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  • #Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue

    10/20/2014 3:44:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 25 replies
    Got News ^ | 10/20/2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Ebola’s ebola czar called overpopulation the top leadership concern of the world, Gotnews.com has learned. Democratic operative Ron Klain and his wife, Monica Medina, spoke with a Georgetown interviewer in 2008. Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern Video clip“I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said. “We’ve got to find a way to make...
  • EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION QUIETLY PREPARES 'SURGE' OF MILLIONS OF NEW IMMIGRANT IDS

    10/20/2014 2:09:52 PM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2014 | Breitbart
    Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In...
  • Monica Lewinsky gives speech, joins Twitter

    10/20/2014 12:02:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 89 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/2014
    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, returned to public life on Monday, giving her first speech in 13 years and joining Twitter...
  • Court allows First Amendment claim based on alleged professor retaliation (Shortened Title)

    10/20/2014 7:17:03 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 17, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Pompeo v. Board of Regents (D.N.M. Sept. 29, 2014, but apparently not substantially publicized until Thursday): The University of New Mexico offered a class and Plaintiff enrolled in that class. The subject matter of the class (“Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts”) as set out in [the Complaint] was chosen by the class instructor, Defendant Hinkley, to spark “incendiary” class discussions. The syllabus assured students that “it’s quite clear that we do not expect anyone to necessarily agree with the positions and arguments advanced in our work. There’s controversy built right into the syllabus, and we can’t wait to...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 20, 2014

    10/19/2014 7:07:47 PM PDT · by sneakers · 23 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, - and they are working on it - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • McNaughton's Art Work

    10/19/2014 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Snoopers-868th · 15 replies
    McNaughton's web page ^ | 10/19/14 | Me
    Has anyone purchased any of McNaughton's art work? If so, was it lithograph or giclee? Were you satisfied?
  • California Highway Patrol Sergeant Arrested for Downloading Child Pornography On and Off Duty

    10/19/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Bay City News Service ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bay City News Service
    Fairfield: CHP sergeant suspected of downloading child pornography on and off duty FAIRFIELD -- A California Highway Patrol sergeant allegedly downloaded child pornography on a laptop while he was working off duty and on duty near Wi-Fi locations in Suisun, Fairfield and Vacaville, a Vacaville police sergeant said. The child pornography allegedly downloaded by CHP Sgt. Eric Lund showed pre-pubescent children having sex acts with adults, police Lt. Matt Lydon said. Lund, 49, of Chico, was arrested at 9 p.m. Thursday on 21 felony charges of sending or selling obscene matter depicting a minor and on misdemeanor charges of possessing...
  • Book published in 1999 about man arriving in Dallas with Ebola to start pandemic.

    10/19/2014 9:59:28 AM PDT · by Chance Hart · 22 replies
    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2674557/pg1
    ABSOLUTE ZERO Book Description Publication Date: May 4, 1999 Ebola. The very sound conjures up hideous images, images that cannot begin to convey the horrors of the disease itself. An African man carrying the virus has arrived unhindered in Dallas. Experts assure the public there is no cause for fear. But is there really nothing to fear? Absolute Zero is the tale of an attack on America, of an unlikely hero who saved millions. One man, his life as ordinary as any among us, did something he could never have anticipated, something he never intended. It is a cautionary tale...
  • Fed-backed Twitter study draws fire (gov to study pol "smear" and adoption of ideas)

    10/19/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    A Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission is warning about a government-backed study that “seems to have come straight out of a George Orwell novel.” Commissioner Ajit Pai — one of two Republicans on the five-member commission — warned in a Washington Post op-ed on Saturday about a National Science Foundation study of people's communications on Twitter, which he said amounted to government monitoring of people’s speech. ADVERTISEMENT “In the United States, the government has no business entering the marketplace of ideas to establish an arbiter of what is false, misleading or a political smear,” he wrote. “The federal...
  • Cleburne police investigating after video shows officer coaxing, shooting dog

    10/19/2014 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Altariel · 52 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Julie Fancher
    Cleburne police are investigating after a video circulated online of one of its officers coaxing a dog toward him before shooting it. The short video, taken from a body camera’s perspective, shows a man’s arms wielding a handgun while the officer summons two dogs toward him. As the animals approached with their tails wagging, the officer fired several times. As one of the dogs fell to the ground, the officer, who has not been identified, took aim at the second dog. The video ends abruptly, before showing what happened to the other dog. Although the video shows that the animals...
  • State Legislatures and 2014

