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  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS… On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    <p>Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week.</p> <p>Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.</p>
  • Likud Decides Without PM to Topple Hamas in Next Operation

    09/15/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/14 | Hezki Ezra & Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of Likud members took part in a meeting of the party's Central Committee in Ashkelon on Monday, where they passed a party proposal obligating the toppling the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza in the next counter-terror operation. "We must rehabilitate our deterrence, and in the next round destroy Hamas - there must be a clear decisive (blow)," said Likud Central Committee Chairman MK Danny Danon at the event. The statement refers to the perceived lack of decisive military action in Operation Protective Edge, the third such operation in Gaza, which ended with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sealing a ceasefire...
  • The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

    09/15/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | November 25, 2013 | Tom Stafford
    Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all. You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists have shown that we are more likely to be blind to our own failings than perhaps we realise. This could explain why some incompetent people are so annoying, and also inject a healthy dose of humility into our own sense of self-regard.
  • An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea: You’re A Racist And A Phony

    09/09/2014 11:07:36 AM PDT · by walford · 29 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Anne Gus
    Dear Iggy Azalea: I am Anne Gus—journalist, social-justice activist, and reigning Queen of Thought Catalog. I know you’re finding it hard to believe that someone like me would bother writing to someone like you, and I know that you might be a teeny bit starstruck right now, but you’ve, like, been on my radar for a while now and I can’t remain silent about you any longer…I can’t let your atrocities go, like, unchallenged anymore…so congrats, I guess you can consider yourself officially famous now that I’m talking to you…or whatever. Iggy, in many ways we’re very similar people. We’re...
  • Ted Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

    08/30/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/30/2014 | Chris Good
    Sen. Ted Cruz today invited President Obama to accompany him to a golf course on the Texas-Mexico border, telling conservatives at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas he thought that was “the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come” to the region. The Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender also heavily criticized the president’s foreign policies and suggested that the U.S. should bomb ISIS “back to the stone age.” “Tonight I am officially extending an invitation for Barack Obama to come join me at the border in Texas,” Cruz said. “I figured the...
  • Things I've learned from watching C.O.P.S.

    08/27/2014 10:52:27 AM PDT · by walford · 106 replies
    Facebook ^ | ongoing | walford
    If you say "I didn't do nothing man" enough times, the officer will typically think, "ya know, this man is so adamant that he's innocent, I believe him. I'll let him go." If you struggle hard enough with the police while they're trying to put cuffs on you, the officers will typically think, "this one has spirit; I'll let him go." The one with no shirt is the innocent man. Only innocent people run from the police. "I wuz scurred!" Even if the officer finds contraband on the subject, if he's black, the officer is in reality hassling him on...
  • Saggy pants law challenged by critics

    08/20/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 136 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Kristin Giannas
    ......over a month after signing the controversial saggy pants ordinance, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn said Tuesday he no longer supports it..... His stance comes after criticism by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The groups claims to be taking direct action against the city, which can mean a lawsuit, according to Dale Landry, with the NAACP Florida chapter. "I'm sorry, it's going to be black males that are the subject of this," Landry said.
  • Pay more for gas? Radical U.S. Chamber thinks you should

    08/13/2014 5:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 38 replies
    If you think the price of a fill-up at the local service station is steep, Thomas J. Donohue will not be your favorite guy. Donohue, the President and CEO of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, is concerned about the nation’s infrastructure. So much so, in fact, he’s written a piece titled, “Let’s pave the way for infrastructure funding,” in which he opines that it’s time to “raise the gas tax.” "The U.S. Chamber believes", he writes, "that the simplest, most straightforward way to fix the Highway Trust Fund is to raise the gas tax, which hasn’t been done in...
  • Women ordered to stop praying inside mall

    08/06/2014 5:49:06 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 34 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 8/5/14 | Todd Starnes
    It’s not uncommon for shopping malls to have rules of conduct. Some places ban saggy pants. Others won’t let you ask people for money. But a mall in Georgia may have one of the most unusual rules -- they won’t let shoppers pray – not even over their meals. Meet Tammy Brantley of Dublin, Ga. She’s a wife, a mom and an avid power walker. She’s also a person of deep faith in God. Tammy is the co-founder of “Dublin Girls Run,” a group of local ladies that combines Southern fellowship with physical fitness.
  • How to fool Boehner into NOT Impeaching Obama: Accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach Obama!

