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” With the election only weeks away, pundits are visualizing how a Republican-controlled Senate would impact future policy decisions.  Today’s Washington Post highlights the supposed plight of federal workers under a Republican Congress.

  The piece discusses House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal:

  Under the Ryan budget, the contribution of most federal employees toward their retirement plan would increase by 5.5 percentage points with no increase in benefits — effectively a pay cut. Ryan emphasizes a “defined-contribution system” that centers on employee payments to their retirement program instead of the current system, which includes pensions from the U.S. government. He estimated his plan would save the government $125 billion over 10 years.

That $125 billion in savings, however, would come from the pockets of federal employees.

  The piece continues in a similar vein discussing Republican-supported legislation that would make it easier for federal employees to be disciplined, fired, and restricted in their conference expenditures–all  reasonable proposals. It cites federal employee union officials on the difficulties these policies would place on federal workers.

  But the piece fails to mention the elephant in the room: federal employees are compensated more generously than their private-sector counterparts.

  Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average wage for a federal civilian employee in 2013 was $81,076, compared to the average wage of $55,424 for private-sector employees. “


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Surveillance Video Apparently Catches Guy Doing Something At The Ballot Box That Left Republican Monitor Stunned


” An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video. 

“ A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.

  LaFaro said it all happened as he was working with the elections staff during early ballots processing. The team in charge of processing the ballots got “way ahead” so the information systems coordinator convened an extended lunch period from 11:30- 1:00 p.m.

  It was between 12:54 and 1:04 that LaFaro said he was seated at one of the cubicles, heard a loud thud and turned around to see the man who he claims was caught on tape stuffing “hundreds” of ballots. LaFaro described the man as a “vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug” with “no respect for our laws.” He said he would have followed the man to his car to get his tag number but “feared for [his] life.”

“ America used to be a nation of laws where one person had one vote,” LaFaro said, the Daily Independent reported. ”I’m sad to say not anymore.” “


    While the Citizens For A Better Arizona organization bills itself as a collection of democrats , republicans and independents , a quick look at the bios of their board reveals a collection of lawyers , teachers and union representatives … do the math , but remember , vote fraud is a myth .




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Girls Leading Way In New Gun Trend As Parents Tell Anti-Gun Lobby To Back Off



Elise Downing, Monica Woodhouse, and Erika Dwyer are all expert shooters at the Belmont G



Queensland schoolgirls are picking up guns in record numbers.

  Recreation and competition shooting associations are reporting a surge in junior members, particularly girls, a trend that is firing up Gun Control Australia which is pushing for a ban on under-18s handling firearms.

  The Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia has several thousand Queensland children as members and president Geoff Jones reports a recent spike in girls’ involvement.

  There is a similar trend in competition shooting. In 2010, 18 per cent of Queensland Target Shooters juniors were female. This year one third are girls. In Queensland, kids aged 11 and over can obtain a minor’s gun license.

  Gun Control Australia has urged a Senate inquiry into firearms to lift the legal age to 18, a move that shooting bodies and parents warn will end Australia producing elite shooting champions.

“ The reason why so many parents are happy to have their kids involved is because they see the rigid safety protocol,” Mr Jones said. “We have a great reputation for safety in Australia and we are reaping the rewards of that in junior participation. There is only one live round in the gun, kids use age appropriate weapons – no semi-automatics – and there are step-by-step safety rules.”

  Jamie Webb, who coaches kids at national and state level in target shooting, said: “Anti-gun lobbyists will put an end to the country’s participation in the sport and it makes no sense. The levels of safety for our shooters is the best in the world and I know of no dangerous incidents.”

  Queensland Police confirmed 687 minors gun licenses were issued in the last year but Mr Webb says that is one tenth of the unlicensed kids who shoot at ranges.


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Shake it Off: Obama Version From Reason TV & Remy




Published on Oct 20, 2014

” The Obama administration puts its own special spin on the Taylor Swift hit.

Approximately 2:15 minutes. “












Government Has Paid Millions For Workers To Stay Home





The federal government has shelled out more than $700 million in paid leave to more than 57,000 employees who were home from work for time periods stretching from one month to three years, a Government Accountability Office report has found.

  In a 62-page report published Monday, the GAO analyzed why so many federal employees were home and getting paid for such long periods of time and they discovered a variety of reasons.”


