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  • The Alarmist-in-Chief Rallies the Troops to Combat Climate Change

    06/02/2015 7:02:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/02/2015 | Rich Lowry
    President Barack Obama is less than stalwart in the fight against ISIS and doesn’t seem overly concerned about Vladimir Putin’s predation in Ukraine or China’s aggression in the South China Sea. It is the fight against climate change, an allegedly dire threat to the nation’s security, that brings out his inner Churchill. In remarks at the Coast Guard Academy commencement, Obama pledged his undying hostility to climate change and his determination to fight it on the beaches and in the fields. He called it “one of the most severe threats” we face and “an immediate risk to our national security.”...
  • Brooklyn flower store worker fights off gun-wielding robber: police

    06/01/2015 9:42:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 6/1/2015 | Joseph Stepansky
    A worker in a florist shop fought off a gun-toting robber in Brooklyn and said on Sunday the crook's lucky he's not pushing up daisies. “He needs to thank God every day I didn't kill him,” said Moti Azreal, who grabbed the creep's Heritage Rough Rider .22-caliber revolver in the scuffle.
  • Heavy Metal Clocks, Pb-Pb Dating Model: Radioactive Dating, Part 8

    06/01/2015 7:30:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2015 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.
    Heavy Metal Clocks, Pb-Pb Dating Model: Radioactive Dating, Part 8 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * …that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting. (Ephesians 4:14) This final article of the series examines the common-lead method of radioactive dating, sometimes referred to as the Pb-Pb method. This method reaches the pinnacle of radioisotope dating methods in terms of complication and convolution. Since we do not want to be tossed to and fro by every teaching that cunning...
  • Vince Vaughn Goes Off on Gun Rights in a Way That Will Make 2nd Amendment Advocates Smile:

    06/01/2015 7:25:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 6/1/2015 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    In excerpts from the interview published Monday, Vaughn said he supports the right for people to have a gun in public “full stop, not just in your home” and that the Second Amendment is “not about duck hunting” but “to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government”:
  • Enough with the Holy Founders' Undemocratic Constitution

    05/31/2015 11:59:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    TeleSUR ^ | May 31, 2015 | Paul Street
    The U.S. constitution has remained in place with occasional substantive amendments over more than 220 years. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in a foreword to the book Dollarocracy wrote that, “we cannot govern our own affairs when our national, state, and local debates are bought and sold by billionaires, who use thirty-second commercials to shout down anyone who disagrees…The money and media election complex, producing a slurry of negative ads, spin, and obstruction, is not what the founders intended.” [1] Sanders was right to suggest that the United States’ revered “founding fathers” would be scandalized by the plutocratic madness of the...
  • Incendiary Image of the Day: CSGV Mask Slips

    05/31/2015 7:59:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 5/31/2015 | Robert Farago
    The guy who runs the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Facebook page is a nasty f%&k. He constantly posts links, pics and comments that treat gun owners like vermin. By doing so, he encourages anti-gunners to pour anti-ballistic bile onto their fellow Americans. His rhetoric antagonizes gun owners – by intent – hardening into hatred toward those who gladly, indeed enthusiastically infringe on their right to keep and bear arms. That said, the CSGV mostly tries to sugar-coat their contempt. Except when the mask slips and they don’t. This is one of those times. And here’s some of the feedback...
  • Obama's last gasp effort at gun control

    05/31/2015 7:14:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/31/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Department of Justice is getting ready to issue up to a dozen new regulations directly assaulting the Second Amendment rights of American citizens. The regulations represent a final effort by the Obama administration to impose restrictions on gun ownership before the president leaves office in 2016.
  • Hawaii Island man dies after being impaled by swordfish

    05/30/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 87 replies
    KHON ^ | 5-30-2015 | KHON
    Hawaii Island police report that a 47-year-old fisherman died Friday in Kailua-Kona during a fishing accident. Responding to a 10:48 a.m. call, police learned that a swordfish had been observed in Honokohau Harbor and that fisherman Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona had jumped into the water with a spear gun. The fish was then seen thrashing about, leaving a puncture wound to the man’s upper chest. Hawaii County Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and attempted CPR. They took Llanes to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m. Acting Sgt. David Matsushima of the Kona patrol...
  • 3rd Navy sailor guilty in case of women recorded in showers

