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  • The surprising comeback of train travel

    10/22/2014 4:25:31 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 79 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | October 189, 2014 | Jareen Imam
    It's been 21 years, and John Moore still eagerly leans against his passenger window to watch the landscape pass by as the train he commutes on every day roars over the Moodna Viaduct in Cornwall, New York. The green hills and vibrant leaves just below the elevated track make the trestle one of the prettiest scenes on the 57-year-old's trip. For more than two decades, the senior business analyst has been traveling about 67 miles for work from his home in Cornwall to lower Manhattan. His total commute time is 2½ hours each way.
  • Woman goes to the hospital for stomach pains... and hours later gives birth

    10/22/2014 11:11:50 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 22, 2014 | Aexandra Klausner
    An Iowa woman went to the hospital for stomach pains and hours later gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Misty Beaty and Scott Steele from Cedar Rapids had absolutely no idea that Misty was pregnant until the moment she gave birth to Briggs Beaty on Monday morning. It was especially a surprise for Scott who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer five years ago and was told he was sterile.
  • Anti-gun Missouri Dem. arrested with 9mm pistol, refuses breathalyzer test

    10/22/2014 9:36:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    examiner.com ^ | October 21, 2014
    Earlier this week, Missouri state Senator Jamilah Nasheed, a Democrat who has sponsored several anti-gun bills, was arrested while protesting in front of the Ferguson Police Department, The Blaze reported Tuesday. What made the arrest interesting is that Nasheed was carrying a 9mm handgun with extra ammunition. Authorities also said Nasheed “smelled strongly of intoxicants." But Nasheed refused to take a breathalyzer test and maintains she was not intoxicated. But her arrest and news that she was in possession of a firearm brought charges of hypocrisy. According to attorney Eric Vickers, Nasheed needs the gun for her own protection and...
  • What election? Big 3 networks ignore anti-Obama election [treat Obama different than Bush]

    10/22/2014 9:23:02 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The nation’s Big Three TV networks that breathlessly reported the 2006 anti-Bush election which gave Democrats control of Capitol Hill have practically ignored this year’s anti-Obama midterms that are expected to return full control of the Hill to the GOP. A new and exhaustive Media Research Center analysis compared the last seven weeks of CBS, NBC and ABC news coverage with the same period in 2006 and found a 6-1 disparity between the Democratic election wave and the current election. The story count: 159-25.
  • Flying Underpants Cause Highway Crash

    10/21/2014 10:28:42 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 22, 10:27 am ET | unknown
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A pair of flying underpants caused a crash on a German highway when they landed on a driver's face and blocked his view, police said Tuesday. A police spokesman in the central town of Gotha said one of a group of naked men in a van threw the underwear into a Volkswagen Passat as they passed it on a busy stretch of one of Germany's notoriously speedy autobahns. "The underpants landed on the driver's face, causing him to ram the truck ahead from behind," said the spokesman, adding that he did not know why the men were...
  • Che Cafe at UCSD Must Close, Judge Rules ((Communist Icon Inspired Student Collective Evicted)

    10/21/2014 7:47:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | October 21, 2014 | BOB PONTING,
    Che Cafe at UCSD must close, judge rules SAN DIEGO — The student-run Che Cafe at UC San Diego will have to close its doors after a judge ruled Tuesday in favor of the university in its eviction lawsuit. UCSD filed suit after the student collective refused to vacate the 1940s- era building on campus. University officials said the building needs $700,000 in repairs to stay open. Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal ruled in favor of UCSD after a bench trial.
  • Washington Post's Ben Bradlee dies

    10/21/2014 6:19:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Helton and Todd Leopold
    (CNN) -- Ben Bradlee, the zestful, charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93. Bradlee began end-of-life care at his home last month after suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia for several years. He was the executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991, during which time the paper covered the downfall of President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal.
  • Model Speaks Out(Woman brutally beaten by three men on a Crown Heights captured on Video)

    10/21/2014 10:37:00 AM PDT · by Main Street · 74 replies
    gothamist ^ | Oct 21, 2014 | John Del Signore
    A woman who was brutally beaten by three men on a Crown Heights sidewalk says the attack, which left her with a broken nose and facial lacerations, will not stop her from pursuing her modeling career. Gwendolyn Reyes, 21, was jumped by three muggers as she walked on Franklin Avenue between Prospect Place and St. Mark's Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m. on October 2nd. Yesterday the NYPD released security camera video of the assault and robbery: Reyes, an aspiring model, says she found it "difficult to watch" the video, for obvious reasons. "They just rushed me, so the first thing...
  • Is Climate Change To Blame For The Ebola Outbreak?

