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  • Police: Officer Who Shot Michael Brown Did Not Know He Was a Robbery Suspect (But Brown Did)

    08/15/2014 2:26:10 PM PDT · by xzins · 116 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 15, 2014 3:24pm | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown did not know that he was a suspect in a convenience store robbery, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday.Jackson said the officer, previously identified as 28-year-old Darren Wilson, initially stopped Brown and a friend ”because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.” Police earlier Friday released security footage they said showed Brown grabbing a box of cigars from a convenience store and then shoving the clerk away to leave.Daryl Parks, an attorney for the Brown family, confirmed that the security footage “appears to look like” the teenager,...
  • When Beliefs and Facts Collide

    07/05/2014 8:16:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2014 | Brendan Nyhan
    Do Americans understand the scientific consensus about issues like climate change and evolution? At least for a substantial portion of the public, it seems like the answer is no. The Pew Research Center, for instance, found that 33 percent of the public believes Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time and 26 percent think there is not solid evidence that the average temperature on Earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades. Unsurprisingly, beliefs on both topics are divided along religious and partisan lines. For instance, 46 percent of...
  • I don't always have a goofy grin on my face, but when I do...

    02/16/2014 3:47:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The conservative life is a happier one. Survey says...
  • Fact Checking the 2014 State of the Union address

    01/28/2014 8:23:03 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 28 , 2014 | Glenn Kessler
    A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are relatively rare. But State of the Union addresses often are very political speeches, an argument for the presidents policies, so context is sometimes missing. Here is a guide through some of President Obamas more fact-challenged claims, in the order in which he made them. At the end, we also examine one fishy fact in the Republican response. As is our practice with live events, we do...
  • Sowell: Fact-Free Liberals: Part III

    01/21/2014 9:51:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 21, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Since this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the "war on poverty," we can expect many comments and commemorations of this landmark legislation in the development of the American welfare state. The actual signing of the "war on poverty" legislation took place in August 1964, so the 50th anniversary is some months away. But there have already been statements in the media and in politics proclaiming that this vast and costly array of anti-poverty programs "worked." Of course everything "works" by sufficiently low standards, and everything "fails" by sufficiently high standards. The real question is: What did the "war...
  • Sowell: Fact-Free Liberals: Part IV

    01/21/2014 9:51:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 21, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the things that attracted me to the political left, as a young man, was a belief that leftists were for "the people." Fortunately, I was also very interested in the history of ideas and years of research in that field repeatedly brought out the inescapable fact that many leading thinkers on the left had only contempt for "the people." That has been true from the 18th century to the present moment. Even more surprising, I discovered over the years that leading thinkers on the opposite side of the ideological spectrum had more respect for ordinary people than...
  • Sowell: Fact-Free Liberals

    01/20/2014 9:14:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 21, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words "educated," "smart" and "ignorant." Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out of our most prestigious colleges and universities today. President Obama seems completely unaware of how many of the policies he is trying to impose have been tried before, in many times and places around the world, and have failed time and again. Economic equality? That was tried in the 19th century, in communities set up by Robert Owen, the man who coined the term "socialism." Those communities all collapsed. It was tried...
  • Sowell: Fact-Free Liberals: Part II

    01/20/2014 9:14:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 21, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Words seem to carry far more weight than facts among those liberals who argue as if rent control laws actually control rents and gun control laws actually control guns. It does no good to point out to them that the two American cities where rent control laws have existed longest and strongest New York and San Francisco are also the two cities with the highest average rents. Nor does it make a dent on them when you point out evidence, from both sides of the Atlantic, that tightening gun control laws does not reduce gun crimes, including murder....
  • Didja Ever Google the Term 'Tilt'?

    01/06/2014 9:38:25 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Try it! Anddid you knowone can set-up their Google home page inKlingon...? Or thatthe company'stwo founders tried tosell Googlefor a mere $750,000 in 1999? Excite (today minor search player 'Ask') actuallysaid 'pass'...today's Google's worth $200 BILLION... More Google fun facts -here-
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    11/15/2013 4:42:22 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 94 replies
    You know that smiling woman who was featured on the home page of Healthcare.gov? She asked for her picture to be removed after she was cyber-bullied. She's hiding where nobody can see her at Healthcare.gov. ~ Conan It turns out that a lot of children could lose their dental insurance under Obamacare. So kids might not be able to go to the dentist. Parents were really upset, while kids said, Four more years! Four more years! ~ Fallon According to a new report, over a million Californians are losing their health insurance due to Obamacare. In fact, some...
  • Your Feelings About Guns

