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  • 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 · 10 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 dont 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 dont trust...
  • Man who calls police to say hes too high found in pile of Doritos (Article and 911 call)

    10/08/2015 12:26:43 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 51 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 Harvards award-winning debate team

    10/08/2015 11:22:33 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 16 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | October 7, 2015 | Chris Smith
    Youd think that Harvards national debate champions would be able to win any verbal confrontation theyd be involved with, especially when it comes to debating. But youd be wrong to assume that. Even the best lose sometimes, and Harvards 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 Harvards 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 · 43 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 UKs Time Out that his time as Britains 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. Id 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 · 27 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 · 31 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 Governments 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 Krausss argument for atheism is like that of an artist who confines himself to using black and white materials and then concludes that, since color doesnt 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 cant 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 · 59 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 · 12 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 vehicles driver is breaking the speed limit. The Rookie Dongle, founded by engineer Paul Janssens and automotive expert Christophe Neyt, connects to the vehicles 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 · 43 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: Dont 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 Foleys. Immediately after Thursdays 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 dont want him to come, asserted Patti Sciapiti, who said that her husband is involved with the American Legion in Roseburg. I dont want him here because I dont 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 theyre 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 Jebs 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, its 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 cant 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 · 32 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 st, 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...
  • Greenpeace mulls jump into brown coal biz

    10/07/2015 11:16:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 06 Oct 2015 16:06 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    It might sound like one of the environmental groups protest stunts, but Greenpeace insists it really does want to buy up a series of German brown coal mines and plants offered for sale by Swedish power company Vattenfall. [] Vattenfall had previously said it planned to sell its German lignite plants to make a shift toward renewable energy and reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Greenpeace said it wants to buy the lignite plants to make sure further production does not take place.
  • Suitcase nukes closer to fiction than reality

    10/07/2015 8:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/06/2015
    Members of Congress have warned about the dangers of suitcase nuclear weapons. Hollywood has made television shows and movies about them. Even the Federal Emergency Management Agency has alerted Americans to a threat information the White House includes on its website. But government experts and intelligence officials say such a threat gets vastly more attention than it deserves. These officials said a true suitcase nuke would be highly complex to produce, require significant upkeep and cost a small fortune. Counterproliferation authorities do not completely rule out the possibility that these portable devices once existed. But they do not think...

    10/07/2015 8:39:23 AM PDT · by JoeDetweiler · 7 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Tim Blair
    "Yale University has published 170,000 Library of Congress photos taken in the US between 1935 and 1945. Just click on this map and keep clicking. To Yales credit, theyve used captions written at the time. Some may be jarring to modern sensibilities, but they assist in providing the eras feel. A quick batch of highlights: " The Map....
  • Charity Tries Inspiring Poor Africans By Giving Them Chelsea Clintons Book

    10/07/2015 7:51:49 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/06/2015 | Blake Neff
    A non-profit that distributes e-readers in poor countries is touting the possibly world-changing effect it will achieve by distributing a new book written by Chelsea Clinton. Worldreader, founded in 2010 by a former Amazon executive, has an admirable goal. Noting that poor children in Africa and Asia have few or no books to read, the organization distributes e-readers in developing countries, in the hopes that it will improve literacy and education. While the organizations e-readers contain thousands of books in over three dozen languages, the organization is acting particularly proud that its e-readers will now have the new book Its...
  • I Love My Guns

    10/07/2015 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
    Folks, weve got a problem. I love firearms, I do. Im trained in their use, Im skilled in their use, Im trained in safety, and Im a responsible firearm owner. And this is a message to responsible firearm owners. People, at some point, were going to have to come to the conclusion that were going to need to get guns away from people who shouldnt have them.
  • Wildlife is thriving around Chernobyl since the people left

    10/07/2015 7:00:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 10/07/2015
    Wolves are seven times as common in the Chernobyl area than they were (Image: Sergey Gashchak) The site of the worlds worst nuclear accident is now a wildlife haven. The abundance of large animals around Chernobyl, such as deer, elk and wild boar, matches that of nature reserves in the region and wolves are seven times as common. Some 116,000 people fled the radioactive fallout from the reactor after it exploded in 1986, and another 220,000 were resettled after that, vacating a zone covering some 4200 square kilometres split equally between Belarus and Ukraine. Whatever negative effects there are...
  • Campbell Soup Shows 'Real, Real Life' With Commercial Starring Gay Couple

