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  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • College Rankings 2012: Most Conservative Colleges

    08/11/2012 7:04:56 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast / Newsweek ^ | 5 August 2012 | College Rankings
    The top 25 are posted at the link. Here is their summary of the top 10 most conservative colleges and universities: Ave Maria University Grove City College Franciscian University of Steubenville Freed-Hardeman University Dordt College Brigham Young University (Utah) Oklahoma Christian University Covenant College Northwestern College (Minnesota) Washington & Lee University
  • Hitchcock's "Vertigo", Edges Out "Citizen Kane" as the Greatest Movie Ever

    08/02/2012 7:46:04 AM PDT · by OneVike · 70 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/2/12 | Chuck Wolk
    Ever since 1962, Orson Welles's, "Citizen Kane" has been voted the greatest movie of all time by the British Film Institute's much-respected Greatest Films poll, which it has been taken once every decade since 1952. Vertigo's (trailer below this article) recognition as the best movie ever may have happened because those allowed to participate for the first time are part of bigger and more international list of voters than ever before. Using the internet for the first time as the main form of communication, 846 critics and 358 film directors all voted for their top 50 films of all...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • The 19 most left-wing members of the U.S. Senate

    07/23/2012 8:54:13 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 23, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    According to the American Conservative Union, the following 19 Senators compiled the most left-wing voting record in 2011. These scores are based on 20 separate votes that were taken by the U.S. Senate in 2011. A score of 0.00 indicates that the senator voted against the conservative position in each of these 20 votes (in a few instances, the senator did not cast a vote).
  • POLL: Big Business Pressured To Take Stand On Gay Rights

    07/19/2012 6:07:05 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 31 replies
    Murrieta Patch Business ^ | July 19 2012 | Toni McAllister
    Chick-fil-A took a stand on gay marriage this week—a trend that may be due to pressure from gay right's advocates. Pressure from gay right’s advocates may have led the top official fast-food chain Chick-fil-A—which has a location in Murrieta—to take a public position on same-sex marriage. This week Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said his privately-owned company is against gay unions. Chad Griffin, president of the gay right’s non-profit Human Rights Campaign, said in a released statement Thursday that Chick-fil-A "has finally come clean" after hiding in the closet. “Chick-fil-A is headed by a man who is proud of his company’s...
  • Sixty-five U.S. companies drop out of Fortune 500

    07/14/2012 1:59:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 19:11 EST, 10 July 2012 | UPDATED: 19:46 EST, 10 July 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    China now boasts 73 of the biggest global companies – stealing the number two spot on the Fortune 500 list from Japan. China has landed 73 companies on the list, Japan has 68 and the U.S. has 132. Although the U.S. has a clear margin, China added 12 companies to the list since last year while the amount of U.S. companies has dropped by 14. In the last decade, the amount of U.S. companies on the list has fallen from 197 to 132. Conversely, China only had 11 companies on the list in 2002 compared to today’s 73. …
  • Burger Battle: In-N-Out Vs Five Guys (Incomplete analysis on an serious matter)

    07/05/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 166 replies
    Pajama's Media ^ | July 3, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    That was a good question, but I didn’t have an answer. I could only shrug. I grew up on Whataburgers so I could authoritatively rule them great but Five Guys better. Ditto for Sonic, despite its unstoppable cherry limeade. We all have our local haunts that can’t be topped. Around Austin, that’s Mighty Fine. Up in Baltimore, Burger Bros. is amazing and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Every town has its own best burger. But among the big chains that inspire fanatic loyalty, which is the best? Overall Taste. Let me note for the record that both In-N-Out and...
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • Ratings Collapse for Liberally Biased CNN Host Piers Morgan (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/20/2012 1:59:18 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 51 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 16, 2012 | Randy Hall
    On Tuesday, May 16, CNN did something that hadn't happened to the network since 1997: The 9 p.m. edition of Piers Morgan Tonight drew an audience of only 39,000 viewers in the important 25-54 age demographic. These numbers come as a huge blow to the host, liberal, former tabloid editor Piers Morgan.
  • 100 Most Popular Names of 2011

    05/14/2012 9:15:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    A lot of weight rides on the name you choose for your kid. And every year when the Social Security office releases the data on the most popular baby names, parents get upset. As a Michele who faced the extreme popularity of my name way back when, I'm here to tell you that if your child's name is on this list, it's going to be just fine. In fact, take pride in knowing your baby name choice won't be ridiculed.
  • The Ten Scariest DMV Horror Stories