Paid Leave


” In many cases, employees were home awaiting the outcome of investigations into alleged misconduct and criminal actions. Some racked up paid leave for “physical fitness activities,” and others were away from work seeking professional development. Employees also took paid leave for “recuperation” from overseas work.

  Hundreds of federal employees remained at home, collecting a paycheck, for years.

  The report found that during a three-year period beginning in 2011, 263 employees remained on paid leave for one to three years at a cost of $31 million.

  In some cases, about five percent of the time, the federal government couldn’t come up with a reason why some employees were home on paid leave.”


   Those 263 employees cost the US taxpayers an average of $117,870 each to sit on their asses … “We’re in the best of hands”


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Paralyzed Man Darek Fidyka Walks Again After Pioneering Surgery







” A man who was completely paralyzed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries.

  Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian man who was injured four years ago, to provide pathways along which the broken tissue was able to grow.

  The 38-year-old, who is believed to be the first person in the world to recover from complete severing of the spinal nerves, can now walk with a frame and has been able to resume an independent life, even to the extent of driving a car, while sensation has returned to his lower limbs.

  Professor Geoffrey Raisman, whose team at University College London’s institute of neurology discovered the technique, said: “We believe that this procedure is the breakthrough which, as it is further developed, will result in a historic change in the currently hopeless outlook for people disabled by spinal cord injury.”

  The surgery was performed by a Polish team led by one of the world’s top spinal repair experts, Dr Pawel Tabakow, from Wroclaw Medical University, and involved transplanting olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) from the nose to the spinal cord.”


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Far-Left Democrat Threatens To Infect Hillary Clinton Protesters With Ebola







” A group of conservative students protesting Hillary Clinton during her campaign rally at Oakland University in Michigan were threatened by a left-leaning Democrat, who vowed he would infect them with Ebola if they didn’t cease and desist.

“ I just came from Texas, I have Ebola, and now I’m going to give it to you,” said Larry Mitchell, 63, a member of the St. Clair Shores Democratic Club,on a video captured by Campus Reform.

  The 25 or so students were corralled off by campus police and Secret Service agents at a site far from the event hall, where Ms. Clinton, the former Secretary of State, was speaking in support of two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and governor, The Blaze reported.

  Witnesses said Mr. Mitchell approached them, threatened them — and then licked his hand and tried to wipe his saliva on them, Campus Reform reported. He also called them “fascists” and said their libertarian political beliefs were the causes of Ebola’s spread. “


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34 MILLION Blank ‘Green Cards’ And Work Permits To Be Ordered Ahead Of Obama Illegal Immigrant ‘Amnesty

” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to seek a vendor to produce as many as 34 million blank work permits and ‘green cards’ – the paperwork that authorizes illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States – as the White House prepares to issue an executive order after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

  According to a draft solicitation published online, the government agency will look for a company that can produce a minimum 4 million cards per year for five years, and 9 million in the early stages.  

  President Barack Obama has pledged that he will make a move on immigration reform this year. His original timetable called for a decision by the end of the summer. 

  Republicans have decried the plan as an ‘amnesty’ for millions of illegal immigrants, including hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied minors who have come across the U.S.-Mexico border this year.

Along with its solicitation for blank green cards and work permits, USCIS published images showing what the finished cards will look like .”

Along with its solicitation for blank green cards and work permits, USCIS published images showing what the finished cards will look like

” A draft RFP – a Request For Proposal – is typically published in advance so government contractors can prepare to submit their bids when the final version is published. 

The draft came complete with photos of what the finished cards will look like. first reported on the planned solicitation.

Obama’s high numbers of illegal immigration ‘removals’ – what used to be called ‘deportation’ – has earned him the nickname ‘deportation president,’ but most of those ejected border-crossers never get to the interior of the U.S.

Still, activists have protested his policies, including some who heckle his speeches. One yelled at him Sunday in the middle of a campaign stump speech supporting Democratic Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown.

A USCIS official told MailOnline on Monday that the draft was published ‘in case the president makes the move we think he will,’ but added that the agency’s Document Management Division (DMD) is by no means committed to buying the materials.

A second official at the agency said the proposal was drafted as a contingency in case immigration reform legislation passes in Congress, not in anticipation of action from the White House.

