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  • HuffPo Chronicles "11 Blackest Moments in the Obama Presidency"

    11/19/2015 8:40:27 AM PST · by rightistight · 26 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/19/15 | Aurelius
    The Huffington Post is out with a new article, which chronicles the "11 blackest moments" of the Obama Presidency. The article is aptly titled, "The 11 Blackest Moments In The Obama Presidency," with a subhead of "Thanks, Obama!" The article is not written ironically. According to the article's author, Zeba Blay, "Obama has always been in a precarious position where his blackness has been at various times a political hindrance." There there have been numerous times when "his blackness shines through." Among the "blackest" moments of President Obama's time in office, according to Blay: When President Obama made this face!...
  • These Are The 20 Worst Cities In The US - Spot The Common Theme

    11/07/2015 12:10:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/07/2015 | Tyler Durden
    A new analysis by WalletHub has compared and classified 1,268 of America's small cities in the U.S. to find the ones where residents don‚Äôt have to give up much by avoiding the "bright lights" and the soaring rent. Its data set include a total of 22 metrics, ranging from housing costs to school-system quality to the number of restaurants per capita. Why live in a small city? Inevitably, life in a small city demands some tradeoffs such as shorter business hours, a heavier reliance on cars and fewer dating opportunities.† It does bring benefits - tighter communities, less competition,...
  • The Top Talk Radio Audiences - September 2015

    10/09/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies ^ | September 2015
  • Top 17 Hillary Clinton Scandals

    10/05/2015 7:41:48 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 7 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Palmer Gibbs
    The Clintons have kept reporters busy for decades, with an almost endless string of scandals following them around since Bill Clinton was first elected to public office in 1977 as Arkansasí Attorney General. After Clintonís two terms in the White House Ė bookended by news reports on Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky Ė focus shifted squarely to Hillary Clinton, who logged years in the Senate, at the State Department and on her own campaign trail.As Clinton mounts her second presidential bid this year, the particularly bruising scandal involving her email system while at the State Department continues to snap up headlines....
  • Every county in America, ranked by scenery and climate

    08/19/2015 12:32:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    ... I've mapped all the counties above according to where they rank on the natural amenities index -- mouse over to check out how desirable (or not) your own county is. You'll see that Sun Belt counties fare pretty well -- especially ones in California and Colorado. In fact, every single one of the 10 highest-ranked counties is located in California. After Ventura County, Humboldt, Santa Barbara, Mendocino and Del Norte counties round out the top five ...
  • The world's most 'liveable' cities 2015

    08/19/2015 2:27:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Economist ^ | 08/18/2015
    WHILE residents of Melbourne enjoy another year in the worldís most liveable city, according to the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking from our corporate cousin the Economist Intelligence Unit, spare a thought for those who live in the 57 cities that have steadily deteriorated over the last five years. The ranking, which considers 30 factors related to things like safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and environment in 140 cities, shows that since 2010 average liveability across the world has fallen by 1%, led by a 2.2% fall in the score for stability and safety. Ongoing conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Libya...
  • Weekly post of Republican Senators' Conservative ratings

    08/19/2015 4:33:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Getting back to posting this weekly. There's an election a comin'!
  • Amelia and Oliver top 62,000 DIFFERENT baby names in Britain ["Muhammad topped boysí names..."]

    08/18/2015 5:44:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 29 replies
    Express, UK ^ | Aug 18, 2015 | Express, UK
    While Amelia and Oliver were the favourite names nationally, Muhammad topped boysí names in London. And when spelling alternatives including Mohammed, Muhamad and Muhammet were combined, the traditionally Muslim name even overhauled Oliver as the national favourite boysí name...The data, released by the Office of National Statistics, revealed that 6,649 boys born in 2014 were called Oliver, with 5,800 were named Jack. There were also 3,588 Muhammads, 2,536 Mohammeds and 1,116 Mohammads Ė a total of 7,240 babies.
  • 2015 College Football Rankings - Preseason

