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  • President Obama Hosts a Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the White House

    07/17/2015 11:14:29 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 54 replies
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog ^ | June 23, 2015 | Jenna Brayton
    President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the East Room of the White House, June 22, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) The Iftar is the evening meal after sunset that concludes the daily fasting during the month of Ramadan. Observers around the world gather with families, loved ones, and communities to break their fast together. For observers, the Iftar dinner and Ramadan are a time to reflect on humanity and to reaffirm commitments to helping the less fortunate. This year, Ramadan, which follows the lunar calendar, is taking place during the longest days of...
  • 'Roswell Alien' Photo Revealed as Mummified Boy

    06/24/2015 11:54:12 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Benjamin Radford | May 14, 2015
    Earlier this month at a UFO conference in Mexico City two photographs claimed to have been found in a trunk in Sedona and depicting an alien body that crashed in Roswell in 1947 were revealed. The images, which have created a buzz among UFO believers, depict a small human-shaped figure with an enlarged head—apparently in a display case with an unreadable placard, oddly enough. Low-resolution images had been circulating for some time, and several skeptical researchers (including myself here on Discovery News, I modestly note) identified the “Roswell alien” as a mummified child.
  • WSJ/NBC Poll Finds Hillary Clinton in a Strong Position

    06/24/2015 4:52:03 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies
    http://www.wsj.com ^ | June 23 2015 | Patrick O'Connor
    She has firm grip on Democratic nomination and leads three GOP rivals, new survey shows Hillary Clinton has emerged from the rocky launch of her second presidential bid with a firm grip on Democratic voters and leads over three potential Republican rivals, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. The survey, taken in the days after Mrs. Clinton held her first public rally earlier this month, showed the former secretary of state garnering broad support from voter groups most likely to determine the election, including Latinos and women under the age of 50.
  • Sessions Introduces Immigration Enforcement Bill Named For Officers Killed By Illegal

    06/23/2015 10:49:55 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Caroline May
    With enforcement of immigration law said to be eroding under the Obama administration, Sen. Jeff Sessions has introduced a new bill to strengthen immigration enforcement. “Congress spends too much time catering to special interests, and not enough time serving the people who sent us here. Advancing this bill would be a dramatic step towards reestablishing the severed trust between the people and their government,” Sessions, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, said Monday.
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty?

    06/19/2015 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 80 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? I have analyzed all the major Republican presidential candidates (except Ben Carson and Rick Sanctorum, who are long shots, and Donald Trump, who has undocumented hair). I have found that all the major presidential candidates support amnesty for illegal aliens, except for one. Can you guess which one?
  • Here’s What the Mainstream Media WON’T Tell You About Mass Shootings

    06/18/2015 4:31:23 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Michele Hickford
    According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 37 percent of households had an adult who owned a gun — 24 percent said they owned a gun, and 13 percent said someone else in their household did. There are about 319 million people in the United States, so that means there are about 118 milion gun owners in this nation. Mother Jones reports there have been 69 mass shootings in the last 30 years. The Washington Post says, a Congressional Research Service report published in 2013 counted 78 incidents over roughly the same period, in which 547 were killed.
  • Fifty-Five Scholars Oppose New AP U.S. History Framework

    06/03/2015 4:35:17 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    https://caffeinatedthoughts.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Fifty-five scholars signed a letter released yesterday opposing the College Board’s AP U.S. History Framework. Jane Robbins of American Principles Project and retired AP US History teacher Larry Krieger brought this issue to the public’s attention last year with their op-ed in Heartlander Magazine when the framework was made public in 2014. Defenders of the changes have tried to paint those opposed to the framework as ill-informed and politically partisan or as those who want to censor unflattering history.
  • Researcher charged with falsifying info, funds on “voters’ gay rights views article”

    05/31/2015 10:27:48 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 7 replies
    http://www.benchmarkreporter.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Tasnuva Rahim
    A formal retraction of a highly publicized same-sex study with falsified results has been made by Science magazine on Thursday for misrepresentation of survey incentives and funding. One of the authors of the article, Columbia University political science professor Donald Green has requested the retraction on May 19, saying co-author Michael LaCour had been incapable of producing the raw data that was applied in the study. The magazine decided to go ahead and retract it after its own investigation even though LaCour did not agree with the decision.
  • Fredbird Comes Under Fire For Holding ‘Police Lives Matter’ Sign

