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  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - May 22, 2015

    05/22/2015 2:42:12 AM PDT · by sneakers
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Hillary Roving Eye Mendacity Meter

    05/22/2015 1:49:54 AM PDT · by lbryce
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  • Hateful, Anti-Military Graffiti Scrawled Across Veteran's Home

    05/22/2015 1:30:38 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 3 replies
    by Fox News Insider ^ | May 21 2015 | As seen on Fox and Friends
    A group of 100 volunteers showed up to clean up an Army veteran’s home after it was spray-painted with hateful messages. The words ‘F**k the military’ and ‘Home of a soldier, die for what?' were scrawled in graffiti across the front of Cassie McEuen’s Evanston, Wyoming, home. Nick Arnold, of the group 307 Long Range, posted about the vandalism on Facebook and was surprised at the number of people who showed up to paint over the graffiti. “I put a post on Facebook, I said meet me down at the Wal-Mart parking lot in an hour if you want to...
  • Today's Toons 5/22/15

    05/22/2015 1:18:13 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 2 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 5/22/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0Fmi7DZ1n0

    05/22/2015 12:43:30 AM PDT · by Krosan
    I help them. I pay for soldier medical kits. PLEASSE DO YOUR PART
  • Clinton Leads Republican Field By Double Digits in Washington [Walker leads w/ conservatives]

    05/22/2015 12:12:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | May 21, 2015 | Tom Jensen
    "...6 Republican candidates hit double digits when it comes to who voters within their party want to be their nominee. Scott Walker leads with 18% to 15% for Marco Rubio, 13% for Mike Huckabee, 11% for Ted Cruz, and 10% each for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson. Chris Christie (6%), Rand Paul (5%), and Rick Perry (3%) round out the field. Walker has the slight overall edge on the Republican field due to his strength with voters who identify themselves as 'very conservative.' He gets 28% to 18% for Cruz, 16% for Huckabee, and 10% for Rubio. Rubio's greatest strength...
  • 3,400-pound shark Mary Lee continues to roam Virginia coast

    05/22/2015 12:05:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rex Springston
    If you go take a dip off the Virginia coast this Memorial Day weekend, you could be swimming with a toothy, 3,400-pound buddy. Mary Lee, a 16-foot great white shark and an Internet sensation, is touring the Atlantic coast — sometimes close to shore.
  • Oakland Cat Town Cafe Lowers Feline Euthanasia Rate

    05/21/2015 11:58:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Tamara Palmer
    Oakland's Cat Town Cafe and Adoption Center is purring along nicely. According to Inside Scoop SF, the combination coffee spot and kitty fostering hangout has succeeded in adopting out 184 cats since it opened in October, which has brought the euthanasia rate at partner organization Oakland Animal Services down from 41 to 21 percent. Those statistics may or may not take into account the most recent foster animal, Griffin, an orange and white cat who was one of the cafe's longest residents; he got fostered on Monday. Cat Town Cafe's Saving Pets crowdfunding campaign has currently raised $29,232 to continue...
  • U.S. vows to continue patrols after China warns spy plane

    05/21/2015 11:44:16 PM PDT · by shove_it · 3 replies
    Reuters via Yag=hoo ^ | 21 May 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States vowed on Thursday to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the airspace over artificial islands China is creating in the disputed South China Sea. The Chinese navy issued eight warnings to the crew of a U.S. P8-A Poseidon, the U.S. military's most advanced surveillance aircraft, when it conducted the overflights on Wednesday, according to CNN, which was aboard the U.S. aircraft. When the American pilots responded by saying the plane was flying through international airspace, a Chinese radio operator...
  • How Mexico Is Fighting Obesity

    05/21/2015 11:38:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Marketplace ^ | Monday, May 18, 2015 | Stan Alcorn
    Mexico and the United States have the highest rates of obesity of any major country in the world, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. But Mexico has been taking steps to change that. "In the United States, we think we're the first to do everything, but that's not necessarily true," says Kelly Brownell, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. "And in the case of policies, to address the obesity problem, there are other countries that have been out of the gate earlier than we have." Mexico is one of the first countries...
  • How the Big Green Egg Became a Phenomenon

