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  • Today's Toons 9/3/15

    09/03/2015 1:18:54 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 3 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 9/3/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Japanese Surrender More Territory (1945)

    09/03/2015 12:49:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 39081, LI 208-UN-173 - JAPANESE SURRENDER MORE TERRITORY [ETC.] - DVD Copied by Thomas Gideon. Series: Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels, compiled 1942 - 1945. Part 1, Japanese surrender documents arrive at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Japanese surrender to the Chinese at Chingkiang. American prisoners of war leave Japanese prison camps. Shows the surrenders of Marcus Island aboard the destroyer and of the last Japanese holdings in the Philippines to Gen. Wainwright and Brit. Gen. Percival by Gen. Yamashita. Part 2, traitor Vidkun Quisling is sentenced at Oslo, Norway....
  • US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam’s message

    09/03/2015 12:45:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 2:02 AM EDT | Rasha Madkour
    Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad. The New York-based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 new billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: “Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, women’s rights” and “Muhammad always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence.” Also listed are a website and a phone number people can call for more information. They are in cities including Boston; New York; Phoenix; San Diego; El Paso and Austin,...
  • Meet Bug-Eating, Urine-Drinking TV Outdoorsman Bear Grylls, Obama’s Unlikely Hiking Buddy

    09/03/2015 12:42:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    As far as hiking buddies go, Barack Obama and Bear Grylls make for an unlikely pairing. Grylls is a TV outdoorsman with a flair for drama and a propensity for drinking his own urine. Obama is cerebral and stolidly even-keeled, and, you know, the president of the United States. Nevertheless, the strange duo is slated for some bonding Tuesday while hiking the Exit Glacier, a south Alaskan river of ice that has shrunk by 1.25 miles in recent decades. They have no plans to drink urine, Grylls has confirmed, and the adventurer’s usually madcap exploits will be scaled down to...
  • Twitter Reacts After NY Times Writer Calls Out Buster Posey for Not Signing His Son's Autograph

    09/03/2015 12:23:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Buster Posey fans weren't too happy when New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau criticized the Giants catcher for not signing his son's autographWhen New York Times Eric Lichtblau wrote an essay in this Sunday's Times about baseball, heroes and bonding with his sons, San Francisco Giants Buster Posey received a mention — but not in a good way. Lichtblau, who embarked on a five-day, eight baseball-game trip with his sons, wrote about his disappointment in Posey when the catcher waved his son off — twice — when asked for an autograph. The incident provided a "life lesson," Lichtblau wrote,...
  • Art Briles is untouchable in this Baylor mess

    09/03/2015 12:02:19 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 3 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | August 29, 2015 | Rancy Galloway
    Down in Waco, the Baylor slime factor has overflowed the banks of the Brazos, and many people over the last week, 99.9 percent of them outside of McLennan County, are blaming Art Briles. In Waco, riding a Harley chopper can get you life without parole.
  • Recreated Pit Roast Offers a Taste of Stone Age Life [BBQ in ancient Cyprus]

    09/02/2015 11:31:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 02, 2015 | Megan Gannon
    Before there was pottery in Cyprus, there was barbecue. And in the spirit of the Stone Age, archaeologists on the Mediterranean island recreated a prehistoric pit feast this summer — feeding 200 people with pig and goat, slow-roasted underground — to test the cooking methods of Neolithic chefs. A 9,000-year-old barbecue pit was recently discovered at Prastio Mesorotsos, a site in the Diarizos Valley outside of Paphos, which has been almost continuously occupied from the Neolithic era to the present. It took three years of excavations before archaeologists from the University of Edinburgh got to the bottom of the stone-lined,...
  • San Jose Police Arrest Sole Surviving Suspect Wanted in Connection With Deadly Office Shooting

    09/02/2015 11:08:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Rhea Mahbubani
    San Jose police said Wednesday that the sole surviving suspect wanted in connection with a deadly office shooting in August was arrested last week. Duane Aguero, 42, a city resident charged with murder, was nabbed on Aug. 27 and is being held at the Santa Clara County Jail without bail, police said. Matthew Castillo, Richard Jacquez and Aguero were captured on a surveillance camera entering a business on the 1800 block of Lundy Avenue on Aug. 13 where they terrorized and killed a 38-year-old ex-convict Christopher Maxwell Wren. According to police, Aguero was carrying a weapon that resembled a "ball...
  • Man With Metal Detector Finds Roman-Era Grave

