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  • Everytown: Trump and NRA are ‘completely out-of-step’ with American people

    02/04/2017 11:35:46 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 2/3/2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety was not happy about the National Rifle Association’s presence at a Wednesday strategy meeting at the White House, making their concerns known on social media. In a Thursday Facebook post, Everytown displayed a photograph of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre seated next to President Donald Trump and added the following critique of the pairing: A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, none of them are good. Just yesterday, NRA leader Wayne LaPierre sat right next to President Trump as he held his first meeting about his Supreme Court...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg Reveals 7-Point Plan To Eradicate "Misinformation"

    11/19/2016 6:37:42 PM PST · by Rockitz · 53 replies ^ | 19 November 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a message for his billion-plus users: "you're not capable of deciding for yourself what is 'news' and what is not, so we will do it for you." Facebook has been widely blamed - by the left-leaning mainstream media - for allowing the spread of online misinformation, amusingly much of it pro-Trump, but Zuckerberg has rejected the notion that Facebook influenced the outcome of the election or that fake news is a major problem on the service. "Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99 percent of what people see is authentic," he wrote in...

    10/20/2016 9:49:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    They distract and misinform you. They disinform you. They lie to you. They make you see—by lying or omission of truth—whatever they want you to see and believe Oh, hey! Of course, I don’t mean literally “death” to the media!. Hahaha! No. No, no, no. Yeah, no: I mean like when Iran’s Ayatollah said, “Death to America.” I only mean what he later said he actually really meant: “It goes without saying that the slogan does not mean death…this slogan means death to the…policies, death to arrogance.” Yes. Policies and arrogance.
  • Leaked document from major polling organization tells a different story: Donald is killing it!

    08/19/2016 10:44:01 PM PDT · by · 76 replies
    Oops! This leaked document from a major polling organization tells a different story. The Donald is killing it! Check out this leaked Public Policy Polling document describing the truth regarding what is really happening in the presidential race, in this case in Florida, which is a vitally important battleground state. The testimonial for PPP in the upper right hand corner of their website should tell you all you need to know about the biased, screwed up polling that has been going on in this race. The major polling organizations are clearly in the business of being paid to make a...
  • Trump Team, RNC To Meet at Pivotal Moment ('come to Jesus meeting' Friday in Orlando)

    08/11/2016 7:45:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies | 08/11/16 08:28 PM EDT | By Marc Caputo, Ben Schreckinger and Kenneth P. Vogel
    <p>Donald Trump’s campaign and top Republican Party officials plan what one person called a “come to Jesus” meeting on Friday in Orlando to discuss the Republican nominee’s struggling campaign, according to multiple sources familiar with the scheduled sit-down.</p> <p>Though a campaign source dismissed it as a "typical" gathering, others described it as a more serious meeting, with one calling it an "emergency meeting." It comes at a time of mounting tension between the campaign and the Republican National Committee, which is facing pressure to pull the plug on Trump’s campaign and redirect party funds down ballot to protect congressional majorities endangered by Trump’s candidacy.</p>
  • Donald Trump Confronted by Secret Service Over Second Amendment Comment

    08/10/2016 3:39:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 10, 2016
    The U.S. Secret Service says it has spoken to the Donald Trump campaign about Second Amendment comments the GOP nominee for president made yesterday that rival Hillary Clinton called a “casual inciting of violence.”
  • Is Hillary Clinton DYING? Leak exposes medical secret

    08/09/2016 4:27:25 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 156 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/9/2016 | David Drudge
    And now there appears to be a leak from a New York medical office that shows a diagnosis. According to the leaked document, Clinton was diagnosed with "Complex Partial Seizures, and Subcortical Vascular Dementia."
  • An Issue With the Republican Iowa Caucuses: What were the real vote totals?

