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  • Man Jailed For Legally Owning Gun Publishes Book

    10/20/2014 6:56:04 AM PDT · by servo1969
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 10-19-2014 | Pat Kane
    While Brian Aitken’s The Blue Tent Sky: How The Left’s War On Guns Cost Me My Son And My Freedom is written is an unassuming and accessible way, it is by no means an ‘easy read.’ In fact, it will likely be the most difficult book you’ll ever read.Brian Aitken is a man who was forced into a tragedy thought inconceivable in the United States — being stripped of his family and his freedom all for owning a gun in New Jersey. When Brian was pulled over in 2009 he had not committed any crimes, the guns he would...
  • New Bedford Marine held in slaying of Filipino transgender

    10/20/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jack Encarnacao
    On Wednesday, police filed a murder complaint with prosecutors against Pemberton, who allegedly checked into a motel last Saturday with Laude after meeting her in a bar. 
Police say Laude was found with her head resting on the motel room’s toilet bowl, apparently after being drowned, according to news reports. According to reports, police suspect Pemberton may have been angered when he discovered in the motel room that Laude was transgender.
  • London Calling: UK Gun Owners Now Subject to Surprise Warrantless Firearm Storage "Inspections"

    10/20/2014 6:15:12 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 11 replies
    NRA ILA ^ | October 17, 2014 | unknown
    A new firearm policy from the United Kingdom Home Office, put in force on October 15, has accelerated the once-proud nation's devolution into a police state. The Home Office's October 2014 "Guide on Firearms Licensing Law" adds a new rule allowing for police to conduct warrantless surprise inspections of a gun owner's firearm storage practices. As bad as that is, what's far worse is that the President of the United States cites England's gun control policies as a model for America to follow.
  • Children Are People, Too

    10/19/2014 10:01:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 15, 2014 | Vanessa Rasanen
    I have three children. Each prayed for, desired, loved, cherished. For years, I have watched pro-abortion friends and family dote on them and shower them with love. They treat my children as precious and special, as valuable members of societybut only because I wanted them. Had I desired an abortion, these same people who rave about my sons wit or marvel at my daughters smiles would have been the first to drop everything and drive me to the nearest Planned Parenthood to have them taken care of. My childrens worth, in the eyes of the pro-abortion community and of our...
  • Stop and frisk causes anxiety in young men, study claims

    10/19/2014 8:04:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | October 19, 2014
    NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A new study suggests the New York City Police Department's stop and frisk practice may be leading to elevated levels of anxiety among young men in the city, especially young black men. The policy allows police to stop pedestrians and search them for drugs or weapons.
  • Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking

    10/19/2014 3:57:28 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 24 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Mark Will-Weber
    Far too often, what passes for history is nothing more than rehashed, undocumented folklore and myth, and this is especially true with cocktail history. Not so with this fine book, Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt. It is well-researched and documented, while also immensely enjoyable to read. Philip Greene, vice president, co-founder, and legal counsel of the Museum of the American Cocktail and author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion This charming and erudite book is full of surprises. I never dreamed that the presidents were such boozers! Pour yourself a toddy and ponder a vexing question:...
  • Christians Cant Accept Houstons Intimidation Tactics Without Protest

    10/19/2014 10:20:32 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Support for legalizing same-sex marriage dropped from 54 percent to 49 percent since February, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Analysts said they had no idea why or if it was just a random blip. I joked on Twitter that my April article Rise of the Same-Sex Marriage Dissidents probably was the cause. But in all seriousness, perhaps seeing the totalitarianism of extremist wings of the gay rights movement has soured some people on efforts to change marriage law or at least given people pause about the tradeoffs involved with redefining marriage or enacting broad legislation around sexual...
  • Obama: Our House is Your House

