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  • MLK Day, 2015: We Have Come a Long Way

    01/18/2015 12:08:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    The State of the Union ^ | January 16, 2015 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, instead of listening to irreverent race-baiters like “Reverends” Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, let us imagine what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his colleague Rosa Parks might say about race relations in America. First, Dr. King would remind us that in previous decades, white people were never indicted, let alone convicted and incarcerated for willfully killing black people. White lynch mobs would preen for cameras following their savage murders of black people, brazenly smiling because they knew that no white jury would convict them. King would retell the trial of the...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: We Are Making “Tremendous Progress” in Benghazi Investigation (Video)

    11/11/2014 7:13:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told Megyn Kelly Tuesday that the Special Committee investigating Benghazi is making “tremendous progress.” “We have a very robust investigative plan that will kick off in December. And, Megyn I can tell you my goal was to have an investigation where witnesses who had never been talked to before felt comfortable coming forward because of the seriousness of our investigation and that is precisely what is happening. It is not with a lot of fanfare and there aren’t a lot of public hearings but trust me when I tell you we are making tremendous progress.”
  • Microcosm of S.F. housing plight: 6,800 applications for 18 units

    11/08/2014 11:25:16 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2014 | C.W. Nevius
    When real estate developer Forest City began construction on a new apartment complex at 2175 Market St., it announced that it would build more affordable units than required by the city — 20 percent instead of 12. The response was overwhelming. Forest City put a booth in the lobby of The Chronicle building — chosen because it is centrally located, near public transit and well-recognized — and got more than 6,800 applications. For 18 apartments
  • How you know progress is making the world go to hell...

    10/13/2014 3:19:49 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    There you have it... :-) And here I thought it was liberal policies. There isn't much of a difference between that and Superman since belief in both requires make-believe.
  • State Department: Kerry Has 'Made Progress' in Ceasefire Bid

    07/31/2014 2:41:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/8/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has "made some progress" in complicated talks to try to reach a ceasefire in Gaza, his department said Thursday. "We know we're not there yet. But I think we have made some progress," said deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, according to AFP. "The secretary is very engaged in it. And hopefully soon we'll be able to get something temporary in place," she added. Harf refused to be drawn further, including whether Washington was still trying to put in place a 24-hour truce or something longer, nor would she be drawn on how much...
  • This Japanese toilet should make Americans very worried

    04/10/2014 7:16:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 141 replies
    The Week ^ | April 9, 2014 | Noah Smith
    I remember about 10 years ago, I was watching a National Geographic show about a hunter-gatherer tribe in Papua New Guinea. The men were running around in loincloths with spears, hunting animals, making offerings to the gods — you know, typical primitive-tribe stuff. But okay, I don't judge... we're all descended from people like that. ......................................................... I suspect that the real reason we don't adopt Japanese toilets is the very fact that people are so eager to give reasons not to. We've grown used to the idea that everything good is invented in America. If it wasn't invented here, it...
  • Syria talks: (UN) Mediator apologises for lack of progress

    02/15/2014 12:42:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/15/14 | BBC
    The UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in Geneva in a last-ditch bid to break the stalemate between the Syrian government and opposition. Mr Brahimi said a key sticking point was the government's refusal to talk about a transitional governing body. No date has been set for a third round of talks. The UK and France have blamed President Assad's government for the failure of the talks. The conflict in Syria has claimed more than 100,000 lives since March...
  • Our Future Could Be Awesome If Only...

    01/25/2014 6:46:51 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/25/2014 | Alicia Colon
    Call me a cockeyed optimist but many of the recent reports about our energy resources and discoveries in medical advances conjure up visions of an America enjoying low gas and energy prices; low unemployment, high wages and low cost medical treatments. None of these changes will be possible, however, unless we have a government willing to allow them. American citizens (legitimate citizens, not just residents) can vote to elect a government that is not beholden to special interest donors and lobbyists. While this sounds unlikely at the moment, it is not impossible especially if the comatose voters who got us...
  • The resurgent progressives

    01/02/2014 3:43:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2014 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    The reemergence of a Democratic left will be one of the major stories of 2014. Moderates, don’t be alarmed. The return of a viable, vocal left will actually be good news for the political center. For a long time, the American conversation has been terribly distorted because an active, uncompromising political right has not had to face a comparably influential left. As a result, our entire debate has been dragged in a conservative direction, meaning that the center has been pulled that way, too.
  • Kerry 'Encouraged' by Progress in Peace Talks

