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  • "God Bless America" (lyrics by Irving Berlin)

    11/27/2014 7:18:59 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 8 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1918, rev. 1938 | VANITY
    God Bless America by Irving Berlin While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above; From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home, sweet home; God bless America, My home, sweet home.
  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/27/2014 7:17:39 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 41 replies
    Well, The Season has Begun; and I am 'In The Spirit'! What are your favorite Christmas songs/carols and renditions? Here are some of mine: Oh Come Emmanuel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHKo4NmmvRI What Child Is This? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ndtAPNUhI4 O Holy NIght: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7uiqRCW6I8 Ave Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwp1CH5R-w4 Venid Pastores (taught to me by my Jr. High Spanish teacher): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew11VTnWvFs The Holly and the Ivy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3he6J0Bykz4 And finally, for fun, Baby It's Cold Outside! (there are versions of this that I like better, but this is so cute, I couldn't resist): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbuBubZ1yE Seasons Greetings to All! =JT
  • Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech?

    11/27/2014 6:29:41 PM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | EMILY BAZELON
    Exhibit 12 in the government’s case against Anthony Elonis is a screenshot of a Facebook post he wrote in October 2010, five months after his wife, Tara, left him. His name appears in the site’s familiar blue, followed by words that made Tara fear for her life: ‘'If I only knew then what I know now . . . I would have smothered your ass with a pillow. Dumped your body in the back seat. Dropped you off in Toad Creek and made it look like a rape and murder.'’Exhibit 13, also pulled from Facebook, is a thread that started...
  • (Ben) Franklin Turnpike? Not so fast; It's Named for his Illegitimate son, William

    11/27/2014 6:11:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | November 27, 2014 | Jeffrey Page
    Who was Lee of Fort Lee, Votee of Votee Park and Merritt of Camp Merritt? The Name-Dropper gives you the lowdown on some of the people whose names you see on public statues, memorial plaques, park signs, highways and even some local streets around North Jersey. Have suggestions? Email them to features@northjersey.com and put Name-Dropper in the subject field.Everybody knows that Franklin Turnpike was named for the grand old man of the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, right?You remember Ben, the heavyset guy who flew that kite in the electrical storm, who invented bifocals and the concept of the lending library....
  • Frank Yablans, Former Paramount President, Dies at 79

    11/27/2014 5:47:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Variety ^ | November 27, 2014 | Pat Saperstein
    Frank Yablans, the president of Paramount Pictures during the fertile early ’70s era that produced films including “The Godfather” and “Chinatown,” died of natural causes Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his son, ICM Partners agent Eddy Yablans. He was 79. Renowned for a hearty sense of humor and temperamental outbursts, Yablans was later COO of MGM/United Artists and co-wrote the screenplay for “Mommie Dearest,” which he also produced.
  • What is this? FreeRepublic is blocked on Amtrak WIFI as an offensive site!

    11/27/2014 4:56:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 53 replies
    Swordmaker | November 27, 2014 | Swordmaker
    Yesterday, my girlfriend and I borded an Amtrak passenger train in Stockton to travel to visit her friends in Visalia for Thanksgiving. Amtrak offers its passengers free WIFI as part of their amenities on the trip. As part of the log on, it specifies that Amtrak block access to "offensive" web sites, but otherwise allows free access to the Internet. I agreed to their conditions and found myself connected. Four attempts to connect to FreeRepublic resulted in being notified that my browser could not connect to the server! Thinking FR might be down, I turned off my WIFI, and reverted...
  • Hunters register lowest deer kill opening in recent history (WI)

    11/27/2014 4:49:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Hunters registered 90,281 white-tailed deer over the opening weekend of the 2014 Wisconsin gun deer hunting season, an 18% drop from 2013, according to a preliminary harvest report issued Monday by the Department of Natural Resources. The two-day kill is the lowest in recent history; historical data from the DNR was available only back to 2002. State wildlife officials attributed the reduced kill to several factors, including a lower deer population in northern Wisconsin, a lower number of antlerless permits statewide and opening weekend weather that included fog and rain. The report showed hunters registered 48,926 bucks (down 9% from...
  • ‘Ferguson Protester Accidentally Burns Down Own House’ Just Satire; No Tyler Jackson Case

