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  • Former Catholic college student sues school after they refused to move out her 'sex-crazed' roommate

    03/04/2012 5:32:51 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    The Dail Mail ^ | March 3, 2012 | Hannah Roberts
    A former student at a Roman Catholic college has filed a lawsuit against the school, after ending up with a roommate who she says repeatedly made love with her boyfriend in their shared room. Lindsay Blankmeyer, 21, claims the college in Easton, Massachusetts didn't do enough to help her when she complained about her roommate Laura Sidla's overactive sex-life. Blankmeyer suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder before she enrolled at Stonehill College, the lawsuit alleges, but was driven into a suicidal depression after school officials failed to offer her reasonable alternative accommodation. Suing: Former student at a Roman Catholic...
  • Gun Talk Radio 2/4/12

    03/04/2012 5:03:11 PM PST · by mylife · 66 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 2/4/12 | tom gresham
      03/04/12~~07:00 CST Listen to the Podcast Hereor the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • Baby Found in Field Among Dead Family Members Dies in Hospital

    03/04/2012 3:09:29 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/4/2012 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN
    The toddler found among the bodies of her family members in a field outside a home in New Pekin, Ind., that was flattened by a powerful tornado, died today of traumatic brain injuries. Twenty-month-old Angel Babcock was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, where she was placed on life support.
  • Flukes Testimony

    03/04/2012 1:54:02 PM PST · by Netizen · 114 replies · 2+ views
    Law Students for Reprodutive Justice ^ | March 2012 | Sandra Fluke
    This is the html version of the file Page 1 Leader Pelosi, Members of Congress, good morning, and thank you for calling this hearing on women’s health and allowing me to testify on behalf of the women who will benefit from the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage regulation. Myname is Sandra Fluke, and I’m a third year student at Georgetown Law, a Jesuit school. I’m also a past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice or LSRJ. I’d like to acknowledge my fellow LSRJ members and allies and all of the student activists with us and thank them...
  • Woodruff Park to close for repairs of protest damage [Occupiers cause more than $30,000 in damage]

    03/04/2012 11:27:44 AM PST · by grundle · 4 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 1, 2012 | Mike Morris
    Woodruff Park will be closed next week for work crews to repair damage that city officials said was done by Occupy Atlanta protesters. The downtown park will be closed for up to two months, AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB reported. Parks Commissioner George Dusenbury told WSB that the park will be closed for at least two months. He told the station that repairs to the park's damaged irrigation and electrical systems will cost more than $30,000. Dusenbury said the park "took a lot of abuse" during the encampment by the protesters, which began on Oct. 6 and culminated in the...
  • The Politically Incorrect Democrats and Their Inept Staffers. (Vanity)

    03/04/2012 11:11:08 AM PST · by CitizenM · 4 replies
    3/4/2012 | Self
    This is for everyone, but particularly for Freepers in Virginia where Tim Kaine is running for the Senate. (Please observe my sarcasm.) There is a website, , that targets Rush Limbaugh and offers a petition demanding that Limbaugh apologizes to Sandra Fluke for his description of her. Which, we all know he has done (being the gentleman that he is, unlike Liberal/Democrat media commentators and journalists who spewed vile slang terms when they referred to Palin and Ingram). We have yet to hear those Liberals apologize, but I digress. On the site, it is the claim that Limbaugh (on...
  • Paul: Limbaugh apologized for personal gain

    03/04/2012 10:57:08 AM PST · by South40 · 61 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 4, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul said an apology by conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke for calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" was not sincere, and was made only because it best served Limbaugh. On CBS News' "Face the Nation," the Texas congressman told host Bob Schieffer that Limbaugh's apology "was in his best interest." "He's doing it because some people were taking their advertisements off of his program. It was his bottom line he was concerned about," Paul said.
  • A Child Has Been Found Who Police Believe To Be Missing Boy

    03/04/2012 9:14:03 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 30 replies
    Carlsbad police said they believe they found Samuel Jones in a hole in a yard of a nearby home at about 7 a.m. Sunday. The boy had last been seen at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said the hole was about 30-feet deep with an opening of about three feet.The Carlsbad Fire Department and a local mine rescue team were assisting in the rescue operation. The child's condition was unknown. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
  • Open letter to all Conservative radio talk show hosts in re: Limbaugh (vanity rant)

