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  • Are you choking, boiling on the inside, or foaming at the mouth?

    05/04/2015 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Baynative · 42 replies
    YoursTruly | 4/4/15 | Baynative
    It has come to my attention that on May 4, 2007 the UN panel on Global Warming stated that we would reach the tipping point in exactly 8 years unless drastic measures were taken. The deadline arrived today.
  • The Roberts Trap Is Sprung

    01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Dunne
    One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again. The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the...
  • Taiwan Navy retires two Knox-class frigates

    05/01/2015 6:03:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2015/05/01 | Elaine Hou and Lu Hsin-hui
    Taipei, May 1 (CNA) Taiwan's Navy decommissioned two of its eight Knox-class frigates Friday with the intention of replacing them with two Perry-class guided missile frigates that is part of a fleet modernization effort. The two Knox-class vessels were retired from service at a ceremony in the southern city of Kaohsiung, which was presided over by Navy Commander Adm. Li Hsi-ming (李喜明). It was part of the effort to modernize the Navy's fleet of vessels and enhance the country's maritime defense capabilities. The Navy plans to decommission all eight of its 4,300-ton Knox-class frigates that were built in the early...
  • The Chinese Air Force's Super Weapon: Beware the J-11D Fighter

    05/01/2015 6:13:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The National Interest ^ | April 30, 2015 | Zachary Keck
    China has conducted the first test flight of a new, upgraded version of its J-11 fighter jet. According to Russian media outlets, which cited unnamed Chinese reports, on Wednesday the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force conducted the first flight tests of its J-11D fighter aircraft. The plane is an upgraded version of the J-11B fighter jets, which themselves are copies of the Russian-made Sukhoi Su-27. According to the reports, the new J-11D incorporates a number of technologies from Chinas J-16 fighter jets. Both planes are manufactured by the Chinese company, Shenyang Aircraft Corp, and the J-16 is believed to have...
  • Seven Reasons China Will Start a War By 2017

    04/30/2015 4:56:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | David Archibald
    Chinese strategists see a window of strategic opportunity for China early in the 21st century, though they havent publicly outlined the basis for that view. But we can make a good stab at it. Firstly, an air of inevitability is important in winning battles. While China is perceived to have a strong, growing economy that is crushing all before it, that perception of inevitability rubs off on Chinas military adventures. To use that perception, China has to attack before its economy contracts due to the bursting of its real estate bubble. This explains the current rush to build the bases...
  • 18 spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions made around the first Earth Day in 1970

    04/23/2015 7:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    AEI ^ | 04/23/2015 | Mark J. Perry
    In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article. Well, it’s now the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 15 years ago: How accurate were the...
  • Does Christianity have a Future?; Study shows Christianity on decline in the wealthy West

    04/13/2015 9:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/13/2015 | Candida Moss
    A new study shows Christianity on the decline in the wealthy West, with Islam surging. What Would Jesus Say? Its not what you think. A study released by the Pew Forum last week demonstrates that the future of the religious world is rapidly and dramatically changing. Differences in fertility rates and the high incidence of conversion make Islam the worlds fastest-growing religion. And, if current rates continue, by 2070 Islam could be the worlds largest. Between now and 2050 the number of Muslims is projected to rise to 2.8 billion, a 35 percent increase. While India will continue to be...
  • Karl Rove: Here's My Predictions for 2015

    01/08/2015 10:17:27 AM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | Elliot Jager
    Looking into his crystal ball, Karl Rove, the veteran Republican strategist and prognosticator, offered a salvo of political, cultural and sports predictions for 2015 in his first Wall Street Journal column of the year. Here are some of the highlights: Presidential Politics: Neither Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren nor Vice President Joe Biden will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Clinton will run for president. The 2015 Ames Straw Poll will be canceled in deference to the "credibility" of the 2016 Iowa caucus. Courts: There will be a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices will decide that the Affordable...
  • 2015 Predictions; Investment & Finance Thread - Dec. 28

    12/28/2014 8:22:56 AM PST · by expat_panama · 121 replies
    Weekly investment & finance thread ^ | Dec. 28, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    [click to enlarge] Weird, all our doom'n'gloomers have disappeared! Usually the pundits are warning about the big upcoming market crash but look at what the latest "expert" predictions are for 2015 stock market returns: Outlook 2015: Year Ahead Reports & AnalysisOur 2015 year-end target for the S&P 500 is 2200, putting returns on a more-normal pace of 6%.Barron's CoverOutlook 2015: Stick With the Bull Wall Streets top strategists expect the S&P 500 to rally 10% Markets Wall Street bull: Market will rise another 14% in 2015 Add to this the fact that we're still overdue for ourlonger term...
  • This is the world in 2015 (article from 2000)

