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  • DNC Chair STILL Can’t Tell Difference Between Democratic Party and Socialism (VIDEO)

    08/02/2015 3:37:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/02/15 | Jim Hoft
    Things got very awkward on Thursday when Chris Matthews asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz what the difference was between the modern Democratic Party and Socialism. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was completely stumped. She couldn’t answer the question. We haven’t seen that dazed look since Rachel Dolezal was busted as a fraud. Because, as we all know, there is no difference between today’s Democrat Party and radical Socialism. On Sunday DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was again asked to explain the difference between the modern day Democratic Party and Socialism. Again She failed. “You know Chuck it is always fun to...
  • 'Gay marriage' all about attacking Christianity, says author [Proverbs 4]

    08/02/2015 12:01:39 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/1/2015 | Staff
    Aaron and Melissa Klein of Gresham, Oregon, have learned how dangerous it can be to fail to support “gay marriage” in this day and age. The now-infamous bakers refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple and were subsequently slapped with a $135,000 fine from the state of Oregon. Negative national publicity forced them to shut down their bakery, Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Outrage from progressives has essentially ruined the Kleins’ lives, but journalist and author Jack Cashill, who wrote the forthcoming “Scarlet Letters: The Ever-Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism,” believes this incident ultimately is not...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    08/02/2015 10:54:49 AM PDT · by Faith · 8 replies
    August 2, 2015 | Faith
    My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of my lips. Psalm 89:34
  • Trump campaign fires staffer over Facebook posts

    08/02/2015 10:26:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/02/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign said Sunday it fired a staffer after racially charged Facebook posts he allegedly wrote were uncovered Friday. Effective immediately, Sam Nunberg, a Trump political adviser, is "no longer associated with the Donald J. Trump for president campaign," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed to CNN. Nunberg allegedly wrote racially charged and disparaging political posts dating back to 2007, including one calling civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter a "N—!" and another calling President Barack Obama a "Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser," Business Insider reported Friday. Nunberg is denying he wrote the posts. Lewandowski told...
  • Leggy ROBOT INSECT WALKS on WATER before flawlessly LEAPING OFF

    08/02/2015 4:16:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    The Register ^ | 1 Aug 2015 | Kelly Fiveash
    Leggy ROBOT INSECT WALKS on WATER before flawlessly LEAPING OFF Artificial system replicates biological movement 1 Aug 2015 at 14:20, Kelly Fiveash Vid Scientists have created a leggy microrobot that mimics the actions of a water strider. They wanted to replicate the movement of the semi-aquatic insects to try to have a better understanding of how they are able to jump from watery surfaces with the same amount of force and height as a leap from rigid ground. Boffins from Seoul National University, Korea (SNU), Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and...
  • Meteorite fallen in Iran, serious damage in Qazvin, the first info

    08/01/2015 9:40:32 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 76 replies
    ScienzeNotizie.it ^ | 31JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    (note: Translated using Bing translator.) It was confirmed the news about the impact of a meteorite in Qazvin, Iran, there would be serious damage Breaking news: has just confirmed the news of a meteorite impact near Qazvin, Iran, not too far from the capital Tehran Iranian State. The news of the meteorite in Iran has just been confirmed by all the major news agencies in Iran, many of whom speak of damage (when wounded or victims have not been confirmed, although on the web are circulating rumors). The meteorite fell near Qazvin, but also near Karaj, Zanjan and Hamedan. The...
  • Post Your Favorite Saturday Night Youtube Songs

    08/01/2015 8:47:25 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 119 replies
    Youtube ^ | Steve Earle
    Sometimes I enjoy playing a couple of my favorite songs on Youtube and end up seeing where the sidebar takes me. I started with The Highwayman and now I'm listening to Steve Earl's Copper Head Road. Next up is John Prine and Steve Goodman's Souvenirs If you care to post your favorites, other Freepers might just enjoy the jukebox tonight.
  • Obama Wants 5-Year Plan: ‘I Guarantee You This Is Not How China’ Handles Its Infrastructure

    08/01/2015 4:53:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2015 | 3:07 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    When President Obama signed a law yesterday funding federal transportation projects for the next three months, he lamented that the United States did not have a five-year federal plan for transportation—and warned Congress that “big, powerful countries” like the Peoples Republic of China did not do it the way the U.S. is doing it now. “I guarantee you this is not how China, Germany, other countries around the world—other big, powerful countries around the world—handle their infrastructure,” Obama said. …
  • Texas Christian University student disciplined over social media comments [Thoughtcrime]

    08/01/2015 4:02:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/31/2015 | Lisa Maria Garza
    DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas Christian University (TCU) student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said on Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning "infliction of bodily or emotional harm" and "disorderly conduct." He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extra-curricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post...
  • Cop story that went viral ...

