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  • Apple Watch may not be ticking with customers (APPLE Watch Sales Plunge 90%)

    07/07/2015 8:25:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 07/07/15 | Brett Arends
    Sales of the new Apple Watch have plunged by 90% since the opening week, according to a new market research report. Apple AAPL, -1.27% has been selling fewer than 20,000 watches a day in the U.S. since the initial surge in April, and on some days fewer than 10,000, according to data from Slice Intelligence, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based market research company. That is a sharp decline from week of the April 10 launch, when Apple sold about 1.5 million watches, or an average of about 200,000 a day, Slice estimates. Furthermore, two-thirds of the watches sold so far have...
  • Bruce Jenner's 1984 Olympic Torch going on auction block

    07/07/2015 6:49:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    AP ^ | July 7, 2015 | ULA ILNYTZKY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more. It's the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner.
  • Defending Rihanna From the New Culture Police

    07/07/2015 6:45:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Reason ^ | 7-7-2015 | Brendan O'Neill
    Rihanna, the best and sexiest thing to happen to popular culture in a decade, has had her fair share of run-ins with the morality cops. She gets the Moral Majority hot under their starched collars with her refusal to wear many clothes. That she has a tattoo of a gun, smokes weed, and relishes having loads of money—she’s Instagrammed pics of herself standing on piles of cash in stilettos—doesn’t sit well with the anti-fast living crew. And she riles the finger-wagging wing of modern feminism, as well. When she got back with singer Chris Brown in 2012, despite the fact he beat her...
  • California's 3rd world status and imminent demise

    07/07/2015 6:26:59 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 29 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 7/7/15 | Tucson William
    California's 3rd world status and imminent demise You don't have to take a jet to see Third World growth - just take a look around the entire Sacramento region! California, Sacramento County, Placer County and El Dorado County are unfortunately experiencing the same growth rates as many of the world's poorest and most overpopulated countries. Is that what we want to bequeath to future generations? Do the tax paying citizens of California want(enjoy?) to live among illegal Mexican Aliens like Five-time deportee, seven-time convicted felon Francisco Sanchez ? In Obama's America it's Open Season on law-abiding Citizens year round. What...
  • Yankees' Hank Steinbrenner: Donald Trump is 'loyal friend,' I won't cut ties

    07/07/2015 5:48:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    New Jersey.com ^ | on July 07, 2015 at 7:52 AM, updated July 07, 2015 at 8:44 AM | By Charles Curtis | For NJ Advance Media Follow on Twitter
    Even after organizations including NASCAR and ESPN have severed their connections with Donald Trump (whose racist comments about Mexican immigrants shocked the nation), one pal is standing behind him: Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner. http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2015/07/yankees_hank_steinbrenner_donald_trump_is_loyal_fr.html
  • Bill O'Reilly: The vilification of Donald Trump over illegal immigration

    07/07/2015 5:43:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 07, 2015 | By Bill O'Reilly
    Does the truth hurt? Or did Mr. Trump unfairly malign Mexico and millions of Mexican illegal aliens. "Talking Points" will now answer those question. The primary mistake Donald Trump made in his campaign kickoff speech was speaking too generally about the border problem. Most Mexicans who sneak into the U.S.A., or overstay their legal visitation status do so because they are economically deprived. They are largely undereducated folks trying to feed their families. Also, the vast majority of illegal aliens do not -- do not commit crimes while on American soil, apart from their immigration offenses. But there are very...
  • That Time Donald Trump Filed A Lawsuit To Keep Up An Extra Large American Flag

    07/07/2015 4:01:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11:31 PM, 07/06/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Don’t say Donald Trump has never sacrificed for the red, white and blue. As The Daily Beast reporter Olivia Nuzzi has amply documented, the real estate mogul and 2016 presidential contender has sued a stunning number of individuals, companies and countries over the years, for a whole host of reasons. But perhaps the most patriotic lawsuit Trump ever filed was in defense of a super-sized American flag he sported outside of his Mar-a-Lago country club estate in Palm Beach. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/06/that-time-donald-trump-filed-a-lawsuit-to-keep-up-an-extra-large-american-flag/#ixzz3fCc0UUYZ
  • HSBC fires staff for mock Islamic State execution video

