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  • Do Clinton’s email troubles worsen as aide invokes Fifth?

    09/04/2015 8:22:25 AM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    McClatchey ^ | 9/4/2015 | Greg Gordon
    Disclosures that the aide who set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server has refused to cooperate with investigators on Fifth Amendment grounds mark an ominous new turn for the Democratic presidential frontrunner as she fights allegations she mishandled classified information while secretary of state. One former Republican U.S. attorney predicted Thursday that the development will compel the Justice Department to set aside the FBI’s limited inquiry into whether Clinton’s emails breached national security, empanel a federal grand jury and conduct a criminal investigation. “Obviously, if he’s not going to cooperate, all of these people who were on her email are...
  • The Alamo Enters a New Era: ‘Preserve, Repair and Improve’

    09/04/2015 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 28 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/03/2015 | by Rob Milford
    A major plant to repair and restore the Alamo was announced by Land Commissioner George P. Bush (R) San Antonio on Wednesday. In a front page story in the San Antonio Express-News, they quote State Sen. José Menéndez (D-San Antonio) saying the area has long needed millions dollars for repairs, preservation, and upgrades, along with aesthetic enhancements ... The changes to the historic site are being called “dramatic” and will commence within months, ... It would be easy to characterize recent years changes in control of the historic Texas icon as the most dramatic in the Alamo’s history since 1836....
  • Obama's Fish Tale: Spawned On By A Salmon

    09/03/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by W. · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 9.3.2015 | Brakkton Booker
    It was supposed to be a routine photo op. During a historic trip to Alaska intended to call attention to climate change, President Obama got a bit of a surprise while at a fishing village at Kanakanak Beach. He was holding up a caught fish for the cameras when the salmon spawned on his shoes. It all started off so innocently. A local fisherwoman retrieved the salmon from a net in shallow water and handed it over to the leader of the free world. As soon as the president had the fish firmly in his grasp, nature took its course....
  • Woolly Mammoth: Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

    09/03/2015 8:30:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 | Laura Wagner
    Among the kangaroos and kookaburras, another creature trundled through the Australian bush. Hooves barely visible, eyes mostly covered, the animal was the size of a refrigerator, the color of dirty snow. A concerned hiker spotted the furry specimen days ago and raised the alarm. It was a matter of life and death — and this sheep needed a haircut. News reports say the merino sheep had likely wandered from his flock five or six years ago and had been on the lam(b) in the wild ever since. While merinos are typically sheared every spring, rescuers think the sheep, named Chris,...
  • Snowden: Clinton's email server 'a problem'

    09/03/2015 10:43:39 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/3/2015 | Mark Hensch
    National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden said on Thursday that 2016 Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is likely aware her personal email server exposed sensitive national intelligence. Snowden added that lesser employees would have lost their jobs for copying Clinton’s actions during her tenure as secretary of State. “This is a problem because anyone who has the clearances that the secretary of State has, or the director of any top level agency has, knows how classified information should be handled,” he said, according to excerpts of an Al Jazeera interview airing Friday. “If an ordinary worker at the State Department or...
  • Vanity Prayer Request Vanity

    09/03/2015 8:43:46 AM PDT · by knarf · 33 replies
    self ^ | September 3, 2015 | knarf
    My daughter invested her income tax return in Phlebotomy school and did well ...
  • Regarding that clerk and marriage licenses for gays (vanity)

    09/03/2015 8:36:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    September 1, 2015 | me
    While reading about that clerk, a thought occurred to me. Suppose a devout Muslim was a cook at a government cafeteria. And suppose pork chops were on the menu that day. Would the muslim be forced to handle the pork chops, or would he be excused from that particular duty?
  • Three trillion trees: Study finds there are 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/02/2015 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 112 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Provided by: Yale University
    The global map of tree density at the square-kilometer pixel scale. Credit: Crowther, et al A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46 percent since the start of human civilization, the study estimates. Using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories, and supercomputer technologies, the international team of researchers was able to map tree populations worldwide at the square-kilometer level. Their results, published in the journal Nature, provide the most comprehensive...
  • Former Clinton Aide to Invoke Fifth Amendment

    09/02/2015 7:37:41 PM PDT · by Chode · 85 replies
    nytimes ^ | 9/2/2015 | Michael S. Schmidt
    A former aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton who helped set up the server that housed Mrs. Clinton’s private email account plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to congressional questions about the email practices, according to two people briefed on the matter. The former aide, Bryan Pagliano, was subpoenaed to testify before the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But a lawyer for Mr. Pagliano, Mark MacDougall, has told the committee that Mr. Pagliano will decline to answer their questions and assert his Fifth Amendment privilege. ​Mr. ​Pagliano was the information technology director for Mrs....
  • New Donald Trump Video Series "Trump Talks". He Takes Your Calls.

