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  • I Wanna Marry Harry First Look: Fox Dupes 12 Women Into Competing for a Fake Prince Harry...

    04/19/2014 5:28:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    E Online ^ | Apr. 16, 2014 | Tierney Bricker
    -snip- Fact: I Wanna Marry Harry is going to be the summer TV season's most-talked about new show. How do we know this? Well, just listen to the premise: 12 women compete for Prince Harry's love. The catch? It's not Prince Harry! Matthew Hicks, a normal English bloke, is pretending to be Prince William's red-headed brother. Cruel? Maybe. Entertaining? Hell yes. -snip-
  • Moore Man Accused Of Child Sex Crimes During Game Of Truth Or Dare

    04/19/2014 1:31:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    news9 ^ | Lacie Lowry
    MOORE, Oklahoma - A game of truth or dare lead to rape charges against a Moore man, according to court documents. Investigators said 20-year-old Danny Hilton played the game with a 14-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl, then one of them told her mom. An arrest affidavit said Hilton encouraged a game of truth or dare with the girls in February in his bedroom. The affidavit said Hilton's dares involved sexual acts. It stated Hilton watched and encouraged the juvenile victims to perform sex acts with him and with each other. Hilton's father told News 9 his son played the game...
  • Animals with Human Rights Make Researchers Run Scared

    04/19/2014 11:18:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Scientific American ^ | April 17, 2014 | Josh Fischman
    Dogs and cats, historically, have been people's property like a couch or a toaster. But as they've moved into our houses and our hearts, courts of law have begun to treat them as something more. They can inherit your estate, get an appointed lawyer if your relatives challenge that inheritance and are protected from cruel acts. Your toaster can't do any of that. As these animals inch closer to citizen's rights, the trend is being watched with worried eyes by biomedical researchers who fear judges could extend these rights to lab animals like monkeys and rats, thereby curbing experimentation.
  • College: Much Cheaper Than You Think -- Most Students Pay Less than Half the Sticker Price

    04/19/2014 10:44:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04/19/2014 | DEREK THOMPSON
    It's a point we've made a million times. We're making it again. What's the most expensive college in America? Ask Google, Princeton Review, or the Chronicle of Higher Education, and you'll get the same answer: Sarah Lawrence University at $61,236. It's kind of crazy. No, not (just) the price. It's crazy that when we talk about price, we often only talk about tuition, a sticker shock that only 35 percent of Sarah Lawrence graduates pay in full. The Sarah Lawrence story is typical. Only a third of full-time students at four-year public and private schools pay the published price at...
  • Transcendence and Noah: Bogus Bytes -- Hollywood plays God and loses big time.

    04/19/2014 10:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2014 | By Armond White
    Transcendence is to the sci-fi genre what Noah is to the Bible. Both are poorly conceived reboots of a literary form into pseudo-visionary garbage. Each film also exemplifies the current trend of agnostic filmmakers playing God. In Transcendence, Johnny Depp, as the obviously named Will Caster, unleashes his berserk world-dominating ambitions after he dies and is resurrected as an artificially intelligent computer program with the power to “overcome the limits of biology.” In Noah, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky reconceives the Biblical story of the Flood and God’s covenant with man through His servant (played by Russell Crowe) as a smart-ass...
  • Diamond Bar Ranch in NM Seized by US Forest Service

    Officials say that the Laney’s can redeem their 80 cattle for $40,950Southwest New Mexico – The Diamond Bar Ranch was acquired by the Laney family in 1986, and its adjacent Laney Cattle Company was allowed to utilize grazing lands since 1883. According to the US Forest Service, however, they are no longer entitled to do so, and the USFS has posted notices along the fence line of their property advising people not to attempt to enter the ranch. Lands are being seized, and the cattle removed, “one way or the other.”Now they say that the cattle may be redeemed if the Laney’s pay for the costs...
  • Viewers share joy of college-bound teen with Down syndrome

    04/19/2014 7:33:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-19-14 | Erin Richards
    Video at source. Go to the link for the story. My computer is not cooperating today and it will not allow me to copy and paste even an excerpt of this heart-warming story.
  • Now RASTAS get special treatment in (UK) prisons: Followers of religion made famous by Bob Marley…

