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  • BREAKING: Trey Gowdy Releases the Questions He’ll Use to Take Down Hillary [LETTER]

    04/25/2015 3:57:56 AM PDT · by kingattax · 3 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | April 25th, 2015
    During her tenure as secretary of state for the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton used a private email account on a private server in her possession instead of using a government-provided account on a secure government server. In the aftermath of this revelation, Hillary deleted thousands of emails from her private server instead of turning them over to the State Department, despite ongoing congressional inquiries and Freedom of Information Act requests for the documents. Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Trey Gowdy has been at the forefront of the efforts to obtain Hillary’s emails as he continues his quest...
  • Did Halley's Comet Convert the Irish to Christianity?

    04/25/2015 3:57:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv
    Smithsonian (video) ^ | circa 2014 | unattributed
  • Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Dies at 92

    04/25/2015 3:17:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2015 | SAM ROBERTS
    Mary Keefe, a 19-year-old Vermont telephone operator whom her neighbor Norman Rockwell immortalized as his model for the heroine of “Rosie the Riveter,” the World War II feminist anthem that empowered women to leave home and pinch-hit in military plants, died on Tuesday at her home in Simsbury, Conn. She was 92. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Mary Ellen Keefe. Mrs. Keefe was a redhead, like the Rosie who appeared on the cover of the Memorial Day issue of The Saturday Evening Post magazine in 1943, but she had never wielded a rivet gun (not until an appearance...
  • Bruce Jenner comes out as a transgender conservative Republican

    04/25/2015 2:54:26 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015
    The more shocking revelation for many, however, was Jenner's admission that in addition to identifying as a woman, he also identified as a conservative Republican. "Are you a Republican?" a stunned Sawyer asked the former patriarch of the Jenner-Kardashian household. "Yeah," Jenner reticently responded. "Is that a bad thing?"
  • At least 71 killed as 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

    04/25/2015 2:50:24 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 25, 2015 | Foxnews.com
    BREAKING NEWS – At least 71 people died after a powerful magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley around noon Saturday, Nepal's Home Ministry says. Sky News also reports that at least 50 people are trapped underneath rubble of the city’s iconic Dharahara Tower, one of Kathmandu’s landmarks built by Nepal’s royal rulers in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument.
  • AT LAST .. acceptable Saturday morning animation !

    04/25/2015 2:48:59 AM PDT · by knarf · 5 replies
    FreeRangeStudios ^ | April 25, 2015 | knarf
    Opened my e-mail this morning and just flat out enjoyed this short
  • Earthquake Triggers ‘Avalanche’ On Mount Everest, Base Camps Destroyed

    04/25/2015 2:48:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Focus News ^ | 4/25/15 | Focus News
    Saturday’s earthquake has triggered avalanches in Mount Everest according to a Tweet posted by Alex Gavan, a mountaineer. He claims, “running for life from my tent” and further says there were “many, many” people up the mountain at the time. Alex Gavan, who describes himself as a mountaineer, said a “huge avalanche” had hit from Pumori, a mountain lying close to Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border.
  • Pressed by Young Republicans, Scott Walker Sticks to Tough Immigration Stance

    04/25/2015 2:25:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    "..........Mr. Walker’s apparent hardening on immigration has inspired a flood of reporting and commentary. Most recently he told the radio host Glenn Beck that he favored restricting legal immigration in tough economic times, a position to the right of most other 2016 presidential hopefuls. He repeated that view Friday after a speech in Cedar Rapids, when Eddie Failor, 24, expressed concern “as a young Republican” that the party must make inroads to new voter blocs, including by supporting a comprehensive overhaul of immigration. Mr. Walker told Mr. Failor that his top priority would be securing the border. He also said...
  • Clinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into out politics.That just got a lot

    04/25/2015 1:23:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Slate First Principles ^ | April 24, 2015 | John Dickerson
    New information about donations to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation and her husband have her on the defensive. It’s also going to make it harder to go on offense.When Clinton announced her campaign, she outlined four big fights she would take on. One of the pillars of her pitch was that she wanted to fix “our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.”This position has political appeal. Voters think the system is rigged, and they think big money helps those in power keep it rigged. For a...
  • $200 Could Get You Out Of A Classic Car Smog Check In California

