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  • Sometimes It’s Just Easier To Care About Dead Lions Than Dead People

    07/31/2015 7:22:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Jul. 29, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    I started noticing “Cecil the Lion” trending on Facebook and Twitter at some point yesterday afternoon. By the evening, it was the most popular topic on social media, and stories about the lion were popping up on all of the national news sites. Before I took the time to investigate, I tried to imagine if there could be any valid reason for a wild cat to become the biggest news item in the world. On a day when another undercover video revealed Planned Parenthood dismembering murdered children for profit, I strained to think if there might be some justification for...
  • Rhode Island mandates HPV vaccine for seventh-graders

    07/31/2015 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    turnto10.com ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | By Associated Press
    Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine. Starting this fall, seventh-graders who do not get the vaccine will not be allowed to attend school unless their parents seek an exemption for medical or religious reasons, the Providence Journal reported Tuesday. Tricia Washburn, chief of the office of immunization for the Rhode Island Department of Health, said the Centers for Disease Control found no safety concerns with the vaccine. "The bottom line is that HPV is the most sexually transmitted disease in the U.S." she said. "We are interested in...
  • Father of missing Florida boy: “I know those boys are out there. I know they are OK

    07/31/2015 6:25:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 31 JULY 2015 | WBAY.COM
    CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – It has been a week since Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos went missing during a fishing trip, their boat was found off the Florida coast. It’s believed the current would have taken them north and that has been how the search has progressed for Blu Stephanos, Austin’s father. “I feel like a drained battery I feel like I have been going as hard as I can, and every time I have someone just say they are going to find them or they are praying for me– or I meet them out here at the airstrip and...
  • Freeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 1 Aug 2015

    07/31/2015 6:00:54 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 72 replies
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  • A Truck Stop in Europe – Why the Euro and European Union Will Fail

    07/31/2015 5:45:30 PM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    Crawling Road ^ | 07-28-2015 | Craig Rowland
    Everything I needed to know about why the European Union would fail I learned at a truck stop. It was in 2001 when a bus tour I was on stopped at a truck stop on the German Autobahn. For the American readers, you must understand that European truck stops are much different from what you get in the states. In Europe, the facilities are clean and the food is actually decent. They don’t have the same hot dogs sitting in the cooker for five days. And no, you can’t buy six gallon soda cups. As it were, in this truck...
  • Steyn: Trump's Rise Shows GOP Base "Absolutely Hates" Leadership

    07/31/2015 5:44:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist and author of “The Undocumented,” Mark Steyn said Donald Trump’s rise in the polls shows “the voter base of the Republican Party absolutely hates the Republican Party leadership and establishment” on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”
  • Judge Blocks Release of New Video by Center for Medical Progress

    07/31/2015 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-31-15 | Oliver Darcy
    A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of additional recordings captured by the group behind a series of undercover Planned Parenthood videos. The move came hours after after the National Abortion Federation filed a request for an injunction and restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Superman fights the police in new comic paralleling Ferguson riots

    07/31/2015 4:49:56 PM PDT · by Bratch · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2015 | Brian Henry
    The latest issue of Action Comics finds Superman battling a foe on the streets of Metropolis, but this time he isn’t taking on his rival Lex Luther. Instead, he’s battling the police, which has some people outraged. “There’s some fans that are alienated, a portion of the older fans," said Dimitrios Fragiskatos, the manager of Midtown Comics in New York City. "[But] younger fans seem to be embracing it.” The new issue comes from the minds of Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder, who have imagined a much darker story for arguably the world's most iconic superhero. The comic has been...
  • Higher pay a surprise success for Seattle restaurant (barf alert)

    07/31/2015 4:39:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    AP/CBS ^ | july 31, 2015
    Link only: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/higher-wages-a-surprising-success-for-seattle-restaurant/
  • A CEO raised his company's minimum wage to $70,000 a year, and some employees quit because of it

    07/31/2015 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 31, 2015 | by RACHEL SUGAR
    When Dan Price, CEO of the Seattle-based credit card payment processing firm Gravity Payments, announced he was raising the company's minimum salary to $70,000 a year, he was met with overwhelming enthusiasm. But in the weeks since then, it's become clear that not everyone is equally pleased. Among the critics? Some of Price's own employees. Two of the company's "most valued" members have left the company, "spurred in part by their view that it was unfair to double the pay of some new hires while the longest-serving staff members got small or no raises." Maisey McMaster — once a big...
  • MSNBC Shakeup: The Cycle, Alex Wagner, Ed Show Canceled — Brian Williams to the Rescue

