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  • Michael Sam’s Rams jersey selling at ‘unprecedented’ rate...

    05/13/2014 6:00:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/12/14
    Michael Sam’s Rams jersey is flying off the shelves at NFLShop.com, with the No. 249th pick out-selling the draft’s top overall pick. The jersey is the second best-seller among players drafted over the weekend, trailing only Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who got a two-day head start on the former SEC co-defensive player of the year. Sam, who became the first openly-gay player selected in the NFL draft...
  • Harvard Student Club to Host Satanic Black Mass

    05/07/2014 5:22:32 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 6 2014 | Debra Heine
    A Harvard University student club is hosting a satanic black mass on May 12 to be staged by The Satanic Temple. The Cultural Studies Club characterizes the event as a "reenactment" to be "performed" by The Satanic Temple, but reportedly, the group has obtained and will be using a Consecrated Eucharistic Host - making the event as real as it gets as far as the Catholic Church is concerned. The Black Mass is "a magical ceremony and inversion or parody of the Catholic Mass that was indulged in ostensibly for the purpose of mocking God and worshipping the devil; a...
  • Duke porn star Belle Knox: Rough sex empowering

    03/28/2014 6:40:51 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 51 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/19/14 | unknown
    Belle Knox, the Duke University freshman paying for college by doing porn, has upped the ante this week with a new blog post on XOJane.com espousing rough sex, and a spin around a stripper pole at a New York City skin joint. “This is my first time dancing,” Knox told The Post before hitting the stage Tuesday night. “I’m nervous, but I think it’ll be really empowering.” That "empowerment" line is the same one she used in her new, graphic blog post written largely about her first porn video, which included submission, name calling, and slapping.
  • Muslims conduct 'human sacrifice' on video

    03/12/2014 9:25:13 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 3/13/2014 | WND
    Newly released videos show Muslims conducting “ritual human sacrifices” by slitting the throats of their victims or putting a bullet in their heads, according to researcher Walid Shoebat, a former member of the Palestine Liberation Organization who converted to Christianity. Shoebat’s report includes several videos of ritual sacrifices. He noted the speaker in one video uses the term Qurban just before gunfire erupts and men lined up in a row fall to the floor one by one. Shoebat explained that the Arabic term “can only signify a sacrifice, which indicates that the filmed slaughter is nothing but a ritual human...
  • Letter to Santa, from a shelter dog

    12/25/2013 5:04:44 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 39 replies
    Dear Santa Claws, Some people don’t believe in you, but I do, because last year you brought me a tube of tennis balls, some yummy treats, a new dog sweater, and a plush, fleecy blue sheep that goes “Baaa-aaa-aaa” when I squeeze and chew on him. I stayed awake a long time next to the fireplace on Christmas Eve, waiting for you to come down, but I never did see you. Just my human Mom and Dad putting some packages under the tree. Thank you for those nice gifts last year! You are pretty special if you can sneak in...
  • Time to end the war against saturated fat?

    10/23/2013 7:24:23 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 79 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/22/2013 | Melissa Healy
    The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not the widow-maker it's been made out to be, writes British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra in a stinging "Observations" column in the BMJ: The more likely culprits are empty carbs and added sugar. He musters a passel of recent research that suggests that the "obsession" with lowering a patients' total cholesterol with statins, and a public health message that has made all sources of saturated fat...
  • Billy Connolly suffering from the 'initial symptoms' of Parkinson's Disease .....

    09/16/2013 10:05:36 AM PDT · by llevrok · 6 replies
    Comedian Billy Connolly is being treated for the 'initial symptoms' of Parkinson's Disease, it was revealed today. The 70-year-old Glaswegian star, who recently underwent surgery for prostate cancer, will continue to appear on television and the stage with his spokesman assuring fans the diagnosis will not 'affect his ability to work'. 'Billy has been assessed as having the initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease, for which he is receiving the appropriate treatment,' his spokesman said. 'Billy has been assured by experts that the findings will in no way inhibit or affect his ability to work, and he will start filming a...
  • NBC Today show "what makes you happy" quotes 3 men; two were avowed atheists...

