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  • Powerful 3D-printed rifle fires NATO rounds

    03/31/2015 4:19:09 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/15 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A group of gunsmiths just 3D printed a bigger, better caliber rifle. PrintedFirearm.com , a website devoted to 3D printing of guns, announced that one of its members successfully developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. The receiver for the CM901—which is considered to be a much stronger brother of the infamous AR-15 assault rifle—was crafted on a XYZ Da Vinci printer, which normally costs around $500 - considered cheap in the 3D printer world. While they were not the first to 3D print a lower receiver, it seems as if Printed Firearm has taken an evolutionary step.
  • Pack of Stray Dogs Stand Guard at Animal Lover's Funeral

    03/31/2015 3:47:08 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    GMA via Yahoo News ^ | 3/30/15 | MEGHAN KENEALLY and ELARA MOSQUERA
    A woman who spent her life caring for stray dogs received an unexpected -- and surprising -- tribute from the animals when she died. At the funeral for Margarita Suárez in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, there was a pack of stray dogs who came inside the funeral home to stand guard. Suárez's daughter Patricia Urrutia told ABC News that they were shocked, but delighted by the appearance of the canine celebrants.
  • Invest in Food

    03/27/2015 8:14:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    It is in this environment of extreme financial risk and perpetually spiraling food prices where we consider the proposition of food as an investment asset class. We begin by looking at the “fundamentals” of this market/investment class. And what we see (from this perspective) is extremely encouraging: food prices consistently soaring by roughly 20% per year, and significantly more for some categories of food (notably meat products). With soaring food costs being a serious drain on the budgets of most families, our challenge is to find some way of turning this financial drain into a means of preserving/protecting our wealth:...
  • Imperial Star Destroyer drone patrols the skies above France

    03/26/2015 8:29:05 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    CNET ^ | 3/25/15 | Anthony Domanico
    A French maker who creates incredible "Star Wars" drones is back with another. This time, he flies a modded Imperial Star Destroyer sure to strike fear into the heart of any Rebel in its path.
  • Cardboard 'Most Interesting Man' fails as carpool-lane ruse

    03/25/2015 9:40:49 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    A Washington State Patrol trooper says it's by far the best carpool scam he's seen, but it didn't work.
  • A Scientific Model Of What A Zombie Apocalypse Would Look Like (And Where Not To Hide)

    03/24/2015 1:37:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3/24/15 | Tyler Durden
    The best spots for riding out a zombie apocalypse are sparsely populated areas of Montana and Nevada, which remain untouched even four months, according to a new study by researchers at Cornell University who have developed a statistical model for simulating the spread of a fictional zombie epidemic. As The WSJ reports, with real-life applications to modeling viral outbreaks, Cornell offer dire warnings for those who live in Scranton, PA - with northeastern Pennsylvania as the U.S. location most at risk of being overrun by the undead.
  • #FindKatrinaGirl Is Air Force Vet's Attempt to Reconnect With Girl Rescued in Hurricane Katrina

    03/24/2015 10:26:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    ABC GMA via Yahoo News ^ | 3/24/15 | AVIANNE TAN
    An Air Force veteran is asking the Internet's help to reconnect him with a girl he rescued 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina. The hashtag #FindKatrinaGirl has now taken off on social media. A 2005 photograph of the two shows the girl in pigtails and a pink shirt squeezing Michael Maroney, now a master sergeant at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The iconic New Orleans image has served as a symbol of hope after the devastation. "When she wrapped me up with that hug, I just melted, and the weight of the world was lifted off my...
  • US "Loses" $500 Million In Weapons Given To Yemen, Now In Al-Qaeda Hands

    03/23/2015 7:55:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3/23/15 | Tyler Durden
    And, naturally, after noting that "the employees said that more than 20 vehicles were taken by the fighters after the Americans departed from Sanaa's airport" we asked how long until we have a "tabulation of losses to US taxpayers, just like the great Islamic State 'robbery' of hundreds of millions in US military equipment in Iraq?" That, of course, was another epic US intervention success story. Anyway, thanks to WaPo we have an answer: according to Jeff Bezos' recent media acquisition, "the Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen." Obviously,...
  • Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

