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  • What the Media Gets Wrong About Israel

    11/30/2014 5:27:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/30/14 | Matti Friedman
    During the Gaza war this summer, it became clear that one of the most important aspects of the media-saturated conflict between Jews and Arabs is also the least covered: the press itself. The Western press has become less an observer of this conflict than an actor in it, a role with consequences for the millions of people trying to comprehend current events, including policymakers who depend on journalistic accounts to understand a region where they consistently seek, and fail, to productively intervene. An essay I wrote for Tablet on this topic in the aftermath of the war sparked intense interest....
  • What is "Sin"? (Vanity)

    11/23/2014 5:12:09 AM PST · by BwanaNdege · 100 replies
    Self | 11/23/2014 | BwanaNdege
    Hello Freepers! I need help with research for a paper. Your ideas are needed and welcomed. I especially would appreciate comments from Libertarians and any lurking Liberals/Progressives and Atheists/"Brights".
  • Donkey Wrong: It’s a classic game, but it’s no fun…

    10/23/2014 4:44:18 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm thinking of putting this on a shirt...
  • Democrats Not Sure What Flag Is Celebrated On Flag Day

    06/16/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 6/16/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Flag Day, the Democrats twitter feed sent out a photo to, one assumes, celebrate and honor the day. There was only one slight, tiny, no big deal little problem with the flag. It wasn't ours. Happy Flag Day! pic.twitter.com/I93jQ7ji1e— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 14, 2014 As you can imagine this is all over the news in the mainstreahaha ha ha ha ah just kidding. So far the only cable coverage has been on Fox News. Of course, this reminds us of the 2008 DNC where any kind of flag was hard to find. You know, until we found them....
  • Putin says Sochi Games wrongfoot critics of Russia

    02/25/2014 3:26:00 PM PST · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:09am EST
    MOSCOW - The Sochi Olympics "opened Russia's soul" to the world and wrongfooted critics of the host country, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks broadcast on Tuesday. Taking stock after Russia topped the medals table and avoided major security problems at its first post-Soviet Games, Putin said constructive criticism from the International Olympic Committee had helped make Sochi 2014 a success. But there were other critics whose jabs were motivated by "the competitive struggle in international politics, maybe even geopolitics". "They used the Olympic project to achieve their own aims in the area of anti-Russian propaganda," he said. "Because when...
  • Conservatives deserve what is happening to them

    02/04/2014 4:21:44 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 39 replies
    4 February 2014 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    All of this constant talk of corruption, wrongdoing, markets going bad, etc. ad nauseum is ridiculous. Conservatives (i.e. Those who stand for what is right.) deserve what is happening to them and I mean every word of it. If people who know what is right will not pull together and do something about all of this mess, then why complain about it or even talk about it? It accomplishes absolutely nothing. You're not going to convince anyone who is liberal to come his/her senses nor are you going to win converts. Either do something active about what is going on...
  • The right side of history

    02/03/2014 5:35:46 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-2-14 | David Huntwork
    Time and time again I have been accused of being on the "wrong side of history" when it comes to the arguments over abortion and, especially, to so-called gay marriage. This linguistic fad has exploded in use lately as if history itself is the sole arbitrator of what is right and true. It is the weapon of utter dismissiveness that is boldly and routinely wielded by the Left. One should, in reality, not be interested in being on the "right side of history," but on the right side of right and wrong. The most recent and sudden burst of Leftist...
  • Impersonating a soldier is wrong

    01/24/2014 2:12:21 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 13 replies
    Peterborough Examiner ^ | January 22, 2014 | Galen Eagle
    Peterborough’s David Jeffrey Dodd said he is a retired member of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, haunted by the scenes of his overseas experiences when his platoon was bombed and a female soldier died in his arms. “She was an incredible Soldier. I lost 4 good soldiers and she was one!,” Dodd posted on the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Association Facebook page Sunday. “I’m coming into a hard time of year (feb sucks bc that’s when it happened)…. I can’t sleep most nights because I see s--t in my dreams.” It would be...
  • [San Francisco] SFPD: Struck bicyclist was going wrong way

    01/09/2014 9:04:13 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle | sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2014 | Vivian Ho
    (01-09) 14:08 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- A bicyclist who was struck by a tow truck in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood was traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way street, police said Thursday. The bicyclist, a 31-year-old woman who has not been identified, was hit at Seventh and Folsom streets at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. She had been riding west on Folsom, which runs one way in the opposite direction, said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.
  • Eight Botched Environmental Forecasts

