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  • Super Fast Pistol Shooting

    02/27/2015 1:52:57 PM PST · by w1n1
    wsj ^ | 2/27/2015 | wsj
    Watch this guy from Spartan 360 Tactical Defense go through a series of fast shooting with the pistol doing the Mozambique and One on One drills. Super fast pistol shooting here.
  • Motorcycle maker Yamaha to launch small cars in Europe

    02/27/2015 12:26:57 PM PST · by nascarnation · 40 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/27/2015 | AFP
    Japanese motorcycle giant Yamaha will join the four-wheel market by launching small cars in Europe as early as 2019 to meet rising demand for energy-efficient vehicles, a company official said Friday. The firm has been mulling manufacturing four-wheel vehicles for years, exhibiting a prototype 1,000 cc engine car and an electric-car battery at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Yamaha is planning to build car plants in Europe to sell them in the region before 2020, the company spokesman said, without elaborating. "As small cars are already prevalent in Europe, our first car launch will be (there)," he said. "But we...
  • New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    02/27/2015 11:35:44 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/27/2015 | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting. This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in “comfortable retirement,” “sidelined,” or “a lion in winter” in the months leading up to his death. Some of the key revelations in the newly-released...
  • Son Tells Mom to “Stop the Car!” – She Was Shocked …Then What She Saw Made Her Cry

    02/27/2015 10:40:49 AM PST · by TBP · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 21, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Nottaway High School Senior Tommy Adams and his mother were driving home from the Department of Motor Vehicles, when they spotted an elderly man trying to shovel snow from his driveway. However, it wasn't just an elderly man, but an elderly man with a walker attempting to do the shoveling on his own. Tommy wanted to help. "Tommy said 'Mamma stop the car,'" Teresa Adams told WTVR. "I got scared and asked 'what's wrong?'" "He said, 'there's an older man with a walker shoveling snow — I'll help him out,'" she added. Apparently the snow plows had passed by to...
  • VANITY: There's a rumor the audience will walk out on Jeb Bush's speech at CPAC

    02/27/2015 8:16:41 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 82 replies
    2/27/15 | ME
    Chris Plante reported this last hour doing his show at the convention. Can anyone confirm? Thanks...
  • DrudgeReport

    02/27/2015 8:12:29 AM PST · by Ray76 · 52 replies
    Feb 27, 2015 | Ray76
    Drudge is a blank page.
  • Conservatives versus Liberals

    02/27/2015 6:06:59 AM PST · by OldSmaj · 2 replies
    Unknown | Unknown
    A Correct Anthropological Theory: How Conservatives and Liberals evolved!Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunter/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter. The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. Beer required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! February 27, 2015

    02/27/2015 3:05:26 AM PST · by sneakers · 10 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - which looks like sometime in March! So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Catholic school pulls out of Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after gay group approved

    02/26/2015 8:29:38 PM PST · by massmike · 29 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 02/26/2015 | n/a
    Immaculate Heart of Mary School of Still River, MA has withdrawn its marching band and float of Saint Patrick from this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after learning that a small homosexual activist group will be allowed to march while publicly identifying its homosexuality. The school is compelled by the teachings of the Catholic Church to pull out. According to the Principal, Brother Thomas Dalton, “Catholics are forbidden to sponsor or even participate in an event which openly promotes unnatural and immoral behavior. The Church will never accept nor condone same sex marriage and the homosexual life style.” For 25...
  • Falling off the stage, Madonna, is God's way of telling you you're too old to cavort like a hooker

    02/26/2015 2:50:42 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 25, 2015 | Piers Morgan
    Madonna falls and the world gasps… in laughter. Let’s be honest, most of us howled ourselves hoarse watching the self-acclaimed Material Girl morph into Material Hurl at the BRIT Awards, Britain’s answer to the Grammys. For me, it perfectly personified the state of this once great legend’s career: dying on her a** in a pit of ignominy. I don’t say that with any glee. I say it as someone who used to worship the ground she gyrated on. I watched Madonna perform at London’s Wembley Stadium in 1987 with a great friend of mine. We were both 22, she’d just...
  • The myth about warming up your car on a cold day

    02/26/2015 2:44:28 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 132 replies
    Globe & Mail ^ | February 25, 2015 | PETER CHENEY
    The Stegosaurus disappeared more than 100 million years ago, doomed by its tiny brain and a changing world. Then we come to the carburetor, a crude fuel-mixing device that once ruled the automotive universe. Today, the carburetor is largely extinct, kicked aside by the modern fuel-injection system. Yet millions of drivers still seem to be stuck in the Jurassic Period. I thought of this recently when I watched a man spend 10 minutes warming up a fuel-injected Toyota that could have been driven seconds after it was started. Few processes are as poorly understood as the cold-weather start. Back in...
  • Obama can’t stop Putin, but is one tough cookie with Canada