    08/01/2015 1:07:49 PM PDT · by Baynative · 5 replies
    Clarksville Now ^ | July 30, 2015 | Rob Selkow
    HILLVIEW, Ky. – A photo of Officer John Nissen with the Hillview Police Department in Louisville has gone viral after he consoled a woman who had just learned of her sister’s death. It happened July 24. Nissen received a call from dispatch about a distressed motorist, who had pulled over on the side of a road. “All we knew from the dispatch call was that there was a woman who was crying and needed help in her car. She opened the door for us when we approached, and I could see she was visibly upset,” he told People Magazine. The...
  • Cecil the lion's brother Jericho shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwean parkk

    08/01/2015 12:00:23 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Cecil the lion's brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in a park in Zimbabwe.  The beloved animal was protecting Cecil's lion cubs after he was shot dead by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world.  Jericho is believed to have been gunned down during an illegal hunting operation in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon during. Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: 'It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon.  'We are absolutely heartbroken. We have...
  • Taurus model pistols recalled for causing fatal misfires

    08/01/2015 11:41:38 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 39 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 08/01/2015 | Stephen Montoya
    This recall involves nine different models of Taurus pistols six of them Milleniums. Judy Price, a gun owner, said she knows all about them - how to handle them safely and she even speaks to people taking concealed carry classes. .... Her concealed carry holster fell to the floor as she was undressing, then her Taurus pistol went off with a bullet going through her groin, through her stomach, and into her liver. This week it happened, 966,000 guns all across the country recalled. Taurus pistols subject to the defects include the PT-111 Millennium; PT-132 Millennium; PT-138 Millennium; PT-140 Millennium;...
  • Deadly failure on the runway

    08/01/2015 9:30:53 AM PDT · by SZonian · 35 replies
    Philly.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Craig R. McCoy and Dylan Purcell
    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., the manufacturer of the business jet that crashed on takeoff last year and killed Philadelphia businessman Lewis Katz and six others, has acknowledged to investigators that a key fail-safe system on the plane has a flawed design. Gulfstream tested its fleet of GIV jets after the fatal accident and found a widespread problem: The planes could travel down the runway at takeoff speeds even when they had no ability to leave the ground. To win safety certification, the firm had promised the Federal Aviation Administration that its fail-safe design would prevent pilots from getting the jet above...
  • Iran confirms meteor hit

    07/31/2015 8:21:24 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    Trend Magazine ^ | 31JUL2015 | Mehdi Sepahvand
    Iran has confirmed that a meteor has hit somewhere in the northern part of the country. The meteor landed in Avaj in the province of Qazvin, Mohammad Ali Ahani, director of Qazvin Crisis Management Staff said, Mehr news agency reported July 31. Also, there have been reports that some pieces of rock have hit areas in Eshtehard, Alborz Province, Arsalan Qasemi, governor of Boeen Zahra, county in Qazvin Province, said. Another local governor of Takestan County, Qazvin Province, said that the area witnessed the passing of the meteor, but nowhere in the district under his supervision had been hit.
  • Texas man shot after bullet he fired at armadillo ricocheted off its shell and hit him

    07/31/2015 5:57:36 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    Don’t mess with Texas armadillos. That is the lesson that one local man learned the hard way when he landed in the hospital with a bullet wound after trying to shoot one of the hardy armor-plated critters. Officials in Cass County, Texas, say the man suffered a graze wound to the head when he fired at an armadillo and the bullet ricocheted off the mammal's rigid protective covering and struck him. The bizarre incident took place at around 3am Thursday in the 27,000 block of Highway 77 in the Marietta area, according to a report from KLTV. The shooting victim...
  • Texas man shot after bullet he fired at animal ricocheted off its shell and hit him

