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  • For Profit College Calls Out Hypocrite Senator Dick Durbin

    05/29/2015 5:51:34 PM PDT · by libertas~prosperare · 1 replies
    NewsWire ^ | 05/29/2015 | NewsWire
    The Honorable Richard Durbin United States Senate 711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Sen. Durbin, I am writing in response to your May 28, 2015 letter to Eugene Feichtner, President and Chief Operating Officer at ITT Educational Services, Inc. First and foremost, no one is more concerned about our students than we are. We devote substantial resources to helping our students succeed academically and find employment. To our knowledge, you have never visited one of our campuses to see the good work we do every day to educate our students and help them find employment in their...
  • Your Healing Is In Your Obedience

    05/29/2015 5:37:47 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 1 replies
    5-29-15 | Frank Broom
    God has given you a prescription for healing. And you receiving healing is in your obedience. Proverbs 4:20-22 God is laying out how to take his word to receive healing. Notice, in verse 22 it says his word is life unto those that find them and health(medicine) to all their flesh. Your spirit has influence over your flesh it has the ability to keep you sick or bring healing (Proverbs 18:14 & 17:22). In Proverbs 14:30 it says, "A sound heart(spirit) is the life of the flesh", the life of your flesh is in your spirit. The flesh has no...
  • More From Feminist Tumblr

    05/29/2015 5:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 28, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Autumn is a 24-year-old cisgender queer Muslim, who posted this: “Hands up if large groups of aggressively loud white boys in your vicinity freak you out.”To which spyderqueen (“mental health stuff, feminist rantings”) added: “One of the things that bonds women, POC, and LGBTQA+ together: The fear of white men in numbers.”That comment got more than 300,000 likes and reblogs in nine months. This is what feminism is really about: The promotion of completely irrational (but politically useful) fear. My advice to “white boys” is: Always travel in large groups and be aggressively loud, because it makes feminists freak out....
  • 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards

    05/29/2015 5:32:13 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 4 replies
    numbersusa.com ^ | Updated: 05/26/15 | Staff
    WHAT DO THESE GRADES MEASURE? For the most part, candidates are being measured by the recommendations and principles of the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform which favored an immigration system that protects the interests of American wage-earners (both U.S.-born and foreign-born). Commission members were chosen by leaders of each party in the Senate and House, with Chairwoman Barbara Jordan appointed by Pres. Bill Clinton. UPDATED WEEKLY: Every week, we add statements by candidates that modify or add texture to a candidate's stances. Then, each category rating and grade is re-calculated weekly. WHAT ARE WE MISSING? Are you aware of...
  • AmEx president Ed Gilligan dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

    05/29/2015 5:28:08 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/29/2015 | Asspiciated Press
    NEW YORK American Express said president Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York. The credit card company said the 55-year-old executive was coming back from a business trip. The plane made an emergency landing in the U.S., an American Express spokeswoman said, but she declined to say where Gilligan had been.
  • Where It Counts: Huck, Cruz, Walker Lead

    05/29/2015 5:11:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Dick Morris
    The conventional wisdom shows Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul strongly competing for the Republican presidential nomination. But a close analysis of the latest Quinnipiac University National Poll indicates that with strong elements of the Partys right wing, they perform poorly in comparison to Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and, for now, Ben Carson. Among all Republican voters, the poll shows Bush, Walker, Rubio, Huckabee and Carson are all tied at 10 percent each while Paul lags at 7 percent and Cruz at 6 percent. But an analysis of the three key conservative groups that drive the nominating...
  • What's the Basis for Disbelief that there is a Human Nature?

