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  • Vehicular Fatalities vs Fatal Firearms Accidents in the U.S. 1965-2013

    09/04/2015 10:11:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 9/4/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been some misleading comparisons of "vehicle deaths" and "firearm deaths". The misleading characteristic is to compared vehicle deaths, which are mainly unintentional, with deaths associated with firearms, which are mainly intentional and not accidental. The correct comparison with fatal vehicle crashes would be to fatal firearm accidents. The claim has been made that vehicles have been highly regulated, and that is why the number of fatalities have been reduced, while firearms have not been regulated.
  • Kentucky about to commit FORGERY!!!

    09/03/2015 6:37:22 PM PDT · by djf · 57 replies
    Sep 3, 2015
    OK folks, the CBS nightly news tonight said that the office in Kentucky that declined to issue marriage licenses to gays will be open tomorrow morning. And they said that it will issue licenses with Kim Davis's name/signature PRE-PRINTED ON THEM!!! As far as I know, this is FORGERY! And all involved have committed conspiracy to commit forgery!
  • Face it, your cat doesn't care about you: Felines don't miss you when you're gone.

    09/03/2015 1:03:32 PM PDT · by dennisw · 149 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 3 September 2015 | Victoria Woollaston
    Dogs and children form a 'secure attachment' to their primary caregivers Researchers wanted to discover if cats formed the same bond They put cats in unusual situations with strangers and recorded reactions Study found that cats don't suffer from separation anxiety like dogs do - and their wailing may instead simply be a sign of frustration Researchers have found that cats don't see their owners as a source of safety and security in the same way dogs do, making them more independent +3 Researchers have found that cats don't see their owners as a source of safety and security in...
  • Liberal Billionaires and Their Montana Connections

    09/02/2015 9:20:38 PM PDT · by This_far · 11 replies
    Mediatrackers ^ | June 19, 2015 | : Ron Catlett
    Despite a population of just over 1 million people and just 3 electoral votes, Montana continues to be a hot bed of spending for billionaire’s and their political non-profit groups. (cut, jump) Liberal Swiss billionaire and Center for American Progress board member Hansjorg Wyss has received much attention in recent weeks after The Daily Caller revealed that he had paid $1.5 million to a Colorado woman to settle sex abuse allegations. Money from Wyss’ charitable foundation has proven quite important in Montana’s environmental movement.
  • Marijuana Supersedes Cigarette Smoking Among College Students, Study Finds

    09/02/2015 8:54:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
    The percentage of daily and near-daily pot users from the 2014 survey was the highest ever recorded.More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found. Just under 6 percent of the full-time students surveyed by University of Michigan researchers for the annual "Monitoring the Future" study reported using pot either every day or at least 20 times in the previous 30 days. By contrast, 5 percent of respondents identified themselves as heavy cigarette smokers, a steep...
  • Obama Rebuffed As Superpowers Refuse To Sign Arctic Climate Agreement

    09/02/2015 8:46:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/2/2015 | Dr. Benny Peiser
    On Sunday and Monday, foreign ministers and other international leaders met in Anchorage, Alaska to attend the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic. As a sign of the importance the United States placed on the Alaska forum, President Barack Obama attended. He used the conference as a platform for urging swifter action to combat climate change. After the conference, the representatives of the Arctic Council members signed a joint statement affirming “our commitment to take urgent action to slow the pace of warming in the Arctic.”
  • Hackers Steal 225,000 Apple Account Logins From Jailbroken iPhones

    09/02/2015 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 08/31/15 | Jonathan Zhou, Epoch Times
    A recently discovered group of malware that infects jailbroken iPhones has gathered the login information for more than 225,000 Apple accounts, and is believed to be one of the largest breaches of Apple accounts ever. The malware, dubbed KeyRaider by its discoverer, found its way to victims via websites that hosted repositories of Cydia software. Cydia is an app that allows users of jailbroken iOS devices to access software and apps locked phones can’t normally access. The malware then steals Apple account information by intercepting iTunes traffic from the device. Palo Alto Networks (PAN) and WeipTech, which found the vulnerability,...
  • Inside the Waco Twin Peaks Biker Shootout with Biker Richard Luther

