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  • What Liberals Think

    10/31/2014 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/14 | James Sharpe
    The list goes on. And the liberal drumbeat goes on right along with it. I know, that’s a good one, isn’t it? As a conservative, it is impossible to get inside the mind of a liberal. But think about it for a minute. What makes these people tick? What makes a person believe in every kind of cockamamie idea known to man – and profess these ideas as gospel? The even bigger question is this: How can a reasonably well-educated person fall lockstep into an ideology that supports everything from abortion-on-demand to policies that allow every Tom, Dick & Harry...
  • Oh, Boy (Woman dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus. - Slate)

    10/21/2014 5:04:18 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 26 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/21/14 | Emily Yoffe
    Q. My Sister’s Parenting: My sister has this idea that she shouldn’t confine her son to traditional gender stereotypes. Recently she started dressing him in feminine clothing. He is 4 years old and gets teased at his day care and has expressed many times how much he hates his dresses and pink tutus. She keeps telling him the other children are wrong to tease him and he should be proud of dressing that way. What can I say to her without insulting her parenting skills? A: Your sister’s behavior will not have your son embrace her ideals of gender fluidity,...
  • #Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue

    10/20/2014 3:44:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 56 replies
    Got News ^ | 10/20/2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Ebola’s ebola czar called overpopulation the top leadership concern of the world, Gotnews.com has learned. Democratic operative Ron Klain and his wife, Monica Medina, spoke with a Georgetown interviewer in 2008. Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern Video clip“I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said. “We’ve got to find a way to make...
  • Why a travel ban wouldn’t work

    10/16/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT · by Mariner · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 16th, 2014 | By HEATHER CAYGLE and KATHRYN A. WOLFE
    he political momentum for a travel ban on West African nations continued to swell Thursday, but health and transportation experts were uniform in saying it wouldn’t stem the spread of Ebola — and could do more harm than good. That hasn’t stopped politicians and pundits — ranging from House Speaker John Boehner to former Obama press secretary Jay Carney — from calling for a travel ban. The appeal is obvious: It sounds like a no-brainer to build an infectious-disease moat around the U.S., blocking some flights and barring people who come from the countries suffering the worst Ebola outbreaks. But...
  • School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclusive to Transgender

    10/08/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT · by tje · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2014 1:50 PM | Katherine Timpf
    A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead. “Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at Lincoln Public Schools. “Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.
  • Report reveals the scope of substance use and mental illness affecting the nation

    New SAMHSA report shows that 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) illicit drug users – 9.4 percent of this age group. Marijuana was by far the most commonly used illicit drug with approximately 19.8 million current users aged 12 and older. In terms of other illicit drugs, the report indicates that among those aged 12 and older, there were 4.5 million current nonmedical users of prescription pain relievers (1.7 percent), 1.5 million current cocaine users (0.6 percent), 595,000 methamphetamine users (0.2 percent), and 289,000 current heroin users (0.1 percent). Although an estimated 22.7 million persons...
  • What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?

    09/29/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT · by oblomov · 54 replies
    New Republic ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | Cass R. Sunstein
    Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History by Richard J. Evans (Brandeis University Press) As everyone knows, the supreme court 
ruled six–three for Al Gore in the great dispute over the Florida recount in 2000. As everyone also knows, Gore emerged as the ultimate victor in that recount, and with his poetic and moving inauguration address he managed to unify a badly divided nation. For a long period, the Gore years continued the peace and prosperity established under President Clinton, punctuated by the successful prevention of an apparent terrorist plot in 2001, by the enactment of health care reform in 2003 (mocked...
  • Study: Conservatives and liberals smell different

    09/17/2014 7:58:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/16/14 | Bonnie Kristian
    A new study from the American Journal of Political Science indicates that different political affiliations may actually correspond with different body odors. The researchers, led by Brown University political scientist Rose McDermott, found that conservatives and liberals smell dissimilar. While the difference is small, it is apparently significant enough that we subconsciously prefer the scent of those who vote like we do. "It appears nature stacks the deck to make politically similar partners more attractive to each other in unconscious ways," the researchers wrote.Previous research has found a number of other political view correlations with unknown degrees of biological and...
  • 7 women working tirelessly to attack equal rights for women (barf alert)

