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  • Infantry: What Women Hate

    01/07/2016 11:12:15 AM PST · by fella · 33 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | January 7, 2016
    In December 2015 the American military was ordered to accept women in all jobs, including infantry and special operations. This decision involves about 220,000 jobs and about 20,000 of these are for special operations personnel, commonly known as commandos. While the politicians who pushed for this policy now consider the issue settled and done with, the officers and troops in infantry and special operations units are not pleased and concerned about how to deal with it. Senior officers are bracing for more retirements or troops simply walking away when their current term of service is done. Recruiting for these strenuous...
  • As Pentagon opens combat jobs to women, ‘deep-seated’ opposition and a checkered past

    12/11/2015 9:28:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-11-15 | Dan Lamothe
    Kara Hultgreen and Carey Lohrenz were about to make history. As naval officers and aviators in 1994, they were part of the first class of female fighter pilots in the history of the Navy, and preparing to fly the legendary F-14 Tomcat in combat from an aircraft carrier deploying to the Persian Gulf. Within months, however, virtually everything went wrong. Hultgreen, a lieutenant who used the call signs "Hulk and "Revlon," died off the coast of San Diego as her jet crashed Oct. 25, 1994, during training on a final approach to land on the USS Abraham Lincoln. Lohrenz, a...
  • How Systems Get Tired

    08/20/2015 8:50:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | August 19, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    How Systems Get Tired by Richard Fernandez August 19, 2015 - 2:42 am One of the arguments for the impossibility of an event is lack of previous failure. It never failed before and thus can never fail ever. The Washington Posts editorial board invokes a variant of this logic to refute Donald Trumps border policy, arguing there are so many illegal immigrants it is too expensive to deport them all, leaving no alternative but to accept more. Besides, America is still standing so what can be the harm in admitting more? The same argument is used to justify other policies....
  • Maine DEA: EBT Cards Are Being Used to Buy Drugs

    08/19/2015 8:43:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 8/18/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents revealed yesterday that EBT cards (debit cards that are loaded with funds for welfare programs, like SNAP and TANF) are being used as currency to buy drugs. In the past 11 months, MDEA agents have found 40 EBT cards in 25 drug enforcement operations.
  • Police 'Covered Up' Serial Killer Who Murdered 18 On London Underground In 1970s

    07/27/2015 5:26:49 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 27th July 2015 | Andy Wells
    'An ex-Scotland Yard detective has made the extraordinary claim that police covered up a serial killer who stalked and murdered 18 people on the London Underground. He apparently killed his victims in the 1970s by pushing them onto the tracks and former policeman Geoff Platt has alleged that police deliberately kept the case from the public so as not to cause widespread panic. Mr Platt said that he listened to Kiernan Kelly confess his crimes to police first hand after he was picked up in 1984 for being drunk and disorderly. Having brutally murdered his cellmate, William Boyd, Kelly allegedly...
  • Value and Protect Your Daughters - and Teach Your Sons

    07/09/2015 1:42:11 PM PDT · by walford · 8 replies
    Facebook ^ | 07/09/2015 | walford
    The ongoing phenomena of disintegrating families and how the negative consequences therefrom spread brings to mind a theory Ive developed about the process young females use in choosing mates and how this affects society as a whole. The theory germinated from a study I saw years ago in which it was found that when a young woman is ovulating [and hence, most fertile], she is more receptive to sex -- and during that time, tends to be attracted to the "rugged, unreliable" types. Testosterone tends to make a person aggressive, irritable, energetic, pugnacious -- and maybe a bit inconsiderate. Young...
  • Baltimore won't grant riot recovery money to liquor stores in residential areas

    06/15/2015 1:52:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Baltimore Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Rick Seltzer
    Baltimore City will not extend riot recovery money to liquor stores that operate outside of zoning regulations, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday. More than 380 businesses across Baltimore were damaged by riots and looting at the end of April, including 23 liquor stores that operate in residential areas. The city has banned alcohol sales in residential areas, but many liquor stores have been grandfathered into current zoning rules. If those stores plan to continue to operate as grandfathered liquor stores in their current locations, they will not be able to receive recovery money being made available to other businesses through...
  • Huh: It Sure Looks Like Some Ferguson Protestors Were Paid To Do So By Liberal Organize Missouri

