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  • Denver mom shot to death after husband allegedly consumed marijuana edibles, began hallucinating

    04/16/2014 2:57:27 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 61 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 04-16-2014 | Nina Golgowski
    A Denver woman was allegedly shot to death by her own husband while on the phone with police after he consumed marijuana edibles and began hallucinating. Kristine A. Kirk clung to her phone with a 911 dispatcher for nearly 15 minutes before her final scream was accompanied by a piercing gunshot late Monday night, NBC reported. When officers arrived at the 44-year-old's home they reported finding the mother of three dead at the scene after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
  • Nihilism and Satanic Inversion: America's 'New' Reality of Non-self and Madness

    10/09/2013 9:16:53 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 8, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    In the wake of the insurrection against the living, personal God of Revelation that began during the Renaissance eventuating in the proclamation of the death of God and cataclysmic eruptions of fire, brimstone and rivers of blood during the 20th century, ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn said the world had never before known, "...godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely...
  • Student Sent Home for 'Support the Troops' Shirt... at Army Base!?

    04/24/2013 6:10:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    The 12-year-old daughter of a U.S. soldier deployed overseas was reportedly sent home from school by administrators for violating the dress code. -snip administrators reportedly objected because the shirt did not have a collar, -snip This all happened at Mahaffey Middle School, which is located on Fort Campbell Army Base in Kentucky.
  • NJ Chief: A senior WH official got so belligerent with me, I had to drop him as a source

    02/28/2013 12:36:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3:21 pm on February 28, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Woodward, Lanny Davis, and now Ron Fournier. How come it’s the older, more established D.C. hands who are piping up about being strongarmed by the White House and not the younger, less established ones? Is it because the young’uns have developed a thicker skin from being challenged more often? Because they’re small enough potatoes that Team Hopenchange doesn’t bother wasting much time yelling at them? Because Woodward and Fournier are better positioned career-wise to challenge the White House? Or because younger liberal journos are “team players” for The One in a way that older reporters simply aren’t?Anyway. Another ray of...
  • BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing

    02/27/2013 8:08:22 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-27-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing Brett LoGiuratoFebruary 27, 2013, 6:53 PMWikimedia/Bektour Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester. CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined. "It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House...
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'

    02/27/2013 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said. "Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not...
  • So much uncertainty...and the markets go UP? Total manipulation.

    01/14/2013 4:16:14 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies
    Financial News | 14 January 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Markets generally up with all of the uncertainty in the world. Pundits say markets don't like uncertainty. Pundits either ignorant or lying. Next, when and if economies start to improve, are markets going to crash?
  • Pelosi: Obama Should Raise Debt Limit Directly, Go Around Congress

    06/20/2012 10:10:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    TPM ^ | 6-20-12 | Brian Beutler
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has changed her public position on an issue that divided Democrats during the fight over raising the debt ceiling last summer. She now says that President Obama should use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling by fiat — to preserve the country’s credit rating and avoid another economically harmful brinksmanship over the country’s borrowing limit. “I would like to see the constitution used to protect the country’s full faith and credit,” she told a handful of columnists at a roundtable. According to Matt Yglesias, “She didn’t offer a legal argument in favor of...
  • Obama’s Sign of Madness

    04/05/2012 12:47:17 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 2, 2012 | Peter Wehner
    During remarks in Portland, Maine, on Friday, President Obama said, “We won’t win the race for new jobs and new businesses and middle-class security if we cling to this same old, worn-out, tired ‘you’re on your own’ economics that the other side is peddling. It was tried in the decades before the Great Depression. It didn’t work then. It was tried in the last decade. It didn’t work. You know, the idea you would keep on doing the same thing over and over again, even though it’s been proven not to work. That’s a sign of madness.”
  • Obama accuses Republicans of 'madness'