    02/03/2016 5:45:03 AM PST · by xzins · 110 replies
    Reflection ^ | 3 Feb 16 | Xzins
    1. Wikipedia says: "The Iowa Caucus[1] is an electoral event in which residents of the U.S. state of Iowa meet in precinct caucuses in all of Iowa's 1,681 precincts and elect delegates to the corresponding county conventions." 2. Ted Cruz's ground game was said to be massive and the explanation for his victory. He had workers at all precincts. 3. Ted Cruz apologized for his workers spreading misinformation about Ben Carson dropping out of the race. Carson says this misinformation affected vote totals. 4. Cruz had 51,416--or 27.7 percent--of the votes. Trump was second with 45,245 or 24.3 percent...
  • New Vatican (Press office) Appointment (Greg Burke) Leaves Fr. Thomas Rosica's Position in Doubt

    12/27/2015 10:10:12 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 36 replies
    ChurchMilitant ^ | December 23, 2016 | Christine Niles
    VATICAN CITY ( - The Holy See Press Office has a new vice director. Greg Burke, former Fox News correspondent and a member of Opus Dei, has been appointed deputy spokesman for the Pope, as announced by the Vatican Monday. As of February 1, Burke --- a St. Louis, Missouri native ---will become the Pope's No. 2 spokesman, reporting directly to longtime head spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi. In addition to arranging press conferences and helping communicate information about Vatican activities, Burke will also step in for Lombardi when he is unavailable. The new appointment leaves the position of the current...
  • The Myth of Criminal-Justice Racism

    10/22/2015 9:23:42 PM PDT · by 100American · 9 replies ^ | October 22, 2015 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    The most poisonous claim in the dominant narrative is that our criminal justice system is a product and a source of racial inequity. The drug war in particular is said to be infected by racial bias. “Mass incarceration” is allegedly destroying black communities by taking fathers away from their families and imposing crippling criminal records on released convicts. Finally, prison is condemned as a huge waste of resources. Nothing in this dominant narrative is true. Prison remains a lifetime achievement award for persistence in criminal offending. Drug enforcement is not the driving factor in the prison system, violent crime is....
  • Be informed about the candidates, but be careful what you believe

    08/17/2015 7:38:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/15 | Herman Cain
    Misinformation voters In an election season, we often bemoan the low-information voter – the person who really doesn’t know that much about the issues or the candidates and goes to the polls having made a decision on the basis of trivia, or general feelings and impressions that don’t necessarily represent who the candidates really are or what they would do in office. There’s no way Barack Obama would ever have become president without low-information voters. But there’s another class of voters that may be just as dangerous, and perhaps we should call them the mis-information voters. They know a lot...
  • Israel Mossad: Obama, Kerry Lying On Iran

    01/22/2015 4:43:18 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 37 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 22, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 22, 2015 … The Israeli espionage agency, Mossad, in a rare public statement says that they do support Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s and US Congress’s effort to enhance sanctions on Iran. Misinformation spread by the Obama White House earlier today, using Bloomberg News, had stated that the Mossad did not agree with Netanyahu’s stance on placing tougher sanctions against Iran. Israel has argued that Iran is using “peace talks” as an excuse to develop both nuclear weapons and a delivery system for the nuclear weapons to attack Israel, Europe and the US....
  • Media Matters, the facts and me

    12/09/2014 7:24:36 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2014 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    With just one telephone call this year, Erik Wemple of the Washington Post was able to convince Media Matters to let me respond to their attacks on me in the comments section of their website — after they ignored my emails, telephone calls, numerous tweets and posts for seven years. Media Matters purports to correct misinformation that the “conservative” media puts out, but, ironically, they have systematically hidden comments critical of their work from their readers. They have a blog where it appears that conservatives and others can respond, but they don’t tell their readers that they have regularly removed...
  • Boehner voices support for emerging House immigration deal

    03/19/2013 11:42:24 AM PDT · by AuntB · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar. 19, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday voiced support for the work of a secretive bipartisan immigration coalition in the House, but he said Republican lawmakers must be educated on the issue before legislation can advance. A group of eight lawmakers — four Republicans and four Democrats — has been meeting privately for years to craft a comprehensive immigration overhaul, and they told Boehner and other Republican leaders last week that they were close to a deal. He also refused, as he has before, to weigh in on the contentious question of a path to citizenship for the illegal immigrants now...
  • White House: 'There Are No Unanswered Questions' On Rice's Involvement With Benghazi Misinformation

    11/27/2012 11:36:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2012 | staff
    Jay Carney told the White House press pool that the focus on Ambassador Rice is "misplaced" when investigating Benghazi. Carney said that "there are no unanswered questions" when it concerns Ambassador Rice, what she knew, and who gave her the information that was the basis of her comments on the Sunday shows the weekend after the attack on the US consulate in Libya.
  • Mitt Romney holds fundraiser with manufacturer of the Morning After Pill

