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  • Commemorating 850,000 Jews Expelled from Arab Countries, Nov. 30

    12/01/2015 3:28:38 AM PST · by wtd
    Israel Daily Picture ^ | November 30, 2015
    Commemorating 850,000 Jews Expelled from Arab Countries, Nov. 30Jewish Women of the Orient 100-150 Years AgoLast year, Israel's Knesset designated November 30 as the memorial day to commemorate the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries and Iran. Flourishing ancient communities were forced to flee anti-Semitic persecution, deadly pogroms, and confiscation of property. An estimated 850,000 fled, most of them to Israel. Historic photographs of the Jewish communities and individuals serve to remind us of the rich heritage they left behind.
  • Today's Toons 12/1/15

    12/01/2015 3:19:58 AM PST · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 12/1/15 | pookie18
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  • 8-year-old Israeli boy stumbles across ancient relic

    12/01/2015 2:55:39 AM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    Israel 21c ^ | December 1, 2015
    Essential Question: How should one be rewarded for doing the right thing? The worldwide press is calling him “the young Indiana Jones," but eight-year-old Itai Halperin of the central Israeli town of Pardesiya* was not intentionally digging for relics when he came across the ancient head of a fertility goddess figurine. He was simply out for a November nature walk with his family near Tel Beit Shemesh*. Because Itai did the right thing and turned over his find to archaeologist Alexander Glick of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), he and his class will now have the privilege of participating in...
  • George Strait - Best Song Of George Strait - George Strait Greatest Hits

    12/01/2015 1:38:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | various 1976–present | George Strait
    George Strait - Best Song Of George Strait || George Strait Greatest Hits 1.The Best Day 00:00 2.Love Is Everything 03:24 3.Give It All We Got Tonight 06:31 4.High Tone Woman 10:43 5.Oh, What A Perfect Day 13:35 6.I Thought I Heard My Heart Sing 17:05 7.Here for a Good Time 20:05 8.I Got A Car 23:06 9.House Across the Bay 27:39 10.That's What Breaking Hearts Do 31:15 11.I Believe 34:46 12.I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This 34:46 13.Love's Gonna Make It Alright 38:44 14.Blue Melodies 42:34 15.A Showman's Life (with Faith Hill) 47:00 16.Drinkin' Man 51:43 17.The...
  • Philip Glass Symphony No.2

    12/01/2015 1:38:41 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Premiere: October 15, 1994 | Composer: Philip Glass
    Philip Glass Symphony No.2
  • Best Songs Of Air Supply HQ

    12/01/2015 1:38:36 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | various 1975–present | Air Supply
    Best Songs Of Air Supply HQ 00:00 Goodbye 04:00 All Out of Love 08:07 The One That You Love 12:25 Lost In Love 16:20 Even the Nights Are Better 20:16 Her I Am 23:55 Sweet Dreams 29:14 Every Woman In the World 32:45 Making Love Out of Nothing at All 38:27 Without You 43:20 Have You Ever Seen The Rain 46:01 The Power Of Love 50:14 Infatuation 54:40 Young Turks 59:46 Tonight's The Night 1:03:42 Maggie May 1:09:34 Father And Son 1:13:14 I Wish You Love 1:17:08 You're In My Heart 1:21:38 Country Comfort 1:26:44 Merry Christmas, Baby 1:29:59 Oh!...
  • The Wiz – The Magic Is In You

    11/30/2015 9:29:17 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    CelebrationCenter.org ^ | November 23, 2015 | Tim Phares
    It’s that time again. On Thursday, December 3, NBC will be presenting The Wiz Live (8 PM Eastern). The Wiz is a product of that period in the 1970s when Broadway was producing “all-black” versions of everything. It is an urban, African-American version of The Wizard of Oz. The show gave us the popular song “Ease On Down the Road”. In a nice casting touch, Stephanie Mills, who originated the role of Dorothy in the 1975 Broadway cast, will be playing Auntie Em. The production will also feature Queen Latifah as the first female Wiz. By now, the plot should...
  • Peanuts: Flying Higher, Reaching Out, Seeing Anew

