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  • Survival’s first lesson: Staying out of trouble

    05/05/2015 6:44:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 5/4/15 | Selco
    Looking for goods and usable items during the war often meant I got myself in some weird situations and scenarios. I knew lots of guys who risked their lives just to get to some destroyed places because they knew they could find some items that meant a lot for them personally but actually those items were useless in given situation around us at that time. But people often act like fools and if you find yourself in a survival situation it is the perfect time to lose your life if you act like fool.
  • Sorry, "Left Behind" Fans, "The Rapture" Is Not in the Bible

    05/05/2015 6:10:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 66 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 5, 2015 | John Martignoni
    Question: A friend of mine has been reading the Left Behind books that have all of this stuff about the “Rapture” in them. Is there really going to be a “Rapture” like these books talk about?   Answer: No.The “Rapture” refers to a passage in First Thessalonians 4, where Christians are “caught up” in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.” Many Christians believe, and the Left Behind books promote, that this being “caught up” to meet the Lord will occur before the Great Tribulation sometime in the near future. Christians will simply vanish, meet Jesus somewhere in the...
  • Hillary Clinton Lampooned as Shrek in L.A. Street Art

    05/05/2015 5:38:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Tina Daunt
    The conservative guerrilla artist Sabo once again has prepared one of his distinctive graphic welcomes for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who will be in Los Angeles for a trio of big-money fundraisers Thursday. This time, Sabo has papered parts of Bel Air, Holmby Hills and Pacific Palisades with a pair of posters, one of them a mocking takeoff of the animated film Shrek and the other a visual riff on a Game of Thrones promo. In the Shrek sendup, Clinton is called a “Shrew,” with her campaign mocked as “a Jeffrey Katzenberg production” amid a flurry of recent...
  • Harry Dent: Over $100 Trillion In Wealth Will Disappear

    05/05/2015 4:04:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | 4-20-2015 | Greg Hunter
    Best-selling author Harry Dent says the stock bubble we have today is the biggest in history.  Dent contends, “Now we’re in a third bubble, and each of these bubbles peaks at higher highs, and then they each crash to lower lows.” “We’ve been looking for the Dow to peak right around here between 17,000 and 19,000.  So, we are right in the middle.  We are looking for an even bigger correction likely in late 2016 to 2017.  This whole thing has been in an artificial bubble” “We’d be in a depression right now if it were not for $11 trillion...
  • We Need to Bring Jobs Back to America (Trade Deficit with China, Rapidly Escalating)

    05/05/2015 4:04:12 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 38 replies
    The Census Bureau ^ | Cinco de Mayo, 2015 | (just a rant)
    http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html This is a US Government website which tracks our (negative, and getting ever worse) trade deficit with the Peoples Republic of China. Last year we ran an all-time new record trade deficit with China of 342 billion dollars. Guess what?
  • America's Oldest Veteran Celebrates 109th Birthday With Cigars And Burgers

    05/05/2015 2:34:45 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    distractify.com ^ | 5/5/15 | Mark Pygas
    America's Oldest Veteran Celebrates 109th Birthday With Cigars And Burgers How do you celebrate turning 109 years old? When you spent your prime years fighting the Axis, the only real way to celebrate is with cigars, burgers and milkshakes.
  • Baltimore And The Great Society

    05/05/2015 1:07:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    thomasbrewton.com ^ | 05/05/2015 | Thomas E. Brewton
    Baltimore’s riots, looting, burning, and attacks on police and innocent civilians are not unprecedented. Nor are liberal-progressive prescriptions for dealing with the phenomenon. It didn’t work then and it won’t work today. As I wrote in The Liberal Jihad: The Hundred Year War Against the Constitution: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had expressly disavowed any ideas of preferential treatment for classes of citizens, aiming for a color-blind society with equal opportunity for all. Yet, only a year later, President Johnson declared to students at Howard University’s graduation ceremony that the “next and most profound stage of the battle for...
  • The Paradox of Dogma: How the Left Is Crippling Itself

    05/05/2015 11:45:16 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | 4/29/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    If you try to shut down public debate, is this a way of ensuring that you win—or an admission that you have already lost? The question seems relevant today, because the most remarkable characteristic of our current national debate is that one side wants desperately to stamp it out whenever it occurs. Recently, for example, a gay New York businessman had the temerity to sponsor a “fireside chat” with Republican presidential candidate and arch-conservative Ted Cruz. He was, of course, required to repent the error, calling it “a terrible mistake” to actually talk to a politician who disagrees with him...
  • Hammer-wielding man gets stuck in basketball hoop, wishes to remain there