    09/15/2014 8:12:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    salon ^ | Amanda Marcotte,
    A lot of people assume the term “female misogynist” is an oxymoron. How can a woman be opposed to the fight to help women achieve equality? The sad fact of the matter is, as long as there has been feminism, there have been women who find it personally advantageous to reject feminism and instead argue for continuing social systems that perpetuate women’s inequality, male dominance, and even violence against women. (There were even plenty of women who were willing to argue against women’s suffrage back in the day.) Here is a list of nine women who have made a career...
  • Abortionist not disturbed by seeing mutilated children “not deluded about what this process is”

    08/26/2014 6:08:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 8/25/14 | Lauren Enriquez
    A recent story at Esquire chronicled the abortion practice of Willie Parker, an abortionist who commutes from Chicago to Mississippi to commit abortions at the state’s last abortion mill. Mississippi is devoid of any abortionists of its own who are capable of obtaining hospital admitting privileges, a requirement now mandated by law in several states. Consequently, Parker — who boasts an unusually clean record for an abortionist, and was able to obtain privileges nearby — travels to the South to fill in.Esquire calls Parker’s practice a “ministry,” playing off of the abortionist’s professed Christianity. The author chose to conclude the...
  • The Kotex Lobby: Feminist, Liberal Media Demand ‘Free Tampons’ For All

    08/13/2014 7:20:28 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 101 replies
    It’s the terminus point of modern feminism: make the deeply personal very publicly political, and get someone else to pay for it! If one man is keeping you in the style to which you’re accustomed, you’re a kept woman – perhaps even [shudder] a stay-at-home mom. But if your sugar is funneled from thousands of hapless tax payers through a legion of faceless bureaucrats, you’re a tower of feminist self-determination. Fight the power, sisters! Demand government tampons! “This is less an issue of costliness than it is of principle,” she later admitted, because “menstrual care is health care.” To back...
  • Dumb Things Feminsts Say (Caught On Social Media)

    08/09/2014 1:29:59 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 14 replies
    Poletical ^ | August 1st, 2014 | R. Rados
    The world of feminism is a strange one. Some of us might see the cause as lost and irrelevant, while others might see it as an essential part of equality. There may have been a time when feminism served its purpose in North America, but it's difficult to justify its need today, especially since most of the archaic laws that barred women from doing basic things have been abolished. Since women won the right to vote and become CEOs, modern feminism seems to have deteriorated into mindless sophistry. From advocating for free contraception to complaining about "cat calling" and exaggerating...
  • Art exhibit opens conversations about gun violence

    08/08/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT · by digger48 · 17 replies
    wthr ^ | Aug 08, 2014 | Steve Jefferson,
    INDIANAPOLIS - An eye-opening art exhibit on gun violence is about to open at the Central Library downtown. Artist James Pate and exhibit organizers expect the art to spark some serious conversations because of what it shows. "It just makes you think a little bit and sparks your thought process," said Chaz Holder. Holder is one of a group of Crispus Attucks High School students who got a first look at the provocative exhibit. The students' visit was also training for grown-ups who will serve as exhibit tour guides. "The hope is to engage the youth in the community in...
  • BREAKING: Senate report exposes the movement as cash machine controlling the EPA

    07/30/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA A new report was released today by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, and it is damning. All this time that climate skeptics are accused of being in the employ of “big oil” is nothing more than a projection of their own greed. Some excerpts: Over 7.9 BILLION in funding between these groups.
  • Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools

    07/30/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 07/28014 | Breitbart
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV's Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I'm not a military planner but Hamas puts it's missiles, it's rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Thomas the Tank Engine had to shut the hell up to save children everywhere (Racist train!)

    There are many terrible children's programs through which parents must suffer during their child's young life. For every Sesame Street, there is an annoying Caillou or an acid-trippy Yo Gabba Gabba. But Thomas and Friends is – or was – the one show with enough subversive messages to make me turn it off for good. My son, now three-and-a-half years old, thankfully never never went through a manic train fascination like so many other children. But once in a while, he'd get a bug in his brain to watch Thomas, and every time I sat and watched with him, I...
  • Why We Stuck With Maliki -- And Lost Iraq [Important read!!]

    07/05/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/05/2014 | Ali Khedery
    <p>"The crisis now gripping Iraq and the Middle East was not only predictable but predicted — and preventable. By looking the other way and unconditionally supporting and arming Maliki, President Obama has only lengthened and expanded the conflict that President Bush unwisely initiated. Iraq is now a failed state, and as countries across the Middle East fracture along ethno-sectarian lines, America is likely to emerge as one of the biggest losers of the new Sunni-Shiite holy war, with allies collapsing and radicals plotting another 9/11."</p>
  • Is There a Brain Region Associated with a Belief in Social Justice?

