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  • Red wine increases women's sexual desire

    07/26/2009 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 60 replies · 860+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 26, 2009 | Roger Dobson
    Researchers concluded that levels of sexual desire were higher in women who were moderate drinkers of red wine than in their counterparts who preferred other alcoholic drinks, or were teetotal. One theory put forward by the team of Italian doctors who carried out the study is that chemical compounds found in red wine may improve sexual functioning by increasing blood flow to key areas of the body. The researchers said: "While this finding needs to be interpreted with some caution, it nevertheless suggests a potential relationship between red wine consumption and better sexuality." In the project, described as the first...
  • Quinnipiac: NYC Mayor de Blasio's Approval Ratings Plunge

    03/21/2014 9:08:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 03/21/2014
    The honeymoon is over for New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with a poll showing that the liberal Democrat's approval ratings tumbled dramatically as he entered his third month in office. Just 45 percent of voters approve of the job he is doing, while 34 percent do not, says the survey released Tuesday by the independent Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The findings are a major setback for de Blasio, who became the city's 109th mayor on Jan. 1 after a campaign that portrayed him as the progressive alternative to his predecessor, billionaire media tycoon Michael Bloomberg. A Jan....
  • GMA host Robin Roberts reveals she's gay in thank you letter to fans....

    12/29/2013 6:45:26 PM PST · by Justaham · 70 replies
    Original title: GMA host Robin Roberts reveals she's gay in thank you letter to fans and 'long time girlfriend' for supporting her through cancer -------------------- Good Morning America host Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged that she is gay on Sunday for the first time. The 53-year-old cancer survivor thanked her girlfriend of ten years as part of a heartfelt end-of-year thank you addressed to fans and loved ones posted to her Facebook. 'I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,' Roberts wrote. Amber, reports Media...
  • Robin Roberts reveals she is gay in thank-you note to GMA fans

    12/29/2013 5:52:10 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 118 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | December 29, 2013 | DON KAPLAN
    In a touching pre-New Year's message, "Good Morning America" co-host and cancer survivor Robin Roberts gratefully thanked her loved ones for a milestone year of health, among them she mentioned her longtime girlfriend. It was the first time the popular ABC News morning show host had publicly acknowledged that she is a lesbian.
  • Tesla just got a $30-million tax break

    12/19/2013 3:57:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | december 19, 2013 | Giuseppe Macri
    The state of California just approved a $34.7-million tax break for electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors to expand the company’s production capability by another 35,000 additional units per year. As a result, Tesla will be exempt from paying sales and use taxes on its planned purchase of $415 million in new manufacturing equipment, which California estimates will result in a $24-million economic boon to the state’s economy.
  • Eating While Driving Significantly Increases Chances Of A Car Accident, Experts Say

    11/12/2013 7:48:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 11, 2013 11:15 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Experts say eating while driving can increase a motorist’s chances of a car accident by 80 percent. Ryan Harrison, an editor in Burbank, said long hours at work means more time in his car. “I’d rather just eat on the way home, so I’m killing two birds with one stone,” he said. “I would make scrambled eggs before I go to work and then I’d eat them on the way to work, and I’d also eat yogurt. It’s definitely convenience.” With so little time and so much traffic, Los Angeles freeways have turned Harrison’s car into...
  • Is there anti-Christian bias in the mainstream media?

