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  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    08/31/2014 10:14:28 AM PDT · by Faith · 10 replies
    August 31, 2014 | Faith
    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36
  • Quinn and Tennent say they rejected offer to host WJAS

    08/31/2014 4:59:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 8/30/14 | Elizabeth Bloom
    Conservative radio hosts Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent, formerly of WPGB 104.7 FM, have said they turned down an offer to be hosts on the newly reconfigured WJAS-AM (1320), but the station’s ownership would not confirm their statement. “Note: we have declined the offer from WJAS. Terms offered precluded our ability to live stream to our audience which was essential,” the duo posted Thursday on their Twitter account (@warroom). On Friday, they wrote and then deleted a similar tweet. Frank Iorio, owner of Radio Partners LLC, which purchased the station earlier this month, said Friday that the company had been...
  • Constitution takes one last spin before retrofit

    08/31/2014 3:09:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 29, 2014 | Kiera Blessing
    Old Ironsides sailed through Boston Harbor Friday for the last time until 2018, as the 216-year-old warship prepares to undergo a three-year restoration beginning early next year. The USS Constitution has sailed unassisted by a tug boat only twice since 1881, in 1997 and 2012. This summer it sailed with the help of a tug, but still moved by its own power. Friday was the final unassisted sail until the ship has completed its restoration. Aside from making the usual repairs for wear and tear, the restoration aims to return Old Ironsides to an image of its 1812 self... ...For...
  • Braggadacio, information control, and fear: Life inside a Brigham stem cell lab under investigation

    08/30/2014 12:37:18 PM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 4 replies
    The following post was written by a former research fellow in the lab of Piero Anversa to whom we’ve promised confidentiality. Anversa has previously told us that he cannot comment because of an ongoing investigation. In the early 2000s, his laboratory published a series of papers regarding the regenerative qualities of bone marrow-derived and cardiac-resident “stem cells." Those initial findings, as well as the research conducted since those early studies, have always been surrounded by controversy, as many have been unsuccessful in efforts to replicate their results. The “Hypothesis” was that c-kit (cd117) positive cells in the heart (or bone...
  • Ex-US Navy officer who spied for Soviets dies in prison

    08/29/2014 7:08:10 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77. Retired Navy Warrant Officer John Walker Jr was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for passing codes and other sensitive data to the USSR. He had recruited his son, his brother and friend to continue spying after he retired. All were convicted.
  • Teen use of tanning beds still high among white girls

    08/29/2014 7:05:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | Kathleen O'Brien
    They want to look nice for the prom. They want to “put down a good base” for their upcoming Shore trip. They want to do it because it’s free on Tuesdays. While most nationwide teenagers appear to be heeding the warning to avoid tanning beds, nearly a third of white high-school girls still use indoor tanning devices.
  • Bacon Wars: Why Did the Sneakers Bistro Incident Go Viral?

    08/29/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 33 replies
    Seven Days Vermont ^ | 8/29/14 | Mark Davis
    The setting: a community garden. The central character: a respected Winooski businessman who has contributed to just about every charitable cause in the city. His offense: going out of his way to make sure a local resident didn't feel offended. To recap: Sneakers Bistro & Café owner Marc Dysinger had erected a tongue-in-cheek sign in a community garden that he maintains for Winooski in the downtown traffic circle outside his restaurant. "Yield for Sneakers Bacon," it read. Last week, a local woman who identified herself as "a vegan and a member of a Muslim household," posted a note on Front...
  • Porn filming on hold as another star test positive for HIV

    08/29/2014 5:16:38 AM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | Christine MaDuc
    An immediate and indefinite moratorium has been placed on all porn filming after another performer may have tested positive for HIV. lRelated Porn actress' positive HIV test roils adult entertainment world L.A. Now Porn actress' positive HIV test roils adult entertainment world See all related 8 “There was a positive test at one of our testing centers. Confirmatory tests are not yet back, but we are taking every precaution to protect performers and to determine if there’s been any threat to the performer pool,” said Diane Duke, chief executive of the Free Speech Coalition, a trade association for the adult...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 29 August 2014

    08/28/2014 5:59:40 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 103 replies
    August 28, 2014 | 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. This is the Labor Day weekendWe deserve a break from the grind. We also serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Skip the tea, I need one of these.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe....
  • Anthony Brown: Can't play for a racist (USC Trojan RB/Quits team)

