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  • Shocking Ad Has Little Girls Drop F-Bombs to ‘Empower’ Feminism *warning language*

    10/22/2014 2:12:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.22.14 | Katie Yoder
    <p>The feminist movement is selling something, but it isn’t feminism.In FCKH8.com’s latest video, “Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism,” little girls between 6 and 13 years-old dressed up as pink princesses to say f*ck in the name of feminism. One girl questioned, “What is more offensive? A little girl saying f*ck or the f*cking on equal and sexist way society treats girls and women?” In response, the feminist liberal media latched onto the video, calling it “brilliant,” “empowering” and “adorable.”</p>
  • Inside the Mexican College Where 43 Students Vanished After a Violent Encounter With Police

    10/22/2014 1:54:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    vice.com ^ | 10/06/14 | Melissa del Pozo
    The minute they heard their son was one of the missing normalista students believed to have been killed by police in Mexico, Manuel and Hilda González got on a bus and traveled nine hours to make it here, the Raul Isidro Burgos Ayotzinapa Normal School, in the southern state of Guerrero. Their son, César Manuel González Hernández, is 19 and a second-year teaching student at Ayotzinapa, a Revolutionary-era rural teachers college known nationally for the ardently leftist politics that guide everything the students do and study. César is now among the 43 normalista students missing since September 26, when a...
  • What election? Big 3 networks ignore anti-Obama election

    10/22/2014 12:54:49 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The nation’s Big Three TV networks that breathlessly reported the 2006 anti-Bush election which gave Democrats control of Capitol Hill have practically ignored this year’s anti-Obama midterms that are expected to return full control of the Hill to the GOP. A new and exhaustive Media Research Center analysis compared the last seven weeks of CBS, NBC and ABC news coverage with the same period in 2006 and found a 6-1 disparity between the Democratic election wave and the current election. The story count: 159-25.
  • Can Democrats Win a 'War on Women' Debate Against a Woman?

    10/22/2014 11:51:27 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 21, 2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    DES MOINES, Iowa—The night Joni Ernst won her party's nomination for Senate, she knew what was coming next. "Soon," she told supporters at her Republican victory party, "we'll be hearing about the 'war on women.' " Ernst, a state senator who served in Iraq as part of the Iowa National Guard, then fired a warning shot at Democrats. "I've been to war," she said. "I've seen the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make every day to defend our freedoms. If Democrats want to start throwing around a word like 'war,' they better be doing it to honor those...
  • CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, ASSIMILATION AND IMMIGRATION POLICY

    10/22/2014 11:39:55 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Two stories currently in the news are, I think, illuminating. The first comes from Paris: The incident took place when a veiled woman was spotted on the front row of a performance of La Traviata at the Opera Bastille…. France brought in a law in 2011 banning anyone from wearing clothing that conceals the face in a public space, or face a 150 euro ($190) fine. The woman was sitting just behind the conductor, visible to monitors, wearing a scarf covering her hair and a veil over her mouth and nose during the performance on October 3. “I was alerted...
  • POLL SHOWS “WAR ON WOMEN” THEME ISN’T WORKING, AMONG OTHER GOOD NEWS

    10/22/2014 9:24:59 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 22, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    AP/Gfk surveyed 1,608 adults. The sample included 968 likely voters. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 2.8 for all respondents and 3.6 for likely voters. Last month, the survey found that female likely voters favored having a Congress controlled by Democrats by a margin of 47-40. Now, they favor Republican control by (a statistically insignificant) margin of 44-42. Likely voters as a whole would like to see Republicans control Congress. The margin here is 47-39. However, among all adults the Democrats come out ahead by 38-36, a statistically insignificant margin. Thus, the Democrats can pin their hopes on strong voter...
  • Renee Zellweger’s changed face a result of ‘insecurities,’ source says

    10/22/2014 8:41:39 AM PDT · by bkepley · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2014 | Hollie McKay
    Renee Zellweger debuted an entirely different face Monday night, leaving fans and entertainment industry experts wondering why the “Bridget Jones” star looked so different. A close confidante of Zellweger’s told FOX411 that her drastically different look is a result of the 45-year-old actress’ insecurities.
  • Truth about young black men and police shootings

    10/22/2014 8:26:45 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 12 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 10/22/14 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    Tensions are still high in Ferguson, Mo., after the Aug. 8 police shooting of Michael Brown. On Friday, it was reported forensics showed Brown’s blood was on both the inside of police officer Darren Wilson’s car as well as Wilson’s gun. The gun had also been fired twice within the car. This evidence hardly squares with early witness accounts that Brown was shot with his hands in the air while he was surrendering. With forensic evidence finally coming in, Officer Wilson’s shooting Brown is looking as if it were justifiable self-defense. But that hasn’t stopped people from making it a...
  • Rick Perry whiffs in President Obama’s Ebola footsteps

