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  • FREEP This Poll - is Normalizing Relations with Cuba a good thing?

    12/17/2014 9:20:17 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 32 replies
    Is normalizing relations with Cuba a good idea? Yes. No. Not sure. We'll see how it plays out.
  • Salt Lake [non-white] cop cleared in shooting of unarmed white man [no looting or arson]

    12/17/2014 7:18:33 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    wreg.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | George Brown
    The decision of a St. Louis grand jury to not indict a police officer there of shooting and killing an unarmed man has raised new interest in an officer involved fatal shooting in Salt Lake City. Dillon Taylor, a white male, was shot and killed in August. Officer Bron Cruz, who was described as non-white, shot Taylor once in the chest and once in the stomach after he refused to obey police.
  • Single Mom Takes On McDonald’s in Wage Fight [instead of getting better job skills and a husband]

    12/17/2014 2:53:48 PM PST · by grundle · 104 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Elise Solé
    She’s a mom on a mission. A single mother-of-two from the Los Angeles neighborhood of South Central recently went on strike against her employer McDonald’s. Maribel makes $9.35 per hour working as a server but that’s not enough to support her family (she shares a home with 10 other people including her children, grandmother, and niece). “I need fifteen to buy my babies diapers, their wipies, their clothes,” she explains. “Its hard with nine dollars per hour — you can’t do that. It’s really hard to pay rent.” On December 4, Maribel, along with a large group seeking $15 per...
  • California needs 11 trillion gallons of water: NASA [article does not mention desalination]

    12/17/2014 2:23:42 PM PST · by grundle · 55 replies
    yahoo.com/AFP ^ | December 16, 2014
    California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from its three-year drought, the US space agency said Tuesday after studying water resources by using satellite data. The first of its kind calculation of how much groundwater would end the drought was led by Jay Famiglietti of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California and based on observations from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites. California has experienced rainstorms in recent days but, while welcome, scientists warn that they are not enough to end the drought. "It takes years to get into a drought of this severity, and it...
  • Methane on Mars Spikes Frequently, but Source Still Unknown

    12/17/2014 10:47:12 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/16/2014 | unknown
    Methane, a gas that on Earth comes mainly from living organisms, spikes regularly on Mars but scientists have not been able to pinpoint the source, according to new research out Tuesday.
  • 21 second video of post by Dan on Squirrel Hill's Blog: 934 examples of your President lying.

    12/17/2014 9:06:48 AM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
  • UN: Turning back the clock to pre-1948 is the real endgame [Joel 3]

    12/17/2014 8:24:50 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/17/2014 | Anne Beyefsky
    Incitement against the Jewish State is directly related to the stabbings, raping and killing of Jews inside and outside of Israel. But doing something to stop it requires confronting a very troubling fact: the global epicenter for incitement is the “human rights” leviathan, the United Nations. From November 24, 2014 until December 5, 2014, UN human rights headquarters in Geneva mounted a public exhibit that was pure incitement. UN-driven antisemitism that takes the form of seeking to demonize, disable and ultimately destroy the Jewish state...

    12/17/2014 8:22:23 AM PST · by Friendofgeorge · 181 replies
    mine | 12/17/2014 | Friendofgeorge
    For sure am joking, just want to be banned, Jim R is a great guy, hope you can take a joke I am addicted to this site, seems I only argue with people anymore, so please ban me, other than this I would have had tyo post a thread asking to be deactivated, the moderator would not when I asked.Yes I hear you, why not just stop posting? Like I said it`s an addiction so I need to be deactivated. Why not allow people to just deactivate account. If you search on free republic that you want to close your...
  • Actress Lena Dunham Says She Already Feels the Pending Republican Congress ''Invading Her Uterus''

    12/17/2014 6:33:35 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 139 replies
    DuhProgressive.com ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014, | By by Jack Lakeman, DP Editor-in-Chief
    HOLLYWOOD, CA — Not only is the pending Republican—controlled Congress scaring the daylights out of ardent Democrats and liberals throughout the nation, but are causing one famous actress acute anxiety. Controversial producer, actress, and HBO "Girls" producer Lena Dunham, who ignited a storm of controversy recently over revelations that the reported rape she recounted in her bestselling "memoir" (despite that Dunham is only 28 years old) "Not That Type of Girl" at the hands of a Republican while in college have been all but proved false, said Tuesday that she "already feels" the pending GOP Congress in January "invading her...
  • Politically Opposed Brothers Guests On CSPAN: Mom Calls To Say 'Stop Fighting' (video)

