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  • Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

    02/13/2016 10:14:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Nearly two out of three of these oral cancers in the United States and most western nations are caused by infection with the HPV 16 strain of the virus, and incidence of cancer is on the rise in recent years, said Gypsyamber D'Souza, who teaches epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Middle aged white men are at particularly high risk compared to other races. ... The reason may be that when women are first exposed to HPV vaginally, they mount an immune response that prevents them from getting an oral HPV infection, she said. But men do not...
  • Chef Drops Foie Gras From Menu After Vegan Death Threats

    02/12/2016 2:31:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    Time ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | Maya Rhodan
    Vegan activists threatened a restaurant in the United Kingdom over its Valentine's Day menu A chef in the United Kingdom is backing away from including foie gras on a Valentine's Day menu after receiving death threats from vegan activists. The chef at Kings Arms at Fleggburgh opted out of serving the decadent dish during Valentine's Day dinner this weekend after being subjected to "harassment" by activists who threatened to protest the menu, the Guardian reports. Foie gras is traditionally made by force feeding geese until their liver becomes enlarged.
  • Trump’s America

    02/13/2016 7:38:44 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2016 | Charles Murray
    If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don't kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America's divestment of its historic national identity.
  • Cruz Attacks Rubio On Planned Parenthood

    02/13/2016 6:58:14 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2016 | Burgess Everett
    GREENVILLE, S.C. - Ted Cruz unleashed a blistering attack on Marco Rubio's record on Planned Parenthood in front of hundreds of conservative voters at the Faith and Family Presidential Forum on Friday, insisting that his Senate colleague did not stand with him last fall as he sought to strip funding for the women's health care organization in a spending bill. There is little daylight between Cruz and Rubio regarding their disdain for Planned Parenthood. But Cruz is seeking to cast Rubio as weak-kneed and unwilling to stand behind the Texas senator's 2015 strategy to defund the women's health organization. The...
  • Parole revoked for Carteret man who 'robbed man at gunpoint in Jersey City': officials

    02/13/2016 1:20:10 AM PST · by This_far · 2 replies
    The Joursey Journal ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michaelangelo Conte
    A 22-year-old Carteret man who recently spent nearly three years in prison for weapons offenses was in court Tuesday on charges that he robbed a man at gunpoint in Jersey City while on parole, officials said.
  • Funeral services for gunned down peace activist

    02/12/2016 8:24:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | February 12, 2016 | Marcella Raymond
    CHICAGO -- A young community activist is gunned down at a friend’s house the week before he was supposed to rally for peace. This past weekend, 21-year-old Matthew Williams died a violent death, the kind he held peace marches and rallies about. The kind of black on black murder we hear about far too often in this city.
  • What's behind the global stock market selloff?

    02/12/2016 6:59:26 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | DAVID RANDALL AND DAVID GAFFEN
    Global stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years. Investors are fleeing stocks and running to safe-havens like bonds and gold, driven by concerns about economic growth and the effectiveness of central banks' policies. At the same time, tumbling energy prices are upending the economies of oil-producing countries, further slicing into global economic growth. Only six weeks ago cheap oil prices were still expected to cushion the global economy, and the Federal Reserve's decision in December to raise interest rates for the first time since the end of the financial crisis in 2008 was widely seen as a vote...
  • 'Mr. Two Corinthians' Doubt's Cruz's Faith and Threatens a 'Birther' Suit

    02/12/2016 4:20:23 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 61 replies
    The Lid ^ | 2/12/2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    Apparently Donald Trump only approves of negative ads when they support Donald Trump. The day after Ted Cruz released a negative ad about the Billionaire Bloviator of birtherism, "The Donald" responded by threatening a birther lawsuit. Of course until he took it down yesterday (so he could make this whine today), Trump had negative a commercial accusing Cruz of flip-flopping on illegal immigration. It's ironic that Trump who has called women bimbos, called Cruz a pussy, Bush "low-energy" (and someone who needs his mommy), called Carly Fiorina ugly-heck Trump even found a way to be nasty to Ben Carson who...
  • Polls: Cruz Would Fare 5 Points Better Versus Clinton Than Trump Would