    09/01/2015 12:46:36 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 167 replies
    TheLipTV2 ^ | August 31, 2015 | TheLipTV2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=any4cI6nAf8&index=1&list=PLPnLjoW07bV0zxAVQcjXZoHLibjuRoZas The Waco shootout at a Twin Peaks restaurant flooded with bikers from clubs such as the Cossacks, the Bandidos, and many more is explained with witness, Richard Luther. Luther’s experience as a Cossack, the shootout, thoughts on a possible conspiracy, and the 33 days he would go on to spend in jail after the shootout is explored. Learn the ugly truth about the police handling of the situation, the cruel and unusual punishment that bikers suffered in jail, and the pieces of the puzzle that don’t add up, in this Antidote interview hosted by Michael Parker.
  • THE BIG DECEPTION: "Unclassified then became classified later" [Hillary emails]

    08/31/2015 4:15:34 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 27 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Much of the classified information contained within Hillary's emails was NOT marked with classification markings. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT SAID CONTENTS WERE NOT CLASSIFIED AT THE TIME, HOWEVER. Classified information is classified the minute it is born and rarely, if EVER becomes classified LATER. Taking a top secret page then stamping it 'TOP SECRET' and then saying "Okay, NOW it's classified" is a misnomer! That top secret page was top secret LONG BEFORE IT WAS STAMPED!!! See the BIG DECEPTION Hillary and the administration is pulling here? The big LIE is that Team Hillary and the complicit corrupt White...
  • Intelligent robot tells interviewer, ‘I’ll keep you safe in my people zoo’

    08/31/2015 4:10:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Metro ^ | 08/31/15 | Rob WaughRob Waugh
    An ‘intelligent’ robot offered a truly chilling answer to an interviewer’s question, ‘Will robots take over the world?’ ‘Don’t worry, even if I evolve into Terminator, I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for ol’ times sake,’ the bearded robot intoned. His interviewer, from PBS, is visibly taken aback by the answer. The robot – modelled after Philip K Dick, the novelist whose work inspired Blade Runner – uttered the terrifying words in an interview with PBS in 2011, in response to the question, ‘Will robots take over the world?. The robot...
  • Hurricane Katrina turns 10: Remembering gun confiscation in New Orleans [Video]

    08/31/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    WND TV ^ | 8/31/2015 | Staff
    Hurricane Katrina Gun Confiscation Video
  • MI6 spy found in holdall 'hacked into secret data about Bill Clinton'

    08/30/2015 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 20 replies
    The Mirror ^ | August 30, 2015 | By Sam Webb
    MI6 spy Gareth Williams hacked into restricted information about former US President Bill Clinton, it has been claimed. The 31-year-old codebreaker was discovered inside a padlocked bag in a bathtub at his London home in 2010, sparking a real-life mystery worthy of any 007 thriller.
  • MI6 Spy Found Dead in Bag in Bath Had Hacked Clinton Data

    08/30/2015 12:32:22 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 30, 2015 | Breitbart London
    The MI6 spy who was found dead inside a holdall bag in his bathtub in London hacked into secret data held on former U.S. President Bill Clinton, The Sun newspaper has sensationally claimed today. Gareth Williams was 31 years old when he was found naked, dead in his own bathtub in Pimlico, just a few minutes walk away from Britain’s Houses of Parliament. Speculation has been rife ever since his death in September 2010 about the circumstances surrounding his death. A Metropolitan Police investigation revealed predictably, though suspiciously, that Mr Williams’ death was “probably an accident”. This was despite an...
  • Spy found dead in a bag 'had infuriated his MI6 bosses by illegally hacking into secret US data on B

    08/30/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jenny Stanton
    Gareth Williams's body was found in a bag at his London flat five years ago Spy illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton Personal voicemail messages left by the spy were deleted after he died The British spy whose body was found padlocked inside a bag in his flat had illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton, it has been revealed. Gareth Williams, 31, was discovered in a holdall in the bath at his London home five years ago this month, but the mystery surrounding his death has never been solved. Today,...
  • The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down

