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  • Breaking: Explosive lawsuit reveals Michael Brown’s... record has charge for Second Degree murder

    11/28/2014 8:58:49 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    youngcons.com ^ | 11/28/14 | David Rufful
    Breaking: Explosive lawsuit reveals Michael Brown’s juvenile record has charge for Second Degree… Charles Johnson, Editor-in-chief of GotNews, filed a lawsuit in St. Louis seeking the release of Michael Brown’s juvenile criminal record, claiming they no longer need to be kept private. Johnson says law enforcement told him that Brown’s juvenile arrest record contains a second-degree murder charge and information linking him to the notorious Crips street gang.
  • Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

    11/28/2014 7:34:31 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Fox Chicago ^ | 11-24-2014
    A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. The week-old baby was in serious but stable condition in Westmead Children's Hospital a day after cyclists found him in a 2.5-meter (8-foot) deep drain beside the M7 Motorway in the Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill, police said in a statement. He was malnourished and dehydrated but had no apparent physical injury, police have said. His mother, Saifale Nai, did not appear in court to answer the attempted murder...
  • Children of Working Mothers Are More Likely To Be Overweight, Obese

    11/28/2014 6:51:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    University Herald ^ | Nov 25, 2014
    Nov 25, 2014 01:13 AM EST Children of Working Mothers Are More Likely To Be Overweight, Obese A mother's employment status could be linked to their children's weight over time, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that the majority of preschoolers of working moms may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year. "The only factor of the four that we investigated that mediated the relationship between maternal employment status and child obesity was how much...
  • Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

    11/28/2014 6:22:57 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 11-28-2014 | DAVID CRARY
    "Here's the lessons from Ferguson America," wrote rocker and conservative activist Ted Nugent on his Facebook page. "Don't let your kids grow up to be thugs who think they can steal, assault & attack cops as a way of life & badge of black (dis)honor." The Rev. E.W. Jackson, a conservative black pastor based in Virginia, depicted Brown as "in many ways a typical kid growing up in the black community." "He imbibed a lot of negative attitudes about what manhood is all about," Jackson said. "I wish this kid could have been redeemed to go on to live a...
  • DESPITE OBAMA'S CLAIMS, AMNESTY WILL GIVE SOME ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FEDERAL BENEFITS

    11/28/2014 6:22:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/2014 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Obama went to pains to note that his executive order, giving five million illegal immigrants amnesty, would not qualify them for federal benefits. But new reports are casting doubt on Obama's claims. Despite claims to the contrary, Obama's amnesty will likely give millions of illegals access to Medicare, Social Security, and other benefits programs, several sources say. According to The Washington Post, Obama's amnesty order will give millions of illegals the status of being "lawfully present" in the USA. This status will require them to pay taxes, but as White House spokesman Shawn Turner notes, "If they pay in, they...
  • UN Torture Watchdog Slams US for Police Brutality

    11/28/2014 5:00:27 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 11-28-2014
    The United Nations Committee Against Torture urged the United States to investigate police abuse, as protests continue over a grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the U.S. state of Missouri. In a report released Friday, the U.N. committee said it is concerned about "numerous reports" of police brutality and excessive use of force, in particular against minority racial and ethnic groups. It described police shootings or fatal pursuits of unarmed black individuals as "frequent" and "recurrent." Jens Modvig, one of the panel's 10 independent experts, said U.S....
  • Bill Cosby cooperated with tabloids to spike accuser's story

    11/28/2014 3:51:13 PM PST · by Brother Cracker · 27 replies
    foxnews ^ | November 28, 2014
    Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story. Excerpts released Wednesday of Cosby's deposition from a civil lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand quote Cosby as saying he feared the public would believe her sexual-assault accusations if the Enquirer published similar claims by Beth Ferrier. Both women accused Cosby of drugging and molesting them. "Did you ever think that if Beth Ferrier's story was printed in the National Enquirer, that that would make...
  • Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Can Return to NFL

    11/28/2014 12:49:00 PM PST · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension against the NFL and is eligible to return immediately, according to people familiar with the matter. Rice, who was indefinitely suspended in September after new evidence emerged in his domestic-violence case, can sign with a team immediately, though it isn’t clear if a team will do so with just a month left in the season. Rice was cut by the Ravens in September. The appeal was heard by Barbara Jones, a former U.S. District Court judge.
  • Black Friday mayhem (the UK got the flu....)

