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  • Scott Walker Didn't Finish College. And?

    02/13/2015 12:39:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 13, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    ".......For decades now, America's higher education system has poorly served Americans.If you can weld,you can land a job making six-figures tomorrow.If you recently acquired a B.A. in sociology,well, can you tell me how you do that thing where you make the foam on top a latte look like a heart?There's a reason why the lack of a college degree is practically celebrated in Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerberg,Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are all college dropouts. Peter Thiel says a college "diploma is a dunce hat in disguise" and wants to blow the higher-ed system up entirely. Sixty-three of the people...
  • Why They Fear Scott Walker

    02/12/2015 12:58:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 12, 2015 | Seth Mandel
    As I write this, the No. 1 “most read” story on the Washington Post’s website is its investigation into the college years of Scott Walker, headlined: “As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit.” Most of the time, you don’t need to read such a story to know what it’s about: for Republicans, every silly comment or stunt in their teenage years is in the public interest, and for Democrats the same investigative practice is racist, racist, racist. (Though in 2016 it will be sexist, sexist, sexist.) But there is one aspect of this story that...
  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    09/30/2014 3:19:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 20, 2014 | Linda Tirado
    Linda Tirado photographed by Scott Suchman near her home in Washington DC for the Observer New Review. Why do so many poor people eat junk food, fail to budget properly, show no ambition? Linda Tirado knew exactly why… because she was one of them. Here, in an extract from her book, Hand to Mouth, she tells her story in her own words •Q&A with Linda Tirado In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls....
  • Millennials, Hollywood Is Lying To You About Work And Success (Part 2)

    09/13/2014 4:36:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | September 13, 2014 | John Hawkins
    I once knew a guy who wanted to be a singer. I didn’t think he could sing very well, but in all fairness, that never stopped Justin Bieber. In any case, I inquired as to whether he was in a band. He said, “no.” I asked whether he had a demo tape. Nope, he didn’t. I wondered if he was regularly performing anywhere or getting lessons. Uh-uh, he wasn’t. Baffled, I asked him how he expected to become a singer without doing any of those things. He told me that he was hoping to be “discovered” by someone in the...
  • Gene Simmons Wins Argument with HuffPo Host over Speaking '[expletive] English'

    08/17/2014 3:00:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | August 15, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)This week, KISS rocker Gene Simmons not only embraced assimilation and the importance of English for immigrants to succeed, he gave a textbook example of how to successfully--and forcefully--do so on hostile turf. He did so with no apologies--and plenty of compassion. In an entertaining interview on HuffPostLive, Simmons said he was "given all the advantages of native-born children" after coming to the country when he was eight years of age, which he said was "astonishing" compared to other nations. Why? Because he learned "[expletive] English" and embraced America's melting pot instead of separatism (salad bowl). "I'm actually saying the...
  • The Secret to Career Success? Enthusiasm

    08/01/2014 4:51:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/27
    In 1980, Morley Safer traveled to Dallas to uncover the multimillion-dollar industry that was making people richer, better, and happierThis week, Morley Safer reported on a job-training boot camp that places disadvantaged youth in positions at some of the country's most competitive companies. Nearly 35 years ago, Safer reported on another tool job-hunters were using to gain an edge in the workforce. The year was 1980 and Safer found himself in Dallas at a $900, three-day seminar where average Joes were being taught the secret to success: enthusiasm. The man behind the seminar, Ed Foreman, claimed he could make individuals...
  • Israeli Independence Day, 2014

    05/06/2014 7:35:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 5/5/2014 | P. David Hornik
    On Monday evening and Tuesday, Israel marks its 66th Independence Day. Each year this day is preceded by Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers. The one holiday segues into the other, a few minutes after sundown, with the raising of the national flag on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem from half-staff to full height. That moment, one of the most defining and resonant in Israeli life, signifies that the country owes its existence to those who have been willing to sacrifice for it. And with Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers coming only a week after Holocaust Remembrance Day, it also represents a...

