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  • New Zealand passport robot tells applicant of Asian descent to open eyes

    12/07/2016 10:22:44 AM PST · by DFG · 17 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 12/07/2016 | Reuters
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed. Richard Lee's attempt to renew his passport was blocked after he submitted the picture to an online passport photo checker run by New Zealand's department of internal affairs. The automated system told the 22-year-old engineering student the photo was invalid because his eyes were closed, even though they were clearly open, according to a copy of the notification posted on social media site Facebook. "No hard feelings on my part, I've always had very...
  • Caption this photo.. [Vanity]

    10/23/2016 9:49:57 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 72 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | October 23, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    Okay FReepers, Caption this photo:
  • FCC beefs up emergency cellphone alerts (to now incl photos & spanish text)

    09/29/2016 12:29:02 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 09/29/2016 | Tali Arbel
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEC_CELLPHONE_EMERGENCY_ALERTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-09-29-14-17-38 Sep 29, 2:38 PM EDT FCC beefs up emergency cellphone alerts By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- The federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September. The Federal Communications Commission approved a measure Thursday that will let messages be up to four times longer than the current 90-character limit. Cellphone companies will have to support Spanish messages under the new rules. The changes will also let officials target messages more narrowly and include links in messages. The...
  • JIHAD IN MUNICH: Photo of Muslim Mass-Murderer

    07/23/2016 7:46:52 AM PDT · by wtd · 22 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | July 23, 2016 | Pastorius
    image: Ali Sonobly, Orphan of a Widow
  • New software to help you ‘time travel’

    07/22/2016 7:22:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Scientists have developed a new system that can let you imagine how you would look with a different hairstyle and colour, or in another time period, age or country. After uploading an input photo, you type in a search term — such as “curly hair,” “India” or “1930s,” researchers said. The software’s algorithms search Internet photo collections for similar images in that category and seamlessly map the person’s face onto the results, they said. The system called Dreambit developed by researchers from University of Washington in the U.S. lets a person imagine how they would look with a different hairstyle...
  • West Point Photo Inquiry Clears Cadets

    05/11/2016 6:31:20 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 62 replies
    UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT, NEW YORK ^ | 10 May 2016 | Robert L. Caslen, Jr. Lieutenant General, US Army Superintendent
    Members of the United States Corps of Cadets, the Long Gray Line, Ladies and Gentlemen: I know that you are all acutely aware of the recent photo that has garnered the national spotlight by showing a group of cadets posing in full dress uniform with their fists raised.
  • LOOK: Obama’s Appeasing Of ISIS Not Working; They Post Photo Of Him

    05/11/2016 3:29:48 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 43 replies
    Following the news today that US elite forces had executed ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf, ISIS supporters threatened to kill President Obama online. Vocativ reported: Shaken by a daring U.S. military strike deep in ISIS territory, supporters of the extremist organization were vowing revenge for the killing of senior leader Abu Sayyaf or claiming the special operations mission never took place, a Vocativ analysis reveals. “If they took Abu Sayyaf, we will take Obama,” one ISIS supporter posted in the hours after the raid, which took place near the eastern Syrian city of al-Amr. Translation: If your goal is killing Abu...
  • Man arrested after taking pictures inside Callahan Tunnel (Boston)

    04/14/2016 3:52:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | Cheryl Fiandaca
    BOSTON (WHDH) - Police have arrested a man caught taking photos inside the Callahan Tunnel. According to investigators, the suspect claimed it was simple photography, but police are not taking any chances. Massachusetts State Police said they found Muhammad Mamun taking photos inside the tunnel at 5 a.m. on Sunday. "How could taking pictures put me in such a situation?" Mamun said. "People take pictures of Bunker Hill, they don't get arrested. Why did I get arrested?"
  • Belgian Authorities Release Photo of 3 Suspects at Brussels Airport

    03/22/2016 10:03:46 AM PDT · by Syncro · 57 replies
    foxnews (Outnumbered) ^ | Mar 22, 2016 | Staff
    Surveillance cameras captured images of three suspected terrorists in the moments before twin blasts rocked Brussels' Zaventem Airport.The men can be seen pushing baggage carts in the terminal where at least 14 people were killed and dozens were injured in the bombings.Catherine Herridge pointed out on "Outnumbered" that the two men on the left can be seen wearing gloves on one hand.She noted that is often seen in suicide bombings, as gloves can be used to conceal a detonator switch that is attached or taped to an attacker's hand. Read Full Article
  • Cruz Campaign Pushes Photoshopped Image of Rubio Shaking Hands with Obama

