Friday, February 28, 2014

orval

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=40289&start=15

Malting wheat at home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VtL-5_kGoQ

Home Brew Hints - How to Make Belgian Candi Sugar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2m6i_VSRbI

How gun control helped a stalker kill my husband

In April 2009, my husband was shot six times in front of me in the middle of a busy restaurant by a man who was stalking me. I have a permit to carry a handgun but because of the law at that time in my home state of Tennessee, I had to leave the gun that I normally carried for self defense, locked in my car that night. 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/02/25/stalker-killed-my-husband-and-law-prevented-me-from-using-my-gun-to-save-him/?intcmp=latestnews

Air Obama: $5.1M for two vacation flights, $2.1M to fly to 'Tonight Show'

The president spent over $7.3 million on just three trips in 2013, including $2.1 million to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in August, according to new flight documents provided by the Air Force to a public watchdog group.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/air-obama-5.1m-for-two-vacation-flights-2.1m-to-fly-to-tonight-show/article/2544831

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Razing Arizona: Conservatives Succeed at Failing Again

Of course, though, with liberals telling us via a high-school textbook (Magruder’s American Government & Civics) that justice “is difficult to define for justice is a concept, an idea, an invention of the human mind [and that] [l]ike other concepts such as truth, liberty, and fairness justice means what people want it to mean,” this is no surprise. 

http://americanthinker.com/blog/2014/02/_razing_arizona_conservatives_succeed_at_failing__again_.html

RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $14 AN HOUR USING THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK!

In response to the Democrats' minimum wage proposal, Republicans should introduce a bill ending both legal and illegal immigration until the minimum wage rises naturally to $14 an hour.

Australia has a $15 minimum wage for adults -- more than twice the U.S. minimum wage. Meanwhile, their official unemployment rate is lower than ours: 6 percent compared to 6.6 percent in the U.S. -- and that's with a lousy $7.25 minimum wage.

Sound good? Try immigrating there. Australia has some of the most restrictive immigration policies in the world. Their approach to immigration is to admit only people who will be good for Australia. (Weird!) Applicants are evaluated on a point system that gives preference to youth, English proficiency, education and skill level.

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-02-26.html

Why Dads Matter

“There is a great deal of evidence that children from single-parent homes have worse outcomes on both academic and economic measures than children from two-parent families,” wrote scholar Elaine C. Kamarck and Third Way president Jonathan Cowan in the introduction to Wayward Sons, a report produced for Washington think tank Third Way. “There is a vast inequality of both financial resources and parental time and attention between one- and two-parent families.”
The report also said absent fathers particularly impact the psychosocial and academic development of boys.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/02/why-dads-matter/283956/

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Carbon-centric Climate Models fail consistently

In 2007 a computer model predicted that the Arctic would be free of ice by 2013. But in 2013, Arctic ice was abundant.

Two years ago the massive UK government computer model predicted that “drought was the new normal.”  And a recent UK Met Office forecast was that this winter would be drier than normal. Just two months later, the UK suffered huge floods.

http://americanthinker.com/blog/2014/02/carboncentric_climate_models_fail_consistently.html

‘The Imperial Presidency’

“The fact that I happen to think the president is right on many of these policies does not alter the fact that I believe the means he is doing [it] is wrong, and that this can be a dangerous change in our system,” he said. “And our system is changing in a very fundamental way. And it’s changing without a whimper of regret or opposition.”

http://freebeacon.com/the-imperial-presidency/
Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time 
Late Carboniferous to Early Permian time (315 mya -- 270 mya) is the only time period in the last 600 million years when both atmospheric CO2 and temperatures were as low as they are today (Quaternary Period ).

http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/Carboniferous_climate.html

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/ice-age-at-2000-ppm-co2/ 

The Carboniferous Period and the Ordovician Period were the only geological periods during the Paleozoic Era when global temperatures were as low as they are today. To the consternation of global warming proponents, the Late Ordovician Period was also an Ice Age while at the same time CO2 concentrations then were nearly 12 times higher than today-- 4400 ppm. According to greenhouse theory, Earth should have been exceedingly hot. Instead, global temperatures were no warmer than today. Clearly, other factors besides atmospheric carbon influence earth temperatures and global warming.

Carbon Dioxide through Geologic Time



http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/virtualmuseum/climatechange2/07_1.shtml

Heartbreaking Video Released of Woman Watching Cops Kill Her Husband in Oklahoma

http://reason.com/blog/2014/02/25/heartbreaking-video-of-woman-watching-co

Confiscated Video Showing Oklahoma Cops Killing Man Released by Attorney

http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2014/02/25/confiscated-video-showing-oklahoma-cops-killing-man-released/

In Mississippi, 72% of the Babies Aborted Are Black

Although whites outnumber blacks in Mississippi by nearly 2-to-1, 71.67% of the babies aborted in Mississippi are black, while 26.6% are white.
Based on data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39,052 black babies were killed by abortions in Mississippi between 1995 and 2010.  During that same time period, 14,529 white babies were aborted in the Magnolia State.
- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/mississippi-72-babies-aborted-are-black#sthash.qs7flah9.Tn45veNU.dpuf

Manufacturers President: 60 Million Americans Will Lose Employer-Sponsored Coverage

The health care law isn’t supposed to affect manufacturers with fewer than 50 employees, but I know one who was affected. Staub Manufacturing Solutions in Dayton, Ohio, which only has 22 employees, saw a 21 percent increase in health care costs last year, and it’s projecting a 91 percent increase this year.
The company’s president made this very obvious statement: “The Affordable Care Act is far from affordable.”
If we don’t do something to fix the law, more than 60 million fewer American workers will have employer-sponsored coverage in 10 years. That will be the new reality for our workforce.

