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  • Fifty-two inmates dead in cartel prison battle in northeast Mexico

    02/11/2016 11:07:50 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    rueters ^ | Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:03am IST
    Fighting broke out before midnight in two areas of the Topo Chico prison between a faction of the brutal Zetas gang and another group, Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez said. "During the clash several prisoners set fire to the food storage and sleeping areas," Rodriguez told reporters. It was not immediately clear how the victims died but Rodriguez said there was no gunfire. Rodriguez said the situation had been brought under control at about 1:30 a.m.(0730 GMT) on Thursday and ruled out a prison break. Worried family members outside the prison at one point forced open the prison gates...
  • Bush Campaign Targets Rubio as ‘GOP Obama’ to Donors

    10/27/2015 1:37:52 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 17 replies ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    'Rubio and President Obama have strikingly similar profiles' If there was ever any doubt, there isn’t anymore. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sees the campaign of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as the major obstacle between himself and the White House, and he’s willing to take the fight to his former protégé. Bush’s top advisors delivered a presentation to assuage concerns about the campaign’s tumultuous three months at a summit for the campaign’s top donors in Houston Monday, delivering an optimistic look at the path ahead, and a sharp blow to a top rival. With a PowerPoint slide-deck as a guide,...
  • Tensions escalate between the Bush and Rubio campaigns

    10/17/2015 9:27:07 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 16 October 2015 | Jose A. DelReal
    Rising tensions between former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Republican presidential primary rival Marco Rubio broke out into the open Friday after the two campaigns began exchanging pointed fundraising-related barbs, culminating with a senior Bush campaign aide accusing the senator from Florida of intentionally exaggerating fundraising totals reported to the media and the Federal Election Commission. “Lying about budgets. Guess Marco picked up something in the Senate,” Bush communications director Tim Miller tweeted Friday in an uncharacteristically blunt attack against Rubio, whom the former governor has described as a personal friend. At the heart of the dust-up is the Rubio...
  • Exclusive — Donald Trump Expects to Face VP Joe Biden in General Election (truncated)

    08/14/2015 10:44:51 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 25 replies ^ | 8/14/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Actual title: Exclusive — Donald Trump Expects to Face VP Joe Biden in General Election: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Big League’ Email Scandal Will Force Her Out NEW YORK CITY, New York — Should billionaire and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump win the Republican primary in 2016—as he certainly wants to do—he expects he will face Vice President Joe Biden in the general election since he thinks the current email scandal plaguing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will eventually knock her out of the race. When asked in a wide-ranging interview with Breitbart News in his office on the 26th floor of...
  • Hillary Requested Book On ‘How to Delete Something So It Stays Deleted’

    08/13/2015 9:56:01 AM PDT · by proust · 57 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8/13/15 | John Nolte
    The last batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department included one from Clinton asking to borrow a book called “Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better,” by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe. …
  • Highest Ranking Iranian General Dies in Syria

    06/13/2015 3:38:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/15 | Ari Yashar
    Yet another senior Iranian general has been killed fighting in Syria to prop up President Bashar al-Assad's regime, Iranian news agencies revealed late on Friday. Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Maj. Gen. Hadi Kajbaf was killed in April around 60 miles south of Damascus, near the rebel-hold town Busr al-Harir, according to the IRGC-affiliated Tasnim as cited by Reuters. His body was shipped back to Iran last Friday. Another three Iranian soldiers were killed alongside the general, including a mid-ranking Shi'ite cleric, reported the state-run Fars News Agency. Kajbaf's rank was the highest in Iran's military, meaning he was among...
  • ISIS Threatens to Destroy 'Heretical Hamas'

    05/31/2015 3:37:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/5/15 | Yaakov Levi
    A group that is operating in Gaza and which says it is associated with ISIS has claimed that it killed a top Hamas commander. According to the group, which calls itself the Army of the Islamic State, Saber Siam was killed when ISIS operatives placed a bomb on his car, blowing it up with him inside. Siam was killed, the group said, because he was “a partner in a declared war against religion and against Muslims, working for the heretical government in Gaza.” ISIS warned Hamas to immediately “end its war against religion in Gaza” or “face the consequences.” The...
  • Why Apple Watch isn't the most advanced timepiece

    04/25/2015 1:53:58 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 104 replies
    cnbc ^ | 4-25-2015 | Eric Rosenbaum
    Taking on Apple is dangerous business. You run the risk of not only having another U2 album automatically loaded into your iTunes account as a Godfather-like sample of what Apple can do to you, but getting the hordes of Apple fan boys and fan girls mad at you.
  • Who determines Presidential 'incapacitation'.

