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  • Dysfunctional Authority

    07/31/2014 11:03:04 AM PDT · by Yellowstone Joe · 13 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | July 31, 2014 | Michael Thomas
    American society is currently in a dysfunctional state, and like all things dysfunctional, it will implode if not addressed very soon. We live in a world that contains a vast amount of knowledge, but little understanding. The United States has not experienced extreme tyranny, but it is headed in that direction. The shift of authority from private sector to public sector has created a serious imbalance. As a country, there is great arrogance. We take for granted that we will always be the land of the free. Like all civilizations prior, we’re moving from liberty to totalitarianism and it’s happening...
  • Wccc-Fm Hartford To Be Sold(Rock Of Conn. To Rock Of Ages...)

    07/31/2014 1:51:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 7/31/14 | Lance Venta
    A sale and format change are imminent at Marlin Broadcasting Classic Rock “Rock 106.9” WCCC-FM Hartford. The Hartford Courant reports that the WCCC staff were informed on Wednesday that they were out of a job as the station was being sold to a “not-for-profit organization that operates radio networks specializing in adult contemporary Christian music.” Word is EMF Broadcasting will be acquiring the station to add it to its Christian AC “K-Love” network. Outgoing morning host Jay Raven tweeted tonight that the airstaff would make their final appearances on Friday, August 1. WCCC-FM shifted from Active Rock to Classic Rock...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Thursday, July 31, 2014

    07/31/2014 12:37:39 AM PDT · by sneakers · 24 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Comedian Evan Sayet Explains Why 'Stupid' Liberals Succeed

    07/30/2014 3:58:42 PM PDT · by cob201 · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/30/2014 | Paul Bois
    Stand-up comedian Evan Sayet, former writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and most famous for his stirring speech at The Heritage Foundation in 2007, has once again resurfaced with a brand new video on his website excoriating what he calls "modern liberals"...
  • Coddling Kerry: Did mean Israelis hurt his feelings?

    07/30/2014 2:51:42 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | John Podhoretz
    John Kerry fought in Vietnam, threw his medals away, served decades in the Senate, ran for president, did some windsurfing and then became secretary of state of the most powerful country on Earth. He’s a big boy. But there are those who seem to feel otherwise, that Kerry is a fragile and tender reed in need of delicate care — people who work for and with him. Not to mention Kerry himself. Over the course of the past year, on several occasions, Kerry and other staffers have taken to whining — not sure there’s a nicer word — over how...
  • The Ethics of Elfland

    07/30/2014 2:38:23 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 4 replies
    Page by Page Books ^ | 1908 | GK Chesterton
    When the business man rebukes the idealism of his office-boy, it is commonly in some such speech as this: "Ah, yes, when one is young, one has these ideals in the abstract and these castles in the air; but in middle age they all break up like clouds, and one comes down to a belief in practical politics, to using the machinery one has and getting on with the world as it is." Thus, at least, venerable and philanthropic old men now in their honoured graves used to talk to me when I was a boy. But since then I...
  • ‘Sharknado 2’: The real fear is the fear of missing out (it's finally here!)

    07/30/2014 1:33:08 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    In the face of another “Sharknado” TV movie (the even-more-inane “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” premiering Wednesday night on Syfy) there isn’t much for a critic to say except to echo what the characters themselves so frequently scream when confronted by a great white shark spinning toward them in a funnel cloud: “LOOK OUT!!”
  • Study: Religious children are less able to distinguish fantasy from reality

    07/30/2014 9:33:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 65 replies
    bbc ^ | july 29, 2014
    According to new research from Boston University, young children with a religious background are less able to distinguish between fantasy and reality compared with their secular counterparts. In two studies, 66 kindergarten-age children were presented with three types of stories - realistic, religious and fantastical. The researchers then queried the children on whether they thought the main character in the story was real or fictional. While nearly all children found the figures in the realistic narratives to be real, secular and religious children were split on religious stories. Children with a religious upbringing tended to view the protagonists in religious stories as...
  • Make the Switch (Barf but Interesting)

    07/30/2014 6:34:37 AM PDT · by Hostage · 4 replies
    Credo Mobile ^ | July 30, 2014 | Credo Mobile
    Is your phone company ... Helping lead the fight against Big Oil's Keystone XL pipeline? Celebrating the victories of the Take Down the Tea Party Ten campaign? Fighting to save Net Neutrality? The largest corporate donor to Planned Parenthood?
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    07/30/2014 2:54:31 AM PDT · by sneakers · 10 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • First-round Buffalo Bills bids top $1 billion

