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  • Kerry demands end to sexual violence in war zones [Most Moronic Foreign Policy Team EVAH]

    06/13/2014 5:44:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    npr.org ^ | 6/13/14 | SYLVIA HUI
    ....John Kerry called for an end to rape and sexual violence in conflict zones as he joined actress Angelina Jolie and Britain's foreign minister Friday at a London conference on the topic.
  • Just tasting beer may make you want to drink more

    04/17/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT · by Sender · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 15, 2013 | Michelle Castillo
    <p>I hope that not too many millions of dollars were spent to reach this conclusion.</p>
  • Hillary Lets the Jihadist Cat Out of the Bag.

    01/24/2013 7:35:08 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 24, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.” We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into...
  • David Axelrod Surprised by Romney Campaign’s Missed Opportunities

    11/30/2012 7:44:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/30/2012 | James Warren
    Obama’s top election strategist tells a Chicago audience he was surprised Mitt Romney’s team did not attack Obama more, stuck so narrowly with their base—and chose Paul Ryan for VP. President Obama’s top reelection strategist conceded surprise Monday that Republican super PACS didn’t attack Obama far earlier, Mitt Romney didn’t invest much more in ground operations, and that the Republican nominee played narrowly to the party base in picking Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. Offering a lengthy dissection of the campaign, David Axelrod told a Chicago audience that he was “a bit surprised that super PACS, which spent...
  • Feds Arrest Producer Of Controversial Anti-Islam Film On Probation Violation Charge

    09/27/2012 3:24:35 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 91 replies
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com ^ | 27 September 2012
  • LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row (Well, Duh!)

    06/04/2012 3:36:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | June 4, 2012 | CHRISTINA HOAG
    LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code for hazardous conditions on Skid Row, including nearly 90 rats' nests, a dozen hypodermic needles and piles of human excrement and trash on sidewalks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has found. The notice of violation stems from an extensive Health Department inspection last month of the 10-block area of downtown Los Angeles that houses the nation's densest population of homeless people, most of them mentally ill and substance abusers. Health officials ordered the...
  • Prehistoric Footprints Show How Our Ancestors Walked

    07/20/2011 7:52:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Tue Jul 19, 2011 07:00 PM ET | By Jennifer Viegas
    The ancestor who made the 3.7 million-year-old prints walked in a "less ape-ish way" than some humans do today. The oldest known human ancestor footprints, dated to 3.7 million years ago, reveal that some of the earliest members of our family tree walked fully upright with feet similar to ours, according to new research. The findings, published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, push back the date for upright walking in our ancestry by nearly 2 million years. That's because previous studies had concluded this trademark gait emerged in the genus Homo about 1.9 million years ago. The...
  • NATO war in Libya violates U.N. mandate, Russia says

    04/19/2011 6:55:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    reuters.com ^ | April 19, 2011
    Russia said on Tuesday Western attempts to topple Muammar Gaddafi were a violation of a U.N. resolution on Libya, which only authorized the use of force to protect civilians. "The U.N. Security Council never aimed to topple the Libyan regime," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "All those who are currently using the U.N. resolution for that aim are violating the U.N. mandate." Given such a Western position, the Libyan opposition was refusing to negotiate a ceasefire with the regime in Tripoli, Lavrov said. "It is crucial to establish a ceasefire," he said on a visit to Belgrade. Britain and...
  • Americans' questions about Obama eligibility surge

    02/16/2011 4:43:40 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    WND ^ | February 16, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Americans' questions about the issue of Barack Obama's eligibility surged today after the image of a still-coming book, "Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President," was posted on the Drudge Report. The image, without even a link to the book, which is available for purchase in the WND SuperStore now although it will not ship until its May 17 release date, pushed it up the Amazon.com rankings from the obscure levels of unpublished works to the 500s by the middle of the day. Drudge Report posted the image to accompany a Roll...
  • Are Your Children Accessing Porn in Your Home?

    01/01/2011 9:39:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2011 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The average age of first exposure to Internet pornography is eleven years old; often because of stumbling onto sites while doing homework. Kids searching “White House” can easily end up typing “com” instead of “gov” and end up at a porn site. Type into Google’s image search engine words like “pretty,” “beautiful,” “cute,” or virtually any girl’s name, and if the “safe search filter” is not properly activated many of the images that come up are sexually explicit in the extreme. Pornographers purchase domain names knowing that web surfers can unintentionally end up at their site. A child typing in...
  • President Obama: 'Campaigning is different than governing'

    11/15/2010 8:09:53 AM PST · by kingattax · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/10 | CAROL E. LEE
    President Obama offered a lesson for Republicans that he learned the hard way during his first two years in office. "Campaigning is different than governing," Obama told reporters Sunday when asked about his meeting with GOP leaders later this week. "They are flush with victory after a campaign of just saying 'No,'" he added. "But I'm sure the American people did not vote for more gridlock."
  • iPhone 4 glass breaking 82% more than iPhone 3gs - four months in

