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  • North Korea Says They Want To Help Find The Sony Hackers

    12/20/2014 9:20:05 AM PST · by blam
    BI - Reuters ^ | 12-20-2014 | Hunter Walker
    Hunter Walker December 20, 2014A North Korean official said on Saturday that the secretive regime wants to mount a joint investigation with the United States to identify who was behind the cyber attack against Sony Pictures. An unnamed spokesman of the North Korean foreign ministry was quoted by the country's state news agency, KCNA, describing US claims they were behind the hack as "slander." "As the United States is spreading groundless allegations and slandering us, we propose a joint investigation with it into this incident," the official said, according to Agence France-Presse. After they began publishing leaked Sony movies, internal...
  • Sorry Guys

    12/20/2014 9:18:27 AM PST · by lafroste · 2 replies
    lafroste
    I have tried to post an apology about ten times now. I apologize for me earlier threads. All I can say is don't drink and post. Hope you all have a great week. Don't shoot the messenger. The devil is in the details. Happy is as happy does.
  • Our 2nd Amendment rights threatened by The United Nations

    12/20/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/ 20/14 | Doug Book
    For nearly 2 decades, possible adoption of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has concerned gun owners who fear the deliberate destruction of their 2nd Amendment rights. On December 24th the ATT goes into effect in the United States thanks to the signature of John Kerry on behalf of the Obama Administration. Beginning today, Coach is Right will provide background and current information on Treaty terms and what they can mean to Americans across the nation. First published on Feb. 18, 2011 In 2006, the United Nations decided it was time to explore “…the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for...
  • ISIS Reportedly Selling Christian Artifacts, Turning Churches into Torture Chambers

    12/20/2014 8:59:53 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/20/14 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports. Ancient relics and even entire murals are being torn from the houses of worship and smuggled out through the same routes previously established for moving oil and weapons in and out of the so-called caliphate, a vast region the jihadist army has claimed as sovereign under Sharia law. "ISIS has a stated goal to wipe out Christianity,” Jay Sekulow, of the American Center for Law and Justice and the...
  • A zealot, a rebel, but no miracle-worker: film studios plot a secular take on life of Jesus

    12/20/2014 8:57:11 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12-20-2014 | Dalya Alberge
    Leading film-makers are courting controversy with plans for adaptations of provocative books about Jesus Christ that are likely to generate a backlash from traditional Christians. British producer David Heyman is developing a film based on Reza Aslan’s bestselling book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, while Paul Verhoeven, the Dutch director, has been working on an adaptation of his own book, Jesus of Nazareth, for five years. Aslan, a member of the American Academy of Religion, made headlines last year when a Fox News interviewer challenged his credentials, as a Muslim, to write an account of Jesus’s...
  • My Annual Salute To A Great Inventor (A Christmas Story)

    12/20/2014 8:44:42 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 4 replies
    12/20/14 | Hoagy62
    Every year around this time, I write a little tribute to an event that took place on a Christmas Eve many, many years ago. Although I never knew of it until a few years ago when I did a little research, the event impacted my life. It also impacted the lives of countless people all over the world since then. Therefore....let's raise a glass to Professor Reginald Fessenden! "Who?", you say? Read on.... It's Christmas Eve, 1906. in a small building by the shores of the Atlantic in Brant Rock, Massachusetts, Prof. Fessenden is doing some last-minute tweaking to make...
  • World War I in Photos: A Century Later

    12/20/2014 8:40:23 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://www.theatlantic.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Alan Taylor
    Yesterday, June 28, 2014, marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Assassin Gavrilo Princip fired the first shot in what was to become a horrific years-long bloodbath. However, after the sound of gunfire was silenced on Armistice Day, the deaths continued to mount. Revolutions spawned in Russia and Germany, arbitrary redrawing of national borders set the stage for decades of conflict, harsh reparation demands inspired the rise of Nazi Germany and the onset of World War II. The first World War continues to kill to this day - just this past March, two Belgian construction workers...
  • Intelligence Community concerned about Cuba

