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  • Frank Zappa's Apostrophe re-release is a 'must for any serious rock lover'

    11/22/2014 1:36:23 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 1 replies
    Express ^ | November 6, 2014 | Paul Stewart
    FANS of rock's most avant grade figure will adore this 40th anniversary re-release of his cult 1974 album [snip]
  • Gentlemen! Gentlemen it's quite true. The weather still continues to defy Nature...

    11/22/2014 1:30:57 PM PST · by dynoman · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 1966 | 20th Century Fox
    Gentlemen! Gentlemen it's quite true. The weather still continues to defy Nature!! Overnight the temperature of the Arctic has risen 4.9F!! Gentlemen, another five degrees - Haifa harbor is completely under water!! It's true! New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Marseilles, EVERY SEA PORT IS IN DANGER!! Who's doing this and why? IT IS THE WORK OF MADMEN!!!!!!!
  • Everything You Need To Know About Obama's Executive Amnesty

    11/22/2014 1:28:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    In a primetime address on November 20, President Obama made his sales pitch to the American people for a series of immigration executive actions he will sign on November 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here is what you need to know:What actions is Obama taking specifically?The key to Obama's new immigration policy is the creation of one new amnesty program and the expansion of another.Specifically, Obama's new amnesty program will give illegal immigrants who have been in the United States for at least five years, and who are parents of U.S. citizens or legal residents, a three year work permit. This permit will also allow them to obtain...
  • UPDATED Kinder Morgan protesters mass for more arrests as test drilling starts

    11/22/2014 1:18:45 PM PST · by shove_it · 10 replies
    CBC ^ | 22 Nov 2014
    About 100 anti-pipeline protesters marched up Burnaby Mountain — many with the intention of getting themselves arrested — and gathered at the work site Saturday after Kinder Morgan started test drilling on Friday night. MORE | Complete coverage of the pipeline protests Organizers say they are still trying to stage a peaceful display of civil disobedience, but are prepared to face arrest. Simon Fraser University science professor Lynne Quarmby is among those leading the march. Quarmby and Tamo Campos, the grandson of environment activist David Suzuki were among those arrested on Friday. Protesters like Kate Gordanier-Smith say the beginning of...
  • Renewable Energy: So Useless That Even Greenie Google Gave up on it

    11/22/2014 1:18:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 22, 2014 | James Delingpole
    Some people call it "renewable energy" but I prefer to call it "alternative energy" because that's what it really is: an alternative to energy that actually works (eg nuclear and anything made from wonderful, energy-rich fossil fuel.) Now a pair of top boffins from uber-green Google's research department have reached the same conclusion. Ross Konigstein and David Fork, both Stanford PhDs (aerospace engineering; applied physics) were employed on a Google research project which sought to enhance renewable technology to the point where it could produce energy more cheaply than coal. But after four years, the project was closed down. In...
  • IRS inspector general finds up to 30,000 of Lois Lerner’s e-mails

    11/22/2014 1:15:27 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | Josh Kicks
    Many of Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails may no longer be missing. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told several congressional committees on Friday that it has recovered as many as 30,000 of the ex-Internal Revenue Service official’s messages from disaster recovery tapes, according to congressional aides who participated in a briefing on the matter. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified in June that the e-mails were lost after Lerner’s hard drive crashed in 2011. He said the agency tried unsuccessfully to retrieve the records with help from agency IT and forensic experts. Koskinen acknowledged the existence of disaster recovery tapes...
  • Culturist Suicide

    11/22/2014 1:11:13 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/22/2014
    With Obama’s promised amnesty for illegal people, America has committed culturist suicide. Culturism is the belief that a traditional majority culture has the right and duty to protect, promote, and promulgate itself. This mission is now lost beyond hope. And this is fatal to America, because cultural diversity is real and important. Obama claims that his amnesty will impact only 5 million people. How will they check that? Who will check that? Believe me, fraud will be rampant and we do not have the resources or will to check it. And, this news will – as did Obama’s earlier promise...
  • Bill Cosby says those who oppose Obama are racist (Flashback)

