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  • Sen. Ted Cruz is the least likely choice for 2016 presidential election (Wait'l you hear why)

    05/04/2015 6:18:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    With over a dozen hopefuls for the republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is the least likely to pull support from the GOP because of his overly conservative politics. A telephone poll conducted by ORC International in April that surveyed 435 republicans found only 7 percent of potential voters in favor of Cruz—sixth place on the list of republican hopefuls led by Jeb Bush with 17 percent. Deporting immigrants, denying climate change, fighting gun-control and opposing gay marriage are issues that may all seem consistent with republican agendas, but when they are being pushed by...
  • Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference' (He's on a mission.)

    05/04/2015 6:18:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/4/15 | NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENN - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness." The country's first black president called for a nationwide mobilization to reverse inequalities and said the cause will remain a mission for the rest of his presidency and his life. "There are consequences to indifference," Obama said. Helping launch a foundation to assist young minorities, Obama said the catalysts of protests in Ferguson, Missouri,...
  • Apple Watch’s Hidden Diagnostic Ports Opens Floodgates For Battery Straps, Innovative Accessories

    05/04/2015 6:17:35 PM PDT · by Utilizer
    Hot Hardware ^ | Monday, May 04, 2015 | Rob Williams
    Apple's Watch launched two weeks ago to some incredible hype (read our review!), and while it almost seemed impossible to not know every single little thing about Cupertino's latest gadget, the company has just one more trick up its sleeve. On one side of the watch face (beneath were you insert the interchangeable straps) is a hidden door that exposes a 6-pin port. It's assumed that this could be used for diagnostic purposes, but with an Apple Watch in hand, company Reserve Strap was able to verify that it could also be used for charging. This is both huge and...
  • Some Users Reported: Skin Irritation And Allergic Reactions Caused by Apple Watch

    05/04/2015 6:12:30 PM PDT · by chevypowell · 1 replies
    Technobezz ^ | MAY 3, 2015 | LIZIDENI
    Apple Watch is a wearable device that always used by us at least in working hours, around 10-12 hours in average, could be more or less. Some users complained about skin irritation and allergic reaction caused by Apple Watch when they’re wearing the device. It’s not caused by material manufacturing fault which is chosen by Apple for the Apple Watch itself. Apple has done a research and test toward all Straps material of Apple Watch. Apple said:
  • Ukraine on the Brink

    05/04/2015 6:12:14 PM PDT · by winedarksea · 1 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | May 1st, 2015 | Christopher S. Carson
    Advocates of the Obama Administration’s nuclear deal with Iran need look no further than Ukraine to see what the consequences of a bad deal with a rogue state can be. Back in February, the leaders of France, Germany and Russia pressured a desperate Ukrainian president into signing an agreement that made no mention of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, guaranteed a “special status” (read: Russian-controlled) eastern Ukraine, and froze in place the current front lines. This meant that all Russia’s ill-gotten gains would be held by President Putin. In return, Ukraine’s President Poroshenko got a sorely-needed $17.5 billion aid package...
  • The Truth About Smartphone Apps That Secretly Connect to User Tracking and Ad Sites

    05/04/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer
    MIT Technology Review ^ | May 1, 2015 | Not Listed
    Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites. There are essentially two starkly different environments in which to download apps. The first is Apple’s app store, which carefully vets apps before allowing only those deemed fit to appear. The second is the Google Play store, which is more open because Google exercises a lighter touch in vetting apps, only excluding those that are obviously malicious. But because Google Play is more open, the apps it offers span a much wider quality range. Many connect to ad-related sites...
  • Thornberry: Worries about Operation Jade Helm 15 ‘silly’

    05/04/2015 6:08:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 4, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    The chairman of the House Armed Services committee called concerns about a special forces training exercise in Texas “silly” on Monday, dismissing conspiracy theories of impending martial law His comments come a week after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the State Guard to monitor the exercise, a move widely criticized by Democrats and some Republicans. “These are incredibly capable, patriotic Americans and the notion that they’re going to be some sort of private army for the president to take away all our guns is just silly,” said Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon.
  • Report: Fiancee of Missing Kayaker Wrote in Diary She Wanted Him Dead

