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The Scratching Post

K T Cat
Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:54 AM
The ramblings of an amateur missionary.

(Happy Easter)


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K T Cat
4/20/2014 7:54:16 AM
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How beautiful to read this on Easter Sunday."It is a wonderful thing to be a follower of Jesus Christ. It gives us great confidence," beamed Jin Hongxin, a 40-year-old visitor who was admiring the golden cross above Liushi's altar in the lead up to Holy Week.This image comes from another lovely resurrection story.Happy Easter, everyone

More Evidence That The English Premier League Is The Best League In Sports


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K T Cat
4/19/2014 11:45:21 AM
I just finished watching last place Sunderland beat second place Chelsea in an absolute scorcher of a match. In the EPL, the bottom three teams are relegated to the league below at the end of the season and the top three teams from that league are promoted in to the EPL. That means bottom-tier teams have to play just as hard as the top-tier teams. With 3 more games to go, both ends of the standings are up for grabs.Near the end of the season in American leagues, whether it's baseball, football, basketball or hockey, players on last place teams are typically thinking about golf tee times instead of playing the game. In the EPL, they're playing like fiends.Imagine what the Houston Astros - New York Yankees series in late August[...]


Beers with Demo

Dean
Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:47 AM
A blog for the unwashed and well-read

Next, they came for the craft beer and you said nothing


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Dean
4/19/2014 11:47:13 AM
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    Want to know how to goon up a perfectly good win-win situation for all participating parties? You get the federal government involved, thats how.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will now be regulating the spent grains from the brewing process because of pet food or something.For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship. "The whole brewing community was shocked about it," said Josh Deth, co-owner of Revolution Brewing in Chicago, Ill. Deth, whose title is "Chairman of the Party," says it's always been a great deal[...]

Mission Accomplished


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Dean
4/2/2014 9:26:26 AM
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.At a Rose Garden presser yesterday, heres the winner of the Washington Posts Lie of the Year do a victory lap in claiming that the administration met its goal of signing up 7 million enrollees for the federal healthcare law (aka "ObamaCare) by the March 31st deadline.Of course, the administration that lied about being able to keep your plan and lied about being able to keep your doctor offers up no substantive data regarding this 7 million figure. So, go ahead and spike the football, Preezy, we know youre full of it.The administration that from October 1st right up until yesterday was purposely vague as to the number of enrollees suddenly got purposely specific on the day after the sign-up deadline. Weird. Forgive our[...]


W.C. Varones

W.C. Varones
Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:32 AM
Thoughts of a radical libertarian Jeffersonian vegan militant bicyclist populist capitalist pig in San Diego navigating GD II... and friends.

Jerry Brown's Body Count


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W.C. Varones
4/19/2014 5:32:28 AM
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  This is the kind of "non-violent" offender that California Governor Jerry Brown releases early from prison in his "prisoner realignment" program:  Los Angeles police are investigating potential links between the kidnapping of a teenage girl who was doused with flammable liquid and two other South L.A. attacks that left two women and a 1-year-old boy dead.The suspect, Robert Ransom Jr., 30, has been charged with nine felony counts related to the attack on the 16-year-old, including rape, attempted murder, kidnapping and assault, according to a complaint filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.[...]A week after the kidnapping, the LAPD said Ransom -- who has previous felony convictions for[...]

Harry Reid's Koch addiction


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W.C. Varones
4/14/2014 5:52:33 AM
Back in January, we asked, "Are the Koch brothers the left's new Emmanuel Goldstein?"Magic 8-Ball says, "It is decidedly so."