    Comedy and television icon Bill Cosby slammed Republicans who failed to stand for President Obama’s State of the Union speech, likening them to racists who opposed desegregation. “I think we have people sitting there,” he said, referring to the president’s SOTU speech, during a CNN television interview reported by Mediaite, “who are as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation.” His comments came in context of a discussion about racism and the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across Selma, Ala., Mediate reported. Rep. Connie Mack said “it’s just hard to believe,” and “it’s unbelievable,” in reference to...
  • Planned Parenthood Supports President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration [truncated]

    11/22/2014 1:05:46 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    Targeted News Service ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cecile Richards
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Planned Parenthood Federation of America commends President Obama for taking long overdue executive action addressing key issues in our nation's broken immigration system, and calling on the administration and Congress to work to extend healthcare coverage to these individuals. Statement from Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America: "We commend President Obama for extending much needed and long overdue relief to millions of women and families currently living in fear of deportation due to our nation's broken immigration system. This is a bold...
  • Ben Carson's Fans Await Him in Iowa [link only]

    11/22/2014 1:04:13 PM PST · by grundle · 1 replies
    bloomberg.com [link only] | November 22, 2014
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-11-22/ben-carsons-fans-await-him-in-iowa
  • Labour's Emily Thornberry quits over 'snobby' tweet

    11/22/2014 1:03:37 PM PST · by beaversmom · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | November 21, 2014
    Emily Thornberry has resigned from Labour's front bench after sending a tweet during the Rochester and Strood by-election which was branded "snobby". The shadow attorney general apologised for the message, which showed a terraced house with three England flags, and a white van parked outside. UKIP said she had "sneered, and looked down her nose at a white van in Strood with the cross of St George on it". Labour leader Ed Miliband was "angry" at her, a senior figure told the BBC. The resident of the house, Dan Ware, said Ms Thornberry - the MP for Islington South and...
  • Missing S.F. 12-year-old may be sex-trafficking victim

    11/22/2014 1:01:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 21, 2014 | Vivian Ho
    Police are investigating the possibility that a 12-year-old San Francisco girl who has been missing for almost two weeks is a victim of sex trafficking. Imani Howell was last seen getting onto a 19-Polk bus for school on Nov. 10, police said. People have reported seeing her in the Mission District and along Oakland’s International Boulevard, known hot spots for the trafficking of young girls.
  • Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran

    11/22/2014 12:47:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/22/2014 22:17 | MICHAEL WILNER
    WASHINGTON -- Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program. But sharing details of the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its allies with a clear argument: Current proposals guarantee the perpetuation of a crisis, backing Israel into a corner from which military force against Iran provides the only logical exit.
  • The Tech Skills and Courses Google Recommends for Software Engineers

    11/22/2014 12:35:34 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Life Hacker ^ | 11/18/2014 | Melanie Pinola
    Software engineering is one of the most in-demand and best paying careers, but learning computer science can also pay off even if you don't do it professionally. Google has a guide on the courses and experiences future software engineers should consider. --SNIP-- Although intended for college students, anyone can follow these recommendations, which include skills like coding in C++, Java, or Python and learning cryptography (along with online resources to aquire those skills). It's not as in-depth as the bachelor's level computer science curriculum we've seen before, but it covers the basics, and the non-academic suggestions such as contributing to...
  • Republican Party Cowards

    11/22/2014 12:31:45 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Jeff Crouere
    Within three months, the dangerous components of the President's immigration plan will become operational. The clock is ticking on a response. Will Republican leaders finally show some courage? As time goes on, President Obama is becoming much more provocative with the GOP. For example, he met with congressional Democrats, but no Republicans, then announced his long awaited plan for executive amnesty, giving 5 million illegal immigrants a pathway to work permits and relief from possible deportation for 3 years. After getting shellacked in the mid-terms, Obama has not compromised with Republicans, he moved further to the political left. It was...
  • Curt Schilling’s son brings toy grenade to Logan, sparks bomb scare