    05/21/2015 11:25:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Atlanta Magazine ^ | May 20, 2015 | Candice Dyer
    Ed Fisher took an idea from Asia and turned it into a craze as American as apple pie (which the BGE can also handle)The outdoor grill barely quivers, without billowing any eye-watering smoke signals, and it provides the only dash of deep color on this otherwise monochrome gray deck. To someone who hasn’t watched a cooking show or attended an upper-middle-class dinner party during the past decade, it would look distinctly foreign—either prehistoric or futuristic, as if it holds the fetus of a brontosaurus or thrums like some ominous extraterrestrial pod from science fiction. In any case, the Big Green...
  • SIX NOODLE SOUPS THAT AREN'T RAMEN OR PHO — AND WHERE TO GET THEM

    05/21/2015 11:08:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Westword ^ | THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015 | MARK ANTONATION
    Cool, rainy days are still in the forecast, at least through the weekend, and soup is just the right meal to help chase away the blahs, even if a brimming bowl isn't exactly traditional Memorial Day fare. Ramen and pho have been getting all the love lately, but there are plenty of other Asian noodle soups out there waiting to be slurped, with specialties at hip new hangouts and favorite old haunts. Here are six noodle soups guaranteed to warm you up if the weekend proves too soggy to fire up the grill. 1) Vietnamese Bun Bo Hue Wonderbowl Vietnamese...
  • Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments

    05/21/2015 11:02:54 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 21 May 15 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups. The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign.
  • Buried Truths About Nazi Mass Murder and the Allied Victory

    05/21/2015 10:47:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Roger Cohen
    A very important movie about the Holocaust made its way to New York City for the first time this week at the end of a tortuous journey that began 70 years ago when Allied forces and newsreel cameramen stumbled into Nazi concentration camps. Called “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” it is as unadorned as its title, a document shot in the moment to capture forever evidence of the unimaginable. Made under the auspices of the British Ministry of Information, produced by Sidney Bernstein, the founder of Granada Television, assembled with advice from Alfred Hitchcock, the movie was meant to ram...
  • False Alarm of the Day:Someone called 911 after seeing a stuffed tiger on roof of car.

    05/21/2015 10:47:06 PM PDT · by Gefn · 15 replies
    I Can Haz Cheezeburger ^ | 05/20/2015 | I Csn Haz Cheezeburger
    A man finds the body of a stuffed tiger on the road in Washington.
  • Netgear and ZyXEL Confirm NetUSB Flaw

    05/21/2015 10:39:51 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 2 replies
    Computerworld ^ | May 21, 2015 9:42 AM PT | Lucian Constantin
    ... Networking device manufacturers ZyXEL Communications and Netgear have confirmed that some of their routers are affected by a recently disclosed vulnerability in a USB device-sharing service called NetUSB. ZyXEL will begin issuing firmware updates in June, while Netgear plans to start releasing patches in the third quarter of the year. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2015-3036, is located in a Linux kernel module called NetUSB that's commonly used in routers and other embedded devices. The module is developed by a Taiwan-based company called KCodes Technology and allows routers to share USB devices with other computers via the Internet Protocol (IP)....
  • Who will free us like in Operation Jericho: Languages of Militarization and Federalization

    05/21/2015 10:34:13 PM PDT · by lavaroise
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 05/21/2015 | Marcel Casteloni
    This month, Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force News magazine, celebrates the daring role of Operation Jericho by its valiant air force personnel during WWII. Mosquito aircrafts were dispatched despite bad weather in order to breach walls of a Nazi prison allowing French resistance to escape. Compromised British Intelligence officers were amongst the prisoners urging accordingly. On their return home, several pilots were shot down by the Luftwaffe, while many of those escaping were killed. These are the histories of bravery clashing with ideologies the like of Hitler. Nowadays “liberation theologies” competing for recognition against historical record for political...
  • Supporters of #KillAllWhiteMen Diversity Officer Start Own Hashtag... Which Backfires

    05/21/2015 10:31:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Express ^ | Thu, May 21, 2015 | hELEN bARNETT
    A STUDENT diversity officer at the centre of a sexist and racist row has attracted support from leftfield equality campaigners... which has backfired spectacularly.Controversial Bahar Mustafa was ordered to resign after tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen and banning whites and men from a meeting at Goldsmiths University. The vice-president for welfare and diversity at the institution’s student union claims she’s not racist, describing her language as "in-jokes" within minority groups. As nearly 18,000 critics signed a petition ordering her to be sacked, supporters have started using the hashtag #supportbaharmustafa. One wrote: “I #supportbaharmustafa because white, cis men already have their own...
  • BREAKING: Earthquake Measuring 4.3 on Richter Scale Hits Kent Shaking Homes for 10 Seconds

