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  • US Senate Republican primary runoff in GA: Kingston vs Perdue

    07/22/2014 8:41:29 PM PDT · by upchuck · 22 replies
    WRDW-TV | Tues, July 22, 2014
    With 148 counties out of 169 reporting, WRDW-TV in Augusta, GA has called this very, very close primary runoff for Perdue, a political "newcomer", his word. Details: Jack Kingston 234,238 votes 49% David Perdue 242,137 votes 51%This has been a particularly nasty campaign.
  • New Mayhem malware targets Linux, UNIX servers

    07/18/2014 9:25:58 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 19 replies
    itnews australian ^ | Jul 18, 2014 8:07 AM AUS | Juha Saarinen
    Infections found in Australia and New Zealand. A new malware that runs on UNIX-like servers even with restricted privileges has already infected machines in Australia and is actively hunting for more targets, a new research paper has shown. Three researchers from Russian web provider Yandex - Andrej Kovalev, Konstantin Ostrashkevich and Evgeny Sidorov - said in the technical analysis of the malware, published on security and anti-virus specialist publication Virus Bulletin, that Mayhem functions like a traditional Windows bot. -snip- According to the researchers, Mayhem appears to be the continuation of the Fort Disco brute-force password cracking attack campaign that...
  • Among Todays Events&Current National/International Crises,Dem's Worried About Birth Control.

    07/17/2014 4:07:07 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 2 replies
    Welcome to the "World According To Liberals".Over the last 5 1/2 years we have seen never-ending unrest in the middle east along with monthly scandals and crises in the United States.And still to this day,our Liberal Leaders never show any concern.Birth Control,more like free-birth control to uneducated Democrats is still their Primary Concern!,and look at what happened today,horror in the skies of the Ukraine,and not one peep from Reid&Pelosi.Barry didn't have much to say either,just that it looks like a possible accident.Can you imagine what Harry,Nancy&Barry would of said if a plane got shot down right here in the states?
  • ICE director defends transport of illegal immigrant children as 'appropriate and legal'

    07/17/2014 4:53:23 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Judson Berger
    The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended the role of federal agents in transporting illegal immigrant children after a federal judge complained they were hand-delivering smuggled kids to parents in the United States. “While the court’s comments did not relate specifically to ICE, it is clear that the transportation of unaccompanied children (UAC) by ICE personnel is appropriate and legal,” acting Director John Sandweg wrote in a brief email obtained by FoxNews.com. The email was sent Monday and addressed to “all ICE employees.” Sandweg noted that “recent media reports” on the judge’s order had “prompted discussion about whether ICE...
  • The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America (This article is so stupid it hurts my feelings.)

    07/16/2014 6:05:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Rollingstone.com ^ | 7-14-2014 | Kristen Gwynne
    Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use of...
  • Felonies Under The Federal Immigration and Nationality Act

    07/16/2014 12:10:12 AM PDT · by Windflier · 23 replies
    US Gov ^ | Unknown | US Congress
    Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A): A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he: assists an illegal alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or encourages that illegal alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal...
  • Vasectomy linked with aggressive prostate cancer risk

    07/11/2014 10:59:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 10 Jul 2014
    Vasectomy linked with aggressive prostate cancer risk Thursday 10 July 2014 - 3am PST Prostate / Prostate Cancer Men's Health Cancer / Oncology In the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, find that vasectomy is associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a larger increased risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a major cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the US, where vasectomy is a common form of contraception, with around 15% of American men having the minor procedure, which...
  • Dinesh's "America" now the #1 bestseller on Amazon for all books.

    07/10/2014 8:26:28 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 30 replies
    Any thoughts why?
  • The History of America In 12 Movies

    07/06/2014 8:56:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    Here in Boone, NC, the most perfect and beautiful spot in all of America (and therefore the universe), the sky is blue and the air is cool and dry. For that reason, a movie festival is probably not on my agenda this holiday weekend. But for those of you stuck inside, what better way is there to celebrate the 4th of July than with a movie binge that takes you through the history of this great country of ours. My list is not perfect. Lists never are. It's a starting point. Feel free to make your own recommendations.
  • How Beautiful We Were

