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  • WWF (WWE) Wrestlefest, 1988 - Hulk Hogan vs. André the Giant in a Steel Cage

    02/06/2016 3:01:36 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1988
    Of course it's real Cage Match
  • Did anyone see the FOX graphic?

    02/05/2016 5:30:33 PM PST · by LS · 26 replies
    self | 2/6/2016 | LS
    There was a graphic on FOX, posted in Twitter, so I didn't get the context or even really understand it: It said "% of voters who initially stayed home on caucus night" or something like that. It has Trump at 24%, Cruz at something like 15%. Now, if it meant they DID stay home, it still wouldn't change the outcome (24% of 38,000 is just over 9,000 giving Trump 47,100, while Cruz at 15% of 51,750 would give him 58,600. But I don't know what they meant. Anyone catch this?
  • Photo Captures Spectacular Volcano Eruption in Japan

    02/05/2016 4:05:59 PM PST · by sushiman · 26 replies
    Fox Newss ^ | 2/5/16
    One of Japan's most active volcanos erupted spectacularly Friday evening with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope. Japan's Meteorological Agency said Sakurajima on the southern island of Kyushu erupted at around 7 p.m.
  • Oklahoma school sign warns that teacher may be armed

    02/05/2016 10:51:02 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 6 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 5, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    As parents dropped off their children at schools in Okay, Oklahoma this week, they were greeted by signs warning them that the staff may be armed. Certain staffers are now legally able to carry guns in Oklahoma public schools, thanks to the passing of the Special Reserve School Resource Officer Act in May. One sign reads: 'ATTENTION: Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.' School officials in Okay say they decided to put up signs advertising that new right in hopes...
  • I feel the need to have a beer with the Mayor of Lajitas

    02/04/2016 6:18:19 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 28 replies
    SquirrelCutter
    It is time for me to return to Brewster County, a place I love and adore. There is a little town, right on the Rio Bravo, down in the boot heel of Texas, what we call the Big Bend. They got a beer drinking goat down there, Clay Henry, the Mayor of Lajitas, TX. It is time for us to parlay.
  • What happens if you express a negative view of Islam? Ask Tommy Robinson

    02/04/2016 4:04:22 PM PST · by wtd · 55 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04 Feb 2016 3:04PM GMT | Jamie Bartlett
    What happens if you express a negative view of Islam? Ask Tommy RobinsonThe former leader of the English Defence League is now a national pariah. Perhaps he deserves it ~ or perhaps it should worry us all A few weeks back, Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League, sent me his self-published memoirs, called Enemy of the State. The book has been largely ignored by most of the established media, although has caused a bit of a stir among counter-Jihadist groups across Europe. I'd recommend people read it, although perhaps not for the reasons Tommy would like...
  • Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink Floyd

    02/04/2016 2:50:27 PM PST · by wtd · 68 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | February 3, 2016 | By RACHEL GUY
    Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink FloydUS PRESIDENTIAL candidate John Kasich has a new campaign pledge up his sleeve - to reunite Pink Floyd if he is elected to the Oval Office. Republican Kasich, who is the governor of Ohio, faces competition for the spot in his party from Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. However, he is hoping that a plan to get Pink Floyd back together might give him the edge. Kasich said that seeing Pink Floyd's The Wall tour in Pittsburgh was his favourite gig of all time and praised Roger Waters as an "incredible...
  • Open letter to Free Republic

    02/04/2016 8:06:14 AM PST · by HonorInPa · 191 replies
    Self | February 4, 2016 | Self
    I’ll start off by saying, according to my profile, I’ve been a member of FR since September 2000, long enough to see the site evolve. I think the last three months have been a low point for FR with new lows being set every day. FR used to be a place for interesting, sometimes contentious, but always considerate debate about issues important to the Conservative movement. Yes, during election cycles there was some push and shove concerning favorite candidates, but mostly involving their true conservative credentials. Lately it is has become a reflection of the overall decline in civility in...
  • Illegal alien Mexicans and taxes

    02/04/2016 5:31:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    Information directly from the Illegal Alien community in the U.S. | 4 February 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This is to inform folks. In Mexico, a man (Juan Gomez) and a woman (Maria Torres) marry. They go to the municipal office and register to marry. They are told, "Okay, you are now Juan Gomez and Maria Torres de Gomez." She is not required to change her Social Security name to show her legal married name because neither he nor she have Social Security numbers. No where are they required on documents to show their legal married names. So, whenever she chooses, she can just give her name as Maria Torres. Flash forward to the United States. Now, it's...
  • CEO who gave everyone a $70K minimum wage faces more questions (rut-roh)

