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  • Adele creates history post recording back to back Bond theme for 'Spectre'(Rumored)

    06/01/2015 8:33:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    India.com ^ | Last Updated: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 20:51
    According to sources, the 'Rolling In The Deep' hit-maker, who won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and a BRIT for 'Skyfall,' is one of the few artists who were asked to write and record the title track for ' Spectre,' reported the Daily Star.
  • Ann Coulter on Sean Hannity's show this evening. Her new book.

    06/01/2015 8:05:07 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 38 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | June 1 2015 | Ann Coulter (on television)
    A huge "good job" to Ann Coulter, for her appearance on Sean Hannity's show this evening. I was very impressed, we need more voices like hers, speaking up clearly. She spoke very clearly about what she (correctly) identified as two things wrong with our country. First the left is pushing immigration very strongly. For political power. The right is pushing immigration very strongly meanwhile, for profits. Both sides, are selling out America.
  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to Star in ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Remake (Exclusive)

    06/01/2015 7:58:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    20th Century Fox is excited about a new take from “X-Men: First Class” writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in negotiations to star in and produce a remake of John Carpenter‘s cult classic “Big Trouble in Little China” that will be written by “X-Men: First Class” scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. A representative for 20th Century Fox did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Johnson is making a deal to play Jack Burton, an all-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical...
  • Cats Being Jerks Video Compilation || FailArmy (Warning adult language)

    06/01/2015 7:55:52 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    My favorite cat is the 2 minute mark.

    06/01/2015 7:10:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday while President Barack Obama was answering questions at a town hall with YSEALI Fellows, an exchange program for community leaders from ASEAN, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, he said his administration has restored the Untied States as the “the most respected country on earth.” Obama said, “People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the Untied States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the Untied States is the most respected country on earth. Part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the...
  • GOOD NEWS!!!

    06/01/2015 5:42:56 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies
    BTLD | 6/1/15 | BTLD
  • Donald Trump: 'I have a Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney'

    06/01/2015 4:53:58 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 1, 2015, 4:30 PM | Colin Campbell
    "I'm the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far. Nobody's ever been more successful than me. I'm the most successful person ever to run. Ross Perot isn’t successful like me. Romney — I have a Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney," Trump said. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-i-have-a-gucci-store-thats-worth-more-than-romney-2015-6#ixzz3brFC0WAd
  • Call me Caitlyn Bruce Jenner unveiled as a woman

    06/01/2015 9:54:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/01/15 | Chris Johnson and Natalie Trombetta
    Bruce Jenner has been unveiled as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair. The 65-year-old former decathlete is wearing a silky white basque, which reveals the results of Jenner's recent breast implant surgery. It also reveals Jenner's new name for the first time - Caitlyn.
  • WV teacher threatened with fine for violating Michelle O’s school snack rules

    06/01/2015 3:42:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | June 1, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    WILLIAMSON, W.V. – Students and parents are rallying to the defense of a teacher who is accused of violating federal school snack rules. The Williamson PreK-8 teacher, who was not identified, would give her students “wrapped candy” as a reward for their hard work and good behavior. Because the practice was an alleged violation of the federal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama, Mingo County Schools Director of Child Nutrition Kay Maynard “placed a call to officials at the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) to report the incident,” the Williamson Daily News reports. Maynard also spoke to Williamson...
  • Dan Pfeiffer joins CNN as contributor

    06/01/2015 11:37:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | June 1, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)—Dan Pfeiffer, a long-time top aide to President Barack Obama, is joining CNN as a contributor, network president Jeff Zucker announced Monday. The 39-year-old Pfeiffer is a Wilmington, Delaware, native and a graduate of Georgetown University. His first presidential campaign role came in a communications post for then-Vice President Al Gore's unsuccessful 2000 campaign. He then worked for the Democratic Governors Association and later Sens. Tim Johnson, Tom Daschle and then Evan Bayh's brief 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as ‘her’

    06/01/2015 10:06:46 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 137 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 6/1/15 | By Maggie Coughlan
    Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as ‘her’ By Maggie Coughlan Meet “her.” Bruce Jenner has revealed a new female identity on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair. “Call me Caitlyn,” the cover reads, revealing the former Olympian’s preferred name. In the image taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Jenner, 65, poses in a cream-colored body suit with her hands behind her body. Jenner reflects on the decision to transition from male to female in the cover story penned by “Friday Night Lights” author Buzz Bissinger.
  • Vince Vaughn: Guns should be allowed in schools to prevent mass shootings