    07/04/2014 9:01:23 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 2 replies
    "We actually believed that all men are created equal and tried to make it come true. Everybody liked our movies and loved our television shows. We tried to educate everybody, whether they wanted it or not. Sometimes we succeeded. We did Levis. We held the torch high and hundreds of millions came. No matter what the cost. We saved Europe twice and liberated it once. We believed so deeply and so abidingly in free speech that we protected and honored and, in some cases, even elected traitors. We let you be as freaky as you wanted to be. We paid...
  • I have a plan to destroy America [Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado]

    07/04/2014 8:20:11 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 37 replies
    The speech was given by Governor Lamm at the 2004 Immigration-Overpopulation Conference in Washington, D.C. He titled it “A Plan to Destroy America.” AMERICAN SUICIDE Wherever you stand, please take the time to read this; it ought to scare the pants off you! We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado (Democrat). In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Recently there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America’s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Davis Hansen talked about his latest book, “Mexifornia,”...
  • Punishment of Treason (US Constitution Article 3 Penalties)

    07/01/2014 6:43:12 PM PDT · by equalator · 15 replies
    Heritage.Org ^ | Bradley Watson
    Under common law, punishment for treason generally included drawing, hanging, beheading, and quartering. As with other crimes carrying sentence of death, those adjudged guilty of treason and finally sentenced were considered attaint, or stained, meaning dead in the eyes of the law—even before execution. Once attainder was established, the attainted forfeited his real estate to the Crown—a requirement symbolizing lack of entitlement to the benefits of society. Attainder also worked corruption of blood, preventing the attainted from inheriting or transmitting property and preventing any person from deriving title through the attainted. Forfeitures and corruption of blood worked hardship on dependents...
  • Police: Drunk mom drove with 6 kids on top of her car

    06/20/2014 4:44:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    CHANNEL 3000.COM ^ | 20 JUNE 2014 | WISC.COM
    A mother is in jail after she allegedly drove home from a neighborhood pool with six children riding on top of her car because she didn't want their wet swimsuits to ruin her upholstery. Kisha Young, 39, of Crowley, Texas was arrested after having the children - four of which were hers and two of which were a friend's - ride on the roof and the trunk of her Chevy Malibu for the short ride back home after swimming at the local pool, reports CBS DFW.
  • Obamas Iraq Crisis.Will Donna Brazile Blame It All On A Right Wing Conspiracy?

    06/14/2014 7:20:31 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 11 replies
    And wasn't it Donna Brazile who referred to Mitt Romney as "The Weakest Link" of the GOP during the debates?She recently accused the GOP of creating a conspiracy of the most recent Obama/White House Scandal.So what will she have to say about the Iraq Invasion that has Americans in a state of panic?The GOP and the Koch Brothers are behind the massive/violent take-over in Iraq?The GOP is secretly paying some of these groups to invade Iraq just to make the Democrats look bad and to help them take the Senate and the White House in 2016?And where have Pelosi and...
  • Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army

    06/14/2014 8:10:13 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 15 replies
    U.S. Army Center of Military History ^ | June 14, 2014 | U.S. Army Center of Military History
    Welcome to the U.S. Army Center of Military History website. Visit the Birthday page at the link and then go to the full site: http://www.history.army.mil/ Visit our links: Resources/Research; Images; Unit History; Museums; Medal Of Honor; Staff Rides; FAQs; Book Shelves
  • Mosul Iraq Historical Photos Match Today's Headlines

    06/13/2014 4:30:29 AM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Mosul Iraq -- Match Historical Pictures to Today's Headlines Jihadi forces overran Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, this week. Analysts explain Mosul's significance as the center of Iraq's oil-rich areas, the gateway for the Sunni radicals to attack Baghdad, and a debacle for the U.S.-supported Iraqi army. But Mosul also has an ancient history. It was the Biblical city of Nineveh, so large that the Book of Jonah describes it as a "great city of three days journey in breadth." The Assyrian King Sennacherib built a massive palace there on the banks of the Tigris River. We present pictures...
  • Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI)

    06/11/2014 8:28:03 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Geology News ^ | June 8, 2014 | Hobart King
    Measuring the size or strength of natural events has always been a challenge for natural scientists. They developed the Richter Magnitude scale to estimate the amount of energy released by an earthquake, the Saffir-Simpson scale to estimate a hurricane's potential, and the Fujita scale for rating the intensity of hurricanes. These scales are valuable for comparing different events and for understanding the amount of damage that events of different size can cause. Measuring the strength of a volcanic eruption is more challenging than collecting wind speed data or measuring ground motion with an instrument. Volcanic eruptions produce different types of...
  • The all powerful executive