    Predicting the weather -- especially a decade or more in advance -- is unbelievably challenging. What's the track record of those most worried about global warming? Decades ago, what did prominent scientists think the environment would be like in 2010? 1. Within a few years "children just aren't going to know what snow is." Snowfall will be "a very rare and exciting event." 2. "[By] 1995, the greenhouse effect would be desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots…[By 1996] The Platte River of Nebraska would be dry, while a continent-wide...
  • Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages

    01/06/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 366 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 1, 2013 | Emily Coyle
    <p>Wal-Mart’s wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers as much as $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.</p> <p>So how did the report’s authors come up with the $900,000 figure? First, they took into account the number of Wal-Mart stores and employees across Wisconsin and the per-person costs of Badgercare, the state’s health care program, estimating that the cost of the publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a Supercenter that employees 300 workers.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda-linked rebels mistakenly behead fellow fighter

    11/15/2013 5:22:38 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    "(CNN) -- Radical anti-government fighters in Syria mistakenly beheaded a wounded fellow rebel soldier after assuming he was a supporter of President Bashar al-Assad, according to an online statement from the radical fighters' group
  • Global warming predictions proved wrong 97.4% of the time since 1990’s

    09/19/2013 9:01:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Remember the endless stream of dire global warming predictions? Since the 1990s we have been insulted with lies and wishful thinking about how we had to turn off our air conditioners and park our cars or be complicit in causing the Northeastern states to be wiped away by tidal waves of melted ice caps. Wrong wrong, wrong! All of them, all but 3%, were lies as in Penn State and the University of East Anglia lies! Al Gore and his shrinking band of far left lunatics have now been proved wrong merely by comparing their claims to what has actually...
  • Most Members of Congress Represent the Federal Government In Dealing With The American People

    08/20/2013 7:59:31 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 6 replies
    Self | August 20, 2013 | Stayfree
    I listened to a caller on the Mark Levin show describe perfectly our problem with Washington...we send them to Congress based on their campaign promises to represent us and our concerns, e.g. Obamacare, and what do they do but come back to and try to convince us that we should like Obamacare> In other words, as the caller describes, his representative came back after being elected and tried to get her voters to see Obamacare as all of Washington's establisment views government program...bigger is better.
  • Victimidation and Idolatry, or Where Modern Liberalism Went Wrong

    08/19/2013 1:21:12 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 7 replies
    8/19/2013 | me
    I've got what I believe to be a spiritual insight into the "victimidation" phenomenon which is behind a lot of modern American political liberals' folly. I share it for discussion and refinement. I'd like to go into what I believe is the history here. Liberalism as we know it today began as a movement within Christianity to pay special attention to its call (and the call of the Judaic faith that led up to it) to raise up people who were down and out. At that time there was still a robust faith in God, and that He would glorify...
  • Billboards with wrong election date to be corrected (Detroit)

    08/13/2013 8:13:42 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 11 replies
    Fox 2 News Detroit ^ | 8-13-13 | Alexis Wiley
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Billboards reminding Detroiters their vote is their voice are all over the city. They also mistakenly say the general election is September 2. Apparently the Detroit City Clerk's Office wanted the billboards updated on September 2 with the date of the general election. Clearly, the person responsible for the work got a little confused. No one caught the mistake until Clerk Janice Winfrey spotted the botched billboards and called the president of International Outdoor on Saturday, the same day the billboards were updated. The executive told us it was an honest mistake and his company's first in...
  • Did Barack Obama pick the wrong venue for anti-slavery speech?

    06/28/2013 4:22:42 PM PDT · by Errant · 48 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 June, 2013 | Colin Freeman
    For a black American president on a tour of Africa, it seemed an obvious opportunity for a speech about the evils of slavery. When Barack Obama visited Senegal on Thursday, he headed for Gorée Island, where a crumbling fort is said to have been the key departure point for millions of slaves shipped across the Atlantic. Yet as the president toured the 18th century building and later spoke of how the visit had allowed him to "fully appreciate the magnitude of the slave trade", historians pointed out that it was probably never used for that purpose at all.
  • The Catholic Free Press gets it wrong again

