Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,371
89%  
Woo hoo!! And now over 89%!! Less than $9.7k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: record

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Ex-HP board member who voted to fire Fiorina endorses her [Tom Perkins]

    08/30/2015 9:04:22 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015 August 27 | Jesse Byrnes
    A former board member of Hewlett-Packard who voted to fire Carly Fiorina as CEO is now endorsing the businesswoman's 2016 Republican presidential campaign. "Carly did what she was brought in to do: turn the company around and make it successful again. Not only did she save the company from the dire straits it was in, she laid the foundation for HP's future growth," Tom Perkins wrote for a full-page New York Times ad. The comments, in an advertisement placed in the newspaper's business section Thursday by a pro-Fiorina super-PAC, were framed as a response to an Aug. 18 Times column...
  • Trump Turns Attack on Walker

    08/24/2015 1:39:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 173 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday turned his attack on rival Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, in his soaring and often unpredictable campaign that has largely targeted frontrunners but spared essentially nobody. “His state has not performed well,” Trump, the billionaire businessman who now leads in most polls, told ABC’s “This Week.” “We need someone who’s going to make it perform well, this country perform well. … I’m the one to do it.” Like many political candidates, Trump is spending the early part of the election cycle trying to downgrade the early favorites -- in this case Republican Jeb Bush,...
  • Does Carly Have the Record to Throw These Punches?

    08/12/2015 6:04:05 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8-12-2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Carly Fiorina has been widely extolled for her solid performance in the Fox News debate featuring the second tier candidates last Thursday. Judging by her rise in the polls, her overall message clearly resonated with a number of voters. Most prominently, voters are likely tantalized by her promise to “throw every punch at Hillary” and not pull punches, as has been the case with previous GOP nominees. Indeed, it is critical for the eventual GOP nominee to have the ability to articulate a bold contrast on the key issues and pin the failures of the current policies on the Democrat...
  • Judging the Governors [Who are running for President in 2016]

    07/27/2015 7:09:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/27/2015 | Kevin Hassett
    As the presidential-election season kicks off, governors from all over America are seeking the Republican nomination. Historically, voters in presidential elections have tended to favor the executive experience of governors, and it seems more likely than not that the eventual Republican nominee will be one of these gentlemen. A governor is different from other politicians in that he governs an identifiable state for an identifiable period of time, and thus can be empirically associated with an economic track record in a way that a senator or a heart surgeon cannot. Economics, however, remains an inexact science. Even if a million...
  • Scott Walker: End the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party

    07/19/2015 1:02:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-19-15 | Michael Walsh
    Scott Walker, along with Ted Cruz and perhaps a handful of others on the Right, understands the pernicious nature of the kind of “bipartisanship” that has give us the likes of Poppy and W. Bush, and is currently exemplified in the current entitled scion, Jeb. It’s a terrible, undemocratic idea: The town hall attendee asked for the microphone to pose this question to newly announced presidential candidate Scott Walker: Americans are fed up with the partisan gridlock in Washington, so what would he do as president to “end the partisanship and parochialism that is really stifling this great country”? Walker...
  • The Untouchable: Democrats are Terrified of Scott Walker. They Should Be.

    07/14/2015 10:34:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Eight years ago Barack Obama bound his own party to what proved to be a successful class warfare platform–for him, at least. Unfortunately, and largely due to him, that binding turned out to be more of a hamstringing: there isn’t much of the party he brought along with him left in Washington. Obama’s constant narrative of division by wealth, sex, race and geography (urban vs. suburban/rural, coasts vs. heartland), is wholly dependent upon grooming and molding enough elected talent within the party to keep it growing. And yet all that’s left of the vibrant, rising, seemingly invincible party that Obama...
  • Hillary’s Abysmal Record as Secretary of State Alone Should Disqualify Her from the Presidency

