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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rangers With M14s in America's Most Dangerous National Park. Big surprise it is on the Arizona border.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

You know who is behind the 5 Hour Energy drinks? Turns out he is an Indian-American who spent twelve years living as an ascetic monk in India. He got the idea from attending a supplement trade show and now he's worth well over a billion. Not too shabby.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The media is misrepresenting the Citizens United decision? I wonder why? Especially when you consider that most of them are corporations... An excerpt:

There are two media myths and inventions that are most commonly cited.

Myth 1: The Court invalidated disclosure requirements in political advertising, thereby allowing donors to remain anonymous.

Wrong. The Court ruled just the opposite and upheld, by an 8-1 vote, the McCain-Feingold requirement of identifying donors.

Myth 2: That the Court’s ruling in Citizens United opened the door to wealthy individuals like Sheldon Adelson to pour millions of dollars into PACs.

Wrong again. The Citizens United ruling had NOTHING to do with the ability of individuals to spend their money to support candidates. That had been decided back in 1976, when the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment protected the right of individuals to make unlimited independent expenditures supporting or opposing candidates for federal office. In Citizens United, the Court ruled that corporations and unions were entitled to the same rights.
But do read the whole thing.