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  • Afghan security guard shoots dead 3 American doctors at hospital

    04/24/2014 4:08:27 AM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/24/2014 | AP
    The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the city this year. Two others, including an American nurse, were wounded, according to Afghanistan's Health Ministry. "With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a statement posted on the Embassy's Twitter page. "No other information will be released at this time." Afghanistan Minister...
  • Poll: Most Americans believe Obama lies on important issues

    04/17/2014 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/2014 | CHARLES HOSKINSON
    How much do Americans trust President Obama? Not much, according to a Fox News poll. Sixty-one percent of respondents in the poll released Thursday said Obama lies at least some of the time on important issues. An additional 20 percent said he lies every now and then. Only 15 percent believe the president is completely truthful. Predictably, Republicans were more likely to believe Obama is a liar, with 85 percent saying he lies some or most of the time. Thirty-one percent of Democrats said the president is always truthful. What's interesting is that independents were slightly more likely to believe...
  • Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    04/15/2014 4:17:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/14/14 | Gabriel Debenedetti - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan. Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to healthcare, compared to just 18 percent for Republicans. This marks both an uptick in support for Democrats and a slide for Republicans since a similar poll in February. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius stepped down last week after...
  • 5 Things Americans Should Still Be Ashamed Of Doing

    03/25/2014 4:29:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | John Hawkins
    16 There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. -- Proverbs 6:16-19 The only time most people hear the word "shame" in any setting these days is when someone tells them, "You don't have to be ashamed." Unfortunately, in a society full of reality TV shows, overhyped marketing, and millions...
  • 20 million more Americans could lose insurance

    02/23/2014 4:26:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 2/23/14 | Greg Corombos
    **SNIP** Much like individual policyholders last year, small group plan holders are discovering their plans don’t qualify for being grandfathered, despite the famed assurance that if they liked their plans they could keep them. “If you had your plan prior to March 2010 when Obamacare became law, it was supposed to be grandfathered in. You were supposed to keep it, but the Department of Labor came out with these grandfather regulations. It’s almost like telling a guy you can keep walking on the beach as long as you don’t get any sand on your feet. It’s almost impossible not to...
  • Americans Learn to Succeed by Learning From Failure

    02/07/2014 5:49:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Michael Barone
    America succeeds because Americans fail and forgive. That's the intriguing message -- or part of it -- of Megan McArdle's new book "The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success." McArdle, a Bloomberg blogger and columnist, stands out among economic writers, and not just because she's the only woman among them who is 6 feet 2 inches. She combines a shrewd knowledge of economics and practical experience with a writing style that every so often segues into comedy monologue. Americans fail a lot, she argues. Most new businesses fail. Most predictions are wrong. As the...
  • Number of Americans who don't believe in climate change rises

    01/17/2014 2:22:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/16/14 | Stephanie Pappas
    The number of Americans who believe global warming isn't happening has risen to 23 percent, up 7 percentage points since April 2013. The latest survey, taken in November 2013, finds that the majority of Americans — 63 percent — do believe in climate change, and 53 percent are "somewhat" or "very" worried about the consequences. The proportion of people who do believe in climate change has been steady since April 2013, but the proportion of those who say they "don't know" whether climate change is happening dropped 6 percentage points between April and November 2013, suggesting that many "don't knows"...
  • American People First

    01/16/2014 5:07:40 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The start of the year is when many companies, organizations, families and people review their plans and their priorities. This process often includes deciding where they should focus their time, energy and effort, and how to judge, at year's end, whether they have succeeded. Planning is most successful when it is built on the priorities, opportunities and problems that need to be addressed. If the biggest problem one has is health, then health should be the focus. If a person is in good health, but cannot meet his or her financial obligations, then the key priority would be finance --...
  • Are Americans Going Galt?

    01/12/2014 9:39:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Independent Women's Forum (IWF) ^ | 12 Janaury 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    Ninety-two million Americans are not in the work force—they don’t have jobs and they aren’t looking for jobs. These 92 million Americans aren’t just out of work—they are resigned to being out of work as a way of life. The ballooning numbers of Americans who are resigned to long-term joblessness inspired Roger L. Simon to suggest in a bleakly humorous piece over at PJ Media that Americans are going Galt: Tell all your “Objectivist” friends and the libertarian gang at Reason magazine to break out the champagne. Americans may have skipped the movie of Atlas Shrugged, nor have many read...
  • Do Americans Trust in God?

