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  • Where China Goes To Outsource Its Own Soaring Labor Costs

    07/25/2014 7:01:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/25/2014 | Tyler Durden
    30 years ago, the great outsourcing wave took millions of US low-skilled jobs and planted them right in the heart of China, which was about to undergo the fastest industrialization-commercialization-financialization experiment in history. $26 trillion in bank assets later, the world's biggest housing bubble, and a teetering financial system that every day depends on Beijing making the correct central-planning decision (of kicking the can one more day, of course) or else the biggest financial collapse in history will take place, all lubricated by years of inflation in everything and most certainly wages, and suddenly outsourcing jobs in China is...
  • The Five Fatal Flaws of Solar Energy

    07/25/2014 4:33:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2014 | Viv Forbes
    The sun is the most important energy source on Earth. Solar energy powers the growth of all trees, grasses, herbs, crops and algae; it creates the clouds and powers the storms; it is the source of all hydro, photo-voltaic (PV), solar-thermal, bio-mass, and wind energy. Over geological time, it also creates coal. PV solar panels are useful in remote locations and for some portable applications. With enough panels and batteries, standalone solar can even power homes. But solar energy has five fatal flaws for supplying 24/7 grid power.
  • 2 police cars collide when officer runs red light

    07/25/2014 12:07:59 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle. -snip- No tickets have been issued.
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 596 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • The Reason One Famous Restaurant Started Getting Bad Reviews Reveals Reality Of Our Time

    07/24/2014 2:14:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 94 replies
    IJReview ^ | 07/23/2014 | By Caroline Schaefer
    This recount, found on The Meta Picture, tells the story of one restaurant’s quest to find out why they kept getting bad reviews despite serving the same number of customers on a daily basis. It took a look into their past to discover exactly what has changed in the last ten years – and their findings tell more about how we as a country have changed – possibly, for the worse. Now, although this particular instance may or may not be true, it tells a story that is all too common today in America. We are so engrossed in ourselves...
  • Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery [Nekkid!]

    07/24/2014 1:44:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | 07-24-2014 | Staff
    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into a southwest Florida eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest." In fact, waitress Nancy Sansevieri is still laughing after police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the college-aged men — two naked and one clad in underwear — stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc's Beach House in Bonita Beach. Police say the men broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red peppers on the beach. Doc's general manager Lou Bangert told the News-Press of Fort Myers (http://newspr.es/1pevKLk ) that he's never witnessed such...
  • Floral thefts from veterans' cemetery

    07/24/2014 7:43:43 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Artificial flowers and flags are being pulled at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. It’s not that they are prohibited, it’s that they are being pilfered and Cemetery Administrator Joe Larson cannot fathom why people are stealing them from in-ground burial sites. Apparently the thefts happened Saturday night and it wasn’t until a woman let Larson know on Monday that the artificial flowers from her loved one’s grave were taken, noting they were not there on Sunday. “We’ve had a number of other complaints this week about the stealing of artificial flowers and flags, but no real...
  • Hood Pranks - Funny or Deadly?

    A pencil-necked geek harasses thugs in the ghetto who in response gets beat up. This insane individual then does it again and again and again, despite how often and severe he gets beat up.
  • NASCAR Is In Big Trouble As Team Values Continue To Shrink

    07/24/2014 6:28:49 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 77 replies
    Yahoo / Business Insider ^ | 7/23/14 | Cork Gaines
    Things are going well for NASCAR's top team, Hendrick Motorsports, which includes some of the sport's top drivers, including Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. But a closer look at the value and profit of the other top teams reveals a sport that is trending in the wrong direction. According to Forbes.com and its valuations of NASCAR's top nine teams, the current value of Hendrick Motorsports ($348 million) is relatively unchanged since 2010 ($350 million). However, the average team has seen a 31.1% drop in profit since 2010 which has translated into an average team value...
  • Double murder's botched execution prompts Arizona gov to order review

    07/24/2014 6:22:11 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 37 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 7/24/14 | unknown
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered a review of the state's execution process after a convicted double murderer gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before his death Wednesday. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. local time, one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, demanding that it be stopped. The appeal said Wood was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour." In ordering the review, Brewer said...
  • What is Change Blindness and Why Does it Happen?