    11/10/2013 5:38:41 PM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    Slowfacts.wordpress ^ | 11/7/2013 | Rob Morse
    Some people feel guns are bad and they feel better if they hate gun owners. I beg you to keep things in perspective if you hate guns. Most gun haters claim guns are an accident waiting to happen. I guess so, but walking down the street is an accident waiting to happen also. Let me show it to you. Drunk drivers are a far bigger risk than guns.
  • Guest Post: 19 Illegal Immigration Facts You Won't Read In Mainstream Media

    08/11/2013 9:55:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/11/13 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Should we broadcast a message to the rest of the world that anyone that can find a way to enter this country and somehow get to a sanctuary city can sign up for a plethora of welfare benefits and live a life of leisure at the expense of hard working American citizens? Yes, this question sounds absurd, but what I have just described will essentially be official U.S. government policy if the immigration bill going through Congress becomes law. And unfortunately, Democrats now say that they have the Republican votes that...
  • Let Us Now Praise Knowing Stuff

    08/07/2013 3:58:53 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A reporter asked me, "Would you prefer that students know information, or how to find information?" Clearly she thought that knowing where to find information was best. Actually knowing facts was, in her mind, not important. That was the old way, the medieval approach, when children were whipped to make them memorize the state capitals and other such irrelevant stuff. Thank goodness, she clearly believed, we have moved on to more civilized ways. Children no longer know anything. All they know is that they must go somewhere to find what they want to know. But why would the reporter believe...
  • Facing Facts about Race [VDH]

    07/23/2013 3:59:18 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/23/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Young black males are at greater risk from their peers than from the police or white civilians. Last week President Obama weighed in again on the Trayvon Martin episode. Sadly, most of what he said was wrong, both literally and ethically. Pace the president, the Zimmerman case was not about Stand Your Ground laws. It was not a white-on-black episode. The shooting involved a Latino of mixed heritage in a violent altercation with a black youth. Is it ethical for the president to weigh in on a civil-rights case apparently being examined by his own Justice Department? The president knows...
  • Why Do People Believe Scientifically Untrue Things? Because to do otherwise would be immoral.

    03/18/2013 4:06:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 73 replies
    Reason ^ | March 15, 2013 | Ronald Bailey
    You hear a lot about the politicization of science, but the real problem is the moralization of science. The New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt has made a compelling case that moral differences drive partisan debates over scientific issues. Dan Kahan and others at the Yale Cultural Cognition Project have identified cultural differences that bias how people assimilate information. Together, Haidt and Kahans research suggests that what you believe about a scientific debate signals to like-minded people that you are on their side and are therefore a good and trustworthy person. Unfortunately, this means that the factual accuracy of beliefs...
  • Pew: MSNBC Almost Entirely Dominated By Opinion

    03/18/2013 12:18:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 18 2013 | Pew
    Only a paltry 15 percent of MSNBCs programming stuck to factual reporting, according to Pew. Fox News, by comparison, had a breakdown of 55 percent commentary and opinion and 45 percent "factual reporting."
  • Gun Facts 6.2 is now available

    03/13/2013 1:57:31 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 4 replies
    Gun Facts ^ | 3/13/13 | Guy Smith
    For release March 13, 2013 Gun Facts Version 6.2 Released 13 Years of Debunking Gun Control Myths San Francisco, CA March 13, 2013: The latest edition of the de facto desk reference for debunking gun control mythology was released today and marks its thirteenth year in production. See www.GunFacts.info. Another tragedy, and one again the gun control industry is on the move, said Guy Smith, editor of Gun Facts. Yet as in 2000, their rush to crush civil rights meets the brick wall of facts, perspective and reason. The gun control industry wont get far. Gun Facts categorizes gun...
  • Woodward pushes back: W.H. confusing, distorting facts on sequester

    02/24/2013 2:11:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward tells POLITICO Playbook that the White House is muddling the facts on the sequester - "a classic case of distortion and confusion." **SNIP** "The White House pushback is a classic case of distortion and confusion," Woodward said in an email to Playbook. "We unfortunately have seen this too often in recent presidential history... I do not think it is willful. They are just mixed up, surprisingly so."
  • The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

