly dependable and amazingly versatile C-17 airlifters. To make matters worse, we have no credible plan to resolve this problem. The need for C-17s will continue to grow because each year older, less reliable and less capable C-5A airlifters — some of which are over 40 years old — are being retired from the fleet because they are beginning to fail.
  • Their Comeuppance?

    05/13/2011 6:13:02 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 21 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | May 13, 2011 | Editorial
    The Web site Think Progress (Think Liberal) speculated Mother Nature unleashed tornadoes last month that killed at least 349 people in several Southern states in retribution for their congressional delegations' recent refusal to support a resolution supporting the global-warming dogma: They "overwhelmingly voted to reject the science that polluting the climate is dangerous. They are deliberately ignoring the warnings from scientists." The pollution in question, of course, is carbon dioxide, which fuels earth's life cycle. But the bigger hole in this theory is last month's twister outbreak was far from the deadliest on record. For example, tornadoes killed 454 Southerners...
  • Obama Administration planning $1 billion debt relief for Egypt

    05/09/2011 8:09:36 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2011 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    The Obama administration has decided to provide about $1 billion in debt relief for Egypt, a senior official said Saturday, in the boldest U.S. effort yet to shore up a key Middle East ally as it attempts a democratic transition.
  • A “Third Income Tax” To Fund Public Education?

    05/08/2011 7:24:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2011 | Austin Hill
    Unemployment is rising, the federal government is broke, and so are many of the states. Now more than ever America needs its various governments to exercise restraint, and to scale-back on spending. And in the midst of this environment a stunning proposal has emerged in the nearly insolvent state of California: a third income tax. The proposal is actually worse than a mere “additional” income tax – and I’ll explain this in a moment. First let’s look at the “other two” income taxes. For the record, if you’re an American and you work and you earn personal income, your U.S....
  • Chris Matthews Congratulates Media Matters, Himself for Beck Transition

    04/07/2011 10:12:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 7, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    When Glenn Beck announced yesterday that he would be transitioning off his daily Fox TV show, you knew MSNBC started salivating. And so it’s probably no surprise that MSNBC host Chris Matthews devoted a whole segment to the Beck story. Heck, he even invited a guest — the leader of the anti-Beck brigade and Media Matters president David Brock. Matthews decided to play some clips of Beck and then rehash the same things he’s been saying for the last two years, mainly that Beck is crazy, insane, and a race-baiter. Brock agreed. The two even agreed this is a “victory...
  • Hugo Chavez's war on 'monstrous' breast implants

    03/16/2011 5:46:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 59 replies · 1+ views
    The Week ^ | 3-16-11 | unattributed
    In a televised rant, Venezuela's controversial president says it's wrong for doctors to push cosmetic surgery on women who can't afford it Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez railed against doctors, who he says pressure women into buying breast implants they can't afford. Last weekend, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez momentarily interrupted his ongoing critique of the U.S. to castigate another enemy: Venezuelan doctors who hawk breast implants. In a state television address, Chavez said Venezuelan women, egged on by doctors, spend way too much on plastic surgery, reports The New York Times. While the country's booming implant industry is already weathering controversy...
  • NAACP says Eric Holder’s DOJ goes too far with race policy

    03/13/2011 2:50:24 PM PDT · by Qbert · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 3/13/2011 | J. Christian Adams
    In Dayton Ohio, you can get the same as a D or F on the police exam and still become a cop. The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division run by Tom Perez (the same unit that dismissed the New Black Panther voter intimidation case) is requiring Dayton to lower police exam scores to 58 and 63 percent so enough black applicants can join the force.  The Obama administration mandate is too much for even the NAACP: “‘The NAACP does not support individuals failing a test and then having the opportunity to be gainfully employed,’ agreed Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.”...
  • It’s Breakfast Time, and Education Will Pay (mandatory in-class breakfast in Chicago schools)