    06/23/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/23/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats’ candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that would qualify her for the presidency, and much that should disqualify her. What is even more painful is that none of that matters politically. Many people simply want “a woman” to be president, and Hillary is the best-known woman in politics, though by no means the best qualified. What is Hillary’s history? In the...
  • Hillary Clinton Sets Record, Longest Presidential Candidate To Dodge National Press

    04/27/2015 5:56:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/15 | Alex Swoyer
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a dubious record: she’s gone longer than any presidential candidate in modern history without appearing on a national television news network or conducting a sit down interview with national media. Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, announced she would run for president via a recorded two-minute video message on Twitter Sunday April 12th. Following the announcement, Clinton dashed off to Iowa in her “Scooby” van without giving any time to the national press, and very little time – if any – to local reporters.
  • NY to LA. 26 Hours. 28 Minutes. (New transcontinental driving record.

    03/31/2015 6:33:41 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 87 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/31/2015 | Jack Baruth
    March 28-29, 2015 Departure: Red Ball Parking Garage – 142 East 31st Street, NY, NY 10016 Arrival: R10 Social House – 179 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 13 states – NY, NJ, WV, PA, OH, IL, IN, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ, CA 2811.5 miles in 26 hours, 28 minutes, 13 seconds 106.21 mph Overall Average 23 Minutes 17 Seconds Stopped 107.79 mph Moving Average 3 Fuel Stops: 8m13s, 11m29s and 3m35s 70 Gallons Fuel Capacity ~230 Gallons of E85 used 12.22 MPG
  • State Department Has ‘No Record’ Of Clinton Signing Separation Statement [VIDEO]

    03/17/2015 11:56:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/17/15 | Al Weaver
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday the agency is “fairly certain” that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not sign a separation statement upon her departure from Foggy Bottom. “We don’t have record of it,” Psaki admitted. “Can you put to rest the questions that you have not been able to answer to this point about former Secretary Clinton, whether she signed this separation form or not?” asked The Associated Press’ Matt Lee. “Well, we have reviewed Secretary Clinton’s official personal file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing any of the 0F-109,”...
  • 141 year old cold weather record falls in Jacksonville ( Florida )

    11/21/2014 6:34:48 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    WJXT ^ | Nov 20 2014 | Blake Mathews
    24 degrees breaks old record of 30 set in 1873. Thursday morning not only broke an "ancient" record from 1873, but we also dropped to the second coldest temperature ever recorded in the month of November in Jacksonville. According to the National Weather Service, for the second morning in a row, Jacksonville set a new cold weather record. Thursday mornings temperature dropped to a bone chilling 24 degrees breaking the old record of 30 degrees set in 1873. If that wasn't cold enough for you, Thursday's 24 degrees also marks the second lowest temperature ever recorded in the month of...
  • Mary Burke’s taxing resume problems (WI)

    10/24/2014 11:03:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-23-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Mary Burke’s resume, much like the Democratic candidate for governor, has gone through a lot of changes — particularly during the course of her campaign. And some new tax records obtained by Wisconsin Reporter beg more questions about Burke’s shifting employment record. Burke is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next month’s election. There is “no record” of Mary Burke on Wisconsin’s income tax rolls in 1988. That’s peculiar because Burke did pay $3,514 in 1987, and $3,750 in income taxes in 1989, according to a document from the state Department of Revenue’s Central Tax...
  • More unseasonably cool air to descend on eastern U.S. next week (Summer polar vortex predicted?)

    07/28/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/25/14 | Scott Dance
    Call it the return of the summer "polar vortex" if you want -- a mass of cool, dry air from the north is forecast to bring more unseasonably cool temperatures next week in Maryland and across the eastern United States. **SNIP** Twice this month, Baltimore has set new record lows, most recently on Friday. The low of 57 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a record set in 2008, of 59 degrees. On July 18, a low of 57 broke a record dating to 1976.
  • Dow hits record for fourth day

    06/10/2014 4:19:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/10/14 | Caroline Valetkevitch - Ruters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks finished nearly flat on Tuesday, although the Dow eked out another record closing high as utilities' shares fell while 10-year bond yields hit their highest level in a month. Six of the 10 primary S&P 500 sector indexes ended the session lower. The decline was led by a 0.3 percent drop in the S&P utilities index (.SPLRCU). Utility stocks' high dividends tend to lose some of their appeal when bond yields jump. It was the Dow's fourth straight record closing high. The S&P 500, though, broke its four-day string of record high finishes. The...
  • Was it legal to record and release Sterling's racist rant?

