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  • Greenfield: Social Justice is the Root of All Dbt

    07/03/2015 3:46:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 2 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 3, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Social Justice is the Root of All Debt It’s the fault of everyone who gave the left money and wanted it back. July 3, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Banks are the root of all evil. When a member of a traditionally oppressed group wants a house or a car he can’t afford, financial institutions are expected to lend him the money. If they don’t, they’re engaging in discrimination. Then when he can’t pay, it’s the fault of the evil banks for having...
  • Firework displays are pretty but can stress veterans with PTSD

    07/03/2015 1:34:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    sheknows.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Tanvier Peart
    Many families look forward to Fourth of July celebrations that typically include delicious food and fireworks. While there's nothing wrong with observing the day, it's important to keep those who served in mind, as they might struggle with post-traumatic stress. The nonprofit Military with PTSD is hoping to raise awareness about the effects fireworks can have on men and women who served in the military. Unfortunately noisemakers and firework displays used to commemorate our nation's independence can oftentimes be the very things that cause emotional distress on combat veterans.
  • Cass Sunstein Warns Against 'New Cadre of Thought Police'

    07/02/2015 10:04:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 29, 2015 11:31am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Cass Sunstein, the former Obama administration “regulatory czar,” has warned the campus crusade against “microaggressions” could potentially be enforced by a “new cadre of thought police.” […] Sunstein chastises the University of California at Berkeley for its “willingness to consider disciplining people for making one of a large number of statements, many or all of which most Americans would consider harmless or even correct.” He also mentions another university, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, has taken a stand against microaggressions by publishing a list of “examples of racial microaggressions.” …
  • Hagar: Does Ted Cruz have advantage in wooing Adelson?

    07/02/2015 9:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | July 2, 2015 | Ray Hagar
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/02/hagar-ted-cruz-advantage-wooing-adelson/29655093/
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, and GOD BLESS AMERICA

    07/02/2015 8:00:42 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 23 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | July 2 2015 | carlo3b
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, and GOD BLESS AMERICAIT'S NOT JUST THE 4th OF JULY, IT IS OUR DAY OF INDEPENDENCEAs Americans, today we set aside the trivialities of everyday life to remember why we enjoy what few in the history of the world have ever experienced, a totally Free Country.. But for the courage of a few, who bravely, at the sacrifice of all they possessed, laid down a marker that the world had never seen, ALL OR NOTHING, FOR FREEDOM..Without their tenacity, and vision, we would be under the boot of some tyrant, struggling to survive at their whim.. Instead...
  • White House: Have you talked to your family about ObamaCare lately?

    07/02/2015 7:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend. After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members who may be less-than-enthused that ObamaCare is here to stay. “You should be prepared when Aunt Janine says something like, ‘Obamacare hasn’t helped anyone!’” a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services wrote in a blog post on Thursday. For instance, if your Uncle Ted starts calling Obamacare a train wreck, you should calmly explain that he’s...
  • Marriage and polygamy: Three's company, too

    07/02/2015 6:51:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Economist's Democracy in America Blog ^ | July 2, 2015 | Will Wilkinson
    ANTHONY KENNEDY, in his majority ruling legalising same-sex marriage nationwide, tried to allay the concern that polygamy would be next. John Roberts, in his dissent, said he couldn't see a principled way of opening the door to same-sex couples without also letting polygamists through. Who's right? Is legal polygamy next? Should it be? Jonathan Rauch, who wrote this newspaper's ahead-of-the-curve 1996 cover piece advocating same-sex marriage, has plenty of experience in keeping people off this slippery slope. According to Mr Rauch, the problem with a man marrying two women (we don't see many real-world examples of polyandry, a women with...
  • The Top Three Contenders For The U.S. Military’s XM17 Modular Handgun System Contract

