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  • Yeti Sightings On The Rise In Russia - In Other News: Russian Vodka Consumption Shocks Even Russians

    10/02/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Sun ^ | September 26, 2012 | The Sun
    'Yeti' Sightings On The Rise In Russia A group of yetis are on the loose in Sibera, fishermen and a forestry worker have claimed. There were three reported sightings in recent weeks. One person who reported spying the beast said “We shouted, ‘Do you need help?’ They rushed away, all in fur, walking on two legs, making their way through the bushes and with two other limbs, straight up the hill. The person who made the report added: “It could not be bears, as the bear walks on all fours, and they ran on two. Then they were gone.” On...
  • Why The 'Law School Bubble' Is Worse Than The Mortgage Crisis

    10/02/2012 1:45:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/13/2012 | Erin Fuchs
    Paul Campos acknowledges a certain "tension" between his dual roles as law professor and author of the blog "Inside the Law School Scam." "Of course I feel conflicted," Campos told Business Insider. "I should emphasize that when I started as a law professor [in 1990] it cost literally $3,000 to go to law school." My, how things have changed. Tuition at University of Colorado where Campos teaches has climbed to $32,000 a year. Costs have risen even higher at elite universities, while the job outlook for most law school grads remains bleak. Campos – whose book "Don't Go To Law...
  • Libertarian Ideology Blinds Republicans on Prop. 31

    10/02/2012 11:48:24 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 4 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Wayne Lusvardi
    When I recently spoke before an Orange County crowd of Republicans at a ballot forum as the “No on Proposition 31” speaker, I was not surprised to find opposition. One person offered the observation that it was all those “country club Republicans” that stood to benefit from the corporate welfare of Prop. 31 who were in favor of it. To the contrary, it is libertarian ideology that has blinded Republicans to what Prop. 31 really is all about.
  • Palo Alto's Arastradero Road stays as a three-lane road, council decides

    10/02/2012 3:05:35 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/02/2012 | Jason Green
    Despite lingering controversy, a busy stretch of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto will remain three lanes of traffic indefinitely, the city council decided Monday night.
  • British workers 'are the most depressed in Europe' as one in four is diagnosed with the illness

    10/01/2012 7:29:00 PM PDT · by traumer · 10 replies
    European survey found 26% of British workers diagnosed with depression Britons and Germans took the most time off as a result - 41 days on average British workers are the most likely to be diagnosed with depression in Europe, a survey has found. The worrying extent of the illness in the UK was laid bare by the poll that revealed 26 per cent of Britons had received the diagnosis from their GP, compared with 12 per cent of Italians. Those in the UK also took the most time off as a result of the illness, recording 41 days on average...
  • At Your Whit's end? Stop Defiance, Sibling Fights - Kirk Martin

    10/01/2012 7:04:29 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 23, 201 | American Family Association
    Having a REALLY hard time with our family right now. Youngest has ADHD and is REALLY "strong-willed". HATES "authority". Older is sweet and passive. Hubby is passive, as well. Really hard, family dynamic, ATM. Found this vid. Pretty inspiring. Enjoy!
  • California to allow illegals drivers licenses...and votes thanks to the motor voter law

    10/01/2012 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Keith Brown · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | October 1, 2012, 9:35 AM
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy. The bill requires the department to accept as proof of legal residence whatever document the federal government provides to participants in its deferred action program. Cedillo said his bill will make roads safer while letting young immigrants drive to school and to work. His reasoning drew...
  • CAIR Canada Proposes Abolishing Secularism as a Principle of Society

    10/01/2012 2:54:12 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Tundra Tabloids ^ | 10/1/2012 | KGS
    CAIR CANADA PROPOSES ABOLISHING SECULARISM AS A PRINCIPLE OF SOCIETY……… Tundra Tabloids blogger, KGS has been been live blogging the OSCE event taking place in Warsaw Poland, and the rep from CAIR affiliate in Canada just hurled a major bombshell at the meeting, From Europe News’s Facebook page: 5:28: CAIR Canada openly requests the abolishment of secularism as a principle of society, for the reason that ‘Secularism’ constitutes only another belief, that should not be granted special status. Further, she emphasizes that we should obey and respect all law set up by the State (that would include blasphemy laws), and...
  • 10 Best Survival Foods At Your Local Supermarket

