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  • California positively gets a negative from Tesla on battery factory

    03/20/2014 11:35:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 7,2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
    Tesla has already ruled out California for the plant costing as much as $5 billion and employing 6,500 workers. Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas are in the running. California loves Tesla Motors. The Palo Alto electric car maker's Model S sedan is the state's new eco-luxury status symbol. Californians bought more than a third of Teslas sold globally last year. Residents of the state pack the order list for Tesla's next offering, a sport utility vehicle. California pollution-control policies enable Tesla to rake in tens of millions of dollars each year from selling environmental credits to other automakers —...
  • Michelle Obama, Daughters Make Stylish Arrival in China, Promote Family Time

    03/20/2014 11:33:12 AM PDT · by bkopto · 113 replies
    Latino Post ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | Yara Simon
    Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, are in China to promote family, a U.S.-China diplomacy, and they are doing it in style. Obama wore a leather-and-suede patchwork Derek Lam dress. She paired it with thigh high boots, and seemed to be dressed for slightly chilly weather. Sasha and Malia were equally as chic. The sisters wore complementary outfits, as they are known to do. Sasha wore a velvet red skirt, a black top and tights. Malia wore a shiny silver pleated skirt and a brown shirt. The Obamas were invited by another stylish lady, Chinese First Lady Peng...
  • U.S. first-time jobless claims up by 5K to 320K

    03/20/2014 11:31:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    GANT DAILY ^ | 03/20/2014 | Nathan Andrada
    Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits for the first time climbed slightly higher last week, signaling stabilization in the labor market. In the week ended March 15, initial unemployment claims — which gauges the layoff trends across the country — jumped by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, according to the Labor Department report released Thursday. The reading is in line with economists’ estimate in a poll by the Dow Jones Newswires. The previous week’s claims figures were unrevised at 315,000. The four-week moving average of claims — a broader figure...
  • The Tea Party is Over: Outside conservative groups are experiencing the limits of their influence.

    03/20/2014 11:25:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Journal ^ | 03/20/2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    FreedomWorks issued an unusual round of endorsements this week. The conservative group, which won publicity for backing intraparty challenges to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Mike Simpson, decided to play it safe this time. It endorsed three senators and nine congressmen, none of whom face any serious competition—Republican or Democratic. It stayed out of the contested Oklahoma primary for Sen. Tom Coburn's seat, but endorsed Republican James Inhofe, who doesn't face any GOP opposition. In South Carolina, FreedomWorks is backing Sen. Tim Scott, who's a lock for reelection, but it isn't doing anything against vulnerable Sen. Lindsey Graham,...
  • FDR & Stalin The Subversion of FDR's Govt

    03/20/2014 11:25:33 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 5 replies ^ | 2-3-14 |
    Stalin's Secret Agents — The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government was written by two experienced authors and recognized authorities on the Cold War, M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein. Evans is a veteran journalist and former broadcaster, as well as the author of Blacklisted by History (2009), a biography of Senator Joseph McCarthy, and other momentous books
  • Watch: Rand Paul's Entire Speech at UC Berkeley

    03/20/2014 11:22:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/20/14 | Breitbart TV
    On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addressed the University of California, Berkley at an event hosted by the university's Berkeley Forum...
  • Russian troops in the Crimea continue to violate the armistice agreement on 21 March

    03/20/2014 11:06:45 AM PDT · by · 6 replies
    Russian troops in the Crimea continue to violate the armistice agreement on 21 March to carry out provocations against the Ukrainian troops from using weapons. Ukrainian troops stopped provocateurs warning shot According to an UNIAN correspondent, at a briefing, said Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine Leonid Polyakov. He cited a few examples. "Yesterday was an attempt to penetrate the administrative territory of the airport" Belbek ". The attack was stopped by the use of weapons: warning shots were made members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. AND so this try was suspended. There are other ongoing aggressive actions by...
  • Bill Gates' Dream for a Nuclear-Powered Future Is Almost Here

