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  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Friday, July 11, 2014

    07/11/2014 2:55:26 AM PDT · by sneakers · 13 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - 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!
  • Cops Back Off From Plan to Photograph Boy's Erection

    07/11/2014 2:49:25 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 32 replies
    Newser ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    Sanity appears to have prevailed in Manassas, Virginia, where authorities had planned to chemically induce an erection in a 17-year-old boy accused of making child pornography of himself by sending explicit photos to his 15-year-old girlfriend. The aunt says she's glad police are dropping the plan, but she won't be satisfied until they drop what she says are overblown felony charges of manufacture and possession of child pornography.
  • 12 George S. Patton Motivational Posters That Will Make You Wonder Where America’s Real Leaders Are

    07/10/2014 8:40:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 7-10-14 | By Kyle Becker
    George S. Patton. Old Blood and Guts. A Four Star General in the U.S. Army during World War II who was so tough he could eat shoe leather and sh*t nails. In his 36 years of distinguished service, he earned the Purple Heart, 2 Distinguished Service Crosses, 3 Distinguished Service Medals, 2 Silver Stars, and other military decorations. Patton’s also well-remembered as a colorful character. If you know someone who needs a bit of perspective on life (or a swift kick in the ass), these 12 motivational posters just might do the trick.
  • Flaming Space Junk Makes Jaws Drop in Australia

    07/10/2014 5:50:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Bob King on
    The magnificent man-made meteor, weighing some 4,400 pounds (2,000 kg), was seen from Melbourne to Sydney across the states of Victoria and New South Wales around 10 p.m. Hundreds of people were stopped in their tracks. Most noticed how slowly the fireball traveled and how long it continue to burn on the way down. ... Ted Molczan, citizen satellite tracker and frequent contributor to the amateur satellite watchers SeeSat-L site, notes that the timing and appearance almost certainly point to the decay or de-orbiting of the Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket booster that launched the meteorological satellite Meteor M2 on July...
  • 800 Degree Heat From Solar Mirrors Frying Birds Mid Air

    07/10/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 21 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11/07/2014 | Andy Tully
    There is growing evidence that birds flying in the vicinity of a solar thermal power project in California’s Mojave Desert are being injured and even killed either by the solar heat that’s focused with mirrors on its three energy-collecting towers, or by colliding with the mirrors themselves. Yet a task force set up to investigate the problem at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) has brushed aside several recommendations by the forensics laboratory of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), according to the minutes of a meeting on the subject obtained by the Los Angeles public television station...
  • Schumer To Religious Americans: Pick One—Your Faith or Your Business

    07/10/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 10, 2014 - 4:13 PM | Eric Scheiner
    At a press conference Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said people with religious beliefs who disagree with the ObamaCare contraception mandate can choose their faith or “you don’t have to form a corporation.” “You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra—you don’t have to form a corporation,” Schumer said. Schumer claims the Supreme Court’s decision that closely-held firms have a right to deny coverage for certain types of birth control they find objectionable under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was...
  • Watch: Hamas Sings 'Blow up Tel Aviv' on TV

    07/10/2014 2:00:48 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-10-14 | Ari Yashar
    Hamas terrorists have been busy in recent days launching hundreds of potentially lethal missiles on Israeli civilian populations. A new video from Hamas's TV reveals they have also been busy singing about launching the missiles on Israeli cities. In a song broadcast Wednesday on Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV, the terrorist group calls to "blow up Tel Aviv" and "fire without asking" on the southern Eshkol Regional Council. The video was translated by Palestinian Media Watch. Just a day later, the terrorist group rained another dozen or so rockets on Tel Aviv, after firing on the populous city on Wednesday and Tuesday...
  • A Tale of Two Cities (startling comparison between Chicago and Toronto)

    07/10/2014 12:00:55 PM PDT · by seacapn · 31 replies
    Online viral image ^ | Early Juny, 2014 | N/A; online image
    I thought this was kind of amusing...
  • Death came secretly. Spit on the ground and spit into soul

    07/10/2014 8:07:13 AM PDT · by Krosan · 8 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR-gCT3jx80 We still remember although trend is to say "communism was not so bad". Kill them all!
  • Nascar SCS Camping World RV Sales 301 at NHMS Sunday July 13 on TNT at 1:00 PM ET

    07/10/2014 6:54:55 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 17 replies
  • 62 Birthday Freebies

    07/09/2014 10:27:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    All You ^ | 7-9-14
    Get free stuff—just for being born! These restaurants, retailers and more offer special discounts and freebies on your birthday.
  • Thad Cochran Replaces Campaign Manager Amid Ugly Post-Primary Battle