    05/29/2015 5:08:28 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 5/29/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    What if I decided I'm tired of paying $3.50 a gallon for gas, I'm just going to fill up with the garden hose? I'm perfectly free to do that, but somehow the car's designer might not think that's such a great idea. How do we decide if there is a plan on which we're based? Disbelief in a human nature is usually accompanied by belief that we can alter our wiring just by pretending or believing that it's so. What a poor god I am, with the world in such a mess, it must just be my fault for not...
  • Ex SAS soldier/Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith becomes GM of Australian TV network

    05/29/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by naturalman1975
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 29th May 2015 | Frank Coletta
    Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith is set to take over as boss of Seven Queensland, which is the regional group of stations for the network. Staff at 7Q have been told of the unexpected development which is set to push Roberts-Smith from the deputy role into the General Manager's position, sources have told Daily Mail Australia. While Mr Roberts-Smith was being groomed to eventually take the role from ex-Today Tonight reporter Neil Mooney, he has now had to step up after just one month with the network. ..... Corporal Roberts-Smith was thrust into the national spotlight in 2011 when he...
  • J.P. Morgan Chase expected to lay off more than 5,000 by next year

    05/29/2015 4:52:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | May 28, 2015 | Emily Glazer
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has begun layoffs that are expected to total more than 5,000 by next year, people familiar with the matter said. This latest phase of cuts started earlier this year and would eliminate at least 2% of the banks JPM, workforce over the next year. The moves come as the nations largest bank overhauls its 5,570 branches to rely more on technology and less on human tellers. Chairman and Chief Executive James Dimon said Wednesday that the average J.P. Morgan Chase branch would lose one employee over the next two years, mostly through attrition....
  • Castro's Long Record On Terror, Lawlessness And Killing

    05/29/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: President Obama removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terror Friday, forgetting the dictatorship's long record of killing, smuggling and, yes, terror. If this is the new standard, why not just scrap the list entirely? The lifting of Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism was a farce that may well come back to the haunt the United States. After all, the ruling Castro regime that benefits from it in the name of normal relations with the U.S. and new access to World Bank loans is the same regime that once tried the first 9/11, aligning itself...
  • Enjoy water? Youre drinking dinosaur pee

    05/29/2015 4:47:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 29, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    That glass of water in your hand is dinosaur pee, apparently. Not like it's unfiltered, but a science YouTube video posted this week raises the interesting tidbit that, since dinosaurs were around for 186 million years and water molecules are everlasting, it's a foregone conclusion that every drop of water on the planet passed through the prehistoric species once upon a time. "While most of the water molecules in your 8 ounce glass have never been drunk by another human, almost every single molecule has been drunk by a dinosaur," the video by CuriousMinds says. "So drink up and enjoy...
  • Langermann's files for bankruptcy after Baltimore riots put its finances over the edge

    05/29/2015 4:41:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Baltimore Business Journal ^ | May 29, 2015 | Sarah Meehan
    Langermanns of Baltimore LLC has filed for bankruptcy after the recent unrest in Baltimore knocked the restaurants finances too far out of balance. The Canton restaurant, which opened in the Can Company building in 2009, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 20 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. The restaurant is open and the owner says he has no plans to close it. Dave McGill, a partner in Langermanns, said the restaurant had struggled with cash flow problems, but the protests, riots and curfew following the death of Freddie Gray exacerbated those issues. The restaurant owes...
  • American Express President Dies Suddenly On Flight From Japan To New York

    05/29/2015 4:38:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 5/29/15 | CBSNewYork
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Ed Gilligan, the president of American Express, has died. He was 55 years old. Gilligan died after becoming ill on a flight from Japan to New York. Gilligan was named the companys president two years ago and joined American Express in 1980 while still a student at New York University, according to the Wall Street Journal. He was widely considered a possible successor to CEO Ken Chenault, WSJ reported. Chenault made the announcement via a letter to Amex employees Friday: With the heaviest of hearts, I must share some devastating news. Ed Gilligan President of...
  • U.S. oil producers are back in the money, but OPEC is not

    05/29/2015 4:35:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 29,2015 | Tim Mullaney
    Seeing Saudi Arabia beat its head against the wall has been so fun that now Iraqs petro-military apparatus has decided it, too, wishes to flood the worlds oil market with fresh supply and bring U.S. shale producers to their knees. To put this in terms Iraqis may grasp: Please do. Texans will meet you in the street with yellow roses. For all the that the Saudis have won because Brent has gained about $10 a barrel since January, its still as much as $20 cheaper than it was in November 2014 when the Saudi plan became clear. The U.S. production...
  • Obamas Economic Expansion Keeps Shrinking

    05/29/2015 4:24:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2015 | by Daniel Greenfield
    The economic recovery is really coming along great. For the third time since the expansion began in June 2009, the U.S. economy suffered a setback. Dont call it a setback. Its a strategic retreat. Those optimistic estimates keep being revised. Such declines in GDP are rare in economic expansions, pointing to the fragile nature of the current rebound. The economy hasnt contracted in three different quarters during good times since the 1950s. Its the fault of the GOP. Also the weather. Thats the weakest reading since frigid winter temperatures derailed growth at the start of 2014. We cant have an...
  • James E. Fendry Aim For Understanding (Pro 2nd Amendment piece.)

