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  • Obama’s immigration order could cost Florida taxpayers billions

    11/28/2014 10:36:09 PM PST · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Florida Watchdog ^ | Nov 27, 2014 | William Patrick
    Florida has the highest increase in illegal immigration of any state from 2009 to 2012, according to the Pew Research Center. President Obama’s executive order last week in which he bypassed Congress and suspended deportations to some 4 to 5 million undocumented aliens will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the state, both politically and economically. FAIR, a pro-legal immigration nonpartisan group, estimates that between local, state and federal costs, Florida taxpayers could eventually see a $981 tax burden per household to service the nearly 1 million unauthorized immigrant residing in the state.
  • Paul di Luccas big plan for McDonald's inside Churches.

    11/28/2014 9:02:56 PM PST · by lee martell · 17 replies
    Nov. 28, 14 | Lee Martell
    Let me know if this has already been talked about. I looked, but saw no prior discussion. There is a small social group of small business owners considering a most unorthodox proposal, that being to build a small McDonald's restaurant inside of existing churches. The theory being that this would help to increase church attendance, resulting in a net gain for both the participating house of worship and the locally held franchise. I truly thought this was nothing but an overwrought, ill conceived joke written by some bored agnostic, but now I'm not so sure. It is so off the...
  • Paterson hosts Native American festival, focused on Great Falls

    11/28/2014 7:24:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.23.14 | Minjae Park
    Mitsu Yasukawa/ Staff Photographer Kodi Tarrant, 6, of Shinnecock, N.Y., waiting his turn Sunday as other dancers of Silver Cloud present their traditional dance at The Paterson Museum. The Sand Hill Band of the Lenape and Cherokee Indians, The Paterson Museum, and the National Park Service presented a festival of culture of the indigenous community of Paterson. PATERSON — Long before Alexander Hamilton identified the Great Falls as the site of the country’s first planned industrial city, and textile mills harnessing the water power multiplied, thrived, withered and crumbled, the Leni-Lenape Indians fished and hunted in the once densely...
  • Pregnant woman loses eye after police shoot bean bag at her [Ferguson]

    11/28/2014 4:13:47 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    KMOV ^ | November 27, 2014 | Adam McDonald
    FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- This St. Louis woman’s picture and story has spread through social media, she’s now ready to talk about what happened to her shortly after the grand jury announcement was made in the death of Michael Brown. Dornella Conners is now blind in her left eye and can hardly see out of her right eye after her and her boyfriend, De’Angelas Lee, stopped at a gas station in the 10000 block of Halls Ferry in north St. Louis County early Tuesday morning. Conners says as she and her boyfriend were driving away from the station multiple police...
  • Georgie Ann Geyer On Immigrants

    11/28/2014 4:28:20 PM PST · by Tom D. · 2 replies
    November 25, 2014 ^ | Georgie Ann Geyer
    Immigration to American shores is in the newspapers and on television every day now, and many Americans doubtless believe they know what this bedeviling problem is really about. They would feel secure, for instance, in endorsing these common beliefs about the mass movements of people across U.S. borders:
  • Black Friday mayhem (the UK got the flu....)

    11/28/2014 12:21:34 PM PST · by traumer · 27 replies
    enjoy the pictures......
  • 'Star Trek' began filming 50 years ago

    11/28/2014 11:06:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    CNET ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rich Trenholm
    Fifty years ago this Thanksgiving the crew of the starship Enterprise walked in front of cameras for the first time and began filming on a new sci-fi show that would make television history: "Star Trek". But the results of the day's filming weren't seen in their intended form for more than 20 years -- and the legendary show nearly didn't make it to the screen at all. The brainchild of former bomber pilot and police officer turned television writer Gene Roddenberry, "Star Trek" was planned to be a utopian sci-fi show featuring a diverse crew exploring the galaxy. It began...
  • UC Davis Economics Professor: There Is No American Dream