    05/05/2015 5:18:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    deathandtaxesmag. ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jamie Peck
    A Seattle man has been detained by police after a lengthy stand-off during which he climbed up onto a basketball hoop and refused to get down. As you can see in this video taken by local news station KOMO, a hammer wielding man climbed shirtlessly onto a basketball hoop in Cal Anderson Park Friday, rendering the court unplayable. The cops were able to disarm him within the first minute, although it’s not known how long he was up there before the cameras started rolling. But while he gave up the hammer relatively easily, he was not so quick to give...
  • NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into handcuffs

    05/04/2015 8:26:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2015 | TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONG
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Two New York City cops approach a gray sedan with a suspected drunken driver slumped over the wheel. They ask him to get out, and that's when the trouble begins. The suspect, dressed in a rumpled suit, curses and hollers at the officers because he doesn't want to go to jail. He refuses to be handcuffed and backs away, yelling, "Can't we work this out?"
  • Hate Network: Five Times CNN Whipped Up Violence In Baltimore (Video)

    05/04/2015 7:43:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-4-2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    (1) "The Police Force Is Populated with Unstable War Veterans". (2) CNN Anchor Warns Baltimore Protester About Cops: “You Know How They Are”. (3) CNN During Monday’s Riot: "There shouldn’t be calm tonight. Black people are dying in the streets. They’ve been dying in the streets for months, years, decades, centuries". (4) The Police are "An Occupying Force In the Hood". (5) CNN Reporter Intentionally Provokes Confrontation with Baltimore Cop: "Are We Under Martial Law"?
  • Let’s Use GoFundMe to Start a New Fund Raising Website

    05/04/2015 7:36:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 5-4-15 | Gary Demar
    Let’s establish a funding site and use GoFundMe to finance the startup. That way, money can be raised for conservative causes and keep the money in conservative hands. There's nothing in GoFundMe’s ever-changing rules that would stop a funding program to start a competing funding company.
  • What Do Sarah Palin and Carly Fiorina Have In Common? (as in, nothing)

    05/04/2015 6:21:38 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:03 AM, May 4, 2015 | By ETHAN EPSTEIN
    Whatever one makes of either one of them, the similarities between Sarah Palin and Carly Fiorina (who’s just announced she’s running for president) stop more or less at the chromosomal level. https://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/what-do-sarah-palin-and-carly-fiorina-have-common_937416.html
  • Dear Muslims: Why Am I Drawing Muhammad? Because Go Screw Yourselves…

    05/04/2015 3:40:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    louderwithcrowder.com ^ | 5-4-2015 | Steven Crowder
    Dear Fascist, Islamic, puke-satchels, Okay, nobody was killed in the #GarlandShooting, thank God. Actually, thank God specifically for giving us Texas and the 2nd amendment. Good form! The problem here is that because no innocent people were killed, the media will sweep the “incident” under the rug. If only the terrorists had taken aim at say, looting rioters, maybe it would’ve gotten more traction. The important issue here is that these incidents will never end. Ever. As long as Islam exists, these events will occur. And because of liberals kneeling before their gods of “tolerance,” they will occur with greater frequency. To...
  • Is Yahoo Home Page A Billboard for the Left and LGBT?

    05/04/2015 2:48:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Each day, the Yahoo Home page is more like a billboard for the LGBT crowd and the hard left. One wonders whether those managing the Yahoo home page are hard core homosexuals. Attacks on conservative SC justices, conservatives politicians have become a staple with hardly a day goes by without multiple references to stories plucked right out of the Huffington Post and some other left leaning newspaper or magazine assaulting Christian beliefs and values. Not once is their a posting from shall we say National Review, or the Wall Street Journal, or Washington Times, or the American Spectator. Of course...
  • Greenlight's Einhorn slams oil frackers at Sohn conference

