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  • This Is Not Normal

    02/02/2017 10:29:13 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    The Slot ^ | February 2, 2017 | Prachi Gupta
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  • Evidence is clear: Sexism swayed presidential vote

    01/18/2017 5:25:35 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jim Gogek
    The 2016 presidential election produced the biggest voter gender gap on record, with women preferring Hillary Clinton by 12 percentage points, while men preferred Donald Trump by 12 percentage points. Was that sexism, or just voter preference?
  • Authorities Investigating Video Showing Dog Chained to Trailer Driving 70 mph Florida Highway

    01/13/2017 3:08:27 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Julia Jacabo
    WATCH Authorities Investigating Video of Dog Chained to Crate on Florida Highway (video) Authorities in Florida have launched an investigation after a video emerged on Facebook of a dog chained to the top of a crate being towed by an SUV driving at least 70 mph. Palm Coast resident Brenna Cronin, 24, shot the video Wednesday afternoon in Flagler County as she and her boyfriend were driving southbound on I-95 toward Daytona Beach. In the video, a dog is seen standing on top of the crate, which contained at least one other animal, while a Chevrolet Tahoe pulls the trailer...
  • Reboot America: Step Back From the Brink Before It's Too Late

    07/12/2016 5:55:03 AM PDT · by Clioman · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Obama and the progressive elite were not satisfied merely with exonerating the clearly guilty Hillary Clinton of charges that would have sent any mere mortal to the slammer. They had to shove it in our faces. The AG met with Bill Clinton. Then the FBI director laid out a devastating case, followed by an “and…nope.” Then President Faily McWorsethancarter swept her away in Air Force One – at our expense – to campaign with her and even placed her at a podium with the presidential seal while the liberal media thrilled and quivered. This is beyond mere corruption. This is...
  • Eight "New Normal" Charts That Are Insanely Abnormal--and Dangerous

    05/07/2016 11:30:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 03 May 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Anyone questioning the sustainability and rightness of The New Normal is immediately attacked by the mainstream-media defenders of the crumbling status quo. Not only is everything that broke in 2008 fixed, everything's going great globally, and anyone who dares question this narrative in a tin-foil hat conspiracy nut or simply an annoyingly doom-and-gloomer who recalcitrantly refuses to accept the positive glories of official statistics: low unemployment, rising valuations of stock market Unicorns, etc. But the New Normal is anything but normal; all the readings of artificial life-support and manipulation are off the charts. If the New Normal were indeed a...
  • Report: Mitsubishi Motors to end US production

    07/23/2015 11:48:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2015 2:44 AM EDT
    Japanese media reports say automaker Mitsubishi Motors has decided to end production in the U.S. to focus on Asian markets. […] The company sold only 82,000 vehicles in the United States last year, less than one percent of the total market. …
  • At Sea in an Alien Culture, Where ‘Normal’ Is Defined as ‘Deviant’

    05/26/2015 8:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2015 | Quinn Hillyer
    Some of us now struggle to recognize the culture we live in. We are profoundly baffled and greatly disturbed by what seems like a complete inversion of values. The zeitgeist looks at actions that to us seem utterly unremarkable and treats them as major social sins or even illegalities. Yet when other actions strike us as jaw-droppingly outrageous or corrupt, the larger culture shrugs without concern. If nearly half the culture acts and believes in ways that are alien to us, but they are backed by the establishment media hordes, then we in the other half feel utterly adrift...
  • A Vatican Mulligan? (CDF's "Humanum" Conf. to reaffirm traditional man-woman marriage)

    11/09/2014 11:39:40 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 07, 2014 | John Paul Shimek
    The logo for the "Humanum" conference, to be held held November 17-19 at the Vatican’s Pope Paul VI Hall. (Photo: In golf, a “do-over” is a called a “mulligan”. At the Vatican, might it be called a “post-synodal conference”? October’s Synod on the Family proved disappointing to many. Fraught with controversy and confusion, some believe church leadership missed an opportunity to propose clear and effective doctrine. Reportedly, bishops raised their voices. One pounded his fist on his desk in disgust. But a year out from next fall’s summit, some Vatican leaders are already trying to retake important ground,...
  • Global warming requires more frequent rethink of 'normal' weather: U.N. (seriesly!!)

