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  • Atlanta cheating scandal teachers go to cells in hand-cuffs: Eleven educators..

    04/02/2015 12:36:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 2, 2015 | By Belinda Robinson
    In one of the biggest cheating scandals of its kind in the U.S., 11 former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams.The defendants - including teachers, a principal and other administrators - were accused of falsifying test results to collect bonuses or keep their jobs in the 50,000-student Atlanta school system.The educators fed answers to students or erased and changed the answers on tests after they were turned in to secure promotions or up to $5,000 each in bonuses, the court was told.However the person...
  • Study Finds No Link Between Military Suicide Rate and Deployments

    04/01/2015 8:38:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    nytimes ^ | April 1, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    The largest study to date of a rising suicide rate among military personnel, published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry, found no connection between suicide and deployment overseas in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The findings are the latest in a series of studies prompted by a military suicide rate that has nearly doubled since 2005. The study’s authors and others cautioned, however, that the findings do not rule out combat exposure as a reason for the increase in suicides, adding that more information was needed. “As the wars went on, the suicide rates also went up and it...
  • Ashley Judd Wants UK Fans To Avoid Spending Money In Indiana As Boycott

    04/01/2015 8:24:18 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 36 replies
    College Spun ^ | Apr 1, 2015 | Dan Lyons
    Against State’s New RFRA Bill This year’s Final Four in Indianapolis has become an awkward event for many, because of a recent bill passed in the state of Indiana that many fear can be used to discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Dick Vitale has already backed the idea of moving NCAA events out of the state, and USC athletic director Pat Haden will not attend an upcoming College Football Playoff meeting in the city out of respect for his gay son. UConn has also announced that its coaching staff would not make the trip to the Final Four. Kentucky superfan...
  • Top State Department aide listed as Clinton Foundation director

    04/01/2015 6:23:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon via Fox News ^ | 4/01/15 | Alana Goodman
    Hillary Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department was listed as a director at the Clinton Foundation in its corporate records for more than three years after joining the administration, highlighting concerns that Clinton's aides were too close to the foundation during her tenure. The "William J. Clinton Foundation Corporation" named Cheryl Mills as one its three directors when it applied for nonprofit corporate status in Florida in June 2009-five months after Mills began serving as Clinton's chief of staff and counsel at the State Department. The organization continued to list Mills as a director in its annual state...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 04 April 2015

    04/01/2015 6:01:57 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CANINE COMFORT Army Spc. Jeffry Cotner helps a dog after it had surgery during Operation Arctic Care at a military veterinary clinic on Kodiak Island, AK, April 7, 2014. Cotner is a food inspector assigned to the 218th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Services, Fort Lewis, WA. DOD photo by EJ Hersom Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. CYCLE KISSES Air Force wounded warrior August O’Neill interacts with his service dog,...
  • Obama-Backed Muslim Ex-Dictator “Wins” Nigerian Election (Boko Haram jazzed)

    04/01/2015 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 3/31/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Boko Haram was a vehicle for Muslim political interests inside and outside Nigeria to destabilize the oil-rich country. By the end, even the Obama administration made it clear that Muhammadu Buhari, the Muslim ex-dictator who had seized power in a coup before being overthrown, was their choice. Simpson reports that Secretary of State John Kerry “made a mockery of the administration’s pretext by hinting in January meetings with both Jonathan and Buhari that the Obama administration might allow weapon sales after the election.” Now the election came out their way, but the weapons sales may be surplus to requirements. Boko...
  • California governor order first ever water restrictions (25% reduction across the state)

    04/01/2015 11:41:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/1/15 | BBC
    The governor of California has created the state's mandatory water reduction orders, following a historic drought. The order mandates a 25% reduction in water sage for cities and town across the state. --snip--
  • Children’s Book about Abortion: My ‘Sister Is a Happy Ghost!’

