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  • President Gumball

    02/01/2015 3:00:18 PM PST · by Kaslin
    American Thinker ^ | January 31, 2015 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    As a little girl, I was always reminded by my mother that gum chewing was in poor taste. She would recite this little ditty and it has stuck with me ever since. It seems so apropos when watching the spectacle of our President-of-Poor-Manners as he gallivants the globe and chews gum at formal events.The gum-chewing girl and the cud-chewing cow. What is the difference I will allow. The intelligent look on the face of the cow. Obama should make every American with a modicum of decency feel ashamed and sickened as he continues his coarse and boorish behavior. We used to...
  • This Stunning Viral Video Shows What the Media Missed at the March for Life

    02/01/2015 2:57:59 PM PST · by Morgana ^ | 1/29/15 | Steven Ertelt
    If a picture is worth a thousand words, just how many words is an amazing pro-life viral video worth? A new video produced by the Media Research Center shows the more than half a million people who gathered last week for the March for Life. The video has already been shared and seen by almost a million people. Without further ado: VIDEO ON LINK
  • Former star of Power Rangers Samurai arrested for 'murdering roommate with a sword'

    02/01/2015 2:55:10 PM PST · by Stalwart · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Feb 1, 2015 | Kieran Cocoran
    A former Power Ranger has been arrested for allegedly murdering his roommate with a sword. Ricardo Medina Jr, 37, was arrested in Palmdale, California, Saturday and charged with killing Joshua Stutter by stabbing him in the abdomen with the sharp weapon.
  • NFL reportedly probing Atlanta Falcons' alleged use of fake crowd noise

    02/01/2015 2:53:33 PM PST · by Colofornian · 2 replies ^ | Feb. 1, 2015 | Austin Knoblauch
    Move over 'Deflategate.' There's a new investigation rocking the NFL. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the NFL is looking into whether the Atlanta Falcons used artificial crowd noise during their home games at the Georgia Dome during the past two seasons. A team spokesman confirmed the NFL's investigation to the newspaper. "We were informed during the season that the league office is looking into crowd noise during our games,” Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said Sunday. "We have cooperated fully with them, and we’re awaiting the outcome." The investigation was first reported by ESPN. If the allegations are true, the Falcons...
  • Porn users more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, have multiple partners: study

    02/01/2015 2:48:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | Jan 30, 2015 | Lisa Bourne
    an. 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - People who use pornography are more likely to partake in risky sexual behavior and have multiple sex partners, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Sydney and Curtin University in Australia analyzed the findings of 17 previous studies on porn use to determine whether there is an association between “sexual risk behaviors” and pornography consumption. Sexual risk behaviors were identified in the study as casual sex, lack of condom use and a high number of sexual partners, with researchers linking these to “poor health outcomes,” such as increased occurrence of sexually transmitted...
  • [VANITY] Katy Perry Wardrobe Malfunction Thread

    02/01/2015 2:46:35 PM PST · by Rodamala · 8 replies
    My Perverted Mind ^ | Sunday, February 1, 2015 | Rodamala
    Ok. Listen up FRiends. I am home in a snowstorm tending the fire, and the 2 kitties that adopted me as their Hooman. I don't own a television set... and honestly can't remember the last time I saw the Superbowl... maybe the Giants a few years back. I am simply starting this thread so that when the wardrobe malfunction happens, I can be pinged... hopefully with a YouTube link to a super slow motion video of the incident. Thanks in advance.
  • Is Pedophilia Okay if You’re “Born That Way”?

