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  • Baker Has a Message for the Gov’t Official Who Just Fined Him $135,000 for Declining......

    07/03/2015 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    BLAZE.COM ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE: Baker Has a Message for the Gov’t Official Who Just Fined Him $135,000 for Declining a Gay Wedding Cake: ‘He’s Doing This With the Wrong Christian Just hours after Oregon officials announced that Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, would be fined $135,000 for their refusal to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, Aaron Klein had a message for government officials: He has no plans of backing down. “He wants to silence anyone who opposes his point of view,” Klein told TheBlaze, speaking specifically about Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, who has spearheaded the...
  • Complete 6-part Revolutionary War series free on YouTube

    07/03/2015 3:15:41 PM PDT · by ETL · 2 replies
    YouTube (individual link to each episode provided)
    LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and ideas of the revolution to life through military reenactments and dramatic recreations performed by a distinguished cast. _________________________ EPISODE 1: "The Reluctant Revolutionaries" 1763-1774In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen...
  • Gunman killed by ex-CNN anchor Lynn Russell’s husband was Tennessee parolee

    07/03/2015 3:14:51 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 03 JULY 2015 | MEG WAGNER
    The robber shot dead by a former CNN reporter inside a New Mexico motel was a Tennessee convict violating his parole, cops said. Tomorio Walton was shot and killed in a shootout Tuesday with Chuck de Caro, a former CNN investigative journalist married to the network’s ex-anchor Lynne Russell, Albuquerque police said.
  • Man who allegedly punted cat 'like a football' found dead

    07/03/2015 3:14:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    A South Pittsburg man found dead in North Alabama was previously charged with animal cruelty after allegedly punting a cat "like a football." Dejion "D.J." Roberson, 21, was found dead in an isolated area of County Road 208 in Bridgeport. The sheriff's office determined the death was a homicide. Roberson was arrested on Christmas Eve 2013 in McMinn County. Several witnesses saw him carrying a cat by the neck and kicking it like a soccer ball, according to an incident report.
  • Malia Obama Will Work on Set of “Girls” With Planned Parenthood Spokeswoman Lena Dunham

    07/03/2015 2:52:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama has been a noted abortion activists while in the White House and he was once so pro-abortion that he wouldn’t vote for a bill to protect babies who survive abortions. Now, his daughter Malia is working as an intern on the set of the controversial HBO series “Girls” with Planned Parenthood abortion business celebrity spokeswoman Lena Dunham. Entertainment web site TMZ has the details and a picture: Add Malia Obama’s name to the cast and crew of “Girls” — but before POTUS has a heart attack … she’s not starring in the racy show … just interning...
  • 270 Reasons Women Choose Not To Have Children (BARF)

    07/03/2015 2:31:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Huffpo ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rebecca Adams, Hilary Fung, Alissa Scheller and Shane Shifflett
    Far too often, women who choose to be childfree are asked to defend their “immature,” “selfish” lifestyles. They’re told that motherhood is the “most important job in the world” and face accusations of living “meaningless” lives. The number of childfree women is at a record high: 48 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 44 don’t have kids, according to 2014 Census numbers. The Huffington Post and YouGov asked 124 women why they choose to be childfree. Their motivations ranged from preferring their current lifestyles (64 percent) to prioritizing their careers (9 percent) — a.k.a. fairly universal things...
  • Why I’ll Celebrate The Fourth Of July Differently This Year

    07/03/2015 2:26:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    federalist.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Luma Simms
    “In America, the streets are paved with gold. You can buy any fruit you want any time of the year without standing in line. You can be anything you want to be.” These were things my parents told me to lull me back into submission whenever I had reservations about coming to America. Even after we came, if I complained about living here, the response was: “Would you rather be back in Iraq where your dad would be forced to go to war, possibly get killed? Would you rather not have school options?” The land of justice. The land where...
  • The Declaration of Independence Reminds us to Put Tyrants on Notice

    07/03/2015 1:52:37 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 11 replies
    Action Institute Power Blog ^ | July 3, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    Perhaps the most enduring legacy of the Declaration of Independence is that it sought to overturn the long abuses and powers of tyrants. It revealed the truth of self-government and that power is inherent in the people. In the second introduction of the document, Jefferson declared: …That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and...
  • Seahorse-inspired robots to assist in surgeries

