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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Norwegian convicted over rape report issues Gulf caution

Norwegian convicted over rape report issues Gulf caution: The Norwegian interior designer convicted in Dubai of having illegal sex after she reported being raped is appealing her jail sentence and alerting Western women to the Islam-based legal system of the United Arab Emirates.

Victory! North Carolina Senate passes 'Sharia law' bill - Atlas Shrugs

Victory! North Carolina Senate passes 'Sharia law' bill - Atlas Shrugs: Fight on, freedom lovers :) The law stops judges from considering foreign law when it violates a citizen’s constitutional rights (like this).

"Critics derided the bill as sending a message of intolerance and bigotry." You can't help but chuckle, eh? Sharia is the very definition of intolerance, oppression, subjugation, racism, bigotry and supremacism. Rock on, North Carolina.

Far Out software knows exactly where you'll be on a precise time and date YEARS in the future | Mail Online

Far Out software knows exactly where you'll be on a precise time and date YEARS in the future | Mail Online: Where do you see yourself in five years time? It's a common interview question designed to learn about a person's ambitions, and thanks to new technology you could soon be able to give a precise answer to this question.

Researchers from Microsoft and Google can predict where a person will be years from now using a new computer software called Far Out.The programme tracks a person using a GPS device and learns their routine.

It then uses this information to accurately guess their future locations and will adapts its predictions even if someone changes their job, relationship or moves house.

Move over NSA, here comes the Obamacare Big Brother database | Rare


Move over NSA, here comes the Obamacare Big Brother database | Rare

Ingham County judge rules Detroit bankruptcy be withdrawn; Schuette appeals | The Detroit News

Ingham County judge rules Detroit bankruptcy be withdrawn; Schuette appeals | The Detroit News: Lansing— Ruling the governor and Detroit’s emergency manager violated the state constitution, an Ingham County Circuit judge ordered Friday that Detroit’s federal bankruptcy filing be withdrawn.

AUSTRALIA: Muslim savages riot and set fire to detention center over new hardline stance on illegal aliens | BARE NAKED ISLAM

AUSTRALIA: Muslim savages riot and set fire to detention center over new hardline stance on illegal aliens | BARE NAKED ISLAM: Hundreds of illegal Muslim asylum seekers rioted Friday night and set ablaze a number of buildings at an Australian detention facility on Nauru where they were being held, following the government’s recent illegal alien invasion crackdown. Reports say most of the buildings of the facility including the accommodation blocks, medical centre, dining hall and offices were destroyed in the fires.

Elizabeth Warren ruffling feathers early in clubby Senate - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com

Elizabeth Warren ruffling feathers early in clubby Senate - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com: A freshman senator is causing a stir. Outspoken and impatient of the upper chamber's clubby atmosphere, this career academic is driven by intellectual self-confidence and a willingness to be abrasive. The result is bipartisan offense and admiration.

Such an outline might depict Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), the staunchly conservative freshman Republican, who is loathed by opponents and critics, loved by his base and makes his colleagues wary, to put it mildly. But it also describes Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), a firmly liberal Democrat who in her first six months on Capitol Hill has displayed elbows just as sharp as those of her fellow freshman across the aisle.

Americans Support the Keystone XL Pipeline by Wide Margin - NationalJournal.com

Americans Support the Keystone XL Pipeline by Wide Margin - NationalJournal.com: United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll finds most Americans back the GOP-supported project despite environmental concerns.

Machinery: Reason Is The Truth Lyrics

Machinery: Reason Is The Truth Lyrics:

Disturbed - in pursuit for the ultimate high
Need to breathe, need to sleep, need to clear my mind

Restless - my body aches for more
Too many times I've changed my mind
Too many times I act without pride

Restless, disturbed
In pursuit for the ultimate high
Need to breathe, need to sleep, need to clear my mind

Reason, rush, reason is rush
Reason, rush, reason is the rush

Insane - the blood boils in me
A bottomless urge to feed
Denial - only one more time
Don't tell me no, don't ask me why

Restless, disturbed
In pursuit for the ultimate high
Need to breathe, need to sleep, need to clear my mind

They think they know it all
Soon they'll realise they're wrong
Yet they don't know that I'm god
Soon I'll have it all

Reason is the rush

State says Obamacare will force 72 percent increase in individual insurance plan rates | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

State says Obamacare will force 72 percent increase in individual insurance plan rates | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com: Insurance rates in Indiana will increase 72 percent for those with individual plans and 8 percent for small group plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, according to the state’s insurance department.

The spike in costs is due primarily to new mandates under the law, which requires insurers to cover those with pre-existing conditions and to offer a minimum level of benefits, said Logan Harrison, chief deputy commissioner with the Indiana Department of Insurance under Republican Gov. Mike Pence. New taxes and fees under the law also contributed, Harrison said.

