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Bill Gates: capitalism means
male baldness research gets
more funding than malaria

Wired News [UK], by Olivia Solon

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Capitalism means that there is much more research into male baldness than there is into diseases such as malaria, which mostly affect poor people, said Bill Gates, speaking at the Royal Academy of Engineering´s Global Grand Challenges Summit. "Our priorities are tilted by marketplace imperatives," he said. "The malaria vaccine in humanist terms is the biggest need. But it gets virtually no funding. But if you are working on male baldness or other things you get an order of magnitude more research funding because of the voice in the

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It is beyond infuriating for someone who became a billionaire because of capitalism now has the audacity to slam it. Governments have to step in and offset this flaw?? Last week he said he thought 0bama should be govem more power. He´s got more than enough money to fund research for malaria and his other pet causes. He´s gone absolutely mad.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lazlototh, 3/16/2013 10:09:55 PM     (No. 9228804)

Our priorities are also tilted by ecological phantoms. The West got rid of malaria with DDT and then a book was written that killed more people than the Holocaust. DDT is cheap and you can use it a few times and get rid of malaria. There´s no need for research, there´s a need for perspective. We used DDT; we didn´t kill off any bird species; we stopped using DDT and we still don´t have a problem. They could easily do this in Asia and Africa and leave male baldness to the marketplace. Bill really ought to advocate DDT instead of expensive research that seeks to substitute for the DDT miracle.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 3/16/2013 10:12:02 PM     (No. 9228805)

Another billionaire bashing capitalism.

*yawn*

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/16/2013 10:20:02 PM     (No. 9228814)

i have got an idea, quit buying his micosft product and use the equivalent free stuff from google instead. then take that money a give it to charity.

gates is a mook. this is the same guy who squashed Netscape to get a monopoly in the internet browser market. he is arrogant for just being a software guy



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/16/2013 10:22:21 PM     (No. 9228816)

I´m so tired of all these holier than thou folks. They think they can solve every problem by throwing money at it. God forbid they get their hands dirty.

That he supports Obama makes one wonder how he was bright enough to get so very rich.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: quark, 3/16/2013 10:22:41 PM     (No. 9228817)

So many diseases for so many decades have been researched. I´ve donated to some over the years but am starting to wonder if a real cure will be found or endlessly ´researched´.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/16/2013 10:27:47 PM     (No. 9228820)

Darwin (once again) speaks from the grave.

Unless we had a class of people who were really smart and could make all the hard decisions for us.....ya, let´s do that.

.....spit.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/16/2013 10:28:46 PM     (No. 9228823)

Government funding research brings us anthropological global warming scams...´nuff said.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/16/2013 10:31:56 PM     (No. 9228827)

#1: nailed it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 3/16/2013 10:34:02 PM     (No. 9228829)

Sure glad I don´t use a windows machine.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 3/16/2013 10:42:16 PM     (No. 9228835)

Well, he´s mostly wrong about capitalism but a little bit right, and he´s right in that these diseases are a great target for his wealth, and I can´t knock that. There´s a "tragedy of the commons" that happens in capitalism, and would not happen in a "perfect world". The problem is we *do* have capitalism, and nobody is going to have a "perfect world", so the *real* alternatives to capitalism are all worse. Capitalism does tend to the short-term in the short-term, and we hope that this is beneficial in the long-term. For those who want to shoot right for the long-term, I give you - Solyndra!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: joew9, 3/16/2013 10:50:31 PM     (No. 9228838)

Capitalism has already solved malaria once. Liberalism means we have to solve it yet again.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mijcraw, 3/16/2013 10:55:00 PM     (No. 9228841)

Funny, I don´t recall ever getting a free public copy of any Windows operating system or Office Suite. How can you take any person seriously after they made billions, who enjoys the fine luxuries we will never have and now thinks socialism will be better for us. When he and others like him give it all away to live like the 99%... Then we will start to hear you.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lil dotty, 3/16/2013 11:00:28 PM     (No. 9228846)

Ho hum...another day. ´He didn´t build that! Someone else built it. And to quote the ´wise latina´ don´t we throw enough money in the pot? Should we pitch in more?....(just paraphrasing here.)

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Reply 14 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 3/16/2013 11:01:16 PM     (No. 9228847)

Capitalism and the profit motive bring many excellent drugs.

Otherwise there is government funding and private funding.

If there is not a profit motive for a certain cure, then, yes, capitalism isn´t your avenue. So what. Capitalism can be defined by the profit motive. A tautology of sorts.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: Nimby, 3/16/2013 11:02:16 PM     (No. 9228848)

Easy for him to say when that ridiculous company of his puts out sub-standard products and charges the customers as though there is no tomorrow.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Penney, 3/16/2013 11:03:13 PM     (No. 9228849)

What a ridiculous statement for Bill Gates to make. Gates really needs to do a tad more research himself on the subject before he starts down THAT lefty road!

