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  • J.K. Rowling Reveals Awesome Reason For Challenging Westboro Church's Hate Speech

    05/27/2015 4:26:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/27/2015 | Nick Visser
    Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote last week, prompting emotional celebrations, outpourings of support and, yes, a little bit of hate. The Westboro Baptist Church already stumbled over an attempted diss of the Irish referendum, mistakenly chastising the Ivory Coast instead. But when they tried to take on J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter author had nothing but ire for the hate-mongers ..."I don't care about WBC. I think it's important that scared gay kids who aren't out yet see hate speech challenged."...
  • Feminst Heather Marie Schooll Gets Owned...

    05/27/2015 4:13:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    Appearing on the radio program Free Speech w/ Gavin McInnes Heather gets confronted with facts.
  • Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' stars in videos for Michigan skilled trades initiative

    05/27/2015 2:46:33 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 28 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Emily Lawler
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- Mike Rowe made dirty jobs look cool. Can he do the same for the tool and die industry? The state today at the Mackinac Policy Conference annouced a partnership with Rowe and his foundation, mikeroweWorks, to produce videos that show students skilled trades are sustainable, good career paths. Rowe's videos, targeted to middle and high school students, will highlight industries like tool and die, health care, construction and welding. "Closing the skills gap is not about creating opportunity. It's about making sure that people understand all of the opportunities that currently exist," Rowe said Wednesday. "Michigan...
  • My Library Has Changed the Title of Coulter's Book to "Offensive" (Update @# 51)

    05/27/2015 10:06:45 AM PDT · by lordpumblechook · 67 replies
    If you search the Loudoun County Public Library website for Ann's book, "!Adios, America!" you come up with NOTHING. No combination of those words will bring you to her book. Search by author brings you to her book, UNDER THE TITLE "OFFENSIVE" Curious, yes?
  • Most European men descend from a handful of Bronze Age forefathers

    05/27/2015 10:33:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 05/27/2015 | University of Leicester
    Geneticists from the University of Leicester have discovered that most European men descend from just a handful of Bronze Age forefathers, due to a 'population explosion' several thousand years ago. The project, which was funded by the Wellcome Trust, was led by Professor Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester's Department of Genetics and the study is published in the journal Nature Communications. The research team determined the DNA sequences of a large part of the Y chromosome, passed exclusively from fathers to sons, in 334 men from 17 European and Middle Eastern populations. This research used new methods for...
  • Why hasn't any Congresscritter done this yet (Concerning the TPP) ~ Vanity

    05/27/2015 9:41:53 AM PDT · by GraceG · 17 replies
    GraceG
    Why hasn't any congress critter there in Washington gone down with a gaggle of press in tow and actually demanded to be let into the room in the deep dark dungeon basement of Washington DC that the "super double dog top secret" Trans-Pacific Partnership full text is being housed and just DARE anyone to stop them. Walk into the damned room, pick up the multiple pages of this text and even use a damned hand truck if it fills several xerox boxes. Then walk the hell out of the room with the full text and release the full text to...
  • Which is the safest big city in the world?

    05/27/2015 7:51:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/27/2015
    It’s not a recent initiative, but as far as unusual – and effective – measures to improve road-traffic safety go, mime is still hard to beat. In the mid-90s, Bogotá’s then-mayor, Antanas Mockus, employed more than 400 mime artists to stand guard at pedestrian crossings, showing wordless displeasure to reckless pedestrians and drivers who violated traffic rules and put lives at risk. The experiment was included on the list of 100 Promising Practices on Safer Cities, a collection of global initiatives commissioned last year by UN-Habitat – the branch of the United Nations which looks at how to make an...
  • To steal a SSN (It's easier than you think!)

    05/27/2015 5:39:48 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 37 replies
    LinkedIn Timothy Martens ^ | May 20, 2015 | Timothy Martens
    What would you say if I told you I could get your Social Security Number if you gave me your name and birth date? And sometimes I don't even need your birth day. How easy is it? How many people know your name and birth date? I imagine quite a few. And if you have your birth date available on Facebook, LinkedIn or any number of other services online which ask for and publicly display your birth date then A LOT more people have your birth date. The second half of the equation is finding an online service which you...
  • Facebook Trending Biased?

