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  • Alissa Starzak Can Explain Much More Than Alissa Starzak

    12/25/2014 10:20:27 PM PST · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Sundance
    When asked to explain my belief that Obama’s presidency was a construction created from approximately 10 years of pre-thought exquisitely planned detail, many people are puzzled by my reasoning. If you peel back the layers to the Milli Vanilli roadshow – what you will notice is the strategy of putting specific ideologies into the legal affairs offices of all the “non-political” constructs. The Pentagon office of legal counsel, for example, can handcuff the activity of the Pentagon with legal opinion in opposition to the traditional goals of the organization (See Jeh Johnson). Likewise the CIA office of legal counsel, can...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Christmas 12/25 7-11pm est

    12/25/2014 4:49:31 PM PST · by Vision · 28 replies
    WAMU ^ | 12/25/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Christmas and time to relax from the day. 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/
  • A Christmas Card From Obama Claus And His Illegal Amigos

    12/25/2014 4:25:11 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 7 replies
    12-25-2014 | Me
    Christmas Greetings from Obama Claus, and from the left, Nora, Aife, Jack and Ruarc.
  • Dr Who Christmas Special 9pm EST BBCA

    12/25/2014 4:13:44 PM PST · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Dr Who Christmas special tonight
  • Monkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend

    12/25/2014 8:22:13 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    nbc 2 | ap ^ | 12-25-2014
    Onlookers at a train station in northern India watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend - resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious. His companion came to the rescue and was captured on camera lifting the friend's motionless body, shaking it, dipping it into a mud puddle and biting its head and skin - working until the hurt monkey regained consciousness.
  • After 28 years, a woman and prized Mustang reunite

    12/25/2014 7:14:25 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 54 replies
    montereyherald ^ | 12/22/14 | Ana Ceballos
    Salinas >> Before Monday, the last time Lynda Alsip saw her forest-green 1967 Ford Mustang was 28 years ago. It was her first car. They even shared the same birthday, said Alsip, who was born in 1967. She bought the car for $800 at the age of 17, with a little help from her dad who has since passed away. But about a year after she bought the car, it was stolen from outside her apartment complex in Salinas. Before she had the chance to install her personalized license plates — “LYNDA 67” — it was gone. “I never thought...
  • Five adults overdose on heroin with three kids in the house

    12/25/2014 7:08:29 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 70 replies
    wcpo ^ | 12 24 14
    FLORENCE, Ky. – Briana and Kaitlyn Himes said they feel lucky they're not planning a funeral for their parents after five adults overdosed on heroin at their parents' mobile home Saturday. While the adults got high and passed out, three children they were supposed to be caring for – ages 1, 11 and 12 - were in the house with them, according to a Boone County deputy's report. The Himes sisters said the adults might have died if their uncle, Michael Young, hadn't arrived just in time to save them.
  • Stop lying about the cops

    12/25/2014 5:58:35 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 24, 2014 | By Rich Lowry
    Stop lying about the cops By Rich Lowry We have heard a lot lately about tensions between the police and the communities that they serve, and the urgent need to reduce them. Here’s an easy first step: Stop lying about the cops. The “national conversation” about race and policing we’ve been having ever since Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., last summer has been based on lies. The lie that Officer Wilson shot Brown while he had his hands up and was pleading “Don’t shoot.” The lie that New York City policemen targeted Eric Garner...
  • Judge frees 2nd cop-hater in 2 days

    12/25/2014 4:30:44 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 25, 14 | By Josh Saul, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Judge frees 2nd cop-hater in 2 days By Josh Saul, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding She keeps turning ’em loose. A day after freeing a gang member who posted an anti-cop death threat online, a Brooklyn judge ignored the admonishment of a court boss — and sprung a man who allegedly punched a police officer and threatened to kill his colleagues, The Post has learned. Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson blatantly disregarded an Office of Court Administration boss who said she “should be setting an example to the public that threatening or assaulting police officers isn’t an acceptable thing,” a...
  • Report: Dennis Rodman Threatens to Sue 'Glorious Leader' Makers