    05/30/2015 8:37:47 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/30/15 | Bynum
    KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. — A submarine sailor was sentenced Friday to 15 days in a Navy brig after he pleaded guilty to failing to alert superiors when fellow crew member showed him videos of female trainees undressing for showers. Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon McGarity was the third sailor to plead guilty this week to charges related to the secret recording of female officers and midshipmen aboard the USS Wyoming. His punishment also included a two-grade reduction in rank and forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay for a month. McGarity, a missile technician, told the officer presiding...
  • EPA fighting global warming by reducing food supply

    05/30/2015 8:19:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/30/2015 | Newsmachete
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released a much-delayed proposal for the amount of biofuel that must be blended into conventional vehicle fuel. The proposal, which would become final by the end of November, would set levels for last year at what producers actually made but increase the total volume of renewable fuel required by 1.5 billion gallons, roughly 9 percent, by the end of 2016. That would bring the volume to 17.4 billion gallons[.]
  • James E. Fendry Aim For Understanding (Pro 2nd Amendment piece.)

    05/29/2015 4:18:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | James Fendry
    I remember the first time I noticed the phrase “gun violence” being used in the media. What about all the other forms of violence, I wondered; such as, violence committed with knives, baseball bats, table lamps, golf clubs and garden tools? When used as weapons, these items can be no less fatal or injurious than firearms. People were being murdered by strangulation, drowning, and blows from what the F.B.I. refers to as ‘hands and feet’. The FBI was reporting that about 60% of the homicides in America were a result of the misuse of firearms and the remaining 40% were...
  • NASA Supports Replacing American Flag With "Planet Earth" Flag [tr]

    05/29/2015 12:12:03 PM PDT · by pabianice · 65 replies
    inquisitr ^ | 5/29/15
    Since Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, the iconic visual of the American flag they left behind marked NASA’s success in going where no man had gone before, marking their arrival for future visitors to see. Since then, all space suits worn by Americans have been adorned with the American flag. However, NASA has been supporting a design that may replace the American flag during space travel. The new flag, called the International Flag of the Planet Earth, is expected to represent Earth as a whole, rather than segment only the United States. According to...
  • UN Official Wants IDF on Terror List with ISIS, Taliban & Boko Haram

    05/29/2015 11:39:02 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    jspace news ^ | 5/28/15
    The United Nations special representative of the secretary-general for children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui, is set to recommend blacklisting the Israel Defense Forces as a terror group for regularly causing harm to children. The designation would place the IDF in the same group as terror groups such as Islamic State, Boko Haram, and the Taliban. According to Yedioth Ahronoth, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leaning towards leaving Israel off the list—despite heavy lobbying by the Palestinians and pro-Palestinian groups—over concern of damaging the world body’s relationship with the Jewish state. The Israeli Foreign Ministry slammed the hypocrisy of the...
  • 'Black Lives Matter' gets top-notch billing

    05/29/2015 10:43:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    “Black Lives Matter,” the activist movement that’s swept violent protesters into city streets from St. Louis to Baltimore, has received top billing from one of America’s most influential news outlets, the New York Times Magazine, which calls it the “most formidable” movement to hit the nation in years. The leaders of the movement, DeRay McKesson and another individual who goes by the name Nettaaaaaaa or ShordeeDooWhop, have been at it since the August 2014 shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown, making appearances in New York, Milwaukee and Baltimore, the Gateway Pundit reported.
  • What's the Basis for Disbelief that there is a Human Nature?

    05/29/2015 6:25:22 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Freep | 5/29/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    What if I decided I'm tired of paying $3.50 a gallon for gas, I'm just going to fill up with the garden hose? I'm perfectly free to do that, but somehow the car's designer might not think that's such a great idea. How do we decide if there is a plan on which we're based? Disbelief in a human nature is usually accompanied by belief that we can alter our wiring just by pretending or believing that it's so. What a poor god I am, with the world in such a mess, it must just be my fault for not...
  • Baltimore Residents Fearful Amid Rash Of Homicides

    05/28/2015 6:27:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 5/28/2015 | unknown
    ".....36 people killed in Baltimore so far this month, already the highest homicide count for May since 1999. But while homicides are spiking, arrests have plunged more than 50 percent compared to last year. The drop in arrests followed the death of Freddie Gray from injuries he suffered in police custody. Gray’s death sparked protests against the police and some rioting, and led to the indictment of six officers."
  • A Reaganesque solution to the Ex-Im Bank dilemma

