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  • Indifference Vs. Making a Difference

    11/08/2014 12:57:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    "You are calling me from paradise to hell." Paul Bhatti recalls this comment from a phone conversation with his brother Shahbaz, who would later be murdered for his insistence on speaking out against blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Paul was living as a doctor in Italy, the "paradise" as opposed to the "hell" of violence-torn Pakistan. But as bad as things got in that troubled land, his brother insisted: "The way to paradise lies in Pakistan." Shahbaz's point was, as summed up by Bhatti: "Non-involvement is not an option; we are obligated being one human family to struggle for those who...
  • The Robots In Our Future Could Be Very Dangerous

    10/18/2014 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Have you noticed that in most science fiction movies the aliens are almost always biological entities – often obsessed with eating us or sucking our blood or possessing us or at least conquering us.That’ extremely unlikely. If we are ever visited by aliens they are almost certain to be mechanical. They will be intelligent robots.Biological entities evolve on planets. They depend on the atmosphere and the food sources those planets supply. When humans go into space, for example, we need to take oxygen, food and water with us. That’s one reason human space travel is so much more expensive than...
  • New Propaganda Video Threatens America "In Near Future" (video)

    09/20/2014 10:08:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Published on Sep 20, 2014 New ISIS Propaganda Video Appears to Have U.S. Or Canadian Narrator
  • Should Stratasys be Worried? London Man is Developing a Polymer Jetting 3D Printer for Under $2000

    09/10/2014 7:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | September 9, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    There are two 3D printing technologies that are capable of producing products that are almost indistinguishable from those created using traditional manufacturing techniques. These would be Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Polymer Jetting technology. The former is widely used by 3D Systems in their industrial level machines, which can cost in the $500,000+ range. The latter is currently used by Stratasys in their patented PolyJet technology, which is utilized in most of their industrial level 3D printers. These printers also cost in the 6-figure-plus range. While these 3D printing technologies are some of the best out there, the price tags...
  • Humans need not apply.

    08/15/2014 6:46:59 PM PDT · by Twotone · 25 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | NA | NA
    Humans have spent centuries advancing technology to the point where some jobs have been completely taken over by less expensive robots. In the future, technology will take over more and more sectors until there's nothing left. What will humans do then?
  • Who Owns the Future?

    08/08/2014 11:12:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama famously wrote that our world may be at the "end of history" where "Western liberal democracy" becomes "the final form of human government." A quarter century on, such optimism seems naive. Consider the United States, the paragon of liberal democracy. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds that only 14 percent of the people approve of Congress and only 19 percent approve of the GOP. Seventy-one percent believe America is headed in the wrong direction. Nor is this the exceptional crisis of a particular presidency. JFK was assassinated. LBJ was broken by...
  • A Truly American Future

    07/24/2014 8:10:48 AM PDT · by WhatsItAllAbout · 10 replies
    Our countrys future, the future of the American people and indeed the future of the worlds people as they emulate the American example could well be so spectacularly wonderful that the phrases shining city on a hill and American exceptionalism are one day looked back upon as historical understatements. There is no greater gift no greater secular value than the opportunity to live a human life upon the Earth, no matter how disadvantageous our circumstances. (As for spiritual values, we see through a glass darkly now and look forward to experiences beyond our comprehension.) Read more...
  • Were heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

    07/23/2014 11:33:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2014 | Vivek Wadhwa
    In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate Id had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future. He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says that we are moving from a history of scarcity to an era of abundance. Then he noted that the technologies that make such abundance possible are allowing production of far more output using far fewer people. On all this, Summers is right. Within two decades, we will have almost unlimited energy, food, and clean water; advances in medicine will allow us to live...
  • TruNews Video Thursday July 10, 2014 Ret. Sgt. Major Dan Page

    07/13/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 2 replies
    TruNews ^ | 7/10 14 | Rick Wiles
    http://www.trunews.com/thursday-july-10-2014-ret-sgt-major-dan-page/ Interesting video about future of the United States Opinion?
  • Strength Training for People My Age

    07/09/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2014 - 8:00 am | Mark Rippetoe
    Im 58. Granted, Im pretty beat up these days. Ive had my share of injuries, the result of having lived a rather careless active life outdoors, on horses, motorcycles, bicycles, and the field of competition. People my age who have not spent their years in a chair have an accumulation of aches and pains, most of them earned the hard way. And for us, beat up or not, the best way to stay in the game is to train for strength. The conventional wisdom is that older people (ah, the term sticks in the craw) need to settle into a...
  • 15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

