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  • The Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Looks White

    07/08/2016 9:48:10 AM PDT · by pinochet · 24 replies
    Announcement of congressman G. K Butterfield of North Carolina, as the current chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC): https://cbc-butterfield.house.gov/about/from-the-chair More pictures on google images: https://www.google.com/search?q=g+k+butterfield+north+carolina&biw=1024&bih=651&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwic9t2emuTNAhUH7RQKHT40DVsQ_AUIBygC#imgrc=_
  • New San Francisco police chief inherits city divided by race

    05/22/2016 3:38:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    AP via SFGATE ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paul Elias
    First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a young black woman was shot dead as police tried to pull her from a stolen car. The woman's shooting death Thursday was the tipping point for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who forced Police Chief Greg Suhr to step down after months of mounting pressure. The new chief inherits the daunting task of turning around a troubled department in a city deeply divided by race — and doing it fast. "Reforms, reforms, reforms," acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin...
  • San Francisco hopes to reverse black flight

    09/08/2007 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 1,049+ views
    USA Today | can't find a date but it is somewhat recent | John Ritter
    According to Census estimates, the number of blacks [in San Francisco] shrank from 13.4% of the population in 1970 to just 6.5% in 2005 — the biggest percentage decline in any major American city.
  • San Francisco's Affordable Housing Shell Game

    04/21/2007 12:33:33 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 23 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | April 21, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Shell Game $28 million affordable housing program in city where 44% are low income persons and average housing cost is $402 per month by Wayne Lusvardi - The Pasadena Pundit April 21,2007 A shell game is an urban form of street gambling where a person hides a small object underneath one of three nutshells, thimbles or cups and then by sleight of hand shuffles them about while spectators try to guess the final location of the object. The success of the trick by the con man is to keep his mark focused on conspicuous actions to...
  • Child Population Dwindles in San Francisco

    05/25/2005 6:23:27 AM PDT · by yooling · 36 replies · 973+ views
    A.P. ^ | 5/24/05 | By LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer
    Anne Bakstad and Ed Cohen are starting to feel as if their family of four is an endangered species in San Francisco. Since the couple bought a house five years ago, more than a dozen families in their social circle have left the city for cheaper housing, better schools or both. The goodbyes are so frequent that Carina, age 4 1/2, wants to know when she is going to move, too. Eric, 2 1/2, misses Gus, his playmate from across the street. "When we get to know people through our kids, we think to ourselves, `Are they renters or owners?...
  • San Francisco: Many with children planning to leave city

    10/22/2005 1:53:42 PM PDT · by darkangel82 · 83 replies · 2,457+ views
    San Francisco Gate ^ | October 22, 2005 | Rachel Gordon
    Nearly half the families in San Francisco with preschool children stated in a newly released survey their intent to move out of the city in the next three years, citing the lack of affordable housing, concern over public safety and the state of the public schools as their primary motivators. The survey findings, contained in a report issued Friday by the mayor's office that looks at the declining population of children in San Francisco, confirms what many have known for a long time: The city has had a hard time attracting and retaining young families. People under the age of...
  • San Francisco’s median rent hits a ridiculous $4,225

    06/02/2015 12:49:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 2, 2015 | By Anna Marie Erwert
    We already knew the rent was too damn high, even before we published a report this February showing not only that the median for a one bedroom apartment in the city had jumped to $3,460, but that even formerly cheaper neighborhoods were now among the pricey. Apparently though, they weren’t high enough. According to Zillow, the new median rent in San Francisco is $4,225 a month. Zillow’s data compose the “Zillow Rental Index” (ZRI). This index shows rents up 16% year-over-year (YOY) this April, and take into account all types of rentals in San Francisco proper, from single family homes...
  • Major SF earthquake could devastate housing, price out poor and elderly

    09/22/2005 12:49:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 660+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/5 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    San Francisco -- Rebuilding San Francisco after a major earthquake would change its human face, hastening gentrification and driving out poor and elderly residents, experts and city officials warn. Experts say there's a 62 percent chance a quake with a magnitude of 6.7 or higher will hit the San Francisco Bay area within several decades — or tomorrow. Thousands of homes would be rendered uninhabitable, displacing up to 300,000 residents, almost half the city's population, according to some projections. A major issue would be creating replacement housing for the poor in one of the nation's most expensive markets. About 16,000...
  • “Stanford douchebags” ruining San Francisco?

