What’s Congressman Mark Pocan selling?

Congressman Mark Pocan from Madison, Wisconsin, a Democrat, has no real competition in the November 4 election. Madison dominates this district and is solidly in the Democrat camp. In the last election Pocan got 68 percent of the vote. Yet, Congressman Pocan sure is collecting a ton of money ($942,977 so far in 2013-14, not counting contributions under $200) and only $146,000 of that comes from Wisconsin voters. What’s Pocan selling to his out-of-state cronies and special interest contributors? What promises has he made? His competition, Peter Theron, a Republican, so far has raised a paltry $21,910. Check out Pocan’s campaign spending.

Pocan Contributions

Hillary’s 2016 Presidential Race


Gotta love this one!

Originally posted on GrrrGraphics:


“HER INEVITABLENESS: The Upcoming Election of HIllary Clinton”

It’s Hillary’s turn. The elites, DC chattering class, and bought-out mainstream media all say so. You will see specials on TV about ‘strong women’ and you will be groomed to think it’s “Hillary’s turn.” If you disagree, you’ll be smeared as sexist.

I’m all for a female presidential candidate as long as she supports the Constitution. Instead, we’ll get Hillary. She’s pick up where Obama has left off. There will be more war, more taxes, increasing totalitarianism and crony capitalism. The top 1/10th of the one percent will continue to get fabulously richer while the middle class will get poorer.

In short, the same shabby system will continue to be pushed down the road. The Federal Reserve will print money for their friends and the bought-out Congress will continue to rubber stamp whatever tyranny the president has in mind.

Hillary doesn’t deserve to…

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See the RFP for 34 million new green cards and work permits

One hears this kind of crazy stuff on the radio talk shows and reads it in the blogs and initially thinks “This can’t be true!” At least, that was my reaction. But, the government request for purchase is online, found by a reporter at Breitbart.com. Find more detail at the Daily Mail. The Obama administration has asked companies to bid on an order for 34 million new green cards and work permits. Check out the request for purchase here. See it with your own eyes and weep if you’re a low wage worker. Your competition is about to get a lot more intense thanks to Mr Obama.

Of course, there are supposed to be laws that regulate immigration and protect low wage workers from being over run by floods of illegal immigrants. Right? That’s what you thought, anyway. Apparently only the little people are subject to the law. Obama and his elitist cronies do whatever they please. “How’s that Hopie-Changie-Thing workin’ out for ya, folks?”


Most published medical research is FALSE — 85% of research funding WASTED, says Stanford study


85% wasted? Unbelievable yet it’s from top notch researchers at Stanford. Check out the paper.

Originally posted on JunkScience.com:

JunkScience.com has been right for 17.5 years!

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Ranking the Worst Colleges and Universities in the U.S.


What a list!

Originally posted on The Academe Blog:

This month’s issue of Washington Monthly includes a thoughtful article by Ben Miller in which he attempts to compile such rankings and, in fact, provides several alternative lists of the twenty worst colleges and universities in the U.S.

Worst Colleges 1

Worst Colleges 2

For analyses of the rankings, see the full article, which is available at: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/septemberoctober_2014/features/americas_worst_colleges051752.php?page=all.

Most of the institutions on these lists are quite small. I am curious how far down on these lists one would have to go to find the major online for-profit institutions.

In fact, it seems to me that there should be at least one other list, accounting for an institution’s size. One very large online for-profit institution can, after all, negatively impact as many students as—or even more students than—all of the small institutions on these lists, even if its percentages are not quite as bad. How, for instance, has Corinthian Colleges managed to escape these lists?

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FBI Director: If Apple and Google Won’t Decrypt Phones, We’ll Force Them To


The law be damned. The police say they will do what they want.

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:

Jason Koebler reports for VICE Motherboard:

‘Everyone is stoked that the latest versions of iOS and Android will (finally) encrypt all the information on your smartphone by default. Except, of course, the FBI: Today, its director spent an hour attacking the companies and the very idea of encryption, even suggesting that Congress should pass a law banning the practice of default encryption.

It’s of course no secret that James Comey and the FBI hate the prospect of “going dark,” the idea that law enforcement simply doesn’t have the technical capability to track criminals (and the average person) because of all those goddamn apps, encryption, wifi network switching, and different carriers.

It’s a problem that the FBI has been dealing with for too long (in Comey’s eyes, at least). Today, Comey went ballistic on Apple and Google’s recent decision to make everything just a little more private.’


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Officials in Africa say strict border controls saved their nations from Ebola

So far President Obama has insisted that strict border controls will hasten the spread of Ebola. It doesn’t make much sense but so far that is his claim. An interesting article in the Associated Press today reports that government officials in many parts of Africa say that imposing strict border controls prevented the spread of Ebola to their nations.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries – and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease.

The developments constitute a modest success in an otherwise bleak situation.

Officials credit tighter border controls, good patient-tracking and other medical practices, and just plain luck with keeping Ebola confined mostly to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea since the outbreak was first identified nearly seven months ago.

Senegal did so well in finding and isolating a man with Ebola who had slipped across the border from Guinea in August that the World Health Organization on Friday will declare the end of the disease in Senegal if no new cases surface.

Nigeria is another success story. It had 20 cases and eight deaths after the virus was brought by a Liberian-American who flew from Liberia to Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital of 21 million people, in July. Nearly 900 people were potentially exposed to the virus by the traveler, who died, and the disease could have wreaked havoc in Africa’s most populous nation.

Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, all of which share borders with at least one of the three most affected countries, have closed those borders.

The disease continues to ravage Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, overwhelming their health systems.

So far the mainstream media friends of administration hasn’t shown photos of what Ebola victims look like. There are a few here that are being used to encourage people to cooperate with medical officials control the disease. I wonder if Obama knows what it looks like to die of Ebola?


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