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  • Ex-US President Bush meets N. Korean defectors

    10/25/2014 4:18:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/10/24
    Ex-US President Bush meets N. Korean defectors 2014/10/24 11:27 SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush hosted a forum on North Korean human rights in Texas on Thursday (local time), his institute said. The George W. Bush Presidential Center said he met with leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss ways to address the North Korean human rights problem. "Five North Korean refugees also shared their stories of escape and their experiences building new lives in the United States as a result of the 2004 North Korean Human Rights Act, which President Bush signed...
  • Errol Lewis Warns New Yorkers to Not Eat Ebola-Infected Feces or Mucus [Literal Alert]

    10/25/2014 4:16:27 AM PDT · by fwdude · 2 replies
    No comment necessary (or possible.)
  • Help! How can we kill fleas in our house?

    10/25/2014 4:11:02 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    25 October 2014 | Mene
    Help Freepers! How can we effectively completely eliminate fleas from the house. We are getting rid of the cat immediately. A long time ago, one could buy Lindane, but I believe that has been banned. Would appreciate any advice on how to rid the house permanently of the little buggers. To save you words, I already know about he egg cycle thing from previous experience. Just can't find any Lindane.
  • MSF Protocols for Staff Returning from Ebola-Affected Countries

    10/25/2014 3:51:12 AM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies
    Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontičres (MSF) has put in place stringent protocols to protect its staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the health of its returning staff. MSF has specific guidelines and protocols for staff members returning from Ebola assignments. These guidelines govern the 21-day incubation period of the virus (it can take up to 21 days to display symptoms of possible Ebola infection). A fever that develops during the 21-day period may also be due to something other than...
  • Newington parents upset schools cancel Halloween

    10/25/2014 3:43:14 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 3 replies
    News 8 ^ | October 23, 2014 | News 8
    Newington, Conn. (WTNH) — Bah Humbug! It’s the wrong holiday, but some say the grinch came early and took Halloween from the kids at two Newington Elementary Schools. The principals at Ruth Chaffee Elementary and Anna Reynolds Elementary say leave the costumes at home. That means 8-year-old Alyssa Montano can’t bring her pointed hat and broom to the classroom. “What did you think when you found out you can’t celebrate Halloween at school?” we asked. “It was stupid and weird because they shouldn’t take it away from other people,” said Alyssa. Her mom, Lori, says she was the one to...
  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder (BARF ALERT!)

    10/25/2014 3:03:48 AM PDT · by Synthesist · 19 replies
    MyWayNews (AP) ^ | 25OCT2014 | By JAKE PEARSON, DAVID B. CARUSO and COLLEEN LONG
    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.
  • WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale

    10/25/2014 2:59:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | October 25, 2014 | Patterico
    Original Title:WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale — As Previously Predicted By This Here Very Blog What you are about to read should be front-page news in every newspaper in the country tomorrow. You know it won’t be — but I want you to treat it as that important . . . because it is. In the Washington Post: Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a...
  • Grateful for US strikes, Syrian Kurds Name Baby 'Obama'

    10/25/2014 2:47:14 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | October 25, 2014 | Fulya Ozerka
    Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, had no doubt what to name her seventh child when he was born, safely in Turkey, after a harrowing month-long flight from her home in Kobane: Obama. Desperate to flee the flashpoint Syrian border town, the heavily pregnant mother, her husband and six other children made it across the frontier just in time for the boy's arrival.
  • The Liberal Media’s Palin Obsession

    10/25/2014 2:37:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 24, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    Since she burst on the national scene in 2008, the national media has enjoyed poking fun and mischaracterizing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family. The main reason for their obsession is that Palin is an unabashed conservative who is articulate and popular with millions of Americans.
  • Ralph Nader to Apple CEO Tim Cook: Pay Chinese workers double and cut their hours in half