    10/29/2013 6:57:50 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/29/2013
    Video linkWhat...anti-Christian bias? Impossible?Obama is a Christian, is he not...he attended that devout Christian Church of Jeremiah Wright.Jeremiah and Obama love Jesus, don't they? And the mainstream media love Obama...Goodness gracious. Where does this racist talk come from.
  • Science confirms, men ogle women

    10/29/2013 8:44:50 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 62 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 29, 2013
    Science has confirmed what women have known for years - men really do look at women's bodies more than their faces. But a study published in the journal Sex Roles shows that women are just as guilty of staring at other women's bodies more than their faces. The US study took 29 women and 36 men who were fitted an eye-tracking system which measures how many milliseconds the eyes remain on a certain spot. Photographs of 10 women were shown, each with three digitally altered body shapes - curvaceous, much less curvaceous and in-between.
  • Robin Leach: Obama Leading US Toward Socialism

    10/17/2013 4:46:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 16, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Robin Leach came to the United States in the 1960s because he didn’t like the direction England, his home country, was headed. Now he fears the United States is headed in the same direction. "It's horrifying what this man has led America into," Leach said of President Barack Obama in an interview with "Your World" fill-in host Stuart Varney on Fox News Channel Wednesday. "He's taken this country down the road of socialism, which is a cushy, comfortable word for communism. "It's exactly the same reason you, I left England in the '60s before Maggie Thatcher came in and crushed...
  • Poll: Texans Reluctant to Buy GM Trucks Because of Bailout

    10/09/2013 4:07:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2013 | Bill McMorris
    More than half of Texans said that the nearly $50 billion taxpayer bailout of General Motors may deter them from buying from the company, according to a survey released Tuesday. The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a nonprofit ethics watchdog, surveyed more than 500 Texas residents and found that 40 percent said the bailout would “absolutely” affect their decision about buying one of GM’s new pick-up trucks. More than 22 percent said it would “likely” or “very likely” affect their decision, while just 24 percent answered “not too likely.” About 150 of those surveyed said that they were in...
  • Cooling Looms As Earth’s True Climate Calamity

    07/06/2013 5:54:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    Heartland Institute ^ | June 26, 2013 | Jay Lehr, Ph.D.
    Although we have been enmeshed in a long debate over global warming and climate change, this controversy has been politically motivated, not a response to actual global warming, as there has been no warming for 16 years. In fact, it is likely we will soon need to take a long, hard look at adjustments in behavior based not on warmth, which, by and large, results in good things, but, rather, on cold, which creates endless problems for both individuals and society. Solar Activity WaningScientists from Pulkovo Observatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, stated in the Voice of Russia on April 22...
  • Pew Reports Media Bias on Marriage Debate

    06/18/2013 10:56:25 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    WASHINGTON — The Pew Research Center released a report on June 17 that confirmed overwhelming media bias in favor of same-sex “marriage.” Researchers evaluated news and opinion coverage of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court and related stories dealing with two landmark marriage cases and found that all mainstream media outlets favored “marriage equality,” including Fox News.
  • Christie holds key to future of NJ seat

    06/03/2013 12:35:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2013
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s (D-N.J.) death has cast a cloud of uncertainty over the future of his seat, leaving Gov. Chris Christie (R ) with a difficult choice over when — or if — he’ll set the date for a special election. Competing state statutes have complicated the choices confronting Christie, who is facing his own reelection this year and a potential presidential bid in 2015. One statute suggests the Republican governor can appoint a Senate successor to serve until next year's general election, thereby avoiding a special election altogether. Another more recent statute indicates a special election should occur on...
  • Colorado Sees Spike In Children Accidentally Eating Marijuana-Laced Foods

    05/28/2013 1:48:48 AM PDT · by Ghost of Jesus Gil · 60 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | May 27, 2013 | Albany Tribune
    A new study shows the relaxation of marijuana laws in Colorado has caused a significant spike in the number of young children treated for accidentally eating marijuana-laced cookies, candies, brownies and beverages.
  • Strong men more likely to have right-wing views, study reveals

    05/16/2013 5:21:42 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 41 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 17th May 2013
    MEN with strong upper body strength are more likely to vote conservatively while physically weaker males have a greater tendency towards left-leaning views. And stronger men are more likely to protect their resources while weaker males favour more socialist views such as wealth distribution, researchers claim. Psychological scientists Michael Bang Petersen of Denmark’s Aarhus University, and Daniel Sznycer of the University of California, say political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical strength. The scientists say men's upper body strength predicts and influences their political opinions and this link reflects psychological traits that evolved in response to our early ancestral...
  • Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views