    01/18/2013 4:21:07 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1-17-13 | John Lott
    Warning about "weapons designed for the theater of war," President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that "more of our fellow Americans might still be alive" if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not expired in 2004. Last month, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) promised to introduce an updated version of the ban. She too warned of the threat posed by "military weapons." After the nightmare of Newtown, their concern is understandable. Yet...
  • Still No Police Report, or Toxicology Results, on Sandy Hook Killer

    01/18/2013 11:44:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    While President Barack Obama is moving ahead with executive orders and legislation to further tighten gun control in response to the mass murder committed by Adam Lanza at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., neither the toxicology report on Lanzas corpse nor the police report on his crime have been completed. Lanza attacked the school on Dec. 14, killing 26 people, including 20 children. Before going to the school, he killed his mother at the home where he lived with her. When police arrived at the school during his murder spree, Lanza shot and killed himself. Despite...
  • Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong

    01/03/2013 7:37:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 83 replies
    Reason ^ | January 2013 | Ronald Bailey
    Old truths decay and new ones are born at an astonishing rate.Dinosaurs were cold-blooded. Increased K-12 spending and lower pupil/teacher ratios boost public school student outcomes. Most of the DNA in the human genome is junk. Saccharin causes cancer and a high fiber diet prevents it. Stars cannot be bigger than 150 solar masses.In the past half-century, all of the foregoing facts have turned out to be wrong. In the modern world facts change all of the time, according to Samuel Arbesman, author of the new book The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date (Current).Fact-making...
  • Banning Guns

    12/26/2012 9:57:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | Political Calculations
    In the wake of the Newtown school massacre, we've noted a strong uptick in our site traffic by people wanting to find out how different the U.S. might be if the nation adopted Canada's much more restrictive firearms laws. This post gathers all our analysis on that topic from 2011 in one place. Who Kills Who We examine the FBI's data on the race of victims and their killers. We find that the vast majority of offenders prefer to kill their own kind (that evidence is borne out elsewhere, where criminals also seem to prefer killing other criminals!) U.S. vs...
  • Gingrich: Conservatives Will Have to Accept Marriage 'Equality'

    12/20/2012 3:05:19 PM PST · by Kazan · 322 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/20/2012 | Stephen Feller
    <p>Newt Gingrich said that conservatives will have to accept marriage equality after three more states this year voted to allow same sex marriage and more will likely do the same in the 2014 election.</p> <p>The former Speaker of the House said he didnt expect gay rights to become the wave issue it has, but that he can accept the difference between a marriage in a church and a legal document, reported Huffington Post.</p>
  • Soledad OBrien vs. John Lott

    12/19/2012 1:46:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 18, 2012 | Patrick Brennan
    Yesterday morning, Soledad O’Brien had on her CNN show economist John Lott, of More Guns, Less Crime fame (also an NRO contributor). As I’ve discussed before on NRO, O’Brien has a habit of bringing on conservative guests and then spitting out Democratic talking points under the glib guise of a non-partisan moderator calling them to account on the facts.But her encounter with Lott, the video of which you can view below, is a new low: Rather than parroting liberal arguments (which typically involve at least a few facts) in order to confront Lott’s arguments, she merely relates her bewildered sentiments...
  • Obama campaign: We care about facts, fact checkers

    09/04/2012 8:54:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/4/12 | BYRON TAU
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. The Obama campaign said Tuesday that they care about the truth of their attacks. "We work very hard to get it right. We look at the facts. We vet what we say," Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an ABC/Yahoo News panel.
  • Are You Better Off Than You Were at the End of the Bush Administration? A Data-Based Assessment

    09/04/2012 8:21:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    EconBrowser ^ | 09/04/2012 | Menzie Chin
    Are You Better Off Than You Were at the End of the Bush Administration? A Data-Based Assessment I've heard a lot about the "four years ago" comparison. Four years ago, we were on the cusp of Don Luskins famous prediction (... we're on the brink not of recession, but of accelerating prosperity.), and Phill Gramm had two months earlier decried the ongoing mental recession. [0] It seems to me the more appropriate marker is the last election, in 2008Q4. We can then assess what the data tells us about 2012Q2 vis a vis 2008Q4. Aggregate Measures of Activity and Income...
  • RANDOM THOUGHTS

    07/25/2012 8:37:34 AM PDT · by bramps · 5 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | 7/25/2012 | THOMAS SOWELL
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: Even squirrels know enough to store nuts, so that they will have something to eat when food gets scarce. But the welfare state has spawned a whole class of people who spend everything they get when times are good, and look to others to provide for their food and other basic needs when times turn bad. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution prescribes "equal protection of the laws" to all Americans. But what does that mean, if the President of the United States can arbitrarily grant waivers, so that A, B and C have...
  • 15 Facts That Even Obama's Biggest Supporters Should Be Able To Admit Are True