    11/22/2014 12:27:24 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, November 22, 2014 | Owen Boss
    A toy grenade that Curt Schilling’s son mistakenly packed in his carry-on luggage caused a security scare at Logan Airport this morning. The former Red Sox Ace posted on his Facebook page: “Want a good one to start your day? We are at Logan getting ready to fly. Heading through security when one of my sons looks at me in panic....”DAD!”.....OMG I THINK I LEFT MY FAKE GRENADE IN MY BAG!!!” Schilling posted to his Facebook page at about 7 a.m. “3 seconds later the belt stops, every tsa person is on their walkie talkies. Then, they shoo everyone in...
  • Capitalism Cataclysm

    11/22/2014 12:25:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Freedom Economics “Capitalism” is the cataclysmically inappropriate word we use to describe the most successful economic system in the history of the world. We must cease its use at once and forevermore. “Capitalism,” the word, maligns capitalism, the economic system. We must understand and accept this. No longer can we conservatives, we capitalists, remain purists about this term. The Left has won, and handily. They have contorted the word capitalism into a grotesque mockery of its true nature. Worse, having sullied the term, they have also sullied the concept. If the economic system of capitalism were termed something different than...
  • Three Steps to Resolve Immigration Issue

    11/22/2014 12:23:00 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Enforce Existing Laws, Secure the Border, Stop Giving Illegal Aliens Free Stuff The solution to the immigration problem is simple, but the leftists have the Republican Party in such a political monkey-style crap throwing contest that the reality of the simplicity of the issue evades them. The steps are easy: Enforce existing immigration laws on the books. Secure the border. Quit giving illegal aliens free stuff. The liberal left will start screaming about the children, both coming to America, and the ones brought here outside their own choice. Yeah, yeah. When I broke my wrist, I didn’t ask the doctor...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Hopes Ferguson Grand Jury Finds Evidence of a Crime

    11/22/2014 12:21:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who was elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) this week, told WUNC on Wednesday that the CBC is “laser-focused on what’s happening in Ferguson.” He added, ”We are very, very concerned about it.” Butterfield, a former Superior Court judge and civil rights attorney, said in an interview with WUNC, the North Carolina Public Radio affiliate, that he expects a report from the grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case next week. “I was a judge, as you probably know, for fifteen years in North Carolina and I presided over many grand...
  • Lithuanian President Calls Russia 'Terrorist State'

    11/22/2014 12:16:53 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 5 replies
    Lithuanian President Calls Russia 'Terrorist State' 11:19 (GMT) Dalia GrybauskaitÄ—, the Lithuanian president, has told LRT radio that Russian aggression will spread further in Europe if the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine are not countered. Delfi.lt reports: "Today, Ukraine is fighting for peace in the whole of Europe, for all of us. If the terrorist state that is carrying out aggression against its neighbour is not stopped, that aggression might spread in Europe and beyond," the president told the national radio LRT. Meanwhile Prime Minister Algirdas ButkeviÄŤius told the ÂŽiniĹł Radijas news radio on Thursday that the situation in Ukraine is...
  • AP Finds Obama Grubered Immigration Speech

    11/22/2014 12:14:33 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Associated Press is not known as being normally critical of Barack Obama therefore it was quite surprising that their fact check found the President's speech last Thursday taking unilateral action to halt deportations of illegals to be chock full of Gruber. Here is a list of the Gruberisms the AP found in Obama's speech: OBAMA: "It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive - only Congress can do that. All we're saying is we're not going to deport you." THE FACTS: He's saying, and doing, more than...
  • Ancient Martian civilisation was wiped out by nuclear bomb-wielding aliens - and they could attack

    11/22/2014 12:08:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 18:15 EST, 21 November 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan for
    If you're planning to go to the 2014 Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physical Society in Illinois this Saturday, you might be in for a bit of a surprise with the final talk of the day. Because that's when plasma physicist Dr John Brandenburg will present his theory that an ancient civilisation on Mars was wiped out by a nuclear attack from another alien race. In his bizarre theory, Dr Brandenburg says ancient Martians known as Cydonians and Utopians were massacred in the attack - and evidence of the genocide can still be seen today. Back in 2011 the...
  • German Bishops to Unveil 'Hidden Bombshell'