    07/24/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 20 replies
    BrainSmartSuccess.com ^ | February 6th, 2012 | Chris Hughes
    Change Blindness: In visual perception, change blindness is a normal phenomenon of the brain which show in light that the brain does not have a precise representation of the world but a lacunar one, made of partial details. Despite the name, this phenomenon does not affect the eyes but the brain, and as such is bound to happen to all the human senses. This phenomenon is still in research, but results suggests that the brain estimates the importance and usefulness of information prior to deciding to store them or not. Another issue is that the brain cannot see a change...
  • Question Gets Boy, 4, Banned From Doughnut Shop

    07/24/2014 5:57:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 69 replies
    Newser ^ | July 24,2014 | Rob Quinn
    A curious 4-year-old in Monroe, Conn., is going to have to get his doughnuts elsewhere after asking a Doughnut Inn customer the wrong question. Justin Otero's mother says the boy asked the customer if she had a baby in her belly and was told no. "My response was, 'Oh my goodness, I'm so embarrassed, I'm so sorry,'" the mom tells WFSB. But she says that while the customer was forgiving, managers refused to allow her in the store with her son, saying, "'He's not allowed in here, he's rude.'" The mom says she plans to get doughnuts somewhere else with...
  • 'Spoiled' New Jersey teen Rachel Canning says boyfriend choked her, gets restraining order

    07/23/2014 3:41:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Daily News ^ | 23/7/14 | Meg Wagner
    The New Jersey teenager who sued her parents has received a domestic violence restraining order against the boyfriend her mom and dad always hated. Rachel Canning, 18, made headlines last year when she moved out of her family's Lincoln Park home, then demanded her parents pay her child support. The family had been fighting for months over Rachel's wild behavior.... .....
  • Army of Over 100,000 Illegal Alien Gang Members in Texas

    07/23/2014 8:46:52 PM PDT · by montag813 · 37 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-24-2014 | Brian Hayes
    <p>A Texas State Senator revealed to radio host Laura Ingraham that we have an army of illegal alien gang members in Texas. His estimate was well over 100,000.</p>
  • Thomas the Tank Engine had to shut the hell up to save children everywhere (Racist train!)

    There are many terrible children's programs through which parents must suffer during their child's young life. For every Sesame Street, there is an annoying Caillou or an acid-trippy Yo Gabba Gabba. But Thomas and Friends is – or was – the one show with enough subversive messages to make me turn it off for good. My son, now three-and-a-half years old, thankfully never never went through a manic train fascination like so many other children. But once in a while, he'd get a bug in his brain to watch Thomas, and every time I sat and watched with him, I...
  • The Rot From Within (Part 1)

    07/23/2014 1:24:30 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 3 replies
    Of Two Minds Dot Com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Charles Hugh Smith
    All the conventional policy fixes proposed by Demopublican politicos, technocrats and the vast army of academic/think-tank apparatchiks are the equivalent of slapping a coat of paint on a fragile facade riddled with dryrot. All these fake-fixes share a few key characteristics: 1. They focus on effects and symptoms rather than address the underlying causes, i.e. the dry rot at the heart of our government, society and economy. 2. They maintain and protect the Status Quo Powers That Be- no vested interests, protected fiefdoms or Financial Elites ever lose power as a result of these policy tweaks. 3. They are politically...
  • June 23, 2026: Latino Separatists Shoot Down US Passenger Jet Over S. New Mexico (Thoughts?)