    03/23/2015 2:50:22 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Telegrapher ^ | 3/23/15 | Harriet Alexander
    A team of Argentine archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a secret Nazi lair. The cluster of stone structures, now covered by thick vines and accessible only when using a machete to cut through the undergrowth, contain stashes of German coins from the late 1930s, fragments of "Made in Germany" porcelain, and Nazi symbols on the walls. "We can find no other explanation as to why anyone would build these structures, at such great effort and expense, in a site which at that time was totally inaccessible,...
  • Cruz kicks off presidential campaign at Christian college

    03/23/2015 10:08:03 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 3/23/15 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Sen. Ted Cruz opened the first major campaign of the 2016 presidential season Monday with a kickoff speech courting cultural conservatives and declaring that he will devote himself to "reigniting the promise of America." One of several Republican hopefuls to rise from the tea party movement, Cruz spoke at Liberty University, the college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, hours after a wee-hours tweet announcing his White House bid. The choice of the college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell was meant as marker against potential rivals who are also counting on Christian conservatives to fuel their candidacies.
  • Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

    03/23/2015 9:38:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    CNet ^ | 3/22/15 | Michelle Starr
    A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design -- named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc" -- uses energy to deflect potential damage.
  • Pink Slips: 100,000 Jobs Wiped Out Amid Oil Price Collapse: “Spreading Like Cancer”

    03/21/2015 1:05:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/21/15 | Mac Slavo
    The bloodletting among the oil majors and their vast web of ancillary services has of course extended to the United States – which appears to be taking far more casualties than Saudi Arabia in the battle for marketshare. In January oilfield services giant Baker Hughes said it will lay off 7,000 employees, about 11 percent of its workforce; that number was rivaled only by its competitor, Schlumberger, which let go 9,000 workers. Shell, Apache, Pemex and Halliburton are among major oil companies to issue recent pink slips to the growing army of unemployed oil workers. In the U.S., the worst...
  • 15-year-old boy arrested, another teen sought in Overbrook murder

    03/20/2015 3:40:29 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    Police have announced charges against two 15-year-old boys in the murder of James Stuhlman, who was shot and killed while walking his dog in Philadelphia's Overbrook section last week. One of those boys remains and large, and is considered by police to be armed and dangerous. Police say they have in custody 15-year-old Brandon Smith. He has been charged with murder, robbery and related charges. A warrant has been issued for 15-year-old Tyfine Hamilton - the alleged gunman. Hamilton is also charged with murder, robbery, and related offenses. Lesser charges are expected to be filed against a third boy, who...
  • 6-year-old heart patient's shooting death rattles St. Louis

    03/19/2015 6:18:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 3/1915 | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
    Marcus Johnson Jr.'s parents figured a sunny day at a city park was just what their son, a 6-year-old kindergartner, needed while recovering from heart surgery the previous week and a doctor's visit that same day. Instead, the family will bury Marcus on Thursday after the child was shot in the chest and killed in an attack his mother and father said stemmed from a traffic dispute. The boy's 15-year-old brother and a 69-year-old family friend were also wounded by the occupants of a car who shot at the family's minivan as it left O'Fallon Park on the city's north...
  • What Do You Prep For: Common Personal Disasters*

    03/18/2015 7:43:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 96 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 3/17/15 | Karl Denninger
    How many times have you seen someone who survived with nothing more than their underwear? They had no "go bag" sitting inside their sleeping area they could grab that had a few basics in it -- like some sort of lightweight but effective means of preserving body heat. Now consider that if this occurs while in a place not so-populated in the winter time you might well be in serious trouble or even die of exposure! The other place that such disasters commonly happen is in our vehicles. Do you have a small, easily-toted "get me the F out of...
  • First Trades after collapse

    03/17/2015 4:26:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 3/17/15 | Selco
    The items for trade during my SHTF very often changed value, and some of them became unavailable for some period of time, just to suddenly show up again much more expensive. Yes, situation in the city dictated that, but also people, the black market lords made this happen. The whole situation was always changing where and if you can find what you were looking for. Some of the items that were circulating in the city were completely new to everyone, one of the reasons was that all sorts of stuff from humanitarian aid was coming to the city through different...
  • What Do You Prep For?

