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  • Alarming News From Restaurants Pushing Unhealthy Meals to Public Housing

    04/10/2014 3:30:44 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 52 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-10 | Dr. Harold Mandell
    Findings that unhealthy meals are being pushed by restaurants in public housing developments are disturbing. Clearly, good nutrition is the single most important initial factor for good health in body and mind. The finding that there are not as many healthy meals served in restaurants in public housing developments as elsewhere implies the health and lives of poor people in such instances are being sacrificed for quick profits by such unscrupulous businesses. Restaurants in public housing development neighborhoods offer less healthy entréesResearchers decided to compare restaurant marketing by restaurant and neighborhood type, reports the American Journal of Health Behavior. In...
  • Is US On Such Unsound Footing That It Must Respond to Civil-Disobedience As If Girding for War?

    04/15/2014 11:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | April 15, 2014 | Ace
    Harry Reid seems to have taken the Bundy standoff rather personally: "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. It is a very scary thing when a government officer takes such things personally -- given that the government can and does order the use of lethal force against citizens. What is the rationale for Reid's We-Must-Not-Let-This-Insult-Pass attitude? Were Reid talking about a slight from a hostile foreign power -- such as Russia, or, for that matter, al-Qaeda -- he's more than...
  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice

    04/15/2014 10:01:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 11:43 PM EDT | Alexandra Olson
    Montreal’s mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the “elephant in the room” when trying to lure investment to Canada’s second-largest city. At a luncheon speech to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Denis Coderre said he is looking to New York City for inspiration. He highlighted the creation of Montreal’s Inspector General’s office, which has sweeping powers to investigate municipal contracts. The new agency is inspired partly by New York City’s Department of Investigations, created in 1873 in response to...
  • Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    04/15/2014 2:49:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Loren Grush
    Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes—and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. …
  • Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

    04/15/2014 12:34:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 6:33 PM EDT | Brian Bakst
    Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation’s lowest rates to among the highest. At a ceremony in the Capitol’s Rotunda, Dayton hailed the hourly jump of more than $3 spread over the next few years as providing “what’s fair” for hard work put in. He said he has been stunned by GOP resistance—it passed the Legislature with only Democratic votes—to increasing the guaranteed wage from $6.15 per hour now to $9.50 by...
  • Obama has Proposed 442 Tax Hikes Since Taking Office

    04/14/2014 1:34:50 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 9 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | John Kartch
    Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis of Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010 through 2015. The 442 total proposed tax increases does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law as part of Obamacare. "History tells us what Obama was able to do. This list reminds us of what Obama wanted to do," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. The number of proposed tax increases per year is as follows: 79 tax increases for FY...
  • Give up meat, coal, oil, economic growth and national sovereignty - orders new IPCC climate report

    04/14/2014 2:28:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 4/14/2014 | James Delingpole
    The United Nations (UN) has delivered its latest verdict on the measures necessary to save the world from global warming and the news is as grim as it is predictable and wearisomely familiar: More regulation from "experts", technocrats and bureaucrats at supranational organisations, such as the one whose initials begin with U and end with N.More taxpayer subsidies for expensive, inefficient renewable energy.More nuclear power (with shale gas used as a transitional fuel to replace coal). The abandonment of fossil fuels. Less meat consumption.A single, globally-regulated price for carbon dioxide. More local-government-enforced walking, cycling and public transportation. More back-door wealth...
  • Ohio judge orders man to hold ‘I am a bully!’ sign

    04/12/2014 12:59:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2014 12:40 PM EDT
    A judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says he is a bully. Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to hold the sign for five hours Sunday. The sign reads: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.” The judge also said the sign’s letters must be large enough...
  • Obama decries ‘bogus’ voter fraud complaints

    04/11/2014 2:42:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    April 11, 2014, 04:52 pm Obama decries ‘bogus’ voter fraud complaints By Justin Sink President Obama labeled complaints about voter fraud “bogus” and accused Republicans of cynically trying to prevent Americans from accessing the polls in a fiery speech Friday at a civil rights forum hosted by Al Sharpton. Obama argued that attempts in some states to impose new voter identification restrictions were actually efforts by Republicans to make “it harder, not easier to vote.” And the president said that while voter fraud should be prevented, it rarely occurred. “So let's be clear, the real voter fraud is the people...
  • Louisiana bill would name Bible as official state book

