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  • Handful of Bay Area Cities Excel in Tobacco Control, Many Need Improvement

    01/25/2015 8:33:48 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    patch.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Renee Schiavone
    A handful of Bay Area cities have exceptional tobacco control policies, but many more are in need of improvement, according to a statewide report released this week. The American Lung Association in California’s State of Tobacco Control 2015 report overall found that many Bay Area cities were leading the state in its policies but a larger number were stagnating, organization officials said.
  • Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska refuge

    01/25/2015 5:47:34 PM PST · by digger48 · 35 replies
    wthr ^ | 1/25/2015 | BECKY BOHRER and JIM KUHNHENN
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government. "They've decided that today was the day that they were going to declare war on Alaska. Well, we are ready to engage," said U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and chair of the Senate energy committee. The designation would set aside an additional nearly 12.3 million acres as wilderness, including the...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    01/25/2015 10:23:31 AM PST · by Faith · 10 replies
    January 25, 2015 | Faith
    His Name shall endure for ever; His Name shall continue as long as the sun; And men shall be blessed in Him; all nations shall call Him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who only doth wondrous things. And blessed be His glorious Name for ever; and let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen. Psalm 72: 17-19
  • Sons of Liberty (History Channel) First Look

    01/25/2015 9:04:43 AM PST · by Mozilla · 77 replies
    Tv equal ^ | 1/25/15 | staff
    The upcoming six-part miniseries, Sons of Liberty, follows a defiant and radical group of young men – Sam Adams (Ben Barnes), John Adams (Henry Thomas), Paul Revere (Michael Raymond-James), John Hancock (Rafe Spall) and Joseph Warren (Ryan Eggold) – as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they light the spark that ignited a revolution. Though their names have become American legend, this group of young rebels didn’t start off as noble patriots in powdered wigs. They were a new American generation of young men from...
  • Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as espionage TV shows and movies multiply

    01/25/2015 9:04:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1
    Washington Post ^ | 01/24/14 | Ian Shapira
    The place in Brooklyn looks like a CIA safehouse. Red brick office building with peeling metal awning. No sign. Inside, writers are plotting out the popular Cold War espionage show “The Americans” — one of an assortment of Hollywood spy and national security dramas being driven by ex-spies. The show’s creator and co-head writer, Joe Weisberg, is a former CIA officer who never fathomed that he would one day sit in an office with Soviet propaganda posters and a cutout figure of President Ronald Reagan, concocting television fiction. “When I left the CIA, if you were going to ask me,...
  • The Basic Difference Between Doga and Cats

    01/25/2015 8:09:31 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 27 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10151500237966149 Priceless
  • Major Blizzard to Shut Down Boston, NYC Area

    01/25/2015 6:06:13 AM PST · by dirtboy · 37 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 1/25/2015 | Brian Lada
    major winter storm will unfold across the Northeast early this week, eventually becoming an all-out blizzard over parts of New England and the New York City area. Those in the Northeast should prepare for the storm now rather than wait until the snow starts to fall, especially for those across eastern New England. "While the storm from Saturday may have been a mere nuisance to travelers and a delight to skiers, the storm Monday night into Tuesday could be far more disruptive in terms of travel and daily activities," said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. The greatest impacts are expected...
  • The 5 mansions of the billionaire who wants America to live a 'smaller' existence

    01/24/2015 10:31:12 PM PST · by grundle · 78 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Adrian Glick Kudler
    Jeff Greene is a billionaire who made most of his fortune shorting subprime mortgages ahead of the last recession. Greene took a private jet to this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, along with his wife, children and two nannies, and then told Bloomberg that "America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence. We need to reinvent our whole system of life." Green owns a $195-million palace in Beverly Hills with 23 bathrooms and a rotating dance floor, two other Los Angeles mansions, a mansion...
  • Nine-year-old brothers left home alone for 120 days: How did they survive?

