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  • Just Tweeted to Quicken

    03/03/2012 5:15:30 AM PST · by joeystoy · 14 replies
    3/3/2012 | J. Martini
    Re-financing current home and taking new loan on second home. Will never consider Quicken
  • Fluke vs Warren Buffet's Secretary

    03/03/2012 2:31:39 AM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 16 replies
    3/4/2012 | Keli Kilohana
    We know Ms. Fluke needs $3000 a year... Does anybody know how that compares to what Warren Buffet's secretary needs?
  • Cameron: 'Homosexuality Is Unnatural' [Piers Morgan Interview]

    Cameron: 'Homosexuality Is Unnatural' CNN March 2, 2012 Kirk Cameron believes homosexuality is unnatural, detrimental and ultimately destructive to foundations of civilization.
  • 18 Year Old Birthday Blues

    03/02/2012 10:24:32 PM PST · by kralcmot · 4 replies
    its a video, there is no body of the Thread
  • Brave New World (Vanity)

    03/02/2012 6:07:22 PM PST · by impimp · 1 replies
    2 March 2012 | impimp
    We are in a Brave New World just like the one Huxley depicted in his book. In the book, the government encourages sexual promiscuity and the use government-provided "soma" as a sexual aid. Now in the Democratic Party, birth control pills are a fundamental human right. Bonus points to whoever knows where number 26 comes from: 26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_new_world "Recreational sex is an integral part of society. According to the World State, sex is a social activity, rather than a means of reproduction (sex is encouraged from early childhood). The few women...
  • A fluke?

    03/02/2012 4:56:56 PM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 20 replies
    3/2/2012 | Terry Hagedorn
    Obama called Ms. Fluke to support her against what Rush Limbaugh called her. Why didn't he call Sarah Palin to support her against what Bill Maher called her?
  • Sheperd Smith Live from Miami

    03/02/2012 4:27:26 PM PST · by publius321 · 37 replies
    Sheperd is anchoring Live from Miami and I noticed that he looks really sick tonight. What was/he doing there???
  • Should Doctors Give Patients a Chance to Die Differently?

    03/02/2012 2:45:01 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 2nd, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    When I read the WSJ article "Why Doctors Die Differently," I thought to myself, I wish Dad could have read that. The article referenced doctors getting terminally ill news about themselves. A lot of them chose to do no treatments. If they were suffering from cancer, they did not undergo radiation and chemotherapy. They treated their illnesses the way that was best for them.
  • Has anybody noticed that the GOP-E fights harder against conseratives than that Nazi guy?

    03/02/2012 6:53:50 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies
    Vanity
    I was reading something regarding that big government national socialist running for office in Illinois, he's out there denying the holocaust, but all of that is fairly common knowledge, and it hit me: You would think the GOP establishment would rush to get rid of him. But they're not(are they?), they're doing much more work to get rid of us conservatives instead. What does that tell you about the establishment?
  • Device Sent To Rush Limbaugh 'A Business Opportunity';Bomb Squad Called ...

    03/02/2012 6:34:38 AM PST · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    WPBF.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | staff reporter
    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A package sent to Rush Limbaugh's home that prompted a call to the bomb squad was nothing more than "a business opportunity," WPBF 25 News' Ari Hait reported Thursday night. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad was called to Limbaugh's Palm Beach home to assist the Palm Beach Police Department after the well-known radio host received a package from Pennsylvania earlier in the day.
  • [Vanity] WARNING!! The Lorax...

    03/02/2012 5:11:43 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 34 replies · 458+ views
    Two reviews I read ^ | 3-2-12 | Me
    Before I read the two reviews of this animated feature this morning, I had said to myself over the past few weeks: "Pharmboy, this movie must really be awful since you cannot look anywhere without seeing some sort of promotion for it. A cry for help if I've ever seen one."Well, it appears even worse than that. I read two reviews (The New York Times and the New York Post) and both HATED this dreck, and each said that the absolute preachiness was worse than Al Gore and Obama, respectively. You know what to expect: bad corporations raping the environment....
  • The High Price of Living Alone