    02/12/2016 3:30:25 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 151 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/11/2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    Among the two candidates whose results look at all like those of an eventual GOP presidential nominee, polling suggests that Ted Cruz would do significantly better than Donald Trump in the general election. According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Cruz would fare 5 points better versus Hillary Clinton than Trump would. Polling has consistently shown Cruz to have an advantage over Trump in this regard: Fox News found that Cruz would fare 4 points better than Trump, beating Clinton by 7 points (50 to 43 percent) to Trump's 3 (47 to 44 percent). NBC News and...
  • U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

    02/12/2016 3:10:57 PM PST · by wtd · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 12, 2016 | Judicial Watch
    U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. CitizenshipRecognizing that voter identification is not sufficient, the government agency created by Congress to oversee the administration of elections has quietly reversed itself to allow states to verify U.S. citizenship before permitting voters to register. It's a crucial issue that's left the voter ID argument in the dust considering it's been proven that identification measures aren't enough to keep illegal immigrants from voting in U.S. elections. Regardless, liberals and Democrats in Congress assert that requiring voters to provide a government-issued ID to vote discriminates against minorities because they are either too...
  • Rick Perry to Help Recruit Veterans for Ted Cruz (Chris Kyle's Widow, Seal Marcus Luttrell)

    02/12/2016 3:00:00 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 80 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 2/12/2016 | Patrick Svitek
    GREENVILLE, S.C. - Former Gov. Rick Perry is joining a new group that plans to organize veterans in support of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. The group, a super PAC known as Keep the Promise to Veterans, will allow Perry to ramp up his involvement in Cruz's presidential effort after endorsing the U.S. senator from Texas last month. Perry, an Air Force veteran, has already recruited some supporters of his own to help with the super PAC: former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer and Taya Kyle, the widow of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. "As you...
  • Pakistani Teenage Girls Justifies Domestic Violence if Wife Refuses to Have Sex

    02/12/2016 2:39:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Siasat Daily ^ | February 12, 2016
    According to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report, over 50% of the teenage girls in Pakistan believes that it is justified for a husband to beat his wife if she refuses to have sex. Girls in the age group of 15-19 who express their views on domestic violence said that “refusing sex” is one of the reasons that justify domestic violence. The report claimed that more than 30% of the Pakistani girls in the age group of 15-19 had experience physical or sexual violence. Report, titled, “Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Asia and the Pacific” also gave...
  • Trump Moves to the Center: I Support Amnesty

    02/12/2016 2:12:41 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 167 replies
    Director Blue ^ | 1/13/2016 | Marc Thiessen
    Trump's supporters loved his promise this week to create a "deportation force” to remove all 11 million illegal immigrants living in America, and his repeated declaration that everyone here illegally will “have to go." But his supporters tend to overlook is his other promise - repeated in a recent debate - that under his immigration plan "they will come back." That's right. Under Trump's immigration plan almost all of 11 million illegal aliens (save for a small minority with criminal records) will get to return and get permanent legal status to stay here in America. Trump supports amnesty. On the...
  • The Best Hope for the Republican Establishment? Ohio and Florida

    02/12/2016 1:37:47 PM PST · by RC one · 5 replies
    observer.com ^ | • 02/12/16 2:39pm | Ross Barkan
    Tuesday night in New Hampshire went as well for Donald Trump as anyone could’ve possibly imagined. He won big, and the Republican establishment clearly lost. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, were all given enough reason to remain in the primary, prolonging a bitter fight to become the true counterweight to the billionaire real estate developer and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, an insurgent reviled by his Senate colleagues. Rubbing Mar-a-Lago sand in the open wound, the establishment’s best hope, the former Tea Party darling Rubio, polled behind Mr. Bush...
  • "Allahu Akbar" - a parody of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," by Yours Truly

