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Search Continues For Hundreds Still Missing In Wake of Ferry Boat Sinking

There were 46 lifeboats attached to the South Korean ferry that sank in frigid waters -- but only one lifeboat was deployed, CNN affiliate YTN reported Thursday. CNN has not been able to independently confirm the report. But if true, it will fuel the anger of families still waiting to hear the fate of 287 passengers still missing at sea.

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Bob Long

Cruising Malibu Style

The Chevy Malibu name is an American Icon. My Beautiful 3 year old daughter picked up the name immediately when the vehicle arrived for a week long test drive. She asked “are we going to take the Malibu?” I was impressed and observed she does not really take to the letter and number naming that are so common in 2014. Maybe product planners could learn something from my three year old, give us some cool car names.

E' un bel mattino

1974 Chevy Blazer. 2 very young nieces and one 117 degree day. I only have 2 words to describe how much I dislike Chevys. Vapor lock. 40 years later and I still remember that day.
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Charles Faddis

Race to the Top

I spend a lot of time teaching, and one of the most important things I tell my students, whether they are intelligence personnel getting ready to go down range or college kids learning geopolitics, is this. Always, always, always ask why.

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Richard Ebeling

The Free Market vs. the Interventionist State

In whatever direction we turn, we find the heavy hand of government intruding into virtually every aspect of American society. Indeed, it has reached the point that it would be a lot easier to list those areas of people’s lives into which government does not impose itself – and, alas, it would be a very short list. But it was not always that way.

Dwight Johnson

What are the centripetal forces working to centralize power? I can identify three, in order of least to most iniquitous. The first is government bureaucrats who seek to perpetuate their existence. The second is those who seek wealth thru privileges gained from legislation (businesses; unions). The third force is those ...
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Michael Busler

"Has big government destroyed the Land of Opportunity"

About 238 years ago the leaders of our country gathered to form a new government. The intent was to have this land governed by individuals who were freely elected by the majority of the people. This land would encourage freedom, democracy and fulfillment, by proclaiming that all people had the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This would be the land of opportunity.

Deb Speelman

Opportunity implies there is work involved. When people learn they can be "taken care of", the yearning for opportunity is diminished. But there will always be those with drive. They will create their own opportunities. There is still hope.

Today's Stories

VIDEO: How to Win at 5 Classic Board Games

WARNING: may ruin friendships forever. These aren't cheats, these are strategies on how to win Monopoly, Battleship, Connect 4, Chess and Hungry, Hungry Hippos. I'm sure there will be some debate as to the validity of the strategies - feel free to comment.

Will The California Drought Get So Bad They’ll Have To Drink Recycled Toilet Water?

With a record-setting, once-in-500-years drought (so bad it can clearly be seen from space) still underway, it may be time for California to embrace toilet water. Recycled toilet water, that is: completely clean, safe-to-drink water that just so happens to have already passed through the municipal supply.

Brian Kasban

Well, that's the price of being a liberal sanctuary state.

In Past 5 Years The Number Of Illegals Deported By Courts Has Dropped By 43%

New deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in the nation’s immigration courts have been declining steadily since 2009 and judges have increasingly ruled against deportations, leading to a 43 percent drop in the number of deportations through the courts in the last five years, according to Justice Department statistics released Wednesday.

Biff Larue

Can't be true, Obama is the "deporter in chief" remember?

Yesterday's Stories

Domino's Launches Pizza with a Breaded Chicken Crust

As of today, Domino's is now serving a pizza on a chicken base with the ambiguous name Speciality Chicken. According to the press release below, the pizza-like creation swaps a dough-based crust in favor of"12 bites of lightly breaded, 100 percent whole breast white meat chicken"

E' un bel mattino

Sooooooo it's basically chicken parmesan with flavor twists?

The Stakes Are High In The 2014 Midterms

Their approval rating is horrendous. They rarely get along or get anything done. So here's your chance to do something about it. With the entire House of Representatives and more than a third of the Senate up for election in November, there's a lot at stake in these midterms.

Biff Larue

And at least this time we know about how he has the IRS rig elections. Who knows if anything can be done, but at least we know.

