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  • Obama's 'legal justification'

    11/20/2014 4:26:40 PM PST · by mrsmith · 27 replies
    White House ^ | 11/20/2014 | KARL R. THOMPSON
    Long. At heart: "The proposed policy provides a general framework for exercising enforcement discretion in individual cases, rather than establishing an absolute, inflexible policy of not enforcing the immigration laws in certain categories of cases. Given that the resources Congress has allocated to DHS are sufficient to remove only a small fraction of the total population of undocumented aliens in the United States, setting forth written guidance about how resources should presumptively be allocated in particular cases is a reasonable means of ensuring that DHS’s severely limited resources are systematically directed to its highest priorities across a large and diverse...
  • The New Gun Suspect: Every School Child

    "[The role of the schoolmaster is to] collect little plastic lumps of human dough from private households and shape them on the social kneading board." ~ Edward Ross, Social Control: A Survey of the Foundations of Order Five-year-old Elizabeth of Mobile, Alabama learned two new words last month in kindergarten: suicide and homicide. After drawing what resembled a gun, she pointed her crayon at another child and went "pew, pew." Horrified by the outburst of violence, the school required Elizabeth to fill out a "suicide/homicide assessment scoresheet" complete with questions on how often she thought about killing herself. An agreement not...
  • Column: Washington State gun owners to defy new gun law

    11/19/2014 9:02:28 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | Lee Williams,
    Thousands of gun owners plan to openly violate a new state firearms law next month in Olympia, Washington, daring local police to stop or arrest them. The massive display of civil disobedience — perhaps one of the largest acts ofGavin Seim lawlessness ever organized — is the brainchild of Gavin Seim, a self-described “liberty speaker” and former congressional candidate from Washington State. Seim, and the thousands of participants expected to attend the “I Will Not Comply” rally Dec. 13, will be protesting the passage of I-594, a state ballot initiative that becomes law in the The Evergreen State Dec. 4.
  • American public schools chew up teachers and spit them out

    11/17/2014 6:07:03 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [a/k/a: "The War on Teachers"] The stats leave no doubt. There is huge dissatisfaction among teachers. The turnover rate is very high. We need to answer the obvious question, why don’t principals and administrators take better care of their teachers? The most recent MetLife Survey revealed: “Teacher Dissatisfaction At An All-Time High.” The NEA Today website continues: “Teacher job satisfaction has plummeted to its lowest level in 25 years, from 62 percent in 2008 to 39 percent in 2012 –- a total of 23 points…More than one-half of teachers report feeling under great stress several days per week, as opposed...
  • Klitschko Remains King of the Heavyweights

    11/16/2014 3:56:29 PM PST · by curth · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journals Daily Fix ^ | 3:43 pm ET Nov 16, 2014 | Gordon Marino
    On Saturday night at the O2 Arena in Hamburg Germany, Wladimir Klitschko (63-3-0, 53 knockouts) pulverized Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs), knocking him out in the fifth round with a lethal left hook. Klitschko’s victory marked his 17th consecutive title defense. He is third in line behind Joe Louis (25) and Larry Holmes (20). At 38, Klitschko seems unbeatable. Eight years into his reign, he has dominated his division more than any other active champion today. He holds the IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, but remains one belt away from realizing his most immediate goal, unifying the heavyweight crown.
  • Stephen Halbrook: Defending Freedom Against Gun Confiscation

    11/16/2014 9:34:45 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 1 replies
    http://www.thedailybell.com/ ^ | November 16, 2014 | With Anthony Wile
    Introduction: Stephen P. Halbrook is a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute who has argued and won three constitutional law cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has taught legal and political philosophy at George Mason University, Howard University and Tuskegee Institute. Dr. Halbrook is the author of eight books including, most recently,  Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State" (2014), The Founders' Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms; Securing Civil Rights: Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right To Bear Arms, That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, A Right to...
  • Executive Orders: The Power of the President’s Pen (Is it really an impeachable offense).