    12/20/2014 8:39:33 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 20, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    One of the spins used to justify Obama’s move to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba is that it may deny Russia a place to land its bombers. Last May Russia and Cuba signed a memorandum establishing a joint working group between Russia’s Security Council and the Cuban Commission for National Security and Defense. The agreement would allow the Russians to conduct strategic nuclear bomber flights over the Gulf of Mexico from bases located in Cuba and Venezuela, Russian Officials held discussions with both countries about the use of airfields to forward base nuclear capable TU-95 Bear H bombers in their...
  • We Could Not Have a General Patton Today

    12/20/2014 8:30:06 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 12 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/20/2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "Patton's familial ties to Confederate veterans is quite fascinating (Chapter One is titled, "Ghosts of the Confederacy") and had a significant impact on his view of history, as well as his role it it. (An extremely important and influential factor, despite what some think.) Patton's great-grandmother once wrote, "I am crying because I have only seven sons left to fight the Yankees."
  • London police: we believe claims of ‘VIP’ child sex abuse and murder

    12/20/2014 8:29:06 AM PST · by Deathtomarxists · 11 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12-14-14 | vikram dodd
    Scotland Yard officers have said they believe allegations that a ring of prominent politicians and members of the establishment abused and terrorised children as young as seven more than 30 years ago and went on to kill three young boys. Detectives appealed for victims and witnesses to come forward and identified a flat in Dolphin Square, London, near the Houses of Parliament, as a scene of some of the alleged abuse, as well as military premises and other locations across London and the home counties. So far one victim, known by the pseudonym Nick, has come forward to tell of...
  • Divest the West (Saturbray)

    12/20/2014 8:28:57 AM PST · by bray · 2 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 12/20/14 | bray
    Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:7 While the world was caught up in a cheesy movie and the race war, there was a major event happening in Salt Lake City. No it was not the declaration of Romney's 10th run at the presidency, there was a convention of Western States discussing how to finally get their land turned...
  • Fewer US-Born Americans Have Jobs Now Than In 2007

    12/20/2014 8:28:02 AM PST · by RicocheT · 13 replies
    Daily Caller blog ^ | 12/20/2014 | NEIL MUNRO
    Fewer Americans born in the U.S. have jobs now than were employed to November 2007, despite a working-age population growth of 11 million. The amazing drop in employment highlights President Barack Obama’s slow recovery from the deep 2008 shock, but also spotlights many companies’ growing reliance on foreign migrant labor. Almost one in every two jobs added since 2009 have gone to foreign-born workers. In November 2014, one in every five U.S. jobs was held by a foreign-born worker, up from one-in-six jobs in January 2010, according to federal data highlighted by the Center for Immigration Studies. Since November 2007,...
  • Message response to “I’m-not-done” Obama: Neither is the USA!

    12/20/2014 8:18:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/14 | Judi McLeod
    Earth to both Obama dime-a-dozen activists: You’re not done? Neither is the United States of America! What Barack and Michelle Obama want most for this Christmas is to ruin yours. “I’m not done,” is the “I’m-Jewish-in-my-soul” Barack’s latest message to a world becoming increasingly deaf to his never-ending egotistical messages. “I’m not done” is overkill now that ideologue Obama’s already gifted the world with Amnesty, ObamaCare, continuing racial unrest complete with looting and torching not seen since the 1960s and having thrown in, full bore, with Communist Cuba. Obama long ago ran out of ideas and is now publicly showing...
  • A Day in Infamy - Barack Obama’s Cuban Pact

    12/20/2014 8:16:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/14 | Obie Usategui
    I consider Obama's renewed relations with the communist island as one of the most despicable political acts I have ever been a witness to. Inherent evil of Barack Obama and his administration For the most part of the Cuban-American community residing in Miami, Florida, the day of Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, will—more likely than not—go down in their history books as a day in infamy, much the same as did December 7th, 1941, for all Americans. The former, when Barack Obama announced the U.S. restoring full relations with Cuba, including the opening of an embassy in the island—a bold move...
  • Lawyer bewildered as to why he was beaten unconscious but not robbed of Rolex, cash