    04/19/2014 1:29:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:36 EST, 18 April 2014 | Stian Alexander and Jack Doyle
    Rastafarian inmates are being handed Bob Marley CDs, drums and shakers after their religion was officially recognized by prison chiefs. New rules mean Rastafarianism is an approved religion alongside Christianity, Islam and other major faiths. The pack has been created to ensure Rastafarian prisoners can pray together in a “fulsome and harmonious way”, a faith advisor said. However, the religion’s followers have been told that one common element of their religious practice is barred: they cannot smoke cannabis in jail. …
  • Biden: Taking Grandkids on Trips ‘One of the Great Advantages of Being Vice President’

    04/19/2014 12:59:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 15, 2014 - 7:13 AM | Susan Jones
    The Obama daughters aren’t the only ones with travel privileges. Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering on Monday that he likes to bring his grandchildren with him when he travels. “I literally—at Christmastime, Mr. Ambassador, I always sit with the kids the last five or—and say, well, where do you want to go this year? Because one of the great advantages of being vice president, I’m able to take, if I’m not going into a war zone, one of my grandchildren with me. And I do take them all. They’re good kids. They don’t get in the way. And...
  • Obama: ‘Political Spite’ Motivating States to Refuse Medicaid Expansion

    04/19/2014 12:32:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 18, 2014 - 8:36 AM | Susan Jones
    Republicans “still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama told a news conference on Thursday. He also took aim at states that have not expanded their Medicaid programs:“This does frustrate me—states that have chosen not to expand Medicaid for no other reason than political spite. You got 5 million people who could be having health insurance right now at no cost to these states—zero cost to these states—other than ideological reasons they have chosen not to provide health insurance for their citizens.”But some governors, pointing to President Obama’s own broken promises, simply don't...
  • Indiana man arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 2

    04/18/2014 5:39:48 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    MISHAWAKA, Ind. - Northern Indiana police say a 19-year-old man has been arrested on murder and attempted murder charges in a shooting that killed a young child. Lt. David Wells of St. Joseph County police says Robert L. Griffin was arrested without incident Friday at a Mishawaka apartment complex.
  • The Concord Fight and the Fearless Isaac Davis

    04/18/2014 4:01:39 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 3 replies
    Concord Magazine ^ | May 1999 | D. Michael Ryan
    "No, I am not and I haven't a man that is!" Thus on 19 April 1775 did Capt. Isaac Davis respond to the query if he was afraid to lead his Acton minute company and the colonial column "into the middle of the town (Concord) for its defense or die in the attempt". Details of the moments just preceding the eventful Bridge fight are limited or shrouded in the silence of time and report. It is certain that upon sighting smoke rising from Concord, Col. Barrett ordered Maj. Buttrick to march the assembled force into the town. How and why...
  • Male chauvinist vexes Crabby, big-time

    04/18/2014 3:58:50 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    Yakima Herald Republic ^ | 4-17-14 | Pat Muir
    Dear Crabby, A recent column of yours attempted to answer some questions posed by an individual identified as “Full of Questions.” One of the questions was “Who is in charge of putting the toilet seat down?” Your rather glib answer was “Whoever put the seat up.” I’ve put a lot of thought into this, and I think you overlooked a more fundamental question that must be considered, namely: Why is it necessary to put the seat down in the first place? After all, if one leaves the seat up, the next user can easily enough put the seat down if...
  • Deputies: Man killed son to play video games

    04/18/2014 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    A 24-year-old Homosassa man was charged Thursday with suffocating his 1-year-old son because he wanted to have time to play video games, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said. Cody Wygant was charged with third-degree murder and willful child neglect, the sheriff’s office said. Wygant was being held in the Citrus County Jail. A judge on Friday set bail for Wygant at $100,000 with his next court date scheduled for May 23. Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to Wygant’s home after receiving an emergency call at 8:21 a.m. Thursday that the child, Daymeon Wygant, wasn’t breathing. Daymeon was transported to Seven...
  • Hundreds of “Get Well” Cards Headed to Justina Pelletier After Parents Denied Easter Visit

    04/18/2014 3:16:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Her parents may have been denied a chance to visit Justina Pelletier on Easter Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped hundreds of supporters from sending the teenager “Get Well” cards. Justina is the sick teenager who state officials wrongfully took custody of away from her parents. The family will not be allowed to visit their daughter on Easter Sunday. The news comes after attorneys working with her family released a letter Justina reportedly wrote saying she is not being treated well. justinapelletier11Today, her sister Jennifer will join her parents for their scheduled weekly visit with Justina. Jennifer will attempt to hand...
  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/18/2014 1:50:16 PM PDT · by Pelham · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet. Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center, was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who “falsely” report on IRS forms that they...
  • China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

