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Saturday, August 17, 2013

eEconomics - ep.12 - Minimum Wage

Goodreads | Quotes About Deceit (74 quotes)

Goodreads | Quotes About Deceit (74 quotes): “There is no deception on the part of the woman, where a man bewilders himself: if he deludes his own wits, I can certainly acquit the women. Whatever man allows his mind to dwell upon the imprint his imagination has foolishly taken of women, is fanning the flames within himself -- and, since the woman knows nothing about it, she is not to blame. For if a man incites himself to drown, and will not restrain himself, it is not the water's fault.”
― John Gower, Confessio Amantis

Is J.J. Abrams taking complete control of the Star Wars universe?

Is J.J. Abrams taking complete control of the Star Wars universe?

Yet Another White House Obamacare Delay: Out-Of-Pocket Caps Waived Until 2015 - Forbes

Yet Another White House Obamacare Delay: Out-Of-Pocket Caps Waived Until 2015 - Forbes: First, there was the delay of Obamacare’s Medicare cuts until after the election. Then there was the delay of the law’s employer mandate. Then there was the announcement, buried in the Federal Register, that the administration would delay enforcement of a number of key eligibility requirements for the law’s health insurance subsidies, relying on the “honor system” instead. Now comes word that another costly provision of the health law—its caps on out-of-pocket insurance costs—will be delayed for one more year.

BLABBERMOUTH.NET

BLABBERMOUTH.NET: Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR are working on material for the follow-up to 2010's "Abrahadabra" for an early 2014 release via Nuclear Blast Records.

Memo to the Supreme Court: Health Care Is Not a Right - Forbes

Memo to the Supreme Court: Health Care Is Not a Right - Forbes: In fact, health care is not a right. It’s a valuable service provided by intelligent, hard-working professionals with years of painstaking education and training, people who, like other Americans, deserve equal protection under the law, people who, like other Americans, have a right to their own life, liberty, property and the pursuit of their own happiness. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, drug-makers, and health insurers are no more “servants” of the masses, or even of those in need of health care, than are businessmen, bankers, teachers, journalists, or truck drivers servants of those who need their services. If you want to pay for the services of health care providers, simply do so; if you can’t afford it, try to negotiate a discount, or pay by installments, or seek access to private charity; but you have no “right” to take from health care providers what they’re not willing to supply.

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KUDLOW: Obama skips the Kennedy tax cuts | Rare

