Thursday, May 26, 2016

WallBuilders - Issues and Articles - Who are the Racists and when did they Switch Political Parties?

WallBuilders - Issues and Articles - Who are the Racists and when did they Switch Political Parties?:

"Democratic apologists instantly posted comments dismissing that claim, arguing that everybody knows that in the 1960s and 1970s, the racists within the Democrat Party left and became Republicans. 1 Is the claim true? Did the racist Democrats become the Republicans in the 1960s and 1970s who took over the south?"



When you've lost the NYT...-----Hillary Clinton Is Criticized for Private Emails in State Dept. Review

Hillary Clinton Is Criticized for Private Emails in State Dept. Review - The New York Times
"WASHINGTON — The State Department’s inspector general has sharply criticized Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying she had not sought permission to use it and would not have received it if she had.
In a report delivered to members of Congress on Wednesday, the inspector general said that Mrs. Clinton “had an obligation to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business” with officials responsible for handling records and security but that inspectors “found no evidence” that she had requested or received approval from anyone at the department to conduct her state business on a personal email.
The report also said that department officials “did not — and would not — approve her exclusive reliance on a personal email account to conduct Department business.”
It also added new detail about Mrs. Clinton’s motivation for using the private server, which she has said was set up for convenience..."
Read on.

After Hillary Drops Out... What?

After Hillary Drops Out... What? | PJ Media
The State Department's report on Hillary Clinton's insouciant attitude toward cyber-security would finish any other American politician.
...They can't protect her as they once could, and the multiplicity of media means that while the gatekeepers are still at the gates, the walls on either side have fallen. 
Meanwhile, State has publicly called her a liar and left a stinking mess on her doorstep that even her faithful house boys are going to find difficult to sweep aside.
Now what? 
Maybe this what:
The Democratic National Committee is considering a plan to re-insert Vice President Joe Biden into the presidential race, Donald Trump said Wednesday in California, a stunning claim on a day when front-runner Hillary Clinton faced new questions about her classified email scandal.
'I hear they're gonna actually slip Joe Biden in and he's going to take Bernie's place,' Trump told a rally audience of thousands in Anaheim, California, referring to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. 'I hear they want to slip him in,' he repeated. 'Cause I will say, the system is rigged against Bernie, 100 per cent.'
Read on! 

Obama Snaps Photo With Communist Leader, Then People Notice What's in Background

Obama Snaps Photo With Communist Leader, Then People Notice What's in Background:

"It’s bad enough that President Barack Obama is snapping selfies with communist leaders. Now he’s doing it with a specific one who helped kill tens of thousands of American men.

During his visit to Vietnam, Obama has been doing a lot of ill-advised apologizing for America. However, that’s not the worst thing."

College cancels 'Men in Literature' course, says it's too focused on men

College cancels 'Men in Literature' course, says it's too focused on men - The College Fix:
"A “Men in Literature” course taught successfully for eight years at Springfield College has now been canceled after campus officials complained the class was too focused on men.
The popular humanities department-approved course was taught by Dr. Dennis Gouws.
Campus leaders, prior to axing the course, accused the scholar of turning the English class into something of a men’s gender studies class.
In return, Gouws changed the curriculum to appease campus leaders’ concerns — to no avail.
...Perhaps not coincidentally, Herzog and Gouws fractious interactions predate the “Men in Literature” situation.
Herzog had previously denied a request for sabbatical leave for Dr. Gouws in 2014, and had also reprimanded him in an e-mail for missing a “sexual harassment prevention” training to which he had already been excused, the report also said.
What’s more, when Gouws had put up a poster in 2013 bringing awareness to false rape accusations, college officials reported a complaint about the posters contributing to a “hostile environment.”
Dean Herzog then declared the group behind the poster, A Voice for Men, a hate group. 
She cited the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization famous for labeling many groups that aren’t sufficiently liberal “hate groups.”...