    12/31/2013 11:39:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    Our coins say it--"In God We Trust." But surveys indicate that fewer and fewer Americans actually put their trust in God. For many, God seems to get in the way. To some, God and his commandments are the creation of an archaic Judeo-Christian belief system that just impedes needed cultural transformation. Coverage of the recent statements by Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson have focused primarily on his statements regarding homosexual behavior. But the subsequent reaction has revealed a deep divide in our culture. Ron Highfield's faith-affirming book, "God, Freedom & Human Dignity," explores the impact of centuries of Enlightenment thinking...
  • Americans rank Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton as most admired: (Gallup) poll

    12/30/2013 10:48:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/30/13 | Colleen Jenkins - Reuters
    (Reuters) - Americans named President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the world's most admired living man and woman in 2013, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday. Obama topped the annual list for the sixth consecutive year, a typical ranking for a sitting U.S. president, the polling organization said. But the percentage of those surveyed who choose him as the most admired man fell to 16 percent this year, down from 30 percent in 2012. The president's job approval rating has dropped during a year marked by a botched healthcare rollout and stalled legislative...
  • Native Americans Protest Eagle Deaths at Wind Farms

    12/28/2013 5:21:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Heartland ^ | 12/26/13 | H. Sterling Burnett
    **SNIP** The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest and largest national organization of tribal governments, along with attorneys representing the Osage Nation and 20 Arizona tribes, met with the White House to discuss the FWS’ eagle “take” rules. After the meeting, the NCAI passed a resolution accusing the administration of failing to consult meaningfully with tribes while pursuing a rule to lengthen eagle take permits for wind farms from five to 30 years. The resolution said eagle permits should not be issued without the consent of affected tribes. **SNIP** Wind farms must be located where the wind blows...
  • Move over 'O Holy Night,' only half of Americans see Christmas as religious

    12/19/2013 6:15:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    PBS ^ | December 18, 2013
    While the vast majority of Americans celebrate Christmas, only about half say they see it as mostly a religious holiday, according to a recent Pew Research study. One third of those polled consider it a cultural celebration focused on exchanging gifts and spending time with family. While 86 percent of Americans say they plan to attend a gathering of family or friends on Christmas Eve or Christmas and purchase presents for loved ones, only 54 percent plan to attend a religious service over the holiday that theologically observes the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • 1.3 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits

    12/17/2013 6:11:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    PressTV ^ | 12/17/13
    More than 1.3 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits on December 28 as a budget deal proposal in Congress fails to extend the federal program. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program is not included into the budget deal that would likely pass the Senate this week. Senate Democrats have admitted that they would miss the deadline to extend the benefits and Senate Republicans have not paid attention to the issue at all.
  • Americans without God--no longer a nation?

    12/05/2013 10:34:11 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-5-13 | Alan Keyes
    In a recent WND article, Bill Federer cites Barack Obama's emphatic proclamation, back in 2006: "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation." Mr. Federer then proceeds to detail the facts that prove incontrovertibly that, when the American people ratified the U.S. Constitution, Christianity was the formally declared basis for public service in 9 of the 13 original States; and that conformity with tenets or practices consistent with the Christian religion were declared or required in the constitutions of the others. Of course, people who subscribe to Obama's murderous death cult shrug off these facts with a...
  • EXCLUSIVE -- RAND PAUL: AMERICANS TRADING LIBERTY FOR FALSE SECURITY

    12/04/2013 3:15:33 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2013 | Senator Rand Paul
    In the opening pages of Ray Bradbury’s famous novel Fahrenheit 451, protagonist Guy Montag asks: Wasn’t there a time when firemen used to put out fires? They laugh at him, rebuke him and say: Everybody knows firemen start fires.
  • Giving