    02/12/2016 10:57:22 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 54 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 2/12/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"; Leonard Cohen
    Yeah, I can't sing for Sanders. Anyone who can sing and who wants to cover this song is welcome to do so, and I mean that sincerely. I write and record all my music under the stage name of Hopalong Ginsberg. Given the topic of today's song I am very glad of that fact. For a free MP3 download of "Allahu Akbar," click either here or here
  • Jihad in Columbus: Somali Muslim Attacks Restaurant Owned by Israeli Christian

    02/12/2016 9:05:56 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here we go again. As you slept comfortably in your bed last night there was another terrorist attack on U.S. soil. There is a total media blackout and no buzz on twitter, but a Somali man, Mohamed Barry, is a suspect in a machete attack on a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. The Nazareth Restaurant is owned by an Israeli Christian so it's not a surprise that it would be a target for jihad. Four people were hospitalized, one with critical injuries.
  • Frustrated Scammers Make 911 Calls, SWAT Team Surrounds Victim’s Home

    02/12/2016 8:20:52 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 10 Feb, 2016 | CBS Denver
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) - It's a new twist on the old IRS scam and it ended with a Colorado Springs woman being surrounded by the SWAT team. According to KKTV, police swarmed the home on Windy Oaks Road near Northgate and Highway 83 on the north side of Colorado Springs on Tuesday after receiving several 911 calls. One call said the homeowner, Jim Davis, was threatening to kill other people. In another call someone pretending to be Jim Davis said armed men were outside demanding money.
  • When Family Fortunes Beget Vicious Power Struggles

    02/12/2016 6:18:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/12/2016 | By JAMES B. STEWART
    Consider the plight of Shari Redstone, the daughter of the billionaire media mogul Sumner Redstone. Much of her family's fortune is tied to the ailing 92-year-old Mr. Redstone. He owns 80 percent and she owns 20 percent of National Amusements, the private business that controls two giant media companies -- Viacom and CBS. Upon Mr. Redstone's death, his interest passes to a trust with his grandchildren as beneficiaries. But Mr. Redstone hardly set the stage for an orderly transition. He stubbornly held on so long as executive chairman of both CBS and Viacom that shareholders began to question his ability...
  • Anyone ever read Real Clear Politics "averages" (VANITY)

    02/11/2016 1:52:47 PM PST · by Riflema · 30 replies
    2/11/16 | Self
    Countless News Organizations refer breathlessly to the Real Clear Politics "RCP Poll Average" as the go-to source for the big picture view of the candidates' standings. But did anyone take a look at that source and figure out how they come up with their numbers? With some trepidation, in fear of what I would find, I did. Here's today's RCP Average and the individual polls it summarizes: Poll Date Sample Trump Cruz Rubio Carson Bush Kasich Christie Fiorina Spread RCP Average 1/22 - 2/4 -- 29.5 21 17.8 7.8 4.3 4 2.5 2.5 Trump +8.5 QuinnipiacQuinnipiac 2/2 - 2/4 507...
  • Cruz and Trump to Duke Out The Nomination in the Game of Delegates

    02/11/2016 10:45:20 AM PST · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 3 replies
    Things I Trust More Than Hillary ^ | Feb 11th, 2016 | Timothy Martens
    Polls are only so accurate and seem to change on a whim I will assume that they are halfway decent. Here is how I think the race will come down to Cruz and Trump from a statistical study of the polls with a little of my own intuition. Cruz and Carson are vying for the same voting block, which is one of the reasons why Carson is going after Cruz so hard. Carson due to his multiple strategic failures is falling. The further Carson falls the more Cruz rises as the majority of Carson’s supporters do not see another valid...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé knew nothing about her Super Bowl performance being hijacked

    02/11/2016 10:22:42 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 58 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 11, 2016 | Shekhar Bhatia
    It was a grainy cellphone video and a picture that were seen by millions around the world. But the full story of how Beyoncé was unwittingly dragged into a political row after having her Super Bowl performance hijacked by her dancers and activists can be revealed. The star knew nothing about the decision by members of her dance troupe to join a protest by members of the Black Lives Matters organization on the pitch of the Levi's Stadium about the death of Mario Jones until the video went viral the next morning.
  • Pelosi Wants to Discuss Requiring All Young Women to Register for Draft

