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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Sky Soldiers ~ November 26, 2012

    11/25/2012 5:05:01 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Sky Soldiers173D Airborne BrigadeAll info and photos from this website.             BRIGADE HISTORY  The 173D Airborne Brigade was activated on the island of Okinawa on March 26, 1963. From its beginning, it proved to be an aggressive and unique unit led by (then) Brigadier General Ellis W. Williamson who established...
  • Gun Talk Radio 11/25/12

    11/25/2012 5:04:50 PM PST · by mylife · 116 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 11/25/12 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 11/25/12~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • WHAT WOULD JESUS SHOOT? Churches offering concealed-carry weapons training to attract members

    11/25/2012 5:00:45 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 36 replies
    The Daily ^ | 11/25/12 | Justin Rocket Silverman
    MARENGO, Ohio — Salvation isn’t automatic — but it might be semiautomatic. In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches — including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus — are offering an unconventional public service: Concealed weapons training. “Church has done a good job with coffee klatsches or whatever, but we haven’t really reached out to guys,” said Jeff Copley, a preacher at the church. “And guys in Morrow Country, they shoot and they hunt.” Hundreds of students have enrolled in the 10-hour course, which meets the state requirements...
  • ***‘The Walking Dead’***Spoilers**

    11/25/2012 4:47:38 PM PST · by virgil283 · 25 replies
    inquisitr ^ | Posted: November 24, 2012 | Tara Dodrill
    "The Walking Dead fans will have to wait until the final episode before the Mid-Season break to see **** and *** reunite, if spoiler alerts are accurate. Even though “When the Dead Come Knocking” episode is not expected to offer the chance to see the ***** once again come face-to-face, there will still be plenty of action and drama on AMC Sunday evening. **** briefly showcased a sliver of humanity when he nearly defied The Governor when stating he wanted to go search for ****. The tenderhearted *** moment quickly disappeared. *** will take great pleasure ***** during the next...
  • Auburn Football Coach Gene Chizik is out.

    11/25/2012 4:43:08 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 88 replies
    email | 11/25/12 | Gene Chizik
    To the Auburn Family: I am very grateful for the opportunity that I had during the last four seasons to serve as the head football coach at Auburn University. I’m extremely disappointed with the way this season turned out and I apologize to the Auburn family and our team for what they have had to endure. In my 27 years of coaching, I have gained an understanding of the high expectations in this profession. When expectations are not met, I understand changes must be made. While we experienced a tremendous low in 2012, I will always be proud of the...
  • Near Tahrir, 3 women have clothes ripped off, chased by mob (Egypt)

    11/25/2012 4:38:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    bikyamasr.com ^ | 25 November 2012 | Joseph Mayton |
    CAIRO: An angry mob of around 300 men near Egypt’s Tahrir Square attacked and ripped three women’s clothes off and chased them near one of the field hospitals by the square. The state-run al-Ahram newspaper reported that the women, of an unknown age, had their clothes torn from their bodies by the mob, assaulted and were then chased near the frontlines of the ongoing clashes with police on Sunday early afternoon. The report said that protesters nearby who saw the incident intervened and rescued the women from further assault. On Friday, as tens of thousands converged on the main Egyptian...
  • US planned to blow up the MOON with a nuclear bomb to win Cold War bragging rights over USSR

    11/25/2012 4:28:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 25 November 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Revealed: How the U.S. planned to blow up the MOON with a nuclear bomb to win Cold War bragging rights over Soviet Union - Scientists were hoping for giant flash on the moon that would intimidate the Soviet Union - Aim of mission was to launch the nuke by 1959 - Plan was later scrapped due to possible danger to people on Earth It may sound like a plot straight out of a science fiction novel, but a U.S. mission to blow up the moon with a nuke was very real in the 1950s. At the height of the space...
  • Shun 'worldly logic of power': Pope Benedict to new cardinals

