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  • Is it time for "Free-nux"?

    04/18/2015 11:24:45 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 41 replies
    Apple supports Homo-Fascism. Microsoft supports Homo-Fascism. As Freeper "Star Traveler" has pointed out, if you work with computers, you are going to end up sending money to a company that supports Homo-Fascism. It occurs to me that we need a way to use computers that does not put money into the pockets of companies that support Homo-Fascism. (And other Liberal causes.) How about a version of Linux that people who believe in Freedom can use to fight back against the Homo-Fascist tech companies? We could call it "Free-nux." Someone needs to start a company that pushes this idea and provides...
  • Speculation: What is President Obama's "endgame"?

    04/18/2015 9:55:40 AM PDT · by The Louiswu · 67 replies
    Me | 4/18/15 | TheLouiswu
    What do you suppose President Obama's endgame will be for the last part of his presidential term?
  • Overturned lorry spills millions of bees onto motorway

    04/18/2015 8:37:05 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4/18/15
    A lorry carrying 14 million honeybees scattered hundreds of hives when it overturned on a highway north of Seattle in the US state of Washington early on Friday. The lorry had just merged onto the Interstate 5 when it tipped on its side, dumping its load of 448 hives, officials said. The driver was not hurt, and authorities are investigating whether or not speed was the cause of the crash. The company that owns the insects, Belleville Honey and Beekeeping Supply of Burlington, sent beekeepers to recover as many as possible. It is believed that the total value of the...
  • “A Practice Nook in the Subway” [FReeper published in the NYT]

    04/18/2015 3:38:00 AM PDT · by Silly · 12 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | April 16, 2015 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: A singer often in need of a handy practice area, I sometimes vocalize in the subway (in addition to busking). The cathedral-like acoustics of these underground passages are friendly to the voice, and on my lunch break I can loosen my tie and warm up with some scales. I have found a little cul-de-sac perfect for this at a station near work, out of the paths of the Midtown commuters rushing through. Passers-by who hear my tenor coloratura sometimes pop their heads around the corner in curiosity; some smile or wave. But I go there for the architecture,...
  • Happy 7th Birthday, Trig Paxson Van Palin!

    04/17/2015 11:51:09 PM PDT · by Ken H · 29 replies
    Vanity ^ | April 18, 2015 | n.a
    "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
  • Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast

    04/17/2015 7:14:21 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 34 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/16/2015 | Aaron Kinney
    In a ghostly reminder of the Bay Area's nuclear heritage, scientists announced Thursday they have captured the first clear images of a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay. The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sank the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands. The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military...
  • Dennis Hof’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch launches ‘Hookers for Hillary’

    04/17/2015 7:06:57 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-17-15 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Nevada sex workers at Dennis Hof’s famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch have launched a “Hookers for Hillary” ... Nevada sex workers at Dennis Hof’s famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch have launched a “Hookers for Hillary” Clinton website that endorses the former secretary of state’s campaign for president. The legal brothel near Carson City, which was the subject of HBO’s “Cathouse” series, has drafted a four-point platform explaining their endorsement. “Hillary Clinton, as part of her husband’s administration, envisioned health care reform in the 1990’s, long before President Obama was able to sign it into law,” they write. “The Affordable Health Care Act...
  • Machinists cancel union vote at Boeing (SC Plant)

    04/17/2015 1:51:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    The State ^ | 04/17/2015 | Roddie Burris
    The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Friday withdrew for at least six months their petition for an election scheduled for Wednesday to unionize Boeing Co.’s North Charleston plant. The union cited a “toxic environment and gross violation of workers’s lawful organizing rights.” If the union had pressed ahead with the controversial vote – being waged in a strongly anti-union state – and failed to win, organizers would have had to wait at least a year to schedule another try at passage. “An atmosphere of threats, harassment and unprecedented political interference has intimated workers to the point we don’t...
  • San Jose 13-Year-Old Invents Device To Help White Canes "See"