    07/31/2015 3:44:19 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 30 Jul 2015 | John Sexton
    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. Alex Wagner is expected to remain with the network as is Ari Melber, one of the co-hosts of The Cycle. However, TV Newser reports that Ed Schultz, Abby Huntsman, Toure, and Krystal Ball are “out.” The Ed Show, which aired at 5pm, will be replaced by a new hour-long program at 5pm hosted by Chuck Todd. Also coming to the network’s rescue is disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams, who was pushed out of his job at the...
  • GOP Insiders: Trump Will Be Out Before Iowa

    07/31/2015 3:35:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31st, 2015 | by Mike Flynn
    A new National Journal survey of “Republican insiders” finds that 57 percent of these political professionals think Donald Trump will bow out of the Presidential race before the Iowa Caucuses. This survey probably says more about the state of the Republican political class than anything about the 2016 race or Republican voters. Interestingly, 65 percent of “Democrat insiders” believe Trump will compete in the Iowa Caucuses in February next year. The survey results could easily be dismissed as both groups answering what they hope will happen. Some Republican campaign professionals offered comments beyond the question:
  • Michelle Obama: If I Could Have a Different Job, "I'd Be Beyoncé"

    07/31/2015 3:05:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    E! Online ^ | July 31, 2015 | by LILY HARRISON
    Michelle Obama is dishing her younger self some sage words of wisdom in her latest Instagram clip with rapper Wale. Wale asked what she would like to do if she had a different occupation, and her answer may surprise you! "I would be Beyoncé," she said with a smile, while busting a "Single Ladies" dance move. "I got the hand up!" The two ladies have gotten quite close over the years, and Bey even performed at Michelle's 50th birthday party last year.
  • Wisconsin lawmakers propose ban on sale of fetal body parts, stripping Planned Parenthood funds

    07/31/2015 2:48:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    twincities.com ^ | 07/24/2015 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. -- The sale of fetal body parts would be banned in Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood could lose millions of dollars in federal funding under bills proposed by two Republican state representatives. Reps. Andre Jacque and Joel Kleefisch circulated their proposal banning the sale and use of fetal body parts for co-sponsorship Thursday, with a deadline of Aug. 6. They said the bill was in response to videos showing a Planned Parenthood medical director in southern California meeting with people posing as potential buyers of intact fetal specimens. Federal law prohibits the commercial sale of fetal tissue but allows...
  • Does Global Warming Actually Increase Antarctic Sea Ice?

    07/31/2015 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    Discovery News ^ | July 31, 2015 | BY PATRICK J. KIGER
    People who insist that climate change isn’t happening often try to disprove it by pointing to what they see as contradictory phenomena. One of their most visually compelling arguments has centered upon Antarctic sea ice, which expanded to reach record levels in 2014. If the planet really is warming, they ask, then shouldn’t the ice in the southern ocean be melting? But now, in a new, not-yet-published paper, James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and colleagues push back even harder. They argue that the increase in Antarctic sea ice not only doesn’t refute climate...
  • The Lack of Outrage Over the Horrors of Planned Parenthood Tells Us What's Happened to Our Culture

    07/31/2015 2:23:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I can't get past... Friday -- something about it, I always try to just attitudinally be lighter on Friday, attitudinally and not so weighty and serious. It's not an actual aspect of programming format. It's just something that has evolved into the week, weekend coming up. Let's not wring our hands the whole day. Let's take things less serious. I'll tell you, I'm really having a tough time getting past something, and that's this Planned Parenthood butchery. The thing that I'm having trouble with is the attitude of the White House, the Democrat Party and leftists. None of it...
  • Hillary: multiple email clients on ONE i-Phone Device

    07/31/2015 2:16:42 PM PDT · by central_va · 12 replies
    baumel.com ^ | 7/31/15 | unknown
    Setting up multiple accounts on the iPhone is a snap. All you do is go to the Settings application, then go to Mail, Contacts and Calendar. Choose Add Account, then choose your email provider from the list. iPhone has default settings for MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and MS Exchange. If your provider is not in the list, just choose Other.
  • The Trail of Fetal Body Parts in Scientific Papers (the Human Genome Project)

