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  • Think it’s unusually warm outside? Then you must be left-wing: Climate change beliefs affect…

    11/26/2014 12:36:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:49 EST, 26 November 2014 | Jonathan O’Callaghan
    If you don’t believe in climate change, you’re less likely to feel that the weather is getting warmer—and vice versa. That’s according to a study that analyzed how people remembered a particularly warm winter in the US in 2012. And they found those who believed in climate change remembered it being warmer, while those who didn’t thought it was colder. The research, published in Nature Climate Change, was carried out by three US sociologists—Dr. Aaron McCright of Michigan State University, Dr. Riley Dunlap of Oklahoma State, and Dr. Chenyang Xiao of American University. …
  • Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare Was a Mistake

    11/26/2014 10:00:26 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 41 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | November 25, 2014 | Mike Theiler
    Democrats made a mistake by passing President Barack Obama’s health-care law in 2010 instead of focusing more directly on helping the middle class, third- ranking U.S. Senate Democrat Charles Schumer said today. “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in electing Obama and a Democratic Congress in 2008 amid a recession, Schumer of New York said in a speech in Washington. “We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem -- health care reform.” Schumer said Democrats should have addressed issues aiding the middle class to build confidence among voters before turning to...
  • Will the Real Black Americans Please stand up

    11/26/2014 9:53:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles R. Patrick Furguson
    Five minute video at link. What do you think?
  • Two NYT Reporters Posted Darren Wilson’s Home Address. Look Here To See THEIR Home Addresses

    11/26/2014 8:18:09 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 77 replies
    CLASH DAILY ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | CLASH DAILY
    If anything happens to Wilson and/or his home and it can be traced back to the NYT’s posting of his address should they be held liable? Maybe, we should publish the writer’s address as well. See how that toad likes it.
  • Cuddling Biz Expected To Grow For Holidays

    11/26/2014 8:14:43 AM PST · by Enterprise · 14 replies
    kmjnow.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Unknown
    Nine months after opening, the Cuddle Connection is now in a different location and the client list is in the hundreds. Kelly Peterson is proving the human touch is powerful, even if it comes from a stranger. “It’s been an amazing journey,” she said. Peterson is a professional cuddler, and since her business opened in Roseville in March, there has been no shortage of clients looking for a cuddle. “It continues to grow the phone is ringing with new client requests everyday,” she said. She says many of her clients keep coming back for a warm embrace, and even travel...
  • Officer killed in Athens GA shooting (2011)

    11/26/2014 5:10:21 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 6 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 3/22/11 | AP
    ATHENS, Ga. — One police officer was shot and killed and another badly wounded Tuesday as they were searching for a carjacking suspect in a Georgia college town, leading to a manhunt for the shooter, authorities said. Senior Police Officer Tony Howard stopped a Chevrolet Suburban just before 1 p.m. in Athens when a passenger got out of the SUV and shot and wounded Howard, police said. The driver of the Suburban was taken into custody, but the passenger ran from the vehicle and encountered another senior officer, Elmer "Buddy" Christian, according to authorities. He then shot and killed Christian...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 14

    11/25/2014 9:49:56 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 4 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 26, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 14 Week thirteen in review: The College Football Czar started the week with a pair of lopsided Friday night losses, and it didn’t get much better from there, as he went crashing to a season-low record of 7-10. And talk about asking for it – did he really pick Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan? Yeesh! For the year, the Czar’s record now stands at 164-98, for a .625 winning percentage, which, if it remained consistent through the end of the year, would be his lowest percentage since his first season of posting his picks...
  • #Ferguson Protest Group Releases List of Targets, Including: Anheuser Busch, Boeing, ....

