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  • 'Sons of Guns' star Will Hayden arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping minor

    08/27/2014 7:23:57 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 35 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Foxnews
    “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden has been arrested again, this time for aggravated rape, according to documents sent to FOX411 by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. Hayden is accused of raping a minor “almost daily” since March 2013 and taking her virginity when she was 11 years old. TMZ reports the girl is Hayden’s daughter. During an interview with detectives, the alleged victim said she did not report the sexual abuse because she was afraid Hayden would hurt her. The most recent abuse of the now-12-year-old girl occurred during July 2014, according to the documents. According to police...
  • Classics radio still has a home on Western Pennsylvania dials

    08/27/2014 5:03:55 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Pitt Trib Review ^ | 8/26/14 | Patrick Cloonan
    Some oldies fans get their fix from XM radio stations or internet streaming music like Pandora. But since WJAS (1320 AM) was sold and switched from “nostalgia” programming to talk earlier this month, fans have been searching for a new radio station to hear their favorite music. “It was a shock for them to shift to talk shows from music that a lot of people liked,” said Anne Zuza, 70, of Ross. As another ex-WJAS listener emailed: “Is there any other station that plays the classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s?” That depends on your interpretation of “classic...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 27, 2014

    08/27/2014 3:14:11 AM PDT · by sneakers · 16 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • GMA Kicks Off College Football Season [video w/ 15 sec ad]

    08/26/2014 2:14:19 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    abc news ^ | 8-26-14 | abc gma
    Herby was in NY today w/ GMA folks. Watch Lara Spencer kick a FG barefoot.
  • A Crime Between Races Happened in West Point, Mississippi

    08/26/2014 1:33:54 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 10 replies
    Water Cooler Talk ^ | 08/26/14 | Joseph B. St. John
    A crime between races happened in West Point, Mississippi this weekend and no one stole other people’s stuff. No one showed their grief by stealing a television for their personal use. No one stole alcohol to show that they wanted justice. No one destroyed anyone else’s property to prove they want equality. No, in West Point, Mississippi, people acted civilized. In West Point, Mississippi a group of African Americans attacked two white guys and CNN, FOX and MSNBC will not be there. No special interest groups will be marching in the street and celebrity do-gooders, who protest for profit, will...
  • N.C. State students develop nail polish to detect date rape drugs

    08/26/2014 12:31:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-25-14 | Jessica Chasmer
    Four male students at North Carolina State University have developed a prototype for a new nail polish line that changes color when it comes into contact with date rape drugs. Ankesh Madan, Tasso Von Windheim, Tyler Confrey-Maloney, and Stephan Gray founded Undercover Colors, coined as “the first fashion company working to prevent sexual assault,” The Mary Sue reported. A woman paints her nails with the polish, and when her nails come into contact with a liquid, the color will change if drugs like Rohypnol, Xanax, or GHB are present. “In the U.S., 18% of women will be sexually assaulted in...
  • Too good to be true? USC vetting Josh Shaw’s heroic story

    08/26/2014 11:05:06 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 8-26-14 | Kevin McGuire
    Sometimes a story is too good to be true. Could this be the latest example of that adage at work? USC is opening an internal investigation into the story of senior cornerback John Shaw saving his nephew from drowning. The story shared by USC’s athletics website was inspirational and a touching one. Shaw reportedly suffered a pair of high ankle sprains while allegedly leaping from a second floor balcony into a pool below to save his nephew, who cannot swim. A day later, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian says there may be conflicting information regarding how the injury to Shaw’s...
  • How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

    08/26/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | August 18, 2014 5:21 PM ET | Laura Sydell
    Many institutions have their archives stored on CDs — but the discs aren't as stable as once thought. There is no average life span for a CD, says preservationist Michele Youket, "because there is no average disc." --- Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc. Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs — from sound recordings to public records — is going to disappear. Some of those little silver discs...
  • Attorney and Cop Scuffle after Traffic Stop (video)

    08/26/2014 8:41:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-29-2014 | YouTube.com
    ST. ALBANS (VT) — Police video and documents provided to the St. Albans Messenger show how an ordinary traffic stop last week degenerated into a physical altercation, which further disintegrated into the use of ethnic and homophobic slurs. Local attorney Peter J.R. Martin, 74, was stopped by Officer Mike Malinowski of the St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) Thursday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. for having tinted windows, which are not legal in Vermont. The incident occurred on Lake Road near Cherry Street at St. Albans Bay. Martin was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He has pleaded not...
  • I don't get it. Obama 'pardoning illegals' does nothing.

    08/26/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 78 replies
    8/26/2014 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Everyone is predicting that Obama will 'grant Executive Amnesty' to illegal aliens before Labor Day. Can anyone explain to me what law, clause or Constitutional article Obama can cite that permits him the power to do such a thing? Anything. I'll settle for anything. Pardons wouldn't work. All that would do is forgive the past crimes of being in the country illegally. One microsecond after the Pardon was issued, all the illegal immigrants would be committing a new crime, the ongoing crime of being here illegally. Pardons cannot be granted for future crimes, so that won't work either. Just what...
  • Mexican President Calls for Immigration Reform in USA: 'A Matter of Justice'

    08/26/2014 7:06:14 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/26/2014 | BRIAN MELLEY
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico's president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong. "We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of the United States," President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday. "This, at the end, is about — and only about — a matter of justice for those who contribute so much to the development of the American society." Hispanics have now become a force to be reckoned with in California. They...
  • Arby’s creates $10 mega meat sandwich

    08/26/2014 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | August 25, 2014 | Chelsea Mies
    After realizing that people thought Arby’s mainly served roast beef, the company made a poster showcasing a large stack of all the meats on the menu, which includes bacon and brisket, according to The Washington Post. It worked. “People started coming in and asking, ‘Can I have that?’” Arby’s vice president of brand and corporate communications Christopher Fuller said. Arby’s decided to go with it, and the “Meat Mountain” was born. It will not be listed on the menu, but store associates will make it for the customers who request it. At $10, the sandwich includes (from the bottom up)...
  • Abortion backers launch “Taco or Beer Challenge,” because ice water is so cold and wet

    08/26/2014 4:39:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Around the world, famous and nonfamous people alike are filming themselves dumping or having dumped ice water on their heads in the new fad called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The dunkee then pays it forward by challenging others to do the same. Party poopers are supposed to donate $100 to the cause. Pro-lifers oppose donating to the ALS Association because it supports research of human embryos and aborted fetal cells. Our opposition has even made national news, which is helpful in bringing attention to ALSA’s deadly research. Pro-lifers are still enjoying the ice bucket challenge, they just donate to...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 26, 2014

    08/26/2014 3:01:17 AM PDT · by sneakers · 8 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/25/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 28 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 8-25-14 | Graham Watson
    USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw has been sidelined indefinitely after suffering two high ankle sprains while saving his 7-year-old nephew from drowning. According to USC’s RipsIt Blog, Shaw was attending a function at his cousin’s apartment when he looked down from the second-floor balcony and saw his 7-year-old nephew, who cannot swim, had fallen in the pool and was struggling to stay afloat. With total disregard for personal safety, Shaw jumped off the balcony and landed on the concrete below. He then crawled into the pool, grabbed his nephew and got him to safety. Then, even though both of his...
  • Ban on guns in places that sell alcohol struck down on Second Amendment grounds (Truncated Title)

    08/25/2014 7:08:51 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 25, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Baton Rouge Code of Ordinances § 13:95.3 provides, (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his possession a firearm, or other instrumentality customarily used or intended for probable use as a dangerous weapon, in any premises where alcoholic beverages are sold and/or consumed on the premises except the owner or lessee of the premises, or their employees [or law enforcement officials]…. (b) … Any person who enters a place where alcoholic beverages are sold and/or consumed on the premises does, by the mere fact of entering, consent to a search of his person for any firearm...
  • More Lies and Cowardice from Obama: Tries to Take Back “Junior Varsity” Comment

    08/25/2014 6:40:19 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/25/2014 | Pamela Geller
    New Yorker editor David Remnick asked the president why the Al Qaeda flag is now seen flying in Falluja in Iraq and in certain locations in Syria, and therefore the jihad group has not been “decimated” as Obama had said repeatedly during his 2012 reelection campaign. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama told Remnick. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist...
  • Silver/Gold in a Self Directed IRA

    08/25/2014 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 25 replies
    My old company wants to liquidate their pension system and is offering former employees a buyout of cash. I want to create a self directed IRA and take physical possession of the silver and gold bullion but needing help researching. Some websites say having the coins in a bank deposit constitutes control of the assets, but I'm looking for help in determining what I can/cannot due. Thank you.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 25, 2014

    08/25/2014 2:50:57 AM PDT · by sneakers · 15 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Keith Olbermann Calls on ESPN to Ban 'Redskins'

    08/24/2014 5:21:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On his Friday program, Keith Olbermann called on ESPN to "officially" ban the use of "Redskins." Citing Greg Gumbel, Tom Jackson, Peter King, Phil Simms, Mike Caray, Tony Dungy and others who have expressed concerns about using the team's name, Olbermann said that ESPN is the "conduit of sports" in the country while also being "loathe to be the news." Olbermann said that list of the words he and his colleagues cannot say on the air is "justifiably long" and "way less offensive than the name of the Washington team." He said he personally felt that "it is time for...
  • Old Timey PHOTO) Circa 1890 - Man Riding a Goat

    08/24/2014 2:41:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1890 | Retronaut
    1890: Man riding a goat Man riding a goat, 1890 (Initiation into fraternal group). Photographer: Chas.v. Hamer, Columbus O, USA
  • IndyCar: GoPro GP of Sonoma to go ahead as scheduled following earthquake

    08/24/2014 11:12:19 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 10 replies
    Racer.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2014 | Unknown
    IndyCar and Sonoma Raceway officials have confirmed that today's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will go ahead as scheduled despite the earthquake that hit the area early on Sunday morning. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter about six miles south of Napa woke residents and visitors about 3:20 a.m. local time. The jarring quake lasted about 25 seconds, and multiple aftershocks have been recorded. No damage was reported at the racetrack – which is located about 15 miles from the American Canyon site named as the epicenter of the quake – or its main arteries, California Highways 37 and...
  • A Real Live Gnome in Pennsylvania?

    08/24/2014 10:17:04 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 45 replies
    Earthfiles.com ^ | 23AUG2014 | Linda Moulton Howe
    August 23, 2014 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - In 1200 A.D., a Swedish man named Frederik Ugarph found a hard wood statue only about six inches (15 cm) high of a little person wearing a conical hat in what is now Trondheim, Norway. The statue was standing on a pedestal engraved with the words: “NISSE Riktig Storrelse.” That means, “Gnome, actual height.” Owned and housed today by the Oliv family in Uppsala, Norway, X-ray tests indicate the wooden statue is more than 2,000 years old, perhaps carved from a tree that is no longer known. Another historic account of a “miniature person”...
  • Eric Holder, Racial Profiler

    08/23/2014 6:56:32 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it an overreaction for which Officer Wilson should suffer serious civil and criminal consequences? Such questions can only be answered by a thorough...
  • What Part of the Constitution Do Liberals Still Support?

    08/23/2014 2:05:15 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Realclearpolitics.com ^ | 08/23/2014 | Frank Donatelli
    With every passing day, President Obama uses his pen and his phone to expand his power and unilaterally change immigration, health care, energy, and tax laws. These actions have met with the approval of liberals everywhere. This is not a new attitude. Liberals have always been in favor of the “imperial presidency” from Roosevelt to Johnson to Obama, conveniently skipping Richard Nixon, of course. Liberal scholars have long championed the need of chief executives to meet modern exigencies as defined by liberal priorities—so long as a Democrat was in the White House. Curiously, while liberals believe the chief executive can...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Obama: Beheading and Golf

    08/23/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-22-14 | DFU
    commentary -- OBAMA: BEHEADING AND GOLF in graphics (not the beheading) and limerick
  • Tueller Drill On A Moving Target - Video [How close is too close]

    08/23/2014 4:30:05 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | Staff
    H/T Ace of Spades http://ace.mu.nu/ Why Police Use Lethal Force at 21 Feet
  • US Copyright Office: We Can’t Register a Monkey Selfie… Or One Taken by a God

    08/23/2014 12:29:58 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 23,2014 | DL Cade
    In its updated 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition” released yesterday, the US Copyright Office took the side of Wikimedia in their argument with nature photographer David Slater when the office wrote that they cannot register works by monkeys.
  • Former Miss Spain becomes first openly gay national beauty queen with sultry snap

    08/22/2014 5:42:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 61 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 22, 2014
    Patricia Yurena, a two-time winner of her country’s national contest and a runner-up in last year’s Miss Universe competition, came out as a lesbian on Instagram this Tuesday.
  • The Myth of Trigger-Happy White Cops (Flashback!!!)

    08/22/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 04/16/2001 | John Perazzo
    ---snip--- Perhaps it is time that Americans were finally told the truth about the police, so they might avoid falling prey to the self-serving lies of the aforementioned, self-anointed guardians of "civil rights." The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that in 1998, fully 62 percent of the 367 suspects killed by police officers nationwide were white, and 35 percent were black. In fact, police killings of white suspects have outnumbered those of black suspects in every single year since 1978. Moreover, black officers are far likelier to shoot black suspects than are white officers. In 1998, for instance, the black-officer-kills-black-felon...
  • Austin: Unisex bathroom ordinance proposed (Idiot alert)

    08/22/2014 6:23:55 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 49 replies
    KLBJ Radio ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | Not specified
    In the near future, you may no longer have to wait in line to use the men's or women's room. A proposed city-wide ordinance would make all business, single occupancy bathrooms, "gender neutral." Some businesses around town already have unisex bathrooms. None of them wanted to talk to FOX 7 on camera, but if this ordinance passes, all businesses will eventually have to adopt the rule if their bathrooms only have one toilet. For some people, it's not as simple as identifying with the silhouette of a man or woman in a dress. "We're in regular contact with leaders within...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 23, 2014

    08/22/2014 3:20:24 AM PDT · by sneakers · 21 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK: Ferguson Rioters Want Free Stuff

    08/21/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-21-14 | DFU
    I GOTS TO GET ME SOME FREE STUFF
  • (Those Were The Days!) PHOTO: Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747

    08/21/2014 7:19:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 106 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Circa 1960's | Retronaut
    Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747 The 1960's were barely done when Pan Am again set a standard the rest of the world was forced to follow. Pan American's Boeing B-747 Jumbo Jets brought down the cost of long distance air travel once again. Source: Pan Am Historical Foundation
  • Freep a Poll! (What do you think about the death of Michael Brown?)

    08/21/2014 1:44:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 8-20-14 | Headline of the Day
    What do you think about the death of Michael Brown? He was executed by a racist Nazi cop. Officer Wilson overstepped his bounds. It was an unfortunate death. I never heard of him. We should wait for the facts to come out. He had it coming.
  • Former CIA Officer: ‘A Lot of Communication’ Between ISIS, Mexican Cartels

    08/21/2014 9:52:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/21/2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Former CIA covert operations officer Mike Baker said that he believes there is “a lot of communication” between ISIS and Mexican drug cartels given past efforts by al Qaeda to do likewise on Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” “We’ve had good intel over the years about al Qaeda, about their efforts to coordinate with, as an example, Mexican cartels...in an effort to try to exploit our southern border” he reported, adding that a terrorist group like ISIS “absolutely” knows about the lack of security on the border. Baker stated he believes there is “a lot of communication” between ISIS and drug...
  • Bill Clinton Now Enjoys $1,000 Cigars

    08/21/2014 5:35:04 AM PDT · by W. · 48 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/21/2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Bill Clinton enjoys a Gurkha cigar, "the Rolls Royce of the cigar industry." "The cigars are close to $1,000 each," says the cigar boss.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 21, 2014

    08/21/2014 2:26:38 AM PDT · by sneakers · 22 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head

    08/20/2014 3:50:14 PM PDT · by wtd · 124 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 19, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed. [snip] Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government. He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo. In the conflict between Israel and Hamas, his tweets and retweets were chock full of pro-terrorist propaganda. link
  • Hamas warns foreign airlines: Avoid Israel starting 6 A.M. Thursday

    08/20/2014 10:48:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 08/20/2014 | Haaretz
    22 Palestinians killed in last day; 140 rockets and mortars fired at Israel; Israeli strike reportedly targets Hamas military chief. Hamas says in an official statement that Israel "failed" to kill the group's military wing's commander Mohammed Deif, and that he will continue to lead the Palestinian struggle. Earlier, Fox News reported that an Israeli intelligence source said Deif was killed in an Israel airstrike on Tuesday. "The leaders of the enemy were behind their offices looking at the screens and their intelligence and apparatuses made them believe that the moment of celebration was imminent," the Hamas spokesman said. "You...
  • Motorcyclist Slams Into Back of a Car, But a Dazzling Act of Acrobatics Leads to an Amazing Landing

    08/20/2014 10:09:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    ijreview ^ | August 20, 2014 | Reid
    This is one of those moments that if you saw it in a movie, you would say, “This could never happen in real life.” But it did. Yesterday, a Russian dash cam caught a motorcyclist flying through the streets as they smashed into the back of a moving car, and just like a scene out of Mission Impossible, the biker does a front flip and safely lands standing on top of the car he hit. Amazingly, the motorcyclist survived – by flipping onto the top of a car and landing on both feet. No sweat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vd_OuqUAaI
  • Vanity: Question about GooglePlus/YouTube

    08/20/2014 10:00:32 AM PDT · by ru4liberty · 8 replies
    What does it mean when someone on YouTube adds you to their circle? I'm not familiar with this person. I don't participate in circles and am unclear how they work. Social media is creepy to me, so I don't participate in any of it. I hate GooglePlus, but I had to sign onto it in order to continue to participate on YouTube. Now I'm creeped out when some stranger puts me in their circle. Am I justified in my paranoia or is it harmless when someone does that? Does my YouTube name show up somewhere where I have no control...
  • Perry Grand Juror Was An Active Democratic Party Delegate During Jury Proceedings

    08/20/2014 9:44:29 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    MediaTrackers ^ | 08/20/2014 | Brian Sikma
    Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic state politics is important because she claimed yesterday to the Houston Chronicle that her decision to indict Perry, a Republican, was not based on politics. “For me, it’s not a political decision,” Chalmers told the newspaper. “That’s what a grand jury is about – take the emotion out of it and look at the facts and make...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 20, 2014

    08/20/2014 3:05:25 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • What would federal prosecutors have to prove in the Michael Brown shooting?

    08/20/2014 2:38:20 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 28 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 19, 2014 | Paul Cassell
    On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder will go to Ferguson, Mo. to assess the progress being made in the FBI’s investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown. With that visit in mind, it may be useful to consider what federal prosecutors would have to prove to obtain a federal civil rights conviction. It wouldn’t be easy. The elements required to prove a federal criminal civil rights violation are quite demanding. Here are jury instructions describing the elements of a federal civil right offense, taken from the leading federal jury instruction form book: First: That the defendant deprived the victim...
  • Cops cleared more than 400 times each year for justified homicides

    08/20/2014 1:05:46 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    More than 400 fatal police killings a year are sanctioned by local, state and federal authorities as justified homicides, but the FBI doesn’t specifically track how many times officers are prosecuted for improperly causing a person’s death. The FBI said Tuesday that it doesn’t keep statistics on specific prosecutions of law enforcement officers because it doesn’t track crimes by profession, though it does track justified homicide rulings. In 2012, the last year available for full statistics, law enforcement ruled a total of 410 deaths as justified homicides, the FBI said. The annual number has been steady for much of the...
  • Nascar SCS IRWIN Tools at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday August 23 on ABC at 7:30 PM ET

    08/19/2014 7:08:58 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 150 replies
  • Key Observation of Michael Brown's Aggressive Behavior

    08/19/2014 6:58:17 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 19, 2014 | CivilWarBrewing
    At 1:14 in the video at link, notice how Brown approaches the store owner then pushes him hard. Brown then moves to exit the store then turns around to approach the store owner a SECOND time. According to some witnesses, this 're-approach' is the same technique used against Officer Wilson. Allegedly, Brown approached Wilson attempting to push him back into his patrol car then punching him in the face, then walks away only to approach Wilson a SECOND time.
  • 5 Omani Women Held for Jewellery Theft

    08/19/2014 12:58:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014
    Kuwaiti police arrested five Omani women after security cameras showed they have robbed several gold shops in the oil-rich Gulf emirate. The five used to go into jewellery shops with a little boy and pretend to try some items to detract the attention of workers before leaving the shop with their loot. Police had been baffled by the camera’s failure to identify their faces before they decided to trick the women into falling in a trap. “Police published fake attractive offers for jewelry and cosmetics on an Instagram account they set up for this purpose. They then installed several cameras...
  • Female lawyer comments on the high rate of abortion among lawyers

    08/19/2014 12:10:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    ClinicQuotes ^ | Sarah Terzo
    One female lawyer made an interesting comment back in 1990. Commenting on how many of the female lawyers in the American Bar Association have had abortions: “I’m practically the only one of my friends who hasn’t had an abortion. We’re talking about lots of women in this room…” Sandra J P Dennis Richmond Times – Dispatch August 11, 1990 It’s true that this quote is dated, but it makes one wonder. how has the high abortion rate affected the way these lawyers argued about cases relating to abortion? Are the statistics similar in 2014?