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  • Democratic Congressional Staffer Arrested After Beating Gay Lover With Shovel

    10/13/2015 6:49:28 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2015 | Blake Neff
    Police arrested a congressional staffer to Democratic Rep. Sander Levin Oct. 8 following a bizarre altercation where he attacked a lover with a shovel. According to a police report, Tim Foster assaulted a black man described as his boyfriend with a small red and black shovel, leaving the man so badly injured that he was hospitalized with scrapes and bruises across his neck and torso, Roll Call reported Tuesday. The dispute began at about 12:30 a.m., with the two getting into an argument at a house in Baltimore which soon escalated to physical violence on Foster’s part, according to Roll...
  • CAIR Demands Tennessee 7th Graders Learn 'Muhammad Is The Messenger of God'

    10/13/2015 12:34:26 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2015 | Eric Ownes
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on people in Tennessee to oppose a bill that would prevent public schools from teaching the principles of Islam and every other religion until students reach the 10th grade. Tennessee state legislator Sheila Butt, a Republican, proposed the bill late last week in response to a grassroots campaign across the state by parents — primarily evangelical parents — against what they perceive as an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in taxpayer-funded middle schools. House Bill 1418, if it becomes law, would prevent the teaching of all “religious...
  • How the news media in the West are lying.

    10/13/2015 10:29:26 AM PDT · by manc · 38 replies
    I don.t usually post threads, but thought this was important as to how the media manipulate us over these immigrants invading Europe and then here.
  • So. . .what are the rules of the Drinking Game for tonight's Democratic "Debate" ??

    10/13/2015 7:28:40 AM PDT · by Salgak · 55 replies
    None | 10/13/2015 | Self
    So. . . what are the rules for the inevitable Drinking Game for tonight's debate. I've seen the "Bernie Rule", every time Sanders pushes a "free" government program, you chug someone ELSE'S beer. And the Hillary! Debate technique of leaving the bar, taking the server with you, and having them make you drinks at home. But we need some point-scorers, gang. What do we drink to when the Teflon Leprechaun says something dumb. . .or bares his chest. . .or pulls out a musical instrument. What will Chaffee be tonight, Democrat, Republican, Independent, or just Confused. And what points can...
  • How Driving for Uber lets me live the American dream

    10/13/2015 6:35:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/13/2015 | By Samuel Nunez
    People are constantly talking about the American dream, but I want to talk a bit about the New York City dream. As a first-generation New Yorker, I was struggling to support a family in this expensive city until I started partnering with Uber. Now, I’m supporting three sons and a wife and am able to pursue my real passion on the side — music. I was born in the Dominican Republic, and moved to New York City when I was 9 years old. I’m proud to have called The Bronx my home for 25 years. New York is the greatest...
  • Making It All Up: The behavioral sciences scandal

    10/13/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | ANDREW FERGUSON
    One morning in August, the social science reporter for National Public Radio, a man named Shankar Vedantam, sounded a little shellshocked. You couldn’t blame him. Like so many science writers in the popular press, he is charged with reporting provocative findings from the world of behavioral science: “.  .  . and researchers were very surprised at what they found. The peer-reviewed study suggests that [dog lovers, redheads, Tea Party members] are much more likely to [wear short sleeves, participate in hockey fights, play contract bridge] than cat lovers, but only if [the barometer is falling, they are slapped lightly upside the head,...
  • Michigan Man Fired Over Confederate Flag

    10/13/2015 5:07:21 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/2015 | Philip Devoe
    A Michigan man employed at the Hillsdale Bob Evans plant was fired after refusing to remove a Confederate flag from his truck, the Hillsdale Daily News reports. According to the man, his bosses at the plant forced him to remove it after receiving a single anonymous complaint. Angela Payne, a spokeswoman for the restaurant chain, told NBC24 that the flag was “offensive to many… customers and employees.” The employee, Wesley Rogers, was told two weeks ago to remove the flag but refused, resulting in his termination. “They said they were doing their best to follow up on a complaint,” Rogers...
  • 2016 Kia Sorento Commercial Built For Football Families Participation