    09/02/2015 10:47:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    LiveScience via Discovery News ^ | April 17, 2015 | Laura Geggel
    A man in England went exploring with a metal detector and made the discovery of a lifetime: an exquisitely preserved Roman-era grave filled with artifacts, including bronze jugs, mosaic glassware, coins and hobnails from a pair of shoes, all dating to about A.D. 200. The grave likely belonged to a wealthy individual, said Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, the archaeology and outreach officer for the North Hertfordshire District Council. Once Fitzpatrick-Matthews and his colleagues located the grave, they also found evidence of a nearby building, likely a shrine or temple, attached to a villa. The man with the metal detector, Phil Kirk, found...
  • Is Hillary criticizing Trump?

    09/02/2015 10:33:27 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies
    Thought | 2 September 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Is Hillary criticizing Trump? Seems like not much is being published about that. Isn't that odd?
  • The Lost City of Atlantis May Be Hiding in Plain Sight Sergio Frau

    09/02/2015 10:20:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Newser ^ | August 17, 2015 | Sergio Frau
    Sergio Frau suspects Plato was writing about a tidal wave on Sardinia... Writer and journalist Sergio Frau is another. After researching the island for a decade, Frau suspects a mysterious disaster that devastated Sardinia 3,200 years ago was in fact a tidal wave, which boosts the theory that Sardinia and Atlantis are one and the same, reports the Guardian. Stefano Tinti, an expert on tidal waves who recently visited the island with Frau along with a dozen other experts, says 350 tidal waves have occurred in the Mediterranean over the last 2,500 years and one might explain why all of...
  • Taco Bell is Testing Crispy Chicken Taco Shells in California

    09/02/2015 10:15:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The rumors are true. Taco Bell is testing crispy chicken taco shells. A spokesperson for Yum Brands, Taco Bell's parent company, confirmed the news Wednesday, adding that the shells were being tested exclusively in Bakersfield, California restaurants. The test began Aug. 27 and will end Sept. 23. The company will then evaluate whether to go forward with a wider launch based on the response from consumers, according to the spokesperson. Taco Bell fans seem excited by the new taco shells, as evident from comments on a Reddit thread titled "New Naked Chicken Taco." In the past, Yum, which also owns...
  • The 3rd of September: A day I'll always remember...

    09/02/2015 10:11:33 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 17 replies
    September 3 | Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
    ...cause that was the day that my daddy died...
  • Fowl Play: Chicken, Goose Slow Down Bay Area Freeway Commutes

    09/02/2015 10:07:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Lisa Fernandez
    First there were reports of chickens on the Bay Bridge near the toll plaza Wednesday morning just as the early morning commute kicked off. Then, about 7:30 a.m., a goose was seen meandering on U.S. Highway 101 at Alum Rock Avenue in San Jose. Cars slowed and swerved to avoid hitting the fowl on the freeway. A California Highway Patrol officer on a motorcycle rode behind the goose, urging the bird to waddle back to the side of the road and into some bushes. Initial reports surfaced that the goose was a duck, but Twitter users were quick to correct...
  • Writer Declares Death of San Francisco Hipsters, Crashes Site

    09/02/2015 10:02:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Tamara Palmer
    An article declaring the death of hipsters in San Francisco managed to crash 48 Hills, a donation based website from former Bay Guardian editor Tim Redmond and publisher Marke Bieschke. Bieschke, who now serves as the publisher of 48 Hills, penned a post on Tuesday called "The San Francisco hipster is dead, y'all," naming the imminent closure of Mission District restaurant Boogaloos as the "locally sourced, hand-wrought nail in the neon coffin of a once inescapable lifestyle caricature." "Not even a robust gap-year trust fund can withstand the skyrocketing rents here," he wrote. "And who can afford anymore to launch...
  • Battle of the reptiles: Video captures fight between python and cobra [Singapore][4-min vid]

    09/02/2015 10:00:12 PM PDT · by ETL · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 02, 2015
    It’s a reptilian battle between the creepy crawlies. A video of two deadly snakes – a python and a king cobra – on a street in Singapore has been making the rounds online. Passersby looked on as the two snakes twisted around one another, the Telegraph reports.
  • Radiation-Detecting Helicopter Flies Over Bay Area Cities This Week