    05/02/2014 5:11:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    CNN.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Mariano Castillo
    (CNN) -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA for life. Sterling has confirmed it is his voice expressing racist views on audio of a private conversation that was leaked to the media. Some who have followed Sterling over the years say he had shown this side before and the leaked audio led to public outcry too loud for the NBA commissioner to ignore.
  • High carbon dioxide levels set a record

    05/01/2014 10:20:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/1/14 | David Perlman
    There's striking new evidence that Earth's atmosphere is increasingly saturated with carbon dioxide, the major gas from fossil fuel emissions that trigger climate change. ... "This should be taken as a warning," said Ken Caldeira, an atmospheric scientist with the Carnegie Institution's department of global ecology at Stanford University. "It is time to stop building things with tailpipes and smokestacks. "It is time to stop using the sky as a waste dump for our carbon dioxide pollution. If we fail to heed this warning, our children will end up living in a world that is much hotter than any human...
  • Governor With Eye on 2016 Finds His Rise Under Scrutiny

    04/27/2014 8:12:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4-26-14 | Monica Davey
    STURTEVANT, Wis. — Scott Walker is nothing if not consistent. From his time as a local official in Milwaukee a decade ago to his explosive first year as governor of Wisconsin in 2011, Mr. Walker, a Republican, has deviated little from a platform to spend less, tax less and rein in the power of public sector unions. Again and again, Mr. Walker has shown a rare aptitude for recognizing and seizing ripe political opportunities, and he has advanced himself in ways that have him being mentioned with Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio and...
  • District Attorney Drops Charges Against Bullied Teen Who Recorded His Tormentors

    04/22/2014 3:58:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    techdirt.com ^ | 4-18-2014 | Tim Cushing
    Full Title: "Finally, Someone Acts Like An Adult: District Attorney Drops Charges Against Bullied Teen Who Recorded His Tormentors" South Fayette School in Pennsylvania, along with a complicit criminal justice system, recently made headlines with its groundbreaking anti-bullying program, which apparently deters bullying by punishing bullied students. Here's a short recap: A bullied student used an iPad to make an audio recording of other students abusing him. He brought this to school administration who a) called in a police officer (after being advised by its legal team that this might be a violation of the state's wiretapping law) and b)...
  • Hillary Clinton spins her record on Israel

    03/20/2014 10:31:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/20/14 | Jennifer Rubin
    Hillary Clinton is trying to impress voters that she’s a true friend of Israel, which is odd given that relations with the Jewish state reached a low point while she was secretary of State. The Post reports: “Hillary Rodham Clinton cast doubt on the interim nuclear agreement with Iran, saying in a muscular policy speech [in New York] Wednesday night that she is ‘personally skeptical’ that Iran’s leaders will follow through on a comprehensive agreement to end their march toward nuclear weapons. Still, the former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate told a pro-Israel audience in New...
  • Obamas set new record for vacation travel expenses; stonewalled documents finally released

    03/02/2014 1:06:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    bix pac review ^ | 3/1/14 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    It took filing a lawsuit, but Judicial Watch discovered Friday that President Obama has set a new record for travel on the taxpayer dime. The conservative watchdog group obtained travel records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force that show the Obamas racked up $7.4 million during just three trips in 2013 – in flight expenses only. The records, revealed Friday, include the Obama family’s Christmas vacation in Hawaii from Dec. 21, 2012, to Jan. 5, 2013. During that stay, the president took a short break and flew back to Washington to work on a budget deal, then returned...
  • Record 20% of Households on Food Stamps in 2013