    07/23/2014 1:19:37 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | Me
    Just throwing it out there. Nothing is impossible. I do foresee something like this in the short to mid term future. What's to stop them? Would our own government do anything if the populace of the southwest was over 55 percent "amnesty given" Latinos and Latino illegals?
  • We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

    07/23/2014 11:33:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2014 | Vivek Wadhwa
    In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future. He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says that we are moving from a history of scarcity to an era of abundance. Then he noted that the technologies that make such abundance possible are allowing production of far more output using far fewer people. On all this, Summers is right. Within two decades, we will have almost unlimited energy, food, and clean water; advances in medicine will allow us to live...
  • Ted Cruz Sorry/Not Sorry About Losing the Vampire Vote

    07/23/2014 8:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/23/2014 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded on Facebook to a True Blood TV episode that featured a storyline with a massacre at a fundraiser for Ted Cruz at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. In the episode, a pair of left-leaning vampires show up at the Republican fundraiser to search for the parents of their enemy. Pam, the female vampire, catches a glimpse of herself in a mirror with a sparkly dress and big hair and exclaims, “I’m a Republican!” Except instead of “Republican” she invents a sexually crude word that’s not worth repeating here because it’s juvenile and debauched. After...
  • Study says Richmond is America's most contented area - with New York its unhappiest

    07/23/2014 7:00:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    New York is America's most unhappy region, a new study has found - while Richmond tops the table as American's most contented place. The study from the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research relies on a large survey that asks respondents about their satisfaction with life. Researchers say that despite this, areas such as New York still attract people because of its job prospects.
  • Beware All the Retirement 'Crisis' Reports

    07/23/2014 6:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RCM ^ | 07/23/2014 | Andrew Biggs & Sylvester Schieber
    If the amount of press ink used to report a study is any indicator of its contribution to public understanding, the National Institute on Retirement Security's (NIRS) 2013 report, "The Retirement Savings Crisis: Is It Worse than We Think?" might be the gold standard on the subject of retirement security. The report concludes that 84% of Americans are falling short of reasonable retirement savings targets and, even when total net worth is considered, two-thirds are at risk of an inadequate retirement income. The total "retirement savings gap," NIRS claims, may reach $14 trillion. According to New York Times writer Nancy...
  • Why Buddy Holly will never fade away

    07/22/2014 1:51:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Philip Norman
    On the basis of simply counting heads, rock music surpasses even film as the 20th century's most influential art form. By that reckoning, there is a case for calling Buddy Holly, who died in a plane crash 50 years ago next Tuesday, the century's most influential musician. Holly and Elvis Presley are the two seminal figures of 1950s rock 'n' roll, the place where modern rock culture began. Virtually everything we hear on CD or see on film or the concert stage can be traced back to those twin towering icons – Elvis with his drape jacket and swivelling hips...
  • DEBATE: Is Spanking a Reasonable Use of Force? (Keith Ablow says “never”)

    07/22/2014 1:48:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jul 22, 2014 10:44AM
    Nine out of 10 parents admit that spanking their children is sometimes appropriate. This week, a New York court ruled in favor of a father charged with child abuse, saying that it was a “reasonable use of force.” On Fox and Friends this morning, psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow said it’s “never a good idea” to spank kids. “The bottom line is it’s always the end of the discussion—hitting your kids. It’s never the beginning of a discussion. It teaches them nothing,” he said.
  • 1:52 / 3:14 Jackson MS Police Stand By as Protester Steals Pro-Life Display

    07/22/2014 12:20:06 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 6 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | createdequalfilms
    Video at link, Jackson MS police stand by during theft, watching, drinking coffee, likely eating donuts.
  • If you want to prove you don’t hate gays, all you have to do is worship at their feet

    07/22/2014 10:57:36 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    I have never in my life encountered a religion as oppressive, cold, and stiff as Progressivism. I’ve never known a faith more eager to burn heretics at the stake. Even a fundamentalist Iranian Muslim would flinch if he came face to face with a western liberal’s rigid dogmatism. I imagine that even a Saudi Arabian Islamic cleric would take one look at how American left wingers react when anyone deviates ever so slightly from their established orthodoxy, and say to himself, “man, these people REALLY need to chill.” The Cult of Leftism has many tenets, and it demands full compliance...
  • World’s 2nd Richest Man Calls for 3-Day Work Week, Longer Hours