    05/04/2015 1:45:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-4-2015 | Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Jessica Toonkel and Ashley Lau
    Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who often moves a stock simply by speaking its name, on Monday kicked off the year's most prominent investment conference by laying out a case against oil frackers, arguing these companies drill "lots and lots of holes" and burn through plenty of cash. Einhorn, who often unveils so-called short-bets against companies at these events, cited Pioneer Natural Resources Co (PXD.N) as a particular offender at the 20th annual Sohn Investment Conference. "We call it the motherfracker," he said, prompting investors to kick the share price down as much as 5.3 percent. The company should...
  • Liberty University's 2015 keynote commencement speaker will be former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

    05/04/2015 12:57:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Liberty.edu ^ | 5-4-2015
    On May 9, Liberty University will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2015 during its 42nd annual Commencement Exercises. More than 17,500 degrees will be awarded. The university is preparing for an expected 34,000 guests at the main ceremony at Williams Stadium. More than 7,700 master’s degrees and over 500 doctoral degrees will be awarded, including 60 degrees from Liberty University School of Law. Liberty will recognize over 5,400 graduates who are active military, veterans, or spouses of service members. Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. This year’s keynote Commencement speaker will be former Florida Gov....
  • ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY –THE GOOD WAR AND THE WAR WE'RE IN

    05/04/2015 12:45:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 05/04/2015 | Don Feder
    It was the good war, fought by the Greatest Generation. It was a war for the survival of civilization. It was the deadliest conflict in history. It was America's finest hour. May 8 marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day – the end of World War II in Europe. Images flash before us – Neville Chamberlain waving a piece of paper said to guarantee "peace for our time," Hitler giving a stiff-arm salute at a Nuremberg rally, a Czech woman weeping as panzers rolled into Prague, a smiling FDR wearing his naval cape, his cigarette holder at a jaunty angle,...
  • As The Smoke Clears In Baltimore, It’s Time To Revive Compassionate Conservatism

    05/04/2015 12:06:43 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-4-2015 | DAVID COHEN
    After a week of unrest in Baltimore, chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby calmed the waters Friday by indicting six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. “To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America, I have heard your call for ‘No justice, no peace,’” Mosby declared. When justice is not deaf, one wonders whether it can be blind. But I’ll leave others to ponder that. Because the Baltimore riots exposed something with much farther-reaching implications than the Freddie Gray tragedy: More than five decades into the War on Poverty, our inner cities remain wastelands of dysfunction and despair....
  • ‘Cyclical pop’ for housing won’t happen: analyst

    05/04/2015 11:58:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 5-4-2015 | Ruth Mantell
    You know that recovery in the housing market that’s just around the corner? It’s not coming, no matter how confidently market watchers gloss over the recent string of weak economic reports, one analyst said Monday. “The street is still waiting on the cyclical bounce that all prior post war recoveries experienced to show through in the data. Unfortunately, our analysis suggests that a cyclical pop for housing is not going to happen due to the bursting of the housing bubble which led to the financial crises,” said Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist with Mizuho Securities USA. Take a look at housing...
  • Leaking Las Vegas: Forced Rationing Looms As Lake Mead Faces Federal "Water Emergency"

    05/04/2015 11:04:44 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-4-2015 | Wolf Richter
    Leak Mead – on your left, when you drive from Las Vegas across the Hoover Dam – is the largest reservoir in the country when at capacity. It’s fed by the Colorado River which provides water for agriculture, industry, and 40 million people in Nevada, Arizona, California, and Mexico, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. Now after 15 years of drought, the “lake” – a mud puddle surrounded by a huge chalky bathtub ring – is threatening to run dry. It’s considered “operationally full” when the water level is at 1,229 feet elevation above sea level. On May...
  • Boko Haram Stoned Girls to Death when Rescue was Near

    05/04/2015 10:29:50 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-4-2015 | FRANCES MARTEL
    “Boko Haram came and told us they were moving out and said that we should run away with them. But we said no… Then they started stoning us. I held my baby to my stomach and doubled over to protect her,” 27-year-old Lami Musa told the Associated Press. Musa escaped along with her five-month-old baby. Boko Haram recently changed its name officially to the Islamic State West Africa Province, or ISWAP. The rescue does not mean the crisis is over, as the Nigerian government must now resolve how to reintegrate these survivors into society. It is not known exactly where...
  • The Savage Nation Monthly Forum - MAY 2015

    05/04/2015 9:05:09 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 18 replies
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  • UK taxpayers fund 'pro-terrorist' play based on the words of Hamas killers

