DYSPEPSIA GENERATION

We have seen the future, and it sucks.

‘ Why I can’t stop reading Mormon housewife blogs’

15th November 2014

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I’m a young, feminist atheist who can’t bake a cupcake. Why am I addicted to the shiny, happy lives of these women?

Another victim of Identity Politics and Voice of the Crust stares through the bars of her ideology at the Happy Hunting Ground in which she will never get to live.

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The Loneliest President Since Nixon

15th November 2014

Peggy Noonan understands the dialectic.

Mr. Obama is doing what he knows how to do—stare them down and face them off. But his circumstances have changed. He used to be a conquering hero, now he’s not. On the other hand he used to have to worry about public support. Now, with no more elections before him, he has the special power of the man who doesn’t care.

I have never seen a president in exactly the position Mr. Obama is, which is essentially alone. He’s got no one with him now. The Republicans don’t like him, for reasons both usual and particular: They have had no good experiences with him. The Democrats don’t like him, for their own reasons plus the election loss. Before his post-election lunch with congressional leaders, he told the press that he will judiciously consider any legislation, whoever sends it to him, Republicans or Democrats. His words implied that in this he was less partisan and more public-spirited than the hacks arrayed around him. It is for these grace notes that he is loved. No one at the table looked at him with colder, beadier eyes than outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , who clearly doesn’t like him at all.

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Vladimir Putin delivered the unkindest cut, patting Mr. Obama’s shoulder reassuringly. Normally that’s Mr. Obama’s move, putting his hand on your back or shoulder as if to bestow gracious encouragement, needy little shrimp that you are. It’s a dominance move. He’s been doing it six years. This time it was Mr. Putin doing it to him. The president didn’t like it.

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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

15th November 2014

Magnetic Shoe Closures.

Uzi Tactical Pen.

Hexagonal Shelving.

Cutting board with built-in knife sharpener.

Kinglock self-tightening nut.

Light-Casting Gloves.

Solar-Powered System Extracts Drinking Water From The Air.

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GamerGate: How the Media Gave Away America

14th November 2014

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After Tuesday, I don’t know that I can call myself a liberal anymore.

It’s not that I don’t want to call myself a liberal. After all, as I understand liberal ideals, I still believe in most of them, if not all of them.  No, I guess I’m not a liberal anymore because Bustle, The Verge, Salon, Polygon, Kotaku, Gamasutra, The Mary Sue, The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, and others spent the last 2 months telling me I’m no longer wanted as an unashamed, voting liberal.  They did this based on my primary hobby and the Y chromosome I was born with.  They did this after some of them told me I was dead or needed to die for the crime of holding my primary hobby as a part of my identity.  They did this because some people I don’t know made threats against people I’d never heard of before; subsequently, I was told I needed to die because of my Y chromosome and my hobby.

One of the clichés of politics is that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. Here we see that notion made flesh and dwelling amongst us.

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Table Settings at the Cannibal Feast

14th November 2014

Sara Hoyt reminds us of certain Eternal Truths.

Revolutions like the US, which changed governance but didn’t presume to change the way people worked, in their minds and hearts, don’t turn into cannibal feasts. OTOH revolutions like the French, where people descended/aspired to changing the names of the weekdays and the months, in order to construct a completely different humanity, inevitably end up in a pile of blood-soaked corpses.

But the SJWs believe it does. They believe someone who is born with more victim cards, even if the person was in fact born very wealthy and never experienced a day’s hardship, immediately can judge them and tell them when they’re exhibiting “privilege” which is a taint that attaches to other seemingly arbitrary characteristics, no matter how poor or downtrodden people born with them are.

“SJW” means “Social Justice Warrior” and you know who they are.

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“I don’t care if you landed a spacecraft on a comet, your shirt is sexist and ostracizing.”

14th November 2014

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No one knows why Taylor chose to wear that shirt on television during a massive scientific mission. From what we can tell, a woman who goes by the name of Elly Prizeman on Twitter made the shirt for him, and is just as bewildered as he must be that anyone might be upset about her creation. But none of that actually matters. What matters is the fact that no one at ESA saw fit to stop him from representing the Space community with clothing that demeans 50 percent of the world’s population. No one asked him to take it off, because presumably they didn’t think about it. It wasn’t worth worrying about.

Of course, if he’d been black, nobody would have dared open his (or, more accurately, her) mouth about it.

