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  • Sneak Peek Inside Bass Pro

    04/02/2015 12:51:23 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER
    myfoxmemphis.com ^ | 04/02/15 | myfoxmemphis.com
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, an iconic new destination experience located in downtown Memphis, will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. with a special Evening for Conservation event.
  • Sneak Peek Inside the Bass Pro Pyramid

    04/01/2015 9:34:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    FOX 13 ^ | 4-1-15 | unattributed
    This project represents the single largest investment in size and scope that Bass Pro Shops has ever made outside of its national headquarters in Missouri. With an array of retail, educational and fun attractions for guests of all ages, the experience is much more than a store; it's a deeply engaging, one-of-a-kind adventure. In addition to vast assortments of outdoor gear, the new destination experience will include wilderness hotel Big Cypress Lodge, 600,000 gallons of water features; a cypress swamp with 100-foot-tall trees; the interactive Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center; and a breathtaking glass-floored cantilevering observation deck at the top...
  • Ready for Hillary

    04/01/2015 6:49:45 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-1-15 | John Batchelor
    John Batchelor, James Taranto & Larry Kudlow discuss Hillary. 12:35 Full shows at: johnbatchelorshow.com/podcasts
  • Nude Bras Are Now A ‘Subtle Form Of Racism, FYI

    04/01/2015 5:49:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 4/1/2015 | Red Dawn
    I never wake up in the morning thinking, “Today, I need to find something super dumb liberals are complaining about and expose their stupidity.” No. Not at all. It just happens. And I couldn’t even make this stuff up if I tried. So this Wednesday’s edition of Wackjob Feminist Wednesday has an added bonus. Racism! In a University of Oklahoma op-ed, a woman complains about nude bras. Because nude bras are clearly a subtle sign of racism toward women of color.
  • Where is the Chick-Fil-A and Duck Dynasty Nation? Time to Stand Up

    04/01/2015 4:12:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    4/1/15 | SFF
    Hey, FREEPers...it wasn't that long ago that the nation, by the millions, stood outside in long lines for Chick-Fil-A and many also stood by the Robertson family when the A&E morons tried to fire the dad... Can we try and get some folks to stand up to the liberal fascists on this freedom of religion issue, too? I mean, this is all about intimidating us into shutting up. I am a wee bit frustrated that: 1. this has been allowed to be an issue while Obama pursues perverted relations with Iran 2. the economy continues to falter 3. very very...
  • Clint Eastwood Circling Leonardo DiCaprio’s Richard Jewell Project

    04/01/2015 4:00:45 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Clint Eastwood may follow up American Sniper with another dose of real-life drama. He’s circling The Ballad of Richard Jewell, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill‘s movie about the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. Billy Ray wrote the script based on a 1997 Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner
  • Bryson update

    04/01/2015 3:53:37 PM PDT · by knarf · 23 replies
    God ^ | April 1, 2015 | knarf
    I've received a couple of e-mails and I thought I had posted the latest ..
  • 7 Things the Middle Class Can’t Afford Anymore

    04/01/2015 2:07:23 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 55 replies
    CheatSheet ^ | March 31, 2015 | Erica Rawes
    1. Vacations 2. New vehicles 3. To pay off debt 4. Emergency savings 5. Retirement savings 6. Medical care 7. Dental work
  • Can Grasshopper Farts REALLY Drive Climate Change?

    04/01/2015 1:54:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Nature World News ^ | 4-1-2015 | Brian Stallard
    Passing gas: it's a natural part of bodily function, and not one that's ever associated with doomsday scenarios. However, experts are finding that invasive insects are pumping out more gas than usual, helping facilitate warming in places that otherwise couldn't support them. Growing up to four inches (10 cm) in length, the vagrant grasshopper (Schistocerca nitens), also known as the gray bird grasshopper, is a pretty big bug. It should be no surprise, then, that it can pass some pretty impressive gas. "Fart jokes aside, this thing is practically a smokestack," Arnulf Fälschung, a Swiss entomologist currently working with the...
  • Judge to rule on free-speech question in Chicago mayor race

    04/01/2015 12:49:12 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Pantagraph ^ | 4-1-2015
    A federal judge says he'll decide soon on whether the Chicago Transit Authority must let employees distribute campaign leaflets in break rooms that oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election bid. U.S. District Judge Robert Dow began hearing testimony Wednesday on a temporary restraining order that would force the transportation agency to allow the materials in advance of the April 7 runoff election. Dow told attorneys he hopes to rule by noon Thursday. The Amalgamated Transit Union filed a lawsuit in Chicago federal court Tuesday accusing the CTA of violating its members' free-speech rights. It claims the CTA allowed the distribution of...
  • How did Ted Cruz / The Weekly Standard get my email address? (Vanity)

