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  • Lucille Ball's Very First Los Angeles Home Is for Sale

    08/25/2016 11:40:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    House Beautiful ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lauren Smith
    Back in 1933, a 22-year-old Lucille Ball had just landed her first movie role in Roman Scandals and signed a contract with RKO. What's a soon-to-be movie star to do? Buy a house, of course. Which is why she snatched up this bungalow on the border of West Hollywood so she could be close to all the action.
  • Clinton on Foundation Accusations: "I Know There's A Lot Of Smoke And There Is No Fire"

    08/25/2016 11:15:22 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/24/2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton phones in to CNN's Anderson Cooper to address questions about the Clinton Foundation, her time at the State Department, her private server and more. "Look, Anderson, I know there is a lot of smoke and there is no fire," Clinton said Wednesday night in a telephone interview with Cooper. "This AP report put in it context. This excludes nearly 2,000 meetings I had with world leaders. And countless other meetings with U.S. government officials when I was secretary of state. It looks at a small portion of my time." Clinton cited a meeting with noted...
  • Movie "Arrival" drawn from short story - very unlike

    08/25/2016 10:51:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    web ^ | 8/25/16 | vanity
    As a big scifi fan, I noted the recent trailer release for the movie "Arrival." I also noted its connection to a short story written in 1998 by Ted Chiang. The trailer shows a fast-paced actioner including big explosions, zero-gravity, NBC suits, and an allusion to the aliens being unable to tell the difference between weapons and other tools. The story is very different. It is slow -- plodding, even --, boring, and unspectacular. The story relates the aliens' coming to Earth and setting-up rooms wherein the aliens face humans through a transparent wall. The entire story deals with attempts...
  • Vanity- Hahaha Hillary says smoke, no fire. I always said she couldn't get her broom lit.

    08/25/2016 10:06:37 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 12 replies
  • Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner to be renamed (Because...Racism!)

    08/25/2016 9:54:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    wistv.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | LaDonna Beeker
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina's Democratic Party will no longer use the name of two former presidents who were slave owners in its name for an annual fundraiser. The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, which is scheduled for Sept. 30, will be renamed after this year's event, according to a spokesman for the SCDP. It was named after former presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.
  • A 3 hour 2900% profit in the market, suspiciously timed with HRC's Epipen tweet

    08/25/2016 9:26:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Imgur ^ | 08/24/16
  • Police looking for beer thief dressed as Batman and Captain America

    08/25/2016 9:07:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    wivb.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Evan Anstey, News 4 Digital Producer
    SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man dressed up as a superhero, or a combination of them, instead played the villain on Tuesday, Salamanca Police say. Police are looking for a man who they say dressed up in a Batman suit and Captain America mask before stealing beer from a Center St. store. The man, described as white and his twenties, allegedly took two 18-packs of Budweiser beer, left the store and headed north to the Center Street Bridge. **video on link**
  • Police: Woman drives SUV through grocery store after fight over gift cards

    08/25/2016 8:32:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    KVAL.com ^ | 8/24/2016 | News Staff
    SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KVAL) – A woman drove her SUV through the aisles of a Safeway grocery store shortly after midnight when the store didn’t accept her $2,200 check payment for gift cards earlier in the day, Springfield Police officials said."It goes without saying that we are just grateful that no customers or employees were harmed in our Springfield Safeway this morning," said Jill McGinnis, communications manager with Safeway. "We are currently working diligently to open our doors later this afternoon."Employees at the store at 1891 Pioneer Parkway East told police that 43-year-old Noella Yvonne Fay came into the store around...
  • Have You Lost Friends Over This Election?