    07/09/2014 9:30:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/9/14 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - The baseline for "normal" weather used by everyone from farmers to governments to plan ahead needs to be updated more frequently to account for the big shifts caused by global warming, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday. The WMO's Commission for Climatology believes rising temperatures and more heatwaves and heavy rains mean the existing baseline, based on the climate averages of 1961-90, is out of date as a guide, the WMO said in a statement. "For water resources, agriculture and energy, the old averages no longer reflect the current realities," Omar Baddour, head of the...
  • Mad scientist gets his hands on power of God

    02/02/2014 7:40:49 AM PST · by Epistolizer · 14 replies
    An analysis pointing out the intersection of transhumanism and the occult.

    05/17/2013 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 81 replies
    So, I woke up this morning, and the birds were singing, the sun was shining and all was right in the world. The high today is supposed to be 78°, with a slight chance of cooling.  I drove into work, where everyone is paid according to their ability, and I didn't see any illegals anywhere, because they've all been deported and the new Immigration laws have closed our borders and made sure no one can or will break the laws to get in illegally again.  And it especially helps since they put in that new moat with alligators down there......
  • First Picture Of Captured Terror Suspect Released [Caution: Graphic image]

    04/19/2013 7:22:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 189 replies
    The 19-year old Dzhokhar has seen better days...
  • The cold that keeps spreading! Midwest sees Spring transform into Winter weather

    03/25/2013 1:24:47 AM PDT · by Windflier · 65 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 24 March 2013 | ASS. Press Reporter
    Few signs of spring are being found in parts of the Midwest as a snowstorm tracks eastward mostly along Interstate 70, bringing heavy snow and high winds. Two people killed in weather-related crashes were identified, dozens of Palm Sunday services were cancelled throughout Missouri, and about 100 flights were scrapped at Lambert Field in St. Louis. Winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued for Sunday and Monday as far east as Pennsylvania. Never-ending winter: A storm dumped 7 to 9 inches of snow from eastern Kansas into central Missouri before tapering off this morning Heavy snowfall: Cars head west...
  • Ex Reported Christopher Dorner On, Called Him 'Paranoid' And 'Twisted'

    02/09/2013 9:42:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    LAist ^ | February 9, 2013 | Emma G. Gallegos
    There's been a gulf between the Christopher Dorner that friends called "friendly" and "positive," and the Christopher Dorner who this week became a real-life Rambo who went on a rampage targeting law enforcement. But now information emerging in court documents and interviews paints a more complex picture of Dorner and his emotional struggles. Ex-girlfriend Ariana Williams told ABC 7 that she was initially attracted to Dorner, who was outgoing and friendly. But she became troubled by his paranoia. Williams told he had guns all over her house: "He'd be in the bed and there'd be one by the bed. There'd...
  • America’s Creeping New Normalcy: Sluggish growth and high unemployment are now just accepted

    02/05/2013 6:40:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    The Japanese have said “Enough.” After a generation of stagnation, they’ve chosen an all-of-the-above policy to boost economic growth. The nation’s new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is promising a “three arrows” strategy: bold monetary easing, increased public-works spending, and structural changes, such as regulatory reform. He’s throwing the ramen against the shoji and hoping something will stick. Some of those ideas are good ones, some probably aren’t. But it’s clear that Tokyo’s priority is growth, growth, growth. Time to get Nippon moving again. Nations probably never choose decline, at least not consciously. More likely they become victims of a creeping...
  • Obama's New Economic Normal: Seven Devastating Facts

    12/31/2012 9:39:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/1/13 | Wynton Hall
    America is entering a new economic normal, a reality where almost everything that should be going up is going down, and everything that should be going down is going up. The United States begins 2013 in uncharted economic waters; America has never been here before. Consider, for example, these seven “firsts” for the U.S. economy: 1. All-time record annual average gas price: In 2012, the average cost of a gallon of gas eclipsed the previous record by nine cents, bringing the annual average to $3.60. 2. All-time record food stamp participation: As of last month, for the first time in...
  • Jew-Bashing at Universities the New Normal