Either way, the online draft explains that ‘DMD requires card consumables for the production of USCIS’ Permanent Resident Card (PRC) and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards.’

‘These cards and related consumables, when assembled, become highly specialized and secure identification documents.’

And a successful bid, the draft solicitation says, will be able to support a ‘potential “surge” in PRC and EAD card demand for up to 9M (9 million) cards during the initial period of performance to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.’ 

Advocates for Mexican and Central American immigrants have lambasted Obama for deporting illegal aliens even though the numbers are down sharply. This Sept. 8 protest in front of the White House featured a crying young boy (left) whose father was deported

Obama delayed his immigration action until after the midterm congressional election to avoid alienating law-and-order voters, but can afford to frustrate illegal imigrants – who can’t legally cast ballots 

Former State Department foreign service officer Jessica Vaughan, now an immigration expert at the Center for Immigration Studies, told Breitbart that the RFP ‘seems to indicate that the president is contemplating an enormous executive action that is even more expansive than the plan that Congress rejected in the ‘Gang of Eight’ bill.’

That legislation, which passed in the U.S. Senate last year only to be stalled in the House of Representatives, was a broad reboot of American immigration policy that won support from a handful of Republicans.

In included a provision to provide a pathway to citizenship for so-called ‘dreamers’ – people living in the country illegally who were brought to Americans as children before June 15, 2007. 

Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which he ultimately enacted without congressional support, uses the EAD cards as part of its implementation. 

USCIS says it processed 862,000 EADs overall between January and June of this year.

But ‘the guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards,’ according to the draft RFP.

‘The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards.’

The company that ultimately wins the contract will also be required to store the blank cards until the government needs them.

USCIS draft solicitation uploaded by MailOnline  “



Thanks to the Daily Mail







The Death Rattle Of Europe’s Statist Dream







” Europe’s all-too-predictable relapse into recession is gathering force, threatening not only the pipe dream of economic and political unity, but eroding grandiose illusions that have helped prop up the world’s financial house of cards. The unwillingness of France in particular to play by the EU’s — i.e.,  Germany’s — rules appears to have doomed the EU dream. The idea of a borderless Europe bound by a common currency and a shared desire to forever banish war from the Continent was a lofty one, but it was mired from the start in deeply rooted political animosities, grass-roots skepticism and bureaucratic overreach. Now these problems, along with a great many others, have turned the EU project into a Tower of Babel. A million pages of meticulously codified EU rules might as well have been written in cuneiform, so inscrutable and arcane have they become.

  And useless as well. France’s prolonged economic death rattle has been made possible by running annual deficits larger by half than the 3% “allowed” by Brussels. And now, channeling  de Gaulle for what could turn out to be France’s last hurrah, the French have flouted Merckel’s authority, and common sense itself, by proposing to remedy the problem by hiring more government workers and expanding tax breaks.  Portugal, Greece, Spain and the other deadbeat rabble have been cheering them on, and why not? They think they have nothing to lose — that Germany is the only country with any skin in the game. Their folly is about to be laid bare, however, unless Germany gives in and allows Europe’s Central Bank to monetize the collective debts of Europe Fed-style. “


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Suspect In Attack On 2 Soldiers In Quebec ‘Had Become Radicalized’






” The man who allegedly struck two soldiers with his car in Quebec and was killed after a police chase had become “radicalized” and was known to federal authorities, the Prime Minister’s Office said Monday.

  The 25-year-old hit-and-run suspect was shot after a police chase Monday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, located about 50 kilometres southeast of Montreal.

  Before the chase ensued, he allegedly struck two members of the Canadian Armed Forces, who were on foot in a strip mall parking lot. One of the soldiers is now in critical condition, while the other suffered minor injuries.

CTV News has confirmed that the suspect’s name is Martin Rouleau.”



    While the CTV News article above is highly sanitized , in the media’s typical PC fashion , Pamela Geller offers a much more thorough picture of the suspect , complete with links to his Facebook page .



” Earlier today, Canadian Muslim Ahmad Rouleau ran down two Canadian Forces Members and said he was acting “In the name of Allah.Ahmad tried to stab the police who arrived at the scene of the vehicular jihad.

  The Facebook page of the Muslim who ran down Canadian soldiers today is all…… Islam. It looks remarkably like that of the Oklahoma Muslim who beheaded co-worker Collen Hufford.