    02/26/2015 2:39:26 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | February 25, 2015 | Kelly McParland
    In a way, its almost a point of pride that the first veto issued by president Barack Obama under the new Republican-controlled Congress – only the third veto of his presidency – was dedicated to the Keystone XL pipeline. Countries around the world jockey for the President’s attention, and he decided to save his first rebuke for us! The chance to veto the pipeline finally landed on the president’s desk on Tuesday, when Congress sent him a bill authorizing the $8 billion project. He had 10 days to either sign it or kill it,and a variety of options. He could...
  • THE ALARM Number 2

    02/26/2015 2:39:24 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 8 replies
    Rusticus ^ | 2005 | Rusticus
    I am somewhat heartened by the responses I have seen to my first article. I say somewhat because I am surprised that the sovereign citizens of this Nation have not already rectified the tyranny forced upon them.
  • Critics of Canada's monument to the victims of communism are wrong. Here's why

    02/26/2015 2:34:26 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 17 replies
    National Post ^ | December 20, 2014 | David Frum
    The federal government has approved a design for Canada’s monument to the victims of communism. That monument has sparked controversy from the very start, and as it moves from concept to plan, the controversy has intensified. Here’s why the critics are wrong. Monuments matter to a capital city. Monuments give that city its meaning. Monuments express shared experiences and declare high national values. Millions of Canadians either fled communism, or are descended from someone who did. Their sufferings, their losses, their memories are as central to the Canadian story as the hardships of the first settlers of New France, the...
  • Peterborough man buried under snow for three hours

    02/26/2015 9:24:03 AM PST · by woodbutcher1963 · 31 replies
    Union Leader ^ | February 25, 2015 | MEGHAN PIERCE
    PETERBOROUGH — An Old Street Road man removing snow from his roof was hospitalized after he was buried under 2 feet of snow for three hours.Firefighters responded Sunday around 5:30 p.m. after the man’s wife returned home and heard his muffled cries from beneath the snow, Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker said.“The homeowner was clearing his roof earlier in the day and he was pulling snow off of his metal roof,” Walker said, when about “three-quarters of the snow on the roof came off at once and buried him underneath it.”The man was home alone and using a snow rake...
  • CRAZY Russian Special Forces CQB Confidence Drills

    02/26/2015 9:19:09 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    These pistol shooting drills from the Russian Special Forces are off the hook. It's something that you're not going to see in the U.S. These drills are for the advanced gun toting folks that sleep and breathe carrying guns 24/7 not for the norm. Again Warning do not try these drills at home. Here's an accidental discharge while doing this crazy drill and he's a pro. See the rest of this crazy Russian SF drills here.
  • Supreme Court Justice Kagan uses Dr. Seuss in case argument

    02/26/2015 6:52:24 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/25/2015 | By Phillip Swarts
    When the Supreme Court announced its decision Wednesday on whether a fisherman should be charged under Wall Street regulatory laws, Justice Elena Kagan decided to include an unusual judicial argument: Dr. Seuss. In 2007 in Florida, law enforcement officials confronted fisherman John Yates, saying he had caught several red groupers that were too small. Mr. Yates then tossed the fish overboard. But he was charged under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which sought to punish the destruction of physical evidence in wake of the Enron scandal where accountants shredded thousands of documents. In a 5-4 decision announced Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled...
  • Police Dog Receives Final Guard Of Honour From Officers On His Way To Be Put Down

    02/26/2015 6:34:15 AM PST · by Doogle · 9 replies
    BUZZFEED news ^ | 02/23/15 | Richard James
    Judge the German shepherd helped make over 150 arrests during his long and distinguished career. Corporal Michael Franks took the heartbreaking decision to put the 9-year-old German shepherd down after watching his health deteriorate.
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! February 26, 2015

    02/26/2015 3:02:25 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - which looks like sometime in March! So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Tax question - Smart Freepers help wanted

    02/25/2015 7:08:55 PM PST · by SolidRedState · 20 replies
    ME | 2/25/15 | SolidRedState
    Received a mostly property inheritance. Had to sell off some to pay the inheritance tax. Inheritance is not taxable as income. Inheritance tax is not deductible as an expense. There were no capital gains on the sale. Does the sale count as income? Tax appointment in 3 weeks and it is just bothering me. I cannot stand the suspense. I think it would not count since it was part of the inheritance and the inheritance tax was paid.
  • The "Frozen" masses?

