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  • ‘Who Gives a Crap About Your Feelings Towards Walmart?’: Mike Rowe’s Fiery, 2,648-Word Respons

    02/11/2014 7:26:04 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/10/2014 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On Saturday, TheBlaze brought you Mike Rowe’s inspiring new ad about work. By Monday, major news networks were covering it. But that ad wasn’t just a innovative spot about getting factories running. Sure, it was that, but it was also a spot for Walmart, which was announcing an initiative to purchase purchase $250 billion of American-made products over the next 10 years.
  • Got a Sandwich? Dinesh DSouza and Michael Shermer discuss "Alternative View to ObamaCare"

    03/08/2013 5:19:53 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 2 replies
    Oegon State University Socrates Discussion Roundtable ^ | 10.8.12 | Oegon State University Socrates Discussion
    Dinesh DSouza and Michael Shermer discuss "Alternative View to ObamaCare". (Sorry if it was posted before... didn't find it listed. Not even sure)
  • PBS’ ‘Makers’ explores the women’s movement (from a liberal perspective, natch)

    02/26/2013 1:18:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jacqueline Cutler
    For girls born after women were appointed to the Supreme Court, "Makers: Women Who Make America" is a history lesson. The three-hour special that airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, on PBS is naturally not just for younger women. It is for everyone — those who relished victories whenever women won higher office, experienced fury when colleagues made sexual advances or were frustrated when schools allocated money only for boys sports. It's for males and females — those who suffered the indignities and fought to change the world and those for whom the ERA is only a baseball stat....
  • The Little Red Hen (Conservatism vs Liberalism)

    12/26/2012 5:32:13 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 30 replies
    Child Bible Story Online ^ | A long time ago | various
    Once upon a time there was a little red hen. She lived with a pig, a duck and a cat. They all lived in a pretty little house which the little red hen liked to keep clean and tidy. The little red hen worked hard at her jobs all day. The others never helped. Although they said they meant to, they were all far too lazy. The pig liked to grunt in the mud outside, the duck used to swim in the pond all day, and the cat enjoyed lying in the sun, purring. One day the little red hen...
  • America's coming civil war -- makers vs. takers

    07/12/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-12-12 | Arthur Herman
    “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Those were Abe Lincoln’s words in his first inaugural in 1861, as America was running headlong into civil war. Now we’re a house divided again and another civil war is coming, with the 2012 election as its Gettysburg. Call it America’s coming civil war between the Makers and the Takers. On one side are those who create wealth, America’s private sector–the very ones targeted by President Obama’s tax hikes announced Monday. On the other are the public employee unions; left-leaning intelligentsia who see the growth of government as index of progress; and the...
  • Tea Party and OWS Protest Side-By-Side Against Obama in San Francisco

    02/18/2012 5:19:33 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 17, 2012 | Zombie
    Media pundits have often tried to point out the similarities between the Tea Party and the Occupy movement, in a futile attempt to get the two groups to merge. Unfortunately, the differences were too great, and we have yet to see the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street protesting against the same thing side-by-side at the same protest. That is, until now. The unthinkable finally happened last night in San Francisco: the Tea Party shared a protest with the Occupiers, both groups angry with the same person. And who was this unifier, the only man who can bridge the divide...
  • What Election 2012 boils down to (ie keeping it short and sweet)

    02/15/2012 9:40:43 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 26 replies
    self | 2/15/2012 | Secret Agent Man
    If you're going to be involved in conversations with others about why 2012 is such an important election, and how to frame the issues quick and painlessly and unable to be refuted. 1. Makers vs. Takers. Barry's whole presidency has been about taking from the makers and giving to the takers. 2. A second Obama term is an Obama term without limits on ANYTHING. He hasn't gone full bore because he needs to get re-elected. You ain't seen nothing yet if he gets 4 more years and doesn't have to care about answering to ANYONE for ANYTHING. He will be...
  • We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers. More people work for government than most industries.