    05/04/2015 8:37:45 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-2-2015 | NICK CRAVEN
    British taxpayers are to fund a play sympathising with Palestinian terrorist groups who have murdered civilians and carried out suicide bombings on crowded commuter buses. Arts Council England is handing over £15,000 to producers of a unashamedly one-sided drama based on accounts from the gunmen and bombers of Hamas and the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade. The money will fund a UK tour of their play The Siege, telling of a 2002 stand-off when Israeli troops cornered militants in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, worshipped as Christ’s birthplace. The production has already received cash from the British Council and...
  • Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head (Update:Officer has died)

    05/04/2015 8:37:41 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    NY POst ^ | 5/2/15 | By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding The distraught family of NYPD Officer Brian Moore was preparing for the worst Sunday as his condition deteriorated from a bullet wound to the head that left him on life support. Moore’s parents, including his retired-cop dad, Raymond, were joined by his police partner and dozens of other officers at Jamaica Hospital after he began bleeding uncontrollably and his blood pressure plummeted early Sunday, sources told The Post. At one point, a police chaplain was called to the hospital after...
  • Around 6,800 migrants rescued, baby girl born on Italian navy ship

    05/04/2015 6:05:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-4-2015 | STEVE SCHERER
    Numbers risking the journey in search of a better life have continued to rise two weeks after as many as 900 people drowned in the worst Mediterranean shipwreck in living memory. Crew from the Italian naval vessel Bettica found the woman in labor on a boat overnight -- one of 34 vessels intercepted over the weekend. A photo posted online showed her new daughter sleeping in a makeshift cradle decorated with a pink bow. "Both mother and daughter are in good health," the navy said in a statement. Growing lawlessness and anarchy in Libya -- the last point on one...
  • If Libs were consistent, they'd FORCE Muslims to celebrate pics of Mohammed...

    05/04/2015 5:46:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    5/4/15
    Somehow this just struck me.....the government is attempting to FORCE believers in Jesus to celebrate a perversion of their DEEPLY HELD religious beliefs. Why aren't Muslims being forced to celebrate and/or create depictions of their prophet? I wouldn't want the government to do that, just like I don't want it inflicting anti-Christian beliefs upon Christians.
  • Two gunmen 'carrying explosives' attack anti-Muslim art contest in Texas...(ISIS ?)

    05/03/2015 7:59:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/3/2015 | WILLS ROBINSON
    Two suspects were gunned down after shooting the guard in the leg outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. Building and surrounding area was placed on lockdown by a SWAT team with around 100 attendees still inside Reports suggest the pair were carrying explosives at the time, and another two bombs were discovered nearby The American Freedom Defense Initiative event offered a $10,000 prize for the best caricature of the prophet Involved a keynote speech from far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has linked the Koran to terrorism Two armed suspects believed to be carrying explosives have been shot dead...
  • A peanut for your thoughts.. Caption Jean Claude sKerry

    05/03/2015 4:16:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/3/15
    Don't give hillary any ideas..
  • Ex-US Rep. Inglis gets JFK courage award for climate stance

    05/03/2015 3:31:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    AP ^ | May 3, 2015 | Associated Press
    BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday for reversing his position on climate change despite the predictable political fallout that helped cost the South Carolina Republican his seat in Congress. Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, presented the award to Inglis on Sunday at the JFK Library in Boston."My grandfather's legacy is kept alive by Bob's courageous decision to sacrifice his political career to demand action on the issue that will shape life on Earth for generations to come," said Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg.
  • LOOSE LABOR MARKETS DRIVE DOWN WAGES

    05/03/2015 1:53:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | Jan. 2011 | Roy Beck
    Rising immigration from the 1820s to the Civil War drove down wages for free black Americans and immigrants alike. Jeffrey Williamson and Peter Lindert's macroeconomic history shows that between 1816 and 1856, the American Northeast was transformed from the "Jeffersonian ideal" to a society more typical of developing economies with marked income inequality and very low wages for laborers. As badly as new immigrants often were treated by established Americans, even worse treatment was meted out to black Americans by the immigrants. Organizing themselves into trade unions, immigrant laborers helped set the terms of hiring at many urban workplaces. Not...
  • Question:Freddie Gray Case.Who Selects The 12 Jurors?"The Powers That Be",Or The Attorneys.

