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  • Pro wrestler Roddy Piper dead at 61: report

    07/31/2015 3:20:58 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    .nydailynews. ^ | July 31, 2015, 6:18 PM
    Legendary wrestling champion Roddy Piper has reportedly died at the age of 61. The WWE Hall of Famer died in his Hollywood, Calif. home of natural causes, TMZ reported. Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2006 but last fall said that he was cancer free. Former professional wrestlers Ric Flair watches from outside the ring as WWE Superstar Chris Jericho gets pummeled on the ropes by Piper in 2009. Previous Next HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 5: (L-R) Former professional wrestlers Ric Flair (seen outside the ring) looks on as WWE Superstar Chris Jericho gets pummeled on the ropes...
  • MN firm reveals 110mph electric motorcycle – and will beat Harley to market

    07/31/2015 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Adam Uren
    (Photo: Victory Motorcycles, website) A Minnesota company appears to have beaten Harley-Davidson to the punch by unveiling its first electric street motorcycle. Medina-based Polaris Industries, makers of Indian and Victory motorcycles, has this week revealed its “Empulse TT” high-performance sport bike, which runs without gas and has a top speed of 110mph. The Pioneer Press reports that with the Empulse appearing in Victory dealerships by the end of the year, Polaris has secured a key advantage over competitors Harley, whose Project LiveWire motorcycle won’t be brought to market until battery technology has improved enough to allow for longer driving distances....
  • Windows 10 gets 14 million installation on first day [Response "overwhelmingly positive."]

    07/31/2015 10:43:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Some 14 million people installed the Windows 10 operating system in the first 24 hours following its release, Microsoft said, calling the response "overwhelmingly positive." The company said its new operating system aimed at computers, mobile devices and other gadgets got off to a strong start toward its goal of reaching one billion devices. "We're humbled and grateful to see the response to Windows 10," corporate vice president Yusuf Mehdi said in a blog post late Thursday. "We have seen unprecedented demand for Windows 10, with reviews and customer feedback overwhelmingly positive around the globe." The stakes are high for...
  • Suntory Plans Space-Aged Whisky

    07/31/2015 10:43:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | By Jun Hongo
    Not content with having the best whisky in the world, Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to take its whisky out of this world and into space. The Japanese brewing and distilling company said this week it would send a total of six samples of its whiskies and other alcoholic beverages to the International Space Station, where they will be kept for at least a year to study the effect zero gravity has on aging. According to a spokesman at the company, the samples, which will be carried in glass flasks, will include both a 21-year-old single malt and a beverage that...
  • Magnetic Pulses Might Provide Long-Lasting Tinnitus Relief: No, It Will Not Suck Your Brain Out

    07/31/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.techtimes.com ^ | July 20, 7:51 AM | By Ted Ranosa
    A new study conducted by researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University and the Veterans Affairs Portland Medical Center suggests that a transcranial magnetic stimulation system typically used for depression treatment could also help alleviate the debilitating effects of a condition known as tinnitus. ===================================================================================================================== Tinnitus is a debilitating condition wherein an individual often hears a ringing or clicking sound even though there are no external sources of the sound present. It currently affects an estimated 45 million people, mostly veteran soldiers, living in the United States, according to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), and a proven cure for...
  • Job Losses from Coal Closures Dwarf Gains from Wind Industry

    07/31/2015 7:54:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | unknown
    The EPA’s regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants highlights the job-killing transition proposed by the administration. This carbon agenda, which the administration’s public relations team calls the “Clean Power Plan”, threatens to tear down the existing electricity generation infrastructure in the name of carbon dioxide emissions. This carbon agenda will magnify the market-distorting subsidies from the PTC—contributing to an estimated peak of one million job losses—will drain hundreds of billions of dollars from American families through increased energy bills, and will threaten the electric grid by rapidly switching from reliable to intermittent sources of electricity. Further, electricity from...
  • Economics 101: Wal-Mart Hikes Minimum Wages, Prepares To Fire 1000

