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  • The robot that BREEDS: 'Mother' machine builds and tests 'children' models...

    08/12/2015 4:23:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Victoria Woolaston
    Full Title: The robot that BREEDS: 'Mother' machine builds and tests 'children' models to make each generation better than the last The robots were built by engineers from the University of Cambridge, lead by Dr Fumiya Iida. Dr Iida and his team designed the 'mother' robot and programmed it simply to build a robot capable of movement. From this, and without any further human intervention or computer simulation, the robot built 'children' made of between one and five plastic cubes with a small motor inside. In each of five separate experiments, the mother designed, built and tested generations of ten...
  • Scientists discover an enzyme that can change a person's blood type

    05/03/2015 11:01:11 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    ScienceAlert ^ | Friday, May 1, 2015 | Bec Crew
    Scientists have discovered that a particular type of enzyme can cut away antigens in blood types A and B, to make them more like Type O -- considered the 'universal' blood type, because it's the only type that can be donated to anyone without the risk of provoking a life-threatening immune response. The team, from the University of British Columbia of Canada, worked with a family of enzymes called 98 glycoside hydrolase, extracted from a strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Over many generations, they were able to engineer a super high-powered enzyme strain that can very effectively snip away blood antigens...
  • Latest Mad Max:Fury Road Trailer

    05/01/2015 8:44:33 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 62 replies
    Time Warner Pictures ^ | Today | No Author
    Latest trailer from the new Mad Max movie. In theaters May 15th. http://www.madmaxmovie.com/?utm_source=semgoogle&utm_medium=Mad%20Max_Pre-O_Brand%20Related_Title%20Related%20&utm_term=mad%20max%20trailer&utm_campaign=resolutionmedia
  • For the first time, Russia has more deployed nuclear warheads than U.S.

    10/02/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department. Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the fact sheet released Wednesday.
  • America Has a Very Expensive Plan to Replace Very Old Nukes

    01/27/2015 11:24:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 26, 2015 | James Drew
    The U.S. Air Force has announced its strategy for replacing America’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles—which have stood alert, awaiting Armageddon, for nearly five decades. Making nukes is hard. But squeezing another multi-billion-dollar project into the Air Force’s already bulging budget is perhaps the bigger challenge. We’re talking about the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, an effort to replace the stockpile of Minuteman nuclear missiles Boeing built for the Pentagon back in the late 1960s.
  • Mad Magazine - search for issue

    12/22/2014 8:46:56 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 39 replies
    1960s | Mort Drucker
    I'm looking for a particular Mad Magazine from I'm pretty sure the 1960s. They did movie parodies, and the art was Mort Drucker. This issue in particular I'm looking for had a characterization drawing of Steve McQueen from the Sand Pebble, Mad's version, The Sam Pebble. McQueen teaching a coolie English. There was a close up drawing of McQueen saying 'clog' and the coolie saying 'crog' then 'c-l-o-g' and 'c-r-o-g'. It was pretty funny. I bought the issue but that is not in it. So, still looking. Just wondered if anyone hear remembers this? What issue?
  • ‘Don’t be mad': Michelle O defends lunch rules in classroom broadcast

    09/28/2014 6:16:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 9/27/14 | Kyle Olson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – First Lady Michelle Obama took to the airwaves Friday in a Channel One interview beamed into thousands of school classrooms to an estimated 5 million students across America. The-First-Lady-on-Lunch-262x175The Hill reports: First lady Michelle Obama said it was “natural” that kids are “grumbling” over new requirements for schools to fill vending machines and lunch lines with healthier food, but that it would not deter her from improving child nutrition. According to a transcript provided on the Channel One website, Obama said, “I know kids are grumbling because they have to make changes. Trust me, my kids roll...
  • Mad Magazine Destroys Obama's Taliban Swap

