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  • Reclaiming “Redneck” Urbanism: What Urban Planners Can Learn From Trailer Parks

    04/30/2016 11:56:20 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 58 replies
    Market Urbanism ^ | 21 April 2016 | Nolan Gray
    Given that “redneck” and “hillbilly” remain the last acceptable stereotypes among polite society, it isn’t surprising that the stereotypical urban home of poor, recently rural whites remains an object of scorn. The mere mention of a trailer park conjures images of criminals in wifebeaters, moldy mattresses thrown awry, and Confederate flags. As with most social phenomena, there is a much more interesting reality behind this crass cliché. Trailer parks remain one of the last forms of housing in US cities provided by the market explicitly for low-income residents. Better still, they offer a working example of traditional urban design elements...
  • Target’s Stock Down 5 Percent, Brand Damaged, by Public Rebuke to Pro-Transgender Bathroom Rules

    04/29/2016 6:54:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | by Neil Munro
    Target’s stock price and its favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms. The company’s stock was two cents shy of $84 on August 19, when it revealed it would not allow shoppers to use single-sex bathrooms or changing rooms. Instead, all rooms were opened up to anyone claiming to be of either sex. As of 4.00 p.m. Friday, the stock had dropped almost $4.50, down to $79.50. That’s a huge loss of 5 percent in stock value, costing shareholders roughly $2.5 billion in company...
  • Target Boycott Petition Breaks 1 Million Signatures

    04/29/2016 6:30:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 125 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    TUPELO, Miss. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A petition calling for a nationwide boycott of Target has broken 1 million signatures. Organized by pro-family non-profit the American Family Association (AFA), the petition comes in response to an announcement last week from the retail giant in which the company stated it would allow "transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity." "Inclusivity is a core belief at Target," the post reads. "It's something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected...
  • Author suggests childless women deserve 'meternity' leave

    04/29/2016 4:14:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 115 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 APRIL 2016 | SARA SCHLAGEL
    An author is receiving backlash after voicing that childless women also deserve a maternity leave. The concept is deemed a "meternity" leave, and Meghann Foye makes her statement in an article in the New York Post. Foye, 38, thought up the idea when she was a magazine editor and became "envious" of her co-workers who would leave to care for their children after their eight hour days. She said that she felt as if all of the childless workers had to then pick up the slack and work for ten or more hours a day.
  • F-117 Stealth Fighters May Finally Head to the Boneyard

    04/29/2016 7:38:41 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 32 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 4/29/16 | Robert Beckhusen
    America’s F-117 stealth fighter has been in a state of limbo. In 2008, the U.S. Air Force officially retired the black, angular warplanes but they never entirely went away. For eight years, the radar-evading aircraft have rested in climate-controlled hangars at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. Here’s why — when the F-117s retired, Congress required the Air Force to maintain some of the planes in case they were ever needed in a future war. The flying branch even kept flying a handful, most likely as guinea pigs for stealth-penetrating sensors … or some other mysterious hardware. Well, that shouldn’t continue for...
  • UCI researcher discovers important Li-Ion battery breakthrough

    04/28/2016 9:20:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    fudzilla.com ^ | 28 April 2016 | Jon Worrel
    MnO2-coated batteries can now last 400 years, 200,000 cycles Doctoral research student Maya Le Thai was working in her laboratory with nanobatteries one day when she decided to try a new approach. She coated an entire gold nanowire with a manganese dioxide MnO2 shell and covered the assembly with a "plexiglass-like" electrolyte gel, but the resulting outcome was completely unexpected. As she "playfully" experimented with different materials, the resulting nanobattery produced effectively "unlimited" lifetime charge cycles lasting well over 400 years. Traditional nanowire-based batteries are thousands of times thinner than a human hair, highly conductive and feature a large...
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare; How one surgery center offers high quality healthcare at low prices

    04/28/2016 9:18:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/28/2016
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • The company behind 'American Idol' just filed for bankruptcy

