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  • Can You Tell If Your Child Is Overweight? Most Parents Can't, [Nanny State] Study Finds

    03/30/2015 10:06:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    forbes.com ^ | Alice G. Walton
    The researchers from University College London studied nearly 3,000 families in five regions in the UK who were taking part in the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). They measured the children’s BMI, which in Britain is broken down into three categories: normal weight, overweight (above the 85th percentile), or very overweight (i.e., equivalent to obese in the US, above the 95th percentile). The team also asked the kids’ parents what BMI group they thought they fit into. It turned out that parents were extraordinarily poor at determining whether their children were overweight or obese. Of the 369 kids who were...
  • Obama’s Radical New Immigration Ploy – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Obama Trickery)

    03/30/2015 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 3/30/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss Obama’s radical new immigration ploy. Tune in!
  • British pilot who killed wife then planned to crash 747 shows airlines weak on mental health

    03/30/2015 8:03:01 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | March 30, 2015 | Martin Evans, The Telegraph
    The case of a British Airways pilot who killed his estranged wife in a hammer attack then planned to crash his jumbo jet “to make a statement” shows airlines are not doing enough to monitor the mental conditions of their crews, it was claimed yesterday. Robert Brown, 47, hit his estranged wife Joanna at least 14 times with a claw hammer in 2010, following a bitter and costly divorce battle. He had been due to fly a Boeing 747 jumbo jet from Heathrow to Lagos the next day but rang in sick at the last minute. Brown told his trial:...
  • Obama's sights on Harper?

    03/29/2015 3:20:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MARCH 25, 2015 | LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
    One wonders if U.S. President Barack Obama will campaign as vigorously to defeat Prime Minister Stephen Harper this fall, as he did, unsuccessfully, to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in that country’s recent election. It’s no secret Obama despises Netanyahu, who heads Israel’s right-wing Likud party and favoured Mitt Romney over Obama in the 2012 presidential race. The U.S. president has also talked since the beginning of his administration about the need to “put some daylight” between the U.S. and Israel, so he would have more influence with Arab and Muslim countries in his pursuit of an Israel-Palestine peace...
  • Sustainable Kidnapping [VIDEO]

    03/28/2015 8:49:59 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine
    GoogTube ^ | 15JAN2014 | Above Average
    The Sustainable Kidnapping project promises to always return victims in better condition than when they were captured, for a kinder, gentler kidnapping experience. Thingstarter Thingstarter is a series of parody Kickstarter videos where budding entrepreneurs make fundraising appeals for wildly misguided projects.
  • Why it is right to scrutinise Obama's nuclear deal with Iran

    03/28/2015 7:40:47 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/28/2015 | Peter Foster
    Those who would even question the merits of this deal are dismissed by administration aides as “warmongers”, ... Unfortunately, there are plenty of worrying signs that is not what is happening in Lausanne, where it now seems Iran will be allowed to keep 6,000 of its centrifuges, considerably more than the 500-1,500 the US originally wanted, or the 4,000 “compromise” offer Washington made a year ago. Even more worryingly, the US is reportedly considering allowing Iran to keep some centrifuges at Fordow, the impenetrably hardened underground facility that Iran built in secret, and only admitted to having in 2009 ......
  • Russia's 'troll factory'

    03/28/2015 2:29:08 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/2015 | Sam Matthew
    Vladimir Putin has an army of professional trolls running thousand of fake Twitter and Facebook accounts to flood social media with pro-Russia propaganda. Hundreds of workers are paid £500 a month to work exhausting 12-hour shifts bombarding the internet with comments placing Putin in a more favourable light. The trolls work under strict condition which see them banned from talking and even forging friendships with one another.
  • RIP Louis Black (son of musician Bill Black)

    03/28/2015 1:06:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    Bill Black's son Louis Black passed away at 3AM this morning from complications from COPD. Please pray for his wife Janet and family.  Arrangements pending. If you would like to send sympathy cards, the address is: 295 Starnes Road Munford, TN 38058
  • The All-American Rathskeller: From Prohibition To Ponies

    03/28/2015 10:26:31 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 13 replies
    onward state ^ | 3-25-15 | Jon Deasy
    The All-American Rathskeller: From Prohibition To Ponies 6By Jon Deasy on March 25, 2015 at 5:00 am Features, News 2.4k  43  2  It’s a cold Wednesday morning in State College and half the town is still asleep, waiting for Old Main’s bell to ring nine times. The CATA buses quickly make their way down College Avenue as a handful of students head toward campus to ready themselves for yet another day of classes.As they walk down Pugh Street towards Old Main, they pass stores both old and new. Sadie’s is new to the street, baking fresh dough waffles that can be...
  • Drugs squad accidentally gets locals high while burning marijuana mountain