    01/24/2015 3:06:34 PM PST · by grundle · 68 replies
    Christian Science Monitor at yahoo.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Patrik Jonsson
    A real-life “Home Alone” story of twin 9-year-old brothers in New Hampshire who managed to basically take care of themselves for a third of a year is in part a case of child endangerment, but also, upon closer inspection, a stunning tale of childhood ingenuity. Few would agree with decisions made by the boys’ uncle, who told police he’d stop by every few days while the parents were on a trip in Africa. The parents, Jerusalem and Catherine Monday, left the United States in July, expecting to return in August. But they were delayed in Nigeria for another three months....
  • Inside the Frat Party that Caused $75,000 of Damage at a Ski Resort [pictures of damage]

    01/23/2015 10:28:51 PM PST · by grundle · 70 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | MICHAEL CAPPETTA and TAYLOR DUNN
    Students from the University of Michigan, including members from six fraternities and sororities, are accused of causing thousands of dollars' worth of damages during a weekend stay at two northern Michigan ski resorts. The students, which included members of the Sigma Alpha Mu, Pi Kappa Alpha and Chi Psi fraternities, as well as members of the Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Phi and Delta Gamma sororities, are being accused by resort operators of trashing hotel rooms and hallways, including ripping off cabinet doors, destroying ceilings and rugs, and busting up tables, during a Jan. 17-18 weekend stay at the Treetops Resort...
  • NFL adds all-pro lawyer to inquiry into Patriots

    01/23/2015 9:26:48 PM PST · by Colofornian · 111 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | Owen Boss
    The NFL is upping the stakes in its probe of the New England Patriots and unleashing one of the country’s top lawyers and a high-powered investigative firm to uncover the truth behind a scandal that has cast a dark cloud over the team as they prepare for the Super Bowl. League officials broke their silence on the Deflategate scandal yesterday, announcing that high-powered white-collar crime lawyer Ted Wells will join NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash on the investigation into whether the Pats knowingly used under-inflated footballs in the American Football Conference championship game. “He is one of the premier...
  • Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: "The Internet Will Disappear"

    01/22/2015 11:35:13 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 60 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 22, 2015 | Georg Szalai
    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it. At the end of a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where his comments were webcast, he was asked for his prediction on the future of the Web. “I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear,” Schmidt said.
  • Former St. Louis police officer reunited with baby he rescued in 1963

    01/22/2015 9:49:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    semissourian.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | NANCY CAMBRIA
    ST. LOUIS -- Toni DiPina has been trying to solve the mystery of her unknown family since she was abandoned as a baby. The reality is DiPina, at 51, still has no clue where she came from. She does not know why one or both of her parents abandoned her at 9 months on May 26, 1963, on a vacant lot in St. Louis. No one has ever come forward. Not then and not in 2008 when the Post-Dispatch first wrote extensively about her. For decades, the only details she had from a day she was too young to remember...
  • Rob Carson and Chris Plante join KCMO Kansas City

    01/22/2015 9:04:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    radioinsight ^ | radioinsight
    Chris Plante will join KCMO for the 9am-12pm slot, a timeslot he currently holds on 630/105.9 WMAL Washington. Plante spent 17 years at CNN, mostly serving as their Pentagon correspondent. The additions of Carson and Plante will enable Greg Knapp to move from mornings to afternoons from 4-7pm. Coming off the schedule is the syndicated Dennis Miller, while Dave Ramsey moves to 12-2pm followed by Michael Savage from 2-4pm. Mark Levin slides back to the 7-10pm timeslot with John Batchelor and Red Eye Radio rounding out the new KCMO lineup.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry To Send Diana Ross To ISIS To Sing "Stop! In The Name Of Love" (SATIRE)

    01/22/2015 5:20:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies
    Conservative News Facebook Page ^ | N/A | Conservative News
  • When is a bird in the hand worth two birds in the bush

    01/21/2015 6:23:59 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 1 replies
    1/21/2015 | MosesKnows
    When is a bird in the hand worth two birds in the bush I think it would depend on how you acquired the bird in the hand. Did you apply yourself and work hard to get the bird in the hand or did the government give it to you after first taking it from your fellow citizens? Ross Perot said it as well as anyone could say it. There is no shortage of good sounding ideas in D.C. The problem is finding a leader who can implement the idea. I have an idea to solve poverty. Everyone earning less than...
  • NFL: 11 Of 12 Patriots Footballs Used Sunday Were “Under-Inflated”