    02/01/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | February 1, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    “Now, many experts view it as a sexual orientation as immutable as heterosexuality ... a deep-rooted predisposition ... that becomes clear during puberty and does not change.”The above idea was expressed with respect to homosexuality decades ago and since has become left-wing dogma. The thinking is that if someone was “born that way,” if the behavior is “natural” for him and he didn’t choose his feelings, how could it be wrong?Yet the opening quoted line wasn’t penned decades ago — it’s only two years old. And homosexuality wasn’t the focus.It was about pedophilia.Here is the complete quotation, as published by...
  • EPN says "case closed", but Parents on the way to the United Nations (missing Mexican students)

    02/01/2015 2:42:30 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    Borderland Beat ^ | February 1, 2015 | By Lucio
    Mexico’s attorney general may have considered the normalistas case closed, as he proclaimed last week, but it appears no one is listening. The parents of two missing normalistas, boarded a flight from Mexico City, to Geneva, Switzerland, where they will participate in the investigation by the united nations into the forced disappearance of 43 students attacked and abducted on the night of September 26th, 2014. Hilda Legideńo Vargas, mother of Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideńo, and Bernabé Abraham Gaspar, father of Adán Abrajan de la Cruz, are accompanied by Maria Aguilar, area coordinator of international Human Rights Center Tlachinollan, and Stephanie...
  • Patriots' rule-bending goes back decades, to 'snow plow' game in 1982

    02/01/2015 2:41:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 9 replies ^ | Jan. 31, 2015 | Daniel Guss
    The New England Patriots weren't always a NFL powerhouse. Far from it. But for many years they have stretched the rules for the sake of winning. And that started with the infamous "snow plow game." In 1981, the Patriots were 2-14 and the only team to lose to the lowly Baltimore Colts — which they did twice — and ended the season with a nine-game losing streak. They played in a place named for a low-rent beer, Schaefer Stadium, a dump with zero amenities that cost only $7 million to build in 1970 (or about $41 million in 2015 money)....
  • Texas hospital tries to pull plug on comatose 12-year-old against parents’ wishes

    02/01/2015 2:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | Jan 30, 2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, January 30, 2015 ( -- A 12-year-old boy in Corpus Christi, Texas, is facing death this weekend as hospital officials fight to remove him from the ventilator helping him breathe – over the objections of his parents, and despite the fact that another hospital has already agreed to allow a transfer in order to give him lifesaving care. In a case that echoes last year’s contentious legal battle over the fate of Jahi McMath – a 13-year-old declared legally dead by hospital and government officials despite having a heartbeat – young Joey Cronin’s fate is in the...
  • Support Of Israel Reason House Was Tagged With Swastikas, Frat Says (UC Davis)

    02/01/2015 2:32:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    CBS13 Sacramento ^ | January 31, 2015 | By Lemor Abrams
    DAVIS--On Saturday morning – the holiest day of the week for Jews – swastikas spray painted in red on their Jewish frat house were the last thing these brothers expected to wake up to. “I’m a freshman so I’ve never had to deal with such outward show of hate towards me and my people,” Itai Ofir said. Ofir and his Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi call it anti-Semitism at its worst. “I mean, you can see throughout history many Arab countries have tried to take down Israel,” Nir Voloshin said. Pro-Israel students say they feared recent events would lead to...
  • “A Reader at Home in Middle-Earth” [FReeper poem in the NYT]

    02/01/2015 2:24:26 PM PST · by Silly · 12 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | January 21, 2015 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: Some people look like their dogs; some like their spouses. You see they belong together, and you smile. This subway rider looked like, and belonged to, his thick book. Ginger hair, pulled back in a tail away from his ruddy baby face, matching his scruffy beard. Youthful and burly, rustic and earthy, dressed for the outdoors in a jacket and a pale red flannel shirt. Not yet spoiled by city life, innocent, unadventured, but poised to begin, clutching his treasured story in readiness. What was that book to him? Fiction? History? Autobiography? No clue from his silent eyes,...
  • Canada in Recession, US Will Follow in 2015