    05/21/2015 10:26:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, May 22, 2015 | SCOTT CAMPBELL AND TOM PARFITT
    KENT has been hit by an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale which shook homes for 10 seconds and woke up scores of residents.The east of the county was hit by tremors just before 3am. The epicentre was said to be two miles west of Ramsgate, with the tremors felt as far as Canvey Island, Essex. Local resident Simon Moores told Express.co.uk: "At just after 3am there was a dramatic violent jarring and jolting of the house for about 10 seconds. "The seagulls launched into air with tremendous noise outside, dogs started barking, crockery moving, furniture jarring about a...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: GEMINATE

    05/21/2015 10:20:45 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 3 replies
    Word For The Day, Friday, May 22, 2015— Word goes here ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". geminatehear it pronounced adjective1. combined or arranged in pairs; twinned; coupled Origin: Latin word for "twin," geminusother forms: geminated Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
  • Family Tree of Dogs and Wolves Is Found to Split Earlier Than Thought

    05/21/2015 10:13:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | JAMES GORMAN
    The ancestors of modern wolves and dogs split into different evolutionary lineages 27,000 to 40,000 years ago, much earlier than some other research has suggested, scientists reported Thursday. The new finding is based on a bone fragment found on the Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia several years ago. When scientists studied the bone and reconstructed its genome — the first time that had been done for an ancient wolf, or any kind of ancient carnivore — they found it was a new species that lived 35,000 years ago. Based on the differences between the genome of the new species, called the...
  • Obama and Hillary Blame Youtube Video for Benghazi Terrorist Attack as Coffins Arrive

    05/21/2015 10:03:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | may 2013
    Video at the link as a reminder. She knew and lied about it anyway as the bodies were returned home.
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (5/22/2015) [Prayer]

    05/21/2015 9:57:04 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 5 replies
    22 May 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Decoration (Memorial) Day – first observed, May 30, 1868 Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people. Jeremiah 9:1 (NIV) ----
  • Farmer Delays Harvesting Crops to Save Baby Blackbirds, Earning Flock of Praise

    05/21/2015 9:38:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    A central California farmer is holding off on harvesting his fields until thousands of imperiled tricolored baby blackbirds can fly from their nests. The Fresno Bee reports Thursday that Frank Mendonsa, owner of a dairy farm south of Tulare, California, was recognized Wednesday by Audubon California and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service. About 15,000 tricolored blackbirds are temporarily nesting in fields of triticale silage that Mendonsa is growing for cow feed, the newspaper reported.
  • Danville Man Stunned With Taser After Breaching Security at LAX

    05/21/2015 9:13:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/21 | Jason Kandel, Andrew Blankstein and Jodi Hernandez
    Los Angeles airport police used a Taser to subdue a Danville man after he breached security Wednesday at LAX, officials said. Airport police were notified by Transportation Security Administration officers that a man, later identified as 21-year-old Christian James Heinz, was not cooperating with security officials in the screening area at Terminal 6. As police tried to help the TSA officers, Heinz refused to cooperate and pushed past an officer. They followed Heinz and detained him at Gate 66. Actor Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" film series, was at the airport...
  • Obama trade bill clears big Senate hurdle, Republicans keep Obama trade agenda alive

    05/21/2015 9:10:37 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2015 | Burgess Everett and Manu Raju
    On life support as of early Thursday morning, President Barack Obama’s trade agenda has found new life. In a dramatic vote critical to the future of the president’s goal of securing new trade deals with Pacific Rim and European countries, the Senate on Thursday broke a bipartisan filibuster of legislation to give the president “fast-track” authority to negotiate new trade deals. The 62-38 vote preserves the possibility that the Senate can finish the trade bill before the Memorial Day recess, which would be a major boon to Obama and Republican leaders in the House and Senate. It came after a...
  • Stupid Show Tricks