    05/19/2015 1:28:44 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies ^ | 5/19/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Remember the protests (and riots) in Ferguson last summer? It looks like at least some of the protestors were told they would be paid to show up and now they're upset the checks haven't arrived yet. Weaselzippers has the full story and the screen shots showing "protestors" using the Twitter hashtag #cutthecheck in response to non-payment. Based on tweets, Organize Missouri is responsible for issuing payments. On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid their promised checks for protesting, protested outside MORE, Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment, an ACORN organization which had received funding through George Soros to...
  • The Pills That Mother Gives You - Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality

    05/11/2015 1:54:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 10, 2015 | Blake Seitz Review
    Dalrymple believes psychology has taught people to think of the world in terms of pathology rather than evil. Confronted with the tragic dimension of human life, as he terms it, we seek to explain behavior we dont understand as illness, or as anything, really, other than human imperfection. The first issue of National Review in 1955 included the essay Why Theyll Never Get Me on that Couch, in which movie maven Morrie Ryskind declared himself a non-conformist for rejecting Hollywoods latest craze, psychoanalysis. Five years later, in the same magazine, John Dos Passos put psychology on a level with communism...
  • Urban planning can help curb violence (Marie Harf isn't the only idiot)

    02/19/2015 6:45:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 20, 2015 | Rene Loth
    Can better urban planning help prevent terrorist attacks? The idea sounds fanciful, even disrespectful to victims of extremist violence. But officials in Paris, still reeling from last months deadly terrorist attacks on a satirical magazine and a kosher deli, are putting some hope in a plan to re-zone the city and annex the notorious inner suburbs, or banlieues, where the terror plot was born. In what would be perhaps the greatest redesign of Paris since Baron Haussmann laid out its famed boulevards in the mid-19th Century, the Mtropole du Grand Paris would attempt to bring the poor, heavily immigrant neighborhoods...
  • As high-speed rail gains momentum, U.S. can look to Europe's example

    02/16/2015 5:02:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 15, 2015 | By ANASTASIA LOUKAITOU-SIDERIS
    Most of the debate over the building of the nation's first bullet train, in California, has focused on the economics of such a monumental undertaking and its projected $68-billion first-phase price tag. Largely ignored amid the excitement over the railway's recent official groundbreaking is the physical impact and design challenges that cities will need to grapple with as they prepare for high-speed rail. California should look to rail systems across Europe to fully understand the challenge of building a transportation hub that connects to the community. To make the most of California's once-in-a-lifetime chance at building a thriving transportation network,...
  • Towers of Steel? Look Again (2013)

    02/01/2015 8:24:31 AM PST · by dennisw · 49 replies
    nytimes ^ | Published: September 23, 2013 | By HENRY FOUNTAIN
    Towers of Steel? Look Again Benton Johnson, an engineer who worked on the report, said that wooden high-rises could help solve the growing worldwide problem of providing adequate housing to the billions of people who are, or will be, living in cities while also addressing climate change. We know that we need to build a lot more buildings, Mr. Johnson said. And we know that we need to lower CO2. Until now, tall wooden buildings had been championed by a handful of architects and engineers, mostly from smaller firms overseas and in Canada. They welcomed the Skidmore, Owings &...
  • Pro-choice lawyer who drafted Roe: Abortion should eliminate the poor

    01/11/2015 6:16:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | Sarah Terzo
    Ron Weddington, one of the attorneys who drafted the brief for abortion rights in Roe V Wade, wrote a private letter to President-elect Bill Clinton arguing for the state to use abortion as population control. This letter was written in 1992: [Y]ou can start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country. No, Im not advocating some sort of mass extinction of these unfortunate people. Crime, drugs and disease are already doing that. The problem is that their numbers are not only replaced but increased by the birth of millions of babies to people who...
  • The Benefits of Being Politically Correct(not a satire but reads like one)

    11/29/2014 4:45:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anna North
    The Benefits of Being Politically Correct By Anna North November 10, 2014 1:20 pm 30 Comments When people bring up political correctness, theyre often talking about how much they hate it. Unlike, say, diversity or inclusion, the term is perhaps most frequently used by those who object to what it stands for, who feel that calls to change the way they speak harm them or society in some way. These objections inspired Jack Goncalo, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell, and his team to study the actual effects of political correctness. Theyd heard this idea that the effort to...
  • Why Is the Labor Movement Involved in Ferguson? 'How Can We NOT Be Involved?'