Of course, if he’d been black, he wouldn’t be involved in landing a spacecraft on a comet.

But this merely illustrates that for some people (even in the supposedly ‘technical’ press) their political agenda intrudes on every aspect of their lives — they still haven’t gotten over the fact that the only people who have been to the moon were white and male.

UPDATE: John C. Wright addes the choicest comment: ‘If I wrote this in a parody SFF story, no editor would buy it. It is too far beyond belief.’

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

14th November 2014

Agency claims Iran still working toward nukes

UN report says Iran is stalling nuclear weapons probe

Inside a village under siege: How one of the most peaceful corners of England was turned into a state of anarchy by Libyan cadets accused of rape and violence… that left residents in constant fear

Reported Islamist Plot Against Queen Underscores Security Threat

US-led airstrikes target ISIS leaders in Iraq

Obama approves sending up to 1,500 more US troops to Iraq

Suicide attack on Kabul police station kills at least 1

Against looming deadline, diplomats from US, EU, Iran discuss deal on Tehran nuclear program

Agency claims Iran still working toward nukes

US faces last best chance on Iran nuke deal

Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens At School Assembly In Nigeria

Qaradawi Calls Muslims to Arms Against Israel and the Jews

Palestinian Terrorists Stab Israelis in Separate Incidents

Veterans, families, sue six banks claiming they helped Iran fund terror groups

Iraqi army has driven out Islamic State militants from refinery town of Beiji, state TV says

US troops arrive in Iraq’s Anbar province amid ISIS fight

Yemeni officials: Shiite rebels clash with security guards at Sanaa airport; 4 killed

Militant group in Egypt pledges allegiance to Islamic State

Suicide bomber kills 48 students in Nigeria

ISIS in Retreat in Iraq, Maybe, May Be Moving to Unite With Al Qaeda Components in Syria

Syrian boy purportedly fakes death to save girl in viral video

Intel memo shows NYC ax attacker’s online obsession with radical Islam

Palestinian song glorifies terror trend of driving into crowds

Iraqi forces retake most of strategic oil town

Iraqi Shiite militias grow brutal in anti-IS fight

Reporter’s notebook: The making of ‘Fallujah…10 years on’

US Navy sailors harassed, assaulted in Turkey

‘White Widow’ terrorist killed by Russian sniper, reports say

US faces uphill battle in Iraq’s Anbar

Iran denies nuclear scientist killed in Syria: IRNA

Iraqi forces advance in bid for Baiji refinery

Russia Signs Deal To Build Nuclear Reactors In Iran

ISIS, Al Qaeda affiliate reportedly unite to fight US-backed rebels in Syria

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10 Black Things Liberals Just Don’t Understand

14th November 2014

Gavin McInnes responds to the New York Times.

Liberals love blacks but they love them like a fantasy football team, not like human beings. Black poverty is the crux of the leftist argument. The ethos goes: if you’re a Democrat, you want to help the impoverished African-Americans. If you’re a Republican, you want them to be attacked by German shepherds. As far as actual black culture goes, liberals are disappointed that they aren’t all wearing corduroy blazers with elbow patches and listening to NPR.

Nicholas Kristof, eat your heart out.

One of the reasons white, middle-class liberals are so out of touch when it comes to their favorite race is they don’t go near them. They don’t send their kids to remotely urban schools and they make sure their homes are as far away from the loveable Negro as possible. Sure, they have a black friend, but it’s a mulatto girl who grew up white and champions her black power beliefs because her white friends enjoy it. Liberals’ black friends don’t really have black friends themselves because they’re freaks. In black America, watching Doctor Who is like being Doctor Who.

Playing golf with Obama is about as close as they’re willing to stretch.

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Turkish Nationalist Group Defiant After Attack on US Navy Sailors

14th November 2014

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The ultra-nationalist Turkish group behind a shocking, videotaped attack on three U.S. Navy sailors in Istanbul said Thursday it is proud of the assailants and that they acted in solidarity with Syrians and Palestinians.

Turkish police detained and then released 12 members of the Turkish Youth Union (TGB) in connection with Wednesday’s attack, which left none of the Americans injured but drew swift condemnation from the Pentagon and the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. In the attack, in the city’s historic Eminönü neighborhood, a throng of young men surrounded the sailors, taunting and jostling them, spattering them with red paint and pulling bags over their heads in a tactic the TGB favors to express anti-American sentiment before chasing them down a street.

