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Fact Checker: The most popular fact checks of June

Obamacare is clearly fading as an issue. For the first time since we started these monthly round-ups, not a single column on the Affordable Care Act cracked the top five list. The column on John McCain’s flip-flop was by far the most widely read column of the month, suggesting there continues to be strong interest...

washingtonpost.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

George Ferguson's Obituary Remembers 'Small-Time Con-Man With Grandiose Schemes'

George Ferguson's Obituary Remembers 'Small-Time Con-Man With Grandiose Schemes'

It's not what you expect from an obituary -- and that's why the sendoff given to George Ferguson in the Victoria Times Colonist of Canada is so memorable. Instead of recalling the deceased's great deeds or his role as a family man, this obit does just the opposite:"What to say about George? Certainly, no one could...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

Xbox One's Kinect sensor coming to Windows on July 15th

Xbox One's Kinect sensor coming to Windows on July 15th

Microsoft's plan to bundle Kinect with the Xbox One may not have been to everyone's taste, but that's not stopping it from expanding sales of the motion-sensing peripheral. In fact, you'll only have to wait just over a week to get your hands on the second generation Kinect for Windows. We know because the company...

yahoo.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

Did you know? 2014 All-Star fun facts

You already know so much about the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Stars, but you probably don't know everything. In honor of the just-completed rosters, here's one fact you might have missed about each All-Star.

mlb.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

Time to change our National Anthem

Time to change our National Anthem

SPORTS NEEDS A NEW ANTHEMI realize I am like a broken record. Since I have written many columns on why I feel we should have a new National Anthem. In fact, in 1969, with the backing of many...

examiner.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

Brain Worms - Bloomberg Writer Noah Smith Has Them

Here is a sentence at that heart of Noah's brain worm infection: "Massive torrents of Fed “money-printing” failed to budge prices; this fact directly cracked the central foundations of Austrian thought."

townhall.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

The #1 Secret Astronauts, Samurai, Navy SEALs, and Psychopaths Can Teach You About Good Decision Making

The #1 Secret Astronauts, Samurai, Navy SEALs, and Psychopaths Can Teach You About Good Decision...

We all make a lot of bad decisions. With careers: More than half of teachers quit their jobs within four years. In fact, one study in Philadelphia schools found that a teacher was almost two times more likely to drop out than a student. In our jobs: A study showed that when doctors reckoned themselves…

time.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

Erin Corwin, 19, pregnant and missing in Southern California

Erin Corwin, 19, pregnant and missing in Southern California

Just hours ago, local new sources in California updated information on Erin Corwin, the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, missing since June 28. The updated information contributed nothing new, other than the fact, Erin is still missing.&nbsp...

examiner.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

Deny the Merger: The Collusion of Verizon-Wired & Verizon Wireless with Comcast and Time Warner.

Deny the Merger: The Collusion of Verizon-Wired & Verizon Wireless with Comcast and Time Warner.

Open the Networks for Direct Competition: The AOL-Time Warner Merger was Never Enforced. UPDATE to Part IV in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnected."Verizon's Wired Networks and Comcast and Time Warner and Verizon Wireless There are relationships and financial ties between Verizon's...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

Israeli investigation into murder of Palestinian focuses on Jerusalem soccer fan group

By James M. Dorsey An Israeli investigation into the brutal murder of 16-year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in apparent revenge for the killing of three teenage residents of an Israeli settlement on the West Bank has focused attention on Israel's most militant, racist soccer fan group. The focus, irrespective of whether...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

How Verizon and AT&T Control Communications by Manipulating 'Special Access' -- Is Special...

Sweetheart Deals: The Wireless Company Collusive Ties with the Special Access Wires.Part IX in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnected".FACT: "Companies that control 'access' control America's communications." First and foremost, special access is not 'special'. Special access has been a category...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

Overweight and healthy - so there.

Overweight and healthy - so there.

Is it really necessary to tell someone you know who is overweight that they are in fact overweight? Do you think it's brand new information and if you had not shared it they might have gone on...

examiner.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

JIT for midterms: Employment and economy rolling

JIT for midterms: Employment and economy rolling

The Obama administration is ecstatic and Americans are feeling pretty good because the job picture continues to steadily improve and so does the general economy. It is a fact that the slow but steady progress is what the Obama administration...

examiner.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

Nothing's Cheap Anymore

Day after day, we are bombasted with asset-gatherers, academics, and status-quo-huggers demanding we BTFATH as 'stocks are still cheap..." Some have even deferred modestly to the old standby "stocks are 'fairly valued'" in a last lame effort to save what credibility they have left when they look themselves in the...

zerohedge.com (1 month and 22 days ago)

Israel, the Middle East and Cognitive Dissonance

Israel, the Middle East and Cognitive Dissonance

Try as I might, there are some things I just don't get. For starters, I'm seeking to understand Israel's options in today's Middle East. To listen to some observers in the media and in foreign ministries, it's all quite simple and yet puzzling -- simple because the answer is obvious, and puzzling because somehow...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 23 days ago)


Nazi hunters on trail of 17 SS guards - including four women - who worked at death camp where 150,000 perished

Nazi hunters on trail of 17 SS guards - including four women - who worked at death camp where...