    04/25/2012 10:04:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/25/12 | Bill Whittle
    Several recent incidents on campuses show that Jew-hate and double standards are alive and well. In February 2010, a student at the University of California, San Diego, left a noose dangling from a bookcase in the school library. Although the noose was directed at no individual student, the obvious racial overtones of this symbol of the Southern lynch mob provoked predictable outrage. In protest, students occupied the chancellor’s office. A campus teach-in on tolerance was held. Black students publicly expressed their indignation, pain, and fear to a sympathetic campus administration. The chancellor issued an uncompromising statement condemning the incident and...
  • Americans’ Incomes Have Dropped 6.7 Percent During the ‘Recovery’

    01/02/2012 9:21:59 AM PST · by upchuck · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 1, 2011 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    New evidence suggests there’s a reason why this economic “recovery” hasn’t felt much like a recovery. Figures from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, compiled by Sentier Research, show that the “recovery” has actually been harder on most Americans than the recession from which they’ve allegedly been recovering. According to Sentier’s report, the median American household income has actually fallen during the “recovery.”  Not only that, but it has fallen even more than it did during the recession. Gordon Green, former chief of the Governments Division at the U.S. Census Bureau and co-author of the report (with fellow Census veteran John Coder), says,...
  • Shifting demographics and economic conditions combine for a 'New Normal.'

    11/06/2011 3:19:33 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    quad community press ^ | 10-11-2011 | michelle miron
    HITE BEAR LAKE - Big changes are coming worldwide as shifting demographics and economic conditions combine for a "New Normal." Whether Americans see those changes as debilitating or a huge opportunity will decide America's future. Those were among messages from State Economist Tom Stinson and State Demographer Tom Gillaspy as they made the presentation "The Boomer Tsunami" to a group of about 80 at Century College Oct. 5.
  • examples needed of the 'rat hypocrisy and presstitutes calling failure 'the new normal'.

    10/13/2011 7:03:05 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    me ^ | 10-13-11 | wobbly bob
    When we had 4.6 unemployment , Nancy Pelosi decried the "worst economy since Herbert Hoover". What is it now at 9.2? The best thing since sliced bread? Nothing like lowering expectations to make failure look acceptable. While we're at it, maybe we should be celebrating record numbers on foods stamps as 'economic stimulus' and achievement of "Great Society' ideals.
  • Will Dems''New Normal' Kill The American Dream?

    07/27/2011 4:22:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2011 | GARY SHAPIRO
    There's a burgeoning theme in Washington these days. Although not publicly stated before the cameras, the power brokers whisper it among themselves. But before too long — perhaps in the next six months as the presidential campaign heats up — we'll all recognize it when we hear it. It's called the "new normal." This odious phrase characterizes a growing belief among politicians, economists and pundits that the United States is entering its twilight years of economic prosperity. Gone are the days of 4% unemployment. Gone too are the days of 4% to 5% annual GDP growth. And with them will...
  • 12 TIPS FOR THE NEW NORMAL---- (how to survive the Obama economy)

    09/14/2011 12:15:34 PM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    1 — Be a skinflint. Cut down on your spending. And be very nice to your boss, assuming you still have a job.2 — Think in terms of NOT losing money. Forget about easy Wall Street profits. There aren’t going to be any easy profits — not without a huge new infusion of borrowed money.3 — Be sceptical of everything you read. The media is desperate for circulation, and it will slap on the cover of its magazine or newspaper any damn fool statement that it thinks will sell.4 — Have faith in your gold. As confidence in the...
  • Pols debate as N.Y. gay couples wed

    07/24/2011 1:57:02 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2011 | Craig Howie
    As gay couples began marrying on the day New York became the sixth and largest state to recognize same-sex unions, politicians Sunday made clear whether they were wedded to the policy or not. Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said he didn’t think “all domestic relationships are the same as traditional marriage,” on CNN’s “State of the Union.” After host Candy Crowley reminded the former Minnesota governor that gay marriage had been legal for a year in Iowa, a key campaign battleground state in which Pawlenty is heavily invested, he said: “We want to maintain traditional marriage elevated in the eyes...
  • Updated Statistics Show the “Normal” US Climate is Getting Warmer

    06/29/2011 12:30:33 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 27 replies
    Climate Central ^ | 29 June 2011 | Alyson Kenward
    If Philadelphia has a run of abnormally hot weather this summer, it will be considered less unusual than it would have been a year ago. That’s because “normal” now has a new definition. A set of updated national climate averages due to be released this week shows that average summer temperatures in the city are nearly 2°F warmer than the benchmarks meteorologists have been citing for the past decade. The updates come from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which will impliment its new 30-year “Climate Normals” on July 1. When weather forecasters use terms like “above normal” or...
  • Is higher joblessness rate the 'new normal'?

