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  • High School Thug Bullies Classmate for ‘Talking White,’ Teacher Does Nothing As Thug Gets Pummeled

    05/02/2015 9:24:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    www.inquisitr.com ^ | may 2, 2015
    Bullying, at any age, is horrific in and of itself. However, when the bullying is initiated simply because someone does something in a manner that the bully does not agree with, and for no other reason, and the bully refuses to back down and leave things as they are, the bully becomes a much bigger threat. This was the case in a high school where a bully, described as a “thug,” would not back down and followed a student back and forth between two classrooms while students looked onward, refusing to step in and help the bullied boy out. The cause of...
  • Skirts Rise and Necklines Dip in NK

    05/02/2015 7:07:23 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2015-04-29 | Kang Mi Jin
    Attire for women in North Korea is getting flashier thanks to First Lady Ri Sol Ju’s knack for bold and stylish clothing, Daily NK has learned. Ri’s noticeable presence in the public eye has presumably been reason behind the state’s decidedly relaxed attitude toward rapidly shifting fashion trends among women, previously stringently regulated for their reflection of “capitalist trends.” Party-published Rodong Sinmun reported on April 14th that leader Kim Jong Eun was accompanied by the First Lady to the Mangyondae Prize Sports Games at Kim Il Sung Stadium, where, unlike last year, she was spotted wearing a dark green jacket...
  • A white man reflects on the Baltimore riots (Sarcasm and vanity)

    05/02/2015 3:12:26 PM PDT · by DC Ripper · 8 replies
    Vanity | 5/2/15 | George Smythe
    Remember when the media couldn't wait to post photos of Officer "Blond-Haired-Blue-Eyed-Whitey-Devil" Wilson, which, coupled with the now-debunked "Hands Up Don't Shoot" lie, was supposed to PROVE that the shooting was racially motivated? It worked. Ferguson burned, the citizens were terrorized, cops were murdered in retaliation, lives were destroyed (including that of the officer), while incendiary opportunists like Al Sharpton prospered off of stirring up chaos, misery and racial resentment. Obviously many people did not learn a single lesson from that, because the Baltimore case set off the same knee-jerk, bigoted response. We were to believe that this was...
  • My son (5year old) acting Bruce Lee's Nunchaku scene (video)

    05/02/2015 1:51:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | may 1, 2015 | bruce ryu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzXL-KM2UqU
  • CERT Training Session 4

    05/02/2015 12:42:40 PM PDT · by flamberge · 2 replies
    Direct Report | Flamberge
    CERT Training Session 4 This session was a practical test in which the CERT Volunteers were called to the location of a simulated disaster. In contrast to previous sessions, the practical test was held outdoors in the downtown parking lot of a metropolitan convention facility. Groups from a number of different cities participated in the event as well as teams sponsored by the national FEMA organization. The event was organized by professional staff of the participating cities. The organizers had decades-long experience with Fire and Rescue operations. There were approximately 50 CERT volunteers plus 50 role-player “disaster victim” volunteers attending...
  • CERT Training Session 3

    05/02/2015 12:34:54 PM PDT · by flamberge · 1 replies
    Direct Report | Flamberge
    CERT Training Session 3 As before, this session was held in a city facility and lasted for most of the day. This session went over “Unit 3” and “Unit 4” of the training materials – “Disaster Medical Operations”. The instructors reviewed information from the previous session on Triage procedures and basic First Aid. “Triage is not treatment. It is sorting”. This point was emphasized by the instructors. In a mass-casualty event the first thing the responders want to do is identify victims who are uninjured, or do not need immediate medical attention, and get them away from the incident site...
  • CERT Training Session 2

    05/02/2015 12:30:23 PM PDT · by flamberge · 1 replies
    Direct Report | Flamberge
    CERT Training Session 2 As before, this session was held in a city facility and lasted for most of the day. Almost all of the previous attendees from session 1 returned for session 2. There were a small number of new students as well. The morning portion went over Government responses to terrorist incidents; “Unit 8” of the training documents. This material comes straight from FEMA, and is mainly concerned with Chemical, Radiological, Biological, and Nuclear attacks. The FEMA managers seem to be obsessed with such possibilities. This is rather curious, since even the training materials mention that 80% of...
  • CERT Training Session 1