    11/27/2014 4:43:59 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | Staff Writer
    A protester in Ferguson, Missouri accidentally burned down his own house last night after mistaking the building for a convenience store. According to a report in the Ferguson Post-Gazette, 32-year-old Tyler Jackson threw a Molotov cocktail into a window not realizing he was setting ablaze his own residence. The home, which was empty at the time, subsequently burned to the ground. “It was dark. I got all turned around. I thought it was a 7-11 or something,” he told the newspaper. Witnesses describe Jackson shouting expletives after he realized what he had done. He then tried to put out the...
  • Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip in Wisconsin

    11/27/2014 4:37:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-26-14
    Wisconsin's deer season was just a couple hours old when D.J. Jorgenson says his 11-year-old son, Kameron, wounded the buck in the Town of Oneida. Jorgenson tells WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1uGWtCm ) they tracked it to a neighbor's property. Neighbor Randy Heyrman shot twice from his stand to finish off the buck. With the deer dead and the hunters deadlocked over who could keep it, they flipped a coin. Kameron called tails. It came up heads. Heryman claimed the buck. All Kameron got was a photo.
  • Bankrupt Movie Star Burt Reynolds is Selling off his Personal Collection of Film Memorabilia - ....

    11/27/2014 4:21:39 PM PST · by Cecily · 90 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 27, 2014 | Paul Thompson
    Burt Reynolds is selling off hundreds of personal items from his Hollywood career because he's facing financial ruin. More than 600 items, including a Golden Globe award he won for the film 'Boogie Nights', will be put up for auction next month. A red jacket he wore in the hit film 'Smokey and the Bandit' is also up for offer.
  • 'Please refrain from taking up space': Rules for white people at Michael Brown vigil in Toronto

    11/27/2014 2:24:30 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11/27/2014
    White people were encouraged not to take up space or talk to the media at vigil for Michael Brown in Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday Facebook post sparked war of words, accusations of 'pro-segregation' Comes after shooting of black teenager highlighted severe racial divides between white police force and African American civilians in Ferguson Grand jury verdict not to indict Officer Wilson provoked global protests A set of rules for white people at a vigil for Michael Brown in Canada has sparked controversy with critics accusing organizers of promoting segregation. 'Non black allies' were told to 'refrain from taking up space...
  • Ebola cases near 16,000, Sierra Leone to overtake Liberia soon with most cases: WHO

    11/27/2014 1:04:30 PM PST · by wtd · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/27/2014 2 hours ago | Stephanie Nebehay
    Ebola cases near 16,000, Sierra Leone to overtake Liberia soon with most cases: WHO"GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Almost all cases and all but 15 deaths have been in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia - the three hardest-hit countries, which reported 600 new cases in the past week, the WHO said in its latest update. "The total number of cases reported in Sierra Leone since the outbreak began will soon...
  • Six types of pie on Obamas' dinner menu

    11/27/2014 12:59:25 PM PST · by what's up · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/14 | Kyle Balluck
    Six types of pie are also listed on the menu, including banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry.
  • Fawning over Detroit [Vanity]

    11/27/2014 12:42:16 PM PST · by re_nortex · 41 replies
    11/27/14 | Self
    The early NFL Thanksgiving game (Lions and Bears) has turned into a liberal lovefest for Detroit's faux renaissance. Phil Simms and Jim Nantz are breathless with their admiration of the so-called "rebirth" of that DemonRAT city. Carefully-staged photos of downtown are then spoken in reverant terms by the announcers. I'm sure See-BS is forcing this narrative. Please Phil and Jim, just shut up about the failed city and focus on the game! Until and unless free-market Conservatism is allowed to flourish in Detroit, it remains a third world cesspool.
  • Man arrested after pointing banana at police

    11/27/2014 12:24:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 58 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Nov. 27, 2014 | Crimesider Staff/CBS News/AP/
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- A man is facing a felony menacing charge, because two Colorado sheriff's deputies say they thought a banana he pointed at them was a gun.
  • Evangelicals with gay children challenging church (AP vs. Christianity)