    05/29/2015 4:18:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | James Fendry
    I remember the first time I noticed the phrase gun violence being used in the media. What about all the other forms of violence, I wondered; such as, violence committed with knives, baseball bats, table lamps, golf clubs and garden tools? When used as weapons, these items can be no less fatal or injurious than firearms. People were being murdered by strangulation, drowning, and blows from what the F.B.I. refers to as hands and feet. The FBI was reporting that about 60% of the homicides in America were a result of the misuse of firearms and the remaining 40% were...
  • CNBC Correspondent Chock Full of Snark About a Hillary Press 'Briefing'

    05/29/2015 4:17:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 29, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    As we have seen many times in the past, CNBC Chief Washington correspondent John Harwood has been reliably liberal. In fact just a few hours ago, Newsbusters ran a story featuring Harwood once again spinning for Hillary Clinton. Therefore it is notable when even a team player such as Harwood gets so upset with the content free Hillary "briefing" that he breaks out in one snarky paragraph after another. Perhaps the Hillary campaign thinks it is a cute idea to cut reporters off from any meaningful information but when it causes someone like Harwood to go full out snark, perhaps...
  • PURE VANITY: IF you could put an end to one specific thing, what would it be and why?

    05/29/2015 4:12:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Some times I get real bored.. Or I'm losing at online poker and wondering why it is worthwhile to tap away on a keyboard trying to advance the cause of sanity and its return to the common man's mind in an uncommon time. Or I figure what better way to let a few here vent.. As Rome burns. Plus I haven't had a thread in the Smoky BarrenLand room in ages..
  • Clay Seal May Be Oldest Depiction of Music and Revelry in Israel

    An ancient seal unearthed in northern Israel may depict a woman playing a musical instrument during a sacred marriage rite between a king and a goddess. The mysterious seal, which decorates a shard of a 5,000-year-old clay storage vessel, could be the oldest known depiction of a musical performance in Israel, archaeologists say. "This is when most of the cultic impressions from Israel depict dancing figures or the feasting scene in which the female and male figures are shown facing each other, in the rite just before their sexual encounter," the researchers said.
  • Education: If You CAN'T Read This, Thank A Public School

    05/29/2015 3:58:26 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 18 replies
    Right side news ^ | April 26, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Private school kids can read. Classical academy kids can read. Montessori school kids can read. Homeschooled kids can read. Spot the pattern? Its only kids in public schools who cant read. Why is that? You would think our education professors would figure out what the schools are doing wrong. In fact, they have not figured out very much in the last 80 years. Our professors seem mainly concerned with perpetuating the wrong ways to teach reading. And so the crisis continues. Truth is, reading is easy to teach and easy to learn. All the phonics experts agree: reading is no...
  • Abandoned Walmart in Ohio..rooftop laced with barbed wire!

    05/29/2015 3:58:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/29/15
    Jade Helm 15, the multi-state, 3 month, realistic military training that will commence in July has made nationwide attention as public fears of martial law grow. In addition, the sudden closing of 6+ Walmarts spread throughout the southern states on the false premise of plumbing issues has made conspiracy theories spiral, stating that Walmarts will be used as military command centers or FEMA detention camps. What I find at this Cincinnati abandoned Walmart is shocking! Or, is it something more innocuous? The other oddity is that this isnt your run of the mill barbed wire. This is razor sharp Constantine...
  • AGAINST ALL ODDS: HUSBAND, WIFE HIT BACK TO BACK HOLE-IN-ONES ON SAME HOLE

