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  • Ben Shapiro: The Truth About Planned Parenthood

    08/31/2015 6:32:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    The Daily Wire/Youtube ^ | Aug 20, 2015 | The Daily Wire
    Planned Parenthood chops up human babies and sells their body parts for cold hard cash. Sound extreme? Then Ben Shapiro dares you to watch this video. **VIDEO ONLY ON LINK**
  • The GOP base is changing, and Trump’s the only one who gets it

    08/31/2015 4:17:23 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 64 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | August 31, 2015 | Ben Bullard
    A small handful of prominent pundits — and one politician — are beginning to grasp that the GOP establishment’s concept of its present-day party “base” is inaccurate, insulting and — most importantly — hopelessly disconnected from the emerging political reality. (please see link for full article. I have quoted below, so please see the complete link)
  • Red Rose Tea chimps (Burgh Thing?)

    08/30/2015 10:35:58 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 44 replies ^ | Published on February 11, 2013 | MrAlcue You Tube account
    Another late night/early morning whimsical post concerning music and a memorable TV commercial. Here's the link to the 1960's Red Rose song, very catchy.
  • Kanye West: ‘I Have Decided in 2020 to Run for President’

    After accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards and admitting to have smoked something, rapper Kanye West announced that he will be running for president in 2020. “And yes, as you could probably guess by this moment. I have decided in 2020 to run for president.” Hollywood Reporter reports that West hinted that he took “something” before the show, saying “I rolled up a little something. I knocked the edge off,” but he told the audience, “It ain’t about me. It’s about ideas, bro.”
  • A summer of Clinton stumbles gives way to an uncertain fall for Democrats

    08/30/2015 6:00:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Washington Poat ^ | 8/29/2015 | Dan Balz and Philip Rucker
    MINNEAPOLIS — The Democratic Party, whose presidential race has been mostly overshadowed by Donald Trump and the Republicans, heads into the fall with its nomination contest far less certain than it once appeared and braced for a series of events that will have a significant effect on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign. Clinton’s standing has been eroded both by her own shaky handling of the e-mail controversy and by the populist energy fueling the challenge of Sen. (I-Vt.). Her weakened position in the polls has stoked talk about a possible late entry from Vice President Biden, which could dramatically change the...
  • Top US presidential candidate Trump uncomfortable about ‘made in China’ (so am I!)

    A video circulating on facebook shows top U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, back in 2012, in a ‘gotcha’ moment about his feelings towards products made in China. Read more: Watch us live anywhere at Follow us: @cctv_america on Twitter | CCTVAmerica on Facebook
  • Corpse Flower 'Lacks Energy to Bloom,' Says Chicago Botanic Garden

    08/30/2015 2:52:29 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    WTTW ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | rebecca Palmore
    After much anticipation, the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday night announced that Spike is not expected to bloom.
  • Obama to rename Mount McKinley

    08/30/2015 2:30:56 PM PDT · by al baby · 76 replies
    e mail | Today | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.

    08/30/2015 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 104 replies
    Aug 30, 2015
    I want to know what is best to use for a long hike, the I-Phone or the I-pad. I have NOT owned or used either. I want to be able to make and receive phone calls, access the internet, shoot video, edit video, and load video. I'd prefer the larger screen in the I-Pad Mini over the I-Phone, but I also need to be able to make and receive calls, and I'm not sure if the I-Pad Mini can receive calls. If you have experience with both, please let me know the advantages and disadvantages of each. I also...
  • [VANITY] Firearms advice needed

    08/30/2015 2:01:04 PM PDT · by PinkChampagneonIce · 115 replies
    There is no better place to come for expert advice on firearms than FR! I am thinking of buying my first firearm. I want it for concealed carry, for self-defense, so I want it small. I have done some research and the Smith & Wesson Centennial Airweight Model 642 looks good to me. Am seeking any and all advice/comments. I have small hands, and not a lot of upper body strength. Thanks!
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 8/30 7-11pm est

    08/30/2015 1:46:23 PM PDT · by Vision · 20 replies
    WAMU ^ | 8/30/15 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • TECH HELP PLEASE: Why is my windows 7 Dell laptop suddenly shutting down for no reason

