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  • EXCLUSIVE: BREITBART TEXAS VERIFIES ISIS BORDER THREAT WITH LEAKED DOC

    08/30/2014 3:18:29 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Breitbart Texas has exclusively obtained a leaked document warning federal agents about an ISIS-related terrorism threat across the entire US-Mexico border. Though the document focuses on the Texas-Mexico border, Breitbart Texas has confirmed that federal agents across the entire US-Mexico border have received the ISIS terror warning.
  • Scarlett Johansson Joins Up With Planned Parenthood (video)

    08/29/2014 5:27:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 29, 2014
    Scarlett Johansson Joins Up With Planned Parenthood (video) Aug. 28, 2014 - 2:40 - Actress designs a t-shirt for Planned Parenthood mocking the GOP over women's rights
  • Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order

    08/29/2014 2:00:07 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 29, 2014 | Henry Kissinger
    <p>Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.</p>
  • Rubio Flips Again on Immigration

    08/29/2014 12:58:24 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Sen. Marco Rubio says that if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought the immigration reform bill that Rubio sponsored last year to the floor for a vote now, he would vote against it. Rubio explained that passing his immigration bill wouldn’t be productive, and thus the vote would only be for show. But if “unproductive” and “show votes” automatically deserved a “no,” our solons would rarely vote “yes.” If his bill was meritorious last year, as Rubio believed, it is meritorious now, and should be treated accordingly. Rubio also claims that he doesn’t regret his support for his immigration reform...
  • Ninth Circuit Considers Guam's Racially Discriminatory Plebiscite Registration Law

    08/29/2014 12:58:15 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | August 28, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral argument yesterday in the case of Davis v. Guam. The hearing occurred in Guam, the first time the Ninth Circuit has sat there since 2002. Mr. Davis, a resident of Guam, attempted to register to vote in a plebiscite on Guam’s relationship to the United States. He was denied permission to register because he could not trace his ancestry to a native inhabitant of Guam. Guam law allows only those with correct ancestry to vote in the future status plebiscite. According to a report by Davis’ expert, nearly...
  • In the last 6 months, 37,477 illegal immigrant kids released, only 280 deported

    08/29/2014 12:25:59 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rick Moran
    I'm shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn that during the last 6 months, 99% of illegal alien minors who snuck across the border have been released. How can this be? Our president, who never tells a lie, said many times that the illegal kids couldn't stay, that they would be sent home. Instead, it appears that the president misspoke. Or was misunderstood. Or Republicans have twisted his words. Washington Examiner: The Obama administration has released a huge majority of illegal immigrant children who poured over the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year into dozens of tony counties without notifying the...
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of brain boosts memory

    08/29/2014 8:47:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | Provided by Northwestern University
    Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The discovery opens a new field of possibilities for treating memory impairments caused by conditions such as stroke, early-stage Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, cardiac arrest and the memory problems that occur in healthy aging. "We show for the first time that you can specifically change memory functions of the brain in adults without surgery or drugs, which have not proven effective," said senior author Joel Voss, assistant professor of medical social...
  • Sam Kass, the Obamas’ Foodmaster General

    08/29/2014 6:06:38 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 3 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/28/2014 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Back in 2005, when President Obama was a mere freshman senator, his wife, Michelle, found herself overwhelmed with the stress of being a full-time working mother, largely alone in her Chicago home, with two daughters who got sick a little too often. Sluggish and above her fighting weight, she wondered if her family’s diet — lots of prepared food and a few too many Cheetos — might need an adjustment.
  • What Does Your State Buy the Most on eBay? New Map Has the Answer

    08/28/2014 11:29:56 PM PDT · by I still care · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    A new map created by Internet-auction website eBay reveals the items each state purchases the most when using the online bidding service. According to the map, those shopping in California mostly purchase high-end women’s apparel & accessories, while those looking for deals in Alaska are eager to find hats
  • Obama's tan suit: Stop freaking out, Internet, it's actually stylish