    08/30/2015 10:06:31 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 34 replies
    C-SPAN BookTV ^ | Sunday, Aug 30 | Geoff Shepard.
    Book Discussion on The Real Watergate Scandal Geoff Shepard, former associate director in the Nixon administration, presents research he contends shows misconduct by the judges and prosecutors involved in the Watergate trials. An aging judge about to step down. Aggressive prosecutors friendly with the judge. A disgraced president. A nation that had already made up its mind. The Watergate trials were a legal mess—and now, with the discovery of new documents that reveal shocking misconduct by prosecutors and judges alike, former Nixon staffer Geoff Shepard has a convincing case that the wrongdoing of these history-making trials was actually a bigger...
  • Orwell’s Newspeak Is Coming To A Campus Near You

    08/30/2015 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/15 | Scott Greer
    In George Orwell’s “1984,” the fictional Oceania government imposed a truncated English upon its people. The purpose of the new language, termed Newspeak, was to help the regime in its effort to eliminate thoughtcrime. “The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [the state ideology of Oceania], but to make all other modes of thought impossible,” Orwell said. But now Newspeak is transforming from fantasy to reality at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The taxpayer-funded university recently issued a new guideline for...
  • "I did not send or receive material marked 'Classified' (on my server)" [Hillary news conf.]

    08/28/2015 11:02:21 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 48 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    During a news conference at the DNC in Minneapolis, MN, Hillary Clinton again reiterated that she did not send or receive material marked 'classified' on her private and unsecured email server. Nice word play you did there, Hillary, but whether or not classified information is marked as such or not is NOT the question or issue. The question is, "Did you send or receive CLASSIFIED INFORMATION (MARKED OR NOT) ON YOUR UNCLASSIFIED SERVER???" As Secretary of State, Hillary of ALL PEOPLE should be well aware of what information is classified or unclassified, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS MARKED.
  • Sure doesn't look like Hillary is dropping out of the race! The comeback wife?

    08/27/2015 6:41:08 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 46 replies
    Theories?
  • Question regarding Census: 2015 National Content Test

    08/25/2015 6:42:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 29 replies
    Self | 8/25/2015 | fwdude
    Well, my residence has been "selected" to participate in the "mandatory" census-type survey, 2015 National Content Test. Never heard of this before, and am leery about participating - so I won't. It is not a census year, so this is not required by law in my thinking. My question regards the "required by law" part. Laws can only apply to people or entities. The form threatens me by telling me that my response is "required by law," but since the census only selects residences/properties, I am not personally, specifically named to answer. This seems like a very unenforceable "law" if...
  • Anyone notice how Hillary hasn't dropped out of the race?

    08/25/2015 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 73 replies
    Theories?
  • If N Korea supposedly wants S Korea, China wants Spratly, Russia wants Crimea...

    08/23/2015 10:59:36 PM PDT · by whiterhino · 25 replies
    me
    Just wondering... would three countries (or maybe include a fourth muslim country also) coordinate their efforts to distract the USA, let's say in Korea with a "military action", then China or Russia would make their move on what is really attainable in their eyes... (Spratly? Taiwan? Crimea?) Your thoughts?
  • (NJ) West Milford DPW chief fired after being charged with poisoning bird's nest

    08/22/2015 7:41:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    The Record ^ | 8.21.15 | RICHARD COWEN
    Carlos Luaces, West Milford’s superintendent of public works, was charged Friday with animal cruelty for allegedly spraying a robin’s nest with pesticide, killing two chicks and destroying an egg. As a result, Mayor Bettina Bieri also announced Friday evening that she had fired Luaces. The Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals charged Luaces, of Byram in Sussex County, with knowingly poisoning a living animal and causing death, an indictable offense that is a third-degree crime. The agency also charged Luaces with the lesser crime of knowingly poisoning an animal, which is a disorderly persons offense. If...
  • We Have Already Witnessed The First 1300 Points Of The Stock Market Crash Of 2015

    08/21/2015 8:51:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | August 20th, 2015 | Michael Snyder
    What has been happening on Wall Street the past few days has been nothing short of stunning. On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 358 points. It was the largest single day decline in a year and a half, and investors are starting to panic. Overall, the Dow is now down more than 1300 points from the peak of the market. Just yesterday, I wrote about all of the experts that are warning about a stock market crash in 2015, and after today I am sure that a lot more people will start jumping on the bandwagon. In particular,...
  • The Great Financial Catastrophe

