Politics

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China is world’s largest carbon cesspool

Austin, November 21, 2014 — In 2013, China produced 27.6 percent of the world’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. That’s up 2.6 percent since 2009, and it’s rising fast. China’s mercurial emissions rise since 1990 has already put the earth at risk. In 2013, China produced nearly six times the CO2 emissions that it did

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Is gay marriage good or bad for America?

OCALA, Fla., October 18, 2014 — Same-sex marriage is legal in 31 states now. Many of today’s adolescents are growing up in a culture where gay marriage is either accepted as the latest phase of the Civil Rights Movement or well-established law not worth taking a second glance at. It is difficult to imagine that for

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The United Nations second guesses America’s new marijuana laws

WASHINGTON, November 13, 2014 — First it was the effort to pull America into the vortex of the U.N. Small Arms Treaty and the Law Of The Sea Treaty (aptly named ‘LOST’), Agenda 21, and Cap and Trade. Now, the U.N. has decided it doesn’t approve of recent decisions of voters in Colorado, Oregon, Washington State and

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Does Boehner want to cave to Obama on immigration?

WASHINGTON, November 22, 2014 — President Obama held his own midterm elections in his head, and surprise — he won. Armed with his imaginary mandate, Obama went before the nation Thursday night and informed the losers, the American people, that the needs of the nation’s growing Central American entitlement recipients outweigh the concerns of native-born, taxpaying,

Entertain Us

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Review: Hip-hop artist Lizzo at the 9:30 Club

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2014 – At least in theory, the kind of energy hip-hop artists during their performances makes them the ideal opening acts for any sort of headliner. That is, as long as they’re on board with the natural process of a live show. At the 9:30 Club recently, Lizzo was opening for Clean

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T.M. Doran’s ‘Iota’ is a literary triumph in a small package

CHICAGO, November 19, 2014 – We may not have yet moved beyond a world run by powerful literary gatekeepers, and we may not entirely want to. But today, the options for aesthetic variety in literature have certainly increased. Whereas previously, major publishers seemed almost entirely focused on the negative, spiritually-neutral (or dead) sphere of relativistic writers,

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Iconic director Mike Nichols, 83, succumbs to heart attack

NEW YORK, November 20, 2014 – Legendary comic, actor and director of stage and film productions Mike Nichols (1931-2014) died at his Manhattan home Wednesday evening, succumbing to a heart attack at the age of 83. Meryl Streep was working with Nichols on an adaptation of Master Class, Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play about Maria

Lizzo. (Courtesy of the artist)

Review: Hip-hop artist Lizzo at the 9:30 Club

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2014 – At least in theory, the kind of energy hip-hop artists during their performances makes them the ideal opening acts for any sort of headliner. That is, as long as they’re on board with the natural process of a live show. At the 9:30 Club recently, Lizzo was opening for Clean

Photo of Elaine May, Mike Nichols and Dorothy Loudon as panelists from the TV game show Laugh Line. (Via Wikipedia)

Iconic director Mike Nichols, 83, succumbs to heart attack

NEW YORK, November 20, 2014 – Legendary comic, actor and director of stage and film productions Mike Nichols (1931-2014) died at his Manhattan home Wednesday evening, succumbing to a heart attack at the age of 83. Meryl Streep was working with Nichols on an adaptation of Master Class, Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play about Maria

Photo of Elaine May, Mike Nichols and Dorothy Loudon as panelists from the TV game show Laugh Line. (Via Wikipedia)

Iconic director Mike Nichols, 83, succumbs to heart attack

NEW YORK, November 20, 2014 – Legendary comic, actor and director of stage and film productions Mike Nichols (1931-2014) died at his Manhattan home Wednesday evening, succumbing to a heart attack at the age of 83. Meryl Streep was working with Nichols on an adaptation of Master Class, Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play about Maria

Photo of Elaine May, Mike Nichols and Dorothy Loudon as panelists from the TV game show Laugh Line. (Via Wikipedia)