    01/21/2015 2:15:35 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 1-21-2015 | Grant
    Chris Mortensen reports, the NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources. The league says the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts. They say that 11 balls were under-inflated by two pounds each, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. “We are not commenting at this time,” Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, said to ESPN.
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. “We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • OLDEST KNOWN GOSPEL RETRIEVED FROM MUMMY MASK, RESEARCHERS CLAIM

    01/21/2015 11:34:40 AM PST · by bkopto · 75 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | staff
    The mummy masks of ancient commoners are a treasure trove of classical and religious documents — Christian scripture, Phoenician histories, Greek poetry. While the rich and royal members of ancient Egyptian society were buried in mummy masks of flaked gold and other precious metals, common people were forced to construct theirs with recycled pieces of paper. Recently, archaeologists found what they believe to be the world’s oldest piece of scripture in the mask of mummy from the first century. Researchers say the new scrap of spiritual papyrus is a portion of the the Gospel of Mark, the second chapter of...
  • AK-47s: Soon to be made in USA

    01/21/2015 10:57:00 AM PST · by grundle · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2015 | Aaron Smith
    An American gun company has found a way around the anti-Russia sanctions that have banned imports of the Kalashnikov assault rifle: Make them here, in the U.S.A. The U.S.-made gun will have same name as the original: AK-47, arguably the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world. The gun will be made by American company RWC, which is the official importer and distributor of Kalashnikov AK-47s. The company had to stop importing the guns after the U.S. imposed sanctions in July against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis. RWC said it is not permitted to have any contact...
  • Muslim Call to Prayer on UCLA Campus

    01/21/2015 10:40:40 AM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Janaury 17, 2015
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atYwe6513oc
  • 1,700 Private Jets Fly to Davos to Discuss Global Warming [and talk about income inequality]

    01/20/2015 7:57:25 PM PST · by grundle · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Peter Schweizer
    A squadron of 1,700 private jets are rumbling into Davos, Switzerland, this week to discuss global warming and other issues as the annual World Economic Forum gets underway. The influx of private jets is so great, the Swiss Armed Forces has been forced to open up a military air base for the first time ever to absorb all the super rich flying their private jets into the event, reports Newsweek. “Decision-makers meeting in Davos must focus on ways to reduce climate risk while building more efficient, cleaner, and lower-carbon economies,” former Mexican president Felipe Calderon told USA Today. Davos, which...
  • Glock new products announced today [G43 single-stack 9mm?]

    01/20/2015 10:17:44 AM PST · by ctdonath2 · 24 replies
    Glock ^ | 1/20/15 | Glock
    Glock will introduce new products today at 6:30EST, streaming video at http://glock.yourbrandlive.com Here's a thread for discussion.
  • End of the Windows XP effect sends desktop sales tumbling, but laptop sales jump

    01/20/2015 10:09:38 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 1-20-15 | Steve Ranger
    Despite predictions to the contrary, it seem there is still plenty of life left in the PC market. PC shipments across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reached 25.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, a two percent increase on the same quarter a year ago, according to calculations by IDC. It said strong consumer demand during the holiday season meant the PC market racked up a third consecutive quarter of growth - albeit modest and patchy. PC sales across the region grew by 5.5 percent across the year, with 93.3 million PCs shipped. But the researchers...
  • Americans Forget Martin Luther King and What He Did - First African American to Walk on the Moon!?

    01/19/2015 6:47:52 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/19/14 | Mark Dice
    Americans Forget Martin Luther King and What He Did. Mark Dice interviews beachgoers in San Diego about MLK for Martin Luther King Day 2015.
  • Obama Plays Robin Hood (Idiot Journalist Alert {but I repeat myself})

    01/19/2015 4:03:17 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/19/15 | Justin Sink
    The White House wants President Obama to play the part of Robin Hood at Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Obama hopes to use the big speech to remove a blemish of his presidency: an economic recovery that has left wage growth behind. Obama wants to move forward with all of these populist proposals for the poor and middle class, and he wants to do so by taking from the rich in the form of higher taxes on the wealthy and Wall Street.
  • Michael Moore Fires Back at ‘American Sniper’ Accusations: I Didn’t Mention the Film