    06/01/2015 8:56:31 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 6/1/15 | Ethan Sacks.
    Vince Vaughn: Guns should be allowed in schools to prevent mass shootings by Ethan Sacks Vince Vaughn is providing some ammunition to the debate over guns in schools. The "True Detective" star told the British GQ that he supports allowing guns in schools as deterrent against the mass shootings that have plagued the United States in recent years -- such as the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 children and six staffers dead. "Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat," he told GQ UK. "Taking away guns, taking away...
  • LePage says he wants Maine income tax gone by 2020

    06/01/2015 7:09:52 AM PDT · by Cowman · 5 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | March 12 | By Scott Thistle
    AUBURN, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage pitched his plan to reform Maine’s tax system and realign the state’s spending priorities in a “town hall” forum at Edward Little High School on Wednesday. LePage announced he intends to put a statewide ballot measure before voters in 2016 that would ask them to amend the Maine Constitution to eliminate the state’s income tax for good. He told Eileen Heidrich of Turner that that way he would be sure his goal to end the state’s income tax completely could not be undone by politicians in Augusta. “We are working on the language; we’ve...
  • U.S. top court declines request to revive Arizona immigration law

    06/01/2015 7:02:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    The Jamestown Sun ^ | 6-1-2015 | Chris Olson
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact a ruling that struck down anArizona law that denied bail to illegal immigrants charged with certain felonies. The justices rejected an appeal filed by Maricopa County and its controversial sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Three of the court's conservative justices, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, said they would have heard the case. Four of the nine justices must agree to hear a case for the court to take it up. The court's action means the October 2014 ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the 2006 law is unconstitutional, is the final word in the...
  • Vast warehouse tucked away in Alabama that is filled with America's lost luggage

    05/31/2015 7:40:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 31, 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottboro, Alabama, sells lost stuff Buys bags en masse from travel companies if they can't be returned Discounts 20 to 80 per cent from items spanning dresses to iPads It's a paradise for bargain-hunters - filled to the rafters with electronics, clothes, musical instruments and jewelry, sold with as much as 80 per cent of the value lopped off. Inside, crowds of shoppers pore over the gear - some of it practically brand new - in the hope of giving the best finds a new home. In an earlier life, all the items were checked...
  • Sarah Palin welcomes Martin O'Malley into the fray

    05/31/2015 4:06:38 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 30 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook Page ^ | 5-30-2015 | Sarah Palin
    Yet another anti-freedom politician jumps in the race today for POTUS. As cool as he is with his rock 'n roll persona, this typical liberal's erroneous grasp of our Bill of Rights merely continues the strange and disastrous agenda of Barack Obama. Good to know he doesn't have much chance of winning. The democrats have greased the skids for their chosen one, despite the media games that play the public with various "competing" campaigns used for gamey distractions. With today's more-of-the-same distract-sphere – with the politician sounding exactly like all the others – don't you wonder if there are ANY...
  • Are There Any Freeper Truck Drivers Out There? (Vanity)

    05/31/2015 4:50:53 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 52 replies
    This is the situation. I am late 50s in the corporate world of supply chain management. I've done OK, though not spectacular and gone about as far as I can go. We are empty nesters now and my mother, for whom I was the primary care giver, passed away about six months ago.The present corporate world is giving signals that my work, which they were formerly quite happy with, is all of a sudden, a topic of petty complaints. I believe it is time to look for a new career.I see tons of ads for truck drivers promising a minimum...
  • EPA pushes forward with biofuels

    05/31/2015 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    WUWT ^ | 5/31/2015 | Eric Worral
    US investment in biofuels are to be expanded under proposals advanced by the US EPA. Under the proposed rule announced Friday, the amount of ethanol in the gasoline supply would increase in coming years, just not as much as set out under federal law. That approach drew criticism from ethanol and farm groups that have pushed to keep high volumes of ethanol in gasoline. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has called for a robust renewable fuels standard while campaigning in Iowa, host of the leadoff presidential caucuses next year. … In a bid to ethanol producers, the administration also...
  • C'mon FREEPERs, let's help Bruce Jenner with a better name!