    08/28/2014 5:51:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-28-14 | Jenn Harris
    President Barack Obama held a news conference Thursday to reveal important information regarding Russia financing and arming separatists in Ukraine, migrant children in the U.S. and his strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Syria, but all eyes seemed to focus on his suit. The president addressed the press in a pale, khaki-colored suit, and the Internet exploded. . The suit prompted a slew of headlines criticizing the president for his fashion decision.
  • Amazon Rep Has a Funny Norse Mythology Themed Chat With a Customer

    08/28/2014 5:07:55 PM PDT · by Vendome · 8 replies
    Cheezeburger.com ^ | 8/28/2014 | Got no idea
    Cue up the voice of Joe Pesci: "Uh K, Uh K, Uh K!!! This sohhh funny and one troo lee he larry us exchange between Amazon and a customer".
  • Dear PBS, I don’t think there’s a compassionate way to murder infants

    08/28/2014 4:43:29 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 3 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | 8/28/2014 | Matt Walsh
    This is quite the bold move. As a third rate, tax subsidized broadcasting outfit with a viewership in the single digits, I’d expect you’d try your best to fly under the radar. There is, after all, no conceivable reason for you to exist, nor is there a solid justification for spending tax money to keep afloat an irrelevant television channel that has long since drowned amid a sea of a million other channels. Sure, you “only” bring in about 40 million dollars a year in tax money, but why draw attention to the scam? It might be a good 460...
  • NFL institutes new policy on domestic violence with 6-game ban for first offense

    08/28/2014 4:27:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | August 28, 2014 | Josh Alper
    The NFL was roundly criticized for suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice two games under the personal conduct policy after Rice was charged with assaulting his then-fiance and current wife during an incident at an Atlantic City hotel in February. The league was also criticized for being tone deaf in their response to the criticism, but it seems someone in the league office was paying attention.
  • This is your federalism on drugs

    08/28/2014 3:24:22 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy | August 28, 2014 | Jonathan H. Adler
    In 2014, voters in Colorado and Washington state voted to legalize marijuana possession within their states. This November, voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia will get the chance to follow suit. Voters in Florida will also decide whether to join the approximately 20 states which allow marijuana possession and use for medicinal purposes. Whatever these states decide, however, marijuana will remain illegal under federal law. Conservative Republicans often talk about the need to constrain the power of the federal government. On everything from environmental regulation to education policy, Republican officeholders argue that individual states should be able...
  • 4-Year-Old Expelled from Preschool over Mom’s Facebook Rant

    08/28/2014 2:39:29 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2014 | Jordan Valinsky
    Ashley Habat wasn’t thrilled that the school didn’t give her enough time to prep her son Will for picture day, reports a Jacksonville television station. Understandably, she ranted about the school on her personal Facebook page, writing, “Why is it that every single day there is something new I dislike about Will’s School? Are my standards really too high or are people working in the education field really just that ignorant?”
  • New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

    08/28/2014 2:21:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    OIL PRICE ^ | 08/28/2014 | James Stafford
    Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not just Saudi Arabia that has been left in North America’s dust -- Russia has, too. The surge in North American oil and gas production is arguably the most important development in energy over the last decade. That’s the good news. The not so good news is that North America doesn’t have nearly enough oil and gas pipelines to accommodate its 11-million-barrel-a-day...
  • 15 Things Truly Happy People Don’t Care For

    08/28/2014 2:11:57 PM PDT · by Vendome · 111 replies
    Interesting observation about happy people live. Me? I pretty much could care less what most people say about me. It's a Great Life if you Don't Weaken. Don't Take Life so Seriously, No is Getting Out of This Thing Alive. To be sure, there are serious moments in the course kf a day but, so what? Deal with it and be greatful for the rest of the day and find gratitude for the smallest of things. Some people see rain and go "Ugh! ". I see rain and imagine greener pastures, flower and if it's winter I definitely think "Rain?...
  • Why ‘Diversity’ in College Means Quotas

