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The Weaponized Rhetoric of Jihad

18th December 2014

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A non-Muslim who studies Islamic law in any depth soon learns that certain words have different meanings in Islam than they do in ordinary usage. Terms used in Islamic law that have specialized definitions include justice, peace, freedom, innocent, human rights, terrorism, slander, and any number of other seemingly commonplace English words and phrases.

Spokesmen for Islamic organization — and particularly those for Muslim Brotherhood front groups — rely on our ignorance about these “terms of art”. One reason that they are winning their information war with the West is that we simply do not understand what they really mean when they use these deliberately misleading words.

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North Kansas City School District Apologizes for Taking Away Blind Child’s Cane

18th December 2014

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Eight-year-old Dakota Nafzinger attends Gracemor Elementary School. Rachel Nafzinger said school staff took away her son’s cane as punishment for bad behavior on the bus and then gave him a swimming pool noodle to use as a substitute.

The school wouldn’t go on camera, but North Kansas City School District Spokeswoman Michelle Cronk confirmed taking away Dakota’s cane, calling it school property that was given to him when he enrolled. They said they took it away after he reportedly hit someone with it and wanted to prevent him from hurting himself or others.

Perhaps he was being bullied. Doesn’t sound as if they investigated the incident at all.

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‘Queer Black and Person of Color Artists’ Claim Responsibility for Lynching Effigies at Berkeley

17th December 2014

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And there you have it.

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Barack and Michelle, Victims of Racism!

17th December 2014

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Pretty much everyone is all over this story, but what the heck: why not pile on? The Obamas are trying to catch the wave of racism that supposedly is sweeping across the land. They may live in the White House, but hey–they are still subjected to racial bias. No, they don’t mean getting preferential treatment when applying to colleges and law schools, or being taken seriously as a presidential candidate after two undistinguished years in the Senate, or getting a $300,000 job with a hospital for no discernible reason.

 

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Millennials Exit the Federal Workforce as Government Jobs Lose Their Allure

17th December 2014

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Six years after candidate Barack Obama vowed to make working for government “cool again,” federal hiring of young people is instead tailing off and many millennials are heading for the door.

The share of the federal workforce under the age of 30 dropped to 7 percent this year, the lowest figure in nearly a decade, government figures show.

Heh.

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Thought for the Day

17th December 2014

“Jeb’s a nice guy, and would certainly be a better President than Obama — but, then, my cat would be a better President than Obama, and I don’t own a cat.”

Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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The Obama Coalition in Action

17th December 2014

Steve Sailer pulls back the curtain.

The exchanges during marches have been even sharper at times. One night in Oakland, African Americans staged an alternative demonstration to avoid “march-jacking” by mostly white megaphone-wielders.

“We’re all trying to make sure the white guys with megaphones don’t take over the whole conversation,” said Eileen Santos, 37, a Filipino resident of Berkeley who has been to several marches. “We’re having more brown and black voices, and that’s good.” …

The conflict has been most visible with clashes between predominantly young white vandals and black people who try to stop them. Several times in Oakland and Berkeley, African American residents have run out of their houses to yell at white vandals who split away from protests to burn and smash things in the street.

“I cannot stand the spoiled, white privileged kids in masks — and yes, that’s what most of them look like — trying to take over the message by destroying things,” said Moni Law, 54, a housing counselor who lives in Berkeley. She and other black demonstrators have blocked groups from breaking windows at several marches, as have white activists.

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Hero Mom Calls Into CSPAN to Berate Her Arguing Pundit Sons

17th December 2014

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Everybody knows that the best part about CSPAN is the unpredictable nature of the show’s call-in segments, where regular hosts and guests do an admirable job of fielding unusual questions with no advance warning. But brothers Brad and Dallas Woodhouse are now the champions of awkward CSPAN calls, after the politically divided brothers ended up taking a call from their mom.

“Oh God, it’s mom,” Dallas Woodhouse said as soon as “Joy” from North Carolina started to speak.

Know how they feel.

