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  • Stephen King: I Regret My Slam on the Military (Called On It by NewsBusters)

    12/27/2014 8:47:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal novelist Stephen King regrets asserting that if you don't learn how to read, you'll end up in "the Army, Iraq." The comment, widely seen as a shot at the military, was first publicized six years ago on NewsBusters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, King was asked if he stood by the remarks. The author lamented, "No. That was just a case of misspeaking and also having one of those brain cramps that you realize that you're no longer living in the world that you grew up in...If I could take one remark back, that would be the...
  • Married 'Cheer Mom' Is 'Sorry' For Having Sex With Daughter's Teen Classmate:

    12/27/2014 7:30:25 PM PST · by Ouderkirk · 68 replies
    Puff-Po Via AP ^ | 12-26-2014 | Sebastian Murdock
    A Pennsylvania married mother of three was arrested after allegedly having sex with a high school student. The suburban 42-year-old from Upper Pottsgrove, Iris Gibney, was allegedly caught with a 17-year-old teenager having sex in a parked car, NBC Philadelphia reported. Gibney turned herself in last Tuesday after the Nov. 15th incident, when an officer found the two engaging in sex acts in the vehicle.
  • Good Samaritan Gunman Stops Assault in Progress

    12/27/2014 7:25:57 PM PST · by Larry - Moe and Curly · 4 replies
    DFW.CBSLocal.com ^ | 12/26/14 | Jeff Paul
    SOUTHLAKE (CBSDFW.COM) - A North Texas man is being heralded a hero after police said he held a man at gunpoint who was assaulting a woman. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/12/26/good-samaritan-gunman-stops-assault-in-progress/
  • Penn State rallies past Boston College for Pinstripe Bowl overtime win

    12/27/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 26 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 12-27-14 | Audrey Snyder
    NEW YORK – Penn State waited two years to play in a bowl game, working through unprecedented NCAA sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, and the team’s finale didn’t lack dramatics. The Nittany Lions went back and forth with Boston College this evening at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl, trading big hits and explosive runs until the game required extra possessions. Penn State’s senior class, one that experienced five different head coaches during their collegiate careers, NCAA sanctions and a bowl ban that was lifted early in September, capped their careers with the class’ first...
  • Boudreaux

    12/27/2014 5:49:56 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    December 27, 2014
    Boudreaux, a Cajun highlander from Rapides Parish in central Louisiana, wasan older, single gentleman, who was born and raised a Baptist, living in South Louisiana. Each Friday night after work, he would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a venison steak. Now, all of Boudreaux's neighbors were Catholic and since it was Lent, They were forbidden from eating meat on Fridays. The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest. The priest came to visit Boudreaux, and suggested that Boudreaux convert to Catholicism. After...
  • Astronomers find 'new' dwarf galaxy in Milky Way's neighborhood

    12/27/2014 4:18:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Amina Khan
    Astronomers searching the sky with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an odd little dwarf galaxy in our very own backyard -- a mere 7 million light years away.. ... Given that these isolated dwarf spheroidal galaxies are so hard to find, there could be many more of these fascinating galactic fossils just hanging out in the darkness of our own intergalactic neighborhood, just waiting to be found,
  • Fatal Wrecks On The Rise In Kansas

    12/27/2014 4:08:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    State transportation officials say that it is too early to start drawing any conclusions on the connection between higher speed limits and the increased number of accidents.
  • Indiana man found dead after attacked by pet pit bull on Christmas Day

    12/27/2014 4:07:24 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 88 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 12.27.14 | Allie Healy
    An Indiana man was mauled to death by his pet pit bull on Christmas Day, Portage police say. Edward L. Cahill, 40, was discovered on the living room floor by his girlfriend when she returned from visiting relatives for the holiday. Cahill was unresponsive, NBC Chicago reports. Authorities were called to a home in the 5500 block of Tulip Avenue at about 8:14 p.m. Cahill was found dead on the floor covered in blood and with multiple lacerations on his face and arms, the Portage police report. A county coroner pronounced Cahill dead at the scene and determined his cause...
  • Planned Parenthood wishes Helms Amendment an “unhappy birthday”

    12/27/2014 1:00:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 24, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    When Planned Parenthood can’t bully its way to what it wants, it can still wish ill upon things that don’t go its way – like the Helms Amendment. In a tweet last week, the group used The Smiths and their song, “Unhappy Birthday,” as a mouthpiece to convey its sentiments toward the Helms Amendment: Since 1973, the Helms Amendment has ensured that abortion stays out of US foreign aid appropriations. The amendment was the first major pro-life victory after Roe v. Wade, setting the tone for pro-life legislative efforts going forward. It ensures that the hard-earned dollars of U.S. taxpayers...
  • Happy Birthday Scotty Moore!

