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  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    07/23/2014 9:27:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan. Just days before the father and son were to return home to Indiana, the trip turned tragic when their plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa on Tuesday night. The body of 17-year-old Haris Suleman was recovered, but crews were still searching Wednesday for the father, Babar Suleman. The Sulemans left...
  • KFI TIM CONWAY SHOW: Great Reagan anecdote from cadet at fundraiser

    07/23/2014 8:50:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    kfi ^ | 7-2014
    Because the Kenyan squatter is in town, Tim Conway show was discussing fundraisers. Callers, who have attended fundraisers, were phoning in and telling what happens at the events. Here is the best anecdote. A young cadet from Cal State Fullerton was there with other cadets as part of the Honor Guard. When Reagan greeted them, he asked the cadet his name and was open to a question from him. The cadet said, "Can I ask anything?" The President said he could. So the cadet said (paraphrasing) - Cadet - Mr. President, do you remember when you were doing a sound...
  • Army of Over 100,000 Illegal Alien Gang Members in Texas

    07/23/2014 8:46:52 PM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-24-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsA Texas State Senator revealed to radio host Laura Ingraham that we have an army of illegal alien gang members in Texas. His estimate was well over 100,000.On Monday, State Senator Dan Patrick , also Republican candidate for Lt. Governor of Texas, dropped a bombshell to Laura Ingraham. He stated that between 2008 and 2012 there were over 143,000 illegal aliens arrested for committing crimes in Texas. These are not run-of-the-mill criminals. “…hardened criminals, gang members, and other criminals that we identified as being in Texas illegally.”“We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including...
  • Wow, great Ronald Reagan story on Tim Conway Jr. Show just now.

    07/23/2014 8:23:51 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 4 replies
    KFI 640 am Los Angeles ^ | 07/23/14 | Self
    Since O is back in town, Timmy was asking his audience if anyone had ever been to one of these costly meet and greet fundraisers and met any of our Presidents. I'm going in and out of the room with the radio on, so I didn't catch the beginning of this one call, but the woman had been to one for Ronald Reagan. When she got her chance for the quick one-on--one moment with President Reagan, she asked him about the recent time when, at a sound check for a public event, he made that crack about dropping the bombs...
  • Woman Hospitalized After Botched Three-Day-Long Abortion on Her 20-Week-Old Baby

    07/23/2014 7:38:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    The OC Weekly has reported that a woman who was under arrest was taken for late term abortion at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) abortion clinic in Long Beach. Following her visit to FPA for the 20 week abortion the prisoner suffered an incomplete abortion and had to be hospitalized. The botched procedure was performed in 2012 but is only coming to light after the Orange County District Attorney’s Office published their investigative report on the death of the fetus. From the story: On March 13, 2012, Huntington Beach police arrested a woman identified in the report as...
  • Redux of "Beaver hops over whale"

    07/23/2014 7:33:25 PM PDT · by skeptoid
    KCAW ^ | Greta Mart
    A 48-second YouTube video catching the swift reactions of a Sitka float plane pilot went viral this past week. KCAW tracked down the pilot and the man who took the video to bring us the full story of how a routine flight in Southeast Alaska made waves on news programs and websites around the world.
  • Horrifying details of how student, 15, raped and murdered teacherlaid bare in court

    07/23/2014 6:30:35 PM PDT · by equalator · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-23-2014 | Michael Zennie
    A Massachusetts teenager charged with raping and murdering his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom followed a chillingly similar plan when he attacked a female jail counselor last month in the youth detention center where he was being held, authorities say. Chism's attorney, Denise Regan, did not challenge the bail or conditions of bail. She asked that her client be excused from his next scheduled court appearance on September 19 because of the stress it causes him.
  • Pregnant teen strangled, boyfriend decapitated after arranging sex with man online (craigslist)