    09/02/2015 9:32:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/1 | Tamara Palmer
    People in San Francisco, Berkeley and Pacifica may hear a stir in the air this week as a helicopter measuring radiation is scheduled to fly over the cities this week. With this "Aerial Radiological Survey," the helicopter is helping the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to conduct research to help the federal government better detect nuclear and radiological material. According to a memo sent to Berkeley's mayor and city council, the aircraft was scheduled to fly in San Francisco on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Berkeley on Wednesday and Pacifica on Thursday. Berkeleyside noted...
  • Liberal Billionaires and Their Montana Connections

    09/02/2015 9:20:38 PM PDT · by This_far · 7 replies
    Mediatrackers ^ | June 19, 2015 | : Ron Catlett
    Despite a population of just over 1 million people and just 3 electoral votes, Montana continues to be a hot bed of spending for billionaire’s and their political non-profit groups. (cut, jump) Liberal Swiss billionaire and Center for American Progress board member Hansjorg Wyss has received much attention in recent weeks after The Daily Caller revealed that he had paid $1.5 million to a Colorado woman to settle sex abuse allegations. Money from Wyss’ charitable foundation has proven quite important in Montana’s environmental movement.
  • Fresno Man Saves Barbecue Ribs (And Family) From Fire

    09/02/2015 8:59:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    He’s being hailed as a true American hero. Fresno resident Robert Wright was up cooking ribs at 3 a.m. Tuesday, when he saw that his neighbor’s apartment was on fire. Even though his ribs meant a lot to him, Wright had the presence of mind to go check up on his family. “The fire was bursting out of the window … It was crazy man, really crazy,” Wright told KMPH Fox26 News in an on-air interview that is now going viral. "I got my kids first and I thought about my ribs, like I don't want to let my ribs...
  • Marijuana Supersedes Cigarette Smoking Among College Students, Study Finds

    09/02/2015 8:54:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
    The percentage of daily and near-daily pot users from the 2014 survey was the highest ever recorded.More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found. Just under 6 percent of the full-time students surveyed by University of Michigan researchers for the annual "Monitoring the Future" study reported using pot either every day or at least 20 times in the previous 30 days. By contrast, 5 percent of respondents identified themselves as heavy cigarette smokers, a steep...
  • East San Jose Church a Safe Haven in Middle of Gang War

    09/02/2015 8:52:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Marianne Favro
    Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in east San Jose is rich in history. It’s where Cesar Chavez launched his fight for migrant workers. But today it’s a refuge, a safe sanctuary that sits in the middle of a gang turf war. As candles burn inside the church, outside you'll find a glaring reminder of the violence surrounding the east San Jose parish: crosses representing people killed in the Mayfair community. Gang violence is a reality here, with the church located right in the middle of the territories of rival gangs, the Norteños and Sureños. “Gangs divided the churches and said...
  • State Orders Water Bottling Company to Stop Tapping Sierra Nevada Spring Water

    09/02/2015 8:50:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Sugar Pine Spring Water in the foothills of Tuolumne County also faces fines of nearly $225,000Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later bottled and sold in stores, officials said Wednesday. It would be the first such action taken this year against a commercial water bottling business under tight drought restrictions, said Kathy Mrowka, enforcement manager of the state Water Resources Control Board. Sugar Pine Spring Water in the foothills of Tuolumne County also faces fines of nearly $225,000 for collecting and trucking the water...
  • Sierra LaMar Murder Trial Date Set

    09/02/2015 8:45:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Robert Handa
    Antolin Garcia-Torres faces murder charge even though girl's body has never been foundHer body has never been found, but Sierra LaMar’s suspected killer remains in a South Bay jail, and after countless delays, a trial date has finally been set. LaMar’s family and longtime supporters were stunned and relieved on Wednesday when Judge Thang Barretts set a trial date of April 25, 2016, for Antolin Garcia-Torres. Garcia-Torres looked composed in court Wednesday. He is accused of murdering the 15-year-old in Morgan Hill on March 16, 2012. Her body has never been found. LaMar’s father told NBC Bay Area the judge’s...
  • Boomer Castleman Dead

