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  • The Three Step Solution to Solve Illegal Immigration

    07/31/2015 6:22:16 AM PDT · by conservativejoy
    http://www.barbwire.com ^ | 7/3172015 | Bryan Fischer
    The solution to the problem of illegal immigration is not complicated. It can be accomplished in three easy-to-understand steps. First, build a double-layer security fence along our entire southern border to stop the flood of illegal immigration. Fences work, which is why President Obama recently re-enforced the security fence around the White House. When a border fence was installed in the San Diego sector, illegal immigration plunged by 90%. Fences are such an obvious part of any solution that even Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and Tunisia are putting them up to protect themselves from the most murderous elements...
  • Shot Fired At State Police Cruiser, Rifle Found, But No Suspect

    07/31/2015 6:18:11 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 3 replies
    CBS Boston WBZ ^ | July 23, 2015 | Staff
    MANSFIELD (CBS) — Massachusetts State Police are looking for the person who fired a gunshot at a trooper’s cruiser early Thursday morning. The trooper was in a marked state police cruiser on patrol near Forbes Road and Route 140 in Foxboro near the Mansfield line around 2:20 a.m. when he heard a loud noise from behind. He saw a “large amount of white smoke” in the area where the noise came from, according to police, “just several feet from the cruiser.” He was not hurt and his car was not damaged. “The Trooper reversed direction and observed a white male...
  • Will Jewish Democrats Sink Iran Deal?

    07/31/2015 6:10:36 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 3 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Mona Charen
    “Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal,” headlines The Times of Israel. The members — Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steven Israel, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Ted Deutch — are all Democrats. They must choose between loyalty to their party’s president and concern about what the deal portends for Israeli and American security. There are long and short answers to the question: “Why are Jews liberal?” The long answer traces back to the Enlightenment in Europe, when parties of the right were monarchist and anti-Semitic, while parties of...
  • Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    07/31/2015 5:56:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday morning. The Chinese capital will have the shortest gap between games in modern Olympic history — and become the first city to host both summer and winter games.
  • Trump effective, but too outrageous: Eric Cantor

    07/31/2015 5:47:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 31, 2015 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Donald Trump has been effective in empathizing with the plight of struggling Americans, but the brash way he's going about it won't have staying power in the race for the White House, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC on Friday. "I think Donald Trump ... [has] been effective at standing up and saying, 'Hey, I get what people are going through.' He can say some outrageous things. I think some of the language that was used vis-a-vis the [Mexican] immigrants ... [were] very divisive, very ugly and not a sustainable kind of rhetoric," said Cantor, who served seven...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, July 31, 2015 - Pestiferous

    07/31/2015 5:44:06 AM PDT · by tioga · 17 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”. Pestiferous Adjective 1. a. Producing or breeding infectious disease. b. Infected with or contaminated by an epidemic disease. 2. Morally evil or deadly; pernicious. 3. Bothersome; annoying. 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:...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    07/31/2015 5:41:28 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 18 replies
    Quick...let's all be silly! RANDOM SILLINESS BEGINS......NOW.... White man problems... A teacher is explaining biology to her 4th grade students. "Human beings are the only animals that stutter," she says. A little girl raises her hand. "I had a little cat who stuttered." The teacher, knowing how precious some of these stories could become, asked the girl to describe the incident."Well," she began, "I was in the back yard with my kitty and the Rottweiler that lives next door named Lacey, got a running start and before we knew it, he jumped over the fence into our yard!'' "That...
  • Saudi sheep purportedly born with 'Muhammad' written on its body

    07/31/2015 5:25:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    upi ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    JIZAN, Saudi Arabia,- A Saudi farmer who claims his "miracle" sheep was born with the name "Muhammad" on its body in Arabic says he was offered $400,000 for the animal. Mohammed bin Yehya Al Addawi, a farmer in the village of Jizan, said his black-and-white sheep was born with the Muslim prophet's name written on its body in Arabic letters. A video of Al Addawi holding the sheep was posted to YouTube. The farmer said he was offered $400,000 for the sheep, but decided to retain ownership of the "heavenly miracle." "Many people come to see it and all of...
  • Trump enjoys big poll lead over rivals

    07/31/2015 4:44:53 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | July 31, 2015 | James Oliphant
    Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump’s political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Senator John McCain’s military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded. Predictions of his demise were apparently premature. Instead, Trump is gaining momentum ahead of next week’s first Republican debate, a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll shows. The poll shows Trump with his greatest support yet nationally, as nearly a quarter of Republicans surveyed said he would be their choice as the party’s presidential nominee in 2016. He has opened up a double-digit lead over his closest rival, former...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The ISS and a Colorful Moon