  What’s really frightening is that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) recently produced an anti-terror handbook (endorsed by the U.S. State Department, no less) in collaboration with terror-tied National Council of Canadian Muslim (CAIR-Canada). “



    Readers will note that the CTV report never uses the word Muslim to describe the suspect even though a visit to his Facebook page could lead to no other conclusions . Read both reports and compare who is more truthful in their reporting .

















50 Facts That Show How Far America Has Fallen In This Generation





” What has happened to America?  Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline.  It is time for all of us to humble ourselves and face the reality of what has happened to our once great nation.  For those of us that love America, it is heartbreaking to watch the foundations of our society rot and decay in thousands of different ways.  The following are 50 facts that show how far America has fallen in this generation, but the truth is that this list could have been far, far longer…

#1 According to a survey that was just conducted, only 36 percent of all Americans can name the three branches of government.

#2 Only 25 percent of all Americans know how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only 20 percent of all Americans know how many U.S. senators there are.

#4 For the first time ever, single Americans make up more than half the U.S. population.

#3 Even if you include same-sex couples in the numbers, the marriage rate in the United States is at a 93 year low.

#5 31.1 percent of American young adults in the 18 to 34-year-old age bracket are currently living with their parents.

#6 One out of every ten teen girls in America engages in “self-harm”.  Cutting and burning are the most common forms that this “self-harm” takes.

#12 An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to adult websites.

#13 Right now, 30 million Americans are on antidepressants.

#14 Americans account for about five percent of the global population, but we buy more than 50 percent of the pharmaceutical drugs.

#15 Americans consume a whopping 80 percent of all prescription painkillers.

#16 According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

#17 Approximately 60 million Americans have a problem with alcohol addiction.

#18 Heroin traffic in New York City is at a 20 year high. “


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Car vs Truck Crash E40 Aalter In Belgium




Published on Oct 14, 2014

” 13-8-2014, E40 Gent (Ghent) – Brugge(Bruges), exit Aalter. Driver was sent to hospital in critical condition (2 broken cervical vertabraes (neck). She was in a coma for a while but got out of it and is recovering exceptionally well. In short: she survived. I do not own this video, this video has been shortened. Original full video via link below.

Original video:…

Newsarticle (up-to-date) about the accident with an interview with driver…

Car aftermath (as expected not much left of it)… “










Originally posted on Rare:

What started out as an extra-credit assignment turned into a more efficient method of spotting the Ebola virus.

Emory University freshmen Rostam Zafari and Brian Goldstone are the brains behind Rapid Ebola Detection Strips (REDS). While it currently takes upwards of five days to determine whether a patient has Ebola, these portable strips would, in theory, only take an hour to detect the virus. Here’s how they’d work, according to an article published today in USA Today:

REDS detect whether or not an individual has Ebola through a quick process similar to that of blood sugar or urinary tract infection test strips. Testers place a blood sample on the strip, and a color change represents whether the individual has contracted the virus.

Goldstone and Zafari thought up the idea after their biology professor offered extra credit on a quiz for anyone who could develop a more effective way of dealing…

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Published on Aug 3, 2014

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This Is The Blues – Volume 1




