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  • ISIS Tells Fighters to GANG RAPE Women Saying Sex With Multiple Jihadis Makes Them MUSLIM

    10/10/2015 10:18:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | NICK GUTTERIDGE
    ISLAMIC State (ISIS) has urged its depraved fighters to convert women to Islam by GANG RAPING them, it emerged today.It emerged as victims of the perverted hate group spoke out about its infamous sex slave markets, where twisted militants can buy women for as little as a packet of cigarettes. ISIS fighters have previously executed women who refused to have sex with them, with many experts saying most young men joining the group are more interested in sex than Islam or jihad. Many of the women come from the Yazidi religious sect and have been horrendously defiled and mutilated by...
  • Saudi Cuts Oil Prices To Asia, U.S.

    10/06/2015 9:26:17 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies ^ | posted yesterday | Abisha Rabiyah
    Saudi Aramco reduced the price of its light-crude deliveries to Asia by $1.70/bbl. As a result, Marketwatch switched to a discount of $1.60/bbl against the rival Dubai benchmark from the previous premium of $0.10/bbl. Aramco also reduced its prices for heavy oil by $2/bbl to the Far East and by $0.30/bbl to the U.S. Aramco also reduced its official selling price for medium grade crude to Asia in November to a discount of $3.20/bbl below the regional benchmark, versus a $1.30 discount for October sales, the company said Sunday. The discount for the medium grade to Asia, the primary market...
  • US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Presentation on LENR

    10/05/2015 8:29:32 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 9 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | 5 October 2015 | Frank Acland
    An interesting presentation has been uploaded on the LENR-Forum which was given by Louis F. DeChiaro, Ph.D, a physicist with the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Dahlgren Warefare Center. The presentation was given at a IEEE Meeting on “LENR Phenomena and Potential Applications” held on Sept. 23 2015 at Teradyne in North Reading, Massachusetts. For people who have been following LENR closely over the past few years, there will not be too much new information in the slideshow. It is mostly a review of what has been happening in the field from the time of Fleischmann and Pons up...
  • Vatican fires senior priest deviant advocate..

    10/03/2015 10:34:37 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 03 Oct 2015 | Religion
    The Vatican has fired a who came out gay on the eve of a major meeting of church leaders to discuss homosexu senior priests. In a statement on Saturday, a spokesman for Pope Francis said Polish priest Krzysztof Charamsa's action had been "very serious and irresponsible". Krzysztof will be replaced "by a theologian" in the Vatican.
  • Frac Industry Catches A Break, Judge Strikes Down Costly Regs

    10/02/2015 5:12:23 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Oilpro ^ | 10/2/15 | Jeff Reed
    A federal judge in Wyoming has issued an injunction against new Department of Interior regulations that tighten controls over hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. The move grants some of relief to producers who would have confronted higher costs at a time when oil prices are already hitting their profits, curbing activity, and reducing headcounts....
  • Trump’s “Silent Majority” Makes Loud Ugly Noises Online

    09/30/2015 7:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    WhoWhatWhy ^ | September 30, 2015 | Klaus Marre
    Early in September, Shaquandra Ratliff was killed in Chicago. The young mother was shot when a fight broke out at a “death remembrance party” for a gang member slain a year ago. But police say Ratliff had no gang affiliation and simply was at the wrong place at the wrong time. In other words, this is a story about yet another innocent black person shot to death. A report on the killing was posted on Yahoo! News, the most popular news site in the United States. Yahoo! News allows people to comment on articles and/or to vote on comments. A...
  • EXCLUSIVE: #Boehner’s Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congresswoman

    09/29/2015 3:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Got News ^ | September 25, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Updated September 25, 2015… first published this article earlier this year and has received numerous confirmations about it since then. Neither McCarthy, nor Ellmers has denied it and now that McCarthy is next in line for the speakership of the House the affair has taken on new relevance. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (center) at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since...
  • Ex-Vegas madam dishes on old profession

