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Call that contrition? 'I didn't feel
bad, I didn't think it was wrong
and I didn't feel like I was cheating':*

Daily Mail (UK), by Meghan Keneally

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/17/2013 9:42:02 PM

Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his years of doping in his first lengthy public interview since the governing committees accused him of running the ´sophisticated´ doping ring to secure his world record titles. ‘I view this situation as one big lie that I repeated a lot of times,’ he said in an televised interview with Oprah Winfrey. He admitted that he doped in some form for each of his seven Tour de France victories, though he maintained that the last time that he ´crossed that line´ was in 2005. He described the elaborate doping ring

*Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah


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Reply 1 - Posted by: j9zig2009, 1/17/2013 9:47:50 PM     (No. 9123305)

I hope he gets sued to kingdom come and ends up broke. My guess tho is he will keep the megabucks that he deceived and threatened others to get.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: On fire, 1/17/2013 9:49:33 PM     (No. 9123307)

Mean man who destroyed others´ lives, reputations & careers. Your 15 minutes were over years ago, Lance.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: j9zig2009, 1/17/2013 10:10:45 PM     (No. 9123339)

Ya think maybe his filling his veins with testosterone, HGH and godonlyknowswhatelse caused his cancer to begin with?? Only makes sense.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/17/2013 10:13:31 PM     (No. 9123344)

How much did the big O pay him for this interview ? In cash ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/17/2013 10:17:09 PM     (No. 9123349)

Armstrong´s "Doctor" and doping coach Michele Ferrari thought it was possible that his early doping caused the cancer.

Read up on Greg Strock and Erich Kaiter, two teammates of Armstrong when they were Juniors.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/17/2013 10:26:14 PM     (No. 9123365)

I could care less about his drug use but I am completely outraged that he purposefully destroyed other people to advance his lies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/17/2013 10:34:17 PM     (No. 9123376)

On the outside looking in, this admission seems to me to be financial suicide.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CEP, 1/17/2013 10:51:17 PM     (No. 9123395)

Oh that makes it okay to lie, everyone else was doing it. What a standup guy. Our society has fallen to the lowest being lauded and those with integrity ignored. We do have a sick society and sadly country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 1/17/2013 10:51:43 PM     (No. 9123398)

The "Rosie Ruiz " of cycling

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 1/17/2013 10:57:05 PM     (No. 9123411)

Oprah? Really? That´s worse than the doping.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MaMe2, 1/17/2013 11:15:12 PM     (No. 9123427)

He appears to be very bitter. He rides a bicycle for a living and the ride is over.
I guess his next career move is poltics.Lying is always forgiven , as long as he´s not a conservative.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 1/18/2013 1:40:43 AM     (No. 9123500)

...just go away Lance, confessing to Mother Oprah is not going to help. She can not absolve you of your sins...

...if his drug use caused the cancer, how ironic. I guess you call it payback...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/18/2013 1:43:05 AM     (No. 9123501)

Once a great role model for young people for his cycling but also for his fight against cancer.

Now here he is trying to set himself up to profit from his ´confession´. Sir, I hope you end up broke and have to count on Obamacare for your medical needs.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/18/2013 3:24:43 AM     (No. 9123521)

If only this would lead to a ban on bike helmets and spandex shorts,I´d be happy.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/18/2013 7:02:14 AM     (No. 9123635)

Please, get the hook.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/18/2013 7:02:53 AM     (No. 9123636)

I´m with #14...Spidey, you are absolutely right!!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 1/18/2013 7:40:13 AM     (No. 9123698)

Ditto #14.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jloophole, 1/18/2013 7:45:03 AM     (No. 9123706)

Maybe he can make some money selling LIVESWRONG bracelets. Yellow could still be the color.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/18/2013 7:46:54 AM     (No. 9123710)

Mr. Armstrong is a poster boy for what ails this country and that is situational ethics. Honor and integrity have lost their meaning for so many people who attempt to justify anything they do as a means to an end. This is what happens when right and wrong have no meaning. You have no moral compass. I applaud him for finally telling the truth but I hope he isn´t hailed as a hero for it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Judith, 1/18/2013 7:56:07 AM     (No. 9123723)

There you go. There´s the difference between a normal person,i.e., one who knows the difference between evil and good, and a sociopath who knows the difference between getting caught and not getting caught.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hermoine, 1/18/2013 8:02:43 AM     (No. 9123735)

While I´m NOT A FAN of Cheryl Crow, I remember thinking he was a jerk back when they were dating and he basically dumped her in the middle of her fight with breast cancer. He´s a complete meglomaniac...after he hit it big, he dumped his wife and daughters and began sleeping with anyone in Hollywood that would have him...if memory serves, he even dated one of those creepy looking Olsen twins.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: BorninOKC, 1/18/2013 8:09:44 AM     (No. 9123751)

There are a few who say "everyone was doing it" as though that made doping okay. I wonder what they thought of the GDR Olympic winners whose doping was assumed, even if never confessed.