    10/12/2015 10:16:05 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/1/15 | Commercials Ads
    2016 Kia Sorento Commercial Built For Football Families Participation. Getting into his Sorento at the end of the football season, a father is surprised to find his son’s been given a participation trophy. He then decides to take matters into his own hands.
  • Report: Playboy Will No Longer Publish Nude Photos (Yes, you read that right)

    10/12/2015 9:36:18 PM PDT · by dayglored · 141 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 13, 2015 | Reuters News Service
    Founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner, 89, who in his trademark silk pajamas has embodied the Playboy lifestyle, agreed last month with a suggestion by top editor Cory Jones to stop publishing images of naked women, the Times said. At a time when every teenage boy has an Internet connected phone and the web is rife with pornography, the magazine has opted to continue featuring women in provocative poses, just not completely nude, the Times said. "You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free," Flanders was quoted as saying in the Times. "And so it's just passe...
  • Student suspended after wearing military memorial shirt honoring Marine brother

    10/12/2015 4:39:06 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 12 replies
    EAG News ^ | 12Oct15 | Victor Skinner
    GRESHAM, Ore. – Dexter McCarty Middle School student Alan Holmes understands that his freedom is intricately tied to those who fought and died defending the United States of America. His older brother joined the U.S. Marines when he was 19 years old and served a tour in Iraq, Fox 12 reports.
  • George Will and Karl Rove Endorse Paul Ryan for Speaker (VIDEO)

    10/12/2015 3:09:02 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bad Blue
    If you needed any more reason not to support Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, check out the Fox News hacks this past Sunday. Karl Rove and George Will are basically in love with Paul Ryan, claiming he would be a perfect selection to replace the weeping drunk Boehner. George Will must have some sort of connection to Republican RINOs from the state of Wisconsin. His wife worked on Scott Walker’s failed campaign, and now he wants Paul Ryan to be the next speaker. When you add Karl Rove to the mix, it basically tells you what type of...
  • CA Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Post Abortion Information (pro-life too)

    10/12/2015 10:50:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2015 | 12:50 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill on Friday mandating that all licensed pregnancy centers in the state “disseminate to clients” a message promoting public programs with “free or low-cost access” to abortion and contraceptive services. The new law has no exemption for pro-life, faith-based crisis pregnancy centers. […] According to the legislation, pregnancy centers that fail to disseminate this message “are liable for a civil penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) for a first offense and one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each subsequent offense.” …
  • A longtime American wardrobe staple is in danger of extinction

    10/12/2015 7:38:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 148 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10-11-15 | Ashley Lutz
    Blue jeans are increasingly going out of style, and even industry heavyweights like Levi's and Gap are taking notice. Teens are now buying more gear from Nike and Lululemon over denim classics from brands like Abercrombie, according to a recent Piper Jaffray survey on teen spending. Levi's CEO has admitted that the company is threatened by the athleisure trend of wearing yoga pants, Bloomberg reports. "We’re scrambling," Bloomberg notes CEO Chip Bergh told analysts last year. "I mean, there is a big difference between the product that we’ve got on the floor today and what the consumer is looking for....
  • Two dead, including one garda, in Louth shooting (Ireland)

    10/12/2015 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Sunday 11 October 2015 23.40
    A male garda and a second man were shot dead this evening after gardaí responded to what is thought to have been a domestic dispute in County Louth. Gardaí are treating the incident as murder suicide. The shootings took place shortly after 6 pm at a house on the Cooley Peninsula near Carlingford. Members from Omeath Garda Station responded to a call from a woman and arrived at the scene, shots were fired and a garda was fatally injured. […] The shooting happened only a few miles from the scene in which Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was fatally shot on...
  • How America Became Italian

    10/11/2015 5:23:17 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 25 replies
    Washington ^ | October 9, 2015 | Vincent J. Cannato
    When baseball legend Yogi Berra passed away last month, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred called the late Yankees catcher “a beacon of Americana.” Sportswriter Frank Deford had employed the same theme a decade earlier, calling Berra “the ultimate in athletic Americana.” That is quite a testament to a man born Lorenzo Pietro Berra to Italian immigrant parents and raised in the Italian enclave of St. Louis known as the Hill. There, he developed the outsize personality that would color the American experience with Italian wit. Traditionally, when we think of Americana, we recall Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” or Betsy Ross sewing...
  • Let's Call Gun Violence What It Is: A Public Health Disaster