    10/21/2014 8:35:51 AM PDT · by e-gadfly · 29 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2014-10-21 | Ruth Schuster
    From ecological destruction to changing weather patterns, man bears ultimate responsibility for the spread of deadly diseases. Climate change is no longer controversial – it's happening. And some experts say it's responsible for the spread of Ebola to humans, as well as the increasingly frequent outbreaks of the deadly disease....
  • Expelled Nazis collected millions in Social Security

    10/21/2014 7:13:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 10/21/14 | Rising, Hershaft, Lardner
    This undated handout provided by the Justice Department shows Arthur Rudolph, one of hundreds of scientists brought to the US after World War II despite their Nazi past. An Associated Press investigation found dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States. An Associated Press investigation found that dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments, through a loophole in U.S. law, after being forced out of the United States. Brief profiles of a few...
  • Remarkable Digital Reconstruction of the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II

    10/20/2014 6:39:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    Patheos ^ | October 9, 2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art created this video flythrough of the spectacular Northwest Palace of Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (reigned: 883 to 859 BC) in the city alternately known as Numrud, Kalhu, and, in the Bible, Calah. The ruins are about 20 miles south of Mosul, Iraq. The palace walls were covered n reliefs (many of them now scattered throughout the world in various museums) depicting his reign and conquests. Genesis 10: 8 Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore...
  • A Crazy Guy Messing With Bees Wouldn't Normally Interest Me. Then I Saw This And.. Whoa.

    10/20/2014 6:03:52 PM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies
    Viral Nova ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2013
    Welcome, to Jurassic Park! ... Except now with no dinosaurs, and more bees! To celebrate the launch of its Highlander Honey whisky, Scotch whisky company Dewar's rallied an army of 80,000 bees and master bee keeper Robin Theron to create a bottle inspired sculpture made from honeycomb. It's part nature, and part 3-D printing...well 3-Bee printing? The start of the bottle honeycomb sculpture. The finished product, after the bees had done their incredible magic. Another sculpture entitled "The Drinking Man". Typically, honeybees build their honeycomb hives inward so that their queen can populate it with eggs. So in order to...
  • How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas? [Subsidies and 'Carbon Laundering']

    10/20/2014 12:15:18 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 13 replies
    Stephen J. DUBNER: As you likely know, the American automobile company Tesla makes some of the most desirable–and expensive–electric cars in the world. The company is currently valued at roughly $31 billion. Compare that to the $55 billion market cap of the Ford Motor Company.Tesla, however, last year sold fewer than 25,000 cars while Ford sells more than 6 million vehicles a year, or roughly 240 vehicles for every single Tesla. Tesla currently has just one vehicle in production, the Model S luxury sedan. In the U.S. the starting price is a bit more than $70,000.Americans buy more Model S’s...
  • Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs

    10/19/2014 6:14:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    briertbart ^ | Oct 19 ,2014 | J Strong
    Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/19/2014 10:32:31 AM PDT · by Faith · 18 replies
    October 19, 2014 | Faith
    ” And I will shake all nations, And the desire of all nations shall come . . . – Haggai 2:7
  • Lack of spare parts triggers the end for old reliable Lee-Enfield rifle

    10/19/2014 7:55:46 AM PDT · by fso301 · 57 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 10/18/2014 | Joseph Hall
    The foe now has four legs. But a century on, the rugged reliability and brute firepower that made the Lee-Enfield rifle the standard-issue weapon for entrenched Canadian troops during the latter half of the First World War makes it an ideal choice still for a modern group of this country’s soldiers. The Canadian Rangers — a component of the armed forces reserves — conduct sovereignty patrols and assist search and rescue missions in the Far North and in remote coastal regions across the country.
  • Vanity - CZ 2075BD RAMI 9mm Lugar

    10/18/2014 5:30:59 PM PDT · by dead and gone · 86 replies
    me | 10/19/14 | dean and gone
    I'm considering getting one of these for daily carry. In the extremely unlikely chance that a FReeper owns one, I'd like their opinions and advice...
  • Russian Submarine sends SOS in swedish territorial waters. Sunk by the Swedish navy?

