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  • Eagles release QB Tim Tebow

    09/05/2015 10:09:57 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 7 replies
    The Eagles have released Tim Tebow, ending the former Heisman Trophy winner's bid to win the No. 3 quarterback job for Chip Kelly in Philadelphia, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Eagles released QB Tim Tebow, per source.

    09/05/2015 9:53:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 09/05/2015 | Adam Schefter
    T.J. Moe ‏@TJMoe28 25m25 minutes ago Ugh. Very frustrating for a guy that would’ve been QB3 if they had kept a 3rd RT @AdamSchefter: Eagles released QB Tim Tebow, per source.
  • New poll shows Trump walloping Hillary and thats not all

    09/05/2015 4:22:35 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 36 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | September 5, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    The news keeps getting better for Donald Trump with each new poll. In the latest, by SurveylUSA, the Republican presidential front runner is defeating Hillary Clinton and other Democrats in head to head matchups. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/09/05/new-poll-shows-trump-walloping-hillary-and-thats-not-all-247839#ixzz3krWTTErG
  • Donald Trump is a moron

    09/05/2015 2:30:12 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 84 replies
    September 3, 2015 | Eurotwit
    Trump has no idea about the border. He has no idea about most things. Is consveratism dead?
  • Don't Mess With Senior Citizens.

    09/04/2015 6:31:54 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    Truth Follower ^ | Sept 4, 2015 | Truth Follower
    A lady has decided for giving herself a special treat on her Seventeenth birthday by staying overnight in a very expensive & magnificent hotel. Next morning, The Desk clerk handed her a bill of $250. She insisted to know about Highly charged bill "I accept it's a good hotel, but the rooms aren't worth $250..00 for just staying for one night - I didn't even have breakfast!" The Desk clerk told her that Two-Hundred-and-Fifty Dollars is the 'standard rate,' and breakfast had been included had she wanted it. She insisted on Communicating to the Manager. The Manager appeared and, informed...
  • Vanity: S&W 642 for a first gun?

    09/04/2015 3:13:14 PM PDT · by TheDandyMan · 72 replies
    Hello all, Recently, my mother decided to acquire her first handgun, specifically a revolver. After poking through the vast expanses of the inter-webs, one of the prime contenders has come out to be the Smith and Wesson 642. On its face, it seems to fit the bill. Namely, it's small, seems like it's fairly accurate for a gun its size, and can fire +P ammunition. I have seen some complaints about the trigger being somewhat stiff, but, my experience with these guns being non-existent, I don't know if it's worse than other double action only handguns. Also, being an airweight,...
  • Weekly Peppers Thread

    09/04/2015 2:47:27 PM PDT · by z taxman · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Kim Boatman
    I've led a few cleaning expeditions in the garage this summer. So far I count these adventures a success because we haven't lost anyone, and through some intense diplomatic negotiation, we've actually managed to agree to let a few treasures find their way to new homes. But I keep coming across those boxes of canning jars. Some summers ago, I actually found time to make jams, jellies and pickles. (I even found a jar or two of forgotten jam in that garage cupboard, but that's another story.) But the big graniteware canner stopped making appearances in the kitchen about the...
  • Just Like the Good Ol Days Democrats Dress as KKK to Protest Donald Trump (VIDEO)

    09/04/2015 2:18:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Sep. 3, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Ku Klux Klan was founded as the activist wing of the Democratic Party.On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana. The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a Negro hunt, killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could find. (Via Grand Old Partisan) Democrats in hoods slaughtered hundreds of Republicans and blacks across the country. On April 20, 1871 the Republicans...
  • Jailed Ky. Clerk Offers 'Remedy' in Marriage License Battle

    09/04/2015 1:10:26 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    abc news / ap ^ | 9-4-2015
    The Kentucky county clerk, jailed for failing to follow a judges orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, wants her name removed from the marriage certificates, her attorney Matthew Staver told ABC News. She has a very strong conscience and shes just asking for a simple remedy, and that is, remove her name from the certificate and all will be well, Staver said. That simple remedy has simply been ignored by the court and by the governor and thats what should have been done. I think its reprehensible that shes in jail for this when a simple fix could...
  • Firenado! 800,000 gallons of Jim Beam