    07/02/2015 5:49:29 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 45 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | July 1, 205 | Bob Owens
    WeÂ’re just a week away from the fourth and final industry day where handgun manufacturers will meet to discuss the U.S. MilitaryÂ’s requirements for the XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS). The XM17 project winner will be a replacement for the venerable, but now worn-out M9s made by Beretta that have been the nationÂ’s top military pistol for 30 years. The meeting will take place on July 7-8 at New JerseyÂ’s Picatinny Arsenal. The winner of the MHS contract is expected to be awarded the contract for roughly 280,000 full-size handguns for the Army, more than 200,000 for the Navy, Air...
  • Conservative Russians Give Moral Lesson to Facebook’s Homosexual Propaganda

    07/02/2015 5:32:05 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Conservative Russians Give Moral Lesson to Facebook’s Homosexual Propaganda By Julio Severo In celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling favoring homosexual “marriage” last week, Facebook launched an app called “Let’s Celebrate Pride,” which allowed users to overlay an image of the homosexual rainbow over their profile picture. Facebook expected many millions of its users to celebrate, but from its 1.44 billion users, just 26 million did — less than 2 per cent. The fact is, the absolute majority of Facebook users did not want to get involved in the Facebook’s homosexual propaganda. Compounding the failure, there was an...
  • Lawyers for Don Carlos join pre-trial battle [Waco]

    07/02/2015 4:37:18 PM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | July 2, 2015
    Houston – Lawyers who represent the manager of a neighboring restaurant next door to Twin Peaks say an attorney for a defendant in a shootout on May 17 is threatening contempt and arrest if their clinet does not comply with a request for surveillance video. Labeling a subpoena for the surveillance video from the cameras of Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant a “fishing expedition,” lawyers for the restaurant’s management termed “threatening…with orders of contempt and arrest” a request by a Dallas attorney in advance of an examining trial set for August 10 in Precinct 1 Justice Court by Judge Pete Peterson....
  • Killer Mike Talks Racism, Reconciliation & Reparations With Tavis Smiley (VIDEO)

    07/02/2015 4:22:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    AllHipHop News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Yohance Kyles
    Killer Mike has become a vital Hip Hop representative when it comes to discussions about injustice, police brutality, and racism. The Atlanta-based rapper has addressed those topics as one half of Run The Jewels, a guest on CNN, a lecturer at M.I.T, and a columnist for Vox. Mike returned to television to once again speak on relevant social topics. He stopped by the PBS program The Tavis Smiley Show. The conversation included Mike and Smiley debating the idea of African-Americans offering forgiveness for racial discrimination. “After we reconcile, why don’t I own any of the land? Why does De Beers...
  • Think you know about slavery? You don’t.

    07/02/2015 4:03:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-02-15 | DrJohn
      Certain things tend to set off triggers in you. For me it was Don Lemon- when he joined the flag-damning freaking idiot liberal lemmings in their bloodlust considering the removal of the Jefferson memorial: CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday hinted that there will come a day when the United States will have to "rethink" tributes such as the Jefferson Memorial. After a contentious segment with Ben Jones, in which the former Congressman defended the Confederate flag, Legal View host Ashley Banfield brought up the author of the Declaration of Independence. She reminded, "There is a monument of him in...
  • The book Ted Cruz really wanted to write

    07/02/2015 3:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    ThePolitico's The KGB File ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kate Bennett
    He hoped to emulate Barack Obama's memoir 'Dreams from My Father', which left a lasting impression. With his new book out this week, Ted Cruz is doing what he does best: getting a lot of attention by attacking … just about everyone. But the political memoir that he’s calling A Time for Truth wasn’t really the book Cruz started out wanting to write, says a source close to the Texas senator and presidential candidate. In fact, Cruz was hoping to emulate the writing of a man he has called “lawless” and “an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists” (among other fine...
  • Obama Administration blocks attempts to fly heavy weapons to Kurds to fight the Islamic State

    07/02/2015 2:53:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/02/15 | Robert Spencer
    obama-finger-“There is simply no strategic approach. There is a lack of coordination in selecting targets, and there is no overall plan for defeating Isil.” Indeed. The President keeps forcing people to ask the question, Which side is he on? “US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State,” by Con Coughlin, Telegraph, July 2, 2015: The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack...
  • Tesla, Nissan Take Financial Hits as States Remove EV Subsidies

