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  • Warriors reach 73 wins in blowout to set new single-season record

    04/13/2016 10:18:37 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 36 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 13 2016 | Eric Freeman
    The biggest story of the NBA's regular season has reached its resolution. It ends with the Golden State Warriors holding a 73-9 record, a new league record for wins in a single season. The Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 at Oracle Arena on Wednesday to end the season on a four-game winning streak that puts them one win ahead of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the new mark. If the Warriors can repeat as champions, they will certainly be remembered as one of the greatest teams in NBA history and will be considered a budding dynasty. This final win...
  • Farthest Galaxy Yet Smashes Cosmic Distance Record

    03/04/2016 3:51:26 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    space.com ^ | 3/3/16 | Calla Cofield
    Farthest Galaxy Yet Smashes Cosmic Distance Record By Calla Cofield, Space.com Staff Writer March 3, 2016 04:45pm ET MORE Please upgrade your Flash Plugin The Hubble Space Telescope just calculated the distance to the most far-out galaxy ever measured, providing scientists with a look deep into the history of the universe. The far-away galaxy, named GN-z11, existed a mere 400 million years after the Big Bang, or about 13.3 billion years ago. Because the light from such a distant galaxy must travel huge distances to reach Earth, scientists are seeing the galaxy as it looked over 13 billion years ago....
  • Donald Trump a Typical New York City Liberal Then and Now

    01/19/2016 9:59:05 PM PST · by Berean · 72 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 18, 2016 | Steve Deace
    The conservative apologists for Donald Trump, and sadly there are some, protest that using his 1999 interview with the late Tim Russert, in which Trump vividly and unabashedly lays out his New York City liberalism, isn’t fair game given the time elapsed since then. Fair enough. Being that it was sixteen years ago... - See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/01/deace-donald-trump-a-typical-new-york-city-liberal-then-and-now#sthash.wqGndSaX.dpuf
  • Hillary Clinton's lame Senate career

    12/30/2015 4:18:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-29-15 | Jason Russell
    For eight years, Hillary Clinton toiled away in the United States Senate, sponsoring many landmark pieces of legislation and getting them signed into law, forever changing the country. Just kidding. Only three pieces of legislation that Clinton sponsored became law. None were of much consequence. One renamed a post office in a New York town with fewer than 2,000 people. Another renamed a portion of highway outside Buffalo after the late Tim Russert. The third established a brick house in Troy, N.Y., as a national historic site to honor a 19th century female union leader. During her Senate career, Clinton...
  • TED CRUZ RELEASES POWERFUL NEW VIDEO

    12/22/2015 9:55:35 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 20 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 12/22/15 | RightScoop
    Ted Cruz just released a powerful new video called “2015: A Year Fighting for Freedom, Texas, and America” that details how he’s fought this year against the Republican Establishment, Planned Parenthood, the Iran deal, and more.
  • Midwest faces deep freeze in wake of snow storm

    11/22/2015 6:06:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2015 | Associated Press
    A deep freeze set in across the Midwest on Sunday with low temperatures forecast in the single digits and a few below zero, turning the season's first major snow into ice that made some roads treacherous to travel. After snow on Friday and Saturday across much of the region, temperatures plunged behind the front. The National Weather Service forecast 20 degrees or lower across six states from North Dakota to Illinois. Fargo, North Dakota, could dip to 11 degrees by early Sunday. Madison, Wisconsin, could see 7 degrees and Des Moines 12. Parts of Iowa, northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin...
  • Donald Trump gives SNL its biggest ratings in years

    11/08/2015 7:59:20 AM PST · by GilGil · 58 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 11/8/2015 | James Hibberd
    The actual number of SNL viewers will be available later in the week. But for point of comparison, the season premiere delivered 6.3 million viewers, so last night could be close to 10 million. Trump, who continues to lead the GOP primary polls, previously fueled an August debate on Fox News Channel to a record 24 million viewers, and September debate on CNN drew an also impressive 23 million viewers.
  • Democratic Debate Clocks Record 15.3M Viewers For CNN, Even Without Joe Biden (Trump wins by 9 Mill)

    10/14/2015 10:47:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 28 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 14, 2015 | Lisa de Moreas
    UPDATED with additional stats: According to Nielsen Fast National ratings data, CNNs Democratic debate averaged 15.3 million total viewers last night. That would make it the sixth-biggest nonsports cable telecast in history. In the 25-54 demographic, the faceoff among White House hopefuls averaged 4.8 million the most ever for a Dem debate. CNNs Ashleigh Banfield bragged on-air this morning that her networks debate drew a higher number than the season premiere of The Walking Dead.
  • Just What Is Carly Fiorinas Record?

    09/26/2015 12:51:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 9-25-2015 | Erick Erickson
    My ten year old told me she wanted to organize the kids in her class to support Carly Fiorina. Ms. Fiorinas speech was the only Presidential speech at the RedState Gathering that my daughter wanted to hear. Shes a big fan. In fact, Fiorinas 2016 Presidential campaign has been very impressive and she has been sharp. Her debate performances have been impressive. The points she has made on life and limited government have been spot on. But I still have concerns about Carly Fiorina. Conservatives who want to hold up Donald Trumps prior positions should do the same to Carly...
  • 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 ABCs This Week. We need someone whos going to make it perform well, this country perform well. Im 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. Its 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 platformfor him, at least. Unfortunately, and largely due to him, that binding turned out to be more of a hamstringing: there isnt much of the party he brought along with him left in Washington. Obamas 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 thats left of the vibrant, rising, seemingly invincible party that Obama...
  • Hillarys 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 Hillarys 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: shes 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 dont 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 Clintons 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 Burkes 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 Burkes 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 Burkes shifting employment record. Burke is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next months election. There is no record of Mary Burke on Wisconsins income tax rolls in 1988. Thats 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 Revenues 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 shes 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 Irans 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 familys 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 wasnt 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 Albuquerques 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 clerks office has informed KRQE-TV that theres 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 Albuquerques 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 Christies auction

    11/12/2013 10:27:39 PM PST · by pluvmantelo · 22 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | November 12, 2013 | Chris Michaud
    Francis Bacons 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 Christies.
  • '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 wasnt...
  • 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. Thats 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. Saturdays high was 66 degrees as against the normal high in the upper 80s. The temperatures put a chill over, Its kind of a freak of nature that its even cold its August and were wearing jeans and coats, and its very weird, said Regan Koski, event manager for Decaturs Blues, Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival. Im from Atlanta, and I still cant believe this weather. Its 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 2012s 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 Russias 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 its 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...