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  • America's oldest log cabin - Home built by Finnish settlers more than 130 years before USA founded

    02/20/2018 10:35:59 AM PST · by mairdie
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 February 2018 | Iain Burns
    The oldest standing log cabin the US - including George Washington-era artifacts - has been put on sale for $2.9 million. Nothnagle Log House was built around 1640 by Finnish settlers in the New Sweden Colony along the Delaware. The territory was taken over by the Dutch in 1655, but the magnificent 375-year-old oak cabin still stands in what is now New Jersey. It is owned and operated as a tour site by Harry Rink, 88, and his wife Doris, 75, of Greenwich Township. They are now looking for a buyer willing to accept their unique demands. The new owner...
  • SEC baseball coach resigns after opening weekend

    02/20/2018 10:30:29 AM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    The State ^ | 2/20/2018 | MATT CONNOLLY
    Mississippi State baseball coach Andy Cannizaro resigned from his position Tuesday morning, the school announced in a statement. The move was not related to on-field success as the Bulldogs finished 40-27 last season and advanced to an NCAA Super Regional. Instead, Cannizaro made the move after what he called “poor decisions.” Assistant Gary Henderson will serve as the interim coach. The Bulldogs opened the season with three consecutive losses to No. 21 Southern Miss after being ranked No. 23 by Baseball America in the preseason. Cannizaro played professional baseball before getting into coaching and was an assistant at LSU from...
  • Hillary Clinton’s security detail laughed when she broke her elbow

    02/20/2018 10:29:25 AM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    nypost ^ | 10-2016
    Hillary Clinton’s security detail hated her so much that they privately snickered after she accidentally fell and broke her arm when she was secretary of state in 2009, one of her former guards told the Post. Clinton, then 61, was in the State Department basement on her way to meet President Obama when she took a spill — and ended up in the hospital for an operation to repair her shattered right elbow. “We sort of got the last laugh. It was kind of like payback: You’re treating us like s–t. Hey karma is a bitch! We were smiling to...
  • Dallas mayor pro tem asks NRA convention to relocate, or else be ‘met with opposition’

    02/20/2018 10:19:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway on Monday urged the National Rifle Association to move its upcoming annual convention elsewhere in light of last week’s mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Mr. Caraway, who represents District 4 on the Dallas City Council, told reporters Monday that the NRA would be “met with opposition” if it continues with its annual meeting of members event, scheduled for May 3-6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. “There will be marches and demonstrations should they come to Dallas,” Mr. Caraway said, local ABC affiliate WFAA reported.
  • Florida Student Activists Want to 'Dismantle' NRA; Trump Is 'Disgusting'; FBI Gets a Pass

    02/20/2018 10:10:58 AM PST · by libstripper · 41 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The FBI failed to investigate warnings about the Florida school shooter, but never mind that. And the National Rifle Association has no control over school shootings, but never mind that, either. Two newly minted gun control activists from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are defending the FBI, while demanding that NRA "child murderers" dismantle and disband. And they have declined an invitation to discuss their concerns with President Donald Trump, whom they call "disgusting."
  • Insurer seeking $10 million back from diocese that knew about predator priest

    02/20/2018 10:10:15 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 6 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 2/18/2018 | Mary Ormsby & Sandro Contenta
    One of Canada’s largest liability insurance companies wants the Roman Catholic diocese of London, Ont., to return $10 million paid to the diocese for settlements to victims sexually abused by priests. AXA Insurance, now owned by Intact Financial Corp., accuses the diocese of hiding pedophile priests by moving them to different parishes or duties for decades, thereby misleading the insurance company and exposing it to greater financial risk.
  • Man Falls From Cliff, Dies While Trying to Rescue Dog in Daly City

    02/20/2018 10:04:03 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    AABC7 ^ | Monday, February 19, 2018 | Laura vAnthony
    It was an idyllic but cold holiday morning near Daly City's Thornton Beach, the kind of morning that draws families and dog walkers to the coast. But just after 11:30 a.m., one man's attempt to save his dog cost him his life. The National Park Service confirms the 67-year-old man was trying to get to his stranded dog, which had made its way part way down a cliff, just west of Skyline Drive. But then he slipped and fell as many as 500 feet to his death. Firefighters had to race to beat the high tide to get to the...
  • Immigration, Internet,…: The Left’s Warped, Ridiculously Fake Federalism

    02/20/2018 10:03:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Seton Motley
    Our nation’s Founding Fathers - were geniuses. They overcame the unbelievable handicaps of being white, male and by nigh all accounts all heterosexual - to create the greatest form of government in the history of personkind. Amongst their very many brilliances - was federalism. The concept of a very limited federal government with expressed powers - leaving the unexpressed and all the rest to the states and the people. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments to our Constitution help lock down this federalism. The Founders knew they weren’t perfect (though they came exquisitely close). Their federalism allows states to experiment with...
  • 4 More Hours of Iraq War News - Bombing Baghdad and Jessica Lynch Rescued

    02/20/2018 10:03:20 AM PST · by mairdie · 1 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Bombing Baghdad - 30 Mar 2003 6pm ET Several fires in center of city those show secondary explosions; capture terror camp in northern Iraq; Senator Frisk talks to soldier families; troops haven't yet reached banned weapons areas; fiercest fighting awaits us; aghast at Peter Arnett interview on Iraqi TV Iraq War - Part 2 - Bombing Baghdad - 30 Mar 2003 7pm ET Suicide attacks on troops; troops 50 miles from Baghdad; Marine Huey accident; Peter Arnett says invasion failed; training center with nuclear suits and antidotes; Secret police hq hit in Mosul; Mosul...
  • The Soul And It's Value...Mark pt 8

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • Mike Rowe’s Thoughts On The Florida Shooting Are The Best You Will Hear From Anyone