    05/04/2015 6:00:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 4, 2015
    Angelika Graswald, a New York woman accused of killing her fiance and falsely reporting he died in a kayaking accident, says she is wrongfully accused of murder based on outdated entries in her diary. In an interview with News 12 Westchester from behind bars, the 35-year-old Graswald said authorities arrested her after reading entries in her diary in which she wrote there were times she wished her fiance, Vincent Viafore, dead because he pushed her for rough sex and wanted her to engage in threesomes. Graswald told the station the diary entries were written during tough times and stressed she...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Beale Air Force Base, California ~ 05 MAY 2015

    05/04/2015 5:58:41 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 10 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Beale Air Force Base, CaliforniaBeale AFB is the home of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and located outside of Linda, about 10 miles east of the towns of Marysville and Yuba City and about 40 miles north of Sacramento. Beale is a large base in terms of land and has five gates providing access on all sides of the base. Visitors enter the base through a main gate that local merchants, individuals and the Beale Military Liaison Committee donated $100,000 to construct. The base is home for approximately 4,000 military personnel.The 9th...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : Launch the FLORIDA Campaign into Warp Drive : Tampa, FL July-18-2015 (RSVP)

    05/04/2015 5:58:35 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 3 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2015-05-04 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Launch the Ted Cruz 2016 FLORIDA Campaign into Warp Drive ! Date: Saturday -- July 18, 2015 Time: 11:00 to 1:00 PM Place: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL) Questions : Ted-Cruz-20165 @ Engineering-Excellence.US .
  • Weekly Standard Succumbs to Liberal Rhetoric on Governor Palin

    05/04/2015 5:55:32 PM PDT · by Bratch · 9 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | May 04 2015 | Steve Flesher
    In what appears to be an attempt to defend Carly Fiorina, The Weekly Standard apparently believes that its smarter politics to eat their own (on the basis of outdated and definitely weakened narratives) instead of staying on offense against the left which could have been easily accomplished. As Carly Fiorina officially enters the GOP’s presidential lineup, the lamestream media is already comparing her to Governor Palin. As you may recall, they did the same thing with Michele Bachmann in 2012.  And sadly, we have Republican writers ready to fall for their trick in their efforts to get Republicans back into defense mode by bashing someone like Governor...
  • Paul Weighs in on Cruz Effort to Block D.C. Law

    05/04/2015 5:55:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4:34 p.m. on May 4 | Bridget Bowman
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has weighed in on Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to strike down a District of Columbia law aimed at combating workplace discrimination, seemingly supporting Cruz’s effort.Last week, the House voted to block the District’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act and the Texas Republican urged the Senate to take similar action. Paul appears to support the effort to block the law, which conservatives said could violate religious freedom.“Sen. Paul has always been strongly opposed to the government usurping the constitutional rights of American citizens, and will continue to fight to preserve our nation’s religious freedom,” a Paul spokesperson...
  • Are you choking, boiling on the inside, or foaming at the mouth?

    05/04/2015 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Baynative · 14 replies
    YoursTruly ^ | 4/4/15 | Baynative
    It has come to my attention that on May 4, 2007 the UN panel on Global Warming stated that we would reach the tipping point in exactly 8 years unless drastic measures were taken. The deadline arrived today.
  • Theological Faggoting: Liberation Theology Producing Gay Theology in Brazil

    05/04/2015 5:52:54 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Theological Faggoting: Liberation Theology and Theology of Integral Mission Environment Producing Gay Theology in Brazil How to understand the development of the most advanced homosexual theology in Brazil By Julio Severo Introduction When I had already finished this report, a bombshell came: Toni Reis, the founder of ABGLT, gave a speech in a sex education class in the Evangelical College of Paraná, Brazil, in late April 2015. ABGLT, the largest homosexual organization in Brazil, has today consultative status in the United Nations system. Reis filed complaints in 2013 against Rev. Silas Malafaia, the most prominent Assemblies of God minister...
  • Beneath Antarctica, a wonderland of oil awaits exploitation

    05/04/2015 5:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 4, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    A report in The New York Times published on Monday revealed that the Chinese are aggressively engaged in securing the country’s energy future overseas. The People’s Republic is courting Latin American governments, securing its ties to African strongmen, is building up a military presence in the South China Sea, and has sent hundreds of advisors to the Caribbean; all in pursuit of energy security. One of the PRC’s latest targets is the frozen continent of Antarctica, where an international accord reached in 1959 prohibits mining and military activity. “But [Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to a south Australian port last...
  • Microsoft's Office 2016 Public Preview download is now available