    09/02/2015 8:00:30 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 14 replies
    One of the all-time music greats. Dead at 70. Performed one of the biggest hits of 1975, Judie Mae, a haunting pop song that still sounds great on a hot summer night.
  • Former Clinton Aide to Invoke Fifth Amendment

    09/02/2015 7:37:41 PM PDT · by Chode · 76 replies
    nytimes ^ | 9/2/2015 | Michael S. Schmidt
    A former aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton who helped set up the server that housed Mrs. Clinton’s private email account plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to congressional questions about the email practices, according to two people briefed on the matter. The former aide, Bryan Pagliano, was subpoenaed to testify before the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But a lawyer for Mr. Pagliano, Mark MacDougall, has told the committee that Mr. Pagliano will decline to answer their questions and assert his Fifth Amendment privilege. ​Mr. ​Pagliano was the information technology director for Mrs....
  • Dramatic rise in crime casts a shadow on downtown L.A.'s gentrification

    09/02/2015 7:30:00 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ben Poston and Kate Mather
    As Lauren Mishkind was walking along 7th Street this summer in downtown Los Angeles, a man pulled a handgun and pointed it at another person standing behind her. Terrified, she hid behind a car while the assailant tackled the victim. "I was just shaking for the rest of the day," said Mishkind, who lives downtown and works at an architectural firm in the area. "You kind of assume it's par for the course living down here, which is kind of more shocking." Crime has jumped across the city this year, but nowhere has the increase been as large as in...
  • Own a historic NASA manual featuring 'the worm'

    09/02/2015 7:27:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CNET ^ | Michael Franco
    The manual is definitely something for hard-core space buffs and lovers of graphic design, rather than a casual read for anyone interested in space exploration generally. It consists of lots of drawings and instructions on how to place type on things like planes, cars, arm patches and stationery. What makes it a particularly interesting piece of history is that -- according to an article about the reissue in Wired -- in May 1992, NASA's new administrator, Dan Goldin, switched the agency back to using the previous logo, which was nicknamed "the meatball." (It's the logo NASA is still using today,...
  • The Navy's Jersey Boys

    09/02/2015 7:24:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9-2-15 | Navy musicians
    Once in a while something great comes along… Share it. If you liked the Four Seasons, you’ll like these five Navy guys! It is not Anchors Away!!! Say what you will about our Navy ‘brothers’, they can entertain. This is good, very good. Turn up your speakers, bump your video to full screen, and roll back in time. Not bad for a group of sailors. This is the best 10 minutes you've spent this week -- I guarantee.
  • Windows 10

    09/02/2015 7:09:31 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 45 replies
    My Research | 9/2/2015 | Me
    Before you install Microsoft Windows 10 you need to ask yourself one question. If they are giving the software away for free, how do they make back the money invested in development and sustainment?
  • Full lunar eclipse in September

    09/02/2015 7:07:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    hesperiastar.com ^ | Richard Doornbos
    Zodiac constellations this month include Sagittarius (the archer), Capricorn (the goat) and Aquarius (the water-carrier), and sinking into the west is Scorpio (the scorpion) with Saturn, our only remaining evening "star," in its midst. Three of our former evening "stars," Venus, Jupiter and Mars, are now morning objects, but only Venus, rapidly climbing into the morning sky before dawn, is much visible as yet. The autumnal (or fall) equinox is on Sept. 23, marking the end of summer and beginning of autumn. For the best spectacle of the month: A full lunar eclipse (sometimes called a "blood moon") occurs on...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 1

    09/02/2015 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 1 If you're reading the College Football Czar’s week one picks, that must mean that yet another long summer of terrible TV is about to come to a merciful end. So – if you’ve found yourself holding up a pencil in front of the television and yelling “not so fast” at the morning weatherman... If you’ve been bringing home bags of tiny rubber pellets, in order to give your living room carpet a more footbally feel... If you’ve let yourself be henpecked into renting Jerry Maguire, just because it’s sort of, more-or-less tangentially related to...
  • NASA taps hoverboard company Arx Pax to build space ‘tractor beam’