    05/09/2012 7:15:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    JALOPNIK ^ | May 7, 2012 | Raphael Orlove
    The Ten Scariest DMV Horror Stories There is a dark side to driving in the US, and it is known as the DMV. Listen to these ten tales of woe from Jalopnik readers and you'll get a taste of American bureaucracy at its worst. 10.) Counterfeiters get Mustang GTs Suggested By: frankiepoops What happened: Worst experience that I ever had was when the NY DMV decided that my title for my 1996 green Mustang was counterfeit, not the first time I registered it, but when I went back to put it back on the road after parking it for a...
  • Al-Qaida's online forums go dark  

    04/02/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: April 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A blackout of al-Qaida's main Web sites is in its 11th day, and officials think the forums may have been brought down in a cyberattack. While no one has claimed credit for disabling the sites..." SNIPPET: "The loss of information typically confuses and frustrates the readers of the Web sites. "It leaves the rank-and-file to guess which messages and which messengers are genuine al-Qaida, and provides undercover operators with new opportunities to disrupt the movement," said A. Aaron Weisburd, senior fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute."
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and “the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory,” according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that “the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda,” and...
  • US SENATE: Coburn Most Conservative, Gillibrand, Merkley Most Liberal

    02/23/2012 9:57:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | 02/23/2012 | By Stephanie Palla
    Oklahoma's Tom Coburn is the most conservative member of the Senate, while New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand and Oregon's Jeff Merkley share the title of top liberals, according to National Journal's 2011 Congressional Vote Ratings. Coburn jumped eight spots to snag the most conservative label this year, and it's Gillibrand's second consecutive appearance in the list of top ten most liberal members. For the past three decades, National Journal has rated members of Congress based on selected roll-call votes from the previous year to create an ideological scale for Congress. This year, National Journal examined all 949 roll call votes in...
  • States with the most homes in foreclosure

    02/18/2012 1:10:50 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 9 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 02/13/2012 | By Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, and Ashley C. Allen
    Five major U.S. banks accused of foreclosure abuses have agreed to a $26 billion settlement with the government, the largest payout from banks arising from the financial crisis. The amount, which will include aid from banks in the form of loan forgiveness and refinancing, is intended to help homeowners avoid mortgage default and foreclosure. Most economists believe this is a step in the right direction, albeit only a small one.
  • Internet is a powerful catalyst for jihad: Dutch security service

    02/16/2012 12:31:58 AM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    DUTCH NEWS.nl ^ | February 14, 2012 | n/a
    The internet has become a powerful catalyst for international violent jihad, according to a new report from the Dutch security service AIVD.
  • Jihadism in 2012: A Persistent, Low-Level Threat

    01/23/2012 2:13:04 PM PST · by Cindy · 40 replies
    STRATFOR.com - Analysis ^ | January 16, 2012, 1334 GMT | n/a
    SNIPPET: "While these various elements of the jihadist network are distinct, the Internet brings them together, especially at the grassroots level. Videos, websites and online magazines indoctrinate aspiring militants in the jihadist ideology and provide a forum for like-minded individuals and groups."
  • The Only 26 US Cities That Have Regained All Of The Jobs They Lost During The Recession

    01/19/2012 12:46:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/19/2012 | Mamta Badkar
    There are a 154 million workers in the U.S., and the current 8.5%, unemployment rate means about 13.1 million Americans are still out of work. A new report commissioned by the United States Council for Mayors and prepared by IHS Global Insight shows that only 26 of 363 metropolitan statistical areas have completely recovered the jobs they lost during the recession. We drew on the report to show the number of jobs these metros lost during the recession, their pre-recession peak level, and the metro area's employment level as a share of overall state employment. Note: The “pre-recession peak” date...
  • The 'gayest' city in America is...

    01/10/2012 8:01:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies · 1+ views
    sun-sentinel ^ | January 10, 2012
    The Advocate, an LGBT magazine, has released a list of what it says are the "gayest" cities in the U.S. The equation breakdown used is a bit different from what you may have expected. The magazine takes into account such parameters as LGBT bookstores and "International Mr. Leather competition semifinalists" among the nine criteria used to compile the list.