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Buffalo to Seize Guns From Families Following Owners’ Funerals

14th November 2014

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A plan by police in Buffalo, N.Y., to begin confiscating the firearms of legal gun owners within days of their deaths is drawing fire from Second Amendment advocates.

The plan is legal under a longstanding, but rarely enforced state law, but gun rights advocates say, with apologies to onetime NRA spokesman Charlton Heston, it is tantamount to prying firearms – some of which may have substantial monetary or sentimental value – from the cold, dead hands of law-abiding citizens.

Yet another reason not to live in New York.

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Grimm Brothers’ Fairytales Have Blood and Horror Restored in New Translation

13th November 2014

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Or you could watch “Grimm” on ABC.

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Is This the Political Map of the Future?

13th November 2014

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It looks almost entirely red, except for some pinpoints of blue in major metropolitan areas and a few blue blotches here and there — in Minnesota, northern New Mexico and Arizona, western New England, along the Pacific Coast.

But it does tell us something about the geographic and cultural isolation of the core groups of the Democratic Party: gentry liberals and blacks.

The Overclass and the Underclass, two essential components of the Crust.

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Bureaucrats Bulldoze Beloved Playground for Special Needs Kids

13th November 2014

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Last month, the Seattle Parks Department ordered the destruction of a play area designed for special needs kids, claiming its four-foot rope ladder, tire swing, and “nest” made of rope and bike tires were “extreme dangers” and “hazardous conditions.” That’s an odd verdict: In 10 years of existence, no children were ever significantly injured on the play area equipment, according to Liz Bullard, who helped design the space.

That’s they way they do things on the Left Coast. Reality must conform to their preconceived notions, no matter who suffers.

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How to Distort Income Inequality

13th November 2014

Phil Gramm and Michael Solon, Real Economists, point out that the poor aren’t actually all that poor after all.

What the hockey-stick portrayal of global temperatures did in bringing a sense of crisis to the issue of global warming is now being replicated in the controversy over income inequality, thanks to a now-famous study by Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, professors of economics at the Paris School of Economics and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively. Whether the issue is climate change or income inequality, however, problems with the underlying data significantly distort the debate.

And now, thanks to a new study in the Southern Economic Journal, we know what the picture looks like when the missing data are filled in. Economists Philip Armour and Richard V. Burkhauser of Cornell University and Jeff Larrimore of Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation expanded the Piketty-Saez income measure using census data to account for all public and private in-kind benefits, taxes, Social Security payments and household size.

The result is dramatic. The bottom quintile of Americans experienced a 31% increase in income from 1979 to 2007 instead of a 33% decline that is found using a Piketty-Saez market-income measure alone. The income of the second quintile, often referred to as the working class, rose by 32%, not 0.7%. The income of the middle quintile, America’s middle class, increased by 37%, not 2.2%.

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Reason for Big Government: The Firm

13th November 2014

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California has a new law that requires all eggs sold in the state to come from chickens that are housed in roomier cages. Specifically, the hens “must be able to lie down, stand up and fully spread their wings.”

So how many Californians have been arrested for eating the wrong kind of egg? Zero. Not even one? Not one. Actually, the law doesn’t take effect until January, but even then egg eaters will have nothing to fear. The reason: the law doesn’t apply to people who eat eggs. It only applies to people who sell eggs.

When you stop to think about it, that’s not unusual. Almost all government restrictions on our freedom are indirect. They are imposed on us by way of some business. In fact, laws that directly restrict the freedom of the individual are rare and almost always controversial.

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Common Core Boosts Homeschooling

13th November 2014

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As well it should.

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Family of First U.S. Ebola Victim Settles With Dallas Hospital

13th November 2014

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Man dies of incurable disease, so naturally the family sues the hospital that failed to cure him.

Modern American law being what it is (“whoever has the deepest pockets has to pay”), the hospital caved.

There’s our civilization falling in front of your very eyes.

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The Mathematician Who Proved Why Hipsters All Look Alike

13th November 2014

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Jonathan Touboul is a mathematician and a neuroscientist. He holds a PhD in math from France’s prestigious École Polytechnique, where he won a prize for his thesis on how to simulate neurons in the brain. He publishes papers with titles like “Pulsatile localized dynamics in delayed neural-field equations in arbitrary dimension” and “The propagation of chaos in neural fields.”