    08/25/2016 8:23:20 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 95 replies
    Self | 08-25-2016 | Captain Peter Blood
    This morning as I was out running errands I happen to tune into The Mike Gallagher Show and his topic was have you lost friends in this election, Liberal friends, etc. because of your support for Donald Trump. Gallagher related that he had, and it was a person formally who supported Trump but now will just sit at home and not vote at all regardless of the dangers of a Hillary Presidency. Well that hit home for me. Last night I had had enough of my Facebook account and closed it. I have a number of friends on there that...
  • Exclusive film clip: Watch 'Snowden' demolish his CIA aptitude test

    08/25/2016 5:50:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    CNET ^ | 08/24/16 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Edward Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, demonstrates serious smarts in this scene from Oliver Stone's upcoming political thriller. Get a first look here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0gN0PLcBGw Americans remain divided on their opinions of Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee and NSA contractor who copied and leaked classified information in 2013. But if Oliver Stone's new political thriller "Snowden" can be believed, there's one issue about the man that can't be debated. He's brilliant. In an exclusive clip provided to CNET from Open Road Films, Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, takes an aptitude test during the CIA recruitment process. The senior intelligence operative running...
  • Scavenged Oprah bricks a 'hot commodity' on Near West Side (Chicago)

    08/25/2016 5:44:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/24/2016 | Kim Janssen
    Oprah Winfrey may have packed up and left town, but just because her Harpo Studios site on the Near West Side is now a pile of rubble, it doesn't mean the freebies immediately dried up.Sources say late-night scavengers at the Randolph Street site have been acting as if the queen of daytime TV had been telling them, "You get a brick, you get a brick, everybody gets a brick!"So many trespassers were helping themselves to mementos from the ruins that the demolition crew from Heneghan Wrecking has been forced to employ overnight security guards, site workers confirmed.But that hasn't stopped...
  • 148 DAYS

    08/25/2016 5:42:28 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 7 replies
    8/25/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 148 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes, 18 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing pusillanimous lawless defiling unctuous disgusting election-corrupting formulaic callous puerile sickening wicked sullen wretched venal grifting furious (and fast), conniving Marxism-loving America-surrendering abominable stomach-turning meddling corrupt predatory impoverishing personal-history-concealing spsthetic absurd unaccomplished putrescent contemptible megalomaniacal sputtering disruptive perjurious taxing nauseating blasphemous race-baiting crazed trash-talking cynical arrogant vacuous sanctimonious foul exploitive mercurial mocking Christophobic nefarious uncaring vile Republican-enabled wimpy prevaricating raging hoplophobia-consumed irresponsible belligerent repellent childish insolent felonious illegitimate jejune panic-encouraging contentious creepy effete deleterious self-important chaos-creating lying robotic repulsive terrible pugnacious secretive brazenly-hypocritical imperious globalist preening...
  • Trump's international appeal?

    08/25/2016 1:22:39 AM PDT · by Fhios · 14 replies
    8/25/2016 | Total Vanity
    Any good speculation on why Trump went out of his way to get hits on Germany's Angela Merkel? He has specifically compared Hillary to Merkel on at least two separate occasions. Is there a sense that Trump is getting some international support from nationalist groups and this was a bone he tossed to them? Hard to fathom but perhaps the media is learning and didn't make too much political hay out of it and it escaped a news cycle. Or was this just off message during Manforts tenure as campaign manager?
  • Windows 10 cumulative update KB 3176934 breaks PowerShell

    08/24/2016 7:07:32 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 26 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Woody Leonhard
    Microsoft's update for version 1607 doesn't fix two widespread problems with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and it breaks PowerShell DSC operations Yesterday afternoon, Microsoft released KB 3176934 for those PCs running Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It's the fifth cumulative update for version 1607 (three were released before the product rolled out on Aug. 2) and brings the build number up to 14393.82. You can see the long list of official changes -- primarily bug fixes -- on the Windows 10 update history page. Anniversary Update customers also received an update to the "servicing stack" -- the subsystem within Windows 10...
  • CEO who gouged price of EpiPen is daughter of Democrat senator