    03/20/2014 10:59:38 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 31 replies ^ | March 4, 2014 | Maxx Chatsko
      Bill Gates' Dream for a Nuclear-Powered Future Is Almost Here By Maxx Chatsko | More Articles | Save For Later March 4, 2014 | Comments (1) Is this the future of clean energy? Source: TerraPower.Things may be different today, but in its heyday, Microsoft was a game-changing company that forever altered the way the world interacted with computers. The creative genius and foresight of Bill Gates has paid off in a significant way: He's the wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $76 billion, according to Forbes. While Gates still advises Microsoft, he has turned much of his...
  • Inside the Ring: Pentagon goes hypersonic with long-range rapid attack weapon

    03/20/2014 10:58:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 20 Mar 2014 | Bill Gertz
    <p>An experimental scramjet-powered, ultrahigh speed strike vehicle is emerging as the Pentagon’s main choice for a new long-range, rapid attack weapon, a senior Pentagon official says.</p> <p>Alan R. Shaffer, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for research and engineering, told a defense industry conference that prototypes and recent tests proved concepts for hypersonic arms, and several systems are part of a high-priority effort by Pentagon weapons developers, despite the era of sharply-diminished defense spending.</p>
  • Suburban Detroit teacher contract gives hiring preference to non-Christians

    03/20/2014 10:58:33 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 36 replies
    Cain TV ^ | March 20th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    Quite a find yesterday by Michigan Capitol Confidential, which is a publication of the free-market Mackinac Center for Public Policy. In Ferndale, Michigan, which is directly north of Detroit, the contract between the school district and the teachers union contains a clause that gives hiring preference to members of certain groups - mostly ethnic minorities. But the Ferndale school officials and their union have an interesting way of defining a minority, and if you're a Christian, you might want to look elsewhere for a teaching job: Should there be two (2) or more of these applicants with equal qualifications for...
  • Kerry: ‘I Don’t Know Anybody Who Says You Ought to Go to War over Crimea’

    03/20/2014 10:57:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/20/14
    ( – In an interview Wednesday with a local Washington, D.C., affiliate, Secretary of State John Kerry said he doesn’t know anyone who wants the U.S. to go to war with Russia over Crimea, an autonomous republic in the southern region of Ukraine before Russia’s military intervention. “I don’t know anybody in America who has suggested to go to war over Crimea. Do you want to go to war over Crimea? I don’t know anybody who says you ought to go to war over Crimea, so therefore, your options are economic and diplomatic and isolation,” Kerry said. As previously...
  • NBC's 'Today' Finds It 'Surprising' Obama Not On List of Greatest Leaders

    03/20/2014 10:53:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies ^ | 3-20-2014 | Kyle Drennen
    On Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted an exclusive preview of Fortune magazine's list of the world's 50 greatest leaders and wondered about one name that was absent from the ranking: "Bill Clinton comes in at number five and makes the cover. There are a lot of other notable names here. Tell you what, though, there may be some talk about one leader who did not make the list, the leader of the free world, President Obama. Fortune tells us he was not overlooked, he just did not make the cut." [Listen to the audio or watch the video...
  • Soldiers Novoozerne base in Crimea refused to swear allegiance to Russia

    03/20/2014 10:50:45 AM PDT · by · 3 replies
    Soldiers Novoozerne base in Crimea refused to swear allegiance to Russia 20.03.2014 | 16:20 Members of the Southern Naval Base Naval Forces of Ukraine Novoozerne village in the west of the Crimea as a whole refused to move on to serve in the armed forces of Russia and left the military facility . Told the head of the Crimean media center Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev on his page on the social network " Facebook ". This morning, representatives of the Russian Black Sea Fleet nominated personnel of a military unit ultimatum - 12.00 to decide : Do...
  • Atheist Group Makes Legal Threats Against Republican Governor Scott Walker For Tweeting Bible Verse