    THE world is on the brink of a new era that may resemble the script of a James Bond film in which international affairs are increasingly determined by large and powerful organisations rather than governments, according to a study just published by the CIA in Washington. These could include alliances between some of the most powerful criminal groups such as the Mafia and Chinese triads. Such groups, according to the CIA, "will corrupt leaders of unstable, economically fragile or failing states, insinuate themselves into troubled banks and businesses, and co-operate with insurgent political movements to control substantial geographic areas". The...
  • The Early Betting Lines for 2016: What the nations top horse race looks like now.

    03/06/2015 11:24:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 7, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    A question I often am asked is: "Who would you bet on to win the presidency?" Personally, I don't bet on politics, but here's my current take on the 2016 presidential racewith, of course, the caveat that we don't know which campaigns will turn out the best in terms of organization, strategy, tactics, or execution, much less which candidates will step on land mines along the way. The Democratic nomination appears fairly straightforward. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now the prohibitive favorite. If her early stumbles during her book tour, or remarks like the one she made about...
  • America in fifty years. Opinions?

    02/19/2015 10:25:00 AM PST · by LouAvul · 143 replies
    Some of us remember America of fifty years ago. Vastly, vastly different than what we see now. In your opinion, what will America be in another fifty years?
  • David Horowitz: Democratic Party Will Disappear From the Political Scene

    11/19/2010 10:46:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 65 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/19/2010 | Jim Meyers, with Kathleen Walter
    Conservative activist and best-selling author David Horowitz tells Newsmax that the Democratic Party has been seized by a religious cult of leftists and will go the way of the 19th-century Whig Party disappearing from the political scene. He also declares that giving terrorist suspects the rights of American citizens and trying them in civilian courts is a form of national suicide and says the tea party movement is a huge development that will keep Republicans true to conservative principles. [Snip] Asked about the political problems the Democrats face in the wake of their poor showing in the midterm elections,...
  • 24/7 Wall St: Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2012

    11/29/2011 6:49:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 11/29/2011 | Douglas McIntyre
    24/7 Wall St. has created a new list of brands that will disappear, which includes Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), Sony Pictures (NYSE:SNE), American Apparel (NYSE:APP), Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Saab, A&W All-American Foods Restaurants, Soap Opera Digest, Sony Ericsson, MySpace (NYSE:NWS.A), and Kellogg’s Corn Pops. (NYSE:K).Each year, 24/7 Wall St. regularly compiles a list of brands that are going to disappear in the near-term. Last year’s list proved to be prescient in many instances, predicting the demise of T-Mobile among others. In late May, AT&T (NYSE:T) and Deutsch Telekom announced that AT&T would buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. The deal would add 34...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2013 [Al Gore's Current TV on the ropes]

    06/26/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/12 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year. This years list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2012 [No more Kellogg's Corn Pops? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!]

    06/22/2011 5:45:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 166 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 22, 2011 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Kellogg's Corn Pops The cereal business is not what is used to be, at least for products that are not considered "healthy." Among those is Kellogg's Corn Pops ready-to-eat cereal. Sales of the brand dropped 18% over the year that ended in April, down to $74 million. That puts it well behind brands like Cheerios and Frosted Flakes, each which have sales of over $200 million a year. Private label sales have also hurt sales of branded cereals. Revenues in this category were $637 million over the same April-end period. There is also profit margin pressure on Corn Pops because...
  • Twelve Major Brands That Will Disappear

    A number of well-known brands disappeared in the last year in large part due to economic forces. Many of them were in the retail industry, led by Circuit City. ATA and Aloha airlines are gone. Gateway Computers has effectively disappeared after being bought by Acer. It still has a website, but the brand is no longer marketed. As the recession deepens and stretches out quarter after quarter, more companies will close or will shut divisions. More brands will disappear because their parents firms fold or can no longer afford to support them. Other brands will be obliterated by mergers. 24/7...
  • The Top 12 Brands Likely to Disappear