    08/30/2015 11:13:31 AM PDT · by Maceman · 76 replies
    Back in May or June, after my Dell Laptop crashed and a month of tech support from Dell proved ineffective, they they sent me a new (i.e. refurbished) E6540 laptop (running Windows 7) which I've had for about two months now. All of a sudden, today for the first time, the E6540 has started shutting down randomly for no reason. When I start it up again, it gives me the message about having shut down incorrectly and an option to run Windows in safe mode. This has happened a few times today. I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials, which says the...
  • CNN Appearances Show Bob Beckel Ready to Work Again; Here’s His Best Option

    08/30/2015 10:37:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    mediaite ^ | Aug. 30, 2015 | Joe Concha
    Bob Beckel is a rare breed in the cable news business for one reason: He somehow pulls off the combination of being a genuine, likable curmudgeon. And in doing so, he carved out a nice existence at Fox News, sparring effectively (without filter) with his political adversaries on The Five and doing weekly spots on The O’Reilly Factor. But then–without notice or comment–the 66-year-old was gone. Not for a few days or weeks, but for four months. First back surgery was reportedly the reason, but eventually it was revealed that Beckel–who has suffered from drug and alcohol addiction in the...
  • Orwell’s Newspeak Is Coming To A Campus Near You

    08/30/2015 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/15 | Scott Greer
    In George Orwell’s “1984,” the fictional Oceania government imposed a truncated English upon its people. The purpose of the new language, termed Newspeak, was to help the regime in its effort to eliminate thoughtcrime. “The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [the state ideology of Oceania], but to make all other modes of thought impossible,” Orwell said. But now Newspeak is transforming from fantasy to reality at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The taxpayer-funded university recently issued a new guideline for...
  • Vin Scully says next year is probably his last as voice of the Dodgers

    08/30/2015 9:06:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    A sweet moment with Vin Scully at his news conference Saturday to discuss returning to broadcast the Dodgers next year, suddenly took a dramatic turn to unwanted melancholy. It was a turn everyone knew would come one day. But still, hearing it from Scully took the air out of the room: Scully expects next year will be his last as the Dodgers’ broadcaster.
  • Ok it is time to say a word about Bobby Jindal (seems pretty darned solid)

    08/30/2015 8:04:42 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 30, 2015
    I was just watching a portion of "This Week with George S", which was guest hosted today. She had Bobby Jindal on, and lobbed several tough questions at him. He hit them right out of the park. She stayed focused on being critical of Hillary, and refused to be critical of Donald Trump. He just refused to be goaded into an anti-Trump position, but was strongly for America and I was very, very impressed. Strongly for controlling immigration. Very well done, Mr. Jindal. Good job. Gotta pay more attention to Jindal.
  • Call Guinness, New Record in Gun Control Stupidity

    08/30/2015 7:47:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies ^ | Aug. 28, 2015
    Despite the best efforts of the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg's Everytown, a small group in suburban Chicago has managed to break new ground in gun control stupidity. The achievement took place August 25th at a rally protesting a new Mariano's grocery store in Northbrook, Ill. organized by Peaceful Communities. The company's offense? Not forbidding licensed carry inside their suburban locations. While a small protest for a silly cause is standard gun control fare, this one featured items of special significance. The protestors held signs during the event, several of which stated "SIGNS SAVE LIVES." By that logic, the roughly...
  • Author Frederick Forsyth reveals his missions for Britain's MI6

    British thriller writer Frederick Forsyth revealed he had conducted missions for intelligence service MI6 in extracts from his autobiography published Sunday. Forsyth, whose bestsellers include "The Day Of The Jackal", told of how he had assisted Britain's overseas spying agency in the Nigerian region of Biafra, East Germany, Rhodesia and South Africa. While working as a journalist in 1968, he was approached by an MI6 man called "Ronnie" who wanted "an asset deep inside the Biafran enclave" where there was a civil war between 1967 and 1970.
  • Almost 5 minutes of Patton reminder

    08/30/2015 6:06:40 AM PDT · by knarf · 38 replies
    youtube ^ | August 30, 2015 | deadbolt8706
    It's history, the man was real, we exemplified greatness and Trump sounds a lot like him
  • Good Sunday Morning

    08/30/2015 3:43:35 AM PDT · by knarf · 5 replies
    Pablo Arellano ^ | August 30, 2015 | knarf
    Just relax, get ready for church .. think on Godly things
  • Marine Asks Ronda Rousey to Marine Corps Ball: Watch Now!

