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  • Copyright quirk leaves James Bond up for grabs in Canada

    02/01/2015 5:38:49 AM PST · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    Globe and Mail (CA) ^ | Published Friday, Jan. 23 2015, 3:10 PM EST | IAN BAILEY
    M aster spy James Bond, one of pop culture’s most iconic figures, is now available for dangerous assignments from Canadian writers, thanks to a copyright quirk that allows the writing and publication in Canada of original material based on Bond creator Ian Fleming’s work. As of Jan. 1, the original writings of Fleming, a former British naval intelligence agent who published 12 novels and nine stories featuring 007 between 1952 and 1966, have entered the public domain. That’s because Canada’s view of copyright is that it extends for 50 years after the death of a writer.
  • New Yorkers living in dangerous 'cluster units' as homeless population tops 59,000, a record high

    02/01/2015 4:40:53 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/1/15 | BY HARRY STEVENS , GREG B. SMITH
    Thousands of New Yorkers living in dangerous 'cluster units' as homeless population tops 59,000, a record high The homeless count represents a 10% jump during Mayor de Blasio's first year in office. Despite his vows to turn around the problem and ditch the use of cluster units, the city is still forced to house families in these much-criticized apartments, which have often been cited for hazardous code violations. The homeless population has risen to an all-time high, forcing the de Blasio administration to house desperate families in decrepit tenements red-flagged by the city’s own inspectors as hazardous. Since he arrived...
  • Harry Reid Calls Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks America’s “Worst Nightmare”

    01/31/2015 9:28:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | | 1/28/15 | Steven Ertelt |
    Thomas Jefferson said that the care and protection of human life was the first order of business for any decent government, but Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has a fundamentally different opinion of the pro-life bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. He calls it America’s “worst nightmare.” Reporter John McCormack of the Weekly Standard reports that that’s thharryreid5e verbiage Reid used in an email to his political action committee’s supporters bout the bill to protect unborn babies late in pregnancy who are capable of feeling intense pain in an abortion. Harry Reid has long insisted that he’s “pro-life” on...
  • Girl, 17, sexually assaulted after being put in back of police car with male sex offender

    01/31/2015 3:25:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | january 31, 2015 | tariq tahir
    After being picked up for being drunk, the 17-year-old was put in the back of a car by rookie officer Danielle Gallant, alongside a convicted sex offender. She was unable to defend herself as she was attacked by Joe Kritik, 24, who already had four convictions for sexual assault and was listed on a sex offenders register. He was under arrest for causing a disturbance in the town of Tasiujaq in the far north of Quebec but was not handcuffed and the police car door was locked. A lawsuit against Ms Gallant, the Kativik Regional Police Force and the Kativik...
  • I Am Not The Rapist’s Baby, I’m Just a Person Who’s Glad I Wasn’t Aborted

    01/31/2015 7:24:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/29/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Mary Rathke has an amazing story. She was conceived in rape, which means she’s fortunate just to be alive. With a society that thinks abortion is perfectly fine in cases of rape or incest — after all, who wants to carry the baby of a rapist – most people forget that the debate over abortion in such “hard cases” is a debate that includes someone else other than the mother who was tragically victimized by rape. That someone else in this case is Mary. “My mother was raped; many would say I am the rapist’s baby. Those mothers who have...
  • Junior Seau Among 5 Elected To NFL Hall of Fame

    01/31/2015 6:46:12 PM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff. Five nominees were eliminated in the final vote: Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace and Kurt Warner. Earlier Saturday, the selection committee reduced the list of 15 modern-day finalists by cutting Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, John Lynch and coaches Don Coryell and Jimmy Johnson.
  • Lindsey Graham: So what if the attorney general is cool with stabbing babies’ heads?