Harris-Perry: Detroit is “what it looks like when government is small enough to drown” « Hot Air

Harris-Perry: Detroit is “what it looks like when government is small enough to drown” « Hot Air

The EU tightens economic restrictions on Israel – Telegraph Blogs

The EU tightens economic restrictions on Israel – Telegraph Blogs: As Benjamin Netanyahu sees it, the EU is seeking to prejudice the outcome of any eventual Israel-Palestine settlement by declaring the whole of East Jerusalem and the West Bank to be outside the state. The Simon Wiesenthal Centre calls the rules, which came into effect today, 'an earthquake'.

It's a bizarre decision, even by Brussels standards. The resolution of the frontier is the key to any agreement. By blundering in, the EU risks repeating the mistake it made in Cyprus and disincentivising serious bilateral talks.

Metallica geeks out and rocks out at Comic-Con

Metallica geeks out and rocks out at Comic-Con

PJ Lifestyle » 5 ‘Wolverine Vs.’ Battles I’d Pay To See in a Theater

PJ Lifestyle » 5 ‘Wolverine Vs.’ Battles I’d Pay To See in a Theater

10 reasons for Detroit's historic failures « Watchdog.org

10 reasons for Detroit's historic failures « Watchdog.org: The city of Detroit declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy on Thursday, making it the largest city in American history to go through the municipal bankruptcy process.

On Friday, a judge ruled that filing unconstitutional, but as the city sorts out its next move, here are 10 facts about the causes of Detroit’s financial mess and 10 photos that reflect just how badly the city is doing these days.

Teachers 'denied schoolboy, 10, water on the hottest day of the year to avoid upsetting Muslim pupils during Ramadan' | Mail Online

Teachers 'denied schoolboy, 10, water on the hottest day of the year to avoid upsetting Muslim pupils during Ramadan' | Mail Online: Kora Blagden claims her son was told he could not drink water
She says teacher told him it could be unfair to fasting classmates
Said teacher made decision on Thursday when temperatures hit 28 degrees

Friday, July 19, 2013

Rand Paul Brings Black, Hispanic Leaders Together with RNC In Iowa

Rand Paul Brings Black, Hispanic Leaders Together with RNC In Iowa: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News he is hosting an event on Friday in Iowa, bringing black and Hispanic Evangelical leaders and Republican Party leaders like Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus to foster a conversation about how the GOP can win the votes of those communities.

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind: The whole of the common characteristics with which heredity endows the individuals of a race constitute the genius of the race. When, however, a certain number of these individuals are gathered together in a crowd for purposes of action, observation proves that, from the mere fact of their being assembled, there result certain new psychological characteristics, which are added to the racial characteristics and differ from them at times to a very considerable degree.

Organised crowds have always played an important part in the life of peoples, but this part has never been of such moment as at present. The substitution of the unconscious action of crowds for the conscious activity of individuals is one of the principal characteristics of the present age.

The Conversation Holder Doesn't Really Want | RealClearPolitics

The Conversation Holder Doesn't Really Want | RealClearPolitics: Eric Holder dismissed America as a "nation of cowards" because we wouldn't, he argued, have a "national conversation" about race. It's a slander wrapped in a farce. We talk of race unremittingly. That's the farce. The slander is hydra-headed.

Attraction/repulsion functions in a new class of chaotic systems

Attraction/repulsion functions in a new class of chaotic systems: Abstract

In this Letter, a new kind of chaotic system is introduced by combining a three-dimensional linear system with attraction/repulsion functions developed in the context of swarm aggregations. Rich chaotic oscillating phenomena appear in this new system. Some simple extension to multi-input and multi-output systems is also given. The frequency-domain condition for the property of dichotomy is presented for a more general system. Based on the frequency-domain condition given here, some parameter domains can be determined for the nonexistence of chaotic attractors or limit cycles in the system given in this Letter.

The Sage Has Nothing To Lose | Tao Essentials

The Sage Has Nothing To Lose | Tao Essentials:
"The sage is occupied with the unspoken
and acts without effort.
Teaching without verbosity,
producing without possessing,
creating without regard to result,
claiming nothing,
the sage has nothing to lose."

~Lao Tzu

Will Buying Health Insurance Across State Lines Reduce Costs? - Forbes

Will Buying Health Insurance Across State Lines Reduce Costs? - Forbes: Even more onerous are the regulations in states like New York that have guaranteed-issue and community rating laws, without an individual mandate, such that young, healthy people are forced to pay far more for insurance than they should, leading many to drop out of the system. Again, I could buy a more affordable plan if I could buy insurance in a state that doesn’t have those mandates. “Allowing individuals and businesses to purchase coverage across state lines would create more competitive insurance markets,” notes Devon Herrick.

Will Buying Health Insurance Across State Lines Reduce Costs? - Forbes

Will Buying Health Insurance Across State Lines Reduce Costs? - Forbes: Right now, in nearly every state, insurance is regulated at the state level. If you live in New York, like I do, you can’t buy insurance from a company in Connecticut or New Jersey, or even better, Utah. Why does this matter? Because state governments, at the behest of lobbyists, enact insurance mandates requiring all plans in a state to cover, say, acupuncture or fertility treatments. Insurance mandates can raise the costs of premiums by 30-50 percent. If I could buy insurance from another state, where regulations are less onerous, I might not be forced to buy a policy that covers drug-abuse counseling.