    05/26/2015 9:53:44 PM PDT · by jarwulf · 9 replies
    Facebook
    Anybody ever noticed how the Facebook Trending bar virtually never has an antileftwing story? Whenever there is a political story its always some attack on conservatives or Republican foible. I don't think I've every seen a Democrat on a headline except rarely as praise like 'obama fistbumps' or something to that effect. Its on by default and there is no way to remove it either. Mighty curious as to how the 'algorithms' work. Seems to be some roundabout way to shift people who otherwise don't get news any other way. Am I mistaken? Go ahead and see if you can...
  • Remember when Jim Bob Duggar said incest should be punishable by death?

    05/26/2015 7:39:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 79 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 26 May 2015 | Scott Sutton
    After last week’s shocking admission that he’d molested his sisters as a teenager, former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar has put his parents in quite a pickle. While Josh has (deservedly) received plenty of backlash from his admission, his parents have also come under heavy scrutiny for how they have handled the situation. ..... However, it’s worth noting where Jim Bob, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2002, actually stands on the issue of incest and rape — or at least what he told the public while he was running for office. According to Gawker, who...
  • Sorry LGBT, sex and gender are not the same

    05/26/2015 2:30:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Barbara Kay
    The precise nature of words matters. The imprecise use of a word that has a very specific meaning can make the difference between an alleged injustice and a complete waste of newsprint and everyone’s time, including that of activists. We have a perfect example of this phenomenon in the case of Morgane Oger, chair of the B.C. Trans Alliance Society, who, not satisfied with provincial and federal governments allowing sex designations to be changed on key identity documents, “wants to abolish gender references altogether from birth certificates.” The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal is reviewing her complaint. But the offence does...
  • Merriam-Webster legitimizes WTF, photobomb, emoji and more than 1700 other words

    05/26/2015 2:28:56 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Zap2it ^ | May 26, 2015
    When your less internet savvy family members ask you what a meme is, you can now be the one to tell them to go look it up in the dictionary. That's right, Merriam-Webster is adding "meme," "photobomb," "emoji" and "WTF," along with over 1,700 other words, to the unabridged dictionary. "Colossal squid" and "colony collapse disorder" also made the list, but they seem like the two that don't belong in a group that also includes "clickbait" and "NSFW." Merriam-Webster posted a sampling of the new words being added to the next edition of the unabridged dictionary along with their official...
  • Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    05/26/2015 2:03:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 05/26/15 | Sarah Perez
    The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slow in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3 percent this year, down from 27.6 percent the year prior. The changes are attributed, in part, to the Chinese smartphone market reaching saturation, which will make 2015 the first year that China’s smartphone growth (2.5 percent) will be slower than the worldwide market. China’s slowdown will also impact Android’s growth, IDC says, as the Google-developed mobile...
  • He’s fired. Who’s next? Sexist buffoonery cost man his job. But you could lose yours for a lot less.

    05/26/2015 1:58:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 22, 2015 | Charlie Gillis
    In its eight years of existence, Toronto’s BMO Field has become known as a refuge from workaday decorum—a place where soccer fans can let loose their animal subconscious, gulping beer and braying out their frustrations far from the disapproving eyes of colleagues and bosses. It was living up to that reputation two Sundays ago, when Shauna Hunt, a reporter with CityNews, dropped by the stadium’s southeast plaza to catch fans spilling out of a match between their beloved Toronto FC and the Houston Dynamo. The bacchanalia had ended with a 2-1 Toronto loss, but civil order was not yet in...
  • Five Things To Learn from the Biker Gang Gunfight in Waco

    05/26/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by pabianice · 62 replies
    Gunsamerica ^ | 5/26/15 | Blannelberry
    <p>Nine people were killed and 18 people were injured Sunday in a motorcycle gang gunfight outside a restaurant in Waco, Texas.</p> <p>Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton described the incident to local media, thusly, “It is one of the most violent scenes I’ve seen in my 34 years as a police officer in Waco.”</p>
  • Why do girls have a right to genital integrity, but not boys?

