Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Spectacular Salsa - Paddy & Nico - Electric Ballroom | Britain's Got Talent 2014

Simon's not strictly in the mood for ballroom, but Paddy & Nico have much more in store than first appearances suggest. Watch the energy-shift in this electric pairing's performance.

Ed's Note: Don't let the first 90 secs fool you this is quite amazing

Teatime Totty.............

Pic Dump..............

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders "22" by Taylor Swift

Cartoon Round Up....


"gun control" .... a silly concept in an industrial society ....

Study: Crew that sailed with Columbus suffered scurvy

Nudity Goes Legal In Munich

Study: We Peak at Age 24 - In terms of our cognitive motor performanc​e

IRS holds refunds to recover parents’ Social Security

Iran Unveils New Anti-Ship Cruise Missile - U.S. to significantly cut back stock of missiles

Latin America the World’s Most Violent Region

Moscow warns of civil war as Kiev forces storm airbase

Obama taps woman who denied access to war vets from memorial for ObamaCare

EPA to Regulate Cattle Exhaust, Farm Dust, Chicken Condos

Bundy vs. BLM: The Plot Unfolds

Washington and Moscow pulling strings to hold Ukraine combatants back from brink of civil war

China on the Edge

Libya: Restoring the Monarchy?

Islamic extremists suspected to have abducted 100 female students from a boarding school in Nigeria

'We Will Shoot Back': All Eyes on Russia as Ukraine Begins Offensive in East

Paris police order 'systematic eviction' of Roma gypsies

Syria war: Maaloula's monastery destroyed after Assad forces drive rebels out

The Last Round Up

Global Warming Hit Canada Yesterday..........

H/T Pete H

Wednesday Wenches..............

Left-Wing Outlets Abandon Anti-Semite Max Blumenthal

He's a vile POS, in any case.

See, "Progs Throw Jew-Hating KKK-Whisperer @MaxBlumenthal Under the Bus."

PREVIOUSLY: "Far-Left Max Blumenthal: Key Inspiration for #Democrat Murder Suspect Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. — #JewishCommunityCenter."

Supermodel Jessica Kingham Boosts Luscious Breasts for Zoo Magazine

The wholesome hotness of the girl next door.

See, "Jessica Kingham in Lingerie for Zoo Magazine."

And dang! Great tits!

Body by Victoria Online Commercial (March 2014)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Liberals Won? Part Four: 'Hey Democrats--I Can Still See You Behind Your Label Switching'

Zo wraps up his examination of a liberal meme that is as close as Zo wants to get to a colonoscopy (considering how full of crap this meme is). Its a meme that blames conservatives and credits liberals for a list of policies and issues in American history. Zo also points the cowardice of democrats trying to throw people off the scent of their rotten history by trying to switch labels to stigmatize conservatives. Are you going to let democrats twist and paint what conservatism is? Here more in this ZoNation!

The Corps Report Ep. 37 - Uniform App and Ssang Yong

Welcome to the Marine Corps' web update, "The Corps Report." Want to know what's been happening in the Corps recently? Check us out every payday for all the latest gouge.

I can't think of a single good reason to post this..................

However I can think of two........

Late News.............

Climate Brainwashing of Children: a rough guide to spotting it happening

Social Security suspends its ancient-de​bt collection efforts

What was that again about Al-Qaeda on the run?

Time for a little Koch jiujitsu on Democrats

Google Buys Drone Company Titan Aerospace

KFC Chicken Corsage Being Sold Just in Time for Prom Season

What the Left Did Last Week

Burwell's Confirmati​on Hearings to Run Obamacare Just Got a Little More Difficult

Trial of jihadist cleric expected to highlight ex-Guantanamo detainee's al Qaeda role

BANANA REPUBLICAN​S: New Head Of Virginia GOP on Eric Cantor's Payroll

Statistical Frauds - Thomas Sowell

The Book of Numbers

Eyewitness Says BLM “Scared Crapless” By THOUSANDS Of Patriots Supporting NV Rancher Bundy

London hairdresser visited by North Korean agents

Bedtime Totty............


In this segment, Virtual President Bill Whittle examines who pays what under the current system, and what we can do to make our tax code more efficient, more fair, more moral and generate more revenue

Mommy, where do federal tax revenues come from?...from HAS

This article, appropriate for Tax Day, breaks down the sources of federal tax dollars by the various segments that contribute such as individual, payroll and corporate.

One chart provides the data for 1945 through 2013 while the other is for 2013 only.

Read at HAS here.

America Loves Booze and Pot

By Alan Caruba

In 1919 the eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale or transportation of “intoxicating liquors” in the United States and by 1933 the era of prohibition was over when the twenty-first Amendment rescinded it. Alcohol consumption was and is a social problem, but sometimes the government is not the right vehicle for dealing with them.

The United States is a huge market for what are deemed illegal drugs and, for many years, marijuana has been among them. That prohibition is now going the way of the earlier effort to make alcohol consumption illegal. Questions remain as to whether this is a good thing or not.

A study by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health whose results were released in February examined automobile deaths resulting from marijuana use while driving. The data was gathered from six states that perform toxicology tests on drivers involved in fatal accidents. It found that drugs played an increasing role in such accidents, accounting for more than 28% in 2010, 16% more than in 1999 and marijuana was the main drug involved in the increase, contributing to 12%, compared to only 4% in 1999.

“Currently, one of nine drivers involved in fatal crashes would test positive for marijuana,” said Dr. Guohua Le, director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia. “If a driver is under the influence of alcohol, their risk of a fatal crash is 13 times higher than the risk of a driver who is not, but the driver under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana then increased to 24 times that of a sober person.”