    06/11/2014 4:21:59 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 17 replies
    National Archives | thru 6/7/14 | Obama himself
    Read this information all the way to the end and draw your own conclusions! This is astounding and serious for us all to be aware of. So, the next time someone says, "oh, all Presidents issue executive orders", enlighten them! For the SHOCK of your life, take 1 minute to comprehend what you read below. During our lifetimes, all Presidents have issued Executive Orders. For various reasons, some have issued more than others. These things will directly affect u.s. all, in years to come. Question is: Do YOU care enough to send this, 'shocking info,' to people you love and...
  • Cantor's steakhouse tabs equal Brat's whole campaign expenditures

    06/11/2014 7:24:10 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 06.11.2014 | Capitoal Report blog
    Sizzle vs. steak: David Brat’s stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is turning out to be a lesson in how far money goes — or doesn’t. The New York Times and others report Cantor’s campaign spent about $168,637 at steakhouses since the beginning of last year. That is compared to the $200,000 Brat spent on his entire campaign.
  • Denver cops investigated for drunken rumble, swingers sex party

    06/09/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 28 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | NY Daily News | Phillip Caulfield
    A pair of kinky Colorado cops is under investigation after an alleged brawl broke out at a booze-fueled suburban sex party last month. Denver patrolman Steven Sloan pulled a gun on fellow cop Jeremy Ownbey after the two came to blows on May 19 during a planned wife-swapping soirée at Sloane's Aurora pad, cops told the Denver Post. Sloan and his wife, Stephanie, and Ownbey and his wife, Jamie, had spent the evening boozing heavily together when an argument broke out over who would pair up with who, local 9News reported. As things got heated, the Sloans told the Ownbeys...
  • Firewise Landscaping

    06/06/2014 5:31:47 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 9 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | June 4, 2014 | Rick Bickling
    With the severe drought that has been blanketing most of the country, and the wildfires ravaging Colorado this summer, now is the time to take steps to prepare for the unexpected...
  • Jury Nullification

    06/06/2014 4:00:34 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    self ^ | June 6, 2014 | knarf
    While meditating on the concept of jury nullification .. I wondered ..
  • Brennan says no recidivism among Guantanamo detainees released by Obama

    06/04/2014 6:07:20 AM PDT · by Fawn · 35 replies
    Washington post ^ | Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | Karen DeYoung
    None of about 48 Guantanamo Bay detainees released or transferred elsewhere by the Obama administration has participated or been suspected of participating in subsequent "recidivist" activity, compared with 20 percent of about 540 detainees released by the George W. Bush administration, according to White House counterterrorism chief John O. Brennan
  • I Hereby Declare: Reasserting the Principles of United States Citizenship

    06/03/2014 7:08:52 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 26 replies
    Self | 6/3/2014 | Self
    I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United...
  • Radiation Network

    05/20/2014 6:15:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    Minerallab, LLC ^ | 2013 | Minerallab,LLC
    How the Map Works: A growing number of Radiation Monitoring Stations across the country (and world), using various models of Geiger Counters, upload their Radiation Count data in real time to their computer using a Data Cable, and then over the Internet to this web site, all of this accomplished through GeigerGraph for Networks software. This system is completely automated - there is no manual posting of data required. How to Read the Map: Referring to the Map Legend at the bottom left corner of the map, locate Monitoring Stations around the country that are contributing radiation data to this...
  • Merriam-Webster's dictionary new words: 'Spoiler alert,' 'selfie,' 'catfish' and more for 2014

    05/19/2014 5:07:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Zap2it ^ | May 19, 2014
    The English language is always adding new words. Why, just a few years ago, there was no way to tell a social-networking fangirl that it was a spoiler alert to talk about who was catfished on MTV last night, nor was there a way to properly discuss a social networking hashtag of a steampunk tweep taking a selfie while listening to auto-tune dubstep. Merriam-Webster has fixed this by adding 150 new words to its official dictionary in 2014. Here are just some of the new additions:
  • Final Results of the .380 ACP Ammo Quest (w/video)

    05/17/2014 9:18:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Shooting The Bull ^ | 11-28-2013 | Shooting The Bull
    In July of 2013, I picked up a little .380 pocket pistol (specifically a Taurus PT738 TCP), and I started researching what would be the most appropriate ammo to use with it.Turns out that pretty much nobody knew.  Well — I mean, sure, there’s lots of opinions, but I couldn’t find any comprehensive source of professional tests that were done from this particular barrel size, in ballistic gel, with a large sample size.  I found plenty of great tests from PocketGunsAndGear that were shot with a shorter 2.5″ barrel, and some tests from tnoutdoors9 that were shot with a longer barrel,...
  • New World Order: “In your face, peasants!”

