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  • 3 Alternative Health Doctors Found Dead In the Last 2 Weeks After Run-Ins With The Feds

    07/04/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    TheFreeThoughtProject.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | John Vibes
    In the past several weeks, a number of controversial natural health doctors have died under mysterious circumstances. Some of them have even had recent encounters with federal agents and bureaucracies.Two weeks ago, the string of mysterious deaths began when Dr. Jeff Bradstreet MD was found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest. The police claim that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and that the death was a suicide, however, Bradstreet’s family suspects foul play.Last week, members of the family set up a donation page “To find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death...
  • On this day in 1996 our armed forces successfully repelled an alien invasion. Never Forget.

    07/04/2015 2:33:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/4/2015 | Youtube
    On this day in 1996, Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, along with our armed forces, successfully repelled an alien invasion that could have wiped our very existence off this Earth. It's amazing to believe it's been 19 years already, but not a day goes by that I don't think about it.
  • America's Bicentennial, July 4, 1976: Where were you?

    07/04/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 122 replies
    July 4, 2015 | Shameless Vanity
    Today, America celebrates it's 239th birthday, but do you remember our Bicentennial celebration, July 4, 1976?Come on you older FReepers, and you know who you are.Where were you and what did you do that day, 39 years ago.
  • Vanity - Need recommendations for a good coffee maker

    07/04/2015 11:23:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 158 replies
    I just bought a place and I am not a huge fan of coffee, I use diet Mountain Dew to get me started in morning. I realize that if I am going to entertain a lady (or two) at my place I am going to have be able to serve coffee. My sisters are also big coffee drinkers, and if they visit me, of course, I am going to have to provide them with coffee. I am looking for a coffee maker that is not too expensive, I am interested in quality, but I do not want one that will...
  • 4th of July Means Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness for All, Except Unborn Babies

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

    07/04/2015 10:38:36 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 31 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:21 PM | BY Ken Lovett
    Confident he is going to beat back a $40 million fraud lawsuit by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, billionaire developer Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering re-opening his defunct Trump University.
  • Copa America 2015 Final preview: Start time, schedule..

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

    07/04/2015 10:11:55 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 59 replies
    tvnz.co.nz ^ | 7/4/15 | tvnz.co.nz
    Scientist claims immortality within reach A visiting American research scientist says he is close to discovering a 'cure' for ageing, that he could have a drug ready for testing by the end of next year. Molecular Biologist Dr Bill Andrews told TV ONE's SUNDAY programme that humans shouldn't have to suffer from the ravages of ageing. He says that ageing is a disease that should, and could be cured. His research centres around Telomeres - small caps at the end of our chromosomes that become shorter every time our cells divide. When they become critically short, we age and eventually...
  • A pet peeve of mine on today

    07/04/2015 9:27:41 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 24 replies
    My crazy brain | 7/4/2015 | Me
    Okay My pet peeve of mine on this day is everybody I know on Facebook, including those that are Conservative (very few of them), say "Happy 4th of July." To me, in the simple sense, 'July 4th' is merely another day on the calender: the fourth day of the month of July. It is what happened on this day 239 years ago that I celebrate. Some very brave men drafted an article declaring their independence from the largest military power in the world in 1776. The Founders of this nation had the idea that a government should be comprised of...
  • These places have the slowest Internet in the country

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

    07/04/2015 9:15:09 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 7/4/15 | BY DOYLE MURPHY
    Video shows Texas cops kill suspect outside Applebee’s after he pulls BB gun — WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT A Texas man pulled a BB gun on cops seconds before they opened fire, killing him outside a small town Applebee’s, newly released video shows. James Bushey walked calmly next to the officers before he suddenly spun around with the real-looking weapon in hand. The two officers’ body-mounted cameras captured the explosive exchange as they fired multiple rounds, dropping the 47-year-old in a spray of bullets. The videos — one each from the officers — were released by Palestine cops and uploaded on...
  • Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