    07/03/2015 1:46:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    zeenews.india.com ^ | Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 00:25
    [The tail] provides a strong, energy-efficient grasping mechanism to cling to things such as seaweed or coral reefs, waiting for food to float by that it can suck into its mouth. At the same time, the square structure of its tail provides adequate flexibility, can bend and twist, and naturally returns to its former shape better than animals with cylindrical tails. Researchers theorised that the square structure of its tail, so rare in nature, must serve a purpose. "We found that this square architecture provides adequate dexterity and a tough resistance to predators, but also that it tends to snap...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 27 2015

    07/03/2015 1:39:09 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 24 replies
    free republic | 7/3/2015 | 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. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • SUVs, Muscle Cars Help Auto Industry Maintain Momentum

    07/03/2015 12:52:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in; gas-sipping not so much. SUVs of all sizes continued to fly off dealer lots. Sales of the larger Ford Explorer rose 30 percent; Nissan's Rogue small SUV posted a 54 percent jump; and sales of the Jeep Cherokee gained 39 percent.
  • Massachusetts Police Seek Help ID’ing 4-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in Trash Bag

    07/03/2015 12:42:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Massachusetts authorities are seeking help in identifying a little girl whose body was found on Deer Island in Boston Harbor last week. The child was found in a garbage bag on the western shore of the 185-acre peninsula on June 25. Her body showed no obvious signs of trauma, and investigators said her body had only been there for a short time ... A Massachusetts State Police Facebook post urged the public to “be alert for any children who seem to have gone missing from their communities” over the holiday weekend.
  • Same-sex couple in Mississippi goes to court to seek divorce

    07/03/2015 12:26:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 3, 2015 2:45 PM EDT | Jack Elliott Jr.
    Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce. Hood sided Thursday with a similar request filed by the attorney for Lauren Czekala-Chatham, who argued a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26 requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize same-sex marriages validly performed in other states. That was key to Chatham’s arguments as she seeks a divorce from Dana Ann Melancon. They were married in California in 2008. “That’s awesome,” Czekala-Chatham told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “I can get...
  • Nikon’s P900 takes the term ‘Super Zoom’ to a new level

    07/03/2015 12:16:54 PM PDT · by texas booster · 22 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 27 June 2015 | Jim Rossman
    The P900 is a bridge camera. I wasn’t familiar with the term until this week, but it makes perfect sense — it’s a bridge between the pocket camera & a full-blown DSLR. The P900 is an all-in-one; it does not have interchangeable lenses. But the lens it has is a doozey. The P900 is in a subcategory of cameras called super zooms.. The Nikkor ED VR (vibration reduction) lens is sharp at the lower end of the range and not too shabby at the high end. The autofocus speed is very fast. I found the shutter lag (the time between...
  • Donald Trump touts reportedly rising poll numbers, while ... (edit, Trump reportedly now leading!)

    07/03/2015 12:15:06 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 48 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, July 3, 2015, 2:23 PM | BY Celeste Katz
    Republican firebrand Donald Trump is crowing about his success in presidential polls — but condemnation of his comments about Mexican immigrants is growing. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-touts-rising-poll-numbers-faces-growing-backlash-article-1.2280676 Wow. This reportedly has trump now LEADING with 13.6% to 13.3% for Bush. Don't know whether I believe it or not, being Huffington, but this is the first I had heard of this. #1 in the polls?
  • The Great Wall Of China Is Falling Apart. The Reason? Wind, Rain, And People Stealing Its Bricks!