    07/23/2014 6:03:37 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | July 21, 2014 | no byline
    A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through the online service Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said Monday. The police chief in Wyoming, a Grand Rapids suburb, said that 18-year-old Brooke Slocum was held captive before her death. Her body was found Thursday in the trunk of the suspect's car. She was eight months pregnant. Chief James Carmody says her boyfriend, Charles Oppenneer, 25, was found decapitated in a park a day earlier. His head hasn't been found... Police got a search warrant for (31-year-old Brady) Oestrike's home, and...
  • Teen Goes Into Coma After Eating Toxic Fish

    07/23/2014 5:35:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | July 22, 2014
    Austin Goncalves, 15, is recovering after going into a coma. He went into the coma after he got fish poisoning from a snapper in the Bahamas. Austin is finally eating food for the first time in week. “I’m on anti-seizure medication,” he told WTSP. Earlier this month, Austin caught a mutton snapper that his mom cooked for dinner. “I couldn’t eat, couldn’t breath,” Austin told the station. “This was very serious,” his mom, Karen Goncalves added. “It could have ended our lives.” Austin, his friend, Karen, and her boyfriend were all suffering from Ciguatera, which is a potentially fatal illness...
  • She's Simply Happy to Be 100

    07/23/2014 5:29:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 | Ming Xuan
    Her hearing isn't great, and her legs are weakening too. She doesn't have much appetite either, often finishing only a small portion of her meals. But you will never hear Madam Chua Sua Teh complaining about her age. Indeed, the 100-year-old woman can still play a mean game of Wii bowling. Despite the usual effects of ageing, Madam Chua is simply happy that she has hit the 100-year mark this year. She told The New Paper last Thursday in Teochew: "I don't worry myself with thoughts about death or illness, I simply live one day at a time, and make...
  • Can Simply Being Near the Ocean Wash Away Stress?

    07/23/2014 5:17:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | July 22, 2014
    A new book sets out to answer some big questions about the brain and bodies of water. "Blue Mind" explores why so many of us are drawn to the ocean, and how this scientifically connects to our health and happiness, CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports. Most of us know that feeling of calm we get when we are on, in or just near the water. "This is what you want if you're in the midst of a stressful week," said Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist and conservationist who lives near the central coast of California. "You just want...
  • Jews In Israel Under Assault.No Angry Responses From Wasserman,Schumer&The Rest?

    07/23/2014 4:57:26 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 9 replies
    Israel at war with Hamas. Endless rockets hitting/taking out targets,injuring&killing innocent individuals in Israel.So why aren't the Jewish Liberal Leaders showing any outrage towards the Democrat Run White House? You would think that by this point we would have had a Hashtag,"Wasserman.Stop Bombing My People"conversation by now.But when they are in dire straights in Nigeria,Michelle is right on the case!So where are the likes of Bernie Sanders,Steve Israel,Chuck U.Schumer and Anthony Weiner during these weeks of attacks on the nation they so dearly care for?Maybe Jewish Democrat Leaders are selfish,and see put their party first?and just ignore those dying/suffering in...
  • Caught on camera: Argument between woman and mall Staff Turns Ugly

    07/23/2014 4:52:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    An argument between a woman and the staff of a Giant supermarket at Pelangi Leisure Mall in Johor Bahru got violent after she was accused of stealing. A video has been circulating online of the woman refusing to cooperate with the staff, hitting and throwing things at them. In the video, the woman can be seen shouting and pulling her trolley away after being asked to go to the staff entrance. A male employee then pulls the trolley towards the back of the store, but the woman then tries to grab a table off the display and throws it at...
  • Thomas the Tank Engine had to shut the hell up to save children everywhere (Racist train!)

