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  • Southlake lawyer’s sister sent beheading video to El Gato, witness says

    04/30/2016 1:42:41 PM PDT · by fella · 1 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 29 April 2016 | Ryan Osborne
    FORT WORTH — El Gato, the cartel boss who ordered a hit on a Southlake cartel lawyer in 2013 later received a video of one of his relatives being beheaded, according to testimony in federal court Friday. Rodolfo Villareal Hernandez, a Beltran Leyva cartel “plaza boss” known as El Gato, received the video from the lawyer’s sister, said Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Campano, one of the men accused of stalking the lawyer before he was killed at Southlake Town Square. Ledezma-Campano, who pleaded guilty to interstate stalking earlier this year, testified for a total of about six hours in Fort Worth federal...
  • Michael Savage DESTROYS and Exposes Ted Cruz

    04/30/2016 1:25:56 PM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/10/16 | DR. Savage
    The Real Ted Cruz is a Bush-Man. Worked a long time for Bush and met Heidi while she worked for Condi Rice. He would have you think he is an outsider. Its all been crafted. He will never build the wall, deport illegals. Remember he wanted a 500% H1B visa increase. He was for amnesty before he saw Rubio go down the tubes and made a course correction.
  • My two cents on the protesters in Kalifornia and Hitlary - the general is shaping up

    04/30/2016 1:02:27 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 13 replies
    Me | 4/30/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Dear protesters, Please, please, PLEASE bring out more and bigger Messican flags at the next protest. PLEASE have more signs that say "Make America Mexico Again". You are helping us more than you realize. Dear Hitlary, Please, please, PLEASE run on an anti-gun platform, I'm begging you. In my opinion, Trump should run GE ads using the "protesters" as proof of his position. He should also run ads highlighting Hitlarys anti-gun stance. If he does that, GAME. OVER.
  • Reclaiming “Redneck” Urbanism: What Urban Planners Can Learn From Trailer Parks

    04/30/2016 11:56:20 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 54 replies
    Market Urbanism ^ | 21 April 2016 | Nolan Gray
    Given that “redneck” and “hillbilly” remain the last acceptable stereotypes among polite society, it isn’t surprising that the stereotypical urban home of poor, recently rural whites remains an object of scorn. The mere mention of a trailer park conjures images of criminals in wifebeaters, moldy mattresses thrown awry, and Confederate flags. As with most social phenomena, there is a much more interesting reality behind this crass cliché. Trailer parks remain one of the last forms of housing in US cities provided by the market explicitly for low-income residents. Better still, they offer a working example of traditional urban design elements...
  • The 8 Weirdest Lamborghinis of All Time

    04/30/2016 11:44:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Autos Cheat Sheet ^ | 30 Apr, 2016 | James Derek Sapienza
    Automotive history may be rife with tales of revenge and one-upmanship, but no one can top the story of Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of one of the most outrageous performance car companies in the world, who would’ve turned 100 this week. In 1948, he founded Lamborghini Tractori SpA, and by the mid-’50s, Lamborghini had risen from humble roots to become a wealthy industrialist, expanding into air conditioners and oil heaters — and building an impressive car collection for himself. By the end of the decade, he had fallen for Ferrari’s beautiful 250GT, buying several. But their lack of durability and comfort...
  • Phony Pols: Muslim Women are 0.4% of pop., somehow in NEARLY EVERY POLITICAL BACKDROP

    04/30/2016 11:35:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Hillary and Kasich particularly... | 4/30/16 | sff
    So FOX news just carried a few seconds of a stump speech by 40 time loser John Kasich. Imagine how UNSURPRISING to see sitting attentively listening was a woman dressed in Muslim headscarf. Seems like a HUGE NUMBER of political speeches these days have Muslim WOMEN in the background...you know, to make the viewer on TV see the politician is TOLERANT. So I did a little search and found this article: http://www.idigitaltimes.com/muslim-population-us-new-poll-shows-none-us-have-any-idea-392930 that says the Muslim population is 0.8% of the USA. Figuring a 50/50 split among that number leaves one figuring that 0.4% is female.... Yet somehow, some WAY,...
  • Millennials (parody song)