    02/11/2016 9:52:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 11, 2016 | 11:53 AM EST | Lauretta Brown
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNSNews.com at her press briefing on Thursday that requiring young women to register for the draft is "an issue that we should discuss." [...] "I think it's an issue that we should discuss. I think we should discuss it. Every time we use the word 'draft', people get a misunderstanding about what you're talking about, but I have supported women in every role in the military including Commander in Chief." ...
  • After shooting at Carol City High, police search for teen suspect

    02/11/2016 6:42:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 11, 2016
    “This is the area, this is Miami Gardens, Carol City. You’re gonna expect that. They shoot,” said Chris Hall, also a student.
  • Fake Blood and War Chants: Milo Yiannopoulos Event at Rutgers Disrupted by Feminists, Black…

    02/10/2016 10:16:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos' tour of U.S. university campuses has started off with a bang. His first event, at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was disrupted by feminists and Black Lives Matter protesters, who chanted slogans and smeared fake blood on their faces before storming out of the auditorium. Yiannopoulos had been invited by the Young Americans For Liberty at Rutgers to speak on "How the Progressive Left Is Destroying Education." The event drew a huge crowd, with the line of students waiting to enter the venue stretching around campus. It's the first stage of Yiannopoulos "Dangerous Faggot Tour,"...
  • Nightmare scenario for Democrats

    02/10/2016 6:03:16 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 59 replies
    me | 2/10/16 | me
    Hillary has really screwed herself in this election, especially with young and women voters. Bernie has all the momentum now, and will likely continue to. That being said, Hillary will garner some support and supposedly she has tons of super-delegates locked away. What if, at the Democratic National Convention, Sanders has been able to build an overwhelming coalition of all of the traditional liberal special interest groups, but Hillary...with her super-delegates... is able to snatch away the nomination? Will there be an all out civil war on the left, or would they accept it and coalesce behind Her Thighness? Thoughts?
  • Pauley Perrette: Claims Second Attack By Homeless Man

    02/10/2016 6:01:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 10, 2016
    "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette claims she was attacked by another homeless guy ... this time in her car and narrowly escaped after getting all evangelical on the dude. Perrette says she was stopped on a busy street in Hollywood when she gave a buck to a "pretty off homeless guy" asking for change. Perrette says the guy then grabbed her wrist and stuck his head into her car demanding to know the time. She says her immediate reaction was to yell "I rebuke you satan in the name of Jesus Christ!" And then she told him the time ... 5:37...
  • No Place Like Utopia

    02/10/2016 5:30:14 PM PST · by Cyclone59 · 6 replies
    I just watched a documentary called No Place Like Utopia. Very interesting watch. Take the time to watch it on Amazon Prime for free, it is worth it.
  • NJ TEEN INVOLVED IN 'KNOCKOUT GAME' FACEBOOK VIDEO TURNS HIMSELF IN TO POLICE

    02/10/2016 4:50:04 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    6ABC.COM ^ | 10 FEBRUARY 2016 | 6ABC.COM
    PATERSON, N.J. (WPVI) -- A teenager accused of throwing a vicious punch on a Paterson street corner as part of a "Knockout Game" attack made his first court appearance Wednesday, one day after turning himself in to police. The suspect, 18-year-old Kristian Gonzalez, pleaded not guilty. He surrendered around noontime Tuesday and is due back in juvenile court on February 25. His attorney asked for isolation because both he and his client have received a number of threats. The incident occurred in December on Rosa Parks Boulevard and Van Houten Street, but the brutal violence had people living in the...
  • Dutch Labour Party Chairman: “Who Will Rid Me Of This Turbulent Blond?”

