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    08/11/2015 12:00:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | John Nolte
    Meanwhile, for around $100 a month pay TV is not only pummeling you with about 20 minutes of ads an hour, but forcing you to pay for a ton of networks you hate. Moreover, many of these networks get a chunk of your cable bill. Even if you don’t watch left-wing CNN and MSNBC, if they are on your package, chances are a part of your bill is going directly to both. If you want to put CNN, MSNBC, MTV, and all these other low-rated, left-wing networks out of business, not watching them makes absolutely no difference. You have to...
  • Los Angeles bans 10-round firearm magazines

    07/30/2015 3:03:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already said he would sign the ordinance, which according to the council, will close a loophole in state law already banning the sale and manufacture of such magazines. Anyone who owns the magazines will have 60 days to remove them from the city or turn them over to the Los Angeles Police Department for destruction, transfer or sale. Supporters of the measure believe it will help law enforcement officials prevent mass shootings in the city.
  • Android Stagefright Flaws Put 950 Million Devices at Risk

    07/27/2015 11:42:33 AM PDT · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Threat Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Michael Mimoso
    Vulnerabilities discovered in the Stagefright media playback engine that is native to Android devices could be the mobile world’s equivalent to Heartbleed. Almost all Android devices contain the security and implementation issues in question; unpatched devices are at risk to straightforward attacks against specific users that put their privacy, data and safety at risk. Google has patched internal code branches, but devices require over-the-air updates and given the shaky history of handset manufacturers and carriers pushing out security fixes, it’s unknown how long it will take to update vulnerable devices, or whether some will ever get fixed. SNIP Drake estimates...

    07/23/2015 11:35:19 AM PDT · by bkopto · 33 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 23, 2015 | staff
    A swarm of grasshoppers and beetles is headed from Texas to Oklahoma, having last been spotted by weather radar near the Red River border on Wednesday. The swarm of bugs was picked up by the radar systems of the National Weather Service of Norman, Oklahoma. SNIP Rangers at Copper Breaks State Park in Quanah, Texas — a town on the Red River, which divides Texas and Oklahoma — confirmed the swarm was made up of grasshoppers and beetles. The swirling collection of insects measured 50 miles across. Some of the bugs were flying as high as 2,500 feet.
  • Man who threw banana peel at Dave Chappelle appears in court

    07/13/2015 2:36:09 PM PDT · by bkopto · 7 replies
    Breitbart AP ^ | July13, 2105 | staff
    SANTA FE, N.M. — The attorney for the man accused of throwing a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance in Santa Fe said Monday his client isn’t a racist and that Chappelle should have to testify in the case or drop it. Attorney Rod Thompson, who is African American, made the comments to The Santa Fe New Mexican after a status hearing before Magistrate Judge Donita Sena. Thompson’s client, Christian Englander, who is white, is facing charges of disturbing the peace and battery after the fruit-throwing incident in March. Englander had acknowledged throwing a peel from a...

    07/09/2015 12:09:51 PM PDT · by bkopto · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2015 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Today Vice Sports announced the decision to hire Obama’s former “body man” Reggie Love as its new Editor-at-Large. “You might remember Reggie as President Obama’s longtime personal aide and a former football and basketball player for Duke University,” the site writes. “You are about to know Reggie as a valuable member of the VICE Sports team, a brand ambassador who will help us connect even more so with the biggest and most fascinating names in sports.”
  • OK Gov. Defies State Supreme Court: 10 Commandments Monument Remains

    07/07/2015 7:19:08 PM PDT · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 7, 2015 | William Bigelow
    One governor is showing the way to stand up to anti-Judeo-Christian secularists assaulting Biblical values. On Tuesday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin defied the state’s supreme court, asserting that the Ten Commandments monument stationed at the Capitol will remain despite the court’s ruling that it has to be removed. Prompted by the ACLU, which filed a challenge on behalf of four plaintiffs, the court ruled 7-2 to overrule a lower court ruling allowing the monument to stay. SNIP On Tuesday, Fallin continued, “Oklahoma is a state where we respect the rule of law, and we will not ignore the state courts...