Perhaps he could begin by meeting Dr. Ben Carson and having a realistic conversation with this experienced, authentic medical & research expert and accomplished surgeon about the true merits of capitalism with regard to medical research and , indeed, the the entire health care system in Ameica.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: billp, 3/16/2013 11:07:05 PM     (No. 9228854)

Actually that´s just an ignorant statement. Both have the potential to make money and, in fact, #1 was correct, a resolution for the malaria-problem was found long ago but, as usual, liberals fouled that up. Why would anyone devote more research to find a cure for a problem like this when it´s clear the world really doesn´t care about it? If it did, we´d legalize DDT again and use it to deal with the mosquito, which would prevent malaria.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: STLstudent, 3/16/2013 11:10:42 PM     (No. 9228857)

Pretentious horse´s hind end.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Penney, 3/16/2013 11:18:04 PM     (No. 9228862)

The political activist´s statement that comes to mind, ...´´It´s not WHAT you know, but what THINK you know,´´ does seem to be an important tool of the lfty/libs´ modus opperandi. How else to explain their outrageous comments?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Penney, 3/16/2013 11:23:54 PM     (No. 9228866)

CORRECTION: ´´...but what *THEY* THINK you know.´´

Dem pols employ this verbal trickery effectively in order to sound like an authorty when they know nothing about the subject.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 3/16/2013 11:24:09 PM     (No. 9228867)

Did he bring his jar of mosquitos to the podium and release them?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: jimK1, 3/16/2013 11:26:14 PM     (No. 9228869)

In Bill´s case he really didn´t build that, he stole it from Apple, made a few cosmetic changes and called it Windows - and he got away with it. His genius was his ability to sell crap to everyone and make them think they got something really great. I give Bill credit, but not for being a software genius.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: noparallel, 3/16/2013 11:28:14 PM     (No. 9228872)

Bill shows that just because you have a lot of money doesn´t mean you are smart.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: pouncer, 3/16/2013 11:28:22 PM     (No. 9228873)

Enlightening point...Bill Gates is a secular humanist.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/16/2013 11:29:38 PM     (No. 9228874)

This is coming from the guy who made millions from US customers but gives charity money outside of the US.

#1 My mother oiled the bed springs with DDT during spring cleaning to make sure we didn´t have bed bugs. She lived into her 90´s. It was cheap and effective.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Hazymac, 3/16/2013 11:30:51 PM     (No. 9228876)

#1 makes the enduring point. Gates´s tens of billions of dollars in tax sheltered earmarked charity money is, sorry to say, going to be mostly wasted (as are most foundation expenditures) because he and his buddy Warren Buffett, although among the greatest earners in history, are notoriously naïve on subjects outside their areas of expertise.

History will record that after DDT almost eradicated malaria by the early 1970s, Luddite environmentalist Rachel Carson wrote the book (Silent Spring, 1962) that started the movement that led to the banning of DDT in 1972 by Nixon´s fledgling EPA, and as a result some 110,000,000 human beings have died needlessly. The total count of malaria cases is about sixteen billion in the past forty years. Big Green´s death toll on malaria alone--never mind their genocidal efforts to keep cheap and affordable electricity from spreading to desperately poor countries--since 1972 is greater than all the battlfield deaths in the Twentieth Century, combined. If you think about it, that´s quite an accomplishment.

Junk Science´s Malaria Clock keeps a running total of the misery caused by the Green movement (link below). Read it and weep.

http://junksciencearchive.com/malaria_clock.html

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Reply 27 - Posted by: steveracer, 3/16/2013 11:34:58 PM     (No. 9228881)

Easy for Bill Gates to say. He has his billions. He made his billions on the backs of others. He truly is the 1 percent we should all hate.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jl80863, 3/16/2013 11:39:09 PM     (No. 9228885)

Funny, he didn´t talk that way when employing quasi-legal actions to destroy his competion. Another liberal hypocrite billionaire.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Newtsche, 3/16/2013 11:42:21 PM     (No. 9228889)

What is Gates doing these days other than offering up ill-considered pronouncements?



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Reply 30 - Posted by: dvc, 3/16/2013 11:55:50 PM     (No. 9228896)

Earth to Bill: If YOU think it is important, then spend YOUR money on it. Otherwise, SHUT UP.

I will spend MY money on problems that I think are important, without regard to your opinion, whatsoever.

