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  • Study Finds That Men Like Nice Women, But Not the Other Way Around

    07/29/2014 10:08:24 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 25JUL2014 | Paula Mejia
    Scientifically, nice (heterosexual) guys might actually finish last. A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin recently found that while men were attracted to nice-seeming women upon meeting them, women did not feel the same way about men. Researchers from the University of Rochester, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel investigated a possible mechanism explaining why women and men differ in their sexual reactions with receptive opposite-sex strangers.
  • First a Trucker Threw a Beer Bottle at His Mustang - Just the Start of This Guy’s VERY Bad Day

    07/29/2014 8:05:29 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-29-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsThis young man's really bad day began when a truck threw a beer bottle at the passenger door of his adored Mustang. And it only got worse from there. Shortly thereafter he got pulled over for speeding, and told the officer about the beer bottle. But during his long wait while the officer checked the truck, and then his license, insult was added to injury, as a truck smashed into the back of his pulled over Mustang. In the photo above you can see him look towards the heavens, asking “Why?” But it got even worse...the driver was uninsured! WATCH:...
  • De Blasio voted for luxury building ‘poor door’ [Dem favors separate doors for rich and poor]

    07/29/2014 4:58:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2014 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials denouncing “poor door” entrances for subsidized tenants in luxury buildings actually voted in favor of a measure that made such separation possible, a Post review found. When the lengthy text of a zoning resolution was amended by the City Council in July 2009, then-Councilman de Blasio — who arrived late to the meeting — was among the majority who voted “Aye.” One provision said developers of market-rate condos could include affordable units on site, instead of off site, while allowing for the separation of a number of services that included the entrances. But...
  • Abortionist: Botched Abortion on 22-Week Unborn Baby Was Done “in Good Faith”

    07/29/2014 1:25:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Abortionist Steven Chase Brigham was in a New Jersey court on Friday seeking to persuade a judge to allow him to keep his last remaining medical license, which is currently under suspension after the discovery of his secret illegal bi-state late-term abortion scheme in 2010. Brigham’s attorney, Joseph Gorrell, asked Administrative Law Judge Jeff Masin to consider “good faith” motivations for Brigham’s actions that nearly cost at least one young patient her life. corinna-and-celeste-21b“’Good faith’ and ‘Brigham’ are two terms that don’t belong in the same sentence. Brigham has such a sordid – and heavily documented — history of abortion...
  • Real Unemployment Rate Is at Least 18 Percent

    07/29/2014 7:32:40 AM PDT · by khelus · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Peter Morici
    Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by the lack of decent job openings, having quit altogether. They are neither employed nor looking for work. Only about half of the drop in the adult participation rate may be attributed to the Baby Boom generation reaching retirement age. Lacking adequate resources to retire, a larger percentage of...
  • NYPD officer pictured 'putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling'

    07/28/2014 5:33:47 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 68 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller's neck in the Saturday incident. Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold. The NYPD told MailOnline that it is currently investigating the incident.
  • Hillary shocks CNN: Says George W. Bush made her proud to be an American, takes a swipe at Obama

    07/28/2014 4:59:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 66 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 7/28/14 | Richard Berkow
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton strayed from the typical playbook Sunday, when she praised former President George W. Bush and took pot shots at her former boss while discussing U.S. foreign policy.
  • Leading Liberal Website Falls For Fake Story About Michele Bachmann

    07/28/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:54 PM 07/27/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Think Progress, a website operated by the liberal Center for American Progress, failed to vet a phony story which claimed that Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann proposed “Americanization” labor camps for Central American unaccompanied children. “I’m calling on all of us, Obama and Congress and everyone, to chip in and build special new facilities…‘Americanization facilities,’ if you will,” Bachmann said, according to Think Progress, which has since corrected its embarrassing flub. […] Think Progress published the erroneous story on Sunday but corrected it and issued an apology after another liberal website, the Raw Story, pointed out the massive hoax. […]...
  • US Marines Fight Norwegian White Death Ski Troops