    06/03/2014 6:10:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/3/14 | Christian Toto
    Count Mad Magazine as the first pop culture institution to target President Barack Obama's Taliban prisoner swap. It's hard to imagine any other humorist in any other medium hitting back quite so hard in the days to come. The magazine posted a fake movie advertisement for Trading Private Bergdahl, a takeoff on the Oscar-winning film Saving Private Ryan. The one-sheet features five Taliban soldiers and President Obama with this kicker: "They got five Taliban leaders. We got one deserting weasel."
  • “Obama Is So Angry” Montage: Obama Just Found Out About (Insert Scandal) & He’s Really Mad (Video)

    05/22/2014 12:07:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/22/14 | Jim Hoft
    Rush Limbaugh played this montage yesterday of Barack Obama’s “I’m madder than you!” clips from 2009 to 2014. It’s quite a collection.
  • Soul of Mad Magazine, Al Feldstein Dies at 88

    05/01/2014 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Borges · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/1/2014 | BRUCE WEBER
    Al Feldstein, who took over a fledgling humor magazine called Mad in 1956 and made it a popular, profitable and enduring wellspring of American satire, died on Tuesday at his ranch in Paradise Valley, Mont. He was 88. His wife, the former Michelle Key, confirmed the death. In recent years, he was a wildlife and landscape painter in Montana, outside Livingston. Mr. Feldstein had been a writer and illustrator of comic books when he became editor of Mad four years into its life and just a year after it had graduated from comic-book form to a full-fledged magazine.
  • On Missiles and Missed Opportunities - the Verdict is In

    03/23/2013 8:28:53 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 23, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On March 23, 1983, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech that horrified the liberal establishment of the time: his call for a Strategic Defense Initiative. Ronald Reagan was not your typical politician. The only president born and raised in Illinois (yes, Lincoln, Grant, and Obama moved to Illinois as adults, but only Ronald Reagan grew up there), he came to politics with a heartland sensibility: do what makes sense, do what’s right; don’t worry about what the elites from the Ivy League or Foggy Bottom insist upon. Reagan came to party activism late in life, running for public office for...
  • Which candidate looks deranged, the other a man of reason?

    10/23/2012 8:32:40 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 36 replies
    I live in the Twin Cities and often read the leftist newspaper Star Tribune. I was shocked with laughter at this picture of Romney and Obama on page A6 from Lynn University. Take a peek inside.
  • Advert that could drive your dog barking mad: Commercial that 'talks' to your pet

    02/12/2012 11:36:36 AM PST · by Dysart · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-12-2012 | David Baker
    With so many brands of dog food on the supermarket shelves it can often be difficult to know which one to buy for your beloved pet. But the difficult choice may not rest solely on the shoulders of dog owners anymore. That's because one dog food company is bidding to attract man's best friend to its product and not man, with the UK's first ever advert made especially for dogs.Barking mad: Dogs are drawn to the high pitch sounds in the UK's first ever advert made especially for dogsThe barking-mad one-minute clip hopes to get the tails wagging, when it...
  • Lies About Me Don't Make Me Mad

    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: One Romney staffer told a blog, "It's not about winning here anymore. It's about destroying Gingrich -- and it's working." So a Romney campaign guy says: We're not just trying to win here. We are trying to destroy Newt. And they think that it is working. Now, people hear that, and it's tough to predict. Let me try to explain something. A lot of people may misunderstand me when I say this, and it's a -- it's a deeply personal thing. Well, don't misunderstand that, either. When I say "deeply personal," I mean strictly related to me....
  • Eat your heart out, New Yorker mag.