The NY Times Tries -- And Fails -- To Protect Obamacare From Health Insurance 'Rate Shock' - Forbes

The NY Times Tries -- And Fails -- To Protect Obamacare From Health Insurance 'Rate Shock' - Forbes: Within four years, these changes resulted in a mass exodus of health insurers from the individual market, for all the reasons that will be familiar to regular readers of this blog. If you charge the same amount to healthy and sick people, and to young and old people, young and healthy people suddenly find themselves paying thousands of dollars for insurance they don’t need. They recognize this as a bad deal, and drop out of the market. Only the sickest people, who need the insurance, stay in the pool, leading prices to go up and up in an adverse selection death spiral.

The NY Times Tries -- And Fails -- To Protect Obamacare From Health Insurance 'Rate Shock' - Forbes

The NY Times Tries -- And Fails -- To Protect Obamacare From Health Insurance 'Rate Shock' - Forbes: Yesterday, fans of Obamacare were cheering. A front-page story in the New York Times announced that individuals shopping for health insurance in New York would see their premiums halved, based on figures released by the Andrew Cuomo administration. It was an “extraordinary decline” that “demonstrates the profound promise” of Obamacare, said one supporter of the law. But the cheerleaders are wrong. New York’s premiums will remain among the costliest in the nation, after Obamacare becomes fully operational. And the unique history of how the Empire State destroyed its individual health-insurance market—using policies quite similar to Obamacare’s—will translate, at best, to only a handful of other states.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Expert: Student loan deal 'basically self-defeating' | The Daily Caller

Expert: Student loan deal 'basically self-defeating' | The Daily Caller: “This compromise… does essentially nothing about the real federal loan problem: federal student aid fuels rampant price inflation and higher ed overconsumption,” wrote Neal McCluskey, director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute, in an email to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “It is basically self-defeating.”

The Detroit Municipality filed... - Candace E. Salima | Facebook

The Detroit Municipality filed... - Candace E. Salima | Facebook: The Detroit Municipality filed bankruptcy today. The Daily Koz reported that Deputy Director of the NSA, John Inglis, along with Assistant Attorney General, James Cole have both fled the country rather than face the consequences of their actions. The nonsense with the NBP and other ridiculous Americans continues. The IRS scandal explodes on the Hill. Benghazi keeps rearing it's ugly head, as well it should. Fast & Furious lurks in the background, but should come to the forefront. The DOJ shows know shame in admitting it fomented racial protests in Florida. What in the living hell are Americans thinking? Wake up, we now face a time in American history that has never been faced before. It only takes 3%, where are you?

This is Why California is Broke, County Administrator to Be Paid $423,664/year, For Life. | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org

This is Why California is Broke, County Administrator to Be Paid $423,664/year, For Life. | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org: Alameda County, across the bay from San Francisco pays its administrator over $400K per year. It will also pay Ms. Susan Muranishi this amount each year of her retirement until she dies.

Obama’s Rule by Decree

Obama’s Rule by Decree: Barack Obama has never been clear on the distinction between sovereign and servant, between the American people and those, including himself, elected to do the people’s business. We saw that yet again this week with the president’s unilateral rewrite of the Bataan Death March known as the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare. For this president, laws are not binding expressions of the popular will, but trifling recommendations to be ignored when expedient.

Senate Immigration Bill Contains $20 Billion Medicaid Mandate

Senate Immigration Bill Contains $20 Billion Medicaid Mandate: Breitbart News has learned the Senate's controversial immigration reform bill passed in late June contains a Medicaid mandate similar to a provision found in the Affordable Care Act, known to its critics as Obamacare.

A little-noticed part of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of S. 744 shows that it would in fact impose a $20 billion Medicaid expansion on states. According to the CBO score of the legislation, this provision would occur over a decade-long period after the President signs the bill.

Articles: Sunspots and the Great Cooling Ahead

Articles: Sunspots and the Great Cooling Ahead: As Bjorn Lomborg argues in Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming, government spending designed to control the climate would be better spent on real issues of hunger and disease. Or, I would argue, those funds would be best left in the hands of taxpayers. Most taxpayers would invest in businesses that produce jobs and increase prosperity -- including among the world's poor. And most would also donate to churches and charities that make the world a better place for all. But when that money is squandered on Solyndra, it can never be invested, never produce profits, and never rescue the world's poor. Instead, it goes into the pockets of Obama's billionaire buddies.

Articles: Sunspots and the Great Cooling Ahead

Articles: Sunspots and the Great Cooling Ahead: Every year, nearly half of the U.S. corn crop goes up in smoke, burned as corn ethanol, while children in Guatemala lie listlessly in the dust, their bellies swollen with starvation. The president is not there at their side, either literally or figuratively. He is too busy playing golf or vacationing at the billionaire beach houses on Martha's Vineyard or Oahu.

