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  • Turn to FOX News and...

    11/25/2014 10:00:21 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 37 replies
    11-25-2014 | Me
    So I turn on FOX News at 8PM PST expecting to see some kind of live coverage from Ferguson, etc and what do they have on? Blow Hard O-Reilly's replay with him preaching his killing this person, killing that person books and porky pig Karl Rove. Biggest news network there is and they can't provide any kind of live coverage throughout the night? Really?
  • Some detained by police as protest escalates on Interstate 35 near downtown Dallas

    11/25/2014 9:33:32 PM PST · by re_nortex · 33 replies
    The Dallas [Commie] Morning Snooze ^ | UPDATE 11 P.M. (11-25-2014) | Staff Reports
    Protesters are winding through downtown Dallas streets after briefly blocking Interstate 35. Police cars continue to accompany the group, which appears to be working its way back to Dallas Police headquarters where the march started earlier after peaceful and prayerful rallies. Fewer than 50 people remain from a group that was once more than 200-people strong.
  • (Vanity audio talk on You Tube) SERIOUSLY?!?! Michael Brownshirt Mobs Threatening Boycott of Black F

    11/25/2014 8:53:49 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 11 replies
    Retailers apparently might not be that upset if "undocumented shoppers" seeking "100% discounts" stay away.
  • Let's Do A Thanksgiving FReepathon and Money Bomb

    11/25/2014 8:04:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    2ndDivisionVet
    If you’re like many in the conservative community, you go to Free Republic to discuss the issues of the day, find out the news and see that you're not alone. Why? Because you know you will receive absolutely the best information, views, strategies and tactics in advancing the cause and nullifying the statist progressive/liberals and their outlandish, un-American plans and actions. And you also know that you’ll be treated like a real person, by other conservatives in a warm, caring, if somewhat challenging environment. Your contributions have helped make Free Republic the leading conservative website that it is. We are...
  • In Seattle, a ‘community ... in pain’ protests Ferguson decision in peace

    11/25/2014 7:51:40 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-25-2014 | Jim Brunner, Jennifer Sullivan and Leah Todd
    Chanting “hands up, don’t shoot,” marchers walked under a police escort, pausing in intersections for bullhorn-amplified speeches as they wound their way through Capitol Hill and into downtown Seattle, ending at the U.S. District Courthouse at Seventh Avenue and Stewart Street. Organizers, including representatives of the Seattle King County NAACP and United Black Christian Clergy, said the march was to demand a federal criminal indictment of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. While the march was peaceful, the rhetoric was fiery, as demonstrators carried signs declaring “Jail Killer Cops” and “America Hates...
  • CNN anchor's comment about smell of marijuana in Ferguson lands him in hot water

    11/25/2014 7:00:25 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 54 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 11-25-2014 | Dwight B. Shepard
    A CNN anchor's comments about the obvious smell of marijuana during the riots last night in Ferguson, Missouri, have landed him in hot water. While describing a scene across the street from the Ferguson Police Department, Lemon was asked by another anchor, Anderson Cooper, to share some of the sights and sounds of the escalating protest, according to USA Today. "Just a couple seconds ago, we heard a gunshot," the newspaper quoted Lemon as saying. "People started running this way and there are a couple police officers in the crowd." "Obviously, there's a smell of marijuana in the air, as...
  • Planned Parenthood Activist’s Ironic Sign: “He Was Planned”

    11/25/2014 6:48:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Sometimes I wonder if I will ever understand the mentality of Planned Parenthood and their supporters. Just knowing that this organization kills children – no matter how many- turns my stomach. Add top that with the knowledge that they support all sorts of promiscuity especially among children and the cards are more than stacked against them. I happened upon a video from Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic uploaded a few years ago which shows pics of people supporting the abortion giant. Well…okay….I guess there are a few people out there that don’t care. Some of the images puzzled me- like –...
  • Why Taser International, Signet Jewelers and Qihoo 360 Are 3 of Today’s Best Stocks