    05/16/2013 6:48:50 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 76 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2013 | Emma Innes
    Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study. Researchers discovered political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical strength. Men's upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to the research. The principal investigators - psychological scientists Michael Bang Petersen, of Aarhus University in Denmark, and Daniel Sznycer, of the University of California in the U.S., believe that the link may reflect psychological traits that evolved in response to our early ancestral environments and continue to...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy May Ride on Benghazi

    05/08/2013 8:06:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    FOX News ^ | 05/08/2013 | Chris Stewart
    “I still remember Colonel Gibson, he said, ‘I have never been so embarrassed in my life that a State Department officer has bigger balls than somebody in the military.’ A nice compliment.” -- Greg Hicks, formerly the second-ranking U.S. diplomat in Libya, talking to congressional investigators about receiving word from a commander on the ground that Defense officials had refused a request to send troops to aid Americans besieged by Islamist militants. The biggest news this week about the 2016 presidential election is not New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s weight-loss surgery. Nor is it those on the right rallying against...
  • Todd Akin: I’d Take Back Comments on ‘Legitimate Rape’

    04/26/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 26 Apr 2013 12:38 PM | Melanie Batley
    Former Rep. Todd Akin said he regrets the comments he made about “legitimate rape” which derailed his Missouri bid for U.S. Senate last year. In an interview with KDSK-TV on Thursday, the 65-year-old was asked whether he would take back the controversial comments. “Of course I would,” the former congressman replied. “I’ve relived them too many times. But that is not reality.” …
  • House GOP concludes Hillary Clinton blew Benghazi response

    04/23/2013 1:25:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans have concluded that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was responsible for cutting security at the consulate in Benghazi ahead of last year’s attack there, and that the administration lied about why it downplayed terrorism as the cause of the assault. A new report — the result of months of investigation by five different House committees — says there was plenty of intelligence that presaged the attack, but the State Department and President Obama failed to heed the warnings or give the Defense Department the authority to respond to such an attack. The report exonerates the Pentagon itself,...
  • Facebook 'Likes' give your secrets away

    03/12/2013 4:08:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    tgdaily ^ | March 12, 2013 | Emma Woollacott
    Researchers at the University of Cambridge say that, using publicly-available Facebook Likes only, it's possible to get surprisingly accurate estimates of users’ race, age, IQ, sexuality, personality, substance use and political views. "I am a great fan and active user of new amazing technologies, including Facebook. I appreciate automated book recommendations, or Facebook selecting the most relevant stories for my newsfeed," says said Michal Kosinski, Operations Director at Cambridge's Psychometric Centre. "However, I can imagine situations in which the same data and technology is used to predict political views or sexual orientation, posing threats to freedom or even life." The...
  • Hillary Lets the Jihadist Cat Out of the Bag.

    01/24/2013 7:35:08 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 24, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.” We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into...
  • Beltway express lanes creating a learning curve for drivers

    12/16/2012 1:43:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | Dr. Gridlock
    There aren’t more, because some people just don’t like to pay tolls, and others haven’t figured how they can take advantage of the lanes. Transurban is happy to have anybody’s toll money, whether they are locals or long-distance travelers, but the lanes are designed largely for the benefit of local travelers. The entrance and exit system reflects that. The Tysons area business and civic leaders with whom I’ve talked express optimism about the lanes and seem hopeful about the two new access points at Westpark Drive and Jones Branch Drive. At this early stage, the most vexing thing about the...
  • '2016' Oscar Snub Has Filmmakers Claiming Political Bias