    10/01/2012 12:20:57 PM PDT · by djf · 383 replies
    Activist Post ^ | Oct 1, 2012
    As food prices continue to skyrocket, having a bulk supply of food is a great investment. But it also provides security and peace of mind against potential emergencies. By now most people should be aware that grocery stores only have about 3 days of food in stock when crises strike. So if anything was to disrupt the food supply chain for an extended period of time, there would be untold chaos in most communities. Any number of events could trigger mass disruption to a fragile food system, many of which are well documented and even predicted. Even NASA has warned...
  • Amazing video: Spanish Air Force 43rd Group

    10/01/2012 5:32:43 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 26 replies
    Vimeo ^ | Sept 1, 2012 | Hidros (video poster)
    A friend, who's a US commercial airlines pilot, sent this video to me, and it's just amazing. The skill of a water take-off, water-dump on fires, a water landing and re-filling, and taking-off again, probably dozens and hundreds of times, is absolutely amazing. Looks like 3+ -aircraft involved. The photography/video is beautifully done. This is the Spanish AF, though I've not see any USAF videos of this, but a few films of private firms dumping a reddish fire retardant on the western fires this past summer. I can't even begin to imagine the skill this takes. Anyway, enjoy it and...
  • John Dewey Is a Fraud

    10/01/2012 5:10:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2012 | By Bruce Deitrick Price
    It is generally agreed that John Dewey (1859-1952) is the Father of American Education and the Greatest American Educator Ever. The problem with the labels is that John Dewey, albeit a genius, was not an educator in the sense that most people use this word. He was not interested in teaching as most people understand that term, as for example in the statement "I teach French." Dewey was not primarily concerned with teaching new information. He was concerned with inculcating new attitudes. John Dewey was a social engineer -- one might even say a community organizer. He believed that socialism...
  • Freeper Fun;If Romney Wins In A Landslide,What Will&Should Be Major Front Page Headlines?

    09/30/2012 6:29:12 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 176 replies
    As we are all hoping and praying for a "Reagan Landslide",lets assume Obama loses every swing state and the Colorado University is right once again.What can we expect to see on the front page of the Times,Post,Various Tribunes,TIME,etc? You have to wonder how the owners of the New York Times will handle the embarrassing loss.Will there be a headline declaring that we are all racists? or maybe that Romney won under a GOP Conspiracy?,Hmm, wasn't that the case with Obama&ACORN? Well fellow conservatives,lets see some of your "Predicted Headlines" and please use Photoshop or WORD.
  • HK tycoon offers $65M dowry for gay daughter

    09/30/2012 5:20:01 PM PDT · by Renfield · 17 replies
    mail.com ^ | 9-28-2012 | Kelvin Chan
    <p>HONG KONG (AP) — The daughter of a flamboyant Hong Kong tycoon who has offered $65 million to any man who can woo her away from her lesbian partner said she's not upset with her father. Still, it's unlikely she will be accepting any of the marriage proposals flooding in.</p>
  • Off-Color Remark Lands Ice Cream Maker In Hot Water [Was Asked If Ice Cream Gelatin Contains Pork?]

    09/30/2012 11:43:58 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    NBCNews ^ | September 30, 2012 | Ben Popken
    Off-Color Remark Lands Ice Cream Maker In Hot Water By Ben Popken The CEO of a 100-year old Montana ice cream maker has offered to resign after he made what was perceived to be a racist remark on the company's Facebook wall. The brouhaha began when a self-identified Muslim customer asked on the Facebook page if the Wilcoxson Ice Cream contained pork in the gelatin used to make it. “We don't deliver outside of Montana, certainly not Pakistan,” CEO Matt Shaeffer wrote back. The customer replied that the comment was “rude” for assuming he lived in Pakistan. Underneath the customer's...
  • President Gone Royal: Your Taxes Are Being Used For Obama's Luxuries: {video or link to book}