    01/30/2015 5:09:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015 | Beth Spotswood
    Author, founder of Salon.com, and Bernal Heights resident David Talbot recently made a speech at Stanford which was then published in 48HillsOnline.com decrying “Stanford douchebags”, gentrification, and Mayor Ed Lee. Talbot’s strong words for Stanford students have struck a chord up north in San Francisco, and his speech is rapidly going viral.
  • Enjoy your more expensive Chipotle, San Francisco!

    07/11/2015 8:59:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    If you’re out on the left coast and heading out for some tasty Chipotle goodness tonight, be prepared to dig a little deeper when you pay the check. Prices are going up and it’s not just because of the cost of beef. (From the Chicago Tribune) In its weekly survey of 10 Chipotle markets, Chicago-based William Blair found that Chipotle raised prices in half of the markets that the investment firm surveyed — San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and Orlando. In most markets, the price increases occurred due to the rising cost of beef.The city by the bay, however,...
  • 'Liberal' California Wages War on Middle Class and Poor

    11/18/2004 12:32:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 1,331+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004
    California's high taxes and obsession with elitist political correctness have made the state so expensive that a fourth of residents are thinking about moving to a more reasonable state. As greedy cities, counties and other governmental bodies restrict property rights and development in the name of environmentalism, housing has become prohibitively overpriced. The young are especially hard hit. A study released today by Public Policy Institute of California found that: 60 percent of respondents worried that their children would not be able to buy homes nearby. Only one in five who want to buy a house someday think they will...
  • Many low-income Americans can’t even afford to rent

    06/18/2015 4:31:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | June 16, 2015 | Quentin Fottrell, personal finance reporter
    The poorest Americans, who can’t afford to buy property, are increasingly priced out of rentals. There were only 28 adequate and available to rent homes for every 100 extremely low-income renters in 2013, down from 37 in 2000, according to the Urban Institute, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that focuses on social and economic policy. “This gap between supply and demand leaves 72% of the country’s poorest families burdened by the high cost of housing,” it found. Extremely low-income renters are households with incomes at or below 30% of the median income in that region. Not one county in the...
  • Struggling to live in a $1M city: Photographer captures lives of ordinary San Francisco residents

    07/14/2015 7:42:40 AM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 13 July 2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    Struggling to live in America's $1M city: Photographer captures lives of ordinary San Francisco residents who have been forced to live in cars, trailers, garages and tents following the tech boom Photographer Wenxin Zhang moved to San Francisco in 2011 Discovered a group of people online that had been forced to find alternative means of accommodation 'I visited them alone with mutual trust,' she said The subsequent photo essay is called Goodnight Stories A recent report said that a family needs about $200,000 a year to live comfortably in San Francisco, so long as their children go to public school....
  • Homes too expensive for many

    05/20/2002 2:31:50 PM PDT · by sixmil · 69 replies · 548+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 05/19/2002 | Barbara Hagenbaugh
    <p>Home prices have soared so high that affording housing is a problem not just for the poor but for middle-class families as well, experts say.</p> <p>"The run-up in single-family home prices is crowding out solidly middle-class households from buying," says Bruce Katz, director of the Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy at the Brookings Institution.</p>
  • American Dream, Downsized

    02/06/2007 10:21:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies · 1,632+ views
    The Nation ^ | February 6, 2007 | Andrew Lam
    San Francisco In my apartment building people of various income levels are stacked on top of each other. The architect and the teacher occupy one-bedroom apartments on the floor above me. They are considered middle-class and, for that matter, so am I. An affluent, well-traveled couple lives in a two-bedroom apartment on the top floor. A poor Chinese immigrant family of five is crammed into the converted storage room where half a dozen bicycles were once kept, their children often turning the foyer into a makeshift playground strewn with plastic toys. This is typical of the way we live in...
  • The absolute worst advice we give to Americans struggling to pay rent