    07/29/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 103 replies
    Graewoulf | July 29, 2014 | Graewoulf
    All it takes for Obama to protect himself from Impeachment is to accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach him. Always a fool for reverse psychology traps, Boehner dutifully held a Presser today and said: "We have no plans to Impeach the president. We have no future plans. It is all a sham." BINGO! Obama's part-time Day Job is safe, because Boehner is really, Really, REALLY STUPID! Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner has convinced most voters in the Public and US House of Representatives that NOTHING CAN BE DONE to punish B. Hussein Obama for violating the US Constitution unless he is...
  • Errant spot of ink causes ‘serious misunderstanding’ of Declaration of Independence, scholar says

    07/05/2014 1:15:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times
    Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives contains a significant error – smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, concerns a period that appears right after...
  • Obama Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility

    06/13/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 12, 2014 | chuck ross
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles. The 40-minute tour will take place Friday at the Ventura County Naval Base in Oxnard, Calif., according to the email invitation, obtained by The Daily Caller. The tours are meant to give members and staffers an inside look at how temporary facilities are being used to house illegal immigrant children...
  • AZ Judge: PTSD approved for medical marijuana use

    06/10/2014 9:30:46 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    Airzona Daily Sun ^ | June 7, 2014
    Judge: PTSD approved for medical marijuana use PHOENIX — State Health Director Will Humble acted illegally in denying access to medical marijuana to people — many of them former soldiers — suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, an administrative law judge has ruled. Judge Thomas Shedden said Humble relied solely on the lack of scientific “peer-reviewed” studies in determining that PTSD should not be added to the list of conditions for which marijuana could be made available. But the judge said the health chief should also have considered the testimony of doctors and nurses who said the drug has helped their...
  • Shonda Rhimes Tells Students "Ditch Your Dreams" in Dartmouth Commencement Speech

    06/10/2014 6:21:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    elle ^ | 6/9/14 | Lauren Le Vine
    ...Shonda Rhimes delivered a poignant commencement speech to Dartmouth's graduating class of 2014. And while she admitted to being so nervous she could poop (her words) and completely unqualified to give advice, the Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator did, in fact, dish out some extremely useful information..... "When people give these kinds of speeches, they usually tell you...Dream and dream big. As a matter of fact, dream and donÂ’t stop dreaming until your dream comes true. I think thatÂ’s crap.... "Whenever you see me somewhere succeeding in one area of my life, that almost certainly means that I am failing...
  • Meet the Christian Leaders Who Are Suing for Gay Marriage as a Religious Right

    Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison has joyfully officiated same-sex marriages in her corner of the conservative South since 2006. “It is just a delight to be able to help these couples celebrate their lives together and work with them to craft their vows,” said Allison, her bright voice laced with a twang.
  • Florida Five: Senate passes in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, medical marijuana clears House

    05/02/2014 3:47:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | May 02 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Senate approves in-state tuition for undocumented students: The Florida Senate voted Thursday to let undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. The 26-13 vote came as no surprise. The sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, was confident he had the votes for week. But that didn’t stop him from getting emotional in debate on Thursday. “The eyes of America are on us,” Latvala said moments before the vote. “I think we’re setting an example. I think we’re doing the right thing.” Read more Medical Marijuana Photo Source Hightimes.com House passes non-euphoric medical marijuana bill: The Florida...
  • Will Liberal Cities Leave the Rest of America Behind?

    04/30/2014 5:37:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April30,2014 | Thomas B. Edsall
    How can governments adopt substantial, effective policies in order to benefit the poor and the working class when corporations, the affluent and owners of capital can pull up stakes and relocate with ease? Standing in opposition to these adverse trends, a wave of newly elected mayors from New York to Seattle has taken office committed to deploying the power of city government and aggressive wage and tax policies to attack inequality and revive social and economic mobility. These outspoken mayors have generated a growing optimism on the Democratic left that local officials can restore support for government activism. Mayors and...
  • Your Government Owes You a Job

    04/29/2014 12:47:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Nation ^ | April 23, 2014 | Raúl Carrillo
    The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.Involuntary unemployment is barbaric. In the wealthiest country in history, almost 30 million people wish they had full-time work. But, as always, there aren’t enough jobs. And because economic security requires decent work, it’s unsurprising that 50 million people are poverty-stricken and 16 million children are hungry. This is a disgrace and an economic error: the US government can easily afford a Job guarantee (JG) program, becoming our employer of last resort. A right to a job may sound outlandish, but it’s common sense. You...
  • Jeb Bush: America's Immigration System Should Be More like Canada's