    05/26/2015 8:52:27 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 99 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | May 26, 2015 | Austin Petersen
    The mother of a four-year-old son, Heather Hironimus, tearfully signed an order allowing for the circumcision of her boy, so that she could be released from prison. The event has stirred a national debate about the necessity of circumcision, and the question of whether all children should be allowed the right to bodily integrity. Hironimus was imprisoned after she fled with her son, attempting to avoid the fulfillment of an agreement with the boy’s father that would see him circumcised. She’s now taken center stage on the issue, with anti-circumcision activists rallying to her cause, raising $50,000 in legal bills...
  • A Dad’s Life

    05/26/2015 7:32:18 AM PDT · by Popman · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | MAY 25, 2015 | JONATHAN V. LAST
    I was once reasonably dignified. I dressed like a gentleman and luxuriated in the cultural heritage of Western civilization. My three places of residence—my home, my office, and my mind—were free of clutter and arranged so as to allow me both to make the most of my days and to begin to venture out into intellectual life. Then I became a father.
  • Biker shootout libs going wacko over race in Waco

    05/26/2015 7:20:44 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 9 replies
    www.americanthinker.com ^ | 5/26/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Leftists are upset about what they view as a double standard with respect to the Baltimore/Ferguson affair and the recent Waco gang shootout. They’re right, too – there sure is a double standard. And, as usual, it’s their own. Consider, for example, an Associated Press piece by one Jesse J. Holland titled “Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore bothering some.” Holland starts out writing that the “prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun...
  • Millionaire banker forced to sell luxe belongings

    05/25/2015 9:19:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/25 | Julia Marsh
    The multi-millionaire banker who chose to expose his illicit affair rather than pay a court-ordered debt has to face the further humiliation of parting with his belongings, including art, antiques, furs and jewelry at public auction. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge told Hugh Levey to hand over $2 million worth of property including artwork by Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein.
  • Adios, America! The Left's Plan to Turn US Into a Third World Hell Hole (Coulter's new book)

    05/25/2015 7:10:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 184 replies
    Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants—all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that's tearing the country apart. Applying her trademark biting humor to the disaster that is U.S. immigration policy, Coulter proves that immigration is the most important issue facing America today.
  • "My husband pays me a wife bonus, and I'm proud of it — it’s what feminists have urged for years"

    05/25/2015 6:58:50 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    National Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Polly Phillips
    In this still-fragile financial climate, some women might have chosen to hide the Chanel shopping bag from their budget-conscious better halves. With mortgages to pay and family holidays to save up for, it’s still not quite the done thing to blow half your bonus on something as frivolous as a pair of shoes (in this case a seductively glistening pair of Chanel ballet pumps in a classic French navy that I’d coveted for months), even if the bonus is something you have worked your socks off for. But, instead of surreptitiously stuffing the shoes in the back of the wardrobe,...
  • Twitter trend ‘Charlie Charlie Challenge’ has teens trying to summon demon

    05/25/2015 5:46:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | May 25, 2015
    NEW YORK — The latest topic to create some commotion on Twitter has teens trying to summon a demon named Charlie. The Charlie Charlie Challenge surfaced Thursday on Twitter and has gone viral across social media platforms. The challenge includes putting two pencils on a piece of paper in the shape of a cross. The words “yes” and “no” are written in boxes outlined by the pencils. Then the participants say “Charlie, Charlie are you here?” Social media users have been uploading videos “summoning” Charlie
  • 'Black Bike Week' riders cry foul over security increase at annual gathering

    05/25/2015 5:20:45 PM PDT · by windcliff · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 25 2015 | Max Blau
    For more than two decades, thousands of African American motorcyclists have traveled across the nation to South Carolina, to attend the Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Bikefest. On the last weekend in May every year, the low hum of customized choppers with high-handle bars and the high-pitched revs of neon-painted street bikes have sounded out on Ocean Boulevard. The 2015 Bikefest, however, was different. Ocean Boulevard, a two-lane commercial strip running parallel to the Atlantic Ocean, was partially closed. Hundreds of police officers enforced a one-way traffic pattern that clogged streets for miles and forced motorcyclists to idle in gridlock for...
  • Pope Francis admits to having not watched TV since 1990 and never using the internet after making…