    08/21/2015 6:17:51 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies
    GOLD Switzerland ^ | August 20, 2015 | Egon von Greyerz
    Most people are blissfully ignorant of the fact that 2007-8 was just a mild rehearsal of what we soon are going to experience. The additional $60 trillion in credit and printed money since then and the lowering of interest rates to zero have given the world the impression that all is now well again. Let me be very clear, nothing is well. As a matter of fact in the 8 years since the start of the Great Financial Crisis the bubble economy has now properly spread to the world’s second largest economy – China. China has had exponential growth in...
  • Anything significant in it being 3.5 years into Obama's 2nd term?

    08/21/2015 6:06:16 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 28 replies
    And the Sept. End of work prophecies? Just kidding... Sorta...
  • ‘Friends’ Scene That Was Deleted After 9/11 Resurfaces Online

    08/19/2015 9:55:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 19 August 2015
    Are you a “Friends” fan? Well you might be interested to know that a scene where Chandler (Mathew Perry) and Monica (Courtney Cox) were on their way to their honeymoon was actually meant to be play out differently. The original scene, where Chandler makes a joke about bombs at airport security, was actually going to air on October 11, 2001 but was removed after 9/11 “due to material that could be considered insensitive” according to a note that plays before the deleted scene. The clip was initially uploaded in 2007, but has reemerged this week online and is being widely...
  • Kremlin TV Backing “Bolshevik Bernie” for President

    08/19/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/19/2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Thom Hartmann, a paid agent of the Russian government’s main propaganda channel, Russia Today (RT) television, is strongly supporting career politician and socialist Bernie Sanders for U.S. president. “Bernie Sanders could be the next FDR,” he says. But it might be more accurate to say that Sanders could be another Alger Hiss, the Russian agent who served FDR as his top aide and helped create the United Nations. Before examining the curious history of “Bolshevik Bernie,” as analyst Trevor Loudon calls him, Hartmann’s service to the Kremlin is worth a look. Hartmann praises Sanders for trying “to get money out...
  • Hillary v. Old White Guys

    08/19/2015 8:49:05 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    8-19-15 | me
    Observation---Hit-lery was once the top DNC person to be elevated to the possible position of POTUS. But now that her server is being rectally-probed it seems that the WHITE guys of the DNC are throwing down and getting in the race.But I put to you that those white guys running against her will soon be pushed aside. They are there to take the HEAT off of her, a distraction of you will. But if there is no further investigation or FBI probe she will once again be elevated to top tier status.It is funny to see that what the DNC...
  • GMail Putting Republican Campaign Messages into SPAM file?

    08/19/2015 8:33:23 AM PDT · by weston · 7 replies
    So I opened my SPAM folder in my GMAIL account and what did I find...
  • CAPTION FUN: Hillary on EmailGate

    08/19/2015 6:39:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 58 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/19/2015 | Anyone
    It's time to have a little fun. Caption Hillary trying to explain how to wipe a server. With a cloth or something.
  • BlueBell in 2 weeks! (vanity)

    08/17/2015 3:09:17 PM PDT · by waterhill · 38 replies
    8/17/2015 | me
    Life altering true ice cream..... Homemade Vanilla.
  • Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC [Book Review]

    08/17/2015 7:44:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Amazon ^ | 8/20/2015 | Esq. Kevin Barry, Dr. Boyd E. Haley
    Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, “Senior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one...
  • Pope Francis and Climatism

    08/15/2015 8:52:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/15/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Vatican tried to connect climate change with human trafficking by claiming that global warming is responsible for creating “environmental refugees” who flee their homes because of drought or other climate-caused natural disasters
  • Customs Officer To James O’Keefe: ‘Would You Really Support Trump As A Nominee?’ [VIDEO]

    ..."The officer is heard telling O’Keefe that he had a “hit” placed on him because Customs and Border Protection was worried that he might try to smuggle something past them during one of his undercover investigations..."
  • Genetic test proves President Harding DID father a love child (tr)