    10/13/2014 2:56:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 10/11/2014 | Jackie Tortora
    As working people in Missouri gather for days of action demanding justice for Michael Brown, the labor movement and the AFL-CIO are joining them and supporting the groundwork being laid for racial and economic justice for the people of Ferguson and all over the country.See updates from Ferguson October(Oct. 1013) by following the hashtag on Twitter: #FergusonOctoberIn the meantime, check out AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on confronting racism.
  • The Tragedy of the Regime's Social Engineering

    07/10/2014 5:57:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/10/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    It is so sad to watch Latin American children used as human props for political gain by our government, intent on forcing America into a third world status and more diversification.
  • City plans to attack economic segregation by moving poor into middle-class neighborhoods...

    05/22/2014 7:04:13 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 124 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/21/2014 | ERIN DURKIN
    The City plans to attack economic segregation in its affordable housing plan placing the poor in middle-class neighborhoods and the more affluent in high-poverty spots. Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been said the plan to build 80,000 new affordable apartments and preserve 120,000 units would create a more diverse city. We really have to make economic diversity a cornerstone of that plan, she said at a City Council budget hearing Wednesday. That means that in some neighborhoods that have mostly middle or upper-income housing, that we would need to put affordable housing at the very lowest income, she...
  • Navy losing sailors and SEALs over emphasis on social issues

    04/28/2014 7:10:58 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 59 replies ^ | 4/28/14 | Allen West
    Hate to say I told you so but President Obamas disinterest in enhancing our combat capability in favor of social egalitarianism and a warped sense of social justice is indeed having an impact on war readiness. According to the Washington Times, A Navy F-18 fighter pilot and former Top Gun instructor is publicly warning admirals that retention is beginning to suffer from the militarys relentless social conditioning programs. Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass said sailors are becoming fed-up with the constant emphasis on social issues an apparent reference to gays in the military, women in combat and ending sexual harassment.
  • Eros and Estrogen on the Front Line (no successful military in history has put women in combat)

    04/22/2014 11:10:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 93 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 22, 2014 | Michael R. Shannon
    Instead woman already in the military ... will find themselves assigned to combat arms to meet a quota designed by a wideload Member of Congress whose most strenuous activity is the Pilates class she makes once a month. Still, they wont be seeing the elephant overnight. Right now only a handful of the 203,000 women currently in the military can pass the physical for combat infantry or Marines. When faced with the reality that women cant pass the test, Congress and Pentagon paperpushers will change the test until they can pass. Unfortunately, when you lower standards by definition you get...
  • WH Counterterror Chief: Parents Need to Watch for Sudden Personality Changes in Their Children'

    04/19/2014 3:02:08 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    CNSnews ^ | April 17, 2014
    In a speech delivered at Harvard Universitys John F. Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday evening, White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said it could help prevent terrorism if parents watched for sudden personality changes in their children at home.President Obama has been laser-focused on making sure we use all the elements of our national power to protect Americans, including developing the first government-wide strategy to prevent violent extremism in the United States, said Monaco, ina transcription posted by the White House.
  • Boston Doctors Can Now Prescribe You a Bike

    04/11/2014 2:29:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | April 9, 2014 | Alison Griswold
    The City of Boston this week is rolling out a new program thats whimsically known as Prescribe-a-Bike. Part medicine, part welfare, the initiative allows doctors at Boston Medical Center to write prescriptions for low-income patients to get yearlong memberships to Hubway, the citys bike-share system, for only $5. These are not prescriptions in the legal sense. Rather, they are a kind of physicians letter, says Alan Meyers, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center. A clinician working with a patient or family could generate this form and then a hospital parking office which is right on the campus could enroll the...
  • Obama launches 'climate hubs' to help farmers, communities

    02/05/2014 1:59:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Laura Barron-Lopez
    The Obama administration will announce the establishment of regional hubs focused on mitigating climate change on Wednesday. The hubs are the first-ever regional centers that will focus solely on risk adaptation and climate change solutions at seven locations across the country. "On the heels of passage of the farm bill, the administration will take executive action to help farmers, ranchers and rural communities combat climate change and adapt to extreme weather and other damage it causes," a White House official said in an email ahead of Wednesday's announcement. Dubbed "climate hubs," the new centers will address issues like increasing risks...
  • Social Engineering by Private Sector Liberals