    09/02/2015 6:02:28 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 20 replies
    Youtube.com/StevenCrowder ^ | 08/02/2015 | Steven Crowder
    This one's all in good fun. But a new video series, "TrumpTalks" in which Donald Trump takes calls from you, the voters. Do not click if you don't like comedy or are easily offended by even the slightest of jokes at Donald Trump's expense.
  • Angel Maturino Resendiz - Train Killer

    09/02/2015 4:55:31 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 2 September 2015
    Just remembering one of the illegal aliens Trump and those concerned with crime are talking about. See here: Click here for story about Resendiz.
  • The Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck is Finally Going to Happen

    09/02/2015 4:22:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 86 replies
    autoguide.com ^ | 10-1-15 | Stephen Elmer
    By Stephen Elmer Sep 01, 2015 A pickup truck based on the Jeep Wrangler is under development and should arrive on the market by 2017 or 2018. According to Automotive News, production of the Wrangler will stay in Toledo, Ohio, which is also where Jeep will be building a new pickup truck based on the Wrangler. The fate of Wrangler production has been up in the air for nearly a year, but today Jeep execs revealed these plans to plant management. They also revealed that production of the Cherokee will be leaving Ohio for a nearby State, likely Michigan or Illinois.Details on the Jeep Wrangler...
  • The Pearl Harbor P-40 boys

    09/02/2015 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Doogle · 14 replies
    youttube ^ | 12/13/2013 | maxsmodels
    We have all seen the different accounts of the two P-40's that got off the ground on Dec. 7th 1941...here's their story.. Enjoy
  • Intel community: Hillary e-mail server exposed satellite intel on North Korea’s nukes

    09/02/2015 8:12:07 AM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    hot air ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    Multiple sources within the intel community tell the Washington Times’ John Solomon that one of the two Top Secret/Compartmented breaches in Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server dealt with critical satellite information about North Korea’s nuclear weapons. This information was one of the reasons that the intel Inspectors General referred the matter to the Department of Justice. If true, this also debunks the defense of Hillary Clinton that the information was unknown to be sensitive when transmitted:
  • Man hospitalized after trying to take selfie with snake

    09/02/2015 4:44:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    CBS8 ^ | 08/26/15
    <p>AKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — A Lake Elsinore man may have to lose his hand after he picked up a rattlesnake in order to take a selfie with it.</p> <p>KCBS-TV reports that 36-year-old Alex Gomez snatched up the snake Monday at his family's ranch. The snake bit his hand which swelled. His neighbor called 911 and he was transported to an area hospital.</p>
  • Cheapening, Devaluing, and Diluting Citizenship

    09/02/2015 4:00:04 AM PDT · by TexasGunRunner · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/2/2015 | Brian T. Carter
    September 2, 2015 Cheapening, Devaluing, and Diluting Citizenship By Brian T. Carter Yusef is a five-year-old United States citizen. His parents aren't U.S. citizens. He speaks no English. He doesn't dress or act like an American. He doesn’t remember America. Abdul is Yusef's brother and also a U.S. citizen. He understands very little English. He speaks, reads, and writes in Arabic. At age 14, he obsesses about football, but not American football. He has no memories of Georgia. Around 1999, their father attended Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia on a student visa. Abdul was born while the family...
  • Trump Illegal Immigrant Plan has Bi-Partisan Precedent

    09/01/2015 5:52:56 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    http://theamericanreport.org/ ^ | Aug 31,2015 | Email chain letter
    Donald Trump has been severely criticized by his critics by suggesting that illegal aliens must be deported. Yet former presidents, Republican and Democrat, have in the past deported millions of illegal aliens.
  • A Note to the Republican Elite (vanity)