    10/06/2015 10:46:21 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 51 replies
    AdAge ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jessica Wohl.
    Campbell Soup's first major brand push in five years depicts real families, including a gay couple and their son, along with real weather patterns as the soup giant tries to tap into what's really going on in people's lives when it's time for soup. The effort carries the new tagline "Made for Real, Real Life," which aligns with the company's corporate purpose of "real food that matters for life's moments."
  • What you don't know about motorcycle clubs

    10/06/2015 8:48:36 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | October 6, 2015 | William Dulaney
    Add to this the fact that the outlaw biker narrative has been largely controlled over time, not by members of the culture, but outsiders and the misconceptions grow. Case in point: the Waco incident. Sgt. Swanton of the Waco Police Department effectively controlled the story of what happened on May 17, 2015, and it appears that story has already begun to unravel. Regardless of what ultimately is shown to be the truth about the events in Waco, if history tells us anything it's that that story will not likely be broadcast as widely as the law enforcement narrative was ......
  • Number One With A Bullet

    10/06/2015 7:30:50 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    TruthRevoltOriginals ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Bill Whittle
    The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.

    10/06/2015 5:20:17 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 16 replies
    Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ^ | October 6, 2015 | 9 District Attorneys
    As the State has pointed out, a bare minimum of 5,664 panelists would be required to conduct voir dire for the one hundred seventy-seven potential trials in this case. Meeting this challenge, while maintaining McLennan County as a venue option, will be a daunting and costly task not only for the court system but for the entire Waco area community.
  • The National Debt

    10/06/2015 3:30:44 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 18 replies
    10/6/15 | Originalbuckeye
    On July 7, 2015, at 9:07AM(PDT) I recorded the National Debt (from the US National Debt Clock) at $18,321,893,100,000.00 (Approx., as it goes up so fast it is difficult to get a completely accurate number). Right now, as I write this, the Clock says (approx.)$18,398,400,100,000.00.
  • Cosmo Calls Kardashians Americas First Family, But America Disagrees

    10/06/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    mediaite ^ | 10-5-15 | Andrew Husband
    The cutting edge of print journalism that is Cosmopolitan labeled the Kardashians as Americas First Family on the cover of its 50th anniversary issue in November. Needless to say, America (i.e. Twitter) does not agree with this sentiment, and has taken it upon itself to educate the half-a-century-old magazine. According to Uproxx, 16 pages of next months issue are dedicated to the family clan made famous by sisters Kim and Khloes exploits in reality television, smartphone apps, and many, many other business endeavors. At this point, the Kardashian family is no longer a family its a brand. Whether or...
  • Wall Street pay just hit a record high

    10/06/2015 7:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2015 | Portia Crowe
    Wall Street pay exploded last year to a record high. Average salaries, including bonuses, grew by 14% in 2014 to $404,800, according to a new report from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. After inflation, pay in 2014 was the third highest on record. The average Wall Street salary was nearly six times that of the rest of New York City's private sector, where the average salary was $72,300 last year. Bonuses were similar to their levels before the 2008 financial crisis. The average bonus, up more than 50% over the past three years, was $172,900 last year, according to...
  • Calculating: Joe Biden Leaked "Dying Son's Wish"- Floats Elizabeth Warren as VP

    10/06/2015 7:37:01 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 51 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/06/2015 | Teresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Man, I get to say a big, fat I told you so on this one. Ive written on Joe Biden getting into the race quite a bit. I contend he will and that Elizabeth Warren will be his VP pick. He has shamelessly used his dead son and his wife to launch his presidential bid. That says a lot about someone who claims to be a staunch Catholic. Calculating doesnt quite cover it. Hes standing on his dead sons body to get sympathy and using it as a weapon to walk into the White House. Now, thats impressively manipulative and...
  • Yale students study In Defense of Looting from #BlackLivesMatter protester