    07/01/2015 1:46:00 PM PDT · by bkopto · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | Susan Berry
    Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage last Friday, a gay teacher who formerly served as band director at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia has filed a federal lawsuit against the Catholic school claiming discrimination because of his sexual orientation. Flint Dollar, who is represented by attorney Charles E. Cox, Jr., says he signed a contract with the school on May 1, 2014 and announced to school officials he would be marrying his gay partner the following October without any objection from them, reports The Telegraph. He was fired three weeks later. However, a 13WMAZ News report...
  • South Texas Farmer Dies From Bee Attack

    06/29/2015 1:52:31 PM PDT · by bkopto · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | June 29, 2015 | staff
    A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo. The San Benito Fire Department on Monday identified the victim as 53-year-old Rogelio Zuniga. Fire Chief Raul Zuniga Jr., who's a cousin of the victim, says the attack happened Sunday afternoon. Rogelio Zuniga was using a disk on the field when the tractor hit an old concrete pipe meant for irrigation. The fire chief says the bees came from an opening in the pipe. The victim was dead at the scene. The fire chief says an exterminator...
  • Obama Confuses White House For Prison

    06/20/2015 12:03:41 PM PDT · by bkopto · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2015 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama accidentally compared himself to a prisoner stuck in the White House while speaking at a Beverly Hills fundraiser at filmmaker Tyler Perry’s house Thursday.What do you think? “We should be reforming our criminal justice system in such a way that we are not incarcerating nonviolent offenders in ways that renders them incapable of getting a job after they leave office,” Obama said, effectively comparing being in prison to being in office.What do you think? “Little slip of the tongue there. Little Freudian slip,” Obama said
  • Stephen King blasts semiautomatics: ‘Innocent blood will continue to flow’

    06/19/2015 7:11:32 PM PDT · by bkopto · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmer
    “Until responsible gun owners support responsible gun control laws, innocent blood will continue to flow. How many times must we see this?” Mr. King, who has openly supported banning semiautomatic weapons, tweeted to his 743,000 followers Thursday evening. “Too many closed minds on gun control. Worse, far too many PROUDLY closed minds. Meanwhile, the American shooting gallery remains open,” he wrote. “According to Bloomberg Business, gun deaths will exceed traffic fatalities in America this year. Can’t put a seatbelt on a semi-automatic.”
  • Pat Robertson Tells Grieving Mother Her Dead Baby Could’ve Grown Up to Be Hitler

    06/10/2015 11:23:18 AM PDT · by bkopto · 82 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 9, 2015 | Jamie Frevele
    A friend of a woman mourning the loss of her three-year-old wrote in to The 700 Club asking what to tell her friend when asked how a good God would let some ill children live but let her child die. In his infinite wisdom, Robertson said that God can see the big picture of life and probably killed her child before he or she could become Adolf Hitler. Don’t believe me? Don’t think Robertson himself would have the gall to say such a thing to a woman grieving her three-year-old? Here’s the full quote: "As far as God’s concerned, He...
  • Swede Has Had Enough

    05/28/2015 6:09:09 PM PDT · by bkopto · 15 replies
    A Swedish man reached the absolute end of what he can take anymore and profanely complains about Swedish politicians. The man is the founder of a new political party called Riksdemokraterna. Warning: graphic language.

    05/10/2015 7:38:24 AM PDT · by bkopto · 24 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | May 10, 2015 | staff
    Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call on Pope Francis at the Vatican Sunday to thank him for working for Cuban-US detente and later said he is so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church’s fold. “Bienvenido!” Francis said in his native Spanish, welcoming Castro to his studio near the Vatican public audience hall. The Cuban president, bowing his head, gripped Francis’ hand with both of his, and the two men began private talks. The meeting lasted nearly an hour, as the Argentine-born Francis and Castro spoke in their native Spanish. Francis will visit...