    12/05/2012 11:14:02 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12-4-2012 | Paul Bond
    December 4, 2012 '2016' Oscar Snub Has Filmmakers Claiming Political Bias Paul Bond Gerald Molen, who produced the Academy Award-winning 'Schindler's List,' said the box-office success of the anti-Obama documentary proves the film was a hit: "The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood." ..Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of Schindler’s List, is claiming political bias because a documentary movie he produced this year isn't up for an Oscar, even though that film, 2016: Obama’s America, made more money at the box office than the combined...
  • Restaurants to mitigate health care costs by cutting hours

    11/05/2012 6:03:35 PM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    Restaurant News ^ | 10/17/2012 | Erin Dostal
    In light of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, restaurant companies and franchisees are looking into ways to lower costs to save money, including cutting employee hours. “What we’re seeing is that this health care law puts unique challenges on chain restaurants,” said Rob Green, executive director of the National Council of Chain Restaurants. “The law will have cost implications on a lot of different business sectors, but restaurants and retail are in the bull’s eye.” Specifically, two parts of the PPACA may raise costs for restaurant chains: The definition of full-time employees as those who...
  • Do black people support Obama because he's black?

    10/13/2012 2:35:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    AP ^ | 10/13/12 | Jesse Washington
    ...Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he's black? If race is just one factor in blacks' support of Obama, does that make them racist? Can blacks' support for Obama be compared with white voters who may favor his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, because he's white? ...Stacey Dash, who also has Mexican heritage, is best known for the 1995 film "Clueless" and the recent cable-TV drama "Single Ladies." On Twitter, she was called "jigaboo," "traitor," "house nigger" and worse after posting, "Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future." ...Twitter users are by no means representative of America, and...
  • Survey Says GOP Women Are Prettier

    10/07/2012 3:38:33 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 80 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/6/12 | Allison Yarrow
    They’re calling it the Michele Bachmann effect. And no, it’s not the Minnesota congresswoman’s crusade to ban falafel from public schools. It refers to the relationship between a woman’s politics and her face. Allison Yarrow hit the Highline to see if people could tell a difference between Democratic and Republican female politicians. Women politicians with “stereotypical feminine facial features” are more often Republicans, found researchers at UCLA]. And the more feminine their features, the more conservative their voting records. They also found the reverse—that women with more masculine facial features tended to be Democrats. Less gender-typical visages tracked with more...
  • WHY WAS THERE NO THREAD ABOUT ANDY WILLIAMS?

    10/06/2012 5:36:35 AM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 35 replies
    Andy williams was not my favorite. But he was awesome. There was at least one song we did as a marching band in High school that was his. I'm sure there were a few movies he did the theme song to. I do not know what they were. You guys tell me.
  • Libyan president to NBC: Anti-Islam film had 'nothing to do with' US Consulate attack

    09/26/2012 12:12:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept. 26, 2012 | NBC News staff
    An anti-Islam film that sparked violent protests in many countries had "nothing to do with" a deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi earlier this month, Libya's president told NBC News. In an exclusive interview with NBC News' Ann Curry, President Mohamed Magarief discounted claims that the attack was in response to a movie produced in California and available on YouTube. He noted that the assault happened on Sept. 11 and that the video had been available for months before that. "Reaction should have been, if it was genuine, should have been six months earlier. So it was postponed...
  • Cannabis smoking 'permanently lowers IQ'

    08/27/2012 6:20:21 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 147 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8:00PM BST 27 Jul 2012 | By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent
    Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence, according to a landmark study.
  • Biology Leaves Gay Men Highly Vulnerable to HIV: Study

    07/20/2012 12:11:16 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 46 replies
    US News Health ^ | July 20 2012 | Randy Dotinga
    Virus Transmits much more Easily Via Anal Intercourse, Research Shows New research pinpoints a major reason why gay and bisexual men remain so vulnerable to the AIDS epidemic: When it comes to the transmission of HIV, a man who has unprotected anal intercourse is at especially high risk. In fact, if that kind of intercourse was only as risky as vaginal intercourse, researchers report, HIV cases among gay and bisexual men would shrink dramatically. It would go down even more, they added, if their rates of casual sex declined. [. . . ] According to UNAIDS, HIV is more common...
  • New Gallup Poll Says Americans Are Tuning TV News Out

