Friday, October 24, 2014

State continues sponsorship of Pure Michigan 400

State continues sponsorship of Pure Michigan 400 | Crain's Detroit Business:
"The state will continue to be a title sponsor at the Michigan International Speedway, with a commitment to label the August NASCAR race the Pure Michigan 400 for the next three years.
Track President Roger Curtis, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Michigan Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Michael Finney made the announcement Tuesday in Lansing.
Curtis said the past four-year deal with the state and the Pure Michigan brand has been a “love affair.”
“It stands for something different than just a true sponsorship,” Curtis said.
“It stands for an ideal. It stands for all of us.
It’s our home.”
The sponsorship will cost $700,000 for the first year, Finney said.
That money will come out of the $29 million Pure Michigan budget that lawmakers allocated this year.

Mark Dantonio MSU "Pride Comes Before The Fall"

Elbert Guillory: "Why I Am a Republican"

History for October 24

History for October 24 - On-This-Day.com
Sarah J. Hale 1788 - She wrote the poem "Mary Had A Little Lamb.", Moss Hart 1904, J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) 1930 


Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) 1936, F. Murray Abraham 1939, Kevin Kline 1947 


1632 - Scientist Anthony van Leeuwenhoek was born in Delft, Holland. He created the first microscope lenses that were powerful enough to observe single-celled animals. 


1795 - The country of Poland was divided up between Austria, Prussia, and Russia. 


1929 - In the U.S., investors dumped more than 13 million shares on the stock market. The day is known as "Black Thursday." 


1945 - The United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a month after the end of World War II. The Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories. 


1948 - The term "cold war" was used for the first time. It was in a speech by Bernard Baruch before the Senate War Investigating Committee. 


1969 - Richard Burton bought his wife Elizabeth Taylor a 69-carat Cartier diamond ring for $1.5 million. Burton presented the ring to Taylor several days later. 


2001 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that gave police the power to secretly search homes, tap all of a person's telephone conversation and track people's use of the Internet. 


2003 - In London, the last commercial supersonic Concorde flight landed.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

VIDEO: Martin Luther King’s Niece: ‘God Appointed Jesus of Nazareth, Not Al Sharpton’

VIDEO: Martin Luther King’s Niece: ‘God Appointed Jesus of Nazareth, Not Al Sharpton’:

"During the last seven years, the African-American unemployment rate is a “shame and a disgrace,” Dr. King told Cavuto.

When Cavuto asked why blacks continue to vote Democrat in spite of the worse economic conditions they’ve suffered under during the Obama presidency, Dr. King said that, “People have not really been educated. They do not understand that voting for the color of someone’s skin has not repaired the problems.”

10 Things About The U.S. News Media That They Do Not Want You To Know

Read 'em all and be informed!
10 Things About The U.S. News Media That They Do Not Want You To Know | The Daily Sheeple
#1 The level of trust in the U.S. news media is at an all-time low.
#2 The news media is far more liberal than the American people.
#3 Fox News is not nearly as “conservative” as you think that it is.
#4 MSNBC is in a death spiral.

Liberals are more likely to unfriend you over politics — online and off

Liberals are more likely to unfriend you over politics — online and off - The Washington Post:

(Pew Research)"Consistent liberals were the most likely group to block or unfriend someone because they disagreed with their political postings, with 44 percent saying they had "hidden, blocked, defriended, or stopped following someone" on Facebook due to their political postings."

Mind The POS Machine Plunge: NCR’s Weak Results Reflect 4,000 Store Closings YTD

Mind The POS (Point Of Sale) Machine Plunge: NCR’s Weak Results Reflect 4,000 Store Closings YTD | David Stockman's Contra Corner:
NCR, a thermometer into the retail industry beyond the latest sales statistics, has noticed that brick-and-mortar retailers are cutting back. 
And they’re not just cutting back buying point-of-sale devices; they’re cutting back, period. “Ongoing retail consolidation,” Nuti called it. 
And some are using bankruptcy courts to do it.
These structural problems in the brick-and-mortar retail industry include Sears Holding with its moribund Sears and Kmart stores.
They excel only in two things: shrinking sales and losing money.
This year, the company promised to close 300 Sears stores and 80 Kmart stores. Some of us wonder why anyone is still buying there.
A week ago, discount retailer Alco, with 198 stores in 23 states, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. 
In September, after never-ending and wild speculations that electronics retailer Radio Shack might also head into bankruptcy, the company suddenly supported these wild speculations in an SEC filing:

Beck Says This Is How Democrats Are Setting the Stage for ‘Another Historic Moment’ in America | Video | TheBlaze.com

Beck Says This Is How Democrats Are Setting the Stage for ‘Another Historic Moment’ in America | Video | TheBlaze.com:

"Democrats had to create a “historic” moment where “America could finally say it’s not racist” by electing President Barack Obama. Now they need to create a new “historic” moment by making it seem like America is a sexist country, and electing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the way to defeat the sexism."