    03/24/2014 1:16:42 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 37 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 24, 2014 | Carlo3b
    ****BREAKING NEWS****ALERT THE MEDIA****STOP THE PRESSES**** Sit down Sammy, Hold ma beer Bertha, Holy Samoli…I HAVE DISCOVERED… DRUM ROLL PLEASE… “THE SECRET OF SUCCESS” Developing, more to come, stand by, please……. When I went to bed last evening, I was just as I have always been, as I am sure everyone else is, clueless as to what is the true “Secret Of Success”.. OK, I know.. I understand your reluctance in accepting my claim as authentic, however, this is the best I can do until I fill you in on the facts.. In what can only be described as an...
  • Having a Venerable Name Can Be a Key to Upward Mobility

    03/21/2014 5:05:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    America used to be a land with great upward social mobility, but isn't anymore. America never was a land with great upward social mobility. Which do you believe? Keep in mind that your answer will have significant implications for public policy. Most politicians, of both right and left, favor the first statement. Conservatives say big government is stifling people's chances to move upward. Barack Obama says growing inequality of wealth is holding people down. But Gregory Clark, British-born economist at the University of California, Davis, says they're both wrong. The second statement is correct, he argues in his new book...
  • Success Traits

    01/30/2014 4:45:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | January 30, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    As parents of two middle schoolers (eighth grade and sixth) my husband and I spend time attempting to help them develop characteristics that we believe are useful and good. Looking others in the eye when talking, a firm handshake and the ability to carry on a conversation are just a few of these skills. We encourage them to work hard and do well in school. We put emphasis on them working hard and doing their best, rather than the outcome or the grade itself. Like most parents, we want our children to be successful. A recent New York Times...
  • I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry

    01/27/2014 4:28:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 208 replies
    Thought Catalog blog ^ | January 15, 2014 | Amy Glass
    Every time I hear someone say that feminism is about validating every choice a woman makes I have to fight back vomit. Do people really think that a stay at home mom is really on equal footing with a woman who works and takes care of herself? There’s no way those two things are the same. It’s hard for me to believe it’s not just verbally placating these people so they don’t get in trouble with the mommy bloggers. Having kids and getting married are considered life milestones. We have baby showers and wedding parties as if it’s a huge...
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal Fights Washington War on School Vouchers

    01/25/2014 9:04:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604
    Newsmax ^ | 01/25/2014 | Andrea Billups and Jennifer G. Hickey
    Gov. Bobby Jindal is battling to protect Louisiana’s fast-growing school voucher program from an all-out attack by the Obama administration. The Justice Department claims the state’s private schools are defying a decades-old federal desegregation order. In November, a judge ruled the Department could monitor Louisiana's voucher program, even though 90 percent of the 6,750 students who use the Louisiana Scholarship Program are minority, and 85 percent are black. Jindal filed a 38-page response to the ruling earlier in January, asking a judge to overturn a 1976 "white flight" case that prohibited giving public funds to all-white private schools. "The state...
  • Some people are too stupid to get ahead, Boris Johnson, London mayor, says ...

    11/29/2013 4:57:18 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 15 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | November 28, 2013 | Michael Higgins
    Economic equality will never be possible because some people are too stupid to get ahead in the modern world, said Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, in a speech that is igniting a wave of criticism. Nick Clegg, Britain’s deputy prime minister, accused Mr. Johnson of “unpleasant elitism.” In the speech honouring the work of former Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Mr. Johnson said natural differences between humans will always mean some will succeed and others fail. “I am afraid that violent economic centrifuge is operating on human beings who are already very far from equal in raw ability, if...
  • Is California the Great Obamacare Success Story?