The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much - The New York Times

The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much - The New York Times
BOULDER, Colo. — ONCE upon a time in America, baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs.
Then, over the course of the next few decades, public funding for higher education was slashed. These radical cuts forced universities to raise tuition year after year, which in turn forced the millennial generation to take on crushing educational debt loads, and everyone lived unhappily ever after.
This is the story college administrators like to tell when they’re asked to explain why, over the past 35 years, college tuition at public universities has nearly quadrupled, to $9,139 in 2014 dollars.
It is a fairy tale in the worst sense, in that it is not merely false, but rather almost the inverse of the truth.
The conventional wisdom was reflected in a recent National Public Radio series on the cost of college. 
“So it’s not that colleges are spending more money to educate students,” Sandy Baum of the Urban Institute told NPR.
“It’s that they have to get that money from someplace to replace their lost state funding — and that’s from tuition and fees from students and families.”
In fact, public investment in higher education in America is vastly larger today, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than it was during the supposed golden age of public funding in the 1960s. 
Such spending has increased at a much faster rate than government spending in general.
For example, the military’s budget is about 1.8 times higher today than it was in 1960, while legislative appropriations to higher education are more than 10 times higher.
In other words, far from being caused by funding cuts, the astonishing rise in college tuition correlates closely with a huge increase in public subsidies for higher education. 
If over the past three decades car prices had gone up as fast as tuition, the average new car would cost more than $80,000.
...The rapid increase in college enrollment can be defended by intellectually respectable arguments. Even the explosion in administrative personnel is, at least in theory, defensible.
On the other hand, there are no valid arguments to support the recent trend toward seven-figure salaries for high-ranking university administrators, unless one considers evidence-free assertions about “the market” to be intellectually rigorous.
What cannot be defended, however, is the claim that tuition has risen because public funding for higher education has been cut. 
Despite its ubiquity, this claim flies directly in the face of the facts."
Read on!

Lunch Video shows Hillary Clinton 'lying for 13 minutes' 

Video shows Hillary Clinton 'lying for 13 minutes'
YouTube video entitled "Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight" has been viewed more than seven million times on the internet.
The video shows Mrs Clinton changing her positions on a variety of issues including Wall Street, healthcare, trade deals, and same sex marriage
...He later explained that it was "not a pro-Trump video" and he planned a similar attack on the presumptive Republican nominee in due course.
The footage included Mrs Clinton saying in 2004 that marriage is a "sacred bond between a man and a woman".
A decade later she said: "I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law."
It also transposed her recent comments blaming banks for the home foreclosure crisis with previous ones in which she said: "Homebuyers who paid extra fees to avoid documenting their income should have known they were getting in over their heads."
The video also included her claims that she had once landed in Bosnia under sniper fire, and footage showing she did not.

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11 States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Directive | TheBlaze.com

11 States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Directive | TheBlaze.com:

"AUSTIN, Texas (TheBlaze/AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools.

The lawsuit announced Tuesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Louisiana, Utah, Arizona and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity."

The Biggest Fraud In Science History

The Biggest Fraud In Science History | Real Science
The Biggest Fraud In Science History
The National Academy of Sciences knew about this cooling in 1975.
Screenshot 2016-01-31 at 05.16.57 AM
This cooling was seen in the vast majority of US stations and is still present in the untampered US data.
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But for some reason, the cooling has disappeared from NASA data.
Fig.A (1)
NASA used to show the cooling, but have since made it disappear.
Over the last 16 years, satellite and radiosonde data show cooling, which NASA has also erased.
Read on!

The legal technicality that let BofA skate on an alleged billion-dollar mortgage fraud

The legal technicality that let BofA skate on an alleged billion-dollar mortgage fraud - LA Times: "...The program transferred responsibility for vetting the loans "from quality-focused underwriters to volume-focused loan specialists" using automated credit software, eliminated rules that effectively reduced commissions for low-quality loans, and cut the turnaround time for processing mortgages to 15 days from six weeks or more.
With speed and volume taking precedence over quality, a huge percentage of these loans was destined to be lousy.
Sure enough, more than 42% of the loans were "materially defective," Rakoff found.
As far as Fannie and Freddie knew, however, they all still met Countrywide's contractual representation that all the loans were "investment quality."
Instead, Rakoff wrote, HSSL "was from start to finish the vehicle for a brazen fraud...driven by a hunger for profits and oblivious to the harms thereby visited, not just on the immediate victims but also on the financial system as a whole."
Fannie and Freddie, he concluded, "would never have purchased any loans from the Bank Defendants if they known that Countrywide had intentionally lied to them."
So how, you might ask, could Bank of America wriggle out of that one?
The answer is through what Kelleher calls a "hyper-technical decision."
The judges based their ruling on the contracts that Countrywide had reached with Fannie and Freddie, pledging to provide those government-sponsored firms with "investment quality" mortgages.
There was no evidence, the appellate judges found, that the executives who signed those contracts intended at the time to stuff the pipeline with toxic junk.
It just turned out that way..."