    08/28/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/28/2014 | Ben Cohen
    Earlier this year, Sonia Sotomayor appeared on ABC’s the week to plug her new book, My Beloved World. ABC reporter George Stephanopoulos declared that the Supreme Court Justice “knows that affirmative action made a difference in her life, and believes it’s still necessary.” Stephanopoulos continued, “There’s been a lot of scholarly work that says it’s not the best way to insure diversity in schools, and maybe if you focus on where people live, and how much money they make, you can get the same results, in a way that is less fractious.” To which the Justice responded, “…the problem with...
  • Guy Saves Hundreds By Displaying Homemade “Ginger Discount” Card At Local Businesses

    08/28/2014 1:11:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 28, 2014
    As if we need further proof that redheaded folks are smooth, savvy and otherwise generally awesome, one flame-haired fellow in Scotland is taking advantage of his coif’s color by flashing a homemade “Ginger Discount Card” to save on tabs at the bar, restaurants and anywhere he can buy stuff. It all started when his body made the card for his 30th birthday as a joke, reports The Scotsman, laminating an orange piece of paper bearing his photo and the words “Ginger Discount Card.” Figuring he might as well roll with the gag, he started trying to use it at local...
  • Maria Von Trapp, RIP

    08/28/2014 9:17:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/28/2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children---the real ones---died. Her name was Maria---not to be confused with the lady played by Julie Andrews, Maria Augusta Trapp, who died in 1987. Maria Von Trapp’s death in February 2014 marks the end of an era. The Sound of Music deserves its accolades as the Movie of the Year (1965) and one of the finest films ever made. Even my one-year-old granddaughter is mesmerized by the puppet scene. As a film it is an icon....
  • Feminists Furious About Roofie Detecting Nail Polish

    08/28/2014 8:34:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Most people have been celebrating a new nail polish invented by Undercover Colors, which changes color if it comes into contact with a date rape drug. And then there are the so-called feminists.
  • Sorry shorties, tall dudes have their pick of the dating pool

    08/28/2014 7:31:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2014 | Abby Phillip
    There is already a growing body of research suggesting that tall men are generally paid better and are viewed as more masculine and competent. A new paper suggests that their height advantage also spills over into personal lives. “There seems to be an almost universal agreement among men and women that they would prefer to be in a relationship where the man is taller,” said Abigail Weitzman, lead author of the study published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit organization that focuses on how the economy works.
  • It Begins: "Central Banks Should Hand Consumers Cash Directly"

    08/28/2014 6:53:33 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/26/2014 | Tyler Durden
    ... The reasoning was very simple: in a country (and world) drowning with debt, there are only two options to extinguish said debt: inflate it away or default. Anything else is kicking the can while making the problem even worse. ... Moments ago a stunning article appearing in the "Foreign Affairs" publication of the influential and policy-setting Council of Foreign Relations, titled "Print Less but Transfer More: Why Central Banks Should Give Money Directly to the People." ... In it we read the now conventional admission of failure by Keynesians, who however, unwilling to actually admit they have been wrong,...
  • Are we all Useful Idiots?

    08/28/2014 6:40:11 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.sodahead.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | MillerMedia
    A must read for all of us Americans! Reading the rules laid out below, we have to be concerned where we are headed. Saul Alinsky died about 43 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today. Hillary has her writings sealed, but recall that Hillary did her college thesis on his writings and Obama writes about him in his books. Obama's records are sealed as well! Saul David Alinsky, a writer, was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of the modern community organizing movement. He is...
  • Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    08/28/2014 2:25:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 3:43 AM EDT | Kurt Voigt
    Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven’t decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they’re not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions. In the poll, 44 percent of parents weren’t comfortable with their child playing football. The same percentage was uncomfortable with ice hockey, and 45 percent were uncomfortable with participation in wrestling. Only five percent, though, said they have discouraged their child from playing in the last...
  • Survey: Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown

    08/28/2014 1:21:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Josh Boak
    Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University. By contrast, in November 2009, five months after the recession officially ended, the Rutgers researchers found that only 49 percent thought the downturn would have lasting damage. And that was when the unemployment rate was 9.9 percent, compared with the current 6.2 percent. …
  • USDA: Yucky School Lunches Can Produce “Civic-Minded, Community-Conscious Adults”