    12/27/2014 12:51:45 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    scotty moore ^ | december 27, 2014
    Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III (born December 27, 1931) is an American guitarist and recording engineer. He is best known for his backing of Elvis Presley in the first part of his career, between 1954 and the beginning of Elvis's Hollywood years. He was ranked 44th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2011. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Scotty Moore was born near Gadsden, Tennessee. He learned to play the guitar from family and friends at eight years of age. Although underage when he enlisted, Moore served in the United States Navy between 1948 and 1952. Moore's early background...
  • Deer comes out of woods and licks our hands at Glacier National Park

    12/27/2014 12:23:11 PM PST · by navysealdad · 75 replies
    We were in Glacier National Park on our way up to Logan Pass and decided to pull over and take some pictures. Up comes a doe from down below. It sees us and for some reason comes over and licks our arms.
  • "Clapping the Blues" - now a full-length song [still by me; still slightly NSFW; still a vanity]

    12/27/2014 12:06:51 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 12/27/14 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    A couple of moths ago, I published a one-verse joke song called "Clappin' the Blues". At the request of someone who shall remain anonymous, I have since expanded it into a full length (and hopefully still humorous) song.The usual nonsense:1. When writing and publishing music I use the pseudonym "Hopalong Ginsberg." "Slings and Arrows" was already taken. So was "Bert Bacharach."2. FAIR WARNING: When I sing the blues, I try to sound like B. B. King. What comes out is closer to Larry King.3. A free MP3 of the song may be downloaded by clicking here or here. Don't click...
  • Vanity: Best path to becoming a country doctor?

    12/27/2014 11:25:55 AM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 38 replies
    I've got a cousin who is a senior in high school and ultimately wants to practice medicine in a small town. He's heard that there are programs available to help him pay off any student debt if he choose an area with few doctors. Plus, he's a small-town boy and thinks he'd like to live somewhere like the place he grew up. He'd been thinking obviously of family medicine, but it looks like there are residencies in rural medicine and even some special tracks in some medical schools in rural medicine. He thinks a family residency with a rural track...
  • Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods

    12/27/2014 11:10:06 AM PST · by max americana · 29 replies
    us weekly ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | madeline boardman
    Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods Celebrity News Dec. 26, 2014 AT 5:30PM By Madeline Boardman Merry Christmas, indeed! Angelina Jolie unwrapped a $15 million present on Thursday, Dec. 25, when her new movie Unbroken won the Christmas Day box office. The drama, which is Jolie's sophomore directorial effort, debuted in 3,131 theaters. An adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's non-fiction book of the same name, Unbroken brought in $15.59 million to take the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office.
  • 12-Year-Old Riding New Scooter Dies After Being Struck By Car

    12/27/2014 11:02:39 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 26, 2014
    12-Year-Old Riding New Scooter Dies After Being Struck By Car December 26, 2014 A 12-year-old boy was killed Friday while riding an electric scooter he got a day earlier for Christmas. Roman Martinez pulled out of his driveway directly into the path of an oncoming car, KTLA-TV reported. "He got everything he wanted," his younger sister Rylie Martinez told the station. "It was his happiest Christmas." The crash occurred just before noon just north of Upland, a small city east of Los Angeles. The boy's father said his son was wearing a helmet. He was airlifted to a hospital where...
  • Controversial Taco Bell Commercial Two Men Getting Married - Gay Marriage

    12/27/2014 10:10:59 AM PST · by Baynative · 107 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/26/14 | Dan Heder
    I'll let the commercial speak for itself.
  • Battle for the Bluegrass: No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Louisville resume rivalry