    02/01/2015 2:24:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 1, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    On January 21 when the Canadian Central Bank unexpected slashed interest rates, I wrote Canadian Recession Coming Up. Following the rate cut, the yield curve in Canada inverted out to three years. Inversion means near-term interest rates are higher than long-term rates. I saw no other person mention the inversion at the time. An inverted yield curve generally portends recession. Nine days later, the Canadian yield curve is still inverted. Let's compare what I posted about the curve on January 21 vs. January 30. Canadian Yield Curve January 21 30-year: 2.044% (Today's Low 1.998%)10-Year: 1.426% (Today's Low 1.366%)05-Year: 0.791% (Down...
  • Headline test <br>Headline test

    02/01/2015 2:23:57 PM PST · by Silly · 57 replies
    Test ignore.
  • Citing Constitution, Paul Ryan Defends Israeli Leader’s Address to Congress

    02/01/2015 2:20:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 2/1/15 | Kate Scanlon
    During an appearance on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan defended House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, calling the decision “wholly appropriate.” Host Chuck Todd asked the Wisconsin Republican if it was appropriate for the legislative branch to circumvent the executive branch in matters of foreign policy. Ryan said critics of Netanyahu’s visit should look to the U.S. Constitution. “These are three separate but equal branches of government,” said Ryan. “We don’t subserve one to the other.”
  • CDC warns of 'large outbreak' of measles (illegal alien alert)

    02/01/2015 2:16:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/01/15 | Kristina Wong
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on Sunday warned that the U.S. could see a "large outbreak" of measles. "We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles, and the possibility that we could have a large outbreak in this country as a result," Frieden said on CBS's "Face the Nation." There are at least 102 reported cases in 14 states, according to the CDC. Frieden said that the U.S. is "likely to see more cases." Frieden said there is "aggressive public health action" to identify those with measles, isolate...
  • Born Again - The Bible Way

    02/01/2015 2:15:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | Tim Staples
    “Have you been born again, my friend?” Thousands of Catholics have been asked this question by well-meaning Fundamentalists or Evangelicals. Of course, by “born again” the Protestant usually means: “Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior through the recitation of ‘the sinner’s prayer?”” How is a Catholic to respond? The simple Catholic response is: “Yes, I have been born again—when I was baptized.” In fact, Jesus’ famous “born again” discourse of John 3:3-5, which is where we find the words “born again” in Scripture, teaches us about the essential nature of baptism: Jesus answered him, "Truly,...
  • Even John McCain Has Finally Abandoned Sarah Palin

    02/01/2015 2:11:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | February 1, 2015 | Jason Easley
    Sen. McCain admitted on CNN that even he wouldn’t support Sarah Palin if she would run for president in 2016. Video: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)McCain offered up his standard defense of Palin, but when he was asked if he thought that she should run for president, he changed his tune. McCain said, “I think that she ought to do whatever she feels that she’d like to do. I’m very supportive of anything that she does. Obviously, Sen. Lindsey Graham is the person I’m supporting, but I wish her every success.” McCain said that Palin could be an asset in 2016 because she still...
  • Planned Parenthood director on Medicaid audit claims “no wrongdoing no fraud”

    02/01/2015 2:08:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | saynsumthn
    In 2010, Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest agreed to pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims billed to Medicaid. The original audit finding estimated the Spokane family-planning organization improperly billed Medicaid more than $629,000 for 333 patient procedures from March 2004 through February 2007. During that time, the clinic collected about $7.6 million from Medicaid. Planned Parenthoods in New Jersey were also investigated that same year. In 2012, a published report said that Illinois Medicaid’s inspector general was investigating the billing practices of...
  • NFL Super Bowl XLIX [Live Thread]

    02/01/2015 2:08:20 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 62 replies
    Super Bowl....can't find a starting this
  • Medical quackery marks Planned Parenthood’s flawed “study”