    07/31/2015 3:21:27 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 31 July 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    Officials in Cass County, Texas, say the man suffered a graze wound to the head when he fired at an armadillo and the bullet ricocheted off the mammal's rigid protective covering and struck him. In April, 54-year-old Larry McElroy, of Leesburg, Georgia, accidentally shot his mother-in-law when the round he fired at an armadillo bounced off its shell and struck the 74-year-old woman in the back. In that case, the armadillo did not survive.
  • Robot Maggots Feed On Brain Tumors

    07/31/2015 9:49:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    desertsun.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | DANICA SANDERS
    Maggots have primarily been depicted as coarse, mundane insects. Recently, however, neurosurgeon J. Marc Simard, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, created a prototype of a larvae-esque robot that has the capability to eat brain tumors from the inside.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 31 July 2015

    07/30/2015 5:57:53 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 108 replies
    July 30, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • BOOM: Donald Trump’s Pick For Attorney General… Liberals’ Worst Nightmare

    07/30/2015 3:34:23 PM PDT · by Amntn · 116 replies
    Allen B West.com ^ | 7/30/15 | Michelle Jesse
    Whatever your feelings about presidential hopeful Donald Trump, you may just love his pick for attorney general. Maybe even as much as liberals will hate it.
  • Tennessee man faces gun charges after asking to see White House

    07/30/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | By Peter Hermann
    A man from the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee was arrested this week after police said he drove into the District with a pickup full of weapons and a propane tank, then asked an officer for directions to the White House. The 59-year-old man, identified as Steve Randall Oney of Sevierville, Tenn., told police he was moving and had stopped in the District for an overnight visit. Police said he pulled his truck over on Independence Avenue, got out and asked an officer, “Where’s the White House?” ~snip~ According to the court document, the officer saw a propane tank in back...
  • New Jersey state trooper shot at unarmed teens after they mistakenly knocked on his door: officials

    07/30/2015 8:35:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jason Silverstein
    An off-duty New Jersey state trooper chased after three unarmed teenagers and shot at them early Sunday after they accidentally knocked on his door, officials said Wednesday. Trooper Kissinger Barreau told investigators he believed the teens were trying to break into his Sparta home, CBS New York reported. Police said they are investigating the shooting, but Barreau remains on active duty and hasn’t faced any charges. One of the teens, 18-year-old Jesse Barkhorn, said he and his friends were dropping people off after a party Sunday. They mistakenly knocked on the trooper’s door, having mistaken it for a friend's house,...
  • Voters to GOP: We're Just Not That Into Immigrants

    07/30/2015 7:09:18 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 19 replies
    DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK ^ | 07/30/15 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade — in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • Planned Parenthood President Compares Pro-Lifers to Murderers

    07/30/2015 5:00:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    StandUpforTheTruth.com ^ | 7/27/15?? | StandUpforTheTruth????
    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:20 If you haven’t seen the interview ABC’s George Stephenopolis did with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, you need to hear how she spins the bloody evidence and the smoking gun found in video after video exposing Planned Parenthood for the death mill that it is. And yet she kept calling the people behind the “highly edited” videos and anyone else who is pro-life “militant,” comparing them to murderers. Richards...
  • Donald Trump to Oprah In 1988: America A Debtor Nation; "Something Is Going To Happen"

    07/29/2015 9:21:22 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Donald Trump warns about debt and the impact of foreign trade on The Oprah Winfrey Show in April of 1988: DONALD TRUMP: We're a debtor nation. Something is going to happen over the next number of years with this country because you can't keep on losing $200 billion (deficit at the time). And yet we let Japan come in and dump everything into our markets. It's not free trade. If you ever go to Japan right now and try to sell something, forget about it. Just forget about it. It's almost impossible. They don't have laws against it, they just...
  • Mr. President, you are a (bleep) liar.