    05/26/2015 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies
    http://stlouis.cbslocal.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | unknown
    ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis/AP) — A photo of St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird holding a “police lives matter” sign was posted to a police association Facebook page before the team asked that it be taken down. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports sports website Deadspin took aim at the mascot last week after the photo was posted to the St. Louis Police Officers Association Facebook page. Deadspin titled the post: “Your Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinals’ Mascot.”
  • My Sister's Closet ads pulled from light rail trains

    04/28/2015 8:29:34 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 35 replies
    http://www.myfoxdetroit.com ^ | Apr 28, 2015 | Jill Monier
    PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Are they clever ads with a play on words, or are they just outright sexually-explicit? A valley store's new billboards are at the center of controversy, and Valley Metro has already pulled them off their trains. The ads are nothing new; chances are you've seen them on trucks or billboards around Phoenix. The owner of My Sister's Closet said she entered into an advertising agreement, the ads were approved, so she was stunned when the ads were abruptly pulled. "Wanted: One Night Stand, Buy a Bigger Chest, Make a Booty Call," my sister's closet thought these ads...
  • Will Liquid Mercury Show The Way To King's Tomb In Mysterious City Of Teotihuacan?

    04/25/2015 12:33:02 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 45 replies
    http://www.messagetoeagle.com ^ | 25 April, 2015 | unknown
    MessageToEagle.com - A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury,' according to Reuters' report. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the Americas, Sergio Gomez this month found "large quantities" of the silvery metal in a chamber at the end of a sacred tunnel sealed for nearly 1,800 years. "It's something that completely surprised us," Gomez said at the entrance to the tunnel below Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the...
  • MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT SET; ROWLAND AND BELL CONFIRM SUMMER RETURN

    04/18/2015 7:11:08 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 8 replies
    horrorreport.com ^ | April 14, 2015 | Horror Reporter
    Art Bell and Keith Rowland have made it official: There will be July fireworks in 2015 .. the talk show legend is going to go his own way.. A podcasting style as opposed to the terrestrial or even satellite radio he did previously. This time he is greeting the 21st century with open arms, working out private deals to play music, hoping that fans sign up in big numbers to help his return, and beaming himself to every smart phone that wants him. The show will be called MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT.
  • Cops: Parent, student assault Hempstead middle school teacher

    04/18/2015 9:08:05 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | April 17, 2015
    A middle school teacher at Hempstead's Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School was in a classroom Wednesday afternoon when a parent went past a security checkpoint and waited outside her door to confront her, police and union officials said. The parent, later identified as Annika McKenzie, 34, insisted in engaging the teacher for reasons that haven't been disclosed. The teacher was heard asking the woman to get a security pass and then calling for security before things got worse, police said.
  • Ezra Klein Twitter Post

    04/13/2015 5:52:47 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    https://Twitter.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Ezra Klein
    From an Ezra Klein Twitter post: User Actions Follow Ezra KleinVerified account ‏@ezraklein Here's what Marco Rubio tostada on taxes, Medicare, marijuana, same sex marriage, and more: http://www.vox.com/2015/4/13/8406787/marco-rubio-issues …
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/29/2015 1:43:51 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | unknown
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. “We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students,” said Farina.
  • Saudi Arabia Begins Air Assault in Yemen

    03/25/2015 7:08:47 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    http://nytimes.com ^ | March 25 2015 | Mark Mazzetti and David Kirkpatrick
    Saudi Arabia had announced on Wednesday night that it had begun a military campaign in Yemen, the beginning of what a Saudi official had said was an offensive to restore a Yemeni Government that had collapsed after rebel forces took control of large swaths of the country.
  • MONTHS OF MEDIA & PROTESTS DEVASTATE FERGUSON PROPERTY VALUES