    07/22/2014 6:49:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jul 21, 2014 6:23PM
    Would a three-day work week improve your quality of life? Carlos Slim, the second richest man in the world, says it would. During a press conference, Slim called for a “radical overhaul” in workers’ lives. He said people should work three days a week, but longer hours. He also said people should work more years, until they’re 70 or 75. …
  • Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives (All White Males-Must See)

    07/21/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT · by equalator · 52 replies
    I find it interesting that all of Texas' Most Wanted criminals are categorized as "White." Gotta boost those crime numbers!
  • Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

    07/21/2014 4:55:16 PM PDT · by Theoria · 57 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 21 July 2014 | Julia Angwin
    A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor’s Web browser to draw a hidden image. Because each computer draws the image slightly differently, the images can be used to assign each user’s device a number that uniquely identifies it. Like other tracking tools, canvas fingerprints are used to build profiles of users based on the websites...
  • Frustrated husband creates spreadsheet detailing reasons why his wife would not have sex

    07/21/2014 9:55:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 118 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 July 2014 | Richard Spillett
    A spreadsheet that a man emailed his wife detailing her reasons for turning him down for sex has been shared by thousands of people online. For a whole month, the 26-year-old sexually-frustrated husband jotted down every response from his other half when he asked her for intimacy. He then collated the information and put it into an Excel document before cruelly emailing her as she arrived at an airport ahead of a ten-day business trip.
  • Americans Protest Illegals as High-Profile Conservatives Pander

    07/21/2014 6:48:54 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2014 | M. Catherine Evans
    While we regular, cash-strapped taxpayers concerned about the well-being of our country stood on the overpasses Saturday protesting the total breakdown of our borders, where were a few of our stalwart conservative spokespeople and politicians? Were they holding anti-illegal immigration signs with ‘we the people’ on the National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform Amnesty and Border Surge?
  • Why Tony Dungy wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam

    07/21/2014 2:27:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    SI ^ | July 21, 2014 | Doug Farrar
    "I wouldn’t have taken him. Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. “It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.’’ That's what former NFL defensive back and head coach Tony Dungy told Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune when asked about the prospects for rookie defensive end Michael Sam. Of course, Sam is the league's first openly gay player, and though many league executives and players may feel exactly that way, Dungy may feel the courage to speak to his own...
  • HIV Diagnoses Down, Except for Young Gay Males

    07/21/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    WebMD ^ | 07/21/2014 | Randy Dotinga
    A new report offers good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed among young gay and bisexual males. Significantly fewer heterosexuals, drug users and women were diagnosed each year with HIV, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the annual diagnosis rate more than doubled for young gay and bisexual males. The push for safer sex may be falling on deaf ears in a generation too...
  • ‘Creating Oneness’ through Progressive Comedy

    07/21/2014 11:16:00 AM PDT · by tje · 19 replies
    Ricochet ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jon Gabriel
    Netroots Nation is an annual conference for online progressive activists. Over the past few days, the group held their ninth annual event in Detroit — America’s finest example of unchecked liberal policy. Unbeknownst to the organizers, I attended the conference to see what the other side thinks about economics, education and the midterms. If their presentation on comedy is any guide, conservatives don’t have much to fear. “The Left is supposed to be funnier than the Right, damn it,” the panel description stated. “So why do we so often sound in public like we’re stiltedly reading from a non-profit grant...
  • Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy

    07/21/2014 7:17:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2014 | Olga Kazan
    When I met Jonica Hunter, Sarah Taub, and Michael Rios on a typical weekday afternoon in their tidy duplex in Northern Virginia, a very small part of me worried they might try to convert me. All three live there together, but they aren’t roommates—they’re lovers. Or rather, Jonica and Michael are. And Sarah and Michael are. And so are Sarah and whomever she happens to bring home some weekends. And Michael and whomever he might be courting. They’re polyamorous.
  • Florida boy, 4, mauled to death by pit bulls, officials say

    07/20/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A 4-year-old Florida boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls at his uncle's home, said authorities on Sunday, who suggested the child may have let the dogs out of their cage to play with them.
  • Do Massive Layoffs Really Benefit Companies?

