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Happy Birthday December 31st

Happy Birthday December 31st

on December 31, 2013, 8:18 AM / in People

GABBY DOUGLAS 18 Gymnast who became the first African American woman to win the gymnastics all-around gold medal and the team competitions at the 2012 Olympics. ALEX FERGUSON 72 Soccer manager who led Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, won the Eurpoean cup twice, and was knighted in 1999. ANTHONY HOPKINS 76 Welsh actor best known as creepy Hannibal Lecter. […]

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Official in charge of healthcare.gov rollout is retiring

Official in charge of healthcare.gov rollout is retiring

on December 31, 2013, 8:07 AM / in National News, News

By BRIAN HUGHES / Washington Examiner The official responsible for overseeing the problem-plagued healthcare.gov website is retiring on Tuesday. In an email to colleagues, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chief Marilyn Tavenner said that Michelle Snyder — the chief operating officer and second-highest ranking official at the agency — was retiring “after 41 years of outstanding public service.” “While we […]

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Void

Void

on December 31, 2013, 8:03 AM / in Opinion

Archived Here In my 77 years of experience on earth, I have never seen the scarcity of capable leadership as critical as it is today. When someone speaks of leadership, most people’s minds go immediately to politics and there’s no doubt that the lack of qualified leaders reaches into the very top echelons of government, but the problem extends deeply […]

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When Risk Is Separated From Gain, The System Is Doomed

When Risk Is Separated From Gain, The System Is Doomed

on December 31, 2013, 8:01 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: I have talked about this before in regards to public / private ventures… the public uses tax gained funds to finance the operation of the privately managed operation. The risk disappears because the audience is captured into funding the exercise.   Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, If the gambler has no feedback from his bets because […]

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This number will increase under Obamacare

This number will increase under Obamacare

on December 31, 2013, 7:55 AM / in National News, News

STUDY RELEASED: 98,000 Americans Still Dying Every Year from Medical Mistakes In a report by Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. A study released in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that as many as 98,000 Americans die every year from medical mistakes. Despite a nationwide campaign to improve patient safety since 2000, Lucian Leape of Harvard University’s […]

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DNC sends email defending Obama from impeachment possibility

DNC sends email defending Obama from impeachment possibility

on December 31, 2013, 7:43 AM / in National News, News

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out a paranoid email Saturday evening urging supporters to vote for Democrats so that Republicans can’t impeach President Obama. The email, subject line “Impeachment,” was sent to Obama for America supporters, imploring them to contribute to the DNC’s 2014 efforts. “What do these people all have in common?,” the email asked, featuring quotes from Republican […]

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Obamacare Showdown: Missouri Bill to Gut Obamacare, Ban Penalties, Ban Healthcare Exchange;

on December 31, 2013, 7:39 AM / in National News, News

Special Thanks to IrritatedWoman™ @irritatedwoman for the heads up If enough states act, we are on the way to a constitutional showdown over Obamacare. The Washington Times reports Missouri bill would gut Obamacare   Next month, the Missouri Senate will consider a bill which would  effectively cripple the implementation of the Affordable Care Act within  the state. Following the lead of […]

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Edison Bulb Ban Means Lights Out On Freedom

Edison Bulb Ban Means Lights Out On Freedom

on December 31, 2013, 7:25 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Special Thanks to Janie Johnson @jjauthor Bulb Ban: As of Wednesday, the manufacture and import of 60- and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs will be illegal — one more setback in the fight against government interference into the daily lives of the American people. First they came for our light bulbs. Before the onset of ObamaCare and its mandate to buy […]

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Smile with the Logic of Dixon Diaz

Smile with the Logic of Dixon Diaz

on December 31, 2013, 7:07 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Amazon sales tax law among those taking effect in 2014

Amazon sales tax law among those taking effect in 2014

on December 31, 2013, 7:02 AM / in Local News, News, State News

By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A law that could boost the state’s revenue is among those taking effect on Jan. 1. Starting Wednesday, Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Tennessee. Another key law will require coaches and school athletic directors to complete a concussion safety education course. And yet another will address workforce development across […]