    06/17/2014 7:31:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 17, 2014 | Anale Newiitz
    Is There a Brain Region Associated with a Belief in Social Justice? Some people believe that we could live in a just world where everybody gets what they deserve. Others believe that's impossible. Now, neuroscientists say they have evidence that the "just world hypothesis" is a cognitive bias that's connected with a specific part of the brain. This does not mean there is a "social justice center" in your brain. What neurologist Michael Schaefer and colleagues discovered is that there is a slightly different pattern of electrical impulses shooting through the brains of people who believe in a just world....
  • Transgendered priest to give sermon at Washington National Cathedral

    06/09/2014 12:18:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 93 replies
    http://m.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | 06/09/2014 | Meredith Somers
    The Washington National Cathedral is welcoming the first openly transgendered Episcopal priest to its altar this month. The Rev. Cameron Partridge, a transgendered man, is set to give the June 22 sermon at the cathedral, a fixture in the D.C. skyline and one of the nation’s most well-known houses of worship. “We at Washington National Cathedral are striving to send a message of love and affirmation, especially to LGBT youth who suffer daily because of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” Mr. Hall said. “We want to proclaim to them as proudly and unequivocally as we can: Your gender identity...
  • Vanity: Typical Google: Just link to commemorate D-Day

    06/06/2014 6:38:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Google ^ | June 6, 2014 | Me
    One needs to squint to see the small link. At least Bing has a photo of a memorial on one of the beaches. For a country that has given untold wealth to the founders of google they sure hate this country and its achievements.
  • Maureen Dowd’s Weed Candy Experiment Personifies White Privilege

    06/04/2014 4:26:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    Maureen Dowd, author of “Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk”, speaks during a panel discussion during a luncheon at the Book Expo America convention, Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey) I never smoked marijuana before, and Maureen Dowd‘s haphazard experience with a weed-laced candy bar in her Denver hotel room certainly isn’t motivating me to book a plane ticket to what is soon to be dubbed the “Mile High State.” The New York Times columnist was in Colorado reporting on the state’s first months of legalized marijuana use when she decided to take what she later learned...
  • Threat Charge Dropped for Marathon Hoax Suspect

    06/04/2014 3:21:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/3/14 | AP/Bos Globe
    BOSTON (AP) — A bomb threat charge has been dropped against a man accused of placing a backpack with a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of last year’s deadly bombing. Suffolk County district attorney’s spokesman Jake Wark said Tuesday the state could not prove Kevin Edson communicated a clear threat with an explosive device.
  • Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

    05/27/2014 7:28:34 AM PDT · by Theoria · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 May 2014 | Jon Hamilton
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $26 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain. The goal of the five-year program is to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which are common among service members who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan."We've seen far too many times where military personnel have neuropsychiatric disorders and there's very few options," says Justin Sanchez, a program manager at DARPA.DARPA is known for taking on big technological challenges, from missile defense to creating...
  • GOP House Candidate Apologizes For Saying Dems Behind Most Mass Shootings

    05/19/2014 5:16:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Samantha Lachman
    A Republican challenging Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) apologized Monday for saying a vast majority of the perpetrators of mass shootings are Democrats. At a candidate forum on Saturday, rancher Gary Kiehne said, "If you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people," The Arizona Daily Star reported. "So I don't think you have a problem with the Republicans," Kiehne added, according to the paper.
  • The Words "Boko Haram" Have Become Nigeria's National Synonym for Fear

    05/10/2014 5:05:03 PM PDT · by Enchante · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | May 8, 2014 | James Verini
    One Nigerian official's wish for Boko Haram: "Find them, kill them." ....... "I love this about America," he said with a tone of, if not love, then certainly reverence. "Find them, kill them. Don't wait for judicial manipulation." As the parents of the kidnapped schoolgirls become more desperate, and their protests in Abuja grow larger, he may be repeating those four words to himself like a mantra.
  • ‘Pothole vigilante’ of Saint John, N.B. ordered to unfix the road craters he fixed

    05/10/2014 4:30:33 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | May 9, 2014 | Josh Visser
    A Saint John, N.B. man has reached local hero status after a blown tire led to a blowout with the city because the auto body shop owner decided to fix potholes on his street, only to be told to undo the work or face a fine. Three weeks ago, Mike Defazio blew out a tire after hitting a foot-deep pothole on Broadway Avenue at Simpson Drive, where he owns an auto body shop. The next day, while working outside his shop, he watched a hearse try to navigate around the pothole on the way to a funeral and the 60-year-old...
  • Houston Authorities Searching For ‘Serial Defecator’

