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  • US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam’s message

    09/03/2015 12:45:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 2:02 AM EDT | Rasha Madkour
    Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad. The New York-based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 new billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: “Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, women’s rights” and “Muhammad always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence.” Also listed are a website and a phone number people can call for more information. They are in cities including Boston; New York; Phoenix; San Diego; El Paso and Austin,...
  • Twitter Reacts After NY Times Writer Calls Out Buster Posey for Not Signing His Son's Autograph

    09/03/2015 12:23:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Buster Posey fans weren't too happy when New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau criticized the Giants catcher for not signing his son's autographWhen New York Times Eric Lichtblau wrote an essay in this Sunday's Times about baseball, heroes and bonding with his sons, San Francisco Giants Buster Posey received a mention — but not in a good way. Lichtblau, who embarked on a five-day, eight baseball-game trip with his sons, wrote about his disappointment in Posey when the catcher waved his son off — twice — when asked for an autograph. The incident provided a "life lesson," Lichtblau wrote,...
  • Writer Declares Death of San Francisco Hipsters, Crashes Site

    09/02/2015 10:02:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Tamara Palmer
    An article declaring the death of hipsters in San Francisco managed to crash 48 Hills, a donation based website from former Bay Guardian editor Tim Redmond and publisher Marke Bieschke. Bieschke, who now serves as the publisher of 48 Hills, penned a post on Tuesday called "The San Francisco hipster is dead, y'all," naming the imminent closure of Mission District restaurant Boogaloos as the "locally sourced, hand-wrought nail in the neon coffin of a once inescapable lifestyle caricature." "Not even a robust gap-year trust fund can withstand the skyrocketing rents here," he wrote. "And who can afford anymore to launch...
  • Liberal Billionaires and Their Montana Connections

    09/02/2015 9:20:38 PM PDT · by This_far · 7 replies
    Mediatrackers ^ | June 19, 2015 | : Ron Catlett
    Despite a population of just over 1 million people and just 3 electoral votes, Montana continues to be a hot bed of spending for billionaire’s and their political non-profit groups. (cut, jump) Liberal Swiss billionaire and Center for American Progress board member Hansjorg Wyss has received much attention in recent weeks after The Daily Caller revealed that he had paid $1.5 million to a Colorado woman to settle sex abuse allegations. Money from Wyss’ charitable foundation has proven quite important in Montana’s environmental movement.
  • The College Football Czar: Week 1

    09/02/2015 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 1 If you're reading the College Football Czar’s week one picks, that must mean that yet another long summer of terrible TV is about to come to a merciful end. So – if you’ve found yourself holding up a pencil in front of the television and yelling “not so fast” at the morning weatherman... If you’ve been bringing home bags of tiny rubber pellets, in order to give your living room carpet a more footbally feel... If you’ve let yourself be henpecked into renting Jerry Maguire, just because it’s sort of, more-or-less tangentially related to...
  • Baltimore: Six Cops In Freddie Gray Trial To Have Separate Trials

    09/02/2015 6:17:37 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/2/2015 | Matt Vesps
    As Cortney wrote earlier today, a judge refused to dismiss the criminal charges against the six officers who were involved in the death of Freddie Gray. There will now be six separate trials for the officers involved (via CNN): A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday there will be separate trials for each of the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The ruling represented a small victory for the defendants on a day that Circuit Court Judge Barry G. Williams earlier denied two key defense motions in the case -- one seeking its dismissal for alleged...
  • Donald Trump On Ben Carson: Doctors Don't Create Jobs

    09/02/2015 6:10:49 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/2/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Donald Trump says he has great affection for Ben Carson, but he’s not so sure Carson has the right experience to be president. The billionaire businessman and Republican presidential frontrunner explained why in an extensive interview with The Daily Caller that covered a wide array of subjects. The interview will be published in sections over the coming days. A Monmouth University poll of Iowa released Monday showed Trump tied with Carson for first place — though Trump is quick to note that it was just one poll and that he leads the field, including Carson, in all the other recent...
  • RNC Circulates "Loyalty Pledge" to Candidates-Hopes to Ensnare Trump

    09/02/2015 6:01:35 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican Party circulated a loyalty pledge to the 17 presidential candidates today. ** The Republican establishment is far more interested in the candidates pledging support to the party than the party’s pledge to the people. Even Bill Kristol thinks this is foolish. Trump should offer his own pledge to the party. He should force them to sign a pledge to support him when he wins. UPDATE: Trump will meet with RNC leader Reince Priebus tomorrow
  • Angel Maturino Resendiz - Train Killer