    11/25/2012 4:25:20 PM PST · by haffast · 10 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 11/25/2012 | Reuters
    VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict on Sunday told six prelates newly elevated to the rank of cardinal that all Catholic leaders should shun the "worldly logic of power" and stick to spreading the gospel. snip "To be disciples of Jesus, then, means not letting ourselves be allured by the worldly logic of power, but bringing into the world the light of truth and God's love," he said. "To you, dear and venerable brother cardinals — I think in particular of those created yesterday — is entrusted this demanding responsibility: to bear witness to the kingdom of God, to the truth." snip...
  • Lamborghini Miami Strikes Gold With Foreign Rich

    11/25/2012 4:22:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 20, 2012 | Robert Frank, Reporter & Editor
    Brett David has been selling Lamborghinis in Miami since he was 14 years old. But never before has he sold so many super-cars to so many overseas buyers. “I haven’t sold a Lamborghini to somebody who spoke English as their primary language in months and months, ” said David, the CEO of Lamborghini Miami, founded by his father. “It’s been months and months.” The flood of overseas wealth pouring into the United States is remaking many corners of the economy, from the Manhattan condo market to the market for Abstract Expressionist paintings to wine, jewelry and fashion. But nowhere is...
  • The “right” to healthcare does not require a doctor to work for free

    11/25/2012 4:12:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 65 replies
    Med City News ^ | 11-23-12 | Kevin Smith MD
    After the election, a lot of people are excited that they can now get healthcare. Or maybe not quite yet, but by 2014, when ObamaCare is fully implemented. The only problem is that healthcare is not like an Obama phone. The phones are all made by a standard process in a factory, probably in China, and they usually work. You can use them to call a healthcare provider. But you usually get the ’if this is an emergency, hang up and dial 911,’ followed by the phone menu. How will this change with ObamaCare? Doesn’t that give you a right...
  • The Great Republican/Democrat switch-er-oo

    11/25/2012 4:04:54 PM PST · by LiberConservative · 43 replies
    self (vanity) | 11/25/2012 | self
    I'm conservative/libertarian. My family are all Obama 'Rats/moochers/OWS types. We had just watched the movie "Lincoln". I opined that it was good (and unusual) to see a Hollywood movie cast middle-aged, white, male Republicans in a favorable light. Yes, of course, the conversation immediately became about race. A few of my family said that at some point in history Republicans became and Democrats and vise-versa. I thought my head was going to explode. I am a huge fan of history and absorb it - especially the civil war. But I had never heard this before. Should I buy more duct...
  • Four-year fight for family health coverage leads lesbian couple to Supreme Court’s door

    11/25/2012 4:02:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    washington post ^ | 11.25.2012 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of newlyweds, Karen Golinski was eager to enjoy the financial fruits of marriage. Within weeks of her wedding, she applied to add her spouse to her employer-sponsored health care plan, a move that would save the couple thousands of dollars a year. Her ordinarily routine request still is being debated more than four years later, and by the likes of former attorneys general, a slew of senators, the Obama administration and possibly this week, the U.S. Supreme Court. Because Golinski is married to another woman and works for the U.S. government, her claim for...
  • Brave 5-year-old girl didn't cry after she was shot in stomach outside Bronx apartment

    11/25/2012 4:02:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/25/12 | LAUREL BABCOCK, KIRSTAN CONLEY and ANTONIO ANTENUCCI
    An adorable 5-year-old girl on her way home from a family baby shower was shot in the stomach by a stray bullet early this morning in front of her Bronx apartment building, police said. Relatives thought young Hailey Dominguez had fainted on the steps in the Hughes Avenue courtyard outside her apartment shortly before 1 a.m. They tried to carry her to the fifth-floor apartment where she lived before they realized she had been shot. "We didn't know she got shot," said Keyla Rosario, the victim’s 15-year-old sister. "We were crying, not her."
  • Investigators looking into 'unanswered questions' about Mary Richardson Kennedy's suicide

    11/25/2012 3:57:46 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/25/12 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    Mary Richardson Kennedy’s family hired a high-powered Washington investigation firm and an ex- Manhattan homicide prosecutor to look into her death, The Post has learned. The firm focused its probe on Robert Kennedy Jr., Mary’s estranged husband, and on many “unanswered questions,” according to sources who say they were questioned in the months following her May 16 suicide. “It was definitely my impression that they were pursuing a wrongful-death action,” said a confidant of Mary’s interviewed by family investigators. “They had the same concerns I had about the crime scene.”
  • In world's most religious country, humanists rally for secular space