    12/15/2013 10:18:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/13 | Elad Benari
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry insisted on Sunday that concrete progress has been made in peace talks between Israelis and the Palestinian Authority (PA), but said details will be kept under wraps, AFP reports. Kerry, who has made nine trips to the Middle East since March and helped launch nine-month direct talks between the two sides in July, said talking about any agreements could be counterproductive. "I'm personally encouraged that very tough issues are beginning to take shape," he was quoted as having said in an interview with ABC's "This Week." .....
  • Obamacare Report Card: Progress, But Long Climb Ahead

    12/11/2013 3:33:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/11/13 | Devin Dwyer - ABC News
    The White House has released its second monthly report card on Obamacare enrollment in state and federal exchanges, documenting a mix of progress and problems in the system since it launched in October. The numbers offer some good news: a surge in sign-ups in November after a barrage of improvements to HealthCare.gov, and robust online traffic to the insurance portals shows that interest in the products remains strong. But the figures also illustrate some serious problems ahead: there's a huge backlog of consumers who have applied for a plan but not yet picked one, and electronic errors on the computer...
  • 200 countries, 200 years, 120,000 data points, 4 minutes…

    12/01/2013 6:37:24 PM PST · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    Make ^ | 12/5/2010 | By Sean Michael Ragan
    …and a pretty sweet Minority Report-esque dynamic infographic (“infomotion?”), to boot. The point? The world today has more than its share of problems, but we can all be thankful it isn’t the world of 200 years ago. The charming Swede is Hans Rosling—physician, statistician, and host of BBC 4′s The Joy of Stats. Pretty much everything about this video makes me happy, not least of all that the Brits have a TV program celebrating statistics itself.
  • Operative in Secret McConnell Recording Publicly Confesses, Compounds His Problems

    05/31/2013 8:03:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    A Progress Kentucky volunteer who was at the center of a story involving the secret recording of Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign meeting earlier this year has publicly admitted to making the recording, and he says that his attorney has been contacted by an assistant US Attorney about the matter.Curtis Morrison, a founder and volunteer for Progress Kentucky, admitted to making the recording in a self-confession of sorts today at Salon.com.From ABC News (via AP): A Kentucky man has admitted to secretly recording a private campaign meeting between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides earlier this year.Curtis Morrison of...
  • Obama: The Economy Is "Poised For Progress"

    05/09/2013 6:01:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/9/13 | staff
    President Obama told an audience of high school students in Texas on Thursday that the economy is "poised for progress" after clearing away the rubble of economic crisis. OBAMA: Our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in years. But now we’ve got to budget in a smarter way so it doesn’t hurt middle-class families or prevent us from making the critical investments that we need for your future. So a lot of sectors of our economy are doing better. The American auto industry is thriving. American energy is booming. American ingenuity and our tech sector continues to be the...
  • Obama’s chief fundraiser attended White House meeting with Progress Kentucky leader

    04/20/2013 11:20:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/21/13 | Matt K. Lewis
    According to White House visitor log records, Obama’s chief fundraiser Matthew Barzun was among those in attendance at the Dec. 5 White House meeting that also included Shawn Reilly, the Kentucky politico who is accused of secretly bugging a campaign meeting held by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Longtime journalist and Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board member Keith Runyon was also there. These facts, along with other emerging details, further undermine the narrative that Reilly and his colleagues were nothing more than quixotic rogues who got out over their skis.
  • Tragedy as 13-month-old toddler is shot dead in his stroller by teenage robber in front of mother

    03/22/2013 7:59:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 139 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 22, 2013 | Harriet Arkell
    A distraught mother as told how she pleaded with young robbers to spare her toddler's life before they shot him dead as he slept in his stroller. Sherry West was pushing her 13-month-old son Antonio yards from their home in Brunswick, Georgia, early yesterday morning when she was approached by two African-American boys. She told how one of them, who looked about 15, demanded money from her and threatened to kill her if she didn't give him any. She told him she didn't have any. 'He said: "Well, I'm going to kill your baby", and I said "Please don't kill...
  • CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer Calls Off Divorce from Nadia Lockyer, Who's Finished with Meth Rehab