    04/30/2016 11:14:40 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 2 replies
    Watermark Community Church FB Page ^ | 4/28/16 | Micah Taylor
    This was a song done by Christian recording artist Micah Taylor as he introduced a talk about evangelizing Millennials, and it's called "Millennials". The song is done to the tune of The Beatle's "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Dah". He recorded all the voices. It's really funny...right until the end. Something to enjoy on a Saturday morning.
  • "St James Infirmary Blues" - Instrumental synth-bagpipe cover, by Yours Truly

    04/30/2016 11:05:20 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/30/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"; Traditional
    No, it's not a death metal version...this time. I record all my music under the stage name of Hopalong Ginsberg. These days that's probably a microagression. For a free MP3 download of "St James Infirmary Blues" click either here or here.
  • Elizabeth Smart joined Operation Underground Railroad on a mission [2015]

    04/30/2016 10:47:17 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 38 replies
    Utah Valley 360 ^ | March 11, 2015 | N/A
    She was back. Back where she was held captive. Back where she feared she would never see her family again. Back in Imperial County, California. But this time she had shifted from defense to offense. In 2002, Elizabeth Smart made headlines when she was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake. Smart, only 14 at the time, spent nine months held captive in the mountains near her family’s home and later in Imperial County, California, which is where she returned 12 years later for a special mission with Operation Underground Railroad. Operation Underground Railroad For 12 years as a U.S....
  • Latest HRC campaign email [vanity/inanity]

    04/30/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 10 replies
    email inbox ^ | 04/30/2016 | Robby Mook Campaign Manager Hillary for America
    I'm not sure how I got on HRC's mailing list. Here's today's. I guess they think my name is Ann and I have some sort of restroom-use conundrum.
  • Gun taxes, thought policing and the triumph of the ‘Force-Left’

    04/30/2016 9:51:46 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Americans for Limited Government ^ | 28 Apr, 2018 | Dustin Howard
    The totalitarian temptation is proving too much for the left across America. Daniel Flynn, in his book A Conservative History of the American Left, contrasted the “Freedom Left”, the benign old-fashioned liberals, versus the “Force Left”, the descendants of Marx that malignantly oppose fundamental rights in pursuit of their radical aims. The Force Left has successfully seized control of their movement, and their fundamental transformation is manifesting in current events daily as we watch their struggle for ever more power. The left as a whole has long been hostile to the Second Amendment, but has been divided of the regulatory...
  • WEIRD-O-RAMA Cruz photo/Obama photo (What no manspreading?)

    04/30/2016 9:50:58 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 22 replies
  • Israel: Trump Is A Global Security Threat

    04/30/2016 9:03:22 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 138 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | April 30, 2016 | Herb Brandon
    Israel: Trump Is A Global Security ThreatBy Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — April 29, 2016 … Security analysts in Israel have long believed that Donald Trump’s candidacy was not real. It was started and restarted in recent years. Perhaps an excellent marketing campaign to brand his real estate properties. But as Trump now allocates more of his own money (actually not his, but being loaned to Trump with online donations) his demeanor as an aggressive, serious candidate is now transparent. His lack of seriousness in addressing both domestic and foreign issues is anything but serious. “Most alarming is...
  • Google Patents Device That You Inject Into Your Eyeball

    04/30/2016 8:35:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The device, Forbes reports, is designed to help the focusing of light onto the retina, resulting in the correction of poor vision. It will contain its own storage, radio and lens and will apparently be powered wirelessly from an energy harvesting antenna. Presumably, you won't need aerials sticking out of your eyeballs. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Mathematicians And 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'

    04/30/2016 8:09:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 47 replies
    Inside Science ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Ramin Skibba
    (Inside Science) – In 1914, an unknown Indian man boarded a ship and traveled across the world to Cambridge University in England, where he could finally follow his passion for mathematics. In the few short years between his arrival and untimely death, he filled notebooks with formulas and discovered theorems, some of which still influence the work of mathematicians and scientists today. The new biopic, "The Man Who Knew Infinity," which opens in U.S. theaters beginning Friday, April 29, chronicles the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan. A self-taught Indian mathematician from the city then called Madras (now Chennai), Ramanujan struggled to...
  • Ted Cruz’s Father Worked With Supplements Maker Sued by Investors