    07/29/2015 4:05:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | July 29, 2015 | By DrJohn
    Barack Obama is a fundamentally dishonest man. I have stated here repeatedly that I believe him to be a sociopath– not unlike Frank Underwood in House of Cards and I am more convinced of it every time Obama speaks. His endless lying about the ACA is the stuff of legend but what really stands out is his sheer audacious mendacity. When asked if he mislead the country about the ACA, Obama said unequivocally: “No. I did not.” Barack Obama is a bald faced liar. And he just can’t stop. The other night Obama appeared on the TV show of his...
  • Baby Harvesting Scandal: Aborted Baby Organs are IMPLANTED INTO RATS – Grown for Transplants

    07/29/2015 10:09:36 AM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday the third undercover video of Planned Parenthood’s despicable harvesting practices was released by the Center for Medical Progress. The latest video shows actual harvesting of aborted baby organs in a Planned Parenthood clinic. ** Planned Parenthood later warned media outlets NOT TO AIR the undercover video of the baby organ harvesting. But the controversy does not end there… The aborted baby body parts are often implanted into rats until they grow large enough to be transplanted into a person. It’s like something straight from a science fiction novel. Live Science reported:
  • Arctic Sea Ice Recovery

    07/29/2015 8:58:52 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Real Science ^ | July 28, 2015 | Steve Goddard
    There has been a huge increase in the amount of old, thick Arctic sea ice over the last three years. This is due to a change in winter winds, which is now preserving the ice rather than pushing it out into the North Atlantic.
  • How Virgin Galactic's spaceship pilot survived a 10-mile fall back to Earth

    07/29/2015 7:46:05 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | Melody Petersen
    It wasn't until SpaceShipTwo was more than 10 miles above the Mojave Desert and had passed through the sound barrier that Siebold noticed something was seriously wrong. Seconds later, Siebold heard a loud bang and then a sound — like “paper fluttering in the wind” — which he now knows was the rocket plane breaking apart. And suddenly he was plummeting to Earth. Siebold said he did not see Alsbury prematurely moving a lever that unlocked the ship's movable tail — a mistake that investigators say started the sequence of events that caused it to come apart. The rocket ship...
  • NRA's Wayne LaPierre promises apocalypse now (barf alert)

    07/29/2015 5:05:51 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 july 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R, who presides over a state with a high rate of gun violence and a low quality of gun laws, is shocked. "We never would've imagined it would've happened in Louisiana or Lafayette," he said after last week's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La. Jindal responded with a kind of gunner jujitsu, calling for other states to emulate the sloppy standards of Louisiana, which has loose gun laws and has largely failed to supply mental health records to the criminal background check system, although a law signed by Jindal now requires it. Louisiana has the nation's...
  • 'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

    07/28/2015 10:58:53 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Jul 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works. The EM Drive was developed by the British inventor Roger Shawyer nearly 15 years ago but was ridiculed at the time as being scientifically impossible. It produces thrust by using solar power to generate multiple microwaves that move back and forth in an enclosed chamber. This means that until something fails or wears down, theoretically the engine could keep running forever without the need for rocket fuel. The drive, which has...
  • An American Dentist Killed Zimbabwe’s Famous Lion

    07/28/2015 4:29:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 217 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Taylor Hill
    Cecil the lion, a famous black-maned resident of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, died at the hands of an American dentist, conservationists claim. They say Walter Palmer paid $50,000 to hunt and kill Cecil with a bow and arrow. The incident occurred around July 6, with a professional hunting outfit reportedly luring Cecil outside the boundaries of the protected reserve using a dead animal as bait. “Mr. Palmer shot Cecil with a bow and arrow but this shot didn't kill him,” Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement. “They tracked him down and found him...
  • Here's what the US would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

    07/28/2015 3:51:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | unknown
    If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the United States' coastlines?
  • Ruling out high deflation scenarios

    07/28/2015 12:39:06 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Climate Audit ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Steve McIntyre
    Further to my series of posts on Deflategate, reader chrimony observed that my statistical analysis had shown that it was possible that there had been no tampering, but had not excluded the possibility of tampering. This is a sensible observation, but raises the question of whether and how one could use the available statistical information to exclude tampering. This is analysis that ought to have been done in the Wells Report. I’ve done the analysis in this post and the results are sharper than I’d anticipated. For Logo initialization, any manual deflation exceeding de minimis of say 0.1 psi can...
  • Report: Tom Brady destroyed phone, suspension to be upheld