    10/18/2014 12:48:47 PM PDT · by ConfusedSwede · 109 replies
    Breaking news in Sweden after two days of hunt. Swedish government report that a russian submarine is sending an SOS message on a de-crypted frequency.
  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 8:28:58 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 103 replies
    CBN ^ | 2014-10-17 | David Brody, CBN
    . Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: "Real Risk" Of Pastors Being Jailed For Preaching Against Homosexuality In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Senator Ted Cruz says pastors being hauled off to jail by the government for preaching against homosexuality is a “real risk” in the future. ““I think that is a real risk,” Cruz tells me. “Some in the media ridicule that threat saying there is no danger of the government coming after pastors. That is the usual response.” But he adds: “The specter of government trying to determine if what pastors preach from the pulpit meets with...
  • White House celebrates another Muslim holiday for the first time

    10/18/2014 5:56:49 AM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10/17/14 | TODAY’S ZAMAN????
    The White House celebrated it’s first-ever Eid al-Adha this week, a Muslim holiday celebrating the end of the Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca: TODAY’S ZAMAN – The White House hosted an event to celebrate Eid al-Adha on Tuesday for the first time ever with the sponsorship of the Rumi Forum, an international organization established by Turks living in Washington, D.C., to foster intercultural dialogue. The White House traditionally hosts an iftar (fast-breaking) dinner every year for representatives of Muslim communities in the United States, but Tuesday’s event was the first time that they have hosted a celebratory event for...
  • Network Priorities: 57X More Coverage of NFL Scandals Than Obama Scandals

    10/18/2014 5:27:33 AM PDT · by grundle · 1 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 16, 2014 | Geoffrey Dickens
    In the crucial weeks leading up to the midterm elections, the broadcast networks were obsessed with scandals, but not any of the Obama administration controversies that might influence how voters behave on Election Day. No, despite revelations in the Benghazi, IRS, Veterans Administration and Secret Service prostitution scandals it was the NFL domestic abuse scandals that captured the attention of the Big Three (ABC, NBC, CBS) networks. Since September 4 (the start of the NFL regular season) through October 15 the networks, on their evening and morning shows, devoted a total of 171 (NBC 71, CBS 55, ABC 45) stories...
  • GOP Congressman Gets Boost From Racially Charged Ad [criticism of serial killer = "racism"]

    10/18/2014 5:19:40 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Huffington Post [link only] | October 17, 2014 | Samantha Lachman
    link only:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/lee-terry-brad-ashford_n_6003976.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
  • Ben Carson group outraises Ready for Hillary by 60%

    10/18/2014 3:58:08 AM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Update: The top Democratic draft committee, Ready for Hillary, didn't come close to raising the $3.3 million announced by the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, according to the pro-Clinton group. Ready for Hillary declared late Wednesday that it added $2 million to their war chest in the past quarter, $1.3 million less than the Carson take. The Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, which has been urging the celebrated doctor and Obamacare critic to run, on Tuesday said it has surpassed $10 million in donations. And at least one news outlet reports that he is on the “verge” of...
  • Dracula Untold Official Trailer #1 (Hero of Europe, muslim killer)

    10/17/2014 10:34:02 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 31 replies
    crew ^ | Summer 2014 | Crew
    First movie that focusses on the real Vlad Dracula. Fought for his country against the muslim beheaders. Then he impaled them all. I think the "thing" in this movie is that he gets so desperate in his fight against the muslims, that he becomes a vampire.
  • Obama Plans to Let Ebola-infected Foreigners Into U.S. for Treatment

    10/17/2014 4:41:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 17, 2014
    Judicial Watch has learned that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis. It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola. One source tells us that the Obama administration is keeping this plan secret from Congress....
  • Guard investigates video of bikini-clad women firing weapons, riding tanks

    10/17/2014 4:41:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Brady McCombs
    SALT LAKE CITY — A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who suspect some of their equipment and officers may be in the film.
  • Ebola nurse Nina Pham's condition is downgraded from good to fair