    06/12/2011 3:07:51 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 34 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 6-11-11 | kvein hall
    WASHINGTON - A "new normal" is emerging for the U.S. jobs market, and a growing number of economists warn that it's likely to mean that unemployment will remain persistently high, at 7 percent or more, for years to come. The 9.1 percent unemployment rate reported in May remains high by post-World War II standards long after the economy resumed growth following the worst recession in 70 years. It's prompting economists to rethink basic assumptions about the U.S. labor market.
  • Strive for Progress, Not Perfection

    02/03/2011 3:33:01 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 2 replies
    Kingdom International Ministries ^ | 1/20/2011 | Kingdom International Ministries
    ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: GODS VOICE Sent: Thu, January 20, 2011 12:41:50 PM Subject: Strive for Progress, Not Perfection ... It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you... Philippians 3:1NIV Have you any idea how often the people you admire got it wrong, half right, almost right, before they got it right? Making mistakes is the unenjoyable, unavoidable part of making progress. That's why Paul said, '... It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.'(Philippians 3:1 NIV) He understood that you...
  • Pneumonia and Influenza (Swine-Flu H1N1) Deaths Within Normal to Low Range for Current Time of Year

    09/26/2009 10:09:56 AM PDT · by Nevadan · 9 replies · 1,226+ views
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention Website ^ | September 25, 2009, 1:30 PM ET | CDC
    2009 H1N1 Flu: Situation Update: The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) based on the 122 Cities Report was low and within the bounds of what is expected at this time of year.
  • A true Redneck

    10/18/2008 10:49:10 AM PDT · by GulfWar1Vet · 16 replies · 630+ views
    Email | 18 October 2008 | Gulfwar1vet
    This is what Obama doesn't understand about the Common American on Main Street. A True Redneck - This isn't your typical redneck joke. We have enjoyed the redneck jokes for years. It's time to take a reflective look at the core beliefs of a culture that values home, family, country and God. If I had to stand before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I'd choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up. Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit -- that's what rednecks are made of. I hope I am one of those. If you feel...
  • Dutchmen on trial for spreading HIV at sex parties

    10/15/2008 5:30:56 PM PDT · by Binstence · 33 replies · 711+ views ^ | 10-15-08 | LiveFreepOrDie
    HIV-positive men told a Dutch court on Wednesday how a three-member gay gang tried to infect them with the AIDS virus at sex orgies. "I feel fear, anger, sadness and anxiety," one of the alleged victims testified before the district court in Groningen on the third day of the week-long trial. "I have lost a lot of weight," lamented the student, who is infected with HIV. The three accused, all HIV-positive, are charged with drugging gay men at sex orgies, raping them, and injecting them with blood contaminated with HIV. They are aged 39, 49 and 50. The three, including...
  • Video: Obama Campaign Passing Out Fake 'Homemade' Signs

    06/21/2008 7:16:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies · 178+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | June 21, 2008
    Have you noticed all those signs at Barack Obama rallies that look like hand-lettered, home-crafted messages from honest-to-goodness grass roots supporters? They’re fakes. Terry Ann Online: Passing out the signs at the Obama rally.
  • Virtually Normal: Is Israel like any other country?

    06/03/2008 1:54:17 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 87+ views
    The New Republic ^ | June 11, 2008 | David Hazony
    In 2006, after the Lebanon war, Israel's foreign ministry decided that the country had a p.r. problem on its hands. The solution? Let the world know that Israel, far from being a place of war and terror, was in fact a land of sunny beaches and beautiful women: in other words, a country that was fundamentally normal. And, so, Israel retained the p.r. firm Saatchi and Saatchi, which promised a campaign to help the Jewish state build a "narrative of normalcy." Then, last July, the Israeli consulate in New York arranged for the men's magazine Maxim to publish a spread...
  • Let’s be normal