    03/28/2015 8:34:46 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/26/15 | Mark Molloy
    An Indonesian police force might want to rethink its drugs disposal policy after accidentally helping residents of one district get high as kite. Destroying tonnes of marijuana in a big bonfire proved to be as reckless as it sounds as those witnessing the event started inhaling the fumes. Journalists and locals began feeling dizzy as police officers, who were wearing masks, destroyed tonnes of marijuana stacked up in a field. The fumes drifted into homes located near to the police station in West Jakarta, Indonesian news website kompas.com reports. “I got a headache because I wasn't wearing a mask," said...
  • Dining and dashing at Denny's

    03/28/2015 6:59:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Say hello to these 3 ladies?!?!? Came into Denny's yesterday and ordered $70 in food and tried ditching their bill.... So here they are trying to leave while my mom blocks the door telling them they have a bill to pay. Lol needless to say we were all types of bitches for calling the police. All they had was $37....i post this because it hurts. This is my job do when people do this on top of not wanting to tip i make NO money. You cant be ballin on a budget.. So yes you take money from me and...
  • 'Spectre' teaser trailer promises darkest Bond movie yet

    03/28/2015 6:26:49 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 28, 2015 | QMI AGENCY
    Daniel Craig is back as the ultra suave secret British spy James Bond in the first official teaser trailer for the newest upcoming installment, Spectre. The trailer doesn't give away much of the plot line, but does leave a few hints in regards to what fans of the series can expect to find. For example, it's obvious from the trailer that Bond will have to confront the darkest secrets of his past as he's roped into investigating, and probably infiltrating, a secret evil organization that seems to take its tones from Lord Voldemort's Death Eater dinners seen in the Harry...
  • Can You Spot the Pontiac Chieftain in this Picture?

    03/27/2015 6:30:15 PM PDT · by Company Man · 27 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | January 2, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    Could take hours, pic is at link.
  • Bizarre Sleeping Disease Plagues Small Village in Kazakhstan

    03/27/2015 2:58:07 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    News Everyday ^ | 25 Mar '15 | Ashwin Subramania
    Over 120 residents in Kazakhstan's Kalachi village have been diagnosed with a strange sleeping sickness where people suddenly fall into a coma-like sleep without warning. The residents then don't wake up for days and when they do, experience severe medical symptoms, the likes of which include memory loss, dizziness, blinding headaches and nausea. The sleep inducing malady has so far affected over one fourth of the village population with many residents experiencing repeated attacks. The government of Kazakhstan combined with the help of scientists have been scrambling to find the reason behind the illness. While they are pursuing some strong...
  • Mercedes-Benz launching midsize pickup by end of decade

    03/27/2015 12:59:23 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 33 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 3/27/2015 | Chris Bruce
    The pickup is about to get a rethink from Germany. In a rather surprising announcement, Mercedes-Benz says that it's planning to have a midsize truck on the market before the end of the decade. Before you get too excited to drive a pickup with the brand's famous star on the grille, there's some disappointing news. Mercedes is quite clear that the US isn't among the intended markets for the midsize truck, and the company specifically outlines the model for Latin America, South Africa, Australia and Europe. Also, this is a product being developed by the more commercially-minded Mercedes-Benz Vans division...
  • CNN: Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz declared unfit to work, officials say

    03/27/2015 12:14:59 PM PDT · by wtd · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/27/2015 19001 GMT | Michael Pearson, Laura Smith-Spark and Faith Karimi, CNN
    CNN: Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz declared unfit to work, officials say "Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was hiding an illness from his employers and had been declared unfit to work by a doctor, according to German authorities investigating what could have prompted the seemingly competent and stable pilot to steer his jetliner into a French mountain. Investigators found a letter saying that Lubitz, 27, wasn't fit to do his job in the waste bin of his Dusseldorf, Germany, apartment, city prosecutor Christoph Kumpa said Friday. The note, Kumpa said, had been "slashed."
  • Will the RNC allow Candy Crowley to moderate a debate? (Vanity)