    05/04/2015 5:48:07 PM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    Neowin ^ | May 4, 2015 | Max Slater-Robins
    Back in March, Microsoft made Office 2016, the next major update to one of the companies' most important products, available to IT professionals to test and submit feedback on. Just as they have done with Windows 10, Microsoft is welcoming constructive criticism - or praise - that will help shape the product when it launches later this year. The next step is to open Office 2016 up to the public. On stage at Microsoft's Ignite conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced that the public preview of Office 2016 has been released. In the accompanying blog post, Jared Spataro, general manager for...
  • Fox News erroneously reports that police in Baltimore shot man

    05/04/2015 5:45:13 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/4-15 | Paul Fahri
    Fox News erroneously reported that Baltimore police shot a man Monday in the same neighborhood where unrest broke out last week — a mistake quickly corrected by the news network.
  • Cops Raid Illegal Dog Fight in Car Wash and Rescue 3 Pit Bulls - Including One in Critical Condition

    05/04/2015 5:38:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Officials rescued three abused pit bulls in the middle of an illegal dog fight this weekend taking place in a car wash in Paterson, New Jersey. One of the dogs, which was found bleeding and severely injured, has been given a 50/50 chance of living after being whisked away from the fighting pen on Friday. Four men have been arrested after the fight, including the ringleader and landlord who rented out the building. Officials rescued three abused pit bulls in the middle of an illegal dog fight this weekend taking place in a car wash in Paterson, New Jersey. One...
  • WINNER ANNOUNCED in Texas ‘Draw Mohammad Contest’ After Terror Attack

    05/04/2015 5:24:01 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 31 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A winner was announced in the Texas Draw Mohammad Contest by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). The winner was offered a $10,000 cash prize. Via American Thinker:
  • 'No Room' For Gays in Kenya, Says Deputy President

    05/04/2015 5:16:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Kenya's deputy president has said there is "no room" for homosexuality in Kenyan society, a widely-shared view in African countries that puts their leaders at odds with Western aid donors who back gay rights. William Ruto made the remarks at a church service on Sunday, the day U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks. The United States has been at the forefront of calls for gay rights in Africa and criticizes anti-gay laws on the continent. "The Republic of Kenya is a republic that worships God. We have no room for gays and those others," Ruto told a...
  • Debates, Not Money Will Winnow GOP Field

    05/04/2015 5:11:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    This is the week when an already crowded Republican presidential field really starts to fill up. One by Mike Huckabee will soon follow today’s announcements by Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. Before long they will be joined by Governor Scott Walker and eventually as many as 20 candidates will be running for the GOP nomination. Not all of them are likely to be serious possibilities and the members of this week’s trio are all assumed to be long shots. But the cavalry charge of candidates heading to Iowa and New Hampshire creates a situation that renders moot much of...
  • Boston Marathon bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

    05/04/2015 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 4/5/15 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial. Tsarnaev, 21, wiped tears from his eyes quickly and fidgeted in his chair as his mother's sister sobbed uncontrollably. He had maintained a disinterested expression since his trial began in January. The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, cried as she sat down about 10 feet from Tsarnaev. The tears began falling before she began to testify, and she was only able to answer questions about her...
  • Bar Owner on Trial for 'Killing' Customer Who Drank 56 Shots

    05/04/2015 5:05:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, May 5, 2015 | Ian Sparks
    A BAR owner accused of killing a customer by letting him drink 56 “shots” of spirits went on trial for manslaughter yesterday.The 57-year-old man was trying to beat a record of 55 shots in one evening at Le Starter, a bar in Clermont-Ferrand, central France. The landlord allegedly told his customer “only 12 to go” as he neared his target. After completing the challenge, he was carried home by his daughter and friends – but he had a heart attack and died the next day. The daughter’s lawyer Antoine Portal said before the trial: “It is not known whether he...
  • Streamwood man thwarts robbery attempt, authorities say

    05/04/2015 5:04:06 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    daily herald ^ | : 5/4/2015 | Barbara Vitello
    A Streamwood 18-year-old accused of trying to rob a man by saying he had a gun was arrested after the man pulled a gun on him, authorities say. Prosecutors say the intended victim has a valid concealed carry permit.
  • Finally,Far Left Liberals Out Of Excuses.Unable To Explain Baltimore Crisis During Interviews.