    04/18/2014 10:51:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2014 4:31 AM EDT | Ian Mader
    Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China’s government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country’s farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party’s authoritarian rule. The report, previously deemed so sensitive it was classified as a state secret, names the heavy metals cadmium, nickel and arsenic as the top contaminants. It adds to widespread doubts about the safety of China’s farm produce and confirms suspicions about the dire state of its soil following more than two decades of explosive industrial growth, the overuse of farm...
  • 'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape Cripples Home Depot -- NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE

    04/18/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 44 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 04/18/2014 | TMZ
    Demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods -- all thanks to "Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust's sex tape acrobatics -- and Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart are struggling to keep up. We called employees at each of the major retailers (from Georgia to Cali) and we're getting the same story -- ever since the trailer for Mimi's sex tape came out, people have been racing to purchase their own super-strong shower rods to recreate the Mimi experience. And supplies are running out -- a customer at one Home Depot in Georgia tells us, they...
  • Study finds more immigrants equals more Democrats --- and more losses for GOP

    04/18/2014 9:30:53 AM PDT · by Pelham · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | Byron York
    Republicans are famously divided on immigration reform, but Democrats pretty much unanimously support it. There's a reason for that. In stark, partisan political terms, continuing the high level of immigration of recent decades, and certainly increasing immigration as envisioned by many reformers, will result in more Democrats winning more elections in coming years. "The enormous flow of legal immigrants into the country — 29.5 million from 1980 to 2012 — has remade and continues to remake the nation's electorate in favor of the Democratic Party," concludes a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which opposes comprehensive reform proposals...
  • 'Homeless' man evicted from heat-equipped spot inside the Manhattan Bridge by NYPD

    04/18/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies
    upi ^ | April 17, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    NEW YORK, A homeless man in New York City was evicted from a spot he had made for himself inside the Manhattan Bridge by NYPD cops on Thursday. When he was given the boot, “Joe” was forced to leave behind Chinese cookies, a gas heater, hot sauce and beer. The raid on Joe’s lair was conducted when a city worker used bolt cutters to remove a red bicycle lock from the wooden shelter while 12 officers looked on. When cops yelled “Police department, Police department,” they got no response, so Emergency Service Unit officers began using a saw on the...
  • NJ woman's rejected atheist license plate violates First Amendment, lawsuit argues

    04/18/2014 2:12:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    MAURICE RIVER TWP. — A Cumberland County woman argues that the state Motor Vehicle Commission’s alleged denial of issuing an “8theist” license plate violated her First Amendment rights, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday.
  • Sars Research Lab Loses 2,000 Tubes of Killer Virus

    04/17/2014 7:56:51 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 15, 2014 | Umberto Bacchi
    A prestigious research institute in France said it had lost thousands of tubes of samples of the deadly Sars coronavirus. A routine inventory check at Paris' Pasteur Institute revealed that 2,349 tubes containing fragments of the virus responsible for the deaths of 774 people in 2002 were missing, the centre named after French chemist Louis Pasteur said. The institute was quick to reassure the public and said that the contents of the missing vials had no infectious potential. They contained only part of the virus and had no ability to spread. "Independent experts referred by health authorities have qualified such...
  • A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation

    04/17/2014 5:32:59 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Walt Bogdanich
    "The police did not follow the obvious leads that would have quickly identified the suspect as well as witnesses, one of whom videotaped part of the sexual encounter. After the accuser identified Mr. Winston as her assailant, the police did not even attempt to interview him for nearly two weeks and never obtained his DNA. The detective handling the case waited two months to write his first report and then prematurely suspended his inquiry without informing the accuser. By the time the prosecutor got the case, important evidence had disappeared, including the video of the sexual act."
  • Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    04/17/2014 5:28:18 PM PDT · by digger48 · 43 replies
    wthr ^ | Apr 17, 2014 | SADIE GURMAN
    DENVER (AP) - A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. Levy Thamba Pongi, 19, consumed more than one cookie purchased by a friend - even though a store clerk told the friend to cut each cookie into six pieces and to eat just one piece at a time, said the reports obtained Thursday....
  • True marriage supporters ‘not welcome’ in New York: councilman