    10/19/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    The problem with voting into the presidency an internationalist is that his oath to protect and defend the Constitution (and by implication the nation) doesnt apply to this nation. He sees it as his duty to protect and defend some undifferentiated poor folks in the Third World. You suckers just pay the bills and suffer the consequences of his actions. Proof is overwhelming that this represents Obamas mindset. This week is no exception. From a review of the expenditures made by this administration with tax revenues meant to protect our health and safety and his immigration policies, we can see...
  • America in Crisis: Sorry, Blacks, You Can't Sit This Out

    10/19/2014 8:16:01 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Bill OReilly asked Dr. Charles Krauthammer why, despite low approval nationwide, Obama still maintains over 80% approval in the black community. Krauthammer, in my opinion sympathetically, chalked up Obama's high approval among blacks to racial pride and loyalty. Krauthammer pointed out that ethnic groups tend to be loyal to each other and that in the same way, you would see the gay community rally around the first gay president. While I understand where Krauthammer and black America are coming from (my '70s lingo), as an American who happens to be black, I cannot give black folks a pass who are...
  • Racial Revenge: Infected Immigrants as Human Smallpox Blankets

    10/19/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It so happened that an 11-year-old boy came home from school one day and told his parents that the first European white people who came to America were so mean that they tried to kill the Indians by giving them blankets with smallpox germs. The boys father tried to use this as a teachable moment. He asked his son to think if that made sense, even if the first white settlers were that evil. How would they avoid getting smallpox themselves? The boy then let it be known that the American Constitution was written by the Iroquois Indians. The father...
  • State Legislatures and 2014

    10/19/2014 7:30:28 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Bruce Walker
    Most of the midterm attention seems to be on control of the United States Senate, with some attention on key gubernatorial races like Florida and Wisconsin, and with a smidgen of notion to the size of the Republican House majority after 2014. Most pundits see Republicans padding that current majority by some seats. There is another level to the 2014 midterm that passes almost completely under the political radar: control of state legislatures. Twenty years ago, in the 1994 midterms, Republicans made dramatic gains in state legislatures a vital part of our constitutional system, which had been utterly dominated...
  • Fed Up With Govt Misconduct, Federal Judge Takes Nuclear Option

    10/19/2014 7:17:58 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 35 replies
    New York Observer ^ | October 15, 2014 | Sidney Powell
    In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holders Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. In what was dubbed the Moonlight Fire case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new...
  • Govt Orders Ministers: Counterfeit Marriage or Jail

    10/19/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 27 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 18, 2014 | Newswire
    COEUR DALENE, Idaho Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur dAlene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its non-discrimination ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idahos voter-approved...
  • Transgender teen first in the state of Georgia to be elected to high school's homecoming court

    10/18/2014 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.18.14 | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    An openly transgender Georgia teen was elected to her high school's homecoming court in an election believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Sage Lovell, 16, of Marietta, was elected to Walton High School's homecoming court among four other women chosen out of 50 nominees at the school. 'I couldn't stop smiling,' said Lovell told CBS 46, who said she heard word of her victory while in her homeroom class. 'My entire homeroom erupted in very loud cheering. Apparently it was able to be heard from across the school.' On Friday night, the Walton High School...
  • Federal court in Idaho strikes down ban (Shortened Title)

    10/18/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    From Morris v. Army Corps Engineers (D. Idaho Oct. 10, 2014): Plaintiffs challenge regulations promulgated by the Army Corp of Engineers that govern the possession of firearms on property administered by the Corps. Plaintiffs argue that the regulations violate their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The regulations govern over 700 dams holding back more than 100 trillion gallons of water built by the Corps, and the surrounding recreation areas that serve over 300 million visitors annually. Adopted in 1973, the regulations were intended to provide for more effective management of the lake and reservoir projects....
  • Robert Downey Jr. reportedly playing Iron Man in 'Captain America 3

