Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Single Drop of Seawater, Magnified 25 Times

texas acreage

The Long History of BLM's Aggressive Cattle Seizures

HURRICANE CARTER EXONERATED AGAIN… AND AGAIN Unlock the cell door and throw away the evidence.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

latin-english dictionary


Dear love, couldst thou and I with fate conspire
To grasp this sorry scheme of things entire,
Would we not shatter it to bits, and then
Remould it nearer to the heart's desire!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A version of 'knockout game' stirs outrage in Austin, Texas

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Soil Survey: Cherokee County, Texas

Oligarchy in the Twenty-First Century Column: Think rich conservatives rule the world? Think again.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Where to get your growler on in Dallas

A celebration at a slave wedding

"Kitchen Ball at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia", by Christian Mayr, 1838.
A celebration at a slave wedding

It was made by Christian Friedrich Mayr, an academically trained artist from Germany who immigrated to the United States in 1833. After stays in New York and Boston, he lived and worked in South Carolina for several years. 

Your guide to eating and drinking in Oak Cliff and Bishop Arts

The Next Massive Bailout: Student Loans

The Next Massive Bailout: Student Loans

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cause of death: no father

Today, Boudreau is serving a life sentence. She confessed to murdering Karissa—she wanted to save her faltering relationship with her boyfriend, she told the court, and he’d told her that she would have to choose between him and the child—and described in quiet detail her daughter’s final moments. (“Mommy, don’t,” Boudreau says, were Karissa’s last words, as Boudreau straddled her chest and strangled her with twine.)

On Gay Adoption, S.E. Cupp is Out to Lunch

So when they “adopt,” they typically have to put a bunch of people through the mud fight that my dear friend Janna endured: they have to drag the opposite-sex parent to family court, strip him or her of custody, and then force the poor little kid to submit to the parental authority of a new, sometimes creepy, person who’s sleeping with a biological parent and very likely caused the breakup of that child's original family.

That’s the default that opened the age of fiat money

Hmmm. What could account for that? Could it be the last broadcast of the “Lawrence Welk Show?” Or the blast off of the Apollo 14 mission to the Moon? Or could it have something to do with the mysterious D.B. Cooper, who bailed out of the plane he hijacked, never to be seen again? A timeline of 1971 offers so many possibilities. But, say, what about the possibility that it was in the middle of 1971, in August, that America closed the gold window at which it was supposed to redeem in specie dollars presented by foreign central banks. That was the default that ended the era of the Bretton Woods monetary system.

Harry Reid's Long, Steady Accretion of Power & Wealth

That isn’t the only problematic land deal Reid was involved with at the time. In 2002, he put $10,000 into a pension fund controlled by another friend, Clair Haycock. The payment gave Reid a sizable parcel of land in Bullhead City, Ariz. According to the Los Angeles Times, Reid purchased the land for one-tenth of its estimated value (and one-fortieth of what it had sold for a decade earlier). Two actions created suspicion afterward. First, Reid sponsored an $18 million earmark for a bridge that would connect Laughlin, Nev., and Bullhead City. This bridge would likely increase property values in the area. Reid also introduced legislation that would benefit Haycock’s lubricant company. Reid aides denied that his support for the earmark or lubricant dealer bill was related to the land purchase. By 2011, Reid’s initial $10,000 investment was valued at between $250,000 and $500,000. The property did not appear in his 2012 disclosure.


You can throw nature out with a pitchfork, but it always comes back,
and breaking in unexpectedly is victorious over your perverse contempt.

Drive Nature off with a pitchfork, she’ll still press back,
And secretly burst in triumph through your sad disdain.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Retirement Plans FAQs regarding Substantially Equal Periodic Payments

Kneecapping Reform in Texas

And of course, the legislators who reacted with the greatest fury were those such as state Rep. Jim Pitts who were caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Pitts, a powerful legislator who chaired the House Appropriations Committee, and who authored the impeachment resolution against Hall, subsequently announced that he was retiring after National Review correspondent Kevin Williamson reported that Pitts had pulled strings to get his unqualified (and previously-rejected) son admitted to UT law school.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chicago program to put poor people into subsidized luxury apartments encounters flak

In Chicago, poor people receiving Section 8 housing vouchers are being encouraged to move into nicer neighborhoods and apartments that are beyond the reach of many middle class taxpayers, sparking an interesting public controversy.

Wichita Falls looks for other sources of water

These Maps Destroy All Objections To The Keystone Pipeline

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bankers are Behind the Wars

George Bush’s grandfather [and George H.W. Bush's father], the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.