    05/29/2015 3:52:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29,2015 | ROBERT WILDE
    For the first time in history a husband and a wife, while playing golf together, teeing it up on the same hole, playing as a twosome, shot consecutive holes in one. Odds makers consider the chances of this occurrence almost incalculable. The National Hole-in-One Association makes a stab at it, rendering it at about 52,000,000 to 1. Whatever the chances, dont expect it to happen again too soon Sunday Tony and Janet Blundy headed off to their friendly, but competitive round of golf. Playing the Ledge Meadows golf course in Grand Ledge, Oregon, Tony knocked a seven-iron in from 135...
  • More than 10,000 websites 'blackout' Congress in protest of NSA surveillance laws

    05/29/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/29/15 | Alan Yuhas
    More than 10,000 websites blocked users from computers in Congress on Friday, in a demonstration against any possible re-authorization of NSA surveillance powers. This is a blackout, read the site to which computers from congressional IP addresses were redirected. We are blocking your access until you end mass surveillance laws. Right now the code affects only visitors from Congress, were willing to keep it up, said Holmes Wilson, a co-founder of Fight for the Future, the group which wrote the code and is leading the online protest. The redirect site also includes semi-nude, sometimes explicit photos submitted by people, under...
  • Bill Clinton pens letter to foundation donors

    05/29/2015 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2015 | By ANNIE KARNI and KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the controversies swirling around his familys foundation and vexing Hillary Clintons presidential campaign. Its the political season in America, so the purpose and impact of the efforts your support makes possible has largely been ignored in recent coverage of the Foundation, Clinton wrote Friday morning in a 1,178-word letter to donors and supporters of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Clintons only concession to the spate of bad news was that the foundation will continue to look for ways to improve our reporting systems so that we can operate as accurately,...
  • State Department Whistleblower HAMMERS Corrupt Officials on website created by supporters

    05/29/2015 3:41:44 PM PDT · by homicide_investigator · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05-29-2015 | Chuck Ross
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - State Department Employee Sets Up Web Site SLAMMING Agency Leadership Posted By Chuck Ross On 10:44 AM 05/29/2015 In | No Comments Tweet A 17-year veteran of the State Department is taking aim at agency leadership, past and present, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with a new website that alleges a culture of corruption at Foggy Bottom replete with misconduct and criminal cover-up. Richard Higbie has been locked in various legal battles with the State Department since he joined the agencys Diplomatic Security Service in 1998. In 2001, he filed a...
  • This has been a month of extreme weather around the world

    05/29/2015 3:38:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    AP ^ | May 29, 2015 | SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange. Torrential downpours in Texas that have whiplashed the region from drought to flooding. A heat wave that has killed more than 1,800 people in India. Record 91-degree readings in Alaska, of all places. A pair of top-of-the-scale typhoons in the Northwest Pacific. And a drought taking hold in the East.
  • Dems Turning To Bernie Sanders

    05/29/2015 3:35:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    dickmorris.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | Dick Morris
    As negatives pile up on Hillarys doorstep, the Democratic left is flocking to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. According to Quinnipiac, Sanders has gone from 4% of the Democratic primary vote in April to 8% in April to 15% in their May 28 survey. While Hillary still has 57% of the primary vote (down from 60% last month), Sanders is moving up fast. The Vermont Senator is eclipsing former Maryland governor Martin OMalley, former Virginia senator Jim Webb, and former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chaffee, each of whom gets only 1% of the vote. Among self-described very liberal Democrats, Hillary leads...
  • Muslim school which objected to girls on boys soccer team told to abide by rules

    05/29/2015 3:35:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    CTV News ^ | May 29, 2015 | by Diana Mehta
    TORONTO -- A Muslim high school in Ontario that complained about its boys' soccer team having to play against a team that included girls has been told it must abide by gender equity rules. The ISNA High School, located on the outskirts of Toronto, had complained earlier this week about a soccer game in which its all-male team played against a Catholic high school whose team included two girls. ISNA, which describes itself as a progressive co-ed independent school that strives to abide by Qur'anic injunctions, raised an objection at the game about the girls' presence on the field. Paul...
  • MICHELLE O TO GO: Food trucks deliver school lunches to students during summer break