    12/17/2011 6:54:44 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 2 replies
    Mad via Real Revo ^ | Mad Magazine
  • North Korea threatens 'sea of fire' (again)

    11/23/2011 7:56:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    UKPA ^ | 11/24/11
    North Korea threatens 'sea of fire' (UKPA) – 17 minutes ago North Korea is threatening to turn South Korea's presidential Blue House into a "sea of fire". North Korea's military made the threat one day after South Korean troops conducted military drills near the island where North Korean staged a deadly artillery attack a year ago.
  • Scientists plan $1.5bn laser strong enough 'to tear the fabric of space'

    10/30/2011 6:38:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 30, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A laser powerful enough to tear apart the fabric of space could be built in Britain. The major scientific project will follow in the footsteps of the Large Hadron Collider and will answer questions about the universe. The laser will be capable of producing a beam of light so intense that it will be similar to the light the earth receives from the sun but focused on a speck smaller than a pin prick. Scientists say it will be so powerful they will be able to boil the very fabric of space and create a vacuum. A vacuum fizzles with...
  • Concerns Are Raised about Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes

    10/30/2011 6:58:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 30, 2011 | ANDREW POLLACK
    These mosquitoes are genetically engineered to kill — their own children. Researchers on Sunday reported initial signs of success from the first release into the environment of mosquitoes engineered to pass a lethal gene to their offspring, killing them before they reach adulthood. The results, and other work elsewhere, could herald an age in which genetically modified insects will be used to help control agricultural pests and insect-borne diseases like dengue fever and malaria. But the research is arousing concern about possible unintended effects on public health and the environment, because once genetically modified insects are released, they cannot be...
  • People Are Angrier Than Ever And Record Government Transfer Payments Are Not Pacifying Them

    10/29/2011 5:01:36 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    10 Signs That The American People Are Angrier Than Ever And Record Setting Government Transfer Payments Are Not Pacifying ThemOctober 29,2011 Right now, about the only things that the American people can agree on is that they are angry and that they do not like the direction that this country is headed. Of course a lot of this is being caused by the economy. Unemployment is rampant, millions of families have been kicked out of their homes and our country is drowning in debt. But the economy is not the only cause of what is happening. There is a growing...
  • Matthews the mad natterer

    07/28/2011 6:07:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/28/11 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    It is official: Chris Matthews has lost all credibility. The MSNBC host recently compared Tea Party members of the Republican Party to racist whites of apartheid-era South Africa, saying their goal is to forge an independent racialist ministate within America. Even by the standards of MSNBC, this is beyond the pale. Mr. Matthews is either completely disconnected from reality or a dangerous demagogue fomenting political violence. On Monday’s “Hardball” program, Mr. Matthews asked the Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman why the GOP was taking a tough line on the debt-ceiling negotiations. “What’s going on here as I
  • Mad Magazine Dishes on Obama’s Birthplace

    03/23/2011 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    fox ^ | 3/23/11 | Bob Unruh
    Lawsuits have claimed Barack Obama fails the Constitution's eligibility test for presidents because his father was a Kenyan, because he was born overseas and because his original long-form birth certificate has been withheld. Mad magazine, now, has released its solution: His birthplace is "wherever it was he was born." The magazine, in an article "How Barack Obama stacks up to the other 42 presidents," also takes jabs at Obama's dependence on Teleprompters, his middle name (Hussein), his busted lip and his onetime pastor, Jeremiah Wright. While George Washington's "head was carved into Mt. Rushmore, Obama's head was sculpted into a...
  • Mad magazine dishes on Obama's birthplace

    03/23/2011 7:30:11 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 17 replies
    WND ^ | March 23, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Lawsuits have claimed Barack Obama fails the Constitution's eligibility test for presidents because his father was a Kenyan, because he was born overseas and because his original long-form birth certificate has been withheld. Mad magazine, now, has released its solution: His birthplace is "wherever it was he was born." The magazine, in an article "How Barack Obama stacks up to the other 42 presidents," also takes jabs at Obama's dependence on Teleprompters, his middle name (Hussein), his busted lip and his onetime pastor, Jeremiah Wright.
  • Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'

    01/13/2011 7:32:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 1/13/11 | Julian Ryall
    The woolly mammoth, extinct for thousands of years, could be brought back to life in as little as four years thanks to a breakthrough in cloning technology. Previous efforts in the 1990s to recover nuclei in cells from the skin and muscle tissue from mammoths found in the Siberian permafrost failed because they had been too badly damaged by the extreme cold. But a technique pioneered in 2008 by Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama, of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology, was successful in cloning a mouse from the cells of another mouse that had been frozen for 16 years.
  • Hong Kong researchers store data in bacteria

