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  • WATCH: Washington Redskins take field with hands up in support of Michael Brown, Ferguson protesters

    08/19/2014 2:26:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 19, 2014 | Philip Caulfield
    The Redskins' defensive backs took the field against the Cleveland Browns with their hands raised — a nod to the 'Hands up, don't shoot' pose that has become a symbol of solidarity among protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Washington Redskins players showed support for slain Missouri teen Michael Brown on Monday night by running on to the field with their hands up during the team's introductions. Safety Brandon Meriweather led the team's defensive backs through a tunnel and onto FedEx Field with their hands raised, a nod to the "Hands up, don't shoot" pose that has become a rallying cry for...
  • Ferguson, Missouri, and Trayvon Prove America Is No Democracy For Blacks

    08/18/2014 4:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Miami New Times' Luke's Gospel blog ^ | August 18, 2014 | Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell
    The protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri are providing proof the U.S. government sanctions racial injustice in this country while denouncing it abroad. The federal government spends trillions of dollars so we can be the world's peacekeepers. We start wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the name of freedom. We help rebel groups oust dictators and oppressors like Muammar Gaddafi and the Taliban. We send drones and warplanes to bomb rebels from Islamic rebels in Iraq and Syria who are killing Christians. And we put sanctions on Iran for putting protesters in jail. Yet here in America, the federal government...
  • Tea Party Hatred of Obama Has Always Been About Race -- 'War on Whites' Philosophy Confirms This

    08/18/2014 1:50:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 5, 2014 | H. A. Goodman
    Most honest criticism of President Obama doesn't stem from racism or prejudice. When George Will claims, "As the president begins his second term, the signature achievement of his first term looks remarkably rickety," he's speaking from his own honest assessment of the ACA. Similarly, when Pat Buchanan asks, "Will Obamacare Be the Death of Liberalism?" he's voicing the genuine sentiment of millions of concerned citizens. However, conservative politics since President Obama's first term has blurred the lines between sincere analysis and surreptitious messages aimed at pandering to extremists. Whereas Republicans used to shy away from the mention of Willie Horton...
  • On Australia’s changing culture, US race relations and Israel Folau

    08/18/2014 3:46:25 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 2 replies
    AUSLibertyNews ^ | August 17, 2014 | Milton Johnson
    Welcome to the very first edition of AUSLibertyNews. This is the week's news presented from a Paleoconservative perspective. Hosted by the controversial and thought-provoking Milton Johnson; topics cover Australia's rapidly changing culture, deteriorating race-relations in the US and Israel Folou. Today we are joined by special guest Plato Sandilands (@PlatoSandilands) as he discusses his exciting new internet venture.
  • Who Lost the Cities? There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case.

    08/17/2014 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | August15, 2014
    AUGUST 15, 2014 Who Lost the Cities? There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case. By Kevin D. Williamson The Reverend Jesse Jackson is, to the surprise of all thinking people, right about something: “A spark has exploded,” he said, referring to the protests and violence in Ferguson, Mo. “When you look at what sparked riots in the Sixties, it has always been some combination of poverty, which was the fuel, and then some oppressive police tactic. It was the same in Newark, in Chicago, in Detroit, in Los Angeles. It’s symptomatic of a national crisis of urban...
  • Operation BlueStar --- Is this another Greenie Scheme?

    08/17/2014 6:49:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    http://dailytwocents.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | UberGeekgirl1
    Any one else heard of this....???**************************************************** Technology Latest posts by UberGeekgirl1 (see all) Safety in MMA - July 28, 2014R2-D2 USB Car Charger - July 27, 2014Minecraft Pocket Edition - July 26, 2014 Brown (governor of California) and Perry (governer of Texas) along with Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada are in a heated battle over a secret project known as “Operation Bluestar”. Alongside them are several members of Congress, international technology conglomerates across Asia, and several Silicon Valley heavyweights. All wanting to partner with Straubel on Operation Bluestar.Being called the new area 51, the stakes are high as the project will...
  • “I was in a coma for four days”