    06/28/2014 7:20:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Business Insider Indonesia ^ | June 24, 2014 | Christina Sterbenz
    The future scares a lot of people. Climate change, a growing population, and fewer natural resources will certainly pose new challenges for the human race in the next few decades. But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, theres plenty of room for optimism. Weve pulled out some of our favorite ideas about the future of our world. Child mortality rates will be vastly lower. During the 20th century, the sharpest declined in mortality involved deaths of children under 5 years old, according to the assessment on human health...
  • From Mustang to colonies on moon: Predictions that 64 World's Fair got right & what it got wrong

    06/11/2014 6:42:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2014 | Staff
    The New York World's Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions during its run. Fifty years later, some of those ideas have turned out to be commonplace in our world, such as video phone calls and asking computers for information. But some of them - colonies on the moon and jet packs as a mode of everyday transportation - remain firmly on the drawing board. WHAT THEY HAD WRONG Colonies on the moon, underwater and in Antarctica The Futurama 2 ride at the fair was sponsored by General Motors and presented a...
  • What part will you play in your future?

    05/31/2014 1:18:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Dubai National ^ | May 31, 2014 | Ambassador Umej Singh Bhatia
    Human Capital I was honoured to be invited to speak recently at Dubai International Academys graduation ceremony for the class of 2014. This diverse class spanned 32 nationalities.What was remarkable for me was how the UAE provided an invaluable setting for this net increase in human capital development. Dubai and the UAE had offered these young people a solid base for the next step of their academic and personal journey. As a Singaporean, whose country relies on developing human capital as its key resource, this resonated strongly with me. They were a talented and dedicated group of young men and...
  • Calling The Universe To Witness...song of Moses pt 1

    Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: (Deuteronomy 32:1-2)In the latter part of his life, Moses, the servant of God, taught Israel a song which prophesied the entire future of the people of Israel. The LORD had called Moses and Joshua into the tabernacle to announce Moses death, and to impart to Moses the song, which he was to teach...
  • Planned cuts could threaten Davis-Monthan's future

    05/04/2014 9:32:13 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | David Wichner Arizona Daily Star
    The Air Force’s plan to retire its entire fleet of A-10C “Warthogs” could make Davis-Monthan Air Force Base vulnerable to the next round of base closures. In its proposed budget, the Air Force would eliminate the close air support jet, including 55 active-duty A-10Cs at D-M, by fiscal year 2016 and 28 Air Force Reserve A-10Cs at D-M by fiscal 2019. In 2019, 21 F-16s would be moved to a Reserve unit at the base. The Pentagon also plans to cut its fleet of EC-130H Compass Call electronic warfare planes — based solely at Davis-Monthan — roughly in half, to...
  • Being together Crimea and Russia will solve all pressing tasks, Putin says

    03/18/2014 10:42:08 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/18/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 18. /ITAR-TASS/. At a concert on Moscows Red Square late on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged residents of Crimea and Sevastopol to work jointly with Russia on pressing tasks, expressing confidence that they would cope with them as they were now reunited. We have done a lot together, but we have even more to do, we have a lot of tasks facing us, he said. But I know, and I am sure that we will overcome and will solve everything as we are together, the president added after several hours earlier a treaty was signed to make...
  • Current Criticisms of Bitcoin Are at Least 10 Years Too Early

    03/09/2014 2:14:41 PM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 12 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | March 9 2014 | Scott Rose
    The mainstream media often overlooks all the amazing and positive developments that are happening in the bitcoin world, as well as the incredibly innovative and supportive community that is building around bitcoin. To paraphrase Mark Twain: The reports of bitcoins death have been greatly exaggerated.
  • What the future holds: US futurist Peter Diamandis on the shape of things to come ("Abundance")