    05/27/2015 8:45:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | John R. Bolton
    Opposition to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is now at the point where the bank’s reauthorization is genuinely in doubt. Spurred by accusations of corporate welfare, crony capitalism and outright corruption, opponents believe the Ex-Im Bank’s palpable violation of free-market principles fully warrants its early demise. The Ex-Im Bank’s critics have their economics entirely correct, but they have their geopolitics wrong. Their solution — simply terminating the bank — is appealing but counterproductive. What America should do, under a president with the wit to do it, is negotiate the global elimination of “export credits” (as these subsidies are generically known)....
  • GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control

    05/27/2015 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading a new push to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, hoping to deliver on one of the biggest promises of his freshman Senate campaign last year.A half-dozen Senate Republicans have signed onto Gardner’s bill, which would require drug companies that sell contraceptives to file an application to sell their products over the counter. “Most other drugs with such a long history of safe and routine use are available for purchase over the counter, and contraception should join them,” Gardner wrote in a statement. He said his bill would benefit women in...
  • Courts Find Academics Unexceptional

    05/27/2015 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    They may be the big men and women on campus but off campus they are just men and women. “The claim of legal status depends on the prior claim that academics are special, even exceptional, and, because exceptional, exempt from the rules and regulations that apply to others,” Stanley Fish writes in his book, Visions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism To Revolution, published last year. “This thesis—I call it academic exceptionalism—has been put forward in the courts, but, more often than not, it has been rejected.” Fish is a professor of law at Florida International University. “The logic of execeptionalism...
  • The Differences Between Left and Right: Part I

    05/27/2015 8:01:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Dennis Prager
    Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose. But if you can’t explain both sides, how do you know you’re right? At the very least, you need to understand both the liberal and conservative positions in order to effectively understand your own. I grew up in a liberal world — New York, Jewish and Ivy League graduate school. I was an 8-year-old when President Dwight Eisenhower ran for re-election against the Democratic nominee, Adlai Stevenson. I knew nothing about...
  • Ask Venezuelans How Bernie Sanders-Style Socialism Is Working Out for Them

    05/27/2015 6:25:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/27/2015 | by Michelle Malkin
    Socialist genius Bernie Sanders has figured out what’s really ailing America. Our store shelves have too many different brands of deodorant and sneakers. Just look at all those horrible, fully stocked aisles at Target and Walgreens and Walmart and Payless and DSW and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It’s a national nightmare! If only consumers had fewer choices in the free market, fewer entrepreneurs offering a wide variety of products, and fewer workers manufacturing goods that people wanted, Sanders believes, we could end childhood hunger. Nobody parodies the far Left better than far-leftists themselves. In an interview with financial journalist John Harwood...
  • The 4 percent-plus solution

    05/26/2015 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Richard W. Rahn
    Of those running for president, who will give this speech? “Ladies and Gentlemen, my administration will implement a series of economic policies to cause the economy to grow at an average rate of 4 percent or more a year. Growth of 4 percent-plus per year will create jobs at a faster rate than the growth in the labor force and provide hope for those who had despaired of finding a good job again. At a growth rate of a little over 4 percent per year, real incomes for all of our citizens will double in only 17 years. (At the...
  • Obamacare advocates seek to fix problem they made worse

    05/26/2015 4:33:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2015 | Byron York
    Back in 2009, when Congress was debating the Affordable Care Act, many liberal Democrats felt it did not go far enough — that it should be even more sweeping, even more expansive, even more costly. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, one of the Senate's most liberal Democrats and a veteran of many legislative battles, urged his colleagues on the Left to go ahead and pass the bill. "The key to this is that this modest home, we can put additions onto it in the future," Harkin told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in December 2009. "But if we don't have the starter home, we're...
  • Remembering Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later

    05/26/2015 12:11:42 PM PDT · by fishtank · 42 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 5-26-2015 | Brian Thomas
    Remembering Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later by Brian Thomas, M.S. * The volcano’s main 1980 eruption filled in an entire valley with hundreds of feet of sediment. Another smaller eruption event deposited more material on top of that, and then a third deposition occurred in 1982. Later, a catastrophic flood of snowmelt water and muddy debris tore a gash through those fresh deposits, revealing sharp and flat contacts between each earlier deposit. It also showed that fast-flowing currents can lay down multiple layers thinner than a finger width. Mount St. Helens revealed to the world that both thick and...
  • Westminster Abbey 'denial of Christ's Lordship' in Muhammad prayer [Allah vs Yahweh - 1 Kings 18]