    05/21/2015 9:08:58 PM PDT · by OddLane · 15 replies
    Anthony Bialy ^ | May 22, 2015 | Anthony Bialy
    Last night was David Letterman’s last night, if you wonder why there are suddenly more articles about him than he had viewers. It’s going to be weird without having his show to skip. Television will be a bit less joyless when night owls start their shifts with the aging baby retiring, although many insomniacs won’t even notice. The Late Show’s cultural impact is minimal enough that Chevy Chase wonders what he did wrong. The past makes the present disappointing: it’s hard to explain to people born after Letterman began manning this slot that he created a most inventive approach to...
  • Bangladesh’s Very Public Toilet Crisis

    05/21/2015 9:07:32 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/21/2015 | Tahmima Anam
    PEOPLE trapped in Dhaka’s notoriously gridlocked traffic have developed various coping strategies. Some take naps. Others work or catch up on social media. My mother likes to text me to complain about the traffic. “Still stuck in Mohakhali,” she writes. “Two hours from Gulshan to Banani!” But one thing binds all commuters together: Make sure you use the toilet before you set off, because there won’t be anywhere to go en route. If I could, I would write a book called “Where to Pee in Bangladesh.” It would be a useful but very short book. It would tell you, for...
  • When Johnathan Was Born at 23 Weeks, Doctors Gave Mom a Choice to Save Him or Just Let Him Die

    05/21/2015 9:05:26 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 21, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    Laura Maikata’s baby boy was born at a gestational age of 23 weeks and weighed 600 grams at birth. His chances of survival were slim. His parents named Jonathan Amos, which means “God’s gift and carried by God.” Writing about her experience on her blog, Jonathan’s mother says this about getting the news tat doctors wanted to perform a C-section to remove the baby: I felt my skin prickle a bit, then I went white. We were delivering this baby. I looked at Steve. He looked very brave and very worried simultaneously. He walked over and held my hand. They...
  • Reform Judaism confab to feature interviews with U.S. presidential contenders

    05/21/2015 8:55:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Jewish News Service ^ | May 21, 2015 | Staff
    This November’s biennial convention of the Reform Jewish movement’s congregational umbrella organization will feature interviews with candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Chuck Todd, moderator of the NBC television network’s popular “Meet the Press” program, will conduct one-on-one interviews with each presidential contender before the audience of the 2015 Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) convention in Orlando, Fla. “URJ’s biennial, because of its timing, location, and audience, will be a must-attend event for the top presidential candidates,” Todd said Thursday. “Florida has long been a key state in presidential elections, and I am very much looking forward to this...
  • Hillary's Benghazi E-mails Reveal Conflicting Narratives

    05/21/2015 8:54:05 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2015 | Fox
    EXPLOSIVE NEW DETAILS EMERGED TODAY FROM EMAIL SENT AND RECEIVED ON HILLARY'S PERSONAL ACCOUNT.
  • You want hypotheticals? Here’s one. (Krauthammer Opines)

    05/21/2015 8:53:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 2, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in freefall. It gets worse. The Gulf states’ top leaders, betrayed and bitter, ostentatiously boycott President Obama’s failed Camp David summit. “We were America’s best friend in the Arab world for 50 years,” laments Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief.Note: “were,”...
  • Suspect in quadruple killings captured in D.C., police say

    05/21/2015 8:45:19 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 49 replies
    Washimgton Post ^ | 5/21/2015 | Peter Hermann, Lynh Bui and Dan Morse
    Update: D.C. police have confirmed that suspect Daron Dylon Wint has been captured in Northeast Washington. The suspect in the gruesome killings of three members of a Northwest Washington family and its housekeeper is a former employee of an iron supply company headed by one of the victims and has a long history of alleged assaults and threatening behavior, including against his own family, according to law enforcement officials and court records. Police on Thursday were still searching for 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint, a manhunt that extended north into New York City, where authorities said he has acquaintances and relatives...
  • ICYMI: The USDA Published a Guide to Roasting Marshmallows

    05/21/2015 8:44:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Pearls Before Swine is one of my favorite comic strips. While I normally read it for the daily laugh, today's strip did the immense public service of reminding me how silly our government can be:
  • Sources: Daron Wint, Suspect in Woodley Park Quadruple Slaying, in Custody