    07/20/2014 6:10:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 07/19/2014 | By Chris Neiger
    Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT ) recent announcement that it will cut 18,000 jobs was much higher than anyone expected. It's the company's largest layoff by headcount since it laid off 5,800 employees in the midst of America's Great Recession back in 2009. Microsoft isn't the only one to make such striking job cuts. Global pharmaceutical company Merck (NYSE: MRK ) is in the middle of a two-year plan to reduce its workforce by about 20% -- which equates to about 16,000 employees. At the end of it all, the company expects this to contribute substantially to its goal of saving $2.5...
  • Monty Python live (mostly), review: poignant and predictable, but tremendous fun

    07/20/2014 5:53:47 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 20 Jul 2014 | Ed Power
    Watching the livestream of Monty Python's last ever performance on GOLD, it was impossible not to experience a tingle of sadness. So this was it, the final performance by the most influential comedy troupe of all time. Forty-odd years since Monty Python's Flying Circus revolutionized television humour and unleashed a legion of surreal catchphrases John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin departed the stage at London's O2 Arena to the strains of their darkly hilarious (or is it hilariously dark?) anthem Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. Watching the swan-song was a 15,000 live...
  • Apollo 11 Astronauts Walked on the Moon 45 years ago Today! (Or Did They?)

    07/20/2014 3:40:37 PM PDT · by lee martell · 154 replies
    July 20 2014 | lee martell
    I vividly recall being in the living room with my family watching tv in 1969 as the American Astronauts walked on the moon. The pictures were fuzzy, black and white, somewhat indistinct. It almost resembled an Ultrasound image an expectant mother would see. We were thrilled to be part of a country, a culture so advanced as to put men on the moon and later, to bring them back safely to earth. We had completely one-upped communist Russia! Sputnik was a very important step in space exploration. Quite significant back in 1957, but that was a long time ago, back...
  • Erdogan And The Armenians

    07/20/2014 8:05:50 AM PDT · by idov · 3 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | July 20, 2014 | Dov Ivry
    Perhaps the most astounding development in the wake of the Gaza incursion was the revelation that Turkey had suddenly discovered that there is such a thing as “the conscience of humanity.” Those were the very words used by that country’s foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu. They surfaced during the endless ranting and raving by him and Turkey’s pathetic farce of a prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Israel. The other astounding development is that Erdogan actually used the word “genocide.” It’s been a century now since the Turks committed genocide against the Armenians and until this day, although the event was...
  • Professor: Robots Are the Future of Elder Care

    07/20/2014 7:34:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 July 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Newsmax Professor: Robots Are the Future of Elder Care Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:01 AM By: Sandy Fitzgerald Many older people need someone who is always there to help them with their everyday tasks, to listen to their stories, and to help them live independently — in other words, a robot caregiver, writes an associate professor of geriatrics in Sunday's New York Times. "That may sound like an oxymoron," writes the University of California's Louise Aronson in her opinion piece. "In an ideal world, it would be: Each of us would have at least one kind and fully capable human...
  • Genetic Determinism or Free Will?

    07/20/2014 6:59:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/20/2014 | Timothy Birdnow
    There is a famous comparison made between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. The more mystical types among us find the apparent similarities compelling evidence of some inscrutible fate, and much ink has been spilled (no doubt to buttress the legend of Kennedy, who was largely a failure as president.) Naturally, people focus on the coincidental similarities and ignore the huge differences; people naturally seek patterns, and when they find them they say "aha!" even if those patterns happen to mean nothing.In a recent blog post at American Thinker the brilliant Rosslyn Smith falls into this trap, making the case...
  • Why NYC’s push to change school admissions will punish poor Asians