    10/19/2014 7:30:28 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Bruce Walker
    Most of the midterm attention seems to be on control of the United States Senate, with some attention on key gubernatorial races like Florida and Wisconsin, and with a smidgen of notion to the size of the Republican House majority after 2014. Most pundits see Republicans padding that current majority by some seats. There is another level to the 2014 midterm that passes almost completely under the political radar: control of state legislatures. Twenty years ago, in the 1994 midterms, Republicans made dramatic gains in state legislatures – a vital part of our constitutional system, which had been utterly dominated...
  • Federal court in Idaho strikes down ban (Shortened Title)

    10/18/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    From Morris v. Army Corps Engineers (D. Idaho Oct. 10, 2014): Plaintiffs challenge regulations promulgated by the Army Corp of Engineers that govern the possession of firearms on property administered by the Corps. Plaintiffs argue that the regulations violate their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The regulations govern over 700 dams — holding back more than 100 trillion gallons of water — built by the Corps, and the surrounding recreation areas that serve over 300 million visitors annually. Adopted in 1973, the regulations were intended to provide for more effective management of the lake and reservoir projects....
  • Justice Ginsburg has it backwards

    10/18/2014 3:30:54 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2014 | Walt Bussey
    In her dissent to the Supreme Court’s ruling that Texas could enforce its voter ID law, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote: "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters." No, Justice Ginsburg; the greatest threat to confidence in our election process is that too many people may vote who are not legally qualified to vote, or that may vote fraudulently. How confident can honest citizen voters...
  • Murrieta Mayor Arrested for DUI Crash that Injured HS Cheerleaders, Apologizes & Seeks Re-Election

    10/18/2014 12:01:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | October 17, 2014 | SARAH BURGE AND DAVE DOWNEY
    MURRIETA: Mayor, arrested in suspected DUI crash that injured four, apologizes Murrieta Mayor Alan Long was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Thursday after a crash left four Murrieta Valley High School cheerleaders with injuries ranging from moderate to major, authorities said. Long, 44, was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley and later released on $50,000 bail. He did not respond to requests for comment. About 8:15 p.m., Long was driving south on Jefferson Avenue when his full-size pickup truck crashed into the back of a car waiting to make a left turn at Lily Avenue, Murrieta...
  • Is it a bird, is it a plane? No - it's a mystery man flying past an Airbus (trunc)

    10/18/2014 3:06:44 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Thomas Burrows
    Pilots on a holiday jet were left stunned when a 'flying man' whizzed past their aircraft at 3,500 feet. The mystery man flew within 100 metres of the plane and left the pilots baffled as to how he was moving through the air, as neither could see a canopy suspending him. There was also no sign of him on the radar and further checks failed to reveal any paragliders, parachutists or balloonists in the area at the time. He appeared from nowhere as the Airbus 320 passed Macclesfield while it was coming in to land at Manchester Airport and has...
  • NEW TOY

    10/18/2014 1:34:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 49 replies
    ME | 10/18/14 | swampsniper
    Another of the old Minolta classics to play with. It's a constant f4.5, highly rated for IQ and really compact. This may just be my new favorite walkaround lens.
  • Obsessive Ex's Cyberstalking Gets Man Fired, Arrested

    10/18/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 44 replies
    ABC News and 20/20 ^ | October 17, 2014 | Mollie Riegger and Alexa Valiente
    A St. Augustine, Florida, man is at ease now that his scorned ex-lover is behind bars. “I finally can breathe again,” Joe Good, 51, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ “20/20." “Now I don’t feel like every time I see a police car that, ‘Oh, they’re coming for me.’” Good’s former girlfriend of three years, Tawny Blazejowksi, 41, of St. Augustine would stop at nothing to ruin his life after the two broke up. Her web of lies eventually turned Good’s life into a really bad nightmare.She succeeded in getting him arrested three times and fired from his...
  • Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested.

    10/18/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    IJR Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | BECCA LOWER
    Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested. The former Mr. Katy Perry, actor Russell Brand, made quite the impression outside Fox News’ New York City studios this week. In a video he made for his The Trews YouTube channel, Brand set up in front of the building, which he explained was because his appearance on The Sean Hannity Show was cancelled. • “Here we are at Fox’s headquarters, all the greats are here – Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity – all the people who refuse to have us on the show.” At...
  • Ebola Contradictions

    10/18/2014 6:52:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance blog ^ | 10/18/2014 | AlwaysOnWatch
    Ebola ContradictionsSo, Americans possibly exposed to Ebola are under these restrictions, which include not using public transportation. However, those entering the United States from the Ebola Hot Zone and, therefore, possibly exposed to Ebola, are riding on commercial airliners and public transportation.
  • Poll: Should the US Impose a Travel Ban on West Africa Nations?