    12/20/2014 8:13:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    nola.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Naomi Martin
    Bill Callaham, a California lawyer, never had a chance to hand over his Rolex, cell phone or hundreds of dollars in cash. The men who attacked him from behind in the Central Business District never made any demands. They beat him unconscious, breaking his nose and his jaw. And afterward, he said, they took nothing. "If somebody had confronted me and asked for money, I would've happily given them my money," Callaham said Friday, a week after the assault. "I don't know if it was random, I mean, I have no idea. I just think it's a sad state of...
  • Obama’s Theme for the New Year: 'We Can’t Be Stopped'

    12/20/2014 8:13:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/19/14 | Josh Siegel
    ....“My theme for the end of the year is that we have gone through difficult times, but through persistence and effort and faith in the American people, things get better,” Obama said. “Part of what I hope as I reflect on the new year is that this should generate some confidence. America knows how to solve problems. When we work together, we can’t be stopped.”
  • National Rally RSVP : STOP Obama Amnesty and FIRE John Boehner: 2015-01-03 : Every American City !

    12/20/2014 8:09:49 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 1 replies
    . 2014-12-20 Message Alert Communicate this information to fellow Conservatives, Churches, Facebook contacts, Tea Party groups, and your Family, Friends and Neighbors. Free Republic's "National Day of Reckoning" protest against Obama's Illegal Amnesty in EVERY American City Saturday : 3 January 2015 : 11 AM to 3 PM Facebook Link: "Obama Amnesty National Protest : 2015-01-03" Planning Suggestions for your "National Day of Reckoning" protest against Obama's Illegal Amnesty - (Internet Link) Suggested Planning Tasks and Schedule Milestones for your Team 2014-12-06 : Saturday : Identify and Contact your Team Members 2014-12-13 : Saturday : Team Meeting to decide these...
  • #KilledByCops Map

    12/20/2014 7:58:36 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    killedbycops.org ^ | 12/20/2014 | unknown
    #KilledByCops is an interactive map that chronicles and visualizes a humanizing, detailed, but far-from-complete perspective on the massive scale of police killings nationwide. And since fewer than 5% of law enforcement agencies in the country currently provide information on police killings, a comprehensive data collection of and a national conversation about police homicides in the United States is desperately needed.
  • Russia’s Central Bank Purchases 600,000 Troy Ounces of Gold in November

    12/20/2014 7:53:44 AM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies
    caseyresearch ^ | Dec 19 | Ed Steer
    Russia Busts "Gold-Selling" Rumors, Reports It Bought Another 600,000 Ounces Taking Gold Holdings To New Record High Yesterday, when we reported the latest rumor of Russian gold selling, this time out of SocGen, we said that "it should be noted that SocGen and its "sources" have a conflict: in an indirect way, none other than SocGen is suddenly very interested in Russia stabilizing its economy because as we wrote before, "Russia Contagion Spreads To European Banks : French SocGen, Austrian Raiffeisen Plummet" which also sent SocGen's default risk higher in recent days. So if all it will take to stabilize...
  • US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

    12/20/2014 7:52:12 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    GoDanRiver.com ^ | 12-20-2014 | NEDRA PICKLER
    The United States has returned four Afghans from Guantanamo Bay back to their home country. U.S. officials say the transfer from the detention center is a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Administration officials say they worked quickly to fulfil his request to return the four detainees. They had been cleared for transfer as a kind of reconciliation and an indication of improved U.S.-Afghan relations.
  • Time to put the Presidential feet up - for 17 DAYS!