Left Coast Rebel

Friday, April 18, 2014 5:55 PM
Limited-government, conservative, libertarian-leaning, constitutional anti-statist perspective on news, politics, and current events

Al Sharpton: Obama Politically Crucified


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4/18/2014 5:55:50 PM
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By ProofBetween two malefactors*: "Malefactor": From the Latin, 'evil doer'. * Hard to narrow it down to just "two" in this administration Cross posted at Proof Positive

To Whom It May Concern


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4/17/2014 5:00:12 AM
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By Proof Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art Cross posted at Proof Positive


Temple of Mut

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:29 PM
Shrine of Flaming Capitalism

History Bytes: Ancient Egypt and the Bible


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mutnodjmet13
4/2/2014 12:29:18 PM
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In time for Eastern and Passover, Barry Jacobsen and I review the stories of Joseph and the Exodus - with an eye to the ties to these sagas and the ancient Egyptian historical record.Head over to our new podcast site and enjoyShow #006 Ancient Egypt in the Bible

History Bytes: New Podcast Program Where Past Meets Present


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mutnodjmet13
3/20/2014 1:14:37 PM
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Dear Friends: I have some thrilling news to share.I have partnered with Barry Jacobsen, author of Deadliest Blogger, former associate producer of SpikeTV's Deadliest Warrior, and frequent guest/co-host on Canto Talk to create a new talk-show business model.It is a pay-for-podcast program, which covers the events and people of the past impacting today's world.HISTORY BYTES: Where the tides of history crash into the shores of current events.Ukraine updates: Putin signs treaty making Crimea part of RussiaWith ongoing developments on the crisis in Ukraine, here are some news updates from Tuesday.Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a draft treaty making Crimea part of Russia.From CNN, Ukraine cries robbery as Russia annexes[...]


The Liberator Today

B-Daddy
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 7:25 AM
Government growth threatens our liberty and our prosperityA liberty movement blog

Economic Pictures Still Sucks - Especially If You're Young


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B-Daddy
4/1/2014 7:25:08 AM
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I am going to get a little wonky in this article. If you don't want to read the details, here is the summary: Older folks (55+) are staying in the work force more, younger people (25-) are not in the work force and the net effect is that the total percent of people working has declined. You may now skip to What You Should Be Reading belowNet effect graphically:      U.S. Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate. Source bls.gov.  An interesting article by Ben Casselman at 538 about the declining labor force participation rate reminded me that all the happy talk about the unemployment rate is pure bunk.  He applies some modeling to conclude that of the 8 million missing jobs illustrated by our graph[...]

My Son May Lose His Job


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B-Daddy
3/24/2014 10:02:47 PM
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. . . If the city of San Diego passes a minimum wage hike.  The San Diego City Council has taken the first step to put a separate minimum wage hike on the ballot.  This is a terrible idea beyond the usual arguments against a minimum wage increase.  But, first the issue with a hike at all.  The argument gets made that there is some right to be paid a certain amount of money just because one work's a full time job.  It doesn't matter if the worker's skills can command that amount compensation.  The practical effect of increasing the minimum wage is to pick some winners and some losers.  Some employers have said that they would cut staff.  My son makes minimum wage; I don't want him to[...]


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Friday, March 28, 2014 4:33 PM
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Move Over Sopranos a New Family Rocks California


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Dawn Wildman
3/28/2014 4:33:00 PM
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 With the arrest of yet another California elected Senator Leland Yee, the California political elite seem to be the new stars of an episode of The Sopranos. First we have Senator Rod Wright convicted of 8 counts of voter fraud and perjury who by the way is still drawing his salary off the CA taxpayer and next we have Senator Ron Calderon who has been indicted federally on charges ranging from mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, bribery, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering to aiding in the filing of false tax returns. He too is on paid leave of absence from his day job as a California Senator. If anyone thought of Senator Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg as a leader they can put that thought[...]

The Baby Boomer Olympics


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Dawn Wildman
3/21/2014 7:40:25 AM
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By now if you follow me you know I adore the Olympics, both winter and summer. The Olympics used to be one of the few places we had absolute amateur athletes competing on their merits of their abilities in sport. The 2014 Olympics in Sochi has brought a ton of attention to the competition not just for the sake of sports but politics and even gender discrimination. Personally I think all of these things take away from the pure love of sport that should be heralded in this competition. From the President outing Brian Boitano on Twitter to the Auntie Mame dressing Johnny Weir ,the Sochi Olympics have been plagued by talk that surrounds political policies not sport, which seems to get more media attention than the actual scores[...]