    04/25/2009 12:53:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 2,877+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 4/25/2009
    As the recession deepens, economic forces continue to drive consolidation in the retail industry, debt comes due and increasingly discerning consumers buckle down on discretionary spending, an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street predicts that a number of well-known brands are likely to disappear before the end of 2010. To determine which brands are most likely at risk, 24/7 Wall Street examined 100 large brands it believes are in trouble and, for each, looked at public financial records, sales information, analyses from industry experts, the competitive landscape in eachs industry and the likelihood that a brand could be sold off in...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2013

    06/21/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 06/21/2012
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict will to disappear within a year. This years list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. American Airlines will disappear in 2013 because of its inefficiency. It was the premier carrier in the United States for almost 30 years even surviving through periods when most other carriers went bankrupt. However, it lost its critical advantage of scale when Northwest merged with Delta (NYSE: DAL) and Continental merged with United (NYSE:...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2014

    05/24/2013 2:34:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 05/24/2013 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important brands sold in America that we predict will disappear before 2014. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the importance of not falling behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. The list also reflects how industry trends can accelerate the demise of certain brands. This year, we included two magazines — Martha Stewart Living and Road & Track. With print advertising in a multiyear decline, some magazines have weathered the decline better than others. These two, however, have suffered sharp drops in advertising revenue over the past five...
  • A Look Back at the Remarkable Presidency of Jeff Sessions

    01/08/2015 4:08:57 PM PST · by House Atreides · 14 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | January 8, 2015 | Henry Woodfin Grady II
    n the just-completed 2024 presidential election, the Republican Party has won the White House for a third consecutive timeonly the third instance in a century that the GOP has managed this feat. So its worth pausing over the origins and causes of this political achievementthis Republican triple play. In particular, we might ask: What additional political force has given the GOP this newfound political muscle? After all, from 1992 to 2012, the GOP had lost four of six presidential electionsand five of six in the popular vote. And yet the Republican presidential victories of 2016, 2020, and 2024 cannot be...
  • Byron Wien Predicts A Huge Year For Stocks In His '10 Surprises For 2015'

    01/08/2015 8:57:55 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    BI ^ | 1-8-2015 | Akin Oyedele
    Akin Oyedele January 5, 2015Blackstone Group vice chairman Byron Wien just released his list of the ten biggest surprises for 2015. Among the notable calls: the S&P 500 surges 15%, brent oil falls into the $40s, and junk bonds come back big time. This is the 30th such list this Wall Street veteran has published. His predictions for this year are in the press release below: New York, NY, January 5, 2015. Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners, today issued his list of Ten Surprises for 2015. This is the 30th year Byron has given his views on...
  • Here's What 13 Top Wall Street Pros Are Predicting For Stocks In 2015

    01/03/2015 10:21:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2015 | Myles Udland
    In 2014, Wall Street's stock market forecasts proved too conservative. The S&P 500 closed the year at 2,058, above the year-end forecast of all but one strategist FundStrat's Tom Lee. For 2015, Wall Street sees stocks gaining some ground, but few strategists are calling for the fourth straight year of double-digit gains from stocks. The average year-end target on the S&P 500 is 2,225 on earnings of $125.35, with the median forecast for the S&P 500 to rise to 2,213 on earnings of $126. Tom Lee is a big bull again, as is Oppenheimer's John Stoltzfus and RBC's Jonathan...
  • Great Scott, it's 2015! So just how many predictions did Back To The Future II get right?

    01/03/2015 6:49:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/03/2015 | By LOUISE BOYLE
    Great Scott - is it that time already? 2015 has finally come around, and for movie buffs everywhere, there is but one pressing question - how many predictions did Back To The Future II get right about this year? In the 1989 sci-fi comedy classic, Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) and sidekick 'Doc' Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel through time to the futuristic year of 2015. And remarkably, there were incidences where the film's futuristic predictions were eerily accurate. In the movie, Marty McFly of 2015 speaks to his colleagues on a video call - a fairly spot-on representation...
  • Back In 2000, The CIA Made These Predictions For 2015

    01/02/2015 6:37:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/02/2015 | Nicholas Carlson
    Back in 2000, the CIA published a 70-page report on what the world would be like in 2015. Here were some of those predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph. * "International affairs are increasingly determined by large and powerful organizations rather than governments." Verdict: Probably true, though it is sometimes hard to distinguish between non-state actors and state actors. Just look at the Islamic State or the possibly-not-North Korean hackers who took down Sony. * "Between now and 2015 terrorist tactics will become increasingly sophisticated and designed to achieve mass casualties." Verdict: Definitely true. Sadly, this...
  • Popular Mechanics: 110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years

