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  • 32 nations back Judaism’s Yom Kippur as UN holiday

    07/30/2014 7:57:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 6:46 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Thirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday. The letter to the assembly’s Committee on Conferences, circulated on Wednesday, says the U.N. “recognizes the major festivals of many of the world’s main religions, yet Judaism is not represented.”“We believe that the United Nations calendar should reflect the organization’s founding principles of coexistence, justice and mutual respect,” the 32 countries said. “We urge the United Nations to correct this inequity and recognize the holiest day of the Jewish faith.” …
  • A Brief History Of Mental Illness

    07/30/2014 12:40:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Bill Whittle
    In this searing and personal Firewall, Bill Whittle talks about his Brief History of Mental Illness, how he managed to avoid going Full Progressive, the famous author who helped bring him back to sanity, and asks the fundamental question: "What if I'm wrong?"
  • Orlando Bloom threw a punch at Justin Bieber at Spanish hotspot, report says

    07/30/2014 2:18:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/30/2014
    Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber got into a heated altercation at Cipriani in Ibiza, Spain, early Wednesday morning, sources told The New York Post. After getting in each other’s faces—Bloom threw a punch at the pop star—the crowd cheered. Sources told Page Six that Bloom took a swing at Bieber after the singer, 20, made a rude comment about Bloom’s ex, Miranda Kerr. But a source close to Bieber insisted that the comment was only made after Bloom took a swing, and missed.
  • Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage

    07/30/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 4:14 PM EDT
    Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle. A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin. Now, many herders are breeding the cattle they have and not selling them. U.S. beef cattle herd is at its lowest level since 1951, Cargill said. …
  • Minnesota archbishop won’t resign amid criticism

    07/30/2014 1:41:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 3:56 PM EDT
    The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won’t resign despite criticism over the archdiocese’s handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests. Archbishop John Nienstedt made his comments in in a column that will appear in Thursday’s archdiocese newspaper, The Catholic Spirit. He says he’s bound to stay in office as long as Pope Francis wants. …
  • Bengals lineman hits field, emotions running high as daughter battles cancer

    07/30/2014 10:04:08 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7-29-14 | Connor Kiesel
    <p>As Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still reports for training camp, his mind is elsewhere.</p> <p>What the 25-year-old Still found out on June 2 changed his outlook on the game of football and life: His 4-year-old daughter had been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer.</p>
  • Study: Religious children are less able to distinguish fantasy from reality

    07/30/2014 9:33:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 65 replies
    bbc ^ | july 29, 2014
    According to new research from Boston University, young children with a religious background are less able to distinguish between fantasy and reality compared with their secular counterparts. In two studies, 66 kindergarten-age children were presented with three types of stories - realistic, religious and fantastical. The researchers then queried the children on whether they thought the main character in the story was real or fictional. While nearly all children found the figures in the realistic narratives to be real, secular and religious children were split on religious stories. Children with a religious upbringing tended to view the protagonists in religious stories as...
  • Teen Sets Himself on Fire for Online 'Challenge' (LOL!)

    07/30/2014 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies
    Newser ^ | July 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    If pouring rubbing alcohol on your chest and lighting it on fire sounds like a bad idea, you're on the right track. A 15-year-old boy in Kentucky had to learn the hard way, however, after he attempted a stunt called the "fire challenge" that's been popping up on sites like Facebook and YouTube. "I just poured alcohol on it, and lit it, and it just automatically went and burst," the teenager, who suffered second-degree burns, tells WKYT-TV. (snip) "Unbearable," the teen says. "Literally after it got put out it was already blistering."
  • 300 Guests Brawl in Giant Wedding Fight

    07/30/2014 8:46:53 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 65 replies
    Newser ^ | July 30, 2014 | Matt Cantor
    "A huge fight erupted at a New Jersey wedding this weekend, with 300 guests involved in the tussle as police struggled to control the situation. The wedding-hall brawl, which, unsurprisingly, involved booze"
  • Why Criminals Are Afraid of Classical Music

    07/30/2014 8:10:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Many young people, especially the anti-social, dislike classical music so much that it can be played to discourage them from intimidating, harassing and robbing.This experiment has been successful over many years in countless locations. The earliest occurrence was in the mid-1980s, when Canadian outlets of 7-Eleven played easy listening and classical music to disperse teenagers loitering outside. After that, companies from McDonald's to Co-op, transport authorities, housing estates and shopping malls around the world have employed this method. In the UK, the first to do so was the Tyne-and-Wear Metro system in 1997, following Montreal’s underground system in Canada. Other...
  • Orlando Bloom swings a punch at Justin Bieber and the crowd goes wild!

