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  • ‘Godfather of Hipsterdom’ Gavin McInnes: Feminism makes women miserable

    10/23/2013 9:27:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-23-2013 | Caroline May
    Gavin McInnes, co-founder of Vice and often described as “The Godfather of Hipsterdom,” kicked a hornets nest this week by suggesting that modern feminism has been detrimental to women. “We’ve trivialized childbirth and being domestic so much that women are forced to pretend to be men. They’re feigning this toughness. They’re miserable,” McInnes said in part during a contentious and expletive-laced exchange on a HuffPost Live panel on Monday. McInnes received forceful push back from the panel, media and social media for his comments. The founder of Street Carnage, however, explained in an interview with The Daily Caller that he...
  • Detroit and Flint Top Forbes’ List of Most Miserable US Cities and Their Housing Bubbles

    02/23/2013 10:46:29 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/23/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I always enjoy reading Forbes’ list of best and worst, particularly when it comes to cities. For 2013, Forbes ranks Detroit and Flint as the most miserable cities in the US. Most of the cities on Forbes top 20 list are in the northeast US and in the Inland Empire of California. Here is a chart comparing Detroit, Chicago and, for comparison sake, Washington DC in terms of house prices. Since 2000, Detroit is actually worse off, Chicago is just above 2000 levels and Washington DC remains elevated. So, Detroit is indeed miserable in terms of housing. If we compare...
  • Presidential Failure

    08/08/2011 5:56:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 8, 2011 | Staff
    Leadership: If the president meant to calm the markets on Monday, he failed utterly — and no wonder. All he did was make it clear he's completely out of ideas on how to get the economy moving again. After his televised remarks, the Dow industrial average continued to fall, finishing 5.5% lower. The Nasdaq plummeted 6.9%. Why should it have been any different? In his brief statement, the only thing President Obama demonstrated was a cluelessness about the country's current mess — of which the debt downgrade is just the latest example — and an even weaker grasp on how...
  • Troubled Winter Games off to miserable start

    02/13/2010 5:05:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 1,704+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/13/10 | Martin Parry
    VANCOUVER (AFP) – The Winter Olympics suffered a miserable start on Saturday when the men's skiing downhill was postponed and protests turned violent in Vancouver, but the luge went ahead despite the death of a Georgian slider. A day after a dazzling ceremony opened the Games, the first gold medal was claimed by Switzerland's Simon Ammann, who won the normal hill ski jump ahead of Poland's Adam Malysz and Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer. Ammann wants Miami ice ... and more girls Dutchman Sven Kramer took out the 5,000 metre men's speedskating gold, finally capturing a title that had eluded him four...
  • Forbes Rates Chicago 3rd Most Miserable City

    02/10/2009 9:26:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies · 2,301+ views
    cbs2chicago.com ^ | Feb. 10, 2009
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Citing harsh weather, high sales taxes, and public corruption, Forbes Magazine named Chicago the third most miserable city in the country in its 2009 survey. Forbes list ranked Chicago more miserable than Buffalo, Detroit, and even Flint, Mich., the former auto manufacturing town whose gloom was immortalized in Michael Moore's "Roger and Me." The city boasts being the hometown of President Barack Obama, a leading contender for the 2016 Summer Olympics and an impressive record for the Cubs last year, Forbes points out.
  • America's Most Miserable Cities (Chicago mentioned)

    02/10/2009 9:08:20 AM PST · by fishtank · 23 replies · 1,213+ views
    Forbes magazine ^ | Forbes.com
    America's Most Miserable Cities Kurt Badenhausen, 02.06.09, 10:00 AM EST Lousy weather, long commutes, rising unemployment and high sales tax. Welcome home. Chicago would seem to be on quite a roll these days. The city is a leading contender to host the Summer Olympics in 2016. The hometown Cubs had the most wins of any team in the National League last year,,,, (More at link,,,)
  • Street Shuns Obama's Welcome

    01/20/2009 1:58:50 PM PST · by Smogger · 40 replies · 2,145+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | Steve Schaefer
    President Barack Obama called for swift action to create jobs and restore the vitality of the U.S. economy during his inaugural address, but investors are having a hard time looking past the ongoing financial quagmire, and Wall Street paid the price on Tuesday. Stocks ran red across New York's exchanges, with declines outnumbering gains by nearly 5-to-1. The steepest declines came out of the financial sector, after Royal Bank of Scotland (nyse: RBS - news - people ) warned it could book a $41.3 billion loss and the British government stepped in with a second rescue plan for the nation's...
  • America's Most Miserable Cities