    10/22/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2014 | Charles Hunt
    Where is the GOP’s John Wayne when you need him? Not, apparently, in Texas. When Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan landed in Dallas, he instantly became a deadly international health threat to U.S. citizens and America’s frontline health workers. The Liberian national became the face here for a growing pandemic that has already killed thousands of Africans and is decimating the societal fabric and governmental institutions of three countries in West Africa. Understandably, the man’s diagnosis sparked a rash of panic throughout the country about a horrific, mysterious and incurable disease that Americans had only heard about from far away lands or...
  • Infected by Politics

    10/22/2014 7:51:46 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 21, 2014 | Heather Mac Donald
    The public-health establishment has unanimously opposed a travel and visa moratorium from Ebola-plagued West African countries to protect the U.S. population. To evaluate whether this opposition rests on purely scientific grounds, it helps to understand the political character of the public-health field. For the last several decades, the profession has been awash in social-justice ideology. Many of its members view racism, sexism, and economic inequality, rather than individual behavior, as the primary drivers of differential health outcomes in the U.S. According to mainstream public-health thinking, publicizing the behavioral choices behind bad health—promiscuous sex, drug use, overeating, or lack of exercise—blames...
  • Oil Rigs Support Biodiversity: Ironically, “green” technology wipes out endangered species.

    10/22/2014 7:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/22/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn’t appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life. In a 15-year study, researchers found that the ecosystems that build up around artificial rigs host 1,000 percent more fish and other sea life than natural habitats such as reefs and estuaries. The California rigs outstripped even famously rich ecosystems such as the coral reefs of French Polynesia. Now, as a big fan of artificial reefs, I...
  • Deadly Ebola virus doesn't sicken pets - so far

    10/22/2014 7:03:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Duncan Banner ^ | 10/22/2014 | By Janelle Stecklein CNHI State Reporter
    OKLAHOMA CITY — A year-old spaniel named Bentley is spending its days in quarantine at a decommissioned military base in Dallas. Bentley is alone because its owner, a nurse at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital, is being treated for Ebola. If fears of Ebola's spread weren't bad enough, the dog's life in isolation surely causes pet owners to shudder. The good news is that international research has found that your beloved pooch, cat or cow has little chance of spreading Ebola, said Dr. Rod Hall, Oklahoma's state veterinarian. “There are a lot more things I lay awake worrying about at night than...
  • Gallup: Americans' Confidence in Government to Handle Ebola Drops

    10/22/2014 4:32:27 AM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    Gallup ^ | Frank Newport
    Story Highlights Confidence in gov't to handle Ebola down to 52% from 61% No change in the percentage of Americans worried about getting Ebola Drop in confidence more apparent among Republicans PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans are no more worried about getting Ebola now than they were two weeks ago, but they have become somewhat less confident in the federal government's ability to deal with an outbreak of the virus. Fifty-two percent of Americans are now very or somewhat confident in the government's ability to handle Ebola, down from 61% in early October.
  • Four infant bodies found in Canada storage locker

    10/21/2014 10:26:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    BBC.COM ^ | 10.21.14 | staff
    The bodies of up to four infants have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Canada, authorities say. Police responded to a call from an employee at the storage facility on Monday and discovered the decomposed remains inside. Tests on the unidentified bodies have yet to take place. Investigators are speaking with "a number of individuals", they say, but the remains do not appear linked to any infants previously reported missing. Police spokesman Eric Hofley told Canadian media the finding was "tragic beyond belief".
  • Interview: Moe Tucker of the Velvet Underground Sets the Record Straight (tea party supporter)

    10/21/2014 1:39:44 PM PDT · by dennisw · 14 replies
    riverfronttimes ^ | Oct. 18 2010 | Mike Appelstein
    In April 2009, WALB-TV aired a story about a Tea Party rally in nearby Tifton, Georgia. About two-and-a-half minutes into the feature, one "Maureen Tucker, Tea Party Supporter" was quoted as saying, "I'm furious about the way we're being led toward socialism. I'm furious about the incredible waste of money, when things that we really need and are important get dropped, because there's no money left." Eighteen months later, the news story somehow ended up posted on YouTube, and the blogosphere started buzzing. Could this actually be Moe Tucker, former drummer for the Velvet Underground, one of the most influential...
  • What do you think will be the grand jury verdict concerning Officer Darren Wilson?