    03/13/2011 6:06:56 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 48 replies
    New York Times / Chicago News Cooperative ^ | March 12, 2011 | James Warren
    ... Chicago’s pitifully short school day is getting even shorter. At five and a half hours, Chicago’s school day is already the shortest of any of the 50 largest districts in the nation. During the mayoral campaign, both Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and a rival, Gery Chico, brought that up. Mr. Emanuel noted that a child in Houston gets four more years of K-12 instruction than one here. But now comes “Breakfast in the Classroom ” for 410,000 students. Most schools already offer a cold or hot breakfast before the start of classes. It’s free for the 86 percent of public...
  • Cowboy Poetry Festival is essential Gov't funding

    03/09/2011 6:21:38 AM PST · by Restore America · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/9/2011 | youtube
    video of Harry Reid explaining why funding for cowboy poetry must not be part of budget cuts
  • Panel Recommends Ways to Improve Military Diversity [BARF Alert]

    03/08/2011 3:38:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 – A commission created to improve diversity among military leaders has issued 20 recommendations its members say will make the military better reflect the composition of the United States in its ranks. The Military Leadership Diversity Commission, created as part of the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act, issued the findings yesterday of its 18-month research with recommendations for how the Defense Department can improve the promotion of women and minorities at a time when the nation is expected to become increasingly diverse. “The armed forces have not yet succeeded in developing a continuing stream of leaders...
  • QE3? Several Top Fed Officials Seem To Think That More Quantitative Easing Is Necessary

    03/08/2011 9:58:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 03/05/2011 | Michael Snyder
    The end of QE2 is still several months away and yet quite a few top Federal Reserve officials are already hinting that more quantitative easing may be necessary. Apparently the U.S. economy is not moving forward as rapidly as they would like. So it looks like "QE3" could be on the way. But did anyone out there actually believe that quantitative easing would come to a complete stop in June? Whether they call it "QE3" or something else entirely, the reality of the matter is that we have now come to a time when the Federal Reserve is going to...
  • 25 Bizarre Examples That Show That The U.S. Government Is Absolutely Brimming With Idiots...

    03/08/2011 9:21:14 AM PST · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    If our founding fathers could see us today, what would they think? Unfortunately, they would probably come to the exact same conclusion that so many of us have come to - the U.S. government is absolutely brimming with idiots, incompetents and incredibly corrupt politicians. Today it is very rare to come across a politician that still has any integrity left. Washington D.C. has become such a cesspool that it seems to corrupt even most of the politicians that originally go there with good intentions. We have created the most complicated government in the history of the world and we have...
  • Florida panthers and Yellowstone wolves in the backyard (that's good, ya know)

    03/08/2011 7:17:30 AM PST · by decimon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | March 7, 2011 | Nick Clarke Powell
    Predators such as wolves, bears and panthers are being reintroduced close to where people live, as a growing number of scientists believe they may hold the key to restoring damaged ecosystems."It used to be we would see it once every year or so, but now it's every two weeks," said Al Sanchez. "I'm starting to panic when I hear noises. If I come out here I'm concerned I'm going to be his prey." Mr Sanchez and Reg Malone, who live in a densely populated suburbs of Naples, Florida - a city of 300 000 people - are regularly visited by...
  • Utah Legislature Passes Package of Immigration Bills (Utah Passes Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill)

    03/05/2011 12:06:48 PM PST · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 03-05-2011 | Stand With Arizona (Facebook)
    The UT Legislature went collectively mad late last night, and passed an amnesty bill for illegal aliens. If Gov. Herbert joins the ranks of the insane and signs it, ANY illegal aliens AND THEIR FAMILIES who come to Utah by May 11th will be eligible to STAY there indefinitely, by merely getting a "permit". As one opponent said, it is "pure and simple amnesty". There will be hell to pay for this disgraceful act.Join the fight on Facebook: Stand With Arizona
  • Hey, New York, Thanks For Socking Us With This Ridiculous "Capital Tax"