    04/01/2015 11:22:28 AM PDT · by Baynative · 37 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/25/15 | Katie Yoder
    A three-year-old named Lee defends the abortion of his sister in a new children’s book – by an author with her own “ghost sister.” “Sister Apple, Sister Pig” by Mary Walling Blackburn focuses on an adult topic: abortion. The story follows Lee as he (or “she,” as the author stressed) searches for his sister – who might be an apple, a pig, or somewhere in a tree. Lee later decides “Sister is a happy ghost!” and explicitly says he’s glad Sister isn’t around to inconvenience his parents.
  • Poll: Ted Cruz Gets Big Bump After 2016 Presidency Announcement

    04/01/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 1, 2015 | Andrea Billups
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is getting a big polling bump after his announcement that he will seek his party's nomination, Public Policy Polling reports. Support for the first-term Texas senator, who opened his national campaign office in Houston on Tuesday, rose from 5 percent to 16 percent, PPP noted, pushing Cruz into the top-tier of Republicans who will likely make a primary run. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading the pack, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and then Cruz, whose popularity with conservatives in his party is growing, PPP said of its latest survey of likely GOP...
  • Kerry exposes Iranian family tie — and subjects family to blackmail

    04/01/2015 9:43:46 AM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25 | Kenneth Timmerman
    In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran. “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic...
  • RadioShack co-branding of stores with Sprint wins court approval

    04/01/2015 7:56:40 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/31/2015 | Nick Brown and Tom Hals
    A plan to salvage RadioShack Corp’s RSHCQ.PK business by co-branding most of its 1,740 surviving stores with cellular phone provider Sprint Corp (S.N) earned U.S. bankruptcy court approval on Tuesday, ending four days of contested court hearings. The stores are what survived of more than 4,000 outlets after RadioShack went bankrupt in February. Founded in 1921, the chain was a go-to retailer for electronics before becoming increasingly irrelevant in the digital age. Judge Brendan Shannon, in Delaware bankruptcy court, approved a sale of the stores to the Standard General hedge fund, which plans to keep most of them open under...
  • Will Scott Walker Announce for President Today?

    04/01/2015 7:27:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    P.J. Tattler ^ | April 1, 2015
    The Wisconsin governor has just promised a big announcement for 10 a.m. Central Daylight Time: Scott Walker ‏@ScottWalker 5m5 minutes ago Big announcement coming up at 10:00AM CT. Signup to hear the news first: http://hubs.ly/y0G20x0 – SKW #Forward If so, he would be the second declared candidate for the GOP nomination, along with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Two good, strong conservatives who know how to take the fight to the enemy and to their own party, when need be. More, please.
  • Report: Germanwings Co-Pilot Surfed Gay Porn and Suicide Websites Before Crash

    03/31/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 30 Mar 2015 | John Hayward
    The picture of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’ troubled state of mind grows more complex with the revelation, reported by International Business Times, that investigators have discovered that Lubitz “trawled the dark side of the web visiting, among other things, sites containing gay porn, suicide themes and sexual perversions.” This sheds new light on a seemingly minor detail from early reports: other pilots teased Lubitz by calling him “Tomato Andy” because he worked as a flight attendant before becoming a pilot. According to IBT, this was not merely an insulting reference to the food and beverage duties of a flight attendant;...
  • ALLIES SWEEP ON IN REICH AS ROUT GROWS; EISENHOWER BIDS ISOLATED NAZIS YIELD (4/1/45)

    04/01/2015 4:19:09 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 118 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/1/45 | Drew Middleton, Hal Boyle, Clifton Daniel, Sydney Gruson, Bruce Rae, Charles Hurd, Foster Hailey
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
  • Supreme Court: Health providers can't sue for more Medicaid money