    10/21/2014 11:46:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 115 replies
    10/21/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    I believe a decision from the grand jury is just around the corner. With this in mind... Do you think that Officer Darren Wilson will face charges - or not? Do you think the grand jury should give equal weight to both sides (eyewitness Officer Darren Wilson and the 5 other eyewitnesses)? Are civilan eyewitness accounts (be it one person or more) ever equal to that of a police officer? If so, in which cases? If the 5 eyewitnesses don't agree on all things, should the grand jury take into account everything the 5 eyewitnesses do agree upon? Does the...
  • Math is on life support. Can we save it?

    10/21/2014 11:03:48 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    When is the wrong answer the right answer? Now. Today. Reality alert: we have entered an alternative universe, thanks to Common Core. As people once scorned wrong answers, we will now learn to scorn right answers. Answer-getting (that’s the new jargon) will be held up for contempt, and slowly eliminated. That’s the plan. This is not marginal nonsense. No, it is already mainstream nonsense. Phil Daro is one of the three principal writers of the Common Core Mathematics Standards. A 17-minute video about his ideas is promoted this way: “Phil Daro goes into detail on the problems of ‘Answer-getting,’ one...
  • British firm offers zombie-proof log cabin

    10/21/2014 9:51:53 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 42 replies
    orange. ^ | 21 October 2014
    A West Yorkshire firm is selling what it claims to be the world's first zombie proof log cabin. Leeds-based Tiger Log Cabins is offering a 10 year anti-zombie guarantee with its ZFC-1, Zombie Fortification Cabin. The structure consists of three connected buildings and its featured qualities add up to a personal log fortress. It comes with reinforced slit windows, walls and doors, a barbed-wire surround, an escape hatch, and a living room with Xbox, TV and sound system. It also features an arsenal storage unit to secure your anti-zombie weaponry and an upper deck with a full view all around...
  • Revolutionary Biology

    10/21/2014 6:58:05 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 29 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jonathan Wells
    Revolutionary Biology Jonathan Wells October 20, 2014 11:36 AM | Permalink It is not surprising that for thousands of years people thought the Sun and stars revolve around the Earth. We see it with our own eyes every day and night. In 1543, however, Nicolaus Copernicus proposed that the Earth revolves around the Sun and thereby revolutionized our conception of the solar system and the universe. A century and a half later, Isaac Newton proposed laws of motion and gravitation to explain the behavior of all material bodies -- not only on the Earth but also in outer space --...
  • Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

    10/21/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 21 2014 | CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.
  • Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex'

    10/20/2014 8:28:07 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 63 replies
    Daily Mail (London) ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | FIONA MACRAE
    Full headline: Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex': Low libido linked to additives used to soften materials found in every home PVC flooring and plastic shower curtains could lower women's libido Women with high levels of phthalates more likely to say no to sex Additives are man-made chemicals thought to interfere with hormones Tiny particles enter our systems through eating and breathing Chemicals found in PVC flooring, plastic shower curtains, processed food and other trappings of modern life may be sapping women’s interest in sex. A study has linked low libido with the additives used to...
  • The Liberals' One Word That Rots This Country

    10/20/2014 10:25:10 PM PDT · by econjack · 11 replies
    Author | 10/21/2014 | econjack
    Is it just me, or is there liberal rot taking place. When I used to teach my Intro to Econ course, I would tell my students to close their eyes and listen to the TV ads. Doing so creates a totally different impression from the ad. Today, both local and national TV ads have drawn from the Liberal playbook to sell products. So many of them now feature that one word: "deserve". You "deserve" better cable service. You "deserve" a high-end luxury car. You "deserve" legal service if you spilled hot coffee on yourself. Bull crap. Sorry, Bozo, you don't...
  • 28 Harvard law professors condemn Harvard’s new Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures

    10/20/2014 9:43:43 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 15, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    A statement published in the Boston Globe today: As members of the faculty of Harvard Law School, we write to voice our strong objections to the Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures imposed by the central university administration and the Corporation on all parts of the university, including the law school. We strongly endorse the importance of protecting our students from sexual misconduct and providing an educational environment free from the sexual and other harassment that can diminish educational opportunity. But we believe that this particular sexual harassment policy adopted by Harvard will do more harm than good. As teachers responsible...
  • Local dad pushes for Down Syndrome awareness plates

    10/20/2014 7:57:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WTOP ^ | 10/18/2014 | Kathy Stewart
    WASHINGTON -- For the last 30 years, October has been officially known as Down Syndrome Awareness month. That's why local father Brian Schwetz has chosen October to launch his effort to get a "special interest" license plate for Virginia approved. Schwetz and his wife are parents of a 2 1/2-year-old little girl with Down Syndrome. One out of every 700 babies born in the U.S. has Down syndrome, which is associated with an intellectual disability. Babies with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome, also called Trisomy 21. "We noticed that Maryland already has one and a handful of...
  • Newest selfie craze, ‘Donut Selfie’ goes viral