    07/30/2014 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 46 replies
    Channel 24 ^ | 7-30-2014 | Unknown
    Orlando Bloom might just have bagged himself a lot of new fans after the Hollywood star allegedly threw a punch at pop singer, Justin Bieber. (snip) An eyewitness told TMZ that Orlando took a swing at the Biebs after which the youngster fled the scene while the crowd of bystanders cheered Bloom on.
  • 4 teens charged with murder in USC student's beating death

    07/30/2014 7:31:24 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 25 replies
    FOX ^ | 7/30/14 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group. Two of the suspects were juveniles charged as adults in the slaying of Xinran Ji, 24, an engineering student from China who was attacked early Thursday. He was able to make his way to his apartment despite being hit in the head with the bat. A roommate discovered him dead hours later. The defendants — 17-year-old Alberto Ochoa, 16-year-old Alejandra...
  • 2 Babies Get Herpes After Jewish Circumcision Ritual

    07/29/2014 10:40:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    Newser ^ | July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    2 Babies Get Herpes After Jewish Circumcision Ritual ANCIENT RITUAL INVOLVES SUCKING BLOOD FROM WOUND, SPITTING IT ASIDE By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff Posted Jul 29, 2014 (NEWSER) – An ancient and now rare type of circumcision called metzitzah b'peh, which is sometimes performed by Orthodox Jews on newborn boys, appears to be behind the spread of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) to two newborns in New York this month. Both boys were born to mothers who carried full-term and had normal deliveries, reports WNBC-TV. During the ritual, however, the person doing the circumcision uses direct oral suction...
  • The College Football Czar: 2014 Season Preview

    07/29/2014 8:31:34 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | July 29, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2014 Season Preview a sports publication from The Shinbone by Daniel Clark Welcome to the 2014 season preview issue of The College Football Czar, a seasonal sports publication by the author and editor of The Shinbone. In the coming months, you will find weekly analyses of upcoming college football action posted at this site. To find out more, please see the Ground Rules. This issue contains the Czar's rankings for all 128 teams in Division I-A football, as well as conference preview capsules, potential upsets to watch for, bowl projections, and a guide to help you...
  • Merck Announces Another Round Of Layoffs [Another 600 positions in Montgomery County, PA]

    07/29/2014 10:25:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 07/29/2014 | Brad Segall
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A major pharmaceutical company is planning another round of layoffs that again will hit Montgomery County hard. On the heels of more than 650 job cuts at its West Point manufacturing and research plant in late 2013 and earlier this year, Merck plans to let go another 600 employees by the end of August. The company has already filed notices with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor which says the jobs are being cut in North Wales and Lansdale. County Commissioner Josh Shapiro is disappointed with the news, but says they’re working to help those affected.
  • The Rebuilding of I-45: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Improve Houston

    07/29/2014 10:14:21 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Cite Magazine ^ | Jul. 28, 2014 5:35 PM | Torie Ludwin
    According to proposals on the table at the Texas Department of Transportation, the highway system around Downtown Houston may be subject to a significant transformation. This well may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the city to reconnect neighborhoods long bifurcated by highway IH-45 while also improving traffic capacity of the highways. How to change and improve the highway system is of great debate. As the Department of Transportation follows through on its federally required processes to propose and examine alternatives to the expansion of IH-45, also called the North Houston Highway Improvement Project, itÂ’s winnowing the options quickly. Now is...
  • Scottie Dogs At (Commonwealth) Games 'Disrespectful' To Muslims

    07/29/2014 9:50:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Tom Skyes
    The Commonwealth Games, which opened last week in Glasgow, Scotland in the presence of the Queen, was, like all sporting events these days, ushered into existence to the accompaniment of a lavish and visually impressive opening ceremony. But amidst the dancing mechanical giants and gay kisses, the organizers also sought to celebrate Scottishness by having each team led out by Scottie dogs wearing tartan coats embroidered with the name of the team. Social media, predictably, fell in love with the doggies, however now political and religious leaders in Malaysia have cried foul, and are accusing the organizers of disrespect towards...
  • Four Students Robbed at Gunpoint on Gun-Free Campus in Ohio