    07/02/2015 1:19:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 2, 2015 | Paul Chesser
    It’s been six years sinceelectric vehiclemanufacturers enjoyed their windfall from U.S. taxpayers via the stimulus, but the thirst for subsidies, and pain from financial losses, have not waned. The pursuit of government goodiescontinues apace forTesla Motors, even more vigorously after the Los Angeles Timesreported last month that CEO Elon Musk depends on more than $4.9 billion in corporate welfare for his companies, which also include SolarCity and SpaceX. Tesla’s quest may more accurately be portrayed as preservation of the golden goose that is California’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) credit scheme. The Golden State requires the six largest auto manufacturers to...
  • Analysis: Egypt is Losing Its War Against ISIS in Sinai

    07/02/2015 11:13:43 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | YOSSI MELMAN
    Wednesday's terror attack was the largest ever carried out by the Sinai Province, Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate, since it began its fight against the government in Cairo some four years ago. It also marked the most painful blow suffered by the Egyptian military in its war on extremist Islamist terror, which it is bent on eradicating. It was a well-planned attack, carried out by dozens of ISIS operatives in northern Sinai, and the explosions and weapons fire were heard loud and clear in Israel. Amid concerns that ISIS may try to spread their attacks in the direction of Israel -...
  • Two MUST WATCH movies to record tonight: "Johnny Tremain" and "The Great Locomotive Chase" (TCM)

    07/02/2015 10:19:23 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 13 replies
    We Boomers who grew up in a kinder, gentler, era, (despite the fears of a Soviet nuclear attack, and learning to "hide" under our desks at school) .....not having to worry about which bathroom it was OK, er..safe to use, or why Heather has two mommies, or Bruce two dads, can remember way back when Walt Disney was alive, and Disney actually made great films. Tonite, if you get TCM on your cable system, they're airing two superb films, that rarely show up anymore...
  • (vanity) Need SCSI controller solution for small-form-factor PC

    07/02/2015 10:16:33 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 62 replies
    self | 7/2/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    I once again call upon the collective genius of all the FReeper minds, this time to help me solve a computer issue. I recently had no choice but to upgrade from the PC I've been using since -- wait for it -- 2000 (or thereabouts). Why did I wait so long? Well, because I've tweaked and customized it over the years to do exactly what I want it to do. But I had to face the reality that it's too slow to do things properly anymore, and more and more online stuff just doesn't work on the old XP machine....
  • The Coming Era of Pension Poverty

    07/02/2015 9:08:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 07/02/2015 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Assuming "growth" will fund all promised pensions and entitlements is magical thinking.The core problem with pension plans is that the promises were issued without regard for the revenues needed to pay the promises. Lulled by 60 years of global growth since 1945, those in charge of entitlements and publicly funded pensions assumed that "growth"--of GDP, tax revenues, employment and everything else--would always rise faster than the costs of the promised pensions and entitlements.But due to demographics and a structurally stagnant economy, entitlements and pension costs are rising at a much faster rate than the revenues needed to pay the promised...
  • It’s Not Guns: It’s Big Pharma

    07/02/2015 8:51:47 AM PDT · by Fay · 11 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | July 2, 2015 | Mychal Massie
    January 22, 2013, I wrote the following Daily Rant. It was titled “Weapons of Choice.” I repost it today and ask you — what has changed? Doctors and government continue to poison our young people and children and when they react to the side effects of their psychotropic drugs they go to gun-free zones and commit amongst other things mass murder. For those who missed this piece the first time here it is again and for those who have read it here’s a refresher read. It has been updated. I remember my friends and I playing army and cowboys and...
  • Supreme Court has made confiscation of firearms a breeze