    07/31/2015 4:18:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | July 31, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Tonight's Full Moon, the second Full Moon in July, could be called a blue moon according to modern folklore. But this sharp and detailed mosaic, recorded with telescope and digital camera just before July's first Full Moon, actually does show a colorful lunar surface. The colors have been enhanced in the processed image but are real nonetheless, corresponding to real differences in the chemical makeup of the lunar surface. Also easy to see especially when the Moon is near full phase, bright rays from 85 kilometer wide Tycho crater at the upper right extend far across the lunar surface....
  • It's nearly August and Buffalo's snow still hasn't totally melted yet

    07/31/2015 3:24:38 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    AP via the Guardian ^ | ork Tuesday 28 July 2015 | staff reporter
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/28/buffalo-snow-still-melting-november-storm
  • Stick a fork in Whole Foods?

    07/31/2015 3:06:22 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 47 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | July 31, 2015 | Paul R. La Monica
    Whole Foods may be toast. Granted, it's toast made from pricey, gluten-free, organic honey oat bread. But toast nonetheless. Shares of Whole Foods (WFM) plunged more than 10% Thursday after the high-end natural grocery chain reported sales and profits that missed analysts' forecasts. Its outlook did not impress investors either.
  • Today's Toons 7/31/15

    07/31/2015 1:17:30 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 4 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 7/31/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Bay Area Swimmers Attempt First Of Their Kind San Francisco-To-Farallon Islands Swims

    07/31/2015 1:15:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 | Garvin Thomas
    (Update: On Wednesday afternoon, 18 hours into Simon's swim, and just 4 miles from the Farallons, the pilot of Simon's support boat ordered him to abandon his attempt due to the presence of a Great White Shark. Kim, while "disappointed for the Aussie," says she still plans to go ahead with her attempt.) The crossing of the English Channel is, without question, the most famous long-distance swim in the world. But is it the hardest? To date, there have been close to 3,000 successful crossings of the Channel. In contrast, the epic swims Simon Dominguez and Kim Chambers have planned,...
  • OS X Yosemite vs Windows 10: The Mac and PC operating systems go head to head UPDATED

    07/30/2015 11:45:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Macworld UK ^ | July 30, 2015, 2015 | by Keir Thomas
    OS X Yosemite vs Windows 10 It's been a rough few years for Microsoft.  Sure, it still makes more money than several European countries but the issue has been one of relevance. It missed the boat when it came to mobile and their efforts to repair the situation with Windows 8 were met with laughter at best, but sometimes even hatred.  The all-new Windows 10, which was released on 29 July, is designed to stem the blood loss. We took a look at the latest preview (Microsoft took the wraps off the new operating system at a developer event in...
  • 17-year-old playing solo Russian roulette in front of his friends shoots himself dead

    07/30/2015 10:06:32 PM PDT · by rikkir · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    A teenager has died in Colorado after playing a game of Russian roulette while hanging out with his friends. Cruisito Leiba, 17, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, said the Pueblo County Coroner's office. His friends said the teen had been playing with a shotgun when he fired it. He died in hospital. Several other teens were at the home when the incident happened but Leiba was the only one playing Russian roulette. 'He shot it once, nothing happened,' his friend Selena Aguila told CBS Denver. 'He shot it twice, nothing happened. Then, he shot it the third...
  • Oklahoma Woman Receives Nearly $200,000 Hospital Bill After Being Bitten by Snake

    07/30/2015 9:26:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 30, 2015 | Chellie Mills
    A metro woman was shocked when she received a $200,000 hospital bill after being bitten by a snake. Diane Nelson says she was wearing rubber gloves and working in her yard when she came across a Copperhead with a short temper. Diane had been pulling grass from around her bushes when she felt a sting. “When I pulled my glove off, I had two marks on my finger,” she said. It was a bite from a Copperhead snake. Within hours, Nelson’s entire arm was swollen and she was rushed to the ICU in need of anti-venom. “I was in ICU...
  • Norway Makes World Record Ice Cream Cone