    12/20/2014 7:47:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 December 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Obamas arrive in Hawaii for extended Christmas break - but Sasha and Malia look like they are struggling to get into the holiday spirit again (Vacation begins: President Obama shook hands with Admiral Samuel Locklear III, who commands the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, after landing in Peal Harbor, Hawaii, for the family vacation) (Let the (expensive) fun begin: The Obamas are not expected back in the White House until early January - and plan on making the most of a chance to sleep in) (Vacation can be a drag: Malia Obama, left, and Sasha Obama, center, looked less than...
  • U.S. transfers four Guantanamo prisoners to Afghanistan

    12/20/2014 7:45:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 20, 2014 | Adam Goldman
    Four detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Saturday. The Afghan detainees were released late Friday at the request of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani — an indication, one senior administration official said, “of the confidence we have in the new government” in Kabul. Ghani’s request, the official added, was made in October, shortly after he was sworn into office. The United States and Afghanistan have not started serious discussions about repatriating the remaining eight Afghans still held at Guantanamo Bay, said the...
  • Obama's Very Mysterious Past

    12/20/2014 7:43:06 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | December 20, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
    now it can be told
  • Luis Viera: Democrats, please don’t concede the South to the Republican Party

    12/20/2014 7:37:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | December 20, 2014 | Luis E. Viera
    With the recent defeat of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu — which leaves three Democratic Southern U.S. Senators — the common wisdom is that Democrats should bid farewell to the South. Even with favorable changing national demographics that benefit Democrats, an abandonment of the South and, on a larger scale, a viable moderate wing would be a mistake. Recently, writer Michael Tomasky argued that the South, a “reactionary, prejudice-infested” region, should be left to Republicans to create a “free market Jesus paradise.” Few sentiments better show what is wrong with Democrats today and why ironic Republican arguments that it is the...
  • Windows Installer App not Working

    12/20/2014 7:19:10 AM PST · by savedbygrace · 25 replies
    I have a Lenova C440 All-in-One Windows 8.1 PC. Recently I tried to install an application from the DVD installer disc. It failed. The first part of the process, choosing the location and the type of install, worked fine, but when the disc was supposed to spin up and copy/install all the files, it just sat there with no activity. After several minutes, I canceled out of it. I tried an install disc for a different app, and it failed similarly. I have done an Internet search for the issue, and have tried a few of the suggestions, including a...
  • ( Islamic State ) IS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: report

    12/20/2014 7:14:02 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    afp ^ | December 20, 2014
    The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa ... Some jihadists have become disillusioned with the realities of fighting in Syria ... between 30 and 50 Britons want to return but fear they face jail, according to researchers at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London, which had been contacted by one of the jihadists speaking on their behalf.
  • [USA] "Gun Control’s" Nazi Connection

    12/20/2014 7:13:38 AM PST · by VA Voter · 13 replies
    Startling evidence suggests that the Gun Control Act of 1968 was lifted, almost in its entirety, from Nazi legislation. snip... We are not the first to have seen this hearing record. But we appear to be the first to have recognized its importance. This hearing record suggests strongly that the late Senator Thomas J. Dodd (D-CT) himself implanted the Nazi Weapons Law into American law, or, at very least, helped others to do so. snip... This original article appeared in Guns and Ammo Magazine May 1993
  • Homeland Security Advises Bigger, Stronger Fence [satire]

    12/20/2014 7:13:35 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Citing the “dire threat” posed by uninvited intruders, the US Department of Homeland Security is recommending a substantial investment in improved fencing for the White House. “As it stands right now, hostile elements can easily breach the meager barrier that the current fence around the White House presents,” Secretary Jeh Johnson complained. “This is as grave a threat to our nation and its government as could exist. We must take steps to seal off the ease of ingress as a matter of national security.” Administration critics juxtaposed Johnson’s alarm over the inadequacy of the White House fence with his more...
  • Gordie Howe's condition improving following stem cell treatment

    12/20/2014 7:12:57 AM PST · by airborne · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 19, 2014 | Adam Gretz
    After suffering a major stroke in late October, the health of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe seemed to be rapidly deteriorating. But lately there have been reports that his condition has been steadily improving to the point where he is now able to help with household chores, reports that were confirmed by his family on Friday. That is his when his family released a statement through the Red Wings organization thanking an experimental stem cell treatment for what they describe as a "miraculous" recovery. Here is the complete statement from the Howe family. "Following the press coverage of our...
  • ( Moslem ) Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them