    02/16/2014 11:26:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Gulf News ^ | February 12, 2014 | Faisal Masudi and Noor Nazzal, Staff Reporters
    Dubai: At a conference in Dubai this week, an American futurist painted an intriguing, at times unsettling, picture of the coming world. As Dr Peter Diamandis went over his presentation slides at The Government Summit on Tuesday, there were plenty of raised eyebrows. In the future, the slides suggested, privacy will be a thing of the past, robots will take over our jobs, 3D printers will pop out everything from human organs to houses, and man will mine asteroids in deep space for unfathomable mineral wealth. The 58-year-old said hyper-tech breakthroughs are already hurtling us towards that future, today. The...
  • Israel at a Point of No Return In the Right Direction

    02/13/2014 9:13:56 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 12th, 2014 | David Goldman (Spengler)
    I should like to advance a conjecture which I lack the qualifications to adequately develop: The global Left, and the Israeli Left most of all, perceives that the clock is running out, and has worked itself up into a froth of hysteria against Israel. The world of John Lennons Imagine, where there are no countries and no religions, is about to dissipate like last nights marijuana fumes. The demographic time bomb that worries the Left is not the relative increase of Arab vs. Jewish populations between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, speciously cited by John Kerry and a host...
  • How BIG is Google? (Video)

    02/06/2014 3:28:34 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/6/2014 | Youtube
    Just how big is Google? Video Linky Here
  • [Christian Sabbatarian Caucus] The Sabbath in the Age to Come

    01/07/2014 1:24:04 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 10 replies
    God's Sabbath Rest ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    The Sabbath in the Age to Come God created the Sabbath for mankind and there will yet come a time when all mankind will keep God's Sabbath. God created the Sabbath for mankind (Mark 2:27), and there will yet come a time when all people will keep God's Sabbath. The Bible speaks of God's Kingdom as being established on earth when Jesus Christ returns to rule as "King of Kings and Lord of Lords" (Revelation 11:15; 19:11-16). In addition to ruling over sons of God who will be changed to spirit beings and rule with Christ in the Kingdom of...
  • Ray Kurzweil: This is your future

    12/11/2013 3:11:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2013 | Futurist Ray Kurzweil, Special to CNN
    By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging. Up until recently, health and medicine was basically a hit or miss affair. We would discover interventions such as drugs that had benefits, but also many side effects. Until recently, we did not have the means to actually design interventions on computers. All of that has now changed, and will dramatically change clinical practice by the early 2020s. We now have the information code of the genome and are making exponential gains in modeling and simulating the information processes they give rise...
  • Coming to Grips with Rise of The Machines

    12/06/2013 8:24:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    After you heard President Obama's call for a hike in the minimum wage, you probably wondered the same thing I did: Was Obama sent from the future by Skynet to prepare humanity for its ultimate dominion by robots? But just in case the question didn't occur to you, let me explain. On Tuesday, the day before Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage, the restaurant chain Applebee's announced that it will install iPad-like tablets at every table. Chili's already made this move earlier this year. With these consoles customers will be able to order their meals and pay...
  • The Terrifying Future of The United States

    11/18/2013 3:09:25 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 14 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | June 15, 2013 | StormCloudsGathering
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  • Predicting Americas Future

    10/23/2013 9:10:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Heartland blog ^ | October 22, 2013 | Alan Caruba
    One of the great parlor games of pundits, politicians, journalists, and just about everyone else is predicting the future. Theres a wonderful book, The Experts Speak, that is filled, page after page, with predictions and pronouncements by people of presumed wisdom and knowledge, all of which turned out to be often hilariously wrong. In 1913, regarding Einsteins theory of relativity, Ernst Mach, a professor of physics at the University of Vienna, said, I can accept the theory of relativity as little as I can accept the existence of atoms and other such dogmas. I prefer optimists to pessimists and the...
  • America 3.0: The Coming Reinvention of America

    08/23/2013 3:11:25 PM PDT · by qman · 14 replies
    The American ^ | August 20, 2013 | James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus
    The United States of America is in crisis. The economy is supposedly in recovery, but it is the slowest and most painful economic rebound since the Great Depression. Unemployment is high and millions have dropped out of the workforce entirely. Many American families have suffered a collapse in their net worth since 2009. During the current administration, Americas debt has increased from ten trillion to sixteen trillion dollars. American businesses face a regulatory burden of well over a trillion dollars per year. Investment in start-up businesses is thwarted and innovation is far short of what it should be. The government...
  • How the Post Was Lost

