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  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo: We would like to take this opportunity to separate fact from fiction:

    01/28/2015 9:13:21 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 10 replies
    We would like to take this opportunity to separate fact from fiction: There was never a Muslim prayer – or a prayer of any specific religion at the Stock Show this year. Because the Stock Show is an annual community event that attracts many visitors from around the world, country and state each year, last spring, we established a faith-based committee consisting of a wide range of local clergy. We based our decision on and selected our participants from the Mayor’s Faith Cabinet Directory. We invited each participant to provide a one-minute prayer to include the safety of the contestants,...
  • Huis Ten Bosch theme park to get hotel staffed by robots

    01/28/2015 9:42:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | January 28, 2015
    NAGASAKI A hotel with robot staff and face recognition instead of room keys will open this summer in Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki Prefecture, the operator of the theme park said Tuesday. The two-story Henn na Hotel is scheduled to open July 17. It will be promoted with the slogan A Commitment for Evolution, Huis Ten Bosch Co. said. The name reflects how the hotel will change with cutting-edge technology, a company official said. This is a play on words: Henn is also part of the Japanese word for change. Robots will provide porter service, room cleaning, front desk...
  • 66 Unvaccinated Students Barred From Returning To Palm Desert High For 2 Weeks

    Parents of the students being barred from campus will get a phone call from the districts nursing staff and a letter and phone call from the county health department, district officials said. Parents also were advised to watch for symptoms in their children, including fevers or rashes.
  • NASA, Boeing and SpaceX to Launch 1st Commercial Crew Ships to Space Station in 2017

    After a hiatus of six long years, US astronauts will finally launch to space in a revolutionary new pair of private crew capsules under development by Boeing and SpaceX, starting in 2017, that will end our sole source reliance on the Russians for launching our astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Two years from now, crews will start flying to space aboard the first US commercial spaceships, launching atop US rockets from US soil, said officials from Boeing, SpaceX and NASA at a joint news conference on Monday, Jan. 26. The human rated spaceships also known as space...
  • Cost Of Victoza

    01/28/2015 9:57:47 AM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 14 replies
    I hope this question is not too personal. Does anybody have Medicare Part D and take Victoza and if so how much does Medicare Part D cover????
  • Zombie Cat in Tampa Rises from the Grave

    01/28/2015 10:23:25 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    CBS News - local ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | CBS Miami
    Bart the cat should be renamed zombie cat after he was hit by a car, buried and then crawled out of his grave five days later. According to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, theyve seen many cases at their clinic but this situation may take the cake! They are now caring for a 2-3 year old black and white cat named Bart who was found by his owner after being hit by a car. The cat appeared to be lifeless and his owner, Ellis Hutson, buried him in a shallow grave. Five days later, the cat showed up in...
  • Loretta Lynch, in Confirmation Hearing, Defends Legality of Obama Immigration Action

    01/28/2015 8:55:22 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    ny times ^ | 1-28-2015 | CARLHULSE andMATTAPUZZO
    Loretta E. Lynch, the nominee to become attorney general, on Wednesday defended the legality of President Obamas immigration policy at the start of a confirmation hearing in which the new Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee promised tough questions. Republicans have been particularly critical of the presidents decision last year to unilaterally ease the threat of deportation for millions of unauthorized immigrants. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. approved the legal justification for that action. Some Republicans have said Ms. Lynchs views on the subject will determine their votes, and Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the new Republican chairman of the committee,...
  • Jewish leader implores politicians to prevent another Auschwitz...

    01/28/2015 8:39:53 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 19 replies
    NY Dail news ^ | 1/28/15 | AP
    Jewish leader implores politicians to prevent another Auschwitz during 70th anniversary commemoration Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, stood next to the gate of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau as he warned against the rise of anti-Semitism. BRZEZINKA, Poland A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz. Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, warned of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe. He made his...
  • Contrast: Putin backs existing Mideast balance of power as Obama boosts Irans jihadist ascent