    03/01/2012 10:16:42 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 64 replies · 178+ views
    US News via Yahoo! ^ | 3/1/12 | Kimberly Palmer
    In his new book, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, sociologist Eric Klinenberg documents the incredible boom in people living on their own, and explores why so many people are willing to pay a premium to have a home all to themselves. "It has a real value to people and they're willing to find a way to afford it," says Klinenberg. Today, about 31 million Americans live on their own. Klinenberg, who's now married with children, paints an attractive picture of single life: His subjects, who live in urban areas, enjoy setting their own schedules...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Attend Couples Therapy Amid Reconciliation

    03/01/2012 1:09:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/01/2012 | y Benge Nsenduluka
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are desperately trying to salvage their marriage and have reportedly started participating in couples therapy. Although Shriver filed for divorce in July after 25 years of marriage, following the news that Schwarzenegger fathered a love child with, Mildred Patricia Baena, the family's long-term nanny, she is now reconsidering due to her Catholic values, according to the New York Post. "Maria is a devout Catholic and doesn't believe in divorce, but is still struggling with the profound heartbreak and humiliation she endured by him. Arnold is desperate to save the marriage; he and Maria are having...
  • Bringing 'Alien Torts' to America

    03/01/2012 11:48:15 AM PST · by Martin_Schmidt · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/28/2012 | David B. Rivkin Jr., and Lee Casey
    This Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases that should interest every U.S. company doing business overseas, and especially those operating in the developing world. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. and Mohamed v. Palestinian Authority raise the issue of whether corporations can be sued for violations of international law under U.S. statutes, including the Alien Tort Statute. The ATS was adopted in 1789 by the first U.S. Congress. The statute permits suits by aliens in federal courts for certain alleged international-law violations, but it was moribund for nearly 200 years and its purpose remains opaque. The...
  • Real inflation at 8%?

    03/01/2012 9:07:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Ben Bernanke claims not to worry over the inflationary impact of rising gas prices. In testimony to the House Financial Services Committee yesterday, the Fed chair said that gas price hikes would temporarily bump inflation upward and reduce disposable income, but that the impact would not be lasting, nor deflect from the long-term trend of stable inflation rates: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke downplayed the long-term consequences of high gasoline prices on Wednesday, while urging lawmakers to establish a careful plan to restore the country’s fiscal sustainability. …The economy will likely see short-term inflation from higher gasoline prices, which could...
  • World Government? Norman Cousins & Surrender By Subterfuge!

    03/01/2012 8:24:06 AM PST · by Ohioan · 9 replies
    Truth Based Logic Domain ^ | February 29, 2012 | William Flax
    To any American, dedicated to the promise of the Founders to secure the "Blessings of Liberty" to their posterity, a surrender of what those brave men achieved on the battlefield can never be acceptable. But that is not the only fundamental flaw in the Cousins "argument." There is an implied premise, in the claim that we must have World Government to prevent the Nations of the world from savaging one another, that there is no effective alternative, or alternatively that a World Government would be more likely to prevent the horrors of modern war than would, for example, the traditional...
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says Britain should return Falklands to Argentina

    02/29/2012 7:08:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:30PM GMT 29 Feb 2012 | Barney Henderson
    Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has reportedly stated that Britain should return the Falkland Islands, saying "Las Malvinas belong to Argentina". In an interview with Chilean television, Waters, who is on tour in South America, allegedly said he was "as ashamed as I possibly could be of our colonial past ... When we were out raping and plundering and stealing". The reported comments came as Argentina's industry minister called for all British imports to be banned as tensions escalate between the two countries ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. A journalist for the Chilean TVN state channel...
  • Justice Dept. to review NYPD over Muslim Spying

    02/29/2012 5:39:31 PM PST · by wtd · 7 replies · 42+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | 2/28/2012 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    If Holder Does This, What Will Happen When The Wood Is Dry? "A group of Muslim students gather outside Rutgers' Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark, N.J., Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, after the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), along with the Rutgers University Muslim Alumni Association and other groups held a news conference to address concerns about the spying conducted by the New York City Police Department on the Muslim community in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (AP) WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Tuesday that, months after receiving complaints about the...
  • Get Ready, Ladies: Leap Day Is Also Sadie Hawkins Day (From Irish Tradition to Li'l Abner)