    07/04/2015 7:37:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | July 3, 2015 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back. Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents posted online by the federal government...
  • Left-Wing Activists Target Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 6:49:11 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 45 replies
    The River 97.3 ^ | July 4th 2015 @ 9am | Patrick Howley
    An activist who works for one of Washington’s top left-wing pressure organizations appears to have succeeded in stripping Donald Trump of his business relationship with the general store chain Macy’s. Read more: http://www.theriver973.com/articles/national-news-104668/leftwing-activists-target-donald-trump-13730648#ixzz3evkDAtOI
  • Exclusive: Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece: sources

    07/04/2015 6:48:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-3-2015 | Paul Taylor
    Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The document released in Washington on Thursday said Greece's public finances will not be sustainable without substantial debt relief, possibly including write-offs by European partners of loans guaranteed by taxpayers. It also said Greece will need at least 50 billion euros in additional aid over the next three years to keep itself afloat. Publication of the draft Debt Sustainability Analysis...
  • 66 riders evacuated after 400-foot Florida Ferris wheel stops

    07/04/2015 6:23:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    foxnews ^ | July 04, 2015
    A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the East Coast’s largest Ferris wheel Friday, an incident that caused the 400-foot attraction to shut down, authorities said. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told The Associated Press no one was hurt following the incident and all were taken off the ride in about three hours with help from numerous firefighters. Kennedy said the attraction, billed as the largest observation wheel on the East Coast, had initially stopped for more than 45 minutes.
  • Donald Trump Wants To Build A Border Wall And Ted Cruz Agrees

    07/04/2015 4:44:07 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | Posted: July 4, 2015
    Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has once again come in for a barrage of criticism as a result of his comments about immigration into the United States. This time Trump has latched onto the tragic murder of tourist Kate Steinle who was shot and killed Wednesday at Pier 14 in San Francisco. Trump used the announcement of his presidential campaign to brand Mexican immigrants as “Criminals, drug runners and rapists.” Trump’s comments have been widely criticized as xenophobic and have led to his being dropped by NBC and Nascar amongst others. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2224512/donald-trump-wants-to-build-a-border-wall-and-ted-cruz-agrees/#gkePc0SsY83xYeiF.99
  • HEY! Got food? (Ridiculous 4th of July Vanity)

    07/04/2015 3:52:50 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 61 replies
    The kitchen, usually ^ | July 4, 2015 | me
    OK, posting a couple recipes in another thread and thought, maybe there are not enough food vanities. Hey, can't please everybody but if it helps ya out, that's good enough for me.
  • Donald Trump Pledges To ‘Secure Our Border’ Following San Francisco Pier 14 Fatal Shooting

    07/03/2015 8:06:14 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Donald Trump reignited the call to secure U.S. borders just hours after federal officials said the man arrested in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman was an undocumented immigrant who had previously been deported five times. CBS San Francisco reached out the Donald Trump presidential campaign who then released this written statement: Link to full story: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/07/03/donald-trump-pledges-to-secure-our-border-following-san-francisco-pier-14-fatal-shooting-immigration-tourist/
  • Donald Trump Wins in Battle Against Political Correctness

    07/03/2015 7:49:10 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 3, 2015 | 5:27 pm | By Jeff Crouere , CP Op-ed Contributor
    When Donald Trump announced for President, he made some strong statements about the immigration problems facing our nation. He said that Mexico was "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people." In essence, Trump noted that Mexico was not sending their scientists and scholars to America. In his speech, he mentioned the while immigrants are taking jobs in this country; corporations like Ford are setting up plants in Mexico. To deal with the crisis, Trump vowed to build a border fence and have Mexico pay for it. This kind of tough talk resonated with...
  • Box Office: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ No Match for ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Jurassic World’