    12/17/2014 4:47:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 12-16-2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q15xhG6pVUw Pundits on different sides of he aisle, brothers Brad (Democrat) and Dallas (Republican) Woodhouse were just beginning to go after each other on CSPAN's Washington Journal when host Steve Scully took a call from Joy in North Carolina. It wasn't until she started to speak that the two brothers realized it was their mother calling to tell them their arguments were ruining the holidays. As soon as host Scully announced the call, the brothers exclaimed how happy they were getting a call from the South. Until they heard the voice. "You’re right, I’m from down south. And I’m your...
  • Howard Stern called an 'idiot' after comparing Sony hacking to 9/11 terror attack

    12/16/2014 11:47:24 PM PST · by South40 · 24 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 16 DEC 2014 | Debbi Baker
    The New York Daily News blasted Howard Stern and called him an “idiot” Tuesday after the radio host compared the Sony hacking assault, in which embarrassing emails and other papers were released, to the terrorist attack on 9/11 that left almost 3,000 people dead. The front page newspaper headline declared the self-described “King of all Media” as the “Cringe of all Media” and on the inside pages it published a photo of Stern next to a picture of the World Trade Center towers on fire. “Hey Howard… this is 9/11, idiot,” the copy blared.
  • Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate (MA: Robert Kosilek, murderer)

    12/16/2014 10:19:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2014 1:16 PM EST | Denise Lavoie
    A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder. Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. …
  • Inmate's demand for sex-change operation rejected

    12/16/2014 10:19:07 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/16/14 | Joe Dwinell
    A federal appeals court has ruled today that transsexual wife-killer Michelle Kosilek's push for a sex-change operation has been denied. "The district court erred and that the care provided to Kosilek by the DOC does not violate the Eighth Amendment. We therefore reverse the district court's grant of injunctive relief, and we remand with instructions to dismiss the case," the court ruled. A federal judge ruled in 2012 that Kosilek, 65, needed the surgery for gender identity disorder, but state prison officials challenged the ruling. Kosilek, who was born Robert Kosilek, is serving life in an all-male prison for killing...
  • Missouri woman pleads guilty to killing cousin in Upper St. Clair, sentenced to probation

    12/16/2014 10:03:46 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 16, 2014 | Lexi Belculfine
    A Missouri woman pleaded guilty this morning to fatally shooting her cousin at an Upper St. Clair home last month. "I truly am sorry for everything that happened, and I wish it wouldn't have happened," Stephanie Munizza, 28, told Judge Jeffrey A. Manning of the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Ms. Munizza pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor, and the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office withdrew a felony count of third-degree murder. She was in Pittsburgh visiting family when, on Nov. 1, she and her cousin, Joshua Poremski, were drinking and talking about Ms. Munizza possibly getting a concealed...
  • What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually erupted? [Matthew 24:7]

    12/16/2014 6:25:56 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | 12/15/2014 | Brad Plumer
    If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park ever had another massive eruption, it could spew ash for thousands of miles across the United States, damaging buildings, smothering crops, and shutting down power plants. It'd be a huge disaster...
  • Why Hillary Is Not Inevitable: Bill’s Sordid Past ["has a Bill Cosby problem"]

    12/16/2014 1:19:15 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 15, 2014 | Roger Stone
    accusations of sexual assault, torn clothing, and at least three victims who say he bit their lips... Bill Clinton has a Bill Cosby problem. Eileen Wellstone, 19-year-old English woman said Clinton sexually assaulted her... in 1969. Juanita Broaddrick... said he raped her in 1978. Mrs. Broaddrick suffered a bruised and torn lip Carolyn Moffet... in 1979, said “When I went in, he was sitting on a couch, wearing only an undershirt. He pointed at his penis and told me to suck it. I told him I didn’t even do that for my boyfriend and he got mad, grabbed my head...
  • Bill Cosby's Wife 'He is the Man You Thought You Knew'(She responds)

