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  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    10/05/2016 4:46:42 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 134 replies
    I have a young friend at work who is a wonderful baker, and dreams of having his own bakery someday. He lost his Mom to cancer several years ago, and often reminisces about her and things they did together. One of his favorite memories is of the two of them making this Ina Garten recipe for Pumpkin Roulade, and it has become one of his specialties: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/pumpkin-roulade-with-ginger-buttercream.htmlAnother co-worker has recently retired, and we are having a party for him at the end of the month. Whenever we had parties and I asked Nate what he wanted me to make, he...
  • 'Unprecedented': What ISIS Looks Like In America (NPR)

    12/01/2015 11:30:58 AM PST · by Drango · 66 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/1/15 | Bill Chappel
    They connect via online services — especially Twitter — and in everyday life. Their ages range from 15 to 47, and their roles range from cheering attacks to plotting violence. And curbing their growth is a dynamic challenge without a simple solution: There are currently 900 active investigations into ISIS sympathizers in every American state. Those are some of the findings of a new study that glimpses life "inside the bubble of American ISIS sympathizers, a diverse and diffuse scene that the FBI estimates include hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals." Titled "ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa," the...
  • Obama administration still plans to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 7:15:14 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 20 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 15, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    The administration is going ahead with its plan to admit thousands of Syrian refugees into the US despite the horrific attack in Paris — where at least one of the attackers is believed to have posed as a Syrian migrant to get into the country. “We’re still planning to take in Syrian refugees,” White House national Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told “Fox News Sunday.” Rhodes, who is traveling with President Obama in Turkey, said there would be “very robust vetting” to “sort out that foreign fighter flow.” Referring to refugees, he said: “They are tragic victims of this conflict. They...
  • Senate Dems call on Obama to resettle 65,000 Syrian refugees (From May, 2015)

    11/16/2015 6:20:56 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2015 | Martin Matishak
    A group of Senate Democrats is urging the Obama administration to allow at least 65,000 Syrian refugees to settle inside the United States. “While the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement,” the group of 14 lawmakers — led by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) — said Thursday. The group letter noted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) wants to resettle 130,000 Syrian refugees over the next two years and has thus...
  • Wake Up America: Syrian Refugees Arrive in New Orleans

    11/15/2015 12:49:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | Justin Holcomb
    Heads up America, Syrian refugees have arrived and they are here to stay. Your State Department funds are being well invested in one-way tickets for Syrian refugees to New Orleans, Louisiana. FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social Former FBI Special Agent-In-Charge Jim Bernazzani gave his opinion on the matter. "If I was in charge of ISIL, logistically I'd take advantage of this situation and put my people in, into the United States," he said. Governor Bobby Jindal expressed his concerns to the president by writing a letter to the executive office. "As with former immigration crises and...
  • East to West Wussification

    05/05/2015 9:52:10 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 4 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 5, 2015 | Soo Kim
    Sign me up for a crying room if we get Obama-redux in 2016. Japan is already bracing for Progressive Doomsday. Sure we got campus Safe Zones but nothing like the comfy cozy niches that Japan offers the weak-kneed, faint of heart, reality-averse denizens of the new millennium. I might even need a cuddle cafe to calm my nerves. There are even exciting extra cost optionals allowing you to lock eyes with and hair-stroke your lady cuddlemate. Or I can wander into the Owl Cafe where I can be soothed by fluttering birds or go to Maidreamin where pretty girls dressed...
  • "My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?"

    03/31/2015 2:13:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 297 replies
    iv class="resource full"> “My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?” from Joel Beeke Mar 30, 2015 Category: Articles “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”(Matt. 27:46, KJV). It is noon, and Jesus has been on the cross for three pain-filled hours. Suddenly, darkness falls on Calvary and “over all the land” (v. 45). By a miraculous act of Almighty God, midday becomes midnight.This supernatural darkness is a symbol of God’s judgment on sin. The physical darkness signals a...
  • Cuddling Biz Expected To Grow For Holidays

    11/26/2014 8:14:43 AM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    kmjnow.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Unknown
    Nine months after opening, the Cuddle Connection is now in a different location and the client list is in the hundreds. Kelly Peterson is proving the human touch is powerful, even if it comes from a stranger. Its been an amazing journey, she said. Peterson is a professional cuddler, and since her business opened in Roseville in March, there has been no shortage of clients looking for a cuddle. It continues to grow the phone is ringing with new client requests everyday, she said. She says many of her clients keep coming back for a warm embrace, and even travel...
  • Crucial Questions: 20 Free eBooks from R.C. Sproul

    07/30/2014 11:31:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 7/31/14 | Nathan Bingham
    To further help Christians know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it, in May 2013 we made the ebook editions of R.C. Sprouls Crucial Questions series free forever. We continue to publish new ebooks in this series and this year have added Are These the Last Days?, What Is Repentance?, and What Is the Relationship between Church and State?
  • Psalm 37:7

    10/16/2013 5:23:21 PM PDT · by ReaganberAlles · 27 replies
    Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
  • And The Band Plays On: Consumer Comfort Rises, Jobless Claims Fall, and Firms Cut Jobs