    02/29/2012 5:09:17 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 02/19/2012 | MELISSA LOCKER |
    --snip-- As for Sadie Hawkins, she hit the U.S. pop cultural shores back in 1937, when Sadie Hawkins Day was introduced in pen and ink in Al Capps classic comic strip Lil Abner. In the comic, Sadie Hawkins was a spinster at the age of 35, so her father set up a race for local bachelors. Whoever Sadie caught was going to be her husband. The town, and the reading audience, loved the idea and the race became an annual fixture of the comic strip, and soon spread into real-life society, spawning Sadie Hawkins Day dances.
  • Soros ex: Lets play tapes

    02/29/2012 4:21:12 PM PST · by opentalk · 30 replies
    NYPost/Reuters ^ | February 29, 2012 | Reuters
    Adriana Ferreyr, the bombshell Brazilian ex-girlfriend of billionaire George Soros, says she has her own bomb to drop. In court papers filed yesterday she says she has recorded conversations with Soros, as well as with his reps, which support her claim he reneged on a promise to buy her a $1.9 million apartment. Sources say the taped conversations with Soros are highly personal in nature. The court papers claim Soros own representatives told Ferreyr, What George had done does seem very cruel and arbitrary, and that they were sympathetic to [her] situation and did not know why George was being...
  • The Truth About Education?? You Cant Handle The Truth

    02/29/2012 1:09:37 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 23 replies
    RightSideNews.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Our Education Establishment, in plain sight, is doing a second-rate job. Who, we should ask, is in charge of this train wreck, and what motivates them? First, lets add up the evidence. The fifty million functional illiterates. The one million dyslexics. The poor performance against international competition, despite our huge budgets. The ignorance of average Americans about basic geographical, historical, and scientific information. SAT scores slide; kids cannot multiply and divide; students reach college not knowing what six times seven is. About 65% of the children in fourth and eighth grades are reading at a level below proficient, that is,...
  • Elderly golfers go berserk after teen prank

    02/29/2012 12:34:53 PM PST · by illiac · 54 replies · 2+ views
    WND Diversions ^ | 2/29/12 | WND Diversions
    SHALIMAR, Fla. When people think of winter golfing in Florida, they often think of a calm, restful experience enjoying the lush, green scenery and balmy breezes of the Sunshine State. What usually does not come to mind is a sudden blast from an air horn by mischief-minded teenagers. But such a situation took place over the weekend, prompting a pair of elderly golfers to go ballistic with a golf-ball finder.
  • 'Modesty Patrol lynched me'

    02/29/2012 9:26:49 AM PST · by Fyvush · 12 replies
    ynet news ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | Yaron Doron
    A 70-year-old ultra-Orthodox woman found herself the target of a brutal religious hate crime on Monday night, when four thugs broke into her home and beat her up before leaving her handcuffed and bleeding.
  • No jobs? Just learn to code

    02/29/2012 7:28:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 02/29/2012 | Ruti Polacheck
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) Unemployment is at 8.9%? Well, you sure dont feel it here in the Bay Area. For the technology-versed, there are plenty of jobs to be had. The only natural conclusion is that we need to mint more coders. Facebook is not valued at $100 billion for nothing, and its not the only tech company thats growing. The CBOE Technology Index (XX:ZOC) is hovering around its 10-year high, slowly making its way back to where it was in the wake of the new millennium. The current technological growth is real. The technology market is booming, and every...
  • Motivational Music & Lyrics for Today's Times (Vanity)

    02/29/2012 7:17:17 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/29/12 | Hoagy62
    I recently started hearing a piece of music on the 'Air 1" radio network, and I thought I'd share it with all of you fine folks on Free Republic. In recent days, we've had a lot of discouragement. Between the economy, gas prices, unemployment, and politicians who are either clueless or intentionally trying to destroy the country...it's easy to get depressed. I heard this song not too long ago called "We Won't Give Up" by a Christian rock group called The Afters. They said they wrote it as kind of a "sports style" song, the kind one might play to...
  • MEET THE NEXT CEO OF MICROSOFT: Steven Sinofsky Is The Heir Apparent