    03/16/2015 7:21:50 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 23 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | March 16, 2015 | John Nolte
    After months of cynical and predictably tragic racial pot-stirring in Ferguson, Missouri — the bill has finally come due. And as is always the case when the mob-manufactured smoke clears, it is the good people of a predominantly black working class city who are stuck with the check. On top of everything else they have dealt with since the media chose to pour satellite-truckloads of gasoline on the Michael Brown Lie, Ferguson residents are now seeing their property values plummet almost by 50%.
  • Police find Toronto tunnel builders, say they meant no harm

    03/02/2015 11:53:02 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies
    Theglobeandmail.com ^ | Mar. 02 2015 | Globe staff and The Canadian Press
    The builders of Toronto’s mysterious tunnel just wanted a place to “hang out,” police said Monday after announcing they had found the two men responsible and would not be charging them. The pair, whom police tracked down thanks to tips from the public, told investigators they built the tunnel for “personal reasons” and their explanation has been verified, Constable Victor Kwong said. Constable Kwong said police have determined there was never any criminal intent or danger to public safety. Toronto bylaw enforcement said they would look into whether any city rules had been breached and whether any tickets or fines...
  • Slurpee waves! The moment semi-frozen breakers rolled ashore in New England amid record cold

    02/26/2015 4:27:43 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 38 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 26 February 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Plummeting temperatures have broken hundreds of winter records across the country - making February one of the coldest months in history. But in New England, it has gotten so cold even the waves are starting to freeze. These incredible photos of so-called 'slurpee waves' were taken by surfer Jonathan Nimerfroh in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He took his camera out when he noticed the horizon looked strange - and then spotted the surf had turn slushy. The stunning images were taken as snow and icy rain continues to cause chaos across the country - with states of emergency being declared in the...
  • Barnicle On Dealing With ISIS: 'You Want To Set Your Hair on Fire'

    02/18/2015 6:05:29 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | February 18, 2015 | Mark Finkelstein
    There are still 10 months to go in 2015, but Mike Barnicle is a strong frontrunner for Clumsiest Comment of the Year. In a Morning Joe segment today on ISIS outrages, and shortly after mentioning the atrocity in which ISIS burned dozens of people to death in Iraq, Barnicle said that the complexity of dealing with ISIS makes "you want to set your hair on fire."
  • Soul mate stories: She gave him a kidney, he gave her his heart

    02/14/2015 10:00:28 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    http://www.azfamily.com ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | Daphne Sashin
    (CNN) -- Ashley McIntyre had no idea who Danny Robinson was when she heard he was searching for a kidney. He was the same age as her and had already been through so much. Diagnosed at age 16 with IgA nephropathy, an inflammatory kidney disease, Danny had been in kidney failure since 2012, the same year he lost his father to brain cancer.
  • Transgender Woman Dead After Silicone Injection At Underground Party

    02/03/2015 5:19:00 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 45 replies
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | unknown
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Santa Ana police are investigating the death of a 40-year -old transgender woman who attended a silicone injection party in December. KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports the woman is believed to be the latest victim in a nationwide trend of transgender women who want to look more feminine by getting injected with industrial-type silicone through cattle syringes.
  • 10 reasons Edinburgh is the best place to celebrate Burns Night

    01/23/2015 9:27:25 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    http://Metro.co.uk ^ | Friday 23 Jan 2015 | Ali Liddy
    http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/23/10-reasons-edinburgh-is-the-best-place-to-celebrate-burns-night-5029499/
  • Canal Murders: Suspect arrested more than 20 years later

    01/18/2015 5:13:46 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    http://www.fox10phoenix.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | unknown
    For the third day in a row, detectives combed through mounds of trash and other items at the Phoenix home of the canal murders suspect Bryan Patrick Miller. Because of the hoarding like conditions, that process will take several more days. And as all this police work continues we're learning more about Miller's violent past and several run-in's with the police. Miller was arrested last week in connection with the brutal murder of two women in Phoenix in the early 90's. Court documents reveal details about two other stabbing incidents involving weapon taking place before and after those canal murders....
  • 1970 Hairstyles

    01/16/2015 5:22:43 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 196 replies
    http://americandigest.org ^ | Feb 4 2014 | unknown
  • New York Times scoops up Politico's Clinton beat reporter, Maggie Haberman