    11/30/2015 9:27:20 PM PST · by TBP · 5 replies
    CelebrationCenter.org ^ | November 17, 2015 | Tim Phares
    Suzanne and I went to see The Peanuts Movie. (Yes, we like kids’ movies. They often contain metaphysics. I have long said that one of my very favorite metaphysical movies is the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.) I love Peanuts, so this movie appealed to me. The Peanuts Movie centers around Charlie Brown’s pursuit of The Little Red-Haired Girl, with a delightful subplot regarding Snoopy’s latest novel, in which he, as The World War One Flying Ace, is chasing a female canine flying ace named Fifi. Fifi gets shot down by the Red Baron and Snoopy, of course,...
  • What Broadway means to New York

    11/30/2015 9:20:21 PM PST · by TBP · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 29, 2015 | John Podhoretz
    Michael Riedel, who has covered Broadway for this paper for nearly 20 years, is a friend of mine; in fact, I hired him to do the job back in 1998. So you are free to dismiss me when I tell you that his book “Razzle Dazzle” is not only one of the best histories of American show business ever published, but one of the great New York City books as well. But don’t dismiss me. I’m telling you about “Razzle Dazzle” because it tells a story people really need to hear right now — a story about how what the...
  • No, America Doesn’t Have a Christian Terrorism Problem

    11/30/2015 8:38:38 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 30 Nov, 2015 | David French
    Let's begin with a dose of common sense. There is a fundamental difference between mass movements dedicated to peaceful cultural and political persuasion and mass movements dedicated to violence. America is blessed by the former while the rest of the world is often plagued by the latter. Yet even the most peaceful movements can sometimes attract an evil fringe, a tiny handful of adherents who cross the bright line between speech and violence. Take, for example, environmentalism. America has long been awash in apocalyptic climate-change rhetoric. Leading Democrats describe carbon emissions as a "national-security threat," and blame them for everything...
  • Income-based school assignment policy influences diversity, achievement

    11/30/2015 7:44:04 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 8 replies
    Science Daily ^ | November 30, 2015
    When Wake County Public Schools switched from a school assignment policy based on race to one based on socioeconomic status, schools became slightly more segregated, according to new research from Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. However, segregation increased much more rapidly in four other large North Carolina school districts that simply dropped race-based strategies and did not attempt to pursue diversity in other ways. In addition, Wake County math and reading scores rose slightly and the achievement gap between black and white students narrowed after the switch. In the four other N.C. districts, scores fell among black students...
  • Rolando and his Blue Salon Orchestra "Please, Mr. Hemingway!" etc. Elsie Carlisle & Sam Browne

    11/30/2015 7:04:31 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1932 | Rolando
    Rolando and His Blue Salon Orchestra plays two classic songs: "Please, Mr. Hemingway!" and "Let's Put Out The Lights and Go To Sleep"
  • White Man Warns All Black People: “Don’t Trust White People”

    11/30/2015 6:37:56 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 72 replies
    Melanoid Nation ^ | October 3, 2015
    Every once in a while, certain people from the dominant society will act as whistleblowers on white supremacy. Especially certain white people who themselves are marginalized within white society. Recently a gay/trans white man who goes by the name of Dakota Bracciale made a bold posting on his Facebook page regarding race. He warned Melanoid people that systematic white supremacy is so deep in this society, that no white people should be trusted. Here is his post in its entirety: An Open Letter to People of Color: Please do not trust white people. Every single one of us is racist,...
  • Opposition mounts to genetic modification of human embryos.99

    11/30/2015 6:23:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | Julie Steenhuysen
    A technological innovation that can strategically edit out specific stretches of DNA could ultimately lead to the genetic modification of children, and should be halted before it starts being used, scientists at the Center for Genetics and Society and the activist group Friends of the Earth argued in their report. "Once the process begins, there will be no going back. This is a line we must not cross," said Pete Shanks, a consulting researcher with the Center for Genetics and Society and author of the report. Advocates say the technology, CRISPR/Cas9, can speed the day that scientists can prevent heritable...
  • U.S. troops have been battling ISIS for a long time

