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  • Academics and media tell minorities: Youíll never succeed because of racism

    11/09/2014 7:17:21 PM PST · by TBP · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    [W]hat messages make young people feel as if they are in control of their future? Well hereís what doesnít: The constant chatter about institutional racism and sexism that pervade our educational institutions and media outlets. If you want to give a kid the sense that he has some modicum of control over his destiny, that his efforts will be rewarded with success, itís probably best not to tell him the decks are stacked against him. But thatís exactly what we do.
  • Four weeks to stop Ebola

    10/02/2014 6:34:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/02/14 | Lizzie Parry for MailOnline
    World Health Organisation said this week the death toll has surpassed 3,000 They warn number of cases are 'doubling roughly every three weeks' The International Rescue Committee (IRC), on behalf of 34 NGOs, will warn we have a 'window of opportunity' to halt the 'exponential rise' in cases
  • Do Statistical Disparities Mean Injustice?

    09/24/2014 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs" and, as the Justice Department recently found, "blacks are 54 percent of the population in Newark, New Jersey, but 85 percent of pedestrian stops and 79 percent of arrests"? If one believes that people should be represented socio-economically according to their numbers in the population, then statistical disparities represent injustices that demand government remedies. Before we jump to conclusions about what disparities mean and whether they are indicators of injustice, we might examine some other disparities...
  • Okay, Bloomberg is a big fat socialist RINO. What is Bloomberg Media?

    09/22/2014 7:17:32 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 25 replies
    Sept 22, 2014 | HiTech RedNeck
    Well, the HiTech RedNeck is looking for a job... AGAIN. This job hopping is getting old, but the boss of the group, at a major freight railroad, for which I'm a contractor has an integrity problem, to put it delicately. For some reason, I don't get along very well with liars and phonies. Well, I refreshed my resumes on Dice and Monster this past weekend and crossed my fingers. Well this morning what do I behold, but someone wants to know if I am interested in working for a company that turns out to be BLOOMBERG MEDIA. They are quoting...
  • US Border Patrol Restricts Media Access at Mexican Border

    06/23/2014 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Jabba the Nutt · 24 replies
    Breitbart via Gateway Pundit ^ | June 22, 2014 | Rachel Pulaski
    The Obama Administration apparently doesnít approve of Freedom of the Press. Historically, U.S. journalists have reported all over the world during wars and conflict. Our brave journalists were at the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq reporting but according to federal agents the border is not safe enough to report from. Journalists are being told to leave the Anzalduas International Bridge which connects the city of Mission, Texas, with Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. This area has always been open to media to report on illegal crossings from Central America.
  • Two Texas Cities Lead the US in Income Growth

    05/01/2014 7:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | April 30, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Fresh government statistics reveal that two west Texas cities, Odessa and Midland, are leading the nation in income growth. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis found between 2008 and 2012, while many cities saw significant decreases in personal income--Odessa and Midland led the nation with increases of 10.2 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively. According to the data, traditional leading markets like Los Angeles see roughly 10 percent of the population often unable to find a job. Odessa and Midland have the opposite problem. "We have issues filling our jobs," Sara Higgins, a spokeswoman with the City of Midland, told Breitbart...
  • Having a Venerable Name Can Be a Key to Upward Mobility

    03/21/2014 5:05:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    America used to be a land with great upward social mobility, but isn't anymore. America never was a land with great upward social mobility. Which do you believe? Keep in mind that your answer will have significant implications for public policy. Most politicians, of both right and left, favor the first statement. Conservatives say big government is stifling people's chances to move upward. Barack Obama says growing inequality of wealth is holding people down. But Gregory Clark, British-born economist at the University of California, Davis, says they're both wrong. The second statement is correct, he argues in his new book...
  • Bitcoin refuses to flip: Virtual currency stays strong despite bankruptcies, gyrating rates

    03/09/2014 2:03:34 PM PDT · by Errant · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8 March 2014 | Craig Timberg
    Future generations of Bitcoin billionaires may someday look back on 2014 with knowing smiles. Here was a year when thefts spread, exchanges collapsed, rates gyrated like a teenagerís moods. And yet the buying of bitcoins showed no signs of abating. The past week was particularly extreme. The apparent suicide of an American business executive in Singapore was investigated for possible ties to her Bitcoin investments. A California man fingered as the currencyís mysterious inventor reacted to his sudden fame by asking that journalists buy him lunch. After finishing his meal at a sushi restaurant, he went on to deny any...
  • Downworthy A browser plugin to turn hyperbolic viral headlines into what they really mean (SOTU?)