    02/01/2015 2:05:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | Feb 1, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    There’s a saying about inmates running the asylum which translates well to Planned Parenthood. The abortion giant’s latest stunt involves another inbred action of medical quackery–and mockery. A “study” that concluded that Planned Parenthood’s abortion procedures were just fine, was actually funded by Planned Parenthood, conducted at Planned Parenthood facilities, and written by a Planned Parenthood doctor. Yet many people may buy the fiction because it’s presented as fact and labeled as a study. Scientific studies are generally reliable and tested, but in order to be a legitimate study, it needs to meet certain conditions, such as having objectivity and...
  • The Global Edition of More Guns = Less Crime

    02/01/2015 1:33:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 1, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Back in 2013, I shared a snarky post comparing murder rates in Chicago and Houston. What made the data amusing is that any sensible person would look at Chicago’s high murder rate and strict gun control and conclude that perhaps, just maybe, such policies don’t work. But the post speculated that a left-wing social scientist would instead conclude that “cold weather causes murder.”Today, let’s take a more serious look at the issue.Here’s a great video, narrated by Bill Whittle, that looks at gun ownership rates and murder rates.NUMBER ONE WITH A BULLETAs you can see, America is the number one...
  • The Left and Absolute Sexual Freedom

    02/01/2015 1:29:42 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-1-15 | Fay Voshell
    C.S. Lewis wrote in 1952 that “perversions of the sex instinct are numerous, hard to cure, and frightful.” The good Oxford don did not live to see the times we now live in, times in which progressive extremists can state a straight face that actually there are no sexual perversions – times in which even the long-held taboos against pedophilia and incest are falling like dominoes. The evidence that in the name of absolute sexual freedom, traditional taboos are no longer to be honored is everywhere. While sexual perversion has always existed, it has never been as widely tolerated and...
  • SuperBowl Will the Seahawks beat the Patriots

    02/01/2015 1:28:32 PM PST · by hondact200 · 65 replies
    February 1, 2015 | hondact200
    Will the Seahawks beat the Patriots? Now that Brady has his balls being held by the NFL. Will the issue of deflategate become apparent. Brady cannot pass squishy balls, thus the patriots lose to the Seahawks. Now that Kitten Bowl (hallmark) and Puppy Bowl (Animal Planet) are over. Bella and the Bulldogs (nick) female high school quarterback is over too. Lets have some real football, with the properly inflated balls and lets congratulate Aaron Rogers for making the MVP.
  • The Protestant's Dilemma: A Review (Part Three): The Papacy

    02/01/2015 1:23:06 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 13 replies
    Beggers All ^ | Jan.17, 2015 | james Swan
    This is a continuation of my review of The Protestant’s Dilemma: How the Reformation’s Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism (San Diego: Catholic Answers Press, 2014, Kindle edition) by Rome's defender, Devin Rose. The book throughout presents caricatures of Protestant positions, illogical conclusions, shoddy documentation, assumes the truth of the Roman Catholic worldview without proving it, and demonstrates that the author did not apply his own criteria to his own position. Section 2 of TPD  is entitled, "The Papacy." It's a short chapter, under 1000 words. The temptation in reviewing it is is to respond at a much...
  • LA: Musician Beaten after Self Defense shooting; Beware Accomplices

    02/01/2015 1:22:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 February | Dean Weingarten
    Billy Gregory is a successful musician and vocalist in New Orleans.  The NOPD is saying that early Friday morning, about 1:15 a.m., the 30th of January, the musician shot a man outside of a night club:  From The NOPD is backing a musician`s claim that he shot a man outside a Marigny nightclub in self-defense. It appears that a 'gutter punk' accosted Gregory.  He drew a legally carried pistol and fired one shot to the chest of one of the 'gutter punks', Nicholas Temper, 23 years of age.  Temper collapsed in a nearby bar after 911 was called.  ...
  • So what "year" is it anyway?