    08/30/2013 5:49:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    8/30/13
    This morning, I saw with great sadness a little bit of the NBC TODAY show. All four hosts were on, and the subject was "What makes you happy?" The "wisdom" NBC offered viewers came from three thinker-philosophers of the past. Whom did Matt Lauer and Company recommend for advice on how to be happy? Jean-Paul Sartre. Friedrich Nietzsche. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  • President Obama's Surprise Revelation of Sealed Benghazi Indictment

    08/09/2013 6:05:30 PM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | August 9 | MIKE LEVINE
    President Obama surprised aides when he revealed today the existence of a sealed indictment in the Benghazi, Libya, attack, leaving some wondering if he crossed a legal line. At a press conference at the White House, President Obama was asked whether justice would come to those responsible for the terrorist attack nearly a year ago in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. "[W]e have informed, I think, the public that there's a sealed indictment," the president responded. "It's sealed for a reason. But we are intent on capturing those who carried out this attack, and we're...
  • Petition of the week: Call to legalize ‘fourth trimester abortions’ [video]

    07/26/2013 7:44:17 AM PDT · by topher · 27 replies
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | July 26, 2013 12:10 AM | Doug Powers
    Dan Joseph from the Media Research Center asked people at a college campus to sign a petition legalizing “fourth trimester abortions,” because women shouldn’t have to suffer through “an unwanted post-pregnancy.” Did many think that was a good idea? The result was two parts sad and one part funny: [Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v8--9R0I2Q ... or go to article to video]
  • President Obama’s sad view of America

    07/19/2013 7:02:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/19/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    President Obama’s extensive remarks in the White House Briefing Room this afternoon were as surprising as they were gratuitous. He had already made one statement asking citizens to respect the George Zimmerman verdict. Today he did so again but offered no specific policy recommendation with regard to race (although he used it as a forum to assail “stand-your-ground” legislation that ultimately was not at issue in the case). In fact, Obama undid some of the closure he provided in his earlier written statement by intoning: “If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, that,
  • New law 'allows Obama to take over all media'

    07/18/2013 5:44:48 PM PDT · by scripter · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 18, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    An online radio host is sounding the alarm over a brand-new law he claims grants the federal government massive new powers to saturate Americans with domestic propaganda at U.S. taxpayer expense. “This law allows the federal government to have sweeping power to push television, radio, newspaper and social-media propaganda onto the U.S. public,” warns Michael Evans of America’s Voice Now. “It removes protection for Americans from the ideological diarrhea that will pour forth from this administration like ejected vomit.” Evans is referring to the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash.,...
  • Irony: Couple Cuffed For Engaging In Free Speech In Front Of Independence Hall

    06/01/2013 5:32:17 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | Tim Brown
    A video that runs approximately 13:00 minutes records an ironic incident that took place on Saturday May 18 documents the incident of Mark and Barb, a couple who were engaged in handing out flyers and talking about ending the Federal Reserve system in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were detained and hand-cuffed for passing out flyers and engaging in free speech. According to Mark Passio, “On Saturday, May 18th at 3:00 pm, I was walking with my wife Barb in Philadelphia from Market Street to Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, and handed out a few...
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election in 2014

    05/29/2013 1:25:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/29/13
    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election in 2014, ending her tenure as the representative from Minnesota's sixth congressional district after four terms. In a video released on her website early Wednesday , Bachmann says that, in her opinion, if presidents can only serve eight years that length of time is sufficient for her to serve in Congress.
  • Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee after almost 13 hours

    03/07/2013 12:06:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ended his self-described filibuster against the confirmation of President Obama's nominee to lead the CIA early Thursday - at 12:39 EST -- just short of thirteen hours after the Kentucky Republican and tea party favorite began speaking. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, also a Kentucky Republican, said he would continue to oppose Brennan's confirmation and try to keep the debate going. After Paul yielded the floor, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., filed a motion to cut off debate on Brennan's nomination and bring it up for a vote....
  • Doctors euthanize Belgian twins who said they could not bear the thought of going blind