    07/09/2014 7:17:59 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 30 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7-9-14 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign manager, Kirk Sims, has been replaced by his state director Brad Davis, according to a GOP source close to the campaign. The source, who has first-hand knowledge of the information from speaking to campaign officials, also said the campaign has retained the legal firm Butler Snow for unknown reasons. Sims, a former chief of staff to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, leaves his campaign manager post having won a bitter primary fight against odds but also amid allegations of vote-buying and other improprieties that have engulfed the election's outcome in acrimony. Noel Fritsch, a spokesman for Cochran's...
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the US Embassy's 4th of July event (video)

    07/09/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by Signalman
    youtube ^ | 7/3/2014 | IsraeliPM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Remarks at US Embassy in Israel.
  • Washington Pot Stores Open, But Some Activists Aren't Celebrating

    07/09/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    USNews ^ | 0708/2014 | Steven Nelson
    Veteran marijuana activist Douglas Hiatt, right, says Washington's Initiative 502 establishes a "Soviet style" market for marijuana and won't work. “You’re going to have people selling grams of pot for $25? What, are you kidding me?” Hiatt says. “You can get the best pot you have ever smoked for 10 bucks a gram at a [medical marijuana] dispensary or from someone else who's going to give you a better deal than the state.” There’s no way they are going to eliminate the black market with something that’s totally unresponsive to a market at all,” Hiatt says. "You're going to see...
  • The Origin of the Little League Baseball® World Series [75 years of Little League]

    07/09/2014 5:52:11 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    The Origin of the Little League Baseball® World Series Since its inception, Little League® has shown to be a microcosm of society, reflecting cultural and historical trends. In 75 years, the “idea” of Little League, devised in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Founder Carl E. Stotz in 1938, with its first season in 1939; has rewarded players, families, volunteers and communities with impactful life lessons centered around the games of baseball and softball. Understandably, the idea took some time to resonate. By 1946, there were only 12 leagues patterned after Mr. Stotz’s model. In 1947, Mr. Stotz and the first local Little...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    07/09/2014 3:08:43 AM PDT · by sneakers · 10 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - 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!
  • Study: Fossil soaring bird had huge wingspan

    07/08/2014 8:57:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2014 3:12 PM EDT | Malcolm Ritter
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago. Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is bigger than the height of a giraffe. …
  • Costco Relents After Thousands Protest Decision to Pull D'Souza Book

    07/08/2014 8:53:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 08 Jul 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Thousands of Costco shoppers took to the wholesaler's Facebook page threatening to drop their store memberships after the retailer pulled copies of Dinesh D'Souza's newest anti-Obama book from its shelves, but a company official insists the decision was financial, not political. And the reaction got almost immediate results as the company announced it would put D'Souza's book, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," back on its shelves, despite, what it says are poor sales. "Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited," read a statement posted shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. "We exercise discipline...
  • Freep a Poll! (Drudge. Should 'pubs impeach obozo?)

    07/08/2014 6:01:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 7-8-14 | Matt Drudge
    SHOULD REPUBLICANS IMPEACH OBAMA? YES NO NOT NOW
  • Report: Costco Is Removing Conservative Author’s Bestselling Book From Its Stores Nationwide

    07/08/2014 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7.8.2014 | Jason Howerton
    Costco Wholesale, the second-largest retailer in the United States, has apparently decided to remove all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” from its stores nationwide, WND reports. The decision to yank the book, if true, would coincide with the theatrical release of D’Souza’s new film of the same name last week. Scott Losse, an inventory control specialist in the book department at the Costco Wholesale’s Issaquah, Washington, corporate office, reportedly confirmed that a nationwide “pull-order” was issued for D’Souza’s book. All copies are now reportedly required to be removed by July 15. Costco has...
  • Six Flags (Magic Mountain LA) rollercoaster derails in terrifying crash:

    07/08/2014 6:25:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 8, 2014 | Staff
    Four people were injured tonight and around 21 others were left hanging 30ft in the air when a roller coaster at Six Flags in Los Angeles derailed. Los Angeles County Fire Department first responders were called to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita just before 6 p.m. after ride operators said the attraction that hits 55 mph had smashed into a tree. Rescue crews discovered the terrified passengers clinging to the amusement park ride, according to KTLA. They were using heavy equipment to extract the thrillseekers.
  • Appeals court rules immigrant ‘dreamers’ can get driver’s licenses