    07/31/2015 7:42:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/31/2015 | Tyler Durden
    "Please remember, these people are our neighbors and friends. You have a skill that will be very much in need when this goes down. You are experts in the job market and you know what it takes to get hired. This is a time for us to step up and do what we can to help."The quote above is from an internal memo sent to employees of Northwest Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates and references an expected wave of layoffs at WalMart’s home office in Bentonville. The memo was obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, who spoke with Cameron...
  • Trump effective, but too outrageous: Eric Cantor

    07/31/2015 5:47:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 31, 2015 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Donald Trump has been effective in empathizing with the plight of struggling Americans, but the brash way he's going about it won't have staying power in the race for the White House, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC on Friday. "I think Donald Trump ... [has] been effective at standing up and saying, 'Hey, I get what people are going through.' He can say some outrageous things. I think some of the language that was used vis-a-vis the [Mexican] immigrants ... [were] very divisive, very ugly and not a sustainable kind of rhetoric," said Cantor, who served seven...
  • Trump enjoys big poll lead over rivals

    07/31/2015 4:44:53 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | July 31, 2015 | James Oliphant
    Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump’s political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Senator John McCain’s military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded. Predictions of his demise were apparently premature. Instead, Trump is gaining momentum ahead of next week’s first Republican debate, a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll shows. The poll shows Trump with his greatest support yet nationally, as nearly a quarter of Republicans surveyed said he would be their choice as the party’s presidential nominee in 2016. He has opened up a double-digit lead over his closest rival, former...
  • Stick a fork in Whole Foods?

    07/31/2015 3:06:22 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 73 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | July 31, 2015 | Paul R. La Monica
    Whole Foods may be toast. Granted, it's toast made from pricey, gluten-free, organic honey oat bread. But toast nonetheless. Shares of Whole Foods (WFM) plunged more than 10% Thursday after the high-end natural grocery chain reported sales and profits that missed analysts' forecasts. Its outlook did not impress investors either.
  • OS X Yosemite vs Windows 10: The Mac and PC operating systems go head to head UPDATED

    07/30/2015 11:45:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Macworld UK ^ | July 30, 2015, 2015 | by Keir Thomas
    OS X Yosemite vs Windows 10 It's been a rough few years for Microsoft.  Sure, it still makes more money than several European countries but the issue has been one of relevance. It missed the boat when it came to mobile and their efforts to repair the situation with Windows 8 were met with laughter at best, but sometimes even hatred.  The all-new Windows 10, which was released on 29 July, is designed to stem the blood loss. We took a look at the latest preview (Microsoft took the wraps off the new operating system at a developer event in...
  • New vulnerability can put Android phones into permanent vegetative state (Link Only)

    07/30/2015 8:44:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    Ars Technica — LINK ONLY | July 30, 2015 | by Dan Goodin
    This is a link only due to copyright considerations, please read the article at the original website: New vulnerability can put Android phones into permanent vegetative state — Malformed video files can be used to crash half of all Android phones.
  • Viewers react in horror to third undercover Planned Parenthood video

    07/30/2015 4:16:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Christina Martin
    As the undercover videos from the Center of Medical Progress have come out, I’ve heard some disheartening remarks about them online. One of the statements I’ve heard is the idea that these videos will only serve to galvanize the pro-life crowd and strengthen our beliefs. Some people, both pro-life and pro-choice, believe the videos won’t move people who already support abortion. This is completely false. As I shared in a previous article, people on all sides of this issue are being impacted by these videos. Here are some comments left under the third video from horrified viewers: Dane Trumbore 1...
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood is “going to take actual guts.” Its latest scandal has plenty of those.

    07/30/2015 2:33:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Adam Peters
    Conservative commentator Dustin Siggins recently said that for Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood, “it’s going to take actual guts.” Well, the abortion chain’s latest scandal has plenty of those. It also features hearts, lungs, kidneys, and “as many intact livers as possible.” That came to light a few weeks ago when the Center for Medical Progress released a video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola. Nucatola is Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, and she’s shown having lunch with individuals she believed were from a fetal tissue procurement company. Over the course of the meeting, Nucatola says that Planned Parenthood affiliates...
  • Why are more millennials living at home today than at the height of the recession?

