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  • Commander Fred Calls Rush Limbaugh

    03/06/2015 11:34:19 AM PST · by pabianice · 9 replies
    I was driving and listening to the radio when I heard it, so any misstatements are unintentional. A caller, identifying himself as "Commander Fred," told Rush a story about Brian Williams under fire in the Middle east. According to Commander Fred, he was a C-130 pilot in the Middle East, with Brian Williams on board one day, when his aircraft came under fire. The first problem is that Commander is a Navy and Coast Guard rank, not one of the Army or Air Force, which would be what would have been flying Williams anywhere. Well, Commander Fred told a scary...
  • Congressman McGovern Explains Why He Boycotted Prime Minister Netanyahu's Speech to Congress

    03/06/2015 10:05:58 AM PST · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Office of Cong. James McGovern | 3/6/15 | McGovern
    I wrote to Mr. McGovern expressing my deep disappointment that he and his fellows chose to boycott the address by Netanyahu to Congress. This is the boilerplate doofusgram reply I received in which he indicates he did not even read my letter. ===================================================
  • How Silencer Works

    03/06/2015 9:25:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    A suppressor for sporting guns was invented by Hiram Percy Maxim and patented it as “Maxim Silencer“. The big deal about the silencer was that guns don’t have to be loud. Maxim intent was to provide a positive experience for the shooter and everyone around them. The technical stuff is that silencers specially built barrel with interior components that diminish the sound of discharging by dissipating the gas while the slug is on its outward path from the barrel. There's obviously more to it than that, go here to watch the video by SilencerCo that can better illustrate this than...
  • Anti-Gay initiative filed in CA. And it's...well....

    03/06/2015 8:30:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 20 replies
    patheos.com & Huffington Post ^ | Unknown | Matt McLaughlin
    A friend sent me an article about an initiative recently filed in California that is....shocking, to say the least. It is called the "Sodomite Supression Act" and...well, I'll let you read it for yourselves. I draw your attentions to sections "b" and "f", especially.....
  • Obama Admin. Presses Judge To Allow Executive Amnesty By Monday

    03/06/2015 8:12:45 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/05/2015 | by Caroline May
    The Obama administration is calling on U.S. Federal Judge Andrew Hanen to reverse his prior decision and allow President Obama’s executive amnesty to go forward by Monday. If not, the administration says it will appeal. “Accordingly, Defendants respectfully request expedited consideration of their motion and a ruling as soon as possible. Absent a ruling by close of business on Monday, March 9, 2015, Defendants may seek relief from the Court of Appeals in order to protect their interests,” the filing reads. The government’s demand comes a day after it admitted in another court filing that it jumped the gun by...
  • Happy Birthday Lou Costello!

    03/06/2015 5:28:47 AM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    March 6, 1906
    Louis Francis Cristillo (March 6, 1906 – March 3, 1959), known by the stage name Lou Costello, was an American actor and comedian best remembered for the comedy double act of Abbott and Costello, with Bud Abbott. Costello played a chubby, bumbling character. He was known for the catchphrases "Heeeeyyy, Abbott!" and "I'm a baaaaad boy!"
  • Politics - Keeping those in power in power and supporting them financially

    03/06/2015 5:12:09 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    News and Subsequent Thought | 6 March 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    One keeps wondering why politicians of any stripe will not do what is right in regard to governing and especially in regard to the subject of illegal immigration. The basic principle of governing was founded on Biblical principles and had in mind the well-being of the people. However, over time, that changed dramatically. Greed overwhelmed the Biblical principle concept and Pandora's Box was opened. Those needing cheap labor in order to make more profit began looking for illegal immigrant labor to meet that goal and desperate individuals from mismanaged countries poured in. As a result, even more greed (and evil)...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 6, 2015

    03/06/2015 3:00:20 AM PST · by sneakers · 16 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 - possibly sometime this month! 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!
  • Florida city spies on churches, demands licenses