    07/29/2014 9:48:39 AM PDT · by RC one · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, has "beefed up security measures" after four students were robbed in one of the university's commons "in broad daylight" this past weekend. The CWRU online student handbook clearly "prohibits the possession of firearms" on campus. According to Cleveland.com, the students were studying in CWRU's Wade Commons around 4:30 in the afternoon, when "three men, with hooded sweatshirts tied around their face and red bandanas, came into the RedCats room, pulled out a silver handgun and demanded belongings." On June 10, a woman walking on campus in front of the business school building...
  • Liberal Policies = "Feel Good Fascism” ~ Vanity

    07/29/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT · by GraceG · 12 replies
    I was in another thread and somehow my brain decided to come up with a new apt term to describe liberal control freak policies... The 3lbs of grey matter between my ears came up with the term "Feel Good Fascism". I think it encapsulates their ideology quite well. Fat People are bad and drink too much soda, so ban people from buying soda = Feel Good Fascism. Poor People Exist, so you Steal using government power to give help to people who are unable to or unwilling to work = Feel Good Fascism. Liberal policies have two components, One is...
  • 8 Jobs That Can Make You Happy and Rich

    07/29/2014 7:46:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2014 | Jacquelyn Smith and Skye Gould
    Most people believe "a happy career" and "a fat paycheck" are mutually exclusive — but online jobs community CareerBliss.com recently found that these two things sometimes do go hand in hand. CareerBliss compiled its new list of jobs that can make you happy and rich by analyzing more than 50,000 independent company reviews from 2013 and 2014. The reviews are from employees all over the U.S. who evaluated 10 factors that affect work happiness — one's relationship with their boss and coworkers; workplace environment; job resources; compensation; growth opportunities; company culture; company reputation; daily tasks; and job control over the...
  • Services for immigrant children beginning on the Western Slope (Grand Junction, CO)

    07/29/2014 6:54:43 AM PDT · by dware · 17 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 07.29.2014 | Lindsey Pallares
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. One organization on the Western Slope looks to find a solution for children crossing the border with nowhere to go. They're asking for federal assistance to their project off the ground.
  • The King of Bryan College

    07/29/2014 2:17:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-29-2014 | Mike Adams
    In my columns, I often write about the swift moral decline within our nation's secular universities. That usually involves writing about corrupt university administrators. But I would be a hypocrite were I to ignore corruption by administrators at Christian colleges and universities. Right now, there is a controversy brewing at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee with moral ramifications that are simply too important to ignore. At the center of the controversy is Bryan's president Dr. Stephen Livesay. His conduct as Bryan's president has been so far outside the realm of normal professional conduct as to nearly defy description. Nonetheless, I...
  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

    07/28/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 8:59 PM EDT | Leanne Italie
    As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives. The lingerie shop is known for one-on-one fittings, but Jack was denied access to the area where professionals work privately with customers after being asked if she was an anatomical female. […] A gender binary exists in fashion, and that’s a challenge for those who don’t conform. Masculine-presenting women are often destined for boys’ departments or bad fits, while people...
  • Germany’s students fail to graduate in time

    07/28/2014 10:25:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Jul 2014 14:32 GMT+02:00
    Leaked figures show the average student in Germany still takes around four years to complete a bachelor’s degree, suggesting controversial reforms to higher education have so far failed to cut down the number of Germany’s perpetual students. Reforms to reduce degree times have not yet cut down on numbers of so-called “Dauerstudenten”—eternal students who can take up to six years for their undergraduate degree before embarking on a lengthy master's course. Under the old German system, students were allowed to take semesters off to work, earn cash, travel, do work experience placements or study abroad. This led to lengthy degrees...
  • Son 'did what had to be done,' kills man attacking mother in their N. Minn. home

    07/28/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Paul Walsh
    A Twin Cities man, already bloodied from one home invasion in far northern Minnesota, repeated the crime down the highway minutes later and attacked a 72-year-old woman before the victim’s son stepped in — saying he “did what had to be done” — and fatally shot the suspect, authorities said Monday. The shooting occurred about 6 a.m. Saturday outside the house along Hwy. 53, roughly 4 miles east of Ray, Minn., according to the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office. “I’m the son who did what had to be done,” said Brad Himes, 48, who came to the rescue of his mother,...
  • State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming ‘shadow of its former self’