    01/28/2015 7:02:32 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 1-26-2015 | Yossef Bodansky
    Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are no more, and Jordan and Yemen are not far behind. In their place there have emerged entities based on ethnic, tribal, and religious self-identities: the Sunni Arab Islamic Caliphate of the al-Jazira heartland, the predominantly Alawite-Druze entity of western Syria, the Shiite Hizbullah land, the Maronite-Druze bloc, the Shiite Arab entity of southeastern Iraq, and the Kurdish land. Yemen is being torn apart between the Houthis, Hadhramautis, and smaller groups. Two major recent events Israels target killing of Iranian and Hizbullah senior officers on the Golan Heights on Jan. 18, and the death...
  • The Surprising History of American Snipers Wolves, Sheep, and Sheepdogs Speech

    01/28/2015 6:45:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    slate ^ | 1-21-2015 | Michael Cummings and Eric Cummings
    This past weekend, American Sniper sold millions of tickets, and introduced millions of Americans to a novel turn of phrase. In an early scene set at the dinner table, Chris Kyles father tells him that there are three kinds of people in the world: wolves, sheep, and sheepdogs. The scene is a canny invention by screenwriter Jason Hall, but he didnt come up with that analogy. The origins of this sheepdog analogy help explain why the film has resonated with audiences. The sheepdog speech comes from Lieutenant Colonel David Grossmans book On Combat, published in 2004. (It doesnt appear in...
  • Saudis concerned about ISIS, Iran: Sen. McCain

    01/28/2015 6:22:19 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    cnbc ^ | 1-28-2015
    The Arizona Republican, who opposed President Barack Obama in the 2008 election, joined the president and other bipartisan U.S. dignitaries in Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and meet the new leader of the oil-rich nation, King Salman. Meanwhile, McCain said he's holding a hearing in the Armed Services Committee Wednesday morning to shine light on the negative impact of the sequestration spending cuts on the U.S. military. "We need to repeal sequestration," he saidadding that this budget mechanism puts the military at risk of not being able to properly defend the nation.
  • Military has wide discretion on Bergdahl charges

    01/28/2015 6:12:05 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Possible charges and possible punishments: ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE This would be one of the least serious offenses. Tens of thousands of soldiers have walked away from their posts over the last decade, some for a few hours, others for a weekend or even weeks. Usually if service members are charged with being AWOL, the assumption is that they intended to return to duty. Often they get some type of administrative punishment. In more serious cases they are discharged. DESERTION WITH INTENT TO AVOID HAZARDOUS DUTY OR TO SHIRK IMPORTANT SERVICE This is one of the more likely charges. It is...
  • Positioning Recent Layoffs Announcements in Bigger Economic Picture

    01/28/2015 5:53:42 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    fox business ^ | 1-26-2015 | Chris Versace
    Schlumberger (SLB) said it would cut 9,000 jobs, or about 7% of its workforce in response to falling oil prices. Soon thereafter, oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) said it expects to lay off about 7,000 employees. American Express (AXP) has shared that it plans to cut more than 4,000 jobs over the coming year. Online auction site eBay (EBAY) announced it will lay off more than 2,000 workers, about 7% of its global workforce, and may split off its enterprise unit in addition to PayPal. United Airlines has shared it is assessing whether to...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! January 28, 2015

    01/28/2015 2:48:40 AM PST · by GregB · 15 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air - and all indications are that they will be, very soon! As we wait, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Winklevoss Twins Look To Legitimize Bitcoin With A Regulated US Exchange

    01/27/2015 11:01:02 PM PST · by zeestephen · 9 replies ^ | 23 January 2015 | Chris Welch
    Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss think they have the answer to Bitcoin's rocky 2014 and tumbling value: a "fully regulated" Bitcoin exchange based in the United States..."A growing number of US investors, traders, financial institutions and businesses wanted to get involved with bitcoin directly, but had no options other than to trade overseas or sit on the sidelines."
  • Pro-choice doctor explains why she doesnt do abortions

    01/27/2015 10:46:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | January 26, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    Pro-choice author Lori Freedman quotes Dr. Vivian Costa who, despite being pro-choice, decided not to do abortions in her practice. She explains why: It is an end of life, and while I feel the patient should have an option, I didnt feel comfortable being a provider. Lori Freedman Willing and Unable: Doctors Constraints in Abortion Care (Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 2010) 40
  • Pet rabbit delivers beer on command (Video)