Despite the fact that there are no survivors from the camp at Majdanek in eastern Poland, German prosecutors hope to be still able to file charges against former guards.

dailymail.co.uk (1 month and 23 days ago)

Why Jamie Dimon Has a Better Prognosis Than Owners of Closely Held Businesses

Why Jamie Dimon Has a Better Prognosis Than Owners of Closely Held Businesses

The business world has been abuzz with succession speculation at JPMorgan Chase following the jaw-dropping announcement that its leader, Jamie Dimon, has throat cancer. Fortunately, in Mr. Dimon's own words, it appears the cancer has been caught in time with the future prognosis being "excellent" -- both for Mr....

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

Dem Rep. on Border Crisis: Obama Admin ‘Should Have Seen This Coming’

Dem Rep. on Border Crisis: Obama Admin ‘Should Have Seen This Coming’

Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) told State of the Union host Candy Crowley that the Obama administration had dropped the ball on the immigration crisis on the United States' southern border, and in fact should foreseen the current problem.

mediaite.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

The Individual Is Rising - A Book Excerpt

A Book Excerpt in Two Parts From The Individual Is Rising By Joe Withrow Part two of this book excerpt can be found exclusively at TwoIceFloes.com To subscribe to ‘Dispatches’, a periodic newsletter from Cognitive Dissonance and TwoIceFloes Creations, please click here. (Cognitive Dissonance – While I edited this...

zerohedge.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

"There Is No Honest Pricing Left" - The Epochal Error Of Modern Central Banking

Submitted by David Stockman of Contra Corner blog, David Stockman, Director of the Office of Management and Budget under Reagan, former Congressman, and author of the bestseller The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, discusses his book, the gold standard, bailouts, and the problems the...

zerohedge.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

As travelers, as adventurers, as Americans, when we have the chance to explore, we revel at the spectacular national monuments and landmarks that are scattered across our country. They make up our nation's character, and no doubt they're appreciated, but with such an abundance of history (some that goes back...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

Consider a Bed and Breakfast Inn while visiting Amsterdam

Consider a Bed and Breakfast Inn while visiting Amsterdam

There are many reasons why Amsterdam is one of Europe's most beloved cities. What is it about Amsterdam that makes it so unique? It's the city's rich society and legacy. One major fact to...

examiner.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

UK train network to get £90m on-board Wi-Fi boost with free speeds for all

UK train network to get £90m on-board Wi-Fi boost with free speeds for all

Passengers on some of the UK's busiest rail routes will have access to internet speeds ten times faster than those currently on offer, under plans to upgrade the network. The £90m scheme proposed by the government will allow passengers on trains into London, Brighton, Bedford, Kent Portsmouth, Sheffield, Manchester...

techradar.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

Nokia Con event happens in Japan on July 27

Nokia Con event happens in Japan on July 27

Windows Phone isn't really doing that well in Japan, and it never has. The situation is so dire, in fact, that Microsoft's mobile operating system may only have between 0 and 1% market share in that particular country. The software giant would obviously like those numbers to grow, and it may have just unveiled what...

gsmarena.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

For Cultures Around The World, These Creatures Are More Fact Than Fiction

For Cultures Around The World, These Creatures Are More Fact Than Fiction

Icelandic elves have crept across international headlines in recent weeks for their role in halting a long-planned roadway expansion. According to reports from the BBC, locals fear the project may infringe on both an "elf church" and an "elf chapel." Although it might seem like an extreme measure to re-route...

huffingtonpost.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

Haute Couture fact file

Haute Couture fact file

Get clued up about the lavish world of couture as Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week autumn/winter 2014-15 gets underway

telegraph.co.uk (1 month and 23 days ago)

Inflame: Social network's emotional lab rats turn against their keepers

Inflame: Social network's emotional lab rats turn against their keepers

This week people across the world were outraged by Facebook's latest timeline test, an experiment that saw it populating people's feeds with overly negative or positive responses and seeing how this affected an individual's mood. Rather unsurprisingly, it turned out that having an algorithm throw endless status...

techradar.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

CEO Of One Of The World's Largest Energy Majors "Sees No Reason For Petrodollar"

The USA is fast running out of friends to support its 'exorbitant privelege'. Having alienated the Germans over NSA-eavesdropping, 'boomerang'd the Russians into de-dollarization, tariffed and quantitatively eased China into diversification, and finally 'punished' France into discussing the dollar's demise; it...

zerohedge.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

A Southwest Summer: Southwest Sole

A Southwest Summer: Southwest Sole

Have you ever gone into your market and in the seafood section seen a fish called "sole?" Fact is, there is no such thing. At least there is no actual species of fish called sole. What we, in...

examiner.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

These Are The "Worst Possible States To Live In" As Ranked By Their Residents

It should come as no surprise that when Gallup recently conducted a poll asking residents to rank if their state is the "worst possible to live in" a whopping 25% of its residents, by far the most of any states, responded Illinois. Which were the other "worst possible" states? The table below ranks them all. How...

zerohedge.com (1 month and 23 days ago)

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