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  • Faithless Elector @TheChrisSuprun... Ashley Madison ... Bankrupt TRK

    12/12/2016 5:56:02 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 58 replies
    Got News ^ | December 12 2016 | Got News
    Anti-Trump Texas faithless elector Stephen Christopher “Chris” Suprun, who wrote a widely-shared op-ed in The New York Times about his decision, joined and paid for cheating website Ashley Madison in 2012, using the same address registered to his 9/11 charity, while bankrupt, likely unemployed, and married with three young kids, after he and his working wife owed over $200,000 to multiple creditors — and that’s just the start of it.
  • [Vanity] Who is leaving the Republican Party on November 9th?

    10/23/2016 6:57:19 PM PDT · by Hildy · 223 replies
    I am. Win or lose.
  • Germany blast: Ansbach bar explosion 'leaves one dead'

    07/24/2016 4:22:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 Jul 2016
    An explosion at a bar in the southern German city of Ansbach, near Nuremberg, has killed one person and injured several others, reports say. The cause is unclear although the city's mayor is quoted as saying it was an "explosive device". Police have sealed off the area around Eugene's Wine Bar, the Nuernberger Nachrichten newspaper reported. The incident comes amid tension following other bloody events in Germany over the past week.
  • Prince once ghostwrote a seductive ballad about Donald Trump

    04/22/2016 9:20:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 96 replies ^ | 20:10 EST, 22 April 2016 | KHALEDA RAHMAN
    Prince once ghostwrote a seductive ballad about Donald Trump... while Obama reveals he listened to Purple Rain before meeting with the Queen Legendary artist was famously a prolific songwriter for other musicians But it's little known he wrote a song called 'Donald Trump (Black Version) Track was recorded by R&B group The Time for 1990 album Pandemonium Prince put together the group under clause in his Warner Bros contract in Minneapolis in 1981 By KHALEDA RAHMAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: 15:38 EST, 22 April 2016 | UPDATED: 20:10 EST, 22 April 2016 Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter |...
  • This Woman Lives Every Day Like It’s 1939

    02/29/2016 8:25:56 AM PST · by Kartographer · 80 replies
    Anthony Pearce Blog via Yahoo News ^ | 2/29/16 | anthony robert pearce
    For the last decade, Joanne Frances has been living life as if the Second World War has just broken out. The 41-year-old has eschewed modern life and technology in favour an authentic wartime existence. She no computer, washing machine, television or car – instead cycling to work on an 80-year-old pedal bike. Living most days in an authentic Land Girl’s uniform, she sometimes spends the evening in an air-raid shelter she built in the garden. The woman, who works as a cleaner, has committed to the austere life of the 1940s – having ditched central heating for coal fires and...
  • Republican Debate Tonight.

    01/28/2016 1:11:57 PM PST · by Vinylly · 43 replies
    Since I have neither disc or cable I am unable to watch the debates accept by computer. How will I be able to do this? Thanks in advance.

    12/03/2015 4:49:13 PM PST · by grumpa · 27 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | December 3, 2015 | Offgridblogger
    Islam is the most violent religion in the world. Indeed, Islam has been spread by violence since its inception. What explains this? This is pretty straight forward folks. There are peaceful Muslims, but there is no such thing as peaceful Islam. Violence is not an aberration in Islam—it is DOCTRINE. Dozens of passages in the Quran exhort Muslims to hate or kill or terrorize infidels (non-Muslims) wherever they find them. For examples, see Suras 2:190-193, 2:216, 2:244, 3:56, 3:142, 3:151, 4:24 (rape of captive women); 4:34 (wife beating); 4:56, 4:74 (beheading), 4:76, 4:84, 4:89, 4:91, 4:95, 4:104, 5:32-38, 7:96-99, 8:12-15...
  • Why?