    07/30/2015 9:12:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Norwegian ice-cream maker, Hennig Olsen, unveiled the world’s largest-ever ice cream cone in front of 9,000 people at the start of Sunday’s Tall Ships Race at Kristianstad.The ice cream, which measured 3.08 metres from top to botton, was flown over Kristianstad quay hanging from a helicopter and placed in front of an expectant crowd of around 9,000 people. Glen Pollard from the Guinness Book of Records had made the trip to Kristianstad and confirmed that the Norwegian ice cream cone was larger than that of the previous record-holders, Mirco Della Vecchia and Andrea Andrighetti of Italy who made their ice-cream...
  • New vulnerability can put Android phones into permanent vegetative state (Link Only)

    07/30/2015 8:44:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    Ars Technica — LINK ONLY | July 30, 2015 | by Dan Goodin
    This is a link only due to copyright considerations, please read the article at the original website: New vulnerability can put Android phones into permanent vegetative state — Malformed video files can be used to crash half of all Android phones.
  • Oakland A's would keep playing at Coliseum if they build new stadium at same site

    07/30/2015 8:17:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 30 July 2015 | Jeremy F. Koo
    If the Oakland Athletics construct a new baseball-only stadium at the current Coliseum site, they would continue playing in the Coliseum until the new facility is completed, A's managing partner Lew Wolff informed CSN California. Talk of a new stadium erupted after A's general manager Billy Beane explicitly stated that his acquisition of highly regarded low-minors players was partially based on him being "hopeful and optimistic about the venue situation here changing sometime in the near future," according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. Billy Beane brought up the new stadium idea on his own, according to 95.7 the...
  • MSNBC Shakeup: The Cycle, Alex Wagner, Ed Show Canceled — Disgraced Anchor Brian Williams to..

    07/30/2015 7:50:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 30, 2015 | John Sexton
    Full Title: MSNBC Shakeup: The Cycle, Alex Wagner, Ed Show Canceled — Disgraced Anchor Brian Williams to the RescueMSNBC is expected to announce big lineup changes coming to the network, as first reported last week. In an attempt to climb out of its disastrous ratings slump, the network is canceling three liberal programs and replacing them with straight news and breaking news coverage. The coming line up change was first reported last week by Mediaite. Shows being canceled outright include The Cycle, a multiple-host show similar to Fox’s The Five, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Ed Show. Politico...
  • Deflating a Con Man: How Not to be a Sucker on NFL Player Rights

    07/30/2015 7:47:35 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 14 replies
    Roger Goodell has knowingly allowed lies to remain on the public record about the actual PSI measurements of the balls in the AFC Championship game...He then hired one of the most notorious consulting firms in the country (Exponent) to frame the science in the Wells Report - science that every independent lab that's looked at it since has found either highly questionable or complete garbage. And in the end, Goodell allowed his left hand to decide if his right hand was awesome when he named himself judge in the appeal.
  • Matt Kroczaleski comes out as transgender, bodybuilder is living as both a man and a woman

    07/30/2015 7:46:11 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015, 10:25 AM | Bernie Augustine
    Life is getting heavy for a world champion bodybuilder. Matt Kroczaleski has come out publicly as transgender and has adopted the name Janae Marie Kroc, but is still living in both genders and has not fully transitioned from male to female. “In a perfect world I could snap my fingers and go back and forth at will but of course that world does not exist,” Kroc wrote in an Instagram post Wednesday. “That being said if I am forced to pick a gender I identify with more it is female. However, this really isn’t about me being a boy or...
  • It doesn't make sense why the NFL sold out Tom Brady

    07/30/2015 7:37:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://sports.yahoo.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Frank Schwab
    Deflate-gate has been bad for just about everyone involved. Except the lawyers and their billable hours. The league mishandled the situation, Ted Wells probably would give back all the millions he got from the NFL just so his name wasn't mentioned in the news cycle anymore, commissioner Roger Goodell gave his critics more fuel and the NFL tarnished its Super Bowl champion. Pretty thorough job. All over a fairly minor controversy that was, as Yahoo's Dan Wetzel pointed out so well, "a molehill the NFL turned into a mountain." But the weirdest part is why the NFL chose to rip...
  • Anyone noticed that the moon is brighter than normal tonight ?