    02/25/2015 4:18:16 PM PST · by NYAmerican · 39 replies
    So, here we are. The enemy is in the White House, and in charge of most State and many Local Governments. The purge of the Military and the Pentagon is complete. They own the Mainstream Media, and virtually all of Academia. A populace consumed and mesmerized by their mobile electronic devices, Dancing with the Stars, and Justin Beiber, is no threat to them whatsoever, but rather a useful tool. As we speak, we are guaranteeing a psychotic enemy Nuclear Weapons, and fomenting/supporting Islamic fanaticism worldwide, while we also actively engineer class and racial unrest domestically. I feel like one of...
  • Cornell researchers find safest place to hide from zombies

    02/25/2015 2:58:43 PM PST · by workerbee · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/25/15 | Kate Seamons
    ***SNIP***The researchers used a number of techniques that are used when modeling real diseases, and the abstract ends with this dismal line: "We build up to a full scale simulation of an outbreak in the United States, and discover that for 'realistic' parameters, we are largely doomed." But Phys.Org relays a glimmer of hope by way of Alex Alemi, a grad student involved in the research: He says those who want to remain safe from the undead for as long as they can should head to the northern Rockies. He explains that while books and movies typically show an outbreak...
  • Should French Quarter cigar bar get a pass from New Orleans City Council?

    02/25/2015 2:08:00 PM PST · by BBell · 30 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/25/15 | Richard Rainey
    A French Quarter cigar bar's battle over state and city liquor permits has struck a major chord among New Orleans policy makers and civic leaders. Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey wants to create a new category in the zoning code -- called a "tobacco retail business" -- to keep La Habana Hemingway Cigar Bar on Toulouse Street in operation. But critics say that doing so could undermine the impending citywide smoking ban by exempting more drinking establishments from it and also impact the Quarter's long-standing prohibition on new cocktail lounges in commercial zones.
  • Queen Elizabeth needs a new chauffeur - could it be you?

    02/25/2015 12:05:38 PM PST · by nascarnation · 35 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 2/25/2015 | Noah Joseph
    The listing on the official website of the British Monarchy specifies that the job in question – based at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace – entails working "as part of a busy and supportive team tasked with driving members of the Royal Family, Household officials, guests and official visitors." That means being around some highly distinguished individuals, for what it's worth, but also getting access to some very rare machinery, the likes of which most people will never get close to: namely, the Bentley State Limousine, a vehicle designed and crafted in Crewe, based on the Arnage, specifically for...
  • Roman Abramovich Invests $15M In New US Fracking Technology

    02/25/2015 10:12:21 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 24/02/2016 | James Stafford
    Are the Russians coming to Texas riding the tailwinds of fracking? That depends on who you ask, as some believe Russian forces were behind the anti-fracking vote in Denton, while a $15 million investment in new Texas fracking technology by Roman Abramovich perhaps tells another story. When the anti-fracking campaign started to heat up late last year in Denton, Texas—the heart of the shale revolution—conspiracy theories were spread from within the pro-fracking community that the Russians were behind the whole thing. The logic was that the American shale revolution threatened Russia’s market share. Yet just months after a successful vote...
  • How much to replace HVAC?

    02/25/2015 7:07:59 AM PST · by Phillyred · 53 replies
    I am looking into replacing my 25+ year old gas furnace (forced air) and AC unit for a 1900 sq ft home. How much should I expect to pay total if using existing duct work? Does anyone have a reputable recent low cost recommendation in the Philadelphia suburbs? Anything to watch out for? Thanks!
  • Nascar SCS Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway March Sun. 1 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    02/25/2015 5:32:29 AM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 19 replies
  • How our schools are miserably failing our boys

    02/25/2015 5:00:08 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | February 23, 2015 | JENNIFER L.W. FINK
    Re-entry after winter break has not been easy for him. The rules and restrictions of school — Sit Still. Be Quiet. Do What You Are Told, Nothing More, Nothing Less. — have been grating on him, and it shows. His teacher recently emailed me; she’d noticed a change in his behavior (more belligerent, less likely to cooperate) and wanted to know if there was anything going on at home. My guess, I said, was that he was upset about having to be back in school after break. I was right. The lack of movement and rigid restrictions associated with modern...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! February 25, 2015

    02/25/2015 2:55:31 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - which looks like sometime in March! So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • GAO: Union Pension Insurance Fund ‘Likely To Be Insolvent’ Within Decade

    02/24/2015 10:41:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2015 - 3:18 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Despite recent congressional action, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) multi-employer pension insurance program is “likely to be insolvent by the year 2024,” according to the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) latest list of 30 “High Risk” government programs. PBGC collects premiums set by Congress from employers to insure the pension benefits of more than 44 million American workers and retirees currently covered under defined benefit plans. The agency’s “single-employer program protects about 33.6 million workers and retirees in about 27,600 pension plans,” according to the PBGC website. “The multi-employer program protects 10.4 million workers and retirees in about 1,500 pension...
  • American sniper verdict - Guilty!