    11/15/2014 5:38:33 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 20 replies
    The Legality ^ | Oregon Law Review Publishes Volume 87 | Various
    Written by: Kirk Strohman Researched by: Casey E. Sanders Edited by: Daniel Kwak Executive orders can be as socially important as integrating the armed forces or simply a means of calming public anxiety in the face of the “Y2K problem.” They can be White House effective tools to block financing to terrorist organizations or authorize controversial (and later found to be illegal) means for treating detainees.
  • Fate of Nevada Initiative to Ban Private Sales Uncertain

    11/13/2014 10:04:15 AM PST · by rktman
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/14/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The status of the Nevada "Background Check Initiative" that would ban private sales in Nevada is uncertain. 101,667 valid signatures are required to put the measure up for a vote in the legislature. If the legislature refuses to pass the measure, then the initiative would be put to the people for a vote. Yesterday, 11 November, 2014, was the last day for signatures to be collected. A group supporting an initiative to legalize marijuana said that they had collected 200,000 signatures. The Bloomberg supported group, Nevadans for Gun Safety, claims that they have collected more than the required number for...
  • The Dangerous Myth of Hierarchy of Lethality

    11/09/2014 8:44:04 AM PST · by virgil283 · 9 replies
    gundigest.com ^ | 10, 14, 2014 | Massad Ayoob
    "We live in a world where the entertainment media and the news media alike have demonized the firearm as a frightening, high-efficiency killing machine. A myth has arisen that I call “hierarchy of lethality.” It is the false belief that the firearm represents the nuclear level of hand-held weaponry, and is somehow more lethal than other deadly weapons...."
  • Groupthink On Parade (rare vanity)

    11/07/2014 5:29:01 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 2 replies
    Reference ^ | 11/7/2014 | Eddie01
    Janis, I.L. (1982). Groupthink: A psychological study of policy decisions and fiascoes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. I took a few liberties with Mr. Janis' symptoms of groupthink and recast them here as The Eight Commandments of the Left. Consider it the ultimate Rosetta Stone to unlocking the mystery of everything the left says or does. Turns out the left really DOES NOT think, they just fetch and execute Von Neunamm style and pass it off as intellect. I Thou shall create an illusion of invulnerability shared by most members to foster excessive optimism and encourage extreme risks taking II Thou...
  • Polling Shows Impact of Abortion Issue in Mid-Term Election

    11/07/2014 7:53:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    National Right To Life ^ | November 6, 2014 | Polling
    23% of voters cited abortion and voted pro-life 28% heard from National Right to Life WASHINGTON – A new post-election poll of actual voters conducted by The Polling Company/ WomanTrend, found that the issue of abortion once again played a key role in the mid-term elections, and that National Right to Life and its state affiliates were key to getting out the pro-life vote for pro-life candidates. Twenty-three percent of voters said that the abortion issue affected their vote and voted for candidates who oppose abortion. This compares to just 16% who said abortion affected their vote and voted for...
  • Obama to GOP: ‘I Won’ (History - 2009)

    11/06/2014 3:20:02 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    wsj BLOG ^ | Jan 23, 2009 | Mary Lu Carnevale
    January 23, 2009 Obama to GOP: ‘I Won’ By Mary Lu Carnevale Jonathan Weisman reports on the White House. The top congressional leaders from both parties gathered at the White House for a working discussion over the shape and size of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. The meeting was designed to promote bipartisanship. But Obama showed that in an ideological debate, he’s not averse to using a jab. Challenged by one Republican senator over the contents of the package, the new president, according to participants, replied: “I won.” The statement was prompted by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of...
  • How many Democrats will resign.

    11/04/2014 8:58:49 PM PST · by jyro · 40 replies
    I some other election sweeps the losing party had many resignations. will there be any this time?
  • So Did Anyone Predict a 55/45 Republican Wave?

    11/04/2014 8:32:25 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 55 replies
    Most of the cable news hosts had it at 53/47. Some of us expected a few surprises. Got to give credit to those who saw a 54/55 wipe-out! And where are we now? 54? with a few more red states waiting in the wings? A lot of Rats are feeling so very embarrassed at this point. Poor Joe Biden.
  • OH! Did you hear? Angelina Jolie is contemplating

    11/04/2014 3:22:03 AM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 44 replies
    not vanity | today | self
    Now wouldn't that be a kicker! Angelina Jolie the left of the far left wants to run for office! She's re-habbed her public persona quite well but deep down there is a lot of mystery to her especially about her addiction problems..... the way the nypost announced it as if she were going to be a major contender for 2016. no thanks.
  • Spanish-Language Ad Calls Tea Party "Radical Terrorists"