    04/01/2015 12:08:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Me | 4-1-2015
    I like most of the policies Cruz is pursuing, but I feel uncomfortable receiving a signed email from him to an email address I only share with family asking for money. What's up with that?
  • New York Cop Filmed Yelling at Uber Driver is Elite FBI Anti-Terror Task Force Member

    04/01/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 57 replies
    VICE News ^ | 1 Apr 2015 | ???
    The New York Police Department detective filmed unleashing a xenophobic rant on an Uber driver this week has been identified as a member of the FBI's top-secret Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) — an elite, multi-agency team headquartered in New York. The officer is now facing suspension after the video of him mocking the driver's accent and screaming obscenities at him went viral this week.
  • Sheepdog Drone Keeps Sheep in Line

    04/01/2015 11:52:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/01/2015 | Good Morning America
    Drones are making headlines in the U.S. for possibly being able to deliver your Amazon products to your door, but in Ireland the 21st century technology is being used to solve an age-old task: sheep herding.
  • US-Iran thaw spurred Saudi action on Yemen: experts

    04/01/2015 11:24:20 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed
    Yahoo News / AFP ^ | 4-1-2015 | Ali Khalil
    Dubai (AFP) - Wary of a rapprochement between Washington and arch-rival Iran, Saudi Arabia has taken matters into its own hands by leading an air war against Shiite rebels in Yemen, experts say. The Huthi rebels, who Tehran denies arming, were close to seizing most of Yemen when Saudi Arabia sent warplanes into its southern neighbour, with which it shares a 1,800 kilometre (1,100 mile) border. "America's indifference to Saudi concerns and -- the other side of that coin, America's increasing interest in co-opting Iran," are among the motives behind Riyadh's action, said Professor Anoush Ehteshami, Iran and Gulf expert...
  • Former U.S. Attorney: ‘Hillary Clinton Is Going to Have to Testify in a Federal Court’

    04/01/2015 10:47:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-1-2015 | Brent Scher
    Hillary Clinton knowingly acted to circumvent the Freedom of Information Act by creating a private email server, according to legal experts. Speaking at a panel hosted by government watchdog group Judicial Watch, experts in the field of government accountability agreed that Clinton’s decision to create her own email server was a deliberate attempt to avoid transparency laws. Daniel Metcalfe, who was the founding director of the Justice Department’s office of information and privacy, said that the regime created by Clinton at the State Department was a “prescription for blatant circumvention of FOIA.” FOIA agents responding to the multiple requests made...
  • The Line in the Sand- The Power of NO.

    04/01/2015 10:38:10 AM PDT · by cowboyusa · 5 replies
    The line in the sand moment has been reached and there is only one word to respond to it: No! NO YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FINE CHRISTIAN BUSINESS.YOUR NOT GOING TO THREATEN PASTORS! YOUR NOT GOING TO THREATEN TO PUT CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN IN JAIL. IT'S NOT HAPPEINIG,NO! "Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! As for us, we cannot help speaking about what...
  • Uber Driver Returned To Rob A Home, Police Say

    04/01/2015 10:17:31 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    RTT News ^ | 4-1-2015
    Ride sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. continues to hog bad publicity after an UberX driver allegedly drove a woman to the airport and then went back to break into her home. A Denver homeowner found the driver allegedly trying to break into her home one afternoon. When questioned, he said he was a friend of her roommate. The homeowner, Amy Kissinger, then called her roommate Natalie, who matched the description of the man to the driver who dropped her to the airport that morning. It was further confirmed after Natalie sent Kissinger a screenshot of the receipt from Uber that...
  • Monica Lewinsky tapped by Barbara Walters to bring the mojo back to The View .....