    01/27/2014 12:59:12 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 11 replies
    http://downworthy.snipe.net/ ^ | 1/27/2014 | snipe at snipe.net
    Because Enough is Enough Already. We've all seen them - the clickbait headlines that websites like Buzzfeed, ViralNova and UpWorthy use to drive traffic, especially through social networks. Even Huffington Post has jumped on the bandwagon of endless recycled listicles and bombastic titles. Downworthy replaces hyperbolic headlines from bombastic viral websites with a slightly more realistic version. For example: "Literally" becomes "Figuratively" "Will Blow Your Mind" becomes "Might Perhaps Mildly Entertain You For a Moment" "One Weird Trick" becomes "One Piece of Completely Anecdotal Horseshit" "Go Viral" becomes "Be Overused So Much That You'll Silently Pray for the Sweet Release...
  • Opportunity Rover Starts 2nd Decade by Spectacular Mountain Summit and Mineral Goldmine

    01/21/2014 2:48:27 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Universe Today ^ | January 19, 2014 | Staff
    NASAís long-lived Opportunity Mars rover has accomplished what absolutely no one expected. Opportunity is about to embark on her 2nd decade exploring the Red Planet since her nail biting touchdown in 2004. And to top that off she is marking that miraculous milestone at a spectacular outlook by the summit of the first mountain she has ever scaled! See our Solander Point summit mosaic showing the robots current panoramic view Ė in essence this is what her eyes see today; above and below. And that mountaintop is riven with outcrops of minerals that likely formed in flowing liquid neutral water...
  • NASA Scientists Perplexed by Mysterious Mars Rock Unlike Anything They've Ever Seen Before [UPDATE]

    01/19/2014 4:05:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    clevelandleader.com ^ | January 19, 2014 - 6:25pm | Julie Kent on
    Lead Mars Exploration rover scientist Steve Squyres describes the rock as looking like a large jelly donut, explaining: ďďIt looks white around the edge in the middle and thereís a low spot in the center thatís dark red Ė it looks like a jelly doughnut.Ē Ē The instruments on NASA's Opportunity rover that are analyzing the rock are sending back to Earth data that is as mysterious as the jelly donut-like rock itself. Squyres says: ďItís like nothing weíve ever seen before. Itís very high in sulphur, itís very high in magnesium, its got twice as much manganese as weíve...
  • What's that? New rock in Mars rover photos baffles scientists, fans

    01/16/2014 6:44:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    chron.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Carol Christian |
    Practically overnight, an unexplained piece of rock has shown up on photos from NASA's Mars rover Opportunity, according to the digital Russian TV network RT (Russia Today). The rover hasn't moved in over a month, as it waits for better weather, but a photo taken on Sol 3540 (Jan. 8, or the 3,540th Martian solar day since the Opportunity rover landed) shows a rock that wasn't visible in previous photos taken on Sol 3536. ... Staffers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California who maintain the rover camera (pancam) database for NASA have named the rock Pinnacle Island.
  • We're all rich in America

    01/12/2014 5:42:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 12, 2014 | Ben Kinchlow
    He looked up at his mother and said, ďMom, here in America we are all rich.Ē He shook his head, looked down at the table and said, ďI canít believe people actually live like that today.Ē The young man, 22 years old, was having his first conversation with his mother after having just returned from a trip to a South American country where he spent just more than two weeks. He showed his mother some pictures taken with his iPhone; they were of ďhomesĒ that he could see from the window of the home of the professional baseball player where...
  • Thumbs up to Generation Opportunity and Evan Feinberg!