    07/29/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    new york post ^ | 7-29-14 | Josh Kosman and Lois Weiss
    A Pennsylvania fracking mogul bid more than $1 billion for the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday — making it likely the team will attract a record sales price for an NFL team, The Post has learned. Terrence Pegula, who owns the NHL Buffalo Sabres, is one of only two known bidders for the storied football franchise, which was put on the block last spring following the March 25 death of owner Ralph Wilson Jr.. Donald Trump also made a first-round bid for the Bills — bids were due by 5 p.m. Tuesday. It could not be learned whether other bids were...
  • White House Blocks Construction of ‘Lifesaving’ Road, Tells Alaskans: ‘Get Over It’

    07/29/2014 8:25:10 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/29/2014 | Katie McHugh
    Alaskans living on an isolated Aleutian Island, miles from emergency medical care, sued the Obama administration in 2013 for blocking a gravel road that would wind through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and allow residents to reach a vital airport. Since then, the administration has not budged – and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (pictured) reportedly told concerned state lawmakers to "get over it" on Friday. Majority Leader Lance Pruitt told KTUU News that the Secretary made the dismissive comments while meeting with him in Washington, D.C., on Friday. “[Jewell] wishes Alaskans would just get over this,” Pruitt said. “She implied...
  • Nascar SCS GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday August 3 on ESPN at 1:00 PM ET

    07/29/2014 7:06:22 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 21 replies
  • More than a third of Americans are in trouble over unpaid bills and debts

    07/29/2014 3:53:32 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Financial Post ^ | July 29, 2014 | Josh Boak, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — More than 35% of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency, potentially hurting credit scores and job prospects, said Caroline Ratcliffe, a senior fellow at the Washington-based think-tank. “Roughly, every third person you pass on the street is going to have debt in collections,” Ratcliffe said. “It...
  • Images of Obama, Netanyahu, Iranian Opposition Leaders Serve as Targets in Qods Day Funfair

    07/29/2014 1:10:32 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 2 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | July 28, 2014
    In this video-clip, Iranians are seen enjoying themselves at a funfair in Shiraz marking Qods Day, shooting with air rifles at images of U.S. President Obama with the caption "Death to America" and of Israeli PM Netanyahu, with the caption "Death to Israel." Pictures of Iranian opposition leaders Mousavi, Karroubi, and others also feature as targets. The video-clip was posted on the Internet on July 28, 2014.
  • Gunner Takes Shrapnel To Neck During Firefight And Keeps Fighting (video only)

    07/29/2014 9:09:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-29-2014 | Funker530
    (language warning) A .50 gunner takes a ricochet or shrapnel to the neck and starts putting rounds back down range quickly.
  • Services for immigrant children beginning on the Western Slope (Grand Junction, CO)

    07/29/2014 6:54:43 AM PDT · by dware · 17 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 07.29.2014 | Lindsey Pallares
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. One organization on the Western Slope looks to find a solution for children crossing the border with nowhere to go. They're asking for federal assistance to their project off the ground.
  • The Senate Race That Couldn’t Be Lost—And Was A lesson in political humility. Read more:

    07/29/2014 4:07:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-29-14 | Larry Sabato
    If there is one nightmare common to all U.S. senators, it’s the possibility of an unexpected upset by an underdog challenger come Election Day. Not only do they lose their seat, but the shock of defeat becomes one of the most notable parts of their biography. This November, no one wants to be the Senate’s Eric Cantor. For my money, one of the most jaw-dropping Senate results in modern history occurred exactly 50 years ago. It’s barely remembered even by the political community, but it shouldn’t be forgotten. This old race teaches enduring lessons about politics, and in 2014 we’ll...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    07/29/2014 2:47:53 AM PDT · by sneakers · 20 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Germany’s students fail to graduate in time

    07/28/2014 10:25:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Jul 2014 14:32 GMT+02:00
    Leaked figures show the average student in Germany still takes around four years to complete a bachelor’s degree, suggesting controversial reforms to higher education have so far failed to cut down the number of Germany’s perpetual students. Reforms to reduce degree times have not yet cut down on numbers of so-called “Dauerstudenten”—eternal students who can take up to six years for their undergraduate degree before embarking on a lengthy master's course. Under the old German system, students were allowed to take semesters off to work, earn cash, travel, do work experience placements or study abroad. This led to lengthy degrees...
  • State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming ‘shadow of its former self’

    07/28/2014 5:06:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2014 | (With AP)
    The State Department issued a dire report Monday on the state of religious freedom around the world, with an alarming warning that the Christian presence in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East is becoming a “shadow of its former self.” The analysis was included as part of a comprehensive report on religious freedom around the world in 2013. The report cited a flood of examples of governments and militant groups cracking down on religious minorities, everywhere from Pakistan to Egypt to China. The victims included Christians, but also Hindus, Muslims and others. The report offered a pointed warning about...
  • Remember How Happy We Were 20&30 Years Ago.Did Anyone See This World Crisis Coming?

