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  • Honduran migrants, maimed by train, protest their plight

    03/10/2015 6:45:26 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | March 10, 2015 | TRACY WILKINSON
    Some armless, others hobbling on spindly prosthetic legs, Honduran migrants came to Mexico City this week to protest their plight. Maimed in Mexico when they tried to catch a precarious train to reach the United States, they feel forgotten, ignored and with little reason to live. “Our visa [to enter the U.S.] is our mutilation, our handicap, our lost arms and legs,” said Jose Luis Hernandez, 29, of Progreso, Honduras. He fell off the train, known here as La Bestia — the Beast — in the northern border state of Chihuahua; caught under its wheels, Hernandez’s leg, left arm and...
  • Biden Announces His 2016 Candidacy For Vice President (Satire)

    10/04/2014 6:26:27 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 5 replies
    Retired Texas Vet | 10-4-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    The Vice President announced his run for another term as Vice President in 2016. Slow Joe Biden stated that he wanted to get the jump on any other possible candidates and get a lock on the position by the end of 2014. Slow Joe stated that he was going to make the announcement last week but unexpected events prevented it. With the Secret Service falling apart, Slow Joe was put on standby to caddy and wash balls for Barack if the assigned Secret Service agent again failed to report to duty. There have been several instances recently where the designated...
  • Ted Cruz Joins Demonstrators near White House; Calls on Obama to Help Sudanese Christian Woman

    06/13/2014 9:00:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/13/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A group of demonstrators representing over 40 different organizations gathered outside the White House to demand that Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan, be freed. Dozens of protesters, including U.S. Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, stood outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on a warm overcast Thursday morning to demand the freeing of Ibrahim. In an interview with The Christian Post, Senator Cruz said that the effort to free Meriam Ibrahim was part of a grander need for the United States to address international religious liberty. "There are...
  • Oklahoma execution "botched"

    04/30/2014 7:44:56 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 43 replies ^ | 4/30/14 | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE and SEAN MURPHY
    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate's eventual death from a heart attack. Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of the state's new three-drug lethal injection combination was administered. Three minutes later, though, he began breathing heavily, writhing, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow. The blinds were eventually lowered to prevent those in the viewing gallery from watching what was...
  • Really? Amber Alert website goes dark under government shutdown

    10/06/2013 5:17:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 77 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-6-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    This is a new low. Obama SPENT money to close natl parks but shut down the Amber Alert website. Look for yourself:
  • Obama rejects Putin's claim on Syria chemical weapons attack, exchanges letters with Iran's Rouhani

    09/15/2013 1:48:58 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies ^ | 9/15/13 | reuters
    Obama also said he and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had exchanged letters about the situation in Syria and that the Iranians understand the US concern about a potential nuclear-armed Iran "is a far larger issue" for the United States. SNIP "Well, nobody around the world takes seriously the idea that the rebels were the perpetrators of this," Obama said.
  • Sheriff Arrested In His Own Jail For “Believing In The Second Amendment”

    06/07/2013 10:03:08 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 6/7/13 | Kristin Tate
    sheriff in Florida, Nicholas Finch, was charged for removing the arrest file of a suspect held on an unconstitutional gun charge. The 50-year-old sheriff was booked in his own jail on Tuesday with one count of official misconduct. He is accused of covering up the arrest of Floyd Eugene Parrish after releasing him from the Liberty County Jail. Parish was previously arrested for carrying a concealed firearm with no license. In Florida, this is a third-degree felony. Back on March 8th, Parrish was arrested and taken to jail after a traffic stop when a cop found a .25 automatic pistol...
  • Charles Ramsey: The Man Who Inadvertently Rescued Amanda Berry

    05/07/2013 3:54:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    Michael Berry | Michael Berry
    He kind of looks like the barber from 'Coming To America':
  • Lady Gaga turned down $1 million to perform at RNC