    04/30/2016 6:15:05 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 26 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 29, 2016 | MEGAN TWOHEY
    ... According to the lawsuit, Mr. Cruz was the company’s “Mexican director” and was “trying to get individuals in Mexico or who traveled to Mexico to agree to accept large shipments of Mannatech products, which the recipients were then supposed to resell to customers in Mexico.” At the time, Mannatech did not have permission to sell in Mexico. ...
  • Salts in the brain control our sleep-wake cycle

    04/30/2016 5:40:04 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 77 replies
    Eureka Alert ^ | 4/29/2016 | University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery may be of great importance to research on psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and convulsive fits from lack of sleep as well as post-anaesthetization confusion, according to Professor Maiken Nedergaard. Salts in our brain decide whether we are asleep or awake. For the first time, researchers have shown that the level of salts in our body and brain differ depending on whether we are...
  • Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums

    04/30/2016 5:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | David Warren
    A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium. Not to be outdone, school officials near Houston next year plan to unveil a $62 million stadium-development plan. And a district north of Dallas is considering spending more than $50 million on its own football arena.
  • "We don't need a white man telling us that he's gonna build a wall in our land...we want him out!"

    04/30/2016 4:59:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2016 | Staff
    "We don't need a white man telling us that he's gonna build a wall in our land...we want him out!"
  • Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

    04/30/2016 4:57:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | Dylan Lovan
    A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday.
  • Huntsville parents of 6 die within 48 hours of each other

    04/29/2016 8:47:09 PM PDT · by boycott · 9 replies
    AL.com ^ | 4-29-16 | Jonathan Grass
    A north Alabama family is trying to pick up the pieces after six children lost their parents to separate circumstances in the same weekend. Jennifer and Toby Norsworthy were known as a loving and generous couple who put their family above all else. That family is quite extensive, with many of them traveling to Huntsville to be with them during this time. "Toby and Jennifer were all about family," said his mother, Tami Norsworthy. Jennifer Norsworthy, 40, had a history of blood clots. The family said one formed in her sleep last Friday. She was rushed to Madison Hospital where...
  • Beowulf - A Translation by Seamus Heaney

    04/29/2016 8:46:09 PM PDT · by zeugma · 27 replies
    Zeugmaweb.net ^ | 4/29/16 | Self
    Something My Father-in-law reminded me of the other day.... One of my most precious memories of the time with my wife who passed in September 2016, was several years ago. We were taking a road trip. I believe that it was one to see my family in Alabama, with a side trip to Memphis to see Elvis' mansion and take in some blues. So, we're like gonna be on the road for hours and hours. We had plenty of music, via an mp3 player and an FM transmitter that it plugged into so we could listen through the car speakers....
  • Who is/were your top GOP candidates, in order? (VANITY)

    04/29/2016 8:27:40 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 72 replies
    Self ^ | April 29, 2016 | Self
    Who, with the benefit of hindsight, were your preferences for the GOP nomination, in order? And if you feel like adding it, whom did you #1 prefer in 2008 and 2012?
  • Freep a Poll!(Will Donald Trump reach 1,237 GOP delegates?)

    04/29/2016 8:02:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 33 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 4-28-16 | Washington Times
    QUESTION OF THE DAY Will Donald Trump reach 1,237 GOP delegates? Question of the Day YES NO NOT SURE
  • Dynel Lane gets 100 years for attacking woman, cutting baby from womb

    04/29/2016 7:43:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Dynel Lane gets 100-year prison sentence for attacking a pregnant Longmont woman, cutting baby from her womb. Boulder County prosecutors were seeking a 126-year prison sentence for the woman who faked her pregnancy, then attacked a pregnant Longmont woman, cutting the unborn baby from her womb.
  • Should Women Take Blame if Daughters Stray?