    03/27/2015 8:26:36 AM PDT · by Signalman · 40 replies
    self | 3/27/2014 | self
    My question really is:Will the RNC allow biased leftist "journalists" to moderate the debates and sabotage the GOP candidates while giving a pass to, and even helping, the Dem candidate. Or have they finally wised up and will agree to participate only if conservative moderators take part in the debates. Wondering what others think about this.
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 27, 2015

    03/27/2015 3:07:20 AM PDT · by sneakers · 18 replies
    Jim Quinn returns to the air on April 1st! He will be live on WYSL in Rochester, NY and streaming online from The Warroom. Join us Monday thru Friday for discussion of the issues as only Quinn can present them!
  • Daycare worker eyes appeal after being sued for contacting Children's Aid Society [Canada]

    03/26/2015 8:57:41 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jenny Yuen
    TORONTO - A former North York daycare operator ordered to pay more than $10,000 for “emotional distress” is considering appealing a judge’s ruling that she “overreacted” by calling the Children’s Aid Society when she was concerned about one of the kids in her care. The toddler was 10 to 14 months old during the time he spent in Tammy Larabie’s Pony Ave. home daycare, which ended in July 2013. Larabie said the boy, who cannot be named, appeared to be malnourished and she called CAS on the parents, who were investigated and cleared. The parents then sued Larabie, 37, in...
  • Check Out the Nikon P900’s Ridiculous 83x Zoom (impressive video demo)

    03/26/2015 7:20:22 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/26/15 | Michael Zhang
    Earlier this month, we shared a video showing the incredible reach of the Canon SX60, a superzoom compact camera with a 65x lens. If you thought that video was crazy, check out this one featuring the new Nikon P900, which packs an even longer 83x optical zoom lens — the equivalent of a 24-2000mm lens in 35mm terms.
  • “Dumbest SpokesTwit at the State Dept” contest (VOTE)

    03/26/2015 5:59:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 57 replies
    3-26-15 | kingattax
    Please vote for your pick as the Dumbest SpokesTwit at the State Dept. The finalists were selected based on their complete inability to grasp even the most simple issue and their special skill at being about as articulate as an orangutan. .. MARIE HARF ..JEN PSAKI
  • Hello Barbie’s interactive abilities and Web connection are just plain creepy, say critics

    03/26/2015 4:40:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 29 replies
    National Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | Matt Townsend, Bloomberg News
    NEW YORK — Mattel’s Hello Barbie, a new doll that can hold Siri-like conversations with kids, was meant to help spur a turnaround for the company. Instead, it’s drawn the ire of one of the toy industry’s most influential critics. The product, unveiled last month at the Toy Fair in New York, has been targeted by Susan Linn, the activist and academic who led successful campaigns against Baby Einstein videos and sexually suggestive Pussycat Dolls. Hello Barbie’s Web connection and speech-recognition software have the potential to violate children’s privacy, Linn alleges. And plus the doll is just plain creepy, she...
  • Why ‘Operation: Decisive Storm’ was needed in Yemen

    03/26/2015 1:29:10 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | 03/26/2015 | Faisal J. Abbas
    For far too long, the Iranian-backed Houthi movement was left to meddle in Yemen. Now, while one realizes that war should always be used as a last resort and that every effort to use political and peaceful means should be exhausted; the reality is time after time, Iran and its agents continue to prove that they can’t be trusted and that they will always behave as the rogue players that they are. Saudi Arabia and its allies – who up until now include all GCC states (excluding Oman), Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco and Pakistan - answered the call with Operation:...
  • No, a Giant Asteroid Isn’t Going to “Skim” Earth on Friday

    03/26/2015 1:27:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | Jason Major
    There are ways to report on occasional close approaches by near-Earth objects (NEOs) that convey the respectful awareness of their presences and the fact that our planet shares its neighborhood with many other objects, large and small… and that sometimes their paths around the Sun bring them unnervingly close to our own. Then there’s just straight-up over-sensationalism intended to drum up page views by scaring the heck out of people, regardless of facts. Apparently this is what’s happened regarding the upcoming close approach by NEO 2014 YB35. An asteroid of considerable (but definitely not unprecedented) size – estimated 440-990 meters...
  • Using sound waves to put out fires.