    04/01/2013 3:28:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/31/2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    Not even a million dollars could convince Lady Gaga to perform at last summer's Republican National Convention. The snub by the pop star is included in a lawsuit filed by a powerful Republican nonprofit fundraising organization, American Action Network, against a vendor whose job was to stage entertainment just outside the doors to the GOP's convention in August. Documents filed with the lawsuit show that other entertainers also said "no thanks" to appearing at the GOP convention including Dolly Parton and the rapper Pitbull, who Republicans hoped to feature at an event for the Hispanic Leadership Network. Many entertainers, including...
  • 6th Graders Design Flags for a New Socialist Nation

    02/04/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 63 replies
    eag news ^ | 2-4-13 | kyle olson
    AUSTIN – You know America is changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools. According to the website, a lesson plan for 6th graders in government schools reads as follows: Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?
  • South Floridians hope their support propels Hillary Clinton to 2016 White House win

    01/21/2013 7:22:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 21, 2013 | Anthony Man
    Even before President Barack Obama took the oath of office to begin his second term, much of the political world was already jumping ahead. And for legions of South Florida voters, there's only one person they'd like to see raise her right hand four years from now to become the nation's 45th president: Hillary Rodham Clinton. "If she runs, she has my vote," said Myra Lieberman, 57, of Weston, a kindergarten teacher. "All my contemporaries are also supporters of her." Lee Grossman, who lives west of Boynton Beach, also counts herself a Clinton backer.
  • For 2016, Bush vs. Clinton

    12/04/2012 2:29:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012
    Jeb Bush in 2016? (CNN) -- For all of our post-2012 election talk about the changing culture, the changing demographics and, perhaps, a changing party, preliminary thoughts out of D.C. about the 2016 election have us headed toward not much change at all: Clinton vs Bush ... again. I am as intrigued by the prospects of these two juggernauts, Jeb and Hillary, locking ideological horns as I am repulsed by the thought of half of my life being dominated by two family names. One, Clinton, has risen from the ashes after the White House. The other name, Bush, is so...
  • Barak Obama, Pro-Life Hero

    10/23/2012 4:55:26 PM PDT · by God pays good · 8 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | Oct. 22, 2012 | Eric C. Miller
    Writing in the National Catholic Reporter in early August, Nicholas Cafardi made the provocative assertion that between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, the president is the more pro-life candidate. A significant part of the Duquesne law professor’s argument is that Obama favors “support for vulnerable pregnant women and alternatives to abortion [which] will make abortions much less likely, since most abortions are economic.” A few weeks later, just thirty-four days before the election, that argument became even stronger. On October 3, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine published a study with profound implications for policy making in the...
  • This Is How Olympic Divers Really Look While Diving

    07/31/2012 9:22:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The FW ^ | 7/31/12 | Nick Romano
    One of the highlights of the 2012 Olympics will undoubtedly be diving. There’s been some stiff competition this year, especially in the preliminary rounds, and all the athletes have been killing themselves trying to look as graceful as possible while tumbling through the air. How do we know? There’s something on each diver’s face that just reads, “This stunt is kind of difficult to do.” These competitors may look like elegant swans from a distance, but when the camera gets right up close for those slow-motion instant replays, not one of them is capable of hiding the pain in their...
  • Bin Laden lived 9 years undetected in Pakistan, fathered 4 children, wife says

    03/30/2012 4:36:31 AM PDT · by Doogle · 13 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 03/30/12 | NewsCore via FOX
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Former Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden entered Pakistan across the Afghan border during the early months of U.S. attacks on Afghanistan, then spent nine years on the run in Pakistan living in several safe houses and fathering four children. Testimony from bin Laden's youngest wife -- the 29-year-old Yemenite Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah -- before a joint investigation team in Pakistan reveals the Al Qaeda kingpin fled over the border into Pakistan early in 2002, just after the U.S. launched attacks on Tora Bora in eastern Afghanistan.
  • Do You Know Any Woman Who Doesn't Use Birth Control, Dan Rather Asks - Rachel Maddow