    12/13/2013 6:57:01 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 2 replies
    12-13-13 | johnwk
    SEE: Are young Americans paying attention to Obamacare ads?Jennifer Smola,USA TODAY November 20, 2013"On the other side of the issue is the Opt Out campaign, a product of the non-profit organization Generation Opportunity.ĒOpt Out has employed Web videos and events on college campuses ó like the University of Miami ó featuring "Creepy Uncle Sam,"who is the visual tool the campaign is using to demonstrate the"creepy" and "intrusive" nature of Obamacare, Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg says."Uncle Sam is a symbol of patriotism," Feinbergsays. "Creepy Uncle Sam is what happens when the government oversteps itsbounds."ĒAnd why shouldnít Generation Opportunity not promote...
  • Liberalism Ė Equal Opportunity Destroyer

    11/29/2013 12:26:26 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The Blacksphere with Kevin Jackson ^ | 11/29/13 | Scot Muncher
    In the eyes of some, the great hope for mankind has always been a sort of communal society. The thought behind this idea is that everyone could work towards a common end and share the fruits of their labor. As a matter of fact, Liberalism and social progressives teach this today. So, ďin order to form a more perfect UnionĒ, at all costs they foist their communal ideals upon society. In a perfect world, this type of social order would be heavenly. Unfortunately, we donít live in paradise. That being the case, there are two things that war against this...
  • Ken Cuccinelliís Window of Opportunity

    09/19/2013 8:38:28 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 19 September 2013 | Ben Domenech
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has for much of the past few months been battling against a media narrative which frames him as some kind of Old Dominion Todd Akin Ė an extreme social conservative candidate who has split his party, dividing the moderate and conservative wings, and creating wedges vulnerable for exploitation by a centrist, pro-business Democrat. This narrative was sustained through most of August, fueled in part by the dramatically higher ad expenditures of Cuccinelliís well-funded opponent, lifelong Democratic fundraiser Terry McAuliffe. Except this narrative has crumbled in recent weeks, at the same time that Cuccinelli has cut...
  • Depardieu's puzzling love for Russia [went from 75% tax rate to 13%]

    09/15/2013 4:07:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/8/13 | Matthew Fraser
    When Gťrard Depardieu triggered a fiscal feud with the French government a few weeks ago, the media had fun recasting him in his movie role as the comic book character Obťlix, a fat and superhumanly strong Gaulois who stands up to the Romans. Now that the French movie star has abandoned the land of the Gauls to become a Russian citizen, his recent film role as the mad monk Rasputin is being evoked to put a cinematic image on a bizarre real-life drama that has become an affair of state. ...Depardieu's love for Russia cannot be indifferent to the country's...
  • News: Valerie Harper's Terminal Brain Cancer Close to Remission

    08/30/2013 3:53:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Seattle P. I. ^ | 8/28/13
    There may be some good news on the horizon for Valerie Harper. Harper's doctor revealed on Today that the actress' brain cancer may be close to remission. In January, Harper was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain.
  • Kennel owner takes gamble on dog business

    07/18/2013 7:17:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Glendale Now ^ | 7-18-13 | Michael Meidenbaur
    Dog Tired Dogs cage-free setting offers owner new beginning Glendale ó Downsized and downtrodden, Susan Taylor was in life's doghouse. Decades ago, she had been in the prosperous business of supplying ingredients to Milwaukee's brewers. As that business began to taper off in the 80s and 90s, Taylor was one of many shown the door when her employer was snapped up by a larger company. Suddenly outside an industry for which she had cultivated a particular skill set, Taylor went on a 15-year "journey to find out what to do with my life" ó a long and difficult journey that...
  • With Its Roots in the Nuclear Family, the Nation Evolves Into America 3.0

    07/05/2013 1:26:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Michael Barone
    The Fourth of July is always an occasion to think about what the United States of America has been, is and will be. A good way to reflect on that is to pick up a copy of "America 3.0" by James Bennett and Michael Lotus and ponder its lessons. As the title suggests, Bennett and Lotus see the nation as having evolved from an agricultural America 1.0 to an industrial America 2.0 and struggling now to evolve again into an information age America 3.0. That's a familiar framework. Where they differ from other analyses is that they see the roots...
  • Killing the Dreams Soldiers Died to Preserve

    06/03/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    On Memorial Day, tears were shed as programs across the country honored and prayed for those men and women who sacrificed their dreams in order that we might live out our own. Some Americans who had lost a son or daughter, a spouse, or a parent never got to see their loved one reach their full potential. Those soldiers who died left their dreams in their graves. Their loss is made even worse by an administration that is doing all it can to kill the dreams of Americans they fought to preserve. President Obama's plan for creating jobs takes more...
  • Opportunity for All

