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  • An IMPORTANT reminder (unless you're a lib)

    11/25/2018 10:00:43 AM PST · by Baynative · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/21/18 | Baxter Black
    I normally like to post this 2 minute video from poet Baxter Black on Thanksgiving in an effort to avoid spoiling my mood with political talk. But, I forgot to do it this year.
  • So Lucky to be an American - Baxter Black

    10/26/2017 8:54:19 AM PDT · by Baynative · 1 replies
    Baxter Black Out There ^ | 6/17/08 | Baxter Black
    This is a vlog from one of my favorite contemporary philosophers, Baxter Black. I am posting it both to share some inspiration and to point to how fast the political tides are changing our country. Please enjoy this 2:30 video and see if you notice the two major shifts in our culture that have taken place in 9 short years since this was done in 2008
  • Exclusive: Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea - sources

    08/09/2016 4:44:16 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 9, 2016 | BY GREG TORODE
    Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China's runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials. Diplomats and military officers told Reuters that intelligence shows Hanoi has shipped the launchers from the Vietnamese mainland into position on five bases in the Spratly islands in recent months, a move likely to raise tensions with Beijing.
  • Obama tells grads: Successful people just got lucky

    05/11/2016 8:26:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 5/11/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama addresses graduates at Howard University “Be confident in your heritage. Be confident in your blackness,” President Barack Obama told graduates and their families at Howard University’s 2016 commencement ceremony. Obama told the graduating class that success is based more on luck, not hard work, and those who achieve great things do so because the fates have shined brightly upon them. Successful people are “just lucky,” Obama said, Breitbart reported. “It wasn’t nothing you did.”
  • Obama: 'You CAN'T Build' That, 'You Didn't Build That,' 'You Were Lucky'

    05/10/2016 8:58:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 9, 2016 10:00am ET | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama doubled down on his infamous “You didn’t build that” claim when he declared “You can’t build” that and then told college graduates they gained their degrees by being “lucky.” In remarks about the economy on Friday, Obama chastised those who think they’re self-sufficient and don’t need government:“You can’t build your own metro system. You can’t build your own highway. You can’t build your own airport. And so we have a specific problem with under-investing in infrastructure.”Then, on Saturday, Pres. Obama told Howard University graduates that his “pet peeve” is people like them who don’t credit luck for their...
  • Microsoft Corporations (Can't believe I just won $450,000 British Sterling Pounds!!!)

    04/24/2015 7:46:58 AM PDT · by Vendome · 26 replies
    Vanity from an email | 4/24/20 15 | Vendome
      MICROSOFT® CORPORATIONS Cardinal Place 80-100 Victoria Street London,SW1E 5JL United Kingdom       MICROSOFT OFFICIAL PROMOTION     It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes 2014/2015 organized by Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.S.P) held this 2015,in the Microsoft Head Quarters London United Kingdom, where your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in...
  • Abandoned dog and six puppies healthy, happy and playful at Jackson County Animal Shelter

    02/15/2014 4:24:15 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    MLive ^ | FEb 15, 2014 | John Szerlag
    A mother dog and her six puppies were found abandoned at a mobile home Thursday while Jackson County deputies went to assist with an eviction. All the dogs are at the Jackson County Animal Shelter. “They do not appear to have been mistreated.” The dog and her 10-week-old puppies, which are all a mixed breed, appear to be in healthy condition, having good weight and playful personalities.
  • Obamacare Architect: Genetic "Lottery Winners" Have Been Paying An "Artificially Low Price"

    11/14/2013 9:44:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Staff
    JONATHAN GRUBER, M.I.T.: Let’s start with understanding that we're not talking about the vast majority of Americans. This law is really leaving those with employer insurance, those with government insurance alone. We’re talking about a small minority of Americans that buy insurance on their own through the individual market. CHUCK TODD: Still millions of people. GRUBER: Exactly. It's 12 million people, about a third of which will end up paying more under this law. And that as you said in the introductions sort of the idea. We currently have a highly discriminatory system where if you’re sick, if you’ve been...
  • Canadian Paratrooper Can't Avoid Trees, Is The Luckiest Man Alive [video only]

    07/18/2013 11:51:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 6-25-2013 | ThePegasus315
    Stick Commander footage of 3 PPCLI paratroopers being "Off-dropped" during Ex Maple Flag. Nothing says pucker factor than the fear of a pine tree up the tail! FYI, drills worked, amazingly only one minor injury. ------------- Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI, generally referred to as The Patricias) is one of the three Regular Force infantry regiments of the Canadian Army of the Canadian Forces.
  • You didn’t build that: Obama says wealthy are ‘lucky,’...