    09/02/2015 4:55:31 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 2 September 2015
    Just remembering one of the illegal aliens Trump and those concerned with crime are talking about. See here: Click here for story about Resendiz.
  • Metairie driver who 'found' injured man by road admits killing him(mug shot)

    09/02/2015 4:00:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/2/15 | Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Metairie woman who reported finding an injured man by the road on Christmas Eve pleaded guilty Wednesday (Sept. 2) to vehicular homicide, for driving impaired when her vehicle struck and fatally injured him. Jennifer Kuzma, 25, will spend five years in prison for the hit-and-run wreck that killed Travis Burns, 27, along North Causeway Boulevard in Metairie. Kuzma initially told authorities she found Burns in the 1400 block of North Causeway while she was walking Dec. 24 shortly after 1:30 a.m. But hours later in New Orleans, Kuzma filed a police report stating that her car had been parked...
  • Who is protecting Al Sharpton?

    09/02/2015 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 33 replies
    My Research | 9/2/2015 | Me
    who is protecting Al Sharpton? I figure someone in the Freeper community has to have a clue. He owes enough back taxes to put him away for like ever. He has strong armed enough major companies for money to qualify as a one man criminal enterprise and yet he never even gets indited. Who is protecting him?
  • Dead man found hanging from Queens highway exit sign

    09/02/2015 10:52:36 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    AOL ^ | 9-2-15 | unattributed
    A man's corpse was seen hanging by the neck from a highway sign on Wednesday morning on the Cross Island Parkway in Queens. John Rynne, 57, was found hanging from the traffic advisory board at Exit 31 in Bayside. Police are currently investigating the case as a suicide.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rosie O'Donnell and Tatum O'Neal are DATING - They've Been in a Romantic ....

    09/02/2015 9:50:00 AM PDT · by Cecily · 98 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 2, 2015 | Martin Gould
    Nine months after the break-up of her second marriage, comic Rosie O'Donnell has found a surprise new love - Oscar winner Tatum O'Neal, who revealed just months ago that she is no longer interested in the opposite sex but is 'turned on by women.' The unlikely couple have been quietly dating for weeks, sources exclusively tell Daily Mail Online. The pair - Rosie lives in the sleepy upscale Hudson River village of Nyack, New York, while Tatum splits her time between New York and California - have been keeping their blossoming relationship quiet. And appearances together raised some eyebrows..
  • This nuclear power plant has been dubbed California’s potential Fukushima [Watch Video]

    09/02/2015 8:07:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2015
    Diablo Canyon is the last operating nuclear power plant in California — and arguably the most controversial. The plant sits along the scenic Central Coast and is surrounded by fault lines — one of which runs as close as 2,000 feet to the nuclear reactors. Many fear that a single earthquake could cause a repeat of the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, when a tsunami devastated a nuclear plant. But despite decades of public protest, the plant's operator PG&E insists that the facility is not only seismically sound, but essential.
  • How Airbnb actually makes New York City affordable

    09/02/2015 6:45:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | By Steve DelBianco
    The sharing economy is changing the way we work, live and play. But nowhere have we better seen the benefits of this change than in our transportation and travel. In just a few years, we’ve added Lyft, Uber and SideCar to our zeitgeist for rides and turned to Airbnb for housing when visiting a city. We’ve lovingly termed this change “disruption.” It’s a disruption of industries that have remained relatively unchanged for decades and a disruption craved by us all. We’re turning our cars and homes into valuable assets and facilitating the type of customer experience we all want. Of...
  • Google’s Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers

    09/02/2015 6:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/02/2015 | By MATT RICHTEL and CONOR DOUGHERTY
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans. Last month, as one of Google’s self-driving cars approached a crosswalk, it did what it was supposed to do when it slowed to allow a pedestrian to cross, prompting its “safety driver” to apply the brakes. The pedestrian was fine, but not so much Google’s car, which was hit from behind by a human-driven sedan. Google’s fleet of autonomous test cars is programmed to follow the letter of the law. But it can be tough to get around if...
  • Comcast Users Now Need To Pay A $30 Premium If They Want To Avoid Usage Caps

