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  • New U.S. series films women giving BIRTH in the wild with no help from doctors

    06/05/2014 5:41:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 5, 2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A new reality show announced by Lifetime on Wednesday will follow young parents who forego not only hospitals during the birthing process, but also any shelter at all. Born in the Wild will portray the men and women who decide that giving birth surrounded by only the beauty and serenity of nature and away from any doctors or modern interventions is the way to go. Inspired by the huge popularity of a YouTube video that shows a woman giving birth in a tropical creek, some critics say such a show could kick off a dangerous trend that will endanger mothers...
  • Controversial British model plans abortion so she can star on 'Big Brother'

    04/21/2014 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    NY daily news ^ | David Harding
    23-year-old Josie Cunningham said producers of the UK version ‘suddenly turned cold’ when they found out she was pregnant — either by a soccer player or one of her clients, as she works as a call girl. Figuring that was preventing her from becoming famous, the 18-weeks-pregnant Cunningham plans to have an abortion this week before once again trying to get on the show. A wannabe celebrity plans to have an abortion just so she can appear on a reality television program. Josie Cunningham, who got pregnant either working as a prostitute or through having sex with a soccer player,...
  • Trains Carrying Fracked Oil Could Pass Through More Bay Area Cities, Report Says

    03/11/2014 1:53:52 AM PDT · by Vendome · 30 replies
    They are proposing to use exactly the same track for these hazardous cars. Totally unacceptable,” said Berkeley Vice Mayor Linda Maio.The hazardous cars Maio is talking about could carry a highly explosive crude oil fracked from the Bakken region of North Dakota. It is as flammable as gasoline: as we saw when a 100-car train carrying the fuel derailed in Quebec last summer.
  • Gay Gestapo Bagged a Duck

    12/20/2013 3:30:23 PM PST · by SteveYuhas · 27 replies
    Steve Yuhas Show ^ | December 20, 2013 | Steve Yuhas
    The Gay Gestapo (The HRC, GLAAD) all think they speak for gay people all over - they do not. They're hypocrites and the guy from Duck Dynasty is just the latest example. Let's hope more and more of them end up being defined as the biggest sissies on the block.
  • HOLOGRAM? Physicists believe our universe could just be a projection of another cosmos

    12/12/2013 10:03:53 AM PST · by chessplayer · 76 replies
    The universe is a hologram and everything you can see - including this article and the device you are reading it on - is a mere projection. This is according to a controversial model proposed in 1997 by theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena. Until now the bizarre theory had never been tested, but recent mathematical models suggest that the mind-boggling principle could be true. In a larger sense, the theory suggests that the entire universe can be seen as a 'two-dimensional structure projected onto a cosmological horizon' - or in simpler terms, the universe we believe we inhabit is a 3D...
  • BEHOLD: An Obama Voter Facing Reality (gets creamed by Husseincare)

    11/04/2013 1:30:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Chicks On The Right ^ | 11/04/13 | Mockarena
    **SNIP** PS - for the folks questioning how we know she was an Obama voter, here you go.
  • Fun to watch: Lib co-worker trying to start business, suddenly upset with government regs!

    10/28/2013 4:45:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    10/28/13 | SFF
    Wanted to share something with everyone here....not necessarily so much schadenfreude as it is educational and entertaining to see the lights come on for an Obama supporter. Simply put, a liberal pseudo-intellectual colleague has decided to start a small business....very small. Only himself working out of his home. He apparently wants to use his skills and talents to create wares in his own home and do business over the 'net. He is the only employee.... But lo and behold, hardly a week goes by when this young man, who looked admiringly at BO and called him "a genius", now bemoans...
  • 20 Things Boys Can Do to Become Men

    10/22/2013 6:42:37 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 59 replies
    Esquire.com via Yahoo.com ^ | 27SEP2013 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Why should a young man listen to an old guy about the best way to become a man? Because the typical teen is not yet able to see a future past the next few months. That's not a fault of character, but the fact that teens' brains have not yet physically matured. The pre-fontal cortex (PFC) does not fully develop in most people until they're twenty-four years old. Yet, the PFC is responsible for regulating mood, attention span, impulse control, and the ability to plan ahead and understand the consequences of one's actions. In the meantime, it's up to the...
  • Alan Greenspan: Where the Economy Went Wrong, Where He Went Wrong—and Ayn Rand.