    07/30/2015 1:38:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 22, 2015 | Hanna Brooks Olsen
    In urban centers around the country, rental prices are soaring. Cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City routinely report double-digit increases that make it nearly impossible for residents to make ends meet. But it’s not just dwellers of those metropolitan areas who are having a hard time paying the rent. According to a report out this week from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, more than half of renters in America are considered to be financially burdened by their rent, meaning that they spend more than 30 percent of their income just on where they live. High...
  • MEET THE OPPONENTS OF SAN FRANCISCO'S ARCHBISHOP

    04/18/2015 10:18:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    First Things ^ | April 17, 2015 | Matthew Schmitz
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s effort to ensure that Catholic schools are Catholic has led one-hundred San Franciscans who describe themselves as “committed Catholics inspired by Vatican II,” to take out a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle asking Pope Francis to force Cordileone's resignation and appoint in his place an archbishop committed to “our values and your teachings.” It is worth asking to what extent those “values” and “teachings” align. Francis, who has spoken strongly in the past against gay marriage and transgender ideology, has also called for a church that is “poor and for the poor.”...
  • Robots Serving Healthy, Cheap Fast Food At This New San Francisco Restaurant

    09/15/2015 11:00:05 AM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/ ^ | August 31, 2015 6:53 PM
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — There’s no one at this new San Francisco vegetarian restaurant to take your lunch order or tell you when its ready. Instead, you’ll depend on machines for a fully automated dining experience straight out of an episode of The Jetsons. Welcome to Eatsa, a new futuristic fast food chain opening Monday in the Embarcadero (121 Spear Street) offering quick, healthy food for about $7 — a deal compared to other lunch time options in San Francisco. Customers tap their meal selections on an iPad or their smartphone and pay electronically. No cash is taken here....
  • San Francisco artist who is being kicked out of apt. is perfect example of why rent control is awful

    02/02/2016 9:49:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/02/2016 | Jim Edwards
    If you're interested in whether rent control makes rent prices go down or not -- and plenty of people think it actually makes them go up -- then stop what you're doing right now and watch this video on San Francisco's real estate war, by my colleague Andrew Stern. The video features a heart-breaking interview with artist David Brenkus, who has lived in a rent-controlled apartment on Walter Street for 34 years. His building has been bought and now he is being evicted so that the new landlord can move in. Brenkus's rent is $735 month for a two-bedroom apartment,...
  • San Francisco artist is evicted from his rent control apartment after 34 years

    02/04/2016 6:53:38 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jim Edwards
    If you're interested in whether rent control makes rent prices go down — and plenty of people think it actually makes them go up — then stop what you're doing and watch this video on San Francisco's real-estate war, by my colleague Andrew Stern. The video features a heartbreaking interview with artist David Brenkus, who has lived in a rent-controlled apartment on Walter Street for 34 years.
  • Fewer homeless people on streets of San Francisco (28% drop since '02)

    02/15/2005 6:10:09 AM PST · by Citizen James · 34 replies · 1,433+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/15/05 | Kevin Fagan
    San Francisco's homeless population plummeted by more than a quarter in the past two years, the city reported Monday, a dramatic change Mayor Gavin Newsom says is a credit to his policies of cutting cash assistance to street people and aggressively moving them into housing with counseling services. San Francisco's new figures are based on a one-night homeless count, taken between 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and about 8 a.m. the next morning. It showed the city now has 6,248 homeless people living on the streets or in jails, shelters, rehabilitation centers or other emergency facilities -- a 28 percent decline...
  • Vegan restaurant owners receive death threats after being discovered eating meat

    05/08/2016 7:14:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 8, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Let’s finish out the weekend with a story about Californians being Californians, because… California. Terces and Matthew Engelhart have made quite the life for themselves out on the left coast over the past decade, having established a small chain of “organic, plant-based” restaurants which specialize in completely vegan food. They apparently attract Hollywood celebrities who are impressed not only by the business ethic of their eateries, but the “Love Farm” where they raise much of their produce, presumably in a Gaia approved fashion. They’ve published a book which explains the tenets of their “sacred enterprise” which is a must read...
  • US Attorney Recommends 8 Tears in Prison for Leland Yee (CA Democrat Sen. Trafficking Machine Guns)