    01/09/2011 9:09:30 AM PST · by decimon · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | January 9, 2011 | Judith Evans
    HONG KONG (AFP) – The US' national archives occupy more than 500 miles (800 kilometres) of shelving; France's archives stretch for more than 100 miles of shelves, as do Britain's. Yet a group of students at Hong Kong's Chinese University are making strides towards storing such vast amounts of information in an unexpected home: the E.coli bacterium better known as a potential source of serious food poisoning. "This means you will be able to keep large datasets for the long term in a box of bacteria in the refrigerator," said Aldrin Yim, a student instructor on the university's biostorage project,...
  • Thug Trumka to minions: “Get mad,” “fight back

    10/25/2010 11:47:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/25/10 | Michelle Malkin
    The AFL-CIO has just launched its “most sophisticated” get-out-the-vote drive ever — a massive 10 million mailers will be sent out by the union between now and Election Day. This is in addition to some 18 million pieces that have already gone out under the labor organization’s auspices. The Hill reports that the mailers include two letters from thug-in-chief Richard Trumka assailing the GOP, regurgitating the left-wing smears against Republican business donors, and stoking worker fury: The AFL-CIO is sending out 10 million pieces of mail during the final week of the 2010 mid-term campaign.
  • Mad Maxine's Minority Fat-Cat Bankers

    08/03/2010 10:26:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 174+ views
    Creators Syndicate Inc. ^ | 8/3/10 | Michelle Malkin
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California is notorious for her high-decibel rants against corporate executives and career exploitation of identity politics. Class warfare and racial division are her two-decade-long stock and trade. She would normally be first in line (and in front of the cameras) to lambaste the very kind of Porsche-driving, luxury beach house-partying bank officials who begged her for a government handout. If they were white, that is. But the minority fat cats who lobbied her during the fall 2008 financial meltdown represented the black-owned OneUnited Bank. They were her longtime friends, donors and fundraisers. Her husband was...
  • Sudden death economics

    08/02/2010 4:02:01 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Herman Cain web site ^ | August 1, 2010 | Herman Cain
    “Our economy is on a government-induced lose-lose trajectory of financial destruction between federal spending and tax revenue. It’s a Mathematically Assured Depression (MAD). The only unanswered question is when.”- Herman Cain, March 9, 2009 commentaryI do not enjoy bad news predictions. But the president, his administration, Congress and the major mainstream broadcast media are focused on everything except the coming financial disaster we face. It’s not that the other issues are not critical. The financial crisis could be catastrophic.The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued another warning last week that the growing federal debt is unsustainable! It is a real crisis!...
  • Obama Abandons Insane US Nuke Policies: Ignores Sun Tzu and Demonstrates Lack of Understanding Again

    04/10/2010 8:23:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 13 replies · 613+ views
    Conservative Hideout 2.0 ^ | 4-10-10 | A Conservative Teacher
    “To plan secretly, to move surreptitiously, to foil the enemy’s intentions and balk his schemes, so that at last the day may be won without shedding a drop of blood”- that is how Sun Tzu described how to win in warfare. Further, Sun Tzu wrote this about the Art of War: It is through the dispositions of an army that its condition may be discovered. Conceal your dispositions, and your condition will remain secret, which leads to victory,; show your dispositions, and your condition will become patent, which leads to defeat One of my degrees is in International Relations and...
  • New Obama Policy to Severely Limit Use of Nukes Even For Self Defense

    04/05/2010 7:39:31 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 32 replies · 772+ views
    The Lid/NY Times ^ | 4/5/2010 | The Lid
    Not content with driving America into bankruptcy the president is set to announce a new US policy on nuclear weapons that will severely reduce the conditions the United States would consider using nuclear weapons, even in self defense. Obama sat down with the NY Times and laid out his plans. Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to create incentives for countries to give up any nuclear ambitions. To set an example,...
  • NEVER TRUER .. NOE "GET UP" AND YELL (Vanity)