Published on Jan 4, 2013

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00:00 – (01) Hobo Blues [ David Hadley, Earl Green, Jeff Beck, Richard Bailey ]
05:54 – (02) Black Magic Woman [ Larry McCray, Neal Noel, Steve McCray, Tony Z ]
09:52 – (03) Rattlesnake Shake [ Gerry Joffe, Innes Sibun, John Baggott, 'Little Joe' Frenchwood, Steve Robinson, Vince Converse ]
15:20 – (04) Going Down To Mobile [ Savoy Brown ]
19:14 – (05) You Shook Me [ Jeff Allen, Kuma Harada, Max Middleton, Mick Taylor, Robert Ahwai 'Crackle' ]
29:38 – (06) I Want To Hug You [ Bobby Murray, David Daniel, Johnnie Johnson, Marlon Green, Tony Cook, Victor Puebla, Zakiya Hooker ]
33:42 – (07) I Loved Another Woman [ Jay Aston, Jonathan Mover, Larry Mitchell, Wilbur Bascomb ]
38:41 – (08) Long Grey Mare [ Wilbur Bascomb, Damon Duewhite, Harvey Mandel, Jon Paris, Peter Brown ]
43:33 – (09) Evil Woman Blues [ Bobby Chouinard, 'Even' Steven Levee, Peter McMahon, Ray Gomez ]
45:39 – (10) I’m In The Mood [ Gary Husband, Gary Moore, Jack Bruce ]
52:00 – (11) Cryin’ Won’t Bring You Back [ Peter Brown, Ariel Bender, Dave Moore, Jess Roden, Luther Grosvenor, Mike Kellie, Steve Dolan ]
57:15 – (12) Drop Down Mama [ Tony (T.S.) McPhee ]
01:00:19 – (13) Play On Little Girl_T-Bone Shuffle [ Chico Lopez, Mike Hobart, Otis Grand, Pasco 'Junior' Delmas, Paul Jones, Steve Wren ]
01:06:24 – (14) Ground Hog Blues [ Tony (T.S.) McPhee, Dick Heckstall-Smith ]
01:12:10 – (15) Racketeer Blues [ Charlie Hart, Chris Jagger, Ed Beane, Malcolm Mortimore, Mick Jagger ] “










Bob Marley – Kids




Uploaded on Aug 1, 2006

” Bob Marley at The Comedy and Magic Club “












Ebola In The United States: Everything You Need To Know!





Published on Oct 2, 2014

” Stefan Molyneux breaks down the latest news information on the first documented case of Ebola in the United States. Thomas Eric Duncan was infected in Liberia and recently traveled to Dallas, Texas where he began exhibiting symptoms of infection.

Ebola Outbreak: Propaganda Decoded…

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” Do you think nobody would willingly entrust his children to you or pay you for teaching them? Why do you have to extort your fees and collect your pupils by compulsion? “










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Today In The Past




310 – St Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

335 – Constantinople emperor Constantine the Great rules laws against Jews

686 – Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1096 – Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders

1512 – Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.




1520 – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean)






1601 – Memorial service for Daitokuji’s Shinju held for Ikkyu Sojun in Kyoto

1639 – Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo

1641 – Catholic uprising in Ulster: 1000s English & Scots killed




1774 – First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.







1805 – Battle of TrafalgarAdm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet & dies







1824 – Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)

1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War.

1858 – In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed

1861 – Battle of Balls Bluff, VA (Leesburg, Harrison’s Island)

1864 – Battle of Westport, MO (Kansas City)

1869 – 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore

1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb




1899 – Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)






1902 – In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.

1917 – 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I

1918 – Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min

1938 – Japanese troops occupies Canton

1944 – During WW II, US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall

1945 – Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time

1948 – Beersheba liberated by Israeli army

1948 – Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC)

1948 – UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons

1954 – Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea

1957 – Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens




1959 – Guggenheim Museumdesigned by Frank Lloyd Wrightopens (NYC)






1960 – 1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched

1960 – JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)

1965 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward

1965 – Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.

1966 – 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales

1967 – Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat

1967 – Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon

1969 – Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)

1969 – Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somalia




1970 – Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh(see UE 10/20)






1971 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

1971 – William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan

1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

1975 – Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll

1976 – NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed

1976 – NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles

1976 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul Bellow

1978 – Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.




1984 – Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ






1986 – US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut

1987 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Robert M Solow

1988 – Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges

1989 – Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in SF earthquake

1989 – Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game

1989 – 1st black owners (Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m

1991 – US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut

1993 – Milt coup by Burundi Pres Ndadaye/525,000 Hutu’s flee

1994 – Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die

1994 – North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects

1997 – Elton John’s tribute to Diana breaks world record, 318 million dist

2001 – “United We Stand” benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Event organized and headlined by Michael Jackson, also featuring pop stars Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, The Backstreet Boys, and others.

2003 – Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.