    11/30/2015 6:18:36 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11-30-2015 | L. Todd Wood
    Last year, the Obama administration deployed 300 advisers to help the Iraqis oppose the Islamic State. According to the president, these troops would be training and assisting allied troops but “American combat troops are not going to be fighting in Iraq again.” It seems this may not have been the whole truth as the Kurdish Peshmerga has told the Guardian that American troops have been involved in active fighting for months. Kurdish soldiers have shown smartphone video of American special forces actively involved in battles, at times even running in front of Peshmerga troops. In other situations, the Kurds have...
  • China may be trying to take over a critical US air base in the Atlantic (Just ran into this, is all)

    11/30/2015 6:16:55 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Michael Rubin, Commentary Magazine | Michael Rubin
    Over Thanksgiving, I briefly visited the Azores, an archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic, home to Lajes Field, a Portuguese Air Force Base that's also home to the US Air Force's 65th Air Base Wing. http://www.businessinsider.com/china-may-be-trying-to-take-over-a-critical-us-air-base-in-the-atlantic-2015-11
  • Twin Cities Salvation Army Considers Cuts if Donations Goals aren't Met

    11/30/2015 6:08:11 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/30/15 | Joe Mazan
    The Salvation Army is considering making cuts if goals aren't met during its Christmas campaign. One place at which the Salvation Army is considering eliminating some services is the Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis. The shelter houses about 500 people a night and serves 1,000 meals a day. "We're really in that process right now looking where we might make cuts if we have to. Hopefully we won't need to," Jeff Strickler, Salvation Army Twin Cities Commander, said. People who use the shelter said they hope donations pour in so services aren't cut. "It would be tragedy," Donald Blacklock said....
  • There's no such thing as a 'male brain' or 'female brain,' and scientists have the scans...

    11/30/2015 6:07:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Karen Kaplan•
    If you didn’t expect this to be a yes-or-no question, you’re not alone. Male brains do seem to be built differently than female brains. An analysis of more than 100 studies found that the volume of a man’s brain is 8% to 13% greater than the volume of a woman’s brain, on average. Some of the most noticeable differences were in areas of the brain that control language, memory, emotion and behavior, according to a 2014 report in the journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. To find out whether these structural differences translated into cognitive differences, scientists examined detailed brain scans...
  • Bernie Sanders Undergoing Medical Treatment In D.C.

    11/30/2015 5:53:55 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-30-2015 | Nadya Agrawal
    Sen. Bernie Sander (I-Vt.) is having an elective outpatient procedure Monday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Sanders, 74, is having a hernia repair procedure. The Democratic presidential hopeful is slated to return to his Senate duties on Tuesday, according to Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs. The senator has been gaining on Democratic Party favorite Hillary Clinton in primary polls this summer. His presidential campaign has been characterized by a denouncement of super PACs and a push to expand social rights such as free college education.
  • Ohio Woman, 21, Killed in Skiing Accident at Bear Mountain: Coroner

    11/30/2015 5:53:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    KTLA ^ | Melissa Palmer
    Natalie E. Altieri of Canton, Ohio, was skiing at Bear Mountain when she collided with a metal stairway, according to a brief San Bernardino County coroner statement. Altieri was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead less than an hour later after the collision.
  • "I'm shouting a warning as loud as I can - Humans are a catastrophe for the Earth"

    11/30/2015 5:51:22 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | India Sturgis, The Telegraph
    Thirty years ago, Louie Psihoyos watched as two young children were killed a few steps in front of him. On a blue-sky day near a market in Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, he noticed a family walking hand-in-hand beside the road ahead. A large van swept past and he saw that one of its giant wing mirrors would hit one of the children as it tore past. Psihoyos shouted, but it was too little too late. Both children were dragged beneath the van's wheels and crushed. "They died right in front of me," says the 58-year-old, Oscar-winning filmmaker, his moss-green eyes stretching in...
  • If you're still confusing "all-wheel drive" with "magic brakes," here's a reality check