    11/28/2014 12:21:34 PM PST · by traumer · 28 replies
    enjoy the pictures......
  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Trailer Debuts

    11/28/2014 11:28:40 AM PST · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    The first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser has finally arrived. "There has been an awakening — have you felt it? The dark side, and the light," says an ominous voice, just before Hans Solo's Falcon soars into view and the franchise's iconic theme song plays.
  • Mainers buy up prisoners' crafts in different kind of Black Friday sale

    11/28/2014 10:34:08 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Daily Journal / AP ^ | 11-28-2014 | PATRICK WHITTLE
    Items range from $1.95 pencil holders to a $100,000 sculpture of the Roman god Neptune and a mermaid riding a motorcycle. The USS Constitution models, which retail for $2,150, were sold out by midday Friday. Maine Prison Industries manager Ken Lindsey said sales from the work program total more than $1 million per year. Prisoners are paid $1 to $3 per hour, which must first go toward court restitution and child support payments, but more importantly, the program teaches inmates job skills and people skills that they can use upon release, Lindsey said. "We have, possibly, a murderer working next...
  • Today is the biggest cell-phoning and texting-while-driving day off the year!

    11/28/2014 8:27:45 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 9 replies
    Dang it's scary out there! Had to go out to get a new power cord
  • 5 wounded in shootings in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day

    11/28/2014 7:54:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-28-2014
    • A 50-year-old man was shot during an armed robbery around 9:40 p.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The man was hit in the left leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. • At 6:05 p.m., a 24-year-old man was walking on the 500 block of East Bowen Avenue in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood when two men emerged from a gangway and began shooting, police said. • At about 4:20 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the 5000 block of West Division Street in the...
  • FERGUSON PROTESTS MOVE TO TARGET, WAL-MART STORES

    11/28/2014 6:49:46 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 63 replies
    Ap ^ | 11/28/14 | AP
    FERGUSON PROTESTS MOVE TO TARGET, WAL-MART STORES MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) -- Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The protests began Thanksgiving night and continued early Friday. Protesters spent a few minutes at each store, shouting inside. Officer in at least one store ordered them to leave. There was no immediate word of any arrests. According to Johnetta Elzie, who had been tweeting and posting videos of the protests, demonstrations occurred at a...
  • “Duck Dynasty” Family Member Dies… Please Pray

    11/28/2014 5:52:28 AM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    James “Jimmy Frank” Robertson passed away over the weekend from a sudden and unexpected heart attack. Robertson was the brother of Phil and Si Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame as well as a veteran journalist and author of “The Legend of the Duck Commander,” a biography of Phil. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran. A statement on Phil Robertson’s Facebook page requested prayer for the family. “Phil & Si’s brother, Jimmy Frank, passed away this weekend,” it read, according to the Gospel Herald. “Please pray for Connie his wife, their sons & families. “It’s tough to lose such a...
  • NYC Ferguson protesters arrested en route to Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/28/2014 4:08:57 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | By Georgett Roberts, Natalie Musumeci, Kenneth Garger and Josh Saul
    NYC Ferguson protesters arrested en route to Thanksgiving Day Parade By Georgett Roberts, Natalie Musumeci, Kenneth Garger and Josh Saul Don’t mess with Snoopy! A mass of angry anarchists marched on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown Thursday, pushing back at police and barricades as they made their way toward the procession. Emboldened days after cops left them free to clog major Manhattan roadways, the throng pushed against police keeping them from the parade route a half-block away along Sixth Avenue. Seven were arrested as they knocked down metal barricades. Glass rained on the ruckus as a window was...
  • Time to cast down America's political idols

    11/28/2014 2:11:02 AM PST · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    WND ^ | Nov 27, 2014 | Alan Keyes
    In the aftermath of World War II, Soviet-backed Communist Parties consolidated their monopoly of power in the countries of Eastern Europe. However, to facilitate control and give the appearance of “democratic” elections, the communists allowed for the existence of parties nominally distinct from the Communist Party, though in fact subservient to its agenda in all respects. To all intents and purposes, the two so-called major parties in the U.S. political system, though nominally distinct, now function as bloc parties under the aegis of an elitist faction clique. This sham party system masks what remains of the struggle between the real...
  • [WSJ] ‘The Interview’: Comedy Gold in North Korea

    11/27/2014 9:15:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Korea Times ^ | November 26, 2014
    [WSJ] ‘The Interview’: Comedy Gold in North Korea November 26, 2014 Clowns behind enemy lines have always helped us fear evil empires a little bit less. Charlie Chaplin mocked the Nazis in the “The Great Dictator” (1940) and Jack Benny did, too, in “To Be or Not to Be” (1942). Bill Murray and Harold Ramis made mayhem behind the Iron Curtain in “Stripes” (1981). Now James Franco and Seth Rogen infiltrate North Korea and parody its leader Kim Jong Un in “The Interview.” “For decades, people have used humor to enlighten political situations,” says Mr. Rogen, who also co-wrote and...
  • Shoppers fight over TVs, tablets and BARBIES in Thanksgiving havoc