    08/16/2015 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    1 Ohio State (62) 14-1 1598 ó 2 TCU (1) 12-1 1487 ó 3 Alabama (1) 12-2 1452 ó 4 Baylor 11-2 1365 ó 5 Oregon 13-2 1260 ó 6 Michigan State 11-2 1230 ó 7 Auburn 8-5 1103 ó 8 Florida State 13-1 1057 ó 9 Georgia 10-3 1026 ó 10 USC 9-4 1014 ó 11 Notre Dame 8-5 883 ó 12 Clemson 10-3 838 ó 13 LSU 8-5 727 ó 14 UCLA 10-3 697 ó 15 Ole Miss 9-4 668 ó 16 Arizona State 10-3 577 ó 17 Georgia Tech 11-3 573 ó 18 Wisconsin 11-3 470 ó...
  • Most LGBT-Friendly Colleges 2015: Princeton Review Ranks Emerson College Tops For Gay Students

    08/15/2015 7:36:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 08/15/2015 | Julia Glum
    The Princeton Review recently named Emerson College in Boston was recently named the most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly college in the U.S, while Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, was named the most unfriendly campus for that demographic of students. Getty Images The Princeton Review released this week its annual rankings of the 380 best colleges and universities in the U.S. But the test prep company did more than just crown party schools, it also broke higher education institutions down into 62 lists measuring everything from dorms to food. It also looked at demographics and compared schools...
  • See the 10 Republicans Who Qualified for the Fox News Primetime Debate

    08/04/2015 3:06:56 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 66 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug , 4 , 2015 | Fox News
    Bret Baier just announced the ten presidential candidates who qualified for the Fox News-Facebook Republican debate Thursday night in Cleveland. Here is the full lineup: 1. Donald Trump 2. Jeb Bush 3. Scott Walker 4. Mike Huckabee 5. Ben Carson 6. Ted Cruz 7. Marco Rubio 8. Rand Paul 9. Chris Christie 10. John Kasich
  • Who Will be the First Republican "Top 10" Candidate to Drop Down to "Kiddie Table?"

    08/04/2015 3:18:00 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    Self | August 4, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I just saw the list of the GOP presidential candidates. The top 10 at the main debate and the 7 who have to be at the "kiddie table." One unnoticed as yet aspect of this format is that one or more of the Top 10 candidates could be demoted in future polls to the "kiddie table." A very public humiliation. Okay, so who do you think will be the FIRST Top 10 candidate to exit the main debate in the future and be assigned to the "kiddie table?"
  • Ranking the 10 men most likely to win the 2016 Republican nomination (°Jeb!)

    08/02/2015 7:59:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The obvious problem when trying to rank the 10 people most likely to wind up as the Republican presidential nominee next year can be summed up in two words: Donald Trump. On one hand, Trump is ahead in most national polls on the nominating contest ó an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll out Sunday puts him at 19 percent, four points clear of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ó and he even leads (or comes close to leading) in surveys conducted in early-voting states such as Iowa and New Hampshire.On the other hand, he is Donald Trump. I put the question of...
  • Amazon shares surge 20 percent, market cap surpasses Wal-Mart

    07/24/2015 7:34:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/24/15 | Jacob Pramuk
    Amazon shares spiked in early trading Friday after the online retailer blew past quarterly earnings and revenue estimates, boosted by growth in the North American market and cloud computing segment. Shares rose 20 percent, giving the retailer a larger market capitalization than bricks-and-mortar behemoth Wal-Mart. The surge also generated a huge windfall for CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns 83,921,121 shares of the company. At Friday's early prices, his fortune rose some $8.05 billionóa gain that by itself would be enough to put him in the world's 200 richest people.
  • Truth in advertising: The top 10 new slogans for Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 12:49:15 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-22-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Given that thereís a second video released about Planned Parenthoodís organ harvesting itís time to look intoÖadjustingÖtheir slogan to get better truth in advertising. It may seem grotesque, and thatís exactly what Iím trying to highlight.
  • Some surprising winners and losers in the 2016 fundraising race

    07/19/2015 10:20:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | July 19, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The results of the first major test of the 2016 presidential race were announced this past week: the initial six months of fundraising numbers for the slew of candidates running to be their party¬ís nominee next year and for aligned super PACs. As with any test, some people passed with flying colors. Others, well, didn¬ít. Here are the winners and the losers of the cash dash for those contests and other races. WINNERS ‚óŹ Jeb Bush Sure, we all knew the former Florida governor was going to raise scads of money, largely through his Right to Rise super PAC. But...
  • They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

    07/19/2015 1:05:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | 07/18/2015 | staff
    In one of this year's most intense international competitions, the United States has come out as best in the world ó and this time, we're not talking about soccer. This week, the top-ranked math students from high schools around the country went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And, for the first time in more than two decades, they won. Po-Shen Loh, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and head coach for Team USA, says the competition is held over the course of two days. Students work on three...
  • America's favorite fast food chain is Chick-fil-