    05/25/2015 5:16:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:55 EST, 25 May 2015 | Hannah Roberts
    Pope Francis has claimed that he hasn’t watched TV since 1990 after making a promise to the Virgin Mary. The Pope said that he didn’t even watch the matches of his football team San Lorenzo de Almagro back in Buenos Aires, but got a Swiss Guard to update him regularly on match results and league table positions. In an interview with an Argentinian newspaper, he said there was no particular reason for his vow—he simply decided: “It’s not for me.” […] The Pope said that he doesn’t surf the internet either, and reads only one newspaper for ten minutes in...
  • Flag desecration on Memorial Day - Where, and Who? Freeper input

    05/25/2015 4:53:00 PM PDT · by cyn · 138 replies
    May 25, 2015 | cyn
    VIA TWITTER: Where is this, and who is the woman?
  • Nevada’s Bunny Ranch brothel seeking paid ‘quality’ control testers

    05/25/2015 4:34:36 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 58 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/31/15 | Nina Golgowski
    Think you know great sex? Nevada's famed Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel is on the prowl for official "quality" control testers who not only get paid to have sex with their prostitutes but to then evaluate their performance. "I'm looking for someone who's fun, has some personality and wants to have a good time," Dennis Hof, whose seven brothels make up 40% of North America's legal bordellos and starred in the hit HBO series "Cathouse," told the Daily News.
  • Bush Discovers Fire

    05/25/2015 3:49:46 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 11, 2007 | YouTube "armadilloze"
    "Bush is mesmerized by a common grocery store checkout scanner in 1992. This was LONG after scanners were introduced in 1980. "Some say" this is an "urban legend," but you decide. Sorry, source file was only 160x120, not too sharp."
  • Online Commenter Warned About Josh Duggar Molestation Accusations 8 Years Ago

    05/25/2015 1:50:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 191 replies
    people.com ^ | 5.24.2015 | Michele Corriston
    Eight years ago, Alice gave a thorough and detailed account of events that are nearly identical to those outlined in the police report that became public this week: "In January, the whole family went to Chicago and taped Oprah Winfrey show... As you may have noticed, that show never aired and it never will," Alice posted before delivering the bombshell that The Oprah Winfrey Show staffers had been told that Josh had molested five minor girls. Alice then wrote, "Yes, this is the truth ... They have been investigated to some length..." On the subject of Josh's parents Jim Bob,...
  • Kerry: Ben Franklin Could Not Be Confirmed to Office If He Lived Today

    05/25/2015 12:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2015 | 11:03 AM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    At a reception at the State Department that marked the U.S. taking over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, Secretary of State John Kerry said that if Benjamin Franklin lived today and was nominated for office he would never be confirmed. […] “(T)here is, of course, a second connection between Franklin and this reception,” Kerry said. “And that is that he liked to have a really good time, folks. And he didn’t spare the booze, and while he was in Paris he led a life that clearly meant that had he lived today and been nominated, he would never have...
  • Do we really want to remember our heroes on Memorial Day?

    05/25/2015 10:48:10 AM PDT · by ProfDavidASmith · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | David A. Smith
    Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? Not just to claim to one day per year, but really to do so in a meaningful way? If by remember, we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can remember those who have given their lives in war.
  • Nine Killed, 31 Wounded In Chicago Violence Over Memorial Day Weekend

    05/25/2015 6:56:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    CBS ^ | May 25, 2015
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Nine people were killed and at least 31 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood.
  • Reagan- America Is The Last Stand On Earth

    05/25/2015 6:56:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/25/15
    Ronald Reagan tells it like it is, America is the last stand on earth. If the US is taken over then the planet is lost. A Time for Choosing speech Oct 27, 1964 excerpt
  • Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 49 replies
    Self | May 25th, 2015 | Myself
    "I don’t trust anyone who was in the military." - sickoflibs, posted last night.
  • Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

    05/24/2015 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/24/2015 | SHASHANK BENGALI
    He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy. "James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a vague recollection of a movie in which 007, in order to extract information from a woman, took her to bed. "While he did not take much pleasure in the act," Wirathu said, "he did it for his country." His questionable reading of Bond aside, the firebrand Wirathu firmly says he is defending Myanmar against the people he...
  • Why Shirley Bassey is horrified by today's pop stars