    11/25/2013 5:19:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11/25/13 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes that Obamacare is a success in California, and the Golden State experience is proof that the entire program would be great if they could just get that darn website to work. Krugman's column doesn't discuss the quality or cost of the health plans offered on the California exchange at all. To make his case, Krugman cites precisely two pieces of data. First, he notes that "enrollment is surging. At this point, more than 10,000 applications are being completed per day, putting the state well on track to meet its overall targets for 2014...
  • Carney to Jon Karl: "Good Reporters" Have Been Reporting On Obamacare Success Stories

    10/25/2013 2:25:24 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 29 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 10-24-2013
    (snip) JAY CARNEY: Well, Jon (JON KARL, ABC NEWS), I think if you’re asking me do we wish that there had been a better and more effective website on October 1st -- absolutely. If you’re asking me, as was asked earlier, do we think it’s right and appropriate to ask Americans with preexisting conditions to wait longer for affordable health insurance, the answer is no. KARL: No, I was asking if you wanted more time to get it right. CARNEY: Here’s another fact that I understand is not often reported: People are enrolling every day, and they’ve been enrolling every...
  • Obamacare Didn’t Fail – It’s a Huge Success

    10/24/2013 10:12:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/24/13 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Republican politicians call Obamacare a train wreck and a failure. Wayne Root shows why that isn’t true. Obamacare isn’t an accident. Nor is Obama incompetent. He is brilliant. And Obamacare is a success – if you understand Obama’s goals. Watch Wayne expose the shocking truth:
  • Scott Adams' Secret of Success: Failure (What's the best way to climb to the top? Be a failure)

    10/19/2013 8:09:12 AM PDT · by Dysart · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-12-13 | Scott Adams
    If you're already as successful as you want to be, both personally and professionally, congratulations! Here's the not-so-good news: All you are likely to get from this article is a semientertaining tale about a guy who failed his way to success. But you might also notice some familiar patterns in my story that will give you confirmation (or confirmation bias) that your own success wasn't entirely luck.
  • The 5 Attitudes That Will Cause You To Fail at Life In America

    08/03/2013 4:22:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 3, 2013 | John Hawkins
    "The charge is often made against the intelligentsia and other members of the anointed that their theories and the policies based on them lack common sense. But the very commonness of common sense makes it unlikely to have any appeal to the anointed. How can they be wiser and nobler than everyone else while agreeing with everyone else?" -- Thomas Sowell "Long ago, I realized that success leaves clues, and that people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results." -- Tony Robbins Not only does success leave clues, failure leaves clues as well. That's how the...
  • Detroit: The Left’s Model for Success

    07/22/2013 6:03:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | July 22, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Fifty years of Democrats running the city of Detroit led to it filing for bankruptcy last week. Unsustainable demands from its 48 unions gradually drove out private industry, as government became the largest employer. Its shrinking tax base can no longer support the massive pension debt obligations and still provide a minimum level of city services. Nearly half of the city’s debt is to underfunded pension plans and retirees. Mitt Romney presciently warned in 2008 that if the government bailed out the automakers, it would ultimately destroy Detroit. “Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it,...
  • Do Gay Men Have a Genetic Advantage Over Straight Men in Building Successful Careers?

    07/12/2013 10:31:02 AM PDT · by pinochet · 93 replies
    Gay people make up only 2 percent of the people in society. How did they end up having so much power, that they are able to impose their will on 98 percent of the population in America and other Western nations? I am aware that social conservatives are uncomfortable discussing genetic reasons, because it gives gay radicals an excuse to engage in sin. But acknowledging a genetic factor does not remove moral responsibility from gay people, and they remain under obligation to engage in Biblical sexual behavior. Gays will be put in the same situation as married men who are...
  • Why Bullies Thrive at Work