    03/26/2015 9:38:00 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 48 replies
    3/26/2015 | Self
    Who determines a presidents competency or otherwise ‘incapacity’. Could congress instigate a special form of impeachment not meant to remove from office, but force him for a psychiatric evaluation and drug testing? Then a real impeachment is an option for removal? Wouldn’t that stick to his underwear and make him feel uncomfortable.
  • REPORT: Obama's Top Aide Leaked Hillary Email Story As Payback

    03/15/2015 9:58:38 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 68 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3-15-2015
    President Obama's closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, leaked the Hillary Clinton email story to the press -- timed to hit just as she prepares to jump into the 2016 race -- because, well, a lot of reasons, according to an explosive new report in the New York Post. The story, written by Edward Klein, author of "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas," says a bitter and spiteful Jarrett used people outside the Obama administration to spread the story so it wouldn't be traced back to the White House.
  • won't you come and join this party, dressed to kill.

    02/15/2015 4:22:07 PM PST · by Zeneta · 268 replies
    Vanity | today | Me
    Why not go balls to the wall to express oneself ? What's to stop you ? Morality ? Where does that come from ? WTF, is going on here ? Is there no basis, no foundation for logic ?
  • Food for Thought:Popcorn lung from buttery chemical

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

    10/25/2014 3:44:09 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies ^ | 10/23/14
    I had to Laugh. We all know people like this guy.
  • You’ll Never Guess the Latest Business to Be Cited for Not Serving an LGBT Person

    08/06/2014 10:23:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies ^ | 8/6/14
    A Denver bar has been cited by the state's Division of Civil Rights for discrimination because it refused to let a gay man dressed in drag enter. The bar is the Denver Wrangler, and despite what its name might suggest, it is not some Country Western joint. It is, in fact, a gay bar. So the state has determined that a gay bar has discriminated against a gay person. What happened last summer is that a gay man named Vito Marzano, dressed in drag from a fundraiser elsewhere, wanted to enter the Wrangler. He was denied entry. The bar claims...
  • Colorado gay bar found guilty of discrimination after refusing to let in a man dressed in drag.

    08/05/2014 7:13:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies ^ | 08/05/2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and MAIL ONLINE REPORTER
    Colorado regulators say a Denver gay bar discriminated against a man when a bouncer denied him entry last year because he was dressed in drag. The civil rights division of the state's Department of Regulatory Agencies has ordered the Denver Wrangler to resolve the dispute with Vito Marzano, a gay man who was wearing a dress, wig and light make-up when he went to the bar August 31, 2013. The order obtained Monday says the bouncer turned Marzano away because his appearance didn't match the one on his driver's license. But regulators determined that the bar wrongly favors those with...
  • Piers Morgan Feuding With "Poisonous Twerp" Larry King Over Canceled Show Diss

    05/10/2014 4:46:04 AM PDT · by xp38 · 21 replies
    eonline ^ | May 9 2014 | Rebecca Macatee
    Piers Morgan does not take kindly to criticism—just ask Larry King! The 80-year-old journalist, who retired from Larry King Live in 2010 and now hosts Larry King Now on Hulu, told Howard Stern on Wednesday he felt CNN made a "mistake" picking Morgan to replace him. "I thought it was a mistake, one, to hire a Britisher [sic] in prime time," he said, "and, two, I thought that he made himself too much part of the show." In other words? There was "too much 'I'" on the now-canceled show, King said. It wasn't my kind of show," he clarified. "He...
  • Oklahoma Inmate Tasered, Had Self-Inflicted Wounds Day Of Execution, Docs Say

    05/01/2014 4:18:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    News On 6-TV ^ | May 1, 2014 | by Brandi Ball
    The director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Thursday released a timeline of events the day of Clayton Lockett's execution and presented it to Gov. Mary Fallin for review. The timeline says Lockett refused to be restrained when being escorted for X-rays early Tuesday morning ahead of his scheduled evening execution. Lockett denied commands by correctional officers, so they shocked him with a Taser at 5:06 a.m. When he was taken to a medical room, officials discovered a self-inflicted laceration on his right arm, initial treatment was given, and he was transported to the health care center. Lockett refused...
  • Records: Man in theater shooting also was texting