    10/25/2014 2:31:17 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    Ralph Nader, a five-time failed U.S. presidential candidate, has written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Here it is, verbatim: Dear Mr. Cook, “Designed by Apple in California” has a nicer ring to it than “Assembled by workers paid about a dollar per hour, working 11­-hour shifts, and sleeping eight to a room in the Jabil Circuit corporate dormitories in Wuxi, China.” But, no matter how you spin it on the iPhone packaging, you continue to turn away from the horrid working conditions and miserly pay at your Chinese factories. Just last month, while you displayed ­­ through...
  • Boehner looks to Iowa to grow majority

    10/25/2014 2:29:17 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/2014 | Scott Wong
    Next stop on Speaker John Boehner’s 2014 campaign tour: Iowa. The Ohio Republican will swing through the Hawkeye State on Sunday and Monday to attend campaign rallies and headline private fundraisers for three surging GOP House candidates — David Young, Rod Blum and Mariannette Miller-Meeks. ADVERTISEMENT On Sunday afternoon, Boehner will be in Urbandale, just outside Des Moines, to fire up supporters and campaign volunteers working to elect Young, GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley’s former top aide who’s running to replace retiring Republican Rep. Tom Latham in the 3rd District. The Republican hopeful is in a toss-up contest with Democrat Staci...
  • Racism, Repression and Resistance…Ferguson October Weekend of Resistance

    10/25/2014 2:10:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Atlanta Daily World ^ | October 24, 2014 | Richard B. Muhammad
    The passion, emerging power of Black youth fuel demands for justice.ST. LOUIS, Mo. (FinalCall.com) – A moment borne out of angry Black youth facing heavily armed police officers, snarling police dogs, tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray and armored military personnel carriers in the streets continues to grow into a movement. That moment has captured some of America’s attention and exposed the country’s oppressive policing, racial failures and national shame to the world. “Missouri is the new Mississippi,” said Tef Poe, a young activist and hip hop artist from St. Louis. Conditions and protests over two months in the streets...
  • A quantum world arising from many ordinary ones

    10/25/2014 2:08:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Nature ^ | 10/24/14 | Alexandra Witze
    The bizarre behaviour of the quantum world — with objects existing in two places simultaneously and light behaving as either waves or particles — could result from interactions between many 'parallel' everyday worlds, a new theory suggests. “It is a fundamental shift from previous quantum interpretations,” says Howard Wiseman, a theoretical quantum physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, who together with his colleagues describes the idea in Physical Review X1. Theorists have tried to explain quantum behaviour through various mathematical frameworks. One of the older interpretations envisages the classical world as stemming from the existence of many simultaneous quantum...
  • PHUKET: Medical officials investigate death of possible Ebola victim (Thailand)

    10/25/2014 1:42:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Class Act Media's The Phuket News ^ | October 25, 2014 | Nattha Thepbamrung
    Phuket's Provincial Public Health Office sent agents to the condo to collect samples to test for the Ebola virus after discovering the victim, Martin John Roberts Clark, 68, had recently returned from Nigeria. Phuket Governor, Nisit Jansomwong, explained that the result of the autopsy would be announced today (October 25). Dr Kajornsak Kaewjarat, chief of Phuket Provincial Public Health Office said that the agents at the scene were collecting blood and mucus samples as well as other belongings from the room. Dr Kajornsak said, “The samples and belongings will be sent to the Regional Medical Sciences Centre in Phuket. “He...
  • Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony

    10/25/2014 1:41:51 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    CHICAGO — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.
  • GOP Senate would mean more clashes with Obama, little progress

    10/25/2014 1:29:32 AM PDT · by South40 · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/24/2014 | William Douglas and David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — It's Nov. 5 and jubilant Republicans have captured the Senate, giving the party control of both chambers of Congress for the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency. Now what? The power and agenda in the Senate would shift dramatically. Republicans goals — rolling back the Affordable Care Act, approving the Keystone XL pipeline, lowering tax rates and investigating the Obama administration — would dominate Senate debate and hearings. However, Republican control would do little to change the recipe for gridlock. The Republican majority in the Senate would almost certainly be small, well short of the 60 votes...
  • Ebola.Com domain sold for big payout (Cash and marijuana-related stocks)