KUDLOW: Obama skips the Kennedy tax cuts | Rare


After delivering a number of “economic growth” speeches this summer, President Obama has failed to inspire any confidence, falling all the way back to square one in a recent Gallup poll. Actually, make that less than square one. Gallup reported that Obama’s approval rating on the economy has sunk to 35 percent in August, from 42 percent in early June.
Why should we be surprised?
The actual economy shows real gross domestic product falling well below 2 percent. This so-called recovery remains the worst in modern history dating back to 1947.
And, as far as solutions go, Obama keeps giving us the same old, same old: End the spending-cut sequester, lower tax deductions and raise taxes on the rich, all to free up money for infrastructure, green energy, “manufacturing innovation initiatives” and the teachers unions.
Of course, this would all come on top of Obamacare, which — if it doesn’t fall of its own weight — will add so many new taxes and regulations that it will sink the economy even more.
The Gallup poll also reflected voter fatigue over Obama’s stale class-warfare act. It’s a leftover from his first term. He talks about a “winner-take-all economy where a few do better and better while everyone else just treads water.” It’s a bore. It’s unproven. It’s like his new phrase of “an economy that grows from the middle out.” No one knows what this means because it doesn’t mean anything.
Speaking in Galesburg, Ill., this summer, however, Obama served up a convenient historical fairy tale: “In the period after World War II,” he said, “a growing middle class was the engine of our prosperity.” Presumably he was thinking of a time when high taxes on the rich and industrial-union rule had the middle class soaring. The trouble is, Obama’s history is wrong.
From 1944 to 1960, with a top tax rate of 91 percent, the U.S. economy expanded at an anemic 2.1 percent annual pace, according to economic historian Brian Domitrovic. And, during the Eisenhower years, the economy grew at a subpar 2.4 percent yearly rate, including three recessions, which Domitrovic says made for “the worst growth of any postwar president until George W. Bush and Barack Obama came along.”
So much for postwar prosperity.
But then came the 1960s, the decade liberals love to hate. Why? Because the path-breaking supply-side tax cuts of John F. Kennedy generated one of the greatest booms in economic history.
Actually, according to Domitrovic, it was two big tax cuts. The first was a business-tax cut put in place in 1962, and the second was an across-the-board personal tax cut that began in early 1964.
The result? Domitrovic reminds us that the eight-year expansion from 1961 to 1969 saw growth of 48 percent — a third more in an eight-year period than in the 16 years ending in 1960. So the postwar prosperity of 1944 to 1969 did exist at roughly 3 percent per year. But only because the 1960s lifted everything up. Kennedy cut the top tax rate from 91 percent to 70 percent, but all other tax rates were also reduced for top-to-bottom income earners.
Conveniently, John Kennedy’s powerful tax-cut slashing on business, individuals and investors doesn’t exist in the left’s postwar, economic narrative. It’s been rubbed out of history, replaced by a liberal vision of powerful unions and high tax rates on the rich, which is supposed to create growth. And expectedly, Obama and the Left never make the connection between the Kennedy tax cuts and the Reagan tax cuts 20 years later, which essentially copied the JFK model.
Not only did Reagan copy JFK’s across-the-board rate reduction, he even dusted off his rhetoric. Reagan frequently talked about a rising tide lifting all boats, after-tax incentives to keep more of what you earn and how lower tax rates produce higher tax revenues. In fact, Reagan credited Kennedy when the 1980s tax cuts got the economy moving again.
Domitrovic calls the postwar, pre-tax-cut era the “fairy tale about the 1950s prosperity which has been current for several decades.” When President Obama talks about a grand bargain for corporate-tax reform to raise more revenues to be used for more stimulus spending, or a budget that would end the sequester and its budget caps and stick it to the well-to-do with a near $1 trillion tax hike, he completely skips the Kennedy-Reagan growth story.
None of Obama’s tax-and-spend proposals will pass the current Congress. He knows that, and so does everybody else. But to suggest that his policies would benefit the middle class or the rest of the economy is cynical and misleading.
President Obama is a former law professor. Even accounting for his huge policy differences with JFK and Reagan, he should do us all the courtesy of getting his history straight.
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After delivering a number of “economic growth” speeches this summer, President Obama has failed to inspire any confidence, falling all the way back to square one in a recent Gallup poll. Actually, make that less than square one. Gallup reported that Obama’s approval rating on the economy has sunk to 35 percent in August, from 42 percent in early June.
Why should we be surprised?
The actual economy shows real gross domestic product falling well below 2 percent. This so-called recovery remains the worst in modern history dating back to 1947.
And, as far as solutions go, Obama keeps giving us the same old, same old: End the spending-cut sequester, lower tax deductions and raise taxes on the rich, all to free up money for infrastructure, green energy, “manufacturing innovation initiatives” and the teachers unions.
Of course, this would all come on top of Obamacare, which — if it doesn’t fall of its own weight — will add so many new taxes and regulations that it will sink the economy even more.
The Gallup poll also reflected voter fatigue over Obama’s stale class-warfare act. It’s a leftover from his first term. He talks about a “winner-take-all economy where a few do better and better while everyone else just treads water.” It’s a bore. It’s unproven. It’s like his new phrase of “an economy that grows from the middle out.” No one knows what this means because it doesn’t mean anything.
Speaking in Galesburg, Ill., this summer, however, Obama served up a convenient historical fairy tale: “In the period after World War II,” he said, “a growing middle class was the engine of our prosperity.” Presumably he was thinking of a time when high taxes on the rich and industrial-union rule had the middle class soaring. The trouble is, Obama’s history is wrong.
From 1944 to 1960, with a top tax rate of 91 percent, the U.S. economy expanded at an anemic 2.1 percent annual pace, according to economic historian Brian Domitrovic. And, during the Eisenhower years, the economy grew at a subpar 2.4 percent yearly rate, including three recessions, which Domitrovic says made for “the worst growth of any postwar president until George W. Bush and Barack Obama came along.”
So much for postwar prosperity.
But then came the 1960s, the decade liberals love to hate. Why? Because the path-breaking supply-side tax cuts of John F. Kennedy generated one of the greatest booms in economic history.
Actually, according to Domitrovic, it was two big tax cuts. The first was a business-tax cut put in place in 1962, and the second was an across-the-board personal tax cut that began in early 1964.
The result? Domitrovic reminds us that the eight-year expansion from 1961 to 1969 saw growth of 48 percent — a third more in an eight-year period than in the 16 years ending in 1960. So the postwar prosperity of 1944 to 1969 did exist at roughly 3 percent per year. But only because the 1960s lifted everything up. Kennedy cut the top tax rate from 91 percent to 70 percent, but all other tax rates were also reduced for top-to-bottom income earners.
Conveniently, John Kennedy’s powerful tax-cut slashing on business, individuals and investors doesn’t exist in the left’s postwar, economic narrative. It’s been rubbed out of history, replaced by a liberal vision of powerful unions and high tax rates on the rich, which is supposed to create growth. And expectedly, Obama and the Left never make the connection between the Kennedy tax cuts and the Reagan tax cuts 20 years later, which essentially copied the JFK model.
Not only did Reagan copy JFK’s across-the-board rate reduction, he even dusted off his rhetoric. Reagan frequently talked about a rising tide lifting all boats, after-tax incentives to keep more of what you earn and how lower tax rates produce higher tax revenues. In fact, Reagan credited Kennedy when the 1980s tax cuts got the economy moving again.
Domitrovic calls the postwar, pre-tax-cut era the “fairy tale about the 1950s prosperity which has been current for several decades.” When President Obama talks about a grand bargain for corporate-tax reform to raise more revenues to be used for more stimulus spending, or a budget that would end the sequester and its budget caps and stick it to the well-to-do with a near $1 trillion tax hike, he completely skips the Kennedy-Reagan growth story.
None of Obama’s tax-and-spend proposals will pass the current Congress. He knows that, and so does everybody else. But to suggest that his policies would benefit the middle class or the rest of the economy is cynical and misleading.
President Obama is a former law professor. Even accounting for his huge policy differences with JFK and Reagan, he should do us all the courtesy of getting his history straight.
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Friday, August 16, 2013