    10/12/2010 5:46:59 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 58 replies
    SquareTrade ^ | October 12, 2010 | SquareTrade
    Synopsis: SquareTrade analyzed iPhone accidents for over 20,000 iPhone 4s covered by SquareTrade Care Plans and found a 82% increase in reported broken screens compared to the iPhone 3gs. Highlights of the study include: * iPhone 4 owners reported 82% more damaged screens in the first 4 months compared to iPhone 3gs owners. * Overall, the reported accident rate for iPhone 4s was 68% higher than for the iPhone 3gs. * An estimated 15.5% of iPhone 4 owners will have an accident within a year of buying their phone.
  • Police chief's remarks on terrorism anger Arabs

    03/26/2010 1:18:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies · 499+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 3/26/10 | Heather Knight
    A breakfast to tout the importance of passing an earthquake-safety bond measure on the June ballot wound up sending shock waves through San Francisco's Arab American community after Police Chief George Gascón made controversial remarks about terrorism. Gascón reportedly said the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St. is susceptible not just to an earthquake, but also to members of the city's Middle Eastern community parking a van in front of it and blowing it up.
  • Netanyahu's brother-in-law: Obama is an anti-Semite

    03/17/2010 4:08:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 612+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/17/10 | Barak Ravid,
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's brother-in-law Dr. Hagai Ben-Artzi on Wednesday called U.S. President Barack Obama an anti-Semite in an interview with Army Radio. "It's not that Obama doesn't like Bibi," he referring to Netanyahu using his nickname. "He doesn't like the nation of Israel." Netanyahu was quick to distance himself from Ben-Artzi's remarks, saying he completely disagrees with his brother-in-law. Netanyahu said he has a deep appreciation for President Obama's commitment to Israel's security, which he has expressed many times, and also for the deep ties between the two countries.
  • Why they do those 'obvious' studies

    02/03/2010 6:41:42 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 297+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 2, 2010
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.,- A scientist at Massachusetts' Harvard University says there are three main reasons why researchers study issues with seemingly "obvious" conclusions. Marc Abrahams, a co-founder of the magazine Annals of Improbable Research, said "obvious" studies are often performed by researchers who are "oblivious to the obvious," attempting to prove an obvious conclusion wrong or seeking data to confirm a commonly held belief to obtain funding for programs, the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee reported Tuesday. "The first type is the most fun for everybody else," Abrahams said. "By everybody, I mean even the individuals who work with them. They usually find...
  • Why Democrats suck.

    01/13/2010 3:14:21 PM PST · by Brainhose · 11 replies · 394+ views
    Lake Titicaca | Today | Brainhose
    Because... They just do! They can't help itIts like asking a bird why it flies or a fish why it swims.Its just what they do!I realize that this is stating the obvious
  • No Duh! The Most Obvious Scientific Discoveries of 2009

    12/31/2009 2:26:24 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 9 replies · 819+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/31/09
    In science, research must prove that what we suspect to be the case is actually true. But some studies really take the cake in the no-duh department. Here are some findings from this year that should come as absolutely no surprise.
  • CCRKBA: 'Rasmussen Poll Confirms Public Fears Obama Gun Control Agenda'

    07/04/2009 7:45:52 PM PDT · by Flavius · 12 replies · 946+ views
    press release ^ | 7/2/09 | Press Release
    BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new Rasmussen poll reveals that 57 percent of American citizens believe gun sales are up over the past several months because of widespread fears that the government will tighten restrictions on gun ownership. “The poll results confirm what we’ve been saying,” noted Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. “American citizens are fearful that the Obama administration and a Democrat-controlled Congress will pass new laws to further erode the individual right to own firearms. This concern was further enhanced by yesterday’s ruling in Minnesota that far left anti-gunner Al...
  • Barack Obama Says He Is Not Experienced Enough to Be President (Youtube)

    06/12/2008 12:25:10 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies · 82+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 6/12/2008 | Gateway Pundit
    Here is Barack Obama back in 2004 before he had served even one day in the US Senate: "I am a believer in knowing what you're doing when you apply for a job. And, I think that if I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket I would essentially have to start now before having served a day in the Senate. Now, there are some people who may be comfortable doing that, but I'm not one of those people." Obviously, it didn't take Obama long to change his mind. After only one year in the US Senate he...
  • Netanyahu slams plan to transfer arms to PA as 'dumb'