    07/28/2014 5:06:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2014 | (With AP)
    The State Department issued a dire report Monday on the state of religious freedom around the world, with an alarming warning that the Christian presence in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East is becoming a “shadow of its former self.” The analysis was included as part of a comprehensive report on religious freedom around the world in 2013. The report cited a flood of examples of governments and militant groups cracking down on religious minorities, everywhere from Pakistan to Egypt to China. The victims included Christians, but also Hindus, Muslims and others. The report offered a pointed warning about...
  • Obama Thanks Muslims for ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’

    07/28/2014 4:50:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 28, 2014 - 4:40 PM | Barbara Boland
    A statement put out today by President Barack Obama on the occasion of a religious holiday is raising some eyebrows. […]In the United States, Eid (al-Fitr) also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. […]The word choice here, that anyone built “the very fabric of our nation” would usually sound hackneyed and overplayed—but, in this particular instance, given that the U.S. didn’t even have its first Muslim-American congressman until 2007, the peculiar word choice has left some scratching their heads. …
  • Remember How Happy We Were 20&30 Years Ago.Did Anyone See This World Crisis Coming?

    07/28/2014 4:24:15 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 43 replies
    Think back to 1984 and 1994.You got to admit they were some of the best days of our lives.In 1984,we had President Reagan,the dawn of wonderful 80's,for many who are now in their 40's,50's&60's.It was their happiest times.And the good times just kept on coming with the Bush/Clinton years.The 90's were a never ending party,great economy,great music&memorable Presidential Scandals.Who wouldn't give up Pizza&Burgers to go back to either decade and Stay There!And here we are 20/30 years later and who would of ever thought they would see the day when we had a {Fill In The Blank}As President of the...
  • REVEALED: The haunting life story behind one of pop's most famous songs... Eleanor Rigby

    07/28/2014 2:34:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 2008 | Richard Price
    The words, familiar to countless millions around the world, are among the most poignant in popular music: 'Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name; nobody came.' Set to a haunting melody by Lennon and McCartney and backed by a string octet masterfully arranged by George Martin, the song broke new ground with its heartrending refrain: 'All the lonely people, where do they all come from?' Its funereal orchestration and bleak message of isolation, depression and desolation were a far cry from the upbeat hits the public had come to expect from The Beatles -...
  • The War on Drugs Is Lost (Reprint of an article of the February 12, 1996 issue of National Review)

    07/28/2014 12:07:40 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 82 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | NRO Staff
    EDITOR’S NOTE: This past Sunday, the editorial board of the New York Times endorsed the federal legalization of marijuana. In the February 12, 1996, issue of National Review, this publication’s editors endorsed the same concept in an introduction to a symposium on the question. The editorial and WFB’s contribution to the symposium follow: National Review has attempted during its tenure as, so to speak, keeper of the conservative tablets to analyze public problems and to recommend intelligent thought. The magazine has acknowledged a variety of positions by right-minded thinkers and analysts who sometimes reach conflicting conclusions about public policy. As...
  • Egypt comes top of Middle East-heavy list of countries that hate the U.S. the most

    07/28/2014 11:11:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2014 | Simon Tomlinson
    America's position as the world's leading power inevitably makes it a love-it-or-hate-it nation. Such is the complexity of global politics and conflict, its reputation is constantly in flux - whether its providing humanitarian aid with one hand or diving into a war with the other. But a new survey has been released which could well give Washington a clearer idea about where to focus its attention in the coming years.
  • HIV, Circumcision & The Fight Against AIDS (video only)

    07/28/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-28-2014 | SciShow
    SciShow News reports some promising new findings about the worldwide fight against HIV, including insights about how we can make the most of one of our newest weapons against HIV: circumcision.
  • Saudi beating foreign worker for using the telephone (disturbing)

    07/28/2014 9:29:50 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    Muldersworld/Youtube ^ | 7/28/2014 | Muldersworld/Youtube
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  • Female 'separatist' posts Instagram selfie wearing 'looted mascara - and boasting about it'

    07/28/2014 4:13:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 7-25-2014 | Will Stewart
    Full Title: 'Mascara from Amsterdam, or if to be precise from the field': Outrage as female 'separatist' posts Instagram selfie wearing 'looted mascara - and boasting about it' Outrage has been expressed in Russia and Ukraine over a young woman who allegedly boasted on her social media site about using looted mascara from the Malaysian air crash site. Identified as Ekaterina Parkhomenko from Torez, close to where the Boeing 777 hit the ground after being shot out of the sky, she posted a picture of a blue mascara bottle, say reports. Her Instagram account then carried two selfies taken with...
  • Funny Interviews: Meet the Dumbest Job Applicants