    07/13/2012 6:18:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    PJMedia ^ | July 12, 2012 | Ed Driscoll
    At Big Journalism, William Bigelow writes, “According to a new Gallup poll measuring Americans’ confidence in television news, the level is the lowest since the poll was begun in 1993:” 21% of adults expressed a great deal of confidence in television news reporting. No wonder CNN’s ratings are in the toilet. Gallup tested 16 institutions, including newspapers, and TV news ranked 11th. Newspapers were ranked 10th. There was an interesting divide among those on the left; Democrats were the most confident in television news of all the groups surveyed (now there’s a shock) but postgraduates, who are more generally Democrats,...
  • Surprise: Higher taxes in Maryland chasing out the wealthy

    In light of President Obama’s exhortation to hike taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year earlier today, here’s a well-timed piece of evidence demonstrating what happens when you decide you’d rather engage in populist persecution and punish the wealthy for their economic contributions rather than make tough budget-cutting decisions. A new report indicates that the state of Maryland is bleeding residents and tax revenue — an emigration likely due to the wildly blue state’s recent tax hikes. "The study, by the anti-tax group Change Maryland, says that a net 31,000 residents left the state between 2007 and 2010,...
  • Surprise: Higher taxes in Maryland chasing out the wealthy

    07/09/2012 5:16:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    In light of President Obama's exhortation to hike taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year earlier today, here's a well-timed piece of evidence demonstrating what happens when you decide you'd rather engage in populist persecution and punish the wealthy for their economic contributions rather than make tough budget-cutting decisions. A new report indicates that the state of Maryland is bleeding residents and tax revenue — an emigration likely due to the wildly blue state's recent tax hikes. The study, by the anti-tax group Change Maryland, says that a net 31,000 residents left the state between 2007 and 2010,...
  • Is Gay Parenting Bad for the Kids? (Study: Children of gay couples are disadvantaged)

    06/11/2012 8:25:46 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2012 6:00 P.M. | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    In his new Social Science Journal study...Mark Regnerus set out to answer the question of whether children who have parents in a same-sex relationship experience disadvantages when compared with children raised by their biological, married parents. The answer, contra the zeitgeist, appears to be a resounding yes. Children with a parent in a same-sex relationship “underperform” in almost every category. Some of these differences may be relatively benign — whether one voted in the last presidential election, for example — but most are decidedly not. One deficit is particularly worrying: Less than 2 percent of children from intact, biological families...
  • Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families

    06/10/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families By Cheryl Wetzstein- June 10, 2012 Two studies released Sunday may act like brakes on popular social-science assertions that gay parents are the same as — or maybe better than — married, mother-father parents. “The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go,” Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said in his study in Social Science Research. Using a new, “gold standard” data set of nearly 3,000 randomly selected American young adults, Mr. Regnerus looked at their lives on 40 measures of social, emotional and...
  • Heterosexual marriage better for children: doctors' group (Australia)

    05/19/2012 2:36:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Radio Australia ^ | 13 May 2012, 20:37 AEST
    The Australian Medical Association has distanced itself from a statement made by a group of doctors who say heterosexual marriage is better for children. Around 150 medical practitioners from the group Doctors For The Family have signed a submission to the Senate inquiry into marriage equality opposing same-sex marriage. The group says it believes heterosexual marriage is healthier for children. Doctors for the Family's convener Lachlan Dunjey has told ABC News Radio the group is concerned about the health consequences for children of gay marriages. "It's well proven that children who grow up with a mother and a father in...
  • Video - Women's Vote Was “One Of The Greatest Mistakes America Made”