Love Free or Die

AFTER 223 years New Hampshire is about to make adultery legal. A law in 1791 called for convicted adulterers to be paraded on the gallows for an hour and then “publicly whipped not exceeding 39 stripes” before being sent to prison and fined £100 (probably more than a year’s wages in those days).

List of the Top (And Bottom) Ten Jobs In The US

Mathematicians outscored the competition and ranked No. 1 in Careercast.com's 2014 Jobs Rated report. At No. 2, just behind mathematician, is the tenured university professor. The top-ranked environment, high income-earning potential and lower stress than many other fields makes tenured professor a desirable career, according to a news report on the website.

Clay WUENSCHE

I remember bantering with the guys on our local radio station back when my gig was the number one least stressful job in the US. Band Instrument Repair Technician (listed as Instrument Repairer)

Fresh Wave Of Winter Weather Keeps Spring At Bay

It may be spring, but winter weather is making another appearance. A cold front is forecast Tuesday from the Florida Panhandle to New England, and Accuweather senior meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski reports a storm that brought half a foot of snow to Nebraska and Wisconsin on Sunday and Monday will continue to move northeast.

When Prey Gets The Upper Hand

We were entranced recently by a report of a young snake that tried to eat an old centipede. It seems the snake managed to swallow the centipede live, but then the centipede fought back, attempting to escape by eating its way out of the snake…

Chilling Details Emerge In The Investigation of Pennsylvania Knife Attack

An X-Box, a Nintendo Wii and a Sony Playstation, along with dozens of games and gaming paraphernalia, an iPod, an iPad and three computers were taken from the home of the Pennsylvania high school stabbing suspect, according to an affidavit released Monday.

Derrick F

"An X-Box, a Nintendo Wii and a Sony Playstation, along with dozens of games and gaming paraphernalia, an iPod, an iPad and three computers were taken from the home of the Pennsylvania high school stabbing suspect, according to an affidavit released Monday." Why is this chilling? I have all ...

Having A Job Doesn’t Mean You’re Off The Dole: Walmart Emps Cost Taxpayers $6.2B In Public Assistance

Walmart's low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.

Biff Larue

Right and it's just Walmart? I can tell you that there are plenty of military on the dole as well as municipal employees. Again, more hating on Walmart and big business.

In Case You Missed It

Is Low Blood Sugar To Blame For Marital Strife?

Marriage. What’s love got to do with it? Well, a lot, as it turns out—but you may also want to ask, "What’s glucose got to do with it?" A new study of married couples finds that lower levels of blood glucose may make married people both angrier at their spouses and more aggressive toward them.

Tom Bither

No, it's the husband being stupid. Just ask the wife.

12 Treats For Easter

Easter is a time to celebrate many things: resurrection, the coming of Spring, and the love of family and friends. It is also a time to celebrate the fact that ham is delicious and that candy is perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast (CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL RECIPES)

Bill Clinton Caught Cheating Again…On His Diet

Bill Clinton is cheating — on his vegan diet. Clinton’s doctor let the secret out in New York Times that sometimes the former president cheats on his healthy diet.

Tom Bither

It was all miscommunication. Clinton didn't think they asked him if he was a VEGan, he thought they asked him if he's a LEG man. Liking all parts of female bodies, he said yes.

A Three Story Tree Treehouse Built With Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt’s father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of property

m c

I loved the movie Swiss Family Robinson for wonderful treehouse complex. This is spectacular. Anybody want to build a treehouse? Invite me over...

Obama & Putin Have “Frank & Direct” Conversation Over Escalating Tension In Ukraine

President Obama spoke with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest effort by the U.S. to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine -- as pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings in what U.S. officials said appears to be a coordinated effort

James Paradise

The US does not have the money to get into another war. We don't have the man/woman power either. We are no longer the worlds cop and should stay out of it. Not one American life is worth it.

Most People Think Taxes Are Too High

The day before Tax Day, April 15, a new poll shows that more than half of Americans think the amount they pay in federal income taxes is too high. Fifty-two percent said the amount they have to pay is too high, while 42 percent say it's just right.

john nicholson

This corresponds to the percent of Americans who actually pay income taxes and those who do not.
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