    The Justice for Mike Brown Ferguson protest group released its list of potential targets following the decision by the St. Louis County Courthouse on the Mike Brown case. The published map shows expected landmarks like the Ferguson City Hall and the County Courthouse. But it also marks things that have NOTHING to do with the Michael Brown situation, like Anheuser Busch and Boeing.
  • Teacher Raped Student Until She Became Pregnant, Used Metal Ruler to Attempt Abortion

    11/25/2014 8:56:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    life news ^ | 11/25/14 | Steven Ertelt
    In a shocking case out of Arizona, a student has filed a lawsuit against a teacher who she alleges raped her until she became pregnant and then attempted to cause an abortion when he learned she was pregnant by repeatedly inserting a metal ruler into her vagina. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Jane Doe and her parents was filed November 20 in Maricopa County Court against Horizon Community Learning Center, a charter school, and teach former teacher, David Depuydt. In the suit, Doe claims that, when she was 16, Depuydt was named her supervisor for a community service project...
  • Video: “I Don’t Need To Look For A Job Because I Get A Check From The Government”

    11/25/2014 7:46:52 PM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11/24/14 | Mac Slavo
    There is no doubt that many people who collect government assistance do so because of disabilities or a real need for temporary help as they transition from recession-related job losses into the new economy. But there are also millions of people who simply don’t care where their monthly stipend comes from so long as they don’t have to work for it. Kiara, a 12-year veteran of the American welfare system is one such individual. As she notes in the video below, she has four kids, no job, depends on government housing, and feels totally comfortable with all of it because...
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar quotes Ronald Reagan on Peace in a tweet

    11/25/2014 6:25:08 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Sarah MichelleVerified account ‏@RealSMG "Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means" -Ronald Reagan
  • Illustrating Chicago Values (244 Teenagers Have Been Shot In Chicago Since Michael Brown Died)

    11/25/2014 3:39:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    Hey Jackass! ^ | 11-25-14 | Hey Jackass!
    November to Date Shot & Killed: 29 Shot & Wounded: 99 Total Shot: 128 Total Homicides: 32 Totals Since Ferguson (Aug 9 – Nov 24) Shot & Killed: 130 Shot & Wounded: 725 Total Shot: 855 Total Homicides: 155
  • Rick Pitino says Louisville didn’t run up the score ...: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’

    11/25/2014 11:02:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 25, 2014 | Bernie Augustine
    Rick Pitino says Louisville didn’t run up the score against Savannah State: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’ Louisville beat Savannah State by 61 points Monday night, 87-26. With five minutes to go in the first half, the No. 6 Cardinals led 29-0 ... “I tried everything. We played four white guys and an Egyptian ..." [coach Rick Pitino]
  • 116 S&P 500 stocks just hit record highs

    11/25/2014 10:46:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/25/2014 | Philip Van Doorn
    <p>A total of 116 stocks in the benchmark S&P 500 Index hit 52-week highs in the past two trading days as the bull market roars to the end of the year.</p> <p>The S&P 500 SPX, +0.07% registered a closing record high on Monday for the third straight session. The index is up 12% this year and has returned 14% with dividends reinvested. That’s an outsized performance when you consider it dropped 7% from Sept. 20 through Oct. 15.</p>
  • British say Boston is full of “fake Irish people”

    11/25/2014 10:05:42 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 49 replies
    IrishCentral.com ^ | November 21,2014 | IrishCentral Staff Writers
    The British think Boston is full of “fake Irish people,” according to British staff of Buzzfeed. The website asked its employees in the UK for their stereotypes of every state in the U.S. and created a map of the results.
  • It's Not Just Obamacare: Gruber Says Abortion Is a Social Good

    11/25/2014 10:01:35 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/25/2014 | Dustin Siggins
    Over the last three weeks, MIT professor and Affordable Care Act (ACA) architect Jon Gruber has gone from being an academic, known mostly in policy circles, to the face of political dishonesty and manipulation. Gruber, who helped create and sell the ACA to the American people, has been caught on tape admitting – on multiple occasions – that the law was written to mislead the public. But that's not all that he's done. As originally reported by Jerome Corsi, Gruber is the author of at least two separate reports arguing that legalized abortion has tremendous social benefit. His work also...
  • Black People ARE Oppressed. But Not in the Way Most People Believe. (Vanity)

    11/25/2014 9:51:35 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 23 replies
    Blacks are oppressed by the looters and arsonists destroying black businesses in anger. Blacks are oppressed by other blacks who kill blacks (93 percent of black homicide victims) to the tune of 6 to 10 thousand a year. Blacks are oppressed by their black fathers, the majority of whom abandon them and their mothers to fend for themselves. Blacks are oppressed by black mothers, many of which abandon their children to relatives or the foster system because they are unfit (Michael Brown's mother was one such mother). Blacks are oppressed by the people they elect who bankrupt their cities and...
  • Father reports son to police after finding photos of local women