The Only 'Chart' That Main Street Cares About | Zero Hedge

The Only 'Chart' That Main Street Cares About | Zero Hedge

Food Stamp Trafficking Up 30% From 2008 to 2011 | The Weekly Standard

Food Stamp Trafficking Up 30% From 2008 to 2011 | The Weekly Standard

News Article | FreedomConnector

News Article | FreedomConnector: Millions of young Americans could save money by simply paying Obamacare penalties rather than buying insurance when the controversial health care law is implemented in 2014, according to a new study by the National Center for Public Policy Research. "Millions of single, childless adults will save at least $500 by forgoing insurance and paying the fine in 2014.

Twitter / MancowMuller: "Jobs" opens today. It's about ...

Twitter / MancowMuller: "Jobs" opens today. It's about ...


One last push to get the anti-sharia bill passed in North Carolina | BARE NAKED ISLAM

One last push to get the anti-sharia bill passed in North Carolina | BARE NAKED ISLAM: I know many BNI readers have already emailed the Governor, but CAIR is flooding Governor McCrory’s office with emails telling him NOT to sign the anti-sharia bill. So if you can, please send one more so we can stop sharia law from being considered in court cases in North Carolina, once and for all.
We should not have to do this because our Constitution forbids using foreign law in the US. But that hasn’t stopped at least 50 judges from considering sharia in cases involving Muslims.

BREAKING BENJAMIN LYRICS - So Cold

BREAKING BENJAMIN LYRICS - So Cold: You're so cold
Keep your hand in mine
Wise men wonder while strong men die



Thursday, August 15, 2013

Brain Implant Gives Rats Infrared Vision | IdeaFeed | Big Think

Brain Implant Gives Rats Infrared Vision | IdeaFeed | Big Think: What's the Latest Development?

After training six rats to locate LED-lit ports in a special chamber, Duke neurobiologist Miguel Nicolelis and his team implanted electrodes into the sensory processing area of their brains and wired them to infrared cameras. When the camera detected infrared light, their whisker neurons would be stimulated, and the amount of stimulation would increase or decrease depending on the rats' proximity to the light. Then the team put them back into the chamber after replacing the LEDs with infrared signals. After 26 days, all of the rats were able to locate the ports. Details of the team's work was recently published in Nature Communications.

George Will: Obama’s unconstitutional steps worse than Nixon’s - The Washington Post

George Will: Obama’s unconstitutional steps worse than Nixon’s - The Washington Post

President Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and red lines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality.
Explaining his decision to unilaterally rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he said: “I didn’t simply choose to” ignore the statutory requirement for beginning in 2014 the employer mandate to provide employees with health care. No, “this was in consultation with businesses.”


20 Great Archaic Words - Listverse

20 Great Archaic Words - Listverse: 18. Dwimmer-crafty – Another word used by Tolkien, meaning skilled in the magical arts and particularly sly in the use of concealment and illusion. I like to describe the current Prime Minister as dwimmer-crafty.