    03/16/2015 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 3/14/15 | Karl Denninger
    One of the more-interesting discussions I've had over the years on a fairly consistent basis deals with the premise of prepping -- usually initiated by someone who's talking about a bug-out location, firearms, (freeze-dried or home-grown) food or (usually) all of the above. Let's dissect this a bit, because the word prepping or prepper describe a lot of different things -- and frankly, the more I hear about some of them the more I nod in approval at some, while smirking at others. I think it's time we have this discussion, particularly given the rather-precarious nature of our global economy...
  • Tennessee Waitress Receives Tip That Brought Tears to Her Eyes

    03/11/2015 9:20:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    GMA via Yahoo ^ | 3/11/15 | NICOLE PELLETIERE
    In addition to the $36, the couple also left Hudson with a note explaining the heartfelt meaning behind the digits. "Today is my brother's b-day," it said, written behind the credit card receipt. "He would have been 36 today. Every year I go eat his favorite meal (hot dogs) and tip the waitress his age. Happy B-day Wes."
  • Survival: Are We Aware Enough?

    03/10/2015 3:32:34 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 61 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 3/9/15 | S.S.
    Awareness comes in many forms. Awareness of one’s surroundings, including physical, situational, and political, is perhaps what is taught most in many survivalist courses and books. These are critical to dealing with threats, both minor and major. What is often missed in teaching awareness is how we will emotionally react to these threats. We are so lucky in 2015 in the U.S. to have relatively significant means by which to live and prosper. Compared to most countries, our ability to eat, sleep, find resources, and thrive is very easy, even for people at lower income levels. So, I ask these...
  • American ISIS Member Issues Warning: “We’re in Texas, Ohio, New York City, Washington, D.C.”

    03/09/2015 4:58:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    http://controversialtimes.com/ ^ | 3/9/15 | Reagan Wilson
    In the interview, Cornell issued some chilling warnings: “I got orders from the brothers overseas because I’m with the Islamic State. My brothers over there, in Syria and Iraq, gave me specific orders to carry out jihad in the west, so I did so.” “What do I think is coming? Many things. There will be many, many attacks. Like I said, we are ready for the battle over the Capitol.”
  • Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

    03/09/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/9/15 | Ben Brunfield
    A mystery arose from the rescue: The police officers who entered the water say they heard a voice calling for help. The mother was dead, but the officers said that they heard an adult's voice calling to them. "The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car," Warner told CNN. "To me, it didn't sound like a child's voice." The voice gave the rescuers a surge of adrenaline needed to push the vehicle upright, he said. The mother was dead. The child was unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering, and the rescuers knew she was alive, Warner...
  • Thousands stranded on Ky. Interstates for nearly 24 hours

    03/06/2015 7:27:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    AP via AOL ^ | 3/6/15 | BRUCE SCHREINER AND ADAM BEAM
    Larry Weas spent a cold night hunkered down in his car after getting caught in a logjam along a Interstate 65 in Kentucky. To conserve fuel during his 11-hour ordeal, he kept his car turned off for long stretches and scooped snow into a bucket to have something to drink. A stranded couple gave him a bottle of Gatorade and candy until a rescue worker took him to town. "This has been a lesson of survival," said the 54-year-old Elizabethtown man, who is diabetic. Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as...
  • Millennium Falcon drone is the coolest hunk of junk in our galaxy

    03/02/2015 1:27:51 PM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    CNET ^ | 2/4/15 | Anthony Domanico
    Pretty much everyone who has ever seen "Star Wars" would love to be able to fly the Millennium Falcon around the galaxies. One crafty individual going by the social-media moniker Olivier C is living that dream, and released a YouTube video of himself piloting a custom Millennium Falcon radio-controlled quadcopter drone he built himself.
  • TIE Interceptor drone is the meanest starfighter in the galaxy

    03/02/2015 1:00:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | 3/2/15 | Anthony Domanico
    If you build custom chassis to make drones look like "Star Wars" starships, it's going to be hard to top the Millennium Falcon drone. A crafty guy who goes by the social-media moniker Olivier C is out with his latest "Star Wars" drone, and it's based on the TIE/IN Interceptor. It's arguably not as cool as his Falcon build, but it could still strike fear into the hearts of the Rebel Alliance.
  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability

    03/01/2015 2:37:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit-card transactions — all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert. The Internet outage did more than underscore just how dependent modern society has become on high technology.
  • Star Trek - Amok Time