    05/31/2015 2:19:19 PM PDT · by budj · 79 replies
    intouchweekly.com ^ | 5/29/15 | intouchweekly
    "In Touch Weekly has learned that the 65-year-old, who recently came out as transgender, has picked his new female name!....." You can read it for yourselves, but we can do better for his female name. Let the suggestions begin!
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/31 7-11pm est

    05/31/2015 2:05:13 PM PDT · by Vision · 38 replies
    WAMU ^ | 5/31/15 | 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: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Julie Harris, Costume Designer for Bond and Beatles Movies, Dies at 94

    05/31/2015 1:52:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Oscar-winning costume designer Julie Harris, who helped define the swinging looks of the 1960s and ’70s London, died May 30 in London. She designed for James Bond films “Casino Royale” and “Live and Let Die” as well as the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help.” She was 94 and had suffered a chest infection. Harris (no relation to the late actress Julie Harris) won an Academy Award for her mod designs in the 1967 Julie Christie-Dirk Bogarde film “Darling.” Over a four-decade career, she also served as costume designer on “Goodbye Mr. Chips,” “Rollerball,” the 1979 “Dracula” with Laurence...
  • Why is Game Seven of the NBA Finals Scheduled for June 19?

    05/31/2015 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 29 replies
    NBA Website ^ | 05/31/2015 | NBA Staff
    Ever notice the NBA never plays on Father's Day? Think that's a coincidence. I don't.
  • How to make McDonald's world famous fries at home

    05/31/2015 12:11:40 PM PDT · by McGruff · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2015
    A few months ago, McDonald’s gave consumers an inside look at how it really make its fries in an episode of “Our Food. Your Questions” -- a web series that aims to debunk myths about its food. While McDonald’s has pushed its chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics, it has yet to jump on the anti-preservative fast food bandwagon like other large fast food chains.
  • Study: ET not home … Where are the aliens?

    05/31/2015 11:35:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Despite the relatively new frenzy to find extraterrestrial life in the universe after astronomers discovered water to exist on a number of celestial bodies over the years, research shows that the only place aliens can be “found” are on bone-chilling late-night documentaries of UFO sightings.According to exhaustive analysis performed by a team of scientists at Penn State University (PSU), absolutely no sign of highly advanced extraterrestrial lifeforms exist in the known universe — at least 100,000 galaxies of it, that is. A lonely frontier In their latest virtual expedition through space, scientists have used all of their high-tech gadgetry...
  • Man caught stuffing assault rifles down his pants at pawn shop

    05/31/2015 9:48:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    wrcbtv ^ | May 29, 2015
    A 19-year-old man faces grand theft charges for allegedly trying to steal assault rifles from a pawn shop in Davie by stuffing them down his pants. Marlon Paul Alvarez of Fort Lauderdale made his first court appearance Wednesday. The Sun Sentinel reports that Broward County Judge John Hurley, reading from an arrest report, said Alvarez was seen Tuesday taking an AK-47 from a display and sticking it down his pants. Hurley said Alvarez removed the weapon, then took another assault rifle off another display, put it down his pants and then limped out the door. Police say the owner of...
  • Ann Coulter: With amnesty, elites conspire against the middle class

    05/31/2015 8:47:15 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 24 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 5/31/15 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: With amnesty, elites conspire against the middle class By Ann Coulter Controversial firebrand Ann Coulter’s new book, “Adios, America” argues that fettered immigration is destroying the country by driving down the salaries of the middle class while increasing their tax burden. And it’s the elites on both sides — right and left — who are making it happen. An excerpt: This is “Goodbye,” America. Adios. Paalam Na. No further warning will be issued. For 40 years, the people have tried to tell politicians they want less immigration, but the politicians won’t listen. Every single elite group in America...
  • Donald Trump vows to be the 'greatest representative of Christians' if he wins White House

    05/31/2015 8:17:53 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 56 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 31 May 2015 | Jonah Hicap
    Real estate magnate and TV personality Donald Trump has yet to announce his presidential candidacy but said that if he becomes the next US president, he will be the "greatest representative of the Christians they've had in a long time." In an interview with David Brody of CBN, Trump talked about immigration and Christianity and promised that America will be rich again.
  • Billionaire [Saudi] buys towering $95M Manhattan condo, report says

