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by Lisa Wade, PhD , Sep 22, 2010, at 10:48 am Don Waisanen at Thick Culture highlighted Norm Magnusson’s I-75 project . The project involves installing historical markers with a primarily political instead of historical message.
" I'm not part of the 99% ." That's the catch-phrase of a counter-protest that misunderstands the entire nature of the Occupy movement. Buying the lies that 99% activists are just a bunch of unemployed hippies looking for handouts, people like the following young student trumpet their work-ethics, and chide the rest of us for not being them .
Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his energy policy and jobs plan, his first major policy address since entering the presidential race. The event was held at a U.S. Steel plant outside of Pittsburgh in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. The Governor estimates his plan will create 1.2 million American jobs by opening federal land to more energy exploration and production including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, overturn some of the EPA’s recent clean-air regulations, and phase out tax incentives for development of renewable energy. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
By John T. Bennett - 10/19/11 04:51 PM ET A recent report found up to $60 billion spent on private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan has been lost. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced Wednesday she is helping craft legislation intended to prevent the shoddy contracting practices that allowed billions of dollars to be wasted in Iraq and Afghanistan. McCaskill, chairwoman of the Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support subcommittee, said she is teaming up with Sen.
I had to laugh as I read this article in Forbes magazine, of all places (OK, it was originally on Yahoo Travel): "World's Happiest Places: A new report reveals where people feel most positive about their lives" So America is #1, right? Hmmm. You know those horrible "socialist" European countries that the wingnuts are always screeching about? They're hell, right?
A school superintendent in Michigan has written a public letter to the editor asking Governor Rick Snyder if his school can become a prison instead. The full text is below. What do you think? Dear Governor Snyder, In these tough economic times, schools are hurting.
10. Why are dogs committing suicide by jumping off the Overtoun Bridge? The Overtoun Bridge is an arch bridge located near Milton, Scotland, over the Overtoun Burn.
Washington, D.C.— The Supreme Court heard oral argument today on Section 3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which forbids the federal government from recognizing state-level same-sex marriages. Judging by what I saw in the courtroom this morning, DOMA could be in serious trouble. “The question is whether or not the Federal government, under our federalism scheme, has the authority to regulate marriage,” declared Justice Anthony Kennedy, who repeatedly suggested that he saw DOMA as an unconstitutional federal intrusion on “the essence of the State police power.” Notably, at least one member of the Court’s liberal wing appeared to share Kennedy’s worries about DOMA and federalism.
Hadoken-ing: Real-Life Street Fighters Hadoken-ing is a trend from Japan where kids reenact scenes from 'Street Fighter' in photos. Since it has pretty much blown up the internet, here is a fashion shoot we did that takes that idea to the next level, putting our real-life street fighters in pixelated 3D realms. Corpse Brides and Forced Abortions: How China's One-Child Policy Is Still Ruining Lives China's one-child policy has created a long list of horrors that, besides child trafficking, includes infanticide, infant abandonment, and forced abortions, all used by families desperate to meet the set child quotas. Some sources estimate that 10 million state-enforced abortions take place in China every year.