    01/31/2015 6:41:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 31, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Senator Lindsey Graham is on a roll, and not in a good way. Just days after announcing his willingness to make the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act virtually useless in actually saving babies just to appease a handful of cowardly GOP turncoats, the South Carolina Republican thought it would be a good idea to bring up attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch’s past support for partial-birth abortion…not because it shows she’s a monstrous extremist who shouldn’t be a dogcatcher, let alone the nation’s top cop, but because he wants to demonstrate how bipartisan he is by supporting her anyway. Yes, really:...
  • Vanity: New Cooking (and things related) Thread

    01/31/2015 6:01:44 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 41 replies
    I'm posting this vanity for two reasons: I'm trying to create a new cooking thread; some of us miss the old one, which has apparently gone dormant. I've had an interesting experience of late: The Washington Post published a recipe for Peanut Soup a couple of weeks ago, and I tried it out. (Peanut soup was apparently very popular in Colonial times, and it seems to be a staple in some Williamsburg restaurants today.) I was kind of amazed at this recipe: There's not much in it but a couple of vegetables, broth, and peanuts - but it comes out...
  • UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz Live Event

    01/31/2015 5:39:27 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 182 replies
    UFC PPV | 01/31/2015 | UFC
    UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz Date: January 31, 2015 Number of Bouts: 12 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, US Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Anderson Silva (186) vs. Nick Diaz (185) Kelvin Gastelum (*180) vs. Tyron Woodley (170.5) Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Al Iaquinta (156) Thales Leites (186) vs. Tim Boetsch (185.5) Thiago Alves (171) vs. Jordan Mein (169.5) Miesha Tate (135.5) vs. Sara McMann (135.5) Ed Herman (186) vs. Derek Brunson (186) Ian McCall (126) vs. John Lineker (*130) Rafael Natal (185.5) vs. Tom Watson (186) Diego Brandao (142) vs. Jim Hettes (146) Richardson Moreira (185.5) vs. Ildemar Alcantara...
  • Shoot, don't shoot experience affects activist

    01/31/2015 5:38:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Kumasi Aaron
    WAYCROSS, Ga. - A NAACP activist said his recent experience participating in real-life situations with sheriff's deputies has motivated him to encourage city leaders to seek change. Rev. Larry O'Hara was one of four people invited by the Bradford County Sheriff's Office to participate in scenarios in which they had to decide if their lives were in danger and if they should pull the trigger. The other three participants were News4Jax reporters Heather Leigh and Vic Micolucci and News4Jax crime and safety analyst Gil Smith, a former police officer. During a traffic stop exercise, O'Hara shot an unarmed man who...
  • Freeper Survey.Your "Any Combination GOP Ticket Prediction.Pick Four Likely&Viable Candidates.

    01/31/2015 5:01:08 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 84 replies
    Being Mitt is out of the picture, and we can make a pretty good presumption of a final 10 or so candidates, let's see if we can narrow it down to four potential candidates and come up with a "Final Four Any Combination Ticket". Is it safe to put Scott Walker in the mix? How about Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz? Will the "Veep" be a Senator/Congress Member/Governor not in the race? Lets hear some of your predictions. You can even choose your top two choices and their likely VP picks. Odds are most of us will put either Walker...
  • Muslims Exact Gruesome Revenge When Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend Refuses Abortion (Germany)

    01/31/2015 4:08:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    madworldnews.com ^ | 28 January 2015 | Dom the Conservative
    The mainstream media in both the U.S. and Europe have done a stellar job protecting the identities of two men who committed a gruesome atrocity against a 19-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn child, and for good reason: the men are Muslims. Not wishing to fuel the “Islamophobia” that liberals claim is so dangerous, the cowardly media bows to Sharia law by safeguarding the very ideology that contributed to these two criminals’ violent choices. This political correctness continues to protect the offenders, subsequently victimizing the innocent and creating more potential victims. According to German newspaper KOPP, a 19-year-old German woman,...
  • Father Quotes

    01/31/2015 1:21:16 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 8 replies
    Inspirational Words of Wisdom ^ | Various | Unatributed
    "To be a father requires patience, love and giving up the 'all about me' attitude." Catherine Pulsifer "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." Theodore M. Hesburgh "By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder - infinitely prouder -- to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys." Douglas MacArthur "Fifty years old: I'd give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn't appreciate how...
  • Gay couple buy JebBushForPresident.com web domain, and refuse to sell

    01/31/2015 12:55:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    independent.co.uk | Jan. 30, 2015 | Kashmira Gander
    Linky only.
  • Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, found unresponsive in tub

    01/31/2015 12:19:45 PM PST · by traumer · 22 replies
    ATLANTA – The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend and given CPR, said Officer Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department. When police arrived, they gave Brown additional care until she was taken alive to North Fulton Hospital. The incident remains under investigation, police said. Brown is the daughter of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown. A representative for the family did not immediately...
  • City investigating comments in police newsletter; Chief apologizes to officers (LGBTQ Tyranny)

