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  • Second Wave of Illegal Alien Minors Now Crossing Border

    04/01/2015 1:37:55 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    wcbm.com ^ | 4/1/2015 | wcbm
    Only 1 in 6 Being Returned to Home Country Despite past claims by the administration that it has resolved the crisis of unaccompanied alien minors (UACs) streaming across the border, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) records show that a second surge of minors crossing the border is now underway. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) records indicate that the Border Patrol has seized over 12,000 UACs so far in fiscal year 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014- Feb. 28, 2015) and over 10,000 aliens traveling in family units. The Border Patrol is transferring these aliens to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at an...
  • Stray dogs pay tribute at animal lover's funeral

    04/01/2015 12:35:28 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 13 replies
    Fox23.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    CUERNAVACA, Mexico — Some unusual guests showed up to pay their respects at a recent funeral in Mexico – a pack of stray dogs. According to BuzzFeed, Margarita Suarez of Merida loved animals and fed 20 cats a day. She also took care of stray dogs, her daughter, Patricia Urrutia, told Norte Digital. “Every time she saw a dog in the street, [that] meant going to her house in order to feed it," Urrutia said. When Suarez died in March, family members gathered for her funeral in Cuernavaca, about 830 miles away from Suarez's home in Merida, the Huffington Post...
  • New York Cop Filmed Yelling at Uber Driver is Elite FBI Anti-Terror Task Force Member

    04/01/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    VICE News ^ | 1 Apr 2015 | ???
    The New York Police Department detective filmed unleashing a xenophobic rant on an Uber driver this week has been identified as a member of the FBI's top-secret Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) — an elite, multi-agency team headquartered in New York. The officer is now facing suspension after the video of him mocking the driver's accent and screaming obscenities at him went viral this week.
  • Generous welfare benefits make people MORE likely to work, study claims

    04/01/2015 11:36:17 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 21 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 1, 2015 | Victoria Woollaston
    Benefits and welfare schemes are often blamed for making people less likely to want to work. But a study has found that the opposite may be true. A Europe-wide survey of 19,000 people revealed that the more a country paid to the unemployed or sick, and invested in employment schemes, the more likely its residents were to want a job.
  • Here’s EXACTLY why the Religious Freedom Act is so important

    04/01/2015 6:15:13 AM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    allenwest.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Allen West
    Snip money quote: However, is it really fair to force a private sector business owner to do something against their First Amendment right to the freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof? And sadly, we have charlatans like Al Sharpton who will try to equate this to race — incomparable. When I walk into an establishment there are two identifying characteristics — male, black. There are no other behavioral aspects that are known, unless, I feel so compelled to broadcast such in an attention-grabbing stunt.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June 2015

    03/31/2015 11:13:52 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 31 replies
    April 1, 2015 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • NY to LA. 26 Hours. 28 Minutes. (New transcontinental driving record.

    03/31/2015 6:33:41 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 85 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/31/2015 | Jack Baruth
    March 28-29, 2015 Departure: Red Ball Parking Garage – 142 East 31st Street, NY, NY 10016 Arrival: R10 Social House – 179 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 13 states – NY, NJ, WV, PA, OH, IL, IN, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ, CA 2811.5 miles in 26 hours, 28 minutes, 13 seconds 106.21 mph Overall Average 23 Minutes 17 Seconds Stopped 107.79 mph Moving Average 3 Fuel Stops: 8m13s, 11m29s and 3m35s 70 Gallons Fuel Capacity ~230 Gallons of E85 used 12.22 MPG
  • Man meticulously documents affair with his secretary 1969-1970: Here are his records

    03/31/2015 4:48:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    dangerousminds.net ^ | march 30, 2015
    The story would be dull—clichéd even—without the voyeuristic thrill that comes with the intimate details: a married German businessman and his married secretary, Margret, have a brief affair from 1969 to 1970. Everything you see here came from a suitcase purchased at an estate auction 30 years after the affair, and it’s an utterly engrossing collection of artifacts. Not only did the unnamed businessman photograph the intimate moments before and after sex (including shots of dresses he bought for her—on the hanger, then on her, then on the bed), he kept keepsakes, including a lock of hair and an empty birth control...
  • Hacked again? Labor Dept. economist who claimed Christians vote for Nazis vanishes from Twitter