    03/04/2011 5:36:20 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    business insider ^ | Mar. 4, 2011 | Henry Blodget
    Yes, in New York, there's a "capital tax" -- a tax on money you have in the bank. New York, apparently, wants to encourage companies to take as much risk of bankruptcy as possible, by raising or retaining as little cash as possible, so it taxes them on cash they have in the bank. And we raised a whopping $3 million last summer, and we still have it in the bank. So that means we have to pay New York $10,000 of "capital tax" as punishment. Never mind that we've created 45 new jobs in New York and that most...
  • "Schools need to teach about orgasms" says NEA to UN

    03/03/2011 5:29:57 PM PST · by massmike · 53 replies
    c-fam.org ^ | 03/03/2011 | Lauren Funk
    Graphic sex education for youth is the new battleground at the UN, as evidenced by side events during the past week at the Commission on the Status of Women. The theme of this year’s CSW is the “access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology.” While delegates are busy negotiating resolutions and outcome documents, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN organizations campaign for the installation of socially radical curriculums in Africa and America alike. “O**l sex, masturbation, and orgasms need to be taught in education,” Diane Schneider told the audience at a panel on combating homophobia...
  • White House Won’t Rule Out Military Aid to Topple Gadhafi

    02/28/2011 10:22:25 AM PST · by Justaham · 27 replies
    csnews.com ^ | 2-28-11 | Fred Lucas
    Exile is one option for Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday. When asked if the United States would consider military aid to help topple the regime, Carney said “all options remain on the table.” President Barack Obama was meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the White House on Monday to discuss sanctions and other potential actions against the Gadhafi government. Gadhafi has ordered the toughest crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators of any Middle Eastern leader whose rule is threatened by anti-government uprisings. The regime’s violent response prompted the United States, Britain and...
  • Burglars’ Rights Defended in UK [Satire]

    02/20/2011 3:21:29 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    The ability of burglars to ply their trade in the United Kingdom was given a boost in two recent incidents. In one, police ordered residents in Surrey and Kent to remove wire mesh from windows because it “could injure burglars.” “Wire mesh is an unexpected and abnormal structure for a home window,” police spokesman Reginald Addleman pointed out. “Persons breaking into buildings could be seriously injured. Treating such avoidable injuries would stress the already tight budgets of the National Health Service. Property owners have no right to impose these costs onto the rest of the nation.” In another, police chastised...
  • A BRIT TELLS IT LIKE IT IS ABOUT ISLAM.

    02/15/2011 9:51:06 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 13 replies
    DOTSUB.COM ^ | 11/19/2010 | PAT CONDELL
    A Brit tells the truth about islam in this 6+ minute video: http://dotsub.com/media/b5ee5ada-5b37-4b0b-9916-e0896337ec4b/e/m
  • Out-of-State Owners Could Face Tax Bill (New York)

    02/11/2011 11:06:01 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 11, 2011 | Craig Karmin
    A New York court ruled last month that all income earned by a New Canaan, Conn., couple is subject to New York state taxes because they own a summer home on Long Island they used only a few times a year. They have been hit with an additional tax bill of $1.06 million. Tax experts and real estate brokers say this ruling could boost the tax bill for thousands of business executives who own New York City apartments they use only occasionally. It could also hurt sales in the Hamptons and New York's other vacation-home communities.
  • VMI Celebrates Muslim Invasion, Brutal 781-year Occupation of Spain

    02/03/2011 9:41:04 PM PST · by Islander7 · 134 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Feb 3, 2011 | Patrick S. Poole
    Stonewall Jackson is rolling over in his grave. Next month his beloved Virginia Military Institute will be convening a celebration commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Spain under the Muslim warlord Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 A.D. The March 23-25 celebration entitled “711-2011: East Meets West” and organized by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, is scheduled to feature standard Muslim apologists Reza Aslan and Akbar Ahmed. VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay has even filmed an invitation to the celebration.
  • Sandwich bag gets boy excluded from class contest