    12/25/2014 12:55:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    GamePolitics ^ | December 23, 2014
    Report: Dennis Rodman Threatens to Sue 'Glorious Leader' Makers December 23, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff TMZ reports that former bestie to North Korean leader Kim Jung Un Dennis Rodman says that his friendship is over and doesn't want to be associated with him - even in a video game. The video game he doesn't want to be part of is Glorious Leader, a side-scrolling action game featuring the infamous North Korean leader. In fact, the former basketball star and on-again off-again wrestler and reality TV star says that he will sue the makers of the game if they include him...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 17]

    12/25/2014 12:42:21 AM PST · by Bender2 · 27 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 17 Sunday, Dec. 28 Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Dallas Cowboys vs....
  • Death of a spouse

    12/24/2014 11:26:58 PM PST · by billys kid · 104 replies
    billys kid | 12/25/14 | billys kid
    Death of a loved one I know it's late. However my husband passed away October 1st. And I'm not coping very well. He had just turned 56 in August. I miss him so very much. Any help would very much be appreciated.
  • NYC to LA in 45 Minutes Might Soon Become Reality Thanks to ‘Hyperloop'

    12/24/2014 11:08:59 PM PST · by wastedyears · 30 replies
    LuminaryDaily.com ^ | 12-21-2014 | LuminaryDaily
    NYC to LA in 45 Minutes Might Soon Become Reality Thanks to ‘Hyperloop'
  • Vanity: God Bless Us, Every One!

    12/24/2014 8:50:16 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 8 replies
    The Husband and I just finished the obligatory, annual viewing of George C. Scott in "A Christmas Carol". (That's my husband's favorite; I sort of favor the Patrick Stewart version....) The story never fails to move me. Whenever we attempt to get outside of our 'small' selves, and extend love toward others, we grow, and make ourselves more fit for the Kingdom. God Bless us Every One; and a Very Merry Christmas, to all Freepers. All of you have taught me, and inspired me, over many years - even though I only 'joined-up' and began posting a short while ago....
  • A visit from St. Nick?

    12/24/2014 8:38:00 PM PST · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    12/24/14 | kartographer
    Well this has been on my mind for a few days now and I like to see if anyone else has had such an experience. I was listening to the radio late on our annual drive home for Christmas last Thursday. The talk show subject was is Santa Claus real. One of the callers describe and experience in which as a child he and his family were driving home late one night and they heard the sound of jingle-bells and they saw something moving fast across the sky in the moon light. The story reminded me of my own experience...
  • Champion gymnast with Down syndrome overcomes obstacles, inspires others

    12/24/2014 5:23:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    today.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Scott Stump
    For Chelsea Werner, gymnastics started as a way to develop more muscle tone, a symptom from her diagnosis of Down syndrome. But now the sport is a way for her to show others just how much is possible for other athletes with the disorder. Werner, 22, has transformed from being unable to execute simple muscle maneuvers to a four-time national championship at the Special Olympics (she also has an international championship under her belt). The Californian's inspiring journey is the latest installment TODAY's "I Am Unbroken" series, which examines stories of perseverance like that of Louis Zamperini, the World War...
  • The Interview (vanity, I just watched it)

    12/24/2014 4:18:11 PM PST · by eastforker · 47 replies
    me ^ | 12/24/2014 | eastforker
    I just had to watch it. I thought it was funny, sophomoric, ok to watch at home but wouldn't go to the big screen to see it.Mostly a slapstick comedy with no redeeming social value.
  • (vanity) A Christmas story and other stuff....