    07/28/2015 9:46:57 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 63 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/28/2015 | Steve Del Vecchio
    The NFL is going to reject Tom Brady’s appeal and uphold the four-game suspension he is facing for his alleged role in Deflategate, according to one report. Stephen A. Smith said on ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday morning that a source told him Roger Goodell will not reduce or overturn Brady’s suspension. Perhaps more shocking, Smith cited a separate source who told him Brady actually destroyed his own personal cell phone rather than just refusing to turn it over.
  • Why union leaders want L.A. to give them a minimum wage loophole

    07/28/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | Peter Jamison
    ne of the most divisive issues that Los Angeles City Council members expect to confront when they return this week from a summer recess will be a proposal by labor leaders to exempt unionized workers from the city's new minimum wage. The push for the loophole, which began in the final days before the law's passage, caused a backlash rarely seen in this pro-union city and upended perceptions of labor's role in the fight to raise pay for the working poor. Union activists were among the most stalwart backers of L.A.'s ordinance raising the wage to $15 by 2020, and...
  • Pell Grants to Be Restored for Prisoners

    07/28/2015 9:08:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Josh Mitchell and Joe Palazzolo
    The Obama administration plans to restore federal funding for prison inmates to take college courses, a potentially controversial move that comes amid a broader push to overhaul the criminal justice system. The plan, set to be unveiled Friday by the secretary of education and the attorney general, would allow potentially thousands of inmates in the U.S. to gain access to Pell grants, the main form of federal aid for low-income...
  • Ted Cruz challenges Obama to debate Iran Deal

    07/28/2015 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/28/15 | Wes Jones
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday challenged President Obama to debate the "substance" of the Iran deal. "Since [Obama's] not willing to discuss the substance, I'll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama at any time and place of his choosing to debate the substance of the Iran deal," he said on Fox News's "Hannity." "Let's do it in front of the American people." "If he's unwilling to show up, he can send as a proxy John Kerry," he added. The 2016 presidential candidate starkly opposes Obama's Iran deal, and said that if it...
  • Boehner gets emotional in Golf Channel interview (video)

    07/28/2015 7:46:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/27/15 | Judy Kutz
    Even golfing can be a tearjerker of a subject for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who’s known for frequently dispensing waterworks. “I wanted to make sure that every kid had the same chance I did — an opportunity,” Boehner, with tears filling his eyes, says in a promotional spot for The Golf Channel show, “Feherty.” Another clip from the program, which airs Aug. 3., shows Boehner telling host David Feherty about a photo of him and some companions that sits in his office, saying, “The three of us are talking about how easily we turn to tears.” Boehner — who’s gotten...
  • Cold front brings rare July snow to Northern Rockies

    07/28/2015 7:23:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    ca.news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A freak July cold front brought snow to the Northern Rockies on Monday in a rare weather event that set record-low daytime temperatures across Idaho and could see overnight readings at or near freezing in parts of the region, meteorologists said. The combination of moisture and cold air from Alaska and Canada was expected to settle over Idaho, Montana and Wyoming through Tuesday in a pattern rarely seen in those states before late August or September, forecasters with the National Weather Service said. More than an inch of snow was reported on Monday at the renowned...
  • Cincinnati mother accused of forcing 11-year-old daughter to stay outside in heat

    07/27/2015 6:25:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI - A Cincinnati mother is accused of forcing her daughter to stay outside in the heat and demanding police take the child away from her. According to court documents, Forest Park police Sgt. David DeSalvo responded to a home in the 11000 block of Donora Lane Sunday. DeSalvo said 35-year-old Catrina Fant refused to let her 11-year-old daughter into the home even though it was 90 degrees outside. The girl was wearing fleece pajamas and snow boots at the time and was complaining that she was hot and tired, the report states. The child has low functioning cognitive ability...
  • Video shows Hillary Clinton boarding private jet just hours after launching global-warming push

    07/27/2015 4:57:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 27, 2015 | David Martosko
    Just hours after Hillary Clinton unveiled her presidential campaign's push to solve global warming through an aggressive carbon-cutting plan, she sauntered up the steps of a 19-seat private jet in Des Moines, Iowa. The aircraft, a Dassault model Falcon 900B, burns 347 gallons of fuel per hour. On Monday the Democratic presidential front-runner announced the details of her initiative to tackle climate change, calling it 'one of the most urgent threats of our time.' But shortly afterward, a videographer working with the conservative America Rising PAC spotted her at the private air terminal in Des Moines. Fifteen seconds of video...
  • Christians and Muslims Gang Up on Franklin Graham [Chrislam]

