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  • Using sound waves to put out fires.

    03/26/2015 9:49:37 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 27 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 · 10 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 · 12 replies
  • My Encounter with a Democrat about Ted Cruz and The Tea Party

    03/25/2015 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 55 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 · 174 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 · 44 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 · 51 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 · 98 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...
  • World's largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia

    03/23/2015 5:53:18 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 23 replies
    Australian National University News Online ^ | 23 March 2015 | Australian National University
    A 400 kilometre-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite that broke in two moments before it slammed into the Earth has been found in Central Australia. The crater from the impact millions of years ago has long disappeared. But a team of geophysicists has found the twin scars of the impacts – the largest impact zone ever found on Earth – hidden deep in the earth’s crust. Lead researcher Dr Andrew Glikson from the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology said the impact zone was discovered during drilling as part of geothermal research, in an area near the borders of...
  • 12,509 illegal kids already over border in second wave, just 1 in 6 returned

    03/23/2015 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/23/2015 | Paul Bedard
    The next explosion of illegal teen border crossing is in full swing, but just one-in-six are being sent home, with most of the rest settled in the United States, according to new government figures. The U.S. Border Patrol agency reported that they have seized 12,509 illegals under age 18 since October, making it the second biggest surge in history after last year's unprecedented movement of unaccompanied youths across the nation's southern border. However, when compared to the numbers of illegal kids turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, it is clear that most are being "booked in" to U.S....
  • Lee Kuan Yew, RIP

    03/23/2015 2:21:37 PM PDT · by keat · 13 replies
    03/23/15 | ^self
    I don't think I'd ever heard of this guy before today, the first Prime Minister of Singapore who has now died. Once I saw the accolades raining down from the Obama Regime and the MSM, including the New York Times, I figured he must have been a communist. I checked Wikipedia and, sure enough, he was. Gets me thinking about all the Middle East dictators that Obama has tossed out in the Arab Spring on the grounds that they were brutal dictators and I doubt they were any worse than Yew who, like Obama, was an atheist and a racist....
  • Underwater Bowfishing: What Will They Think of Next? [VIDEO]

    03/23/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    wideopenspaces.com ^ | 03/21/15 | Jake Hofer
    These folks take things to the next level with underwater bowfishing. After having little success above water, these three guys had an epiphany to get down in the water with the carp.
  • Afghanistan reservist puts himself in hospital after taking a blow torch to a machine gun bullet

    03/23/2015 5:54:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 8 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | March 22, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    A military reservist who returned from service in Afghanistan last year was injured along with his family when a bullet from the war exploded. A 25-year-old soldier in Lindenhurst, north of Chicago, was attempting to light a tracer round in his backyard with a blow torch when the ammunition exploded and alarmed residents on his street.
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 23, 2015

    03/23/2015 2:57:57 AM PDT · by sneakers · 19 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!
  • Obama's diplomatic disaster

    03/23/2015 2:29:38 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 17 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MARCH 22, 2015 | ERIKA SIMPSON
    Around 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, about two dozen high-level U.S. diplomats, politicians and four-star generals held a discussion in a briefing room on the sixth floor of the luxury Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich. Their frank comments behind a sound-proof door were leaked, perhaps to German intelligence but certainly to the German newspapers Bild and Der Spiegel, which published reports of the discussions. They reveal a ham-handed U.S. diplomacy in Europe that has raised consternation and revulsion against the administration of President Barack Obama and by extension against NATO. Although not directly involved, Canadians can learn from the...
  • Jihadists decapitate Malian accused of informing for French army

    03/22/2015 2:35:11 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 3/22/2015 50 minutes ago
    Jihadists decapitate Malian accused of informing for French armyBamako (AFP) - Militants from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) decapitated a Malian this week that they accused of aiding France's anti-jihadist operation in the region, security sources said Saturday. "A Malian civilian accused of collaborating with French forces in the Barkhane operation was executed and decapitated by AQIM this week," a military source with the United Nations' MINUSMA mission in Mali said of Thursday's killing in the marketplace in Tichift, 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Timbuktu.
  • 23 Brotherhood members sentenced to life in prison by Egypt court