    11/30/2015 5:40:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    driving.ca ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | Lorraine Sommerfeld
    "SUV lost control, drove into oncoming traffic," ran the recent headline. Pretty amazing SUV, if you ask me, that it can come unmoored from its pinnings in some driveway or parking lot and make its way onto the roadway, and then lose control. Unless we get to quote Stephen King from his novel Christine, can we please get back to understanding that cars don't lose (or take) control and kill people? For the purists, there is a slight chance of a mechanical defect occurring, but don't put your money on that. It's driver error; I'm sure by now everybody is...
  • History Channel at 8:00 p.m. central "The Making of Trump"

    11/30/2015 5:39:24 PM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 55 replies
    Coming on in twenty minutes on History Channel.
  • Russia's attempts to intervene in the Syrian war have fallen flat

    11/30/2015 5:33:01 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | National Post
    In past weeks, shocking terrorist attacks have rattled nations in both Western and Eastern Europe. The spectacular Islamic State assault on Paris brought the Syrian conflict to the West's doorstep, while in Egypt, the destruction of a Russian civilian airliner by an ISIL-planted bomb harkened back to the chaotic days of the Chechen conflict. In the wake of such events, the leaders of both countries, already militarily involved in Syria and Iraq, have entertained the idea of greater co-operation - Francois Hollande even visited Moscow last week. Russia has said it hopes to assemble what Vladimir Putin has termed a...
  • ‘This Is Not a Day Care’: Read College President’s Scathing Open Letter...

    11/30/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/28/2015 | Dave Urbanski
    In the face of college students far and wide complaining about emotional “triggers” they see and hear, annexing “safe spaces” where opposing views can’t hurt their feelings and even threatening free speech, Everett Piper is seemingly fed up with it all. The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University began his recent open letter to students with a story it appears he could hardly believe himself. “This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt ‘victimized’ by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13,” Piper explained in his letter...
  • (VANITY) Hey if anyone's interested, I'm on Jeopardy! right now

    11/30/2015 4:10:08 PM PST · by CaliGirlGodHelpMe · 100 replies
    This was taped September 29th. Don't judge too harshly, I was lucky to make it to the studio! After all these years of watching Jeopardy and yelling at the TV, "Who let THAT idiot on here!?" now it's my turn to have them yell it at me! :D
  • Police Union to NFL: Protect Against Terrorism! Allow Concealed Carry For Retired Cops

    11/30/2015 4:07:29 PM PST · by real_patriotic_american · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 30, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    A little over one week after multiple ISIS terror attacks in Paris, one of which was carried out a soccer stadium, the National Fraternal Order of Police is asking the NFL to reverse it's ban on concealed carry in America's football stadiums for current or retired law enforcement officers. From Fox News: More guns are needed at NFL games to keep fans safe, according to the nation's largest police union -- which recently asked the league commissioner to let certain firearms owners pack heat on Sundays. The National Fraternal Order of Police has asked the NFL to lift its ban...
  • Cruz: 'The Overwhelming Majority of Violent Criminals Are Democrats' (Audio)

    11/30/2015 4:06:58 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/30/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Ted Cruz pushed back against the media coverage of the Planned Parenthood shooting today and made a pretty strong assertion about which party most violent criminals belong to. Radio host Hugh Hewitt told Cruz that, given how some in the media have attempted to connect pro-life rhetoric to the shooting, he has never encountered a pro-life individual who would condone violence. Cruz agreed and said whenever tragedy strikes, the media's "salivating" and "hoping desperately that the murderer happens to be a Republican." And then he said, "Here's the simple and undeniable fact: the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats....
  • Watch cop-hating Quentin Tarantino lie about being a tough guy in jail