    11/25/2014 8:16:33 AM PST · by dware · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11.25.2014 | AP via Fox News
    GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio – A central Ohio father has turned his son in to police after discovering the teenager had taken photos of neighborhood women from outside their bedroom windows.
  • Holiday gift season SCAM alert

    11/25/2014 6:43:48 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    email from friend | 11/25/14 | unknown
    BE ON THE ALERT, THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS COMING NEW SCAM Just when you think you've heard it all. Here comes another scam. This scam is very clever. Be very careful out there! One could easily fall for this - beware of people bearing gifts! There is a new and clever credit card scam. Please circulate this. Someone it happened to says it works like this: Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone who said that he was from some outfit called: "Express Couriers" asking if I was going to be home because there was a...
  • Odds on U.S Republican Nominee -- for the punter's.

    11/25/2014 6:40:18 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 25 replies
    Easy Odds ^ | 2014 | Easy Odds
    Odds on U.S GOP 2016 nominee. Date: Uncertain Highlights ======= Jeb Bush 3-1 Rand Paul 5-1 Scott Walker 10-1 Ted Cruz 16-1 Mike Huckabee 28-1 Sarah Palin 33-1
  • Google Scientists Admit Renewable Energy Can't Work

    11/25/2014 5:31:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/25/2014
    Google is literally and figuratively pulling the plug on its investment in renewable energy because the technology doesn't work. Will its flop persuade the feds to stop dumping billions down this rat hole? Back in 2007 Google commanded star-spangled headlines with its new high-tech venture to go all in on the next big thing in technology: green renewable energy. The tech giant was saluted as a good corporate citizen for its initiative to help combat global warming. In launching the project, company executives boasted they would prove that wind and solar power were not just good for the environment, but...
  • Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans?

    11/25/2014 4:40:42 AM PST · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 Nov 2014 | YASCHA MOUNK
    Nearly a century ago, Harvard had a big problem: Too many Jews. By 1922, Jews accounted for 21.5 percent of freshmen, up from 7 percent in 1900 and vastly more than at Yale or Princeton. In the Ivy League, only Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania had a greater proportion of Jews. Harvard’s president, A. Lawrence Lowell, warned that the “Jewish invasion” would “ruin the college.” He wanted a cap: 15 percent. When faculty members balked, he stacked the admissions process to achieve the same result. Bolstered by the nativism of the time, which led to sharp immigration restrictions, Harvard’s...
  • Obama Reflects on Ferguson (Vanity)

    11/25/2014 12:24:59 AM PST · by llevrok · 1 replies
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  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

    11/24/2014 10:01:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 8:36 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores—and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines—to post the calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus. The Food and Drug Administration plans to announce the long-delayed rules on Tuesday. The regulations will apply to businesses with 20 or more locations and they will be given until November 2015 to comply. The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, hot dog at a gas station or large popcorn at the movie theater if...
  • Ferguson via Global Live

    11/24/2014 6:59:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    About this Channel313,004,294 viewer minutes Globalrevolution.TV since 9-17-2011 Facebook.com/globalrevlive @globalrevlive Live video coverage of worldwide revolution for equality. from #tahrir to #15m to #ows Join us live & support our work bringing live resistance video from the streets to the entire worldspreading around the world.
  • When are we going to get smart?

    11/24/2014 11:34:36 AM PST · by ritpg · 21 replies
    When are we going to realize...
  • There's a Gene for That...Or Is There?

    11/24/2014 9:56:41 AM PST · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | November 24, 2014 | Denyse O'Leary
    There's a Gene for That...Or Is There? Denyse O'Leary November 24, 2014 3:30 AM | Permalink A CNN headline reports, "Blame genetics for bad driving, study finds." "Genes for," however, are dangerous words in genetics. Recently, we looked at evolutionary psychology, the attempt to explain current human behavior as being governed by natural selection acting on how hominoid/hominin/human groups lived hundreds of thousands of years ago, so that the behavior is now encoded in the genes and brains of survivors. For example, we were told recently that men may have better navigation skills than women because these skills assist them...
  • Like I said, Cosa Nostra Government is now in effect.