Atalanta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Atalanta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Atalanta (Ancient Greek: Ἀταλάντη, Atalantē) is a character in Greek mythology, a virgin huntress, unwilling to marry, and loved by the hero Meleager. 


Nightshade Blog Tour: 7 - Atom Books

Nightshade Blog Tour: 7 - Atom Books

Dekulakization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dekulakization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Dekulakization (Russian: раскулачивание, raskulachivanie, Ukrainian: розкуркулення, rozkurkulennia) was the Soviet campaign of political repressions, including arrests, deportations, and executions of millions of the better-off peasants and their families in 1929-1932. The richer peasants were labeled kulaks and considered class enemies. More than 1.8 million peasants were deported in 1930-1931.[1][2] [3] The stated purpose of the campaign was to fight the counter-revolution and build socialism in the countryside. This policy was accomplished simultaneously with collectivization in the USSR and effectively brought all agriculture and peasants in the Soviet Russia under state control.

Obamacare is coming, and so are the con artists

Obamacare is coming, and so are the con artists: As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream come true for rip-off artists. Consumer experts warn that the program has created a huge opportunity for swindling people by stealing their money and their sensitive personal information. "Any time you roll out a big government program like this, confusion is inevitable," said Lois Greisman, an associate director in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. "This confusion creates a tremendous opportunity for the fraudster."

WH: Obama Acting Unilaterally to Raise Taxes Not an 'End-Around' Congress

WH: Obama Acting Unilaterally to Raise Taxes Not an 'End-Around' Congress: On Thursday morning, White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest assured reporters that when President Obama unilaterally attempts to raise cell phone taxes, that’s not an “end-around” Congress. That revelation prompted laughter from the press pool. President Obama has urged the supposedly-independent Federal Communications Commission to raise cell phone taxes to pay for increased broadband capacity for public schools.

Businesses claim Obamacare has forced them to cut employee hours - Investigations

Businesses claim Obamacare has forced them to cut employee hours - Investigations: NBC News

Employers around the country, from fast-food franchises to colleges, have told NBC News that they will be cutting workers’ hours below 30 a week because they can’t afford to offer the health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

GOP Govs Outraise Dems Almost 2-1

GOP Govs Outraise Dems Almost 2-1: More importantly, Republicans in the states are pushing bold, conservative reforms. Tax and spending reform, deregulation, right-to-work and school choice have all been major initiatives of Republicans in the states. This reform agenda was ratified by voters in 2012, when the Republicans maintained almost all of their gains from the 2010 elections.

Study: More Americans on Disability than Live in NYC

Study: More Americans on Disability than Live in NYC:
Our Generation, a free market non-profit advocacy group, says in its “Drivers of SSDI Growth” report that a record 8,733,461 Americans now receive disability benefits. According to U.S. Census data, the population of New York City is 8,336,697.
“Despite its humble beginnings as an insurance plan for long-tenured workers with the misfortune of becoming disabled before retirement, SSDI has ballooned into a $135 billion behemoth threatening to collapse under its own weight, and to take a bite out of Medicare on the way down,” said Our Generation Executive Director MacMillin Slobodien.

Starving Cancer to Death by Removing one Food: Refined Sugar - | Intellihub.com

Starving Cancer to Death by Removing one Food: Refined Sugar - | Intellihub.com: While all of our cells need glucose (a form of sugar which is turned into energy), cancer thrives on a body full of simple carbohydrates (which become sugar in the body) and refined sugars that come from processed foods and overly sweet goodies.

One Conservative Missing from CNN's New "Crossfire"

One Conservative Missing from CNN's New "Crossfire": The new Crossfire debuts on September 16 at 6:30 p.m., a move that is forcing Fox News, according to sources, to install Sean Hannity as the host of a new program during that time period. Hannity will host his own show in the new time slot with some liberals being offered up as punching bags. It will be a Fox News version of “Crossfire.” He is losing his current 9:00 p.m. program to Megyn Kelly, one of the more liberal Fox News personalities.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Twitter / Amir_G_Beshay: Via Sohag governorate FB page: ...

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The PJ Tatler » NBC News Notices that Obamacare is Creating a Part-Time Nation

The PJ Tatler » NBC News Notices that Obamacare is Creating a Part-Time Nation

In other news, NBC News reports actual news, albeit news that we and others have been reporting for more than a year, and some of us predicted would happen before Obamacare ever became law.
Employers around the country, from fast-food franchises to colleges, have told NBC News that they will be cutting workers’ hours below 30 a week because they can’t afford to offer the health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
“To tell somebody that you’ve got to decrease their hours because of a law passed in Washington is very frustrating to me,” said Loren Goodridge, who owns 21 Subway franchises, including a restaurant in Kennebunk. “I know the impact I’m having on some of my employees.”