    01/31/2015 9:56:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 3 replies
    fox19.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Jennifer Baker and Gordon Graham
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The city is investigating controversial comments in a monthly newsletter put out by the Cincinnati Police Department's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liaison officer. Chief Jeffrey Blackwell issued an agency-wide apology Thursday for the publication that went to about 1,000 officers earlier this month. Among comments offending some officers include this excerpt cited from a recent online article in the Huffington Post. "Homes that deny transgender identities result in a suicide-attempt rate that's 14 times higher than in homes where such identities are accepted," the newsletter quotes from the article. "If you belong to a religion...
  • American Sniper: FR Review, Thoughts, etc. (SPOILERS INCL.)

    01/31/2015 9:56:16 AM PST · by rabidralph · 50 replies
    Rabidralph and FR | Jan. 31, 2015 | Rabidralph
    When American Sniper went into wide release, I promised to get a thread going, after a few weeks, so that FReepers could have a discussion about the movie, Hollywood, the effect of the story on us as veterans and civilians and whatever else. I hope that most of FR has had a chance to see it. There will probably be spoilers in this discussion.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald’s original casket is not for sale, judge rules

    01/31/2015 9:18:19 AM PST · by windcliff · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-31-15 | Peter Holley
    A Fort Worth funeral home is being forced to return a coffin that held the body of Lee Harvey Oswald to his brother after attempting to sell it for $87,468, according to news reports. By concealing the coffin’s existence from Oswald’s family members and later offering it for sale, Allen S. Baumgardner Sr., the owner of Baumgardner Funeral Home, engaged “wrongful and wanton and malicious conduct” Judge Donald J. Cosby of the District Court in Fort Worth ruled, according to the New York Times. Oswald was originally buried in the pine bluff casket after killing President John F. Kennedy on...
  • On this day.

    01/31/2015 9:16:23 AM PST · by LouAvul · 1 replies
    In 1606, Guy Fawkes convicted of treason for his part in the "Gunpowder Plot" against the English Parliament and King James I, was executed. And, in 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Gold Reserve Act.
  • Officials say touchdown by Patriots T Nate Solder came on illegal play (NE v Indy)

    01/31/2015 7:56:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 154 replies
    sporting news ^ | 01.30.15
    Deflate-gate isn't even behind us and already the Patriots are under more scrutiny. The touchdown New England tackle Nate Solder scored in the AFC Championship game apparently came on an illegal play, according to a The Boston Globe.
  • Saudi Preacher .. Released After Raping and Killing Daughter Because he 'Doubted her Virginity'

    01/31/2015 5:59:50 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 31 replies
    ibtimes.co.uk ^ | March 10, 2014 | By Ludovica Iaccino
    Saudi Preacher Fayhan al-Ghamdi Released After Raping and Killing Daughter Because he 'Doubted her Virginity' A Saudi preacher accused of raping, torturing and killing his five-year-old daughter, has reportedly been released from custody after agreeing to pay "blood money". Fayhan al-Ghamdi was sentenced to eight years in prison and 800 lashes in 2013. The court also ordered al-Ghamdi to pay his ex-wife, the girl's mother, one million riyals ($270,000) in "blood money". According to some reports, al-Ghamdi had suspected his daughter had lost her virginity and had tortured her accordingly. Al-Ghamdi's daughter Lama suffered multiple injuries including a crushed skull,...
  • Bruce Jenner Is 'Transitioning into a Woman,' Source Confirms to PEOPLE

    01/30/2015 10:45:48 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 151 replies
    People ^ | 1/30/2015 | AILI NAHAS
    His changing look has been a much-buzzed-about topic for months, and now PEOPLE has confirmed that Bruce Jenner has been quietly making a very personal change. The former Olympian will soon be living life as female. "Bruce is transitioning to a woman," says a source close to the family. "He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he's doing. He's in such a great space. That's why it's the perfect time to do something like this." And according to a different Jenner insider, the 65-year-old reality star is filming his momentous journey, to be shared with viewers...
  • A pervert and a coward

    01/30/2015 9:16:07 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 19 replies
    01-30-2015 | Me
    Is it me or do these two slobs have similarities? Of course, the coward is Michael Moore. The other slob is the ex Bay Area lib talk show host. He was convicted of online child porn distribution and just finished serving a 6-yr sentence. Is it me or can these 2 lowlifes pass for brothers?
  • DJ's Prank: (Lookalike for) Chris Christie Falls Off Chair on his Butt in (Set-up) Embarrassing Vide

