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Wal-Mart Says ‘Looking’ at Support
of Minimum Wage Raise
Bloomberg News, by Renee Dudley    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/20/2014 8:09:43 AM     Post Reply
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the largest private employer in the U.S., said it’s looking at supporting an increase in the federal minimum wage, breaking with business and industry groups that oppose such a measure. Wal-Mart is weighing the impact of additional payroll costs against possibly attracting more consumer dollars to its stores, David Tovar, a company spokesman, said today in a telephone interview. Increasing the minimum wage means that some of the 140 million people who shop at the chain weekly would “now have additional income,” Tovar said.

Hopping on ‘House of Cards’ bandwagon
The Hill, by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/20/2014 8:07:19 AM     Post Reply
Members of Congress are hopping on the “House of Cards” bandwagon. The popular Netflix series about a villainous congressman-turned-vice president shows a decidedly dark side to Washington, but that hasn’t kept political figure from watching it, or from using it to promote themselves. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday issued a release highlighting a reference to her effort to get a Defense Department brochure about sexual assault discontinued last year. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) invited the creators of the show to his district to sample the wine in Long Island. A number of congressmen participated in a video last week in which they

The Official Forecast of the U.S.
Government Never Saw This Winter Coming
Bloomberg Business Week, by Peter Coy    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/20/2014 8:05:44 AM     Post Reply
Surprised by how tough this winter has been? You’re in good company: Last fall the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted that temperatures would be above normal from November through January across much of the Lower 48 states. This graphic shows just how wrong the official forecast of the U.S. government was: The big red blotch in the top map represents parts of the country in which the Climate Prediction Center forecast above-average temperatures. The frigid-looking blue blotch in the bottom “verification” map shows areas where temperatures turned out to

  


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Why Kerry Is Flat Wrong
on Climate Change
Wall Street Journal, by Richard McNider and John Christy    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/20/2014 8:05:18 AM     Post Reply
In a Feb. 16 speech in Indonesia, Secretary of State John Kerry assailed climate-change skeptics as members of the "Flat Earth Society" for doubting the reality of catastrophic climate change. He said, "We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists" and "extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts." But who are the Flat Earthers, and who is ignoring the scientific facts? (Snip)We are among today´s scientists who are skeptical about the so-called consensus on climate change. Does that make us modern-day Flat Earthers, as Mr. Kerry suggests, or are we among those who defy the prevailing wisdom

Rubio: Obama’s art history
comment apology ‘pathetic’
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/20/2014 8:04:32 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a possible GOP contender for the White House, has blasted President Obama for apologizing to an art historian after questioning the job prospects of art-history majors. “Pathetic Obama apology to art history prof. We do need more degrees that lead to #jobs,” Rubio tweeted Wednesday. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Obama sent a handwritten apology to University of Texas art professor Ann Collins Johns for remarks he made at a GE factory in Wisconsin suggesting students were better off studying subjects more likely to land them jobs than studying art history.

Coulter Battles Hannity over Tea
Party: It’s Being Taken Over
by ‘Shysters and Con Men!’
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/20/2014 8:02:30 AM     Post Reply
Ann Coulter sat down with Sean Hannity Wednesday night to talk about the birth of the tea party movement five years ago this week (borne from and whether it still has the same kind of power and influence it did years ago, most prominently when a tea party wave helped bring in a Republican House in 2010. And while the two agreed the tea party is still a big force, Coulter immediately went after people she believes are manipulating tea partiers for their own benefit, “tricking Americans to send them money.” She said these tea partiers keep railing against the

The Dark Side
Of Solar Power
Investeor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 2/20/2014 7:57:49 AM     Post Reply
Energy: What do you call an energy source that consumes vast tracks of open land and fries birds that cross its path? If you´re the president, you call it "safe," "reliable," "green" and worthy of massive taxpayer subsidies. That, at least, is the case with the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station that covers a vast area of desert outside Las Vegas and, thanks to the generous support of the Obama administration, has officially opened. The plant points hundreds of thousands of mirrors at three towers to boil turbine-spinning water. But the heat rays aren´t very friendly to the area´s birds, including falcons,

  


  

No Haters! BuzzFeed CEO
Had to Apologize for
Impersonating Conservative Activist
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/20/2014 7:51:08 AM     Post Reply
The infotainment website BuzzFeed infamously holds a "no haters" hiring policy, but several conservative figures have experienced nasty personal attacks from its employees—and in gun rights advocate John R. Lott, Jr.´s case, from the man at the very top of the company. According to Lott, in 2003, a website that pretended to be him and presented opinions which were not his own was set up by a tech nonprofit called Eyebeam and one of its then-employees, Jonah Peretti. Peretti co-founded the Huffington Post in 2005 and is now the founder and CEO of BuzzFeed. The site was titled "AskJohnLott.org" and

The US has bullied our banks into
handing over a billion dollars
Telegraph [UK], by Peter Oborne    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/20/2014 7:36:23 AM     Post Reply
Recently, a friend of mine purchased a small quantity of Iranian saffron from a Birmingham merchant for £30 over the internet. This transaction was legal according to British and international law. It did not contravene any United Nations resolution. He transferred the funds via PayPal, the international payments firm. The money was paid in pounds sterling. What happened next was outrageous. PayPal sent him a menacing email informing him that he was in breach of US law, and asked him to sign a form admitting that he had behaved illegally. At this point my friend rang me in alarm. He is