    03/26/2008 9:58:54 AM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 350+ views
    YNet ^ | Mar. 26, 2008 | Neta Sela
    Opposition leader decries initiative to equip Palestinian security forces, says tactic failed in Gaza and will fail in West Bank. none can act as 'subcontractors for our own defense. 'No one can act as a subcontractor for our own defense,' he says. Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is incapable of providing solutions to Israel's security concerns. "No one can act as a subcontractor for our own defense," he said, slamming the initiative to transfer arms to Palestinian Authority security forces. "The idea to trust our safety to the Palestinian Authority has failed in...
  • Boys And Girls Brains Are Different: Gender Differences In Language Appear Biological

    03/05/2008 2:15:27 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 2,931+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-5-2008 | Northwestern University
    Boys And Girls Brains Are Different: Gender Differences In Language Appear BiologicalNew research shows that areas of the brain associated with language work harder in girls than in boys during language tasks, and that boys and girls rely on different parts of the brain when performing these tasks. (Credit: iStockphoto/Rich Legg) ScienceDaily (Mar. 5, 2008) — Although researchers have long agreed that girls have superior language abilities than boys, until now no one has clearly provided a biological basis that may account for their differences. For the first time -- and in unambiguous findings -- researchers from Northwestern University and...
  • Early U.S. Daylight Savings a bust in power savings

    04/02/2007 4:46:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies · 1,870+ views
    Early U.S. Daylight Savings a bust in power savings Mon Apr 2, 2007 6:56PM EDT By Lisa Lee NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early onset of Daylight Savings Time in the United States this year may have been for naught. The move to turn the clocks forward by an hour on March 11 rather than the usual early April date was mandated by the U.S. government as an energy-saving effort. But other than forcing millions of drowsy American workers and school children into the dark, wintry weather three weeks early, the move appears to have had little impact on power...
  • Well, duh? - Humor (VANITY)

    09/02/2007 12:53:34 PM PDT · by papasmurf · 21 replies · 539+ views
    Self ^ | 09/02/07 | papasmurf
    In order to golf well, you need a stick of some kind.
  • We Are All in It Together, Clinton Says [Shared Prosperity Should Replace "On Your Own' Society"]

    05/29/2007 9:13:29 AM PDT · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 211 replies · 6,149+ views
    AP ^ | May 29, 2007 | Holly Ramer
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity. The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an "ownership society" really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor. "I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."...
  • Katie Couric isn't the only one in trouble [Big-3 networks' news ratings lowest since 1987]

    05/13/2007 8:51:03 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 18 replies · 964+ views
    Kentucky.com ^ | May 11, 2007 | staff
    Katie Couric has a new executive producer and a newly refined evening newscast, but the show is still struggling to gain a toehold with viewers. Indeed, CBS' Evening News last week drew the smallest audience since September 1987, according to Nielsen Media Research. CBS wasn't alone in reaching a new low: NBC's Nightly News With Brian Williams also hit a 20-year-low with its target audience of 25- to 54-year-old viewers. And ABC's World News With Charles Gibson hit its second-lowest number with the 25-to-54 crowd since 1987. In total viewers, ABC's World News recorded its ninth week out of the...
  • Supreme Court Makes Two Good Decisions On Patent Law

    04/30/2007 12:17:30 PM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 111 replies · 1,833+ views
    Techdirt ^ | April 30 2007 | Mike
    This morning the Supreme Court came down with two decisions about patent law that both take small, but extremely important, steps towards reigning in some of the worst abuses of the patent system. In both cases, it's disagreed with the position taken by the Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). This isn't a huge surprise, as many observers figured that the Supreme Court's recent interest in all sorts of patent cases meant that the justices weren't at all happy with the way CAFC was moving. This is a good thing, as the past twenty-five years or so of CAFC...
  • Astronaut Fired From NASA

    03/07/2007 12:58:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 84 replies · 2,581+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/7/7 | MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Lisa Nowak was fired from NASA on Wednesday, a month after she was charged with trying to kidnap a woman she regarded as her romantic rival for the affections of a space shuttle pilot. NASA officials said Nowak's dismissal did not reflect the space agency's belief in her guilt or innocence. The agency said it lacked an administrative system to handle the allegations because Nowak is a naval officer on assignment to NASA, rather than a NASA civil servant. If Nowak were a civil servant, NASA would have the choice of placing her on...
  • Hub of all that's hot

    02/23/2007 10:26:00 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 586+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/23/7 | Wyatt Buchanan
    San Francisco -- surprise! -- has surpassed Los Angeles as the capital of the gay adult entertainment industry. To the list of accolades that make San Francisco the gayest city around, you can add this: world headquarters of the gay adult entertainment industry. Over the past few years the core of that industry has shifted from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and nearly every leading studio that makes gay adult content now is centered in the city, mainly in the South of Market and lower Potrero Hill neighborhoods. The content of the industry -- that is, the movies themselves --...