    07/30/2015 10:51:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    nola.com ^ | Emily Lane
    Even though there's about 3 million more Americans in the 18-34-age bracket today than there was in pre-recession 2007, there are fewer millennials living independently in 2015. About 42.2 million young adults ran their own households in 2015, down from 42.7 million in 2007. "This may have important consequences for the nation's housing market recovery, as the growing young adult population has not fueled demand for housing units and the furnishings, telecom and cable installations and other ancillary purchases that accompany newly formed households," the report notes.
  • 10 Quick, Important Developments On The Planned Parenthood Scandal

    07/30/2015 8:06:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Whether or not the story generates major media attention, the Center for Medical Progress’ expose of Planned Parenthood’s participation in the harvesting and sale of fetal organs continues to feature major updates. Here are 10 of them. 1) Injunction On Release Of Potential Upcoming Video Late Wednesday, the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress, the pro-life group whose undercover journalism has produced three videos showing Planned Parenthood officials engaged in the practice of harvesting of organs from unborn children killed by abortions. Under the terms of the order, the non-profit organization...
  • ‘Another boy!’ Planned Parenthood staff sifts through aborted ‘baby parts’ in new tape

    07/30/2015 7:43:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Newsroom
    CONTENT WARNING: This article contains screenshots below of Planned Parenthood staff pulling out body parts such as kidney and spinal structure from an 11-week human fetus. Planned Parenthood once again finds itself at the center of scandal as new undercover footage was released today by The Center for Medical Progress. The tapes, which are dated April 7, 2015, show staff from Planned Parenthood’s Rocky Mountains affiliate, located in Colorado, engaging in negotiations over human fetal body parts. The video opens with a negotiation between Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Dr. Savita Ginde and...
  • StemExpress Cells in the Development of Humanized Mice

    07/30/2015 7:11:24 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 15 replies
    StemExpress ^ | 10 June 2015 | StemExpress
    The human body is a complex biological system. In order to fully understand this complex system, in vivo (live) analysis is often required. However, the study of human biology in vivo is severely limited due to ethical and technical constraints. In place of human models, humanized mice have been created to fill this role. These humanized mice have become important tools for the in vivo studies of human cells, tissues, and organs, without putting individuals at risk. Such humanized mouse models may be used to model the human immune system in scenarios of health and pathology. A successful means of...
  • Could Trump actually win?

    07/30/2015 5:01:42 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 78 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015
    The American political class has failed the country and should be fired. That is the clearest mes­sage from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and the remark­able rise of Donald Trump. (read more) http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/perspectives/1068400-474/could-trump-actually-win.html
  • Quinnipiac: Trump Sweeping GOP Pack

    07/30/2015 4:03:23 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 06:10 AM
    Bombastic US billionaire Donald Trump handily leads all fellow Republicans in the 2016 presidential race by wide margins, a new Quinnipiac University poll said Thursday. Trump plunged into the crowded Republican nomination battle last month, and has since uttered insults about Mexican immigrants and caustic jabs at rivals that has kept campaign media attention focused squarely on the real estate mogul. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/US-politics-vote-Trump/2015/07/30/id/659582/#ixzz3hN6VoZu8 Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!
  • Talking To Trump: Refreshing Like Reagan And Palin

    07/30/2015 3:27:12 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | by Kevin Scholla | by Kevin Scholla
    When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, the typical attacks came flying in from the left as well as from establishment hacks. They called Mr. Trump a clown. They tried to marginalize his run by painting him and his efforts as fraudulent. The very same people who found nothing odd about a community organizer with no experience seeking the White House found plenty wrong with one of the world’s most successful businessmen doing the same. Trump was blasted by people who’ve never met him. People that know very little about the man felt they could still make huge judgments...
  • Did You Respond to a Nigerian Prince?