    02/03/2016 8:49:57 PM PST · by ak267 · 3 replies
    hot air ^ | 2-3-2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The twisted tale of Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price continues to grow more and more convoluted as time goes by. There was a time when the public – particularly the heavily progressive, SJW segment of it – were carrying Price on their shoulders like the second coming of Jesus.
  • A Simple Guide for Buying and Carrying a Self-Defense Handgun

    02/03/2016 5:41:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies
    KEEP AND BEAR ARMS ^ | UNKNOWN | BRIAN PUCKETT
    You might be a woman looking for your first self-defense handgun. Or you might be a lifelong "gun person" that people come to for advice about guns. Either way this article is for you. Every day, people who have never owned any sort of gun -- perhaps have never even shot one -- decide to get a self-defense handgun. They aren't gun people, they aren't going to become gun people, they aren't going to hunt or target shoot, they aren't going to practice a lot. But they want a home-defense handgun, and they want one suitable for concealed carry if...
  • Obama: 'TV shows Should Have Some Muslim Characters That are Unrelated to National Security'

    02/03/2016 2:15:54 PM PST · by wtd · 165 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb. 03, 2016 4:57pm | Daniel Halper
    video: President Obama took on the role of television critic in remarks today at the Islamic Society of Baltimore."Our television shows should have some Muslim characters that are unrelated to national security," the president said at the mosque, "because -- it's not that hard to do. There was a time when there were no black people on television. And you can tell good stories while still representing the reality of our communities."
  • Planned Parenthood Staph Member of the Year

    02/03/2016 12:24:16 PM PST · by Morgana
    Destiny Herndon-DeLaRosa youtube ^ | Sep 3, 2015 | Destiny Herndon-DeLaRosa New Wave Feminist
    Planned Parenthood Staph Member of the Year (Planned Parenthood undercover tapes parody. "Staph Member") Video only on link.
  • Hillary’s Feeling the Bern—From FBI Director James Comey

    02/03/2016 9:22:46 AM PST · by Signalman · 31 replies
    edwardklein.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Edward Klein
    Hillary Clinton is Feeling the Bern--but the real heat isn't coming from Bernie Sanders, who fought her to a humiliating dead heat in the Iowa caucuses. The Bern is coming from James Comey, the straight-arrow director of the FBI, who is leading the investigation into her email scandal. After 6 long months of investigation--hundreds of interviews, tens of thousands of documents, and untold hours retrieving deleted emails from Hillary's homebrew server--Comey and his team of more than 100 agents are finally closing in on Hillary and her closest advisers. Prosecutors at the Justice Department and managers in Hillary's presidential campaign...
  • 'An alternative exists': the US citizens who vowed to flee to Canada – and did

    02/03/2016 8:06:24 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jordan G. Teicher
    In November 2004, David Drucker and his wife Pam were at home listening to NPR when they heard the news that would change their lives: George W Bush had been re-elected as president of the United States. Canada considers changing national anthem to include country's women Read more In the lead-up to election day, the couple had made a pact: if John Kerry won, they would build their dream house in Vermont; if he lost, they would move to Canada. A year later, they were on their way to Vancouver to start their new lives. “It’s been a little over...
  • Is the new "X-Files" for real?

    02/03/2016 6:57:37 AM PST · by pabianice · 90 replies
    pure vanity | 2/3/16
    We are three episodes into the new six episode reboot of "The X-Files," one of the past's best TV shows. At this point I have to wonder: What the Heck is going on? Mr. Duchovney's performance is so bland and so flacid that I have to wonder what is going through his mind. No energy. Reads his lines like a telephone robocall. Looks tired and bored. The plot lines are tired and the last episode featuring a "wearhuman" was so stupid and badly written I thought it was a put-on. Bad plot, bad costume, bad writing, boring and nonsensical. And...
  • Germany Unveils "Cash Controls" Push: Ban Transactions Over €5,000, €500 Euro Note (war on cash)