    05/19/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 415 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    MIAMI, FLORIDA – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scheduled a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of Phil Frost, the executive of the company that makes the Morning After Pill, on Wednesday night. Plan B One-Step is produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals, Frost’s company.
  • The Real Unemployment Rate? It Sure Isn’t 8.3%

    03/09/2012 3:34:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Blog.American ^ | March 9, 2012 | Enterprise Blog
    Even if it were a legit number, the 8.3% February unemployment rate, released today by the Labor Department, would be simply terrible—and unacceptable. It would still extend the longest streak of 8%-plus unemployment since the Great Depression. The U.S. economy hasn’t been below 8% unemployment since Obama took office in January 2009. And back in May 2007, unemployment was just 4.4%. But, unfortunately, the true measure of U.S. unemployment is much, much worse. 1. If the size of the U.S. labor force as a share of the total population was the same as it was when Barack Obama took...
  • Iraq vet sought in killing of Rainier ranger is found dead

    01/02/2012 5:02:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 59 replies ^ | 1/2/12 | AP
    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. — An armed Iraq War veteran suspected of killing a Mount Rainier National Park ranger was found dead Monday, apparently killed by the cold overnight. A plane searching the remote wilderness for Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, discovered his body lying partially submerged in an icy, snowy mountain creek with snow banks standing several feet high on either side. "He was wearing T-shirt, a pair of jeans and one tennis shoe. That was it," Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said. Barnes did not have any external wounds and appears to have died due to the...
  • Sarah Palin accused of taking cocaine in new book

    09/14/2011 11:06:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies ^ | September 15 2011 | Nick Allen
    The allegations about the former Alaska Governor, who has been pursued by the tabloid press since running for the Vice Presidency in 2008, were originally published in the National Enquirer, which quoted publishing sources close to the book.

    09/13/2011 4:59:29 PM PDT · by libh8er · 272 replies · 1+ views
  • Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult (brace yourselves)

    09/09/2011 11:05:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Truth Out ^ | September 3, 2011 | Mike Lofgren
    Barbara Stanwyck: "We're both rotten!" Fred MacMurray: "Yeah - only you're a little more rotten." -"Double Indemnity" (1944) Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up the state of the two political parties in contemporary America. Both parties are rotten - how could they not be, given the complete infestation of the political system by corporate money on a scale that now requires a presidential candidate to raise upwards of a billion dollars to be competitive in the general election? Both parties are captives to corporate loot. The main reason the Democrats' health care bill will be...
  • Alabama church leaders filed lawsuit to stop new immigration law (Claim Law will stop Communion)

    08/10/2011 7:51:09 PM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies
    Blog ^ | August 01, 2011, 12:45 PM | Kent Faulk
    Alabama church leaders,..., Episcopal Bishop Henry N. Parsley, Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Baker and United Methodist Bishop William H. Willimon filed suit Monday, Aug. 1,2011, to stop enforcement of Alabama's immigration law. Leaders of the Episcopal, Methodist and Roman Catholic churches in Alabama filed a federal lawsuit this morning to stop enforcement of the state's new immigration law, which they say could strike at the core of their ability to worship. The lawsuit was filed by: the Rt. Rev. Henry N. Parsley Jr., bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Alabama; Rev. William H. Willimon, bishop of the...
  • W.H. warns of debt 'calamity'

    05/18/2011 4:08:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    W.H. warns of debt 'calamity' By ABBY PHILLIP | 05/18/11 4:12 PM Updated: 05/18/11 4:56 PM In an effort to clamp down on “misinformation” about the debt ceiling and to ratchet up the pressure on Congress to act, the Obama administration said Wednesday that there is no “Plan B” for the government if Congress fails to raise the borrowing limit. Unlike the budget standoff in March, where a plan would have gone into place if the government shut down, an administration official warned that there is no “secret plan” that would kick in if the government runs out of borrowing...
  • Media Matters Definition of ‘Misinformation’: Icky Old Opinions

