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  • Cutdown day cruel reality of life in NFL

    09/05/2015 10:22:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    For more than 700 football players this is the cruelest of weekends; told they’re not good enough. Or, at least not worth, what teams were paying them. They will awaken Saturday unemployed, or packing suitcases for alternative postal codes, as teams trim rosters to the 53-man limit. Among the surprise exits is Darnell Dockett, signed away from Arizona six months ago by San Francisco, but deemed unworthy of his $7.5-million contract Friday. The more familiar names waived were Dolphins’ quarterback Josh Freeman, who didn’t help his cause with two interceptions Thursday. Rex Grossman was let go by Atlanta. Steve Weatherford’s...
  • How's this for reality? Australian TV contestants taken to ISIS front lines in Syria

    07/25/2015 4:44:36 AM PDT · by Dartman · 11 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 24/15 | Postmedia Network
    Australian reality show contestants got a lot more than they bargained for when producers sent them to Syria to spend a night in a camp with Kurdish militants and run from ISIS gunfire. The show — Go Back To Where You Came From — tries to change contestants' views on immigration by showing them what refugees go through. How better than to take them to see what the UN has called the worst refugee crisis in 25 years? "At one stage we were 800 metres from the front line and definitely getting shot at," Kim Vuga, one of three contestants,...
  • Reality is Fake, the Sham is Reality

    06/18/2015 2:47:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Tim Dunkin
    It’s all madness. Every last syllable of this politically correct, culturally Marxist-driven freakshow is nothing but madness I will begin this article by listing several propositions which are wholly and obviously true, and which should be entirely non-controversial, yet which are bound to create a good deal of contention when expressed. Bruce Jenner is a man Rachel Dolazel is a white woman The idea of two gay men or two lesbians marrying is ridiculous on its face A child is better raised by a traditional mother-father nuclear family than by a single parent Western civilization is superior to Islamic “civilization”...
  • “Perception Is Reality”… Really? Or Perceptually?

    06/14/2015 6:35:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-14-2014 | MOTUS
    “Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even specially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities.” – Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind Last week began with an obsession over the McKinney Texas pool controversy. Lets start this week with a peripheral story: when high school principal Alberto Iber made an impolitic comment on a Miami Herald online story, public outrage and redress was swift and severe;...
  • Dear Millenial: You’ve Graduated! Welcome to Reality 101

    05/05/2015 1:29:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 05/05/2015 | By Gail Buckner
    Though he is among the earliest of those in the Millennial generation- individuals born from 1982 through 1997- and is now older than 30- David Weliver is the creator and editor of the website MoneyUnder30.com. He speaks from first-hand experience when he says that finding a source of income, i.e. work, has got to be Priority #1 once you graduate. “If you don’t have a job lined up right out of college, you need to focus on your career search.” In addition, he says you should take time to “project what your life is going to look like in 6...
  • Walter Williams: Reality May Be Optional

    04/13/2015 10:20:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 15, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just "changes" it. Say that one is born a male or a female but believes that nature made an error. Some believe that nature's "error" can be corrected by calling oneself another sex. Possibly a medical procedure on one's genitalia can correct nature's error. However, Mother Nature is ruthless. Sex determination is strictly chromosomal. Females are XX, and males are XY. There is no medical procedure that can change...
  • New Survival Reality Show is Casting Families to Live Off The Grid – Nationwide (Deadline 3/7/15!!)

    03/06/2015 4:49:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    AuditionsFree ^ | February 26, 2015
    SURVIVE MY WILDERNESS : Nationwide Type: Reality TV NOW CASTING: The Producers of Naked and Afraid are seeking Families who want to live OFF THE GRID in ALASKA! A Major Network with the Producers of Naked and Afraid are looking for families with 2+ kids (ideally ages 2-18) who want a more authentic lifestyle where there’s actual value in your work and family time is more than just 15 minutes in the car on the way to school. Should you be chosen for the show, you and your family will move to Alaska for 3 months (as of now, August-November)...
  • Polygamist reality TV star Kody Brown divorces his 'official' wife so he can marry youngest

    02/04/2015 6:39:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2015 | Hannah Parry
    Polygamist reality TV star Kody Brown has traded his 'official' wife for the youngest of his four 'spiritual' brides. Kody appears to live in marital bliss with his four wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn and their 17 children on TLC's show Sister Wives. The polygamist was only legally wed to Meri after their wedding in 1990, while the the next three were 'spiritual' or 'sister' marriages. But it has now emerged that his first wife has become his first ex-wife after he divorced Meri Brown last September.
  • Paul Craig Roberts On Delusional America

    02/02/2015 4:13:44 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 58 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | February 1, 2015 | Paul Craig Roberts
    ...... The pattern since Milosevic (and before) has been to demonize a foreign head of state and to take the US to war to get rid of him. That way the secret agenda is achieved under the cover of the necessity of deposing a bad or dangerous ruler. Parry describes this well. Group-Think plays the important role of preventing any dissent, any suspicion of the case against the demonized person, and any examination of the real agenda that is being pursued. Now it is Russian President Vladimir Putin who is being demonized. As Parry and I and Stephen F. Cohen,...
  • Manufacturing Renaissance Hype: Questionable Manufacturing Revival

    01/19/2015 2:42:11 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 17 replies
    Barron's (subscription) ^ | January 17, 2015 | Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal
    All the talk we hear about a manufacturing renaissance in the U.S. is just that — all talk. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation entitled "The Myth of America's Manufacturing Renaissance: The Real State of U.S. Manufacturing." As Adams Nager, an economic research assistant at the foundation and a co-author of the report, says, "A lot of what's in the news [about a revival] is based on anecdotes; there's very little real data." A look at job and factory numbers between 2007 and 2013 should put to rest any thoughts about a...
  • Think About It… Reality versus Obama Administration