    11/25/2012 3:54:09 PM PST · by haffast · 13 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/25/2012 | Chris Stein
    In Ghana, where deeply held religious beliefs unite much of the population, a new group has formed around a shared disbelief in religion. The Humanist Association of Ghana practices a philosophy that is mostly unheard of in Ghana, which a recent survey ranked as the most religious country in the world. Nonetheless, the group has already made waves in West Africa. Last weekend, the association hosted humanists from across the region for a conference in the capital Accra, where attendees listened as speakers discussed the impact humanists could make on West African society. Lecturers talked about how humanists can stand...
  • Before firing, W.Va. superintendent acted on audit

    11/25/2012 3:53:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    charleston daily mail ^ | 11.25.2012 | AP
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Jorea Marple was carrying out numerous recommendations from the much-discussed audit of West Virginia's public schools system when she was fired as superintendent, by Board of Education members eager to signal to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the Legislature that they supported the extensive review of education spending, policy and organization. Those board members have cited the need for change when explaining Marple's ouster, in light of struggling student performance. At least one member, Gayle Manchin, has commented further. "My viewpoint was, we should all embrace this audit and garner from its findings and recommendation that would...
  • CURL: Post-election surprise: A slew of bad news

    11/25/2012 3:53:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Breaking with tradition, this election cycle bypassed the “October Surprise,” unless you count finding out that Donald Trump is a complete idiot. (His “shocking news” on President Obama was his announcement that he was offering $5 million for the release of all drawings the Kenyan native did in kindergarten.) In the end, there wasn’t even a “November Surprise.” Americans, happy with their free stuff from the federal government and fully content to go $1 trillion in debt to get it, stuck with the status quo. The first post-partisan president divided America by class, sex, race, religion and America said,...
  • Transhumanism: Taking the Place of Our Creator

    11/25/2012 3:47:46 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    NC Register ^ | November 24, 2012 | REBECCA TAYLOR
    There is a dangerous philosophy emerging in our fast-paced, technology-driven world of which most people are totally unaware. And yet, when Francis Fukuyama, economist at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, was asked what idea posed the "greatest threat to the welfare of humanity," his answer was this philosophy.  And yet I'm positive most Catholics have never heard of it. Catholics certainly do not realize that they are being fed a steady diet of images in popular media that play right to the more seductive aspects of this ideology. What is it? It is transhumanism. "What is that?"...
  • The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

    11/25/2012 3:45:32 PM PST · by plain talk · 109 replies
    MedCity News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Jane Orient
    It may be unpopular to say so, but it is true: the U.S. is very close to, if not past, the tipping point at which the majority of the people are net beneficiaries of big government — or so they think. People who receive a check from the government may see voting for a smaller government as contrary to their best interest. If they don’t pay taxes, why should they care about a tax increase? Perceptions are, however, deceiving.”Healthcare reform,” as the (Un)Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is billed, probably shows more clearly than anything else how most Americans, including Romney’s...
  • An Ambassador's Fate: Global Elites, U.S. Dept of State and a Kid - [Benghazi MEPI Series]

    11/25/2012 3:42:49 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 6 replies
    Vanity | 11/25/2012 | Self
    The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), http://mepi.state.gov, lists "Developing Civil Society" as one of the "things it does". Under "Where We Work", they list: Algeria Bahrain Egypt Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Morocco Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Tunisia United Arab Emirates West Bank & Gaza Yemen Of course, Benghazi is in Libya, so it appears that MEPI is not hiding the fact that they work in Libya, but proudly telling the world on their website. And you thought the U.S. Senate had to approve all Treaties and therefore had the duty of overseeing U.S. foreign relations. Overseeing ? More like...
  • Sprinklers go off in the third quarter of Dolphins-Seahawks at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium

    11/25/2012 3:38:15 PM PST · by BerryDingle · 14 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 25 November, 2012 | Doug Farrar
    The sprinklers went off on the Sun Life field, dousing everybody with water. One side judge ran away like the sprinklers were full of hot lava, while some players seemed to enjoy cooling off in the Miami heat. Someone found the off switch a few seconds later, and play resumed.
  • What's is your bug out bag?