    10/06/2015 7:11:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We recently told you about the breaking news of DeRay Mckesson – whose impressive resume includes being a human resources administrator at a middle school and a Black Lives Matter protester – obtaining a position as a lecturer at Yale University. The original list of “reading material for the course” included articles from Huffington Post and the New York Times. They seem to have missed a few items in the syllabus, though. A friend of ours on Twitter caught wind of a tweet from one of the students at the prestigious Ivy League school who was letting her friends...
  • Muslim Friends and Family Day (Six Flags Georgia)

    10/06/2015 5:51:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 61 replies
    Join us at Six Flags Over Georgia for Muslim Friends and Family day presented by ICNA, Sunday, October 11, 2015. Muslim Friends and Family Day is an opportunity for you to enjoy the park while showing your support for the Muslim Community. In addition to enjoying thrilling roller coasters, rides, shows and attractions, Muslims and their friends, families, and all guests will be able to enjoy Halal foods, open-air bazaars featuring Muslim merchants, congressional prayers, informative lectures and a constant stream of Islamic nasheed. Muslim Friends and Family Day also raises awareness about Islam and Muslims and promotes a better...
  • Scandal hits daily fantasy as DraftKings employee wins big on FanDuel

    10/06/2015 3:17:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | October 5, 2015
    At a time when many are wondering how the burgeoning business of daily fantasy sports is legal in most states, a scandal has broken out after a DraftKings employee won a large sum of money playing on rival site FanDuel. According to a New York Times report, Ethan Haskell of DraftKings leaked data before the before the beginning Week 3 of the NFL showing which players were most used by participants in the sites Millionaire Makers contest.
  • Feminists Fall For #PissForEquality Hoax

    10/05/2015 9:04:37 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/05/2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    This is gross. And also sad. Progressivism continues its inevitable descent into complete parody. According to Right Wing News, a few ner do wellers on 4chan had a brilliant idea: see if they could convince feminists to, publicly piss/sh*t their pants in the name of Equality?' For these types of things to work, pranksters start a hashtag usually by attaching it to other well trafficked ones, then the intended marks take it from there. #PissForEquality is not first outlandish hashtag used to successfully troll self-described feminists. Last year, 4chan started the #EndFathersDay hashtag, but with even better trollistic success. Professor...
  • Twin Peaks seeks venue change for lawsuit

    10/05/2015 8:36:50 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 7 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | October 5, 2015 | Tommy Witherspoon
    Extensive media coverage about the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout has damaged the Twin Peaks name in general and has made it impossible to pick an impartial jury in McLennan County, a Twin Peaks motion to move a civil trial claims.
  • Oregon Shooter snapped because he couldn't get a Girlfriend

    10/05/2015 8:06:16 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/5/2015 | Truebackman
    It would seem we have another case of a bitter loser who snapped and shot up a college campus because he could not get a girlfriend in his adult life! While Liberals from the President to the brain dead think tank that calls itself MSDNC would love for you to believe that its the guns fault and that they have some grand plan to stop this type of mass shooting from happening again. The truth of the matter remains that the guns had very little to do with it as they are a smokescreen for the fact this loser had...
  • California becomes fifth state to allow physician-assisted suicide

    10/05/2015 5:52:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 5, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Californias wrenching yearlong legislative debate over the right to die culminated Monday with Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law a bill making California the fifth state to permit physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. As a Democrat and former Catholic seminarian, Mr. Brown was caught between two opposing sides of the right-to-die debate, and had given little indication of whether he would sign the bill before it reached his desk in early September. In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death, Mr. Brown said in his signing statement....
  • Donald Trump Enters The World of Multi Level Marketing

    10/05/2015 4:01:25 PM PDT · by woofie · 18 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | 11/23/09 | Zac Bissonnette
    What happens when you combine one of the world's most ridiculed business personalities with one of the world's most ridiculed business models? The Trump Network, the new Donald Trump-branded multi-level marketing business that is "designed to make people healthier with customized vitamins and nutritional supplements, and to encourage individuals to become entrepreneurs and to take control of their financial well-being." In an e-mail, Trump told The Associated Press that The Trump Network is his "rescue and recovery program" for people who have been hit hard by the recession. If you do want to join the Trump Network, you can start...
  • This European country has the talent for tech innovation [How they educate their children]

    10/05/2015 8:07:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/05/2015
    When you think of tech innovation, places like Silicon Valley and Boston spring to mind. But flying under the world's radar is Switzerland, where inventions like a solar plane that just completed the longest solo-flight ever without fuel are born. And while Europe was busy debating bitcoin's future, Switzerland already opened up the region's first bitcoin ATM earlier this year. The country has managed to maintain its No. 1 ranking on the Global Innovation Index for four years in a row. Switzerland's rsum is definitely impressive: The country boasts the second-highest number of patents per person second to Japan....
  • Should We End Welfare For Peace and Safety?