    12/24/2014 3:34:32 PM PST · by Shimmer1 · 13 replies
    vanity | Shimmer1
    A CHRISTMAS STORY TO REMEMBER It was Christmas Eve 1881. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn't been enough money to buy me the rifle that I'd wanted for Christmas. We did the chores early that night for some reason. I just figured Pa wanted a little extra time so we could read in the Bible. After supper was over I took my boots off and stretched out in front of the fireplace and waited for Pa to get down the old Bible. I was still feeling sorry...
  • Bell ringing dog doubles donations for Salvation Army

    12/24/2014 3:20:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/23/2014 | ABC
    Holiday outreach groups like the Salvation Army are in their final stretch of collecting money this season, which is why one Kentucky woman has gotten creative to help boost donations. Judy trained her Dalmation Brandy to ring the bell that goes with the traditional red kettle. She says when she brings her dog along to her spot at the local grocery store, donations nearly double. She hopes to be doing this for many years to come since Brandy is just two years old. Map My News
  • Pope Benedict XVI Christmas Message (2009)

    12/24/2014 2:24:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Pope Benedict XVI Christmas Homily 2009 Here is the Vatican’s English translation of the pope’s homily: Dear Brothers and Sisters! “A child is born for us, a son is given to us” (Is 9:5). What Isaiah prophesied as he gazed into the future from afar, consoling Israel amid its trials and its darkness, is now proclaimed to the shepherds as a present reality by the Angel, from whom a cloud of light streams forth: “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Lk 2:11). The Lord is here. From this...
  • Old Christmas Commercials

    12/24/2014 12:30:38 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 27 replies
    The Internet | 12/24/2014 | vladimir998
    Remember the old Christmas commercials? The one that just popped into my head was the old Folger's commercial where college age Peter comes home and makes morning coffee for the family. That commercial made a come back Christmas after Christmas for years years.
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Christmas Eve 12/24 8pm-12 est

    12/24/2014 1:24:14 PM PST · by Vision · 14 replies
    WAMU ^ | 12/24/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Christmas Eve! 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/
  • SC's Healing Springs still draw people who believe

    12/24/2014 1:14:51 PM PST · by windcliff · 14 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 12-24-14 | Jeffery Collins
    BLACKVILLE, S.C. (AP) — For longer than anyone has recorded history, water has bubbled from out of the ground at a natural spring in what used to be deep woods about an hour's drive down a two-lane road south of Columbia. American Indians let four gravely wounded British soldiers in on the secret in 1781, leaving the men to astonish the garrison in Charleston that left them behind to die. Since then, people have flocked to the Healing Springs of Barnwell County for some restorative and perhaps supernatural help. That's why Annabelle Galik of Goose Creek drinks the clear, cool...
  • What Not To Get Your Girlfriend for Christmas

    12/24/2014 12:53:16 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 106 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 23, 2014 | Robbie Sherrard
    Video LinkNotes and rules...
  • Why does this pilot award passengers a bottle of wine after a long flight?

    12/24/2014 12:33:18 PM PST · by wastedyears · 12 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 12-24-2014 | Dinah Eng
    Why does this pilot award passengers a bottle of wine after a long flight?
  • Pizza shop closed after customer films RATS tucking into cheesy treats (Russia)

    12/24/2014 12:18:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | december 22, 2014 | sophia rahman
    A takeaway has been closed by police after a would-be customer filmed a three hungry, huge rats chowing down on pizzas at the shop. Disgusted Evgeny Ivanov, 26, had gone to the fast-food outlet at a bus station in Nizhny Novogorad, Russia, when he spotted the helping themselves to the pizzas. Police confirmed they had ordered the outlet to be closed and the food destroyed.
  • Vanity- Need Computer help- no sound on Windows 7

    12/24/2014 12:13:48 PM PST · by Faith65 · 92 replies
    me ^ | 12-24-14 | me
    I have no sound on my computer (windows 7) any longer except for the windows dings. When I go to youtube, etc - there is no sound anymore. I have tried to figure out what is going on but no luck. Would really appreciate some help. Thanks and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
  • Vanity - why is there even a Wounded Warrior Project?

    12/24/2014 12:03:26 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 57 replies
    12-24-14
    I've noticed some commercials recently by the wounded warrior project. What am I missing here? Why aren't soldiers cared for for injuries sustained while serving? Does government/military aid cease after a soldier leaves the service? How can this be?
  • Christmas 1776 (Merry Christmas!)