    11/25/2012 3:37:35 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 133 replies
    11-25-12
    What's in your bug out bag? My eldest calls them Good bags, Get out of Dodge. My second daughter (see home page) calls it her apocalypse crate, a rubber maid container filled with all the stuff she'll need, and has it in her car. It has all her old army stuff that couldn't be returned. For example, gas masks, mre's etc. Ours has the normal stuff, blankets, food, flashlights, water, clothes, fire, ammo, etc. It might be a good thread to have input, suggestions, what's good, what's frivolous.
  • London Fans Spark Outrage Over “Free Palestine” Chants (Soccer, Rome)

    11/25/2012 3:32:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2012, 9:30 AM | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, has expressed “shock and dismay” at the latest display of anti-Semitism among supporters of the Italian club S.S. Lazio, which occurred during a Europa League match between Lazio and the English club Tottenham Hotspur in Rome on Thursday evening. The match was marred by anti-Semitic chanting, with Lazio fans shouting “Juden Tottenham, Juden Tottenham” and unrolling a huge banner reading “Free Palestine”. …
  • Op-Ed: Peace is a Special Language We All Must Learn to Speak (Barfalicious, Malnutritious)

    11/25/2012 3:28:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/12 | Ece Koc
    Everyone has an opinion about the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. Some say that Palestinians started it with their rockets aimed at Israel territory, while others say that Israel was using disproportionate force and killing innocent people in Gaza. These points have been debated in the media all over the world. We must realize that following the same paths of hatred and rage will always lead to the same results - pain for both parties, people dying on both sides and a life of fear with no ability to see the hope for the future. It is time for everyone...
  • ‘Kill List’ rule book may be coming soon to the White House Situation Room

    11/25/2012 3:18:15 PM PST · by haffast · 36 replies
    The Ticket ^ | 11/25/2012 | Dylan Stableford
    The White House "kill list"--a regularly updated chart showing the world's most wanted terrorists used by President Barack Obama during kill or capture debates--may soon be getting a rule book to go with it. According to the New York Times, the administration--faced with the possibility that President Obama might lose the 2012 election to Mitt Romney--"accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures." Until now, President Obama has had the "final moral calculation" overseeing the "kill...
  • What to do with free roaming cats?

    11/25/2012 3:17:35 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 201 replies
    11/25/2012 | Me
    There is a house cat that is being allowed to roam free. What do I do?
  • Black Friday Brawl At Roseville Galleria Caught On Tape (CA)

    11/25/2012 3:11:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    CBS13 ^ | 11.25.2012 | CBS13
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – Fists flew during a Black Friday fight at the Roseville Galleria as three men trade blows, knocking down a display. They were possibly fighting over a pair of shoes. It happened in the middle of the mall, as families watched in horror. The sea of chaos was the last thing Lawrence Corpus thought he’d see while Black Friday shopping with his family at the Westfield Galleria. “It could have easily become a riot,” said Corpus. But when fists started flying, Corpus pulled out his iPhone and began recording. “I know a guy took the top of a...
  • Man critically burned when space heater sparks fire (poured kerosene into lighted space heater)

    11/25/2012 3:07:29 PM PST · by Arthurio · 41 replies
    An Oxon Hill man was critically injured when he tried to pour kerosene into a lighted space heater in his living room early Sunday, fire officials said. The 50-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, suffered burns to 70 to 80 percent of his body, according to Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor. He said the burns included respiratory damage that is difficult to survive. Firefighters were summoned to the single-family home in the 5100 block of Boulder Drive at 5:15 a.m. to find that the kerosene had ignited the area of the living room surrounding the heater. The...
  • Cops: Walmart shoplifter dies after confrontation with workers