    04/11/2014 2:02:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | April 11, 2014
    Lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana’s official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court. A House municipal committee advanced the bill Thursday with an 8-5 vote, sending it to the full House for debate. Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, said he sponsored the proposal after a constituent made the request. But Carmody insisted the bill wasn't designed to be a state-endorsement of Christianity or a specific religion. …
  • Noah–Movie review

    04/11/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/11/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    A large budget, plenty of FX, and familiar biblical source material can’t make up for an awful script, and an overall twisted concept from helmer Darren Aronofsky. Ginned up by the controversy gained by its less than faithful adherence to the bible story, Paramount/Regency should see brisk business, at least at first. The Noah saga comprises Genesis 5:28 through 9:29, and runs around 2300 words. There is little dialog, of course, and it is all spoken by God—inexplicably called the “Creator”—in this movie. Yes, Aronofsky is an atheist, but a Creator with supernatural powers sounds a lot like God to...
  • Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep: ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’ [VIDEO]

    04/08/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2014 | Caroline May
    Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said. “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You...
  • New Congressman McAllister supports Amnesty for illegals

    04/08/2014 5:59:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Tony Lee
    Vance McAllister, the Louisiana Republican who got elected to Congress on Saturday after being endorsed by Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, supports amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants. “We have to secure the borders, but (citizenship) has to be attainable for those people already here,” he told Thetowntalk.com before the election. “It has to be a tough path, but it has to be attainable.”
  • The war against American citizens

    04/08/2014 11:16:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Katrina vanden Heuvel
    In last week’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission , the Supreme Court was not a mere instrument so much as a blowtorch, searing a hole in the fabric of our fragile democracy. The American experiment seems to be run by a smaller and smaller control group as billionaires — like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson — get expanding seats at the shrinking political table. NASCAR drivers wear the corporate logos of their sponsors on their suits. The justices who sided with plutocracy ought to wear sponsorship logos on their robes, too. The all-out assault against campaign finance...
  • Barcelona university invents tool for measuring hate speech

    04/08/2014 12:29:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 08.04.12 @ 09:10 (Apr. 8) | Helena Spongenberg
    A team of academics in Catalonia have come up with a monitoring tool for xenophobic speech, something they say could be used at EU level too. Ricard Zapata-Barrero, professor of political and social sciences at Barcelona’s Universitat de Pompeu Fabre, and his colleague Gema Rubio Carbonero thought up the tool as a way for political parties to assess their own speeches and for civil society to scrutinize politicians. “Xenophobia is a construct,” says Zapata. He explains that political parties seek to divert public attention from the economic crisis by raising emotions and negative attitudes towards issues such as immigrants and...
  • Reid: GOP Senators Should Wear Koch Insignias

    04/07/2014 12:09:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    April 7, 2014 2:45 PM Reid: GOP Senators Should Wear Koch Insignias By Andrew Johnson The Senate should take a page from NASCAR and encourage its members to wear emblems of their donors, says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “Many Republican senators these days might as well wear Koch industries insignias,” the Nevada Democrat said on the Senate floor Monday. “While they don’t wear Koch industries ties and jackets, they display their sponsors proudly through their actions here in the United States Senate.” This was the latest in a series of Reid rants against the businessmen brothers. While on the...
  • Yes He Can, on Immigration

    04/06/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2014 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    If President Obama means what he says about wanting an immigration system that reflects American values, helps the economy and taps the yearnings of millions of Americans-in-waiting, he is going to have to do something about it — soon and on his own. It has been frustrating to watch his yes-we-can promises on immigration reform fade to protestations of impotence and the blaming of others. All Mr. Obama has been saying lately is: No, in fact, we can’t, because Republicans and the law won’t let me. Mr. Obama is correct when he complains that long-term immigration repairs have been throttled...
  • Moran on Pay Hike: Lawmakers Would Get 114.6% More Than Average Fed Worker

    04/05/2014 9:00:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 1:01 PM | Penny Starr
    Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) said on Monday that the $174,000 salary a member of Congress makes is not sufficient to live in the District of Columbia, even as he introduced legislation last month to raise the pay for federal workers by 3.3%—an increase that would provide a salary 114% less than the average made by lawmakers. “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told CQ Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity...
  • West Point cadets take journey through Jersey City's cultural melting pot