Recently, though, Touboul has been thinking about hipsters. Specifically, why hipsters all seem to dress alike. In his line of work, there are neurons that also behave like hipsters. They fire when every neuron around them is quiet; or they fall silent when every neuron around them is chattering.

Because he is a mathematician, Touboul began to look for a way to explore this idea using equations. In other words, he constructed a mathematical model. His key insight is that people (and neurons) do not instantly perceive what is mainstream. There’s a delay. And in situations where the delay is large enough, the contrarians can inadvertently synchronize with each other.

“In wanting to oppose the trends, there actually emerges some sort of hipster loop,” Touboul said.

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U. Michigan Students Pledge to “Shut the Campus Down” if Minority Enrollment Doesn’t Increase

13th November 2014

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Considering what they’re apparently be taught, shutting the University down sounds like a win for the students, their parents, and the taxpayers of Michigan.

Oh, and minorities, too.

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Separate And Unequal: Minnesota School District to Review All Suspensions of ‘Black and Brown’ Students

13th November 2014

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Does a good sun tan count? Or is this just more institutionalized Democrat racism?

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The Fantasy of Islamic Reform

13th November 2014

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Thanks to the actions of the Islamic State, more and more Westerners have become aware of the scriptural justification for murder, rape, slavery, and all the other wonderful sharia-based practices now spreading across Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Libya. It’s becoming harder and harder to support the assertion that the “extremists” have misinterpreted the Islamic religion.

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Father Asks Obama to Use Executive Order to Bring Son Slain by Illegal Alien Back to Life

13th November 2014

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After all, he is the Magic Negro, n’est pas?

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A Future Brouhaha for Social Media Justice Warriors

13th November 2014

Steve Sailer turns over a rock.

While the clickbait headline on the WaPo’s frontpage refers to “pronouns,” the article refers to “nouns.” These days you must say “343 firefighters died in the World Trade Center on 9/11? because saying “343 firemen died in the World Trade Center on 9/11? is an insult to the memory of all the firewomen who died on 9/11.

In the 21st Century, for instance, you can tell if somebody is a Bad Person or a Good Person by whether they use the old “B.C. and A.D. ” (Bad Person) or the new “B.C.E. and C.E.” (Good Person).

Doesn’t “B.C.E.” stand for “Before Christian Era” you might ask, so what’s the point?

Oh, no, it stands for “Before Common Era.”

Now, you may wonder what was so “Common” about the era that began in 1 C.E., but you’re missing the point. The point is that you are one of those Bad People.

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Russia Launches Another Propaganda Outlet in the West, Claims Miami Is the Next Eastern Ukraine

13th November 2014

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I can see that.

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Black Ohio Democrat Denounces “Plantation-Style Management” by His State Party

13th November 2014

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Democrat John Barnes, a member of the Ohio state legislature, has pulled back the curtain on the racial politics that pervade his party. Barnes, who is African-American, alleges in a lawsuit against the Ohio Democratic Party and its outgoing chairman Chris Redfern that he faced discrimination, retaliation, and defamation at the hands of his own party for refusing to join the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and for raising the issue of racism by Democrats.

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Los Angeles: Rail for Others

12th November 2014

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“Transit for Others” characterizes three decades of transit in Los Angeles County. Despite its massive $10 billion plus rail program, MTA bus and rail services carried fewer riders in 2012 (latest Federal Transit Administration data) than were carried by the buses in 1985 (MTA was formed in the early 1990s from a merger between the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the Southern California Rapid Transit District).

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A Tragedy of Manners

12th November 2014

Sarah Hoyt reflects.

I came to understand, particularly through changing cultures, that manners are more than a senseless form.  They are things people do to let each other know that they belong – that they are part of the group.

Humans are a social animal.  Little meaningless rituals are built in to us, as a way of saying “I belong in the nest, don’t throw me out.”  Also, while manners are slightly different in each country (for instance, I think Americans would think I was out of my raving mind if I asked “Do I have permission to enter this room” – except in SFF, where they’d probably stake me through the heart.  While Portuguese would find it bizarre for a shop attendant to thank them for buying something.) they are also not entirely meaningless.  They are things that get automated, at a trained-in level, so you don’t have to think about it and don’t unwittingly offend someone.  I could be dead tired, for instance, or in the hospital, but if someone does some minor favor for me, I’m going to say “Thank you” out of automated reflex.  And that thank you lets the other person – no matter how tired or dead on their feet THEY are – know their action was seen and appreciated.