    03/30/2012 8:19:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2012
    PORTLAND, Maine - President Barack Obama accused Republicans of clinging to economic policies that preceded the Great Depression and the more recent economic downturn, saying his rivals are showing signs of "madness." Raising campaign cash in Maine on Friday, March 30, Obama said Republicans want to return to economic policies that would let Wall Street play by its own set of rules and allow insurance companies to roll back health coverage.
  • The Madness of Ron Paul

    12/21/2011 8:44:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | December 21, 2011 | Adam Yoshida
    I believe that Texas Congressman Ron Paul and his followers have good intentions. However, as any conservative can attest, having good intentions does not exempt a person from the consequences of his actions or views. Given that, by diverting and dividing the right at a time when we can ill afford to be distracted, the extremist views held by Paul and his merry band of libertarian Bolsheviks are very dangerous. Libertarianism is an important strand of conservative thought, and to have its principal representative at a moment such as this be as extreme a figure as Representative Paul is, in...
  • Young Israel Slams Critical US Report

    11/19/2010 7:44:34 AM PST · by Karliner · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva, Israel National News ^ | 12, Kislev 5771 CE, Nov 19,2010 AD | by Israel News Staff
    The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) has condemned a U.S. State Department report that criticizes Israel for alleged religious discrimination against non-Jews and non-Orthodox Jews. The report put Israel in the same category as Afghanistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Iran in terms of religious freedom. "Although Israel was established as a Jewish State in 1948, it has spent the past six decades actively encouraging and facilitating freedom of religion for all of its citizens," said NCYI President Shlomo Mostofsky. "Equating Israel, the United States' sole democratic ally in the Middle East region, with rogue nations that actively suppress...
  • How to Prolong a Recession: Tax Driveways

    08/22/2010 11:48:04 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 15 replies
    American Majority.org ^ | 08/20/2010 | Beka Romm
    Welcome to the newly designed AmericanMajority.org. Please take advantage of our free resources, including podcasts, guides, and presentations. We hope you will sign up for email alerts under our Join tab so that we can include you in upcoming trainings and announcements. Thank you for all you do.What if you owned a small business? What if you owned a small business and your customers came to your store or office? What if you owned a small business where your customers came to your store or office, and parked in your parking lot? What if you owned a small business where...
  • Mosque madness at Ground Zero

    05/13/2010 1:53:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 911+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/13/10 | Andrea Peyser
    A mosque rises over Ground Zero. And fed-up New Yorkers are crying, "No!" A chorus of critics -- from neighbors to those who lost loved ones on 9/11 to me -- feel as if they've received a swift kick in the teeth. Plans are under way for a Muslim house of worship, topped by a 13-story cultural center with a swimming pool, in a building damaged by the fuselage of a jet flown by extremists into the World Trade Center.
  • RAHN: Flaccid Brains

    05/06/2010 8:02:52 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 4 replies · 262+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2010 | Richard W. Rahn
    If government spending is growing faster than gross domestic product (GDP), can the resulting deficit problem be solved by: (A) decreasing the rate of growth of government spending, (B) increasing tax rates, (C) decreasing the rate of growth of government spending and increasing tax rates? If you answered A, you have a strong brain and can go to the head of the class. If you answered B, you have a flaccid brain and will need to repeat the class... People with flaccid brains have a hard time understanding the consequences of actions, and they tend to treat variables as constants...
  • Tax Court Allows Deduction for Sex Change

    02/04/2010 6:27:19 AM PST · by tired&retired · 10 replies · 243+ views
    Web CPA ^ | February 3, 2010 | WebCPA Staff
    U.S. Tax Court has ruled in favor of a Massachusetts taxpayer whose deduction for her sex change operation was rejected by the Internal Revenue Service. Rhiannon G. O’Donnabhain, a 65-year-old civil engineer who was born Robert Donovan, sued the IRS after it disallowed the $5,679 medical expense deduction she took on her 2001 taxes for the $21,741 she had spent on hormone therapy, sex reassignment and breast augmentation surgery. The IRS disallowed the deduction, claiming the surgery was merely cosmetic and not surgically necessary. Judge Joseph Gale allowed the expenses for sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy, but agreed with...
  • Glenn Beck - Brietbart to release Video in 15 minutes of people Praying to Obama (Vanity)

    09/29/2009 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Scythian · 429 replies · 14,146+ views
    Glenn repeated some of the prayer, it kind of sounds like the Lords prayer only to Obama, to be released to the internet in 15 minutes ... It's a group of community organizers praying to him as if he were God.
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • (VANITY)The Mojave Desert Memorial (how will Sotomayor decide?)