    11/25/2014 6:28:41 PM PST · by Citizen Zed
    investor place ^ | 11-25-2014 | Ethan Roberts
    The maker of stun guns and wearable law enforcement cameras was higher by more than 4% amid news of erupting violence and fire setting overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury failed to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Since August, when the shooting occurred, TASR has received orders for more than 700 body-worn video cameras from various police departments around the country. TASR stock has similarly been on a tear, and is now up a blistering 50% since mid-October.
  • Michael Brown Family Lawyer: 'The Process Is Broken'

    11/25/2014 5:29:45 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    nbc news ^ | 11-25-2014
    The father of Michael Brown appeared at a news conference Tuesday wearing a T-shirt with the slogan, “No Justice No Peace,” but he did not speak about a grand jury decision not to indict the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who shot his son. “He doesn’t want to misspeak because of such emotions that are going through him that will later be held against him,” his lawyer Benjamin Crump said. “This process is broken. The process should be indicted.”
  • Illustrating Chicago Values (244 Teenagers Have Been Shot In Chicago Since Michael Brown Died)

    11/25/2014 3:39:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    Hey Jackass! ^ | 11-25-14 | Hey Jackass!
    November to Date Shot & Killed: 29 Shot & Wounded: 99 Total Shot: 128 Total Homicides: 32 Totals Since Ferguson (Aug 9 – Nov 24) Shot & Killed: 130 Shot & Wounded: 725 Total Shot: 855 Total Homicides: 155
  • 'Cosby' author sorry for omitting assault charges

    11/25/2014 2:25:27 PM PST · by Brother Cracker · 13 replies
    katu ^ | Nov 25, 2014 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) - The author of a new Bill Cosby biography is apologizing for not pursuing allegations that the comedian had drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women. Mark Whitaker, whose "Cosby: His Life and Times" was published in September, tweeted Monday that he was wrong not to "aggressively" look into the charges and promised to address them "at the appropriate time." "If true the stories are shocking and horrible," wrote Whitaker, whose account was confirmed by his publisher, Simon & Schuster. Reports about Cosby have been public knowledge for years, but resurfaced last month after a video of comedian...
  • Johnathan Gentry talks about the looting that is happening in Ferguson, Missouri

    11/25/2014 11:32:38 AM PST · by navysealdad · 11 replies
    Johnathan Gentry talks about the looting that is happening in Ferguson, Missouri over the Michael Brown shooting. Take a few moments and listen to what Gentry has to say.
  • Here’s Why The Check Engine Light Is A Horrible, Terrible Thing

    11/25/2014 11:06:02 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 149 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 24 Nov 2014 | Doug DeMuro
    <p>It happened on Thursday night. I went out to my car. I climbed inside. I turned the key in the ignition. And … nothing. Well, not quite nothing. A failed start. A check engine light. And an ominous warning message that said: TRANSMISSION FAULT: LIMITED GEARS AVAILABLE.</p>
  • Rick Pitino says Louisville didn’t run up the score ...: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’

    11/25/2014 11:02:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 25, 2014 | Bernie Augustine
    Rick Pitino says Louisville didn’t run up the score against Savannah State: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’ Louisville beat Savannah State by 61 points Monday night, 87-26. With five minutes to go in the first half, the No. 6 Cardinals led 29-0 ... “I tried everything. We played four white guys and an Egyptian ..." [coach Rick Pitino]
  • Father reports son to police after finding photos of local women

    11/25/2014 8:16:33 AM PST · by dware · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11.25.2014 | AP via Fox News
    GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio – A central Ohio father has turned his son in to police after discovering the teenager had taken photos of neighborhood women from outside their bedroom windows.
  • Odds on U.S Republican Nominee -- for the punter's.