Former medics find themselves on bottom rung in civilian field

Former medics find themselves on bottom rung in civilian field - Veterans - Stripes
"NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. — In four deployments as an Army combat medic to some of the most dangerous corners of Iraq and Afghanistan, Joe Carney had seen the worst of war — bullet wounds, severed limbs, shrapnel.
He saved lives amid bombs and gunfire, his emergency room often a patch of dirt in the desert or a rocky mountainside.
None of that mattered when he left the Army three years ago.
“I think the services should do a better job because at the end of the day, your last day in the Army, the last day in the Navy, you’re out, no one cares about you,” he said. “What I tell people who are planning to get out is, you have to have a plan.”
Like many medics and Navy corpsmen, the U.S. military’s front-line medical professionals, Carney’s skills translated to almost nothing in the civilian world.
...But despite his extensive training, he lacked state licensing certificates and he struggled to find a job at his skill level. 
He settled on a job as an emergency room technician, where he was allowed to do little beyond administer oxygen and take blood pressure readings..."

What Voter Fraud? Investigation Finds Hundreds of Dead Voters Are Casting Ballots in Southern California Alone | TheBlaze.com

What Voter Fraud? Investigation Finds Hundreds of Dead Voters Are Casting Ballots in Southern California Alone | TheBlaze.com:

"Hundreds of “dead voters” are casting ballots in Southern California, according to an investigation by KCBS-TV.

David Goldstein, an investigative reporter for KCBS, cross-referenced voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social Security Administration and found that hundreds voters are casting ballots under the names of people who have died.

The CBS affiliate’s investigation found 265 “dead voters” in Southern California."

NYC Protects 31 Gender Identities

NYC Protects 31 Gender Identities | The Daily Caller:
"Individuals living in New York City can choose from a minimum of 31 different gender identities, many of which allow them to fluctuate between some version or combination of male or female identities.
Businesses that don’t respect and accommodate an individual’s chosen gender identity risk incurring six-figure fines under rules implemented by the city’s Commission on Human Rights.
The list of protected gender identities is available online and includes options such as “gender bender,” “two spirit,” “third sex,” “androgynous,” “gender gifted,” and “pangender.”
...Someone who identifies as “genderqueer,” for example, is a “person whose gender identity is neither man nor woman, is between or beyond genders, or is some combination of genders.”
A “gender bender” is someone “who bends, changes, mixes, or combines society’s gender conventions by expressing elements of masculinity and femininity together.”
Similarly, someone who is “gender fluid” is a person “whose gender identification and presentation shifts, whether within or outside of societal, gender-based expectations.”
Read on and fear for everyone!

AM Fruitcake

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History for May 26


History for May 26 - On-This-Day.com
Al Jolson 1886 - Singer, actor, comedian, John Wayne (Marion Mitchell Morrison, Marion Robert Morrison) 1907 - Actor, director, producer, Jay Silverheels 1912 - Actor, known for his role as Tonto in the television series "The Lone Ranger"


Peggy Lee (Norma Deloris Egstrom) 1920 - Singer, actress, James Arness 1923 - Actor ("Gunsmoke"), Sally K. Ride 1951 - Astronaut


1736 - The British and Chickasaw Indians defeated the French at the Battle of Ackia.


1836 - The U.S. House of Representatives adopted what has been called the Gag Rule.


1868 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson was acquitted, by one vote, of all charges in his impeachment trial.


1908 - In Persia, the first oil strike was made in the Middle East.






1940 - The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II.


1959 - The word "Frisbee" became a registered trademark of Wham-O.