    04/01/2015 9:29:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 76 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/1/15 | By TOPPER TOUSSAINT
    EXCLUSIVE: Who needs Rosie O'Donnell? Monica Lewinsky tapped by Barbara Walters to bring the mojo back to The View and make it the 'runaway success' it once was Retired news legend Barbara Walters still has some clout - and a strong opinion about how ABC can turn things around at the ratings-challenged show she created, The View. Barbara's magic bullet: Monica Lewinsky. Walters says that the former White House intern would be a 'run away success' on The View, a network source tells Daily Mail Online. She would attract great guests - even if casting her as a regular co-host...
  • Driver killed at NSA had history of robbery, prostitution

    04/01/2015 5:14:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ian Duncan and Kevin Rector
    Federal authorities on Tuesday identified the driver killed while trying to ram a stolen SUV through a security checkpoint at the National Security Agency headquarters as a Baltimore resident with a criminal history for robbery and prostitution.. The FBI named Ricky Shawatza Hall, 27, as the driver who died. According to police, Hall and another person ended up at the gates of the huge spy agency Monday morning after stealing the vehicle from a 60-year-old man with whom they had traveled to a budget motel in nearby Elkridge.
  • Erol Incedal: Student being sentenced for possessing bomb manual

    04/01/2015 8:18:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    bbc ^ | 4-1-2015
    A law student cleared of plotting a terror attack is being sentenced for possessing a bomb-making manual. Erol Incedal, 27, from London, was acquitted of the terror plot last week - but was convicted last year of having a bomb-making manual on a memory card. Most of the trial was held in secret and details of the accusation can still not be reported. Incedal and his friend Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadjar, also 27, are being sentenced by Mr Justice Nicol at the Old Bailey. Rarmoul-Bouhadjar admitted having a manual identical to the one found in Incedal's possession. At the beginning of the...
  • 20 years later, man's cherished gold ring discovered by county workers

    04/01/2015 6:27:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Grand Rapids Index ^ | 4-1-15 | Andrew Krietz
    When a county worker knocked on Abraham Joshua's front door Tuesday morning, he only expected notice that maintenance on a clogged culvert was complete. So, the 70-year-old Grand Rapids resident shuffled over, still dressed in pajamas. "It was still early," Joshua laughed. The news - that a crew from the Kent County Road Commission had found a cherished ring missing for about 20 years - was an awakening. "The man goes, 'Does this belong to you?'" Joshua said. The ring, even after a couple decades buried in dirt, still shined and a cut out of a cross was still visible....
  • Experts: Dog owners are healthier, more likely to exercise

    04/01/2015 6:18:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    WISHTV.com ^ | 04/01/2015 | Nina Criscuolo
    The organization says dogs can help improve their owner’s physical and mental health, so they’re holding a dog-friendly event to celebrate National Walking Day.Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, people can walk a dog or one can be provided at Warm Memorial Park. There will be music and prizes.Leaders with the American Heart Association say inactive people can double their risk of heart disease, which is the number one killer of Americans. To combat that, they recommend everyone get 30 minutes of exercise five times a week. Dog owners are 50-percent more likely to fit...
  • Obama vetoes measure against swifter votes on unionization

    04/01/2015 6:01:52 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 4-1-2015 | Darlene Superville, Associated Press
    House Speaker John A. Boehner criticized Obama's decision. "The NLRB's ambush election rule is an assault on the rights and privacy protections of American workers," Boehner said. "With his veto, the president has once again put the interests of his political allies ahead of the small-business owners and hardworking Americans who create jobs and build a stronger economy." The rule was a victory for unions, which have long complained that the process is too long. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, using language similar to Obama, has said that the board's "modest but important reforms" will help reduce delays and make it...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June 2015

    03/31/2015 11:13:52 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 38 replies
    April 1, 2015 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • The MSNBC ratings keep getting worse

    03/31/2015 8:25:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    politico.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | DYLAN BYERS
    Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for MSNBC, along came the quarterly ratings reports. In both daytime and prime time, MSNBC endured its lowest quarterly demo numbers in a decade, and its total viewership since the final quarter of 2007. Prime-time viewership was down 45 percent in the demo from the first quarter of 2014, while daytime viewership was down 39 percent in the demo. On Tuesday, while Fox News and CNN were boasting their own quarterly numbers -- Fox News remained dominant, CNN made major strides in the demo -- MSNBC chose to focus on the...
  • Obama’s Strategy on Climate Change, Part of Global Deal, Is Revealed ( Executive Action)

    03/31/2015 6:32:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/31/2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States’ part of an ambitious joint pledge made by Mr. Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in November. The United States and China are the world’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters. Mr. Obama said the United States would cut its emissions...
  • Hillary Rodham Nixon — Even He Didn't Destroy The Tapes

    03/31/2015 4:09:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 31, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reminds us of the similarity between the 18-1/2-minute gap that doomed a presidency and an email server wiped clean by a lawyer who served on a Watergate committee staff. Hillary Clinton should know better, know that the cover-up is often worse than any crime, for she once worked as a member of the impeachment inquiry staff for the House Judiciary Committee investigating the "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate Hotel that doomed Richard Nixon's presidency. The end came when tapes of presidential conversations were found and became public knowledge with one tape containing that famous 18-1/2-minute...
  • Are there no Religious leaders in Indiana standing with Pence?