    08/17/2014 10:42:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 1: “IT’S A NIGHTMARE” After the Avandia debacle, is history about to repeat itself? Amy Lynn Evans remembers the onset of the illness that left her with seven hundred thousand dollars in medical bills. The morning began like any other. “My son was getting ready for work, and he said to me ‘Mom, you don’t look too well.’ When I went to the emergency room, they found a blood clot on my lung.
  • Greens are the Enemies of Energy

    08/17/2014 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Alan Caruba
    America could literally become energy independent given its vast reserves of energy source Here in America and elsewhere around the world, Greens continue to war against any energy other than the “renewable” kind, wind and solar, that is more costly and next to useless. Only coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear keeps the modern and developing world functioning and growing. The most publicized aspect is Obama’s “War on Coal” and, thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has been successful; responsible for shutting down several hundred coal-fired plants by issuing costly regulations based on the utterly false claim that carbon...
  • The Economist explains: Why the price of commercial sex is falling

    08/17/2014 10:07:37 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 54 replies
    The Economist ^ | Aug. 11,2014 | J.D.
    THE ECONOMIST has analysed 190,000 profiles of female sex workers on websites where customers post reviews. The data cover 84 cities in 12 countries, with the biggest number of workers in America and most of the rest in big cities in rich countries. According to our analysis, the price of an hour of sex with a female prostitute has been dropping fairly steadily in recent years. In 2006 the average cost was around $340. By 2014 it had dropped to about $260.
  • Greens are the Enemies of Energy

    08/17/2014 8:02:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/17/2014 | Alan Caruba
    America could literally become energy independent given its vast reserves of energy sources. .....The new EPA standards are expected to be announced in December. We better hope that the November midterm elections put enough new candidates into Congress to reject those standards or the cost of living in America, the capacity to produce electricity, the construction and expansion of our manufacturing sector will all worsen.
  • WI: Employee Shoots, Kills Attempted Robber at Innovative Optique

    08/17/2014 6:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Innovative Optique is a high end eyewear store in a suburb north of Milwaukee.   From the reviews, it appears to cater to those who can afford high quality, customized glasses.    Last year, a thief stole a pair of $2,000 sunglasses.   Last Friday, an employee shot and killed a 22 year old during the  course of an attempted armed robbery.   From channel3000.com: Police said the gunfire occurred during an attempted robbery. They said 22-year-old Joshua Drake of Milwaukee tried to rob the store about noon, and an armed employee shot and killed him. The employee wasn't hurt. Wisconsin has an...
  • New Police Tactic in Ferguson: Betray Local Business Owners

    08/16/2014 11:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review's The Corner / CNN ^ | August 16, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    We’ve been told for days now that that the reason there was rioting in Ferguson is because protesters were “provoked” by militarized police. I agree with some of my colleagues that cops should look like cops (see Kevin’s excellent piece here), and it is deeply unsettling to see police atop armored vehicles training weapons on protesters. On the other hand, there is no justification to throw projectiles at police, no matter what kind of uniforms they are wearing or what kind of vehicles they have, nor is there any justification for destroying or stealing other people’s property. Now, we’ve had...
  • Rooster CCO Gavin McInnes Asked to Take Leave of Absence Following transphobic essay, boycott

    08/16/2014 5:24:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    AdWeek ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kristina Monllos
    Rooster chief creative officer Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes, chief creative officer of Rooster in New York, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence following the publication of a transphobic essay. Published earlier this week on Thought Catalog, "Transphobia is Perfectly Natural" has at publication received 2,082 comments. It has also sparked a "Boycott Rooster" movement, with Tumblr and Twitter accounts asking followers to let Rooster clients—Vans, Red Bull, Fox Sports and others—know they will not support companies that work with McInnes. "Gavin's views are his own and do not represent those of the company or its members," said...
  • Video-Looting in Ferguson, Mo.: 'Y'all want to buy something?'