    10/17/2014 4:35:04 PM PDT · by digger48 · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Ashley Coleman, et al
    Ebola-stricken nurse Nina Pham's condition was downgraded to fair on Friday, according to doctors at the National Institutes of Health. The 26-year-old nurse, who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was previously described as being in a good condition on Thursday. According to the American Hospital Association's scale used to describe a patient's health, a 'fair condition' is listed as worse than a 'good condition'. Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at a briefing outside the Maryland hospital on Friday that Miss Pham was in a...
  • Is Ebola affecting your travel? Take our poll (Poll to freep)

    10/17/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    Is Ebola affecting your travel plans? Or do you think the reaction/fears are excessive? Take our poll below. (Have more to say? Add a comment.)
  • Scientists have found “hidden” brain activity that can indicate if a vegetative patient is aware

    10/17/2014 1:23:47 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 31 replies
    The new research could help doctors to quickly identify patients who are aware despite appearing unresponsive and unable to communicate. Researchers from University of Cambridge in the UK have identified hidden networks in vegetative patients that could support consciousness, even when a patient appear to be unresponsive. There’s been a lot of interest lately into how much patients in vegetative states, such as comas, are aware of their surroundings. Recently, research involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning has shown that even patients who are unable to respond or move are able to carry out mental tasks, such as imagining...
  • Texan's truck has possibly the most racist decal ever

    10/17/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 104 replies
    SA Express News ^ | 10/17/2014 | By Kolten Parker
      This Texan takes bumper stickers to a whole new level. A photo of a truck with Texas tags that features on the tailgate one the most racist decals, complete with a real (and fresh) banana, that targets President Barack Obama was posted to Reddit on Thursday. "Does this Socialist a** make my truck look too big," the decal, which appears to be professionally done, reads. It also includes photo of Obama dressed in Somalian garb from a 2006 meeting in the country.  The image was taken in the East Texas town of Tyler at the intersection of Loop 323...
  • REJECT: Obama’s credit card denied at restaurant on New York City trip

    10/17/2014 11:15:41 AM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | David R. Sands
    President Obama came perilously close to having to wash some dishes on his recent trip to New York. Mr. Obama revealed Friday that his credit card was rejected when he went to pay for his meal at a New York restaurant during the U.N. General Assembly gathering earlier this month.
  • How to manage ebola for health care workers

    10/17/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Prophet2520 · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 13 October 2014 14.00 EDT | Bridget Mulrooney, Sue Ellen Kovack and Anine Kongelf
    At the start of the day, I check my hands for any cuts or scrapes that will bar me from donning PPE. Entering the centre, I must wash my hands in a 0.05% chlorine solution. I balance on one foot as someone sprays the bottoms of my shoes with 0.5% chlorine before being allowed entry to the low-risk area. I search for a pair of cold wet boots in my size, which have been soaking in chlorine for the night, and I change into my scrubs. We need to synchronise putting the PPE on with other team members, because if...
  • Fishers company sees jump in orders amid Ebola concerns

    10/16/2014 7:16:32 PM PDT · by digger48 · 5 replies
    WTHR ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Rich Van Wyk
    INDIANAPOLIS - Hospitals, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders across the country are upgrading their protective gear for the possibility of dealing with Ebola patients. A Fishers company that provides protective gear is seeing a huge spike in orders. New coveralls will provide emergency medical workers even more protection than existing ones. Open seams in the fabric will be sealed shut, reducing the possibility of first responders being infected by a patient's bodily fluids. .................... Baumgartner says orders are up a thousand percent from a few weeks ago. The Fishers company specializes in hazardous waste and infection control products....
  • Trigger warning please': National Review’s Lena Dunham cover ‘makes me want to die’

    10/16/2014 6:07:29 PM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 62 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 16, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Winning Glamour magazine’s “Woman of the Year” award proved that “Girls” star Lena Dunham had nowhere to go but up — case in point: the actress appears on the coveted front cover of National Review this week.
  • Ohio inmate has leprosy, officials say; case is first ever found in state prison system

    10/16/2014 5:47:11 PM PDT · by EBH · 47 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jeremy Pelzer
    For the first time in Ohio history, a prison inmate has been diagnosed with leprosy, state corrections officials said Thursday. The inmate, whose name was not released, was diagnosed with the chronic bacterial infection on Tuesday at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution, according to the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The infected prisoner is a native of Micronesia, a region of islands in the Pacific Ocean, and has served time at three other Ohio prisons since 2011, according to Stuart Hudson, the DRC's managing director of health care and fiscal operations. He's now being treated at Ohio State University Medical Center...
  • Got an Email from the Republican Party chastising me for not giving.