    04/17/2015 1:41:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Garvin Thomas
    In 1921, according to the history books, an newly-blind Englishman named James Biggs was feeling threatened by the amount of traffic in his neighborhood. In order to be more visible to motorists, Biggs reportedly painted his cane white. If true, it means the white cane as an aid to the blind is approaching its 100th birthday. Which explains why, in true Silicon Valley fashion, Raghav Ganesh thought the world was overdue for the white cane, 2.0. "There's an old device here that needed an upgrade," Raghav says, "and I thought I could make that better." Raghav Ganesh, a San Jose...
  • JUDGE OPENS DOOR FOR COPS TO STORM YOUR HOME Rules 3rd Amendment doesn't apply to law enforcement

    04/17/2015 7:22:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 38 replies
    WND ^ | April 16, 2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    The Third Amendment, which guards against the quartering of soldiers in citizens’ homes – and which came into being because of the abuse of British troops against American patriots – has just been dinged by a judge who ruled the provision doesn’t apply to police. In essence, that means police on official business could claim the legal right to bust into a private citizen’s home and occupy it. The determination from federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon was rendered when he dismissed a Third Amendment claim from a Henderson, Nevada, family who suffered that very fate. Anthony Mitchell and his...
  • Woman who accused QB Jameis Winston of 2012 rape files civil lawsuit

    04/16/2015 4:54:44 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 16, 2015 | Mark Schlabach
    The woman who accused former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in December 2012 filed a civil lawsuit against him Thursday in a Florida state court in Orlando.
  • Iran Deal Could Lead To Nuclear War – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    04/16/2015 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 4/16/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how the Iran deal could lead to nuclear war. Tune in!
  • In Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

    04/16/2015 3:51:58 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    4/16/15 | Self
    In a world where many people wish to forget the atrocities committed, or even deny that they ever happened, let us take time to remember those who perished and those whose lives were scarred forever.
  • Italian police: Christians thrown overboard

    04/16/2015 12:22:37 PM PDT · by eastforker · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/16/2015 | Hada Messia, Livia Borghese and Jason Hanna
    Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard -- killing them -- because the 12 were Christians, Italian police said Thursday.
  • Why Hillary Clinton's Campaign Frightens Democrats (from lefty publication)

    04/16/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    New Republic ^ | 4/10/2015 | Brian Beutler
    Hillary Clinton, who reportedly will announce her candidacy this weekend, is such a prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination that she more or less cleared the field simply by behaving like someone who was going to run. That’s as much a testament to her political talent as it is to her nominal association with the boom times of the late 1990s. But it’s also the source of genuine anxiety among liberals, who worry she’ll enter the general election rusty and untested unless someone formidable dares to challenge her in the primary. This sounds like a reasonable point, until...
  • Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Is Depressing

    04/16/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Dennis Prager
    Hillary Clinton has announced that she is running for president of the United States. What her likely nomination says about the Democratic Party and tens of millions of Americans is depressing. Other than Barack Obama -- whose resume consisted of being a charismatic black -- it is hard to come up with a less accomplished individual who has run for president in our lifetime. And, unfortunately, that is saying something. Moreover, at least Barack Obama had the excuse of having been in public life for only a few years, as a state senator and then a two-year U.S. senator. Hillary...
  • Phyllis Schlafly is Right: Amnesty Is Republican Party Suicide

    04/16/2015 2:45:43 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 10/30/13 | By CHQ Staff
    First Lady of the Conservative Movement Phyllis Schlafly has an incisive article on Townhall explaining why conservatives – and establishment Republicans – should oppose President Obama’s push for amnesty for illegal aliens. As Mrs. Schlafly points out, “The current level of legal immigration to America adds thousands of people every day whose views and experience are contrary to the conservative value of limited government… Under current law, 1.1 million new legal immigrants come in every year. The Congressional Budget Office projections indicate that amnesty, plus its scheduled increases in legal immigration, will add an additional 4.6 million new voters by...