    03/31/2015 2:45:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Wow, that is one talented hacker. As Twitchy reported yesterday, someone allegedly hacked into the Twitter account of Bureau of Labor Statistics economist Elizabeth Ashack last Friday, posting that things wouldn’t end well for Christians in red states who vote for Nazis to govern them and urging Ashack’s followers to #BoycottIndiana.
  • Hotel employee tells newspaper how hard it is to live on minimum wage, then manager fires her

    03/31/2015 11:23:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    National Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Chico Harlan, Washington Post
    Shanna Tippen was another hourly worker at the bottom of the nation’s economy, looking forward to a 25-cent bump in the Arkansas minimum wage that would make it easier for her to buy diapers for her grandson. When I wrote about her in the Post last month, she said the minimum wage hike would bring her a bit of financial relief, but it wouldn’t lift her above the poverty line. She called me the other day to say she didn’t get to enjoy the 25-cent hike for long. After the story came out, she says she was fired from her...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 31, 2015. QUINN RETURNS TOMORROW!!

    03/31/2015 2:51:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 24 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group has continued to meet to start the day since Quinn they went off the air over a year ago. Our patience has paid off; Jim Quinn will return to the airwaves tomorrow, April 1st (No, not a joke!)
  • Students Expelled After Racist Comments on Bucknell University Radio Station

    03/30/2015 8:36:13 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    wnep news scranton ^ | 3-30-15 | Nikki and Clay
    LEWISBURG — Three Bucknell University students were expelled Monday afternoon after making racist and violent remarks on Bucknell’s student-run radio station, WVBU, according to officials. “Administration found out about a radio program that aired the previous Friday in which some students were using reprehensible, inappropriate, inexcusable language,” Bucknell Vice President for Communications Andy Hirsch said. Authorities say they heard about the foul language from someone at a local prison who was listening to the program. The three students were suspended on Thursday. “All the individuals involved are going to be held fully accountable for their actions,” Hirsch said. Students we...
  • 17 Terrifying Bridges You Wouldn't Want To Cross

    03/30/2015 5:58:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 48 replies
    BrainJet ^ | 3-30-15
    A good number of people have a fear of crossing bridges, no matter how secure they are. If you don't consider yourself one of that crowd, then you might after seeing these terrifying bridges of the world!
  • Racist Group “Black Lives Matter” Honors Death of Career Criminal Who Shot Officer

    03/30/2015 5:58:47 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 03/29/2015 | by Sara Noble
    Police officer and former U.S. Army Ranger John Moynihan was honored at the White House less than a year ago as one of the nation’s “Top Cops” for helping to save a transit officer wounded in a gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers. Today he is in a Boston Hospital fighting for his life. The extent of his injuries is unknown. On Friday night, Officer Moynihan and other officers stopped a car that was possibly involved in a crime. Officer Moynihan, 34, went up to the suspects car, no guns drawn, and without provocation, Angelo West shot the officer right...
  • ANNOUNCING The All-New Windows (&Microsoft) PING LIST! (vanity)

    03/30/2015 5:37:46 PM PDT · by dayglored · 203 replies
    OKAY! All you Windows users and admins and fanboys, Microsoft followers and folks, all you 90% of the computer users in the world...After over 6 years of complaining that FreeRepublic doesn't have a Windows Ping List, I have finally decided that it's up to me to make one!So if you want on the All-New Windows Ping List (or off, but ya gotta get on before you can get off), FReepMail me (dayglored) and I'll put ya on the list.
  • Laurence Fishburne’s mother says she’s facing eviction

    03/30/2015 4:14:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 30, 2015 | andrea peyser
    Laurence Fishburne, call your mother. I hate to be the one to break the news. But the woman who gave life to the talented actor, who said she emptied her retirement savings account so her only child would grow into a star, director, producer and playwright, claims she’s down on her luck. Hattie Crawford Fishburne, 80, told me that, unable to pay the rent for several months, she’s received written notice informing her she’ll be evicted from her Los Angeles apartment Tuesday. And she said she can’t reach her wealthy son, with whom she last spoke more than a year...
  • "I stabbed him because he humiliated my prophet"