Articles: Sunspots and the Great Cooling Ahead

Articles: Sunspots and the Great Cooling Ahead: But the poor in Mexico and India and here in American will suffer as their lives are shortened by malnutrition and disease. With astounding arrogance, President Obama in his latest budget promises tens of billions more to fund clean energy scams for his billionaire buddies. But has he ever considered, even for one moment, the suffering he has inflicted on the poor by distorting global food and energy markets?

Obama Wants Us to Trust Him | Tenth Amendment Center Blog

Obama Wants Us to Trust Him | Tenth Amendment Center Blog: Can you?

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Critics and Allies Alike Wonder If Obama Has a Plan - Fox Nation

Critics and Allies Alike Wonder If Obama Has a Plan - Fox Nation: A year ago President Barack Obama jammed a prediction into his stump speech that evoked his 2008 hope-and-change message — a vow that a victory in 2012 would break the partisan “fever” in Washington.

Gov’t Bureau ‘Creating a Google Earth on Every Financial Transaction,’ Senator Warns | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org

Gov’t Bureau ‘Creating a Google Earth on Every Financial Transaction,’ Senator Warns | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, sounds so nice. Somebody’s finally looking out for the consumer.

Well no actually. The Bureau appears to be much more interested in watching the consumer than protecting it.

Soon the government will know if you took any money out of an ATM, the amount, where, and when. The government under the CFPB will also soon be able to cancel loans up to 180 days out even if both lender and lendee are happy. That’s right, no home sale is really done until after 6 months now

Hempcrete Could Change The Way We Build Everything | Collective-Evolution

Hempcrete Could Change The Way We Build Everything | Collective-Evolution

When it comes to new and sustainable housing ideas, it seems to always be about creating a more efficient home in terms of insulation, lighting, electricity, etc. Mainstream belief  on the subject would have you believe that top corporations and government projects are working with the best possible technology to bring forth solutions that work and are going to be great for the environment. If that was truly the case, I can guarantee you that the whole world would be using Hempcrete right now. Haven’t heard of it? I’m not too surprised.
First off, what is Hempcrete? Hempcrete is a building material that incorporates hemp into its mixture. Hempcrete is very versatile as it can be used for wall insulation, flooring, walls, roofing and more. It’s fire-proof, water-proof, and rot-proof as long as it’s above ground. Hempcrete is made from the shiv or inside stem of the hemp plant and is then mixed with a lime base binder to create the building material. This mixture creates a negative carbon footprint for those who are concerned with the carbon side of things. It is the worlds strongest building material and is much more versatile, easy to work with and pliable than concrete. In fact, earthquakes cannot crack these structures as they are 3 times more resistant than regular concrete.
Since lime is the binding material, builders do not have to heat up the lime as much as a supplier would need to in the industrial creation of concrete. This results in a lot of energy conservation when producing Hempcrete vs. concrete. Jumping back to the carbon aspect, Hempcrete sequesters (hides or puts away) carbon as it is very high in cellulose. Through it’s growing life cycle, it takes in large amounts of carbon which is then built into the home or building it is being used to construct. This does not allow the carbon to be released into the atmosphere. A home can save about 20,000lbs of carbon when being built out of Hempcrete
Hempcrete is a much more superior building material due to the fact that it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable material. When used as exterior walls, it lets water in without rotting or damaging the material. In a practical sense, instead of needing to build homes with space between exterior walls, which are then filled with insulation, you can simply use a Hempcrete wall. As humidity is taken in from the external environment, the Hempcrete holds that humidity until it is ready to be released again when the climate is less humid. Since the lime is wrapped in cellulose, the lime takes a bit longer for it to fully petrify but is still incredibly strong. Over time, the lime looks to turn back to a rock, so the material becomes harder and harder until it petrifies completely. This means the wall will last thousands of years vs. 40 – 100 like normal building materials today.  Another great aspect to Hempcrete is that if too much is mixed during building, you can return it to the soil as a great fertilizer. Since hemp grows to maturity in just 14 weeks, it is a very powerful, versatile, cheap and sustainable solution.
Other notable factors are that hemp requires no fertilizer, weed killer pesticide or fungicide to grow it. The hemp seed can be harvested as a nutritious food rich in Omega-3 oil, amino acids, protein and fiber. It is considered a “super food”. The outer fibers can be used for clothes, paper and numerous every day items. This truly is a very powerful plant and should be a no brainer when it comes to it being used in a very mainstream way.
You would think that if the government and corporations were truly concerned with climate change, and the massive effects they claim it is going to have on life, that they would begin implementing this solution very quickly. They would most likely make hemp legal once again in the US and start producing this stuff like crazy. But this doesn’t seem to be the case. Are they exaggerating about climate change and how much OUR carbon is affecting it? Or are they so concerned with their system that they fear changing things? Either way, something is up here.


Cris Jerue of 16: Confessions Of A Middle-Age Freeloader | Decibel Magazine

Cris Jerue of 16: Confessions Of A Middle-Age Freeloader | Decibel Magazine: For decades, 16 vocalist Cris Jerue has written lyrics about the consequences of bad behavior, bum brain chemistry and addiction. The end result of said behavior is that it’s often tough to find a place to settle down. In his first ever post for the Deciblog, Jerue writes about the natural consequences of said behavior and the great lengths he’s been willing to go to find a couch.