    10/12/2015 1:51:31 PM PDT · by Cowman · 37 replies
    me | 10-12-2015 | self
    Why do I have to spend a large sum of my hard earned money for 13 foreign language channels on my basic cable package? Why do I have to watch the ads on the on demand service that I'm paying extra for Why WHY WHY!!! is the dipstick tube in my truck designed to float outside the engine block without actually being attached to said engine block? Why am I seen as a wild eyed murderer for supporting the death penalty for killers but not for babies? Why is it OK for children to be assaulted in US protectorates in...
  • Why the Democrats Will Do and Say Anything To Stop Donald Trump

    07/08/2015 8:33:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-6-2015 | Wayne Root
    Someone is getting very nervous. President Barack Obama; Valerie Jarrett; Eric Holder; Hillary Clinton; Jon Corzine … to name just a few. And I know why. I wrote a book entitled “The Murder of the Middle Class” about the unholy conspiracy between big government, big business and big media. They all benefit by the billions from this partnership and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all, and all for one. It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich. Everyone except the American people. We get ripped off. We’re the...
  • US flight takes shocking U-turn for two mystery passengers

    06/17/2015 6:06:55 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    Indiatoday ^ | 17 June 2015 | Ankur Sharma
    Who were they? No one seems to really know. But on flight UA-83 of United Airlines, passengers were curious. The two mysterious men were embarked, at the cost of a 46-minute delay even after the Delhi-Newark flight had begun taxiing, after the plane returned to the boarding area of the international terminal of IGI Airport on June 13 night.
  • Tim Burton to direct Disney's new Dumbo movie starring a mix of computer generated and live [tr]

    03/10/2015 1:46:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2015 | Staff
    Tim Burton is to direct Disney's live action remake of the 1941 classic Dumbo. The iconic cartoon will be remade as a live-action movie with computer generated characters playing the big-eared elephant and his family. To bring the movie into the 21st century, a family story will be added to reflect dumbo's journey.
  • Emergency Alert

    07/30/2014 11:03:08 PM PDT · by gura · 27 replies
    Anyone else just get an odd Emergency Alert that stopped halfway through?
  • South African schoolboy aged NINE marries 62-year-old woman - for second time

    07/20/2014 8:40:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | July 18, 2014 | John Kelly
    Nine-year-old Saneie Masilela has become the world's youngest groom for the second time after remarrying the 62-year-old woman he tied the knot with last year. Dressed in a silvery tuxedo, baby-faced Saneie clutched the hand of mother-of-five Helen Shabangu - her children are aged between 28- and 38-years-old - as they repeated their vows a year on in front of 100 guests.
  • Rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem?

    05/07/2014 8:26:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | May 3, 2014 | William Hamblin and Daniel Peterson
    The dramatic recent collapse of the Arab-Israeli peace talks and the ongoing political turmoil involving the Temple Mount have again focused world attention on the centuries-old struggle for that sacred site. Since antiquity, the roughly 37 acres of the Temple Mount and its immediate surroundings have frequently been the focus of interreligious strife. The destruction of the Jewish temple by the Romans in A.D. 70 was a devastating event in the history of Judaism. It served as a transforming catalyst in both the origins of Christianity and the transition of Israelite religion from a priestly sacrifice-centered system to the legalistic...
  • How evolution shapes the geometries of life

    03/06/2014 9:54:06 AM PST · by onedoug · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 17 FEB 2014 | University of Maryland Team
    Why does a mouse's heart beat about the same number of times in its lifetime as an elephant's, although the mouse lives about a year, while an elephant sees 70 winters come and go? Why do small plants and animals mature faster than large ones? Why has nature chosen such radically different forms as the loose-limbed beauty of a flowering tree and the fearful symmetry of a tiger? These questions have puzzled life scientists since ancient times. Now an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the University of Padua in Italy propose a thought-provoking answer based...
  • U of Minn students want crime alerts to avoid using racial descriptions...

    01/30/2014 7:46:19 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 44 replies ^ | 1/29/2014 | unknown
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in crime alerts. The letter, sent on Dec. 6, 2013, was issued by members of the African American and African Studies, Black Faculty and Staff Association, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Men’s Forum, Black Student Union and Huntley House for African American Males. It was directed to University President Eric Kaler and Pamela Wheelock, the vice president of University Services.
  • Why? A question often overlooked today. We who believe must keep asking it of a secular world.