    03/30/2015 3:04:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | March 30, 2015 | Julhas Alam, AP
    DHAKA, Bangladesh — A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh’s capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said. The killing took place a month after a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death in Dhaka. In the latest incident, Washiqur Rahman Babu, 26, was declared dead at a hospital shortly after being attacked in Dhaka’s Tejgaon area, police official Biplob Kumar Sarker said. Two suspects, both students at Islamic schools, were captured and three meat cleavers were recovered, Sarker said. The third...
  • Can You Tell If Your Child Is Overweight? Most Parents Can't, [Nanny State] Study Finds

    03/30/2015 10:06:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    forbes.com ^ | Alice G. Walton
    The researchers from University College London studied nearly 3,000 families in five regions in the UK who were taking part in the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). They measured the children’s BMI, which in Britain is broken down into three categories: normal weight, overweight (above the 85th percentile), or very overweight (i.e., equivalent to obese in the US, above the 95th percentile). The team also asked the kids’ parents what BMI group they thought they fit into. It turned out that parents were extraordinarily poor at determining whether their children were overweight or obese. Of the 369 kids who were...
  • Obama’s Radical New Immigration Ploy – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Obama Trickery)

    03/30/2015 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 3/30/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss Obama’s radical new immigration ploy. Tune in!
  • British pilot who killed wife then planned to crash 747 shows airlines weak on mental health

    03/30/2015 8:03:01 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | March 30, 2015 | Martin Evans, The Telegraph
    The case of a British Airways pilot who killed his estranged wife in a hammer attack then planned to crash his jumbo jet “to make a statement” shows airlines are not doing enough to monitor the mental conditions of their crews, it was claimed yesterday. Robert Brown, 47, hit his estranged wife Joanna at least 14 times with a claw hammer in 2010, following a bitter and costly divorce battle. He had been due to fly a Boeing 747 jumbo jet from Heathrow to Lagos the next day but rang in sick at the last minute. Brown told his trial:...
  • Obama's sights on Harper?

    03/29/2015 3:20:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MARCH 25, 2015 | LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
    One wonders if U.S. President Barack Obama will campaign as vigorously to defeat Prime Minister Stephen Harper this fall, as he did, unsuccessfully, to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in that country’s recent election. It’s no secret Obama despises Netanyahu, who heads Israel’s right-wing Likud party and favoured Mitt Romney over Obama in the 2012 presidential race. The U.S. president has also talked since the beginning of his administration about the need to “put some daylight” between the U.S. and Israel, so he would have more influence with Arab and Muslim countries in his pursuit of an Israel-Palestine peace...
  • Sustainable Kidnapping [VIDEO]

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

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

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

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

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

    03/28/2015 8:34:46 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/26/15 | Mark Molloy
    An Indonesian police force might want to rethink its drugs disposal policy after accidentally helping residents of one district get high as kite. Destroying tonnes of marijuana in a big bonfire proved to be as reckless as it sounds as those witnessing the event started inhaling the fumes. Journalists and locals began feeling dizzy as police officers, who were wearing masks, destroyed tonnes of marijuana stacked up in a field. The fumes drifted into homes located near to the police station in West Jakarta, Indonesian news website kompas.com reports. “I got a headache because I wasn't wearing a mask," said...
  • Dining and dashing at Denny's

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    03/25/2015 8:35:16 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 52 replies
  • My Encounter with a Democrat about Ted Cruz and The Tea Party

    03/25/2015 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 59 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 · 193 replies
    Me | 03/25/2015 | Zeneta
    I have noticed that there seems to be more and more posters on FR that have accounts from the 1990's or early 2000's, that are posting a lot more frequently. I can't be the only one that has noticed this. Maybe it was Ted Cruz, I don't know, but I'd like to know that I'm not alone here.
  • Ford cars slow when they see speed-limit signs

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

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

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