    01/14/2013 12:49:44 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 49 replies
    National Post ^ | 13 Jan 2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Identical twins have been killed by Belgian doctors in a unique case under the country’s euthanasia laws. The 45-year-old brothers from the Antwerp region were born deaf and sought euthanasia after finding out that they would soon go blind. They told doctors that they were unable to bear the thought of not being able to see each other again. The twins, who have not been named but have been pictured on Belgian television, had spent their entire lives together, sharing a flat and working as cobblers. Belgium’s Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper reported on the weekend that doctors at Brussels University...
  • Ndamukong Suh: Another Belcher Waiting to Happen?

    12/03/2012 2:07:19 PM PST · by publius321 · 109 replies
    Instead of blaming guns, Why not address the clear warning signs of the mentally disturbed - BEFORE they snap. Here is at least one who is a walking portent...
  • Fever Dreams From My Real Father

    10/01/2012 1:54:05 PM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 58 replies
    Barackryphal ^ | September 29, 2012 | Loren Collins
    Fever Dreams From My Real Father #7: Gilbert's "Mockumentaries" Dreams From My Real Father is not Joel Gilbert's first DVD documentary to present a wild conspiracy theory that attempts to completely rewrite the life of a world-famous individual with stories of cover-ups that extended over whole decades, and claims of astonishing new evidence that Gilbert says he uncovered. In 2010, Gilbert wrote and produced Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison, and in January 2012 he released Elvis Found Alive. Both were projects of Gilbert's production company, Highway 61 Entertainment. Paul (available on Netflix streaming) makes...
  • Immigration officers doubted Obama birth story (Corsi tip-off to 7/17 Apaio Posse findings?)

    07/10/2012 8:45:56 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 212 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Immigration documents filed in 1961 cast doubt on whether Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was the president’s biological father and indicate federal officers were prepared to investigate whether the Kenyan was married to the president’s mother, Ann Dunham. Aside from the image of a long-form birth certificate released by the White House April 27, 2011 – a document Sheriff Arpaio’s law enforcement investigation has found probable cause to believe is a forgery – what documentary evidence is there that Barack Obama was the biological father? In the third sentence of the third paragraph, the Dahlin memo adds the...
  • Were Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Really Married?

    07/07/2012 9:26:47 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 254 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7 July 2012 | Nick Chase
    In my previously published article "Secrets Revealed," I concluded that what President Obama is concealing on his genuine long-form birth certificate (not the digital PDF forgery released to the public) is that his mother signed her maiden name. snip Personally, I think the preponderance of evidence shows that Obama's marriage to Ann Dunham was a legal contrivance that suited both their purposes -- Obama's as a means to maintain residency in the U.S. until he completed his studies, and Ann's (and maybe also her parents') to provide legitimacy to the baby's birth. In no way was this a meaningful marital...
  • LGBT Pride Month Program

    06/21/2012 8:59:34 PM PDT · by Rabin · 17 replies
    US D O justice ^ | June 6, 2012 | The Power of Out
    Attorney General Eric Holder, along with Department of Justice senior officials, employees and invited guests, celebrated the accomplishments of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender...
  • Obama Repeats Whopper About Mom's Health Insurance

    05/10/2012 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 10, 2012
    The Obama Record: In a campaign infomercial, the president suggests his late mother's health insurer denied her coverage in her cancer battle. It's a heart-breaking story. Only it's not true. About midway through the slick 17-minute video, "The Road We've Traveled," narrator Tom Hanks explains that Obama made enacting his health care reforms a top priority because "he knew from experience the cost of waiting." "He remembered the millions of families like his who feel the pressure of rising costs and the fear of being denied or dropped from coverage," Hanks says, as photos of Obama and his late mother,...
  • Barack Obama's mother 'was secretly in contact with his estranged father'