    01/30/2015 8:22:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies
    New Jersey 94WIP's Angelo Cataldi youtube ^ | June 2014 | Morning Talk Show Host Angelo Cataldi
  • Tiger Woods Shoots Career-Worst 82 At Phoenix Open

    01/30/2015 6:00:43 PM PST · by zeestephen · 63 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 30 January 2015 | Mike Tulumello
    Tiger Woods, his game sliding from bad to worse, shot a 11-over-par 82 Friday and failed to make the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The 82 was his worst score as a professional.
  • The Past Six Years Have Been Really, Really Hard For This Country." Caption this Pic!

    01/30/2015 4:23:33 PM PST · by SgtBob · 49 replies
    CNN, Weekly Standard ^ | 1/30/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Have at it FReepers!
  • Michelle Obama gives 'American Sniper' two thumbs up

    01/30/2015 4:05:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    usatoday | Jan. 30, 2015 | Ann Oldenburg
    Linky only.
  • Chicago: A Great City?

    01/30/2015 3:05:53 PM PST · by yetidog · 73 replies
    January 30,2014 | Vanity
    Is Chicago a great city? What makes it different?
  • Pair of Ice Climbers Are First to Ascend Frozen Niagara Falls

    01/30/2015 2:29:28 PM PST · by windcliff · 32 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 1-29-15 | Mark Synnott
    Nine daredevils have gone over Niagara Falls in barrels and lived to tell the tale. This week, ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken became the first to reverse the trip. The pair became the first to ascend the world-famous falls on Tuesday, following a 30-foot-wide (9-meter) strip of rotten spray ice that formed along the left edge of Horseshoe Falls, which rises up 150 feet (46 meters) as it straddles the border between the United States and Canada. Horseshoe Falls is the largest of Niagara's three major sections, or cataracts, and is considered the most powerful waterfall in the...
  • 1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine - Jay Leno's Garage

    01/30/2015 1:44:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | Sep 13, 2013 | Jay Leno's Garage
    1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine. Lovingly restored by Jay's friend Orman Rawlings, this 104-year-old steam-powered vehicle weighs 13 tons and clocks about 4 mph. If you need traction for your more rugged outdoor projects, this engine recently hauled a 55,000-pound sled!
  • How well do you know the fake presidents?

    01/30/2015 10:47:39 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 1-30-15 | Clint Davis
    Match the fictional POTUS with their movie/TV show
  • MRI Mishap Said to Cause Woman's Suicide

    01/30/2015 10:39:40 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 1-30-2015 | DAN MCCUE 
    A Georgia woman's suicide was the direct result of permanent and painful injuries she sustained after being thrown against an MRI machine in a medical diagnostic center, a wrongful death lawsuit claims.      In a complaint filed in the Fulton County Superior Court, Whitney Reid says his wife Laurie was referred to defendant OMI Diagnostics of Georgia by her doctor in relation to an orthopedic condition that was causing her considerable pain.      On the day of her visit to the facility's Lake Hearn, Ga. office, Laurie Reid was very tired and had considerable trouble walking and even moving about due to...
  • Citing Gender Discrimination, University Bans ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ Salutations

    01/30/2015 10:21:31 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1-30-2015
    The City University of New York wants employees at its graduate center to stop using the salutations “Mr.,” “Mrs.” and “Ms.,” sparking a heated debate about gender discrimination and political correctness. This morning on “Fox and Friends,” Campus Reform reporter Gabriella Morrongiello, a contributor to The Daily Signal and graduate of The Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program, shared the latest details on the saga.
  • Selling A Stamp Collection

    01/30/2015 9:47:40 AM PST · by kjam22 · 107 replies
    VANITY | 1-30-2015 | kjam22
    I've inherited this good size stamp collection, and I'm trying to figure out what its worth and how to sell it without getting taken to the cleaners. Do any freepers have any experience with this sort of stuff?
  • Pentagon Officials Opened Back-Channels with Qaddafi Regime to Slow Clinton Push into War