    01/19/2015 3:25:02 PM PST · by South40 · 85 replies
    MSN ^ | 19 JAN 2015 | Greg Gilman
    Michael Moore defended a statement he made on Sunday that "snipers aren't heroes" by refuting the interpretation that he was weighing in on the debate surrounding Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper." "My dad always said, 'Snipers are cowards. They don't believe in a fair fight. Like someone coming up from behind you and coldcocking you. Just isn't right. It's cowardly to shoot a person in the back,'" Moore wrote on Facebook late Sunday with a link to tweets. "But Deadline Hollwood and the Hollywood Reporter turned that into stories about how I don't like Clint Eastwood's new film, 'American Sniper.' I...
  • These tech firms don’t observe MLK Day — and Jesse Jackson is calling them on it

    01/19/2015 12:28:57 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 130 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | Brian Fung
    Tech companies are notoriously dominated by white men, as we've learned from their various diversity reports in the past year. Many firms have pledged to do better, citing the way inclusion fosters creativity and innovation. "This Monday only a handful of technology companies will close their doors and honor the King Holiday," Jackson said in an open letter to the tech industry. "It does not make sense to tout diversity and inclusion, to promote change and innovation and not recognize the King Holiday."
  • Taiwanese man dies after three-day computer gaming binge

    01/19/2015 9:22:36 AM PST · by golux · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 19, 2015 | Amy Connolly
    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Taiwanese man who was on a three-day computer gaming binge died in an Internet cafe and went unnoticed for hours, the second such death in the area in less than a month. The man, identified as Hsieh, went into the Internet cafe on Jan. 6 and was found motionless on a table on Jan. 8. Investigators said the man had a heart attack. His death went unnoticed for several hours as gamers continued around him. "The CCTV footage from the Internet cafe showed that he had a small struggle before he collapsed motionless,"...
  • Actor Greg Plitt was filming when hit, killed by Metrolink train [stupid title]

    01/19/2015 6:37:11 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Janaury 18, 2015 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Filming was underway when actor and model George Gregory Plitt Jr. was fatally struck Saturday afternoon by a Metrolink train, according to Burbank police. Police have ruled out suicide as a cause of the crash, which occurred just after 4 p.m. on Saturday. Witnesses told police that there was filming underway when the 37-year-old was hit by a southbound train on the tracks just north of the Burbank Metrolink Station, Burbank police Sgt. Chris Canales said.
  • Nothing to do with Islam (video only)

    01/18/2015 7:11:06 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-15-2015 | Pat Condell
    It's getting hard to keep up with all these Koran inspired atrocities that have nothing to do with Islam. We know they have nothing to do with Islam because our politicians keep telling us that and they are all Islamic scholars. (They are, aren't they?) Yes, the violence is coming exclusively from Muslims but only because their religion, the one that has nothing to do with Islam, tells them to kill unbelievers -- meaning the people who don't follow the religion with a knife to our throat that has nothing to do with Islam. It's true that the more Muslims...
  • Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

    01/18/2015 4:51:52 PM PST · by djf · 131 replies
    Never doubt the resilience of the Seattle Seahawks. Plagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Russell Wilson, who struggled until the final minutes, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into the extra period on the only possession. The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game between Indianapolis and New England. How they got there was stunning.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    01/18/2015 11:19:18 AM PST · by Faith · 13 replies
    January 18, 2015 | Faith
    Jeremiah 29:11
  • 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

    01/18/2015 9:54:02 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    Petapixel ^ | January 16, 2015 | Michael Zhang
    [Snip]Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor).
  • Woman plans to marry her father after two years of dating

    01/18/2015 7:18:57 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 91 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    A teenager has revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years. The unnamed 18-year-old revealed in an interview with New York Magazine her romantic relationship of almost two years with her biological father after being estranged from him for 12 years. In the interview, the girl also said the two also plan on having children. The teenager said her father reached out to her on Facebook when she was in high school and soon after, she went to stay with him for a week. After the week together, the...
  • Florida Police Say 2 Dead, 1 Injured in Mall Shooting