Iconic director Mike Nichols, 83, succumbs to heart attack

NEW YORK, November 20, 2014 – Legendary comic, actor and director of stage and film productions Mike Nichols (1931-2014) died at his Manhattan home Wednesday evening, succumbing to a heart attack at the age of 83. Meryl Streep was working with Nichols on an adaptation of Master Class, Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play about Maria

Business

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Obamacare, amnesty, Ferguson flaps worry Friday markets

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2014 – Emperor Barack I laid down his Open Borders Edict last night in a speech that seems to have been televised only on abjectly subservient New York City TV channels and a few other local channels elsewhere. All 4 networks had declined to broadcast His Imperial Highness live. Not that the

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Yahoo! Troubled web portal [YHOO] inks pact with Firefox

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2014 – Sources Thursday morning confirm that Yahoo! (YHOO) has cut a new deal with Firefox parent Mozilla to replace Google (GOOG) as its default search engine on Firefox in the U.S. Under continuing pressure from investors and vulture capitalists looking for a fat dividend from YHOO following it mega profits from

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Transitioning into a new leadership position: Avoid a major roadblock

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2014 — Typically, a newly appointed supervisor or manager is filled with good intentions about doing his job successfully. However, any new supervisor transitions into his or her new job following a predecessor in that position who was invariably different in terms of style and belief. This can prove quite problematic when the previous supervisor was inconsistent

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Nielsen NV: SVOD stats are the ‘New Black’ (ink)

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2014 – In a development that’s been long in coming, Netherlands-based Nielsen NV (ticker symbol: NLSN)—the information and measurement services company best known for its crucial TV viewership measuring services—has announced that it will measure streaming video on demand (SVOD) services for the very first time, starting in the month of December.

Obama working on Amnesty speech.

Obamacare, amnesty, Ferguson flaps worry Friday markets

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2014 – Emperor Barack I laid down his Open Borders Edict last night in a speech that seems to have been televised only on abjectly subservient New York City TV channels and a few other local channels elsewhere. All 4 networks had declined to broadcast His Imperial Highness live. Not that the

Firefox Logo.

Yahoo! Troubled web portal [YHOO] inks pact with Firefox

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2014 – Sources Thursday morning confirm that Yahoo! (YHOO) has cut a new deal with Firefox parent Mozilla to replace Google (GOOG) as its default search engine on Firefox in the U.S. Under continuing pressure from investors and vulture capitalists looking for a fat dividend from YHOO following it mega profits from

Obama working on Amnesty speech.

Obamacare, amnesty, Ferguson flaps worry Friday markets

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2014 – Emperor Barack I laid down his Open Borders Edict last night in a speech that seems to have been televised only on abjectly subservient New York City TV channels and a few other local channels elsewhere. All 4 networks had declined to broadcast His Imperial Highness live. Not that the

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Gearheads: LA Auto Show Post Report

Los Angeles, November 21, 2014 — Join hosts Duane Pemberton and Greg Sanchez as they cover all the hottest news coming out of this week’s LA Auto show. In this episode, you’ll hear about the following and more. 2015 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT AND 2015 ALFA ROMEO 4C RECEIVE POPULAR MECHANICS CAR AWARDS FORD’S BLUEPRINT

Automotive News & Reviews

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Gearheads: LA Auto Show Post Report

Los Angeles, November 21, 2014 — Join hosts Duane Pemberton and Greg Sanchez as they cover all the hottest news coming out of this week’s LA Auto show. In this episode, you’ll hear about the following and more. 2015 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT AND 2015 ALFA ROMEO 4C RECEIVE POPULAR MECHANICS CAR AWARDS FORD’S BLUEPRINT

Science

Chinese air pollution seen from space in 2009. Credit/Wikipedia

China is world’s largest carbon cesspool

Austin, November 21, 2014 — In 2013, China produced 27.6 percent of the world’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. That’s up 2.6 percent since 2009, and it’s rising fast. China’s mercurial emissions rise since 1990 has already put the earth at risk. In 2013, China produced nearly six times the CO2 emissions that it did

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