    10/18/2014 6:16:38 AM PDT · by mystery-ak · 21 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | The Briefing Room
    Open to guests...please vote...
  • Vanity...RE: Ferguson, MO

    10/17/2014 11:12:11 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 38 replies
    myself | 08/17/14 | wheresmyusa
    I have followed all the Ferguson threads here on FR since the mike brown shooting with intensity; and restrained from comment from the plethora of opportunity, until now. My wife and 3 stepchildren are all from Ferguson, one of which still resides there with her father. I myself lived on Airport & Jackson, right on the border of what's left of Kinloch for quite some time. I'm intimately famaliar with the culture there. We've endured the criminal behaviour, and mob road blocks, and miscellaneous nefarious activities for years and years. The calls for violence against "whitey", law enforcement or civilian,...
  • She Was Trying to Help When a Homeless Woman Offered Harsh Words. What Shocked her — They Were True

    10/17/2014 1:06:50 PM PDT · by chajin · 11 replies
    Liftbump ^ | October 17, 2014 | Nicole
    In this powerful video as found on InspireMore, 24-year-old Veronika Scott is already CEO of her own non-profit company called The Empowerment Plan in Detroit. As a daughter of addicts, Scott worked hard to earn a scholarship so that she could attend college. There, Scott was given the assignment of creating something that “fills actual needs.”...
  • If I don't cash a "Class Action" Lawsuit Check from Toyota, Who Gets the Money?

    10/17/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Please be advised that all appeals to the Settlement have been resolved in favor of the settlement and that the Settlement is now final.
  • Allah Who? Haacckk off!

    10/17/2014 8:07:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | Michael Oberndorf, RPA
    The mass beheadings of their enemies, including rival Muslim sects, the mass murders of captured soldiers and Christian civilians, the suicide bombers, including those who explode their vest bombs in places crowded with unsuspecting, innocent civilians, the kidnapping and forced bondage of girls and women to be used as sex slaves, are all common practices of the radical Islamist groups active today. Here in America, we’ve seen so-called “honor killings”, beheadings, and single and mass murders in various parts of the country, all committed by Muslims in the name of Islam.
  • DHS Started Expediting Visa Extensions From Ebola Countries in August (Free Republic linked)

    10/17/2014 6:35:41 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- As Ebola continued to ravage communities in West Africa this summer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced "immigration relief measures" for citizens of three countries affected by the deadly virus. In short, the USCIS has been waiving fees, expediting the immigration process, and allowing extensions of visas for anyone coming from the three designated Ebola-stricken countries, provided that they are in the United States. The Free Republic blog reported that the law firm of Edward W. Neufville, III, LLC, a Washington, D.C. area immigration firm, added a...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 17, 2014

    10/17/2014 3:07:26 AM PDT · by sneakers · 19 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, (they're working on it!) our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Muslims be MAD! A Video Rebuttal to Islam - Top 5 Arguments

    10/16/2014 6:55:07 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 7 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Steven Crowder
    Islamists are FURIOUS with this youtube channel. Even put it on an official watch/hit list. In their most recent effort, they issued a rebuttal defending their awful "prophet." Thus, this video. A very thorough yet entertaining rebuttal to Islam. Arm yourself with information!
  • Judge releases woman who threw shoe at Hillary Clinton

    10/16/2014 5:16:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    AP ^ | October 16, 2014 | Kimberly Pierceall
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton in Las Vegas to live with her mother in Arizona while she awaits sentencing for trespassing. Alison Michelle Ernst also was told not to have contact with any people or places protected by the Secret Service. Ernst, 36, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespassing. A judge previously dismissed a misdemeanor violence charge.
  • Judge denies protective order for NCAA and Penn State, seeks deposition from Emmert

    10/16/2014 1:38:46 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 9-15-14 | Lori Falce
    In two separate Commonwealth Court rulings this week, Judge Anne Covey denied an NCAA and Penn State motion for a protective order and ordered the NCAA to make President Mark Emmert available to give a deposition. The NCAA and the university had asked for the order to protect confidentiality of “certain discovery materials” in the lawsuit brought by state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, and state Treasurer Rob McCord that tries to ensure the $60 million in fine money levied against Penn State by the NCAA remains in Pennsylvania. Covey declined that in an order dated Wednesday. “Defendants have demonstrated...
  • Could It Possibly Get Any Worse?