    08/28/2014 12:04:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 27, 2014 - 11:43 AM
    Who imagined that the Obama administration’s effort to make school lunches more nutritious (but less delicious) would encourage children to become little community organizers? The U.S. Agriculture Department has found an upside to all those “healthy” school lunches that students refuse to eat: It says schools can use the plate waste as a “learning opportunity” to turn young students into “civic-minded, community-conscious adults.” …
  • Multimillionaire CEO caught on camera repeatedly kicking his friend's puppy 

    08/27/2014 11:08:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 94 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | august 27, 2014 | louise boyle
    A multimillionaire CEO has been caught on newly-released surveillance video repeatedly kicking a puppy. Des Hague was seen in an elevator in a Vancouver apartment building repeatedly booting the doberman pup in the stomach as it flinches against the wall.  He is the head of Centerplate, a $6 billion-dollar company which provides snacks at sports and entertainment arenas across the U.S., with more than 30,000 employees and clients including the Superdome in New Orleans, the Javits Center in New York City and college sports arenas like Notre Dame.  Centerplate released a statement on Tuesday which read: 'In no way do...
  • Marijuana should stay illegal, young Europeans say

    08/27/2014 8:56:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 22.08.14 @ 12:40 | Benjamin Fox
    A narrow majority of Europe’s youth would ban cannabis, according to new research published by Eurobarometer. Opinion was divided on whether cannabis should be banned. Forty-five percent believed that it should be regulated, while 53 percent felt it should be banned. Meanwhile, more than 90 percent of respondents added that hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine and ecstasy should be illegal. Eurobarometer interviewed more than 13,000 15-24 year olds across the bloc in June for the survey, which was released on Thursday (21 August). It focused on levels of drug use, perceived risk of certain substances, as well as opinions...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/27/2014 5:48:44 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are -- let me use this currently underused word -- normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, the Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch and his team at the University of...
  • Introducing Antonio Gramsci

    08/27/2014 4:49:25 PM PDT · by crusher · 9 replies
    The Steve Deace Show ^ | 8/13/2014 | Steve Deace
    I have long posited that the most important political/social theorist and tactician of the past century was the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci, who singlehandedly formulated the path to the malevolent political culture that has defeated liberty and under whose heel we suffer. The lineage is clear: Marx inspired Gramsci, Gramsci inspired Alinsky, and Alinsky inspired Hillary and Soetero. It is by Gramsci's design that collectivist central planners have captured every single social institution. If you do not understand Gamsci you cannot fully understand Alinsky and the appeal of fascism to the American Ruling Class. Broadcaster Steve Deace recently presented an...
  • Poor Americans Need Hope, Not Stigma

    08/27/2014 4:03:15 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 26, 2014 | Brandon Smith
    Recently, Daniel Payne argued that welfare “stigma” is invaluable and warrants a robust defense. This quixotic understanding of poverty in America will do very little to reform the current welfare system or alleviate poverty. Americans struggling in poverty need hope, not stigma, and the welfare system needs reform, not contempt. Payne argues that stigmatizing school children who receive a government-funded lunch at their elementary schools will somehow reduce the number of children who need government assistance. He seems particularly concerned that nine-year-olds realize Payne’s tax dollars has paid for their lunch. Although he does not fully embrace an “aggressive public...
  • Some Very British Problems (How British Are You?) (Imgur Pics)

    08/27/2014 2:56:56 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 24 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 27, 2014 | Gnarw0lves
    Click on the link for 10 British dilemmas
  • Fantasy football: Legal questions arise as gambling games grow

    08/27/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | EDDIE PELLS
    Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night. With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it's time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was. "There's importance in clarifying the law,"...
  • ESPN apologizes for reporting on whether Michael Sam is showering with his teammates after practice

    08/27/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    I don’t get it. After it found itself at the epicenter of a storm of criticism over a report on the shower habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player on an NFL roster, and his teammates, ESPN responded Wednesday morning with a further statement on the report.“ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.”…In its initial response to the firestorm, ESPN reponded Tuesday: “In response to recent questions about Sam fitting in with the team, multiple...
  • Freep a Poll: Should Florida lift its ban on same-sex marriages?