    07/06/2015 8:00:15 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 7-6-2015 | afp
    London (AFP) - British bank HSBC fired six staff after they performed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. The bank described the video, showing staff members in balaclavas holding a fake knife over a kneeling man in an orange jumpsuit, as "abhorrent". "We took the decision to sack the individuals involved," a spokesman for the bank said. "This is an abhorrent video and HSBC would like to apologise for any offence caused." The employees filmed the video on an HSBC team-building day in Birmingham and published...
  • Remarks by the President on Comprehensive Immigration Reform in El Paso, Texas (2011)

    07/06/2015 5:20:18 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 5-10-2011 | Obama
    Then they wanted a fence.  Well, the fence is -- AUDIENCE:  Booo! THE PRESIDENT:  The fence is now basically complete. AUDIENCE MEMBER:  Tear it down! THE PRESIDENT:  Then we’ve gone further.  We tripled the number of intelligence analysts working at the border.  I’ve deployed unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol the skies from Texas to California.  We have forged a partnership with Mexico to fight the transnational criminal organizations that have affected both of our countries.  (Applause.)  And for the first time -- for the first time we’re screening 100 percent of southbound rail shipments to seize guns and money going...
  • This is what Mugabe will propose to Obama

    07/06/2015 4:56:22 PM PDT · by LucyT · 12 replies
    Standard Digital Africa ^ | July 1st 2015 | Staff
    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe jokingly said he would travel to the White House and propose to U.S. President Barack Obama, who lauded a historic Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 American states last week. The Zimbabwean leader mocked the 5-4 court decision and condemned marriage equality during his weekly radio interview with the country’s national radio station, ZBC, on Saturday, according to media reports. “I’ve just concluded since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to Washington, D.C., get...
  • Homeless piano prodigy stunned by his remarkable makeover (Ex-Marine)

    07/06/2015 4:19:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    Inside Edition/AOL.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Inside Edition
    Donald Gould sat down at a piano at a public arts exhibit in Sarasota, Florida, and played. The images of him with his scraggly beard, unwashed hair, and dirty clothes making magic at the keyboard were seen around the world.In an INSIDE EDITION exclusive, we're giving this homeless man, who is a former Marine, the break he deserves -- Donald Gould is going to get cleaned up. First, a new wardrobe for him at Sarasota's Island Pursuit. Gould tried on an outfit in a dressing room. When he came out of the dressing room, he said: "People won't recognize...
  • Opinion: Will California use congestion to coerce motorists?

    07/06/2015 2:55:41 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 19 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 22, 2015 | Dan Walters
    --SNIP-- Three months ago, Brown’s Department of Transportation, fulfilling a 2009 legislative mandate, began circulating a draft of a California Transportation Plan, aimed at setting policy for the next quarter-century. Citing California’s commitments to reducing greenhouse gases and improving access to non-automotive transportation, the CTP proposes to reduce automotive travel by increasing motorists’ taxes, flatly rejecting “road capacity enhancing strategies,” and urging the state to “avoid funding projects that add road capacity.” Implicitly, therefore, it contends that increasing traffic congestion and the cost of driving would compel Californians to abandon their cars in favor of transit, bicycles and other non-automotive...
  • New terrorism law could target journalists in Egypt

    07/06/2015 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    cnn ^ | 7-6-2015 | Sarah Sirgany
    A new anti-terrorism law in Egypt will make publishing news that contradicts the official version of events in terrorism-related cases a crime punishable by prison sentences, a setback for the freedom of the press, according to the local journalists union. The anti-terrorism draft law lists more than 25 crimes, 12 of which are punishable by death. It was approved by the Cabinet and the State Council and is pending the approval of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, who has legislative powers in the absence of a parliament. A terrorist attack on military outposts in Sinai led to an hourslong battle in a...
  • It Seems Tesla Was Not Just A Genius, But Also Maybe Psychic

    07/06/2015 1:32:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 59 replies
    Pioneer News ^ | 7-6-2015
    It would be very difficult to argue that Nikola Tesla was not a genius. The famous 20th-century Serbian-American is known most for his design of the alternating (AC) electricity system. But a single feat of engineering would not necessarily be enough to consider this man a genius. Indeed, he could also speak 8 languages and had a completely eidetic memory. Over his life he held 300 patents; and all of these things combined is probably the reason Elon Musk named his technology company after the great Nikola Tesla. But looking at statements he made in his lifetime, Tesla seemed to...
  • The anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