    06/07/2013 10:43:39 AM PDT · by Sopater · 33 replies
    Quality Digest ^ | 05/23/2013
    New study shows a strong correlation between bullying, social competence, and positive job evaluations Despite the awareness of workplace bullying and the resistance to it by employers and employees, many workplace bullies achieve high levels of career success, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Management. Published in the Journal of Managerial Psychology, the study found that some workplace bullies have high social skills that they use to strategically abuse their co-workers, yet still receive positive evaluations from their supervisors. The study marks the first attempt to measure the relationship between being a bully...
  • How to Spell Success

    06/04/2013 7:08:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | June 4, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    The annual ritual known as the Scripps National Spelling Bee came and went last week with kids spelling words that, I suspect, many with graduate degrees couldn't spell. The winner was Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Bayside Hills, N.Y. Mahankali is the first boy to win the title since 2008. There is a lesson to be learned from the success of these young people, including the ones who came close to winning but didn't. It is the value of persistence. Mahankali won this year by spelling the German word "knaidel." He lost the bee three times before and was...
  • 13 Reasons You're Not As Successful As You Should Be

    01/03/2013 11:31:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    National Federation of Independent Business ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jim Kukral
    Feeling down about your small business these days? Is the broken economy hurting your sales and keeping you up at night? Need some motivation and tough love to help you stop pitying yourself? Well, here you go: 13 reasons you might have in your head about why you're not as successful as you should be. #1 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Laziness I don’t think there’s an easy way to put this. I have to assume that you’re lazy. Every single successful person works their butts off to get where they are. It’s ok to...
  • Ten Ways to Start the New Year Fres

    01/03/2013 5:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's the beginning of a new year and a great chance to start over -- but how? Here are 10 ways to gain a fresh start in 2013. 1) What's past is past. Wipe all the disappointments of 2012 from your mind. They cannot be changed, and any amount of dwelling and wallowing will not help. Pretend you have amnesia and that it never happened, while retaining the lessons learned from the experience. Then do this again every month, every week, every morning. 2) Define success. Whether it be money made, time spent, lives changed, experiences created, every person has...
  • ...Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy

    11/28/2012 5:21:43 PM PST · by shove_it · 108 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 28 Nov 2012 | El Rushbo
    Full Headline = Sign of National Resentment for the American Way of Life: Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy RUSH: Now, over the weekend, a columnist in the New York Times by the name of Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece. He's all upset about the electrical grid failing in the Northeast during Hurricane Sandy. But that's not what made him mad. What made him mad was the reliance that some people had on private generators. He was upset about that, that some people had them and other people didn't. Here's the short version, according to David French at National...
  • Examiner Editorial: If top 5% paid 40% of taxes, what is their 'fair' share?

    11/25/2012 5:22:42 AM PST · by upchuck · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sunday, November 25, 2012
    Riding a wave of confidence after his re-election victory, President Obama is eager to collect scalps from the class war he appears to have won. Americans, Obama said in his postelection news conference earlier this month, "want to make sure that middle-class folks aren't bearing the entire burden and sacrifice when it comes to some of these big challenges. They expect that folks at the top are doing their fair share as well." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., echoed this point in a fundraising pitch sent out on Monday: "Voters sent a clear message to Republicans in the election:...
  • 7 Questions That Will Determine the Success or Failure Of Barack Obama's Second Term

    11/20/2012 4:24:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | November 20, 2012 | John Hawkins
    When British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was asked what might knock his administration off course, he famously responded, "Events, dear boy, events." There's a lot of truth to that. At any point in time, an unexpected event can throw the political world into turmoil. However, more often than not, it's not the blindside hit that gets you so much as the freight train you've seen coming for miles. When Barack Obama came into office, he had a number of serious challenges to deal with and not only has he effectively addressed very few of them, many of them have worsened...
  • Half of us strive for success; half of us are suspicious of it

    11/11/2012 7:45:40 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-11-12 | joe soucheray
    The real problem is that about half the country believes that business and the success that might flow from business is somehow contrived. About half the country believes that success is assigned, whimsically or arbitrarily, by guys in blue blazers who flick their cigar ashes at those whom they do not wish to succeed. It doesn't work that way, and we know it doesn't work that way. Mitt Romney, for example, was successfully portrayed to about half the country as a fellow who had it made from the beginning. His old man headed up a car company. He must have...
  • Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'