    04/02/2011 11:37:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/2/11 | Lori Ziganto
    Evidently, the newspeak definition of ‘misinformation’ is actually ‘opinions with which I don’t agree’. According to Media Matters for America that is, as The Right Sphere points out. They use an example given in Howard Kurtz’s article “Partisan Organizations Use Sound Bite Warfare” wherein Kurtz describes the “bat signal” given out by MMFA. This coordinated attack sprung from Governor Mike Huckabee making a remark on a radio show about Natalie Portman’s pregnancy and how he thought she was “boasting” about unwed motherhood: Media Matters mission, and what presumably allows them the tax exempt 501(c)(3) status, is as follows: Media Matters...
  • Marxism, Socialism, Communism, and Obama

    10/09/2010 12:10:28 PM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 8, 2010 | Mike McDaniel
    “I don’t get it,” my friend said, shaking his head. “Obama is supposed to be so smart and such a brilliant politician … ” “Right,” I said. “So?” “So everything he has done or wants to do is a disaster! It’s all opposed by the majority of the American people. Even Democrats are running away from him as fast as they can. If he’s such a great politician, why does he keep doing things most people hate? And that’s not the worst part. When people complain, he calls them too dumb to appreciate what he’s doing for them!” Why indeed....
  • Brewer says misinformation plays role on every level with immigration law

    07/05/2010 12:20:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Although Arizona is the target of people and groups who say the state’s soon-to-be-enacted immigration law is wrong, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said, “I believe they are getting misinformation.” And, the incorrect information is coming from all levels, including the federal government, the Mexican government and groups who say they are protecting the rights of people who fear Senate Bill 1070 will lead to racial profiling, Brewer said Sunday. “We have a huge population that are illegal,” she said after arriving the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport. Brewer was one of the speakers at the annual Sierra Vista...
  • Team Uses Afghan Airwaves to Counter Flu Misinformation

    12/01/2009 5:35:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 231+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 2nd Lt. Natassia Cherne, USAF
    NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2009 – Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team servicemembers recently took to the airwaves to combat misinformation about the spread of the H1N1 flu virus here. Navy Lt. Jennifer Dreiling, a senior medical officer for the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, records a radio message on Radio Kalagush, a U.S.-funded Afghan radio station that broadcasts from Forward Operating Base Kalagush in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, educating locals about the H1N1 flu virus, Nov. 19, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Natassia Cherne  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Navy Lt. Jennifer Dreiling, team senior medical officer...
  • Official: Fort Hood shooting suspect not dead

    11/05/2009 8:13:58 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 66 replies · 2,179+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Nov 5, 2009 | Staff
    By American-statesman staff Thursday, November 5, 2009, 08:41 PM Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspect in the Fort Hood shootings, has not been killed and is in stable condition at a hospital, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said at a press conference at Fort Hood. He is in custody at an undisclosed hospital, Cone said. Col. Ben Danner said that the gunman was shot four times. He said he didn’t know where the man was hit, nor whether all four shots were fired by the same officer. Cone had earlier said that Hasan was killed in the incident. Three soldiers taken...
  • Deconstructing Global Warming by Richard S. Lindzen

    10/31/2009 10:55:50 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 14 replies · 1,394+ views ^ | October 26, 2009 | Richard S. Lindzen
    Deconstructing Global Warming Yesterday the Cooler Heads Coalition hosted Dr. Richard S. Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Video of Dr. Lindzen’s presentation, “Deconstructing Global Warming,” will be available shortly, but his power point presentation is online now. and Kerry Is Very Confused on Cap-and-Trade
  • Debunking the Misinformation Misinformation About Health Care

    08/19/2009 4:45:43 PM PDT · by aaronopine · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Aaron Opine Blog ^ | 8/19/09 | Aaron
    Accusations are flying about misinformation in the health care reform debate. President Obama, Democrats, and the drive-by media accuse Republicans, talk radio hosts, and “ignorant” conservatives of spreading lies about the House Bill (HR 3200) and their efforts to “reform” the system. Who’s telling the truth? A quick examination of motives could easily answer the question, but doing so would not give the truth much more credibility as the argument would invariably turn back to baseless accusations. Instead, I’ll go point-by-point through the talking points and reveal the truth more concretely.
  • Obama's Misinformation Campaign Health Care