    03/29/2012 11:27:46 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/29/12 | Jack Coleman
    At least one comes to mind, Dan. Guess who? Turns out that oft-flogged figure from liberals of 98 percent of American women using contraception is too low, at least according to former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, who's now working at something or someplace called HDNet. (video clip after page break) Appearing on last night's Rachel Maddow show, Rather claimed that use of birth control is virtually universal. Whether this conclusion is based on Rather's reporting, first-hand knowledge or some combination thereof was left unstated. Fans of unintentional humor who were watching weren't disappointed -- RATHER: I still can't believe...
  • APNewsBreak: Obama seeks power to merge agencies

    01/13/2012 7:01:17 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 13 replies
    Myway ^ | Jan 13, 2012 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Friday for greater power to shrink the federal government, and his first idea is merging six sprawling trade and commerce agencies whose overlapping programs can be baffling to businesses, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. Obama will call on Congress to give him a type of reorganizational power last held by a president when Ronald Reagan was in office. The Obama version would be a so-called consolidation authority allowing him to propose mergers that promise to save money and help consumers. The deal would entitle him to an...
  • Americans are mindless robots under capitalism

    08/25/2011 2:56:54 PM PDT · by rokkitapps · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | Youtuber
    Idiot Obama voter explains how land and water should all be free.. even says in ancient africa electricity was FREE!
  • The one Republicans really want

    06/02/2011 5:34:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    washington times ^ | 6/2/11 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    There is a potential presidential candidate whom almost every Republican wants. This person would not only galvanize the GOP base, but attract large numbers of independents and centrists as well. He would smash President Obama in 2012 and probably win by a landslide. He is Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. More than Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich - or any other possible “first-tier” candidate - the House Budget Committee chairman would be the most formidable challenger. He is smart, articulate and principled. He has name recognition.
  • Audio: More of what Hollywood really thinks about conservatives

    06/01/2011 10:54:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/1/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Ben Shapiro plans to release audio from interviews he conducted for his just-released book, Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV, a little at a time in a strategy learned from Andrew Breitbart’s ACORN exposes. The strategy seems to be working pretty well; after debuting with Hot Air and Townhall yesterday, Ben gets the Hollywood Reporter to release a couple of juicy quotes on tape today from television producer Susan Harris (Golden Girls, Soap), legendary TV executive Fred Silverman, and even COPS creator John Langley, who says he prefers to choose segments based...
  • How much did the auto bailout really cost us?

    05/09/2011 1:05:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    cato insti. ^ | 5/9/11 | Daniel Ikenson
    E.J. Dionne seems perfectly comfortable with the fact that he doesn’t understand economics—as long as the Washington Post continues to allow him to interpret economic events in a manner that comports with his political predispositions. Dionne sees GM’s recent good fortune as evidence of the propriety of government “step[ping] in when the market fails.” Dionne, like others before him, stands slack-jawed, in awe, ready and willing to buy the Brooklyn Bridge, donning narrow blinders and viewing just a narrow sliver of the world, oblivious to the fact that related events are transpiring in the other 359 degrees that surround him....
  • Who is really guilty?

    01/14/2011 11:16:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 1/14/11 | HARDY HABERMAN
    It’s time for all of us to take responsibility for helping create a climate of violence and hate I am guilty — guilty of seeing a connection between the rabble-rousing rhetoric of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and others as a catalyst for the actions of a twisted Arizona man. Guilty of sensing the tragic and outrageous events in Tucson as some kind of clarion call. Guilty of hoping the tone of political discussion in this country might in some way be softened by the senseless murders and injuries caused by a man with a gun. Guilty of thinking to myself...
  • Merkel calls for calm as rail protest turns ugly

    10/02/2010 3:04:25 PM PDT · by DManA · 15 replies
    Breitbart. ^ | October 1, 2010 | ?
    Chancellor Angela Merkel called for calm Friday after riot police used what critics called "Rambo" tactics to disperse thousands of opponents of a contentious rail project. [snip] The seven-billion-euro (9.5-billion-dollar) Stuttgart 21 project aims to make the city and the surrounding region part of a 1,500-kilometre (930-mile), high-speed rail route across the continent. Opponents say most people are against the project, that it will go massively over budget and will ultimately fail to speed up rail traffic. They say that the money would be better spent on other parts of Germany's rail network. Locals in the wealthy city of Stuttgart...
  • Three Million Jobs: Really?