    05/04/2015 5:03:45 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 11 replies
    Now the liberal commentators are really backed into a corner when being interviewed,especially on Fox.Did anyone catch the last time Alan Colmes spoke of the Baltimore Riots? He actually had the nerve to bring up "Corporate Record Profits" as an excuse for Baltimore. Now that's a sign that they have run out of excuses, no more "Bush Excuses",No More "Global Warming" excuses, along with all of the investments for the poor. It's becoming laughable to hear the latest excuses, and they have nothing to do with what brought Baltimore down to its knees!
  • Why events like the Mohammad Cartoon Contest are important

    05/04/2015 5:00:26 PM PDT · by upchuck · 15 replies
    newsmachete ^ | 5/4/2015
    By now you've heard about the two shooters who attacked the Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. They shot one guard and then were killed themselves. The raging debate is: is the contest an important demonstration of free speech, or a needless provocation against the Muslim religion? After all, we wouldn't defend a contest that made fun of Christianity, or a contest that made fun of Judaism, would we? In actuality, of course, Christianity and Judaism are ridiculed non-stop, 24/7. Movies, books, and the media portray Christians as nutjobs, perverts, and radicals. Anti-Semitism loosely disguised as anti-Israel rhetoric has...
  • Ever notice something is always left out of some crime reports?

    05/04/2015 4:48:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-04-15 | DrJohn
      Brian Moore is dead. He was shot in the face two days ago. Moore was 25 at the time of his death. Since joining the NYPD five years ago he made 150 arrests and was awarded two exceptional police service medals and two meritorious police service medals. Here is the ABC News account of the story. Go read it. I'll wait. Notice anything missing? Here are the accounts of the Michael Brown shooting. CNN: Monday was supposed to be Michael Brown's first day at technical college. Instead, his parents were planning his funeral. The 18-year-old was shot by a...
  • Immigrants to U.S. From China Top Those From Mexico

    05/04/2015 4:45:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 3, 2015 | Neil Shah
    Increasing numbers move to study, work and unite with families in the countrymove over, Mexico. When it comes to sending immigrants to the U.S., China and India have taken the lead. China was the country of origin for 147,000 recent U.S. immigrants in 2013, while Mexico sent just 125,000, according to a Census Bureau study by researcher Eric Jensen and others. India, with 129,000 immigrants, also topped Mexico, though the two countries’ results weren’t statistically different from each other. For the study, presented last week at the Population Association of America conference in San Diego, researchers analyzed annual immigration data...
  • Armenian Genocide Was Not About Muslims Killing Christians

    05/04/2015 4:45:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 23/4/15
    .... "My father was a refugee from the massacres, not my grandparents. Every day, my sister and I would hear tales of history first-hand from my father. The thing that bothers and upsets me the most is hearing that it was about Muslims killing Christians. We all fall into the trap of this political propaganda. The murderers are not just after a victim. They want to accomplish a goal. When people are labeled – 'we are Muslims,' 'you are Christians' - it draws more resentful people to become killers, it leads them to sharpen their swords, and it gives new...
  • Muslim Gunman Avoided No-Fly List, Then Received Probation After Judge Threw Out Terrorism Carge

    05/04/2015 4:41:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Elton Simpson, one of the Mohammed art-contest gunmen killed Sunday in Texas, dodged federal efforts to place him on the no-fly list and pin terrorism charges on him earlier this decade, receiving instead probation and a $500 fine. Simpson was found guilty in 2011 of making a false statement to FBI investigators regarding his plans to travel to Africa, for which he received three years’ probation, a $500 fine and another $100 charge, according to court documents posted online on the website scribd. The documents show that an FBI informant recorded hundreds of conversations with Simpson in which they discussed...
  • Baltimore second in per-pupil spending, Census Bureau say (Trickle Down Entitlements - FAIL!!

    05/04/2015 4:37:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 05/21/2013 | Erica L. Green,
    The Baltimore school system ranked second among the nation's 100 largest school districts in how much it spent per pupil in fiscal year 2011, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The city's $15,483 per-pupil expenditure was second to New York City's $19,770. Rounding out the top five were Montgomery County, which spent $15,421; Milwaukee public schools at $14,244; and Prince George's County public schools, which spent $13,775.
  • Planes set ablaze as airstrikes target Yemen's airports

    05/04/2015 4:36:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    In Sanaa, the airstrikes targeted an Ilyushin cargo plane which an airport worker said was used to transport food and supplies to the country's more remote provinces and islands. Houthi rebels and their allies are locked in fierce fighting against forces loyal to exiled Yemen President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Today's airstrikes also hit airports in the city of Hodeida and in the southern city of Aden, witnesses and officials said.
  • Muhammad cartoon organizer called 'Islamophobic, hate-monger' (Supports Cruz, went after Norquist)

