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  • China Has Given More Than $40 Billion in Continued Aid to Venezuela

    07/23/2014 11:12:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    wsj ^ | 7-24-2014 | KEJAL VYAS
    China Has Given More Than $40 Billion in Loans Since 2008 in Exchange for Oil. Mr. Xi and his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolás Maduro, signed more than a dozen financial and bilateral cooperation agreements, including a renewal of a joint development fund in which China will contribute $4 billion that Venezuela will repay with an additional 100,000 barrels a day in crude. "Everything we do with China is for the happiness of our people," Mr. Maduro said during a televised signing ceremony on Monday. Venezuela exports more than 500,000 barrels of oil a day to China, with nearly half of it...
  • UN human development report faults inequality

    07/23/2014 10:30:35 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    wcbd 2 ^ | 7-24-2014 | ELAINE KURTENBACH
    Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human development report. With nearly a third of humanity poor or vulnerable to poverty, governments need to put a higher priority on creating jobs and providing basic social services, the United Nations Development Program said in the report, launched in Tokyo. It warned that improvements in longevity, education and income, which are the three main...
  • Woman Hospitalized After Botched Three-Day-Long Abortion on Her 20-Week-Old Baby

    07/23/2014 7:38:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    The OC Weekly has reported that a woman who was under arrest was taken for late term abortion at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) abortion clinic in Long Beach. Following her visit to FPA for the 20 week abortion the prisoner suffered an incomplete abortion and had to be hospitalized. The botched procedure was performed in 2012 but is only coming to light after the Orange County District Attorney’s Office published their investigative report on the death of the fetus. From the story: On March 13, 2012, Huntington Beach police arrested a woman identified in the report as...
  • Jews In Israel Under Assault.No Angry Responses From Wasserman,Schumer&The Rest?

    07/23/2014 4:57:26 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 9 replies
    Israel at war with Hamas. Endless rockets hitting/taking out targets,injuring&killing innocent individuals in Israel.So why aren't the Jewish Liberal Leaders showing any outrage towards the Democrat Run White House? You would think that by this point we would have had a Hashtag,"Wasserman.Stop Bombing My People"conversation by now.But when they are in dire straights in Nigeria,Michelle is right on the case!So where are the likes of Bernie Sanders,Steve Israel,Chuck U.Schumer and Anthony Weiner during these weeks of attacks on the nation they so dearly care for?Maybe Jewish Democrat Leaders are selfish,and see put their party first?and just ignore those dying/suffering in...
  • Rural vs Urban Survival

    07/23/2014 3:54:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 7/22/14 | Selco
    What you have with you is what you gonna have for some time if you find yourself in urban survival scenario. If you have stored food and water most probably you can count on that only for some time, before situation changes or you manage to find some more supplies. There are ways to obtain resources at the beginning of SHTF in the chaos, but it is not like in the movies, and you can count on the fact that mostly you will be late for these events and more organized units such as local gangs control who gets what...
  • Pat Condell Takes on Hamas vs Jews in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:05:53 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 20 2014 | Pat Condell
    Pat Condell Takes on Hamas vs Jews in Gaza
  • Freep a poll! (Should the Obamacare law be enforced as written?)

    07/23/2014 1:51:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    http://www.headlineoftheday.com/ ^ | 7-23-14 | Headline of the day
    Should the Obamacare law be enforced as written? No, the IRS is allowed to change it. I don't know. Yes, and let the chips fall where they may.
  • This Grandfather Allegedly Cured Liver Cancer With Homemade Cannabis Oil

    07/23/2014 11:37:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 53 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 7-13-2014 | Lizette Borreli
    Mike Cutler, a 63-year-old grandfather, allegedly killed his cancer cells with homemade cannabis oil, after receiving his second liver cancer diagnosis in five years. The cancer survivor was first diagnosed with liver cancer in 2009 after he blacked out at work, after which he then received an organ transplant in November of that year. However, last year, his health took a turn for the worst when he found out new cancerous cells were attacking his new organ. A liver transplant and a second cancer diagnosis later, Cutler decided to buy marijuana from a dealer and make his tablets from the...
  • Clarence Page: Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality

    07/23/2014 10:21:14 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 7-23-2014 | CLARENCE PAGE
    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, N.C., Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse. Eaton is black. The three men testing her were white. The time was the early 1940s, when trying to vote was difficult and even dangerous for African-Americans. Contrived "literacy tests" were one of the milder obstacles that were deployed to suppress the black vote in the South. Now 93, Eaton is back in court. This summer she is the lead plaintiff...
  • Boehner in Squeeze Between Ohio Exporters, Republican Ex-Im Foes

    07/23/2014 10:02:42 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7-23-2014
    The 80-year-old bank founded during the New Deal helps foreign companies buy U.S. goods by guaranteeing loans and providing other financing. The bank last year backed $37.4 billion in exports, and says it has returned a profit to the Treasury of more than $3.4 billion since 2005. Ohio manufacturers are top users of Ex-Im Bank financing. From 2007 to 2014, Ohio ranked sixth for exporters who have used the bank to help finance their overseas sales, with 253 Buckeye State businesses making use of its services to support $2 billion in exports, according to data from the bank.
  • Former Gov. Sarah Palin weighs in on Alaska's current oil tax debate

    07/23/2014 7:07:00 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    Alaska Dispach News ^ | July 22, 2014 | Laurel Andrews
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said in a phone interview with Alaska Dispatch News on Tuesday that she plans to speak out against oil company-funded efforts to maintain the oil tax structure put in place in January. “I don’t want Alaskans to be deceived,” she said.
  • ‘There’s a Chance I Could Run’ for President Again by Eddie Scarry | 8:28 am, July 23rd, 2014

    07/23/2014 5:57:07 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7-23-2014 | Eddie Scarry
    Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) may be down but she wants everyone to know she’s not out. “The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running (in 2016),” Bachmann said in a new interview with Real Clear Politics. “They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run.” Politics watchers will recall Bachmann’s first failed run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. After winning the not-that-significant Iowa Ames Straw Poll in 2011, she enjoyed a brief...
  • Movie In The Works About J.R.R. Tolkien And C.S. Lewis – Together!

    07/23/2014 4:09:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Narnia meets The Lord of the Rings in a new movie project slated for release next spring. Tolkien & Lewis will delve into the historical relationship between two of the greatest epic fantasy writers of all time: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. ADVERTISEMENT Hard-core fantasy fans know that Lewis and Tolkien were friends and colleagues, but the average movie-goer may not even realize that the two authors were connected at all, though their best-known works have become blockbuster Hollywood movies. Indeed, there is much exciting history between the two legendary British authors, and each heavily influenced the other. According to...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    07/23/2014 3:22:16 AM PDT · by sneakers · 12 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Snowden revelations: NSA spied on prominent U.S. Muslims (Article Translated From German)

    07/22/2014 10:45:43 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Qantara.de ^ | 7-17-2014
    Nihad Awad is a born in Jordan Palestinian living in the U.S. for more than two decades. He is co-founder and CEO of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), one of the largest Muslim civil rights organizations in the United States. He was an advisor to Al Gore and met Presidents Bush and Clinton as well as several U.S. Secretary of State. His e-mails were monitored from 2006 to 2008. "As a citizen I am beside myself that the government spies on activists. Though we have done so much for society in this country, we are still suspected." Awad believed...
  • My Turn: Don’t fall into trap set by Free Staters

    07/22/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 14 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 7-19-14" | Matt Murray
    We are well into the 2014 election season, and there’s a lot at stake. Not just control of the U.S. Senate, as newly minted New Hampshire resident Scott Brown ignores his GOP primary opponents in his rush to target incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Not just the perversity quotient of the U.S. House, as primary voters sort through which candidates – representing which wing of the Republican Party? – will challenge Democratic incumbents Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter. Not just the balance of power in the New Hampshire General Court, as we’re still trying to forget – or at least recover...
  • Caught speeding in Alaskan hometown, Sarah Palin answers: ‘I wasn’t speeding, I was qualifying’