    05/01/2012 7:13:17 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 51 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 30 April 2012 | Daniel Bates
    Barack Obama's mother was secretly in contact with his estranged father during his entire childhood without the future president's knowledge, a new book claims. Ann Dunham gave Barack Obama Sr regular updates about his life during the 1960s and 70s and even sent him school reports. It was not until the 1980s that Mr Obama became aware of the contact between the two - but he still did not forgive his father for being an absent dad. The claims are made in a new book by Mr Obama's half sister Auma in which she reveals that their father was routinely...
  • TEAR JERKER! Dead Daughter's Voicemails Erased by Phone Company

    03/23/2012 12:06:48 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 50 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 23, 2012 | By ASHLEY JENNINGS
    For 51-year-old Faron Butler, the thing he cherished most after his daughter's death was being able to hear her voice. "Every time I had a bad day or just wanted to listen to her I'd go through my old voicemails," Butler told ABCNews.com through tears. "I had one that I'd play over and over again. She'd be saying 'Daddy, I love you and I miss you.'" He said he was shocked when a few weeks ago he went to hear that familiar voice, only to find out the voicemail had been erased
  • Boston Globe reporter withholds Obama file birth (narrative doesn't match up with INS reports)

    11/09/2011 7:09:04 AM PST · by tutstar · 37 replies
    wnd ^ | Jerome Corsi
    A Boston Globe reporter sympathetic to Barack Obama apparently received favored access to the immigration file of the president's father. In writing her biography of Barack Obama's father, Boston Globe reporter Sally H. Jacobs had access to what appears to be the father's unredacted Immigration and Naturalization Service file. The documents cover the time Barack Obama Sr. arrived in Honolulu in 1959 until he was forced to leave the United States in 1964. However, the redacted file the Department of Homeland Security provided in an Freedom of Information Act request to independent reporter Heather Smathers whited-out key facts about the...
  • Source: Lindsay Lohan To Pose For Playboy

    10/25/2011 11:07:18 AM PDT · by Scythian · 75 replies
    Lohan has lined up a new gig -- as a Playboy girl. LiLo is posing for Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine, a source told Access Hollywood. The source told Access that Lohan is disrobing for the spread, which is being shot this week in LA. When contacted by Access, a rep for the actress said, "I cannot confirm at this time."
  • Turns Out Obama‘s Story About His Mother’s Healthcare Struggle Is Inaccurate

    07/12/2011 2:17:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/11/2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    A new book by New York Times reporter Janny Scott sheds new light on the life of Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, including her final years. Scott found while assembling information for “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother,” that Dunham in fact did have health coverage for her ovarian cancer, based off Dunham’s own past correspondence. Washington Examiner’s Byron York: “Dunham decided to stay in Jakarta, where she underwent an appendectomy. But the pain did not go away, and Dunham feared, correctly, that she was terribly ill. In January 1995 she left Indonesia to go home...
  • Man robs bank to get medical care in jail

    06/21/2011 3:20:20 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 20 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Tue Jun 21, 10:36 am ET | Zachary Roth
    Some people who need medical care but can't afford it go to the emergency room. Others just hope they'll get better. James Richard Verone robbed a bank. Earlier this month, Verone (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience store clerk, walked into a Gaston, N.C., bank and handed the cashier a note demanding $1 and medical attention. Then he waited calmly for police to show up. He's now in jail and has an appointment with a doctor this week. Verone's problems started when he lost the job he'd held for 17 years as a Coca Cola deliveryman, amid the economic downturn. He found...
  • Terry Pratchett begins formal process to end his life

    06/15/2011 6:58:15 AM PDT · by Abin Sur · 328 replies
    Blastr ^ | June 13, 2011 | Carol Pinchefsky
    Three and a half years ago, Terry Pratchett, the beloved author of the Discworld series, announced that he has early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Now he's made an even more startling announcement. Pratchett, who has campaigned in his native United Kingdom for the right of assisted suicide, has begun the formal process of assisted suicide in Switzerland, one of the few countries in the world to legalize euthanasia. Specifically, this would take place at Dignitas, a clinic that provides qualified doctors and nurses to assist with the patients' suicides. Dignitas has sent Pratchett the paperwork he needs to sign to begin the...
  • Husband gave life to save wife from tornado — ‘He was my hero’