    04/15/2015 9:28:37 PM PDT · by bkopto · 110 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | staff
    Hillary Clinton isn’t just caught in a political scandal over her missing emails from her stint as secretary of state – she’s also terrified of personal revelations about a secret lesbian lifestyle! Now a world-exclusive investigation by The National ENQUIRER reveals that some of the presidential candidate’s famously “deleted” emails are packed full of lesbian references and her lovers’ names. “I don’t think she’s so concerned about emails referring to her as secretly gay,” said a Clinton insider. “That’s been out for years – her real fear is that the names of some of her lovers would be made public!”...
  • 8 years for woman who gave 'butt injections' with caulking gun

    03/26/2015 6:24:14 PM PDT · by bkopto · 44 replies
    CTV News ^ | March 26, 2014 | Diana Mehta
    A woman who injected industrial silicone oil into customers' buttocks had no regard for their safety and preyed on her victims for financial gain, a Toronto judge found Thursday as she sentenced Marilyn Reid to eight years in prison. SNIP Court heard that Reid used syringes attached to a caulking gun to inject silicone into women's buttocks between April 2011 and August 2012. SNIP Reid also told a number of her victims there were "no detrimental effects" associated with the procedures and claimed she had had the injections herself, court heard. In one case, Reid used "crazy glue and a...
  • Here comes Florida: The president takes another golf weekend

    03/26/2015 6:29:04 AM PDT · by bkopto · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    President Obama is off to the Treasure Coast of Florida this weekend, specifically Palm City. The local press is attentive, reporting that Mr. Obama will play a few rounds at the Floridian National Golf Club. Yeah, well. Rather than prattle on about the cost of operating Air Force One ($206,000 an hour), here’s the description of the course, just for the heck of it. “This stunning, yet formidable Par 71 will certainly impress. At 7,114 yards, the 18-hole course offers perfectly manicured rolling fairways and greens, demanding hazards, breathtaking views of the St. Lucie River, and is surrounded by natural...

    03/25/2015 6:28:49 AM PDT · by bkopto · 48 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | March 25, 2015 | staff
    A new profile in GQ magazine quotes presidential hopeful Ben Carson likening President Barack Obama to a psychopath. In the piece for the magazine’s April 2015 issue, Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and conservative darling, reacted to Obama’s State of the Union address. Carson’s business manager said the president looks good, and Carson responded by likening the president to a “psychopath.” “Like most psychopaths,” Carson grumbled. “That’s why they’re successful. That’s the way they look. They all look great.”

    03/24/2015 2:15:57 AM PDT · by bkopto · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 23, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” panel was was not enthusiastic about the presidential campaign launched today by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). While Kimberly Guilfoyle was the most positive and Dana Perino tried to keep an even balance by discussing both strengths and weaknesses in the Cruz candidacy, it was Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld who had the strongest cases against Cruz launching an ultimately successful bid to win the presidency.

    03/24/2015 2:11:52 AM PDT · by bkopto · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 23, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” while discussing Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) announcement he is running for president, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said, “To me, he is just a guy with a big mouth and no results.”
  • We Found Black Girl Who Filmed Viral Indianapolis Beat Down of White Girl & Little Brother

    03/22/2015 4:14:27 AM PDT · by bkopto · 81 replies
    Got News ^ | March 16, 2015 | Charles Johnson
    The girl who recorded and originally posted video to Facebook of a vicious attack on a white girl and her little brother is Toshonna Ferguson, has learned. Ferguson can be heard laughing as the girl and her 5-year-old little brother are assaulted by “Nook” a.k.a. Destiny Martin. Her Facebook page (along with ‘Nook’s’ – the girl doing the beating – are now deleted). Martin was arrested yesterday. No idea of Toshonna’s status (or if the police know who she is).

    03/11/2015 11:17:00 AM PDT · by bkopto · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 11, 2015 | ROBERT WILDE
    Extra Extra! Just two years after purchasing the Orange County Register promising to resuscitate print media in America, Chief executive and Chairman, Aaron Kushner, and President, Eric Spitz, handed in their resignation at the paper and parent company Freedom Communications Inc. After a symphony of staff reductions, furloughs, closures of the Los Angeles and Long Beach papers, and at one point actually having the reporters deliver the papers, the decimated company heads to the selling block. Tuesday reporters assembled at the Orange County Register headquarters in Santa Ana awaiting the announcement. Kushner stood mostly silent, according to several employees who...
  • 'The Islamist death cult has declared war on the world': PM announces he will STRIP jihadists of the