    11/03/2014 6:13:18 PM PST · by River Hawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 2, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- The Bexar County Democratic Party has launched a controversial Spanish-language ad during the final week before the November 4 elections, calling tea party Republicans "radical terrorists." The ad begins showing the American and Mexican flags, with a male narrator saying in Spanish that the flags represent "friendship, liberty, opportunity, and justice," then showing a Gadsden flag with its famous "Don't Tread on Me" motto. The Gadsden flag, which the ad calls "muy peligrosa," or "very dangerous," was designed in 1775 during the American Revolution and has since been adopted as a symbol by various libertarian and tea...
  • Click and Clack's credits

    11/03/2014 2:08:00 PM PST · by knarf · 8 replies
    pulled FR thread ^ | November 3, 2014 | knarf
    just found out one of my favorite talk show hosts has died ...
  • The Dog Delusion

    10/30/2014 9:01:51 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 30, 2014 | News
    The Dog Delusion Evolution News & Views October 30, 2014 5:05 AM | Permalink In his latest book, geneticist Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig of the Max Planck Institutes in Germany takes on the widespread view that dog breeds prove macroevolution. His book is Unser Haushund: Eine Spitzmaus im Wolfspelz?, or in English translation, Our Domestic Dog: A Shrew in Wolves' Clothing? (Monsenstein & Vannerdat, 2014). He shows in great detail that the incredible variety of dog breeds, going back in origin several thousand years ago but especially to the last few centuries, represents no increase in information but rather a decrease or...
  • New Book Discusses Scientific and Theological Problems with Darwinian Evolution

    10/24/2014 12:55:45 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 22, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    New Book Discusses Scientific and Theological Problems with Darwinian Evolution Casey Luskin October 22, 2014 4:22 PM | Permalink A new book, More Than Myth?, features contributions from various pro-ID authors discussing the scientific and theological problems with Darwinian evolution. The editors include Paul Brown, a professor of chemistry, biology, and environmental studies at the evangelical university Trinity Western, and Robert Stackpole, a Catholic theologian. Their vision for the book was to show that both Catholics and Protestants can agree that there is scientific and theological evidence showing that intelligent design -- rather than Darwinian evolution -- is the best...
  • With Possible Voter Fraud,Doesn't The GOP Already Have Six Or Seven Seats Won?

    10/22/2014 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 30 replies
    With three or four purple states already under suspicion of voter fraud come election day, if it looks as though the GOP already has at least six states in the bag, why are the other purple states in a state of panic to the extent of trying to pull another "2008 Stunt"? All these plans for shenanigans to in attempt steal states like Georgia and North Carolina while the GOP looks to take at least six states handily. And what are the six/seven states we should win hands down?
  • Highlights of the Morning [bad and good, FR notes]

    10/15/2014 5:23:24 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 19 replies
    Highlights: More on ebola -- keeps getting uglier. NY Times reveals secrets of WMD cover-up in Iraq BOOM: Global Wealth Jumps $20 Trillion [but in danger] Dutch motorbike gang taking on ISIS [in actual battle] ISIS seizes large base in W. Iraq: takes tanks, hvy weapons, supplies [US tax funded] Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law MARRIAGE RATES HIT ALL-TIME LOW Mystery respiratory illness shuts school in NY [separate post] Anti-Semitism in USA -- 3 links. [separate post] [A lot more and links coming up.] Biden calls tea party ´crazy´ [Good 'ol Crazy Joe] o o o o [Some...
  • Emergent (trending rumors evaluation site)

    10/14/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 8 replies
    Emergent is a website which tracks emerging rumors, aggregates them, and evaluates their accuracy. Looks interesting.
  • Highlights of the Morning [FR notes incl. RED ALERT]

    10/14/2014 6:51:05 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 19 replies
    RED ALERT: Ebola contracted AIDS-style AS WELL. [Main reason for tight VISA policy and why we might already be too late.] Other highlights: Dallas Nurse's boyfriend shows ebola-like symptoms. Kansas patient at risk as well. Demon-rats launch political attack reg. ebola. RNC responds. Soros funds Grimes, and Grimes STILL refuses to say if she voted for President Ebola. Richmond: Free Christian healthcare clinic shut down due to possible ebola. Patient now at VCU. NBC Star Willing to Risk Infecting riffraff w. Ebola for Takeout! Turkey bombs Kurdish rebels. Snubs President Ebola at same time. Climate change: Models 'underplay plant CO2...
  • Who Hates Whom in the Middle East

    10/13/2014 12:37:16 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 18 replies
    universlabs.uk ^ | 12 October, 2014 | David McCandles
    This is plain cool. Who Hates (Likes) Whom in the Middle East. An interactive relationship map. Click Here HERE
  • Highlights of the Morning [bad and good, FR notes]