    11/22/2014 12:03:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 11/22/14 | Edward Pentin
    n the latest in a series of attempts by German bishops to align Church teaching with secular values, a sub-committee of the German episcopal conference is planning to amend Church labor law to allow Church employees who are homosexual or divorced and civilly remarried to work in ecclesiastical institutions. Until now, those employed in the German Church – the second largest employer in the country – are required to adhere to lifestyles consistent with Church teaching. But on Nov. 24th, a majority of bishops are expected to vote to introduce changes to Church rules to allow such employees to continue...
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury Fails to Reach Decision on Indictment

    11/22/2014 12:01:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    TPNN ^ | November 22, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    In a move that appears to be calculated to pacify rioters who have promised violence if Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson is not indicted for his role in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Grand Jury has announced that they have been unable to come to an agreement on the indictmentThe grand jury left the justice center in St. Louis, Missouri, late Friday without having reached a decision on whether to indict Wilson who reportedly shot a robbery suspect, Michael Brown, when Brown attacked the officer.Since the shooting, the St. Louis suburb has endured mass riots and looting....
  • Volunteers shovel Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

    11/22/2014 11:59:51 AM PST · by KC Burke · 37 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 11/22/2014 | Aaron Ingrao, Reuters
    BUFFALO - As temperatures near Buffalo, N.Y., rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbours clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, armed themselves with shovels and headed into neighbourhoods south of downtown Buffalo. The group said some residents were still stuck in their homes, days after a lake-effect system clobbered the region with up to seven feet of snow.
  • Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent

    11/22/2014 11:57:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Curt Levey
    As justification for the President's controversial executive order, his administration cites the Constitution's Take Care Clause. The problem for Obama is that this constitutional provision, instructing the President to "take care that the Laws be faithfully executed," gives him discretion about how to enforce the law, not discretion about whether to enforce the law. President Obama admitted as much earlier this year in an interview with Univision, explaining that "the reason that these deportations are taking place is, Congress said, ‘You have to enforce these laws.’ … And I cannot ignore those laws any more than I could ignore, you...
  • Intel to merge struggling mobile chip unit into its PC chip business

    11/22/2014 11:44:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    hexus.net ^ | 18 November 2014, 11:05 | by Mark Tyson
    Intel CEO Brain Krzanich has announced, in an email sent to employees on Monday, new company plans to merge its loss-making mobile chip unit with its profitable PC business early next year, writes the Wall Street Journal. "The market continues to evolve rapidly, and we must change even faster to stay ahead," Krzanich asserted in the email. It is well known that Intel has struggled to gain a foothold in mobile computing, but even worse for the business its tablet and smartphone chip-making division has lost billions in the recent months. Intel's mobile communication group posted a $1 billion operating...
  • Bill Cosby performs to adoring crowd amid rape allegations

    11/22/2014 11:43:21 AM PST · by jerod · 20 replies
    CBC ^ | November 22, 2014 | CBC
    The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed. The show Friday night in Melbourne, Fla., might have seemed destined for disaster for the comedian, enveloped in growing accusations of rape and sexual assault that have derailed his career comeback and crumbled his tour schedule. What he got, though, was an adoring audience that laughed so hard they slapped their knees, shouted love at the stage and rose to their feet as he came and...
  • Local Politicians Rally In Support Of Obama’s Immigration Policy

    11/22/2014 11:41:33 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Bob Roberts
    U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez Saturday challenged Chicago’s undocumented community to “set the standard” for registration under President Obama’s executive orders. “This isn’t complicated,” Guiterrez (D-Ill.) said to a receptive crowd at Benito Juarez High School. “Ever church will be a designated site. Every community college will be a designated site. Every school will be a designated site. Every health care center will be a designated site.” He said his goal was to provide training “for not hundreds but thousands of people so that millions can reach justice in this country.” Yet Gutierrez said executive action by the President is not...
  • Obama Claims 'Borders Mean Something,' Illegal Immigrants Shouldn't Get Rewarded