    02/24/2015 7:19:46 PM PST · by djf · 18 replies
    Guilty of capital murder.
  • Chris Brown: I've been banned from Canada

    02/24/2015 4:43:42 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | QMI AGENCY
    Canadian fans of Chris Brown will have to wait a little longer to see the singer in person. Brown announced over Twitter Tuesday that he was denied entry into Canada and will have to cancel his scheduled concerts in Montreal (Feb. 24) and Toronto (Feb. 25). “Unfortunately I will not be able to perform in front of sold out crowds in Montreal & Toronto,” he tweeted. “The good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!” The Kiss Kiss singer was supposed to make an appearance...
  • ‘O Canada,’ whom dost thou command? [Gender-neutral anthem nonsense]

    02/24/2015 2:11:45 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    Maclean's ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Nick Taylor-Vaisey
    Sons aren’t just men and boys, but all people, even women, and that’s why Tory MP Peter Goldring thinks a legislative attempt to reword O Canada is foolhardy. The latest parliamentary debate on the national anthem’s lack of gender neutrality, sparked by the private member’s bill C-624, is silly, says Goldring. A close reading of a dictionary, he argues, proves O Canada is already blind to gender. Now, Parliament could annex Turks and Caicos, move the House of Commons to a warmer climate, and debate dictionary definitions for the rest of time. But no debate, even if it lasted to...
  • Angela Merkel: The real leader of the free world

    02/24/2015 2:06:36 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 3 replies
    Maclean's ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Michael Petrou
    Erika Benn, an energetic, fast-talking 77-year-old woman who guided generations of East German students through the nuances of the Russian language, is sitting on a couch in her apartment in Templin, 80 km north of Berlin, reminiscing about one of her students—a girl so shy that, in the black-and-white group photographs Benn pulls from a scrapbook, she is barely visible, hiding her face among much taller bodies in the back row. Angela Kasner, as she was known then, was “always an excellent student,” says Benn, but she had a problem. Some of the events in the Russian-language “Olympics” for which...
  • Extreme Long Range Pellet Rifle

    02/24/2015 8:32:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 108 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 2/24/2015 | Eric Nestor
    For many of us, our first experiences with shooting included BB guns and pellet guns. These air pellet rifles are like nothing we’ve used before! Check out the video on this pellet rifle hitting its target from 90 plus yards. Spoiler if you're a "Birdman" fan you may not like this. :)
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! February 24, 2015

    02/24/2015 3:12:13 AM PST · by sneakers · 15 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - which looks like sometime in March! So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Beloved K9 gets police escort to be euthanized at Maine clinic

    02/23/2015 2:06:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    FoxNew.com ^ | 2/23/15 | AP
    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – A beloved K9 suffering from seizures and arthritis received a final salute and a police escort, with lights flashing, to the Maine vet clinic where he was euthanized. Dozens of officers and firefighters turned out this month to pay their respects to Sultan, a 13-year-old German shepherd who sniffed out drugs and bad guys with the Yarmouth Police Department. Officers gave a last pat or scratch to the dog. Then they provided an escort for Sultan's final trip to a veterinary clinic.
  • Is Sweden's Missan the world's oldest living cat?

    02/23/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by 9thLife · 30 replies
    The Local SE ^ | Published: 22 Feb 2015 16:46 GMT+01:00 | unattributed
    Missan, 29, may be the world’s oldest cat, according to its Swedish owner who says that aside from suffering from some minor back and kidney problems, there is no reason why her furry friend won't make it to the grand age of 30. Missan the Swedish farm cat is turning 30 this spring and may be the world oldest living cat. By far. “I read an article about another cat that was supposed to be the world’s oldest, and I just thought to myself: ‘mine is older!’,” Missan’s owner Ĺsa Wickberg, from Karlskoga, told the TT news agency. According to...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Texas girl who mailed NYPD cops handmade thank you cards to visit NY, tour police precincts

    02/23/2015 7:41:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 23, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    The Big Apple is about to get a big ol’ “Hey, y’all” from cop-loving Texas kid Savannah Solis. The bright-eyed 10-year-old from Tyler, Tex. — who warmed cops’ hearts by mailing the NYPD 200 handmade thank you cards during one of the darkest periods in the department’s history — is flying into New York on Monday to be honored by the cops she touched with her missives, the Daily News has learned.
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! February 23, 2015