    07/27/2014 6:31:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | april 2014 | Reader's Digest
    "An individual applied for a customer-service job, and when asked what he might not like about the job, he said, 'Dealing with people.'" "I had somebody list their prison time as a job. And an exotic dancer who called herself a 'customer service representative.'"
  • Armed American Radio Live Thread (7-27-14)

    07/27/2014 5:12:31 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 4 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 7-27-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • As an American (USA) after living in France for 3 months, some observations (God Bless America!):

    07/27/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT · by not2be4gotten.com · 119 replies
    So, as an American, after 3 months living in France, for the first time, let us review what we have found and possibly blow away some myths and untruths you have been hearing all of your life, shall we? lol 1) The French are rude/unhelpful/disdainful. This is the biggest bunch of bull stereotype on the planet. Americans are the strange ones here, as we have to always put on a false face and smile all the time, for various cultural reasons. Look at our current President, who became powerful, almost entirely by his toothy smile. The French are normal and...
  • The American Caste System

    07/26/2014 9:02:33 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 26 Jul 14 | Me
    Another Brochure, this time detailing the wonders of the new caste system that is being implemented and published by the Office of Population Affairs. [Link]
  • THE COUNT FIVE-'PSYCHOTIC REACTION',(1966-video)

    07/26/2014 6:58:20 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 12 replies
    The band was founded in 1964 by John Michalski (lead guitar) and Roy Chaney (bass guitar), two high school friends who had previously played in several short-lived bands. After going by the name The Squires for a short time, along with several line-up changes, the Count Five were born. "Psychotic Reaction", an acknowledged cornerstone of garage rock, was initially devised by John Byrne, with the group refining it and turning it into the highlight of their live sets. The song was said to be influenced by the style of contemporary musicians such as The Standells and The Yardbirds. The band...
  • Finally Media Asking What Tragic Event Would It Take To Stop Obama From Fundraising.

    07/26/2014 6:32:49 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 29 replies
    Well at least on Fox and Conservative Radio,the hosts have brought up this issue over the last few weeks.Most if not all of the hosts on Fox have said something like,what has to happen to cause President Obama to stop taking vacations/golfing/fund-raising to send him back to the White House?Maybe if Kim Kardashian breaks a nail?Or maybe if Tiger Woods is sent to the hospital from a "Golf Club Assault"?,or how about Beyonce has a major wardrobe malfunction and is traumatized from world-wide expose? Maybe some of us here can take some guesses to which event will send Barry back...
  • Police Seeking Suspect In Minneapolis Armed Robbery

    07/26/2014 5:21:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies
    WCCO ^ | 7/26/14 | WCCO Staff
    Police are looking for a suspect after a convenience store was held up at gunpoint Saturday morning, but the store owner also took his own action. Minneapolis Police responded to a report of an armed robbery just before 9 a.m. at the Handy Stop on the 2600 block of West Broadway Avenue. When officers arrived, they learned an armed suspect entered the store and attempted to rob it at gunpoint. Police said at some point, the suspect and the store owner exchanged gun fire. Nobody was hit as a result of the gun fire, and there were no injuries in...
  • Fort Bragg soldier pleads for help in bringing combat dog back home

    07/26/2014 3:36:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Fox News 8 ^ | July 26, 2014 | Staff
    Grommet is trying to get his dog back. Don Grommet was able to track Matty to Fort Bragg, where Vet Services was treating the K9 for a torn ACL, and preparing him for separation from service and adoption. The Grommets said they submitted and re-submitted adoption paperwork, and were told the first set of documents were lost. “We were told several times not to worry about it; that everyone knew that Brent was going to adopt Matty” said Don Grommet. But after months of weekly calls to check on the adoption status, Grommet said his son received a call in...
  • The Psychopathology of Sandra Fluke's All-American Totalitarian Vagina

    07/26/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    [...]The constitutional right to be free from unlawful search and seizure is based on the psychological need to maintain control over personal information and behavior. The involuntary loss of privacy and dignity regarding sex is a central aspect of the psychopathology of American sex totalitarianism. And it has been inflicting itself on the American mind from the highest offices of government. Sexually oriented feminists can be divided into two generations. The central purpose of the first generation was to legalize abortion and normalize sex outside marriage. Gloria Steinem is still the leader of that generation. She, who is often seen...
  • SNAP Overpaid $2B in Benefits; Program Dollars Up 115.6% Under Obama