    11/27/2014 12:19:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27, 2014 2:00 PM EST | Rachel Zoll
    Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered “reparative therapy,” met regularly with his pastor and immersed himself in Bible study and his church youth group. After six years, nothing changed. A despondent Ryan cut off from his parents and his faith, started taking drugs and in 2009, died of an overdose. “Now we realize we were so wrongly taught,” said Rob Robertson, a firefighter for more than 30 years who...
  • Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage

    11/27/2014 11:44:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27, 2014 12:03 PM EST
    Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country on Feb. 7, the president said Thursday. President Andrej Kiska’s move comes after the Alliance for Family conservative group gathered about 400,000 signatures supporting the vote. Slovaks will be asked whether they agree that a marriage can be called only a union between a man and a woman, same-sex partners can’t adopt children, and that children wouldn’t have to attend school classes on sex education if their parents don't agree with them. …
  • Moses: He Was a 'Freedom Fighter' for Hebrews, 'Terrorist' to Egyptian Empire

    11/27/2014 11:43:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/25/14
    “What would happen to Moses if he arrived today?” Bale pondered. “Drones would be sent out after him, right?”
  • Ebola Vaccine Is Safe and Effective, According to First Study

    11/27/2014 11:41:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    TIME ^ | 11/27/2014 | Alice Park
    Trials of a vaccine against Ebola show that it is safe and able to trigger an immune response against the virus In the first results from tests on an experimental Ebola vaccine, researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) report for the first time Wednesday that the shot is safe and that it leads to an immune response among healthy volunteers. The vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and GlaxoSmithKline, was tested in 20 participants in the US at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda. “This tells us that this is kind of a...
  • How Do Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving On The Space Station?

    11/27/2014 11:28:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on November 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Howell
    NASA, which is responsible for supplying the three astronauts using the American segment of the space station, generally allocates four pounds of food per crew member per day (including packaging), according to Vickie Kloeris, food system manager for the station. Astronauts can also bring a little bit of bonus food with them for special treats. The food isn’t sent up as meal plans, but as different kinds (meats, vegetables, and the like) that the astronauts can assemble at will. “We don’t have a set-aside meal for Thanksgiving. but they do have all these products available to choose from,” Kloeris said...
  • NYPD Arrests Ferguson Protesters Trying to Disrupt the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/27/2014 11:21:03 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Slate ^ | 11-27-2014 | Daniel Politi
    Police in New York arrested a number of protesters on Thursday who were apparently part of a movement to disrupt the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in order to demonstrate against the failure to indict Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown. At least seven people were detained, according to the New York Post, which had warned in its front page today about a “plot against Snoopy.” The seven people who were arrested were apparently part of a group of people who overturned a trash can and tried to “run toward the floats,” according to WPIX-TV. “But an hour later,...
  • "Great Surprise"—Native Americans Have West Eurasian Origins

    11/27/2014 11:09:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    nationalgeograph ^ | November 20, 2013 | By Brian Handwerk
    Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian people linked to the Middle East and Europe, rather than entirely from East Asians as previously thought, according to a newly sequenced genome. Based on the arm bone of a 24,000-year-old Siberian youth, the research could uncover new origins for America's indigenous peoples, as well as stir up fresh debate on Native American identities, experts say. The study authors believe the new study could also help resolve some long-standing puzzles on the peopling of the New World, which include genetic oddities and archaeological inconsistencies
  • UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

    11/27/2014 11:07:48 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 34 replies
    bostonglobe ^ | November 26, 2014 | Matt Rocheleau and Eric Bosco
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst severed its ties Wednesday to alumnus Bill Cosby, joining a growing number of colleges to distance themselves from the entertainer amid accusations he sexually assaulted more than a dozen women. Cosby, who received a master’s and a doctorate in education from the college, was an honorary co-chairman of the school’s ongoing $300 million fund-raising campaign. He and his wife, Camille, donated several hundred thousand dollars to the school, and the comedian was frequently cited in the past as one of the university’s most notable alumni.
  • 'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs Stuck in the 1980s, Experts Grumble

    11/27/2014 10:48:23 AM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 26, 2014 | Linda Qiu and Dan Vergano
    Who doesn't love a dinosaur flick? Well, paleontologists have a few fossil bones to pick with Jurassic World, the latest in a line of dinosaur movies that once bragged about its scientific credibility. The trailer for the new movie, a reboot of the popular 1990s Jurassic Park franchise, was released Tuesday and has already been viewed more than 14 million times on YouTube. Like the original movie, Jurassic World takes place in an island safari park, where tourists visit living dinosaurs cloned from ancient DNA—until one hybrid monster goes rogue. Despite global fervor among fans, dinosaur scientists are not thrilled...
  • PD James, crime novelist, dies aged 94