    09/01/2015 8:35:21 PM PDT · by BobL · 42 replies
    (none) | Sept. 1, 2015 | (self)
    Hello Karl Rove and people that think like him and write columns telling us that we're "low information", "idiots", "crazies", "idol worshipers", and otherwise uninformed because we support Trump. To start with, I don't know the numbers, but I suspect that most people on this site are like me and have closely followed politics FOR DECADES and therefore can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the Republican ruling class. Maybe other sites, like Yahoo or whatever, are filled with "low information voters", but NOT THIS SITE. So I could spend an hours (or days, or months) parsing just about every line...
  • How Laws are Made in Modern America

    09/01/2015 8:07:10 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 8 replies
    Vanity | 9/1/15 | pgyanke
    How Laws are Made in Modern Americaby PGYankeStep 1. Identify the social cause you wish to champion. Step 2. Make a law the prohibits that social cause. Step 3. Argue your case to the USSC that Step 2 law is unconstitutional. Step 4. Law is declared unconstitutional by USSC and social cause is now mandatory. Example 1: Step 1. Social cause is Gays in the Military. Step 2. Pass "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Step 3. Go before court to argue against your own law. Step 4. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is unconstitutional according to USSC, so now the military must...
  • 'No Russian jets sent to Syria' - military source on 'expeditionary force' report

    09/01/2015 2:08:46 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 8 replies
    Russia Times ^ | 09/01/2015 | RT news
    No Russian jets were deployed to Syria in order to launch attacks against Islamic State militants (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) and Syrian rebels, a military source told RT, dismissing reports in Israeli media. "There has been no redeployment of Russian combat aircraft to the Syrian Arab Republic,” the source told RT on Tuesday. “The Russian Air Force is at its permanent bases and carrying out normal troop training and combat duty.” On Monday, the Israeli news site Ynet News cited Western diplomats as saying that a Russian “expeditionary force” has arrived in Syria to set up camp at a government...
  • Stop Iran Deal Rally in New York about to start

    09/01/2015 1:37:18 PM PDT · by Mr Apple · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Fox News New York
    Another Stop the Iran Deal Rally about to start in downtown New York.
  • In the middle of white Nebraska, Lexington is almost two-thirds Hispanic (2012)

    09/01/2015 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Traveling with Twain ^ | 01/05/2015 | Loren Ghiglione
    “The writing was on the wall,” says Rev. Paul J. Colling, the 54-year-old pastor of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Lexington, Nebraska, who also serves as vicar for Hispanic issues for the Grand Island diocese, 50,000 square miles of Nebraska that extends north to South Dakota and west to Wyoming. He remembers the life-or-death decision faced by the region’s small towns. They could remain virtually 100 percent white, a choice favored by many residents, and lose their few factories to plants in other towns that welcomed low-pay, nonunion workers, a majority of them immigrants. Or the communities could try to avoid...
  • Hillary Suggested Mexico Was Hypocritical on Illegal Immigration:

    09/01/2015 11:28:49 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton suggested that Mexico was hypocritical in criticizing the State of Arizona for cracking down on illegal immigration when Mexico does the same thing. Her May 20, 2010 email to one of her State Department aides said Mexico's treatment of the undocumented was "Another example of 'you should take the log from your own eye before criticizing the speck in your neighbor's.'" Clinton sent that email on the same day that then-Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress, criticizing Arizona's strict new immigration law. (The Supreme Court, at...
  • Windows 10 EULA Questions

    09/01/2015 10:29:46 AM PDT · by econjack · 45 replies
    email ^ | August 31, 2015 | N/A
    According to a email today: The End User License Agreement (EULA) for Windows 10...is problematic and the opt-out does not ever allow you to fully opt-out. If I understand correctly, they explicitly tell you that they will take your:contacts, WIFI passwords, and content of your files and sell them, at their discretion to others, and will use the info for targeted marketing on your computer. Or any other use they may feel is appropriate as the future unfolds. I have not downloaded Win 10, so I don't know. Has anyone else read the EULA closely to render an opinion?
  • FBI probe of Clinton's server could show other email accounts and even HACKER intrusions