    10/05/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT · by tapatio · 142 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 5,2012 | Daniel Halper
    Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'
  • Obama Touts GM as Success While Market Share, Stock Price Decline

    07/31/2012 4:53:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/31/12 | Tony Lee
    Obama and his campaign have gone all-in in running on what they have spun as the successful turnaround of General Motors (GM), which received nearly $50 billion in taxpayer bailout money. The Obama campaign wants to use GM to prove not only Obama’s managerial skills and instincts but to contrast Obama with Romney, whose past successes in the private sector give him a considerable advantage over Obama when it comes to economic issues. Since Romney did not support the GM bailout, Obama’s team is betting on GM to neutralize the advantage Romney has over Obama on the economy. For this...
  • Obama Built The Trouble He's In

    07/26/2012 5:21:33 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/25/2012 | IBD Staff
    Election 2012: For a campaign that claims not to be worried about the fallout from President Obama's "you didn't build that" bomb, they sure are spending a lot of time and money hopelessly trying to do damage control on it. On Wednesday, Obama's top strategist, David Axelrod, dismissed the entire episode. "I've concluded that it's not all that impactful," he told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Oh really? [snip] Here's a quick review of what the campaign has done to tamp down this "unimportant" story:
  • Single Muslim Success Story: Bilal Abubaka & Zaheda Novsarka (Halal Site Shares Dat

    07/24/2012 9:49:15 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | Sep 23, 2010 | singlemuslimltd
    As-Salamu Alaykum., the world's leading Muslim marriage website is marking it's tenth anniversary. Since it's launch the company has brought about a staggering 10,000 marriages.'s ten years at the top is the result of hard work, determination, and a professional approach to business. The company now has a reputation for its reliability, discretion and sound Islamic principles, which has earned the trust of the Muslim community.
  • Co-Sponsoring Your Success

    07/20/2012 11:50:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 20, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    "If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. ... If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." -- Barack Obama The president's defenders have claimed he either misspoke last week at a Roanoke, Va., campaign event or that what he said is true. Both defenses have merit....
  • "If Your Successful, You Didn't Get There on Our Own"... Obama

    07/19/2012 8:21:33 PM PDT · by dps.inspect · 23 replies
    7/19/12 | me
    Obama... "I didn't say that... you quoted me out of context... I did not say what you thought I meant..." Ohh, but Mr. President, you did say that, and you couldn't have been more clear! Mr. Obama, your soul has now been fully exposed. Your only gaff is the fact that you cannot fully control your mouth. "The Cambridge Police acted stupidly" exposed your soul's contempt for law enforcement, especially if represented by a white man. "America is no longer a Christian nation" exposed your soul's contempt for this nation's founding and the fact that faith in the Christian God...
  • Mitt Romney compares himself to JFK as Nancy Reagan endorses him for presidency - VIDEO

    06/02/2012 9:47:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 2, 2012, | Antoinette Kelly
    The republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, continues to face a slew of questions regarding his vast wealth. With a net worth of over $200 million, the former Massachusetts governor has been ridiculed throughout his campaign for his inability to relate to many Americans who are currently struggling. In an interview broadcast on Thursday, Fox’s Bill Hemmer asked the GOPer and his wife, Ann, about their immense wealth. “Back to the connection [with the voters’] aspect of this. There will be people...who will look at you and just say, ‘successful rich guy,’” Hemmer put to him. In response, Romney likened himself...
  • How my child went from home school to Harvard and yours can, too

