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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." "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
    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 ^ | 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 Capp’s classic comic strip Li’l 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: Let’s 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...