    11/22/2014 11:39:22 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, at the Las Vegas, Nevada high school where then-candidate Barack Obama pivoted to his "Si, Se Puede" (Yes, we can) message in 2008, President Barack Obama celebrated his executive amnesty in which he essentially declared, "Yes, I can." After announcing his executive amnesty at the White House on Thursday evening that will give temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants, Obama went to Del Sol High School in Nevada and became the salesman-in-chief. Obama will reportedly try to "aggressively" sell his executive amnesty in the coming weeks across the country, including next Tuesday in Chicago...
  • Shocker: Top Google Engineers Say Renewable Energy ‘Simply won’t work’

    11/22/2014 11:38:11 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 57 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | November 22, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    A research effort by Google corporation to make renewable energy viable has been a complete failure, according to the scientists who led the programme. After 4 years of effort, their conclusion is that renewable energy “simply won’t work”. “At the start of RE < C, we had shared the attitude of many stalwart environmentalists: We felt that with steady improvements to today’s renewable energy technologies, our society could stave off catastrophic climate change. We now know that to be a false hope … Renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach.” http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/what-it-would-really-take-to-reverse-climate-change There is simply no...
  • Serious Price Increase for Generic Drugs

    11/22/2014 11:34:59 AM PST · by knak · 25 replies
    wall street otc ^ | 11/22/14 | thompson
    Although Generic Drugs have been considered a cheap alternative to brand drugs, the recent price increase has triggered a Senate investigation. Several low-price drug manufactures were questioned by members of the Congress in October, about the changes that have happened in the last 18 months, in terms of price. The Congress meeting happened as a result of several price complaints from long patients as well as pharmacists and physicians. Some of the low-cost generic drugs’ prices have risen with up to 8,000%. The huge increase was investigated at a Senate hearing, on Thursday. It was reported that three pharmaceutical companies...
  • Barber asks secretary of state to count votes (AZ)

    11/22/2014 11:33:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    ABC Channel 15 News ^ | November 22, 2014
    Democratic Rep. Ron Barber is asking the Arizona secretary of state to count about 156 additional ballots from voters who say they are eligible to vote. Barber's campaign on Friday sent the request, along with 156 signed declarations from southern Arizona voters whose provisional ballots and unsigned early ballot envelopes were rejected, to Secretary of State Ken Bennett. The votes could trim the 161 vote lead now held by Republican Martha McSally. McSally has declared victory but Barber's campaign is pushing for every last vote to be counted. The race will undergo a mandatory recount of more than 220,000 ballots...
  • NASA’s “Remastered” View of Europa is the Best Yet

    11/22/2014 11:31:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on November 21, 2014 | Matt Williams
    Europa, Jupiter’s sixth-closest moon, has long been a source of fascination and wonder for astronomers. Not only is it unique amongst its Jovian peers for having a smooth, ice-covered surface, but it is believed that warm, ocean waters exist beneath that crust – which also makes it a strong candidate for extra-terrestrial life. And now, combining a mosaic of color images with modern image processing techniques, NASA has produced a new version of what is perhaps the best view of Europa yet. And it is quite simply the closest approximation to what the human eye would see, and the next...
  • Victim in (Wichita, KS) Fairmount Park attack dies (after being raped and set on fire)

    11/22/2014 11:31:27 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | November 22, 2014 | Suzanne Perez Tobias
    A woman who was sexually assaulted and burned in Fairmount Park last week has died, Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza said. [Snip] {Cornell A.] McNeal is accused of raping, beating and setting on fire a 36-year-old woman who was walking in Fairmount Park, south of Wichita State University’s main campus, about 11 p.m. Nov. 14.
  • Ose Concedes in Expensive Congressional Race (CA)