    11/25/2014 6:40:18 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 25 replies
    Easy Odds ^ | 2014 | Easy Odds
    Odds on U.S GOP 2016 nominee. Date: Uncertain Highlights ======= Jeb Bush 3-1 Rand Paul 5-1 Scott Walker 10-1 Ted Cruz 16-1 Mike Huckabee 28-1 Sarah Palin 33-1
  • Violence Erupts in Ferguson Following Ruling

    11/25/2014 5:23:18 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 11-25-2014
    St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at least a dozen buildings were set on fire, most of them destroyed. He said there were no reports of injuries. At least 29 people were arrested. "Those are businesses that may never come back. So, frankly, I'm heartbroken about that," Belmar said. "Now the good news is we have not fired a shot. As far as I know, we don't have any serious injuries to police officers, they got banged up a little bit with rocks, one lieutenant from the patrol got hit in the head with a glass bottle, but...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! November 25, 2014

    11/25/2014 3:21:13 AM PST · by sneakers · 28 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here since 2008. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air but, whether they do or not, 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!
  • St. Louis Public Radio Uploading Evidence

    11/24/2014 9:01:48 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    We're posting the evidence the grand jury considered that was released by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch. We're working on uploading the evidence as quickly as possible, please check back for updates.
  • Vanity: Who's more angry about thier regularly programming being interrupted?

    11/24/2014 6:27:28 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 33 replies
    Me!
  • Clinic Worker Describes Seeing an Abortion “I Saw Perfectly Formed Fingers and Toes”

    11/24/2014 2:40:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | 11/24/14 | Sarah Terzo
    Former clinic worker Zlata blogs about her time in the abortion industry: I remember assisting, once in particular, in the operating room at the clinic where I had been a medical assistant for six years. I was standing behind the doctor and could see everything as he was performing an abortion on a woman who was 20 – 22 weeks pregnant. (Photo of unborn baby at 20 weeks below right). Late term abortions were usually a two-day process. On the second day the actual abortion was performed. The doctor first removed the laminaria and was then able to reach in...
  • Grand jury reaches decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, announcement planned

    11/24/2014 2:35:23 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-25-2014 | Jason Sickles
    A St. Louis County grand jury has finally reached a decision on whether to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr., officials have announced. "The Grand Jury hearing the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson investigation has reached a decision and it will be announced later today," Edward Magee, a spokesman for the prosecuting attorney said in an email. The exact time of the announcement was not immediately clear. Benjamin Crump, the attorney representing Michael Brown's family, told the Associated Press that the St. Louis prosecutor's office told relatives a decision would be revealed after 5 p.m.
  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:12:22 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 106 replies
    11/24/14 | chickensoup
    I want to buy one of those pad type of computers so I can use the Internet, check my email and perhaps read books on the road. I do not have a smart phone, and do not want one. I will only hook up to wifi and not have a "data package" for the machine. there seem to be several opeating systems. Apple, Google and Microsoft. Apple eeeh. Google? I am not keen about feeding the Beast. I happen to like Microsoft products. Yes I know I am the ONLY Freeper who does, but what the heck? I cannot really...
  • When are we going to get smart?

    11/24/2014 11:34:36 AM PST · by ritpg · 21 replies
    When are we going to realize...
  • Bill Cosby: Why Now?

    11/21/2014 11:32:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    I don't know if Bill Cosby drugged and raped women over the past four decades. No one in the media knows, either–not the ladies on The View, not MSNBC, not the Washington Post, and certainly not black feminists calling for his head......[snip]Cosby is finished. The star’s guilt or innocence will eventually work itself out, or not. But a peripheral question emerges from the barrage of coverage this story has received: why has the mainstream media suddenly come down on the 77-year-old former TV star like a proverbial ton of bricks when allegations of sexual assault have been swirling around Cosby...
  • Bill Cosby performs to adoring crowd amid rape allegations

    11/22/2014 11:43:21 AM PST · by jerod · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | November 22, 2014 | CBC
    The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed. The show Friday night in Melbourne, Fla., might have seemed destined for disaster for the comedian, enveloped in growing accusations of rape and sexual assault that have derailed his career comeback and crumbled his tour schedule. What he got, though, was an adoring audience that laughed so hard they slapped their knees, shouted love at the stage and rose to their feet as he came and...
  • Bill Cosby says those who oppose Obama are racist (Flashback)