    02/18/2016 7:19:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Guns.com ^ | February 18, 2016 | Chris Eger
    US Attorney recommends 8 years in prison for Leland Yee Known as being "tough on guns," disgraced former California State Sen. Leland Yee may get 8 years in federal prison for his 2015 plea to racketeering charges. Yee, ironically known for his gun control legislation, was arrested in 2014 on a host of charges including plotting to smuggle guns into the country via Islamic terror groups. This left many gun control advocates, who up until that time held the San Francisco-based politician as a champion in the crusade for tougher gun laws, dismayed. Facing potentially the rest of his life...
  • It May Be Time to Resolve the Meaning of ‘Natural Born’

    01/18/2016 2:06:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 358 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 18th, 2016 | By CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — After he left Wall Street to enter politics eight years ago, Representative Jim Himes, Democrat of Connecticut, began fielding the occasional question of when he intended to run for president. “It has come up in jest any number of times,” said Mr. Himes, who always has his answer ready. “There could be constitutional questions.” Mr. Himes, you see, was born in Peru in 1966 while his father worked for the Ford Foundation. That makes him one of at least 17 current members of Congress who, because of their birth outside the United States, could run afoul of the...
  • David Brooks's Hypocritical Attack on Ted Cruz Reveals an Important Truth

    01/15/2016 1:44:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | David French
    Because Cruz kept a repeat offender in prison, Brooks says he's not a good Christian. David Brooks does not like Ted Cruz. In an escalating series of attacks, Brooks has gone from saying that Cruz doesn't "live within the confines of reality" and is "nakedly ambitious" - a "selfish Machiavellian" - to now saying that Cruz's rhetoric is "Satanic" or perhaps "Mephistophelian." But Brooks really tears into Cruz in his latest column, arguing that his speeches are "marked by what you might call pagan brutalism." He claims that Cruz's "career and public presentation" are devoid of "the Christian virtues: humility,...
  • The View Host Joy Behar: I’d Vote for a Rapist as Long as He Votes for Abortion

    01/05/2016 5:33:00 PM PST · by doug from upland · 81 replies
    life news ^ | 1-5-16 | Scott Whitlock
    The View's Joy Behar on Tuesday insisted that, regardless of whether Bill Clinton raped a woman or Ted Kennedy drowned someone, she would vote for these liberal politicians. Behar and her fellow co-hosts were discussing how Clinton's past would impact his wife. She justified, "Republicans have voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Now, that to me, is more important than anything that Bill Clinton did or didn't do because it's what [Hillary's] going to vote for." This came after co-host Paula Faris reminded, "Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey. They say that he [Clinton] either exposed himself to them, raped them...
  • Atheist Murderer Was Big Fan of Rachel Maddow and Bill Nye the Science Guy

    12/04/2015 11:04:21 AM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 2, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    There's a good chance that some link to a motive can be found for every murder. Hillary Clinton and Co. said that a video was responsible for Benghazi. Satirical cartoons were responsible for the Charlie Hebdo terrorist acts. Where did Robert Lewis Dear hear about the "baby parts" if (1) he lived off the grid with no electricity and (2) since very few news outlets reported on the Planned Parenthood videos? "Craig Stephens Hicks, an atheist who killed three Muslims in North Carolina in February, was supposedly a big fan of Rachel Maddow and Bill Nye the Science Guy. It...
  • GoFundMe nixes fundraiser for Kentucky clerk

    09/05/2015 5:59:22 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 16 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | September 5,2015
    The left-leaning fundraising site GoFundMe has declined to accept a fundraising campaign for jailed Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis. Davis was jailed on Thursday for defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in June. She was ordered detained for contempt of court and later rejected a proposal to allow her deputies to process same-sex marriage licenses that could have prompted her release. She has become the symbol of religious opposition to the heavy-handed tactics of the “gaystapo” who are ramming same-sex marriage through at...
  • Summer reading list with gay theme stokes controversy at elite university

