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The Right’s War on Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Cosmos host is widely despised by conservatives. Do they have a point, or are their complaints just anti-intellectualism run amok?
Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has long been a despised figure among conservatives—and now the right is accusing him of being a “fabulist” and making up quotes.
The conservative website The Federalist ran a story last week saying Tyson had used a nonexistent newspaper headline and a fake quote from a member of Congress in a presentation. Tyson had been trying to argue that journalists and politicians don’t understand data.
In another post, the website’s Sean Davis pointed out inconsistencies in a story that Tyson has told at varying points about jury duty. A third post by Davis then took apart an anecdote Tyson told about George W. Bush, showing it to be false.
“The more I dug into it, the more I found a history of fabrication—to make points that he didn’t need fabrication to make,” Davis told The Daily Beast. “As someone who writes and publishes for a living, I take exception to people who go out and make money based on fabrication.”
Read more at The Daily Beast here. 

The Right’s War on Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Cosmos host is widely despised by conservatives. Do they have a point, or are their complaints just anti-intellectualism run amok?

Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has long been a despised figure among conservatives—and now the right is accusing him of being a “fabulist” and making up quotes.

The conservative website The Federalist ran a story last week saying Tyson had used a nonexistent newspaper headline and a fake quote from a member of Congress in a presentation. Tyson had been trying to argue that journalists and politicians don’t understand data.

In another post, the website’s Sean Davis pointed out inconsistencies in a story that Tyson has told at varying points about jury duty. A third post by Davis then took apart an anecdote Tyson told about George W. Bush, showing it to be false.

“The more I dug into it, the more I found a history of fabrication—to make points that he didn’t need fabrication to make,” Davis told The Daily Beast. “As someone who writes and publishes for a living, I take exception to people who go out and make money based on fabrication.”

Read more at The Daily Beast here

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He’s toast, see you in post-op.

He’s toast, see you in post-op.

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kvetchlandia:

William E. Irwin     Gertrude Three Finger, Cheyenne, Oklahoma     c.1893

kvetchlandia:

William E. Irwin     Gertrude Three Finger, Cheyenne, Oklahoma     c.1893

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Looks like a stroke victim.  Or too much Vicodin.

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Raymond Maxwell, former State Department deputy assistant secretary (Photo: Sharyl Attkisson)
Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review
As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.
At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.
“I was not invited to that after-hours endeavor, but I heard about it and decided to check it out on a Sunday afternoon,” Maxwell says.
He didn’t know it then, but Maxwell would ultimately become one of four State Department officials singled out for discipline—he says scapegoated—then later cleared for devastating security lapses leading up to the attacks. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were murdered during the Benghazi attacks.
For more read here.

Raymond Maxwell, former State Department deputy assistant secretary (Photo: Sharyl Attkisson)

Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review

As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.

At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.

“I was not invited to that after-hours endeavor, but I heard about it and decided to check it out on a Sunday afternoon,” Maxwell says.

He didn’t know it then, but Maxwell would ultimately become one of four State Department officials singled out for discipline—he says scapegoated—then later cleared for devastating security lapses leading up to the attacks. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were murdered during the Benghazi attacks.

For more read here.

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commitmenttoexcellence:

The Nation abides.

I get so fucking pissed off when I see what passes for the Raiders today, So damned pathetic.  In the last 24 years one bright moment. What was once inconceivable is now the norm. I’ve carried the flag since 1970 when Daryle Lamonica was throwing touchdowns to Fred Biletnikoff.
I remember the older fans chiding the “new” fans on what it means to be a Raider fan. Well, you know what, I’ve been around 44 years and I’ve reached my limit with the mediocrity of the team.  
There is no pride and poise in Oakland. The team, the city just ain’t what it used to be and will never be that again. Never.

I can’t watch them anymore and I am not going to go out of my way to follow them or the NFL. 

commitmenttoexcellence:

The Nation abides.