    02/03/2011 5:03:36 AM PST · by Lessthantolerant · 101 replies
    National Post ^ | 31 Jan 11 | Tamsin McMahon
    A couple in Laval, Que. has sparked a fierce debate over how far schools should go to teach children about environmental responsibility after their six-year-old son was shut out of a kindergarten draw to win a stuffed animal because he had an environmentally unfriendly sandwich bag in his lunchbox. p>
  • Spilled Milk (Thomas Sowell)

    01/31/2011 8:16:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | February 1, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    Despite the old saying, "Don't cry over spilled milk," the Environmental Protection Agency is doing just that. We all understand why the Environmental Protection Agency was given the power to issue regulations to guard against oil spills, such as that of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska or the more recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But not everyone understands that any power given to any bureaucracy for any purpose can be stretched far beyond that purpose. In a classic example of this process, the EPA has decided that, since milk contains oil, it has the authority to...
  • Amazement

    01/19/2011 2:31:48 PM PST · by Lessthantolerant · 10 replies
    Intercompany News ^ | 13 Jan 2011 | Lessthantolerant
    My company just signed a $500m dollar contract with USAID to build Hospitals, Women Clinics amd Schools in Afganhistan. I got to thinking about this today. We, the USA borrows money from China at 8% interest to hire local foreign subcontractors to build facilities to give to a country that will either end up being our enemy or blowing them up. Furthermore we can not even offer thousands of craft jobs to American. And in the end we the taxpayers get to pay this off. Am I insane or is this the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I am...
  • Media missing biggest story of the Year: Worldwide Islamist attacks on Christians

    01/16/2011 11:57:09 AM PST · by FreeKeys · 21 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | January 14, 2011 | Eric Dondero
    (Or, are they deliberately ignoring the Story?) Foreign Policy analyst and Middle Eastern expert Dr. Clifford May opines over at National Review online: "The War Against the Christians - The most important story not being told" Jan. 13: He writes: Imagine if Muslims in Europe were being arrested for nothing more than peacefully practicing their religion. Imagine if Muslims in South America were being sentenced to death for “insulting” Jesus. Imagine if mosques were being bombed and burned by terrorists in a growing list of Christian-majority countries. Now here’s what you don’t need to imagine because it is all too...
  • Meth flourishes despite tracking laws (another WOD "victory")

    01/11/2011 7:00:27 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 Jan 2010 | Jim Salter
    Electronic systems that track sales of the cold medicine used to make methamphetamine have failed to curb the drug trade and instead created a vast, highly lucrative market for profiteers to buy over-the-counter pills and sell them to meth producers at a huge markup. In some cases, the pill buyers are not interested in meth. They may be homeless people recruited off the street or even college kids seeking weekend beer money, authorities say. Because of booming demand created in large part by the tracking systems, they can buy a box of pills for $7 to $8 and sell it...
  • Amazon, CouponCabin Threaten As Illinois Moves To Tax Internet Sales

    01/07/2011 11:51:28 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Forbes Blog ^ | 1-7-11 | Janet Novack
    On Thursday, the Illinois House of Representatives gave final and overwhelming (88-29) legislative approval to HB 3659, which would require on-line vendors like Amazon.com and Overstock.com to collect Illinois’ 6.25% sales tax if they have affiliate sellers in the state. While Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, hasn’t yet taken a position on the bill, he has favored tax raising measures to help close Illinois’ $13 billion budget gap, which has rattled investors in the state’s bonds. Under U.S. Supreme Court precedent, only retailers with a physical presence in a state are required to collect that state’s sales or use tax....
  • Big tax hike in Oregon results in substantially less revenue