    09/04/2015 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/15 | none listed
    A gay and lesbian-themed graphic novel on an elite university reading list for some incoming college freshmen is generating pushback among Christian students who feel the material is “pornographic.” “Fun Home,” a best-selling story that features a girl coming out as a lesbian and discovering her father was gay, is among several books selected by Duke University “to give incoming students a shared intellectual experience with other members of their class.” Instead, the racy reading material -- which is recommended, but not required -- seems to have stirred up controversy.
  • Liberal Hypocrisy on the Subject of Constitutional Tinkering

    08/26/2015 9:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    When is it outrageous to amend the Constitution? Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, wants to overturn the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Whether out of panic or sincerity, a number of other Republican candidates have joined the bandwagon. This is probably good politics for the GOP nomination and almost certainly bad politics for the general election. I am inclined against the idea as a matter of public policy, because the costs would outweigh the benefits. But I am far from convinced it is something to be outraged about. It's funny: On countless public policy...
  • Let’s break down this amazing Donald Trump picture from his Alabama rally (Amazingly condescending)

    08/25/2015 1:21:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 24, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    (PHOTO-AT-LINK)Donald Trump went to Mobile, Ala., over the weekend, and thousands of people came to hear the Republican frontrunner speak. But the most important thing thing that came out of Trump's appearance was obviously the photo above, taken by Mark Wallheiser, who should immediately be awarded a Pulitzer prize for it. Let's break down this amazing photo person by person. The woman in the pink tank top, holding a baby The look on her face has already launched an Internet phenomenon. Witness this: Thank you, whoever made this pic.twitter.com/NmUCBKAgSD — Akin Unver (@AkinUnver) August 23, 2015 Amazing. Creepy. Creepily amazing....
  • The Ongoing War Against Christianity

    04/06/2015 5:12:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Star Parker
    Columnist George Will points out that Apple’s openly gay CEO, Tim Cook, “…thinks Indiana is a terrible place. (But) He opened marketing and retail operations in Saudi Arabia two months before a man was sentenced to 450 lashes for being gay.” Will was commenting on Cook’s recent Washington Post op-ed protesting Indiana’s new, now amended, Religious Freedom Restoration Act and similar initiatives around the country. World Magazine reports that Cook has recently been in the United Arab Emirates negotiating on behalf of Apple, where homosexuality is against the law and the penalty is death. Cook’s duplicity is not just in...
  • GOP’s gay outreach plan fails as both homosexual candidates for House are defeated

    11/10/2014 2:41:40 PM PST · by NYer · 65 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    After five days of ballot counting, it’s official – neither of the two openly homosexual Republican candidates for U.S. House won their races last Tuesday. They lost despite strong public backing from Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, and other high-profile GOP leaders, who aggressively promoted the two men as part of their “Young Guns” recruitment program after concluding in a post-2012 election report that the party’s position against same-sex “marriage” was hurting them with millennial voters. In Massachusetts, former state senator Richard Tisei was defeated by 14 percentage points by Democrat Seth Moulton, a former Marine and combat...
  • Hillary Clinton’s private jet tab revealed

    10/15/2014 11:49:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    MSLSD ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    The Iowa Steak Fry spent more than $50,000 flying Bill and Hillary Clinton to the Democratic event outside Des Moines in September honoring retiring Sen. Tom Harkin. (Excerpt only.)
  • Warren Buffett: Tax Inversions Are Bad – Unless I Do Them

    10/03/2014 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Warren Buffett is trying to salvage his liberal credentials in the wake of his latest tax avoidance scheme. The Oracle of Omaha became BFF’s with Obama & Company during the President’s reelection campaign when he expressed support for Obama’s tax-and-spend agenda. In an effort to be among the 1 percenters who supported taxing the 1 percenters, Buffett touted the virtues of forking more money over to the Internal Revenue Service…And then the Burger King/ Tim Hortons deal happened. In the wake of news about companies using “tax inversion” deals to escape the highest corporate tax rate in the world (ours),...
  • Now that Ray Rice has placed violence against women on the table...