    01/27/2012 10:31:25 AM PST · by Sopater · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2012 | Wayne Allen Root
    America is in shambles from sea to shining sea. Unemployment is nearly at Great Depression levels. The real estate is still week and near collapse. And, of course, our U.S. Triple A credit rating is gone for the first time in history. But this is National School Choice Week and all of that terrible economic news is child’s play (excuse the pun) compared to our failing government-run education system. The accelerating and dramatic decline of our public school system is the shame of this once great country. I call our public school system "Every Child Left Behind." The failure of...
  • In Aiming Towards Victory

    11/14/2011 2:02:00 AM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 5 replies
    MSMB ^ | November 14, 2011 | Rob W. Case
    I am going to cite a few Bible verses for you, and I want you to ask yourself if you see them as realities you can relate to from experience, or merely idealistic concepts that perhaps sound pleasing to hear, and may believe them to a degree, but just not now, not at this particular moment in time. 1 John 5:4-5 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son...
  • Herman Cain's Gauntlet

    11/03/2011 6:53:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 3, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    When it comes to sex, the media apply different standards to Republicans and Democrats. Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton allegedly trolled for women, using state troopers as his procurers. As president, Clinton engaged in oral sex with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office. He lied about it under oath and was impeached, though later acquitted by the U.S. Senate. Other sexual accusations tainted Clinton, including one that he raped one Juanita Broaddrick. That "everybody lies about sex" and "it was just sex" and didn't affect his public responsibilities, were just two of the exculpatory statements from Clinton's Democratic defenders. James Carville...
  • The Black American Male

    10/11/2011 1:31:01 AM PDT · by Warrior Nurse · 34 replies
    Warrior Nurse
    The rise of Herman Cain speaks volumes about America
  • A Gigantic Organizational Problem

    10/02/2011 1:16:33 AM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 2 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 9/30/11 | Noman
    A Gigantic Organizational Problem Why do we care about professional baseball, or sports teams generally? Ask people in Boston or Atlanta, Tampa Bay or St. Louis. Noman thinks it's that rooting for a team is an initiation into a culture, a history, a tradition, a people. The club confers its identity on all who root for it, and all who play for it if the player let's it. We belong. And, that's important to people. The San Francisco Giants tenure as Major League Baseball's defending Champions ended in a whimper the other night with a 15-2 thumping at the bats...
  • America, the Needy-ful

    08/18/2011 7:53:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 18, 2011 | Kathy Fettke
    “How can the government help me?” This seems to be a growing sentiment among the American middle class. “The land of opportunity” is quickly becoming the “nation of the needy.” Here’s a question I received from a reader just last week: “I am not happy with how things are going since the Bush Administration allowed tax cuts for businesses and the wealthy. These cuts were supposed to end for those who just keep earning more off the middle class. My question is: I am told that investors can invest as little as $1000.00 in real estate, and make a living...
  • For And Against Prohibition

    06/17/2011 6:17:48 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 46 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 18, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    I oppose Prohibition in my kitchen. But – there is often a but - I’m also against professional libertarians and drunks making stuff up. Were American Prohibitionists really complete failures? You see, when a questioner proposes a few laws to curb drug addiction, your hysterical libertarian will unthinkingly scream, “Prohibition failed!” Or cry like a baby. Critical thinkers armed with primary sources, by way of contrast, beg to differ. And we’ve known this for decades: Prohibition was far more moderate and successful than what some libertarians imagine. It wasn’t pure socialism or pure lassie-faire romanticism. On the one hand, mainstream...
  • Living Life Like a Champion (Freep this contest)

    05/16/2011 7:49:51 PM PDT · by Entrepreneur
    Brian Tracy International ^ | May 10, 2011 | Heather Bassham Sumlin
    I grew up with an Olympic Champion as a Father. As a kid I didn’t realize how rare Olympic Gold was and how few people actually achieve becoming the absolute best in their field. I know what winning looks like and I realize it takes hard work, dedication and motivation to achieve success. But until the last few years I never took the time to appreciate how important my Father’s lessons are to my life. Today, I realize that not only are the lessons relevant to my goals in life but my journey to personal success has been made easier...
  • Repayments to push US bank bailout into profit