    02/10/2016 3:54:56 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 10 Feb, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    This isn't the first time that one of Geert Wilders' political opponents has indicated that it would be a good idea for someone, somewhere to rid the world of the PVV leader. This time, however, it's the chairman of the PvdA, the Dutch Labour Party, who has called Mr. Wilders a "danger to democracy". Below is a statement sent out by the PVV about the veiled threat against the party leader: Wilders: Labour has blood on their hands if someone shoots me If someone assassinates Geert Wilders, all of the Netherlands will know that the blood is on the PvdA"s...
  • The Illustrated Road to Serfdom (Short Cartoon Describing Planned Economies)

    02/10/2016 3:53:22 PM PST · by GraceG · 16 replies
    The Road to Seerfdom:
  • The Devil and the Liberal

    02/10/2016 12:51:59 PM PST · by Talisker · 11 replies
    2/10/16
    The Devil and the Liberal Once upon a time a man was walking along a road with the Devil. As they walked, another man entered the road at a distance ahead of them. After awhile, the man in front stopped, bent down and picked something up and examined it. Then he placed the object into his pocket and kept walking. At this, the Devil laughed and said, "oh excellent, very good, wonderful!" The man walking with the Devil asked him, "Why are you so happy? What did that man find on the road?" The Devil replied, "That man found a...
  • Why Ted Cruz Is Disliked Within the Beltway

    02/10/2016 11:19:31 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 59 replies
    Moon Battery ^ | 2/10/2016 | MB
    Donald Trump is unelectable because he is disliked by a large majority of the American population. In contrast, The biggest attack on Ted Cruz lodged by his detractors is that he is loathed inside Washington, especially in the Senate. We know why Trump is disliked by the American public: he is a shallow, unprincipled, insincere, obnoxious, egomaniacal jackass. Here is an example of why Cruz is disliked by Beltway pols: Despite being embroiled in the heat of the most important weeks of this presidential campaign, Cruz sent word to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he was placing a hold...
  • Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie Need to Go Home

    02/10/2016 11:05:09 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 34 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 2/10/2016 | Erick Erickson
    There is no rational basis for any of these candidates to stay in the race. Ben Carson's campaign imploded weeks ago. His best showing should have come in Iowa and it did not. He has continued to flounder around. A candidate with so much potential has instead become a whiner because his own campaign committed gross incompetence regarding his trip for clean clothes. Instead of admitting it, he has whined about Ted Cruz all week. Carly Fiorina has had ample opportunity to shine. But she has repeatedly gotten on debate stages only to enter the witness protection program immediately upon...
  • 'White guilt' video shown to high school students irks community [Henrico VA]

    02/10/2016 10:15:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 09, 2016
    An animated film designed as a lesson in "racial discourse" for students at a Virginia high school has led to backlash from community members who've taken issue with not-so subtle references to so-called white privilege throughout the video. [...] Officials at Glen Allen High School in Henrico said in a statement that the video, "The Unequal Opportunity Race," was a presentation involving "American history and racial discourse." [...] As the video begins, four athletes take their marks at the start of a race. While two white athletes immediately take off at the sound of the starting gun, two non-white athletes...
  • Trump and Sanders: The Founder's Worst Nightmare

    02/10/2016 8:48:08 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 91 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/10/2016 | John Yoo
    Our Framers would despair about the winners of the nation's first presidential primaries in New Hampshire. Though polar opposites with very different ideological starting points, both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders would have set the Framers' hair - or wigs - on fire. They designed the Constitution to moderate the people at home while preparing a president to act quickly to counter emergencies, crises, and war abroad. Instead, the Republicans have a demagogue and the Democrats have an economic radical who promise swift, extreme change. The men who met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a new constitution designed it...
  • Breaking: Chris Christie Dropping Out of Presidential Race