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/371953/manufacturers-president-60-million-americans-will-lose-employer-sponsored

Greenpeace co-founder: No scientific evidence of man-made global warming

“The fact that we had both higher temperatures and an ice age at a time when CO2 emissions were 10 times higher than they are today fundamentally contradicts the certainty that human-caused CO2 emissions are the main cause of global warming,” Moore said.
“When modern life evolved over 500 million years ago, CO2 was more than 10 times higher than today, yet life flourished at this time,” he added. “Then an Ice Age occurred 450 million years ago when CO2 was 10 times higher than today.”


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/25/greenpeace-co-founder-no-scientific-evidence-of-man-made-global-warming/#ixzz2uQXS43BG

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

cauliflower

http://ruhlman.com/2011/09/roasted-cauliflower/

The Human Face of Obamacare

So here you have it: Mrs. Blackwood “had an affordable health plan that covered her condition. Our lawmakers weren’t happy with that because . . . they wanted plans that were affordable and covered her condition. So they gave her a new one. It doesn’t cover her condition and it’s completely unaffordable.”

http://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/2014/02/24/the-human-face-of-obamacare/?singlepage=true

Poll: A Possible Democratic Disaster in Texas (and Better News for the Right)

But the difficulties of Stockman and other federal candidates backed by Tea Party groups are not to be read as failures of the conservative movement. They're certainly not good news for Democrats. Ken Paxton, the AG candidate who's running on his friendship with Ted Cruz, is running just 4 points (42–38) behind establishment candidate Dan Branch. That race looks prime for a runoff, a lower-turnout context that would benefit Paxton. Debra Medina, the 2010 Ron Paul-backing candidate for governor who imploded after sounding skeptical about the official story of 9/11, is doing much better in the race for comptroller—a 13-point lead over the closest competitor, for a guaranteed runoff berth.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/02/24/poll_a_possible_democratic_disaster_in_texas_and_better_news_for_the_right.html

Monday, February 24, 2014

Our Economy Is About to Implode

“We expect the bottom to fall out by the second quarter of 2014,” Trends Research Institute founder Gerald Celente predicted last October.
Because the dollar is the world’s reserve currency, America is, in effect, the real world bank. Soon there’ll be a run on it, though, because our massive deficits have eroded foreign investors’ faith in the safety of the dollar, Mr. Means said.


Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/02/23/the_end_may_be_near_thanks_to_obamacare_121687.html#ixzz2uEuK5nQ8
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

The National Center for Home Food Preservation

http://nchfp.uga.edu/

Why the eruption in Kiev could set off a tsunami that will engulf us all: As Ukraine burns, a stark warning from our most authoritative historian of Eastern Europe

This combination of a looming Ukrainian default threatening West European banks and a potential conflict with the EU’s major energy supplier, Russia, means that Ukraine’s troubles are not only on our doorstep but threatening to flow across it. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2565792/Why-eruption-Kiev-set-tsunami-engulf-As-Ukraine-burns-stark-warning-authoritative-historian-Eastern-Europe.html#ixzz2u9LxCkeH
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Christine O’Donnell: I was a victim of the IRS

On March 9, 2010, around 10 a.m., I announced my plans to run for senate representing Delaware.
Later that same day, my office received a call from a reporter asking about my taxes.
It’s since come out, after a halting and unenthusiastic investigation, that a Delaware Department of Revenue employee named David Smith accessed my records that day at approximately 2 p.m. — out of curiosity, he says.
http://nypost.com/2014/02/22/christine-odonnell-i-was-a-victim-of-the-irs/

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dave Barry's Manliness Manifesto

We live in ridiculously convenient times. Think about it: Whenever you need any kind of information, about anything, day or night, no matter where you are, you can just tap your finger on your smartphone and within seconds an answer will appear, as if by magic, on the screen. Granted, this answer will be wrong because it comes from the Internet, which is infested with teenagers, lunatics and Anthony Weiner. But it's convenient.