    07/05/2015 4:13:26 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 52 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 05 jul 15 | Reporter
    Full title--- America's favorite fast food chain is Chick-fil-a while McDonald's is at the bottom of the heap in new survey The annual American Consumer Satisfaction index polled 70,000 people for their opinions on various consumer offerings, including fast food. In its first year on the index, the Southern-born, Christian-run sandwich chain debuted at the top.
  • Chick-fil-A's secret to becoming America's favorite restaurant chain

    07/03/2015 6:54:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/03/2015 | HAYLEY FITZPATRICK
    Chick-fil-A is America's favorite restaurant. American Customer Satisfaction Indexís 2015 Restaurant Survey named Chick-fil-A the most-loved restaurant in America. The company scored an 86 out of a possible 100 points in customer satisfaction, beating Chipotle and Panera Bread. Chick-fil-A's secret? Having the perfect blend of great food and excellent customer service. Fast casual companies like Chick-fil-A are successful because they, "typically offer better ingredients, freshness, and more developed dťcor," according to the report. Chick-fil-A not only beat all other chains in customer satisfaction, but it also took ACSI's top rating in dining experience as well. The criteria evaluated for this...
  • Americaís Drunkest States

    07/02/2015 1:17:06 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.29.15 | James Joiner
    New study shows where we drink the most, and whoís doing it. A new study has been released that tells us a lot about our nationís drinking habits. Which states drink a lot? Which house the most teetotalers? Where do you fall? See below:
  • The Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States

    06/30/2015 6:33:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Thrillist ^ | June 30, 2015
    50. Florida When putting together a list such as this, there can be some temptation to defy popular expectations, and go against the grain. However, Floridaís awfulness resume is so staggeringly impressive that it couldnít go any other way. You were born for this. Embrace it. 49. Delaware Dogfish Head, one of the most enduring jokes from Wayneís World, andÖ that about covers it. Even people from Delaware donít really fight back all that hard when you make fun of Delaware. 48. Ohio Getting LeBron back only further cemented its position as the Florida of the North.
  • The 50 Sexiest in TV News 2015 (Fox News Has Nine)

    05/21/2015 2:48:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 64 replies ^ | 3:21 pm, May 21st, 2015 | by Mediaite Staff
    The 50 Sexiest in TV News 2015 We spend a lot of time here at Mediaite watching national news on TV. So, as we approach summer 2015, we thought now would be the perfect time to share our list of the 50 Sexiest in national TV News. While this is certainly a list of physically beautiful people, remember, being sexy isnít only about looks. Itís also about how they cover the news and in many cases, having something to say and not being afraid to say it. Whether you agree with them or not, love them hate them (or maybe...
  • Highest-Paid Chiefs in 2014 (CEOs)

    05/16/2015 1:46:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 16, 2015
    Here are 200 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings, which lists the compensation of the chief executives of 200 public companies with a market capitalization of at least $1 billion, that filed proxies by April 30.
  • Emma, Noah top list of most popular baby names in 2014

    05/08/2015 8:28:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies ^ | My 8, 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names in 2014. Among girls, Emma was followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava, according to the list released Friday by the Social Security Administration. For boys, Noah was followed by Liam, Mason, Jacob and William.
  • Handicapping the 2016 Field: For the Top Tier to the Hopeless, Krauthhammer looks at the GOP

    03/27/2015 6:49:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/27/2015 | Charles Krauthhammer
    With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, itís time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies. No point in wasting time on the Democratic field. There is none. The only thing that can stop Hillary Clinton is an act of God, and he seems otherwise occupied. As does Elizabeth Warren, the only Democrat who could conceivably defeat her. On to the GOP. First Tier: 1. Marco Rubio. Trails badly in current polls, ranking seventh at 5 percent, but high upside potential. Assets: Foreign policy looms uncharacteristically large in the current cycle, and Rubio...
  • Newsmax's Top 50 Conservative Blogs of 2015 (Free Republic #5)