    09/22/2015 8:57:35 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies ^ | September 22, 2015 - 6:17am | By Doug Elfman
    Jami Rodman makes it sound as if she were born for high-priced prostitution. "I was addicted to it. I was working every day," she told me over midday coffee in a bustling convention hall. "It's very liberating. I enjoyed the sex part. I enjoyed the sociology part. "It's a great way to meet really cool people," she said. "You're basically dating but without the hassles." Rodman even rose to madam of VIP sex workers, but it wasn't emotionally or financially fulfilling: "That was so much work — 60 women at any given time that were having issues and problems." Two...
  • Trump and Political Celebrity (A view from the far left)

    09/18/2015 3:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Dissident Voice ^ | September 16, 2015 | James Hoover
    It was the ideal audience for Donald Trump. American Airlines center was packed with 20,000 enthralled Texans who seemed to hang on every word of boast, harangue, and self-aggrandizement that passed through Trump’s lips. They whooped and hollered through 90 minutes of Trump speech-making. In scattered and rather loose references to issues, Trump skillfully intermixed attributes of puerile boasting about his skills, mocking his opponents and their cluelessness, and lionizing his “oft-demonstrated” business skills. The biggest winner was his condemnation of American immigration policy while characterizing all “illegals” as leaving a large swatch of murder, rape, and pillage in their...
  • Ayotte to Cruz: What’s your shutdown endgame?

    09/18/2015 5:47:31 AM PDT · by CASchack · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) is pressing fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to reveal his “strategy for success” as he risks a government shutdown in an attempt to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood. In a letter to Cruz on Thursday, Ayotte demanded to know why the firebrand Texas senator — and presidential candidate — is so strongly pushing legislation that the party can't pass. “It is abundantly clear that we lack the votes in the Senate to redirect these funds,” Ayotte, one of four female Republicans in the Senate, wrote in the letter. She goes out of her way...

    09/01/2015 12:54:54 AM PDT · by Rabin · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary server was maintained in the server master network of Clinton Foundation, (a massive, tax exempt, non profit power structure now run by Chelsea). Latest dump reveal that Hillary's shared it's IP address with Bill's, on Clinton Foundation servers since 2009. "Clinton Foundation" net computers had open access and input to top level State Department communications, for years. The Espionage Act frowns on un-cleared access and control of classified matter. It seems clear, Secretary of State sold us out to maintain Bills pay for play, to friend and foe, top dollar foundation. The fact that code word Intel...
  • Hate Groups Use Virginia Shooting As Call To Arms In "Race War"

    08/28/2015 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Vocativ ^ | August 26, 2015 | James King and Adi Cohen
    The League of the South has gone to "Security Condition Orange" and other white supremacist organizations are saying it's time for action.Hate groups across the country are using Wednesday’s televised shooting of two Virginia journalists as a call to arms in the “race war” the shooter referenced in a manifesto he sent to a national news outlet. One group has gone to “Security Condition Orange,” its second-highest alert level, which it says means “eminent (sic) danger probable.” In his manifesto, faxed shortly after the shooting to ABC News, shooter Vester Flanagan claimed to have killed WDBJ journalists Alison Parker, 24,...
  • Donald Trump Hopes to Ethnically Cleanse America To Make It “Great Again”

    08/26/2015 2:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | August 26, 2015 | Adalia Woodbury
    Republicans, led by Donald Trump have made undocumented immigrants the central issue of their primary campaign. In reality, Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals target one specific, ethnic group – Mexicans. David Duke and people who express their “passion” for America by chanting “white Power” are embracing these policies. They’re lapping up everything from his claims that Mexico sends the “bad” immigrants to Mexico will pay for a Trump Wall. No doubt, these are people share Trump’s view that making America “great again” entails preserving white dominance and with it, a future for the Republican Party. He wants to build a...
  • Andrea Rossi Granted E-Cat Patent by US Patent Office

    08/25/2015 9:06:37 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 53 replies
    E-cat World ^ | August 25, 2015 | Frank Acland
    Mats Lewan has posted on his Impossible Invention blog that Andrea Rossi has been granted a US Patent The patent was granted today, August 25 2015.
  • Hillary Clinton diced and sliced