Syracuse Internet policy makes everything ‘harassment,’ student reps say

Syracuse Internet policy makes everything ‘harassment,’ student reps say:
"Policy language should focus on ‘threats of violence, obscenity, child pornography, harassing communications’
Syracuse University students acting like jerks online – or just arguing heatedly – could be punished under school policy.
That’s because the school’s Computer and Electronic Communications Policy defines harassment as sending “annoying” or “offensive” messages to others.
The Student Association wants to clamp down on such vague and unenforceable terms.
It passed a resolution earlier this month asking the school to make the harassment language more specific and concrete, according to The Daily Orange."

‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county | Fox News:
"CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.
Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said.
“You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg,
Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race.
He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race.
Moynihan offered this gracious lesson to his followers on Twitter: “Be careful when you vote in Illinois. Make sure you take the time to check your votes before submitting.”"


BREAKING: Michael Brown Official Autopsy Results are In; Will this Finally Stop the Protests?

BREAKING: Michael Brown Official Autopsy Results are In; Will this Finally Stop the Protests?:

"Violence has continued with protesters interrupting the daily life of people unconnected to the shooting. They have chanted for the killing of Darren Wilson and threatened that there would be more violence if he is not indicted. Even the Democrat governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, called for the vigorous prosecution of Officer Wilson before an investigation had even begun.

With the official autopsy report not supporting the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative that has been claimed by Brown supporters, how will the Ferguson community, and those outside agitators who have remained in the area to fuel the unrest, respond?"

Detroit officials bristle at UN visit, scolding over water shut-offs

Detroit officials bristle at UN visit, scolding over water shut-offs | Fox News
Detroit officials are fuming after two visiting United Nations lawyers scolded the city for cutting off water to delinquent customers and described the shut-offs as a “human rights” violation. 
The response follows a three-day visit to Detroit -- which desperately is trying to bail itself out of bankruptcy -- from two representatives with the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
“It is contrary to human rights to disconnect water from people who simply do not have the means to pay their bills,” Catarina de Albuquerque, one of the two representatives, said Monday at the conclusion of their visit.
“I heard testimonies from poor, African American residents of Detroit who were forced to make impossible choices -- to pay the water bill or to pay their rent.”
But the mayor's office blasted the U.N. review as one-sided. Alexis Wiley, Mayor Mike Duggan’s top aide, said the city is "very disappointed" with them.
"They weren't interested in the facts," she said.
"They took a position and never once [before Monday] reached out to the city for data."

Texas Comptroller Report Destroys Wind Industry Claims

Texas Comptroller Report Destroys Wind Industry Claims | Heartlander Magazine:
"A new report by the Texas Comptroller documents how wind power is raising electricity prices in Texas, throwing cold water on false assertions made by American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbyists.
Big Wind made its false assertions about Texas wind power after I pointed out in a Forbes.com article that electricity prices are soaring in the states most reliant on wind power.
As I documented at Forbes.com, in nine of the 10 states most reliant on wind power, electricity prices are rising at least five times faster than the national average. 
This huge disparity in electricity price trends directly contradicts assertions by the subsidy-dependent wind industry that wind power is reducing electricity costs and spurring job growth."

Satellite Photos Show Life Under ISIS

Satellite Photos Show Life Under ISIS:

"New images of a Syrian border town reflect the burden on civilians as Islamic State (ISIS) militants have moved in on the town.

Two sets of photos show the Syrian town of Kobani, located right near the Turkish border, just before ISIS militants moved in and then after."



Obama program puts noncitizens on voter rolls

Obama program puts noncitizens on voter rolls « Watchdog.org:
"With early voting starting Thursday, North Carolina’s election board found 154 ineligible voters on its poll lists — and officials are examining thousands more questionable registrations. 
 The illegal immigrants landed on the state’s voter rolls, courtesy of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 
 The State Board of Elections said late Tuesday that more than 9,000 additional voters’ names are being checked for legal status. 
They do not expect to finish checking before early voting starts Thursday.
 “We don’t know what we don’t know,” special counsel Brian LiVecchi told Watchdog.org.
Nearly 10,000 names on the rolls are tagged by the state Department of Motor Vehicles as “legally present,” but the Winston-Salem Journal reported that doesn’t mean all 10,000 are ineligible to vote.
When immigrants are certified under DACA deportation proceedings are frozen."

