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  • Unraveling the Nature and Identity of the Green Man

    01/28/2015 5:53:57 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 20 replies
    Ancient-Origins.net ^ | January 28, 2015 | Ryan Stone
    An enigma spanning thousands of years, the Green Man is a symbol of mysterious origin and history. Permeating various religious faiths and cultures, the Green Man has survived countless transformations and cultural diversities, enduring in the same relative physical form to this day. Although specifics about his beginnings and his worship are not fully known, due in large part to how far back and to what initial cultures he can be traced to, it is a testament to the widespread reach of his character that he is still remembered and worshipped to this day. The Green Man is most highly...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! January 29, 2015

    01/29/2015 2:46:49 AM PST · by GregB · 7 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air - and all indications are that they will be, very soon! As we wait, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. 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!
  • GOP leaders turn on voters, will work to give president fast-track trade power

    01/28/2015 7:24:38 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 25 replies
    1/28/15 | johnwk
    SEE: Critical of Obama’s past actions, GOP now wants to give him more power on trade ”Republicans have consistently railed at President Obama’s exercise of his executive authority, disparaging him as “an emperor” who has ignored Congress on immigration, climate and Cuba. Now that they fully control the Congress, those same Republicans critics are on the verge of handing the president expansive new powers to circumvent those who want to stand in his way on trade. GOP leaders in both chambers are close to introducing legislation that would grant the administration broad authority to finalize one of the largest free-trade...
  • Wikileaks slams Google ‘attack on journalism’

    01/28/2015 6:07:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 27 Jan 2015 10:50 GMT+01:00
    A controversial Spanish former magistrate slammed Google in Geneva for handing over emails from Wikileaks staff to the FBI without informing the whistleblowing website. At a press conference in the Swiss city on Monday, Baltasar Garzón, who heads the legal team working for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accused the American internet search engine of an “attack on journalism” by providing the emails of three Wikileaks journalists to the U.S law enforcement agency. He told the Geneva Press Club that the staff members had only been informed in December that the contents of the accounts had been handed over to federal...
  • Famous Imam praises ISIS and Condemns Me to Sharia Death ON-AIR!

    01/28/2015 6:02:10 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 22 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 01/28/15 | Steven Crowder
    This week, we had Imam Choudary on the show. A famous Imam and leader in the Islamic community, what you’ll hear in this full-length interview is flat-out shocking. Some highlight quotes from the video CROWDER: “Who carries out Shariah in the world most closely to your beliefs? Which country?” CHOUDARY: “Well I don’t think any of them do quite frankly but I believe that what is the project in Syria and Iraq and places in Moli, Somolia, etc are doing quite well.” Moving on into the conversation, I challenged him on the ideas of freedom and how they work with...
  • France told to repay €1 billion in EU farm aid

    01/28/2015 5:34:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 27 Jan 2015 15:22 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    France must repay the EU €1.07 billion ($1.2 billion) in agricultural aid paid to farmers due to fraud and mistakes over a four-year period, the European Commission said on Tuesday. The money, about 2 percent of the €40 billion that France has received from Brussels between 2008 and 2012 under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, must be repaid in three installments up to 2017, a European source said. France was penalized for failing to check farmers’ claims for subsidies, especially on environmental issues and calculating the area of arable land. …
  • Tesla P85D Insane Mode Launch Reactions Compilation - Explicit Version

    01/28/2015 2:17:28 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/25/15
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpaLgF1uLB8
  • How to Fight for the “Fight for Space” Documentary [No bucks - no Buck Rogers]

    01/28/2015 1:44:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    “This is a unique space documentary, as it covers the space program from a policy perspective,” Hildebrandt said, “looking at the detailed reasons why the NASA budget has been cut over the years, why certain decisions were made, and what the future of our human space flight effort looks like.”
  • New York lawmaker wants children banned from gun shows

    01/28/2015 1:32:57 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 41 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | January 26, 2015 | Sam Rolley
    One New York state lawmaker believes that allowing children younger than 12 to attend gun shows increases the possibility that the youngsters will be future perpetrators of firearm crimes. Concerned that the firearms industry is making firearms and shooting sports too appealing to children, Hell’s Kitchen-area New York state lawmaker Linda Rosenthal wants to ban children from entering gun shows. “As the gun industry prepares a public campaign to broaden the appeal of guns, it is important that we establish reasonable age limits for admission to gun shows by children,” the lawmaker said in a memo attached to her proposal....
  • Zombie Cat in Tampa Rises from the Grave