    03/22/2015 2:30:45 PM PDT · by wtd · 15 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | 3/22/2015 22:25 | Aswat Masriya
    23 Brotherhood members sentenced to life in prison by Egypt courtA criminal court in the northern Egyptian city of Tanta convicted 23 Muslim Brotherhood members for acts of violence that broke out in 2013 and sentenced them to life in prison on Sunday. The 23 defendants were charged with creating chaos, rioting and disturbing public peace, in violence that took place in August, 2013, days after the dispersal of two encampments set up in support of former president Mohamed Mursi. The defendants include two members of the Muslim Brotherhood's guidance bureau, the group's highest decision-making body.
  • Muslim call girl weds and beds UK men before DIVORCING them after sin-free sex sessions

    03/22/2015 2:21:03 PM PDT · by wtd · 43 replies
    DailyStar ^ | March 22, 2015 | Tom Rawle
    Muslim call girl weds and beds UK men before DIVORCING them after sin-free sex sessionsA MUSLIM call girl is marrying British men for an hour at a time to have sin-free sex sessions and rake in £350 a romp, it has been reported. The Arab escort, known as Fairuza, is offering the service to promiscuous punters in order swerve strict Shia Islamic principles. The 25-year-old reportedly performs the quickie service by reading a religious text in arabic and takes the money as a "dowry". Then once the deed is done, she divorced the two of them from their temporary...
  • Girl, 14, marries her terrorist father’s best mate

    03/22/2015 12:32:42 PM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    Adelaide Now (Australia) ^ | March 22, 2015 9:00PM | Geoff Chambers, James Dowling
    Girl, 14, marries her terrorist father’s best mate AUSTRALIAN terrorist Khaled Sharrouf has married off a girl believed to be his 14-year-old daughter to his best mate, Mohamed Elomar. The teenage girl has bragged that she has become a jihadi bride and married the 30-year-old Elomar. She has posted photos of her young brother and a Yazidi slave child wearing army fatigues under an Islamic State flag.
  • The baroness, Islamic extremists and a question of free speech

    03/22/2015 12:28:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 1 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7:00AM GMT 22 Mar 2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    The baroness, Islamic extremists and a question of free speech Two groups campaigning to get British Muslims involved in the election are "clever fronts" to win political access and influence for Islamists holding extreme views, writes Andrew Gilligan.
  • “Angle of Attack” is a short film looking at a day of carrier landing qualifications...

    03/22/2015 9:29:47 AM PDT · by Doogle · 23 replies
    biggeekdaddy.com ^ | unknown | biggeekdaddy
    Naval and Marine Corps Aviators are without a doubt some of the most skilled pilots in the world and if you don’t believe me then just ask one. Pretty cool vid..makes ya proud
  • A Dog Singing Whitney Houston Makes For An Interesting Talent Show

    03/22/2015 7:29:27 AM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | NA
    On the season premiere of "Belgium's Got Talent," on March 6, there was one act that certainly gained some attention. There have been several dog acts on the series, but Lady Xena's performance stands out. She may have just found her big break.
  • Logan Stieber, Ohio State wrestling team win national championships [ncaa wrestling]

    03/22/2015 6:02:49 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    columbus dispatch ^ | 3-21-15 | Todd Jones
    ST. LOUIS — The greatest day in the history of Ohio State wrestling ended with the university’s most successful wrestler ever capping his glorious career in the grand fashion he long craved. Senior Logan Stieber etched his name into a permanent spot in his sport’s history by becoming only the fourth wrestler to win four individual NCAA championships. Stieber, top-seeded in the 141-pound division, earned his individual immortality on the same day that Ohio State won its first team national title in the 94-year history of the program. “It’s amazing to win my fourth title and a team title,” Stieber...
  • Investigators arrest another man in Hot Lotto ticket mystery

    03/22/2015 3:41:09 AM PDT · by jjotto · 16 replies
    KCRG-TV9 ^ | Mar 21, 2015 | Clare Murphy
    DES MOINES — Authorities made a second arrest in the Hot Lotto ticket investigation Thursday night. The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office have charged Robert Clark Rhodes II, 46, of Sugarland, Texas, with two counts of fraud, according to a release from DPS. Both counts of fraud are Class D felonies. Iowa authorities arrested Rhodes in Texas March 20 with the help of Texas Lottery Enforcement officials, according to the release. He is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond in the Fort Bend County Jail where he will await...
  • Angle of Attack

