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  • 8 reasons why New York women can’t get a husband

    03/13/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jane Ridley
    Last year, Susan Patton, a Princeton grad and the mother of two sons at the elite college, outraged feminists when she wrote an open letter to the Daily Princetonian telling female students to find a husband on campus before they graduate. The red alert — which argued that these Ivy League college girls “would never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who would be worthy of you” — went viral with more than 100 million hits. ... even in the dog-eat-dog dating jungle that is New York, there is hope for single career women between the ages of...
  • Michelle Obama at 50,a milestone nears, first lady cuts her own path, gets high marks from public

    12/27/2013 9:33:08 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 61 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | 12-26-13 | Katherine Skiba
    "WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama will be the guest of honor at a White House dance party next month when she turns "50 and fabulous," as she put it recently."
  • There IS such a thing as ‘beauty sleep’: Researchers say snoring makes you look old, ugly and dopey

    09/15/2013 10:11:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:03 EST, 14 September 2013 | Ellie Buchdahl
    Getting your beauty sleep can really improve your looks—and snoring can have the opposite effect, according to researchers. A study into sleep apnea—a condition marked by snoring and breathing interruptions—has shown that people with the condition appeared less attractive, youthful and alert than restful sleepers. Sufferers who were treated for the condition also appeared more attractive—with two thirds of the patients in the study being rated more highly in photos taken after treatment than before. …
  • MSU Professor William Penn: Republicans “raped this country”,"bunch of dead white people”

    09/13/2013 10:22:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    EXAMINER.COM ^ | Sep 8, 2013
    MSU Professor removed for anti-Republican rants (Video) Education Policies William Penn Michigan State University MSU Professor William Penn was relieved of his duties after an anti-Republican rant. (Campus Reform) Donna Gundle-KriegEducation Examiner September 8, 2013 A creative writing professor at Michigan State University was removed from his classes last week after he made insulting comments about Republicans during a previous class. William Penn, a tenured professor, has received a paid semester-long sabbatical as "punishment" for his rants, but he will continue to draw his $146,510 annual salary. William Penn’s comments, which were videotaped by a Michigan State University student, lasted...
  • Top IRS official to invoke Fifth Amendment, decline to testify at House hearing

    05/22/2013 7:19:31 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/22/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that singled out conservative groups, is expected to invoke the Fifth Amendment Wednesday when she appears before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Fox News has learned. That means Lerner, head of the exempt organizations division, probably won’t answer any questions on what she knew about IRS agents going after Tea Party-related groups. That also means she probably won’t say why she sat on the information for so long before it became public. Lerner’s attorney, William Taylor III, asked committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in a letter if she...
  • Man found hanging off Sacramento high-rise was graffiti tagger (Darwin Award possible here)

    04/02/2013 9:55:51 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    KSBW.com ^ | 04/01/2013 | KSBW.com Staff
    A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday. Fire Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja said the man appears to have died accidentally of asphyxiation when he created a harness from the rope and lowered himself down the east side of the office building. "From everything we can tell, he didn't have any special rope rappelling equipment on, climbing equipment or anything like that," he said. "He appeared to be looped into the rope." A police department dispatch supervisor said Monday afternoon that investigators...
  • Former Weather Underground radical jailed in 1981 killing reportedly now teaching at Columbia U

    04/02/2013 9:48:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/02/2013
    <p>A former Weather Underground radical who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard now reportedly holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.</p> <p>The New York Post reports that Kathy Boudin’s return to respectability after her 2003 parole occurs a week before the release of Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep,” a movie loosely based on the $1.6 million heist.</p>
  • 7 Marines killed during explosion at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot

    03/19/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    An explosion at a military ammunition storage facility in Nevada during a Marine Corps training exercise killed seven U.S. Marines and wounded several others, military officials said. The North Carolina-based Marines with the 2nd Marine Division were killed late Monday when a 60-millimeter mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot as they were preparing to fire it. One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was not immediately clear whether the mortar exploded prematurely inside its firing tube or whether more than a single round exploded. The official was not authorized to speak about the...
  • Argentina cardinal named pope

    03/13/2013 12:17:50 PM PDT · by edcoil · 22 replies
    drudge | 3-12-2013 | edcoil
    Drudge says Argentina gets pope
  • "The Golden Days of Yore" (My Sixtieth Birthday Vanity!)