    08/28/2014 1:06:24 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 76 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/28/2014 | Arash Markazi
    LOS ANGELES -- USC senior running back Anthony Brown called head coach Steve Sarkisian a racist and quit the team Thursday. Brown posted on Instagram Thursday morning, "Sark treated me like a slave in his Office...Can't play for a racist MAN!!!!! #Fighton" and posted a similar message on Facebook.
  • Cop Accused Of Allowing Dog To Urinate On Michael Brown Memorial

    08/28/2014 12:53:16 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 90 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | 08/28/2014
    Following the recent fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, racial tensions in Ferguson have been higher than ever. ~snip~ According to the report, an officer let the dog he was handling off it’s leash and, to the shock of the onlookers there, it allegedly urinated on the Michael Brown memorial. An eyewitness spoke to reporters at the scene telling them that she saw the dog pee on the memorial and was extremely distraught about it. When police tried to drive past the memorial they allegedly ran over the flowers of the memorial in a flagrant display...
  • Ammunition explodes in Midwest City house fire

    08/28/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    koco.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | unknown
    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. —Officials with the Midwest City Fire Department said ammunition went off during a house fire at 1609 McGregor Drive. Officials said everyone was evacuated from the home, but two dogs died in the blaze. Investigators said they believe the fire started in the garage and spread. The homeowner said ammunition was stored in the garage, and heat caused it to ignite. Stay with KOCO-TV and KOCO.com for further details.
  • Schrödinger's cat caught on quantum film

    08/27/2014 7:37:18 PM PDT · by Sparklite · 68 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 27 August 2014 | Penny Sarchet
    Schrödinger's cat is the poster child for quantum weirdness. Now it has been immortalised in a portrait created by one of the theory's strangest consequences: quantum entanglement. These images were generated using a cat stencil and entangled photons. The really spooky part is that the photons used to generate the image never interacted with the stencil, while the photons that illuminated the stencil were never seen by the camera.
  • Awesome RC Model Plane (Vanity)

    08/27/2014 8:31:43 AM PDT · by Sergio · 74 replies
    YouTube ^ | 08-27-2014 | Self
    A question for the aviation buffs on this forum. I was told at one time, that the F-16 was an inherently unstable aircraft, and that without assistance from it computers, no human pilot would be able to fly the aircraft. Then I saw this video, (see link below), of a quarter scale, radio controlled F-16, in the colors of the Royal Dutch Air Force demonstration team. I would think that there is not enough room in the model or money in the owner’s bank account to include flight control computers. So my question is; “How is the unstable F-16 model...
  • Burger King Buyout of Tim Horton to Avoid Taxes

    08/27/2014 6:54:36 AM PDT · by econjack · 17 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/27/2-14 | Rick Newman
    Small, medium or large? The amount of outrage over Burger King’s deal to buy a Canadian donut chain could possibly determine whether the deal goes through — and helps Burger King dodge millions of dollars in U.S. taxes.
  • Gov. Brown to Illegals: You're All Welcome In Caliornia (America the other Mexico)

    08/27/2014 6:29:06 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    agenda21radio.com ^ | 8/27/14 | Paul Preston
    On Monday evening, California Governor Jerry Brown said all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California. According to the Los Angeles Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is “the other Mexico,” Brown “spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California.” He “nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter if they had permission to be in the United States.”
  • Vermont Diner Takes Down Bacon Sign That Offended Muslim Woman

    08/26/2014 5:30:18 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 35 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 8/26/14 | Todd Starnes
    A Vermont diner decided to take down a sign advertising bacon after a Muslim declared that she had a beef with bacon. Sneakers Bistro had placed a sign on a lamp post that read, “Yield Sneakers Bacon.” The diner was allowed to erect the sign because of their participation in a beautification program in the town of Winooski. A woman who described herself as a “vegan and a member of a Muslim household” called the sign offensive, the Burlington Free Press reported. “Given the large number of Muslim families in Winooski, as well as many others who do not eat...
  • Peanut Butter & Almond Butter Recall (Salmonella Risk)