    08/02/2013 2:30:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 1, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more common misunderstandings of the modern age, we might even call it a delusion, is to confuse explanation with meaning. Through scientific method and other empirical ways of studying, we have gotten very good at explaining many of the processes and mechanics of the natural world.But to give explanation, is not the same as to ascribe meaning. To answer how things work is not the same as to answer why.Why, for example, do things exist at all? Why is there existence vs. nonexistence? Why is there observable order in the universe vs. chaos. Showing for example the...
  • Denouncing

    12/27/2013 12:48:39 PM PST · by slimjohn · 139 replies
    This is just not right.
  • Planned Parenthood Was Shocked When I Sought the Ultrasound Photo of the Baby I Aborted

    10/30/2013 2:41:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | October 30, 2013 | Hannah Rose Allen
    For nearly three years after I had an abortion at 6 weeks gestation in February 2009, I had a strong desire to return to the abortion clinic to obtain my records. I hoped to find out something, anything, I could about my first baby, though I honestly don’t know what I thought I would find. I just knew I needed to go. At times, it felt as if this child didn’t really exist because I had nothing tangible declaring he did. What I hoped more than anything else was that they would have an ultrasound photo on record. I remember...
  • Father sent to jail and barred from seeing his son.. after he was found with unloaded gun .

    10/17/2013 6:29:25 AM PDT · by envisio · 29 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17 October 2013 | By Helen Pow
    A desperate father has been banned from seeing his young son for four years after he was found with an unloaded gun he legally owned in the back of his car among his possessions as he moved house. Brian Aitken was arrested in 2009 as he was moving back from Colorado to New Jersey to be near his child after a divorce. He was later convicted of possessing a gun and sentenced to seven years' prison. Now the New York University graduate and digital media entrepreneur is using a crowdfunding website to raise funds so he can write a book...
  • Why "equality" must die

    10/03/2013 9:00:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-3-13 | Selwyn Duke
    Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an impression? Okay, now try the Seven Heavenly Virtues of: Chastity Temperance Charity Diligence Patience Kindness Humility Anything? What strikes me is that equality is not among them. Scour great works, such as the Bible, and you won't find much talk of equality – that is, unless you consider The Communist Manifesto a great work. One thing about virtues – which are defined as "good moral habits" – is that their...
  • Why listen to Obama's speech on Syria?

    09/10/2013 3:13:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/9/13 | Christion Science Monitor's Editorial Board
    In the oft-admired model of a decisive lone warrior, President Obama could have ordered strikes on Syria without asking Congress. Instead, the commander in chief chose to ask lawmakers. At the least, all Americans should now reciprocate. They could suspend judgment and listen to what Mr. Obama has to say in his Tuesday evening address to the nation. In decisions of war, bravery is needed in knowing when to be humble – in listening for one’s biases and evaluating new evidence. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down...
  • Photo Caption Time

    07/22/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 35 replies
  • What’s Behind MSNBC’s Ratings Decline?

    07/11/2013 6:14:21 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 37 replies
    Just change it to PMS-NBC and the it is understandable..
  • Feds collecting personal, confidentialdata on consumer´s credit cards,bank transactions

    06/27/2013 11:47:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/27/13 | Paul Bedard
    The Obama administration, already under fire for the IRS scandal and National Security Agency snooping of the computers and cellphones of Americans, is also spending millions to have private contractors conduct a dragnet for confidential and personal credit and bank transactions without a warrant. Newly obtained documents from the Obama-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reveal that the administration has OK'd a project to accumulate the personal financial data of some 5 million and share it with other agencies to build a "nationally representative panel of credit information on consumers for use in a wide range of policy research projects." The...
  • First Picture Of Captured Terror Suspect Released [Caution: Graphic image]

    04/19/2013 7:22:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 189 replies
    The 19-year old Dzhokhar has seen better days...
  • Wanted: People willing to die on Mars

