Archive for December, 2012
The internet is leaving children brain-dead: Inventor warns ‘Google generation who spend life in front of screens are losing creativity and skills’
One of Britain’s leading inventors has warned that a ‘Google generation’ who rely on the internet for everything are in danger of becoming ‘brain-dead’.
Trevor Baylis, who invented the wind-up radio, said children are losing […]
Social Security Ran $47.8B Deficit in FY 2012; Disabled Workers Hit New Record in December: 8,827,795
CNSNews.com) - The Social Security program ran a $47.8 billion deficit in fiscal 2012 as the program brought in $725.429 billion in cash and paid $773.247 for benefits and overhead expenses, according toofficial data published by Social Security Administration.
The Social Security Administration also released new data revealing that the number of workers collecting disability benefits hit a record […]
The Philadelphia Health Department will install clear plastic dispensers brimming with free condoms at 22 of Philadelphia’s public high schools over winter break.
The schools chosen for the pilot program have the highest rates of students infected with sexually transmitted diseases in the city, Philly.com reports. All students — even those as young as 14 — […]
This is the time of the year when Americans run out to their favorite retail stores and fill up their shopping carts with lots of cheap plastic crap made by workers in foreign countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages. By doing this, the American people are actively participating in the destruction […]
There is even a name for this generation of young men that does not want to grow up. It is called the “Peter Pan generation”. They want to enjoy the benefits of being grown up without ever taking on the responsibilities. A member of this “Peter Pan generation” recent wrote an article for the Daily Mail in […]
Michael SnyderEconomic CollapseDecember 21, 2012
What a year 2012 has been! The mainstream media continues to tell us what a “great job” the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve are doing of managing the economy, but meanwhile things just continue to get even worse for the poor and the middle class. It is imperative that we […]
Americans should blame their schools, and removal of God from the classroom, for Friday’s murders of schoolchildren in Connecticut, according to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 Republican presidential candidate who is now a pundit and host on Fox News.
Huckabee did not mention guns, gun culture, or assault rifles in talking about the country’s […]
Jamie Foxx has revealed that he finds himself facing racial challenges in everyday situations of his life.
The African American actor explained during an interview with Vibe magazine that he is always sensitive about his skin colour.
Jamie, 45, admitted that ‘Every single thing in my life is built around race’.
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A speaker at a protest against Michigan’s right-to-work legislation said that Republican governor Rick Snyder will “get no rest” from pro-union activists if Snyder signs the bill into law.
“Just know one thing, Rick Snyder: You sign that bill, you won’t get no rest,” said Rev. Charles Williams II at the Tuesday rally in Lansing, according to Michigan Capitol […]
President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed.
His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said.
This comes on the heels of Thursday’s announcement that U.N. […]
President Barack Obama on Thursday brushed aside concerns that he favors socialism, saying in an interview with Univision that his policies are so mainstream that he would have been considered a moderate Republican in the 1980s.
Via the transcript of the interview by Alina Mayo Azze of “Noticias Univision 23″ in Miami:
AMA: One issue that Cuban-Americans […]
President Barack Obama, in a brief address to the nation, offered his condolences to those who lost loved ones in the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn., and said it is time to act to prevent similar tragedies.
“As a country we have been through this too many times,” he said, ticking off recent shootings across […]
Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the Associated Press.
Another person was found dead at 36 Yogananda St. in Newtown, sources told The Courant.
Read the whole story at Courant.com
“It’s a tragedy.” So said Dennis Prager upon first hearing the news that Ohio had gone to Obama, thus deciding the Election 2012 outcome in these United States, November 6, 2012. I would add my own thought as a lifelong Buckeye: It is embarrassing.
By reelecting Barack Obama, we have made a choice as a nation that is […]
The Egyptian military on Monday assumed joint responsibility with the police for security and protecting state institutions until the results of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum are announced.
The army took up the task in line with a decree issued Sunday by President Mohammed Morsi. The Islamist leader on Monday also suspended a series of tax […]
CARVILLE: Since 1944, if we would have been sitting here, Republicans have always craved order. And they’ve always looked for the lion tail to get behind. We’ve always been people that we want to fall in love. We’re looking for the next argument.
This is entirely different. Every Democrat I know says, “God, I hope she […]
HELENE COOPER, NEW YORK TIMES: “I really do think at the end of the day, Larry, what you describe sounds like sort of the White House negotiating right now — easily saying, ‘Yeah, we can go over the fiscal cliff.’ But at the end of the day, this is a president, he would have to […]
A mother who beat her son to death for failing to learn the Koran by heart murdered him and burned his body to hide the evidence, a jury has found.
Sara Ege, 33, treated her son Yaseen like a “dog,” brutally beating him with a stick for failing to memorise religious texts.
The seven-year-old died in July […]
The Romney campaign spent an estimated $356 million between January 1, 2011 and October 17, 2012 in its unsuccessful effort to defeat incumbent President Barack Obama.
According to Federal Election Commission documents, as reported by OpenSecrets.org, $33 million of this amount was paid to two consulting firms with ties to key staffers at both the Romney […]
China is taking the date of December 21 - the day the world is due to end - seriously, with panic buying of candles sweeping through counties. Malcolm Moore reports.
China’s most famous book of prophecies, the 7th century Tui Bei Tu, makes no direct mention of the end of the world.
But in Sichuan province, panic […]