These 3 fails show the U.S. is an awful boss

One reason Astor excelled was that he accepted the Indians as they were, not as he wanted them to be.
Astor surpassed the government factories and emerged as the leading exporter of furs in the United States. By the 1820s, his American Fur Company employed more than 750 men, not counting the Indians, and collected annual fur harvests of about $500,000, which made it one of the largest companies in America.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kelo Decision A Rousing Success

But after prompting city officials to pave the way for its new research facility with the promise of tax revenue and new jobs for the city, Pfizer pulled out of New London in 2009, leaving the land undeveloped, the homeowners dispossessed, their homes demolished, the land bulldozed into a vacant lot that still sits empty. After being elected in 2011, New London’s mayor called it “black stain” on the town’s reputation in an apology to the homeowners.


Medicare Advantage: The ACA was supposed to be financed in part by cuts to Medicare Advantage (MA) totaling $31 billion through FY2015, $128 billion over the first ten years. The White House recently announced that planned MA cuts will not go into effect after all.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Report: Wendy Davis caught up in FBI investigation

“Sen. Davis must fully disclose the facts about any wrongdoing and the extent of her involvement in that wrongdoing,” Hirsch said. “Texans deserve to know the truth about Sen. Davis’ involvement in a matter the FBI is investigating. This is a serious ethics issue that may violate federal law and cannot be swept under the rug, as Sen. Davis has tried to do when confronted with questions about her ethics thus far.”

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The Coming Real Estate Hyperpocalypse: All YOUR Fault!

For most of postwar history, a house cost about 1.5 to 2.5 times more than a person earned in a year. Today, even after the much-whined-about correction, it is more than four times as much. In 1940 the median U.S. income was $1,368; and the median house price was $2,938, a little more than double the income figure. In 1960 the income figure was $6,200, while the house price was $17,200, 2.77 times as much. In 1980 the ratio was 1/2.62, with income at $18,000 and house price at $47,200.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Liberty Movement Rising

Add to this the recently discovered fact that Senator Harry Reid's former assistant and friend Neil Kornze is now head of the BLM due to Reid's influence, and the fact that Harry Reid and his family are reaping financial rewards by driving farmers from all over the region where Cliven Bundy's ranch sits while arranging land deals with Chinese solar companies, and one has to ask, why should Bundy pay any of his hard earned money to the federal government when they are just going to use it to bulldoze his cattle and make Harry Reid more rich?


Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Milner-Fabian Conspiracy

Confessions of a Monopolist

This is the story of something for nothing—of making the other fellow pay. This making the other fellow pay, of getting something for nothing, explains the lust for franchises, mining rights, tariff privileges, railway control, tax evasions. All these things mean monopoly, and all monopoly is bottomed on legislation.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Police Investigate After Bicyclist Attacked By Group Of Teens

3 recent attacks in Worcester believed to be part of 'knockout game'

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

money masters

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.

23 Global Warming & Climate Change Stories All Americans Should Read Before Earth Day

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Dark Side of the Sebelius Legacy

How criminal was this enterprise?  Let’s consider the 2003 case of a confused little cowgirl who visited Tiller’s clinic in Wichita.  “Horses are my life and having kids would mess that up for barrel racing” – so explained the 15-year-old who hoped to abort the healthy, viable baby whom she had already carried for more than six months.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

old 78s

Friday, April 11, 2014

The IRS Scandal Comes Into Focus

The information in Mr. Camp's letter shows that Ms. Lerner sprang to action following a January 2013 meeting with Democracy 21, a campaign-finance outfit petitioning for a crackdown on Crossroads and the liberal big-dollar Priorities USA. (She never touched Priorities, run by former Obama aides.) The Camp outline suggests cause and effect, and that's new.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Global warming not taken seriously: World Bank's Kim

The Best Enemies Money Can Buy

President Obama’s persistent ’77-cent’ claim on the wage gap gets a new Pinocchio rating

BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings

New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings' staff asked for nearly identical information from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

'White man tried to tussle with me so I shot him': Police claim boy, 16, charged with murdering newlywed Nathan Trapuzzano said while allegedly confessing to friend

Terrorism and Tyranny ... James Bovard

see also world bank vs. world's poor

Tragedy and Hope

Fabians stained glass window

How do you make that bread with the big holes: Secrets of ciabatta revealed

A Look at Pension Problems in Major US Cities

‘Tax Freedom Day’ falls three days later this year

By April 21, to group says, Americans will have made enough to pay the $3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state taxes — more than they will spend on food clothing and housing combined.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Extend And Pretend Is Wall Street's Friend

IRS agents’ testimony: NO progressive groups were targeted by IRS

Once you impose the ‘ceteris paribus’ condition, the alleged 23% gender pay gap starts to quickly evaporate

Further, for the group of full-time workers who work 35-39 hours per week, women earned 111.3% of what their male counterparts earned in 2012, and therefore for that group there was an 11.3% pay gap in favor of women.