    01/01/2015 5:48:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 10, 2012 | The Editors
    It's never easy to predict the future. But as PM's 110th anniversary celebration draws to a close, we've decided to try. Here are 110 ambitious ideas for the decades ahead. (For more about PopMech's brain trust and methodology, read Editor-in-Chief Jim Meigs' introduction. And if you want to try your hand at predicting the future, take our Facebook survey, and see when other readers think the most important events of the next 110 years will happen.) 20122022 People will be fluent in every language. With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be long until your...
  • What Happens in 2015? Predictions

    01/01/2015 9:52:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/01/2015 | A National Review Online Symposium
    Making predictions for the new year is a longtime National Review Online year-end tradition. Heres 2015 . . . Hunter Baker Corinthian Colleges fell in 2014. Expect more for-profit higher-education providers to go the same route in 2015, or at least in the near future. Its good strategy to be one of a handful of online providers, but the plan falls apart when the traditional players (like practically all the major state universities) enter the game. Jeb Bush will continue to absorb abuse from conservatives, but he isnt Mitt Romney and doesnt have a record like Mitts. (Jeb never...
  • 1987 Time Capsule of Predictions on 2012 by Sci-Fi Authors

    07/25/2012 10:09:45 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 61 replies
    ISAAC ASIMOVAssuming we haven't destroyed ourselves in a nuclear war, there will be 8-10 billion of us on this planetand widespread hunger. These troubles can be traced back to President Ronald Reagan who smiled and waved too much. GREGORY BENFORD YOUR FUTURE AND WELCOME TO IT 25 years from now. World population stands at nearly 8 billion. The Dow-Jones Industrial Average stands at 8,400, but the dollar is worth a third of today's. Oil is running out, but shale-extracted oil is getting cheaper. The real shortage in much of the world iswater. Most Americans are barely literate, think in...
  • Dr. Thorne's Predictions for 2015

    12/31/2014 8:35:13 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 11 replies
    Vanity | 12/31/2014 | Dr. Thorne
    1. The economy will continue as in 2014. No real growth, but no crash.2. The Dow will continue it's sawtooth climb. It is now simply a controlled vehicle for the FedGov to distribute cash to the wealthy.3. Americans, both military and civilian, will be assaulted overseas as hatred for America seethes.4. NYC will become ground zero for unrest and cop hatred. Blacks see di Blasio as an ally and will be further emboldened in their violence leading to...5. A Kent State type massacre in which a violent mob overwhelms cops and they shoot indiscriminately into the mob leading to...6. National...
  • Our predictions for 2015

    12/28/2014 3:20:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 28, 2014 | Ellen Ratner
    Ive compiled a list of some 2015 predictions from the staff at Talk Radio News Service. Justin Duckham is the deputy bureau chief and White House correspondent. Justin predicts a push for a progressive tea-party-like movement. Justin also says, the early seeds of the tea party were sown in 2008 by conservatives who did not have control of Congress, had a lame-duck president as the figurehead of their party and a presidential candidate that didnt reflect their values. Democrats are now in a similar position, and it would make sense for die hard progressives to take similar steps. I also...
  • 2015 Precap

    12/27/2014 1:14:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | December 27, 2014 | Peter Funt
    The year gone by was marked by a tangle of stories involving midterm elections, grand juries and scandalous outfits worn by Sasha and Malia Obama. No need for a tedious yearend recap. Here instead is a precap of news certain to break in 2015: JAN. 1 President Obama ushers in the New Year with a passel of executive orders. In one action likely to anger Republicans, the president announces that Mark Udall of Colorado and Kay Hagan of North Carolina, along with other defeated Democrats, will not be forced to leave the Senate for three years. We must deal...
  • Crystal Ball 2015

    12/22/2014 8:50:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/22/2014 | Steve Deace
    Each year at this time I go out on a limb and predict 10 big news stories I believe will happen in the year to come. Usually I get two or three right, come close on a couple of others, and am way off on all the rest. Click here to read last year’s predictions for 2014 and see how I did. Now on to 2015. 10. Avengers: Age of Ultron will be the top-grossing movie of the year. I think Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have the biggest opening cinema history when it hits theaters. But since that...
  • Vanity - Post your predictions for 2015

    12/20/2014 11:31:56 AM PST · by Perdogg · 122 replies
    Post your predictions for 2015 - Anything from Politics, Arts, Sports, Weather, to Business and Economy.
  • The College Football Czar: 2014-15 Bowl Game Picks