    10/20/2014 7:55:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    8 News Now ^ | 10-18-14 | Nikki Bowers
    It doesn't look like the 'selfie' crazy is going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it's expanding. The newest way of taking selfies trending right now is the “donut selfie.” That's right, the donut selfie. The donut selfie brings the selfie game to a whole new level by capturing the entire 360-degree environment of its subject. The new photography trend was introduced by a woman named Karen X. Cheng, a woman who first garnered national attention for her “Give it 100” challenge, which had people all of the world posting videos of their goal to try something new for 100 days...
  • 'It's murder and they will feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Michael Brown's....

    10/20/2014 6:38:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.20.14 | Daniel Bates for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE - 'It's murder and they will feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Michael Brown's family react angrily to leak of Darren Wilson's testimony The family of Michael Brown have said that the cop who shot him dead will 'feel the wrath of God's vengeance' after the officer claimed he was acting in self defense. Sheryl Davis, Brown's aunt, told MailOnline that she believes Darren Wilson committed murder and that he will suffer retribution in a 'mighty way'. She said that Wilson's actions were 'evil' and that he will be punished by a higher power for what he...
  • Vegetarians may have low sperm count

    10/20/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    LOS ANGELES: Men who are vegans and vegetarians may have significantly reduced sperm counts than meat eaters, according to a new study. Researchers at Loma Linda University Medical School in the US found that while a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables can protect against many illnesses and can prolong life, it appears that it may also harm fertility. Researchers studied how diets affect sperm in study participants in southern California. The region has a high population of Seventh-Day Adventist Christians who are strict vegetarians. Seventh-day Adventists live an average of 10 years longer than the American life...
  • Obamanesia: polls reveal people can't remember voting for Obama

    10/20/2014 4:04:57 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Buyer’s remorse for twice electing Barack Obama is taking hold. The first stage of grief is denial, after all, according to Kubler-Ross. USA Today has just conducted some revealing polls in six states with competitive Senate races: Now USA TODAY/Suffolk University polls in a half-dozen states with key Senate races underscore just how much times and political fortunes have changed for the president. In five of the six states, the percentage of likely voters who say they voted for Obama in 2012 has dipped from the actual results. Of those who say they did vote for him, as many as...
  • What Women Want

    10/20/2014 2:36:23 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’ – Sigmund Freud Though the mystery of feminine wants has stumped poets, philosophers, and the father of psychoanalysis, today’s Democratic politicians think they’ve found the key — at least to the political desires of most women: a single-minded focus on the gynecological. Republicans, whipsawed by the results of 2012 races that featured large gender gaps, particularly among single women, and aware that women have trended Democrat...
  • Dallas police: Alleged pizza delivery man robber foiled by Caller ID

    10/20/2014 12:40:34 PM PDT · by Texican72 · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tristan Hallman
    New special at Pizza Hut and the Dallas Police Department: Rob a delivery man of a large pepperoni pizza and cash, get a felony aggravated robbery charge thrown in free. Police say Jorge Armando Flores Montenegro 19, admitted to police that he helped rob a pizza delivery man Wednesday night after he was foiled by Caller ID, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Police tracked back the phone number used in the order for a “Jorge Flores.” And they found a previous address matched the delivery address.
  • WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat

    10/20/2014 11:11:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 2:05 PM EDT
    The World Trade Organization has rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. In a ruling Monday, the WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage. …
  • Multiculturalism Kills

    10/20/2014 11:07:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    On Anderson Cooper 360 last week CNN’s Ebola expert David Quammen -- Yale grad, Rhodes scholar -- struck the perfect multicultural note. With the fury of a Puritan divine, he scolded those who want to ban commercial travel to West Africa. “How dare we turn our backs on Liberia,” said Quammen, “given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery. We have a responsibility to stay connected to them and help them see this through.” Quammen was merely saying out loud what the multiculturalists in the Obama administration, the president...
  • Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage orders

    10/20/2014 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court’s Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure. …
  • How Ayn Rand Captured The Magic Of American Life

    10/20/2014 9:26:39 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2014 | Charles Murray
    In 1991, the book-of-the-month club conducted a survey asking people what book had most influenced their lives. The Bible ranked number one and Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” was number two. In 1998, the Modern Library released two lists of the top 100 books of the twentieth century. One was compiled from the votes of the Modern Library’s Board, consisting of luminaries such as Joyce Carol Oates, Maya Angelou, Edmund Morris, and Salman Rushdie. The two top-ranked books on the Board’s list were “Ulysses” and “The Great Gatsby.” The other list was based on more than 200,000 votes cast online by...
  • Does Justice Thomas support the Supreme Court’s notorious Korematsu decision?