    03/17/2013 9:20:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 121 replies
    CBC ^ | 3/16/13
    Mars One co-founder tells CBC about its proposed one-way trip to the Red Planet Mars One hopes to have people living on the planet — for the rest of their lives — by 2023.(Mars One/YouTube) The man behind the private space project dubbed Mars One is looking for people to travel to Mars, but he's not offering a return ticket. "The technology to get humans to Mars and keep them alive there exists," Bas Lansdorp told Day 6 host Brent Bambury in an interview that aired this week on CBC Radio. "The technology to bring humans from Mars back to...
  • Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz: ‘The U.S. Military Is Spending $20 Million for Firewood’

    09/14/2012 7:58:20 PM PDT · by LucyT · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) revealed that the U.S. military is currently spending about $20 million on firewood. That’s right, firewood. “It mentions in your report that the U.S. military is spending $20 million for firewood. Is there any justification for $20 million in Afghan firewood?” Chaffetz asks John F. Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction. “Mr. Chairman that was one of the more interesting comments my auditor told me is that — you are absolutely correct we are paying…approximately $20 million a year for firewood,” Sopko confirmed. “And when my auditors...
  • Why Liberals Love Islam (and despise Christ)

    09/14/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT · by publius321 · 8 replies ^ | 9/112/2012 | Scott Ryan
    What happens when millions of people live by the answer to the question - what would Muhammed do(WWMD):
  • The Mob Presses on John Roberts

    07/04/2012 5:37:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | July 4, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Is anyone surprised that the ink wasn't dry on Chief Justice John Roberts' incoherent switcheroo before team Obama was again denying Obamacare is a tax? Why did he do it? There is no doubt that the left waged a war on the court's public image. Just as Obama lectured at the justices during his State of the Union address for the Citizens United decision, so Obama and his media minions prepared for this verdict with blatant mob pressure: Side with us or your image is ruined. For liberal journalists, repeal of Obamacare was tantamount to a deadly third strike. Strike...
  • Soros Says: Print More Money, Please- But I Propose the Soros Rule

    06/04/2012 5:50:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 4, 2012 | John Ransom
    It’s time to create the Soros rule. We need to protect financial markets from a guy who’s too big to fail and just can’t help himself. You can be sure that even as he gave a speech over the weekend nagging Eurozone officials into more of the easy money policies that have the world teetering on a the brink of a depression, that George Soros has something at stake.“In my judgment the authorities have a three months’ window,” said Soros at the Festival of Economics, in Trento Italy, “during which they could still correct their mistakes and reverse the current...
  • Why I Won't Vote For Romney

    05/17/2012 8:20:19 AM PDT · by not romney · 104 replies
    Tea ^ | 5/17/12 | John Alan
    Because I want to defeat Obama. The Romney argument from day one has been 'you have to vote for Romney because he's the only one that can beat Obama'. I won't vote for Romney precisely because I know he will lose to Obama. A few examples as to why he'll lose: Romney's positive approval rating has been 20 points below even McCain and Dole's who both ended up losing. It will probably start to rise with the end of the primary, however this is before the Obama Nasties open fire with both barrels, and Romney is a very target rich...
  • Jarrett Reportedly Receives Secret Service Protection

    01/18/2012 6:10:14 PM PST · by STARWISE · 67 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1-17-12 | Dan Weil
    Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett seems to have Secret Service protection, Keith Koffler writes on his blog “White House Dossier.” It’s the first time the veteran White House correspondent has heard of someone at that level receiving the expensive assistance of Secret Service agents. A local report said at least two agents were with Jarrett during her appearance at an Atlanta church Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Day. She used the speech to attack Republicans.
  • Tea-party favorite O’Donnell endorses Romney

    12/13/2011 8:51:04 PM PST · by Mozilla · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2011 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican political figure and tea-party favorite Christine O’Donnell says she’s backing Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.</p> <p>O’Donnell cites executive experience as part of her reason for endorsing Romney. She announced her decision Tuesday night during an interview on Fox News Channel.</p>
  • Greece wants solution for all debt to 2035-source