    02/01/2015 1:18:33 PM PST · by Ghost of SVR4 · 27 replies
    Today | Me
    Hiya folks, hope everyone is having a good Sunday and enjoying the run up to the "game" (do you all have your football psi readers on hand??). So, I was watching an episode of "Through the Wormhole" (leaving politics out of it) and the opener for Season 5 Episode 10, Morgan Freeman proceeds to say that the Saudi's think it is the 15th century and Israel thinks it is the 58th. So, I post here because after some googling, I am looking for some solid links into understanding why these discrepancies (and yes, I understand it will be lots of...
  • The Protestant's Dilemma: A Review (Part Two): Divine Authority, Church Corruption

    02/01/2015 1:16:15 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 5 replies
    Beggers All ^ | Jan 15, 2015 | James Swan
    This is a continuation of my review of The Protestant’s Dilemma: How the Reformation’s Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism (San Diego: Catholic Answers Press, 2014, Kindle edition) by Rome's defender, Devin Rose. Part one can be found here (and also at the Aomin blog). The first part of the review examined the conversion story of the author. This current installment will deal with the author's notion of authority and church corruption. The book throughout presents caricatures of Protestant positions, illogical conclusions, shoddy documentation, assumes the truth of the Roman Catholic worldview without proving it, and demonstrates that the...
  • US government cancels thousands of immigration hearings; delays could extend past 2019

    02/01/2015 1:09:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies ^ | February 1, 2015 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO -- Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved. Some immigration lawyers fear the delay will leave their clients at risk of deportation as evidence becomes dated, witnesses disappear, sponsoring relatives die and dependent children become adults. The increase in cancellations began late last summer after the Justice Department prioritized the tens of thousands of Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, most of them mothers with children and unaccompanied minors. Immigration...
  • After Mitt: A GOP Message of Incentives, Sound Money and Growth

    02/01/2015 1:07:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 1, 2015 | Larry Kudlow
    Mitt Romney showed once again that he is truly a class act. In his announcement that he will not be running for president in 2016, he stated, "I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee." This was unusual political humility. But let me highlight this specific phrase: "one who has not yet taken their message across...
  • New Atlanta-Based Group Formed To Combat ‘Police Terrorism’ Against the Black Community

    02/01/2015 1:07:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | January 6, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    After the recent and ongoing killings of unarmed Black men by police officers, a new Atlanta-based group called the Coalition to Combat Police Terrorism is adding its voice to discussions of how police brutality has been plaguing the Black community. Many groups have been formed specifically to help combat police brutality but there has been a recent surge in Black vigilante groups sharing more radical views on the issue. In a country where police officers are viewed by many as heroes, the Coalition to Combat Police Terrorism cites history to make the claim that the modern police are just an...
  • The Protestant's Dilemma: A Review (Part One)

    02/01/2015 1:05:39 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 17 replies
    Beggers All ^ | Jan. 13 2015 | James Swan
    Recently I picked up The Protestant's Dilemma: How the Reformation’s Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism (San Diego: Catholic Answers Press, 2014). In the preface of the Kindle edition, an unidentified author states that the primary author, Devin Rose, has put forth a book looking to engage in "dialogue" specifically"with members of the thousands of Protestant sects." The book is said to raise issues that a Protestant "has never considered before," not simply to have dialogue for the sake of mutual understanding, but rather to have "conciliar" dialogue in which the goal is to show the logical inconsistency of Protestantism...
  • NYPD to launch a beefed-up counterterrorism squad

    02/01/2015 1:04:28 PM PST · by JOAT · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 30 January 2015 | Shawn Cohen
    <p>The NYPD will launch a unit of 350 cops to handle both counterterrorism and protests — riding vehicles equipped with machine guns and riot gear — under a re-engineering plan to be rolled out over the coming months.</p> <p>The Strategic Response Group, or SRG, will be devoted to “advanced disorder control and counterterrorism protection,” responding to the sort of demonstrations that erupted after the Eric Garner grand jury decision and also events like the recent Paris terror attacks.</p>
  • Christian Woman Takes Podium at Muslim Event: “Islam Will Never Dominate the U.S. Nor Texas"