    09/30/2012 11:43:06 AM PDT · by djone · 6 replies
    From the sublime to the ridiculous to the truly obscene, the various perks and privileges bestowed on our Chief Executive, our self-proclaimed man of the people, include the extravagant foolishness of having twenty-six cabin crewmembers on Air Force One, along with FIVE (5) chefs! In the White House theatre, two projectionists sleep in in order to remain on duty at all times, should a First Family member or guest fancy a film. A dog walker is also always on hand. One was reported to be paid $102,000 a year to walk and pick up after the first-family s canine. On...
  • President's Aplogists Perplexing

    09/30/2012 10:06:37 AM PDT · by campg · 6 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 9/30/2012 | Dennis Clayson
    Dr. Barbara Bellar, a former nun, Army major, medical doctor and Illinois politician recently put this into perspective. I quote: "So let me get this straight. We are going to be gifted with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly adds 10 million more people without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but exempted themselves from it and signed by the president who smokes, with funding...
  • Vietnam POW Thanks the American People

    09/29/2012 6:01:32 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    P.O.W. Network ^ | unknown | Terry L. Boyer
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the American people, for what you have been to me during my imprisonment: a source of courage. The love, honor, and gifts you have bestowed upon me since my return have meant a good deal to me. I have yet to determine in my own mind what I have done that is deserving of this consideration. For some reason, you people insist on calling me a hero. I would like to say that I am not the hero- you, the American people, are the heroes. You have made the United...
  • Prepper tools

    09/29/2012 5:08:42 PM PDT · by outofsalt · 93 replies
    Vanity (hey, it's not a blog!) | 9/29/2012 | Outofsalt
    I have been pondering emergency preparations for some time and enjoy the prepper threads from which I've learned a lot and have applied much. I was trying to find some good articles on essential tools for "a really bad day" scenario or, TEOTWAWKI. Many articles include things like cash and shelter and first aid. Even post it notes and looms have made some lists. I am looking for ideas for hand operated essentials and have my own list...Please help flesh out these ideas.
  • Why You Shouldn't Play Hide and Seek [More Nanny State Insanity]

    09/29/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT · by varyouga · 36 replies
    Momtastic Magazine ^ | 6/25/2012 | Rachel
    Recently it was banned from a playground in England, the topic of a sex convict’s confession in New Zealand, the subject of a child’s funeral here in the United States and the reason for a 911 call in my own back yard. Can you guess what it is? Hide and Seek. Yes, hide and seek. In our era of parenting, there are two philosophies regarding children’s interactions with the world that have seemingly emerged. Philosophy one views the world as a mostly safe place that we need to allow our children to freely experience and explore, and philosophy two views...
  • The Great Sonny Rollins on Why Jazz Is "King of All Musics"

    09/29/2012 12:13:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Sep. 28 2012 | Dave Pehling
    Long celebrated as one of the greatest tenor players in the history of jazz, saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins has been refining the art of creative improvisation for almost seven decades. A precocious youth growing up in Harlem during the golden age of jazz, a teenage Rollins led a band that included such future heavyweights as alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, drummer Art Taylor, and pianist Kenny Drew. The spark apparent in his playing would lead to a mentorship by iconic composer Thelonious Monk and early work with such pioneering figures as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Rollins would go on to...
  • 2013 Poet Laureate nominees (if Bam wins? )

    09/29/2012 12:25:00 PM PDT · by tsomer · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jan 2009 | Elizabeth Alexander
    If 'bam get's reelected, will we host another extravaganza? Will we have another poet reciting verse. In case you forgot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7eH7U3vCLQ Well, this time, let's give somebody else a turn at the podium. I nominate Snoop Dogg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaCodgL9cvk&feature=relmfu
  • Preppers List : 10 Things To Do Now!

    09/29/2012 9:57:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 185 replies
    thesurvivalistblog ^ | M.D. Creekmore
    No matter how much I beg, some of you, no doubt haven’t done anything to prepare (you know who you are). I don’t know what else to do. All I can do is give you the information, it’s up to you to act. No one can do it for you. No doubt some of you are intimidated by my repeated suggestions of storing and using whole grains. If it doesn’t come from the supermarket shelf it’s strange and unfamiliar and you want no part of it. Fair enough. But you still need to prepare. Here are ten things that you...
  • Are You A Mod or Rocker ????