    08/12/2009 4:34:16 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 17 replies · 617+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 05, 2009 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Over and over again President Obama has promised not to "mess with" private insurance for those who are happy with what they currently have. When challenged, he dismisses it as mere "scare tactics and fear-mongering." In an address to the American Medical Association in June, he accused his opponents: "let me also address a illegitimate concern that's being put forward by those who are claiming that a public option is somehow a Trojan horse for a single-payer system. . . . So when you hear the naysayers claim that I'm trying to bring about government-run health care, know this: They're...
  • BBC: Spy lifts lid on al-Qaeda

    11/16/2006 6:13:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 1,707+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 16 November 2006, 21:01 GMT | Gordon Corera BBC security correspondent
    It is rare to get an insider's perspective on the emergence of al-Qaeda. It is also rare to get a glimpse of the world of spies and agents. To provide both is incredibly unusual. Omar Nasiri - not his real name but one chosen to protect his identity - says he spent seven years working as an agent for European intelligence services and as an al-Qaeda operative, part of the time in the UK. He provides a unique insight into how al-Qaeda was far more organised, coherent and determined in the 1990s than was appreciated at the time. Jihad militants...

    05/17/2003 6:17:30 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 127 replies · 6,376+ views
    GlobeIntel and ^ | 5/15/2003 | Gordon Thomas
    MOSSAD'S KILLING MACHINE COMES TO BRITAIN A killing war between Israel's Mossad and Islamic fanatics came closer this weekend in Britain. The Israeli intelligence agency has sent four members of its kidon assassination squad to this country, to join fifteen other handpicked katsas, its relentless field agents. Their brief is to "disable" any of the "close to 50" British Muslims that the extremist Islamic group, Al-Muhajiroun, last week boasted were ready to carry out suicide missions similar to the one in Tel Aviv. Al-Muhajiroun spokesman, Asif Butt, said the 50 were "primed and ready to go". The threat was sufficient...
  • (Overt Propaganda) Report: Climate change is a major driver in the migration of tens of millions

    06/10/2009 6:43:33 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 22 replies · 788+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2009 | ARTHUR MAX
    BONN, Germany (AP) — Global warming is uprooting people from their homes and, left unchecked, could lead to the greatest human migration in history, said a report released Wednesday.
  • New Report Predicts "New Global Ice Age"

    03/23/2009 11:44:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 2,328+ views
    MARKET WIRE ^ | March 23, 2009 | NA
    ROCKVILLE, MD--(MARKET WIRE)--Mar 23, 2009 -- has announced the addition of Unit Economics' new report "The New Global Ice Age," to their collection of Energy/Environment market reports. For more information, visit Abstract of Unit Economics' Report: "New Global Ice Age""At first glance, a research piece predicting significantly colder weather seems rather bold. In reality, we're very confident about this report. That's because we are not so much predicting colder weather, but are instead observing it. More important, we're attempting to coax our readers to view recent weather data and trends with a neutral perspective -- unbiased by the...
  • API will now seek to have its place at the White House Press Briefing Room (LOL)

    01/26/2009 7:06:41 AM PST · by mnehring · 18 replies · 725+ views
    API ^ | Chief Scammer Korir
    It has been interesting following the American politics. API feared that the new president would easily impose leaders on  the Kenyan people. That fear has now gone after listening to the president’s inauguration address a number of times.The man is inclusive and he has demonstrated that when making appointments selecting even some politicians who were his critics.API has written a personal letter today to President Obama congratulating him for having demonstrated inclusiveness as soon as he took office.During the campaign, API was one of the media outlets that criticised the President and that brought many Americans to API site because...
  • Like a Virgin: The Press' Take [Mistake] On Teenage Sex

    01/06/2009 2:28:25 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 21 replies · 955+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 6, 2009 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    "Premarital Abstinence Pledges Ineffective, Study Finds," heralds the Washington Post. "Virginity Pledges Fail to Trump Teen Lust in Look at Older Data," reports Bloomberg. And on it goes. In other words, teens will be teens, and moms or dads who believe that concepts such as restraint or morality have any application today are living in a dream world. Typical was the lead for the CBS News story: "Teenagers who take virginity pledges are no less sexually active than other teens, according to a new study." Here's the rub: It just isn't true. In fact, the only way the study's author,...
  • So Much for the 'Looted Sites' [Iraq]

    07/14/2008 9:52:55 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 22 replies · 409+ views ^ | July 15, 2008 | Melik Kaylan
    A recent mission to Iraq headed by top archaeologists ... found that, contrary to received wisdom, southern Iraq's most important historic sites ... had neither been seriously damaged nor looted after the American invasion. This, according to a report by staff writer Martin Bailey in the July issue of the Art Newspaper. The article has caused confusion, not to say consternation, among archaeologists and has been largely ignored by the mainstream press. Not surprising perhaps, since reports by experts blaming the U.S. for the postinvasion destruction of Iraq's heritage have been regular fixtures of the news. Up to now ......
  • Wikipedia: Is free info all it's cracked up to be?