    03/07/2013 6:03:55 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 121 replies
    What's left of my brain | March 7, 2013 | Charlie Henrickson (me)
    THE GOLDEN DAYS OF YORE Oh, the golden days of yore! Those olden days before My joints got all creaky, My eyebrows went freaky, My hair got all streaky-- Behold, the grays galore! If truth is to be told, My youth has turned to mold; My doctor can't fix me, The future afflicts me, Today I turn SIXTY-- Now that sounds really old! Charlie Henrickson The wag tailoring the doggerel
  • Leaked email(USDA) adds fuel to claims White House playing politics over impact of cuts

    03/06/2013 10:35:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 06, 2013
    A leaked email from an Agriculture Department field officer adds fuel to claims President Obama's political strategy is to make the billions in recent federal budget cuts as painful as possible to win the public opinion battle against Republicans. The email, circulated around Capitol Hill, was sent Monday by Charles Brown, a director at the agency’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C. He appears to tell his regional team about a response to his recent question on the amount of latitude he has in making cuts. According to the partially redacted email, the response came from...
  • Scientists Claim 72 Is the New 30

    02/26/2013 11:31:11 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | 26 Feb 2013
    Human longevity has improved so rapidly over the past century that 72 is the new 30, scientists say. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, said progress in lowering the odds of death at all ages has been so rapid since 1900 that life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200 millennia since modern man began to evolve from hominid species. The pace of increase in life expectancy has left industrialized economies unprepared for the cost of providing retirement income to so many for so long
  • Zero Tolerance for Deaf Child’s Name

    02/04/2013 1:13:25 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    The Education Reporter ^ | December 2012 | The Education Reporter
    Parents of a deaf child named Hunter were told by his Nebraska public preschool that they must change his name because he was in violation of the school district’s weapons policy. To sign his name, the three-year-old crosses his index and middle fingers then wags his hands. This sign apparently appeared to school officials to represent a gun. Grand Island Public Schools’ policy section 8470 — Weapons in Schools states: “Students are forbidden to knowingly and voluntarily possess, handle, transmit or use any instrument in school, on school grounds or at school functions that is a firearm, weapon, or looks...
  • Syria says Israeli warplanes hit military site

    01/30/2013 12:32:03 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 60 replies
    Israel conducted a rare airstrike on a military target inside Syria, foreign officials and Syrian state TV say, amid fears President Bashar al-Assad's regime is providing weapons to the Islamic militant group Hezbollah. A statement from the Syrian military read aloud on state TV confirmed the strike, saying the jets bombed a military research centre in the area of Jamraya, northwest of the capital, Damascus.
  • Shock claim: Obama only wants military leaders who 'will fire on U.S. citizens'

    01/24/2013 1:41:34 PM PST · by JenB987 · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Monday, renowned author and humanitarian Dr. Jim Garrow made a shocking claim about what we can expect to see in Obama's second term. Garrow made the following Facebook post: I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.” Those who will not are being removed. So, who is the source? Garrow replied:...
  • Neighbor who shot dead pit bulls mauling 11-year old boy could face charges

    01/24/2013 3:46:46 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 24, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A man who fatally shot a pit bulls as it viciously attacked an 11-year-old boy with two other dogs could face charges for violating Washington D.C.'s gun laws. The young boy, who has not been identified, was riding a new bike on his home street in the Brightwood neighbourhood on Sunday when he collided with a pack of unattended pit bulls. The dogs immediately began attacking him, sinking their teeth into his arms, legs, stomach and chest, and leaving him in need of surgery. A neighbour, who has also not been identified, witnessed the attack, ran into his home and...
  • Obama Golfed in Hawaii with Former Rezko Crony

    01/09/2013 3:04:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    whitehousedossier ^ | 1/9/13 | Keith Koffler
    While on vacation in Hawaii this month, President Obama played golf with Allison Davis, a former business partner of Tony Rezko who also helped give Obama his start in the legal profession. Rezko is the former Obama associate and fundraiser who was convicted of corruption and fraud and currently sits in prison. Davis, who is male, partnered with Rezko on a series of government-funded low and mixed income housing development projects in Chicago. While Davis himself has never been charged with wrongdoing, a number of the projects were high-priced failures that resulted in poor living conditions for residents. According to...
  • Obama’s Cabinet diversity in danger with new picks (old white guys)