As Heinlein put it, it makes things run smoother.  In the same way, I might not be aware of the shopper coming out of the store behind me, both arms loaded with parcels.  But I am aware someone is behind me, and at this point it is a reflex to hold the door open so they pass.  When I’m the one on the receiving end of this kindness, that manners-reflex is much appreciated.

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The Union That Devoured Education Reform

12th November 2014

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With Bloomberg gone, the political will to reform Gotham’s schools has collapsed. Current mayor Bill de Blasio opposes any reform proposals not endorsed by the union. His schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, exchanged hugs and kisses with UFT president Michael Mulgrew this spring at a press conference announcing an expensive nine-year contract. Mulgrew has said that de Blasio’s election constituted a “seismic shift” in the relationship between city government and its public school teachers. Though some tinkering may continue on the margins, the project of making the city’s schools better has been shelved. De Blasio will likely do little to overhaul the dysfunctional system, and students will continue to fail in city schools set up to protect the interests of adults, not children.

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Robert Wald Sussman’s Religious Catechism: “Race Does Not Exist”

12th November 2014

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The Cathedral is panicking.  Modern science overwhelmingly shows that not only is race biologically real but it is also correlates with a number of important traits.    Such findings have made the guardians of Politically Correct Thought even more brash and, unfortunately, monotonous in their assertion of  “race is not biologically real.”

Case in point.  Professor of anthropology Robert Wald Sussman (who recently defamed Jared Taylor) published a hit piece in this week in Newsweek (“There Is No Such Thing as Race“), which is an excerpt from Sussman’s new book on why race is not real.  The target of the piece is race, which is not hard to miss, since it’s quite repetitive.  In fact, it’s not really an argument at all but just a broken record.   Sussman early on says his book has not “dwelt upon all of the scientific information that has been gathered” by scientists et al. about race, and then goes on to discuss Hitler, Medieval injustices against Jews, more Hitler, etc.   It’s funny that he cites Franz Boas as a savior of sorts, even though Boas has been thoroughly repudiated as a fraud.   He also engages in numerous logical fallacies, such as the one that since race is clinal it cannot exist (many things are clinal and exist).

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So-Called National Cathedral to Host Islamists

12th November 2014

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The Washington Post reports that the Washington National Cathedral will host a Muslim prayer service this Friday. The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long been the site of important services, including memorial services for presidents, some of whom are buried there. But the Cathedral has never before been used for Muslim services.

This is not the first time that the Episcopal Church has sent a message via its policy on usage of the Cathedral. As Munro reminds us, in 2011 evangelicals were excluded from services commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

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Detroit Led U.S. in Murder, Crime Rates, FBI Says

12th November 2014

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Being run by Democrats will do that for you.

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Building Mood, molecule by Molecule

11th November 2014

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I arrived at the National Institute for Research in Agronomy in Paris at nine o’clock in the morning. Founded in the 19th century to study the chemistry of fertilisers for agriculture, it occupies a handsome yellow brick edifice in the quiet environs of the fifth arrondissement, not far from the Botanical Gardens of the Jardin des Plantes with its venerable museums of natural history, paleontology, entomology, minerals and evolution. I was there to meet Hervé This, the scientist who has been at the forefront of the new scientific discipline of molecular gastronomy that has changed the way chefs cook—turning mousses into gels and foams, determining the precise temperatures that denature meat proteins, understanding the complexities of the perception of taste itself. Now he is pushing the very idea of what food is to a new frontier. Having deconstructed cooking into chemical and physical principles, he wants to reconstruct flavour itself. He had finished his morning meeting with his PhD students and was attending to emails.

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17-Year-Old Builds Algae Biofuel Lab in Her Bedroom to Win $100K Intel Science Talent Search Prize Read more: 17-Year-Old Builds Algae Biofuel Lab in Her Bedroom to Win $100K Intel Science Talent Search Prize

11th November 2014

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52 Common Myths Debunked

11th November 2014

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No mention of ‘Obama is a secret Muslim’, so that one must be true.

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U.S. Soldier Who Fled Iraq War May Be Able to Claim Asylum in EU

11th November 2014

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Of course he can.

He said Mr. Shepherd, who is currently living in Bavaria, could face up to 18 months in prison in the U.S. for desertion.

I guess the days when they shot people like that are long gone. Pity.

I’d mention that he was black but that would be raaaaaaacist. (Truth is like that.)

