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Did Mike Krzyzewski have a hand in this research?

A Duke University researcher has found evidence that Christopher Columbus was not of humble Italian origins, but was the scion of Polish royalty:

The fresh evidence about Columbus’ background is revealed in a new book by Manuel Rosa, an academic at Duke University in the United States.

He says the voyager was not from a family of humble Italian craftsmen as previously thought – but the son of Vladislav III, an exiled King of Poland.

This guy doesn’t occupy the Mike Krzyzewski Chair in Revisionist History, does he?

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And When Will They Ban Kids?

The Secretary of Transportation is looking at technology to disable cell phones in cars. If distractions are the issue, as Secretary LaHood says, then when will kids be banned? As I have blogged many times, parents who drive while feeding, scolding, playing with, reading to, and dressing children are the most frequent danger I see on North Carolina’s roads.

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Wow! British Euro Parliament member takes no prisoners

It’s not just the Euro dream that his comments apply to. It’s the lefty dream of collectivism in the United States, as well. Replace Spain with California, and Spain, Portugal and Ireland with other nearly bankrupt U.S. states and he could be talking about us.

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NY Union on Obamacare: “meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible.”

File this story under you get what you vote for. In New York, an official associated with an SEIU affiliate comments on why kids of home attendants will be dropped from insurance coverage:

The union fund faced a “dramatic shortfall” between what employers contributed to the fund and the premiums charged by its insurance provider, Fidelis Care, according to Mitra Behroozi, executive director of benefit and pension funds for 1199SEIU. The union fund pools contributions from several home-care agencies and then buys insurance from Fidelis.

“In addition, new federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26,” Behroozi wrote in a letter to members Oct. 22. “Our limited resources are already stretched as far as possible, and meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible.”

Behroozi estimated that the fund faced a $15 million shortfall in 2011 and more in the following years for the coverage of workers’ children.

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