    05/27/2011 1:22:10 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Fri May 27, 11:39 am ET | Zachary Roth
    As a tornado tore his Joplin, Mo., home apart, Don Lansaw did what came naturally: He threw himself on top of his wife Bethany to protect her. And in doing so, he gave his life for her. Lansaw's is just one of several tales of heroism, heartbreak, and amazing escapes that have emerged from the spate of violent weather events that swept the center of the country this week. As many as 125 people are thought to have been killed by the Joplin tornado alone. "The house was ripping apart, it all happened so fast," Bethany Lansaw told NBC News....
  • R-Rated Movies in the Catholic High School

    03/23/2011 9:01:00 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 18 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/23/11 | Catholic Lane Editor
    In most high schools, drugs, drinking, profanity and promiscuity pose significant challenges. Sadly these challenges now likewise present themselves in our diocesan high schools today. Studies show that teens exposed to R-rated movies become more likely to engage in smoking, drinking, drugs and promiscuity....
  • A Sad Picture....No caption necessary.......

    03/14/2011 1:07:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 137 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03-14-2011 | Staff
  • Elton John's new baby next door (In £1.3m luxury flat with two nannies round-the-clock)

    01/01/2011 8:39:52 PM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:09 AM on 2nd January 2011 | Caroline Graham and Sharon Churcher
    Sir Elton John’s new baby son Zachary is ‘living like royalty’ in his own £1.3 million apartment adjoining the singer’s exclusive Los Angeles pad. The Mail on Sunday has learned that Sir Elton, 63, and his partner David Furnish have appointed a top Hollywood interior designer to turn the flat beside their luxury home into a dream nursery. Although the work is not yet finished, several months after it started, eight-day-old Zachary is already installed there, and looked after by round-the-clock nannies. A New York television star who is a long-time friend of the couple said: ‘Elton and David have...
  • Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum in ONE two-hour

    12/26/2010 10:42:11 AM PST · by traumer · 90 replies · 5+ views
    A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revelers. 46-stone Donna Simpson, sitting in a reinforced metal chair, chowed down on the world's biggest Christmas dinner as she ate for two straight hours on Saturday. The single mum-of-two tucked into two 25lb turkeys, two maple-glazed hams, 15lbs of potatoes (10lbs roast, 5lbs mashed), five loaves of bread, five pounds of herb stuffing, four pints of gravy, four pints of cranberry dressing and an astonishing 20lbs of vegetables....
  • S.F. Supes Pass Happy Meal Ban with Veto-Proof Majority

    11/02/2010 8:16:32 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 17 replies
    SF Weekly Blogs ^ | Tue., Nov. 2 2010 | John Birdsall
    Snitch editor Joe Eskenazi has the word on today's vote by the Board of Supervisors to end toy giveaways for fast-food meals that fail to rate as nutritious. Eskenazi: The supes today passed an ordinance that will require meals to meet nutritional guidelines if restaurants wish to include a toy with the food purchase. More importantly, the supes passed the so-called "Happy Meal Ban" by an 8-3 vote ― meaning it can survive a promised veto from Mayor Gavin Newsom. That's right: San Francisco done banned the Happy Meal. Robble robble. Sponsored by Supervisor Eric Mar, the ban turned on...
  • U.S. Unemployment Rates By County

    08/16/2010 5:32:23 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 16 replies
    americanobserver.net ^ | August 2010 | americanobserver.net
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  • I am a Broken Man

