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Carly Fiorina: The Chinese “Can’t Innovate, Not Terribly Imaginative, Not Entrepreneurial”

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:58
BuzzFeed News, by Andrew Kaczynski Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 28 46 2015 03:46:55 GMT Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina argues that the Chinese are are not entrepreneurial, don’t innovate, and are “not terribly imaginative” in her argument against the Common Core education policy. “I also think the argument for Common Core is frequently, ‘Oh, we have to compete with the Chinese,’” Fiorina said earlier in the year to the Iowa Caffeinated Thoughts political vlogger. Fiorina cited her decades of business experience in China to say that the Chinese people are good at test taking but are not imaginative, entrepreneurial, or innovative. “I have been doing business in China for decades, and I will

The Big Tent Party Collapses

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:24
Breitbart Big Government, by Ben Shapiro Posted By: JoElla Bee- Thu, 28 31 2015 03:31:13 GMT The GOP is falling apart. How else to explain the wide variance of positions within the Republican Party on basic issues ranging from same'sex marriage to immigration to tax policy? For years, GOP bigwigs have explained that the Republican Party can only succeed if it expands and evolves, embracing as many views as possible. There’s only one problem: that simply doesn’t work. While the Democratic Party has moved toward leftist purity in which Hillary Clinton’s policy positions are virtually indistinguishable from socialist Bernie Sanders’, the Republican Party has become to political positions what COEXIST bumper stickers are to religion –

Notebook Offers Glimpse Into Colorado Theater Shooter´s Mind

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:24
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Thu, 28 10 2015 03:10:28 GMT Centennial, CO—Colorado theater shooter James Holmes´ notebook provides the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his "broken" mind. Just before the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70, Holmes mailed the notebook to a University of Colorado psychiatrist who treated him. It was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial. ——— GOOD AND EVIL The notebook opens with drawings of stick figures, one standing, the rest presumably dead, and a series of equations that appear to try to evaluate whether a "murderer" gains value by killing people. "Can a person have both no value

George Pataki '' the GOP´s Rodney Dangerfield?

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:24
Real Clear Politics, by Rebecca Berg Posted By: garnet- Thu, 28 10 2015 03:10:00 GMT On paper, he sounds like a top-tier candidate for president: A former three-term Republican governor from deep blue New York, who was in office during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and built a legacy anchored in ambitious tax cuts. If only anyone knew who George Pataki is. But Pataki, who will announce his candidacy for president Thursday in Exeter, N.H., does not register in most public polls, if he is included at all. Reporters do not rush him at events in the key primary states, if they show up. Other Republicans do not attack his credentials or even acknowledge him. In the crowded

Why Democrats should welcome Sanders´ entry into presidential race

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:28
CNN, by Donna Brazile Posted By: garnet- Thu, 28 02 2015 03:02:59 GMT As a rule of thumb, being called a socialist isn´t a good thing in American politics. But if you´re brave enough to describe yourself that way? Well, that might be enough to take a little bit of the sting out of your opponents´ attacks. That, at least, is what U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont must be hoping. And by describing himself as a "democratic socialist," Sanders is showing a willingness to jump right in and wrestle with some of the big issues facing this country '' and he´s doing his party a big favor in the process.Of course, Sanders is

Polluted Political Games

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:28
New York Times, by Nicholas Kristof Posted By: jackson- Thu, 28 57 2015 02:57:37 GMT I’ve admired the Clintons’ foundation for years for its fine work on AIDS and global poverty, and I’ve moderated many panels at the annual Clinton Global Initiative. Yet with each revelation of failed disclosures or the appearance of a conflict of interest from speaking fees of $500,000 for the former president, I have wondered: What were they thinking? But the problem is not precisely the Clintons. It’s our entire disgraceful money'based political system. Look around: • Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey accepted flights and playoff tickets from the Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, who has business interests Christie can affect. • Senator

What if the Republican Party Can´t Decide?