    01/18/2015 4:35:35 AM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1-17-15 | NewsMax Staff
    Police say a Florida man wounded his wife in a shooting at a mall food court that left two dead. Melbourne Police Cmdr. Vince Pryce says 57-year-old Jose Garcia Rodriguez of Palm Bay died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday at the Melbourne Square Mall. Pryce says Garcia's 33-year-old wife Ida was hospitalized in good condition. Another man also died in the shooting. His name wasn't released, and Pryce said his relationship to the Garcias remained under investigation. Pryce says three guns were recovered and Garcia had "several pockets full of ammunition." Police say about 100 people were in...
  • No More Guns for You, Liam

    01/18/2015 1:53:34 AM PST · by 4buttons · 27 replies
    Pajama Media/PJ Tattler ^ | January 17, 2015 - 7:54 am | Michael Walsh
    After Irish-born actor Liam Neeson shot off his mouth about Americans’ fondness for guns — you know, the things he uses in his hit action movies — the company that provided the weapons for the latest installment in the Taken series decided it had had enough: "PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film “Taken 3″. While the film itself is entertaining, comments made by its Irish-born star during press junkets reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties. We will no longer provide firearms for use...
  • Man Wakes Up After 12 Years in a "Vegetative State" Saying He Was "Aware of Everything"

    01/17/2015 4:41:55 PM PST · by kindred · 40 replies
    .breakingchristiannews.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Cases like this are fueling a growing debate about the accuracy of "vegetative state" and "brain death" diagnoses. airlift(Harlow, England) - Martin Pistorius hates Barney. And it's no wonder why. For 12 years, while he was in a coma that doctors described as a "vegetative state," nurses, thinking that he couldn't see or hear anything, played endless re-runs of Barney as he sat, strapped into his wheel chair. (Photo via Life Site News) But Martin wasn't the "vegetable" that doctors said he was. In fact, he could see and hear everything. "I cannot even express to you how much I...
  • A CA man A CA. Man Found 'Hiding' In Another Man's Trunk

    01/17/2015 2:24:13 PM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    keye ^ | Jan. 17, 2015 | unknown
    A driver goes in for a car wash and ends up with a guy in his trunk! ‘It was a scary surprise for everybody involved’ says Chris Landeros. Police say this is a first and the man driving the car says even though he's laughing now it was pretty frightening. Chris Landerous had taken his car through a car wash Thursday evening. On the ride home he started to hear knocking coming from the trunk of his car.
  • AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

    01/17/2015 1:42:53 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    A.P. ^ | January 17, 2015 | SANDY COHEN
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity. The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spoke out Friday night in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press about the Oscar nominations and the widespread criticism that followed.
  • American Sniper' biggest Oscar surprise, but can it win?

    01/17/2015 10:17:15 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – In November, the Hollywood Reporter quoted an anonymous industry insider predicting that the “lefty crowd isn’t going to gather around a Navy SEAL best known for killing people” when it comes Oscar time. The insider was talking about "American Sniper," which walked away with six Academy Award nominations on Thursday, including Best Picture. Which means the insider was wrong. “Big surprise of #Oscarnoms was Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper,’” wrote the Wall Street Journal. “I was very surprised and pleasantly so,” said James Williamson, retired U.S. Special Forces colonel and co-founder of OPSEC, a non-profit organization that seeks...
  • Liam Neeson comments: Must action stars oppose gun control?