    08/12/2013 10:01:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8-11-13 | Ross Douthat
    MANY American newspapers were doomed to decline from the moment the Internet arrived on personal computers. But The Washington Post, just sold off unexpectedly to Amazons Jeff Bezos, was never really one of them. This is something the sentimental send-offs for the Graham family and its stewardship tended to ignore. As disruptive as the Internet has been for journalism, The Post was uniquely positioned to succeed amid the chaos. And it has struggled, in part, because the papers leaders failed to step into an online-era role that should have been theirs for the taking. The nature of that role is...
  • Back to Our 20th-Century Future

    07/25/2013 3:42:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We may be in the era of Facebook and fracking. But 2013 is still beginning to look a lot like the cataclysmic century we just left behind.Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a recipient of the 2007 National Humanities Medal.
  • Cartoon predicts the future 50 years ago. This is amazing insight!

    07/09/2013 8:14:53 PM PDT · by Maceman · 15 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB6p5QPVhPI
  • Muslims Build France, Are The Future Of Humanity

    05/25/2013 1:59:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 24/5/13 | Abdallah ben Mansour
    Abdallah Ben Mansour: "I chose to speak about this today because I've heard all the lectures. All the lecturers talked about dignity and preached to the Muslims: We should do this and that. We should be dignified. I am not telling you to be dignified you are already dignified. You do not know this, but you should: You are dignified, noble, majestic, fabulous, lofty, strong, and grand." Applause Abdallah Ben Mansour: "This must not [just] be said. It must be believed, because it is the truth. It was not me who decreed this, it was Allah. All glory to...
  • 6 Reasons Bernanke Is Wrong, And The Future Is Going To Be Bleak

    05/21/2013 6:15:48 AM PDT · by blam · 1 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-21-2013 | Rob Wile
    6 Reasons Bernanke Is Wrong, And The Future Is Going To Be Bleak Rob Wile May 20, 2013, 10:10 AM Saturday morning, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told graduating Bard College students why he believes the future will be better. In theory, this is a pretty banal argument, especially in a graduation speech. But it looks a little different coming from an conscientious academic. Halfway through the speech, Bernanke presents the evidence of those who argue against this view that actually, our best, most innovative days are way behind us. In a footnote, Bernanke discusses the folks he's really...
  • Fire Pat Brady - Rally for Illinois GOP Future- Sat April 13th, 11AM, Tinley Park, Illinois

    04/10/2013 10:59:50 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 16 replies
    William J. Kelly ^ | April 10, 2013 | Steelers6
    The Republican State Central Committee is meeting on April 13th to decide whether or not to oust Pat Brady as party chairman. Brady has been an absolute failure. He has divided the party. He has targeted conservative candidates for office. He has led the party off the cliff. He disrespects the party platform. In order for the GOP to have a future, he must go. Join us on April 13 at the Rally for the Future of the Illinois GOP.
  • Stockton bankruptcy can move forward, judge rules

    04/02/2013 5:46:33 AM PDT · by Accessible Pudding · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04-01-2013 | Diana Marcum
    In late June, Stockton became the nation's largest city to fail financially. At that time, all eyes were on the port city of 300,000 as experts warned the action could set off a string of similar filings among cash-strapped municipalities. Since then, a half-dozen cities have filed for Chapter 9 protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, including the city of San Bernardino.
  • "Bruce McCall's Energy Free Transportation Future"

    03/28/2013 6:31:28 AM PDT · by shoff · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jul 5 2011 | Bruce McCall
    Uploaded on Jul 5, 2011 Want an alternative to vehicular dependence on gas and oil? Forget about electric cars - how about wind-up cars, sail cars, and pogo cars! "Bruce McCall's Energy Free Transportation Future" envisions our roads and skies as environmentally fantastical places. click on the link
  • Is Earth becoming Purgatory or Hell?