If you disagree, my response is SO WHAT? Thank God, that you do NOT run the world, even though you think you should, you arrogant ass. Because you were able to make a bunch of money does not actually mean you are smarter than us.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: EQKimball, 3/17/2013 12:31:58 AM     (No. 9228911)

Ah yes, the beauty of centralized planning: When people see a line formed on the sidewalk and get into it. Maybe it will be shoes, maybe milk, maybe meat. Who cares? The planners have botched the production of all three.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Twiggy, 3/17/2013 1:35:18 AM     (No. 9228933)

Screwd by the EPA and now they are looking for solutions. The DDT scare was declared a scam years ago, Why haven´t they been using it to save lives in Africa instead of buying nets. There is no cure for stupid.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/17/2013 1:47:56 AM     (No. 9228935)

Yes #24, he is also an avowed athiest, a condition that I equate with willful ignorance. I can accept an agnostic because nobody really know for sure. But at least agnostics admit that there is a possibility of a higher power and there may be more than what we see and feel. But to outright deny any possibilty of something you really don´t know is wilfull ignorance. It is to say that it is impossible even though there is no way to prove it. They might as well insist that gravity doesn´t exist.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: annie xango, 3/17/2013 1:56:12 AM     (No. 9228938)

AND ..he has an ugly house!!!!!!!!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/17/2013 2:13:38 AM     (No. 9228942)

He only does because his wife tells him he ought to do it.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: leonardo, 3/17/2013 2:31:27 AM     (No. 9228947)

Why does the media and some of the public assume that if someone has expertise in one field, that he has suddenly become an oracle of divine wisdom on other subjects. Just look at Obama:
a bitter Marxist Community Organizer and master politician who suddenly decides that he can run every aspect of Americans´ lives. Yep, just inflate those tires to their proper pressure and your problems will be over!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: wsdiego, 3/17/2013 2:43:58 AM     (No. 9228951)

Hey Bill! Killing mosquitoes with DDT does the job! You must live under a rock!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: FilAm, 3/17/2013 3:15:48 AM     (No. 9228958)

Shut up Bill!!!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Shucky, 3/17/2013 3:34:22 AM     (No. 9228965)

another rich socialist-in-words-only talking the talk but not walking the walk.

bill, give your entire fortune and live in a slum, then we´ll talk. until then, you are just trying to protect your immense wealth.

nothing is more pathetic than that.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bob913, 3/17/2013 3:51:32 AM     (No. 9228968)

He doesn´t spend his money. He has a charity setup as a tax haven. His net worth does not really go down.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: StuartL, 3/17/2013 4:11:21 AM     (No. 9228975)

There is more blood -- most of it that of African children -- on Rachel [unprintable epithet] Carson´s hands than there is on Josef Stalin´s.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Raisedright, 3/17/2013 5:19:35 AM     (No. 9228986)

With regard to attracting more kids to STEM majors, I would submit that the very technology that Gates has used to make his billions has done more to dumb down this country than anything else. So kids take majors like gender studies rather than engineering. All they become are good drone pilots. My wife and I never had a video game system in the house until our kids were in college. Then we bought a wii for exercise Our eldest daughter is graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering this spring. Parents - never fall into the temptation of buying a video game babysitter. Your kids will thank you later. It is called deferred gratification.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 3/17/2013 6:07:52 AM     (No. 9228998)

Heard Bill has Aspergers...now I believe it.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: judy, 3/17/2013 7:02:05 AM     (No. 9229016)

The only people who hate capitalism is the billionaires who made their $$$$ from capitalism....

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/17/2013 7:18:28 AM     (No. 9229030)

So if Gates doesn´t like it, why doesn´t he donate some of his billions to malaria research? Hypocrit.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: franq, 3/17/2013 7:38:11 AM     (No. 9229041)

Nothing I could add. Great posts, all.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: judy, 3/17/2013 7:45:41 AM     (No. 9229048)

I suggest the millions he gave to the phony global warming hype should have gone to malaria research..

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Reply 48 - Posted by: MissMann, 3/17/2013 7:47:40 AM     (No. 9229049)

It´s made him a billionaire. If he chooses to donate to malaria research (or convince the freaking governments to start using DDT again!) then nothing is stopping him.

Without capitalism and a market driven economy, that choice is no longer available.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 3/17/2013 7:56:01 AM     (No. 9229064)

If you go to the www.grants.gov website and run searches for "baldness" and "hair loss" you may get results, but an examination of the grants includes none relating to baldness research, either for men or women. On the other hand, if you do a search for "malaria" you get results in the open grant opportunities database for over $200 million in taxpayer-funded grants. All of it goes to activities in other countries. If Bill is whining about how private companies spend their research dollars, he is overreaching. What other companies do with their research dollars is not his business.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 3/17/2013 8:46:14 AM     (No. 9229108)

It´s called liberty, free choice, free market, laissez-faire, among other things. It´s the way the world seems to work best. The Soviets tried another way - the central command economy, government by experts, committees and bureaucrats, top down priorities, quotas, 5 year plans, government goals etc. etc. etc. That sounded good on paper to a lot of people like Bill Gates. In practice, however, it did not work as advertised.