    12/20/2014 3:12:09 AM PST · by Daniel Clark · 17 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2014-15 Bowl Game Picks Week fifteen in review: As critical as the College Football Czar is of the whole concept of the CFP Committee, he is pleased that it has succeeded in selecting the correct four teams, an obnoxious publicity campaign by #5 Baylor notwithstanding. Anybody who argues that any team other than Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State deserves a shot at the national title is merely agitating on behalf of playoff expansion for its own sake. Fourth-rated Ohio State certainly has its flaws, but the Buckeyes are one among the tiny minority of...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 15

    12/04/2014 8:16:50 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 21 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 4, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 15 Week fourteen in review: The College Football Czar nearly had another sub-.500 week, but rallied in the four late games on Saturday night to finish 14-13. As much as the Czar criticizes the SEC supremacy theory, he admits to have gotten caught up in it himself over Thanksgiving weekend. Not only had he become convinced that Mississippi State was a national championship contender, but he picked the SEC to dominate its traditional ACC rivals, when it turned out that the ACC went 4-0 in those matchups. For the season, that means the SEC is...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 14

    11/25/2014 9:49:56 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 26, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 14 Week thirteen in review: The College Football Czar started the week with a pair of lopsided Friday night losses, and it didnt get much better from there, as he went crashing to a season-low record of 7-10. And talk about asking for it did he really pick Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan? Yeesh! For the year, the Czars record now stands at 164-98, for a .625 winning percentage, which, if it remained consistent through the end of the year, would be his lowest percentage since his first season of posting his picks...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/20/2014 8:03:11 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: With its 25-20 win over Mississippi State, Alabama has vaulted to #1 in the new CFP ratings, with Oregon holding at #2. Florida State, the only remaining undefeated major conference team, failed to climb a spot in spite of the fact that they continue to win, while playing like anything but a national contender. MSU has only slipped to fourth, but the Bulldogs will have a hard time staying in playoff position if they dont earn a berth in the SEC championship. It has started. ACC Commissioner John The Lardhead...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/13/2014 7:16:45 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 13, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 12 Week eleven in review: Another national contender from the SEC took a hit, and this time not because theyre all playing each other. Instead, Auburn suffered an unlikely 41-38 upset against Texas A&M, which hadnt really played a good game since the opening night of the season. Mind you, according to the SEC supremacy argument, this result only proves how tough the conference really is. Why, did you know that all three of the Aggies losses have also been to SEC opponents? In their nonconference schedule, theyve pulverized four whimpering bags of cottage cheese,...
  • Hindsight is 20-20 but these election predictions by political pros were awful

    11/08/2014 3:17:58 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Rick Moran
    Politico has an interesting article, looking back at some of the worst mid term predictions made by political pros who should have known better, Here are a few: Senator Chuck Schumer: Well, I think we will hold the Senate. You know, I know all the pundits are saying Republicans will take the Senate. Democrats are going to prove the pundits wrong on Election Day when we keep the Senate, three reasons. First and foremost, economic issues predominate. Ebola's in the news, ISIS is in the news, but the average voter, every poll shows far and away, cares most about economic...
  • The Worst Predictions of 2014

    11/07/2014 2:15:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/05/14 | ADAM B. LERNER
    **SNIP** Barack Obama at a DNC fundraiser: Were gonna make one last push in these last several weeks. Weve got a lot of just nail-biter racesIf we do what were supposed to do, then Im actually confident that we can get it done. **SNIP** DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on This Week: I think were going to hold the Senate and the reason that were going to hold the Senateis because we have a ground game that, I know [RNC Chairman] Reince [Priebus] would take ours over theirs any day of the week. Rick Scott is going to go...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 11

    11/06/2014 6:41:00 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 6, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 11 Week ten in review: It was a tough week for the Mississippi schools, with top-ranked MSU slipping past Arkansas 17-10 on an interception in the end zone, and #4 Ole Miss losing a hard-fought 35-31 game to Auburn, with WR Laquon Treadwell suffering a broken leg on the decisive play. There were a handful of other key injuries during the week. Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah left the first half against Purdue with a sprained knee, but the injury is being characterized as mild, and with a timely idle week to rest up, he...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 10

    10/30/2014 7:09:43 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 15 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 30, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 10 Week nine in review: The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released its first rankings of the season, and its members seem to have been determined to avoid controversy, by (a) ranking the two remaining undefeated major-conference teams first and second, and (b) buying into the SEC hype by awarding that conference three of the top four spots. Mississippi State deservedly received this weeks #1 ranking, but nobody who has watched Florida State this season can possibly believe theyre the second-best team in the nation. Ranking the Seminoles second because of their 7-0 record was...
  • One week from today...