    09/02/2015 6:38:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | James Rogers
    The company that made Marty McFly’s hoverboard a reality is reaching for the stars, or more precisely, satellites. Los Gatos, Calif.-based Arx Pax has entered into a Space Act Agreement with NASA, the company announced Wednesday. The partnership involves Arx Pax’s Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA) technology, which will be used to build micro-satellite capture devices that can manipulate and couple satellites from a distance. The technology inevitably conjures up images of the tractor beam used on “Star Trek.” “Likely uses for this technology include manipulating various types of objects at a distance without touching them or colliding with them,” explained...
  • Autopsy: Football player shot by police had drugs in system

    09/02/2015 6:19:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    wset.com ^ | EMILY SCHMALL
    A black college football player killed by a white police officer likely used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at a Texas car dealership, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday. Christian Taylor was unarmed when Arlington police officer Brad Miller shot him on Aug. 7. Miller has been fired. The report shows there was THC, one of the active components of marijuana, and a synthetic drug that causes hallucinations in his system. ... Miller's attorney John Snider said he hoped that in light of this evidence, the Arlington police chief would reconsider his decision...
  • Baltimore: Six Cops In Freddie Gray Trial To Have Separate Trials

    09/02/2015 6:17:37 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/2/2015 | Matt Vesps
    As Cortney wrote earlier today, a judge refused to dismiss the criminal charges against the six officers who were involved in the death of Freddie Gray. There will now be six separate trials for the officers involved (via CNN): A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday there will be separate trials for each of the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The ruling represented a small victory for the defendants on a day that Circuit Court Judge Barry G. Williams earlier denied two key defense motions in the case -- one seeking its dismissal for alleged...
  • Donald Trump On Ben Carson: Doctors Don't Create Jobs

    09/02/2015 6:10:49 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/2/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Donald Trump says he has great affection for Ben Carson, but he’s not so sure Carson has the right experience to be president. The billionaire businessman and Republican presidential frontrunner explained why in an extensive interview with The Daily Caller that covered a wide array of subjects. The interview will be published in sections over the coming days. A Monmouth University poll of Iowa released Monday showed Trump tied with Carson for first place — though Trump is quick to note that it was just one poll and that he leads the field, including Carson, in all the other recent...
  • New Donald Trump Video Series "Trump Talks". He Takes Your Calls.

    09/02/2015 6:02:28 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 19 replies
    Youtube.com/StevenCrowder ^ | 08/02/2015 | Steven Crowder
    This one's all in good fun. But a new video series, "TrumpTalks" in which Donald Trump takes calls from you, the voters. Do not click if you don't like comedy or are easily offended by even the slightest of jokes at Donald Trump's expense.
  • RNC Circulates "Loyalty Pledge" to Candidates-Hopes to Ensnare Trump

    09/02/2015 6:01:35 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican Party circulated a loyalty pledge to the 17 presidential candidates today. ** The Republican establishment is far more interested in the candidates pledging support to the party than the party’s pledge to the people. Even Bill Kristol thinks this is foolish. Trump should offer his own pledge to the party. He should force them to sign a pledge to support him when he wins. UPDATE: Trump will meet with RNC leader Reince Priebus tomorrow
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/02/2015 5:33:16 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 52 replies
    I suspect that everyone who keeps a recipe box or binder has, as I do, a section for favorite homemade concoctions for household use. I thought this week I'd share some of mine. I've collected some nice old copper pieces on thrift-store forays; most of them aren't used often, but look lovely hanging in the kitchen - my favorites are a set of copper mixing bowls. Usually when I find these items, they have spots of tarnish or are completely tarnished. Here is the best recipe for copper cleaner that I've found: Copper Cleaner 1/4 Cup White Vinegar 1/8 Cup...
  • VJ Day 2015: Dropping the atomic bombs 'saved so many lives' says Cheltenham veteran Ken Blake

    09/02/2015 5:33:02 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 12 replies
    Gloucestershire Echo ^ | September 2nd 2015 | Gloucestershire Echo
    One man from Bishop's Cleeve has a very good and personal reason to be thankful that it's VJ Day today. Seventy years ago, Ken Blake was on a troop ship sailing from India bound for Singapore as part of preparations for an invasion when the Japanese government surrendered to the Allies after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ken, now 88 said: "There was a bloody big cheer on the ship when we heard. We didn't know what was going to happen. But I think if we'd been in any invasion of Japan, every man, woman and child...
  • Dean Jones, star of 'Love Bug' and other Disney films, dies at 84

    09/02/2015 5:28:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 27 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 09/02/2015 | Todd Leopold
    Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84. The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones made his film debut in 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me," which starred Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano. The next year he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock." He also starred on Broadway in such works as "There Was a Little Girl," with Jane Fonda, and the hit "Under the Yum-Yum Tree,"...
  • Millennials moving their support to Trump in 2016?