    07/28/2014 4:24:15 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 43 replies
    Think back to 1984 and 1994.You got to admit they were some of the best days of our lives.In 1984,we had President Reagan,the dawn of wonderful 80's,for many who are now in their 40's,50's&60's.It was their happiest times.And the good times just kept on coming with the Bush/Clinton years.The 90's were a never ending party,great economy,great music&memorable Presidential Scandals.Who wouldn't give up Pizza&Burgers to go back to either decade and Stay There!And here we are 20/30 years later and who would of ever thought they would see the day when we had a {Fill In The Blank}As President of the...
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    07/28/2014 12:43:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 3:36 PM EDT | Joan Lowy
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. It is the second-largest fine the agency has proposed against an airline. The largest proposed fine was against American Airlines for $24.2 million in August 2010. That one was ultimately settled for $24.9 million as part of American’s bankruptcy proceedings, although the final settlement included other safety violations not part of the original proposal. …
  • Vanity ?? Does Yankee magazine a liberal slant

    07/28/2014 8:25:15 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 30 replies
    I don't read it and friend said she read in Yankee about gas pipe lines and landowners and can now see why none want them.
  • White House pursuing plan to expand immigrant rights

    07/28/2014 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 7/25/2014 | CHRISTI PARSONS, BRIAN BENNETT, LISA MASCARO
    Even as President Obama grapples with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the Southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a large-scale expansion of immigrant rights that would come by executive action within weeks. Officials signaled strongly Friday that Obama's move would shield from deportation large numbers of immigrants living in the country illegally, as advocacy groups have demanded. Roughly 5 million of the estimated 11 million people who entered the country without legal authorization or overstayed their visas could be protected under a leading option the White House is considering, according to officials who discussed...
  • When may a felon, who is generally barred from possessing a gun, get it to break up a fight?

    07/28/2014 3:46:08 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 24 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | July 23, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    From yesterday’s United States v. Cooney (8th Cir. July 22, 2014): As a convicted felon, [Larry] Cooney is prohibited from possessing firearms. In 2011, Cooney lived in a duplex with his fifty-year-old brother Warren Cooney (Warren) and his brother’s family. Warren had a long history of health problems, including two heart attacks. On October 27, 2011, Warren and nineteen-year-old Dwight Avance began to argue in the Cooney duplex. As the argument escalated and became physical, the two men took the fight outside, while Cooney remained within the residence. Once outside, Warren and Avance wrestled on muddy ground, near which several...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Monday, July 28, 2014

    07/28/2014 3:18:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 17 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Funny Interviews: Meet the Dumbest Job Applicants

    07/27/2014 6:31:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | april 2014 | Reader's Digest
    "An individual applied for a customer-service job, and when asked what he might not like about the job, he said, 'Dealing with people.'" "I had somebody list their prison time as a job. And an exotic dancer who called herself a 'customer service representative.'"
  • More Country in Pittsburgh's Future? (News talk 104.7 may flip)

    07/27/2014 6:04:37 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | Lance Venta
    (Am on smartphone now but link is above, speculation news talk 104.7 WPGB Pittsburgh may, may, flip to country...just a heads up)
  • Armed American Radio Live Thread (7-27-14)

    07/27/2014 5:12:31 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 4 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 7-27-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • Book Publishing Needs Socialism to Save It ("need" to suppress competition like France does)

    07/27/2014 2:24:07 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 46 replies
    bookmarketingbuzzblog.blogspot.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Brian Feinblum
    Book Publishing Needs Socialism to Save It Let me just state up front that I love America and wouldn’t live anywhere else but, I also believe there’s room for a blend of socialism and capitalism to exist in a democratic society, and when it comes to how books are sold or treated, I prefer what the French and other advanced nations do. They protect books and the printed word. I applaud them—and so should you. Here in the U.S., thanks largely to Amazon, books have become commoditized. You can buy clothes based on price—or a desk or the hotel you...
  • “Out of Africa” Theory Officially Debunked