    05/05/2008 3:22:12 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 10 replies · 63+ views
    Ynet ^ | 05.06.08 | Gilad Sharon
    I was driving in Sderot early in the day. A rocket alert was sounded. I felt that I do not wish to stop, so I kept on driving. I then heard an explosion not too far away. I looked in my rearview mirror, and saw a cloud of smoke rising from the area I left behind. I kept driving. Another rocket alert was sounded. I was in an open area between neighborhoods and saw a frightened woman standing at the side of the road. I stopped, she entered the vehicle, and I drove her to the nearest rocket shelter, where...
  • Streets Return to Life As Iraqi Market Gears Up

    03/24/2008 4:23:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 249+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Elvyn Nieves, USA
    ADHAMIYAH, Iraq, March 24, 2008 – Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers here witnessed the changes and progress in the area and its bustling market during a joint dismounted patrol with the Iraqi army on Chem Street. Iraqi army and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers head toward Chem Street in Adhamiyah, Iraq, during a dismounted patrol, March 20, 2008. Soldiers of 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, which is attached to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, regularly patrol the streets with their Iraqi counterparts from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division. Photo...
  • White House Lays Foundation for ‘Normal’ Iraq Relationship

    11/26/2007 5:14:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 132+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2007 – President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have laid the groundwork for defining what a long-term relationship between the two countries will look like, White House officials announced today. Both signed the U.S.-Iraq Declaration of Principles for Friendship and Cooperation, the first step toward a normalized, bilateral relationship, said Brett McGurk, director for Iraq in the National Security Council. The document provides a framework for future negotiations between the two countries and loosely defines the issues. McGurk said long-term progress in the region will take a generational commitment in one form or another,...
  • Coral Reveals Increased Hurricanes May Be The Norm

    06/06/2007 3:37:16 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 993+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-6-2007 | Catherine Brahic
    Coral reveals increased hurricanes may be the norm 18:00 06 June 2007 news service Catherine Brahic The recent increase in the number of major Atlantic hurricanes may just be a return to the norm after a period of unusually low storm frequency, say researchers. Johan Nyberg of the Geological Survey of Sweden and colleagues used marine sediment cores of coral samples from the northeast Caribbean to build a proxy record of wind shear and sea-surface temperatures since 1730, and from this they estimated hurricane activity since that time. High wind shear – the difference in speed and direction between...
  • Don't Go Bust: A turncoat narc offers tips on how to move your weed

    02/09/2007 5:47:22 PM PST · by ccmay · 102 replies · 2,400+ views
    The Dallas Observer ^ | 2/1/2007 | Keith Plocek
    He looks like a good cop. He's got the 'stache, the short-cropped hair, the pushed-out chest and the shiny badge. He sounds like a good cop too; drawled and official. He's got a TV reporter's microphone in his face and a brick of marijuana in his hand, and he's answering questions—not in the "I just accidentally Tasered an old lady" kind of way, but with a grin of accomplishment. The total bust was in the neighborhood of 275 pounds. This is the old Barry Cooper. Top cop. Total prick. He claims more than 300 felony drug arrests during his eight...
  • NASA Satellite Discovers Massive Vegetation Die Off

    07/29/2006 7:54:52 AM PDT · by TankerKC · 91 replies · 1,573+ views
    Eco-Enquirer ^ | July 29, 2006 | Eco-Enquirer
    Vegetation die-off (areas of reddish-brown) in New England observed by NASA satellite, revealing the negative influence of heating oil use on normally healthy vegetation.(Greenbelt, Maryland) A new sensor on a NASA Earth-orbiting satellite has for the first time observed a global-scale die off of vegetation, a new article in Science magazine reports this week. "We were amazed at the continental scale that this die off occupied", said Dr. John Jorgenson of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The relatively rapid change in vegetation characteristics was observed from late summer through the fall, when the multi-million dollar NASA instrument recorded a distinct...
  • Sierra levels at 180 percent of normal as temperatures warm up

    04/27/2006 7:46:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 948+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 4/27/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    SACRAMENTO Sierra Nevada snow levels are far above normal as warm temperatures hit California and flood-wary residents wait for the spring runoff, but officials predicted Thursday that reservoirs would be able to handle the extra water. The state Department of Water Resources said its last check of the 2005-2006 rainy season found a Sierra snowpack that averaged 180 percent of normal water content for this time of year. Levels were higher than that average in the northern Sierra 207 percent of normal and lower in the central and southern parts of the mountain range 169 percent and 175 percent, respectively....
  • Returning to Normal (Violence Not Normal, Not Acceptable)