    03/04/2012 8:45:56 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 46 replies
    n/a ^ | 3-4-12 | Texas Eagle
    Dear Conservative Radio Talk Show Host, As an avid listener of Conservative talk radio, I know there is no small amount of competition nor an eagerness to separate yourself from the pack. And, in this attempt, it is unfortunately not unheard of for one host to revel in the misfortune of another. I believe the scientific term is "schadenfreude". Or is it "freudenschade"? I forget. No matter. You know what I mean. And, more importantly, you know who your are. You must all be aware by now that your every word is being monitored by left-wing agitators in hopes of...
  • 10 ways Windows 8 beats the iPad

    03/04/2012 4:19:33 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 69 replies
    MSNBC Gadgetbox ^ | 03/03/2012 | Mark Spoonauer
    Windows 8 is now available for anyone to download, and it already shows a ton of potential. In fact, Microsoft’s bold new OS, which reminds us a lot of Windows Phone, outshines the iPad in some key areas. Granted, there were things we didn’t like in our Windows 8 Consumer Preview — and the iPad 3 or iPad HD is just around the corner — but there’s no question that Apple will soon have a real fight on its hands. Here are the top 10 ways Windows 8 is better than the iPad right now. ( is a joint venture...
  • Howie Carr thread week of March 4, 2012

    03/03/2012 10:21:29 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies ^ | 3/4/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column
  • Nine animals running for mayor of Divide

    03/03/2012 10:26:39 AM PST · by khelus · 28 replies
    TheColoradoConnection-Fox21 ^ | February 25, 2011 | Abbie Burke
    DIVIDE, COLO. -- Republican Presidential hopefuls are busy campaigning for their party's nomination, but in one small Colorado city, the campaigning is being done for mayor - and the candidates aren't exactly human. Nine animal candidates are running for mayor of Divide, a small city on the west side of Pikes Peak. The election is actually a fundraiser for the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter. Each vote costs $1, with all proceeds going toward renovations and expansion for the shelter. . . .
  • Three Occupy Oakland Protesters Charged with Hate Crimes (Reign of Terror Continues)

    03/03/2012 10:25:02 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 3, 2012 | Emmett Berg
    Three Occupy Oakland Protesters Charged with Hate Crimes (Reuters) - Three Occupy Oakland protesters accused of surrounding and taunting a woman before stealing her wallet were charged on Friday with robbery and hate crimes, authorities said. Michael Davis, 32, Nneka Crawford, 23, and Randolph Wilkins, 24, confronted the woman on the streets of Oakland in February after she told them not to riot in her neighborhood, the Oakland Police said in a written release. "She was surrounded by three protestors and battered as they yelled vulgar epithets regarding their perception of her sexual orientation," Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said....
  • NFL: Saints defense had 'bounty' fund

    03/02/2012 2:41:59 PM PST · by toast · 65 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 2, 2012 | Adam Schefter
    Between 22 and 27 defensive players on the New Orleans Saints, as well as defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, maintained a "bounty" program funded primarily by players in violation of NFL rules during the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons, the NFL announced Friday.
  • Illegal immigrant pleads with lawmakers Bill targets illegal immigration, drunk driving

    03/02/2012 4:40:27 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WWLP 22News ^ | 02 Mar 2012 | Christine Lee
    BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Sujapa, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, pleaded with lawmakers Tuesday to reject a bill that targets illegal immigration. “It’s dangerous for me to say, but the reality is that families come here because it’s a life or death situation at home. We risk dying if we stay and the alternative is to come here,” said Sujapa, who would only give her first name.
  • Government offers Mass. fishermen money not to fish

    03/02/2012 1:58:05 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 12 replies ^ | 3/1/12 | wire report
    BOSTON(AP)— The federal government is paying Massachusetts sport fishermen to give up their fishing licenses for a year. Federal officials tell The Boston Globe that the offer isn't about reducing fishing, but is part of an experiment to calculate the loss if an environmental disaster forced sport fishing to stop.
  • Good news: Obama using the word “teabaggers” now!! (May, 2010)