    08/19/2013 8:17:56 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 2 replies ^ | 8/19/2013 | Scott Walter
    If social science, as employed by Americas largest foundations over the last century, were so wonderfully productive of human flourishing, why dont Kramer and Brest toss out numerous instances of its successes with such non-bacterial human problems as unwed motherhood, the declining work force participation of men, or income inequality? Why havent foundations conquered those challenges as straightforwardly as cholera and hookworm? Could it be because human beings differ in kind from bacteria and parasitic nematodes?
  • (Creepy Looking Alien Face Hugger) Algae Suit Generates Food to Feed Your Constant Hunger

    08/15/2013 8:00:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    DVICE ^ | Monday, August 12, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    Algae suit generates food to feed your constant hunger When we think of futuristic fashion, our minds often lean toward the minimalist designs of Star Trek or Tron. But maybe what we wear in the future will have more to do with what we eat than what we want to look like. That's the premise behind the algaculture symbiosis suit designed by Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta. The symbiosis suit is designed to make food for you as you go about your daily routine. A number of tubes, placed in front of your mouth, harness the CO2 you breathe and...
  • HUD Proposes Plan to Racially, Economically Integrate Neighborhoods

    08/10/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT · by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT · 100 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | August 9, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock
    Move would allow Obama administration to institute policies that would better integrate communities The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a new plan to change U.S. neighborhoods it says are racially imbalanced or are too tilted toward rich or poor, arguing the country's housing policies have not been effective at creating the kind of integrated communities the agency had hoped for. The proposed federal rule, called "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," is currently under a 60-day public comment period. Though details of how the policy would specifically work are unclear, the rule says HUD would provide states, local governments...
  • Obama Administration Using HUD To Push For More Diverse Neighborhoods

    08/08/2013 4:51:42 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 33 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/08/13 | LD Jackson
    It seems our government will never learn their lesson. For decades, we have seen the political leaders and bureaucrats in Washington push for fair housing practices. They used the Community Reinvestment Act to do this and with each liberal President we elected, the push was intensified. Thus, we saw the housing market plunge off a cliff because so many people who couldn't afford a mortgage received one, nonetheless. Some bankers were afraid to refuse loans because of threats by groups such as ACORN. This push was the beginning of the trend that helped steer our economy into the worst recession...
  • On Henry Ford's 150th Birthday, a Look Inside His Failed Utopia

    07/30/2013 12:57:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 7/30/13
    The murky legacy of Henry Fordwho wouldve been 150 todaycenters around a few familiar ideas like the assembly line and the $5 workday. Less familiar is Fords biggest failure: Fordlandia, a city in the rainforest that was abandoned as quickly as it was built. Ford was a farm boy who went on to establish 20th century consumerism as we know it, but he had plenty of missteps, too, ranging from his virulent anti-semitism to his attempts to engineer whole communities around his ideas about labor practicesincluding the one he built on the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. So, whence Fordlandia?...
  • Why won't the media cover Huma Abedin's ties to the global jihad movement?

    07/26/2013 7:42:46 AM PDT · by yoe · 55 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 26, 2013 | Diana West
    Why won't the media cover Huma Abedin's ties to the global jihad movement? perpetuating what is, in fact, the great Huma Abedin cover-up [snip] Everyone knows (too much) about the exposure part: Anthony Weiner, candidate for mayor of New York City, turns out to be a recidivist pervert. The fatuous conversation that has followed this "news" has turned on the decision of Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, to step forward to try to salvage her husband's bid for public office. The Wall Street Journal's response to Abedin's decision was typical: "Watching the elegant Huma Abedin stand next to her man...
  • HUD's New 'Fair Housing' Rule Establishes Diversity Data for Every Neighborhood in U.S.