    05/04/2015 4:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tom Ensey
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The founder of the organization that sponsored the Mohammad cartoon contest in Garland, TX, has long been in the news as an incendiary spokeswoman for anti-Islamic causes. Pamela Geller is the founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization also known as Stop Islamization of America, which was formed in 2009 to oppose the building of a mosque and community center near the site of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. That controversy propelled Geller into the national spotlight. AFDI has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Geller, who is Jewish, has been denounced...
  • High court on verge of destroying the family

    05/04/2015 4:30:50 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 5/3/15 | Dr. James Dobson
    (Editor’s note: Dr. Dobson has prepared this letter for the constituents of his ministry, Family Talk. It is being shared here before being widely disseminated.) Dear Friends, May I urge you to read this letter carefully? It has been written with a fervent prayer that you will recognize the urgency it conveys. It deals with a decision that is about to be announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing with the definition of marriage. In late June or early July, the justices will reveal their decision to either affirm the definition of marriage as being exclusively between one man and...
  • Do Americans trust Hillary Clinton? Not when she’s running for office.

    05/04/2015 4:30:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4 | Philip Bump
    Carly Fiorina is spending a lot of time making a key argument against the likely Democratic nominee for the presidency in 2016. Hillary Clinton, Fiorina told George Stephanopoulos in making her official announcement Monday, "clearly is not trustworthy, about a whole set of things." Hillary Clinton is not trustworthy, she said on "Fox and Friends" in April. "In effect, @HillaryClinton told us to trust her," Fiorina tweeted in March. "Nothing in her track record suggests we should do so." Americans seem to agree. Our Chris Cillizza outlined recent poll numbers showing that people don't consider Clinton to be trustworthy. But...
  • Obama to nominate Gen. Dunford as Joint Chiefs chairman

    05/04/2015 4:28:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Julian E. Barnes
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to nominate Marine Commandant Gen. Joe Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s most senior military post, according to a senior administration official. Dunford would succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who is retiring this year as the top military advisor to the president and defense secretary. Officials said Air Force Gen. Paul Selva will be nominated to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the senior administration official said.
  • SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident

    05/04/2015 4:26:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an accident while exercising at a resort in the Mexican town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday. He was found lying next to a treadmill Friday at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, near Puerto Vallarta. ... Goldberg left his room at about 4 p.m. to exercise, and family members went to look for him after he didn't return, the Mexican official said. He was found at about 6:30 p.m. in one of the resort's gymnasiums lying by a treadmill in a pool of blood, with a blow to the...
  • Media Slam "Draw Muhammad" Event

    05/04/2015 4:25:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the media came out and defended the Texas Draw Muhammad event targeted by radical Muslims. The Chicago Tribune said the event “poke[s] wicked fun at [religion] … lampoons the ability of persons of faith to compartmentalize.”
  • Seattle Mayor Tackles Shell’s Arctic Plans

    05/04/2015 4:20:05 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    gCaptain ^ | May 4, 2015 | Timothy Gardner
    Royal Dutch Shell’s quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city’s port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat who has fought against new projects by coal and oil companies, applauded the requirement by the city’s planning department. “This is an opportunity for the port and all of us to make a bold statement about how oil companies contribute to climate change, oil spills and other environmental disasters – and...
  • Cotati family feels ‘pulse’ of the land

    05/04/2015 4:17:35 PM PDT · by rey · 7 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 4 May 2015 | JONAH RASKIN
    Rebecca Black and Roy Smith, both 44 and native Californians, get to work soon after sunrise. By 7:30 a.m., they’re busy in the cottage they rent on Old Redwood Highway in Cotati, where they live with their two daughters, Siena Smith, 11, and Lillian Black, 12. This morning, Smith skins and guts a 13-year-old goat, chops up the liver to feed the cats and dogs and saves the best parts for a family meal. Meanwhile, in the backyard, Black tans the goat’s hide. In this super eco-driven household, almost nothing goes to waste. Nearly everything is recycled and everyone is...
  • 3D printers are churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs

    05/04/2015 4:15:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | April 20, 2015 | Brian Wang
    The advent of three-dimensional (3D) printing has generated a swell of interest in artificial organs meant to replace, or even enhance, human machinery. Printed organs, such as a proto­type outer ear developed by researchers at Princeton University in New Jersey and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, was on the agenda at the Inside 3D Printing conference in New York on 15–17 April. The ear is printed from a range of materials: a hydrogel to form an ear-shaped scaffold, cells that will grow to form cartilage, and silver nanoparticles to form an antenna. Printed body parts brought in US$537 million...
  • 'Wounded Warrior’ Charity Unleashes Hell—On Other Veteran Groups

    05/04/2015 4:12:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5-4-15 | Tim Mak
    What happens when a non-profit that was started to help veterans becomes the neighborhood bully? For a charity supposedly devoted to helping veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project spends an enormous amount of time suing or threatening to sue small non-profits—spending resources on litigation that could otherwise be spent on the vets they profess to serve. At issue is the Wounded Warrior Project’s brand: the charity has become particularly litigious over the use of the phrase ‘wounded warrior’ or logos that involve silhouetted soldiers. At least seven such charities have discussed their legal problems with The Daily Beast. The Wounded Warrior...
  • Qatar Airways' plans to boost US flights upset airlines

    05/04/2015 4:05:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2015
    [NEW YORK] Qatar Airways on Monday said it plans to expand its services to the United States, in a move that rankled US airlines which accuse it of competing unfairly through state subsidies. The Gulf carrier announced its first direct flights to Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta from its Doha hub and its second daily flight to New York.
  • Libyan Beheaded in Benghazi for Witchcraft: Report

    05/04/2015 4:04:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Public Storage ^ | 4 May 2015
    IS is claiming to have beheaded a man they accused of witchcraft. The unnamed victim, whom Jihadist web sites said was a Libyan, was reportedly murdered in Benghazi. It is not clear when or precisely where the crime took place. Pictures were posted showing the moment of execution with the man placing his head on the block while his killed raises a sword. There were also photographs of what were claimed to be magic talismans and symbols supposedly found in the man’s possession.
  • Fake Manny Pacquiao With Real Job Goes Back to Life

    05/04/2015 4:00:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, May 04, 2015
    He even shares a similar rags-to-riches lifeManny Pacquiao may have disappointed his fans on Sunday, but his look-alike Johnny Dagami will never. The 42-year-old former factory worker, who impersonates the famous boxer, says, “Many people look to me like the real Manny Pacquiao,” reported ‘BBC.com’ People take pictures with him, “because it’s hard to get the real Pacquiao,’ he says. And Dagami is clearly enjoying his shot at fame. In fact, not only does he look like the real hero, but he also mirrors a similar rags-to-riches life story. He comes from a poor family and, according to him, he...
  • The Moral of Caesar [The Republic Was Dead Already]

    05/04/2015 3:59:48 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 16 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | May 2015 | Roger Kimball
    Caesar's death was more than the end of an extraordinary life; it was the end of an era. Karl Theodor von Piloty, The Murder of Caesar (1865), oil on canvas “No country was ever saved by good men,” Horace Walpole once observed, “because good men will not go to the length that may be necessary.” I thought often of Walpole’s remark while reading Barry Strauss’s thrilling account of the assassination of Julius Caesar, which is full of robust men going to incarnadine lengths. [snip] I have always been slightly puzzled about what exactly Caesar did to rouse the murderous fury...
  • Organizer of muhammad cartoon contest describes shooting [interview]

  • Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife

    05/04/2015 3:58:49 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man's wife. Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners. After the April 20 race, her daughter took to social media to try to find the man, who clearly left an impression on her mom. Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news outlet, passed on a letter addressed to...
  • Obama on My Brother’s Keeper: A mission for the ‘rest of my life’

    05/04/2015 3:49:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 4, 2015 | Adam Howard
    In a personal and impassioned speech Monday at Lehman College in New York City, President Barack Obama unveiled a new private sector-funded expansion of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which seeks to provide incentives and opportunities for young men of color in high-risk areas to improve their lives. The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, which arrives on the heels of protests and violent clashes with police in Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, is a “big deal” to the president.
  • 20.7% of Jobs in Baltimore Are Government Jobs

    05/04/2015 3:47:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20.7 percent of the nonfarm jobs in the City of Baltimore in March were government jobs. Nationally, 15.5 percent of all jobs are government jobs. Within the borders of Baltimore City in March, according to BLS, there were 364,200 total “employees.” These employees included both people who lived in the city as well as people who lived outside the city but worked within its limits. Singular individuals who were employed in two different jobs at the same time are counted as two employees in the BLS survey. Of the 364,200 total jobs in...