    05/08/2014 12:19:27 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | Staff
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Deputies with the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office say a man has been terrorizing a neighborhood in the Woodland Heights area of Houston by going to the bathroom in several yards at night. “We’ve had reports from six to eight neighbors out there that someone is actually coming into their yard and defecating — generally on their driveways,” said Sgt. J.C. Mosier. Authorities believe the unknown man is committing the act between 1:00 and 4:00 a.m., but a motive for crimes has not yet been established. “I think the neighbors are laughing about it, but that’s...
  • Parents Begin Hormone Therapy on 9-Year-Old ‘Transgender’ Boy

    04/30/2014 8:35:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/30/2014 | RHONDA ROBINSON
    “It just comes down to love. I mean, if you love your child then you should do anything in the world for your child. And it’s as simple and as pure as that.” This is not parental love. This is misguided, tragic indulgence. It’s as simple and pure as that. Parental love prepares a child for adulthood–momentary happiness has little to do with it.Parental love sees beyond what a child currently wants, or thinks he wants, and gives him what he needs. What this child needs is unconditional love and a chance for his brain to mature and his...
  • Randi Rhodes Quitting Radio, Slams Ex-Colleagues Maddow, Franken on Way Out

    04/26/2014 1:37:58 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 117 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 26, 2014 | Jack Coleman
    The vast arid wasteland known as liberal radio is becoming even more barren. Loose-cannon lefty Randi Rhodes is pulling the plug on her show. News of Rhodes' impending departure came in a terse statement from Premiere Networks, which broadcasts her show through 35 affiliates -- "[We] can confirm that Randi Rhodes has decided to end her national radio program. We've had a successful partnership with Randi for several years and we wish her all the best for the future. Premiere Networks will conclude syndication and production of Randi Rhodes on May 16, 2014." (Audio clips after the jump) Rhodes spent...
  • Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Reached the End Of The Road?

    04/16/2014 12:00:15 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 98 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 15, 2014 | Rick Ungar
    (Snip) At long last, it appears that Rush Limbaugh has run out of steam. I have to acknowledge that I have sensed Rush getting by on fumes for some time now (yes, I tune into his show from time to time to enjoy his broadcasting skills if not his message). However, it was only recently that the world of Limbaugh crossed that thin red line from partially serious to total self-parody and audience deception—a line crossed from which there is often no return. It happened on the occasion of Stephen Colbert’s appointment to fill David Letterman’s soon to be vacated...
  • Transgender, women’s rights advocate and prominent Twitter engineer charged with rape

    04/11/2014 10:55:50 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 43 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 4/11/2014 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    A prominent advocate for transgender and women’s rights in the tech world has been charged with raping her wife, The San Francisco Examiner has learned. Dana McCallum, a senior engineer at Twitter who speaks and writes about women’s and transgender rights and technology issues, was arrested Jan. 26 and booked into County Jail on suspicion of five felonies, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
  • The Unites States Military Afraid To Discharge Deviants

    04/06/2014 2:31:38 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 8 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/06/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
    And, I do have a sensitivity toward people in the military as well as civilians who have developed some sort of "nervous condition." I was medevaced out of Vietnam after 16 months there while serving  in the Marine Corps. At that time, if an enlistee even looked cross-eyed at a superior officer, or showed any sort of deviance - they would be "quickly and efficiently" jailed, hospitalized, or just booted out of the military. IOW soldiers like the most recent Fort Hood killer Ivan Lopez would have stuck out like a sore thumb in yesterday's military, but not in...
  • Study: Spoiled, wealthy college students more likely to support terrorists

    03/21/2014 7:16:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/20/2014 | Scott Greer
    The story of the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev shocked the American public consciousness and made many ask: how could a person with a good education from a well-off family turn out to be a terrorist?
  • Four characteristics to beware of "The Internet Liberal

    03/19/2014 10:05:23 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    If tracking and describing internet wildlife like something out of National Geographic then liberals would probably be classified in the following way.
  • Chrissie Hynde's daughter 'superglued herself to fellow fracking protester'