    There are many terrible children's programs through which parents must suffer during their child's young life. For every Sesame Street, there is an annoying Caillou or an acid-trippy Yo Gabba Gabba. But Thomas and Friends is – or was – the one show with enough subversive messages to make me turn it off for good. My son, now three-and-a-half years old, thankfully never never went through a manic train fascination like so many other children. But once in a while, he'd get a bug in his brain to watch Thomas, and every time I sat and watched with him, I...
  • Owner Saves Dog From Alligator Attack

    07/23/2014 4:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 23, 2014
    Lee McDougal saved his Golden Retriever from an alligator attack. WOFL reports that the alligator attacked the dog when McDougal was out walking her. “With all the rain the swamp area filled up a little more, she decided to jump in on the swamp side, instead of the lagoon side, and the gator didn’t want to share it with her,” McDougal explained to the station. “I reached down to grab her and grabbed the gator and just jerked him up, and when I did, I seen a big head and she went back that way and as soon as I...
  • Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Believes He Has Contracted Chikungunya

    07/23/2014 4:12:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 22, 2014
    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta is suffering from symptoms that resemble those of the Chikungunya virus and expects the team to put him on the disabled list. Peralta went home to the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break and explained that he began feeling sick on Friday. “I’ve had a fever and pain in my joints,” Peralta said by telephone on Monday to MLB.com. “Feels like all my joints are sore. That’s how I feel.” The Chikungunya virus has become more common in Caribbean countries and is spread through mosquitoes. The veteran reliever shared that he remembers coming into...
  • Rural vs Urban Survival

    07/23/2014 3:54:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 7/22/14 | Selco
    What you have with you is what you gonna have for some time if you find yourself in urban survival scenario. If you have stored food and water most probably you can count on that only for some time, before situation changes or you manage to find some more supplies. There are ways to obtain resources at the beginning of SHTF in the chaos, but it is not like in the movies, and you can count on the fact that mostly you will be late for these events and more organized units such as local gangs control who gets what...
  • 'Spoiled' New Jersey teen Rachel Canning says boyfriend choked her, gets restraining order

    07/23/2014 3:41:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Daily News ^ | 23/7/14 | Meg Wagner
    The New Jersey teenager who sued her parents has received a domestic violence restraining order against the boyfriend her mom and dad always hated. Rachel Canning, 18, made headlines last year when she moved out of her family's Lincoln Park home, then demanded her parents pay her child support. The family had been fighting for months over Rachel's wild behavior.... .....
  • 'NCIS' Star Pauley Perrette Issues Warning About Hair Dye After Having Allergic Reaction

    07/23/2014 3:00:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    UPI ^ | July 23, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Perrette's severe allergic reaction landed her in the hospital.NCIS actress Pauley Perrette suffered a severe allergic reaction caused by her hair dye that landed her in the hospital. The 45-year-old star, who plays forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the hit show, warned her Twitter followers to be careful about hair dye allergies in order to avoid having their heads "swell up like a melon" or worse. Perrette is a natural blonde but she has been dyeing her hair for the past 20 years. "The other half of my face had become twice the size of my head," she told CBS...
  • English Man Believes He Has photographed God, or 'Sean Connery or Karl Marx'

    07/23/2014 2:55:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | July 23, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    An amateur photographer snapped the shot in Norfolk. An amateur photographer who took a fascinating photo is now making comparisons between God, Sean Connery and Karl Marx -- and it's not because he is a huge fan of James Bond or communism. Jeremy Fletcher was going for a evening walk near the Wash in Norfolk when he decided to take a picture. The image he captured of the sunlight hitting the clouds over the water reminded him of none other than the Almighty. "I realized the image looked remarkably like a face of a man with a beard so I...
  • Pat Condell Takes on Hamas vs Jews in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:05:53 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 20 2014 | Pat Condell
    Pat Condell Takes on Hamas vs Jews in Gaza
  • Unlocking the Cascadia Subduction Zone's secrets: Peering into recent research and findings

    07/23/2014 1:51:59 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 5 replies
    Earth Magazine ^ | 7/20/2014 | Andrea Watts
    Once overlooked because of its relative inactivity compared to other subduction zones around the world, the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) — and the potentially devastating megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis it could unleash — are today well known to both geoscientists and the public. Beginning with the efforts of John Adams of the Geological Survey of Canada and Brian Atwater of the U.S. Geological Survey in the late 1980s, a series of oceanic research cruises and datasets has steadily advanced our understanding of Cascadia. It seems like there is “a paradigm change every few years,” says Chris Goldfinger, a geologist at...
  • Freep a poll! (Should the Obamacare law be enforced as written?)