    02/03/2016 6:39:57 AM PST · by ak267 · 35 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2-3-16 | Tyler Durden
    It was just two days ago that Bloomberg implored officials to “bring on a cashless future” in an Op-Ed that calls notes and coins “dirty, dangerous, unwieldy, and expensive.” You probably never thought of your cash that way, but increasingly, authorities and the powers that be seem determined to lay the groundwork for the abolition of what Bloomberg calls “antiquated” physical money. We’ve documented the cash ban calls on a number of occasions including, most recently, those that emanated from DNB, Norway’s largest bank where executive Trond Bentestuen said that although “there is approximately 50 billion kroner in circulation, the...
  • "Let Freedom Ring" by Abby Anderson

    02/02/2016 8:14:39 PM PST · by pgyanke · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/2/2016 | Abby Anderson
    Let Freedom Ring by Abby AndersonAbby Anderson is an 18 year-old contemporary country singer/songwriter and native Texan. Glenn Beck first met Anderson when he attended the graduation ceremony of Pat’s school. Anderson, who is a classically trained singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, was asked to perform at the event. While she initially had planned on singing a different song, she felt moved at the last moment to sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” “She just starts to play the piano. It’s one of those upright pianos. And all of a sudden this amazing song spills out of her,” Glenn explained....
  • Oil plunge knocks wind out of shariah compliant funds

    02/02/2016 7:22:42 PM PST · by wtd · 5 replies
    GulfNews ^ | January 31, 2016
    Oil plunge knocks wind out of shariah compliant funds Sales of the products fell more than 75% last year compared with 2014 London: The fall in the oil price has claimed another victim. Sharia-compliant funds have suffered their worst sales in four years as the price of oil plummets and tensions in the Middle East spook investors. Sales of the products fell more than 75 per cent last year compared with 2014. The slowdown is a big setback for the fledgling $60 billion (Dh220.38 billion) Islamic fund industry, which only began finding its feet in recent years, and raises...
  • Cobalt, Chaucer Offer 1st Lloyd’s Shariah Compliant Political Violence Cover

    02/02/2016 7:14:13 PM PST · by wtd · 1 replies
    Insurance Journal ^ | Feb. 2, 2016
    Shariah compliant jihad insurance?... Cobalt, Chaucer Offer 1st Lloyd's Shariah Compliant Political Violence CoverShariah compliant managing general agent Cobalt Underwriting has launched a new political violence product backed by Chaucer. Cobalt, the London market’s only Shariah compliant underwriting agency, will offer the product with Lloyd’s capacity provided by Syndicate 2084, the Shariah compliant component of Chaucer Syndicate 1084.
  • Just an observation.

    02/02/2016 6:04:32 PM PST · by chuckles · 20 replies
    vanity | 02/02/2016 | chuckles
    I was just listening to the news about the election results in Iowa as I was doing other work, and overheard the "Talking heads" commenting on Cruz being supported by 62% Evangelical Christians and it will be different in New Hampshire with 26% Christians. They crowed that Cruz would meet his match in secular New Hampshire and quickly fade when Cruz meets "real American voters". Within one hour, the same station reported that New Hampshire's biggest problem was overdosing on drugs like heroin. They paraded several poor souls in front of their camera telling their testimony of how drugs and...
  • A Mosque as Extremist Megaphone

    02/02/2016 4:44:31 PM PST · by wtd · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 7:28 p.m. ET | Steven Stalinsky
    A Mosque as Extremist MegaphoneEven in leading Islamic institutions like Al Aqsa in Jerusalem, praising Islamist radicalism is common.President Obama on Wednesday will visit a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. According to the White House, during this visit he will "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life." Over the past two years, in the president's efforts to counter violent extremism, he has emphasized the responsibility of Muslim "scholars and clerics" to help ensure that mosques are not used as a platform...
  • Plane Forced to Land After Apparent Blast Causes Hole in Aircraft

    02/02/2016 4:35:52 PM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 2, 2016, 6:36 PM ET | ABC News
    A passenger plane bound for Djibouti was forced to make an emergency landing today, minutes after taking off from Mogadishu, due to a hole opening up in the plane after an apparent explosion, according to aviation experts. On its Facebook page, Daallo Airlines, the national airline of Somalia, said in a statement that an Airbus 321 had "experienced an incident shortly after takeoff" from the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.
  • HRes. 569~Condemning violence, bigotry, & hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the US (blasphemy law)

    02/02/2016 2:42:46 PM PST · by wtd · 71 replies
    Congress.gov ^ | 02/02/2016 | Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]
    US Congressional House Resolution 569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United StatesThis bill was introduced (12/17/2015) Sponsored by Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] Beyer is on the House - Judiciary Committee. Adding insult to injury....There are 123 traitorous cosponsors of this grossly offensively unconstitutional assault against the freedom of expression ! Latest Action: 01/15/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
  • Hear The Cry of Birds