    04/25/2015 1:21:51 AM PDT · by Cowman · 12 replies
    jalopnik ^ | 4-23-15 | Damon Lavrinc
    A bill proposed in California would allow classic car owners to cut a check to the DMV for $200 to get out of the state’s notoriously strict smog test. But naturally, it’s a bit more complicated than just paying off the Golden State. Any car in California built on or after 1976 has to undergo a smog test every two years (not so for pre-76 cars, which is one of the reasons my 1976 BMW 2002 is now living in Florida). AB550 seeks to amend that law to allow vehicles 30 years or older to bypass the test, but only...
  • [Satire] House Speaker Pleads for Hillary to Turn Over Computer Server [semi-satire]

    04/25/2015 12:54:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    GOP Briefing Room Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2015 | John Semmens
    A new slew of allegations has emerged implying that the Clinton Foundation may have accepted bribes in exchange for Hillary to use her Secretary of State status to influence government policy. An example of possible influence peddling was her support for Russia's acquisition of a major stake in American uranium mining. "It looks like she violated the law, and the idea that she was going to use her own server and do official business on it goes against every transparency issue that the President likes to tout," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) observed. "She should turn that server and all...
  • 7.9 magnitude earthquake rattles Nepal 50 miles from capital, Kathmandu

    04/25/2015 12:40:38 AM PDT · by eastforker · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/25/2015 | Ben Brumfield
    A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, the U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday. It occurred at a depth of less than two miles, which is considered shallow. The USGS previously rated the temblor at 7.5 magnitude but later upgraded the strength.
  • The GOP is scared of you?

    04/25/2015 12:29:19 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 6 replies
    www.glennbeck.com ^ | Apr 24. 2015 | Shannon
    This morning on radio, Glenn gave some hints from an important phone call he received before going on the air. While Glenn was unable to release any of the details about who called or exactly what it was about, he did share a snippet of content concerning the GOP. Courtesy of Glenn, we do know that there were “big names involved” and Glenn was “encouraged by who it came from.”Glenn did provide some of the message from the mystery caller, saying“Just please tell Glenn to continue to put the heat on. Because the party is split. And half of...
  • James L. Buckley, author, Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States

    04/25/2015 12:22:29 AM PDT · by Ken H · 1 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | April 24, 2015 | James L. Buckley
    Full title: James L. Buckley, author, Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States and Empowering Their PeopleTimely interview with James L. Buckley. Starts at the 19:30 mark and runs for 20 minutes.
  • RUBIO FILES AMENDMENT TO FORCE IRAN TO RECOGNIZE ISRAEL

    04/25/2015 12:11:26 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has already filed seven amendments, some with the backing of Republican colleagues. They include a proposal to require certification that Iran has recognized Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state and another to require certification that the Iranian government has released all detained Americans. Depending on your perspective, the Senate is looking for pass a “foundationally” solid bipartisan Iran bill, in the words of Sen Lindsey Graham, or a watered down nothing burger that really does nothing but allow the Senate to express their disapproval of Obama’s Iran deal, without the teeth to stop it.
  • Clinton, Buffett Not Super-Rich Hypocrites Says Stiglitz

    04/24/2015 11:05:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    The Street ^ | 4-24-2015 | GREGG GREENBERG
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Hillary Clinton reportedly may want to "topple" the 1%, but that does not make the multi-millionaire presidential candidate a hypocrite, says Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist and author of "The Great Divide". "The reality is that if you are going to get a voice to represent change in America you have to get elected first," says Stiglitz. "And until you get elected, you are not going to be able to change campaign finance reform and the other issues that have distorted our democracy and economy." Stiglitz added that Clinton's sincerity will be tested if she wins...
  • Home schooling was focus of Child Protection investigation, N.J. family says

    04/24/2015 11:00:15 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Emily Cummins
    BELVIDERE—A Warren County family is suing the state's Division of Child Protection and Permanency for alleged unconstitutional home intrusion and civil rights violations. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole, of Belvidere, filed a civil rights complaint in United States District Court in Trenton yesterday against DCP&P, a DCP&P supervisor and one of its case workers for an alleged "unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion of their home." "I won't forget that morning for a long, long time," said Mr. Zimmer, thinking back to a Tuesday morning in January that began with a caseworker pounding on their door. .... Mr. Zimmer said...
  • NASA May Have Accidentally Created a Warp Field (MAY)