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:28
Real Clear Politics, by David Byler Posted By: garnet- Thu, 28 55 2015 02:55:33 GMT Yesterday I analyzed endorsement data from previous presidential primaries to show that Hillary Clinton is performing very well in the invisible Democratic primary. Today I’m going to turn to the Republican invisible primary and compare that contest to past invisible primary battles. To anyone unfamiliar with the term “invisible primary,” I would point to my piece from yesterday, to some of the good analyses at other news sites, or to “The Party Decides” – it’s one of the best books on the invisible primary, and it’s the basis of much of this analysis. But if you’re strapped for time, here’s

Breast cancer ´alters bone to help it spread´

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:28
BBC News [UK], by James Gallagher Posted By: earlybird- Thu, 28 51 2015 02:51:43 GMT Breast cancers can manipulate the structure of bone to make it easier to spread there, a study has found. Researchers at the University of Sheffield said the tumours were effectively "fertilising" the bone to help themselves grow. The study, in the journal Nature, said it may be possible to protect bone from a tumour´s nefarious influence and consequently stop the cancer´s spread. Cancer charities said this opened up "a whole new avenue for research". Around 85% of breast cancers that spread around the body end up in bone, at which point the cancer is difficult to treat and more deadly.

Dabo Swinney to skip fundraiser after backlash

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:28
ESPN, by Jared Shanker Posted By: timmartus- Thu, 28 34 2015 02:34:59 GMT Clemson coach Dabo Swinney will no longer attend a fundraiser held by a conservative South Carolina organization after receiving considerable backlash from gay rights groups, Clemson students and the South Carolina House minority leader. The Palmetto Family Council planned to honor Swinney and "South Carolina defenders of religious liberty" at a fundraiser on June 2, the event invitation states. On its website, the Palmetto Family Council states its vision is to "transform the culture in South Carolina by promoting the values and virtues of marriage,

Texas flood victim: ´It turned the living room into a gigantic washing machine´

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:11
CNN, by Holly Yan* Posted By: earlybird- Thu, 28 23 2015 02:23:57 GMT (Videos)The ferocious Blanco River surged into the Perez family´s vacation home, blowing the door off its frame. "Oh no!" Sarah Perez cried from the second floor. The torrent of brown water filled the Texas house, creating a whirlpool of chairs and tables. "It turned the living room into a gigantic washing machine," Ernie Perez said. His wife wondered aloud whether she should call 911. "911 is not going to be able to get to us," he replied.Fortunately for the Perez family, firefighters were already in that part of Wimberley, Texas, to check on an elderly neighbor. "We see flashing lights in the distance. We saw a

Unions Now Want An Exemption From The Minimum Wage Hike They Pushed

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:54
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline Posted By: RockyTCB- Thu, 28 22 2015 02:22:00 GMT Those who think the minimum wage doesn´t cost jobs might want to have a chat with unions in Los Angeles. After pushing for a big hike in that city´s minimum wage — which will climb to $15 an hour by 2020 — labor leaders now want an exemption for companies that have unionized workers. Why? Because, according to Rusty Hicks, head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, "with a collective bargaining agreement, a business owner and the employees negotiate an agreement that works for them both. The agreement allows each party to prioritize what is important to them." The union exemption

Al'Qaeda ´orders Syria´s Al'Nusra Front not to attack West´

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:03
BBC News, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Thu, 28 20 2015 02:20:01 GMT Al'Qaeda´s affiliate in Syria has been ordered by the jihadist network not to use the country to launch attacks on the West, the group´s leader has said. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Abu Mohammed al'Julani said al'Nusra Front was focused on capturing Damascus and toppling President Bashar al'Assad. He also promised to protect Syrian minorities that disavowed Mr Assad. A rebel alliance including al'Nusra has been making gains in north'western Syria, capturing the city of Idlib. Rebel fighters are now advancing on the Mediterranean coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of the president and his heterodox Shia Muslim Alawite sect.

As ObamaCare Premiums Spiral, Dems Push Costly New Mandates

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:03
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff Posted By: RockyTCB- Thu, 28 18 2015 02:18:14 GMT Health Reform: Looks like ObamaCare premiums will skyrocket for many next year. So what do Democrats propose? New insurance mandates that will drive premiums up even higher. Which one is the stupid party again? The list of states reporting enormous rate hike requests for ObamaCare plans next year grows by the day, as state commissioners release the rate proposals they´ve received from insurers for the next open enrollment. Last week, IBD reported that BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee wants to jack up its ObamaCare premiums by more than 36%; CareFirst in Maryland by close to 30%; and Moda Health in Oregon by almost