    08/18/2009 6:08:01 AM PDT · by Doogle · 4 replies · 748+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | 08/08/09 | FOX
    Although the Supreme Court's term doesn't formally kick off until Oct. 5, justices scheduled arguments in a key campaign finance case for Sept. 9, and are hearing a case early in the fall term regarding a legal fight over a war memorial in the Mojave National Preserve.
  • Obama Wants to Redistribute Health, Too

    07/22/2009 5:49:04 AM PDT · by libstripper · 19 replies · 807+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Julyk 22, 2009 | Terry Jeffrey
    "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody," then-candidate Barack Obama famously told Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher when campaigning in Ohio last fall. At about the same time Obama was revealing this redistributionist vision for wealth, he was also presenting a redistributionist vision for health and health care -- but with far less publicity. Today, Obama's belief that health itself needs redistributing has become a guiding force behind the health-care reform bills recently approved by committees in the House and Senate.
  • Are You Willing to Die for Obama's Healthcare Plan?"

    07/21/2009 6:42:11 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 66 replies · 1,374+ views
    YOu TUBE - ^ | July 21 2009 | Dr. John David Manning
    Dr. John David Manning says it as plainly as it can be said.
  • Moderate Senate Democrats Voice Concerns Over Obama's Budget

    03/31/2009 5:31:42 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 18 replies · 725+ views
    Fox News / Politics ^ | 03/31/2009 | EagleUSA
    Moderate Senate Democrats voiced concerns about President Obama's budget Tuesday in a meeting with Budget Director Peter Orzag. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., hosted the meeting, which was the second time moderate Democrats expressed concern over the budget. "I think there's a common concern about getting spending under control and making sure that there's a budget that doesn't have unsustainable requirements in it far into the future," said Sen Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who was one of twelve members at the meeting. Nelson has called the group the "Mod Squad." Sen Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., who also attended the meeting, said the group...
  • Terror inmates may be released in US: intel chief

    03/26/2009 5:35:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 2,338+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/26/09 | staff
    President Barack Obama's intelligence chief confirmed Thursday that some Guantanamo inmates may be released on US soil and receive assistance to return to society. "If we are to release them in the United States, we need some sort of assistance for them to start a new life," said National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair at his first press conference. "You can't just put them on the street," he added. "All that is work in progress
  • EPA Declares CO2 A Public Danger

    03/24/2009 5:31:29 AM PDT · by Abathar · 93 replies · 2,233+ views
    businessinsider.com ^ | 03/23/09 | Jay Yarow
    The EPA has officially declared that CO2 is endangering the public's health and welfare. This means that there will be new pressure on businesses to cut their emissions. It also sets the stage for cap and trade legislation: WSJ: A finding that CO2 is a threat to public health and welfare also would ratchet up pressure on Congress to enact a system that caps greenhouse gases and creates a market for businesses to buy and sell the right to emit them, as President Barack Obama has proposed.
  • BISHOP D'ARCY: stop Obama: put Notre Dame under interdict (Vanity)

    03/23/2009 1:40:16 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 56 replies · 1,784+ views
    Anger, Love, and Pain | March 23, 2009 | Mrs. Don-o
    “We have invited the president and he's honored us by accepting," Jenkins said. "We are not ignoring the critical issue of the protection of life. On the contrary, we invited him because we care so much about those issues, and we hope for this to be the basis of an engagement with him." Dear Bishop D’Arcy, Does Fr. Jenkins think you, and the USCCB, and the Church --- all the rest of us --- are total idiots? You don’t “engage” with a person who is embroiled in massive, murderous moral wrong by inviting him onto a floodlit, nationally-televised public...
  • Obama Makes his March Madness Picks