THE SWORD Are Brewing A New Beer & A New Tour! - Metal Injection | Tour Dates | Metal Injection

THE SWORD Are Brewing A New Beer & A New Tour! - Metal Injection | Tour Dates | Metal Injection: Do you like going to rock shows? Do you like getting wasted at said rock shows? Well then The Sword are about to become your new best friend!

Not that they're giving the beer out at the shows or anything like that, but maybe they'll give you one if you ask nice or something. As cool as this is, and as curious as I am to try out The Sword's upcoming Iron Swan Ale, they're on a long list of bands that have come out with some kind of alcohol (Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Amon Amarth, AC/DC. Hell, even Amorphis made a bourbon sauce and Gwar made a barbecue sauce! Does that make me any less wont to buy any given store out of their stock if I saw it? Absolutely not. Oh, and then there's the tour dates I promised to give you

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Criminally violent 'Obama Dreamers' released by ICE [VIDEO] | The Daily Caller

Criminally violent 'Obama Dreamers' released by ICE [VIDEO] | The Daily Caller: In part three of three of his six-part interview with The Daily Caller, National ICE Council president Chris Crane explained what President Obama’s actions on immigration and blind eye to illegal immigration has made it nearly impossible for ICE agents to enforce the law.

“We can’t have Presidents of the United States picking and choosing which laws will and will not be enforced.” Crane said.

Why aren’t Hispanics rallying for Zimmerman? | Rare

Why aren’t Hispanics rallying for Zimmerman? | Rare: Partly this is because African Americans have a well developed practice of protest against perceived racist threats. Their community leaders mostly focus on supposed institutional racism and the media readily rewards those who push this victim mentality mindset, like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They are accepted by society and the media as “community leaders” regardless of whether or not they actually represent the majority opinion of the African American community.

Dead Dog Jihad Muslim Hatred For Man’s Best Friend | Push Back Now / US Defense League

Dead Dog Jihad Muslim Hatred For Man’s Best Friend | Push Back Now / US Defense League: Muslims are taught that dogs are unclean, particularly black dogs since Muhammad thought that they represented Satan in Islam. Torture, poisoning and burning animals alive is a horrific reality in Muslim dominated countries and regions within countries. This evil goes unnoticed and unpunished perhaps because it is unthinkable. The Truth reveals all hidden things. Denial is not an option. Barbaric torture is Islam’s signature for all creatures who are deemed “unclean” including the Non-Muslim human members of Mankind. God The Father, God The Son (Being Jesus Christ wholly man, completely without sin and entirely God) & God The Holy Spirit, not Allah, not Muhammad, will be the ultimate Judge of all evildoers and all Saints when The Lord is seated on the White Throne Seat of Judgement opening the scroll which only He, The Lord Jesus Christ, is Worthy to open and read. ~PBN

Third court overturns Obama recess appointments - Washington Times

Third court overturns Obama recess appointments - Washington Times: A third federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that President Obama violated the Constitution last year when he made recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, adding more weight to the case as it goes before the Supreme Court in the justices’ next session.

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, said that the president can only make recess appointments after Congress has adjourned “sine die,” which in modern times has meant when it breaks at the end of each year.

Snowden unveils secret drive-by neuroimaging program | The Internet Chronicle

Snowden unveils secret drive-by neuroimaging program | The Internet Chronicle: MOSCOW — According to documents provided by Edward Snowden, a fleet of undercover prototype cars equipped with long-range neuroimaging sensors have been deployed by the NSA for initial testing. Each night, these cars carve carefully planned routes through urban and suburban centers, collecting detailed brain scans of sleeping citizens.

Scientists Shut Down Chromosome Responsible for Down Syndrome | LifeNews.com

Scientists Shut Down Chromosome Responsible for Down Syndrome | LifeNews.com: Scientists say they have been able to turn off the chromosome responsible for Down Syndrome. This stunning achievement raises the prospect that someday a therapy could be developed to prevent or reverse the disorder.

Down Syndrome is a condition that subjects 90 percent of unborn children diagnosed with it to abortion. What if doctors could someday treat unborn children before birth with a drug or therapy that could reverse the disorder? What kind of impact would that have on the incidence of abortion? How would society look if the numbers of people with Down Syndrome took an even more drastic decline?


Local family's emergency trip to hospital interrupted by demonstrators | Latest News - Home

Local family's emergency trip to hospital interrupted by demonstrators | Latest News - Home: "No justice, no peace," they yelled as they walked from the Byrd Funeral Home in the 2500 block of Wheeler to the Southmore Street overpass bridge near Highway 288.

Just after 7p.m. Monday, the demonstrators spilled out onto the road and blocked traffic for about 15 minutes.

"I looked up and I see all the protesters, they're everywhere," said Georgia, who asked that her last name not be used. "So, we got into the traffic and they're stopping us and not letting us go."

Georgia was on her way to Texas Children's Hospital in the Medical Center because her 7-year-old granddaughter was having an allergic reaction to some medication.