    07/29/2015 11:32:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | 07/28/2015 | Rusty Collins
    Not good if you did. Beware of foreign pen pals promising money. At least wait for their check to clear before you wire funds. The “Nigerian Letter” scam is known as a “419” because the scheme violates section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code. While it seems like a laughable hoax, Americans lose millions of dollars annually to this fraud, which can appear in the form of a letter, email, voicemail, or text. The scam tries to gain access to your personal finances and works like this: Step 1: You are sent a form of payment for a large amount,...
  • Question. Does US government have accounts at NY Federal reserve?

    07/29/2015 7:24:58 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 25 replies
    7/29/15 | Grumpygresh
    I'm working on a settlement with a Federal government agency (not IRS). The settlement agreement calls for payment to be wired to an account at the NY Fed. We all know that the Fed is a privately held central bank and not owned by U.S. Does the U.S. Gov have accounts there and why? It seems that money should be sent to US treasury. BTW, they insisted on a wire and not a check. Anyone with legal/financial knowledge would be helpful.
  • Poll Commissioned by Planned Parenthood Says Planned Parenthood Is Popular

    07/29/2015 6:15:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Planned Parenthood hired a Democratic polling firm to find out if taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood is still popular, and found out that 64 percent of voters still want federal funding for the organization. Here's the question that voters were asked: Some Republicans in Congress say that because of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, there should be an immediate vote to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, including for services Planned Parenthood provides, such as cancer screenings and family planning. Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the Republicans...
  • Nissan To Trump-bashing California Dealer Ad: ‘No Bueno’

    07/29/2015 5:48:34 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 35 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 7/29/2015 | Aaron Cole
    Nissan scolded one of its dealers Tuesday for releasing an ad showing the battering of a pińata resembling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Automotive News is reporting. The ad depicts salesmen repeatedly hitting a Trump-looking pińata and declaring, “At Van Nuys Nissan, Latinos rule.” The ad was made after Trump denounced some undocumented Mexican immigrants as “rapists” in a June political speech. “We find these advertisements to be neither responsible or respectful, and we do not condone what they represent,” Nissan said in a statement. “We expect our dealers to establish advertising that is responsible and respectful and represents the...
  • Micron3DP Unveils Breakthrough Glass 3D Printing Technique

    07/29/2015 4:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    3D Print ^ | June 22, 2015 | Brian Krassenstein
    Over the last couple of years we have seen 3D printing progress at an incredibly rapid rate. One of the areas which excites us the most is the 3D printing materialÂ’s space where new materials are being utilized as a print medium nearly every week. What started out as ABS and PLA, a few different types of metal powders, and ordinary photosensitive resin, has quickly grown to include hundreds of new, interesting, innovative materials. From wood and metal composites, gl8to clay, food, and everything in between, new materials are what will drive 3D printing towards mainstream adoption. When printing with...
  • Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies Did Abortion on Raped Teen, Returned Her to Rapist

    07/29/2015 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 29, 2015
    A Denver, Colorado-based Planned Parenthood faces a legal challenge in Colorado after Cary Smith, of Federal Heights, discovered that clinic staff failed to inquire or report about suspected sexual abuse of her thirteen-year-old daughter after giving her an abortion. This is the same Planned Parenthood abortion business that was caught on an undercover video earlier this week dissecting aborted babies to sell their body parts for research. Today, Alliance Defending Freedom filed a complaint Wednesday with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies on behalf of Colorado Family Action against a Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood abortionist and another employee. According to...
  • 11 Komen for the Cure Affiliates Give Planned Parenthood Hundreds of Thousands in Donations

    07/29/2015 2:48:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    As the scandal over Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of unborn babies escalates, pro-life advocates are increasingly turning their focus onto companies and organizations that fund the abortion giant. Years ago, the breast cancer charity Komen for the Cure, after several years of protests and opposition from pro-life groups, finally announced that it would no longer fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Planned Parenthood, in turn, used its supporters in Hollywood and the mainstream media to so thoroughly castigate and trash Komen that it was bullied into resuming funding. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately Now,...
  • OB-GYN on Planned Parenthood Videos: As They Violate Medical Ethics, We Can Overcome Evil with Good