    07/22/2014 6:59:58 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 61 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | July 22, 2014 - 7:15pm | The Times-Union
    TMZ first reported the incident and she told them "I wasn't speeding, I was qualifying," according to the website.... Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/2014-07-22/story/caught-speeding-alaskan-hometown-sarah-palin-answers-i-wasn-t-speeding-i-was#ixzz38Fjr2xDT
  • Have You Started Getting Ready for Hard Times

    07/22/2014 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 118 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 7/22/14 | LS
    When Paul Revere’s alarm, “The Redcoats are coming!”, was sounded through the countryside centuries ago, it was made to people who were prepared to meet a challenge. Whether the coming challenge in our present day is one of economics or something else, will you be prepared to respond when the alarm is sounded? Here are some ideas you should consider as you get started in your preparations for whatever hard times might await:
  • Sexist or helpful? Chinese women drivers get big, pink parking spaces

    07/22/2014 4:18:10 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-22-2014 | Nadine Kalinauskas
    It's 2014. We should be well beyond the "women can't drive" sexism. But at one Chinese shopping mall, this clearly isn't the case. At the Dashijiedaduhui — or "World Metropolis" — centre in the northern port city of Dalian, there are now parking spaces designated for women outside its main entrance. Marked in pink and about 30 cm wider than the average parking spots, signs above them read: "Respectfully reserved for women." "We just wanted to make things easier for women, who make up most of our customers," said mall manager Yang Hongjun, a woman herself.
  • The 65M People Who Voted For Obama,Was It Worth All Of The Chaos,Scandals,Horrific Attacks?

    07/22/2014 3:55:20 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 73 replies
    But I Voted For Obama For "Free Stuff",And I Am Entitled!.So how do these 65.9 Americans feel now that they are indirectly responsible for the horrific events of the last 2 or 3 weeks?,Was the free-stuff worth watching thousands of children suffering and dying trying to cross the border?,Was voting for a liberal worth what happened in the Ukraine along with god knows how many innocent people have died in the mid-east?And now here we are 5.5 years into the Obama Administration and thanks to these 65 Million"Selfish/Greedy" Americans, we are beyond a Nation In Fear!And to think we were...
  • Californians Will Be Asked in November Ballot Whether They Want to Overturn Citizens United

    07/22/2014 3:51:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 7-22-2014 | Rebecca S. Myles
    California voters will have a chance in the November elections to vote on a ballot measure asking them if Congress should amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Governor of California signed into law Senate Bill 1272 on July 16 -- the Overturn Citizens United Act -- to put the advisory question on the November 2014 ballot. The group behind the initiative is Money Out Voters In, who were supported by Common Cause. Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to accountable government in the public interest. "This is a great day for...
  • George Harrison tree is felled by beetles

    07/22/2014 3:12:11 PM PDT · by dware · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07.22.2014 | Reuters
    A tree planted in memorial to late Beatles guitarist George Harrison following his death in Los Angeles in 2001 has been killed by bark beetles amid California's epic drought, a local official said on Tuesday.
  • Bill’s secret ‘mistress,’ the ‘Energizer’

    07/22/2014 2:30:40 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    pagesix.com/ ^ | 7/2//14 | Richard Johnson
    Bill’s secret ‘mistress,’ the ‘Energizer’ By Richard Johnson Bill Clinton reportedly has a buxom blond mistress who visits so often when Hillary Clinton isn’t home in Chappaqua that the former president’s Secret Service detail have given her an unofficial code name: Energizer. This is according to Ronald Kessler in “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” due Aug. 5 from Crown Forum. Kessler is no stranger to the controversies surrounding the Secret Service. He broke the story that Secret Service agents protecting President Obama in Cartagena, Colombia, hired prostitutes, and put the president in...
  • Adult Swim's 'Black Jesus' Comedy Offends Christians With Pot-Smoking, Beer-Drinking Jesus

    07/22/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT · by equalator · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7-22-2014 | Katherine Weber
    The new "Black Jesus" comedy has some protesting the depiction of Jesus as a marijuana-smoking, beer-drinking character in the show. Paul Scott, a self-proclaimed minister of the Messianic Afrikan Nation, has called for a boycott of the upcoming comedy, arguing that it "[makes] a mockery of the concept of a Black Messiah." ADVERTISEMENT According to his blog, the North Carolina-based minister argues that "the show does a disservice to the Black leaders and theologians who have dedicated their lives to advancing a Black Liberation Theology," adding that he believes "the Black community needs to see a proper image of a...
  • George Harrison memorial tree killed by... beetles

    07/22/2014 9:44:16 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    USA Today ^ | 7/22/14 | USA Today/LA Times
    USA Today. No excerpts. Just title and link. http://www.kare11.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/07/22/george-harrison-memorial-tree-killed-by-beetles/12985001/
  • It's My Birthday!!!