    10/16/2014 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2014 | Roger Simon
    The stock market is in free fall. The Islamic State is on the brink of taking Baghdad and Kobani. The Ebola crisis is spreading and seems on the verge of becoming a pandemic while the CDC is being unmasked as incompetent. The Iran talks are a charade and everyone expects that country to get the bomb. Our vaunted college campuses are transfixed by so-called micro-agressions and a supposed rape epidemic while banning the likes of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and George Will (!) from speaking — and they still cost nearly $70,000 a year. Our putative ally Turkey — you know,...
  • THE STAGGERING IMMIGRATION POLL NUMBERS DRIVING EVEN DEMOCRATS TO DENOUNCE AMNESTY

    10/16/2014 12:03:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    Breitbart | 10/16/2014 | Jonathan Strong
    When a Democratic Senate candidate, a darling of Hollywood liberals, starts attacking Republicans over supporting amnesty, you know something is going on, even if it is in a red state. Allison Grimes, who says she supports a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens, was “caught” running an ad in Kentucky attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for voting to give “amnesty” to 3 million “illegal aliens” – in 1986. The ad was unlisted on her YouTube account, and since garnering attention on the left has caused a major brouhaha on the left. In New Hampshire, former-Sen. Scott Brown...
  • Medicare Physical Exams

    10/16/2014 8:21:27 AM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 5 replies
    Self | 10/16/2014 | LoneRangerMassachusetts
    Help on Medicare Supplemental Insurance - Physical Exams
  • Horton Blazes Trail As CAL FIRE’s First Female Chopper Pilot

    10/16/2014 7:05:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    CHINO (CBSLA.com) — When lives are on the line and homes are in danger, Desiree Horton swoops into action. Horton is a helicopter pilot for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection – CAL FIRE — in San Bernardino. She is the first and only woman to fly for the agency. “At an early age, I was hooked … fascinated me, piqued my interest,” Horton told CBS2’s Tom Wait. “For me, it’s exciting to know that we’re going to go out there and make a difference.” Her job is one of the most unique and high-pressure in the Southland....
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 16, 2014

    10/16/2014 3:24:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 43 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Politicians Should Never Do This If They Want To Be Elected-Hillary Clinton's Body Language

    10/15/2014 9:38:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 24 replies
    bodylanguagesuccess.com ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | Dr. G. Jack Brown
    Full Title: Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2982: Politicians Should Never Do This If They Want To Be Elected - Hillary Clinton's Body Language Faux Pas If you want to build rapport with an audience or the voting public, don't do what Hillary Clinton does throughout much of this video clip. She is being poorly coached regarding her body language. While it is true that a conventional steeple does project power along with assertiveness and an alpha persona - it should be used extremely sparingly, only for a second or two and at very specific and important moments of a speech,...
  • USGS Seismologist Warns LA Quake Could Knock Out Power Grid, Disrupt Water Supply

    10/15/2014 5:44:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 15, 2014 3:50 PM | Ed Mertz and Kaj Goldberg
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — On the eve of the Great ShakeOut a renowned U.S. Geological Survey seismologist updated Los Angeles officials Wednesday on ways the city can better prepare for an earthquake, and potential losses in the event of a quake. KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports Dr. Lucy Jones spent the past year studying how a major seismic event would impact old buildings, the water supply and telecommunications links. Jones, who serves as Mayor Garcetti’s first Science Advisor for Seismic Safety, told the City Council a major earthquake could result in 1,800 people dead, 53,000 injured, and up to half...
  • ‘Crossfire’ Cancelled – Again – As CNN Pulls Programs And Slashes Staff

    10/15/2014 5:20:56 PM PDT · by RBStealth · 30 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Lisa de Moraes
    The first time it went out with a bang — this time it went out with a whimper; CNN’s Crossfire is no more. Again. The show had been missing in action for weeks and already some of its co-hosts — Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones — have been popping up as contributors around the network’s landscape. Some staff have been moved to other programs, and the remainder have been encouraged to apply for open positions within the bureau, source say — surprising, given that CNN is in the process of slashing about 300 positions.
  • 17 days until the election. Does that give ebola enough time...

    10/15/2014 4:58:29 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 129 replies
    Self
    ...enough time to spread enough for Obama to declare martial law and shut down the election and save the dems? Just wondering.There has to be a reason he refuses to institute a travel ban.
  • Nurse with 99.5 Fever called the CDC before boarding plane....they told her it was okay!