    03/13/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 13, 2014 | Tamarah Lush/ Associated Press
    A former police officer accused of killing a man in a movie theater during a dispute over texting had used his own phone to send a message to his son minutes before the shooting, according to documents released Thursday by Florida prosecutors. Curtis Reeves' son, Matthew Reeves, told detectives that his father texted him at 1:04 p.m. Jan. 13, the documents show.... Matthew Reeves said he had walked into the dark theater while the previews were playing and looked around for his parents. It was then, investigators said, that Reeves shot 43-year-old Chad Oulson.... A judge ruled Wednesday that the...
  • Widow tells ‘GMA’: Put theater shooter in prison for life

    01/23/2014 8:42:56 AM PST · by 4Runner · 280 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 23, 2014 | Rick Mayer
    Nicole Oulson told a national television audience today that she wants Curtis Reeves, the man accused of killing her husband in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, to spend the rest of his life in prison. “He brought an unfair life sentence to me to have to raise my daughter alone, to have to live without the love of my life, for my daughter to grow up without her daddy by her side for graduation and marriage,” Oulson said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It was so unnecessary, it was for no reason. So I want him behind bars and to...
  • 'I can't believe I've been shot': Last words of man killed by retired police captain (truncated)

    01/14/2014 2:04:00 PM PST · by centurion316 · 289 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 13, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 43-year-old father was shot dead by a retired cop in a Florida cinema after a row about him texting his three-year-old daughter as they waited for the movie to start, witnesses said. Chad Oulson was shot in front of his wife and horrified movie-goers during an argument with 71-year-old Curtis Reeves. The victim's wife, Nicole, was injured in the shooting after holding her hands out to try to shield Mr Oulson during the confrontation at a movie theater near Tampa on Monday. After Reeves fired at his chest the victim was heard saying: 'I can't believe I got shot',...
  • Al-Qaeda: Death to Shi'ites for 'Damaging Mohammed's Legacy'

    12/07/2013 11:34:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Tova Dvorin, Dalit Halevi
    Branch of al-Qaeda vows death to Shi'ites for 'cursing the prophet Mohammed'; urges terrorists to keep fighting in Iraq, Sinai peninsula. video A video has surfaced from the Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria advocating the systemic genocide of Shi'ite Muslims for allegedly "damaging Mohammed's legacy" in perpetrating their beliefs. The video opens with a speech from a judge in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been a focal point of territorial fighting between the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebel forces. The judge's job: to establish rule over...
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    11/28/2013 7:06:28 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1973 | Charles Schulz
  • Popcorn: Democrats in Disarray, Debating Whether to Turn On Obamacare

    11/13/2013 8:07:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 52 replies ^ | 11/13/2013 | Guy Benson
    Bill Clinton's comments may have been the tipping point. Yesterday, the former president told an interviewer that the White House should keep its promise and honor its commitment on Obama's infamous "keep your plan" pledge. And if there's one person on planet earth whose reputation for honoring both the truth and personal commitments is -- ahem -- unimpeachable, it's him. Snark aside, Clinton's remarks were hugely impactful; not because he was expressing his own personal opinion, but because in doing so, he was extending a tacit permission slip to fellow Democrats. Message: It's okay to abandon Obama by starting to...
  • Exclusive Interview: 'There is a Place for Gays in Islam'

    10/15/2013 7:44:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Abdellah Taia, the only openly homosexual Moroccan writer, was in Venice to present his debut film, “Salvation Army”, adapted from his autobiographical novel about growing up gay in Morocco. FRANCE 24 sat down with Taia for an interview. By Jon FROSCH (text) In an edition of the Venice Film Festival notable for the prevalence of works grappling with global and societal woes (unemployment, terrorism, pollution, war), perhaps no film has blended the personal and the political as strikingly as Abdellah Taia’s “L’Armée du salut” (“Salvation Army”). A promising directorial debut presented in the independent “Critics’ Week” category on Wednesday, the...
  • Drunk American football fan drowns his sorrows in popcorn(video)

    10/01/2013 3:05:05 PM PDT · by oxcart · 5 replies
    ESPN/Dailyedge ^ | 10/01/13
    THIS WASHINGTON STATE fan is sticking it out till the bitter end. It’s raining, miserable, and his beloved WSU are losing to Stanford 41-3. At least he’s got his popcorn to console him, and hopefully someone to escort him home.
  • Syrian VP: Neither Side Can Win Militarily

    12/16/2012 3:31:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Neither side in the conflict in Syria can win using military methods, the country’s vice president has admitted. In an interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, which will be published Monday and of which excerpts were released on Sunday, Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa said that “with every passing day, the military and political solutions get further away.” “The way events are heading will lead to an uncomfortable place where things will definitely go from bad to worse,” he told the newspaper. Al-Sharaa added, “We must be in the position of defending Syria’s existence. We are not in a battle...
  • Live Thread: Vice Presidential Debate 9:00 P.M. EDT 10/11/12 Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan

    10/11/2012 5:10:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,270 replies
    Commission on Presidential Debates ^ | Thursday, October 11, 2012
    All debates will take place from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Vice presidential debate: Thursday, October 11 Centre College, Danville, KY Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News Online links:C-SPANYouTube w/ ABC News/Yahoo! coverage
  • The Popinator

    Great invention for that person who has everything.
  • The Popinator (Video) (And now for something completely different.)