    01/28/2015 10:23:25 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    CBS News - local ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | CBS Miami
    Bart the cat should be renamed zombie cat after he was hit by a car, buried and then crawled out of his grave five days later. According to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, they’ve seen many cases at their clinic but “this situation may take the cake!” They are now caring for a 2-3 year old black and white cat named Bart who was found by his owner after being hit by a car. The cat appeared to be lifeless and his owner, Ellis Hutson, buried him in a shallow grave. Five days later, the cat showed up in...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! January 28, 2015

    01/28/2015 2:48:40 AM PST · by GregB · 15 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air - and all indications are that they will be, very soon! As we wait, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. 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!
  • Again for Murdoch, Romney Can Do No Right

    01/27/2015 7:47:58 PM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | AMY CHOZICK and MICHAEL BARBARO
    The usually grim-faced media mogul practically swooned in his seat. Moments after Jeb Bush delivered what many in the audience described as an unremarkable talk at a conference in Washington, Rupert Murdoch turned to his seatmate, Valerie Jarrett, the White House adviser, to gush over its content and tone.
  • Lodi woman suspected of shoplifting, having explosive devices ID'd

    01/27/2015 4:09:11 PM PST · by eastforker · 24 replies
    kcra.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | Gamaliel Ortiz
    LODI, Calif. (KCRA) —A 23-year-old woman stopped on suspicion of shoplifting at two stores in Lodi had two pipe bomb-like devices inside her getaway vehicle, police said.
  • James Franklin scorns PSU player on Twitter for settling for a B on exam

    01/27/2015 3:55:04 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 1-26-15 | Kevin McGuire
    Some day college football players will learn not everything needs to be shared to the public. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones found that out, as you may have heard by now, but things turned out OK for him. Maybe Penn State sophomore safety Bryant Harper will learn a lesson after being publicly scorned by his head coach on Twitter. On Monday, Harper took to Twitter to boast about a B he received on a recent anatomy exam. "B on my first anatomy exam and I didn't study I'll take it" Penn State head coach James Franklin, known to be fluent...
  • Autopsy: Cobb Co. couple died from gunshot wounds to head

    01/27/2015 3:04:34 PM PST · by eastforker · 41 replies
    fox5live ^ | 1/27/2015 | MYFOXATLANTA STAFF
    TELFAIR COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities have confirmed the two bodies found Monday are those of the missing Cobb County couple as authorities charge the man they believe lured them to south Georgia, robbed and killed them. Medical examiner's say an autopsy revealed that Bud and June Runion died from gunshot wounds to the head.
  • WSJ Report: “U.S. Spies on Millions of Cars” – Aligns With Our 2013/2014 Maryland MCAC Hub Research…

    01/27/2015 12:04:30 PM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    The Conserative Treehouse ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | Sundance
    Over a year ago we brought you the story of Mr. Filippidis and his family, a Florida Driver who was pulled over by law enforcement in Maryland. The traffic stop would have been typical except for the fact the responding officer demanded, at random, Mr. Filippidis’s firearm. Mr. Filippidis did not have his legally owned -CCW permitted- hand gun, it was home in Florida. Nor did Mr. Filippidis ever say he had a firearm – yet the officer was insistent Mr. Filippidis owned one, handcuffed Mr. Filippidis, and strip searched his vehicle on the side of the road. Numerous Maryland...
  • Rise of the zombie cat: Pet who was 'killed' and buried climbed out of his grave five days later

    01/27/2015 12:03:36 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | By Kieran Corcoran
    Bart found in a pool of blood more  than a week ago and pronounced deadDespite being buried, he showed up  at owner's house in Tampa, FloridaRescuers think he came to  underground, clawed his way out then hidTook five days for his miraculous  return - and now needs surgery to survive  A cat that was run  down by a car and written off for dead apparently clawed its way out of the  grave and made its way home to be fed.Bart, a pet found  on the street in a pool of blood more than a week ago, was pronounced dead...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! January 27, 2015

    01/27/2015 3:50:27 AM PST · by GregB · 28 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air - and all indications are that they will be, very soon! As we wait, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. 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!
  • Flowers at Madiba’s grave dying: report