    04/28/2016 2:48:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/28/2016 | Jethro Nededog
    Core Media Group, the company behind "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York. According to court papers, the company says it owes $398 million. That includes money owed for loans, back payments to former employees, and investors, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "American Idol" was the company's biggest breadwinner. And now that the show has ended at Fox, the company is unable to find a similar source of revenue. The company has been seeing losses from a decline in "American Idol" ratings for several years now, however. In 2014,...
  • Millennials are leaving these 10 big American cities in droves because of high home prices

    04/28/2016 2:44:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/28/2016 | Akin Oyedele
    >High home prices are pushing three groups of people out of big, expensive cities: low-income workers, people in rural-based industries, and millennials. Trulia data scientist Mark Uh examined how the affordability crisis is pricing out various income groups.Using data from the 2014 five-year US Census American Community Survey, Uh looked into migration patterns away from the biggest — and often most expensive — cities.He wrote in a post Thursday, "Millennials accounted for the largest share of out migration [by age group] at 51.1%, and they also had the highest move-away rate relative to expectation at +105.6%."Although Millennials moved out at...
  • Apple to be exempted from 30% sourcing norms by (India) Government Panel

    04/28/2016 12:38:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    India Times Economics Tech ^ | 28 April 2016, 9:18 AM IST
    The US-based company has sought approval from the government on setting up single-brand retail stores in the country. A government panel has recommended exempting Apple from mandatory local sourcing norms, a move which would pave the way for Apple to open single-brand retail stores in the country. The company had given a detailed presentation to the committee headed by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek on April 19, on its products, technology, innovations and camera. "The committee has found that the company's products are cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art. It has recommended to exempt them from...
  • KFC India Is Testing Edible Bowls Made of Tortilla to Replace Plastic

    04/28/2016 11:55:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 28 April 2016
    KFC will be introducing edible bowls for one its bestselling rice-based meals at certain trial branches in India in a bid to reduce the use of plastic, British daily, the Telegraph reported. The new packaging will be made of tortilla to replace plastic bowls for the American food chain’s famed “Rice Bowlz.” Considered as one of KFC India's best-selling items, the “Rice Bowlz” - made from rice, chicken and gravy - contribute to approximately 6% of the chain’s domestic revenues, the newspaper added. Dubbed as "India-first innovation," Rahul Shinde, managing director of KFC India, said the idea could expand to...
  • Halal: Is it Meat You’re Looking For? Says China Businessman

    04/28/2016 11:25:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 28 April 2016 | Benjamin Haas
    The wine-swilling co-founder of Sai Wai Xiang Halal Foodstuff Co enjoys his pork and does not follow Islam, but still sells more than $50 million-worth of food to Muslims across Asia and the Middle East. The company is at the forefront of a Chinese drive into the global halal food and beverage market, exporting as far away as Saudi Arabia. Businessman Deng Zhijun bills his wares as “products with Muslim ethnic flavour”, but has difficulty recalling some of Islam’s basic dietary tenets. “Muslims definitely don’t smoke and don’t drink alcohol,” he said over a lunch at the company, in a...
  • Raiders Owner Mark Davis Says He Would Spend $500M in Vegas

    04/28/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion dollars as part of a deal for a new stadium in the city. Davis upped the ante in a bid to move the team to this gambling city, appearing Thursday alongside soccer great David Beckham and billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson before a committee studying the idea of a $1.4 billion stadium.
  • Four Reasons Apple's Earnings Miss Is Such a Big Deal

    04/28/2016 5:40:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 04/28/2016 | By Anthony Mirhaydari
    The rollout of disappointing first-quarter earnings has continued in recent days, with sectors such as airlines and tech getting hit and eclipsing memories of early beats by the big banks. But the biggie has to be the disappointing top- and bottom-line miss by Apple (AAPL) after the close on Tuesday, marking the company's first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years.Apple was down more than 8 percent in after-hours trading on those earnings that came in at $1.90 per share (vs. $1.97 expected), an 18.5 percent decline from last year. Revenues came in at $50.6 billion (vs. $52.2 billion expected),...
  • The market is going to suck for the next 10 years, you're going to have to double your life savings