    04/27/2014 6:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 25, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has said that illegal immigration is like an "act of love" and promoted amnesty at a "Davos in the Desert" education conference in Arizona. Now, the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender has suggested that parts of America's immigration system should be more like Canada's. Jeb Bush âś” @JebBush Canada has an economically driven immigration system. Why canÂ’t we fix our broken one? http://t.co/gT1Zby7xZL 5:03 PM - 23 Apr 2014 Skilled immigrants to be offered 'express entry' to Canada in 2015 The Canadian government is forging ahead with anew immigration system that will offer "express entry"...
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists’ in her administration

    04/26/2014 7:47:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 563 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    INDIANAPOLIS — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands inside Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to kick off the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally,” saying Americans’ constitutional rights as envisioned by the founding fathers are under attack and policies like gun-free zones constitute “stupid on steroids.” “They knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the constitution is not far behind,” she said of the country’s founders. In her approximately 12-minute address, Mrs. Palin also derided what she argued is akin to a ‘blame the messenger’ attitude on gun violence many Americans...
  • Immigration bill could help put Texas in play... Drudge has GOP on life support

    04/26/2014 6:24:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Peyton Craighill
    We reported on Tuesday about the major demographic problem facing Republicans. So, how can the GOP start winning larger shares of non-white voters? Reforming the immigration system might not be the answer. Why not? Because reforming the nation's immigration laws could very well create a whole bunch of new Democrats, including in some key swing states. Let's break it down. The rise in the Hispanic population in the United States is problematic for the GOP, but so far it's been quite slow. In 2004, Hispanics made up 6 percent of all voters. That ticked up to 7 percent in 2008...
  • Preparing the US military for the 'threat multiplier' of climate change.

    04/22/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT · by machogirl · 41 replies
    Slate via Stripes.com ^ | 04-21-2014 | Eric Holthaus
    The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just completed a series of landmark reports that chronicle an update to the current state of consensus science on climate change. Its conclusion: On our current path, climate change could pose an irreversible, existential risk to civilization as we know it, but we can still fix it if we decide to work together. But in addition to the call for cooperation, the reports also shared an alarming new trend: Climate change is already destabilizing nations and leading to wars. That finding was highlighted in last week's premiere of Showtime's climate change docu-drama...
  • Why did two German 'hobbyists' deface a cartouche of Khufu inside the Great Pyramid

    01/18/2014 9:33:27 AM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 16 Jan 2014 | News.com.au
    EXACTLY what drove two men to pretend to be archaeologists and hack off pieces of the Great Pyramid? Atlantis. It's a tale of cranks, conspiracies and an ancient cartouche. The Great Pyramid of Khufu (also known as Cheops) on the Giza Plateau is the largest pyramid in Egypt and the only surviving example of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cartouche? It's an ancient red-pigment scribble deep inside the Great Pyramid said to be the linchpin in identifying who it was actually built for. Is it an authentic ancient Egyptian depiction of his name, or a 19th century...
  • 8 great moments in human stupidity

    04/10/2014 4:50:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 30 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Here's a few funnies as we're about to round the corner on this week...Except for #6 all of these are (or should be) profiles in liberalism...6 was probably conceived by conservatives for libs... Unfortunate logo placement
  • Conservative media is unintentionally protecting Obama

    04/08/2014 1:48:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | John Podhoretz
    When it comes to Obama-era scandals, the American Right’s predominant emotion is frustration — a frustration that causes hypertension levels usually seen only in Cubs fans and the unfortunates hired to do PR for Lindsay Lohan and Shia LeBoeuf... --snip-- Why is this happening? Ironically, the mainstream media heavyweights may feel liberated from the responsibility of covering Obama administration malfeasances because of the existence of the alternative conservative media that have arisen over the past 20 years — talk radio, Fox News, and multiple websites...
  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/02/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 129 replies
    Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sam Youngman
    April 2, 2014 After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue BY SAM YOUNGMAN Matt Bevin, left, is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell in therace to be the GOP's nominee in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin believes the legality of cockfighting should be decided by states and not the federal government, his spokeswoman said Wednesday following a news report that Bevin attended a pro-cockfighting rally over the weekend."Matt doesn't believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it," said Rachel Semmel, Bevin's spokeswoman.The News Journal in Corbin...
  • Atlanta’s Morris Brown College Down to 35 Students