    07/02/2015 8:45:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/15 | Doug Book
    Last year, Democrat Senator Ed Markey (NY) and Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Mass) introduced legislation suggesting Barack Obama’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) be paid $10 million/year to fund “…research on gun violence prevention and firearm safety.” According to the far left Markey, “it is time we study the issue of gun violence like the public health crisis that it is. If we want to prevent injury and deaths from guns, we need to know what can be done to prevent it.” Truth be told, Markey and Maloney believe the best way to prevent gun violence is by making it...
  • Interesting Reparations for Global Warming

    07/02/2015 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Apparently carbon footprint taxes and wealth redistribution are not enough, we must adopt progressive social engineering of the planet “Give me your tired, your poor, 
 Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 
 The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. 
 Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: 
 I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” - Emma Lazarus If you thought global warming scaremongering tactics went away with the most recent failed prediction for 2015 when we were supposed to be flooded and underwater, with little polar ice caps left, you would be mistaken. Writing for the...
  • Reality versus Fantasy - Obama’s Proxy War In Syria

    07/02/2015 7:53:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/15 | Eddie Pedersen
    Funding alleged Freedom Fighters aka Magical Fighters who historically fall prey to swapping allegiances increases the risk of genocide to astronomical proportions, unwarranted The Kurdish people are fighting our terrorist enemies and losing their lives in the process, and its not just men, 30% of Kurdish fighters are now female fighters, who can never be captured alive. Think about that the next time you cant find a shopping cart at the local grocery store. Think about it when you’re grilling hot dogs and burgers this Fourth of July, or when you hear the national anthem this weekend. These men and...
  • Obama and Cameron in on blocking heroic Kurds from fighting ISIS

    07/02/2015 7:50:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/15 | Judi McLeod
    Blame the next gruesome ISIS video on the deadly duo polluting the news stream with their self-serving empty rhetoric that continues to enable the bloody trail of Islamic terrorism. Courageous Kurds are a minority of one in standing up to ISIS and now the most self-centered friendship in the world is seeking to block them. “The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. (Telegraph, July 2, 2015) “Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western...
  • Hail, heavy rains pound Sierra Vista

    07/02/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Tuesday’s storm dropped marble-sized hailstones and more than an inch of rain on many parts of Sierra Vista, flooding streets and contributing to a rollover injury accident near the airport. It was just after 7 p.m. when Sierra Vista police received a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 90 near Airport Road.
  • Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo Charged With Rape, Sexual Assault

    07/02/2015 7:09:22 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 32 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Jul 1 2015 | Reuters
    Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was in jail in Oregon on Tuesday on charges of rape and sexual assault, court officials said.
  • When it Comes to Israel, Drunk Nixon is Better than Sober Obama

    07/02/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington free Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Roger Stone
    President Richard Nixon was drunk during the height of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, according to veteran journalist Tim Weiner writing for Politico magazine. Weiner’s book, One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, makes the charge. The former New York Times reporter claims that a call recorded by Henry Kissinger proves Nixon was drunk on the fifth day of the crisis after Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel which caught their Intelligence agency by surprise. It became clear in the hours after the 1973 Yom Kippur attack that the Arabs had surprised Israeli forces...
  • Pen Mightier Than Gag Order [Waco]

    07/02/2015 6:03:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | July 1, 2015
    Dallas Attorney Clint Broden is still throwing rocks at what he has started to call Waco’s “Publicity Machine.” In a 30 page emergency petition filed this morning with the Court of Appeals for the Tenth District of Texas, Broden wrote: “Whether real or perceived, there is a noxious odor surrounding the investigation by the Waco Police and the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office with regard to the “Twin Peaks Shooting” and the wholesale arrest of 177 motorcyclists based on identical, “fill-in-the-name” criminal complaints. “Nevertheless, as Justice Brandeis said: ‘Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases....
  • Is America a melting pot or a stew?