    03/07/2013 11:03:45 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Another day in a Fed-induced zero-interest rate policy (ZIRP) world with the Federal government taxing and regulating like there is no tomorrow. Obamacare taxes and regualtions, withholding tax increases, EPA regulations (remember when Ping golf clubs proudly has a Made in USA label? no mas.) The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort index improved to its highest point this year! Unfortunately, we are back to 2008 levels. Initial jobless claims declined to 340,000, greater than the expectation. Jobless claims are improving and are back to 2007 levels. On the other hand, Challenger job cuts announcements (YoY) rose +7.0%. The reaction in markets?...
  • Frontier Airlines (Midwest) says goodbye to the cookie

    04/02/2012 4:19:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 4-2-12 | Georgia Pabst
    The cookie has crumbled. That warm chocolate chip cookie that airline passengers relished - and that helped Milwaukee's Midwest Airlines claim "the best care in the air" - will fade into history at the end of the month, like the airline itself that's been swallowed up by competitors. In a memo to company employees, Frontier Airlines officials announced Friday that they're removing the complimentary warm cookies from in-flight service. In their place, bags of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers or Barnum's Animal Crackers will be offered, the company said. The snacks will be complimentary, however, only for the carrier's Ascent, Summit,...
  • Newt Seeking 'Super' Southern Comfort

    March 1, 2012 Newt seeking 'Super' southern comfort Gingrich confident in strong showing on Super Tuesday
  • Continuing Prayers for my mom, and Cleo

    05/31/2011 6:13:52 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 7 replies
    self | 5/31/11 | Secret Agent Man
    I first want to thank everyone who has been praying for Cleo, my mom's pet house rabbit, in the past couple weeks, up to now. She is still having a hard time getting back to normal. She has not been much of a drinker, to her detriment. Now that hot weather has hit it's more important than ever she needs to drink. She had surgery to remove a blockage from the junction where her small intestine, large intestine, and cecum meet. (The cecum is an organ like a cow's second stomach, a fermentation vat where bacteria work to extract vitamins...
  • Video of Stray Cat Comforting A Fallen Friend

    04/26/2011 3:21:43 PM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 45 replies
    Check out this video of a cat comforting a fallenfriend in Turkey. It will really hit your heart, so if you are not ready for a tear to fall, you may not want to watch. Here is the link, Stray Cat Comforts A Fallen Friend
  • Japan's pet survivors face post-tsunami struggle

    03/28/2011 1:37:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-28-11
    Hungry, hurt and separated from owners who are either dead or in evacuation centres, hundreds of family pets are struggling to survive in the desolation of Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast coast. Among the many rescue teams sent from around the world to search for survivors and bodies after Japan's worst natural disaster for nearly a century, a handful of specialised animal rescue groups have also been at work. In the days immediately after the March 11 tsunami that wiped out dozens of thriving coastal towns, the prospects looked grim. "In the hardest hit areas, we saw no animal life whatsoever," said...
  • SkyRider: new 'saddle' seat allows airlines to 'cram' more passengers

    09/14/2010 8:18:06 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 75 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 14, 2010 | Andrew Hough
    The new saddle seat, to be unveiled at a conference this week, increases the number of seats an airline can have in its economy class. The design, named the SkyRider, allows just 23 inches of legroom, which is about seven inches less than the average seat's space of 30 inches. Shaped similar to a horse saddle, passengers sit at an angle, with their weight taken on by their legs. It allows seats to be overlapped... But while the designers claim it does not affect passenger comfort, they say it would only be suitable for flights of up to three hours....
  • Colonel comforted by own Old Glory

    06/22/2010 4:53:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Maj. Stephen Holt, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ It goes by many names Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, the Red, White and Blue but, no matter what you call it, the United States flag represents a free and unified country, indivisible, with freedom and justice for all.The Commander of 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Col. Chuck A.E. Sexton, respectfully folds the American flag that he has carried with him on deployments for the past 24 years. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gregory Gieske." However, for one U.S. service member here, one single, specific, U.S. flag provides a...
  • Children of Fallen Find Comfort at TAPS Camp

    06/01/2010 6:10:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 96+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2010 Trevor Jones peers into the vivid blue sky, tightly gripping the string holding his balloon. A warm breeze is blowing, and his blue balloon bobs against the dozens of red and white ones around it, each held by a child. The children wait expectantly for the command. The cacophony of chatter dies down just moments before a woman calls out: Let em go! Trevor releases his balloon into the wind, where it joins hundreds of others rising into the sky. They separate and rise swiftly as the children tilt their heads back, squinting into the...
  • For All Who Are Worried, Anxious, Depressed, Sorrowing, Fearful About All That is Going On

    04/08/2010 4:35:50 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 76 replies · 1,152+ views
    The news "out there" appears to be increasingly "bad" in many ways. There is much "good news" also - but it's hard to see among all the "bad" headlines and stories. This song is a Healing Song - for all who are worried, sad, depressed, anxious, afraid, hurting, broken, sick, sorrowing, confused, burdened down by cares of our lives and the lives of others and the life of our nation and the world! Please listen to all the words - and let this song soak into us deeply...and we "soak" in that River Kim Hopper sings about. The River is...