    02/01/2015 1:00:11 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Sons of Liberty ^ | January 30, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Full Title:Christian Woman Takes Over Podium at Muslim Event: “Islam Will Never Dominate the United States and by the Grace of God, it Will Never Dominate Texas.” A Christian woman took over the podium at the 11th annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day event on Thursday and declared, “”Islam will never dominate the United States and by the grace of God, it will never dominate Texas.” That January 30,2015 was Texas Muslim Capital Day in Austin doesn't make for an encouraging sign. You already know this bold and brave woman from an earlier stand she took at the National Cathedral in...
  • Who's woman enough to attend Bryn Mawr?(Liberal Quandary)

    02/01/2015 12:56:13 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/01/2015 | Samantha Melamed
    Tyler Williams, 24, is proud to have a diploma from an elite liberal arts college. Though it can be awkward in job interviews to explain how he happened to receive one from Bryn Mawr. Yet such conversations are becoming more common as a small but growing number of transgender people are graduating from women's colleges across the country - and, in the process, are raising difficult questions about what it means to be a women's-only institution. Those include: how to accommodate students who enrolled as women but came to identify as male while on campus, and whether to admit transgender...
  • Gov. Scott Walker Wouldn't Rule Out U.S. Boots on the Ground In Syria

    02/01/2015 12:53:18 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/1/2015 | Jessica Puckett
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has surged to the top of the potential GOP field, said on "This Week" Sunday that he wouldn't rule out putting U.S. boots on the ground in Syria if he were the commander-in-chief. ...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 2/1 7-11pm est

    02/01/2015 12:51:29 PM PST · by Vision · 9 replies
    WAMU ^ | 2/1/15 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • 10 reasons popular versions of Christian heaven would actually be hell (Valerie Tarico)

    02/01/2015 12:43:34 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 78 replies
    Maybe descriptions of Hell are so horrific to keep people from thinking about how hellish popular versions of the Christian Heaven would be—even without Pat Robertson in the mix. Most Westerners are at least vaguely familiar with the popular Christian version of Heaven: pearly gates, streets of gold, winged angels and the Righteous, with their bodies made perfect and immortal, singing the praises of God forever. What’s surprising is how few people have actually thought about what a nightmare this kind of existence would be.
  • Seahawks Assistant Coach: ‘Jesus Is Better Than The Super Bowl’

    02/01/2015 12:37:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    The Gospel Coaltion ^ | 1-29-15 | David Daniels
    In his interview with The Gospel Coalition about his faith, his football career, and Super Bowl XLIX, Seattle Seahawks assistant coach Rocky Seto asked for one editorial favor. “Could we emphasize that Jesus is better than anything this world has to offer and that he is the greatest treasure in the entire universe?” Seto said. “Jesus is better than the Super Bowl.” Seto made the same comment—that Jesus is better than the Super Bowl—in an interview in December 2013. Less than two months later, the Seahawks won the Super Bowl. On February 1, Seto will win it again if the...
  • Union strikes at 9 US refineries in bid for new contract

    02/01/2015 12:34:34 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    CNBC .. Reuters ^ | Feb 1, 2015 | Lucy Nicholson
    Union leaders called strikes on Sunday at nine U.S. refineries in a bid to pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers at 63 plants. The walkouts, the first held in support of a nationwide pact since 1980, target plants that together account for more than 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity. The discord comes as plunging crude prices force oil companies to slash spending. Royal Dutch Shell, the lead industry negotiator, indicated talks had broken down. ... Shell activated a strike contingency plan at its sprawling joint venture refinery in Deer Park, Texas, to keep...