    05/24/2015 12:46:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 66 replies
    Dame Shirley Bassey lives a solitary, almost mysterious life of luxurious semi-exile, earned over six decades of stardom, and sweetened by a rare ability to speak out when it matters. Last week, Shirley’s attention was caught by the phenomenon of female singers wearing revealing outfits at galas and premieres. The Dame did not approve
  • The Problem With the Debate Over Fixing Your Man’s Plate

    05/24/2015 2:03:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    he melee started, it seems, with a meme. The photo was of an innocuous scene, one that many are anticipating this Memorial Day weekend: hamburgers and hot dogs on a grill. It was the caption that set everything off. It read: “Soooo you are at a barbecue. Your man is hungry. He lets you know he is hungry, but you are not the kind of woman to go around fixing plates for a man, so you ignore him. A random woman hears this and says, ‘I will fix his plate.’ She sashays away and comes back with a plate for...
  • Hillary Clinton: We need to redefine what free speech means(satire)

    05/24/2015 12:33:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 5-24-15 | Chedoh
    Hillary Clinton released an announcement over Memorial Day weekend on her Facebook page, saying that what we may think of as "free speech" can be hurtful towards other Americans, and we should put more effort into monitoring what we and others say to avoid painful dialogues, especially on the internet. "There is a problem in this country when people, mostly right-wing bigots, can easily inflict pain and suffering towards others through hurtful words and objections against alternative lifestyles and political stances. You often see it on Facebook and other forms of social media, where they are constantly spewing hate and...
  • Green Activists Explain How To Brainwash Children With Climate Pornography

    05/24/2015 11:15:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 24 May 2015 | James Delingpole
    As the Jesuits almost said: “Give a child until he is seven and I will show you the fully indotcrinated, yogurt-weaving, polar-bear-hugging eco-loon.” Such, at any rate, has been the message at one of the panel discussions at this year’s luvvie-fest of impeccably correct thinking, the Hay Literary Festival, where a group of “CliFi” (climate fiction) authors have been singing the praises of brainwashing the impressionable young through the medium of kiddie-friendly climate pornography. […]David Thorpe, author of the book Stormteller, said […] “You can try to be seriously subversive and try to infect their minds with these viral ideas...
  • A Colorado Man Used a Stuffed Owl Named "Solomon" as His Defense Attorney. It Was Not a Hoot.

    05/24/2015 1:23:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    I'm no legal expert, but something tells me this isn't exactly a great move for your case. From Arbroath: Charles Abbott arrived at court in Aspen, Colorado, on Tuesday with a stuffed owl and placed it on the defence table in front of him. “He’s a very sensitive guy, has law degrees from Yale, Harvard and Stanford,” Abbott told Pitkin County Court Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely. “I think he’ll be able to represent me before a public defender comes online.” But the fluffy horned owl that Abbott called “Solomon,” had no influence on the hearing’s outcome. Fernandez-Ely casually ignored its presence...
  • Gallup: Americans Overestimate Gay Population 6-Fold

    05/23/2015 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 22, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Americans believe that there are six times as many gays and lesbians in the population as there actually are, according to new data released by Gallup. According to Gallup’s tracking surveys in the first four of 2015, 3.8 percent of the U.S. adult population says they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. However, in a survey conducted May 6-10, Gallup asked: “Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian?” On average, Americans said it was 23.2 percent. …
  • Student: High School Won’t Let Me Start a Pro-Life Club (Las Vegas)

    05/23/2015 7:39:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 22, 2015 10:24 am
    A Las Vegas high school sophomore says school administrators denied her application to form a pro-life club on campus. West Career and Technical Academy Vice Principal Allan Yee allegedly told Angelique Clark that the club would be “controversial” and would make pro-choice students feel left out. He also reportedly said that others were “more qualified to speak on the issue than a high school sophomore.” …
  • ‘Clas of 2015’: High School Seniors Given Graduation Medals With Typo (Ogden UT)

    05/23/2015 7:35:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 23, 2015 12:47 PM
    Seniors at a Utah high school received one final spelling lesson at their graduation ceremony. 600 graduates of Fremont High School in Ogden, Utah, were given graduation medals inscribed with the words “Clas of 2015.” Yes, that's “class” with only one “s.” …
  • When men behave badly