    07/29/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    bound4life.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Brent Boles
    Recent weeks have seen the revelation of deeply disturbing practices at Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest corporate abortion provider. As a practicing OB-GYN in Tennessee, these videos horrify me too — especially the latest one released yesterday. Yet I am not shocked. Women have shared with me how Planned Parenthood violated them, and the pain of losing their babies. For years now, I have volunteered to advance the pro-life cause – because anything else would contradict my Christian faith and the medical ethics I swear to uphold. Groups such as Live Action, Americans United for Life and Bound4LIFE have documented...
  • Salt water for lamp designed to serve people without electricity

    07/29/2015 1:49:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    phys.org ^ | 07-27-2015 | by Nancy Owano
    A startup team calls their work a product. They also call it a social movement. Many people in the over-7,000 islands in the Philippines lack access to electricity .The startup would like to make a difference. Their main ingredient is salt. Their product is a lamp that takes two tablespoons of salt and a glass of water in order to work. This is from the Sustainable Alternative Lighting, or SALt Corp. This is a startup focused on delivering a cost effective, environmentally safe lamp that runs on salt water. Their lamp could be an alternative to kerosene/battery powered lamps and...
  • Planned Parenthood Gets Body Parts by Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

    07/29/2015 1:48:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life news ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    By now millions of Americans have seen the expose videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors facilitating and arranging for the ale of aborted baby body parts. The shocking undercover footage has resulted in efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood and multiple state investigations. But how does the abortion business obtain the body parts of aborted babies to sell to biotech firms who eventually sell them to research firms and universities? It turns out that Planned Parenthood shoots unborn babies with through the heart with poison to kill them — preserving their bodies enough to use the body for research down the road....
  • A fresh Start: Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits from early users

    07/29/2015 9:33:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 07/29/2015 | By Lehar Maan
    Microsoft Corp's launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface. The launch was seen critical for the company, particularly after the poor response to Windows 8, an ambitious redesign that confused many users by ditching the start button menu and introducing a new layout. The new OS, launched on Wednesday, will be available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said Windows 10 fixes most of...
  • Microsoft launches Windows 10 worldwide tonight with an eye on mobile market

    07/29/2015 9:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/29/2015
    Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system at midnight on Wednesday. Windows 10, which comes almost three years after the launch of the company's last operating system, will be available in 190 countries as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. The 'free' strategy is a calculated gamble, designed to put Windows on as many devices as possible. The company would then make up for any lost revenue by selling services such as Office over the Internet, or cloud. The new operating system is designed to work across laptops, desktop...
  • 22 college majors with the highest starting salaries

    07/29/2015 8:33:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Jacqueline Smith
    Salary potential shouldn't be the sole thing that attracts you to a major in college — things like passion, interest, and aptitude should also be considered. But it's still nice to know which degrees pay off the fastest. (And we can't blame you for being drawn to those.) PayScale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, recently looked at the starting pay for millions of professionals and sorted the results by college major. Here are the 22 majors with the highest starting salaries: 22. Business and Information Technology Median starting pay: $56,900 Median mid-career pay: $99,100 % change from...
  • Why Planned Parenthood Can’t Donate Tissue Harvested From Babies

    07/29/2015 7:44:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Katie Geary
    If you haven’t watched the damning videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue donation (or, in plain language, exchanging aborted babies’ body parts for money), you should watch them now before you read further. The first alarming question is whether Planned Parenthood illegally sells aborted fetuses’ organs and tissue. This is what Planned Parenthood and its defenders have repeatedly focused on, insisting that they are compliant with all laws. But it is what precedes that “fetal tissue donation” that needs attention. Specifically, does Planned Parenthood regularly flout the federal ban on partial-birth abortion using loopholes? How do they get...
  • What's next for California's undocumented immigrants? Licensed jobs opening up