    12/15/2014 3:03:08 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 73 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/15/14
    Camille didn't attack her husband's accusers, but said the media has been way to quick to pass judgment, saying, "A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know." She then zeros in on the accusers saying, "It is also the portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass." Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz3M0hqC4Jo
  • I was only 18 when Bill Cosby drugged me. I woke up naked; he was licking my toes.' (6 Years Ago)

    12/15/2014 2:38:49 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 170 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/14
    She recalls: 'My girlfriend got an invite to a Playboy party and asked me to go with her. I remember being excited about it. 'We stayed at the W Hotel in Hollywood which is one of my favorites and were both looking forward to the party. We got all dressed up, we were going to the Playboy mansion after all. 'I was a wearing a cute little red dress and my friend was wearing a strapless tan dress. 'I remember we got to the house and it was like a bigger party so there was a lot going on, lots...
  • Executed Chinese teenager found innocent 18 years on [family gets $4,850 compensation]

    12/15/2014 12:20:22 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    yahoo.com/AFP ^ | December 15, 2014 | Benjamin Haas
    A Chinese teenager executed after being convicted of murder and rape 18 years ago was declared innocent by a court Monday, in a rare overturning of a wrongful conviction. The 18-year-old, named Hugjiltu and also known as Qoysiletu, was found guilty and put to death in Inner Mongolia in 1996, but doubt was cast on the verdict when another man confessed to the crime in 2005."The Inner Mongolia Higher People's Court finds Hugjiltu's original guilty verdict... is not consistent with the facts and there is insufficient evidence," the court in Hohhot said in a statement. "Hugjiltu is found not guilty."...
  • The Newburgh Incident George Washington Stops A Mutiny

    12/15/2014 10:41:34 AM PST · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 8 replies
    Ciolonial Williamsburg Journal ^ | Autum 2014 | by Ed Crews
    In 1783, with the Revolutionary War nearly over, the American dream of an independent republic almost died at the hands of the army that fought for it. While Continental Army officers waited in camp at Newburgh, New York, for negotiators to end the conflict, their long-simmering frustration with Congress finally boiled over. Anger swept through the corps from the lieutenants to the generals. These men had had enough—enough of inedible rations, inadequate clothing and supplies, and, most important, years of foregoing pay. A coup was in the making. Even the British knew it. As one of their spies reported, military...
  • Expert: Under $2 Gas Soon

    12/15/2014 8:22:33 AM PST · by central_va · 59 replies
    wrva richmond va ^ | 12/15/14 | Andy Doernen
    Richmond, Va. (1140wrva.com) Look for gas prices in the area to fall below $2 in the near future. Local gas industry analyst John Zehler, President of wholesaler Virginia Fuels, is predicting under $2 pump prices as the free fall in crude prices continues. Zehler says the price plunge has been going on for 6 months and it's going to be hard to turn it around until demand catches up with production. He says some folks think, with the current trend, we could see gas fall to $1.60 by the summer but admits it wild speculation.
  • Lights Go Out (Briefly) at White House And State Department?

    12/15/2014 7:35:34 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 15. 2014 | Daniel Halper
    CBS's Mark Knoller reports that the lights went out briefly at the White House this morning. "Just had a power outage at the WH. Lasted only a few seconds. Perhaps a premature Govt shutdown," Knoller joked.
  • Food for Thought:Popcorn lung from buttery chemical

    12/15/2014 6:29:41 AM PST · by John David Powell · 57 replies
    Newsfix CW39 ^ | Dec. 8, 2014
    There’s nothing like freshly popped popcorn, especially when popped in one of those hand-cracked poppers with coconut oil. A lot of folks like to nuke their popcorn, and that’s where they could be running into some real trouble. Here’s the deal. Some researchers at the University of Minnesota discovered that the stuff that gives buttery flavor to microwave popcorn could trigger Alzheimer’s disease. They say the chemical diacetyl causes certain proteins to clump together in the brain, which, they say is a sure sign of Alzheimer’s. But wait, there’s more. Diacetyl also contributes to popcorn lung. Diacetyl is the stuff...
  • The flash in the sky