    04/24/2015 10:35:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | 4/24/2015 | mysteriousuniverse.org
    “Star Trek” introduced the world outside of rocket science circles to the concept of warp drive – the propulsion system that allowed the starship Enterprise to travel faster than the speed of light. Warp speed is the holy grail that would let us explore the universe safely surrounded and protected by a space-distorting warp field. After watching the SpaceX rocket recently just try to land on a platform, you’d think this ability is years if not decades away. Yet the buzz on space websites is that NASA may have accidentally discovered a way to create a warp field. Wait, what?...
  • NBC’s D.C. bureau strongly opposed Brian Williams’s return in February

    04/24/2015 10:33:06 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2015 | Paul Farhi
    Journalists in NBC News’s powerful Washington bureau expressed strong opposition to the potential return of suspended anchorman Brian Williams during a contentious meeting with the head of the network’s news division in February. In a sometimes angry series of comments, the journalists told NBC News President Deborah Turness in the private meeting in Washington that Williams’s embellished statements about his reporting exploits had damaged NBC’s credibility and that he should not be permitted to return to the anchor chair, according to several people who attended the session. The meeting — details of which have not been made public before —...
  • Bristol Palin Backs Stephen A. Smith: ‘Every Black Person Should Vote Republican’

    04/24/2015 10:25:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | April 24, 2015 | Steph Bazzle
    Bristol Palin says that Stephen A. Smith has it right when he declares that for one election cycle, every black person should vote Republican. She says that when you listen to his logic, it “just makes sense.” Tricks to get large groups to swap parties, without a solid political reason, aren’t exactly uncommon, but the logic Smith and Palin are employing here is mind-boggling. Here’s Stephen A.’s idea, initially published by Breitbart. Currently, the majority of black voters vote for Democrats. He believes this demonstrates that the average black person would never vote Republican, leaving both parties’ candidates thinking they...
  • Cal State-Northridge Halts Class Registration Until Students Complete Feminist Anti-Sexual

    04/24/2015 10:10:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | april 24, 2015 | Scott Ott and David Steinberg
    All CSUN students registering for the 2015 Fall Semester are being forced to participate in an online, SIMS-style character game about sexual assault before being allowed to claim a seat for any course. The game, titled “Agent of Change” and designed by feminist activists, does not allow students to complete the game until they have given enough “correct” answers as per the designers’ stated philosophical influences, such as “norms challenging,” and “social norms theory.” According to the Agent of Change website, the program helps users “see the connections between these power-based violations, how these problems affect their lives, and what they can do to challenge the cultural...
  • Militant Progressives Message to America: Even Gays Will Be Made To Care

    04/24/2015 9:56:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 25, 2015 | Bryan Pruitt, director, RedState
    If you thought it would end with small town pizza parlors in Indiana and Oregon cake bakers, you would be wrong. The enforcement of militant liberal orthodoxy, having claimed a few scalps from moderate-income Christian business owners, now sets its sights even higher. Our Editor Erick said over two years ago that “You Will Be Made To Care” and most people thought he was speaking just to evangelical Christians. Who would have guessed such a short time ago that the leftist thought police had much bigger plans in store. Everyone, and I mean everyone, will be brought to heel. The...
  • Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

    04/24/2015 9:25:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | DEEPTI HAJELA
    NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far. Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry's life for years as she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held captive in a Cleveland home by Ariel Castro before finally escaping in 2013. So were repeated rapes and other abuse.
  • UKRAINE: Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine are preparing for something big [VIDEO]

    04/24/2015 9:13:45 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 27 replies
    WASHINGTON Reuters ^ | Apr. 23, 2015, | Lesley Wroughton,
    The United States on Wednesday accused Russia of building up air defense systems inside eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian rebels in breach of a European-brokered truce. "This is the highest amount of Russian air defense equipment in eastern Ukraine since August," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement. She said the increasingly complex nature of the training exercises "leaves no doubt that Russia is involved." "The training has also incorporated Russian UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles), an unmistakable sign of Russian presence," Harf added. Fighting has picked up in eastern Ukraine in recent weeks...
  • Relaunched Congregation Grows in Movie Theater

    04/24/2015 9:09:47 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 12 replies
    PE News ^ | 22 April 2015 | Eric Tiansay
    Compass Church meets in a movie theater, has no live worship, and keeps its Sunday service meeting to 45 minutes. But the somewhat nontraditional Assemblies of God congregation is making an eternal impact in Winona, Minnesota. Pastored by Aaron Lindholm, Compass "exists to reach the 9,000 people in Winona that are far from God by creating a loving, giving, growing community, where it is safe to belong until you believe," according to the church's website. Lindholm, 38, moved to Winona from Claremore, Oklahoma, in 2009 when around 40 people attended the church regularly. Last year, Compass Church had more salvation...
  • Biden: ‘No President Has Ever Done More to Support Israel’s Security than Obama’

