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  • Jack Nicklaus Supports Trump: "He's Awakening the Country. . . We Need a Lot of that" - Video

    05/24/2016 3:21:23 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 24, 2016 | Brian
    The great Jack Nicklaus endorsed Donald Trump for President over the weekend. In an interview, Nicklaus praised Trump as “a good man,” saying “I like him.” He also said he likes what “Donald is doing – turning the country upside-down.” “We need a lot of that,” Nicklaus added. He made it clear that if Donald Trump is on the ballot – “I’ll be voting for him.” . . .
  • This 13-Year-Old Invented a Tesla-Inspired Free Energy Device for $14

    05/24/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Antimedia ^ | May 19, 2016
    Inspired by the geniuses Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein, teenager Max Loughan loves to invent things, in fact, he says he has known his entire short life that his purpose was to change the world with his inventions. And he may just do it. “As cheesy as this sounds, from day one, on this planet that I knew I was put here for a reason,” said Max. “And that reason is to invent, to bring the future.” Wearing a lab coat while speaking in a televised interview with KTVN Channel 2 in Reno and Tahoe, Nevada, Max explains the free...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey Signs SB 1266, Enforcement of Firearms Preemption, into Law

    05/24/2016 2:13:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 1266 allows for enforcement of the state preemption statutes.  Some local governments have been ignoring the preemption law because there were no penalties provided.  SB 1266 provides for penalties so that the preemption statute can be enforced.  The penalties are not insignificant, and has a provision for terminating employment of a person who ignores the preemption law.  Here is the change in the statute. From cqstatetrack.com: H. Any ordinance, regulation, tax or rule that is enacted by a political subdivision in violation of this section is invalid and subject to a permanent injunction against the political subdivision from...
  • New York City Lets You Choose From 31 Different Gender Identities

    05/24/2016 1:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Individuals living in New York City can choose from a minimum of 31 different gender identities, many of which allow them to fluctuate between some version or combination of male or female identities. Businesses that don’t respect and accommodate an individual’s chosen gender identity risk incurring six-figure fines under rules implemented by the city’s Commission on Human Rights. The list of protected gender identities is available online and includes options such as “gender bender,” “two spirit,” “third sex,” “androgynous,” “gender gifted,” and “pangender.” A city official speaking on background confirmed to The Daily Caller that all of the listed identities...
  • Here’s How Taco Bell Makes A Taco Shell Out Of Fried Chicken

    05/24/2016 1:31:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 19, 2016 | Venessa Wong
    Back in September, a small number of Taco Bell customers were introduced to a new concept: a taco shell made of fried chicken, used to make what was then dubbed the “Naked Crispy Chicken Taco.” It was the Tex-Mex chain’s response to KFC’s Double Down, a sandwich that uses fried chicken fillets for buns. This creation was offered only as a small test in Bakersfield, California. It later made its way to restaurants in Kansas City in mid-April. And it’s not over yet. Taco Bell told BuzzFeed News that the product — renamed the “Naked Chicken Chalupa” following the successful...
  • What happens when you actually click on one of those “One Weird Trick” ads? [2013]

    05/24/2016 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Fhios · 9 replies
    Slate ^ | July 30, 2013 | Alex Kaufman
    You’ve seen them. Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention, popping up where you most expect them: those “One Weird Trick” ads ... [Snip]
  • 'Got Your Back' or Stab It: Union Sics Bill Collectors on Right-to-Work Exercisers

    05/24/2016 12:30:28 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/21/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A leaked memo revealed how the state’s largest teachers union planned to get around Michigan’s new right-to-work law soon after it was enacted. The law repeals the power previously enjoyed by the union to get a school employee fired for not paying it dues or fees. In the memo from December 2012, Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook laid out the union’s strategy: “We will use any legal means at our disposal to collect the dues owed under signed membership forms from any members who withhold dues prior to terminating their membership in August for the following fiscal year. Same...
  • That’s What We Said