    04/01/2011 7:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/01/2011 | Stephen Moore
    If you want to understand better why so many states—from New York to Wisconsin to California—are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, consider this depressing statistic: Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government. It gets worse. More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined. We have...
  • Obama's exports pick tied to arms makers- Clients could spur recusals

    01/27/2010 10:06:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 179+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/28/10 | Jim McElhatton
    President Obama's pick to help oversee U.S. export controls for the Commerce Department is a lawyer and political supporter who has been providing export advice to Fortune 500 companies such as arms manufacturer Raytheon and aerospace giant Boeing. But while White House officials and members of Congress have lauded Kevin J. Wolf's experience for the Commerce job, his recent legal work effectively appears to bar him from potential matters involving dozens of companies
  • High-Speed Rail Keeps Train Makers on Track

    10/21/2009 3:38:24 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 871+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2009 | PAUL GLADER
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—As an engineer pulls the throttle, villagers track side gawk at the bullet-shaped train as it gathers speed. Soon, forests and wooden shacks are a blur as a dashboard display reads 250 kilometers an hour (155 miles per hour). Ten years in the making, Russia's state-owned railway is testing eight aerodynamic trains that in December will rush travelers from here to Moscow in less than four hours. With fancy kitchens and leather seats in first class, the Sapsans (Russian for peregrine falcons) mark a change in Russia's egalitarian rail tradition. More broadly, though, Russia's new trains mirror a...
  • Penile implant makers to demonstrate wares

    04/24/2009 7:43:13 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 45 replies · 1,718+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 4-23-09 | Christopher Snowbeck
    Penile implant manufacturers in the Twin Cities will be strutting their stuff at a doctors meeting in Chicago this weekend. Minnetonka-based American Medical Systems said Thursday that it will be introducing a new "concealable" penile prosthesis called Spectra during the annual meeting of the American Urological Association. The product is the latest in a series of surgical implants developed by AMS for men with severe cases of erectile dysfunction that aren't helped by other treatments such as drugs like Viagra. The Spectra is a "malleable" prosthesis that is surgically implanted in the penis to provide enough rigidity for sexual intercourse....
  • CONGRESS $HOPPING CARTS (Millions For Green Golf Carts)

    02/11/2009 9:20:45 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 785+ views
    New YorkPost ^ | 2/11/09 | GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON - "Fore!" The federal government is preparing to spend millions to purchase a fleet of small electric vehicles that critics compare to golf carts. The $838 billion economic stimulus bill that passed the Senate yesterday contains $300 million for the government to purchase a fleet of "green" cars. But the money won't just go to buy fuel-efficient hybrids such as the Ford Escape or Chevy Volt. The cash also can be used to purchase "neighborhood electric vehicles." The NEVs, which resemble streamlined golf carts, scoot at up to 25 mph, operate on battery power and can be plugged into...
  • Home Science Under Attack In Massachusetts

    08/13/2008 7:13:32 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 63 replies · 347+ views
    Slashdot News ^ | 12 August 2008
    Home Science Under Attack In Massachusetts An anonymous reader tips a guest posting up on the MAKE Magazine blog by the author of the Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments. It seems that authorities in Massachusetts have raided a home chemistry lab, apparently without a warrant, and made off with all of its contents. Here's the local article from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. "Victor Deeb, a retired chemist who lives in Marlboro, has finally been allowed to return to his Fremont Street home, after Massachusetts authorities spent three days ransacking his basement lab and making off with its...
  • U.S. Will Continue to Go After Bomb Makers in Iraq, Pace Says

    02/13/2007 3:44:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 197+ views
    JAKARTA, Indonesia, Feb. 13, 2007 – The United States will continue to pursue aggressively anyone trying to kill coalition forces in Iraq, Marine Gen. Peter Pace said here today. This means Iranians who are aiding insurgents inside Iraq will not be immune from U.S. actions, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a news conference. Pace was precise in describing what the coalition knows about the threats from Iraq. He said that in the last two months, as Iraqi and coalition forces went after people making improvised explosive devices, coalition forces have captured Iranians. “We know that...
  • Bomb Makers Captured; Insurgents Bomb Afghanistan Bazaar

    06/01/2006 4:11:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 238+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2006 – Two suspected terrorists were captured yesterday in Afghanistan's Paktika province, and a makeshift bomb exploded in a bazaar in Khost province yesterday, injuring three civilians, military officials reported. Coalition forces in Paktika province's Sharan district captured the two men, who were suspected of involvement with roadside bombs. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry, stopped two suspicious men near an Afghan National Police station and found land mines and timing devices in their possession. The men were turned over to Afghan police for questioning. "Improvised explosive devices are indiscriminate weapons of the criminals and insurgents who...
  • Enemy Rockets Injure Afghans; Roadside-Bomb Makers Detained