    10/13/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 21 replies
    Highlights: Texas nurse [2nd Dallas patient] wore FULL protective gear. CDC blames nurse/hospital. Possible Ebola patient in Boston -- the facility is in quarantine. US [frakking shale] removes Saudi's 'Oil Crown' while OPEC squabbles. Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Nearly Two Years In Orbit. Bono says big business should be allowed to avoid billions in taxes. Ferguson protesters 'Gassed, arrested' Creepy clowns carrying knives in California. 'Race on to build first driverless car.' o o o o [Some of yesterday's highlights...] Judicial Watch Exposes ISIS border crossers. US troops now fighting in Iraq (boots on the ground) Millions and millions...
  • Highlights [and dark discoveries] of the Morning [vanity]

    10/12/2014 5:48:41 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 8 replies
    Highlights: Healthcare Worker in Texas Infected by Thomas Eric Duncan. [President Ebola, take a bow, you Halloween creep!] US troops now fighting in Iraq (boots on the ground) DOW in the Red For the Year. Judicial Watch Exposes ISIS border crossers. A top terrorism recruiter busy in England. Valerie Jarrett Involved in IRS Scandal? Mark Warner Scandal [Va senate race] Same-Sex Couple Crowned Homecoming Princesses. The World Economy Is In Trouble. o o o o [Some of yesterday's highlights...] Supreme Court Nixes Voter ID [fleshed out] Some good Ebola news: First off, a vaccine is being tested in Africa. Secondly,...
  • Another Ugly, Easy-to-Copy Link List [FR research]

    10/11/2014 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 9 replies
    Highlights: [Non-ebola first ...] Supreme Court Nixes Voter ID [fleshing out] '...three of the nine justices who dissented said there is a “colorable basis” for the court’s conclusion due to the proximity of the upcoming general election Nov. 4.' ... 'Justice' [aka 'Just-us'] Dept. brazenly stood up for the rights of more than 600,000 'voters' who "currently lack eligible ID to vote." [snip] SNOWDEN MOVIE INDICTS OBAMA 18 foot 'sneaker wave' warning -- Oregon & Washington. Michelle O bolluxes a speech TWICE. STUDY: Obama gives most dumbed-down presidential speeches since WW2. Pregnant Austrian teens in ISIS: "We’ve made a huge...
  • Another Ugly, Easy-to-Copy Link List [FR research]

    10/10/2014 7:06:00 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 15 replies
    Highlights: Earthquake in Kansas? Supreme Court Opposed to Voter ID. Harry Reid's bodyguard roughs up reporter. Possible Ebola in Brazil and England. In Macedonia. Frisco patient suspected to have Ebola. Dems call for Obama to ban flights from Ebola countries. [D] Senator Nunn’s EEOC scandal. Spanish nurses quit, flee from Ebola. NY airport workers strike over Ebola. Rally attendees struggle to name Biden's accomplishments,'He's got a great grin'. VIDEO: Hawk takes out drone... [battle ground senate race...] 40 painful seconds of Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for President Ebola. Wall Street spooked as Germany Stumbles North...
  • Are you stealing cars without knowing it?

    10/10/2014 6:57:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    The Street ^ | 10-8-2014
    Are you stealing cars without knowing it? 10/08/14 - Here's another reason to protect your identity -- car thieves are stealing personal information to buy new vehicles directly from dealerships, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The bureau says crooks have been frustrated by late-model cars with advanced safeguards that make hot-wiring difficult. But resourceful thieves are now using stolen IDs and fake driver's licenses to purchase or lease vehicles, which they then sell after changing vehicle identification numbers (VINs). "It's comparable to a hacker stealing IDs," explains Joe Wehrle, the NICB president and CEO, in a written...
  • A DAY OF SHOCKERS! [FR research.]