    10/20/2013 3:38:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 18, 2013 6:06 p.m. ET | Alexandra Wolfe
    Complete Title:Alan Greenspan: What Went Wrong The Former Fed chairman on Where the Economy Went Wrong, Where He Went wrong—and Ayn Rand. Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, goes to a lot of parties. He and his wife, the TV journalist Andrea Mitchell, "sort of get invited everywhere," he says, sitting in front of the long bay window in his office on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C. Lately, though, cocktails and dinners seem to have guest lists drawn almost exclusively from one political party or the other. "It used to be a ritualistic 50-50 at parties—the doyennes...
  • Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

    10/15/2013 12:39:37 PM PDT · by Marie · 24 replies
    Wait but Why ^ | 09/15/2013 | wait but why
    Say hi to Lucy. Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. So Lucy's enjoying her GYPSY life, and she's very pleased to be Lucy. Only issue is this one thing: Lucy's...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Premiere Shatters Cable Records With 11.8 Million Viewers

    08/16/2013 12:50:16 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 51 replies
    Variety ^ | 08/15/2013 | Rick Kissell
    It draws 11.8 million viewers as well as the summer's top demo score for any series on TV Rick Kissell @ratesrick A&E had the competition ducking for cover Wednesday, as its redneck reality smash “Duck Dynasty” kicked off its new season with a whopping 11.8 million viewers — the largest audience ever for a non-fiction cable series. The show about a Louisiana family also set an A&E record as the biggest telecast in the network’s history in all key demos. In adults 18-49, “Duck Dynasty” did a huge 5.0 rating (roughly 6.3 million viewers in the age group), up 26%...
  • The depressing reality of ‘the recovery’: Americans aren’t getting jobs. They’re retiring.

    07/24/2013 6:55:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/24/13 | Dylan Matthews
    For most of his presidency, President Obama has been focused on the economic short run — which makes sense, given that he took office in the midst of the biggest recession since the 1930s. With his big economic speech today, he’s shifting to the long-run, talking about the structural changes he thinks the economy needs to see for the U.S. to prosper going forward. But anyone who thinks that the short-run battle is over should take a look at a new report by Daniel Alpert over at the Century Foundation. Alpert notes that while the headline unemployment number is well...
  • To the Boy Scouts and Others – Warning: Reality is Not Politically Correct

    05/26/2013 8:43:35 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 80 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 5-26-13 | Jason A. Van Bemmel
    All teens need to be taught by their parents, teachers, pastors and mentors that their sexual desires are not their identity, nor do they need to be controlled by them. Who we are is so much greater than our appetites, sexual or otherwise. And all of us can learn, by God’s grace, to master and subdue our desires.
  • How Does An Ice Age Start? With One Snowflake

    04/28/2013 8:00:37 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    News Optimist ^ | 4-17-2013 | Brian Zinchuk
    How Does An Ice Age Start? With One Snowflake Illustration by Brian ZinchukThe Empire has decided to invade the ice plant of Earth. April 17, 2013 By Brian Zinchuk Hindsight is 20/20, they say. So looking back several decades, the scientists agreed – if they had to pick a date when it all started, it was 2013. Thirteen is aptly considered unlucky, for it was the year with no summer. Scratch that. It was the first year with no summer. Moods were glum throughout Western Canada that spring. April showers were supposed to bring May flowers. Instead, all the precipitation...
  • Washington Exempts Itself From Obamacare, Airport "Sequester" Delays

    04/25/2013 12:43:56 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | April 25, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    The uncomfortable effects of government actions are being felt everywhere. Obamacare concerns are, anecdotally, delaying hiring, causing firms to change benefits for the people, and increasing taxes on the great majority. On the other hand, in the context of the "sequester", which is merely a slowdown in the breakneck rate of government spending, anyone who has traveled by plane in the last month knows the full court press efforts under way to ensure the American public knows just how 'devastating' the sequester cuts are - with delays rising exponentially with every dollar removed from the FAA budget. But there is...
  • Pregnant..looking for Mr Right: Meet the single moms-to-be hitting the dating scene in new reality

    04/23/2013 2:11:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2013 | Sadie Whitlocks
    A new reality show focuses on five single moms-to-be who are on the lookout for love. Pregnant & Dating, which is set to air on WE tv on June 1, follows Kiesha, Shana, Melissa, Megan and Rachel as they hit the dating scene with their ever-growing baby bumps. A press release for the ten-part series, filmed in Los Angeles and North Carolina, states: 'Not even pregnancy will keep these women "out of the game".' Facebook
  • Why Do People Believe Scientifically Untrue Things? Because to do otherwise would be immoral.