Anti-vaccine movement is giving diseases a 2nd life

Riffenburg hopes her family's experience will serve as a wake-up call. At first, Brady seemed to have a simple cold. As his symptoms worsened, Riffenburg and her fiancé, Jonathan Alcaide, took him to the hospital, where doctors suspected he had whooping cough.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Good Samaritan who tried to save newlywed Nathan Trapuzzano, 24, who was shot on his morning walk claims attack was part of a senseless gang initiation

A Good Samaritan who desperately tried to save a young newly wed after he was gunned down has relived his dying moments and revealed she thinks the seemingly senseless killing was a gang initiation.
Devoted Catholic Nathan Trapuzzano was shot while he was out on his regular, early morning stroll just a few hundred yards from the home where he lived with his pregnant wife Jennifer - who is due to give birth to a baby girl next month.

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Woman Punched At NYC Subway Station Speaks Out About Attack

A woman who was punched in the face by a stranger at a Brooklyn subway station has opened up about the ordeal as police continue to search for her attacker.
As CBS 2′s Dave Carlin reported, the search is on for the man suspected of punching 70-year-old Judith Maroney in the head before running away.

Climate scaremongers are still twisting the evidence over global warming

They will wonder why there was such a panic over a 0.4 per cent rise in global temperatures between 1975 and 1998, when similar rises between 1860 and 1880 and 1910 and 1940 had given no cause for concern. They will see these modest rises as just part of a general warming that began at the start of the 19th century, as the world emerged from the Little Ice Age, when the Earth had grown cooler for 400 years.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Woman falls three floors to her death trying to climb into boyfriend's apartment window after fight

A 29-year-old Brooklyn woman has fallen to her death after trying to climb into her boyfriend's fourth floor window following an argument early Friday morning.
Hannah Shaw was found unresponsive outside her boyfriend Alex Douglas' apartment building at 409 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg around 4:40am.
Shaw and Douglas, 42, had reportedly been arguing at a local bar before the tragic accident, and he left the venue without her.

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Shock on Capitol Hill as Obama's one-night stay in Brussels cost a whopping $2.9 MILLION – just for hotels and rental cars!

The Unemployment Puzzle: Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Baby boomers can't be the whole story, though, since the participation rate has declined for younger workers too. This part of the drop is a function of various factors, including simple discouragement, poor work incentives created by public policies, inadequate schooling and training, and a greater propensity to seek disability insurance. Globalization and technological change have also reduced employment and wage growth for low-skilled workers—which raises questions about whether current policy is focused enough on helping workers to achieve the skills necessary to work productively and earn decent incomes.

Millions of Americans forced to work part time

Dublin, a divorced mother of two, was laid off from her dream job as a Portland radio show host in 2009. She found work as a social media analyst early last year, but after eight months was laid off from that job, too.

Under attack: Depth of federal arms race should surprise, shock citizenry

 In late February, four federal agents carrying side arms with a drug-sniffing dog descended on the Taos Ski Valley in what was called a “saturation patrol.”
Authorities were working on tips of possible drug selling and impaired driving in the ski resort’s parking lot and surrounding area.
But the agents weren’t from the FBI, ATF or even the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Rather, the agents represented the U.S. Forest Service.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Richard Bertinet making bread (DVD from the book DOUGH)

New revelations about mom killed by Capitol cops

Miriam Carey ... shot in back of the head.;postID=39960105686113939
First they called her a terrorist threat.
When she turned out to be an unarmed suburban mother, they said she was on drugs.
Now, WND has exclusively learned, without a trace of doubt, that was wrong, too.
WND can also now report Miriam Carey was shot in the back of the head by U.S. Capitol Police officers and uniformed Secret Service agents six months ago, on Oct. 3, 2013.


A Neglected Masterpiece of Economic Analysis

I recently read a book titled Banking and the Business Cycle: A Study of the Great Depression in the United States, by C. A. Phillips, T. F. McManus, and R. W. Nelson. It was originally published by Macmillan in March 1937, later became a hard-to-find, almost-forgotten book, and in 2007 was reissued by the Mises Institute in an inexpensive paperback edition.

University of Leicester physics students says Noah’s Ark would have floated with two each of 35,000 species of animal

His colleague Benjamin Jordan added: “Using the dimensions of the ark and the density of the water, we were able to calculate its buoyancy force, which, according to Archimedes’ principle, is equal to the weight of the volume of fluid the object displaces. This meant we were then able to estimate the total mass the ark could support before the gravitational weight would overcome the buoyancy force, causing the ark to sink, which we calculated as 50.54x106kg.”