    08/29/2015 2:13:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    eonline ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | JULIA HAYS
    Jarrod Haschert, a member of the United States Marine Corps, has shared a Facebook video asking the 28-year-old UFC bantamweight champion to be his date to a USMC Ball in December. In the video, which has racked up over 3.7M views so far, the soldier, who is stationed in North Carolina, says Rousey is his "celebrity crush."
  • Sarah Palin defends Donald Trump, open to being his running mate

    08/29/2015 10:05:08 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 64 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | Bonnie K. Goodman
    Former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin is again defending Republican 2016 frontrunner Donald Trump. Palin was promoting her guest hosting of "On Point with Sarah Palin" airing on the One to One America News Network on the entertainment news show "Extra" on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 where she spoke with Renee Bargh about all the Trump bashing. Palin also talked about Vice Presidential choices and attacked Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton over her continued political scandals and President Barack Obama's failed policies. Palin and Trump have long become friends and their political love affair seems a...
  • The Best, Most Amazing Podcast!

    08/29/2015 10:04:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | August 29, 2015 | MONA CHAREN
    The Best, Most Amazing Podcast! by MONA CHAREN August 29, 2015 Yes, ladies and gentlemen, when the topic is Trump, you must reach for superlatives. We didn’t plan it this way, but a very substantial part of the discussion on this week’s Need to Know centers on the golden-haired casino tycoon/former (?) Democrat/single-payer healthcare system supporting/insult dispensing/big government favoring/immigrant-bashing destroyer of worlds. There’s a type of political pundit who always finds wisdom in the people’s voice. Certainly you risk being called “elitist” in a democracy like ours if you fail to praise the people’s infallible judgment. Jay hasn’t finished excoriating...
  • Health tourist who came to UK to give birth says no one's asked her to pay

    08/29/2015 8:15:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/29/15 | Osborne
    African mum of quintuplets let off £145,000 NHS bill: Health tourist who came to UK to give birth says no one's asked her to pay Bimbo Ayelabola, 37, had to have complex caesarean section while in UK The operation and neo-natal care for five babies cost in excess of £145,000 She returned to her native Lagos where she is successful a make-up artist It's emerged that Homerton Hospital, east London, won't chase her for bill A Nigerian health tourist who cost the NHS £145,000 having quintuplets has said she never even saw a bill. Bimbo Ayelabola, 37, had to have...
  • Japanese kids enter giant toilet to learn about poop

    08/29/2015 7:56:51 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    OSAKA, Japan, Video from a toilet-themed exhibition at a Japanese museum shows schoolkids donning poop hats and sliding down an enormous commode. The giant toilet, which was part of the Miraikan museum's "Toilet!? - Human Waste & Earth's Future" exhibit in Osaka, allowed children to learn about toilets and how they work by sliding into a giant replica toilet while wearing hats designed to resemble human feces. The exhibition, which has since ended, also included interactive educational materials about the nature of feces and the impact of human and animal waste on the environment. "You will develop a completely new...
  • American Pharoah makes 2nd start after taking Triple Crown in today's Travers at Saratoga

    08/29/2015 7:31:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Self
    The now $1.6 million, GI Travers Stakes, for 3yos, at 1 1/4 mile (Dirt) Race #11, Post Time 5:46 pm local, this Saturday at Saratoga and will be broadcast on NBC as part of a two-hour live broadcast beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday! American Pharoah – will be a prohibitive 1/5 M/L Favorite for Saturday’s GI Travers Stakes at Saratoga!American Pharoah, drew the #2 hole and was made the prohibitive 1/5 M/L favorite.Frosted, at 6/1 drew the mid-pack #6 gate with Texas Red, at 8/1 breaking from the #4 post in this 10 horse field of 3yos.
  • Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out. Without a state budget agreement two months into the new fiscal year, there's no authority for the state comptroller to cut checks over $25,000. That means smaller winnings can be paid out, but not the larger lottery wins. Susan Rick, who lives in Oglesby, Illinois, planned home fix-ups and a visit to her daughter after her boyfriend won $250,000 last month. But they were told to wait. Rick tells the Chicago Tribune that if the situation were reversed, the state would "come take it,...
  • Vets Outraged as VA Flies LGBT Flag at Fort Harrison