    10/05/2015 7:46:40 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 10 replies
    Self ^ | 10/04/2015 | A Ca Guy
    I'm realizing that most if not all of these no gun zone shooters had no employment to speak of. With too much time on their hands they seem to be influenced and are investing in violent videos and very bad internet influences. Many had parents who considered their kids normal and allowed them access to guns, violent videos and the Internet despite mental issues.
  • Watch: ESPN Cuts Off Clemson Football Coach After Thanking Lord

    10/05/2015 7:08:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Trent Baker
    Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was giving his post-game interview after his 12th-ranked Tigers took down the fifth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-22, and then got cut off during the middle of his interview. Swinney was in the middle of thanking the good Lord when the camera suddenly cut to the ESPN studio with the two anchors completely unaware and checking their tablets for almost 15 seconds before cutting back to the interview. ESPN senior director of public relations Keri Potts shortly tweeted out an apology, saying it was an error in TV transmission.
  • Pro Amnesty Big Business Groups Attracted to Carly

    10/05/2015 7:01:32 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 4 replies
    News Machete ^ | 10/05/2015 | News Machete
    How can anyone honestly say that Carly Fiorina is unattractive? It's quite the opposite, especially when it comes to pro-amnesty big business interests, who are flocking to her banners now that she has had a taste of Donald Trump's blood. Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign. Fiorina's show-stealing performance in a Republican presidential debate last month, and her subsequent surge in the polls, has prompted industrialists Charles and David Koch to...
  • The Next Big Science vs. Church Battle: Can Transhumanism and Christianity Co-Exist?

    10/05/2015 3:29:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/04/15 | Michael Gryboski
    Can churches engage transhumanism, which may very well be the next big science vs. religion battle, positively or should they absolutely resist this movement, an academic institution in Alabama asked during a multi-day event focused on whether Christianity and Transhumanism could co-exist. Samford University's Center for Science and Religion held the event, titled "Transhumanism and the Church," which took place from Sept. 24-26 and featured 27 presentations with approximately 120 attendees for the opening lecture alone. Transhumanism is the theory that science and technology can be used to advance the evolution of human beings beyond current physical and mental limitations....
  • New guidelines on communal kitchen etiquette for the workplace

    10/04/2015 10:54:55 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 4, 2015 | David Wilkes
    Full title: Don't microwave sausage rolls - it'll upset other faiths! New guidelines on communal kitchen etiquette for the workplace are suggested It may seem an innocent enough act to warm up your sausage roll in the microwave during lunch hour. But think again, because doing so could seriously upset colleagues of certain faiths, new guidelines on the etiquette of using communal kitchens at work suggest. Similarly, it would also be advisable to avoid keeping bacon rolls in a fridge shared with people whose religious beliefs prohibit them from eating pork. [snip] The programme, commissioned by CoExist House, an interfaith...
  • A State-by-State Map of Where Immigrants Came From

    10/04/2015 7:24:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    citylab ^ | 10-1-15 | Tanvi Misra
    U.S. migration patterns changed plenty from 1850 to 2013. A nifty interactive map, created by the Pew Research Center, visualizes these shifts by showing the origin of the dominant immigrant group in each state for every decade during this time period.
  • Online Test to determine which Presidential candidate's positions you really side with

    10/04/2015 6:47:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies ^ | 10/04/2015
    Answer the following questions to see which 2016 Presidential candidate you side with. CLICK ABOVE LINK TO TAKE THE TEST...
  • Gay former student of Pope Francis speaks out

    10/04/2015 4:36:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2015 2:29 AM EDT | Jessica Gresko
    <p>An openly gay former student of Pope Francis who visited with the pope during his recent trip to Washington said he was surprised Francis had met with the Kentucky county clerk who gained attention for refusing to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses.</p>