    04/15/2015 8:25:59 PM PDT · by kingattax · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 May 2014 | by BEN SHAPIRO
    Hillary Clinton may not be much at administering the State Department, but she’s certainly a pro when it comes to expressing outrage at her own persecution. For the woman who is supposedly the world’s most powerful feminist, her sense of victimhood remains surprisingly strong. That’s never been more true than in her new book, Hard Choices, which points out that she – not the four men who died in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of September 11, 2012 – is the victim. The Clinton camp reportedly leaked the 34-page Benghazi chapter of Hillary’s latest tome to favored outlet Politico. The...
  • FReeper GreatMan has Passed Away

    04/15/2015 5:15:45 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 31 replies
    Apr 15, 2015 | ML/NJ
    FReeper GreatMan passed away peacefully on Monday after a 3+ year battle with ALS. If the viewing tonight was any indication, he'll be buried tomorrow with with an "OBAMA HATES ME" hat. Obit at http://tinyurl.com/pgvlon2 ML/NJ
  • Detroit hit man says he, not teen, responsible for 4 deaths

    04/15/2015 3:47:08 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal sentinal ^ | 4/15/15 | Ed White
    DETROIT (AP) - An imprisoned hit man has signed a chilling affidavit taking responsibility for four murders at a Detroit drug house in a renewed effort to free a young man who pleaded guilty to the same killings at age 15, attorneys said Wednesday. Davontae Sanford was just 14, illiterate and blind in one eye when he walked up to police at the murder scene in 2007 and immediately became a suspect. He eventually pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sent to prison, but a new legal team from two law schools wants the conviction thrown out. The affidavit...
  • Unarmed father of three shot dead by police on live TV after leading them on high-speed chase

    04/15/2015 3:39:57 PM PDT · by petercooper · 89 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 04/15/2015 | Daily Mail Online
    Unarmed father of three shot dead by police on live TV after leading them on high-speed chase in which he claimed he had a child in his backseat Frank Ernest Shepherd, III of Houston, Texas was shot dead by police after leading them on a 20 minute high-speed chase The chase ended when Shepherd crashed into another car He then got out of the vehicle and reached into the backseat, and was shot moments later No weapons were found in the car and it is not known what Shepherd was reaching for Shepherd was a father of three with another...
  • California Visiting Scholar Program

    04/15/2015 11:04:37 AM PDT · by MeganC
    Center for California Studies, CSUS ^ | 15 April 2015 | Claire A. Bunch
    Greetings, The Center for California Studies is advertising for applications for our Visiting Scholar Program. This program provides a selected scholar or researcher administrative and organizational support to further their research as it relates to California democracy, politics, and governance. The Visiting Scholar is a non-paying, non-benefit one year position. Applications are due by Friday April 17, 2015. To learn more about our program please visit http://www.csus.edu/calst/visiting_scholar.html. Please see the attached description and application for more information, and fax or scan and email completed application to: 916-278-5199 or brian.aguilar@csus.edu. Claire A. Bunch Coordinator, Fellows Outreach and Special Projects Capital Fellows...
  • Boy behind the ‘Success Kid’ meme is trying to get his dad a kidney

    04/15/2015 5:15:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | april 14, 2015 | NINA GOLGOWSKI 
    The father of Sam Griner, better known from the "success kid" viral meme, is seeking help in finding a life-saving kidney donor while also raising money for the costly medical expenses that follow. For years an adorable toddler meme dubbed the "success kid" has delivered countless laughs and smiles across the Internet. Now the actual boy's father needs the Internet's help. Justin Griner, whose photograph of his then 11-month-old son Sam clenching a sandy fist in the air has been shared and edited numerous times, is now in dire need of a kidney transplant. "One can only survive with no...
  • Nascar SCS Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway April Sun. 19 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    04/14/2015 8:05:34 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 48 replies
  • Nikon Warns of More Fake DSLRs: D610 and D4S Now on Watch List

    04/14/2015 7:43:50 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/14/15 | Michael Zhang
    At the end of 2014, Nikon issued a notice saying that fake D800E DSLRs have been discovered during service center repairs. Technicians found that the cameras were actually ordinary D800 DSLRs (a few hundred dollars cheaper) that had their covers replaced with D800E shells. Nikon issued an update today saying that other models are being faked as well, namely the D610 and D4S

    04/14/2015 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 68 replies
    The Meitivs continued allowing their children some independence until Sunday, when the couple dropped the kids off at a park so they could play after a six-hour drive back from upstate New York, telling them to be home by 6 p.m. Danielle Meitiv said she and her husband began worrying when the kids weren't home by 6:30, but that Child Protective Services didn't call them until 8 p.m. to say the children were in their custody. Police had picked them up on the walk home after another concerned citizen called.
  • No helmets or seat belts? Baby boomers lived dangerously by today's standards

