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  • New name for Washington Politicians

    03/03/2015 1:36:22 PM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 14 replies
    Self | 3/2/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    New name for the Political class in Washington. Establamists....
  • Feel free to delete my account (I'm done)

    03/03/2015 1:23:10 PM PST · by ReganDude · 109 replies
    ReganDude
    I've gathered enough information on Freepers. Feel free to delete this account. Have a wonderful day! ;-)
  • Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Goes Off on Jew-Hating Tirade Before Netanyahu Speech

    03/03/2015 11:54:08 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei went off on a Jew-hating tirade on Twitter Monday just one day before Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress. Khamenei blames Western problems on the Zionists. “Increasing global hatred of Israel is a sign of divine help. Today Israel is more isolated and its supporters are more embattled. #ShutDownAIPAC” This is the same enlightened leader Obama is holding nuclear talks with.
  • 12 Yr Old Hits Target at 1,000 Yards

    03/03/2015 11:27:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Tracking Point is getting popular among long range shooters including this 12 year old girl. Yes, I know it's almost like cheating and using technology to help you hit your target. But, fact is she hit it at 1000 yard. You can see it here.
  • Obama and Tish B'Av, the Jewish Day of Mourning

    03/03/2015 10:59:29 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/3/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    In 2004, an obscure Illinois State Legislator named Barack Hussein Obama, rose to international prominence after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachussetts. The day Obama gave the speech was July 27, 2004, Tish B'Av (9th of Av), the Jewish historical day of calamity and mourning. The day in history that most Jewish calamities have started (partial list below): 421BCE - Destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians (about 100,000 Jews killed during invasion) 70AD - Destruction of Second Temple by Romans (Over 2,500,000 Jews die as a result of war, famine and disease). 132 - Bar Kochba...
  • Canada turfed out more spies to the U.S. than elsewhere

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

    03/03/2015 9:23:16 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Maclean's ^ | March 1, 2015 | Luc Rinaldi
    This past week, the web’s spider senses were tingling with the rumour that the next cinematic Spider-Man—yes, there’s another reboot, due out in 2017—won’t be a white guy. “Listen, this is not set in stone, guys,” film insider Jeff Sneider had told the Meet the Movie Press podcast, “but I’m telling you, right now, Spider-Man’s not going to be white. I’m 95 per cent sure.” Whether or not there’s any truth to it, the mere prospect of a non-white Spidey came as a shock to many. Peter Parker is white, and so are Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, the actors...
  • As Obama maneuvers2remove Cuba fm State Sponsors of Terror list, China caught shipping arms2Castro

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

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

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

    03/03/2015 3:24:58 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - possibly sometime this month! So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Snapshot of an LEO

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

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

    03/02/2015 5:58:53 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 1, 2015 | SUE-ANN LEVY
    TORONTO - The city and its two largest agencies, the TTC and the Toronto Police, spent $55.6 million last year supporting a roster of more than 1,600 employees on long-term disability, the Toronto Sun has learned. According to information obtained under municipal freedom-of-information (FOI) legislation, there were 1,636 unionized and staff employees on the LTD rolls at City Hall, the Toronto Police Service and the TTC at the end of 2014. On average, these employees have been off work and covered by LTD for six-and-a-half years, with a sizable 23% of them on LTD for more than 10 years. The...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 2, 2015

    03/02/2015 3:07:30 AM PST · by sneakers · 18 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - possibly sometime this month! So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Bryson .. miracle baby

    03/01/2015 7:18:08 PM PST · by knarf · 45 replies
    self ^ | March 1, 2015 | knarf
    God answers prayer !
  • Matt DeHart's quest for asylum is over: Canada delivers alleged hacker to U.S. agents

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

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

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

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

    02/28/2015 4:15:22 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2015 | ANTHONY FUREY
    Some charter member of the political correctness brigade is probably sitting in a Starbucks right now arguing that the three men arrested in New York City Wednesday for allegedly trying to join ISIS and attack Coney Island just had “economic grievances” that were likely to end in “workplace violence.” That’s how twisted the way we talk about terror and religion has become. One would think it takes a particular lack of worldliness to argue that there’s not much Islamic about the Islamic State. That’s why it’s troubling to read the New York Times’ globetrotting everyman Thomas Friedman do almost that...
  • Obama's True Enemy...[Daniel 11]

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

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

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

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

    02/28/2015 5:53:27 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | February 28, 2015 | Margaret Wente
    Hillary Clinton is inevitable. Everybody says so. She has the name, the recognition, the mighty war chest and the huge Democratic machine behind her. She hasn’t even said she’s running for president, and she already has her party’s nomination locked up. No serious Democrat would be foolish enough to challenge her. But Ms. Clinton’s inevitability should make serious Democrats want to stick hot pokers in their eyes. She is a purely manufactured candidate, as artificial as plastic flowers in a cheap restaurant. She has no gift for inspiring or moving people, and if she has any ideas beyond the utterly...
  • Impossible to Resist: Addictive Food Report

