The Gospel of Gatsby and Draper: What if the... →
A federal magistrate judge in New York recently ruled that cell phone location...– Federal Judge: Only Powered-Off Cell Phones Deserve Privacy Protections Your Big Brother is a moron. And this is a powerful government at work.
The Myth of the Scientific Liberal - Reason.com →
woody: hilker: Frankly, this applies to anyone who admits to holding “science” as their highest and guiding value, not just liberals. More broadly, the point that we generally ignore anything that conflicts with our beliefs, is true of humans in general. This article is a typical right wing hit job, and its easy to make fun of it because it makes up facts. Sorry Hiker but you should trust...
The Myth of the Scientific Liberal - Reason.com →
Frankly, this applies to anyone who admits to holding “science” as their highest and guiding value, not just liberals. More broadly, the point that we generally ignore anything that conflicts with our beliefs, is true of humans in general.
Most Transparent Administration in History... →
Sebelius Shakes Down Companies She Regulates for... →
Great headline. And then: “Now we learn, from the Washington Post’s Sara Kliff, “Sebelius has, over the past three months, made multiple phone calls to health industry executives, community organizations and church groups and directly asked that they contribute to non-profits that are working to enroll uninsured Americans and increase awareness of the law.””
10 Worst States for Retirement - Yahoo! Finance →
davereed: No. 1: Oregon I regret nothing This does not bode well for our retirement plans.
Operation Smear Benghazi Whistleblowers |... →
United States President Barack Obama is likely to endorse a Federal Bureau of...– Obama to support Internet wiretapping program — RT USA Because of course he will. To be clear, they want to force companies to provide a backdoor that the companies themselves can’t monitor, and have the ability to fine companies if they don’t comply.
Fourth Benghazi witness gagged by red tape | The... →
The Audacity of Power.
Local doctor changes healthcare; Charges monthly... →
I’ve always liked this approach, but sadly, it rarely lasts.
…[I]n the peer-reviewed study published last Thursday in the journal...– Study Links Monsanto’s RoundUp to Autism, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s Disease Occupy Monosanto 360
End is near: 'Catastrophic' euro should be... →
Acorns are cute, but sprawling oaks weathering a storm are glorious.– Douglas Wilson, Raising arrow children | The Resurgence
President Obama: Don't trust people who tell you... →
hipsterlibertarian: As young Americans are growing more distrustful of government regardless of political affiliation, President Obama wants them to stop it. In a commencement speech in Ohio this past weekend, he said: Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems....
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t...– Antoine de Saint Exupery (via G)
adriantumble: A reminder to focus on the things that last. :) Andrew Peterson & Ben Shive sing Planting Trees. (by Laity Lodge) Beautiful.
In lower-level cases, Ms. Steinberg said, defendants who have been found guilty...– Justice Denied - For Misdemeanor Cases, Trials Are Elusive - NYTimes.com (via slantback)
topherchris: Moving to Canada because the White House pronounces “gif” the way I hate. THANK YOU. It’s not a “hard G”, at least according to the inventor of the format. Don’t leave, topherchris; America needs people like you.
The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever | Politics... →
“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws” — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild
What difference does it make why they did it if they did it?– MSNBC resident idiot, Chris Matthews, during an interview with an FBI Profiler regarding the Boston Bombers and their motivation for terror. Is this the new “go to” question when it comes to Islamic Terror? It sure seems so. (via talkstraight)
FDA Knew Lab Committed Research Fraud, Approved... →
“Last week, we shared ProPublica’s reporting on a lab that cut corners in some of the tests it was hired to perform. The drugs went on to be approved and hit pharmacies and store shelves all over the world. The FDA won’t tell the public which drugs those were, and as far as we know they remain on the market in the United States. Now there’s something worse: drugs approved based on testing...
Satisfaction with results is the death knell of progress. No man is good who...– Charles Spurgeon (via @JohnPiper)
It sure would be nice to have a drone up there [to track the suspect.]– Sen. Lindsey Graham: Boston bombing “is Exhibit A of why the homeland is the battlefield” Senator Lindsey Graham is Exhibit A of WHY RAND PAUL FILIBUSTERED.
davereed: Get mad at the people who named your city, not us! (but this site is rather funny, BTW; pokes fun at both Kansas Cities) I don’t get mad, I’m just impressed that so many people don’t realize this.
Blazing fast speeds & a free Android tablet? →
rightbrain-lefty: Sign me up for Google Fiber! Wait, it’s only available in Kansas? Missouri, actually. Kansas City, Missouri.
‘What’s to be done?’ And the answer that life gives is: live...– — Frederick Buechner, The Alphabet of Grace “…live in the needs of the day…”
No way that Uncle Sam can go find out whether you own a gun because we’re about...– Joe Biden, here. And he’s right, because there’s absolutely no precedent for prohibition of something leading to heavily armed SWAT teams breaking down the doors of people’s homes to confiscate the prohibited items. I mean, you’d have to be really crazy to think something like that could happen in...