    10/11/2015 5:23:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies ^ | 10-7-15 | Crawford Kilian
    If a disease killed 30,000 a year in one country, you'd expect a travel warning. Not in America. ** snip ** The recent shootings in Roseburg, Oregon, were, in President Obama's words, "routine" -- just another disturbed young man taking his troubles out on his English teacher and classmates. (Having taught English in a community college for 40 years, I took this event more personally than most.) Obama expressed his frustration at the impossibility of controlling hundreds of millions of firearms, and the commentariat wrung its collective hands about it. Others, including the ineffable Donald Trump, have blamed Roseburg on...
  • More Republican Join Speakership Race as Paul Ryan's Nascent Campaign Falls Apart

    10/11/2015 1:43:52 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Several Republicans who aren’t as closely associated with outgoing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)37%as House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% are considering running for Speaker as Ryan’s nascent campaign is crumbling before it even begins. The two who have, at this time, the most likely ability to unite the GOP conference and achieve well more than the necessary 218 votes on the House floor are House Energy and Commerce Committee vice chairwoman Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)72%and former House Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)58%. Other Republicans like Reps. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ)88%, Rep. Ryan...
  • RED ALERT: Russia Just did THIS to Its Nuclear Arsenal and It Should Put Us on High Alert

    10/11/2015 7:15:01 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 54 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/11/2015 | The Minority Report
    Recent reports indicate Russia is bolstering its arsenal of missiles, submarines and bombers — a move that violates the New START arms treaty. THIS is what we know! According to the Washington Free Beacon, Russia’s nuclear arsenal how has over 100 nuclear warheads above the limit set by the treaty. Since the treaty was launched, Russia has deployed 111 new nuclear warheads, bringing its total number of deployed warheads to 1,648. That treaty limit is 1,150 warheads — a number that must be reached in 2018. Comparatively, the numbers of U.S. nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers have fallen dramatically and...
  • Haircare Business Booms as Stressed Koreans Go Bald

    10/10/2015 7:47:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Oct. 10, 2015
    Haircare Business Booms as Stressed Koreans Go Bald The market for haircare products is growing rapidly as over 10 million people suffer from hair loss. From wigs to potions that claim to make hair grow back, the industry is raking in the money. Beauty product manufacturers, supermarkets and department stores are scrambling to benefit from the emerging market. Hi-Mo, the nation's leading wig manufacturer, posted sales of W66.7 billion last year (US$1=W1,161). Although wigs are expensive, costing between W200,000 and W1.8 million, the company is seeing increasing demand. Cosmetics giant Amore Pacific released a series of new haircare products this...
  • Trump Saved A Man From Being Beaten to Death With a Baseball Bat in 1991

    10/10/2015 11:03:58 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 89 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/10/2015 | Daily Surge
    Now that real estate tycoon Donald Trump is running for president, an incident from November of 1991 has resurfaced in which GOP presidential frontrunner actually had his limo stop so he could save a man from a brutal assault by a mugger with a baseball bat. Trump and his then-wife Marla Maples were riding around New York City in his limousine, headed out to New Jersey’s Meadowlands for a Paula Abdul concert, according to the New York Daily News. Trump’s limo was about to enter the Lincoln Tunnel at about 8 p.m. when he saw “a big guy with a...
  • The Pitcher Time Forgot (Dan Bankhead)

    10/10/2015 10:35:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2015 | Michael Beschloss
    This month in 1947 was the first time African-Americans played in the World Series. The two men were Brooklyn Dodgers. You probably know one of their names but not the other. Jackie Robinson would go on to win his place as a courageous American pathbreaker, but his teammate, Dan Bankhead, the first black major league pitcher in modern baseball, has been almost forgotten.
  • You Paid $60K For a Play About a Gay President Fighting Zombies

    10/10/2015 6:53:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/10/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    You might have to work a little harder to pay for it, but it's progress. Of some horrible sort. The National Endowment for the Arts gave $60,000 for the production of a play about the first openly gay president of the United States who has to fight zombies in the basement, and who has a cheating First Man. Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) highlighted the grant for “Zombie: The American” in his running series meant to expose wasteful spending. “The year is 2063 and Thom Valentine, the first openly gay President of the United States, faces a host of...
  • Excited Latina describes her Donald Trump dream