    Mods (moderns) and Rockers (rock and roll) strived against each other in the 1960's . Some called them plaids and greasers (from their oil slicked hair) Just anwser the questions to see which one you are...
  • Killing is the Solution

    09/28/2012 8:47:28 PM PDT · by Toadman · 13 replies
    CBS Chicago 2 ^ | Sep 27, 2012 | Walter Jacobson
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Gangbangers in Chicago: What makes them tick, what are they thinking? CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson sat down with gang members in Chicago’s troubled Englewood neighborhood to try to find some answers.
  • Democratic congresswomen 'less feminine in appearance' than Republicans (No Kidding!)

    09/28/2012 8:18:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 36 replies
    The Register - UK ^ | Sept. 28, 2012 | Lewis Page
    Time-rich psychologists in the USA say they have discovered that female Democratic politicians are significantly less feminine in appearance than Republican ones - so much so that it's often possible to tell which party a woman politico belongs to just by looking at her. Michele Bachmann (Republican) "I suppose we could call it the 'Michele Bachmann effect,'" says Kerri Johnson, assistant professor of communication studies and psychology at UCLA, who led the team producing this remarkable insight. Ms Bachmann is a Republican congresswoman whose features are rated as highly feminine. According to a UCLA statement announcing the "research", actual computers...
  • Affirmative Action Salvation and the big deception.

    09/28/2012 7:32:28 PM PDT · by fabian · 46 replies
    my good spirit | 9/28/12 | fabian
    Affirmative action salvation~ when you have not found nor even believe the true power of what Jesus did for the world; to have real salvation and total freedom over sin. So you water down the message and lower the standard of salvation. That way you help make other poor souls who have also not found full freedom, to feel better about continuing in their sin state. The teachers who propagate this are blind and shame on all of them. How dare they water down the power of our Lord’s victory in order to assuage themselves and the masses! And of...
  • How We Win.Every "Red Army" Overwhelm Their Precincts In Masses.Are There 150 Million Of Us?

    09/28/2012 6:46:16 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 6 replies
    Just like what happened with "The Red Coats Are Coming" and "The Chik-Fil-A" Event,We need to repeat what happened in 2010,But Two or Three Fold!,There are plenty of "Red Armies" out there who can't wait to vote and of course they all need to show up in the masses.From the Tea Party,The "ABO Mob","Rush Babes",Veterans,Catholics,Jews,Protestants,Mormons,"Polish Americans"(thanks for the death camps Bambi!)Those Who HATE MSNBC,ABC,CNN,etc.Over half the country is extremely angry and in fear of their lives&children. Lets hope November 6th will become the 2012 Version Of "Clash Of The Titans". 150 Million Americans VS 87 Million Liberal "Pu*****y's"!
  • MICHIGAN MUSLIMS RALLY AGAINST FIRST AMENDMENT

    09/28/2012 6:09:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | September 28, 2012
    MICHIGAN MUSLIMS RALLY AGAINST FIRST AMENDMENT Commentary The Detroit News by: Henry Payne Friday, September 28, 2012 From the event's website: "The gathering will be attended by over 1,000 community members, clergy, community leaders and public officials of all persuasions who continue to reject the messages of hate and Islamaphobia that have escalated in recent months and years, most recently with the production of the infamous film 'Innocence of Muslims.' " Photo Credit:Facebook Led by a newspaper publisher, Muslim activists will call for putting limits on American free speech at a Dearborn rally this evening. You can't make this stuff...
  • Bizarre Clip Of The Week: Bagel Head Surgery.. Trend Is Growing In Japan

    09/28/2012 3:04:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 28, 2012 | CheckMediaOut
    Xenophenomena, the new fad of people watching the crazy things foreigners do have been mesmerized by the new Japanese craze called 'Bagel Head Surgery'. The Japanese having been depressed lately that they are now have only recently become the third largest economy being overshadowed by China have gotten into a funk where they are becoming increasingly detached, bored with everyday Japanese customs and preoccupations , bored with with eating raw fish, fugu, playing video games, tired of social websites, eating whale bacon, are now taking out their frustration by going bit too far with this new Bagel Head Surgery phenomenon...
  • See the fnord, experience the power of fnord