    03/18/2013 4:06:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 73 replies
    Reason ^ | March 15, 2013 | Ronald Bailey
    You hear a lot about the politicization of science, but the real problem is the moralization of science. The New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt has made a compelling case that moral differences drive partisan debates over scientific issues. Dan Kahan and others at the Yale Cultural Cognition Project have identified cultural differences that bias how people assimilate information. Together, Haidt and Kahan’s research suggests that what you believe about a scientific debate signals to like-minded people that you are on their side and are therefore a good and trustworthy person. Unfortunately, this means that the factual accuracy of beliefs...
  • With Obamacare now a reality, employers choose strategies

    11/12/2012 8:01:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/12/2012 | KARA SPAK
    Obamacare’s coming. Love it or hate it, President Barack Obama’s re-election Tuesday cleared the last major hurdle toward implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Businesses are being forced to take a fast and hard look at how to handle the shift in health-care benefits and potential costs that are part of the law that goes fully into effect in 14 months. “This is here to stay,” said J.D. Piro, a senior vice president at Aon Hewitt who leads the company’s health law consulting group. “I’ve been saying for a couple of years this is by and large an...
  • Liberal Correct Thought and Speech on Reality TV

    08/31/2012 11:48:36 AM PDT · by Calpublican · 15 replies
    8/31/12 | Calpublican
    Okay, so occasionally I watch reality tv--specifically, the real housewives franchise. In fairness, I actually listen to the tv in my kitchen while doing other things. It makes me feel less guilty not to have actually sat down and devoted my entire attention. After all, you can't help feeling squeamish knowing that participants are hand-picked by producers based on their personality disorders and willingness to drink while the cameras are rolling. But, of course, that is what makes these train wrecks, at times, riveting.One of this season's new so-called housewives on the Real Housewives of New York is Carole Radziwill,...
  • In crisis, Greece rounds up immigrants

    08/24/2012 3:16:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 22 August 2012 | Costas Kantouris
    Border police jeeps hurtle along hot, dusty tracks past potato fields on their way to the river that marks the Greek-Turkish border. Sirens blaring, the convoys have been repelling wave after wave of migrants. Greece's remote Evros region has turned into Europe's main battleground against illegal immigration; more than two-thirds of people making the clandestine journey into the European Union pass through here from neighboring Turkey. Greece launched an aggressive campaign this month to try to seal its 200-kilometer (130-mile) northeastern border, as it faces a debilitating financial crisis that has caused a swell in joblessness and a surge in...
  • Obama The Illusionist (pic)

    08/16/2012 11:34:34 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Is Dark Matter a Glimpse of a Deeper Level of Reality?

    06/13/2012 11:11:54 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 90 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 6/11/12 | George Musser
    Two years ago several of my Sci Am colleagues and I had an intense email exchange over a period of weeks, trying to figure out what to make of a new paper by string theorist Erik Verlinde. I don’t think I’ve ever been so flummoxed by physicists’ reactions to a paper. Mathematically it could hardly have been simpler—the level of middle-school algebra for the most part. Logically and physically, it was a head-hurter. I couldn’t decide whether it was profound or trite. The theorists we consulted said they couldn’t follow it, which we took as a polite way of saying...
  • Saudi 'Got Talent,' but no women or music

    06/11/2012 12:35:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 6/11/12
    A Saudi city known for its ultra-conservatism has created its own version of the "Arabs Got Talent" television reality show, but with no music and women banned from taking part. Saudi Arabia's Abdul Aziz Abdul Hamid wins the first award of the Star Academy, a pan-Arab television show produced by Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, in Beirut in 2009. A Saudi city known for its ultra-conservatism has created its own version of the "Arabs Got Talent" television reality show, but with no music and women banned from taking part.Instead, competitors will be permitted to perform religious chants, recite poems and engage in...
  • Swamp People' cast member Mitchell Guist dies

    05/14/2012 2:20:00 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2012
    PIERRE PART, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says a cast member of the reality TV show "Swamp People" has died. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says Mitchell Guist (GIHST) was pronounced dead at a hospital Monday. He had fallen while aboard his boat on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part.
  • Obama’s latest Hail Mary: taking credit for bin Laden’s death

    05/02/2012 3:51:09 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 42 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    wrote my first commentary for BizPac Review a year ago out of a sense of frustration with the TV media. I awoke last May 2 to the news that Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL team. The details were scant but nonetheless fascinating. He was killed on May 1 at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This area is the home of the country’s equivalent to our U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His body was removed and his wives were taken in, along with his papers and records. Fox News finally reported that our intelligence agencies...
  • Reality Confounds the American Left