    07/22/2013 9:59:36 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/22/2013
    To ensure that "every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of," HUD has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in. The goal is to help communities understand "fair housing barriers" and "establish clear goals" for "improving integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation." This proposed rule represents a 21st century approach to fair housing, a step forward to ensuring that every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of where they...
  • Blacks benefit from Florida Stand Your Ground law at disproportionate rate

    07/17/2013 8:16:50 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/13 | Patrick Howley
    African Americans benefit from Floridas Stand Your Ground self-defense law at a rate far out of proportion to their presence in the states population, despite an assertion by Attorney General Eric Holder that repealing Stand Your Ground would help African Americans. Black Floridians have made about a third of the states total Stand Your Ground claims in homicide cases, a rate nearly double the black percentage of Floridas population. The majority of those claims have been successful, a success rate that exceeds that for Florida whites. Nonetheless, prominent African Americans including Holder and Ebony and Ivory singer Stevie Wonder, who...
  • PHOTOS: Sweden 1967 ... Traffic Flow Switched From Left Side Driving To Right Side Driving

    06/06/2013 7:22:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 3rd September 1967 | Retronaut
    3rd September 1967: Traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left to driving on the right Dagen H (H day) was the day on which traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. The change was widely unpopular, The campaign included displaying the Dagen H logo on various commemorative items, including milk cartons, mens shorts and womens underwear. Swedish television held a contest for songs about the change; the winning entry was Hll dig till hger, Svensson (Keep to the right, Svensson) by Rock-Boris.
  • Military brass marching to Obamas beat [Benedict Arnold(s)?]

    03/01/2013 8:15:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The military leadership is proving to be a solid ally of President Obama in political Washington, adopting his social revolution and willing to serve as backdrops to the White House's campaign-style drive to win the budget battle with Republicans. The armed forces have launched an unrelenting lobbying effort on Capitol Hill with a flood of briefing charts to defense staffers. They show the damage that automatic budget cuts called "sequestration" would do to the troops -- and to jobs in congressional districts. The charts coincide with the White House push to blame congressional Republicans for the spending cuts, which begin...
  • Panetta Extends Some Benefits to Same-Sex Partners

    02/11/2013 11:10:03 AM PST · by xzins · 62 replies
    KPBS ^ | 11 Feb 13 | Beth Ford Ross
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced today he would extend certain benefits to the same-sex partners of U.S military service members. Panetta's statement reads as follows: Seventeen months ago, the United States military ended the policy of Dont Ask, Dont Tell. We have implemented the repeal of that policy and made clear that discrimination based on sexual orientation has no place in the Department of Defense. At the time of repeal, I committed to reviewing benefits that had not previously been available to same-sex partners based on existing law and policy. It is a matter of fundamental equity that we...
  • China reconsidering one-child policy? (The perils of social engineering)

    01/21/2013 6:42:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Oh, the perils of social engineering in a world ruled by the Law of Unintended Consequences! American mush-heads like Tom Friedman of the New York Times may openly pine for an American government that could act as swiftly and arbitrarily as China's (to build high speed rail, shiny new airports, all the result of far-sighted leaders providing the people what they need, unencumbered by property or democratic rights), but the folly of such power is demonstrated by the sorry reality facing China as the result of its heavy-handed meddling in human reproduction. The Wall Street Journal (link may expire) reports...
  • Social engineering is working in California gas market

    10/08/2012 6:56:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    One of the great priorities of the left is to get Americans out of their cars and onto public transportation. When the masses no longer have access to cars, it clears the streets for the limos of the nomenklatura, just as it did in the old USSR, and still does in North Korea. The best way to accomplish this goal is to push up gasoline prices. Energy Secretary Steven Chu famously hoped that energy prices would double, and President Obama also admitted to wanting energy prices to rise, just not too quickly, lest the frog catch on the water is...
  • Sacramento grapples with more drivers parking free with disabled placards

    08/08/2012 5:00:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 8, 2012 | Tony Bizjak
    Anyone searching for a parking space in downtown Sacramento on a weekday might conclude that a big percentage of this city's residents is disabled. Bright blue and red placards hang in half of the windshields on some blocks, allowing those cars to park free all day at any meter, regardless of how much time the meter allows or how congested the area is. As placard numbers grow across the state, frustrated officials from Sacramento to Los Angeles say too many users are in fact able-bodied people abusing the system. It's time to put a stop to it, they say. Vehicles...
  • Obama Imposes Race-Based School Discipline