    03/26/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 54 replies
    The Afro ^ | 3/21/14 | Afro Staff
    With a mountain of debt and less than three dozen remaining students, Morris Brown College in Atlanta may be reconsidering its refusal last year to sell its 37-acre campus to the city, according to media reports. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in February that the school sought a bankruptcy court’s approval to retain a real estate broker and pursue the sale of its campus. It was unclear how that sale would affect the college’s handful of remaining students and its continued operation. The historically Black institution was founded in 1881, but was crippled in 2003 when it lost its accreditation after...
  • Disproportionate Numbers of Black Kids Being Suspended from Preschool Programs

    03/24/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 109 replies
    Afro ^ | 3/21/14
    Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools—and they're disproportionately Black, a trend that continues up through the later grades. Data released March 21 by the Education Department's civil rights arm finds that Black children represent about 18 percent of children enrolled in preschool programs in schools, but almost half of the students were suspended more than once. Six percent of the nation's districts with preschools reported suspending at least one preschool child. Advocates have long said that get-tough suspension and arrest policies in schools have contributed to a "school-to-prison" pipeline that snags minority students, but much of the...
  • The Profound Arrogant Ignorance and Stupidity of Liberals in Charge

    03/24/2014 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/24/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    The recent Twitter kerfuffle between Matt Drudge and the Obama/media/academic complex over the ObamaCare tax demonstrates in plain view and without question something many of us have known for years: while the organized left insist that they are the only ones smart enough to run the world, they remain astonishingly ignorant of how it works. They’re even ignorant of how the most fundamental parts of laws that they champion operate.In case you missed it, Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX” shortly after filing his first quarterly installment for 2014...
  • Cummings Discusses Issa’s Rude Actions at Committee Hearing (BARF Alert)

    03/19/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 17 replies
    The Afro ^ | March 7, 2014 | Zenitha Prince
    In an exclusive interview with the AFRO, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), discussed the events of a March 5 hearing held by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which Cummings is the ranking member. During the hearing, former IRS employee Lois Lerner was questioned on the agency’s alleged targeting of conservative political groups. Chairman Darrell E. Issa (R-Calif.) posed questions for approximately 15 minutes, though Lerner had already invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to speak. When Cummings tried to take his turn, Issa adjourned the meeting, turned off Cummings’ microphone, and he and other Republicans filed out. AFRO:...
  • A law so stupid California legislature seeks to repeal it two months after it took effect

    03/09/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>State lawmakers have passed a new food safety law that they wish they hadn't.</p> <p>Anyone working in a California restaurant or bar who prepares ready-to-eat food - from bagels to sushi to fruit salad to cocktails - has to wear gloves or use deli tissue, spatulas or tongs. But the new rule, which went into effect Jan. 1, has had so much blowback that lawmakers are already trying to repeal it.</p>
  • US to boycott G8 Summit in Sochi unless Russia reverses course on Ukraine

    03/04/2014 5:39:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    FOX News and AP ^ | March 4, 2014
    The United States took another punitive measure against Russia Tuesday, announcing it would not participate in a G8 Summit scheduled for Sochi in June unless Moscow reversed course on Ukraine, Reuters reported. The move followed an hour-long phone conversation between President Obama and West German Chancellor Angela Merkel that senior administration officials told Fox News focused on trying to construct a diplomatic off-ramp to get Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine. The White House released a statement saying the two leaders “agreed on the importance of de-escalating the situation, including through the deployment international observers and...
  • Palin is right. ‘Enough is enough’

    02/20/2014 1:50:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jonathan Capehart, editorial board member & columnist
    Sarah Palin’s tweet was simple enough. “Enough is enough,” she wrote. So, I clicked on the link thinking I’d read yet another mindless yet lengthy musing from Mama Grizzly. Not sure why, but I was disappointed to read the equivalent of cotton candy. It was a mouthful whose substance disappears the moment you start to chew on it. Sarah Palin Politician · 4,001,990 Likes.. Enough is enough... “The permanent political class in D.C. won’t listen. So, let’s start putting our efforts behind good new candidates who will go to Washington not to line their own pockets, but to help restore...
  • Army Considers Trading Armor for Speed