    05/19/2012 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan Conservatives and liberals may disagree on reasons, motivations, and excuses for Barack Obama's performance, but the facts are still facts. There may be many reasons that a pro football coach goes 1-15, but everyone can agree that his record is still 1-15, right? Well, here are some basic facts about how the country is faring with Barack Obama in the White House. Take a look at the numbers, sans commentary, and make your own judgment about whether Barack Obama deserves...
  • Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012: Facts has finally died

    04/29/2012 3:57:39 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 19, 2012 | Rex W. Huppke
    A quick review of the long and illustrious career of Facts reveals some of the world's most cherished absolutes: Gravity makes things fall down; 2 + 2 = 4; the sky is blue. But for many, Facts' most memorable moments came in simple day-to-day realities, from a child's certainty of its mother's love to the comforting knowledge that a favorite television show would start promptly at 8 p.m. Over the centuries, Facts became such a prevalent part of most people's lives that Irish philosopher Edmund Burke once said: "Facts are to the mind what food is to the body." To...
  • Is Profiling Racist, or Does Not Profiling Make You Ignorant?

    04/02/2012 7:00:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/02/2012 | Kevin Jackson
    Since when is something we do every day taboo, like profiling? Every American who can think, profiles. If you are looking for a mate, you profile. In fact, if you search for a mate on line, the first thing you do is establish a profile. You profile yourself! When you fill out a resume to look for a job, your resume is a profile. When you show up for the interview, you are being profiled by your potential employer. You beginning to get the picture? The doorman at a trendy bar profiles, and you won't see anybody getting into one...
  • Racial Murder Statistics the Left and Others don't want you to know (Vanity)

    03/27/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 56 replies
    March 27,2012 | justanotherokie
    I spent a little time browsing FBI Crime Stats for 2010(Last year that has been finalized) and made some interesting discoveries. Did you know that 90% of blacks are murdered by blacks, and 83% of whites are murdered by whites? Did you know that there are 14.82 murders per 100K by blacks versus 2.17 per 100K for whites? Per capita there are 7x more murders committed by blacks than whites. I didnt make this up. It comes directly from the FBI. I just cut the numbers in a more revealing manner.
  • RutherfordGate: Historian Responds to President Obama's Hayes Slur.

    03/15/2012 2:39:51 PM PDT · by bramps · 7 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 03152012 | DAN AMIRA
    The president looked at the phone and said "how wonderful"
  • Rick Santorum and Welfare Reform

    01/13/2012 9:48:20 AM PST · by FresnoRobert · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/13/2012 | Josh Hicks
    Rick Santorum - I wrote the welfare reform bill in the Contract with America. I was the ranking member on that subcommittee. And when I came to the Senate, through a quirk, I ended up managing the bill on the floor of the United States Senate and working with President Clinton and getting a bill signed after he vetoed it twice to end welfare. We bloc-granted the program, got rid of the federal entitlement -- the only one in the history of the country thats ever been done. And I was the principal author of it in the United States...
  • Savaging Santorum

    01/09/2012 9:20:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1-9-12 | David Catron
    The left is hard at work assuring that Santorum remains an "also ran." Rick Santorum wanted people to pay attention to him. Well, he got his way. Now his every utterance is being parsed by the media and he is receiving special scrutiny from progressive pundits, who have been frantically quote-mining for material to use in their obligatory hit pieces. Among the nuggets they have unearthed involves an exchange Santorum had a month ago with a student at Dordt College, a small Christian school in Sioux Center, Iowa. The student cited a 2009 study about the number of people who...
  • Gingrich Says Enough Lying about the Middle East

    12/11/2011 4:02:11 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Newt Gingrich broke though taboos against challenging Palestinian Authority double talk and re-writing history, forcing Mitt Romney to admit he is right but adding that saying so is incendiary. Gingrich, who is leading the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, angered the Palestinian Authority with his remarks in a televised interview in which he stated that "an invented Palestinian peopleare in fact Arabs." PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad told reporters in response, These are extremely trivial, demeaning and ridiculous remarks. Even the most extremist settlers of Israel wouldnt talk in such a ridiculous way. Our people have been here...
  • Waxman (RAT-California) to Issa: Get Solyndra facts straight (Darrell answers back)