    08/26/2014 4:02:45 PM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    FDA ^ | August 19, 2014 | FDA
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 19, 2014 - nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters (listed below) packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection...
  • National Dog Day: How Sadie saved Michael's life (Setter drags owner a third of a mile to safety)

    08/26/2014 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Ace Collins
    The dictionary defines a hero as “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.” A hero shows acceptance and fairness. He doesn’t judge. He’s loyal, forgiving, loving, and honest. He’s someone who will stand with you when things are bad and celebrate your accomplishments when things are good. It takes these combined qualities to fully define a hero. Trouble is, it’s hard to find a human who can claim them all. Sure, we occasionally see news headlines of someone who has gone above and beyond, but maybe it’s time to look at our...
  • FBI handed potentially damning tape of ELEVEN shots being fired Ferguson

    08/25/2014 10:46:50 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 194 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/25/14 | James Nye
    Newly released audio allegedly records the moment that Officer Darren Wilson opened fire on unarmed Michael Brown At least ten shots can be heard - in two separate volleys of gunfire Experts have said this indicated a 'moment of contemplation' for Wilson FBI has confirmed it has interviewed the man who recorded audio Is another tantalizing piece of evidence collected in the ongoing case Officer Wilson claims he felt his life was threatened on August 9 Witnesses and a friend of Brown, 18, claim he had surrendered Brown was buried on Monday in a ceremony attended by thousands Read more:...
  • Former FBI Director Louis Freeh hospitalized after car accident

    08/25/2014 4:38:52 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | 8-25-14 | Evan Perez and Steve Almasy
    (CNN) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was hospitalized after a car accident in Vermont, a U.S. law enforcement official told CNN. The official said Freeh was undergoing surgery for unspecified injuries. Freeh was director of the FBI from September 1993 to June 2001.
  • Egyptian Feminist Poops, Menstruates on Islamic State Flag [graphic image at link]

    08/25/2014 10:13:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 164 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mary Chastain
    Egyptian feminist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 23, challenges the strict nature of Islam on her blog and Facebook pages. She went a step further in her protest against the Islamic State (IS) with a photo of Elmahdy and a veiled woman pooping and menstruating on the black IS flag. Arab nations did not print the photo because the flag states “there is no God but Allah.” Elmahdy did not explain why she took the photo, but she protests Islamic laws, and IS implements strict Sharia Law. Women must wear full veils and not leave the house without a male relative. The...
  • WATCH: See Secret Tunnels in al Capone's Favorite Chicago Bar

    08/25/2014 8:42:39 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    Yahoo Travel ^ | August 19, 2014 | Melanie Dunea
    The Green Mill, in Chicago’s uptown neighborhood, is more than just a great jazz bar. It also has a lot of history. Back in the 1920’s, the bar was the favorite hangout of none other than legendary gangster Al Capone. Capone’s buddy “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn owned the place, and Capone even had a favorite booth where I got to sit and drink. Capone’s favorite booth has good views of all entrances and exits — perfect for a gangster — but Capone himself didn’t always go out the front door. Behind the bar is a trap door down to the...
  • London hip-hop artist Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary key suspect in hunt for killer of American journalist

    08/25/2014 8:24:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 08/25/14
    THE beheading of American journalist, James Foley, at the hands of ISIS militants shocked the world but forensic experts have revealed the video was probably staged, with the murder happening off camera. The UK Times reported that an international forensic science company, which has worked for police forces across Britain, said there is no question Foley was beheaded but that camera trickery and post-production techniques look to have been used.
  • Archbishop Coakley drops lawsuit after black Mass organizers return stolen consecrated host

    08/25/2014 5:27:57 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 5 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/25/14 | Catholic News Service
    A stolen consecrated host that was at the center of a lawsuit filed by Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and intended for use at a planned Satanic “black mass” in Oklahoma City has been returned. According to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, an attorney representing the head of the satanic group presented the host to a Catholic priest the afternoon of Aug. 21. With the return of the host and an accompanying signed statement from the satanic group leader that the group no longer possesses a consecrated host, nor will they use a consecrated host in their rituals, the Oklahoma City...
  • CNN's Pereira Bemoans Chicago Violence 'Taking A Back Seat in the Headlines;' CNN Barely Covers