    05/02/2015 12:26:02 PM PDT · by flamberge · 3 replies
    Direct Report | Flamberge
    CERT Training, Session 1 A posting on another blog suggested that “preppers” should learn about the Incident Command System used by FEMA and that this might best be done by taking some of the courses offered by that agency. See your tax dollars at work, so to speak. A CERT course was available and scheduled nearby. I decided to attend. “CERT” stands for “Community Emergency Response Teams”. This program is sponsored on a national level by FEMA and is based on volunteer organizations first created about thirty years ago by the Los Angles Fire Department. CERT makes explicit use of...
  • The Thorium Powered Car

    05/02/2015 10:21:16 AM PDT · by all the best · 43 replies
    Eric Peters Autos ^ | May 1, 2015 | Eric Peters
    Here’s another, more recent one: The thorium-turbine powered car. Heat energy from the thorium – a weakly radioactive element (named after the Norse god Thor) that is estimated to be 3-4 times more naturally abundant than uranium and which contains 20 million times the energy as an equivalent lump of coal – is used to generate steam, which is then used to power a small turbine, which provides the motive force. The beauty of the system is that – like a nuclear submarine – the fuel lasts almost forever. Well, longer than you will last, probably. How’s 100 years sound?...
  • Alan Dershowitz Rips Baltimore Attorney For Charges Against Cops, Predicts Acquittal

    05/02/2015 3:47:34 AM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    DownTrend ^ | May 1 2015 | BRIAN CAREY
    Not everybody is happy that the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray are being charged with felonies. One of those people is famous defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who appeared with Steve Malzberg today to slam Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby for playing politics with the lives of those officers. Specifically, Dershowitz said that “this is a very sad day for justice.” He claimed that Mosby acted to prevent riots rather that in response to the evidence in the case. He also said that it will be “virtually impossible” for the police officers to get a fair...
  • Before fatal Miami crash, woman texts boyfriend, ‘Driving drunk woo ... I’ll be dead thanks to you’

    05/01/2015 9:24:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, May 1, 2015 | Michelle Blidner
    A Florida woman texted her boyfriend, "Driving drunk woo ... I'll be dead thanks to you," minutes before plowing through a red light and causing a fatal crash, police said. The driver, Mila Dago, survived the August 2013 crash and is awaiting trial for the death of her friend and passenger Irina Reinoso, 22. Dago had gone out in Miami that night as she was dealing with breaking up with her boyfriend, according to police records obtained by the Miami Herald last week. Throughout the night, the then-22-year-old sent her boyfriend 60 bitter texts, including some that seem chilling after...
  • 'Driving drunk woo ...' woman texted before fatal crash

    05/01/2015 4:41:44 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 1, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    A Miami woman charged with DUI manslaughter allegedly texted her boyfriend "Drunk driving woo" just minutes before a fatal collision that killed her passenger. Mila Dago had been fighting with her boyfriend and sending him a barrage of breakup texts in the early hours of Aug. 14, 2013, according to documents released by the prosecution on Thursday. The last three messages, minutes before the fatal crash, were "Driving drunk woo," "I'll be dead thanks to you," and "Lata." Then, according to the Miami Herald, she blew through a red light and T-boned a moving truck with her rented Smart car,...
  • Swiss Weekly Calls Temperature Rise A “Propaganda Trick”

    05/01/2015 12:49:52 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    notrickszone.com ^ | 05/01/15 | P Gosselin
    At the print edition of Swiss news weekly “Weltwoche”, science journalist Markus Schär writes that not only has the global temperature trend suspiciously been tampered with, but so have the datasets of the Swiss Meteorological Service:
  • Doomed Russian Spaceship May Re-Enter Next Week

    05/01/2015 12:44:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Irene Klotz
    An out-of-control Russian Progress capsule, loaded with more than 3 tons of cargo for the International Space Station, may burn up in the atmosphere as early as next week, NASA said on Friday. Ground controllers lost contact with the ship shortly after its launch on Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Engineers tried for more than a day to rescue the craft, to no avail ... An investigation in the botched mission is underway. Preliminary findings indicate a problem with the capsule’s separation from its Soyuz launcher. Among the evidence: debris orbiting near the tumbling Progress capsule, the Air...
  • Belgistan? Sharia showdown in Brussels?