    07/30/2015 7:36:30 PM PDT · by American Constitutionalist · 84 replies
    none | 7/30/2015 | self American Constitutionalist
    Has anyone noticed that the moon is brighter than normal tonight ? Saw a bright object flying in the sky brighter than airplane in eastern USA.
  • HBO programming chief talks 'True Detective' haters, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm's' fate

    07/30/2015 6:50:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Yvonne Villarreal
    There are plenty that love/like it....But critics mostly panned it. And, sure, there's a legion of viewers (about 12 million per episode) still tuning in each week, but some do so to hate-watch. HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo addressed the so-called haters Thursday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills. ... "Here's what I think," he added. "I think Nic Pizzolatto is one of the best writers working in television and motion pictures today. I think he takes a big swing. All I can tell you is I think the show's ending is as satisfying as any...
  • More Babies Being Born to Be Donors of Tissue

    07/30/2015 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Published: June 4, 1991 | GINA KOLATA
    At about 8 o'clock this morning, doctors at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., plan to transplant bone marrow into Anissa Ayala, a 19-year-old girl who is dying of leukemia. The marrow will come from her baby sister, Marissa. Their parents say they conceived Marissa to provide bone marrow to save Anissa's life. Doctors and ethicists say this is the first time a family has publicly admitted conceiving a child to serve as an organ donor. But many others have done so privately. Parents have had babies to provide bone marrow for siblings and relatives or even,...
  • What are your (non-conservative) acquaintances saying about abortion videos?

    07/30/2015 6:36:47 PM PDT · by MNDude · 49 replies
    Today CMP released their 4th and most disturbing video yet. I've had a good idea what abortion is about so I shouldn't have been shocked, yet I could barely handle it. I'm curious, what have you heard from non- conservatives about it? (I'm not talking evil hardcore leftists). My suspicion is a lot will not watch it, but what, what are they saying? What have you heard?
  • Florida MUSLIM who plotted WMD beach plot had been CLEARED for Key West AIRPORT

    07/30/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/30/2015 | Pamela Geller
    is only a matter a time. You have to be right 100% of the time — and with Obama importing whole Muslim communities from jihad nations, it is impossible. Which is why we have seen this spike in jihad terror attacks (Chattanooga, Boston, Garland …..). The idea that you cannot profile for jihad is suicidal. It is submission to Islamic supremacism. A Florida man charged earlier this week in an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to detonate a bomb on a crowded beach was once cleared to work at the Key West International Airport, where his job provided him direct access...
  • Donald Trump Would Be the Real First Black President

    07/30/2015 6:30:51 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/730/2015 | Milo Yiannopoulous
    Consider, by contrast, what the effect of a Donald Trump presidency could be for black Americans. For one thing, a Republican president would do a far better job of insisting that places like Baltimore and Ferguson are policed properly. Whacking black families on welfare and turning a blind eye to crime — the Democrat way — is why so many black Americans are miserable, and why they riot. But, more crucially, his stance on immigration would immeasurably benefit African-Americans. It is they who suffer when America does nothing to stem the tide of illegal aliens pouring over the border: it’s...
  • Dr Bernard Nathanson ~ Inside the Abortion Cartel

    07/30/2015 6:09:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Sensus Fidelium/Youtube ^ | Jul 27, 2015 | Sensus Fidelium
    Dr Bernard Nathanson ~ Inside the Abortion Cartel Former atheist and abortionist now Catholic pro life advocate, Dr Nathanson, on where we are in the war for human life. The Dr speaks of fetal tissue research (that is still going on today), amniocentesis, RU-485, and ways we can, & should, fight against this. This is taken from 2 talks of his found here http://www.keepthefaith.org/SearchRes... which has 3 total talks of his. Solid talks too. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Fired-Up Congressman Says What Needed To Be Said, Leaves Boehner In Shambles

    07/30/2015 5:54:28 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    The Western Journalism ^ | July 30,2015 | Christopher Agee
    http://www.westernjournalism.com/
  • Had to turn the "Great One" Levin off!

    07/30/2015 5:44:09 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 40 replies
    07-30-2015 | Me
    As is the case everyday, I was listening to and enjoying his show until he ruined it for me by bringing Gomer's Pyle Hucksterbee on. That was enough for me.
  • General Dempsey: "Obama Ignored My Military Advice On Iran Nuke Deal and Sanctions". VIDEO

    07/30/2015 5:03:24 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    http://rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Teresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Why would Obama listen to any military leader? He doesnÂ’t even listen to those he hand-picked to do his bidding. He has nothing but disdain for our military and despises them in the extreme. He has never taken our leadersÂ’ advice and I wouldnÂ’t expect him to do so on Iran. He doesnÂ’t care how the deal hurts America or puts the world in danger, he cares about appeasing the Mullahs, plain and simple. Dempsey is exiting stage Left and I bet it canÂ’t be soon enough for him. This presidency will go down as the most disastrous foreign policy...
  • Will industry address vulnerability beneath the carpet of the 777?