    12/14/2014 11:56:53 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 14 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | unknown
    It's not clear what's happened,probably another meteorite explodes, Sverdlovsk region,Russia Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bf3_1416311834#dyTzQBMp3dP5Gcue.99
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/14/2014 10:42:31 AM PST · by Faith · 9 replies
    December 14, 2014 | Faith
    The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him. Lamentations 3:24
  • Libertarian Sounds and American Fury

    12/14/2014 7:33:26 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/14/2014 | AJ Castellitto
    Why should godless progressives have all the good music? Actually, they don't! They may not admit it "on record," but these artists are taking some clear shots at Barack-on-the-Spot (and his twisted movement). This is a leader who has seduced the ignorant, disappointed the hopeful, and exceeded the fears of the concerned... Well, let's just say he's more than deserving! Here's the Top-10-Anti-Obama/NWO Countdown! (We're counting down to #1!)
  • The national anthem from today's UK-UNC game will give you chills

    12/13/2014 8:46:29 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 - KSTV ^ | 12/13/2014
    The matchup between UK and North Carolina is special every year, but today’s national anthem will give you chills. This is what it sounds like when 24,000 people sing together.
  • MILITARY UPDATE: Commissary money restored, base tobacco prices rising

    12/13/2014 6:08:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    House and Senate conferees negotiating a package to fund the Department of Defense through September 2015 have protected commissary operations by restoring 90 percent of a planned $100 million cut. Once again lawmakers thwarted a cost-saving initiative targeting military compensation and endorsed by the Joint Chiefs as a way to dampen personnel costs so more dollars can be spent on training, weapon buys and other readiness accounts being victimized by arbitrary “sequestration” cuts. Only last week House and Senate conferees on a different bill, the 2015 defense authorization act, unveiled a deal to lower the Defense Commissary Agency annual $1.3...
  • Everytime the screen refreshes I am logged out of FR

    12/12/2014 6:30:40 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 80 replies
    12/12/14 | chickensoup ( THE Soup)
    Everytime the screen refreshes I am logged out of FR I log out constantly . Frustrating. New behavior. Not logging out of other sites on screen change. Do you not love me anymore?
  • It's Franks Birthday

    12/12/2014 5:55:42 AM PST · by Phlap · 25 replies
    Refdesk ^ | 12/12/2014
    Sinatra was a giant of American entertainment. He began his career in the 1930s as a singer whose romantic renditions of songs like "I'll Never Smile Again" caused teenage girls, called "bobby soxers," to shriek and swoon. Later, as an actor, he starred in films such as The Manchurian Candidate, From Here to Eternity, and the original Ocean's Eleven.
  • Oldest Time Capsule in US Unearthed at Massachusetts State House(buried By Sam Adams & Revere)

    12/11/2014 10:15:35 PM PST · by barmag25 · 48 replies
    ABC news ^ | 12/11/14 | Michelle Mcphee
    Conservators from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts labored in the chill and snow for hours today to unearth what is believed to be the oldest unopened time capsule in the country, buried under the Golden Dome of the Massachusetts State House in 1795 by then-Governor Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, according to state records. The 219-year-old capsule is made of cowhide and was initially discovered during State House renovations in 1855. When the repairs were complete, the state’s 23rd governor, Henry Gardner, re-buried it in the granite cornerstone of the historic building, adding new items, including coins. Four coins...
  • Bacon, pet psychic turn up zilch in search for dog

    12/11/2014 7:00:57 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12-11-14 | LISA RATHKE
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Rotisserie chicken, bacon, dog toys, more than a dozen volunteers and even a psychic have not been enough to find Murphy, an elusive golden retriever whose owner's five-month search for the beloved animal has captivated one mountainous area of Vermont.
  • BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2014

    12/11/2014 8:37:55 AM PST · by shove_it
    BP ^ | June 2014
    For 63 years, the BP Statistical Review of World Energy has provided high-quality objective and globally consistent data on world energy markets. The review is one of the most widely respected and authoritative publications in the field of energy economics, used for reference by the media, academia, world governments and energy companies. A new edition is published every June.
  • Michael Brown Star Witness Gets Government Job - Robbery and lying pay off...