    04/05/2014 3:21:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal NJ.com ^ | April 4 , 2014
    In a sign of respect, cadets from the United State Military Academy at West Point removed their shoes and military caps as they entered the Muslim Federation of New Jersey in Jersey City this afternoon. --The cadets began their three-day cultural field trip Thursday. Before they end their journey tomorrow, the cadets will have visited Egyptian churches, various mosques and Islamic centers, Jewish synagogues, Mormon communities and more.
  • Hagel: US strongly committed to protecting Japan

    04/05/2014 2:53:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2014 4:19 AM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    Against the backdrop of Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday a key message he will deliver to leaders in Tokyo this weekend is that the U.S. is strongly committed to protecting Japan’s security. Hagel said it is understandable for nations to be concerned as they watch the events unfold in Ukraine, where Russian troops are still massed along the border. The issue reverberates in Asia where China, Japan and other nations are locked in bitter territorial disputes, including over disputed islands in the East China Sea. …
  • Startling: Every Government Agency Is Aggressively Pushing Obama’s Agenda

    04/04/2014 11:24:42 AM PDT · by drypowder · 29 replies
    The Independent Sentinal ^ | April 4, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Our government agencies have been completely politicized – every one of them. They are all working to move a leftist agenda FORWARD. Recent developments alone show the intensity of the effort from an unholy and illogical alliance between the EPA and the USDA to Fish & Wildlife seizing control over private lands. Just look at the news releases
  • 'Stinkburger' Is An Insight On Adolescent Presidency

    04/04/2014 7:54:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | IBD editorial
    Nonleadership: Fiscal catastrophe looms, thanks to out-of-control entitlement spending. But the man in charge responds to serious policy proposals like a fourth-grader. Cool, President "Stinkburger"! If the ultimate measure of a man really can be found not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but in times of challenge, then the man in the seat of power in this country falls short.
  • Hagel: Too soon to draw conclusions from shooting(!)

    04/03/2014 6:34:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 7:49 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says it’s too soon to draw any broad conclusions about safety at U.S. military bases after the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. He said Thursday that as the investigation unfolds, the Pentagon will continue to take a close look at any new lessons that can be learned from Wednesday’s tragedy and implement any needed changes to base security. …
  • Oregon State University pays $101,000 to settle suit over trashed conservative paper

    04/03/2014 2:24:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 03, 2014 | (With AP)
    Oregon State University has paid $1,000 plus $100,000 in legal fees to a former student to settle a lawsuit over the confiscation of distribution boxes for a conservative-leaning student newspaper. Supporters of the newspaper called The Liberty sued the school in 2009, alleging the university president and other school officials granted the official campus newspaper numerous bins while restricting The Liberty’s distribution. The suit alleged that school officials confiscated distribution bins for The Liberty and tossed them onto a trash heap. The bins, which contained copies of the paper, were allegedly removed without notice and thrown next to a dumpster....
  • Growing demand for US apartments pushing up rents

    04/03/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 2:40 PM EDT | Alex Veiga
    These are good times for U.S. landlords. For many tenants, not so much. With demand for apartments surging, rents are projected to rise for a fifth straight year. Even a pickup in apartment construction is unlikely to provide much relief anytime soon. That bodes well for building owners and their investors. Yet the landlord-friendly trends will likely further strain the finances of many renters. That’s especially true for the 50 percent of them who already spend more than one-third of their pay on rent. A 6 percent rise in apartment rents between 2000 and 2012 has been exacerbated by a...
  • Top Senate Dems still short on gun control votes

    04/03/2014 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 3:55 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Nearly a year after the Senate rejected an effort to expand background checks for gun buyers, top Senate Democrats said Thursday that they still lack the votes to successfully revisit the issue. A day after the latest shootings in Fort Hood in Texas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters, “I would like to be able to bring it back up, but I need some more votes.” …
  • Pa Dems: Raise minimum wage to $12 an hour

    04/03/2014 12:02:17 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    Fox 43 Central PA ^ | April 1, 2014 | Paul Smith
    <p>In legislative session today, state Sens. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware), and Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) introduced legislation, S.B. 1317, a bill that would end the allowance of a sub-minimum wage for employees who receive tips and raise the overall minimum wage to $12 an hour.</p>
  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