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304675504579391143240721978

John Kerry’s phony climate war

California experienced a similar drought in the late 1970s. That event had the same proximate cause as this one, a ridge of high pressure that sat off the California coast and diverted storms to the north. The more the climate changes, evidently, the more it stays the same.

http://nypost.com/2014/02/21/john-kerrys-phony-climate-war/

Battleground Texas, the Texas Media, and Wendy’s Choice

The media in Texas have done their dead-level best to ignore both of Project Veritas’ videos as long as they possibly could. When the media here do cover them, they have tended to downplay the videos’ potential significance. The Texas Tribune even interviewed a Democrat election lawyer — but not a Republican one — to defend Battleground Texas’ actions seen in the Veritas video. The prevailing media opinion seems to be that, because leftwing outfits have often criticized Project Veritas, every story that it unearths is worthless or worse.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/02/21/battleground-texas-the-texas-media-and-wendys-choice/?singlepage=true

Michelle Obama listed daughters Sasha and Malia as 'Senior Staff' on Africa junket

In the wake of Michelle Obama's revelation to Jimmy Fallon that her daughters Sasha and Malia "want nothing to do with us," (a feeling many share), it is worthwhile noting that just a couple of years ago the First Lady officially termed them "Senior Staff" for official purposes. We know this only thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch. The organization had at first requested the information pursuant to FOIA, but when denied, was forced to sue.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/02/michelle_obama_listed_daughters_sasha_and_malia_as_senior_staff_on_africa_junket.html#ixzz2u3QNZ6F8
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Obama’s stimulus beginning to drag economy down

They said the cause is all of the borrowing for the $830 billion program, which dramatically boosted the federal debt.
“To the extent that people hold their wealth in government securities rather than in a form that can be used to finance private investment, the increased debt tends to reduce the stock of productive private capital. In the long run, each dollar of additional debt crowds out about a third of a dollar’s worth of private domestic capital,” the CBO estimated.


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/21/obamas-stimulus-beginning-drag-economy-down/#ixzz2u3Pm4cLO
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Body Found Outside 30th Street Station ID’d As Missing Delaware County Woman

For answers, police say they are now turning to the person last seen with Malik: Her ex-boyfriend.
“We want to talk to him. We want to know what he knows and what he’ll share with us,” Murray said.
Police say they tracked down the ex-boyfriend in Ohio and took him into custody for an unrelated parole violation. Officials say he is now awaiting an extradition hearing.
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/02/20/authorities-investigating-after-body-found-near-30th-street-station/

Arizona 'anti-gay' bill sparks protests in two cities

Protests have been held in Arizona against the state's passage of a bill allowing business owners to refuse service to gays on religious grounds.
Hundreds rallied for demonstrations in the cities of Phoenix and Tucson, a day after the bill was approved.
Republican Governor Jan Brewer has not yet said if she will sign the bill into law. A decision is expected next week.
Similar legislation has been introduced in seven other US states, but Arizona is the only one to pass it.
Supporters have said the bill protects First Amendment rights for expression of religious beliefs.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26299559

Friday, February 21, 2014

MICHAEL MANN FACES BANKRUPTCY AS HIS COURTROOM CLIMATE CAPERS COLLAPSE

But was the "evidence" for global warming intentionally and illegally concocted? By their persistence in hiding their data we may think so, as far as Mann and Weaver are concerned; while Dr Ball's latest sensational book,''The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science;' detailing the Climategate shenanigans, is a 'must read' as to culpability. But only a full criminal investigation will be determinative of all that. The question now is, will the U.S. and Canadian governmental authorities have the stomach to delve deeper?

http://www.principia-scientific.org/michael-mann-faces-bankruptcy-as-his-courtroom-climate-capers-collapse.html

TEXAS TRIBUNE DUPED BY DEM OPERATIVE ON BATTLEGROUND TEXAS SCANDAL

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/02/21/Expert-Compares-Dems-Lame-Defense-of-Flouting-Law

Keystone XL: Sachs Strikes Back

http://www.american.com/archive/2014/february/keystone-xl-sachs-strikes-back

Louisiana police arrest two in possible ‘knockout game’ death

Two Louisiana teenagers have been charged with second-degree murder in an attack motivated by a competition between the two to see who could hit harder, according to local police.
Windall Herring, 19, and an unnamed 15-year-old were arrested in Baton Rouge on Tuesday for the murder of 55-year-old John Bannon.
The attack occurred near Bannon’s home around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 1. Bannon was rushed to a hospital trauma unit, but succumbed last Friday to his injuries which included a fractured skull and brain hemorrhaging, according to The (Baton Rouge) Advocate.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/20/louisiana-police-arrest-two-in-possible-knockout-game-death/#ixzz2txYKt8g0

Echoes of the IRS in the FCC Snooping Scandal

Echoes of the IRS in the FCC Snooping Scandal

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/371602/echoes-irs-fcc-snooping-scandal-david-french

Thursday, February 20, 2014

NYC: More Black Babies Killed by Abortion Than Born

In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. - See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/nyc-more-black-babies-killed-abortion-born#sthash.NXga1xng.dpuf

Obama Administration Embeds "Government Researchers" To Monitor Media Organizations

The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover “critical information needs,” along with “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-20/obama-administration-embeds-government-researchers-monitor-media-organizations

Average obese woman gets just 1 hour of exercise a year

A new study suggests that obese women get just one hour of vigorous exercise a year, while obese men don't do much better at fewer than four hours.
The findings startled the researchers, whose main focus was finding better ways to measure how much exercise people get.
"They're living their lives from one chair to another," said Edward Archer, a research fellow with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "We didn't realize we were that sedentary. There are some people who are vigorously active, but it's offset by the huge number of individuals who are inactive."


Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/24774893/average-obese-woman-gets-just-1-hour-of-exercise-a-year-study#ixzz2tsenl1TH
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/19/sitting-disease-disability-older-adults/5583941/

Lessons of World War I

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/371300/lessons-world-war-i-victor-davis-hanson

Suspect held in Hailey Owens’ death as Springfield, Mo., mourns a tragedy close to home

“All I can say right now is I miss her and I love her,” her father, Markus Owens, told a Springfield television station.
Several counselors were at Hailey’s school Wednesday morning, as well as another school she attended last year and at Pleasant View Middle School, where Wood was a coach and paraprofessional.
Monday was a holiday and Hailey had been off sick on Tuesday, so her classmates had not seen her since the Valentine’s Day party. And though she had been at Westport for only a little more than a year, she had made a big impression on students and teachers.
http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/19/4834066/coach-and-teachers-aide.html




Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/19/4834066/coach-and-teachers-aide.html#storylink=cpy
Craig Michael Wood, 45, is facing first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed criminal action charges in the death of Hailey Owens, who was taken from the street in front of horrified witnesses while walking home from a friend's house Tuesday evening in Springfield. He could be sentenced to death if convicted.

Hailey's mother, Stacey Barfield, is being 'very strong' but is still in denial, Petersen said.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563517/School-sports-coach-shot-girl-10-head-snatching-street-revealed-young-victims-body-stuffed-trash-bags-basement.html#ixzz2trZv87lo
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U.S. consumer debt spikes at rate not seen since just before the Great Recession

Total consumer debt rose 2.1 percent to $11.52 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2013 from $11.28 trillion in the third quarter, the New York Fed said in its quarterly household debt and credit report. The increase, $241 billion, marked the biggest quarterly jump since the third quarter of 2007.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563298/U-S-consumer-debt-spikes-rate-not-seen-just-Great-Recession.html#ixzz2trYZwJjk
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

italian bread

http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/2008/12/how-to-make-crusty-italian-bread/

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/basic-italian-bread-recipe.html

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/recipes/italianbread

$100 billion in improper welfare payments per year

The federal government is wasting an astonishing hundred billion dollars a year in improper welfare payments to recipients not entitled to them. 

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/02/100_billion_in_improper_welfare_payments_per_year.html#ixzz2toGDW4Vs
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inflation calculator

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator, $75,000 in 2013 dollars was worth the equivalent of $7,758.94 in 1948 dollars.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304914204579393050422980412?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304914204579393050422980412.html%3Fmod%3DWSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion

Unions vs. Democrats

More recently, Sen. Chuck Schumer last month "proposed using the Internal Revenue Service to curtail Tea Party group funding during a speech on how to 'exploit' and 'weaken' the movement," as the Washington Free Beacon's Alana Goodman reported.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304914204579393050422980412?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304914204579393050422980412.html%3Fmod%3DWSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion

In 2013 The Fed Bought 150% More Treasurys Than All Foreigners Combined

In 2013 The Fed Bought 150% More Treasurys Than All Foreigners Combined


Now that we have the full history of foreign Treasury purchases in 2013, we know the following: in December 2012 total US paper held by foreigners was $5,573.8 billion; one year later it rose to $5.794.9 billion or a $221 billion increase. So how does this look in the context of QE? In the past year, courtesy of the Fed's $1 trillion in TSY and MBS purchases, Ben Bernanke purchases some $552 billion in Treasurys, or about 150% more than all foreigners combined! Suddenly the need for MyRA is becoming all too clear...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-19/2013-fed-bought-150-more-treasurys-all-foreigners-combined

FBI Docs: Alleged Terrorist Training Compound Discovered in Rural Texas

MOA stands for Muslims of the Americas, which is linked to radical Pakistani Muslim cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. The FBI documents that Clarion has obtained show that the group is headquartered in the well known “Islamberg” compound in rural New York. The facility in Texas is known as “Mahmoudberg.” It’s located in Brazoria county on County Road 3 near Sweeny. Sweeny is in far south Texas, southwest of Houston. The town of about 4,000 is a little under three hours’ drive from the state capital in Austin.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/02/18/fbi-docs-alleged-terrorist-training-compound-discovered-in-rural-texas/

+106%: Obama Has More Than Doubled Marketable U.S. Debt

The marketable debt of the U.S. government has more than doubled--climbing by 106 percent--while President Barack Obama has been in office, increasing from $5,749,916,000,000 at the end of January 2009 to $11,825,322,000,000 at the end of January 2014, according to the U.S. Treasury's latest Monthly Statement of the Public Debt. - See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/106-obama-has-more-doubled-marketable-us-debt#sthash.3DENX942.O7VwKKqp.dpuf

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Obama wants more fuel-efficient trucks on US roads

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) -- Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016.
Obama said helping these vehicles use less fuel would have the triple benefit of making the U.S. less dependent on imported oil, keeping more money in consumer pockets and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US&TEMPLATE=