    03/29/2012 11:28:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 3/29/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, it's all over now, folks, except for the voting at the Supreme Court, which could be as soon as tomorrow. The health care decision could be finalized tomorrow. We won't know about it 'til late June, but they already know what they're gonna do. The oral arguments rarely change anything, but we'll find out. Great to have you back here, folks, Rush Limbaugh, the Excellence in Broadcasting Network, Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Telephone number, 800-282-2882. The e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. For all intents and purposes, the Supreme Court's gonna vote tomorrow, or soon on whether...
  • Gallup: Unemployment at 9.1%, But 19% Need Jobs

    03/09/2012 6:01:02 AM PST · by xzins · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 08 Mar 2012 02:19 PM | Martin Gould
    The unemployment rate shot up by half a percentage point in February, according to figures released by the polling organization Gallup on Thursday. The jump from 8.6 percent in January to 9.1 percent last month is the largest month-by-month increase in more than a year, Gallup said. It is the highest rate since August. Gallup’s figures differ from the official government unemployment rate because they do not adjust the figure for seasonal variations or include anyone under 18. ...snip “If the government's unadjusted unemployment rate increases to the degree that Gallup's has from mid-month to mid-month, then the government's seasonally...
  • A Prediction Made in 1981 – Too Close to Reality (video)

    12/14/2011 6:21:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fourpress.info ^ | 12/14/11 | My Dinner with Andre'
    ‘ok yes….we are bored, we’re all bored now’
  • SPIN METER: Obama disconnects rhetoric, reality

    10/10/2011 5:57:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/10/2011 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Barack Obama's sales pitch for his jobs bill, there are two versions of reality: The one in his speeches and the one actually unfolding in Washington. When Obama accuses Republicans of standing in the way of his nearly $450 billion plan, he ignores the fact that his own party has struggled to unite behind the proposal.
  • The Triumph of Talking Points. Facing up to reality does not get one re-elected these days

    No one is more of a master of political talking points than Pres. Barack Obama. Remember “shovel-ready projects”? These were construction projects where the shovels were supposed to start digging the moment the government gave them the “stimulus” money. Two years later, Obama can joke about the fact that the shovels were not as ready as he thought. In reality, the shovels were never ready. It can take forever to get all the environmental approvals to build anything in today’s political and legal climate. If Obama didn’t know that, his advisers surely did. He can treat it as a joke...
  • Ryan Dunn Tweeted a picture less than three hours before his death

    06/25/2011 6:01:07 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 21 replies
    Metro ^ | June 22, 2011 | BRIAN HICKEY
    Still waiting on the West Goshen Twp., Pa. police report, and judging by the gruesome crash-scene photo, it'll take a while to piece any details together. But, this photograph was posted on Dunn's Twitter account (@ryandunntv) at about 12:15 a.m. The crash was at 2:38 a.m.
  • Bio orders Bristol Palin reality series

    05/09/2011 10:58:55 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 52 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 05/09/2011 | Jon Weisman
    Bristol Palin will be the focal point of a reality series given a 10-episode order by Bio. The series is scheduled to premiere before the end of the year. The untitled project will follow Palin and her son Tripp as they work on a charity while living with Kyle Massey (whom Palin met as a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars") and his brother Christopher. Palin first gained national attention as the daughter of 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and the subsequent coverage of her becoming a teenage single mother. Her fame then increased through her fall 2010 appearance on...
  • New Black Panther "Day of Action" - Anyone Hear Anything? (Vanity)

    04/23/2011 11:34:09 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 23 replies
    4/23/11 | dagogo redux
    I'm not very good at searches, either here at FR or on Google, but I can't find a single mention anywhere about the much anticipated NBPP "Day of Action" (or the opening shot "Day of Rage" to kick off the "Summer of Rage" endorsed by other loonies and anarchists). Even their web site is essentially mum. What was the old saying: "What if they threw a war any nobody came?". Substitute "revolution" for "war". A tree fell in the forest with no one there to hear it.
  • If Obama were a reality show what would he be?