    09/28/2012 12:54:46 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 24 replies
    The Illuminati Trilogy | 9/28/2012 | Somewhat Vanity
    Here is a snippet from one of the books from Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea's Illuminati trilogy ... courtesy of the ***ipedia ^ FNORD, excerpt from The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. 'Suddenly I saw Hagbard's eyes burning into me and heard his voice: ``Your heart will remain calm. Your adrenalin gland will remain calm. Calm, all-over calm. You will not panic. you will look at the fnord and see it. You will not evade it or black it out. you will stay calm and face it. And further back, way back: my first-grade teacher...
  • Changes in Voter Registration Favor Republicans in Many States

    09/28/2012 12:44:07 PM PDT · by MrChips · 3 replies
    RED RACING HORSES ^ | June 2012 | anon
    For key states . . . What has happened in voter registration stats since 2008? Have we seen a massive D surge? Here is May 2012 stats-click on highlighted links lets start with Nevada May 2012 That 433,000 D and 394,000 R. Wow only a 39K gap. Oct 2008 That's 531K D and 430K R. So in the last 42 months nearly 100K in D's have rolled off while only 36K republicans. The gap that was 100,000 voters is now less then 40,000. December 2011 showed 446,000 Ds and 395,000 Rs so the trend towards R in total registration has...
  • The Single Most Stupid, Delusional "Letter to the Editor" Ever Writen

    09/28/2012 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 20 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | Joanna Smith
    I agree with most of the letters in Talk Back about what we should do regarding the extremists in the Middle East. Therefore, we should cut off all financial aid to anyone affiliated with the tea party, an extremist group in the United States -- no bailouts, no subsidies, no Medicare, no Social Security checks, and certainly we shouldn't allow them to use public facilities such as roads and libraries. They shouldn't be allowed to use services provided by union members: police, firefighters, nurses, teachers, etc. [snip]
  • VIP's Criticize Obama

    09/28/2012 9:56:13 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    VeracityVoice.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    President Obama seems to inspire a historically high level of criticism and suspicion, for example: Thomas Sowell, author and columnist, says: “Barack Obama is one of those people who are often wrong but never in doubt.” Adam Carolla, entertainer, says that Obama is like a bad Adam Sandler movie, and that Americans are smart enough to know they don’t want a sequel. Burgess Owens, former NFL star, calls Obama an “empathy-free president” and urges blacks not to vote for him. European Union Times (website) reports: “French Leader Sarkozy Slams Obama, Warns He Might Be Insane.” Bettina Viviano, Hollywood producer who...
  • Decapitations called solution for criticism of Islam

    09/28/2012 8:22:27 AM PDT · by wesagain · 40 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Jihadi writer says heads should be displayed along roadsA jihadi writer who has praised the murderer of a Dutch filmmaker is offering a suggestion to cut down on the criticism of Islam around the globe: Behead the critics and post their heads along roads. Oh, and post a sign that says, “This is the punishment of those who insult our prophet.” The report comes from the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor, a unit of the Middle East Media Research Center. The organization, which monitors Middle East media, said the comments were made by Muhib Ru’yat al-Rahman, a senior writer of...
  • 'Revolting' Mankinis Banned In Newquay

    09/28/2012 8:19:55 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 28, 2012
    'Revolting' Mankinis Banned In Newquay [Pic in URL] Police say a decision to ban mankinis and other "inappropriate clothing" from Newquay has helped significantly reduce anti-social behaviour and recorded crime. Some visitors to Newquay, including children as young as 15, have been sent home as a result of anti-social behaviour, while older tourists have had skimpy costumes seized by police - including mankinis, a thong-like male bathing costume popularised by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's spoof documentary character Borat. 28 Sep 2012 Officers in Newquay say the Cornish resort is shedding its reputation as a haven for drunken revellers and stag...
  • Couples who share the housework are more likely to divorce, study finds