    04/27/2016 5:26:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/27/2016 | Rachel Butt
    The "golden age" of stock market returns is over.That's the summary of a big piece of research from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), which estimated returns over the next 20 years in US and Western European markets under two scenarios. The first assumes that today's slow-growth environment remains, while the second models faster growth as technology improves.It concluded that in neither case would returns match those of the past 30 years. For US and European stocks, the difference between past and future annual returns could range from 1.5 percentage points to 4 percentage points. The gap for fixed-income could be...
  • 21 Harmless Things That Cause A Surprising Number Of Deaths

    04/27/2016 12:48:00 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    Cracked.com ^ | April 27, 2016
    Accidental gun deaths/year: 505 (Ref: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/01/cdc-report-35369-vehicle-accident-deaths-505-gun-accident-deaths/) Disclaimer #1: Most stats in article unsourced. Disclaimer #2: It's Cracked.com.
  • Target just received really bad news

    04/27/2016 12:39:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 70 replies
    Charismanews.com reported: Faith Driven Consumer (FDC), representing 41 million Americans who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for its groundbreaking FaithEqualityIndex.com (FEI), which scores more than 500 major brands for compatibility with the FDC community, and also for its Faith-Friendly Film Review entertainment rating system. Today, amidst growing consumer backlash over Target's (Faith Equality Index Score 39/100) announcement that it will allow men in women's bathrooms and changing rooms, FDC is calling on its community of 41 million who spend $2 trillion annually to engage in a national #BUYcottWalmart effort by choosing Target's arch-rival Walmart (FEI Score 51/100)...
  • SpaceX planning to be first private company to land on Mars by 2018

    04/27/2016 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 19:23, 27 Apr 2016 | By David Raven
    The company said it is planning to send their Dragon spacecraft to the red planet as early as 2018 SpaceX is planning to be the first private company to land on Mars within the next two years. The company said it is planning to send its Dragon spaceraft to the red planet as early as 2018. Bosses announced their intentions in a statement on Twitter this afternoon. A spokesperson tweeted: "Planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018. Red Dragons will inform overall Mars architecture, details to come." Earlier this month the US aerospace company successfully landed a...
  • Germany to subsidize electric cars to help own auto industry

    04/27/2016 5:20:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 27, 2016 5:40 AM EDT
    Germany plans to subsidize electric cars in a bid to help the country’s auto industry compete in the global market for the growingly-popular and environmentally friendly vehicles. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble says starting May buyers will get €4,000 ($4,514.80) to buy an all-electric vehicle. Plug-in hybrids will receive a subsidy of up to €3,000. The cost will be shared equally by the government and industry. …
  • Joblessness is Killing People

    04/26/2016 11:37:09 PM PDT · by Tyrconnell · 40 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | BETSY McCAUGHEY
    Soaring Suicides Emerge As a National Crisis Laid to Economic Stall Middle aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. ... People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their forties and fifties find it hardest to get hired again. That makes boosting economic growth a life- and- death issue.
  • Apple reports earnings miss in Q216

    04/26/2016 6:25:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    Mac Daily Newsws ^ | April 26, 2016
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26, 2016. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 40.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 67 percent of the quarterÂ’s revenue. Wall Street expected Apple to report earnings of about $2 a share on $51.97 billion in revenue, according to...
  • Brave 10-year-old Girl Reports Man In Women’s Restroom