    03/20/2013 12:24:09 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 21 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 20, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Or is it already one or the other? I don't know the answer, but the question is a basis for this article. I am not a student of religion and know little of Roman Catholic doctrine concerning Purgatory and Hell. Nor, as best I can remember, have I ever stayed at a Holiday Inn Express. However, my wife and I on several occasions back in 1997 and 1998 did enjoy our stays at Los Fraelis, a former (seventeenth century) monastery up in the mountains of the Venezuelan State of Merida that had been converted into a resort hotel. Los Fraelis...
  • An Excellent Summation of the Situation in Venezuela Today

    03/17/2013 3:04:29 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 17, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Chavez is dead. Is Venezuela?h/t Devil's Excrement Daniel, one of my two favorite bloggers on things Venezuelan, published this article today. It summarizes what's wrong with Venezuela today and does not raise any false hopes for her immediate future. Her future is bleak. Here's the first paragraph. The wake is suspended, Chavez rests for the time being in a military museum, an old barrack to ensure past presidential safety at Miraflores, now unable to ensure safety in an area that has been overcome by slums. For a military that was never able to understand what the civilian world and democracy...
  • Frack to the Future

    03/13/2013 4:38:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2013 | John Stossel
    Celebrities are now upset about fracking, the injection of chemicals into the ground to crack rocks to release oil and gas. With everyone saying they want alternatives to foreign oil, I'd think celebrities would love fracking.I'd be wrong. Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono and their group, Artists Against Fracking, don't feel the love. Yoko sang, "Don't frack me!" on TV. Stopping fracking is the latest cause of the silly people. They succeeded in getting scientifically ignorant politicians to ban fracking in New York, Maryland and Vermont.Hollywood gave an Oscar to Gasland, a documentary that suggests fracking will shove gas into...
  • Bostrom: From Extinction to Transcendence (philosopher's take on the future of humanity)

    02/27/2013 12:39:15 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 2/27/13 | Paul Gilster
    Bostrom: From Extinction to Transcendence by Paul Gilster on February 27, 2013 At the top of my list of people I’d someday like to have a long conversation with is Nick Bostrom, a philosopher and director of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. As Centauri Dreams readers will likely know, Bostrom has been thinking about the issue of human extinction for a long time, his ideas playing interestingly against questions not only about our own past but about our future possibilities if we can leave the Solar System. And as Ross Andersen demonstrates in Omens, a superb feature on Bostrom’s...
  • [It's] The End of the University as We Know It

    01/29/2013 11:41:33 AM PST · by Jeff Winston · 42 replies
    The American Interest ^ | January 2013 | Nathan Harden
    In fifty years, if not much sooner, half of the roughly 4,500 colleges and universities now operating in the United States will have ceased to exist. The technology driving this change is already at work, and nothing can stop it. The future looks like this: Access to college-level education will be free for everyone; the residential college campus will become largely obsolete; tens of thousands of professors will lose their jobs; the bachelors degree will become increasingly irrelevant; and ten years from now Harvard will enroll ten million students.
  • Company making plans for asteroid mining

    01/22/2013 9:19:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 22, 2013 | William Harwood
    Hoping to take the commercialization of space to a higher level, a second company has jumped into what the founders hope will be a lucrative emerging market, prospecting for raw materials among near-Earth asteroids using fleets of low-cost robotic spacecraft, senior executives said Tuesday. The long-range goal is to develop an in situ manufacturing capability, harvesting raw materials and building components in space using high-tech mini foundries built around sophisticated 3D printers. "This is about the future. This is about making something happen," company chairman Rick Tumlinson told reporters during a news conference in Santa Monica, Calif. "Deep Space Industries...
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    01/18/2013 4:49:51 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 149 replies
    The Next 10 Years Are Going To Be Mind-BlowingWe are living in an extremely exciting time in terms of science and technology. Things that have always been considered science fiction are becoming normal day-to-day components of our lives. And while we have been seeing invention after breakthrough over and over in the last couple of decades, this next ten years is going to blow everything else out of the water.The awesome thing about all these scientific discoveries it that they create technology that allows us to make more breakthroughs even faster. Our ability to innovate is increasing exponentially as the...
  • What is the Future of Conservatism?

    01/11/2013 1:25:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    I DON'T FALL IN LOVE with politicians the last presidential candidate I voted for with ardor was Ronald Reagan in 1980 and my heart doesn't break when those I support don't win. Nor am I a party loyalist. As a conservative I vote for Republicans more often than not; for those of us committed to free enterprise, limited government, military strength, and a healthy civil society, there is usually no better option. But the Republican Party isn't the conservative movement. And a GOP defeat doesn't mean conservatism or the GOP, for that matter is in crisis....
  • The Crisis of American Conservatism: Inherent Contradictions and the End of the Road

    01/03/2013 6:28:15 AM PST · by Abiotic · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy Research Institute ^ | December 2012 | James Kurth
    It has long been understood that there is something peculiar, even paradoxical, about conservatism in America. American conservatism is different from conservatism in other countries, even those countries which were the original source of many other American ideas and ideals, i.e., the countries of Europe. Indeed, the very term American conservatism is something of an oxymoron. For most Europeans who came to America, the whole purpose of their difficult and disruptive journey to the New World was not to conserve European institutions but to leave them behind and to create something new, often an entirely new life and even a...
  • ANNIE COULTER TAKES APART THE NUMBERS . THEN SHE SHOWS US WHY WE LOST IN NOVEMBER.