1994 - U.S. President Clinton renewed trade privileges for China, and announced that his administration would no longer link China's trade status with its human rights record.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

LIBERTY REVIEW

LIBERTY REVIEW:

http://libertyreview76.blogspot.com/2016/05/american-kid-by-tammy-derouin-i.html

American Kid

By Tammy Derouin

I remember a time when the school day began by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. We were taught what the colors stood for, what the stars and stripes represented, the proper way to raise and lower the flag, how to handle it and above all, never, ever let it touch the ground. 

Schools began to teach American History in the elementary grades.  We knew and understood such phrases as, “One if by land, two if by sea;” and “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.” We were taught why the original Tea Party took place and therefore understand the important symbolism it represents for a grass-roots political party today. We knew what the shot heard around the world meant and where it took place. We learned why the American Revolution was an important, world changing event.

Do you remember when patriotic songs were part of elementary music class?  Music class and music programs once included such songs as America the Beautiful, My Country ‘Tis of Thee (America) and God Bless America.  The Star Spangled Banner, our National Anthem, tells a story, through it all, our flag was still there.

We also learned songs which were unique to particular times, wars and struggles.  Yankee Doodle, Dixieland, Don’t Sit under the Apple Tree and many others helped to tie American history together.  Maybe we didn’t realize it at the time but through music we learned a few things. Remember School House Rock?  I learned the preamble to the Constitution and had fun learning how a bill is supposed to become a law by watching School House Rock.  For me, this was all part of the experience of being blessed to be an American Kid.....


WHO CAUSED LAST NIGHT’S ANTI-TRUMP RIOTS?

Instapundit » Blog Archive » WHO CAUSED LAST NIGHT’S ANTI-TRUMP RIOTS? “Republican Dan Lewis, the President of the Albuquerqu…:
WHO CAUSED LAST NIGHT’S ANTI-TRUMP RIOTS? “Republican Dan Lewis, the President of the Albuquerque City Council issued this statement,” Larry O’Connor writes at Hot Air today. Here is Lewis’s statement:
“The violence that we’re seeing this evening is absolutely unacceptable, and it is not the fault of Donald Trump, his campaign, or the attendees at the rally this evening.  It is directly the result of so called public interest groups, such as ProgressNM and the Southwest Organizing Project, fomenting hate.  These organizations this evening devolved from community action groups to hate groups by every usual measure.  This was not a protest – it was a riot that was the result of a mob trying to cause damage and injury to public property and innocent citizens exercising their constitutional right to peaceably assemble.”
“Thank you,” O’Connor adds. “And the statement from local Democrats? Can’t find one.” Well, other than their operatives with bylines at CNN, who describe last night’s riot as a mere “scuffle.”
Here’s an AP photo of the Albuquerque PD’s anti-scuffle brigade, who would eventually fire smoke grades (and according to some reports, pepper spray) at the mostly peaceful scufflers. Many more dramatic photos of the scuffle at Hot Air.
Riot police respond to anti-Trump protests following a rally and speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in front of the Albuquerque Convention Center where the event was held, in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Riot police respond to anti-Trump protests following a rally and speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in front of the Albuquerque Convention Center where the event was held, in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo and caption.)
As John Hinderaker concludes in a Power Line titled “Electing Trump, One Riot at a Time,” “Liberals will try to imply that violence by anti-Trump rioters is somehow Trump’s fault, but they can’t sell that theory. Most people dislike riots and rioters just as much today as they did in 1968. Trump has risen to the top of the political heap in large part because of the enemies he has made. During the primaries, the more he was denounced by liberal reporters, the more votes he got. The same will happen in the general election if voters see that he is besieged by left-wing rioters.”

Feds Divert MILLIONS To 'Slush Fund' That Fuels Activists

Feds Divert MILLIONS To 'Slush Fund' That Fuels Activists | The Daily Caller:
"Department of Justice officials diverted millions of dollars slated for victims of the 2008 housing meltdown to politically favored third parties, including “left-wing radical groups,” according to the chairman of a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee.
Rep. Sean Duffy , a Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services oversight and investigations subcommittee, said Friday the officials “skimmed” off three percent from mortgage-related bank settlements. 
This created what he called a $500 million “slush fund” that could be steered toward favored groups.
...Justice officials were long able to “skim 3 percent of any settlement money into their own account to for the most part spend it the way they see fit,” Duffy told participants in the media briefing hosted by the Cause of Action Institute, a nonprofit legal watchdog group."