    07/30/2015 4:45:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    In the forward galley area near the L1 door and flight deck, a small access panel sits below the carpet which acts as the gateway to the 777’s electronics and engineering bay. The bay, referred to as the ‘E/E bay’, contains many of the 777’s extremely sensitive systems. A recently posted YouTube video, below, shows how shockingly easy it is to access the E/E bay, and how seemingly little has been done to keep people out. The systems in the E/E bay vary from fuse panels to the Airplane Information Management System (AIMS), also known as “the brains” of the...
  • Marquette Park Beach lifeguard sleeping on the job

    07/30/2015 4:37:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    mrssutton12/youtube ^ | Jul 25, 2015 | mrssutton12
    Marquette Park Beach lifeguard sleeping on the job On July 25th, 2015 my family was on the beach when we noticed a lifeguard sleeping. I decided to film her to hold her accountable. Gary, Indiana. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • University removes ‘bias-free language guide’ from website

    07/30/2015 4:36:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 4:45 PM EDT | Holy Ramer
    The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American” because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups whose members are appointed by the university president. It was mentioned in an annual report submitted by at least one of those groups in 2014, but the university said administrators did not know about it until this week, when it was criticized in the media. […] It suggested replacements for common terms, such as “person of material wealth” instead of rich and...
  • Viewers react in horror to third undercover Planned Parenthood video

    07/30/2015 4:16:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Christina Martin
    As the undercover videos from the Center of Medical Progress have come out, I’ve heard some disheartening remarks about them online. One of the statements I’ve heard is the idea that these videos will only serve to galvanize the pro-life crowd and strengthen our beliefs. Some people, both pro-life and pro-choice, believe the videos won’t move people who already support abortion. This is completely false. As I shared in a previous article, people on all sides of this issue are being impacted by these videos. Here are some comments left under the third video from horrified viewers: Dane Trumbore 1...
  • Python Tries to Bite Off More Than It Can Chew by Eating a Whole PORCUPINE - Spikes Puncture Insides

    07/30/2015 4:11:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Simon Tomlinson
    This giant snake died after swallowing a 30lb porcupine – which punctured its insides with its razor-sharp quills. The four-metre African rock python was found beneath a rocky ledge at Lake Eland Game Reserve in South Africa. Its innards had been lacerated by dozens of quills from the porcupine while trying to digest its meal. Reserve general manager Jennifer Fuller said: 'The exact reasons for the snake's death are not clear.
  • Drunk Swiss Man Tied Up on Flight to Bangkok

    07/30/2015 3:59:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Passengers on a flight from Zurich to Bangkok were forced to tie up a drunk Swiss man who caused a fracas during the journey.The incident occurred on the TG971 Thai Airways flight on Sunday, Swiss daily Blick reported on Wednesday. Passengers on the flight told the paper that at around 11.30pm the Swiss, seated at the rear of the aircraft, started to cause a fuss. Members of the cabin crew tried to calm him, but the man, who was obviously drunk, became aggressive and insulted staff and passengers. “Like a madman he climbed over the seats, regardless of whether passengers...
  • 79-Year-Old Norwegian Swims to Own Wedding

    07/30/2015 3:36:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2015
    A 79-year-old Norwegian has swum across a fjord in the pouring rain dressed only in swimming trunks and a bow tie to wed his 65-year-old bride-to-be on the rocks.Trygve Bernhardsen was accompanied by his two grandchildren as he swam the 800 meters in 14C (57F) water. Before his exploit, Bernhardsen joked with reporters that they were with him mostly to make sure that he didn’t swim off in the wrong direction. “If I decide to say yes, I will swim straight over. If it’s a no, I’ll swim off to sea, and I think the wife wanted some assurances,” he...
  • Almost everything can be hacked, including sniper rifles

    07/30/2015 3:33:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 30 at 4:08 PM | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    In a recent WIRED article, security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger tackled just that issue. The wife and husband duo purchased two $13,000 TrackingPoint rifles and spent the last year reverse engineering and hacking the rifles’ computers. The two plan to present their research at the Black Hat hacker conference in two weeks, according to the article. TrackingPoint bills itself as a company comprised of “lifetime NRA members and engineers.” The products sold on its website seem standard enough when it comes to a gun company: bolt-action rifles, semi-automatic carbines, etc. The “5.56mm semi-auto,” basically a M16-type rifle, costs...
  • Footballer Sparks Row by Wearing Franco T-Shirt

    07/30/2015 3:32:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2015
    The latest signing to Real Jaén FC wore a T-shirt printed with the face of the fascist dictator and after causing a stir claimed not to have a clue who the man was.He might play on the right-wing but Portuguese signing Nuno Silva got into a right-wing controversy of a different kind on Wednesday when he wore a T-shirt bearing the face of General Francisco Franco, who ruled Spain with an iron fist from 1939 - 1975. "We were chatting beforehand, signing the contract, and no one realized. It was our fault for not preventing him from going into the...
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood is “going to take actual guts.” Its latest scandal has plenty of those.