    10/25/2014 1:28:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    India.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | Press Trust of India
    The owners of the website Ebola.Com have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than USD 200,000 in cash and stock. The deal highlights the rewards and risk of industry trading and speculating in domain names that see high interest following news events. According to a securities filing, the buyer was a Russian-registered firm called Weed Growth Fund, previously known as Ovation Research. The October 20 filing said the price was USD 50,000 cash and 19,192 shares of Cannabis Sativa worth close to USD 170,000, which promotes medical uses for marijuana. The...
  • Nurse quarantined at Newark airport after treating Ebola patients

    10/25/2014 1:22:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 October 2014 | Associated Press
    A woman who had been quarantined at Newark Airport due to stricter screening protocols on Friday after reporting contact with Ebola victims was seen exiting an ambulance in a hazmat suit later that evening as she made her way into an isolation unit at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the woman arrived at the airport on a flight on Friday from West Africa. He earlier announced that additional screening protocols were being implemented at JFK and Newark International Airports. The woman, who initially showed no symptoms of the deadly virus, just hours later...
  • Dyegate: Dye from blue jeans discolors iPhone’s plastic strips

    10/25/2014 1:08:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Friday, October 24, 2014 · 12:28 pm
    “BGR has spoken with several iPhone 6 owners over the past couple of weeks who have encountered a very annoying issue with Apple’s new iPhones,” Zach Epstein reports for BGR. “The issue involves pockets on men’s jeans, but this time it’s not a matter of Apple’s gigantic iPhone phablet fitting into pockets. In fact, these particular iPhone users might wish their smartphones didn’t fit in their pockets.” Epstein reports, “Some iPhone owners who don’t cover their phones with a protective case are finding that after sliding an iPhone in and out of the pockets on their jeans for a period...
  • Naive Immigration Policy is a Existential Threat

    10/25/2014 1:05:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    October 25, 2014 Naive Immigration Policy is a Existential Threat Ken Blackwell 10/25/2014 12:01:00 AM - Ken Blackwell With planes being grounded in my home state of Ohio and hospital workers in Texas contracting Ebola, Americans now have stark examples of the danger of President Barack Obama's policies.Obama has refused to impose a travel ban on flights from Ebola-stricken African countries for political reasons. He does not want to quarantine people who have been in those regions during the past month because it would hurt the already fledgling prospects of Democrats during this midterm election. Our Campaigner-in-Chief is now...
  • Teacher arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child

    10/25/2014 12:55:32 AM PDT · by South40 · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | DOUGLAS MORINO
    A 34-year-old eighth grade teacher at a Mission Viejo junior high school has been arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a student, authorities said. Kristen Roush, 34, was taken into custody on Friday at her residence in Aliso Viejo. Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators were contacted in July after the male victim’s parents became concerned over what they perceived as an inappropriate relationship between their son and Roush, authorities said. Investigators interviewed several witnesses and obtained evidence from both the victim and teacher’s cell phones, authorities added.
  • In advance of grand jury decision, schools remind parents of emergency procedures (Guess where?)

    10/25/2014 12:29:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 25, 2014 | Jessica Bock
    The Ferguson-Florissant and Clayton school districts sent letters to parents this week with reminders of emergency procedures should classes be canceled, delayed or dismissed early. Schools typically send reminders before winter begins of inclement weather procedures. But the districts want parents to be especially cognizant this year as the public awaits a decision from the St. Louis County grand jury on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. “Should any event occur during school hours which presents a concern for public safety, a decision will be made as soon as possible regarding...
  • Ferguson on edge as doubts raised over Darren Wilson indictment