    05/29/2015 3:31:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    EAG news.org ^ | May 29,2015 | VICTOR SKINNER
    PAUL, Minn. Government-sponsored food trucks will be stalking students this summer with the goal of giving out thousands of healthy free lunches officials dont trust parents to provide. Officials at St. Paul public schools recently announced theyre working with the local food bank Second Harvest to dispatch a mobile food truck to expand locations offering students free lunches during the summer. Last year the district supplied 71 locations, and the truck will help to add another 10 to 15 in 2015, KSTP reports. The districts director of nutrition services, Stacy Koppen, said the truck will drive around to different...
  • US Drops Cuba From State Terrorism List, Paving the Way for Embassies

    05/29/2015 3:29:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    ABC ^ | May 29, 2015 | JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL
    The State Department today removed Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism, paving the way for full diplomatic recognition and an opening of embassies. It has been 45 days since President Obama announced plans to remove Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism and there was no attempt by Congress to stop the action. The State Department said that while differences with the country remain, they weren't a bar to Cuba's removal from the list. "While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cubas policies and actions, these fall outside...
  • iOS 'Power' Bug Disguised As Text Could Also Crash iPads, Macs, And Apple Watches

    05/29/2015 3:25:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 05/29/2015 | Rex Macadangdang
    The bug that causes an iPhone to collapse when it accepts a text message with a specific string of characters also affects other Apple products, such as iMacs, MacBooks, iPads and Apple Watches. A glitch within the central system common to all of Apple's iOS products that manages text messages causes the crash. When introduced with non-Latin special characters in a particular sequence, which includes Marathi, Arabic, and Chinese, the CoreText system chokes, pushing it to break down and terminate the whole operating system.Apple had informed several media outlets that the company is aware of the iMessage glitch and expect...
  • Current Headlines In Some Baltimore Media

    05/29/2015 3:22:25 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 10 replies
    Several ^ | 29 May 2015 | Steely
    Headlines Right Now on a few Baltimore media outlets: WBAL TV: Best friends' teamwork gets big response Popularity, success driving popularity of charter school Maryland wildlife photos on WBALTV.com's u Local Man arrested in Owings Mills home invasion (pic that looks like it could be Obama's son) Mother, boy fatally shot in head in Baltimore (pics of victims) Images: Fort Meade holds Surplus Sale 8 Mistakes you're probably making while showering Sources: Hastert was covering up sex misconduct Photo of Marine and bride in prayer goes viral Hypnotist tricks Howie Mandel into Shaking Hands The text you never want to...
  • New small business loans announced in wake of Baltimore unrest

    05/29/2015 3:22:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 29, 2015 | By Carrie Wells
    The U.S. Small Business Administration on Friday announced it would make up to $1 million available in loans and other forms of assistance for small businesses in Baltimore in the wake of rioting and unrest. The city has estimated that some 380 businesses were damaged in the civil unrest from April 25 and May 3. Rawlings-Blake said that while most have reopened, some are still "not at full capacity." The mayor said the SBA designated the additional funding upon her request. Officials said the assistance includes up to $800,000 for "microloans" to small businesses, and grants of $100,000 apiece to...
  • Bachelor party rescued after Lake Travis dock breaks free (TX)

    05/29/2015 3:20:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    kxan ^ | May 29, 2015 | kxan
    Multiple rescue boats ferried 18 young men back to shore early Friday from a houseboat set adrift by a severe storm. Shortly before 1 a.m., strong winds ripped part of a dock away from Sandy Creek Marina on Lake Travis. The broken section of dock, as well as the houseboat and another boat, remained attached by service cables, but floated farther into the lake.
  • The GOPs lunatic center

    05/29/2015 3:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Frost Illustrated ^ | May 29, 2015 | Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist
    The Republican Party doesnt have a lunatic fringe. It has a lunatic center: a core bloc of white voters and officeholders whose extreme conservatism leads them to indulge again and again in outlandish conspiracy theories and, more seriously, proposed and enacted legislation of disgraceful callousness. The past few weeks have offered two striking examples of how dependent the Partys base and elected officials have become on spouting and trying to enact as legislation their own worst impulses. One involves the American militarys three-month-long Jade Helm 15 combat-training exercises that will get underway in July and spread over various sparsely populated...
  • In this city, offering a kid a soda is about to be illegal