    04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Eighteen countries, including five of the world’s leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty’s entry into force. […] Five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters—Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain—turned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Among the hold-outs is the United States, the world’s largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in...
  • Adultery site big in Japan where marriage reigns (“Ashley Madison”)

    04/02/2014 10:14:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2014 12:54 PM EDT | Yuri Kageyama
    Ashley Madison, the world’s biggest online hookup site for married people, works only when monogamy is the rule on the surface but, deep inside, couples want to cheat. That’s why it is scoring big in Japan. The nation that prides itself on conformity and proper appearances reached a million users in eight and a half months, the fastest pace among any of the 37 countries where the adultery site operates. The previous record was Brazil at 10 months. The U.S., which has the biggest number of users at 13 million, took a year to achieve the one million mark. Spain...
  • ‘Hope cancer kills you soon’: Tolerant Left reaches out to Julie Boonstra

    04/01/2014 2:22:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 31, 2014 11:24 pm | Twitchy Staff
    Michigan mom and leukemia patient Julie Boonstra already had her run-in with the tolerant Left. Boonstra, who filmed an ad about her struggles with Obamacare for Americans for Prosperity, was targeted by Michigan Rep. Gary Peters, who threatened to sue her into silence. That wasn’t the end of the attacks, however. Slade O’Brien, southern regional director for AFP, shared this letter sent anonymously to Boostra. …
  • Unbelievable: Common Core Problem Asks Kids to Choose Two Amendments to Remove From Bill of Rights

    03/31/2014 1:58:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    IJReview ^ | 03/31/2014 | Emily Hulsey
    A mother in Arkansas has expressed concern over her daughter’s recent Common Core school assignment that asked her to remove and replace two of the first ten amendments of the Constitution. The team assignment stated that the Bill of Rights is “outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.” Here is a copy of the assignment:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE PHOTO The mother who spoke up said she was particularly troubled by the fact that her daughter’s Sixth Grade History class had received no prior training in civics or how to amend the Constitution, which may...
  • Common Core? What's that? Louisiana residents say

    03/31/2014 1:22:57 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | March 31, 2014 | Danielle Dreilinger
    Awareness of new Common Core education standards remains low in Louisiana, a statewide poll shows, almost a full school year into the standards rollout and three weeks into a legislative session in which Common Core is a central issue. Half of the respondents to the 2014 Louisiana Survey said they didn't know much about Common Core, with 29 percent saying they were not familiar with the standards at all. "While controversies over the adoption and implementation of the Common Core standards have been heated, they haven't penetrated deeply into public consciousness," write researchers at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication.
  • ‘Imperial Presidency’ Becomes Republicans’ Rallying Slogan

    03/31/2014 11:01:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 31, 2014 | ASHLEY PARKER
    COLUMBUS, Ga. — Republicans, poised for strong gains in the midterm elections, are offering starkly conflicting messages about President Obama to rally their voters. In one moment, they say the president is feckless and weak. But in the next, they say Mr. Obama is presiding over an “imperial presidency” that is exercising power that verges on dictatorial. So far, they are succeeding in having it both ways. Representative Paul Broun, Republican of Georgia, who has criticized Mr. Obama for “leading from behind” on foreign policy, stood before a gathering of Republican women here recently, his voice loud and deliberate, as...
  • Little Italy is on the brink of extinction

    03/30/2014 12:06:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2014 | 2:52am | Kate Briquelet
    A piece of New York City history is bidding arrivederci. Rising rents and changing demographics have driven Little Italy to the verge of extinction. Once a teeming neighborhood stretching 50 square blocks, it now barely covers three blocks of Mulberry Street—and even that strip is under threat. “You can’t rebuild Little Italy,” said Robert Ianniello Jr., owner of the famed Umbertos Clam House. “If we go away, it will never be here again. You can’t build an Olive Garden and say it’s Little Italy.” …
  • Millennials discover the reality of liberal government

    03/29/2014 11:27:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:13 PM 03/28/2014 | Salvator La Mastra
    When you get what you want, you find out it’s not what you need. That is what Millennials are experiencing right now as the liberal program they voted for in 2008 and 2012 is being implemented. […] Millennials are now seeing an America they cannot thrive in. The trillion-dollar stimulus and out of control government spending ushered in by liberal politicians produced few shovel ready jobs, while leaving per capita debt at $52,948. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2013 labor force participation rate of those in their twenties has hit the lowest level on record since 1981....
  • Common Core emerges as potent election issue for fed-up parents