    07/27/2014 9:49:37 AM PDT · by djf · 52 replies
    Scientific evidence refuting the theory of modern humanity’s African genesis is common knowledge among those familiar with the most recent scientific papers on the human Genome, Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosomes. Regrettably, within mainstream press and academia circles, there seems to be a conspicuous – and dare we say it – deliberate vacuum when it comes to reporting news of these recent studies and their obvious implications.
  • President Reagan welcomes PSU Football [1987 video]

    07/27/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 1987 | abc news
    youtube link here as well
  • Iowan Boy Scouts Allegedly Harassed by Border Patrol at the Canadian Border into Alaska

    07/27/2014 7:46:34 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 07/25/2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    While the Obama administration has begun looking into ways to ensure safe passage to the United States for Honduran children, federal officials have reportedly harassed an Iowa Boy Scout Troop seeking to enter Alaska through Canada. Jim Fox, leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, told an Iowa television station one of his scouts took a photo of a Border Patrol official and agents immediately leapt into action. “The agent immediately confiscated his camera, informed him he would be arrested, fined possibly $10,000 and 10 years in prison,” he said. Fox alleges one agent drew his pistol and pointed...
  • "The government trusted me with a M-48 tank and assorted small arms... "

    07/27/2014 7:17:27 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 8 replies
    earstohear.net ^ | March 31, 1994. | Charley Reese
    "But when the men and women take off their uniforms and return to their homes and assume responsibility for their own and their families’ safety, suddenly the politicians don’t trust them to own a gun. This is pure elitism. … Gun control is not about guns or crime. It is about an elite that fears and despises the common people.“ .....;
  • The American Caste System

    07/26/2014 9:02:33 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 26 Jul 14 | Me
    Another Brochure, this time detailing the wonders of the new caste system that is being implemented and published by the Office of Population Affairs. [Link]
  • Judge tells Baldwin he’s a fan and to ‘be a good boy’

    07/26/2014 7:35:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Antonio Antenucci and Rebecca Rosenberg
    Even a wisecracking judge couldn’t get Alec Baldwin to lighten up and apologize to the two lady cops he cursed out in May.
  • Wanted Man Mocks Police on Facebook Post of own Mugshot, Gets Caught Next Day

    07/26/2014 2:14:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 26 Jul 2014
    A wanted man assisted in his own arrest after using Facebook to mock police by commenting on his mugshot. Maryland police uploaded the mugshot of Roger Ireland, 28, in their #WantedWednesday posts following his violation of his parole terms. Ireland then bragged ‘Y’all will never catch me,’ in the comments on the post. Other users began to tag Ireland’s family members in the comments section, prompting him to post further nonsensical comments, such as: ‘Stay tha **** out my **** get yall **** 2gether b4 u find room 2 peak bout mine im out on 3 bails.’ Within 24 hours...
  • Couple Locked Son in Trunk to Cure Fear of Dark: Police

    07/26/2014 1:57:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
    A Pennsylvania couple charged with locking their 5-year-old son in the trunk of their moving car -- to cure his fear of darkness -- will spend two years on probation in a program for first-time offenders. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 26-year-olds Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart, of Latrobe, entered the program Thursday in Westmoreland County. The Lenharts weren't required to plead guilty to endangerment charges, and can ask the court to expunge their arrest records if they complete probation without incident. Police say the couple gave their son a flashlight and told him to look for candy in the trunk during...
  • SNAP Overpaid $2B in Benefits; Program Dollars Up 115.6% Under Obama

    07/26/2014 1:28:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2014 - 9:39 AM | Ali Meyer
    The nation’s food stamp program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provided a record $74.6 billion in benefits to needy Americans in Fiscal Year 2012—paying out $2 billion too much, according to the annual quality control report for FY 2012, the most recent year for which data is available. And only in Washington could that $2 billion in overpayments be viewed as a good thing. […] The data show the payment error rate has declined over time, from 5.64% in FY 2007; 5.01% in FY 2008; 4.36% in FY 2009; 3.81% in FY 2010; 3.80% in FY...
  • Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

    07/26/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ap ^ | July 26, 2014 | Heather Murdock
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people. The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an international flight also raised new fears that other passengers could take the disease beyond Africa due to weak inspection of passengers and the fact Ebola's symptoms are similar to other diseases. Officials in the country of Togo, where the sick man's flight had a stopover, also went on high alert...
  • Touching video--"Daddy Come Home"