    05/21/2015 8:43:27 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 12 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 5/21/15 | NBC 4 WAshington
    The suspect in last week's brutal slaying of three members of a northwest Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper is in custody in northeast D.C., two law enforcement sources confirmed to News4. Police followed a white Chevy Cruze from Prince George's County into D.C. and took 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint into custody on Rhode Island Avenue NE between between 11th and 12th streets, sources said. The Metropolitan Police Department has not confirmed the reports.
  • Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Strikes North Of Napa May 21, 2015 8:32 PM

    05/21/2015 8:38:54 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 15 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | May 21,2015 | no attribution
    NAPA (CBS SF) — A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Napa County Thursday evening, the largest quake to hit the Wine Country since a magnitude 6.0 struck the area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck at 7:53 p.m. about 9 miles north of Napa and 6 miles east northeast of Yountville, at a depth of 9.3 miles. Calls flooded into the KPIX 5 newsroom from all around the Bay Area to report feeling the earthquake, including calls from El Sobrante, Pinole, Colma, and Fairfield. The quake was mostly felt in the North Bay and Napa County, but people...
  • What book or fictional story would make a good movie?

    05/21/2015 8:30:11 PM PDT · by MNDude · 121 replies
    It seems like there's not many original ideas in Hollywood...how many remakes is there of Dracula or King Kong? Yet, I'm sure there's got to be thousands of great books and stories that have never been made into a movie. Which fictional stories would you like to see as a movie?
  • China cautions U.S. Navy on patrols in South China Sea

    05/21/2015 8:27:27 PM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2015 | Brad Lendon and Jim Sciutto
    The U.S. is considering deploying aircraft and ships to contest Chinese claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Options are on the table to fly surveillance aircraft and sail Navy ships nearby in a move that puts the U.S. directly into a contentious territorial contest in East Asia, in which, until now, the U.S. has avoided overtly taking sides. The South China Sea is the subject of numerous rival -- often messy -- territorial claims, with China, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam disputing sovereignty of several island chains and nearby waters. China...
  • Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments

    05/21/2015 8:17:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2015 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups. The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign. The money was paid as fees for speeches by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Foundation officials said the funds were tallied internally as “revenue” rather than donations, which is why...
  • Baltimore Rioters Burn Down House & Medical Equipment of Severely Disabled Child

    05/21/2015 8:17:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 21, 2014. | Trey Sanchez
    Apparently only SOME black lives matter Khai'Lee Sampson is a 7-year-old child that suffers from severe cerebral palsy caused by an asthma attack when he was 18 months old that left him without oxygen for 45 minutes. A few weeks ago, his house was burned down during the Baltimore riots, destroying all of his medical equipment that keeps him alive. “They took everything from my child,” the boy's mother, Laporsha Lawson, told The Washington Post. The Post listed the equipment: The wheelchair customized for Khai’Lee’s small body, the back brace that helps him sit upright, the machine that pumps oxygen...
  • Ted Cruz Owns a Reporter in Beaumont, TX on Question About Gay Marriage

    05/21/2015 8:16:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 05/21/2015
    Ted Cruz made a campaign stop in Beaumont, TX on Tuesday, May 19. He was asked repeatedly by Kevin Steele from KMBT-TV about the issue of gay marriage, to which Cruz responds by turning the tables. Watch how Ted Cruz deftly handles a snotty reporter who only wants to talk to him about some gay issues but not other issues related to government. CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK
  • If Bevin win holds, Conway beware

    05/21/2015 8:15:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    WDRB ^ | May 20, 2015 | John David Dyche
    It appears that 17.3 percent of Kentucky's registered Republicans have by 83 votes nominated Matt Bevin to be the party's candidate for governor. We will not know this for certain, however, until the recanvass requested by apparent runner-up James Comer is completed, and perhaps after that if there is an actual recount. Democrats nominated Jack Conway. His opponent, a complete unknown who did not mount a serious campaign, nonetheless got more than one out of every five votes cast. Conway supposedly wanted Bevin to win. He got his wish and will soon regret it if Bevin's well-run primary campaign and...
  • Jewelry store sign prompts same-sex couple to ask for refund

    05/21/2015 8:10:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | 05/21/2015 | n/a
    A same-sex couple from St. John's is upset after discovering the jewelry store that sold them their engagement rings has posted a sign that seems to oppose same-sex marriage — but one of the store's owners says he's allowed to post his religious beliefs. When Nicole White and Pam Renouf went looking for engagement rings a few months ago, the pair couldn't find anything they liked. The couple was eventually referred to Today's Jewellers in the Mount Pearl area because the store offers custom-made rings. White and Renouf visited the store and later gave specifications and a price range for...
  • Eric Clapton's half-brother lives in poverty in Vancouver, but bears rock star no ill will