    03/15/2013 9:02:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/14/2013 | Josh Richman
    (Stephen Chikhani and Nadia Lockyer made sex tape; cuckholded treasurer Bill Locker poses with his wife) California state Treasurer Bill Lockyer's differences with his estranged wife, former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, might not be so irreconcilable after all. The 71-year-old mainstay of state Democratic politics this week withdrew divorce papers he had filed last July against his 41-year-old wife, whose methamphetamine addiction and extramarital affair ended her political career and could have stained his. "He and Nadia have agreed to try and work things out, to try and reconcile," said Tom Dresslar, Bill Lockyer's spokesman. "He's proud of...
  • A Ruling on Racial Progress

    02/27/2013 2:15:14 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission, or "preclearance," on any changes to their election laws. Stewartstown has just over a thousand souls in it and is 99 percent white. In 1970, when it was put under the authority of Section 5, the census listed two blacks out of its 1,008 residents. Pinkham's Grant boasts nine residents, and it must also beg Washington for...
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • 5 Myths Liberals Have Created About Themselves (Part 2)

    12/14/2012 4:48:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Greek mythology, with its tales of Zeus, Apollo and Hera doesn't have a thing on the mythology that liberals have created around themselves. There's Bubba, the President who can feel your pain, BO the leader who has the ability to never be blamed for anything and, of course, the wronged woman Fluke who the gods granted free birth control for the rest of her life for not being allowed to speak to a committee...or something. Still, as you're about to see, the real face of liberalism looks a lot more like Medusa than Aphrodite. 1) Liberals are pro-capitalism: Many liberals...
  • The Stakes Are High. The threat of Obama's second term.

    10/13/2012 12:50:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 15, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    This is perhaps the most lucid, even-handed, and convincing examination to date of the threat that President Obama - and his potential reelection - poses to our republic. No one who reads I Am the Change will come away thinking this election is about the economy. In truth, this election pits America's founding principles against Obama's efforts to transform them. Obama noted as much in October 2008, declaring in a rare moment of candor, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Kesler cautions: "Those words mean this will be a different country when he's...
  • Ukraine’s Progress Toward Democracy

    10/06/2012 5:28:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Debora Kay Coury
    On October 28, 2012 Ukraine will hold their first democratic parliamentary elections since agreeing to new rules in November 2011, a significant achievement in reforming the electoral process. The current government has made headlines during the past year, including in the U.S., because it is going through a complicated reform process. Ukraine is a place where economic freedom and embrace of democracy are still the exceptions and not the rule, and the current government needs the support of the West. However, recent events could make it easy for the U.S. to take the wrong angle and accidentally push the country...
  • What Has Obama Learned? (What A Question)

    09/26/2012 5:22:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Oval Office isn't the place to learn on the job. That was the line from both Hillary Clinton and John McCain in 2008. In fairness, that's always the argument the more experienced candidate uses against the less experienced candidate (just ask Mitt Romney). But Barack Obama seemed a special case, easily among the least experienced major-party nominees in U.S. history. A Pew poll in August 2008 found that the biggest concern voters had with Obama fell under the category of "personal abilities and experience." In a "change" year, Americans swallowed those concerns and voted for the change candidate. Four...
  • Video of Obama: Collectivism and the Common Good = Communism

    09/20/2012 10:54:29 AM PDT · by jdirt · 19 replies
    Why isn't this on the news? Would they report it if he said he was a socialist? Well I guess not because even after his redistribution of wealth video surfaced yesterday, the corrupt media did not report it. We are going to have to figure out a way to make people understand the media needs to go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsobm33ATC0&feature=player_embedded
  • Walmart Is Testing A Scan-And-Go iPhone App That Could One Day Replace Cashiers

    09/02/2012 7:13:16 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/01/2012 | Alyson Shontell
    In Rogers Arkansas, Walmart recently asked employees and their friends with iPhones to test out a new self scan-and-go app. It's one of a few mobile initiatives Walmart is working on that could one day replace or aid its many cashiers.
  • Obama's Progress

    08/08/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2012 | Paul Kengor
    Try to define progressivism . In fact, ask progressives to try to define progressivism . All we really know is that they’re, well, progressing. They and their ideas and their politics are always changing, evolving. This means that what they believe and hold fast and dear today may not be what they believe and hold fast and dear tomorrow, or decades or a century from now. For instance, when progressive heroine Margaret Sanger started her American Birth Control League a century ago, she was seeking birth control for, among other purposes, what she and fellow progressives termed “race improvement.” She...
  • Obama: "Our Union May Not Be Perfect, But It Is Perfectible"

    07/26/2012 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 76 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-25-012
    <p>"And I confess the progress didn't come quickly, and it did not come easily," President Obama said about his time as a community organizer in Chicago. "Sometimes it didn't come at all. There were times where I thought about giving up and moving on. But what kept me going day in and day out was the same thing that has sustained the Urban League all these years. The same thing that sustains all of you. And that is the belief that in America, change is always possible. That our union may not be perfect, but it is perfectible."</p>
  • We are all a work in progress. Do your best!!