    09/18/2012 2:44:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 9-17-2012 | thepopinatorproject
    The Popinator Project by aims to change the popcorn eating experience by making it more fun. The idea behind The Popinator is to instantly deliver popcorn into a person's mouth just by saying the word "pop". The Popinator is able to pinpoint where in the room the spoken word originated from and shoot a piece of popcorn at it. The Popinator shoots up to 15 feet and is for inside use only.
  • Diacetyl chemical in artificial butter popcorn linked to Alzheimer's plaque build-up (microwave)

    08/12/2012 10:20:39 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 12 replies
    CBS news ^ | 8/9/12
    (CBS News) An ingredient used in artificial butter flavoring for popcorn may worsen the effects of an abnormal brain protein that's been linked to Alzheimer's disease. A new study in Chemical Research in Toxicology examined diacetyl (DA), an ingredient used to produce the buttery flavor and smell in microwave popcorn, margarine, candy, baked goods, and even pet food. It is also created naturally in fermented drinks like beer, and gives some chardonnay wines its buttery taste, according to the study. Scientists at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis conducted an analysis of DA, a chemical which previously has been linked...
  • First soda, now POPCORN: New York officials target nations favourite snack in obesity crackdown.

    06/13/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Health experts in New York want to widen the proposed ban on super-sized soda to include juices, milk shakes and even popcorn, it emerged today. Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to outlaw sugary drinks over 16 ounces (1 pint) in the city's restaurants, delis, food trucks, movie theatres and sporting arenas. Now officials charged with deciding on whether it should come into force have suggested they would be in favour of incorporating other unhealthy snacks.
  • Fire Engulfs Uncle Mark’s Popcorn Warehouse in Morganfield KY

    05/31/2012 2:56:17 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 10 replies
    1490 WOMI ^ | 05/30/2012 | Annie Jenkins
    Fire Engulfs Uncle Mark’s Popcore Warehouse in Morganfield KY Multiple fire crews in Union County, Kentucky, are working what witnesses are calling a “massive” fire at the Uncle Mark’s Popcorn Warehouse in Morganfield. The call first came in around 8:40 Wednesday night that a large warehouse in the area was on fire. When crews arrived, they discovered it was the Uncle Mark’s Popcorn facility. At 9:24pm, the Red Cross had dispatched volunteers with food and water to relieve the crews. Videographers from 14 News reported the flames were “bright as day” from as far as a mile away from the...
  • Israel Watches Syrian Factions Battle in Lebanon

    05/14/2012 3:24:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/12 | Chana Yaar
    Israeli defense personnel are watching closely as Syrian gunmen begin to carry their battle into Lebanese territory. Earlier this month, the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee issued an authorization for a call up for as many as 22 IDF battalions to guard the northern and southern fronts after hearing testimony from security officials. Almost immediately, six battalions were activated. Pro and anti-Syrian factions within the Lebanese population clashed in the streets of the Bab al-Tebbaneh neighborhood of Tripoli on Monday, firing assault rifles and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs). At least five were killed and 100 wounded by the third...
  • Evidence for Oldest Popcorn in South America Discovered

    01/21/2012 3:44:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Live Science ^ | 01/20/12 | Remy Melina
    Evidence for Oldest Popcorn in South America Discovered Remy Melina, LiveScience Staff Writer Date: 20 January 2012 Time: 10:50 AM ET They may not have had television sets, but ancient Peruvians did share one part of our movie-watching culture: popcorn. Researchers have found evidence that societies living along the coast of Peru were eating the air-filled snack about 1,000 years earlier than previously estimated — even predating the use of ceramic pottery. Corn husks, stalks, cobs and tassels (pollen-producing flowers on corn) dating from 6,700 to 3,000 years ago were unearthed at Paredones and Huaca Prieta, two sites on Peru's...
  • SHOCKER: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters

    10/28/2011 5:08:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 70 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 28 2011 | Glenn Reynolds
    SHOCKER: Report: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters. “Fights are erupting among Occupy Wall Street protesters, so much so that one corner of Zuccotti Park has emerged where protesters say they won’t go for fear of their safety, the New York Daily News is reporting.”
  • The Glaring Differences Between Palin & Perry

    08/19/2011 7:30:37 AM PDT · by onyx · 210 replies
    C4P ^ | August 19, 2011 | Stacey Drake
    The Glaring Differences Between Palin & Perry Posted on August 19 2011 - 9:14 AM - Posted by: Stacy Drake After his announcement last weekend, Rick Perry’s record has come under considerable scrutiny from the media and the blogs. One of the most notable items of discussion has been about an executive order that Perry signed, mandating young girls to receive the HPV vaccine known as Gardasil. It was so controversial that the Texas State Legislature stepped in and repealed the law just weeks after Perry had pushed it through.Tuesday evening, Michelle Malkin published a very detailed column about Perry’s...
  • Mitt Romney Saved by the Bell in Iowa as Burned Popcorn Triggers Fire Alarm

    05/27/2011 8:04:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5/27/11 | NewsCore
    Mitt Romney's speech to supporters in Des Moines Friday was cut short by a fire drill thanks to a bag of burning microwave popcorn. The former Massachusetts governor and soon-to-be official 2012 presidential candidate was fielding questions about his commitment to the first-in-the-nation state at Des Moines' State Historical Society of Iowa building when a fire drill forced him to cut his appearance short. "Discretion is the better part of valor," Romney said, urging people to head outside as the alarm sounded in the background. "I wasn't trying to get out of tough questions, I promise," he said later.
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Mitt Romney as a Republican presidential candidate?

    05/19/2011 10:57:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 215 replies · 3+ views
    Bug Zapper ^ | May 19, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They never...
  • CBS Touts FDA Taking On 'Caloric Catastrophe' of Movie Theater Popcorn

    03/24/2011 3:18:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/24/11 | Kyle Drennen
    In a report for Thursday's CBS Early Show, contributor Taryn Winter Brill fretted over the impact of movie theater popcorn on Americans' waistlines: "Have you ever wondered how many calories you're actually consuming in that large popcorn with butter? You probably don't want to know. Pretty soon, though, you may not have a choice." Moments later, nutritionist Katherine Brooking declared the popular concession treat to be "a calorie bomb waiting to explode." Brill then touted a government solution to the problem: "Hoping to defuse this high caloric catastrophe, the FDA is working on a provision in the health care law...
  • Huffington's Plunder (Liberal journalist explains why people HATE liberals)

    03/01/2011 7:08:24 AM PST · by PanzerKardinal · 36 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 24, 2011 | Christ Hedges
    Any business owner who uses largely unpaid labor, with a handful of underpaid, nonunion employees, to build a company that is sold for a few hundred million dollars, no matter how he or she is introduced to you on the television screen, is not a liberal or a progressive. Those who take advantage of workers, whatever their outward ideological veneer, to make profits of that magnitude are charter members of the exploitative class. Dust off your Karl Marx. They are the enemies of working men and women. And they are also, in this case, sucking the lifeblood out of a...
  • Man shot dead for eating popcorn too loudly during Black Swan

    02/21/2011 11:21:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies · 3+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | February 21, 2011
    Police said they had arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of shooting a 42-year-old fellow audience member who later died of his wounds. The conflict took place as the credits rolled during a screen of the Oscar-nominated film "Black Swan", according to police in the Baltic state. Witnesses told the Latvian news agency Leta that it arose over how loudly the deceased man was eating his popcorn. Gun-crime is relatively rare in Latvia, a European Union nation of 2.2 million.
  • The Savior, the Master Teacher (Real LDS/Mormon)

    01/19/2011 4:41:41 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 20 replies
    The Savior, the Master Teacher    By Elder Jay E. JensenOf the Presidency of the SeventyJay E. Jensen, "The Savior, the Master Teacher", Ensign, Jan. 2011, 42–47   We are to feast upon the words of Christ—the scriptures—and, as He did, use them to teach and strengthen others.  Under the direction of His Father, Jesus Christ created worlds without number. He was the great Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament. He was born of a mortal mother, Mary, and of God the Eternal Father. He was the greatest being to live on earth. He said He came “to do the will of him...
  • Live Coverage: Memorial Service for Victims of Arizona Shooting Rampage to Begin at 8 p.m. ET