Doo Doo Economics Blog

Doo Doo Econ
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:13 PM
Doo Doo Economics are the policies of overspending, printing money, neglecting the key economics issues, bad science and promoting entitlement programs which all add up to higher taxes during a recession and economic unsustainablility.

Bitcoin Up 37.7% in Two Days


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Doo Doo Econ
2/26/2014 1:13:01 PM
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    You may have seen some news reporting a "crisis in bitcoin", but that is very far from the truth. At its lowest point, bitcoin was worth $430 (02/24/2014 11:30 PM PST). One dollar was worth 1/430th of a bitcoin (.00232557 BTC).  At the time of writing this post, 12:25 AM PST 02/26/2014, the dollar had fallen to 1/592nd of a bitcoin (.001689189 BTC). Bitcoin gained $162 or 37.7 percent.BitcoinWisdom.com graph:    Why Did The Price of Bitcoin Fall?The price of bitcoin was driven down due to problems at one of many exchanges. Exchanges are like stock markets where you can exchange bitcoins for other coins or fiat money like dollars. ObamaCare consultants might have been used on this Japanese[...]

Bitcoin Trading Ten Commandments


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Doo Doo Econ
2/14/2014 6:06:30 PM
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    Lets keep this short. Here are the Ten Commandments to make money trading in Bitcoin. Detailed explanations follow where needed.Do not follow trollbox adviceBuy low, sell high OR sell high, buy back lowKnow your break even numberNever let a Whale (big trader) buy cheaper than you, stack up on their position if necessary.Look up and down the orders list and find the big ordersCut loses or cost average when you make a bad trade, but let profits runBe patient and do not be mastered by market sentimentBuy when the market is selling, sell when the market is buyingRead the chart firstDo not trade to fiat  Where do you trade Bitcoin? You trade on one of the Bitcoin exchanges, but start small and work your way up[...]


Word Warrior of So Cal

Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:25 AM
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REMEMBERING 9/11, TWELVE YEARS AFTER


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barrycjacobsen
9/12/2013 1:25:43 AM
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It seems a long time since the attacks on 9/11/2001; and it seems like yesterday. Thats a trick your mind plays on you with traumatic memories: putting a healing distance between then and now, all the while indelibly imprinting the memory so it always seems fresh; easily recalled as clearly today as when it occurred.In 2001 I was living in Michigan, a business man who worked out of his home office. That morning, I got my coffee and walked down to my office. It was just a few minutes before 9am on a crystal clear autumn morning. My office had a large window, and as I sipped my coffee I looked out at squirrels playing on my lawn.As always, I turned on my computer. Back then, Yahoo was my Homepage. As it booted-up, I glanced[...]

SYRIAN POLICY: THEN AND NOW; ITS BLOWING IN THE WIND


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barrycjacobsen
8/30/2013 2:16:47 PM
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That was then, this is now.Then there wasa Republican President. Then Democrat Presidential Candidate Obama said:Obama:The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. - Interview with Charlie Savage of theBoston Globe,December 20, 2007Now President Obama seems prepared to take military action against Syria, without even seeking the authorization by the United Nations or Congress.Then a certain DemocratSenator from Delaware threatened:The president has no constitutional authority to take this country to war against a country of 70 million people unless were attacked or unless there is[...]


Shane Atwell's Blog

Shane Atwell
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:00 AM
Defending Capitalism from its Enemies Abroad, Parasites at Home and Alleged Friends

Reaching Students Through Book Reviews


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Shane Atwell
1/22/2013 5:00:11 AM
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This blog doesn't get a lot of traffic, so I pay attention to those posts that do. Most of the all-time favorites are ones that have been featured in other, higher-traffic blogs, like one on Walmart and the DHS that made it onto some kind of right-wing e-mail list and one on collective bargaining that was featured on Mish's site.     One post that has gotten consistent readership and strange little spikes (e.g. 260 pageviews this last month despite being two years old) is my review of Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt. The book is a defense of socialism and was recommended to me by a leftist college (biology) professor. He read it for his professors' book club. No doubt it's assigned reading in many classes around the[...]