    04/24/2015 9:09:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 24, 2015 - 1:37 PM | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at the 67th Annual Israeli Independence Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening, Vice President Joe Biden said that “no president has ever done more to support Israel’s security” than Barack Obama. “President Obama and I are proud to carry forward the unbroken line of American leaders—Democrat and Republican—who have honored America’s sacred promise to protect the homeland of the Jewish people,” Biden said. …
  • Government gets extra time to prepare for immigration lawsuita (New Deadline is April 30)

    04/24/2015 9:07:52 PM PDT · by Hostage · 3 replies
    American Immigration Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Unknown
    US attorneys have been granted additional time by US District Judge Andrew Hanen to provide details about a contentious advisory to assess sanctions or redresses against them for misleading the states and the court in the legal challenge against President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform. Hanen moved the deadline from April 21st to April 30th at the request of the government. In the legal challenge against the immigration executive action, which has taken by 26 states led by Texas, attorneys for the government claimed on numerous occasions that movement on deferred action applications would not take place before February...
  • Marlins' Jose Fernandez officially sworn in as a U.S. citizen

    04/24/2015 9:07:43 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    fox sports ^ | 4-24-15 | Christina De Nicola
    "It means a lot," Fernandez said afterward. "It means respect, it means love, it means freedom and it means one of the reasons I came to this country -- for freedom. Honestly, being an American citizen is amazing. That's a lot of respect. A lot of people have died to defend this country to have it the way it is. It's an honor that I can be a citizen." When the National Anthem played, Fernandez smiled and mouthed "I hear this every day." But Friday marked no ordinary day at the ballpark. "It obviously did take a little special meaning,"...
  • 'Hotline' Shows Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Rising in Polls

    04/24/2015 8:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 24, 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have markedly improved ratings in the National Journal's "Hotline" rankings of GOP presidential candidates after officially announcing their campaigns this spring, but Sen. Rand Paul's standings dropped slightly. Rubio, of Florida, is now tied for second place with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker behind his friend and one-time mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, while Cruz comes in just behind the two, according to the publication's rankings, which were released Friday. Paul, though, dropped one place in the Hotline rankings after his campaign rollout, after questions arose about his temper. Paul clashed with popular "Today"...
  • Union cancels Boeing vote, claiming gun-toting workers told it to take off

    04/24/2015 8:26:04 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    The union looking to organize workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant has put its plans in a holding pattern, claiming workers are so opposed to signing up that they chased labor leaders off their porches at gunpoint. The North Charleston plant, which opened in the right-to-work state four years ago and builds fuselages for 747s and 787s, employs about 7,500 workers. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers had been trying to build support for a vote this week on unionizing 3,175 production and maintenance workers, but called off the vote days before it was to happen.
  • Steny Hoyer: Same-Sex Couples Are Endowed ‘By God’ With Right to Marry

    04/24/2015 8:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Staff
    Citing the Declaration of Independence, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) argued on the House floor yesterday that same-sex couples are endowed by “their Creator—by God” with a right to marry. “Our Declaration of Independence, as all of us quote so often, says: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men’—of course, if Jefferson were writing today, it would be either all people or all humankind—‘are created equal, that they are endowed by’—not a Congress, not by a Constitution, not by a will of the majority—‘their Creator’—by God—‘with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and...
  • Parents anger after children as young as THREE told to sign contract promis'g not to use transphobic

    04/24/2015 8:10:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 55 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 04/24/2015 | ELEANOR HARDING
    Children as young as three are being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use transphobic language at school. The pledge is contained in a ‘home-school agreement’ which all children must sign before they start at Turnham Primary School in September. The infants must also promise to refrain from using homophobic and racist phrases and to be tolerant of people with different sexual orientations and lifestyles. Each child must print their name and provide a signature to confirm that they understand their ‘responsibilities’ while attending the school. It is understood that teachers at the South-East London school introduced the...
  • How to set up the Apple Watch in 16 steps - Including one absolutely necessary cat video