    03/02/2012 11:46:48 AM PST · by God luvs America · 22 replies
    HotAir ^ | Allahpundit
    In Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” President Obama is quoted in an interview saying that the unanimous vote of House Republicans vote against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year … That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.”
  • Neanderthals were ancient mariners

    03/02/2012 10:22:47 AM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 29 February 2012 | Michael Marshall
    IT LOOKS like Neanderthals may have beaten modern humans to the seas. Growing evidence suggests our extinct cousins criss-crossed the Mediterranean in boats from 100,000 years ago - though not everyone is convinced they weren't just good swimmers. Neanderthals lived around the Mediterranean from 300,000 years ago. Their distinctive "Mousterian" stone tools are found on the Greek mainland and, intriguingly, have also been found on the Greek islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos. That could be explained in two ways: either the islands weren't islands at the time, or our distant cousins crossed the water somehow. Now, George Ferentinos of...
  • Woman called 'slut' by Limbaugh is 'stunned, outraged'

    03/02/2012 10:07:46 AM PST · by South40 · 271 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/2/2012 | Halimah Abdullah
    The ongoing debate over birth control took a particularly nasty turn recently when conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” for speaking out about the issue. Fluke, a birth control activist, spoke with TODAY’s Matt Lauer about Limbaugh’s comments and the failure of a GOP-sponsored amendment that would have allowed employers at religious institutions to opt out of providing contraception in health plans.
  • Massive Carbon Release Shrinks Horses to Size of House Cats

    03/02/2012 9:03:13 AM PST · by null and void · 33 replies
    An illustration of the earliest-known horse, Sifrhippus, dwarfed next to a modern domestic horse. Courtesy of Danielle Byerley, Florida Museum of Natural HistoryAs scientists continue developing climate change projection models, paleontologists studying an extreme short-term global warming event have discovered direct evidence about how mammals respond to rising temperatures. In a study appearing in Science February 24, 2012, researchers from eight institutions, led by scientists from the University of Florida and University of Nebraska, found a correlation between temperature and body size in mammals by following the evolution of the earliest horses about 56 million years ago: As temperatures...
  • Romney appears poised to win state primary ("Santorum too conservative")

    03/02/2012 8:49:54 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Salem (MA) News | 3/2/12 | Alan Burke
    The nation and the world will be waiting for the results of the Super Tuesday primaries. But not so much the Massachusetts primary. "I didn't even know we were having one," joked Senate Majority Leader Fred Berry, D-Peabody. Piles of delegates will be allotted to the various contenders for president as 10 states hold primaries on Tuesday, including Massachusetts, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. The contests could determine who will be the Republican nominee in November. In states like Georgia and Ohio, the competition is expected to be fierce between the Republican candidates, former...
  • Obama 'on Lin bandwagon' long before Knicks (Me: The Braggart-in-Chief strikes again)

    03/02/2012 4:50:47 AM PST · by The G Man · 10 replies · 240+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/12 | NY Post Staff
    President Obama was not as shocked by Linsanity as some. In a podcast with, Obama said he had some advanced scouting on the Knicks breakout star from one of his advisers. “And I knew about Jeremy before you did, or everybody else did, because Arne Duncan, my secretary of education, was captain of the Harvard team,” Obama said of Jeremy Lin’s alma mater. (SNIP)
  • Here's the true, reliably sourced info about Barack Obama that wikipedia doesn't want you to know

    03/01/2012 9:41:53 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies · 243+ views
    ==Barack Obama's lies, cronyism, non-transparency, warmongering, lawbreaking, and unconstitutional actions== ===Notable non-Cabinet positions=== In February 2009, U.S. Senator [[Robert Byrd]] (D-West Virginia) expressed concern that Obama's dozens of czars might violate the U.S. Constitution, because they were not approved by the U.S. Senate.[ Byrd: Obama in power grab], Politico, February 5, 2009 U.S. Senator [[Russ Feingold]] (D-Wisconsin) expressed a similar concern in September 2009.[ Feingold questions Obama 'czars'],, September 16, 2009 In September 2009, Obama's green czar [[Van Jones]] resigned after conservatives pointed out that he was a self described "[[communist]]" and had blamed [[George W. Bush]] for the...
  • How to Build a Speech-Jamming Gun (SpeechJammer: Artificial Speech Disturbance)