    11/25/2012 3:02:06 PM PST · by Arthurio · 30 replies
    A police investigation is under way, after a man suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart died during his confrontation with store employees. According to a police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News, the incident happened at the Walmart on Fairington Road in Lithonia. The police report said that about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a middle aged man was caught shoplifting two DVD players. He exited the front door of the store and three employees caught him in the parking lot, where a physical altercation took place while they detained him. When police arrived, they found the employees on top...
  • Obama signs new law to kick out all Zionists agents (Iranian press)

    11/25/2012 2:51:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | 11/25/12 | staff
    Seventy hours ago, at this writing, while on Air Force One, President Barack Obama issued a press release that has been utterly ignored by the Western Press. The president has openly announced a move against violent plotters inside the US government and espionage agents. He does not use the terms “AIPAC” or “the Israel lobby” but it is highly unlikely he could be referring to anything else. In fact, we can think of no other group. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/24/274332/aipac-decapitators-inside-us-govt/ Presidential Memorandum — National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS...
  • Migrant workers note new dynamic (and swarm out of the woodwork)

    11/25/2012 2:51:39 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The (Hanover) Evening-Sun ^ | November 24, 2012 | AMY STANSBURY
    Gorditas, it means little fat ones. Maria Alejandra shared the meaning behind these fluffy cinnamon flavored cookies with her guests, guiding the plate around the room, urging everyone to take more. Take - tome in Spanish. Eat - come. She bounced her 13-month-old daughter, Cielo, on her knee as she told her story. Born in Mexico, Alejandra first moved to the United States with her husband five years ago, after he got a full-time job at a potato chip factory. He had been migrating back and forth from Mexico to the United States as a farmworker since he was a...
  • Stock Market Last Push Higher Before the Big Collapse?

    11/25/2012 2:50:26 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-25-2012 | Graham Summers
    Stock Market Last Push Higher Before the Big Collapse? Stock-Markets / Financial CrashNov 25, 2012 - 01:59 PM By: Graham Summers With most of Wall Street on vacation, those few traders manning their desks are taking advantage of the low volume to push the market sharply higher. This, combined with a large move up by the Euro has pulled the entire risk trade up forcing the US Dollar lower. This move was to be expected on some levels. Since 2002, there has been a rally from just before Thanksgiving until the second week of December. This year is shaping up...
  • Who Were the Beatniks? (Vanity)

    11/25/2012 2:47:21 PM PST · by DustyMoment · 124 replies
    Various | Various | Various
    A lot of FReepers tend to blame Baby Bomers for the ills of the world. The fact is that the Baby Boomers didn't originate a lot of the counter-culture activities of the 60s, they learned them from the Beatniks. So, to help clarify where the Hippies came from, you have to know and understand who the Beatniks were. Here is their story: Beatnik History Imagine it is the year 1959. You are seated at a table with a bottle of cheap red wine, a cigarette glows red in the ashtray. The place; a smoky, dimly lit, seedy, little bar in...
  • Springfield explosion cause: 'Human error,' Massachusetts fire marshal says

    11/25/2012 2:37:15 PM PST · by matt04 · 34 replies
    The massive explosion that rocked Springfield's entertainment district, leveling a strip club and injuring 21 people, was caused by "human error," according to Massachusetts Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan. Officials said a thorough, block-by-block investigation since Friday's blast indicates the city's gas system is safe, intact and functioning properly. The probe will now focus on the Columbia Gas employee responsible for puncturing a gas line with a tool, and whether proper protocol was followed in the build-up to Friday's explosion. The blast injured 21 people, damaged more than three dozen buildings, and prompted a large-scale evacuation of the city's downtown...
  • KRUGMAN: This Is The Chart That Debunks What Everyone Says About The National Debt

    11/25/2012 2:35:18 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    TBI ^ | Joe Weisenthal
    KRUGMAN: This Is The Chart That Debunks What Everyone Says About The National Debt Joe WeisenthalNov. 25, 2012, 11:05 AMPaul Krugman posts a simple chart that makes a profound point. It compares the yield on UK debt vs. US debt. What should stand out for you, instantly, is that the two countries borrow at virtually identical rates, and have for years. What this should show to people is that much of the popular stories that people tell about sovereign debt is a myth. Countries that borrow in their own currencies and can "print" at will don't have default risk, so...
  • Walmart stands firm against the opening post election attacks by Obama’s Union thugs