    11/27/2014 10:11:02 AM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 27, 2014
    Crime novelist PD James, who penned more than 20 books, has died aged 94. Her agent said she died "peacefully at her home in Oxford" on Thursday morning. The author's books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of books around the world, with various adaptations for television and film. Her best known novels include The Children of Men, The Murder Room and Pride and Prejudice spin-off Death Comes to Pemberley.
  • John Cleese says you can't make jokes about Muslims - because 'they'll kill you'

    11/27/2014 9:37:10 AM PST · by dennisw · 46 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 27 November 2014 | By Annabel Grossman
    John Cleese has argued that political correctness is 'condescending' as it only allows jokes to be made about certain groups while implying others need to be protected. Speaking to Bill Maher on HBO, the legendary comedian said he used to make race jokes about nationalities such as the French and Australians - but if he mentioned Mexicans it was deemed unacceptable. Make jokes about Swedes and Germans and French and English and Canadians and Americans, why can't we make jokes about Mexicans? Is it because they are so feeble that they can't look after themselves? The British comedian then goes...
  • PRAYER REQUEST for GRANDSON

    11/27/2014 9:28:49 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 84 replies
    Family Call ^ | 11/27/2014 | MB1
    Just got a call that our Grandson collapsed to the floor while getting ready to go to Thanksgiving Dinner. Father thought he was playing and realized that was not the case. Got him awake and asked what happened and Grandson answered "I don't know" and then went out again. Transported to Hospital by EMS and are waiting further update/info. Prayers would be greatly appreciated for Him and the Family. His name is Josh. I have one Grandmother here that is freaking out due to lack of info. We are 10 hours away.
  • The New Axis of Evil Waging Unconventional Warfare

    11/27/2014 8:59:54 AM PST · by harpu · 14 replies
    www.rightsidenews.com ^ | 11/26/14 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    For years, we have been warned about solidifying a new Axis of Evil between Russia, China and Iran. It is now fully formed and growing in strength. Already Russia and China’s militaries have grown arguably more powerful than ours if you consider their nuclear arsenals and Obama’s rigorous gutting of our military stockpiles and forces. The purge continues daily. All the while a military/security pact has flourished among the Axis of Evil players via the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Unlike the US, our enemies realize that the Cold War never ended… it shifted and put on a new face. We must...
  • Are we on the brink of creating artificial life? .....

    11/27/2014 8:59:53 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/27/14 | By JONATHAN O'CALLAGHAN
    Are we on the brink of creating artificial life? Scientists digitise the brain of a WORM and place it inside a robot The OpenWorm global project is making a 'digital' worm Their project is recreating the neurons and cells in C. elegans It is the simplest organism we know of but has similarities to humans By making a digital worm the team hope to create artificial life They have implanted the digital 'mind' of the worm into a Lego machine In a video it acts and behaves just like the worm would in the real world Next year the team...
  • 2014 MST3K Turkey Day Marathon

    11/27/2014 8:29:56 AM PST · by Signalman · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/27/2014 | self
    For all of you fans of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Youtube will present an MST3K marathon beginning at 12PM EST (9AM PST) Whadda ya think, sirs? click the link.
  • John Adams on Thanksgiving: Ask God to Make Our Schools ‘Nurseries of Sound Science, Morals

    11/27/2014 7:55:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 26, 2014 | CNSNews.com Staff
    On March 6, 1799, President John Adams issued a proclamation “Recommending a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer”--for “thanksgiving to the Author of All Good.” Among the things Adams wished Americans would ask God on this day was to make American schools teach not only sound science but also sound morals and religion. Americans, Adams said, should ask God to “smile on our colleges, academies, schools, and seminaries of learning, and make them nurseries of sound science, morals, and religion.”
  • What this pro-abortion group discovered and how it can help the pro-life movement