'Let Them Eat Rocks' Suggests Socialist Pig in Venezuela

'Let Them Eat Rocks' Suggests Socialist Pig in Venezuela - The Libertarian Republic:
"A Venezuelan Governor Has Suggested Starving Citizens Eat Rocks And Sticks
...Yet, when the bill comes due for their free lunches, once social havoc has been inflicted upon the population by the policies of these economic ignoramuses, the hype of socialist leaders often turns away from “fairness and equity” and to callousness whereby, to quote Orwell, “some animals are more equal than others.”
And as bad luck would have it, we have Francisco Rangel, governor of the state of Bolívar, to provided us with an ample example of such absurdity in a single phrase.
In response to widespread food shortages across Venezuela–a product of inflationary policies and price controls–Rangel had this to say to the struggling Venezuelan people:
“Let them take away whatever they want. 
We are capable of eating a stick, or instead of frying two eggs, fry two rocks, and we will eat fried rocks, ” he said, “but no one can beat us.”
I wonder if Mr. Rangel has any intention of following his own advice.
Will he be frying up his own eggs while rocks sizzle in the mouths of “his” people?
Or, will he join them in gnawing on a stick like a domesticated dog?"...

Chaffetz Plays Damning Video Recap of IRS Targeting Scandal During House Hearing, Makes Case for Impeachment | Video | TheBlaze.com

Chaffetz Plays Damning Video Recap of IRS Targeting Scandal During House Hearing, Makes Case for Impeachment | Video | TheBlaze.com:

“This is really a simple case in my mind,” Chaffetz said. “When Congress asks you a question, you’re expected to give a truthful answer. When Congress issues a subpoena, compliance is not optional. Imagine if a taxpayer failed to comply with an IRS summons or subpoena — what would they do to you?”

The GOP lawmaker accused Koskinen of “actively misleading” Congress and failing to prevent evidence in the targeting scandal from being destroyed.

He also said the IRS commissioner failed to look in “five of the six” places Lerner’s emails could have been recovered: “the back up tapes, her Blackberry, the server, the backup server and the loaner laptop.”

Gonna git sporty!-----Sanders Supporters Plan to Rally 1 MILLION to 'Occupy' Democratic National Convention

Sanders Supporters Plan to Rally 1 MILLION to 'Occupy' Democratic National Convention | Truth Revolt:
TruthRevolt recently reported on how the Bernie Sanders campaign put wind back in the sails of Occupy Wall St, so much so that they "occupied" CNN over its apparent lack of coverage of the socialist senator. 
TR also reported that Democratic stalwarts like Sen. Barbara Boxer are openly expressing fear that the upcoming Democratic National Convention will be mayhem.  
Well, there's good reason to fear, because the snake is about to eat its own tail.
Sanders supporters are actively organizing a mass protest of one million activists to "occupy" the Democratic National Convention.
The American Mirror found the group's Facebook page, which states: 
WE’RE READY TO GO! Our goal is 50,000 new members ASAP and 1 MILLION STRONG TO THE CONVENTION! Everyone add as many Bernie supporters as you can to make this happen — nothing more important than 1 Million strong!” organizer Laurie Cestnick wrote in the “Occupy DNC Convenion” 
They’ve set up a PayPal account and are accepting donations to fund their activities.
Below is a screenshot taken May 23 of the Facebook page: 

450 feet under Lake Michigan, classic car cache rests in frigid silence

450 feet under Lake Michigan, classic car cache rests in frigid silence | MLive.com:
"WISCONSIN — The world's largest collection of 1929 and 1930 Nash Motors automobiles exists not in a museum, but rather entombed in the frigid depths of Lake Michigan.
The cars, 268 of them, are lashed in rows inside and crumpled in a heap next to the wreck of the SS Senator, a Great Lakes steamship that rests for eternity in an uncharted sinkhole about 15 miles east of Port Washington, Wis."