    11/28/2014 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 11/26/2014 | Steve Large
    DAVIS (CBS13) — A UC Davis economics professorhas determined there is no American Dream. Gregory Clark is sharing his research as a hard truth with no hope—whether or not you can get ahead in America is as predictable as any formula. In fact, he says, the formulas for social mobility in the United States show there’s nothing to dream about. “America has no higher rate of social mobility than medieval England, Or pre-industrial Sweden,” he said. “That’s the most difficult part of talking about social mobility is because it is shattering people s dreams.” Clark crunched the numbers in the...
  • Activist 'marries' a tree in Colombia, seals his love for environment

    11/28/2014 8:12:38 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 65 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 11-26-14 | Fox News Latino
    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – An unusual marriage took place on Sunday in Bogotá. Dressed in a white suit and a red tie, Richard Torres, a young environmentalist from Peru, sealed his love for a tree in a symbolic act meant to emphasize the importance of preserving nature. "I declare you life partners and forever in pure love, on behalf of the elements of nature and of God " said Colombian actress Kristina Lilley, who performed the ceremony on Bogota's National Park. The participants, some with musical instruments in hand, threw rice at the newlyweds and demanded in chorus: " Kiss, kiss,...
  • The Strange Case of Ferguson Witness 40

    11/28/2014 5:44:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 November 2014 | Jack Cashill
    Easily the strangest of all the documents that have emerged from the Darren Wilson grand jury is the one attributed to Witness 40. These are the pages pulled from her -- I assume her based on writing style -- diary entries from the day Michael Brown was shot, August 9, 2014. She does not appear to have been interviewed. On the face of things, Witness 40 fully corroborates the testimony of Officer Wilson. I leave the grammar uncorrected. “The cop was wobbling,” she wrote from her anxious perch in a silver Pontiac stopped behind Wilson’s car, “the big kid turned...
  • Funny: Obama loving local media reports on Black Friday reveal EMPTY STORES....

    11/28/2014 5:41:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    11/28/14 | sff
    So this morning I have kicked back and perused the local south Florida stations. Ever since their hero Obama seized power, they've done their best to set him up as the Messiah to the audience. Today was PARTICULARLY hilarious....as it has been the past several Black Fridays. See, the stores in Miami are NOT CROWDED...local traffic reporters flying over the malls show empty lots provide the proof that Obamanomics is a failure. Truth is, this has been going on every year since Obama took over....seriously, it is amazing to see "journalists" talk about the "frenzy" when the wide halls of...
  • Wealthy Chinese kids in the US flaunt supercars at secret meet-ups

    11/28/2014 1:20:27 AM PST · by rjbemsha · 48 replies
    Yahoo Singapore ^ | 28 Nov 2014 | Nurul Azliah Aripin
    They are young, wild, free -- and very, very rich. These wealthy Chinese students go to school in the day and flaunt their social status during private meet-ups at night. These lavish gatherings feature posh venues, designer handbags and blinged out shoes, ladies in stiletto heels and sexy skirts and, of course, supercars -- plenty of them. Maserati, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghinis you name it -- they're all on display in neat rows. “I have three Ferraris, this is my newest one,” an interviewee told producer and host Kristie Hang at a supercar meet-up in the San Diego valley in California....
  • Shoppers fight over TVs, tablets and BARBIES in Thanksgiving havoc

    11/27/2014 9:11:05 PM PST · by traumer · 39 replies
    Scuffles between shoppers have been breaking out across the country as bargain hunters fight over TVs, tablets and even Barbie dolls during the first of the holiday sales. Many big-box stores opened early Thursday night, in an attempt to dilute the chaos of Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving when stores usually start their reductions for the season. But several videos have now surfaced online showing that even on a holiday dedicated to sharing, some people will turn against each other to save money. One of the videos uploaded to YouTube Thursday night, show a handful of men and...
  • Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech?