    04/29/2016 7:35:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Apr 30, 2016
    IN the past, traditions and customs were such that mothers used to be blamed if their daughters went astray and engaged in unethical practices. Viewed as the protectors of their daughters, mothers were expected to take care of and raise them to be good citizens. However, such views have changed today and mothers are no longer blamed for the mistakes of their daughters. Al-Riyadh daily reports on the way modern society views the mother-daughter relationship. Dr. Salih Al-Aqeel, a criminology and sociology expert, said it was unfair for society to blame mothers for the mistakes of their daughters. “In the...
  • The spirit, power of volunteers are among underlying strengths of America

    04/29/2016 7:23:50 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 2 replies
    The Paris Post-Intelligencer ^ | 5/29/2016 | Arthur Smith
    The festivities and activities of this week are a reminder of the spirit and power of volunteers — one of the underlying strengths of America. Whether it be the World’s Biggest Fish Fry, Helping Hands, ministries, youth organizations or any of the other numerous activities in which local folks band together and give of our resources to help causes in which we personally believe, or people in need of our personal assistance, it is the voluntary opening of our hearts, wallets and calendars that make a community more than just a common ZIP code. Volunteering is not, of course, unique...
  • (Bill Murray) Stripes Parade Prep Speech

    04/29/2016 7:14:27 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    YOUTUBE.COM ^ | 16 OCTOBER 2010 | ELSOLDAO
    "...We're not Spartans, we're Americans! With a capital 'A' huh! You know what that means? Do you? That means that our Forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the retched refuse. The underdog. We're mutts!"
  • Rattlesnake Island: The Facts, Fear and Reality

    04/29/2016 6:59:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    WWLP ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ryan Walsh
    It's a heated yet intriguing debate. Protecting an endangered snake versus the fear of placing potentially deadly vipers on the Quabbin Reservoir. The 22News I-Team went out to the island where these snakes would live beginning next year. We discovered it's not an island at all, you could walk to it. We'll also show you the babies up close and we'll let you decide if the fear of a rattlesnake colony is rational. Timber rattlesnakes can swim and they can be deadly. Now the state wants to put a colony of these venomous vipers on a Quabbin Reservoir island. "I...
  • Strange comet may reveal clues about Earth's birth

    04/29/2016 6:58:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    cbs ^ | 04/29/2016 | Charles Q. Choi Space.com
    Most known comets come from the Oort cloud -- a cold, giant shell surrounding the solar system like a giant, thick soap bubble. Scientists estimate that the Oort cloud is made of trillions of icy bodies that lie as far as 100,000 times Earth's distance from the sun. Astronomers focused on a comet named C/2014 S3 using the Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii. The comet, discovered in 2014, is a little more than twice as far away from the sun as Earth is. The 860-year-long orbit of the comet, known as S3 for short, suggested it came from the distant Oort...
  • Target’s Stock Down 5 Percent, Brand Damaged, by Public Rebuke to Pro-Transgender Bathroom Rules

    04/29/2016 6:54:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | by Neil Munro
    Target’s stock price and its favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms. The company’s stock was two cents shy of $84 on August 19, when it revealed it would not allow shoppers to use single-sex bathrooms or changing rooms. Instead, all rooms were opened up to anyone claiming to be of either sex. As of 4.00 p.m. Friday, the stock had dropped almost $4.50, down to $79.50. That’s a huge loss of 5 percent in stock value, costing shareholders roughly $2.5 billion in company...
  • David Brooks Admits He Lives in Wealthy Bubble

    04/29/2016 6:50:02 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    WARNING! David Brooks has admitted that he lives in a wealthy bubble and to rectify that he plans to break out of his New York Times cocoon and travel down the Heart of Darkness to mix with the hoi polloi. What caused Brooks to issue his bubble admission was the rise of Donald Trump whom he had previously discounted. So before getting down from his high horse to possibly mix with the peasants at your neighborhood sports bar Brooks, with a massive chip on his shoulder, declares his moral superiority:
  • Report: A Weasel Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider

    04/29/2016 6:44:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 04/29/2016 | Maddie Stone
    The Large Hadron Collider suffered a power outage last night, after a luckless weasel decided to chew on a 66-kilovolt power cable. It’s not the first time the LHC, a 17-mile superconductor that smashes atoms together at close to the speed of light, has run into trouble because of something small and cute. In 2009, the power went down after a bird dropped a baguette onto a critical electrical system. Although the incident was widely reported and confirmed at the time by sources at the LHC, CERN is apparently now telling folks it may be apocryphal. “This was a story...
  • Target Boycott Petition Breaks 1 Million Signatures

    04/29/2016 6:30:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 125 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    TUPELO, Miss. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A petition calling for a nationwide boycott of Target has broken 1 million signatures. Organized by pro-family non-profit the American Family Association (AFA), the petition comes in response to an announcement last week from the retail giant in which the company stated it would allow "transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity." "Inclusivity is a core belief at Target," the post reads. "It's something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected...
  • California won't celebrate 'John Wayne Day'; one lawmaker cites actor's 'disturbing views' on race

    04/29/2016 6:29:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jessica Roy
    It's a no-go for The Duke. A California lawmaker's bid to commemorate May 26, 2016, as "John Wayne Day" failed in the Assembly after lawmakers cited the actor's comments on race. In a 1971 interview with Playboy, Wayne called black people "irresponsible" and said Native Americans were "selfish" for not wanting to share their land with white colonists. "He had disturbing views toward race," said Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), according to the Associated Press.
  • Temptations Made a Collar That Finally Gives Your Cat a Human Voice, So It Can Talk to You

    04/29/2016 5:57:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Adweek ^ | April 28, 2016
    Since the dawn of time, humans have been confounded by cats, those mystifyingly aloof creatures whose inner thoughts are famously inscrutable. But no longer! Temptations Cat Treats has invented a cat collar that lets your feline speak in a human voice—so you can finally understand (though probably not) exactly what she is trying to tell you. The Temptations Catterbox, created by London ad agency adam&eveDDB, contains a microphone, speaker, Bluetooth technology and wifi. It captures the cat's meows and translates them into human speech—words that may or may not actually be what they're trying to say.
  • Author suggests childless women deserve 'meternity' leave

    04/29/2016 4:14:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 115 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 APRIL 2016 | SARA SCHLAGEL
    An author is receiving backlash after voicing that childless women also deserve a maternity leave. The concept is deemed a "meternity" leave, and Meghann Foye makes her statement in an article in the New York Post. Foye, 38, thought up the idea when she was a magazine editor and became "envious" of her co-workers who would leave to care for their children after their eight hour days. She said that she felt as if all of the childless workers had to then pick up the slack and work for ten or more hours a day.
  • Trumps support just went through the roof - Make America Mexico again - Proves his point (Vanity)

    04/29/2016 4:13:08 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 107 replies
    Me | 4/29/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    I wasn't able to post on the Trump threads today because of this work thing, you know, fedgov frowns on that stuff, but I was watching and reading. I really, really believe these protesters are proving Trumps point and he gained several thousand supporters today in Kalifornia and Indiana. These protesters are shooting themselves in the foot, but the action is just beginning. I say, at some point in the future, Cleveland perhaps, or sooner, someone is going to die. Then all hell will break loose. To make myself clear, I will crawl over broken glass to vote for Trump...
  • "Jane Doe" found in Ohio may be from West Virginia

    04/29/2016 3:32:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | wowk
    Police in Ohio along with The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are hoping the public can help solve a 35-year-old mystery. "Jane Doe" was found deceased in Miami County, Ohio in April of 1981. New testing was just completed on the pollen that was found on the clothing she was wearing and it indicates that she may have been from West Virginia. *****PICTURE ON LINK*******
  • Make America Mexico Again

    04/29/2016 3:25:40 PM PDT · by rxsid · 89 replies
    Drudge ^ | 04/29/2016 | Drudge
    On Drudge Right Now: Article: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-police-brace-for-demonstrations-20160429-story.html
  • 2016 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    04/29/2016 2:49:10 PM PDT · by Chode · 26 replies
    4/29/2016 | Chode
    Sochi Autodrom First Grand Prix 2014 Number of Laps 53 Circuit Length 5.848KM Race Distance 309.745KM Lap Record 1:40.071 by Sebastian Vettel (2015)
  • Mom Did CrossFit Until the Day Before She Delivered Her Baby