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Public Universities in California Launch Loan Program for Illegal Immigrants

11th November 2014

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Of course they do.

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Foodie Elite Push Obama to Create National Food Policy

11th November 2014

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This country is too full of fascists who think that we need a ‘National Policy’ on everything under the sun – and pandering politicians only too ready to take them up on it.

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Thought for the Day

11th November 2014

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Cloning Cows From Steaks

11th November 2014

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It was January in the Texas Panhandle—flat land, big sky, bitter day. On our way out to see the cloned heifers, Jones had stopped to break the ice on some water troughs. The Nance Ranch, on the outskirts of Canyon, is a research facility belonging to West Texas A&M University (WTAMU), where Jones is a graduate student. He manages the ranch and comes to check on the clones every day.

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House Ethics Panel Probing Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush for 20 Years of Free Office Space

11th November 2014

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Another crooked black Democrat politician. This is news?

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Police Can Seize and Sell Assets Even When the Owner Broke No Law

11th November 2014

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You don’t have to be convicted of a crime — or even accused of one — for police to seize your car or other property. It’s legal. Several videos online are shedding some light on the controversial practice.

The practice is called civil asset forfeiture, and every year it brings cities millions of dollars in revenue, which often goes directly to the police budget. Police confiscate cars, jewelry, cash and homes they think are connected to crime. But the people these things belong to may have done nothing wrong.

In one video posted by The New York Times, Harry S. Connelly, the city attorney of Las Cruces, N.M., gleefully describes how the city collects these “little goodies,” calling it a “gold mine.”

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The Benghazi Brief – Ghosts Beyond The Wire

11th November 2014

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Everything you need to know about what happened in Benghazi. It’s long but very thorough.

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$40G Per Bird? California Cormorants Refuse to Budge From Bridge Being Demolished

11th November 2014

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The double-crested cormorants – protected, though not endangered – have nested along the bridge for decades, and have so far shown no interest in relocating to the shiny new section that replaced the eastern section of the famed bridge. Officials have tried pricey decoys, bird recordings and even specially-made nests installed underneath the new span to lure them roughly 100 feet next door. The effort to demolish the old section, damaged 25 years ago in the massive Loma Prieta earthquake, is being held up by the birds’ unwillingness to move, and critics, who say the delays could cost taxpayers $33 million, are crying fowl.

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Obamacare Architect Says Lack of Transparency Helped Law Pass, Cites ‘Stupidity of the American Voter’

11th November 2014

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Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because “the stupidity of the American voter” would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it.

Yet another proof that Democrats aren’t really into democracy in any meaningful way.

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USDA Approves a Genetically Modified Potato With Possible Health Benefit

10th November 2014

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When fried, the new potatoes, called Innate potatoes, produce less of a chemical called acrylamide. Acrylamide appears in some starchy foods when they’re cooked at high temperatures. It’s most abundant in French fries and potato chips. It also appears in tobacco smoke. Scientists think acrylamide raises people’s risk for certain cancers, but it’s not clear how much acrylamide people to have to eat to raise their risk for cancer… so it’s not clear how much eating Innates would lower their risk, the New York Times reports. Innate potatoes also bruise less than non-GMO potatoes, a quality that farmers and shippers prefer.

Cue outrage from the Regressive Left. (Notice how potatoes are always white? They’re raaaaaaacist.)

[Remind me again why potatoes have to be approved by the Federal government.]

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Geophysicists Are Turning Peanut Butter Into Diamond Gemstones

10th November 2014

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Why? Because they can.

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Thought for the Day

10th November 2014

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Christian Group Receives Death Threats Following LGBT Group ‘Hate’ Report

10th November 2014

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Funny how the people who make the loudest noise about being opposed to ‘H8′ are the worst haters around.

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A Sunni Hezbollah?

10th November 2014

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Jabhat al-Nusra, like the Lebanse Shi’ite organization, is emerging as a movement that combines uncompromising jihadi ideology with tactical flexibility. Jabhat al-Nusra, the Islamist group which constitutes al-Qaida’s “official franchise” in Syria, this week carried out a successful offensive against Western-backed rebel militias in northern Syria. Key areas were captured.

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Security Theater Update: Boston TSA

10th November 2014

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Obviously, by bringing a perfectly safe item—such as the confiscated faux-TNT packaged cologne pictured to the right—in your carry-on bag, you are at fault for holding up security checkpoint lines when Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials mistakenly flag it as dangerous.

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