    02/28/2015 5:44:37 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    CBN ^ | February 25, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    If you feel like it is impossible to put certain foods down, there could be a reason. A new report is naming some of the most addictive foods and explaining why they are so hard to resist. According to the Huffington Post, the following foods are among the most addictive: pizza, chocolate, chips, cookies, and ice cream. The report shows foods that cause the most mental distress and physical discomfort are highly processed, as well as high in added fats and sugars. Food is not currently classified as an addiction, but experts say it can impact how you feel.
  • Dude, where's my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

    02/27/2015 3:37:48 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY
    "They said there was trouble with the car," Kvapil said. "I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They're like, 'No, the car is gone.'"
  • Super Fast Pistol Shooting

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

    02/27/2015 12:26:57 PM PST · by nascarnation · 71 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/27/2015 | AFP
    Japanese motorcycle giant Yamaha will join the four-wheel market by launching small cars in Europe as early as 2019 to meet rising demand for energy-efficient vehicles, a company official said Friday. The firm has been mulling manufacturing four-wheel vehicles for years, exhibiting a prototype 1,000 cc engine car and an electric-car battery at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Yamaha is planning to build car plants in Europe to sell them in the region before 2020, the company spokesman said, without elaborating. "As small cars are already prevalent in Europe, our first car launch will be (there)," he said. "But we...
  • New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    02/27/2015 11:35:44 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/27/2015 | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting. This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in “comfortable retirement,” “sidelined,” or “a lion in winter” in the months leading up to his death. Some of the key revelations in the newly-released...
  • Son Tells Mom to “Stop the Car!” – She Was Shocked …Then What She Saw Made Her Cry

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

    02/27/2015 8:16:41 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 86 replies
    2/27/15 | ME
    Chris Plante reported this last hour doing his show at the convention. Can anyone confirm? Thanks...
  • DrudgeReport

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

    02/27/2015 6:06:59 AM PST · by OldSmaj · 3 replies
    Unknown | Unknown
    A Correct Anthropological Theory: How Conservatives and Liberals evolved!Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunter/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter. The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. Beer required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! February 27, 2015

    02/27/2015 3:05:26 AM PST · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - which looks like sometime in March! So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Catholic school pulls out of Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after gay group approved

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

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

    02/26/2015 2:44:28 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 139 replies
    Globe & Mail ^ | February 25, 2015 | PETER CHENEY
    The Stegosaurus disappeared more than 100 million years ago, doomed by its tiny brain and a changing world. Then we come to the carburetor, a crude fuel-mixing device that once ruled the automotive universe. Today, the carburetor is largely extinct, kicked aside by the modern fuel-injection system. Yet millions of drivers still seem to be stuck in the Jurassic Period. I thought of this recently when I watched a man spend 10 minutes warming up a fuel-injected Toyota that could have been driven seconds after it was started. Few processes are as poorly understood as the cold-weather start. Back in...
  • Obama can’t stop Putin, but is one tough cookie with Canada

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

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

    02/26/2015 2:34:26 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | December 20, 2014 | David Frum
    The federal government has approved a design for Canada’s monument to the victims of communism. That monument has sparked controversy from the very start, and as it moves from concept to plan, the controversy has intensified. Here’s why the critics are wrong. Monuments matter to a capital city. Monuments give that city its meaning. Monuments express shared experiences and declare high national values. Millions of Canadians either fled communism, or are descended from someone who did. Their sufferings, their losses, their memories are as central to the Canadian story as the hardships of the first settlers of New France, the...
  • Peterborough man buried under snow for three hours

    02/26/2015 9:24:03 AM PST · by woodbutcher1963 · 35 replies
    Union Leader ^ | February 25, 2015 | MEGHAN PIERCE
    PETERBOROUGH — An Old Street Road man removing snow from his roof was hospitalized after he was buried under 2 feet of snow for three hours.Firefighters responded Sunday around 5:30 p.m. after the man’s wife returned home and heard his muffled cries from beneath the snow, Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker said.“The homeowner was clearing his roof earlier in the day and he was pulling snow off of his metal roof,” Walker said, when about “three-quarters of the snow on the roof came off at once and buried him underneath it.”The man was home alone and using a snow rake...
  • CRAZY Russian Special Forces CQB Confidence Drills

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

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

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

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

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

    02/25/2015 4:18:16 PM PST · by NYAmerican · 40 replies
    So, here we are. The enemy is in the White House, and in charge of most State and many Local Governments. The purge of the Military and the Pentagon is complete. They own the Mainstream Media, and virtually all of Academia. A populace consumed and mesmerized by their mobile electronic devices, Dancing with the Stars, and Justin Beiber, is no threat to them whatsoever, but rather a useful tool. As we speak, we are guaranteeing a psychotic enemy Nuclear Weapons, and fomenting/supporting Islamic fanaticism worldwide, while we also actively engineer class and racial unrest domestically. I feel like one of...
  • Cornell researchers find safest place to hide from zombies

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