    09/02/2015 5:03:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 09/01/15 | Karl Bode
    Comcast has slowly but surely been expanding the company's usage cap trials since around 2012, largely focusing them on less competitive markets where annoyed users can't vote with their wallets. In these seventeen (and counting) trial markets, Comcast broadband customers face a monthly usage cap of 300 gigabytes. After that, users need to shell out $10 for each additional 50 gigabytes of data consumed. The trials have expanded slowly but surely in the hopes of minimizing user backlash. Basically, Comcast is the hot water slowly coming to a boil, and you're the frog. It appears that Comcast has now added...
  • Cheapening, Devaluing, and Diluting Citizenship

    09/02/2015 4:00:04 AM PDT · by TexasGunRunner · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/2/2015 | Brian T. Carter
    September 2, 2015 Cheapening, Devaluing, and Diluting Citizenship By Brian T. Carter Yusef is a five-year-old United States citizen. His parents aren't U.S. citizens. He speaks no English. He doesn't dress or act like an American. He doesn’t remember America. Abdul is Yusef's brother and also a U.S. citizen. He understands very little English. He speaks, reads, and writes in Arabic. At age 14, he obsesses about football, but not American football. He has no memories of Georgia. Around 1999, their father attended Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia on a student visa. Abdul was born while the family...
  • Car Wash For Change

    09/01/2015 11:56:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Go to original link to watch a heartwarming video -- how one brother has stepped up to help autistic young adults find dignity. The Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida, has a very unique set of employees that will provide you with a clean car you’ll feel great about. It is wonderful to see individuals with life long challenges find a meaningful way to participate in the everyday activities of life and get paid for it. If I had a car wash like this in my area I would definitely make it my go-to place for a clean car....
  • Trump Illegal Immigrant Plan has Bi-Partisan Precedent

    09/01/2015 5:52:56 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    http://theamericanreport.org/ ^ | Aug 31,2015 | Email chain letter
    Donald Trump has been severely criticized by his critics by suggesting that illegal aliens must be deported. Yet former presidents, Republican and Democrat, have in the past deported millions of illegal aliens.
  • How Conservative Will jeb Bush Be on Abortion in 2016.

    09/01/2015 11:35:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    ijreview ^ | 3 months ago | Kyle Plantz
    Jeb Bush considers himself to be “the most pro-life governor in modern times,” but pro-life advocates are pushing him to support a more aggressive agenda on abortion if he runs for president in 2016, with one group telling IJReview that they “don’t believe that he has gone far enough.”At the same time, the number of abortions in Florida rose during Bush’s tenure (January 5, 1999 – January 2, 2007). In 1998, the total number of abortions for the state was 82,335, according to the Florida Vital Statistics annual report. That number continued to rise until it peaked at 95,586 in...
  • Three cops murdered in less than a week: Another officer is found slaughtered in his Texas home ami

    09/01/2015 7:34:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/15 | KIERAN CORCORAN
    A Texas police officer was found murdered in his home just hours before an officer in Illinois was gunned down in the street on a morning patrol. Don Allen, 27, was killed at home some time Monday evening in Clyde, Texas, and found by family members around 7pm. Authorities have not released details of his death, but launched a homicide investigation over Allen, who has served in the Abilene police department for three years.
  • Touching moment dozens of strangers came together to fix 75-year-old man's crumbling rooftop

    09/01/2015 10:06:34 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/15 | By SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    This is the touching moment dozens of strangers came together to fix a 75-year-old's crumbling roof after the elderly man's kind-hearted neighbor posted about his struggles in a Facebook post. David Perez uploaded the public plea for help on Monday, August 24, after he spotted his frail neighbor, Richard Dubiel, attempting to mend his rooftop in Fremont, California, all by himself. 'I feel sorry for him but I have no roofing skills,' he wrote. 'I would like to see if anyone can donate their time to help him finish. It appears that he has all the materials so looking for...
  • How Laws are Made in Modern America

    09/01/2015 8:07:10 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 8 replies
    Vanity | 9/1/15 | pgyanke
    How Laws are Made in Modern Americaby PGYankeStep 1. Identify the social cause you wish to champion. Step 2. Make a law the prohibits that social cause. Step 3. Argue your case to the USSC that Step 2 law is unconstitutional. Step 4. Law is declared unconstitutional by USSC and social cause is now mandatory. Example 1: Step 1. Social cause is Gays in the Military. Step 2. Pass "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Step 3. Go before court to argue against your own law. Step 4. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is unconstitutional according to USSC, so now the military must...
  • At Purdue, Mitch Daniels attempts to disrupt college loan system with private investing