    07/03/2015 12:01:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Indiatimes ^ | June 30, 2015 | AFP
    Construction first begun in the third century BC, but nearly 6,300 kilometres were built in the Ming Dynasty of 1368-1644, including the much-visited sectors north of the capital Beijing. Of that, 1,962 kilometres has withered away over the centuries, the Beijing Times reported. Some of the construction weathered away, while plants growing in the walls have accelerated the decay, said the report Sunday, citing a survey last year by the Great Wall of China Society. "Even though some of the walls are built of bricks and stones, they cannot withstand the perennial exposure to wind and rain," the paper quoted...
  • Pittsburgh Regatta will go on without boats, water events

    07/03/2015 11:56:09 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | July 3 | Tom Fontaine
    Organizers of this weekend's EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta said Friday they canceled all scheduled boat races because of hazardous river conditions
  • Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    07/03/2015 11:41:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    AFP ^ | July 3, 2015
    Nairobi (AFP) - President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month. "With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack on his visit, I will prepare all the traditional food available," she said, speaking her Luo language through a translator on a visit to Nairobi. She tempted him with the offer of dishes including fish, chicken and maize porridge.
  • Baby Baboon’s Frightening Encounter with Lions Ends with a Heroic Twist (pics at source)

    07/03/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    This is one of the most remarkable wildlife interactions that I have come across in my time. The photographs are amazing, but it’s the touching behaviour of the animals involved that makes this story so unique. Photographer Evan Schiller and Lisa Holzwarth were on a game drive in the northern Botswana’s Selinda Camp when they came across a big troop of baboons charging through the bush. “30-40 baboons were heading in our general direction making a lot of noise,” Lisa recalls. The baboons were obviously frightened by something and they all scampered up trees, shouting, alarming, and making a big...
  • NFL Lineman and Math Genius vs. Average 23-Year-Old

    07/03/2015 10:58:55 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    youtube | 7-1-15 | John Urschel
    John Urschel plays football for the Baltimore Ravens. He's also a published mathematician. How does he stack up against the average millennial?
  • Reddit Revolt Flares Again as ‘AMA’ Moderator Sacked the Day After a Disastrous Jesse Jackson Q&A

    07/03/2015 10:41:16 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 12 replies
    Breibart | 2 Jul 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    The hugely popular link-sharing site is in a state of virtual lockdown after the volunteers who run some of the site’s biggest communities (known as “subreddits”) went on the digital equivalent of a general strike. This followed the sacking of Victoria Taylor, a popular site admin, after a Reddit Q&A with the Rev. Jesse Jackson went badly for the activist preacher. High-traffic subreddits dedicated to movies, gaming, videos, history, science and art have been voluntarily locked by their moderators as an act of protest against the decision, which they saw as a symptom of an increasingly overbearing management that takes...
  • We Need A New Flag

    07/03/2015 10:38:16 AM PDT · by Pajamajan · 33 replies
    Since our flag is considered offensive and represents oppression and unfairness to some in our country- I propose we remove it and put up a new flag to represent our nation. Here are design ideas for our new flag.
  • America The Beautiful

    07/03/2015 9:57:23 AM PDT · by Taxman · 12 replies
    July 3, 2015 | Vanity
    America the Beautiful! https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=EmP9LvHgcaA
  • Arrogant Cat Perfectly Blocks Girl’s Perfect Yoga Pose (Video at Link)

    07/03/2015 9:30:59 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    The cat even seemed to make an arrogant face like it knew what it was doing. Cats are funny creatures. Sometimes, it seems like we humans love them more than they love us back. Snoky Hootan was performing a difficult yoga handstand pose in front of her camera and was about to pull it off perfectly when her cat decided to sit right in front of the camera, completely blocking her from view.
  • Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 (Vanity)

    07/03/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    vanity | 7-3-15 | self
    Vanity: Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 What has happened to our society when a tiny minority of outspoken folks can mess with our language and redefine words at will? Furthermore, what will happen to the word of law? 1) First, there was the definition of "is”. Remember that? Depends upon what the meaning of is is. A convoluted excuse, if I ever heard one. 2) Even before that, there was the word “gay”, which (over a generation) morphed from a happy word with pleasant, cheerful connotations to one that means homosexual, with all the negatives associated. Gay used to...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    07/03/2015 9:11:52 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 52 replies
    Happy 4th of July FReepers Did You Know? Independence Day is marked by fireworks, barbecues and parades. Previously called "rockets," the term "fireworks" was not established until 1777. Later fireworks that made a noise were invented and called "fire crackers" and by 1880 sparklers had been created. How Many States Can You Name? Father William, the old priest, made it a practice to visit the parish school one day a week. He walked into the 4th grade class, where the children were studying the states, and asked them how many states they could name. They came up with about...
  • An Alternative Approach to Nuclear Fusion: Think Smaller