    02/02/2016 12:02:22 PM PST · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 2/2/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Hear the cry of the red-shoulder hawk and colorful Colombian Parakeets, (Perija), that is listed as critically endangered, and threatened species, their voices are of my grandchild, and myself.
  • Thoughts on Cruz's Iowa Win

    02/02/2016 11:06:15 AM PST · by pgyanke · 71 replies
    Vanity | 2/2/2016 | pgyanke
    I was listening to Rush in the car talking about Ted Cruz's win in Iowa last night. There's just about no point to calling his show, sometimes, with the millions trying to get through so I thought I would post my thoughts here. 1. Rush correctly pointed out that Ted's win in Iowa is unique in that he was the only candidate (ever?) to dare to take on the ethanol mandate. I think it's a little deeper than this. For once, voters have been given a choice of a candidate that speaks the truth and lets the chips fall where...
  • Time to say Bye, bye.

    02/02/2016 4:05:06 AM PST · by upchuck · 42 replies
    vanity | Feb 2, 2016 | upchuck
    IMHO, any candidate that got 3% or less of the vote last night in Iowa needs to say Good Bye to the race. This would include: Candidate Votes Pct Delegates Bush 5,235 3% 1 Fiorina 3,483 2% 0 Kasich 3,473 2% 0 Huckabee 3,344 2% 0 Christie 3,278 2% 0 Santorum 1,783 1% 0 Hats off to Mike Huckabee who had the good sense to bow out last night.
  • I Want To Give A Thanks To FR Homeschoolers (vanity)

    02/01/2016 7:37:59 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 19 replies
    I just want to send a thanks to everyone who was helpful on this thread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3349192/posts We are homeschooling, now, and I do appreciate the support and advice. Finding out what what is NOT being taught. It's disgusting.
  • Video: Mom hears son's heartbeat after his death

    02/01/2016 1:18:02 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 10 replies
    CNN | January 31, 2016
    Touching video of a mother hearing her son's heart beating in the chest of a little girl
  • Migrant center banned from holding memorial to Swedish social worker in case it upsets refugees

    02/01/2016 12:38:16 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2016 | Sara Malm
    Staff at a housing centre for child migrants in Sweden have been banned from holding a memorial service in honour of a fellow social worker who was murdered last week. Alexandra Mezher, 22, was stabbed to death when she tried to break up a fight between two teenage boys at a home for unaccompanied minors in Molndal, Gothenburg. When staff at a similar accommodation in Ornskoldsvik, north-east Sweden, wanted to hold a memorial for Miss Mezher, the council said no. Miss Mezher's murder sent shockwaves across Sweden, and has highlighted a number of issues that has followed in the wake...
  • Family of LaVoy Finicum releases statement; funeral to be held in Kanab February 5

    02/01/2016 11:31:49 AM PST · by YankeeinOkieville · 21 replies
    Fox 13, SLC ^ | 1/29/16 | Mark Green and Dora Scheidell
    Funeral services for LaVoy Finicum will be held Friday, February 5 in Kanab, Utah, according to the statement. Kanab is located about 40 miles from Finicum's home town of Cane Beds, Arizona. According to a Facebook post on "LaVoy Finicum's Stand for Freedom", the funeral will be at a church house at 1436 S. McAllister Drive with visitation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a service from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The post states all are invited to pay their respects.
  • Rather Have Jesus, Nothing But The Blood

    02/01/2016 10:30:52 AM PST · by Revski · 10 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 2/1/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    With my mandolin I play and sing the hymn, (I'd Rather Have Jesus), the music for that hymn was composed in 1939 by George Beverly Shea, the renowned gospel singer. and ending hymn, (Nothing But The Blood), by Robert Lowry. Madolin and singing covered by me, o7jimmy.
  • Lafayette's America

    02/01/2016 10:08:13 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://opportunitylives.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ellen Carmichael
    For several weeks, an 18th century replica ship has traveled across the Atlantic Ocean from France to the U.S. L'Hermione is an exact copy of the vessel sailed by the Marquis de Lafayette in 1780 to notify his friend, General George Washington, that the French king had agreed to provide troops and resources to the flailing Continental Army. This week, the boat is docked in the Washington, D.C. area, fittingly near Mount Vernon, and various French and American entities are feting the occasion. They have good reason. America's first and longest ally is France, despite occasional variances in political dispositions....
  • Donald Trump sitting pretty in Iowa polls

    02/01/2016 8:56:32 AM PST · by samtheman · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb 1, 2016 | David K. Li February 1, 2016 | 10:34am
    Donald Trump is leading the field among Iowa Republicans, according to poll results released Monday as voters there get set to select their party nominations.
  • VANITY: What DEM are you rooting for?