    04/01/2015 2:26:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Healthcare providers can't sue states for keeping Medicaid reimbursements low, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a split 5-4 decision, the justices said five private companies serving Idaho Medicaid patients can't ask courts to force the state to pay them higher reimbursements. The case Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center was brought by five private companies providing Medicaid patients with in-home healthcare and other services. The firms said Idaho unfairly kept reimbursement rates at 2006 levels, even though care continued to grow more expensive.....
  • Scientists Say New Study Is A ‘Death Blow’ To Global Warming Hysteria

    04/01/2015 1:49:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 31, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    A new study out of Germany casts further doubt on the so-called global warming “consensus” by suggesting the atmosphere may be less sensitive to increases in carbon dioxide emissions than most scientists think. A study by scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology found that man-made aerosols had a much smaller cooling effect on the atmosphere during the 20th Century than was previously thought. Why is this big news? It means increases in carbon dioxide emissions likely cause less warming than most climate models suggest. What do aerosols have to do with anything? Well, aerosols are created from human...
  • Engineer wants to turn dumb pavement into a smart I70

    03/31/2015 10:13:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Ledger-Enquirer ^ | March 22, 2015 | Rick Montgomery (Kansas City Star)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The following is about infrastructure. Don't nod off just yet. To be specific, it's about pavement — basic, boring road surface. In the six decades since Interstate 70 began to creep across Missouri, how we view pavement hasn't changed much. Now meet Tim Sylvester, 33. He sees pavement as an electronic tablet with a concrete touch screen, The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1MWYIxn) reports.
  • Woman Arrested After Security Breach at Mineta San Jose International Airport: Officials

    03/31/2015 9:31:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Kristofer Noceda, Lauren Inderhees and Cheryl Hurd
    A woman was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly climbed a fence and got onto Mineta San Jose International Airport property, officials said. Airport Public Information Officer Vicki Day said a UPS airline employee spotted the woman, who was then subsequently arrested. Donations for Nonprofit Stolen in San Jose Day said the security breach did not interrupt the airport's schedule. No other details were immediately available. Tuesday's security breach is the fifth in the past year. Airport officials recently released video of a security breach at the airport that took place on Jan. 29. The most notable security breach at the...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Which Ocean Are You Quiz - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    03/31/2015 6:00:32 PM PDT · by LUV W · 98 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
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  • Outrageous public pensions could bankrupt these states

    03/30/2015 5:31:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Yahoo -FT ^ | 3-30-2015 | Steven Malanga
    Some of the worst public-sector pension problems in America are playing out in states and cities where legislation or local court rulings have granted extraordinary protections to workers’ retirement benefits—far beyond those enjoyed by private-sector employees. ... One can see a glimpse of Illinois’s possible future in Arizona. Last year, the state’s Supreme Court overturned 2011 pension reforms that, among other things, sought to curb expensive annual cost-of-living increases for judges, legislators, and ... The predicament faced by Illinois and Arizona should be a warning, especially to other states where government pensions enjoy extraordinary legal protections. Raising benefits or shortchanging...
  • State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

    03/31/2015 5:19:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/31/15 | Jack Gillum - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject. She asks for a phone call in one, a phone number in another. She seeks advice on .. information leaks, and accidentally replies .. about decorations. The messages also reveal Clinton used an iPad to email while secretary of state .. The four emails were obtained by The Associated Press under a 2013 Freedom of Information Act request ..
  • State Dept IG probing Clinton email setup

    03/31/2015 5:01:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/15 | Megan R. Wilson
    A State Department watchdog has begun an inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email setup, following calls from Republicans about the private email address and server used exclusively by the former secretary during her tenure at Foggy Bottom, The Hill has confirmed. The State Department’s inspector general received a letter from the Republican National Committee only a few days after a New York Times report detailed Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server at her home. John Phillippe, the RNC’s general counsel, urged the watchdog “to conduct an investigation into whether Secretary Clinton violated Department of State policies...
  • Central Student Govt U of MI live vote on Israel Divestiture

    03/31/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 17 replies
    The Michigan Daily ^ | March 31, 2015 | Anastassios Adamopoulos
    A few hours before Central Student Government is set to consider a divestment resolution during their weekly meeting, members of the campus group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality hung a banner from a window in Mason Hall, which read “The Deaths of These Children” and included a list of names. The list names children who have allegedly died amid the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. The banner says the deaths of these children were “sponsored by” companies such as the Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., G4S and United Technologies Corporation. SAFE, a Palestinian solidarity group, posted a photo of the...
  • Clap your hands, baby announcement.