    10/16/2014 5:32:18 PM PDT · by DH · 57 replies
    Email | 10/16/2014 | Unknown
    From:'info@nrsc.org' David, I'm really disappointed — and worried. I've been counting on your support to end Harry Reid's disastrous control of the U.S. Senate on November 4th. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Ben Carson, Mike Lee, and John McCain have all taken the time to contact you and ask for your support — but unless my information is wrong we haven't heard from you. We've got less than 20 days until Election Day — I'm not sure what else to do. Are you sure you really want to see Barack Obama's Harry Reid-ruled rubberstamp majority in the Senate continue for two...
  • Early snowfall on the big Island of Hawaii seen on satellite

    10/16/2014 4:27:09 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Here is something you don’t see every day, a satellite image showing a sizable amount of snow cover on the big island of Hawaii. While snowfall on the big island is nothing new, commonly seen on the mountains on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, (top and bottom arrows respectively in the photo) seeing snow this early in the season on the mounatins is somewhat rare.
  • Fast and Furious Rifle Was Used in 2013 Phoenix Gang-Style Assault

    10/16/2014 2:57:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 16, 2014
    Full title: Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal that Fast and Furious Rifle Was Used in 2013 Phoenix Gang-Style Assault Judicial Watch today announced that, based on information uncovered through a Judicial Watch public records lawsuit against the City of Phoenix, the U.S. Congress has confirmed that an AK 47 rifle used in a July 29, 2013, gang-style assault on an apartment building that left two people wounded was part of the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program. An October 16 letter sent from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) to Deputy...
  • Harvard is No. 438 in these college rankings

    10/16/2014 2:04:32 PM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Rick Newman
    Anybody who studies lists of best colleges is used to seeing Ivy League schools and a few other elite perennials filling the top 10. But in a new list of rankings meant to identify the best colleges for lower-income students, the Ivies are closer to the bottom than the top. Montana Tech is the No. 1 school in a new “social mobility index” generated by CollegeNet, a higher-education technology company, and Payscale, a compensation-data firm. The SMI rankings are meant to highlight schools that do the best job of helping disadvantaged students graduate with the ability to start a career...
  • (BREAKING) 35 injured, 5 critical in Arkansas train collision, report says

    10/16/2014 11:44:42 AM PDT · by dware · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.16.2014 | FoxNews.com
    A passenger train collided with a freight train Thursday in northwest Arkansas injuring 35, five critically, 5NewsOnline.com reported. The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. and involved four passenger cars carrying 44 people. Emergency responders were at the scene in Washington County and transported 31 to local hospitals, the report said.
  • Creative Way to Educate Low-Income Students [The Atlantic]

    10/16/2014 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Disgruntled_Voter · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/16/2014 | Deborah Fallows
    How does the Cristo Rey business model work? Here are the words of founder John P. Foley, S.J. of the Cristo Rey schools, “If you can afford to come here, then you can’t come.” Here is the reality of the numbers: Start-up per student costs for the Cristo Rey Columbus school are about $18,000 per year. Once the school reaches enrollment capacity, that will drop to about $12,000-13,000. Cristo Rey found a creative way to fund most of the tuition. First, in Columbus, $5000 per student per year is potentially available from Ohio’s school choice voucher program; if a student’s...
  • LIVE C-SPAN 12pm EDT (9am PDT) Dr Tom Frieden CDC before House Energy and Commerce subcommittee

    10/16/2014 3:58:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden and other witnesses testify before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on U.S. efforts to control the ongoing Ebola outbreak.
  • World Series: It's the Royals VS Giants

    10/15/2014 9:12:56 PM PDT · by This Just In · 122 replies
    October 15, 2014 | This Just In
    Well, Freepers. We have the winners.
  • How Are Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan's Other Care Workers Being Monitored? The Hospital Won't Say!