Those numbers will rise in the years ahead because two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized recreational use of marijuana and twenty states allow medical use. Observers of the trend predict that a dozen more states are expected to legalize marijuana in some form over the next several years. One study has projected a $10 billion legal marijuana industry by 2018.

More than a dozen members of Congress have sponsored legislation aimed at reforming federal marijuana laws and the federal government allowed Colorado’s and Washington’s laws to take effect last year. Medical use has gained public acceptance and the Federal Drug Administration recently gave the green light to a clinical study in its efficacy in children with severe epilepsy. The Department of Health and Human Services has approved a study that will examine its effect on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

President Obama recently signed a Farm Bill that legalized “industrialized hemp production” for research purposes in the twelve states that permit it after a decades-long war on cannabis that is clearly winding down.

The use of marijuana took off in a big way in the 1960s, a decade famed for many liberal causes and a generation of young people that rejected opposition to it. In many ways, legalizing marijuana has been a liberal cause.

In early April, the Washington Times reported that “Billionaire philanthropist George Soros hopes the U.S. is going to pot, and he is using his money to drive it there. With a cadre of like-minded, wealthy donors, Mr. Soros is dominating the pro-legalization side of the marijuana debate by funding grass-roots initiatives that begin in New York City and end up affecting local politics elsewhere. Through a network of nonprofit groups, Mr. Soros has spent at least $80 million on the legalization effort since 1994.” The American Civil Liberties Union has been a leading advocate of marijuana legalization efforts.

The legalization can be seen as a liberal versus conservative political issue, but I think it is more an issue of public opinion regarding the use of marijuana, particularly as regards the fines and jail terms that have been imposed. We do this for those who abuse alcohol and logic suggests such laws will be applied to pot users as well, reducing the more aggressive fines and jail terms.

A new Time magazine polls found that 75% of Americans believe that the sale of marijuana will eventually become legal across the nation whether they supported legalization or not. The Pew Research Center conducted the polls in mid-February among 1,821 adults, finding that the number of people in favor of legalizing pot continues to grow. Four years ago 52% percent said they thought marijuana use should not be legal, but now 54% are in favor of legalization.

Most believe that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol. While 69% believe that alcohol was more harmful to society, a large majority, 76%, believe that people convicted of possession of small amounts of pot should not have to serve jail time. I concur with that. I also support its use for medical purposes.

For better or worse, all societies evolve and change. The Prohibition era gave rise to organized crime to provide the booze Americans wanted to drink and the efforts to decriminalize marijuana now reflect a growing acceptance of its use for either medical or recreational use.

More drivers will die as a result, either from its use or from being in fatal accidents with those who do. Its use in the work environment will cause accidents that range from minor to fatal. It is extraordinarily curious that, while Americans have been subjected to a huge campaign to restrict smoking, the restrictions on marijuana use are being eliminated. I am not sure I see any difference here.

Americans love booze and love pot. What the long term effects on our society will be are unknown, but there will be effects.

© Alan Caruba, 2014

Teatime Totty.............

Pic Dump...............

H/T Jeff

The Land That Made Me Me.............

Growing up in Jonesboro, AR in the '50's.

H/T Old Dude

NewsBusted 4/15/14

Cartoon Round Up....


Happy Passover!

Report: Several States Seeing Health Care Premiums Jump By More Than 50% Because of Obamacare…

Art of Alabama Food exhibit hits the road for New Orleans

If I knew then what I know now ...

Octopi are common in the Gulf of Mexico, and as smart as cats

Edwin Edwards still confident at age 86 that he has what it takes to win a seat in Congress

Video: What happens when you crack an egg 60 feet underwater?

Borgata lawsuit: Famed poker star cheated, won $9.6M

Attkisson: White House Successfully Intimidates the Press

Liberals are winning the language war

Russia Tests Multi-Warhead ICBM

Kate Upton Shocks the World

Jordan’s ambassador to Libya kidnapped after gunmen attack his car

For Ukrainian President, heavy pressure and few good options

US Drives Down Global Defence Spending

Obama Admin Told UN to Downplay Costs of Eco-Demands in Climate Change Report

Al-Sisi... the god who lost his Divinity

Baghdad buttresses defenses ready for wholesale Al Qaeda assault on city

US: The Era of Nuclear Neglect

Pakistan: How the Blasphemy Law Really Works

'A Partner for Russia': Europe's Far Right Flirts with Moscow

Ukraine is a testing ground for Putin's plan to bring back a Russian empire

North Korea branches out into ivory, fake cigarette and pharmaceutical trade

Chillingly Prophetic? - Charlton Heston; From My Cold Dead Hands.

H/T Starconqueror

The Sign of the Year..............

H/T Shelly

Hotspots around the world! (Map)...from HAS

This article contains a map of the world that points out the uncertainty that is present country by country.

Whether it's elections coming up in emerging markets, the Russian action in Ukraine or continued economic uncertainty this map provides a great summary of it all!

Read at HAS here.

Breakthrou​gh Geriatric Study...........

After extensive project at the University of Poland Geriatric Studies Department, research has confirmed that women who gain a few pounds appear to outlive men who comment upon it.

H/T Shelly

"Our Days as Downtrodde​n Slaves Are Over."...............from Dan Friedman

Why is this year different from all others?

Passover's spirit of liberation must communicate to the world that the Jewish nation has come together in the Land of Israel; it has risen up with no intention to surrender.

By Dr. Haim Shine

Tuesdy Totty..............