    05/31/2015 8:02:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    upi ^ | May 30, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    NEW YORK, - A Saudi real estate magnate is reportedly under contract to purchase the second-most expensive condo in New York City, for the price of $95 million. The towering unit, located at 432 Park Ave. in Midtown Manhattan -- the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere -- was placed under contract in 2013 but has yet to close, various news media reported. The buyer is said to be Fawaz Al Hokair, a Saudi real-estate magnate worth a reported $1.37 billion. Developers Macklowe Properties and CIM Group, as they do with all other buyers, declined to confirm Hokair's presence...
  • Warriors Win over Rockets sets up dream Finals matchup

    05/31/2015 7:55:54 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/15 | Ben Golliver
    OAKLAND — What's one more week compared to a 40-year championship drought? What's one more week when it means a shot at the first title in franchise history? The Warriors eliminated the Rockets with a 104–90 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday, advancing to an NBA Finals date with the Cavaliers. This is a matchup worth waiting for, and a little patience will be required. Because both Golden State and Cleveland made quick work of their conference finals foes, the NBA will hit the pause button for a full week before the championship series opens...
  • Hillary Clinton Calls Bible 'The Living Word;' Impresses South Carolina Pastor

    05/31/2015 7:15:31 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 5-28-2015 | RAY NOTHSTINE
    In an impromptu conversation with a local pastor at Main Street Bakery in Columbia S.C. yesterday, Hillary Clinton calls the Bible "the living Word" and impressed a local pastor with her knowledge and command of scripture. CNN first reported the story of Rev. Frederick Donnie Hunt's encounter with Clinton. He was asked by the presidential candidate what he was studying in his Bible. Hunt replied 1 Corinthians 13, and Clinton responded, "Oh I know it well." The former First Lady and Secretary of State then recited 1 Corinthians 13:4, the well known verse about love, from memory — "Love is patient, love...
  • The Best War Movies — Tanks for the Memories

    05/30/2015 11:22:38 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 143 replies
    Fox news=s via "entertainment Nutz) ^ | May 26, 2015 | 'michael' (not me)
    This list is in no particular order, and comes in various categories. Going back to the Civil War: GLORY GETTYSBURG For the World Wars: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. DAS BOOT. PATTON. THE GREAT ESCAPE. SCHINDLER’S LIST. THE DIRTY DOZEN. Vietnam War: FULL METAL JACKET
  • NFL Player Asks for Prayers for Daughter After ‘Pretty Serious Complication’ in Her Cancer Battle

    05/30/2015 6:41:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 30, 2015 | dave urbanski
    Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still is asking for prayers for his daughter, Leah, who’s had a setback in her fight against cancer. The 5-year-old girl went into a hospital on May 5 to start the process of getting a stem cell transplant. The 4-to-6-week process involves high doses of chemotherapy at the outset. Still posted on social media late Friday that Leah “hit a pretty serious complication,” with her liver affected by the chemotherapy. “They caught it early so hopefully it gives the doctors a better chance of stopping it from getting aggressive,” Still posted. “As you can imagine our...
  • UFC Fight Night Condit vs. Alves Live Thread

    05/30/2015 4:56:21 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 94 replies
    UFC | 5/30/2015
    Main Card (Fox Sports 1) 10pm ET/ 7pm PT/ 3am UK 170lbs- Carlos Condit (29-8) vs. Thiago Alves (21-9) 145lbs- Charles Oliveira (19-4) vs. Nik Lentz (25-6-2) 155lbs- Alex Oliveira (11-2-1) vs. KJ Noons (13-7) 205lbs- Ryan Jimmo (19-4) vs. Francimar Barroso (16-4) 170lbs- Wendell Oliveira (24-8) vs. Darren Till (12-0) 155lbs- Norman Parke (20-3-1) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (16-4) Preliminary Bouts (Fox Sports 1) 8pm ET/ 5pm PT/ 1am UK 125lbs- Jussier Formiga (17-3) vs. Wilson Reis (19-5) 145lbs- Rony Jason (14-5) vs. Damon Jackson (9-1) 170lbs- Nicolas Dalby (13-0) vs. Elizeu Zaleski (14-4) 145lbs- Mirsad Bektic (9-0) vs....
  • Baltimore Mayor Thanks Nation Of Islam Who Gave One Finger ISIS Salute After Gray Funeral

    05/30/2015 4:33:51 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/30/15 | Newzvids
    Baltimore Mayor Thanks Nation Of Islam Who Gave One Finger ISIS Salute After Gray Funeral Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Thanks The Nation of Islam for their support during her press conference, this is the same Organization who was caught posing for a photo after Freddie Gray's Funeral giving the extended forefinger salute representing allegiance with ISIS and doing so also while posing with the 'Bloods' and 'Crips' street gangs who have vowed to band together to kill police in Baltimore.
  • What IF .. McCain had won, where would we stand on the global stage today?