    02/27/2015 7:09:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 66 replies
    YouTube ^ | kartographer
    Spock is overtaken by the effects of the 'Pon Farr' a condition which effects Vulcans on a seven year cycle. He becomes emotional and starts acting strangely. A violent outburst and argument with Nurse Chapel is witnessed in the corridor of the Enterprise by everyone, and Kirk has to confront Spock in his quarters. After an uncomfortable conversation Spock finally reveals to Kirk that he must get to Vulcan to mate - or he will die. Kirk has to defy Starfleet to get Spock there after Dr McCoy convinces him that it is the only way to save his life.
  • Groom’s touching vows to bride’s daughter go viral

    02/27/2015 9:15:40 AM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    Trending Now - Yahoo News ^ | 2/26/15 | Mia Fitzharris
    A wedding video is going viral, and not because of a cleverly choreographed bridal party dance or a flower girl throwing a tantrum. The part of the video that stole the show is the groom Brian Scott’s vows to his bride Whitney Kay’s young daughter, Brielle.
  • Q4 GDP Revised Down To 2.2% From 5.0%: Full Breakdown

    02/27/2015 9:04:29 AM PST · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 2/27/15 | Tyler Durden
    There was much hope that when Q3 GDP soared to 5%, primarily on the back of Obamacare spending recalendarization and a massive consumption/personal saving data revision, that the US economy would finally enter lift-off mode. Those hopes were reduced by about 60% when moments ago the BEA announced that Q4 GDP was revised from the original 2.64% print to only 2.18%, which while better than expected, was the lowest economic growth rate since the "polar vortex."
  • California couple, married 67 years, die holding hands

    02/27/2015 8:50:56 AM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/15 | Victoria Cavaliere
    A California couple, married 67 years, died hours apart while holding hands this month, their daughter said on Thursday. Floyd Hartwig, 90, and wife Violet, 89, died on Feb. 11 in their home in Easton, California, outside Fresno, their family said. The couple had known each other since they were children and married in 1947 while Floyd was on leave from the Navy, going on to settle in a ranch in Easton.
  • Full Circle: The First Anti-Government Protest In Greece Turns Ugly

    02/26/2015 2:41:47 PM PST · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 2/26/15 | Tyler Durden
    The first anti-government rally in Athens turned ugly as anti-authoritarian protesters started to smash the windows of a pastry shop and two jewelry shops and put two vehicles and several garbage bins on fire.
  • Why is the regime jailing private enterprise owners (and this blogger at risk).

    02/24/2015 4:48:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    Daniel's Blog Spot ^ | 2/23/15 | Daniel
    There is a very simple answer for that: the regime needs a scapegoat that pays with its hardcore, Luddite, take no hostage, resentful base. The question would be more interesting if worded differently: why does it pay to jail a few business owners? The answer to this question is a little bit longer but not very complicated. The reason can be found in 40 years of populism light followed by 15 of populism hard. In a country that has been told that "we are rich" and that the problem is that "wealth is not redistributed as it should" you do...
  • Venezuelans' long waits yield soap, and intelligence agents

    02/22/2015 1:56:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 2/22/15 | Valentina Oropeza
    At 7:30 am, the pharmacy opened. View galleryA woman checks food stocks on February 2, 2015 in Caracas, … A woman checks food stocks on February 2, 2015 in Caracas, Venezuela where the economic crisis is pr … There was not much on the shelves, but an employee confirmed a truck was expected. An hour later, the truck rolled up with a pair of National Guard troops who unpacked three boxes of soap bars, two of shampoo, and one very clear instruction: each person may buy up to two of each item. Not more. That is because the government is wary...
  • Just as I am I come (Prayer Thread)

    02/20/2015 7:04:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    1/20/15
    I recieved some bad news tonight about a dear friend a 'wingman' to take one though hell. It seems he is in a bad way and though it doesn't look good I know that he will put up a fight, because that is just the way he is. Prayers up please.
  • US Marines on the Ground in Iraq as ISIS Burns 45 Alive

    02/20/2015 5:01:14 PM PST · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 2/20/15 | Riyadh Mohammed
    Iraqi local officials in Iraq’s town of al-Baghdadi have warned of another ISIS mass burning massacre. The terror organization surrounded a compound several days ago that houses more than 1000 families and burned 45 people alive. “ISIS has killed more than 150 people from al-Obaid tribe...some of them were burned alive and some were beheaded...they were policemen...some of them fought against ISIS before,” said sheikh Mal Allah al-Obaidi, the head of the local council in the al-Baghdadi.
  • Teen stops car to shovel snow for man with walker