    08/29/2015 12:26:16 AM PDT · by This_far · 45 replies
    The Flint Report ^ | June 03, 2015 | Aaron Flint
    Several veterans in Montana are outraged after the LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) pride flag was reportedly flown at the Fort Harrison VA near Helena, Montana earlier this week. The flag was apparently taken down by an outraged veteran, but has now been replaced and is flying right outside the administration building where the Montana VA Director's office is located.
  • unveils plans for new daily US television (tr)

    08/28/2015 11:22:48 PM PDT · by This_far · 5 replies
    Mail Online ^ | June 25, 2015 | Carol Driver is teaming up with TV’s number one daytime talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw to launch a brand new daily television series in the US in Fall 2016. Publisher and Editor-In-Chief Martin Clarke made the announcement with Dr. Phil on board the yacht at the Cannes Lions festival on Thursday. Mr Clarke said and Stage 29 Productions would jointly develop the dynamic and creative television show that will bring the very best of the world’s most read English-language newspaper website to life on TV in the US.
  • Who's this horse named after?

    08/28/2015 9:42:09 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 25 replies
    08-28-2015 | Me
    Saw this horse run a few weeks back at Del Mar. Kinda reminds of me of a pervert. Can't remember his name
  • What are your top 3 favorite episodes of the original Twilight Zone series?

    08/28/2015 8:41:10 PM PDT · by ETL · 114 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Self
    I don't know if the following TZ episode list is 100% accurate, in terms of air dates, etc. In any case, my top 3 favorites in the western category are: The Grave, The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms, and Mr. Garrity and the Graves. Other 'western' episodes are: Mr. Denton on Doomsday, (The) Execution, Dust, A Hundred Yards Over the Rim, and Still Valley. Of the 'Space' episodes, my top 3 are: People Are Alike All Over, The Lonely, and The Little People. To Serve Man was a great one too, IMHO. Other assorted favorites (in order of listed...
  • Weekly Preppers Thread

    08/28/2015 6:23:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 245 replies
    Haven't done one for a while and with all that is going on I though it would be a good idea to do a Weekly Prepper Thread, for posting tips, new products, good prep buys etc..... “There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.”
  • Secret Service Codenames - 2016 Presidential Candidates

    08/28/2015 5:46:08 PM PDT · by petenmi · 80 replies
    August 28, 2015 | petenmi
    The secret service assigns codenames to the presidents and presidential candidates that they protect. For example, JFK was "Lancer" and Reagan was "Rawhide". What would be your codename for any of the 2016 presidential candidates?
  • Trump way up in GOP race, but Hillary struggles for lead in Dem field

    08/28/2015 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 12:01 pm on August 28, 2015 | by Ed Morrissey
    Hot Air and Townhall Media Group commissioned their first-ever scientific poll this month, partnering with Survey Monkey on the 2016 primary races. The online survey of 1,783 random registered voters across the United States took place among a potential audience of 45 million in the Survey Monkey response database, rather than just among readers of Hot Air and Townhall Media Group sites. In the Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump has a large lead among Republicans, independents, and combined, whether likely voter controls are applied or not. Yet a majority of these voters believe that Trump does not have the temperament...
  • ‘Don’t Mess With Snakes,’ Advises Man Bitten by Rattlesnake While Taking Selfie

    08/28/2015 2:26:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | Kennedy Ryan and Rick Chambers
    A Lake Elsinore man could lose his hand after being bitten by a rattlesnake he was holding and taking pictures with, he and his mother said Thursday. Alex Gomez found the 4-foot-long snake in a field behind his home on Monday and decided to pick it up. The 36-year-old could be seen holding the snake and even wrapping it around his neck in photographs provided to KTLA by his mother. At some point after the photos were taken, the rattlesnake attacked Gomez, biting him in the hand.
  • Which bill would you take? (vanity)