    07/15/2010 7:11:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 7/15/10 | Veronique de Rugy
    The White House can repeat these “jobs saved or created” numbers as often as it wants; it won’t make them true. Consider this Business Week report on a study released today by the Council Of Economic Advisers: The report says the stimulus has “saved or created” about 3 million jobs, and is moving toward a goal of 3.5 million jobs by the end of the year, according to an administration official speaking on condition of anonymity before the report’s release today. As it turns out, when you unpack the numbers, you find that Romer and her team didn’t actually count...
  • Is Obama really a socialist? Some say so, but where's the evidence?

    07/01/2010 12:39:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    The assertion is getting louder: President Obama is a socialist, a wealth-redistributing wolf in Democrat's clothing gnawing at America's entrepreneurial spirit. It's easy to buy "Obama is a socialist" bumper stickers on the Internet. Political commentator Dick Morris said, in a column circulated on, that conservatives are "enraged at Barack Obama's socialism and radicalism." Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich titled his new book "To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine."
  • Kagan and the Military: What Really Happened

    05/10/2010 7:37:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 681+ views
    wsj ^ | 5/10/10 | ROBERT C. CLARK
    With the announcement of Elena Kagan as nominee for the open seat on the Supreme Court, comments both sound and foolish are sure to flood the media. In the prior category is the observation that Ms. Kagan is a brilliant legal scholar with a superb record of service in the federal government and as a law school dean. In the foolish category, we are already hearing a replay of an attack critics used against her when she was being considered for her current position as solicitor general. That attack goes something like this: During her time as dean of Harvard...
  • NY Times: Car Bomb a Possible Factor in Broadway Declines

    05/03/2010 4:30:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 443+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 3, 2010 | By PATRICK HEALY
    Almost all Broadway plays and musicals lost money at the box office last week, with some of the biggest declines occurring at theaters near a car that was found to contain a bomb on Saturday evening. The ensuing evacuation of Times Square could have been a factor in some of the declines, theater industry executives acknowledged, but they said they had no data to confirm such a correlation. The car with the bomb was found on West 45th Street, just west of Seventh Avenue and right outside the Minskoff Theater, where “The Lion King” is playing.
  • For Real? Really? Really??? ZOT!

    10/21/2008 3:01:43 PM PDT · by gsdallas · 2,392 replies · 14,729+ views
    DUh | 10/21/2008 | gsdallas
    Some of the posts on here are so so so amusing! Let's see, the implication that any woman who doesn't support Sarah is a lesbian? That any one who supports Obama is "unwashed"? The more comments I read, the more taken aback. What happened to actual conservatism? Did you all catch the McCain bug where if you disagree with someone you vilify them? Anyone care to come out of the woodwork and speak realistically?
  • Love 'Really Hurts'

    08/07/2007 3:49:14 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 686+ views
    Love 'really hurts' Last Updated: 2:51am BST 07/08/2007 Being in love does make you sick, scientists believe. According to researchers at Imperial College London, the ups and downs of romance can be dangerous. "Love has some obvious physical effects," said Professor Martin Cowie. "Pupils dilate, palms become sweaty and the heart rate increases. Large amounts of adrenaline are running through our system which does cause problems," he added. Stress-related illnesses at work arise from similar physical conditions, Prof Cowie says. "We have seen a big rise in people complaining of flu-like symptoms over a long period of time," he said....
  • Barbie's dog - 'it really poops!'