    07/08/2014 6:11:08 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/07/2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country — so-called “dreamers” — are also entitled to driver’s licenses and ordered Arizona to issue them. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer blasted the court’s ruling, saying it could end up meaning her state would have to grant driver’s licenses to some of those in the latest wave of illegal immigrants if Mr. Obama finds ways to avoid deporting them too.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    07/08/2014 2:36:02 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - 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!
  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • Man Wearing Strange Clothes in Makkah Held

    07/07/2014 5:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 07, 2014
    Security men in the sacred Saudi town of Makkah arrested a man wearing strange clothes inside the Grand Mosque, saying his costume detracted worshippers. Many curious men had left their prayers at the mosque and surrounded the man to take a close look at his apparel, prompting the mosque’s security men to intervene. “He was told to go and change his clothes because they are distracting the worshippers from their prayers…he left but returned with the same clothes,” Sada daily. It said police arrested the bearded man for interrogation after he entered the mosque for the second time with the...
  • As Role Model, Obama Could Reverse Ghetto Culture (Flashback !!!)

    07/07/2014 3:11:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | 01/24/2009 | Deroy Murdock
    ---snip--- Let's hope that Obama's example leads young black Americans to stop obsessing about white racism, reject hip-hop and ghetto culture, and embrace intellectual achievement. May a million belts bloom, and baggy trousers stop sliding off black men's rumps. (Obama recommends: "Brothers should pull up their pants.") May a new era of responsibility envelop America's 'hoods. In this respect, President Obama ironically could become a force for socially conservative change.
  • Palestinian Parody about the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham

    07/07/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
    MEMRI TV ^ | June 29, 2014 | Al-Filistiniya TV (PA/Egypt)
    The Video is at the link. It is actually pretty funny in spots.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Monday, July 7, 2014

    07/07/2014 3:09:00 AM PDT · by sneakers · 21 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - 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!
  • OBAMA ADVISER: LET IN ILLEGALS TO GET VOTES. On record seeking permanent ‘progressive’ government

    07/06/2014 9:26:08 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    KleinOnline ^ | July 2, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    Lost in much of the national debate about immigration reform is how Democrats ultimately stand to gain electorally with any legislation or executive action that would put the newly legalized residents on a path to voting. In fact, in smoking-gun audio that received almost no media exposure, a former immigration adviser to President Obama once boasted granting citizenship to millions of illegal aliens would expand the “progressive” electorate and help ensure a “progressive” governing coalition for the long term.
  • Move Over John Boehner, This Sobbing Japanese Politician Just Upped the Ante (VIDEO)

    07/06/2014 3:49:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 7-6-14 | Mike Miller
    House Speaker John Boehner is well-known for being overly-emotional, and for his propensity to break into tears at a moment’s notice. But…the Speaker ain’t got nothin’ on Ryutaro Nonomura, a 47-year-old Japanese assemblyman who let the dam burst at a press conference last week. Nonomura is accused of spending government money on personal trips.
  • Flight 7 03 (Retired US Airways and F-16 Fighter Pilot flies his RV-7 in North Carolina)

    07/05/2014 4:50:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4 July 14 | Ron Schreck
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZHhiOrxxco&feature=youtu.be Ron Schreck is a retired US Airways Captain and also a retired Lt Col who was F-4 pilot in Vietnam and later flew the F-16. The video is him taking off from Gold Hill Airpark, NC, where he lives. He built his RV-7 himself, named "Miss Izzy", and flies it frequently at airshows. Another video - of one of his airshows: From the Cockpit with Ron Schreck Another: EVV, Sunday Performance His team also does the flyby for all Carolina Panthers games.
  • Please help! Trying to quit alcohol but facing challenges from family.

    07/04/2014 9:02:19 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 157 replies
    myself | July Fourth, 2014 | myself
    Hi all, I never, NEVER, thought I'd post this here. But at this point, I have no one to turn to. I'm a 51 year-old housewife/reporter and photographer who tries to make money doing proofreading, editing, writing,taking pictures, and oh, yes, selling ads for a phone book belonging to a dear friend of mine who was on Gatineau's city council (that's how I met him; we broke a lot of stories here). I need to make a profile on FR; it would save a lot of time. :) Long story short. I grew up in Des Plaines, IL, met my...
  • You Might’ve Seen This Photo Before… But Nothing Can Prepare You For The Truth Behind It. Wow.