    10/10/2015 1:03:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Amercan Thinker ^ | October 10, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Excited Latina describes her Donald Trump dream By Ed Straker Donald Trump brought an extremely enthusiastic Latina onto the stage at a rally where, near tears, she confessed her ardent support for Donald Trump.  Naturally, the media were interested to know more about Mr. Trump's #1 Latina supporter, and she spoke at length to CNN. Myriam Witcher told CNN, "He is our man sent from Heaven. He is a very, very, very beautiful human being."  When asked how she first met him, she explained that The Donald came to her in a dream.  "I told my husband that I saw...
  • This Looks Like A Handicap Spot, And It Is. But Try To Park In It Without A Sticker And ... GENIUS!

    10/09/2015 9:48:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies ^ | Lisa Kelly
    In a common parking lot, you will come across many types of parking jerks. There's the person who takes up two spaces, the person who parks on a diagonal, and the person who parks so close to your vehicle you have to enter your car through the passenger's side. However, the biggest jerk of all is the person who completely disregards the handicapped parking spot sign and steals the spot from someone who actually needs to use it. Usually no one does anything about it, and it's becoming a huge problem. In Russia, the problem is so bad that...
  • Former Mrs. Orange County charged with forcing female relative, 4, into child porn to sell to Marine

    10/09/2015 3:17:05 PM PDT · by windcliff · 18 replies ^ | 10=9-15 | Deborah Sklar
    A former Mrs. Orange County was charged Friday with using a 4-year-old relative to make child pornography and selling it to a Marine stationed in Southern California, authorities said. Meghan Breanna Alt, 25, of Irvine, being held on $100,000 bail, was charged with a count of possession and control of child pornography and three counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14, all felonies. She also faces a sentencing enhancement allegation of substantial sexual conduct with a child. If convicted at trial, Alt could face up to 14 years and eight months in prison and be ordered to...
  • One Part of the Economy Is Booming: The Underground/Cash-Only Sector

    10/09/2015 7:59:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 10/09/2015 | Charles Hugh Smith
    If you make it so burdensome to operate a legit business, then you're basically giving people without big lines of credit and capital few choices but to work in the cash-only underground economy.It won't be much of a surprise to those living outside the Washington D.C. beltway and the Unicorn Herd of start-ups selling for millions of dollars that the underground cash-only economy is one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy. Correspondent B.U. recently submitted this report from rural America in response to my entry What Happens to our Economy as Millions of People Lose the Habits...
  • IT’S OVER: The 'unicorn' era comes to a screeching halt in Silicon Valley

    10/09/2015 7:46:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/09/2015 | Maya Kosoff
    The number of private tech companies valued at $1 billion or more has surged so much this year that on average 1.3 so-called unicorn companies have been created every week in 2015, according to data from CB Insights. But now it looks like winter is coming to Silicon Valley. Fortune's Dan Primack went to San Francisco this week and met with a number of people involved with unicorn companies with ballooning valuations. He says the mentality of people in Silicon Valley is starting to change, and people are getting scared. "As in the past, they are nearly unanimous in sentiment,"...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 6

    10/08/2015 6:52:48 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 22 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 6 Week five in review: The lesson through the first five weeks of the season is that, apparently, nobody is really very good. Four of the Top Ten teams lost last Saturday, while numbers one and two, Ohio State and Michigan State, looked terrible in clinging to victories against conference foes they’d normally be expected to steamroll. Even as parity dominates, there are 20 undefeated teams at this point in the season, partly because most teams had scheduled at least one phony game against a lower-division opponent, and one deliberately uncompetitive game against a small-conference...
  • A (very) rough guide to America from an Englishman in New York

    10/08/2015 6:09:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 8, 2015 | Paul Owen
    1. Customer service is either so warm it’s like you’ve made a new friend for life or so brusque you feel as though you’ve just been ordered back into your cell after your five-minute phone call with your lawyer. There’s no middle ground. 2. You need to tip for everything. If you think maybe you should tip, you should tip. You should be tipping me for this article. 3. If you don’t tip in a restaurant, the waiter or waitress will make a smart remark and your evening will be ruined. I’ve seen it happen. 4. People tip because the...
  • Is Your Gay Neighbor A Serial Killer?