    02/01/2016 6:43:49 AM PST · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 51 replies
    2/1/2016 | Me
    Ok.... we ALL have our favorites we are hoping for to win on the GOP side, and let's face it, it's getting very hairy! Let's take a time out from tearing at each other's throats over Trump, Cruz, etc. Let's flip the coin for a second.... Who are YOU rooting for on the Dem side to win? BERNIE or HILLARY? Why?? I'm still torn who would be the most easily beatable, and IF they one, who would do the least amount of damage to the country...
  • South Carolina Just Outlawed Something Islamists Cannot LIVE without

    01/31/2016 9:08:42 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 39 replies
    newsfoxes.com ^ | 01/30/2016 | Danny Gold
    South Carolina just passed a new bill that will ruin any plan Islamists may have had about dominating the US. In a vote of 68 to 42, the South Carolina House agreed to block Islamic Sharia Law from ever being acknowledged in their state. The new legislation is explained as “a bill to amend the code of laws of South Carolina…so as to prevent a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law including, but not limited to, Sharia Law in this state from a forum outside of the United State or its territories under certain circumstance.”
  • "No Colors Allowed"

    01/31/2016 2:10:14 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Facebook ^ | 1/31/16
    Video at link.
  • "World is divided between pagan brutality and the Christian ideal...

    01/30/2016 10:03:08 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Franklin D. Roosevelt warned at Madison Square Garden, October 28, 1940:"WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may attack us from without." FDR said in a Fireside Chat, April 28, 1942: "THIS GREAT WAR effort must be carried through... It shall not be imperiled by the handful of noisy traitors - betrayers of America, betrayers of Christianity itself." FDR stated at a Campaign event in Brooklyn, New York, November 1, 1940:"THOSE FORCES HATE democracy and Christianity as two phases of the same civilization. They oppose democracy because it is Christian. They oppose Christianity because it preaches democracy." Franklin...
  • Bacon lovers indulge at Indy festival

    01/30/2016 6:19:12 PM PST · by digger48 · 21 replies
    WISH ^ | 1/30/2016 | Evan Johnson
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hundreds of Hoosiers pigged out in downtown Indianapolis for a good cause Saturday. The Crane Bay Event Center just blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium hosted the second annual Bacon Fest. Bacon lovers sampled cured pork creations from more than 20 vendors. Novelties included bacon-wrapped bacon and donuts with bacon and Nutella. VIPig tickets were sold for early entrance to the event. A portion of the money raised at the Bacon Fest was donated to Gleanor’s Food Bank to help feed the needy.
  • These 23 photos show why I’m proud to call Oregon my home.

    01/30/2016 1:43:25 PM PST · by Twotone · 41 replies
    That Oregon Life ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Tyler James
    Am I proud to call Oregon my home? You're damn right I am. Do we have problems here? Of course we do, everywhere has problems. But the thing about Oregon is, if you've ever lived here you can probably agree Oregon is truly is a special place to live, and our problems are really very minimal compared to so many other places you could live.
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Clinton, IA (1-30-16) (Coming up)

    01/30/2016 1:24:23 PM PST · by Signalman · 2 replies
    RSB ^ | 1/30/2016 | RSB
    Scheduled for Jan 30, 2016 Saturday, January 30, 2016: Live stream of the Donald J. Trump rally in Clinton, IA at Clinton Middle School beginning at 3:30 PM CST
  • Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland Referendum to Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens

    01/30/2016 10:12:20 AM PST · by ak267 · 28 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1-29-2016 | Tyler Durden
    With Citi's chief economist proclaiming "only helicopter money can save the world now," and the Bank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia's largest investment bank's forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative. While The Finns consider a "basic monthly income" for the entire population, Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of around $2500 per month, with authorities insisting that people will still want to find a job.
  • Fox News: Contacts in the FBI and DOJ are 'Super Pissed Off' at the White House