    04/26/2016 12:42:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Kevin Whitson
    Opponents of new laws such as North Carolina’s HB2, which ban transgendered males and females from entering any bathroom other than the bathroom which corresponds with their birth gender, may be ignoring incidents which already occur when men enter women’s bathrooms. Such crimes are already causing problems for women and girls, the police, as well as the court systems which must try and convict anyone charged with indecencies against females in public restrooms. Last week, a Pennsylvania man was arrested for taking photos of a 10-year-old girl in a public restroom. James Thomas Shoemaker, 19, a Quarryville, Pa., resident was...
  • More Than Half a Million Pledge to #BoycottTarget, but Some Suggest Alternative Forms of Activism

    04/26/2016 12:12:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    blaze.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Carly Hoilman
    Last week, Target Corp. announced that it will continue to allow transgender customers and employees to use the bathrooms and fitting rooms of their preference, regardless of their biological sex. A statement released on Target’s corporate website Tuesday came amid a nationwide legal dispute over whether transgender people should receive special protection under the country’s civil rights provisions. Since that announcement, more than 500,000 people have signed an online pledge to boycott Target. A description of the pledge, created by the American Family Association, states several concerns of religious and social conservatives who believe that providing such accommodations for transgender...
  • Why Did Hillary Clinton Lie About Benghazi?

    04/26/2016 11:00:44 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 69 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 4/26/2015 | blueunicorn6
    Why did Hillary Clinton lie about Benghazi? There is no doubt that she lied. It has been proven that she told two completely different stories. What exactly was the lie? She lied about the enemy's motive for attacking us at Benghazi. She told the American people that we were attacked at Benghazi by a disorganized mob because some Libyans were mad about a video they saw. She knew this explanation was a lie. She told her daughter, almost immediately, that the attack was an organized attack by our enemies. Why did she tell this particular lie? You lie to cover...
  • ATF Soliciting Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Firearms Transaction Record “4473”

    04/26/2016 10:43:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    blog.princelaw.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Adam Kraut
    ATF opened the comment period to the proposed changes on the 4473 on April 7 and is accepting comments until June 6, 2016. Link to the Official Document. The proposed ATF 4473 can be found here. I encourage you to review the proposed 4473 and submit comments to help improve the form. You may submit comments by emailing Carolyn King, Firearms Industry Programs Branch FederalRegisterNoticeATFF4473@atf.gov.
  • "Dress Right.....Dress!"

    04/26/2016 9:02:44 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 13 replies
    Drill And Ceremonies | 4/26/2015 | blueunicorn6
    One of the first things you learn in the military is how to move and work with other people. The Sergeants taught me how to stand in line and how to turn without tripping the people I was with. The quickest and most efficient means of moving a large group of people is to put them in a formation and march them. This also sends a message to anyone watching that the people marching together are focused, disciplined and ready to fight. Let's say you need to move a bunch of people from a football field to a park. You...
  • Fiat Chrysler to increase North American factory workers

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 9:41 AM EDT | Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher
    The number of Fiat Chrysler factory workers in North America will increase as the company reduces production of passenger cars and shifts toward trucks and SUVs, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. […] He (Sergio Marchionne) said new Ram pickup truck will come out at the beginning of 2018. It will be built at two U.S. factories in suburban Detroit, so it won’t cost the company any production of the current model. A factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan, that now makes the Chrysler 200 sedan will be retooled to make pickups, he said. The company also plans to build a...
  • Politics: Of course: Missouri man caught filming women in Target dressing room

    04/26/2016 7:54:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    caintv ^ | April 26, 2016 | Dan Calabrese
    Oh by the way, he'd done it before, and when cops arrested him, he had a loaded handgun. Let's get this out of the way right at the start: No one is mistaking Matthew Foerstel for a "transgender person" for lack of the better one-word noun I'm sure someone will come up with very soon. He's clearly just a male pervert going where he's not supposed to be. I don't even think he's claiming to "identify as a woman." But last week, Target took a step toward completely erasing the distinction between men's bathrooms/dressing rooms and women's bathrooms/dressing rooms when...
  • [Canada] ‘Pink tax’ has women paying 43% more for their toiletries than men