    08/13/2015 10:16:39 AM PDT · by dware · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.13.2015 | Ashley Collman
    FULL TITLE: Genetic test proves President Harding DID father a love child with mistress who he would have sex with in a West Wing closet One of the sauciest legends of the White House has finally been proven true, thanks to DNA testing. Relatives of President Warren G Harding revealed to the New York Times on Wednesday that he did indeed father a daughter in 1919 with his longtime mistress Nan Britton, after receiving the results of a genetic test linking them to the son of the love child. Rumors of Harding's infidelity became tabloid fodder in 1927, when Britton...
  • HRC Timeline, Coincidences, Overlaps Dec 2012-Feb2013

    08/13/2015 9:07:46 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 16 replies
    Various open sources | August 13, 2015 | Self
    I would invite others to look at the following in an objective, careful, and factual way regarding what we know about SoS/HRC whereabouts from December 2012 until resignation in February 2013. This will be a multi-part thread, since this is a conversion from a larger Excel sheet that was worked on over the last few months as a hobby. There may be NOTHING here, there may be some dots connected here, but at the very least, it is a fun exercise.
  • Man, 37, 'shoves woman to the ground and storms into her home' to tear down Confederate flag

    08/12/2015 8:27:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 12 August 2015 | Ashley Collman
    Man, 37, 'shoves woman to the ground and storms into her home' to tear down Confederate flag hanging in a bathroom window The resident says Tajaun Boatner, 37, initially asked her politely to take down the Confederate flag she had hanging in her kitchen window The two got into a screaming match though, after she moved the flag from the kitchen to the bathroom When the unidentified woman called Boatner a racial slur, the man shoved her to the ground and broke into the home to take down the flag himself He then continued to resist arrest when police arrived...
  • Hillary's Presidential Campaign is.. OVER.

    08/11/2015 6:07:26 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 89 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | August 11, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    'Top Secret/SCI' information on Hillary's private, unencrypted server at her home in NY spells doom for her campaign.
  • IRS' tax scam still alive in North Texas

    08/11/2015 5:51:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    WFAA ^ | 8/11/2015 | David P. Willis
    DALLAS – Despite the efforts of the IRS to contain it, a phone scam that's bilked individual taxpayers out of $14 million in phony tax debts continues to roll along. The scam has targeted at least 300,000 people, according to the IRS, and it may be gaining steam in North Texas. Dan Moore's been getting the robo-calls for two days. The recorded voice identifies itself as being from the "Internal Revenue Services (sic)." "The reason for this call is to inform you that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against you," the call continues. "It wasn't real friendly," Moore told...
  • List of reasons for admission to an insane asylum from the late 1800s

    08/11/2015 1:44:27 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 146 replies
    Dangerous Minds ^ | 10/22/2013
    After viewing this list of what could have gotten you admitted to West Virginia’s Hospital for the Insane (Weston) aka Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum back in the late-1800s, I’ve swiftly concluded that the criteria was rather all-encompassing. Who among us is a stranger to what’s on this list?In this century, it looks more like a “wish list” for Dr. Phil’s guest bookers!Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is still open, but only for tours.
  • The Roanoke Island Colony: Lost, and Found?

    08/11/2015 11:08:07 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | THEO EMERY
    MERRY HILL, N.C. — Under a blistering sun, Nicholas M. Luccketti swatted at mosquitoes as he watched his archaeology team at work in a shallow pit on a hillside above the shimmering waters of Albemarle Sound. On a table in the shade, a pile of plastic bags filled with artifacts was growing. Fragments of earthenware and pottery. A mashed metal rivet. A piece of a hand-wrought nail. They call the spot Site X. Down a dusty road winding through soybean fields, the clearing lies between two cypress swamps teeming with venomous snakes. It is a suitably mysterious name for a...
  • Are Public Schools becoming Reeducation Camps?