    05/15/2014 2:24:02 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 10 replies
    Rantrave.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Or as Marie Antoinette said: "Let them eat cake." For most people, the field of education is now a big swamp of claims and counterclaims that never seem to be resolved. People give up trying to make sense of it all. It's a safe bet that the Education Establishment likes this surrender just fine. A baffled public will be a passive public that pays taxes but otherwise shuts up. If the public is confused, they can't possibly mount a resistance to the foolishness in public schools. If people want reform, they have to understand the basic issues. This is not...
  • Discover The Networks

    05/11/2014 9:17:23 PM PDT · by JWC 1965 · 10 replies
    Discover The Networks This website describes the networks and agendas of the political Left. The database is divided into 10 major sections: Individuals Funders Jihad Arts & Culture Media Groups Issues Politics Academia Books http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/
  • Raids across Alabama and U.S. today target designer drugs, possible terrorist funds

    05/07/2014 5:57:01 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 14 replies
    al.com ^ | May 07, 2014 at 12:05 PM | Carol Robinson
    "The raids, part of an ongoing operation dubbed Project Synergy, are being carried out by DEA, targeting designer synthetic drugs....Ali Reza Samanifar, 56, was arrested at his home, according to Shelby County sheriff's officials. He is charged with three counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance....Local law enforcement officials, assisted by DEA agents, are going to convenience stores and head shops across the country where the drugs are sold......Authorities believe some of the owners of these stores send profits from the sale of these drugs back to their homes in Yemen, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, as well as other...
  • Malcolm X: Black Democrats are 'chumps'

    05/07/2014 8:23:24 AM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 13 replies
    youtube.com
    And continue to be .. 'chumps'! Please don't let the Malcolm X title run you off. As a half black man myself, I found this to be a revelation and my hope is that you will take a moment to listen. DEMOCRAT SMACKDOWN! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkgA2rUAY-o#t=121
  • Nearly Every Mass Shooting In The Last 20 Years Shares One Thing In Common, And It Isn’t Weapons

    05/06/2014 8:07:03 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 71 replies
    The Liberty Crier ^ | Nov 10,2013 | Dan Roberts
    Manasquan, NJ - Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used. The overwhelming evidence suggests the single largest common factor in all of these incidents is that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes. Multiple credible scientific studies going back more then a decade, as well as internal documents from certain pharmaceutical companies that suppressed the information show...
  • New Study Confirms Evidence of Abortion/Breast Cancer Link

    05/05/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 5-5-14 | Raven Clabough
    Growing evidence confirms that abortions take more than an emotional toll on those who obtain them. A new study, completed in January and released at the end of April, finds that women who have had abortions are 180 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, confirming evidence found in a number of similar studies around the world. The study, led by Dr. Unmesh Takalkar, a consultant surgeon and chief medical director at United CIIGMA Hospital in India and an endoscopic surgeon and fellow at Johns Hopkins, focused on 220 women in Aurangabad, India, and found that the odds of developing...
  • Voter ID Common Sense.They Have Two And Four Years To Acquire A Photo I.D.,Right?

    05/02/2014 7:58:44 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 27 replies
    So will racism and "Republicans Stopping Minorities" from acquiring a Photo-ID going to be the only issues Democrats will run on?,When they argue this issue on FOX News,someone needs to bring this up.Minorities have ample time to acquire a photo-ID.How busy can minorities be being they can't find the time to request a proper ID?,especially when in some areas they have 40/50 per-cent unemployment.As conservatives,we all know that Democrats are just trying to get them to vote with no identification and go from one precinct to another come election week.
  • Could A Freeper Help Me Out? (Redacted Document)