    09/01/2015 7:05:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, upon passing on a run for the Republican nomination in 2012, took an interesting career turn. The famously fiscally conservative executive, who devised savings for the Hoosier state on everything from ??? to paper clips, became the head of Purdue University. Since then, Daniels has endured the predictable run-ins with his liberal faculty—over criticism of Howard Zinn’s American history— but also made real progress in the fight against rising college costs by harnessing some free-market incentives for academia.The university is now in its fourth year of a tuition freeze after more than 30 yearly...
  • DISGRACEFUL1 Mitch McConnell Says He WILL NOT Allow Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood (VIDEO)

    09/01/2015 5:35:35 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/1/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Today the Center for Medical Progress released its latest video – the 9th in its series of videos catching the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts. The latest video catches a Planned Parenthood medical director discussing how the abortion company sells fully intact aborted babies. The liberal media has been working overtime to hide this gruesome story from the American public. They have to. It is so utterly grotesque and barbaric. When conservatives compare what Planned Parenthood is doing to Nazi laboratory experiments, they are not exaggerating. Planned Parenthood is butchering babies for body parts....
  • Mississippi Muslim Threatened to Kill Non-Muslim Hospital Staff After Series of Bomb Threats

    09/01/2015 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 09/01/2015 | Pamela Geller
    An Iranian national arrested in Hancock County Sunday for allegedly making terrorist threats and assaulting two sheriff’s deputies will have a bond hearing Tuesday. Authorities say they were forced to shut down a portion of I-10 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line for more than two hours after Safa Alidoust, 32, threatened to set off explosive devices he claimed were in his car. Sheriff’s officials say it’s a bizarre case. “Got a call of a naked man on I-10, dispatchers dispatch a deputy out there. When he got there, the guy was naked. So he approaches him, he was talking to...
  • Scott Walker Flip Flops Again On Ethanol Mandates. Or Did He Never Actually Support Then?

    09/01/2015 3:52:45 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | 8/17/2015 | Scott Shakelford
    Governor calls for two-year 'winding down' of the Renewable Fuel Standard. "Now that Iowans have shrugged, let me tell you what I really think." Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took heat back in March for apparently flip-flopping on his position on federal ethanol mandates in fuel. He once was a vocal opponent of mandates of all types from the state and federal government as an example of "central planning." But then, earlier this year, with eyes focused on Iowa and a possible presidential run, he appeared to reverse course. Matt Welch took note of the reversal, where Walker said he wanted...
  • Should I Let My Kid Dress Like a Weirdo?

    09/01/2015 2:40:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 09/01/2015 | SIMCHA FISHER
    Last night, I told my kids, "Make sure you have an outfit picked out for the first day of school, so it will be easy to get ready on time!" This morning, I discovered that they heard me say, "Make sure you have an outfit picked out mentally, so we can spend the first morning frantically tearing through mountains of laundry in the hopes that your My Little Pony tank somehow miraculously found its way into a basket." This is just the little kids, who more or less want to look like all their friends. I do have teenagers, too,...
  • Missouri family threatened with jail over purple swingset wins court ruling, website says

    09/01/2015 1:54:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/1/15 | Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A judge has sided with a Missouri couple whose purple backyard playset prompted threats of fines – and even jail -- from the homeowners association, according to Consumer Affairs. Marla Stout said the Raintree Lake Neighborhood Homeowners Association told the family they failed to get the color approved and that the purple hue did not conform in the neighborhood, the website reported.
  • In the middle of white Nebraska, Lexington is almost two-thirds Hispanic (2012)

    09/01/2015 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Traveling with Twain ^ | 01/05/2015 | Loren Ghiglione
    “The writing was on the wall,” says Rev. Paul J. Colling, the 54-year-old pastor of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Lexington, Nebraska, who also serves as vicar for Hispanic issues for the Grand Island diocese, 50,000 square miles of Nebraska that extends north to South Dakota and west to Wyoming. He remembers the life-or-death decision faced by the region’s small towns. They could remain virtually 100 percent white, a choice favored by many residents, and lose their few factories to plants in other towns that welcomed low-pay, nonunion workers, a majority of them immigrants. Or the communities could try to avoid...
  • Boehner, Sobbing Gopher With Tail Between His Legs