    07/27/2015 4:45:22 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/24/2015 | Sara Weismann/RNS
    An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities. In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, Graham, son of evangelical leader Billy Graham, wrote on Facebook that the U.S. should bar Muslims from immigrating. "I was so sad when I read the Facebook posting of Franklin Graham," Bob Roberts Jr., pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, said Thursday at a gathering on Capitol Hill. "This is not 'evangelical'...
  • Rape Allegation Double Standard: Liberal Elites Turn on Bill Cosby, But Not Bill Clinton

    07/27/2015 2:53:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Why are the liberal media and other liberal elites turning on the black Bill Cosby - while supporting the white Bill Clinton? The cries of racist double standards surrounding grand jury decisions in the case of Ferguson’s Michael Brown and Staten Island’s Eric Garner have been loud and clear. Coupled with movements protesting sexual assault on college campuses and in the American military, both of which have won much publicized support from President Obama, the contrast between the treatment of the black actor/comedian Cosby and the ongoing celebration of the white former President could not be more conspicuous. Like Cosby,...
  • Fiat Chrysler Must Buy Back Hundreds of Thousands of Ram Pickups

    07/27/2015 12:34:30 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    NBC/AP ^ | 07/27/2015 | Associated Press
    DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers hundreds of thousands of Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles -- the biggest such action in U.S. history -- as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls. The Italian-American automaker also faces a record civil fine of up to $105 million. In addition, owners of more than a million older Jeeps with vulnerable rear-mounted gas tanks will be able to trade them in or be paid by Chrysler to have the vehicles repaired. ~SNIP~ Vehicles eligible for buy-back offer...
  • Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Dropped by USOC

    07/27/2015 11:57:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    WBZ ^ | 7-27-15 | WBZ
    — The U.S. Olympic Committee has dropped Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, sources tells WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller.
  • Twitter Has Just 49 Black Employees And Jesse Jackson Is Mad

    07/27/2015 10:48:52 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | BLAKE NEFF
    Out of Twitter’s 2,910 U.S. employees, only 49 (1.7 percent) are black, and that fact has black activists led by Rev. Jesse Jackson racing to condemn the company. Jackson, who has been pressuring tech companies for years to hire more blacks, told The Guardian black Americans are “becoming intolerant” of Twitter’s slow growth in diversity.
  • Obama Criticizes Tone of 2016 Presidential Debate

    07/27/2015 10:17:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07/27/15
    President Barack Obama delivered withering criticism of the 2016 presidential debate Monday, saying its tone was not worthy of voters. Obama zeroed in on comments by Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee to decry attention-grabbing "outrageous attacks that have become all too commonplace" in American politics. Obama described Huckabee's suggestion that a historic nuclear deal between Iran and world powers earlier this month was marching Israelis to the "door of the oven," as part of a "general pattern" that would be "considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad". Obama also took issue with Trump's "outrageous" comments about the...
  • Police: 7 dead, 34 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    07/27/2015 9:02:16 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 30 replies
    Seven people have been killed and at least 34 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said. Most recently, a 16-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday evening in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
  • Video Shows Zoo Fence Jumper Petting Cougars

    07/26/2015 7:58:26 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 36 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/26/2015 | Sky News US Team
    A zoo in Ohio has pressed charges against a man who jumped a fence to pet cougars - then posted video of it on YouTube. Joshua Newell had his camera rolling when he leaped over the outer fence of the big cat enclosure at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The 35-year-old then began petting two adult cougars through a second fence as he said things like, "Kitty, kitty, kitty". The footage showed the animals appearing to enjoy the attention. Zoo officials called the video "alarming" and said it was fortunate that neither Newell nor the cougars were harmed. "Animal welfare...
  • Windows 10 Automatic Updates Start Causing Problems

    07/26/2015 7:55:23 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 142 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 25, 2015 | Gordon Kelly
    Last week Microsoft MSFT confirmed every Windows 10 update will mandatory and installed automatically. This was met with a hostile reception from Forbes readers with over 100 comments on my news article voicing their concern. And now some of those fears have been realised… With just four days left before launch, Windows 10’s policy of automatic updates has run into its first major problem and it is causing many PCs to stop working correctly.