    07/02/2015 5:44:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    July 2, 2015 | Vanity
    The Confederate flag is in the news -- being called a symbol of hate by the Left while at the same time the White House is emblazoned with Rainbow flag colors in their celebration that people can love and marry anyone. I cannot wait for 2017 -- to be rid of this destructive, evil administration. I grew up on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin (my mother was raised outside of Milwaukee). I moved to Florida around my junior high school years (a growing transplant state but with with deep South roots in the center regions of the state) and stayed through...
  • Free Meal with Concealed Handgun License

    07/02/2015 5:23:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Chicken Express, located at 2 Warnock Springs Rd in Magnolia, Arkansas, is offering a free meal to people who present a concealed handgun license at their location on July 4th, 2015.   From facebook.com: On Saturday July 4th we will be giving a FREE #1 combo to anyone with a Conceal Handgun License. This will be DINE IN ONLY. You must have your License with you! We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July! There have been a number of other businesses that welcome both the open and concealed carry of firearms and offer promotions based on...
  • Racial Progress in Obama’s America

    07/02/2015 5:13:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-2-2015 | MOTUS
    In this, the 7th year of our historic post-racial, post-partisan presidency, I would like to provide a brief update on our progress toward racial harmony: Life Before Obama (aka BCE - Before Common Error): A diverse mob stampedes through Walmart to buy stuff on Black Friday. After Obama (aka CE - Common Error) A group of “young marauders” rampage through a Macon, Georgia Walmart to break stuff and “see how much damage they could do.” You are not allowed to flaunt your white privilege by calling them “young thugs” as that would be deemed a micro-aggression. So, just shut up.And...
  • How Obamacare could lead inadvertently to free market health care

    07/02/2015 4:34:43 AM PDT · by Marcus · 14 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The president’s chest thumping boasting to the contrary, Obamacare is still a mess that has caused health insurance premiums and deductibles to skyrocket. Some advocates of Canadian-style single-payer systems, such as socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, maintain that this state of affairs will lead Americans to accept a universal, government run “Medicare for all” system. Such a system would also feature rationing and death panels, as has been the case in countries that have adopted such arrangements. However, a Wednesday article in the Wall Street Journal suggests that Obamacare will, inadvertently, lead to a free market, customer-driven health care system...
  • Anti-Confederate battle flag hysteria drives 'The Dukes of Hazzard' off the air

    07/02/2015 4:31:11 AM PDT · by Marcus · 31 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    USA Today reported on Wednesday that TV Land, a nostalgia network that shows episodes of old TV series, has yanked “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its schedule. The series, which aired from 1979 to 1985, depicted the hijinks of the cousins Luke and Bo Duke of Hazzard County, Georgia, whose main occupation seemed to be defying authority, an occupation in which they were aided by their customized, red Dodge Charger, the better to outrun the law. The car, dubbed the “General Lee,” is what got them banned from the airwaves. The General Lee has a Confederate battle flag on the...
  • Greenfield: Pulling Down the Slaver Flags of Islam and Africa

    07/02/2015 4:12:36 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Pulling Down the Slaver Flags of Islam and Africa A few other things to ban besides the Confederate flag July 2, 2015 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The return of the Confederacy was averted in the summer of 2015 when major retailers frantically scoured through their vast offerings to purge any images of a car from the Dukes of Hazzard. If not for their quick thinking, armies of men in gray might have come marching down the streets of New York and San...
  • The Hillary Clinton State Department Emails, Explained

    07/02/2015 4:06:17 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andrew Styles
    Hey, are you there? Yeah, what’s up. Can you tell me about these Hillary Clinton emails everyone is talking about on Twitter? Sure, what would you like to know? Everything. Ok, well, the State Department has just released about 3,000 pages of emails Hillary Clinton sent while serving as secretary of state. Most of them are from 2009. This is the first of several batches of emails the State Department is planning to release over the next year. Government transparency is a good thing, right? It is. However, it’s worth noting that these emails were personally selected by Hillary Clinton...
  • Donald Trump continuing to give canned responses

    07/01/2015 11:35:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    I think one thing Trump is doing correctly is ignoring specific details of questions he is being asked. 90% of the questions the GOP contenders will be getting asked will be total BS or a set up; and the bait should not be taken. In 2012, Juan Williams asked a stupid question about why the majority of blacks oppose the death penalty and whites support the death penalty. They should have used the question to attack affirmative action as being unconstitutional or busing for causing violence.
  • NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Stays the Course to Pluto