    09/02/2015 5:11:59 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 2, 2015 | (Video)
    Alright, I'm no longer watching Fox Business, of Fox News, but I noticed this in the headlines I watch, and it seems pretty fair in fact. So let's say. Fox Business still seems to be on Trump's side. At least by the standpoint of this video. This seems like it's worth watching. http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4459835966001/millennials-moving-their-support-to-trump-in-2016/
  • Angel Maturino Resendiz - Train Killer

    09/02/2015 4:55:31 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 2 September 2015
    Just remembering one of the illegal aliens Trump and those concerned with crime are talking about. See here: Click here for story about Resendiz.
  • The Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck is Finally Going to Happen

    09/02/2015 4:22:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 78 replies
    autoguide.com ^ | 10-1-15 | Stephen Elmer
    By Stephen Elmer Sep 01, 2015 A pickup truck based on the Jeep Wrangler is under development and should arrive on the market by 2017 or 2018. According to Automotive News, production of the Wrangler will stay in Toledo, Ohio, which is also where Jeep will be building a new pickup truck based on the Wrangler. The fate of Wrangler production has been up in the air for nearly a year, but today Jeep execs revealed these plans to plant management. They also revealed that production of the Cherokee will be leaving Ohio for a nearby State, likely Michigan or Illinois.Details on the Jeep Wrangler...
  • Metairie driver who 'found' injured man by road admits killing him(mug shot)

    09/02/2015 4:00:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/2/15 | Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Metairie woman who reported finding an injured man by the road on Christmas Eve pleaded guilty Wednesday (Sept. 2) to vehicular homicide, for driving impaired when her vehicle struck and fatally injured him. Jennifer Kuzma, 25, will spend five years in prison for the hit-and-run wreck that killed Travis Burns, 27, along North Causeway Boulevard in Metairie. Kuzma initially told authorities she found Burns in the 1400 block of North Causeway while she was walking Dec. 24 shortly after 1:30 a.m. But hours later in New Orleans, Kuzma filed a police report stating that her car had been parked...
  • Migrant child's body on beach shocks Europe

    09/02/2015 3:59:26 PM PDT · by drpix · 58 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 9/2/15 | staff
    Istanbul (AFP) - A photograph of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank swept across Europe on Wednesday, in a poignant image of the refugee crisis...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (September, 2015 edition)

    09/02/2015 3:43:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | September, 2015 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Ian Fleming Never Mentioned James Bond’s Ethnicity. But He did Offer a Few Clues…

    09/02/2015 3:43:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Anyone who thinks to diverge even slightly from this now officially accepted view, to be held by everyone everywhere in the world on pain of excommunication, is a racist. We know this because of the recent experiences of children’s author Anthony Horowitz, who briefly committed heresy over the weekend when he dared to suggest that Elba was perhaps too “street” to play a suave, Eton-educated, Senior-Service-trained, half-Swiss, half-Scots secret agent.
  • Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, er America

    09/02/2015 3:35:18 PM PDT · by Chode · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | Jerry Rye
    And they say it can't happen here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33i_BAhuiE0
  • Lesbian Couple, Like Kentucky Clerk, Standing up for Beliefs (tissue alert)

    09/02/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Claire Galofaro
    As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. "Will you still love me for the rest of my life?" the band Chicago sang. "I can't go on if I'm on my own." Miller pulled over. And for the first time since she and her partner stepped into the vortex of history, she wept. [Snip] The couple has lived quietly together for years, never intending to lead a battle that has consumed their town of Morehead, where Miller is a tenured university...
  • Who is protecting Al Sharpton?

    09/02/2015 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 33 replies
    My Research | 9/2/2015 | Me
    who is protecting Al Sharpton? I figure someone in the Freeper community has to have a clue. He owes enough back taxes to put him away for like ever. He has strong armed enough major companies for money to qualify as a one man criminal enterprise and yet he never even gets indited. Who is protecting him?