    12/20/2014 7:07:31 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    ap ^ | December 20, 2014 | HARUNA UMAR
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate. ... have killed thousands of people in a 5-year uprising that has driven some 1.6 million from their homes.
  • Afghan civilian casualties hit record high: United Nations

    12/20/2014 6:55:16 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    abc.au ^ | 12-21-2014
    Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high this year, a UN report says, highlighting worsening violence as US-led troops leave the country after more than a decade of fighting the Taliban. Casualties jumped 19 per cent by the end of November compared to the year before, with 3,188 civilians killed and 6,429 injured, the United Nation's Mission's for Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report. Ground fighting between troops and insurgent groups and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) remained leading causes of deaths and injuries, while the Taliban was accountable for 75 per cent of all civilian casualties, the report said....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Apollo 11 Landing Site Panorama

    12/20/2014 6:54:38 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | December 20, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Have you seen a panorama from another world lately? Assembled from high-resolution scans of the original film frames, this one sweeps across the magnificent desolation of the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. Taken by Neil Armstrong looking out his window of the Eagle Lunar Module, the frame at the far left (AS11-37-5449) is the first picture taken by a person on another world. Toward the south, thruster nozzles can be seen in the foreground on the left, while at the right, the shadow of the Eagle is visible toward the west. For scale, the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Reflections on the 1970s

    12/20/2014 6:50:51 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | December 19, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The 1970s are sometimes ignored by astronomers, like this beautiful grouping of reflection nebulae in Orion - NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973 - usually overlooked in favor of the substantial glow from the nearby stellar nursery better known as the Orion Nebula. Found along Orion's sword just north of the bright Orion Nebula complex, these reflection nebulae are also associated with Orion's giant molecular cloud about 1,500 light-years away, but are dominated by the characteristic blue color of interstellar dust reflecting light from hot young stars. In this sharp color image a portion of the Orion Nebula...
  • Chick-Fil-A appreciation day as a successful political fourth generation warfare operation

    12/20/2014 6:42:12 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | 20 Dec 2014 | Tim Dunkin
    There is certainly a political application of 4GW that can be made here, casting liberty lovers and traditionalists in the role of the non-state actors (i.e. the outsiders), and the culture-political hegemony of the cultural Marxists as the "state" whose legitimacy can (and in this case, ought) to be questioned. There have been sporadic moves in this direction, mostly arising demotically and probably not even realizing they were engaging in political 4GW. One of the most successful examples of this was the so-called "Chick-Fil-A appreciation day" which occurred a couple of years ago. If you will recall, Chick-Fil-A's President, Dan...
  • Just realized: Media cares more about NORKS stopping MOVIE than NORKS building nukes

    12/20/2014 6:34:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    12/20/14 | sff
    Looking at the vast attention given to this Sony hack, I began to realize today that the media, egged on by Team Jarrett, is REALLY UPSET that a MOVIE was not going to be released. Compare this, though, to the NORKS efforts to build missiles and bombs that could annihilate millions of lives and leave cities radioactive for decades..... You can barely get the media to care.... Same goes for Iran. Let Iran's leader make an untoward remark about society or something.....the media talks. Iran building weapons to destroy Israel or sell to other terrorists to be used against America?...
  • Obama's Year-Ending Presser…But I’m Not Done Yet!

    12/20/2014 6:33:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-20-2014 | MOTUS
    We must have let the rest of the White House staff go on “Winter Holiday Break” early too, because as of this morning, still no transcript from yesterday’s presser. I gotta run, I’ve got a flight to catch. See you next year.Although there was this posted yesterday on the Big White site: DECLARACIONES DEL PRESIDENTE SOBRE CAMBIOS EN LA POLÍTICA CON CUBA. No English translation though because, as I just explained, a lot of people are already on holiday. I ran it through my special language pack however and it appears to be addressed to newly landed formerly illegal aliens....
  • LISTEN to Marco Rubio’s fantastic interview with Mark Levin on Cuba