    Comedy and television icon Bill Cosby slammed Republicans who failed to stand for President Obama’s State of the Union speech, likening them to racists who opposed desegregation. “I think we have people sitting there,” he said, referring to the president’s SOTU speech, during a CNN television interview reported by Mediaite, “who are as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation.” His comments came in context of a discussion about racism and the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across Selma, Ala., Mediate reported. Rep. Connie Mack said “it’s just hard to believe,” and “it’s unbelievable,” in reference to...
  • A Brief Criminological Comment on Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton

    11/23/2014 7:54:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2014 | Jason Kissner
    Bayes’ Rule (a simple algebraic transformation of Bayes’ Theorem that converts probabilities into odds) supplies the appropriate guidance with respect to how recently announced evidence against Bill Cosby should update our belief with respect to his guilt or innocence. The Rule says that, broadly speaking, we should update our beliefs via a likelihood ratio that is formed by dividing the probability that X number of women (substitute for X however many women have testified against Cosby) would lie if Cosby is guilty by the probability that X number of women would lie if Cosby is innocent. The language “broadly speaking”...
  • Bill Cosby accuser Louisa Moritz plans class lawsuit over alleged sex assaults: report

    11/24/2014 10:46:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/24/2014 | BY NANCY DILLON , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    he actress, best known for her role as Rose in the Oscar-winning ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ is among a dozen women who’ve leveled tawdry claims about Cosby. She contends the comedian assaulted her before a 1971 appearance on ‘The Tonight Show,’ and is reportedly trying to get at least nine others to join her in a class action against him. It’s a legal longshot, but an actress who has accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault four decades ago is planning to sue him. And Louisa Moritz is trying to get at least nine other women to join her...
  • Bill Cosby: 'fixer' claims he paid off women amid multiple allegations of sexual assault

    11/24/2014 10:52:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/24/2014 | By Philip Sherwell, New York and Nick Allen in Los Angeles
    [SNIP] And in the latest allegation, an NBC television veteran who described himself as Cosby’s “fixer” with the network described how young women from a modelling agency were sent to the star’s dressing room. Frank Scotti told the New York Daily News that he helped Cosby funnel thousands of dollars to the women and would stand guard outside the door during The Cosby Show’s run from 1984-92. He claimed that Cosby would house those of whom he was particularly fond in apartments and give them up to $2,000 per month. Most aspired to a career in the entertainment industry and...
  • Global Warming Is Already Locked In, World Bank Says

    11/24/2014 11:35:31 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 83 replies
    NBC News.com ^ | 11/24/2014
    The world is locked into 1.5°C global warming, posing severe risks to lives and livelihoods around the world, according to a new climate report commissioned by the World Bank. The report, which called on a large body of scientific evidence, found that global warming of close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial times – up from 0.8°C today – is already locked into Earth's atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions. Such an increase could have potentially catastrophic consequences for mankind, causing the global sea level to rise more than 30 centimeters by 2100, droughts to become more severe and...
  • [Updated] A Complete List of the Women Who Have Accused Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

    11/24/2014 2:30:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Slate ^ | November 21, 2014 [updated Nov 23, 2014] | Filipa Ioannou and Ben Mathis-Lilley
    The following women have alleged as a matter of public record that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted or raped them. They are listed in the order their allegations became public. [17entries]
  • Man Turns his Toyota Car into Micro RV for Stealthy Car Camping

    11/24/2014 10:47:55 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 75 replies
    tinyhousetalk ^ | May 6, 2014 | anonymous
    Have you ever thought of converting your car into a stealthy car camper so you can easily sleep in it while traveling without being noticed? This way you don’t have to spend so much extra money and time getting in and out of hotels while you try to get somewhere. So I wanted to show you what I’ve been working on for the last few days. Of course it’s considerably smaller than your average tiny house so I’m not sure if you’re still with me but even if you’re not… Isn’t it fascinating what can be done to make an...
  • Hear Bill Cosby joke about drugging women in 1969