    11/28/2013 6:16:06 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. A day of family gatherings, feasting, football and the last respite before the start of the Christmas shopping season. The focus is on spending time together rather than giving gifts and attending cocktail parties. Thanksgiving began in 1621, when the Pilgrims invited the Wampanoag Indians to join them in celebration of the fall harvest. The Indians traveled for several days, created their own camp, and stayed with the Pilgrims for three days of feasting and celebration. This first Thanksgiving sounds similar to our tradition of family members invading a relative's home and...
  • Americans’ Participation in Labor Force Hits 35-Year Low

    11/12/2013 3:47:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/12/13 | Ali Meyer
    The percentage of American civilians 16 or older who have a job or are actively seeking one dropped to a 35-year low in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In September, the labor force participation rate was 63.2 percent, but in October it dropped to 62.8 percent—the lowest it has been since February 1978, when Jimmy Carter was president. The labor force, according to BLS, is that part of the civilian noninstitutional population that either has a job or has actively sought one in the last four weeks. The civilian noninstitutional population consists of people 16 or older,
  • Ancient DNA Links Native Americans to Europe

    11/07/2013 8:52:57 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 45 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 11/5/13 | Michael Balter
    SANTA FE—Where did the first Americans come from? Most researchers agree that Paleoamericans moved across the Bering Land Bridge from Asia sometime before 15,000 years ago, suggesting roots in East Asia. But just where the source populations arose has long been a mystery. Now comes a surprising twist, from the complete nuclear genome of a Siberian boy who died 24,000 years ago—the oldest complete genome of a modern human sequenced to date. His DNA shows close ties to those of today's Native Americans. Yet he apparently descended not from East Asians, but from people who had lived in Europe or...
  • Obama Advisor: If Obama Hadn’t Lied, He Would Have “Violated his Promise” to Americans

    11/04/2013 6:09:42 AM PST · by yoe · 43 replies
    Frontpage Mag. ^ | November 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama is so honest that even when he lies… it’s only to be honest. Sure Obama lied to Americans… but it was for their own good. He was only lying to Americans in order to keep his promise to them. Dan (Pfeiffer’s crazy spin) on Obama’s now infamous “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie may be more addled than Orwellian. It goes through more contortions than a gymnast falling out of a plane. Plugging in the now familiar claim that the cancelled plans were somehow “substandard”, Dan Pfeiffer tries to argue that Obama had to...
  • 90,609,000: Americans Not in Labor Force Climbs to Another Record

    10/22/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/22/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation's labor force has climbed to a record 90,609,000 in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS counts a person as participating in the labor force if they are 16 years or older and either have a job or have actively sought a job in the last four weeks. A person is not participating in the labor force if they are 16 or older and have not sought a job in the...
  • Ann Coulter: DEMOCRATS TO AMERICA: WE OWN THE GOVERNMENT!

    10/09/2013 3:24:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | October 9, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    In the current fight over the government shutdown, Republicans are simply representing the views of the American people. Americans didn't ask for Obamacare, they don't want it, but now their insurance premiums are going through the roof, their doctors aren't accepting it, and their employers are moving them into part-time work -- or firing them -- to avoid the law's mandates.
  • Are Americans stupid?

    10/01/2013 7:54:11 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 134 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-1-13 | Alan Caruba
    On the conservative side of the political spectrum, we frequently refer to liberals as "low information voters," a nice way of saying they are stupid. From their point of view, however, we are the stupid ones. And not merely stupid, but evil. The divide between conservatives and liberals can be seen in the outcomes of the many polls and surveys that are announced on a daily basis. The numbers are depressingly the same; ranging from 40-40% or 50-50%, depending on how many respond that they don't have an opinion. There is, moreover, what I call the "thirty percent syndrome" of...
  • 19% of health care pros say Americans 'will die earlier' due to Obamacare

    09/27/2013 9:39:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    A unique new survey of health care professionals finds that 56 percent oppose Obamacare, with more than nine in 10 believing that there could be major negative impacts such as a drop in quality care. A shocking 19 percent believe Americans will die earlier.
  • The Secret American Subculture Of Putin-Worshippers