    04/24/2015 8:04:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 24, 2015 | By Dieter Bohn
    So! You have successfully purchased an Apple Watch, or you’re interested in how the setup process works. Either way, you are to be congratulated for your initiative and willingness to take a risk on a brand new platform, one that lives on your wrist and makes your wrist part of how you live. Also, it has a really great Mickey Mouse watch face. We’re here to help. This article explains the major steps you will need to go through to set up and understand your new Apple Watch. It is virtually identical for all versions of the watch, from the...
  • Obama explains the effects of Global Warming on the Everglades on Earth Day 04/22/2015

    04/24/2015 7:59:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE6_LVWCywM ^ | The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon
    Obama explains the effects of Global Warming on the Everglades on Earth Day 04/22/2015 Shown on Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show 04/23/2015
  • Ted Cruz is right for America

    04/24/2015 7:58:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Huntsville Item ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dr. Willard M. Oliver, guest columnist
    I am afraid. I am afraid that my rights to practice my religion openly are fast disappearing in this country and that I have become a target of hate and derision because I am a Christian. I am afraid that the very fabric of our society — the building block of every society — the family, unequivocally defined as a marriage between a man and woman for the purposes of raising children, is being grossly undermined and destroyed. I am afraid that my country has lost its rightful place on the world stage, as a shining beacon on a hill...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-25-15, FEAST, St. Mark, Evangelist

    04/24/2015 7:54:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-25-15 | Revised New American Bible
    April 25, 2015Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist    Reading 1 1 Pt 5:5b-14 Beloved: Clothe yourselves with humilityin your dealings with one another, for: God opposes the proudbut bestows favor on the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God,that he may exalt you in due time.Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. Be sober and vigilant.Your opponent the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lionlooking for someone to devour.Resist him, steadfast in faith,knowing that your brothers and sisters throughout the worldundergo the same sufferings.The God of all gracewho called you to...
  • Climate models WRONG: Global-warming has slowed, recent changes are down to ‘natural variability’

    04/24/2015 7:50:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Global warming hasn't happened as fast as expected, according to a new study based on 1,000 years of temperature records. The research claims that natural variability in surface temperatures over the course of a decade can account for increases and dips in warming rates. But it adds that these so-called 'climate wiggles' could also, in the future, cause our planet to warm up much faster than anticipated....
  • Concerning the Clinton Scandal

    04/24/2015 7:47:02 PM PDT · by calico_thompson · 10 replies
    Vanity
    The Constitution of the United States of America Article I, Section. 9. ..No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
  • System Crash for Starbucks Leads to Free Coffee for Some

    04/24/2015 7:46:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    ny times ^ | 4-24-2015 | NICOLE PERLROTH
    The in-store payment systems at Starbucks went down Friday at 8,000 company-operated stores in the United States and Canada, leading to an unexpected giveaway of coffee drinks at some stores. In a statement, the company said the failure was caused not by hackers but by a problem during a daily computer system update. The chain said late Friday that it was still working to resolve the problem, which also affected the chain’s Fresh and Teavana stores. “We are actively working to resolve the outage, and our stores will remain open and continue to serve our customers,” the company said. News...
  • Same-sex couple in Sweet Cakes controversy should receive $135,000, hearings officer says (Oregon)

    04/24/2015 7:35:43 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 102 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 04/24/2015 | George Rede
    The lesbian couple turned away by a Gresham bakery that refused to make them a wedding cake for religious reasons should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering, a state hearings officer says. Rachel Bowman-Cryer should collect $75,000 and her wife, Laurel Bowman-Cryer, $60,000 from the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, an administrative law judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said in a proposed order released Friday, April 24.
  • Environmental group sues to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

    04/24/2015 7:31:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/24/2015 | Paul Rogers
    Spurned at the ballot box three years ago and facing an even more uphill battle now because of California's historic drought, an environmental group has filed a lawsuit attempting to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, a linchpin of the water supply for 2.6 million Bay Area residents from San Francisco to San Jose to southern Alameda County.
  • Prince Charles joins his son Harry and world leaders to mark the 100th anniversary of the disastrous

    04/24/2015 7:28:05 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 24 April 2015 | SIMON TOMLINSON
    Prince Charles and his son Harry today joined world leaders to mark the centenary of the catastrophic Gallipoli landings which claimed 140,000 lives during World War One. The royals met descendants of fallen soldiers on the Royal Navy's flagship HMS Bulwark in Turkey's Dardanelles straits, the same crucial waters the Allies hoped to control 100 years ago. Instead tens of thousands lost their lives on both sides in a nine-month battle between the German-backed Ottoman forces and Allies including Australian, British and New Zealand troops trying to knock the Ottoman Empire out of the war. Today, soldiers from both the...
  • America's transgender moment [link only]