    12/23/2010 6:36:20 AM PST · by epithermal · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/22/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Last year, voters in Oregon voted to raise taxes on the highest income earners in the state, giving Oregon the highest tax rates of any state in the nation. It hasn't worked out too well for Oregonians, according to the Wall Street Journal: In 2009 the state legislature raised the tax rate to 10.8% on joint-filer income of between $250,000 and $500,000, and to 11% on income above $500,000. Only New York City’s rate is higher. Oregon’s liberal voters ratified the tax increase on individuals and another on businesses in January of this year, no doubt feeling good about their...
  • The New Comeback Kid: Obama’s comeback is occurring in his presidency a year ahead of Clinton’s

    12/16/2010 10:52:47 PM PST · by Uncledave · 116 replies
    NRO ^ | 12/17/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>If Barack Obama wins reelection in 2012, as is now more likely than not, historians will mark his comeback as beginning on December 6, the day of the Great Tax-Cut Deal of 2010.</p> <p>Obama had a bad November. Admittedly shellacked in the midterm election, he fled the scene to Asia and various unsuccessful meetings, only to return to a sad-sack, lame-duck Congress with ghostly dozens of defeated Democrats wandering the halls.</p>
  • Going to my 'Happy Place'...and staying there. (VANITY)

    12/15/2010 10:34:46 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 38 replies
    My twisted brain | 12/15/10 | Hoagy62
    Just perusing through the posts here on Free Republic this morning, I found the following: "Why is incest a bad thing?" "Not enough research done to see if polygamy is harmful" "McDonald's being sued by CSPI over Happy Meals" Add to that: Escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula A President who won't do anything about that or ANY OTHER world crisis Same President who may or may not be eligible to even hold the office he currently occupies Unemployment at Great Depression levels, but the government won't acknowledge it Massive government debt that will be near-impossible to pay off Half...
  • University Professors Compare Military Recruiters to Sexual Predators

    12/08/2010 8:50:54 PM PST · by La Lydia · 33 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | December 8, 2010 | Greg Gutfield
    So according to professors at the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, military recruiters are no different than sexual predators in their “grooming” behavior of students...researcher Amy Hagopian, has since walked back this claim – saying she wasn’t comparing recruiters to sexual predators, just predators. Which begs the question: what kind of predators, then?... Anyway, to back up her insidious claim, Amy offers examples of predatory “grooming” behaviors of recruiters. On Dori Monson’s show, the prof says recruiters are encouraged to get involved during field trips and scorekeeping – which is what pedophiles might do. But let me also...
  • Now my life is at risk, says WikiLeaks chief ... and he promises to publish files on UFOs and aliens

    12/04/2010 6:50:19 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 126 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12/4/2010 | Ian Drury
    The founder of WikiLeaks last night claimed his life was at risk for exposing government secrets. In an extraordinary rant, Julian Assange also revealed he would publish classified U.S. files about aliens and unidentified flying objects.
  • U.S. cities forced to spend millions changing street signs (because they are in capital letters)

    12/01/2010 12:10:52 AM PST · by Islander7 · 72 replies
    Mail online ^ | Nov 30, 2010 | By Daniel Bates
    Cash-strapped cities and towns across America are having to pay out millions of dollars on new signs under orders of the federal government - because they are the wrong letter size.
  • Venus holds warning for Earth (climate madness - smell the sulphur)

    11/30/2010 9:55:35 AM PST · by decimon · 28 replies
    European Space Agency ^ | November 30, 2010 | Unknown
    A mysterious high-altitude layer of sulphur dioxide discovered by ESA’s Venus Express has been explained. As well as telling us more about Venus, it could be a warning against injecting our atmosphere with sulphur droplets to mitigate climate change. Venus is blanketed in sulphuric acid clouds that block our view of the surface. The clouds form at altitudes of 50–70 km when sulphur dioxide from volcanoes combines with water vapour to make sulphuric acid droplets. Any remaining sulphur dioxide should be destroyed rapidly by the intense solar radiation above 70 km. So the detection of a sulphur dioxide layer at...
  • Mark Ruffalo added to coveted terror advisory list