    02/10/2016 8:33:39 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/1/02016 | Alex Griswold
    Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has dropped out of the presidential race, reports Fox Business. Despite a strategy that heavily focused money and resources on New Hampshire, Christie ended up in a disappointing sixth place Tuesday. Christie announced shortly after Tuesday's loss that he was retreating to New Jersey and would be reevaluating his campaign. Another major hurdle to Christie's prospects was that he was very unlikely to make Saturday's CBS debate. Polling at seventh place nationwide and sixth in the next primary state of South Carolina, Christie faced an uphill battle with no clear path to victory.
  • Like It Or Not, After New Hampshire, It's a Two Man Race Between Trump and Cruz

    02/10/2016 8:13:23 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 57 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/10/2016 | John Hawkins
    Since the modern primary system kicked in back in 76, no Republican has won without taking Iowa or New Hampshire. Since Cruz took Iowa and Trump was expected to take New Hampshire, that put Rubio in a difficult position. However, Rubio's team had an answer for that: 3rd in IA, 2nd in NH and 1st in SC. It hadn't been done that way on the Republican side, but that did seem like a plausible path to the nomination. Unfortunately, Rubio's 5th place finish in NH means both Jeb and Kasich will stay in and split the establishment vote. It also...
  • Wall Street jobs are leaving New York

    02/10/2016 7:54:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/10/2016 | Portia Crowe
    For many Goldman Sachs employees, commuting to work does not mean riding the subway down to the firm's waterfront headquarters at 200 West Street in New York City. That's because a quarter of Goldman Sachs' staff work in lower-cost "strategic locations" around the world. About 25% of the global investment bank's headcount is based in cheaper locations in the US and abroad, according to a presentation from CEO Lloyd Blankfein at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs had 36,800 staff at the end of 2015, which means 9,200 staff are based in these low-cost locations. By...
  • Elementary School Volunteer Admits To Making Child Porn (Maryland)

    02/10/2016 6:11:26 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | February 9, 2016 | Linh Bui
    A volunteer teacher’s assistant at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden, police say 22-year-old Deonte Carraway used his position to prey on children. “We believe that Carraway targeted his young victims and videotaped vile sexual acts between minors during the school day on school grounds,” said an official. Carraway faces 10 counts of felony child pornography, among other charges.
  • Race Goes to South Carolina, With No Clear Republican Threat to Trump

    02/10/2016 3:52:05 AM PST · by RC one · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — With Donald J. Trump’s decisive victory in New Hampshire and no strong runner-up among a pack of also-rans, the Republican race barreled into South Carolina on Wednesday shadowed by a question: whether any alternative candidate can gain enough support to threaten Mr. Trump’s drive to the nomination. Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, the second-place finisher in New Hampshire with less than half the support of Mr. Trump, arrives in this more conservative Southern state where he has little staff or support. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, resuming an effort here to enlist the Christian right, the key...
  • Donald Trump cruises to victory in New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 3:11:40 AM PST · by RC one · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times -
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald Trump was projected as the winner of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday, easily outdistancing his rivals, claiming his first victory and firmly establishing himself as the candidate to beat. The billionaire businessman ran away with the contest, winning across all demographics, including committed Republicans and independents, conservatives and moderates, and regular voters as well as first-timers. He doubled the tally of the second-place finisher, Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Behind Mr. Kasich were Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Mr. Trump, meanwhile, showed he could...
  • Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End 'Happy Birthday' Copyright Lawsuit (public domain)

    02/10/2016 3:08:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 09, 2016 | Eriq Gardner
    Sing the song, blow out the candles, eat the cake and unwrap the gifts. According to a court filing on Monday, music publisher Warner/Chappell will pay $14 million to end a lawsuit challenging its hold on the English language's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You." Additionally, the settlement stipulates a proposed final judgment and order that would declare the song to be in the public domain. A memorandum in support of the settlement sings the praises of the deal as "truly, an historic result." U.S. District Judge George H. King will have to sign off on it. The revelation...
  • Kuznicki: Trump Tries To Hide His Eminent Domain Beliefs

    02/09/2016 3:09:51 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 29 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/9/2016 | Jen Kuznicki
    Jeb Bush nailed Donald Trump on eminent domain on Saturday night, albeit in his usual inarticulate way. In response, Trump shushed him, perhaps because Jeb was getting a little too close to exposing the establishment crony capitalist that Trump is being revealed as. After recalling that Trump had,in a previous interview, said that he loved eminent domain, one of the moderators at the debate asked Trump if that policy would be appropriate to use for a hydroelectric power line called the Northern Pass. Initially, Trump didn't answer the question, but rather claimed that eminent domain was an "absolute necessity" for...
  • Happy Paczki(Poonch-key)Day!