The White House dismisses such examples as “anecdotal.” Jason Furman, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisors, said, “We are seeing no systematic evidence that the Affordable Care Act is having an adverse impact on job growth or the number of hours employees are working. … [S]ince the ACA became law, nearly 90 percent of the gain in employment has been in full-time positions.”
But the president of an influential union that supports Obamacare said the White House is wrong.
“It IS happening,” insisted Joseph Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which has 1.2 million members.  “Wait a year. You’ll see tremendous impact as workers have their hours reduced and their incomes reduced. The facts are already starting to show up. Their statistics, I think, are a little behind the time.”
No, the White House is just being its usual dishonest self.
They sold Obamacare as a panacea when they knew full well that it would create so much chaos that it would lead to a government run (which they call “single payer) health care system. They sell Obamacare and their other social programs as compassion, when in reality they’re intentionally hollowing out the middle class with McJobs to enrich their supporters on the top end and create more dependency on the bottom end. Both end up giving them more entrenched power to do whatever they please. It’s all about their power. We’re just ants.

Review of LumoBack Sensor and App - WSJ.com

Review of LumoBack Sensor and App - WSJ.com: "Sit up straight. Put your shoulders back. Don't slouch." Chances are good that you've heard nags like these from your mother more than a few times in your life.

This week, I tested a gadget that might give mothers a rest. It's a $150 sensor called LumoBack, from a company called Lumo BodyTech, that straps around your lower waist to track your posture and vibrates whenever you slouch. It also tracks steps while walking and running, standing time, sitting time, sleep positions and sleep time.

The Beacon: The Blog of The Independent Institute

The Beacon: The Blog of The Independent Institute: Bono: “Capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid”

Michelle Malkin | The illegal alien murderer of Vanessa Pham «

Michelle Malkin | The illegal alien murderer of Vanessa Pham «: Why is gun control the only policy we’re allowed to discuss when horrific murders occur? In the liberal mindset, “root causes” of crime begin and end with the Second Amendment. But who pays the price when our public guardians fail to secure our borders, refuse to deport serial criminal offenders, and enable drug-crazed menaces to prey upon innocent citizens?



Cisco Plans to Cut 4,000 Jobs Starting This Quarter - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD

Cisco Plans to Cut 4,000 Jobs Starting This Quarter - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD: Cisco Systems just said it plans to eliminate about 4,000 jobs starting next quarter.

Obamacare is the “Law of the Land” (except when it’s not)

Obamacare is the “Law of the Land” (except when it’s not)

Detroit Landmarks Tagged ‘For Sale’ « CBS Detroit

Detroit Landmarks Tagged ‘For Sale’ « CBS Detroit: The large yellow and orange tags read: “Sale: Motor City Gong Out Of Business,” and WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas says word is they were posted by residents who aren’t happy with Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, who some say is willing to sell off Detroit’s jewels.

Sallie Mae, Education Department Under Fire For Student Loans To Military Service Members

Sallie Mae, Education Department Under Fire For Student Loans To Military Service Members: The U.S. Department of Education and Sallie Mae face fresh questions over the student loan business after the largest educational debt company disclosed a raft of likely federal violations that raise concerns over the government’s oversight of its largest corporate contractor.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. last month notified Sallie Mae that it plans to slap the company's banking subsidiary with an enforcement action accusing it of violating laws that ban “unfair or deceptive” practices and discriminatory lending. SLM Corp., known as Sallie Mae from its days before 2005 as a government-sponsored enterprise, disclosed the enforcement notifications to investors this week.

Jesse Jackson Jr sentenced - chicagotribune.com

Jesse Jackson Jr sentenced - chicagotribune.com: WASHINGTON – Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced today to 30 months behind bars and his wife, Sandi, got a year in prison for separate felonies involving the misspending of about $750,000 in campaign funds.

Ildra - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Ildra - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives


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The Nortax: How To Explain Uncle Sam’s Entitlement Crisis To A Child (VIDEO) | The Conservative Papers

The Nortax: How To Explain Uncle Sam’s Entitlement Crisis To A Child (VIDEO) | The Conservative Papers: Written on November 7, 2012 at 7:59 pm by kalel
The Nortax: How To Explain Uncle Sam’s Entitlement Crisis To A Child (VIDEO)
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In a new video parodying Dr. Seuss’s whimsical style, the American Enterprise Institute puts the problem of growing entitlement program spending in a form elementary school kids can understand.