    09/23/2013 8:44:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 81 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 23, 2013 | Mark Cogan
    Two years ago, Gayne C. Young, a Texas-based writer and blogger for Outdoor Life, scored the interview of a lifetime. As a beat writer, Young had enjoyed the outdoor exploits of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been documented shooting a gray whale with a crossbow, tranquilizing a tiger attacking a news crew, hunting shirtless, fishing shirtless, and riding horseback shirtless. On a personal level, Young liked the rugged brand of masculinity that seemed a throwback to Teddy Roosevelt. "Although you have Clinton shooting ducks, you never see it. Although Rick Perry says he enjoys hunting, you don't see it....
  • “We the People” are America’s sovereigns, NOT her subjects

    09/09/2013 8:56:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/9/13 | Doug Book
    "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” (1) Thomas Jefferson For more than a century, members of Washington DC’s political ruling class have treated the American people–the true sovereigns of this nation–like subjects, useful only on Election Day and for the payment of unsustainable obligations. These self-anointed patricians have abused the authority of their office and of the Constitution while dramatically expanding the size of a government whose powers the Founders had...
  • President Obama - Americans And Congress Not Invested In Tough Choices

    09/06/2013 6:39:24 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 25 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 09/06/13 | LD Jackson
    There is a verse in the Bible that shows itself to be true every day. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. Every once in a while, the truth really does come to light. No matter how well some people try to hide the truth, or the way they really feel, their heart overwhelms their brains and they just blurt it out. Every human being on the planet has been guilty of this, at one time or another. Sometimes, you just have to say what you really mean, what you really feel in your heart and President...
  • Americans Ramp Up Protests Against Syria Strike

    09/05/2013 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Ria ^ | 9/05/13
    WASHINGTON, September 5 (by Karin Zeitvogel for RIA Novosti) – As the United States inches closer to military action against Syria, the anti-war movement around the country is gathering steam and going beyond the usual street protests to voice opposition to the use of force against Syria. On Saturday, hundreds of protesters will be bussed in from cities up and down the east coast for a march from the White House to Capitol Hill in Washington, with many staying on for another rally on Monday, which is being organized by Syrian Americans opposed to US military intervention. Anti-war activists in...
  • 89% of Americans polled oppose Obama helping Syrian “rebels”

    08/25/2013 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Creeping Shariah ^ | 8/25/13 | Creeping
    Helping them with your tax dollars to unilaterally overthrow Syria’s president and replace with the Muslim Brotherhood that is. via As Syria war escalates, Americans cool to U.S. intervention: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters. (Reuters) – Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria’s government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed, a Reuters/Ipsos poll says. About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria’s civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act. More Americans...
  • The Forgotten War

    07/31/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    The Forgotten War, it's called. Which is why it was so good to have it remembered so ceremoniously and extensively this past weekend on the 60th anniversary of the tenuous armistice -- certainly not peace -- that has uneasily endured on the Korean peninsula ever since. The Korean War is worth remembering and so are all those who fought in it, the living and the dead, the great and small, the worthless politicians who knew only how to continue it and the unsung heroes who died in the snow and ice. And let there be no mistake: It was a...
  • Court: Americans Born in Jerusalem Cannot Label 'Israel' as Birthplace

    07/23/2013 3:02:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/23/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that Americans born in Jerusalem cannot put “Israel” as place of birth on their birth certificates. Judge Karen Henderson wrote that the president “exclusively holds the power to determine whether to recognize a foreign sovereign,” and that the president had not recognized Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. Congress passed a law in 2002 dictating that Americans living in Jerusalem could label their children’s birthplace “Israel,” but the State Department has refused to enforce that law for over a decade. Over 50,000 Americans have...
  • A Refugee Family’s First Fourth

    07/06/2013 8:35:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    All the “POPS!” and “BANGS!” from fireworks had my single (for the time) mother edgy. Firing-squads had been murdering thousands of Cubans ‘round the clock. Other thousands of Cubans waged a lonely and hopeless guerrilla war against the massively-armed forces of Soviet proxies Che Guevara and the Castro brothers. (All this 90 miles from U.S. shores.) All those bombs and gunshots were only months distant on July 4th 1962--the Fontova family’s first Fourth in the U.S. We landed in south Louisiana, deepest darkest Dixie. Castro’s propaganda constantly hammered that such areas of the U.S. were infested by "gun and religion-clinging...
  • How Will America Hold Together?