    03/26/2015 9:49:37 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 30 replies
    Two engineering students at George Mason University have found a way to use sound waves to quash fires and have built a type of extinguisher using what they have learned that they hope will revolutionize fire fighting technology. Viet Tran a computer engineering major and Seth Robertson, an electrical engineering major, chose to investigate the possibility of using sound to put out fires as a senior research project and now believe they have found something that might really work. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-students.html#jCp
  • Once again Comrade de Blasio reminds us of why Democrats must never be allowed to rule us

    03/26/2015 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/26/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the bad old days of New York City, the mob would decide the price of erecting a building regardless of who was planning to do it. Years after the construction of One Police Plaza, the City’s Police Headquarters, when the ceiling of the main floor started to fall down an investigation found that the mob had sold the city substandard concrete. They didn’t care who they ripped off. Hard work led by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani broke the grip of the mob on New York’s construction industry and for years afterward construction boomed because of the reduced costs of...
  • State Dept: Illegal Aliens Have Applied to Bring 290 of Their Children to U.S.

    03/26/2015 8:50:38 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03/25/2015 | By Brittany M. Hughes
    While some of President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty programs are still awaiting the green light from the courts before being implemented, others are moving full-steam ahead, including the president’s Central American Minors Refugee/Parole (CAM) Program, which allows certain illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to petition for their children still living in these three countries to be brought to the United States. As of March 23, 248 cases representing 290 individuals had been filed for consideration in the CAM program since the federal government first began accepting applications on Dec. 1 of last year, a State Department official...
  • Nascar SCS STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway March Sun. 29 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    03/25/2015 8:35:16 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 48 replies
  • My Encounter with a Democrat about Ted Cruz and The Tea Party

    03/25/2015 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 56 replies
    Me | 03-25-2015 | Me
    I work in a major department store west of the Pittsburgh area and I sold some jewelry to a lady who was buying it foe her grandaughter's tea party. Just to make conversation, I referenced the Tea Party political group. She said how bad they were and Ted Cruz is "too Christian." I asked, "what do you mean by that?" She said, "I'm Catholic and liberal," and I replied, "hopefully if him or someone like him was elected, we can start to fix the damage of the last 7 years." She didn't like it. People like that drive me nuts....
  • Is it just me, or has there been a resurgence at FreeRepublic.

    03/25/2015 2:59:35 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 190 replies
    Me | 03/25/2015 | Zeneta
    I have noticed that there seems to be more and more posters on FR that have accounts from the 1990's or early 2000's, that are posting a lot more frequently. I can't be the only one that has noticed this. Maybe it was Ted Cruz, I don't know, but I'd like to know that I'm not alone here.
  • Ford cars slow when they see speed-limit signs

    03/25/2015 1:48:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/25/15 | BBC
    Ford is to sell a car that can read road signs and adjust its speed accordingly to ensure the vehicle is not driving too fast. The speed-limiting tech can be activated via the steering wheel and briefly overridden by pressing firmly on the accelerator. The car company suggests the facility will help drivers avoid fines and could reduce the number of accidents. However, one expert said the innovation might only serve as a "stopgap". "There's a plan for speed restrictions to be beamed to your car's computer systems and controlled from there, rather than requiring street sign visual recognition systems,"...
  • Iran talks stalled, which means those 47 ‘treasonous’ Republican senators might have saved the day

    03/25/2015 1:44:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 25, 2015 | Dan Calabrese
    It’s way too early to start celebrating, of course. I would never underestimate the willingness of Barack Obama and John Kerry to agree to a bunch of foolishness that compromises America and its allies in the quest for a “legacy.” But the self-imposed deadline of March 31 is fast approaching, and it doesn’t appear the U.S. and its European allies are anywhere near nuclear deal with Iran. Reuters reports that it all comes down to economic sanctions, which the Iranians insist must be lifted completely as a pre-condition for any deal whatsoever: “This is the position that the government has...
  • BBC drop the big one. Clarkson out from Top Gear!

    03/25/2015 11:09:12 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/25/15 | BBC
    The BBC's director general Tony Hall has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson will not have his Top Gear contract renewed, after a physical assault on one of his colleagues.
  • Toddler Idolizes the Garbage Men

    03/25/2015 9:31:45 AM PDT · by apoliticalone · 30 replies
    AOL-Huffington ^ | 3-24-2015 | Cameron Keady
    Some things in life are just too good to handle. Quincy Kroner had that exact feeling on March 13 when he met his local heroes -- the neighborhood garbage men, Mark Davis and Eddie Washington. The Cincinnati 2-year-old has been fascinated by the garbage truck “since about the age he could walk,” the toddler’s father, Ollie Kroner, told The Huffington Post in an email. But this was the first time he met the garbage men in person, and it was all too much for him -- resulting in the adorably priceless photo above. “He was all smiles as the garbage...
  • New Federal HVAC Regulations 2015