    05/26/2015 10:49:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 4/30/2015 | Ruth Gledhill
    Westminster Abbey has been accused of "denial of the Lordship of Jesus Christ" after the prophet Muhammad was described as "the chosen one" in a prayer at a First World War service. The Abbey, which is a Royal Peculiar under the personal jurisdiction of the Queen and outside the Church of England's diocesan structures, included a Turkish prayer in the recent service of commemoration and thanksgiving marking the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. The Archbishop Cranmer blogspot noted that God was thanked in the Abbey, and referred to as Allah, and there was no problem with that because Allah is...
  • Opinion: Capitalism is killing America’s morals, our future

    05/26/2015 7:48:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Paul B. Farrell
    Yes, capitalism is working ... for the Forbes Global Billionaires whose ranks swelled from 322 in 2000 to 1,826 in 2015. Billionaires control the vast majority of the world’s wealth, 67 billionaires already own half the world’s assets; by 2100 we’ll have 11 trillionaires, while American worker income has stagnated for a generation. But for the vast majority of the world, capitalism is a failure. Over a billion live on less than two dollars a day. In his “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” economist Thomas Piketty warns the inequality gap is toxic, dangerous. As global population explodes from 7 billion...
  • Obama sides with gangsters

    05/26/2015 7:15:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/26/2015 | Mychal Massie
    For many people the most important thing when it comes to Obama is the color of his skin. Since all exaltations begin with the color of his skin, I think it only fitting to begin criticism with same. Ergo, if “stupid” was black, had two legs and lied practically every time he opened his mouth, “stupid” would be Obama. Obama is an anti-Second Amendment agenda-driven liar who will say anything to advance his assault against law enforcement personnel’s ability to protect themselves.
  • The long, legal road to marital anarchy

    05/25/2015 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2015 | Robert Knight
    As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, there’s a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. That’s when the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to declare a constitutional right to same-sex “marriage.” We are at a moral precipice. America’s Founders could scarcely have imagined a handful of people in black robes becoming so powerful and arrogant that they could defy natural law with the stroke of a pen. The question is: Will they do it? The drive to radically redefine marriage didn’t happen overnight. It’s the rotten fruit...
  • In Harm’s Way: The Forgotten Service of Military Chaplains

    05/25/2015 6:14:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CE.com ^ | 05-25-15 | George J. Galloway
    In Harm’s Way: The Forgotten Service of Military Chaplains George J. Galloway In Otto Preminger’s 1965 classic movie In Harm’s Way, starring John Wayne as “Rock Torrey” and Kirk Douglas as “Commander Paul Eddington,” there’s an interesting dialogue that ensues after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent return of the cruiser Swayback to the lagoon-shaped sanctuary, now burial ground for thousands of American sailors, in Oahu. It’s a direct reference to a famous quote from John Paul Jones: “I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s...
  • Sowell: Graduation Gifts

    05/25/2015 11:20:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 26, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving the world of academia and heading out to face the challenges and opportunities of adulthood in the real world. Given the narrow range of left to far left views of the world on most college campuses, and the vast ignorance of other views, even among graduates of elite academic institutions, one valuable gift might be a book giving a different perspective on the world. The recent publication of "American Contempt for Liberty" a hefty, 417-page...
  • Walter Williams: Liberals Respect Me

    05/25/2015 9:59:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 27, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    During the early years of the Reagan administration, a Washington news conference was held for me for my first book, "The State Against Blacks." Before making summary statements about the book, I offered the reporters assembled that they could treat me like a white person. They could ask me hard, pressing questions. They could demand proof of the arguments that I was making. People such as former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and former Chairman Julian Bond and the Rev. Al Sharpton can make ludicrous statements. An intimidated news media just swallow the nonsense. They are probably afraid to challenge, lest...
  • What It's Like to Die, According to an ICU Nurse