    05/29/2015 3:17:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jenna Lyons
    Its a four-letter word that parents in one Northern California city dont want their children to hear: soda. In a novel approach to fighting childhood obesity, the Davis City Council voted unanimously this week to approve an ordinance making milk and water the default options for kids meals a victory for parents who want to shield children from sugary beverages. Cashiers and waiters in fast food joints and other restaurants that market meals to kids will be forced, under threat of a fine to the business, to offer water or milk with those meals, not Coke or Pepsi.
  • Well used Colt Officer's Model has been passed down the line

    05/29/2015 3:14:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My father had a Colt officers model .38 for many years. I first remember it being in the house about 1960 or so, but he likely had it well before that. I recall shooting it as a child, and thinking that it was powerful, and loud. My brother was given the pistol; I did not feel slighted, as there were plenty of guns to go around. One of the interactions that I had with the old Colt was when it was impounded when my brother got into some legal difficulties. The Colt was sent to the Crime Lab in...
  • Tighter border controls block African migrants in Italian Alps

    05/29/2015 3:12:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2015 | BY STEVE SCHERER
    Some 200 mostly Eritrean migrants heading northwards from Italy were turned back by police in the Italian Alps on Friday and left sleeping in train stations as European countries tightened frontier checks before a global summit in Germany. EU countries are struggling to stem the flow of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East and to share the burden more evenly across the continent, after more than 35,000 people reached Italy so far this year and hundreds more died at sea. Migrants often head north after landing in boats on Italy's southern shores, hoping to make it to Germany...
  • Snapshot of the Oldest Light in the Universe --"Reveals Clues to Its Origin"

    05/29/2015 3:11:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | May 29, 2015 | Staff
    Astrophysicists have developed a new method for calculating the effect of Rayleigh scattering on photons, potentially allowing researchers to better understand the formation of the Universe. The CMB is the oldest light in the universe, which originated when electrons combined with protons to form the first atoms. These primordial atoms were also the first to Rayleigh scatter light. UBC theoretical cosmology graduate student Elham Alipour, UBC physicist Kris Sigurdson and Ohio State University astrophysicist Christopher Hirata probed the effect of Rayleigh scattering -- the process that makes the sky appear blue when the Sun's photons are scattered by molecules...
  • Apple Now Offers a Quick Fix for the iOS Messages Bug that Crashes iPhones

    05/29/2015 3:06:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 05/29/2015
    Apple instructs users on how to recover from a crash Softpedia was among the first to report a couple of days ago that a newly discovered iOS bug in the Messages app will crash or reboot any iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch device that receives a specially crafted text message.We have also told our users how to prevent their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch devices from getting crashed by the nasty Messages bug in the iOS 8 or later mobile operating system from Apple.On May 27, WSJ reported immediately after talking with Apple representatives that the Cupertino company is aware...
  • US Double Standard: Probing FIFA Instead of Clinton Foundation - Analyst

    05/29/2015 3:06:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 5/29/15
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) US authorities should probe the Clinton Foundation instead of going after FIFA officials abroad, Wall Street financial analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik. The FIFA prosecution is outrageous. It reflects a complete double standard, Ortel said on Thursday. The first thing that the United States should do is to get its own financial house in order. **SNIP** Ortel, who is investigating the financial records of the Clinton Foundation, argued the US government should investigate institutions based within the country with suspect financial records rather officials in Zurich-based FIFA.
  • Global Migrants Brave Panamas Vipers, Bats, Bandits to Reach U.S.

    05/29/2015 2:58:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 29, 2015 | By SARA SCHAEFER MUOZ
    METET, Panama - Ahmed Hassan staggered through dense Panamanian jungle, crazy with thirst, his rubber sandals sliding in the mud, fearing he would die thousands of miles from his homeland in Somalia. I told my family I would go to the U.S., that was the plan, said the 26-year-old truck driver, who said he fled late last year when al-Shabaab militants took his village. He flew to Brazil and made a cross-continental bus trip to Colombia. The circuitous Panama route has become more attractive, say migration experts, thanks to the easing of visa and asylum requirements in some South American...
  • LePage vows to veto Democratic bills until tax plan passes