    06/14/2010 1:48:57 PM PDT · by savedbygrace · 259 replies · 4,521+ views
    A few days ago, my wife suddenly, without forewarning that I ever detected, told me she is leaving me. The details are not important, only that I recognize it was mostly my fault. Our grown daughter is leaving home about the same time. Within three weeks, I will be alone, with only my Golden Retriever as a companion. I'm calling on God, and he is answering, but in this physical world, it's only my Golden. Heartbroken, deeply wounded, ashamed. That's me. I'm hoping to receive words of advice and counsel. I'm a born again, spirit filled Christian, so I'll respond...
  • Big Push Building for DADT, ENDA Votes (Mary Bono Mack,Ileana Ros-Lehtinen,& Mark Kirk support ENDA

    05/03/2010 4:45:48 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 494+ views
    http://www.southfloridagaynews.com ^ | 02 May 2010 | Lisa Keen
    Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, told the Signorile Show that she is still “very optimistic” ENDA will get its vote in committee in the next two weeks, but that “we have to be marching in the streets.” And things are looking a little tough for ENDA these days. The right-wing has stepped up its rhetoric considerably in recent days, sounding an alarm. An editorial in the conservative Washington Times in D.C. on April 23 said: “First-graders should not be forced into the classrooms of teachers undergoing sex changes. Religious broadcasters and faith-based summer camps...
  • A Protestant Discovers Mary

    03/14/2010 12:14:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 761 replies · 5,065+ views
    NC Register ^ | March 13, 2010
    Romano Guardini wrote in his book on the Rosary, “To linger in the domain of Mary is a divinely great thing. One does not ask about the utility of truly noble things, because they have their meaning within themselves. So it is of infinite meaning to draw a deep breath of this purity, to be secure in the peace of this union with God.” Guardini was speaking of spending time with Mary in praying the Rosary, but David Mills, in his latest book, Discovering Mary, helps us linger in the domain of Mary by opening up to us the...
  • Wash. man electrocuted by urinating on power line

    03/01/2010 7:27:07 PM PST · by rawhide · 42 replies · 1,255+ views
  • Our children as props (WA Gov signs gay rights bill in a pre-school)

    05/19/2009 6:27:51 PM PDT · by llevrok · 23 replies · 820+ views
    KIRO Radio (Seattle) ^ | 5/19/09 | Dori Monson
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 11:24am Dori writes... People asked me why I didn't talk about the governor signing the "everything but marriage" bill yesterday. I didn't address it on the air because to me, there's nothing controversial about the bill. I think homosexuals should have the same legal rights as heteros - but I do not think we should redefine marriage. I am perfectly fine with this bill. But I am NOT fine with the outrageous use of children in the photo-op of the governor signing the bill. Gregoire surrounded herself with a group of four year olds as...
  • Fifty Years of Math 1959 - 2009 (in the USA )

    05/01/2009 7:46:39 AM PDT · by Fawn · 30 replies · 1,453+ views
    an Email ^ | 5/1/09 | unknown
    Fifty Years of Math 1959 - 2009 (in the USA ) Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help...while he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this? Because...
  • Vitamin D May Not Be The Answer To Feeling SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

    03/19/2009 11:03:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 487+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 18 Mar 2009
    A lack of Vitamin D, due to reduced sunlight, has been linked to depression and the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but research by the University of Warwick shows there is no clear link between the levels of vitamin D in the blood and depression. Exposure to sunlight stimulates vitamin D in the skin and a shortage of sunlight in the winter has been put forward as one possible cause of SAD. However Warwick Medical School researchers, led by Dr Oscar Franco, have discovered low levels of vitamin D in the blood may not be connected to depression. The...
  • 13-Year-Old Accused Of Killing Half Brother (to take over Dad's drug ring)

    03/03/2009 4:21:10 PM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 11 replies · 772+ views
    WaPo ^ | 3/3/09 | Mikey_1962
    HYANNIS, Mass. -- Police have accused a 13-year-old of masterminding the slaying of his 16-year-old half brother so he could take over a drug operation they are alleged to have inherited from their father. Jordan Mendes was found shot, stabbed 27 times and dumped into a pit, where his body was torched. District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said Mendes was a "significant drug dealer." Authorities said Mykel Mendes, a seventh-grader, was jealous of the money his half brother was making selling OxyContin and cocaine and wanted to take over. A 13-year-old friend and a 20-year-old cousin also are charged with murder.
  • FAX, EMAIL TO YOUR REPS (PORKULUS 101)