    01/27/2015 12:00:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | 2015-01-27 09:11
    Boreholes and a reservoir on former president Nelson Mandela’s farm in Qunu in the Eastern Cape have reportedly run dry, affecting livestock and the watering of plants at the family gravesite. The Daily Dispatch spoke to two sources who claimed Mandela’s farm has been without water since early January. Two cows have died in the last two months, and the gardens are no longer tended, including Mandela’s gravesite. There is no water for the plants and flowers next to his grave and these are dying, the sources stated. However, Mandela’s eldest grandson Mandla Mandela denied this, telling the Daily Dispatch...
  • Al Sharpton Versus the Teleprompter: Volume 4

    01/26/2015 6:59:24 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 22 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 26, 2015 | : David Rutz
    MSNBC host Al Sharpton’s apparent lack of preparation for his own show has become the stuff of legend, so much that now four volumes of his teleprompter flubs and incredible mispronunciations are now part of the Free Beacon annals. In this latest installment, Sharpton wrecks the names of such people as Ebola patient Nina Pham, quarterback Troy Aikman and actor Ray Romano, of animals like koalas (kola-cue?), and of general terms like waterboarding (waterboating), manhunts (manhoods), YouTube (UseTube) and asphyxia (asphema).
  • Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody

    01/26/2015 6:22:08 PM PST · by MinnesotaLibertarian · 289 replies
    National Review ^ | January 26, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Skipping to the end: ... Consider, if you will, what happens to a person who suggests that Sarah Palin is anything other than saintly. Right off the bat, they are accused of disliking America or Alaska or conservatives or mothers or the working class — or even women in general — and then they are informed that their “hatred” is showing. Next, their motives are questioned and their supposedly secret “agenda” is exposed for the world to see, for no right-thinking person could dislike Palin on the merits, natch. “I hope you enjoy your elite cocktail parties,” the apologists will...
  • Untouched for decades: Photographer takes amazing series of images of perfectly preserved home

    01/26/2015 4:59:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | january 26, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman 
    With polished silverware still in the kitchen drawers and outdated toiletries sitting on a dusty dressing table, these incredible photographs show a perfectly preserved home that was abandoned by its owners decades ago. From the retro patterned wallpaper to the well out-of-date food in the pantry, the dilapidated home in Ontario, Canada, is a remarkable time capsule. An urban explorer called Dave made the stunning discovery while he was looking at abandoned properties in his home province - and documented his findings on his website Freaktography.  'The sight upon entering this house was eerie, breath-taking and weird,' he said. 'There is...
  • Students respond to Obama’s State of the Union address

    01/26/2015 12:50:59 PM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies
    The UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 1/26/15 | Simon
    Speaking to a Republican-controlled Congress for the first time since he took office, President Barack Obama emboldened millions of Americans and showed us how the country’s future must be re-written. In essence, Obama gave two speeches, each of which tells the fate of two separate unions. The first one focused on a nation of healers and how our worst days are behind us. And rightfully so. With over 240,000 private sector jobs added per month in 2014, an unemployment of 5.6 percent, the lowest it has been in six years, gas prices nearly $2 a gallon and the highest high...
  • Best place to get primers, powder and bullets for reloading?

    01/26/2015 4:59:59 AM PST · by kyperman · 29 replies
    1/26/2015 | kyperman
    I am thinking about getting into reloading, want to know where the best place to buy supplies is...websites, etc....not that I have any guns, all lost is that stupid boating accident years ago.
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! January 26, 2015

    01/26/2015 4:05:10 AM PST · by GregB · 6 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air - and all indications are that they will be, very soon! As we wait, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. 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!
  • Turn Off Your Heat: Living in a cold home will make you a healthier, stronger, better person

    01/25/2015 8:57:51 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 91 replies
    Slate ^ | 23JAN2015 | Reihan Salam
    My dearest wish is to one day have the pleasure of living in a small cabin in the frigid wilderness. There I will spend my nights covered in heavy wool blankets, eating smoked fish and dried fruit. Over time, my beard will grow to the point where I’ll be indistinguishable from a medium-sized woodland creature. The villagers I’ll come to know during my rare visits to town will call me “the wolfman,” not least because I will communicate solely by howling and scratching out messages with my clawlike fingernails. For now, I live in a big city, where such unconventional...
  • Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe, With Miss USA as Runner-Up