    12/24/2014 11:50:17 AM PST · by dware · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12.24.2014 | dware
    Posted this way back in 2008. While Jesus is the reason for the season, I think it's important we reflect & remember this event as well, especially given the times we live in today. Merry Christmas, dear FRiends! Imagine this: It's Christmas day in Pennsylvania. Cold weather, rain, sleet and snow are the order of the day. The Revolutionary War is almost over, and the British are about to win, leaving America under British control. Indeed, most of the colonists at the time believed that the war was over and the cause was lost. So much so that even local...
  • Family Holiday Survival: 12 Ways To Deal With That Climate Change Denier

    12/24/2014 11:45:57 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    science20.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | The Conversation
    Try to avoid making this face when dealing with a climate change skeptic this holiday. bark/flickr, CC BY By Will J Grant, Australian National University and Rod Lamberts, Australian National University The end of the year is nigh and it’s a time for Christmas and New Year parties and gatherings. In the southern hemisphere that means barbecues and beaches. In the northern hemisphere it’s mulled wine and cozy fireplaces. But for all of us, it probably means we’ll be subjected to at least one ranting, fact-free sermon by a Typical Climate Change Denier (TCCD). You know the drill. Make an...
  • Teenager shot dead by a shopper after he tried to steal his.... Nike Air Jordans ...

    12/24/2014 11:33:35 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/24/14 | By BELINDA ROBINSON
    Teenager shot dead by a shopper after he tried to steal his limited edition Nike Air Jordans that had just sold out in store Jawaad Jabbar, 16, of Middletown Ohio went to Dayton Mall to buy Nikes The sports shop sold out of them and the teenager became desperate He pulled a gun on a shopper who had just bought a pair of the sneakers The shopper also had a gun and shot the teen dead outside the mall A teenager was shot dead by another shopper after he tried to rob him of his limited edition Nike Air sneakers...
  • New Obamacare signups for this year are only 1.9 mil as most customers are re-enrolled AUTOMATICALLY

    12/24/2014 10:07:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/24/14 | David Martosko
    New Obamacare signups for this year are only 1.9 million as most customers are re-enrolled AUTOMATICALLY and there's little chance of reaching the 13 million total Congress says the program needs The vast majority of the 6.4 million Americans enrolled in Obamacare coverage for 2015 through Healthcare.gov never clicked a mouse or made a phone call this year: They were re-enrolled on autopilot. Only 1.9 million signed up on their own, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Tuesday. Yet even with this help in capturing customers – including reluctant ones – the Obama administration is far behind what...
  • Is Barack Obama a closet geek? (+video) (BARF)

    12/24/2014 10:08:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Husna Haq
    From fusion energy to honeybee colony collapse, President Obama comes across as a serious science geek, says his chief advisor on science and technology. He's no secret Muslim. But President Obama is a secret science geek who "ponders honeybee colony collapse disorder, fusion energy, and climate change," when the cameras aren't rolling. That's according to John Holdren, Mr. Obama’s chief adviser on science and technology, who in an interview with NPR, revealed his boss's little-known secret obsession.
  • 48% of Americans Would Definitely Not Vote for Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton for President

    12/24/2014 9:41:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    life news ^ | 12/24/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion activist Hillary Clinton, if she seeks the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, would almost certainly become the party’s nominee. However, 48 percent of Americans already say they would definitely not vote for Hillary for president. A Wall Street Journal report indicates 48 percent of Americans are a definite no when it comes to putting Bill Clinton’s wife in the White House. Unfortunately, 50 percent of Americans say they would be open to the pro-abortion activist leading the country following 8 years of the pro-abortion Obama administration. Here’s more on the poll: A new poll shows 50 percent of...
  • Little League champs face new allegations of cheating