    07/31/2015 2:09:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | July 24, 2015 | Stacy Trasancos
    Maybe the undercover investigation conducted by the Center for Medical Progress needed to happen so people could see and hear the gruesomeness of Planned ParenthoodÂ’s harvesting and sale of fetal body parts. Maybe it was too easy to ignore without video-taped evidence in plain, gory language. Maybe it is not enough to be outraged at abortion on its face because, I donÂ’t know, killing is somehow worse if body parts are sold.But anyone who has followed the Human Genome Project, cloning, genetic, evolution, and stem cell research knows that the use of fetal and embryonic body parts and tissues...
  • Climate models are even more accurate than you thought

    07/31/2015 2:06:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 31, 2015 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Global climate models aren’t given nearly enough credit for their accurate global temperature change projections. As the 2014 IPCC report showed, observed global surface temperature changes have been within the range of climate model simulations. Now a new study shows that the models were even more accurate than previously thought. In previous evaluations like the one done by the IPCC, climate model simulations of global surface air temperature were compared to global surface temperature observational records like HadCRUT4. However, over the oceans, HadCRUT4 uses sea surface temperatures rather than air temperatures. There’s a common myth that models are unreliable, often...
  • 18 House Republicans Pledge to Shut Down Government if Planned Parenthood Not De-Funded

    07/31/2015 2:03:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 82 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 31, 2015
    The Senate will vote early Monday evening on a new bill has been introduced that will totally de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The legislation follows four shocking videos that have caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. But if that legislation is defeated by Senate Democrats, as is expected, a group of 18 House Republicans say they will hold up any bill to fund the federal government that does not contain language in it to de-fund Planned Parenthood. “We must act to fully defund Planned Parenthood,” they wrote in a letter...
  • U.S. Customs and Coast Guard seize eight tons of cocaine in small submarine in Pacific Ocean

    07/31/2015 1:57:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 31, 2015 | By Craig Hlavaty
    A small semi-submersible vessel containing four people and eight tons of cocaine was discovered by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on July 18 in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The self-propelled craft was first spotted off the coast of El Salvador by a Navy maritime patrol aircraft flying overhead. The semi-sub was hundreds of miles offshore in international waters. The U.S. Coast Guard was called in to assist with intercepting the craft. Four individuals were detained by the Coast Guard boarding team in the process. Roughly274 bales of cocaine were found in the semi-sub, weighing...
  • White ex-DC official sues city, claims he was called 'cracker' and fired over race

    07/31/2015 1:52:22 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – A former District of Columbia official brought in to help straighten out mismanagement at the Department of Public Works is suing the city, claiming he was harassed, intimidated and then fired for being white. The former city worker says he was repeatedly called “cracker” and “white boy” by black members of the department while in the presence of other managers. On his last day on the job as a deputy fleet administrator, Christopher Lyons said he found a sign on his door that said, “Get Out White Boy!” Lyons is suing the city for wrongful termination, claiming he...
  • White House Says Planned Parenthood Videos Are Fake [Isaiah 5 - God's American Vineyard]

    07/31/2015 1:51:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/2015 | Blake Neff
    The White House expressed its firm belief Thursday that recently-released videos attacking Planned Parenthood are “fraudulent.” Their source: Planned Parenthood. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, was speaking with reporters when they raised the matter of the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress which appear to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal organs for profit, a violation of federal law. He claimed the videos were released in a “fraudulent way” with “not a lot of evidence” behind them. “There is ample reason to think that this is merely the tried and true tactic that...
  • Ohio man accused of killing neighbor, running her over with mower

    07/31/2015 1:46:42 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 16 replies
    AP viz Foxnews.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Associated Press Staff
    <p>WILLARD, Ohio – A man who became agitated about his next-door neighbor mowing her lawn at night shot her and then ran a push mower over her body, authorities said Friday.</p> <p>Linda Ciotto, 62, was shot in the face from close distance, Huron County Coroner Jeffrey Harwood said. Ciotto also had a severe wound to her left arm and hand that appeared to have been caused by a mower blade, Harwood said.</p>
  • Poll: No, Mr. President, you would not win a third term

    07/31/2015 1:33:45 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Paul Bedard
    It seems that Americans can add "no more Obamas" to the oft-heard calls for no more Bushes or Clintons, despite the president's belief that he would be a shoo-in for a third term. Rasmussen Reports on Friday released a poll showing that just one third of likely U.S voters would keep President Obama in office if he ran again. Even among Democrats, only 57 percent would vote for him a third time.
  • Doctor Says Hillary Clinton Is ‘Fit to Serve’