    07/27/2014 8:45:05 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7. jul. 2009 | US Marine Corps
    I made this film 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle in North Norway. The US Marines were practicing as part of a NATO exercises with elite Norwegian ski troops. This scene shows how they got into the remote area where the exercises took place.
  • BDS: The Attempt to Strangle Israel

    07/27/2014 2:58:17 PM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies
    Video by Alan Dershowitz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTuTL8aCx6k
  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Once Again Ties Subsidies to State-Based Exchanges

    07/27/2014 2:21:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | John Sexton
    Did Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber make the same mistake twice? A new audio clip finds him once again explaining that Obamacare subsidies are tied to state health exchanges. A clip of Jonathan Gruber circulated last night in which he states that Obamacare subsidies are tied to the existence of state exchanges. This statement is extremely problematic for the law's supporters because it appears to confirm the view of plaintiffs in the Halbig case, i.e. that only state-exchanges were intended to deliver subsidies. This morning Gruber told the New Republic's Jonathan Cohn that he doesn't know why he said it at...
  • Israel and Palestine, an animated introduction.

    07/27/2014 11:06:26 AM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y58njT2oXfE
  • Ebola kills senior doctor at Liberia’s largest hospital, health official says

    07/27/2014 10:41:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The Associated Press, ^ | Published on Sun Jul 27 2014 | Jonathan Paye-Layleh
    MONROVIA, LIBERIA—One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, as an American doctor was treated in the West African country after contracting the disease, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the spread of the deadly virus. Dr. Samuel Brisbane is the first Liberian doctor to die in an outbreak the World Health Organization says has killed 129 people in Liberia, and more than 670 in several West African countries. A Ugandan doctor working in the country died earlier this month. ... Dr. Kent Brantly, an American helping respond to the...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    07/27/2014 10:28:14 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    July 27, 2014 | Faith
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee. Psalm 122:6
  • Michael Moore, movie-making critic of capitalism, has nine homes [$50 million net worth]

    07/26/2014 1:44:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Filmmaker Michael Moore, the outspoken political activist whose documentary-style movies frequently condemn capitalism, reportedly owns nine different homes — including a $2 million mansion in Torch Lake, Michigan. The Smoking Gun first reportedMr. Moore’s house collection. Among Mr. Moore’s homes are the 10,000-square-foot lakefront residence in Michigan and a condominium in Manhattan that was once split into three separate condos, the Detroit News reported. He also owns seven other residences at various locations. Mr. Moore’s holdings were revealed in divorce papers from his wife of 22 years, Kathy Glynn. CelebrityNetWorth.com lists the couple’s collective wealth at $50 million.
  • In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

    07/26/2014 5:44:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 26, 2014 2:00 AM EDT | Kelvin Chan and Jack Chang
    As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift. Then, in June, the renovated tower came to life, flashing giant Chinese characters that some in Hong Kong saw as a warning. “People’s Liberation Army,” it said.Many in this prosperous city had already feared that Hong Kong’s future as an open society as well as a semi-autonomous part of China was in jeopardy in the face of...
  • 3 men pull out guns outside of Rouses after man tries to shoplift steak, Mobile police say

    07/25/2014 9:30:49 PM PDT · by boycott · 37 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Theresa Seiger
    MOBILE, Alabama -- On Friday afternoon a tense scene played out in front of the Rouses Supermarket on Theodore Dawes Road. Three people drew their guns after a reported theft, a Mobile Police Department spokesman said. Donnie James Moore, 60 had shoplifted steaks from the grocery store before officers arrived at 12:20 p.m., according to MPD. When a loss prevention officer tried to stop him, Moore shoved past him. Moore made it to his car, where he grabbed a gun. He pulled it on the officer, MPD spokesman Officer Terence Perkins said. The loss prevention officer stepped back and pulled...
  • The Worrying Vacuity Of Hillary Clinton

    07/25/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 19 replies
    The Dish ^ | 7/24/2014 | Andrew Sullivan
  • ‘Galaxy Quest’: The Oral History