    05/24/2016 11:09:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    West Virginia was in the news recently for becoming the nation’s 26th state to adopt a right-to-work law. One product of the debate is that there is new evidence of these laws’ positive effect on workers and state economies. The evidence comes from statistics of various measures of economic well-being. In the run-up to the legislative vote on right-to-work in West Virginia, the state hired economists from West Virginia University to examine the economic impact of adopting the law. The study these economists produced in 2015, called “The Economic Impact of Right-to-Work Policy in West Virginia,” concluded that right-to-work laws...
  • Senator Aims to Redefine "Violent Crimes" [semi-satire]

    05/24/2016 10:54:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 May 2016 | John Semmens
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is seeking a redefinition of "violent crimes." As a co-sponsor of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (SRCA), Booker is urging "a candid conversation about how we determine whether crimes are violent or not." "For too long a racist mindset has dominated how we look at crime," Booker charged. "In white society stabbing or shooting someone is considered abnormal and violent. This unfairly stigmatizes Black culture. Sentencing a minority offender based on white standards disproportionately impacts a vibrant segment of society." Booker urged that "we recognize the longer term history of racial...
  • The Hillary Legacy

    05/24/2016 10:17:33 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 10 replies
    thecoachsteam.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ed Wood staff writer
    When Bill Clinton was president he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Yet even after applying threats and intimidation, she couldn’t get a vote in a Democrat controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion and other efforts. Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as “my worst mistake.” Some may not...
  • Three Reforms to Bring Down Michigan Health Care Costs

    05/24/2016 9:44:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — The federal government’s involvement in health care policy has grown dramatically over recent decades. But when it comes to how and where health care services are delivered, and who may or may not provide care, state governments still play a major role — one Michigan is performing badly. That's the message from a panel of experts from Michigan and elsewhere recently assembled in Lansing, who offered some specific reforms that would make care more accessible and affordable in this state. The panel of four experts assembled for a Mackinac Center event called “Free Market Solutions to Problems in...
  • USWNT 25-woman roster named for Japan friendlies in June

    05/24/2016 9:40:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    vavel.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Baxter Colburn
    Jill Ellis officially announced her 25-woman United States Women's National Team roster ahead of a two-leg series against 2011 World Cup Champions Japan. Anytime the USWNT and Japan square off, fans know it brings incredible goals, saves, and moments that last a lifetime. However, this two-game series is more a gauge for Ellis to see who will make the final 18-woman roster for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The USWNT faces Japan on June 2nd at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado (7 pm MT on FS1) and then three days later on June 5th at FirstEnergy Stadium...
  • Black Powder History Pt 1

    05/24/2016 9:25:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Shell
    Black Powder - Invention to ExplosionIt is believed that the Chinese have been using black powder for about a thousand years and they are generally credited with its invention starting with fireworks. Around 700 years ago someone came up with the idea that if you put some black powder in a tube with a rock it would expel the rock out at sufficient velocity to make it a weapon. Another early idea was to use reinforced bamboo to shoot arrows and darts. No one knows who thought of this, but they did indeed change the world. The general consensus is...
  • Glenn Beck: Fooled by Facebook?

    05/24/2016 9:23:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Selwyn Duke
    Mr. Beck. You found Zuck and Company cordial--they just find you useful In the wake of reports that Facebook censors conservative voices, media figure Glenn Beck met with company chairman Mark Zuckerberg and emerged from the meeting, as he put it, “convinced that Facebook is behaving appropriately and trying to do the right thing.” Nothing to see here, move along. Unfortunately, this is nonsense. Beck admits in his article on this subject, “I am not an expert on data or AI or algorithms.” Neither am I. But the Facebook censorship in the news isn’t about artificial intelligence but human intelligence—and...
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie

    05/24/2016 9:18:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Show trial against officer ends in acquittal A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts. No matter what Baltimore’s corrupt Democrat-controlled political machine tries, it can’t manage to convict anyone in the unusual April 19, 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old man with a long arrest record. Gray passed away a week after his arrest after apparently suffering ultimately fatal injuries during transport in a police paddy wagon.
  • Language shift has produced government worship