    02/29/2012 6:47:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Business Insider ^ | 02/29/2012 | Matt Rosoff
    It was summer 2009. Microsoft had just shipped the final code for Windows 7 to PC manufacturers, who had begun burning it onto the tens of millions of new computers that would ship that Christmas. It should have been a triumphant moment for Steven Sinofsky. In just over three years of running Windows, Sinofsky and his team had managed to clean up the worst messes in Windows Vista, add some new features and a fresh coat of paint, and most importantly get it out the door on time, before the holiday season. The branding was refreshingly simple, a...
  • Santorum is right; college is overrated

    02/29/2012 6:40:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 02/27/2012 | By Eric Ingemunson
    I was curious to see what would happen to Rick Santorum after being subjected to the harsh glare of the media spotlight, now that he's the Republican flavor of the week. It speaks highly of him that one of the worst things you can say about him is about a comment he made about college attendance. On MSNBC Monday night, Ed Shultz expressed shock that Santorum would say that President Obama is a snob for insisting that everyone goes to college. The progressive media framed his comment like this: "President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to...
  • Man Bursts Into Flames After Accidentally Drinking Gasoline, Lighting Cigarette

    02/29/2012 5:46:12 AM PST · by mmanager · 64 replies
    AP via CBS ^ | 2/29/12 | CBS
    <p>HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina man is dead after police say he accidentally drank from a jar of gasoline and then smoked a cigarette.</p> <p>Havelock police received a 911 call about 9:55 p.m. Monday after 43-year-old Gary Allen Banning set himself on fire. Banning was transported to UNC Burn Center in Chapel Hill, where he died early Tuesday morning.</p>
  • The Dumbest Generation: Gen Y's Political Stupidity In a Single Chart

    02/29/2012 5:41:47 AM PST · by NamVet71MP · 39 replies
    reason.com ^ | 12/17/2012 | Mike Riggs
    A new survey from the Pew Internet Center confirms every suspicion I harbor about people my age: Despite unprecedented access to information, technology, wealth, and food, we are basically retarded.
  • Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Frequents Sex Clubs

    02/29/2012 3:19:45 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 70 replies · 7+ views
    Mark this in your book of bizarre celebrity sightings. Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is somewhat of a regular at a Devore, California sex club, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. According to a source who has been a member of Freedom Acres swingers club for nearly half a decade, Hawking, 70, shows up to the club with a bevy of nurses and assistants and has naked woman grind on him.
  • Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown (Greek Mercenary Helmet, Circa 600 B.C.)

    02/28/2012 9:07:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Live Science ^ | 28 February 2012 | Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor
    Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown A Greek bronze helmet, covered with gold leaf and decorated with snakes, lions and a peacock's tail (or palmette), has been discovered in the waters of Haifa Bay in Israel. But how this helmet ended up at the bottom of the bay is a mystery. The helmet dates back around 2,600 years and likely belonged to a wealthy Greek mercenary who took part in a series of wars, immortalized in the Bible, which ravaged the region at that time. Archaeologists believe that he likely fought for an Egyptian pharaoh named Necho II. Dredging discovery...
  • Mental Health Problems Plague Transgender Kids

    02/28/2012 8:26:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies · 1+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 20 February 2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    Kids who are distressed because they feel their physical body doesn't match their gender suffer from high rates of psychiatric symptoms, such as depression and suicide attempts, a new study finds. In a sample of children and adolescents treated at the Endocrine Division at Children's Hospital Boston, young people who experienced distress about the "mismatch" between their body's sex and their mental gender had high rates of psychiatric complications (before any gender treatment). Kids who don't get treatment, whether for financial reasons or because their parents aren't supportive, likely have higher rates of psychiatric problems, said study researcher Scott Leibowitz,...
  • Mysterious 'Dog-Headed Pig Monster' Terrorizes Africa

    02/28/2012 7:54:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Yahoo/LiveScience.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2012 | Benjamin Radford
    Residents in northern Namibia, on the southwest coast of Africa, have reported being terrorized by a bizarre dog-pig hybrid creature. The animal is said to be mostly white and unlike anything the villagers have ever seen, with a doglike head and the broad, round, nearly hairless back and shoulders of a giant pig. The beast was spotted chasing and attacking dogs, goats and other domestic animals in this arid region not far from the Kalahari desert. As often happens when rumors of monsters spread in rural areas around the world, some locals have taken extra safety precautions, such as traveling...
  • People Aren't Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say

    02/28/2012 8:11:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 28 February 2012 | Natalie Wolchover
    The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens (the majority of them, at least) can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it. But a growing body of research has revealed an unfortunate aspect of the human psyche that would seem to disprove this notion, and imply instead that democratic elections produce mediocre leadership and policies. The research, led by David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, shows that incompetent people are inherently unable to judge the competence of other people, or the quality of those people's ideas. For example, if people lack expertise...
  • Why did they do it?