    08/14/2015 9:37:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 August 2015 | Anthony Zurcher North America reporter
    Shortly before she was sworn in as secretary of state in 2009, Hillary Clinton set up an email server, at her home in Chappaqua, NY. She, her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Iranian conduit Huma Abedin, providing an 24-7 administration back channel under cover of state dept electronic correspondence during her four years in office. She did not use, or activate, a email account, which would have been hosted on servers owned and managed by the US government.
  • John Kasich Biggest R.I.N.O. Ever

    08/10/2015 10:03:22 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    08-10-2015 | DallasBiff
    John Kasich has NO business running for President as a Republican! He is one of the biggest R.I.N.O.s around. He's a phony & a liar when he goes on national TV and states he did not have to raise any taxes to balance the Ohio state budget. Well I know for a fact he did raise the Cigarette tax quite high a few months ago to balance "his" Ohio state budget.{But he keeps it a secret}. He states he is a compassionate Republican.....{attending same sex weddings}, yada yada yada.
  • CNN Has PMS Attack over Blood (whatever) Comment to Megyn Kelly

    08/08/2015 2:19:17 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 83 replies
    08-08- | STE=Q
    Donald trump in a CNN interview had the temerity to smack down the talking vagina that is Megyn Kelly after she -- basically -- accused him of being a misogynist: a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women. This is how Megyn Kelly began her non-question, question: "You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Retorted Trump. “No, it wasn’t,” Argued Megyn -- without anything to backup her assertion -- “Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?” So let me get this...
  • Turkey to Boost Security for Energy Infrastructure as PKK Attacks Rise

    08/06/2015 9:21:24 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Thursday, August 06, 2015 | Orhan Coskun and Humeyra Pamuk|
    Oil flow in the Iraq-Turkey pipeline, carrying Kurdish and Kirkuk oil to Turkey's southern port of Ceyhan, resumed on Thursday after a week-long shutdown following a PKK attack, a Turkish energy official and a shipping agent told Reuters.
  • Free tampons would slow flow of gender inequality

    08/05/2015 3:02:22 AM PDT · by One_Upmanship · 67 replies
    Daily Bruin [UCLA] ^ | July 20, 2015 | Zoey Freedman
    To most government officials, feminine hygiene products are a luxury item. But, every day, women are being poisoned by their own bodies because they lack access to even the most essential health products. Meanwhile, most men have no problem getting covered for pills that will help them get a boner. Although still greatly outnumbered and underpaid compared to their male counterparts, women have made so much progress. Yet inequality still lies in the most basic areas of human well-being. Women are still facing unequal treatment when it comes to health care and are paying out of pocket for necessary female...
  • Don’t Get Trumped by Donald Trump’s Poll Numbers

    08/01/2015 3:40:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Campaign Urban ^ | July 20, 2015 | Josh T. Thomas aka Black2basic
    First, in the spirit of full disclosure I was apprehensive to discuss the news surrounding Donald Trump because I find little value in adding to the growing number of articles ripping him apart. I don’t think it benefits our community by taking the same exact stance, for the same exact reasons, as the rest of the world. As if there is another side to take. Plus, I don’t think any of us needed Donald to clarify his stance on immigration or tell us his definition of war hero for everyone to know he is certifiably insane So, why are you...
  • Henry Rollins: Bend Over, America — Here Comes President Trump (You have to see this)

    07/30/2015 7:30:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The L.A. Weekly ^ | July 30, 2015 | Henry Rollins, Black Flag group member
    America is an angry country. It always has been. Those who came before us cleared out the locals by any means necessary, then sanitized the genocidal slaughter as they self-immortalized their deeds into the stuff of legend. After the sun dried the corpses, we set upon each other. Our history is splattered in blood and steeped in unrestrained hostility toward all living creatures. People in countries all over the world trip out on America. Not only do we make films the rest of the planet flocks to see — we are living in them as well. America is so larger-than-life,...
  • Gisele Dons a Burqa to Secretly Fix Her ‘Deflated’ Boobs

    07/29/2015 8:24:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | | Yaron Steinbuch and Isabel Vincent
    This woman in a burqa was not heading to any prayer services. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her kid sister hid under traditional Muslim wear — during the holy month of Ramadan — so they could get secret plastic surgery in Paris, The Post has learned. The Brazilian stunner orchestrated the cloak-and-dagger mission so she could sneak into the swank International Clinique du Parc Monceau for work on her boobs and eyes, sources said.
  • Confederate-Flag-Clad Stripper at an S.F. Judge's Retirement Party