    11/24/2014 8:21:58 AM PST · by Riflema · 4 replies
    DHS Secretary J Johnson ^ | 11/20/2014 | Self
    As I mentioned in a thread Friday, those of you anxiously awaiting the Executive Order may be disappointed. See the attached PDF. I predicted that what the *resident was doing was just giving a nod to his minions to interpret the law in the most generous way possible. And here you have it, the new directions from Jeh Johnson pretty well cease enforcement of deportations for anyone here already. It's all written to carefully follow the current law, but everything is now conditional on "available resources", which as you can probably predict will be otherwise engaged.Next up: some kind of...
  • Time Magazine’s Top 25 New Inventions Of 2014 Include Apple Watch, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 And More

    11/24/2014 8:21:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/24/2014 | Pavithra Rathinavel
    The yet-to-be-released Apple Watch has been making news for quite some time now. Very recently, the smartwatch has made it to the coveted Time magazine's top 25 new inventions of 2014. Based on the Time magazine list, the Apple Watch completely channels the idea of running a computer on the wrist. This is achieved by utilising a novel interface with a combination of touchscreen and physical buttons. Moreover, the Apple Watch is considered to be a fashion accessory, in addition to representing the latest technology in wearable gadgets arena, according to Time Magazine via Phone Arena. The magazine has also...
  • Goldman's Entire Outlook For The Markets And Economy for 2015 In One Slide

    11/24/2014 7:35:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/24/2014 | Sam Ro
  • Sports Fandom Hits A New Low

    11/24/2014 4:08:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-22-2014 | JOHN STEIGERWALD
    Sports fans can be idiots. This is nothing new but they continue to go where no fan has gone before. Take Tony Williams, for example. He intercepted a pass on Sunday at the Superdome (or whatever it’s called now) in New Orleans during the Saints game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Tony doesn’t play for the Saints or the Bengals. He’s a 70-year old Saints fan who intercepted a pass intended for a Bengals fan who was sitting next to him in the end zone seats. She (that’s right, SHE) was wearing a Bengals jersey. Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored...
  • Potential Scam - Door-to-Door

    11/23/2014 3:31:23 PM PST · by IYAS9YAS · 47 replies
    None | 11/23/2014 | Self
    Today I was visited by a young man who claimed his brother was killed in Afghanistan. He claimed his brother was a Rifleman and gave the 0311 MOS. I don't recall the unit he claimed his brother was with.Something about his story just raised a red flag.The claim was he was raising money to send care packages to troops. I thanked him, told him I was sorry about his brother, but that I wanted to check the website first.The site on his "receipts" stated the charity's site was www.thepatriotproject.com (which I found didn't exist), but the man said it was...
  • Annie remake: casting of black lead provokes negative Twitter posts

    11/23/2014 12:40:10 PM PST · by BBell · 98 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | Sunday 9 March 2014
    Name: Annie. Age: 11. Appearance: Headstrong, smartass, black. Hold on a minute. Annie's not black. She's a little blonde Swiss girl who lives in the mountains. That's Heidi, you idiot. Annie's the little red-headed girl who looks like Sideshow Bob. But this new version of Annie doesn't look anything like Sideshow Bob. That's because in this remake she is being played by Oscar-nominated actor Quvenzhané Wallis.
  • Photos of the Ukrainian Maidan (one year anniversary of the start of the rebellion)

    11/23/2014 9:37:09 AM PST · by Ivan Mazepa · 6 replies
    Ukrainian Pravda ^ | Nov 20 2014
    Part of history now
  • What is "Sin"? (Vanity)

    11/23/2014 5:12:09 AM PST · by BwanaNdege · 100 replies
    Self | 11/23/2014 | BwanaNdege
    Hello Freepers! I need help with research for a paper. Your ideas are needed and welcomed. I especially would appreciate comments from Libertarians and any lurking Liberals/Progressives and Atheists/"Brights".
  • Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

    11/22/2014 10:22:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2014 2:26 AM EST
    Officials in a Polish town (Tuszyn) have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear’s unclear gender and immodest clothing. […] Voice recordings of the meeting were leaked to the media in which officials complained that Pooh Bear is immodestly dressed and also lacks a clear gender. One called the bear a “hermaphrodite.” …
  • Rise in Crop Production increasing levels of Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere

    11/21/2014 7:51:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Maine News ^ | 11/21/2014 | Betty Laseter
    Scientists have revealed that levels of carbon dioxide increase in the Northern Hemisphere during summers each year as plants absorb carbon dioxide to convert sunlight into food. The CO2 levels again rise as the plants release CO2 after the growing season. Scientists have found that corn, rice, wheat and soybean are the four leading crops that account for maximum CO2 release in the atmosphere of Northern Hemisphere. Crops act as sponge for CO2 and it could be said that the sponge effect has become bigger because of the advancements in agricultural techniques, leading to more production. There is a sharp...
  • The demonic genius of the *resident (If I'm reading this right)

    11/21/2014 7:07:21 PM PST · by Riflema · 34 replies
    Self ^ | 11/21/14 | Self
    Okay, if I'm reading this right, we have all been suckered in a big way and with an outcome far worse we thought. Ask yourself, where is the Executive Order?So far, there is no EO. What he issued were two memoranda (see the link above). Both very vague, no concrete proposals or edicts. One speaks of assembling a "Task Force on New Americans" to figure out how to make our society and it's institutions more welcoming to the shadow people. The second invites proposals and ideas on "improving" the process for getting into the US.Now, if this is it, if...
  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Renews Heated Political Debate

    11/21/2014 7:05:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 6:12 PM PST 11/21/2014 | by Paul Bond
    .... Breitbart.com, for example, John Nolte largely ignores politics in his review of Mockingjay - Part 1, until ending with: “For some reason this feels like the exact right time for a movie about a revolution against a lying, lawless president.” Likewise, Christian Toto at his conservative site, Hollywood In Toto, largely foregoes politics, though only after opening his review with: “The first two films could be seen as either big government on dictatorial steroids or an Occupy-style lament about the evils of inequality. The franchise's third film … doesn’t change that formula despite the addition of liberal screenwriter Danny...
  • Rape allegations against Cosby case of he said/she she she ... said and 15 women can’t all be lying

    11/21/2014 5:48:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 254 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2014 | Piers Morgan
    Full title: The rape allegations against Bill Cosby are a classic case of he said/she she she she she she she she she she she she she she, she said - and 15 women can’t all be lyingOne of my favourite Twitter parody accounts is @TheTweetOfGod .It's cheeky, irreverent, has over 1.6 million followers - and an unnerving ability to hit the proverbial nail on the head. Last night, it addressed the mounting Bill Cosby scandal with this tweet:‘The rape allegations against Bill Cosby are a classic case of he said/she she she she she she she she she she...
  • "Prosecutorial discretion lets undocumented immigrants stay in U.S., but not hold a job"

    11/21/2014 3:59:27 PM PST · by skippyjonjones · 7 replies
    Ny DailyNew ^ | June 9, 2013, | Allan Wernick
    "Under the Obama prosecutorial discretion program, the Department of Homeland Security is mandated to end removal proceedings against an(sic) undocumented immigrants who do not have a serious criminal record. “Prosecutorial discretion” means the government has decided that you can stay here but you do not get any immigration benefits."
  • UK's First 'Poo Bus' Goes Into Service Between Bristol and Bath

    11/21/2014 3:36:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 21, 2014
    0 November 2014 UK's First 'Poo Bus' Goes Into Service Between Bristol and Bath Bio-Bus The 40-seat "Bio-Bus" runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste. The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath. The eco-friendly vehicle can travel up to 300km (186 miles) on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce. It is run by tour operator Bath Bus Company and will shuttle people between Bristol Airport and Bath city centre. The biomethane gas is...
  • The 20 Most Affordable Colleges with High Four-year Graduation Rates

    11/21/2014 2:00:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Best Choice Schools ^ | 11/21/2014 | BCS Staff
    Getting a college education is expensive, which is why more students are taking the time to search for affordable colleges with high four-year graduation rates. In the United States, about two-thirds of students who earn a bachelor’s degree graduate from college in four years, while the remaining 34 percent need a fifth or even sixth year to complete their studies (U.S. Department of Education). Completing an undergraduate degree in four years is not only easier on the budget, but it means getting out into the workforce earlier than students who need more time to graduate. Choosing an affordable college is...
  • More Cosby shows canceled; Friday night show is on