    02/27/2012 1:15:49 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 9 replies
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | February 27, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    Leave it to our current crop of mental health professionals not to understand self-sacrifice. The Denver Post recently recalled two separate murderous incidents where two women, Jaquie Creazzo and Jeannie VanVelkinburgh, unsuccessfully tried to intervene and prevent the unrelated murders of strangers. Both women were left paralyzed during their noble attempts. Why did they do it? is the question being pondered by experts, according to Leaf Van Boven, associate professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado. Obviously the concept of altruism is lost on many intellectuals. They may have an acute emotionally intense feeling of right and...
  • Scott Walker: Anti Union law is working

    02/27/2012 12:18:56 PM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 6 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 02/27/2012 | David Chalian
    Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin who is battling an effort to recall him from office, told Yahoo News that his controversial law that ended many collective bargaining rights for public-sector employees and sparked protests from labor unions and their allies one year ago is accomplishing his goal. "You've literally had tens of millions of dollars of savings all throughout the state just by allowing, through our reforms, by allowing school districts to bid out their health insurance," he said. "The law is working," he added in an interview with Yahoo News in which he said he was able...
  • Lying and deception can be justified, says climate change ethics expert ( Need the $$$)

    02/27/2012 12:06:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Bishop Hill blog ^ | Feb 27, 2012 | Bishop Hill
    James Garvey, a philosopher and the author of The Ethics of Climate Change has written a defence of Peter Gleick at the Guardian:What Heartland is doing is harmful, because it gets in the way of public consensus and action. Was Gleick right to lie to expose Heartland and maybe stop it from causing further delay to action on climate change? If his lie has good effects overall if those who take Heartland's money to push scepticism are dismissed as shills, if donors pull funding after being exposed in the press then perhaps on balance he did the right...
  • In Grand Marais, pattern emerges of older men pursuing teen girls

    02/27/2012 11:42:01 AM PST · by DManA · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | 2/27/12 | Dan Krakar
    "We started hearing about these 20-, 25-, 30-year-old men who were constantly at football games, around the teenage girls, and who somehow believed that it was a great thing to be sleeping with virgins," she said. "And I was aghast."
  • Insufferable Portland

    02/27/2012 11:29:49 AM PST · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 5, 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    Things began to unravel in 1973, when the Oregon legislature required cities in the state to set development boundaries with the goal of preserving farmland from “leapfrog development”​—​that is, new subdivisions not adjacent to established developments. Portland became the first major city with an “urban growth boundary.” This fact opened up a world of possibilities that are still being inflicted upon us. “Urban planners have long believed in a land-use-transportation connection that would allow them to manipulate one through the other,” writes Cato Institute senior fellow Randal O’Toole in a damning policy paper on the failure of Portland’s growth policies....
  • Meryl Streep in Rare Company with 3rd Oscar

    02/27/2012 6:51:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 2+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 02/27/2012
    Meryl Streep joined a very exclusive club on Sunday, winning her third acting Oscar for her role as a strident Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Streep, 62, won best actress for her 17th Oscar nomination, the most times any performer has been nominated by the Academy. Her third win put her in a category with other three-time Oscar winners Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Ingrid Bergman. Only Katharine Hepburn with four wins had more. She joked about how many times she's been up for acting's highest honors. "When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear...
  • Gleick declares in Manns book review (after phishing Heartland) there IS a war on

    02/26/2012 10:00:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 5+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | February 25, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From Amazons list of Gleick book reviews hereMust read for the real history of the climate debate and the war by deniers,February 8, 2012 This review is from: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (Hardcover) Michael Mann a world class scientist and communicator about the seriousness of climate change has finally put all of the recent history (sordid, indeed) about climate denial, attacks on climate scientists, and serial and intentional efforts by climate skeptics and deniers (a word many of them self-apply) into a book. As the title suggests, there IS...
  • The Funding Imbalance ( AGW Cult vs the Skeptic's Heartland Institute)