    08/16/2014 2:22:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 16, 2014 | Matt Pearce
    In Ferguson, Mo., early Saturday morning, Times reporter Matt Pearce reported live at the scene of looting and protests. The unrest came after a day of mainly peaceful protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer a week ago. That calm came after days of tense confrontations between protesters and the police. Trouble began again early Saturday after a crowd gathered in the area near a mini-mart that authorities allege Brown had robbed shortly before he was killed. Protests in the area soon deteriorated into looting. [Note: The first tweet below...
  • The case for free tampons

    08/16/2014 1:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jessica Valenti
    The cost of a product that half the world’s population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply too much.When I got my first period, I was in the most embarrassing place my then-11-year-old self could have imagined: my grandparents’ house. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I just put on extra pairs of underwear and threw them away one-by-one, scrunched at the bottom of the bathroom trash bin, as I bled through them. Finally, with nary a pair of panties in sight, I was forced to tell my mother. I have never been...
  • Confessions Of A Russian Mail Order Bride

    08/14/2014 11:50:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Caveman Circus ^ | July 18, 2014
    What did you do before you joined the mail order service? I just graduated from college. Why get into it? I was young and didn’t have clear intentions, just curiosity What was the appeal to the US? Russians have a romanticized vision of US – that is free, cool, and a land of opportunity. What were your perceptions of the US before you came? Has your experience been anything like what you were expected since your divorce? Perceptions before I came were shaped by Hollywood – so white picket fence and two story house with two kids and a dog....
  • Thanks Michelle! Disgusted teens across the country pose alongside healthy food vending machines

    08/14/2014 10:55:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 14, 2014 | James Gordon
    * First Lady has introduced new rules that saw companies limited in what products they could advertise on signs, vending machines, cups and menu boards on school grounds * Food industry spent nearly $150 million in 2009 on marketing in schools, 93 percent was promoting drinks * Schools now require drink companies to promote their diet sodas or water on signs and scoreboards, rather than full-calorie options like Coca-Cola and Pepsi * Michelle Obama's Let's Move program is now in its fourth year Students returning back to school after the summer vacation are finding out what First Lady Michelle Obama's...
  • 2 gun stores near Ferguson say sales are soaring

    08/14/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Money ^ | August 14, 2014 | Aaron Smith
    <p>Guns and ammo are selling at a feverish pace in and around St. Louis as violent clashes continue between protesters and police in nearby Ferguson, Missouri.</p> <p>"People are coming in with fear in their eyes and they're saying they need something to protect their house," said Steven King, owner of Metro Shooting Supplies, a gun shop in the St. Louis suburb of Bridgeton. "They're scared to death."</p>
  • Hackers have the names and Social Security numbers of Ferguson police. But should they share them?

    08/14/2014 3:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's The Intersect ^ | August 14, 2014 | Caitlin Dewey
    A promotional image for Anonymous’s #OpFerguson.David, a.k.a. Pharoah, doesn’t hold a political office or opine for CNN. But this week, the 14-year-old hacker mounted what might have been one of the more personally damaging attacks against Ferguson, Mo.’s embattled police department: the name — and the address, and the Social Security number — of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. That’s not all. Pharoah, a self-proclaimed member of the loosely affiliated hacker collective Anonymous, has also obtained the name and Social Security number of a Ferguson police officer he believes was involved in 18-year-old Michael Brown’s fatal shooting last...
  • “Today Show” liberals show they have a child-like view of how the world works

    08/14/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/14/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    One of the dividing lines between liberals and conservatives has always been the understanding of how economics works. Conservatives know how economics works; the force of supply and demand as well the true value of work. Liberals are like children who see the last twenty dollar bill in their mom’s wallet and say “Yippee, we’re rich! Let’s go to McDonald’s.” Last week the child-like liberals dropped their “I’m-so-intelligent-because-I’m-on-television” masks and let us see how dumb they really are. Led down the path of stupid is as stupid says, Savannah Guthrie reported that a Minnesota restaurant has added a new line...
  • Capital One QuickSilver.Are You Receiving Pre-Approvals After Receiving The Card?