    06/19/2013 7:19:17 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 17 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 19, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Once again, The Catholic Free Press [Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts] has demonstrated that it is not committed toward offering its readers an authentic Catholic teaching. Writing in the June 14, 2013 edition, Fr. Conrad S. Pecevich, Pastor of St. Anne's Parish in Southborough, correctly notes that, "Time and again throughout the Gospels, Jesus chastised the religious people of his day, the Sadducees and the Pharisees, for their hasty judgmental attitudes." So far so good. But then Fr. Pecevich writes, "When we commit the sin of judgment, we place ourselves morally above others. We forget that, like them, we are poor,...
  • Obama Calls Tornado Ravaged Okla. Town By Wrong Name

    05/29/2013 7:27:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/29/13
    President Obama in Asbury Park, NJ on Tuesday: "So, Jersey, you’ve still got a long road ahead, but when you look out on this beach -- this beautiful beach here, even in the rain, it looks good. You look out over the horizon, you can count on the fact that you won’t be alone. Your fellow citizens will be there for you -- just like we’ll be there for folks in Breezy Point and Staten Island -- (applause) -- and obviously, we’re going to be there for the folks in Monroe [sic], Oklahoma, after the devastation of last week. (Applause.)...
  • Feinstein: ´Talking points were wrong´

    05/12/2013 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/12/13 | Tarini Parti
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the talking points used on the Sunday news shows following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were wrong, adding that the administration should have been quicker in calling it a terrorist act. “I think the talking points were wrong,” the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on NBC´s “Meet the Press.” “I think the talking points should not be written by the intelligence community.” “Unfortunately," she added, "the word extremist was used which isn’t not as crystal clear as terrorist.”
  • Where George W. Bush succeeded, Mitt Romney fell short

    12/02/2012 8:32:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Tribune Media Services ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a “leave me alone coalition”: Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and...
  • DODD-FRANK: Still Wrong for America

    09/09/2012 11:31:57 AM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | July 18, 2012 | Heritage Foundation
    Hijacking the Financial Sector: The Dodd–Frank statute represents a regulatory hijacking of the financial sector, spanning 2,300 pages delineating at least 400 separate rulemakings by 11 federal agencies. Doesn’t Fix the Problem: Most of the provisions of the act have little or no connection to the financial crisis that provided the excuse for their creation. More Bailouts, Not Less: Dodd–Frank does not end bailouts to big banks. Under the act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is permitted to purchase the assets of a failing firm, guarantee the obligations of a failing firm, take a security interest in the assets of...
  • Ellison: ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Being a Muslim

    09/07/2012 1:19:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/7/12 | Melanie Hunter
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress and the first African-American elected to the House from Minnesota, said Thursday that when some accuse President Barack Obama of being a Muslim, it’s “as if it’s something to be ashamed of or wrong,” but there’s really “nothing wrong with being a Muslim.” “A not-so-uncommon form of attacking the president has been to question not only where he was born, but his faith, and often that’s by saying he’s a Muslim. Can you talk to me about that, and as a Muslim-American, how does that make you feel?”
  • Obama’s betrayal

    08/17/2012 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/17/12 | Michael Gerson
    In the innocent, bygone days of February, President Obama told NBC News that the campaign would get negative against him, but provided this assurance: “I think that you will be able to see how we conduct ourselves in the campaign. I think it will be consistent with how I conducted myself in 2008 and hopefully how I have conducted myself as president of the United States.” Not since Gary Hart urged reporters to follow him around because “they’d be very bored” has an assurance been more of an indictment. The Obama campaign has targeted and intimidated Republican donors on an...
  • Just what America needs: Pizza vending machines

    06/13/2012 7:11:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/13/2012 | Rene Lynch
    Ever have a sudden urge for crisp-crusted, ooey-gooey, cheesy pizza? You want it STAT. Not in the time it takes to preheat the oven to 500 degrees for a frozen pizza. Not in the 20 minutes it takes for the pizza delivery guy to arrive. And certainly not in however many hours it would take to make homemade dough and marinara sauce. Get ready for Let's Pizza, a pizza vending machine that promises to deliver a piping hot pizza pie made from scratch in less than three minutes. The brainchild of Italian entrepreneur Claudio Torghel, the machine will be distributed...
  • Obama’s ‘Truth Team’ Wrong on GOP Donor