    09/04/2015 12:29:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/4/15 | Darren Boyle
    A Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky was struck by lightning releasing 800,000 gallons of bourbon into a nearby lake. Then, the lake was hit by a 'firenado' setting the inflammable liquid alight. The firenado was caused when a bolt of lighting hit the ground setting a fire which was in the path of a tornado, which sucked up the flames, creating a terrifying spiraling inferno.
  • French Foreign Minister: We Have 500 Days to Avoid Climate Chaos [5-13-2014]

    09/04/2015 12:06:26 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 45 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | By Patrick Goodenough
    French Foreign Minister: We Have 500 Days to Avoid Climate Chaos By Patrick Goodenough (Update: Adds White House comment) (CNSNews.com) The world has 500 days to avoid climate chaos, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said alongside Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department on Tuesday. We have 500 days to avoid climate chaos, Fabius said. And I know that President Obama and John Kerry himself are committed on this subject and Im sure that with them, with a lot of other friends, we shall be able to reach success in this very important matter.
  • US Federal Grand Jury Indicts Flash Crash Trader

    09/04/2015 11:58:35 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Bulletin Leader ^ | 9-4-2015 | Sam Kerry
    US federal prosecutors are seeking the extradition of London-based day trader Navinder Singh Sarao on charges of market manipulation that they say triggered the May 6, 2010, flash crash in which the Dow lost 10 percent of its value in a matter of minutes. Attorneys for Sarao could not be immediately reached outside of London business hours. The 22-count indictment details Saraos conduct between 2009 and 2014, charging him with fraud and market manipulation. The US levied the same allegations against Sarao in a criminal complaint earlier this year. This, the filing says, would aid Sarao in implementing his scheme....
  • [VANITY] Critical point by Mr. Jeeves re: RAT Vote Fraud and Donald Trump (Mittens would Agree)

    09/04/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by txhurl · 10 replies
    Sept 4 2015 | Self, quoting Mr. Jeeves
    It's funny - I never found the average Californian to be a jerk at all. They are either politically indifferent or just have no clue how their voting choices affect their economy and quality of life. The vote fraud machine is so polished and perfected in California that many, many local elections "won" by conservatives or even moderates end up going to the Leftists with nobody actually realizing what has happened. Democrats are trying to take this machine national, and had some success doing so in battleground states last time. The machine can sometimes be circumvented, however, when confronted with...
  • 6 officers to be tried separately in death of Freddie Gray

    09/04/2015 11:24:14 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    cbs 58 ^ | 9-2-2015 | Brian Pepoon
    A Baltimore judge has refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused inthe death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died a week after suffering a critical spinal injury while in custody. Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams also ruled Wednesday that the six officers were be tried separately. Defense lawyers had argued for separate trials for each of the six because not all of the evidence applies to each defendant and they argued they do not want jurors prejudiced against their clients based on evidence that was brought into the trial against another defendant, CBS News Justice Reporter...
  • Meet Trumps feisty head of security who smacked, booted and restrained the haters

    09/04/2015 11:09:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 9-4-2015 | RACHELLE BLIDNER
    Donald Trump's head of security is a former NYPD detective with a penchant for getting physical with the billionaire's adversaries including WWEs Vince McMahon and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos. Keith Schiller, the Donalds bodyguard of 16 years, smacked a Latino demonstrator after snatching his Trump: Make America Racist Again banner outside a Manhattan news conference Thursday. The protester had jumped Schiller from behind, Trump's campaign told the New York Times. Though the campaign threatened to file charges, no one has filed a complaint, the NYPD said. While a bodyguard's job is to protect his client at any cost ...
  • New strategy in search for Fox Lake murder suspects

