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Fighting Words: Lotus Evora S Better Sports Car Then Porsche 911!

Fighting Words: Lotus Evora S Better Sports Car Then Porsche 911!

The track never lies. The first video shows the Lotus Evora S beat the Porsche 911 C2S in a track meet. The second video shows the Lotus Evora S IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift – “Automatic”) beating the track times of the Lotus Evora S (manual shift) and all other Lotus’s save for two hardcore track toys.

Su Tissue and the Suburban Lawns Wax Poetic About Nukes, Action, Janitors and…

Su Tissue and the Suburban Lawns Wax Poetic About Nukes, Action, Janitors and…

On the song “Janitor” Su Tissue (Sue McLane) and the Suburban Lawns Wax Poetic About Nukes, Action, Janitors and…her genitals. Part of the appeal of this three decades old KROQ classic, no doubt, was that listeners could not tell if she was singing “janitor” or “genitals.” It turns out she was alternately singing both. Listen to this quirky Southern California post-punk masterpiece that caught the attention of a million teenage boys near the start of Ronald Reagan’s presidency in 1981 (Lyrics below).

Lionel Richie – Three Times A Lady (Live In Amsterdam)

Lionel Richie – Three Times A Lady (Live In Amsterdam)

A gorgeous song sung beautifully to a lucky dutch crowd back in 1987.

My Valentine (Performed Live By Paul McCartney)

My Valentine (Performed Live By Paul McCartney)

What if it rained? They didn’t care, the sun follows darkness, joy follows despair

Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult

Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult

To those millions of Americans who have finally begun paying attention to politics and watched with exasperation the tragicomedy of the debt ceiling extension, it may have come as a shock that the Republican Party is so full of lunatics. To be sure, the party, like any political party on earth, has always had its share of crackpots, like Robert K. Dornan or William E. Dannemeyer. But the crackpot outliers of two decades ago have become the vital center today: Steve King, Michele Bachman (now a leading presidential candidate as well), Paul Broun, Patrick McHenry, Virginia Foxx, Louie Gohmert, Allen West. The Congressional directory now reads like a casebook of lunacy.

French FM raises prospect of military action in Syria as deaths mount

French FM raises prospect of military action in Syria as deaths mount

France has said it wants the U.N. Security Council to consider allowing military action in Syria if an international peace plan fails to stop the violence under Assad’s regime, the French foreign minister stated on Wednesday.

Israeli military chief: Iran will not build nuclear bomb

Israeli military chief: Iran will not build nuclear bomb

Israel’s military chief said in an interview published Wednesday that he believes Iran will choose not to build a nuclear bomb, an assessment that contrasted with the gloomier statements of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and pointed to differences over the Iran issue at the top levels of Israeli leadership.

Bernanke: Fed Ready to Act If It’s Needed

Bernanke: Fed Ready to Act If It’s Needed

“We remain entirely prepared to take additional balance sheet actions if necessary to achieve our objectives,” Bernanke told reporters. “So those tools remain very much on the table, and we would not hesitate to use them should the economy require that additional support.”

Corporate Campaign Contributions Show Some Industries Giving Up Appearance Of Bipartisanship

Corporate Campaign Contributions Show Some Industries Giving Up Appearance Of Bipartisanship

Money traditionally follows power in the nation’s capital. As a result, corporate campaign contributions have historically been split among incumbents of both political parties, with a decided advantage for whichever controls Congress and the White House.

Tesla, SolarCity Working On Solar-Powered Energy-Storage Systems

Tesla, SolarCity Working On Solar-Powered Energy-Storage Systems

Tool around in a Tesla Roadster with the top down, and the sun can be a good friend. Now, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk is finding an even better use for it.

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