    10/09/2014 6:14:11 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 6 replies
    Dozens of shockers and important news links, coming right up ...
  • Promise of God concerning disease

    10/05/2014 7:29:50 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | ? B.C. | God
    If we as a nation follow God, we will live in peace and good health. If not, the opposite will happen: Deuteronomy 7:15New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 The Lord will remove from you all sickness; and He will not put on you any of the harmful diseases of Egypt which you have known, but He will lay them on all who hate you.
  • Yahoo Directory -- once the firm's cornerstone -- to shut down

    09/26/2014 11:48:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/26/14 | Richard Nieva
    The service will shut down on December 31 -- just one of more than 60 products that the company has discontinued over the past two years. But the real significance, if only sentimentally, is the shutting down of Yahoo's Directory -- once the cornerstone of the company.
  • The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes (video)

    09/25/2014 12:57:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Tom Scott
    Remember Heartbleed? Well, this is probably worse. Here's a (somewhat simplified) explanation of what Shellshock actually is. Don't worry: I haven't included instructions on how to actually exploit it. The moral of the story is: keep your security patches up to date!
  • Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

    09/24/2014 7:27:56 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 69 replies
    http://www.amazon.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Bill O'Reilly and Margin Dugard
    Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O’Reilly, anchor of The O’Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton. General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the...
  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 6:29:29 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 179 replies
    OneHourSelfPub.com ^ | Sep 4, 2014 | Dave Bricker
    Discus­sions of English Language pet peeves pro­vide an enter­tain­ing forum for the expres­sion of ire. In fact, if a “pet” is some­thing we cher­ish, and a “peeve” is some­thing that annoys us, “pet peeves” are what we love to hate. Here’s a col­lec­tion of com­mon English solecisms—guaranteed not to lit­er­ally blow your mind:
  • Migration by Numbers

    09/06/2014 2:29:13 PM PDT · by moviefan8 · 13 replies
    Good Magazine ^ | September 2, 2014 | Unknown
    As an urban center continues to grow and expand, so does its base of foreign-born residents. The rich and ever-evolving tapestry of multinational identities brings great benefit to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of a city. The dance of diverse populations brings new perspective and vibrancy to the makeup of an urban center; it gives the city character and depth. From Tokyo's modest 1.7% of foreign-born residents, to Dubai's whopping 87%, in this infographic we take a look at the dynamic landscape of city demographics around the world. The GOOD Cities Project is a five-month collaboration with Ford, exploring...
  • Watch: This Sheriff Just Threatened Something huge If The Obama Admin Tries To Take His Guns

    09/03/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 34 replies
    In light of recent mass shootings – primarily in so-called ‘gun-free zones’ – that have left dozens dead and even more injured, Americans have become increasingly divided regarding how such tragedies might be avoided in the future.While some have concluded that stricter gun control laws would keep citizens safe by limiting legal access to firearms, plenty of others recognize that a well-armed populace can act as a deterrent to would-be violent criminals. As federal authorities consider imposing legislation that would make the ownership of certain weapons illegal, local law enforcement officials are speaking out against such proposals. One such voice is...
  • U.S. Soldiers Eliminate Three Taliban Fighters During Ambush (video)

    08/27/2014 3:36:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-26-2014 | FUNKER530
    The cameraman had this to say to after submitting the footage to FUNKER530: "This patrol was a relief in place and I was on point leading the new guys in for the RIP. We hadn't taken much contact in this area, and it was generally considered a "safe" zone in Logar Province. We patrolled the area frequently, and the locals would regularly thank us for pushing the Taliban away from their village so they could live their daily lives without constant threat. The Taliban that we came across during this patrol were actually setting up to shoot down our new...
  • The 10 Commandments of Logic

    08/25/2014 1:49:43 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 36 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 25, 2014 | unknown
  • Biological information: New perspectives from intelligent design

    08/19/2014 11:24:31 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/19/2014 | Robert J. Marks II
    Biological information: New perspectives from intelligent design By: Robert J. Marks II A diverse group of scientists gathered at Cornell University in 2011 to discuss their research into the nature and origins of biological information. The symposium brought together experts in computer science, numerical simulation, thermodynamics, evolutionary theory, whole organism biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, genetics, physics, biophysics, mathematics, and linguistics. The proceedings of this symposium have recently been published for public consumption in a book. There is a wrinkle, though, which may make this technical volume of unusual interest to Human Events readers. Most of these researchers, with Ph.D.’s...
  • The copy of the U.S. Constitution that's installed on every Mac

    08/13/2014 1:30:56 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    TUAW ^ | Aug 12th 2014 at 9:00AM Share: 447841 | by Steven Sande
    Sometimes when I see just how ignorant many American politicians are of the Constitution of the United States, I get the urge to send them a copy along with some annotations. Perhaps now that more of those in the federal government are using Macs, we might begin to see them paying more attention to this document that outlines the supreme law of the land. Why? Well, there's a copy of the U.S. Constitution on each and every Mac in the Dictionary app. To see this information from The New Oxford American Dictionary, just launch the Dictionary app from your Applications...
  • Multifunctional Search Tool for Pale Moon and Firefox