    12/11/2014 7:21:21 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/11/14 | Yehuda Remer
    The father of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” slogan has just been employed by the United States government. Dorian Johnson, the star witness to the Michael Brown shooting and the man who was assisting Brown during the strong-arm robbery moments before Brown was killed, has been hired by the city of St. Louis. According to STltoday.com, “Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff, has confirmed that Johnson was hired under a state grant through the city's Agency on Training and Employment, or SLATE.” Meeting the low income eligibility requirements, the 22-year-old will be holding the temporary position and will...
  • Scott Rudin On Obama’s Favorite Movies: “I Bet He Likes Kevin Hart” (Lib Snark Alert!)

    12/11/2014 7:01:01 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Matthew Zeitlin
    Before Sony Pictures chair Amy Pascal attended a breakfast of Hollywood bigwigs last November with Barack Obama, she emailed her friend Scott Rudin for suggestions on what she should ask the president. In what has become the latest embarrassing email uncovered in a trove of messages leaked by hackers who attacked Sony, Pascal wrote Rudin: “What should I ask the president at this stupid Jeffrey breakfast?” She was referring to a breakfast hosted by DreamWorks Animation head and major Democratic donor Jeffrey Katzenberg. Rudin, a top film producer responsible for films like No Country for Old Men and Moneyball, responded,...
  • Dr. Thomas Sowell's Greatest Fear

    12/11/2014 5:04:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 12-10-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Oh, folks, I have got to tell you, I interviewed Dr. Thomas Sowell yesterday afternoon, after the program for the next issue of The Limbaugh Letter. Now, normally I would tease you with what he said as a means of hyping the purchase of subscriptions, but because I don't look at you people as pockets and dollar signs, I'm gonna tell you this. I started off by asking him, "Dr. Sowell, you and I and countless others have been chronicling the deterioration of American culture, our society, and our politics, in my case, for 25 years. We just keep...
  • I’m an Obama supporter. But Obamacare has hurt my family.

    12/10/2014 9:30:08 PM PST · by grundle · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2014 | Catherine Keefe
    Obamacare has been far more frustrating than I’d ever dreamed. Obamacare brought us new health insurance options, but cost us our more affordable plans. “You will keep your health insurance,” President Obama promised in 2012. The fact that this wasn’t true would be our biggest disappointment. In November 2013, Jim learned his small-business policy would be canceled because it didn’t comply with the new mandate to cover pediatric dentistry and maternity care. So Jim went to Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, to look for coverage for his employee and himself. The individual plan I had with Blue Cross...
  • White Liberal Protester to Black Cop: You Don’t Understand Racism [7 minute video]

    12/10/2014 6:34:30 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Decemer 2, 2014 | VisionLiberty
  • Mike Brown fiasco [black woman criticizes Michael Brown - contains profanity - 2 minute video]

    12/10/2014 6:01:42 PM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 2, 2014 | Honestly Speaking
  • Protesters march in Oklahoma City following officer-involved shooting

    12/10/2014 12:38:00 PM PST · by barmag25 · 25 replies
    News OK ^ | Juliana keeping
    A group of protesters held signs emblazoned with messages like “Stop the killing” as they marched Tuesday morning through Oklahoma City to protest a fatal officer-involved shooting. The protesters described the man killed, Jerry Demonte Nowlin, 39, as a kind, community-oriented family man. Nowlin died late Sunday at OU Medical Center after being shot by officers about 8:30 p.m. at the Heritage Pointe Apartments, NE 26 and Kelley Avenue, according to police.
  • Quantum teleportation reaches farthest distance yet

    12/10/2014 12:15:36 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 21 replies
    December 09, 2014 | Kelly Dickerson
    Per copyright law, can only provide link: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/12/09/quantum-teleportation-reaches-farthest-distance-yet/?intcmp=trending
  • Facing Down Racism (...everyone who is white-skinned is racist)