    05/02/2014 5:47:17 PM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 12 replies
    With all of the Democrats demanding a cease and desist on the Benghazi investigation, 'claiming' that the pertinent information (papers) were released long ago and that there was nothing to see, I wanted to do a side by side comparison of two documents. I have searched and found many decent copies of the Judicial Watches non-redacted B6 document but have had no luck in finding the redacted copy that was submitted to the House. Can one of you good folks find a copy if one exists? Thank You
  • Education as Covert Op

    04/25/2014 4:18:45 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [SUMMARY: The Education Establishment wanted to use the schools for social engineering. The US didn’t want this. So the top educators turned to covert approaches.]----- If you say to someone, “Your life can be improved, here is a set of rules, follow them and you will be a better and happier person,” that’s a legitimate approach. That’s Buddhism with its Eightfold Path, Christianity with its Ten Commandments, the Boy Scouts with their Code. That’s the way all religions and philosophies have operated since the beginning of time. They candidly state what they think you should do. Then they say, the...
  • Governor Palin: ‘Keep Your Eyes Open’

    04/23/2014 2:43:18 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 4-23-2014 | Steve Flesher
    A couple of interesting issues to consider today: First, kudos to the Louisiana GOP for filing a federal ethics complaint against Sen. Harry Reid for illegally using our tax dollars to play his “politics of personal destruction” including trying to humiliate and ruin reputations of good Americans for his radically liberal partisan purposes (including his ongoing jihad against private citizens David and Charles Koch, whom Reid hypocritically benefits from by having accepted their campaign donations through Koch-connected PACs). He unethically spends other people’s money (his addiction to O.P.M. is renown) to enrich family and friends. Reid gets away with his...
  • Secret Court Cases in Harry Reid's Backyard

    04/20/2014 4:04:07 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 38 replies
    http://www.dailypaul.com/316806/secret-court-cases-in-harry-reids-backyard ^ | 04/14/2014 | http://www.dailypaul.com/316806/secret-court-cases-in-harry-reids-backyard
    Seems that in a few places around the country, including Las Vegas, there are SECRET COURT CASES going on.Some of the people involved are Jared Shafer (possibly tied to Harry Reid), Harry Reid, Sheldon Adelman, and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas, among others.From the Las Vegas Review Journal -- As if written with invisible ink, dozens of lawsuits filed in Southern Nevada courts virtually have disappeared after judges decided they should be hidden from the public. Along with the dispute described in each lawsuit, also kept secret are the outcomes of each lawsuit, the name of the judge...
  • Violating Constitutional Rights is the Core of BLM’s Business Plan

    04/19/2014 7:06:59 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 14 replies
    http://rtfitchauthor.com/ ^ | 07/30/11 | Scott Sonner
    The federal government seized Raymond Yowell’s cattle — all 132 head — and hauled them across the state and sold them at auction. Then the U.S. Bureau of Land Management sent Yowell a bill for $180,000 for back grazing fees and penalties, and later garnished part of his Social Security benefits. Yowell claims the government violated his constitutional rights, broke an 1863 treaty and saddled him with a debt that he doesn’t owe. “There’s no other way,” said Yowell, a member of the Te-Moak Band of Western Shoshone, who still works a small cattle ranch with his son in northeast...
  • Study finds more immigrants equals more Democrats --- and more losses for GOP

    04/18/2014 9:30:53 AM PDT · by Pelham · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | Byron York
    Republicans are famously divided on immigration reform, but Democrats pretty much unanimously support it. There's a reason for that. In stark, partisan political terms, continuing the high level of immigration of recent decades, and certainly increasing immigration as envisioned by many reformers, will result in more Democrats winning more elections in coming years. "The enormous flow of legal immigrants into the country — 29.5 million from 1980 to 2012 — has remade and continues to remake the nation's electorate in favor of the Democratic Party," concludes a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which opposes comprehensive reform proposals...
  • Lessons learned from Oregon software failures [NOT]

    04/16/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 8 replies
    Oregon Business ^ | 1/2/2014 | ERIC FRUITS
    Cover Oregon’s fizzled launch has been a high profile disaster for the state. After spending $160 million, Oregon’s health insurance exchange had exactly zero people sign up for private insurance in the first two months. Now Cover Oregon claims to have enrolled 7,300 people. However, the fine print from the Cover Oregon press release reveals that the suspiciously round number is actually an estimate. In fact, Cover Oregon has not indicated that a single person has paid their first bill, which is the industry’s measure of enrollment. As with any bureaucratic failure, finger-pointing is an unavoidable stage. Rather than trying...
  • 2006 interview with shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Cross

    04/16/2014 2:17:52 PM PDT · by ncfool · 1 replies
    KMBC TV, Kansas City, Missouri (from 2006) ^ | April 14, 2014 | Dan Weinbaum
    Watch: 2006 interview with shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Cross. Kansas City Reporter Dan Weinbaum of KMBC TV.
  • Off the Grid: Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power?