    05/01/2015 11:25:58 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 5 replies
    The Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | circa 2015 | Dale Hurd
    The graffiti on a building in Belgium says it all: "Welcome to 'Belgistan." In fact, some are now calling it the Muslim capital of Europe.
  • UCLA Professor called racist for correcting poor grammar and spelling error of black student

    05/01/2015 11:16:19 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 54 replies
    Sure News ^ | Story is from 2013. | Sure News
    Now, more than ever, racial tensions are off the charts. While it’s true that the majority of cases hitting the news are concerning the police and minorities – primarily African-Americans – this case has nothing to do with law enforcement of any kind; just rules of grammar, punctuation and capitalization enforcement. UCLA houses a group called Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color, and they’re upset. They allege ‘several incidents,’ but the most notable is a tendency (in their eyes) of professor of education and information, Val Rust, to correct the grammar, punctuation and capitalization of the assignments handed in...
  • Couple Rents Out Home Using Popular Website – and Returns to Something Almost Unimaginable

    05/01/2015 5:24:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 1, 2015 | jon street
    The Kings rented out their Calgary, Alberta, home in Canada using the popular renting service Airbnb. They thought it would be an easy way to help offset the cost of their travel with their two kids, CTV reported. They were wrong. The Airbnb renters told the King family that only four people would be staying at the home while they attended a wedding. So on Saturday, they handed over the keys and were off on their trip. But it wasn’t long before they their neighbors called and sent them text messages, explaining that they were concerned about what was going on. Later,...
  • Couple to give away their $350,000 Alabama goat cheese farm

    04/30/2015 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 30, 2015 | Lydia Warren
    If you've ever dreamed of owning your own patch of land and a successful home-grown business then a 200-word essay and $150 is all is could take for it to become a reality. Paul and Leslie Spell, of Humble Heart Farms in Elkmont, Alabama, are giving away their goat cheese farm - complete with their house, 20 acres of land, 56 goats, cheese-making equipment, recipes and even a dog - to the person who writes the best essay about why they should run it. It will cost entrants just $150 to apply and, with an expected 2,500 applications, the couple...
  • Americans don't like big government - but like programs like SS & Medicare

    04/30/2015 2:45:36 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 85 replies
    Yahoo.news ^ | 04/30/15 | Amanda Becker
    a new poll shows that Republican voters who rally to that cry still want to maintain many federal programs. The results, from an online poll of 4,770 adults from April 10 to 24, highlight a dilemma for Republican candidates such as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas who have made reducing the size of government a top campaign theme.
  • A Biblical Perspective on the Baltimore Riots [Proverbs 30]

    04/30/2015 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Freerepublic | 4/30/2015 | Jan_Sobieski
    Proverbs 30:21 For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear : 22 For a servant when he reigneth ; and a fool when he is filled with meat; In 2008, when Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the United States of America, he was by far the least qualified presidential candidate ever to be elected in the country. Having never run a business, made payroll, or served his country in a leadership capacity with any accomplishment. The former community organizer and unaccomplished state senator, who then spent four years as a part-time Senator,...
  • Sheriff: ‘I Was Sick To My Stomach’ After Being Told To Stand Down

    04/30/2015 9:30:44 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 49 replies
    BALTIMORE (CBS BALTIMORE) — A Maryland sheriff who traveled to Baltimore to help law enforcement stop Monday’s riots told 105.7 The Fan that he was stunned when officers alerted him of the orders to stand down. Michael Lewis is the Sheriff in Wicomico County, and was also a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police. He joined Ed Norris and Steve Davis on Thursday to talk about the controversial orders the police were given during the riots. Lewis said it wasn’t his intention to come to Baltimore, a drive of about two hours, but he felt it was his duty to...
  • NAPOLEON: 'EVERYTHING IN CHRIST ASTONISHES ME'

    04/30/2015 9:30:15 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/29/2015 | BILL FEDERER
    Spain claimed most of North America by virtue of first discovery by Desoto and Coronado. Since the area had little gold, it was of little use to the Spanish empire, and thus was sparsely settled for centuries. Beginning in 1673, the French missionary priest Jacque Marquette and French explorer Louis Joliet, came down from Canada to Lake Michigan to the Fox River to the Mississippi, as far south as Arkansas. In 1699, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, started the first French settlement, at Fort Maurepas (now Ocean Springs, Mississippi). ... Napoleon continued: “Everything in Christ astonishes me. His spirit...
  • We're Being Told That The Term 'THUG' Is Racist