    11/27/2014 7:41:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Nov 26, 2014 | Nancy Flanders
    Sea Change, a pro-abortion program with a focus on reducing the stigma surrounding abortion has released the results of a recent survey on the public sharing of abortion stories. The aim of the study and report, called Saying Abortion Aloud, was to find out how post-abortive women feel about sharing their abortion stories publicly, and what pro-abortion organizations can do to help these women share their stories in order to make society even more supportive of abortion. While the pro-life movement knows that abortion is a moral wrong and is working to make it a legal wrong, this survey from...
  • What's in Your Oven

    11/27/2014 7:04:30 AM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 13 replies
    11/27/2014 | VRWC
    A turkey walks into a bar with a pig under his arm...
  • William Safire on the Book of Job in Today's Politics

    THE OPEN MIND Host: Richard D. Heffner Guest: William Safire Title: “William Safire on the Book of Job in Today’s Politics” VTR: 10/9/92 I’m Richard Heffner, your host on THE OPEN MIND, where only very rarely – indeed too rarely, as far as those of our viewers who want me to draw blood are concerned – only occasionally do I play at what Ross Perot has called “Gotcha journalism”. But when I do, or at least try to, it’s usually in the guise of – oh so innocently of course – asking a guest about this or her most fervently...
  • Police: Machete-Wielding Duo Arrested For Robbing Gas Station

    11/27/2014 6:24:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | November 26, 2014 | MaryAnn Martinez
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – A machete-wielding man and his partner have been arrested for a smash and grab on a change machine inside a Hollywood gas station, according to Hollywood Police. Police arrested Jeremy Daye Gordon Toylor, 24, and Kevon Michael-Dean Mowatt, 21, on Wednesday in connection to the crime.
  • Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving Leftovers

    11/27/2014 6:17:25 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 44 replies
    PetMD ^ | Unk | PetMD
    With the holidays approaching, your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. When polled, 56 percent of petMD readers admitted to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets. While this can be a wonderful way to add lean protein and fresh veggies to your pet’s diet, there are also hidden dangers in holiday fare. This year, before preparing a heaping plateful for your pet, consult a vet and consider these 10 tips to keep Thanksgiving a safe, healthful holiday for your dog or cat... More at: Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving...
  • Pharrell Williams accuses US teen shot dead of 'bully-ish' behavior

    11/27/2014 5:54:17 AM PST · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27th November 2014 | Ashley Collman
    'Pharrell Williams, one of the biggest black figures in the music industry, has spoken out about the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, saying he is 'troubled' a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer responsible. But the 'Happy' singer also sparked heated debate by calling Brown's behavior leading up to his August 9 death 'bully-ish'. Before he was shot dead, Brown was caught on surveillance camera stealing a handful of cigarillos from a convenience store in Ferguson, Missouri, and intimidating the shop owner. While Pharrell says that was no excuse for Officer Darren Wilson to use lethal...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014, Thanksgiving Day – pabulum

    11/27/2014 5:41:29 AM PST · by secret garden · 24 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 27 November 2014 | Thursday's sub
    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". pabulum \ PAB-yuh-luhm\ noun 1. material for intellectual nourishment. 2. something that nourishes an animal or vegetable organism; food; nutriment.3. something (as writing or speech) that is insipid, simplistic, or bland Example sentences:He had two papers to provide for; papers diverse in character, papers published a hundred and fifty miles apart, papers to which expectant thousands looked for their weekly supply of mental pabulum.-- James Parton, The Life of Horace Greeley, 1868 The...
  • Vegans and Vegetarians Celebrate Tofurky's 20th Thanksgiving: Senator Cory Booker Talks Tofu

    11/27/2014 5:34:23 AM PST · by sergeantdave · 20 replies
    As Thanksgiving Day approaches, vegans and vegetarians have just one request. Please don’t call it Turkey Day. Instead, hungry eaters on plant-based diets are advocating the consumption of fake bird options, such as Tofurky.
  • Today's Toons 11/27/14

    11/27/2014 4:24:51 AM PST · by pookie18 · 17 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 11/27/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Stone age axe found with wood handle

    11/27/2014 4:00:56 AM PST · by Natufian · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/25/2014 | N/A
    Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle. The 5,500-year-old Neolithic axe was found during archaeological surveys ahead of a multi-billion euro tunnel project. The axe seems to have been jammed into what was once the seabed, perhaps as part of a ritual offering. The lack of oxygen in the clay ground helped preserve the wooden handle.
  • The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler (Mustafa Kemal Atatürk)