    03/24/2015 7:29:20 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 89 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3-24-15 | Theodore Kettle
    Newsmax is out with our 2015 list of the 50 top conservative blogs. The Internet now allows anyone who cares to invest the time and trouble to become a political commentator with, potentially, many times the readership of the most long-established syndicated columnists. The media elite, from the Big Three Networks to the local newspaper, have suffered a collapse in influence and a hemorrhage of revenues as Americans simply click on their favorite bookmarks for informed opinions about the events around them. ....snip.... 5. Free Republic - ďWorking to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud...
  • San Francisco Metro Area Ranks Highest in LGBT Population Percentage

    03/20/2015 3:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/20/2015 | Frank Newport and Gary J. Gates
    The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco's percentage just 2.6 percentage points higher than the national average of 3.6%, and the lowest-ranked metro area -- Birmingham, Alabama -- one point below the national average. The top 10 includes metro areas from every region of the country except the Midwest. Given...
  • ĎAmerican Sniperí Takes 2014 Box Office Crown

    03/09/2015 10:04:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies ^ | 03/09/2015 | John Nolte
    For more than a decade Hollywood lied to the American people in order to justify a string of critical and box office flops aimed at undermining our troops and then-President George W. Bushís efforts in the ongoing War on Terror. Clint Eastwoodís pro-War On Terror masterpiece ďAmerican SniperĒ has not only grossed more than all of those films combined, over the weekend it out-grossed every other film released in 2014.
  • Poll: Walker and Bush lead crowded GOP field

    03/05/2015 3:59:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politico | March 5, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush head a crowded field of prospective Republican presidential candidates in the latest national poll released Thursday. Walker, the Wisconsin governor, polls at 18 percent, and Bush, the former Florida governor, is at 16 percent. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 8 percent each; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 7 percent; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 6 percent each; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 5 percent; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 2 percent; and South Carolina Sen....
  • ĎAmerican Sniperí Crosses $300M, Warner Brosí Fifth-Best Domestic Run: Picís Road To Success

    02/20/2015 6:44:28 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Currently, American Sniper ranks as Warner Brosí fifth-highest-grossing film in domestic box office ever. It sits behind only The Dark Knight ($533.3M), The Dark Knight Rises ($448.1M), Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($381M) and Harry Potter And The Sorcererís Stone ($317M). Warner produced Sniper with Village Roadshow. American Sniper is the seventh Warners release to cross $300M domestically, and one of only 50 films to ever pass the milestone.
  • Hispanic women account for majority of abortions in NM for 2013

    02/08/2015 12:46:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    life dynamics ^ | February 6, 2015 | life dynamics
    According to New Mexico 2013 state population estimates, 46.4% of New Mexicans were Hispanic, and 41.3 % were White, so why do Hispanic women account for the majority of abortions in the state? Hispanics in New Mexico In New Mexico, reporting of legal induced abortion became law in 1977, and 1978 was the first full year of reporting. The number of abortions reported in New Mexico in 2013 was 3,408. This is an 8.7% increase from the 2012 number. In 2013, 67.6% of abortions in New Mexico were to women who were less than nine weeks pregnant and 86.0% of...
  • 'American Sniper' now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office

    02/02/2015 4:02:30 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" is now the war movie to top all war movies. At the domestic box office, the movie -- a dramatic retelling of real-life sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty in Iraq -- has made almost $250 million. That's enough to pass "Saving Private Ryan," which was previously the country's highest-grossing war movie.
  • The top 40 conservative websites February 2015 edition

    02/01/2015 11:04:22 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2015 | Sierra Rayne
    As February begins, it is time again to look at the rankings of conservative websites. Using Alexa's web analytics and monitoring a suite of over 100 sites, here are the top 40 conservative websites for February 2015 based on their U.S. rankings.
  • TOP-10 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

    01/23/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 56 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    1- † Ted Cruz2- † Allen West3- † Ben Carson4- † Rick Perry5- † Marco Rubio6- † Mike Pence7- ††Michele Bachmann8- ††Scott Walker9- ††Bobby Jindal10-†Rand Paul (if I have to) What say you?
  • This Map Shows Americaís Most Armed Counties. #1 Might Surprise You.