    09/01/2015 12:55:17 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 9/1/2015 | Little Tboca
    There he goes the man toting Obama’s golf bag with the white flag in his hip pocket, the flag that says “Obama Gopher.” So it would seem fair to say that we have a rat in our icebox, the Republican Speaker of the House. Most who have observed John Boehner realize by now that he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing fighting against our Country. What has this man done for our Country – Senator Rubio pretty much sums it up when talking to O’Reilly he said, “Not one thing has been accomplished since 2010 when I became Senator.” Now if...
  • Baltimore Cancels Leave For Cops During Freddie Gray Hearings

    09/01/2015 12:47:21 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/1/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Tomorrow marks the first hearing in the case of the six Baltimore police officers currently charged in relation to the death of Freddie Gray. The judge will hear motions to dismiss, as well as to have State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby recused. While strictly a procedural formality at this stage, the possibility still exists that activists will seize the occasion as an opportunity to take it to the streets once again. In response, we may be seeing the beginnings of a glimmer of common sense (or at least an instinct for self preservation) out of City Hall. They have cancelled all...
  • Inside the Waco Twin Peaks Biker Shootout with Biker Richard Luther

    09/01/2015 12:46:36 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 148 replies
    TheLipTV2 ^ | August 31, 2015 | TheLipTV2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=any4cI6nAf8&index=1&list=PLPnLjoW07bV0zxAVQcjXZoHLibjuRoZas The Waco shootout at a Twin Peaks restaurant flooded with bikers from clubs such as the Cossacks, the Bandidos, and many more is explained with witness, Richard Luther. Luther’s experience as a Cossack, the shootout, thoughts on a possible conspiracy, and the 33 days he would go on to spend in jail after the shootout is explored. Learn the ugly truth about the police handling of the situation, the cruel and unusual punishment that bikers suffered in jail, and the pieces of the puzzle that don’t add up, in this Antidote interview hosted by Michael Parker.
  • Nothing "Happened" to Scott Walker, He's Just A Weak Candidate

    09/01/2015 12:42:55 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 9/1/2015 | Daniel Larson
    Ed Morrissey asks what happened to Scott Walker: Of all the curiosities of the 2016 Republican presidential race — and there have been plenty — the quietest may also be the most difficult to answer. Over the last two months, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has gone from leading the field to barely making the debate cut. Walker’s decline isn’t really all that puzzling. He was treated as a “top tier” candidate months before he announced his campaign, and during that time expectations continued to be raised despite Walker’s obvious lack of preparation on national and international issues. Once he started...
  • Slain Cop Deserved Execution and Had ‘Creepy Perv Eyes,’ Says #BlackLivesMatter Supporter

    09/01/2015 11:04:26 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2015 | Brandon Darby
    Houston area #BlackLivesMatter supporter Monica Foy took to Twitter to insist that slain Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth deserved to be executed and implied his “creepy perv eyes” were somehow justification for why he was shot from behind and then had a 15-round magazine unloaded into his lifeless body. Foy lives in the Woodlands, just north of Houston, Texas
  • Proof home ownership costs more than renting

    09/01/2015 7:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/01/2015 | Erik Franks, John Burns Real Estate Consulting
    In most areas of the country, homeownership costs more than renting. Many economists with calculators claim the opposite, but the calculations and conclusions are often highly misleading. As is often the case, the devil is in the details. We recently reviewed one highly publicized calculation that owning was cheaper than renting in almost all markets. That calculation had a number of outdated assumptions, including: Outdated assumption #1: Buyers put down 20%. In reality, own versus rent is a first-time buyer decision, and the vast majority of first-time buyers today make down payments of 10% or less. Outdated assumption #2: Buyers...
  • Fast Food Worker Pulled By Her Hair Through Drive-Thru Window

    09/01/2015 7:41:52 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 8/31/2015 | Staff
    A confrontation at a fast food restaurant ended with a worker being pulled by her hair through the drive-thru window, according to video that was just posted online. The clip, shot from the rear seat of an auto, shows the female driver exchanging words with the restaurant employee, who appears to be wearing a McDonald’s uniform. After the worker slides the order window open, a woman can be heard saying, “Come on, bitch.” Then the driver leans over and, after grabbing the employee’s hair, pulls her through the window. After striking the side of the vehicle, the victim crashes to...
  • Scott Walker Campaign Clarifies Canadian Wall Comments After Backlash