    08/24/2016 5:39:58 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 73 replies
    nypost.com/ ^ | 8/24/16 | AP
    CEO who gouged price of EpiPen is daughter of Democrat senator CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As a pharmaceutical company run by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s daughter faces scrutiny for hiking prices on life-saving allergy injection pens, Manchin is remaining mum. The Democratic West Virginia senator’s daughter, Heather Bresch, is CEO of Mylan, which manufactures EpiPens. A two-dose package cost around $94 nine years ago. The cost averaged more than six times that in May. Manchin spokesman Jonathan Kott said Wednesday the senator had no comment.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/24/2016 12:03:01 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 61 replies
    I recently picked up a nasty ‘bug’ that threw me into a six-day fever. No idea what it was, but I’ve never been laid-out so badly, or so little interested in food - all I could taste was salt, and salt was revolting. I finally hit on vanilla ice cream as tolerable, and ate nothing else for days. There are still some ‘notes’ that I can’t taste, and I’m craving the weirdest things: “MacDonald’s Fish Sandwich???” - my husband must feel that he’s got a pregnant lady calling him at work and demanding this-or-that be picked up on the way...
  • (Teen) Girl Attacks Kid With Down Syndrome Leaving Him Bloody (VIDEO)

    08/24/2016 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    particlenews.com ^ | December 15, 2015 | americannewsx.com -
    Meet Tayla Aubrey-Lee Griffiths of New South Wales Australia. She's the one throwing punches at the kid with Down Syndrome in the disgusting video you are about to see. Tayla says that the boy identified as Dean was threatening her as he sat on a shopping cart doing absolutely nothing. Her original Facebook profile was taken down and the new one quickly came up. Tayla is under the impression as a fully functioning human being that if a kid with Down Syndrome calls you names that you don't like that you should go and punch him bloody. For those of...
  • VANITY:Any FReeper have any idea how much it would cost...

    08/24/2016 11:33:58 AM PDT · by mowowie · 40 replies
    me... Brian
    VANITY: Any FReeper have any idea how much it might cost to have a contractor cut a hole into a basement concrete foundation and install a relatively full size window? Just curious... Thank you for your input.
  • Filipino Fisherman Reveals 75-Pound Pearl He Kept Hidden For A Decade

    08/24/2016 9:45:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    npr ^ | 24 August 2016 | CAMILA DOMONOSKE
    When he was moving out of his home, he decided to give the pearl to Maggay-Amurao for safekeeping instead of transport it with him — "since it's quite heavy,"... In fact, the pearl weighs in at 34 kilograms, Maggay-Amurao says — or approximately 75 pounds.
  • Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious.....

    08/24/2016 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    masslive.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Sean Teehan
    FULL TITLE: Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious classmates sentenced to probation PALMER — A former East Longmeadow High School star athlete who was charged with sexually assaulting two unconscious classmates received two years probation in a decision out of Palmer District Court last week. "He can now look forward to a productive life without being burdened with the stigma of having to register as a sex offender," said attorney Thomas Rooke, who defended David Becker, 18, in court. "The goal of this sentence was not to impede this individual from graduating high school and...
  • 149 DAYS

    08/24/2016 9:38:39 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 9 replies
    8/24/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 149 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes, 56 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing pusillanimous lawless defiling unctuous disgusting election-corrupting formulaic callous puerile sickening wicked sullen wretched venal grifting furious (and fast), conniving Marxism-loving America-surrendering abominable stomach-turning meddling corrupt predatory impoverishing personal-history-concealing spsthetic absurd unaccomplished putrescent contemptible megalomaniacal disruptive perjurious taxing nauseating blasphemous race-baiting crazed trash-talking cynical arrogant vacuous sanctimonious foul exploitive mercurial mocking Christophobic nefarious uncaring vile Republican-enabled wimpy prevaricating raging hoplophobia-consumed irresponsible belligerent repellent childish insolent felonious illegitimate jejune panic-encouraging contentious creepy effete deleterious self-important chaos-creating lying robotic repulsive terrible pugnacious secretive brazenly-hypocritical imperious globalist preening maniacal...
  • Car explodes in Charleston (West Virginia) and closes nearby Grandview Elementary

    08/24/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | wowk
    A car exploded around 4:45 this morning in the North Charleston area. The car exploded at 850 Woodward Drive where the car is a total loss. Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department have responded to the scene and are currently investigating what happened. No injuries have been reported. **video on link**
  • Study: Ramen noodles replacing cigarettes as primary currency among U.S. prison population