    02/11/2014 7:51:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Chrissie Hynde's daughter 'superglued herself to fellow fracking protester' Natalie Hynde, whose father is musician Ray Davies, is on trial for the incident at the main gate of energy firm Cuadrilla's test drilling plant near Balcombe, West Sussex By Hayley Dixon, and agencies 2:26PM GMT 11 Feb 2014 Natalie Hynde, the daughter of The Kinks singer Ray Davies and The Pretenders' star Chrissie Hynde, superglued herself to a fellow anti-fracking protester outside the main gate of an exploratory oil drilling site, a court has heard. Miss Hynde, 31, and Simon Medhurst, 55, are jointly charged over the incident at the...
  • 9/11 Truther Rosie O'Donnell: My Son Joined the Military to 'Annoy' His 'Left-Wing' Mother

    02/07/2014 2:33:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 7, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Returning to The View seven years after departing in an angry, liberal tirade, Rosie O'Donnell sat down with Barbara Walters and some of her former colleagues on Friday. Updating everyone on life since the show, she revealed that Parker, her now 18-year-old son, will be attending the Citadel. The 9/11 truther snapped, "...How do you annoy your left-wing liberal pacifist mother? You become a big military man." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] O'Donnell admitted she interrogated her son as to why he made such a decision and he responded, "Only in America, mom, could somebody like you who came from...
  • Could YOU live without toilet paper? Meet the women who choose to wipe with a reusable piece..

    01/29/2014 8:16:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 105 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2014 | Margot Peppers
    For most Americans, toilet paper is an absolutely necessary grocery list item, but some women are opting out for both economic and environmental purposes. In a HuffPost Live discussion, bloggers Angela Davis, Kathleen Quiring and Makala Earley explain why they've decided to go paperless, revealing that it's not as messy or unhygienic as it may sound. 'It is definitely possible,' insists Mikala, who says she and her husband stopped using toilet paper about a year ago. 'It is almost seen as a necessity [and] it doesn't have to be, and it's been a lot of fun to learn how to...
  • 35.5% of Disability Beneficiaries Have ‘Mental Disorder’; 43.2% in D.C.

    01/28/2014 9:45:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 28, 2014 - 2:07 PM | Ali Meyer
    “Mental disorder” is the leading “diagnostic group” for disabled people receiving federal disability insurance benefits, with 35.5 percent of all disabled beneficiaries having such a disorder, according to the latest Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program. The report provides a statistical profile of the 10,088,739 disabled beneficiaries who were receiving federal disability benefits as of December 2012. Those 10,088,739 disabled beneficiaries were almost double the 5,044,388 disabled beneficiaries who had been in the program as of December 1995. In Washington, D.C., according to the report, 43.2 percent of disabled beneficiaries as of December 2012 had been...
  • Toure: Playing In Snow Is "Dancing On The Deck Of The Titanic" Because Of Climate Change

    01/23/2014 2:31:39 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 35 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 1-22-2014
    TOURE: "...... I’m sorry, I can only do so many fun, awe-struck stories about the weather and the extraordinary weather events without saying this is because of climate change. That's why we're having all of these extraordinary weather events and we don’t talk about it enough. When a quarter of America thinks these are not caused by human activities. When we act like all this is fun, you know what we are doing? We’re dancing on the deck of the Titanic."
  • Animal Exceptionalism / Morally Irrelevant

    01/21/2014 5:21:07 AM PST · by Heartlander · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 20, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    Animal Exceptionalism Morally Irrelevant The attack on human exceptionalism these days is unremitting–and highly ideological. The latest assault on our uniqueness comes from Edge.org, which asked the world’s supposedly most “brilliant minds” to come up with ideas that should be retired in science. Harvard professor (of course!) Irene Pepperberg–oh, so predictably–argues that the time has come to reject human uniqueness. Based on what? Pepperberg makes the obvious point that different animals also have remarkable capacities. From her essay (republished in the Guardian): Yes, humans do some things that other species do not – we are indeed the only species to...
  • A New Kind of Racism?

    01/10/2014 10:23:58 AM PST · by Rich21IE · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JAN. 9, 2014 | MASHA GESSEN
    "The day after that conversation, my 12-year-old daughter took her toddler brother to a playground, only to return very soon and very shaken. This park is Harlem in miniature. There are two playgrounds, less than 300 yards apart, an old basic one and a new shiny one. In the new playground, well-dressed toddlers of different races, most of them minded by dark-skinned nannies, played together. At the old one, a few black kids played while their older siblings kept reluctant watch. A couple of drunken men loitered nearby. Apparently, one of them had lashed out at my daughter, calling her...
  • Adam Lanza's Computer Contained Files on Mass Shootings, Pedophilia Advocacy