    05/23/2015 6:14:00 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 23, 2015 | Margaret Wente
    Imagine you are a guy who has a responsible job with a big company in Toronto. It is 2015. The biggest story in your city is the plight of female TV reporters who are being harassed on the street by male passersby shouting obscenities. The harassers are being named, shamed, vilified, and in one case promptly fired. Everyone agrees that this disgraceful behaviour should be thoroughly condemned. Now imagine that you are attending an industry-awards ceremony. It features a young female doing a stand-up comedy routine. Do you laugh and clap appreciatively? Secretly think Jerry Seinfeld was funnier? Heckle her...
  • Bobby Flay 'claims boob job is at fault for estranged wife Stephanie March's health problems' ...

    05/23/2015 1:12:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2015 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title: Bobby Flay 'claims boob job is at fault for estranged wife Stephanie March's health problems' in bitter divorce The divorce battle between Stephanie March and Bobby Flay looks continues to cook up trouble. [sic] Now the celebrity chef is claiming his estranged wife's ill health is the result of a breast augmentation surgery and not the stress of their failed marriage, according to TMZ. Stephanie, 40, has suffered from a burst appendix and three infections, which she has allegedly claimed in court has prevented her from working as an actress ... According to TMZ Stephanie, due her ill...
  • My Pals The Mongols

    05/23/2015 12:38:43 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 17 replies
    Various Life Experiences | 5/23/2015 | blueunicorn6
    THE FOLLOWING IS BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS...... I have been on vacation, or as they say in England, "Drinking A Lot". I spent a day in The City Of Lights which is, of course, Spokane, Washington. It was their annual Lilac Day Festival where they celebrate, well, Lilacs. They have a parade and a car show and lots of fragrant bums, no, Lilacs. The bums are more pungent than fragrant. The parade was quite enjoyable. They had at least 150 Rodeo Queens riding their horses in the parade. Every small town around Spokane must have a rodeo and by logic,...
  • Soccer players applauding the fans: does that look more than a little gay? [vanity]

    05/23/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 57 replies
    foreverfree's curiosity | 5/23/15 | foreverfree
    I posted this question in another thread but got no response so...Who else has been watching the Barclays Premier League for the last 5 years on "the networks of NBC Universal" (and before that, ESPN)? Anyone else notice that when a player comes off for a sub (or after the game), they applaud their team's fans? Who besides me thinks that looks a little gay?I'm considering stopping watching soccer for that reason (although I'll watch Newcastle try to stave off relegation tomorrow [only recently did I tire of the returned applause gesture (just a wave will do IMO)]).ff
  • A Very Dear Friend of Our Family Has Passed Away

    05/22/2015 6:42:19 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | today | self
    A very dear friend of the SligoDuffyFlynns has passed away. What a marvelous person she was! Her smile would light up a room- literally.She will be missed
  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    05/22/2015 5:10:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2015 6:52 PM EDT | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland’s most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation’s conservative Catholic foundation. Polls closed at 10 p.m. after 15 hours of voting that featured long-distance trips by Irish citizens, including thousands of emigrants who returned by aircraft or ferry to take part in the world’s first national vote on gay marriage. Backers of gay marriage had hoped for high turnout, reflecting strong participation by young and first-time voters. Electoral officials said this appeared to...
  • Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast

    05/22/2015 4:13:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 59 replies
    ITV Reports ^ | May 22, 2015
    Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast A man miraculously survived being shot near his home with a sawn-off shotgun when his iPhone took the brunt of the blast. The victim's iPhone took the majority of the blast from the shotgun The victim's mobile phone took the majority of the blast from the shotgun. Credit: Cheshire Police The 25-year-old victim sustained serious injuries to his abdomen but managed to get up and head back to his block of flats where emergency services were called. Ryan Duggan, 19, has been found guilty of attempted murder at Chester...
  • Michael B. Jordan: Why I’m Torching the Color Line (note:Portrays F4's Human Torch)

    05/22/2015 3:59:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    EW ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael B Jordan
    You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the pulse out there. I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: “A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president” and “It’s not true to the comic.” Or even, “They’ve destroyed it!”