    07/06/2015 12:31:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 43 replies
    The Herald ^ | 7-6-2015 | KRISTEN WYATT, AP
    <p>DENVER Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago.</p> <p>White House hopefuls in both parties are taking donations from people in the new marijuana industry, which is investing heavily in political activism as a route to expanded legalization and landed its first major candidate, Rand Paul, at a trade show last month.</p>
  • Fonda marches in Canada

    07/06/2015 12:22:11 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Jane Fonda spent her Independence Day weekend marching through the streets of Toronto in Canada as part of an environmental protest. The veteran actress headed to the city on Sunday to take part in the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate, which called for changes to the country's economy to provide more work and better handling of environmental issues. Fonda held a placard and marched with demonstrators, while she also made a speech at the event, telling the crowd, "This is the kind of coalition that will make the difference. They are saying we don't have to choose between...
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    07/06/2015 12:00:21 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 9 replies
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  • Rihanna Video Celebrates Kidnap, Torture, Murder And Newsweek thinks that’s just super!

    07/06/2015 11:30:55 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 7-6-2015 | Andrew Miller
    Where can you find graphic depictions of kidnapping, nudity, torture, vandalism, forced drug use, drowning, and murder? Probably not even in the worst horror movie, but Rihanna’s new seven minute music video (WARNING: Highly Graphic Imagery) somehow manages to fit in every one of these things. “Bitch Better Have My Money” tells the story of a sadistic woman (Rihanna), her accountant, and the accountant’s blonde-model girlfriend. The end is bad – Rihanna murders the accountant for not ‘having her money.’ But most of the video doesn’t even focus on this. Instead, it depicts Rihanna kidnapping and abusing the nameless blonde,...
  • Abusive Abortion Activists Terrorize Children at Pro-Life Rally (Dublin, Ireland)

    07/06/2015 9:03:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jul 2015 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.5
    In a startling show of incivility, pro-abortion activists hurled abuse at participants in a pro-life rally in Dublin, shouting insults, giving the finger and holding signs such as “F*** you, I’m pro-choice!” Pro-abortion campaigners also hacked into the website of pro-life group “Youth Defense” prior to the march, replacing its usual homepage with a message reading #RepealThe8thAmendment, a reference to the passage in Irish law that recognizes the “right to life” of unborn children. Meanwhile, tweeters compared demonstrators for the pro-life cause with members of ISIS and the Ku Klux Klan. The Irish Times reports that some 10,000 demonstrators showed...
  • Thousands take part in anti-abortion rally in Dublin

    07/06/2015 8:35:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    rte.ie ^ | 05 July 2015
    Thousands of people have gathered at Parnell Square in Dublin city centre for an anti-abortion rally. Organisers say the theme and aim of this year's march, titled 'Rally for Life', is to speak up for babies with a disability. It is being organised by Youth Defence, the Life Institute, and Precious Youth. At 2.30pm demonstrators began making their way down O'Connell Street towards their finishing point outside Leinster House. Gardaí estimated the crowd for today's rally at between 5,000 and 8,000, while organisers said the figure was between 25,000 and 30,000. In a statement following today’s rally, Amnesty Ireland said...
  • What this young educated black female has to say about liberal racists

    You have to hear what this young black educated female has to say about the liberals and Democrats. Needless to say, I am very impressed by this young woman:
  • New Zealand makes cyberbullying a crime

    07/06/2015 8:03:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Engadget ^ | 07/04/15 | Daniel Cooper
    New Zealand has passed a law that criminalizes one of the least desirable facets of the internet: cyberbullying. The legislation effectively prohibits sending messages to people that are racist, sexist, critical of their religion, sexuality or disability. The rest for determining harm will be if these communications were designed to cause "serious emotional distress," and if a person is found guilty, could face up to two years in jail. In addition, the bill creates a separate crime of incitement to suicide, which will see a person jailed for up to three years if they are found to be encouraging such...
  • The Hill: Why Donald Trump Resonates on the Right