    12/27/2014 10:10:22 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    AP via WCPO (Cincinnati) ^ | 12/27/2014 | GARY B. GRAVES
    Top-ranked Kentucky has been so dominant that discussion has shifted toward whether the Wildcats are now capable of going unbeaten. Kentucky's players acknowledge the lofty talk even as they try to tune it out, especially since they still have to clear fourth-ranked Louisville (11-0) in Saturday's annual battle for Bluegrass State bragging rights.
  • Archaeologists Discover 13,800-Year-Old Underwater Site at Haida Gwaii

    12/27/2014 9:47:30 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Indian Country ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Alex Jacobs
    An archaeological discovery from this past September could put the earliest inhabitation in Canada at around 13,800 years ago, reported CBC News. Right now it's all on sonar images captured by an underwater robotic vehicle. Archaeologist Quentin Mackie from the University of Victoria (UVIC) and his team returned from a research trip to the Haida Gwaii archipelago in August, where they used an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to scan the sea floor in search of evidence of ancient human inhabitation. His team has been looking for proof of the earliest human presence in North America for decades, and what they...
  • Viking Gainsborough: Former capital promotes Sweyn Forkbeard links

    12/27/2014 9:35:55 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 26 replies
    http://www.bbc.com ^ | 25 December 2014 | unknown
    A town that was briefly capital of England is looking to make more of its links with a Viking king who ruled for just 40 days. Sweyn Forkbeard, the nation's shortest reigning monarch, began his rule on Christmas Day, 1001 years ago in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Officials want to twin the town with Sweyn's birthplace of Roskilde, Denmark and stage a festival. They also hope to mark his death with a re-enactment of a Viking burial.
  • On Peyton Manning, NFL referee Bill Vinovich, the Broncos, and facemask penalties

    12/27/2014 9:12:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    MileHighReport ^ | Dec 26 2014 | Kyle Montgomery
    Peyton Manning is 0-6 with this guy as referee. ... The Denver Broncos, with Peyton Manning, are 0-4 when Bill Vinovich is referee. In fact, Peyton Manning is 0-6 in his career with Vinovich, since Vinovich was promoted to referee in 2004. ... Before we begin, a disclaimer. I know the Broncos didn't play well enough to win against the Bengals. I know the refs didn't throw four interceptions Monday night (although you could argue they threw one). I know Peyton Manning wasn't clutch, and I know the defense struggled, and I know all of these things contributed far more...
  • 50 years ago today, Cleveland Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts 27-0 for their last NFL title.

    12/27/2014 8:16:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    50 years ago today, Cleveland Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts 27-0 for their last NFL title.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (12/27)

    12/27/2014 8:11:07 AM PST · by Excellence · 10 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | December 27,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Long range forecast for January.
  • Moscow Motorcyclist's Crazy High-Speed Commute

    A 25-mile commute through Russian traffic and a powerful two-wheeled samurai sword, and you get a video showing the "quick" way to work. Sometimes this two-wheeler even becomes a one-wheeler as rare empty stretches of road disappear when the nose goes skyward.
  • URGENT: FBI Map Shows 22 Terrorist Training Camps in the U.S [VIDEO]

    12/27/2014 7:40:18 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 72 replies
    This is a horrifying development. There are at least 22 active terror cells INSIDE the United States. This is according to an actual FBI map, not just some lunatic fringe, conspiracy theorist. Jamaat ul-Fuqra, which runs the camps, is an Islamic fundamentalist organization related to Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organizations. To make matters worse, the “FBI states that their hands are tied in monitoring their activities despite a training video that is years old, possible murders, and proof of illegal activities.” These are not brand-new camps either. Homeland Security has known about them for years.
  • Sioux Falls couple says their children are victims of "medical kidnapping"

    12/27/2014 7:38:55 AM PST · by Altariel · 72 replies
    KSFY (Sioux Falls) ^ | December 22, 2014 | Bridget Bennett
    A Sioux Falls couple is preparing for a Christmas without their three children---who are now in the state's custody. Parents Molly and Mike say their children were taken from their home after taking their 2 month old son to the E-R for an unknown injury. They say similar stories can be found all over the U.S. "He wouldn't eat when he was crying we would see the cut on his tongue, so I called his doctor and he said we should take him to the ER. So we went to the ER," mother Molly Bowling said. The couple says they...
  • The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

    12/27/2014 7:00:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 27, 2014 | Bourree Lam
    When I was a kid, the paradox of choice didn't occur to me. I wasn't yet overwhelmed by the "tyranny" of too many options, nor stressed with decision making if more options were presented to me. That might be why I fell in love with buffets. Not only were they reserved for special family occasions (like the holidays or a birthday)—I could eat chicken nuggets beside slices of cantaloupe, or mac and cheese beside jello salad. Buffets are now big businesses, particularly in Las Vegas. The buffets in Vegas are no longer the dollar bargains they once were in the...
  • Guess what happened after wimpy white liberal sucked up to race hustler Azealia Banks?