    11/07/2009 11:50:41 PM PST · by plinyelder · 20 replies · 644+ views
    After tonights vote on the health care bill .. I was so damn mad that I could .. "Spit Nails"! Just didn't know what to do. I went and looked this short "Shout Out" up and felt that others might just feel a little better after seeing it again. This, my friends is a clip from an old movie but Remarkably, it seems to fit perfectly with what is going on today! MAD AS HELL
  • Sam Worthington to star in Mad Max 4: Fury Road

    10/25/2009 5:46:12 AM PDT · by Flavius · 31 replies · 1,694+ views
    one india ^ | 10/21/09 | one inda
    Melbourne (ANI): Australian actor Sam Worthington has been tipped to play the lead role in the latest movie of the Mad Max franchise. The Terminator Salvation star will reportedly share the screen with Charlize Theron in the Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Buzz up! According to The Daily Telegraph, the project, to be shot in Sydney and Outback New South Wales (NSW), would see tens of millions of dollars pumped into the economy, creating more than 500 jobs, reports News.com.au
  • Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

    09/22/2009 7:35:18 PM PDT · by justlurking · 48 replies · 5,856+ views
    2009-09-21 | Nicholas Thompson
    Link only, due to Wired's copyright complaints. Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday MachineI'm posting this without any text, because I think it's important. The "Doomsday" machine is apparently real, and still operational. Read the article for more details.
  • Michelle Obama's Hot Pants (Hilarious)

    07/14/2009 12:52:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 55 replies · 3,426+ views
    ATLAH/Youtube ^ | 7/10/09 | Pastor David Manning
    Hon. James David Manning, PhD speaks about Michelle Obama's appearance when she visited Pope Benedict XVI and says she should use Michael Jackson's plastic surgeon. This message comes from The Manning Report on 10 July 2009. Video at link
  • Obama’s latest“In Your Face”: “Green Czar” admits he’s a Communist with arrest record

    07/14/2009 6:08:53 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 77 replies · 4,671+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | July 14, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is really frightening. We warned Americans Barack Obama is a Marxist who would govern through dangerous people. Obama’s new Czar, for “Green Jobs” Anthony “Van” Jones freely admits he’s a proud San Francisco Communist with an arrest record. Because the media has no integrity and works against us, except for Fox News, we have heard little or nothing about this. The amount of damage this confirmed member of Obama’s secret “cabinet” will do as “Green Czar” is frightening to the core. With his signature this radical unelected party apparatchik will be able to crush America’s economy to help Obama’s...
  • OBAMA AND NOTRE DAME: Mr. President, we weren’t talking about Women

    07/12/2009 5:12:54 PM PDT · by FMoran · 6 replies · 545+ views
    The Politicizer ^ | June 6th, 2009 | Conor J Rogers
    During his highly publicized commencement speech to Notre Dame, Obama pleaded that we must find common ground on abortion, and pointed out that both the pro-life movement and the pro-choice movement care equally about women. Mr. President, it isn’t about the woman, it’s about the unborn child. This is not even to point out that it’s impossible to find common ground between a group that wants a child to be born, and a group that wants to stop that from happening. But, as pro-lifers growing up in the first generation to be able to see our brothers and sisters on...
  • Obama delivers letter from (Ted) Kennedy to Pope

    07/10/2009 12:36:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 2,021+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2009
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a letter from Senator Edward Kennedy to Pope Benedict on Friday and asked the Roman Catholic pontiff to pray for the senator, who is suffering from an incurable brain tumor. Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough said the Pope and the president concluded their half-hour meeting with a discussion about Kennedy, whose brother John F. Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic president of the United States. "The president delivered a letter from Senator Kennedy to the Holy Father. He also asked that the Holy Father pray for ... Kennedy, who as we all know is...
  • Mad Magazine presents The First 100 Minutes of the Obama Presidency