    08/24/2014 7:04:05 PM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    MRC ^ | 8/19/2014 | Matthew Balan
    On Tuesday's This Hour, Michaela Pereira endorsed guest L. Z. Granderson's take on the media's extensive coverage of the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown. The liberal commentator pointed out that "this past weekend, we had over 30 people shot – seven of them died – in the neighborhoods in Chicago – many of them black and brown. None of that was covered." Pereira replied to Granderson by asserting that "because of Ferguson, Chicago is sort of taking a back seat in the headlines. And Chicago's a very concerning thing, and...
  • Defunct Metal Rock Band ISIS Changes Name of Facebook Page After Being Mistaken for Terrorist Group

    08/24/2014 1:55:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    BlabberMouth.net ^ | August 24, 2014 | BlabberMouth.net
    Defunct Post-Metal Rock Band ISIS Changes Name of Facebook Page After Being Mistaken for Terrorist Group According to ABC News, defunct post-metal rock band ISIS has changed the name of its Facebook page from "ISIS" to "Isis the band" to avoid being confused with the militant Islamic group ISIS. The rockers, which have been inactive as a band for the past four years, recently began getting "off-color comments" on their Facebook page from individuals who believe the musical act's ex-members are associated with the Islamic terrorist group, which recently claimed responsibility for beheading American journalist James Foley. ISIS — which...
  • Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor

    08/24/2014 1:38:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    ) - Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 346 Islamic State fighters were killed and more than 170 members of government forces had died since Tuesday in the fight over Tabqa base, making it one of the deadliest confrontations between the two groups since the start of Syria's war.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    08/24/2014 11:38:12 AM PDT · by Faith · 21 replies
    August 24, 2014 | Faith
    And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. - Mark 16: 17-18
  • Isil raises over $2m per day by selling oil

    08/23/2014 2:16:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Indian Defence ^ | 08.23.14
    Dubai: The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isil), which controls a huge swathe of territory between Syria and Iraq, is selling crude from captured oilfields on the black market at less than half the global international prices, experts in the Middle East said. The oil being sold by Isil ranges between $25 (Dh91.75) per barrel to $60 per barrel compared to the current market prices, which on Friday traded for about $102 for Brent crude. Brent is a benchmark for European, African and Middle Eastern oil. However, the illegal sale of oil by Isil will not have any impact...
  • Subglacial Volcanic Eruption Begins in Iceland

    08/23/2014 8:34:53 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 62 replies
    abc news ^ | 8-23-14 | JENNA GOTTLIEB and JILL LAWLESS
    Iceland raised its aviation alert to red Saturday as a subglacial eruption began at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes in the past week, the country's Meteorological Office said. Seismic data indicated that lava from the volcano was melting ice beneath the Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland's largest, Met Office vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer said. She said it was not clear when, or if, the eruption would melt through the ice — which is between 100 to 400 meters (330 to 1,300 feet) thick — and send steam and ash into the air. The eruption led Iceland...
  • DUI arrest is California Democrats' latest blow (w/video)

    08/22/2014 7:27:14 PM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    PressDemocrat ^ | 8/22/2014
    SACRAMENTO — Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles. Hueso, 44, of San Diego, was arrested at 2:39 a.m. and booked into Sacramento County Jail, said sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman, after the California Highway Patrol stopped him going the wrong way on a one-way street. He was released shortly before noon after posting bail of nearly $1,500 and was expected to appear in court Tuesday. "I think I have the right to pursue...
  • Up Close and Personal: A Return to Outcry in the Barrio

    08/22/2014 10:08:16 AM PDT · by BUSHdude2000 · 2 replies
    BigJollyPolitics.com ^ | 8-22-14 | Steve Parkhurst
    It is summer time in San Antonio. Mid-July, the 15th to be exact. The temperature approaches 100 degrees. It is a Texas summer day to be sure. Pastor Roman Herrera, instead of sitting inside enjoying lemonade and air conditioning, is instead working his way through alleyways.
  • National "Day of Rage" met with collective yawn

    08/21/2014 9:07:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 37 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 21, 2014 9:00pm PDT | Blueplum
    The National "Day of Rage," allegedly coordinated by Anonymous, and drawing the attention of DHS, failed to draw crowds at location after location across the nation. A not surprising exception was San Francisco, where a few early-birds were joined by perhaps a hundred or so others who marched alongside a generous police presence mixed among the crowd. Some of the disappointed protestors took to twitter to lament the lack of participants in their areas.
  • Congress Proposes Law Banning Body Armor In The Land Of The Free