    07/31/2015 1:28:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign released a letter from her doctor on Friday attesting to her health and fitness for office, on a day marked by a deluge of other disclosures about her finances and a new batch of emails from her time as secretary of state. The document releases, coming on a summer Friday, began with a letter from Dr. Lisa Bardack, a physician in Mount Kisco, N.Y., near Mrs. Clinton’s Chappaqua home who said she had treated Mrs. Clinton since 2001. Mrs. Clinton is the first presidential candidate in this election cycle to make public a medical letter about...
  • A GOP led by Donald Trump will fail, and deserve it

    07/31/2015 1:17:04 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30 2015 | Michael Gerson
    At this point in the 2016 presidential campaign, the noble, elusive stag of political rhetoric is pretty much road kill. This judgment is unfair to a few candidates — Rick Perry, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio come to mind — delivering thoughtful speeches. But in portions of the Republican field, the normal limits of civility have been crossed and recrossed in the relentless search for viral attention. Mike Huckabee compared the sitting president to a Nazi prison guard. Ted Cruz accused the Senate majority leader of being a liar. Donald Trump, well, opens his mouth. His opponents are invariably “clowns”...
  • Rep. Diane Black Pushes to Defund Planned Parenthood [STATES, it's Your Turn]

    07/31/2015 1:11:53 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 6 replies
    TheDailySignal ^ | 7/30/15 | Diana Stancy
    Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., criticized the House of Representatives for not passing legislation prior to the annual August district work period to defund Planned Parenthood. “Over the past two weeks, we’ve all seen the gruesome videos showing the heartless depravity of this organization,” Black said in a speech Wednesday. “We issued statements, we made passionate floor speeches, and we pledged action. Now, our constituents would like to know when we’re going to follow through on that promise.”
  • A Caller Regrets Her Abortion

    07/31/2015 1:03:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Luanne in Morganton, North Carolina. Happy to have you on the program. Hello. CALLER: Hello, Rush. Happy anniversary. I pray you never lose your passion. The reason for my call is we look at World War II and we revere how we defeated Hitler for the atrocities that he and Germany did to 6 million Jews, and yet I look at what America has been doing since 1973 to innocent lives which should be protected under our Constitution. You know, life, liberty. RUSH: Right there, they're not. Supreme Court, 1973, is the reason. CALLER: They denied...
  • Doctor Says Hillary Clinton Is "Fit to Serve"

    07/31/2015 12:52:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign released a letter from her doctor on Friday attesting to her health and fitness for office, on a day marked by a deluge of other disclosures about her finances and a new batch of emails from her time as secretary of state.
  • Phoenix man accused of pimping out underage girl

    07/31/2015 12:16:00 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 35 replies
    abc15 ^ | 7/31/15 | Staff
    Theon Ohara Temple was arrested on Wednesday and booked into jail on multiple prostitution counts, including child prostitution. Police pulled Temple over for traffic offenses and, during the investigation, found an underage juvenile in his vehicle. The girl told police, according to court records, that Temple was her pimp and that he would rent out motel rooms for clients. She also said Temple and another man once tied her up, hit her over the head with a gun, and attempted to drown her by placing a towel over her mouth and poured water over her face, documents say.
  • ‘Urination, defecation, and masturbation’ outside NYC college

    07/31/2015 12:05:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 30, 2015 | Kevin Fasick and Beckie Strum
    The glass facade of Cooper Union’s $111 million academic building offers a remarkable view — of a back alley packed with vagrants. “I have seen drug deals, public urination, defecation, masturbation in broad daylight in the Taras Shevchenko alley,” a Cooper Union faculty member told The Post. “It’s a place where many homeless congregate to sleep — right in front of a church and between a high school and a college,” the faculty member added.
  • Lethargic Politico Labor Reporter Whines About Job to Bernie Sanders

    07/31/2015 12:00:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 31, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Wow! Suddenly this week Politico reporter Mike Elk shook off his cloak of extreme lethargy and became like the Energizer Bunnie. Gone was his PTSD and STSD (Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder) which he claims inhibit him from working. Despite not having done a bit of work for six months, there he was front and center at a press conference asking Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders questions. So what was the subject of Elk's inquiry? It was about how badly treated he is at his employer Politico because they haven't approved card check in voting on whether to form a union shop....
  • Is Planned Parenthood Selling “Fully Intact” Babies Born Alive and Left to Die?