    04/18/2011 11:12:34 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 45 replies
    Rancor News ^ | 04/17/2011 | Tyson Bam
  • Reality TV show to feature local caregivers

    04/16/2011 9:57:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Two local employees of a home health care provider will be featured on a nationally televised reality series Sunday night after the owners of the company worked secretly beside them earlier this year. Each week, “Undercover Boss” features the executives of companies working incognito beside their employees to gain a better appreciation for the impact the decisions they make have on others, and “get a up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run,” according to the show’s website. Sunday’s show will follow Shelly and J.D. Sun,...
  • 5 Things That Will Happen To You When America Goes Bankrupt

    04/12/2011 9:10:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 153 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2011 | John Hawkins
    "Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule." -- Friedrich Nietzsche Does it seem too strong to call the way America deals with its debt "madness?" If not madness, then what? Denial? An addiction? However you phrase it, we're a country that's in deep trouble, but so many of us seem unable to deal with it. Liberals in this country, for the most part, will admit that we're running up "unsustainable" deficits. Yet, these same liberals adamantly oppose any and all serious efforts to do anything about it. Once you...
  • Media Matters and reality on Obamacare

    03/29/2011 11:47:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/29/11 | Derek Hunter
    Forget comedy clubs, if you really want a laugh these days you simply have to venture over to the Media Matters website. The extent to which the organization is willing to contort reality to keep fellow “progressives” in line is nothing short of an expert yoga class. Given their recent “declaration of war” against Fox News for perceived bias, and the questionable legality of it given the group’s “charity” tax status, this is as surprising as the sun rising in the east each morning. There is no length to which Media Matters’ employees will not go to defend anything Democrats...
  • 'It's slave labour, but it teaches you a lot': The harsh realities of working as an intern

    03/28/2011 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 8:00 PM on 26th March 2011 | By Jane Phillimore
    For increasing numbers of young college leavers, getting a foot on the career ladder means taking an unpaid internship, with no guarantee of a permanent job at the end. Is this all about opportunity or exploitation? Five graduates tell Jane Phillimore their experiences
  • The Original Hater of Reality - Lucifer, Son of the Morning

    02/27/2011 4:31:54 PM PST · by kindred · 15 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 2/27/11 | DJP (IF)
    Lucifer, God’s greatest of all God's creation (Ezek. 28:12, 15), in eternity past enjoyed a relationship to Almighty God. I truly believe there was a point in his existence that he loved and adored and the Triune God with all his heart. He had the chief place as Protector of the Holiness of God (Ezek. 28:14) and was the worship and choir director of Heaven (Ezek. 28:13). Lucifer enjoyed all the heavenly blessings of his rank and position. As events proceeded, though, there came a time when he became proud, arrogant, envious and bitter. In his foolish heart he sought...
  • Obfuscating Inflation

    02/27/2011 2:27:52 AM PST · by Scanian · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2011 | Steve McCann
    The government in Washington D.C. seems to be going out of its way to obfuscate and confuse the American citizens as to various economic factors and what the reality is of the situation the people find themselves in. Instinctively the people know matters are worse than what they are being told and with the most incompetent and unscrupulous resident of the White House in the country's history in charge there is great unease that their government is not being honest with its citizens. More than ever the American people deserve to be told the truth. Among the most confusing of...
  • Time for a New Director of National Intelligence

    02/10/2011 5:37:51 PM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Canary in the Coalmine ^ | February 10, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    ....We all know that what is happening (in Egypt) can and might end in disaster, and so this is the point at which the Obama administration is going to have to handle itself with far more care, assurance, and focus than it has thus far. It is therefore horrifying to discover that hauntingly familiar happy talk is beginning to emanate from the administration’s highest reaches — talk suggesting that the possible disaster might not be a disaster, that the bad guys aren’t really the bad guys, that those who might lead the region into war are actually far more complex...
  • The Unborn Paradox (NY Times Prolife OP-ED)

    01/03/2011 11:46:12 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 2, 2011 | Ross Douthat
    The American entertainment industry has never been comfortable with the act of abortion. Film or television characters might consider the procedure, but even on the most libertine programs (a “Mad Men,” a “Sex and the City”), they’re more likely to have a change of heart than actually go through with it. Reality TV thrives on shocking scenes and subjects ...but abortion remains a little too controversial, and a little bit too real. [snip] In every era, there’s been a tragic contrast between the burden of unwanted pregnancies and the burden of infertility. But this gap used to be bridged by...
  • The Original Hater of Reality - Lucifer, Son of the Morning