    08/21/2014 8:00:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/21/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, By the late 1920s, Joseph Stalin became the unchallenged leader of the Soviet Union after having eliminated his opposition. He topped it off in 1929 by serving a decisive blow to anyone that would dare to oppose him by outlawing private gun ownership in the country. From that year on until 1953 when Stalin died, it’s estimated that more than 20 million Soviet citizens that were seen as a threat to the country’s leadership. People were rounded up and either murdered outright, or sent to infamous gulag labor camps. Stalin is an...
  • For U.K., Europe, It's One of the Chilliest Augusts in Decades; Snow Possible in Scottish Highlands

    08/21/2014 5:47:21 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    TWC ^ | 21 August 2014 | By Jon Erdman
    Parts of Europe and the U.K. are being plagued by one of the coolest August spells in decades. Forecast high temperatures the next few days were expected to hold in the upper teens to low 20s Celsius (about 62-72 degrees Fahrenheit) over a broad swath from England and Ireland to northern France, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria. "The cool Arctic flow will reach much of central Europe with temperatures 5-6 degrees Celsius below normal," says Leon Brown, meteorologist with The Weather Channel U.K. A few parts of the Scottish Highlands may struggle to see highs reach 8 degrees...
  • Pentagon broke law with Bergdahl prisoner swap, government watchdog says

    08/21/2014 5:30:00 PM PDT · by workerbee · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/21/14
    A nonpartisan government watchdog agency said Thursday that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year. The Government Accountability Office, in a legal opinion issued at the request of congressional lawmakers, said the Defense Department violated the law by failing to notify key Capitol Hill committees at least 30 days in advance. Further, the report said the Pentagon broke another law by using funds that were not technically available.
  • Farmer's Almanac Predicts 'Super-Cold' Winter, More Snow In Eastern U.S.

    08/21/2014 3:15:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 63 replies
    Huff Post ^ | August 20, 2014 | Rik Stevens
    The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal. "Colder is just almost too familiar a term," Editor Janice Stillman said. "Think of it as a refriger-nation." More bad news for those who can't stand snow: Most of the Northeast is expected to get more snowfall than normal, though it will be below normal...
  • Star Witness In Michael Brown Shooting Charged With Theft, Filing False Police Report

    08/21/2014 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 40 replies
    IJReview ^ | 8/20/14 | O'Connor
    Dorian Johnson, the primary witness to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, has an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft. Johnson will be the star witness for any potential prosecution proceedings against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Brown. Johnson was walking with Brown when the shooting occurred. He has already done multiple media appearances where he falsely claimed Brown was shot by Wilson in the back. He also has claimed that Brown never reached for Wilson’s gun, was “shot like an...
  • 'British' jihadist who beheaded journalist is Londoner called John

    08/21/2014 9:25:27 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/21/14 | Gordon Rayner, and Martin Evans
    The jihadist who beheaded the American journalist James Foley is believed to be British born militant from London who calls himself John, it can be revealed. Intelligence agents in the UK and United States are urgently looking into reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighter, whose brutal actions shocked the world, is the ringleader of group of British jihadists who have specialised in hostage taking. Based in the Isil stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, ‘John’, is described as a well-educated, intelligent, but highly committed member of the extremist terror group.
  • The Three Goals Of Islam

    08/21/2014 8:20:03 AM PDT · by econjack · 16 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | unknown | TheWhiteRoses
    A group calling themselves "White Roses" created a video to inform non-Muslims about Islam. The name of this video is Three Things About Islam. White Roses is headquartered in Sweden. This first version is in English. The name "White Roses" is based on a student resistance group "Die weiße Rose" in Nazi Germany. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, from June 1942 until February 1943, which called for active opposition to Adolf Hitler's regime. I urge all of you to view this video and forward it to your E mail list. You may be familiar with the...
  • Treasury looks to stop 'corporate deserters' on its own