    11/27/2014 9:11:05 PM PST · by traumer · 39 replies
    Scuffles between shoppers have been breaking out across the country as bargain hunters fight over TVs, tablets and even Barbie dolls during the first of the holiday sales. Many big-box stores opened early Thursday night, in an attempt to dilute the chaos of Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving when stores usually start their reductions for the season. But several videos have now surfaced online showing that even on a holiday dedicated to sharing, some people will turn against each other to save money. One of the videos uploaded to YouTube Thursday night, show a handful of men and...
  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/27/2014 7:17:39 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 135 replies
    Well, The Season has Begun; and I am 'In The Spirit'! What are your favorite Christmas songs/carols and renditions? Here are some of mine: Oh Come Emmanuel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHKo4NmmvRI What Child Is This? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ndtAPNUhI4 O Holy NIght: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7uiqRCW6I8 Ave Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwp1CH5R-w4 Venid Pastores (taught to me by my Jr. High Spanish teacher): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew11VTnWvFs The Holly and the Ivy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3he6J0Bykz4 And finally, for fun, Baby It's Cold Outside! (there are versions of this that I like better, but this is so cute, I couldn't resist): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbuBubZ1yE Seasons Greetings to All! =JT
  • Six types of pie on Obamas' dinner menu

    11/27/2014 12:59:25 PM PST · by what's up · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/14 | Kyle Balluck
    Six types of pie are also listed on the menu, including banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry.
  • Fawning over Detroit [Vanity]

    11/27/2014 12:42:16 PM PST · by re_nortex · 43 replies
    11/27/14 | Self
    The early NFL Thanksgiving game (Lions and Bears) has turned into a liberal lovefest for Detroit's faux renaissance. Phil Simms and Jim Nantz are breathless with their admiration of the so-called "rebirth" of that DemonRAT city. Carefully-staged photos of downtown are then spoken in reverant terms by the announcers. I'm sure See-BS is forcing this narrative. Please Phil and Jim, just shut up about the failed city and focus on the game! Until and unless free-market Conservatism is allowed to flourish in Detroit, it remains a third world cesspool.
  • Man arrested after pointing banana at police

    11/27/2014 12:24:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Nov. 27, 2014 | Crimesider Staff/CBS News/AP/
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- A man is facing a felony menacing charge, because two Colorado sheriff's deputies say they thought a banana he pointed at them was a gun.
  • UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

    11/27/2014 11:07:48 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 36 replies
    bostonglobe ^ | November 26, 2014 | Matt Rocheleau and Eric Bosco
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst severed its ties Wednesday to alumnus Bill Cosby, joining a growing number of colleges to distance themselves from the entertainer amid accusations he sexually assaulted more than a dozen women. Cosby, who received a master’s and a doctorate in education from the college, was an honorary co-chairman of the school’s ongoing $300 million fund-raising campaign. He and his wife, Camille, donated several hundred thousand dollars to the school, and the comedian was frequently cited in the past as one of the university’s most notable alumni.
  • Are we on the brink of creating artificial life? .....

    11/27/2014 8:59:53 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/27/14 | By JONATHAN O'CALLAGHAN
    Are we on the brink of creating artificial life? Scientists digitise the brain of a WORM and place it inside a robot The OpenWorm global project is making a 'digital' worm Their project is recreating the neurons and cells in C. elegans It is the simplest organism we know of but has similarities to humans By making a digital worm the team hope to create artificial life They have implanted the digital 'mind' of the worm into a Lego machine In a video it acts and behaves just like the worm would in the real world Next year the team...
  • John Adams on Thanksgiving: Ask God to Make Our Schools ‘Nurseries of Sound Science, Morals

    11/27/2014 7:55:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 26, 2014 | CNSNews.com Staff
    On March 6, 1799, President John Adams issued a proclamation “Recommending a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer”--for “thanksgiving to the Author of All Good.” Among the things Adams wished Americans would ask God on this day was to make American schools teach not only sound science but also sound morals and religion. Americans, Adams said, should ask God to “smile on our colleges, academies, schools, and seminaries of learning, and make them nurseries of sound science, morals, and religion.”
  • What this pro-abortion group discovered and how it can help the pro-life movement