    09/04/2015 10:58:15 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    abc 7 Chicago ^ | 9-4-2015 | Diane Pathieu
    Lake County authorities said they have a new strategy in their search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a Fox Lake police officer. They will explain the new strategy in a press conference at 12:30 p.m. Friday. On Friday, authorities announced a 24-hour staffed tip-line has been established to efficiently process the large number of leads as they investigate Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's shooting death. The phone number is 1-800-Call-FBI. A website has also been established, where anyone can submit tips, as well as photos or video: www.fbi.gov/foxlake. Motorola Solutions has also pledged a $50,000 reward for any tip...
  • Most Folks Missing the BIG PICTURE About Trump Declaring KY County Clerk Must Obey Law

    09/04/2015 10:57:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 113 replies
    Self | September 4, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    I can't believe that so many folks here are missing the BIG PICTURE concerning Donald Trump declaring that the Kentucky county clerk must obey the law on gay marriage. You want to know what the BIG PICTURE IS? Okay here it is: Right now MANY sanctuary cities are disobeying the immigration laws. By now claiming that the Kentucky clerk must obey the law, Trump now has the moral authority to later (or even now) claim that the sanctuary cities MUST obey the immigration laws. Oh, the officials in those cities refuse to obey the law? Good! Then they can join...
  • N.C. State study: Southern dialect is a language barrier in college

    09/04/2015 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 75 replies
    wach fox 57 ^ | 9-4-2015 | JOHN LE, WLOS
    In the idyllic setting of Warren Wilson College, many feel close to Appalachian roots. But according to a study, some students in the South feel alienated from college because of how they speak. "They are continuously stereotyped and seen as not being intelligent because of the way that they're speaking," says Julie Shepherd-Powell, a cultural anthropologist who teaches Appalachian studies. North Carolina State University researchers did an in-depth study of how rural Appalachian dialect can impact the college experience. They concluded that sometimes the result is a language barrier. "So, a lot of students, as the study indicates, do not...
  • Hunters Killing Albino Children For Limbs [Multi-Culturalism At Work!]

    09/04/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 27, 2015
    Hunters Killing Albino Children For Limbs AUGUST 27, 2015, Hunters in Tanzania have been targeting children to maim or kill them for their limbs, believing they possess supernatural power. Elissa Montanti, founder of Global Medical Relief Fund, spoke about her organization's efforts to stop the predators.
  • Donald Trump Lashes Out At Third-Rate Radio Announcer Hugh Hewitt

    09/04/2015 8:53:24 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 4, 2015 | JON S
    A one-minute excerpt from MSNBC, where Trump calls in and makes his "third-rate" comment. Skip past the first 30 seconds to hear Trump speak.
  • Assault rifle with Bible verse to repel Muslim terrorists unveiled in Apopka

    09/04/2015 7:01:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    orlandosentinel ^ | 9/2/2015 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    A gun business in Apopka is drawing fire from Muslims. Spike's Tactical is marketing an assault rifle it claims was "designed to never be used by Muslim terrorists." The AR-15 assault rifle is laser-etched on one side with a Knights Templar Long Cross a symbol of the Christian Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land from Muslims and Psalm 144:1 on the other side: "Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle." The company's spokesman, former Navy SEAL Ben "Mookie" Thomas said he came up with the idea and believes no...
  • Report: Half of schools cut cafeteria staff as kids abandon Obama menus

    09/04/2015 6:10:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    President and first lady Michelle Obama's bid to cut kid obesity through new demands for more costly but healthier food is financially crushing the nation's school cafeterias, forcing staff cuts, boosting waste and killing plans to buy new equipment, according to an industry association. A new survey from the School Nutrition Association reported that 70 percent of the nation's lunch programs have been financially "harmed" by the new low-salt, low-sugar menus and that a stunning 93 percent report fewer students buying the chow. "Meeting these mandates has harmed the financial health of nearly 70 percent of school meal programs surveyed,...
  • Why Donald Trump is gaining momentum