    12/24/2014 9:36:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Mike Oz
    Jackie Robinson West, the Chicago-based Little League World Series U.S. champs, are facing more allegations of gaming the system in order to field a team with the best local players. Last week, a clash between Jackie Robinson West and a neighboring rival went public, as Chris Janes of Evergreen Park Little League, accused Jackie Robinson West of using ringers from outside its boundaries. Little League International, however, scoffed at Janes' claims, saying it had looked into the players' residency and it considered the issue closed. Now there's a new story out from DNA Chicago, in which reporter Mark Konkol spends...
  • LAPD Investigating Song Mocking Michael Brown

    12/24/2014 9:06:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    nbclosangeles.com ^ | Dec. 24, 2014 | City News Service and Gadi Schwartz
    Someone in a party was heard in a recording making fun of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot by Ferguson police Officer Darren WilsonLos Angeles police said Tuesday they are conducting a preliminary investigation into a party apparently hosted by a retired officer that included a parody song mocking Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. A video of the song, which was sung during a Dec. 15 party at the Elks Lodge in Glendale, was obtained by the website TMZ.com.
  • Officials order man to take down zombie Nativity scene

    12/24/2014 8:31:03 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 29 replies
    reviewjournal ^ | December 23, 2014 | STEVE BITTENBENDER
    Nativity scene has caused quite a stir in his neighborhood, with some considering it a holiday treat. But others see a nightmare before Christmas. Responding to two anonymous complaints, officials in Ohio’s Sycamore Township said on Tuesday they have ordered Jasen Dixon to take down his display by Friday because it violates local property maintenance codes. Dixon, who manages a haunted attraction in Indiana, faces a $1,000 fine if he does not remove the 10-foot by 10-foot structure he built three weeks ago. He said he made the models for the zombie Mary and three wise men and borrowed props...
  • Irish court mulls rights of dead woman vs. fetus

    12/24/2014 7:32:56 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    news ok | ap ^ | 12-24-2014
    A lawyer representing a 17-week-old fetus living inside the clinically dead body of its mother says the unborn child's right to life trumps the woman's right to a dignified death. Conor Dignam made his closing arguments Wednesday to three Dublin High Court judges who must decide whether Ireland's anti-abortion laws permit the woman's life support machines to be turned off. Their judgment is expected Friday.
  • Merry Christmas from VM2 - Virtual Marilyn

    12/24/2014 7:08:32 AM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    dfu via tinypic ^ | 12-24-14 | dfu
    Merry Christmas, FReepers.
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! December 24, 2014

    12/24/2014 3:20:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 2 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!
  • Mall of America protesters expected to face charges

    12/23/2014 10:53:02 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-23-2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Saturday’s massive anti-police demonstration at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota may turn out to be an expensive lesson for the organizers in the difference between public and private property.  The demonstration was planned well before the assassination of Officers Lin and Ramos in New York, and it roughly coincided with the crime, making it probably the last mass anti-cop demonstration in the current round of leftist agitation. But unlike other demonstrations, it was planned for a privately owned and operated venue, a place where the owners get to decide how it will be used and by whom.  The...
  • Home Depot Provides Muslim Sensitivity Training

    12/23/2014 9:34:36 PM PST · by Roos_Girl · 60 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | BuzzPo Staff
    he Home Depot partnered with the Council on American-Islamic Relations–a group that has alleged ties to the Muslim Brotherhood–in order to help foster “cultural awareness” among its employees. CAIR is known for its radical agenda and labels any critic of Islam as “Islamophobic.” The United Arab Emirates has gone so far as to call CAIR a terrorist organization for their shady dealings. CAIR issued a release stating that the goal of the training was to educate Home Depot employees on how to better meet the needs of Muslim customers. You can read the full statement below: Picture at link.
  • Communists Are Behind the Anti-Police Protests In New York

    12/23/2014 8:39:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Beginning way back in 2002, we wrote about International A.N.S.W.E.R., a Communist organization that was founded in September 2001 and that organized substantial antiwar demonstrations during the Bush administration. A.N.S.W.E.R. embodied within itself the seeming contradiction between the far left and Islamic extremism: it enthusiastically supported both Kim il Jung and Saddam Hussein, and is directed in part by the Muslim Student Association. Our earliest posts on A.N.S.W.E.R. have been lost in our various database moves; the first one that survives is this brief post from January 2003. At one time I did some research to try to figure out...
  • U.S. judge throws out Arizona sheriff's immigration suit against Obama