    12/31/2010 6:57:32 AM PST · by kindred · 67 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen ^ | 12/ 29/ 2010 | DJP
    Lucifer, God’s greatest of all God's creation (Ezek. 28:12, 15), in eternity past enjoyed a relationship to Almighty God. I truly believe there was a point in his existence that he loved and adored and the Triune God with all his heart. He had the chief place as Protector of the Holiness of God (Ezek. 28:14) and was the worship and choir director of Heaven (Ezek. 28:13). Lucifer enjoyed all the heavenly blessings of his rank and position. As events proceeded, though, there came a time when he became proud, arrogant, envious and bitter. In his foolish heart he sought...
  • The European 'dream’ has finally collided with reality

    11/20/2010 10:31:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    telegraph.uk ^ | 11/20/10 | Christopher Booker
    The drive towards a European superstate has had its flaws exposed at last, says Christopher Booker. The collapse of the euro: The most obvious place for disintegration to begin was the single currency Twelve years ago, I stood on the plinth of Nelson’s Column in the pouring rain, addressing a crowd of 10,000 people. We had marched through central London in the biggest ever demonstration against Britain joining the euro, a course then being daily urged on us by the BBC, with the aid of such Euro-zealots as Michael Heseltine, Chris Patten, Kenneth Clarke and Sir Leon Brittan. At the...
  • Socialism and Reality

    10/25/2010 1:06:04 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 25, 2010 | By Steve McCann
    The images on the television screen emanating from Europe are a sobering reminder that socialism has failed wherever it has been tried and will always do so despite the best efforts of the die-hard true believers. The riots in the streets of France and Greece, the announced layoffs of nearly 500,000 government employees in the United Kingdom, and the potential national bankruptcy of Ireland, Spain, Italy, and Portugal are the current face of this failure. Yet within the halls of power in Washington, D.C. there is a socialist/progressive cabal, and its titular leader Barack Obama, oblivious to this reality. These...
  • Theater of the absurd

    09/17/2010 10:28:54 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 3 replies
    Ynet news ^ | Martin Sherman
    Obama, after the "pragmatic" Palestinians have repudiated any idea of "historic compromise," any recognition of Jewish national sovereignty: "…so far the talks are moving forward in a constructive way…" You couldn’t make this stuff up! In a different universe the recent events regarding the rekindling of the "peace process" could well be the stuff of a macabre comedy, couched and conveyed in deliberately overstated caricature. But sadly in this universe they portend tragedy.
  • Entertaining Ourselves to Death

    09/15/2010 9:15:59 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 9 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 09-16-10 | stolinsky
    The problem is that we are spending so much time with contrived entertainments that we tend to become addicted to exciting electronic images. Worse, we become addicted to excitement itself, and we have difficulty distinguishing artificial images from reality. When I was a kid, I looked out the car window when my family went for a drive. The view of small towns and farms wasn’t exciting. But there was nothing else to do, so I got used to not being excited all the time. I learned about the lives of ordinary people. I learned to see the farmer in bib...
  • Reality for law students, UCLA Law Offers Most Depressing Job to a Law Student (2010 Edition)

    08/27/2010 11:38:32 AM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 7 replies
    Above the Law ^ | 24 August 2010 | Elie Mystal
    It’s been a while since we’ve had a true contestant for the title of most depressing job offered to a law student. Sure, there have been a lot of jobs that offer $10 an hour, or even $0 an hour, for legal work. But at least those jobs were offering the opportunity to put long years of legal education to some sort of use. No, the most depressing jobs for would-be lawyers in this economy are jobs they could have easily gotten before they went to law school. Or college. Really, the most depressing job I’ve seen appeared last year,...
  • An Argentina-like Economic Crisis

    08/13/2010 3:44:34 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2010 | Scott Strzelczyk
    The United States' economic decline precariously resembles Argentina's economic collapse, which started in 1998 and landed Argentina in a depression by the end of 2000. What began in Argentina as a recession mushroomed into a full-fledged depression due to bad economic and monetary policy. The Obama administration and its congressional Democrat lackeys are on the precipice of following Argentina's disastrous economic and monetary policy decisions. Arguably, the United States economy has been in a two-year-long recession, and while some may posit that the country has started an economic recovery, others suspect the country will plummet into a deeper recession, or...
  • Levi Johnston to Run for Mayor on Reality Show

    08/10/2010 1:48:06 PM PDT · by nmh · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2010 | AP
    That's right: Levi Johnston's manager, Tank Jones, is confirming a report that Johnston is planning to run for city office in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, as part of a reality TV show. ... Jones said Johnston is serious about a run, either for mayor or City Council. "Let me put it to you like this: If you live in a town and things are happening in that town, and you're displeased with it, what do you do? You try to change those things," Jones said.