    07/03/2015 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | 07.03.2015
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and a team of male strippers are no match for a plucky pre-teen and the mighty Indominus rex. “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” are racing ahead of newcomers “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Genisys” in the lead-up to the July 4th holiday. The Disney and Pixar animated blockbuster about the emotional life of a young girl racked up $7.7 million on Thursday, bringing its North American haul to $216.1 million, while Universal’s dinosaur thriller added $6.9 million to its $527.2 million domestic haul.
  • Blue State Blues: Trump Understands the American Consumer – So the Media Hate Him

    07/03/2015 6:10:54 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jul 2015 | by Joel B. Pollak
    This week, a new CNN survey showed that despite the national outrage over the Confederate flag, a majority of Americans view it as “a symbol of Southern pride” rather than a “symbol of racism.” The poll results contrasted sharply with CNN’s editorial approach to the flag, which had been to inflame public opinion around the issue. Much the same is happening with Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican running for president: the media hate him, but he is surging in GOP polls. The left has a convenient, and false, explanation for all of this: America is racist, and the Republican Party...
  • Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration (Welcome Ted Cruz, welcome)

    07/03/2015 5:54:47 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3 at 8:27 PM | By Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration. Cruz (R-Tex.), in an interview with "Meet the Press" praised Trump for talking about immigration. Trump has made inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, leading Macy's and Univision to sever ties with Trump. Cruz, speaking during his book tour in Marietta, GA., said he likes Trump, whom Cruz said is "bold" and "brash." Cruz said he's not going to attack Trump. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/07/03/ted-cruz-continues-to-defend-donald-trump-on-immigration/
  • What is so hard about building a border fence? It's just like building a highway. BUILD ONE.

    07/03/2015 5:02:44 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 89 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | July 3rd, 2014 | (me - frustrated vanity)
    Ok I was just thinking about our southern border. We actually have two borders, but one is high priority, and the only person speaking up is Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz is also somewhat. What in the world is so difficult about building a border fence? It's not that complex. We have freeways which are far, far more complex, from coast to coast, in the north, in the center of the country, and in the south. We have roads all over America, in every town, in every county, in all 50 states. All over the place. We cannot build a...
  • Greek Banks Considering 30% Haircut On Deposits Over €8,000: FT

    07/03/2015 4:58:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 7-3-15 | Zero Hedge
    Greek banks are preparing contingency plans for a possible “bail-in” of depositors amid fears The plans, which call for a “haircut” of at least 30 per cent on deposits above €8,000, sketch out an increasingly likely scenario for at least one bank, the sources said. A Greek bail-in could resemble the rescue plan agreed by Cyprus in 2013, when customers’ funds were seized to shore up the banks, with a haircut imposed on uninsured deposits over €100,000. Meanwhile, Yanis Varoufakis swears this is nothing but a "malicious rumor": FT report of a Gk Bank Bail In is a malicious rumour...
  • Freep a Poll! (Are many illegal aliens criminals?)

    07/03/2015 4:46:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 7-3-15 | Headline of the Day
    Are many illegal aliens criminals? No No lo sé Si
  • Baker Has a Message for the Gov’t Official Who Just Fined Him $135,000 for Declining......

    07/03/2015 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 116 replies
    BLAZE.COM ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE: Baker Has a Message for the Gov’t Official Who Just Fined Him $135,000 for Declining a Gay Wedding Cake: ‘He’s Doing This With the Wrong Christian Just hours after Oregon officials announced that Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, would be fined $135,000 for their refusal to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, Aaron Klein had a message for government officials: He has no plans of backing down. “He wants to silence anyone who opposes his point of view,” Klein told TheBlaze, speaking specifically about Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, who has spearheaded the...
  • 270 Reasons Women Choose Not To Have Children (BARF)

    07/03/2015 2:31:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Huffpo ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rebecca Adams, Hilary Fung, Alissa Scheller and Shane Shifflett
    Far too often, women who choose to be childfree are asked to defend their “immature,” “selfish” lifestyles. They’re told that motherhood is the “most important job in the world” and face accusations of living “meaningless” lives. The number of childfree women is at a record high: 48 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 44 don’t have kids, according to 2014 Census numbers. The Huffington Post and YouGov asked 124 women why they choose to be childfree. Their motivations ranged from preferring their current lifestyles (64 percent) to prioritizing their careers (9 percent) — a.k.a. fairly universal things...
  • Why I’ll Celebrate The Fourth Of July Differently This Year