    08/13/2014 7:33:45 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 20 replies
    I can't be the only one who has been pre-approved for the Quick-Silver Card,then I get in in the mail,a week later I am Pre-Approved for another one.So I applied for the second one,I was approved!,then today,I got my approval for another Quick-Silver Card!,I guess Capital One has so many millions of customers that they just cannot maintain their records to the extent where they finally stop sending pre-approvals for the same cards we already received.
  • Report: Simon & Schuster imprint rejected book about Bergdahl because it might hurt Obama

    08/13/2014 2:01:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Caller, you would think an eyewitness account of the disappearance of the last American POW in Afghanistan would be easy money for a publisher. But sometimes there are higher considerations. While the U.S. Army weighs whether to bring charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed earlier this year after spending nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, six of his former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that would render their own harsh verdicts… “I’m not sure we can publish this book without the Right using it to their ends,”...
  • Huge Russian warship fascinates French in Saint-Nazaire

    08/13/2014 1:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The British Broadcasting Company ^ | August 7, 2014 | Hugh Schofield
    Half of the Vladivostok was assembled in Russia, then towed to France.The evening attraction in Saint-Nazaire this summer is watching Russian sailors practise their marching drill along the quayside.Some 400 Russian ratings are living in the western French port, awaiting delivery of their controversial new command-and-control ship, the Vladivostok. By day the sailors receive instruction at an on-shore facility run by the Vladivostok's builders, STX France. This week they have finally been allowed on board the vessel for the first time. At the end of the afternoon they return to the Russian navy ship which serves as their sleeping-quarters. The...
  • Ukrainian Hryvnia Sinks To Record Lows Against US Dollar

    08/13/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    BI ^ | 8-12-2014 | Myles Udland
    The Ukrainian hryvnia just made a new low against the U.S. dollar. On Tuesday, one dollar bought 13.4 hyrvnias, with the hryvnia losing more than 4% against the dollar just today. The latest drop in the currency comes amid reports that Russia is sending a convoy of 280 humanitarian aid trucks into Ukraine, according to Reuters.
  • Five Ways to Spot a Problem Employee

    08/13/2014 7:11:30 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Salary.Com for Business ^ | 13 August 2014 | No Byline
    Find Them Before They Spoil the Bunch As a business owner and/or manager, you work hard and spend a considerable amount of time and money on hiring the right people. Prior experience, references and whether or not the person will fit into your company's culture are all things that must be carefully examined. If you're thorough and do your homework, chances are the person will likely work out. But what happens six months, a year, or 5 years down the road when things take a turn for the worse? Employees—especially those on the fast track—work hard to stand out and...
  • Aide: Obama, Clinton relationship resilient

    08/13/2014 5:44:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2014 | Justin Sink
    One of President Obama’s top national security aides said Tuesday that the president did not take criticism from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over his handling of foreign policy personally. “I think their relationship is very resilient,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told CNN. “They’ve been through so much together.”
  • China Appears Ready to Dump Its U.S. Treasury Bonds

    08/13/2014 2:31:29 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 44 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 8-12-2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Although investors hang on every comment by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen to get insight on the direction of interest rates and what it means for the economy and asset prices, the real power to determine U.S. interest rates may be in the hands of China, according to Lombard Street Research. Facing an overvalued currency that is hurting corporate profits and slowing growth, China appears ready to dump its $1.3 trillion in U.S. Treasury bonds to drive U.S. interest rates up and strengthen the dollar... (snip) China tried to slow the fall of the dollar by increasing its holdings in...
  • QuikTrip coming to grips with destruction of Ferguson store

    08/12/2014 1:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal's BizTalk ^ | August 11, 2014 | Ben Unglesbee
    Updated with information about the Wal-Mart that was damaged Sunday night.Sunday night’s unrest in Ferguson left the QuikTrip at 9420 West Florissant Ave. a burned wreckage. At the moment the company has no plans for rebuilding or even a process for how to make that decision; it has never faced a similar situation. QuikTrip spokesman Mike Thornbrugh said there have been “no discussions whatsoever” about whether to rebuild. Instead, the Tulsa-based company, which had 2013 revenue of $11.2 billion, is focusing on its employees and customers, he said. Thornbrugh said the cost of the damage had not yet been assessed,...
  • The selling of a disease