    04/14/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 71 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/14/15 | JEFF STRICKLER
    By today’s safety standards, every baby boomer should have been dead by the time we were 12. We defied danger on a daily basis. We never knew that we were doing risky things, of course; we just thought that we were having fun. Nonetheless, we spent our days immersed in activities that we’d never for a second allow our children or grandchildren to do. Or even think about doing. Here are some of the ways we courted trouble:
  • Baby eaglet attempts to poop on live cam (Hanover, PA eagle video)

    04/14/2015 1:27:36 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    PA Game Commission ^ | 4-14-15 | PA Eagles
    I think this link will work - it's a FB link, but public and requires no login/registration: He shoots... The live cam link is here.
  • DOJ Singles Out Tax Cheats in a Pay-or-Else Warning to Taxpayers

    04/14/2015 8:03:51 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/14/2015 | By Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Justice Department issued a stern reminder on Monday that when it comes to income taxes, "no one is above the law or below the radar." And to reinforce that message, the DOJ news release listed 23 cases where the government successfully prosecuted tax cheats. In one case, a California man was sent to prison for 55 months for selling fraudulent tax products; other cases involved the under-or concealing of income, the skimming of cash receipts, failure to pay tax due, filing false returns, and transferring assets to avoid taxes. The people named in those 23 cases...
  • Ted Cruz KILLS IT with answer on Second Amendment, background checks, and public opinion

    04/14/2015 7:59:37 AM PDT · by kingattax · 86 replies
    Okay maybe I’m just a little excited here but I think this is a great clip that showcases Ted Cruz’s prowess on the issues, and in this case the Second Amendment, background checks and public opinion versus the Constitution. And he’s not afraid to say why the Second Amendment really exists, and it’s not to go hunting with your pals. WATCH VIDEO
  • Caught on Camera: Chimp Swats Down Drone Filming at Zoo

    04/13/2015 8:26:29 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/13/2015 | Unknown
    Click here for video. King Kong's got nothing on her. A chimp being filmed by a drone for a television show based out of a zoo in the Netherlands decided she wasn't too keen on the invasion of privacy and swatted the drone from the sky, but the finished film was "special" nonetheless, according to the zoo. When a drone hovered over the chimpanzee exhibit at Burger's Zoo, while filming "Burgers' Zoo Natuurlijk" Friday, "the intelligent primates immediately discovered the spying little plane and right away armed themselves with long sticks against this inquisitive electronic intruder," the zoo's website said....
  • Big Bend pipeline proposal has residents riled up

    04/13/2015 6:55:20 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    Midland Reporter Telegram ^ | 04/12/2015 | By John MacCormack
    ALPINE — In the wide-open Big Bend, where private property rights are sacrosanct and a “no trespassing” sign means just that, unwelcome interlopers, from nosy environmentalists to federal employees, always have been quickly sent packing. Thus, the news that a couple of billionaire businessmen intend to run a large natural gas pipeline through 143 miles of mostly private ranch land to the Mexican border has folks here in shock. “We are all under the impression that private property is private property. You go to talking about condemning something by eminent domain, you’ll get shot in this part of the country,”...
  • Sheriff: Hundreds watched ‘gang rape’ in Panama City Beach, did nothing

    04/13/2015 4:03:43 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 91 replies
    http://wgntv.com ^ | 4/13/15 | Tribune Media Wire
    BAY COUNTY, Fla. – Two college students are under arrest after police found cell phone video allegedly showing the gang rape of an intoxicated teen outside a popular Panama City Beach bar during spring break. Hundreds stood by in “broad, open daylight” as the 19-year-old woman, who appeared to be passed out on a chair behind the Spinnaker Beach Club, was sexually assaulted by one man after another, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen told AL.com. Many watched, some recording with their phones — but no one tried to intervene, officials said.
  • School settles ‘sextortion’ suit after allegations boys pressured girls for nude photos

    04/13/2015 6:44:32 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    An Oregon school district has agreed to pay $225,000 to three girls who claimed in a lawsuit they were bullied into sending nude photos of themselves to boys at their middle school. The girls alleged in a 2013 “sextortion” lawsuit against the Clatskanie School District that the boys traded the embarrassing pictures like baseball cards and that school officials told them to “suck it up” when they complained. “I feel like it made me have to fight battles I shouldn’t have to fight, especially at such a young age, but I feel it made me stronger,” one of the girls,...
  • Are we happy with the potential Repub field?