    09/28/2012 8:13:10 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 64 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/27/2012 | By Henry Samuel
    Divorce rates are far higher among “modern” couples who share the housework than in those where the woman does the lion’s share of the chores, a Norwegian study has found. _____________________________________________________________________________ In what appears to be a slap in the face for gender equality, the report found the divorce rate among couples who shared housework equally was around 50 per cent higher than among those where the woman did most of the work. “What we’ve seen is that sharing equal responsibility for work in the home doesn’t necessarily contribute to contentment,” said Thomas Hansen, co-author of the study entitled “Equality...
  • New Flu Shot Guards Against Newest Strains

    09/28/2012 12:49:14 AM PDT · by LucyT · 60 replies
    ABCNews.go.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer
    Last year's flu shot won't shield you this year: Two new strains of influenza have begun circling the globe, and the updated vaccine appears to work well against them, government officials said Thursday. [snip] Influenza strains constantly evolve, and some cause more illness than others. "...strains from the H3N2 family tend to be harsher than some other flu types, and a new H3N2 strain is included in this year's vaccine because it is circulating in parts of the world. Only one ingredient in this year's flu vaccine was retained from last year's, protection against the H1N1 strain that caused the...
  • Naked man leads Indiana State Police on 3-mile chase

    09/27/2012 11:59:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ^ | September 27, 2012 | Christian Sheckler
    A "completely naked" motorist led a state trooper on a 3-mile chase along Interstate 69 Thursday morning before being taken into custody in Huntington County, police said. At about 8:45 a.m., an Indiana State Police trooper found the man naked by his vehicle near mile marker 279, state police spokesman Sgt. Ron Galaviz said. When the trooper approached the man, he allegedly got into his car and fled, leading the officer on a chase that ended near mile 282, Galaviz said. "This guy didn't appear to have any clothes on," Galaviz said, adding that police "have reason to believe he...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 5

    09/27/2012 7:43:09 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 27, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 5 Week four in review: It was another tough week for the Big Ten, which is starting to look like a second-echelon BCS-AQ conference, alongside the ACC and the Big East. Michigan proved the Alabama debacle was no fluke, while Iowa fell at home to Central Michigan. Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State struggled mightily in games that looked like total mismatches on paper, while Illinois looked like a tune-up opponent for Louisiana Tech. Happily, the College Football Czar fared considerably better, following up his worst week to this point of the season with a...
  • The 12 Most Underrated Jobs In 2012

    09/27/2012 7:13:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/27/2012 | Vivian Giang
    There are some jobs that just don't attract as much attention as others. For example, telling someone you're a mechanic probably isn't going to get as much curious glances as telling them you're a pilot. But sometimes, these underrated jobs are more fulfilling because of the "high growth, low stress and rewarding opportunities" that come with them. “The pay is better, the hiring outlook is better, the level of stress tends to be lower, and the physical demands aren’t that great,” said Tony Lee, publisher at CareerCast.com. However, you "never saw a movie about a civil engineer or a TV...
  • Fiasco: 15 days later, FBI still can’t gain access to Benghazi consulate

    09/27/2012 2:41:36 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 14 replies
    HOT AIR ^ | 27Sept12 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I know you’ve already read a bunch of Libya posts today but you’re going to have to read a few more because this is indeed now a “major scandal,” from the lack of security at the consulate before the attack to the White House lies afterward about a “spontaneous” reaction to the Mohammed movie to the baffling failure of the FBI to get access to the consulate afterward. Two possibilities, neither one good for the administration. Either the FBI’s been frozen out by bureaucratic infighting or they can’t get access due to the Libyan government’s inability — or unwillingness —...
  • Study: Female GOP politicians look more feminine

    09/27/2012 2:14:07 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 27, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    If a new academic study is to be believed, Republican women politicians look more feminine than their Democratic counterparts. The study, by two UCLA researchers, found that female politicians with what are described as stereotypically feminine features tended to be Republicans, and the reverse was also true for Democratic women. GOP women rated, on average, twice as stereotypically feminine as Democrats. In fact, the authors said the correlation was so strong that undergraduates were regularly able to guess someone's party affiliation just by the way she looked. Read more: Study: Female GOP politicians look more feminine - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/sep/27/study-female-gop-politicians-look-more-feminine/#ixzz27htOhfOr...
  • How to Get the Government to Cover Your Cell Phone

    09/27/2012 11:09:01 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 6 replies
    Time (Money Land) ^ | February 8, 2012 | Brad Ruttle
    Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. The program, overseen by the FCC and intended to help low-income Americans, is popular for obvious reasons, with participation rising steeply since 2008, when the government paid $772 million for phones and monthly bills. But observers complain that the program suffers from poor oversight, in which phones go to people who don’t qualify, and hundreds of thousands of those who do qualify have more than one phone.
  • Do They Believe Amazing Grace Is A Black Woman?