    04/22/2009 12:00:32 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 18 replies · 1,601+ views
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | 04 22 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Mad Magazine presents The First 100 Minutes of the Obama Presidency. (Click photo for a larger image)
  • CBS’s Couric Praises Barack Obama as the ‘Anti-Bush’

    02/04/2009 1:33:15 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 69 replies · 2,109+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 4, 2009 - 15:39 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Wednesday’s CBS Early Show, Evening News anchor Katie Couric discussed her White House interview with President Obama regarding the withdrawal of recent cabinet nominees: "He is surprisingly relaxed...extremely comfortable, very focused. It’s very different than sort of the buttoned-up Bush White House...he said to every person who interviewed him...that he ‘screwed up,’ he ‘messed up.’ And I think he really is trying to be the anti-Bush because President Bush was so criticized for never saying, you know, ‘I made a mistake.’" On Tuesday’s Evening News, Couric portrayed Obama as a victim. Early Show co-host Harry Smith agreed with...
  • Minutemen group leader reports being shot

    01/16/2009 12:40:33 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 19 replies · 1,747+ views
    The Everett Herald ^ | Friday, January 16, 2009 | Scott North and Jackson Holtz
    EVERETT -- The Everett-based leader of a group that she says patrols the nation's borders looking for drug smugglers and illegal immigrants was in an Everett hospital this morning being treated for an apparent gunshot wound in the arm.
  • Feinstein Furious Over Panetta Pick

    01/05/2009 10:04:59 PM PST · by melt · 50 replies · 2,301+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 1/5/09 | Newsmax.com
    Sen. Diane Feinstein is reportedly fuming that Barack Obama picked Leon Panetta as his new CIA Director and never consulted with her. Feinstein, the incoming chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, issued a sharp statement Monday that was a thinly veiled criticism of the pick. The statement made it clear that she had expected a career intelligence professional – unlike Panetta, who has no intelligence expertise whatsoever – to be leading the CIA. "I was not informed about the selection of Leon Panetta to be the CIA Director,’’ Feinstein said. “I know nothing about this, other than what I've read,"...
  • Violent attacks in home sparked by politics, victim says[Minutemen American Defense director]

    01/03/2009 8:28:34 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 46 replies · 3,674+ views
    HeraldNet ^ | January 3, 2009 | Scott North
    Woman suspects shooting, sexual assault tied to her activism on illegal immigration EVERETT -- First a north Everett man was seriously wounded when a narrow-faced stranger burst into his home Dec. 22 and began shooting. On Monday night, while the shooting victim was still in the hospital, his wife called police to report that a trio of intruders had just ambushed her in her kitchen. She was beaten, sexually assaulted and slashed on the back of her neck with a knife, she told officers. Everett police acknowledge they aren't quite sure what to make of the violent events recently reported...
  • The Dollar Trap Part II: Mutually Assured Financial Destruction

    11/19/2008 7:27:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 644+ views
    18 November 2008 The Dollar Trap Part II: Mutually Assured Financial Destruction The current structure of the Bretton Woods agreement with the US dollar as the dominant reserve currency is not sustainable unless the rest of the world is willing to accept a form of neo-colonialism. The developed nations are holding approximately 70% of their reserves in US dollars. The rest of the world knows it must find an acceptable substitute for the dollar as the reserve currency. The US does not wish to change the status quo for several reasons.
  • Scarborough Apologizes For Accidental F-Bomb

    11/10/2008 6:32:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 203+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whoops. It's turning into quite the morning for gaffes on the NBC/MSNBC family of networks. As noted here, on Today, Meredith Vieira stumbled into the sensitive area of Matt Lauer's marital history. Then, during Morning Joe's 8 AM hour, Joe Scarborough accidentally used an F-bomb, leading to an extended apolog-a-thon. [H/t reader P.C.] View video here [warning: contains unexpurgated F-bomb 20 seconds in]. During a break, Time's Jay Carney had apparently told a story of some politico who had used the F-word. Back on the air, Scarborough had actually been praising the discipline of the Obama team. He described them...
  • McCain Supporters Are Mad As Hell! [ Revisited ]