    07/22/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 42 replies
    The Wayback Machine ^ | 7/22/2014 | FP
    Signed up July 22, 1999. Please help me celebrate and take look at the linked postAt the time, it was the second longest thread on FR. The longest was Arthur McGowan's "Please Don't Ping Me." It had 1100 replies. So click the link to see some old friends, many are still here. Unfortunately some have passed on or passed out.
  • Is We're the Millers perhaps the funniest film ever made?

    07/22/2014 8:27:28 AM PDT · by mylife · 103 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/22/14 | youtube
    I know this is a movie about bad behavior but it seems to redeem bad actors. I heehawed my but off. What do you all think of the film?
  • 97-year-old ukulele player evicted from retirement home

    07/22/2014 7:42:43 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 25 replies
    ktvu.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rob Roth
    97-year-old ukulele player evicted from retirement home By Rob Roth KTVU.com NAPA, Calif. — Ninety-seven-year-old Jim Farrell likes to sing and play his ukulele. He says he's a veteran of three wars. But most recently he’s found himself homeless. He had been living independently at the Redwood Retirement Residence in Napa, until eleven days ago, when he was ordered to leave. He says he was told he wasn't keeping his room clean enough. So when the residence charged him a $1500 cleaning bill, Farrell says he couldn't afford the next month's rent. He had to go. "Absolutely devastating. Devastating. Horrible,"...
  • Ben Carson Wins Western Conservative Straw Poll (Cruz, Palin, #2 and #3)

    07/22/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/21/2014 | Melissa Clyne
    Ben Carson was the top vote-getter in a 2016 presidential straw poll at the weekend’s Western Conservative Summit in Denver, The Denver Post reported. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Carson-2016-straw-poll/2014/07/21/id/583821#ixzz38CmSgI00 Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/22/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 20 2014 | Todd Beamon and Elliot Jager
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday said that to resurrect America's greatness it was necessary to revive the economy, defend the Constitution, and restore America's place in the world arena. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ted-cruz-poor-gop-western-conservative/2014/07/20/id/583716#ixzz38Cbu8mbS Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives (All White Males-Must See)

    07/21/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT · by equalator · 52 replies
    I find it interesting that all of Texas' Most Wanted criminals are categorized as "White." Gotta boost those crime numbers!
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    07/22/2014 2:55:37 AM PDT · by sneakers · 10 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Harvard Students Invent Cake From a Spray Can

    07/21/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 49 replies
    Newser ^ | July 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    For two Harvard University undergrads, what began as "an excuse to eat a lot of cake" may turn into the invention of a lifetime. John McCallum, a 20-year-old from Louisiana, was daydreaming about cake his freshman year during his “Science of Cooking” class when he happened to see someone spraying whipped cream and thought to himself, why not spray cake? Is that possible? He and his girlfriend and fellow student Brooke Nowakowski went on to prove that it is, winning first place and $10,000 in the 2014 Harvard Innovation challenge, reports ABC News. Their "Spray Cake" involves spraying cake batter...
  • Bill’s secret mistress, the ‘Energizer’

    07/21/2014 6:56:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    New York Post Page Six ^ | 7/21/2014 | Richard Johnson
    Bill Clinton reportedly has a buxom blond mistress who visits so often when Hillary Clinton isn’t home in Chappaqua that the former president’s Secret Service detail have given her an unofficial code name: Energizer. This is according to Ronald Kessler in “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” due Aug. 5 from Crown Forum. Kessler is no stranger to the controversies surrounding the Secret Service. He broke the story that Secret Service agents protecting President Obama in Cartagena, Colombia, hired prostitutes, and put the president in jeopardy.
  • The Reality of Survival: “Forget Good Guys and Bad Guys… The Prepared Guys Win”