    01/21/2014 2:47:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/21/14 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) -- A record 20% of American households, one in five, were on food stamps in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The numbers also show that there were a record number of individuals on food stamps in 2013 and that the cost of the program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), was at an all-time high.
  • Mesmerizing! Mom downs 72-ounce steak in under 3 minutes (shatters record)

    01/10/2014 3:33:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    Today ^ | 1/10/14 | Danika Fears
    Nebraska resident Molly Schuyler plowed through a 12-pound sandwich with a 1-pound side of fries in 54 minutes. The very next evening, the 125-pound mother of four mauled a 72-ounce steak in just 2 minutes and 44 seconds “on a whim.” She followed that up with a burger an hour later and now, she's a minor celebrity. “It really wasn’t any work at all,” the 34-year-old told TODAY.com. “I was just going through the motions.”
  • Antarctica Sets Cold Record of -135.8 Degrees

    12/10/2013 5:13:06 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 33 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | December 9, 2013 | Seth Borenstein
    Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for soul-crushing cold. Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that's 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius, which sounds only slightly toastier. Better yet, don't try it. That's so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe. A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -135.8 degrees. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -135.3 degrees. The old record had been -128.6 degrees,...
  • Margin Debt Soars To New Record; Investor Net Worth Hits Record Low

    11/26/2013 6:36:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 11/26/13 | Tyler Durden
    The correlation between stock prices and margin debt continues to rise (to new records of exuberant "Fed's got our backs" hope) as NYSE member margin balances surge to new record highs. Relative to the NYSE Composite, this is the most "leveraged' investors have been since the absolute peak in Feb 2000. What is more worrisome, or perhaps not, is the ongoing collapse in investor net worth - defined as total free credit in margin accounts less total margin debt - which has hit what appears to be all-time lows (i.e. there's less left than ever before) which as we noted...
  • Record early voting in Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance”

    11/15/2013 11:10:18 PM PST · by Amish · 17 replies
    NRL News ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    The city clerk’s office has informed KRQE-TV that there’s been a record number for early voting on a proposed ordinance. What has caused over 23,000 people to vote as of this morning? The city of Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance,” which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the juncture by which science shows the unborn child can experience pain. Early voting ends November 15th and Election Day is November 19th. (There is also a run-off election in one city council district that will give the city a new councilor.) There are four known late abortion centers in the...
  • Francis Bacon triptych sells for record $142.4 million at Christie’s auction

    11/12/2013 10:27:39 PM PST · by pluvmantelo · 22 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | November 12, 2013 | Chris Michaud
    Francis Bacon’s three-paneled painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Tuesday when it soared to $142.4 million at Christie’s.
  • 'Dying' Russia Is On Pace To Record Natural Population Growth in 2013

    11/06/2013 5:47:34 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 5, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    Rosstat recently released their latest batch of demographic statistics. Nothing particularly bizarre or unexpected happened, but the data show that births have held steady at their 2012 level while deaths have modestly decreased. This means that, if the trends from the January-September period are maintained for the entirety of 2013, Russia will record natural population growth of roughly 13,000, its first natural population growth since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now in one sense natural growth of 13,000 out of a total population of 143,000,000 sounds puny and unimpressive. However, as I never tire of reminding people, it wasn’t...
  • New Record: Driving Across the US in Less Than 29 Hours

    10/31/2013 6:25:00 PM PDT · by oxcart · 43 replies
    ABCnews.com ^ | 10/31/2013 | Russell Goldman
    Three men, a souped-up Mercedes, 2,813 miles of American roadway, a bedpan, and a dream. Ed Bolian, and his team, obliterated a cross-country driving record this month, racing from New York to LA in a heart-pounding 28 hours 50 minutes. That’s 11 hours faster than Google maps says it should take, and nearly 3 hours faster than the previous record set in 2006 of 31 hours and 4 minutes. “Honestly, I was so shocked at how much we had beat our target and previous record,” Bolian, a 27-year-old Lamborghini dealer from Atlanta told ABCNews.com.
  • Atlanta man recounts NY-to-LA drive in record 28 hours, 50 minutes

