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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 http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/statement-Congress-letterhead-2nd%20hearing.pdf. 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, kaineforva.com , 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. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture...
  • Howie Carr thread week of March 4, 2012

    03/03/2012 10:21:29 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 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
    itemlive.com ^ | 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...