    10/18/2014 3:33:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The Verge ^ | 14 Oct 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Film will introduce 'Civil War' plot line It looks like Robert Downey Jr. will be putting the Iron Man suit back on again for some big roles in the Marvel universe.According to Variety, Downey is close to signing on to play Iron Man in Captain America 3, taking up a significant role in the film that will help it introduce a new phase of Marvel movies.The film will reportedly find Iron Man and Captain America feuding over a law called the Superhero Registration Act, which requires heroes to register with the US government to do its bidding. Iron Man is...
  • How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

    10/18/2014 3:30:26 PM PDT · by Veto! · 18 replies
    Scientific American ^ | October 18, 2014 | Katherine Harmon Courage
    What we can learn from the boot leather, organization and quick response times that stopped Ebola from spreading in this African nation .the rapid action after Nigeria's index patient was diagnosed helped keep the outbreak from spreading more widely. "In contrast the initial outbreak in Guinea remained undetected for several weeks," they wrote. "This detection delay facilitated the transnational spread of the virus to Sierra Leone and Liberia while difficulties and at times inability to track and contain infectious individuals compounded the situation and resulted in an as yet uncontrolled epidemic in these countries."
  • Bus Driver Organizes Black Mob Violence Against White Family

    10/18/2014 3:09:34 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2014 | Colin Flaherty
    Some stories you have to read 10 times before deciding: Yes: What I thought was too crazy is really true. This is one of those stories. Here goes, believe it or not: A black Baltimore bus driver organized a mob of 20 black people to assault a white family of three on her bus, which they did with gusto and pepper spray. All the while, the other black passengers hooted and hollered in encouragement. All while the bus driver waited for the beating to finish so the attackers could get back on the bus. With her thanks. The bus company...
  • Take our poll: Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

    10/18/2014 12:43:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 18, 2014
    No matter what you think of Pete Rose, you can't deny what an electric moment it was on September 11th, 1985, when Rose became baseball's all-time major league hit leader -- a record that still stands today. And yet, the debate over whether his cardinal sin -- gambling on baseball -- should keep him out of the Hall of Fame for life remains as fierce as ever, as correspondent Lee Cowan explains in a profile of Rose, to be aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" October 19... Take our poll! Do you feel Pete Rose should be inducted into the National...
  • Obsessive Ex's Cyberstalking Gets Man Fired, Arrested

    10/18/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 43 replies
    ABC News and 20/20 ^ | October 17, 2014 | Mollie Riegger and Alexa Valiente
    A St. Augustine, Florida, man is at ease now that his scorned ex-lover is behind bars. I finally can breathe again, Joe Good, 51, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News 20/20." Now I dont feel like every time I see a police car that, Oh, theyre coming for me. Goods former girlfriend of three years, Tawny Blazejowksi, 41, of St. Augustine would stop at nothing to ruin his life after the two broke up. Her web of lies eventually turned Goods life into a really bad nightmare.She succeeded in getting him arrested three times and fired from his...
  • Health-care cancellation avalanche hits Colo. Democrats weeks before election

    10/18/2014 10:49:44 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVERThe Colorado Division of Insurance announced Friday a surge in health-care policy cancellations in the wake of Obamacare, just what Democratic candidates in high-profile races didnt need less than three weeks before Election Day. In a letter to state Senate Republicans, Colorado insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar said that more than 22,000 Coloradans received cancellation notices in the last month, and that 192,942 Coloradans will lose their policies at the end of 2015. That would bring the total number of cancellations in Colorado to more than 550,000 by the time the Affordable Care Act has been fully implemented and non-compliant plans...
  • Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

    10/18/2014 9:55:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 12:46 PM EDT | David Crary
    The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada, on the premise that it might encourage high-risk, unprotected sexual behavior. However, its preventive use has been endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and many HIV/AIDS advocacy groups.The Human Rights Campaign, which recently has been focusing its gay-rights advocacy on same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination issues, joined those ranks with the release...
  • WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

    10/18/2014 9:05:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 17, 2014 10:55 PM EDT | Maria Cheng and Adam Geller
    The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up scrutiny of the international response came as U.S. officials rushed to cut off potential routes of infection from three cases in Texas, reaching a cruise ship in the Caribbean and multiple domestic airline flights. Republican lawmakers and the Obama administration debated the value of restricting travelers from entering the U.S. from countries where the outbreak began, without a resolution....
  • Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested.