Manufacturing Consent on Same Sex Marriage

Why is Political Correctness so effective? Non-adherents are threatened with social isolation and anaclitic depression. Though we don't often recognize it, the tyrannical tool wielded within young peer groups which is such a powerful force in middle schools, high schools, and college campuses retains all its horrifying power to intimidate American adults, causing many to suppress free inquiry and rechannel behaviors.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/02/manufacturing_consent_on_same_sex_marriage.html#ixzz2th0dWNXA
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NHS ban medicine if you are 'too old' in new attack on Britain's elderly

Older patients would effectively be written off on the grounds that they no longer make a big enough financial contribution to society.
The Department of Health is demanding the changes in an attempt to cut the crippling NHS medicines bill.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/health/460371/NHS-ban-medicine-if-you-are-too-old-in-new-attack-on-Britain-s-elderly

The 10 Most Outrageous Stimulus Projects

Coburn’s report also found that researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo were given $389,357 to pay young people to record their daily malt liquor drinking and marijuana use.
Buffalo-area residents were paid $45 each to record their daily smoking usage through an automated phone hotline.
http://freebeacon.com/the-10-most-outrageous-stimulus-projects/

Censusgate: When and what did Labor know?

In late August 2011, a manila envelope containing evidence of falsified data was sent to Keith Hall, who was then in charge of the BLS. “The Philadelphia Regional office [of Census] … engaged in a cover-up after it was reported that members of its staff falsified data in an effort to meet goals,” said the anonymous letter, a copy of which I have in front of me.
The letter identified the two supervisors who arranged the cover-up.
“In an effort to satisfy the sponsor [the BLS] … the numbers were literally made up,” said the tipster
http://nypost.com/2014/02/17/censusgate-when-what-did-labor-know/

North Korea report: drawings reveal horrific scenes witnessed by former inmate as he tells of life in prison

Mr Kim Kwang-il, 48, spent more than two years at a prison in North Korea where he was tortured, starved and witnessed the deaths of fellow inmates, a United Nations report reveals.
The UN on Tuesday released a damning report on North Korea's inhumane treatment of prisoners, likening it to Nazi-era atrocities. It includes the testimony from more than 300 North Koreans, many of whom gave their evidence in secret.


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/north-korea-report-drawings-reveal-horrific-scenes-witnessed-by-former-inmate-as-he-tells-of-life-in-prison-20140218-hvcv7.html#ixzz2tfqESIQp

Monday, February 17, 2014

hayek on keynes

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-17/hayek-keynes-economics-was-sideline-him

5 Years Later - What Did Obama's "American Recovery & Reinvestment Act" Achieve?

At a cost of $19.90 for each dollar of economic growth, almost $8 million for each job created and a loss of nearly $600,000 of fixed investment, it is hard to suggest that the government interventions have been successful.  The Wall Street journal really summed it up best:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-17/5-years-later-what-did-obamas-american-recovery-reinvestment-act-achieve

15 Reasons Why Your Food Prices Are About To Start Soaring

Did you know that the U.S. state that produces the most vegetables is going through the worst drought it has ever experienced and that the size of the total U.S. cattle herd is now the smallest that it has been since 1951?  Just the other day, a CBS News article boldly declared that "food prices soar as incomes stand still", but the truth is that this is only just the beginning.  If the drought that has been devastating farmers and ranchers out west continues, we are going to see prices for meat, fruits and vegetables soar into the stratosphere.  Already, the federal government has declared portions of 11 states to be "disaster areas", and California farmers are going to leave half a million acres sitting idle this year because of the extremely dry conditions. 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-17/15-reasons-why-your-food-prices-are-about-start-soaring

Former Planned Parenthood worker: ‘It was a money-grubbing, evil, very sad, sad place to work’

A former Planned Parenthood worker hasopened up to a diocesan newspaper in a gripping tell-all interview, saying she was shocked at the horrors she witnessed during the two years she worked in Indiana’s largest abortion facility.
Marianne Anderson is a nurse who assisted Planned Parenthood abortionists by partially sedating women who paid extra for that luxury.  She told The Criterion newspaper that she saw many women pressured into abortions they did not want, including minor girls.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/former-planned-parenthood-worker-it-was-a-money-grubbing-evil-very-sad-sad2.html

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un forced mothers to drown newborn babies: U.N. report

The commission documents crimes against humanity, including “extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation.”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/17/un-warns-north-koreas-kim-jong-un-strongly-worded-/#ixzz2tbLgxdZk
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

jane austen eva brann

http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2012/06/perfections-of-jane-austen.html

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Left Still Harbors a Soft Spot For Communism

http://reason.com/archives/2014/02/15/the-left-still-harbors-a-soft-spot-for-c

Rod Serling - Twilight Zone - The Obsolete Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZymJAsxHbVg

OBAMACARE RECRUITING ILLEGALS IN CALIFORNIA

The Covered California website includes a special page entitled: "No temas si eres indocumentado/a y quieres inscribir a tu familia en un seguro m├ędico" ("Fear not if you are undocumented and want to enroll your family in health insurance"). The website goes on to explain that information shared with Obamacare cannot be shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It does not explicitly warn that illegal aliens are ineligible.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/14/Obamacare-Enrolling-Illegals-in-California

Friday, February 14, 2014

Obama to pitch $1B climate change 'resilience fund'

Obama is touting the fund during a trip to California, which has been devastated by a drought that is threatening the Central Valley's agriculture production and has led Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to call on Californians to conserve water.
During a call with reporters on Thursday evening, the assistant to the president on science and technology, John Holdren, said, without any doubt, the severe drought plaguing California and a number of other states across the country is tied to climate change. 


Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/198394-obama-to-announce-1b-climate-change-resilience-fund#ixzz2tKNKDYLc
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Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed, Don't Find the Drugs They Were Looking For

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZFlIK-zAO8

What Belgium’s child euthanasia law means for America and the Constitution

Yet now we see Belgium thinks kids are responsible enough; the Netherlands similarly allows euthanasia as young as 12. These countries may be the way of the future, as they have been in other areas of progressive mores. Roper misread their belief system. It is not one of paternalistic concern for youth. Rather, a system that permits the euthanasia of innocent 12 year-olds but not the punishment of guilty 17-year-olds is one that exalts autonomy without culpability.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/02/13/belgiums-kiddie-euthansia-law-and-roper-v-simmons/

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Yeast Washing

http://billybrew.com/yeast-washing

Dystopian films

Soylent Green
Road Warrior
Silent Running
Serenity (2005)

Rep. Dave Camp: 100 Percent of Groups Audited by IRS Were Conservative

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R., Mich.) said Tuesday that the committee’s investigation of the Internal Revenue Service found that 100 percent of the tax-exempt groups that were flagged and targeted with an audit were right-leaning.

http://freebeacon.com/rep-dave-camp-100-percent-of-groups-audited-by-irs-were-conservative/

IRS

After the IRS was confirmed to be delaying the tax-exempt requests of conservative groups at a far greater rate than their liberal counterparts, the agency’s director, Douglas Shulman, stepped down at the end of his term. His replacement, acting commissioner Steven Miller, subsequently resigned from the agency. And the IRS official in charge of tax-exempt decisions, Lois Lerner, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before Congress. She and Joseph H. Grant, commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, both abruptly retired from the IRS.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/370985/obamas-newspeak-victor-davis-hanson

DHS to purchase 75.1 million rounds of ammunition this year

In 2013, DHS purchases 84.4 million rounds of ammo at a cost of $19.9 million; in 2012 it bought 96 rounds at a cost of $30.3 million; 2011 it bought 100.3 million for $30.2; in 2010 it purchased 117 million for $31.6 million; and in 2009 the department bought 132.9 rounds for $33.8 million.
GAO notes that the department is planning to buy 75.1 million rounds for $22.7 million this year.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/12/dhs-to-purchase-75-1-million-rounds-of-ammunition-this-year/#ixzz2tCds81bQ

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How To Dismantle The American Empire

U.S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler was the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. After leaving the military, he authored the classic work War Is a Racket. Butler proposed an Amendment for Peace to provide an “absolute guarantee to the women of America that their loved ones never would be sent overseas to be needlessly shot down in European or Asiatic or African wars that are no concern of our people.” 


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-11/guest-post-how-dismantle-american-empire

22 Facts About The Coming US Demographic Shock Wave

Today, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers will retire.  This is going to happen day after day, month after month, year after year until 2030.  It is the greatest demographic tsunami in the history of the United States, and we are woefully unprepared for it.  We have made financial promises to the Baby Boomers worth tens of trillions of dollars that we simply are not going to be able to keep.  Even if we didn't have all of the other massive economic problems that we are currently dealing with, this retirement crisis would be enough to destroy our economy all by itself.  During the first half of this century, the number of senior citizens in the United States is being projected to more than double.  As a nation, we are already drowning in debt.  So where in the world are we going to get the money to take care of all of these elderly people?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-11/22-facts-about-coming-us-demographic-shock-wave

Cherchez la famille

Tiffany Waters, Cervantes' mother, said Tuesday by telephone that she and her family did not wish to speak with reporters at this time.
Because Reyes and the younger boy are both under 18, they are not eligible for the death penalty, Jordan said. No decisions have been made by prosecutors on whether the 16-year-old will be tried as an adult.
http://news.yahoo.com/official-deal-devil-prompted-girl-39-killing-202615206.html;_ylt=AtN5Wp.jpHGX6CkcJOQEy4jQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBsb21manVyBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM1BHNlYwNzcg--

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Dependency, Not Poverty

But why was the black illegitimacy rate only 14 percent in 1940, and why, as Dr. Thomas Sowell reports, do we find that census data "going back a hundred years, when blacks were just one generation out of slavery ... showed that a slightly higher percentage of black adults had married than white adults. This fact remained true in every census from 1890 to 1940"? - See more at: http://cnsnews.com/commentary/walter-e-williams/dependency-not-poverty#sthash.6WXKYwkT.dpuf