Chuck Blazer: Fifa ´supergrass´

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:46
BBC News [UK], by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Thu, 28 18 2015 02:18:08 GMT Of all the stories emerging from the corruption scandal now engulfing Fifa, one of the most spectacular must be that of Chuck Blazer, a member of Fifa´s executive committee until 2013 and now reportedly the source of some of the information allegedly implicating a host of other Fifa grandees. (Snip)His involvement with football began when he coached his son´s team in the town of New Rochelle, New York state, in the 1970s. Blazer´s skills as a salesman and his knowledge of the business side of football saw him rise through regional football organisations, and then on to the Confederation of North,

Networks Skip Report That Their Own CEOs Are the Most ´Overpaid´

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:10
Newsbusters, by Tim Graham Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 28 06 2015 05:06:54 GMT Our Tom Blumer pointed out that AP reported that CEOs in the media industry earn more because the celebrities in the media industry earn more, and noted from a conservative perspective that there may valid business reasons for pay hikes. But let’s turn it around and look at it from the Left for a minute and explore the angle of media hypocrisy. Did anyone at the networks pick up the story if liberals felt CEO pay was excessive, the media itself was Exhibit A? Nope, not at ABC, CBS, NBC, or CNN. AP´s Steve Rothwell and Ryan Nakashima began their

The other woman in presidential race bashes Hillary

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:10
New York Post, by Marisa Schultz Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 28 00 2015 05:00:34 GMT Carly Fiorina took a swipe at Hillary Clinton’s carefully crafted presidential campaign Wednesday by holding a press conference outside the South Carolina hotel where the former secretary of state was speaking. Fiorina, the only female GOP presidential contender, contrasted her own record of answering press questions with Clinton’s of dodging them. “Anyone who has sat through these avails [availabilities] over many months knows that I will take any question on any subject,” the former Hewlett'Packard CEO boasted. But she got defensive when reporters asked why she’s stalking Clinton. “Perhaps she’s following me,” Fiorina retorted, noting she had planned for many weeks

Obama: Dwindling Years As President ‘Concentrates The Mind’

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:10
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 28 57 2015 04:57:20 GMT At a fundraiser in Miami last night, President Obama told supporters that he felt liberated by his dwindling years left in the White House, admitting that he thinks he’s surprising Americans by the things he was accomplishing though executive order. “It is a liberating feeling in the sense that the amount of time I have left, it concentrates the mind, and I think a lot of folks have been surprised at the degree to which we are moving and pushing and trying whatever we can to advance the goals of making sure that every American in this country and every

Big Impact Is Possible From New Court Case On One man, One Vote

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:10
New York Sun, by Seth Lipsky Posted By: Toledo- Thu, 28 53 2015 01:53:37 GMT Hang on to your hats, New Yorkers. That’s the word in the wake of this week’s decision of the United States Supreme Court to take a new look at the meaning of the constitutional mantra of “one man, one vote.” It could ignite an earthquake in American politics. The case — known as Evenwel v. Abbott — is arising from Texas. It’s about whether voting power has to be apportioned equally by general population or by eligible voters. The impact could extend way beyond the Lone Star State, shifting political power away from cities. Particularly cities with relatively high, non'voting immigrant

From Communists to Progressives, the Left´s Takedown of Family and Marriage

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:10
American Thinker, by Paul Kengor Posted By: magnante- Thu, 28 51 2015 01:51:35 GMT As the Supreme Court considers rendering unto itself the right to redefine marriage '' that is, to arrogate to itself something heretofore reserved to the laws of nature and nature’s God '' it’s a good time to have something that liberals always insist we have: a conversation. And given liberals’ constant calls for “tolerance” and “diversity,” they ought to be willing to sit back and join us in a civil, healthy dialogue. To that end, I invite them to consider something so crucial and yet so neglected that I wrote a full book on it, released just in time for

"Survivor´ Hillary Clinton Edition

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:53
U.S. News and World Report, by Jill Lawrence Posted By: Toledo- Thu, 28 51 2015 01:51:13 GMT Hillary Clinton referred to herself recently as "the congenital optimist I must be to live my life." Democrats are reaching deep for their congenital optimism right now as they contemplate their 2016 presidential field which, let´s be realistic, is essentially one woman who can´t or won´t stop making mistakes. Clinton´s marriage, finances, character and political competence have been under siege for decades. And yet (how can this be?) she begins her 2016 campaign with a whole new roster of problems – "a normal politician’s lifetime quota of scandals" in her first five weeks as a candidate, as conservative columnist Michael Gerson