    11/30/2015 3:37:59 PM PST · by dennisw · 16 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11-29 | By Maureen Callahan
    Quentin Tarantino” under fire for recent comments about police violence” has claimed for decades that, as a young man, he served time in a Los Angeles County jail. One problem: The LA County Sheriffâ Department has no record of the filmmaker ever being in its system. At The Postâ request, the department searched its files back through the 1980s, when, according to Tarantino, he would have been incarcerated. “A check of Los Angeles County Sheriffâ Department jail records revealed no evidence that Mr. Tarantino was ever incarcerated in our jail system, said Capt. Christopher Reed of the Sheriffâ Office. Tarantino...
  • How the GOP Can Stop Donald Trump: Do Nothing

    11/30/2015 3:09:16 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 58 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/30/2015 | Paul Waldman
    As Republicans watch Donald Trump lumber across their electoral landscape laying waste to their best-laid plans for 2016, the GOP has moved through the first few stages of grief. First there was denial: He'll never run, and if he does nobody will support him. Then came anger: Who does this jerk think he is? Then bargaining: We could maybe imagine liking Donald Trump, so if you support him, please don't be mad at us! All they need is to get through depression before they move on to acceptance. Along the way, Trump's opponents and the party establishment have tried to...
  • 50 years later, the gospel truth behind why tonight’s ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ endures

    11/30/2015 2:52:17 PM PST · by windcliff · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-30-15 | Michael Cavena
    The debut of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” would capture not only the Emmy and Peabody awards, but also roughly half the people watching television across America. And its place in the nation’s holiday hearth has remained fixed ever since. As the special celebrates its 49th anniversary this week — and the strip enjoys its 64th year — ABC airs the “Peanuts” special tonight (the first time of the season for the full, not-edited-for-commercial-constraints version). As viewers tune in to see a sparse and wilting “Charlie Brown Christmas tree” — a conifer embodiment of “Chuck’s” hard-luck seasonal mood that soon entered...
  • Suspected Burglar Stuck in Chimney Dies After Homeowner Starts Fire in Fireplace

    11/30/2015 2:51:53 PM PST · by Cowman · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 29, 2015 6:00pm | Dave Urbanski
    FRESNO, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in central California. It seems the man climbed into the chimney sometime Friday night while the owner of the home in the rural town of Huron was away — and then the man became stuck, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office told Reuters. The homeowner heard someone yell inside the chimney after lighting a fire in his fireplace Saturday afternoon and alerted authorities, Lt. Brandon Pursell said. The homeowner tried to put out the fire as his house began to fill with smoke, Pursell...
  • With Shipwreck Treasure Easier to Reach, a Duel Is On

    11/30/2015 2:11:31 PM PST · by Theoria · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Frances Robles
    The Spanish galleon San José was overloaded with 200 passengers and 700 tons of cargo on a summer night in 1631 when it smashed into a rock off the Pacific coast of Panama, spilling silver coins and bars into the Gulf of Panama. More than 400,000 coins and at least 1,417 bars were lost over a 40-mile trail. Four hundred years later, that shipwreck has become one of the latest to land in a legal quagmire over who should have the rights to historic artifacts trapped under the sea. This one involves the United Nations, the United States Department of...
  • Sununu: If Trump Is the Nominee, the GOP Will Lose Senate, House and Presidency (Bunk)

    11/30/2015 1:57:26 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | by Pam Key
    Monday on NewsmaxTV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” former White House chief of staff to President George H. W. Bush and former Gov. John H. Sununu (R-NH) said if Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wins the nomination Republicans will get swept in national elections in 2016. http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/11/30/sununu-if-trump-is-the-nominee-the-gop-will-lose-senate-house-and-presidency/
  • Cruz to Rubio: 'Stop Impugning My Patriotism By Claiming I'm Soft On National Security'