    05/08/2012 12:52:59 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 131 replies
    Liberty.com ^ | 05/08/2012 | Liberty.com
    "Exploring Your Destiny" Sunday Service Webcast w/ Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson. Topic: How most women are building a shameless society. What do you think?
  • Employers could save billions by dropping workers from health plans, report shows

    05/01/2012 11:42:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/1/12 | Jim Angle
    A new survey of Fortune 100 companies finds that the health care overhaul, contrary to the claims of its authors, created some perverse incentives for employers to drop workers from company insurance plans. Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee surveyed the top 100 companies about how much they spent on health care -- a total of 71, covering 5.9 million employees, responded. The results suggested it would be far more attractive for companies to drop workers from those plans than keep them.
  • Politico Co-Founder: Most Journalists I've Known Are Democrats

    04/23/2012 9:53:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Politico Co-Founder: Most Journalists I've Known Are Democrats By Matthew Sheffield Created 04/23/2012 - 12:33pm In one of the more honest admissions of the obvious, Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei admitted earlier this month that the majority of the journalists that he's known in his career at a variety of publications "vote Democratic." "If I had to guess, if you put all of the reporters that I’ve ever worked with on truth serum, most of them vote Democratic," VandeHei said during the March 14th edition of C-SPAN's "Road to the White House" program. Video follows. Thanks to the Washington Free Beacon...
  • George Zimmerman’s Lawyer: 'Facts Have Been Spun by the Media'

    04/02/2012 8:15:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Time Magarag ^ | 4/2/12 | E. Dias
    When George Zimmerman’s lawyer, Orlando-based criminal defense attorney Craig Sonner, defended his client to TIME on Sunday night, he would not say whether he is gathering evidence for a trial. But he hints he is thinking ahead to a criminal case. “I err on the side of preparedness,” he says. “Every time I take a case I prepare as though I am going to trial.” Sonner continues to remain mum on the specifics of the incident, like why police surveillance cameras showed Zimmerman with no apparent blood and grass stains soon after the shooting, or whether or not he has...
  • Insider deals taint Senate

    02/23/2012 5:49:52 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 22, 2012 | Editorial
    A new report by the University of Illinois at Chicago concludes, based on conviction rates since the 1970s, Chicago is America's most corrupt city and Illinois its third most corrupt state. Among our initial reaction: Another taxpayer-funded study belabors the obvious. "What has come to be called 'The Chicago Way' or 'The Illinois Way' of public corruption has undermined ... voters' sense of political efficacy," the authors wrote. "Why report corrupt officials if you know they won't be punished and they may turn the powers of the government on you?" A good question. But the fear of reprisal finishes a...
  • Surtax on wealthy in UK results in lower revenue

    02/22/2012 7:57:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 22, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Barack Obama has spent the last several months insisting on a tax hike for higher income earners in the US, casting it as an issue of “fairness” and of deficit reduction. In his State of the Union speech, Obama used the word “fair” or a derivative nine different times, and calling for the wealthy to pay their “fair share” of taxes — even though the wealthy account for a much higher percentage of income-tax revenues both as a share of the revenues and as a share of income than the rest of the population. Democrats have tried to push through...
  • World Bank Report Shows Big Government Reduces Economic Growth

    02/17/2012 12:30:30 PM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 8 replies
    New American ^ | 2-13-12 | Brian Keonig
    A new report published by the World Bank has come to a spellbinding conclusion: High government spending and large public sectors substantially diminish economic growth. In fact, a slew of establishment economists and organizations have come to a similar conclusion. Daniel J. Mitchell (left), senior fellow at the Cato Institute, explained in a recent article that the era of socialism is over, and the field of economics is migrating toward a more laissez-faire ideology, where governmental authority is weakened and economies become more privatized. In chapter seven of the World Bank’s lengthy report, which chronicles the economies and governments of...
  • California taxes not business-friendly, conservative group says

