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What the media wants you to believe about the San Francisco air disaster

If you have been listening to various reports about the crash landing of the Asiana flight in San Francisco, you have been hearing them repeat over and over one common theme.

"Plane crashes are survivable"

This for some reason is the primary propaganda the media is pushing in this incident so far.

Yes, some plane crashes are survivable, but do we need to have that beaten into us?

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jul 8, 2013, 05:50 AM (19 replies)

Belgium is about to let Prince Albert out of the can...

Belgium's King Albert II announces he will abdicate throne

Belgium's King Albert II announced Wednesday that he will abdicate the throne and will be succeeded by his son, Crown Prince Philippe, on July 21.

Albert, 79, gave a televised address to the nation on Wednesday after a frenzy of speculation that he would be stepping down in favor of his son, Philippe, 53. His abdication coincides with the nation's independence day celebration on July 21 for the kingdom of 10.5 million people. He is the first of the six monarchs in Belgium history to abdicate the throne.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:34 PM (6 replies)

The original Red Green...

I miss that show.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:47 PM (7 replies)

This qualifies as the best weather warning ever!

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:16 AM (7 replies)

The Divided States of America, in 25 Charts

Every day we hear about how society is splitting apart -- a polarized Congress, a fragmented media market, a persistent schism among Americans over social issues. But really, how bad are the divisions?

They're pretty bad, according to the results of The Atlantic/Aspen Institute American Values Survey released today. "As American approaches its 237th birthday, it's feeling quite a bit more "pluribus" than "unum," say Don Baer and Mark Penn elsewhere on this site, in their full analysis of the survey results. Below, find a visual summary of the findings of the poll.

Just 35 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction...

Six in 10 say America has grown more divided in the last decade...

...and Americans believe we are more divided today than at any time since the Great Depression -- with the exception of the Civil Rights era.

Equal opportunity and freedom of speech play the biggest role in unifying America...

...while blame for division falls mostly on Washington and its leaders.

See the rest of the charts at the Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/06/the-divided-states-of-america-in-25-charts/277303/
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jul 1, 2013, 05:59 AM (9 replies)

I was struck by an uninsured motorist this week

I had to stop for oncoming traffic that couldn't wait for a safe, clear place to pass and was in my lane. As I was stopped, a car struck me from behind. Were they o a cell phone? I have nothing to indicate that they were.

My car was totaled as was the other car and the driver was injured. I fortunately walked away with nothing more than a stiff shoulder from where the seatbelt did its job, everything I had in the vehicle was thrown forward.

I exited my vehicle and took one look back and knew it was bad and called 911.

I just received word from the police that the driver did not show proof of insurance.

I had to have wheels, fortunately, I have good insurance who are taking care of me with the process, renting a car for me. That alone is a story I will tell about Enterprise some time. They are also working on the process of recovering the value of my car.

How do people take that kind of risk, not having insurance? This person will now be held accountable by the insurance company as well as the law and the car they were driving looked like it was a newer Toyota.

I was feeling sorry for the young person until I found out that they are the reason my insurance is so damn expensive.

Always carry uninsured motorist and always wear your seat-belts.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jun 29, 2013, 05:35 PM (40 replies)

June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster

On June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.


Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jun 19, 2013, 05:40 AM (15 replies)

Another week, another awkward remark about pregnancy from a Republican lawmaker.

Last week, it was Rep. Trent Franks' comments about the frequency of pregnancy from rape, the validity and meaning of which have been subject to a tediously hair-spliting debate. This week, it's Rep. Michael Burgess, a Texan, with this:

Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful. They stroke their face. If they're a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?

First, what is Burgess referring to directly? As The Atlantic Wire's Alex Abad-Santos thinks Burgess was talking about a 1996 letter to the The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It's not available online, but Abad-Santos posted this excerpt:


They really need to just shut up now!
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jun 18, 2013, 02:19 PM (4 replies)

Another Jesus spotting - the Airport Floor

NBC News | June 14, 2013

‘Jesus’ spotted in floor tile at Arizona airport
Some travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Arizona say a smudge on the floor near the security checkpoints resembles Jesus. KPNX’s Kevin Kennedy reports.



Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jun 14, 2013, 02:12 PM (16 replies)

Get your tiny violin: Rich running out of mansions to buy

While housing inventory is falling throughout the country, it's falling especially fast in some of the country's richest ZIP codes. A study from Altos Research, the Mountain View, Calif., real estate research firm, found that inventory in the nation's 90 wealthiest ZIP codes fell 15 percent over the past year, slightly faster than the broader market.

In those areas, inventory is down more than 50 percent. In a swanky part of Carmel, Calif., inventory fell 76 percent in the last year. There were only four homes left on the market priced at $1 million or more as of the end of May, according to Altos.

In Palm Beach, Fla., the number of $1 million-plus homes has plunged by 70 percent, falling from 89 to 26. And in the Old Greenwich, Conn. ZIP code, there are only 10 homes left priced at $1 million or more, down 58 percent, according to Altos.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jun 13, 2013, 03:36 PM (7 replies)
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