    12/27/2014 6:44:15 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 55 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 12/27/14 | twitchy
    Guess what happened after wimpy white liberal sucked up to race hustler Azealia Banks? As Executive Director of the Tracing Center, James DeWolf Perry has devoted a major portion of his life to educating Americans about the horrors of slavery. He was “nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as the principal historical consultant for our PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.” He is, in other words, the perfect white liberal. You might think this would win him some points with hard-core leftist Azealia Banks, a singer/songwriter. Not exactly. Read her harangues below,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Winter Shower

    12/27/2014 5:56:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | December 27, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Known in the north as a winter meteor shower, the 2014 Geminids rain down on this rugged, frozen landscape. The scene was recorded from the summit of Mt. Changbai along China's northeastern border with North Korea as a composite of digital frames capturing bright meteors near the shower's peak. Orion is near picture center above the volcanic cater lake. The shower's radiant in the constellation Gemini is to the upper left, at the apparent orgin of all the meteor streaks. Paying the price for such a dreamlike view of the celestial spectacle, photographer Jia Hao reports severe wind gusts...
  • It's neither unemployment nor underemployment. It's ethnic cleansing. (Vanity/Opinion)

    12/27/2014 2:42:05 AM PST · by Enterprise · 41 replies
    Free Repblic ^ | 12/27/14 | Enterprise
    During Stalin's reign, he used a particularly horrific manner of social engineering. It was ethnic cleansing.
  • National Cookie Day 12/4, RollerCoaster Day is 8/16 Any other overlooked holidays?

    12/27/2014 12:46:02 AM PST · by lee martell · 7 replies
    Dec. 27th 2014 | Lee Martell
    We have just finished observing Christmas, the day set aside to celebrate the blessed birth of Jesus Christ, aka the Son of God to most Christian people. My family and I are realistic, we don't worry that much about giving gifts to each other, other than a long phone call, email or greeting card. This is easier when there are not a lot of little children in the family. I like that we as a nation still give a lot of attention to the 4th of July. If there are any pluses to having been subjected to Barack Obama for...
  • Baby's Day Out! Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Take Three-Month-Old Charlotte [$10M Apartment]

    12/26/2014 11:56:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 26, 2014 | KIERAN CORCORAN
    Baby's Day Out! Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Take Three-Month-Old Charlotte out for a walk with doting dad Marc Clintons were seen walking on Fifth Avenue with the baby this Friday Chelsea pushed stroller as she walked next to former President Bill Hillary Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky were also present for the walk By KIERAN CORCORAN 26 December 2014 Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton walked down Fifth Avenue in a pack on Friday, alongside Chelsea's husband Marc Mezvinsky. Chelsea pushed the stroller with baby Charlotte, now three months old, while Bill walked alongside the two, with a protective hand on...
  • Egypt Bans 'Zionist' Film Exodus And Cites 'Historical Inaccuracies'

    12/26/2014 9:42:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 26, 2014
    Egypt Bans 'Zionist' Film Exodus And Cites 'Historical Inaccuracies' A day after Morocco bans film, Egypt says it’s rife with mistakes, including an apparent claim that ‘Moses and the Jews built the pyramids’ Exodus: Gods and Kings review – holy Moses, wholly acceptable for the devout 26 December 2014 Egypt has banned the Hollywood biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, citing historical inaccuracies, the culture minister said on Friday. The decision comes a day after a similar move by Morocco. The film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale, relates how Moses helped Israelite slaves flee persecution in Egypt...
  • What do you think the extensive green landscape is in this picture of Mars'? (Vanity)

    12/26/2014 9:31:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    If you have it installed on your computer, fire up Google Earth and click on the icon along the top edge of your screen that looks like Saturn. A menu will drop down. Click on Mars. After Google Mars loads, enter these coordinates into the search bar: -84.2952811,-56.5576401 . Here's what you'll see: At first, I thought someone had photoshopped it. But you can see that isn't true. So what do you think it is? I don't know if the picture is presented in true color, but if it is it sure looks like moss to me!... Moss that can...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby accused of raping ex-girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr.