    05/24/2016 9:02:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Until we recapture the true meaning of elected officials as representative servants, and use our tongues to reinstate that fact, we will suffer the consequences of our own folly Deeper than PC mania that has skewed culture, government role titles have been reconfigured to instill reverence over familiarity. The repetitive wrongful identification of officials has produced a mindset far different from the original intent of government. All this to say that we’ve inadvertently changed our relationship to government by allowing changes in address to occur. At the top of the list is how we refer to elected officeholders – we’ve...
  • The Sons of Libertine; Why the Transvestite Bathroom Issue is a Battle for the Soul of America

    05/24/2016 8:51:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Timothy Birdnow
    This is a battle to the death for the soul of America The transgendered bathroom issue has typically elicited a tepid response from many on the Republican side of the aisle and among the more libertarian and economic types of conservatives, with the battle cry “this is not the hill to die on!” being echoed through the conservative camps, carried in Paul Revere fashion by many of the elites and the Sons of Libertine, who never seem to find any piece of real estate worthy of spilled blood. Still the question that must be asked is why isn’t this the...
  • Hillary supplants Barney Frank as ‘Banking Queen’

    05/24/2016 8:49:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Judi McLeod
    Calling on Biden: Rumour has it that the Dems have been stampeded into a panic Hillary supplants Barney Frank as ‘Banking Queen’ Move over ‘Banking Queen’ Barney ‘Fwank’ of Rush Limbaugh parody fame, Hillary Clinton is here. And a meaner, more money-crazed Banking Queen you’ll never get. Special: Say Goodbye To Snoring, Say Hello To Sleep Hillary doesn’t have Barney’s signature lisp, in either the Banking Queen parody or in real life, but she can bark like a dog.
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 6 Share ally the Transit Riders union

    05/24/2016 8:22:07 AM PDT · by mainestategop
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | mainestategop
    TRANSIT RIDERS UNION: SUBSIDIZING SLOW INEFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND LAZY ANGRY BUS DRIVERS THAT DON'T GIVE A &#*^@!! In episode six and beyond, we'll take a look at SHARE WHEEL's allies. In this episode we'll discuss one of their biggest backers, the Transit Riders union. According to liberals, TRU is about low income riders joining together with bus drivers to demand cheap effective transporation that works. Transportation for poor working citizens that is cheap, routes that will take them anywhere at anytime and to demand safer transportation. It is anything but. TRU is in truth more of a union for...
  • Out Of Our Madness - Vanity

    05/24/2016 7:13:36 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    vanity | May 24, 2016 | Louis Foxwell
    We have been living in the fantasy of A Clockwork Orange dystopia. Through the Looking Glass has morphed into Night of the Living Dead. Up is down. Down is up. It is all horrible and deadly. Our leader is foul with his own excrement, bloodthirsty and deranged beyond sanity. Nothing good has come of this Dance With the Devil. At last, an avenging angel has come with a flaming sword. His words are harsh. His blows are mighty. He drives some mad with hatred. Many are drawn to his vengeance. All are enthralled by the specter of a purging conflagration...
  • Chopstick Diplomacy: Parts Unknown

    05/24/2016 5:53:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-24-2015 | MOTUS
    Remember the weighty advice Barry had for presumptive Republican presidential candidates a few weeks back? “…the presidency “is not entertainment — this is not a reality show.” Boy, we wish that were so. However, during his recent FEAT (Far East Apology Tour) Barry Obama appeared with Anthony Bourdain for a taping of his show - Parts Unknown, a CNN foodie travelogue. The foodie and the druggie shared a lunch of bún chả and beer; Tony praised Barry’s chopstick skills and picked up the tab. In case you’re not familiar with Tony, he’s the former chain smoking, coke sniffing, heroin addicted...
  • New Rape PAC to Give Platform to Bill and Hillary's 'Victims'

    05/24/2016 5:16:41 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | Tiffany Gabbay
    Presidential contender Hillary Clinton never banked on her statement that "all rape victims deserve to be believed" would come back to haunt her with such a vengeance. The Democrat presidential hopeful has used her female gender to further her own political agenda for years, but that could all be coming back to bite both her as a newly launched political action committee plans to give a voice to women victimized by the Bill and Hillary Clinton duo. The Rape Accountability Project for Education PAC -- or RAPE PAC -- will soon launch televised and radio ads featuring women allegedly victimized...
  • A Nation in Denial