    10/18/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    IJR Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | BECCA LOWER
    Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested. The former Mr. Katy Perry, actor Russell Brand, made quite the impression outside Fox News New York City studios this week. In a video he made for his The Trews YouTube channel, Brand set up in front of the building, which he explained was because his appearance on The Sean Hannity Show was cancelled. Here we are at Foxs headquarters, all the greats are here Bill OReilly, Sean Hannity all the people who refuse to have us on the show. At...
  • Maybe Better If You Dont Read This Story on Public WiFi

    10/18/2014 7:52:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Maurits Martijn
    We took a hacker to a caf and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled. In his backpack, Wouter Slotboom, 34, carries around a small black device, slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, with an antenna on it. I meet Wouter by chance at a random cafe in the center of Amsterdam. It is a sunny day and almost all the tables are occupied. Some people talk, others are working on their laptops or playing with their smartphones. Wouter removes his laptop from his backpack,...
  • Rome mayor defiantly registers 16 gay marriages (Italy)

    10/18/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 8:31 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Romes mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italys government. Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. [] Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino received thunderous applause as he arrived in the city hall reception room where the couples, their friends and family gathered to make their marriages official in Romes city ledger. One by one, the couplesgay and lesbian, some with childrenwere called up to witness Marino transcribe the date and locations of their weddings, including in Spain, Portugal and the U.S.
  • Vanity...RE: Ferguson, MO

    10/17/2014 11:12:11 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 38 replies
    myself | 08/17/14 | wheresmyusa
    I have followed all the Ferguson threads here on FR since the mike brown shooting with intensity; and restrained from comment from the plethora of opportunity, until now. My wife and 3 stepchildren are all from Ferguson, one of which still resides there with her father. I myself lived on Airport & Jackson, right on the border of what's left of Kinloch for quite some time. I'm intimately famaliar with the culture there. We've endured the criminal behaviour, and mob road blocks, and miscellaneous nefarious activities for years and years. The calls for violence against "whitey", law enforcement or civilian,...
  • Sibling incest should be legal, says Danish professor of criminal justice ethics

    10/17/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10-17-14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A Danish professor of criminal justice ethics has stated that he thinks consensual sex between adult siblings should be legal. According to Thomas Sbirk Petersen, a professor at Roskilde University, the rise in the number of births resulting from donor sperm, which has the potential to create biological siblings who are born into different families, has created a need to rethink the "old taboos" against incest. In a society where more and more children are being conceived using donor sperm, the risk of falling in love with a stranger who turns out to be a biological sister or brother has...
  • Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option

    10/17/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT · by dware · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10.17.2014 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home. Drive-thru viewings. Paradise Funeral Chapel recently started offering the option, which allows mourners to pay their last respects on the go. It was designed in part to cater to those with physical limitations.
  • North Dakota Runner Carries Injured Competitor Across the Finish Line

    10/17/2014 10:35:24 AM PDT · by dware · 19 replies
    GMA via Yahoo! ^ | 10.17.2014 | Dan Good
    A cross-country runner in North Dakota carried an injured competitor across the finish line during a recent race, a show of compassion that reflects the deeper meaning of sports. The situation happened Saturday at the Eastern Dakota Conferences Cross County Championship. Fargo South runner Danielle LeNoue was participating, nearing the finish, when she felt a pop in her knee. She crumpled to the ground in pain, an injury to her patella tendon.
  • The One App You Need On Your Rsum If You Want A Job At Google [Average Pay: $141,000]