    02/16/2013 12:16:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Ed Feulner
    Is America in decline? An honest review of the state of the union would show spiraling budget deficits, uncontrolled growth in government spending, and persistently high unemployment levels. The impression of a once-great nation in eclipse is all too plain. But it doesnít have to be this way. Itís not that these problems arenít real, or donít pose serious challenges. They do. But those who insist that our best days are behind us donít have history on their side. Though all kinds of setbacks, from civil wars to great depressions, the United States has always waged a valiant struggle and...
  • 60 Minutes Missed Opportunity

    01/31/2013 4:38:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    In the days of the late Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes" was known for hard-hitting, aggressive journalism that asked the questions viewers wanted answered and held the powerful accountable. The Jan. 27 program on which Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama (at his request, no less) and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fell far short of that high standard. It was the kind of softball toss you might have expected if Oprah Winfrey or Barbara Walters had conducted the interview. The president said of Clinton, "...a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work." Kroft...
  • Obamaís Wasted Opportunity

    01/29/2013 6:13:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Tim Phillips
    For generations, presidents have used their inaugural address to unite the nation in aspiring to new heights of achievement. But earlier this week President Obama chose to deliver a harshly ideological, aggressively partisan speech more appropriate for the campaign trail than the solemn occasion of our nation's 57th inaugural address. Rather than bring all Americans together with a celebration of common ground, his address read like a liberal laundry list with global warming at the top. Although President Obama was sworn in with his hand on Abraham Lincolnís Bible, he did not echo the tone of unity for which Lincoln...
  • Equal Opportunity Destroyers: Politicians Of All Types Damage Small Business America

    01/27/2013 3:47:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Itís not just an out-of-control IRS or EPA. And itís not merely the punitive demands and restraints of the new federal healthcare law. American enterprise is being stifled and squelched by state and local governments, in ways that most Americans donít even see. With increasing propensity, elected officials nationwide are at times suffocating private businesses with regulations, and at other times competing directly against them Ė and it happens among both Democrats and Republicans. A striking reminder of this emerged last week, when it was reported that Democrat San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was contemplating some sort of ďbanĒ on...
  • 185 Economists to Congress: "Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes Risk Economic Damage"

    12/13/2012 7:51:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Note:† The following letter is co-signed by 185 of the nation's economists including Dr. Sanjai Bhagat, Provost Professor of Finance, University of Colorado, and Contributing Editor to A Line of Sight.† http://sanjaibhagat.com† Further information is available from the National Taxpayers Union, click here.† An Open Letter to Congress: December 11, 2012Dear Members of Congress:As the nation approaches the so-called "fiscal cliff," we, the undersigned economists, urge Congress to carefully consider the relative merits of tax increases and spending restraint. Increasing taxes would likely slow or reverse our nation's fragile economic recovery and undermine long-term growth. Restraining the growth of expenditures,...
  • Democrats urge delay for Ďjob-killingí Obamacare tax

    12/13/2012 9:58:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2012 | Byron York
    Sixteen Democratic senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act are asking that one of its fundraising mechanisms, a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices scheduled to take effect January 1, be delayed.† Echoing arguments made by Republicans against Obamacare, the Democratic senators say the levy will cost jobs ó in a statement Monday, Sen. Al Franken called it a ďjob-killing taxĒ ó and also impair American competitiveness in the medical device field. The senators, who made the request in a letter(PDF) to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, are Franken, Richard Durbin, Charles Schumer, Patty Murray, John Kerry, Kirsten Gillibrand,...
  • For Economic Growth: Full Steam Ahead!

    11/27/2012 7:14:21 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 27, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In the 1760s, the British fought a world war, partially to defend her American colonies from French encroachment. When they tried to unfairly raise taxes to pay for that war, American colonists objected, so the British solved the problem in a way that suited the times: They merely mandated that virtually all American commerce must move through London. Everything had to be exported to London and imported from LondonÖ so that the king would be sure to get his cut. The colonists objected, and started a war of independence over it, because the king had them chained; this coastal nation...
  • News 4's Joe Hart interviews Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan (Video)

    09/19/2012 10:13:51 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo
    KRNV Radio ^ | 9/18/2012 | KRNV
    RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- News 4's Joe Hart holds an exclusive interview with Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan, discussing Mitt Romney's recently leaked comments recorded at a private fundraiser, and what Ryan thinks Romney meant by those comments.
  • Romney's Opportunity