    11/22/2014 11:24:35 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Fox News Channel 40 ^ | November 19, 2014 | Ian MacDonald
    Republican Doug Ose has conceded in the race for California’s 7th Congressional District, the most expensive congressional race in the country this election. “Let me begin by saying that I celebrate the fact that our institutions and our laws provide us a system whereby elections can be peacefully resolved. I congratulate Congressman Bera on his victory,” Ose said in a written statement. Rep. Ami Bera’s lead more than doubled in a week, according to new numbers released Wednesday by the Sacramento County Registrar.
  • Why It Is Unethical for SOME Freepers to Argue Against Illegals Getting Free Benefits from Obama

    11/22/2014 11:24:20 AM PST · by xzins · 31 replies
    Vanity ^ | 22 Nov 14 | Xzins
    Oh, those dastardly illegals. They come into our country, they live off our social safety net, they take our jobs, and they cause all kinds of grief. That's a fair description of many conversations in recent months regarding illegal immigrants. The message is clear: “It is unethical to take and take when you haven't earned the right.” That gets us to the Freep-a-thon. Statistics found easily on the internet prove that only 5% of Freepers support the other 95%. Count the number of unique hits Free Republic receives. Count the number of actual donors...and voila...you will discover that only 5%...
  • How Players at MIT Engineered a Football Team

    11/22/2014 11:23:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-21-14 | Ben Cohen
    This Season, the Engineers Are Going to Playoffs, but They Once Competed in Hand-Me-Downs CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—In the 1970s, on this campus known for scientific innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology students engineered a rather unlikely experiment: a football team. MIT had no intercollegiate football squad at the time. The student body in 1901 voted 119-117 to discontinue it. So one day in 1978, a group of MIT students huddled and created a team that would play its first game that fall. No one else at the school had any clue. There were times when fielding a football team at MIT seemed...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Double Dust Disks of HD 95086

    11/22/2014 11:08:37 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    NASA ^ | November 17, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What do other star systems look like? To help find out, astronomers are carrying out detailed observations of nearby stars in infrared light to see which have dust disks that might be forming planets. Observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and ESA's Herschel Space Observatory have found that planetary system HD 95086 has two dust disks: a hot one near the parent star and a cooler one farther out. An artist's illustration of how the system might appear is featured here, including hypothetical planets with large rings that orbit between the disks. The planets may have created the large...
  • Obama’s Will to Power

    11/22/2014 11:03:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | November 21, 2014 | Mona Charen
    NOVEMBER 21, 2014 Obama’s Will to Power The president has now abandoned any reluctance to make law by executive fiat on immigration. By Mona Charen ‘I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” President Obama twice pronounced those words. On the first occasion, Chief Justice Roberts erred slightly in the wording. So mindful was President Obama of the importance of complying with the letter of the law that he arranged...
  • What Executive Orders Will You Impose? Should This Now Be The #1 POTUS Debate Issue?

    11/22/2014 11:03:13 AM PST · by zencycler · 35 replies
    self | 11/22/2014 | self
    Maybe the best way to fight the Obama power grab is to show how it opens up the floodgates. So maybe all the GOP candidates should now start talking about what executive orders they would impose. After all, if we establish the precedent that the POTUS can flout the will of Congress by using EO's, then we would naturally start expecting presidents to use that to pursue their agenda, and we would want to know in advance for which issues they would likely consider using that new found power. So let's put that out there! If this precedent gets established,...
  • House Dems reject vet for top VA committee spot, pick rarely-seen Corrine Brown

    11/22/2014 11:02:17 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Democrats scrambled Wednesday to tamp down anger among veterans groups who objected to the party’s choice of Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida as ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Compounding the anger was the Democratic leadership’s treatment of the sole veteran among the panel’s Democrats, who was briefly ousted from the committee on a technicality and thus made ineligible to seek to become ranking member. As a result, Rep. Brown was the only Democrat seeking to serve as party leader on the committee that has been a watchdog for the Veterans Affairs Department’s wait-time scandal and the implementation...
  • Texas House Republicans Set to Elect NARAL-Favored Candidate for Speaker