    02/09/2016 11:22:45 AM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 19 replies
    02/09/2016 | Me
    Just a little break from politics....
  • Black Protest Against Beyonce

    02/09/2016 11:52:30 AM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 25 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/09/2016 | Johnathan Gentry
    Man puts Beyonce in her place after her racist half time show Sunday http://madworldnews.com/beyonce-place-racist-half-time/
  • Trump is Awesome.(vanity)

    02/09/2016 11:28:20 AM PST · by Zeneta · 144 replies
    Me | 2/09/2015 | Zeneta
    I don't know about you or any other Freepers out there but Donald Trump is the only man that can stop the Democrat Rats that have, here to for, dominated the Media. He is the only one that can eviscerate the MSM and get more attention in the process. I love it !!!!! He gets more media coverage than Hillary !!! Freaking Awesome. The media loves him and I can't get enough of his Bravado and his ascension among their ranks. Nobody can do what Trump does. He is a winner, and America needs a winner to change our course...
  • The Ugly 'SNL' Joke You Missed While Chuckling at 'Bernie Sanderswitzky'

    02/09/2016 10:09:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Forward ^ | February 8, 2016 | J.J. Goldberg
    his one went by so fast that most of us seem to have missed it. This past weekend’s Saturday Night Live had not one but two Jewish jokes. One was moderately funny, notable mainly for the fact that it came from the mouth of Senator Bernie Sanders, during a back-and-forth with his doppelganger Larry David. The other, delivered by Weekend Update fake news co-anchor Michael Che, was far more pointed and may just have crossed a line. Here’s Che’s bit: “On his first visit to a U.S. mosque, President Obama called on U.S. television producers to create characters that are...
  • Americans are quitting their jobs like crazy

    02/09/2016 8:07:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/09/2016 | Akin Oyedele
    Americans are quitting their jobs like crazy, and this is good news for wages. The latest monthly "Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey" (JOLTS) showed that in December, the total number of quits was 3.1 million, the highest level in a decade, while the quits rate was 2.1%, the highest since April 2008. This rate, which takes the number of quits divided by the number of employees who worked or were paid for work, is one of the labor-market metrics most closely watched by Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen. If people are quitting their jobs, it suggests that they are...
  • Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump

    02/08/2016 3:10:31 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/08/2016 | Nelson Hultberg
    I watched the GOP debates from New Hampshire this weekend, but endured only 30 minutes of the Iowa debate. I cannot watch Megyn Kelly without feeling repulsed. She is the hatchet girl for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News to take down Donald Trump’s challenge of the establishment. She fancies herself a daring journalist, but hasn’t got the intellect to grasp the big picture, which is what is required to really be daring. Yes, she’s beautiful, but clearly a statist mentality ignorant of the crucial role of ideology in history. This comes through repeatedly in her interviews, which naturally are gratefully acknowledged...
  • Chinese New Year 2016 Facts: Traditional Food, Snacks And Recipes For Yusheng, Buddha’s Delight...

    02/08/2016 12:24:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 02/07/16 | Morgan Windsor
    http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-lunar-new-year-2016-facts-traditional-food-snacks-easy-recipes-yusheng-2296736The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a time for reuniting with family and indulging in delicacies such as Buddha’s delight, nian gao and yusheng. Above, people pick up candies in a shop selling Chinese New Year goods at a market in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb. 3, 2016. The Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar will begin Monday, and festivals will be held worldwide to mark the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year. While Chinese New Year traditions may differ in various regions of China and around the world, many delicacies consumed during the holiday period...