    03/25/2015 9:24:41 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 19 replies
    "But the new federal HVAC regulations 2015 are a big deal! For the first time, the DOE is implementing minimum federal efficiency standards – by region. And NEW water heater energy requirements, effective 4/16/2015!"...Seer ratings increased by region and a 1-800 hotline to Feds to report your contractor....
  • Why Two Mommies Cannot Replace Daddy

    03/25/2015 7:24:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/24/2015 | Judi McLeod
    Orlando, FL - Heather Barwick, who was raised by two lesbians, shared her compelling story and why she opposes same-sex marriage. Married to a man and raising four children, Heather has come to realize why same-sex marriage is wrong and why it harms children. In her powerful story, Heather wrote in The Federalist: “Growing up, and even into my 20s, I supported and advocated for gay marriage. It’s only with some time and distance from my childhood that I’m able to reflect on my experiences and recognize the long-term consequences that same-sex parenting had on me. And it’s only now,...
  • Is Obama a psychopath?

    03/25/2015 6:51:06 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 4/16/2014 | Gina Loudon
    It is safe to say that most politicians these days could be diagnosed with a range of mental conditions, and many would likely be labeled sociopaths or psychopaths. The terms psychopath and sociopath are often used interchangeably, even by mental health professionals. The symptoms are somewhat consistent between the two: lack of conscience, no moral compass, manipulative, low range of emotions, interpersonally insensitive. The psychopath is deadly. He is well spoken, charismatic, fearless, controlling, socially potent, a habitual liar, calm to a disturbing degree in the face of chaos and cold hearted. He is a master at blaming others. David...
  • NiceDeb: The reason Obama hasn't been helping Nigeria fight Boko Haram will make you sick

    03/25/2015 6:27:21 AM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    NiceDeb ^ | 3/24/2015 | NiceDeb
    Follow link to read article with complete links to sourced material: NiceDeb: The reason Obama hasn't been helping Nigeria fight Boko Haram will make you sickAccording to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, more than 13,000 people have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009. Some estimates put the carnage as high as 17,000 deaths. Between July 2013 and June 2014 alone, an estimated 7,000 people died in incidents related to the insurgency. Boko Haram – which means “Western education is forbidden” – recently pledged allegiance to ISIS. When these formidable jihadists rampaged through Nigeria, last year – kidnapping schoolgirls,...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 25, 2015

    03/25/2015 3:17:17 AM PDT · by sneakers · 33 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 - ON APRIL FIRST!! 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!
  • Trans woman wins $15Gs after cops called her a man

    03/24/2015 8:53:43 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 24, 2015 | MICHAEL MUI, QMI AGENCY
    VANCOUVER -- Vancouver's police force has been ordered to pay a trans woman $15,000 for repeatedly referring to her as a man and refusing to provide her post-op treatment while she was in jail. A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision posted Tuesday described how Angela Dawson had completed gender-reassignment surgery in March 2010 before several encounters with police officers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Dawson is well-known by the area's officers as someone who skates around on rollerblades on the road to direct traffic, often while wearing flashy clothes and big headphones. Dawson was arrested 11 days after her surgery on...
  • The WH exit that has everyone talking: Head florist is gone and rumours are flying about why

    03/24/2015 2:15:50 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 108 replies
    National Post ^ | March 24, 2015 | Helena Andrews, Washington Post
    WASHINGTON — When White House chief pastry chef Bill Yosses left the executive mansion last summer, the president publicly mourned the loss of “the crust master’s” mysteriously addictive pies. And when the first family’s personal chef and pal, Sam Kass, left in December, Michelle Obama heaped praise on Kass’ “extraordinary legacy of progress” in an official White House statement. But the recent exit of head florist Laura Dowling, who’d been in the job since 2009, has been a much quieter affair. So hush-hush, in fact, that most outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. knew nothing about it. There’s still no official...
  • GatesofVienna: Terror in the Alps?

    03/24/2015 11:36:47 AM PDT · by wtd · 21 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 3/24/2015 | Baron Bodissey
    GatesofVienna: Terror in the Alps?Given the multiple terror threats issued recently by Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, whenever a major jetliner crashes one immediately suspects that jihad may be involved. And, given the Western political propensity to deny and cover up any planned Islamic terror attack, one suspects that the evidence of jihad will emerge slowly, if ever. The A320 is designed to cruise at 37,000 feet for optimum fuel usage. The fact that it began a controlled descent at full speed without making radio contact with air traffic controllers is peculiar, to say the least. A320 pilots...
  • Bombshell police video shows Secret Service SUV hit White House security barricade...