    03/29/2014 11:17:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2014 | Ben Evansky
    Parents across the country may hold the key to this year’s mid-term elections as they vent their anger over the implementation of a controversial education achievement measure called the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the initiative in a bid, they say, to improve education standards in Math and English, and give new life to what many view as a sagging education system. Indiana recently voted to back out of Common Core. But many parents see the initiative as a bid by the federal government to take over the education system. They...
  • Hobby Lobby provided emergency contraceptives before they opposed them

    03/27/2014 12:02:35 PM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 56 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | March 27, 2014 | Brian Woodward
    It is quite hard to take the claims by Hobby Lobby seriously. The main drugs in question in the case brought before the Supreme Court are the emergency contraceptives Plan-B and Ella. One huge problem with this situation is that up until 2012, Hobby Lobby provided them as part of their insurance plan. Only when they realized that Obamacare was going to mandate this coverage did they suddenly become interested in not providing these drugs. In their initial complaint to the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Hobby Lobby stated, “After learning about the current HHS...
  • EPA Unveils ‘Largest Expansion’ of ‘Authority to Regulate Private Property’

    03/26/2014 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 25, 2014 - 6:09 pm | Bridget Johnson
    The Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled its proposed rule to bring natural and man-made bodies of water big and tiny under the purview of the Clean Water Act, sparking accusations that the administration has embarked on an unprecedented breach of private property rights without scientific basis. This launches a “robust outreach effort” to gather input in shaping a final rule over the next 90 days, the EPA said, maintaining that the rulemaking isn’t groundbreaking but a clarification effort needed to clearly define streams and wetlands protection after Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006. […] Senate Environment and Public Works...
  • Jimmy Carter: Religion Causes Unequal Pay Between Sexes

    03/25/2014 2:18:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 24 Mar 2014 10:03 PM | Jason Devaney
    Former President Jimmy Carter says the Bible is to blame for women’s making less money than men in the workplace. […] “That is really derived, I would say, indirectly from the fact that religious leaders say that women are inferior in the eyes of God, which is a false interpretation of the Holy Scriptures.” […] “It is disturbing to realize that women are treated most equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion,” he said. …
  • Arne Duncan: ‘Worth Considering’ Giving Athletes Free Grad School Education

    03/24/2014 7:12:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2014 - 11:44 AM | Melanie Hunter
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday said it was “worth considering” giving student athletes a free graduate school education in addition to the free ride they already get for undergrad. “Yeah, I think that’s really important. People talk about helping them graduate from college. Yes, they should do that, but M.B.A., you know Master’s, PhD, having some ability for the rest of your life to go back and get education. I think that’s something worth considering. Some folks are talking about the medical expenses long term. I think that’s a fair question on the table,” Duncan...
  • Police struggle with far-left Berlin protest (Germany)

    03/24/2014 1:51:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Mar 2014 10:48 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Cars were set alight and stink bombs set off after a far-left demo against “state repression” descended into chaos in Berlin over the weekend. Two policemen were injured and 17 protesters arrested in the 12-hour long police operation across the city, which saw almost 2,000 officers deployed. Organizers said they were protesting against heavy-handed police tactics such as those seen in Hamburg in early January, where disturbances led to a long crackdown and police restricted zone. Over the course of the weekend, an estimated 1,300 people took to the streets in Kreuzberg, Moabit and Friedrichshain including feminists, members of the...
  • DOJ to Supreme Court: Killing Human Embryo in Womb is Not Abortion

    03/23/2014 8:19:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 170 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 23, 2014 - 9:46 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The U.S. Justice Department is telling the Supreme Court that killing a human embryo by preventing the embryo from implanting in his or her mother’s uterus is not an “abortion” and, thus, drugs that kill embryos this way are not “abortion-inducing” drugs. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. The crux of the administration’s argument in this case is that when Christians form a corporation they give up the right to freely exercise their religion—n.b. live according to their Christian beliefs—in the way they run their business. It is in...
  • ‘BarackTology’: Bracket Ranks Obama Admin’s Scandals

    03/23/2014 7:47:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 23 2014 11:08 am
    CampusReform.org editor-in-chief Caleb Bonham asked students at George Mason University to rank the scandals of the Obama administration in a March Madness-style parody bracket. […] Bonham said the scandals that really resonated with college students were NSA collection of data, IRS targeting of conservatives, and the president’s failed promise that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” …
  • Schumer: Senate has votes for media shield law