    06/21/2012 9:06:43 AM PDT · by jesus4life
    Faith | God-inspired
    Do your best!!
  • Will Obama "Hope & Change" artist/commie propagandist, Shepard Fairey, do a poster w/ new slogan?

    05/02/2012 8:47:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies
    various sources | May 2, 2012 | self
    Street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed Obama 'Hope' poster, arrested for graffiti in Boston NY Daily News | February 7th 2009 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/02/07/2009-02-07_street_artist_shepard_fairey_who_designe.html ________________________________________________________From Shepard Fairey's official website (ObeyGiant.com):Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card. All kidding aside, I’m honored to be acknowledged by someone so important to the future of our country. Also, the Obama campaign asked me to do a poster illustration for sale on their site. It should be out next week on barackobama.com.-Shepardhttp://obeygiant.com/post/check-it-out ________________________________________________________ Here is the 'thank...
  • Obama Web video touts successes, unveils new 2012 slogan: ‘Forward’

    04/30/2012 8:10:07 AM PDT · by Baynative · 120 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/30/2012 | Jonathan Easley
    The Obama campaign released a seven-minute Web video on Monday highlighting the president’s first-term accomplishments, contrasting them with the challenges he inherited from the prior administration. The video teases a new campaign slogan, "Forward," and while it doesn’t mention Obama’s likely Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, it blames GOP policies for the still-sluggish economy. The ad begins by focusing on events from January 2008 onward, sketching a downward-trending timeline detailing mounting job losses, the foreclosure crisis, the stock market plunge and the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, with pictures of former President George W. Bush beneath.
  • Obama 'HOPE' poster artist pleads guilty [to criminal contempt]

    02/24/2012 6:15:47 PM PST · by justlurking · 23 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoooooo! ^ | 2012-02-24 | Larry Neumeister
    The creator of the Barack Obama "HOPE" poster pleaded guilty Friday to criminal contempt, saying he made a "terrible decision" in 2009 to destroy some documents and fabricate others in a civil lawsuit pertaining to The Associated Press photograph he relied upon to make the poster. Shepard Fairey entered the plea in federal court to the misdemeanor charge, which carries a maximum potential penalty of up to six months in prison. Sentencing was set for July 16. The criminal case originated after the artist acknowledged he had fabricated information in a lawsuit he brought against the AP in February 2009....
  • First lady Michelle Obama cites 'remarkable progress' on the economy (Mooch is having a good time)

    02/01/2012 4:42:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/01/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    First lady Michelle Obama cites 'remarkable progress' on the economyBy Alicia M. Cohn - 02/01/12 07:54 AM ET First Lady Michelle Obama cited "remarkable progress" on the economy during a speech for a small crowd of high-profile Hollywood names in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening. "In the last three years, we've worked hard to get out of this mess and we've made some remarkable progress," the first lady told a group of about 135 supporters at a private campaign event for her husband. She listed President Obama's accomplishments on healthcare reform, the removal of troops from Iraq and the repeal...
  • The Islamist Plan for Victory: "Gradualism"

    01/17/2012 6:26:59 PM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 9 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | January 17, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
      One of the mistakes that the West makes is that it doesn’t listen to what the Islamists are saying. If only we listened, we could hear their strategy. On November 20, Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the top Muslim Brotherhood theologian and arguably the most influential Sunni cleric in the world, called on Muslims to embrace “gradualism.”    The doctrine of gradualism is successful because we fail to appreciate the ability of the Islamists to be skillful political strategists. Gradualism is an intelligent form of jihad based on pragmatism, patience, long-term planning and self-evaluation. The Islamists evaluate their performance and recalibrate...
  • Agenda 21 - What Is It? Apparently is is a plan to reduce the population