Obama: “Will no one rid me of this troublesome Congress?” | Public Secrets

Obama: “Will no one rid me of this troublesome Congress?” | Public Secrets: “Let’s come up with an agenda, then let’s figure it out from there as best we can,” he said, prodding them to adopt a more muscular approach to the use of executive power. “We can’t let the driving force of what we pass be Congress.”

Wait minute. I have to check the owner’s manual on this thing…. Ah! Here it is:

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

College Republican National Committee Obamacare Driving Youth Away from Careers, Towards Part-Time Work - College Republican National Committee

College Republican National Committee Obamacare Driving Youth Away from Careers, Towards Part-Time Work - College Republican National Committee: Obamacare’s impact on the workforce has been well documented. The law’s employer mandate penalizes businesses with more than 50 full-time employees. Naturally, employers (many of whom aren’t sitting on piles of cash at the moment) are avoiding the financial threat by either reducing the size of their workforce or slashing worker hours.

Triads sending cannabis to Northern Ireland by post to keep up with demand, court told - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Triads sending cannabis to Northern Ireland by post to keep up with demand, court told - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk: Chinese triads are using the postal system to meet the demand for herbal cannabis in Northern Ireland, a court has heard.

A criminal network based in cities across the UK are sending drugs and laundered money because gang members in Belfast cannot keep up, police claimed.

Pro-Cannabis Group Plants Marijuana Seeds Around German City - | Intellihub.com

Pro-Cannabis Group Plants Marijuana Seeds Around German City - | Intellihub.com: Officials in the German city of Göttingen said they have found and destroyed 70 marijuana plants spread around the city by a pro-cannabis protest group.

Articles: Here Comes the Bride, Zoning Permit In Hand

Articles: Here Comes the Bride, Zoning Permit In Hand: Couples wanting their wedding at that charming winery where they met or some other scenic private venue may need to pay a fee to get government authorization in the form of a permit. Complain about it enough, and you could get an IRS audit in the post-Constitution America.

A Virginia government official made known his desire to require wedding permits on private property in an email to colleagues on a 15-member board called the On Farm Activities Working Group (OFAWG). The board was put together by Commissioner Matt Lohr of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to address issues raised in the Boneta Bill.

The Boneta Bill was named after farmer Martha Boneta, who was cited and threatened with $5,000 fines for having a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls without a permit.

About those IRS audits, Martha Boneta got one; so did a Fauquier County vintner who fought local environmentalists. More will be reported.

Hannity Guest Flips Out, Explodes At Juan Williams: ‘Shame On You!’ ‘You’re Embarrassing Yourself!’ | Mediaite

Hannity Guest Flips Out, Explodes At Juan Williams: ‘Shame On You!’ ‘You’re Embarrassing Yourself!’ | Mediaite: Radio host Leo Terrell has engaged in the occasional shoutfest on Sean Hannity‘s show from time to time, and tonight was only different in that Terrell happened to agree with Hannity for once. Terrell cranked it all the way up to 11 and practically blew up at Juan Williams over the George Zimmerman verdict and his claim that Williams was trying to promote “racial division.” Terrell shouted at Williams that the case was decided fairly and compassion, as Williams put it, should not be factored in the decisions of a jury.

Innocent Children Stripped Naked, Shot & Burned By Boko Haram Vows to Murder More Children | Push Back Now / US Defense League

Innocent Children Stripped Naked, Shot & Burned By Boko Haram Vows to Murder More Children | Push Back Now / US Defense League: We will keep you updated on this breaking and truly heart wrenching story of Nigerian school children being targeted by Muslim Islamist Boko Haram leader Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau and Islam’s militant muslim murderers. These are not soldiers with honor to fight in a warrior’s battle. These are cowards, and in some instances, pedophiles who kill innocent children in the name of Islam and call it Jihad. These Islamic Muslim cult members of Boko Haram are barbaric medieval tools for Satan. Boko Haram views all of USA, Israel and Western Civilization’s education system and its people as its enemy. Christian, Jewish and Non-Muslim children and adults are viewed “kafirs” and “pigs & monkeys” and are tortured, stoned, burned and slaughtered with no remorse by Islam’s brainwashed followers. ~PBN

Man beaten by ‘bored’ teens dies 1 year later | The Columbus Dispatch

Man beaten by ‘bored’ teens dies 1 year later | The Columbus Dispatch: The six teens, all 13 or 14, injured Mahaney in August and told police they did it because they were bored and looking for something to do.

AAA: $3 gas 'a thing of the past' - The Hill's E2-Wire

AAA: $3 gas 'a thing of the past' - The Hill's E2-Wire

QUEBEC Mayor who thinks Israel has no right to exist likes to run over little kittens with his car | BARE NAKED ISLAM

QUEBEC Mayor who thinks Israel has no right to exist likes to run over little kittens with his car | BARE NAKED ISLAM

As Texas Gov. Perry Raids Connecticut, Smugness Won’t Work | Dan Haar

As Texas Gov. Perry Raids Connecticut, Smugness Won’t Work | Dan Haar: Overall, an impressive picture on some levels. This isn’t the day to debate Texas vs. The World, but a quick look at the claims shows two main points: Texas is doing something right, beyond just harboring low costs with little regulation.