    04/29/2016 2:30:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 29, 2016
    Pregnancy can make you sick, slow you down or even leave you bedridden. But some women aren't letting a baby on the way get in the way of their daily CrossFit routine - lifting for two all the way up until the day they deliver. It's 9 a.m, and the day is just beginning for the crew at Vitruvius CrossFit in Provo, Utah. Six days a week, never missing a beat. Barbells, deadlifts, and squats. It's a high intensity workout, not for the weak. Chrisi Hammer has caught the CrossFit craze, and not much can stop her from missing a...
  • Kennewick Man set to receive Native American burial

    04/29/2016 2:21:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 48 replies
    washington Post ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | BEN GUARINO
    Army Corps of Engineers working with native American tribes to coordinate burial A local tribe, the Umatilla, had claimed the Kennewick Man as an ancestor; the Native American group wanted to lay the skeleton to rest according to custom.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD April 29, 2016

    04/29/2016 2:12:39 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 80 replies
    freerepublic | April 29, 2016 | 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...
  • Chula Vista’s Joe Kovacs: The World’s Most Explosive Athlete?

    04/29/2016 1:58:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Apr 28, 2016
    There’s no way to know for sure, but Joe Kovacs could be the world’s most explosive athlete. It’s a vague title with subjective criteria, and certainly not one he’d ever give himself, but all things considered, the Chula Vista shot putter has my vote. Kovacs stands 6 feet tall, far from short by the world’s standards. But in a field dominated by large competitors, he often finds himself looking up at the competition. This almost always changes, however, when the scores, standings and rankings come out. Kovacs, the reigning world champion in shot put, can consistantly throw the 16-pound metal...
  • Noah's Ark is Coming To San Diego

    04/29/2016 1:49:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Caroline Howe
    A Dutch-built ark plans to travel the world and stop along California's coast.Noah’s Ark will travel to San Diego, but not without making a few stops first. Beginning this summer, the massive boat will be shipped by barge 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Fortaleza, Brazil during the 2016 Olympic Games and later onto Rio de Janeiro for the Paralympic Summer Games, according to the Ark of Noah Foundation director, Herald Janssen. Shortly after the ark’s trip to Brazil, the barge will likely begin to bring Noah’s Ark to the California coast. "We cannot promise how long it...
  • Juneau man held for DUI in crashes at Governor's Mansion and Capitol <p></SNIP>

    04/29/2016 1:13:32 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 7 replies
    -SNIP-When police spoke with Oliphant, he allegedly said it wasn’t his first crash of the night. “Oliphant volunteered that he had also struck the Governor’s Mansion,” Sell wrote. “JPD contacted a security officer for the governor. It was determined that the garage door to the Governor’s Mansion was caved in.”
  • Wichita Gas-Station Fight: No Hate Crime

    04/29/2016 12:32:38 PM PDT · by lacrew · 6 replies
    KNSS Radio ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ted Woodward
    WICHITA - An investigation has wrapped up, after two Wichita State University students said they were the target of racial slurs; it happened last month at a gas station in northeast Wichita at 21st & Oliver. They said a man on a motorcycle started yelling at them, and was shouting "Trump!". The investigation included video footage of the fight between two men. Wichita police detectives presented the case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office; the office did not find sufficient evidence to support any felony or hate-crime charges in district court. The case was also presented to the City...
  • Conservatives for Trump? (Dr. Thomas Sowell)

    04/29/2016 11:50:43 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 113 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 26, 2016 | Dr. Thomas Sowell
    The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him. Does Trump have conservative principles? Does he have any principles at all, other than promoting Donald Trump? A smorgasbord of political positions — none of them indicating any serious thought about complicated issues — is not a principle. Nor is cheering for himself and boasting about all the great things he is going to do as President. Haven't we seen this movie before? Wasn't Barack Obama going to heal the racial divide, end...
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    04/29/2016 11:48:38 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 55 replies
    WND ^ | 4/28/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    “If you vote according to the word of God, there’s only one candidate you can vote for; it’s that clear,” Rafael Cruz told the crowd of about 100. current link