    01/09/2015 9:25:05 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 9th, 2015 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    Politico senior political reporter Maggie Haberman has been scooped up by the New York Times. “Thrilled to say I am joining [the New York Times], and very grateful for the opportunity. I remain incredibly grateful to Politico for an amazing run,” Haberman said in a tweet. Her forthcoming move to the Times was announced by Politico in an internal memo Friday. At the Times, Haberman will anchor First Draft, the newspaper's political webpage, and will "help drive [the newspaper’s] campaign news during the day," New York Times Washington Bureau Chief and Political Editor Carolyn Ryan said in a memo.
  • Protect the full-time work week

    01/07/2015 1:04:02 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | January 07, 2015 | Steve Caldeira and Dawn Sweeney
    The 40-hour workweek was championed by labor unions in the 19th century as a boon to their overworked members. Ford Motor Company implemented it in 1914 after Henry Ford, the company’s founder, concluded that the then-48-hour week was too long and hurt productivity. Ford’s foresight bolstered the middle class and established the U.S. as a model of economic security for the world. But that stability is now being threatened by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which, for reasons that have nothing to do with the health and well-being of employees, reduced the work week to 30 hours. Rather than helping...
  • Lawsuit: Guns seized after veteran, decorated cop seeks treatment for insomnia

    01/03/2015 1:43:32 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 20 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | January 3, 2015 | Joe Newbury
    Donald Montgomery, a decorated retired police detective who served in the United States Navy, says in a lawsuit that his pistol permit and four handguns were seized by authorities in New York after he sought medical treatment for insomnia, the Daily Caller reported Friday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who once said conservatives who oppose gun control aren't welcome in his state, and several other state officials are named as defendants in the lawsuit filed on December 18.
  • 2014 Man of the Year: Al Sharpton

    12/31/2014 8:45:48 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 31, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Resist we much? We just can’t. Al Sharpton is the funniest man on MSNBC, and by default the funniest man in cable news. On a network populated with no small share of buffoons, Sharpton’s ultra-pro-Obama boosterism and alarmingly frequent mispronunciation of names, places, and objects has made PoliticsNation a must-watch for anyone who needs a good, hearty laugh.
  • Retreating of the Queen's Guard

    12/29/2014 8:37:50 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | December 29 2014 | Abul Taher and Mark Nicol
    Security chiefs have taken the dramatic step of withdrawing Royal Guards from their high-profile posts outside palaces amid mounting fears of ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attacks. Elite soldiers of the Queen’s Guard have pulled back from public positions at many landmarks in response to possible threats from Islamic extremists. For the first time since the height of the IRA’s terror campaign, the soldiers are also no longer allowed on sentry duty alone, and are now accompanied by armed police
  • Viking Gainsborough: Former capital promotes Sweyn Forkbeard links

    12/27/2014 9:35:55 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies
    http://www.bbc.com ^ | 25 December 2014 | unknown
    A town that was briefly capital of England is looking to make more of its links with a Viking king who ruled for just 40 days. Sweyn Forkbeard, the nation's shortest reigning monarch, began his rule on Christmas Day, 1001 years ago in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Officials want to twin the town with Sweyn's birthplace of Roskilde, Denmark and stage a festival. They also hope to mark his death with a re-enactment of a Viking burial.
  • Pope condemns ‘brutal persecution’ of minorities by Islamic State

    12/25/2014 8:14:56 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 6 replies
    DailyTimes.com ^ | December 25, 2014 | Unknown
    * Pope Francis says joy of Christmas has been marred by suffering of children in Middle East and around the world VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the “brutal persecution” of minorities by Islamic State insurgents and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world. Tens of thousands of people flocked to St. Peter’s Square to hear the Argentine pope deliver his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) blessing and message, marking the second Christmas since his election last year. He condemned Islamic State...
  • Former gang member seeks pardon, may run for Boston City Council

    12/24/2014 12:33:34 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Gintautas Dumcius
    Saying he has reformed his life, current and former law enforcement officials on Monday backed the proposed pardon of a man convicted of armed assault with attempt to murder for his part in a 1989 shooting that left a victim paralyzed. True-See Allah, formerly known as Troy Christopher Watson, was not the shooter, but he was convicted for participating in the shooting of Macarthur Williams, who was paralyzed. With an eye on a potential Boston City Council bid, he is seeking a pardon for the conviction as well as possession of marijuana and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
  • Mad Magazine - search for issue