In Search of Where We Went Wrong


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Shane Atwell
1/16/2013 8:46:01 AM
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First a big thanks to Leslie Eastman, the most link generous blogger I know, fellow SLOB and now frequent contributor to College and Legal Insurrection. She tells a good story and makes a big effort to pull together the thoughts and posts of other bloggers. She's been quoting my e-mails and throwing me links in her posts, which makes me remiss in not posting something new here.WARNING: this post has no conclusion. Its just a description of an intellectual journey half over. Call it a thematic compendium of book blurbs.    Where did we go wrong? This question has been bothering me for years. We started out with a near perfect system of government, as close as could have been achieved given the knowledge of the[...]


Lipstick Underground

SarahB
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 5:18 PM
It takes artists and moms to change pop-culture. I'm both.

Suck It Up, Boys & Girls


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SarahB
11/7/2012 5:18:23 PM
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      If I have to pull one more person off the ledge today Im going to start pushing. Honestly, people I thought we were all about strength and American Values...why is everyone acting like they got kicked in the balls?We, as Americans, collectively let Progressivism fester for over a century...and the chickens have come home to roost. Did anyone really think we would make up all that lost ground in four years? Wake-up call: its going to take generationsSo do what Progressives have done forever, get back on the damn horse and start infiltrating our schools, government, media and pop culture trends. Sidebar: you selfish isolationists who are home schooling because you dont want to have to deal with socialist[...]

Space Shuttle Endeavor In South Los Angeles


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SarahB
10/14/2012 1:02:34 PM
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      Its not every day a spaceship rolls down Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Southwest Los Angels.In fact, it only happens once in a lifetime.About 12:30pm yesterday I decided that my kids could not miss the one and only chance to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor travel through the streets of LA to its final home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Without my husband (who was working), I grabbed my 4 and 6 year-olds, printed a map of the route, turned on KFIAM 640 in Los Angeles and headed into the great unknown...as Ive never explored that region East of USC (I lived in Long Beach for 15 years before becoming a country girl). As we exited off the 110 onto Vernon to feel our way parallel to[...]


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Mt. Gox CEO won't appear in U.S. for questions about bankruptcy case


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(23:10 UTC) REUTERS: Mt. Gox CEO won't appear in U.S. for questions about bankruptcy case

Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange


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(00:46 UTC) REUTERS: Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange


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Wishful Thinking Alert Dartmouth tries to upgrade its rowdy image


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Leslie Eastman
Dartmouth College, which is among the rowdiest of the Ivy League colleges, is trying again to change its campus culture.Good luck with thatDuring Prohibition, John Sloan Dickey returned to Dartmouth College after a weekend football game against Cornell and found a box of whiskey under his cot in an off-campus apartment. His roommate, a fellow Dartmouth undergraduate, had the idea of becoming a bootlegger.Dartmouth in those days was a sanctuary for juvenile delinquency, Dickey, who went on to become Dartmouth's president, would recall years later in an oral history. The college had cultivated a reputation for being unconcerned about liquor and its abuse, he said, which became a serious handicap when he tried to recruit faculty[...]

Purdue Student Ties Birth of Porn Stars Career to Death of Affordable College


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Leslie Eastman
Purdue University Saran Mishra ties the birth of the porn career of Duke student Belle Knox to the death of affordable education.A Duke freshmans two-syllable porn star name is a trending topic now on the Web, but more importantly, her story gives rise to an ever-growing social issue.Belle Knox dont even pretend like you havent heard the name has been Googled more times than the likes of Pope Francis and Justin Bieber, as The Independent reported last week.Knox, whose real name is Miriam Weeks, is a freshman majoring in sociology and womens studies at the prestigious and private Duke University, which costs a whopping $60,000 a year for tuition with living expenses. She claims she initially went into the adult entertainment[...]


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