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  • National Cookie Day 12/4, RollerCoaster Day is 8/16 Any other overlooked holidays?

    12/27/2014 12:46:02 AM PST · by lee martell · 6 replies
    Dec. 27th 2014 | Lee Martell
    We have just finished observing Christmas, the day set aside to celebrate the blessed birth of Jesus Christ, aka the Son of God to most Christian people. My family and I are realistic, we don't worry that much about giving gifts to each other, other than a long phone call, email or greeting card. This is easier when there are not a lot of little children in the family. I like that we as a nation still give a lot of attention to the 4th of July. If there are any pluses to having been subjected to Barack Obama for...
  • Baby's Day Out! Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Take Three-Month-Old Charlotte [$10M Apartment]

    12/26/2014 11:56:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 26, 2014 | KIERAN CORCORAN
    Baby's Day Out! Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Take Three-Month-Old Charlotte out for a walk with doting dad Marc Clintons were seen walking on Fifth Avenue with the baby this Friday Chelsea pushed stroller as she walked next to former President Bill Hillary Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky were also present for the walk By KIERAN CORCORAN 26 December 2014 Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton walked down Fifth Avenue in a pack on Friday, alongside Chelsea's husband Marc Mezvinsky. Chelsea pushed the stroller with baby Charlotte, now three months old, while Bill walked alongside the two, with a protective hand on...
  • Queensland police monitoring IS extremists now living here

    12/26/2014 8:46:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Courier Mail ^ | 10/27/2014 | NEIL DOORLEY
    FIGHTERS from the bloody conflicts in Syria and Iraq are living in Queensland but Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said they were being “closely monitored’’ as part of the state’s terror watch. The “skill sets” and “potential” for “those within the community to commit terror” was a great source of concern, Mr Stewart said. “We are on the highest state of alert for terrorism in this country that we have ever been since World War II and that means we have all got to be very aware – we don’t have to be afraid – that there is a potential for...
  • National OB/GYN organization releases blatantly pro-abortion committee opinion

    12/26/2014 8:21:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 26, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Last month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a Committee Opinion entitled “Increasing Access to Abortion.” In the opinion, ACOG unequivocally condemns pro-life legislation, contending that pro-life laws are bad for women (emphasis added): Legislative restrictions fundamentally interfere with the patient-provider relationship and decrease access to abortion for all women… The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls for advocacy to oppose and overturn restrictions, improve access, and mainstream abortion as an integral component of women’s health care. However, as an “integral component of women’s health care,” we have seen abortion do nothing to improve women’s health....
  • They hate us because they ain't us (Now where did I hear that before)

    12/26/2014 8:07:27 PM PST · by eastforker · 9 replies
    me and the interview | 12/26/2014 | eastforker
    I gotta say that is what comes to mind when I read about all the looting, riots,protest of the liberal left.
  • Azealia Banks goes on Twitter rant, calling for $100 trillion in reparations

    12/26/2014 7:28:46 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 84 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12/26/14 | BY MOLLY FRIEDMAN
    Azealia Banks goes on Twitter rant, calling for $100 trillion in reparations The hip hop star says African Americans are owed 'major bucks' by JP Morgan, Chase and American families. She incites violence against descendants of the DeWolf family: 'They should all have their houses burned and their finances seized.' Azealia Banks says major corporations made bank off slave labor. And now she wants them to pay it back. The hip hop star published a series of accusatory tweets on Friday, arguing that major corporations owe African Americans “major bucks” - up to $100 trillion - after profiting from slavery...
  • Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film (rarely seen 1980 documentary)

    12/26/2014 7:21:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
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    Hollywood (also known as, Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film) is a 1980 documentary series produced by Thames Television which explored the establishment and development of the Hollywood studios and its impact on 1920s culture. The series consists of thirteen fifty-minute episodes, with each episode dealing with a specific aspect of Hollywood history. The actor James Mason, an enthusiast of the period, supplied the narration; a lilting score was contributed by Carl Davis. Technical quality was an important aspect of the production. Silent films had often been screened on television from poor-quality copies running at an inaccurate speed,...
  • Unborn children of Peace Corps members in jeopardy thanks to new abortion funding

    12/26/2014 6:49:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    live action news ^ | December 24, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby have long rallied for U.S. Peace Corps members to have abortion coverage footed by federal tax funding. According to The Hill, efforts by Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) have granted their wish through the Appropriations bill: Though it was best known for preventing a government shutdown, the Appropriations bill also contained provisions that will ensure for the first time that Peace Corps volunteers have access to abortion in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the woman. Planned Parenthood has also lavished Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) with kudos for his...
  • Huffington Post Ignores Pro-Life View In “News” Reports on Abortion

    12/26/2014 6:25:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIfe News ^ | 12/26/14 | Melissa Mullins |
    Here’s a question: how can you tell when you are reading “news” from the Huffington Post? Answer: When both views on a highly controversial topic are NOT given…meaning, only the liberal view. Case in point: An article Samantha Lachman at the Huffington Post wrote on Monday about the Federal appeals court declaring a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show a woman the ultrasound and describing the images in detail before going through an abortion as unconstitutional. The Huffington Post decided to quote only abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood and The Center for Reproductive Rights. From the Huffington Post:...
  • Parents of disabled baby arrange their child’s death by starvation