    05/24/2016 1:34:51 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    Men naturally seek to better their conditions and protect what is theirs, among which is their country. I’m continually surprised that so many do not take a look at history, ours and that of other past republics, for clues to help reverse the despotism that is America 2016. Long-lived republics such as Rome and a few Greek city-states fell on hard political times in which freedom was threatened, yet they bounced back from the brink of ruin. No republic, including ours, just coasted along for hundreds of years on their original governing structures. When liberty was threatened, republican men went...
  • The Polaris MRZR Military ATV Is A Battle-Ready Beauty

    05/23/2016 10:35:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    maxim.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Dan Carney
    Photo: Polaris ATV and snowmobile specialist Polaris has introduced a true battlefield replacement for the original Jeep, courtesy of it's Polaris Defense division. Like that original soldier's best friend, the turbo diesel MRZR is light, compact and capable of crossing tough terrain, not to mention great looking. By way of comparison, today's Humvee and its upcoming replacement are mammoth vehicles, bloated by mission creep into armored personnel carriers rather than zippy battlefield transportation. Photo: Polaris The MRZR is a return to that original mission. Coming from an ATV background and using a smallish 875 cc twin-cylinder engine, it would...
  • Bedtime for the #NeverTrump Anger Babies – Intellectual Froglegs

    05/23/2016 10:33:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    I’m back. This episode is funded by The Low-Information Voters SuperPac… recognized in the awesome final segment btw. Okay it’s not really a super pac, but the awesome patriots and supporters of Intellectual Froglegs, which is 100% viewer funded. #NeverTrump is fading into the sunset… now relegated to a few tassel loafered pockets of resistance….and social media trollers. The Anger babies, if you will (a phrase coined by my friend Anthony Adams, I liked it so I stole it). These folks like Ben Shapiro, Bill Kristol, Paul Ryan, etc… believe themselves to be intellectually superior to all of us. They...
  • Intel Vets Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails

    05/23/2016 8:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Consortium News ^ | May 23, 2016
    A group of U.S. intelligence veterans is calling on President Obama to expedite the FBI review of former Secretary of State Clinton’s alleged email security violations so the public can assess this issue in a timely fashion. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Those “Damn Emails” – “Really a Concern” Introduction Last Wednesday Robert Gates, CIA Director under President Bush-41 and Defense Secretary under President Bush-43, publicly commented that Secretary Hillary Clinton’s “whole email thing … is really a concern in terms of her judgment,” adding, “I don’t know what originally prompted her to think...
  • The One World Religion Cometh: Pope Francis Warmly Welcomes Top Islamic Cleric To The Vatican

    05/23/2016 8:35:29 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 50 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 5/23/2016 | Michael Snyder
    When Pope Francis met with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb on Monday, he told him that “our meeting is the message“. So precisely what kind of “message” was Pope Francis attempting to convey? Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb is the Grand Imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque, and some have described him as “the highest figure in Sunni Islam“. The Daily Mail said that the meeting between these two men was a “historic bid to reopen dialogue between the two churches”, and as you will see below this is yet another in a long series of attempts by Pope Francis to build bridges between Catholicism...
  • [From September 21, 2014] Obama Says America is the #1 Muslim Countries of The World

    05/23/2016 7:34:12 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 15 replies
    Live Leak ^ | September 21, 2014
    Just another Obama Lie?? Or is Obama trying to convert America to a Muslim Nation? Think about it. An infuriating video has surfaced that shows Obama describe the United States as a Muslim nation. Speaking to a french interviewer, our President brags that if one looks at the statistics, they’d find America to be “one of the top Muslim countries in the world.” Obama says that because we are a Muslim nation, we must make it a point to educate ourselves on Islam. According to the video, the USA isn’t even close to the top Muslim nation in the world....
  • Lenono Yoga III Tablet (Vanity)