    04/26/2016 7:25:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    Financial Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Hollie Shaw
    Women pay an average of 43 per cent more for toiletries such as razors and shampoo than men do, according to a new study. The so-called “Pink Tax” has been long tied to services like dry cleaning and haircuts for women. But a new study from Toronto-based ParseHub reveals price tags on 3,191 personal care products for women are substantially higher than the corresponding products for men. The gap between average similar products for a range of men’s and women’s razors, shampoo, soap, deodorant and shaving cream is six per cent higher for women, ParseHub noted: women pay about $47.57...
  • Trump Stumps Deniers (Very good article on Trump, sent to me by a good friend)

    04/26/2016 7:03:18 AM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2016 | By G. Murphy Donovan
    My sincere compliments on the individual who sent this article to me. Thank you. I very like it, and I want to make a particular effort to express how much. Enjoy, everyone: -- In any other election year, at this point in the primaries, party leaders would be rallying around the frontrunners in the name of unity. But 2016 is no ordinary year. Hillary Clinton's coronation has been a bumpy ride thanks to Bernie Sanders, though, short of a federal indictment, Mrs. Clinton will probably be the liberal standard come November. The Democratic Party will be running under the "business...
  • Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton: I Want to “Go Further” Left Than Obama

    04/26/2016 6:56:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama has been derisively called the Abortion President by some pro-life advocates for the manner in which he has gone out of his way to promote and fund abortions and the abortion industry. From funding Planned Parenthood to pushing abortions on an international level at the United Nations and in other countries like Kenya, Obama has been the abortion movement’s best friend. But if you think Obama has been bad, Hillary Clinton wants to multiple his pro-abortion efforts. At a campaign rally, the best friend of Planned Parenthood says she wants to “go further” left than Obama. CLINTON:...
  • The Separation Of Bathroom & State

    04/26/2016 5:33:33 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 04/25/2016 | Tyler Durden
    The saga of the so-called Charlotte bathroom ordinance — and the state of North Carolina’s response to it — has taken on a life of its own. At the national level leftists are accusing North Carolina of bigotry while, in the name of tolerance, a growing list of performers and businesses are boycotting the state. Unfortunately, what has gotten lost in all the rhetoric surrounding this issue is the truth about both the original Charlotte law and the state’s response to it. In late February the Charlotte, North Carolina, city council passed an “antidiscrimination” law, scheduled to go into effect...
  • So when Donald...

    04/26/2016 2:23:35 AM PDT · by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart · 97 replies
    My crystal ball
    So when the genius rips up trade agreements and a trade war erupts where will America be able to sell its exports when every country puts massive tariffs on all US goods as a result? Just wondering because he acts like they will all just grab their ankles and bend over...which they won't.
  • China plans fleet of floating nuclear power plants to provide energy to South China Sea islands

    04/25/2016 7:49:27 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies
    shanghaiist.com ^ | Apr 25, 2016 | Alex Linder
    Yet again, China is floating around the idea of building floating nuclear plants, but this time they are planning on an entire flotilla -- in the South China Sea. To provide power to the cozy artificial islands it has built up from reefs just sticking over the surf, China announced on Friday that it will construct a fleet of 20 power plants floating over the hotly disputed waters, People's Daily reports.
  • Trapped! Vegan restaurants struggle with humane pest control

    04/25/2016 6:28:06 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 49 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 25 April 2016 | KELLI KENNEDY
    MIAMI (AP) — Even the wellbeing of rats, roaches and spiders are a concern for animal activists. But they also pose ethical dilemmas for owners of vegan restaurants who need to keep those pests out of their kitchens while trying to abide by no-kill values. Melanie Cochran, owner of The Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, was adamant about not using traditional pest control services when it first opened. For a few years she was able to keep pests at bay, but when the restaurant developed a problem, she called an exterminator even though she said it went against...
  • Man accused in random shootings sent for evaluation