West Allis officer dies moments after
giving birth to twins
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, by Jan Uebelherr    Original Article
Posted By: Piercentire- 2/20/2014 7:35:38 AM     Post Reply
Stacie Napoli had rituals for every ultrasound she underwent. She held a St. Anthony medal given to her by her mother, prayed to St. Gerard and held a holy card from her grandfather´s funeral. "You´ve never found anyone who wanted children as much as she did," said her mother, Kerri Livermore. Napoli, who served in Iraq and was a 17-year veteran of the West Allis Police Department, died Monday just moments after giving birth to twins.

Why It’s the Government’s Fault
There Isn’t Enough Salt to
Make Roads Safe in New Jersey
Heritage, by Bryan Riley    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/20/2014 7:25:42 AM     Post Reply
Winter storms recently dumped nearly a foot of snow in parts of New Jersey. As of February 13, New Jersey state police had responded to 157 accidents and 353 calls for help, and road crews struggled to maintain safe driving conditions while faced with a shortage of rock salt to clear the roads. (Snip) The dangerous shortage of rock salt is a result of a federal law known as the Jones Act, which prohibits foreign ships from transporting goods from one U.S. port to another. According to one report:

  


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Don´t just sit there! It could
be harmful later in life
USA Today, by Nanci Hellmich    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/20/2014 7:00:40 AM     Post Reply
Sitting too much, sometimes called sitting disease, may increase the risk of disability in people over age 60, a new study suggests. Adults this age spend an average of two-thirds of their waking time being sedentary -- roughly nine hours a day, the research showed. Every additional hour adults over age 60 spend sitting increases by 50% their risk of being disabled for activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and walking, says the study´s lead author Dorothy Dunlop, a professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Too many people "have very low levels of activity," she says.

Ukraine protests: 21 killed amid ´sniper
attacks´ as fresh fighting breaks Kiev truce
Telegraph (UK), by By David Blair, and Roland Oliphant    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/20/2014 6:55:45 AM     Post Reply
Hopes that a fresh truce could end the confrontation in Kiev were dashed on Thursday when at least 21 protesters were killed in the space of a few hours. The Telegraph saw ten corpses were laid out on the pavement beneath the awning of a cafe on the northen edge of Independence Square, where thousands of demonstrators are still camped. At least three of the bodies displayed single bullet wounds to the heads. A Reuters photographer counted a total of 21 bodies in three places on the square. One demonstrator, who gave his name as Andreiy, carried in one body

U.S. consumer debt spikes at rate not
seen since just before the Great Recession
Daily Mail [UK], by Daily Mail Reporter & Reuters    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/20/2014 6:46:53 AM     Post Reply
Americans are taking on debt at a rate not seen since just before the country spiraled into the Great Recession. Federal Reserve Bank of New York data out Tuesday indicates that consumers have slowly loosened their belts since the dark days of the recession began in ´07. But the stunningly high rate at which borrowing has risen in recent months, and the nation´s history debt-driven economic downturn, leave room to worry the data could spell impending disaster. Total consumer debt rose 2.1 percent to $11.52 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2013 from $11.28 trillion in the third quarter, the New York

Ex-con former Louisiana governor once
jailed for racketeering announces he´s
running for Congress at age 86 (with
bombshell wife, 35, by his side)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/20/2014 6:28:47 AM     Post Reply
Former federal prison inmate #03128-095 is running for Congress in Louisiana – and he happens to be the state´s former governor. Edwin Edwards, a popular pol in his day, will try to make a political comeback despite his federal racketeering conviction 12 years ago and his advanced age: The Democrat is 86 years old. [Snip] ´I´m the only hope the Democrats have here,´ the disgraced four-term governor said. And the kind of voters who will dismiss him because he´s a convicted felon, he reasoned, ´wouldn´t have voted for me anyway.´ This is not a plot from a reality show, although

  


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Prince William´s smashingly bad idea
Los Angeles Times, by Patt Morrison    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/20/2014 5:49:14 AM     Post Reply
You’d think someone whose very life and livelihood are all about history would be a little more mindful of it – even the bad bits. Of all people, Prince William, the heir presumptive to the British throne, should know something about the dangers of forgetting history, accidentally or deliberately. And yet, in his passion for the deeply, harrowingly important cause of ending the killing of animals for the ivory trade, he wants to get rid of the evidence of the crimes he wishes to expose. HRH the Duke of Cambridge told primatologist Jane Goodall that he would like to smash every one of

Big Trucks, Obama, and the Rule of Law
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/20/2014 5:40:17 AM     Post Reply
In his State of the Union address, President Obama gave the country fair warning when he said he would try to rule by executive action if Congress did not follow his orders. He began to make good on that pledge yesterday by announcing that he would enact new fuel standards for heavy-duty trucks. Along with other new regulations that are being promulgated without benefit of the approval of Congress, the big truck rule is part of the president’s effort to show the world that he is working to save the planet from climate change. But while energy efficiency and a potential

HHS Seeking Access to
‘Full Twitter Historical Data’
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/20/2014 5:35:11 AM     Post Reply
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking a “social media analytic tool” that will give the government access to “full Twitter historical data,” according to a solicitation released on Tuesday. The agency is seeking feedback for a “possible future acquisition to provide near real time social media analysis.” HHS said it wants to use the tool for “ongoing monitoring” of public health issues. HHS provides a long list of requirements, including “access to real-time social media posts,” and “access to full Twitter firehose.” The agency requires an archive that goes back at least five years of “full Twitter historical data.”