    01/08/2013 5:48:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/07/13 | Emily Heil
    The White House is poised this week to announce a handful of Cabinet nominees, most of whom have a few things in common: they all seem like perfectly qualified, distinguished folks. . . and they’re all white men. President Obama’s picks, including Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) for secretary of state, former senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) for secretary of defense and John Brennan for CIA director, mean that the number of positions that could be filled by women or minorities is dwindling. That’s causing some concern among those who’d hoped to see diversity in the cabinet remain at its historic levels or even...
  • Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Endorses Obama (See what happens with AA?)

    10/25/2012 6:14:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 43 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/25/12
    Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday, telling “CBS This Morning” that he voted for Obama in 2008 but this time was going further and publicly backing him. “We’ve come out of the dive and we’re starting to gain altitude,” Powell said. “The unemployment rate is too high, people are still hurting in housing, but I see that we’re starting to rise up.” Powell said that when Obama took over “the country was in very, very difficult straits. We were in the one of the worst recessions we had seen in...
  • [David] Letterman: Say, Obama’s kind of lying about this GM bankruptcy thing, huh?

    10/24/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/24/12
    Alternate headline: Even Late Night Comedy Shows Must Interview Obama Off the Record. Noel Sheppard picks up David Letterman’s belated realization that Barack Obama — one of his favorite guests — has misrepresented Mitt Romney’s position on GM and the auto bailout for months. Letterman tells MSNBCs Rachel Maddow that he finds it disappointing when a challenger proves to be more honest than an incumbent President: DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST: Here’s what upset me last night, this playing fast and loose with facts. And the President Obama cites the op-ed piece that Romney wrote about Detroit, “Let them go bankrupt, let...
  • TIME TO TAKE GRAMA'S KEYS (CONGRESSWOMAN LOUISE SLAUGHTER)

    10/08/2012 10:18:11 AM PDT · by RochesterNYconservative · 48 replies
    Lonsberry.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | Bob Lonsberry
    We all love Grama. But it’s time to take away the keys. It’s not about how many years she’s been driving. It’s not about all the great things she’s done. It’s not about how much you appreciate and respect her. It’s not about yesterday, it’s about today. It’s about common sense and realizing that this can’t go on. She can’t do today what she did yesterday, and the passage of time has done what the passage of time does. She won’t want to give them up. She will be certain that she’s still capable. She might even fight you over...
  • Old dude runs down bicyclist

    08/17/2012 3:49:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/17/12 | Vivian Ho
    Police are looking for an elderly, white, gray-haired man who, in an apparent fit of road rage, chased a bicyclist onto a golf course in Santa Rosa and ran him down. The bicyclist told Santa Rosa police he was cycling down Pythian Road at about 5 p.m. Wednesday when the driver began yelling at him and tried to hit him. To get the angry motorist off his tail, the cyclist told police he raced onto the nearby Oakmont Golf Course. But the driver steered onto the course and continued chasing him, eventually hitting him before speeding away. The cyclist had...
  • Obama orders flags at half-staff after Wisconsin shooting

    08/06/2012 3:52:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    politico44 ^ | 8/6/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama ordered the flags on all public buildings and military bases to be flown at half-staff in the wake of a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. "As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated n August 5th, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff," Obama wrote in a proclamation released Monday.
  • Harry Reid: Drooling old men are trying to buy election

    08/01/2012 10:25:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/1/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in an effort to mock Republican donors, resorted to senility jokes in an interview published yesterday. “Because of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election,” Reid told The Huffington Post. “They are going to assemble 17 angry old white men for breakfast, some of them will slobber in their food, some will have scrambled eggs, some will have oatmeal, their teeth are gone. But these 17 angry old white men will say, ‘Hey, we just bought America. Wasn’t so bad
  • Sentenced to death for being old: The NHS denies life-saving treatment to the elderly, as one man's