    05/29/2015 2:54:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Alanna Durkin
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Republican Gov. Paul LePage vowed Friday to veto every Democratic-sponsored bill that gets to his desk for the rest of the time he's in office unless the Legislature agrees to let residents weigh in on whether to get rid of the income tax. "The Maine people deserve to have a say on the income tax and until they lift it, that's my leverage," LePage said during a wide-ranging and spirited news conference at the Blaine House. "And yes, is that politics? I'm playing their game. I'm finally learning to play the game of the politician." LePage...
  • NATO breaks treaty with Russia deploying troops in Latvia

    05/29/2015 2:52:39 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 10 replies
    Source: Pravda.Ru ^ | 29.05.2015
    The special request has been already approved by the Latvian government. Latvian Prime Minister, Laimota Straujuma confirmed the permanent presence of the NATO military force in the country. Generals from Lithuania and Estonia are also reported to request NATO deploy several thousand ground troops in their countries. As Lithuanian military spokesman Captain Mindaugas Neimontas said: "We are seeking a brigade-size unit so that every Baltic nation would have a battalion." However, the deployment of permanent forces flies in the face of the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation which was signed in...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 29,2015

    05/29/2015 2:51:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 29, 2015 | Mark Levin
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  • Teen dies after doctors allegedly dismiss stomach cancer symptoms as desire to be thin

    05/29/2015 2:43:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | May 29, 2015 | Staff
    A British teen whose stomach cancer symptoms were allegedly dismissed by doctors as a desire to be skinny died after it spread to her eye and ovaries, the Telegraph reported. Georgia Marrison, 18, who was preparing to study English Literature at University of Sheffield, complained of tiredness and fatigue. But her mother, Joanne, said that doctors downplayed the symptoms to severe anemia and an overwhelming desire to be thin. I felt abandoned by doctors and had nowhere to turn, Joanne told the Telegraph. The doctor said to her, Georgia, you are looking very pale, and I know what you 18-year-old...
  • Is the Big Bang Cycling Through Hidden Time?

    05/29/2015 2:32:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Science ^ | Edward Belbruno
    Who hasn't looked up at the star-studded night sky and wondered, "Where did everything come from?" There are many ways to address this question. It was Edwin Hubble whose telescopic observations of galaxies in 1929 led to the major discovery that the universe is expanding, and that the rate of expansion is proportional to how far the galaxies are from one another. The farther apart they are, they faster they are going. This result implies there was a time about 13.75 billion years ago when the universe began in an event we now call the Big Bang. The evidence suggests...
  • US Forest Ranger told Camp Host to take down US Flag

    05/29/2015 2:30:54 PM PDT · by GrandmaC · 82 replies
    Last weekend was Memorial Weekend, honoring our fallen soldiers who lost their lives defending our country and our flag. Last weekend a US Forest Ranger came through our campground at Devils Elbow, which is Idaho Panhandle National Forest Land. He told our camp host, Butch & Sharon, they had to take down their US Flag. He refused. I don't know the outcome of his refusal, their is a chance he will loose his job. But he states he will not take down his flag. We also do not know if this ranger was acting on his own, or if this...
  • Inevitable: Rand Paul supporting group labels Ted Cruz the capitulating Canadian

    05/29/2015 2:27:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We had a hit in the headlines section this week about how Rand Paul is “under attack” from the rest of the GOP field and it’s probably the best thing that could happen to him. Clearly one of the Super PACs supporting the Kentucky Senator is getting into the spirit of the battle… though perhaps a bit too much. As The Hill reports today, America’s Liberty PAC has released one of the very first attack ads of the cycle as we approach the deadline for the expiration of the PATRIOT Act, and one of their chief targets is Ted...
  • Why the GOP Establishment Wants a Primary Circus

    05/29/2015 2:26:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Shane in Buffalo, New York. I'm glad you waited, sir. You're next on the EIB. No, I've not forgotten the FIFA guy. It's coming right up. Hi, Shane, how are you? CALLER: Hi, Rush, I want to talk about Rand Paul. He was in the news a few days ago talking about how Republicans were responsible for the creation of ISIS. I started thinking about all the other ridiculous things that Rand Paul has done and said in the past that no one really talks about. Rand Paul met with Al Sharpton to discuss criminal justice reform....