    07/31/2015 11:33:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Life News ^ | July 31, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    In an interview with CNN this morning, the pro-life advocate behind the four shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research made a startling claim. The claim makes it appear the Planned Parenthood abortion business may be selling the “fully intact” bodies of unborn babies purposefully born alive and left to die.To set the stage, following the release of the first two shocking videos showing top Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of aborted babies with actors posing as biotech firm officials, the bio0tech company StemExpress, which purchases aborted babies from...
  • VICTIMS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS MEMORIAL [Names NOT Mentioned by Hillary in her speech today]

    07/31/2015 11:28:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    OJJPAC.org ^ | 7/31/15
    If you would like to support this effort, please visit our GoFundMe page.Thank you for visiting the Memorial.(Memorial is downloading) Ohio Jobs & Justice PACVICTIMS OF ILLEGAL ALIENSMEMORIAL In honor of the thousands of American citizens killed each year by Illegal Aliens.  Deaths that could have been prevented if Congress and the President would have secured our border and enforced existing U.S. immigration laws. ~ (Please scroll down) ~ List of Victims Kathryn "Kate" Steinle, 32 Daughter, sister, friendAllegedly murdered byFrancisco Sanchez, 45 Francisco Sanchez, 45,  a previously deported illegal alien from Mexico, has been  charged with the July 1, 2015 murder...
  • Even Snopes admits to it...

    07/31/2015 11:21:29 AM PDT · by VaeVictis · 15 replies
    Snopes.com ^ | 17 October 2012
    "It is true in a literal sense that Planned Parenthood health centers do not themselves conduct mammograms...." So what does PP make money on? Certainly 97% isn't coming from mammograms.
  • Trump, the Truth, and Thirty-Somethings

    07/31/2015 10:43:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | John P. Warren
    The GOP’s Puritans must be used to being politically lonely. They often speak as if their positions on issues like immigration, abortion, regulations, welfare, education, were carefully chiseled on sacred tablets somewhere, but the rest of us somehow never get it right. “Nobody has ever run as a conservative, but that’s what people really want,” they say. Barry Goldwater was the last true conservative and made it as far as the nomination. Sixteen years later, Ronald Reagan said he was a conservative, but to get elected, he campaigned for a strong America against world evil, welfare queens, and big government....
  • Is the Supreme Court the ‘sick man’ of the Constitution? [So Says Senator Ted Cruz]

    07/31/2015 10:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | 07/30/2015 | Louis Gentilucci
    “A remedy is needed that will restore health to the sick man in our constitutional system,” said Senator Ted Cruz, shortly after the Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare and marriage equality in June. “With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections,” President Barack Obama warned after Citizens United in 2010. “Many of our politicians have surrendered to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges...
  • God’s Crime Scene

    07/31/2015 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Frank Turek
    ItÂ’s about 2 a.m. on an August morning in 1979. A beautiful young nurse by the name of Lynne Knight is living in a bungalow behind a larger house in Torrance, California. As two police officers approach her door, they notice a chair overturned in the entryway and bloody footsteps leading back to the rear bedroom. Each officer has his gun drawn, not sure what to expect. When they switch on the light, they witness the worst murder scene of their careers. Ms. Knight is lying on her bed, undressed. Her throat is deeply severed, and her lifeless body, which...
  • Attention Cecil The Lion Fans: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Allegedly Ate A Baby Elephant

    07/31/2015 10:20:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Inquisitr.com ^ | July 30, 2015
    Attention Cecil The Lion Fans: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Allegedly Ate A Baby Elephant Outraged animal lovers and conservationists petitioning the White House to extradite big-game hunter Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe for killing Cecil the lion may be unaware the the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, reportedly ate baby elephant meat during his lavish 91st birthday party in late February. A deceased lion was also allegedly involved in those festivities, a bash that cost about $1 million and was staged at a luxury resort with thousands of party guests in attendance. “Held a week after his birthday, the celebrations were described...
  • America's Faltering Economy Won't Grow Under Clinton

    07/31/2015 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - America's sluggish economy still looms over our land like a stationary dark cloud that shows no sign of moving away under the Obama administration.Our nation's second quarter growth rate, as measured by its gross domestic product, came in at a mediocre 2.3 percent -- better than the first three months of this year when the economy barely grew at a sickly 0.6 percent, but nothing to write home about.Many economists were forecasting a stronger economic revival nearer to 3 percent or more. But the economy was still being pulled down by the economic undertow of anti-investment, anti-growth, anti-job...
  • Matthews to DWS: What’s the big difference between a Democrat and a socialist?