    03/31/2015 5:53:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    3/31/15 | sff
    Lots of religious leaders stood next to Mike Pence when he signed the bill into law. Then the liberal fascists began screaming...and people scattered. There needs to be a public stand with this man--where are the people of Indiana???
  • Priest greeted by strangers discovers doppelganger neighbour

    03/31/2015 4:52:30 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 1, 2015 | Gregory Walton
    When retired priest Neil Richardson, 69, moved to Braintree, Essex he was constantly greeted by complete strangers who insisted on calling him John. Baffled by their persistence, Mr Richardson thought nothing of it until some time later the reason for the confusion became apparent. John Jemison, 74, a retired headteacher is the spitting image of Mr Richardson and lives just miles away. When the doppelgangers finally bumped into each other, they even discovered that they has attended the same college and had both worked as religious knowledge teachers. Mr Richardson, 69, said: "Complete strangers were coming up to me and...
  • Man meticulously documents affair with his secretary 1969-1970: Here are his records

    03/31/2015 4:48:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    dangerousminds.net ^ | march 30, 2015
    The story would be dull—clichéd even—without the voyeuristic thrill that comes with the intimate details: a married German businessman and his married secretary, Margret, have a brief affair from 1969 to 1970. Everything you see here came from a suitcase purchased at an estate auction 30 years after the affair, and it’s an utterly engrossing collection of artifacts. Not only did the unnamed businessman photograph the intimate moments before and after sex (including shots of dresses he bought for her—on the hanger, then on her, then on the bed), he kept keepsakes, including a lock of hair and an empty birth control...
  • Debbie Wasserman Decides Not To Run For Senate.Guess She Was Afraid Of Allen West?

    03/31/2015 4:09:57 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 38 replies
    Now why did Congresswoman Wasserman change her mind about two weeks ago? Was she looking at the polls? Reading the Tea-Leaves? Just found out that she was the number one laughing stock for Florida? Or maybe the possibility that Allen West is considering running? Now that would of been a debate the entire country would of loved to have seen. Allen West VS Debbie Wasserman would of been a mirror image of Ted Cruz VS Warren or Hillary. A Bloodbath!
  • Hacked again? Labor Dept. economist who claimed Christians vote for Nazis vanishes from Twitter

    03/31/2015 2:45:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Wow, that is one talented hacker. As Twitchy reported yesterday, someone allegedly hacked into the Twitter account of Bureau of Labor Statistics economist Elizabeth Ashack last Friday, posting that things wouldn’t end well for Christians in red states who vote for Nazis to govern them and urging Ashack’s followers to #BoycottIndiana.
  • Windows RT is dead

    03/31/2015 11:07:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 44 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 3-31-2015 | Emil Protalinski
    Microsoft debuted a new device today: the Surface 3. The tablet has a lot to offer, including the fact that it’s the thinnest and lightest tablet the company has ever shipped, but the real kicker is that it runs a full version of Windows 8.1. In other words, Windows RT is dead. Windows RT, released in October 2012 along with the Surface RT, is an edition of Windows 8.x designed for mobile devices that use 32-bit ARM architecture. The Surface RT was meant as an example first-party device for other computer makers. Microsoft unveiled the Surface 2 and Surface Pro...
  • Face scans show how fast a person is aging

    03/31/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | Dennis Thompson
    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Every face tells a story, and that story apparently includes hints of how quickly a person is aging, a new study contends. Facial features have proven even more reliable than blood tests in spotting those for whom time is taking a heavier toll, a Chinese research team reports in the March 31 issue of the journal Cell Research. A computerized 3-D facial imaging process uncovered a number of "tells" that show if a person is aging more rapidly, including a widening mouth, bulging nose, sagging upper lip, shrinking gums and drooping eye corners,...
  • Pilot who suffered midair breakdown sues JetBlue