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ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster than Statisticians Can Count

17th December 2014

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Muslims have always been overachievers in that respect.

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Jeb Bush Announces He’s ‘Actively Exploring’ 2016 Run

17th December 2014

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Much the same way as one’s tongue explores the hole where a tooth used to be, I trust.

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Doctors Can Now Successfully 3D Print A Knee Joint

16th December 2014

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Better and better.

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Hit Me Harder, I’ve Been Bad!

16th December 2014

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Mocking treasured liberal slogans is as easy as shooting (bicycle-riding) fish in a barrel.

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Democrats Demand Better Protections for Transgender Illegal Immigrant Children

16th December 2014

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Slow news day.

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Thought for the Day

16th December 2014

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The Media Heroine of the Australian Terrorism Counterbacklash Has Some Issues

16th December 2014

Steve Sailer connects the dots.

But even before the murders actually happened, the media was moving on to the real story: its fears of a backlash against Muslims, and the one brave woman, Melbourne writer Tessa Kum, who courageously tweeted her opposition to this theoretical but widely hoped for / denounced backlash. Tessa’s tweet is a genuine Big Story with Google News listing her in 88 news articles.

All you have to do is put the boot in when helping the Crust beat up on somebody in order to be praised for your ‘courage’, like a little kid smiling up at his big brother when he adds his pathetic little kick to the guy who is on the ground.

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Feds Graciously Agree Not to Steal Restaurateur’s Bank Account

16th December 2014

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Federal prosecutors have stopped trying to steal $33,000 from an Iowa restaurateur who irked the IRS by making deposits of less than $10,000. The New York Times highlighted the case in October, noting that federal law lets the IRS “seize accounts on suspicion, no crime required.”

Mrs. Lady’s, Carole Hinders’ Mexican restaurant in Arnolds Park, does not take credit cards, so she has a lot of cash to deposit. There is nothing illegal about that, although the Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions to report deposits of $10,000 or more. Deliberately keeping deposits below that threshold to avoid the reporting requirement is a crime (known as “structuring”), but Hinders was never charged with it. Instead federal prosecutors argued that her bank account had facilitated the crime of structuring, making it subject to civil forfeiture.

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Oh Look, NYC Corrections Officers Union Blocking Reforms, Investigations at Rikers Island

16th December 2014

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

(Look for … the Union label….)

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Common Core Champion NYS Education Commissioner Resigns, Takes Post in Obama Administration

16th December 2014

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‘And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.’

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Vandalized: Residence of U-M Student Who Dared to Mock Trigger Warnings

16th December 2014

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Omar Mahmood is a student at the University of Michigan. He considers himself a political conservative and a Muslim. And until recently, he enjoyed writing for both of the campus’s newspapers: the institutional, liberal paper, The Michigan Daily, and the conservative alternative paper, The Michigan Review.

After penning a satirical op-ed for The Review that mocked political correctness and trigger warnings, The Daily ordered him to apologize to an anonymous staffer who was offended and felt “threatened” by him. He refused and was fired.

Last week, he became the victim of what The College Fix has described as a “hate crime.” The doorway of his apartment was vandalized in the middle of the night; the perpetrators pelted the door with eggs and scribbled notes like “shut the fuck up” and “everyone hates you you violent prick.” They left copies of the offending column and a print-out picture of Satan.

The column that caused such a controversy, “Do the Left Thing,” was published in The Review last month. It’s a first-person narrative in which Mahmood pretends to be a left-handed person who is offended by the institutional patriarchy of right-handedness.

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Latin American Officials Advise Illegals With Criminal Records at Amnesty ‘Coming-Out Party’

16th December 2014

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At the largest amnesty workshop to date in Los Angeles, government officials from Mexico and El Salvador advised illegal immigrants, some of whom had criminal records, on President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty program.

And who could blame them? They love that their criminals are moving to the U.S.

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Pakistan Taliban Kill Scores in Peshawar School Massacre

16th December 2014

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At least 126 people, mostly children, have been killed in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.