1449 – George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III (d. 1478)

1527 – Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)

1582 – Johan Ernst earl of Nassau-Siegen, military/son of Johan VII

1650 – Jean Bart, French captain/sea hero (Escape from Plymouth)

1660 – Georg Ernst Stahl, German scientist (d. 1734)

1675 – Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)

1687 – Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)

1712 – Sir James Steuart, British economist (d. 1780)

1761 – Louis AG baron de Bacler d’Albe, French cartographer/brigadier general




1772 – Samuel Taylor ColeridgeOttery St. MaryDevon, Englandpoet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), (d. 1834)







1803 – George Wright, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1865




1833 – Alfred Bernhard NobelStockholmcreated dynamite & Nobel Prizes, (d. 1896)






1839 – Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank)

1843 – Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)

1885 – Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder (Ploeg)

1895 – Alexander d’Arbeloff, entrepreneur

1904 – Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet)

1906 – Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)

1911 – Peter Graves, London England, actor (Mission Impossible, Stalag 17)

1912 – Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist

1912 – Georg Solti, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Fidelio)

1914 – Martin Gardner, Scientific American math & puzzles columnist




1917 – Dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpetera creator of modern jazz


Umbrella Man with Louis Armstrong

Hot House with Charlie Parker

A Night in Tunisia

Salt Peanuts





1919 – Claire Sterling, journalist

1919 – Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist

1921 – Malcolm Arnold, Northampton Engld, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)

1922 – Liliane de Bettencourt, heir to L’Oreal

1924 – Celia Cruz, Cuban singer, Queen of Salsa. (d. 2003)




1925 – Joyce RandolphDetroit Michactress (Trixie-Honeymooners)



Joyce Randolph Interview

The Honeymooners Peacemaker





1926 – Leonard Rossiter, Liverpool England, actor (Britannia Hospital)

1928 – Edward “Whitey” Ford, hall of fame pitcher (NY Yankees)




1929 – Ursula K Le GuinUSsci-fi author (Tombs of Atuan)






1936 – James H “Simon” Gray, English playwright (Butley)

1937 – Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)

1940 – Frances FitzGerald, NYC, journalist/author (Fire in the Lake)

1940 – Manfred Mann, [Michael Lubowitz], South Africa, rocker (Mighty Quinn)

1940 – Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)




1941 – Steve CropperTNguitarist/songwriter (Booker T & MGs)


Green Onions with Donald “Duck” Dunn

Sitting OnThe Dock Of The Bay

Sweet Home Chicago with The Blues Brothers Band

Water with Albert King & ‘Pop’ Staples





1942 – Elvin BishopTulsa OKrock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love)


Southbound 1977 Midnight Special with Dickey Betts , Charlie Daniels & Bonnie Bramlett

Fish, Fish, Fishing

Travelin’ Shoes

John Nemeth and Elvin Bishop





1942 – Allan Grice, Australian racing driver

1942 – Judith Sheindlin, Brooklyn, New York, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy)

1943 – Paula Kelly, Jacksonville Fla, dancer/actress (Liz-Night Court)

1943 – Ron Elliott, rocker

1944 – Janet Ahlberg, illustrator




1949 – Benjamin NetanyahuIsraeli prime minister






1949 – Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron

1950 – Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster)

1952 – Brent Mydland, Munich Germany, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots)

1952 – Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ron & Nancy’s daughter

1953 – Charlotte Caffey, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Go-Go’s)

1953 – Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)

1956 – Carrie Fisher, Beverly Hills, actress (Princess Lelia-Star Wars)




1957 – Steve LukatherUS rock singer/guitarist (Toto-Africa)


Little Wing

Steve Lukather and Glen Campbell Jamming

Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers with Larry Carlton

Freeway Jam with Jeff Beck & Jan Hammer





1957 – Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate

1959 – Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor

1961 – Mark Finch, film festival organiser

1964 – Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd, The Who)

1967 – Gavin Brian Lovegrove, Auckland NZ, javelin (Olympics-96)

1971 – Jade Jagger, Paris France, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger

1972 – Saffron Burrows, English actress

1972 – Matthew Friedberger, American musician (The Fiery Furnaces)

1976 – Josh Ritter, American musician

1976 – Mélanie Turgeon, French Canadian alpine skier

1980 – Kim Kardashian, American socialite

1986 – Natalee Holloway,U.S teen,disappeared in Aruba



1125 – Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian writer

1204 – Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester, English nobleman

1266 – Birger jarl, Swedish statesman (b. 1210)

1422 – Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422), dies at 54

1500 – Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1442)

1505 – Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician

1558 – Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician (Poetice), dies at 74




1600 – Toda KatsushigeJapanese warlord (b. 1557)






1623 – William Wade, English statesman and diplomat (b. 1546)