    07/26/2014 1:28:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2014 - 9:39 AM | Ali Meyer
    The nation’s food stamp program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provided a record $74.6 billion in benefits to needy Americans in Fiscal Year 2012—paying out $2 billion too much, according to the annual quality control report for FY 2012, the most recent year for which data is available. And only in Washington could that $2 billion in overpayments be viewed as a good thing. […] The data show the payment error rate has declined over time, from 5.64% in FY 2007; 5.01% in FY 2008; 4.36% in FY 2009; 3.81% in FY 2010; 3.80% in FY...
  • 16 Things We Learned After a Day at 'Weird Al' Yankovic's House

    07/26/2014 12:41:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 07/25/2014 | ANDY GREENE
    The massive "Weird Al" Yankovic cult knew it was only a matter of time until the rest of the world joined their ranks, but few people could have foreseen what happened this past week when his new album Mandatory Fun became the first Number One comedy album on the Billboard charts since 1963's My Son, the Nut by Allan Sherman. That was back when JFK was president and few people in America had heard of a new Liverpool band called the Beatles. There were still new episodes of The Twilight Zone on television. It was a long, long, long time...
  • The Corruption of Peer Review Is Harming Scientific Credibility

    07/26/2014 12:31:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/14/2014 | Hank Campbell
    Academic publishing was rocked by the news on July 8 that a company called Sage Publications is retracting 60 papers from its Journal of Vibration and Control, about the science of acoustics. The company said a researcher in Taiwan and others had exploited peer review so that certain papers were sure to get a positive review for placement in the journal. In one case, a paper's author gave glowing reviews to his own work using phony names. Acoustics is an important field. But in biomedicine faulty research and a dubious peer-review process can have life-or-death consequences. In June, Dr. Francis...
  • These Are The Happiest And Unhappiest Regions In The US

    07/26/2014 11:51:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/26/2014 | Andy Kiersz
    Happiness is not equally distributed across the United States.A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper by Harvard economics professor Edward Glaeser, University of British Columbia economics professor Joshua Gottlieb, and Harvard graduate student Oren Ziv tracks how people's self-perceived happiness varies among American cities.The researchers used data from the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an extensive survey coordinated by the CDC that tracks health behaviors and risk factors. One of the questions on the survey asks respondents how satisfied they are with their lives, with the four options of "very dissatisfied", "unsatisfied", "satisfied", and "very satisfied". This...
  • Two pit bulls shot after attacking Slidell woman and her miniature collie

    07/26/2014 8:40:37 AM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 25, 2014 | Kim Chatelain
    Two pit bulls were shot on a walking trail near Slidell after they attacked a woman and her miniature collie Wednesday morning, authorities said. The woman was taken to a hospital with bite wounds to her left arm and left leg, and her dog was transported to a local veterinary clinic to be treated for its wounds. One of the attacking pit bulls was killed by a gunshot and the other was wounded and later euthanized due to the extent of its injuries and the fear that it may attack again, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
  • Is this society blonde the 'Energiser'?

    07/26/2014 2:30:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 7-25-14 | Tom Leonard
    She always arrives in an SUV, sometimes staying for a few hours, sometimes as long as a week — just so long as the lady of the house is away. And, thanks to the fact that the house in question — the palatial residence of Bill and Hillary Clinton — is protected by a squad of U.S. Secret Servicemen who are in on the deception, the attractive, busty blonde can time her arrivals and departures to within minutes of those of Mrs Clinton. The bodyguards claim they don’t know her identity, but say they are under orders neither to stop...
  • Julia and Pajama Boy, a Millennials Love Story

    07/25/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2014 | Lee Cary
    A Millennial Love Story began the day Pajama Boy (P.J.) met Julia in a rope line outside an elite venue for an Obama fundraiser. They chatted excitedly as they awaited his coming. Talking while texting friends, they soon realized that they both attended the same Obama for President campaign event back in 2007 while in college, although Julia had fainted and missed part of Barack’s awesome, inspirational speech. They hardly minded when it was announced that the President had entered through a back door and was already inside the hotel – a place where their presence was prohibited by the...