    01/17/2015 8:44:52 AM PST · by bgill · 47 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Lisa Suhay
    “PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film "Taken 3". While the film itself is entertaining, comments made by its Irish-born star during press junkets reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties,” the company posted on its Facebook page. “We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson
  • Test Finds [39% of] College Graduates Lack Skills for White-Collar Jobs

    01/17/2015 6:24:17 AM PST · by grundle · 103 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | January 16, 2014 | Douglas Belkin
    Four in 10 U.S. college students graduate without the complex reasoning skills to manage white-collar work, according to the results of a test of nearly 32,000 students. The test, which was administered at 169 colleges and universities in 2013 and 2014 and released Thursday, reveals broad variation in the intellectual development of the nation’s students depending on the type and even location of the school they attend. ... many still graduate without the ability to read a scatterplot, construct a cohesive argument or identify a logical fallacy. The exam, known as the Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus, measures the intellectual gains...
  • Enough with the fake service dogs and 'emotional support' pigs

    01/17/2015 5:57:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 jan 2015
    Frequent fliers offer up a silent prayer each time they board a plane: Please, God, don't let me be seated next to a gregarious blowhard or a crying baby. Soon enough, they might want to add, or a pig. In November, a woman and her "emotional support pig" were thrown off a USAirways flight after the 70-pound ham became disruptive — relieving itself in the aisle and grunting while the woman tried to stow her carry-on. That was a first for most passengers, we suspect. But it's not unusual any more to find all sorts of emotional support livestock in...
  • Doogie Howser Wannabe Busted At Hospital

    01/16/2015 4:50:05 PM PST · by Bronzy · 10 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | JANUARY 16, 2015
    Teen played doctor for last month at Florida outpatient facility
  • Fox/Dish: The Rich Get Richer

    01/16/2015 2:16:22 PM PST · by Mozilla · 24 replies
    FTV ^ | 1-16-15 | Scott Jones
    FTVLive told you yesterday that Fox News and Dish Network had ended their retrans dispute and FNC has returned to the Dish bird. As we predicted, the terms of the new deal weren’t disclosed. However, people familiar with the talks said Dish is paying a significant increase for Fox News, which is one of the most popular networks, not just among news channels but entertainment and sports services as well. According to research firm SNL Kagan, the average monthly fee for Fox News is currently about $1.00 per subscriber. Under terms of the new pact, the price Dish would pay...
  • Obama Blames America for Muslim Terrorism

    01/16/2015 1:19:17 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 1-16-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You want to hear even more absurdity? What is the focus of militant Islamism today? It's Yemeni Al-Qaeda, is it not, Mr. Snerdley? Al-Qaeda in Yemen is the new focus. They're the guys that supposedly blew up Charlie Hebdo and all that. So what's Obama doing? He's releasing Al-Qaeda from Yemen prisoners at Club Gitmo in the middle of all this. I'm watching Fox News today and of course they're trying to understand it because nobody can come to grips -- I'm listening to them ask questions of each other. "You know, is it possible that maybe, uh, you...
  • 132-year-old rifle found leaning against tree in Nevada 'where it was left'

    01/16/2015 12:31:29 PM PST · by Phillyred · 42 replies
    It was a moment frozen in time – an 1873 Winchester repeating rifle propped up against the trunk of a juniper tree exactly where its owner had left it over a hundred years ago. Eva Jensen, an archaeologist out scouring the hillsides of Nevada’s arid Snake Mountains for Native American artefacts, let out an involuntary cry of surprise when she stumbled across the find, and then fell into silence. “I recognised it instantly, but it takes your brain a little while to catch up,” she told The Telegraph. “The reality of it, I let out an exclamation and the...
  • Emily Letts's video of her abortion doesn't show the fetus, or the sound of the suction machine

    01/16/2015 6:42:11 AM PST · by grundle · 4 replies
    YouTube - 2 different videos
    In this three minute video by Emily Letts, she claims to show her actually abortion, and says she is proud of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4xiVUeecNQHowever, in this 10 minute response by prolifesocietyvideo, it is pointed out that in the original video, we never actually see the fetus, and we never actually hear the suction machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJgrGwrBklg
  • Fox News, Dish network reach real, ending 3 week fight

    01/16/2015 3:45:16 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/15/2015 | FOX NEWS
    Dish Network and Fox News reached an agreement Thursday to put the news network back on the satellite-TV service, ending a three-week fight that had left 14 million subscribers unable to watch the channel. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. But The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the talks, said Dish is paying a "significant" increase for Fox News, which is one of the most popular networks, not just among news channels but entertainment and sports services as well. Dish will also distribute Fox Business Network to more of its subscribers, sources told the paper. The Fox News...