    04/29/2015 8:07:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies
    BTLD | 4/29/15 | BTLD
    So, now we are being told that calling someone a "thug" is racist. Toward which race, exactly? I pulled up an online dictionary and found this... noun 1.a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer. 2.(sometimes initial capital letter) one of a former group of professional robbers and murderers in India who strangled their victims. Don't really see anything there that could be construed as being racist. If we cannot refer to these miscreants as thugs, what are we allowed to call them?
  • NTSB begins investigation into STAR Flight nurse Kristin McLain’s death

    04/29/2015 4:22:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    KXAN ^ | April 29, 2015, | Patrick Tolbert
    Rescuers were attempting to help a woman who fell from a cliff in the Barton Creek Greenbelt but were having difficulty finding her so they called in STAR Flight. McLain was part of a flight crew that was using bright lights and night vision when they found the patient. McLain was lowered down to the patient and helped prepare her for transit via helicopter. STAR Flight crews radioed for help indicating something was wrong. Rescue crews on the ground located McLain, who had severe injuries, and attempted to resuscitate her. She was pronounced dead at the scene, ATCEMS chief Ernesto...
  • Brooklyn Woman Steals $10K Worth of Mini Alcohol Bottles from American Airlines Jets

    04/29/2015 4:19:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 29th April, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Woman steals $10k worth of mini alcohol bottles • An aeroplane cleaner working at JFK Airport has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth US$10,000. Juanette Cullum, 48, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole the alcohol over a three-year period from American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, reports the New York Post. Police were alerted to the thefts by an airport security guard, and uncovered 1,429 miniatures bottles hidden in a wardrobe at Cullum’s home. On average, the 50ml bottles have an RRP of US$7 each on flights. But while the loot is estimated to worth...
  • Vanity:help with mineral rights question please.

    04/29/2015 2:02:33 PM PDT · by 4yearlurker · 19 replies
    I live in SW Pennsylvania and there are many fracking drilling sites going up all around me. I talk about it to folks I know and I always hear the same question:"do you have mineral rights?" I have been paying a mortgage for 23 years and my mortgage statement only has one line about that. It reads "The Pittsburgh vein of coal with mining rights is excepted and reserved." So,do I have mineral rights for gas wells or no rights just for coal? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  • B.C. dad upset cops scolded wife for son, 4, playing outside naked

    04/29/2015 12:03:51 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 29, 2015 | POSTMEDIA NETWORK
    A father in Squamish, B.C., says he is outraged with RCMP after an officer scolded his wife for allowing their four-year-old son to play naked in the front yard last week. On April 19, Ian McIlwaine was waxing his car in the driveway on a sunny day while his sons, Connor, 6, and Tyler, 4, had a water fight with the hose. McIlwaine says Tyler got wet, took off his pants and went back to playing. "Being that he is only 4 and still truly pure and innocent of the ways of the grown-up world, I figured what the heck...
  • Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality

    04/29/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    Orthodoxy Today ^ | September 1993 | Dennis Prager
    When Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah's prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made the creation of Western civilization possible. Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity. This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of...
  • Summer Learning Resources?(Vanity)

    04/29/2015 8:52:21 AM PDT · by nitzy · 19 replies
    4/29/15 | me
    Does anyone know of any good teaching/learning resources for a 12 year old kid over the summer? I am specifically interesting in supplementing the new common core, dumbed down public education that he is getting during the school year with classical learning that they no longer teach. I am particularly interested in the topics of logic, reason, civics, rhetoric, philosophy, grammar, history (from a conservative standpoint), etc... that would be suitable for an 8th grader.
  • Nascar SCS GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway May Sun. 3 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    04/29/2015 6:57:53 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 76 replies
  • No Headlines from Baltimore this Morning? [v]

    04/29/2015 3:11:25 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 7 replies
    Hmm. Guess the big police presence could have prevented problems the first night.Culpable much, Ms. Mayor?
  • TX GOV ORDERS GUARD TO MONITOR TOWN 'TROOP TRAINING'...

    Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Guard to monitor federal military exercises in Texas after some citizens have lit up the Internet saying the maneuvers are actually the prelude to martial law. Related Army says Jade Helm’s a training op coming to Texas this summer. Internet says it’s a takeover! Abbott apparently has heard the concern and ordered the Guard to monitor the training and U.S. military personnel. “To address concerns of Texas citizens and ensure that Texas communities remain safe, secure and informed about military procedures occurring in their vicinity, I am directing the TExas State Guard to monitor...
  • Glen Campbell - Gentle on My Mind (Chet Atkins, Willie Nelson, Roy Clark get a guitar lesson)

    04/28/2015 8:42:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 83 replies
    youtube ^ | awhileago | Glen
    Same youtube link here What a room full of legends...and yet they knew what they were watching.
  • Kingsmen lead singer Jack Ely, famous for the single Louie Louie has died age 71

    04/28/2015 7:05:04 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/28/14
    Kingsmen lead singer Jack Ely, famous for the single Louie Louie has died age 71 Jack Ely, the singer known for Louie Louie, the low-budget recording that became one the most famous songs of the 20th century, died at his home in Redmond, Oregon, after a long battle with an illness. He was 71. His son, Sean Ely, confirmed the death Tuesday. 'Because of his religious beliefs, we're not even sure what (the illness) was,' he said. —— In addition to the song's fame, Ely's incoherent singing also made it one of the most misunderstood. The FBI was so mystified...
  • Are Obamaphones being used to mobilize the mobs?

    04/28/2015 6:12:54 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 26 replies
    Self | 4/28/2015 | An American In Turkiye
    This is total conjecture on my part, but as we watch all these cities going up in flame, and we see massive amounts of people showing up and being bussed in (quite organized), I'm wondering if all those Obamaphones are being used by the regime to text coordinates, instructions, etc. What else could explain these organized riots?
  • As Baltimore burns Hillary is slammed for hawking her free campaign bumper sticker on Twitter

    04/28/2015 10:07:40 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2015 | Claire Carter
    As riots broke out, cars were set on fire and buildings turned into charred piles of rubble, many politicians used social media to send messages of hope as the city of Baltimore was looted and destroyed by protesters. But presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared to miss a step as she posted a message about her free bumper stickers. The former first lady was criticized for posting the message on Twitter by users who commented on her poor timing to promote her bumper stickers.
  • Why I killed Jeffrey Dahmer

    04/28/2015 6:24:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2015 | Jamie Schram
    Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was done in by his uncontrollable lust for human flesh, the man who whacked him in prison 20 years ago told The Post, revealing for the first time why the cannibal had to die. Christopher Scarver — who fatally beat the serial killer and another inmate in 1994 — said he grew to despise Dahmer because he would fashion severed limbs out of prison food to taunt the other inmates.
  • Blacks Riot In Baltimore Attack Whites And Police Do Nothing

    04/28/2015 5:47:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/28/15
    Blacks Riot In Baltimore Attack Whites And Police Do Nothing
  • Road Rage Camaro Driver Causes A Big Crash In New York (video)

    04/27/2015 4:45:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 114 replies
    www.carscoops.com ^ | april 27, 2015 | john halas
    YouTuber Tim Linton, who had just installed a dash-cam on his vehicle the previous day,captured the incident on film.  From what we understand, it all started at the 35-second mark when the fifth-gen Camaro driver tried to squeeze in front of the truck from the right lane. Instead of just slowing down, the pickup accelerated and the two drivers started bickering on the road.  The Camaro driver tailgated the pickup, and the pickup driver responded by riding right next to the large truck on the right hand side blocking the other motorist's way. Moments later, the Chevy driver tried to overtake the...
  • Gays Admit They Were Not Born That Way, shocking undercover video

    04/27/2015 3:26:01 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 67 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | Apr 27, 2015 | Ryan Sorba
    They just affirm what many of us have already believed. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Citizen Journalist, Ryan Sorba recently went undercover in Palm Springs, California, posing as a same-sex marriage activist. He asked the following question: “Do you believe being gay is strictly genetic?” The video enclosed in this email is a montage of clips from interviews in which gays admit that they believe they are gay due external circumstances, such as being sexually abused at an early age or going through other traumatic experiences. When asked how many interviews Sorba obtained during this venture, he answered, “There are many more...
  • Will working on your own car mean breaking copyright laws?

    04/27/2015 2:49:37 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    driving.ca ^ | April 25, 2015 | David Booth
    In yet another lesson from the information industry, automakers are learning it is the software — not the hardware — that is the key to success in the digital age. He who controls the information, as Microsoft, Apple and Google have proven, controls the cash flow. What’s new, however, is that the latest battlefield in the information age isn't to be found in your computer or even your cherished cellphone, but underneath the hood of your car. Autoblog.com recently revealed that the Auto Alliance — one of the industry’s main lobbying arms — is trying to prevent owners, the Do-It-Yourselfers...
  • McCain Votes NO!