    01/12/2011 4:54:38 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 396 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 12, 2011 | FoxNews
    LIVE at 8 PM EST LINK to FoxNews
  • Grayson wants "Bozo" Gibbs fired

    08/12/2010 5:31:55 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 33 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11 August 10 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) Wednesday became the second congressional Democrat to call for White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' ouster, using colorful moniker to describe him. Gibbs raised the ire of liberals Tuesday when he told The Hill that some left-wing critics of the Obama administration "ought to be drug tested." Grayson, who is known for his boisterous comments, called Gibbs "Bozo the Spokesman."
  • Pelosi rips Gibbs's House prediction

    07/13/2010 7:51:13 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 41 replies · 4+ views
    Politico ^ | July 13, 2010 | Jonathon Blair
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bashed White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Tuesday night, even as the president's top spokesman continued to backpedal from his assertion that Democrats could lose control of the House in the November election. The fusillade from Pelosi and other Democrats at a closed-door meeting escalated an already fiery clash between the White House and its own party in Congress. During the tense evening meeting, the speaker grilled the top White House aide in attendance, senior legislative affairs staffer Dan Turton, about the impact of Gibbs' comments. "How could [Gibbs] know what is going on in our...
  • Followup: tried the JD's Bacon Salt sampler pack.

    07/06/2010 6:51:30 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 28 replies · 2+ views
    FR Chat thread | Tues, July 7th, 2010 | DGHoodini
    On hoagy62's suggestion, I bought a sampler pack of JD's Bacon Salt. (from Amazon) It had 4 different mixes: Original, Natural, Peppered, and Hickory. I have tried them all now, and I found them to be tasty. May favorite at present. is the Peppered, and the one I am least impressed by, is the Hickory. But that may be just a matter of taste buds, and that maybe I really didn't put enough of it on, to properly appreciate the taste. I am intrigued about the possibilities for using it in other dishes, the most natural one being eggs. But...
  • What's your favorite TV snack tip?

    05/29/2010 3:28:42 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 54 replies · 984+ views
    'Frasier' | 5/29/2010 | DGHoodini
    Was watching an episode of 'Frasier' a few days ago, and not germaing to the plot or scriptline, just what the characters were doing while talking.."Frasier" and "Niles" were in the kitchen, and while talking, "Niles made some microwave popcorn, and when it was done, he pulled the bag out, and emptied it into a bowl...No big shakes, hadn't really paid much attention to the actions, but as the scene carried on, 'Niles" pulled a bottle out of the fridge/cupboard, and sprinkled the popcorn wityh it...and *that* is what caught my attention, because while the bottle was small, and mostly...
  • Butter-flavor substitutes also raise alarms

    05/14/2010 10:19:31 AM PDT · by mlocher · 18 replies · 613+ views
    WBNS TV via ^ | May 12, 2010 | Anietra Hamper
    Stung by lawsuits, consumer complaints and politicians' calls for action, many food producers have stopped using a flavoring additive that's been linked to a debilitating, irreversible lung condition found in workers at popcorn factories. It turns out, though, that some of the chemicals used in place of the additive, diacetyl, might be just as dangerous - if not more so. Diacetyl has long been used to give microwave popcorn and other foods a buttery flavor. Preliminary studies suggest that one popular substitute, 2,3-pentanedione, causes the same tissue damage, say researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or...
  • Statement by Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on the Proposed Feb. 25 Health Care Summit

    02/13/2010 2:07:09 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies · 2,614+ views
    Statement by Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on the Proposed Feb. 25 Health Care Summit Washington, Feb 13 - House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after being informed of details about the health care summit being planned by congressional Democrats and the White House for February 25: "A productive bipartisan discussion should begin with a clean sheet of paper. We now know that instead of starting the 'bipartisan' health care 'summit' on Feb. 25 with a clean sheet of paper, the president and his party intend to arrive with a new bill written behind closed...
  • A Response to Robin L. West—“The Harms of Homeschooling”

    01/05/2010 2:18:36 PM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 323 replies · 5,858+ views
    HSLDA ^ | January 5th 2010 | Unknown
    While the number of people in academia who are openly critical of homeschooling are few, every now and again an article will be published in a university periodical which attacks homeschooling. The critics in academia come from the far left of the political spectrum. One such critic, Robin L. West of the Georgetown University Law Center, recently published an article titled “The Harms of Homeschooling,” which appeared in the Summer/Fall 2009 issue of the University of Maryland’s Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly. Before we answer the specific charges Ms. West makes against homeschooling we’d just like to give you a...