    11/27/2014 6:29:41 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | EMILY BAZELON
    Exhibit 12 in the government’s case against Anthony Elonis is a screenshot of a Facebook post he wrote in October 2010, five months after his wife, Tara, left him. His name appears in the site’s familiar blue, followed by words that made Tara fear for her life: ‘'If I only knew then what I know now . . . I would have smothered your ass with a pillow. Dumped your body in the back seat. Dropped you off in Toad Creek and made it look like a rape and murder.'’Exhibit 13, also pulled from Facebook, is a thread that started...
  • Evangelicals with gay children challenging church (AP vs. Christianity)

    11/27/2014 12:19:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27, 2014 2:00 PM EST | Rachel Zoll
    Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered “reparative therapy,” met regularly with his pastor and immersed himself in Bible study and his church youth group. After six years, nothing changed. A despondent Ryan cut off from his parents and his faith, started taking drugs and in 2009, died of an overdose. “Now we realize we were so wrongly taught,” said Rob Robertson, a firefighter for more than 30 years who...
  • Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage

    11/27/2014 11:44:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27, 2014 12:03 PM EST
    Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country on Feb. 7, the president said Thursday. President Andrej Kiska’s move comes after the Alliance for Family conservative group gathered about 400,000 signatures supporting the vote. Slovaks will be asked whether they agree that a marriage can be called only a union between a man and a woman, same-sex partners can’t adopt children, and that children wouldn’t have to attend school classes on sex education if their parents don't agree with them. …
  • Ebola Vaccine Is Safe and Effective, According to First Study

    11/27/2014 11:41:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    TIME ^ | 11/27/2014 | Alice Park
    Trials of a vaccine against Ebola show that it is safe and able to trigger an immune response against the virus In the first results from tests on an experimental Ebola vaccine, researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) report for the first time Wednesday that the shot is safe and that it leads to an immune response among healthy volunteers. The vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and GlaxoSmithKline, was tested in 20 participants in the US at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda. “This tells us that this is kind of a...
  • 2014 MST3K Turkey Day Marathon

    11/27/2014 8:29:56 AM PST · by Signalman · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/27/2014 | self
    For all of you fans of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Youtube will present an MST3K marathon beginning at 12PM EST (9AM PST) Whadda ya think, sirs? click the link.
  • Police Respond to Ferguson Rioters (what Police have to put up with WARNING - LANGUAGE)

    11/26/2014 10:37:00 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/24/2014 | Youtube
    Video Link Here
  • Baby stuffed inside toilet tank of Bulacan hospital

    11/26/2014 6:22:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    GMA NEWS ^ | November 25, 2014 | Joel Locsin
    Police are now tracking down a woman suspected of stuffing her own baby into the water tank of a toilet, at a Bulacan hospital sometime last week. Hospital staff discovered the baby following complaints of a foul smell from the restroom of the emergency room, GMA News' Susan Enriquez reported on "24 Oras." The baby was found in the toilet of the Nazarenus College and Hospital Foundation Inc. in Meycauayan, Bulacan. "Nang nakita namin ang fetus almost one week na siyang patay," said PO3 Eric Ortua of the Meycauayan police. Initial investigation showed the baby's umbilical cord had been pulled....
  • Man tells police he ordered pot but armed robbers showed up instead, officials say

    11/26/2014 2:55:24 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Jersey Journal nj.com ^ | November 25, 2014
    A Jersey City man told police he ordered marijuana from his drug dealer and left his door open to receive the delivery but three robbers in masks, one armed with a gun, showed up instead, officials said.
  • Think it’s unusually warm outside? Then you must be left-wing: Climate change beliefs affect…

    11/26/2014 12:36:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:49 EST, 26 November 2014 | Jonathan O’Callaghan
    If you don’t believe in climate change, you’re less likely to feel that the weather is getting warmer—and vice versa. That’s according to a study that analyzed how people remembered a particularly warm winter in the US in 2012. And they found those who believed in climate change remembered it being warmer, while those who didn’t thought it was colder. The research, published in Nature Climate Change, was carried out by three US sociologists—Dr. Aaron McCright of Michigan State University, Dr. Riley Dunlap of Oklahoma State, and Dr. Chenyang Xiao of American University. …
  • Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare Was a Mistake

    11/26/2014 10:00:26 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 45 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | November 25, 2014 | Mike Theiler
    Democrats made a mistake by passing President Barack Obama’s health-care law in 2010 instead of focusing more directly on helping the middle class, third- ranking U.S. Senate Democrat Charles Schumer said today. “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in electing Obama and a Democratic Congress in 2008 amid a recession, Schumer of New York said in a speech in Washington. “We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem -- health care reform.” Schumer said Democrats should have addressed issues aiding the middle class to build confidence among voters before turning to...
  • Will the Real Black Americans Please stand up