    12/30/2013 9:27:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Among the thousands of documents Connecticut police released December 27 related to the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary, the contents and files of Adam Lanza's computer include files on mass shootings, mass murders, pedophiles' rights, and a man/boy love story. According to police reports contained within the documents, Lanza's laptop computer contained "hundreds of bookmarks," a number of which were for "mass murder killing spree" and "mass murders." His desktop had a "document written showing the prerequisites for mass murder spreadsheet." Lanza's desktop also had a "document written advocating pedophiles' rights" and a "screenplay or script describing a relationship...
  • Georgetown Professor: Loving Jesus 'Interestingly Homoerotic'

    12/25/2013 6:44:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/24/13 | Elisha Krauss
    Michael Eric Dyson tells Joy Reid the Bible could be viewed as homoerotic. ...The Ed Show was guest hosted by MSNBC contributor Joy Reid, who kicked off the show discussing Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's comments about homosexuals...Reid welcomed Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, whom she praised for his knowledge on American history and Biblical theology. Reid started the segment saying that the Bible can be manipulated to support any argument. She admitted that the Bible views the act of homosexual activity as a "sin" but also said, in her opinion, that the Bible is also anti-Christmas trees. Reid used...
  • Planned Parenthood Releases 'Twelve Days of Contraception' Christmas Carol

    12/25/2013 11:05:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dr. Susan Berry
    Staff members of the Arizona affiliate of Planned Parenthood are celebrating the season by changing the lyrics of the traditional Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” to accommodate the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood Arizona says it "wants to wish everyone happy holidays and a wonderful 2014!" They add, "We hope you will enjoy this original song written by staff and performed by volunteers. And, if you want to know more about the different types of birth control mentioned in the song, visit www.ppaz.org."
  • Airline sorry for 'H8GAYS' confirmation code

    12/17/2013 3:43:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/17/2013 | Oliver Smith
    Jeff White discovered the code after checking in for a Delta Air Lines flight from Pensacola, Florida, to Albany, New York, earlier this month, the Washington Post reports. “At first I didn’t think I read it right,” Mr White, a student at the University of West Florida, told the newspaper. “I was worried that another customer might think I somehow picked that code. If I were a gay male, I might have thought that a Delta worker purposely gave me that code, and that would have made me extremely uncomfortable.” Delta Air Lines apologised for any “concern or misunderstanding”, but...
  • Colorado teenage gunman had 'very strong beliefs about gun laws' and Republicans

    12/14/2013 7:31:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 122 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/14/13 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    He was bullied for his outspoken opinions and didn't care much for Republicans. Karl Pierson, 18, who stormed his Colorado high school brandishing a shotgun and bearing hatred for his debate coach, critically injured a 15-year-old fellow student before shooting himself to death Friday afternoon as he was cornered by heavily armed police. "He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff," said junior Abbey Skoda, who shared a class with Pierson during her freshmen year, The Denver Post reported. "I also heard he was bullied a lot." After undergoing surgery Friday, the injured girl was listed in critical,...
  • How to Say Sorry to Sarah Palin

    12/07/2013 9:17:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | December 6, 2013 | Playbook Readers
    Each Friday, Politico Magazine picks the political scandal of the week, and our colleague Mike Allen asks Playbook readers to weigh in with their crisis-management expertise, both professional and otherwise. This week’s scandal: the spectacular implosion of Martin Bashir, the MSNBC daytime host who resigned Wednesday as controversy mounted over his remarks about former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Here’s what got him in trouble: On his Nov. 15 broadcast, Bashir called Palin "a world class idiot" because she made a comparison to slavery while discussing U.S. debt to China. The host then read an excerpt from the diary of a...
  • Mommy, the Drone’s Here! [Mo Dowd]

    12/04/2013 11:39:52 AM PST · by seanmerc · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3 Dec 13 | Maureen Dowd
    The novelty of flying cars never materialized. But flying novels are right around the corner. If you aren’t nervous enough reading about 3-D printers spitting out handguns or Google robots with Android phones, imagine the skies thick with crisscrossing tiny drones.
  • Conservatives believe Liberals are misguided but can be rationed with.

    12/03/2013 6:14:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    <p>Remember Sandra Fluke, the 30-year old student who got her 15 minutes of fame last year by becoming the poster child for subsidized birth control?</p> <p>She’s fortunately faded away, but the issue is still with us because the courts are being asked to decide whether government has the right to coerce people into decisions that violate their religious values.</p>