An 86-year-old Madison woman is fearing for her safety and has
developed nightmares, because of a persistent scammer who regularly
calls her day and night.
There are things that really puzzle me. Some life insurance companies charge lower premiums if you haven't made a life-shortening lifestyle choice. Being a nonsmoker is one of them. Actuarially, that makes sense because the life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers.
Insurance company policies charge higher premiums to those who are obese. The National I ...
Updated: Wed Sep 03, 2014
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 31 44 2014 10:44:45 GMT Drew Griffin and CNNs The Situation Room ran a remarkably fair segment on the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Members of the mainstream media dont do Republicans many favors, but in this case, their presentation of what led to the indictment is powerfully presented and a real net'plus for Perry. (Snip for video)The video of surly, drunk Democratic Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg is so over the top that television producers must find it irresistible. The CNN commentators can hardly suppress their giggles. Anyway, CNNs coverage of the whole affair exposes what a farce the indictment is and makes
Forbes, by Matt Patterson Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 31 38 2014 10:38:21 GMT On August 26, one thousand angry farm workers descended on a government office in Visalia, California to demand freedom from a union. The workers, from Fresno'based Gerawan Farming, voted in a decertification election last November to rid themselves of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union once and for all. But the authorities at the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) are refusing the count those votes. For almost a year now, the ballots have been sequestered in an ALRB safe, locked up along with the workers Constitutional freedoms of speech and assembly. So the workers made their presence known on August
National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 31 35 2014 10:35:09 GMT Presumably the advent of a nail polish capable of detecting date'rape drugs in ones cocktail would mark a high'water point in the empowerment of women against predatory men. Not so fast: The feminist backlash against the product has been vehement. According to ThinkProgress, such an innovation actually reinforces a pervasive rape culture in our society. Feminists of the vocal, bathe'in'male'tears sort find proof of rape culture all about: in newspaper satire, in 80s movies, in the verb to force. So one would think news that between 1997 and 2013 at least 1,400 children in Rotherham, England, were victims of sexual exploitation
Washington Times, by Phillip Swarts Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 31 30 2014 10:30:21 GMT The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would like you to donate. Right now. The campaign organization, hoping to lead Democrats to control of the House come November, has spent the past week sending out a series of strongly'worded, seemingly desperate, fundraising e'mails trying to get supporters to donate. All hope is lost, reads the subject of one such e'mail. Were in serious trouble, it continues. Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers are massively outspending us
If we get blown out right now, we might as well give up hope until 2016. Another e'mail says Democratic campaigners werent ready for Republican attack ads. We are ashamed, the letter
American Thinker, by Jeremy Egerer Posted By: DW626- Sun, 31 27 2014 10:27:54 GMT One of the strangest periods of Roman history was the period right before the republic collapsed and became an empire. The Romans weren´t known for losing, but during this period, they lost nearly everything they put their hands to. Catiline nearly overthrew the republic by rallying profligates, whoremongers, and drunken hipsters under the flag of rapacity. A Numidian king named Jugurtha practically walked into the Senate, bribed a bunch of senators, and caused them to overlook his hostile foreign policy which cost a friendly kingdom its ruin. Pirates practically owned the seas, so that all sea trade had practically
Daily Caller, by Jeffrey H. Joseph Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 31 26 2014 10:26:53 GMT Its no secret that there are plenty of policymakers who would love to see soda and sugary snack food banned altogether. But what if instead of Congress voting to pass laws against the products directly, federal agencies simply acted on their own to pressure stores to stop selling such products altogether, choking off the manufacturers ability to do business? Sound like executive overreach? A case of the federal government serving as our national nanny? While the U.S. Department of Justice isnt going after food manufacturers through retailers yet, it has targeting legitimate businesses by pressuring banks not to process their financial
Washington Times (D.C), by Kellan Howell Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 31 17 2014 10:17:16 GMT Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, told a crowd of 3,000 at a conservative summit in Dallas that Americans fighting with Islamic State militants should be exiled from the country saying, we need to not let into this country any American who is fighting with ISIS.But some conservative politicians say that banishing American Jihadists doesnt go far enough, and that those who leave the country to fight for militant groups like the Islamic State, Hamas, or Al'Qaeda should be stripped of their citizenship. On Friday, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat in neighboring New
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 31 14 2014 10:14:54 GMT The Prime Minister of Samoa has launched a heartfelt plea in the Guardian newspaper on behalf of his allegedly drowning Pacific nation. (H/T Bufo 75) [Snip] Tragically, it looks as if this request by the splendidly named Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, is destined to fall on deaf ears. Even a fair chunk of the Guardian´s impeccably green, left'liberal readership, it seems, is now sufficiently well'informed to appreciate that sea levels aren´t actually rising in any dramatic, significant or unprecedented way, and that the "drowning Pacific islands" meme is just a piece of a Third World blackmail designed to guilt'trip richer
Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung & Dan Balz Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 31 13 2014 10:13:50 GMT Short of world war, its rare that a chief executive goes through a foreign policy month like President Obamas August. U.S. warplanes struck in Iraq for the first time in years, as U.S. diplomats struggled to establish a new government in Baghdad. Islamic State militants beheaded an American journalist in Syria and spread their reach across the Middle East. War raged between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. In Afghanistan, U.S. plans for an orderly exit at the end of the year teetered on the brink of disaster. Russia all but invaded Ukraine and dared Obama to stop it. Libya descended
New York Post, by Susannah Callahan Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 31 12 2014 10:12:48 GMT Its the middle of the night. Seven'year'old Zak Ebrahim sleeps soundly in his favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pajamas. Theres been an accident, his mother says, shaking him awake. Hes confused. Usually, his father wakes him up early to pray. Never his mother. Look into my eyes, Z, she says. You need to get dressed as quickly as you can. She throws a sheet on the floor and tells him to pack it up with as much stuff as his little body can carry. I dont know if were coming back. The television blares: Breaking news. We interrupt this program...