    11/27/2010 1:38:20 PM PST · by Flavius · 10 replies
    la times ^ | November 24, 2010 | By Daniel Tencer
    Sure, award season is just warming up, but it looks as if Mark Ruffalo has already been added to one exclusive list. The boyishly handsome, innocent-looking star of films such as "The Kids Are All Right" and "Zodiac" has been added to a terror advisory list, San Francisco Chronicle reports.
  • North Korea's consistent message to the U.S. (peanuthead carter's derangement)

    11/24/2010 6:26:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-24-10 | Jimmah "dhimmi' Carter
    No one can completely understand the motivations of the North Koreans, but it is entirely possible that their recent revelation of their uranium enrichment centrifuges and Pyongyang's shelling of a South Korean island Tuesday are designed to remind the world that they deserve respect in negotiations that will shape their future. Ultimately, the choice for the United States may be between diplomatic niceties and avoiding a catastrophic confrontation
  • Death Threats Targeting Bristol Palin, Mark Ballas (Unhinged Liberals Again)

    11/23/2010 10:03:11 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 54 replies · 1+ views
    TMz ^ | 11-23-10 | TMZ STAFF
    Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas have received death threats and "Dancing with the Stars" has measurably heightened security ... sources connected with the show tell TMZ. We're told the threats began to come in last week, after Bristol and Mark made the finals. Execs on the show told Mark to stop tweeting because it was inciting people. Mark complied. Sources connected with the show tell us extra security will be on hand tonight for the show. And, if Bristol and Mark head to New York, execs are talking about breaking format and not doing their interview outside in Times Square...
  • afternoon with a madman

    11/21/2010 6:24:19 AM PST · by franksolich · 29 replies
    conservativecave ^ | November 20, 2010 | franksolich
    It was in March of 1995 that I found myself in Kiev; I disremember why I had gone there, but it must have been important, as when wandering around the socialist paradises of the workers and peasants with free medical care for all, I generally avoided the big cities, preferring instead to amble around the backwoods, the boondocks, the rural areas. It was the beginning of spring, but still cold from winter. I had contacted a family, saying I would show up at their home on such-and-such a date, to which they responded, "sure, fine, okay; we'll be here." The...
  • Do mental health study findings demand disarming one in five Americans?

    11/19/2010 11:30:58 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 25 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 19, 2010 | David Codrea
    “More than 45 million Americans, or 20 percent of U.S. adults, had some form of mental illness last year,” a CNBC-hosted Reuters story informs us, citing a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA."Too many Americans are not getting the help they need and opportunities to prevent and intervene early are being missed," SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D. declares in a press release announcing the national survey. "The consequences for individuals, families and communities can be devastating. If left untreated mental illnesses can result in disability, substance abuse, suicides, lost productivity, and family discord....
  • Karl Rove, The Master

    11/10/2010 11:42:31 PM PST · by babubabu · 201 replies · 1+ views
    babubabu | 10/11/2010 | babubabu
    Rove is right. He predicted how O'Donnell would flop and hinted that it could cost the GPO additional senate seats.... In my personal opinion, he was thinking about Alaska, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, etc. All of these should have been captured by the tea party. Personally, I think O'Donnell cost real conservatives senate seats. Say what you will... but Rove was right. Don't hate the messenger.
  • More federal workers' salaries skyrocket past $150,000

    11/10/2010 10:30:06 AM PST · by dennisw · 66 replies · 3+ views
    USA Today | 11-10-2010 | By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY
     MY SUMMATION: Federal workers earning $150,000 or more a year has increased 10x  in the past five years and doubled since President Obama was inaugurated Already, some Republicans are going to use the lame-duck session that starts Monday to provides alternatives to Obama's plan to give a 1.4% across-the-board pay raise to 2 million plus federal workers. read the rest at USA Today --->>  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-11-10-1Afedpay10_ST_N.htm