    11/25/2012 2:33:46 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov 25, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Immediately after Barack Obama’s reelection his union masters beat their chests and growled their demand for “Card Check” the decidedly anti-American dream of Big labor to use physical intimidation to force all of America to be unionized. Under this demented scheme union goons would be allowed to threaten and intimidate workers to scare them into voting to unionize thereby allowing union bosses to steal a portion of their paychecks each week in return for keeping their jobs. Democrats love this because as the crooks and lowlifes they are they look forward to union kickbacks of this extorted money which they...
  • Ketzaleh: Even the 'Best' Likudniks Can't Change Party Policy

    11/25/2012 2:28:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/12 | David Lev
    Candidates running in Sunday's Likud primary have gone out of their way to emphasize their right-wing sensibilities, but even the rightest of the right Likudniks were unable to stop their party from undertaking one of the most devastating blows to the philosophy of love of the Land of Israel – the disengagement from Gaza and Northern Samaria. While former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon – still in bed in a comatose state – broke away to form Kadima before the actual destruction of the communities in Gush Katif, he was a Likud Prime Minister, and many of the forming members of...
  • Padre Island National Seashore remains nearly as wild as it did 50 years ago

    11/25/2012 2:26:59 PM PST · by patriot08 · 39 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | 11/25/2012 | David Sikes
    Outside of Padre Island, there is not a beach in the country where visitors can drive for more than 60 miles without seeing a utility line, light pole, street, boardwalk, commercial or residential structure. Padre Island National Seashore represents the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world. And 66 of the park's 70 miles of beach are open to vehicle traffic. It has been that way long before Padre Island National Seashore was established 50 years ago this year. Most of the park remains as wild as it has ever been. (exercpt) Horine said the national seashore stands...
  • McCain to GOP: Embrace ‘bigger tent,’ ‘leave the [abortion] issue alone’ [VIDEO]

    11/25/2012 2:25:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On “Fox News Sunday,” Arizona Sen. John McCain said the GOP has work to do, including embracing “a bigger tent” to attract a bigger constituency. “I think we have to have a bigger tent. That’s — no doubt about it,” McCain said. “And, obviously we have to do immigration reform. There is no doubt whatsoever that the demographics are not on our side. And, we are going to have to give a much more positive agenda. It can’t be just being against the Democrats and against Harry Reid and against Obama. You got to be for things, and we have...
  • Toronto Vs Calgary 2012 100th Grey Cup Final - CFL Championship thread 6pm EST

    11/25/2012 2:15:24 PM PST · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    Toronto Vs Calgary 2012 100th Grey Cup Final - CFL Championship thread 11/25/12 6pm EST. NBC Sports Network(US) and TSN (Canada) or watch here
  • If Reason and Compromise don't Work, how about Music? Civil War could be a bad Alternative.

    11/25/2012 2:08:29 PM PST · by DanMiller · 14 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 25, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Music and verse have long encouraged churches, nations and others. Perhaps it's time to try that again. Yesterday, I posted this piece because it provided a brief respite from the horrors of what now passes for civilization. It includes two YouTube videos of "flash mobs" doing their bit for good and a rendition of The Impossible Dream. Descending from my cloud of euphoria, I began to wonder whether music and verse might inspire us to understand what we need to do before it becomes too late. During the years of Irish Rebellion, songs of revolution inspired many. During the War...
  • Scientists: Galapagos tortoise can be revived

    11/25/2012 1:45:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | November 22, 2012 | Frank Bajak
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Lonesome George, the late reptile prince of the Galapagos Islands, may be dead, but scientists now say he may not be the last giant tortoise of his species after all. Researchers say they may be able to resurrect the Pinta Island subspecies by launching a cross-breeding program with 17 other tortoises found to contain genetic material similar to that of Lonesome George, who died June 24 at the Pacific Ocean archipelago off Ecuador's coast after repeated failed efforts to reproduce.
  • Forensic profiler: Obama confessing election fraudConcludes 'in his secret fury he stole