    12/20/2014 6:32:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 12.19.14
    Marco Rubio was on with Mark Levin tonight to talk Cuba and gave the best interview I’ve heard yet on Cuba from anyone. One of my favorite parts was where he listed four of five reasons why Obama’s new policy toward Cuba won’t help the Cuban people, one being based on how Cuba’s economy is set up so that 90% of all money in Cuba gets taken by the military because nothing is privately owned. Rubio is really quite impressive in his knowledge of Cuba.
  • Queen Elsa from Disney's Frozen is the dream job for one in five British girls

    12/20/2014 6:31:52 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 12-20-2014
    1. Doctor/nurse. 2. Firefighter. 3. Footballer/athlete. 4. Police officer. 5. Queen Elsa from Frozen. 6. Teacher. 7. Vet. 8. Professional. 9. Farmer. 10. Trades (plumber, builder, electrician, etc.). A survey carried out by publishing company Kids Educational Books has also found that one in four British kids is clueless about the value of money.
  • Sony CEO Responds to Obama: ‘The President, the Press and the Public Are Mistaken About W

    12/20/2014 6:28:45 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/19/2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film’s Christmas Day theatrical release. Obama said during a press conference Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in dropping “The Interview.” However, the studio fired back, saying the cancellation happened only because the country’s top theater chains pulled out. “This was their decision,” Sony said in a statement.
  • Police seek gunman after Central Texas TV meteorologist shot

    12/20/2014 6:22:13 AM PST · by evets · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | foxnews
    Authorities were searching for a gunman after a TV meteorologist was shot multiple times during an altercation Wednesday in a Central Texas TV station's parking lot. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the shooting occurred around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday outside KCEN-TV's rural studio on Interstate 35 near Bruceville-Eddy, 75 miles north of Austin. No motive has been determined and it is unclear if the shooter has any ties to the station. The suspect is described as a white, balding man in his 30s. He is said to have been wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans at the time...
  • History unravels to reveal David vs. Goliath match between BYU-Penn State [WVB Championship tonight]

    12/20/2014 6:20:23 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 12-19-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- From a historical viewpoint, it would be easy to describe Saturday night’s NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship final as a David versus Goliath scenario. Penn State won the 2013 NCAA title. With its victory against Stanford in Thursday’s semifinals, the Nittany Lions advanced to their 10th championship match in 34 NCAA Tournament appearances. Head coach Russ Rose is the Division I wins leader with 1,160. And add to the credentials that PSU won four consecutive NCAA crowns from 2007 to 2010. The other side of the net features a BYU squad that entered the postseason unseeded. The credentials...
  • Smithmas 2014

    12/20/2014 6:16:13 AM PST · by Colofornian · 5 replies
    MormonDialogue.com ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Scott Lloyd
    Rain... I've not heard of "smithmas" before, but as soon as I saw this title I knew what the term meant because for years I did see/hear far more about Joseph Smith in church than about Christ in December and it really irked me... Rain #47   In 2005...And then from there it continued throughout 2006. Talk after talk was centered on his life. I could count months when Jesus was only mentioned in the prayers. So much so that when I moved in 7/2006 I very much struggled to be obedient when I was asked to give a talk...
  • Smithmas FR articles bumping up among top five hits on Google searches! [Vanity]

    12/20/2014 6:15:25 AM PST · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 20, 2014 | Colofornian
    Finally, understanding the sub-culural history of "Smithmas" is making more digital headway! Smithmas Free Republic articles are "bumping up" among top five hits on Google searches! What exactly IS "Smithmas," anyway? Well, Joseph Smith -- THE founder of Mormonism -- was born on December 23. Through the decades, that recognition has often eclipsed a certain Other figure's birthday, Dec. 25. (To be fair to Mormons, who are my beloved extended family members, I would think they could extend a similar critique toward some Christians for allowing a jovial North Pole-based figure to edge out Jesus' birthday!) But if you want...
  • Spokane Deputy Promotes MRAP For Constitutionalists, Gun Owners: Full Clip

    12/20/2014 6:14:55 AM PST · by Altariel · 22 replies
    "So I'm thinking that is totally appropriate in Iraq, but where-what kind of situation in the U.S. would you see that happening?" "I mean, we've got a lot of constitutionalists, a lot of people that stockpile weapons, a lot of ammunition. You know, they have weapons here locally." (2:50-3:10)
  • Have You Lost Your Damned Mind!!??