    07/03/2015 8:59:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    motherboard.vice.com ^ | July 2, 2015 // 11:45 AM EST | Emiko Jozuka
    But one group of UK researchers says that the key is to think smaller, and to mash together spherical reactors (a squashed-up version of regular-shaped reactors) and high temperature superconductors to accelerate the development of fusion energy. Their early prototype devices have a 1.2m diameter, and next up, they’re are aiming to build machines that are 3m high with a 2.5m diameter. ... “Instead of making bigger reactors, you go to a higher [magnetic] field that enables you to contain the plasma in an effective way.” ... “The idea is that the tokamak is like a magnetic bottle. On the...
  • Steven Crowder takes on anti-America Newsroom rant, explains why America is GREATEST country

    07/03/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3 Jul 15 | Steven Crowder
    Steven Crowder takes on a viral video from the Newsroom being passed around by leftists everywhere, a video that shows Jeff Daniels going on a rant about why America is NOT the greatest country in the world. Crowder does a fantastic job rebutting much of this nonsense.
  • REELZ - Miss USA pagent promotions running bigtime, as of today

    07/03/2015 8:27:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    REELZ television ^ | July 3 2015 | (self)
    I am just saying. REELZ is promoting the Miss America pagent, bigtime. Your loss, NBC
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Venus and Jupiter are Far

    07/03/2015 7:40:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    NASA ^ | July 03, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: On June 30 Venus and Jupiter were actually far apart, but both appeared close in western skies at dusk. Near the culmination of this year's gorgeous conjunction, the two bright evening planets are captured in the same telescopic field of view in this sharp digital stack of images taken after sunset from Poznań in west-central Poland. In fact, banded gas giant Jupiter was about 910 million kilometers from Poland. That's over 11 times farther than crescent Venus, only 78 million kilometers distant at the time. But since the diameter of giant planet Jupiter is over 11 times larger than...
  • Revamped Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop

    07/03/2015 7:31:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    wsj ^ | July 1, 2015 | Loretta Chao
    Bubble Wrap, the packaging material popular with shippers and toddlers alike, is losing its pop. Sealed Air Corp. , the original seller of Bubble Wrap since 1960, is rolling out a revamped version of its signature product. Dubbed iBubble Wrap, the new packaging is sold in flat plastic sheets that the shipper fills with air using a custom-made pump. The inflated bubbles look much like traditional Bubble Wrap, with one key difference: They don’t burst when pressure is applied. Charlotte N.C.-based Sealed Air is betting iBubble Wrap will appeal to space-conscious online retailers who are driving swift growth in the...
  • Anti-2nd Amendment gun smuggler, Democrat Leland Yee, headed to prison

    07/03/2015 7:18:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Robert Laurie
    We’re glad this criminal is off the streets, but we’ll also be honest. We were hoping this one would go to trial because an anti-2nd Amendment Democrat who also happens to be an international gun-runner is just too much fun to pass up. Have fun in the slammer, Mr. Yee.
  • I'm glad to be an American. But I won't really celebrate the Fourth of July.

    07/03/2015 7:06:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | July 3, 2015 | Bonnie Kristian
    This weekend we celebrate the Fourth of July, high holiday of American civic religion and universal occasion for cookouts, stars-and-stripes bikinis, and raucous displays of unbridled patriotism. More than 200 years ago, however, there was no such unanimity on the subject of the American Revolution. Though our popular history tends to avoid such off-message details, about 15 percent of white American colonists during the Revolutionary War were loyalists, and perhaps more surprisingly, close to half were effectively neutral.
  • 25 years of breathtaking Hubble Telescope images

    07/03/2015 7:03:15 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 11 replies
    Since it was launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has sent us breathtaking images back from the deepest corners of space. Named after the trailblazing astronomer Edwin P. Hubble, the HST, a large, space-based observatory, has revolutionized astronomy by providing unprecedented deep and clear views of the Universe. Hubble has provided spectacular images, not just of our own solar system, but extremely remote fledgling galaxies forming not long after the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago.
  • Chick-fil-A's secret to becoming America's favorite restaurant chain