As Texas Gov. Perry Raids Connecticut, Smugness Won’t Work | Dan Haar

As Texas Gov. Perry Raids Connecticut, Smugness Won’t Work | Dan Haar: The Lone Star state, home to 52 Fortune 500 company headquarters, added 558,000 jobs between 2008 and January of this year. Electric rates, unemployment, workers’ compensation, union activity and average hourly wages are all lower than the nation

As Texas Gov. Perry Raids Connecticut, Smugness Won’t Work | Dan Haar

As Texas Gov. Perry Raids Connecticut, Smugness Won’t Work | Dan Haar: The trip is part of a, ah, well-oiled campaign financed by a private economic development group, in which Texas touts strengths that by now are well known: It’s a huge place with rapid growth of late, with no personal income tax, where regulations are as welcome as a PETA protester at a barbecue.

Texas is Calling

As Texas Gov. Perry Raids Connecticut, Smugness Won’t Work | Dan Haar

As Texas Gov. Perry Raids Connecticut, Smugness Won’t Work | Dan Haar: So listen up: No sitting back in our smug way, saying Texas is a backward place devoid of culture, full of poverty and pestilence. Arrogance is slipping as a strategy of choice with each passing report on jobs and economic activity — including last week’s bombshell that Connecticut’s economy shrank in 2011 and 2012.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

AAA: $3 gas 'a thing of the past' - The Hill's E2-Wire

AAA: $3 gas 'a thing of the past' - The Hill's E2-Wire: Senators disagreed at the hearing about why gas prices remain high despite the increase in domestic production.

Labor Unions: Obamacare Will 'Shatter' Our Health Benefits, Cause 'Nightmare Scenarios' - Forbes

Labor Unions: Obamacare Will 'Shatter' Our Health Benefits, Cause 'Nightmare Scenarios' - Forbes: Labor unions are among the key institutions responsible for the passage of Obamacare. They spent tons of money electing Democrats to Congress in 2006 and 2008, and fought hard to push the health law through the legislature in 2009 and 2010. But now, unions are waking up to the fact that Obamacare is heavily disruptive to the health benefits of their members.

‘Homeland’ meets high fashion

‘Homeland’ meets high fashion: With two seasons of “Homeland” under her belt, Danes tells Vogue that her politics haven’t changed. “I think growing up in New York in a very liberal environment, I confused jingoism with patriotism, and that mistake has been corrected as I’ve reconsidered what the potential cost of serving our country can be,” she stated. “But I don’t think I’ve become more of a political beast.”

George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death - CNN.com

George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death - CNN.com: (CNN) -- George Zimmerman never denied shooting Trayvon Martin, but he said he did so in self defense. Late Saturday night, a Florida jury found him not guilty in the teenager's death.

Re: Idle hands are The Devil's workshop ( or playground)

Re: Idle hands are The Devil's workshop ( or playground): IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL'S TOOLS - "Idleness is the root of mischief. This maxim has been traced back to Chaucer's 'Tale of Melibee' (c. 1386). First attested in the United States in 'Collections' . The proverb is found in varying forms: Satan has some mischief for idle hands to do; The devil finds work (or mischief) for idle hands to do." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).

Another way of phrasing it, to stay out of trouble: PUT YOUR HANDS TO WORK AND HEARTS TO GOD - Philosophy of Ann Lee, "Mother Ann," founder of United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, known as the Shakers.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data: Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Series Id: LNS11300000
Seasonally Adjusted
Series title: (Seas) Labor Force Participation Rate
Labor force status: Civilian labor force participation rate
Type of data: Percent or rate
Age: 16 years and over

Shrinking US workforce masks an otherwise sky-high jobless rate | Fox News

Shrinking US workforce masks an otherwise sky-high jobless rate | Fox News: When potential workers give up that job hunt, the official unemployment number tends to improve. This helps explain how the economy added just 115,00 jobs from March to April while the unemployment rate went from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent. Yet over the same period, 342,000 job seekers stopped looking for work.

Heckuva job, mob: Oakland waiter attacked with hammer by Trayvon Martin vigilantes | Twitchy

Heckuva job, mob: Oakland waiter attacked with hammer by Trayvon Martin vigilantes | Twitchy

HOORAY! Angry camel all tied up and about to have his throat cut attacks crowd, killing one | BARE NAKED ISLAM

HOORAY! Angry camel all tied up and about to have his throat cut attacks crowd, killing one | BARE NAKED ISLAM

Loyalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Loyalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The term loyalist was also used during the Spanish Civil War, applying to republicans who remained loyal to the Spanish Republic against Franco's rebellion.