    07/25/2014 6:18:00 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 74 replies
    MTV ^ | 7/23/2014 | Jordan Hoffman
    “Never give up, never surrender!” That’s the hokey battle cry spoken by fictional Commander Peter Taggart, but it also easily applies to the long journey to get the beloved cult film “Galaxy Quest” to the screen. In 1999 Mark Johnson, already an Oscar winner for “Rain Man,” was an independent producer with a deal at DreamWorks Studios. Johnson’s scouts had come across a screenplay called “Captain Starshine” that, by all accounts, wasn’t particularly good, but which had that killer “what if” hook. Basically: what if the Thermians – a group of goofy space aliens – misconstrued old episodes of a...
  • Most Of The Earth's Species Are About To Be Destroyed In A Giant Mass Extinction

    07/25/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/25/14 | Lauren F Friedman - businessinsider.com
    Approximately 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs went extinct, 75% of the planet's many species went with them. It was the world's fifth, and most recent, mass extinction event. Now, according to a July 25 review in the journal Science, the Earth seems to be at the cusp of a sixth mass extinction. Only this time, an asteroid is not to blame. We are. "Human impacts on animal biodiversity are an under-recognized form of global environmental change," the team of ecologists and biologists warn in Science. "Among terrestrial vertebrates, 322 species have become extinct since 1500, and populations of...
  • Senate Hearing : Tax Credits are available for State Exchanges Only

    07/25/2014 3:26:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Senator Baucus explains how The Affordable Care Act sets conditions where Tax Credits are available for State Exchanges Only
  • Being a US Citizen is of ZERO benefit when competing for jobs based on current immigration law

    07/25/2014 8:34:19 AM PDT · by ChiefJayStrongbow · 13 replies
    Since 1986, the law of the land allows ANYONE that is here to compete for YOUR job and being a citizen has ZERO benefits. If a foreigner gets a work visa or some other visa, or is granted refugee status, etc. they can compete against you for jobs. And employer's are obligated to hire them. From the EEOC website.Citizenship Discrimination & Workplace LawsThe Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate with respect to hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, based upon an individual's citizenship or immigration status. The...
  • Obamacare’s Architect Agreed That Only State Exchanges Could Offer Subsidies

    07/25/2014 6:49:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | July 25, 2014 | Veronique de Rugy
    "What’s important to remember politically about this is if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits—but your citizens still pay the taxes that support this bill. So you’re essentially saying [to] your citizens you’re going to pay all the taxes to help all the other states in the country. I hope that that’s a blatant enough political reality that states will get their act together and realize there are billions of dollars at stake here in setting up these exchanges. But, you know, once again the politics can...
  • ObamaCare Author: If A State Doesn't Set Up An Exchange, It's Citizens Don't Get Tax Credits

    07/25/2014 6:46:43 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 25, 2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    Full title: ObamaCare Architect Jonathan Gruber: "If You're A State And You Don't Set Up An Exchange, That Means Your Citizens Don't Get Their Tax Credits" Questioner: You mentioned the health-information Exchanges for the states, and it is my understanding that if states don’t provide them, then the federal government will provide them for the states. Gruber: Yeah, so these health-insurance Exchanges, you can go on ma.healthconnector.org and see ours in Massachusetts, will be these new shopping places and they’ll be the place that people go to get their subsidies for health insurance. In the law, it says if the...
  • On January 18, 2012, Obamacare author Jonathan Gruber said subsidies only apply to state exchanges

    07/25/2014 6:40:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 18, 2012 | Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare author
    On January 18, 2012, before the Halbig lawsuit was filed, Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who helped write the Affordable Care Act, said, "What’s important to remember politically about this is if you're a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don't get their tax credits." Link set to start video at 31:25, the relevant point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtnEmPXEpr0&feature=youtu.be&t=31m25s
  • Desperate Hunt for Contagious Homeless Man in California Who Refused to Have Tuberculosis Treatment