    11/30/2015 1:53:36 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/30/2015 | Allahpundit
    We're about three weeks into this Rubio broadside against Cruz on natsec and I'm still not sure what the point is. Speaking with reporters before a town hall here, Texas' junior senator repeatedly pushed back on a TV ad airing in Iowa that suggests Cruz "voted to weaken America's ability to identify and hunt down terrorists." The spot was produced by an outside group whose head supports Rubio, the Florida senator vying with Cruz for the GOP presidential nomination. The anti-Cruz ad, which focuses on his vote in favor of the USA Freedom Act in June, is an affront to...
  • Is Donald Trump shifting to a "General Election" stance? Seems to take more shots at HRC, Obama

    11/30/2015 1:39:33 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    11/30/15 | sff
    Asking fellow FREEPers...I follow Trump on twitter, and see the stories here on FR. I seem to sense that DT thinks he is in a good enough position NOW on the primary front that he can now aim at the Demon Rats. I see more criticism of Shrillary and the Narcissist than I did in the beginning of his campaign, when he seemed more obsessed with taking down his fellow Republicans. Opinions?
  • Awesome Journalism

    11/30/2015 1:02:35 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    "Nothing is more true than that people do not live by bread alone; catch-phrases constitute a staple article of diet, especially in a democracy" - George Creel, Chairman of the Committee Public Information The myth of journalism is no match for the reality of what these people truely think of us - how they look down upon all of us.
  • Ben Carson Sides With Planned Parenthood, 'Hateful Rhetoric' Played Role In CO. Shootings (VIDEO)

    11/30/2015 12:58:33 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 58 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 11/29/2015 | Joe Newby
    While appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson seemed to swallow Planned Parenthood talking points and claimed that "hateful rhetoric" played a role in the Colorado Springs shooting. Odd, Carson is sounding just like the folks at Planned Parenthood trying to foment hate and violence against those who oppose abortion:
  • Student arrested after threat to kill a white Univ of IL student for every one of the 16 times

    11/30/2015 12:39:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 30, 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter and Associated Press
    <p>A student at the University of Illinois in Chicago has been arrested for alleged involvement in threats that made the University of Chicago cancel classes on Monday over fears of mass violence.</p> <p>The unidentified student, who lives off campus, is said to be connected to an online message that threatened to kill 16 white male students or staff at the latter university's main campus.</p>
  • Donald Trump "We need a great leader- now!"

    11/30/2015 12:26:00 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 11/30/15 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump "We need a great leader- now!"
  • Biotech Company, ISIS Pharmaceuticals is thinking about changing its name

    11/30/2015 11:00:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/30/2015 | Akin Oyedele
    ISIS Pharmaceuticals could have a new name soon. According to a report on Monday by CNNMoney's Matt Egan, the company is considering the switch following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. The attacks left 129 people dead and 352 wounded. ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, claimed responsibility for the attacks. ISIS Pharmaceuticals, which has the ticker ISIS, is a $7.2 billion biotech company that develops drugs that treat several conditions including cancer and heart conditions. ISIS Pharma's vice president for corporate communications and investor relations D. Wade Walke told CNNMoney that Friday's attacks weighed on...
  • Hairless Dancing (dog) Nathan : "Cupid Shuffle"

    11/30/2015 10:46:00 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
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  • Algebra Scores Prompt Second Look at Revamped Regents Exams

    11/30/2015 10:35:59 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-30-2015 | KATE TAYLOR
    Here is the thorny math problem facing New York State education officials: If the percentage of students passing the Algebra I exam falls to 63 percent from 72 percent, and the passing grade is scheduled to increase by 14 points in coming years, should the test be made easier? In 2013, concerned that high school graduates were not prepared for college, the State Board of Regents revamped the exams students must pass to graduate, starting with the English and Algebra I tests. The board decided that, where previously students needed a score of only 65 on a 100-point scale to...
  • Black Friday Winners And Losers: How Amazon, Walmart, Apple And More Fared