    02/16/2014 11:52:44 AM PST · by null and void · 121 replies
    Military.com ^ | Feb 12, 2014 | Matthew Cox
    For the past decade, armor protection has dominated U.S. combat vehicle programs. Now, maneuver officials are breaking with that tradition, abandoning armor for highly transportable, all-terrain vehicles. The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., recently reached out to the defense industry to see if it could build the new Ultra Light Combat Vehicle -- a new effort to equip infantry brigade combat teams with go-anywhere vehicles capable of carrying a nine-man squad. Lawmakers recently cut most of the funding for the U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle -- a move that has all but killed the high-profile acquisitions effort....
  • New London Mayor Wants $10.10 Minimum Wage for City Workers [Connecticut Town w/SCOTUS Case]

    02/05/2014 2:17:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    During the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced an executive order for federal contractors to pay employees at least $10.10 an hour. He also urged mayors, governors and state legislators to raise wages as well. On Friday, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio announced that he has proposed a minimum wage ordinance. He wants to raise the city’s minimum wage for municipal employees and contractors to $10.10.   “I believe New London should answer President Obama’s call to action,” Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio said in a statement. 
  • Scottish parliament passes gay marriage bill

    02/04/2014 2:25:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 4:08 PM EST
    The Scottish Parliament has overwhelmingly voted in favor of a same-sex marriage bill, allowing the first such ceremonies to take place by the end of the year. Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil called the bill’s approval “one of the great historic days of the parliament.” But some religious leaders criticized it as an assault on tradition. …
  • Never Use the Self Cleaning After Five Years

    01/08/2014 12:26:39 PM PST · by Little Bill · 82 replies
    self | 1/8/14 | self
    Suffering from zero weather conditions, lack of activity, and boredom, I decided to use the self cleaning feature on my gas range. Now, my mother wasted a lot of money educating me in various fields that involved burning things, and people actually paid me a lot of money to help them do it correctly. So I removed the internals of my oven and pushed the button marked CLEAN. So I sat back and grabbed a brew to help me get through the cleaning time. After the stove warmed up the smoke came billowing out, lots of smoke. So I opened...
  • 2016 Dream Ticket: Hillary and Michelle (Clueless Alert)

    01/06/2014 4:52:37 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 32 replies
    Afro ^ | 12/30/13 | Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
    The 2016 national elections are not that far away. It is timely and important that we not wait until then to begin having constructive discussions about who should be given the opportunity and responsibility to succeed President Barack Obama. The questions of the future of politics, economics and equal justice should never be avoided. Especially given all the voter suppression enactments in many states over the last two years, we should be more vigilant about being politically conscious and civically active. My motive, therefore, is to stimulate a proactive dialogue now about the possibilities for viable candidates for the next...
  • Hitler Finds Out McConnell Is Losing To Matt Bevin

    12/31/2013 7:02:35 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 6 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | ???? | RINOeradicator
    Hitler Finds Out McConnell Is Losing To Matt Bevin; self explanatory
  • Top Ten List Of American Stupidity

    12/21/2013 5:14:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    EMail | 12/21/2013 | Unknown
    10) Only in America ... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event. 9) Only in America ... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal work force is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements go to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics! 8) Only in America ... could they have had the...
  • Giant US Retailer to Accept Bitcoin

    12/20/2013 10:16:42 AM PST · by Errant · 130 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/20/2013 | George Washington
    Overstock.com – the American internet retailer with over a billion dollars per year in sales – will accept Bitcoin starting in 2014. As Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne told the Financial Times: I think a healthy monetary system at the end of the day isn’t an upside down pyramid based on the whim of a government official, but is based on something that they can’t control. If there’s going to be some part of the population which adopts it… I think that we’ll get that business. And the people who switch to it will respect that we started adopting it. Europe...
  • Mosby Bill Would Take Criminal History Out of Job Interviews