    03/20/2014 10:49:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    RightWingNews ^ | March 20, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    An atheist group has come unhinged over a tweet posted by Wisconsin Gov.Scott Walker and are demanding that he uphold the “godless” Constitution by deleting it. Walker tweeted “Philippians 4:13” from his official Twitter account Sunday — the Bible verse reads: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation took exception to the tweet, saying it’s religious in nature and a “misuse of gubernatorial and state of Wisconsin imprimatur,” according to The Christian Post. “This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” the group wrote in a letter. “As...
  • Catholic League’s Bill Donohue calls for boycott of Guinness over St. Patrick’s Parade flap

    03/20/2014 10:49:53 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies | Wed Mar 19, 2014 18:05 EST | by Colin Kerr
    NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 ( – The largest American Catholic civil rights organization is taking on the largest brewer of stout beer in the world. The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue has called for a boycott of Guinness after the beer company pulled its sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade because organizers barred homosexual activists from marching. Guinness is owned by British liquor giant Diageo.
  • Whistling Past the Graveyard

    03/20/2014 10:47:59 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-19-2014 | Richard Fernandez
    Delusional optimism on Putin's next step from the Obama administrationMichael Crowley at Time asks a rhetorical question: “Could the crisis in Crimea spoil Barack Obama’s nuclear diplomacy with Iran?” He answers it himself: “No.” ..... (snip) Then, Crowley concludes that the Russians are bluffing. They wouldn’t dare test Obama, for two reasons: The good news for Obama is that Russia probably won’t derail an Iran deal. A nuclear Iran isn’t in Russia’s interest. Neither is a potential U.S. military action to prevent it if diplomacy fails. … Reason one is that a nuclear Iran would be bad for Russia as...
  • Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012

    03/20/2014 10:46:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:14am EDT | By Laila Kearney
    Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth's magnetic field, matching the severity of the 1859 Carrington event, the largest solar magnetic storm ever reported on the planet. That blast knocked out the telegraph system across the United States, according to University of California, Berkeley research physicist Janet Luhmann. "Had it hit Earth, it probably would have been like the big one in 1859, but the effect today, with our modern technologies, would have...
  • Gun club blinks on NRA membership (CO)

    03/20/2014 10:44:39 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | 03/19/2014 | Chase Olivarius-Mcallister
    Days after being threatened with eviction by the city of Durango, the Durango Gun Club, a nonprofit, is dropping its new requirement that each of its 700 members join the National Rifle Association. Though the Durango Gun Club is private, it has leased its Florida Road indoor shooting range from the city since 1963 – at no charge. Its other facility, an outdoor range near Bodo Industrial Park, is on property leased from La Plata County for $1 a year. . . . . In his letter to the city, Malarsie writes it was never the club’s “intention or purpose...
  • The Stock Market And Pessimistic Press Headlines

    03/20/2014 10:41:13 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 3-20-2014 | Doug_Wakefield
    The Stock Market And Pessimistic Press Headlines Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014 Mar 20, 2014 - 08:52 AM GMT By: Doug Wakefield Do you remember the following headline from the fall of 2011? "In the Absence of a Credible Plan We Will Have A Global Financial Meltdown in Two or Three Weeks" [states] Dr. Robert Shapiro, Advisor to the IMF, Zero Hedge, October 6, 2011 How about these headlines, from June 2012? [Spanish] Bankia Customers Pull Out Over 1 Billion Euros, Reuters, May 17 '12 Or some of these from December 2012 through December 2013? Ben Bernanke: If We Go...
  • Hillary Clinton spins her record on Israel

    03/20/2014 10:31:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/20/14 | Jennifer Rubin
    Hillary Clinton is trying to impress voters that she’s a true friend of Israel, which is odd given that relations with the Jewish state reached a low point while she was secretary of State. The Post reports: “Hillary Rodham Clinton cast doubt on the interim nuclear agreement with Iran, saying in a muscular policy speech [in New York] Wednesday night that she is ‘personally skeptical’ that Iran’s leaders will follow through on a comprehensive agreement to end their march toward nuclear weapons. Still, the former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate told a pro-Israel audience in New...