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A Man of Peace

15th December 2014

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Back in 2009 Sheikh Haron, the allegedly late alleged hostage-taker in Sydney, was arrested and charged with sending hate mail to the families of deceased Australian soldiers. He was a self-declared man of peace in those days. He said, “This pen is my gun, and these words are my bullets.”

I’m sure everyone believed him back then, just as they are now expressing their solidarity with self-declared “peaceful” Muslims and warning against a “backlash”.

By the way — also in 2009, in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre, General George Casey Jr., the Army chief of staff, famously said: “It would be a shame — as great a tragedy as this was — it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well.”

Some things never change.

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Force Google News to Stay in Spain, Newspaper Association Tells Government

15th December 2014

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As Scott Shackford noted last week, Google News is pulling out of Spain after the newspaper industry there, represented by the Asociación de Editores de Diarios Españoles (AEDE) successfully lobbied to force newspapers to charge Google for the inclusion of their content in news search results. Yes, really. Since Google News makes no money, Google found this a bit rich and decided to close shop rather than hemorrhage cash for the privilege of including Spanish newspaper results. Now, the AEDE wants Spanish and European Union government officials to force Google to keep the local edition of Google News operating. And, presumably, paying newspapers.

Franco may be dead, but the Fascist spirit apparently lives on.

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Sandy Hook Parents Join With Democrat Lobbyist to Sue Bushmaster Firearms

15th December 2014

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Because it’s totally the company’s fault that some insane kid stole one of their products and killed a bunch of kids in a gun-free zone. Totally.

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Martin Freeman Returns to The Office as The Hobbit’s Bilbo Baggins

15th December 2014

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When asked what he has he been up to in the hilarious clip, Bilbo replies: “I went on a quest I saved middle earth and became a bit of a hero.

“I did the noble thing and turned down loads of treasure….and so yeah the brave Bilbo Baggins now works in a paper company, selling over the phone and I drive a Jetta.”

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Sydney Cafe Siege Sparks Terror Fears

15th December 2014

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TV Showing Cafe’s Customers With Hands Up; Islamic Flag Displayed.

It wasn’t clear if the attack was linked to hard-line Islamist groups, such as Islamic State, which have been the focus of a crackdown by authorities in recent weeks.

Just another day in the Religion of Peace. Nothing to see here — move along, move along….

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Attacks on Banks, Paid For By Banks?

15th December 2014

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Of course, if the Democrats want to base their 2016 campaign on anti-bank populism, they will have to deal with the fact that the financial industry contributed more money to Barack Obama’s campaigns than any industry has contributed to any candidate in the nation’s history. Why might that be? The Democratic Party is, and has been for a long time, the party of Wall Street. The congruence between the Obama administration’s policies and Goldman Sachs’s interests is almost perfect. Will Elizabeth Warren really disrupt that alliance? Or will banks fund the Democrats’ demagogic attacks on themselves? The latter, I suspect. Wall Street will assume that Warren is a hypocrite, whereas I think she is just a liar.

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Can a Simple Algebra Test Predict Programming Aptitude?

14th December 2014

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Shown above, our students’ performance on the algebra test predicts their future performance on programming tasks. As with all studies involving human subjects, there’s a fair amount of variance and outliers (e.g. the highly-rated student who scored only a 52% on the algebra test). But we can still confidently say that a student who scores a 75% or higher on the test will most likely be an above-average programmer, whereas a student who scores 60% or below will most likely be a below-average programmer.

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The Irregular Verbs

14th December 2014

Steven Pinker gets his nerd on.

The irregulars are defiantly quirky. Thousands of verbs monotonously take the -ed suffix for their past tense forms, but ring mutates to rang, not ringed, catch becomes caught, hit doesn’t do anything, and go is replaced by an entirely different word, went (a usurping of the old past tense of to wend, which itself once followed the pattern we see in send-sent and bend-bent). No wonder irregular verbs are banned in “rationally designed” languages like Esperanto and Orwell’s Newspeak — and why recently a woman in search of a nonconformist soul-mate wrote a personal ad that began, “Are you an irregular verb?”