    11/30/2015 10:26:18 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 30, 2015 | by Clare O'Connor
    With the Black Friday weekend now behind us, analysts and market researchers are crunching numbers to determine how many billions Americans spent on the annual sales bonanza. (It's an inexact science, as The Atlantic noted.) Consumer insights firm ShopperTrak, for one, is estimating that shoppers spent over $1 billion less in brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday this year than in 2014, thanks to the growth of e-commerce and to retailers "successfully elongating the holiday." What is becoming clear is that some retailers and brands fared far better than others on the biggest shopping day of the year, based on both...
  • Target website down on Cyber Monday traffic

    11/30/2015 10:20:45 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-30-2015
    Discount retailer Target Corp's website was down due to heavy traffic on Cyber Monday. Shoppers looking for bargains on www.target.com/ were greeted with an error message: "So sorry, but high traffic's causing delays. If you wouldn't mind holding, we'll refresh automatically & get things going ASAP." "Both traffic and order volumes are exceeding Target's Thursday Black Friday event ... To help manage the volume, we have been metering traffic to the site," Target spokeswoman Jamie Bastian said. The company, the fourth largest U.S. retailer, said it was working to restore Target.com to full functionality. Website performance monitor Catchpoint Systems said...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Not A Show About Survival, But About Humanity

    11/30/2015 9:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 81 replies
    thefederalist ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Jay Caruso
    Since “The Walking Dead” premiered in 2010, non-fans have often asked fans about the appeal of the show: “Who wants to watch people constantly on the run from zombies?” They mistakenly equated the show with feature films about zombies. Zombie movies almost always have the same underlying theme: survival. From “Night Of The Living Dead” to “28 Days Later” to “World War Z,” there is only one question viewers pose to themselves: “Will the characters survive?” There is never enough time to go beyond the theme of survival and really become invested in the characters. In “The Walking Dead,”...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- In the Center of Spiral Galaxy NGC 3521

    11/30/2015 9:49:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | November 30, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: This huge swirling mass of stars, gas, and dust occurs near the center of a nearby spiral galaxy. Gorgeous spiral NGC 3521 is a mere 35 million light-years distant, toward the constellation Leo. Spanning some 50,000 light-years, its central region is shown in this dramatic image, constructed from data from the Hubble Space Telescope. The close-up view highlights this galaxy's characteristic multiple, patchy, irregular spiral arms laced with dust and clusters of young, blue stars. In contrast, many other spirals exhibit grand, sweeping arms. A relatively bright galaxy in planet Earth's sky, NGC 3521 is easily visible in small...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Dark Sand Cascades on Mars

    11/30/2015 9:43:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    NASA ^ | November 29, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: They might look like trees on Mars, but they're not. Groups of dark brown streaks have been photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on melting pinkish sand dunes covered with light frost. The above image was taken in 2008 April near the North Pole of Mars. At that time, dark sand on the interior of Martian sand dunes became more and more visible as the spring Sun melted the lighter carbon dioxide ice. When occurring near the top of a dune, dark sand may cascade down the dune leaving dark surface streaks -- streaks that might appear at first...
  • Russia bans George Soros charity as ‘security threat’

    11/30/2015 9:04:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | Kalyeena Makortoff
    Russia has banned a pro-democracy charity founded by hedge fund billionaire George Soros, saying the organization posed a threat to both state security and the Russian constitution. In a statement released Monday morning, Russia's General Prosecutor's Office said two branches of Soros' charity network — the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Open Society Institute (OSI) — would be placed on a "stop list" of foreign non-governmental organizations whose activities have been deemed "undesirable" by the Russian state. "It was found that the activity of the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation represents a threat to...
  • GMOs, Grains, Gluten, and Your Immune System - CHTV Episode 6

    11/30/2015 8:25:34 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | Dr. Daniel Pompa
    There are two main reasons grains need to be eliminated from the diet. The first reason is that most grains are genetically modified (GMO), which causes the denaturing of proteins and carbohydrates to the point where your body does not recognize them as foods. Your immune system will create an inflammatory reaction in response to these denatured foods. There is much media attention about gluten today. Gluten is just one denatured protein in grains that is causing a host of problems at the cellular level. Many consumers are hearing about the dangers of gluten, and are selecting other grains that...