Surely the more general public reaction is similar to the response here, and not what Armstrong hoped for. Maybe he will just shut up and go away.

And I can´t see how Oprah enhanced her brand by being part of this.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LZK, 1/18/2013 8:12:52 AM     (No. 9123759)

I think the "story" here is the pathetic low that oprah has gone to to promote her failing television station...

Perhaps al/jerra (sp?) will want to buy it oprah....make a call to shraka/gore.

What´s the matter -- honey -- your black roots showing???


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Reply 24 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/18/2013 8:33:11 AM     (No. 9123822)

Now I can´t even enjoy his one cameo scene in Dodgeball...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/18/2013 8:34:05 AM     (No. 9123824)

Worst thing Armstrong has done?
Putting Oprah back in the spotlight.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/18/2013 8:37:31 AM     (No. 9123834)

Yikes. He must be a Democrat.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/18/2013 8:38:31 AM     (No. 9123840)

I am gut full of both Oprah and Lance. I don´t care. Go away.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/18/2013 8:41:30 AM     (No. 9123847)

Lance sounds like a world-class arsehat. Maybe he should consider running for office on the D-ticket.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: olcap, 1/18/2013 8:48:43 AM     (No. 9123866)

Putting Oprah back in the spotlight is the WORST Armstrong has done? My, someone needs an ethics lesson, I think.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/18/2013 8:57:47 AM     (No. 9123898)

Actually I think the motivation was "I had cancer, I needed a boost, an edge to make up for it, so I was justified in doping up."

Lance, give it a rest, stop digging the hole you are in...just go away...and please move OUT of Texas to another state where losers live, like Californication or New Jerk!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 1/18/2013 9:06:47 AM     (No. 9123931)

Lance was doping LONG before he had cancer.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/18/2013 9:49:18 AM     (No. 9124059)

He´s still lying.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/18/2013 9:52:32 AM     (No. 9124066)

Yep, everyone was doing it. And so is everyone in professional sports. As Rush says, the people demand from these athletes things they can´t do without drugs.

Armstrong has been stripped of his victories. I demand to know that #2, who will now be #1, wasn´t drugging as well. And then when it´s shown he was, I demand to know that #3 wasn´t and so on and so on and so on.

It´s time to get real about performance enhancing drug use and realize that sports fans are pushers whether they realize it or not.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/18/2013 9:58:23 AM     (No. 9124092)

Remember when the "everybody does it" defense became acceptable to the media/left? 1998 - everybody lies about sex. Thanks once again, Bubba.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/18/2013 10:14:55 AM     (No. 9124122)

Oprah has invested him with clintonism--he ain´t never going away. When he´s 95, he´ll still be yammering on about how right he was.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: sixtiesdude, 1/18/2013 10:36:51 AM     (No. 9124167)

OK. Yeah. Thanks, Lance. Now go away. Far, far away. And take your stinkin´ Spandex shorts with you.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/18/2013 10:37:38 AM     (No. 9124170)

One Quick Note -

The USADA - US Anti-Doping Administration is not a US agency of the lawful government of the United States.

It is an NGO - a non-governmental agency.

For those of you in Rio Linda, an NGO is a child of the UNITED NATIONS.

As States in America are the Grantors of the right to create a corporation, it´s the United Nations which grants the right to create an NGO.

Now, if you believe a United Nation´s chartered NGO is unbiased, plays fair and is not anti-American to its very roots, step up, I have land to sell you ....

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Reply 38 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/18/2013 11:01:30 AM     (No. 9124236)

Well I for one am glad to see that my gut feeling that Armstrong was an arrogant creep from the get-go has been validated.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/18/2013 11:21:06 AM     (No. 9124295)

Those other people who Armstrong destroyed could have said NO a long time ago. As despicable as Armstrong is he should realize that no matter what he says or does FOREVER, no apology will ever be accepted.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/18/2013 11:44:45 AM     (No. 9124400)

#40 - Don´t you understand that the people who said "No" were the ones destroyed?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 1/18/2013 11:59:37 AM     (No. 9124442)

Lance is preparing himself to run for political office. In particular as a dem. For he is a poster boy for lying, cheating. This will greatly enhance his resume´ to run for, say, Senator, Representative and maybe even Mayor of NYC. Or maybe...President of the USA.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/18/2013 12:16:49 PM     (No. 9124505)

Thanks for your concern, #29.