    08/28/2012 4:48:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    This week when Mitt Romney strides to center stage to deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, he might draw inspiration from an unlikely source: the song "I Am What I Am" from the musical "La Cage Aux Folles." One of the chief complaints from voters about politicians is that they too often package themselves disingenuously to get elected, only to reveal their real agenda after they've won. That is what President Obama did in the 2008 campaign when he styled himself as a unifier who wanted to bridge the partisan divide by saying, "...we are not a...
  • What one question would you ask Mitt Romney if given the chance (vanity)?

    07/16/2012 7:18:24 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 72 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 16 July 2012 | Joe Napsha
    So here's the deal. My wife and I have been long time volunteers at the local GOP hq. and were offered a couple of tickets for a Romney campaign appearance in our county tomorrow. The details are at the link.I was not going to miss work, but my wife wanted to go in the worst way and then I found out this is going to be a fairly small gathering, 200 people or so.While not guaranteed, of course, there is at least a decent chance we will have the opportunity to ask him at least one question or give out...
  • Top US universities put their reputations online

    06/21/2012 7:33:23 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2012 | Sean Coughlan
    This autumn more than a million students are going to take part in an experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher education. Some of the biggest powerhouses in US higher education are offering online courses - testing how their expertise and scholarship can be brought to a global audience. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have formed a $60m (£38m) alliance to launch edX, a platform to deliver courses online - with the modest ambition of "revolutionising education around the world". Sounding like a piece of secret military hardware, edX will provide online interactive courses which can be...
  • Romney & American Conservatism

    05/31/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 48 replies
    Truth Based Logic Domain ^ | May 31, 2012 | William Flax
    History is replete with examples: Politicians tend to follow popular trends, rather than lead. To the extent that segments of the public can be pushed in our direction, we increase constructive pressure on all candidates, who are not compulsion driven ideologues, to be more conservative. The Reagan era is a case in point; the reverse was true in the leftward shift of many formerly conservative Democrats in the early "New Deal." This does not imply lack of personal involvement. Our obvious interest has led to careful consideration of the merits, deficiencies & reasonable possibilities related to each candidate. While Governor...
  • North Dakota Journal Part III (Great Article on How Conservatism leads to Opportunity)

    04/17/2012 9:53:49 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 18 April 2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    They look you in the eye out here. Itís almost disconcerting. Iím not used to that firm-handshake, look-you-in-the-eye stuff. I feel like itís 1952 or something (and I mean that in the most positive way). On the street signs of Tioga (such as they are), there are so many Norwegian names, you might think you were in Lillehammer. In my NR piece, I mention Kathy Neset, who is a very successful oil consultant here in the Bakken ó almost a guru, I would say. Sheís not from out here. Sheís from New Jersey. As she was leaving, in the late...
  • Motive, Means and Opportunity: Obamaís Assault on Catholics

    02/08/2012 10:09:49 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The current headlines that describe the Obama administrationís full frontal assault against our Judeo-Christian values and specifically, the Catholic church in America through mandatory birth control policies, reveal a much larger and more disturbing agenda that is being missed or deliberately omitted by the corporate media. Investigation into what has been taking place behind the scenes exposes alarming facts that will affect everyone in America, regardless of their faith.
  • Romney: Welfare State So Successful We Donít Have to Worry About Poor

    02/01/2012 11:25:24 AM PST · by Jay777 · 73 replies
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 1 Feb 2012 | John Stephenson
    So, we shouldnít worry about the poor because we have a welfare state that keeps them on a crutch (or ďa floatĒ). I understand that his focus is on the middle class and that he believes these were the people hurt the most by the financial situation in America, but is the underlying philosophy here to just ďfix holesĒ in the ďsafety netĒ or should we be trying to fix the entitlement mentality that helped pull us into this debt? This should be red meat for Newt who worked to reform welfare. Some are defending this as being taken out...
  • Is Obama Creating A Nation Of Dependents?