    03/05/2015 8:09:15 PM PST · by massmike · 28 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | JAY BAGGETT
    A Florida city’s code-enforcement division, which was subject in 2013 to a scathing audit for falsifying inspections, employing unqualified inspectors and failing to clean up nuisance properties, has now decided to go after churches. City-code enforcement officer, Gerard A. Coscia – wearing a hoodie – was sent to the Common Ground Church on Feb. 9 to clandestinely film the worship service, reported the Examiner. The following Sunday, Coscia returned to the church, which meets in the Coffee Grounds Coffee Bar, handed his business card to pastor Mike Olive and told him, “This Sunday is your last Sunday.” “I inspected the...
  • GOP has a real challenge

    03/05/2015 7:28:24 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 27 replies
    My Head | 3/5/2015 | Ben Mugged
    Here is one reason the GOP has a real challenge to win the Presidency in 2016 The large majority of big cities in the US, most with high minority populations, lean Democrat. These cities, with obviously large populations, are in in states with large numbers of Electoral College votes – taking the state almost certainly Democrat. There are at most 100 Electoral College votes in “swing states”. The Democratic candidate for President is almost assured of 191 EC votes going into the election while the GOP candidate is assured of only about 129. Thus the Democrat needs only EC 79...
  • Americans spent $58 billion to pamper, protect pets in 2014

    03/05/2015 4:56:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 4:00 PM EST | Sue Manning
    We feed them, groom them, clothe them and otherwise shell out the big bucks to protect and pamper our pets. The American Pet Products Association’s annual report on pet industry spending says Americans spent $58 billion in 2014 on their 397 million pets, which range from freshwater fish and reptiles to cats and dogs. …
  • Gay advocate unwittingly encourages idea that children can be taught to be gay

    03/05/2015 3:57:38 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | March 5, 2015 | Barbara Kay
    The headline of a recent Washington Post article was provocative, as it was meant to be: “I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay too.” Writer, CNN political commentator and ardent feminist Sally Kohn set off a national firestorm of criticism with her admission that she would prefer that her daughter be gay like her than heterosexual, because she thinks being lesbian is a “an asset and a gift.” So far Kohn’s six-year-old daughter shows no signs of following in her mother’s footsteps, in spite of a household filled with gay-themed books and admonitions, when she plays “family”...
  • Ohio Teen Flies 7,000 Miles, Gets Rejected by Woman and Almost Freezes to Death (trunc)

    03/05/2015 1:55:47 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 53 replies
    ROOT ^ | 03/05/15 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Ohio Teen Flies 7,000 Miles, Gets Rejected by Woman and Almost Freezes to Death on Chinese Riverbank One love-struck Ohio teen almost died on a Chinese riverbank after getting drunk once he was rejected by the young woman he flew 7,000 miles to see, the Daily Mail reports. Identified by only his surname, Pratt, the 18-year-old flew from Ohio to Jiangshan, a city in Zhejiang province, China, after reportedly falling in love with a young Chinese woman he met online.
  • Operation Pedestal. The Crucial Malta Convoy of 1942

    03/05/2015 1:01:13 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 7 replies
    Channel 4 ^ | 02/23/14 | Alan Murgatroyd
    The story of one of the truly epic events in the history of naval warfare. The survival of Malta was the vital hinge upon which turned the whole Allied strategy in the Mediterranean Theatre of war. This film describes how a vital convoy was forced through to relieve the valiant island of Malta, despite appalling losses.
  • The Demise of the Clinton's Political Power (VANITY)

    03/05/2015 10:50:20 AM PST · by RetSignman · 36 replies
    Me thinking outside the box | March 5, 2015 | RetSignman
    The woes of Hillary and her run for president and are growing with every day that passes but I'm going to go outside the box of conventional thinking and posit my opinion of what could possibly be the truth behind her mounting political problems. In my opinion, the Clinton Machine and all their untold hundred of millions they have available is not going to enough to stop the disclosures of their carefully hidden corruption activities from the public.
  • New guardrails turn into ‘rigid spears’ that ‘sever limbs,’ Ontario city alleges in $500M lawsuit