    10/31/2013 3:52:36 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Ed Bolian had a serious cross-country need for speed. The 28-year-old Atlanta man and a two-man crew shattered the unofficial record for fastest drive from New York City to Los Angeles earlier this month by making the 2,813-mile trip in 28 hours and 50 minutes, besting the previous mark set in 2006 by more than two hours. Using a souped-up 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Bolian, co-driver Dave Black and support passenger Dan Huang left the Red Ball Parking Garage on 31st Street in New York City at 9:55 p.m. on Oct. 19. The trio later arrived at the Portofino Hotel...
  • 90,609,000: Americans Not in Labor Force Climbs to Another Record

    10/22/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/22/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation's labor force has climbed to a record 90,609,000 in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS counts a person as participating in the labor force if they are 16 years or older and either have a job or have actively sought a job in the last four weeks. A person is not participating in the labor force if they are 16 or older and have not sought a job in the...
  • U.S. debt jumps a record $328 billion — tops $17 trillion for first time

    10/18/2013 3:31:58 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-18-2013 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>U.S. debt jumped a record $328 billion on Thursday, the first day the federal government was able to borrow money under the deal President Obama and Congress sealed this week.</p> <p>The debt now equals $17.075 trillion, according to figures the Treasury Department posted online on Friday.</p>
  • Atlanta, GA – Record cold for third straight day

    09/13/2013 8:17:16 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 47 replies
    Ice Age Now.info ^ | 13SEP2013 | Sonia Moghe
    For the third straight day, high temperatures in Atlanta are breaking records for how low they are. Saturday’s high was 66 degrees as against the normal high in the upper 80s. The temperatures put a chill over, “It’s kind of a freak of nature that it’s even cold – it’s August and we’re wearing jeans and coats, and it’s very weird,” said Regan Koski, event manager for Decatur’s Blues, Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival. “I’m from Atlanta, and I still can’t believe this weather. It’s crazy,” Wynn said. “I would expect this in November. Not in August. Not in Atlanta.” Thursday...
  • Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year

    09/07/2013 9:07:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7 September 2013 | By David Rose
    A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 per cent. The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013. Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.
  • Arrest Made in Wild Drive Around Manhattan

    09/07/2013 9:09:24 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 32 replies
    The NY Slimes ^ | 6SEP2013 | Marc Santora
    The driver, who went by the name Afroduck, was fast and proud of it, using a dashboard camera to capture his wild 26.5-mile journey around Manhattan in 24 minutes.
  • Cold weekend forecast: Fall in Summer (Chicago record breaker?)

    07/26/2013 8:08:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/26/13 | Ellen Jean Hirst
    You might want to put aside any plans for the beach this weekend. The high temperature on Saturday is forecast to stay one notch below 70 degrees, threatening the record for July 27. Lows are expected to dip into the mid and upper 40s in some suburbs Saturday night, with northern suburbs experiencing slightly colder and southern suburbs slightly warmer temps conditions.
  • S&P, Dow hit records as earnings roll out

    07/18/2013 8:54:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/18/2013 | Leah Schnurr
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 scaled fresh heights on Thursday, boosted by better than expected results from Morgan Stanley and United Health, while investors looked to a second day of congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) surged 4.1 percent to $27.64 after the bank reported stronger-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit as revenue grew in all its major businesses. A jump in shares of UnitedHealth (UNH.N) helped boost the Dow and other health insurers. UnitedHealth was up 5.7 percent at $70.03 after the company's results beat expectations, while the S&P health...
  • Record sales for Smith & Wesson