    11/27/2014 7:41:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Nov 26, 2014 | Nancy Flanders
    Sea Change, a pro-abortion program with a focus on reducing the stigma surrounding abortion has released the results of a recent survey on the public sharing of abortion stories. The aim of the study and report, called Saying Abortion Aloud, was to find out how post-abortive women feel about sharing their abortion stories publicly, and what pro-abortion organizations can do to help these women share their stories in order to make society even more supportive of abortion. While the pro-life movement knows that abortion is a moral wrong and is working to make it a legal wrong, this survey from...
  • What's in Your Oven

    11/27/2014 7:04:30 AM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 13 replies
    11/27/2014 | VRWC
    A turkey walks into a bar with a pig under his arm...
  • William Safire on the Book of Job in Today's Politics

    THE OPEN MIND Host: Richard D. Heffner Guest: William Safire Title: “William Safire on the Book of Job in Today’s Politics” VTR: 10/9/92 I’m Richard Heffner, your host on THE OPEN MIND, where only very rarely – indeed too rarely, as far as those of our viewers who want me to draw blood are concerned – only occasionally do I play at what Ross Perot has called “Gotcha journalism”. But when I do, or at least try to, it’s usually in the guise of – oh so innocently of course – asking a guest about this or her most fervently...
  • Phil Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25

    11/26/2014 10:39:29 PM PST · by moose07 · 33 replies
    BBC sport ^ | 27 November 2014 | BBC
    Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes has died, two days after being hit on the head by a ball. Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness and died in hospital in Sydney. Hughes, 25, was carried off on a stretcher at the Sydney Cricket Ground after a short-pitched delivery struck his head, missing his helmet. He had CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before being taken to hospital and placed in an induced coma. In a statement, Brukner said: "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness...
  • Why I Support Free Republic

    11/26/2014 9:22:17 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    BTLD | 11/26/14 | BTLD
    Since 7/1/2004, I have been following and supporting FR. I was pointed to this place by an acquaintance who told me that this is where real conservatives and patriots hang out. He couldn't have been more dead on. Jim and John have provided us this place to report the truth, share opinions and in many cases, just blow off steam. And, we've all done it. What I've come to appreciate over the past 10+years is the community that is Free Republic. We give each other advice from baked beans to Sig Sauers. We fix computers. We see wonderful pictures from...
  • Feds Probing Arson of Michael Brown Sr.'s Church

    Federal investigators are looking into an arson fire that burned the Missouri church where Michael Brown's father was baptized over the weekend. "This is a slow and painstaking process," said John Ham, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is working with a local task force on the case. Flood Christian Church was torched Monday night after the announcement that a grand jury had voted not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown Jr.
  • Sickening moment hit-and-run driver smashes through crowd of Ferguson protesters...

    11/26/2014 6:54:48 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 120 replies
    AP via Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 25 November 2014 | Sophie Jane Evans
    This is the sickening moment a hit-and-run driver smashed into a crowd of Ferguson protesters in Minnesota, before dragging a woman 20 feet under his front wheel and running over her leg.
  • Dallas driver crashes $1M car bought the day before

    11/26/2014 6:31:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | 11/26/2014 | Marcus Moore
    DALLAS -- Two people were injured in a single car crash on McKinnon Street Wednesday morning. A Texas Department of Public safety spokesperson said troopers were called to the scene around 7:41 a.m. Investigators say the 27-year-old driver lost control and hit a guardrail after driving over a wet spot in the road. According to the DFW Scanner Facebook page, the exact location of the crash is unknown. The 2015 McLaren P1 was heavily damaged in the crash. The driver and his 24-year-old passenger were taken to Parkland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to a spokesperson from Park Place...
  • Did Britain Ban American Pro-Life Activist Bryan Kemper?

    11/26/2014 6:13:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/26/14 | Leslie Palma
    A columnist for a British newspaper has suggested banning Priests for Life Youth Director Bryan Kemper from the United Kingdom. In a convoluted piece full of UPPERCASE OUTRAGE, Observer columnist Catherine Bennett talks about the British ban on self-described “seduction expert” Julien Blanc, and suggests some others who might abandon all hope of ever again setting foot on English soil. In assembling this list of “influential foreign women-haters,” Ms. Bennett writes: “There can be no welcome for visiting anti-abortion campaigners, of both sexes, who are hostile to the good health and independent agency of British women. If Mr. Blanc’s blandishments...
  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 2:19:19 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 126 replies
    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It's been a long time, and I figured it was time for a nice reunion/catch-up thread! I know one of our own, dear Eleanor, actually broke ranks of the Singles group and was married this year. A few of the others like my own bad self are still in the club. What's everyone doing for Thanksgiving? Let's catch up.
  • The end is near for RG III, Redskins