Grapevine: Jenny McCarthy joins 'The View' | The Detroit News

Grapevine: Jenny McCarthy joins 'The View' | The Detroit News: Jenny McCarthy is officially on “The View” team. The actress, author, TV personality and former Playboy bunny confirmed

Leonard Garment, Lawyer and Nixon Adviser During Watergate, Dies at 89 - NYTimes.com

Leonard Garment, Lawyer and Nixon Adviser During Watergate, Dies at 89 - NYTimes.com

Monday, July 15, 2013

Report: U.S. Arms to Africa and the Congo War - World Policy Institute - Research Project | World Policy Institute

Report: U.S. Arms to Africa and the Congo War - World Policy Institute - Research Project | World Policy Institute: In 1998 alone, U.S. weapons to Africa totaled $12.5 million, including substantial deliveries to Chad, Namibia, and Zimbabwe – all now backing Kabila. On the rebel side, Uganda received nearly $1.5 million in weaponry over the past two years, and Rwanda was importing U.S. weapons as late as 1993 (one year before the brutal genocide erupted). U.S. military transfers in the form of direct government-to-government weapons deliveries, commercial sales, and IMET training to the states directly involved has totaled more than $125 million since the end of the Cold War (see Tables 1 and 2.) [18]

RTV6 - IMPD, partners plan greater presence than ever for Black Expo weekend - Local Story

RTV6 - IMPD, partners plan greater presence than ever for Black Expo weekend - Local Story: "Parents, talk to your kids. Do it now. Let them know, do not go downtown and let them start something. Let them know if they do, they're going to be prosecuted and we're going to do what we need to do to make sure that this event is a safe event," Rev. Malachi Walker said.

Republicans press new immigration tactic: Obama won't enforce border security | Fox News

Republicans press new immigration tactic: Obama won't enforce border security | Fox News: Congressional Republicans pressed ahead Sunday with their emerging stance on immigration reform, arguing President Obama delaying the implementation of his health care law raises major concerns about whether he’ll enforce border security measures in immigration laws.

“We cannot fix with laws things the president refuses to do,” Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King told “Fox News Sunday.”

Harry Reid Is At It Again | The Conservative Papers

Harry Reid Is At It Again | The Conservative Papers: When Harry Reid gets frustrated, he threatens to change the Senate’s rules to get his way.

Will Obamacare take bite out of dental coverage? - MarketWatch

Will Obamacare take bite out of dental coverage? - MarketWatch

CRADLE OF FILTH LYRICS - Soft White Throat

CRADLE OF FILTH LYRICS - Soft White Throat:
"Dear Lord I cry, before I die
Grant me the taste of love
One final time lest I should hide
When seraph call me from above

And should remorse not stay my course
From debt, addresses wept
Will ask no more of you my Lord
Save that my soul in Hell is kept"


Munera (ancient Rome) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Munera (ancient Rome) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In ancient Rome, munera (Latin plural) were public works provided for the benefit of the Roman people (populus Romanus) by individuals of high status and wealth. The word munera, singular munus (cf. English "munificence") means "duty, obligation", expressing the individual's responsibility to provide a service or contribution to his community. Munera are owing to the private largesse of an individual, in contrast to the ludi, "games," athletic contests or spectacles sponsored by the state.[1]

The most famous of the munera were the gladiatorial contests, which began as a service or gift rendered to the dead at funeral games; see Gladiator: Origins.

Rape victim's mother wins labor camp lawsuit[1]|chinadaily.com.cn

Rape victim's mother wins labor camp lawsuit[1]|chinadaily.com.cn: In October 2006, Tang's then 11-year-old daughter was kidnapped, raped and forced into prostitution. She was rescued on December 30, 2006.

On June 5, 2012, the Hunan Provincial Higher People's Court sentenced two of the girl's kidnappers to death. Four others were given life sentences and another one received a 15-year prison term.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cauldron Boils Over Geraldo's 'Devil Worship' : 'Satan' Wins Ratings, Loses Advertisers - Los Angeles Times

Cauldron Boils Over Geraldo's 'Devil Worship' : 'Satan' Wins Ratings, Loses Advertisers - Los Angeles Times: Rivera's special, made by his Investigative Reporters Group here, had the fast-paced tabloid style of his earlier syndicated shows.

With each segment preceded by parental-discretion warnings from Rivera, the Satanism show had gruesome reports of torture, ritual murder and allegations of sexual abuse of children. One taped interview was with a man identified as a Satanist and admirer of convicted cult killer Charles Manson. Portions of a Manson interview from an earlier Rivera special also were revived for Tuesday's show. Said Manson's admirer: "We would like to see most of the human race killed off because it is unworthy of the gift of life. . . ."

Book Review: Mayday - WSJ.com

Book Review: Mayday - WSJ.com: What will happen should American sea power wane and China replace the U.S. as the guarantor of maritime security?

Zimmerman lawyer to move ‘asap’ against NBC News

Zimmerman lawyer to move ‘asap’ against NBC News: When asked how the not-guilty verdict affects the civil case against NBC News, Beasley responded, “This verdict of not guilty is just that, and shows that at least this jury didn’t believe that George was a racist, profiling, or anything that the press accused George of being. That probably doesn’t get you that much but it’s simply time for us to start the case and hold accountable anyone who was irresponsible in their journalism.”

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