The junk ‘science’ behind the marijuana legalization movement

The junk ‘science’ behind the marijuana legalization movement - The Washington Post:
"Already, 23 states allow marijuana to be prescribed for medicinal use, making it easy for proponents for broader legalization, such as the Marijuana Policy Project, to brand the drug as “harmless.”
Some go further, calling it “safe” and even “healthy.”
....The problem is that marijuana is not, in fact, “harmless.”
(Update: After publication, the Marijuana Policy Project altered the language on its site to call pot “a much less harmful substance” than alcohol.
Here is a screenshot of the original.)
Proponents are spinning the science — casting pot as a threat only if used improperly, much like a car — for the sake of advancing their political agenda.
It’s fine for people to believe the government has no business conducting a “war on drugs,” but it’s something else entirely to trivialize or simply deny marijuana’s harmful effects.   
....As more states move to legalize marijuana, polls indicate that Americans are growing much more accepting of marijuana use.
But the growing acceptance and availability of pot, along with the misleading advertisements spread by legalization proponents, are spreading the dangerous myth that marijuana is risk-free.
There are compelling reasons to change our policy toward marijuana — notably, cutting down on incarceration rates for possession.
But simply ignoring the science on the negative effects of chronic (no pun intended) marijuana use does a disservice to the dialogue around marijuana."

How Asset Forfeiture Allows Cops to Steal from Citizens

How Asset Forfeiture Allows Cops to Steal from Citizens - Reason.com:
It probably seemed like a bright idea at the time: 
Let the police seize the ill-gotten gains of alleged drug dealers and other suspected criminals and sell it, using the proceeds to buy much-needed crime-fighting gear.
Unfortunately, the process—civil asset forfeiture—did not require convicting anybody of a crime. In fact, it didn’t even require charging anybody with a crime. 
Not surprisingly, this led to rampant abuse, which has been abundantly documented for many years. Various reform efforts, including a 2000 federal law, have been unable to stop what’s become known as policing for profit.

UNC athletics scandal report says bogus classes, inflated grades pushed by coaches, counselors

JUST IN: UNC athletics scandal report says bogus classes, inflated grades pushed by coaches, counselors:
More details have emerged about one of the largest cheating scandals involving collegiate athletes is U.S. history thanks to a new investigative report released Wednesday.
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill had concocted a massive system to keep student athletes eligible to play, a set-up described by theNews & Observer as an 18-year scheme that included bogus classes, inflated grades and a “shadow curriculum” advanced by those in charge.
Everyone from coaches to academic counselors to a top official at the African and Afro-American Studies department were complicit in the scheme.
The N&O reports:
The system of no-show classes at UNC-Chapel Hill was pushed by academic counselors for athletes, hatched and enabled by two sympathetic officials in a key department and employed by coaches eager to keep players eligible, a new report into the long-running scandal has found.
The 18-year scheme generated inflated grades through lecture-style classes that had been quietly converted into bogus independent studies. The report, released Wednesday afternoon, found a new culprit: the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes.
[The report] found that the academic counselors had pushed for the easy classes and embraced those started by Deborah Crowder, a longtime manager for the Department of African and Afro-American Studies. The report describes a fairly broad group of academic and athletic officials who knew about athletes getting better grades in classes that only required papers, yet taking little or no action.

PICTURE: This Map DESTROYS the Left’s ‘Voter ID Laws are Racist’ Myth

PICTURE: This Map DESTROYS the Left’s ‘Voter ID Laws are Racist’ Myth:

"Liberals like to pretend that asking for ID at a voting booth places some sort of fictitious undue burden on the fundamental right to vote. However, in a glaring contradiction of ideology (even by liberal standards), these same morons claim that background checks and other restrictive methods of obtaining a firearm are not only needed, but compatible with the Second Amendment that clearly states that the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.”

IRS Stonewaller Lerner's Emails Are Not Lost, Say Government Lawyers

IRS Stonewaller Lerner's Emails Are Not Lost, Say Government Lawyers
Government lawyers have told a watchdog group suing over the Internal Revenue Service scandal that Lois Lerner’s emails aren’t missing after all.
Attorneys for the Justice Department surprised Judicial Watch, a right-leaning watchdog group, on Friday by saying that they have copies of every electronic message ever sent from Lerner, a former top IRS official who is a key figure in a targeting scandal involving conservative groups that sought tax-exempt status.
The IRS told Congress that thousands of Lerner’s emails sent prior to 2011 were hopelessly lost thanks to a hard drive crash that left the data unrecoverable. 
A back-up system, they said, had also been erased. 
Officials told Congress about a half dozen IRS officials in addition to Lerner, some affiliated with the targeting, had also lost emails due to computer crashes.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Justice Department lawyers informed him that the federal government keeps a back-up copy of every email and record in the event of a government-wide catastrophe.
The back-up system includes the IRS emails, too.
“So, the emails may be inconvenient to access, but they are not gone with the [broken] hard drive,” Judicial Watch spokeswoman Jill Farrell told the Washington Examiner.