    12/22/2014 8:46:56 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 39 replies
    1960s | Mort Drucker
    I'm looking for a particular Mad Magazine from I'm pretty sure the 1960s. They did movie parodies, and the art was Mort Drucker. This issue in particular I'm looking for had a characterization drawing of Steve McQueen from the Sand Pebble, Mad's version, The Sam Pebble. McQueen teaching a coolie English. There was a close up drawing of McQueen saying 'clog' and the coolie saying 'crog' then 'c-l-o-g' and 'c-r-o-g'. It was pretty funny. I bought the issue but that is not in it. So, still looking. Just wondered if anyone hear remembers this? What issue?
  • Migrants to line up for Arizona driver's licenses

    12/22/2014 6:57:12 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies
    API ^ | December 22, 2014 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected Monday to begin applying for Arizona driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the governor but now given to them by the courts. The Arizona Department of Transportation said it's anticipating a rush of immigrant applicants in the weeks ahead at Motor Vehicle Division offices statewide. It comes after a judge barred enforcement of Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying licenses to about 20,000 immigrants living in the country illegally. The governor is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review her appeal.
  • Nancy Pelosi "San Francisco is the 'model' for living the gospel (video)

    12/01/2014 4:09:22 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 58 replies
    Progressivestoday.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | P.W. Adams
    Even though San Francisco has been known to be home of the radical gay agenda, and where selective abortion based upon sex has been pushed by government officials, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi seems to think the city is on par with Biblical scripture. During a Thanksgiving day speech at the San Francisco Interfaith Council, Nancy Pelosi stated that San Francisco is the “model” for living the gospel (20:30-20:42): “And I think that we have to challenge all of us in public policy, certainly not in San Francisco which is the model of living the gospel, but in public policy to say,...
  • 4.7-magnitude earthquake hits Sedona area

    12/01/2014 6:31:22 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies
    http://www.abc15.com/news ^ | December 1, 2014 | unknown
    PHOENIX - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 4.7-magnitude earthquake near Sedona, Arizona. According to the USGS website, the quake struck just before 11 p.m. Sunday seven miles north of Sedona.
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Is Resigning

    11/24/2014 6:27:55 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 31 replies
    http://www.Businessinsider.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Michael B Kelley/Hunter Walker
    Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning, The New York Times reported on Monday. A senior administration official subsequently confirmed to Business Insider that Hagel would resign Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/report-defense-secretary-chuck-hagel-is-resigning-2014-11#ixzz3JzprGedA
  • Feds Turn to Housing Market to Boost Slow Recovery

    11/13/2014 7:47:22 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 14 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Daniel Wiser
    Federal regulators are attempting to lower credit and lending standards for home mortgage loans during a time when there is little demand for housing, some experts say, a move that could create another destabilizing bubble if the economy improves.
  • Maine to hold recounts for three Senate races

    11/09/2014 2:30:47 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 9th 2014 | Associated Press
    Maine officials will conduct recounts in three races for the state Senate. In District 11, Democrat Jonathan Fulford challenged the outcome in his campaign against Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau. Unofficial results show Thibodeau winning by 115 votes. A recount will also be done for District 21, where unofficial results show Democrat Nathan Libby defeating Republican Patricia Gagne by 64 votes. The third race is in District 25, where Democrat Catherine Breen beat Republican Cathleen Manchester by seven votes. If the results remain the same, Republicans will control the Senate with 20 members, compared with 15 Democrats.
  • Voters on Obama’s Immigration Plans: Drop Dead

    11/05/2014 11:45:22 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 5th, 2014 | Mark Krikorian
    Last night’s results were a repudiation of Obama’s policies. “After this repudiation, acting on #immigration by fiat would be the political equivalent of literally flipping the country the bird.” — Ron Fournier of National Journal on election night on Twitter. including on immigration.
  • De Blasio forms task force on immigrant healthcare