    07/09/2008 12:08:24 PM PDT · by abran770 · 34 replies · 141+ views
    Human Events ^ | 7/9/08 | Andrew Brandenburg
    Grilled cheese, World War II and fiduciary have one thing in common: if you “Google” them, each prompts a Wikipedia entry as the No. 1 result. Wikipedia is all too convenient, but of what value is it? What good is a stockpile of information if it’s unreliable and often incorrect, as many have said Wikipedia is? Since its launch in 2001, the “The Free Encyclopedia” has grown exponentially, offering a definition (or more) for almost every topic. Last spring the resource reached the 10 million article mark over a spectrum of 20 different languages in its attempt to “summarize all...
  • What's next for Texas' superhighway?

    04/20/2008 1:26:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies · 822+ views ^ | April 20, 2008 | Nolan Clay
    For years, Texas has been planning a privately financed super turnpike from Mexico to the Oklahoma border. But like rush-hour traffic, the plan for a Trans-Texas Corridor is only inching along. "It ran into a firestorm of controversy in Texas,” said Neal McCaleb, a former Oklahoma transportation secretary. Critics have a wide range of concerns about the corridor, which has a key stretch that would parallel Interstate 35. (Another stretch would extend from the Texarkana/Shreveport area to Mexico.) Particularly upset are landowners who may be in the corridor's path. The Texas Transportation Department calls many concerns myths. The department says,...
  • Iran's 1st Home-Built Nuclear Plant Ready in 9 Years:MP

    12/27/2007 4:49:36 PM PST · by america4vr · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Energy Daily ^ | December 24, 2007 | Staff
    Iran's first home-built nuclear power plant is scheduled to come online in around nine years, a top MP said on Monday, citing a report by the Iranian atomic energy organization. A Russian contractor is building Iran's first atomic power plant in the southern city of Bushehr but the 360 megawatt plant in Darkhoyen in the western Khuzestan province would be its first using domestic technology. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head of parliament's foreign affairs and security commission, said the conceptual design of the plant was finished last year and now the technical design had started which would finish next year. "According...
  • It is time to stop sourcing Wikipedia - List of Liberal bias and misinformation

    11/10/2007 10:36:50 PM PST · by Reform Canada · 67 replies · 1,101+ views
    <p>No where will you ever find Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah described as terror organizations by Wikipedia. Wikipedia will quote the US State Department or the United Nations Security Council as saying that they are terror groups, but Wikipedia itself will only describe these organizations as "militants."</p>
  • How to Avoid MRSA (Without the Media-induced Panic)

    11/01/2007 1:24:28 AM PDT · by 60Gunner · 144 replies · 2,050+ views
    11/1/07 | 60Gunner
    Okay, my friends. For the last week or so, the media have gotten Americans all worked up into a froth about this "deadly new bacteria" called MRSA. My ER is now inundated with frantic phone calls from people who have no idea what they are looking at, or what the disease really is. One charming woman (who clearly smoked wayyyyyyyy too much) called amid the throes of a panic attack because she found a pimple and was convinced beyond all attempts to reason with her that she was "gonna die of Melissa." "Ah, you mean MRSA." I corrected the hyperventilating...
  • Resistance is futile: You will be (mis)informed. (Iraq)

    10/22/2007 5:17:47 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 47 replies · 99+ views
    Michael Yon Online ^ | 22 October 2007 | Michael Yon
    All describe the bizarro-world contrast between what most Americans seem to think is happening in Iraq versus what is really happening in Iraq. Knowing this disconnect exists and experiencing it directly are two separate matters. It’s like the difference between holding the remote control during the telecast of a volcanic eruption on some distant island (and then flipping the channel), versus running for survival from a wretch of molten lava that just engulfed your car. I was at home in the United States just one day before the magnitude hit me like vertigo: America seems to be under a glass...