    03/18/2009 7:01:15 AM PDT · by John.Galt2012 · 63 replies · 1,668+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 17, 2009 7:19 PM | Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller
    President Obama has chosen Louisville, North Carolina, Memphis and Pittsburgh in his Final Four bracket. The hoops fan sat down for a 15-minute interview with ESPN’s Andy Katz this afternoon talking about the NCAA tournament as he filled out his bracket, and divulged his choices. The interview will run Wednesday at noon. Three of the President’s pick’s are #1 seeds – Memphis being the only one with a #2 seed.
  • The Political Madness Hour

    11/17/2008 2:32:55 PM PST · by SonlitKnight · 144+ views
    American Truth Warriors ^ | 11/17/08 | SonlitKnight
    Please join us at 7:00 PM Eastern time for the Political Madness Hour with DR. Lyle H Rossitor JR- Author of: THE LIBERAL MIND; THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES OF POLITICAL MADNESS. 7:00 PM EASTERN http://www.blogtalkradio.com/anewtone 646-652-2670
  • Gardener ordered to take down barbed wire fence 'in case thieves hurt themselves on it'

    10/09/2008 11:34:26 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 39 replies · 1,389+ views
    NRO--Corner ^ | 9th October 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Shouldn't that principle apply to prisons, too?
  • Respect plants, say ethicists

    04/14/2008 11:08:56 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 256+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 15 April 2008
    PLANTS deserve respect, a group of Swiss experts says, arguing that killing them arbitrarily is morally wrong - except when it comes to saving humans or maybe picking petals off a daisy. In a report on "the dignity of the creature in the plant world", the federal Ethics Committee on non-human Gene Technology condemned the decapitation of flowers without reason, among other sins. Still, commission member Bernard Baertsche suggested the body weighed such cruel acts on a case by case basis, noting "the simple pleasure of picking the petals off a daisy might suffice as a reason". Similarly "all action...
  • Embryos created with DNA from 3 people

    02/06/2008 8:17:41 AM PST · by billorites · 10 replies · 515+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | February 5, 2008 | Maria Cheng
    British scientists say they have created human embryos containing DNA from two women and a man in a procedure that researchers hope might be used one day to produce embryos free of inherited diseases. Though the preliminary research has raised concerns about the possibility of genetically modified babies, the scientists say that the embryos are still only primarily the product of one man and one woman. "We are not trying to alter genes, we're just trying to swap a small proportion of the bad ones for some good ones," said Patrick Chinnery, a professor of neurogenetics at Newcastle University involved...
  • Woman Cited Hours Before Highway Deaths

    01/25/2008 8:55:17 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 16 replies · 177+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25,2008 | DENISE LAVOIE
    BOSTON (AP) — A woman who killed herself and her sister's two small children by walking into oncoming interstate traffic had a minor car accident and State Police cited her just hours before the double murder-suicide. Marcelle "Marci" Thibault, 39, showed no signs of impairment when three State Police troopers arrived to the scene of the accident — the same highway where she would later die — around 6:50 p.m. on Jan. 11, State Police Capt. Barry O'Brien told The Associated Press on Friday. snip Less than three hours later, she killed herself and her twin sister's two children by...
  • Christian leaders ask for Muslim forgiveness

    11/26/2007 7:49:41 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 229 replies · 1,311+ views
    Christian leaders ask for Muslim forgiveness The signers are a veritable who's who of Christian leaders in the United States. And there's nothing essentially wrong with such a gesture: no community has a monopoly on evil, or is entirely free from it. But it is singularly unfortunate in this instance, since Muslim groups worldwide have never, in any context, offered a similar gesture. Where are the apologies for the jihad conquests and dhimmitude? They will, most assuredly, not be forthcoming. From the Khaleej Times (thanks to all who sent this in): ABU DHABI—Peaceful relations between Muslims and Christians stand as...
  • Beyond The Usual Limits of Stupidity