    06/02/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/1/12 | FactCheck.org
    The Obama “Truth Team” blames GOP donor Thomas O’Malley’s refinery company for helping to “drive gas prices up this year by curtailing gas production.” But the facts are the exact opposite. The Energy Information Administration credits PBF Energy for preventing a price spike in the Northeast this year by opening a refinery in Delaware — partially offsetting the loss of production from two other Philadelphia-area refineries that have closed. The “truth team” also claimed that one event — a March fire at the company’s Delaware refinery — “directly contributed to a spike in gas prices.” But that fire was under...
  • Former U.S. Official: Striking Iran Prematurely Would be Wrong

    05/30/2012 2:34:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Michčle Flournoy, former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, spoke on Tuesday at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv. Video ..... Finally, Flournoy addressed the Iranian nuclear issue and, while she stressed that President Obama will take no options off the table, she added, “Any military strike will only delay, not destroy, Iran’s nuclear program. American estimates suggest a delay of one to three years for an Israeli strike.” “It is something that would buy us time, but it would not by itself solve the problem in any enduring way,” said...
  • Forced marriage: Girl aged five among 400 minors helped

    03/30/2012 3:49:41 AM PDT · by EnglishCon · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03/30/2012 | BBC News
    A five-year-old girl is thought to have become the UK's youngest victim of forced marriage. She was one of 400 children to receive assistance from the government's Forced Marriage Unit in the last year. The figures have emerged as the public consultation into criminalising forced marriage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland comes to an end. Amy Cumming, joint head of the Forced Marriage Unit, said 29% of the cases it dealt with last year involved minors. "The youngest of these was actually five years old, so there are children involved in the practice across the school age range," she...
  • Spike Lee Does the Wrong Thing: Retweets Zimmerman's Home Address

    03/25/2012 11:56:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies · 4+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/25/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Yesterday, filmmaker Spike Lee apparently re-tweeted the home address of George Zimmerman--the Hispanic man who allegedly shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida last month.
  • Doctor Claims Everything You've Heard About Cholesterol and Heart Disease is Wrong

    03/08/2012 7:35:50 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 184 replies · 1+ views
    RUSH: Now, this health story. The website's called Signs of the Times, and the story here is by Dr. Dwight Lundell. "Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease." The upshot of it is that everything that we think we're doing to promote cardiovascular health is actually contributing to cardiovascular problems. This story prints out six pages. The doctor wrote it. So many times I have mentioned over the years about diet, health, food, how we are being manipulated by government goals, wrong medical ideas. Food activists with a logo and a fax machine putting out bogus information...
  • (Shortened Title) STOCK Act Won't Stop Millionaire Congress Picking Winners and Losers

    02/10/2012 6:00:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2012 | John Ransom
    The House yesterday passed a new "reform" measure aimed at curtailing the practice of trading on securities with inside information amongst members of Congress and their staff. Suprise! Some members of Congress were arriving in Congress and becoming rich on the experience. Ever wonder how people go to Congress and become millionaires? The publication last year of a new academic report cleared up for us at least one way the millionaires' club known as Congress benefits.A report from four scholars, Alan J Ziobrowski; James W Boyd, Ping Cheng; and Brigitte J. Ziobrowski, titled Abnormal Returns From the Common Stock Investments...
  • Pharmacy robber, federal agent shot dead in NY

    01/01/2012 10:26:40 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 47 replies
    AP Yahoo ^ | January 1, 2012 | CRISTIAN SALAZAR
    An off-duty federal law enforcement agent who happened to be in a pharmacy during a holdup confronted the robber as he tried to leave with money and painkillers, and both were shot to death. The off-duty Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent died after being taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound Saturday, Nassau County police Lt. Kevin Smith said. Police said the gunman entered the pharmacy in Seaford about 2 p.m., looking for painkillers and money, and announced a holdup. As he tried to leave with what he came for, three people confronted him: the ATF...
  • Christmas is an American holiday

    12/17/2011 2:34:11 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 16 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | December 17, 2011 | Chuck Morse
    In colonial times Christmas was frowned upon in New England and observed mostly as a private feast in mid-Atlantic and Southern colonies. The strait-laced New England Puritans, partially motivated by anti-Catholic sentiment, banned Christmas in 1659 under the guise that the holiday was pagan and that it encouraged decadence. Colonial Americans celebrated a Christmas that contained both religious and secular elements thus establishing a uniquely balanced American approach to faith. Christmas harkens back to the ancient Roman celebration of the Saturnalia, a day in which all Romans, Emperor and slave, addressed each other on a first name basis. Christmas was...
  • [vanity] I refuse to have Romney forced down my throat.