    08/28/2015 2:03:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
    August 28, 2015 | me
    Suppose you were offered either a $5 bill, guaranteed genuine, or a $100 bill that had a 20% chance of being counterfeit. Which bill would you take? I'd take my chances on the $100 bill. And that's why I'm supporting Trump.
  • HILLARY, and Huff Post READ THIS! (vanity)

    08/28/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 22 replies
    Vetscor ^ | A Navy Vet
    " I find it the height of irony that a party which espouses small government would want to unleash a massive government effort, which might include national guard and others, to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up and, I don't know, put them in buses or boxcars, in order to take them across the border. I find that absurd but appalling." "Unleash". Great lawyer speak as in "is is is". No you dumbass b*tch, even Trump isn't talking about pulling them out of their homes and put in boxcars. He's just...
  • Vanity: Home of the Most Freepers?

    08/28/2015 11:34:48 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 20 replies
    North Carolina | Today | Me
    So this past weekend I took my son down to College. He's a freshmen at HPU! Hooyah! When we left at the end of the weekend, we're driving to these Tanger outlets in Mebane, NC and alongside of the road I see a sign that says: Welcome to Alamance County: Home to the most Freepers! Now, I had to share. I have no idea if it's right or not, but if I had seen it sooner, I would have had my wife snap a picture to upload!
  • Man Who Shot and Killed Journalists Had a 'Menacing and Threatening' Mother, Dad Says

    08/28/2015 12:07:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Yahoo Parenting ^ | 8-28-2015 | Elise Solé
    Before Vester Lee Flanagan II shot and killed Roanoke, VA journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward on live television and then committed suicide, the public knew him as Bryce Williams, a reporter at station WDBJ who covered local news stories. In the days that followed the double murder, alleged details about his troubling past have emerged, particularly surrounding his late mother. According to court papers obtained by the New York Daily News, Flanagan’s parents Betty Flanagan and Vester Lee Flanagan Sr. divorced when Vester Lee was 8-years-old. And Flanagan Sr., 76, had filed a restraining order against his wife, a former...
  • Hillary: 'Party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump'

    08/28/2015 11:17:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-28-2015 | Jonathan Swan
    Hillary Clinton is taking aim at the Republican presidential front-runner, proclaiming Friday that “the party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump.” In a fiery speech to the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) annual summer meeting in Minneapolis, Clinton told a cheering audience that the rest of the GOP presidential field is Donald Trump "without the pizzazz or the hair." Coming a day after a Trump speech where he had audience member pull his hair to prove it's his own, Clinton said, "A lot of people have said a lot of things about my hair over the years. So I...
  • Hillary Clinton Believes the GOP Field is Full of Terrorists

    08/28/2015 9:59:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | August 27th, 2015 | Kimberly Ross (Diary) |
    « BACK | PRINT RS FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR Hillary Clinton Believes the GOP Field is Full of Terrorists By: Kimberly Ross (Diary) | August 27th, 2015 at 10:11 PM | 15 RESIZE: AAA Share on Facebook 898 986 SHARES In an era when acts of terrorism are unfortunately becoming common, and evil is easy to distinguish, it takes one steeped in absurdity to assign it elsewhere. But if you need that person, her name is Hillary Clinton. On Thursday, Hillary said the following: “Extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups,” Clinton said during a...
  • President Clinton's 1996 State of the Union Address as delivered (Flashback)

    08/28/2015 7:57:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies ^ | 1-23-1996 | Buba
    (Snip) For the first time since the dawn of the nuclear age, there is not a single Russian missile pointed at America's children. North Korea has now frozen its dangerous nuclear weapons program. In Haiti, the dictators are gone, democracy has a new day, the flow of desperate refugees to our shores has subsided. Through tougher trade deals for America -- over 80 of them -- we have opened markets abroad, and now exports are at an all-time high, growing faster than imports and creating good American jobs. We stood with those taking risks for peace: In Northern Ireland, where...
  • Outlook font help

    08/28/2015 7:46:58 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    I am using Outlook as part of Office 2003. When I open a new email page, the font automatically sets to Arial 10. How can I change this to open in another font and size? Thanks.
  • Can Hillary overcome the 'liar' factor?