    04/09/2012 8:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/9/12 | ohn Naish
    When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat. Even the palliative surgery or chemotherapy that could have eased his distressing symptoms were declared off-limits because of his age. His distraught daughter Michele Halligan accepted the sad prognosis but was determined her father would spend his last months in comfort. So she paid for him to seen privately by a second doctor to discover what could be done to ease his symptoms. Thanks to her tenacity, Kenneth got the drugs and surgery...
  • Americans keep their clunkers longer (10.8 Years)

    01/17/2012 1:39:47 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 126 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/17/2012 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The average vehicle on America's roads is almost 11 years old, according to the auto market analysts at Polk. The 10.8-year average is the highest figure recorded since Polk began tracking vehicle age in 1995. Back then, the average was just 8.4 years. Vehicle age has increased rapidly over the last five years as new vehicle sales have slowed. Polk's analysis is based on vehicle registration data. Older cars represent an opportunity for some businesses. "Dealer service departments and independent repair facilities, as well as aftermarket parts suppliers, will see increased business opportunity with customers in...
  • Obama gives us just a taste????

    09/06/2011 2:57:28 AM PDT · by AlwaysVigilant56 · 35 replies
    Fox News | 9-6-11 | AlwaysVigilant56
    Obama was speaking to a Union audiance today and stated he'd give them a taste of his Jobs speech. If you have seen this, answer me a question. Is he seriously going to announce that there are plenty of bridges and roads that need fixing? Does he think we don't know that THOSE type of jobs are paid for with the working population's money? I.E., taxes? Mr. President the federal government along with the majority of state governments are B-R-O-K-E!
  • New vs Old Recorder Features

    08/13/2011 9:21:13 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 5 replies
    8/13/2011 | MosesKnows
    I have a low-cost JVC HM50, a Flip HD Video Ultra, and a DXG-125 High Definition Digital Camcorders. All serve their intended purpose well considering their relatively low cost. I also have a Sony DCR-TRV-608 Hi8 Tape Recorder and an even older Panasonic PV-420 VHS Tape Recorder. The Panasonic is the reason for my post. I wanted to call upon the wide range of FreeRepublic members because searching the Internet hasn’t been entirely successful. The VHS Panasonic has two features, Time lapse and High Speed Shutter Recording, I want in a Digital Camcorder. The “Time Lapse Recording” is the more...
  • Happy Birthday fatima!!

    03/04/2011 8:48:46 PM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 133 replies
    Top Secret | March 4, 2011 | No One
    Happy Birthday fatima!!!
  • Room In The Morning

    02/03/2011 7:11:12 PM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revsk's Youtube ^ | 2-3-11 | Revski
    Whistling tune, I’ll Fly Away by myself a-cappella singing by wife Cheryl, the song, Room At The Cross and the song, In The Morning is song by, Grandpa Jones and the Browns Ferry Four! Video arranged by o7jimmy.
  • Snooki picks President Bush over President Obama in "who's hottest" contest

    02/03/2011 9:13:54 AM PST · by big black dog · 18 replies
    Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi visited Washington, DC for the annual auto show, and, as she is wont to do, thrust herself into the white hot center of the political debate. Taking questions from her legions of fans (seriously, they were lined up out the door), the "Jersey Shore" star was asked first about her Twitter relationship with John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign. She said he was pale, she thought he needed a tan, end of story. Then Snooki was asked a real question: who is hotter, current President Obama or former President Bush. "I thought George Bush was pretty...
  • In The Morning

    01/27/2011 6:39:07 AM PST · by Revski · 6 replies
    Revski's Youtube ^ | 1-27-2011 | Revski
    The song of this video, Meet You In The Morning is song by, Grandpa Jones and the Browns Ferry Four! Arranged by o7jimmy.
  • Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

    12/22/2010 8:01:24 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 94 replies · 3+ views
    Billings (MT) Gazette ^ | 19 December 2010 | Gwen Florio
    A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week. Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt. They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana. Never mind that the defendant in question also faced a felony charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. The tiny amount of marijuana police found while searching Touray Cornell’s home on April 23 became a huge issue for some members of the jury panel. No,...
  • Old papers tell different tales on Obama's past Articles from 1990 cast doubt on president's