    07/04/2014 3:47:19 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    Viralnova ^ | 3/30 | viralnova
    No matter what part of the world you examine, there will be parents and children there sharing bonds of love and respect. This photo in particular surfaced from rural Asia, warming the hearts of thousands online. Although there isn’t much information online about this picture, you won’t need to know the full story to really feel the emotions behind it. According to Reddit and a Thai forum, this is a picture of a son with his poor farmer father after finally graduating from college. The juxtaposition of the son and father is shocking, but also touching.
  • Orphan Davion Only Who Made 'Love Me Forever' Plea Removed From New Home

    07/04/2014 10:47:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The orphaned teenager who made an emotional plea last year for a family to adopt him and "love me forever" - and triggered thousands of offers from around the world - has had a devastating setback after he was removed from the home of his potential adoptive family. Davion Only’s dreams of adoption was disrupted after the 16-year-old had an altercation with a member of his prospective family, according to the Eckerd adoptive agency overseeing Only's adoption. SNIP The teen even wrote “I got baptized” on his Facebook page. SNIP However, the agency said they still planned to find a...
  • "Republic" - John Wayne (Happy Independence Day!)

    07/04/2014 8:45:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 3 replies
    I was watching The Alamo starring John Wayne a few weeks ago and was reminded of a little John Wayne speech in the movie. I later searched for it on YouTube and lo and behold it was there. I decided to wait to post on FR until today. I invite you to enjoy 43 seconds of goodness from John Wayne.
  • Obama and the Culture of Death

    07/04/2014 4:13:33 AM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 3, 2014 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    By its own admission, the Arab world loves death more than it loves life. Consider that "during all periods of their history, the ancient Egyptians seem to have spent much of their time thinking of death and making provisions for their afterlife. The vast size ... and the ubiquity of their funerary monuments bear testimony to this obsession." Consider that the Palestinian world teaches its children to embrace shahid, or martyrdom. It is an aberrant culture where parents celebrate their own children's deaths by the promotion of suicide terrorism. Consider that these suicide/homicide bombers are taught that death will bring...
  • I AM AN AMERICAN

    07/03/2014 9:58:43 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 20 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | July 4 2014 | Carlo3b
     I Am an American!             I was born an American. Unlike my grandparents, I was born in the greatest nation in the history of the world. Being born here didn't make me a real American. That took time. I became an American, slowly and decisively over my entire life. I learned to be an American, through experiences, and knowledge, and witness. I remember moments in my life that brought me to the realization that being born here, in America, is one of the the greatest blessing I had been given. As a young boy, I watched as my...
  • WATCH: Adorable boy comforts girl on first day of preschool: "Don't worry, I'll protect you"

    07/03/2014 2:56:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.dramafever.com ^ | july 1, 2014 | nancy z
    This delightful video was taken on a girl's first day at a kindergarten. She's clearly worried. The boy sitting next to her, however, is very comforting and reassuring. The video has been trending in Taiwan and people are commenting how 'manly' this little boy is. Their hilarious dialogue has struck a chord with the viewers and the video has become very popular.
  • Now Pat Roberts (R-KS) is race-baiting his Tea Party Opponent, Milton Wolf

    07/03/2014 1:02:43 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 22 replies
    Politwoops ^ | 7-3-14 | Politwoops
    @PatRoberts2014 Pat Roberts (R) @PatRoberts2014 RT @garyldeaton: @TeaPartyExpress @PatRoberts2014 @miltonwolfmd "Why should he debate a racist and a fool" Pat Roberts Deleted after 1 minute about 9 hours ago, via Twitter for iPad. Original tweet by @garyldeaton.
  • Joe Miller Remains

    07/03/2014 8:43:02 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    In 2010, Fairbanks attorney and Tea Party firebrand Joe Miller pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent political history by defeating Alaska’s incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary. Perhaps just as surprisingly, Murkowski was able to hold onto her seat less than three months later when she won a general election write-in campaign, taking advantage of Miller’s growing reputation as a loose cannon to defeat him and a Democratic challenger. Four years later, Miller is again a candidate in the GOP Senate primary (set for Aug. 19), this time vying for the right to take on...
  • Researchers regrow corneas using adult human stem cells

    07/03/2014 7:40:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 02, 2014 | Loren Grush
    Boston researchers have successfully regrown human corneal tissue—a feat that could potentially restore vision in the blind. The achievement also marks one of the first times that scientists have constructed tissue using adult-derived human stem cells. In a new study published in the journal Nature, researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System detailed their groundbreaking research. According to the paper, the key to the study’s success revolves around a molecule known as ABCB5, which serves as a biomarker for previously elusive limbal stem cells. Residing in the...
  • War Hero and 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini Dies at 97