    03/05/2015 9:02:20 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | March 5, 2015 | Colin Perkel
    TORONTO — Authorities across Canada are awaiting test results from the U.S. before deciding what to do about thousands of safety devices with alleged defects that could cause guardrails to rip through cars and motorists instead of protecting them in crashes. In the interim, several provinces have stopped installing the units, which would cost tens of millions of dollars to remove, while the city of Stratford, Ont., has launched a proposed $500-million class action against the manufacturer. At issue is Trinity’s ET Plus — the end unit of the guardrail — which is supposed to absorb impact and guide the...
  • U.S. Ambassador to South Korea bloodied in Seoul knife attack

    03/05/2015 6:03:02 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 4 replies
    www.fortune.com ^ | 3/5/15 | Emily Rauhala
    You can’t see it on television, but South Korean President Park Geun-hye has a scar that runs from her right ear to her chin. In person, up close, it is just visible below her makeup, a smooth cut that follows the curve of her face. She’s had it since 2006, when she was attacked on the campaign trail by a man wielding a utility knife. On Thursday, in an eerily similar incident, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed on the face and wrist in the South Korean capital. Photographs from the scene showed him holding the...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 5, 2015

    03/05/2015 3:08:36 AM PST · by sneakers · 17 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 - possibly sometime this month! 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!
  • Holder... Blah blah blah

    03/04/2015 12:19:10 PM PST · by hattend · 21 replies
    We will not prosecute cop in Ferguson but it's all whitey's fault
  • UK: Jihad murderer & family on dole 20 years, cost taxpayers $600,000

    03/04/2015 10:22:29 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 03/03/2015 | Robert Spencer
    “Jihadi John family’s 20 years on benefits: How it’s cost taxpayers up to £400k to house fanatic and his relatives in upmarket areas,” by James Slack and Paul Bentley and Sam Marsden for the Daily Mail, March 3, 2015 (thanks to Mick): “ Jihadi John and his asylum-seeking family have milked the British benefits system for 20 years, the Mail can reveal today. Housing the Islamic State executioner and his relatives in affluent parts of London has cost taxpayers up to £400,000. One landlord said Mohammed Emwazi’s family were ‘parasites’ and ‘tenants from hell’. Incredibly, they are still believed to...
  • How to be a Special Ops Operator

    03/04/2015 9:53:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Happy Hump Day, here are somethings that you can do to make it look like you're a Special Op Operator. First one is you can customize your favorite AR15 with these accessories, see picture below. If you want to see more of the girl in the bikini, you can see the rest of this on "how to be a Special Ops Operator" here.
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 4, 2015

    03/04/2015 3:03:57 AM PST · by sneakers · 13 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 - possibly sometime this month! 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!
  • Nascar SCS Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway March Sun. 8 on FOX at 3:30 PM ET

    03/03/2015 8:13:25 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 35 replies
  • How radical and extreme is Obama?

    03/03/2015 6:14:23 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 03/03/2015 | Pamela Geller
    In a shocking op-ed by the editor-in-chief of the fiercely anti-Israel paper, al-Arabiya, Faisal Abbas admits that Netanyahu is right, Iran must be dealt with. Obama is out-radicalizing the radicals. “Al-Arabiya Editor Demands Obama Listen to Netanyahu,” Israel National News, March 3, 2015 Al-Arabiya’s English edition editor-in-chief Faisal J. Abbas wrote a surprising op-ed on Tuesday, calling on US President Barack Obama to listen to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu after the latter addressed Congress on the dangers of an Iran nuclear deal being formulated. Abbas, whose paper is openly anti-Israel and Saudi-owned, began by scornfully conceding “it is extremely rare...
  • Curt Schilling Goes Full Dad Mode, Gets Revenge When His 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Bullied Online

    03/03/2015 4:28:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | march 3, 2015 | oliver darcy
    Baseball legend Curt Schilling penned a scathing column Sunday targeting a group of individuals who sent sexually derogatory tweets to his daughter over the weekend. It started when Schilling tweeted a simple congratulatory message to his 17-year-old daughter Gabby for getting accepted into college. Moments later, Schilling and Gabby’s Twitter accounts were flooded with vulgar, sexually-explicit messages that TheBlaze has chosen not to reprint. Being a father, Schilling could not stand by and do nothing. The legendary pitcher penned a blistering columnon his blog. -snip In his blog post, Shilling particularly targeted two individuals and published screen shots of the comments...
  • New name for Washington Politicians