    09/01/2015 9:02:39 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/25/2015 | Daily Mail
    As feds dig deep into the computer hardware that once hosted the former secretary of state's emails, more than just the messages could turn up. Modern forensic tools could help determine if anyone tried to hack into the server while it was housed in Hillary Clinton's unsecured house. Even data thought to be erased could turn up and point investigators toward other email accounts that no one yet knows about. Because the server was put in place seven years ago, its old-technology hard drives aren't as good as newer machines at erasing things Now that federal investigators have Hillary Rodham...
  • Obama in Alaska: "We will condemn our children to a planet beyond their repair"

    09/01/2015 7:36:33 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2015 | AP
    President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe. It's a harrowing image of a future that Obama insists is inevitable unless the world follows his and America's lead by making sweeping cuts to greenhouse gases. Lest his sense of urgency get lost, Obama was to drive the message home on Tuesday by hiking a melting glacier in Alaska. Obama is counting on Alaska's exquisite but deteriorating landscape to elicit a...
  • The Contains 10% Ethanol stickers have been removed from Gas Pumps

    09/01/2015 6:41:56 AM PDT · by Ouderkirk · 61 replies
    9/1/2015 | self
    I bought gas last night and noticed that the stickers on the pumps that states "contains 10% ethanol" have been removed from the gas pumps in my area. Meaning that they can put E15 in there without notice. Be on the lookout for the removal of these stickers at you local dealer, and don't purchase gasoline at stations that don't have the 10% sticker affixed or the ethanol free.
  • Record Eagle Flight from the World's Tallest Building

    09/01/2015 6:17:56 AM PDT · by bert · 16 replies
    Flixxy.com ^ | current
    An imperial eagle named Darshan captured phenomenal views of the capital of the United Arab Emirates while taking cues from his trainer on the ground. The eagle flight was arranged by the nature conservation group Freedom Conservation with the purpose of drawing attention to eagle conservation. This white-tailed eagle has been critically endangered for the last 50 years. With a height of 2,722 feet (830 m), the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is currently the world’s tallest building. A bird's eye view is the view of one who is so high up as to not focus on the...
  • Malware swipes 225,000 Apple accounts

    09/01/2015 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 4 replies
    Engadget ^ | 8/31/15 | Jon Fingas
    Jailbreaking an iPhone gives you the freedom to run the apps and interfaces you want (rather than those allowed by Apple), but it also carries some inherent risks -- you're giving apps much more control over your phone. And unfortunately, some of these users are discovering this the hard way. Researchers have discovered a strain of iOS malware, nicknamed KeyRaider, that has stolen over 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken devices. The software takes advantage of Chinese app repositories that let people directly upload and share their own titles. If you happen to download the code, it'll either scoop up your...
  • GOP establishment 'to unleash on Trump after Labor Day'

    08/31/2015 4:46:40 PM PDT · by sushiman · 53 replies
    WND ^ | 8/31/15 | Joe Kovacs
    The Republican establishment is reportedly about to launch a massive blitz of commercials after Labor Day to take down front-runner Donald Trump in his quest for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. “The hottest conversation that’s going on right now in the donor community among the anti-Trump donors, is how do you take down Donald Trump, and what’s the vehicle to do it,” CNN’s Maeve Reston told her network colleague John King on Sunday.
  • UT Responds to Backlash over Pronoun Situation; "He" and "She" Banned Permanently (satire)

    08/31/2015 4:25:43 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 9 replies
    The Tangerine ^ | August 31, 2015 | UTK Tangerine Staff
    After UT’s landmark decision last week to encourage students and faculty alike to use gender-neutral pronouns when referring to those who would prefer it, fear has reached critical capacity on Rocky Top. The masses fled to Facebook trying to figure out what UT was playing at, sharing posts and articles completely misinterpreting the message of comfort and equality UT was trying to convey. Administration and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion have been swamped with what is arguably the worst PR nightmare on campus since the first Sex Week, so they have been forced to reach a decision to save...
  • Vanity; Hey now were cooking with heat

    08/31/2015 11:16:46 AM PDT · by al baby · 23 replies
    Today | Self
    Hey we are back in bidness
  • Trump Supporters Anonymous - Intellectual Froglegs