Oprah´s history of damage outstrips Armstrong´s, IMO.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 1/18/2013 1:14:02 PM     (No. 9124669)

Maybe Armstrong and Bill Clinton can get together for "A Liar and Liar Bolder & Fresher Tour" to rival O´Reilly´s & Miller´s road shows?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Polecat49, 1/18/2013 2:43:32 PM     (No. 9124863)

#44, why not add several hundred politicians and bureaucRATS in washington, d. c., to the lance and slick willy gang?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: biggun, 1/18/2013 2:53:05 PM     (No. 9124884)

Lest we forget, Lance Armstrong once displayed the finest act of sportsmanship I have ever witnessed when he stopped in the 2001 Tour for Jan Ullrich who had crashed in to a ditch, and waited until Ullrich got back on the course before resuming racing. Ullrich and all the other top competitors were doping, just as was Armstrong. Unless you have competed at the very top of an elite international sport, you have no damn idea what you´re talking about regarding doping. ALL top rated elite cyclists dope, which means that Lance was competing on an EQUAL footing with his competitors in each of his 7 Tours de France. He still kicked their asses 7 times in a row. Lance Armstrong is a once-in-a-lifetime superior athlete who is the greatest cyclist of all time - period. All you naysayers can go pound sand.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/18/2013 3:11:19 PM     (No. 9124921)

#24 - Funny and agreed, but still not as bad as surfing across one of the ´Naked Gun´ collection and then orenthal appearing on the screen.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/18/2013 3:46:24 PM     (No. 9124989)

#46 - Armstrong´s gesture was not his own, it is common in cycling. Look at the furor over Contador not stopping for Andy Schleck in 2010. This type of sportsmanship happens not only in European races, but at local US races, too.

It is not about the doping; and you´re wrong about everybody doing it. It is about the destruction of people who dared question the myth, the destruction of a sport for his own gain, and the cynical use of a disease, and those afflicted with the disease, to enrich himself.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 1/18/2013 3:47:50 PM     (No. 9124991)

#46: Who cares if he was a great athlete if as a human being he is all things despicble: liar, cheat, hypocrite, bully, narcissist, selfish, arrogant, delusional ...?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: biggun, 1/18/2013 3:59:46 PM     (No. 9125011)

The "everyone does it defense doesn´t wash" mantra is for those who ignore the realities of certain elite level sports. I don´t condone the use of performance enhancers, but I am realistic enough to understand that so long as they exist, the top athletes will use them. As such, they are truly competing on equal footing, and only the very exceptional athletes will rise consistently to the top. It may not appeal to one´s sense of sportsmanship, but it is the way it is and all the top guys know it. All the athletes who use performance enhancers to the max but still complain are hypocrites and losers. The only sure way to stop the use of performance enhancers in sports is to eliminate the sports in which they are commonly used.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/18/2013 4:31:12 PM     (No. 9125063)

#51 - PEDs affect riders differently. It does not make them all equal and it most certainly does not create an equal playing field.

Additionally, all riders cannot afford the same doping programs. Armstrong personally spent over $1 Million with Ferrari. Armstrong had access to private jets to get past Customs, more money, and the governing body, UCI, in his back pocket.

It is a tired canard and flat-out wrong that it makes a level playing field.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/18/2013 4:45:51 PM     (No. 9125092)

The whole thing is a huge, evil, sick joke on the competitive sporting world. Lance Armstrong was a fantastic hero. The French were extra-sensitive nationalistic cry babies. How in thw world could this level of "doping" have gone on, under the intense scrutiny of every French detective , spy and racing official for all those years and never get noticed- it took an insider snitch to expose it? Then it turns out every one was doing it and hundreds of people were involved in it? My smell-o-meter is off the charts on the whole thing.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: texas_gop, 1/18/2013 4:46:55 PM     (No. 9125096)

I am guessing that at least 50% of the riders cheat(ed) anyway. But, then again, I don´t really care. What athletes do and people who live and breathe what they do are the least of my concerns.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: cake crumb, 1/18/2013 9:26:03 PM     (No. 9125547)

Hmmmm....is he trying for a juicy cabinet position?

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 1/18/2013 10:03:07 PM     (No. 9125584)

When I saw the so-called ´dope´ he was taking, the blood transfusions and EPO shots, I was surprised. That is the same thing my 77 year old husband was taking for his bone marrow failure cancer. Didn´t Armstrong have cancer? Perhaps there is more to this than we know. My husband wouldn´t have thought his treatment would have been considered "doping".
Lots of us here know little about this whole bussiness, but, bash away in ignorance,like always!

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/18/2013 10:14:10 PM     (No. 9125592)

#56 you are comparing Armstrong´s story to your Husband´s and accusing posters of ´bashing´. Obama tactics. Armstrong did his ceremonial appearance on the Oprah couch and admitted to being a doper, a liar and a cheat. If he had health issues driving his doping he has had every chance to say so. There is a right and wrong and sometimes, if rarely, wrong loses.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/18/2013 11:52:28 PM     (No. 9125694)

One liar speaking to another liar.

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Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

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