    07/30/2015 2:33:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Adam Peters
    Conservative commentator Dustin Siggins recently said that for Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood, “it’s going to take actual guts.” Well, the abortion chain’s latest scandal has plenty of those. It also features hearts, lungs, kidneys, and “as many intact livers as possible.” That came to light a few weeks ago when the Center for Medical Progress released a video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola. Nucatola is Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, and she’s shown having lunch with individuals she believed were from a fetal tissue procurement company. Over the course of the meeting, Nucatola says that Planned Parenthood affiliates...
  • Worms infest Houston suburb water supply

    07/30/2015 2:25:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Dylan Baddour,
    No one seems to know how worms got in the tap water, but residents in Old River-Winfree, a town of about 1,400 just 25 miles east of Houston, are drinking from bottles this week. On Monday evening, the first residents of the Woodlands Acres Subdivision showed up at city offices with containers full of water and small red worms they say came out of their faucets, sprinklers and shower heads. Three days and dozens of reports later, Mayor Joe Landry said "people are not taking chances." ... She said this type of contamination can occur from backflow into pipes or...
  • Obamacare and the Road to Communism

    07/30/2015 2:14:59 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently called attention to an IRS ruling that would penalize small businesses up to $500,000 for daring to compensate their employees for health insurance premiums. The NFIB reports, “On July 1, 2015, employers will be penalized $100 per day per employee if they try to make health insurance more affordable by reimbursing their employees for individual market health insurance premiums. The penalty affects businesses that provide reimbursement for more than one employee. The healthcare reimbursement prohibition regulation decreases an employer’s ability to assist employees with health insurance costs.” The ruling would fine the...
  • Could We Make Artificial Gravity?

    07/30/2015 1:41:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | Fraser Cain
    The only way to get gravity is with mass. The more mass, the more gravity you get. Without mass, you can’t have gravity. ... The force of gravity that we feel is actually just an acceleration towards the center of the Earth at 9.8 meters per second squared, or 1G. If you were in a spacecraft and it was accelerating away from Earth at a rate of 1G, it would feel exactly the same if you were standing on the ground. ... Want to fly to Jupiter? It would only take about 80 hours of acceleration, and then 80 hours...
  • Bill Clinton Cheating Again- "Much Nicer Woman Than Hillary"

    07/30/2015 12:52:47 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 55 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Author Ronald Kessler contends Bill Clinton is cheating again on Hillary. The author also writes in his latest book that the mistress is much nicer than Hillary Clinton. Hillary Rodham Clinton Author Ronald Kessler defends secret service agents and makes some sensational claims about former Presidents in his new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. Kessler told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that the recent struggles of the agency detailed in the media is more the fault of management culture than individual agents… …He reports some very scandalous stories...
  • Actress Valerie Harper Suffers ‘Health Emergency,’ Is Taken to Maine Hospital

    07/30/2015 12:50:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    ktla ^ | July 30, 2015 | Sam Ruben
    Actress Valerie Harper, known for her roles in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and the spin-off “Rhoda,” was reportedly hospitalized Wednesday evening after being found unconscious backstage prior to a performance of her musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Harper suffered a “health emergency” prior to the show and was taken away by ambulance, according to Entertainment Tonight. ... Harper was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2013.
  • Call him Emmett

    07/30/2015 12:41:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    studentsforlife.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | students for life
    “..and another boy!” ~ Planned Parenthood medical assistant The little boy in the most recent undercover Planned Parenthood videos from the Center for Medical Progress has been referred to as “Eleven Six”, meaning that he was aborted at 11 weeks 6 days gestation. His tiny body parts are easily identifiable in the horrific videos as they are sorted in order to be sold. This baby deserves a name, deserves dignity that is rightly afforded him as a member of the human race – dignity that was ripped from him as he died at the hands Planned Parenthood. Dignity as they...