    12/10/2014 7:53:33 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 39 replies
    The Cape Cod Times ^ | 12-10-2014 | K.C. Myers
    WEST BARNSTABLE – “I’m racist,” Elenita Muñiz told a crowd gathered at Cape Cod Community College on Tuesday. Muniz, coordinator of the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission, said she took an online quiz, showing that even she, a blue-eyed Puerto Rican and human rights advocate, harbors racist views. Muniz served on a panel to observe national Human Rights Day, which is today. The discussion focused on the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black man killed by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri, and similar national incidents. Wilson, who resigned from the police force after...
  • Hanna Rosin interviews Sabrina Rubin Erdely about her Rolling Stone article

    12/10/2014 3:58:19 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 4 replies
    SlateRadio ^ | December 1, 2014 | Hanna Rosin
    This podcast is breathtaking in that it lays bare how this agenda-driven journalist trolled colleges looking to create a hit piece.
  • Has TGI Friday's Ruined Drones for Restaurants Everywhere?

    12/09/2014 3:26:37 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 40 replies
    Entrepreneur ^ | December 9 2014 | Kate Taylor
    We should have known that the mixture of mistletoe, drones and $10 endless appetizers would only lead to bloodshed. A TGI Friday's mistletoe drone wreaked havoc at a Brooklyn, N.Y., restaurant last Thursday when the drone accidently slammed into a photographer's face.
  • Elijah Cummings Savages Gruber: ‘Absolutely Stupid,’ ‘Incredibly Disrespectful’

    12/09/2014 8:47:40 AM PST · by W. · 67 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9 Dec 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings tore into MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Tuesday for his remarks on American voters and the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee made GOP chairman Darrell Issa’s opening statement sound tame by comparison. “As far as I can tell, we are here today to beat up on Jonathan Gruber for stupid — I mean absolutely stupid — comments he made over the last few years,” he began, staring angrily at the hapless professor.
  • Massive fire in downtown LA

    12/09/2014 8:03:46 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 26 replies
    Liveleak.com, ^ | Dec-8-2014 | unknown
    Massive blaze in downtown LA: 250 firefighters, 2 major freeways closed A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early Monday destroyed an apartment tower under construction, damaged two other buildings and left two major freeways closed. The California Highway Patrol said the 110 Freeway is closed between the 10 and 101, and that the 101 southbound is closed at Alvarado Street. More than 250 firefighters are battling the blaze at an apartment tower under construction 909 W. Temple St., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz said. The LAFD said two other buildings along Figueroa Street were also damaged by...
  • White Florida deputy shoots black man [career criminal] who witnesses say had hands up

    12/09/2014 5:52:26 AM PST · by grundle · 82 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 8, 2014 | Barbara Liston
    <p>ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff called for calm after a 28-year-old unarmed black man in a stolen car was shot and critically wounded early on Monday by a white officer, after witness reports that the man had his hands up and amid racially charged protests nationwide about police violence.</p>
  • Nothing But Your Best! You have to Earn It!

    12/08/2014 8:49:16 PM PST · by Maelstorm
    You Tube ^ | Dec 6, 2014 | Popular Sovereignty
    Nothing But Your Best! You have to Earn It! - YouTube via
  • Police officer buys eggs for woman caught shoplifting to feed her family in Tarrant

    12/08/2014 8:41:14 PM PST · by boycott · 137 replies
    al.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jon Reed
    TARRANT, Alabama -- A woman caught shoplifting eggs in Tarrant Saturday didn't leave with handcuffs and a court date. Thanks to a Tarrant police officer, she left with food for her family. Officer William Stacy was called to the Dollar General on Pinson Valley Parkway when employees caught the woman trying to steal a dozen eggs, Tarrant Police Chief Dennis Reno said. The woman had her young children in the car. She told Officer Stacy that she was only stealing because she was trying to feed her children. Stacy talked with Dollar General, and they said they wouldn't prosecute. So...
  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 8:27:14 AM PST · by rktman · 90 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/7/2014 | Zombie
    Just days after a new California law redefining rape came into effect, several shocking but unsubstantiated rape allegations have been leveled against fraternities on the UC Berkeley campus. One stunning university police report cites accusations of a mass rape at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, where not just one but five victims were supposedly drugged and raped on the same night at the frat house near campus. In another allegation, a specific perpetrator was named, arrested, and shamed publicly — only to be later declared “factually innocent” as the rape charge was quietly dropped, after his reputation was ruined. Suspiciously,...