    05/23/2016 6:57:33 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 23 replies
    5/24/2016 | Fai Mao
    I hope this does not qualify as Opus that gets me banned. My wife purchased a Lenovo Yoga II tablet along with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for me as a replacement for an older Samsung galaxy tablet and Acer Aspire laptop because she wanted me to be able to travel with les stuff. The hope was that it would replace two devices (Laptop and Tablet) with one device. Instead it will stay in a drawer (Unless I purposely beat it with a hammer so I can throw it away)and I will use the older devices when I travel. It...
  • Imagine Bernezuela

    05/23/2016 6:40:42 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 6 replies
    My family left Marxism due to the horrors of human degradation. Bernie needs to go "kick the tires" and actually spend time living in the end game of his world view. It's not the "Eddie Bauer, Whole Foods" version of life, minus the horrid Republicans. I don't want to live in "Bernezuela". Been there, done that. That's what this election is all about. An existential fork in the road.
  • #FeelTheBern Sanders appoints 3 anti-Israel 'activists' to write Democratic party platform,

    05/23/2016 5:24:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/23/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Democratic party has revamped the way it appoints members of its platform committee, apportioning representation based on votes in the primary. As a result, Hillary Clinton has appointed six members of the platform committee, Bernie Sanders has appointed five, and party Chaircritter Debbie Wasserman Schultz ('I wear my support for Israel to work on my sleeve every morning') has appointed four. One of Sanders' appointees is longtime anti-Israel activist James Zogby. Sanders’s choices include James Zogby, a pro-Palestinian activist who is president of the Arab-American Institute in Washington and a frequent commentator on Arab-Israeli issues. On Saturday Zogby...
  • Facebook apologizes for censoring ad of fat lady in a bikini

    05/23/2016 5:02:45 PM PDT · by LCrane · 18 replies
    Newsmachete.com ^ | 5/23/16 | Newsmachete
    Facebook has apologized for censoring an advertisement featuring a fat lady in a bikini. The social network had told the group, called Cherchez La Femme, that the image was rejected because Facebook's guidelines do not allow health and fitness ads to depict a particular body weight as being either "perfect or extremely undesirable," according to a screenshot posted to the group's page."Ads like these are not allowed because they make viewers feel bad about themselves," a Facebook ads rep said in the message.The ad in question was designed to promote an event the group is hosting called "Feminism and Fat."Isn't...
  • Report: Illegals told to vote Democrat or face deportation

    Documentarian Jo Anne Livingston has been working with her husband, Luke, to take a comprehensive look at the ongoing border crisis as experienced by the illegals themselves. After numerous interviews, she recently reported a number of astounding revelations that only confirm some long-held suspicions among conservatives.
  • Nigeria: An OPEC Country On The Brink Of Collapse

    05/23/2016 4:41:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | May 22, 2016
    Situation in Nigeria For a country that produced nearly 2.4 million barrels of oil (NYSEARCA:USO) per day just a few months ago, Nigeria is facing some really serious issues. A militant group called the Niger Delta has disrupted the country's 2.4 million b/d of production by blowing up pipelines, hassling producers, and threatening to destroy additional oil producing facilities. As a result, Nigeria's oil production has fallen from 2.4 million b/d to 1.4 million b/d and further pressuring a growing nation more and more reliant on its oil as revenue. Nigeria is a fast growing country. Its economy is the...
  • St Junipero Serra: Defender of Indians, American founding father

    05/23/2016 4:10:08 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 22 replies
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | Brian Ball
    I decided after reading some interesting things about St. Junipero Serra who was recently canonized a saint by Pope Francis to do an article about Junipero. I made some interesting discoveries. First and foremost the allegations that he butchered and murdered native Americans and created atrocities against them is false. Its a fantasy, another one in fact created by liberals, pushed by Chicano Marxists and that has been used to smear Christians and the white man. Nothing new. The left loves to romanticize about the American Indians make it look like they were happy and peaceful until whitey came and...
  • Advantage: Trump - Report: Hillary Dropped Gender Talk After Negative Internal Polling