    01/27/2015 9:20:24 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-24-2015 | Wallace TheMadKing
    This event marks the release of an epic accomplishment. I have been collaborating for the past year with my girlfriend's pet rabbit to create performance art and "happenings" that capture this rabbit's capabilities and worldly passions. In a million years, neither Wallace nor I would have guessed that our creative endeavors would take this route but after such a long journey we arrive at this significant moment. If you can, please take the time to watch this video that we are both truly proud of. I couldn't have done any of this if it wasn't for Wallace, and he wouldn't...
  • Be The Gray Man

    01/27/2015 5:29:15 PM PST · by Kartographer · 45 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 1/27/15 | by M.F.
    One of the lesser-discussed survival topics, even among preppers, is the eventual need to go out into whats left of the world after the fan turns brown. Most preppers focus on making preparations to survive the onslaught of unforeseeable calamities that are more than likely heading our way in the near future. While none of us can say for sure what exactly will happen to bring on a survival situation, we are all pretty sure that something wicked this way comes. Even non-preppers can feel that something is wrong. It doesnt take a rocket surgeon to figure out that the...
  • Couple says mother gave them her newborn baby in Lakewood, saying she didn't want it anymore

    01/27/2015 5:21:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | , Lindsay Watts
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Lakewood police are investigating whether a newborn baby was abandoned by her mother near a Walmart parking lot on Tuesday morning or if the child was legally dropped off under Colorado's Safe Haven Law. Firefighters told 7NEWS that a middle-aged couple left a baby girl with them at West Metro Fire Station No. 1 around 8:15 a.m. The couple told firefighters they were at a nearby store when they were approached by a woman who said she didn't want the child and gave it to them. Police confirm that store was the Walmart on West Colfax Avenue...
  • When Real Disaster Strikes: These Are The People Who Will Loot, Pillage and Kill You For Your Food

    01/27/2015 5:15:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 65 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/27/15 | Mac Slavo
    Time and again we are reminded why it is prudent to have a back up plan just in case things go wrong. Youve already got car insurance, house insurance, medical insurance and life insurance. But what about disaster insurance? And no, were not talking about a piece of paper guarantee issued by some behemoth corporation who youre supposed to call when things go wrong. Real disaster insurance in this context refers to your own personal and familial emergency reserve supplies and strategies, to be consumed and implemented when all hell breaks loose.
  • A special kind of hate

    01/27/2015 4:51:59 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/27/15 | Pat Condell
    A special kind of hate Muslim anti-Semitism in Europe. Jews in Europe report a surge in anti-Semitism 74% of French Jews are considering emigration Jews flee anti-Semitism upsurge in Europe French Muslims see Jews controlling the economy
  • Teddy Bear the Porcupine Predicts Super Bowl XLIX Winner

    01/27/2015 4:23:45 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Can Teddy Bear the Porcupine accurately predict the winner of the Super Bowl for the FOURTH year in a row? Don't ever underestimate the power of po'pine prognostication! See who he picks to win Super Bowl XLIX (2015). Copyright 2015, Zooniversity LLC. Online sites are welcome to link to this address or embed with Google ads intact (no ad blocking). FILE COPYING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED WITHO
  • Lodi woman suspected of shoplifting, having explosive devices ID'd

    01/27/2015 4:09:11 PM PST · by eastforker · 24 replies ^ | 1/27/2015 | Gamaliel Ortiz
    LODI, Calif. (KCRA) A 23-year-old woman stopped on suspicion of shoplifting at two stores in Lodi had two pipe bomb-like devices inside her getaway vehicle, police said.
  • Disney Eyeing Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Revival

    01/27/2015 3:31:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Heres one from the helluva good idea department. Marvel offerings are soaring, and Star Wars is being reinvigorated by director JJ Abrams. Now, Disney has just started to turn its attention to reviving the Indiana Indiana Jones bullwhipJones franchise after buying the rights from Paramount in 2013.
  • Black 'leaders' ripped for courting abortion industry

    01/27/2015 3:16:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | January 27, 2015 | Jody Brown
    Pro-Life Black 'leaders' ripped for courting abortion industry Jody Brown ( Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services 35 Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Jr. calls it a "tragedy" that more than half of all African-American pregnancies end in abortion. Just as tragic, he says, is that many black pastors are fully aware of it but as "shepherds" they are choosing to ignore it, effectively "leading their sheep to the slaughter." According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and the Guttmacher Institute, a disproportionate amount of...
  • Autopsy: Cobb Co. couple died from gunshot wounds to head