    10/17/2014 9:31:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jim Edwards
    Google has more than 50,000 employees right now, and they earn great salaries. Average pay at Google is $141,000. It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too. The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you. Especially if you know how to use MatLab, a code and data analysis and management tool. On Thursday night, Google's former svp/product management Jonathan Rosenberg was in London with chairman Eric Schmidt to promote...
  • Cambodian Genocide Denier Noam Chomsky Claims US Created ISIS

    10/17/2014 9:09:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The US didn’t create ISIS, but it did create Noam Chomsky by funding him and hoping that he had some useful insights into linguistics. Instead his only insight was into following up on the earlier work of his colleague Goebbels. The appearance of ISIS and the general spread of radical jihadism is a fairly natural outgrowth of Washington wielding its sledgehammer at the fragile society of Iraq, which was barely hanging together after a decade of US-UK sanctions so onerous that the respected international diplomats who administered them via the UN both resigned in protest, charging that they were “genocidal.”...
  • Here Are The Most Conservative And Liberal Names In America

    10/17/2014 8:48:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/17/2014 | Katherine Miller
    The most conservative and liberal names in America are Doyle and Natasha. Crowdpac, a nonpartisan group, focuses on how money and policy work in politics. The group scores all donors who have made two or more campaign contributions since 1980. Using that algorithm — and a cut-off of names with at least 1,000 donations made to avoid unusual names and outliers — Crowdpac built a tool to show how conservative or liberal first names are. You can enter your name in this tool here. (For example, “Katherine” is moderately liberal and people with this name are “less likely to contribute...
  • Allah Who? Haacckk off!

    10/17/2014 8:07:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | Michael Oberndorf, RPA
    The mass beheadings of their enemies, including rival Muslim sects, the mass murders of captured soldiers and Christian civilians, the suicide bombers, including those who explode their vest bombs in places crowded with unsuspecting, innocent civilians, the kidnapping and forced bondage of girls and women to be used as sex slaves, are all common practices of the radical Islamist groups active today. Here in America, weve seen so-called honor killings, beheadings, and single and mass murders in various parts of the country, all committed by Muslims in the name of Islam.
  • Why airport screening for Ebola won't work

    10/17/2014 7:45:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2014 | Carson Brown
    During Thursday’s hearings on Ebola, Congressman Cory Gardner questioned the panel of five witnesses. Some important pieces of information were revealed. Let’s start with the numbers. There are about 150 people a day flying to the United States from countries in West Africa most impacted by Ebola. All incoming flights connect through other countries. Ninety-four percent of these travelers will receive enhanced screening. Curious about the 94% figure, I did some research and learned that enhanced screening will be implemented at the five international airports that “manage more than 94 percent of travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea….”...
  • Martha Stewart to Axe up to 50 Staff One Week after Losing her CEO to Bitter Rival Gwyneth ....

    10/16/2014 3:36:54 PM PDT · by Cecily · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 16, 2014 | Khaleda Rahman
    Martha Stewart is recovering from the loss of her CEO to rival Gwyneth Paltrow by axing up to 50 employees. The cuts will hit the sales and marketing departments at Martha Stewart Omnimedia hardest while some workers will be moved to Meredith Corporation. Last week, the 73-year-old's former CEO Lisa Gersh was hired by Paltrow's lifestyle company GOOP, which is currently engaged in a vicious media war with Martha's brand. But staffers were shocked to find out the news because the layoffs had been such a well-kept secret, a source told the New York Daily News. It's not the first...
  • Could YOU be immune to Ebola? Scientists claim some are naturally protected from the virus

    10/16/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2014 | Lizzie Parry
    Experts in the US say a study into a past Ebola outbreak found 71% of people who had close contact with a victim and tested positive never fell illAnother showed 46% who came into close contact and did not get sick had evidence of infection with the Ebola virusTeam at universities of Texas and Florida believe the virus is silently immunising a significant portion of the West African populationIf they can be identified it could be vital in helping stop the spread of diseaseThey could be recruited as health workers to care for the sick Natural immunity could mean...
  • SAUDI ARABIA TO ISLAMIZE LIBERIA, W. AFRICA?