    08/24/2016 6:48:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    TUCSON, - A U.S. study indicates cigarettes are being replaced as currency among state prisoners by another highly-coveted item -- instant ramen noodles. Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, said ramen noodles are on the rise as a form of currency among male inmates in U.S. state prisons due to cost-cutting measures leading to a drop in food quality and quantity. Gibson-Light, who is due to present his study at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, said the rise of ramen has less to do with the popularity of tobacco...
  • Gay men are 2% of population but 55% of AIDS cases: CDC

    08/24/2016 5:47:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 08/24/2016 | Ben Johnson
    Although homosexual men are a tiny sliver of the U.S. population, they account for the majority of all Americans living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are two percent of the population but make up 55 percent of people who were HIV-positive in 2013, according to a CDC fact sheet released last Wednesday. More than nine out of 10 new HIV diagnoses (92 percent) come from young gay and bisexual MSM, ages 13 to 24. If these trends continue, one of every...
  • Why the alt-right isn’t wrong (Clinton anti alt-right speech this Thurs)

    08/24/2016 4:52:35 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 83 replies
    The Spectator UK ^ | July 30, 2016 | James Delingpole
    To help you understand what’s going on, I’d like you to cast your minds back to the Eighties and the era of ‘political correctness gone mad’. At the time, we thought it was so loopy it would disappear up its own bottom. Instead, it continued to get worse and worse, leading to lunacies like the nursery schools in Oxfordshire teaching kids to sing about ‘Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep’, and thence to nonsense like the ‘safe spaces’ promoted on university campuses for a generation of special snowflakes, as well as to vexatious campaigns like the one conducted at Oxford by anti-white...
  • Kirsten Powers (v.2): "An Element of Sexism" In Questioning Hillary Clinton's Health

    08/23/2016 2:19:18 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-23-2016 | Ian Schwartz
    KIRSTEN POWERS, CNN: I guess I have to ask why is there any concern about her health? And the only reason there is any concern about her health is because Donald Trump has sort of started his trutherism on Hillary Clinton's health. There's nothing to suggest she doesn't have stamina. I mean, honestly, I don't even know if I could do the schedule that she keeps. There's nothing to suggest that she has any kind of problems with her stamina, with her health, with her mental health. CAMEROTA: Well, she had that fall. I mean, this is the thing. She...
  • Donald Trump has arrived in Austin

    08/23/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    Update 2:45 p.m: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plane landed in Austin a little after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, kicking off a campaign swing through the capital of Texas. Meantime, lines had begun forming hours earlier outside ACL Live at Moody Theater in downtown Austin, where Trump will tape a two-hour special with Fox News personality Sean Hannity that will air over two nights. Protesters and Trump supporters sparred as the line grew blocks long, with opponents chanting “Love trumps hate” and waving signs that included “Hill yes” and “Inbreds 4 Trump.” “You must be on welfare if you love Hillary,”...
  • Is Hillary Clinton using a invisible cane?

    Hillary Clinton stepping off plane in Nantucket in a coat with what looks like a cane edited out for good measure.
  • Islamic Preacher Says Emojis are Forbidden for Muslims

    08/23/2016 1:06:59 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 28 replies
    Everyjoe ^ | Wil Reagan | 5/5/16
    An Islamic preacher based in Saudi Arabia is warning Muslims against using certain emojis. Wajdi Akkari posted a video where he speaks out against a number of emojis that he believes are blasphemous, including the angel and any emojis that are “devilish.” According to the DailyMail, Akkari was born in Lebanon, moved to the US to become a rapper when he was 18, and then eventually moved to Saudi Arabia where he teaches Arabic. Read more: http://www.everyjoe.com/2016/05/05/news/islamic-preacher-says-emojis-forbidden-muslims/#ixzz4IBib2cHN
  • Anybody Notice Something Unusual in Drudge's "Pickle Strong" Hillary Pic?