    02/18/2016 3:34:56 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 234 replies
    Mediate ^ | 02/18/16 | Alex Griswold
          The Marco Rubio campaign is livid Thursday after the Ted Cruz campaign released a website that includes a photoshopped image of their candidate shaking hands with President Barack Obama. Cruz’s website “The Real Rubio Record” ironically features a very unreal image of Rubio smiling ecstatically while shaking Obama’s hand. “The Rubio-Obama Trade Pact” the text ominously reads, a reference to Rubio’s support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Cruz website also features a photoshopped image of Rubio smiling while leaning on a business sign reading “Closed.” Among the red flags that the image is fake… who shakes with their left hand? Certainly not the...
  • This Photo of a Potato Sold for Over $1,000,000

    01/22/2016 6:56:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    petapixel.com ^ | 01/21/2016 | MIchael Zhang
    The photo, titled "Potato #345 (2010)," is by photographer Kevin Abosch, who charges huge fees to shoot portraits of famous business people in the Silicon Valley tech industry. Business Insider reports that Abosch's "iconic black backdrop" portraits have become a sort of status symbol among the elites of business and entertainment — the rich and famous pay over $150,000 for a photo shoot with Abosch, and up to $500,000 if commercial usage is included. In addition to shooting pricey portraits, Abosch is also a fine art photographer, and that’s how the potato photo came about. "Kevin likes potatoes because they,...
  • Caption This

    12/12/2015 12:02:33 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 65 replies
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly's 'UFO' photo generates extraterrestrial buzz

    11/21/2015 12:58:19 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 52 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 21, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    The truth is out there . . . maybe. A photo tweeted by astronaut Scott Kelly is generating plenty of extraterrestrial buzz. Kelly, who recently broke the U.S. record for most days in space, tweeted the picture taken from the International Space Station Sunday.
  • Look At The 1 Photo Of Ted Cruz During The Debate That Has Everyone Talking

    10/29/2015 3:48:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 119 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 29, 2015 | Jack Davis
    "What this photograph demonstrates is that..." There was lightning and thunder in his words and eyes when Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was lashing out at the liberal media during Wednesday night's debate. There was a whole different picture during a break, when Cruz spent some happy moments with his daughters Caroline and Catherine. A picture of Cruz with the two girls was uploaded to Twitter, where voters got a glimpse of the man behind the message. Wonderful photo of @tedcruz loving on his sweet daughters during a break in the action. #GOPDebate pic.twitter.com/cCt3GXZQJg- Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett)...
  • New Pluto photo.. Majestic Mountains and Frozen Plains (Wow!)

    09/17/2015 5:26:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    John Hopkins ^ | 9/17/15
    Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured a near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto's horizon. The smooth expanse of the informally named Sputnik Planum (right) is flanked to the west (left) by rugged mountains up to 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) high, including the informally named Norgay Montes in the foreground and Hillary Montes on the skyline. The backlighting highlights more than a dozen layers of haze in Pluto's tenuous but distended atmosphere. The image...
  • Pentagon Releases Photo of Angry Netanyahu

    07/22/2015 1:55:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/21/15 | Daniel Halpe
    The Pentagon is illustrating Defense Secretary Ash Carter's trip to Israel with a picture of any angry-looking Benjamin Netanyahu. The picture is available on the Defense Department's website:The caption reads, "U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, following a meeting to discuss matters of mutual importance in Jerusalem, July 21, 2015."The photo was taken by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen.
  • TSA blasted for tweeting photo of traveler's cash; 'And you wonder why nobody trusts you people'

    06/30/2015 10:16:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 6/30/15 | Chelsea Schilling
    The Transportation Security Administration is getting an earful from angry Americans after the agency’s spokeswoman tweeted a photo of the contents of a traveler’s suitcase – $75,000 in cash – for all the world to see on Tuesday. “If you had $75,000, is this how you’d transport it? Just asking! TSA @ RIC spotted this traveler’s preferred method,” tweeted Lisa Farbstein, TSA spokeswoman at headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The public reaction was fierce and included some of the following comments: So … taxpayers are paying you to tweet photos of their luggage? image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/06/TSA_Lisa_Farbstein.png TSA_Lisa_Farbstein What other perfectly legal possessions...
  • Alert: Freedom of Panorama Under Threat in Europe