    08/31/2015 7:22:41 AM PDT · by Chode · 4 replies
    Intellectual Froglegs ^ | 08.30.15 | JoeDanMedia
    i posted the link to his website because... "Trump Supporters Anonymous" This episode has been blocked by YouTube.
  • A Few JibJab Videos for the Trump Supporters

    08/31/2015 6:18:53 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 12 replies
    JibJab ^ | 8-31-2015 | me
    A Few JibJab Videos for the Trump Supporters Unnecessary Force (The Donald takes matters in his own hands and knocks out his nemesis) Trump, Trump Baby (Trump shows off his moves with a little help from his friends) Night of the Living Democrats (Donald and Carly narrowly escape the Democrat zombies) You've been Trump Rolled! (David Grohl did it – now it’s Trump’s turn) DISCLAIMER: I am a Ted Cruz/Ben Carson supporter but I made these for my friends who can’t seem to get enough Trump…
  • General Pertraeus was convicted of this statute. What if no action is taken against H. Clinton?

    08/30/2015 7:16:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 35 replies
    United States Criminal Code 18USC Section 1924 | 8/30/2015 | Self
    (a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. (b) For purposes of this section, the provision of documents and materials to the Congress shall not constitute an offense under subsection (a). (c) In this...
  • Obama to rename Mount McKinley

    08/30/2015 2:30:56 PM PDT · by al baby · 79 replies
    e mail | Today | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.
  • 'Norway Took my Child Because of Pretty Dress'

    08/30/2015 10:22:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    A Lithuanian mother living in Norway who had her two children taken into care has speculated that social services intervened because of her daughter was dressed too prettily. Airida Pettersen, who moved to Norway in 2008 after marrying a Norwegian man, is one of several hundred immigrants to have had their children taken into care by Norway's Child Protection Service, or Barnevernet. "I dress my daughter in a pretty dress and make her comb her hair," she told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Lithuania. "They look at me like I'm from a Third World country. In my...
  • Red Land vs. Japan: Keys to victory in LLWS championship [Today @ 3PM]

    08/30/2015 8:33:59 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    pennlive ^ | 8-30-15 | Geoff Morrow
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- This is it. The last two unbeaten Little League teams in the entire world. While Red Land powered through districts, sectionals, states, regionals and the first four games of the Little League World Series en route to its first U.S. championship, Kitasuna from Tokyo was finessing its way through to the world championship. And now they meet at 3 p.m. today at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, the LLWS 2015 title up for grabs. The game will be televised live on ABC. Red Land hopes to become the first U.S. team to win the overall title since...
  • TV series about Russian occupation of Norway sparks furor

    08/30/2015 6:56:57 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | August 28, 2015 | Anastasia Lyalikova
    A new Norwegian TV series in which Russia occupies the Nordic country and takes control of its oil fields has been described by Russia's Foreign Ministry as being "in the worst traditions of the Cold War" and representing a "non-existent threat from the east." The series is to be launched by the largest Norwegian independent television channel TV2, the local media outlet LO News reports. Events in the TV show evolve around the invasion of Norway by the Russian army – backed by the European Union – after environmental radicals come to power in the Scandinavian country and stop its...
  • Donald Trump Calls In To The Howard Stern Show - 8/25/15

    08/30/2015 6:55:34 AM PDT · by sushiman · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/25/15 | Citizens Of The Planet
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Calls In To The Howard Stern Show - August 25, 2015.
  • Good Sunday Morning

    08/30/2015 3:43:35 AM PDT · by knarf · 5 replies
    Pablo Arellano ^ | August 30, 2015 | knarf
    Just relax, get ready for church .. think on Godly things
  • Sources: John Daly taken to hospital for evaluation

    08/29/2015 6:59:49 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 14 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/29/15 | Pat Forde
    After collapsing on the 18th tee box, golfer John Daly was taken by ambulance from a golf course in Canton, Miss., to a hospital in Jackson for tests Saturday, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports.
  • 38 girls killed in Swaziland bus crash en route to King's wife choosing ceremony