    08/21/2014 5:10:22 AM PDT · by W. · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 21, 2014 | Joseph Lawler
    President Obama doesn't have the authority to simply stop the companies he calls “corporate deserters” from taking up legal residency in low-tax countries. The Obama administration began examining its ability to take executive action to address corporate inversions without Congress because it lacks the support of Republicans. "Unless the U.S. corporate tax rate is reduced to 10 percent or less," Harvey told the Examiner, "it will still be beneficial for U.S. [multinational corporations] to invert."
  • Cold, Dark and Alive! Life Discovered in Buried Antarctic Lake

    08/21/2014 12:25:29 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Live Science ^ | August 20, 2014 01:00pm ET | Becky Oskin, Senior Writer
    Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, and now, researchers confirm, a rich microbial ecosystem persists underneath the thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt for millions of years. Nearly 4,000 species of microbes inhabit Lake Whillans, which lies beneath 2,625 feet (800 meters) of ice in West Antarctica, researchers report today (Aug. 20) in the journal Nature. These are the first organisms ever retrieved from a subglacial Antarctic lake. "We found not just that things are alive, but that there's an active ecosystem," said...
  • Sierra Leone News: No health worker will die of Ebola again-WHO Coordinator

    08/20/2014 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 26 replies
    Awoko ^ | Tuesday August 19, 2014 | Saffa Moriba
    Sierra Leone News: No health worker will die of Ebola again-WHO Coordinator The WHO Coordinator in Kenema district has declared that no health worker will die in the country again because of Ebola infection. Dr. Jackson Amone said his declaration comes against the backdrop of modalities being put in place to protect health workers. “We are sure of their protection this time round; we have educated them adequately on what to do which is insurance for them,” the Ugandan born doctor stated. Dr. Amone was addressing the media at a press briefing held at the Unicef regional office in Kenema....
  • Race pimps and war tanks: Why Ferguson was a perfect storm

    08/20/2014 3:58:54 AM PDT · by W. · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/19/2014 | Charles Hurt
    You have a nasty thug boosting Swisher Sweets from the corner store and roughing up the merchant. Then, like flies to a barnyard, you have swarms of race pimps breathlessly buzzing to the scene to further fuel the rage and delegitimize the very banner behind which they march.=snip= Finally arrive the media, swooning to relive Freedom Summer in Selma. But these modern frauds come from such narrow and sheltered lives they don’t know the difference between ear plugs and rubber bullets.
  • Former Vermont Senator, Jeffords Dies at 80

    08/20/2014 3:45:40 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014
    The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. Jeffords had announced in 2005 that he would not seek a fourth term, citing his and his wife's health problems. His wife, Liz, died in 2007. Jeffords served more than 30 years in Washington. He won election to the House in 1974 as a Republican. He was the only Republican in the House to vote against President Ronald Reagan's tax cuts in 1981. A decade late, upset with President George...
  • Chinese drinks firm accused of adding VIAGRA to its spirits

    08/19/2014 10:38:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 August 2014 | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    Chinese police have arrested a businessman who is alleged to have added the active ingredient from anti-impotence drug Viagra to bottles of alcohol. The businessman, known only as Mr Huang, was arrested in Jianshi County in China's Hubei Province on Sunday according to officials. The man is accused of adding one kilogram of sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, to 750 litres of a clear Chinese spirit known as Baijiu.
  • Pope asks for prayers after great nephews, their mother die in car crash

    08/19/2014 7:16:36 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 7 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/19/14 | Catholic News Service
    Pope Francis asked people to join him in prayer Aug. 19 after he learned that two of his little great nephews and their mother had died in a car crash in Argentina and his nephew was in critical condition. The dead were identified as the wife and two young sons of Pope Francis' nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio: Valeria Carmona, 39, Antonio Bergoglio, 8 months, and Joseph Bergoglio, 2 years.
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    08/18/2014 6:13:48 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 34 replies
    popdust ^ | 08/18/2014 | Debbie Emery
    You would think that after police in Bali found the body of her dead mother in a suitcase in a taxi, the last thing on the mind of Heather Lois Mack would be what she’s being given to eat right now ,But the imprisoned, pregnant 19-year-old from the wealthy suburb of Oak Park near Chicago has been complaining about how bad the food is behind bars. “Heather complains about the food and that she is not being well-treated in jail, nevertheless police treat the prisoners all the same,” said Djoko Hari Utomo, chief of police for the Balinese capital Denpasar,...
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    08/18/2014 8:36:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Quin Hillyer
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