    01/25/2015 8:43:06 PM PST · by Cecily · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 25, 2015
    MIAMI — Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday night, while Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, came in second. The other finalists, chosen from among 88 contestants, were Miss Jamaica, Kaci Fennell; Miss Ukraine, Diana Harkusha; and Miss Netherlands, Yasmin Verheijen. Vega, of Barranquilla, Colombia, granddaughter of the legendary tenor Gastón Vega, said the contests leading to MIss Universe were the first she'd participated in and would be her last as she's eager to return to her studies in business administration.
  • Pair Of Alleged Young Torches Arrested For Setting Fire To Walmart Store

    01/25/2015 6:32:28 PM PST · by W. · 29 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 1.25.2015 | TSG Staff
    An 11-year-old South Carolina boy is facing an arson charge after allegedly setting a fire inside a Walmart that caused millions of dollars in damages to the business, police report. The boy’s 13-year-old cousin has also been charged in connection with the December 31 blaze. According to investigators, the boy stole a lighter while inside the Columbia store and, with his cousin, used it to set a fire in the Walmart’s greeting card aisle. The ensuing blaze caused significant damage to the store, though no injuries were reported.
  • Portable Electric Generator Recommendations Needed

    01/25/2015 9:11:33 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 53 replies
    Here ^ | 1/25/15 | Rebelbase
    The old 5000 watt Kohler has bit the dust. Looking to buy a new portable electric generator. There are dozens on the market and would like FReeper recommendations for one in the 5000-7500 watt range. Also considering going with a propane fired model. Any suggestions? I see a lot of Generac units at a decent price, comments about those?
  • Calling talented FReepers: Obama delivers Lucky's speech

    01/25/2015 9:00:45 AM PST · by JusPasenThru · 3 replies
    Recently I saw a live performance of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", a story about two hobos who are, oddly enough loitering around waiting for a visit from a person named Godot. They are interrupted by Pozzo, a cruel and pompous man, and Lucky, his hapless slave led by a noose around his neck. Lucky performs demeaning tasks on command. At the urging of the hobos, Pozzo commands him to dance, and then to "think". What follows is a run-on rambling speech/rant lasting about four minutes of half-developed themes, nonsequeteurs, stuttering, random interjections, and entertaining nonsense. Here is the link...
  • Changes To TurboTax Lead To Consumer Revolt, Opportunity For Competitors

    01/25/2015 8:35:30 AM PST · by ken in texas · 32 replies
    Consumerist web site ^ | 1/23/15 | Laura Northrup
    - begin excerpt - What Intuit did for tax year 2014 is change which services come with each tier, shifting some of the forms to the more expensive versions. They made the same changes to the pricing tiers on their Web-based service for 2013, so the change is not entirely unexpected. The first rumblings came as soon as the software was released last year, and some true early birds got a head start on their returns. They noticed that something was missing: some pretty common forms that had always been part of TurboTax Deluxe. These included: Schedule C (self-employment expenses...
  • A method to restore rights to the law abiding in public venues-an idea (Vanity)

    01/25/2015 5:39:53 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    I was thinking about an upcoming event where I will be forced to go into a venue sans gun on my hip because of metal detectors and thought of a way where the law-abiding could carry guns into public venues and metal detectors could be done away with (though this latter point will likely never happen, I admit). Through the creation of a new database containing all violent criminals, the venues could turn away people with no subjectivity. They would even be given the option of levels of information of violent criminals. With an instant background check, people with a...
  • Get on the Ted Cruz support list!

    01/24/2015 7:06:07 PM PST · by SandwicheGuy · 32 replies
    Iowa gop
    If you like, you can text 33733 and include the word CONSTITUTION in the body. This will register you with Ted Cruz and his campaign for our America. This works nation-wide.
  • Notre Dame’s ‘white privilege’ seminar draws scrutiny

    01/24/2015 6:07:03 PM PST · by digger48 · 17 replies
    wishtv ^ | January 24, 2015 | Tom Coyne
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — As the U.S. wrestles with how to respond to a series of volatile racial incidents, the University of Notre Dame is offering a class this semester on white privilege that it says aims to help students become more aware of injustices. The course description says the one-credit elective, offered in preparation for a conference, is designed to educate students about the definitions of white privilege and its causes and effects. Though the school offered a similar workshop last year that was not for credit, the class has drawn some objections this time around. Notre Dame’s...
  • The Land of the Free---But are we still the home of the brave?