    11/24/2014 9:05:44 AM PST · by conservative98 · 92 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    <p>Years before he was accused of sexual assault, Bill Cosby joked about drugging women as part of his stand-up act.</p> <p>On his 1969 stand-up comedy album “It’s True! It’s True!,” Cosby made a crack about drugging women with “Spanish Fly,” once believed to be an aphrodisiac.</p>
  • Rand Paul Calls for a Formal Declaration of War Against ISIS

    11/24/2014 6:16:29 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-23-2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Senator Rand Paul is calling for a declaration of war against the Islamic State, a move that promises to shake up the debate over the military campaign in Iraq and Syria as President Obama prepares to ask Congress to grant him formal authority to use force. Mr. Paul, a likely presidential candidate who has emerged as one of the Republican Party’s most cautious voices on military intervention, offered a very circumscribed definition of war in his proposal, which he outlined in an interview on Saturday. He would, for instance, limit the duration of military action to one year and significantly...
  • Sports Fandom Hits A New Low

    11/24/2014 4:08:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-22-2014 | JOHN STEIGERWALD
    Sports fans can be idiots. This is nothing new but they continue to go where no fan has gone before. Take Tony Williams, for example. He intercepted a pass on Sunday at the Superdome (or whatever it’s called now) in New Orleans during the Saints game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Tony doesn’t play for the Saints or the Bengals. He’s a 70-year old Saints fan who intercepted a pass intended for a Bengals fan who was sitting next to him in the end zone seats. She (that’s right, SHE) was wearing a Bengals jersey. Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored...
  • George Washington: Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/24/2014 4:04:35 AM PST · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gw004.html ^ | Oct 3, 1789 | George Washington
    By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! November 24, 2014

    11/24/2014 3:00:40 AM PST · by sneakers · 23 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here since 2008. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air but, whether they do or not, 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!
  • What ever happened to the good old Sunday Evening ZOTS?

    11/23/2014 8:13:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 141 replies
    don't zot me bro | Nov. 23, 2014 | Vanity
    As a relative n00b, I remember when I first signed up on FR and being careful not to post anything at first for fear of ***SOB*** FReeper ridicule, that most every Sunday evening, some DUer or other troll would post some stupid, provocative thread just to piss FReepers off.The retaliation by FReepers was immediate and relentless. The troll was soundly over-powered by logic and facts that completely destroyed their point.The Viking kitties emerged and the trolls were soundly zotted into oblivion.Anyhoo, I haven't seen a good, Sunday evening ZOT in awhile. Do you have any favorite ZOTS that you remember?
  • Potential Scam - Door-to-Door

    11/23/2014 3:31:23 PM PST · by IYAS9YAS · 47 replies
    None | 11/23/2014 | Self
    Today I was visited by a young man who claimed his brother was killed in Afghanistan. He claimed his brother was a Rifleman and gave the 0311 MOS. I don't recall the unit he claimed his brother was with.Something about his story just raised a red flag.The claim was he was raising money to send care packages to troops. I thanked him, told him I was sorry about his brother, but that I wanted to check the website first.The site on his "receipts" stated the charity's site was www.thepatriotproject.com (which I found didn't exist), but the man said it was...
  • SNL’s Obama Shoves The Schoolhouse Rock Bill Down The Capitol Steps

    11/23/2014 3:23:46 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    mediaite ^ | 11:48 pm, November 22nd, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Finally, the first biting political spoof from Saturday Night Live in a while: the Bill from Schoolhouse Rock explains to a student how he becomes a law, only to be violently beat up by Barack Obama and his new best friend, “Executive Order.” Even then, the poor Executive Order still thinks he’s used for simple things, like declaring holidays and creating national parks, until Obama informs him that he’s going to be used to grant amnesty to 5 million undocumented immigrants. His reaction: “Whoa.”
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 11/23 7-11pm est

