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  • Sarah Palin on Potential ’16 Endorsement: Immigration ‘Huge on My List’

    11/24/2015 5:23:55 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 24, 2015 | by TONY LEE
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said where GOP candidates stand on amnesty and immigration will be “huge” in determining which candidate she potentially endorses in this election cycle if she decides to make an endorsement that may well determine who will win the GOP presidential nomination. Palin praised Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)82% —who is the top champion of American workers in Congress—saying that he is “so good on immigration.” She added that it is probably “his number one issue that he thinks is most impacting on the future of America.” “He’s going to pick one candidate who’s strongest on that...
  • Palin: President Trump 'a very real possibility' (Cruz mentioned)

    11/21/2015 3:42:00 PM PST · by McGruff · 154 replies
    POLITICO ^ | November 21, 2015 | Eliza Collins
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin thinks a President Donald Trump is "a very real possibility." "I think it's a very real possibility because people are really tired of professional politicians who, you know, won't call it like they see it and maybe don't have life experiences that allow them to prove a track record of success," the former vice presidential nominee said in a radio interview with WBT Charlotte's News Talk radio on Thursday. "That's refreshing about Trump," she said. "He's a fighter. We know he's gonna put America first, and he really nailed it early on what the main...
  • $68-billion California bullet train project likely to overshoot budget and deadline targets

    10/24/2015 6:57:47 PM PDT · by BAW · 57 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10-24-2015 | Ralph Vartabedian
    he monumental task of building California's bullet train will require punching 36 miles of tunnels through the geologically complex mountains north of Los Angeles. Crews will have to cross the tectonic boundary that separates the North American and Pacific plates, boring through a jumble of fractured rock formations and a maze of earthquake faults, some of which are not mapped. It will be the most ambitious tunneling project in the nation's history. State officials say the tunnels will be finished by 2022 along with 300 miles of track, dozens of bridges or viaducts, high-voltage electrical systems, a maintenance plant...
  • Why does Barack Obama only care about white gun crime?

    10/03/2015 2:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 2, 2015 | Crystal Wright
    There are plenty of gun control laws in America, but the President isn't enforcing them. Maybe that's because the illegal guns are used by blacks to kill blacks. After the mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, President Barack Obama once again took the opportunity to lecture us Americans with righteous indignation about guns in America. Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. Weve become numb to this. Chris Harper Mercer, a 26-year old white man, killed 10 people and...
  • Advocacy Group: Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To Epidemic For Colorado Kids

    09/26/2015 1:20:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | CBS4
    The results of a new study about the impact of Colorados marijuana legalization is raising troubling questions for parents. The study cites a significant increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths, hospital visits and school suspensions.
  • Jeb supporters try to bash Trump with video showing America is great already but use footage of

    09/16/2015 9:34:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/16/15 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Jeb supporters try to bash Trump with video showing America is great already but use footage of Britain and Asia by mistake. Jeb Bush's Super PAC is out with a hard-hitting ad attacking Donald Trump for his negative talk about the 'dark' days America's living in. 'Choose a brighter path,' the ad says, as it pans to a the sun rising over a field. Several scenes later, the ad states that 'America is great' - a reference to Trump's slogan Make America Great Again! - as a workman climbs a ladder. The video clips are not of America, though,...
  • AP Poll: Sharp divisions after high court backs gay marriage

    07/18/2015 6:13:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 7/18/15 | DAVID CRARY and EMILY SWANSON
    The Supreme Court's ruling last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide has left Americans sharply divided, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that suggests support for gay unions may be down slightly from earlier this year. The poll also found a near-even split over whether local officials with religious objections should be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, with 47 percent saying that should be the case and 49 percent say they should be exempt. Overall, if there's a conflict, a majority of those questioned think religious liberties should win out over gay rights, according to the poll. While...
  • Red States Outperform Blue In Managing Taxpayer Money

    07/09/2015 3:45:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/08/2015 | Staff
    Pop quiz: What do the most fiscally sound states have in common? Good weather? Oil? Blind luck? Or is it conservative policies such as keeping taxes low, regulations reasonable and spending under control?
  • U.S. top court rules for church in free speech case over signs [Unanimous]

    06/18/2015 12:55:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/18/15 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that an Arizona town violated a local church's free speech rights by preventing it from posting signs notifying the public of its worship services. The court decided 9-0 in favor of Good News Community Church.... ....."Speech discrimination is wrong regardless of whether the government intended to violate the First Amendment or not, and it doesn't matter if the government thinks its discrimination was well-intended," said attorney David Cortman of the Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented the church.
  • Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

    05/01/2015 1:54:36 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    The Crimson [Harvard college newspaper] ^ | 5-1-15 | KARL M. ASPELUND
    Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees, according to a Crimson analysis of Federal Election Commission filings. During the three years, the Harvard affiliates represented in analyzed public filings gave nearly $3 million to federal campaigns and candidates. Each of Harvards schools leaned to the left in the contributions made by their affiliates, many by wide margins. Ninety-six percent of donations in the data set from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which includes...
  • US special ops forces skeptical women can do their job

    04/10/2015 6:23:17 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-6-15 | Lolita C. Baldor
    Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press. Studies that surveyed personnel found "major misconceptions" within special operations about whether women should be brought into the male-only jobs. They also revealed concerns that department leaders would "capitulate to political pressure, allowing erosion of training standards," according to one document. Some of those concerns were not limited to men, researchers...
  • San Francisco Metro Area Ranks Highest in LGBT Population Percentage