Lunch video-----Ghost Plane (Helios Airways Flight 522)

"Helios Airways Flight 522 was a scheduled Helios Airways passenger flight that crashed into a mountain on 14 August 2005 at 12:04 pm EEST, north of Marathon and Varnavas, Greece, while flying from Larnaca, Cyprus, to Athens, Greece.
A lack of oxygen incapacitated the crew, leading to the aircraft's eventual crash after running out of fuel.





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Bill Gates of hell: Windows 10 hijacking computers

Bill Gates of hell: Windows 10 hijacking computers:

"Microsoft changed the coding on the “X” so that clicking it now instructs MS to “upgrade” your computer to Windows 10. Yes, really.

In fact, the two options on the page, “OK” and “Upgrade Now,” do the same thing as the “X.”

To avoid the forced “upgrade,” a user has to go into the fine print.

Inside a logo box in the ad is a scheduled date for a mandatory upgrade. The user must look in the tiny type just below that line and find where it says “here” and click on that to avoid the upgrade."

Balance Due: Credit-Card Debt Nears $1 Trillion as Banks Push Plastic

Balance Due: Credit-Card Debt Nears $1 Trillion as Banks Push Plastic - WSJ
U.S. credit-card balances are on track to hit $1 trillion this year, as banks aggressively push their plastic and consumers grow more comfortable carrying debt.
That sum would come close to the all-time peak of $1.02 trillion set in July 2008, just before the financial crisis intensified, and could signal an easing of frugal habits ingrained by the recession.
The boom has been driven by steady economic conditions and an improving job market that have made creditworthy consumers less reluctant to take on debt.
In addition, lenders have signed up millions of subprime consumers who previously weren’t able to get credit.
...Capital One, the nation’s fourth-largest credit-card issuer, said credit-card sales jumped 14% in the first quarter from a year earlier.
The company’s strategy to boost card usage by raising spending limits and giving out more cards is also paying off:
Capital One customers spent 20% more on their cards during the first three months of the year than they did a year ago..."

EPA Just Declared War On Millions Of Car Owners

EPA Just Declared War On Millions Of Car Owners | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD
"The EPA wants to boost the amount of ethanol mixed in with gasoline, which could damage millions of car engines. (AP)
Energy: The EPA’s proposal to increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into gasoline is a trifecta of regulatory abuse.
It will do nothing for the environment, it will do nothing for energy security, and it could wreck millions of car engines.
The decision stems from a misbegotten 2007 energy bill signed by President Bush that requires ever-increasing amounts of ethanol to be included in gasoline.
Not an increasing percentage, but an actual amount.
The EPA’s proposal would require refineries to blend in almost 19 billion gallons of ethanol and other “biofuels” by 2017, which is 700,000 gallons more than they do now.
But there’s a problem. Americans aren’t consuming enough gasoline.
In fact, consumption this year is well below the 2007 forecast, both because cars are more efficient and because people are driving less than expected.
So, if oil refiners are to pump 19 billion gallons of ethanol into their gasoline supplies, they won’t be able to keep ethanol ratio below 10%.
Why does that matter? 
Because ethanol is corrosive and can degrade plastic, rubber and metal parts. 
And the more ethanol in gasoline, the most likely this damage will occur. 
So going above 10% can wreak havoc with car engines — as well as those in motorcycles, lawnmowers, power boats, you name it — that aren’t built to handle the higher ethanol levels.
...Oh, and by the way, diverting so much corn into gasoline tanks has raised the price of food, which hurts the poor.
So why is the EPA pushing ethanol? 
Does it help fight global warming?
Does it help cities fight smog?
Does it help the U.S. become more energy independent?
The answer is: None of the above.

  • A 2011 study by the National Research Council found that ethanol use could boost overall CO2 emissions. An earlier study published in Science also found that, when you consider the impact of converting forests and grasslands to cornfields, ethanol sharply increases carbon emissions.
  • Meanwhile, a 2007 study by a Stanford University environmental engineer found that increasing ethanol levels in gasoline can lead to more smog..."