    02/26/2012 9:41:45 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Mr Worthing (Blog) ^ | Sunday, 26 February 2012 | Malcolm
    Richard North at the EU Referendum blog provides some interesting comment regarding funding. While the warmists are successfully focusing attention on the minor-league operations of the Heartland Institute, with a total budget for all its issues, which include health care, education, and technology policy, of around $4.4 million, their own funding arrangements, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars, are largely evading scrutiny. .... The Climate Works Foundation, though, is of special interest as it was in 2008, awarded $460,800,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a grant-making organisation with assets of $7.2 billion, which disbursed $353,400,000 in grants...
  • They made a statue of us

    02/26/2012 4:39:43 PM PST · by Zeneta · 13 replies
    me | today | me
    Sweet Disposition, Won't stop til it's over. The Thrill is gone: The Irony of this live performance at the White House is astounding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc7y4PCyREo&feature=related
  • Doomsday Preppers

    02/26/2012 9:19:57 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 22 replies
    Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of lifes uncertainties. And with our experts assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality.
  • ***How Can Donald Trump NOT Support Newt After The California Speech***

    02/26/2012 9:16:28 AM PST · by The Wizard · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Stardate:1202.26
    How can anyone with a modicum of brains and experience NOT support Newt after that tremendous rebuttal of bambi at the California GOP meeting Newt was incredible at refuting all the lies, and kids, that what they are LIES, told by bambi on energy How can Jan Brewer not support Newt when he and he alone has put forth a comprehensive plan for HER border And how can the media refuse to play this speech so America can see it: well....they are scared of Newt and that should tell you all something.
  • The Gleick affair is further proof of the warmists' endless credulity ( But UK funding continues)

    02/25/2012 9:25:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sunday 26 February 2012 | Christopher Booker
    Dr Peter Gleick provides more evidence that the supporters of the Cause will stop at nothing. Magical thinking: a rainmaker in Kenya, whose credibility is being funded by British taxpayers Photo: DFID/International Development Research Centre/Thomas Omondi What a very odd situation we find ourselves in, due to the extraordinary transformation in recent years of the so-called debate over global warming. Last week, The Sunday Telegraph reported that, as part of Britains overseas aid budget, the Department for International Development is well on the way to spending 1.5 billion on a mass of climate-related projects across the world. These range from...
  • Horse's name sparks racial controversy ["*Pogrom"]

    02/25/2012 8:48:53 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    AZ Republic | Feb. 24, 2012 | Sonja Haller
    Title and link only.
  • Act of Valor Stephen Baldwin And Kevin McCullough

    02/25/2012 7:50:40 PM PST · by X3MEDIA · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/25/12 | XtreMEDIA
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  • EPA Budget Judgment Day Coming Up

    02/25/2012 3:42:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 2+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | February 25, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Id ask EPAs Lisa Jackson about the legality of disappearing the over $468,000 dollars in grants to Peter Gleicks Pacific Institute from the EPA grants database, then putting them back, all without any public notice. Since 2007, Gleicks PI has received over 1 million in taxpayers money. In 2007 they got $647,000 dollars in two grants from the EPA, which also disappeared this week. When an FOIA request was made to the EPA, they mysteriously returned. Showdown at the EPA corralSource: Junk Science By Steve MilloyMarch 2 should be a date that lives in infamy for the Obama Environmental Protection...
  • Peter Gleick lecturing the U.S. Senate on deceitful tactics (February 7, 2007 )

    02/25/2012 3:29:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 25, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Copner alerts us in comments to this public document:Testimony of Dr. Peter Gleick, February 7, 2007 Senate Commerce, Science, and TransportationTable 1 Categories of Deceitful Tactics and Abuse of the Scientific Process (source: P.H. Gleick, Pacific Institute, 2007)There are many tactics used to argue for or against scientific conclusions that are inappropriate, involve deceit, or directly abuse the scientific process.Personal (Ad Hominem) Attacks This approach uses attacks against the character, circumstances, or motives of a person in order to discredit their argument or claim, independent of the scientific evidence. Demonization Guilt by Association Challenge to Motive (such as greed or...