    11/27/2014 1:50:39 AM PST · by dennisw · 8 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | 11.24.14 | William O’Connor
    Stefan Ihrig's exhaustively researched new book, Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination, charts the outsized role that Atatürk and the New Turkey played in the minds of Germany’s Weimar-era far right—an influence that extended through the Nazi years. Turkish Revolution was the most hotly-debated foreign issue in the early 1920’s. Not only did the Nazis model themselves after the Turkish National Movement, but Nazi leaders from Hitler and Goebbels were personally entranced by everything Atatürk did. In the aftermath of World War I, Germans—conservatives became consumed with the idea they had been unfairly treated at the Paris Peace Conference (‘raped’ is...
  • Divorce spells love spells marriage spells binding spells ZOT spells

    11/27/2014 1:49:12 AM PST · by lobowa · 29 replies
    love spells | 27.11.2014
    <p>SPELLS AND CHARMScall 1-900-GET-AZOT. As a matter of principle I only use my lost love spells if the person you want to get back together with is your soul mate or true love. Sometimes its a case of, you broke apart because he/she was not your soul mate. If your ex-lover is your soul mate, I will then use my lost love spell to bring them back to you, I will make them love you and stick to you. My lost love spells are 100% guaranteed, just like any profession, I am an expert at what I do, I have decades of experience as a love spell caster. So you can be rest assured that you are in good hands.</p>
  • The Worricker Trilogies

    11/27/2014 12:49:08 AM PST · by mylife · 9 replies
    PBS ^ | 11/27/14 | David Hare
    Anyone watched this? Rush Limbaugh is watching it and I watched it before him. Call it liberal call it BS, this is a fine bit of writing that tackles serious problems. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/series/worricker-s1/
  • Phil Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25

    11/26/2014 10:39:29 PM PST · by moose07 · 32 replies
    BBC sport ^ | 27 November 2014 | BBC
    Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes has died, two days after being hit on the head by a ball. Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness and died in hospital in Sydney. Hughes, 25, was carried off on a stretcher at the Sydney Cricket Ground after a short-pitched delivery struck his head, missing his helmet. He had CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before being taken to hospital and placed in an induced coma. In a statement, Brukner said: "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness...
  • Police Respond to Ferguson Rioters (what Police have to put up with WARNING - LANGUAGE)

    11/26/2014 10:37:00 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/24/2014 | Youtube
    Video Link Here
  • 20 years ago today: Plano East vs. John Tyler HS Football [video link]

    11/26/2014 10:01:32 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-26-14 | youtube
    Same link here
  • Why I Support Free Republic

    11/26/2014 9:22:17 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    BTLD | 11/26/14 | BTLD
    Since 7/1/2004, I have been following and supporting FR. I was pointed to this place by an acquaintance who told me that this is where real conservatives and patriots hang out. He couldn't have been more dead on. Jim and John have provided us this place to report the truth, share opinions and in many cases, just blow off steam. And, we've all done it. What I've come to appreciate over the past 10+years is the community that is Free Republic. We give each other advice from baked beans to Sig Sauers. We fix computers. We see wonderful pictures from...
  • Abortionist Curtis Boyd says of abortion climate: “My God what has happened?”

    11/26/2014 8:35:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Nov 26, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Abortionist Curtis Boyd, who has been committing abortions since before they were legalized in 1973, was featured Friday by UK-based publication The Guardian in a piece on American abortionists. The tone of the piece is one of shock and dismay that America has grown more pro-life, rather than more accepting of the tenets of Roe v. Wade, since 1973. To drive this point home, the piece includes this startling infographic from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute displaying the radical pro-life shift in opinion as evidenced by legislative restrictions on abortion. For The Guardian and for abortionists like Boyd America’s lack of...
  • US Special Forces funds drug that can put soldiers injured on the battlefield into hibernation

    11/26/2014 8:33:25 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11-26-14 | Mark Prigg
    US Special Forces working with James Cook University in Australia. Drug aims to raise the heart and blood pressure into a 'survival window' low enough to reduce blood loss, but high enough to prevent brain injury. Human trials expected to begin within a year.