    06/20/2015 11:43:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | JUNE 20/2015 | Michael Zhang
    Should photographers be able to include copyrighted public building and sculptures in photos without having to worry about payment or permissions? The concept is called “freedom of panorama,” and it’s currently under attack over in Europe.
  • This Website Can Identify the Bird Species in a Photo

    06/08/2015 12:51:35 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | JUNE 07, 2015 | Michael Zhang
    If you’re interested at all in bird watching and photography, Merlin Bird Photo ID is a website you should add to your bookmarks. It’s a new website that can help you identify the species of the bird in your photograph.
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fired cop in racist photo: 'Good riddance'

    05/28/2015 8:51:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/27/15 | Fran Spielman
    .....Chicago Police Officers Jerome Finnigan, left, and Timothy McDermott with an unknown man in a photo believed to be taken between 1999 and 2003. | Court file photo Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday had two choice words for the now-fired Chicago Police officer who joined another former officer in posing with rifles as they stood over a black man lying on his belly with deer antlers on his head. “Good riddance.” “Let me be clear: That photo does not represent the values of the city of Chicago that we all share in common. It doesn’t represent the values of the...
  • Ladies and gentlemen, the worst Memorial Day photo ever

    05/25/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Courtesy of The Democrats (via Twitter), of course I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s almost as if whoever runs the Democrats’ Twitter account decided to take on a personal challenge of coming up with the most inappropriate photo imaginable for the day when the nation honors its war dead. It’s about fallen soldiers? Ha! Screw that! We’ll not only post a photo of our president instead, but we’ll show him eating ice cream with a goofy look on his face, while a bunch of sycophantic photographers click away like the lapdogs they are. Oh, and a...
  • PHOTO: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry Michelle O lunch

    04/17/2015 9:25:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    EAG News ^ | 04/17/15 | Kyle Olson
    He says it’s in compliance with the federal lunch rules championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. “The meal in this photo and other meals served by Portsmouth Public Schools meet nutritional and USDA requirements,” according to the food service coordinator. An unscientific poll by WAVY found 92.3 percent of respondents (10,138 people) did not believe the lunch was “acceptable.”
  • Texas Bill Limiting the Photography of Cops Dropped After ‘Loud’ Public Outcry

    04/12/2015 7:44:12 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 44 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/12/15 | Michael Zhang
    It was a month ago that a Texas lawmaker sparked a hoopla by proposing a bill that would limit the photography and filming of officers. If passed, anyone caught pointing a camera at an officer from within 25 feet could be charged with breaking the law.
  • What the Naked Eye Sees in the Night Sky Compared to What the Camera Can Capture

    04/05/2015 3:15:14 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/04/15 | Michael Zhang
    The Internet is teeming with photographs and videos of the starry night sky that dazzle the eyes and tickle the imagination, but have you ever wondered how the imagery compares to what photographer’s naked eye actually saw while the camera was taking a picture?
  • Texas Lawmaker Receiving Death Threats for His Bill That Limits Photographing Cops

    03/21/2015 8:31:12 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 68 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/21/15 | Michael Zhang
    Texas House of Representatives lawmaker Jason Villalba sparked quite a controversy earlier this month after proposing a bill that would make it illegal to photograph a police officer from within 25 feet. People were so angered by the idea that Villalba has received death threats from angry members of the public.
  • US State Dept posts photo touting Sharia over “man made law”

    03/15/2015 1:56:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/15/15 | Robert Spencer
    Screen shot 2015-03-13 at 09.38.36.jpgThe U.S. State Department clearly has a firm grasp of the reality of the jihad threat. Of course, it is bound as a matter of policy to deny and downplay that threat, so gaffes like this are bound to happen. “Internet gaffe by US government as UK extremist’s sharia law photo used in free speech ad,” by Martin Beckford and Abul Taher, Daily Mail, March 15, 2015: The US government has made a bizarre internet gaffe by posting a British Muslim extremist’s photograph of veiled women calling for sharia law, citing it as an inspirational example...
  • LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a Crime

    03/07/2015 6:47:19 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/07/15 | Michael Zhang
    Los Angeles has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement to three photographers after they were detained by LA County Sheriffs while taking pictures in public places. As part of the settlement, the city will also teach its sheriff deputies that photography is not a crime.
  • How Photoshop’s Sharpening Tools Work and How to Best Use Them (tutorial video)