    03/01/2012 9:37:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies · 107+ views
    Technology Review ^ | 03/01/2012 | kfc
    How to Build a Speech-Jamming Gun Japanese researchers build a gun capable of stopping speakers in mid-sentence. The drone of speakers who won't stop is an inevitable experience at conferences, meetings, cinemas, and public libraries. Today, Kazutaka Kurihara at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tskuba and Koji Tsukada at Ochanomizu University, both in Japan, present a radical solution: a speech-jamming device that forces recalcitrant speakers into submission. The idea is simple. Psychologists have known for some years that it is almost impossible to speak when your words are replayed to you with a delay of...

    03/01/2012 8:55:56 PM PST · by TBP · 82 replies · 161+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 1, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    When an individual passes away, regardless of his of her ideological positions, one would expect he or she would receive respect. In the case of new media mogul Andrew Breitbart, who died early in the morning on Thursday, there has been a surge of vile commentary spewing across the Twitterverse. From comparisons to Hitler to individuals tweeting that they are content the pundit has passed, the messages are disturbing at best.
  • Obama administration favors interests of plaintiffs' lawyers, says critic

    03/01/2012 6:26:07 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 1 replies · 1+ views
    A lawyer for the Washington Legal Foundation said the Obama administration "tends to favor the interests of plaintiffs' lawyers who want more opportunities to sue corporations." Richard Samp made the remarks following the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection ...
  • Arlington Democrat Delegate Brink calls prolife supporters "buffoons"

    03/01/2012 10:59:41 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    email from FF
    Action Alert: Have you had enough? The relentless rhetorical onslaught against your values continues in Richmond, and just when you thought liberals couldn’t stoop any lower comes the diatribe on the House floor on Monday by Delegate Robert Brink (D-48, Arlington). According to Brink, legislators who support your values in the face of media ridicule – the sanctity of human life, the importance of marriage and religious liberty – are “ignorant, backward-looking buffoons.” They must be, according to Brink, because Saturday Night Live says so! Implied, of course, is that you too are buffoons, because you dare believe that an...

    03/01/2012 1:25:44 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 11 replies · 2+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | March 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    During this pivotal and vital election season I have been thinking deeply about our nation, its roots and foundation and the principles it was founded and prospered upon. Earlier I wrote an essay entitled, "America at the Crossroads of History," in keeping with my thoughts and concerns. As I have listened to the various candidates explain their positions and plans, I took some time to write down what I would espouse and what policies I would pursue if I were elected President and had a House and Senate elected in the majority who were of a like mind and who...
  • Debt Off-the-Charts-"the economy, according to the CBO, shuts down in 2027 on this path.”

    03/01/2012 3:30:35 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 5 replies · 5+ views
    point of view dot net ^ | 3 1 12 | kerby anderson
    According to Mark Steyn, the latest White House budget document should scare just about anyone concerned about the national debt. Apparently, there is a chart in the appendix on “Publicly Held Debt Under 2013 Budget Policy Projections.” According to Steyn, “It is a straight line going straight up before disappearing off the top right-hand corner of the graph in the year 2084 and continuing northeast straight through your eye socket, out the back of your skull.” This graph, I might mention, is not one drawn by one of those doom-and-gloom economists or pop culture doomsayers. This is the “official Oval...
  • Teen Boy was Set on Fire; Police Investigating Hate Crime

    03/01/2012 3:30:28 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 29 replies · 12+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 1st, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    In an interview with KMBC, the mother said her son heard "This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy." Those are the words that a 13-year-old boy allegedly heard right before he was set on fire. The victims mother, in an interview with KLTV is reporting that the young man was aware that he was being followed home.
  • Chinese hackers took over NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Inspector General reveals