    05/03/2015 11:27:08 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 27 replies
    So is this going to be another O.J. Trial? Where in the early stages half of the jurors didn't care for the evidence and had O.J. already declared innocent while the jurors in behalf of the Goldman were leaning for a guilty verdict and in the end set O.J.free? What will happen this time around? Will we have six black and six white jurors winding up with no decision,aka,"Hung Jury"?,Hopefully this will take place in the winter, last thing Baltimore needs are riots in the summer.
  • BALTIMORE PROSECUTOR RECEIVED CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM FREDDIE GRAY’S FAMILY ATTORNEY

    05/03/2015 10:40:00 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/1/2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    The Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Baltimore City is asking for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to remove herself from the Freddie Gray investigation and appoint a special prosecutor. On Friday, Mosby announced she was filing charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. According to Capital Gazette, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge argues she has a personal conflict due to connections with both Freddie Gray’s attorney Bill Murphy and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby. Attorney and former judge William (Bill) H. Murphy, Jr. represents the Gray family. Murphy was also a...
  • Fidel Castro's double life revealed:

    05/03/2015 8:30:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/15 | Sophie Jane
    Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, 66, makes explosive claims in a new tell-all book Says Castro directed cocaine trafficking operations 'like a real godfather' Adds Cuban dictator presided over the trials of two government officials He then 'made other officials watch a video of one of men's executions' Sanchez was eventually imprisoned and tortured in Cuba in 1994 after he attempted to retire over concerns about Castro's 'corrupt' practices Castro, now 88, was previously Prime Minister and President of country
  • A Renaissance of Liberty Is Coming

    America is reaching a critical mass of people who support liberty “But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations.”
  • Income Inequality, are Dems serious?

    05/03/2015 8:51:00 AM PDT · by asinclair · 12 replies
    Vanity
    Income inequality -- most Democrat-proposed solutions don't give any incentive to the employee, at all levels, to work better and more productively in order to earn more money by their effort. I propose here extending the "bonus pool" to all employees, and show how government can help make that happen.
  • Insurance and Kiowa the Dog

    05/03/2015 7:50:36 AM PDT · by waterhill · 27 replies
    Insurance lady asked me what kind of dog do I have.... I said half red heeler half lab and she is a good dog. She asked me how big she was (she is 80 lbs, but I said none of your business) I am getting upset at this point. I told her that if ever Ki was to get out of control that I would 'fix' it. I am not above certain things. I just don't like noses being stuck up my ass. I live on the family ranch and I have to have big dogs. This is just pissing...
  • 'Saluting Marine' preps for annual vigil

    05/03/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    utsandiego.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Pam Kragen
    Tim Chambers of Vista is famous for 5-hour frozen tribute to vets on Memorial Day weekend VISTA, Calif. — Every year on Memorial Day weekend, more than 800,000 motorcyclists rumble through the streets of Washington, D.C., in a display of respect for war dead and military veterans known as Rolling Thunder. And standing at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street to acknowledge each and every rider is “The Saluting Marine.” Veteran Marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers of Vista started his silent vigil on a whim in 2002. Today, he considers the annual effort both his civic duty...
  • Cops in Freddie Gray's death: Could politics tangle prosecutor's case? (+video)

    05/03/2015 7:31:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5-2-2015 | Patrik Jonsson
    State prosecutor Marilyn Mosby bears a heavy burden in prosecuting six Baltimore police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. The activist sweep of her announcement could complicate the task. A questionable arrest, a moment of lost humanity, and actions of a "depraved heart" – those ideas are at the center of the legal case against six Baltimore police officers whose actions on April 12, the state alleges, led to the “homicide” of Freddie Gray, whose death roiled Baltimore and intensified anti-police brutality protests nationwide. “To the youth of this city, I will seek justice on your behalf," Baltimore state...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/3 7-11pm est

    05/03/2015 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Vision · 12 replies
    WAMU ^ | 5/3/15 | 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/
  • Trooper at center of Palin probe loses police certificate

    05/03/2015 5:33:27 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    Peninsula Clarion ^ | Saturday, May 2, 2015 | http://www.ktuu.com
    ANCHORAGE (AP) — Officials have revoked the law enforcement certification of the former Alaska State Trooper at the center of the so-called Troopergate scandal that led to investigations into whether Sarah Palin abused her power as governor. http://m.peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/trooper-at-center-of-palin-probe-loses-police-certificate#gsc.tab=0
  • The Obama State China Service (Video)