    03/03/2015 1:36:22 PM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 16 replies
    Self | 3/2/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    New name for the Political class in Washington. Establamists....
  • Feel free to delete my account (I'm done)

    03/03/2015 1:23:10 PM PST · by ReganDude · 143 replies
    ReganDude
    I've gathered enough information on Freepers. Feel free to delete this account. Have a wonderful day! ;-)
  • Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Goes Off on Jew-Hating Tirade Before Netanyahu Speech

    03/03/2015 11:54:08 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei went off on a Jew-hating tirade on Twitter Monday just one day before Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress. Khamenei blames Western problems on the Zionists. “Increasing global hatred of Israel is a sign of divine help. Today Israel is more isolated and its supporters are more embattled. #ShutDownAIPAC” This is the same enlightened leader Obama is holding nuclear talks with.
  • 12 Yr Old Hits Target at 1,000 Yards

    03/03/2015 11:27:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Tracking Point is getting popular among long range shooters including this 12 year old girl. Yes, I know it's almost like cheating and using technology to help you hit your target. But, fact is she hit it at 1000 yard. You can see it here.
  • Obama and Tish B'Av, the Jewish Day of Mourning

    03/03/2015 10:59:29 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/3/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    In 2004, an obscure Illinois State Legislator named Barack Hussein Obama, rose to international prominence after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachussetts. The day Obama gave the speech was July 27, 2004, Tish B'Av (9th of Av), the Jewish historical day of calamity and mourning. The day in history that most Jewish calamities have started (partial list below): 421BCE - Destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians (about 100,000 Jews killed during invasion) 70AD - Destruction of Second Temple by Romans (Over 2,500,000 Jews die as a result of war, famine and disease). 132 - Bar Kochba...
  • Canada turfed out more spies to the U.S. than elsewhere

    03/03/2015 9:46:29 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 4 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | March 3, 2015 | Tonda MacCharles
    OTTAWA—New figures show Canada has turfed out five spies in the past decade from a surprising source country — its best friend and ally, the United States. From 2004 to 2014 Ottawa sent back to the U.S. five of a total of 21 of those barred from Canada “on security grounds for engaging in an act of espionage that is against Canada or that is contrary to Canada’s interests,” according to a document produced by Canada Border Services Agency. It’s not clear whether the espionage was by foreign government agents or whether it was industrial espionage — that is, spying...
  • Move over, Peter Parker. It’s time for a black Spider-Man.

    03/03/2015 9:23:16 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 46 replies
    Maclean's ^ | March 1, 2015 | Luc Rinaldi
    This past week, the web’s spider senses were tingling with the rumour that the next cinematic Spider-Man—yes, there’s another reboot, due out in 2017—won’t be a white guy. “Listen, this is not set in stone, guys,” film insider Jeff Sneider had told the Meet the Movie Press podcast, “but I’m telling you, right now, Spider-Man’s not going to be white. I’m 95 per cent sure.” Whether or not there’s any truth to it, the mere prospect of a non-white Spidey came as a shock to many. Peter Parker is white, and so are Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, the actors...
  • As Obama maneuvers2remove Cuba fm State Sponsors of Terror list, China caught shipping arms2Castro

    03/03/2015 6:54:08 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    Babalu's blog ^ | March 3, 2015 @9:02 am | Alberto del la Cruz
    As Obama maneuvers to remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terror list, China is caught shipping arms to Castro regime "From the same president who assures us that global warming is a bigger threat to the world than ISIS, we are told that Cuba's apartheid Castro dictatorship is not a state sponsor of terror. Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Colombia Intercepts Shipment of "War Materiel" Headed to CubaThe Colombian authorities have intercepted a Chinese-flagged ship loaded with "war materiel" headed for Cuba. It was intercepted near the Port of Cartagena. The cargo includes long-range weapons systems. According to El Tiempo,...
  • Why Utah Cops ROCK!