    [click if you want to read a webpage full of Sodomite propaganda.]
  • Turkish Demonstrators Asked to Leave Consulate Amid Armenian Genocide March

    04/24/2015 7:22:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ktla ^ | Anthony Kurzweil and Chris Wolfe,
    They’re throwing eggs and bottles at us,” said Kutsal Kocer, who was standing with the Turkish demonstrators. Kocer told KTLA she and the other Turkish demonstrators were asked to leave the building because police could not protect them from the marchers. “It’s a shame that these people are violent and they are turning this into a Christian/Muslim war,” Kocer said. A group of LAPD officers was seen a short time later moving the two groups further apart, seemingly calming the situation. Thousands of people took part in the mostly peaceful 6-mile march, dubbed the “March for Justice,” from the corner...
  • Santa Cruz man files lawsuit after drinking tainted raw milk

    04/24/2015 7:20:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 04/24/15 | Calvin Men
    A Santa Cruz man filed a civil lawsuit against a raw milk company after the man drank tainted raw milk that left him in the hospital with severe stomach issues.
  • Chicago Archbishop Commits Sacrilege?

    04/24/2015 7:19:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/24/15 | Michael Voris
    Archbishop Blase Cupich allows non-Catholic Governor to receive Holy CommunionCHICAGO, April 24, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com)—Eyewitness reports as well as television footage clearly prove that Illinois governor Bruce Rauner received Holy Communion at Cardinal George's funeral Mass at Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday, April 23. Governor Rauner is not Catholic. Therefore, what appears to be a grave violation of Canon 844 has been committed. Present at the Mass was Chicago's new archbishop Blase Cupich. In addition to the violation of canon law, the question is being asked: Was a sacrilege committed on the new archbishop's watch? According to canon law, since the...
  • Listening to the Tick Tock of the Hillary Crook Clock

    04/24/2015 7:17:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    The DiploMad 2.0 ^ | April 24, 2015 | W. Lewis Amselem
    [SNIP]...What more can one say about events? I am not Nostradamus, but I must say that going back over my work of posts, I think this little blog has called developments pretty accurately. Of course, I admit, it wasn't too hard. The Obama disaster at home and abroad was foreseeable from Day One of The One. Now we see a new disaster befalling our beloved but increasingly ragged Republic. The Hillary candidacy. You don't need me to summarize or link to the growing pile of stories about the corruptness and general sleaziness of the Ex-FLOTUS and her charming rogue of...
  • Interesting Question: At What Point Do People Have Their “Musical Midlife Crisis”?

    04/24/2015 7:16:06 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 98 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | April 24, 2015 | Alan Cross
    For all of us, we have a musical sweet spot in our lives. It happens roughly between the ages of 14 and 24, from the time we enter high school to the time life begins to intrude with its demands of jobs, mortgages and families. During that period, almost nothing is more important to us than music. It not only becomes a personal obsession but something we use to proclaim our identity to the rest of the world. But after about 24, we just don’t have the time (and often the interest) to indulge in our musical passions as much...
  • All buffalo shot and killed

    04/24/2015 7:06:43 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 4 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | 4/24/2015 | Bob Gardinier, Madeline St. Amour, and Skip Dickstein
    BETHLEHEM – All 15 bison that roamed across a section of town for the past several hours were shot and killed by family members who owned the animals Friday. The center of attention was at a creek off of Willowbrook Avenue as authorities tried to round up the herd that escaped from a farm in Rensselaer County, crossed the Hudson River and bolted across the state Thruway. One of the hunters — "hired guns" — appeared to have a heated exchange with Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple after the gunfire started and was taken into custody. Apple said he was...
  • Greenfield: THE FREE MARKET IS NOT A SUICIDE PACT

    04/24/2015 7:00:22 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, April 24, 2015 The Free Market is Not a Suicide Pact Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Immigration has become the third rail of American politics. At a time when the labor force participation rate has fallen to 62 percent and the employment growth for the last 15 years has gone to immigrants, opposing the Super-Amnesty of 12 million illegal aliens is still considered an extreme position… in the Republican Party. So when Scott Walker merely suggested that Congress should make immigration decisions based on “protecting American workers and American wages”, he was denounced for it...