Far from being respected and listened to as oracles on matters of wide social, political and economic important, abnormal specimens like Gates, Bloomberg, Soros, Buffett and any number of other mega-rich plutocrats really should be regarded as impaired, unbalanced, out of touch idiot-savants possessed of highly specialized remarkable abilities in a single area. Like the blind creatures crawling across the ocean floor at immense depths, they are superbly adapted for a single function, that of making money in a free economy. Their opinions on anything and everything else ought to be regarded as worse than worthless. They are, or ought to be, the last people in the world anyone should consult for advice about matters beyond their extremely constricted ken.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: vesicant, 3/17/2013 10:12:39 AM     (No. 9229237)

The Gates Foundation claims to have given $3.4 billion to research on malaria. Since that´s money Gates made from capitalism, I´d say capitalism is working pretty well.

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Health/Malaria

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Reply 52 - Posted by: ohyababy, 3/17/2013 10:22:56 AM     (No. 9229254)

Yup, now that he´s got his..... HYPOCRITE!

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Reply 53 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/17/2013 11:05:22 AM     (No. 9229314)

Socialism means gay marriage gets more attention than jobs. Bill Gates should have stayed with microsoft. I have no interest in Bill Gates telling the world how it should be ran.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: zoidberg, 3/17/2013 11:16:04 AM     (No. 9229333)

Unfortunately, because of overuse of DDT, mosquitoes developed resistance. But it is being used effectively to fight malaria, mostly in South Africa.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/17/2013 11:26:20 AM     (No. 9229357)

WELL Billy, pay for it out of your own huge pockets if you think it´s a worthy endeavor...don´t just whine about it.

By the way, when is your company ever going to come out with a bug free product?

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Reply 56 - Posted by: caddyjak, 3/18/2013 3:19:17 PM     (No. 9231450)

Do you have to be ugly to be a computer geek?

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Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Prigg    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 6:57:50 PM     Post Reply
Google has patented a smart contact lens that could see its Glass wearable computer fit inside a smart lens. The firm has already developed a contact lens for diabetics analyses their tears, warning them if their glucose levels are low. Now it has revealed plans for a lens with a camera built in - opening the possibility of its Glass system being shrunk down significantly, offering features such as ´superzoom´ to wearers and even helping the blind see. According to PatentBolt, the system could even be used to help the blind see. ´For example, a blind person wearing Google´s contact lens with a

Holder: Comments About My Treatment
Were About ‘Civility,’ Not Racism
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 6:48:12 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out last week on his treatment by Congress, with the implication that it may have to do with his race. However, Holder cleared up to The Huffington Post that his comments were not about race, they were meant to reflect the current level of partisan “incivility” in Washington. The media buzzed for days about whether Holder played the race card, but the attorney general explained HuffPost last Friday, “I didn’t say there was a racial component. I was very careful not to say that.” When he was talking about his unfair treatment to Al Sharpton‘s National Action

Michael Eric Dyson, Schultz Accuse
Brit Hume and Fox of ‘Race-Baiting’
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 6:39:59 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, the guests on MSNBC’s The Ed Show responded to the members of Fox News Sunday‘s panel, which largely dismissed Attorney General Eric Holder‘s assertion that his race motivates his critics. MSNBC host Ed Schultz and Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson attacked the panel for lacking diversity and said that some of its members, and Fox News analyst Brit Hume specifically, were guilty of “race-baiting.” “So, the color of your skin will determine if you get disrespect or not?” Schultz asked. Dyson agreed. “When I looked around that table and saw the enormous diversity of both skin, and

President Obama: Pope Francis Consistent
with My Understanding of Jesus
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 3:00:32 PM     Post Reply
On 60 Minutes Sunday, CBS aired an interview with President Obama about his impression of Pope Francis after he met with the Pontiff at the Vatican in March. “He’s a wonderful man. He projects the kind of humility and kindness that is consistent with my understanding, at least, of Jesus’ teachings,” Obama explained. Obama also praised the Pope’s simplicity and spirituality. “I suspect, my sense is, is that he’s a little bit uncomfortable with all the trappings of being Pope,” he said. “That’s not his style, and that is part of why I think he has been so embraced around



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Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
Being African American

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/13/2014 9:14:46 PM     Post Reply
On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
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Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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