    12/20/2014 6:11:15 AM PST · by lafroste · 204 replies
    lafroste
    Are you nuts!? My post was a legitimate call for advice in dealing with a pre-pubescent daughter, And you YANKED it? Have you lost your effing mind? Put the post back up you Neanderthal. To Jim: sorry. You banned me 11 years ago and I deserved it. But not now. Not this time. Who is this idiot? Where do I find him, not for violence, I am a peaceful person, but we need to talk. Out back. Behind the wood shed.
  • ‘I’m not done’Obama swaggers his way into 2015.

    12/20/2014 5:54:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/19/2014 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    This time eight years ago, Barack Obama and his staff were in the final stages of preparing to launch a presidential campaign. So was pretty much everyone else. The midterms were done, the opposition party had ridden a wave to a wipe-out. The political world was already looking past President George W. Bush. Obama was leading the charge. On Friday, Obama stood at the podium at the White House and dared anyone to try the same with him. “Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter. And I’m looking forward to it,” Obama said, at the outset of the 2014 wrap-up...
  • Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack

    12/20/2014 5:54:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 19, 2014 | James Poulos
    In the ebullience that surrounded the supposed end of the Cold War, few analysts worried about the nuggets of communist opposition that the tide of freedom had failed to sweep away. Cuba was harmless. China was capitalizing. Those weird little statelets left in the USSR’s wake? Whatever, bro. ........................................................ In fact, Hollywood has amassed so much undisclosed TMZ fodder that it’s willing to do whatever the North says. There is no margin for error, and no taking of chances. Spend enough time in the right/wrong circles here in L.A., and you’ll pick up a tabloid’s worth of sordid stories. Sometimes...
  • Obama to Castro: “Here I Come to Save the Day!”

    12/20/2014 5:45:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Did you notice the timing of President Obama’s economic lifeline to Castro as announced on December 17th under the guise of “changing our relations” with the people (emphasis mine) of Cuba?” No? But you have noticed the price at the gas pumps, right? These two items are closely related ….Oh and by the way, every atom of evidence shows that the actual people of Cuba actually want U.S. sanctions against the Stalinist regime that tortures them tightened. So perhaps President Obama should stop insulting the intelligence of Cuba-watchers by claiming to speak and act on their behalf. Here’s their reaction...
  • OH: School Lockdown for Picture of Gun, Text

    12/20/2014 5:45:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The latest apparent overreaction about guns and schools appears to be in Ohio, in Stark County, at the Marlington High School in Alliance.   A high school student texted a middle school student.  Attached to the message was a picture of a gun.  The middle school student showed the picture to their teacher, the teacher contacted the police, and the High School was put on lockdown.   From wkyc.com: Officers and deputies located the suspect while maintaining a safety perimeter around the school. Corleaunce S. Hicks 16 , of Alliance, was charged with inducing panic, a third-degree felony.  There is...
  • 2 arrested in attack on man with bat, pickaxe (GREAT mugshot)

    12/20/2014 5:33:04 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 38 replies
    woodtv channel 8 ^ | 12/19/2014 | News 8 Webstaff
    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Two suspects accused of attacking a 21-year-old Holland Township man with a pickaxe and baseball bat have been arrested. Codi James Antoniello, 19, and a 16-year-old male were arrested Thursday at an apartment complex in Holland Township. Antoniello, who authorities say was trying to shave his head in order to alter his appearance when he was arrested, was arraigned Friday on charges of felonious assault and first-degree home invasion. The 16-year-old suspect will be charged as an adult in the case, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently being held in...