    01/30/2016 9:36:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/30/2016 | Debra Heine
    According to Fox News' chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge, her contacts in the FBI and DOJ are "super pissed off" at what White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said about Hillary Clinton's email problems Friday. "That's not something I'm worried about," he told reporters at the daily briefing. Earnest threw cold water on predictions that Hillary Clinton will face a Justice Department indictment for mishandling classified information on her private and unsecure email server while secretary of State.. "That will be a decision that will be made by the Department of Justice," he said. "Some officials have said she is...
  • McCain Crusin' into 2013

    01/30/2016 6:10:54 AM PST · by Don Corleone · 8 replies
    Senator McCain | 1/30/2015 | John McCain
    Thank you for contacting me to relay your concerns regarding Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, prisoner of war who went missing in Afghanistan in 2009. I appreciate you taking the time to share your views with me. As you know, on June 20, 2009, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl went missing while serving in Afghanistan. Since that time, Islamic militant groups have released multiple videos showing Sergeant Bergdahl, the most recent of which was released in January with a reference date of December 14, 2013. As a former POW, please rest assured that I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to...
  • Obama targets gender pay gap with plan to collect companies’ salary data

    01/29/2016 7:25:08 PM PST · by DennisR · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2016 | Danielle Paquette and Drew Harwell
    President Obama proposed a new rule Friday that would require every large company in America to report employees' pay based on race and gender, an effort to reduce longstanding pay inequities for women and minorities.
  • Billionaire Conservationist's Yacht Damages Coral Reef

    01/29/2016 6:36:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Fri Jan 29 17:11:45 EST 2016 | Brian Clark Howard
    Billionaire Paul Allen has given millions of dollars to conservation causes over the years, including ones that support ocean exploration and preservation. But earlier this month, his 300-foot yacht Tatoosh allegedly caused significant damage to a protected coral reef in the Cayman Islands. The anchor and chain of the vessel allegedly damaged 14,000 square feet of reef on January 14, according to Cayman Islands' Department of Environment. The incident occurred in a protected area of Grand Cayman called the West Bay replenishment zone, which is near popular scuba diving sites. The M/V Tatoosh was "moored in a position explicitly directed...
  • An absent Trump won this debate: Why

    01/29/2016 3:27:56 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/29/2016 | John Harwood | @johnjharwood
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump won. The Republican debate lost — and so did his rivals. The Republican candidate skipped the final televised faceoff before Iowans vote in caucuses on Monday. That spared him all but glancing, humorous blows from those battling to catch up. "Let me say, I'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly," Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas began. "And Ben, you're a terrible surgeon. Now that we've gotten the Donald Trump portion out of the way ..." Later, Cruz jokingly threatened to leave the stage if he received any more...
  • [Vanity] A Word to Know

    01/29/2016 12:10:58 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Merriam Webster ^ | ??????? | Merriam Webster
    trumpery noun trum·pery \ˈtrəm-p(ə-)rē\ Definition of TRUMPERY 1 a : worthless nonsense b : trivial or useless articles : junk 2 archaic : tawdry finery — trumpery adjective See trumpery defined for kids Examples of TRUMPERY
  • Trump dominates Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in new polls

    01/29/2016 9:04:44 AM PST · by Signalman · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/28/2016 | Geoff Earle
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Donald Trump holds a dominant position in the three states that get first crack at picking a Republican presidential nominee, according to polls released Thursday. An NBC/Wall Street Journal/ Marist poll has Trump opening up a seven-point lead over chief rival Ted Cruz in Iowa, 32-25 percent, just days before the state's highly anticipated caucuses Monday. The poll confirms gains Trump has recorded in other surveys, which coincide with his relentless personal attacks on Cruz as a "nasty guy" born in Canada. Three weeks ago in the same poll, Trump trailed Cruz by 28-24. The New...
  • Is a secret sniper killing off Isil's high command in Libya?

    01/29/2016 7:53:59 AM PST · by wtd · 26 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 29 Jan 2016 | Colin Freeman
    Is a secret sniper killing off Isil's high command in Libya? Mystery gunman credited with shooting three of the terror group's leaders in their new "Caliphate" in Colonel Gaddafi's home city of Sirte As befits all the best practitioners of his shadowy trade, no-one is quite sure whether he is one man or many, or even simply an urban legend. But after a string of assassinations of its local henchmen, the Islamic State's new "Caliphate" in the Libyan city of Sirte is abuzz with talk that an anti-Isil sniper is at work. In recent weeks, no fewer than three...