    04/26/2007 8:20:39 AM PDT · by bedolido · 29 replies · 553+ views ^ | 4-26-2007 | staff writer
    BARBIE, the doll with everything, has followed in the footsteps of her real-life lookalikes and got herself a dog - complete with toy poop "biscuits". Tanner the toy dog poops out her toy food, leaving Barbie to pick up the toy "biscuits" with her toy pooper scooper.
  • South Park: Most Quoted Episodes ("Manbearpig")

    03/03/2007 3:58:58 PM PST · by LS · 200 replies · 7,042+ views
    South Park | 3/03/07 | LS
    Disclaimer: I am not endorsing the language or some of the actions of the cartoon characters on South Park :) For those of you who have not seen this risque "cartoon" series, the Cartoon Network has run some of the "Most Quoted Episodes" of South Park, and one featured Algore in an episode involving "Manbearpig." Alore comes to South Park to warn the kids about "Manbearpig" (global warming), a mythical creature that he insists exists and wants them to get worked up about. (No one does). The kids only repeatedly say things like, "I feel sorry for him. He doesn't...
  • 9/11 questions [BBC Joins Tinfoil "Truthers"]

    02/16/2007 8:18:54 AM PST · by Alouette · 96 replies · 2,045+ views
    BBC ^ | Feb. 14, 2007 | Mike Rudin
    Lots of questions have been raised about 9/11: Why was the hole in the Pentagon wall so small and why was there so little damage to the outer wall? Why does it look like there is no plane at the crash site in Pennsylvania where flight United 93 came down? Why did a building called World Trade Centre Building 7 collapse even though it was never hit by an aircraft?
  • Greenback Gloom (Not?)

    11/29/2006 6:29:22 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 84 replies · 1,283+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 29 Novmember 2006 | Staff
    No one, of course, wants to see the dollar in a free fall. And no question, it has retreated against some currencies. But worried? We aren’t. The dollar isn’t weak at all. Indeed, it’s trading 19% above its level in the mid-1990s, smack in the middle of the Internet boom. True, it’s come off the highs it set in early 2002, when foreign investors still spooked after 9/11 were desperate to invest in a safe haven with sound markets, the rule of law, low interest rates and fast economic growth. That pushed the buck up sharply. ...The other is that,...

    11/12/2006 5:54:23 PM PST · by Halls · 184 replies · 6,372+ views ^ | November 12,2006 | Drudgereport
    A provocative video hits the internet this week showing male soldiers in Iraq aggressively duct-taping a female soldier to a pole! Titled, "When your the only girl in the maintenance section," the 4 minute long video shows a laughing female getting wrapped up with heavy tape.
  • Jordan warns deadly feuding harming Palestinian cause

    10/02/2006 7:29:16 AM PDT · by Valin · 14 replies · 332+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 10/2/06
    AMMAN - Jordanian Prime Minister Maaruf Bakhit warned Monday that inter-Palestinian violence would damage the Palestinian cause and undermine efforts for a Middle East settlement. “We and our Palestinian brothers are in constant contact and of course we fear inter-Palestinian fighting. This is something we always warned against because it weakens the internal front,” Bakhit told reporters. “We have high hopes that the Palestinian brothers will use their wisdom so as to ... reach a united position and avoid bloodshed,” he added. Speaking a day after a Jordanian-Egyptian summit in Cairo, Bakhit reiterated calls for the creation of a Palestinian...
  • Pathetic liberal sissies

    09/10/2006 5:09:44 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 34 replies · 1,550+ views ^ | 10 September 2006 | Kevin McCullouch
    Unable to compete in the world of free debate with transparent facts, liberals behaved like children this week - proving that in the end national security and even national identity are always subservient to their own ego, reputation, and appearance. It was pathetic, cowardly, and sickening. It is also far too typical. Liberals, who in large part are people devoid of true substance and belief, who also have great contempt for God, morality and truth, are often unable to deal with facts that reflect poorly upon them. And using pathetic, self-serving, cry-baby tactics is how they are commemorating this week...
  • Kinda Disturbing(Dakota Fanning's new movie sounds really sick)

    08/01/2006 3:49:37 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 204,754+ views ^ | 7 31 06 |
    Child actress Dakota Fanning is set to shock fans in new movie 'Hounddog.' The film features Dakota semi-nude in child rape scenes. The controversial film written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier is a dark and violent story set in American's rural south and the 12-year-old's mother and agent are convinced her gritty performance is Oscar-worthy. Agent Joy Osbrink was quoted in the New York Daily News, "It's not just the rape scene the whole story is challenging Dakota as an actress. And I've never been so proud of her in my life. I've seen the dailies, and in every scene...
  • NORAD Invaded N. Korean Privacy !!