    01/27/2015 3:04:34 PM PST · by eastforker · 41 replies
    fox5live ^ | 1/27/2015 | MYFOXATLANTA STAFF
    TELFAIR COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities have confirmed the two bodies found Monday are those of the missing Cobb County couple as authorities charge the man they believe lured them to south Georgia, robbed and killed them. Medical examiner's say an autopsy revealed that Bud and June Runion died from gunshot wounds to the head.
  • Ive Been Through the Innerwebz on a Post with No Name (Ann Barnhardt)

    01/27/2015 2:08:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies ^ | January 23, 2015 | Ann Barnhardt
    1. The aberrosexual NFL washout Michael Sam proposed to the guy whose bodyhe uses for masturbatory friction on the cupola of St. Peters Basilica in Rome exactly, directly over the tomb of St. Peter. Because there was no other place on the surface of the earth that these shameless sodomites could have mocked and aped the sacrament of marriage. They had to do it whilst LITERALLY dancing on the grave of St. Peter. Folks, the objective of these people and their satanic agenda is not, never has been, and never will be a peaceful co-existence. The order of progression,...
  • What Race Officials Noticed in a Photographers Finish(truncated)

    01/27/2015 1:31:48 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies ^ | 01/27/2015 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On first glance you might miss it. But what race officials in Houston spotted in a photographers finish line-area picture of a horse race has led to the jockey facing felony charges.
  • TECHNOLOGY Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

    01/27/2015 12:35:30 PM PST · by edzo4 · 16 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 1-27-2014 | ALISTAIR BARR
    Google Inc. is preparing to offer its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service in four new metro areas, the latest step in a careful expansion of the service. Google will announce launches of Google Fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. in coming days, according to two people familiar with the situation.
  • The Kingston Armory .22 LR Garand is a Small Caliber Replica of the Original

    01/27/2015 9:05:28 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies ^ | 01/22/2015 | Rob Reed
    The rifle is built to replicate the original in look, feel, and heft. The heart of the design is a .22 caliber receiver based on the design of the Ruger 10/22, but made of steel, not aluminum. The receiver is housed in a stock and hand guards made from real American Walnut.
  • US Army Denies Desertion Charge For Bergdahl

    01/27/2015 8:49:03 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | 1-27-2015
    NBC cited defence officials and said the charges could come against the soldier within a week. But Lt Col Alayne Conway, spokeswoman for Army public affairs, said nodecision had been made yet in theBergdahl case. She said: "We are aware of the inaccurate media reporting. To be clear there have been no actions or decisions on the SgtBergdahl investigation. "The investigation is still with General Mark Milley, commanding general of Forces Command, who is reviewing now the Army's facts and findings to determine, impartially, any appropriate next steps and possible actions - which ranges from no further action to convening...
  • Delaware Declares Feb. 12 Charles Darwin Day

    01/27/2015 7:49:29 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | Elliot Jager
    Delaware's Democratic Gov. Jack Markell has designated Feb. 12 as Charles Darwin Day in his state, to coincide with the explorer's 206th birthday, The Huffington Post reported. Darwin presented his theory of evolution in "On the Origin of Species," published in 1859. The Delaware proclamation was made at the initiative of Chuck Dyke, a member of Delaware Atheist Meetup. He put in a routine request for a special recognition through the website of the governor's office, according to Patheos, a site devoted to faith issues.Markell cited Darwin's discoveries as "the foundation of modern biology [and] an essential tool in understanding...
  • Transgender Woman to Be Pennsylvania's Physician General

    01/27/2015 7:17:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 60 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | Andrea Billups
    A transgender physician will soon become Pennsylvania's new physician general, the Washington Blade reported. Dr. Rachel Levine, an expert in adolescent eating disorders and behavior health, was nominated for the Commonwealth's highest medical post by progressive Gov. Tom Wolf. She made her transition from man to woman five years ago, and with her appointment will become "the highest-ranking transgender person to ever hold a position within state government," the Blade said. Levine graduated from Harvard College and Tulane University Medical School, and has practiced pediatrics and psychiatry for about three decades, PennLive reported. She has been a physician at Penn...
  • Phone Company Outraged By Fraud, Abuse In Obamaphone Program