    10/24/2011 11:28:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    Athens News ^ | 10/24/2011
    Greece wants a solution to its crippling debt that applies to all its sovereign bonds expiring up to 2035, a government source said on Monday, adding that the process should remain voluntary and any deal must include the European Central Bank. This would be a marked expansion from a previous, now defunct, plan agreed by the EU in July, under which Greece's debt burden would be lowered through a bond exchange involving paper maturing up to 2020. "We are looking at the entire Greek debt, expiring through to 2035... It does not stop at 2020 as the previous model did,"...
  • Mosquitoes 'disappearing' in some parts of Africa (scientists are unsure as to why)

    08/27/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies ^ | 8/27/11 | BBC News
    Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, but scientists are unsure as to why. Figures indicate controls such as anti-mosquito bed nets are having a significant impact on the incidence of malaria in some sub-Saharan countries. But in Malaria Journal, researchers say mosquitoes are also disappearing from areas with few controls. They are uncertain if mosquitoes are being eradicated or whether they will return with renewed vigour. Data from countries such as Tanzania, Eritrea, Rwanda, Kenya and Zambia all indicate that the incidence of malaria is dropping fast. Researchers believe this is due to effective implementation of control...
  • Antimatter Tevatron mystery gains ground

    07/07/2011 1:18:28 AM PDT · by shibumi · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 1, 2011 | staff
    US particle physicists are inching closer to determining why the Universe exists in its current form, made overwhelmingly of matter. Physics suggests equal amounts of matter and antimatter should have been made in the Big Bang. In 2010, researchers at the Tevatron accelerator claimed preliminary results showing a small excess of matter over antimatter as particles decayed. The team has submitted a paper showing those results are on a firmer footing.
  • Why I'm a Democrat

    06/27/2011 12:50:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies ^ | 6/27/11 | Rob Flaherty
    A video I shot for the College Democrats of America at their annual summer conference.
  • If God Is So Just ....

    06/12/2011 2:07:34 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 121 replies
    Sunday, June 12, 2011 | cc
    ... why does he let the creeps succeed? An outright fraud like Barack Obama gets elected, keeps spreading his lies and destruction, and keeps living the high life, with no penalty - on the contrary, all he gets is widespread praise for being so great. Bill Clinton gets worldwide "respect and adulation" as some sort of elder statesman, laughing all the way. Sandy Berger is a brazen thief, yet suffered no penalty. And on and on, every day.... Meanwhile, good people like Sarah Palin are routinely trashed and ridiculed, while their attackers endure no consequences, and are even rewarded -...
  • Why Is a California Teachers Union So Anti-Israel?

    06/05/2011 11:34:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/5/11 | Mike Opelka
    Teachers unions have historically been formed to protect the rights of faculty members through collective bargaining. So, why would the California Faculty Association, a union from the largest state university system in the country go out of its way to issue an resolution that is decidedly anti-Israel? Additionally, why is a teachers union even spending time discussing, debating and passing a resolution about Israel and the Palestinians? Let’s drill down into the union for more information. The CFA (the California Faculty Association) claims to be a union which exists to support the teachers California’s colleges and universities. From their own...
  • Why?

    05/26/2011 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Hotdog · 77 replies
    - Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed? - Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"? - Why is "abbreviated" such a long word? - Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"? - Why is it that to stop Windows 98, you have to click on "Start"? - Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons? - Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker? - Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?...
  • Any Conversion Stories?

    04/22/2011 7:29:09 AM PDT · by yetidog · 45 replies
    April 22, 2011 | Vanity
    This perhaps has been asked on Free Republic previously and if so, I apologize. But to the extent we are populated with any converted liberals, briefly explain what brought you over to the conservative side. I have heard 9/11, parenthood, maturity, marriage etc. as reasons, but as a "cradle conservative," I have to ask on behalf of my continuing efforts to convince liberals (and moderates) that their ideology is fuzzy-headed at best and terribly harmful to the future of the United States.
  • Why Is Unemployment So High?