    10/16/2007 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 10 replies · 113+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | October 16, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    WHAT THE MEDIA SOMEHOW MISSED .... CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY Retired Army General Ricardo Sanchez made a speech to the military reporters and editors in Washington DC last Friday. The media was quick to quote General Sanchez .. but only selectively. You can read the text of General Sanchez' speech right here. I urge you to do so. After Sanchez finished the speech the reporters couldn't wait to share with the American people his assessment of the war in Iraq. To put it gently, his assessment wasn't mild. Try this quote: "There has been a glaring, unfortunate, display of...
  • Asterisk-Free Libertarianism--The Constitution For Dummies (i.e. Ron Paul Supporters)

    08/26/2007 6:30:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 157 replies · 2,395+ views
    Liberty Reborm ^ | 8-26-07 | JJ Jackson
    Asterisk Free Libertarianism (The Solution Ron Paul Missed) Well, it was predictable.   The talking points used by supporters of Ron Paul (i.e. Paulbots, Paulites, etc.) have now changed.You can always tell when the marching orders are given to a group by the sudden shift in the common language they use to refer to a certain situation.  It’s like when Rush Limbaugh compiles montages of several media types from different organizations all using the exact same (and often obscure) term or description for an event.  You know there was a memo sent out somewhere.Well the same thing has happened...
  • Army Denounces 3 Articles Written by GI

    08/09/2007 1:49:33 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 4 replies · 632+ views
    Associated Press/Peoplepc Online ^ | August 9, 2007 | Staff
    NEW YORK - A magazine gets a hot story straight from a soldier in Iraq and publishes his writing, complete with gory details, under a pseudonym. The stories are chilling: An Iraqi boy befriends American troops and later has his tongue cut out by insurgents. Soldiers mock a disfigured woman sitting near them in a dining hall. As a diversion, soldiers run over dogs with armored personnel carriers. Compelling stuff, and, according to the Army, not true. Three articles by the soldier have run since January in The New Republic, a liberal magazine with a small circulation owned by Canadian...
  • Hoekstra Blasts NY Times 'Lack of Honesty and Integrity'

    08/08/2007 9:04:16 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 4 replies · 615+ views
    Hyman Events ^ | August 7, 2007 | Staff
    Today, Michigan Republican Pete Hoesktra sent a scathing letter to NYT executive editor Bill Keller, detailing what Hoekstra called the Times' "...recklessness in repeatedly disclosing highly classified intelligence programs to enemies who seek to attack our nation," and the Times' coverage of the Foreign Intelligence Act amendments. Hoekstra said of the Times' editorial titled, "The Fear of Fear Itself," "The only real basis for "fear" here is the scare tactics being perpetuated by the Times, which has knowingly and willfully misrepresented the new law to scare the American people." READ THE WHOLE LETTER HERE Mr. Bill Keller Executive Editor The...
  • Al Gore Alleges Climate Change Misinformation

    08/07/2007 6:21:31 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 1,267+ views
    Al Gore alleges climate change misinformation By agencies Last Updated: 5:01pm BST 07/08/2007 A huge public misinformation campaign funded by some of the world's largest carbon polluters is aimed at disputing the scientific consensus on global warming, former US Vice President Al Gore has claimed. Gore said the world is approaching a tipping point that will see an acceleration in efforts to fight climate change "There has been an organized campaign, financed to the tune of about $10m a year from some of the largest carbon polluters, to create the impression that there is disagreement in the scientific community," Gore...
  • A Call for Internet War Against Islamic Terrorism

    07/19/2007 11:51:49 AM PDT · by jveritas · 151 replies · 7,329+ views
    July 19 2007 | jveritas
    Dear Patriots Many of us are not fighting the islamic terrorists on the battlefields of Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere but for sure we can fight them on the internet. We should seek the shut down of any known terrorist website and forum to deliver a shocking and devastating psychological blow to the islamic terrorists and more importantly to destroy a major tool if not the major tool of their communications. As regular folks we have less legal challenges facing us to force a terrorist website shut down than if a government law enforcement agency tries to do it, so this...