    10/20/2014 8:43:26 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 25 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    In an interesting recent article, and a post at Prawfsblawg, legal scholar Mark Kende argues that Justice Clarence Thomas approves of Korematsu v. United States, the notorious 1944 Supreme Court decision that upheld the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II. Here is the article abstract: The U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous decision in Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1944) has been in the news recently as some scholars and advocates, such as Peter Irons, have asked the Court to formally repudiate the decision. This essay breaks new ground by demonstrating that Justice Clarence Thomas’s jurisprudence on...
  • Michigan sheriff: Super drunk driver arrested after she mistook Van Buren County jail for bar

    10/20/2014 8:41:15 AM PDT · by dware · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.19.2014 | AP via Fox News
    PAW PAW, Mich. – One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.
  • LENA DUNHAM TWEETS EXCUSES FOR HER ALLEGED-RAPIST: NOT A 'CLEAR CUT VILLAIN'

    10/20/2014 8:27:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breibart Hollywood ^ | October 18, 2014 | John Nolte
    According to Lena Dunham's memoir "Not That Kind of Girl," the same man who allegedly raped her and hurt two other women is still on the loose. According to our own reporting, Dunham has not volunteered to cooperate with authorities in order to get her rapist off the street. Early Saturday morning, Dunham appeared to tweet excuses for the man she claims raped her. During a book tour appearance earlier this month, Dunham told Howard Stern that not all rapists are "straight-forward villains." Dunham's tweets, though, represent the first time she appears to have made excuses for the man she...
  • Here's What Happens to You If You Survive Ebola

    10/20/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | MARY BETH GRIGGS, POPULAR SCIENCE
    While most of the recent coverage of the ongoing Ebola outbreak has focused on rising death tolls and a few infected US citizens, other segments of the population have passed mostly unnoticed from the harsh glare of the media spotlight: survivors, and those who are seemingly immune to Ebola.People who survive Ebola can lead normal lives post-recovery, though occasionally they can suffer inflammatory conditions of the joints afterward, according to CBS. Recovery times can vary, and so can the amount of time it takes for the virus to clear out of the system.The World Health Organization found that the virus...
  • Russian tennis official suspended for calling Williams sisters “brothers”

    10/20/2014 7:48:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Shamil Tarpischev, the head of the Russian Tennis Federation, is in trouble this morning, having received a one year suspension and a $25K fine for comments he made earlier in the week. While appearing on a talk show, Tarpischev dropped in some ill timed one liners about the highly ranked Williams sisters, Serena and Venus. Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.Shamil Tarpischev was also fined...
  • Court allows First Amendment claim based on alleged professor retaliation (Shortened Title)

    10/20/2014 7:17:03 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 17, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Pompeo v. Board of Regents (D.N.M. Sept. 29, 2014, but apparently not substantially publicized until Thursday): The University of New Mexico offered a class and Plaintiff enrolled in that class. The subject matter of the class (“Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts”) as set out in [the Complaint] was chosen by the class instructor, Defendant Hinkley, to spark “incendiary” class discussions. The syllabus assured students that “it’s quite clear that we do not expect anyone to necessarily agree with the positions and arguments advanced in our work. There’s controversy built right into the syllabus, and we can’t wait to...
  • This Lesbian's Daughter Has Had Enough

    10/20/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Rivka Edelman
    My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting. Recently I published an essay on Public Discourse about the ruthless misogyny that pervades LBGT culture.  I pointed out it that it can and will victimize women and children with impunity and then, in America’s narcissistic fugue, get hailed as brave and heroic. Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate, and threaten me.  Read this for details.  People I do not know have gone directly after my family and my job....
  • The Unsavory History of Gun Control

    10/20/2014 7:10:49 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    TownhallFinance.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve written extensively about gun control, but mostly because of practical and moral objections to the notion that government should have the power to disarm law-abiding people. But I hadn’t realized that some of the earliest gun control initiatives were designed to oppress blacks. As Dave Kopel explains in Reason, the white power structure in many post-Civil War states was very anxious to disarm former slaves.
  • Man Jailed For Legally Owning Gun Publishes Book

    10/20/2014 6:56:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    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 · 24 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 · 15 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 · 5 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 society—but only because I wanted them. Had I desired an abortion, these same people who rave about my son’s 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 children’s 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 · 44 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 Can’t Accept Houston’s 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) doesn’t 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 Obama’s 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...