    02/01/2015 12:31:46 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 87 replies
    Americas Freedom fighters ^ | January 24, 2015 | Dean James
  • Buying a New MacMini-Vanity

    02/01/2015 12:27:22 PM PST · by amigatec · 11 replies
    I am buying a New MacMini i7. I have a bunch a junk on my current Mini. What would be the best way to transfer the items over and clean it up at the same time. I do have a Time Machine backup.
  • Iraqi old man kills 7 IS militants in revenge for slain son

    02/01/2015 12:22:31 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies
    An Iraqi old man on Sunday shot dead seven Islamic State (IS) militants in revenge for the killing of his son by the extremists in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin, a provincial security source said. The incident took place in the morning when Basil Ramadan, in his 60s, opened fire from his AK-47 assault rifle on a group of IS militants at a checkpoint in the provincial capital city of Tikrit, and killed seven of them before they shot him dead, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
  • New Apple and IBM enterprise app delivers a lot of utility

    02/01/2015 12:21:46 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 38 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | Friday, January 30, 2015 | Daniel Terdiman
    Apple and IBM are planning on partnering on a dozen new enterprise apps this quarter, and 100 this year. The first of them, aimed at utility workers, will be announced next week. VentureBeat has learned that the app, which the two huge corporations developed for a major U.S. utility company, was built for crew workers, like those that service electricity lines. It’s designed to give those workers a wide range of data, such as maps and weather notifications. The app is the result of the partnership between Apple and IBM, announced last summer, under which the two technology giants are...
  • APNewsBreak: Obama ties foreign profits tax to public works

    02/01/2015 12:20:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2015 11:18 AM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn and Andrew Taylor
    President Barack Obama’s budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said. The proposal, one of the main components of the $4 trillion spending plan for the 2016 budget year that Obama will send to Congress on Monday, attempts to tap into bipartisan support for spending on badly needed infrastructure repairs and construction. The tax on accumulated foreign profits would be set at 14 percent and due immediately. Under current law,...
  • It's Aaron: Aaron Rodgers surprises 4 kids at Hometown Heroes Camp

    02/01/2015 12:14:06 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Video at source. Aaron Rogers surprises 4 kids at Hometown Heroes Camp who lost their fathers in the military. It's Aaron is a series of visits Aaron Rogers makes to kids who have suffered a loss through war, or illness, just to hang out and talk.
  • Real-life 'American Sniper' called 'blowhard and liar'

    02/01/2015 12:12:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Chestnut Hill Local ^ | January 30, 2015 | Cindy Sheehan
    Ed. Note: The biggest Hollywood box office hit these days is “American Sniper,” the hagiography biopic of Chris Kyle, the sniper from Texas who had 160 confirmed kills and possibly many more in Iraq. Two of the most passionate antiwar activists in the country over the past few years have been Celeste Zappala, of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown and Gold Star Families Speak Out, whose son, Sgt. Sherwood Baker, was killed in Baghdad on April 26, 2004, and Cindy Sheehan, whose son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004. The following article...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. [FReepathon XXXII]

    02/01/2015 12:07:12 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Woo hoo!! Our 1st quarter FReepathon is off to a great start!! Let's keep it going. We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom...
  • Refuting The Laws of Physics, Part 1 of 2

    02/01/2015 12:04:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 1, 2015 | Mark Baisley
    I count myself among the many astrogeeks who (1) keep track of where all the visible planets are and who (2) hold a considered opinion regarding whether Pluto should have been downgraded from full planet status. (BTW, yes, Pluto deserves the demotion to dwarf planet; not just because it is even smaller than the dwarf planet Eris, but also because Pluto can’t walk upright like Goofy). This month provides particularly interesting evenings for stargazers. Five planets — Mars, Neptune, Venus, Uranus, and Mercury — are all bunched up within a few degrees of each other from the perspective of Earth....
  • Racist “60 Minutes” Crank Refused to Be Seen Publicly With Black Mistress: Don’t Dress Like Beyonce

    02/01/2015 12:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Gateway ^ | January 31, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Racist “60 Minutes” host Steve Kroft told his sexy black mistress to dress like Laura Bush, not Beyonce. Kroft refused to bee seen with her in public. ... Steve Kroft confirmed a three-year affair with married black lawyer Lisan Goines.