    11/01/2008 11:58:35 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies · 1,258+ views
    Metacafe Inc ^ | 19-Oct-08 | Metacafe Inc
    McCain Supporters Are Mad As Hell! McCain Supporters Are Mad As Hell! McCain Supporters Are Mad As Hell! McCain Supporters Are Mad As Hell! McCain Supporters Are Mad As Hell! McCain Supporters Are Mad As Hell! McCain Supporters Are Mad As Hell! McCain Supporters Are Mad As Hell!
  • All you need to know about Obama in five seconds

  • BARACK OBAMA: 'MAD MAN' WITH A TAN (What B.O. Has In Common With Don Draper)

    10/27/2008 5:20:19 PM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 5 replies · 630+ views
    L.N. Smithee Blog ^ | October 27, 2008 | L.N. Smithee
    An October 24, 2008 Associated Press story detailed how the cultural influence of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning TV drama Mad Men has been far more extensive than its surprisingly low ratings might indicate. Within the article, there was this observation about its “elite” and “intellectual” fan base: Fashion designer Michael Kors cited "Mad Men" as an inspiration. The show's beautifully retro-styled stars are on magazine covers. A "Mad Men" DVD was spotted at the elbow of Barack Obama aboard his campaign plane. Being a regular viewer of the program myself (despite the fact I am still on the street...
  • WHERE are all the Presidential debate fact checks stories?

    10/08/2008 1:57:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies · 519+ views
    Oct 08 2008 | blueyon
    I would like to know where are all the news stories today on the "fact checks" on the presidential debate last night. I have not seen one story about who told half truth or lies last night. Seems to me that at least one man said a non truth last night. Or is it just being covered up to support a candidate. If you have any links please post them as I would love to see the same review as we did for Sarah and Joe's debate....I think there were at least 14 fact check points of the VP debate.
  • Gilchrest Unloads On Know-Nothing Pols--And Us, Too

    10/02/2008 10:16:12 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 22 replies · 873+ views
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | October 2, 2008 | By Marc Fisher
    Wayne Gilchrest, the nine-term Republican congressman who represents Maryland's Eastern Shore and parts of Anne Arundel County, has had it, and he's ready to talk. He's had it with his own party, which he says "has become more narrow, more self-serving, more centered around 'I want, I want, I want.' " He's finished with his party's presidential candidate, John McCain, who Gilchrest says "recites memorized pieces of information in a narrow way, whereas Barack Obama is constantly evaluating information, using his judgment. One guy just recites what's in front of him, and the other has initiative and reason and prudence...
  • The First Ladies - A Life or Death Decision

    09/15/2008 5:41:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 199+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2008 | Phil Harris
    This is a stunning election season that is ablaze with drama. Regardless of what happens in November, we will either have the First Black President or the First Woman Vice President. It is also a stunning season of contrasts. On the one hand, we have a true American War Hero. John McCain was tortured, maimed, and kept in a virtual box by a ruthless enemy. He suffered for years, refusing special treatment that would place him ahead of fellow prisoners of war. He came out of this experience a physically broken man, but with an enormous gratitude and devotion to...
  • Barackis Gaffeicus Ummicus Husseinicus Obamis: Top Ten Obama Gaffes

    09/05/2008 11:34:25 AM PDT · by Bear Nichols · 15 replies · 199+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/05/2008 | Bear Nichols
    I'm no fan of George Bush, but this collection of the Messiah's gaffes makes even Bush look eloquent. Here's a Top Ten list in no particular order. 1. 57 States. Umm...what? It's not that he said it, which is bad enough. It's that he said it with confidence.