    10/11/2007 5:21:35 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 13 replies · 852+ views
    10/11/07 | vanity
    Beyond the Usual Limits of Stupidity Stupidity is a boundless commodity; a well that never runs dry. Consider the following: My daughter works in a small church as “ Parish Administrator “. It is a ( sometimes thankless ) job that includes handling telephone calls from people , who are trying to sell things ,and/or conducting surveys designed to pave the way for future sales calls. Today, she took part in a survey (things were quiet) conducted by a woman who spoke fluent,colloquial American English, but was otherwise clueless. What kind of business is this ? , the woman asked....
  • Bush sets September climate conference

    08/03/2007 7:51:12 AM PDT · by cogitator · 61 replies · 643+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 08/03/2007 | AFP
    US President George W. Bush has invited major world economies to a multinational climate change conference in Washington on September 27-28, the White House announced Friday. Bush has invited representatives from Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the European Commission and United Nations, it said. The conference, which the US president previewed on May 31, will aim to set the stage for setting a long-term goal to cut emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. "The United States is committed to collaborating with other major economies to agree...
  • Proposed “Safety” Regulations Would Dry Up Ammunition Sales

    07/04/2007 6:53:08 PM PDT · by skimbell · 34 replies · 1,649+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 03, 2007 | NRA-ILA
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed new rules that would have a dramatic effect on the storage and transportation of ammunition and handloading components such as primers or black and smokeless powder. The proposed rule indiscriminately treats ammunition, powder and primers as “explosives.” Among many other provisions, the proposed rule would: Prohibit possession of firearms in commercial “facilities containing explosives”—an obvious problem for your local gun store. Prohibit delivery drivers from leaving explosives unattended
  • The Coming Amnesty Disaster (Michelle Malkin)

    01/24/2007 3:54:14 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 152 replies · 2,791+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 1/24/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Last month, President Bush signed off on a few dog-and-pony illegal immigrant employment raids. Whoop-de-doo. Politically expedient holiday gestures over, the White House is now back to work pushing its long-planned, massive alien amnesty. The state of the borders, green card process and entrance system for visitors and tourists? Porous. Chaotic. Understaffed. And overwhelmed. But no matter. Mouthing his same old, bogus platitudes about the need to allow "undocumented workers" to do the job Americans won't do (never mind all those Americans who immediately lined up to apply for those meatpacking jobs after the December raids), Bush wants to pile...
  • The Liberal Mind: The psychological causes of political madness

    12/04/2006 9:07:44 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 22 replies · 1,428+ views
    Townhall ^ | Dec 4, 2006 | Lyle H. Rossiter Jr., MD
    The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness By Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD Monday, December 4, 2006 Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr.,a forensic psychiatrist, explains the madness of liberalism in his new book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness. You can read an excerpt below, and read more at his website libertymind.com. Like all other human beings, the modern liberal reveals his true character, including his madness, in what he values and devalues, in what he articulates with passion. Of special interest, however, are the many values about which the modern liberal mind is not...
  • Dem Leadership Update: Ugly And Uglier

    11/15/2006 2:48:35 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 52 replies · 1,865+ views
    The Hotline ^ | 15 November 2006 | Staff
    With 24 hours to go before House leadership elections, the race is boiling down to two main storylines. The first involves a 26-year-old story that began to emerge once again yesterday: Rep. John Murtha's past. After being a little too involved in Abscam for his own good (some accounts have former Speaker Tip O'Neill personally bailing Murtha out of trouble) and what Washington Post's Marcus calls a "one-man earmarking factory," Murtha has a number of good gov't types on his case, including Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Gov't. The Hill even reports that, because of his penchant for doling...
  • RACIST REV ROW "revving his car in a racist manner".