    11/26/2014 9:53:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles R. Patrick Furguson
    Five minute video at link. What do you think?
  • Two NYT Reporters Posted Darren Wilson’s Home Address. Look Here To See THEIR Home Addresses

    11/26/2014 8:18:09 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 79 replies
    CLASH DAILY ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | CLASH DAILY
    If anything happens to Wilson and/or his home and it can be traced back to the NYT’s posting of his address should they be held liable? Maybe, we should publish the writer’s address as well. See how that toad likes it.
  • Cuddling Biz Expected To Grow For Holidays

    11/26/2014 8:14:43 AM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    kmjnow.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Unknown
    Nine months after opening, the Cuddle Connection is now in a different location and the client list is in the hundreds. Kelly Peterson is proving the human touch is powerful, even if it comes from a stranger. “It’s been an amazing journey,” she said. Peterson is a professional cuddler, and since her business opened in Roseville in March, there has been no shortage of clients looking for a cuddle. “It continues to grow the phone is ringing with new client requests everyday,” she said. She says many of her clients keep coming back for a warm embrace, and even travel...
  • Officer killed in Athens GA shooting (2011)

    11/26/2014 5:10:21 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 10 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 3/22/11 | AP
    ATHENS, Ga. — One police officer was shot and killed and another badly wounded Tuesday as they were searching for a carjacking suspect in a Georgia college town, leading to a manhunt for the shooter, authorities said. Senior Police Officer Tony Howard stopped a Chevrolet Suburban just before 1 p.m. in Athens when a passenger got out of the SUV and shot and wounded Howard, police said. The driver of the Suburban was taken into custody, but the passenger ran from the vehicle and encountered another senior officer, Elmer "Buddy" Christian, according to authorities. He then shot and killed Christian...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 14

    11/25/2014 9:49:56 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 4 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 26, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 14 Week thirteen in review: The College Football Czar started the week with a pair of lopsided Friday night losses, and it didn’t get much better from there, as he went crashing to a season-low record of 7-10. And talk about asking for it – did he really pick Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan? Yeesh! For the year, the Czar’s record now stands at 164-98, for a .625 winning percentage, which, if it remained consistent through the end of the year, would be his lowest percentage since his first season of posting his picks...
  • #Ferguson Protest Group Releases List of Targets, Including: Anheuser Busch, Boeing, ....

    The Justice for Mike Brown Ferguson protest group released its list of potential targets following the decision by the St. Louis County Courthouse on the Mike Brown case. The published map shows expected landmarks like the Ferguson City Hall and the County Courthouse. But it also marks things that have NOTHING to do with the Michael Brown situation, like Anheuser Busch and Boeing.
  • Teacher Raped Student Until She Became Pregnant, Used Metal Ruler to Attempt Abortion

    11/25/2014 8:56:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    life news ^ | 11/25/14 | Steven Ertelt
    In a shocking case out of Arizona, a student has filed a lawsuit against a teacher who she alleges raped her until she became pregnant and then attempted to cause an abortion when he learned she was pregnant by repeatedly inserting a metal ruler into her vagina. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Jane Doe and her parents was filed November 20 in Maricopa County Court against Horizon Community Learning Center, a charter school, and teach former teacher, David Depuydt. In the suit, Doe claims that, when she was 16, Depuydt was named her supervisor for a community service project...
  • Video: “I Don’t Need To Look For A Job Because I Get A Check From The Government”

    11/25/2014 7:46:52 PM PST · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11/24/14 | Mac Slavo
    There is no doubt that many people who collect government assistance do so because of disabilities or a real need for temporary help as they transition from recession-related job losses into the new economy. But there are also millions of people who simply don’t care where their monthly stipend comes from so long as they don’t have to work for it. Kiara, a 12-year veteran of the American welfare system is one such individual. As she notes in the video below, she has four kids, no job, depends on government housing, and feels totally comfortable with all of it because...
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar quotes Ronald Reagan on Peace in a tweet

    11/25/2014 6:25:08 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Sarah MichelleVerified account ‏@RealSMG "Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means" -Ronald Reagan
  • Illustrating Chicago Values (244 Teenagers Have Been Shot In Chicago Since Michael Brown Died)