    01/27/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 1/26/2015 | Brian Maass
    DENVER (CBS4) A nationwide cellphone company distributing phones and cellphone plans in Denver as part of a massive government program says it is outraged by the unacceptable actions uncovered by a CBS4 undercover investigation. The response from Total Call Mobile comes nearly three months after an undercover CBS4 investigation revealed multiple examples of fraud and cheating in the phone distribution program. The Lifeline program is aimed at providing free cellphone service to the poor and needy. It handed out more than 13 million free cellphone plans in the first six months of 2014. In Colorado, the program handed out...
  • Dropkick Murphys to Walker: 'We literally hate you'

    01/27/2015 6:20:53 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    ky3 ^ | 1-27-2015
    BOSTON - A veteran Celtic punk rock band has asked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop using their music at appearances because they hate him. In a Jan. 24 tweet to Walker, Dropkick Murphys said, "Please stop using our music in any way ... We literally hate you!! Love, Dropkick Murphys." The tweet was in response to Walker playing their song "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" as he took the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit.
  • Dow futures off nearly 300 points after data miss

    01/27/2015 6:08:51 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    cnbc ^ | 1-27-2015
    U.S. stock index futures furthered already steep declines after data had orders for U.S. durable goods unexpectedly falling in December, adding to a bearish view as corporate earnings disappointed. Earnings season is poised to gather steam this week, with some of Wall Street's biggest names lined up to report. Apple releases its earnings after the close on Tuesday, with analysts expecting the tech firm to beat consensus. Poor weather conditions have brought New York and other areas in the north-east to a standstill, however extreme forecasts have been downgraded, with some meteorologists predicting less snowfall than initially expected. The travel...
  • U.S. reaffirms policy on terrorist concessions

    01/27/2015 5:55:55 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Japan News ^ | 1-27-2015
    Our views on this are well known, said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki during the daily press briefing in Washington, according to the official transcript. Weve spoken about them frequently publicly and have for years. We dont make concessions to terrorists. That remains the case. A reporter then said: So you dont make concessions to terrorists. But at the same time, was there not a prisoner exchange for [Bowe] Bergdahl? Bergdahl, a soldier in the U.S. Army, was held captive by a Taliban-linked group in Afghanistan for nearly five years until May 2014. Sergeant Bergdahl was a member of the...
  • Enough is enough on West Coast port labor dispute

    01/27/2015 5:41:56 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Press Telegram ^ | 1-25-2015 | The Los Angeles News Group Editorial Board, Long Beach Press Telegram
    West Coast dockworkers and their employers need to stop holding the economy hostage and sign a labor contract. Escalating the dispute with slowdowns is causing pain far from the docks, where an estimated $500 billion of cargo is handled annually between the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. The fallout from the severe congestion is reverberating across the United States. Retailers, meat exporters ... the list of businesses suffering losses due to the backlog at the port goes on and on. There are tens of thousands of peoples lives directly touched by the dispute but most people have no clue...
  • Pilot deploys airplane's parachute and ditches airplane

    01/27/2015 5:18:11 AM PST · by navysealdad · 21 replies
    The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft 253 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii Sunday.
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! January 27, 2015

    01/27/2015 3:50:27 AM PST · by GregB · 28 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air - and all indications are that they will be, very soon! As we wait, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Flowers at Madibas grave dying: report

    01/27/2015 12:00:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | 2015-01-27 09:11
    Boreholes and a reservoir on former president Nelson Mandelas farm in Qunu in the Eastern Cape have reportedly run dry, affecting livestock and the watering of plants at the family gravesite. The Daily Dispatch spoke to two sources who claimed Mandelas farm has been without water since early January. Two cows have died in the last two months, and the gardens are no longer tended, including Mandelas gravesite. There is no water for the plants and flowers next to his grave and these are dying, the sources stated. However, Mandelas eldest grandson Mandla Mandela denied this, telling the Daily Dispatch...
  • Sheppy Smith is now a meteorologist

    01/26/2015 7:36:32 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 110 replies
    01-26-2015 | Me
    They cancelled Hannity tonight for some dude that looks like a queen bee to tell me it's gonna snow in the northeast.
  • Basic Supplies for a Winter Snow-Storm Power Outage