    09/23/2006 1:21:41 PM PDT · by dennisw · 46 replies · 1,324+ views
    sundaymail.co.uk ^ | 17 September 2006 | Russell Findlay
    A DRIVER spent two nights in jail after being accused of "revving his car in a racist manner". Mechanic Ronnie Hutton, 49, yesterday described his court ordeal which finally ended when prosecutors dropped the allegation of racism. But he was still convicted of a breach of the peace for revving the engine of his £25,000 Lotus. Witnesses claimed he had been trying to intimidate a Libyan couple on the pavement. Ronnie, of Stirling, claims he was only revving the powerful V8 engine to avoid another £15,000 repair bill. But off-duty Chief Inspector Eoin Jenkins thought he was targeting Muslim Isam...
  • They don't call it 'DOPE' for nothing

    08/22/2006 6:31:23 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 2 replies · 1,150+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/22/06 | Jennifer Harper
    Ivy League? What Ivy League? The quality of a campus is all in the eye of the beholder, according to a survey of 115,000 students released today, which reveals that political leanings, food and mood sway collegians rather than academic prestige alone.-snip-Where do students wax most nostalgic for former President Ronald Reagan? That would be Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich. Alternatively, they pine most for former President Bill Clinton at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. -- which, incidentally, ranked tops in "Reefer Madness" -- marijuana use -- in the poll.
  • Surrogate Madness: Five Would-Be-Parents Vying for Custody of Child

    08/01/2006 7:00:14 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 1,039+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2 August 2006 | Terry Vanderheyden
    LAS VEGAS, July 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An unfortunate toddler is the object of a legal battle with five adults vying for his custody: the homosexual father who paid a surrogate mother $23,000 to impregnate herself with his sperm, the homosexual’s sister, the biological mother, and the boy’s current foster parents. Baby X, as identified by court documents, is currently in the care of foster parents who want legal custody of the child, after the surrogate mother, Rachel Sullivan, found it too taxing to care for him, reported the Globe and Mail on July 21 in a lengthy article detailing...
  • Ruling Blocks Calif. High School Exit Exam

    05/12/2006 3:35:15 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 79 replies · 1,580+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2006 | Chron
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A judge Friday suspended California's high school exit exam _ denounced as discriminatory by critics _ in a ruling that could allow thousands of students who failed the test to get their diplomas anyway. The judge granted a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by 10 students and their parents, who claim the exam discriminates against poor students and those who are learning English. "There is evidence in the record that shows that students in economically challenged communities have not had an equal opportunity to learn the materials tested," Freedman wrote. The argued that the six students...
  • THE MADNESS OF BOMBING IRAN

    04/24/2006 10:55:30 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 79 replies · 2,121+ views
    THE TIMES OF LONDON ^ | 04/24/2006 | Robert Skidelsky
    The madness of bombing Iran Robert Skidelsky As our leaders soften us up for a new war, here are the arguments we can’t afford to ignore.... THERE IS no doubt that Western opinion is being softened up for a US or Israeli strike against the Iranian centrifuges at Natanz. “Can anyone within range of Iran’s missiles feel safe?”, screams a full-page advertisement in the International Herald Tribune, displaying a map of the Eurasian land mass with Iran at its centre. As part of the softening-up come the justifications, as false as the ones that preceded the Iraq war, but more...
  • March Madness on CBS.com: it killed

    03/17/2006 8:21:58 PM PST · by CAWats · 19 replies · 934+ views
    CNET ^ | March 17, 2006 | Molly Wood
    March 17, 2006, 11:09 AM PST March Madness on CBS.com: it killed Posted by: Molly Wood CBS offering free streams of March Madness basketball games? I was skeptical, but it delivered--big time. In fact, it delivered a record 1.2 million streams in the first five hours and actually kept waiting, time-outs, and glitches to a surprising minimum. Oh, and it made a bajillion dollars on ads, too. Not too shabby, CBS. Not at all.
  • Illegal immigration (MADNESS) in US ‘grows by 500,000 annually’