    07/25/2014 5:26:09 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 9 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    A desperate hunt is underway in Northern California for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk. County health officials asked prosecutors to seek the warrant, in part, because Rosas Cruz comes from a part of Mexico known for its drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. Taylor, who did not know the status of Rosas Cruz's residency, said he is not interested in punishing him through the criminal court system. Rather, Taylor said he is using the courts to protect the public's health. By law, health officials can't force a patient to be...
  • September in July: Big cold front to bring stellar weather next week

    07/24/2014 9:05:23 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    WaPo ^ | 24JUL2014 | Jason Samenow
    Following in the footsteps of the record-setting cool air mass in mid-July, a second blast of air with polar origins will invade the eastern U.S. to close July. Like the original, the sequel will be glorious. This taste of September may not be quite as strong mid-July’s version, but should produce temperatures 10-20 degrees below normal across a large swath of the eastern U.S. by early Tuesday.
  • Twice As Many Americans Say Obamacare’s Hurting Them As Say It’s Helping

    07/24/2014 7:26:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The number of Americans that Obamacare’s hurting is double the amount it’s helping, according to a Wednesday CNN poll. Thirty-five percent of adult American respondents said they’re worse off under the auspices of Obamacare, while just 18 percent say they’re better off. While a plurality of Americans think the health care law hasn’t had much of an effect on them so far, the feeling that the health care law is hurting families is far more prevalent. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/23/twice-as-many-americans-say-obamacares-hurting-them-as-say-its-helping/#ixzz38RXoqWzp
  • Glenn Beck’s audacious defense against Boston Marathon bombings defamation suit

    07/24/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Terrence McCoy
    On April 15 of last year, a thin kid with a bright smile named Abdulrahman Alharbi decided he would stop and watch the Boston Marathon for a few minutes. A Saudi Arabian studying English in Boston, he had heard of the famous marathon, but wanted to see it in the flesh, he later explained to one journalist. Ten minutes later, he witnessed what he first mistook for fireworks. --snip-- Alharbi, like numerous others in the chaotic few hours following the deadly bombings, was questioned by police. They asked for his Facebook password. He gave it to them. They asked to...
  • Loud Americans: Villagers answer cafe ban on visitors

    07/24/2014 4:01:33 AM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 July 2014 | Staff reporter
    The business community in an Irish village has hit back at a cafe owner who has refused to serve "loud Americans". Peter Fitzgerald of Waterville, County Kerry, annoyed villagers when he posted a notice in his cafe banning coach parties and loud Americans. The story went viral on social media and was picked up by dozens of newspapers around the world. The village, however, has assured all, loud or not, of a warm welcome. Business people and residents took to the streets on Tuesday to send out a strong message to visitors. Albert Walsh, chairman of Waterville Business Association, said:...
  • Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso

    07/24/2014 3:12:38 AM PDT · by csvset · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 July 2014 | Staff
    Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso. Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, the airline is quoted by Algeria's state news agency as saying. The passenger airliner, last seen at 0155 GMT, was bound for the Algerian capital Algiers, it added. Flight AH 5017 had 110 passengers and six crew on board, officials said. "In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," Air Algerie officials, quoted by APS news agency, said. The plane is chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair. In a...
  • Old technology in NSA age: Typewriter sales surge in Germany

    07/23/2014 7:09:30 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies
    RT.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Unknown
    Earlier in July, German politicians said they were considering going back to old-fashioned manual typewriters for confidential documents, in order to protect national secrets from American NSA spooks. Patrick Sensburg, chair of the German parliament’s inquiry into alleged NSA spying, said committee members are considering new security measures and are seriously thinking about abandoning email and returning to old school typewriters.
  • Sutter County (CA) Votes for State of Jefferson

    07/23/2014 7:06:45 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 21 replies
    appeal-democrat.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Andrew Creasey
    Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:11 am By Andrew Creasey/ acreasey@appealdemocrat.com Sutter County is now an official supporter of the movement to secede from California and create a new state called Jefferson. The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday supporting a declaration and petition to the Legislature to redress a lack of representation and for the possible formation of a new, separate state. The resolution also reserved the right to place the issue to a vote of Sutter County citizens at a future election. As in past supervisor meetings when the issue was on the agenda, the...
  • Unbelievable: The liberal PC police are now going after Thomas the Tank Engine