    08/23/2016 7:10:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 130 replies
    Self | August 23, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Is it just me or do you see the outline of something inside Hillary's pants leg in the current photo featured on the Drudge Report? Take a look and you be the judge.
  • 150 DAYS!

    08/23/2016 7:08:30 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 14 replies
    8/23/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 150 days, 2 hours, 51 minutes, 34 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing pusillanimous lawless defiling unctuous disgusting election-corrupting formulaic callous puerile sickening wicked sullen wretched venal grifting furious (and fast), conniving Marxism-loving America-surrendering abominable stomach-turning meddling corrupt impoverishing personal-history-concealing spsthetic absurd unaccomplished putrescent contemptible megalomaniacal disruptive perjurious taxing nauseating blasphemous race-baiting crazed trash-talking cynical arrogant vacuous sanctimonious foul exploitive mercurial mocking Christophobic nefarious uncaring vile Republican-enabled wimpy prevaricating raging hoplophobia-consumed irresponsible belligerent repellent childish insolent felonious illegitimate jejune panic-encouraging contentious creepy effete deleterious self-important chaos-creating lying robotic repulsive terrible pugnacious secretive brazenly-hypocritical imperious globalist preening maniacal disdainful...
  • Megyn Kelly gets huge feather in her cap and it wasn't plucked from Trump this time

    08/23/2016 2:47:48 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 39 replies
    http://us.blastingnews.com/ ^ | 21 August 2016 | rosalind a zurko
    #Megyn Kelly now has a bargaining chip that is worth its weight in gold and she can use it in the near future to negotiate her new #Fox News contract as hers is up at the end of the year. Will Kelly even re-negotiate a contract with Fox News or will she head out to broaden her horizons? On August 5 Megyn Kelly left for vacation and in the weeks that followed the ratings for The Kelly Files have dropped to the point that the show is now running neck and neck with MSNBC's #Rachel Maddow. Kelly's bargaining chip It...
  • Obama Off To Baton Rouge.But Will It Be An All Invited,Or Carefully Selected Crowd?

    08/22/2016 7:52:31 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 17 replies
    So Tomorrow,Obama is headed to Baton Rouge.But you have to wonder,who will he be speaking to? Obama is heading into a very angry state! Does anyone know what the game plan is?,will it be open to all,or as usual, "A Carefully Selected Group Of Individuals". You know,like the ones Hillary needs to hire to show up at her rallies.
  • A lengthening crack is threatening to cause an Antarctic ice shelf to collapse (Larsen C Ice Shelf)

    08/22/2016 6:20:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/22/16 | Andrew Freedman - Mashable
    A large rift is widening across an increasingly fragile Antarctic ice shelf, scientists found. The crack is spreading across the Larsen C Ice Shelf at an increased rate, threatening to carve out an iceberg the size of Delaware while destabilizing a larger area of ice roughly the size of Scotland. When this iceberg calving event happens — no one knows exactly when it will occur, except that it's getting closer — it will be the largest calving event in Antarctica since 2000, the third-biggest ever recorded and the largest from this particular ice shelf, scientists say. About 10 to 12...
  • Presidential Olympics: The State Poll Scores That Trump Needs for a National Victory

    08/22/2016 5:57:05 PM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    NWO Report ^ | August 22, 2016 | John Pudner
    Don't be intimidated by statistical experts and contradictory polls. The table below shows you how to use any swing-state poll to check if Donald Trump is on track to clear the nations 270-vote electoral bar in his race to become President.
  • Melania Trump taking legal action against Daily Mail for defamation

    08/22/2016 5:13:18 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 28 replies
    politico ^ | 08/22/16 | Hadas Gold
    Charles Harder, an attorney for Trump, said in an email that the legal action goes beyond just the Daily Mail and is not limited to the United Kingdom, where the Daily Mail is headquartered. "Mrs. Trump has placed several news organizations on notice of her legal claims against them, including Daily Mail among others, for making false and defamatory statements about her supposedly having been an “escort” in the 1990s," Harder said in an email. "All such statements are 100% false, highly damaging to her reputation, and personally hurtful. She understands that news media have certain leeway in a presidential...
  • State Dept. Warns: Iran Seeking to Capture U.S. Citizens