    09/04/2015 4:25:02 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    FayObserver.com ^ | Friday, September 4, 2015
    Last Saturday's editorial cartoon by David Horsey portrayed Donald Trump as a Neanderthal and those who generally support him as fellow ignorant cave dwellers. Also in the cartoon, two members of the elite class stand off to the side explaining how gauche it is for anyone to go against the benevolent leadership of the select few. How dare the great unwashed defy the rising tide of utopian statism? The only thing missing from the cartoon is GOP leadership standing around in an oblivious fog. Horsey is consistent. He remains a clueless liberal. http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/local_columns/why-donald-trump-is-gaining-momentum/article_99744439-d28e-5e57-8a19-5fbc074d4e4b.html
  • Secret Anti-Immigration Blogger's Name Exposed

    09/03/2015 9:32:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 02 Sep 2015
    'Julia Caesar', an anonymous right-wing blogger who has blasted Swedish journalists for writing an "epoch of lies" about the benefits of immigration, is herself a former reporter for Sweden's biggest broadsheet, Dagens Nyheter, according to a Swedish tabloid. The controversial writer, who has sought to keep her identity secret, has been causing a huge stir on social media since 2010. Her blog posts lay into mainstream politicians and what she describes as "the corrupt media" for promoting what she argues is an "epoch of lies" about immigration. They also praise the rise of the nationalist Sweden Democrat Party. "It simply...
  • Woolly Mammoth: Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

    09/03/2015 8:30:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 | Laura Wagner
    Among the kangaroos and kookaburras, another creature trundled through the Australian bush. Hooves barely visible, eyes mostly covered, the animal was the size of a refrigerator, the color of dirty snow. A concerned hiker spotted the furry specimen days ago and raised the alarm. It was a matter of life and death and this sheep needed a haircut. News reports say the merino sheep had likely wandered from his flock five or six years ago and had been on the lam(b) in the wild ever since. While merinos are typically sheared every spring, rescuers think the sheep, named Chris,...
  • Has a Law Been Broken by the Lady Clerk?

    09/03/2015 8:50:56 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 108 replies
    Sept 3,15 | hapnHal
    .the lady clerk (ELECTED OFFICE) in Kentucky sits in jail, and was offered freedom if she allowed assistant clerks to sign QUEER MARRIAGE LICENSES.she refused once again. When she took office there was no legal QUEER MARRIAGES, The rules were changed by the SCOTUS, but they DO NOT WRITE LAW, they enforce, and clarify existing law. The federal QUEER MARRIAGE LAW is NOT A LEGALLY written law, by Congress, therefore it is Constitutionally not enforceable. She will now be eligible to file a huge lawsuit against the Judge who found her in contempt of court. She was duly PUBLICALLY ELECTED...
  • Florida gun makers design assault rifle with Bible verse and cross etched

    09/03/2015 7:48:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/3/15 | WILLS ROBINSON
    A gun manufacturer in Florida has designed an assault rifle featuring Christian symbols - in the hope it will never be used by 'Muslim terrorists'. Spike's Tactical in Apokpa is selling the powerful weapon, called the Crusader, for $1,395. It has a Psalm on one side and the Knights Templar Long Cross a symbol of the Christian Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land from Muslims - on the other. The Bible verse, Psalm 144:1, reads: 'Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.' Muslim groups have condemned the divisive gun, which...
  • Life Coach Jaxi West: Texas Cop Killing Is What Justice Looks Like

    09/03/2015 5:57:18 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 31, 2015 - 12:09 am | by Debra Heine
    While most people have reacted in horror and heartache to the execution-style murder of Deputy Darren H. Goforth Friday night, there have been a few slimeballs on Twitter and elsewhere who have actually applauded the killing. One of the worst tweets Ive seen is also the most sickening because it wasnt vomited out by a notorious hatemonger like Louis Farrakhan or
  • Ben Carson, the Superior Outsider

    09/03/2015 4:37:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Ben Carson, the Superior Outsider By Rich Lowry 09/02/15 (snip) Carson's rise suggests that it's possible to catch the populist wave roiling Republican politics and yet not be an obnoxious braggart who abuses anyone who crosses him and will say or do anything as long as he's getting attention. Ben Carson is a superior outsider to Donald Trump. He is more gentlemanly and more conservative, with a more compelling life story. Carson is a man of faith who, despite his manifest accomplishments, has a quiet dignity and winsome modesty about him. Ben Carson is a throwback, whereas Donald Trump is...
  • Donald Trump just roasted his opponents one-by-one in a press conference about party unity