    04/16/2014 12:39:56 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 4 replies
    Houzz.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | Jen Dalley
    "Most men appear never to have considered what a house is, and are actually though needlessly poor all their lives because they think that they must have such a one as their neighbors have. … Shall we always study to obtain more, and not sometimes be content with less?” ― Henry David Thoreau Living with less, as Thoreau described in Walden, is something many of us seek. We need a reprieve from our gadget-filled lives, so we travel deep into the wilderness, where utility services are sparse and renewable resources are necessary. But what if we want to extend our...
  • U S Govt. Promotes Islam in Czechoslovakia

    04/15/2014 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 13 replies
    Critics say the project's underlying objective is to convert non-Muslim children to Islam by bringing proselytizing messages into public schools under the guise of promoting multiculturalism and fighting "Islamophobia." The group recently ran an advertisement promising to pay 250 Czech korunas ($13 dollars) to any student aged 15 to 18 years who would attend a two hour presentation about Islam. More recently, Muslims in the Czech Republic have tried to ban a book they say is Islamophobic, and have filed a ten-page criminal complaint against its formerly-Muslim author. The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at promoting Islam...
  • Looking for a good book recommendation on WWI

    04/15/2014 4:18:24 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 104 replies
    4-15-2014 | Kosmickitty
    After listening to one of my favorite podcaster, Dan Carlin & his Hardcore History, about the beginning of World War I, I would love to find out more about this time in history. I know that Freepers are a well read bunch and I am asking for any recommendations you may care to make in a good book covering this time in history.
  • I Went To The Bundy Ranch Protest This Week-end & Liked What I Saw --(11 Pictures)

    04/14/2014 3:01:10 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 29 replies
    rightwingnews ^ | April 14, 2014 | John Hawkins
    "This is why the whole question of whether he “paid his fees” is a red herring. The government changed the rules in an effort to drive people like him out of business. Even if he had paid, he’d still have had to break the rules to survive. That’s the position bureaucrats put him in. Obey our silly, arbitrary rules designed to protect a desert tortoise that no one can show he’s hurting in any way or give up your way of life...."
  • Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment?

      Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment? By Staff Report - April 14, 2014 Nevada Rancher: 'The Citizens Of America' Got My Cattle Back ... After a tense standoff with the Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Rancher at the center of the disagreement proclaimed that "the citizens of America" got his cattle back. Rancher Cliven Bundy reached a deal with the BLM Saturday allowing the cattle that had been removed from the BLM land to be released back onto the federal lands. But Bundy is still on the hook for the fees he owes...
  • A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

    04/13/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    USA.gov ^ | 4/13/14 | USA.gov
    A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and AgenciesHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Republican-led efforts to rein in government spending are pointless because there is nothing left to cut in the almost $4 trillion-a-year federal budget.“The cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”September 22, 2013
  • Health-Care A Success.Great!So Will Democrats Pay Us Back The Billions Spent On It?

    04/03/2014 4:02:41 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 4 replies
    The Democrats are celebrating the unexpected success of Obama-Care.And so excited that it finally went over 40% Approval!,Fine,Wonderful!,But what about the Billions they took from us tax-payers to implement it?,Are we all going to get a check in the mail?,Think of this debacle as buying stock in depends.You risk $25,000 in the investment and when the diapers makes a profit,you would expect that $25,000 and profits back into your account.Americans and the GOP should use this as something to run on as well.The ads would be great!
  • How to Make Your Headlights Shine Like New

    04/01/2014 8:17:39 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 71 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | March 31, 2014 1:30 PM | By Michael Austin
    "Most headlights are made of polycarbonate plastic, which is durable and scratch-resistant. But over time polycarbonate clouds over, mostly due to UV rays that degrade the outer layer of plastic. ..... .....Good do it yourself project;