    02/07/2006 4:32:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 264+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 6, 2006 — After years of war, sanctions, insurgency and occupation, it is difficult for some Iraqis to remember what "normal" is. Many see the media reports of a car bomb here or an attack there and think this happens everywhere in Iraq on a daily basis. Not true. While violence happens all too often around Iraq, it is not normal nor something Iraqis should accept. Normal life is an economy where a young man can go out and find a job, build a career or ultimately own his own business. Normal is the ability to get...
  • Normal: George W. Bush, A sleeping baby, a sleeping wife, and coffee.

    02/01/2006 4:44:19 AM PST · by gobucks · 12 replies · 241+ views
    Me ^ | 1 Feb 2006 | Gobucks
    Last night, I watched our President give a pretty great speech. "We love our Freedom ... and we will fight to keep it". Little Gb will be a year in June, so he's too little to enjoy the speech, especially since he was in bed. Mrs. Gb was tidying up, and commented little. So it was just me watching George as he give us a straightforward account of what he saw going on with the USA, and what he thinks should be going on. Coffee was ready to brew this morning. I punched the button, and then let the dogs...
  • Five years later, Elián, now 11, is living a ‘normal’ life

    04/17/2005 7:38:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 106 replies · 2,296+ views
    CáRDENAS, Cuba · Elián González says he wants to be a gymnast when he grows up. But his grandfather, Juan González Sr., knows Elián's future career choices are as variable as any normal preteen's and could change next month. "I want him to be a good man, to do good deeds, not do anything he will regret. Everything else is all right," he said, sitting in his home in the coastal town of Cárdenas under a large photograph of a very young Elián. At age 11, the boy whose bitter custody battle stands as a symbol of the Cold War...
  • Where a Puff of Marijuana Is the Ultimate Power-Up

    03/17/2005 8:08:47 AM PST · by billorites · 75 replies · 1,274+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 17, 2005 | Steven Totilo
    IN mid-2002, when the video game Narc was only six months into development, the most startling element in it may have been a barrel-throwing sumo wrestler. Or it may have been the inclusion of a villainous flamenco dancer named El Toro. When the game is released for PlayStation 2 and the Xbox next week, however, the most arresting aspect will most likely be that players of Narc will - as part of the gameplay - be able to take drugs. In an industry known for depicting violence, Narc's foray into substance abuse is a venture into a largely untracked frontier....
  • Gazing into Dennis Rader's eyes

    03/09/2005 7:37:10 AM PST · by xzins · 1 replies · 572+ views
    JWR ^ | 9 Mar 05 | Leonard Pitts, Jr.
    "Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within." — from a song by the Undisputed Truth Did you search for murder in Dennis Rader's eyes? I certainly did. He looked disheveled and disgruntled, as anyone might in his or her mug shot. But did you see anything else? An unsettling gleam like the one in Charles Manson's eyes? The remote coldness that lurks in Theodore Kaczynski's? Did you see murder in Rader's eyes? ....It's a judgment call, of course, but I didn't. He looked like Joe Blow's cousin, a fat, balding white guy of late middle age,...
  • ..... this strange thing they refer to as 'orientation'.

    02/07/2005 9:58:01 AM PST · by newsgatherer · 9 replies · 312+ views
    Christian news in ^ | 7 February, 2005 | Mrs. Linda Kimball
    "But I'm not a serpent, I tell you!" said Alice......."Well! What are you?" said the Pigeon, "I can see you're trying to invent something!" ----Advice From A Caterpillar Noah Webster defined 'orient' and its' derivative 'orientation' thusly: "orient: the east; East Asia; to cause to face the east; to set as a map; to adjust to a particular situation. "orientation: oriented; recognition of and adaptation to a situation or environment." Primarily then, orientation speaks to direction and/or adjusting or adapting to a situation or environment. Implicit in this definition is 'choice,' as one must make a decision as to whether...
  • Marijuana Lobby Grows in Sophistication (After you smoke a joint, I do Too!)