    10/16/2014 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Veto! · 8 replies
    The Liberian Observer ^ | 5/5/14 | "Observer Staff"
    Alleged: Saudis Plan to Install Islamic Successor to (president) Ellen. "The Saudis plan for Liberia is first to ensure that a candidate of Muslim faith and background contests and wins the Liberian presidency." ~ Ghorbani, Assouin & Al Zahrani . "the Saudis plan is to identify the most volatile environment in the region, and so far, they have identified Liberia as the suitable test ground to begin installing Islamic political leadership in the rest of West African states that have no Muslim political majority and control."
  • Pharmaceutical Co.'s Need To Produce A Vaccine(s) for Ebola, Even If No Profits Can Be Procured

    10/16/2014 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    10/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Obama administration has failed us. With that in mind, potential treatments/vaccines for Ebola are being worked on and tested as we speak, and despite the lack of ability to pay for any potential vaccine on the part of almost all western Africans, pharmaceutical companies should develop said vaccine(s) (if at all possible) and distribute them free of cost to those who cannot afford them. While I do support huge profits to be made by pharmaceutical companies, I believe that there are exceptions to the rule, and I do believe that this is the time and instance for this very...
  • Why more women choose not to marry

    10/16/2014 9:54:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 121 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/16/2014 | Pepper Schwartz
    ome revolutions happen in a single day; others over decades. The rise of the voluntarily single woman has been happening in Western societies slowly, over time, concomitant with well-paying jobs, legal protection from economic or physical abuse, reliable birth control and the possibility of fulfilling careers and adventures. Women are marrying at a later age these days, cohabiting with their partners or going in and out of short-term relationships without ever walking down the aisle. Currently, 53% of women over 18 are in the singles column. Put another way, women now have choices that allow them to customize the arc...
  • 9 Essential IT Job Skills for 2015 [For Techies]

    10/16/2014 9:09:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Petri IT Knowledge base ^ | 10/15/2014 | JEFF JAMES
    The IT industry is in a time of transition these days, with cloud computing, the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon, and a host of other factors putting pressure on IT professionals on every rung of the corporate ladder. While industry turmoil creates stress for a lot of system administrators on the career front, that disruption also creates opportunities for those that want to invest time and effort to learn in-demand IT skills. Top IT Job Skills for 2015 Over the last few months I’ve spoken with HR consultants, hiring experts, and IT experts across the career spectrum to try...
  • Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg

    10/16/2014 8:36:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 15, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg by Soeren Kern October 15, 2014 at 5:00 am "We are living in Hamburgistan." Daniel Abdin, imam of Hamburg's Al-Nour Mosque.One politician has been repeatedly threatened with beheading as the price to pay for leading a fundraising campaign to provide food and water for Kurds in northern Iraq."As a society we must ask ourselves: how can it be that people who live in Germany and... born and raised here, are supporters of a brutal, inhuman and fundamentalist group such as the IS and attack peaceful protestors with knives, sticks and machetes. Here...
  • Positive correlation between homosexual sex abuse and acceptance of homosexuality: study

    10/16/2014 8:26:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Steve Weatherbe
    In a new study based on Google News reports, controversial family values crusader Paul Cameron says he has found evidence that wherever social and political attitudes towards homosexuality are more positive, sex crimes against minors with a homosexual element are more numerous. Cameron, who is head of the Family Research Institute based in Colorado Springs, released his findings in Rome last week, hoping to influence the Extraordinary Synod on the Family that has Catholic leaders from around the world in the Eternal City. The Catholic Church is doing something very important, Cameron told LifeSiteNews. We hope they will look at...
  • Medicare Physical Exams

    10/16/2014 8:21:27 AM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 5 replies
    Self | 10/16/2014 | LoneRangerMassachusetts
    Help on Medicare Supplemental Insurance - Physical Exams
  • Lockheed Martin's Fusion Reactor: The Next Big Thing? Or No Big Deal?