    10/29/2014 11:00:08 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    29 Oct 2014 | US Navy Vet
    ...any predictions?
  • The College Football Czar: Week 9

    10/23/2014 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 23, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 9 Week eight in review: For the third week in a row, those confounded games failed to adhere to the College Football Czars brilliant predictions. This time, he actually came in under .500, with a record of 9-10. For the season, his record stands at 101-66, for a .605 winning percentage. If that average held through the rest of the season, it would be the Czars worst since he began posting his picks online, and about 90 points lower than last season. At least he correctly picked the weeks biggest game, in which Florida State...
  • Book published in 1999 about man arriving in Dallas with Ebola to start pandemic.

    10/19/2014 9:59:28 AM PDT · by Chance Hart · 25 replies
    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2674557/pg1
    ABSOLUTE ZERO Book Description Publication Date: May 4, 1999 Ebola. The very sound conjures up hideous images, images that cannot begin to convey the horrors of the disease itself. An African man carrying the virus has arrived unhindered in Dallas. Experts assure the public there is no cause for fear. But is there really nothing to fear? Absolute Zero is the tale of an attack on America, of an unlikely hero who saved millions. One man, his life as ordinary as any among us, did something he could never have anticipated, something he never intended. It is a cautionary tale...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 8

    10/15/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 4 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 8 Week seven in review: One of these weeks, the College Football Czar will wise up and start picking the Mississippi schools to win. In truth, he remains skeptical of Ole Miss, but theres no question at this point that Mississippi State deserves its new #1 ranking. The Czar did not doubt the quality of the MSU team, but had instead overrated Auburn, which set out to prove that its near-upset at Kansas State was no fluke. For the week, the Czar only went 11-8, although he would protest the result of the Baylor-TCU game,...
  • Karl Rove: GOP Will Take Over Senate - Barely (Rove predicts McConnell will lose) !

    10/12/2014 5:56:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 10/12/14 | Greg Richter
    GOP strategist Karl Rove is predicting nine states will flip from Democrat to Republican in the November 4 Senate elections, but he's also predicting three will go the other way. If he's right, that would still give Republicans control of the Senate by the slimmest of margins 51-49. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Rove listed his predictions for Republican pickups from most- to least-likely as Montana, West Virginia, South Dakota, Alaska, Louisiana, Arkansas, Iowa, Colorado and North Carolina. His predictions for GOP losses were Kansas, Georgia and Kentucky. Rove predicted a "barn burner" in South Dakota, where...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 7

    10/08/2014 6:25:15 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 8, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 7 Week six in review: Eight ranked teams lost to lower-ranked or unranked opponents, including #2 Oregon, #3 Alabama and #4 Oklahoma. Top-ranked Florida State was among the few favorites that won handily, 43-3 over Wake Forest, in spite of another pedestrian performance from Heisman-winning QB Jameis Winston. Late collapses by Bama, Tennessee, Stanford and USC sent the College Football Czar crashing to a 10-10 mark, which drops his season record to 81-48, for a .628 winning percentage. The Czar did make a good pick on Mississippi States 48-31 toppling of Texas A&M (predicted score...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 6

    10/02/2014 6:12:26 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 2, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 6 Week five in review: By the time the early Saturday games were over, the College Football Czar was only 2-6, but he rallied during the mid-afternoon and night games to finish with a record of 14-8 for the week. He is now 71-38 overall, for a .651 winning percentage. The Czar came very close to predicting three scores in Week 5, including Clemsons 50-35 shootout win over North Carolina (predicted score 51-35), Stanfords 20-13 win over Washington (20-14), and Washington States 28-27 comeback against Utah (31-30). There were no real blockbuster games in Week...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 5

    09/25/2014 7:51:00 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 1 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 25, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 5 Week four in review: None of the presumptive national contenders played very well last week, although LSU was the only one to be upset. Top-ranked Florida State showed that its problems run a lot deeper than the QB position, while Oregon was exposed for a lack of depth on its OL. Alabama displayed lots of power but no discipline, Oklahoma couldnt get going until halftime, and Auburn would have lost if not for a series of unforced K-State miscues. The College Football Czar is now waiting to see which overpaid studio show host will...