    07/06/2015 4:23:08 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6 Jul 2015 | by Breitbart News, Mark Hensch at The HIll
    He may be an object of derision to many followers of the 2016 presidential race, but advocates for tougher border laws are cheering Donald Trump’s controversial statements on immigration. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/06/the-hill-why-donald-trump-resonates-on-the-right/ Links to: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/246862-why-trump-is-resonating-on-the-right
  • Sportsbooks: Donald Trump President Odds improving

    07/06/2015 2:06:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    Sportsbookreview.com ^ | Sunday, July 5, 2015 | By: SBR
    Despite controversial remarks concerning Mexicans, the odds on Donald Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States have actually improved. Online sportsbooks opened Trump as a 66 to 1 long shot, but have since adjusted these political betting odds to as a low as 25 to 1. http://www.sportsbookreview.com/sbr-news/sportsbooks-donald-trump-president-odds-improving-59142/
  • The GOP Base Loves Trump

    07/06/2015 1:29:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 52 replies
    Slate ^ | July 1 2015 4:51 PM | By Jamelle Bouie
    There’s no world in which Donald Trump is a serious candidate for president. Republican elites don’t want him, Republican donors don’t want him, and if—through some cosmic fluke—he managed to win a major primary, every strategist and activist in the Republican Party would turn their aim toward him and his candidacy. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/07/cnn_trump_poll_why_republicans_love_donald_trump.html#ixzz3f5gCJDa4
  • Illegal immigrant deported 5x admits killing Kathryn Steinle

    07/05/2015 6:40:01 PM PDT · by WillyBA · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Bill A
    Francisco Sanchez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico deported from the U.S. an astonishing five times, has admitted in an interview with ABC 7 that he shot and killed Kate Steinle at a popular San Francisco tourist spot Wednesday night.
  • What was said at the pulpit of your church this or last week?

    07/05/2015 5:56:42 PM PDT · by MNDude · 91 replies
    A lot of empty heads probably consider the rainbow flag fad and SCOTUS ruling as a short feel good moment in the name of civil rights. Many in the church realize the ramifications for this are huge. If the events in the last two weeks didn't wake up the church, I'm not sure if anything will. I'm curious...what did your pastor\priest or rabbi say about the recent ruling and pro-homosexual agenda sweeping our nation this or previous Sunday?
  • She is What Abortion Looks Like, When It Doesn’t Work

    07/05/2015 3:15:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    Nearly thirty-seven years ago, Melissa Ohden survived a saline infusion abortion. Now she is the founder of The Abortion Survivors Network, an organization that exists to educate the public on abortion survivors and to offer support to those who’ve survived failed abortions. Last week, Ohden shared her testimony at the National Right to Life convention in Louisville, Kentucky. She began by explaining the abortion procedure that was intended to take her life. melissaohden10During a saline infusion abortion, the abortionist inserts a needle through the mother’s abdomen and withdraws amniotic fluid. Then the fluid is replaced with a salt solution, which...
  • Serbian town honours hero dog who died defending 10-year-old girl

    07/05/2015 2:24:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/4/15 | JOVANA GEC
    Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true bravery knows no limits. When a raging bull-mastiff cross-breed last year attacked a 10-year-old girl, Leo fearlessly jumped to her rescue, barking and biting at the dog way above his size and strength. Leo paid with his life, but the citizens of this northern Serbian town have not forgotten.
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 7/5 7-11pm est

    07/05/2015 2:23:49 PM PDT · by Vision · 17 replies
    WAMU ^ | 7/5/15 | 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/
  • Mass. authorities seek to ID toddler in 'Baby Doe' mystery

    07/05/2015 11:34:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 04, 2015 | Molly Line
    Investigators in Massachusetts are seeking the public’s help to solve a horrific mystery and identify a little girl whose body was found in a trash bag on the shoreline of a Boston Harbor island. Though her remains were discovered last week by a woman out walking her dog, no one has come forward to report a child missing. A computer-generated composite image of the girl—dubbed “Baby Doe” –was created by the national Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
  • Hillary Clinton tells gay boy: 'Your future is going to be amazing'