    02/22/2015 7:35:57 PM PST · by bkopto · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Feb 22, 2015 | FREYA NOBLE and DANIEL PIOTROWSKI
    Many Australians who fight for the Islamic State will be stripped of their citizenship, the Prime Minister has announced, as part of tough new counter-terrorism laws. The dramatic pledge came as a review released today revealed more than thirty Australians have returned home after fighting for jihadist causes overseas. In a landmark national security address, Mr Abbott said the government will attempt to strip or suspend the citizenship of Australians with dual citizenship fighting overseas. The government is also exploring taking away some of the rights of jihadists who are sole Australian citizens, Mr Abbott said. That could include restricting...
  • Just released notice .... ATF intends to reclassify and ban "armor piercing" ammo including M855

    02/14/2015 4:53:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 78 replies
    AR15.COM ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | smcgee1970
    "Some ammunition that was previously exempted as “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes,” specifically 5.56mm constituent projectiles of SS109 and M855 cartridges, will again be regulated as “armor piercing ammunition.” Except as provided by law, no person may manufacture or import such ammunition, and manufacturers or importers may not sell or deliver such ammunition. ATF will maintain the exemption for 30-06 M2AP cartridges Proposed change to ATF regulatory framework for "armor piercing" ammunition.
  • Meanwhile, Inside The White House

    02/12/2015 11:17:01 AM PST · by bkopto · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Europe is on the verge of collapse; Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia are all geopolitcal hotspots and one false flag away from a hot war; central banks around the global are on the verge of a total loss of control and are now launching not just QE but also NIRP on a daily basis, pushing global stock markets to record bubble highs as the contraction in the global economy accelerates; and meanwhile in the White House...
  • Coroner: Ohio infant died of blunt impacts to head, body

    02/11/2015 11:33:21 AM PST · by bkopto · 16 replies
    The News and Advance/AP ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | staff
    CLEVELAND — An infant whom authorities suspect was killed by an 11-year-old girl died of blunt impact injuries to the head, neck, body, arms and legs, a medical examiner ruled Wednesday in declaring the death a homicide. Two-month-old Zuri Whitehead was staying with a friend of her mother's and the friend's daughter in the Cleveland suburb of Wickliffe when the friend called 911 early Friday to report that the child was unconscious. Zuri died in surgery later that morning. Trina Whitehead, Zuri's mother, has described the girl's mother as her best friend and the 11-year-old as a sweet girl.
  • Brian Williams: I Once Saved A Puppy

    02/06/2015 12:48:39 PM PST · by bkopto · 51 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Peter Malcolm
    In a hearrt-warming reminder that Brian Williams’ heroism doesn’t just extend to taking enemy fire while riding in a helicopter in Iraq – oops – but saving puppies, Williams wrote in 2011 while he was still peddling his war-time heroism that he once joined firefighters and saved a puppy from a burning house. Williams boasted of his heroic exploits for USA Today.... SNIP "My firehouse was a modest engine company — three engines, three garage doors and about 30 of the best men I’ve ever known. "We fought all the usual fires that break out in the suburbs: brush fires,...

    02/03/2015 4:50:47 PM PST · by bkopto · 44 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Feb 3, 2015 | staff
    Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, say they’ve discovered a microorganism that hasn’t evolved in more than two billion years — the longest ever absence of evolutionary evidence in a single species. Researchers say the deep sea creature — whose evolutionary stasis is detailed in the journal PNAS doesn’t disprove evolution so much as bolster Darwin’s case. “The rule of biology is not to evolve unless the physical or biological environment changes, which is consistent with Darwin,” lead study author J. William Schopf, a professor of earth, planetary and space sciences at UCLA. SNIP Schopf says it is...
  • NYC police officer pleads not guilty to stomping on head of suspect during videotaped arrest