    07/29/2015 8:18:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jul 27, 2015 | Benjamin Wachs
    A retirement party at the city courthouse for superior court judge Richard Kramer featured handcuffs, a whip, and a stripper wearing a Confederate battle flag on her clothes. What happened? · The party planner was from South Carolina and hasn't been watching the news since 1958. · The stripper was an actual cop. · The heart wants what the heart wants. · It was a retirement gift from Judge Judith Scheindlin, who sent her regrets at not being able to attend personally. · This is nothing, Gavin Newsom had three Ukrainian prostitutes reading Democracy in America at his retirement party....
  • Apple Watch Transformed Me — Other Reviewers Myst Like Windows

    07/10/2015 2:27:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 159 replies
    EE Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | R. Colin Johnson, Technology Editor, EE Times
    The Apple Watch has changed my life for the better, solving all the problems I had with the iPhone (such as missing calls while I tried to find it) as well as solving other problems I didn't even now I had until I got it. I didn't want to write this blog about the Apple Watch, because I didn't want to seem like an Apple geek. But after reading the misleading reviews by other editors that shall remained unnamed, I just felt like I had to set the story straight. For one thing, all the features that one reviewer panned...
  • Gay Confederates: What's the Left to Do?

    07/06/2015 3:58:29 PM PDT · by Bobby Blog · 15 replies
    7/6/15 | Robert W Hamilton Jr.
    The Supreme Court’s extra-constitutional decision to make same-sex marriage legal across all 50 states is not without its unintended consequences. Take for example this interesting conundrum: There was a rally to be held over the July 4th holiday weekend in the parking lot of a Walmart in a small town in South Carolina, home of the now-nationally-despised Confederate flag, a rally to show support for said item. In a small parade of vehicles carrying the flag, some were hoisting a second. One of these other flags just happened to be Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition flag. You know the one, the...
  • If ISIS Doesn’t Liberate Palestine… Who Will?

    07/04/2015 8:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies ^ | July 4, 2015 | Franklin Lamb
    Ein el Helwe Palestinian camp, Lebanon: This is one of the questions ricocheting between Palestinians in Syria and Lebanon, posed also by ISIS (Da’ish) operatives, as the hot summer months and plummeting quality of existence raise tensions in the refugee camps and social gatherings. With its resilience, on-the-ground “achievements”, adaptability, global franchising, copy-cat knock-offs, chameleon-like adaptations, combinations and permutations, and slick honing of medium and message, ISIS is offering oppressed and desperate populations in this region both hope and fantasy for escaping their deepening misery. The dream is to escape abject poverty and indignity by any means necessary, and joining...
  • Mystery power plant

    07/04/2015 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 30 replies
    Google Maps ^ | 4 July 2015 | Steely
    Can anyone identify this somewhat mysterious installation? It is located about twenty miles south of Farmington, New Mexico, in an area identified as "Navajo Nation Off-Reservation Trust Land." It is connected to a great deal of electric power transmission capacity, has no visible chimney, but has a supply of cooling water brought to it by means of a canal from Morgan Lake. I was not able to find it on any list of power plants in the state of New Mexico. The nearest listed power plant is the Four Corners generating station in Fruitland New Mexico. Morgan Lake supplies cooling...
  • Why Do Mexican Men Think White Women Are Sluts?