    03/03/2015 6:43:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/3/2015 | Tom Hudson
    Here are stories of good deeds from Utah State PatrolThe Gaunlet Helen Smith received the phone call that all parents dread no matter how old: Her son was in a hospital in Ogden, Utah, and was dying and she needed to come up and see him immediately. Helen is 87 years old and the Ogden Regional Medical Center is in another state. Helen lives in Nevada some 350 miles from where her son lay, dying. In Fillmore, Utah, Helen flew past Trooper Jeff Jones, catching his attention. Jones pulled Helen over and gave her a warning to slow down. When...
  • Queen's new portrait for coins revealed by Royal Mint

    03/03/2015 4:21:18 AM PST · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    A new portrait of the Queen to appear on coins has been unveiled, but it might be some time before the new money starts appearing in people's wallets. The effigy, designed by Jody Clark, is only the fifth definitive coin portrait to have been created during the Queen's reign and the first since 1998.
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 3, 2015

    03/03/2015 3:24:58 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 - possibly sometime this month! 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!
  • Snapshot of an LEO

    03/02/2015 12:22:22 PM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/2/2015 | D Breteau
    An interview with John Parow – St. Lucie County Sheriffs Department D Breteau) Why did you become a Law Enforcement Officer? John Parow) It sounds like a cliché answer but I actually got into law enforcement because I truly like helping people. In this field, many people don’t like us overall but if I can help one person then that is what I am looking for. DB) Worst day as a cop? JP) February 28th 2013. On this day a fellow sergeant and friend was murdered while doing his job. During a traffic stop, the suspect exited his vehicle and...
  • IRS defends paying refunds to illegals who never filed taxes

    03/02/2015 10:31:53 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds. Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code requires an SSN on the return, but a taxpayer claiming the EITC is not required to have an SSN before the close of the year for which the EITC is claimed,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in his letter...
  • More than 1,600 [Toronto] city employees on long-term disability

    03/02/2015 5:58:53 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 1, 2015 | SUE-ANN LEVY
    TORONTO - The city and its two largest agencies, the TTC and the Toronto Police, spent $55.6 million last year supporting a roster of more than 1,600 employees on long-term disability, the Toronto Sun has learned. According to information obtained under municipal freedom-of-information (FOI) legislation, there were 1,636 unionized and staff employees on the LTD rolls at City Hall, the Toronto Police Service and the TTC at the end of 2014. On average, these employees have been off work and covered by LTD for six-and-a-half years, with a sizable 23% of them on LTD for more than 10 years. The...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 2, 2015

    03/02/2015 3:07:30 AM PST · by sneakers · 18 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 - possibly sometime this month! 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!
  • Bryson .. miracle baby

    03/01/2015 7:18:08 PM PST · by knarf · 48 replies
    self ^ | March 1, 2015 | knarf
    God answers prayer !
  • Matt DeHart's quest for asylum is over: Canada delivers alleged hacker to U.S. agents

    03/01/2015 5:03:58 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | March 1, 2015 | Adrian Humphreys
    Matt DeHart, a former American soldier who sought asylum in Canada claiming torture by U.S. agents probing Anonymous hackers and WikiLeaks, was taken from his Ontario prison cell Sunday morning and delivered to U.S. agents at the border. Mr. DeHart, 30, was allowed to make a quick phone call en route to his parents, who are living in Toronto facing their own removal order, said his father, Paul. “He was peaceful and in good health,” Paul DeHart said in an interview but the family remains deeply worried. “We are concerned about Matt’s safety as he transits,” he said. “We said...
  • Dirty Business as Usual at California High Speed Rail [Feinstein's Husband $$]

    03/01/2015 12:12:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    crazifornia.com ^ | April 16, 2013 | Staff
    Dianne Feinstein: Inside Traitor Out of the entire universe of those who could have won the first phase construction contract for California’s high speed rail boondoggle, who would stand out as the last person who would win it if there were no political patronage. Put another way, who is the most likely person to win it if there is political patronage? Feinstein-one eyeBoth questions have the same answer: Richard Blum, the husband of California senator Diane Feinstein. So, who won the contract? Blum, of course, as the principle owner of Tutor Perini, the lead firm in the three-firm consortium selected...
  • Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