    08/22/2016 2:43:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/22/2016 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department issued a warning on Monday urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Iran, which has made the detention of American a priority. The latest travel advisory, which emphasizes Iran’s desire to capture U.S. citizens, comes on the heels of a growing scandal over the Obama administration’s decision to pay Iran $400 million in cash on the same day that it freed several U.S. hostages. The payment has been cast by lawmakers and others as a ransom payment and prompted increasing concern among U.S. officials that Iran is making arresting Americans a priority. The travel warning is mean...
  • 'I have been told I should have aborted Sophia... that she will be a drain on society'...

    08/22/2016 1:35:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | August 18, 2016 | Laura House For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'I have been told I should have aborted Sophia... that she will be a drain on society': The unspoken secrets of a special needs mum 'I know there is racism, prejudice and discrimination. I just didn't know how real it was until I became a special needs mom. I have been told I should have aborted Sophia. I have been told that she will be a drain on society. I have been told that I am lucky to at least have one "normal" kid at home. 'These words do hurt. I know it seems like I let them...
  • Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren end Ryan Lochte endorsement deals

    08/22/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | FoxNews/AP
    Ralph Lauren announced Monday it would not renew its sponsorship contract with Ryan Lochte, becoming the second company to drop the U.S. Olympic swimmer in the wake of his scandal in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Monday, Speedo USA executives said the company would drop its sponsorship of Lochte and donate $50,000 to charity. In Ralph Lauren's case, the company stated its contract with Lochte was for the 2016 Rio Olympics only, and would not be renewed. "Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody."
  • Woman arrested for trafficking drugs to inmate son

    08/22/2016 12:50:21 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    WNDU.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Staff
    A woman is behind bars after authorities say she attempted to traffic narcotics into the Indiana State Prison. Barbara Powell, a 60-year-old from Valparaiso, was allegedly caught trafficking during a visit with her son. A correctional officer found a package with one small bag of tobacco and three small bags filled with a white powdery substance.The powdery substance tested positive for a narcotic substance.Trafficking is a level 5 felony. If found guilty, Powell could face up to eight years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Her son, Jason Powell, is serving life without parole for murder. “I commend...
  • Planned 20 mile flight? or medical emergency landing?

    08/22/2016 12:45:46 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 94 replies
    8/22/16 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
    How long does it take to prep and fly a large plane? It is not trivial. What are the odds they would do all that for a 20 MILE flight. It would cost a fortune too. So. what seems more likely? Instead of just driving there they would prepare a flight plan for a 20 mile flight, drive to the airport, load onto the plane, taxi, fly, and land about 3 minutes later... OR Her rumored medical condition flared up during flight so they immediately landed? The condition she is rumored to have is one that is supposed to prohibit...
  • Roger Stone has reached a new low — somehow: He claims Chelsea Clinton had 4 plastic surgeries to

    08/22/2016 12:46:30 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 136 replies
    Salon ^ | 8/22/2016 | Brendan Gauthier
    In his book, “The Clintons’ War on Women,” high-profile Donald Trump campaign strategist and noted conspiracy theorist Roger Stone claims Chelsea Clinton — daughter of Democratic nominee Hillary and former-President Bill — had four plastic surgeries in order to look less like her biological father, Webb Hubbell.Promoting the book in what looks like a hotel banquet hall over the weekend, Stone reasons, “Hillary admits in her own book that a large football player-sized man taught her the proper way to hold a baby. Who could that be?”Hubbell — who was associate attorney general during Clinton’s presidency — played offensive tackle...
  • Does a racial profile come to mind when you hear the word "muslim?" It does for liberals.