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All I Want for Christmas Is a Vitamix: The Kitchen Gift Guide

14th December 2014

Megan McArdle,  in addition to being a very sound writer, is also a foodie. Here’s her gift guide for the foodie(s) in your life.

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122 Things Everyone Should Know About Investing and the Economy

14th December 2014

The Motley Fool tells you what you need to know.

9. Wealth is relative. As comedian Chris Rock said, “If Bill Gates woke up with Oprah’s money he’d jump out the window.”

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Could a New Injectable Gel Save Lives on the Battlefield?

14th December 2014

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Blood, as the vital and life-sustaining passageway through the body, has a strong incentive to flow as easily as possible — in all cases except that of injury. With a cut or larger bleeding injury, platelets rush to the opening, part of the body’s desperate action to cut off what had moments ago flowed so freely. That switch takes time, and as good as platelets are, in trauma situations or on the battlefield, they might not work fast enough unaided. Now, a team of scientists at Texas A&M, Harvard, and MIT just developed an injectable gel that uses synthetic nanoplatelets to staunch the bleeding.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

14th December 2014

And Your Bird Can Sing

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Kling’s List

14th December 2014

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Arnold Kling‘s Not What They Had in Mind is a short book which lays out why he thinks the financial meltdown of 2008 happened. It costs 87 cents on Amazon Kindle and is an easy read, as economics books go.

His basic theory is that each generation of regulators creates an unintentional policy bomb from the ruins of the most recent crisis. They prepare to fight the last economic disaster and prepare the ground for the next one. One of his key graphs is a timeline of regulatory regimes starting from the 1934 National Housing Act until the 2004 Housing Interim Goals set for 2005-2008. They regs as they stood in 2008 were just the thing to prevent the disasters of the previous decades, but unfortunately that was not the crisis they faced.

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Al-Hazar Has Spoken

14th December 2014

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The following pronouncement originated with Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Rulings by Al-Azhar are instructive, because there is no higher authority on Sunni Islamic doctrine. The institution is the closest equivalent to the Vatican that can be found in Islam.

Al-Azhar has now declined to pronounce takfir against the Islamic State, which would have placed the Caliph and his followers outside of Islam. This raises an important question: if Al-Azhar — whose scholars know more about Sunni Islam than anyone else in the world — will not anathematize ISIS, how can dilettantes such as Barack Obama and David Cameron declare so confidently that the Islamic State “has nothing to do with Islam”?

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When You’re Really Serious about Channukah

13th December 2014

Menosaurus Rex? copy

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Thought for the Day

13th December 2014

Democrats copy

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Turkey “Improves” Education

13th December 2014

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Systematic Islamist indoctrination in Turkey is becoming less stealthy.

Education is the new battlefield. Turkey’s government is pushing to advance its declared policy goal of “raising devout (Muslim) generations.”

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Islamization: The Thousand-Year Crime Against Germany and the Peoples of Europe

13th December 2014

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Reminder for the dimwitted: Islam is an oppressive totalitarian ideology masquerading as a religion with which no co-existence is possible.

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Lois Lerner Emails Show Obama’s Justice Department Assisted IRS to Target Conservative Groups

13th December 2014

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Get Those Kids Out of Here

13th December 2014

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Officials in San Luis Obispo, California, plan to buy houses in certain neighborhoods and sell them with deed restrictions requiring they be owner occupied. The goal is to keep college students from living in those neighborhoods.

Hey, you know what college students are like. (Mostly white and Asian….)

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Diversity TV

13th December 2014

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Pay real attention to the commercials for just one night instead of making a sandwich. You will quickly notice there is an heirarchy of correctness for commercials on Planet Diversity.

There is equality of one sort: Married men of all races are hen-pecked morons whose wives are much smarter and more attractive. The pathetic idiots never know what cereal to eat or which laxative to use. It’s a miracle they can dress themselves and locate their jobs.