    08/27/2014 11:51:59 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    Yes, times have changed - 56% Only if the voters now agree - 9% Why aren't we listening to Bondi and waiting for the Supreme Court to rule? - 6% No, we shouldn't let activist judges tell us how to live - 30%
  • Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water

    08/27/2014 11:04:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 27, 2014
    Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water is the 29th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, September 24, 2014 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article Each team will consist of nine players. Unlike the first Blood vs. Water, it will feature all new players. Unlike the first Blood vs. Water, there will be no Redemption Island. Redemption Island had been previously announced for this series, but was cancelled and replaced with a new twist before shooting was to begin. It will be held in San Juan del...
  • Where's the Intelligent Design in Ohio House Bill 597?

    08/27/2014 7:41:49 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 5 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | August 27, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    Where's the Intelligent Design in Ohio House Bill 597? Casey Luskin August 27, 2014 5:56 AM | Permalink Just as they did back in 2006, the Darwin Lobby and the media have concocted a story that intelligent design is going to be taught in Ohio. According to a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch, "Intelligent design could be taught with Common Core's repeal," Ohio House Bill 597 "would allow intelligent design and creationism to be taught alongside evolution in science classes." You might expect that a bill to "allow intelligent design and creationism to be taught alongside evolution" would say...
  • Why a Slowdown in Housing Prices Is Great News

    08/27/2014 7:05:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/27/2014 | Neil Irwin
    There was some glumness in the latest news on housing prices. There shouldn’t be. Slower home price rises — and in some markets, outright declines — are a sign the housing market is starting to move past the boom-and-bust cycle of the last dozen years toward a market where sensible prices driven by local economic conditions prevail. The S.&P./Case-Shiller home price index showed prices rose 8.1 percent in 20 major cities in the 12 months ended in June, the lowest rate of increase since 2012. Compared with May’s prices, national home prices actually declined oh-so-slightly, by 0.1 percent, with six...
  • Chris Long didn't appreciate ESPN's Michael Sam shower segment

    08/26/2014 9:22:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 26, 2014 | Will Brinson
    Tuesday's SportsCenter featured an awkward break down of Michael Sam -- Rams defensive lineman and the first openly-gay player in the NFL -- and his shower habits. While Josina Anderson reported Kendall Langford said Sam is "one of the guys and seems to be taking a rookie approach in terms of listening and learning at his own pace" she also reported one unnamed Rams defensive player's position on Sam's showering with teammates. "Another defensive player told me Sam is 'respecting our space' and from his perspective he seems to think Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 1

    08/26/2014 7:01:46 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 26, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 1 If you're reading the College Football Czar’s week one picks, that must mean that yet another long summer of terrible TV is about to come to a merciful end. So – if you’ve been keeping a football around the house to talk to, with a face drawn on it like Wilson from Cast Away ... If you’ve gone to an empty football stadium during the offseason, sat there for hours, and told yourself that the reason there was no scoring was that Boston College was playing ... If a genie recently granted you whatever...
  • More Than Half Of All Americans Can’t Come Up With $400 In Emergency Cash… Unless They Borrow

    08/26/2014 3:51:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | August 11, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    Count yourself fortunate, or something, if you’re among the 48 percent of Americans who can cough up a spare $400 in emergency cash without having to beg, borrow or steal. According to a Federal Reserve report on American households’ “economic well-being” in 2013, fewer than half of all Americans said they’d be able to come up with four Benjamins on short notice to deal with an unexpected expense. The report, released last week by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, indicates a disparity between how Americans view their financial situation and the reality of where their finances actually...
  • Report: Response to climate-change survey led to CEO's departure from PR Giant, Edelman

    08/26/2014 2:48:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PR Week ^ | 08/2014 | Lindsay Stein and Frank Washkuch ,
    Edelman global CEO Richard Edelman said in a conversation with an editor of Vice’s Motherboard blog that former US CEO Mark Hass was fired from the agency in part because of the way he responded to an investigation into PR agencies’ work with climate-change deniers. Quoted by Motherboard senior editor Brian Merchant, the chief executive of the world’s largest PR agency said, "We fired the head of our US [division] in part because of that stupid note he wrote, about, you know, how we don’t answer these kinds of things." In response to inquiries from the Climate Investigations Center that...
  • Abu Dhabi Legal Expert Explains the Three Divorce Rule