    08/13/2012 10:45:13 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 98 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/12 | Joel Gerhke
    One month to the day after his infamous ‘you didn’t build that’ speech, President Obama’s description of wealthy people did not include “smart” or “hardworking,” as he instead ascribed their success to good luck. “If you’re lucky enough, and fortunate enough, and been blessed enough to be in the other two percent, the top two percent, you still get a tax cut for your first $250,000 of income,” Obama said during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “All we’re saying is after that, maybe you can do a little bit more to help pay down this deficit and invest...
  • Plane Crash at Legacy Air Show preview event in Rexburg

    06/18/2012 11:15:35 AM PDT · by Doogle · 13 replies ^ | 06/15/12 |
    REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — A small red stunt plane crashed into a nearby golf course Friday evening during an eastern Idaho air show preview but officials said the pilot suffered only minor injuries. The annual Legacy Air Show in Rexburg attracts stunt pilots and vintage aircraft from around the country. The Friday evening preview was supposed to be a casual affair with sponsors and guests lined up along the runway.
  • Tourist Survives Plunge into Crocodile-Infested Waters After Bungee Cord Snaps

    01/08/2012 8:09:25 AM PST · by Doogle · 50 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 01/08/12 |
    The bungee cord holding an Australian tourist snapped during a trip to Zimbabwe, plunging her into crocodile-infested waters. Erin Langworthy, 22, had jumped from the Victoria Falls bridge above the Zambezi River, when the cord snapped in two, according to Australia’s Channel 9 News. "It went black straight away and I felt like I had been slapped all over," Langworthy told the station of the New Year’s Eve incident.
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • Bin Laden Was Found at Luxurious Pakistan Compound

    05/02/2011 3:14:56 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 92 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | May 02, 2011 | Reuters
    U.S. forces finally found al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan's border, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale suburb of Pakistan's capital, with his youngest wife, U.S. officials said early on Monday. They were led to the fortress-like three-story building after more than four years tracking one of bin Laden's most trusted couriers, whom U.S. officials said was identified by men captured after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. "Detainees also identified this man as one of the few al Qaeda couriers trusted by bin Laden. They indicated he might be living with...
  • The Rich Are Different: They're Luckier (How the left argues for higher taxes on the wealthy)

    04/04/2011 7:40:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 04/04/2011 | Jonathan Chait
    This long attack on the unfairness of progressive taxation from the Hoover Institution by Kip Hagopian usefully embodies a lot of right-wing delusions about income inequality. It argues that a person's income is determined by three things: America’s free enterprise system provides an environment in which the substantial majority of its citizens can realize their fullest earnings potential. Within that environment, individual economic outcomes are the product of a combination of three elements: aptitude, work effort, and choice of occupation. Aptitude. For the purposes of this essay, aptitude is broadly defined as the capacity to produce, or to earn income....
  • Asleep at the Wheel... Pedal to the Metal... and Real, REAL Lucky

    01/20/2011 2:57:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 20, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    -click any to enlarge- Accident occurred north of Deer Lodge, Montana on I-90. The driver was a twenty-something guy headed back east to college. He had left central Washington early in the morning, but fell asleep at the wheel and drifted off the shoulder hitting the end of the section of guard rail at high-speed... The guard rail came through the right headlight, engine compartment, firewall, glove box, passenger seat, rear seat and exited out the driver s side rear window. That is 120 ft. of guard rail that threaded through the Suburban... Thankfully, there was no passengers in the...
  • Dog blown away by huge storm (Happy Ending)

    06/18/2010 9:26:07 PM PDT · by shibumi · 19 replies · 510+ views
    Orange News (UK) ^ | June 18, 2010 | Staff
    A Hungarian dog has been reunited with his owners after being sucked into the sky still in his kennel by the wind from a huge storm. Agnes Tamas, 57, said she had chained her dog who she has renamed Lucky to the dog house when he was swept away by what she described as the worst storm anyone in her village of Gesztered can remember. She said: "I saw the roofs of the local houses being ripped off one by one, and I ran into my garden to try and get to the cellar. "I couldn't believe it when...
  • Foot on Bomb, Marine Defies a Taliban Trap

    01/24/2010 9:46:56 AM PST · by Saije · 29 replies · 2,420+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/24/2010 | C. J. Chivers
    If luck is the battlefield’s final arbiter — the wild card that can trump fitness, training, teamwork, equipment, character and skill — then Lance Cpl. Ryan T. Mathison experienced its purest and most welcome form. On a Marine foot patrol here through the predawn chill of Friday morning, he stepped on a pressure-plate rigged to roughly 25 pounds of explosives. The device, enough to destroy a pickup truck or tear apart several men, was buried beneath him in the dusty soil. It did not explode. Lance Corporal Mathison’s weight triggered the detonation of one of the booby trap’s two blasting...
  • 75 next year and one lucky S.O.B

    12/24/2009 12:43:16 PM PST · by JimVT · 19 replies · 734+ views
    JimVT | 12/242009 | JimVT
    Getting ready for tomorrow's Christmas meal got me thinking about Christmases-past My son is doing really well in Boston and HIS new Christmas tradition is to bring the 'beef' for dinner: 3+ pounds of Prime Filet Mignon @ $36 a pound. He wants a Bernaise Sauce;he gets a Bernaise sauce. I was thinking about where I spent Christmases in the early 50's to 1960 when I met and married my lovely wife. Such haute cuisine dineries as Commanders in New Orleans eating the cheapest shrimp on the menu; the charming NAHA Hotel in Okinawa, home of the world's finest seaweed...
  • World's oldest sheep runs out of luck

    11/24/2009 6:45:32 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 463+ views
    news ^ | November 24, 2009 | Jamie Duncan
    LUCKY, the world's oldest sheep, has died and has been buried on the Victorian property where she was born and hand-reared more than 23 years ago. Lucky, who was abandoned by her mother and has delivered 35 offspring of her own, died on her farm at Lake Bolac, west of Ballarat, on Monday morning aged 23 years, six months and 28 days - a Guinness-certified world record age for a sheep. Victoria's recent burst of hot weather greatly weakened Lucky, owner Delrae Westgarth said. "We got up to 36C here and it knocked her around," she said. Mrs Westgarth found...