    07/01/2015 9:40:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    NASA ^ | July 1, 2015 | Staff
    NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is getting a final “all clear” as it speeds closer to its historic July 14 flyby of Pluto and the dwarf planet’s five moons. After seven weeks of detailed searches for dust clouds, rings, and other potential hazards, the New Horizons team has decided the spacecraft will remain on its original path through the Pluto system instead of making a late course correction to detour around any hazards. Because New Horizons is traveling at 30,800 mph (49,600 kph), a particle as small as a grain of rice could be lethal. “We’re breathing a collective sigh of...
  • Who came out against Facebook’s rainbow flags?

    07/01/2015 8:53:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    BBC Trending ^ | 29 June 2015 | Olga Bugorkova and Ghada Tantawi
    It was wildly popular, but not everybody likes Facebook’s pro-gay marriage photo filter—it’s prompted a backlash in Russia and across the Arab world. If you went on Facebook over the weekend you may have seen friends’ profile pictures turned multicolored. Maybe you even tinted your own pic. A rainbow filter tool was introduced by the company after last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision which cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the US. But in some areas of the world, the response to the initiative was less than enthusiastic—and even downright hostile. In Russia, several filters were created which splash...
  • Bill Clinton’s Brazilian Adventure:Bill Incommunicado In the Land of Carnival (2009)

    07/01/2015 8:29:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton made multiple unsuccessful attempts to reach Bill Clinton by phone during the former president’s 2009 trip to Brazil, where he was giving the keynote speech at an ethanol summit hosted by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association. The batch of emails released by the State Department late Tuesday included the following exchange from June 4, 2009. It raises questions, such as: “What else are the Clintons hiding?”
  • The Confederate Flag - Public Places and Private Lapels

    07/01/2015 7:31:12 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 1, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    I often wear a suit or sport coat, which means that I have a lapel on which to wear a lapel pin. As an American, I often wear an American flag pin, but I do frequently wear others… sometimes a “Celebrate Freedom” pin from a veterans group, sometimes a “little feet” pin from a pro-life group, sometimes a campaign button for whoever I’m supporting that election season. In addition, I sometimes wear a pin celebrating my ethnicity. I’m Italian, Irish, Scotch-Irish, Austrian, and German. I happen to identify mostly with the Italian and Irish aspects of my heritage, so it’s...
  • This NFL Team Will Have The FIRST LGBT PRIDE Event This Season!! Is it YOUR TEAM?!?

    07/01/2015 6:54:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 55 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com/ ^ | 07/01/2015 | Dylan
    It’s really weird to see one of the more masculine and patriarchal professional sports keep making politically correct steps to convince America that it isn’t masculine and patriarchal. I guess this year they’re gonna ramp it up with the first ever LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) celebration! And of course it had to be the Detroit Lions: The Detroit Lions are set to host what is believed to be the NFL’s first LGBT night, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce says it will hold a pride event during the Lions’...
  • Cuba Just Eliminated HIV Transmission between Mother & Baby

    07/01/2015 6:52:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Quarks and Quasars ^ | July 1, 2015 | Posted By: Jolene Creighton
    Thirty years ago, HIV was a death sentence. But not any more. The World Health Organisation has just confirmed that Cuba has become the first country in the world to effectively eliminate mother-to-baby transmission of HIV. Notably, they also state that they have eliminated the transmission of syphilis. Director general of the WHO, Margaret Chan, stated that the advancements made as a result of this breakthrough simply cannot be overstated, calling it, “one of the greatest public health achievements possible.” She told the press, “this is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and...
  • End Domestic Partner Benefits (Vanity)

    07/01/2015 6:29:18 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 18 replies
    Teotwawki | July 1, 2015 | Teotwawki
    My company, like many others, offers the same benefits to same sex domestic partners as it does to opposite sex spouses. With the recent supreme court ruling on same sex marriage, we should all call on all of these companies to end domestic partner benefits or offer the same to hetero couples as well. If pushed, think most companies would offer benefits only to married couples of the same or opposite sex. If they want the benefits, make them get married. In a lot of cases, I think we'll find out that they aren't such a dedicated couple as just...
  • In the Leftist Black List, Again