Black people are always cooler, smarter, and hipper than white people in commercials. Any doofus will be white. The guy with the “wrong” phone or computer will be white and uncool. Black people can be cutely wacky, like the football player who gets excited when his number comes up at the deli. But they can never be stupid, bad, ugly, or subservient.

Asians do not exist except very rarely as part of the wallpaper in a crowd scene and identifiable Jews do not exist at all. Any women who are “acting stupidly”, will also be unattractive. An example is “Helen” the bad dancer at the high school dance where JJ Watt appears. But in most ad “storylines”, women will be thin, pretty, and in charge.

Children of all races are smarter than adults, but particularly their fathers. Father not only no longer knows “best”; he knows next to nothing. He is lectured by his offspring about phones, computers, cars, and his own investments. Without kids to tell him what’s what, he would be probably be homeless. Once again, played for humor, but part of the relentless assault on everything male, traditional, or authoritative. Government is Big Daddy, Sugar Daddy, and Baby Daddy now; no need for any real flesh-and-blood fathers.

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A Streetcar Named Liar

13th December 2014

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Everything you’ve heard from the city of Portland about its streetcar lines is a lie. That seems to be the conclusion of the latest review of the operation by the city of Portland’s own city auditor.

Portland Streetcar, the private organization contracted to run the streetcar for the city, claims to have met the city’s on-time goals. The audit finds that it hasn’t. Portland Streetcar claims to have increased ridership by 500,000 riders in fiscal year 2014. The audit finds that that Portland Streetcar overstated ridership by 19 percent and actually ridership was 1.1 million trips less than claimed.

The auditor is also unimpressed by claims that the streetcar has generated billions of dollars worth of economic development. “Based on studies [Portland Bureau of Transportation] provided to us,” says the audit, “we conclude this research has yet to describe a causal relationship of how streetcars may affect economic development.” In other words, it’s just another fabrication.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Government May Subsidize White Potatoes for Low-Income Women, Children Nutrition Program

13th December 2014

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But only if they’re Irish. (Don’t tell Michelle; she’ll blow a gasket on all those carbs.)

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Blog News

13th December 2014

My Macintosh is sick, so blogging will be light until it gets fixed.

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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

13th December 2014

Science-Fiction Door Decals. You, too, can live behind an airlock door.

Stun Gun iPhone Case. Now you’re talkin’.

Neck Massager with Wireless Remote Control.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

12th December 2014

Al Qaeda militant wanted for plotting to bomb NYC subways killed in raid, Pakistan military says

Navy engineer tried to steal schematics of aircraft carrier, feds say

ISIS-linked terrorist vows revenge against Lebanon after wife kidnapped

Death of an American ‘Infidel’ in Abu Dhabi

Interpol Alert Seeks Arrest of MB’s Qaradawi

Isis takes control of northern Libyan town

US, NATO forces hold ceremony marking end of Afghan combat mission

Ambassador says US didn’t know about talks to free hostage killed during Yemen raid

Islamic State intends to mint its own coins

Syria says Israeli airstrikes hit near Damascus

Nephew of Israeli Teens’ Murderer Attempted Terrorist Attack

81 percent expect ISIS attack on US, majority says keep Gitmo open

Explosion rocks US-Yemeni military base

Suicide bomber targets bus of Afghan soldiers

US ends control of Afghan prison

Palestinians, Israelis clash in West Bank after Palestinian minister’s death

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Greenpeace Mars Peruvian Nazca Lines Site

11th December 2014

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In connection with the UN Climate Change conference in Peru (Ronald Bailey writes about that here) Greenpeace activists marched across the off-limits Peruvian site of the world-famous Nazca Lines, near its iconic hummingbird, leaving foot marks which the Peruvian government says marred the site, in order to lay out huge yellow cloth reading “TIME FOR CHANGE The Future is Renewable Greenpeace.”

Greenpeace is composed of people whose universe didn’t exist until they were born, and  who consider themselves the crown of creation.

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Ten Ways the Mafia and Islam Are Similar

11th December 2014

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Gee, I’ve been saying that for years.

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Thought for the Day

11th December 2014

Gomez and Uncle Fester divide up the world.

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