    04/13/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by fred4prez · 53 replies
    It's been a while since I've been on here, but decided to check back in to see what FR thinks of the potential Republican field for 2016. Frankly, I'm pretty excited: Ted Cruz - A+ conservative pick Rand Paul - named after Ayn Rand, and son of Ron Paul, what could go wrong? :) Would definitely love to see the country move more in the libertarian direction. Marco Rubio - B+ due to immigration stance, but still a strong republican Scott Walker - A+ union buster. Rick Perry - A+ Good guy from a good state with executive experience Chris...
  • Teen Who Made Viral Adoption Plea Finds New Home

    04/13/2015 2:04:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Apr 12, 2015
    A Florida teen says he's finally found home almost two years after his plea at church for a family to adopt him generated 10,000 inquiries. Davion Navar Henry Only was born in prison, raised in foster care and never felt wanted before taking the pulpit at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in 2013 to ask for help. Of all the inquiries nationwide, a minister's family in Ohio seemed like the best fit. But when Davion got into a fight with one of the minister's children, he was sent back to Florida's foster care system. The 16-year-old then reached out to...
  • Copper commodities

    04/12/2015 8:28:54 PM PDT · by Hildy · 19 replies
    April 12, 2015 | Hildy
    Does anyone here have any knowledge of the commodity market? there seems to be a lot of activity with copper and I am interested to see what the professionals think about it, since I do live in the "COPPER STATE." Thanks in advance.
  • Claim: Arctic and Antarctic will melt “in the next decade”

    04/12/2015 8:19:09 AM PDT · by Signalman · 75 replies
    WUWT ^ | 4/11/2015 | Eric Worral
    Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry Maurie Trewhella, of Victoria University (Australia), has just made a stunning claim about global warming, in a letter to the editor. According to Trewhella; Ian Dunlop’s warning (Comment, 7/4) is especially sobering. The slowing of atmospheric temperature rise over the past 15 years or so, used by climate change sceptics to debunk the work of the IPCC, is, on the contrary, evidence that the solar energy delivered to the Earth is being absorbed by the oceans. The Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets are acting as giant dampers to contain temperature rise in the oceans. When...
  • Chimpanzee Whacks Camera Drone Out of Mid-Air with a Stick VIDEO

    04/12/2015 3:19:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/12/15 | Michael Zhang
    Pro tip: Don’t fly your camera drone too close to chimpanzees. They might knock it out of the air using a stick. That’s what happened to one camera drone user over in the Netherlands while flying a drone in a zoo’s chimpanzee habitat. One of the chimps decided that “enough is enough”
  • 'Ride Away' by Roy Orbison [music 3:30]

    04/11/2015 7:10:42 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 36 replies
    You've hear this song. Not one of Orbison's biggest hits but a great song. and a quintessential 60's love song or love's lost song.
  • Marco Island may increase sex offender buffer zone

    MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – Keep sex offenders out! That’s the message from Marco Island. The city might ban sex offenders from living 2,500 feet from where kids live, play and go to school. But, on an area as small as Marco Island, does that mean sex offenders will be banished completely? As safe as Marco Island is to raise her 4-year-old daughter, Joanna Veipi says the city should restrict where sex offenders can live on the island. “Yeah, that’s absolutely a great idea,” said Veipi. State law bans sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet from where kids live and...
  • OH NO! Wait until you see what this liberal group caught Ted Cruz saying! (WATCH VIDEO)

    04/11/2015 3:42:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Apr 10, 2015
    The liberal group Right Wing Watch cut a video of Ted Cruz saying something they thought was über controversial. But it wasn’t something he said in private. He said it in a forum with other Republicans moderated by Steve Deace in front of a crowd.
  • Illegal Alien Gets 29 Months for Identity Theft After Living in U.S. More Than 30 Years

    04/11/2015 8:49:26 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/10/2015 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    Jose Alegria-Garcia, an illegal alien from El Salvador who has been in the United States illegally for more than 30 years, has been sentenced to serve 29 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to unlawfully using a Social Security number, falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen and stealing the identity of a U.S. citizen. The victim, a U.S. national living in New York, stated that he found it difficult to obtain the benefits he was entitled to through Social Security because government records indicated that he was working in Alaska. In fact, Alegria-Garcia was working in Alaska, having...
  • Can you eat healthy on $4 a day?