    11/21/2014 11:03:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2014 12:50 PM EST | Frazier Moore
    Bill Cosby’s shows at casinos in Las Vegas and Arizona have been canceled as more women come forward alleging he sexually assaulted them many years ago. […] Cosby, 77, still apparently planned to bring his comedy routine to a sold-out theater in Melbourne, Florida, Friday night, and at least 34 other shows remain on his schedule through May 2015. …
  • Turkey to Teach Muslim Discovery of America in Schools

    11/21/2014 8:56:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/21/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The USSR claimed to have invented absolutely everything. Soviet children were taught that everything from the locomotive to the airplane had been invented in Russia. Muslims can’t seem to stop jumping headlong into the same xenophobic delusional propaganda. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hit back at ridicule of his claim that Islamic explorers discovered the Americas three centuries before Columbus, accusing his Muslim critics of lacking “self-confidence”.In an aggressive rebuttal of the criticism heaped in some quarters on his comments, Erdogan also suggested that the purported “discovery” of the Americas by Muslims should be taught in schools.“A big...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Another actress accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault in Las Vegas hotel [#8 and counting]

    11/21/2014 8:10:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | Friday, November 21, 2014, 2:30 AM | BY Nancy Dillon , Brian Niemietz , Chelsia Rose Marcius , Larry Mcshane
    A predatory Bill Cosby, in a freaky Las Vegas hotel scene, allegedly assaulted another actress — who was forced to fondle America’s Dad in his luxury suite. The naked Cosby was lying in wait before the 1992 ambush of model-actress Angela Leslie, a beauty who says she was targeted after sending the comedian a letter and photograph. “The main thing I want is for people to know him for who he really is,” Leslie told the Daily News on Thursday. “He’s not this dad of America.” After a driver delivered her to the hotel, she checked into her room before...
  • The 16 Smartest Things I Ever Bought For Less Than $10

    11/21/2014 7:52:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/21/2014 | ASHLEY MARCIN, WISEBREAD
    I spend a lot of my time mulling over the large purchases in my life. And for good reason. Still, I tend to forget about the small, everyday things that matter most and have the power to make life a whole lot easier. The following household items are extremely useful and — better yet — each costs less than $10. 1. Chip clips I don't know why it took me so long to purchase a set of inexpensive chip clips for our kitchen. We end up using them for far more than just sealing bags for freshness. Use magnetic clips...
  • Now, No One Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics — Here's The Master Plan To Fix It

    11/21/2014 7:49:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tony Manfred
    There's a lot to like in the International Olympic Committee's "Olympic Agenda 2020" — IOC president Thomas Bach's 40-point reform plan designed to make the Olympics more desirable to potential host cities. The plan calls for the use of existing venues, rather than the construction of expensive stadiums that could become white elephants, as we saw with the 2004 Olympics in Athens. It calls for common-sense reforms like promoting gender equality and placing limits on the number of total events in the Olympics. It also calls for a bunch of cost-reduction measures, like letting international federations run events rather than...
  • Russia is a Lie

    11/21/2014 7:34:38 AM PST · by Krosan · 15 replies
    Die Zeit (translation) ^ | 1. October 2014 | Boris Schumatsky
    The greatest difficulty in dealing with Russia is this: Russia lies. This blanket assertion sounds like a slogan from the Cold War, and yet it's the only one that does justice to reality. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, when I was writing my first newspaper articles, I always avoided journalistic short-cuts such as "Moscow wants" or "the Kremlin claims". When I would read in those days that "the Russians are invading Chechnya" I would think of my friends in Moscow and such formulations seemed about as accurate to me as Ronald Reagan's "Evil Empire". Today not only do...
  • The Pew Foundation's Estimate of Illegals Was Close to 70 Million More Than 5 Years Ago

    11/21/2014 6:58:47 AM PST · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Stayfree | November 21, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    Several years ago, the Pew Foundation (very liberal) did a detail survey and determined that the number of illegals in the U.S. at that time was at least 55 million and more likely up to 70 million. Since then, many millions more have sneaked into the U.S. and since then, every family has been creating anchor babies every 9 months which means that there are probably over 100 million illegals here...not the 11 million first mentioned during the Clinton administration. Our local elementary school is about 3/4 Hispanic. The Los Angeles City scholl system is estimated at over 90% Hispanic....