    09/03/2015 1:35:57 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 53 replies
    Business Insider Malaysia ^ | 9-4-2015 | MAXWELL TANI
    One by one on Thursday, Donald Trump slammedhis Republican presidential rivalsin a press conference about party unity. At an event at Trump Tower in New York, Trumpannounced that he signed a pledge not to run as a third-party candidate, which he previously warnedhe would do if the Republican Partydid not treat him respectfully. Though Trump devotedmuchof histime to the pledge, he also dedicateda significant chunk of Thursdays press conference to braggingabout his high poll numbers and slamming his Republican rivals. Trump took particular aimat former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who in recent weeks has ramped up his criticisms of...
  • Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting in a Wal-Mart Parking Lot

    09/03/2015 12:41:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    abc news ^ | 9-3-2015 | ap
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. A Virginia police officer who shot and killed a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder and using a gun in a felony. Portsmouth Circuit Court records show a grand jury indicted city officer Stephen D. Rankin on Thursday. Eighteen-year-old William Chapman II was shot April 22. Virginia State Police said the shooting occurred when an officer responded to a call from Wal-Mart security about shoplifting, and a struggle ensued. Chapman is black. Rankin is white.
  • Trump: I'm 'Totally Pledging' My Allegiance To The Republican Party

    09/03/2015 12:32:24 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 67 replies
    npr ^ | 9-3-2015 | JESSICA TAYLOR
    Donald Trump is "totally pledging" his allegiance to the GOP and promising not to mount a potentially damaging third-party bid for president. The billionaire businessman said Thursday he had signed the Republican National Committee's "Loyalty Pledge," which says he will support the eventual nominee and not run as an independent or on another party line. "I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands," said Trump. Trump made his announcement at the Trump Towers lobby in New York City after meeting with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. While many had expected...
  • A 15-Year-Old Is Behind Bars After Posting These Eminem Lyrics

    09/03/2015 11:55:43 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    mtv news ^ | 9-3-2015 | adam fleischer
    A high school student was arrested Monday night after school administrators flagged an Instagram post he wrote which contained Eminem lyrics and a reference to a school shooting. According to The Fresno Bee, the 15-year-old was arrested on a felony charge of making terrorist threats, as well as for disrupting school activity. The controversy started when the student wrote an Instagram post that included lyrics from Eminems 2000 track Im Back. The Em lyrics in question reference the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. [I take seven [kids] from [Columbine], stand em all in line/ Add an AK-47, a revolver, a...
  • 'Significant Progress': Officials Reveal New Updates on Search for Fox Lake Officer's Killers

    09/03/2015 11:42:19 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    nbc Chicago ^ | 9-3-2015
    Three suspects in the killing of a veteran Fox Lake police officer are believed to still be in the area and authorities say they've made "significant progress" in their search. The announcement came during a Thursday press conference where Commander George Filenko with the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force said authorities continue to follow up on leads and canvass the area as they hunt for three "extremely dangerous" men believed to have killed Lieutenant Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz "Obviously we have a lot of transportation means in this area -- trains, cars, buses -- were still working off the fact...
  • The Trump Phenomenon and the Effort to Overthrow Boehner

    09/03/2015 11:40:19 AM PDT · by mrsmith · 26 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 9/3/2015 | Matt Fuller
    A day before the August recess, when Rep. Mark Meadows announced a legislative move to strip Speaker John A. Boehner of his gavel, few would have predicted that Donald Trump would be the summers biggest political story. But with the billionaire developer consistently topping the polls, and with most theories on his ascendance citing a general disgust with business as usual in Washington, Meadows sees Trump as a harbinger for his colleagues in the House. The Trump phenomenon is not just with Donald Trump; its with re-election with members as well, Meadows told CQ Roll Call Wednesday, and theres a...
  • 7 dead, 45 diagnosed with Legionnaires disease at Quincy IL veterans home