    08/12/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/14 | Patrick D Hahn
    “MY SPIRIT IS BROKEN” Will the New Statin Guidelines Do More Harm Than Good? Part 1: A $29-billion-dollar-a-year industryWhen he was nearing the end of his career, Henry Gadsden, then-CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, gave an interview to Fortune magazine in which he said that he regretted that he couldn’t sell drugs to healthy people. He said his dream was to be able to peddle his company’s wares to everybody, like chewing gum giant Wrigley’s. Mr. Gadsden’s dream soon began to come true. A few years earlier, Japanese biochemist Doctor Akira Endo surmised that a compound that could inhibit the...
  • Uncontrolled Immigration and Welfare State

    08/11/2014 2:44:28 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 11 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Towards the end of July a would-be illegal immigrant to the UK, a stowaway who had clung underneath a coach for 200 miles from Calais to Norfolk, was killed when the coach's driver accidentally reversed over him. One cannot help feeling sorry for the poor chap, illegal or not. This news emerged in conjunction with that of a group of illegal immigrants first caught by the French border police while they were trying to leave Britain and smuggle themselves into France, and then returned to Dover. Several Facebook users left comments to the effect that, with all the illegal...
  • A $29-billion-dollar-a-year industry

    08/11/2014 12:15:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/14 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 1: My Spirit is Broken: Will the New Statin Guidelines Do More Harm Than Good? “You use them or you die.” This is what a doctor told Sulette Brown, a psychotherapist from Oklahoma, when she balked at taking statins, after she’d been rushed to the emergency room for a heart attack. Since that night, her life has changed in ways she could not have imagined.
  • Government Inspectors Generals Describe Atmosphere of Restricted Access

    08/11/2014 12:04:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/14 | Alan Joel
    Majority of the Inspectors General find themselves unable to perform their duties to audit the federal government Inspectors General (yes, that’s the plural) are considered watchdogs for the government. Their jobs primarily focus on “uncovering waste, fraud, and mismanagement”, which is an important function to keep government programs and agencies in check. A serious breach of trust is evident, therefore, when 47 of 73 Inspectors General pen a letter to Congress describing “serious limitations on access to records.” That’s 64% of the total watchdogs who express such concerns.
  • Michigan Loses 40K Grads; Corporate Welfare Program Paid $127K Each To Keep 125 of Them

    08/11/2014 6:24:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/8/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Attracting about 125 college graduates a year won’t do much to stop an annual exodus of nearly 40,000. But the corporate welfare arm of Michigan government is happy about spending $126 million for that result. James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, questions the assertion made by a state official that a Michigan Economic Development Corporation program is helping reverse a “brain drain.” Paula Sorrell, the Senior Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital for the MEDC, made her pitch for how her organization is helping stop the exodus of young college graduates...
  • Waggoner Ranch, among US' largest, listed for sale (In Texas, 510,000 acres, asking $725million)

    08/11/2014 1:51:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- One of the largest ranches in the U.S. and an icon for Texas horse and cattlemen has been listed for $725 million, marking the end of a decades-long courtroom battle among the heirs of cattle baron W.T. Waggoner, who established the estate in 1923. The estate includes the 510,000-acre ranch spread over six North Texas counties, with two main compounds, hundreds of homes, about 20 cowboy camps, hundreds of quarter-horses, thousands of heads of cattle, 1,200 oil wells and 30,000 acres of cultivated land, according to Dallas-based broker Bernie Uechtritz, who is handling the sale...
  • MI: Cheap Gun Opportunity 23 August, Benton Harbor

    08/10/2014 6:49:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on Saturday, 23 August,  2014.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Berrien County Health Department Environmental Health building, 2106 S. M-139, Benton Harbor; and the Niles Berrien County Health Department office at 1205 N. Front St.  The event is scheduled to run from 10 am to noon. People often turn up early at these events. The incentive for the gun turn in is a...
  • IBM develops a computer chip with one million 'neurons' that 'functions like a human brain'

    08/10/2014 1:36:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    * TrueNorth is being hailed as the world’s first neurosynaptic computer chip because it can figure things out on its own * Modern processors have 1.4 bn transistors and consume up to 140 watts but the IBM chip contains 5.4 bn transistors and uses just 70 milliwatts * Richard Doherty, the research director of tech research firm Envisioneering Group, hailed IBM's chip as a ‘really big deal’IBM has developed a computer chip which it says will function like a human brain in a giant step forward for artificial intelligence. TrueNorth is being hailed as the world’s first neurosynaptic computer chip...
  • OPERATION CHOKE POINT: Why Gun And Cigar Lovers Should Loathe Leftists