    07/03/2015 6:54:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/03/2015 | HAYLEY FITZPATRICK
    Chick-fil-A is America's favorite restaurant. American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2015 Restaurant Survey named Chick-fil-A the most-loved restaurant in America. The company scored an 86 out of a possible 100 points in customer satisfaction, beating Chipotle and Panera Bread. Chick-fil-A's secret? Having the perfect blend of great food and excellent customer service. Fast casual companies like Chick-fil-A are successful because they, "typically offer better ingredients, freshness, and more developed décor," according to the report. Chick-fil-A not only beat all other chains in customer satisfaction, but it also took ACSI's top rating in dining experience as well. The criteria evaluated for this...
  • Cops hate this gun-shaped iPhone case

    07/03/2015 6:34:36 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 44 replies
    "Most kids carry their cell phone in their back pocket, and if someone reaches for it, in my mind they're reaching for a gun," said Al Della Fave, a retired New Jersey state trooper and firearms instructor. Dellla Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey, shared a Facebook (FB, Tech30) photo of the iPhone case that he found on a closed social media site for cops. A model poses with her phone tucked into her back pocket, and the protruding case looks like the handle of a semiautomatic compact pistol.
  • A Video Featuring Snoop Dogg Has Caused Uproar Among a Religious Group in India

    07/03/2015 6:28:17 AM PDT · by odds · 4 replies
    TIME ^ | 5.008 AM ET | Time Staff
    Members of the Parsi Zoroastrian community in Calcutta have filed a petition in a local high court against the music video for the song “King” by Amitis featuring Snoop Dogg, calling it blasphemous and disrespectful toward their faith, the Times of India reports. Zoroastrianism is a millennia-old faith with roots in ancient Persia and a flourishing community in India; its scripture emphasizes the sanctity of nature and the duality of existence. Amitis is an Iranian-born singer who now lives in Atlanta; “King” appears to be her entrance into the realm of Western pop. Snoop Dogg is Snoop Dogg — in...
  • 70-year-old Aussie pro-lifer suffers fractured jaw after assault outside abortion facility

    07/03/2015 6:26:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifesitenews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Andrew Smith, Australian correspondent
    ALBURY, Australia, July 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A retired farmer and Vietnam war veteran has been felled by an unidentified young man outside the Fertility Control Clinic in Albury, New South Wales. The victim, Greg, who is in his seventies was taken by ambulance to Albury Base Hospital where scans revealed a fractured jaw. He also suffered an injury to his back. In video obtained by LifeSiteNews, the younger man is seen approaching the member of the Helpers of God's Precious Infants and assaults him. Greg raises his own arm as a natural act of self-defence and steps back. While...
  • Stairway to heaven: Artist creates stunning 1,650ft ladder in the sky with FIREWORKS

    07/03/2015 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Daily ^ | 06/17/15 | Edward Chow
    A Chinese artist has found a unique way to express his love to his grandmother: a gigantic staircase in the air. These stunning photographs show the 1,650ft ladder, which was made with fireworks, stretch right up into the sky in Quanzhou, south-eastern China, on Monday. This is the work of Cai Guoqiang, an artist who is originally from the city and now based in New York, reported the People's Daily Online.
  • ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hits Mostly Muslim Targets

    07/03/2015 6:04:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    National Geographic ^ | July 02, 2015 | Kristin Romey
    ISIS has reportedly placed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) around the ancient ruins of Palmyra, in Syria, after recently capturing the adjacent city of Tadmore. The jihadi group has released images of the destruction of two shrines near the site... Michael Danti, co-director of the Syrian Heritage Initiative at the American Schools of Oriental Research, which is monitoring cultural damage in Syria and Iraq, reports that the pattern of IED placement appears to be optimized for "filmed destruction." Multiple independent sources confirmed to Danti that following the IED placement, ISIS members traveled around Tadmor using megaphones to announce their action to...
  • Free Checked Bags Come to an End on JetBlue