    10/16/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2014 | Rick Moran
    Lockheed Martin has announced that their celebrated engineers in their hi tech Skunk Works technology shop have created a design for a small fusion reactor that could fit in the back of a large truck. The breakthrough could mean that clean, nearly unlimited energy might be just over the horizon. The discovery could virtually reinvent the world in the same way that the telephone, the jet engine, and the silicon chip have done over the years. Or not. They don't expect to have a working commercial reactor for a decade and there's no guarantee of success. Still, the Skunk...
  • John West Explicates C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Skepticism

    10/16/2014 7:28:20 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 15, 2014 | David Klinghoffer
    John West Explicates C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Skepticism David Klinghoffer October 15, 2014 3:34 PM | Permalink The Christian Post has a very thoughtful and thorough account of a presentation that Discovery Institute's John West gave at the National Conference on Christian Apologetics, analyzing C.S. Lewis's views on science and scientism. It's very much worth reading. One of the important and counterintuitive insights that Lewis offered was his observation that far from encouraging skepticism, the mention of "science" can call forth a perilous gullibility, not least from educated, intelligent people who should know better.Writes reporter Napp Nazworth: Healthy...
  • Statehouse shootbout PA lawmaker exchanges gunfire with would be robber

    10/16/2014 6:47:26 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 12 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 10/15/14 | unknown
    They messed with the wrong lawmaker. Two Pennsylvania state representatives escaped unharmed Tuesday night after they were involved in a shootout with a gunman who attempted to rob them near the state Capitol in Harrisburg. State Rep. Marty Flynn, a former prison guard who's licensed to carry a handgun, fired the shots after he and Rep. Ryan Bizzarro were accosted by the would-be robber. Flynn told the Associated Press he thinks he might have been killed if he had not been carrying a concealed pistol. "We are used to fighting for the people in our districts every day," Flynn said...
  • Ebola Headlines if a Republican was President (vanity)

    10/16/2014 4:04:58 AM PDT · by BobL · 30 replies
    (none) | Oct. 16, 2014 | (self)
    I cannot help but wonder what kind of headlines we'd be seeing if, say, Bush was President, rather than Obama. I like the question format - the headline is question, which allows it to be both biased and have the ability to deny it's biased (i.e., we're only asking a question...we never said you killed your wife, we just asked if you did kill your wife). A very effective technique the media uses against Republicans. Here are few that come to mind, maybe others have ideas too: "Ebola, is the President Doing Enough?" "Ebola Starts its Spread in the United...
  • 'People were surprised that we wouldn't abort our Down's syndrome baby - it made me so angry'

    10/15/2014 9:21:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Mirror ^ | Karen Edwards
    Tom tells of the ignorance they faced, and the incredible moments they shared while bringing up Rosie The pregnancy was unplanned, so Id already been through the standard worry, mainly about our financial situation. Then when we went for our 12-week scan, everything seemed fine and I felt happier. It was then my wife, Karen, now 39, decided to have the Barts screening test, which can indicate conditions such as Downs syndrome. The test is offered to all mums-to-be, but its not compulsory. I think it was instinct on her part wed declined it with our other kids, Harry,...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 8

    10/15/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 8 Week seven in review: One of these weeks, the College Football Czar will wise up and start picking the Mississippi schools to win. In truth, he remains skeptical of Ole Miss, but theres no question at this point that Mississippi State deserves its new #1 ranking. The Czar did not doubt the quality of the MSU team, but had instead overrated Auburn, which set out to prove that its near-upset at Kansas State was no fluke. For the week, the Czar only went 11-8, although he would protest the result of the Baylor-TCU game,...