    07/01/2015 4:48:29 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    In the Leftist Black List, Again By Julio Severo Right Wing Watch, a major American socialist group, has again “exposed” me to its U.S. leftist audience for politically incorrect views.  Right Wing Watch “exposed”: Julio Severo warns that “homosexuality brought destruction to Sodom, and it will bring destruction to any city or superpower embracing it. A remnant of Christians faithful to God should warn about the danger of sodomy and support efforts to protect children and their families from it.” (June 30, 2015) Right Wing Watch exposed, at the same time, Glenn Beck, Mychal Massie, Michael Peroutka and Jim...
  • Secret DOJ Memo To Legalize '12 New Perversions,' Including Bestiality And Pedophilia

    07/01/2015 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 1 2015 | Kyle Mantyla
    Tom DeLay appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday, where he told host Steve Malzberg that, just as he had predicted, all Hell is now breaking loose because of the Supreme Court ruling striking down gay marriage bans. Things are now so out of control, DeLay said, that he even knows about a "secret memo" from the Justice Department aimed at legalizing "12 new perversions," including bestiality and pedophilia. "We've already found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department," DeLay claimed. "They're now going to go after 12 new perversions, things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and...
  • Golf bodies jointly tell Trump he's not 'right' on immigration comments

    07/01/2015 2:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Sports' Devil Ball Golf Blog ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    Univision. NBCUniversal. Macy's. They've all severed ties with 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump over remarks he made about immigration and Mexicans. The two broadcast powers have refused to air the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump partially owns, on July 12, and Mexican officials affiliated with the outdated pageant have said they won't send a representative to the event. Trump has responded in-kind with harsh remarks, particularly through Twitter, setting ablaze any potential future relationship with these companies. However, while Trump has been battling on multiple fronts, he believed he has the backing of the golf world. “I’ve had tremendous support...
  • Naomi Klein at the Vatican: This Changes Everything!

    07/01/2015 2:33:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/01/15 | Judi McLeod
    WHEE!!! The sound of the devil doing cartwheels of glee all over the Vatican. “The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. (AP, July 1, 2015) “Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” acknowledged Wednesday that, “as a secular Jewish feminist,” she never expected to be invited to the Vatican. But there she was among the angels and saints of the ages, at home among their very relics all the same. Not just at the Vatican getting to lecture the...
  • Former CNN anchor involved in fatal shootout with robber

    07/01/2015 2:26:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rodney Ho
    Former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNN correspondent Chuck De Caro faced off against a robber at an Albuquerque, N.M. motel. De Caro shot and killed the thief. De Caro himself was reportedly shot three times by the robber but is expected to survive. Russell was not hurt.
  • How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm

    07/01/2015 2:26:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Speaking as a somewhat ideologically removed observer of the gay marriage battle still raging in the national discourse, I have to say that there are some very amusing elements to the current “GAY POINT 2″ argument taking place. I say this with all due respect for my traditional marriage supporting, conservative brethren who consider the matter a cornerstone of faith and a rightly viewed threat to the religious liberty rights of Christians who would opt to not participate in such ceremonies, but even you must surely be able to see some comedic value to the arguments currently coming from the...
  • Congress’s ObamaCare ‘Small Business’ Fraud

    07/01/2015 12:59:57 PM PDT · by drypowder · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 1, 2015 | Arnold Alhert
    Americans fed up with the unbridled arrogance of the nation’s “ruling class” are about to be further infuriated. As American Commitment president Phil Kerpen reveals, there’s yet another outrageous scandal occurring on Capitol Hill, where the House and Senate have falsely certified themselves as small businesses so they can fund themselves and their staffs with taxpayer-funded health insurance—sidestepping ObamaCare provisions in the process. “They conspired to break the law,” Kerpen told Front Page.