    05/30/2015 3:43:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    Well, there I go again. Another vanity, another question of.. WHAT IF??
  • Why shouting "racist" is for the birds

    05/30/2015 3:39:04 PM PDT · by pollwatcher · 16 replies
    me | 5 30 15 | pollwatcher
    racist: [rey-sist] verb (used without object) The characteristic shrill and repeated distress call made by the Common North American Lib Loon (Liberalis Vacuous). It is typically sounded, ad nauseum, when the birds feel cornered, which happens often due to their innately poor sense of direction and unawareness of surroundings. The vexing sound is soon loudly repeated by all other distressed Lib Loons across a wide territory. Most other bird genus, such as the once-numerous Common Sensiblem and Haveworktoduem, have learned to largely ignore this useless sound. This contrasts with a highly symbiotic species, Mainstreamum Mediaus, which is known to fly...
  • Brady Campaign Case Targeting Online Ammo Dismissed By Judge

    05/30/2015 12:13:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Bob Owens
    An absurd attempt by the anti-gun Brady Campaign to hold online ammunition and shooting sport accessory companies responsible for the actions of a madman has been dismissed. The lawsuit filed by the parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings, accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack, has been dismissed. According to court documents obtained by CBS4 Friday afternoon, Judge Richard P. Matsch dismissed the lawsuit filed against the defendants in the case: Lucky Gunner of Knoxville, Tennessee, Bullet Proof Body Armor of Tempe, Arizona,...
  • Ammo price report (personal experience)

    05/30/2015 11:56:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 48 replies
    Went to a newly-opened, airplane hangar-sized Cabella's today. Very impressive store. I haven't bought ammo in a while and the prices were a shock. Makarov 9X18 is $1/round and in short supply. 7.62X39 also $1/round. Tokorev 7.62X25 was about $1.20/round. 7.62X51 was about $1.30/round. 7.62X54, more. .22 was 10 cents/round if you bought a brick. The least expensive self-defense ammo, surprisingly, was 9X19/Lugar, at about 35 cents/round. Cowboy Colt .45 was $1.60/round. At these prices, the ammo in your gun safe is worth more than some of your firearms.
  • When did you give up MSM news?

    05/30/2015 11:15:01 AM PDT · by MNDude · 113 replies
    I am making two presumptions here: 1. There was a time most of us would sit and watch 30 minutes of Peter Jennings, or Brokaw, or CNN in the PM to find out what was happening in the world. 2. Most of us here no longer watch any MSM news. If my presumptions are right, what was it that caused you to finally boycott MSM news forever? Was there some final straw that caused that decision?
  • Schieffer: ‘We Now Don’t Know Where People Get Their News’

    05/30/2015 11:05:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 77 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | May 29, 2015
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The legendary Bob Schieffer is calling it a career Sunday as he hosts his last “Face the Nation.” Schieffer joined CBS News in 1969 and in that span he covered the White House, State Department, Pentagon, Capitol Hill, anchored the “CBS Evening News,” and hosted “Face the Nation” the past 24 years. Washington has changed dramatically when he began covering the nation’s capital. Schieffer told “CBS This Morning” on Friday that the “revolution in communications” has turned D.C. “upside-down.” “We now don’t know where people get their news, but what we do know is they’re bombarded with...
  • Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar (new video, one week 100,000,000+ views)

    05/30/2015 10:42:28 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 59 replies
  • Harlan Ellison still angry, still writing at 81

    05/30/2015 10:36:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    The Jewish Advocate ^ | May 22, 2015 | Nat Segaloff
    Harlan Ellison is still an angry young man, except he'll be 81 on May 27. He has used this anger, fueled by childhood anti-Semitism, throughout his extraordinary career as a writer of speculative fiction. This year saw the publication of his 116th and 117th (so far) books: The Top of the Volcano, a collection of his awardwinning short stories, and a graphic novelization of his original script for "The City on the Edge of Forever," widely considered the best Star Trek episode ever written. Although Ellison's hundreds of published stories contain a wealth of Jewish characters, his most complex creation...
  • The founder of the Silk Road drug marketplace has been sentenced to life in prison without parole