    12/26/2014 5:33:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 24, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Charles L. Bosk, a writer and researcher, spent time in a pediatric hospital where doctors and nurses took care of disabled and/or premature babies. Sometimes, when disabled babies were born (despite the program’s efforts to detect and abort them), the parents didn’t want them. Bosk wrote about a couple that chose not to treat their disabled baby with routine surgery, but instead allowed the child to die: She [the woman who counseled the parents] reported that the parents had decided not only that they did not want to repair the child’s oomphalecele, but they wanted the child to die, and...
  • Abortionist: abortion is a “sacrament” and women abort out of love

    12/26/2014 5:13:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 24, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    In an article in Florida Today, abortionist Patricia Baird-Windle had some things to say about her work: I now consider abortion to be a major blessing, and to be a sacrament in the hands of women….At the very crucible of the sacrament of abortion work is the sentence in a letter written to me by a woman when I retired, and that is some women have an abortion out of love for the baby. She identifies herself as “pro-abortion.” So what exactly is this “sacrament” that is done out of “love”? A while ago I interviewed Catherine Anthony Adair, a...
  • Philadelphia Transit Officers Help Woman Deliver Baby on Train

    12/26/2014 2:57:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    ABC ^ | ABC
    It was quite a Christmas delivery. Two transit officers in Philadelphia helped a woman deliver a baby Thursday while on board a train, reports ABC News station WPVI. The delivery happened on the Market-Frankford subway train. Sgt. Daniel Caban was the first to respond. He didn't have much time to spare. Officer Darrell James joined Caban, with the two helping the woman deliver her baby, a healthy boy. A SEPTA officer was later seen holding the baby. Officials said the mother and child were taken to a local hospital in good condition.
  • Police: Cartel claims they have kidnapped Border Patrol agent

    12/26/2014 9:21:46 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    valleycentral.com ^ | 12/26/14 | by Nadia Galindo
    Police: Cartel claims they have kidnapped Border Patrol agent by Nadia Galindo A person claiming to be a member of a cartel claims they have kidnapped a border agent and threatened their life, according to police. Border Patrol is making contact with all personnel in the Rio Grande Valley. They have now confirmed that all agents working the day of the threat have been accounted for at this time.
  • ‘When I Opened It, I Said, ‘Oh My God”: What an Uncle Found Inside a PlayStation 4 Box

    12/26/2014 9:11:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 26, 2014 | dave urbanski
    Igor Baksht made a big Christmas purchase from a Colorado Walmart last Friday — a PlayStation 4 bundle for his 13-year-old niece. But as he was about to wrap the box, Baksht opened it to be certain “everything was inside, that all the contents were inside, all the games were inside,” he told KMGH-TV. Then he got a shock: “When I opened it, I said, ‘Oh my God.’” Instead of a PlayStation 4, the box contained two plastic bags full of rocks, Baksht said. The Stapleton Walmart where he’d made the purchase had closed, so Baksht tried a 24-hour one — but staff...
  • Eric Garner’s family and Rev. Al Sharpton lead tribute for 2 slain NYPD cops

    12/26/2014 8:30:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Dec. 25, 2014 | Bill Hutchinson
    The family of Garner, along with Sharpton, led a moment of silence at the National Action Network in Harlem on Christmas for Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The tribute occurred during an event to feed the homeless and senior citizen.The family of Eric Garner joined the Rev. Al Sharpton for a Christmas Day moment of silence honoring two cops murdered by a deranged killer out to avenge the Staten Island man’s death. Garner’s mother, Gwenn Carr, and his widow, Esaw Garner, paused for the moment of silence at the National Action Network headquarters in Harlem, where they were helping...
  • How Many People Watched 'The Interview' on Christmas?

    12/26/2014 7:09:07 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    In The Capital ^ | 12-26-2014 | Eric Hal Schwartz
    The movie was downloaded illegally more than 750,000 times during the course of the day. That may have something to do with the limited release of the film in theaters, and the fact that it was only released in the U.S., or even that two of the streaming options, Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's Playstation systems, both went down on Christmas and are still having problems.` Regardless of the reasons, it's still not a good sign for Sony's plans to recoup some of the losses caused by the hack with revenue from the movie. There's no official numbers yet, but Variety reported...
  • Alissa Starzak Can Explain Much More Than Alissa Starzak

    12/25/2014 10:20:27 PM PST · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Sundance
    When asked to explain my belief that Obama’s presidency was a construction created from approximately 10 years of pre-thought exquisitely planned detail, many people are puzzled by my reasoning. If you peel back the layers to the Milli Vanilli roadshow – what you will notice is the strategy of putting specific ideologies into the legal affairs offices of all the “non-political” constructs. The Pentagon office of legal counsel, for example, can handcuff the activity of the Pentagon with legal opinion in opposition to the traditional goals of the organization (See Jeh Johnson). Likewise the CIA office of legal counsel, can...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Christmas 12/25 7-11pm est

    12/25/2014 4:49:31 PM PST · by Vision · 29 replies
    WAMU ^ | 12/25/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Christmas and time to relax from the day. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • A Christmas Card From Obama Claus And His Illegal Amigos

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

    12/25/2014 4:13:44 PM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Dr Who Christmas special tonight
  • Monkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend

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

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

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

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

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

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

    12/25/2014 12:42:21 AM PST · by Bender2 · 31 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 17 Sunday, Dec. 28 Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Dallas Cowboys vs....
  • Death of a spouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    12/24/2014 1:24:14 PM PST · by Vision · 14 replies
    WAMU ^ | 12/24/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Christmas Eve! Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • SC's Healing Springs still draw people who believe

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

    12/24/2014 12:53:16 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 107 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 23, 2014 | Robbie Sherrard
    Video LinkNotes and rules...
  • Why does this pilot award passengers a bottle of wine after a long flight?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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