    05/15/2006 5:15:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 168+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 15, 2006 – Afghan civilians were injured by rockets today in Bermel, Afghanistan, and Afghan and coalition forces detained seven terrorists during a combined operation yesterday, military officials reported. The civilians were injured when two rockets were fired at a coalition forward operating base in the town of Bermel in Paktika province. An Afghan woman and child near the forward operating base suffered shrapnel wounds and are being treated by coalition forces. "The extremists, who targeted coalition forces and wounded these innocent civilians, committed an atrocious act. Rockets are indiscriminate killers used by the enemy who care nothing...
  • Ancient Andean Maize Makers: Finds Push Back Farming, Trade In Highland Peru

    03/05/2006 3:43:23 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 1,116+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-5-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Week of March 4, 2006; Vol. 169, No. 9 , p. 132 Ancient Andean Maize Makers: Finds push back farming, trade in highland Peru Bruce Bower Nearly 4,000 years ago, large societies emerged in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru that would culminate 1,500 years later in the rise of the Inca civilization. Now, scientists have the first evidence that these Inca predecessors cultivated maize and imported plant foods from lowland tropical forests located 180 miles to the east. HIGH TIMES. Researchers excavate Waynuna, a site in Peru's Andes Mountains that has yielded evidence of early agriculture and food...
  • IED makers, munitions rounded up

    11/07/2005 4:31:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 410+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 7, 2005
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Nov. 7, 2005) –Iraqi forces join coalition forces during offensive operations this past week to net dozens of terrorists and weapons cashes. IED hotbed seized by 101st Airborne Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, discovered a large weapons cache during combat operations south of Baghdad International Airport Nov. 4. Members of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment discovered the cache around 8 p.m. The search revealed more weapons and munitions in a total of 18 different caches before concluding at 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Three terror suspects were detained for further questioning....
  • Catapult-Makers Were Once Ye Olde Celebrities

    07/05/2004 2:52:06 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 3,206+ views
    IOL ^ | 7-5-2004
    Catapult-makers were once ye olde celebrities July 05 2004 at 08:24AM London - Catapult designers were the celebrity scientists of the ancient world, according to a British expert. Until the discovery of gunpowder, the catapult was the most powerful weapon in existence, said historian Serafina Cuomo. The machines, capable of hurling large projectiles long distances, were in high demand during the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans - and so were their makers. But the construction of catapults was no easy task, requiring great mathematical and engineering skill. It became a science in itself, known as "belopoietics" from the...
  • Army Captain, Hemp Food Makers Get No Apology

    04/13/2004 12:14:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 440+ views ^ | 4 10 04 | Ann Woolner
    <p>April 9 (Bloomberg) -- You don't have to ponder the absence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to notice the Bush administration has trouble admitting it erred.</p> <p>Consider a smaller, quieter misadventure. Consider the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's war on hemp, a harmless and healthy food source.</p>
  • Flu Vaccine Makers (both) Are Out Of The Vaccine

    12/05/2003 12:49:03 PM PST · by blam · 108 replies · 341+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-5-2003 | Shep Smith
    Flu Vaccine Makers Are Out Of The Vaccine Shep Smith just announced on a Fox News Alert that both makers of the flu vaccine have announced that they are out of the vaccine. Demand this year has been five time greater than in previous years. Please add to this story/thread as the news comes in. Thanks.
  • 'Grand Theft Auto' Makers Fight Lawsuit

    11/12/2003 6:10:55 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 89 replies · 320+ views | Nov 11, 8:19 AM | DUNCAN MANSFIELD
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The creators of the video game series "Grand Theft Auto" want a federal judge to dismiss a $246 million lawsuit filed by the families of two people shot by teenagers Rockstar Games and its New York City-based parent, Take-Two Interactive Software, said the victims' families were trying to hold them liable "based on the expressive content of the video game." Retailer Wal-Mart and marketer Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., are also named in the lawsuit. Aaron Hamel, 45, was killed and Kimberly Bede, 19, was seriously wounded when their cars were hit June 25 by .22-caliber bullets...
  • Looking for Signposts on the Roadmap to Peace

    08/10/2003 1:35:28 AM PDT · by forty_years · 202+ views ^ | 8/10/03 | netWMD
    Looking for Signposts on the Roadmap to Peace By Andrew L. Jaffee, August 10, 2003 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Hamas supporters are upset because Israelis are defending themselves. The Associated Press (AP) reported today that: Clamoring for revenge, thousands of Hamas supporters Saturday buried two militants killed in an Israeli raid, and a senior Palestinian official urged the United States to intervene to prevent the unraveling of a six-week-old truce. The militants and an Israeli soldier were killed Friday when troops raided a bomb lab in a West Bank refugee camp, sparking a gunbattle. A Palestinian stone-thrower also was killed by troops....