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Another push to raise school bus age limit in Tennessee

Another push to raise school bus age limit in Tennessee

on December 31, 2013, 6:59 AM / in Local News, News, State News

By Thomas McMahon SchoolBusFleet.com Four years ago, a bill that was passed in Tennessee raised the maximum age for school buses from 15 to 17 years. Now, officials in some counties are advocating another increase in the state’s limit on school bus service life, WBIR reported recently. Under the current law, the normal retirement age for Type D (or transit […]

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Marc Lamont Hill: Romney Grandson Photo Was Exploitative To Begin With

on December 31, 2013, 6:54 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Caleb Howe From the Right Scoop On CNN today a segment aired regarding the remarks made by the panelists on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. Host Don Lemon played the clip and went to his two panelists, Ana Navarro and Marc Lamont Hill for their remarks. Marc Lamont Hill: “Some would say maybe that it’s an exploitative picture that they’re exploiting […]

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Where Do Libertarians Sit in the GOP

Where Do Libertarians Sit in the GOP

on December 31, 2013, 6:43 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Kevin Glass | Town Hall The Brookings Institution’s Public Religion Research Institute conducts what they call the “American Values Survey,” and this year have focused particularly on how libertarians fit into the American political fabric. Libertarians are traditionally thought of as being “on the right” and presumed to be most accurately represented, of the two major parties, by the Republican […]

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Hit Piece Journalism

Hit Piece Journalism

on December 31, 2013, 6:39 AM / in Opinion

By Thomas Sowell Front-page editorials, disguised as news stories, have become such familiar features of the New York Times that it should have been no surprise to discover in the December 28th issue a front-page story about a professor of finance at the University of Houston who has been a paid consultant to financial enterprises. Since professors of all sorts […]

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SCOTUS to consider software patents

SCOTUS to consider software patents

on December 31, 2013, 6:34 AM / in National News, News

More clarity, or even deeper confusion? The Supreme Court has agreed to revisit software patents in the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS International. “A system of property rights is flawed if no one can know what’s protected. That’s what happens when the government grants 20-year patents for vague software ideas in exchange for making the innovation public.” [Gordon Crovitz, […]

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Live deliberately

Live deliberately

on December 31, 2013, 6:28 AM / in Opinion

by Claire Original Post So your boss is nagging you for that overdue report and you know when you get home you have that worsening plumbing leak to repair. The kids are at that awkward stage (and have they ever not been?) and the spousal unit (or non-spousal equivalent thereof) gives you the dagger-eye for not being attentive enough. The […]

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December 31st

December 31st

on December 31, 2013, 6:12 AM / in History

December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. It is widely known as New Year’s Eve since the following day is New Year’s Day. It is the last day of the year. The following day is January 1 of the following year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Pope Sylvester I (Catholic Church) […]

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Humor for the New Year….

Humor for the New Year….

on December 31, 2013, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Jackson police investigate early morning shooting

Jackson police investigate early morning shooting

on December 30, 2013, 10:43 AM / in Local News, News

Still feeling safe….. The Jackson Sun reports…. Jackson police are investigating an early morning shooting. Shortly before 1 a.m., officers were called about a shooting at a duplex on the 40 block of Carolane Drive, according to a Nixle post from the Jackson Police Department. A 26-year-old man was shot in the shoulder, police said. The man was taken to […]

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West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation surpasses ‘Million Dollar Monday’ fundraising goal

West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation surpasses ‘Million Dollar Monday’ fundraising goal

on December 30, 2013, 10:37 AM / in Local News, News

Editor’s Question: Why would anyone contribute money to a semi governmental agency to redistribute as they deem fit has always been a mystery to me… but apparently people (not always wisely) do. While I am sure that somewhere deep down there is always some good coming out of all of this, just remember that the staff has increased in size during […]

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