    12/06/2012 12:58:47 PM PST · by jimsin · 104 replies
    ANN/S BLOG ^ | DEC, 5TH 2012 | ANN COULTER
    AMERICA NEARS EL TIPPING POINTO December 5, 2012 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services355 I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama. On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones. According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980....
  • Here's What Futurist Ray Kurzweil Thinks Life Will Be Like In The Next 20 Years (LOL)

    11/18/2012 11:01:35 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 18, 2012 | Megan Rose Dickey
    With companies like Google creating self-driving cars and augmented-reality glasses, futurist Ray Kurzweil's predictions are starting to sound much more realistic. Kurzweil, cofounder of Singularity University, became famous for creating the first text-to-speech software. Forbes called him "the ultimate thinking machine." With technology advancing at increasingly rapid rate, and researchers making serious headway into discovering the mysteries of the brain, it seems as if we'll all be reconstituted as a computer someday.
  • Our Kids Are Doomed. Give Them a Twinkie (Stop worrying about the future, there is none)

    11/17/2012 12:03:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/17/2012 | Frank j. Fleming
    Recently, nature punished us for our fossil fuel burning with hurricane Sandy; ask any science enthusiast, like Meghan McCain. Some people deny global warming exists, but that is foolish. Its been proven. It is settled science. Globes have been warmed in science labs. And now were getting hit with massive hurricanes because warming. Its science you dont have to understand it, you just have to fear it. If we continue to pump carbon into the air, we will be hit by frequent hurricanes, flooding of the coasts, and men in white lab coats yelling at us and calling us...
  • Those were the days.

    11/15/2012 3:06:20 PM PST · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 15, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Will anything of them remain? That's up to us.On November 8th, the day after the election returns were known, The Mad Jewess posted this 1968 YouTube video. She wrote, "It is the song of the once great America, a nation that is now gone with the wind." I felt much the same way and at times still feel that such is our future; but it will not necessarily happen that way unless we allow it to.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB64vAgIvig?feature=player_detailpage] Video link. Please watch it. Those were indeed "the days" and try as I might I haven't been able to get the song...
  • The Frogman's Prophesies

    11/13/2012 2:30:48 AM PST · by Toadman · 13 replies
    The Dissident Frogman Blog ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | The Dissident Frogman
    Thus the only future I can predict is the one where you go French and surrender. You, and only you can turn this debacle around and me into a false prophet. Sadly, some among you seem to have all but given up. Reading through your reactions in the comments at PJ Media, Breitbart, Hotair and others, I see cries that "the Republic is dead", and even claimsshocking claims, for this Americanophileto burn the flag because "it doesnt mean anything anymore".
  • God Will Not Be Mocked

    11/12/2012 6:51:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Matt Barber
    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~ Abraham Lincoln America has forsaken her first love. She has finally, and fully, given herself over to a licentious Lothario with whom she has increasingly flirted since her youth. He is sin and, notwithstanding full knowledge of who he is and what he intends, with him she has lain. America has tasted the poisonous fruits of lust, pride, passion, and envy sloth, frivolity, iniquity and entitlement. She has tasted of their sweet deception and...
  • A time for courage, and action

    11/09/2012 6:26:51 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/9/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    Mitt Romney wasn't a bad candidate. He ran a fairly strong race. He made a few errors. And he made many good moves. Certainly he was adequate. And he was probably the strongest Republican candidate among the primary field of contenders. That is, he was the best man available to run against Barack Obama. And he did a pretty good job. Obama on the other hand, was a horrible candidate. He was mean and vindictive. He was contemptuous and superficial. He ran on irrelevancies like abortion and a fictitious Republican war against women. He didn't give his supporters any reason...