    09/03/2015 11:14:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Capitol Fax.com ^ | 9-2-2015 | Rich Miller
    [IDVA e-mailed this afternoon to say that 45 people have been diagnosed with the disease, not 46 as reported elsewhere. I changed the headline to reflect the agencys statement.] * From a Tuesday press release [The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the deaths of a total of seven residents at the Illinois Veterans Home-Quincy. The seven residents, all of whom had underlying medical conditions, were among the 39 individuals who had been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease to date. Test results are currently pending for other residents. While saddened by...
  • YouTube goes to war against Islamic State

    09/03/2015 10:39:42 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    The social media giant has asked the Muslim community to use its platform to take the propaganda war to the terrorist organisation. HuffingtonPost.in's Jaweed Kaleem reports New York On a Thursday night late last fall, after leaving the Manhattan office where he works as a digital products specialist, Aman Ali - a well-known comedian in American Muslim circles - received an unusual email from YouTube. "We need you," read the note, which invited Ali to the company's sprawling, 41,000-square-foot production facility in Los Angeles and promised a free flight and two nights in a hotel. "Muslim community leaders [are] struggling...
  • Mapping tree density at a global scale

    09/03/2015 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Nature.com ^ | 9-2-2015
    The global extent and distribution of forest trees is central to our understanding of the terrestrial biosphere. We provide the first spatially continuous map of forest tree density at a global scale. This map reveals that the global number of trees is approximately 3.04 trillion, an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. Of these trees, approximately 1.39 trillion exist in tropical and subtropical forests, with 0.74 trillion in boreal regions and 0.61 trillion in temperate regions. Biome-level trends in tree density demonstrate the importance of climate and topography in controlling local tree densities at finer scales, as well...
  • France says wing part found on Reunion island definitely from MH370

    09/03/2015 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-3-2015
    The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday. The part, known as a flaperon, was found on the shore of the French-governed island on July 29 and Malaysian authorities have said paint color and maintenance-record matches proved it came from the missing Boeing (BA.N) 777 aircraft. The French prosecutor, who had until Thursday's statement been more cautious on its provenance, said a technician from Airbus Defense and Space (ADS-SAU) in Spain, which had...
  • Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clintons ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For $500K

    09/03/2015 9:03:53 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 38 replies
    Radaronline ^ | 9/3-15
    Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from Hillary Clintons private email account are up for sale. The price tag a whopping $500,000! Promising to give the trove of the former Secretary of States emails to the highest bidder, the specialist is showing subject lines as proof of what appear to be legitimate messages.
  • Vanity Prayer Request Vanity

    09/03/2015 8:43:46 AM PDT · by knarf · 35 replies
    self ^ | September 3, 2015 | knarf
    My daughter invested her income tax return in Phlebotomy school and did well ...
  • Regarding that clerk and marriage licenses for gays (vanity)

    09/03/2015 8:36:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    September 1, 2015 | me
    While reading about that clerk, a thought occurred to me. Suppose a devout Muslim was a cook at a government cafeteria. And suppose pork chops were on the menu that day. Would the muslim be forced to handle the pork chops, or would he be excused from that particular duty?
  • Watch President Obama Do a Native Alaskan Dance With Kids

    09/03/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Sep. 2, 2015 | VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    President Obama's been known to bust a move now and then -- and he's not a bad dancer. Today, he had the opportunity to show off his moves on the last day of his three-day trip to Alaska. Obama stopped at Dillingham Middle School and was treated to a cultural performance by the school kids, featuring native dances and songs. After the kids had finished performing a number of dances, POTUS joined in. "I've been practicing," Obama said.
  • Kate Upton And Boyfriend Justin Verlander Do Toronto Edgewalk At CN Tower

