Since the government shutdown began, it has become apparent that Federal officials are going out of their way to make sure average Americans are inconvenienced as much as possible. The government, which spent last week closing national monuments in Washington D.C. and throughout the Nation (likely spending more than it would have cost to keep […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Police officer Scott Urkov received a phone call from school officials after someone saw him drop his daughter off at school while wearing his uniform. The school asked him to stop showing up looking like a cop.
If someone takes $35,000 from your bank account without your permission and for no reason, it’s called stealing. If the Federal government does it, it’s called civil forfeiture. Civil forfeiture allows the government to take cash, cars, homes and other property from people without ever convicting or even charging them with a crime.
Certain jobs demand a high level of emotional intelligence and the ability to understand what others are feeling. For instance, if you are involved in sales, comprehending how others react to your pitch can spell the difference between success and failure. And a study shows that reading the right kind of book can sharpen your ability to read what other people are thinking.
What a facile strategy to shore up the benefits of Obamacare: Paint its political opponents as racist, while bolstering the emotional weight of your argument by suggestively alluding to past racial conflicts that have nothing in common with the present situation, save their GPS coordinates.
If you’re still alive and carrying on as you were before, congratulations on living through an entire workweek of government shutdown. Both sides in the shutdown fight dug in today, with the only real sign of capitulation being Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) non-apology for talking nasty about Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “I’ll work […]
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According to reports, the government shutdown is slated to begin affecting the “industrial” side of the military-industrial complex as early as Monday, with a number of big-name defense contractors announcing that they will begin the process of furloughing thousands of workers at the beginning of the week. Via The Hill: Lockheed Martin said Friday that […]
As the government shutdown and fierce rhetorical battles continue in Washington, the American public is growing increasingly tired of Congress’s antics. A Rasmussen poll released Friday reveals that just nine present of likely voters feel that Congress is doing its job. Meanwhile, 70 percent say that their elected representatives in Washington is doing a poor […]