    01/18/2015 1:15:05 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 88 replies
    WideOpenSpaces ^ | September 10, 2014 | Matt Alpert
    The most heavily armed county in the US is (drum roll, please) Ė Faribanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Second place goes to Tooele County, Utah and third is Nez Perce County, Arizona. compiled the list (We should note thereís no source posted for the city-data list) and Reddit user Ramsesses_Deux created the map. Texas, one of the most gun friendly states in America, is surprisingly not one of the top 10 most armed counties. The Lone Star Stateís first entry is Harris County at no. 73. 1. Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK, pop. 82,840: 59.1% 2. Tooele County, UT...
  • American Sniper breaks box office records

    01/18/2015 9:38:35 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 1/18/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Hollywood Reporter calls it a ďshockerĒ that a patriotic movie by one of the best directors working today, about an American hero who kills jihadists, is really, really popular. To me, that sounds like a formula for success, but Hollywood still thinks tender stories about gay males coming of age are what the public demands, along with cartoonish special effects-laden, nine-figure-budget mind candy.
  • Which Movies Make Grown Men Cry?

    01/15/2015 12:39:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies ^ | January 12, 2015 | Walt Hickey
    Which Movies Make Grown Men Cry? After an evening at Grassroots Tavern, some friends and I got into a heated argument about ďLove Actually,Ē which I contend is a good movie. This eventually became a slightly less heated argument about which movies make people cry. The consensus was that everyone has at least one movie that gets them. The lone dissenter was my friend Alex Kaufman, who claimed he had never cried during a movie. After we listed approximately half the films on IMDb, he eventually recanted, saying that ďSaving Private RyanĒ had, at points, briefly broken his steely resolve....
  • Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul: worst dressed

    01/06/2015 3:22:17 PM PST · by presidio9 · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 01/03/15 | Hal Boedeker
    Remember when Mr. Blackwell ripped the worst-dressed celebrities and celebrated the best-dressed style setters? Roger Stone is carrying on the tradition, and he bashes with a tart snarkiness that Mr. Blackwell would have admired.. Topping the worst-dressed list for 2014 was Hillary Clinton. Stone observes that she "has no taste in clothing and no idea whatsoever what she looks good in." Wear darker colors, Stone advises. Stone also goes after Rand Paul, like Clinton a possible presidential candidate in 2016. Stone complains that the Kentucky senator "dresses like a college student" and dismisses Paul's hair gel as "ghastly." "To have...
  • 2 of 3 Most Admired Figures on the Right are Black

    12/23/2014 2:13:36 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 74 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 12-22-2014 | Daniel Greenfield - Commentary
    December 22, 2014 2 of 3 Most Admired Figures on the Right are Black by Daniel Greenfield The statistic is interesting. Of the most admired figures on the right in John Hawkinsí survey, two out of three are black: 1) Scott Walker (63) 1) Clarence Thomas (63) 1) Thomas Sowell (63) Race I think here is mostly an accident. What the three men have in common is that they are respected without being controversial or especially partisan.Scott Walker has kept his national presence light and is mainly known for local reforms. Clarence Thomas has been a quiet force advancing conservative...
  • Top 10 stupid quotes from pro-choice activists

    12/21/2014 8:01:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 21, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Sometimes pro-choice activists say things that show they are completely out of touch with reality. On my website Clinicquotes I have a collection of quotes from pro-choicers that show a stunning lack of logic or an almost delusional set of opinions. Here are ten statements made by pro-choicers that might make you shake your head: ďThe majority of women who abort do so because they know that the unwelcome child, born of constraint or misfortune, will be wounded in some unacceptable way. As Artemis [Greek goddess of hunting] might kill a wounded animal rather than allow it to limp along...
  • College Football Playoff and Bowl Projections

    12/07/2014 3:31:39 PM PST · by iowamark · 79 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 12/7/2014
    College Football Playoff Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction Championship Bowl Jan. 12 Arlington, Texas Semifinal winners TBD Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. Semifinal Alabama* vs. Ohio State* Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Semifinal Oregon* vs. Florida State* Selection Committee Bowl Games Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction Cotton Bowl Jan. 1 Arlington, Tex. At-Large vs. At-Large Baylor* vs. Michigan State* Orange Bowl Dec. 31 Miami, Fla. ACC vs SEC/Big Ten/Notre Dame Georgia Tech* vs. Miss. State* Fiesta Bowl Dec. 31 Glendale, Ariz. At-Large vs At-Large Arizona* vs. Boise State* Peach Bowl Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. At-Large vs....
  • The Most Disappointing Travel Destinations on Earth

    12/07/2014 10:59:06 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 332 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 07, 2014 | Fox News
    <p>Weíve all built up a trip in our minds, only to find itís not remotely like the brochures.</p> <p>1. Los Angeles: ĎThe whole city is a lieí</p> <p>LA was one of the biggest let-downs for holiday-makers.</p> <p>Travelers expecting Hollywood glitz and glamour were shocked to find what they called a run-down, dangerous and dirty urban sprawl.</p>
  • POLL: Who is Your First Choice for the 2016 GOP Nominee?