    05/21/2015 8:10:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 21, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Despite a sensational Daily Mail report that multi-millionaire rock star Eric Clapton lets his Canadian brother live in "sub-Dickensian squalor," Fast Eddie Fryer says he's doing all right and bears no ill-will towards his famous sibling. "This writer came in and did a character assassination on the place where I live," Fryer told Vancouver's The Province, referring to the Downtown Eastside rooming house he calls home. It may be Canada's poorest neighbourhood, but Fryer -- who has late-stage cirrhosis of the liver -- says it's a good place for him to be. "Granted it is not the Hilton," Fryer said....
  • Britain resigns as a world power

    05/21/2015 8:09:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-21-2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    On Monday, the Right Honorable David Cameron, prime minister of Great Britain, gave his first major speech after being reelected to his high office — once held by Pitt, Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd George, Churchill and Thatcher. Confronting a world of challenges — including Greece’s possible exit from the euro, a massive migration crisis on Europe’s shores, Ukraine’s perilous state, Russia’s continued intransigence, the advance of the Islamic State and the continuing chaos in the Middle East — Cameron chose to talk about . . . a plan to ensure that hospitals in the United Kingdom will be better staffed on weekends. Okay,...
  • Gallup: At least 20% of Americans are gay, as estimated by … more than half of Americans

    05/21/2015 8:07:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    “We’re not a smart people,” says Ace, pointing to a similar but now outdated 2012 survey from Gallup.The actual number of gays is around four percent, as best anyone can tell. What’s your guesstimate, America?Fifty-three percent think gays compose at least 20 percent of the population. Huh. I don’t know what’s odder, the fact that this number has grown as the public’s paid more attention to gays over the past 13 years or the fact that guesstimates were already wildly inflated in 2002, before gay marriage had picked up national momentum. Logically, you would think the estimates would have...
  • Gallup: Majority of Republicans now view gay and lesbian relations as morally acceptable

    05/21/2015 8:03:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    I’m old enough to remember an America where Boy Scouts could have water-pistol fights and most Republicans thought gay relationships were immoral. Which is to say, I’m more than a year old.This … may not be the best day to cite research on people’s changing views of gay relationships, given that another recent bombshell study of attitudes towards gays was just debunked as having used faked data. We can trust a pollster as credible as Gallup, though.Can’t we?On the one hand, that sudden spike in GOP support from the low 40s to a clear majority over the past 12...
  • Senator [Mike Crapo] Again Calls for Ending Justice Department’s Operation Choke Point

    05/21/2015 7:54:18 PM PDT · by upchuck · 3 replies
    daily signal ^ | May 21, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    Comparing Operation Choke Point to Tom Cruise’s “Minority Report,” a film where police use “psychic technology” to arrest alleged murderers before they actually commit a crime, Sen. Mike Crapo today made another attempt to end the Justice Department’s controversial program. “To explain [Operation Choke Point], I want to remind everybody of a movie that came out in 2002. It’s called ‘Minority Report,’” Crapo, R-Idaho, said during a Senate Banking Committee hearing this morning. “[T]he Department of Justice has engaged in a program where it has actually designated not companies, not individuals, but business types or industries that are entirely legal...
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    05/21/2015 7:46:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Ars Technica — LINK ONLY | May 21, 2015 | by Dan Goodin
    An estimated 630 million phones fail to purge contacts, e-mails, images, and more. LINK ONLY DUE TO COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS: Ars Technica — Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking
  • How the Money Primary Is Undermining Voting Rights

    05/21/2015 7:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Nation ^ | The June 8, 2015 Issue | Ari Berman
    Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.In November 1963, Evelyn Butts, a seamstress and mother of three from Norfolk, Virginia,
filed the first lawsuit in federal court challenging her state’s $1.50 poll tax. Annie Harper, a retired domestic worker from Fairfax County, filed a companion suit five months later. In March 1966, the Supreme Court overruled two previous decisions and overturned Virginia’s poll tax, stating that economic status could not be an obstacle to casting a ballot. “Fee payments or wealth, like race,...