    07/31/2015 10:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Answer: Not much at all, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz knows it. When Chris Matthews attempted to press the DNC chair on whether Bernie Sanders, an avowed Socialist, would get a high-profile speaking slot at the Democratic convention even if he loses the nomination, Wasserman Schultz stammered out an affirmative, which amazed Matthews and prompted him to ask Wasserman Schultz if she saw any significant difference between Democrats and Socialists. Wasserman Schultz tried to duck the question, but provided a very telling answer by doing so (via Newsalert and Mediaite): Things Get Awkward When Matthews Asks DNC Head About Bernie Sanders,...
  • Maddy Middleton murder: A teen's turbulent family life and the death of a Santa Cruz 8-year-old

    07/31/2015 10:08:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 07/31/2015 | Stephen Baxter
    As a sharper picture formed of a shy 15-year-old raised in a troubled and sometimes violent home, Adrian Jere Gonzalez appeared in court for the first time to face charges of raping and killing 8-year-old Madyson 'Maddy' Middleton.
  • Cecil The Lion Stirs More Outrage Than Abortion Mogul Cecile The Lyin' [Romans 1]

    07/31/2015 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 7/31/2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Society has a funny way of deciding when to express outrage. Millions of innocent humans (aka pregnancy tissue) are slaughtered, and their fully intact body parts are sold. Crickets. A single lion, which was unknown to most of us, gets hunted for sport. International drama. I despise the thought of big game hunting, but it never ceases to amaze me how rhetorically violent animal rights activists become when these creatures are harmed or killed. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has called for the hunter involved, Dr. Walter Palmer, to be hanged. The puppy-killing, celebrity-studded, publicity-stunt-centered organization epitomizes...
  • Bill de Blasio warns New Yorkers on raising A/C too high during brutal heat wave

    07/31/2015 9:50:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 07/31/2015 | BY JENNIFER FERMINO
    It was so hot Wednesday that City Hall issued a 24-hour heat advisory warning people to stay indoors — but officials also cautioned against blasting the A/C. New Yorkers should keep their air conditioners at 78 degrees to help reduce the risk of blackouts, Mayor de Blasio said. “If the air conditioning is set at 78 degrees, people are safe and they will be able to deal with the hot temperatures,” he said. A 75-degree setting uses 18% more electricity, and a 72-degree setting uses 39% more, he said. The city’s fragile power grid was already showing signs of strain...
  • Robot Maggots Feed On Brain Tumors

    07/31/2015 9:49:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    desertsun.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | DANICA SANDERS
    Maggots have primarily been depicted as coarse, mundane insects. Recently, however, neurosurgeon J. Marc Simard, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, created a prototype of a larvae-esque robot that has the capability to eat brain tumors from the inside.
  • Don’t Worry, TrumpMania Will Fade Away

    07/31/2015 9:25:46 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 88 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-31-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Like Jonathan S. Tobin at Commentary, I have little doubt that TrumpMania will soon fade away. There has always been a willingness among a part of the electorate to get behind an angry outsider, but when push comes to shove, even those voters opt for a candidate they can trust. Trump simply isn’t that guy. Tobin’s third argument, which I consider to be the most important one, is as follows: "Third, the assumption on the part of some that a public that has been watching Trump on TV for years already knows all it cares to learn about the man...
  • Redwood City Suspends Invocations at City Council Meetings (Pastor Mentions Abortion, Gay Marriage)

    07/31/2015 9:12:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Jean Elle
    The decision comes after Pastor Stephen Converse of Grace Bible Church opened Monday's council meeting with a prayer that included his views on abortion and same-sex marriage. No one interrupted Converse, who also serves as the city's volunteer police chaplain. But Mayor Jeff Gee later said the comments do not reflect the council's views. "While I appreciate everyone's viewpoints, I do have to say tonight's invocation was not something I appreciate," Gee said. Redwood City and San Mateo County LGBTQ Commissioner Jason Galisatus said a government meeting should be a place where everyone feels welcome. "Unfortunately it doesn't surprise me...
  • Trump on Letterman 1987

    07/31/2015 8:56:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
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  • Portland eco-terrorists arrested as Fennica heads out to sea

    07/31/2015 8:19:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    After nearly two days of hanging from the bridge, the dangling protesters were lowered one by one into the river. The protesters said they were cited with criminal trespassing and interfering with a peace officer. The moment that three protesters were removed, the Fennica began heading towards the St. Johns Bridge. “Kayaktivists” in the Willamette tried to move in front of the boat’s path but crews pushed them away and the ship passed under the bridge just before 6 p.m. PT. It was expected to reach Astoria by 11:50 p.m… Members of Portland Fire’s high-angle rescue team lowered down from...