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Saturday, January 12, 2013

29 Belfast cops hurt in Catholic-Protestant clash | Fox News

29 Belfast cops hurt in Catholic-Protestant clash | Fox News: Protestant anger turned against the police.

Twitter / AZdude88: Hate to brag, AZ has a surplus ...

Twitter / AZdude88: Hate to brag, AZ has a surplus ...

Section 8 Housing voucher distribution canceled after thousands waiting in line get out of control

Section 8 Housing voucher distribution canceled after thousands waiting in line get out of control



Ghettonation and Black Power Inc. | By Cora Daniels

Ghettonation and Black Power Inc. | By Cora Daniels



Ghettonation
 
With Ghettonation, acclaimed journalist and author, Cora Daniels, takes on one of the most explosive issues in our country today in this thoughtful critique of America's embrace of a ghetto persona that is demeaning to women, devalues education, celebrates the worst African American stereotypes, and contributes to the destruction of civil peace. Her investigation exposes the central role of corporate America in exploiting the idea of ghettoness as a hip cultural idiom, despite its disturbing ramifications, as a means of making money. She showcases Black rappers raised in privileged families who have taken on the ghetto persona and sold millions of albums, and not so Black celebrities such as Paris Hilton, who have adopted ghetto attitudes and styles in pursuit of attention and notoriety. She also gets personal, exploring her own relationship to ghetto and the ways in which she is both part and outside the Ghettonation.

Daniels infuses this serious look at the degradation of American society with the honesty, found in her debut book Black Power Inc., as well as humor - including lists of events and people that deserve placement in the Ghetto Hall of Fame and a short section written entirely in ghetto slang. The result is not only a timely engrossing expose, that will surely trigger much needed debate, but also Ghettonation is a poignant call for action.

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Share '"The two parties have combined against us' - Urbansource

Share '"The two parties have combined against us' - Urbansource:



"The two parties have combined against us to nullify our power by a ‘gentleman's agreement' of non-recognition, no matter how we vote ... May God write us down as asses if ever again we are found putting our trust in either the Republican or the Democratic Parties." -- W.E.B. DuBois (1922)


Friday, January 11, 2013

Former head of D.C. nonprofits arrested in child sex sting | WashingtonExaminer.com

Former head of D.C. nonprofits arrested in child sex sting | WashingtonExaminer.com: The former director of family planning and school counseling advocacy groups in the District of Columbia has been arrested for allegedly arranging to have sex with a 12-year-old girl in an online Internet sting.



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Netflix Takes a Gamble on 8 Warner Bros. TV Shows | Underwire | Wired.com

Netflix Takes a Gamble on 8 Warner Bros. TV Shows | Underwire | Wired.com: Netflix subscribers will soon be able to inhale an entire season of Revolution in one sitting thanks to a new deal that yokes Warner Bros. Television shows to Netflix, allowing the service to stream eight 2012-2013 series a few months after their original air dates, including Fox series Fringe and The Following, USA Network miniseries Political Animals and A&E western Longmire.

Also added to the Netflix menu: old episodes of WB products like Chuck, Fringe and The West Wing, and the canceled ABC thriller 666 Park Avenue.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Alabama State Motto - We Dare Defend our Rights

Alabama State Motto - We Dare Defend our Rights:

 "What constitutes a state? . . .
Men who their duties know,
but know their rights,
and knowing, dare maintain."

PANIC: One Million AR-15 Magazines On Backorder | CNS News

PANIC: One Million AR-15 Magazines On Backorder | CNS News: Sales of firearms, ammunition and firearms accessories have surged in recent weeks over fears that the Obama administration will soon implement stricter gun laws.

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3 incoming Illinois lawmakers Donne Trotter, Derrick Smith, La Shawn Ford, facing criminal charges | abc7chicago.com

3 incoming Illinois lawmakers Donne Trotter, Derrick Smith, La Shawn Ford, facing criminal charges | abc7chicago.com: January 9, 2013 ( SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- As members of Illinois' newest General Assembly took the oath of office Wednesday, the state that's still struggling to rebuild its image after two consecutive governors went to prison set yet another precedent of sorts: three sitting lawmakers facing criminal charges.