    07/02/2015 11:34:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Thursday, Jul 2 2015 | GUSTAVO ARELLANO
    DEAR MEXICAN: I'm a Canadian woman who has been travelling to Mexico (Guanajuato y Oaxaca, the cute places) lately. I travel alone and want to understand the "social" rules a little better. I was told by an expat American living in Mexico that Mexican men think all American women are sluts. (I assume that generalization extends to canadienses.) His theory is that Mexicans see television shows like Sex and the City and think it's reality. I'm acutely aware of this when interacting with Mexican men, and as a result am somewhat guarded, which I really don't want to be. I'd...
  • WHO: To Avoid MERS, Don’t Drink Camel Urine

    06/26/2015 11:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/28 | ELIAS GROLL
    Six people have died, 87 have been infected, and some 1,800 schools and kindergartens have temporarily shut their doors amid an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea. It’s likely the most significant outbreak of the disease outside the Middle East, and over the weekend, the World Health Organization released details on new cases of the disease in South Korea. It also issued a surprising piece of advice for individuals seeking to avoid infection: Drink neither raw camel milk nor camel urine. That’s perhaps not as strange as it sounds. While the exact transmission mechanisms remain unclear, it...
  • GAO report blasts Air Force justification for A-10 retirement

    06/26/2015 10:38:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 14 replies
    U.S. Air Force Times ^ | 6/26/2015 | Staff
    The Air Force based its plan to retire the A-10 on projection of cost savings, ignoring mission (close air support), the Government Accountability Office. GAO punches holes in Air Force's bosses decision to retire the attack jet, saying planners did not, did not include the increased workload on other aircraft tasked Baltic & Black Sea theater realities. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, to block the Air Force's pro Soviet armor superiority, review. The agency states that the Air Force made the plan to retire the A-10 based on a "enemy with-in" review". The Air Force's guidance prioritized fifth-generation aircraft, readiness and...
  • Wait Lists Grow as Many More Veterans Seek Care and Funding Falls Far Short

    06/20/2015 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    N Y Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2015 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    One year after outrage over health care allegedly shook the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is but again facing crisis. The number of veterans on waiting lists of one month or more is now 50 percent higher than it was during the height of last year’s institutionalized: "delay is cheaper than dirt" directive and "dead vets cost less" budget cover-ups came to light. Mr. Gibson, deputy secretary indicated possible savings options — by rationing new treatments to older veterans and excluding patients who have advanced terminal diseases or a “persistent vegetative state or dementia”. The agency (also) needs to...
  • Questions Raised Over Poroshenko's Role In Valuable Kyiv Land Deal

    06/08/2015 7:40:35 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 69 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 6/8/2015 | Maksym Savchuk and Daisy Sindelar
    KYIV -- An investigation by RFE/RL shows that Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko may have used his presidential influence to shut down investigations into damage of a protected historic site caused by unauthorized construction on his private property in central Kyiv. Two reports broadcast on RFE/RL's Ukrainian-language television program, Schemes, reveal that over the course of seven years, Poroshenko quietly purchased a plot of protected land in Kyiv's elite Pechera district and recently quashed an inquiry into the damage of an 18th-century structure caused by construction work on his plot. The revelations come as Poroshenko, soon to mark his first year...
  • Parking Machine Calls French Mayor a B**tard

    06/04/2015 8:54:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Jun 2015
    A scandal-hit French politician has launched a complaint after a parking machine in the town where is mayor issued around 500 tickets that called him a "thieving b**tard". Police are investigating. French politicians are used to insults... but not from parking ticket machines But that's exactly what happened to Jean-François Copé the scandal-hit mayor of the town of Meaux. The politician, who is the former head of the newly-named French opposition party Les Republicains, quit the party last May after shocking revelations emerged over a funding scandal for Nicolas Sarkozy's failed 2012 election campaign. But Copé is still in a...
  • Anthony Weiner’s Poorly Phrased Tweet Completely Backfires

    05/27/2015 9:27:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2 | Richard Johnson
    SNIP Blackhawks on Monday, the husband of Huma Abedin tweeted, “So this is what a PP looks like.” He meant “power play.” SNIP Sydney Leathers, Weiner’s sexting partner, tweeted: “I showed everyone what your PP looks like.”
  • McConnell moves to end debate on 'fast track' trade bill

    05/19/2015 11:41:54 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 19, 2015 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Many oppose "fast track" authority, which will give Obama expanded power in international deals. McConnell is refusing to allow votes on amendments, breaking a pledge to allow an open process (has) filed cloture.
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True History of the War for Southern Independence

    05/12/2015 3:00:03 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 478 replies ^ | July 22, 2014 | Clyde Wilson
    We Sons of Confederate Veterans are charged with preserving the good name of the Confederate soldier. The world, for the most part, has acknowledged what Gen. R. E. Lee described in his farewell address as the “valour and devotion” and “unsurpassed courage and fortitude” of the Confederate soldier. The Stephen D. Lee Institute program is dedicated to that part of our duty that charges us not only to honour the Confederate soldier but “to vindicate the cause for which he fought.” We are here to make the case not only for the Confederate soldier but for his cause. It is...
  • State offices in SC closed for Confederate Memorial Day

    05/11/2015 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies ^ | May 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State offices across South Carolina are closed Monday for Confederate Memorial Day. The holiday itself was Sunday, marking 152 years since Southern Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died after he was accidentally wounded by his own troops. But since May 10 was on a Sunday, the holiday for state workers is on Monday this year. Several other states in the South also have official holidays to honor the Confederacy, although the dates vary.
  • LGBT Is the Real Moral Majority (Yeah, he went there)

    05/08/2015 11:05:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 8, 2015 | Michael Tomasky
    Evangelicals could learn to reap the success of their ideological opponents, notably the LGBT community. But when you think your orders come from God, evolution can be tough.So now that Mike Huckabee has thrown in, we have three or arguably four Republican candidates elbowing one another to win the collective heart of the evangelical right. In addition to Huck, thereÂ’s Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and maybe Rand Paul, whose links to the constituency are more tenuous but who clearly is in there pitching. What they all understand, of course, is that the evangelical presence looms large in the Iowa caucuses,...
  • Police Investigate Cocaine Found in Wrapped Granola Bar

    05/07/2015 8:07:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Thursday, May 7, 2015
    San Antonio police are investigating how a small packet of cocaine ended up in a wrapped Nature Valley granola bar. Cynthia Rodriguez of San Antonio told police on March 18 that the bag fell from inside the wrapped bar she was eating. Police are examining the cocaine, the wrapper and the original box of granola bars.
  • New, Scary Street Drug Called Flakka or ‘$5 Insanity’ on Rise in U.S.

    05/07/2015 7:18:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    Q13Fox ^ | David Rose
    A dangerous new drug is on the streets — it is called flakka or gravel or “$5 insanity.” And there’s a reason it has that last nickname. The drug spikes a user’s body temperature to dangerous levels, gives them paranoid hallucinations and makes them incredibly strong. In one case, a man in Florida ran naked down the street and then tried to have sex with a tree before being arrested. He told cops he was Thor — yes, the mythical god of thunder.
  • New Black Panther leader: “Bomb Nurseries to Kill White Babies”

    05/06/2015 6:15:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Joe for America ^ | May 5, 2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    Hold your breath forever waiting for Obama’s Justice Department to take action or even make mention of this hate group urging to kill white babies. Can you fathom what would happen if the colors were reversed here?It’s easy to call these hateful ignoramus’ but I think the important factor here is that they’ve become emboldened by the fact that their racist and violent actions and words in the past have been met with no resistance from this White House. Our guy Joe Newby has the story: In a video posted at on Tuesday, a New Black Panther Leader identified...
  • Bar Owner on Trial for 'Killing' Customer Who Drank 56 Shots

    05/04/2015 5:05:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, May 5, 2015 | Ian Sparks
    A BAR owner accused of killing a customer by letting him drink 56 “shots” of spirits went on trial for manslaughter yesterday.The 57-year-old man was trying to beat a record of 55 shots in one evening at Le Starter, a bar in Clermont-Ferrand, central France. The landlord allegedly told his customer “only 12 to go” as he neared his target. After completing the challenge, he was carried home by his daughter and friends – but he had a heart attack and died the next day. The daughter’s lawyer Antoine Portal said before the trial: “It is not known whether he...
  • Reference manual on scientific evidence versus NO SAFE LEVEL CLAIM BY THE Surgeon General

    05/02/2015 2:27:29 AM PDT · by harleyrider1978 · 65 replies
    NYC C.A.S.H. reference manual on scientific evidence for federal courts | Open Information | multiples
    OSHA also took on the passive smoking fraud Reference Manual Scientificn Evidence Third Edition These limits generally are based on assessments of health risk and calculations of concentrations that are associated with what the regulators believe to be negligibly small risks. The calculations are made after first identifying the total dose of a chemical that is safe (poses a negligible risk) and then determining the concentration of that chemical in the medium of concern that should not be exceeded if exposed individuals (typically those at the high end of media contact) are not to incur a dose greater than the...
  • Thanks for the memories, but it's time for Christians to unite not fight

    03/03/2015 12:32:27 PM PST · by two134711 · 1,125 replies
    self | 3/2/2015 | two134711
    Thank you Free Republic for allowing me to post and vent on this site for over ten years. I am a young, married conservative woman who is trying to raise her daughter to be a fine, upstanding lady, an educated woman and a worthy wife to a decent man. Despite the stupidity of my generation (I am on the cusp of GenX and GenY) there is hope. Many young people are more prolife than ever. And at last, many others are beginning to open their eyes to the lies of socialism. However recent events on this site like witnessing the...
  • The US Navy's Toilet Bomb

    03/01/2015 7:35:48 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 39 replies
    Neatorama ^ | 2/28/15 | John Farrier
    In 1965, the aircraft carrier USS Midway was bombing Vietnam. VA-25, an attack aviation unit of the Navy, operated from the Midway. In October, one of the toilets on the ship cracked. The crew planned to dispose of it. Commander Bill Stoddard, the executive officer of VA-25, came up with a novel way to get rid of the toilet. To celebrate the six millionth pound of ordnance dropped by his unit, Cdr. Stoddard had the toilet painted with the "Fist of the Fleet" emblem of his unit. It was then loaded onto his Skyraider. Cdr. Stoddard dropped it on a...
  • Shocking moment orchard worker, 35, was gunned down by police for 'throwing rocks'

    02/28/2015 9:59:35 PM PST · by Rabin · 53 replies ^ | February 2015 | Associated Press Reporter
    Jan. 26 death death of Jessica Hernandez's who was shot by dead by police was ruled a homicide (deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another;), Fourty seven shots were fired, Jessica a 17-year-old Colorado girl, was unarmed. Antonio Zambrano-Montes, 35-year-old Washington orchard worker (Mex) in had thrown rock at (moving) cars. Tonio was fired upon 17 times by Pasco police from less than five yards...
  • A-10 Warthogs return

    02/21/2015 8:09:04 PM PST · by Rabin · 40 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 19, 2015 | Jennifer H. Svan
    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany — Fighting rages in Ukraine, Leaders in Europe on Wednesday welcomed back a Cold War Hammer. Twelve of the previous one hundred forty, Close-air support A-10 “Warthogs” — designed in the 1970s to knock out Soviet tanks — are back in Germany.
  • Is Rudy Giuliani A Modern-Day Racist Who Doesn’t Know It?

    02/20/2015 8:25:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Rudolph Giuliani’s hot off the press comments about President Barack Obama has proven the politician to be a delusional racist. While speaking in front of a New York fundraising crowd, he tried to deliver poignant commentary on Obama’s apparent lack of patriotism, but instead said: “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country.” These are...
  • America’s unjust efforts to preserve white privilege (COMMENTARY)

    02/18/2015 5:38:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | February 17, 2015 | Father Tom Ehrich
    TUBA CITY, Ariz. (RNS) As I pass through the Navajo Nation on my 4,000-mile drive across America, I catch a disturbing glimpse of a white-power insurgency happening in all regions. White settlement of the Southwest meant dislodging the native population at gunpoint. U.S. Army troops slaughtered the Navajo at will. Whites broke one treaty after another, then forced the Navajo in 1864 onto a “Long Walk” of 300 miles away from their tribal lands. When a pregnant Navajo woman came to childbirth, an impatient Army soldier simply shot her. The Navajo were allowed to return four years later to a...
  • Meet Erick Gelhaus - All About The Sheriff’s Deputy Who Shot And Killed Andy Lopez

    02/14/2015 9:55:00 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    International Buisness Times ^ | October 30 2013 | Treye Green
    Death of Andy Lopez continues to outrage some people across the nation... after the 13-year-old was shot down and riddled on Oct. 22 when a sheriff’s deputy...