    07/05/2015 10:41:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2015 | Emanuella Grinberg
    CNN)—The creator of popular photo blog Humans of New York posted a picture Friday that has proven exceptional even for a Facebook page with 13 million followers. "I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me," reads the caption of a photo of a tearful boy. As of Saturday, the Facebook post earned more than 500,000 likes, 45,000 shares and a response from none other than presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state offered words of comfort in a comment signed "H" bearing the verified avatar of her campaign...
  • Fourth of July reveller is killed during attempt to launch a firework off his HEAD

    07/05/2015 9:06:48 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/05/15
    Devon Staples, 22, died on Saturday night after he tried to launch a firework from his head in the backyard of a friends home Police say Staples placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, injuring his head and killing him instantly Staples and his friends had been drinking prior to the accident
  • Schaumburg girl’s quinoa burger a winner in Michelle Obama’s ‘healthy lunch' contest

    07/05/2015 8:24:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | sontiveros
    Nine-year-old Shreya Patel of Schaumburg will be among the young winners of Michelle Obama’s “healthy lunchtime challenge” who’ll get to dine with the first lady at the White House later this week. Her garam masala quinoa burger with raita was chosen as the winning recipe entered from Illinois, winning her a spot at the awards luncheon Friday. Entries had to be healthy, affordable and tasty. Shreya wrote in an essay accompanying her entry that she’s been cooking since she was 3 and said she loves to “mix, measure, chop and even clean up afterwards.” Here’s her recipe: GARAM MASALA QUINOA...
  • Trump Proud To Be Fighting For A Secure Border (Trump, Cruz vs virtually everyone else)

    07/05/2015 7:52:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 82 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | Posted on: July 5, 2015 | Posted by: Paul Ebeling
    Trump Proud To Be Fighting For A Secure Border Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump US Senator Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush for their attacks on his statements about illegal immigration charging that both Florida politicians are soft on the issue. “I am very proud to be fighting for a strong and secure border,” he said. “This is a very important issue, which all the other candidates would have ignored had I not started this important discussion. “I will fix the border. No one else knows where to begin,” Mr. Trump said. In New Hampshire, Mr. Bush said...
  • Greece proposes tax amnesty for funds parked in Switzerland: paper

    07/05/2015 7:21:10 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-5-2015
    Greece has proposed a tax amnesty in an effort to collect revenue on billions of euros that its citizens are believed to have quietly stashed in Swiss bank accounts, the NZZ am Sonntag paper reported. The plan, which still needs Greek parliamentary approval and a final accord with Switzerland, is to levy a flat 21 percent tax on such assets to make them legitimate, raising millions that the government in Athens desperately needs, the Sunday paper said, citing unidentified sources. "We welcome the fact that Greece has presented a proposal to resolve this," it quoted Mario Tuor, communications director at...
  • Greece, China, and Russia – a Plan B for Greece

    07/05/2015 5:21:37 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 3 replies
    Golem XIV ^ | 7-3-15 | Pseudonym
    If the Greeks were to vote ‘No’ what would happen next? Well no one can say. But here is a quick thought on what I hope the Greek government might have been exploring if they are excluded from the euro. It’s just food for thought nothing more. They have to be prepared to have a currency that does not depend on Europe supplying Euros. So they will need another currency – hopefully their own. I think we can be sure no western company has been printing them. There are few such companies and there is, I think, no possibility that...
  • Trump says Rubio is Weak on Immigration, Praises Ted Cruz and Mexicans

    07/04/2015 8:52:43 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 67 replies
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4337605569001 ^ | 7/4/2015 | Fox News Interview
    The Donald phoned it into Fox News this morning to defend himself against the ridiculous barrage of criticism from the media and even other Republicans. LINK to Right Scoop
  • 3 Alternative Health Doctors Found Dead In the Last 2 Weeks After Run-Ins With The Feds

    07/04/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    TheFreeThoughtProject.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | John Vibes
    In the past several weeks, a number of controversial natural health doctors have died under mysterious circumstances. Some of them have even had recent encounters with federal agents and bureaucracies.Two weeks ago, the string of mysterious deaths began when Dr. Jeff Bradstreet MD was found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest. The police claim that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and that the death was a suicide, however, Bradstreet’s family suspects foul play.Last week, members of the family set up a donation page “To find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death...
  • On this day in 1996 our armed forces successfully repelled an alien invasion. Never Forget.