    12/26/2014 9:19:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 272 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, December 22, 2014, 2:30 AM | Nancy Dillon
    Bill Cosby was a rat who stalked prey in his own pack, a former girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr. says. Katherine McKee alleges Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room in the early 1970s when she was on tour with Davis. She joins more than 20 other women who have accused the comedian known as “America’s Dad” of sexual assault.
  • Mr Wood's Alternative Christmas Message (Physicist says Santa doesn't exist! YouTube vid: 6min)

    12/26/2014 8:46:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/23/14
    What a grouch!
  • Queensland police monitoring IS extremists now living here

    12/26/2014 8:46:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Courier Mail ^ | 10/27/2014 | NEIL DOORLEY
    FIGHTERS from the bloody conflicts in Syria and Iraq are living in Queensland but Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said they were being “closely monitored’’ as part of the state’s terror watch. The “skill sets” and “potential” for “those within the community to commit terror” was a great source of concern, Mr Stewart said. “We are on the highest state of alert for terrorism in this country that we have ever been since World War II and that means we have all got to be very aware – we don’t have to be afraid – that there is a potential for...
  • National OB/GYN organization releases blatantly pro-abortion committee opinion

    12/26/2014 8:21:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 26, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Last month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a Committee Opinion entitled “Increasing Access to Abortion.” In the opinion, ACOG unequivocally condemns pro-life legislation, contending that pro-life laws are bad for women (emphasis added): Legislative restrictions fundamentally interfere with the patient-provider relationship and decrease access to abortion for all women… The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls for advocacy to oppose and overturn restrictions, improve access, and mainstream abortion as an integral component of women’s health care. However, as an “integral component of women’s health care,” we have seen abortion do nothing to improve women’s health....
  • They hate us because they ain't us (Now where did I hear that before)

    12/26/2014 8:07:27 PM PST · by eastforker · 10 replies
    me and the interview | 12/26/2014 | eastforker
    I gotta say that is what comes to mind when I read about all the looting, riots,protest of the liberal left.
  • Azealia Banks goes on Twitter rant, calling for $100 trillion in reparations

    12/26/2014 7:28:46 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 86 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12/26/14 | BY MOLLY FRIEDMAN
    Azealia Banks goes on Twitter rant, calling for $100 trillion in reparations The hip hop star says African Americans are owed 'major bucks' by JP Morgan, Chase and American families. She incites violence against descendants of the DeWolf family: 'They should all have their houses burned and their finances seized.' Azealia Banks says major corporations made bank off slave labor. And now she wants them to pay it back. The hip hop star published a series of accusatory tweets on Friday, arguing that major corporations owe African Americans “major bucks” - up to $100 trillion - after profiting from slavery...
  • Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film (rarely seen 1980 documentary)

    12/26/2014 7:21:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
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    Hollywood (also known as, Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film) is a 1980 documentary series produced by Thames Television which explored the establishment and development of the Hollywood studios and its impact on 1920s culture. The series consists of thirteen fifty-minute episodes, with each episode dealing with a specific aspect of Hollywood history. The actor James Mason, an enthusiast of the period, supplied the narration; a lilting score was contributed by Carl Davis. Technical quality was an important aspect of the production. Silent films had often been screened on television from poor-quality copies running at an inaccurate speed,...
  • NASA looks at some severe holiday weather from space

    12/26/2014 7:16:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Severe weather in the form of tornadoes is not something people expect on Christmas week but a storm system on Dec. 23 brought tornadoes to Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana. As the storm moved, NASA’s RapidScat captured data on winds while NOAA’s GOES satellite tracked the movement of the system. NASA’s RapidScat instrument flies aboard the International Space Station and captured a look at some of the high winds from the storms that brought severe weather to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Dec. 23. In addition, an animation of images from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite showed the movement of those storms and...
  • Michael Brown memorial hit by car, then rebuilt