    03/31/2015 2:24:30 PM PDT · by Salman · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 26, 2015 | Jen Cardinal
  • [DNC] Say Pence Press Conference Complicates Things

    03/31/2015 1:11:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Clinton Daily News ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ken Hartman
    In response to Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s press conference today, please see the below statement from Holly Shulman, National Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee: “Nothing Gov. Pence said today changes the fact he advocated for and signed into law a bill that allows Indiana business to discriminate against the LGBT community under the guise of religious freedom. Attacking the media is no excuse for the fact that Pence was warned this legislation would hurt Indiana’s economy and its image weeks before Pence even signed it into law. The business community is not lining up against RFRA because of...
  • Michelle Obama's Two Day Hotel Stay In Cambodia Cost Taxpayers $242,500

    03/31/2015 12:52:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11:15 EST, 31 March 2015
    First lady Michelle Obama's recent trip to Cambodia this month cost taxpayers $242,500 – for hotel rooms alone – allowing her to perform her offical duties at two events for a total of 33 minutes. That's $7,348 of lodging costs for every minute on the job. A government contracting document shows that the State Department authorized spending nearly a quarter-million dollars so Mrs. Obama – traveiling with an entourage of high-ranking government officials and their security detail – could promote the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative, which girls' access to education. Transcripts provided to media by the White House Press Office...
  • The lost nuclear fusion reactor design?

    03/31/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 50 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | March 31, 2015 | By Eric Worrall
    Not many people have heard of Robert Bussard, but he was one of the giants of nuclear fusion research. But if an engineering solution for viable small, household size nuclear fusion reactors is ever discovered, they will almost certainly be largely based on Bussard’s work. Bussard’s focus was on a field of Nuclear fusion research known as electrostatic confinement. Unlike the better known magnetic bottle reactors, such as the $20 billion ITER project, electrostatic confinement can be applied to fusion plasmas which are the size of a small glass fish tank. Electrostatic confinement has been well known since the 1930s....
  • Pence Buckles Under Powerful Gay/Media Blitzkrieg

    03/31/2015 10:04:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Governor Mike Pence of Indiana seems to have caved into enormous pressure and will ask the state legislature for new legislation to make it clear that Christian florists and bakers could be forced to participate in weddings that violate their religious beliefs.Last week, Indiana joined 19 other states and the federal government by enacting a law to protect religious believers from governmental encroachment on religious freedom. Such legislation was cited in the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision that determined religious employers could not be forced to supply abortion drugs to employees under ObamaCare.In a packed press conference this morning,...
  • When John Kerry's Courage Went M.I.A. (Flashback 1993)

    03/31/2015 9:55:54 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Village Voice ^ | February 17, 2004 | By Sydney H. Schanberg
    Senator John Kerry, a decorated battle veteran, was courageous as a navy lieutenant in the Vietnam War. But he was not so courageous more than two decades later, when he covered up voluminous evidence that a significant number of live American prisoners—perhaps hundreds—were never acknowledged or returned after the war-ending treaty was signed in January 1973. The Massachusetts senator, now seeking the presidency, carried out this subterfuge a little over a decade ago— shredding documents, suppressing testimony, and sanitizing the committee's final report—when he was chairman of the Senate Select Committee on P.O.W./ M.I.A. Affairs. Over the years, an abundance...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Hillary Must Be Hiding Something 'Very Bad'