    07/23/2014 6:38:45 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 40 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cameron Khansarinia
    We’ve grown accustomed to senseless liberal logic insinuating that anything that has to do with the color spectrum is somehow racist or racially charged, however; the most recent attack by The Guardian filth-spiller, Tracy van Slyke, is so stupid it just made me chuckle. Check out what she said about the demonic Thomas the Tank Engine. From The Guardian: For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump...
  • Sorry Billy, If You Like 'Thomas The Tank Engine', You're a RACIST! (Liberal insanity)

    07/23/2014 5:08:05 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-23-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsIt's all about race.Everything, that is. Just when you think it's ok for your child to enjoy an innocent, wholesome cartoon that has been thrilling little tikes for seven decades, you find out that it's -- what else? -- RACIST! That is, according to the ridiculous screed of Tracy van Slyke, of The Guardian, which is so stupid it just must be a joke. Right? Wrong! She's serious. Check out what she said about the evil Thomas the Tank Engine: For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to...
  • Chikungunya continues to spread across the U.S., infecting nearly 600

    07/23/2014 4:58:43 PM PDT · by mykroar · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Meredith Engel
    More cases of chikungunya, a painful virus spread by mosquitos, are being reported across the country. The Centers for Disease Control has listed a total of 497 cases in the U.S. in 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 197 locally transmitted. Examiner.com reports that other state and local health agencies noted 40 cases, bringing the total to 537. The outbreak is due to a recent epidemic that started late last year in the Caribbean. The first two locally transmitted stateside cases were reported in Florida late last week. "The arrival of chikungunya virus, first in the tropical Americas...
  • Germany puts 700,000 WWI docs online

    07/23/2014 3:36:07 PM PDT · by fso301 · 23 replies
    The Local ^ | 07/23/2014 | Staff Writers
    More than 700,000 records relating to WWI, as well as photos, films and audio recordings were made accessible on a new portal on the Federal Archive's website. The collection includes private material as well as files of military and civilian authorities, records left by politicians and military officers, documentaries and propaganda films. Access to the complete archive is free. The archive will also help people compiling family histories, say curators, since it has extensive information about locations where individual soldiers served. It also contains letters written to and by combatants in the war, which began on July 28, 1914, and...
  • Moody's downgrades Atlantic City general obligation bonds to junk status

    07/23/2014 2:28:38 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/23/2014 | CNBC.com staff
    Moody's Investors Service downgraded the general obligation bonds of Atlantic City, New Jersey to "junk" status on Wednesday, citing the struggling casino town's declining tax base. The credit rating service cut the city's underlying rating to "Ba1" from "Baa2." It affects $245 million in outstanding debt.
  • Box-Office Slump: Hollywood Facing Worst Summer in Eight Years (Obama effect?)

    07/23/2014 10:23:50 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 106 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07/23/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    Less than six weeks before Labor Day, hopes for recovery at the North American summer box office have evaporated. The season is expected to finish down 15 to 20 percent compared with 2013, the worst year-over-year decline in three decades, and revenue will struggle to crack $4 billion, which hasn't happened in eight years. As a result, analysts predict that the full year is facing a deficit of 4 to 5 percent.
  • Lerner Computer Damage May Have Been Intentional: Camp

    07/22/2014 11:33:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    yahoo.com/The Fiscal Times ^ | July 22, 2014 | Rob Garver
    In a sensational press release issued Tuesday afternoon, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) claimed that he had evidence that the Internal Revenue Service destroyed a computer belonging to a key figure in the IRS targeting scandal despite being told by experts that its data was recoverable. Camp also insinuated that the original damage to the computer was done intentionally.
  • Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive Was ‘Scratched’ Then ‘Shredded’

    07/22/2014 11:31:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was “scratched” and the data on it was still recoverable. But the IRS did not try to recover the data from Lerner’s hard drive, despite recommendations from in-house IRS IT experts to outsource the recovery project. The hard drive was then “shredded,” according to a court filing the IRS made to House Ways and Means Committee investigators.
  • Kanye West: Celebrities Treated Like Blacks in 1960s

    07/22/2014 9:26:44 PM PDT · by This Just In · 22 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 21, 2014 | Christian Toto
    The most jaw-dropping comments from Kanye West's just-released interview with GQ Magazine wasn't that he confirmed giving a 45-minute toast to himself on his wedding day.
  • Sarah Palin Helps Cast The View – Tammy Bruce As ‘Anti-Rosie’?