    05/23/2016 3:40:47 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 44 replies
    https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays ^ | 5:34 PM - 23 May 2016 | Andrew Fournaridis @afourn
    @ScottAdamsSays Advantage: Trump Report: Hillary Dropped Gender Talk After Negative Internal Polling https://t.co/9vf21f4uge— Andrew Fournaridis (@afourn) May 23, 2016 There goes plan A. https://t.co/c0iqqUN53e— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) May 23, 2016
  • Graphene is key in taking manufacturing to next level

    05/23/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Manchester Evening News ^ | May 12, 2016 | Ben Rooth
    Graphene is widely regarded to be the most important development in the world of advanced manufacturing to date. The world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material was isolated at the University of Manchester in 2004. The potential of graphene is vast and research is currently underway into everything from bendable electronics to portable, energy-efficient water filtration plants and corrosion-proof coatings, anti-cancer drugs and even energy sources sewn into people’s skin. Last autumn, the National Graphene Institute received a major boost when China’s largest mobile phone manufacturer Huawei signed a partnership with the university to develop graphene-based technologies. Huawei stated at...
  • Malkin: Hey, Gun-Grabbers: Hands Off My Kid’s Lego Weapons

    05/23/2016 2:19:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    conservativereview ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The gun-control lobby has a new target: Your children’s Lego sets. A new "study" touted by libs decries the prevalence of weapons in the brick construction kits: I kid you not. The gun-grabbers have their panties in a twist over harmless fantasy play with teeny-tiny plastic parts. LEGO building kits are becoming increasingly violent as toy manufacturers are engaged in an “arms race” to appeal to children, a New Zealand study says. Researchers at the University of Canterbury concluded from research that examined LEGO catalogues from 1973 to 2015 that weaponry is now included in 30 per cent of...
  • Maryland Brewer Tweaks Michigan's Alcohol Regulators

    05/23/2016 1:34:49 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | May 18, 2016 | Derek Draplin
    Maryland-based Flying Dog Brewery is using money it was awarded in a 2015 case against the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to make a point about free expression. The brewer will create an organization called the 1st Amendment Society to promote free speech and civil liberties after the liquor agency tried to ban the sale of one of its beers in the state of Michigan. A six-year legal battle ended in March 2015 when the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the brewery. The court said the commission violated the company's freedom of expression rights in 2009...
  • After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church w/ three-child policy

    05/23/2016 12:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them "sons of whores". The southern mayor has yet to be declared the May 9 poll winner, but an unofficial vote count by an election commission-accredited watchdog showed him ahead over his four rivals, three of whom conceded defeat. Duterte assumes office on June 30. Duterte's often outrageous comments have won him huge support and his tirades about killing criminals and a joke...
  • Hillary Clinton Could Topple Obama's Record for Revving Gun Sales

    05/23/2016 12:29:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 23, 2016 | Michael C. Bender
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-05-23/hillary-clinton-could-topple-obama-s-record-for-revving-gun-sales
  • Federal Red Tape Costing Michigan Families and Businesses Billions

    05/23/2016 12:06:45 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/21/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    Federal regulations are costing Americans about $4 trillion in lost economic output every year, and Michigan is one of the states hardest hit by the mandates and impositions. That’s the conclusion of a new study from the Mercatus Center, a think tank based at George Mason University, which looked at the cumulative growth of federal regulations from 1977 to 2012. The researchers estimated that if regulations had been held in check since 1980, the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would be 25 percent larger today: $20 trillion instead of $16 trillion. That $4 trillion in lost output amounts to $13,000...
  • Shareholders Outraged At BP, Shell CEO Pay Packages

    05/23/2016 11:52:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 21-05-2016 | ANgry Bird
    The massive revolt against the pay of BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, where almost 60 percent of the shareholders rejected the £14m (US$20 million) pay package is a stern warning to oil companies that investors aren’t pleased with the gaping disconnect between performance and pay structure. Similarly, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden’s 2015 pay package, including pension and tax equalization of 5.576 million euros (US$6.1 million), is likely to face resistance from shareholders as two shareholder-advisory firms have urged them to oppose the CEO’s pay.
  • I compare Clinton's new slogan (Stronger Together) to Trump's to see which is more persuasive