    03/31/2015 8:43:01 AM PDT · by mojito · 78 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 3/30/2015 | Cathy Burke/Sharyl Attkisson
    There must have been "very, very bad or embarrassing" things on Hillary Clinton's personal email server that was wiped clean – including information on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, says former CBC News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. In an interview on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV on Monday, Attkisson said it was just "common sense" that the deleted data was likely worse than the firestorm created by its deletion. "In my experience, there must've been some very, very bad or embarrassing things on there, because it appears as if she'd rather take...
  • Turkish special forces enter courthouse as prosecutor held at gunpoint

    03/31/2015 8:22:22 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Mar 31, 2015 | OSMAN ORSAL AND HUMEYRA PAMUK
    A far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage on Tuesday and threatened to kill him, prompting special forces to enter the courthouse and police to evacuate the building. The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) published a picture of the prosecutor with a gun to his head and said it would kill him at 1236 GMT, three hours after gunmen stormed his office, unless its demands were met.
  • Police arrest two suspects in MetroLink beating [St. Louis train assault]

    03/31/2015 7:58:52 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 25 replies
    fox2now.com (KTVI Channel 2 St. Louis) ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chris Smith
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police have announced arrest in connection to an assault on a MetroLink train a week ago. Police say they have taken into custody a 15-year-old male juvenile and 21-year-old male. The other male pictured in the surveillance video was identified and is no longer wanted in connection to the assault. The attack that happened a week ago showed a 43-year-old male victim being attacked by several suspects after a man in a red hat asked him what he thought about the Michael Brown case. That’s when other suspects began to punch the man in...
  • REMINDER: The Ted Kennedy Shrine Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

    03/30/2015 2:00:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/2015 | Chuck Ross
    On top of an $18.9 million Defense Department grant doled out in Sept. 2010, the Institute received $13.6 million from the Department of Education, according to USASpending.gov. In the 2009 federal budget, another $5.8 million was appropriated through the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services. The state of Massachusetts gave the University of Massachusetts $5 million, earmarked for the Institute. As a senator in 2010, current Sec. of State John Kerry waged an unsuccessful attempt to earmark another $28.9 million for the museum ... the $18.9 million Defense Department earmark was “funneled through the Defense...
  • Feds refusing to show cards in McDonald's case

    03/31/2015 6:17:15 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 24 replies
    WashTimes ^ | March 31, 2015 | 5:00 am | Sean Higgins
    The federal government has said in a major, closely watched lawsuit that McDonald's Corp. violated workers' union rights at its individual franchise restaurants. What officials haven't said is exactly how the corporation did this since it didn't actually employ the workers, the franchise owners did. To win the case, the government will have to prove that McDonald's is a "joint employer" of the workers with the franchises — a concept that runs counter to very understanding of what a franchise is: a legally separate entity that merely rents out the parent corporation's trademarks. The actual charging documents by National Labor...
  • Update: Dave Mahoney backed Scott Walker's marijuana story in radio interview [caught in lie]

    03/31/2015 5:09:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    LaCrosse Tribune ^ | March 30, 2015 | Matthew DeFour
    Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney told the State Journal on Monday he had never discussed marijuana legalization with Gov. Scott Walker, but in a radio interview last year he discussed such a conversation. Mahoney initially disputed a story Gov. Scott Walker told last week in response to a question about marijuana legalization at a luncheon in Phoenix emceed by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. Mahoney later acknowledged the conversation after listening to a recording of the radio interview, but emphasized that it was "in passing" and that he has no recollection of it. At the Phoenix event Walker said he...
  • 3,000 ALLIED TANKS PLUNGE DEEP IN REICH; FLEET POUNDS RYUKYUS 8TH DAY IN ROW (3/31/45)

    03/31/2015 4:36:00 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 119 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/31/45 | Drew Middleton, Gene Currivan, Richard J.H. Johnston, Malcolm Muir, Jr., John MacCormac, more
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  • Gov. Walker doesn't expect bill like Indiana's religious freedom act to become law in Wisconsin