    03/31/2015 8:26:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    CNBC / USA Today ^ | 3-31-2015
    On March 27, 2012, JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon had a mid-air breakdown, running through the aisles of a Las Vegas -bound flight and making terrifying comments like "Pray f***ing now for Jesus Christ […] this plane will never make it to Vegas." Three years later, he has filed a $14.9 million lawsuit against JetBlue, alleging that the airline allowed him to fly despite knowing that he was mentally unfit. In the lawsuit, filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in New York, Osbon claims breach of contract and negligence, alleging that JetBlue should've known that he was incapable of piloting...
  • Trump to run typical caucus campaign, ‘but bigger’

    03/31/2015 4:09:16 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    The Gazette ^ | March 27, 2015 | 10:06 pm | James Q. Lynch, The Gazette
    DES MOINES — Iowans will have the opportune it to see a lot of Donald Trump in the coming months, not on TV, but in person. Trump, a global businessman will be back in Iowa April 8 as part of his exploratory committee to decide whether to run for president in 2016. (continued at link, above syntax gaffe notwithstanding) http://thegazette.com/subject/news/trump-to-run-typical-caucus-campaign-but-bigger-20150327
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 31, 2015. QUINN RETURNS TOMORROW!!

    03/31/2015 2:51:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 24 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group has continued to meet to start the day since Quinn they went off the air over a year ago. Our patience has paid off; Jim Quinn will return to the airwaves tomorrow, April 1st (No, not a joke!)
  • On Eve of Possible Deal, Israel Shows Off Latest Sub

    03/30/2015 10:59:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-30-2015 | Abraham Rabinovich
    JERUSALEM—With a possible agreement on Iran’s nuclear program approaching, the Israeli navy today hosted military reporters on a tour of its latest submarine, part of an underwater fleet reportedly armed with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles that will serve as Israel’s major deterrent against a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic. The submarine, the INS Tanin is one of five acquired from Germany in the past two decades. According to foreign reports, cruise missiles aboard the vessels have a range of close to 1,000 miles and can carry nuclear warheads. Capable of extended stays at sea, one or more of submarines would likely always be within range of Iran. Although Israel is reported...
  • America's most generous con artist

    03/30/2015 10:16:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 3-31-2015 | Jason Caffrey
    For decades, Mark Landis donated art to museums and galleries across the US. He was feted as a wealthy collector but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself. He was never prosecuted though - he didn't take payment so hadn't broken any law. "It obviously isn't a crime to give a picture to a museum, and they treated me like royalty. One thing led to another, and I kept doing it for 30 years," says Mark Landis, one the most prolific art forgers in US. Landis's career as an art forger began in the mid-1980s, when he gave...
  • War over non-union labor on 'Billionaires' Row' heats up

    03/30/2015 9:14:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3-30-2015 | KATHERINE CLARKE
    The tower, at 111 W. 57th St., would be one of the tallest buildings ever constructed with non-union labor. It's always smart to follow the money. That's why New York City’s labor unions, long opposed to to a plan to use non-union labor to build one of the city’s tallest towers on W. 57th St., are trying a new tack to dissuade developers from going the non-union route — going straight to the source of their capital. The Laborer’s International Union and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York are planning an organized discussion on “responsible” real...
  • Goldman's "Excel Fat Finger"..Lowers Q1 GDP Tracking To Just 0.8%

    03/30/2015 7:18:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Back in 2014, Goldman's Jan Hatzius was proud to announce he anticipated the US economy growing solidly in 2015, at a so-called "above consensus" pace, somewhere in the 3%-3.5% range. Then, a few months ago, the same Goldman strategist unabashedly declared that the US economy would grow by 3% in Q1. Then... it snowed, leading to the worst economic contraction for the US economy since, well, last winter. It snowed then too, but nobody could possibly anticipate it snowing two years in a row.
  • Laurence Fishburne’s mother says she’s facing eviction

    03/30/2015 4:14:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 30, 2015 | andrea peyser
    Laurence Fishburne, call your mother. I hate to be the one to break the news. But the woman who gave life to the talented actor, who said she emptied her retirement savings account so her only child would grow into a star, director, producer and playwright, claims she’s down on her luck. Hattie Crawford Fishburne, 80, told me that, unable to pay the rent for several months, she’s received written notice informing her she’ll be evicted from her Los Angeles apartment Tuesday. And she said she can’t reach her wealthy son, with whom she last spoke more than a year...
  • Epitaph for a Senator