    10/24/2014 11:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Wave ^ | October 24, 2014 | Sara Sidner and Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN
    FERGUSON, Missouri — There is never a day where at least one person isn't outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department sitting or standing near an anemic tree, the only place for a bit of shade. At night, the crowd tends to swell, and the protest grows more intense. There are almost always two or three people streaming events live. You can hear them loudly sharing thoughts or giving a play-by-play of what's happening. While their cameras capture live images, they call out what they think are injustices surrounding the August shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent police crackdown on...
  • FEC Democrat pushes for controls on Internet political speech

    10/24/2014 11:43:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    While all three GOP-backed members voted against restrictions, they were opposed by the three Democratic-backed members, including FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel, who said she will lead a push next year to try to come up with new rules government political speech on the Internet.
  • Discovery at the Bottom of a Murky Lake Unravels a Mystery That’s Been Haunting Tiny Town

    10/24/2014 11:23:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | dave urbanski
    It was 1970 and the night of a football game. Jimmy Allen Williams was 16, and he was probably on top of the world. Just six days earlier, he got himself a blue 1969 Camaro with a white top, considered a primo muscle car back then. And what better way to help break in his new wheels than by taking a drive with a couple of friends? So 18-year-olds Leah Gail Johnson and Thomas Michael Rios — fellow residents with Williams of Sayre, Oklahoma — piled into the sports car and the trio were supposedly headed for the game. They were never...
  • Video Hoax Purports to Show NYPD Racial Profiling, Islamophobia (tweeted by CAIR)

    10/24/2014 11:14:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Oct 24, 2014 5:40 pm | (The Five)
    Two video bloggers got press for posting a video which they claimed shows the NYPD’s Islamophobia. In the video, two men wearing western clothes argue and push each other, and an officer does nothing. When dressed in Muslim garb, but acting the same way, they got a different reaction. The video was tweeted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Huffington Post called it a “small glimpse into the ugly world of racial profiling.” …
  • VA removes Alabama medical director at center of scandal

    10/24/2014 11:12:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | October 24, 2014 | Heath Druzin
    WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs finally removed an Alabama director of Alabama Veterans Healthcare. James Talton, had been on paid ($118.23/Hr) leave since August. Participating in or being oblivious to systematic falsifying of records, creative and recreational crank cocaine and prostitution therapies and covering thousands of unread patient X-rays "routinely lost" until recently. Multiple administrators on all levels, knew and turned a blind eye or actively tried to cover it up. Jim was removed after an investigation by the Office of Accountability Review investigation substantiated allegations of “neglect of duty,” according to a VA statement.
  • Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

    10/24/2014 11:04:51 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Staff
    Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed at least 30 soldiers. The measures will begin on Saturday at 03:00 GMT "for [a] duration of three months," Presidency Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a statement, in the wake of the deadliest attack on the security forces since the army deposed President Mohamed Morsi last year. A three-day mourning period has been declared across the country, ...
  • After U.S. government approval, Samsung Knox security for Android is "completely compromised"

    10/24/2014 10:46:28 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | By Daniel Eran Dilger
    Samsung's Knox security layer for Android generates weak encryption keys, stores passwords locally and gives users login hints in a fatal "security by obscurity" design "compromising the security of the product completely," a researcher has detailed. Samsung ships its Knox software on the company's higher-end Android-based Galaxy smartphones, phablets and tablets, aimed at enabling sales to enterprise and government clients who have sensitive security needs, in a bid to take on Apple's extensive lead in enterprise sales. Two days ago, Samsung announced that the U.S. government had approved a series of new devices "for use with classified government networks and...
  • HazMat team empties Ebola doctor's apartment without gloves, face masks, any protective gear

    10/24/2014 10:33:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-24-2014 | Chris Spargo
    -A HazMat team was sent in to sterilize the apartment of NYC Ebola patient Craig Spencer on Friday -The team spent almost the entire day in the building -They left with sealed barrels, but not wearing any sort of protective gear The preparedness of New York City officials and workers to deal with Ebola has once again left much to be desired as a HazMat team sent in to decontaminate the apartment of Craig Spencer, the first person to contract the deadly virus in the city, was seen leaving his apartment with sealed barrels, but wearing no protective gear. The...
  • Corbett cuts $72M from state budget, calls for action on pension reform