I get so fucking pissed off when I see what passes for the Raiders today, So damned pathetic.  In the last 24 years one bright moment. What was once inconceivable is now the norm. I’ve carried the flag since 1970 when Daryle Lamonica was throwing touchdowns to Fred Biletnikoff.

I remember the older fans chiding the “new” fans on what it means to be a Raider fan. Well, you know what, I’ve been around 44 years and I’ve reached my limit with the mediocrity of the team.  

There is no pride and poise in Oakland. The team, the city just ain’t what it used to be and will never be that again. Never.

I can’t watch them anymore and I am not going to go out of my way to follow them or the NFL. 

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lovedukedennington:

george-harrison-marwa-blues:

“Trying to please everybody is impossible - if you did that, you’d end up in the middle with nobody liking you. You’ve just got to make the decision about what you think is your best, and do it.”

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I miss John so much , we could really use him now !

I miss him too.

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LBJ’s War on Poverty. President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with an Appalachian resident. May 7, 1964. (Photo: Newscom)
Today, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual report on poverty. This report is noteworthy because this year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty. Liberals claim that the War on Poverty has failed because we didn’t spend enough money. Their answer is just to spend more. But the facts show otherwise.
The federal government currently runs more than 80 means-tested welfare programs. These programs provide cash, food, housing and medical care to low-income Americans. Federal and state spending on these programs last year was $943 billion. (These figures do not include Social Security, Medicare, or Unemployment Insurance.)
Over 100 million people, about one third of the U.S. population, received aid from at least one welfare program at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient in 2013. If converted into cash, current means-tested spending is five times the amount needed to eliminate all poverty in the U.S.
But today the Census will almost certainly proclaim that around 14 percent of Americans are still poor. The present poverty rate is almost exactly the same as it was in 1967 a few years after the War on Poverty started. Census data actually shows that poverty has gotten worse over the last 40 years.
How is this possible? How can the taxpayers spend $22 trillion on welfare while poverty gets worse?
For the rest, read here.

LBJ’s War on Poverty. President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with an Appalachian resident. May 7, 1964. (Photo: Newscom)

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual report on poverty. This report is noteworthy because this year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty. Liberals claim that the War on Poverty has failed because we didn’t spend enough money. Their answer is just to spend more. But the facts show otherwise.

The federal government currently runs more than 80 means-tested welfare programs. These programs provide cash, food, housing and medical care to low-income Americans. Federal and state spending on these programs last year was $943 billion. (These figures do not include Social Security, Medicare, or Unemployment Insurance.)

Over 100 million people, about one third of the U.S. population, received aid from at least one welfare program at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient in 2013. If converted into cash, current means-tested spending is five times the amount needed to eliminate all poverty in the U.S.

But today the Census will almost certainly proclaim that around 14 percent of Americans are still poor. The present poverty rate is almost exactly the same as it was in 1967 a few years after the War on Poverty started. Census data actually shows that poverty has gotten worse over the last 40 years.

How is this possible? How can the taxpayers spend $22 trillion on welfare while poverty gets worse?

For the rest, read here.

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oa-ar15:

Inspiration for AR build

I can’t decide which one is best.  I guess best for me is the right answer. 

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Is that a milk carton?

Is that a milk carton?

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He’s dead Jim.

He’s dead Jim.

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There was one trike rider here in Honolulu who passed away oh about 15 or 20 years ago,  Had his trike parked outside of an apartment building on Young Street for about maybe 12 to 15 years. It went to shit sitting in the elements.  Finally one day it was gone.  But every time I rode by there I’d remember him. 

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cloakndaggertv:

"taste like chicken", apparently that’s what is suppose to say in Latin… I think

My  cousin saw a triangle shaped UFO over Miami back in early 90s.  I wonder … oh and the patch is real according to the NY Times in 2008.  

And it does taste like chicken.

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You looking for a henhouse manager?

You looking for a henhouse manager?

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