    12/26/2014 7:13:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2014 7:43 PM EST
    A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters, after it was apparently hit by a car. Social media reports about damage to the memorial started early Friday. Supporters were out before dawn rebuilding the memorial. …
  • Unborn children of Peace Corps members in jeopardy thanks to new abortion funding

    12/26/2014 6:49:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    live action news ^ | December 24, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby have long rallied for U.S. Peace Corps members to have abortion coverage footed by federal tax funding. According to The Hill, efforts by Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) have granted their wish through the Appropriations bill: Though it was best known for preventing a government shutdown, the Appropriations bill also contained provisions that will ensure for the first time that Peace Corps volunteers have access to abortion in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the woman. Planned Parenthood has also lavished Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) with kudos for his...
  • Researchers take 'first baby step' toward anti-aging drug

    12/26/2014 6:37:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    MedicalXpress | HealthDay ^ | 12/24/14 | Dennis Thompson
    Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to their immune systems when given a drug that targets a genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune function, researchers with the drug maker Novartis report. The experimental medication, a version of the drug rapamycin, improved the seniors' immune response to a flu vaccine by 20 percent, researchers said in the current issue of Science Translational Medicine. The study is a "watershed" moment for research...
  • THEY SAID WHAT?! Classic Insults From Classic Actors

    12/26/2014 6:33:04 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 62 replies
    TCM ^ | 08/08/2011 | Kimberly Lindbergs
    <p>1. John Wayne on Clark Gable: “Gable’s an idiot. You know why he’s an actor? It’s the only thing he’s smart enough to do.”</p> <p>2. Tallulah Bankhead on Bette Davis: “Don’t think I don’t know who’s been spreading gossip about me. After all the nice things I’ve said about that hag. When I get hold of her, I’ll tear out every hair of her mustache!”</p>
  • Huffington Post Ignores Pro-Life View In “News” Reports on Abortion

    12/26/2014 6:25:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIfe News ^ | 12/26/14 | Melissa Mullins |
    Here’s a question: how can you tell when you are reading “news” from the Huffington Post? Answer: When both views on a highly controversial topic are NOT given…meaning, only the liberal view. Case in point: An article Samantha Lachman at the Huffington Post wrote on Monday about the Federal appeals court declaring a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show a woman the ultrasound and describing the images in detail before going through an abortion as unconstitutional. The Huffington Post decided to quote only abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood and The Center for Reproductive Rights. From the Huffington Post:...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 26, 2014

    12/26/2014 6:24:00 PM PST · by greeneyes · 28 replies
    freerepublic | Dec. 26, 2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Woman charged after throwing bacon, sausage in Framingham police station

    12/26/2014 6:13:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    WCVB ^ | December 26, 2014
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. —An Ashland woman accused of walking onto the Framingham Police Department and throwing sausage and bacon says God told her to go "feed the pigs." Lindsay McNamara represented herself in court Friday after being arrested earlier in the day. "Somebody's out to get me," she said in court. "I don't know who it is, but somebody is out to get me." McNamara, 24, is now charged with disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property after the incident Friday morning.
  • Judge says abortion makes incest acceptable

    12/26/2014 5:55:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 26, 2014 | Nancy Flanders
    It stands to reason that if abortion is viewed as morally and legally correct, other immoral acts will become socially acceptable as well. Now, according to a judge in Australia, incest is one of those acts. During the trial of a brother charged with raping his younger sister, Judge Garry Neilson said that incest may no longer be morally unacceptable because the only reason it is criminal is due to the potential for abnormalities in any conceived children. Neilson said that thanks to contraception and abortion, there is no longer that risk. The man on trial had raped his sister...
  • Revolutionary New Space-Diving Suit Will Rival Anything You’ve Ever Seen In The Movies

    12/26/2014 5:44:39 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 46 replies
    Universe Today ^ | May 22, 2013 | Nancy Atkinson
    Space diving is the next big step beyond sky diving, and it is envisioned as a concept that would allow spaceflight participants a means of escape from a possibly disastrous on-orbit emergency, or perhaps just a new recreational activity for those no longer satisfied with merely jumping out of aircraft. The RL MARK VI would allow high-altitude jumps from near-space, suborbital space, and eventually low Earth orbit itself. [See VIDEO]