    01/15/2015 9:40:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/15/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama White House still refuses to blame the Paris attacks on radical Islam.“That’s a warped view of Islam.” Think About It.The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim The Beltway Snipers were Muslims The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim The Charlie Hebdo killers were MuslimThe Underwear Bomber was a Muslim The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims The London Subway Bombers were Muslims The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims...
  • The Christmas Reality in Light of Today's Crises

    12/21/2014 5:27:18 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    IFB ^ | 12/21/14
    In light of today's many different faceted trials and plagues that are effecting our society and country's well being, may we tune into the reality of the glorious Christmas message that Almighty God has given to all people! This Christmas Season, remember the REALITY of Christmas! A Savior was born, for you and for me! (Luke 2:1-20, Matt 1:18-25, 2:1-15, John 1:14) The TRUE GIFT of Christmas is that Almighty God has provided a Savior to deliver Adam's fallen race from their sins (i.e., the transgressions against Almighty God's ETERNAL righteous standards). Do you believe? Do you really believe? Or...
  • # Reality Sucks

    11/26/2014 4:36:02 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/26/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ever read the fine print?  Ever see the Christmas sale ads with a big honking asterisk at the end of the offer for a free 80" television*? The world is obsessed with optics, and rarely bothers to look beneath the skin on so many outright lies.  Here's a few images whose optics don't really match the story we're being fed.  You might say they are big asterisks by people who think we're stupid-a**.  But, you know, #realitysucks sometimes. I wonder if that book fits up his asterisk?  He certainly shoved it up ours. President Rouhani, we know you are negotiating in...
  • Islam between Illusion and Reality

    11/19/2014 1:44:05 PM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 19, 2019 | Dan Miller
    This article is republished here with permission. It's from Islam between Illusion and Reality at Enza Ferreri's Blog, published on November 18, 2014. Please check her blog. It's very good. ***************** A new article by our guest writer Cassandra. Imagine, if you can, a fairy tale where a mother teaches her toddler that wolves are simply big, furry, friendly dogs that love a good cuddle. Although she and her child live in a village, nestled against a hillside, in a lush valley where humans and wolves exist in close proximity to each other, she doesn't warn her little girl that wolves are...
  • Consider a Prophetic Interpretation of Reality from the Book of Wisdom

    10/28/2014 7:07:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-28-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Consider a Prophetic Interpretation of Reality from the Book of Wisdom By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn today’s Office of Readings there is a text from the Book of Wisdom that prophetically interprets the times in which we are living. In the 30 years I have been reading this text in the Breviary, I found that the pieces of this prophecy are continually falling into place. In my earlier years I would have found the threats or persecution to be too overtated for our times. That is changing now and slowly we are seeing each element become more clear.In the text that...
  • For some Ferguson whites, racial fault lines exposed by shooting come as a surprise

    10/08/2014 7:15:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/7/2014 | Robert Samuels
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Alice Singen had always seen her home town as an integrated, harmonious place. Like many other white residents, she prided herself on staying here even when others began to leave. But since the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer, some African Americans are calling it segregated and racist. Now Singen has found herself talking in terms of “us” and “them,” “we” and “they.” “I didn’t have any problems with anybody or any color, and all of a sudden it feels like we are being held responsible for something that’s...
  • Happy fantasies vs unpleasant realities about Islam

    09/15/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's an excellent analysis of Islam through the ages and now. It is one of the best I have seen. I do what I do because I am what I am. Dr. Durie lives in Australia and is a life-long adherent to the Anglican religion. He focuses on Islam as it is -- violent and demanding the submission of everyone -- not peaceful and accommodating of others -- as multiculturalists want to believe and to convince others to believe. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tfIG3bDVAs] Video linkUntil our citizens, media, "foreign policy" savants and political "leaders" cease their insufferable political correctness, comprehend the realities of Islam and behave in accordance with those...
  • Star of reality show 'Sons of Guns' is arrested for child rape

    08/27/2014 6:20:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2015 | Jenny Awford
    The star of reality TV show Sons of Guns has been charged with the aggravated rape of a girl who was just 11-years-old at the time of the alleged offence. William Hayden, 49, was apprehended as a fugitive on Tuesday in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, two weeks after being accused of child molestation, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. The girl is now backing up the allegations and says she was orally and vaginally raped almost daily, but did not report it because he threatened her physically.
  • Muslims on Twitter Defend Beheading of Foley

    08/23/2014 11:19:48 AM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CBN ^ | 22 Aug 14 | Dale Hurd
    Muslims on Twitter Defend Beheading of Foley Islam expert David Wood at AnsweringMuslims.com has compiled some of the English language tweets from Muslims defending and celebrating the murder of American journalist James Foley.As Wood put it, "there are plenty of Westernized Muslims who condemn the beheading of James Wright Foley. Unfortunately, Islam isn't defined by Westernized Muslims."A Muslim told me a few days ago that the killers from the Islamic State are "criminals, not Muslims!"But the killers believe they are being good Muslims. Some are helping distribute Qurans when they're not massacring innocent non-Muslims. And Muslims justify the beheading of...
  • 'Dating Naked' contestant sues for $10 million after blur failed

    08/22/2014 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 115 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/22/2014 | Jason Hughes
    <p>According to the suit, Nizewitz signed on to the show before it had a name. She claims she was advised of the nudity, but was assured that all frontal and genital nudity would be blurred. During one brief moment, though, during a "wrestling takedown" of her date, her crotch was allegedly flashed on the screen without blurring.</p>
  • 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
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    12/14/2011 6:21:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fourpress.info ^ | 12/14/11 | My Dinner with Andre'
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  • 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
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