    03/21/2011 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 154 replies ^ | 3/21/11 | Robert P. Murphy
    Everyone knows that the unemployment situation is very bad, but the official figures (not surprisingly) understate the problem. In this article I'll outline the severity of the stalled labor market, and explain some of the major causes. The Employment Outlook According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the official civilian unemployment rate in February was 8.9 percent. However, this figure (called U-3) is very misleading in the present environment, because so many potential workers have become discouraged and are no longer seeking work. Just as a retired person, or a stay-at-home parent, isn't normally classified as "unemployed," so too...
  • Panel Recommends Ways to Improve Military Diversity [BARF Alert]

    03/08/2011 3:38:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 – A commission created to improve diversity among military leaders has issued 20 recommendations its members say will make the military better reflect the composition of the United States in its ranks. The Military Leadership Diversity Commission, created as part of the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act, issued the findings yesterday of its 18-month research with recommendations for how the Defense Department can improve the promotion of women and minorities at a time when the nation is expected to become increasingly diverse. “The armed forces have not yet succeeded in developing a continuing stream of leaders...
  • Why Mormonism Can Never Be Part of True Christianity

    03/05/2011 7:02:53 PM PST · by delacoert · 156 replies
    Mystagogy ^ | Jan. 25, 2010 | Ed Decker
    The major heresy of Mormonism is summed up in its central theological axiom, the doctrine of The Law of Eternal Progression. It is as follows: “As Man is, God once was, and as God is, man may become.” Basically, it says that the god of Mormonism was once a man who was born to human parents on another planet, grew to manhood, lived out his life being obedient to the laws and ordinances of the gospel presented by the god of that world. Upon his death and resurrection, he was judged (by his god) as being worthy for godhood. The...
  • Chris Matthews On Obama’s Libya Statement: “It Doesn’t Have Any Dignity”

    02/23/2011 3:19:10 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies ^ | Feb. 23, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Chris Matthews had an immediate reaction to President Obama’s statement on the ongoing unrest in Libya and it was not positive. Even liberal commentators Howard Fineman and David Corn agreed that Obama’s statement was weak, and since Libya is no Egypt, Obama will have to talk tougher in the future. Matthews’ surprising review of Obama’s speech: “This statement could have been put out by the first President Bush. It has the aspect of an Arabist statement. I shouldn’t be too strong here, but it doesn’t have any dignity. I mean – Ronald Reagan – to his credit, said ‘evil empire’...
  • Christmas Thoughts from Afghanistan

    12/24/2010 1:38:11 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies · 1+ views
    What Christmas Makes Me Think Of Posted on December 24, 2010 by fanningtheflamesagain The Christmas story is truly the greatest story ever told. Yet, as glorious and exhilarating the account of the Savior’s birth is, it leaves me with a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Every time I hear the recount of Christ’s appearance my guts are tied in knots. Only one word causes all this discomfort I feel, and this one word does not even show up in the retelling of Jesus’ birth. The word is, “Why?” Why would God have to come to this world...
  • Why is Meghan McCain on TV?

    10/18/2010 5:43:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/10 | Cheri Jacobus
    The spawn of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is doing herself, her father and the GOP no favors. On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, the 26-year-old Meghan McCain (R-or-D, of absolutely nothing) tore into Delaware's GOP Senate nominee, Christine O'Donnell, sharing with a national television audience that "in my group of friends, it turns people off because she's seen as a nut-job." In truth, many Republicans share that view, which should not come as a surprise to anyone. But why is it that we are listening to a 26-year-old with no political or professional accomplishments of her own? Her book
  • US to guarantee $1 billion for Mexican state oil company.

    09/12/2010 6:36:24 AM PDT · by agee · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2010
    This comes on the heals of an earlier deal where the Export-Import Bank of the US is going to loan $2 billion to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras. This behavior underscores why Presidential approval ratings are down. Reforms from health care to banking are hurting private businesses. The fact that Obama was openly hostile to domestic energy production as a candidate and the overbearing drilling moratorium has demonstrated to many Americans that he doesn't have their best interest in mind......
  • Researchers give robots the capability for deceptive behavior

    09/09/2010 11:12:43 AM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies · 1+ views
    A robot deceives an enemy soldier by creating a false trail and hiding so that it will not be caught. While this sounds like a scene from one of the Terminator movies, it's actually the scenario of an experiment conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of what is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception. "We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have designed techniques that help the robot select the best deceptive strategy to reduce its...