    03/07/2006 2:01:31 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 34 replies · 619+ views
    FT ^ | March 7 2006 | Edward Alden in Washington
    The number of illegal immigrants in the US has continued to grow by nearly half a million each year in spite of US efforts to increase security at the country’s borders, according to a survey released on Tuesday. The study, by the Pew Hispanic Center, said that the population of unauthorised migrants reached between 11.5m and 12m last year, accounting for nearly a third of the foreign-born population in the US. That number is up from roughly 8.4m in 2000. The continued rise was driven primarily by the strong demand for low-skilled work in the US. “What we’re seeing is...
  • GOLLY GOSH

    03/04/2006 5:00:51 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies · 1,343+ views
    Western Daily Press ^ | 04 March 2006
    When police phoned Donald Reynolds during Sunday lunch and told him to forget dining with his family because they needed to see him immediately at his hardware shop, he feared the worst. But after racing 10 miles from the local pub to his high-street store, the hungry shopkeeper was stunned to find there was no sign of a break-in or fire. And the married father of two grown-up sons thought he was being set up for a TV reality show when a police officer asked him to open up so they could 'arrest' three toy gollies in the shop window....
  • J-UCAS Canceled, But Not for Naught (Socialism Kills Another Military Program)

    02/20/2006 7:59:06 AM PST · by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 · 49 replies · 1,733+ views
    eDefense ^ | 2/15/06 | Ted McKenna
    US Navy Capt. Ralph Alderson, program director of the Joint-Unmanned Combat Aerial System (J-UCAS) program, said right at the start that he would address the elephant in the room. The FY07 defense budget provides zero funding for the J-UCAS, and the newly released 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) calls for the program's "restructuring," as many of the attendees at the Association of Unmanned Systems International's Unmanned Systems Program Review 2006 conference in Washington, DC, on Feb. 8 perhaps already knew, Capt. Alderson said. "Restructuring" would appear to be a euphemism for "canceled," but despite standing at the podium with a...
  • Widespread violence in Hyderabad (India) during cartoon protests (Indian Muslims attack hindus)

    02/17/2006 9:39:20 PM PST · by Raj13008 · 29 replies · 923+ views
    Hyderabad: Violence erupted in several parts of the Andhra Pradesh capital Friday during protests by Muslims against the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed, leaving at least 10 people injured. Two people were seriously injured in stone throwing even as the protesters ransacked 10 shops and damaged or set on fire dozens of vehicles at Charminar, Murgi Chowk, Chatrinaka, Darussalam, Mehdipatnam and Vijaynagar. The violence, which began at the historic Charminar in the old quarters of the city, spread to other areas late in the afternoon. Tension mounted when some traders, whose shops were damaged by the protesters, joined a rally led...
  • Chicago school kids learn CHINESE!

    01/29/2006 4:43:03 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 158 replies · 2,183+ views
    Vanity ^ | 1-29-2006 | Dick Bachert
    Just caught a network news segment on how the Chicago government schools – at the alleged urging of parents – are teaching kids there CHINESE, a language having 3 gazillion unique GRAPHIC – as opposed to our 26 alphabetical – characters and 4 or so basic SOUNDS! They claim they’re doing this so our kids can COMPETE with the Chinese – most of whom are busy learning a much easier language: ENGLISH!! I think teaching American kids Chinese is wonderful. These kids will then be able to explain why they are ignorant of biology, physics, math, basic science, etc. –...
  • Piano Man's Lost Chord Found

    08/23/2005 8:04:05 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 702+ views
    The Morning Paper | 08/23/05 | vanity
    London: Four months ago, a 20 year old man – dressed neatly in an expensive suit , but soaking wet – was found wandering on a beach by police. He refused to speak, so police took him to a mental health unit for evaluation. During his evaluation , he was given a piece of paper and a pen – and promptly drew a sketch of a concert – style piano. Someone decided to let him sit at a piano in the hospital chapel, and-according to one of the psychiatrists , he gave a brilliant concert recital. Dubbed “ The Piano...