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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...