    11/22/2010 10:57:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/22/10 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Contributing to the impression of shifting sands in his official biography, two newspaper articles from 1990 – apparently based on interviews with Barack Obama – reported that the future president left Hawaii for Indonesia when he was 2 years old, not 6 years old, as he relates in his autobiography. On May 3, 1990, the Associated Press widely published a feature story on Obama highlighting him as the first African-American named as president of the Harvard Law review. "Obama moved to Southeast Asia at age 2 when his parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian," the Associated Press reported....
  • Old People Turn on Obama Sellout Andy Griffith (Lies about Commiecare™ not going over well)

    09/08/2010 10:53:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Gawker ^ | 9/09/10
    Old People Turn on Obama Sellout Andy Griffith The government recently enlisted aged actor Andy Griffith for a commercial showcasing Medicare benefits available through health care reform. North's Carolina's old people, at least, didn't appreciate these lies, and Griffith's favorability rating has dropped 25 percentage points there.
  • Flagstaff man restores old military vehicles

    08/22/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies
    A Flagstaff man has history in his warehouse. He's made a hobby of restoring military vehicles for 25 years. In one corner of Bill Buehler's warehouse is a 1942 Stuart Light Tank M3, once a reliable servant during landings with U.S. Marines and mobile and fast for fighting in the deserts of North Africa and the jungles of the South Pacific. Nearby is a Sexton tank, built by Canada for the British Army, and an Allis-Chalmers Sherman tank, both from World War II. Buehler also has a Humvee from the first Gulf War. "I buy and sell them," he said....
  • Why Kagan Shouldn't be Confirmed - Supports the Continuation of Legal Abortion

    08/08/2010 12:46:13 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | Fr. Frank Pavone
    http://www.PriestsForLife.org Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests For Life, gives very clear reasoning on why Elena Kagan should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court. In this video, he uses the words of the abortionist themselves, documented in Supreme Court testimony, to describe the procedure that Elena Kagan herself, supports: "The friction causes the fetus to tear apart. For example, a leg might be ripped off the fetus as it is pulled through the cervix." (This is from the Supreme Court's 2007 abortion decision.) Abortionist Martin Haskell said, under oath, "We would attack the lower extremity first, remove, you...
  • Tribute to Dr. Demento and the old days

    07/13/2010 6:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | 7/13/10 | Dr. Demento
    Dr. Demento has been on the radio for over 35 years. This is tribute to his earlier days.
  • Alinsky, Stalinsky, It's Still the Same Old Agitprop

    07/10/2010 11:56:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/10/10 | James Lewis
    "Stalinism" is a useful term for the totalitarian left -- even to the left itself. It's one word they haven't been able to chew up, gulp down, and transform into its opposite. They still know what "Stalinist" means, even after generations of new names for the same community agitators: "The New Left," "hippies," "Black Panthers," "youthful radicals," "idealistic students," "feminists," "the workers," "black nationalists," "Third World socialists," "the wretched of the earth," "Green Party," "Gay activists," "LGBT," "Global Warming," "peace and freedom party," "eco activists," "civil rights campaigners," "post-modernists," "gender studies," "J Street," "Bolivarismo," "ACORN," "undocumented workers," "Moveon.org," "Liberation Theology"...
  • Reid So Toxic His Son Campaigns Without Last Name (Link Inside)

    07/08/2010 11:52:32 AM PDT · by FromLori · 6 replies · 1+ views
    7/8/2010 | Lisa Lerer
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-08/harry-reid-so-toxic-in-nevada-his-son-runs-for-governor-without-last-name.html
  • CNN Fires the Associated Press

    06/22/2010 7:16:40 AM PDT · by Justaham · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 6-22-10 | Tom Blumer
    CNN has announced that it will cease using all content from the Associated Press effective June 30, and from all appearances will take a run at becoming a credible wire service competitor. Although it would be easy to dismiss this as the blind leaving the blind, this development seems like it has the potential to alter the news landscape and temper some of the worst excesses of press bias and ignorance. Here are a few paragraphs from CNN's internal announcement, as carried at Media Bistro: To: CNN Staff From: Jim Walton We are taking an important next step in the...
  • I Shouldn't Be Here