    03/01/2015 7:16:28 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/01/15 | Michael Zhang
    Want a better understanding of how Photoshop’s sharpening filters work and how to best use them? Here’s a tutorial in which Photoshop expert Deke McClelland discusses using Photoshop’s features to bring out clearer details in your digital photographs. McClelland discusses all the sharpening filters found in the Sharpen menu in Photoshop (e.g. the one-click sharpening filters, Unsharp Mask, and Smart Sharpen), as well as the Sharpening panel found in Adobe Camera Raw.
  • Free Copy of the $60 Perfect Effects 9 by onOne Software

    02/27/2015 7:59:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/27/15 | Michael Zhang
    Heads up: you can currently download a free copy of onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 9. It’s a $60 program that can be used as a Photoshop or Lightroom plugin or as a standalone tool. Inside are customizable filters and hundreds of presets that allow you to quickly apply custom looks to your photos.
  • Multiple Camera Drones Were Lost for This Imagery of a Volcano’s Insides

    02/24/2015 8:28:59 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/24/15 | Michael Zhang
    Explorer Sam Cossman recently employed the help of multiple drones to capture photos and footage of the Marum Crater in an active volcano on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. He ended up losing multiple drones in the process, but he left the island with spectacular images that will help provide a better understanding of the volcano and the life that exists around it.
  • Non-profit worker who provoked fury with disrespectful Arlington photo tells how she lost her job...

    02/23/2015 5:14:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/22/15 | Pete D'amato
    Non-profit worker who provoked fury with disrespectful Arlington photo tells how she lost her job, can't date and now lives in fear For almost a year after Lindsey Stone was fired, she refused to leave the house. Her former employer, Life (Living Independently Forever) dismissed her in 2012 over a picture that a coworker had taken of her giving the finger at Arlington National Cemetery. The firing of both women came after an ardent online campaign that had flooded Life, which works with 'pretty high-functioning people with learning difficulties,' according to Stone, with emails. In addition to the firing, it...
  • Dr. Levatino’s sign at MFL says it all (vanity)

    01/25/2015 11:50:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    vanity | 1/25/2015 | vanity
  • Back in the Day Automobile Nostalgia.

    01/18/2015 10:43:20 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 28 replies
    IMGUR ^ | 1/18/2015 | Dallas59
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  • Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

    01/15/2015 10:01:22 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Jan 15,2015 | Michael Zhang
    When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen in a different form. When the iceberg gets flipped upside-down, it looks like a giant shiny piece of ice that’s the color of the surrounding water.
  • Study Finds that Men Who Share Selfies Online Show More Psychopathic Tendencies

    01/10/2015 6:54:52 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Jan 10,2015 | Michael Zhang
    Men who share selfies online are more likely to exhibit psychopathic tendencies. That’s what researchers are saying after conducting a lengthy study on the link between selfie-taking and certain personality traits. The research project was led by Ohio State University communication professor Jesse Fox, who also found that men who edit their selfies prior to uploading score even higher in narcissism and self-objectification.
  • The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

    01/08/2015 10:27:41 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 41 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Michael Zhang
    Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain fifty how-to videos showing how some of the most popular and fundamental edits are done in the photo editing program.
  • Today’s outrage: Sarah Palin posts photo of son standing on the family dog

    01/02/2015 5:51:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Is this an actual fake outrage, where partisans pretend to be offended at something to play up the supposed inhumanity of their opponents, or is it a fake fake outrage, where only a few even bother to pretend but the media seizes on it anyway because it’s a “controversy,” sort of, and they’re bored? For the moment, it looks like it’s being pushed not so much by American liberals but by foreign press — the Independent, an Irish newspaper, and the always buzz-hungry Daily Mail. Turns out Facebook commenters grumbling at a former VP nominee now qualifies as international...
  • Incredible photo of an F-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge

    10/22/2014 5:27:47 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 81 replies
    sploid ^ | 10/13/14 | Rick Shelton
    Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco.
  • Regulation Charges $125 for Photo Permit in Nashville Public Parks (Video)

    09/30/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Roger Susanin) -- A little-known Metro Parks & Recreation regulation requires people pay $125 for a permit to take photos or shoot video at Nashville public parks.
  • US Copyright Office: We Can’t Register a Monkey Selfie… Or One Taken by a God

    08/23/2014 12:29:58 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 23,2014 | DL Cade
    In its updated 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition” released yesterday, the US Copyright Office took the side of Wikimedia in their argument with nature photographer David Slater when the office wrote that they cannot register works by monkeys.
  • Dramatic Studio Portraits of Big Cats by NatGeo Photographer Vincent J Musi