    10/24/2014 10:33:38 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 2 replies
    Pittsburgh Business Times ^ | July 10, 2014 | Paul J. Gough
    Gov. Tom Corbett blasted the General Assembly and line-item vetoed more than $70 million from the budget but signed the rest of it into law Thursday. The line-item veto removed $65 million in proposed spending from the General Assembly's own funding, which he said was equivalent to the legislators' surplus, as well as $7.2 million from general appropriations. (snip) Corbett reserved more ire for the General Assembly in what he said was its failure to address the public-pension crisis, an issue he has campaigned for big changes including a move toward a 401(k)-style system for new state employee and public...
  • Defending the Trinity

    10/24/2014 10:29:32 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Tim Staples Blog ^ | Tim Staples
    Defending the Trinity The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in paragraph 261, declares:The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith and of Christian life.Belief in the Trinity is essential for salvation and should be at the top of the list when it comes to priorities in defending the faith. Yet, many Christians—many Catholics—find themselves in over their heads when the topic of the Trinity is broached by members of various quasi-Christian sects who deny it, e.g., Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Iglesia Ni Cristo, The Way International, etc.Beginning with Sacred Scripture as a common...
  • [Dem] Ad being pulled from Paducah radio after claims on tolls rated false by station

    10/24/2014 10:06:31 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/24/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    A radio ad from the Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee is being pulled from the air in the 3rd District state House race after the group twisted the wording of the Republican candidate on tolls. ............................................ "He told the Courier-Journal, in writing, that putting up tolls on our local roads was his chief priority,” the announcer in the ad says. “So Bridges will hike tolls for western Kentucky drivers.” Hear the radio ad here: Local radio station WKYQ reviewed the ad and citations, at Bridges’ request, and decided to pull the ad from their airwaves. The station said because...
  • Anyone else seeing GEO Transport, Inc buses, etc???[vanity}

    10/24/2014 10:01:43 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 12 replies
    10/24/2014 | self
    I've heard and read spurious posts about 'mysterious white vans', 'unmarked buses', etc. allegedly transporting illegals to the interior of the country. I thought it was just conspiracy-theory/tin-hat stuff, save for the hard-to-ignore reports of clusters of outbreaks of disease in various parts of the country, including my State. Seriously: It never rose above the level of a few mysterious videos posted online (at least that I ever saw). Just today I saw an odd vehicle for the first time: A bus with the logo for GEO Transport on the side. This is the company http://www.geogroup.com/geo_transport_inc This is what I...
  • The man who wants to build a plastics factory in North Dakota (Part 1)

    10/24/2014 9:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Bill Gilliam and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced two weeks ago that a venture called Badlands NGL is trying to build a petrochemical plant in North Dakota. The plant will use ethane, the cheap, abundant component of natural gas that rises from the same wells that produce oil in the Bakken. Natural gas in North Dakota is especially high in ethane content (see deck 39), and Gilliam thinks he can figure out a way to get enough of it in pure form to start cranking out train car loads of plastic beads for industrial use. A lot has to...
  • Green light for ISIS? Syrian (rebel) forces will be trained to defend, not retake territory.