    04/25/2016 4:02:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 25 APRIL 2016 | WCVB.COM
    DUXBURY, Mass. —A Maine man was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation after he allegedly shot two people on a series of random attacks in Duxbury this weekend. Watch the report Lucas McPherson, 25, of Maine, was arraigned on attempted murder charges Monday in Plymouth District Court. The judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and ordered him to undergo a 20-day mental evaluation. At 1:15 a.m., a 33-year-old Marshfield man, later identified as James Gifford, was driving along Tremont Street near the Town Hall when he was shot by a passing vehicle.
  • U.S. Senator: 'Global Warming is...the Moral Challenge of Our Generation' [Jeff Merkley]

    04/25/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2016 | 3:26 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    In a speech he said he was giving “to recognize the importance of the signing” of the Paris climate agreement, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) declared on the Senate floor last week that “global warming is…the more challenge of our generation.” […] “We know what the stakes are,” the senator said. “We don’t need computer models to look 50 years into the future because the impacts are here today. We see it in our own communities. We see it in our own States. We see it through the impact of droughts, the impact of wildfires, the impact of heat waves, the...
  • Cracker Jack replacing toys with digital codes insides boxes

    04/25/2016 2:35:16 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    WSLS 10News ^ | April 24, 201 | staff reporter
    ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – Lovers of Cracker Jack popcorn will soon be in for a surprise when they go looking for the buried toy prize inside the box. The brand is bringing its 125-year tradition of including a toy prize inside to an end, replacing the toy with stickers containing digital codes. Those codes will lead customers to baseball-inspired games that they can play on their phones. “The Cracker Jack Prize Inside has been as much a part of the nostalgia and love for the brand as the unforgettable combination of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts,” said Haston Lewis, senior director...
  • Healthcare cost financially ruining workers

    04/25/2016 1:36:20 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Work | 25 April 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Coworkers going nuts about healthcare costs. Healthcare Act is going to ruin low-end workers financially. Huge sucking sound of money leaving the economy. Government probably has in mind to get it all to single payer so they can abscond with the money.
  • The 8 fastest growing tech skills worth over $110,000

    04/25/2016 1:35:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2016 | Julie Bort
    In the tech industry, one day a skill is hot, the next it's not. IT professionals spend a lot of their career learning, training, and trying to keep up. Job hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000+ tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings. We then cross-checked those skills against Dice's annual salary survey, published in February, which offered the average salary for jobs using those particular skills in 2015. The good news?...
  • When the floor becomes the ceiling

    04/25/2016 1:00:08 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 9 replies
    Vanity | 4/25/2016 | J Twohig
    JT Economic Law - when the floor becomes the ceiling! If you look back at the history of price supports you will find that price supports became a floor price for commodities. Producers would continue to work as long as they could make a profit at that base price. A good example is the history of milk price supports. Rarely did prices rise above the floor of support. So much milk was produced that much of it was diverted to the making of cheese. By setting the minimum wage or floor at $15, we will be producing an artificial ceiling...
  • Man Claims Deputies Seized $50,000 Meant for Orphanage, Church and Christian Band

    04/25/2016 11:10:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 25, 2016 | ABBY BROYLES
    Attorneys for a refugee from Burma say Muskogee County sheriff’s deputies wrongfully took money from the man meant for a church, a Christian band, and an orphanage in Thailand. The man, who is a U.S. citizen living in Dallas, appeared in court in Muskogee Monday morning. He’s now charged with acquiring proceeds from drug activity. However, Eh Wah did not have any drugs in his possession when he was pulled over in Muskogee. According to the deputy’s report, Wah was pulled over for a broken tail light and was not arrested. The deputy said his K-9 indicated an alert in...
  • A New Method of Killing Unborn Babies in Abortions is Coming to Canada