    03/21/2015 9:28:49 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    biggeekdad.com ^ | biggeekdad.com
    “Angle of Attack” is a short film looking at a day of carrier landing qualifications by Navy and Marine Corps pilots going through flight school. Naval and Marine Corps Aviators are without a doubt some of the most skilled pilots in the world and if you don’t believe me then just ask one. If you enjoyed this video you might also like to see a F-18 pilot demonstrating some Low Level Flying skills on VR-1251 over Northern California before crossing into Oregon towards the end of the video.
  • Shelby Steele’s Thankless Task

    03/21/2015 2:26:54 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    The wall Street Journal ^ | March 20, 2015 | JOSEPH EPSTEIN
    What distinguishes him is his openly stated belief that blacks in America have been sold out by the very liberals who ardently claim to wish them most good. He regrets that affirmative action, multiculturalism and most welfare programs purportedly put in place to show racial preference, far from liberating black Americans, have failed to advance their fortunes... “Liberalism in the twenty-first century,” Mr. Steele writes, “is, for the most part, a moral manipulation that exaggerates inequity and unfairness in American life in order to justify overreaching public policies and programs.”... Speaking out about the false bargain that blacks have made...
  • U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

    03/21/2015 12:54:38 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Today | Eric Talmadge
    IOTO, Japan — Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II. More than 30 veterans flown in from the U.S. island territory of Guam toured the black sand beaches where they invaded the deeply dug-in forces of the island’s Japanese defenders in early 1945. They were bused to the top of Mount Suribachi, an active volcano, where an Associated Press photo of the raising of...
  • Leopard Kills A Baboon, Discovers Her Baby And Then Protects It! Very Emotional!!!

    03/21/2015 8:05:31 AM PDT · by seantruet · 23 replies
    albasun ^ | seantruet
    Mercy in Nature, but no Mercy in Humanity, Somethings wrong...
  • Justified' Actor Nick Searcy to Direct 'Gosnell' Abortion Crime Drama

    03/21/2015 8:00:11 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 18, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    With each milestone in its development, the Gosnell movie makes it harder and harder for the media to ignore the name of “America's biggest serial killer.” FX’s Justified star Nick Searcy will direct Gosnell, a crime drama telling what the media refused to – the story of convicted Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story March 18 and detailed how Searcy felt “both excited and humbled” to voice the “story that many in Hollywood were unwilling to tell.”
  • Quadruple murder suspect should have been deported in 2012 but stayed because of Obama

    03/20/2015 4:18:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    Full title: Original suspect in murder of America's Next Top Model contestant and three others should have been deported in 2012... but stayed because of Obama's amnesty program Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, was charged in connection to triple homicide last month; he is also facing charges in unrelated murder case Rangel, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was permitted to stay in US under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2012 The teen was granted amnesty under Obama's program despite his criminal record David Lopez, 19, charged with three counts of first-degree murder in deaths of Mirjana Puhar, Jonathan Alvarado and...
  • Is this the most Canadian picture ever?

    03/20/2015 12:01:55 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 49 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 20, 2015 | QMI AGENCY
    When you think of iconic Canadian symbols, there are a few things that may come to mind - a Mountie's red coat, the snow-covered peaks of Whistler or our national winter passtime, hockey. On Thursday afternoon, the B.C. Royal Canadian Mounted Police tweeted out a photo that could be the most Canadian image ever. The picture shows a Mountie in full uniform playing hockey on a mountain-side rink with the caption, “We may be Mounties, but we are all still kids at heart with @NHL dreams”. As of 2 p.m. on Friday, the image had already been retweeted more than...
  • Happy Birthday Ozzie Nelson!

    03/20/2015 10:23:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    march 20, 2015
    Oswald George "Ozzie" Nelson (March 20, 1906 – June 3, 1975) was an American band leader, actor, television director and producer. Nelson originated and starred in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, a radio and long-running television series with his wife Harriet and two sons David and Ricky Nelson.