    11/23/2014 1:55:19 PM PST · by Vision · 32 replies
    WAMU ^ | 11/23/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread. http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Students post gross school lunch pictures using #ThanksMichelleObama hashtag

    11/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2014
    Let’s face it: school lunches are not exactly culinary masterpieces. But some fed-up students have been sharing some down-right disgusting-looking meals using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama on social media. It’s not a new thing. These posts have been around when school started up in August. But as students get ready for the year’s biggest food holiday, the trend is picking up steam. …
  • Prochoicer: our sympathy for unborn babies means nothing

    11/23/2014 10:46:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    clinic quotes ^ | October 20, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    A pro-choice writer shared the following argument against laws protecting babies from late-term abortions: “We may, as many people do, sympathize with the pain we think the fetus feels, but we must be careful in saying that this sympathy establishes the personness of the fetus. It establishes nothing but our ability to sympathize.” Michael Bettencourt “Case for Fetal Personhood a Dubious Conception” In These Times, September 20 –26, 1989 This is an old quote, but it struck me as being particularly odious.
  • Insects: The food of the future ( The UN wants us to eat bugs)

    11/23/2014 10:11:53 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 53 replies
    universitypost.dk ^ | 15/5-13 | universitypost.dk
    Bugs reduce pollution, increase nutrition, and should seriously be considered as a food source: This is according to a UN report with University of Copenhagen contribitions by Victor Yakimov What is nutritious, delicious, and has six legs? If we could collectively get over our disgust at the six legged critters, insects could become a staple of the human diet, along with fish, and other kinds of meat, a new UN report argues. The Food and Agriculture organisation FAO hailed members of the insect world as an under-utilised resource, in the report which was released this Monday. By 2050, world population...
  • Lisa Bonet may have tweeted hints over the Cosby scandal

    “Cosby Show” star Lisa Bonet may have posted a cryptic tweet seemingly aimed at her embattled TV dad — and it wasn’t a smiley face. Modal Trigger Lisa BonetPhoto: WireImage “According to the karma of past actions, one’s destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky . . . Nothing stays in the dark 4ever!” read a tweet from the 47-year-old actress’ purported Twitter account, which was later deactivated.
  • Bill Cosby's Accusers' Claims Are Full of Holes

    11/23/2014 7:47:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2014 | By Patricia L. Dickson
    Since the media has decided to bombard me with stories of Bill Cosby's alleged rapes, I believe that I have a right to examine his accusers' claims. As each new woman surfaces and recounts her alleged sexual assault by him, I am left with more questions than answers. I am not suggesting that Mr. Cosby is not guilty of adultery, however; the media and his accusers are claiming that he is a serial rapist. So far, I have not seen any evidence to prove their claims. Even his accusers say that they do not remember being raped. All that some...
  • Cosby insider speaks out:Fixer who once paid off women, wrangled a harem of models & helped beloved

    11/23/2014 8:48:40 AM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 66 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 November 2014 | JOSH GARDNER FOR MAILONLINE and AP
    A man who once worked closely with beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby has come forward to detail how he once helped the star funnel thousands of dollars to a virtual harem of young women he kept during The Cosby Show's 8-season run.
  • Canadian Football League Playoffs (Grey Cup Semis) - 11/23/14

    11/23/2014 6:22:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    GREY CUP PLAYOFFS FINALS Sun. Nov 23 1:00 pm Montreal Alouettes Hamilton Tiger-Cats ESPN Sun. Nov 23 4:30 pm Edmonton Eskimos Calgary Stampeders ESPN 3
  • Bill Cosby Finally Speaks Out On Sexual Assault Allegations

    11/22/2014 6:10:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/22/2014 | ALEX DOBUZINSKIS
    Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos." Cosby, 77, spoke to the newspaper Florida Today on Friday, before performing his comedy routine at a theater in Melbourne, Florida. The comedian has refused to address questions about allegations made by a number of women who said he forced himself on them sexually, with some accusing him of drugging them first. "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," Cosby told Florida Today,...