    07/29/2015 7:30:29 AM PDT · by Pelham · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 28, 2015 | ALEJANDRA MOLINA
    A variety of licensed jobs – including architect, barber, boxer and accountant – soon will be open to undocumented immigrants in California. The shift figures to change lives for tens of thousands of workers, either in the form of new opportunity or, critics say, in the form of a new wave of unfair competition. Under SB1159, a law signed in September by Gov. Jerry Brown, all 40 licensing boards working under the California Department of Consumer Affairs must consider applicants regardless of their immigration status. Previously, only legal residents with Social Security numbers could be granted licenses. The new rule...
  • Remember when Planned Parenthood was cool with secretly recorded video? We do! [pic]

    07/29/2015 7:27:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    One of Planned Parenthood’s — and their supporters’ — most trusty complaints when it comes to being exposed as the baby butchers they are is about how the damning videos were obtained. Secrecy is bad, they cry! We were duped, they sputter! But as tweeter @back_ttys reminds us, it wasn’t so long ago that Planned Parenthood was singing a different tune:
  • Sarah Palin is potential cabinet secretary: Trump

    07/29/2015 4:33:03 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 38 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | Posted on July 28, 2015 | By Joel Connelly
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump is busy denouncing rival candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but he’s found a kindred spirit from the GOP’s 2008 ticket. Trump has received fulsome praise from ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and on Tuesday indicated that he might name the “mama grizzly” to his cabinet. http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2015/07/28/sarah-palin-is-potential-cabinet-secretary-trump/?shared=email&msg=fail
  • Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

    07/29/2015 4:32:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 131 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 7:29 AM EDT | Dee-Ann Durbin
    In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today’s vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession. Drivers behind the wheel of older cars aren’t enjoying some of the latest advanced safety features or infotainment systems that effectively turn cars into cellphones on wheels. Then again, they don’t have to worry about hackers finding their way in...
  • Health chief defends Planned Parenthood amid calls to defund

    07/28/2015 10:58:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/28/15 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama’s top healthcare official defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood at a hearing on Tuesday as Republicans zeroed in on cutting off its money. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell focused her comments on how the federal funding for Planned Parenthood provides mammograms and other services for women. “What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused on issues of preventative care for women, things like mammograms and cancer prevention screenings,” Burwell told the House Education and the Workforce Committee. “We do not fund abortion,” she added, though Burwell noted there are some...
  • Your Green Car Could Cause Black Rain in China

    07/28/2015 9:27:51 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 8 replies
    National Observer ^ | July 28, 2015 15:12 GMT | Charles Mandel
    You may have a "green" car, but it could be causing black rain in China from the graphite mined and used in its lithium ion battery. Two academics at Toronto's York University, Carla Lipsig-Mumme and Caleb Goods, applaud many of the new advances in green technology in recent years, but at the same time warn that those very technologies may come with a host of environmental issues. The pair issue a caution about “superindustrialization” in which the answer to climate change is a matter of “technological adjustment.” In an article recently published in The Conversation and picked up by the...
  • OS X Snake Oil—Stuff you don't need and don't want—(Link Only due to Copyright)

    07/28/2015 6:15:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    RixStep (link Only | July 25, 2015 | RixStep staff
    OS X Snake Oil Stuff you don't need and don't want. Don't buy back what you already own. This is a link only due to copyright requirements, but lots of good information on the RixStep site and well worth the read.
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    07/28/2015 5:48:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2015 8:07 PM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up. The price increases remain modest. And in many cases, they’re canceled out by price declines for other items that are keeping overall inflation historically low. Yet the stepped-up price tags for a range of consumer items are the largest since the Great Recession ended six years ago. They actually reflect a...
  • Planned Parenthood Asks Supporters to Thank Staff for Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts

    07/28/2015 5:13:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    There are four Planned Parenthood doctors who have been caught on camera facilitating the sale of body parts from aborted babies and future videos are expected to show additional top abortion business officials doing the same thing. One might expect the abortion giant would consider firing these top Planned Parenthood officials, reprimand them in some way or take some other administrative action against them. Instead Planned Parenthood is launching a Thank You campaign. That’s right, the abortion company is asking its supporters to send its staff thank you cards telling them how much they appreciate everything they do. There’s no...
  • Planned Parenthood hires same crisis management firm Komen hired to fend off PP