    05/30/2015 9:30:40 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | Natasha Bertrand and Michael B Kelley
    The convicted mastermind behind the world's largest online narcotics emporium has been sentenced by a federal judge to two terms of life in prison and three lesser sentences, USA Today reports. The judge also ordered Ross Ulbricht, 31, to forfeit $184 million dollars. The website made over $187 million before it was shut down in 2013. The government estimated that roughly $1.2 billion in illegal drug transactions took place on Silk Road. The judge said it was a "demand expanding operation" and that what Ulbricht did was thoughtful, as opposed to just being an economic experiment. She added that he...
  • Donald Trump: 'We Must Make America Great Again'

    05/30/2015 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    CBN News ^ | Thursday, May 28, 2015 | David Brody
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Business mogul Donald Trump is thinking about running for president yet again. But this time, unlike previous times, he's actually showing some signs that he's serious. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2015/May/Donald-Trump-We-Must-Make-America-Great-Again/
  • The Danger That There Will Be No “Big Event”

    05/30/2015 7:21:24 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 57 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5/28/15 | Paylie Roberts
    How many times do you hear preppers and liberty-minded folks make statements along the line of “When the schumer hits the fan, I will take such action,” or “After some event I will make that change,” or “If it gets to that point, then I’ll take a stand!”? These ideas are based on the premise that there will be “the big event.” The assumption among many preppers and liberty activists is that there will be a clear cut “before” and “after,” with a defining moment, event, or series of events, delineating between the two. Such events could include economic collapse,...

    05/30/2015 4:59:43 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/22/2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, now a K Street lobbyist, is gathering with several Chicago Republicans for a public event aimed at yet again building support in Washington for amnesty, Roll Call reports. Hastert, now a lobbyist for Dickstein Shapiro, has been pushing comprehensive immigration reform for some time. In a February Politico op-ed, he endorsed the House GOP leadership immigration “principles” writing of illegal aliens that “we should provide them with a path to citizenship.”
  • More than 10,000 websites 'blackout' Congress in protest of NSA surveillance laws

    05/29/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 29 May 2015 12.31 EDT | Alan Yuhas
    More than 10,000 websites blocked users from computers in Congress on Friday, in a demonstration against any possible re-authorization of NSA surveillance powers. “This is a blackout,” read the site to which computers from congressional IP addresses were redirected. “We are blocking your access until you end mass surveillance laws.” “Right now the code affects only visitors from Congress, we’re willing to keep it up,” said Holmes Wilson, a co-founder of Fight for the Future, the group which wrote the code and is leading the online protest. The redirect site also includes semi-nude, sometimes explicit photos submitted by people, under...
  • 16-Year-Old Boy Arrested Over Murder of Woman in Burka and Young Father Stabbed More Than 100 Times

    05/29/2015 10:35:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Mirror ^ | Friday 29 May 2015 | Amy Willis
    A 16-year-old boy has been arrested over the murder of a woman in a Burka and a young father. The unnamed teenager was apprehended on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester – the same trail where Saudi student Nahid Almanea was stabbed to death last June – at about 11am on Tuesday on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. Today, Essex Police said he had now been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Ms Almanea and that of James Attfield, who died after being stabbed more than 100 times in a park in the town in March last...
  • Local USGS, LA Times ‘Quakebot’ Mistakenly Report Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Near Redding

    REDDING (CBS SF) – An earthquake with magnitude of 5.1 was reported but never hit the Redding area overnight. The United States Geological Survey reported the quake just after midnight, seven miles outside of Lewiston, just under Buckeye Ridge at Clair Engle Lake. But the Associated Press confirmed Friday morning that this was a “…erroneous alert based off an earthquake that struck in Alaska.” The event record of the California quake has since vanished from the USGS seismic activity map. As of 9 a.m., the computer algorithm used to automatically “write” earthquake stories for the Los Angeles Times continued to...
  • 'Love Is Strange' music (2:56)

    05/29/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 21 replies
    .youtube.com ^ | .November 1956 | Mickey & Sylvia
    "Love is Strange" was a crossover hit by Mickey & Sylvia, which was released in late November 1956. The song was based on a guitar riff by Jody Williams. The song was written by Bo Diddley under the name of his wife at the time, Ethel Smith, and was recorded by Bo and Buddy Holly, among others.".....