    10/08/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by GraceG · 44 replies
    Liberty News Now ^ | 9/1/2015 | Chuck Hoster
    The definition of a serial killer is, “A person who murders three or more people, usually due to abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break (a “cooling off period”) between them.” Serial killers may be overwhelmingly male and most likely to be either black or white, but is there a connection for these men between their tendencies and their sexual behavior? Most serial killers are seeking out a thrill. But from where does their blood lust stem? Radford University keeps a database of statistics surrounding serial killers; age, race,...
  • The Next Big Thing the Left Wants to Ban: Human Drivers

    10/08/2015 4:26:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | James Lileks
    ....So we must ban human drivers. We need to do it ASAP. Once we have the technology, and self-driving cars are available, Wham! Down comes another tranche of glorious laws to forbid people from manipulating their own possessions in a manner that suits them. This would require everyone to sell their cars, I guess, except no one would buy them. So the state would buy them from you, perhaps, and give you a voucher to buy a little Google put-put that does 50 mph, unless the U.N.’s daily Carbon Report decides that India belched out a bit too much CO2...
  • Cruz Co-Sponsors Bill to Defund Sanctuary Cities

    10/08/2015 1:53:42 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10/8/2015 | Cortney O'Brien
     Presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with several other senators, helped introduce the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act this week as a means to crack down on illegal immigration. “In light of the threat criminal aliens pose to the safety and security of our communities, we can no longer allow states and municipalities to take federal taxpayer money while turning a blind eye to the illegal aliens in their midst,” Cruz said in a statement. Earlier this year, Cruz introduced Kate’s Law to bring attention to the tragic case of Kate Steinle. Steinle was shot and killed...
  • Iowa Radio Host "If Caucuses Were Today, Ben Carson or Ted Cruz Would Win (VIDEO)

    10/08/2015 1:49:33 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/8/02015 | Steve Guest
    Nationally syndicated talk show host Steve Deace said Thursday that if the Iowa caucuses were held today, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would win, even though businessman Donald Trump currently outpolls both candidates. The reason: Carson and Cruz have superior on-the-ground organizations. “I don’t believe almost any of these polls,” Deace said on “MSNBC News Nation.” “The record of polling in Iowa is a joke.” Deace noted that pollsters have warned the Republican National Committee against trusting their results to determine debate placement, and that Gallup will stop polling the 2016 primaries “because they don’t trust...
  • Man who calls police to say he’s ‘too high’ found in pile of Doritos (Article and 911 call)

    10/08/2015 12:26:43 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | October 8, 2015 | Web Staff
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- An Ohio man made a strange, and not-so-wise call to police last Friday to tell them that he was "too high" on marijuana. Police arrived at the 22-year-old man's home at approximately 5:20 p.m, according to WJW. There, they found him on the floor "in a fetal position," surrounded by, "a plethora of Doritos, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Chips Ahoy cookies." According to a police report, the man told the officer that he couldn't feel his hands because he smoked too much weed. The 22-year-old gave the officer the keys to his car, where he had smoked...
  • How New York prison inmates defeated Harvard’s award-winning debate team

    10/08/2015 11:22:33 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 17 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | October 7, 2015 | Chris Smith
    You’d think that Harvard’s national debate champions would be able to win any verbal confrontation they’d be involved with, especially when it comes to debating. But you’d be wrong to assume that. Even the best lose sometimes, and Harvard’s loss is all the more surprising when you learn that a team of inmates from the Eastern New York Correctional Facility managed to outperform the Harvard’s best and brightest. As The Telegraph reports, three men convicted of violent crimes including manslaughter faced three opponents from Harvard, arguing a motion that they apparently disagree with. The three inmates were given a difficult...
  • Hillary vs. The 2nd Amendment