The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is a book written by Max Weber, a German sociologist, economist, and politician. Begun as a series of essays, the original German text was composed in 1904 and 1905, and was translated into English for the first time by Talcott Parsons in 1930.[1] It is considered a founding text in economic sociology and sociology in general.
In the book, Weber wrote that capitalism in northern Europe evolved when the Protestant (particularly Calvinist) ethic influenced large numbers of people to engage in work in the secular world, developing their own enterprises and engaging in trade and the accumulation of wealth for investment. In other words, the Protestant work ethic was an important force behind the unplanned and uncoordinated mass action that influenced the development of capitalism. This idea is also known as the "Protestant Ethic thesis."[2]
In 1998 the International Sociological Association listed this work as the fourth most important sociological book of the 20th century.[3]

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Demolition Man (1993) - Memorable quotes

Demolition Man (1993) - Memorable quotes: Edgar Friendly: You see, according to Cocteau's plan, I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think; I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener".

Crapsaccharine World - Television Tropes & Idioms

Crapsaccharine World - Television Tropes & Idioms

The more gentle and nice we make it look, the more vicious the story can be.
Edmund McMillen on the Meat Boy iOS game 
 
A setting which, at first sight, looks nice and cute. The world is full of cheery colors, people are smiling, happy and helpful, and you're probably thinking you've just stepped into a Sugar Bowl that seriously Tastes Like Diabetes. Suddenly, you notice something wrong, and upon investigating, you realize that every single thing below the surface is horribly wrong and dysfunctional, and that behind the colorful appearance, it's really a Crapsack World. This is basically a Stepford Smiler on the scale of an entire setting. Compare with False Utopia, when one of the main points of the story is the contrast of how perfect the world looks and how imperfect it truly is. Compare also Town with a Dark Secret, Peace & Love Incorporated, Light Is Not Good, and Stepford Suburbia. Often involves Fridge Horror, Sugar Apocalypse, Grotesque Cute, and Glurge. Contrast with Sugar Bowl, the (usually) non-ironic version of this trope. Compare and contrast Vile Villain, Saccharine Show; a Crapsaccharine World is fundamentally rotten to the core, while in Vile Villain, Saccharine Show, the world would become a perfectly ordinary Sugar Bowl if its horrifying villain were removed, and the similar Uncanny Village. A Type B cynical portrayal of The Promised Land that isn't a used-up and barren wasteland is likely to be one of these. See also City in a Bottle, where Crystal Spires and Togas meets Government Conspiracy, and Soiled City On A Hill, which can be a former Shining City that retains its shiny exterior even though its heart has become corrupt and rotten. Urban Segregation can result in this if the viewer is initially shown only the utopian parts of the setting. A child-oriented Adventure Friendly World is also prone to being this. Contrast People's Republic of Tyranny, Fauxtivational Poster, and A World Half Full, where it looks like a Crapsack World, but it can get better. Happiness Is Mandatory can be this, but often fails to create even a pleasant veneer over things. Note that this trope is about a setting. If the art style clashes with the mood of the work, that is not this trope.

China Metro Train Derails on Test Run - WSJ.com

China Metro Train Derails on Test Run - WSJ.com: CHINA NEWS
Updated January 8, 2013, 12:21 p.m. ET

Driverless cars and heightened road-safety technology unveiled at Las Vegas tech show - The Washington Post

Driverless cars and heightened road-safety technology unveiled at Las Vegas tech show - The Washington Post

AIG may join bailout lawsuit against U.S. government | Reuters

AIG may join bailout lawsuit against U.S. government | Reuters



Economy Grows, Revenues Increase After Texas Slashes Spending

Economy Grows, Revenues Increase After Texas Slashes Spending: The Texas state comptroller estimated Texas will generate $96.2 billion in revenue for the 2014-2015 fiscal cycle and reported Texas collected $8.8 billion more in revenue than expected during the last fiscal year.

When unemployment in Texas was at its highest in a decade and the state government faced a $27 billion shortfall in 2011, legislators wrote what was then described as a “cut-to-the-bone” budget.

And it worked.

According to the Associated Press, “unemployment now is at a four-year low of 6.2 percent, sales tax receipts are skyrocketing and money is pouring into state coffers behind a new energy boom.”

And while Texas is projected to have more revenue to spend, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst have indicated they would “limit any increase in state spending to a sum of population growth plus inflation, or 9.85 percent,” to prevent Texas from racking another budget shortfall.

