The number of times industry leaders or manufacturers have cited how public alterations would “ruin” an industry or infringe on copyright are numerous, especially in the entertainment industry. From idiotic film companies pulling down satirical or homage fanfilms, to music companies pulling unauthorized versions of anything including the shortest snippet or hint of a copyrighted song (even #RandyPants can’t go unaffected), these large companies are overprotective to a fault.
VIDEO: Rand Paul woos NH in first day as official candidate...
By DAN TUOHY
New Hampshire Union Leader
MILFORD — Presidential hopeful Rand Paul spent his first day as a candidate wooing New Hampshire conservatives and independents, and embracing the state motto, “Live Free Or Die,” as a guiding principle.
REUTERS: Rand Takes Lead In Iowa As Press Smears
April 9, 2015
3 Hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton has slipped against leading 2016 Republican candidates in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, according to a poll released on Thursday that cited damage from the furor over the former secretary of state's emails.
The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll also showed Clinton in a close race with U.S. Senator Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican who declared his candidacy on Tuesday.
Most people try to resist temptation but give in eventually, making excuses about "being human." Their fault brings a weight of guilt and shame, so they confess their lapse and promise they will improve. The good news is that we can learn to endure temptation and resist its appeal.
Powerful video: http://intouch.org/watch/lifes-challenges/responding-to-temp...
(VIA Drudge) WaPo: Rand Slams Media; Press Turns Tough After Obama Slumber
By Katie Zezima and Vanessa Williams April 8 at 8:10 PM
MILFORD, N.H. — Less than 24 hours after Rand Paul announced his White House bid before hundreds of jubilant, flag-waving supporters, his fledgling presidential campaign seemed to be defined more by his defiant performance when the cheering stopped.
Rand Paul Turns the Typical Question on Abortion Exceptions Around in the Most Amazing Way
The media always pound pro-life Republican candidates like presidential hopeful Rand Paul with questions about exceptions in an attempt to make pro-life candidates appear as if they are unsympathetic about women victimized by rape because they don’ think killing the baby is the appropriate response. Reporters almost never ask pro-abortion Democrats hard-hitting questions about why they support late-term abortions, for example.
Ultra-fast charging aluminum battery offers safe alternative to conventional batteries
Apr 06, 2015
Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive.
On Monday the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill that makes it illegal to carry a fake gun within 150 feet of a school. The ban on fake weapons was included in a larger bill that would invalidate local laws that prohibit people who hold gun permits from taking guns near schools. The Tennessee bill aligns the state law with the federal “Guns Free School Zones Act,” which was originally passed in 1990. The law makes an exception to carry a gun near a school if:
Live in Puerto Rico? Don't speak English? Congratulations, you qualify for Social Security disability benefits.Submitted by LapHog on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 13:52
Just when you think that the federal government could not be more moronic in the spending of money, you read a story like this. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been approving disability benefits for hundreds of Puerto Ricans because they do not speak English. However, these “disabled” individuals are living in a predominantly Spanish-speaking territory. Having worked for the Puerto Rico House of Representatives years ago, the story seemed to me a belated April Fool’s joke but it appears to be true.
Kansas bill set to ban welfare recipients from using the funds for certain expenses (e.g. going to the movies)Submitted by LapHog on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 13:04
If House Bill 2258 is signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback (R) this week, Kansas families receiving government assistance will no longer be able to use those funds to visit swimming pools, see movies, go gambling or get tattoos on the state’s dime.
Those are just a few of the restrictions contained within the measure that promises to tighten regulations on how poor families spend their government aid.
House Bill Bans Fake Guns — Not Real Guns — Near Schools
Ban included in larger bill that would nix any local laws prohibiting people with gun permits from taking guns to parks
by TENNESSEAN | APRIL 8, 2015
The Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill Monday night that makes it illegal to take a squirt gun — but not a real gun — within 150 feet of a school.
The new ban was included in a larger bill that would nix any local laws prohibiting people with gun permits from taking guns to parks.
by Mark Halperin | Business Week
Ted Cruz’s presidential effort is getting into the shock-and-awe fundraising business.
An associate of the Texas senator, a recently announced presidential candidate, tells Bloomberg that a cluster of affiliated super-political action committees was formed only this week, and among them they are expected to have $31 million in the bank by Friday.
From the creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, to selling US Treasuries, to creating a SWIFT alternative, to boosting its gold reserves and other anti dollar initiatives, China is making a play to have its currency rival the dollar on the world's economic stage.
Despite these initiatives and others, the dollar continues to rise.
For how long?