    03/01/2015 1:37:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 4:04 PM EST | Mary Esch
    Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. “It’s colder in Siberia, but we’re the farthest below normal.” The climate center shows the New York cities of Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Ithaca had their coldest months ever. The average temperature was 10.9 degrees in Buffalo, beating the 1934 record of 11.4°. The normal average temperature...
  • Taiwanese Cartoon Captures Ridiculousness of Net Neutrality

    03/01/2015 12:26:22 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/28/15 | Amy Miller
    This week, the FCC voted 3-2 in favor of implementing net neutrality policies. These rules will prevent internet service providers like Verizon or Comcast from blocking or throttling traffic, ban giving priority to providers who are willing to pay for faster service, and reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. This means that internet service will now be regulated under stricter, utility-based laws the government currently uses to control wired telephone and other similar services. The pro-NN moves made by the FCC have come under attack from both activists, and members of Congress. A recent poll shows that only 1 in...
  • Agonizing over the true Islam

    02/28/2015 4:15:22 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2015 | ANTHONY FUREY
    Some charter member of the political correctness brigade is probably sitting in a Starbucks right now arguing that the three men arrested in New York City Wednesday for allegedly trying to join ISIS and attack Coney Island just had “economic grievances” that were likely to end in “workplace violence.” That’s how twisted the way we talk about terror and religion has become. One would think it takes a particular lack of worldliness to argue that there’s not much Islamic about the Islamic State. That’s why it’s troubling to read the New York Times’ globetrotting everyman Thomas Friedman do almost that...
  • Obama's True Enemy...[Daniel 11]

    02/28/2015 8:49:39 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/27/2015 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Republicans, and conservatives that file into Tea Party meetings and rallies, Constitution Classes, and Libertarian gatherings, say time and time again that they are so tired of having to battle the failures of President Barack Obama. His failed policies are nearly more than they can digest. He fails to understand economics, his failed Obamacare program is destroying health care in America, he fails to understand the underlying reasons behind why the government shutdowns occurred, he has failed in the Middle Class and he has failed to bring anybody out of poverty. Failure after failure after failure after failure. He even...
  • Vanity - How are the new GOP Senators and Congressman voting

    According to Conservative Review here are the grades for the New GOP: Senator: all new Senators elected with the exception Sen. Jim Risch has a score of 100. Risch has a score of 82. 29 of the all of the GOP senators have Ds or less. The two "tea party" female Senators - Ayotte and Fischer both have grades of F. House: Brat(VA-7) has a score of 100 Comstock (VA-10) score of 67 (D) Loudermilk (GA-11) score of 67 (D) Walker (NC-6) score of 67 (D) Stefanik (NY-21) score of 67 (D) McSally (AZ-2) score of 67 (D) Love (UT-4)...
  • Montreal artist says his gold car, teeth have led to police profiling

    02/28/2015 6:04:59 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | February 28, 2015 | JUDITH PLAMONDON
    MONTREAL - You could say Corey Shapiro's gold-plated BMW is eye-catching. In fact, it's repeatedly caught the eye of the local police, says the well-known Montreal artist. He says he's been pulled over five times in the four days he's been driving the $85,000 car. "The police think I'm a criminal, but I'm not a pimp or gangster," said Shapiro, who admits that his ample jewelry and diamond mouth-grill make for an intimidating appearance. "If I were one, I would hide instead of driving around in a golden car." Shapiro shared snapshots of his interactions with police with his 86,000-plus...
  • Robert De Niro Hit with $6.4 Million Tax Bill

    02/28/2015 6:04:34 AM PST · by rfreedom4u · 54 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 2/27/2015 | Robert W. Wood
    Robert De Niro owed $6.4 million to the IRS for his 2013 tax return, but it appears he just learned of it. The Oscar winner's tax debt surfaced in documents first uncovered by the Smoking Gun. Mr. De Niro has an estimated worth of over $200 million, and is reputed to spend $125,000 a month on his rental on Central Park West. In that sense, this tax bill doesn't seem so large. But it was unpaid, as the notice to New York City’s Department of Finance revealed. That is what an IRS lien filing is all about. But right away,...