    01/24/2015 5:08:11 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 26 replies
    Self ^ | 2015 | Steve Newton
    Everyone knows the story of our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.
  • Amnesty for all the cupcakes!

    01/24/2015 3:27:13 PM PST · by digger48 · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 24, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Texas’ new Agricultural Commissioner, Sid Miller, granted amnesty to cupcakes as his first act of office. “I’m announcing that I am giving full amnesty to the cupcakes in Texas. I’m also granting full pardon to pies and cookies and brownies and cakes and homemade candies,” Miller said in his announcement. In Texas, the Department of Agriculture administers the school lunch program responsible for restrictive dietary guidelines. Guidelines were put in place to combat childhood obesity, but as Miller points out, the figures haven’t changed in the ten years stringent dietary restrictions have been in place. “We’re getting out of the...
  • 46 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Gets First Gold Single With ‘Wichita Lineman’

    01/24/2015 3:09:51 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 109 replies
    theboot.com ^ | 1-22-14 | Gayle Thompson
    Forty-six years ago today (Jan. 22, 1969), Glen Campbell struck gold for the first time. It was on this day that the singer earned the first gold single of his career, signifying sales of 500,000 copies, with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ The song, which was the title track of Campbell’s 12th studio album, was written by Jimmy Webb, who got the inspiration for the tune while driving through Washita County, Okla., when he saw a lone telephone lineman working on the top of a telephone pole. “I’m a songwriter, and I can write about anything I want to,” Webb says of his...
  • 'I have everything in my life because of him': Poignant moment Holocaust survivor salutes

    01/24/2015 2:12:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | january 21, 2015 | allan hall
    This is the poignant moment when a man rescued from the hell he endured at the hands of the Nazis met his saviour and gave him a salute almost 70 years later. Joshua Kaufman first saluted his rescuer Daniel Gillespie. Then he kissed his hand and finally, he fell to his feet, exclaiming: 'I have wanted to do this for 70 years. I love you, I love you so much...'. Kaufman, now 87, was a 'walking corpse' on April 29 1945 when U.S. Army soldier Gillespie, 89, marched in with his comrades to liberate the charnel house that was the...
  • World's fastest archer Lars Anderson debunks Hollywood archery myths

    01/24/2015 5:34:10 AM PST · by Plainsman · 54 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 23, 2015 | Adam Justice
    For thousands of years, the bow and arrow was used for war. Those days are long gone, and most people today only know of archery through TV and movies. However, as the Danish archer Lars Andersen has proved, Hollywood archery has very little to do with actual war archery. Lars Andersen originally started using bow and arrow to fight in pretend battles during Larps (live action role play) events, where he played a soldier in a medieval-inspired army. While Larps can be about anything – the Danish/Polish Harry Potter inspired larp College of Wizardry (cowlarp.com) recently got world-wide media attention...
  • Dean Cain Doubles Down on Michael Moore Comments... AWESOME!

    01/23/2015 3:45:49 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 25 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Steven Crowder
    This week I had the one and only Dean Cain on the show. Not only did he double down on his comments toward Michael Moore, but he did them in a way that only Superman could. How can you not LOVE this guy?! "Would I love to give him a smack on the face if he looked me in the eye, as a man and said that? Well...Put us someplace without a camera..."
  • 7 common beliefs that make you terribly unhappy

    01/23/2015 2:23:07 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 29 replies
    Jewish World Review/FamilyShare ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Susan Swann
    We are what we think. These seven popularly held beliefs are causing you unnecessary misery 1. Lust and love are the same 2. The more money you have, the happier you will be 3. Any dream can come true, if you want it badly enough 4. Perfection is good 5. My happiness is more important than yours 6. Success is permanent 7. Hope is not a strategy (content snipped out, check article for explanations)
  • Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say (Boo Hoo White House!)