    02/23/2015 3:11:18 AM PST · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - which looks like sometime in March! So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Tattooed Women

    02/22/2015 8:21:25 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 182 replies
    2/22/15 | originalbuckeye
    Is anyone else tired of seeing women who are a mess with tattoos?
  • Satirical Sunday: "Jobs for Jihadists" Applications Flood State Department

    02/22/2015 4:42:28 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 25 replies
    Zero Hedgeq ^ | 2-22-15 | DC Clothesline
    Via D.C.Clothesline, After U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf announced that the long-term strategy in the fight against ISIS was to create jobs for potential jihadists, countless terrorists began filling out applications. Here are a few examples (along with a blank application for potential jihadists on the job hunt)...
  • CNN Contributor: ‘I’m Gay. And I Want My Kid To Be Gay, Too’

    02/22/2015 4:11:25 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 22, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Sally Kohn, a CNN contributor and progressive activist, says she hopes her 6-year-old daughter will turn out to be gay. Kohn, who has previously described herself as a “butch lesbian,” copped to the preference in an opinion piece for the Washington Post. “I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too,” wrote Kohn, who also contributes to The Daily Beast. Kohn defended her position, arguing that it’s normal for parents to want their children to follow in their footsteps, whether it involves extracurricular activities, political outlook or sexual orientation.
  • For second straight year, Penn State’s THON raises $13 million for pediatric cancer

    02/22/2015 3:46:04 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    times leader ^ | 2-22-15 | Nick Wagner
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s THON made a statement. Again. The 2015 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, was held this past weekend at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University. After 46 hours of dancing, it was revealed that the organization raised $13,026,653.23 during the past year. THON is a year-long fundraising campaign for the fight against pediatric cancer. Money raised is donated to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. This marks the first time since 2004 that THON raised less money than the previous year. Last...
  • Republicans Investigate White House Involvement In Net Neutrality Rules

    02/22/2015 3:33:23 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Februery 21, 2015 | John Hayward
    The Hill reports on the House Oversight Committee and Senate Governmental Affairs Committee demanding correspondence between the nominally independent Federal Communications Commission and various organs of the Obama Administration, in an effort to determine whether the White House exerted improper pressure on the FCC to engineer the proposed “Net Neutrality” takeover of the Internet:
  • Vintage PHOTO: "Pupsicle" ... A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912

    02/22/2015 2:23:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Flickr via IO9 ^ | circa 1912 | Frank Hurley
    A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912 This poignant image (cheer up, buddy!) of a pup named "Blizzard" was taken in 1912 by Antarctic adventurer Frank Hurley, who two years later would be the photographer on Ernest Shackleton's famed Endurance Expedition. This shot is from the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which set out in 1911. Over a period of years, Hurley visited the frozen continent six times and came away with a trove of stirring images.
  • Amnesty shocker! The secret behind Obama's 'order'

    02/22/2015 2:08:21 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 19 replies
    World net Daily ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Did President Obama just set up Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to be a candidate for impeachment instead of himself if conservatives convince the Republican majorities in the House and the Senate that his “executive actions” on immigration are unconstitutional? The inquiry begins with the question: Where are the executive orders Obama supposedly signed to permit up to 5 million parents of young illegal aliens to remain in the United States for three years? The White House appears to have engaged in administrative sleight of hand, changing U.S. immigration law not by executive order but...
  • Obama hustling 'full-throttle' to set up amnesty contracts

    02/22/2015 1:25:15 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 11 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 20, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The Obama administration is hustling to move quickly on contracts for the president’s executive-memo-driven amnesty program, even though a federal judge has ordered Washington bureaucrats to stop in their tracks, according to Judicial Watch. The Washington watchdog organization said Friday it has a source inside the industry of government contracts who said there is “no indication that the court order has impacted, slowed down or modified the procurement in any way.” “They’re really rushing into it,” the source said. Judicial Watch cited a government solicitation for companies to provide services for Obama’s plans to process illegal aliens and give them...
  • $39 million biological agent testing chamber constructed by US government

    02/22/2015 1:05:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    The largest chamber ever constructed for the research and development of defenses against virulent and deadly biological agents like ricin, plague or anthrax, the Dugway Proving Ground features strict controls for airspeed, temperature and humidity within the chamber. The new chamber comes after a directive given to the Department of Defense in 2002 to provide better readiness for biological attacks against the country. In particular, the new chamber’s job is to test how well biological agent detectors work. Prior to the construction of the chamber at Dugway, biological agent detection systems had no choice but to be tested by their...