Homeland Security to Purchase 141,000 Rounds of Sniper Ammo

The federal agency will pay around $1.20 for each round, when a lower grain round could be acquired for around a quarter of the price.
The DHS has faced questions over the last couple of years as to the purpose of its mass ammo purchases which have totaled over 2 billion bullets, with some fearing the federal agency is gearing up for civil unrest.
The majority of the bullets purchased by the DHS were hollow point rounds (one order alone amounted to 450 million of them). Hollow point bullets just happen to be completely unsuitable for training purposes because they cost significantly more money compared to standard firing range bullets, contradicting claims by the DHS that the bullets were merely for training purposes and were bought in bulk to save money.
http://www.infowars.com/homeland-security-to-purchase-141000-rounds-of-sniper-ammo/

Signs say IRS targeted tea party

In 2012, then IRS commissioner Doug Shulman told Congress there had been no targeting of tea party groups even though we now know it had been going on since 2009. “The last time I checked, lying to Congress is a felony,” Mitchell said.
Confidential donor information about several conservative groups, including the National Organization for Marriage, the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Republican Governors Public Policy Council, were leaked to their political foes or the public. “That is a crime,” she noted.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/huntley/25503740-452/signs-say-irs-targeted-tea-party.html

Here’s How You’ll Pay to Bring High-Speed Internet to Schools

But FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler didn't rule it out the possibility of a future cap raise during remarks as part of Digital Learning Day at the Library of Congress last Wednesday, and prominent Senate Democrats are asking the chairman to do just that.
"Now is the time for the FCC to take advantage of this unique opportunity—to expand and update that program and provide it the necessary support to make sure that every child is connected to the transformative power of technology," said Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, one of the original authors of the E-Rate program and whose home state of West Virginia is both rural and impoverished.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/technology/here-s-how-you-ll-pay-to-bring-high-speed-internet-to-schools-20140211

Monday, February 10, 2014

Euclid

http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/Books/Euclid/Elements.pdf

THE CUMMINGS CONFUSION

Cummings cites a 2012 report promulgated by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights accusing Ms. Engelbrecht’s True the Vote organization of sending poll watchers only to heavily minority counties. Ms. Engelbrecht explains to a seemingly confused Cummings that True The Vote sends no volunteers anywhere. Rather, the organization only trains poll workers.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/02/the-cummings-confusion.php

About Those 2.9 Million Jobs Lost In January...

For the real answer we have to go to the BLS' non-seasonally adjusted data series. It is here that we find that in January, some 2.870 million real, actual jobs were lostnot gained. Putting this further in perspective, the number of NSA jobs losses in January 2014 was greater than in January of 2013, 2012, 2011 and tied that of 2010. In fact only during the peak of the depression in January 2009 was there a greater NSA drop in the first month of the year when 3.691 million jobs were lost.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-09/about-those-29-million-jobs-lost-january

AMERICA’S LATEST HEROINE FIGHTS BACK

Good morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee. My name is Catherine Engelbrecht. I am the Chairwoman of True the Vote, a nonprofit election integrity organization; the Founder of King Street Patriots, a citizen-led liberty group; and President of Engelbrecht Manufacturing.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/02/americas-latest-heroine-fights-back.php?ModPagespeed=noscript

Like Clockwork… Liberal Media Cheers Americans Quitting Their Jobs to Live Off Government Teat

“It was wonderful. It was very freeing,” said Lower, 56, of Bourbon, Ind., who is now babysitting her 5-year-old granddaughter full time. With the help of federal subsidies that kicked in Jan. 1, she is paying less than $500 a month for health coverage for herself and her husband.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/02/like-clockwork-liberal-media-cheers-americans-quitting-their-jobs-to-live-off-government-teat/

Sunday, February 9, 2014

How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids

Part of the problem is that a nonresident father tends to fade out of his children’s lives if there’s a new man in his ex’s house or if he has children with a new partner. For logistical, emotional and financial reasons, his loyalty to his previous children slackens once he has a child with a new girlfriend or wife. Nor is it likely, from the overlooked child’s point of view, that a mother’s new boyfriend or husband can fill the gap. There’s substantial research showing thatstepfathers are sometimes worse than none at all.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/how-single-motherhood-hurts-kids/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=tw-share&_r=2&

There are still 4 million fewer full-time jobs in America than before the Great Recession

Here is a stat, reflected in the above chart, to think about: Before the Great Recession, there were 122 million full-time jobs in America. Now 4 1/2 years after its end, there are still just 118 million full-time jobs in America despite a labor force that is 1.6 million larger and a nonjailed, nonmilitary adult working-age population that is 14 million larger.