    02/20/2015 4:37:25 PM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/19/15
    A Virginia high school senior who spends snow days clearing snow and ice from neighborhood driveways and sidewalks saw something out of his mother's car window that compelled him to tell her to stop the car, CBS Richmond affiliate WTVR-TV reports. Teresa Adams and her son Tommy were driving home from the DMV when they drove past an older man who was trying to shovel snow from his driveway. The man was using a walker to get around.
  • Worriedly nonplussed in Caracas

    02/20/2015 12:31:14 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    Daniel Venezuela Blogspot ^ | 2/19/15 | Daniel
    The regime tonight has crossed one of those big, sloppy, obvious, dangerous red lines tonight. The kind of crossing from where there might not be a return point. Not that I am picky on that, as far as I am concerned that red line was crossed when RCTV was closed. But I digress. Yet, arresting the mayor of Caracas, the highest recipient of votes in the country after the presidential vote, a reelected mayor, and well reelected at that in spite of all the bias in favor of the regime's candidate who was then named as a sabotaging shadow mayor...
  • Caracas Mayor Arrested on Sedition Accusation, Plunging Venezuela into New Crisis

    02/20/2015 12:26:23 PM PST · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/20/15 | GIRISH GUPTA and FRANCES ROBLES
    A new political crisis convulsed Venezuela on Friday over the arrest of the Caracas mayor, one of the country's top opposition figures, accused by President Nicolás Maduro of abetting what he called an American plot to overthrow the government. Supporters of the mayor, Antonio Ledezma, quickly mobilized protests over his arrest — which they called a kidnapping — which was carried out without warning Thursday night. Human Rights Watch and other advocacy groups demanded Mr. Ledezma's release, and hundreds of demonstrators gathered in a Caracas plaza to protest. But Mr. Maduro, whose administration has been roiled by an increasingly dire...
  • 70 years after Iwo Jima, veterans, families to honor lives lost

    02/19/2015 4:19:00 AM PST · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 2/18/15 | Meg Jones
    Clayton Chipman saw the first flag raising. So did Harvey Kurz. Both were relieved and happy to see Marines had finally scaled Mount Suribachi four days after the Feb. 19, 1945, invasion of the hardscrabble, desolate island in the Pacific Ocean. Each looked at the American flag flapping in the wind and then returned to the business at hand — staying alive.
  • Collapse Survivor Explains Strategic Savagery: “You Have Two Choices – Fight To The Last or Run”

    02/18/2015 8:30:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/18/15 | Selco
    It looks like there is no sense and order in what ISIS folks are doing while they are terrorizing people and burning them alive, stone them to death, kill captured soldiers or simply women and kids. But spreading terror and pure fear makes lot of sense in terms of strategy, especially in already „chaotic“ times and territories where they are trying to advance. Terror is a psychological game.
  • Yale Study: Canine Minds Far More Complex Than Originally Thought

    02/17/2015 11:25:16 AM PST · by Kartographer · 91 replies
    “Dogs are just fascinating,” Santos said. “We love them, they live in our homes. Anyone who hangs out with a dog is kind of wondering, ‘what are they thinking, do they love me’."
  • Reports: Man sends Valentine flowers for all wife's life, even after his death

    02/17/2015 10:59:01 AM PST · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 2/17/15 | Victoria Malmer
    According to kcwy13.com, husband Jim Golay, 53, died of an inoperable brain tumor last year, less than a year after his diagnosis. In fact, he not only sent this year's roses, he arranged with a local flower shop to send her flowers every Valentine's Day until her death, according to kcwy13.com.
  • Homeless Ohio woman walked miles to face rapist in court

    02/17/2015 9:33:17 AM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    A homeless woman who was raped while sleeping under a bridge last year sometimes begged for bus money or walked up to 8 miles over the past year so she could face her attacker in court. Her determination to be in court helped win a conviction against the man, said a police officer who investigated the case.
  • Outrage: Border Patrol Ordered To Release All Illegal Alien Drunk Drivers:

    02/16/2015 4:00:02 PM PST · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/16/15 | Mac Slavo
    f you are caught driving while intoxicated and happen to be an American citizen then you’re going to be arrested, fined, and potentially jailed – and rightfully so, as by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs you are putting the lives of others in danger when you drive on public roads. But, as we’ve come to learn in recent years, if you are an undocumented alien who has entered this country illegally, the laws don’t really apply to you. You not only get to break the law by entering the United States without authorization, but you also get...
  • Rev. Graham:‘Imagine the Outcry if 21 Muslims Had Been Beheaded by Christians? The Storm is Coming’

    02/16/2015 1:40:24 PM PST · by Kartographer · 71 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/16/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Rev. Graham: ‘Imagine the Outcry if 21 Muslims Had Been Beheaded by Christians? … The Storm is Coming’ February 16, 2015 - 2:33 PM By Michael W. Chapman Subscribe to Michael W. Chapman RSS Follow Michael W. Chapman on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Sharing Services 102 The Islamic State beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend, propping the severed heads on the victims’ backs, a barbaric slaughter that led Reverend Franklin Graham to ask, “Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians?” “Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around...
  • 7 States With the Most People on Food Stamps

    02/16/2015 12:23:49 PM PST · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | 2/16/15 | Erika Rawes
    3. New Mexico Number of food stamp recipients: 430,622 Percentage of the state’s population on food stamps: 20.65% Total cost of just these benefits alone (That is, how much do just the money on those EBT cards cost the state?): Around $53.12 million Cost of benefits alone per capita in this state: $25.47 per person
  • The largest bank robbery ever: up to $900M possibly stolen, and no need for a getaway ca

    02/16/2015 8:43:24 AM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    NGR News via Yahoo ^ | 2/16/15 | Chris Smith
    When hackers steal money from banks, they usually go for Bonnie and Clyde attacks, taking whatever they can take in a single grab, one Kaspersky executive told The New York Times, as the security research discovered a different type of bank cyber heist, one likened to Ocean’s Eleven in terms of planning, but also when it comes to the significant amount of stolen cash. Following a well planned operation, that involved months of spying through the use of sophisticated software, unknown hackers originating from Russia, China and Europe managed to steal at least $300 million from a large number of...
  • And Now, The Truth (Measles Outbreak)

    02/14/2015 1:04:01 PM PST · by Kartographer · 90 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 2/14/15 | Karl Denninger
    Among the 110 California patients, 49 (45%) were unvaccinated; five (5%) had 1 dose of measles-containing vaccine, seven (6%) had 2 doses, one (1%) had 3 doses, 47 (43%) had unknown or undocumented vaccination status, and one (1%) had immunoglobulin G seropositivity documented, which indicates prior vaccination or measles infection at an undetermined time. Twelve of the unvaccinated patients were infants too young to be vaccinated. Among the 37 remaining vaccine-eligible patients, 28 (67%) were intentionally unvaccinated because of personal beliefs, and one was on an alternative plan for vaccination.
  • Target Teen Gone Viral Gets Huge Surprise From Chick-fil-A

    02/14/2015 9:30:56 AM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 2/13/15 | STEVE OSUNSAMI, FARYN SHIRO and JUSTIN WEAVER
    The quiet 15-year-old in the black suit was looking for a clip-on tie for his first job interview, but Target only sells regular ties. That’s when Dennis Roberts, Cyndi Moore and Cathy Scott came to his rescue. “When Dennis was tying the tie, we took the time, ‘Look presentable, tie your shoe laces, tuck your shirt in,’ we were giving him pointers,” Cyndi explained of their interaction. “He was just soaking everything in, taking it all in." This is more than just good customer service. Yasir Moore learned how to shake hands and look his interviewer in the eye.
  • Florida student told no 'God bless America' in morning announcements

    02/13/2015 12:10:43 PM PST · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 2/13/15 | Letitia Stein
    A Florida high school told a student this week to stop adding the phrase "God bless America" when reading scripted morning announcements, drawing protests and irate phone calls from around the nation, school officials said on Friday.
  • New Jersey Police Crack Down on Teens for Illegal Snow Shoveling

    02/11/2015 10:46:28 AM PST · by Kartographer · 58 replies
    New Jersey teens, Matt Molinari and Eric Schnepf, were hoping to make a few bucks shoveling snow in their neighborhood. But police ruined their plans when they told the teens they needed a permit to promote their services.