    02/07/2009 3:54:36 PM PST · by tomnbeverly · 16 replies · 653+ views
    02-07-09 | tomnbeverly
    Dear Elected Representative, TEACHING POINTS PORKULUS 101: 1. GOVERNMENT DOESN’T CREATE JOBS IT CREATES MORE GOVERNMENT. 2. LEAVE JOB CREATION TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR, STIMULATE WITH TAX CUTS. 3. GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED ARE UNSUSTAINABLE TAX BURDENS FOR THE REST OF US. 4. IF YOU WANT MEN TO FEED THEMSELVES THEN TEACH MEN TO FARM, DON’T GROW GOVERMENT. 5. IT’S GETTING WAY PAST TIME TO THROW SOME MORE TEA IN THE HARBOR. 6. ONE TRILLION TAX DOLLARS CREATE 1.5 MILLION HOLE DIGGERS AND 1.5 MILLION HOLE FILLERS FOR 5 YEARS @ 50K PER YEAR PLUS THE COST OF SHOVELS....
  • Yule be in tears at Christmas

    12/24/2008 9:23:33 PM PST · by Cyberrat · 29 replies · 1,249+ views
    The Sun ^ | 12/24/08 | STAFF REPORTER
    THERE can be only one thing worse than not getting the present you want this Christmas – and that’s finding your most wanted gift is just an empty box. But that’s exactly what happened to this young lad – who thought he was unwrapping the Xbox360 console he had been dreaming of all year.
  • Bernie Buescher (D) is Colorado’s next secretary of state

    12/19/2008 5:33:15 PM PST · by Impy · 9 replies · 408+ views
    The Colorado Independent ^ | 12-19-08 | Cara Degette
    Gov. Bill Ritter has picked state Rep. Bernie Buescher as Colorado’s next secretary of state. “Thank you for the confidence,” Buescher told the governor. “I will work hard and try to do a good job.” Ritter announced his pick at a news conference in his office this morning. The position came open when Mike Coffman was elected to congress. In all, 20 people applied; that number was whittled to three finalists, including Buescher, as well as outgoing House Speaker Andrew Romanoff and Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon. During the news conference, Ritter thanked all for applying, and said Buescher is...
  • The Placebo Effect: Not All in Your Head

    12/03/2008 6:50:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 741+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 2 December 2008 | Rachel Zelkowitz
    Enlarge ImageReal effect. Patients with a certain copy of a serotonin gene showed less amygdala activity (left), indicating reduced anxiety, after treatment with placebos. Credit: T. Furmark et al., Journal of Neuroscience To get a drug to market, pharmaceutical companies have to show that it works better than a placebo. But sometimes the placebo is just as powerful as the real thing. Just why our bodies respond so strongly to fake medicine has long been a mystery, but researchers are a step closer to solving that riddle, having picked out a particular gene that may be responsible for one...
  • Kanjorski beats Barletta in northeastern Pa.

    11/04/2008 8:40:40 PM PST · by Impy · 6 replies · 923+ views
    Centredaily ^ | 11-04-08 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA — Paul Kanjorski has fought off a nationally known crusader against illegal immigration to keep his northeastern Pennsylvania congressional seat. Kanjorski, a Democrat, beat Republican Lou Barletta in the 11th District.
  • Record 259 US Companies Cozy With Homosexuals

    09/13/2008 1:32:06 PM PDT · by hardhead · 76 replies · 393+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sep 13, 2008 | WorldNetDaily
    Below is the list, in alphabetical order, of companies scoring a perfect 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's 2009 Corporate Equality Index, with policies beneficial toward homosexuals: 3M Co. AAA Northern California, Nevada and Uta Abercrombie & Fitch Accenture Ltd. Aetna Agilent Technologies Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld Alaska Airlines Alcatel-Lucent Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America Allstate Corp.