    08/22/2014 2:28:39 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 22,2014 | DL Cade
    National Geographic‘s Vincent J Musi will quite literally do whatever it takes to get the animal portrait he’s looking for, including kneeling in urine while singing Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat?” to a growling Snow Leopard… hand gestures included.
  • Picture request: Years ago media swarming soldiers landing on a beach

    08/18/2014 8:35:21 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 13 replies
    8-18-14 | self
    Looking for a photo of media swarming all over a military unit that had just landed on a beach. It was years ago but was in color. Hopefully someone remembers that awful scene. Thanks!
  • Caption This Photo: Obama in Austin, Texas

    President Barack Obama stopped off for coffee at Magno9lia Cafe on Lake Austin Blvd. Thursday afternoon July 10, 2014, with University of Texas student Kinsey Button, 20, after she reached out to the President about concerns for her unemployed parents. Button was selected to introduce the president at his speech at the Paramount Theatre later in the day.
  • White House says photo ops have some value, after all

    07/11/2014 7:32:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/11/14 | Susan Crabtree
    The top White House spokesman on Friday tried to staunch a torrent of snarky commentary this week poking fun at President Obama´s assertion that he wasn´t interested in a border “photo op." Veteran CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller peppered White House press secretary Josh Earnest with questions about whether Obama really intended to eschew photo ops in general. “His view is that solving problems is most important, and solving problems is what somebody who´s exhibiting leadership is focused on,” Earnest said. “And that´s what the president was doing when he was in Dallas on Wednesday. It´s also what
  • Barack Obama to Press: I Don’t Need to Go to Border “I’m Not Interested in Photo Ops” (Video)

    07/09/2014 4:33:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    No photo ops for him.President Obama told the press on Wednesday that he did not need to got to the Texas border with Mexico to see the crisis firsthand. He didn’t need a photo-op. “You know Jeh Johnson went to the border, at my direction, five times. He went for the sixth this week… So there’s nothing that is going on there that I am not intimately aware of and briefed on. This isn’t theater. This is a problem. I’m not interested in photo ops. I’m interested in solving the problem.”
  • 6 Times Obama Used the Troops for Photo Ops

    05/26/2014 3:06:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/26/14 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, President Obama made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan after sneaking out of the White House on Saturday night. There, he spoke with Afghan president Hamid Karzai via phone, because Karzai refused to speak with Obama in person. Obama told the troops, “For many of you, this will be your last tour in Afghanistan… America’s war in Afghanistan will come to a responsible end.” Obama’s visit was marred by the White House’s release of the name of a top CIA officer in Afghanistan. He was in the country for under four hours. The conspicuous timing of Obama’s visit, directly...
  • ...Bobby Jindal’s wife rappels down a building with Robertsons from ‘Duck Dynasty’

    05/12/2014 11:53:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
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  • BDS Leader Posts ‘Overtly Threatening’ Photo to Facebook Violent images, death threats roil

    03/26/2014 8:46:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/26/14 | Adam Kredo
    A pro-Palestinian activist on the University of Michigan’s campus recently posted what experts described as “an overtly threatening” photo of himself wearing a traditional Arab headscarf and jamming a knife into a pineapple. The emergence of the photo comes just days after Palestinian activists on the University of Michigan’s campus leveled death threats and racial epithets at pro-Israel students who opposed a resolution to divest from Israel. Pro-Palestinian campus activists, angered by the student government’s recent decision to reject their divestment measure, leveled death threats at one student and have reportedly called other pro-Israel students “dirty Jew” and “kike.” The...
  • Houston's WWII sailor in famous kissing photo dies at 86

    03/14/2014 6:04:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3-14-14 | Craig Hlavaty
    Glenn Edward McDuffie, the young sailor from Houston who can be seen in one of the most iconic photos from the end of World War II, has died, according to family members. The Navy veteran was 86. McDuffie was 18 when he said he was captured in the famous kiss photo with nurse Edith Shain. “I heard someone running and stopping right in front of us. I raised my head up, and it was a photographer,” McDuffie told the Houston Chronicle in 2007. “I tried to get my hand out of the way so I wouldn’t block her face, and...
  • Plantation girl's emotional response to Obama hits news wires

    03/11/2014 5:12:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 10, 2014 | Anthony Man
    Freddi Newman, 16, of Plantation, was in the crowd Friday when President Barack Obama visited Coral Reef High School in southwest Miami-Dade County. The mostly student audience of 1,650 at the "mega magnet" school in the Richmond Heights community roared with excitement for the president.