    01/30/2015 6:38:42 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    town hall ^ | 1-29-2015
    Pentagon officials were so concerned with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's push in 2011 to back Libyan rebels against Muammar Qaddafi that they opened their own back-channels with Qaddafi to try and prevent the U.S. from entering the civil war, according to a report that cited newly uncovered audio tapes.
  • Dozens Recovering from Mexico City Hospital Blast

    01/30/2015 6:28:16 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    cbn ^ | 1-30-2015
    More than 70 victims are recovering from their injuries after a massive explosion destroyed most of a maternity hospital in Mexico City Thursday. At least one adult and two babies were killed, and several more victims were left in critical condition due to the disaster caused by a powerful gas explosion. The blast collapsed about three-fourths of the hospital, and firefighters and emergency crews raced through rubble as nurses and moms carried crying infants from the wreckage. Operation Blessing was on the scene of the tragedy within moments to offer aid. An Operation Blessing worker lives in the neighborhood, and...
  • Ultrasounds Are Rape Now, Declares Women’s Studies Professor [VIDEO]

    01/30/2015 6:16:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 01/29/2015 | Eric Owens
    A University of South Florida professor has declared that the practice of using imaging technology to show a fetus in a mother’s womb is rape. The professor, Diane Price Herndl, made the proclamation at a pro-abortion rally event on Saturday in Tampa, Campus Reform reports. Herndl, the chairwoman of the women’s and gender studies department at USF, was the headline speaker at the event, which was called “Roe on the Rocks: Celebrate Choices.” “We require in various states to do trans-vaginal ultrasounds before abortion, which by every state law, the involuntary introduction of an object into a woman’s vagina is...
  • Boy Scouts settle sex abuse case, sealing years of ‘perversion’ files

    01/30/2015 5:58:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Associated Press
    The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years’ worth of “perversion” files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public. The announcement of the settlement in the Santa Barbara case came after three days of trial. The terms were confidential at the Boy Scouts’ request, said Tim Hale, the plaintiff’s attorney. “I can’t go into details about the number, but it was a great result,” Hale said. Hale had won the right to use the “perversion”...
  • Gas Stations Urged To Secure Internet-Exposed Fuel Tank Devices

    01/30/2015 1:18:58 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Dark Reading ^ | 1-26-2015 | Kelly Jackson Higgins
    Some 5,800 automated tank gauges, which monitor for fuel leaks and other problems with the tanks as well as fuel levels, recently were found sitting wide open on the Internet without password protection, leaving more than 5,000 gas stations in the US vulnerable to attackers who could remotely alter the alarm thresholds to simulate a leak, disrupt the fuel tank operations, and worst-case, wreak havoc by shutting down the gas stations altogether, researchers say. Rapid 7 chief research officer HD Moore says his team scanned for the vulnerable devices after getting a heads up from Jack Chadowitz, president and CEO...
  • Students told to lower pants for poop inspection, parents outraged

    01/30/2015 12:28:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    myfox.com ^ | January 28, 2015, | staff
    GUSTINE, Texas — A group of students at an elementary school in Texas were apparently asked to lower their pants for a poop inspection on Monday. School educators told two dozen students they were regularly finding feces on the gym floor. The students were then separated into groups of boys and girls and ordered to “pull down their pants” so administrators could “check if they could find anything.” Maria Medina, whose 11-year-old daughter was searched, said her daughter’s privacy was violated. She told WFAA the teachers involved should be fired.
  • Pro-choice book to teens: keeping your abortion secret may be a positive experience

    01/30/2015 12:07:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    K Kaufmann wrote a book called The Abortion Resource Handbook, which is meant to guide women through their abortion decisions. It is aimed specifically toward women considering abortion. To put it mildly, the book takes a pro-choice position. In one passage, the author encourages teens not to tell their parents: However sad or angry you feel right now, keep in mind that not involving a parent is often a sign of maturity – that you are able to make and take responsibility for your own decisions. Keeping the pregnancy and abortion a secret may even turn out to be a...
  • ALERT: “Communist Party USA” Leader Drops Bombshell About the Democrat Party

    01/29/2015 8:18:42 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Sunday, January 25th, 2015
    Remember those Thanksgiving dinners when your slightly unhinged uncle would have one too many glasses of wine and start loudly declaring that the Democratic Party was the tool of the communists, until even the dyed-in-the-wool Republicans were walking out of the dining room? Well, as it turns out, your uncle wasn’t all that far off. At least not according to the chairman of the Communist Party USA, who claims that the Democratic Party is just another tool for the struggle of the proletariat and their Macbook-clad supporters. Che! In an article titled, “A radical third party? I agree!” CPUSA chairman...
  • Abortion proponents in uproar over pro-life handcuff mailer