    06/27/2013 1:26:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>By A.D. 200, the Roman Republic was a distant memory. Few citizens of the global Roman Empire even knew of their illustrious ancestors like Scipio or Cicero. Millions no longer spoke Latin. Italian emperors were a rarity. There were no national elections.</p>
  • Brazil Woke Up: What Americans Can Learn From The So-Called “Vinegar Revolt”

    06/24/2013 6:02:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2013 | Austin Hill
    The headlines were telling, but the caption on the protester’s sign said it all: Brazil Woke Up. Did you see it? It appeared at Drudgereport.Com for a couple of days last week. It linked to a news story that detailed the uprisings which have been nicknamed the “vinegar movement” and the “salad revolt” and that have plagued that entire country for several days. The protestations have been so named because of a video that recently went viral on YouTube which depicted a journalist named Piero Locatelli being arrested for carrying a bottle of vinegar in his backpack. Protesters theorize that...
  • President Obama’s Dragnet

    06/06/2013 10:10:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Within hours of the disclosure that federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights. Those reassurances have never been persuasive — whether on secret warrants...
  • The Boys Who Saved the World for the Rest of Us

    06/06/2013 9:04:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2013 | David Stokes
    It made the papers, but was covered far from sufficiently, when Elisha “Ray” Nance died a few years ago at the age of 94. You may never have heard of him, but he was well known around Bedford, Virginia, a picturesque town located at the feet of the Blue Ridge Peaks of Otter. He delivered mail in that neck of the woods for many years. But it was for what he did before becoming a letter carrier that he should be best remembered. Ray Nance was one of The Bedford Boys. In fact, he was the last surviving member of...
  • Ann Romney: "Breach Of Trust" Between Americans, Government

    05/30/2013 6:32:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29,2013 | Kevin Robillard
    Ann Romney on Thursday said there had been a “breach of trust” between Americans and their government after the trio of controversies that have hit the White House in recent weeks. “I think it’s hard with what the country is going through right now,” Romney said on CBS’ “This Morning.” “There’s been a breach of trust that we, as all Americans, feel with our government.”
  • US confirms four American citizens killed by drones

    05/22/2013 3:28:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | May 25, 2013 | NA
    The US attorney general has acknowledged four US citizens were killed in drone strikes since 2011. The US specifically targeted and killed Anwar al-Awlaki, Eric Holder wrote in a letter to the Senate judiciary panel. Awlaki's 16-year-old son Abdulrahman, Samir Khan and Jude Mohammad were "not specifically targeted by the US". The disclosure of the killings in Yemen and Pakistan marks the first formal public acknowledgement of the US citizen deaths in drone strikes. "The president has directed me to disclose certain information that until now has been properly classified," Mr Holder wrote. 'Continuing threat' America's top law enforcement official...
  • Study: White Americans More Likely To See Obama As Angry Than Non-White Americans

    05/20/2013 4:36:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    USNews.com ^ | May 20,2013 | Elizabeth Flock
    White Americans are more likely to see anger in the facial expressions of President Obama than non-white Americans are, according to a study from the University of Arkansas that will be published in the journal Political Psychology in July.
  • This is the U.S.A. -- Don’t Mess With Us

    04/22/2013 12:04:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Thomas Friedman of the New York Times has received many accolades for his column following the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Under the category of “a stopped clock is right twice a day,” Friedman nailed the situation on the head. His column spoke of how Boston should immediately rebuild the area where the bombing was done. He drew the analogy to our younger brothers, the Israelis, and how they immediately cleanup and repair after a suicide bomber kills and maims. They leave no scars for the madmen to praise and the citizens to be reminded of their losses. In that...
  • One In Four Americans Think Obama May Be The antichrist, Survey Says

    04/04/2013 6:56:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/ ^ | April 4,2013 | Paul Haris
    About one in four Americans suspect that President Barack Obama might be the antichrist, more than a third believe that global warming is a hoax and more than half suspect that a secretive global elite is trying to set up a New World Order, according to a poll released on Tuesday.
  • What Do Americans Really Think About the Bible?