    10/15/2014 4:48:29 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 67 replies
    The loons truly are running the asylum.
  • I short circuited a Liberal Poll worker yesterday ~ Vanity

    10/15/2014 3:29:21 PM PDT · by GraceG · 14 replies
    GraceG
    A few days ago I had to endure the Dementor's Lair known as the DMV office. So as I approched the door to this house of line waiting horror there was this college age liberal hippie type girl with a clip board asking people if they are registered to vote. She approached me and asked me if I am regiostered to vote. (I am registered already). So i decided to get snarky.. In my Best Deadpan Tone i said the following: "I Don't Vote, Because there is no option on the Ballot for "None of the Above" ". As I...
  • Britain's Former Environment Minister: Abandon Carbon Targets and Embrace Shale and Nuclear

    10/15/2014 12:11:25 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 8 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/15/2014 | Nick Hallett
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has called for Britain to abandon is carbon targets, saying that renewable energy cannot help Britain meet its energy needs and only a combination of shale gas, Combined Heat and Power and more, smaller nuclear power plants can provide renewable energy for the foreseeable future in Britain. Speaking to the Global Warming Policy Foundation in London, Paterson also derided wind farms, saying that Britain's wind energy policy is the "single most regressive policy we have seen in this country since the Sheriff of Nottingham," calling it: "The coerced increase of electricity...
  • Woman sent to jail for 6 hours over failure maintain her yard, with overgrown trees and bushes

    10/15/2014 7:33:56 AM PDT · by dware · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.14.2014 | AP via Fox News
    LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – A Tennessee woman who fell behind on her yard work was cited by code enforcers and has served a stint in jail over her overgrown yard.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 15, 2014

    10/15/2014 3:05:37 AM PDT · by sneakers · 17 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Nascar SCS Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday October 19 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    10/14/2014 8:28:49 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 118 replies
  • Are ALL Men "Rapists"? Feminists Teach Yes...

    10/14/2014 5:52:21 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 70 replies
    You may think it sounds far-fetched... but that's the very premise that's being taught in women's studies courses across the country. Watch the video. Am I the only one who thinks that it's INCREDIBLY insensitive to... you know... actual victims of "rape"? Special thanks to Lena Dunham for appearing in the video.
  • Chat logs reveal FBI informant Sabu’s role in hacking of Sun newspaper

    10/14/2014 12:29:26 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/14/2014 | James Ball
    US agency faces questions after records show Lulzsec leader Hector Monsegur, who was informant at time, helped attack that closed UK sites The FBI is facing questions over its role in a 2011 hacking attack on Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper in the UK after the publication of chat logs showed that a man acting as an agency informant played a substantial role in the operation. chat records show Monsegur encouraging others to break further into News International systems, claiming to have sources at the Sun, and even apparently helping to break staff’s passwords and to source files for stealing. Monsegur...
  • Netherlands says OK for biker gangs to fight ISIS

    10/14/2014 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    The Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | October 14, 2014 | Agence France Presse
    THE HAGUE: The Dutch public prosecutor said Tuesday that motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling ISIS in Iraq are not necessarily committing any crime. "Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it's no longer forbidden," public prosecutor spokesman Wim de Bruin told AFP. "You just can't join a fight against the Netherlands," he told AFP after reports emerged that Dutch bikers from the No Surrender gang were fighting ISIS insurgents alongside Kurds in northern Iraq. The head of No Surrender, Klaas Otto, told state broadcaster NOS that three members who travelled to near Mosul in...
  • GOPs '404 Error' Page v. Democrats' '404 Error' Page (Vanity)

    10/14/2014 10:03:37 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 7 replies
    October 14, 2014 | Scoutmaster
    GOP.com 404 Error PageDemocrats.org 404 Error PageTry it. You'll like it.I didn't discover this on my own. Slate is running a story about the two different 404 Error pages and I don't care to direct clicks to Slate.
  • Cowboys RB arrested for shoplifting underwear and cologne

    10/14/2014 9:59:21 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 28 replies
    SI The Wire ^ | 10/14/14 | SI Wire
    Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested Monday night for allegedly shoplifting from a Dallas-area mall, Naheed Rajwani of the Dallas Morning News reports. Randle, 22, was a fifth-round pick by the Cowboys in 2013 out of Oklahoma State. In six games this season, he has 16 carries for 113 yards, including a season-high 52 yards during Sunday's win against the Seattle Seahawks. Police said Randle allegedly shoplifted from a Dillard's at Stonebriar Mall.
  • WWII "Flying Coffin" found in Italy

    10/14/2014 9:23:00 AM PDT · by dware · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.14.2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    The World War II-era B-24 aircraft was so stiff, heavy, and hard to control that its American crews dubbed it the "flying coffin." Not only was its only exit hard to reach at the tail—leaving many trapped before being able to parachute out—but it was intended to drop bombs on bridges, train stations, and airports run by the Germans, thus living up to its name for those below it as well.