    05/02/2015 10:15:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4-27-2015
    For a new state china service, First Lady Michelle Obama wanted it to have modern elements, but also for it to be practical, in the sense that it would be complementary to the preceding historic state services. The Obama State China Service consists of eleven-piece place settings for 320. Mrs. Obama sought a different color from the more primary red, green, blue, and yellow used on the more recent state services. She chose a blue inspired by the waters off the President’s home state of Hawai’i, calling it “Kailua Blue.” A fluted band of the Kailua Blue color, framed by...
  • High School Thug Bullies Classmate for ‘Talking White,’ Teacher Does Nothing As Thug Gets Pummeled

    05/02/2015 9:24:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    www.inquisitr.com ^ | may 2, 2015
    Bullying, at any age, is horrific in and of itself. However, when the bullying is initiated simply because someone does something in a manner that the bully does not agree with, and for no other reason, and the bully refuses to back down and leave things as they are, the bully becomes a much bigger threat. This was the case in a high school where a bully, described as a “thug,” would not back down and followed a student back and forth between two classrooms while students looked onward, refusing to step in and help the bullied boy out. The cause of...
  • Mayweather VS Pacquiao LIVE THREAD

    05/02/2015 8:18:05 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 265 replies
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  • The Future of Guns: Political Battle Will Focus on States

    05/02/2015 7:39:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-27-15 | Jennifer Carlson
    Sociologist Jennifer Carlson says Americans will become more bitterly divided over the place of guns in society. The most significant development won’t be a nationwide swing toward gun rights or gun control—but a widening and entrenched gulf that will divide Americans politically, socially and even technologically. Gun-control initiatives will follow the approach blazed by the gun lobby, shifting away from the national stage and focusing increasingly on state-level efforts in places like California, Colorado, Connecticut and Washington. With the gun debate focused on state-level politics, high-profile shootings will exacerbate the division between these two Americas: in restrictive states, a demand...
  • Why Sarah Palin should run for U.S. president: Hepburn

    05/02/2015 6:24:36 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 38 replies
    The Star.com ^ | By: Bob Hepburn Politics, Published on Sat May 02 2015 | By: Bob Hepburn Politics, Published on Sat May 02 2015
    Supporters increase calls for former Alaskan governor to seek Republican nomination for president.
  • Why the ‘5 Best Baseball Movies’ Are Actually Terrible

    05/02/2015 4:38:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 132 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | James Jay Carafano
    $212.46. That is what the average family of four spent at a major league ballgame last year. For the budget-conscious, that price tag makes it mighty tempting to stay home and enjoy the boys of summer on TV—either a live game or a classic baseball movie. But watching some of the most fondly remembered films about the national passtime suggest that maybe both the game’s time and what made America great are passing. Here are five films that make the case.5. Moneyball (2011) Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill take the Oakland Athletics from a mediocre, going-broke franchise to a cash-cow...
  • 'Hacktivists' from around the world take to social media to stir Baltimore unrest

    05/02/2015 4:37:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 2, 2015 | Scott Dance
    What they found was that much of the activity was coming from well outside of Baltimore, in some cases from Russia, China, India and the Middle East. "I just killed a pig," wrote one tweet, showing a bloodied police officer slumped on the ground. Not only was the photo of an officer in South America, but the account sharing it was not in Baltimore. Another tweet, which appeared to be coming from the Baltimore police, asked, "Why are we even tweeting?" and suggested that the protesters couldn't read. It also referred to them with a racial slur.
  • My son (5year old) acting Bruce Lee's Nunchaku scene (video)

    05/02/2015 1:51:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | may 1, 2015 | bruce ryu
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    05/02/2015 1:34:12 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/2/15 | By JENNY STANTON
    Isis militants slaughter more than 300 Yazidi captives in northern Iraq after thousands were taken captive from villages Isis militants slaughter more than 300 Yazidi captives in northern Iraq after thousands were taken captive from villages Hundreds of Yazidi prisoners have been killed near Mosul in northern Iraq Yazidi Progress Party condemned the 'heinous criminal acts' by extremists More than 300 Yazidi prisoners have been slaughtered by Islamic State militants near Mosul in Iraq. According to the Yazidi Progress Party, hundreds were murdered by Isis on Friday in the Tal Afar district, although it is not known how they were...