    05/25/2015 9:30:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 25, 2015
    Palliative and intensive care units at hospitals have a close relationship with death, giving rise to many experiences that defy any rational explanation. Patients who foresee the exact time when they will die; others who seem to decide for themselves the day and the hour, moving their death forward or delaying it; family members' prophetic dreams or presentiments on the part of third parties who, without even knowing that someone has been brought to the hospital or has suffered an accident, are certain that he has died. Only healthcare professionals who work closely with terminally ill patients know first-hand the...
  • Guns & Ammo’s Single Stack 9mm Shootout

    05/24/2015 9:45:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | G&A Staff
    To help shooters make that determination, Guns & Ammo has conducted an extensive test, pitting 10 popular single stack 9mm pistols against each other in a shootout. Testers fired more than 8,000 rounds of 9mm through the 10 pistols, documenting all failures and malfunctions over the length of the test, as well as accuracy both prior to and after the test’s completion.
  • A bad case against gun-buy checks

    05/24/2015 9:19:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    triblive.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Lane Filler
    If you oppose the passage of a federal law requiring background checks for gun buyers, you're endangering police officers and empowering cop killers — and you're not doing anything to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
  • Keith Ellison: 'Proud to Stand' with Rand Paul

    05/24/2015 8:59:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not the endorsement someone heading into the Republican primaries would normally want, but it's the one Rand Paul got. On today's This Week [hosted by Jonathan Karl in the absence of Stephanopoulos], far-left Rep. Keith Ellison declared that on a variety of issues, including opposition to the Patriot Act, he is "proud to stand" with Rand Paul. Roll the video and watch Bill Kristol look on benignly as Ellison praises Paul. You can imagine he was thinking that every Ellison accolade was another chunk of GOP primary voters lost for Kristol's least-favorite Republican candidate. In the unkindest cut, Kristol claimed...
  • Democrat Congresswoman Calls for National Ban on Tanning For Those Under 18

    05/24/2015 8:56:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Ali Meyer
    Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) called for a national ban on the use of tanning devices, which she described as “essentially carcinogen delivery systems,” by those under 18, on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol.
  • George Clooney’s Global Warming Shaming

    05/24/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 5/24/2015 | Kevin Fallon
    George Clooney’s new summer blockbuster shames us for our roles in global warming and a potpourri of other earthly calamities.
  • Cannes closer is call to arms on climate change

    05/24/2015 8:02:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    expatica.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | unknown
    The Cannes Film Festival's closing film on Saturday was a call to arms to tackle climate change featuring the scientific pioneer who spent decades in Antarctica proving the existence of global warming. "I used to be pessimistic, but I think people are changing," said Claude Lorius, the 91-year-old French scientist whose groundbreaking research on ice cores proved the link between greenhouse gases and global temperatures. His story is told in the documentary "Ice and the Sky", featuring footage from his earliest missions in the 1950s through to the present day.
  • 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed

    05/24/2015 7:08:06 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 119 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 24, 2015
    US mathematician John Nash, whose life story was turned into the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash, local media has reported. Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia were both killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, the reports said. The mathematician is renowned for his work in game theory, winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994. His breakthroughs in maths - and his struggles with schizophrenia - were the focus of the film.
  • Unquestionable courage & sacrifice

    05/24/2015 5:35:55 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | May 23, 2015 | Salena Zito
    ARLINGTON, Va. The perfect symmetry of alabaster headstones, majestically holding formation along this national cemetery's pastoral hills, reminds you that our soldiers are sentinels guarding our republic, even in death. On a sunny spring day, a lone figure held a tiny flag blowing vigorously in the wind as he knelt before a headstone. He held a conversation with a lost service member, perhaps a son or daughter, alternating between amusement and grief. Taps played from off in the distance. Only the heartless could fail to be touched by the raw emotion of that moment or by the somber presence of...
  • US suffering from massive equality of rich and poor(read header carefully!)