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Andrew Evans Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 31 10 2014 10:10:27 GMT Two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle made one of the most fundamental statements ever about human society: Man is by nature a political animal. Aristotle meant more than that people group together for their survival and reproduction. People actually group together to strive for higher goods beyond mere preservation. This is politicsa communitys pursuit of a good life together. And it is our speech that makes us political, Aristotle teaches. Through speech we communicate our needs, but we also argue about the deeper thingswhat is right and wrong, the just and the unjust, as Aristotle puts it. Politics is
The Hill [DC], by Tim Devaney Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 31 06 2014 10:06:45 GMT The Obama administration is working on new efficiency standards for seemingly every appliance but the kitchen sink. Spurred by President Obamas climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards for refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, lamps and many more appliances. The administration says the standards will not only help the planet but also stimulate the economy by saving consumers money on their energy bills that they can spend elsewhere. But industry groups argue the standards, which will apply to both commercial and household appliances, could slow the economy, and that the Energy Department is
New York Times, by Jonathan Martin Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 31 04 2014 10:04:23 GMT WASHINGTON With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African'Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obamas final two years in office. In black churches and on black talk radio, African'American civic leaders have begun invoking the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, along with conservative calls to impeach Mr. Obama, as they urge black voters to channel their anger by voting Democratic in the midterm elections, in which minority turnout is typically lower. Ferguson has made it crystal clear to the
National Post [Canada], by Afsun Qureshi Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 31 58 2014 09:58:08 GMT London, England As a young girl in a downtown Toronto hospital, I stood on my tiptoes, peering at my cancer'ridden uncle lying mutely on the hospital bed. He was asleep exhausted and wasted from years of waging war with cancer. For some reason, I was left alone with him for a few moments, which turned out to be the moments in which he took his dying breaths. He woke with a jolt and started shrieking in a booming voice that belied his deathly ill state. His eyes were dilated but fixed straight at me while he shouted the
PJ Media, by David P. Goldman Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 31 50 2014 09:50:13 GMT Obamas we'dont'have'a'strategy gaffe was so egregious as to distract attention from the fact that he does indeed have a strategy, which has blown up in his face. His strategy is accommodation with Iran at all costs. As I wrote earlier this month, our ISIS problem derives from our Iran problem: Bashar Assads ethnic cleansing, which has displaced 4 million Syrians internally and driven 3 million out of the country, was possible because of Iranian backing. The refugee flood in Iraq and Syria gives ISIS an unlimited pool of recruits. Iraqi Sunni support for ISIS, including the participation of some of
Daily Mail [UK], by Will Stewart Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 31 48 2014 09:48:12 GMT Britain is to spearhead a new Nato rapid'reaction force amid warnings that Vladimir Putin is virtually at war against Europe and planning Tsarist expansionism. EU leaders were scrambling last night to bolster sanctions which have so far failed abysmally to halt the Russian presidents determination''in Western eyes''to bully Ukraine into remaining in his orbit. Leaders of countries sharing borders with Russia led the way in demanding tougher action against what they see as blatant aggression on their doorstep. Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite bluntly called for the West to wake up, and appeared to urge Nato to give significant military aid to Kiev.
Time, by Dan Kedmey Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 31 46 2014 09:46:59 GMT A map of every device connected to the Internet shows the wealthiest parts of the world flush with connections, while poor and sparsely populated parts of the world are blacked out as well as a few head scratchers in between. The map was created by John Matherly, founder of Shodan, a search engine that probes the Internets backend for connections to all sorts of devices from routers to refrigerators. Matherly said it took about five hours to ping every IP address on the Internet and store every positive response. It took another 12 hours to plot the responses on a
Fox News, by Staff Posted By: Pluperfect- Sun, 31 44 2014 09:44:14 GMT Even though the police shooting of an unarmed man in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is only weeks old and a grand jury is still trying sort out what really happened, a Washington'based nonprofit is offering a classroom lesson plan that draws a link between the incident and the revolutionary rhetoric of the 1960s Black Panther Party. Teaching for Change says its Teaching about Ferguson guide can help students think critically about the shooting of Michael Brown in an Aug. 9 confrontation with police and ways they can be proactive in their own communities. The Black Panther Partys 1966 platform, known