    03/01/2012 3:05:47 PM PST · by Doogle · 23 replies · 4+ views
    FOX ^ | 03/01/12 | FOXNEWS
    Chinese hackers gained control over NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in November, which could have allowed them delete sensitive files, add user accounts to mission-critical systems, upload hacking tools, and more -- all at a central repository of U.S. space technology, according to a report released Wednesday afternoon by the Office of the Inspector General. That report revealed scant details of an ongoing investigation into the incident against the Pasadena, Calif., lab, noting only that cyberattacks against the JPL involved Chinese-based Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Paul K. Martin, NASA’s inspector general, put his conclusions bluntly. “The attackers had full functional...
  • Goodbye, Andrew

    03/01/2012 1:46:21 PM PST · by cartan · 25 replies · 3+ views
    National Review ^ | 2012-03-01 | Michael Walsh
    In the war against the institutional Left, Andrew Breitbart was the Right’s Achilles; the bravest of all the warriors, now fallen on the plain. There was no combat in which he would not engage, no battle—however small—he would not join with glee, and no outcome acceptable except total victory. His unexpected death last night at the young age of 43 is not the end of his crusade, but its beginning. No figure on our side was more despised in the whited sepulchers of the media/academic/political Left, and Breitbart wore their loathing as a daily badge of honor. His refusal to...
  • FCC urged to close LightSquared case

    03/01/2012 12:59:05 PM PST · by pabianice · 1 replies · 5+ views
    AOPA ^ | 3/1/12 | Namowitz
    The Federal Communications Commission should proceed with plans to suspend LightSquared’s authorization to build a wireless network that threatens the GPS system, and “expeditiously bring the administrative process to a close,” said AOPA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). The two associations, in joint comments filed Feb. 29, urged the FCC to proceed with its announced plans to vacate LightSquared’s authorization to build a mobile-satellite network dependent on ground transmissions shown by tests to overwhelm the much weaker adjacent GPS signals. The FCC had called for a new round of comments in the case Feb. 15 when issuing a...
  • Janitor Turned Owner Rescues Failing Ohio Factory (A Vet - This will give you goose bumps)

    03/01/2012 11:24:20 AM PST · by Islander7 · 6 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 1, 2012 | By Aaron Task
    Tony Lee always dreamed of owning his own business and sending his kids to college. Today, he's co-owner of Ring Masters, a company that makes engine rings for industrial use, and his daughter is heading to college next fall. Tony is hoping she'll be the first college graduate in the family. Tony has achieved some of the biggest goals he set out for himself and his family, which are impressive, given he grew up in a low-income neighborhood with limited opportunities and never went to college. But what's even more inspiring is Tony Lee's journey to get there. After leaving...
  • Commanding Officer of VQ-1 Relieved (another one. sigh)

    03/01/2012 11:12:36 AM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies · 26+ views
    WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (NNS) -- The commander of Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, relieved the commanding officer of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1 from command Feb. 27. Vice Adm. Allen G. Myers relieved Cmdr. Jeffrey P. Wissel from command while allegations of personal misconduct are investigated. Cmdr. David R. Suave, the executive officer of VQ-1, has assumed command pending the outcome of the investigation. Wissel has been temporarily assigned to the staff of Commander, Navy Region Northwest. VQ-1 is based at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.
  • Liberals celebrate death of Andrew Breitbart

    03/01/2012 8:32:27 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 81 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington ^ | March 1, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    As news broke this morning of the tragic death of Conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, liberals celebrated the news on Twitter. The most influencial tweet came from Slate's Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), who tweeted: "Conventions around dead people are ridiculous. The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead."
  • Liberals celebrate death of Andrew Breitbart

    03/01/2012 8:32:11 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington ^ | March 1, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    As news broke this morning of the tragic death of Conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, liberals celebrated the news on Twitter. The most influencial tweet came from Slate's Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), who tweeted: "Conventions around dead people are ridiculous. The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead."
  • Next-Gen Paleontology: Star Trek-like Technology, Robotic Dinosaurs