    10/24/2014 9:38:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    AllenBWest.con ^ | 10-24-2014 | Allen West
    Now, as reported by the Washington Post, “The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the U.S. military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory, rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. and allied officials, some of whom are concerned that the approach is flawed.” “Although moderate Syrian fighters are deemed essential to defeating the Islamic State under the Obama administration’s strategy, officials do not believe the newly assembled units will be capable of capturing key towns from militants without the help of forward-deployed U.S. combat teams, which President Obama...
  • Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer

    10/24/2014 9:38:53 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Oct 24, 2014 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).
    Nina Pham after her release from care. Screenshot. Washington D.C., Oct 24, 2014 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who has been battling Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, has now been declared free of the disease, and gave thanks to God and all those who have prayed for her in recent weeks. “I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today,” Pham said in a press conference Oct. 24. “I would first and foremost like to thank God, my family and friends. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my trust in God and...
  • Dolly Parton Q&A: The Country Legend on 50 Years in Nashville and Why She Supports Her Gay Fans

    10/24/2014 9:36:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 45 replies
    http://www.billboard.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Deborah Evans Price
    This year marks the 50th Anniversary since 68-year-old international icon Dolly Parton came to Nashville. The fourth of 12 siblings who shared a one-room cabin, the East Tennessee native was so poor growing up that her father paid the doctor who delivered her with a bag of cornmeal. The day after her high school graduation, Parton left the Smoky Mountains for Music City, where she shepherded her career from singing on The Porter Wagoner Show, a syndicated music-variety series that aired from 1960 to 1981, to winning seven Grammys and scoring 25 No. 1 songs on Billboard's Hot Country Songs...
  • Filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch Running for President in 2016

    10/24/2014 9:27:37 PM PDT · by lone star annie · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2014 | The Kelly File
    Conservative documentary filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch was on “The Kelly File” tonight, where he told Megyn that he is exploring the idea of running for president. “I will announce in the future that I am going to run for the presidency, and the reason why I’m doing that Megyn is because I’m absolutely in love with my country, I’m in love with the American people. I want to protect them like I would protect my children, like I would protect your children, in the sense that somebody has to step up and get this country back on track, to protect...
  • Truthy Removes Part of Website That Monitored Conservative Hashtags

    10/24/2014 9:24:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) project designed to track “misinformation” on Twitter has removed portions of its website that monitored political users, including conservatives who used the “tcot” hashtag. “Truthy,” the nearly $1 million research project being conducted by the University of Indiana, has redesigned its website following the Washington Free Beacon’s initial report on the study. Truthy Removes Part of Website That Monitored Conservative Hashtags Free Beacon prohibited from asking further questions about project The service is intended to monitor “suspicious memes” and “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online. Truthy has received increased...
  • GOP Victory Will Launch New Age of Optimism

    10/24/2014 9:17:28 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 33 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 25, 2014 | Lawrence Kudlow
    The vast majority of political journalists — and I include some of my conservative colleagues — are missing a very big story. The Republicans are going to recapture the Senate, picking up more seats than most any forecaster expects. And the House GOP is going to add to its majority. But then comes the big story: The beginning of a new conservative revolution. The idea that nothing much will change if the GOP captures the whole Congress is just plain wrong. The politics and policies in Washington are about to change in a major way. Obama may still be president....
  • $40 Million for 6 Years of Presidential Vacations

    10/24/2014 9:17:04 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    President Barack Obama’s last three vacations cost $6.2 million. As a friend made me think, when he sent me this story, if this man ever opens his mouth again about “income inequality” and “economic injustice,” someone needs to tell him to shut up. A Secret Service agent would be perfect. The next two years can’t be over soon enough. I’m sure he’ll add another $5-$10-million to this obscene bill to shove down our throats before he’s done. According to the Washington Examiner,, “Taxpayers get stuck with $6.2 million tab for just 3 Obama vacations; $40m over 6 years.” Three recent...
  • Former CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Business Anchor Terry Keenan Dies, at 53

    10/24/2014 9:16:26 PM PDT · by John W · 29 replies
    www.mediabistro.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mark Joyella
    Terry Keenan, a former CNN and Fox News anchor, has died. She was 53. Keenan’s sister, Linda, tells TVNewser the cause of death was a massive cerebral hemorrhage. Keenan had been receiving treatment at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital. A pioneer among women working in financial news, Keenan joined Fox in 2002 from the now-shuttered CNNfn where she’d been since 1998. Before that, Keenan spent three years at CNBC. Her first television job was at CNN, which she joined in 1986. Keenan left Fox News in 2009 to, in her family’s words, “work on her most cherished production: her son...
  • Quarantined Traveler Who Returned To N.J. From West Africa Develops Fever