    07/21/2014 4:07:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/21/14 | Selco
    TV news and internet are covered with headlines like “shocking, captured Iraqis beheaded” or “they are killing everyone on their way” and “prisoners executed” and similar. And folks who watch and comment on the news and videos who still live in a “normal” world without this kind of crazyiness going on, are shocked of course. First comments are that those people and groups who are doing that are animals and they need to be “bombed to stone age”, or “they are not deserving better anyway” and then goes “they are all same there, let them kill each other” and similar....
  • Kanye West Says Kim Kardashian is His “Dinosaur” (read note in reply #1)

    07/21/2014 1:46:55 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 37 replies
    Yahoo! Celebrity ^ | 7/21/2014 | By Vanity Fair
    Kanye West's interview with GQ's Zach Baron is riveting and delightful from beginning to end, and is really worth reading the whole way through. SNIP "Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur." (The "dinosaur," if it wasn't clear, is Kim.)
  • The day my kid found hardcore porn on his iPhone

    07/21/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 167 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Abby Moore
    I never thought it would happen to me. I’m technologically savvy, hyper-vigilant about parental controls, and frequently check the search and browser histories of my kids’ electronic devices. As a writer for LSN, I’m more aware than most people of the filth that’s out there and the harmful effects it can have on a developing brain (not to mention a developing soul). So that’s why I was surprised and heartbroken the day I discovered my ten-year-old son had been watching hardcore pornography on his iPhone. It was the first day of final exams. At the bus stop that morning, my...
  • The first female ever to advance to the American Ninja Warrior finals (video)

    07/21/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-19-2014 | wimp.com
    24-year-old gymnast Kacy Catanzaro makes history by becoming the first female ever to qualify for the "American Ninja Warrior" national finals. After becoming a celebrity overnight, she hopes to use her newfound fame to encourage young people to get fit.
  • Boy living with mom and grandparents was starved and looked like ‘Holocaust victim’: detective

    07/21/2014 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    ny daily news ^ | Doyle Murphy
    The boy ate bugs to survive. Beaten and starved, the 7-year-old from Greenville, Pa., was tortured nearly to death by his mother and grandparents until a woman walking her dog by their house saw what looked like a living “human skeleton” and told authorities, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. “He looked like a Holocaust victim,” Mercer County Detective John J. Piatek told the Tribune-Review. “He had been beaten with a belt every time he tried to get food. He had three abscessed teeth and weighed 20 pounds when he was taken to Children's Hospital. The starvation could have killed him. The...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz to Spend $3 Million to Elect Wendy Davis

    07/21/2014 8:58:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The political arm of the Planned Parenthood abortion business says it will spend as much as $3 million in Texas to elect pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and other pro-abortion candidates. Cecile Richards, the president of America’s biggest abortion corporation was in the Lone State State to push her plan. Cecile Richards, president of the national advocacy group Planned Parenthood Votes, said the effort aims to draw differences between Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott, the state attorney general, in the campaign for governor. wendydavis12“When women have a chance to know the difference between candidates, they won’t vote for...
  • Katy Perry Mistakenly Tweets That 100 UNICEF Workers Died On MH17 Malaysian Airlines Fligh

    07/21/2014 8:08:51 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    Entertainment Wise ^ | 7-21-14 | Rebecca Merriman
    KATY PERRY @katyperry So INCREDIBLY sad to hear that there were 100 volunters for UNICEF on flight #MN17 Sending our prayers to all of the families affected :( UNCIEF have assured the public that no employees or volunteers for the world organisation were onboard the MH17, Malaysian Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week after Katy Perry, an ambassador for the company, tweeted that 100 volunteers had died in the accident. ** snip ** With 54 million followers, more than any other Twitter user, Perry's tweet obviously caused confusion and for many, probably panic. It's unclear where...
  • Casey Kasem's Body Is Missing, Daughter Says