    06/26/2013 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/26/13 | Aaron Smith
    NEW YORK - Barraged with a surge in demand for its firearms, Smith & Wesson is vowing to continue to ramp up manufacturing. Smith & Wesson (SWHC) reported that its gun sales jumped by 42% for the 2013 fiscal year, which ended on April 30 with record sales of $587.5 million. The company reported net income of $78.7 million more than quadrupling it´s prior-year results. Going forward, the gun maker expects to keep breaking sales records. Sales have surged for guns and ammunition ever since the presidential campaign of 2012.
  • Number Of Older Workers (55 And Over) Rises To New Record High

    06/07/2013 1:20:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/7/13 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest installment of another long-running series, we look at the age bracket distribution of those who are lucky enough to get new jobs each month, versus those who aren't. It should come as no surprise that once more the majority of new jobs created in the month of May went to the oldest age-group cohort, those 55 and older, which saw an increase of 203,000 jobs in May, more than every other age group bracket. The result: with an all time high 31,488,000 workers aged 55-69, Americans are far more busy working in their older years than retiring...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Wants Medical Information Out of Public Record

    06/04/2013 4:33:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 6/04/13 | Alexandria Fisher
    **SNIP** They also requested that the sentencing memo, however, be partially "under seal," or out of public view, as it "will contain personal sensitive details about [Jackson's] medical condition, as well as the medical condition of one of his family members," the Sun-Times reported. **SNIP** "I'm not bound by the sentencing guidelines," Judge Robert Wilkins said earlier in court, noting he cannot go beyond the maximum of five years. "The sentencing guidelines are advisory, and they are something I am bound to consider."
  • Food Bank distributed record number of weekend backpacks to hungry kids

    05/27/2013 7:24:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 5/27/13 | Roy Wenz
    The Kansas Food Bank gave out record numbers of Friday food packages to schoolchildren in Wichita and throughout the state this year as part of its Food 4 Kids program. The highest number of backpacks of food handed out to needy school children was 7,158 during a week in February, said Larry Gunkel, a Food Bank official running the program. (Snip) The program ensures that students identified by school staff as chronically hungry can get a backpack of food on Fridays for the weekend. Teachers and school social workers have told the Food Bank
  • Nenana Ice Classic now past 4th latest ice breakup

    05/15/2013 10:06:25 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 59 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 14MAY2013 | Anthony Watts
    Reader Psalmon writes: "Nenana River ice breakup nears top three latest dates in 97 years of contest." It may have escaped notice, but this last Saturday the locals in Nanana, AK hooked up the clock to determine the breakup and winner of the annual Nenana Ice Classic. Further ice measurements were apparently suspended last Thursday with the last measurement of 40 inches (just). If you think May 11 seems late for starting the countdown, it is. After the fourth earliest breakup in 2012 (April 23), as of this afternoon on May 14th, the tripod still stands, making 2013 the fourth...
  • Longmont weather: Lowest temperature ever recorded in May

    05/03/2013 12:11:54 PM PDT · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | 5/3/2013 | staff
    Under clear skies and a snowy landscape, the temperature plunged to 14 degrees at Vance Brand Airport at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, smashing the previous record low for the date of 24, set in 1989. The morning low is the lowest temperature ever recorded in Longmont during the month of May, according to Times-Call weather consultant Dave Larison. Previously, the lowest reading for the month was 18 degrees, set on May 1, 1989, and May 5, 1917. ... (Read rest of article via link.)
  • Sittler's single-game points record still untouched

    04/22/2013 5:25:12 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 25 replies
    NHL official publication ^ | Feb 7 2013 | John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist
    Records are made to be broken. But the mark Darryl Sittler set on Feb. 7, 1976, continues to stand the test of time. On that early February night, Sittler shattered one of the most famous marks in hockey -- Maurice Richard's record of eight points in a game, a record set by "The Rocket" in December 1944 and matched only once in the next 32 years -- by Bert Olmstead in 1954. Richard had five goals and three assists; Sittler had one more of each, scoring six times and setting up four more goals as the Toronto Maple Leafs routed...
  • Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs (for the third straight day)