    01/23/2015 9:43:04 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 01/23/2015 | By Times of Israel staff
    PM ‘will pay price’ for spat over Congress address; Obama said to have asked him to tone down pro-sanctions rhetoric; Wash. Post: Kerry’s enthusiasm for defending Israel may wane The White House’s outrage over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to speak before Congress in March — a move he failed to coordinate with the administration — began to seep through the diplomatic cracks on Friday, with officials telling Haaretz the Israeli leader had “spat” in President Barack Obama’s face. “We thought we’ve seen everything,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior US official as saying. “But Bibi managed to surprise
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! January 23, 2015

    01/23/2015 3:10:31 AM PST · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air - and all indications are that they will be, very soon! As we wait, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. 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!
  • Obama's 'Missing Link'

    01/22/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 10, 2010 | Paul Kengor
    "I see myself as a missing link between Barack Obama's exposure to communism with Frank Marshall Davis and his later exposure to Bill Ayers and Alice Palmer in Chicago" Drew told me. Drew was a contemporary of Obama at Occidental College and a Marxist himself.
  • The extraordinary story of Columba Bush as Jeb bids to make her the first Hispanic first lady

    01/22/2015 11:36:08 AM PST · by dennisw · 47 replies
    dailymail. ^ | Jan 22 | By Nick Fagge In Leon, Mexico
    EXCLUSIVE: An illegal immigrant, warring parents and a bitter rift with the father she did not see for 40 years – extraordinary story of Columba Bush as her husband bids to make her the first Hispanic first lady Columba Bush was born and raised in Leon, 250 miles outside Mexico City, where she met Jeb Bush and married him when she was 20 Her father was born to a peasant family and entered America illegally to work He had a stormy marriage to her mother and the couple divorced – but Columba's account differs from his and his relatives' in...
  • Pro-Life Group Sends Handcuffs to Every Abortion Doc: This Abortionist Was Arrested, You May be Next

    01/22/2015 11:05:00 AM PST · by Morgana
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Eric Scheidler
    Today—the forty-second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision—the Pro-Life Action League sent an special care package to every abortion clinic in the United States. Inside: a picture of Naresh Patel (right), the Oklahoma abortionist arrested last month, along with a pair of plastic handcuffs and a signed note from me reading, “Could you be next? If you want to get out of the abortion business, give me a call.” I also included my cell phone number. Care Packages Inspired by Patel Arrest This project was inspired by the arrest of abortionist Naresh Patel last month at his...
  • ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Depicts America Under the Nazis

    01/22/2015 10:47:23 AM PST · by pabianice · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 1/22/15 | Gault
    An excellent adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s best novel After the highway patrolman finishes helping Joe Blake fix a flat tire, the cop offers him a sandwich. Blake is nervous. He’s stuck in the Midwest at the mercy of a police officer … and he’s carrying illegal cargo. Blake wants to leave, but he accepts the sandwich. Better not to cause a stir. As Blake takes the meal, he notices a tattoo on the officer’s forearm—a knife through a flower. Blake asks what it means. “Oh?” the cop says. “A soldier so fierce he’d kill a rose.” “That was you?”...
  • Vanity: No MORE MILKTOAST Candidates!! UGGGH! (Jeb/Romney)

    01/22/2015 7:30:32 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 40 replies
    Just read that Romney and Jeb are meeting in Utah to discuss how best to ram one of them down our throats so their campaigns don't compete against one another. NO MORE BUSHES!! NO MORE ROMNEYS!!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!
  • Rare frilled shark caught off Australia coast

    01/22/2015 6:50:28 AM PST · by eastforker · 63 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/22/2015 | Brian Walker
    CNN) - It looks like something out of "Alien," but has more in common with "Jurassic Park." It's a rare frilled shark that has been caught by a fisherman in Australia, where no one remembers ever seeing one caught before. With a mouth packed full of needle-like teeth and a body like an eel, the six-foot long frilled shark is sometimes described as a fish "fossil" that dates back 80 million years.
  • Sexism row erupts at Australian Open (abbreviation)

    01/22/2015 6:28:09 AM PST · by McGruff · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Jan 2015
    A sexism row has erupted at the Australian Open after a TV commentator asked Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard to "give us a twirl" in a post-match interview. Bouchard had just beaten Kiki Bertens 6-0, 6-3 in a second round match at Melbourne Park when she was interviewed by Ian Cohen, a Channel 7 tennis commentator, on court. Cohen asked Bouchard - one of the favourites for the first grand slam of the year - to twirl, to which the player replied: "A twirl, like a pirouette, here you go."