    08/29/2015 5:23:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    The accident happened on Friday night when their open truck smashed into a car on the road between the tiny kingdom's two main cities, Mbabane and Manzini, en route to the traditional Reed Dance. "A total of 38 young girls have been pronounced dead, with more than 20 others seriously injured," Swaziland Solidarity Network spokesman Lucky Lukhele said. ... "The girls were in an open truck which hit a sedan car stopped on the road," The Reed Dance, due to be held on Monday, is a beauty pageant that attracts tens of thousands of young virgins who dance before the...
  • Christian bus driver says he’ll quit if he has to drive Calgary’s Pride-themed rainbow bus

    08/29/2015 12:47:37 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Canadian Press
    CALGARY — A Calgary man says he will quit his job if he’s assigned to drive a bus wrapped in a rainbow flag. The annual Calgary Pride Festival kicks off Friday and, as a show of support, a Calgary Transit bus has been wrapped in the symbol of inclusiveness. The rainbow flag bus will operate through Sept. 7, the day of the parade. Jesse Rau, who has worked for Calgary Transit as a driver for about a year, says he’s a Christian and can’t support homosexuality. Rau hopes Calgary Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union will support drivers who don’t...
  • U.S. Little League championship stage is set for Red Land vs. Pearland, Texas

    08/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 23 replies
    pennlive ^ | 8-29-15 | Geoff Morrow
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- If "the moment" hasn't yet negatively impacted Red Land Little League's collection of 12- and 13-year-old boys, then no reason to expect it will today. Expert climbers don't get 95 percent of the way up Kilimanjaro and suddenly get cold feet and a fear of heights. Neither, then, should we expect Red Land to tighten up in the U.S. championship of the 2015 Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. Tom Peifer's special collection of ballplayers meets Texas powerhouse Pearland West in the 3:30 p.m. title game, a berth in Sunday's 3 p.m. overall...
  • Health tourist who came to UK to give birth says no one's asked her to pay

    08/29/2015 8:15:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/29/15 | Osborne
    African mum of quintuplets let off £145,000 NHS bill: Health tourist who came to UK to give birth says no one's asked her to pay Bimbo Ayelabola, 37, had to have complex caesarean section while in UK The operation and neo-natal care for five babies cost in excess of £145,000 She returned to her native Lagos where she is successful a make-up artist It's emerged that Homerton Hospital, east London, won't chase her for bill A Nigerian health tourist who cost the NHS £145,000 having quintuplets has said she never even saw a bill. Bimbo Ayelabola, 37, had to have...
  • First of three supermoons Saturday

    08/29/2015 6:53:41 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 20 replies
    tucsonnewsnow ^ | Aug 29, 2015 12:06 AM CST | Kevin Jeanes
    "You've heard of the supermoon before, and we have three of them this year. The first occurs Saturday, August 29th. A supermoon refers to a full or new moon when it's at its closet point (called the perigee) to Earth in its orbit. The moon can appear up to 30% larger than it's normal size from Earth. The full moon occurs at 11:35 a.m. MST on Saturday, so the moon technically won't be 100% full when it rises in the east at 6:54 p.m., but we won't be able to tell.
  • Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out. Without a state budget agreement two months into the new fiscal year, there's no authority for the state comptroller to cut checks over $25,000. That means smaller winnings can be paid out, but not the larger lottery wins. Susan Rick, who lives in Oglesby, Illinois, planned home fix-ups and a visit to her daughter after her boyfriend won $250,000 last month. But they were told to wait. Rick tells the Chicago Tribune that if the situation were reversed, the state would "come take it,...
  • What are your top 3 favorite episodes of the original Twilight Zone series?

    08/28/2015 8:41:10 PM PDT · by ETL · 118 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Self
    I don't know if the following TZ episode list is 100% accurate, in terms of air dates, etc. In any case, my top 3 favorites in the western category are: The Grave, The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms, and Mr. Garrity and the Graves. Other 'western' episodes are: Mr. Denton on Doomsday, (The) Execution, Dust, A Hundred Yards Over the Rim, and Still Valley. Of the 'Space' episodes, my top 3 are: People Are Alike All Over, The Lonely, and The Little People. To Serve Man was a great one too, IMHO. Other assorted favorites (in order of listed...
  • NRA Good Guys Campaign

    08/28/2015 6:30:42 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 5 replies
    NRA Foundation ^ | 2015 | NRA Foundation
    Interesting series of ads from the NRA. I especially like the one with Noir. The NRA site is locked up so this is the youtube link.