    07/30/2012 7:41:52 AM PDT · by massmike · 36 replies ^ | 07/30/2012 | Dave Blount
    Under our supposedly postracial president, everything is all about race including school discipline, which Obama has decreed will be meted out according to skin color: "...Barack Obama is backing a controversial campaign by progressives to regulate schools disciplinary actions so that members of major racial and ethnic groups are penalized at equal rates, regardless of individuals behavior...." The obvious point is to reward a privileged group that is more likely to behave disruptively. One of the many ham-fisted executive orders through which Obama rules specifically states that African Americans disproportionately experience school discipline. Therefore, they are to be...
  • Paul Ryan's 'Groundhog Day'

    03/29/2012 7:34:35 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/28/12 | John E. Sununu
    Like Bill Murray's character in "Groundhog Day," Rep. Paul Ryan appears condemned to repeat the same experiences over and over again. When Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, unveiled his House budget proposal this month, you could almost hear strains of "I Got You Babe" - the song that awakens Murray day after day after day. And like the good people of Punxsutawney, Pa., the masses on Capitol Hill seem oblivious to his plight as he patiently treads the same ground one more time. Budget resolutions are required by law, though the Senate hasn't passed one in years. Big and unwieldy, they...
  • Newt OK with gay marriage referenda

    02/25/2012 5:51:04 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 96 replies · 3+ views ^ | 2/24/12 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    With same-sex marriage laws passing in Maryland and Washington state and New Jersey headed for a fall referendum on the issue, Newt Gingrich said at the Washington state capitol this morning that he's basically comfortable with states enacting gay marriage laws by popular vote. Ginger Gibson sends in the key quote: I think at least they're doing it the right way, which is going through voters, giving them a chance to vote and not having a handful of judges arbitrarily impose their will. I don't agree with it, I would vote no if it were on a referendum where I...
  • Does Ryan Now Agree with Gingrich? [And now, here's the rest of the story]

    02/18/2012 1:10:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2012 | Kevin Tharp
    There is a perception lingering about NewtGingrich that he was a critic of PaulRyan's budget plan and therefore a critic of conservative fiscal policy in the House of Representatives. Is that conclusion true? Or is it an oversimplification? Like many misconceptions floating around during a heated political season, it is not true. Let's examine the facts. On April 5, 2011, Representative PaulRyan, the HouseBudgetCommittee chairman, introduced the Republican budget for 2012. Included in that budget was a premium support model for Medicare. This budget was based on a similar plan previously laid out by Ryan called TheRoadmapforAmerica'sFuture. That document had...
  • CPAC Wraps Up: Sarah Palin, Grover Norquist Among Final Speakers [C-SPAN LIVE]

    02/11/2012 11:48:15 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 49 replies
    C-Span ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2012 | C-Span
    C-SPAN continues its LIVE coverage of the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday in Washington. The last of the 3-day conference wraps up today with speeches by Grover Norquist and Sarah Palin. Also speaking today, Chairman of National Republican Senatorial Committee Sen. John Cornyn. On Friday, the three top GOP candidates for the Republican nomination -- former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum -- addressed the conference. Rep. Ron Paul was invited to speak this year but instead stayed on the campaign trail. More than 10,000 conservatives are in...
  • The GOP's Working Class Muddle (Santorum, Romney and class-warfare)

    02/02/2012 1:50:41 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 13 replies
    WSJ (opinion, editorial) ^ | January 6, 2012 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    < snip > ..... If Republicans have an opening this year, it is with the white working class, a crowd the Democratic Party has been hemorrhaging for decades. Barack Obama did better than John Kerry or Al Gore with these voters, though even he earned just 43% of their vote. ..... < snip > ..... The white working class will make up as much as 55% of the vote in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. ..... < snip > ..... And so at the heart of the Santorum agenda are policies designed to give special handouts to the working class,...
  • The Difference between Planning and Social Engineering

    01/21/2012 2:03:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2012 | Henry Lamb
    SNIP SNIP Local government planning should, first of all, protect the private property rights of its citizens. The legitimate function of local planning is to facilitate the safe and coordinated exercise of the free market in real estate and commerce. Social engineering, on the other hand, is the result of professional planners creating a vision of what they think a community should be in the future. What the landowners may want is not a factor in the design. What the planners think the broader community will want, such as open space and protected wildlife areas, outweighs private property rights or...
  • BBC drops Frozen Planet's climate change episode to sell show better abroad

