January 23, 2016

Christian Leader: Islam Is More Protected In America Than Christianity

'Judeo-Christian people don't feel like the government really cares about them'

Via: The Daily Caller

Liberal Actor Spells Things Out About the United States: 'The Entire Country Is a Racist Country'

"We're a bunch of racists."

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

Migrants Storm Calais Ferry

(John Hinderaker) Earlier today, a group of around 500 Middle Eastern migrants broke off from a demonstration protesting conditions in a migrant camp in Calais and stormed the ferry that crosses the Channel to England: The port of Calais was temporarily closed on Saturday after a ferry was stormed by 50 migrants from the nearby "Jungle" camp, earlier visited by Jeremy Corbyn. Up to 500 migrants had broken off from a protest

Source: Power Line

You'll Never Guess The World's New, Most GI-NORMOUS Prime Number

Thanks, America!

Via: The Daily Caller

Rancher Renounces Federal Grazing Contract at Bundy Event in Protest of Gov't Land Use Policies

"I don't mind standing out and standing alone."

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

When Virtual Reality Meets Education

vrapple Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial adoption. Since 2012, VR startups have raised more than $1.46 billion in venture capital, including more than $100 million in funding during the last four consecutive quarters. In the abstract as well as the applied, modern education is poised… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Donald Trump Re-Ups His Attacks on Fox News' Megyn Kelly

In Iowa, Senator Chuck Grassley snubs his Republican colleague Ted Cruz to introduce the billionaire businessman

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Donald Trump Versus Megyn Kelly Drama Reignited Ahead Of Fox News Debate

'Trump is just trying to build up the audience for Thursday's debate, for which we thank him'

Via: The Daily Caller

Chris Rock Is Rewriting Academy Awards Monologue Into 'Something That People Will be Talking About for Weeks'

"things got a little provocative and exciting"

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

Trio of Inmates Cut Through Steel Bars and Made It to Roof of Maximum-Security Jail. Here's How They Got Down — and All the Way Out.

The inmates had an elaborate plan.

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

Rubio Receives Endorsement From Des Moines Register

'Rubio promises specific answers for the issues in these voters' lives'

Via: The Daily Caller

The Repeat Political Madness Of Never-Ending Crypto Wars

Sisyphus What is it with politicians and encryption? There are now two bills in different U.S. states, one in California and one in New York, proposing that smartphones sold in the state must be able to be decrypted on demand by either their manufacturer or OS provider. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Does The Donald Drive You to Drink?

(Steven Hayward) Well no he doesn't, but I don't need an excuse for a drink. But the folks at The Nation magazine do. I'm on The Nation's email distribution list (so that you don't have to), and the latest subscription bleg for their wine club opens as follows: Are you looking for that perfect Merlot to pair with Donald Trump's immigration-policy proposals? A Sauvignon Blanc to help obscure Mike Huckabee's tweets about

Source: Power Line

As Bloomberg weighs White House run, Iowa voters ask, 'Who?'

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest flirtation with a White House run set the political world aflutter Saturday.

But in Iowa, some people wondered, who?

"I don't know anything about him," said Leslie McCreery, a 70-year-old Hillary Clinton supporter.

Asked whether she was familiar with ...

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

Biden To Goldman Sachs Execs: 'I'm Doing A Job Interview With You'

'I'm not qualified but I may be coming back to talk to you because I need to'

Via: The Daily Caller

Donald Trump Declares He Could 'Shoot Somebody' and Not Lose 'Any Voters'

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue …"

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

'Schindler's List' Producer Has Scathing Message for 'Spoiled Brats' Crying 'Racism' and Boycotting the Oscars

"Look to the next awards show for recognition — if you deserve it."

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

$25K In Gift Cards Plus 6 Other Ways Unions Abuse Dues

How is your union spending funds?

Via: The Daily Caller

Old Guard Keeps Watch Over Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as Major Blizzard Grinds D.C. to a Halt

"I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved." 

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

Why Bernie Sanders Wants to Know Your Health Insurance Deductible

Saying he feels like 'a Vermont auctioneer,' the Democratic presidential candidate gets audiences to make his case

Source: Bloomberg Politics

AP Poll: Public doubts Washington's problem-solving ability

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public has considerable doubts about the government's ability to solve major problems in this presidential election year.

That's according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted in December.

It finds that 6 in 10 people questioned expressed only slight confidence — ...

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

Blizzard Kills Power For Hundreds Of Thousands Across The East Coast

100,000 in New Jersey and 150,000 in N. Carolina had no power Saturday morning

Via: The Daily Caller

Not Everyone in Washington, D.C. is Upset by the Snowstorm

"…he was pretty excited about it."

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

Why Marco Rubio Thinks Historic Blizzard is the 'Best Thing to Happen to the Republic in Quite a While'

"In Washington right now, they are being buried in this snow blizzard."

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

Biden: U.S. 'prepared' for a military solution in Syria

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Saturday that the U.S. and Turkey were prepared for a military solution in Syria if a political settlement isn't possible, prompting an aide to clarify that he was referring only to the Islamic State terrorist group.

The latest round of Syria peace talks are ...

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

The World's Biggest Education Company Is Laying Off Thousands

Company is one of the biggest players in Common Core testing

Via: The Daily Caller

Bloomberg Considering a White House Run as an Independent: Report

Bloomberg has set a March deadline for a final decision.