    08/10/2015 6:49:36 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 38 replies
    pop.RantRave.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    K-12 schools in the United States are characterized by three outstanding traits. First of all, there's less academic activity and achievement. The general thrust of the Education Establishment is to simplify the curriculum, strip away the harder content, keep discussions airy and empty, and in general to make classrooms focused on feelings rather than facts. Second, even as facts are not taught, specific opinions are taught again and again. Global warming is the fault of human activity. Gay marriage is hugely important. Islam is a fine thing and schools should have a section on this religion and only this religion....
  • New study on Concealed Carry (John Lott's latest)

    08/10/2015 11:08:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 8/10/2015 | John Lott
    I hope that people will consider downloading a copy of our new study on concealed handguns available here. The paper shows the huge changes that have been occurring in the number of concealed handgun permits and who have been getting those permits. It also shows how changes in the crime rate have been related to changes in crime rates across states, and I think that the paper will serve as an important resource. Finally, if we can get another thousand downloads on the paper, I think that it will force the academics who pay attention to the rankings on the...
  • who issued the code red on Trump?

    08/09/2015 9:11:44 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 80 replies
    Aug 9 2015 | WilliamIII
    It's clear an order has gone out, and various media and pols are following directions. Who issued it?
  • Washington Attacks Donald Trump...Friday, August 7th, 2015. (vanity post)

    08/09/2015 6:05:54 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 16 replies
    8/9/2015 | Me
    Friday, August 7th, 2015. A date which will live, in infamy. Donald Trump was attacked by the GOPe and FoxNews journalists with orders from the Washington cartels in their DC empire. The people of the United States were engaged in debate with candidates for political leadership of their nation, at the solicitation of FoxNews, engaging in the political process for the restoration of that nation and to preserve peace and security in the world. It will be recorded that the concerted and focused nature of this attack, with several statements of intent from members of FoxNews, makes it obvious that...
  • With all this money on a Facebook ad, Bloomberg's Everytown post on Kroger's Open Carry

    08/08/2015 6:40:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 8/7/2015 | John Lott
    I have been seeing this ad from Bloomberg's Everytown for sometime, so I was pretty stunned when I noticed that as of this afternoon it still only has 292 likes. The point of the link is to get people to sign a petition that will be delivered to Kroger. The 279 comments also appear to be overwhelmingly by people who disagree with Everytown. I have no idea exactly how much money Bloomberg spends on these ads, and I am sure that this is only a tiny amount of money to him. But for a group that claims to have 2.5...
  • The ‘Berenstein Bears’ Internet Conspiracy Might Rock Your Childhood

    08/07/2015 9:36:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 6, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    A new conspiracy theory has taken the Internet and childhood nostalgia by storm. A popular kids book series known to most of the population as “The Berenstein Bears,” is actually called “The Berenstain Bears.” For those who grew up reading the books and have the word “Berenstein” ingrained in their minds, the fact that the title really is “Berenstain” is quite a shock to the system. A quick Internet search of the book covers and the official PBS website reveals that “The Berenstain Bears” have been there all along. The shock of this revelation has led some to believe in...
  • Update (Windows 7 and 8 are now being updated to get Telemetry, same tracking as Windows 10)

    08/07/2015 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    About the Diagnostics Tracking service Helping the overall application experience The diagnostics tracking service collects diagnostics about functional issues on Windows systems that participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). CEIP reports do not contain contact information, such as your name, address, or telephone number. This means CEIP will not ask you to participate in surveys or to read junk email, and you will not be contacted in any other way. For any released product with an option to participate in CEIP, you can select to start or stop participating at any time. Most programs make CEIP options available...
  • We’re Making Life Too Hard for Millennials

    08/06/2015 12:30:35 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 89 replies
    NYT Sunday Review ^ | July 31, 2015 | Steven Rattner
    To some, millennials — those urban-dwelling, ride-sharing indefatigable social networkers — are engaged, upbeat and open to change. To others, they are narcissistic, lazy and self-centered. I’m in the first camp, but regardless of your opinion, be fretful over their economic well-being and fearful — oh so fearful — for their prospects. The most educated generation in history is on track to becoming less prosperous, at least financially, than its predecessors. They are faced with a slow economy, high unemployment, stagnant wages and student loans that constrict their ability both to maintain a reasonable lifestyle and to save for the...
  • Hillary unable to get her own broom lit enlists help of little brother Jeb.

    08/06/2015 7:39:11 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 6 replies
    August 6, 2015 | Catspajamas
    Hogwarts class of 2016-Undergraduate will assist senior in thwarting a**clown Trump in game of Quidditch! Full story at 11:00!