    11/25/2014 3:39:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Hey Jackass! ^ | 11-25-14 | Hey Jackass!
    November to Date Shot & Killed: 29 Shot & Wounded: 99 Total Shot: 128 Total Homicides: 32 Totals Since Ferguson (Aug 9 – Nov 24) Shot & Killed: 130 Shot & Wounded: 725 Total Shot: 855 Total Homicides: 155
  • Rick Pitino says Louisville didn’t run up the score ...: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’

    11/25/2014 11:02:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 25, 2014 | Bernie Augustine
    Rick Pitino says Louisville didn’t run up the score against Savannah State: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’ Louisville beat Savannah State by 61 points Monday night, 87-26. With five minutes to go in the first half, the No. 6 Cardinals led 29-0 ... “I tried everything. We played four white guys and an Egyptian ..." [coach Rick Pitino]
  • 116 S&P 500 stocks just hit record highs

    11/25/2014 10:46:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/25/2014 | Philip Van Doorn
    <p>A total of 116 stocks in the benchmark S&P 500 Index hit 52-week highs in the past two trading days as the bull market roars to the end of the year.</p> <p>The S&P 500 SPX, +0.07% registered a closing record high on Monday for the third straight session. The index is up 12% this year and has returned 14% with dividends reinvested. That’s an outsized performance when you consider it dropped 7% from Sept. 20 through Oct. 15.</p>
  • British say Boston is full of “fake Irish people”

    11/25/2014 10:05:42 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 49 replies
    IrishCentral.com ^ | November 21,2014 | IrishCentral Staff Writers
    The British think Boston is full of “fake Irish people,” according to British staff of Buzzfeed. The website asked its employees in the UK for their stereotypes of every state in the U.S. and created a map of the results.
  • It's Not Just Obamacare: Gruber Says Abortion Is a Social Good

    11/25/2014 10:01:35 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/25/2014 | Dustin Siggins
    Over the last three weeks, MIT professor and Affordable Care Act (ACA) architect Jon Gruber has gone from being an academic, known mostly in policy circles, to the face of political dishonesty and manipulation. Gruber, who helped create and sell the ACA to the American people, has been caught on tape admitting – on multiple occasions – that the law was written to mislead the public. But that's not all that he's done. As originally reported by Jerome Corsi, Gruber is the author of at least two separate reports arguing that legalized abortion has tremendous social benefit. His work also...
  • Black People ARE Oppressed. But Not in the Way Most People Believe. (Vanity)

    11/25/2014 9:51:35 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 24 replies
    Blacks are oppressed by the looters and arsonists destroying black businesses in anger. Blacks are oppressed by other blacks who kill blacks (93 percent of black homicide victims) to the tune of 6 to 10 thousand a year. Blacks are oppressed by their black fathers, the majority of whom abandon them and their mothers to fend for themselves. Blacks are oppressed by black mothers, many of which abandon their children to relatives or the foster system because they are unfit (Michael Brown's mother was one such mother). Blacks are oppressed by the people they elect who bankrupt their cities and...
  • Father reports son to police after finding photos of local women

    11/25/2014 8:16:33 AM PST · by dware · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11.25.2014 | AP via Fox News
    GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio – A central Ohio father has turned his son in to police after discovering the teenager had taken photos of neighborhood women from outside their bedroom windows.
  • Holiday gift season SCAM alert

    11/25/2014 6:43:48 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    email from friend | 11/25/14 | unknown
    BE ON THE ALERT, THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS COMING NEW SCAM Just when you think you've heard it all. Here comes another scam. This scam is very clever. Be very careful out there! One could easily fall for this - beware of people bearing gifts! There is a new and clever credit card scam. Please circulate this. Someone it happened to says it works like this: Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone who said that he was from some outfit called: "Express Couriers" asking if I was going to be home because there was a...
  • Odds on U.S Republican Nominee -- for the punter's.