    07/03/2015 2:26:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    federalist.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Luma Simms
    “In America, the streets are paved with gold. You can buy any fruit you want any time of the year without standing in line. You can be anything you want to be.” These were things my parents told me to lull me back into submission whenever I had reservations about coming to America. Even after we came, if I complained about living here, the response was: “Would you rather be back in Iraq where your dad would be forced to go to war, possibly get killed? Would you rather not have school options?” The land of justice. The land where...
  • SUVs, Muscle Cars Help Auto Industry Maintain Momentum

    07/03/2015 12:52:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in; gas-sipping not so much. SUVs of all sizes continued to fly off dealer lots. Sales of the larger Ford Explorer rose 30 percent; Nissan's Rogue small SUV posted a 54 percent jump; and sales of the Jeep Cherokee gained 39 percent.
  • Donald Trump touts reportedly rising poll numbers, while ... (edit, Trump reportedly now leading!)

    07/03/2015 12:15:06 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, July 3, 2015, 2:23 PM | BY Celeste Katz
    Republican firebrand Donald Trump is crowing about his success in presidential polls — but condemnation of his comments about Mexican immigrants is growing. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-touts-rising-poll-numbers-faces-growing-backlash-article-1.2280676 Wow. This reportedly has trump now LEADING with 13.6% to 13.3% for Bush. Don't know whether I believe it or not, being Huffington, but this is the first I had heard of this. #1 in the polls?
  • Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    07/03/2015 11:41:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    AFP ^ | July 3, 2015
    Nairobi (AFP) - President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month. "With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack on his visit, I will prepare all the traditional food available," she said, speaking her Luo language through a translator on a visit to Nairobi. She tempted him with the offer of dishes including fish, chicken and maize porridge.
  • We Need A New Flag

    07/03/2015 10:38:16 AM PDT · by Pajamajan · 33 replies
    Since our flag is considered offensive and represents oppression and unfairness to some in our country- I propose we remove it and put up a new flag to represent our nation. Here are design ideas for our new flag.
  • Arrogant Cat Perfectly Blocks Girl’s Perfect Yoga Pose (Video at Link)

    07/03/2015 9:30:59 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    The cat even seemed to make an arrogant face like it knew what it was doing. Cats are funny creatures. Sometimes, it seems like we humans love them more than they love us back. Snoky Hootan was performing a difficult yoga handstand pose in front of her camera and was about to pull it off perfectly when her cat decided to sit right in front of the camera, completely blocking her from view.
  • Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 (Vanity)

    07/03/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    vanity | 7-3-15 | self
    Vanity: Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 What has happened to our society when a tiny minority of outspoken folks can mess with our language and redefine words at will? Furthermore, what will happen to the word of law? 1) First, there was the definition of "is”. Remember that? Depends upon what the meaning of is is. A convoluted excuse, if I ever heard one. 2) Even before that, there was the word “gay”, which (over a generation) morphed from a happy word with pleasant, cheerful connotations to one that means homosexual, with all the negatives associated. Gay used to...
  • REELZ - Miss USA pagent promotions running bigtime, as of today

    07/03/2015 8:27:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    REELZ television ^ | July 3 2015 | (self)
    I am just saying. REELZ is promoting the Miss America pagent, bigtime. Your loss, NBC
  • Revamped Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop

    07/03/2015 7:31:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies
    wsj ^ | July 1, 2015 | Loretta Chao
    Bubble Wrap, the packaging material popular with shippers and toddlers alike, is losing its pop. Sealed Air Corp. , the original seller of Bubble Wrap since 1960, is rolling out a revamped version of its signature product. Dubbed iBubble Wrap, the new packaging is sold in flat plastic sheets that the shipper fills with air using a custom-made pump. The inflated bubbles look much like traditional Bubble Wrap, with one key difference: They don’t burst when pressure is applied. Charlotte N.C.-based Sealed Air is betting iBubble Wrap will appeal to space-conscious online retailers who are driving swift growth in the...
  • 70-year-old Aussie pro-lifer suffers fractured jaw after assault outside abortion facility

    07/03/2015 6:26:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    lifesitenews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Andrew Smith, Australian correspondent
    ALBURY, Australia, July 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A retired farmer and Vietnam war veteran has been felled by an unidentified young man outside the Fertility Control Clinic in Albury, New South Wales. The victim, Greg, who is in his seventies was taken by ambulance to Albury Base Hospital where scans revealed a fractured jaw. He also suffered an injury to his back. In video obtained by LifeSiteNews, the younger man is seen approaching the member of the Helpers of God's Precious Infants and assaults him. Greg raises his own arm as a natural act of self-defence and steps back. While...
  • Stairway to heaven: Artist creates stunning 1,650ft ladder in the sky with FIREWORKS

    07/03/2015 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Daily ^ | 06/17/15 | Edward Chow
    A Chinese artist has found a unique way to express his love to his grandmother: a gigantic staircase in the air. These stunning photographs show the 1,650ft ladder, which was made with fireworks, stretch right up into the sky in Quanzhou, south-eastern China, on Monday. This is the work of Cai Guoqiang, an artist who is originally from the city and now based in New York, reported the People's Daily Online.
  • Donald Trump continues to surge in early presidential race polls

    07/03/2015 4:09:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 48 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 2, 2015 9:40 AM MST
    Two polls released yesterday form CNN/ORC and Quinnipiac University show that Donald Ttrump is currently one of the leading candidates to win the Republican Party presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll, released yesterday, shows Trump trailing only former Gov. Jeb Bush nationally. The Quinnipiac University poll, also released yesterday, shows Trump trailing only Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) in the key state of Iowa. The following is a breakdown of both polls, and some analysis on what each means. For further polling updates up to and through the 2016 presidential election follow me on Twitter or Facebook. Full article: http://www.examiner.com/article/donald-trump-continues-to-poll-early-presidential-race
  • Space station request!!!

    07/03/2015 2:03:49 AM PDT · by djf · 23 replies
    Well, this might seem like a vanity, and probably is. But I have a special request for the space station. We need you to film fireworks from space!
  • India's adoption industry faces reform

    07/03/2015 12:36:07 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-3-2015 | afp
    New Delhi (AFP) - At a now-shuttered adoption agency on the fringes of India's capital, kidnapped toddlers and newborns were being sold for about $8,000 each, no questions asked. After stumping up cash, prospective parents would inspect the bewildered children at the "Fastrack International" agency and take them home the same day, according to police who raided the premises last month. "If you wanted a child, one would appear on your lap," joint commissioner of New Delhi police Dependra Pathak told AFP after the successful sting. A ledger seized during the raid detailed how 23 children had been sold in...
  • Beslan: Three DAys in September

    07/02/2015 11:59:07 PM PDT · by RginTN · 7 replies
    none | July 3, 2015 | none
    must see documentary
  • Clinic Killing Black Woman in Abortion Sends Abortion Proceeds to “Movement for Black Lives”

    07/02/2015 9:36:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Carole Novielli
    Despite Blacks coming together to speak up for Black Lives many are ignoring the Black unborn child in the womb targeted by abortion. In addition, at least one abortion clinic has publicly pledged to donate a portion of each abortion they perform to a new Black Movement in Cleveland. From Friday July 24 to Sunday July 26th, 2015, hundreds of Black activists from around the country convene in Cleveland, Ohio for the inaugural Movement for Black Lives. From the event website: Now, after months of intense action, our people need space to begin the creation of a collective mission that...
  • Lafayette woman raises awareness on gun safety after a recent tragedy