Union Thugs Burn House of Worship | Unions | Fox Nation

Union Thugs Burn House of Worship | Unions | Fox Nation: Four days before Christmas, the Friends' world was rocked by the sort of violence they have devoted their lives to stamping out.

Monday, January 7, 2013

You Cannot Raise Taxes on the Rich - By Kevin D. Williamson - Exchequer - National Review Online

You Cannot Raise Taxes on the Rich - By Kevin D. Williamson - Exchequer - National Review Online: Tax increases on high-income people may be redistributive, but not always in the way intended. That is because we pay taxes individually in the short term, but in the long term we pay taxes collectively: Individuals and firms pass on tax costs to employers and consumers to whatever extent they can, just like any other cost. But the same factors that make any given worker a high-income wage-earner in the first place are likely to make that worker one who can most effectively pass on tax expenses. Likewise, the most profitable firms in many cases will be the ones that have the most power to pass on tax expenses to consumers or suppliers.

Misery Index - Ghosts Of Catalonia Lyrics

Misery Index - Ghosts Of Catalonia Lyrics:

Condors, winding, circling high
Broken, bodies, brothers at arms
Giving, dying, with hope in their hearts
These days that we live for ourselves,
Catalunya, what is to come
Fighting for three years we carried a vision
The anarchist bit, the socialist bled
Is what we had here forgotten
A ghost, a footnote in time long dead?

MONUMENTAL INTERVIEW: 'We Run This Country, Not You!' - Scott McGrath - Fox Nation

MONUMENTAL INTERVIEW: 'We Run This Country, Not You!' - Scott McGrath - Fox Nation

Minus Our Four Amazing Interns And A Few Other Exceptions, Today's Generation Is A Bunch Of Entitled Brats. - Chicks on the Right

Minus Our Four Amazing Interns And A Few Other Exceptions, Today's Generation Is A Bunch Of Entitled Brats. - Chicks on the Right: Psychologist Jean Twenge and her colleagues compiled the data and found that over the last four decades there's been a dramatic rise in the number of students who describe themselves as being 'above average' in the areas of academic ability, drive to achieve, mathematical ability, and self-confidence.

But in appraising the traits that are considered less individualistic - cooperativeness, understanding others, and spirituality, the numbers stayed at slightly decreased over the same period.

Researchers also found a disconnect between the student's opinions of themselves and actual ability.

Democrats losing hope and giving up their change?? New Obamacare Law Forces Premiums to Double in Some States |

Democrats losing hope and giving up their change?? New Obamacare Law Forces Premiums to Double in Some States |

Builder alleges union torched Chestnut Hill Quaker site

Builder alleges union torched Chestnut Hill Quaker site: A NONUNION construction site at a planned Quaker meetinghouse in Chestnut Hill allegedly was vandalized late Thursday night, and the builder says union thugs may be responsible for the suspected arson that could cost an estimated $500,000.

Coptic leaders say Egypt’s constitution ‘prepares the way for Islamic caliphate’ | CatholicHerald.co.uk

Coptic leaders say Egypt’s constitution ‘prepares the way for Islamic caliphate’ | CatholicHerald.co.uk: Egypt’s new constitution “prepares the way for an Islamic caliphate”, according to the acting leader of Coptic Catholics, who is among three bishops to condemn the document as a fundamental attack on human rights.

The bishops expressed their profound disappointment with the constitution signed into law on December 26, saying only extremist Muslims’ rights were guaranteed by the new document and that at particular risk were women, young people and religious minorities.

Obamacare is bad for business and your health - Phoenix Political Buzz | Examiner.com

Obamacare is bad for business and your health - Phoenix Political Buzz | Examiner.com

Proclamation of 1763

Proclamation of 1763: And we do hereby authorize, enjoin, and require the Governors and Commanders in Chief of all our Colonies respectively, as well those under Our immediate Government as those under the Government and Direction of Proprietaries, to grant such Licenses without Fee or Reward, taking especial Care to insert therein a Condition, that such License shall be void, and the Security forfeited in case the Person to whom the same is granted shall refuse or neglect to observe such Regulations as We shall think proper to prescribe as aforesaid.