    07/21/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/21/2014 | MICHAEL ROTHMAN
    The late Casey Kasem's body is missing, more than a month after the radio icon's death, according to his daughter. A spokesperson for Kerri Kasem confirmed to ABC News that the legend's adult children have yet to see his body. Kasem died on June 15 at 82 years old after suffering from a form of dementia. An autopsy has also not been performed yet, the family said. Jean Kasem denied to ABC News that his body is missing. Jean Kasem, the radio personality's second wife, had been embroiled in a conflict with his children from a previous marriage over her...
  • Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy

    07/21/2014 5:37:47 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 7-16-2014 | Catherine Brahic
    Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere. STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein's monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these "electric bacteria" are very real and are popping up all over the place.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Monday, July 21, 2014

    07/21/2014 3:18:20 AM PDT · by sneakers · 21 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • I talked her into getting an abortion. And then I ran into her at the store.

    07/20/2014 11:28:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Abby Johnson
    I used to have a standard line that I would ask people if I thought I recognized them. “Do I look familiar to you?” I would ask. I used to ask that question at least once a week, but I haven’t asked anyone that in at least four years. Four years ago, I saw a woman in a store and I knew that I recognized her. I could tell that she recognized me, too, because every time we would pass each other she would give me a little smile. Finally, I just asked, “Do I look familiar to you?” She...
  • Iraq suicide bomber was Australian teenager

    07/20/2014 11:00:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    NVO News ^ | 7-21-2014
    Canberra, July 21 (IANS) A suicide bomber, who attacked Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad last week, was identified as an 18-year-old Australian, authorities said Monday. The attack occurred Thursday, near a Shia mosque in the main market of Shorja area, Xinhua reported. The Islamic State, formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), named the teenager, Abu Bakr al-Australi. According to officials, the teenager from Melbourne is the second Australian suicide bomber in Iraq.
  • Kerry: ‘Quieter’ North Korea Shows U.S. Making Progress

    07/20/2014 10:33:45 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    wsj blogs ^ | 7-21-2014 | ALASTAIR GALE
    Does a “quieter” North Korea represent progress in dealing with the rogue state’s threat to peace? On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. was “moving forward” with efforts to denuclearize North Korea and pointed to coordination with China, most recently on Mr. Kerry’s visit to Beijing. Speaking on NBC’s Meet the Press, Mr. Kerry also cited a “quieter” North Korea since his previous visit to Beijing in April 2013 as evidence of progress on restraining Pyongyang’s aggression.
  • UPDATE 1-UK financial watchdog has prioritised most serious Libor cases

    07/20/2014 9:50:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-17-2014 | Kirstin Ridley
    LONDON - Britain's financial watchdog said it had prioritised the worst cases of Libor benchmark interest rate fixing, providing a signal that the largest fines for banks' alleged role in the scandal may already have been levied. Ten banks and brokerages have paid around $6 billion to date to settle U.S. and European regulatory allegations that they manipulated rates such as Libor (London interbank offered rate), a benchmark against which around $450 trillion of financial products from derivatives to home loans are priced worldwide. The market has long been braced for similar settlements with Lloyds and Deutsche Bank, which has...
  • Emerging market bond sales hit record high

    07/20/2014 9:24:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 7-21-2014 | Elaine Moore
    Emerging and frontier market countries have borrowed a record amount of money in capital markets in the first half of this year, even as central bankers warn that “debt market euphoria” could be storing up trouble for the future. International sovereign bond sales by emerging markets reached $69.47bn in the first six months of the year, a jump of 54 per cent on the same period in 2013. The increase makes 2014 a record year for emerging market government debt issuance so far, according to data from Thomson Reuters. The figures do not include Chinese government debt, which is not...
  • Yahoo News Pimps for Democrats and Left-Wing Causes

    07/20/2014 9:14:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    July 20, 2014
    Yahoo News is becoming a daily pimp bulletin board for Democrats and all left wing causes. It actively promotes pro-abortion and pro-gay news items and demeans conservatives and religious causes. Of course this is being directed from the top- the Yahoo CEOs and directors who are large campaign donors to the Obamas and GLTB causes. The nerds at Yahoo pick up "news items" from Huffington Post, Slate etc and highlight the positive spin on left wing issues or amplify the negative accounts on conservative policies and religious beliefs. The same goes for AOL etc. What is the conservative response to...