Saturday, July 30, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Job Approval Rating Ties Record Low

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The U.S. Supreme Court's 42% job approval rating is down slightly from September and matches the low point in Gallup's 16-year trend, recorded in June 2005. The Supreme Court's approval ratings have not been above 50% since September 2010.

via www.gallup.com

Seems about right.

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Muslims Refuse To Bury Priest Killer Kermiche

Community leaders in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray said they did not want to "taint" Islam by having any association with Adel Kermiche, the 19-year-old jihadist who killed Fr Jacques Hamel in his hometown in northern France.

via news.sky.com

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Own John Kerry’s Yacht, ‘Isabel,’ for $3.9 Million – RealClearLife

Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry are selling their 76-foot sailing yacht Isabel for $3.9 million. Designed and built by Friendship Yachts, Isabel is the largest yacht model of its kind that can be piloted by its owners and guests without a separate crew. Interior features include two equal owner/VIP staterooms and a third stateroom for guests, accommodating six in total. Interested in buying it? Click here. The 2004 presidential candidate and his wife are also reportedly selling their five-bedroom, 5,600-square-foot Nantucket estate for $25 million, according to the Boston Herald. (No further details on the property were available at press time.)

via www.realclearlife.com

It's a good looking hull; other than that it's pretty ugly.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

The World Is at War and the Peace Has Been Lost - The American Interest

From the quiet country churches of Normandy through the civil wars of Africa, the killing fields of Syria, Putin’s war against the modern European order and China’s lawless surge into the waters beyond its shores, the dark storm clouds gather.

via www.the-american-interest.com

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4th U.S. Circuit judges overturn North Carolina’s voter ID law | The Charlotte Observer

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned North Carolina’s 2013 elections law that included a provision requiring voters to show ID at the polls.

The three-judge panel found that the law was adopted with “discriminatory intent.” The case was sent back to U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder, who in April issued a 485-page ruling dismissing all claims in the challenge to the state’s sweeping 2013 elections law overhaul.

via www.charlotteobserver.com

Ugh.

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The VA's Luxury Art Obsession - Forbes

Yet, in the midst of these horrific failings the VA managed to spend $20 million on high-end art over the last ten years – with $16 million spent during the Obama years.

via www.forbes.com

Ai chihuahua puppies.

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Terrorism Scares Away the Tourists Europe Was Counting On - The New York Times

“We are experiencing a structural change, a phenomenon of war on our doorstep that didn’t exist before,” said Georges Panayotis, the president of the MKG Group, a tourism consulting company based in Paris. “If it’s not resolved, the problem will continue.”

via www.nytimes.com

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I still suspect the squids are involved

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'Unique, strange, and terrible' -- ISIS may have recently created a new type of bomb | Business Insider

“We’ve never seen it before, and it’s very worrying,” a Western security source in Baghdad told the BBC.

via www.businessinsider.com.au

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Assisted Suicide: When Life is Expensive but 'Death is Free'

Advocates of assisted suicide have blown off claims that these laws could lead to this sort of pressure to die. But in the face of high end-of-life costs, Guy Page of the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare said, “It doesn’t take a health care economist to see the shortest distance in finding ways to reduce health care costs is physician-assisted suicide.” This means that in some circumstances, the main factor in “choosing” to die could very well be more related to money than patient condition.

via dailysignal.com

This is a problem.

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