    04/17/2014 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Catherine Briggs
    NEW YORK, April 17, 2014, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New York City councilman has effectively told traditional marriage supporters they are “not welcome” in the Big Apple. In response to Chick-fil-A’s proposed plans to expand their business and set up restaurants in several locations, including New York City, Councilman Daniel Dromm told the Huffington Post that the fast-food chain would not be welcome in the most populous city in the country. Councilman Daniel Dromm “We don’t need bigots coming to New York City,” Dromm told HuffPost. “They are not welcome here unless they can embrace all of New York’s diverse community,...
  • Hospital let 22-week preemie die despite mother’s urgent pleas

    04/17/2014 1:59:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Peter Baklinski
    ESSEX, UK, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UK hospital has apologized to a woman four years after doctors and staff let her 22-week premature son die in her arms within an hour of being born, despite the mother’s urgent pleas for help. Tracy Godwin, who in 2010 held her newborn son Tom for 46 minutes before he ceased breathing, said she was never told about the hospital’s policy stating that babies born before 23 weeks would be left to die. But the hospital has not indicated that it has changed its policy, only that it now has new guidelines...
  • 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing 15-year-old boy at California mansion

    04/17/2014 12:05:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/17/2014 | BY DAREH GREGORIAN , TIM O’CONNOR
    Famous Hollywood director Bryan Singer has been accused in a new federal lawsuit of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy. The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Hawaii, accused the 48-year-old “X-Men” filmmaker of first preying on the 15-year-old aspiring actor at a party at a California mansion where underage boys were plied with drugs and alcohol and taken advantage of. “The stories that I’ve heard of what went on at the estate are truly despicable,” the accuser’s lawyer, Miami attorney Jeff Herman, told the Daily News Wednesday night. Herman identified the accuser as Michael Egan III. Egan, who is...
  • Gay marriage has second appellate court hearing

    04/17/2014 11:16:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2014 12:47 PM EDT | Nicholas Riccardi and Kristi Eaton
    Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom. The appeal of a lower court’s January ruling that struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban is the second time the issue has reached appellate courts since the U.S. Supreme Court shook up the legal landscape last year by finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. The same three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard a similar Utah case...
  • The richest man in Asia is selling everything in China

    04/17/2014 7:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Sovereign Man ^ | 04/17/2014 | Simon Black
    Here’s a guy you want to bet on– Li Ka-Shing. Li is reportedly the richest person in Asia with a net worth well in excess of $30 billion, much of which he made being a shrewd property investor. Li Ka-Shing was investing in mainland China back in the early 90s, way back before it became the trendy thing to do. Now, Li wants out of China. All of it. Since August of last year, he’s dumped billions of dollars worth of his Chinese holdings. The latest is the $928 million sale of the Pacific Place shopping center in Beijing– this...
  • Rapper cuts off (package), reattachment fails.

    04/17/2014 6:50:00 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 46 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 4/17/14 | unknown
    A rapper who worked with members of the group Wu-Tang Clan cut off his penis and jumped from a second floor balcony in an apparent suicide attempt, TMZ reports. Andre Johnson was found on the sidewalk outside an apartment building in West Hollywood at 1:00 am on Wednesday morning and taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital in critical condition. A spokesperson for the hospital said it does not comment on patients, but TMZ reports that attempts to reattach Johnson's penis failed. Johnson is also known by the stage name Christ Bearer, and is in the rap group Northstar. Wu-Tang Clan founding member...
  • Pro-abortion Wendy Davis losing among women voters in Texas: new poll

    04/17/2014 2:59:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    AUSTIN, TX, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new survey by a liberal polling firm is bad news for Wendy Davis, the Democratic would-be governor of Texas who rose to national prominence after filibustering a bill to restrict abortions in the state. Although Davis promotes herself proudly as a candidate who cares about “women’s issues” – a euphemism for legalized abortion-on-demand, or as the Davis team describes it, “expanding access to women’s health care” – it seems women in Texas aren’t interested in what she’s selling. According to Public Policy Polling, 46 percent of Texas women view Davis “unfavorably,” and...
  • Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

    04/16/2014 9:44:01 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 53 replies
    NPR Code Switch ^ | April 16, 2014 | Tell Me More Staff
    A lot of [the design of film and motion technology] was conceived with the idea of the best representation of white people. And I don't mean to say that it was a deliberate and exclusionary practice, but [it was] much more of a willful obliviousness, if you will. So color film in its early stages pretty much developed around trying to measure the image against white skin. ...
  • I hope America has learned its lesson not to elect another ‘community organizer’