    02/20/2018 10:01:55 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Justin Caruso
    Mike Rowe shared his thoughts on the recent tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School, and it will blow anything the establishment media has to say out of the water. Rowe wrote on Facebook, “Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things. This is what happened in Florida. A nineteen-year old man chose to do an evil thing. He planned it. He executed it. He succeeded.” “Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things,” he continued. “This is what happened in...
  • Valley bank credits GOP tax cuts for employee bonuses

    02/20/2018 10:00:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    WHSV ^ | Feb 20, 2018
    HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Employees of F&M Bank were surprised on Tuesday to learn they would receive a bonus, which the institution attributes to additional earnings expected as a result of the GOP tax plan. "This is an opportunity we haven't seen during my career, as far as cuts in corporate tax rates," said Executive Vice President Neil Hayslett. "Rather than just banking all that, so to speak, we wanted to share it with the employees." The GOP tax plan cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Those who work more than 30 hours a week...
  • Drinking alcohol more important than exercise for living past 90, study says

    02/20/2018 9:59:50 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Chi Chron ^ | Joe Dziemianowicz
    Researchers discovered that subjects who drank about two glasses of beer or wine a day were 18 percent less likely to experience a premature death, the Independent reports. Meanwhile, participants who exercised 15 to 45 minutes a day, cut the same risk by 11 percent. “I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity,” Kawas stated over the weekend at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin, Texas. Other factors were found to boost longevity, including weight. Participants who were slightly overweight — but not obese — cut...
  • Is the Yellowstone supervolcano close to erupting? Scientists detect more than 200 earthquakes

    02/20/2018 9:59:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 02/19/2018 | By Cheyenne Macdonald
    Latest swarm began Feb 8, about 8mi northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana As of February 18, the scientists say they've detected more than 200 quakes Still, experts say the activity is 'relatively weak,' and alert level remains normal A new swarm of earthquakes has cropped up at the Yellowstone supervolcano, with more than 200 small temblors detected in the last 10 days alone. According to experts with the US Geological Survey, the latest swarm began on February 8 in a region roughly eight miles northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana – and, it’s increased dramatically in the days since. But for...
  • Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, Erdogan says

    02/20/2018 9:56:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 20, 2018 11:42 AM | Gulsen Solaker
    Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, revisiting an issue that caused outrage among secular Turks and warnings from the European Union when his party raised it more than a decade ago. The Islamist-rooted AK Party floated the idea in 2004, two years after it first came to power, as part of a broad overhaul of the Turkish penal code. But the proposal caused a backlash from the secular opposition and EU officials said it could jeopardize Turkey’s efforts to join the union. […] Turkey decriminalized adultery for women in the late 1990s. It had...
  • The Worst Presidents Everyone Forgets About

    02/20/2018 9:55:22 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 19 Feb 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    In 2018, Republicans rail at Barack Obama and Democrats refuse to call Donald Trump "their president," but many of the worst presidents in American history have been largely forgotten. A recent YouGov survey found most Americans ranked Trump the worst president (40 percent), followed by Obama (27 percent). Perhaps unsurprisingly, 71 percent of Democrats said Trump was the worst (6 percent of Republicans agreed). Similarly, 57 percent of Republicans chose Obama as the worst president (2 percent of Democrats agreed). This myopia proved astonishing because even the infamous Richard Nixon paled in comparison to Trump and Obama. Ironically, more Republicans...
  • George Clooney Signaling Political Move– He and Wife Amal Donating $500,000 to March (T)

    02/20/2018 9:54:56 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    showbiz411.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Roger Friedman
    George Clooney continues his charitable giving– now half a million dollars to the March for Our Lives. He and wife Amal will make an appearance at the gun control rally. Clooney is an ardent supporter of civil rights in places like Sudan with the still-going Not On Our Watch (They are still giving hundreds of thousands of dollars there to protect the South Sudan). But this may signal a new political move by him by actual going to Washington DC on March 24th. Clooney– thanks to the sale of his Casamigas Tequila company for $1 billion– now has the money...
  • Will Automation Kill Our jobs? (Or are they creating jobs faster than they are destroying them?)

    02/20/2018 9:53:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/20/2018 | Walter Williams
    A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title "Robots will destroy our jobs — and we're not ready for it." The article claims, "For every job created by robotic automation, several more will be eliminated entirely. ... This disruption will have a devastating impact on our workforce." According to an article in MIT Technology Review, business researchers Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee believe that rapid technological change has been destroying jobs faster than it is creating them, contributing to the stagnation of median income and the growth of inequality in the United States. If technology is destroying jobs...
  • APD calls shooter who stopped violent attack a ‘hero’ (NM

    02/20/2018 9:45:23 AM PST · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 19, 2018 | Ryan Boetel
    Albuquerque police are calling the man who shot and killed another man at Yale and Gibson on Sunday evening a “hero” who may have prevented a murder. Officer Simon Drobik, a police spokesman, said charges are not likely to be filed against the 34-year-old man, but the final decision will be up to the District Attorney’s Office. The man, an Uber driver who has served in the National Guard for 12 years, intervened in a domestic violence altercation that led to the shooting, police said. Drobik told reporters that Xiao Gong, who owns an Albuquerque hotel, was driving her daughter...
  • Fatal Bureau of Investigation

    02/20/2018 9:43:00 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 20, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    After Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, FBI special agent Robert Lasky, head of the bureau’s Miami division, said he “truly regrets” the pain caused by the FBI’s failure to act on a tip about the shooter. The FBI said it had no way to trace the tip, then FBI boss Christopher Wray said the message was never passed on to the FBI’s Miami field office, as official protocol required. Relatives of the victims might have noted the passive verb construction. In typical style, Wray failed to name the person who never passed...