    09/16/2014 2:39:24 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The powerful reaction to Ray Rice’s elevator assault against his then-fiancé raises an awkward question for the media and feminist groups. Where were they when news came out that Juanita Broderick was assaulted by Bill Clinton, and advised to “put some ice on it.”? The list of women abused by Clinton is long, and includes Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and the young star-struck intern Monica Lewinsky. Yet Bill Clinton remains a revered figure in Democrat circles, just yesterday lionized in Iowa as his wife made a “will I or won’t I?” appearance at a political event.
  • 40,000 Iraqis stranded on Sinjar mountain after Islamic State death threats [SEEN ANY PROTESTS?]

    08/06/2014 10:54:12 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 25 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Richard Spencer
    Tens of thousands of members of Iraqi religious minority groups are dying of heat and thirst on Mount Sinjar, human rights groups say, after death threats from Islamic State - formerly Isis Tens of thousands of members of Iraqi religious minority groups driven from their homes for fear of the jihadist group Islamic State are dying of thirst and heat on a desert mountainside in the north of the country, according to the United Nations and human rights groups. Some 40 children have already died from the heat and dehydration, the UN children’s organisation Unicef says, while upwards of 40,000...
  • How to decry poverty and get rich on the public payroll

    06/28/2014 7:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/28/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    div class="article_body top">Isn’t it amazing how people can make a career decrying poverty and end up collecting big bucks from taxpayers for not much work? Consider the case of University of North Carolina Law School Professor Gene Nichol, who teaches one course per semester, and pulls down almost $213,000 per year in that state-funded school, as professor and head of the school’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity.Add in his wife, also on the UC payroll ay the medical school and Health Care System, and this fun couple pulls down over 600k per year. The College Fix has the goods...
  • Sen Cruz on Sudanese Christian woman: "This isn't a partisan issue."

    06/25/2014 6:40:39 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/25/2014 | Fox News
    Reacting to news of Sudan re-arresting Meriam Ibrahim, the young mother who was sentenced to death for converting to Christianity, Sen Ted Cruz tells Fox News "This isn't a partisan issue"
  • Shaq under fire for mocking disabled fan’s selfie

    04/29/2014 9:18:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/29/14
    Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is under fire for mocking a disabled fan’s selfie. The retired athlete posted a picture on Instagram of his own contorted face next to Jahmel Binion’s selfie. FOX 2 reports the post, captioned “Smile today,” earned more than 14,000 likes, with former University of Michigan athlete Trey Burke and rapper Waka Flocka Flame joining in on the teasing. The post has been deleted. But for Binion, the damage has been done.Modal Trigger In a now-deleted post on Instagram, Shaquille O’Neal made fun of a disabled fan’s selfie. With missing teeth and abnormal hair growth caused...
  • Straight talk about gay Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio

    04/29/2014 5:30:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/14 | Dana Perino
    Let's pretend you're a screenwriter assigned to develop a character to run for Congress in California in 2014. You need a compelling story, so you make him an orphan at 13 – wait, even better his dad leaves the family two weeks before his mother died – and then social services splits up his brothers and sisters leaving him alone in the world. Despite those challenges he perseveres, putting himself through a top-tier college and then building and selling two multimillion-dollar companies. Thus financially secure, he decides to dedicate himself to public service and runs for City Council. n his...
  • Teen Says He Was Cyberbullied for Pro-Fossil Fuels Shirt

    04/27/2014 11:38:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr. 27, 2014 9:58 AM
    A teen said he was cyberbullied for wearing an “I Love Fossil Fuels” shirt on Earth Day. John Digiacobbe said he loves fossil fuels because they’ve been around for millions of years and provide for more than 80 percent of energy. Some of his classmates, however, don’t seem to share that view. Digiacobbe said wearing the shirt prompted comments at school and a “firestorm of negative tweets.” …
  • Watchdog report: EPA didn’t properly disclose noxious pollutant risks to study participants

    04/07/2014 3:05:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not consistently disclose health risks to human test subjects it used to study the risks of pollutants, sometimes keeping information about cancer possibilities from participants, the agency’s internal watchdog said Wednesday. The EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that the agency obtained the proper approvals from participants before exposing them to airborne exhaust and diesel pollutants, including particulate matter, in 2010 and 2011. However, the consent forms were inconsistent in their disclosures and did not warn of potential long-term risks of exposure to the gases. “This was because they only planned to perform...
  • Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