    11/15/2011 4:48:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | November 15, 2011 | Andy Bloxham
    British viewers will see seven episodes, the last of which deals with global warming and the threat to the natural world posed by man. However, viewers in other countries, including the United States, will only see six episodes. The environmental programme has been relegated by the BBC to an optional extra alongside a behind-the-scenes documentary which foreign networks can ignore. Campaigners said the decision not to incorporate the episode on global warming as part of the main package was unhelpful. They added that it would allow those countries which are sceptical of climate change to censor the issue. ....It was...
  • Death highlights women's role in Special Ops teams

    10/25/2011 4:42:01 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 25, 2011 | Lolita C. Baldor
    WASHINGTON (AP) Army 1st Lt. Ashley White died on the front lines in southern Afghanistan last weekend, the first casualty in what the Army says is a new and vital wartime attempt to gain the trust of Afghan women. White, like other female soldiers working with special operations teams, was brought in to do things that would be awkward or impossible for her male teammates. Frisking burqa-clad women, for example. Her death, in a bomb explosion in the Taliban heartland of Kandahar, underscores the risks of placing women with elite U.S. special operations teams working in remote villages.
  • Nathan Glazers Warning: Social policy often does more harm than good, says one of the last of...

    10/04/2011 10:28:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2011 | Howard Husock
    Social policy often does more harm than good, says one of the last of the original neocons.The Obama administration is entering a field not cultivated on a major scale since the 1960s: social policy. Unlike safety-net entitlements, such as health insurance and cash welfare, social policy—or social engineering, to use the more critical term—uses government action to try to change and improve people and their neighborhoods. For instance, the Obama administration’s Promise Neighborhoods are supposed to replicate, in 21 cities, what the Harlem Children’s Zone has done in Manhattan—to “create plans to provide cradle-to-career services that improve the educational achievement...
  • Successful Palestine Statehood Vote Looms-How President Obama set a train wreck in motion

    09/15/2011 5:06:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep 15th, 2011 | Joseph Klein
    The New York Times ran a banner front page headline on September 14, 2011 titled U.S. Scrambles to Avert Palestinian Vote at U.N. The Times headline should have read, The Obama Administration Scrambles to Avoid Its Own Self-Fulfilling Prophesy. Next week, the United Nations General Assembly will almost certainly approve an upgrade of the status of the Palestinian Authority from nonvoting observer entity to observer state, placing it on par with the Holy See. This will happen whether or not the Palestinians try for full UN member state status, which would first require approval by the Security Council. President Obama...
  • "Don't be a Sucker" (1947 Video)

    09/07/2011 4:36:00 PM PDT · by Danae · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | After WW2 | U.S. Military
    This video deconstructs the social engineering done by the NAZI's in their PR campaign in Germany and the sourrounding nations before and during WWII. The same tactics are being used today, primarily by liberals. Folks, we need to know how to recognize these insideous and disgusting tactics, and call on the carpet those who use them. Spread the word, help educate others about these tactics and how they are being used today.!
  • Delingpole: Sun Causes Climate Change Shock

    08/27/2011 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | August 27, 2011 | James Delingpole
    If Michael Crichton had lived to write a follow-up to State of Fear, the plotline might well have gone like this: at a top secret, state of the art laboratory in Switzerland, scientists finally discover the true cause of global warming. Its the sun, stupid. More specifically as the Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark has long postulated its the result of cosmic rays which act as a seed for cloud formation. The scientists working on the project are naturally euphoric: this is a major breakthrough which will not only overturn decades of misguided conjecture on so-called Man Made Global...

    07/20/2011 6:32:21 AM PDT · by shortstop · 55 replies ^ | 07/19/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Poverty rose significantly in America last year. Thats what the government says. Common sense, however, says something different. Common sense says that, compared to the standard of history and the rest of the world, there is no poverty in America. Dont shoot me yet. Im not saying people dont have it hard. Im not saying people dont have financial catastrophes. Im not saying there isnt an economic underclass. Im not saying people dont go to bed wondering where theyre going to find the money they need. I know about financial hard times. And I know about doing without. But I...