    02/02/2008 9:26:00 AM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies · 315+ views
    Forbes ^ | 30 Janauary 2008 | Kurt Badenhausen
    We looked at only the 150 largest metropolitan areas, which meant a minimum population of 371,000. We ranked the cities on the six criteria above and added their ranks together to establish what we call the Misery Measure. The data used in the rankings came from Portland, Ore., researcher Bert Sperling, who last year published the second edition of Cities Ranked & Rated along with Peter Sander. Economic research firm Economy.com, which is owned by Moody's, also supplied some data. Detroit in the top spot, with its sister city Flint ranked third, is probably not a great shock. "If Detroit...
  • America's Most Miserable Cities - (Detroit is Finally #1)

    01/30/2008 6:20:16 AM PST · by cowtowney · 98 replies · 685+ views
    Forbes ^ | 1/31/08 | Kurt Badenhausen
    Imagine living in a city with the country's highest rate for violent crime and the second-highest unemployment rate. As an added kicker you need more Superfund dollars allocated to your city to clean up contaminated toxic waste sites than just about any other metro. Unfortunately, this nightmare is a reality for the residents of Detroit. The Motor City grabs the top spot on Forbes' inaugural list of America's Most Miserable Cities.
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Russian ZOT "Meta-Group" Behind 9/11?

    11/03/2005 4:55:34 PM PST · by snowback · 148 replies · 3,954+ views
    Lobster. The Journal of Parapolitics ^ | 10/29/05 | Peter Dale Scott
    Concluding Question: The Meta-Group and the United States Government It seems clear that the meta-group, with its influential connections on at least three continents, was powerful enough to effect changes, through the Russian 9/11, in Russian history. The question arises whether they could similarly effect changes in American history as well. As we have seen Russian sources claim that the U.S. Government has had access to he meta-group, for such especially sensitive projects as the assassination of Abu al Walid al-Hamadi. They claim the meta-group's involvement in a number of U.S.-sponsored regime changes in eastern Europe, from the overthrow of...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,140 replies · 219,508+ views
  • Look miserable to help the war on terrorism

    08/05/2004 5:43:31 PM PDT · by cinnathepoet · 4 replies · 362+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Aug. 6, 2004
    Holidaymakers and other overseas travellers were ordered yesterday to play their part in the war on terrorism - by looking miserable on their passport photographs. Under new security measures all mugshots must in future "show the full face, with a neutral expression and the mouth closed". The advice is being sent to all applicants before the introduction next year of "ePassports", which make it harder for terrorists and criminals to get hold of fake passports. The facial image on the photograph will be incorporated in a chip, which will be read by border control equipment. But the high-tech machines need...
  • Caption This Thing (WARNING: Barf Bag Required)

    05/05/2004 9:43:38 AM PDT · by Alouette · 87 replies · 345+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2004
    Wed May 5,12:22 PM ET Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore's documentary linking President George W. Bush with powerful Saudi families, including that of Osama bin Laden, is stirring up controversy even before its release. That's if it even gets released. Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety said in its May 5, 2004 edition that Walt Disney Co. has moved to prevent its Miramax Films unit from distributing 'Fahrenheit 911.' Moore is seen during a promotional tour in Vienna, November 20. Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters
  • Miserable Failure, Part II

    02/06/2004 6:03:14 PM PST · by whoozit · 12 replies · 234+ views
    Google ^ | Vanity
    Has anyone noticed that the keywords "Miserable Failure" no longer bring up the President's page as the first result on Google? You'll LOVE who now holds that position. Miserable Failure
  • CA: (Silicon) Valley CEO poll paints miserable picture for doing business

    02/04/2004 8:11:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 342+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/4/04 | Steve Johnson
    <p>The cost of workers' compensation insurance, health care and employee recruitment -- along with burdensome laws and regulations -- are making life miserable for many Silicon Valley firms, according to a survey to be unveiled during Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's San Jose visit Thursday.</p>
  • Michael Moore has been Google bombed thanks to you. PLEASE HELP!!!

    01/12/2004 7:24:49 AM PST · by cody32127 · 21 replies · 1,223+ views
    Glenbeck.com ^ | 1/12/04 | Glenn Beck
    Michael Moore has been Google bombed thanks to you. On December 9th, 2003 we asked you to make a difference, and the Glenn Beck audience responded. On that date we presented our listeners with one very important goal: make Michael "Miserable Failure" Moore come up first when people do a search for "Miserable Failure" on the Google search engine. While he still doesn't take the top spot as of this writing, Michael Moore has quickly risen through the Google rankings and now shows up as #2 on the list. So we ask you again to redouble your efforts and help...
  • Daschle lashes out at Bush for 'failed' diplomacy

    03/17/2003 3:49:40 PM PST · by pushforbush · 153 replies · 392+ views
    Cnn.com ^ | March, 17, 2003 | cnn.com
    <p>Daschle lashes out at Bush for 'failed' diplomacy DeLay urges America to speak with 'one voice'</p> <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) --Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle lashed out at President Bush on Monday, saying he had "failed so miserably" at diplomacy in the crisis with Iraq that the United States now stands on the brink of war.</p>