    07/26/2014 11:25:08 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    This is a song I found about Israeli children hoping and praying for their parent's safe return from war. It brought tears to my eyes just thought I'd share it.
  • Texas Dad Invents a Simple Way to Fill 100 Water Balloons - In Less Than A MINUTE (Video)

    07/26/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Gina Cassini
     by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWhere was this for my son's pool party last weekend?We must have spent 3 hours making water balloons for the kids, and my fingers were sore afterwards.Very soon, I'll be able to do it in mere minutes. My fellow Texan and inventor Josh Malone, along with his kids, developed a much faster way to replace the time-consuming process of filling water balloons.Malone's device, which can fill 100 balloons in a minute, attaches to the hose directly for one-time use. He calls it "Bunch O Balloons" and launched a Kickstarter campaign for the manufacture-ready project. It's called the"Bunch...
  • Scientists find beef production harmful to the environment (yeah, this again)

    07/26/2014 7:02:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25/07/2014 - 08:12
    Production of beef is nearly ten times more damaging to the environment than any other form of meat production, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. American scientists measured the environment inputs required for beef production and concluded that beef cattle need 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water than pork, poultry, eggs or dairy. […] The scientists calculated that the amount of resources required for all the feed consumed by edible livestock and worked out the amount of hay, silage and concentrates such as soybeans required by the...
  • Is this society blonde the 'Energiser'?

    07/26/2014 2:30:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 7-25-14 | Tom Leonard
    She always arrives in an SUV, sometimes staying for a few hours, sometimes as long as a week — just so long as the lady of the house is away. And, thanks to the fact that the house in question — the palatial residence of Bill and Hillary Clinton — is protected by a squad of U.S. Secret Servicemen who are in on the deception, the attractive, busty blonde can time her arrivals and departures to within minutes of those of Mrs Clinton. The bodyguards claim they don’t know her identity, but say they are under orders neither to stop...
  • Military Bars Troops from Attending Vacation Bible School Honor

    07/25/2014 8:27:37 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 41 replies
    Foxnews.com Todd's American Dispatch ^ | July 25, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    ........But our story picks up with what happened on Thursday. That was the day when the church was supposed to honor the National Guard. They had invited troops from the nearby armory to drop by with one of their Humvees. “We were going to thank them for protecting our religious liberty,” said Pastor Hogan. “It was more of a promotion for the military – to show the kids what the military does.” But the National Guard did not visit Bible Baptist Church on Thursday night, and the reason why has caused great anger and frustration among church members ...........
  • Julia and Pajama Boy, a Millennials Love Story

    07/25/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2014 | Lee Cary
    A Millennial Love Story began the day Pajama Boy (P.J.) met Julia in a rope line outside an elite venue for an Obama fundraiser. They chatted excitedly as they awaited his coming. Talking while texting friends, they soon realized that they both attended the same Obama for President campaign event back in 2007 while in college, although Julia had fainted and missed part of Barack’s awesome, inspirational speech. They hardly minded when it was announced that the President had entered through a back door and was already inside the hotel – a place where their presence was prohibited by the...
  • Happy birthday George, love Uncle Sam

    07/25/2014 3:22:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7-25-14 | Dan Miller
    What do you get a king in the making for his birthday? Thankfully the Obamas weren't short of a few good ideas. The President and his family sent the newborn Prince George a stunning hand-made rocking horse as well a blanket made from the finest alpaca wool to celebrate his birth last year. Sporting a saddle embossed with the presidential seal, the wooden rocking horse came with a polo mallet with a head made from the branch of an oak tree that once stood on the south lawn of the White House.
  • How anti-capitalist Michael Moore built a £30m fortune

    07/25/2014 3:01:02 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 44 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | July 25, 2014 | Kate Palmer
    Don’t be hoodwinked by his casual demeanour and capitalism rants – Michael Moore’s millions make him one of the richest men in American media. Film-maker Moore, 60, made his name for anti-establishment politics with Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) and Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) – accruing a multi-million dollar fortune in the process. Moore’s impressive property portfolio was laid bare during divorce proceedings from his wife of 22 years, Kathleen Glynn. The political controversialist finalised his split from 58-year-old Glynn on Tuesday in a US court in northern Michigan, where the couple owns a £1.2m lakeside home. The 10,000 square-foot luxury...
  • Why Liberal Reject Rational Thought (3 minute video that was quoted by Coulter and Hannity)

    07/25/2014 1:35:18 PM PDT · by cob201 · 7 replies
    Evansayet.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Evan Sayet
    Comedian Evan Sayet explains why Liberals hate Fox News and talk radio.