    07/22/2014 6:53:22 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    http://nikkifinke.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Nikki Finke
    The best way on TV to shut up a loudmouth is with another loudmouth. I’ve learned that Tea Party advocate Tammy Bruce – the outspoken nationally syndicated radio show host, author, and Fox News talking head – is being considered for a hosting slot on The View as the so-called "anti-Rosie". What makes this especially interesting is that Bruce reportedly was suggested to the show by Sarah Palin. "I don’t think Sarah Palin is being considered to be a panelist on the show. I think she’s working behind the scenes to help them cast the conservative," an insider tells me....
  • Separate Entrances for Rich and Poor in Heavily Democratic NYC District

    07/22/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com: Big Government ^ | 7/22/14 | William Bigelow
    Over the weekend, New York City, defying those who think such a move is insulting to the poor, approved a move by the developer Extell to build a separate entrance at an Upper West Side condominium for its affordable housing tenants.
  • GLAAD Study Finds Lack Of LGBT Images, Offensive Content In Films From 7 Studios

    07/22/2014 8:24:28 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    GLAAD’s has released its second annual Studio Responsibility Index that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2013 calendar year: 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Sony Columbia, Universal Pictures, The Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers. GLAAD found that of the 102 releases from the major studios in 2013, 17 of them included characters identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. It found that the majority of these characters were minor roles or cameos, and that many of these were outright defamatory representations in...
  • UKRAINE: Trajectory of missile that hit Malaysia Airlines plane crash

    07/22/2014 6:31:30 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 58 replies
    U.S. issued trajectory missile that hit MH17 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtJlw6OCcAA810y.jpg
  • Deadly home invasion in Carrick reported near set of Hollywood film (2nd. Amendment triumphs again)

    07/22/2014 6:05:48 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 26 replies
    WPXI ^ | 07/22/2014 | uncredited
    CARRICK, Pa. — A deadly home invasion was reported in Carrick early Tuesday morning near the set of a Hollywood movie being filmed in the area. Police said the invasion happened around 2:20 a.m. on Merritt Avenue. Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson reported that the victim opened fire on the two men accused of breaking into his home, killing one and critically injuring the other. Detectives said the men demanded the victim’s belongings, but instead he pulled out a shotgun and opened fire. Investigators said one of the men tried to run away after he was shot, but fell as he...
  • SARAH PALIN DRIVES STAKE THROUGH HEART OF 'TRUE BLOOD' PRODUCERS

    07/22/2014 5:07:31 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 47 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | 22 Jul 2014, 4:31 AM PDT | by TONY LEE
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin rejected overtures from True Blood's producers for a cameo role on the conservative-bashing vampire show. Her instincts proved to be correct after Sunday's HBO episode in which Republican women were once again demeaned when one of the lead characters said in horror, "Oh my God, I'm a Republi-c*nt." Palin told Breitbart News after she heard about the misogynistic episode that she simply wondered, "'True Blood' or true gall?" "The brilliant minds of 'True Blood' were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman...
  • Obama says there’s more than one ‘authentic way of being black’ (NOT satire)

    07/21/2014 7:56:45 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    oneamericanews.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told a group of young black, Hispanic, Native American and Asian men on Monday that they need be proud of their backgrounds and draw strength from their cultures, but ignore people who accuse them of “acting white.” Obama shared the advice to the young men as part of his “My Brother’s Keeper” program that is marshalling private and public resources to help more boys from minority groups succeed, a program that he views as an important part of his legacy.
  • Citing ‘racist views,’ tribe cancels Nugent show

    07/21/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2014
    WORLEY, Idaho — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."