    03/24/2015 10:23:39 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 13 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3/24/15 | unknown
    Police surveillance video shown publicly for the first time Tuesday shows Secret Service agents in their government vehicle driving through the secured area and nudging a temporary barrier at low speed as it drove toward a checkpoint. The incident occurred as on-duty officers and agents investigated a suspicious package thrown near the White House on March 4 – and an accompanying threat that it contained a bomb. The House Oversight Committee showed the video from the Washington Metropolitan Police Department during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy was testifying for the third time about the incident,...
  • (Jeb)Bush 'Disagrees' With 'Sentiments' Expressed by Adviser at Anti-Israel Conference

    03/24/2015 10:04:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 24, 2015 | MICHAEL WARREN
    A spokeswoman for former Florida governor Jeb Bush says the possible Republican presidential candidate "disagrees" with one of his foreign policy advisers who spoke at a left-wing anti-Israel group this week. James Baker, the former secretary of state and GOP foreign policy veteran, addressed the annual conference for J Street this week. An unpaid adviser to Bush, Baker criticized Benjamin Netanyahu for the Israeli prime minister's "diplomatic missteps and political gamesmanship" and expressed his support for a nuclear deal with Iran. As Politico reported, he also said he disagreed that President Barack Obama has hurt the United States's relationship with...
  • Canada says it will launch air strikes against ISIS in Syria

    03/24/2015 8:20:53 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 24, 2015 | DAVID LJUNGGREN, REUTERS
    OTTAWA - Canada will expand its military mission against Islamic State by launching air strikes against its positions in Syria as well as Iraq, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday. That will make Canada the second NATO member nation after the United States to attack Islamic State positions in Syria, which have also been hit by jets from Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
  • The Power To Hold On (vanity post)

    03/24/2015 5:00:24 AM PDT · by austinaero · 8 replies
    An Iron Will (book) ^ | 03/24/2015 | Orison Swett Marden
    THE POWER TO HOLD ON “The power to hold on is characteristic of all men who have accomplished anything great; they may lack in some other particular, have many weaknesses or eccentricities, but the quality of persistence is never absent from a successful man. No matter what opposition he meets or what discouragement overtakes him, drudgery cannot disgust him, obstacles cannot discourage him, labor cannot weary him; misfortune, sorrow, and reverses cannot harm him. It is not so much brilliancy of intellect, or fertility of resource, as persistency of effort, constancy of purpose, that makes a great man. Those who...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 24, 2015

    03/24/2015 3:16:20 AM PDT · by sneakers · 34 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 - ON APRIL FIRST!! 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!
  • SEE IT: Louisville cop helps struggling runner finish 10K race

    03/23/2015 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 23, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A Louisville runner who struggled to complete a 10K race crossed the finish line hand-in-hand with her “angel” — a cop who walked by her side for a mile. Asia Ford began having trouble breathing about five miles into Saturday’s Rodes City Run. Lt. Aubrey Gregory got out of his police cruiser to check on her.
  • Top Five Overrated Rifle Cartridges

    03/23/2015 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 99 replies
    NRA American Hunter ^ | 3/23/2015 | Philip Massaro
    The myriad selection of rifle cartridges today has a metric ton of overlap, duplication, and some downright silly designs. Some of these designs boast wonderful claims, but not all of them measure up. In order to be overrated, you have to be rated at all, so that leaves some of the more obscure designs off the menu. I’m well aware that I’m going to be taking a lot of flak for this article, no matter which cartridges I were to pick, so let me give you some details to start with. When you sit down to make your voodoo doll...
  • 100-year-old car salesman still working six days a week

    03/23/2015 5:54:33 PM PDT · by Signalman · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/23/2015 | Ben Hooper
    CASPER, Wyo., March 23 (UPI) -- A 100-year-old Wyoming man who made his first automobile sale in 1949 said he has no plans to retire from the car dealership. Derrell Alexander, who started his career as a salesman when gas was 17 cents per gallon, celebrated his 100th birthday last week at Whites Mountain Chevrolet in Casper, where he still works six days a week. Customers said they value Alexander for his honesty. "Maybe I've missed sales because I didn't lie to him. But that's OK," Alexander told KCWY-TV. He told the Casper Journal work is part of what keeps...