    06/16/2010 9:04:30 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 9 replies · 514+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 06-17-10 | stolinsky
    In fact, I shouldn’t have been here for most of my life. Friday is June 18. On June 18 exactly 50 years ago, I was returning home from two weeks’ annual active duty in the Army Reserve. It was peacetime, so I never heard a shot fired in anger − unless you count people at the rifle range who were irritated by their low scores. But I still came within inches of being killed in the line of duty. I was driving north on U.S. 101 near Camp Roberts, when an elderly couple entered the freeway driving south. The problem...
  • US: Iran strike 'off table' for now (Ozero favors strongly worded letters and beer summits)

    04/21/2010 9:29:19 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 45 replies · 926+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 21/04/2010 15:07
    <p>SINGAPORE — The US has ruled out a military strike against Iran's nuclear program any time soon, hoping instead negotiations and United Nations sanctions will prevent the Middle East nation from developing nuclear weapons, a top US defense department official said Wednesday.</p>
  • Elderly drivers’ risk not clear-cut

    04/05/2010 7:30:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 53 replies · 1,270+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 3, 2010 | Erika Slife and Bonnie Miller Rubin
    Elderly drivers’ risk not clear-cut The debate about when to take the keys away from the elderly flared up again when 86-year-old driver struck three teenage Chicago cyclists on March 24 By Erika Slife and Bonnie Miller Rubin, Tribune reporters April 3, 2010 Alice Topping was in her convertible, soaking in one of fall's last nice days, when she came to a four-way stop in her Evanston neighborhood just as another car approached. Assuming the other driver would stop at the sign, she began to drive through the intersection when she felt a hard crash. "Look what you've done to...
  • Gov Palin Presented With Henry Rifle

    02/24/2010 6:11:31 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 30 replies · 957+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/24/2010 | Ron Devito
    The Republican Party of Arkansas presented keynote Speaker Sarah Palin with an engraved Henry Repeating Arms Big Boy 44 Magnum rifle last night at their fundraising event at the Verizon Arena in Little Rock. The rifle was personalized with serial number PALIN-001, the brass receiver was inscribed with ‘Presented to Sarah Palin – February 16, 2010 -Republican Party of Arkansas’ and the Republican Party of Arkansas’ logo was carved into the buttstock
  • Committee wants Ten Commandments displayed

    02/17/2010 5:29:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 250+ views
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Saying the minority must be tolerant of the majority, Republicans who control on the Senate Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to require a copy of the Ten Commandments to be erected in front of the old state Capitol. SB 1213 directs the Legislative Council, the main occupant of the building, to look for donations to put up a monument, plaque or some other permanent form of the commandments. The measure now goes to the full Senate. The 53 vote came over the objections of the Democrats on the panel who said it amounted to the state imposing what are...
  • Macro Econ questions..

    02/16/2010 12:38:38 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 11 replies · 361+ views
    Macroecon | 2-16-10 | Me
    these questions were from my Macro Econ quiz..I am curious to see how well you all can answer them... Which of the programs below would not transfer wealth between young and old generations? a.Taxes are raised to provide better education. b.Taxes are raised to improve government infrastructure such as roads and bridges. c.Taxes are raised to provide more generous Social Security benefits. d.Taxes are raised to provide more generous Medicare benefits. Which of the programs below would transfer wealth from the young to the old? a.Taxes are raised to provide better education. b.Taxes are raised to improve government infrastructure such...
  • David Letterman: Washington Rolls Over in Grave if Palin Elected President

    02/16/2010 10:37:15 AM PST · by Justaham · 55 replies · 1,326+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2-16-10 | Noel Sheppard
    David Letterman just can't keep his mind off Sarah Palin. On Monday, the "Late Show" host used his Top Ten list to disparage the former governor of Alaska claiming that George Washington would roll over in his grave if Palin were elected president. Never mind that she hasn't announced her candidacy or that the presidential election is more than two and a half years away. Such inconvenient truths don't phase Letterman for in a list of the "Top Ten Things George Washington Would Say If He Were Alive Today," a woman the "Late Show" host probably never heard of two...
  • Just because you are old does not mean you can't rock the house (Video)

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