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

The Matthews miasma

(Scott Johnson) Chris Matthews opened Hardball last night with an extended discussion of National Review's editorial and symposium Against Trump. The NR cover flags the editorial by "The Editors" followed by the names of 22 conservative contributors. As the screen flashed a graphic of the cover, Matthews described the contributors as "22 hastily deputized editors." Matthews seemed not to understand that the cover advertised the editors' unsigned editorial opposition to Trump along

Source: Power Line

Lawmakers consider increase to malpractice payment cap

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State lawmakers are set to take up a proposal that would increase Indiana's cap on medical malpractice payments for the first time in 17 years.

The bill scheduled for review by an Indiana Senate committee on Monday would boost the state's current limits on what malpractice victims ...

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

Council On American-Islamic Relations: Relax, Christians, You Worship Allah

Also, ISIS, Ben Carson and Donald Trump exhibit similar 'forms of religious and political extremism'

Via: The Daily Caller

See the Incredible Photos Astronaut Shared of Massive Blizzard From Space

"Stay safe!"

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

Step Up To An Air Rifle: Part I

The sport of air rifle can take you to a college scholarship or the Olympics

Via: The Daily Caller

John Kerry Seeks Ease Concerns About Warming U.S.-Iranian Relations

"I don't believe the United States is under any illusion as to what type of government Iran is."

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

Bitcoin Is Dead (Again), Long Live Bitcoin (Again)

not-dead-yet Oh, the drama, such drama. Last week, longtime Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn declared "the Bitcoin experiment…has failed," and resigned from that community with a fusillade of verbal grenades (and a New York Times profile of his dissent.) This in turn provoked a whole torrent of hot takes and reactions, which mostly had one thing in common: contempt for all who disagree. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Oscar-Nominated Charlotte Rampling Clarifies Controversial Remarks on Boycott of Awards

"Be patient."

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

Get Small To Get Big Through Microservices

bigsmall If we trace a path that starts with Gutenberg's use of moveable type to Malcom McLean's invention of the shipping container, we start to recognize a very interesting pattern: Each new layer of abstraction and standardization creates tremendous value out of the resulting increases in scale and efficiency. Today's digital innovators can trace a similar historical path that… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

The Week in Pictures: Snowzilla Edition

(Steven Hayward) So the mid-Atlantic is buried in snow, which I'm sure is the result of c—— c—–, while out here in California a lot of water is falling from the skies, also a rare occurrence. This means everyone has lots of extra time to read Power Line today, so we've got an extra long lineup. You can also ponder your own personal Academy Awards boycott; I've been boycotting the Oscars for

Source: Power Line

Danceable Shakespeare

The Winter's Tale has the saddest happy ending in all of Shakespeare. Categorized as a problem play or a romance, it doesn't end with a stage full of corpses—the King, who has lost his wife, son, daughter, and best friend entirely through his own folly gets almost everything restored to him—but the audience nonetheless leaves the theater feeling unsettled.

British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has adapted this odd, Job-like play for the Royal Ballet of Canada, and it is now playing at the Kennedy Center (although Friday and Saturday performances have been cancelled due to the snow, and the fate of the rest of the run is uncertain).

The post Danceable Shakespeare appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

What 2015 Taught Me About The London Tech Scene

London You'd think that working in one of the world's largest cities — especially one with a global rep for innovation and excellence — would make it pretty easy to get some traction. But that misses a vital point: London's tech ecosystem is in its infancy. There's a definite feeling here that working for a tech startup is cool — but that doesn't mean… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

NFL Championship Weekend Picks, With Pictures

The great blizzard of 2016 might shut down D.C. for the weekend, or longer, but it will not stop Americans from enjoying the best day in sports. Championship Sunday is far superior to Super Bowl Sunday. The people watching the games actually want to see football and not the commercials, the teams sometimes already hate each other, and the ...

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Born an Aussie, raised a Brit. Konta's a star in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Johanna Konta has become the first British woman to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Saturday, giving rise to "a lot of Australia questions" at Melbourne Park.

The 24-year-old Konta was born in Sydney and moved with her family to England in 2005, ...

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

In Twitter Tirade, Donald Trump Unleashes on Jeb Bush, Brent Bozell, Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz

"Jeb — mom can't help you with ISIS, the Chinese or with Putin."

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

The gloves come off, but why did it take so long?

(Paul Mirengoff) Check out Ted Cruz's excellent new ad attacking Donald Trump over eminent domain. This is the kind of information Trump's rival candidates should have started putting out months ago when it became clear that Trump is for real. Instead, by and large they (1) indulged in the fantasy that Trump would fade away, (2) worried that Trump would fight back to their detriment, and/or (3) attacked lesser candidates (but better

Source: Power Line

He's the Only Down Syndrome Restaurant Owner in the Country — and He's Closing His Doors. Wait Until You Learn Why

"My customers cry a lot into my arms."

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

'What Do I Care About Polls?': GOP Presidential Hopeful Jim Gilmore Assesses Campaign's Prospects

"The campaign is going great."

Source: TheBlaze.com - Stories

Profit From A Profile On AngelList

money shutterstock AngelList is the LinkedIn for startups; it's a directory for finding and researching great startups. Many of the biggest seed venture capital firms and angel investors are on the list, and many use it to help them source and validate deals. But AngelList is also a crowdfunding platform, a way for startups and investors not only to connect with each other, but also to actually raise money. Read More

Source: TechCrunch