    10/12/2011 3:56:25 PM PDT · by jagusafr · 101 replies
    vanity | 12Oct11 | jagusafr
    Does anybody else notice the HUGE push among the media elites (Rove, Krauthammer, et al) for Romney, now that Cain is showing powerful gains? I have to say, the more they say Romney's a foregone conclusion, the deeper my heels dig in against him. Not because he's a Mormon, but because he WANTS it too much - has been running since the last election, and I WON'T have "them" dictate who our nominee will be. Colonel, USAFR
  • Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice (global warming OOPS!)

    "Recent satellite images of Greenland make it clear that there are in fact still numerous glaciers and permanent ice cover where the new Times Atlas shows ice-free conditions and the emergence of new lands," they say in a letter that has been sent to the Times. "We do not know why this error has occurred, but it is regrettable that the claimed drastic reduction in the extent of ice in Greenland has created headline news around the world. "There is to our knowledge no support for this claim in the published scientific literature."
  • Shock: No jail time for woman who strangled newborn because Canada accepts abortion, says judge

    09/16/2011 1:34:41 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 31 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Sep 12, 2011 | Patrick B. Craine
    An Alberta judge has let a woman who strangled her newborn son walk free by arguing that Canada’s absence of a law on abortion signals that Canadians “sympathize” with the mother. “We live in a country where there is no protection for children in the womb right up until birth and now this judge has extended the protection for the perpetrator rather than the victim, even though the child is born and as such should be protected by the court,” said Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition. Katrina Effert of Wetaskiwin, Alberta gave birth secretly in her parents’...
  • Poll: Voters disagree that Social Security is a “monstrous lie”

    09/13/2011 12:06:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Even after an op-ed in USA Today and a strong exposition of his position in last night’s debate, Rick Perry still draws heat for his characterization of Social Security as a “monstrous lie.” A new CNN/ORC poll, for example, reveals that 72 percent of registered voters say Perry’s description of the program is “inaccurate,” while just 27 percent say it is “truthful.” More of the breakdown from WSJ’s Washington Wire: The survey also shows that 59 percent of tea party supporters disagree with Mr. Perry’s characterization.Still, 55 percent of those polled say there’s a serious problem with Social Security that...
  • Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics (que the tiny violin BarF Alert!)

    08/11/2011 7:01:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 5+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/11/11 | Darlene Superville - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Aligning himself with a public fed up with economic uncertainty and Washington gridlock, President Barack Obama declared Thursday: "There is nothing wrong with our country. There is something wrong with our politics." His toughly worded message — he said there was frustration in his voice, in case anyone missed the point — came amid a series of polls showing that people are disgusted with political dysfunction and are dispensing blame all around, including on Obama. Obama aired his frustration with the ways of Washington at an event in Michigan before pivoting to his re-election campaign and...
  • Why We Know Democrats Are Always Wrong

    07/27/2011 4:32:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-27-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A simple little graphic I whipped up... :-)
  • Jon Stewart Proven Wrong on Media Bias…Again

    06/26/2011 10:15:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 6/26/11 | John
    The left was so excited after Jon Stewart’s appearance on Fox News last Sunday. But the victory was short lived. First, Jon was fact-checked by Politifact. Chris Wallace pointed it out here. But there was another claim Stewart made in the interview which also fell apart this week. Here’s Stewart defending the NY Times:
  • Chinese scientists genetically modify dairy cows to produce human breast milk

    06/12/2011 3:52:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    CHINESE scientists have genetically modified dairy cows to produce human breast milk, and hope to be selling it in supermarkets within three years. The milk produced by the transgenic cows is identical to the human variety, with the same immune-boosting and antibacterial qualities as breast milk, scientists at China's Agricultural University in Beijing said. The transgenic herd of 300 was bred by inserting human genes into cloned cow embryos which were then implanted into surrogate cows, Sky News reported. The technology used was similar to that used to produce Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned by scientists,...
  • AP Count Wrong, Prosser Now Leads by 40 Votes in Wisconsin Election

    04/07/2011 1:21:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/7/11 | John McCormack
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: The latest vote count in the state Supreme Court race in Winnebago County indicates incumbent David Prosser is leading Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg in votes. A tally compiled by The Associated Press Wednesday and used by news organizations statewide, including the Journal Sentinel, indicated Kloppenburg was leading the race by 204 votes. Figures on Winnebago County's website are now different from those collected by the AP. Winnebago County's numbers say Prosser received 20,701 votes to Kloppenburg's 18,887.
  • Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum in ONE two-hour sitting