    01/26/2012 5:32:18 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/26/2012 | John Merline
    Is Obama turning the country into a welfare society and away from one focused on opportunity? While it's true that the country has been headed in this direction for many years ó with the explosion in entitlements since the 1960s and the aging of the population ó Obama has, in fact, greatly accelerated the trend. Examples:
  • Michelle Obama and key White House staff mentor high school girls

    01/23/2012 4:18:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-23-12 | Bill Hutchinson
    First Lady Michelle Obama is blowing the lid off her ďpersonalĒ hush-hush White House mission to demystify the halls of power for young women. Shielded from the public eye until now is a program she started to solicit the most brilliant female minds in the White House to mentor high school girls. ďItís very personal,Ē Obama says in a cover story in the February issue of More magazine. ďI mean, growing up the way that I did ó kid from the South Side (of Chicago), going to public schools ó the more my career developed, I realized how much I...
  • House Women: Gingrich Elevated Female Members

    01/22/2012 10:27:05 PM PST · by Tigen · 11 replies
    USnews.com ^ | 1-19-12 | Paul Bedard
    "Newt Gingrich was very, very, very welcoming to all of us who were women. I mean he really just pushed us out front," said North Carolina Rep. Sue Myrick. "He was the one who said immediately, 'We're going to put women in the chair. We're going to put women on committees.' He said, 'You would be a good appropriator.' He did do that," added Rep. Kay Granger of Texas. They and other House members recently talked about Gingrich's promotion of women Republican members at a seminar hosted by the moderate Republican Ripon Society. The September session was focused on broadening...
  • America: No longer the land of opportunity

    01/04/2012 4:25:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/04/2012 | Harold Meyerson
    ďOver the past three years, Barack Obama has been replacing our merit-based society with an Entitlement Society,Ē Mitt Romney wrote in USA Today last month. The coming election, Romney told Wall Street Journal editors last month, will be ďa very simple choiceĒ between Obamaís ďEuropean social democraticĒ vision and ďa merit-based opportunity society ó an American-style society ó where people earn their rewards based on their education, their work, their willingness to take risks and their dreams.Ē Romneyís assertions are the centerpiece of his, and his partyís, critique not just of Obama but of American liberalism generally. But they fail...
  • Victimology and the Phony 'Digital Divide'

    01/03/2012 10:33:44 AM PST · by InspCallahan · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 3, 2011 | John T. Bennett
    Black people don't have opportunities to benefit from technology, and it's racist to suggest otherwise. That is the only lesson to be drawn from the racially charged tempest unleashed by the infamous Forbes article "If I Were a Poor Black Kid."
  • 10 Reasons Why The American Economy Is Awesome

    01/01/2012 11:26:47 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-1-2012 | Eric Platt
    10 Reasons Why The American Economy Is Awesome Eric Platt Jan. 1, 2012, 8:24 AM Slowly, the U.S. economy has been gaining steam and rhetoric in Washington has seemed a little less painful. Perhaps that's only apathy caused by four years of unease and turmoil. But the picture is definitely not nearly as bleak as in Europe. Sure, economic data can be spun, and pundits who wish to point that the country's best may be behind it have ammunition. But, we see a country that is ready to innovate, get back on its feet, and put people back to work....
  • Islamic-Arab racist enslavers: 'Got Africans organs for a $1,000 a piece!!!'

    12/18/2011 4:33:04 PM PST · by Milagros · 28 replies
    CNN programming | 2011
    In a program called: 'Death in the Desert,' CNN docunmented (Nov. 2011): African [mostly Sudanese and Eritrean] refugees, who are escaping in order to get to (democratic and free) Israel, in crossing the Sinai desert, they are raped, tortued, murdered, organs sold by Arab [Egyptian Bedouins, some activities linked to "Palestinians" in Gaza] enslavers. An Egyptian eyewitness described their plight, [more] 'Worse' than slavery. The Egyptian doctors buy from the Sawarka tribe for 1,000 to 2,000 dollars an organ. Thousands have died, many of electrecution and of 'failed' organ harvesting. Egyptian police have not made one single arrest. Worse thing...
  • Video: Herman Cain Jokes About Anita Hill - Plus: Newt Pulls Into Second Place?