    05/23/2016 11:34:56 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 58 replies
    Scott Adams ‏@ScottAdamsSays ^ | 2:32 PM - 23 May 2016 | Scott Adams
    I compare Clinton's new slogan (Stronger Together) to Trump's to see which is more persuasive: https://t.co/xYb7tJzllw #Trump #Clinton— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) May 23, 2016
  • Take 10 - The Universe and the Cell

    05/23/2016 11:32:19 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
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    Take 10 - The Universe and the CellIn this Take 10 we will briefly look at the immensity of our Universe and delve into the complexity of the cell. Please take time watch this 3 minute video – Cosmic Eye (Scale of the Universe) Now consider, the human world stands about midway between the infinitesimal and the immense . The size of our planet is near the geometric mean of the size of the known universe and the size of the atom. The mass of a human being is the geometric mean of the mass of the earth and the...
  • The Department of Justice is a Criminal Syndicate

    05/23/2016 11:26:28 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 17 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/23/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    Nearly a decade after the crash of the U.S. Housing market, the Obama administration continues to pursue claims against large financial institutions accused of contributing to the crash. For instance, in the past three years the Department of Justice (DOJ) settled with JPMorgan Chase & CO. in November 2013, Citigroup Inc. in July 2014, and Bank of America in August in 2014. These settlements concerned allegations related to the issuance of residential mortgage backed securities, and collectively these three settlements alone have totaled $36.65 billion in payments from the banks to various federal, state, non-governmental organizations, and direct consumer relief....
  • Let Consumers Use Plastic Bags

    05/23/2016 11:15:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 21 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    A new bill in the Michigan Legislature would prevent local governments from banning or overregulating the use of plastic bags commonly used by consumers. Senate Bill 853, sponsored by Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, would “pre-empt local governments from imposing regulations and restrictions on plastic grocery bags or other ‘auxiliary containers,’ defined as a disposable or reusable bag, cup, bottle, or other packaging.” The bill passed the full Senate recently and heads to the House. Two Michigan counties, Washtenaw and Muskegon, are considering regulations on plastic bags, such as extra fees or a ban. A main argument is that they would...
  • ACLU Bemoans Court’s Pro-Choice Decision [semi-satire]

    05/23/2016 10:45:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 May 2016 | John Semmens
    This week Nevada District Judge Eric Johnson dismissed the ACLU’s case against the state’s school choice law. A change to Nevada statutes creating an education savings account (ESA) program that permits students and their parents to choose how to be educated was the source of the ACLU’s ire. Author of the legislation, State Sen. Scott Hammond (R-Las Vegas) said his aim was “to enable families to completely customize their child’s educational experience, and ensure students can match education options and providers to their unique learning needs.” These accounts can be used to pay for private school tuition, online learning, special...
  • How the Obama administration paid J Street to push the Iranian nuclear sellout

    05/23/2016 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/23/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Obama administration through its National Security Council passed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Ploughshares Fund, an NGO that favors allowing Iran to have nuclear weapons. And the Ploughshares Fund paid J Street over $500,000 to push its agenda last summer. That's what came out over this past weekend. A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave liberal Jewish lobbying organization J street $576,500 to advocate for the deal.  ... J-Street, a liberal Jewish political action group, undertook a comprehensive campaign last year to support the nuclear...
  • North Dakota Spill Leaks 120,000 Gallons of Oil & Wastewater

    05/23/2016 10:00:22 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-05-2016 | Farmer
    A site run by Denbury Onshore LLC in southwestern North Dakota has spilled more than 120,000 gallons of oil and wastewater into pastureland after a mechanical failure. Some estimated 17,000 gallons of oil and 105,000 gallons of drilling wastewater containing saltwater and chemicals leaked into pastureland near the city of Marmarth when a tank sensor failed, news agencies quoted state regulators as saying. The tank overflowed on Wednesday, and by Friday, workers were excavating the affected pastureland, which is being equated to the size of a football field.