    03/30/2011 6:34:08 PM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 30 2011 | David Lawder
    WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury's bank bailout program will move into a profit for the first time on Wednesday with the expected repayment of $7.4 billion in taxpayer funds, Treasury officials said. The transfers to the Troubled Asset Relief Program will push recoveries from banks to $251 billion in repayments of capital, dividends, interest and other income. It invested $245 billion in banks during the financial crisis to help avert a U.S. financial system collapse. The officials did not identify the banks expected to repay funds. But SunTrust Banks Inc and Key Corp said on March 18...
  • The Supremacy of the Infrastructure of the Islamic State

    03/04/2011 3:41:26 PM PST · by STD · 12 replies
    Sharia4America ^ | died 820H | By Imam Kalkashandi
    Dear FREEpers, Just sit right back and hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip blah, blah blah, Can't you just smell the collegaite atmosphere of a Big Ten school library located in Madison Wisconsin. Here we can gather up top notch scholarship about the history of islam. Now that you have a cold adult beverage and some buttered popcorn, let's hear what the nutcase's of islam have to say about The Supremacy of the Infrastructure of the Islamic State. That's right folks! Read until reduced to laughing fits, or incredulity, enjoy! The Islamic history reflects much of the...
  • Murmurs of 'Alaska' Season 2

    12/21/2010 3:51:18 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 64 replies ^ | 12/21/2010 | KARIN TANABE
    Haven’t had your fill of Sarah Palin and her brood hunting, shooting, fishing and rafting on TLC? Well don’t fret, it looks like “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” could be sticking around for a second season. On Tuesday, PopEater reported that “'Sarah Palin's Alaska' is such a huge hit for TLC that the network is busy trying to get the former governor to sign up for season two.” The show has indeed been a success for the network, with about 3 million people tuning in on average week after week. PopEater points out that those numbers are better than the numbers for...
  • Social Security: Successful Failure (success with citizens who've opted into group subjugation)

    12/09/2010 7:52:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2010 | Marc H. Rudov
    Social Security has the dual distinction of being both an abysmal failure and a whopping success, and that's not just political double-speak. It all depends on which side of the coin you favor. As the most-egregious -- and unconstitutional -- Ponzi scheme of all time (today's elderly recipients are funded by young workers, not from their own contributions of yore), Social Security is irreversibly insolvent. In 1950, the worker-to-beneficiary ratio was 16.5 to 1. In 2010, that ratio is almost 2 to 1. Notwithstanding the political nonsense, Social Security's failure is rooted not in actuarial anomalies, but in the...
  • Obama lauds GM stock sale as policy success

    11/18/2010 7:17:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/18/10 | Andrew Beatty
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama held up the wildly successful return of General Motors to Wall Street Thursday as a vindication of his government's much-criticized economic policies. "Today, one of the toughest tales of the recession took another big step towards becoming a success story," Obama said shortly after GM completed its first day on the stock market in 18 months. Amid GM's skyrocketing debt and plummeting sales, Obama forced the company into bankruptcy protection in June 2009, while taking the deeply unpopular decision to up the company's bailout to almost 50 billion dollars. But today, fresh from...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    11/14/2010 6:13:28 PM PST · by abigail2 · 24 replies
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  • Everything Important In Life Depends On Your Ability To Answer This Kindergarten Question

    10/01/2010 8:13:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 154 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/01/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Harvard Professor Raj Chetty and a group of other researchers have performed a much-discussed study (via Gene Expression) that looks at what factors really affect things like income, your likelihood to own a home, and odds of getting married. The most startling thing they found? Your score on a very basic kindergarten test is a HUGE predictor. Other educational factors like class size and the quality of your teachers aren't nearly as important. Given the renewed interest in educational policy in America right now, it's fascinating.