    03/21/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 1:42 PM EDT | Donna Cassata
    A supporter of a bill to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal confidential sources said Friday the measure has the backing of the Obama administration and the support of enough senators to move ahead this year. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, spoke optimistically about prospects for the measure, identifying five Republicans who would join with Democrats and independents on a bill that he said would address a constitutional oversight. While the first amendment protects freedom of the press, “there is no first amendment right for gathering information,” Schumer...
  • In Bible epic revival, 'Noah' finds rough seas

    03/21/2014 11:04:51 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 211 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 21, 2014 10:59 AM (ET) | JAKE COYLE
    NEW YORK (AP) - In the beginning of their work together on "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise: "I'll never shoot you on a houseboat in a robe and sandals with two giraffes popping up behind you." Decades after Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" and "Ben-Hur," Aronofsky has renewed the tradition of the studio-made, mass-audience Bible epic, albeit as a distinctly darker parable about sin, justice and mercy. While much of his "Noah" is true to Scripture, it's nothing like the picture-book version many encounter as children.
  • Go home Uncle Sam, you’re drunk! Feds rang up $1.3M booze tab last year

    03/21/2014 9:37:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Philip Swartz
    Move over, “Animal House”; Hollywood’s got nothing on the federal government when it comes to buying booze. Federal spending records show the government spends seven figures a year stocking its cabinets with wine, beer and liquor. In fiscal 2013, the last year for which there are complete records, the government spent almost $1.3 million on alcohol, more than quadruple the $315,000 spent in 2005. The spending on liquor has increased over the years toward the $1 million mark, with 2013’s tab growing more than $400,000 over 2012. “You could say that Washington’s quite literally drunk on other people’s money,” said...
  • In Marion Barry, Mayor Gray gets what he deserves

    03/19/2014 9:25:35 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 19 March 2014 | Dana Milbank
    Embattled Washington Mayor Vincent Gray called in a notorious predecessor, Marion Barry, to prop up his reelection campaign Wednesday afternoon. Gray got exactly what he deserved. “Vince Gray,” Barry told a modest crowd in a church basement in Southeast Washington, “is a leader with a solid crack record.” The self-proclaimed mayor for life caught this Freudian slip. “Track record,” he corrected. Barry, now a 78-year-old City Council member in failing health, is, famously, the one with the crack record. Gray’s problems are of the campaign-finance variety. His lawyer has said he expects the mayor to be indicted in a federal...
  • Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know

    03/19/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/19/2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Three Los Angeles City Council members want city, state and federal groups to look into whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil and gas “well stimulation” played any role in the earthquake that rattled the city early Monday morning. The motion, presented Tuesday by Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin and seconded by Councilman Bernard Parks, asks for city departments to team up with the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, the U.S. Geological Survey and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to report back on the likelihood that such activities contributed to the 4.4-magnitude quake....
  • Salvation Army Settles Lawsuit on Religious Discrimination

    03/19/2014 12:29:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2014 | Sharon Otterman
    The Salvation Army on Tuesday settled a decade-old lawsuit that charged it with engaging in religious discrimination by requiring its government-funded social service employees to reveal their beliefs and to agree to act in accordance with the Christian gospel. As part of the settlement, approved by a federal judge in Manhattan, the Salvation Army will distribute to its New York employees who work in programs that receive government financing a document stating that they need not adhere to the group’s religious principles while doing their jobs, nor may they be asked about their religious beliefs. The Salvation Army, which is...
  • The utter collapse of human civilization will be ‘difficult to avoid,’ NASA funded study says

    03/19/2014 12:15:04 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 86 replies
    National Post ^ | 3/18/2014 | National Post
    After running the numbers on a set of four equations representing human society, a team of NASA-funded mathematicians has come to the grim conclusion that the utter collapse of human civilization will be “difficult to avoid.” The exact scenario may vary, but in the coming decades humanity is essentially doomed to some variant of “Elites” consuming too much, “resulting in a famine among Commoners that eventually causes the collapse of society.” That is, unless civilization is ready for one of two “major policy changes”: inequality must be “greatly reduced” or population growth must be “strictly controlled.” The apocalyptic pronouncements, set...