It’s a good thing, too, because their generation will be burdened with paying for this skyrocketing spending if Congress and the President don’t start getting serious about structural entitlement program reforms now.


Mountain Vision: Ray Kurzweil: The Singularity Is Near (Videos) *The ethics of human enhancement*

Mountain Vision: Ray Kurzweil: The Singularity Is Near (Videos) *The ethics of human enhancement*
Ray Kurzweil: Ethics of Human Enhancement

Ray Kurzweil was recently featured on the PBS show Religion and Ethics Weekly in a segment titled Ethics of Human Enhancement. He discusses the eventuality of the man/machine future: "we are going to become a hybrid of machine and our biological heritage. We are not going to be transcending  our humanity, we are going to be transcending our biology". Mr. Kurzweil  predicts by 2050 that non-biological, artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence - the Technological Singularity. Can human limitations and death be overcome via exponential growth in technology? E. Christian Brugger, Associate Professor of Moral Theology at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado, takes the counterpoint and a traditional, mainstream religious view. He disagrees with the philosophy that humans can overcome their  limitations - that "spirit", as defined in traditional theology, is being ignored. He disagrees that technology can replace God. John Donoghue, PhD, MS, Professor, Neuroscience & Engineering, at Brown Institute for Brain Science disagrees with the exponential increase in technology in his field but does give examples of what technology is doing to assist disabled people. Colin Angle, CEO and co-founder of iRobot, says the future will even be stranger than we imagine. PBS "Ethics of Human Enhancement" Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that in the future humans will use technology to become smarter and healthier.
 
 

Future Timeline | Technology | Singularity | 2020 | 2050 | 2100 | 2150 | 2200 | 21st century | 22nd century | 23rd century | Humanity | Predictions | Events

Future Timeline | Technology | Singularity | 2020 | 2050 | 2100 | 2150 | 2200 | 21st century | 22nd century | 23rd century | Humanity | Predictions | Events: Welcome to the future! Below, you will find a speculative timeline of future history. Part fact and part fiction, the timeline is based on detailed research that includes analysis of current trends, long-term environmental changes, advances in technology such as Moore's Law, future medical breakthroughs, the evolving geopolitical landscape and more. Where possible, references have been provided to support the predictions. We also have a blog covering the latest news and breakthroughs. FutureTimeline is an ongoing, collaborative project that is open for discussion – we welcome ideas from scientists, futurists, inventors, writers and anyone else interested in future trends.

Person Of Interest Season 3 Machine Spoilers - Seriable

Person Of Interest Season 3 Machine Spoilers - Seriable: “It’s a growing organism that is evolving, perhaps beyond the scale of his understanding.”

Colorado asks for millions in raises for state workers « Watchdog.org

Colorado asks for millions in raises for state workers « Watchdog.org: Linda Gorman, a free market economist with the Denver-based Independence Institute, told Colorado Watchdog this week the report raises some red flags in her mind. “Just because salaries outside of government are going up does not mean that government can afford to pay more,” she said via email. “Suppose tax revenues are flat?” Legislative Republicans, who opposed the pay hike legislation earlier this year, maintain that any raises will likely depend on how much cash lawmakers have on hand next year.

“We Have The Votes To Impeach Obama” Says Congressman // Mr. Conservative

“We Have The Votes To Impeach Obama” Says Congressman // Mr. Conservative: “If wishes were horses than beggars would ride.” Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold seems to be engaging in precisely that type of wishful thinking when he says that “If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it.”

Oremus Hymnal: O King of kings, whose reign of old

Oremus Hymnal: O King of kings, whose reign of old

O King of kings, whose reign of old
hath been from everlasting,
before whose throne their crowns of gold
the white-robed saints are casting;
while all the shining courts on high
with angel-songs are ringing,
O let thy children venture nigh,
their lowly homage bringing.

For every heart, made glad by thee,
with thankful praise is swelling;
and every tongue, with joy set free,
its happy theme is telling.
Thou hast been mindful of thine own,
and lo! we come confessing--
'tis thou hast dowered our Empire's throne
with countless years of blessing.

Lead on, O Lord, thy people still,
new grace and wisdom giving,
to larger love and purer will,
and nobler heights of living.
And while of all thy love below
they chant the glorious story,
O teach them first thy Christ to know,
and magnify his glory.