    04/11/2013 1:07:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/11/2013
    Technology stocks roared back Wednesday, driving the Standard & Poor's 500 and Dow Jones industrial average to record highs. The industry has lagged the broader market this year, but surged after network communications company Adtran reported earnings that were double what Wall Street analysts expected. That boosted optimism that businesses will increase spending on technology equipment. Chipmakers Micron (MU) and Intel (INTC) jumped, as did other network equipment makers like Cisco (CSCO) and JDS Uniphase (JDSU). Stocks were also up on an optimistic reading of the Federal Reserve's latest minutes. Technology stocks rose 1.8 percent, the most of the 10...
  • Census Shows Record 1 In 3 US Counties Are Dying Off

    03/14/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 14, 2013 | Associated Press
    A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its most sluggish growth levels since the Great Depression. The areas of natural decrease stretch from industrial areas near Pittsburgh and Cleveland to the vineyards outside San Francisco to the rural areas of east Texas and the Great Plains. A common theme is a waning local economy, such...
  • Households On Foodstamps Rise To New Record

    02/11/2013 7:48:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/11/13 | Tyler Durden
    While hardly presented by the mainstream media with the same panache dedicated to the monthly ARIMA-X-12 seasonally-adjusted, climate-affected, goal-seek devised non-farm payroll data, the three month delayed Foodstamp number is according to many a far greater attestation to the "effectiveness" of the Obama administration to turn the economy around. And far greater it is: since his inauguration, the US has generated just 841,000 jobs through November 2012, a number is more than dwarfed by the 17.3 million new foodstamps and disability recipients added to the rolls in the past 4 years. And since the start of the depression in December...
  • Grinnell player scores 138 points, sets NCAA scoring record

    11/21/2012 4:45:26 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    FOX ^ | 11-21-12 | ap
    After a poor shooting weekend, Grinnell guard Jack Taylor was given the green light to shoot his way out of a slump. It only took 108 shots for Taylor to make a mockery of the college basketball record books. Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible on Tuesday night in Grinnell, Iowa. Taylor, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore from Black River Falls, Wis., made 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts in 36 minutes.
  • TRANSCRIPT: Obama Campaign Releases Transcript of President’s Interview With Des Moines Register

    10/24/2012 7:42:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 10/24/12 | staff
    The Obama campaign has released a transcript of the president’s conversation with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register. This comes after the newspaper’s editor complained that the campaign insisted that the conversation, which was part of Obama’s push for an endorsement by the paper, be kept off the record. Q Good morning, Mr. President — Laura Hollingsworth, with the Des Moines Register. THE PRESIDENT: Hi, how are you? Q Very well. We haven’t spoken in four years. We’re excited to be able to talk with you. THE PRESIDENT: Well, I’m so glad to talk to you. And I...
  • Skydiver breaks sound barrier

    10/15/2012 2:38:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 45 replies
    CBC News ^ | October 14, 2012 | CBC news
    Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner made a death-defying free fall that made him the first skydiver to break the sound barrier, according to organizers. In a journey that lasted over nine minutes, he fell at a speed of 1,342.8 km/h, which broke the sound barrier — 1,200 km/h. That amounts to Mach 1.24, which is faster than the speed of sound. No one has ever reached that speed wearing only a high-tech suit. Baumgartner, now known as 'Fearless Felix', has broken the record for the highest free fall ever, the fastest free fall and the highest manned balloon ride, said organizers.
  • Prescott, Wis.: Family-owned grocery store grills world-record brat

    10/07/2012 10:03:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-6-12 | Elizabeth Mohr
    Pat Ptacek wanted to find a way to mark his family store's 100-year anniversary. Something unique. Something amazing. "It started as a meat market 100 years ago, so it made sense to incorporate meat into our celebration," Ptacek said. "I decided, what is the world-record brat?" Now, he can say it's his. Ptacek's IGA, the Prescott, Wis., grocery store the Ptacek family has owned and operated for a century, grilled and served up a 52-foot-2-inch bratwurst Saturday, Oct. 6 -- complete with a bun.