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2014/02/there-are-still-4-million-fewer-full-time-jobs-in-america-than-before-the-great-recession/

Russia

For the first three days I was simply in deep shock. I grew up in America, and I had never been anywhere this dirty, this depressing, this-I didn’t even have a word for it in English. But there’s one that exists in Russian: toska, a combination of anguish, anxiety, and melancholy, and finally, acceptance that most things won’t ever change.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/toska-she-said-to-the-ugly-americans/

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Catfish oversight, weather radios and a Christmas tree tax: Meet the pork-filled $956 BILLION Farm Bill

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2554299/Catfish-oversight-weather-radios-Christmas-tree-tax-Meet-pork-filled-956-BILLION-Farm-Bill.html

10 Undeniable Facts About the Woody Allen Sexual-Abuse Allegation

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/02/woody-allen-sex-abuse-10-facts

Friday, February 7, 2014

Catherine Engelbrecht's Testimony at House of Representatives Hearing on IRS Targeting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxcMKtsm5BU

BILL HENCK: INSIDE THE IRS

As a result of complaining about TIGTA’s inaction regarding embezzlement and speaking out about the Elmer’s Glue scam, my wife and I were subjected to a retaliatory IRS audit.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/02/bill-henck-inside-the-irs.php

Weakness Continues as 113,000 Jobs Are Added in January

The employment-population ratio, which has been falling as more workers drop out of the job market, edged up 0.2 percentage points to 58.8 percent. In recent years, the exit of people from the work force has reduced the unemployment rate, but it is a sign that people are giving up hope of finding a job amid slack conditions, hardly the way policy makers would like to see joblessness come down.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/business/us-economy-adds-113000-jobs-unemployment-rate-at-6-6.html?_r=0

Eat With

http://www.eatwith.com/#!/list/united+states

George Will: IRS Scandal as Big as Watergate and Iran-Contra; So Where’s the Media?

Appearing on Fox News Channel’s Special Reporton Wednesday, conservative columnist George Will said the scandal involving the Internal Revenue Services’ targeting of conservative groups is as serious as Watergate or Iran-Contra. The distinction between those scandals and the one involving the IRS, he said, was that the press covered those earlier controversies heavily while they have largely dismissed the latest.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/george-will-irs-scandal-as-big-as-watergate-and-iran-contra-so-wheres-the-media/

'Desert' Aisles If you build it, they may not come to the produce section.

When a grocery store was opened in one Philadelphia food desert, 26.7 percent of residents made it their main grocery store and 51.4 percent indicated using it for any food shopping, the report found. But among the population that used the new supermarket, the researchers saw no significant improvement in BMI, fruit and vegetable intake, or perceptions of food accessibility, although there was a significant improvement in perception of accessibility to fruits and vegetables. . . .
The researchers compared the Philadelphia neighborhood that would soon receive a new supermarket to a similar community three miles away, hoping to avoid any crossover effect from the opening of the new store. They polled the two communities before and after the store opened to see the effect of the change.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304680904579367011160332346?mod

Conservative activist claims Rep. Cummings tried to 'intimidate' her, files complaint

She also said that after she applied for tax-exempt status, "an assortment of federal entities including law enforcement agencies, and Congressman Cummings came knocking at my door." 
Her complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics claimed Cummings "misrepresented his authority as a Member of Congress to intimidate me and others associated with me, and which may be responsible for a series of incursions into my personal, organizational and business affairs by various federal agencies, agents and bureaucracies over the past four years." 
It continued: "We believe that Rep Cummings' actions have violated the House rules, represent an abuse of power on his part and are unethical and arrogant." 
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/06/conservative-activist-claims-rep-cummings-tried-to-intimidate-her-files/

Trial resumes in Del. girl's alleged waterboarding

Defense attorneys will continue their cross-examination of a Delaware woman whose longtime companion, a former pediatrician, is accused of repeatedly waterboarding her daughter by holding the child's head under a running faucet. Pauline Morse faces further questioning Friday by attorneys for 60-year-old Melvin Morse, who is accused of endangerment and assault and could get more than 20 years in prison if convicted.

Read More at: http://www.local12.com/template/inews_wire/wires.national/39e55d1c-www.local12.com.shtml#.UvTNfPldVFE

The baby's 18-year-old mother called 911 after waking about 4:30 a.m. Thursday to find that her son, Kayden Powell, was missing from his bassinette in a room where she was sleeping at a home in Beloit, authorities said.

http://qctimes.com/news/local/search-goes-on-for--day-old-baby-snatched-from/article_f5a172f8-8fec-11e3-8bda-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2553261/FBI-called-mother-wakes-4-day-old-baby-vanished.

http://www.gazettextra.com/article/20140206/ARTICLES/140209840


Amber Alert issued for 2 Pa. children


http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Amber-Alert-issued-for-2-Pa-children-5213616.php

The Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert and said Erielys Ahorrio, 3, and John Ahorrio, 4, a were abducted from a home in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania by Eddie Ahorrio Jr., 23, and Eddie Ahoriio. Sr., 47 at 7:30 p.m. after an altercation. 

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Abducted-Pennsylvania-Children-Could-Be-Traveling-Through-Connecticut-244197971.html

The autopsy states that the girl had moved to Tennessee to live with her father about three months before her death. The move was prompted by allegations of neglect at her previous home.

A pediatric check-up about three months before her death had shown no significant problems. She was taken to an outpatient clinic about a month before her death for excessive thirst, urination and eating, but nothing was found to be wrong with her.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/couple-charged-girl-dies-drinking-soda-22396061