White Man Beaten By Mob In Detroit After Hitting Boy With Truck: Was It A Hate Crime?

As a 54-year-old Roseville man clings to life in the hospital following a brutal mob beating on Detroit’s east side, many are starting to wonder if the whole thing was racially motivated.

Exposing the Myths of Recreational Sex

A major contributor to today’s promiscuous culture is the unlevel playing field – 57% of students in college are women.  In her Weekly Standard article about this situation, Charlotte Allen explained that the sexual revolution was supposed to do away with the double standard, but there is a harsher, more cruel double standard now – a supply-saturated, short-term sexual marketplace.  Students at Yale University have a sad term for it now – SWUG-Nation, with "SWUG" standing for "Senior Washed Up Girls."

ATF Director: 'Wish I Had Better Answers' About ATF Agents Probing a Tea Party Conservative

B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, couldn't tell Congress why his agents made two visits to a tea party conservative in a 13-month period -- but only after she requested tax-exempt status for her conservative group, True the Vote. - See more at:

Family of teenage boy 'killed by girlfriend's father after sneaking into her bedroom' demand that SHE is charged

Family and friends of the teenage boy who was shot to death by his girlfriend's father after sneaking into her bedroom are demanding that the girlfriend be charged with accessory to murder or involuntary manslaughter.

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Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire

Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich has stepped down, the company said on Thursday, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company's web browser because of a donation Eich made to opponents of gay marriage.;_ylt=AwrBEiT.yT1TKDYAllnQtDMD

Thursday, April 3, 2014


The Founding of the Federal Reserve | Murray N. Rothbard

Food Deserts: Bad News for Obama’s Antiobesity Effort

With the obesity epidemic in full swing and millions of American living in neighborhoods where fruits and vegetables are hard to come by, the Obama administration thought it saw a solution: fund stores that will stock fresh, affordable produce in these deprived areas.
But now, three years and $500 million into the federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative, there's a problem: A study suggests it's not working.

"Unfortunately, more fresh food closer to home probably does nothing for folks at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder. Obesity levels don’t drop when low-income city neighborhoods have or get grocery stores. A 2011 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed no connection between access to grocery stores and more healthful diets using 15 years’ worth of data from more than 5,000 people in five cities. One 2012 study showed that the local food environment did not influence the diet of middle-school children in California. Another 2012 study, published in Social Science and Medicine, used national data on store availability and a multiyear study of grade-schoolers to show no connection between food environment and diet. And last month, a study in Health Affairs examined one of the Philadelphia grocery stores that opened with help from the Fresh Food Financing Initiative. The authors found that the store had no significant impact on reducing obesity or increasing daily fruit and vegetable consumption in the four years since it opened."

Massive Voter Fraud Discovered in North Carolina’s 2012 Election

In October 2012, Project Veritas produced video showing a Barack Obama campaign worker helping a voter register to vote in both Texas and Florida.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

'The debate over repealing this law is over': Obama boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare - but study shows just 858,000 newly insured Americans have paid up!

CMPD charge 4 teens in connection with man's death

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police said they have charged a fourth teenager in connection to a violent crime spree early Sunday that ended with one man dead in his driveway.

Police said Randy Shawn Lloyd, 16, turned himself in at police headquarters Monday afternoon -- more than 24 hours after he jumped and ran from officers who had spotted the stolen car he was driving.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Eating More Fruits And Veggies Daily May Reduce Risk Of Death

For people who ate seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day, their risk of dying from any cause was reduced by 42%, compared to people who ate less than one serving per day. And their risk of dying from cancer and heart disease was reduced by 25% and 31%, respectively.

substantive due process ... Justice Louis Brandeis

 The court applied a 14th Amendment doctrine known as "substantive due process," under which it had invalidated a series of state and local regulations. In dissent, Justice Louis Brandeis argued against that doctrine:

We may strike down the statute which embodies it on the ground that, in our opinion, the measure is arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable. We have power to do this, because the due process clause has been held by the Court applicable to matters of substantive law as well as to matters of procedure.

gutter gardens

Old Fashioned Pancakes Recipe

Old Fashioned Pancakes Recipe

Spring couple accused of endangering underweight boy

Officers were told that the 5-year-old boy was being forced to live in a closet under a stairway inside the house. They also were informed that the younger child's stepmother, later identified as Tami Bleimeyer, had left the home with the boy before deputies arrived.


His partner appears to have taken his name as his common-law wife.