Words: William Walsham How, 1897

New York City looking to ban electronic cigarettes as Mayor Mike Bloomberg's health crusade wages on | Mail Online

New York City looking to ban electronic cigarettes as Mayor Mike Bloomberg's health crusade wages on | Mail Online

US is involved in ‘Hot War’ with Russia, fought by proxies — RT Op-Edge

US is involved in ‘Hot War’ with Russia, fought by proxies — RT Op-Edge

IRS Targets Thousands Of Small Businesses For Extra Scrutiny - Forbes

IRS Targets Thousands Of Small Businesses For Extra Scrutiny - Forbes

Twitter / DearDrugAddicts: Doing drugs is an escapist ...

Twitter / DearDrugAddicts: Doing drugs is an escapist ...




Freed Terrorists Return to Their Homes: Gaza Terrorists Fire Two Rockets at Israel to Show Thanks | The Conservative Papers

Freed Terrorists Return to Their Homes: Gaza Terrorists Fire Two Rockets at Israel to Show Thanks | The Conservative Papers: Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza “thanked” Israel for releasing 26 terrorist murderers by firing two rockets at the southern part of the country on Tuesday night. One rocket exploded in an open area near the city of Sderot. There were no physical injuries or damages. Kol Yisrael radio reported that a second rocket exploded within Gaza.


Report: Zero Attendees at Organizing for America Climate Change Rally

Report: Zero Attendees at Organizing for America Climate Change Rally

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Twitter / virgil432: #MockObamaDay I told the voters ...

Twitter / virgil432: #MockObamaDay I told the voters ...


Simon Magus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Simon Magus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: there is a higher God, who really possesses the perfections which are falsely ascribed to the lower.

Simon The Zealot Was A Mystery Man Among The Apostles

Simon The Zealot Was A Mystery Man Among The Apostles: To confuse things further, Bible scholars argue over whether Simon was a member of the radical Zealot party or whether the term simply referred to his religious zeal. Those who take the former view think Jesus may have chosen Simon, a member of the tax-hating, Roman-hating Zealots, to counterbalance Matthew, a former tax collector and employee of the Roman empire. Those scholars say such a move by Jesus would have shown that his kingdom reaches out to people in all walks of life.

▶ "58 Trillion Dimes" - YouTube

▶ "58 Trillion Dimes" - YouTube: http://www.GOP.com -- In the 2013 State of the Union, President Obama claimed his policies won't increase our deficit "by a single dime." But we've heard those promises before, and since President Obama took office, our national debt has increased by 58.6 trillion dimes. Full research briefing

 

Administration delays ObamaCare caps on out-of-pocket costs - The Hill's Healthwatch

Administration delays ObamaCare caps on out-of-pocket costs - The Hill's Healthwatch: The Obama administration has delayed a main provision in President Obama's healthcare reform law that would limit out-of-pocket insurance costs for consumers until 2015.

The cap, which includes deductibles and co-payments, was supposed to limit consumer costs to $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. But administration officials have quietly delayed the requirement for some insurers, allowing them to set their own limits starting in 2014.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Obamacare | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation

What Everybody Ought to Know About Obamacare | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation: Organizing for Action is wrong. Obamacare isn’t working, and it won’t ever work. That’s why we’re challenging every claim Obamacare supporters make—and you should, too. Congress should refuse to spend a single dime implementing this massive train wreck.

W.B. Yeats

W.B. Yeats

The Secret Rose

Far-off, most secret, and inviolate Rose,
Enfold me in my hour of hours; where those
Who sought thee in the Holy Sepulchre,
Or in the wine-vat, dwell beyond the stir
And tumult of defeated dreams; and deep
Among pale eyelids, heavy with the sleep
Men have named beauty. Thy great leaves enfold
The ancient beards, the helms of ruby and gold
Of the crowned Magi; and the king whose eyes
Saw the Pierced Hands and Rood of elder rise
In Druid vapour and make the torches dim;
Till vain frenzy woke and he died; and him
Who met Fand walking among flaming dew
By a grey shore where the wind never blew,
And lost the world and Emer for a kiss;
And him who drove the gods out of their liss,
And till a hundred morns had flowered red
Feasted, and wept the barrows of his dead;
And the proud dreaming king who flung the crown
And sorrow away, and calling bard and clown
Dwelt among wine-stained wanderers in deep woods;
And him who sold tillage, and house, and goods,
And sought through lands and islands numberless years,
Until he found, with laughter and with tears,
A woman of so shining loveliness
That men threshed corn at midnight by a tress,
A little stolen tress. I, too, await
The hour of thy great wind of love and hate.
When shall the stars be blown about the sky,
Like the sparks blown out of a smithy, and die?
Surely thine hour has come, thy great wind blows,
Far-off, most secret, and inviolate Rose?