    07/28/2015 4:13:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jill Stanek
    Well, isn’t this rich. Politico is reporting that Planned Parenthood has hired crisis management firm SKDKnickerbocker “as it scrambles to deal with the ongoing scandal”: SKDKnickerbocker is no newbie to working on Planned Parenthood issues. The Democratically aligned firm is run by well-connected operatives, including Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen. It also worked with the group during the 2012 election cycle, according to SKDKnickerbocker’s website. SKDKnickerbocker is also the group Susan G. Komen for the Cure hired in 2012 when it was trying to fend off Planned Parenthood after deciding to break financial ties with the abortion giant. At the...
  • Planned Parenthood lies to women about fetal development while harvesting fetal body parts

    07/28/2015 12:54:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Cassy Fiano
    The latest video from the Center for Medical Progress delves further into Planned Parenthood’s grisly business of selling the body parts of aborted babies. This video was actually shot inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, which will of course make it even harder for Cecile Richards and the abortion lobby to spin this as being fake or “deceptively edited.” The Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Dr. Savita Ginde, can be seen dissecting a baby aborted in the first trimester while discussing receiving payment for each organ. Aside from the obvious exploitation of innocent lives...
  • Black Lives Don’t Matter: Planned Parenthood’s Dirty Little Secret

    07/28/2015 12:44:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 27, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Two reports in the past five years show that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are placed at inordinately high levels in black and Latino neighborhoods, leading African-American pro-life campaigners to conclude that the abortion giant is deliberately targeting dark-skinned babies. Given Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s general promotion of eugenics, along with the “The Negro Project” that she created to target African-Americans, and her appearance before at least one meeting of the KKK, pro-lifers also conclude an element of racism resides in the DNA of the abortion giant. In 2012 Protecting Black Life, connected to the Cincinnati-based Life Issues Institute, looked...
  • Proposed state laws could reduce Planned Parenthood funding by $7.5 million

    07/28/2015 12:24:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life dynamics ^ | July 27, 2015 | life dynamics
    A lawmaker in Wisconsin has introduced two bills that could eliminate at least half of the funding Planned Parenthood gets in the state. Rep. Andre Jacque is co-sponsoring legislation that will require family planning clinics, most notably Planned Parenthood, to bill Medicaid at the actual acquisition cost when they acquire drugs at the heavily discounted rates available through the Medicaid 340B program. Jacque contends that providers like Planned Parenthood, which gets over half a billion in taxpayer monies annually, are inflating rates, sometimes “eight times” the actual cost. The bill would limit providers to a “reasonable” dispensing fee, which Jacque...
  • Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share as Windows 10 launch approaches, Windows 7 still leads

    07/28/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Tech Spot ^ | 07/02/2015 | By Stephen Libbey
    On the verge of Windows 10's release, its predecessor has quietly moved into the #2 spot for market share among operating systems. Windows 8.1 has now overtaken Windows XP, the one time king of all operating systems, but it's something of a hollow victory as Windows 7 still leads by a wide margin. According to Netmarketshare, as of June 2015, Windows 8.1's usage has increased to 13.12% among all operating systems, while XP sits at 11.98% and Windows 7 still accounts for a dominant 60.98% share. These three OS' also represent the only three with double digit market share. The...
  • Windows 10 can turn Microsoft into a success again, but it needs to get these 4 things right

    07/28/2015 9:07:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    BT ^ | 07/28/2015
    The global launch of Windows 10 is a pivotal moment for Microsoft as a consumer business, because in recent years Windows has started to matter a lot less.The rise of mobile devices has hit the PC market hard – and no more so than Microsoft, which has around 1.5 billion Windows customers, making it the market leader in that arena. (Snappa) This, combined with Apple’s OS X and Mac computer line-up regularly bucking the trend and actually increasing sales, has left Microsoft and Windows adrift in the technology world, with Google’s Chrome and Android dominating.(Snappa) But a hint of change...