    09/28/2011 4:38:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/11 | Ben Geman
    Waxman to Issa: Get Solyndra facts straightBy Ben Geman - 09/27/11 07:32 AM ET Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is rebutting House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issas (R-Calif.) claim that Waxman helped the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra secure its $535 million federal loan guarantee. Waxman said in a letter to Issa on Monday that he had no role in the financing. I am writing to let you know that I had no involvement in the selection of the Solyndra loan. In fact, the first time I met with representatives from Solyndra was in July 2011, when the companys...
  • The Top 50% pay 96.54% of All Income Taxes

    09/20/2011 2:49:19 PM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | from October 4, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh et al
    This is the data for calendar year 2003 just released in October 2005 by the Internal Revenue Service. The share of total income taxes paid by the top 1% of wage earners rose to 34.27% from 33.71% in 2002. Their income share (not just wages) rose from 16.12% to 16.77%. However, their average tax rate actually dropped from 27.25% down to 24.31% Think of it this way: less than 3-1/2 dollars out of every $100 paid in income taxes in the United States is paid by someone in the bottom 50% of wage earners. Are the top half millionaires? Noooo,...
  • CDC: Homosexual men account for 61% of new HIV infections but only 2% of population

    08/19/2011 12:24:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 18, 2011 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has estimated that homosexual men account for 61% of the new HIV infections in the United States while they only amount to about 2% of the countrys population. Earlier this month, the CDC released estimates for HIV infections from 2006-2009 showing that new infections remained stable at around 50,000 for each of the four years. Homosexual men accounted for 29,300 of the estimated 48,100 new infections in 2009, and homosexual men aged 13 to 29 accounted for 27% of the new cases. The only group in which...
  • Fact checking Rick Perry Announcement Speech

    08/15/2011 10:26:40 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | Glenn Kessler
    Well, goodbye Tim Pawlenty, hello Rick Perry. The Texas governor announced that he is running for president on Saturday, just hours before the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa that ended Pawlentys presidential aspirations. As has been our custom, we will take a look at some of the assertions made in Perrys announcement speech and then render a blended Pinocchio rating. Since June of 2009, Texas is responsible for more than 40 percent of all of the new jobs created in America. Now think about that. Were home to less than 10 percent of the population in America, but 40 percent...
  • Dumb Ole East Texas Boy

    08/03/2011 11:47:45 AM PDT · by ladyL · 14 replies
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    Factcheck.org or Truth or Fiction had no matches Kim More good 'ole stirring of the pot............. Subject: OLD TEXAS BOY DONE HIS RESEARCH Something I am sure of is. you do not put names on a birth certificate that do not exist at the time of a persons birth! Th' Dumb Ol' Texas Boy Has Spoken Agin Well ol Barry, Barruck, Bubba, Hussein, Moh, Oscar or whatever name he uses these days, he sure is a slick booger. Or, at least, he thinks he is! He done brought out this long form birth document for all the world to...
  • Documentary ~Inside Job~ Critiqued

    05/31/2011 10:45:15 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 6 replies
    Religio-Political Talk (RPT) ^ | 5-31-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    Claim: Derivatives have no value of their own, yet are a $50 trillion market. Using derivatives, traders can bet on anything. Inside Job argues that derivatives have no value of its own because its value is derived from another asset. On the other hand: A Reuters special report on derivatives has a good argument: Big companies regularly use derivatives as a form of insurance to guard against jumps in the price of everything from cocoa to interest rates. An airline will buy jet fuel derivatives so that if prices spike, the contract helps to make up the difference in price,...
  • Ten Myths of Ryans House Budget Plan

    05/26/2011 6:10:38 PM PDT · by Ken in Eastman · 2 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | May 26, 2011 | Brian Riedl, Robert Moffit, PhD, Rominia Boccia
    Runaway spending and deficits continue to grow unabated in part because any attempts to rein them in are relentlessly demagogued by defenders of big government. The latest example is the budget recently authored by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (RWI) and passed by the House of Representatives. Most critics have failed to provide any credible alternative to the House budget. Yet that has not stopped them from relentlessly misrepresenting the House budget with the following myths. Myth #1: The House budget recklessly cuts taxes by $4 trillion. Fact: It cancels a future tax increase. Critics charge that the House...
  • Fun Facts...