    04/25/2016 11:09:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Anna Nienhius
    It’s not long before the do-it-yourself abortion pill Mifegymiso will be available in Canada. Expected to be prescribed as early as this summer, the combination of two medications, taken a day or two apart, usually at home, is considered an effective way to end the life of pre-born children up to 7 weeks old. A recent article in the National Post presents the regulations around the pill, and the response. Pro-abortion groups are angry about the need for this medication to be prescribed by a physician, as well as the fact that doctors may choose to have the patient ingest...
  • 9-Year-Old Boy Sells Lemonade to Pay for His Own Adoption

    04/25/2016 11:06:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 25, 2016
    A 9-year-old started his own business in order to make a very special purchase. Tristin Jacobson opened up a lemonade stand to raise money to pay for his very own adoption, according to the Springfield News Leader. Four years ago, Jacobson's biological mother dumped him on the doorstep of a Missouri shelter on a cold January day. Donnie Davis got a call about Tristin, and she's been taking care of him ever since. Jacobson has always wanted Davis to adopt him, but she couldn't afford the legal fees. So this past week he opened up a lemonade stand to raise...
  • Man Seeks ‘Tooth for Tooth’ Damages for Wife

    04/25/2016 10:54:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016
    Dentist extracted wrong tooth of his wife A Saudi man wants health authorities to order the extraction of a tooth of a female dentist after accusing her of removing the wrong tooth from his wife. The husband told the Saudi daily Alriyadh that his wife went to the dentist in the Eastern Ihsa province complaining of tooth ache. “Although my wife had her teeth scanned, the doctor extracted the good tooth and left the bad one, inflicting nerve damages to my wife,” he said. “I call on health authorities to order the removal of a tooth from that doctor’s...
  • Engineers develop micro-sized, liquid-metal particles for heat-free soldering

    04/25/2016 10:53:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 25, 2016 | Provided by: Iowa State University
    The vial contains liquid-metal particles suspended in ethanol. The particles were used to demonstrate heat-free soldering. Credit: Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University =========================================================================================================== Martin Thuo likes to look for new, affordable and clean ways to put science and technology to work in the world. His lab is dedicated to an idea called frugal innovation: "How do you do very high-level science or engineering with very little?" said Thuo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. "How can you solve a problem with the least amount...
  • Hillary "Lost" $6,000,000,000 Of Taxpayer Money

    04/25/2016 8:54:10 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 38 replies
    Wonder | 4/25/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Hillary Clinton "lost" $6,000,000,000 (six billion dollars) of hard-earned American Taxpayer provided money while she served as The Secretary of State for The United States. We're not talking "lost" like when a ship sinks or an investment declines or your number didn't come up on the roulette wheel. We're talking "lost" like "Gosh, I don't know where that money went." Hillary is now begging us to give her the job of President of The United States. Why wouldn't she? She got away with "losing" $6,000,000,000 of hard-earned American Taxpayer money before. Think of how much money she could "lose" as...
  • The Secret History of Tiger Woods

    04/25/2016 6:38:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 55 replies
    ESPN.go ^ | April 2016 | Wright Thompson
    Docking in a luxury marina is about the only place to catch a random glimpse of Tiger, who moves through the world in a cocoon of his own creation. When he bought his plane, he blocked the tail number from tracking websites: It ends in QS, the standard code for NetJets. Many athletes, by contrast, have some sort of vanity registration, and some even have custom paint jobs; Michael Jordan's plane is detailed in North Carolina blue, and his tail number is N236MJ -- the "6" is for his titles. Jack Nicklaus flies around in N1JN nicknamed Air Bear. Sitting...
  • Latest 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Polls

    04/25/2016 6:01:54 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 4 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | RealClear Politics
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  • Cord cutters getting the axe?

    04/24/2016 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 28 replies
    techspot.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Shawn Kinight
    ISPs, who once fed us lines about excessive bandwidth usage and network congestion in order to upsell people on higher-tier “business class” Internet packages, are now essentially using the same tactics to punish cord-cutters, many of which were likely former cable subscribers.