    01/29/2015 7:40:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jan.29, 2015 | Jill Stanek
    The abortion lobby has taken note of Pro-Life Action League’s mailer project and doesn’t like it. On January 22, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, the League sent a mailer to every abortion clinic in the U.S. Inside was a pair of plastic handcuffs, a photo of Oklahoma City abortionist Naresh Patel being arrested last month, and a note asking, “Could you be next?” The note encouraged abortion workers to get out of the business for their own good and included PLAL’s Eric Scheidler’s personal cell phone number. The list of abortionists and workers who...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! January 30, 2015

    01/29/2015 6:13:51 PM PST · by GregB · 10 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air - and all indications are that they will be, very soon! As we wait, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Hillary Going Into Hiding.What If Come May/June She Is Fifteen Points Behind Walker & Cruz?

    01/29/2015 4:05:37 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 44 replies
    So Hillary Clinton needs a vacation from being asked tough and embarrassing questions from the press. And she is in no hurry to make her announcement, maybe not till July. But in the meantime the heavyweights in the GOP race are already in full swing drawing record crowds in Ohio,Wisconsin,Florida,Colorado,etc. The states they need to take victory in 2016. Plenty of time to expose the truths about Bill & Hillary right thru July.Then during this time, all polls have both Cruz and Walker ahead in all crucial purple states by ten to fifteen points. "Then What Will Hillary Do ?"...
  • Canada lottery 'winner' missed jackpot by seven seconds

    01/29/2015 1:56:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 29 January 2015 | bbc.
    Canada's Supreme Court has said it will not hear the appeal of a Quebec man who missed a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot by seven seconds. Joel Ifergan bought two tickets for the weekly lottery draw in 2008, but the second ticket with the winning numbers printed just after the deadline.
  • Is Yahoo really worth less than zero dollars?

    01/29/2015 12:34:00 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    cnbc ^ | 1-29-2015
    Here's how the math works: On Tuesday night, Yahoo's stake in Yahoo Japan was worth about $7 per share, its net cash was worth about $6 per share and the Alibaba stake was worth about $41.50 per share. With the stock trading at $51, the core business was worth negative $3.50 per share. Applying updated share prices for Yahoo and Alibaba, core Yahoo has swung to a valuation of negative $6.30 per share. (Core Yahoo's value looks slightly higher if you assume a discount on the value of the Alibaba and Yahoo Japan stakes to account for how they might...
  • Sociologists: 'Christianophobia,' Anti-Christian Hostility Infects Powerful Elite Subculture

    01/29/2015 11:58:21 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | january 29, 2015 | napp nazworth
    A small, but elite group of Americans demonstrate signs of anti-Christian hostility, sociologists David Williamson and George Yancey claim in their new book, So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? In an email interview with The Christian Post, Yancey, professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, explained that Christians are fortunate in one sense, because those with anti-Christian hostility are small in number; but in another sense, they should be concerned, because those with "Christianophobia" tend to be powerful elites with influence in certain important areas, such as higher education. The data for...
  • Icebergs 'have sound signature'

    01/29/2015 9:56:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/29/15 | Rebecca Morelle
    Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, scientists report. Researchers in Poland, the UK and US have found different types of icebergs have their own acoustic signature as they calve away from the ice. Monitoring this could help to determine how much ice is being lost and the effect this could have on global sea level rise. The findings are reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Oskar Glowacki, from the Institute of Geophysics at the Polish Academy of Sciences, said: "Using acoustics, we can get very accurate data and we can collect this data...
  • Dog diagnosed with cancer and put down - just one month after being saved from dead owner's plan...

    01/29/2015 6:00:43 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 23 replies
    AP/Daily Mail ^ | 11/27/15 | Associated Press and MailOnline Reporter
    (title continued)....to bury the animal with her" Connie Ley of Aurora, Indiana stipulated in her will that Bela either go to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary or die along with her Bela was rescued by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary of southern Utah after staff drove 1,700 miles to pick him up He was euthanized after vets discovered a fat-growing cancer in his lungs