    04/16/2014 7:56:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    The Paris Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/11/14 | Joe Hendrix
    Hopefully, America has learned its lesson — do not elect another “community organizer.” This is especially true when the community organizer has a murky history filled with pathological lies, a hatred of America and a long list of associations with those who wish to destroy our nation. You would think a community organizer would know that showing weakness is a provocation for your enemies. Maybe President Barack Obama does know this and doesn’t care. Or maybe he does not have a clue what is going on in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Asia and everywhere else where America’s enemies...
  • Man Wants to Open a Bar in His Gun Range (Oklahoma City)

    04/16/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Man wants to open a bar in his gun range Generally speaking, the combination of alcohol and weapons sounds like a bad one. Jeff Swanson of Oklahoma City doesn’t see it that way, however. KFOR NewsChannel 4 reports that the entrepreneur, who is in the process of building an “upscale” gun range in OKC, wants his establishment to offer its patrons a drink after they’re finished shooting. KOKH FOX 25 News reports that Mr. Swanson will have customers scan their driver’s license before they partake in either firing guns or drinking alcohol. Mr. Swanson told KOKH, "Once your order a...
  • Cowardness Of Liberals.Will They Name The "Racist GOP" Members When Asked By Hosts?

    04/16/2014 5:09:23 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 10 replies
    So it looks like the Democrats have nothing to run on as usual this year.All they have is accusing conservatives and the GOP of hating all minorities.When Steve Israel accused GOP members of being racists,why didn't Chris Wallace challenge him?,He should of just responded by making Mr.Israel tell his 3 million(or so) viewers which Republicans were the racists.If Democrats are going to spend the next 6 months accusing all "Non-Democrats" of being racists on live television,someone better ask them to name names!.Wouldn't any of you love to be in the host position where you would demand your liberal guest to...
  • Teen caught urinating in reservoir (Portland Ore)

    04/16/2014 4:41:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 86 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | April 16. 2014
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir. Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday
  • Businesses Say They're Having Trouble Finding People Who Will Show Up For Work

    04/16/2014 7:27:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/16/2014 | MATTHEW BOESLER
    Every month, the New York Fed conducts two surveys: the Empire State Manufacturing Survey and its services-sector counterpart, the Business Leaders Survey. And each April it asks respondents of both surveys questions related to the difficulty of finding potential hires with certain skills.This year's pair of April surveys confirmed that, as in previous years, employers are having trouble finding people with advanced computer and interpersonal skills, punctuality, and reliability.Further, businesses in both the manufacturing and services sectors report that it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain skilled workers.Below are the two key tables from the survey. The first shows that...
  • Captain ‘America’: Does the movie lean left, right or libertarian?

    04/16/2014 7:01:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    So I finally saw the new Captain America sequel (Oh, and there are spoilers ahead in case you’re planning to see it but are even lazier than I am). Off the bat, I enjoyed it. It moved along well. Good action, blah, blah, blah. Now, on to the controversies. The most pressing of which is the lunacy of Captain America’s shield. The physics make absolutely no sense. In the comics the shield is composed of adamantium, vibranium, and a certain lost/secret ingredient that made replicating the shield impossible. In the first Captain America movie they changed that, saying the shield...
  • And the Most Desirable Job in the World Is…

    04/16/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/16/2014 | Martha C. White
    For a new study ranking the best jobs of 2014, jobs website CareerCast.com did some number-crunching and found — perhaps not surprisingly — that crunching numbers is a pretty good gig.With a median income of $101,360 and a 23% projected job growth rate by 2022, mathematician topped the site’s roundup of the most desirable jobs. CareerCast points to the “exponentially growing popularity of mathematics” in everything from healthcare and technology to sports and politics.“Mathematicians are employed in every sector of the economy… from Wall Street brokerages to energy exploration companies to IT R&D labs to university classrooms,” CareerCast publisher Tony...
  • NBC Today show is giving gun grabber Bloomberg free advertising right now....