    08/22/2016 12:14:11 PM PDT · by Leonine · 31 replies
    8/22/16 | Leonine - Vanity
    When I was a child, I associated "muslim"with Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan. As a teenager, I learned that Indonesia is the world's most populous muslim nation, and that only one in five muslims are Arab. As an adult, I have tended to associate Islam with Iran, which is overwhelmingly a Caucasian nation. In short, I have no racial profile for Islam. Islam is a religion, not a race. Race-baiting liberals like Paul Ryan and the fast-failing radio talker, Charlie Sykes, insist that any scrutiny of the practitioners of Islam is racist. This reveals their immature personalities; but, even more...
  • Remember the Clinton vs Dole polls scandal or we lose!

    08/22/2016 11:41:16 AM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 20 replies
    Vanity Post | 22 August 2016 | 1Eagle
    Dear Freeper Friends, Its been a long time since I have logged in and I hope you are all doing well. I would like to remind everyone that _No Polls Can Be Trusted!_ Please take a quick look at Clinton vs Dole as reference. One of our fellow Freepers managed to apply some math to an LA Times poll which showed something like 65% of respondents were women, and given the liberal tendency of many women the poll showing Dole losing by double-digits was hopelessly skewed. He used responses from other questions to derive his results showing the amount of...
  • 'Marathon sex session' at Olympics leads to end of synchronized diving tandem

    08/22/2016 10:08:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 82 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 16 Aug 2016
    After an apparently sleepless night for both divers – albeit for very different reasons – the two finished in last place in the women’s 10-meter synchronized platform dive, a performance described as "pathetic" by local outlets.... Blame it on Rio.
  • 151 DAYS

    08/22/2016 9:23:50 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 10 replies
    8/22/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 151 days, 0 hours, 35 minutes, 12 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing pusillanimous lawless defiling unctuous disgusting election-corrupting formulaic callous puerile sickening wicked sullen wretched venal grifting furious (and fast), conniving Marxism-loving America-surrendering abominable stomach-turning meddling corrupt impoverishing personal-history-concealing spsthetic absurd unaccomplished putrescent contemptible megalomaniacal perjurious taxing nauseating blasphemous race-baiting crazed trash-talking cynical arrogant vacuous sanctimonious foul exploitive mercurial mocking Christophobic nefarious uncaring vile Republican-enabled wimpy prevaricating raging hoplophobia-consumed irresponsible belligerent repellent childish insolent felonious illegitimate jejune panic-encouraging contentious creepy effete deleterious self-important chaos-creating lying robotic repulsive terrible pugnacious secretive brazenly-hypocritical imperious globalist preening maniacal disdainful Godless...
  • Vanity New movie about the Obamas

    08/22/2016 7:01:07 AM PDT · by al baby · 12 replies
    IMDB ^ | Today | Self
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4258698/
  • This Day In History: Aug 22, 1776 - British Invasion Of New York

    08/22/2016 5:10:38 AM PDT · by ETL · 34 replies
    various sources
    On August 22, Howe’s large army landed on Long Island, hoping to capture New York City and gain control of the Hudson River, a victory that would divide the rebellious colonies in half. On August 27, the Red Coats marched against the Patriot position at Brooklyn Heights, overcoming the Americans at Gowanus Pass and then outflanking the entire Continental Army. Howe failed to follow the advice of his subordinates and storm the redoubts at Brooklyn Heights, and on August 29 General Washington ordered a brilliant retreat to Manhattan by boat, thus saving the Continental Army from capture. At the Battle...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 8-22-16)

    08/22/2016 3:28:39 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 8-22-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Rotten Clinton Campaign Tries To Lie About Trump’s Health

    08/22/2016 2:16:57 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 10 replies
    http://getoffthebs.com/ ^ | 8/19/16 | Brenda Corpian
    As questions rise about Rotten Crooked Hillary’s mental and physical stamina, her campaign is in full-scale prevarication mode on Thursday, trying to sell her critical health condition as “deranged conspiracy theories” while trying to divert attention from the truth; Crooked Hillary is now falsely alleging that Donald Trump is sick. Rotten Hillary’s lies were spewed likely due to the lying pundits stories on Wednesday, falsely claiming a shakeup in Trump’s campaign. The corrupt pundits are trying to support their trash journalism with allegations that the hiring of Stephen Bannon from Breitbart as its chief executive and the promotion of pollster...