B1G Mascots "Shake It Off" Parody 2014

History for October 23

History for October 23 - On-This-Day.com
Johnny Carson 1925, PelĂ© 1940, Michael Crichton 1942 







Sam Raimi 1959, "Weird Al" Yankovic 1959, Doug Flutie 1962 


1915 - The first U.S. championship horseshoe tourney was held in Kellerton, IA


1929 - In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged starting the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression. 


1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf began. 


1956 - Hungarian citizens began an uprising against Soviet occupation. On November 4, 1956 Soviet forces enter Hungary and eventually suppress the uprising. 


1958 - Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He was forced to refuse the honor due to negative Soviet reaction. Pasternak won the award for writing "Dr. Zhivago". 


1971 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and seat Communist China. 


1989 - Hungary became an independent republic, after 33 years of Soviet rule. 


1998 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a breakthrough in a land-for-peace West Bank accord. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LIBERTY REVIEW

LIBERTY REVIEW:

http://www.libertyreview76.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-sky-is-green-by-tammy-derouin-there.html

The Sky Is Green

"Thanks to lax policies and open borders, we are dealing with much larger threats.  But, what if we were dealing with a large scale outbreak of the common cold?  Would we abandon the common sense do’s and don’ts to prevent infecting others?



VIDEO: Obama’s Many Scandals Put on Display in One Hilarious Song

VIDEO: Obama’s Many Scandals Put on Display in One Hilarious Song:

"This would be funny if it wasn’t a reality lived by Americans across the country. Well, even though it is reality, this song is absolutely hilarious. Remy, from Reason, has another video hit on his hands. Addressing the Obama scandals ranging from Fast and Furious to Benghazi and the IRS targeting, he takes on many roles to the tune of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”

This is a great video!

Rwanda imposes conditions on travellers from AMERICA to keep Ebola out

Rwanda imposes conditions on travellers from AMERICA to keep Ebola out | Daily Mail Online
Rwanda imposes conditions on travellers from AMERICA to keep Ebola out
  • Rwanda has so far reported no cases of Ebola infections
  • And is now monitoring anyone visiting from the U.S. or Spain
  • Both countries have recorded deaths from the virus
  • Across Africa in Sierra Leone, the virus is threatening the capital
  • Authorities report up to 20 deaths a day

VIDEO: Dr. Alveda King Says the Words that Most Black People Won’t Admit About Obama

VIDEO: Dr. Alveda King Says the Words that Most Black People Won’t Admit About Obama:

"When Barack Obama was elected President of the United States in 2008, many people said that his election fulfilled Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream. In fact, the history of electing the nation’s first black president was pushed so hard that his past, his belief system did not seem to matter. People interested in making history paid no attention to who Barack Obama was as a person.
In fact, who he was as a person was kept well hidden with all personal info about him sealed and daring to question it leading to a charge of racism."

Articles: Is ACORN behind violent unrest in Ferguson?

Articles: Is ACORN behind violent unrest in Ferguson?
With all the pathologies on parade right now in and around Ferguson, really, how could the loyalists of ACORN, which once claimed a membership of 400,000, have stayed away from the opportunity to lynch a white police officer for doing his job?
The recruiting and fundraising opportunities for the cop-hating progressive movement are virtually unlimited.
What's going on in Ferguson is mobocracy at its ugliest.
Activists are blackmailing the grand jury that is now hearing evidence against police officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown in August reportedly in self-defense.
 If the grand jurors refuse to indict Wilson, radical activists are promising even more mayhem.
The message is unmistakable: indict the cop, and there will be peace. 
 Don't, and Ferguson will burn.
One of the groups deeply involved in causing chaos in Ferguson is Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. 
MORE is the rebranded Missouri branch of the former Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN),
which filed for bankruptcy in late 2010.

New Emails Show VA Threatened Retaliation Against Whistleblower After TV Interview | TheBlaze.com

New Emails Show VA Threatened Retaliation Against Whistleblower After TV Interview | TheBlaze.com:

"The Department of Veterans Affairs last month tried to force one of its employees to sign a non-disclosure agreement and threatened disciplinary action, after the employee appeared on television to criticize the VA for failing in its mission to deliver health care to veterans."