    04/11/2015 7:16:17 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 153 replies
    fortune ^ | APRIL 10, 2015, | Mitch Rothschild
    One CEO tests how healthy low-income families can eat under the U.S. governments’ food assistance program.
  • Blue Angels' first female pilot takes flight

    04/11/2015 3:59:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 140 replies
    CBS ^ | April 10, 2015
    When military aviation buffs pack into the Marine Corps Beaufort Air Show in South Carolina, they'll be wowed by the Navy's Blue Angels. But a new kind of history will also take flight in the team: a woman in the cockpit. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins is the first female pilot in the team's 69-year history. Michelle Miller took to the sky to see how Higgins got her wings.
  • Franklin County Speedway uses unique marketing plan to attract African-Americans

    04/10/2015 8:54:11 PM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies
    http://m.wdbj7.com/ ^ | April 8, 2015 | Frankie Jupiter
    The Franklin County Speedway in Callaway is known for mud bogging and even more so for its summer-time racing. Though the stands are empty now, this Sunday the owner hopes for a big crowd. Whitey Taylor, the track owner, is trying a new marketing strategy: African-Americans will get in free of charge. “Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., all African-Americans; black people, we're going to invite them to come down,” said Taylor. He's doing this in hopes of attracting more African-Americans to the race track. “We have families that come here; they love the place. But I want to open this...
  • Goat Rentals Take Off In Seattle On First Day Of Amazon Home Services

    04/10/2015 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    KUOW.org ^ | March 31, 2015 | Jeannie Yandel & Hannah Burn
    When Amazon launched its Amazon Home Services this week, the stars of the new initiative were …Goats.Seattle goats, specifically, ready to trim back your pesky shrubbery. “We bring the goats and unload him,” said Tammy Dunakin, head goat wrangler and owner of Rent-A-Ruminant LLC. “The second they hit the ground, they’re eating. It’s incredible to watch. It’s kind of like watching marbles scatter when you drop them on the pavement. And the goats start eating everything in sight."And it sounds like ... Dunakin's goats do work for the city – you may have seen them munching on hills alongside Interstate...
  • Every time some Libtard brings up "Citizens United vs. FTC" ~Vanity

    04/10/2015 5:06:24 PM PDT · by GraceG · 11 replies
    Every-time some schmuck seminar caller calls into a conservative talk show whining about "Citizens United" and whines about how ' Businesses and Corporations are not "people" and shouldn't be able to contribute to political campaigns.' I really want to tell the moron that neither are Unions by their twisted criteria and that if they want to remove that right of Businesses to have a say in politics they should also remove the rights unions have in political contributions as well.
  • A Flake speaks

    04/10/2015 4:18:01 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 13 replies
    Sen. Jeff Flake | 4/10/15 | Se. Jeff Flake Az.
    Thank you for contacting me about the President's executive action on immigration. On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced unilateral executive actions regarding the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. Among other provisions, these actions seek to postpone the deportation of the parents of children who are either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and provide them with a work permit. The criteria for those eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that allows certain illegal immigrants who entered the United States before their sixteenth birthday and before June 2007 to receive a work permit and temporary authorization to...
  • American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It’s Time To Talk About Feelings.

    04/10/2015 2:21:47 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 56 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 04/10/2015 | Diana Divecha and Robin Stern
    A growing body of research highlights the importance of how kids feel and how they manage those feelings, or not. Emotions drive attention, learning, memory, and decision-making. They affect relationships and psychological well-being. Learning to handle emotions well is especially important in adolescence, a time when neural networks are being sculpted that will influence behavior patterns for life.