    02/03/2015 4:36:08 PM PST · by bkopto · 7 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | Feb 3, 2015
    A New York Police Department officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he stomped on the head of a suspect in a videotaped arrest that occurred last summer less than a week after the high-profile in-custody death of Eric Garner. An indictment charges Officer Joel Edouard with assault, attempted assault and official misconduct, all misdemeanors. SNIP Video in the Edouard case shows officers struggling on the ground with a man they stopped on suspicion of drinking alcohol in public and possessing marijuana on July 23 in Brooklyn. The officer is seen in the footage briefly walking away from the...
  • Dozens of Dog-Sized Jackrabbits Swarm Development in North Dakota

    02/03/2015 2:01:23 PM PST · by bkopto · 93 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 2, 2015 | Avianne Tan
    A "huge flock" of jackrabbits in a Fargo, North Dakota, neighborhood has homeowners feeling jumpy. More than 50 jackrabbits the size of small dogs have been hopping around backyards and a park of a new development in South Fargo, resident Kayla Straabe told ABC News today. "Every day, I feel like the crazy rabbit lady chasing them out of the yard where they're having a hay day," Straabe said. "There's at least 40 to 50 everyday, and they're in our yards and by a children's park." She said the city pest control department told her that they couldn't do anything...

    01/21/2015 11:34:40 AM PST · by bkopto · 75 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | staff
    The mummy masks of ancient commoners are a treasure trove of classical and religious documents — Christian scripture, Phoenician histories, Greek poetry. While the rich and royal members of ancient Egyptian society were buried in mummy masks of flaked gold and other precious metals, common people were forced to construct theirs with recycled pieces of paper. Recently, archaeologists found what they believe to be the world’s oldest piece of scripture in the mask of mummy from the first century. Researchers say the new scrap of spiritual papyrus is a portion of the the Gospel of Mark, the second chapter of...
  • Amidst worsening US-Turkey relations, US consul general in Istanbul flaunts gay marriage

    01/12/2015 2:20:07 AM PST · by bkopto · 16 replies
    The Republic of Turkey in Western Asia is a secular but overwhelmingly Islamic state, where Islam is the dominant religion with 99.8% of the population being registered as Muslim. Islam goes beyond mere disapproval of homosexuality. Its sharia teaches that homosexuality is a vile form of fornication, punishable by death. Turkey does not recognize same-sex marriage. Despite that, the Obama administration saw fit to appoint an openly homosexual man, Charles Hunter, to be consul general in Istanbul, the largest city and the economic, cultural, and historical heart of Turkey. More than that, Hunter is openly flaunting his homosexuality by marrying...

    01/11/2015 6:17:34 AM PST · by bkopto · 44 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 1/11/2015 | staff
    The White House plans a conference next month on efforts to counter violent extremism — in light of this past week’s shootings in France, and earlier attacks in Canada and Australia. The meeting will highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting and inspiring others in the United States and elsewhere to carry out violent acts.
  • Four shot during robbery attempt at Kansas gun store

    01/09/2015 2:32:19 PM PST · by bkopto · 74 replies
    Rooters ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Kevin Murphy
    Four people were shot, three critically, during an attempted robbery at a gun store in a Kansas City, Missouri, suburb on Friday afternoon, authorities said. An owner of She's A Pistol LLC gun store in Shawnee, Kansas, was critically wounded as were two of four people suspected of trying to rob the store, Major Dan Tennis of the Shawnee Police Department told a news conference. Tennis said a female store owner was punched and injured in the incident. Two other suspects were able to flee the store, one of whom was also wounded, but surrendered to authorities at a house...
  • Botched executions prompting states to look at suffocating, electrocuting, or even shooting

    01/03/2015 7:31:29 PM PST · by bkopto · 166 replies
    National Monitor ^ | 12/28/2014 | Dan Taylor
    Recent botched executions aren’t doing much to sway proponents of the practice in a number of states where it remains legal — in fact, they’re causing states to look at older and potentially more brutal methods of execution, according to a recent report. Oklahoma’s most recent execution of Clayton Lockett in April was an extremely disturbing one, in which he writhed while being pumped with lethal drugs, prompting executions to eventually draw the curtains for the gallery. The warden described it as a “bloody mess,” according to the Associated Press. The execution joined a pair of others in Ohio and...
  • Documentary confirms Michael Rockefeller was eaten by cannibals