    02/01/2005 10:22:25 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 497 replies · 10,894+ views
    FOX News ^ | Friday, January 28, 2005 | By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — Pot. Cannabis. Hemp. Weed. Grass. The herb takes many names. But in the nation’s capital, where the marijuana lobby (search) was once the recreational diversion of Playboy Magazine's Hugh Hefner, pro-pot special interest groups have crystallized the divergent issues behind the plant and gained a seemingly unified voice. ________________ Puff, Cough, Puff, Cough________________ "It’s a no-brainer. It makes no sense putting old and sick folks in jail for an herb that makes them feel better," said Bruce Mirken, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project (search), which was established in 1995 by Rob Kampia, a former mainstay at the...
  • BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS Straight Pride Week' hits campus College

    01/29/2005 6:53:42 AM PST · by Mikey · 22 replies · 1,040+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 29, 2005 | WND
    Pride week on campus is not just for homosexuals anymore. A group of College Republicans at the University of Central Oklahoma is gearing up for what it calls "Straight Pride Week." "The general gist is that if you are a straight student on campus be proud, be loud, this is your time to shine," College Republican Kyle Houts told KOCO-TV. Already posted around the Edmond, Okla., campus are fliers reading, "We're here, we're conservative, we're out." University officials have granted permission for the fliers, but they say it's not an endorsement of the message. Members of the Gay Alliance for...
  • Activist: Fight nuclear power-Helen Caldicott(old Nuclear Freezer) Says Hershey Chocolate Carcinogen

    10/08/2004 12:00:24 PM PDT · by Tom Pain · 54 replies · 1,234+ views
    Bloomington(Illinois) Pantagraph ^ | October 8, 2004 | Michele Steinbacher
    Activist: Fight nuclear power Disarmament advocate talks at IWU, ISU By Michele Steinbacher BLOOMINGTON -- Nuclear arsenals still point at the world's cities more than a decade after the Cold War, and atomic power plants like the one in Clinton dot the nation's landscape. That should terrify Americans into action, one of the world's leading advocates for nuclear disarmament told Central Illinois residents Thursday. "Why do you have all these missiles if Russia is now your best friend?" Dr. Helen Caldicott asked a crowd gathered at an Illinois Wesleyan University lecture hall Thursday. Later that night she spoke at...
  • Response To "In Praise of Hijacking" [homosexuals vs. Objectivism]

    09/22/2004 5:04:39 PM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 11 replies · 669+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 9/16/04 | Reginald Firehammer
      Response To "In Praise of Hijacking" by Reginald Firehammer Dr. Chris Matthew Sciabarra is the kind of man I wish I never had to disagree with; but, if I must have an adversary, I could not ask for a more decent or worthy one. "In Praise of Hijacking," his recent well-crafted criticism of my book, The Hijacking of a Philosophy, exmplifies the very high qualities for which I admire him.To most of Dr. Sciabarra's criticisms, I plead guilty. He has been very fair and accurate in portraying my arguments. Of course, they were presented from his point of view,...
  • Four years after return to Cuba, Elian a normal schoolboy

    08/01/2004 2:57:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 327 replies · 4,684+ views
    Kansas City .com ^ | 7/31/04 | MAKI BECKER
    4 years after return to Cuba, Elian a normal schoolboy BY MAKI BECKER New York Daily News Posted on Sat, Jul. 31, 2004 NEW YORK - (KRT) - Elian Gonzalez, now 10, hits the books in Cardenas, Cuba, where he lives with his father. Four years after little Elian Gonzalez was plucked from the seas off Florida's coast and sparked an international custody battle, the young boy is leading a sheltered and almost normal life back in Cuba. Elian lives with his father in their hometown of Cardenas and he still sports the same impish grin that captivated the world...
  • Three aides to LA mayor resign, shake-up called normal

    03/26/2004 5:59:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 207+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/26/04 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor James K. Hahn announced the resignations of the three top aides, including a deputy mayor at the center of a so-called pay-to-play controversy. Hahn said Thursday that Deputy Mayors Troy Edwards, Sarah Dusseault and Joy Chen quit their jobs. Edwards, a key fund-raiser for Hahn's 2001 election campaign and his airports and harbor departments liaison, will leave April 9. He was subpoenaed to testify by a county grand jury investigating corruption in city contracting practices, the Daily News reported Friday. "Troy has been a longtime key adviser to me," Hahn said in a statement that...