    11/26/2014 1:55:33 PM PST · by re_nortex · 68 replies
    ESPN ^ | NOV 26 2014 | John Keim
    The Redskins will say they're not giving up on Robert Griffin III, that he can be developed, that he can still become the quarterback they hoped he would be -- and expected him to be -- when they gave up four draft picks for him in 2012. It's hard to believe them. Everything else suggests this is the end for Griffin in Washington.
  • Garth Brooks cancels Thanksgiving appearance on ‘Tonight Show’ after Ferguson decision

    11/26/2014 1:34:21 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 145 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 11/2/6/14 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Garth Brooks cancels Thanksgiving appearance on ‘Tonight Show’ after Ferguson decision The singer wrote on his Facebook page that he landed in New York on the night the grand jury’s decision was announced 'to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation.' Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC’s “Tonight” show because he said it “seemed distasteful” given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer. NBC on Wednesday confirmed the postponement, saying Brooks was being replaced on...
  • Naked man turns himself into a haybale – Hilarity ensues

    11/26/2014 8:53:07 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies
    patriotoutdoornews ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | patriotoutdoornews
    Naked man turns himself into a haybale – Hilarity ensues.
  • Experts believe fighting has a place in hockey: Survey

    11/26/2014 8:29:52 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    canoe sports ^ | 11-26-2014
    Would the elimination of fighting make hockey a safer sport? The answer is no, at least according to experts polled in a recent survey conducted by The Hockey News. The magazine asked 24 NHL executives, scouts, agents and coaches numerous questions regarding fisticuffs, the most contentious issue in hockey. The insiders, as a group, “expressed some concern” over its declining prevalence. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed said hockey would be less safe if fighting was eradicated, while 29% feel it wouldn’t change much in the way of safety and 13% believe it would boost safety levels.
  • Two NYT Reporters Posted Darren Wilson’s Home Address. Look Here To See THEIR Home Addresses

    11/26/2014 8:18:09 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 79 replies
    CLASH DAILY ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | CLASH DAILY
    If anything happens to Wilson and/or his home and it can be traced back to the NYT’s posting of his address should they be held liable? Maybe, we should publish the writer’s address as well. See how that toad likes it.
  • Cuddling Biz Expected To Grow For Holidays

    11/26/2014 8:14:43 AM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    kmjnow.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Unknown
    Nine months after opening, the Cuddle Connection is now in a different location and the client list is in the hundreds. Kelly Peterson is proving the human touch is powerful, even if it comes from a stranger. “It’s been an amazing journey,” she said. Peterson is a professional cuddler, and since her business opened in Roseville in March, there has been no shortage of clients looking for a cuddle. “It continues to grow the phone is ringing with new client requests everyday,” she said. She says many of her clients keep coming back for a warm embrace, and even travel...
  • Outrage over Ferguson Verdict Extends to 170 U.S. Cities

    11/26/2014 8:07:41 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 68 replies
    Demonstrators incensed by the grand jury verdict that cleared the white police officer who killed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, took to the streets of 170 cities in 37 U.S. states for a second night of protests. Protesters swept through the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., where they shouted “Justice” in front of the White House. Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Oakland and Seattle had some of the largest protests, which, according to police, were mainly peaceful except for a few isolated incidents and arrests. Large cities across the United States have been on alert...
  • Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!

    11/26/2014 5:05:16 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 69 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-25-2014 | Nicole Breedlove
    Thanksgiving has never been a celebratory holiday in my family. Whenever my family did cook we always gave thanks that all the Native Americans weren't wiped out when Columbus "discovered" America. My teachers made it seem like Thanksgiving was a holiday to look forward to. The New York City public education system told me what Thanksgiving was all about. I was very careful to regurgitate what they taught me when tested so I wouldn't get a failing grade. When I was older though I was told the truth by my family. Whenever someone asked what I was doing for Thanksgiving...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! November 26, 2014

    11/26/2014 3:17:20 AM PST · by sneakers · 37 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!
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 13]

    11/26/2014 1:53:50 AM PST · by Bender2 · 121 replies
    Week 13 Thursday, Nov. 27 Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 San Diego Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs....
  • Turn to FOX News and...

    11/25/2014 10:00:21 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 52 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 · 35 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 · 16 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 · 30 replies
    2ndDivisionVet
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