    10/08/2015 9:58:20 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton, who served an administration that ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under Operation Fast and Furious, is now fast and furiously trying to resurrect a failing campaign by taking aim at so-called gun rights “extremists”. In the wake of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Mrs. Clinton advocated in New Hampshire for a new gun group for “responsible gun owners” apart from the National Rifle Association, which she considers extremist, even though no NRA member has ever been involved in a mass shooting...
  • Daniel Craig says he's done with James Bond: 'All I want to do is move on'

    10/08/2015 9:16:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/2015
    Maybe he had one too many martinis but Daniel Craig was in full-on truth mode when he seemed to indicate in an interview with the UK’s Time Out that his time as Britain’s favorite spy was over. When asked if the actor, who plays the iconic James Bond for a fourth time in the upcoming "Spectre," would do another 007 film, the answer was salty, to say the least. “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” said Craig. “No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I...
  • Are Mideast Muslims Dying for a Myth?

    10/08/2015 7:33:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2015 | Mike Konrad
    Given the way the Mideast is headed, things are so unpredictable that this present Jerusalem flare-up could run the gamut from burning itself out in a few days to inciting a war against Israel, eventually bringing in Iran, the Muslim world, and then the whole world. The Arabs claim it is an Intifada, the Arabic word for resistance – but what is enormously troubling is the fallacy behind it. Fueling much of this Arab fury is a renewed Jewish presence on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Over the past two years, Jews have started to gather outside al-Aqsa, and the Muslims...
  • Indiana University fraternity is suspended after graphic video of sexual hazing is leaked

    10/08/2015 7:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2015 | Staff
    A fraternity at the University of Indiana has been suspended after video surfaced of what is purported to be a member being forced to perform oral sex on a woman as fellow members goad him on. The apparent 'sexual hazing' was of an Alpha Tau Omega pledge. Graphic video of the incident was posted to Reddit on Wednesday. Administrators at the school reacted swiftly, tweeting Wednesday:
  • Australian Scientist Discover ERRORS in Global Warming Model - Completely Undermines Climate Theory!

    10/08/2015 6:58:04 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 33 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/08/2015 | soopermexican
    An Australian scientist has made some discoveries that will completely undermine the models that the Global Warming theory depends on. From Perth Now: A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month. A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science. He has found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had...
  • Scientists Should Tell Lawrence Krauss to Shut Up Already

    10/08/2015 6:08:29 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | September 28th, 2015 | Edward Feser
    Lawrence Krauss’s “argument” for atheism is like that of an artist who confines himself to using black and white materials and then concludes that, since color doesn’t show up in his drawings of fire engines and apples, it follows that fire engines and apples are not really red. ...Think of it this way: you can’t find out why checkers boards exist by looking at the rules of checkers themselves, which concern only what goes on within the game. The rules tell you how each piece moves, how the game is won, and so forth. But why are the pieces governed...
  • Frank Zappa's Widow Gail Zappa Dead at 70 (susp. lung cancer)

    10/07/2015 9:56:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 66 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Kory Grow
    Gail Zappa, wife of Frank Zappa and executrix of the Zappa Family Trust, has died. She was 70. A cause of death has not been revealed, though TMZ reported she had had a long battle with lung cancer. Zappa, "departed this earth peacefully at her home ... surrounded by her children," according to a statement from the Zappa Family Trust. "Gail will forever be identified as a key figure in the creative renaissance that is Laurel Canyon," the statement says. "But more than any singular accomplishment, she defined herself in her personal relationships, happiest when surrounded by loved ones and...
  • Rookie Dongle warns parents when their kids are driving too fast (Nanny State/Big Brother alert)

    10/07/2015 8:32:00 PM PDT · by dayglored · 16 replies
    The Stack ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Alice McGregor
    Dongle Apps, a Belgian tech company, has introduced a new system which alerts a car owner if the vehicle’s driver is breaking the speed limit. The ‘Rookie Dongle’, founded by engineer Paul Janssens and automotive expert Christophe Neyt, connects to the vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBD II) port, used by garage staff to identify issues and assess speed, mileage and performance in all modern cars. Initially designed for parents and guardians to keep an eye on their young ones behind the wheel, the device employs internal GPS and mobile technologies to push real-time data to the cloud and send notifications to...
  • US woman shoots at shoplifter as he flees store