My Response to Mitt Romney
American Spectator, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/20/2014 5:31:47 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON —First Mitt Romney loses a presidential election that he was predicted to win in a walk. Then he appears some 15 months later on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” to lecture the nation on how Republicans might lose the presidential election once again. “I don’t think Bill Clinton is as relevant as Hillary Clinton if Hillary Clinton decides to run for president in 2016,” Mr. Romney opined. Perhaps he forgot that Bill was elected president 21 years ago promising that a vote for him would mean acquiring two presidents “for the price of one.” Mr. Romney, Hillary is actually pretty

Truth often lost in rumor
mill of gay hate crimes
Washington Times, by Cheryl Wetzstein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/20/2014 5:29:05 AM     Post Reply
Did you hear about the two gay dads whose daughter got a nasty rejection note for her tie-dye birthday party? Or the homophobic slurs written around an Ivy League college dorm? Or the two lesbians who came outside one day and found homophobic words spray-painted on their garage door? Thanks to the Internet, the whole nation can be driven to outrage over rude and outrageous events — events that, it turns out, never happened or were perpetrated by the “victims” themselves. Urban legend debunking sites are perpetually busy with a host of issues. Consumer products, food, celebrity exploits and political misbehavior are

  



Palin-endorsed candidate Katrina Pierson
was arrested for shoplifting in ’97
Daily Caller, by Matt K. Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/20/2014 5:25:22 AM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin has made an endorsement in Texas. She’s backing tea party leader Katrina Pierson over Rep. Pete Sessions. In a Facebook post, Palin notes that Pierson’s “life’s story is full of hardships she has fought to overcome, which taught her firsthand the importance of self-reliance, hard work, and the blessings of liberty.” One of those hardships includes a 1997 arrest for shoplifting. As the Dallas Morning News reported on Valentine’s Day, “In 1997, five days before her 21st birthday, Katrina Pierson, then named Katrina Lanette Shaddix, was arrested on a charge of theft of greater than $50 and less than $500.” Pierson,

The Guinea Pig State
Weekly Standard, by Mark Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2014 5:18:25 AM     Post Reply
On December 20, Cover Oregon—one of 14 state-based Obamacare insurance exchanges—began robocalling all Oregonians who had attempted to get health coverage through the state’s new marketplace. “If you haven’t heard from us by December 23, it is unlikely your application will be processed for January 1 insurance coverage,” said the prerecorded call. “If you want to be sure you have insurance coverage starting January 1, you have other options.” For months, an expensive ad campaign promoting the exchange had blanketed the airwaves with a twee folk song, “Long Live Oregon,” promising coverage for the state’s “loggers ... stay-at-home dads ...

Cuba: The Holodomor Next Door
National Review Online, by Robert Zubrin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2014 5:12:52 AM     Post Reply
I just got back from a business trip to Mexico. While there, I met with some Mexicans who had recently traveled to Cuba. What they told me was shocking. The Cuban people are being held on the edge of starvation. According to my Mexican friends, ordinary Cubans are not allowed to eat beef. Instead, what beef there is in Cuba is reserved for the nation’s rulers and for tourists who can pay for it with foreign exchange while staying at the all-inclusive resort hotels. It is in fact illegal to sell beef to a Cuban — not that any of them

Chris Christie´s lap-band surgery
branded a ´success´ as experts
predict he has lost 100 lbs in a year
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2014 5:04:28 AM     Post Reply
Chris Christie has lost 100 lbs since last year, deeming his weight-loss surgery a success, experts have said. The 5 ft 11 New Jersey Governor underwent lap-band surgery in February 2013 and has since slimmed down to an estimated 320 lbs - losing anywhere between 90 and 100 lbs. While the politician may still appear portly, a top bariatric-surgery expert said his mega loss means his surgery has been a success, despite speculation that his weight loss has slowed. ´We´re trying to get somebody into a healthy lifestyle and reduce their obesity-related conditions,´ Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen, president of the American Society for

First coal, now Obama wars on clowns?
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 2/20/2014 5:01:13 AM     Post Reply
Fallon: The U.S. men’s hockey team beat Russia Saturday in a dramatic finish. The Americans say they´re thrilled with the win. The Russian team is missing. Conan: Rumors abound that Russia put cameras in Sochi hotel bathrooms. When asked, Russia said, “Don’t worry, our cameras don’t work either." Conan: A photo from the Olympics in Sochi shows an elevator with nothing but “up” buttons. However, that is perfectly normal, says Sochi Olympics organizer Willie Wonka.

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