    06/22/2011 12:44:33 PM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 658 replies
    Vanity | Various
    Several people have become interested in a quite controversial topic called "AGENDA 21." They have requested being on a ping list for this topic. While I do not have time to do a thorough treatment of this subject, nor am I in any way an expert, I am willing at least for a time,to ping people as I run across articles which might pertain to this concern. It might be good to start with an examination of just what it is or might be. To kick this discussion and exploration off,I did a Google search (just for fun) on "Agenda...
  • Koch Industries looking to fill 2,500 jobs

    12/17/2011 3:39:48 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 27 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 12-17-11 | ap
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Koch Industries is looking to fill 2,500 job openings across the nation thanks to the commercial growth of most of its subsidiaries. Company officials said most of the 300 job openings at Koch Industries and 10 of its subsidiaries in Wichita are new, professional positions in areas such as information technology, accounting and engineering, The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/t02aP1) reported Friday. "Most of the job openings are due to growth as opposed to replacement," said Jeff Morris, director of talent development for Koch Industries. "It's a good problem to have," he said of the overall job openings....
  • What Is The It Gets Better Project?

    11/22/2011 9:36:08 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 10 replies
    About the It Gets Better Project The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better. What is the It Gets Better Project? In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. In response to a...
  • Obama Presidency by the Numbers (Video & Charts)

    10/06/2011 7:34:42 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    The Inter Tubes ^ | Oct 4, 2011 | mnmajoritydotorg@youtube
    Are we better off now then 3 years ago when Obama trash-talked the Bush economy? No. All measures are worse: Poverty, Employment, Income, Health Insurance Premiums, The Price of Gas, Home Values, Deficits, Debt ...
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.” Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • Russia: Medvedev doubles down on "modernization"

    08/06/2011 10:29:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    AFPC Russia Reform Monitor ^ | 8/5/2011 | Ilan Berman and Amanda Pitrof, eds.
    The majority of Russians remain dissatisfied with the progress of democratization in Russia, a new poll has found. The Moscow Times reports that 62 percent of people recently polled in an All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre survey answered that they are “dissatisfied with the development of democracy in Russia.” This number, however, is down marginally from the 73 percent who were dissatisfied with domestic conditions twenty years ago. Meanwhile, those who believe the country is showing progress are largely supporters of the ruling "United Russia" party, are under 45 years of age, and generally active Internet users. [Editors’ Note: Given...
  • On Jobs And Safety Net, Lawmakers Must Focus On Hard-Hit Minorities

    08/05/2011 9:34:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | August 05, 2011 | Angela Glover Blackwell,
    On Jobs And Safety Net, Lawmakers Must Focus On Hard-Hit Minorities By Angela Glover Blackwell, Special to CNN August 5, 2011 Angela Glover Blackwell says blacks and Latinos hardest hit by unemployment She says debt deal leaves out unemployment insurance, job-creating investments Failure to do so will cost economy millions of jobs, gamble with U.S. future, she says Blackwell: Leaders must focus on robust, inclusive jobs agenda to ensure no one left behind (CNN) -- Last month, the Center for American Progress highlighted the stark and disproportionate impact of the ongoing jobs crisis on people of color, with unemployment among...
  • Deal Reached: Progressive Hostage Metaphors Hardest Hit

    07/30/2011 9:31:20 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 55 replies
    http://www.verumserum.com ^ | July 30 2011 | john
    ABC has word that the deal is still tentative, but here is the outline: Debt ceiling increase of up to $2.8 trillion Spending cuts of roughly $1 trillion Instead of Harry Reid’s bogus war savings, a commission will be appointed to recommend cuts totaling $1.8 trillion, thereby equaling the amount of the debt ceiling increase. That’s certainly an improvement over the Reid plan if the other cuts actually happen. I have my doubts whether the Democrats will follow through or simply use what they’ve already agreed to to demagogue the issue some more. So the bottom line is that both...
  • For Many Immigrants, Marriage Vote Resonates (Gays, immigrants the same?? huh?)