    08/28/2015 7:15:52 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/27/2015 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Hillary Clinton took a new tack this week when answering questions about her use of a private email account as secretary of state: She took responsibility and admitted she was at fault. “It clearly wasn’t the best choice,” Clinton said flatly on Wednesday, as she campaigned in Iowa. On Thursday, the reason for the change in tone came into sharper focus with a stunning new poll illustrating the extent to which voters don’t trust Clinton to tell the truth. While Republicans have been test-driving attacks against Clinton for a year and a half, no other line of attack has broken...
  • Environmentalist George Monbiot skins, butchers, cooks and eats a squirrel on live TV (Video)

    08/28/2015 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Digital Spy UK ^ | 8-28-2015 | Mayer Nissim
    Environmentalist George Monbiot has sparked debate by skinning, butchering, cooking and eating a squirrel on live TV. The Guardian columnist attracted criticism after revealing that he had eaten a roadkill squirrel, and later wrote a 2,360-word piece in the newspaper justifying his actions. "There are millions of squirrels, rabbits, pigeons, deer that are killed every year, and a lot of them are landfilled," Monbiot said on the BBC's Newsnight as he butchered a squirrel bought from a farm shop. "It doesn't have to be. It's not very nice! But meat production isn't. But at least there's no further ethical problem...
  • Feds approve paper airplane drone flights

    08/28/2015 6:54:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/15 | Keith Laing
    Feds approve paper airplane drone flights By Keith Laing - 08/27/15 05:40 PM EDT The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of a paper airplane that is a drone. The agency issued the approval for flights of a drone that is described as a "smartphone-controlled paper airplane." In doing so, it waived requirements for FAA approval of drone flights that are operated outside of restricted airspace and below 200 feet. The agency said the flights were approved for "aerial photography and videography" purposes. The makers of the paper airplane drone, Connecticut-based Tailor Toys PowerUp, tout the paper airplane...
  • No Riots in Roanoke - for SECOND Consecutive Night

    08/28/2015 5:49:09 AM PDT · by kinsman redeemer · 20 replies
    Vamity | Self
    No bottles. No looting. No "burn this bitch." No police line. No tear gas. No visit from rabble-rouser reverends. Nothing. This is the SECOND night of rest in the city where two people were gunned down by a man.
  • Hillary: Planned Parenthood Defunders are Like ISIS (Video)

    08/28/2015 6:01:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8-27-2015 | DAVID FRENCH
    In Hillary’s world, if you’re a person who wants to stop Planned Parenthood from dismembering babies — from slicing open their faces to sell their brains — then you’re like ISIS. In this delightful video, she claims Marco Rubio wants to deny victims of rape and incest “access to healthcare, to an abortion,” condemns Jeb Bush for wanting to de-fund Planned Parenthood, and attacks John Kasich for allegedly not providing state funding for rape crisis centers that referred patients for abortion. Next she does the standard misleading pivot and talks about cancer screenings, contraception, and HIV screenings — services available from...
  • UK jihadist hacker Junaid Hussain killed in Syria drone strike, says US

    08/28/2015 5:44:29 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 8-27-2015
    They said Junaid Hussain, 21, a convicted computer hacker from Birmingham who fled to Syria in 2013, had been a "high-value target" within the Islamic State group. The US called it a serious blow to IS. Michael McCaul, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said his death sent an "unmistakable message". "We need to maintain vigilance and good intelligence to stop future plotting, and ultimately we must destroy the group's terrorist sanctuary," Mr McCaul said. Hussain's activities made him a key target for the US military, who included him at number three on a Pentagon "kill list" of IS leaders....
  • Governor Palin ONE News

    08/28/2015 5:27:37 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 27 replies
    Myself | 08/28/2015 | Selfdefense
    Governor Palin has given a 5***** performance as guest host of "On Point" on the OAN News Network...Has anyone else tuned in?.....She is a complete natural.....A real pro, and I pointed out to family that if we had never heard of Sarah Palin and tuned in and caught her show, odds are it would soon become required viewing..... Better than anything FOX who I dropped a couple years ago has to offer....I'm a little biased (it's true, Palin fan here) but she really delivers. Her presentation and interviews flow, no stuttering, I mean really folks, I'm impressed....And a little relieved,...