    10/15/2014 6:10:47 PM PDT · by absentee · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/15/2014 | Caleb Howe
    The second nurse, Amber Vinson, took a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas while she was potentially contagious. Vinson, like Pham before her, was on the hospital's "self monitoring" program. Essentially, workers who provided care to the patient have been instructed to monitor themselves for symptoms, use their best judgment to decide when those symptoms are serious, and report themselves to the hospital. This is the process which the CDC and the press have been bragging took only 90 minutes in Pham's case. But that number is meaningless, as it is only how long it took from when she decided...
  • The Source of All Resources

    10/15/2014 3:45:05 PM PDT · by grundle
    National Review ^ | October 15, 2014 | Robert Zubrin
    We are here today to celebrate the opening of a new factory, a place for making things. Such an event is always cause for celebration, but in this case it is especially so, because the things that this factory is going to make are themselves something new. They are fully mobile, fully integrated gas-processing plants that will take wet flare gas that is now being burned as waste and turn it into useful products: natural-gas liquids that can be shipped to the market — or even used to propel cars at less than half the price we are now paying...
  • Second Dallas nurse with Ebola was on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143

    10/15/2014 3:17:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Jason Sickles
    DALLAS – A second nurse who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has been diagnosed with the deadly disease — a day after flying from Ohio to Texas, officials said. Amber Joy Vinson, 29, reported a fever late Tuesday and was immediately isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Vinson’s condition has worsened, and she will be flown to a biocontainment unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, federal officials said during a Wednesday news conference. CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said Vinson, who was in Ohio to plan her wedding, was not experiencing symptoms at the time...
  • NY Times Warns People About The Evils Of Thomas Edison's Aerophone(NYT wants Edison lynched!)

    10/15/2014 7:06:04 AM PDT · by all the best · 10 replies
    TechDirt ^ | October 8, 2014 | Mike Masnick
    However, the NY Times' archivist, Evan Sandhaus has an amusing example (via Mathew Ingram) concerning that time, back in 1878, when the NY Times editorialized against Thomas Edison's phonograph and aereophone, for the fact that they could destroy everyone's privacy. Here's just the beginning: The Aerophone Something ought to be done to Mr. Edison, and there is a growing conviction that it has better be done with a hemp rope.
  • Police say tests show teen shot by St. Louis officer had gun residue on hands [Vonderrit Myers]

    10/14/2014 11:33:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    yahoo.com/Reuters ^ | October 14, 2014 | Shannon Stapleton
    St. Louis (Reuters) - A black teenager fatally shot last week in St. Louis by an off-duty police officer had gunshot residue on his hands, jeans and T-shirt, according to crime lab results released on Tuesday after four days of protests in the city against police violence. The killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers by a white officer last Wednesday intensified the demonstrations over the deadly Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Police said previously that Myers shot at least three times at the off-duty officer...
  • [Criminal] Obama Could Be Calling His Lawyers After The Revelation Allen West Just Made

    10/14/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Tom Hinchey
    Judge Jeanine Pirro remarked that the Obama Administration is violating federal law by reducing the military by 90,000 while simultaneously recruiting illegal immigrants into the armed services and arming them through unilateral executive order. Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West joined the judge to discuss this unlawful action. Col. West agreed with Judge Jeanine’s comment that it is a felony to arm an illegal immigrant under Title 18 USC 922 (d)(5a) “When has law ever meant anything to Barack Hussein Obama? But the more important thing that we have to come to understand is if you go to the Constitution,...
  • I'm Waiting to Be Called an "Ebolaphobe"

    10/14/2014 1:40:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 10-14-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know what? I'm afraid I'm going to end up being called an Ebolaphobe, and I'm Ebolaphobic. I fully expect the Regime to drag that term out. You wait. It's going to happen. Because they're going to get tired, the CDC director, all these people are going to get tired of everybody commenting on the fact that they don't know what they're doing. Or commenting on their lack of preparedness. Or commenting on their precious protocols that supersede everything, until they change the protocols, which they just did. And the Regime, as we all know, leftists just can't stand...