    12/23/2014 12:39:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 174 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Richard Johnson
    The public will finally get to see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller” Feb. 1 when Netflix releases the documentary on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. The film confirms what The Post reported in 1968: Cannibals devoured the son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
  • US Families Prepare For 'Modern Day Apocalypse'

    12/22/2014 5:56:30 PM PST · by bkopto · 170 replies
    Sky News UK ^ | 12/22/2014 | Dominic Waghorn
    An increasing number of Americans seem to think so, and they're preparing for the end. They call themselves preppers. Mainstream suburban Americans hoarding supplies and weapons while leading otherwise perfectly normal lives. It's a national phenomenon and it's supporting a doom boom industry worth many millions. Braxton Southwick is a typical father-of-six in Salt Lake City, who believes the nice suburban neighbourhood he lives in could soon be swept away by some kind of modern day apocalypse. Like other preppers, he's afraid of some impending catastrophe but also what that will do to American society. "I think that is what...
  • New York mayor will attend funeral of slain police officer

    12/22/2014 1:50:54 PM PST · by bkopto · 84 replies
    Virginia Gazette ^ | 12/22/2014 | Jonathan Allen
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will attend the funeral on Saturday for one of the two police officers killed over the weekend while they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
  • Obama: Putin No 'Chess Master,' Not 'Someone Who Rolled Me'

    12/21/2014 11:06:24 AM PST · by bkopto · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/21/2014 | Staff
    "And right now, he's presiding over the collapse of his currency, a major financial crisis and a huge economic contraction," Obama said in the interview, which was recorded on Friday. "That doesn't sound like somebody who has rolled me or the United States of America. "
  • And she actually kinda looks like a young Hillary

    12/16/2014 4:22:37 PM PST · by bkopto · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Kenneth Vogel
    How many more of these before Hillary's people (try to) tighten Bill's leash? And she actually kinda looks like a young Hillary.
  • 'It was a bloody mess': Report reveals prison warden's reaction to botched Oklahoma execution

    12/15/2014 8:26:21 AM PST · by bkopto · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec 14, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    A report into the botched execution of Clayton Lockett has revealed new grisly details of the moments leading up to his agonizing death. According to the document, a doctor tried to insert an intravenous line into his groin in a frantic attempt to save him, but hit and burst an artery instead. It caused blood to splatter over the doctor's jacket before the execution was officially stopped. Lockett's heart stopped beating moments later. In the report, Oklahoma state prison warden Anita Trammell is quoted as saying that the procedure was a 'bloody mess'.
  • Unloved Warthog lives to fight another day

    12/09/2014 9:00:06 AM PST · by bkopto · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/8/2014 | Charles Hoskinson
    The A-10 fighter jet, designed to kill Soviet tanks in Europe, made its reputation instead in America's Middle East wars. Now it's back in the region while its advocates fight off the Air Force's attempts to kill it. A-10s from the Indiana National Guard arrived from Afghanistan last month at an air base in southwest Asia, where they will be used for missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Air Force officials said. The plane, affectionately nicknamed the Warthog, is slow and ugly compared with the Air Force's other fighter jets, especially the stealthy, supersonic F-35 that is...
  • Ivy League Professor Praises White People Who Are ‘Ready To Commit Race Suicide’ After Ferguson

    12/05/2014 2:43:48 PM PST · by bkopto · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/5/2014 | Eric Owens
    Russell Rickford, an assistant history professor at Cornell University, urged white students to commit “race suicide” on Wednesday night in response to the death of Michael Brown and the recent riots in Ferguson, Mo. The event at which Rickford spoke was called “Ferguson: The Next Steps,” according to Campus Reform. A staffer for The Cornell Review, the Ivy League school’s conservative student rag, recorded the event. The Ivy League professor suggested that “treason to whiteness” is a necessary step to salvage humanity. “There’s still a slender minority of white folks, a very slender, but a slender minority of white folks,...
  • Without the cooperation of the Tolkien estate, there can't be more films': Peter Jackson