    11/22/2014 10:59:19 AM PST · by MeatshieldActual · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | November 20th, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    "AUSTIN, Texas -- Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) is now virtually guaranteed to be victorious in his re-election for Speaker, as thirty five more Republican State Representatives announced this week that they would endorse him. Straus has faced ongoing criticism that he has failed to advance a conservative legislative agenda that reflects the will of the Texas people on a number of key issues, most notably the issue of protecting the unborn. This week's surge of endorsements has fanned the flames of discontent among pro-life advocates that the Texas House under Straus' leadership will once again...
  • Alinsky Does Amnesty

    11/22/2014 10:54:48 AM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    NOVEMBER 22, 2014 Alinsky Does Amnesty The only limit on the president’s power that he recognizes is political expediency. By Andrew C. McCarthy That assertion is not an epithet — well, not primarily. True, I would not describe someone I admired as an “Alinskyite.” Saul Alinsky was a loathsome figure — a radical statist who whose toxic brew of thoroughgoing deceit and brass-knuckles extortion (“direct action”) has become a part of mainstream politics. But in tying the president to the seminal community organizer whose theories and tactics so influenced him, my purpose is more to decode than to insult him....
  • Handler apologizes again, calls his remark racist

    11/22/2014 10:53:18 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 22, 2014 | HILLEL ITALIE
    Daniel Handler apologized again for racial comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his words with his wallet. The best-selling author also known as "Lemony Snicket" tweeted Friday that his remarks Wednesday night, centering on a joke about black author Jacqueline Woodson being allergic to watermelon, were "monstrously inappropriate and yes, racist." Handler pledged $10,000 to a campaign for diversity in publishing and added that for 24 hours he would match donations up to $100,000. On Thursday, he tweeted that his humor "clearly failed."
  • Obama Has Shown Courage To Stand With Us, Say America’s Joyful Latino

    11/22/2014 10:42:36 AM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 22, 2014 | Rory Carroll
    Obama Has Shown Courage To Stand With Us, Say America’s Joyful Latinos President’s move to grant amnesty to 5 million immigrants delights Hispanics at rally in Las Vegas Rory Carroll 22 November 2014 Should Hillary Clinton, or any other Democrat, become the next US president, you may be able to trace their victory to a roll of the political dice played out last week beside a Las Vegas highway. Barack Obama’s cavalcade trundled up the road and into Del Sol high school on Friday to bring his case for the most sweeping immigration reform in decades to a rally in...
  • Is This The Real Reason Obama Announced the Order in Vegas?

    11/22/2014 10:39:33 AM PST · by Hoodat · 14 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 22 Nov 2014 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama today is playing golf at the Shadow Creek golf club in North Las Vegas, reputed to be the nicest golf course in Vegas. It’s 55 degrees and mostly sunny. At 44 degrees, it’s a little too cold today in the Washington area for a comfortable round. This is the 47th time he’s played this year and the 204th outing of his presidency.
  • Obama: Immigration Fight Can't Be "Dealbreaker"

    11/22/2014 10:36:25 AM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    CBSNews ^ | November 22, 2014 | JAKE MILLER
    JAKE MILLER November 22, 2014 Obama: Immigration Fight Can't Be "Dealbreaker" In the face of fierce Republican blowback, President Obama continued defending his recent executive action on immigration in his weekly address Saturday, warning Republicans not to paralyze the government simply because they object to one part of his agenda. "We can't allow a disagreement over a single issue to be a dealbreaker on every issue," Mr. Obama said in the address, which was taped Friday during the president's trip to Las Vegas. "That's not how our democracy works. This debate deserves more than politics as usual." Conservatives have accused...
  • North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

    11/22/2014 10:36:20 AM PST · by fantail 1952 · 50 replies
    The Daily Currant ^ | 11/17/2014 | Unknown
    The state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama. In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday. When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will be especially rich in toxic waste from the local petroleum and medical industries. “We wanted to do something to honor the president,” says...
  • Mr. Presidente, the House of Representatives, is the American People (vanity)

    11/22/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by rlbedfor · 6 replies
    Vanity
    Mr. Presidente blaming the House of inaction