    07/20/2014 4:45:54 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2014 | Dennis Saffran
    In 2004, 7-year-old Ting Shi arrived in New York from China, speaking almost no English. For two years, he shared a bedroom in a Chinatown apartment with his grandparents — a cook and a factory worker — and a young cousin, while his parents put in 12-hour days at a small laundromat they had purchased on the Upper East Side. Ting mastered English and eventually set his sights on getting into Stuyvesant High School, the crown jewel of New York City’s eight “specialized high schools.” When he was in sixth grade, he took the subway downtown from his parents’ small...
  • Sobia Is Drink of Choice in Ramadan

    07/19/2014 12:38:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    “I will really miss drinking sobia now that Ramadan is coming to an end.” This was the lament from Hassan Al-Amoudi, a local resident, here recently. “It is the main drink at the dinner table during Ramadan at our house. I usually drink it as soon as I hear the call for prayer.” Al-Amoudi typically buys between four and five large bags of sobia for his family of eight, many of whom are addicted to the drink in Ramadan. “Sobia has a lot of health benefits,” he said. "For example it helps relax and calm the nerves, and is considered...
  • How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

    07/19/2014 12:33:12 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 19 July 2014 | Tanvi Misra
    There's a weekly trial on the Internet about who may be stealing culture from whom. Earlier this week, the defendants were Iggy Azalea and white gay men. A while back, it was Macklemore and the Harlem Shakers. Now, we have come across a story from the Jim Crow era about cultural mimicry between people of color.In mid-20th century America, the turban was a tool that people of color used for "confounding the color lines," writes Manan Desai, board member of the South Asian American Digital Archive.At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. In...
  • Cross-Examination Debate Association National Champions: Towson University

    07/19/2014 11:46:02 AM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 7 replies
    Just watch it: "Debate" American Common Core Style: Our Top Orators in Action "The Nuts Are Running The Asylum"
  • Documents Detail Heinous Crimes Committed by Gang Members in Nogales Processing Center

    07/19/2014 6:53:16 AM PDT · by RC one · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jul 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Full Title: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Detail Heinous Crimes Committed by Gang Members Being Housed in Nogales Processing Center Late last week I reported 16 MS-13 gang members exploiting the unaccompanied minor crisis were being housed at a Border Patrol processing center in Nogales, Arizona. The gang members were discovered after graffiti was left on bathroom walls. Further investigation shows gang members from different criminal organizations were also discovered after a fight broke out between two rival MS-13 and 18th Street gang members in a shared holding cell. The gang members admitted in interviews with Border Patrol agents they had engaged in...
  • This Way Up: Mobility in America [Alive for Americans who pursue technical or practical training]

    07/19/2014 6:05:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/18/2014 | Tamar Jacoby
    Dakota Blazier had made a big decision. Friendly and fresh-faced, from a small town north of Indianapolis, he'd made up his mind: He wasn't going to college. "I discovered a long time ago," he explained, "I'm not book smart. I don't like sitting still, and I learn better when the problem is practical." But he didn't feel this limited his options—to the contrary. And he was executing a plan as purposeful as that of any of his high-school peers. It started in his junior year with release time from high school to take a course in basic construction skills at...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Practically Half Asleep’ in Airliner Speech

    07/18/2014 11:16:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    National Report ^ | July 18, 2014 | NRO Staff
    Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Practically Half Asleep’ in Airliner Speech By NRO Staff July 18, 2014 On Friday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer slammed Obama for the “unbelievable, passive nature” of his speech, which addressed the Malaysian airliner catastrophe in Eastern Ukraine. Reacting to yesterday’s news of the shooting down of the civilian plane – almost certainly at the hands of Russian-armed rebels – the president appeared disinterested, and ”practically half asleep.” That response makes sense only if Obama believes that the events will necessarily go badly for Russia. However, Krauthammer contended, there is no reason to think that is true in...
  • 'Honest mistake' leads to Philly mother facing three years on gun charge

    07/18/2014 4:31:38 PM PDT · by RC one · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
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