    08/26/2014 1:55:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    A legal expert from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has clarified Sharia rules on divorce after a case last week where a couple sought to divorce for the third time. Muna Al Raeesi, head of legal aid at ADJD, said that when a husband and wife divorced for the first time, there was a waiting period known as “idda”, which is designed to give the couple time to reconcile without finalising the divorce procedure. The waiting period lasts for three of the wife’s menstrual cycles to ensure she is not pregnant. If she is pregnant, it lasts until the child...
  • Attention gay rights lobby: your feelings aren’t constitutionally protected

    08/26/2014 12:01:43 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    Attention gay rights lobby: I read of your latest conquest with great interest. A Catholic couple in New York has been charged and fined for violating the “rights” of a gay couple by choosing not to host a gay wedding on their farm. This story has garnered little interest and virtually no media attention, which is understandable considering that everything in the world had to take a backseat while the entire nation sat enthralled for two weeks by a local police matter in a place called Ferguson. Of course, the media only considers homicide to be a “local crime story”...
  • In One America, Guns and Diet. In the Other, Cameras and ‘Zoolander.’

    08/26/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 8/19/2014 | David Leonhardt
    In the hardest places to live in the United States, people spend a lot of time thinking about diets and religion. In the easiest places to live, people spend a lot of time thinking about cameras. This summer, The Upshot conducted an analysis of every county in the country to determine which were the toughest places to live, based on an index of six factors including income, education and life expectancy. Afterward, we heard from Hal Varian, the chief economist at Google, who suggested looking at how web searches differ on either end of our index. The results, based on...
  • Warren Buffet--**** anti-USA hypocrite who just exists to kill babies (vanity rant)

    08/26/2014 8:43:48 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 16 replies
    personal rant | 8/26/14 | Mamzelle
    So Warren wants to ruing the middle-class taxpayer with his Obama-worship, then hightail his ancient, fetid aZZ to a favorable tax climate. And his "legacy" is three million abortions. Has there been a worse human being in the news lately?
  • Attorney and Cop Scuffle after Traffic Stop (video)

    08/26/2014 8:41:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-29-2014 | YouTube.com
    ST. ALBANS (VT) — Police video and documents provided to the St. Albans Messenger show how an ordinary traffic stop last week degenerated into a physical altercation, which further disintegrated into the use of ethnic and homophobic slurs. Local attorney Peter J.R. Martin, 74, was stopped by Officer Mike Malinowski of the St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) Thursday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. for having tinted windows, which are not legal in Vermont. The incident occurred on Lake Road near Cherry Street at St. Albans Bay. Martin was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He has pleaded not...
  • The Taser Photoshoot: Portraits of People's Faces When Hit With A Stun Gun

    08/26/2014 7:57:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Fstoppers ^ | August 25, 2014 | Patrick Hall
    As a portrait photographer, I am always trying to make people feel comfortable in front of my camera so I can capture a real emotion from them. But what if I was able to make people feel so uncomfortable in front of the camera that I could guarantee an interesting portrait every time? This is the idea behind my latest series: The Taser Photoshoot. I've edited two different videos as well as a behind the scenes in the full post below.
  • North Dakota: Legendary Among States. Residents happy with the economy, education, air quality

    08/26/2014 6:00:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Gallup ^ | 08/27/2014 | by Art Swift
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Oil boom" is probably the first phrase that comes to mind when one thinks about North Dakota. Yet North Dakotans see their state as much more than oil. They are highly satisfied with their schools, their air quality, their ability to find a quality job, and their overall standard of living. In Gallup's comprehensive survey of all 50 states, North Dakota ranks No. 1 on a variety of indicators spanning economics, public affairs, education, the environment, and well-being. In 2014, North Dakota is a complex, thriving state that is adapting rapidly to the economic and social factors...