    07/05/2006 6:38:36 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 6 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Morning Paper | 07/05/06 | vanity
    The Daily Tattletale NORAD INVADED N. KOREAN PRIVACY !! Washington, July 5,2006 : Unidentified sources in NORAD have advised us their super-secret electronic network monitored the launching and flight trajectories of North Korean missiles yesterday-without seeking the consent of North Korea’s Democratically- Elected and- Awfully Nice - People’s Government. Outraged privacy advocates in and out of Congress have promised a full-scale investigation . “We’re going to get to the bottom of this ,” an angry Congressional hopeful (quoted on the basis of anonymity ) declared. Meanwhile , one source in NORAD expressed relief the North Korean’s had not chosen a...
  • Are There Really More Hurricanes?

    06/06/2006 10:14:13 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 774+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-6-2006
    Are there really more hurricanes? 06 June 2006 news service AS THE season for hurricanes cranks up, so do the arguments about what is causing them. Now a meteorologist claims that the apparent increase in recent years - blamed on global warming - is an illusion. The supposed rise in hurricane frequency can be explained by better measurement techniques, says Philip Klotzbach of Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Klotzbach analysed the frequency and intensity of hurricanes over the past 20 years. The study that linked hurricanes to global warming used data going back over 35 years, but he...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • What Really Happened. (...a message from Cindy Sheehan)

    02/01/2006 5:59:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies · 1,313+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 31st, 2005 | Cindy Sheehan
    Dear Friends, As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union Address tonight. I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country. There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press. (Shocker) So this is what really happened: This afternoon at the People's State of the Union Address in DC where I was joined by Congresspersons Lynn Woolsey and John Conyers, Ann Wright, Malik Rahim and John Cavanagh. Lynn brought me a ticket to the State of the Union Address....
  • It's Not Just You: Yesterday Really Was Depressing

    01/23/2006 5:34:32 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 804+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-24-2006 | Catriona Davies
    It's not just you: yesterday really was depressing By Catriona Davies (Filed: 24/01/2006) If you woke up yesterday feeling gloomy and found that, from then on, things got worse, there may be an explanation. According to one academic's calculations, yesterday was the most depressing day of the year. Cliff Arnall, a psychologist at Cardiff University who devised the formula, blamed a combination of debts, failed New Year's resolutions, the cold, grey weather and the length of time since Christmas. "For most people, there's a realisation by the third week of January that spending on sales items needs to be stopped...
  • Stiffed by U.S., UN Asks Groups to Report on U.S. Rights Violations

    10/19/2005 4:21:21 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 50 replies · 2,352+ views
    One World US ^ | Tue Oct 18, 8:59 PM ET | Niko Kyriakou
    SAN FRANCISCO, October 18 (OneWorld) - In an unprecedented move, a UN committee has asked human and civil rights groups to submit reports and testify on U.S. breaches of international law, filling a gap left by the U.S. government’s failure to submit its own report. The 18-member United Nations Human Rights Committee, which reviews nations’ compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, began reviewing country reports Monday and will complete its session on October 24. But for the third time since ratifying the treaty in 1992, the United States has failed to submit its five-year report to...
  • CA: State's budget problem real, but would Prop. 76 really fix it?