    10/07/2015 4:58:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    AFP ^ | October 7, 2015
    Chicago (AFP) - A woman in suburban Detroit opened fire on a shoplifter after seeing a security guard chase him out of a Home Depot store, police said. The shoplifter in Tuesday's Home Depot incident was not injured, the Detroit Free Press said.
  • Some Roseburg residents’ message to Obama: “Don’t bother” visiting us

    10/07/2015 4:27:14 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | October 7, 2015 | The Register-Guard
    “We do not want him to come” In an unscientific sampling of Roseburg area residents on Tuesday, more sided with Roberts’ views than with Foley’s. Immediately after Thursday’s shooting, Obama repeated a call for more gun control. That did not sit well with some Roseburg area residents. “We do not want him to come, and the veterans don’t want him to come,” asserted Patti Sciapiti, who said that her husband is involved with the American Legion in Roseburg. “I don’t want him here because I don’t think it was proper for him to talk about gun control when the tragedy...
  • The Problem Isn't Guns or White Men

    10/07/2015 4:08:25 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/07/2015 | Ann Coulter
    The media act as if they’re performing a public service by refusing to release details about the perpetrator of the recent mass shooting at a community college in Oregon. But we were given plenty of information about Dylan Roof, Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Jared Loughner. Now, quick: Name the mass shooters at the Chattanooga military recruitment center; the Washington Navy Yard; the high school in Washington state; Fort Hood (the second time) and the Christian college in California. All those shootings also occurred during the last three years. The answers are: Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, Kuwaiti; Aaron Alexis, black, possibly...
  • 3 more guilty pleas nearly complete downfall of New Orleans' 'Taliban' gang

    10/07/2015 4:01:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/7/15 | Ken Daley, | The Times-Picayune
    The state racketeering case targeting New Orleans' "Taliban" gang moved closer to completion as three more reputed members admitted guilt as part of plea deals entered in Orleans Parish criminal court. Cornie "Porch" Jones, Darryl "Dino" Bannister and Jerome "Sookie" Tolliver each pleaded guilty to racketeering, aggravated battery and public intimidation on Tuesday before Judge Karen Herman. In exchange, the state amended attempted murder charges that potentially could have sent the trio to prison for far longer sentences. Jones, 27, was sentenced to eight years, according to court records. Tolliver, 25, drew a seven-year sentence. Bannister, 30, will serve six...
  • Is It Time for Jeb Bush to Drop Out?

    10/07/2015 3:56:44 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/07/2015 | Allahpundit
    Hell yes, says Will Rahn, although he surely knows deep down that Jeb’s not going anywhere soon. Which raises the question: What would have to happen in the race to get Bush to pull the plug before Iowa or New Hampshire? How bad do things need to get before a guy who raised $100 million decides, “You know what, it’s just not worth it”? But your brother was an able campaigner, and you are not. The polls showed he had a particularly good chance of winning back the White House; the same can’t really be said of you. And again,...
  • Employee At Hillary Server Company:'Covering Up Some Shady (bleep)

    10/07/2015 1:03:57 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 33 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/07/2015 | Sarah Fisher
    The company was told to reduce the data backed up from the server. Documents released on Tuesday show that an employee at the company who handled Hillary Clinton's email server "questioned if he was part of a coverup." “This whole thing really is covering up some shady s–t,” the employee said in an Aug. 19 company email obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The employees at Colorado-based Platte River Networks were alarmed after the Clinton folks ordered a reduction in the data that was stored when the firm conducted back...
  • The WOW Factor: Melanis and Ivanka Trump to Hit Campaign Trail in Coming Weeks

    10/07/2015 12:47:10 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/7/2015 | JIm Hoft
    The Wow Factor– Donald Trump plans on unleashing his secret weapons – beautiful wife Melania Trump and entrepreneur daughter Ivanka Trump. The two will participate in campaign events in the coming weeks. Donald Trump announced the plans this week in an interview with the Washington Post. The Washington Post reported: After a summer of dominating the Republican presidential campaign, Donald Trump is moving into a new and uncertain phase that the billionaire businessman acknowledges will be more challenging than any project he has ever undertaken — even as he views the nomination as now within his reach. In an hour-long...