    03/01/2012 8:16:56 AM PST · by null and void · 2 replies
    Researchers are bringing the latest technological advancements in 3-D printing to the study of ancient life. Using scale models of real fossils, for the first time, they will be able to test hypotheses about how dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals moved and lived in their environments. “Technology in paleontology hasn't changed in about 150 years,” said Drexel University paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. “We use shovels and pickaxes and burlap and plaster. It hasn't changed — until right now.”3-D printing technology in paleontology
Lacovara has begun creating 3-D scans of giant dinosaur...
  • Wife Says Christy Mihos Is Addicted To Prostitutes, Porn Stars (MA GOP, ind. gov candidate)

    03/01/2012 8:13:25 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 22 replies · 8+ views
    WBZ ^ | 2/29/12 | Kathy Curran
    BOSTON (CBS) – Christy Mihos is known as the Brockton born businessman and outspoken Turnpike Authority member who made two unsuccessful runs for governor, but a report obtained by the I-Team exposes a man capable of death threats who is addicted to hiring women for sex. According to his wife Andrea, money problems and allegations of an addiction to hiring prostitutes, strippers and porn stars for sex, fueled an argument that ended in a domestic assault last week near the couples’ oceanfront home in Stuart, Florida. The report states that during a fight in the car, Christy Mihos told Andrea...
  • Girl Scouts to Sell Thin Mint-Inspired Candy Bars

    03/01/2012 8:13:27 AM PST · by Kartographer · 15 replies ^ | 3/1/12 | Zoe Bain
    It’s been a busy year for Girl Scout Cookies. First, the Girl Scout organization introduced a brand new cookie for its 100-year anniversary, called Savannah Smiles, and now it’s officially been confirmed that the organization will come out with a cookie-themed candy bar later this year. According to, a commenter on the website Reddit posted a picture of a Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bar on Monday. Netizens throughout the country were extremely excited by the possibility of a Girl Scout Candy bar, but also skeptical about the bar’s existence.
  • NCAA: Don't bring Fighting Sioux name to playoffs

    03/01/2012 2:02:29 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dale Wetzel
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- University of North Dakota teams risk forfeiting any post-season games if their athletes, cheerleaders or band wear or display the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and American Indian head logo, an NCAA official said Wednesday. Bernard Franklin, an NCAA executive vice president, said in a letter to university provost Paul LeBel that the university "must forfeit competition" if "it has not adhered to this requirement" in any post-season games that UND teams have been invited to play in. "We ask that the university take measures to minimize or eliminate the presence of the imagery or nickname brought to...
  • Herman Cain and Jackie Gingrich Cushman in TN This Week

    02/29/2012 2:25:15 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 9 replies · 1+ views
    February 29, 2012 | Andrew Ogles/EMail
    PUBLIC SCHEDULE Herman Cain / Jackie Gingrich Cushman Bus Tour Friday 3/2 FRANKLIN, TN 5:30pm Central - Franklin: VIP Dinner at Zolo's 20 attendees (possible donor opportunity) Contact Monty Lankford for Reservations - 615-498-3328 7:00pm Central - Franklin City Club, public reception / rally 130 9th Ave South, Franklin Tn 37064 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Saturday 3/3 CHATTANOOGA, TN Contact Charles Harvey 703-309-6948 9:30am - 10:00am Eastern - Chattanooga: VIP Kick Off at Gingrich Head Quarters (Meet n Greet / Load Bus) 1 Park Place, Lee Hwy, Ste 300 Chattanooga TN FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC...
  • French (Socialist) Candidate Calls for Top Tax of 75 Percent

    02/29/2012 7:33:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 02/28/2012
    François Hollande, the Socialist Party frontrunner for the French presidency, announced a tax plan Monday that would see taxes on the wealthy rise dramatically if he is elected this spring. Speaking on TF1 television, Hollande proposed a 75 percent tax on income over €1 million ($1.34 million), a huge jump from the current top rate of 40 percent. "I can announce here that above €1 million (per year), the tax rate should be 75 percent, because it's not possible to have that level of income," said Hollande, who added that he did not accept "excessive wealth." Hollande has consistently held...
  • Obama vows to buy a Chevy Volt in five years