    11/25/2012 1:41:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    WND ^ | 11/25/12 | Bob Unruh
    A forensic profiler whose previous cases have included the Natalie Holloway disappearance and the O.J. Simpson double murder says Barack Obama is confessing to stealing the 2012 president election. “Obama appears to unconsciously confess on multiple occasions that in his secret fury he stole the 2012 presidential election – continuing his attacks on our nation,” Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., told WND in an assessment of Obama.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Great Gatsby" (1949)

    11/25/2012 1:32:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1949
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2jh6XkjrHU&list=PL9pRcaYn5SdyILL3bVgSfwDcTJYlRujfV&index=1&feature=plpp_video Today's feature is the 2nd film version and 1st talking one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel about the mysterious Jay Gatsby and the decadent rich Long Islanders of the Jazz Age. This version has been harder to find. I don't believe it's ever been officially released on home video and it's rarely if ever aired on TV. I suppose Paramount may have limited exposure of it in favor of its better known lavish 1974 remake with Robert Redford. Not a perfect film(the death of Myrtle is unintentionally hilarious) but worth watching for fans of the novel. Alan Ladd...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 11/25 7-11pm est

    11/25/2012 1:32:17 PM PST · by Vision · 41 replies
    WAMU ^ | 11/25/12 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    11/25/2012 1:31:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Bleache Report ^ | November 25, 2012 | Justin Onslow
    It wasn’t a pretty game, but for Browns fans, beating the archrival Pittsburgh Steelers was a thing of beauty. The Browns forced seven turnovers in the game, and held the Steelers to just 231 total yards. Only 49 of those yards came from Steelers running backs—a unit which combined for four lost fumbles. Cleveland’s offense didn’t exactly play a great game, but it did just enough to protect the football and eat up clock. The Browns turned over the ball just once, which came in the form of a pick-six to Lawrence Timmons on their first drive. Trent Richardson paced...
  • NV lawmakers seek to repeal anti-communist law

    11/25/2012 1:30:31 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    AP ^ | November 24, 2012
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada legislative panel has decided it's high time to repeal a state law that allows job discrimination against communists. The 12-member Legislative Commission unanimously decided this week to introduce a bill at the 2013 session that would repeal a law that was passed in 1951 during the anti-communist fervor of the Cold War. The law allows employers to reject job applications from communists and their sympathizers, and to fire any communists in their workforce. .... Legislative staffers told the Las Vegas Review-Journal The law was passed during an era of renewed fears that Communists...
  • (Vanity) Demographics Are Not Destiny, or, It's Just How We Roll

    11/25/2012 1:22:31 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies
    grey_whiskers | 11-25-2012 | grey_whiskers
    In the aftermath of President Obama's unexpected re-election, and the even more unexpected further erosion of GOP power in both the House and Senate, the usual GOP firing squad has swung into action. Some have blamed the loss on Romney's incompetent GOTV tool, Orca; others on various flavors of conservativism, from the religious right to those who favor restrictions on immigration; still others blame the problem on the infamous "47% remark" and Obama's pandering to the single mom demographic. And of course, one of the siren calls from the usual group of DC-consultant-whores and Democrat moles and turncoats, is that...
  • 12 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Yourself

    11/25/2012 1:20:02 PM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 13 replies
    12 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Yourself You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. - Mae West You know you’re on the right track when you can repeat each of the following headlines to yourself, honestly. (And if you can’t, this list gives you something positive to work on.) 1. I am following my heart and intuition. Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. Live the life you want to live. Be the person you want to remember years from now. Make decisions and act on them....
  • Four more years of Obama: America will move forward (Cover your keyboard)

    11/25/2012 1:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | November 25, 2012 | Major Dave Mynatt (US Army, Retired)
    I have a slightly different perception of the recent election than many of my friends on the political right. I believe the Republican leadership must now be in some form of catatonic fixation about the results, seeming to believe anything but the obvious and clear: Americans reject the Republican philosophy. In reviewing the election cycle, some things are so clear they cannot be ignored. The Republican money machine must have known from the beginning that it could not win the election on a comparison of principle or policies. Instead, it salted the country with elected and appointed officials who distorted...