    12/28/2010 1:40:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 4+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2010-12-28
    A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revellers. 46-stone Donna Simpson, sitting in a reinforced metal chair, chowed down on the world's biggest Christmas dinner as she ate for two straight hours on Saturday. The single mother-of-two tucked into two 25lb turkeys, two maple-glazed hams, 15lbs of potatoes (10lbs roast, 5lbs mashed), five loaves of bread, five pounds of herb stuffing, four pints of gravy, four pints of cranberry dressing and an astonishing 20lbs of...
  • Activist Hollywood Wrong Again: No Cancer Increases in ‘Erin Brockovich’ Town

    12/14/2010 8:45:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 12/14/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Proving once again that Hollywood always gravitates to the wrong causes, Tim Cavanaugh of Reason.com reported on Dec. 14 that the California town made famous by Erin Brockovich — an activism that Hollywood embraced with a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts — has proven not to have lived up to all the anti-corporate fearmongering that brought the town to the country’s attention. For those of you that are hazy on the story, local activist Erin Brockovich successfully took Pacific Gas and Electric to court forcing it to pay a record $33 million class-action settlement
  • Newt Gingrich: ‘We are not going to deport 11 million people’

    12/04/2010 6:46:15 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 121 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 12/3/2010 | Jim Galloway
    Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich appears intent on keeping high-flying Republicans grounded in reality. From Politico.com: Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich “We are not going to deport 11 million people,” Gingrich said Thursday as he kicked off his first forum on Latino issues. “There has to be some zone between deportation and amnesty.” A possible presidential candidate, Gingrich stressed that his target of establishing an entirely legal work force is “not a call for amnesty.” Rather, he said, it’s about applying common sense to the immigration debacle. “Dos y dos son cuatro” (two plus two equals four), he...
  • Why Bernanke Is Dead Wrong, And What It Means for Investors

    11/21/2010 9:39:15 AM PST · by deniss60 · 50 replies
    Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's big speech... leaves U.S. policymakers off the hook and takes their focus further away from the free-market reforms within their control to make -- the policy changes that would do much more to save what's left of the U.S. economy than anything China might do. Bernanke would have been more constructive taking direct and sustained aim at U.S. policymakers in both parties -- it's their bad policy moves and avoidance of tough decisions over more than 30 years that's responsible for America's economic underperformance. The metaphor that comes to mind is of an overweight runner blaming...
  • Sibelius defends the indefensible

    09/28/2010 4:53:33 PM PDT · by agee · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius writes an utterly unconvincing retort to charges of thuggery in her threats to health insurance companies, in today's Wall Street Journal. What is amazing about this display is that she doesn't use the space provided to defend her actions, but to attack and demonize the private health care insurance industry. Sebelius's writing is entirely unconvincing and riddled with faulty logic. Sebelius: "Over the past decade, Americans have seen what happens when insurance companies have free rein" Currently insurance companies are regulated by both state and federal agencies. Nearly 50% of every healthcare dollar...
  • Bouncing Good Ideas Off Of Obama

    08/16/2010 6:44:22 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-16-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Throw them out there....see what if he thinks.... It kind of looks like a Jester's hat (sort of intentional).... Click the image to see the larger version. The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Blagojevich: Government showed he did no wrong

    07/21/2010 10:36:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/10 | AP
    CHICAGO – Rod Blagojevich says the prosecution in his corruption trial proved that he did nothing wrong. He spoke after his defense rested Wednesday without calling any witnesses — including the ousted Illinois governor himself. Blagojevich says the government showed "that I never took a corrupt dollar, not a corrupt dime, not a corrupt nickel, not a corrupt penny."
  • Indonesian clerics: Our mistake _ you're facing the wrong direction during Islamic prayers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — People in the world's most populous Muslim nation have been facing Africa — not Mecca — while praying. Indonesia's highest Islamic body acknowledged Monday it made a mistake when issuing an edict in March saying the holy city in Saudi Arabia was to the country's west. It has since asked followers to shift direction slightly northward during their daily prayers. "After a thorough study with some cosmography and astronomy experts, we learned they've been facing southern Somalia and Kenya," said Ma'ruf Amin, a prominent cleric of the Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI. "We've revised it now...