    06/27/2011 9:41:10 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27.6.2011 | Sam Dolnick
    Some may have seen Mr. Díaz, a Democrat and a Pentecostal minister, as the Latino representative on the issue, but several same-sex couples in Queens — from Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico — would debate that, if they were not so busy planning their weddings. “He pretends to speak for all of us, for Latinos, and I really do not think he does,” said Ana Maria Archila, a Colombian who decided on Friday night to marry her longtime partner after the State Senate voted to make same-sex unions legal.....Advocates for the two groups say that immigrants and gay...
  • Jihadists bring "progress" to Nigeria: the country's first suicide bombing

    06/17/2011 5:56:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/17/11 | Marisol
    Onward! Forward to backwardness! An update on this story. "Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists 'bombed Abuja police HQ'," from BBC News, June 17: An eyewitness told the BBC everybody was scared after the bombing There's that subheading again. And yes, bombs will do that. The Islamist group, Boko Haram, says it carried out Thursday's bombing of Nigeria's police headquarters which left at least six people dead. The attack comes days after Nigeria's police chief visited the north-eastern town of Maiduguri, where Boko Haram is based and vowed to defeat the group. The police say one of those who died was a...
  • Progress Toward the Dream of Space Drives and Stargates

    05/23/2011 5:02:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 5/23/11 | Paul Gilster
    Progress Toward the Dream of Space Drives and Stargates by Paul Gilster on May 23, 2011 by James F. WoodwardI first wrote about James Woodward’s work in my 2004 book Centauri Dreams: Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration, and have often been asked since to comment further on his research. But it’s best to leave that to the man himself, and I’m pleased to turn today’s post over to him. A bit of biography: Jim Woodward earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics at Middlebury College and New York University (respectively) in the 1960s. From his undergraduate days, his chief...
  • Obama on unemployment rate: 'That's progress'

    03/04/2011 1:33:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 4, 2011 | JULIE PACE
    MIAMI (AP) -- President Barack Obama says that a slight dip in the unemployment rate to 8.9 percent is a sign of continued progress but that keeping that momentum going is important to the economic recovery. The government reported Friday that February's jobless rate had fallen to a two-year low, down from 9 percent in January.
  • Petraeus Cites ‘Impressive’ Progress in Letter to Troops

    01/25/2011 3:20:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 – Continued hard work will lead to sustained progress in Afghanistan this year, the commander of the International Security Assistance Force there told his troops in a letter dated today. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus addressed his comments to ISAF’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and civilians. They and their Afghan counterparts “did tremendous work in 2010,” Petraeus wrote, terming their progress “impressive.” ISAF’s core objective in Afghanistan is to ensure that country never again becomes a sanctuary for al-Qaida or other transnational extremists, Petraeus wrote. Achieving that objective requires “a comprehensive civil-military campaign” aimed...
  • The Tevatron

    01/22/2011 8:27:33 AM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 22, 2010
    In Batavia, Ill. — just west of Chicago — you can walk along trails through a thousand-acre restored prairie filled with rare species like compass plant and rattlesnake master. From the edge of the prairie, you can see, as well, a four-mile ring of concrete and steel. That is the berm above the Tevatron, a high-energy subterranean racetrack for particle beams and the heart of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab. Since 1983, scientists have been using the Tevatron to create spectacular collisions between subatomic particles whose ghostly traces have helped reveal the fundamental constituents of matter, like the...
  • Roll Back the Hippie Damage

    01/01/2011 4:00:23 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 01, 2011 | Samuel Pennell
    We have seen the hippie damage, and we hate it. Conservative America has been witness to the cultural damage and decay perpetrated on it by the left since the 1960s. We have stood back with jaw agape at the horrifying images of the American family disintegrating and drug use soaring, while the liberals nod approvingly, and call it "progress." This is astonishing. Without further investigation into their motives, you would think that they are simply trying to destroy our culture simply because they are hateful. It makes one wonder. Who, in their right mind would consider rising drug use and...
  • How to Measure Spiritual Progress

    12/16/2010 6:51:21 AM PST · by hawkins · 9 replies · 1+ views
    That Christian Website ^ | 12/16/2010 | Travis Main
    Measuring Spiritual Progress – (http://www.thatchristianwebsite.com/articles/progress.html)Our society is fascinated with measuring things. As early as kindergarten, children are taught to use a ruler and think about measures. Physicians measure height, weight, circumferences, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, blood counts, and more. Sports organizations measure kicks, throws, shots, jumps, running speeds, arm and leg strength, and scores. Humans are also fascinated with measurements in the weather: humidity, highs and lows, dew points, rainfall, and wind speed and direction. In business all kinds of things are measured: sales, quotas, employment, terminations, production, etc. And let’s not even get started on how many things the...
  • 200 countries over 200 years

    12/15/2010 1:31:09 PM PST · by RJR_fan · 15 replies · 1+ views
    BBC Channel 4 ^ | December 2010 | Hans Rosling
    This 4-minute video dramatically depicts the global trends in health and wealth, from poor and sick to well and rich.