    08/09/2014 11:54:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 10, 2014 | Doug Giles
    In the last couple of weeks my cigar company has had a hell of a time trying to find a credit card processing company that’ll do recurring revenue charges for my customers who’d like to get an automated, monthly dose of one of the finest cigars on this planet, our Safari Cigar. As my team and I were going back and forth trying to find a company to handle our transactions, I started redlining, getting a wee bit pissed, about how ridiculous it has become to do trade. My business boys tried to calm me down by telling me it...
  • U of Minnesota to Vikings: Don’t let visiting Redskins display their name or logo

    08/09/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 69 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/14 | Dan Calabrese
    You know, being a fan of the Minnesota Vikings is difficult enough just based on what happens on the field. We’re 0-4 in Super Bowls. We’ve got to deal with the stomach-curdling memories of the 1999 NFC Championship Game, not to mention 41-doughnut in the same game two years later, and the bounty-hunting Saints putting out a contract on Brett Favre in 2010. But on a cultural level . . . hey, what the heck did we do? We were just sitting here minding our own business. First we got stuck with a petulant, attention-mongering punter who couldn’t and can’t...
  • Can Sarah Palin’s $100-A-Year Channel Succeed? The Future Of Media Would Like To Know

    08/08/2014 2:39:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 8, 2014 | Hillary Reinsberg
    If people are willing to pay up for niche channels, Palin might be online video’s next guinea pig.In the introduction to her new online video channel, Sarah Palin announces how she’s going to turn traditional media on its head. She’ll, naturally, “cut through the sound bytes” and “through the media’s politically correct filter.” But she may also do something else for media in the process, which is test the hypothesis that there may be a business in getting people to pay $100 a year to watch a niche streaming tv channel. After seeing a solo act like Glenn Beck succeed...
  • Chevy Volt Resale Values Plunge as Lease Returns Hit Market

    08/08/2014 9:06:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 8, 2014 | Mark Modica
    It has been two years since General Motors admitted that there was little demand for the Chevy Volt (as reported here)due to there being "no plug-in market." Their answer was to "create market" to drive sales for the politically popular but economically-nonviable Volt. GM manipulated sales for the Volt through the use of subsidized leases at a time when President Obama's favorite, green wonder-car was being criticized for low sales as it failed to live up to the early hype. GM was able to use taxpayer money in the form of electric vehicle tax credits to help drive down...
  • The hidden “persuaders” of the environmentalist elite

    08/08/2014 8:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/7/2014 | Ron Arnold
    These left-wing billionaires direct and control the environmentalist movement – and your lives
  • Oops! Obama’s Cash for Clunkers program ‘actually lowered total new vehicle spending’

    08/07/2014 10:06:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The American Enterprise Institute ^ | August 4, 2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Back in 2008, economist Alan Blinder called the idea of a “cash for clunkers” federal rebate plan “the best stimulus idea you’ve never heard of.” But more and more analysis of the program suggests “cash for clunkers” will be a stimulus idea we’ll never hear of again. “Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending by Mark Hoekstra, Steven Puller, and Jeremy West finds the programs merely pulled forward car sales from the subsequent seven to nine months and thus “had no impact on the number of vehicles sold.” This counters the Obama White House claim that “a substantial proportion of...
  • The Middle Class, Refugees in their Own Country

    08/07/2014 6:02:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    America, the former “land of the free, home of the brave” is crony capitalism ruled by an anti-American socialist/Marxist regime “We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us.” - Anonymous My reality today in America, the former “land of the free, home of the brave” is crony capitalism ruled by an anti-American socialist/Marxist regime. I feel like the musicians on the Titanic.
  • Stillwater cafe now charging customers a "minimum wage fee