    03/20/2015 3:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/20/2015 | Frank Newport and Gary J. Gates
    The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco's percentage just 2.6 percentage points higher than the national average of 3.6%, and the lowest-ranked metro area -- Birmingham, Alabama -- one point below the national average. The top 10 includes metro areas from every region of the country except the Midwest. Given...
  • Moose Collaring Continues Despite Calf Deaths

    02/25/2015 7:00:30 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-23-15 | John Myers
    DULUTH, Minn. -- Minnesota wildlife researchers will keep trying to collar and study newborn moose calves in 2015 even though things haven't gone well during the first two years of the effort. Last May and June, researchers put GPS collars on 25 calves just hours after they were born. But 19 of them either were abandoned by their mothers and had to be rescued, or their collars fell off or stopped working, leaving only six calves to be studied. By August, those six had been eaten by predators, mostly wolves. "It's frustrating. But we need to persevere," said Glenn DelGiudice,...
  • Marijuana Use Has Increased in Colorado: Study

    12/27/2014 4:02:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies
    NBC Snooze ^ | DEC. 27, 2014
    Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study. The Denver Post reports the study by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found about 1 out of 8 Colorado residents older than 12 had used marijuana in the past month. Only Rhode Island topped Colorado in the percentage of residents who reported using pot as often, according to the study. The study averaged state-specific data over two-year periods. It found that, for the 2011-2012 period, 10.4 percent of Colorado residents 12 and...
  • Andrea Mitchell: 'President Obama Was a Drag'

    11/04/2014 9:01:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 04, 2014
    Andrea Mitchell: 'President Obama Was a Drag' Democrats may be wishing President Obama sat this one out. With Republicans poised to take control of the Senate and making gains in the House of Representatives, it seems that Obama's charisma cache may have run out, NBC's Andrea Mitchell pointed out to Brian Williams on Tuesday. "First of all, what (Tuesday night's early results) tells us about this campaign, this election, is that President Obama was a drag," said Mitchell. "Look at Kentucky ... Two-thirds of the voters in Kentucky, had a negative view, did not like President Obama. That was an...
  • Obama: Terrorism may be cause of Canadian attacks

    10/22/2014 3:01:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed
    Washington Times ^ | 10-22-2014 | Dave Boyer
    Twenty-three years after "The Simpsons" introduced the Springfield Mafia, actor Frank Sivero has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox Television Studios for basing one of the three animated "wiseguys" on his "Goodfellas" character Frankie Carbone. Silvero claims in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that in 1989 he lived in a Sherman Oaks apartment next door to "The Simpsons" writers and that "Simpsons" producer James L. Brooks was highly aware of who Sivero was, the fact that he created the role of Frankie Carbone, and that 'The Simpsons' character Louie would be based on this...
  • Most Americans Label Obama Presidency A Failure (53% say Obama is a failure)

    10/06/2014 6:26:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    In another sign of President Obama's deteriorating public support, more than half of Americans now say that he is failing as president, the latest IBD/TIPP poll finds. The poll, which ended Friday, found that 53% characterize Obama's presidency as a failure vs. 41% who rate it a success. Just 6% say that they aren't sure.
  • Religious conservatives opposed to Hillary Clinton

    09/28/2014 12:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2014 | Ken Thomas and Steve Peoples
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) WASHINGTON (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton is the one figure uniting religious conservatives frustrated by a leaderless Republican Party that's divided over foreign policy, immigration and social issues. The prospect of another Clinton White House stirred anguish at the Values Voter Summit this weekend where hundreds of conservative activists debated the GOP's future and warned that the acknowledged but unannounced 2016 Democratic front-runner would cement what they see as President Barack Obama's attack on religious freedom....
  • Study Finds Women Dont Belong in Combat

    06/11/2014 6:55:16 PM PDT · by docbnj · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11 Jun 2014 | Gil Ronen
    A new book sums up 13 years of research on female participation in IDF combat units and declares the feminist experiment in the Israeli military a failure. Lochamot Betzahal by Col. (res.) Raza Sagi, a former infantry regiment commander, points to high rates of serious injury among women serving in combat units, and to involvement of radical political groups behind the scenes of the campaign for combat service by women.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | december 19, 2013 | Giuseppe Macri
    The state of California just approved a $34.7-million tax break for electriccarmanufacturer Tesla Motors to expand the companys 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 states 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 ^ | November 11, 2013 11:15 PM
    LOS ANGELES ( Experts say eating while driving can increase a motorists 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. Id rather just eat on the way home, so Im killing two birds with one stone, he said. I would make scrambled eggs before I go to work and then Id eat them on the way to work, and Id also eat yogurt. Its definitely convenience. With so little time and so much traffic, Los Angeles freeways have turned Harrisons car into...
  • Is there anti-Christian bias in the mainstream media?

    10/29/2013 6:57:50 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 didnt 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 Earths 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 ^ | 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 Lautenbergs (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 hell 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 ^ | 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 Denmarks 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 Clintons 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 Christies weight-loss surgery. Nor is it those on the right rallying against...
  • Todd Akin: Id 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. Ive 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 years 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 arent more, because some people just dont like to pay tolls, and others havent figured how they can take advantage of the lanes. Transurban is happy to have anybodys 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 Ive 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 Schindlers List, is claiming political bias because a documentary movie he produced this year isn't up for an Oscar, even though that film, 2016: Obamas 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 were 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 bulls 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
    Theyre calling it the Michele Bachmann effect. And no, its not the Minnesota congresswomans crusade to ban falafel from public schools. It refers to the relationship between a womans 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 reversethat women with more masculine facial features tended to be Democrats. Less gender-typical visages tracked with more...

    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 CNNs 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 theres a shock) but postgraduates, who are more generally Democrats,...