    07/23/2014 1:51:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    http://www.headlineoftheday.com/ ^ | 7-23-14 | Headline of the day
    Should the Obamacare law be enforced as written? No, the IRS is allowed to change it. I don't know. Yes, and let the chips fall where they may.
  • 'No loud Americans': Irish Cafe Sparks Outrage by Banning US Visitors in Ring of Kerry ....

    07/23/2014 1:28:32 PM PDT · by Cecily · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 23, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    It is hardly the way to win over tourists, but this Irish cafe doesn't seem to care. Peter's Place, a pretty eatery in County Kerry, has placed a notice in its window banning 'loud American's from entering. The cafe lists the undesirables it would prefer not to receive in its establishment, including bus and coach tours and rowdy tourists from across the Pond.
  • The Rot From Within (Part 1)

    07/23/2014 1:24:30 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 3 replies
    Of Two Minds Dot Com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Charles Hugh Smith
    All the conventional policy fixes proposed by Demopublican politicos, technocrats and the vast army of academic/think-tank apparatchiks are the equivalent of slapping a coat of paint on a fragile facade riddled with dryrot. All these fake-fixes share a few key characteristics: 1. They focus on effects and symptoms rather than address the underlying causes, i.e. the dry rot at the heart of our government, society and economy. 2. They maintain and protect the Status Quo Powers That Be- no vested interests, protected fiefdoms or Financial Elites ever lose power as a result of these policy tweaks. 3. They are politically...
  • June 23, 2026: Latino Separatists Shoot Down US Passenger Jet Over S. New Mexico (Thoughts?)

    07/23/2014 1:19:37 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | Me
    Just throwing it out there. Nothing is impossible. I do foresee something like this in the short to mid term future. What's to stop them? Would our own government do anything if the populace of the southwest was over 55 percent "amnesty given" Latinos and Latino illegals?
  • Man who dangled from car on I-77 (NC) arrested after police standoff

    07/23/2014 1:08:10 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    The State ^ | July 23, 2014 | CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR
    A man who was captured on video hanging onto the back of a speeding car on Interstate 77 last month was arrested Tuesday after a police standoff in Thomasville, 70 miles northeast of Charlotte, according to multiple television stations. Television station WFMY reported that the man, whose name has not been released by police, barricaded himself inside a Thomasville home about 1:30 p.m. after police responded to a domestic incident. The Thomasville police Twitter feed said officers were at the scene with a "subject barricaded in a residence on Reid St." The man didn't live inside the home where he...
  • U.S. marines confront 'fake sergeant major'

    07/23/2014 12:46:32 PM PDT · by pabianice · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/23/14 | McCormack
    An explosive video posted online on Sunday shows two U.S. Marines confronting a man who they accuse of impersonating a military veteran at a funeral in Florida. The Marines first suspected the man was likely an imposer because his uniform featured a mix of mismatched medals and ribbons. After the service they approached the man, who identified himself as a ‘sergeant major’. His name badge states his surname as Davis. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2702355/Is-fraud-U-S-marines-confront-fake-sergeant-major-military-funeral-Florida.html#ixzz38K3eVdDH Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Looking for a link/video that was posted on FR a couple days ago

    07/23/2014 12:25:44 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 5 replies
    07-23-2014 | Me
    There was video posted here a couple days ago of a couple supposed ex-Marines who were calling out a black man at a military funeral and how his uniform and medals/ribbons were fake. Anyone have that video they can provide me? Thanks in advance
  • This Grandfather Allegedly Cured Liver Cancer With Homemade Cannabis Oil