    09/03/2015 8:01:33 AM PDT · by xp38 · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post Canada ^ | Sept. 2 2015 | Madelyne Chung
    Kate Upton is living life on the edge, literally. The 23-year-old model visited Toronto this past weekend to support her pro baseballer beau, Justin Verlander, while the Detroit Tigers played against the Blue Jays for a three-game series. During their stay, their pair played tourists and embarked on the "extreme urban adventure" the city has to offer -- the CN Tower Edgewalk. Both Upton and Verlander slipped into orange jumpsuits and harnesses before walking along the edge of the famous tower 1,168 feet above ground. And by the look of it, the couple wasn't afraid -- they even managed to...
  • Forced abortions at Canadian clinics central to cover-up of 12-yr-olds abuse: pro-life leaders

    09/03/2015 7:52:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Sep 2, 2015 | Pete Baklinski
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, September 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A renowned Canadian judge is calling for an investigation into why two Canadian abortion centers failed to report an underaged girl who was forced by her stepfather to undergo two abortions after being repeatedly raped by him, one at the former Morgentaler Clinic in Newfoundland and the other at a Winnipeg, Manitoba hospital. Retired Manitoba justice Ted Hughes told CBC News that the province of Manitoba should investigate how a 12-year-old girl with a previous record of abortion could be given another abortion and not have providers bring the child to the attention...
  • Senator recalls embarrassing wardrobe malfunction weeks into first term

    09/03/2015 6:23:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi. ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    MINNEAPOLIS, - Minnesota's senior Senate representative wasn't always so experienced. In fact, in 2007 a curious wardrobe malfunction marked her rookie year in Washington, D.C. In her new memoir, "The Senator Next Door: A Memoir From the Heartland," Sen. Amy Klobuchar recalls the embarrassing moment when she presided over the U.S. Senate -- just months into her freshman term -- and received a hand-written message while she stood at the dais. "I got an anonymous note passed through a Senate page that read, 'Senator Klobuchar, pull up your shirt, your cleavage is showing,'" she wrote. Although she described the day...
  • Military Parade in China Gives Xi Jinping a Platform to Show Grip on Power

    09/03/2015 6:03:05 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    ny times ^ | 9-3-2015
    War is the sword of Damocles that still hangs over mankind, Mr. Xi said from the viewing deck overlooking the square in a speech at the start of a vast military parade in central Beijing. Mr. Xi indicated that he wanted to show other countries many of them wary of Chinas growing military strength that they had nothing to fear from the procession of tanks and missiles that rumbled down Changan Avenue while fighter jets roared overhead. But the highly public manner of Mr. Xis announcement that 300,000 military personnel would be demobilized, Chinas largest troop reduction in...
  • TO DONALD TRUMP: Do not pledge loyalty to the GOPe today. Not yet.

    09/03/2015 4:35:28 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 30 replies
    (vanity) ^ | 9/3/2015 | (myself)
    I have been seeing a lot of articles in the last 24 hours, about Donald Trump supposedly signing a pledge to the GOP to not run as an independent. Today. My advice to Donald (I say this as an early, and enthusiastic supporter of yours) is DO NOT TAKE THIS PLEDGE RIGHT NOW. In my opinion the GOPe is still driving the GOP. You do not yet control the agenda, it is controlled by a smaller group of people who are fundamentally hostile to your intentions. Sure I believe at some point it will be important to take a pledge...
  • Are Immigrants Really Freeloaders? New Study Backs Trumps Attacks (Trump is anti-ILLEGAL)

    09/03/2015 4:20:53 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 14 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    Back in April, a study of the fiscal implications of illegal immigration made the notable finding that millions of undocumented workers were paying billions of dollars in state and local taxes and that considerably more revenue might be generated if President Obama succeeded in protecting many of them from deportation. http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/09/03/Are-Immigrants-Really-Freeloaders-New-Study-Backs-Trump-s-Attacks
  • US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islams message

    09/03/2015 12:45:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 2:02 AM EDT | Rasha Madkour
    Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad. The New York-based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 new billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, womens rights and Muhammad always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence. Also listed are a website and a phone number people can call for more information. They are in cities including Boston; New York; Phoenix; San Diego; El Paso and Austin,...