    03/30/2015 4:10:10 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 2 replies
    Sen. Flake Az. | 3/30/15 | Sen. Flake
    Thank you for contacting me about the letter sent by Republican Senators to the leadership in Iran regarding a nuclear agreement. As you know, on March 9, 2015, 47 Republican Senators sent a letter to the leaders of Iran addressing a prospective agreement on Iran's nuclear program. In the letter, the cosigners advised that Congress could revoke any agreement reached with Iran. I did not sign this letter. While I believe that Congress should have a say on any agreement – after all, Congress will need to repeal the sanctions from which Iran seeks relief as part of an agreement...
  • Knife attack kills Bangladesh blogger

    03/30/2015 1:00:47 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Radio New Zealand ^ | 3-31-2015 | bbc
    Washiqur Rahman was attacked close to his home in Dhaka's Begunbari area, a police official told AFP news agency. Two students at an Islamic seminary have reportedly been arrested. Last month, Avijit Roy, a US-based writer who had criticised religious intolerance, was killed in a machete attack while he was visiting Dhaka. His death sparked fresh concerns for freedom of speech in Bangladesh, where several secular-minded writers have been targeted by militants. Mr Rahman was killed on a busy street in Dhaka. Two of the suspected attackers, armed with meat cleavers, were caught near the scene. The suspects told police...
  • Bernanke speaks: Interest rates could rise

    03/30/2015 11:31:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    cnbc ^ | 3-30-2015
    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke , in rare public comments on the economy, said Monday he thinks low interest rates may not be here forever. Bernanke said in a Washington, D.C., speech that downward pressure on rates would ease as economic recovery in Europe and better growth in emerging markets take hold. "The implications are from that perspective that the downward pressure on global interest rates will probably moderate somewhat, continue to moderate somewhat over time and the pressures for the trade deficit of the United States will probably moderate somewhat over time," Bernanke said. As for now, Bernanke said...
  • Elizabeth Warren Gives Presidential Podium a Test Run

    03/30/2015 10:40:00 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/30/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    Elizabeth Warren Gives Presidential Podium a Test Run BY DANIEL HALPER Today in Massachusetts, at a ceremony for the the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Senator Elizabeth Warren borrowed President Obama's lectern for a bit. Behind the lectern, Warren looked almost presidential: Many have called for Warren to enter the presidential race. This image, of her speaking behind the presidential lectern, may increase calls for her to challenge Hillary Clinton. In her remarks, Warren shared a story about how she told Kennedy to show some leadership, not just vote. Watch here:
  • James O’Keefe to host press conference addressing ISIS support at prominent southern FL University

    03/30/2015 6:23:54 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Rejoice Magazine ^ | Rejoice Mag Staff
    ADVISORY: O’Keefe to host press conference addressing ISIS support at prominent southern FL University From: Project Veritas PressAdd to Contacts Project Veritas James O’Keefe to Release New Video Uncovering Strong Support for ISIS at Prominent South Florida University Monday, March 30, 2014, 10:00am EST MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release: Contact: Daniel Pollack Phone: 914-908-2321 Email: Media@projectveritas.com Last week, Project Veritas released a video exposing a Cornell University dean expressing support for a pro-ISIS club. On Monday morning, O’Keefe will be launching a second video featuring even more shocking footage, this time from a prominent south Florida university. Who: James O’Keefe...
  • Presidential hopefuls lining up S.C. operatives

    03/30/2015 3:51:05 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 1 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/29/2015 | By Andrew Shain
    Call it the primary before the primary. The 2016 presidential race in South Carolina has focused so far on candidates going to fundraisers and town-hall meetings. But White House hopefuls also are doing something that might be more important – building their Palmetto State operations in hopes of capturing an early primary win. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article16845179.html#storylink=cpy
  • Larry Fitzgerald [Arizona Cardinals WR] Tees It Up At Longest, Most Extreme Par-3 In The World

    03/29/2015 10:51:04 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    Rant Sports ^ | 28 March 2015 | Trevor Lowry
    This hole is so extreme (as if you couldn’t tell from the picture) that Fitzgerald had to use a helicopter just to get down to the green.
  • Your biggest childhood fear(s)?

    03/29/2015 9:07:05 PM PDT · by MNDude · 114 replies
    Almost everyone had something that freaked them out or downright terrified them when they were kids-- a neighbor's big dog, sleestaks on TV, or the monster in the closet? Tell your story of what most scared you as a kid.