    10/24/2014 9:14:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WCBS-TV ^ | October 24, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A health care worker who was quarantined at Newark Liberty International Airport after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa developed a fever and was being evaluated Friday night. The woman was the first person quarantined under a new screening system announced earlier Friday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The woman landed at Newark after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at the news conference. A legal quarantine was issued for the woman, who was not a New Jersey resident and was set to go on...
  • Bishop Lynch optimistic after Vatican meeting on divorced and gay Catholics

    10/24/2014 9:04:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/23/14 | Waveney Ann Moore
    ST. PETERSBURG — For more than a year, Susan Portal and her husband, Paul, attended Sunday Mass, but were not allowed to receive communion, the central sacrament of the Catholic Church. The couple had been waiting for his marriage to be annulled by a church tribunal and they married in a civil ceremony so they could bring his son, Luke, then 9, into their home. But marrying outside the church after a divorce barred them from the sacrament. "It was hard," she recalled. "That is such an important part of the Mass for us and here we had a son...
  • WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses by mid-2015

    10/24/2014 9:03:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Reuters
    The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015. The Geneva-based United Nations health agency confirmed that two leading vaccine candidates are already in human clinical trials, and said another five experimental vaccines were also being developed and would begin clinical trials next year.
  • Were Ferguson Leaks Crafted To Support The Narrative Of Darren Wilson?

    10/24/2014 8:51:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | October 24, 2014 | Staff
    The official autopsy of Michael Brown was leaked earlier this week sparking more protests in Feguson and caused the Justice Department to condemn the release of the information. According to reports, Attorney General Eric Holder is “exasperated” over the “selective leaks” in the Brown case. Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump believes the leaks might be a deliberate move by prosecutor Bob McCulloch. On Friday, “NewsOne Now” guest host Mo Ivory and the Straight Talk panel (Ray Baker, Lauren Victoria Burke and Jarvis Stewart) discuss the leaked information, how the Darren Wilson team may be using the leaked information to craft...
  • Laughlin lieutenant saves life (texas)

    10/24/2014 8:38:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.laughlin.af.mil ^ | october 23, 2014 | joel langton
    It was just another trip to Wal-Mart for 2nd Lt. Joshua Nelson when he popped in to grab some fish hooks for a family trip to the lake this past Spring. Little did he know that a quick shopping trip would turn into so much more. The West Virginia Air National Guardsman was walking to the Hunting and Fishing section when he heard a woman say, "Stop, put it down!" "I could tell she was stressed and she sounded frightened," said Nelson. "I looked into the aisle, and this young man had a knife to a woman's stomach." According to...
  • Steyn: One Person Can Change Everything and ‘I Like Ted Cruz’

    10/24/2014 8:37:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 21, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Mark Steyn, author of “The Undocumented Mark Steyn,” argued that culture is more important than elections, and that he liked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as someone who could shift American politics to the right in an appearance on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Steyn stated “vision’s the important part. What's actually happening is that the kind of model of the social democratic welfare dependency state since the Second World War has run out of gas. It's over, and to persuade people to move off that model actually requires you to have a conversation with the people and change...
  • Abp Kurtz Synod was Characterized by Discernment and Unanimity

    10/24/2014 8:37:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | October 24, 2014 | Jim Graves
    Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, was an active participant in this month’s Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” The synod’s purpose was to examine challenges to the family today, and ultimately to develop a more effective pastoral approach for the Church in addressing those challenges. In addition to speaking out in defense of the unborn, Archbishop Kurtz has been a vocal supporter of the traditional family against legal recognition of same-sex marriage. During the two-week-long...