    12/03/2014 5:53:58 PM PST · by Windflier · 128 replies
    Patriot Action Network's Patriot Caucus is hosting a final 2014 poll to gauge the views of our members when it comes to 2016. We know it's early, but truth is some of these campaigns will likely begin kicking into gear the first quarter of 2015. With this in mind, please consider selecting your first pick for 2016 ....
  • Obama not on Smithsonianís í100 most significant Americansí list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The ďSmithsonianĒ magazine compiled a list of the ď100 most significant Americans,Ē and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution ďdecided that George W. Bush is a more Ďsignificantí figure in U.S. historyĒ than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the countryís first...
  • How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List

    11/18/2014 10:11:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/18/2014 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    Whatís Christian about evangelical authors using shady business tactics in a bid to boost visibility on bestseller lists? In January 2012, former megachurch pastor Mark Driscollís book Real Marriage went to the top spot on the Hardcover Advice section of The New York Times best-seller list. In March 2014, it was disclosed by evangelical magazine, World, that Driscollís publishing success was aided by a consulting firm called ResultSource, which purchased books on behalf of Driscoll in a coordinated effort to spike sales and give the impression that the book was popular with thousands of book buyers. Driscoll recently resigned from...
  • Watch Out, Apple; Microsoft Now Second Most Valuable Company In The World [bumping out Exxon]

    11/17/2014 1:39:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 11/17/2014 | Mike Upton
    The air is beginning to get a bit thin for the Redmond tech giant, as reports released Friday showed Microsoft climbing to the number two spot on the list of most valuable companies in the world, bumping out Exxon by roughly $9 billion. The cause for Microsoft and Exxon swapping places is two-fold, in that while the price of oil has been dropping, along with Exxonís share price, Microsoft has been on the rise since October following reports of strong fiscal first-quarter gains with its cloud computing business at its heart. Microsoft has also been making waves recently with its...
  • Where Do the Worldís Wealthiest People Live?

    10/15/2014 7:48:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/15/2014 | By NICK TIMIRAOS
    When it comes to producing millionaires, the U.S. still leads the pack. Between July 2013 and July 2014, the ranks of Americans with a net worth exceeding $1 million grew by 1.63 million, or more than one-third of the 3.84 million adults worldwide who saw their net worth exceed $1 million over that span, according to a new report on global wealth from Credit Suisse CSGN.VX -3.56%. Overall, the U.S. was home to around 14.2 million millionaires, or more than 40% of those in the world. After the U.S., the United Kingdom, France and Germany added more millionaires than...
  • America's Worst Charities: #1 Kids Wish Network

    10/07/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 18 replies
    Every year, Kids Wish Network raises millions of dollars in donations in the name of dying children and their families. Every year, it squanders almost every penny. The money gets diverted to enrich the charityís operators and the for-profit companies Kids Wish hires to drum up donations. Sick children wind up with less than 3 cents of every dollar raised. That has been the formula for 16 years, ever since Kids Wish mimicked the respected Make-A-Wish Foundation and launched its relentless drive for money. In the past decade alone, Kids Wish has channeled nearly $110 million donated for sick children...
  • Report: Which states give the most to charity? The ones with church-goers.

    10/06/2014 5:42:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/6/14 | Lindsey Bever
    Poor and middle-income Americans are reaching deeper into their pockets when donating to charity, while the nationís wealthiest are giving less, according to a report by Chronicle of Philanthropy that analyzed taxpayersí IRS data. On average, Americans give about 3 percent of their income to charity each year, according to the report released Monday. But the giving gap between the rich and poor is significant, especially in view of the widening income gap. The report shows those who earned $200,000 or more donated 4.6 percent less of their income between 2006 and 2012; those who earned less than $100,000 gave...
  • Top 10 myths about the Constitution on Constitution Day

    09/17/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Constitution Center via Yahoo ^ | September 17, 2014 | NCC Staff
    The Constitution is our most endearing document, but not everything you read online about the Constitution is accurate! Here are some of the top myths about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers still out there on blogs and websites. To be clear, these myths are not about interpretations of the Constitution; they center on people and events related to the founding document.