    10/23/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    http://www.capitalnewyork.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Gloria Pazmino
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking his health policy team to formulate a plan for how the administration can better reach immigrant communities and connect them to health care. Led by Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, the deputy mayor for health and human services, the new working group will submit a list of recommendations in the coming months, outlining a plan to better reach immigrants—both documented and undocumented—who are not eligible for traditional health care options like Medicaid and Medicare, nor insurance plans available through the Affordable Care Act.
  • Jumbo squids attack Greenpeace submarine

    10/14/2014 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 52 replies
    http://www.cnet.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Michelle Starr
    A two-man Greenpeace submarine has been attacked by squids on an expedition in the Bering Sea -- and all the gory details were captured in a Vine.
  • Aid to Africa: donations from west mask '$60bn looting' of continent

    07/16/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 15 July 2014 | Mark Anderson
    Western countries are using aid to Africa as a smokescreen to hide the "sustained looting" of the continent as it loses nearly $60bn a year through tax evasion, climate change mitigation, and the flight of profits earned by foreign multinational companies, a group of NGOs has claimed. Although sub-Saharan Africa receives $134bn each year in loans, foreign investment and development aid, research released on Tuesday by a group of UK and Africa-based NGOs suggests that $192bn leaves the region, leaving a $58bn shortfall.
  • 'Bigfoot' hair samples found to be mostly from bears, wolves

    07/01/2014 6:52:14 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2014 | Associated Press
    LONDON – DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, they found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, wolves, cows and raccoons.
  • Maundy Thursday

    04/17/2014 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | unknown | unknown
    HOLY THURSDAY is the most complex and profound of all religious observances, saving only the Easter Vigil. It celebrates both the institution by Christ himself of the Eucharist and of the institution of the sacerdotal priesthood (as distinct from the 'priesthood of all believers') for in this, His last supper with the disciples, a celebration of Passover, He is the self-offered Passover Victim, and every ordained priest to this day presents this same sacrifice, by Christ's authority and command, in exactly the same way. The Last Supper was also Christ's farewell to His assembled disciples, some of whom would betray,...
  • Former Manson Family killer Bruce Davis granted parole

    03/14/2014 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 12, 2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Manson Family member Bruce Davis, who was sentenced to life in prison for two 1969 murders carried out with other members of the cult, was granted parole on Wednesday by a California parole board, although it was not certain he would be freed. Davis' parole must still be affirmed by California Governor Jerry Brown, who reversed a similar decision by the same board last year, saying that the 71-year-old convicted killer remained a danger to the public.
  • Gaza fisherman hooks statue of ancient Greek god Apollo

    02/19/2014 7:58:17 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 47 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Nic Robertson and Talal Abu Rahma
    Gaza (CNN) -- When Jwdat Abu Ghrb spotted a dark shape last summer in the waters off Gaza, where he was diving for fish, he initially thought it was a corpse. "I was afraid," he told CNN. "I put on my goggles, dove underneath and still couldn't tell what it was. I resurfaced and got some help from other people and family members and came back, and after full four hours of trying we managed to get it out of the water and I was shocked by what I found." It was a life-size bronze statue, believed to be a...
  • San Francisco Liberals Outlaw Storing Items in Your Own Garage

    01/10/2014 9:54:50 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 109 replies
    AmericanOverlook.com ^ | unsure | unnamed
    How far will the government go to infringe on your rights? In San Francisco, residents aren’t even allowed to store their own belongings in their home. Residents of the liberal city are banned from using their garage to store any personal property other than a vehicle. Chapter Six of the San Francisco Housing Code states, “Private and public storage garages in apartment houses and hotels shall be used only for storage of automobiles.” Those who violate the law can be slapped with a $500 fine.
  • Poor reporting by Boston Globe "Arrest made in connection with death of Fall River man"

    01/05/2014 7:58:50 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 05, 2014 | Anne Steele
    A Rhode Island man was arrested this afternoon in connection with the death of a 26-year-old Fall River man early this morning, according to the Bristol district attorney’s office. William Tate, 34, of East Providence, R.I., was charged in the killing of David Rodriguez, 26, who was found near a loading dock outside the Ship’s Cove Apartment complex at 130 Canal St., where he lived, around 1 a.m., according to a statement from the district attorney’s office. Tate was taken to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to...