    05/24/2011 3:42:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 24, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Did you know:Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room at a dance hall? ►If the entire population of China walked past you -8 abreast, PLA-style- , the procession of humanity would never end because of the rate of reproduction (!)  ►Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. ►Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite! ►Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. ►The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. ►The cruise liner, QE 2 moves just six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns. ►A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. ►A goldfish has a memory span of...
  • Obama on Oil | Living a Lie

    05/08/2011 11:09:37 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 5 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 7, 2011 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Were actually producing more oil here than ever. ~ Barack Obama (05/06/2011) ~The truth: We are producing fewer barrels of oil here than we did in 1951. ~Obama would be correct, if our nation was founded in the year 2003. But of course anyone born before 2003 knows that Obamas statement is - in fact - not true. For those more interested in truth, than in the shallow words of lying politicians, we are actually producing fewer barrels of oil today than we produced in the year 1951. Its time to start drilling, and time to stop lying. If Obama...
  • Wisconsin Myths and Facts

    02/25/2011 7:34:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2011 | Matthew Shaffer
    With all the interests, political grandstanding, and cheap punditry surrounding the union demonstrations in Wisconsin, its no surprise that a mythology has developed around Gov. Scott Walkers proposals. Here are some of the most common myths being propagated, and the countervailing facts. MYTH: Wisconsin is not actually facing a deficit. Rachel Maddow on her February 17 show said, Despite what you may have heard about Wisconsins finances, the state is on track to have a budget surplus this year. I am not kidding. FACT: Maddow wasnt kidding, but she was wrong. She evidently derived her conclusion by reading to page...
  • Rocky and Republicans

    02/15/2011 2:42:03 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    Rocky Marciano was the only heavyweight champion who never lost a single fight in his whole career-- and, at the time, he seemed the least likely fighter to do that. In many a boxing match, he was battered, bruised and bleeding. One of the reasons Marciano took so much punishment in the ring was that he had shorter arms than most other heavyweights. It was easier for others to hit him than for him to hit them. In a sense, Republicans today are in a similar position in the political arena. With most of the media heavily tilted toward the...
  • Hot Sensations Vs. Cold Facts

    12/28/2010 3:20:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 9+ views
    Forbes ^ | 12.27.10 | Larry Bell
    As 2010 draws to a close, do you remember hearing any good news from the mainstream media about climate? Like maybe a headline proclaiming "Record Low 2009 and 2010 Cyclonic Activity Reported: Global Warming Theorists Perplexed"? Or "NASA Studies Report Oceans Entering New Cooling Phase: Alarmists Fear Climate Science Budgets in Peril"? Or even anything bad that isn't blamed on anthropogenic (man-made) global warming--of course other than what is attributed to George W. Bush? (Conveniently, the term "AGW" covers both.) Remember all the media brouhaha about global warming causing hurricanes that commenced following the devastating U.S. 2004 season? Opportunities to...
  • Common Atheists' Myths

    Introduction I know that Christians are supposed to be the ones who believe a lot of myths.However, the vast majority of atheistsbelieve myths such as religion is the primary cause of wars, and the vast amount of atrocities have been caused by religious people, the Bible has been vastly changed over the centuries, Paul invented Christianity, and the list goes on and on. Find your favorite myth below and read the article so that you won't embarrass yourself in the future. Atheists' Myths Atheists have Proven God Does Not Exist. Right? - Only if that god is not the God...
  • Rule Number One: Never insult the jury.

    10/31/2010 12:19:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | October 31, 2010 | Michael Harlin
    I'm a California Attorney and have been for the last 25 years and a conservative too. I have to be conservative, because facts, as is so often said, are stubborn things. Many elegant legal theories have been destroyed by one simple ugly fact. An attorney's currency is facts. Sure we attorneys spin facts, dance around facts, try to distort facts; but, facts are what they are whether the trier of facts, such as a jury, is amused by your presentation or not. Juries do get it. And why wouldn't they? They're voters too. I have tried cases before juries. And...
  • WMDs Big

    10/24/2010 11:10:55 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 6 replies
    Religio-Political Talk ^ | 10-24-2010 | Papa Giorgio
    In the recent "dump" of classified documents NewsBusters explains that the search for WMDs was successful... thus undermining WikiLeaks founders position on this topic. I updated my large WMDs post that originally grew out of a debate during the first year of the Iraq conflict with a professor of history from the University of Michigan. Newsbusters info is found here: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2010/10/24/imagine-wikileaks-docs-show-there-were-wmds-iraq Gateway's info on it is here: http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/10/wikileaks-papers-reveal-troops-did-find-wmd-in-iraq/