    08/12/2014 5:30:16 PM PDT · by W. · 23 replies
    None | 8/12/2014 | W.
    I ran across a multifunctional search tool for both Pale Moon and Firefox that I use every day. It's free, and expands one's browsing experience quite nicely. To use it merely highlight the word/words you want info on, then right-click the highlight. A box pops up, you put your mouse on the term 'search for' and a list of your available search/info selections pops up. Pick your tool and a new tab will open up automatically with your info at hand. *Note: I have both my browser and FR set to open links in new tabs. YMMV but it works...
  • Education: None Dare Call Them Commies

    08/08/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 23 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [Summary: Decline in American public schools is best explained by the far-left politics of our Education Establishment. These people prefer mediocrity.]-- Historically, Socialism and Communism were sometimes synonyms. But generally there was a sense that Socialism was softer. If you had enough power, you moved on to Communism, which was more coercive. One intellectual summed up the matter this way. Socialists persuade you with speeches. Communists persuade you with guns. In the days after the Russian Revolution, American leftists expended billions of hours trying to describe the perfect society. Fundamentally, all the debates turned on how much power the central...
  • The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from Video

    08/06/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    mit.edu ^ | 8-6-2014 | Abe Davis/MIT
    (Videos) When sound hits an object, it causes small vibrations of the object’s surface. We show how, using only high-speed video of the object, we can extract those minute vibrations and partially recover the sound that produced them, allowing us to turn everyday objects—a glass of water, a potted plant, a box of tissues, or a bag of chips—into visual microphones. We recover sounds from highspeed footage of a variety of objects with different properties, and use both real and simulated data to examine some of the factors that affect our ability to visually recover sound. We evaluate the quality...
  • Why any decent website doesn't know your password. (video)

    08/06/2014 7:24:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    dump.com ^ | 8-6-2014 | Tom Scott
    A brief introduction to password hashing for the uninitiated -- and why you should never trust a site that emails your password back to you!
  • Canik 55 TP9 (video)

    08/06/2014 6:58:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-6-2014 | hickok45
    Shooting and discussing the inexpensive Canik 55 TP9, a copy of the Walther P99.
  • US govt lab mixed up potent flu strain

    08/04/2014 4:02:43 PM PDT · by EBH · 21 replies
    Medical Press ^ | 7/11/2014 | Kerry Sheridan
    A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said Friday. The latest news followed admissions of mishandled anthrax and forgotten smallpox vials at separate US government labs, and raised new concerns about the safety of dangerous agents which could be used as bioterror weapons. No one was endangered by the mixed flu strain, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Tom Frieden, who nevertheless said he was "astonished" that protocols could have been violated in that way. "Everything we have looked...
  • Bunkerville song - written and performed by Wayne and Paula Carson

    08/01/2014 8:32:10 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 14, 2014 | Audio-Audition Digital Studios
    Song was written in support of the Bundy Ranch. Performed by Wayne and Paula Carson. Pictures are actual Americans at the stand off with the Feds. Video created with patriotism in mind. Edward BUNKER American pioneer, Mormon, and community founder of Bunkerville, Nevada Born: on August 01, 1822 in Atkinson, Maine, USA Died: on November 17, 1901 in Colonia Morales, Mexico Bunker was born in Atkinson, Maine, the youngest of Silas and Hannah Berry Bunker's nine children. As a teenager in the fall of 1841, he struck out on his own with his brother-in-law John Berry to Wisconsin "to see...
  • Francis Scott Key (born 235 years ago, today)

    08/01/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 26, 2007 | RockbridgeAcademy
    A short documentary from Rockbridge Academy on the author of America's "Star Spangled Banner". Produced by ADG Creative. Francis Scott KEY American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner" Born: on August 01, 1779 in Carroll County, Maryland, USA Died: on January 11, 1843 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County and is now Carroll County, Maryland. His father John Ross Key was...
  • This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil”

    07/31/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    ars technica ^ | July 31 2014, 6:21am -0700 | Dan Goodin
    This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil” Per FR posting rules, ars technica can not be posted, so a link to the article referring to USB thumbdrives hacking computers is listed instead. Ignore the "source url", it just points back to the FR website. Article here: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/