    11/11/2011 2:38:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | Guy Benson
    Some conservatives like the estimable Laura Ingraham Newt Gingrich* aren't amused by this little exchange:   According to The Caucus blog, the Republican presidential hopeful was caught on tape Thursday making a wisecrack about Anita Hill, the law professor who lodged sexual harassment accusations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas 20 years ago.  Cain was making a campaign stop in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Thursday when a person in the crowd mentioned Hill. He laughed and said: "Is she going to endorse me?" And this is outrageous...how, exactly?  As someone who hasn't shied away from criticizing Cain's policies and campaign, I...
  • Is Mark Levin, talk show host, a RINO in drag supporting Herman Cain?

    11/05/2011 2:27:33 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 123 replies · 2+ views
    11-5-11 | JOHN W K
    What I find very alarming is our ``conservative`` radio talk show hosts are constantly referring to Herman Cain as a ``conservative``, as if there is an intentional motive by these hosts to convince listeners that Herman Cain is a ``conservative``, when in fact Herman`s 9-9-9 plan is comparable to government enforced central planning on a federal level. And let us not forget how that central planning thing worked out for the ``Union of Soviet Socialist Republics``! QUESTION: Why would Mark Levin and other ‚Äúconservative‚ÄĚ talk show hosts constantly call Herman Cain a ‚Äúconservative‚ÄĚ when the evidence of Herman‚Äôs political ‚Äúconservatism‚ÄĚ...
  • Vanity: Rush Limbaugh sleeps while Herman Cain attacks free market and federalism

    10/23/2011 4:57:25 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 132 replies
    10-23-2011 | JOHN W K
    In November of 2010 in Don’t be VAT stupid Herman Cain writes: ``A national retail sales tax on top of all the confusing and unfair taxes we have today is insane! It gives the out-of-control bureaucrats and politicians in denial one more tool to lie, deceive, manipulate and destroy this country.`` The fact is, Herman is now proposing a new tax, a national retail sales tax, in addition to taxing corporate profits and incomes, and also would tax the wages working people earn. Herman Cain essentially admitted in the above mentioned article his existing plan is ``insane!`` So, why do...
  • Herman Cain introduces 999 ďOpportunity ZonesĒ

    10/21/2011 9:51:46 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 61 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 10/21/11 | Herman Cain
    Herman Cain gave a speech today in Detroit introducing ďOpportunity ZonesĒ in his 999 plan. In short, if you are at or below poverty level, the plan will be 9-0-9. While he was delivering it, I must say that it occurred to me that he was sounding more presidential than ever. Thatís the first time Iíve had that thought.
  • FoxNews shills for Herman Cain`s opportunity zones!

    10/21/2011 5:35:51 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 9 replies
    10-21-11 | JOHN W K
    SEE: Cain Adds to ‚Äė9-9-9‚Äô Plan, Angering Unions Taking aim at minimum wage laws, union protections, and even local building codes, Herman Cain has put the finishing touches on the last missing piece of his signature ‚Äú9-9-9‚ÄĚ plan ‚Äď an elaborate proposal to create ‚Äúopportunity zones‚ÄĚ in inner-city America that the GOP presidential candidate will unveil during a major campaign appearance in Detroit on Friday morning. The first thing to note is how FoxNews immediately attempts to frame and limit the discussion, i.e., Herman Cain vs. those evil Unions. But why are unions now considered to be ‚Äúevil‚ÄĚ? Is it...
  • America, the Needy-ful

    08/18/2011 7:53:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2011 | Kathy Fettke
    ďHow can the government help me?Ē This seems to be a growing sentiment among the American middle class. ďThe land of opportunityĒ is quickly becoming the ďnation of the needy.Ē Hereís a question I received from a reader just last week: ďI am not happy with how things are going since the Bush Administration allowed tax cuts for businesses and the wealthy. These cuts were supposed to end for those who just keep earning more off the middle class. My question is: I am told that investors can invest as little as $1000.00 in real estate, and make a living...
  • NASAís Mars rover reaches new grounds

    08/10/2011 5:44:24 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Channel 6 News ^ | 10 Aug 2011
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA on Wednesday announced that its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the planet's Endeavour crater to study rocks never seen before. On Monday, the golf cart-sized rover relayed its arrival at a location named Spirit Point on the crater's rim, after a journey of almost three years. Opportunity was able to drive approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) after climbing out of the Victoria crater, NASA said. Endeavour crater is more than 25 times wider than Victoria crater, being 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter. At Endeavour, scientists expect to see much older rocks and...