    07/03/2015 6:03:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Airways News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Roberto Leiro
    No More Free Checked Bags on JetBlue. As of June 30, the airline introduced new fare options when booking tickets online, which include charges to checked bags, unless passengers pay for its premium fares. Passengers purchasing Blue fare—JetBlue’s base fare—will now be charged $20 for the first checked bag when purchased during web check-in or at a kiosk, or $25 at the check-in counter, and a $35 fee for a second checked bag.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, June 3, 2015 - Louche

    07/03/2015 5:17:54 AM PDT · by tioga · 32 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | tioga
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. LoucheAdjective Of questionable morality or repute. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread...
  • Donald Trump continues to surge in early presidential race polls

    07/03/2015 4:09:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 46 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 2, 2015 9:40 AM MST
    Two polls released yesterday form CNN/ORC and Quinnipiac University show that Donald Ttrump is currently one of the leading candidates to win the Republican Party presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll, released yesterday, shows Trump trailing only former Gov. Jeb Bush nationally. The Quinnipiac University poll, also released yesterday, shows Trump trailing only Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) in the key state of Iowa. The following is a breakdown of both polls, and some analysis on what each means. For further polling updates up to and through the 2016 presidential election follow me on Twitter or Facebook. Full article: http://www.examiner.com/article/donald-trump-continues-to-poll-early-presidential-race
  • Space station request!!!

    07/03/2015 2:03:49 AM PDT · by djf · 23 replies
    Well, this might seem like a vanity, and probably is. But I have a special request for the space station. We need you to film fireworks from space!
  • Today's Toons 7/3/15

    07/03/2015 1:17:48 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 8 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 7/3/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Good-natured jokester has last laugh with self-written obituary

    07/03/2015 12:54:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    KFOR ^ | K. QUERRY | JULY 2, 2015
    Doug Legler had a simplistic nature and always wanted to make people laugh. Even though he spent most of his life working as a driver for Nash Finch, he didn’t want his career choice listed in an obituary. In fact, Legler had a simple request from his family when he died. He said he didn’t want a detailed narrative of his life. When he passed recently, his family felt obligated to follow his wishes. Legler’s obituary was even shorter than his name. It simply read, “Doug Died.” “He said over and over, ‘When I die, I want my obituary to...
  • India's adoption industry faces reform

    07/03/2015 12:36:07 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-3-2015 | afp
    New Delhi (AFP) - At a now-shuttered adoption agency on the fringes of India's capital, kidnapped toddlers and newborns were being sold for about $8,000 each, no questions asked. After stumping up cash, prospective parents would inspect the bewildered children at the "Fastrack International" agency and take them home the same day, according to police who raided the premises last month. "If you wanted a child, one would appear on your lap," joint commissioner of New Delhi police Dependra Pathak told AFP after the successful sting. A ledger seized during the raid detailed how 23 children had been sold in...
  • Beslan: Three DAys in September

    07/02/2015 11:59:07 PM PDT · by RginTN · 7 replies
    none | July 3, 2015 | none
    must see documentary
  • Grexit Vodka: Greece's Debt Inspires New Cocktail

    07/02/2015 10:37:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/30/15 | Polly Mosendz
    If you'd like to get drunk and be reminded of the Greek economic crisis all at once, Uwe Dahlhoff has just the product for you: Grexit vodka. The German entrepeneur trademarked the word "Grexit" last week and set about creating different drinks to go along with it. The vodka is lemon flavored, an ode to the saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
  • Political correctness 101: Praising America, virtues of hard work dubbed ‘micro-aggression’ on…

    07/02/2015 10:21:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 02, 2015 | Kyle Rothenberg
    Simply asking someone “Where are you from?” or calling America "the land of opportunity” is now considered offensive at some colleges and universities, where such “micro-aggressions” are detailed in training programs and seminars for new faculty and staff. Other examples of “offensive” statements include, “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” “Affirmative action is racist,” Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough,” When I look at you, I don’t see color,” and “I don’t believe in race.” A full list of these “offensive” statements can be seen here. The newly forbidden terms were...