Oh The Irony: Discrimination Investigation Accused Of Discrimination

Posted on April 3, 2014

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The federal agency tasked with investigating allegations of discrimination in consumer financial transactions was accused of discriminatory treatment of its own employees in a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday. Angela Martin, a senior enforcement attorney with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), alleged that a ring of managers within the CFPB favors men […]

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Another Fatal Shooting At Fort Hood

Written by BradleyFishJr on April 3, 2014

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Less than five years after an Army psychiatrist went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, the military base has been shaken by another shooting. Nidal Hasan, convicted in the Nov. 5, 2009, tragedy that left 13 dead and 31 wounded, was sentenced to death by a military jury in August 2013. Prosecutors had sought […]

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Data Confirm: Earthquakes Not Good for Boosting Output

Posted on April 3, 2014

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Tyler Cowen links to a paper by Johannes Wieland. The following excerpt from the paper should give you some insight into the state of formal economics: Standard sticky-price models predict that temporary, negative supply shocks are expansionary at the zero lower bound (ZLB) because they raise inflation expectations and lower expected real interest rates, which […]

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Home Prices Reach Peaks in 4 States

Posted on April 1, 2014

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Despite harsh weather, home prices in the U.S. held up in February, with four states setting record highs, according to CoreLogic data released Tuesday. Home prices in Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota and Texas hit peaks, and another 18 states were within 10% of their peak prices (see the above chart from CoreLogic). Factors driving home […]

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Sniper’s Accuracy And Creative Thinking Prevent Terrorist Attack

Posted on April 1, 2014

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Talk about biting the bullet! Or, getting the biggest bang for your buck. During a December 2013 operation in Afghanistan, a British sniper killed six Taliban fighters with a single bullet. British and Afghan forces were attacked by 15-20 Taliban fighters during a mission in southern Afghanistan. One of the men was wearing an explosive […]

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How to Give Away a Billion Dollars

Written by Gary North on April 1, 2014

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Yesterday, I wrote an article about the difficulties associated with giving away $1 billion in a 12-month period. I said that I would deal today with how I would do it. Here’s how I would do it. In giving away money, I want to get the most bang for my buck. That phrase comes out […]

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Student Fed Up With Common Core Gives Smart Answer To Math Problem

Posted on April 1, 2014

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The litany of frighteningly stupid Common Core math worksheets never ends. Perhaps now, though, kids are starting to fight back in satisfyingly creative ways. An alert reader sent The Daily Caller this image of her seven-year-old son’s perfectly reasonable homework answer. The boy attends a public elementary school in San Jose, Calif. He is in […]

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Video: Kathleen Sebelius Speechless After Being Told Obamacare Isn’t Popular in OK

Posted on April 1, 2014

VIdeo: Kathleen Sebelius Speechless After Being Told Obamacare Isn’t Popular in OK

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius responded with deafening silence when a KWTV-TV reporter explained to her how unpopular Obamacare is in Oklahoma. “At last check, 64 percent of Oklahomans aren’t buying into the health care plan, they don’t like Obamacare, and they’ve been pretty vocal about it,” the reporter said. “Now that’s going […]

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