    01/25/2012 1:54:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 24, 2012 | By Marc Lifsher
    California's combination of business, sales, income and other taxes ranks it close to the bottom of the 50 states for being business-friendly, according to an index put out by a conservative Washington think tank. California placed 48th, ahead of only New York at 49th place and New Jersey at 50th, said a report released Wednesday by the Tax Foundation. According to the foundation, the top 10 states with business-friendly taxes were Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, Washington, Montana, Texas and Utah, the report said.
  • [Sarah]Palin: Democrats "Want to Face Romney In The General Election" (Video)

    01/09/2012 11:34:06 AM PST · by TBBT · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/9/2012 | Guy Benson
    If America's top hockey mom decides to make an endorsement in the Republican presidential primary, it doesn't sound like Mitt Romney will win that sweepstakes. (As Katie notes below, Palin's husband has decided to back Newt). Via Fox News: Her logic is certainly worth considering. The Democrat/MSM playbook against Romney isn't an especially well kept secret. Cast him as an out of touch, greedy one-percenter who "likes being able to fire people." That would be the formula: craven blame shift and nuclear class warfare. If Republican voters believe that dual strategy will eclipse Obama's woeful record as president -- and...
  • Newt Needs Cain to Hang Around

    12/02/2011 1:34:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    ...The trouble for Gingrich is that Cain isn’t doing what Perry is and hanging on. Cain maintained his Real Clear Politics Average high-point of 26 percent, essentially tied with Mitt Romney, for only two weeks. And he may go front frontrunner to hash mark in less than a month. Gingrich would have been better off if Cain’s candidacy would have slowly withered. Gingrich wants to be in a two-way race with Romney and to have only to appear more conservative and more consistent than Romney. Gingrich might survive daily releases of new skeletons from his past...[snip]....But only if juxtaposed as...
  • Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire

    11/29/2011 12:46:49 PM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 73 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | 11/29/11 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    At a town hall meeting at the Institute of Politics at New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm’s College Tuesday, Rick Perry asked that all of the college students in the crowd who will be 21 by Nov. 12 support his bid for the presidency. Say what? The voting age in the United States is, of course, 18. And the 2012 election will be held on Nov. 6, 2012. (The New Hampshire Republican primary, which brought Perry to the state, will take place on Jan. 10). “Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support,” Perry...
  • Feds: Public workers paid better than private workers

    09/12/2011 3:45:19 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | Sept 10 2011 | Teri Sforza, Register staff writer
    Here’s the latest on who makes what from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (whose workers, we’ll point out here, happen to be public employees): Workers in the private sector made an average of $28.13 per hour in total compensation in June (wages contributed $19.81 to that, and benefits added $8.32)While state and local government workers made an average of $40.40 per hour (wages were $26.41, and benefits, $13.99). Of course, the amount one earns is a function of the skills and education one possesses. Our colleague Jan Norman tells you a bit more about the breakdown by job type here.It is often argued that many state and local government workers...
  • Gov't Is Job Killer, Not Creator

    09/01/2011 5:07:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 1, 2011 | BENJAMIN POWELL
    After wasting three years and more than a trillion dollars of "stimulus" money, the President has announced he has a new plan for creating jobs. The problem is: Government doesn't create jobs that add value to the economy; companies and entrepreneurs do. Through taxes, mandates and regulation the government typically discourages hiring and destroys jobs. What Washington should do right now is step aside. To show how serious he is, the President has enlisted noted labor economist Alan Krueger of Princeton University to head the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Unfortunately, one thing Krueger is known for is his...
  • Deadly honor? Macho guys more likely to get killed

    08/15/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 15, 2011 | Brian Alexander
    People do stupid things all the time and they do them in all geographic regions, but as any regular viewer of Comedy Central’s "Tosh 2.0" can tell you, there does seem to be an uncanny correlation between certain regions of the country and the kind of risk-taking behavior that could get you seriously hurt or even killed. That’s the premise of a new study out today in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. The three authors, all from the University of Oklahoma, found that states with a “culture of honor” –- in the South, and the West, mainly --...