    07/23/2014 11:37:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 53 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 7-13-2014 | Lizette Borreli
    Mike Cutler, a 63-year-old grandfather, allegedly killed his cancer cells with homemade cannabis oil, after receiving his second liver cancer diagnosis in five years. The cancer survivor was first diagnosed with liver cancer in 2009 after he blacked out at work, after which he then received an organ transplant in November of that year. However, last year, his health took a turn for the worst when he found out new cancerous cells were attacking his new organ. A liver transplant and a second cancer diagnosis later, Cutler decided to buy marijuana from a dealer and make his tablets from the...
  • We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

    07/23/2014 11:33:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2014 | Vivek Wadhwa
    In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future. He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says that we are moving from a history of scarcity to an era of abundance. Then he noted that the technologies that make such abundance possible are allowing production of far more output using far fewer people. On all this, Summers is right. Within two decades, we will have almost unlimited energy, food, and clean water; advances in medicine will allow us to live...
  • 2015 Chevy Volt gets larger battery, though range remains the same

    07/23/2014 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    green.autoblog.com ^ | Jul 18th 2014 6:30PM | By John Beltz Snyder
    The Chevrolet Volt isn't changing much for the 2015 model year. According to specifications uncovered by Inside EVs, though, the new Volt's battery does have a slightly larger capacity. According to the spec sheet, this doesn't translate to increased range. Real world driving, though, might tell a different story. The 2015 Volt's battery storage is slightly higher than the outgoing model's, up from 16.5 kilowatt-hours to 17.1 kWh. According to GM's manager of electrification technology communications, Kevin Kelly, speaking to Green Car Reports, the increased capacity is "a late change done in the cell... just another continuous improvement to surprise...
  • U.K. Cabinet Office Adopts ODF as Exclusive Standard for Sharable Documents

    07/23/2014 10:57:45 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 15 replies
    The Standards Blog ^ | Tuesday, July 22 2014 @ 12:52 PM CDT | Andy Updegrove
    The U.K. Cabinet Office accomplished today what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts set out (unsuccessfully) to achieve ten years ago: it formally required compliance with the Open Document Format (ODF) by software to be purchased in the future across all government bodies. Compliance with any of the existing versions of OOXML, the competing document format championed by Microsoft, is neither required nor relevant. The announcement was made today by The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude. Henceforth, ODF compliance will be required for documents intended to be shared or subject to collaboration. PDF/A or HTML compliance will be required for...
  • Jay Paterno’s New Book Released Early at Barnes & Noble

    07/23/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    onward state ^ | 7-21-14 | Tim Gilbert, Kevin Horne & Jessica Tully
    Penn State fans living in State College should run — not walk — to the Barnes & Noble on Benner Pike if they want to grab a copy of Jay Paterno’s new book before it potentially gets pulled from the shelves. The memoir “Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father” isn’t due out until Sept. 1, but Barnes & Noble had stacks of the book for sale in its Local Interest section at closing time on Tuesday. No one from Barnes & Noble could be immediately reached for comment, so it’s not known if this...
  • New Climate Model Introduced, now with knobs!

    07/23/2014 10:37:54 AM PDT · by Excellence · 24 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 23, 2014 | Bob Tisdale
    Due to the cutbacks in funding for climate science, a new climate model has been introduced to help politicians justify unnecessary laws that regulate carbon dioxide emissions… Introducing…
  • Florida State, Alabama betting favorites to win national title

    07/23/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    SI ^ | July 23, 2014 | Staff
    Alabama and defending champion Florida State are co-favorites to win the 2014 national championship, according to odds released by Bovada. The Crimson Tide and Seminoles are both listed at 11/2 odds to win the title in the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff. Oregon comes next at 7/1, followed by Oklahoma at 9/1 and Auburn at 10/1.
  • Clarence Page: Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality

    07/23/2014 10:21:14 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 7-23-2014 | CLARENCE PAGE
    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, N.C., Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse. Eaton is black. The three men testing her were white. The time was the early 1940s, when trying to vote was difficult and even dangerous for African-Americans. Contrived "literacy tests" were one of the milder obstacles that were deployed to suppress the black vote in the South. Now 93, Eaton is back in court. This summer she is the lead plaintiff...
  • Cops: Main Line McDonald’s Worker Was Selling Drugs While On The Job

    07/23/2014 10:20:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | By Brad Segall, Walt Hunter, Steve Beck
    RADNOR, Pa. (CBS) — A worker at a McDonald’s on the Main Line was serving up more than a happy meal, police say. Investigators say what he is accused of doing in the parking lot was illegal and now he is facing serious charges. According to investigators, the worker, identified by Radnor Police as 29-year-old Allen Trammell, at the Lancaster Avenue McDonald’s in Strafford was selling crack cocaine in the parking lot of the restaurant while he was on the job. Investigators say Trammell was a street level dealer who through word of mouth may have been making upwards of...
  • Boehner in Squeeze Between Ohio Exporters, Republican Ex-Im Foes

    07/23/2014 10:02:42 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7-23-2014
    The 80-year-old bank founded during the New Deal helps foreign companies buy U.S. goods by guaranteeing loans and providing other financing. The bank last year backed $37.4 billion in exports, and says it has returned a profit to the Treasury of more than $3.4 billion since 2005. Ohio manufacturers are top users of Ex-Im Bank financing. From 2007 to 2014, Ohio ranked sixth for exporters who have used the bank to help finance their overseas sales, with 253 Buckeye State businesses making use of its services to support $2 billion in exports, according to data from the bank.
  • ESPN’s Wilbon: Influence..‘Religious Right’ in Footb' Preventing Players from Accepting Michael Sam

    07/23/2014 9:59:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    The NFL hasn’t been sufficiently accepting of Michael Sam, who came out as the first openly gay professional football player earlier this year, due to the religious Right’s influence in NFL locker rooms, says one ESPN commentator. On Tuesday, Pardon the Interruption’s Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were discussing former NFL coach Tony Dungy’s recent comments that media attention would have pushed him away from drafting Sam. Kornheiser said he was optimistic that NFL players would be personally tolerant of Sam, though. “I’m more skeptical,” Wilbon countered. “I think there is a component, a subculture of the religious Right, that...
  • The Tiger Woods Era Is Over

    07/23/2014 9:20:21 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 66 replies
    business insider ^ | 7-21-14 | Jay Yarow
    Tiger Woods finished an hour and a half before eventual winner Rory McIlroy teed off. In that moment, the Tiger Woods Era of golf officially ended. Over the weekend, lead Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said, "There was a beginning of his career, middle of his career, and this is the end of his career, no question about it. Chamblee isn't the only talking head in golf who thinks the Tiger Era died this weekend. At Golf.com, a roundtable of writers all agreed. Eamon Lynch a Golf.com put it best, saying, "This point isn't even worthy of debating. It's demonstrably...
  • Former Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse dead at 64

    07/23/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT · by BlueDragon · 35 replies
    Star-Telegram.com ^ | Posted Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 | By Clarence E. Hill Jr.
    Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Robert Newhouse, who will be remembered most for throwing a touchdown pass to Golden Richards while running to his left in Super Bowl XII on one of Tom Landry’s famous trick plays, died Tuesday night. He was 64. Newhouse battled health issues since suffering a stroke in 2010. He spent much of the past year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., hoping to get a heart transplant. Newhouse never got strong enough for the transplant before succumbing to heart disease at the Mayo Clinic, his son Rodd Newhouse confirmed Tuesday night. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/22/5988448/former-cowboys-running-back-robert.html#storylink=cpy
  • Ted Cruz Sorry/Not Sorry About Losing the Vampire Vote