    05/23/2015 8:15:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Newsmachete
    Propaganda is about telling a good story. So when the media wants to tell a story of how the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, they ignore inconvenient facts, such as the value of the various federal, state, and local transfer payments as well as the value of charitable contributions from private groups such as soup kitchens. That would interfere with the story that is needed to justify higher taxes and higher spending.
  • No Progress Since the War on Poverty Began Half a Century Ago

    05/23/2015 7:59:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Christopher Carson
    Eleven days ago, President Obama took the opportunity at Georgetown University to defend the government’s 50-year experiment in anti-poverty welfare programs. The president claimed: It is a mistake for us to suggest that somehow every effort we make has failed and we are powerless to address poverty. That’s just not true. First of all, just in absolute terms, the poverty rate, when you take into account tax and transfer programs, has been reduced about 40 percent since 1967.
  • Mexican official: About 40 dead in cartel shootout

    05/23/2015 6:59:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | unknown
    About 40 people were killed in large-scale firefight Friday between law enforcement and criminal suspects in western Mexico, a Mexican official said. Almost all the dead were suspected criminals, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. The gunbattle happened in an area between Michoacan and Jalisco states that is known as a stronghold of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel, which has mounted several large-scale attacks on federal and state forces in recent weeks. A federal police official said the country’s top security officials were en route to...
  • Country music legend: Islamists always provoked

    05/23/2015 6:46:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    ....longtime country music icon and frequent political commentator Charlie Daniels said such criticisms were missing the point. “Is America to walk on egg shells in practicing our constitutional rights from now on, observing strict rules of political correctness in a fruitless effort to placate the sensibilities of people who hack the heads off Christians and kidnap children for sex slaves?” he wrote in a commentary on his band’s website. “No other group in the history of America has been granted immunity from criticism or even ridicule for that matter, and one has to look no farther than the TV shows...
  • How Barack Obama Amazed His Harvard Law Professor (not satire, surprisingly)

    05/22/2015 12:43:43 PM PDT · by pabianice · 43 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 5/22/15 | Mackey
    Constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe, author of a comprehensive new book, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, says Barack Obama was an amazing law student. During a broad discussion on Tuesday with The Fiscal Times about some of the most significant cases to come before the Roberts court and how those decisions may profoundly alter American life, Tribe reflected on the president as a young man. Obama was his research assistant for two-and-a-half years at Harvard Law School where Tribe has taught for four decades. “He was amazing. I met him when he was a first year law...
  • Young students use toothbrushes to find and honor veterans

    05/22/2015 9:56:11 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/21/15 | Bradley
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Tribune News Service) — A group of French-speaking 8th graders used toothbrushes to clean moss off old tombstones of African-American military veterans. Not something you see everyday in Kansas City. But there they were, 25 or so students from Academie Lafayette working to get Highland Cemetery, a segregated black cemetery from Kansas City’s early days, ready for Memorial Day. They planted flags on graves long forgotten in a cemetery long neglected. Seems like such goodwill deserved blue sky and sunshine. Aucune une telle chance. Uh, no such luck. It was 52 degrees, breezy and spitting rain. The...
  • True RIGHTS Can Never Depend on the Coerced Cooperation From Others

    05/21/2015 1:02:11 PM PDT · by fwdude · 49 replies
    self-published | 05/21/2015 | fwdude
    Working on a thesis for an essay. The title pretty much is the entire thing in a complete nutshell. This applies mainly to the recent actions of the HomoFascist movement, but is true across the board. Thoughts?
  • Arlington community enraged over new firearm shop opening in Cherrydale

    05/21/2015 8:47:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wjla.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Jay Korff
    An Arlington strip mall off Lee Highway in the Cherrydale community has everything from restaurants to salons to a frame shop.
  • UNPOPULAR OPINION: I'm a Lefty With a Gun

    05/21/2015 6:58:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    xojane.com ^ | 5/20/2015 | Jenna Glasser
    For years, I was what we lefties in Texas refer to as, "A bright blue dot in a big red state." I believe in recycling, social services, a woman's right to choose, and immigration. I spent a lot of time defending these things around my red friends, and bemoaning this defense around my fellow blue dots. And then I bought a gun, and everything changed. I was shamed by the blue dots and consoled by the red. I turned purple. When my fellow blue dots found out I owned a gun, they were shocked. Gape-mouthed and stunned to speechlessness, they...
  • Law Blog: All Gun Owners Should Pass a Test and Get a License (Like in Chicago

    05/21/2015 6:36:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/20/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In the wake of the outlaw biker shootout in Waco, Texas, where nine bikers were killed, the law blog Chicago Now suggested all gun owners should have to pass a test and get a license—which is what potential gun owners are also required to do in Chicago. The license Chicago gun owners get is a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. By the way, 49 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend.