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  • Texas State Guard To Begin Search and Rescue For Illegal Immigrants

    09/19/2014 9:39:22 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/19/2014 | Bob Price
    Texas Rangers and members of the Texas State Guard are beginning or are about to begin an effort in Brooks County near Falfurrias to help stop the climbing number of deaths related to human smuggling operations. Ranchers in the area reported a community partnership meeting where they were briefed on the proposed activities. This year, fifty-two people have been found dead in the arid ranch lands of Brooks County having gotten lost while attempting to bypass the Border Patrol checkpoint located thirteen miles south of Falfurrias. Texas Department of Public Safety reports that since 2011, at least 332 sets of...
  • Colorado Rejects Jailing Illegals for ICE

    09/19/2014 8:56:58 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2014 | William Bigelow
    Colorado is now the first state in the union whose complete roster of county jailers has individually rejected retainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Due to pressure brought by the ACLU, no more immigrants will be held in the jails until federal agents make a decision as to whether the immigrants will be jailed for possible immigration violations. Mark Silverstein, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, cheered, "All sheriffs have agreed that they don't have the ability to deprive people of liberty, even for a few days, because they are suspected of being here illegally.”...
  • Avast! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

    09/19/2014 6:52:51 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 82 replies
    Ahoy, mateys! Aye...it be that day once more. The day when ye can hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail for adventure (or mystify your co-workers & friends by how you are speaking). September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Given the seriousness of all the crap going on around us, it's nice...even for a little bit...to be silly and have a little fun.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 19, 2014

    09/19/2014 3:12:44 AM PDT · by sneakers · 12 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwave - word has it that they are working on it - 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Need Some Help From Musical FReepers! (vanity)

    09/18/2014 9:16:14 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/18/2014 | Me
    I really need FReeper help if you don't mind. Son has a talent show coming up and we thought "Old Army Hat" would be great. Great vocal range for him because he is in JHS. The song is especially poignant for him because an older soldier who did work on our home took a liking to him and gave him his army cap. I burst with tears. He's going to wear the hat for the performance. Also, his GF (WW2 Pacific) went on Honor Flight and son still remembers it. He wants to honor them both at his performance. Does...
  • Is Spanking REALLY the same as child abuse?! *video

    09/18/2014 8:47:02 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 31 replies
    Youtube.com/StevenCrowder ^ | 08/18/14 | Steven Crowder
    So the Adrian Peterson story has brought "child abuse" into the limelight. Child abuse is horrible. Reprehensible. But do you REALLY consider mere spanking to be "child abuse"? Watch the video and comment below. Also, my dad spanked me.
  • Canada’s Shale Boom: More To Come In Montney

    09/18/2014 3:56:54 PM PDT · by bananaman22
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18/09/2014 | James Burgess
    In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada’s shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure within this giant is a tight liquids-rich zone (approximately 15-20 miles wide) that has big and small players alike narrowing their focus for the potential of a giant payout. A pervasive hydrocarbon system in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) in Alberta and British Columbia, the Montney is estimated to hold 2,200 trillion cubic feet of gas, almost 29 billion barrels of natural gas liquids...
  • Hillary Clinton Says the United States Embarrasses Her

    09/18/2014 2:57:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    C-FAM ^ | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, September 19 (C-Fam) "It is embarrassing, I mean, really, it’s embarrassing.” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a conference room of international feminists and abortion advocates that the US is a long way from ratifying the UN treaty on discrimination against women, “not for lack of trying, but for absence of support.” Clinton was the final speaker last Friday at a two-day feminist conference called “Women and Girls Rising” at the Ford Foundation in New York., which began with remarks by Gloria Steinem and was organized by the author of a glowing biography of Margaret Sanger. Former...
  • This Is John Galt?

    09/18/2014 1:00:14 PM PDT · by bkepley · 39 replies
    Intercollegiate Review ^ | September 17, 2014 | Anthony Sacramone
    To say there is a decline in the quality of the screenwriting and production values would be an understatement. I know there was a Kickstarter movement at one point to raise some geetis (and faux outrage, apparently). And the producers have admitted that Parts I and II did not make a profit. But great jumping dust bunnies, this thing makes Plan Nine from Outer Space look like the original specs for the Apollo 11 moon launch.
  • Miss. governor intervenes in same-sex divorce case

    09/18/2014 11:39:41 AM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies
    sunherald.com ^ | 09/18/2014 | JEFF AMY
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a case involving a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. The Republican governor, represented by Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, is opposing Lauren Czekala-Chatham's appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The women married in San Francisco in 2008 and bought a house in Mississippi before separating in 2010. They could divorce in California, but Czekala-Chatham says she shouldn't be treated differently than straight couples. Melancon objected to the divorce but later agreed to a binding settlement splitting the couple's property even though...
  • Lost in the Fifties (Whoa! How old are you if these images ring a bell?)

    09/18/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 112 replies
    http://safeshare.tv/w/FEDEwZHZXu ^ | Don't know | Don't know
    It's a video and a very cool video IF you are a certain age. And I am. ; )
  • US to train veterans to install solar panels

    09/18/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2014 9:59 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans. …
  • To Vote or Not to Vote

    09/18/2014 8:50:20 AM PDT · by jstaff · 124 replies
    With the mid-terms close by I am hearing more and more that I should just not vote for Tom Tillis or any other Republican incumbent that defeated a Tea Party challenger in their primary. I should not support the Rovians. Mitch McConnell should be defeated by a Dem to teach him a lesson. I must be a closet liberal, American Constitution hating Democrat to even consider such a thing. Some with that view pop up on FR regularly to tell me to stay home on election day to teach the moderates R's a lesson by letting the D's win. For...
  • This is a well-trained dog.

    09/18/2014 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Ihor Ivan
    Canadian firefighter and dog trainer Ihor Ivan demonstrates how well-trained his Doberman is by having the dog follow a series of commands. While the Doberman's listening skills are impressive, it's the dedication and bond between them that really shines.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 18, 2014

    09/18/2014 2:36:52 AM PDT · by sneakers · 12 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Flight bans from Ebola-hit countries will stay in effect, Kenya tells AU

    09/17/2014 6:06:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    SABAHI ^ | staff
    The Kenyan government has declined to comply with a request from the African Union to resume flights to and from Ebola-effected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, Kenya's Capital FM reported Tuesday (September 16th). Kenya announced a ban on travellers from the three West African countries on August 19th, and grounded flights on those routes. "We have a protocol on how to lift the ban and it is a health protocol. Once we are satisfied that it is okay to lift it, then we will do it. For now, we have not done so," Principal Secretary for Health Khalifa...
  • Article IV, Secc 4 of the U.S. Constitution. PROTECT CITIZENS

    09/17/2014 3:53:31 PM PDT · by rovenstinez · 19 replies
    Constitution of the USA ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | rovenstinez
    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion
  • Arguing with the Left: We Are Doing It Wrong!

    09/17/2014 9:32:45 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 26 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | September 14 2014 | Greg Conterio
    Arguing with the Left: We Are Doing It Wrong! Greg Conterio | September 14 2014 If you have ever tried arguing with a liberal, leftist or progressive, at some point you have inevitably come away frustrated by your apparent inability to “win” an argument, despite proving conclusively the other side is objectively wrong. The subject doesn’t matter, it could be the failure of Obama’s foreign policy, the IRS targeting scandal, tax policy, (lack of) Global Warming, or “helping” the poor. There in fact is a literal parade of liberal/leftist social policies and issues that have been unequivocal, abject failures,...
  • Border Bridge Protest Organizers to Militia: You're Not Welcome

    09/17/2014 8:26:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/16/2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The organizer of this weekend’s planned protest to shut down international ports of entry have a message to militia groups – You are not welcome. This statement came in response to a Breitbart Texas article about police agency preparations for the protest planned for the weekend. In an interview with Breitbart Texas, Staysi Barth, organizer of “Shut Down All Ports of Entry”, said militia groups are not welcome at the national event planned for this weekend across the southern border of the United States. “Only peaceful protesters are coming,” Barth said. After fighting with the problem of...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 17, 2014

    09/17/2014 3:15:38 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves,(they're working on it!) 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Dinesh D'Souza Is Planning His Prison Memoir

    09/16/2014 6:31:37 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 16, 2014 | Sam Tanenhaus
    On September 23, Dinesh D’Souza will appear before a federal judge in Manhattan to learn whether he will do jail time for violating campaign-finance law. (He pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of funneling $20,000 to a friend’s Senate campaign via straw donors.) It will be the latest turn in a remarkable life that has embodied—perhaps more than any other—the passions and commitments of the modern conservative movement. D’Souza leapt to prominence during his student days as editor of The Dartmouth Review, then emerging as a first-read for pro-Reagan provocation. Those were heady times for the youth corps of...
  • Clear Channel renamed iHeartMedia

    09/16/2014 2:22:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 11:35 AM EDT
    Clear Channel, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., says it has renamed itself iHeartMedia to reflect its transformation into a multi-platform media company that includes iHeartRadio, its digital radio service. […] The name change reflects the company’s shifting focus to its digital brand as it faces competition from popular music streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. …
  • Giancarlo Stanton's face - from his instagram

    09/16/2014 1:00:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-16-14 | G. Stanton
    This is what it looks like after you get hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball: "The Aftermath...Making huge progress!! Want to thank everyone who has played a part in my recovery">
  • Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'not the guy' to strike lasting Middle East peace deal

    09/16/2014 10:57:51 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/16/2014 | Dan Roberts
    Former US president recorded going off-message in criticising the Israeli government’s unwillingness to seek peace Bill Clinton has been recorded going off-message and criticising the Israeli government’s unwillingness to seek peace with Palestinians in unguarded comments that contrast with other leading Democrats, including his wife, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Though brief and apparently unscripted, the exchange, which was recorded by C-Span and picked up by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, is in stark contrast to recent comments by Hillary Clinton, who has been more supportive of Netanyahu’s handling of the recent conflict in Gaza. The Obama administration has also been less...
  • Obama’s Lonely Climate Summit – world leaders are staying home

    09/16/2014 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Whats Up With That? ^ | 09/16/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Eric Worrall writes: The imminent climate summit in New York is rapidly turning into an utter embarrassment for President Obama and UN Secretary General Bank Ki-Moon, in addition to becoming a bit of a punishment round for national deputy leaders. Aussie PM Tony Abbott today defended his decision not to hop on an earlier flight to America, so he could attend the UN climate conference in New York, because he has more important matters to attend to, such as running the country. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have also indicated they likely won’t attend the...
  • clear channel becomes iheartmedia

    09/16/2014 6:11:06 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    RadioInsight ^ | 9/16/14 | Lance Venta
    Originally known as merely a classification for 50kW AM signals with wide nighttime coverage, the Clear Channel name is joining much of the AM band in irrelevance. Effective immediately Clear Channel is rebranding itself as IHeartMedia as the company places additional focus towards its IHeartRadio.com streaming platform. The company itself will be known as IHeartMedia, Inc, while the broadcast holdings formerly known as Clear Channel Media + Entertainment will be simply IHeartMedia. "Clear Channel announced today that it has become iHeartMedia, reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact. The newly named...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 16, 2014

    09/16/2014 3:12:20 AM PDT · by sneakers · 19 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Anybody else Vape???

    09/16/2014 2:07:38 AM PDT · by djf · 53 replies
    djf
    After having been a smoker for just about 40 years, I made the plunge. I was very surprised - it pretty much totally eliminated the urge to smoke! Well, except for the hand thingy... but it took away the urge! It's been ten days so far. I have a nearby pack of smokes sittin around if need be. Curious about others situations and experiences.
  • Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

    09/16/2014 1:53:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09/10/14 | NICK BILTON
    “So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” I’m sure I responded with a gasp and dumbfounded silence. I had imagined the Jobs’s household was like a nerd’s paradise: that the walls were giant touch screens, the dining table was made from tiles of iPads and that iPods were handed out to guests like chocolates on a pillow. Nope, Mr. Jobs told me, not even close....
  • Sad Video: 9 Year Old Boy Slaps The Heck Out Of His Mom After Finding Her High On Heroine

    09/15/2014 9:04:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.bunibuni.com ^ | september 1, 2014
    A 9 year boy who found his mom high on heroine on the street, slapped the heck out of her in a shocking video that was posted on instagram. The distraught little boy can be heard screaming "Mommy, wake up. Can you talk to me? Wake up" while the woman stares blankly at him, making him slap her again and again.
  • Nascar SCS SYLVANIA 300 at NH Motor Speedway Sunday September 21 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/15/2014 7:37:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 19 replies
  • Arizona Dems Fly Mexican Flag

    09/15/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Volunteers for Arizona’s Democratic nominee for governor and sitting congressman flew a Mexican flag — and only a Mexican flag — on their parade float over the weekend. Sonoran Alliance tweeted an image of the float Saturday, which features banners in support of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Democratic candidate for governor Fred DuVall, and a Mexican flag. A spokesman for Rep. Kirkpatrick said the float was run by volunteers, and the congresswoman was not present.
  • Looking for CrowdFunding Advice

    09/15/2014 1:09:08 PM PDT · by lafroste · 37 replies
    9/15/14 | lafroste
    Does anyone here have any experience with crowd funding? In order to finish the development of my new product, I need to raise approximately $65,000 to finish, prototype, and produce an initial product run of 100 units. I have already built the entire machine, minus the magnetics necessary to power it. I would like to try crowdfunding since I cannot find any other venues for funding. Does anyone have suggestions or experiences with this strategy? Thanks for any advice received!
  • Executive Branch formally locates Jerusalem in Israel-says it is unconstitutional for Congress to ag

    09/15/2014 12:30:21 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    Washington Post The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 15, 2014 | Eugene Kontorovich
    Oral arguments in Zivostofsky v. Kerry, the Jerusalem passport case, will be heard on Nov. 3. Alan Gura and I authored an amicus brief in support of the petitioner on behalf of a group of ideological diverse constitutional law professors and a human rights group. Here I will summarize our position, and then point to an argument in the brief apparently note made by other parties or amici. Our central argument is that the passport law does not involve any act of recognition of a foreign country of government, a point also touched on in the Senate’s amicus brief. Further,...
  • Retiring U-2: As ISIS Battle Looms, Airborne Recon Decays

    09/15/2014 8:27:54 AM PDT · by SZonian · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/11/2014 | Loren Thompson
    On September 10, only hours before the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, President Obama summoned the nation to a renewed campaign against Islamic terrorists in the Middle East. Using one of several names for the fanatics who have seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, the president said, “This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL, wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground.” As the president’s words indicate, precise application of air power is crucial to this plan. The U.S. has already bombed over...
  • 7 women working tirelessly to attack equal rights for women (barf alert)

    09/15/2014 8:12:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    salon ^ | Amanda Marcotte,
    A lot of people assume the term “female misogynist” is an oxymoron. How can a woman be opposed to the fight to help women achieve equality? The sad fact of the matter is, as long as there has been feminism, there have been women who find it personally advantageous to reject feminism and instead argue for continuing social systems that perpetuate women’s inequality, male dominance, and even violence against women. (There were even plenty of women who were willing to argue against women’s suffrage back in the day.) Here is a list of nine women who have made a career...
  • Turkey's New Government: Old Wine in a New Bottle

    09/15/2014 4:10:08 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 5 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | September 10, 2014 | Burak Bekdil
    When his ideals fail, Davutoglu does two things: he asserts that they failed not because his vision was wrong but because the world order is wrong, and must be corrected; and he tends to find euphemisms. After the IS took 49 Turks hostage, Davutoglu's deputy minister said that "they were not actually being kept hostage," but "were merely interned." How nice! Perhaps the Turkish consulate personnel are now playing backgammon with IS's backgammon heavyweights. Meanwhile, the standard Turkish official attribution to the IS is that it is "an organization," with careful abstinence of the word "terrorist." Do the Turks think...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 15, 2014

    09/15/2014 3:15:46 AM PDT · by sneakers · 23 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves - and the speculation and rumors are still flying - 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Air Show Math

    09/14/2014 8:19:53 PM PDT · by rey · 72 replies
    Vanity | 14 Sept. 2014 | Rey
    I home school a young girl. In years past, we have gone to the local air show and done such things as measure the tops and bottom of wings and rotos and figure the ratio or difference between the area of the top of the wing versus the bottom and estimated which wings had more lift than others. We measure how much area the wheels occupied on the ground and consulted with the crew chief what the tire pressure was and calculated the weight of the plane. In years past we were able to see F18s form a vapor cone...
  • Another Side Of The Story Emerges For The Sarah Palin Family Brawl (pretty good)

    09/14/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 33 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 9/14/14 | images via People.com, Business Insider, Barracuda Brigade, and My Veteran
    According to the source close to the Palins, that is not what happened. He said that the problem began with Cleary engaging in some unnamed “questionable behavior,” after which he tried to get into the Hummer. Four men “piled on” top of Track. Seeing his son involved in a one-against-four battle, Todd Palin joined in, presumably to get the guys off of his kid. That was how he ended up being bloodied up. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1473833/another-side-of-the-story-emerges-for-the-sarah-palin-family-brawl/#cvKSyq26Y5DRwM4Q.99
  • A.J. Guyton to Bob Knight: Return to Indiana, help heal old wounds

    09/13/2014 11:34:18 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 15 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Sept. 13 | Jeff Eisenberg
    In the 14 years since Indiana controversially fired Bob Knight, the iconic former Hoosiers coach has never returned to the school he led to five Final Fours and three national championships. One of Knight's most famous former players hopes he sets aside his grudge soon. Former Big Ten player of the year A.J. Guyton, one of five new members of Indiana's athletic hall of fame, wrote an open letter on his Facebook page appealing to Knight to come back to Bloomington for the Nov. 7 induction dinner
  • Peshmerga and PKK Recapture 6 Villages [Video Report]

    09/13/2014 10:49:26 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 16 hours ago | Ranja Jamal
    Peshmerga and PKK fighters to join forces in the Qaraj area ………VIDEO REPORT
  • Al Qaeda group in India on first mission attacks wrong ship

    09/13/2014 12:49:34 PM PDT · by wtd · 34 replies
    Daily News ^ | Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 | David Harding
    Al Qaeda group in India on first mission attacks wrong shipThe group tried to storm an American aircraft carrier, but attacked a Pakistan navy frigate by mistake in a failed effort that left three terrorists dead and seven arrested.
  • A legacy of failure

    09/13/2014 8:17:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    CFP ^ | 9/13/2014 | Klaus Rorich
    Back during the 2008 presidential campaign a lot of conservatives predicted that if Obama were elected president his administration would amount to Jimmy Carter’s second term. Little did anyone at the time realize just how prescient those predictions turned out to be. After all, it was Jimmy Carter that enabled Islamic fundamentalism to take root in Iran through his support in deposing Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. It’s very likely true that the Shah was a son-of-a-gun that established SAVAK, a secret police force that brutally suppressed any political opposition against the regime. But in point of fact, he was our...
  • "Apparently Kid" gets his first tv commercial [youtube video]

    09/13/2014 7:42:53 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-12-14 | Apparently Kid
    Remember the "Apparently Kid" from the PA county fair?
  • What the Numbers Show About N.F.L. Player Arrests

    09/13/2014 7:11:44 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/2014 | Neil Irwin
    Off-the-field violence by professional football players is coming under new focus this week after the release of a video involving the star Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, followed by a bungled response by the National Football League. But what do the numbers show about N.F.L. players’ tangles with the law more broadly? Are some teams’ players more likely to get into legal trouble? Are arrests rising or falling? What are the most common offenses? USA Today maintains a database of arrests, charges, and citations of N.F.L. players for anything more serious than a traffic citation. Maintained by Brent Schrotenboer,...
  • ‘Ozzie and Harriet’ House Modernized and Back on the Market

    09/13/2014 12:07:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    zillow ^ | september 11, 2014 | emily heffter
    Rehabbed from top to bottom, this house will always be remembered as the home of Ozzie and Harriet, America’s first real television family between 1952 and 1966. It also served as Ari Gold’s home on “Entourage.” When it last changed hands in 2013 for $3.025 million,the home still had the same kitchen layout as it did on television, and Ozzie’s wood-paneled “pub room” stood frozen in time, complete with Ozzie’s model train. As Yahoo! reported, previous owners said the train would sometimes start on its own. And other owners since Ozzie’s death said they would sometimes find a kitchen drawer open beside the sink, presumably because his ghost...
  • Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me [official movie trailer - due out in Oct.)

    09/12/2014 7:21:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-13-14 | Glen Campbell
    link to youtube video here
  • Is Your Firearms Training Realistic?

    09/12/2014 12:09:36 PM PDT · by RC one · 67 replies
    Townhall Magazine ^ | Sep 09, 2014 | Bob Owens
    Assailants rarely stand still and announce themselves as a “threat.” In the September issue of Townhall Magazine, where this article originally appeared, BearingArms.com's Bob Owens asks if your firearms training is realistic.I’ve been to a number of different self-defense courses in the past 20 years, almost all of them focused on drawing and shooting at a stationary paper target at a known distance on a static firing line after the lead instructor has shouted “threat!”I’m now supremely confident that if I am ever attacked by a stationary paper target, I will survive.Unfortunately, criminals rarely shout “threat!” as they attack, they...
  • Is It a Crime to Raise a Killer?

    09/12/2014 10:23:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/12/14 | Lisa Belkin
    Anthony Pasquale stops to visit his daughter at the Cedar Green Cemetery every morning, then returns once or twice more during the day. He sits on the small white bench and faces the polished granite headstone, etched with a hologram of Autumn on one side and the things she loved on the other — bicycles, soccer balls, cheerleading, skateboards. From where he sits he can see the middle school, where his 12-year-old girl was a student, and next to that the high school, where the 15-year-old boy who killed her was one, too. When school is in session, Pasquale has...