Everyone is a government agent?-----Geek Squad employee allegedly searched PCs for the FBI

Geek Squad employee allegedly searched PCs for the FBI:
"The staffer allegedly conducted warrantless searches on the feds' behalf.
An astute PC technician is supposed to report any illegal content they see while fixing a machine, but one employee of Best Buy's Geek Squad might have gone too far.
The defense in a child pornography case alleges that the FBI paid Geek Squad agent Justin Meade to search customers' computers for illegal material, bypassing the warrant the FBI would need to conduct its own searches.
A secret informant file supposedly shows that Meade was considered a source for child porn investigations between 2009 and 2012, leading to the bust in question.
Attorneys for the accused, Dr. Mark Rettenmaier, want the evidence tossed out as a result.
Both the FBI and Meade deny that there were any orders to conduct searches.
The agent says he was only following Geek Squad's reporting policy, which also forbids payments from law enforcement.
However, the FBI also acknowledges that it paid Meade $500 for an unmentioned reason -- the question is whether or not this was an after-the-fact reward or an incentive.
It's far from certain that the accusation will stick.
The defense could have valid concerns that the FBI violated a constitutional right... or it could be blowing smoke to distract from damning evidence.
Either way, this isn't going to quiet fears (however overblown) that law enforcement might use device repair shops as fishing nets for crooks."

The Big List of bathroom attacks

The Big List of bathroom attacks:

"The latest moves in his sexual-alternative agenda, which many commentators are describing as an “obsession,” follow his advocacy for “same-sex marriage” and for transgenders in the military and governmental positions.

Just say no! The petition that rejects Barack Obama’s transgender agenda.

Critics say Obama’s policy gives perverts the opportunity to attack women and children.

The president’s supporters are demanding evidence, and now the non-profit legal group Liberty Counsel has responded."



VIDEO: Students sign petition to allow man on women’s basketball team

VIDEO: Students sign petition to allow man on women’s basketball team:
In recent weeks, the issue of transgender rights has been brought to the forefront around the country.
Last week, President Obama directed public schools to allow students to use whichever bathroom they identified with, and now it seems to be just a matter of time before the same demands are made for transgender athletes.
As a contributor for Campus Reform, I wanted to see just how far young people are willing to go to accommodate those in the transgender community, so I went to the University of Maryland posing as a student who identified as a woman but was unable to try out for the women’s basketball team because of my “assigned gender at birth.”
Not knowing what to expect, I brought along 50 letters addressed to the school’s president, and began seeking signatures from “concerned students.”
Despite making no effort to exude femininity, it soon became apparent that students were more than willing to go along with the idea that I was a woman who had every right to play basketball with other women.
As the day progressed, I began to push the envelope further, calling myself a “hero” and even suggesting the abolition of gender-specific sports leagues. It seemed like the more outlandish my suggestions, the more enthusiastic my supporters became.
Of the 50 students who stopped to speak with me, just one insisted that I was clearly not a woman, and as such, should not be allowed to play basketball on the women’s team..."

AM Fruitcake


History for May 25

History for May 25 - On-This-Day.com:
Ralph W. Emerson 1803 - Essayist, philosopher, poet, Luther 'Bill' Robinson (Bill "Bojangles" Robinson) 1878 - Tap dancer, actor, Igor Sikorsky (Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky) 1889 - Pioneer in aviation with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft


Robert Ludlum 1927 - Author (The Jason Borne series of books), Frank Oz 1944 - Actor, puppeteer (many Muppets characters, Yoda's voice), Mike Myers 1963 - Actor, comedian, screenwriter, cast member on "Saturday Night Live," ("Austin Powers" movies)


1844 - The gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry.


1927 - The "Movietone News" was shown for the first time at the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City.


1935 - Jesse Owens tied the world record for the 100-yard dash. He ran it in 9.4 seconds. He also broke three other world track records.


1953 - In Nevada, the first atomic cannon was fired.


1968 - The Gateway Arch, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, MO, was dedicated.


1979 - An American Airlines DC-10 crashed during takeoff at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. 275 people were killed.


1992 - Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent host of NBC's "Tonight Show."


2009 - North Korea announced that it had conducted a second successful nuclear test in the province of North Hamgyong. The United Nations Security Council condemned the reported test.