    12/13/2013 5:19:09 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 24 replies
    Afro ^ | 12/11/13 | Blair Adams
    During the last city council meeting for 2013, Councilman Nick Mosby (D-District 7) introduced “Ban the Box,” a bill that would bar prospective employers from asking, in the initial job interview, if a job applicant has a record of criminal arrests or convictions. On Dec. 5, Mosby said omitting the criminal conviction-check for applications and interviews would help more Marylanders obtain employment and give them the opportunity to re-enter the workforce. “This legislation will provide a level playing field for people who have experienced criminal convictions in the past,” Mosby told the AFRO. “Many of our citizens have been convicted...
  • Regulators Vote to Back Volcker Rule

    12/10/2013 11:18:58 AM PST · by oblomov · 58 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Scott Patterson, Shayndi Raice, Katy Burne
    <p>WASHINGTON—All five regulatory agencies put to a vote and approved the Volcker rule on Tuesday, ushering in a new era of tough oversight that drills to the core of Wall Street's profitable markets and trading businesses.</p> <p>The rule will put in place new hurdles for banks that buy and sell securities on behalf of clients, known as market making, and will restrict compensation arrangements that encourage risky trading. The Fed also approved an extension to give banks until July 2015 to comply with the rule, though firms will be expected to make "good faith" efforts to get into compliance earlier.</p>
  • NYPD Beat Family and Killed Pet Parakeet in Own Home, Lawsuit Says

    12/10/2013 8:45:21 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 42 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | 12/10/2013 | Nicholas Rizzi
    ST. GEORGE — A Staten Island woman has sued the city claiming police entered her St. George home without a warrant, beat her family and killed her beloved pet parakeet, according to court documents. Last year, Evelyn Lugo's bird, Tito, was thrown from his cage after it was knocked off a dresser as cops came into her Corson Avenue home, the Daily News first reported. The officers then stepped on the bird intentionally, killing it, court documents say. Officers also beat two of Lugo's sons, her daughter and a family friend, the lawsuit claims. According to court documents, police entered...
  • Police SHOOT two female pedestrians while chasing UNARMED mentally ill man

    12/09/2013 10:10:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/13 | Doug Book
    This one is a gem. Two of the NYPD’s finest decided to open fire on an unarmed, mentally disturbed man outside New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. His capital offense–wandering through traffic. Though these defenders of the realm missed their target, they did manage to shoot two women who had the impudence to be on the scene. And now for the MOST unbelievable part of the story-–New York’s DA has charged the mentally disturbed man with...
  • A Jewish Boycott

    12/09/2013 3:41:34 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    email | 12/8/2013 | R. Zatkoff
    A short time ago, Iran's Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people. In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows: "Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If a Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek...
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Immigration Reform One of the 'Biggest Civil Rights Issues of Our Time'

    11/24/2013 1:20:48 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/24/13 | Benjamin Bell
    During an exclusive interview with "This Week," Facebook CEO and FWD.us founder Mark Zuckerberg criticized the current U.S. immigration system and framed comprehensive reform as a major civil rights issue. "When you meet these children who are really talented, and they've grown up in America and they really don't know any other country besides that, but they don't have the opportunities that … we all enjoy, it's really heartbreaking - right? That seems like it's one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time," Zuckerberg said.
  • Why men are withdrawing from courtship.

    11/16/2013 5:37:57 AM PST · by ClaytonP · 330 replies
    Dalrock ^ | Dalrock
    One of the more common refrains in the “Where have all of the good men gone!” lament is men’s increasing unwillingness to court women the way women expect to be courted. This is almost always framed as either a great mystery or a case of weak men screwing up feminism (or both).Examples of this concern abound, from Aunt Haley’s last three posts, to the divorced single mother who found out men weren’t willing to spend very much to court her, to the woman in Vox’s recent post lamenting that her 59 year old friend was only offered half a sandwich...
  • Ex-Fed official: 'I'm sorry for QE'

    11/13/2013 5:58:23 AM PST · by sr4402 · 9 replies
    Fast Money ^ | Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 6:45 PM ET | Bruno J. Navarro
    "I can only say: I'm sorry, America," he wrote. "The central bank continues to spin QE as a tool for helping Main Street. But I've come to recognize the program for what it really is: the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time."
  • These Are The 27 Dumbest Things That Have Ever Happened. Seriously, Go Back To Kindergarten.

    11/12/2013 7:58:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    Viral Nova ^ | November 6, 2013
    It’s impossible to say how or why these people got so misguided, but the result is absolutely hilarious. These are the dumbest things that have happened in the history of man and, although it’s funny, it could make anyone lose their faith in humanity. Every new generation is apparently worse than the last.