    10/16/2005 10:09:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 499+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/16/05 | Dan Walters
    Everyone agrees that California has a chronic fiscal problem - five straight years of deficit budgets being graphic proof. The state, which had experienced serious budget problems in the early 1990s, thanks to a severe recession, was recovering nicely until 2000, when then-Gov. Gray Davis and the Legislature blew most of a one-time tax windfall on billions of dollars in tax cuts and new spending. --snip-- The budget crisis eventually cost Democrat Davis his job and propelled Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger into the governorship on his promise to clean up the mess in Sacramento. But while Schwarzenegger has made some incremental...
  • Dems weigh how Roberts vote will play (“I think this guy really is conservative”)

    08/02/2005 10:54:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 792+ views
    Hill News ^ | 8/03/05 | Geoff Earle
    Dems weigh how Roberts vote will play By Geoff Earle As new information emerges about Judge John Roberts’s conservative writing, Republicans are bracing for a more contentious confirmation process than previously anticipated. But the tougher grilling could also provide those Democrats mulling a run for the White House with a golden opportunity to build constituencies and raise their national profiles. The Roberts vote, slated for late September, could have a high enough profile that Democratic primary voters will remember it in 2006 and 2007, particularly if Roberts is confirmed and the Supreme Court hands down a major ruling on...
  • The Dem Party has been taken over by Jimmy Carter!! (Howard Dean is merely his poppet! Vanity...)

    05/12/2005 8:30:50 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 34 replies · 668+ views
    Email | 5/12/2005 | Liberal Yahoo yahoos
    Manuel Varela wrote: To: From: Manuel Varela Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 20:37:19 +0100 (BST) Subject: [antiwarbroward] RE: Open Letter to Howard Dean from Kucinich No, I am not kidding at all!! Lets Wait. We´ll see very soon indeed!! Fortunately enough this will be the end for both parties. I am a firm believer that a new party o political movement (progressive and libertarian at the same time) is about to emerge. There are so many underlying forces for this to happen in America. Most of this forces concentrated around John Kerry until Nov 2004 because he seemed to...
  • Man found dead in cemetery

    04/13/2005 10:34:36 AM PDT · by hoosierboy · 89 replies · 2,395+ views
    MICHIGAN CITY NEWS DISPATCH ^ | 04/13/05 | Georgette Senter
    Police say the 40-year-old electrician was shot. Officers are asking for the public's help. Michigan City police early Tuesday morning responded to a call from a concerned citizen who found a person lying in a grassy area near the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery. Sgt. Larry Litchford said the call came about 6:40 a.m. He said officers responding to the call found the body of Philip Lanier, 40, 811 York St., in an area near the front entrance of the cem etery on Tilden Avenue. Litchford said Lanier suffered a gunshot wound "to his body inflicted by an unknown suspect sometime...
  • HIGH Fashion Alert!

    01/26/2005 8:09:40 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 61 replies · 1,520+ views
    Yapoo ^ | 1/26/05 | Yapoo
    I can throw clothes in the washer with Elmers glue, chewing gum, scissors and bleach too you know...But nobody has paid me anything for my "creations"....yet.
  • The black hole that cannot stop eating

    01/06/2005 8:33:19 PM PST · by holymoly · 34 replies · 1,908+ views ^ | January 7 2005 | Clive Cookson
    Astronomers have recorded the most powerful eruption of energy yet observed in the universe. It comes from a gigantic black hole, a billion times more massive than our sun, which is swallowing vast amounts of material from its surrounding galaxy. The eruption was discovered with the Chandra X-ray observatory operated by Nasa, the US space agency, and is reported in the journal Nature. Brian McNamara of Ohio University, the study leader, said he had previously observed vast cosmic bubbles of hot gas extending outward from "supermassive" black holes in distant galaxies, but "what literally almost knocked me off my chair...
  • CA: Is any of us really ready for the reign of 'Mayor Hertzy'?

    11/29/2004 6:32:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 382+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 11/29/04 | Rick Orlov
    What do you get the man who turns 50? For Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg, it was a surprise party at the exclusive Jonathan Club with a quasi-endorsement in his bid for mayor from Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger and his Democratic wife, Maria Shriver, former Mayor Richard Riordan and his Democratic wife, Nancy Daly, were among the 100 or so who roasted Hertzberg at the dinner. Schwarzenegger, according to guests, made it clear he could work well with a Mayor Bob Hertzberg, who was a key player in helping the governor get started in Sacramento. While not coming out officially...