    11/25/2014 6:40:18 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 25 replies
    Easy Odds ^ | 2014 | Easy Odds
    Odds on U.S GOP 2016 nominee. Date: Uncertain Highlights ======= Jeb Bush 3-1 Rand Paul 5-1 Scott Walker 10-1 Ted Cruz 16-1 Mike Huckabee 28-1 Sarah Palin 33-1
  • Google Scientists Admit Renewable Energy Can't Work

    11/25/2014 5:31:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/25/2014
    Google is literally and figuratively pulling the plug on its investment in renewable energy because the technology doesn't work. Will its flop persuade the feds to stop dumping billions down this rat hole? Back in 2007 Google commanded star-spangled headlines with its new high-tech venture to go all in on the next big thing in technology: green renewable energy. The tech giant was saluted as a good corporate citizen for its initiative to help combat global warming. In launching the project, company executives boasted they would prove that wind and solar power were not just good for the environment, but...
  • Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans?

    11/25/2014 4:40:42 AM PST · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 Nov 2014 | YASCHA MOUNK
    Nearly a century ago, Harvard had a big problem: Too many Jews. By 1922, Jews accounted for 21.5 percent of freshmen, up from 7 percent in 1900 and vastly more than at Yale or Princeton. In the Ivy League, only Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania had a greater proportion of Jews. Harvard’s president, A. Lawrence Lowell, warned that the “Jewish invasion” would “ruin the college.” He wanted a cap: 15 percent. When faculty members balked, he stacked the admissions process to achieve the same result. Bolstered by the nativism of the time, which led to sharp immigration restrictions, Harvard’s...
  • Obama Reflects on Ferguson (Vanity)

    11/25/2014 12:24:59 AM PST · by llevrok · 1 replies
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  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

    11/24/2014 10:01:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 8:36 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores—and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines—to post the calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus. The Food and Drug Administration plans to announce the long-delayed rules on Tuesday. The regulations will apply to businesses with 20 or more locations and they will be given until November 2015 to comply. The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, hot dog at a gas station or large popcorn at the movie theater if...
  • Ferguson via Global Live

    11/24/2014 6:59:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
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  • When are we going to get smart?

    11/24/2014 11:34:36 AM PST · by ritpg · 21 replies
    When are we going to realize...
  • There's a Gene for That...Or Is There?

    11/24/2014 9:56:41 AM PST · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | November 24, 2014 | Denyse O'Leary
    There's a Gene for That...Or Is There? Denyse O'Leary November 24, 2014 3:30 AM | Permalink A CNN headline reports, "Blame genetics for bad driving, study finds." "Genes for," however, are dangerous words in genetics. Recently, we looked at evolutionary psychology, the attempt to explain current human behavior as being governed by natural selection acting on how hominoid/hominin/human groups lived hundreds of thousands of years ago, so that the behavior is now encoded in the genes and brains of survivors. For example, we were told recently that men may have better navigation skills than women because these skills assist them...
  • Like I said, Cosa Nostra Government is now in effect.

    11/24/2014 8:21:58 AM PST · by Riflema · 4 replies
    DHS Secretary J Johnson ^ | 11/20/2014 | Self
    As I mentioned in a thread Friday, those of you anxiously awaiting the Executive Order may be disappointed. See the attached PDF. I predicted that what the *resident was doing was just giving a nod to his minions to interpret the law in the most generous way possible. And here you have it, the new directions from Jeh Johnson pretty well cease enforcement of deportations for anyone here already. It's all written to carefully follow the current law, but everything is now conditional on "available resources", which as you can probably predict will be otherwise engaged.Next up: some kind of...
  • Time Magazine’s Top 25 New Inventions Of 2014 Include Apple Watch, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 And More

    11/24/2014 8:21:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/24/2014 | Pavithra Rathinavel
    The yet-to-be-released Apple Watch has been making news for quite some time now. Very recently, the smartwatch has made it to the coveted Time magazine's top 25 new inventions of 2014. Based on the Time magazine list, the Apple Watch completely channels the idea of running a computer on the wrist. This is achieved by utilising a novel interface with a combination of touchscreen and physical buttons. Moreover, the Apple Watch is considered to be a fashion accessory, in addition to representing the latest technology in wearable gadgets arena, according to Time Magazine via Phone Arena. The magazine has also...