    09/27/2012 10:39:31 AM PDT · by donna · 33 replies
    University of Phoenix ^ | 09/27/12 | Vanity
    Have you seen this unfortunate ad? Does the University of Phoenix believe that "Amazing Grace" is a black woman?
  • The “Perfect Day” by LTC Dave Grossman, USA, ret.

    09/27/2012 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 86 replies
    The Rhino Den ^ | September 26, 2012 | Lt.Col. Dave Grossman, USA, ret.
    The “Perfect Day” and our terrorist opponents’ possible plans for future attacks I have been told (by those conducting interviews with captured enemy combatants) that when we ask them “What is coming next?” they sometimes refer to the “Perfect Day.” You cannot understand what they are talking about if you do not understand the historical reference. The Sepoy Mutiny in India, in 1857, is an example of a Perfect Day. This was a spontaneous uprising by Muslims (and Hindus), with everyone giving the British their “best shot.” Nannies killed the kids, cooks poisoned the food, and shop owners murdered the...
  • Producer aghast seeing kid at R-rated film

    09/27/2012 6:27:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 26, 2012
    TIGARD, Ore.,- A Hollywood producer who lives in Oregon said he was outraged to see a woman bring her young son to a violent R-rated movie. Stephen Simon, whose producing credits include the 1998 film "What Dreams May Come" and the 1989 comedy "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure," said he attended a showing of the R-rated film "End of Watch" at the Bridgeport Village Regal Cinema in Tigard and was shocked to see woman viewing it with a boy who appeared to be 4 or 5 years old, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore., reported Wednesday. "It was very violent and very profane...
  • How Far Have The Democrats Fallen? From Col. Jimmy Dolittle to "President" Barack DoNothing

    09/26/2012 9:28:30 PM PDT · by One Name · 13 replies
    N/A ^ | 9/26/12 | Me
    When Pearl Harbor was attacked an American Democrat President authorized an immediate, heroic response. When the US Libyan Embassy was recently attacked, and the US Ambassador murdered obscenely, the response was somewhat less heroic. Need I say more?
  • Mr Wordsworth, Obsolete!!!

    09/26/2012 4:16:48 PM PDT · by EBH · 21 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 1950 | Rod Serling
    Just out of general interest. Short, quick, interesting...even the first name is shocking. LOL... What they saw then and what we are so blind to now... A friend found this on youtube... Rod Serling produced some terrific episodes of the Twilight Zone, but this one is particularly relevant in light of what is happening in this country... Listen to this...and when you do, pay special attention to Mr Wordsworth's first name... Play it back if you need to.
  • The Men Who Built America - Series Premiere Tue., Oct. 16 at 9/8c History Channel

    09/26/2012 1:13:11 PM PDT · by dennisw · 14 replies
    history channel ^ | Sept 2012
    The Men Who Built America - Series Premiere Tue., Oct. 16 at 9/8chttp://www.history.com/shows/men-who-built-america/articles/about-men-who-built-america John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries. Their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the...
  • Burger King Hopes Once You Go Black, You Never Go Back with their new Kuro Burger (Japan)

    09/26/2012 10:27:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    RocketNews24 ^ | September 22, 2012 | Master Blaster
    Burger King is currently celebrating their 5th year in Japan.  But in an already saturated fast food market the famous American chain is a little late to the game.So, in an effort to truly stand out from the crowd, Burger King Japan has designed fast food’s first black hamburger.  Dubbed the Kuro Burger (lit. Black Burger), it will go on sale for a limited time starting 28 September.