    01/26/2015 6:52:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Modern Survival ^ | 11/4/11 | Ken Jorgustin
    Here are a few of the basic items that you may want on-hand while in survival mode during a winter snow-storm power outage situation. These are very minimal considerations, but they at least should provide a small amount of comfort inside your home, and will hopefully get you thinking about other items to have on hand.
  • Consumer Reports: Best TVs for the Super Bowl

    01/26/2015 6:31:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 35 replies ^ | 1-26-15 | unattributed
    A sports bar is a great place to watch the big game. But if youre buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports has complete buying advice. Its testers say a screen thats at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd. Testers in Consumer Reports labs size up hundreds of TVs every year. Also important is a set that delivers a wide viewing angle. When youre watching a big game with a crowd of friends, not everyone is going to get that great seat front and center. One of the concerns...
  • Untouched for decades: Photographer takes amazing series of images of perfectly preserved home

    01/26/2015 4:59:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies ^ | january 26, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman
    With polished silverware still in the kitchen drawers and outdated toiletries sitting on a dusty dressing table, these incredible photographs show a perfectly preserved home that was abandoned by its owners decades ago. From the retro patterned wallpaper to the well out-of-date food in the pantry, the dilapidated home in Ontario, Canada, is a remarkable time capsule. An urban explorer called Dave made the stunning discovery while he was looking at abandoned properties in his home province - and documented his findings on his websiteFreaktography. 'The sight upon entering this house was eerie, breath-taking and weird,' he said. 'There is...
  • She Killed Her Baby in an Illegal Abortion: It Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

    01/26/2015 4:54:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | 1/26/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In the United States, one in four women are victims of domestic abuse, which is why some abortion advocates argue that women need safe and legal abortion care. In fact, they believe that abortion is a life-saving option because pregnancy can tether women to violent men. Tragically, a recent example of this argument appeared in the article, I Gave Myself an Illegal Abortion after My Boyfriend Forced Me to Get Pregnant. A woman named Kaity shared that she had an illegal abortion after her abusive boyfriend forced her to get pregnant. She writes, Shane didnt like to use condoms. He...
  • Former Hollywood exec: Cosby drugged and raped me

    01/26/2015 4:25:28 PM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2015 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Former Hollywood executive Cindra Ladd, the wife of Braveheart producer Alan Ladd Jr., alleges that embattled comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969.
  • Dr. Antony Levatino Converts from Abortionist to Pro-Life Leader

    01/26/2015 3:45:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | January 26, 2015 | Mark Stricherz
    WASHINGTON As he walked up Pennsylvania Avenue on the northeast side of the Capitol Thursday afternoon, Dr. Anthony Levatino looked back at thousands of people behind him in the bright sunshine and felt a jaunty solidarity with his fellow marchers. They never judged anyone. They never judged anyone with a deformity, Levatino said, standing a few feet from the white marble steps of the Supreme Court. Forgive the overstatement. Levatinos life has undergone a 180-degree change. Levatino was an abortion doctor. Now he is a pro-life gynecologist. Levatino said he is at peace with the transformation. Standing on a...
  • Students respond to Obamas State of the Union address

    01/26/2015 12:50:59 PM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies
    The UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 1/26/15 | Simon
    Speaking to a Republican-controlled Congress for the first time since he took office, President Barack Obama emboldened millions of Americans and showed us how the countrys future must be re-written. In essence, Obama gave two speeches, each of which tells the fate of two separate unions. The first one focused on a nation of healers and how our worst days are behind us. And rightfully so. With over 240,000 private sector jobs added per month in 2014, an unemployment of 5.6 percent, the lowest it has been in six years, gas prices nearly $2 a gallon and the highest high...
  • Amorous New Yorkers seek 'blizzard buddies'

    01/26/2015 12:40:43 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    wsbt / cnn ^ | 1-26-2015 | Brandon Griggs
    (CNN) - Forget the bread and milk. Some snowbound New Yorkers are seeking a more, er, intimate kind of nourishment. With the Northeast U.S. bracing for a massive storm that's expected to drop up to 3 feet of snow before it ends Tuesday, a flurry of New Yorkers are placing online ads seeking "blizzard buddies" for companionship, snuggling and, in so many words, sex. A search of Craiglist's recent personal ads for "snow" or "blizzard" turns up scores of New York-area listings -- many not safe for work -- from city dwellers looking for someone to hook up with while...