    07/03/2014 5:28:21 AM PDT · by Skooz · 8 replies
    NBCLA ^ | July 3, 2014 | By City News Service
    Louis Zamperini, a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic track and field team who survived repeated torture for two years as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II, died Wednesday from pneumonia at the age of 97, his family announced. "After a 40-day long battle for his life, he peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family, leaving behind a legacy that has touched so many lives. His indomitable courage and fighting spirit were never more apparent than in these last days," his family said in a statement released by Universal Pictures, which will release a...
  • Caught on Video: Suspected ‘Bully’ Harasses and Takes a Swing at Retreating Man — Seconds Later

    07/03/2014 5:07:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | june 30, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    In a stunning confrontation caught on video, a man was apparently knocked out cold after aggressively going after a man, who appeared to be a vendor, and his cart on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. While it’s unclear what sparked the exchange, a man in cargo shorts is seen on video trying to knock over the apparent vendor’s cart. When that doesn’t work, he aggressively approaches the man, who tries to retreat. After exchanging a few words that were inaudible on video, the suspected “bully” is seen taking a swing at the vendor.
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-02 : A Sobering Report for America’s Birthday

    07/03/2014 4:45:53 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-02 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 2, 2014 Newt Gingrich : A Sobering Report for America’s Birthday ===================================================== Americans are in a period of amazingly negative thinking about the state of our country. A recent Gallup analysis drove home how deep and how threatening the current mood is. Gallup asked Americans in early June how much confidence they had in our nation's institutions. The answer: not much. Only 30% had "a great deal" or "quite a lot of confidence" in the Supreme Court. Just 29% felt that way about the presidency. And an abysmal 7% had faith in the Congress. Think about what this...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Thursday, July 3, 2014

    07/03/2014 3:12:12 AM PDT · by sneakers · 11 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - 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!
  • Hillary’s Book Sales Keep Plummeting

    07/02/2014 7:41:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 2, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton’s most recent memoir is not doing so well. Hard Choices sold only 26,000 copies in its third week on the market, down 46 percent from the previous week. It’s currently number 51 on the Amazon Best Sellers List, which is worth putting into context. Here are a few of the books that are ranked higher than Hard Choices:
  • Target releases a statement on guns that Second Amendment supporters may not like

    07/02/2014 4:12:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 2, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Retail giant Target announced Wednesday that it is asking people not to bring firearms into its stores, even when those stores are located in towns that allow “open carry.” “Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so,” interim Target CEO John Mulligan said. “But starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target — even in communities where it is permitted by law,” he said. Mulligan said Target has spent considerable time weighing this “complex issue,” but said the chain wants to “create an atmosphere...
  • Pythons leave them singing at London reunion show

    07/02/2014 4:08:34 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | PAUL HACKETT
    (Reuters) - An audience of 16,000 cheered for the dead parrot and the Spanish Inquisition, and sang along to "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" in London's O2 arena on Tuesday for the premiere of what has been billed as Monty Python's last stand. For tickets that cost up to 95 pounds ($160), and were sold out in 44 seconds, Python fans saw Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam, all in their 70s, perform together for what they have said is probably the last time. The first of 10 nights of "Monty Python...
  • AFP: Malware "Dragonfly" Aims at US, Europe Energy Sector

    07/02/2014 3:31:31 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | ex-skf blogger citing Security Week citing AFP news
    AFP news says: The US security firm Symantec said it identified malware targeting industrial control systems which could sabotage electric grids, power generators and pipelines This Stuxnet-like malware attack is likely to be government-sponsored, says Symantec. No word about nuclear power plants. From Security Week quoting AFP (6/30/2014; emphasis is mine): Malware Aims at US, Europe Energy Sector: Researchers WASHINGTON - Cyberattackers, probably state sponsored, have been targeting energy operations in the United States and Europe since 2011 and were capable of causing significant damage, security researchers said Monday. The US security firm Symantec said it identified malware targeting industrial...
  • The Hidden Identity of This Nazi Poster Child Would Have Stunned Hitler

    07/02/2014 3:30:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | july 2, 2014 | sharona schwartz
    Today, Hessy Taft is an 80-year-old professor in New York. During the mid-1930s, she was a baby in Berlin — a particularly attractive baby who was chosen for the cover of a Nazi magazine intended to show the perfect Aryan child. Little did its editors know, their picture-perfect cover baby was actually Jewish. “I can laugh about it now,” Taft told Germany’s Bild newspaper. “But if the Nazis had known who I really was, I wouldn’t be alive.”