Can Republicans Win the Youth Vote? - Yahoo! News

Can Republicans Win the Youth Vote? - Yahoo! News: In just a couple of weeks, Wayne State University junior Michael Stroud will set up his table for College Republicans, handing out literature, pens, stickers, and even bottle openers to passing students on his urban Detroit campus.

"Come join the best party of campus," the 20-year-old Michigan native tells students.

It's a familiar sight seen on the 1,800 college campuses nationwide that have a chapter in the country's oldest student organization, which fostered conservative leaders like Karl Rove, Jack Abramoff, Ralph Reed and Grover Norquist. But like the national party, this federation of students, who are arguably the future of the Republican Party, is facing similar challenges that stand in the way of spreading their message to young voters.



Monday, August 12, 2013

The 4 Best Legal Arguments Against ObamaCare - Reason.com

The 4 Best Legal Arguments Against ObamaCare - Reason.com

Your comments on N.Y.'s low consumer confidence: 'Directly related to the obscene over taxation' | syracuse.com

Your comments on N.Y.'s low consumer confidence: 'Directly related to the obscene over taxation' | syracuse.com: New York's problems are directly caused by the tax and spend State government. We can't get a company to invest in NY without tax giveaways. We can't prevent businesses from leaving without tax giveaways. The same with energy costs, labor costs, and the cost of living.

It's ALL directly related to the obscene over taxation by New York compared to other parts of the country. And it won't change until THEY change the tax structure AND REDUCE spending!!

The rest is caused by the policies of the federal government that is putting too many obstacles in the way of improving the economy. Same thing...SPENDING. OBAMACARE. THE COST OF ENERGY and the policies that prevent us from controlling our own destiny and letting market forces and capitalism work as it should.

Largest job loss in the nation- New York.
Highest taxes in the nation- New York.
Offer unfair competitive advantage to business to locate here- New York.

State Dept Offers $10 Million Reward For Kill or Capture Of 'Enemies Of Islam' - Atlas Shrugs

State Dept Offers $10 Million Reward For Kill or Capture Of 'Enemies Of Islam' - Atlas Shrugs

On the thin line between law and prejudice

On the thin line between law and prejudice: Although racial profiling is outlawed in some countries - the US and Britain - and restricted in others, it remains a nebulous concept, difficult to monitor and control, particularly where multifarious law-and-order matters are concerned. Therefore, in this regard, the thin line between proper and improper policing is susceptible to transgression - as we have seen in Melbourne.

Twitter / FoolishReporter: http://t.co/rXAinHRwb9

Twitter / FoolishReporter: http://t.co/rXAinHRwb9


SILVERSUN PICKUPS LYRICS - Surrounded (Or Spiraling)


Surrounded
Let's romanticize
Our beloved memories
Surrounded
Let's demonize
Our softest injuries
Surrounded
Can we get behind
Distortion and liberties
Surrounded
We're surrounded or spiraling

Is it perfect in our little Hell

State Legislators, Supporters Show Concern Regarding Inappropriate Outreach by Senator Durbin | ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council

State Legislators, Supporters Show Concern Regarding Inappropriate Outreach by Senator Durbin | ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council: “The private sector has a First Amendment right to share opinions and participate in voluntary organizations,” said Private Enterprise Advisory Council Chairman C. Stevens Seale.

“Members and donors to 501(c)3 organizations are specifically protected by the Internal Revenue Service and the Supreme Court to shield them from the type of political intimidation found in Senator Durbin’s letter,” said ALEC First Vice Chair and Iowa Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer.

Zombiecrats


Meet the Murderers Obama & Kerry Forced Israel to Release--and Their Victims

Meet the Murderers Obama & Kerry Forced Israel to Release--and Their Victims: As a precondition for "peace" talks with the Palestinians that will produce nothing, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry demanded that Israel's government release over 100 long-term convicted terrorists and murderers, many imprisoned for vicious crimes committed long before either intifada. The "Elder of Ziyon" blog has compiled a list of those to be released--and their victims.

CULTWATCH | How Cults Work

CULTWATCH | How Cults Work

Creepy: Libs Have Child Pray To Barack Obama… | Weasel Zippers

Creepy: Libs Have Child Pray To Barack Obama… | Weasel Zippers

Sunday, August 11, 2013

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