    07/04/2015 2:33:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/4/2015 | Youtube
    On this day in 1996, Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, along with our armed forces, successfully repelled an alien invasion that could have wiped our very existence off this Earth. It's amazing to believe it's been 19 years already, but not a day goes by that I don't think about it.
  • America's Bicentennial, July 4, 1976: Where were you?

    07/04/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 127 replies
    July 4, 2015 | Shameless Vanity
    Today, America celebrates it's 239th birthday, but do you remember our Bicentennial celebration, July 4, 1976?Come on you older FReepers, and you know who you are.Where were you and what did you do that day, 39 years ago.
  • Vanity - Need recommendations for a good coffee maker

    07/04/2015 11:23:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 160 replies
    I just bought a place and I am not a huge fan of coffee, I use diet Mountain Dew to get me started in morning. I realize that if I am going to entertain a lady (or two) at my place I am going to have be able to serve coffee. My sisters are also big coffee drinkers, and if they visit me, of course, I am going to have to provide them with coffee. I am looking for a coffee maker that is not too expensive, I am interested in quality, but I do not want one that will...
  • 4th of July Means Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness for All, Except Unborn Babies

    07/04/2015 11:15:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Carol Tobias
    Our nation, formed in such idealism in 1776, today is under assault. Some people might think that word “assault” is just a metaphor. Our values under “assault.” Our religious rights of conscience being “attacked.” All that is true, of course. But I’m talking about real, literal assault. Unborn babies in today’s America are literally – not figuratively – assaulted. They are physically attacked in the womb, dismembered, often in the most painful ways imaginable. They, even more than our nation itself, are truly “under assault.” Through the work of National Right to Life, our state affiliates, local chapters and others,...
  • Donald Trump says he may re-open Trump University

    07/04/2015 10:38:36 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:21 PM | BY Ken Lovett
    Confident he is going to beat back a $40 million fraud lawsuit by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, billionaire developer Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering re-opening his defunct Trump University.
  • Copa America 2015 Final preview: Start time, schedule..

    07/04/2015 10:37:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 07.04.2015
    The Copa America 2015 Final between Argentina and Chile takes place on Saturday, and both teams will be desperate to claim the win to end their long wait for international honors. Today's game takes place from Santiago, Chile with a kick off time of 4 p.m. ET.
  • Scientist claims immortality within reach

    07/04/2015 10:11:55 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 61 replies
    tvnz.co.nz ^ | 7/4/15 | tvnz.co.nz
    Scientist claims immortality within reach A visiting American research scientist says he is close to discovering a 'cure' for ageing, that he could have a drug ready for testing by the end of next year. Molecular Biologist Dr Bill Andrews told TV ONE's SUNDAY programme that humans shouldn't have to suffer from the ravages of ageing. He says that ageing is a disease that should, and could be cured. His research centres around Telomeres - small caps at the end of our chromosomes that become shorter every time our cells divide. When they become critically short, we age and eventually...
  • A pet peeve of mine on today

    07/04/2015 9:27:41 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 33 replies
    My crazy brain | 7/4/2015 | Me
    Okay My pet peeve of mine on this day is everybody I know on Facebook, including those that are Conservative (very few of them), say "Happy 4th of July." To me, in the simple sense, 'July 4th' is merely another day on the calender: the fourth day of the month of July. It is what happened on this day 239 years ago that I celebrate. Some very brave men drafted an article declaring their independence from the largest military power in the world in 1776. The Founders of this nation had the idea that a government should be comprised of...
  • These places have the slowest Internet in the country

    h2>Do you think your Internet is slow? That's nothing compared to what these folks are going through. If you live in Chicago, and try to connect via AT&T (T, Tech30) from 4 p.m to 11 p.m., speeds for certain websites and Internet services are basically like dial-up in the 1990s. There are a handful of other examples from researchers at M-Lab, which provides tools to assess Internet performance. In some cases, Internet speeds can be as slow as 0.5 Megabits per second. Take Seattle, where CenturyLink (CTL) customers trying to access particular sites from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. will...
  • Video shows Texas cops kill suspect outside Applebee’s after he pulls BB gun

    07/04/2015 9:15:09 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 7/4/15 | BY DOYLE MURPHY
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    07/04/2015 7:37:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | July 3, 2015 | ROBERT PEAR
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