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CNN Builds Bridge And Then Carries Christie's Water Across For Public Consumption

CNN's Candy Crowley defends Christie's Sandy shakedown to Hoboken Mayor: Winner gets 'the spoils'

Chief CNN Sunday news propagandist Crowley admitted that she had gotten talking points from Christie's office, but pressed on without apology, correction or even awareness for stuff like this-

"They said, when you look across the state of New Jersey, all of these places were hurting and needed more money at that point," she explained. "That $70 million out of a $300 million pot at that point is pretty good, it's almost a third of the funds.", Crowley parroted.

Mayor Zimmer chuckled as she pointed out that Christie was "taking credit" for $70 million in flood insurance that local residents had paid for with monthly premiums for years. Touche, Madame Mayor, that one left Crowley fluttering her false lashes in earnest.

P.s.: Not to mention that Jeff Zucker must be doubling the salaries of the lawyers tasked with finding a loophole in Candy's contract so they can terminate her as cheaply as possible.


Dr. V’s Magical Putter: The remarkable story of a mad scientist and the politics of sex and money

The remarkable story behind a mysterious inventor who built a "scientifically superior" golf club
by Caleb Hannan on January 15, 2014


Digging Too Deep

Grantland’s Exposé of a trans con artist privileged fact-finding over compassion.

Strange stories can find you at strange times. Like when you’re battling insomnia and looking for tips on your short game.

It was well past midnight sometime last spring and I was still awake despite my best efforts. I hadn’t asked for those few extra hours of bleary consciousness, but I did try to do something useful with them.

I play golf. Sometimes poorly, sometimes less so. Like all golfers, I spend far too much time thinking of ways to play less poorly more often. That was the silver lining to my sleeplessness — it gave me more time to scour YouTube for tips on how to play better. And it was then, during one of those restless nights, that I first encountered Dr. Essay Anne Vanderbilt, known to friends as Dr. V.


Barney Adams, the founder of Adams Golf, the last truly successful independent club manufacturer, is unapologetically pessimistic about other small companies’ odds of survival. “We got lucky,” he says. “Our success was tied to one club.” Adams had been a custom club fitter constantly on the brink of bankruptcy until he built a club called Tight Lies. Adams’s creation was billed as a fairway wood, but many consider it to be the first hybrid, a half-iron half-wood that combined the best features of both. Adams exploited his finder’s advantage for as long as he could, but today every clubmaker has its own line of hybrids. In 2012, Adams Golf was sold to Adidas, which already owns TaylorMade.

Adams’s assessment of golf’s demographics and his conclusions about what they mean for the business are brutal. “Look at the average age of today’s golfer,” he says. “Half are over 40. How does that forecast into the future? If you look out 50 years, golf becomes squash.” The outlook is more grim, says Adams, for designers who make only putters. “In the history of the golf industry there’s never been an independent putter company that hasn’t gone broke,” he says. The only path to success involves being bought by a larger company. And to do that, Adams says, you need a story to sell. A story that can usually be reduced to five simple words: “Mad scientist invents great product.”


Obama: Marijuana Is No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

Source: Huffington Post

When asked if he believes marijuana is less harmful than alcohol, Obama said it is less damaging "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer."

And that marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state is an “important” move towards a more just legal system.

Recently, U.S. Attorney General Holder took steps to relax federal prosecution of marijuana offenses, by averting mandatory minimums and by avoiding prosecution of marijuana users who are complying with state law. “Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law enforcement reason,” Holder said.

The significance of the recreational marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington state is that they not only remove criminal penalties for possession — at this point, 17 states and many cities have passed decriminalization measures — they also legalize or regulate distribution and growth. Legalization supporters view that latter step as critical to driving out the black market and controlling the health consequences of marijuana consumption.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/19/obama-marijuana-alcohol_n_4627740.html

To which can only be said that alcohol has caused more death and destruction since LAST NIGHT than marijuana has done in its entire history.

The Silent Filibuster and the Silent Media are destroying American progress....

Republicans blockading a UI extension has been reported as anything other than the massive obstructionism it is in ALL the mass media, so the question is asked: How can the public make informed decisions as to anything when the media frames the 60 vote filibuster as "normal"?

The New York Times: "Unemployment Extension Is Stalled, With 2 Proposals Defeated in the Senate": "Unemployment benefits for 1.3 million of the long-term unemployed — and millions more in the future — were imperiled on Tuesday after Senate efforts to reach accord on legislation to revive them collapsed in partisan finger-pointing."

The Washington Post: "Unemployment benefits won’t be extended until at least late January as Senate deadlocks": "Negotiations to extend emergency benefits for the long-term jobless deadlocked in the Senate on Tuesday. That leaves more than 1.3 million people without federal unemployment aid ..."

Politico: "Senate blocks jobless aid": "Both measures needed 60 votes to advance."

Wall Street Journal: "Senate Fails to Advance Bill Extending Benefits for Long-Term Unemployed."

Associated Press: "Agreement Appears Elusive on Jobless Benefits Bill": "... the Senate blocked a pair of Democratic-drafted proposals from advancing..."

CNN: "Extending unemployment benefits stumbles in Senate": "... the failure of two procedural votes, leaving the fate of emergency government assistance to more than 1 million people in limbo."

CBS News:" Extension of unemployment benefits dead in Senate for now": "Two procedural votes on different variations on an extension failed..."



Let Con Desperation Reign! Allen West: "Obama A Racist". Fox Rewards West With Air time.

How much more convincing do Americans need to realize that Fox is an abomination and broadcast hate speech, 24/7?


The United States ranks 34th out of the developed world's 35 countries by child poverty rates....

above only.....Romania.


One Chart To Rule Them All: "Not Enough Young'uns" Obamacare Trolling Debunked:

And one to forever bind them, Obamacare and the young'uns signing up, Mass. experience:

(From ThinkProgress.org)

What You Missed in We the Geeks: “Weather is Your Mood and Climate is Your Personality”

Summing up the distinction between short-term changes in the weather and long term climate trends in today’s "We the Geeks" Hangout, Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, President of the American Meteorological Society, used nine simple words: "weather is your mood and climate is your personality." He later highlighted a need among scientists to correct the misconception that cold snaps disprove climate change, comparing it to the rationale: “because its night time, the sun went away.”


"Would YOU drink it, sir?" Primary component is of unknown toxicity: 4-methylcyclohexane methanol

Question for Jeff McIntyre, president of West Virginia American Water who said Friday:

"We don't know that the water's not safe. But I can't say that it is safe."

4-methylcyclohexane methanol:

Little is known about the safety implications for 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, according to the state's Poison Control director Dr. Elizabeth Scharman because it hasn't been adequately studied.

The Material Safety Data Sheet, mandated by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and provided by the chemical's manufacturer, says, "No specific information is available in our data base regarding the toxic effects of this material for humans.

And why are chemical storage tanks perched on a high bank above a major river???:


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