    02/29/2012 7:27:19 PM PST · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 2/28/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama, speaking to a raucous crowd of United Auto Workers activists, vowed to buy a Chevrolet Volt electric car in "five years" — just as soon as his presidency is over. "I got to get inside a brand-new Chevy Volt fresh off the line," Obama said about a recent visit to a Detroit Chevy factory. "Even though Secret Service wouldn't let me drive it. But I liked sitting in it. It was nice. I'll bet it drives real good. And five years from now when I'm not president anymore, I'll buy one and drive it myself."
  • Wyoming rejects plan to buy aircraft carrier in case U.S. fell apart ("Doomsday Bill")

    02/29/2012 7:18:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1+ views
    DVICE ^ | Feb 29, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Wyoming rejects plan to buy aircraft carrier in case U.S. fell apart When the zombie apocalypse is upon us, we'll look back on how legislators from the land-locked state of Wyoming were mocked for wanting to buy an aircraft carrier. The carrier was just one part of a so-called "Doomsday Bill," which explored emergency scenarios in the event of the United States collapsing. In addition to suggesting the purchase of an aircraft carrier, the bill called for $15,000 in funding to investigate how Wyoming might acquire airplanes, enact a draft for all branches of the military, obtain and distribute food...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sunday March 4 on FoX 2:30 PM ET

    02/29/2012 5:54:38 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 184 replies · 1+ views
    The Pit Crew
    Welcome to the..... FRESH FIT 500 (Click on the Pics, Graphics, & Links for related news & info.) Current Cup driver standings In need of refreshments? February Event Weekend Schedule Fresh Fit 500 Entry List
  • Mormon Church posthumously baptized slain journalist Daniel Pearl

    02/29/2012 4:01:46 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 64 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 29, 2012 | Ricardo Lopez
    In yet another public relations embarrassment for the Mormon Church, a Utah researcher has discovered that slain Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl was posthumously baptized last year in a serious breach of church protocol.According to records, Pearl, who is Jewish, was baptized "by proxy" last summer in a Twin Falls, Idaho, temple -- much to the surprise of his parents, who learned of the event this week. Reached by phone, Pearl's mother, Ruth, said she and her husband were dismayed when informed of the ceremony by a reporter from the Boston Globe, which first reported the news. "We realize that the...
  • Linux Fans Gorge on Raspberry Pi ($35 PC is a smash hit!)

    02/29/2012 3:42:35 PM PST · by bigbob · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Tech News World ^ | 2-29-12 | Richard Adhikari
    Raspberry Pi is the name given to an ultra-low-cost computer that went on sale recently for just $35. The bare-bones PC, which is built to run a few different flavors of Linux, is capable of hooking up to a mouse, keyboard, HDTV and Ethernet. Initial interest has been strong -- the first batch quickly sold out. Frantic buyers cleaned out the shelves of two UK retailers offering a small US$35 Linux computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
  • PayPal Changes Customer Identity Program, Amends Privacy Policy (no rights, no more privacy online)

    02/29/2012 11:41:51 AM PST · by STARWISE · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Auction Bytes ^ | 2-27-12 | Ina Steiner
    PayPal is making changes to its privacy policy that will go into effect on April 1, 2012. The online payments unit of eBay is also adding extensively to its "Identity Authentication" section that all buyers and sellers must agree to as part of the User Agreement. PayPal said it was making changes to its Customer Identification program "as a result of changes in the law." Somewhat ironically, an alert reader noticed that PayPal users are unable to opt-out of AdChoice, a program that allows PayPal and other eBay entities to share information about visitors' past activities with its partners in...
  • Liz Warren (D-Hollywood) in "The Elitist"

    02/29/2012 11:26:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies
    MA State GOP ^ | 2/29/12 | raccoonradio
    She represents Cher but will she represent Mass.? New spot points out the candidate for U.S. Senate from MA who has big Hollywood money on her much for being one of the 99 per cent, eh, Liz? Winner of the award for Hypocrisy it's The Elitist (sadly NOT a silent movie...) MA State GOP spot