    07/23/2014 8:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/23/2014 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded on Facebook to a True Blood TV episode that featured a storyline with a massacre at a fundraiser for Ted Cruz at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. In the episode, a pair of left-leaning vampires show up at the Republican fundraiser to search for the parents of their enemy. Pam, the female vampire, catches a glimpse of herself in a mirror with a sparkly dress and big hair and exclaims, “I’m a Republican!” Except instead of “Republican” she invents a sexually crude word that’s not worth repeating here because it’s juvenile and debauched. After...
  • Inseparable couple who jumped to their deaths because they 'didn't want to be a burden

    07/23/2014 7:41:06 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 8 replies
    Glenys and Royston Smith, 88 and 91, fell to their deaths in December Both suffered from an array of medical conditions, including osteoporosis They had said days before they were afraid of burdening their family Investigators found the note written in pen on their kitchen whiteboard An inquest today in Bournemouth, Dorset, ruled the deaths were suicides The great-grandparents who had been married 67 years, had said just days before they felt unable to go on, and were afraid of burdening their family. Cindy Hoyle, the building's caretaker who found the couple, said Mr Smith had told her days before...
  • Minneapolis police shoot, kill 120-pound dog; owner enraged

    07/23/2014 7:23:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 35 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-22-14 | Matt McKinney
    The moment Paul Trott let his two dogs out in the backyard he could see a problem. Someone had broken the gate at the rear of the yard, and the dogs made a dash for the opening and into the alley beyond. As his partner Josh Lyczkowski ran out the door to collect the dogs, they heard someone in the alley shout “No! Don’t! Stop!,” according to Lyczkowski. Then they heard a gunshot. Their largest dog, Tito, a Cane Corso that weighed about 120 pounds, had been fatally shot in the head. Lyczkowski arrived so soon after the shooting that...
  • Former Gov. Sarah Palin weighs in on Alaska's current oil tax debate

    07/23/2014 7:07:00 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    Alaska Dispach News ^ | July 22, 2014 | Laurel Andrews
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said in a phone interview with Alaska Dispatch News on Tuesday that she plans to speak out against oil company-funded efforts to maintain the oil tax structure put in place in January. “I don’t want Alaskans to be deceived,” she said.
  • Study says Richmond is America's most contented area - with New York its unhappiest

    07/23/2014 7:00:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    New York is America's most unhappy region, a new study has found - while Richmond tops the table as American's most contented place. The study from the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research relies on a large survey that asks respondents about their satisfaction with life. Researchers say that despite this, areas such as New York still attract people because of its job prospects.
  • Beware All the Retirement 'Crisis' Reports

    07/23/2014 6:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RCM ^ | 07/23/2014 | Andrew Biggs & Sylvester Schieber
    If the amount of press ink used to report a study is any indicator of its contribution to public understanding, the National Institute on Retirement Security's (NIRS) 2013 report, "The Retirement Savings Crisis: Is It Worse than We Think?" might be the gold standard on the subject of retirement security. The report concludes that 84% of Americans are falling short of reasonable retirement savings targets and, even when total net worth is considered, two-thirds are at risk of an inadequate retirement income. The total "retirement savings gap," NIRS claims, may reach $14 trillion. According to New York Times writer Nancy...
  • 10 secret rules of working in Disney's Magic Kingdoms

    07/23/2014 6:48:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 23, 2014 | Staff
    It may seem to some as something of a dream job - working alongside childhood heroes such as Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck. But in order to get, and keep, a job as a character at a Disney park or resort, employees must abide by a number of strict rules, ranging from the obvious to the bizarre. For anyone thinking of trying to get a job at a Magic Kingdom, here is a rundown of some of the more idiosyncratic employee rules implemented by the bosses at Disney.
  • Study says Richmond is America's most contented area - with New York its unhappiest

    07/23/2014 6:43:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    New York is America's most unhappy region, a new study has found - while Richmond tops the table as American's most contented place. The study from the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research relies on a large survey that asks respondents about their satisfaction with life.