Cost of College: For Newly Minted M.B.A.s, a Smaller Paycheck Awaits - WSJ.com

Cost of College: For Newly Minted M.B.A.s, a Smaller Paycheck Awaits - WSJ.com: Soaring tuition costs, a weak labor market and a glut of recent graduates such as Mr. Vonderweidt are upending the notion that professional degrees like M.B.A.s are a sure ticket to financial success.

RealClearMarkets - Friday's Unemployment: "Good" Only By "New Normal" Standards

RealClearMarkets - Friday's Unemployment: "Good" Only By "New Normal" Standards: In early 2009, Obama wanted "stimulus". He got $862 billion worth, fueling the largest spending blowout in American history. What do we have to show for it? We have the worst economic performance for any presidential term since 1952, featuring not only the slowest real GDP growth, but also a net loss of jobs.

RealClearMarkets - Friday's Unemployment: "Good" Only By "New Normal" Standards

RealClearMarkets - Friday's Unemployment: "Good" Only By "New Normal" Standards: December, America's working-age population went up by 176,000. On the margin, only 15.9% of these people found jobs. For Obama's first term as a whole, our adult population increased by 9.3 million, and (incrementally) not one of these new potential workers found a job. In fact, total employment actually declined by 64,000 over the past four years.

RealClearMarkets - Friday's Unemployment: "Good" Only By "New Normal" Standards

RealClearMarkets - Friday's Unemployment: "Good" Only By "New Normal" Standards: So, how were the December employment numbers? They were terrible. December was an awful month, capping a horrendous first Obama term in office. The current jobs situation could only be seen "good", or even "OK", by someone drunk on Obama's "new normal".

RealClearMarkets - Friday's Unemployment: "Good" Only By "New Normal" Standards

RealClearMarkets - Friday's Unemployment: "Good" Only By "New Normal" Standards: There were 3.3 million fewer Americans working last month than there were back in November 2007, which was more than five years ago. In the interim, America's working age population grew by 11.4 million.

10 Gunned Down in Chicago Over Weekend

10 Gunned Down in Chicago Over Weekend: According to reports, at least ten people were shot Saturday in Obama's Chicago, the gun control capital of the United States.

White Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

White Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, January 6, 2013

OUTRAGE! BofA Freezes Licensed Gun Manufacturer’s Deposits “We Believe You Should Not Be Selling Guns On The Internet” Update: ASA’s Owner Confirms | Ironic Surrealism

OUTRAGE! BofA Freezes Licensed Gun Manufacturer’s Deposits “We Believe You Should Not Be Selling Guns On The Internet” Update: ASA’s Owner Confirms | Ironic Surrealism



 



Drop the Puck: NHL, Players Settle Labor Dispute - ABC News

Drop the Puck: NHL, Players Settle Labor Dispute - ABC News

Twitter / ToddKincannon: #TGDN More butthurt Leftists: ...

Twitter / ToddKincannon: #TGDN More butthurt Leftists: ...








School Daze – The Dumbing Down Of American Schools » The Right Scoop -

School Daze – The Dumbing Down Of American Schools » The Right Scoop -: Yeah sure. While corrupting the minds of your children, the system wishes to keep them medicated with a cocktail of four different amphetamines or some synthetic cocaine.

Boy Uses Dad's AR-15 to Shoot Invader

Blog: Gay French Mayor Explains Why He's against Gay Marriage

Blog: Gay French Mayor Explains Why He's against Gay Marriage



Yes, it's true.  The nation that gave us goat cheese, Bourbon revelry, Coco Chanel, and Isabelle Adjani (the illustrious star of Ishtar) takes the gâteau when it comes to gay politics.  Whereas in the United States Cynthia Nixon was nearly banished from LGBT citadels for saying she "chose" to start dating women, and she immediately retracted her statement lest Wayne Besen and Dan Savage send an airplane banner over her home saying "You can't pray the gay away!" or target her in a malicious "It Gets Better" campaign, in France, an entire half-dozen well-spoken, gorgeous, and unapologetically intelligent gay men have taken to the internet to explain their heartfelt opposition to gay marriage.  They have put up a website called Homovox.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH LYRICS - Can't Heal You

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH LYRICS - Can't Heal You

We're taught to perish but fade away
Become the haunted and die as slaves

Congratulations Taxpayer! You Just Paid Over $7 Million for Obama’s Hawaii Vacation!

Congratulations Taxpayer! You Just Paid Over $7 Million for Obama’s Hawaii Vacation!

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