    04/02/2014 3:06:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | CYNTHIA McFADDEN
    Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes. Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book "Lean In" -- is spearheading the launch of a campaign today to ban the word "bossy," arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles. "We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead," Sandberg said, "and if you ask girls why they don't want to lead, whether it's the school project all the way on to running for office, they don't want to be called bossy, and...
  • barackobama.com advertises for “unpaid” interns [while Obama says we should raise minimum wage]

    12/12/2013 3:58:42 AM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/organizing-for-action-hq-internship---chicagoHQ Internship Opportunity: OFA is now accepting applications for full-time and part-time HQ Interns for the Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 HQ Internship Programs in Chicago, IL. HQ Interns will have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff in advancing the President’s agenda. Departmental placements available include Grassroots Organizing, Training, Issue Campaigns, Digital, Press and Finance. Please include your departmental placement preferences in your cover letter. Accepted HQ Interns will be paired with departments based on their stated interest, qualifications and availability. This is a 14-week, unpaid internship program.Please note that our Washington, D.C. location is not our primary...
  • I dare liberals to buy a McDonald’s franchise, and pay the workers $15 an hour

    12/11/2013 4:05:35 AM PST · by grundle · 73 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 11, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog I dare liberals to buy a McDonald’s franchise, and pay the workers $15 an hour Liberals are always talking about how easy it would be for McDonald’s to pay its workers $15 an hour.However, so far, no liberal has actually bought a McDonald’s franchise and paid those wages.So, I dare liberals to prove that it’s as easy as they claim it is. I dare liberals to buy a McDonald’s franchise, and pay the workers $15 an hour.
  • Proposed government regulations a concern for owners of small farms - "It's scary"

    11/13/2013 1:23:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 12, 2013 | Chris Togneri
    Organic farmer Don Kretschmann walked around his picturesque but ancient barn and stepped up to a rustic barrel root crop washer. It's a simple machine, he said, consisting of long, wooden planks that form a cylinder, which he uses to clean freshly harvested produce on his Beaver County farm. Soil-covered carrots and potatoes go in one end, the cylinder rotates, water sprays in and clean vegetables emerge. “But who knows if I'll be allowed to keep using it?” said Kretschmann, who has farmed about 15 acres since he and his wife, Becky, bought the land in 1978. “Or this barn,...
  • I Want to Be Friends With Republicans

    11/02/2013 1:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 2, 2013 | David James Poissant
    The trouble started the night Jeff, one of the guys I drink and talk about God with, announced that he’d been summoned to court for the Zimmerman trial jury pool. We’d kept politics out of our Wednesday night meetings, which are held on my back porch, the six of us seated at an old dining room table propped next to my broken hot tub (Florida short-sale homes come standard with broken hot tubs). Instead of Bible Study, we call it our Tavern Ministry, and while we were often drunk halfway through, a churchlike decorum had always held sway. Once the...
  • Liberal Radio Host Leslie Marshall Blames Amb. Stevens for His Own Murder

    10/29/2013 6:30:53 AM PDT · by Baynative · 24 replies
    TPNN ^ | 10/28/13 | Greg Campbell
    After over a year of waiting for the liberal media to finally assign blame and announce who was responsible for the brutal murders of four Americans, [Leslie] Marshall finally stepped to the plate to announce that if we are to blame someone, we should blame the victim.
  • Reminder: Every Senate Democrat Voted in Favor of Exempting Themselves From Obamacare

    10/01/2013 10:50:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Oct 01, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    One of the most profoundly unfair provisions of Obamacare is that members of Congress and their staffers were unilaterally and illegally granted a special exemption from the law they themselves passed. Unlike many Americans, many of whom have been forcibly kicked off their current health care plans, the governing class and their staffers as of now will keep their insurance providers and receive an enormous taxpayer subsidy (depending on which plan they choose) to off-set rising health care costs. Sound fair? I didn’t think so. As it happened, many congressional staffers threatened to resign if they were forced to enroll...