    12/04/2014 8:54:23 AM PST · by bkopto · 55 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/4/2014 | Hanna Flint
    Peter Jackson has said he won't be making anymore movies based on J. R. R. Tolkien's work, because the estate won't let him. SNIP The writer's son Christopher, who was appointed by his father as his literary executor, said that he was disappointed by the way the movies had diluted the artistry of the novels. He told Le Monde in 2012: 'Tolkien has become a monster, devoured by his own popularity and absorbed by the absurdity of our time. 'The chasm between the beauty and seriousness of the work and what it has become has overwhelmed me. The commercialisation has...
  • Mark Levin to Speak at American Legislative Exchange Council

    12/02/2014 12:42:23 PM PST · by bkopto · 31 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 12/2/2014 | Tamara Colbert
    Mark Levin will address why Article V is the way to reclaim self-governance in America at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting in Washington, D.C. on December 4, 2014. Sponsored by the Convention of States (COS) Project, Levin -- a Constitutional expert and nationally syndicated talk show host -- will speak at a special breakfast keynote plenary session, "No one understands the necessity and efficacy of Article V more than Mark Levin," said Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance and co-founder of the Convention of States Project. In fact, Levin is an endorser of COS's Jefferson Statement, explaining...
  • Researchers Say Modern Farming Methods Impact CO2 Levels In The Atmosphere

    11/22/2014 3:37:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 34 replies
    Beta Wired ^ | Nov 22, 20143 | Faheera Asif
    According to the latest research, the modern farming methods have improved crop production but it also induced great impact on carbon dioxide cycles in the atmosphere. This concerned the scientists as the new drawback of the technology has come forward. Two research teams found the “breathing” pattern of the terrestrial plants which showed emission and taking of carbon dioxide every year in a cyclic manner. Last week, NASA released a video which showed carbon dioxide emissions in East Asia, Europe and United States and then reached the Northern Hemisphere; after that plants cleaned the atmosphere then returned the carbon dioxide...

    11/21/2014 12:16:37 PM PST · by bkopto · 10 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jonathan Turley
    Today, we filed our complaint United States House of Representatives v. Burwell (Case 1:14-cv-01967), in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The House’s complaint contains eight counts concerning constitutional and statutory violations of law related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are a myriad of unilateral amendments to this Act, ordered by President Obama’s Administration, which could be the subject of a challenge, and there are a number of changes that are already being litigated, including King v. Burwell, which has been accepted by the Supreme Court for review. The House’s complaint,...
  • Latest Cosby Accuser: Lou Ferrigno's Wife

    11/21/2014 10:47:37 AM PST · by bkopto · 128 replies
    Newser ^ | 11/21/2014 | Rob Quinn
    Yet more women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them—or in the case of Carla Ferrigno, wife of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, attempting to sexually assault them. Ferrigno tells the Daily Mail that in 1967, when she was still a teenager, a date brought her to Cosby's home and the comedian tried to force himself on her when both her date and Cosby's wife had left the room.
  • Don Lemon Gives Bill Cosby Rape Accuser Advice on How Not to Get Raped

    11/19/2014 10:02:32 AM PST · by bkopto · 73 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Lorena O'neil
    Don Lemon is catching a lot of backlash for a comment he made in an interview, implying women can stop unwanted sexual assaults. On Tuesday night, Lemon interviewed Joan Tarshis, a woman who recently went public with her accusation that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1969. During their exchange, Lemon questioned Tarshis on why she didn't bite Cosby and use her teeth "as a weapon" when he forced her to perform oral sex.

    11/17/2014 2:42:16 PM PST · by bkopto · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | KELLI SERIO
    Joan Tarshis posted an essay on Hollywood Elsewhere, via the Hollywood Reporter, alleging that Cosby drugged and raped her on two separate occasions in 1969, when she was just 19-years-old. Tarshis, a former actress, music industry publicist, and journalist, wrote that Cosby, whom she met through mutual friends, would routinely invite her to his room on the Universal lot where the taping of The Bill Cosby Show took place. According to her, the comedian would offer her food and drinks, and although Cosby never drank alcohol in front of her, he would often pour her Bloody Marys. In regards to...