    A Lafayette woman is working to raise awareness about gun safety after an accidental shooting claimed the life of her friend and star Northside High basketball player Jo'Nathan Delacroix. "He was like a little brother to me, especially when we were growing up." Morgane Prejean said. Lafayette police have said Delacroix and another Northside High student, Anthony Beloney, were handling what they thought was an unloaded gun last weekend, when it went off, fatally wounding Delacroix. Beloney has been arrested on a count of negligent homicide. News of Delacroix's death devastated Prejean. She has decided to use the tragedy as...
  • New Jersey: The least liked state in America

    Are you Jersey proud? The rest of the country doesn’t seem to understand why. A new survey by YouGov ranks New Jersey as the least liked state in the nation. “New Jersey is the only state in the country which people tend to have a negative opinion of,” YouGov said in its summary. According to YouGov’s findings, 40 percent of Americans have a negative opinion of New Jersey, the highest of any of the 50 states.
  • America’s views on abortion still don’t match Amanda Marcotte’s caricatures, and she can’t stand it

    07/02/2015 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Last week’s Supreme Court ruling forcing every state to recognize same-sex marriage has inspired a New York Times post by David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano, exploring why increasing public acceptance of homosexuality hasn’t been accompanied by increasing acceptance of abortion. This is a question we’ve explored here before too, and they come to basically the same conclusion: while the case against same-sex marriage is somewhat abstract and gay causes tend to have an edge with Americans’ live-and-let-live sensibilities, the fact that abortion has a specific victim means an “unavoidable tension between a mother’s rights and a fetus’s” can never be...
  • Giant redheaded centipede found crawling in Texas park

    07/02/2015 4:40:04 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 97 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 7-2-15 | Casey Curry
    TEXAS -- A giant redheaded centipede was found crawling on a broom in a park in Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo of the insect on Twitter. The centipede was discovered at Garner State Park in Uvalde County in the Hill Country. This is one scary looking insect. In the wild, it can grow to be 8 inches long with a brightly colored body and legs. Officials at the University of Arkansas Arthropod Museum describe this species of centipede as "fast moving and aggressive titans." The giant redheaded centipede is a predator that primarily feeds on...
  • Donald Trump’s ‘Miss USA Pageant’ Heading To Reelz Network

    07/02/2015 4:39:28 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | July 2 2015
    Looks like Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant has found a new home already. Trump’s program, Miss USA Pageant, which has called NBC home for years, is moving to the Reelz network. According to E!, the CEO of Reelz, Stan E. Hubbard, released a statement about the decision to house Trump’s Miss USA Pageant. “The decision on the part of REELZ to acquire the rights to the Miss USA Pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition. As one of only a few independent networks,...
  • Reelz comes to the rescue of Donald Trump's homeless Miss USA pageant (Reelz a better choice anyway)

    07/02/2015 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | July 2, 2015 | LYNN ELBER / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    LOS ANGELES – The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. In a statement Thursday, Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said the cable and satellite channel acquired the rights because of a belief that the pageant and the women who compete in it “are an integral part of American tradition.” (It's great television, also) http://www.ocregister.com/articles/trump-669954-miss-reelz.html
  • 8th former UI women's player claims mistreatment

    07/02/2015 3:07:11 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    News Gazette ^ | 7-2-2015 | Johnathan Hettinger
    An eighth former Illini women’s basketball player is considering joining the lawsuit filed against the university and athletic officials by seven others Wednesday. Kierra Morris told The News-Gazette she felt ostracized from the team after chronic knee pain led her to be medically disqualified to play during the 2012-13 season, Matt Bollant’s first at Illinois after being hired away from Wisconsin-Green Bay by new athletic director Mike Thomas. For that, she blames UI coaches, who she said reneged on a promise to make her a student manager and took measures to alienate her from her teammates. Morris said she didn’t...