    12/23/2014 7:17:07 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-23-2014
    A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought against Barack Obama by an Arizona police chief who called the U.S. president's sweeping immigration reforms unconstitutional, saying the plaintiff lacked legal standing in the case. Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied the demand by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for a preliminary injunction to halt the policies. Arpaio, who calls himself "America's Toughest Sheriff," filed the case last month, saying Obama had overstepped his powers by bypassing Congress and ordering the changes himself. Arpaio's lawsuit said the reforms, which eased the...
  • New York Times Insider: Multi-Million Dollar Shortfall Causing Drastic Cuts

    12/23/2014 6:22:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 12/23/2014 | Ken Kurson
    Yesterday, New York Times readers were treated to a beautifully nuanced and balanced and richly detailed feature about a topic very much in the mix. Its author, Ariel Kaminer, came by her story and its scoop—the first interview with the accused (possibly falsely) rapist of the woman at Columbia who is carrying a mattress around campus to make a statement about campus sexual violence—by developing deep roots in a narrow beat, higher education. And now, Ms. Kaminer will join a hundred or so of her colleagues on the unemployment line as the Times once again cuts costs by cutting journalists....
  • Osama Bin Laden shooter Rob O’Neill under investigation for leaking secrets: report

    12/23/2014 5:11:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Rachelle Blidner
    Former Navy Seal Robert O'Neill is alleged to have disclosed classified information to those he shouldn't have, sources told the Daily Beast. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is checking out the allegation.The former Navy Seal who claims he killed Osama Bin Laden is being investigated for leaking government secrets, according to a report. Robert O'Neill, who went on a media circuit discussing his role in the terrorist's death, may have disclosed classified information to those he shouldn't have, sources told the Daily Beast. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is checking out the allegation against the Montana man who says he...
  • Top 25 Conservative Voices in California

    12/23/2014 4:28:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Jon Fleischman
    While California has become a bastion of liberalism, the Golden State is not without conservative voices. It was actually a project to narrow this list to 25 people – my apologies to many who would have made the top 50. You can find any of them via a web search. I did not include elected officials in this list. I looked for people whose voices are heard beyond Twitter and/or Facebook. Here are the Top 25 Conservative Voices in California, in alphabetical order:
  • De Blasio’s Daughter Reveals Substance Abuse (FLASH BACK !!)

    12/23/2014 4:25:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/23/2013 | JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    Days before her father’s inauguration, the 19-year-old daughter of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio disclosed a history of drug and alcohol abuse that his campaign had taken pains to shield throughout a candidacy that relied heavily on the image of a happy and tight-knit family from Brooklyn.
  • 20+ Cats That Look Like Other Things

    12/23/2014 4:19:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | November 10, 2014 | Julija K.
    Remember when we wrote about dogs that look like something else? Now it's the cat's turn to shine. Here is a list of cats that got bored of looking like cats and decided to look like something else instead. Cats are the biggest divas on the internet, so there's no way we've got all the shape-shifting felines in the world in this list. We'd love for you to submit more pictures of cats that look like other things and vote for your favorite lookalikes!
  • Anti-cop protesters flood NYC despite de Blasio’s appeal

    12/23/2014 4:18:35 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 40 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 12/23/14 | By Georgett Roberts and Aaron Short
    Anti-cop protesters flood NYC despite de Blasio’s appeal By Georgett Roberts and Aaron Short Over a thousand anti-cop activists began demonstrating on Tuesday to shut down Fifth Avenue as people try to do last-minute Christmas shopping — even as Mayor de Blasio has called for a moratorium on the demonstrations, and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton blamed them for the deaths of two murdered officers. “NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today?” chanted the protesters, who started on the sidewalk but have now moved into the streets of Fifth and Madison Avenue. The agitators started moving downtown on 5th...