    04/02/2013 8:21:11 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 47 replies
    barna.org ^ | March 27, 2013 | barna.org
    ...The Bible’s Place in Society If the Bible has such resonance with television viewers, then it stands to reason the awareness of the Christian Scriptures is high in America. And indeed, nearly nine out of ten (88%) Americans actually own a Bible. Despite such a high number, that’s declined since 1993, though only slightly, when 92% of Americans owned a Bible. On average, American Bible owners have 3.5 Bibles in their home, and one-quarter of Bible owners (24%) have six or more.In terms of demographic breakdowns, about eight out of ten (79%) Mosaics (people aged 18-28) own a Bible, compared...
  • Percent Of Americans Believing In The Resurrection Drops To 64% From 77% Last Easter

    04/02/2013 4:09:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 2,2013 | Dan Joseph
    A study released by the Rasmussen Reports polling firm on Good Friday found that 64% of Americans believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. While Americans who believe in the resurrection remain in the majority, that number is down significantly when compared to a Rasmussen Poll that asked the same question, released a year ago.
  • Fusion center director: We don’t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans

    03/29/2013 8:28:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 3/29/13 | Pascal Guyot
    Fusion center director: We don’t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans Law enforcement intelligence-processing fusion centers have long come under attack for spying on Americans. The Arkansas director wanted to clarify the truth: centers only spies on some Americans – those who appear to be a threat to the government. In trying to clear up the ‘misconceptions’ about the conduct of fusion centers, Arkansas State Fusion Center Director Richard Davis simply confirmed Americans’ fears: the center does in fact spy on Americans – but only on those who are suspected to be ‘anti-government’. “The misconceptions are that we are conducting...
  • Americans with Venereal Diseases Could Surpass Those with Jobs...

    03/28/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 3/27/2013 | Kyle Becker
    Over a third of Americans have a venereal disease, according to the CDC. At the present rate, those who have problems with their personal equipment will surpass those with jobs by the end of Obama’s second term. The CDC finding that 110,197,000 Americans have an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) was reported by CNS News. In 2008, the last year reported, 19.8 million Americans contracted STIs. “CDC’s new estimates show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year, costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone,” said a CDC fact...
  • World Opinion: When Some Americans Get it Wrong

    03/22/2013 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Before he became a China scholar, our friend Steve Mosher was an engineer. He likes to say that if you are an engineer whose bridges collapse or whose highways break up, you’re likely to lose your Professional Engineer’s license. But if you are a social scientist, or a history professor and all your ideas collapse under the weight of evidence, you get tenure. And if you are a liberal journalist who gets it all spectacularly wrong, you get promoted. Andrew Sullivan is a case in point. He waxed lyrical about the...
  • Republicans Must Have Vision to Help All Americans

    03/12/2013 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Rick Santorum
    Republicans don't care. Or at least that's the perception of us. President Barack Obama's convincing re-election in November despite a climate of high unemployment, stagnant economic growth and waning American influence around the globe has caused a great deal of soul-searching for the Republican Party. One of the conclusions some of us have come to is that our problem is not the message or the messengers but our own detachment from the needs of struggling working families and our lack of vision and policies that address them. I was struck reading a recent article in which our presidential nominee, after...
  • Carney: Americans Too Busy to Understand Sequester

    03/06/2013 2:56:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/6/13 | FOX
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  • Honoring Successful Black Americans

    02/25/2013 6:22:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    During black history month, we rightly celebrate men like black abolitionist Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr. At pivotal points in America's history, these men took a stand for equal rights for black Americans. But it's time we honor the achieving black Americans who have taken advantage of those rights, applied their skills, overcome obstacles, and achieved their piece of the American Dream. Though thankful for their freedom and opportunity, many now rail against the culture of victim-hood that sadly contributes to high black unemployment, black-on-black crime, and the explosion of fatherless families in black America. One such man...
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    On January 26, 2013, the Librarian of Congress issued a ruling that made it illegal to unlock new phones. Unlocking is a technique to alter the settings on your phone to use your phone on a different carrier. Doing so could place you in legal liability for up to 5 years in jail and a $500,000 fine (specifically the Librarian of Congress allowed the existing exception to lapse). This prohibition is a violation of our property rights, and it makes you wonder, if you can’t alter the settings on your phone, do you even own your own phone? The ruling...