1629 – Tumengung Buraksa, Matarams/Javanese general, dies in battle

1765 – Giovanni Paolo Pannini/Panini, Italian painter/architect, dies at 73




1775 – Peyton RandolphAmerican president of the Continental Congress (b. 1721)






1805 – Horatio Nelsondies in Battle of Trafalgar






1861 – John Breckinridge Grayson, Confederate brig-general, dies

1872 – Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78

1896 – James Henry Greathead, British engineer (b. 1844)

1904 – Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)

1943 – Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II), dies

1963 – George B Cressey, US geographer (Crossroads), dies at 66

1963 – Józef Franczak, last cursed soldier – anticommunist underground in Poland(b. 1918)

1967 – Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astrophysicist, dies at 94

1969 – Jack Kerouac, US writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

1969 – Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (b. 1882)




1970 – John T ScopesUS teacher (Scopes “monkey trial” 1925), dies at 70






1973 – Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)

1984 – Francois Truffaut, dir (Fahrenheit 451), dies of brain cancer at 52

1992 – Jim Garrison, Louisiana DA (investigate JFK assassination), dies at 70

1993 – Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58

1993 – Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu pres of Burundi (1993), murder at 40

1993 – Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44

1995 – Maxene Andrews, vocalist (Andrews Sister), dies of heart attack at 79















War on Poverty Turns 50: Are We Winning Yet?


” The War on Poverty is 50 years old. Over that time, federal and state governments have spent more than $19 trillion fighting poverty. But what have we really accomplished?

  Although far from conclusive, the evidence suggests that we have successfully reduced many of the deprivations of material poverty, especially in the early years of the War on Poverty. However, these efforts were more successful among socioeconomically stable groups such as the elderly than low-income groups facing other social problems. Moreover, other factors like the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the expansion of economic opportunities to African Americans and women, increased private charity, and general economic growth may all have played a role in whatever poverty reduction occurred. “

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Why Each Year Seems To Disappear More Quickly Than The Last





” For most people, each passing month of their lives seems to feel shorter than the previous. Many of us can’t believe that stores are already starting to display Christmas products, and if you’re writing a check, you might still catch yourself writing 2013 when 2014 is nearly over.

  All clocks follow the same 12 hour / 60 minute symmetry, yet studies suggest that as we get older, we don’t experience time the same way. And there are many theories that explain why it feels like time speeds up as we grow older.

  Many psychologists believe that as we age, our perception of time begins to accelerate versus time actually speeding up. Studies indicate that biological changes in the human body that happen as it ages, such as reduced dopamine production in the brain, impact our internal clock. Furthermore, some believe that as we grow up, we have fewer emotional and arousing experiences – the first kiss, the first trip away from home, the first heartbreak. Such experiences are easier to remember and lead to higher time estimations. “


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” Watch What Happens When Liberals Try Shooting Guns For The First Time “

Watch Moment Woman Knocked Man Out Cold With One Punch After He Asked Her For Sex





Published on Oct 17, 2014

” Watch moment woman knocked man out cold with one punch after he asked her for sex

Kondrat Golubev, 32, was also kicked in the groin as he lay on the ground after trying to solicit sex from two women – mistaking them for prostitutes
This video shows a woman knocking a man out cold with one punch after he asked her how much she charged for sex.

Golubev had been clubbing with friends in the city of Atyrau in eastern Kazakhstan, when he went outside for a cigarette and spotted the two girls.

Feeling frisky he approached them and asked them how much they charged.

Club-goer Anatoli Pokrovski, 36, who shot the video of the argument said: “I was outside waiting for my girlfriend who was getting her coat when I saw an argument break out between the man and two women.

“He obviously thought that he was in with a chance, as he tried to ask them for a drink, and when they told him to get lost, he decided to insult them by asking of they were prostitutes and how much it would cost.

“The women were clearly offended but I don’t think he ever expected what happened next, even though the woman really telegraphed the punch. She hit him so hard he fell flat on the pavement.

Mr Pokrovski said the two women then walked off “as if nothing had happened.”

“It was pretty shocking really, but what a punch,” he said.

A police spokesman said: “We have seen the video and believe the woman who threw the punch is trained in some form of martial arts.

“We don’t think she is a boxer because of the way her thumb extends over the top of her index finger.

“But the force behind that punch was so great we suspect this is not the first time she has hit something hard.” “











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