    04/27/2015 8:28:14 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 48 replies
    Senator McCain | 4/27/15 | Senator McCain
    My Friend, Earlier this week when the Senate was asked to vote on confirming Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States, I voted no. During her confirmation hearing before the Judiciary Committee, Ms. Lynch stated her belief that the President's recent executive actions on immigration were "reasonable" and "constitutional." My Friend, I could not support anyone to be the highest law enforcement official in America who supports the President's clearly unconstitutional actions. That's why I cast my vote "NO." The job of the U.S. Attorney General is to represent the people of the United States and...
  • The Navy's X47B UCAV Drone completes first ever autonomous aerial refueling

    04/27/2015 7:49:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    youtube.com ^ | rupert buche
    On April 22, 2015, the X47B UCAV became the first unmanned aircraft to be refueled in the air. It took place off the coast of Maryland and Virginia in the Atlantic Test Ranges.
  • Gratitude (A Comedian Brilliantly Explains Why He’s Not Jealous Of Others’ Success – In Fact, He Roo

    04/26/2015 9:21:42 PM PDT · by cob201 · 23 replies
    Evan Sayet via Youtube via Independent Journal Review ^ | Published on April 16, 2015 | Evan Sayet
    Evan Sayet recently gave his view that income inequality is irrelevant because other people’s success doesn’t come at the expense of our own. In a humorous and memorable way, Sayet dissects why he wants everyone to be as successful as possible:
  • Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

    04/26/2015 3:36:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    State of Globe ^ | April 25th 2015 | Guest Author
    A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal programs that militarize local police was signed into law on Thursday. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law enforcement
  • Are You Smarter Than an 8th Grader? (fun puzzles)

    04/26/2015 12:04:20 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Nicholas Kristof
    I AM afraid you’re eligible to read this column only if you can answer this question faced by eighth graders around the world: What is the sum of the three consecutive whole numbers with 2n as the middle number? A. 6n+3 B. 6n C. 6n-1 D. 6n-3 More than three-quarters of South Korean kids answered correctly (it is B). Only 37 percent of American kids were correct, lagging their peers from Iran, Indonesia and Ghana. We know Johnny can’t read; it appears that Johnny is even worse at counting. The Educational Testing Service released a global report finding that young...
  • DOT requirements for a construction truck and trailer.

    04/25/2015 9:05:17 PM PDT · by enduserindy · 11 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 4/25/2015 | self
    I have a growing construction business and am thinking about using an extended cab long bed truck with a 14' enclosed trailer for tools. I currently use a Chevy Express van. I wanted the truck so I could haul material or debris while leaving the trailer onsite. The combined weight of the truck and trailer will be over the 10,001 lbs limit and require DOT numbers. I know about inspection requirements but what about fees and insurance requirements? I have commercial vehicle insurance but I will have to up my weight for policy ratings. Is it worth it to have...
  • Easiest way to post images in a reply.

    04/25/2015 5:38:19 PM PDT · by Bibman · 129 replies
    self | Bibman
    I can build any house, high rise, tear a truck apart and put it back together, but I just can seem to understand the HTML in the help sectiin Can some one show me the text how to post a jpeg easy? Thank you
  • Doctors Detail Long-Lasting Lip And Facial Damage From Trying Kylie Jenner Challenge

    04/25/2015 4:59:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | 4/23/2014
    The Kylie Jenner Challenge has taken the internet by storm, and it is causing a lot of problems for so many people. Not only are those taking the challenge ending up with swollen lips and weird looks, but doctors now warn that the challenge can have long-lasting damage, which could bring about permanent scarring. The newest trend on social media is the Kylie Jenner Challenge in which teens are hoping to get big and luscious lips like the reality television star. Unfortunately, they are not getting the look they desired and are putting themselves at risk, per USA Today. In...
  • VIDEO: Larry King Slips Up in Interview... Reveals SERIOUS Media Malpractice

    04/25/2015 1:11:21 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 31 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/25/2015 | Steven Crowder
    There's nothing that I could write which isn't better explained by Larry's own words in the video. But everybody, and I mean everybody, should be talking about this interview with Larry King. It is the most revealing slip-up into the mindset of liberal journalists, and the perversion of media that I've ever seen. And he doesn't even realize it...