    08/07/2014 1:59:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    City Pages ^ | 8-5-14 | Aaron RUpar
    Last Friday, for the first time in nearly a decade, Minnesota's minimum wage went up. The first in a series of incremental hikes brought the wage floor from $6.15 to $8 per hour for relatively large companies, and from $5.25 to $6.50 for small ones. As you'd expect, some businesses aren't thrilled about that -- especially bars and restaurants, as the new law doesn't include a tip exception. But the Oasis Cafe in Stillwater is generating a stir for transparently including a "Min Wage Fee" on all customer checks:
  • A Governor’s Dilemma: Illegal Immigrants Divert Resources From State’s Own Citizens (OK)

    08/06/2014 11:48:29 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 15 replies
    TheDailySignalBlog ^ | August 5, 2014 | Gov Mary Fallin
    On June 13, the first bus of illegal immigrant minors, aged 12-17, arrived at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The state of Oklahoma was given no formal notice, and no chance to object. After weeks of bad publicity, public outrage and political pressure, the Obama administration announced this week that the facility will close by Friday, Aug. 8. That’s good news for the people of Oklahoma and the men and women of Fort Sill, who will once again have the full use of their military base for the purpose it was designed for: housing and training soldiers. What the facility’s closure does...
  • Drunk Driving & The 7 Trillion Dollar Man

    08/06/2014 11:03:37 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 2 replies
    Self | 8/6/14 | Me
    Barack Obama has raised the deficit by more than 7 trillion in six years. Let me repeat: Barack Obama has accrued a 7 trillion dollar deficit in only six years of office! And the man still has two years remaining! It’s nearly beyond comprehension and more than the first 42 Presidents combined; nearly twice as much George W. Bush who presided over the economic fallout from 9/11, a war on two fronts, the credit collapse and subsequently was besieged by Democrats as “unpatriotic” and “incompetent” for wasting taxpayer money. So why isn’t anyone being held accountable for such reckless incompetence?...
  • Leave Us Alone

    08/06/2014 5:28:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    msm, government, biggovernment, media ^ | August 6, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    "..........Many of the reporters, pundits, and commentariat class have married or slept their way into the status quo and have no real problem with preserving it. They see that most Americans hate them and they only fret because of their superficial desire to be liked. Very view pieces of commentary out of Washington these days mention voters or constituents except to note they are pissed off. Instead, we get articles about what the Chamber of Commerce wants, what unions want, what conservative groups want, etc. What about what the voters want? Often, the press doesn’t know or understand. They misread...
  • Neither Party Cares About Our $17 Trillion Debt

    08/06/2014 4:24:41 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 22 replies
    In five and half years in office President Obama has presided over an increase in the national debt of $7 trillion. His predecessor presided over a $4.9 trillion increase in eight years. Obama called the increase in the debt under Bush “unamerican.” What do you want to bet Obama doesn’t think the same of his debt increase? No doubt he’ll blame others. Our nation has a national debt of $17.6 trillion, it’s increased $12 trillion since 2001. This sort of debt is unsustainable and yet no one is talking about it. It’s no surprise that Obama doesn’t want to talk...
  • Pizza pronto! Vending machine that rustles up a fresh pie in just THREE minutes...

    08/05/2014 10:25:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A pizza vending machine takes convenience food to a whole new level, delivering fresh pies to customers in just three minutes 24/7. The Let's Pizza unit invented by Claudio Torghele, an entrepreneur from Rovereto, Italy, mixes flour and water together and presses the dough flat to create a 10.5 inch base. Desired toppings are then added and the meal is flash-cooked in a high temperature infrared oven at 380 degrees Celsius. While the baking process is underway, a takeaway box is prepared. The finished pie is then placed in the cardboard container and delivered through a slot. As they wait...
  • Poverty vs poverty: Seven traits of the successful poor

    08/05/2014 10:16:16 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 13 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine - web site ^ | 8-4-14 | Claire Wolfe
    It’s a mystery why one person can be poor but still be proud, independent, and reasonably content while the guy next door is only content to slide into a swamp of misery, blame, slovenliness, dependence, and cigarette smoke. I agree that Alchemist summed things up pretty well by observing, “Poor is a state of finance. Poverty is a state of mind.” But why? Entire tomes have been written about poverty, of course. How soul-crushing it is. How it leads to crime. How it’s everybody’s fault except the individuals who are in that state. How it’s increasingly becoming institutionalized among entire...