    04/16/2014 4:24:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    4/16/14
    Anyone else see that? An extended interview with gun grabber billionaire Bloomberg...who, by the way, has ARMED BODYGUARDS.
  • Little-Known Legal Challenge That Could Torpedo Obamacare

    04/16/2014 12:04:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 14, 2014 12:55pm | Ariane de Vogue
    While the Supreme Court considers one challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a federal appeals court located just blocks away is contemplating a separate challenge that could have much more dire consequences for the future of the law. […] The conflict at the center of the Halbig (vs. Sebelius) case (and three other challenges across the country) has to do with tax subsidies granted to those who seek to obtain insurance from the exchanges. The ACA grants the credits to qualifying individuals in order to defray the cost of the insurance. Millions of Americans are expected...
  • Article V...Constiutional Convention

    04/15/2014 4:35:55 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 57 replies
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  • Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    04/15/2014 2:49:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Loren Grush
    Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes—and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. …
  • America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

    04/15/2014 12:53:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/15/2014 | by Vince Calio
    The U.S. population rose by just 0.72% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become less-attractive to immigrants than in years past, with net immigration down from nearly 1.2 million as of 2001 to 843,145 last year, but also the U.S.’s domestic birth rate has dropped to a multi-decade low. While the population of most of the country’s metro areas grew at a low pace in recent years, in a small number of metro areas the population actually shrank. Looking at the most recent years, the U.S. population rose by just...
  • Planned Parenthood Won’t Condemn Woman Who Killed Her Seven Babies, Packed Them in Boxes

    04/15/2014 7:25:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Luis Zaffirini
    Police in Pleasant Grove, Utah, discovered over the weekend the bodies of seven dead infants in cardboard boxes, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. All seven of these babies were allegedly killed soon after being born by their own mother, a 39-year-old woman who has now been placed under arrest. The mother has been charges with six counts of murder. Police believe she committed these crimes over the course of a decade. This brutal loss of young life is shocking and deeply saddening. Yet as I read the story, I couldn’t help but consider this woman’s actions in the light of...
  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    04/14/2014 10:36:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 8:11 PM EDT | Denis D. Gray
    As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff—until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him. A year later, his three alleged killers, including a senior government official, are on trial for murder. The dumping has been halted and villagers are erecting a statue to their slain hero. But the prosecution of Prajob’s murder is a rare exception. A survey released Tuesday—the first comprehensive one of its kind—says that only 10 killers...
  • Op-Ed piece on Ukraine, Russia and Donetsk

    04/14/2014 8:54:22 PM PDT · by Ivan Mazepa · 5 replies
    ArgumentUA ^ | April 14, 2014 | Sergei Fedorov
    "Grave-like silence" (Translated from Russian) Kiev government is silent, or it talks with those with whom it is already too late. At least 3 dead and about 100 injured in various clashes just on Sunday, a religious holiday - and a day of silence from all officials of ministerial level and above about the situation in the country. One after another Donbas regional centers and military properties are captured – and the government doesn’t consider it necessary to explain it to the people. It wasn’t until late in the evening, that the acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov spoke. Everyone...
  • Pregnant & kicked-out of pro-abortion UN event

    04/14/2014 7:18:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Tanya Granic Allen
    April 14, 2014 (Tanya Granic Allen) - At the UN’s 47th Commission on Population and Development, the message from some Non-Governmental Organizations with vested interests couldn’t be clearer: nothing will stop them from conducting more abortions. The tone of these meetings has, at times, been uncomfortable to anyone who holds life to be sacred, or believes maternal health initiatives is an excellent way to support women, especially those in the developing world. While at an UN affiliated meeting hosted by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Ipas, two abortion supporting and providing global powerhouses, I was targeted, discriminated against, man-handled,...
  • It’s not just athletes — college screws everyone

    04/14/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/14/2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    In its recent ruling that athletes at Northwestern University have the right to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board cited the case of senior quarterback Kain Colter, who naively thought that he could pursue a pre-med degree while also playing on the school’s football team. When he attempted to enroll in a required chemistry class during his sophomore year, “Colter testified that his coaches and advisors discouraged him from taking the class because it conflicted with morning football practices. Colter consequently had to take this class in the summer session, which caused him to fall behind his classmates who were...
  • BLM flip flops on deal dropping actions against Bundy

    04/14/2014 6:13:16 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 39 replies
    www.teaparty.org ^ | 4/14/14 | unknown
    Despite standoff defeat, feds assert case will continue (Info Wars) – Despite being forced to release hundreds of seized cattle after an astounding standoff on Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management has vowed to continue its pursuit of Cliven Bundy, asserting that no deal has been made to cease its case against the Nevada cattle rancher. Amazing scenes unfolded on Saturday as Bundy supporters and cowboys on horseback faced off against armed BLM agents and police, demanding that hundreds of cattle seized by the BLM over a grazing rights dispute be released from a nearby corral. With feds and law...