    03/31/2015 2:46:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    WKOW ^ | March 30, 2015 | Caissa Casarez
    MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – Governor Scott Walker talked about Indiana's religious freedom bill on Monday in the Milwaukee area for the first time since it became law last week. Walker believes the NCAA will discuss how the bill, which some say gives businesses the right to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, will impact their headquarters and events like the Big Ten Football Championship Game, which are in Indianapolis, in the near future. Despite that, he doesn't think the law will stop most Badgers fans from making the trip to Indianapolis to see the men's basketball team play in the...
  • TERRI SCHIAVO PLUS TEN

    03/31/2015 2:06:54 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    3/31/2015 | Self
    Today is the tenth anniversary of Terri Schaivo's death after a 13 day process of killing by starvation. At 5 pm today a Memorial Mass will be celebrated in memory of Terri by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput at the Chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. The 2015 Life and Hope Award Gala will occur at 7:15 pm at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street. The keynote speaker will be Glenn Beck, who invested much time and effort on behalf of Terri and in support of her family. Glenn spoke at a...
  • Weinstein: I’m Lucky to Not Have Experienced Anti-Semitism

    03/30/2015 11:19:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/30/15
    SNIP “I’m very lucky that way. My dad did, both in the Army and afterwards, so I can only identify and I feel strongly through him. I’ve had a charmed life that way, but I’m still outraged by what’s going on. And we need to know and let the people who are doing those things know they can’t get away with it.” SNIP
  • Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran (Washington Post Lies)

    03/30/2015 6:28:29 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 March 15 | Scott Clement and Peyton M. Craighill
    By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. But the survey — released hours before Tuesday’s negotiating deadline — also finds few Americans are hopeful that such an agreement will be effective. Nearly six in 10 say they are not confident that a deal will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, unchanged from 15 months ago, when the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia reached an interim agreement with Iran aimed...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Special Warfare Command, California ~ 31 MARCH 2015

    03/30/2015 5:59:41 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 61 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Special Warfare Command, CaliforniaThe United States Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSOC or NSWC) was commissioned on 16 April 1987, at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego, California. As the Naval component to the United States Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, Naval Special Warfare Command provides vision, leadership, doctrinal guidance, resources and oversight to ensure component maritime special operations forces are ready to meet the operational requirements of combatant commanders. Today's Naval Special Warfare operators can trace their origins to the Scouts and Raiders, Naval...
  • IRS won't penalize people for failing to say they have health insurance on tax form

    03/30/2015 5:54:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/30/15 | Robert King
    For the first time, a majority of taxpayers will have to check a box on their tax return attesting they have health insurance either through their job or Medicare or Medicaid. But what happens if they miss it, which can easily happen on the complex form? The Internal Revenue Service told the Washington Examiner it will not penalize anyone who has insurance but neglected to check the box. However, a taxpayer may be asked by the agency if they have health insurance if their return is flagged during a routine check. "The IRS routinely follows-up on the accuracy and completeness...
  • U.S. signed agreement with Mexico to teach immigrants to unionize

    03/30/2015 5:43:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/30/15 | Sean Higgins
    The federal government has signed agreements with three foreign countries — Mexico, Ecuador and the Philippines — to establish outreach programs to teach immigrants their rights to engage in labor organizing in the U.S. The agreements do not distinguish between those who entered legally or illegally. They are part of a broader effort by the National Labor Relations Board to get immigrants involved in union activism. The five-member board is the agency that enforces the National Labor Relations Act, the main federal law covering unions. In 2013, Lafe Solomon, the board's then-acting general counsel, signed a "memorandum of understanding" with...
  • ( NYC ) City housing agency faces $98M shortfall

    03/29/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Crains - New York ^ | March 27, 2015 | Amanda Fung
    The beleaguered New York City Housing Authority said it faces a $98 million budget gap this year that will grow to $400 million by 2025 ... the "financial model for pubic housing is unsustainable." Meanwhile, the Daily News also reported that NYCHA sold off supplies that were needed for repairs and cleanup at its complexes across the city.
  • Man Found Dead in Downtown Miami Was Scottish Soldier

    03/30/2015 4:40:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/31 | Cherine Akbari and Brian Hamacher
    Police are investigating after a man was found dead near a busy Miami intersection early Sunday morning. Oscar Aguilera first found the man's body on a sidewalk at Biscayne Boulevard and 81st Street around 7 a.m. "I saw him not moving and puddle of blood," Aguilera said. "I went and checked and saw when his eyes were wide open." The victim was later identified as 22-year-old Shaun Cole, a Scottish soldier who was in town with friends for the Ultra Music Festival. Cole served in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1SCOTS) and had served in Afghanistan and...
  • Malmstrom tests second Minuteman III missile this week at Vandenberg

    03/30/2015 3:39:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle today at 3:53 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The test reentry vehicle impacted in a pre-established test area in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam approximately 40 minutes after launch. All test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent. The launch team, under the direction of the 576th...
  • Ex-teacher to face 4 separate trials [rape, sexual abuse, Bountiful Utah]

    03/30/2015 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 83 replies
    KSL.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | McKenzie Romero
    BOUNTIFUL — A judge ruled Monday that a former Davis High School teacher will face separate trials on charges of sexually abusing three students. Brianne Altice, 35, faces a total of 14 felony charges — including rape, forcible sodomy, forcible sexual abuse, unlawful sexual activity with a minor and dealing in materials harmful to a minor — stemming from alleged sexual relationships with three former Davis High students who were 16 or 17 years old at the time. Second District Judge Thomas Kay ruled Monday that it was "appropriate and necessary" to split the 10 original charges into three trials,...
  • Washington Post Touts 'Spa-Like' Abortion Mill's 'Unabashed Approach'

    03/30/2015 2:10:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 30, 2015 | 4:11 PM EDT | By Matthew Balan
    On Monday, the Washington Post's Sandhya Somashekhar zeroed in on the "unabashed approach" of Carafem, Washington, DC's latest abortion center, which, in her words, "reflects a new push to destigmatize the nation's most controversial medical procedure by talking about it openly and unapologetically." Somashekhar, the liberal newspaper's "social change" reporter, spotlighted how the upstart "aims to feel more like a spa than a medical clinic." The journalist led her item, "New spa-like abortion clinic is part of a trend to 'destigmatize' the procedure," with the spa comparison and noted its "natural wood floors and plush upholstery." She then pointed out...
  • In fight for Tikrit, U.S. finds enemies on both sides of the battle lines

    03/30/2015 1:30:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 March 2015 | Loveday Morris
    Since the U.S.-led coalition planes launched their first airstrikes in the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit on Wednesday night, threats and accusations from ­Shiite militias who were leading the battle there have grown. Several of the Iranian-backed groups accused coalition aircraft of bombing a headquarters for pro-government fighters in the city on Friday, promising retribution. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad released a statement Friday rebutting the claim, saying there were no coalition strikes in the vicinity at the time, and the Iraqi government also said no such attack took place. The claim was the latest in a long string of...
  • Apple’s Tim Cook is dangerous and a flaming hypocrite

    03/30/2015 1:35:15 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/30/2015 | By: streiff (Diary)
    Ordinarily I wouldnÂ’t concern myself with what some billionaire far-left oligarch thinks. Usually, they donÂ’t think about much beyond making money and having millions of people they neither know or respect suck up to them. AppleÂ’s Steve Jobs made a career of this type of self-important asshattery. His successor, Tim Cook is no different. Weighing in on the Indiana RFRA law signed by Governor Mike Pence last week, Cook has demonstrated he is not only has distinctly fascistic tendencies (part of the whole billionaire far-left oligarch thing) and scarcely as passing knowledge of the US Constitution and the issue at...