    09/01/2015 6:53:51 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 6 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 9/1/2015 | Matthew DeFour
    As Gov. Scott Walker faced ridicule Monday for calling the building of a wall on the Canadian border a “legitimate issue,” his presidential campaign said he isn’t pushing for the idea. “Despite the attempts of some to put words in his mouth, Gov. Walker wasn’t advocating for a wall along our northern border,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement. The campaign responded after Walker’s comment was widely mocked, from a Democratic senator calling it one of the “craziest” ideas of the campaign so far to fellow GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, saying building a Canadian wall...
  • 'Birmingham Koran' fragment could shake Islam, carbon-dating suggests it is OLDER than Muhammad

    09/01/2015 6:46:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/01/2015 | By JENNIFER NEWTON
    The 'Birmingham Koran' fragment that could shake Islam after carbon-dating suggests it is OLDER than the Prophet Muhammad Fragments of the oldest Koran were discovered last month in BirminghamCarbon dating found the pages were produced between 568AD and 654AD But several historians now say that the parchment may predate MuhammadThey believe that this discovery could rewrite the early history of Islam Fragments of the world's oldest Koran, found in Birmingham last month, may predate the Prophet Muhammad and could even rewrite the early history of Islam, according to scholars.The pages, thought to be between 1,448 and 1,371 years old, were...
  • Yes religious liberty matters (Vanity)

    09/01/2015 6:04:47 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 4 replies
    free republic ^ | 9/1/15 | cripplecreek
    A few items I found when my Michigan legislative update arrived this morning. The liberal attack on religion is not going to ease up and democrats will force religious based adoption agencies to provide victims to homosexuals. House Bill 4840: Mandate faith-based adoption agencies participate in placements with homosexuals Introduced by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on August 20, 2015, to essentially repeal the 2015 law that prohibits requiring adoption agencies to participate in child placements that violate their moral convictions (which essentially means faith-based agencies and placements with homosexuals). http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=170106 House Bill 4841: Mandate faith-based adoption agencies participate in placements...
  • Space Ibiza Throwing Fund-Raising Bash for Arrested RentBoy CEO

    08/31/2015 10:19:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    Hell’s Kitchen nightclub Space Ibiza is having an unusual fundraiser Friday night — for Jeffrey Hurant, the CEO of rentboy.com, who was arrested last week when his site’s Union Square headquarters was raided. Rentboy allegedly offered 10,500 male “escorts” to 2,500 paid subscribers, according to feds, who called it the “largest online male escort service.” SNIP Space Ibiza said Friday’s proceeds will go to Hurant’s defense fund. SNIP
  • This Southern City Is Actually Ruder Than New York

    08/31/2015 10:01:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | David K. Li
    New Yorkers may be rude to tourists, but at least we aren’t the worst. Big Apple residents are only No. 2 in rudeness, taking a back seat to the citizens of Arlington, Texas, according to a puzzling nationwide study. Data analysts at AlchemyAPI, in a study commissioned by air company Stratos Jet Charters, looked at tweets containing the word “tourist” between June 2014 and July 20 of this year.
  • Walker Stalls In Trump Traffic

    08/31/2015 6:36:45 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/31/2015 | Caitlyn Huey-Burns
    When Scott Walker began his presidential bid several months ago, his resume and cover letter looked sterling: a conservative governor of a blue state in the Midwest, a young man with evangelical roots and a proven record of victory over liberal forces. Walker was simultaneously the unshakable fighter conservatives craved and the battle-tested, donor-approved executive the establishment could get behind. But the rigorous course of the presidential campaign exposed the Wisconsin governor’s vulnerabilities on a national stage. What’s more, the rise of the political outsider, particularly Donald Trump, has overshadowed and undermined Walker’s pitch. In trying to navigate a jam-packed...
  • UT Responds to Backlash over Pronoun Situation; "He" and "She" Banned Permanently (satire)

    08/31/2015 4:25:43 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 9 replies
    The Tangerine ^ | August 31, 2015 | UTK Tangerine Staff
    After UT’s landmark decision last week to encourage students and faculty alike to use gender-neutral pronouns when referring to those who would prefer it, fear has reached critical capacity on Rocky Top. The masses fled to Facebook trying to figure out what UT was playing at, sharing posts and articles completely misinterpreting the message of comfort and equality UT was trying to convey. Administration and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion have been swamped with what is arguably the worst PR nightmare on campus since the first Sex Week, so they have been forced to reach a decision to save...
  • Not A Joke: President Obama To Appear On NBC Reality Show

    08/31/2015 12:07:50 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-31-2015 | Derek Hunter
    Not A Joke: President Obama To Appear On NBC Reality Show He’s appeared between two ferns with a comedian, he’s been interviewed by a woman known for swimming in a bathtub full of milk and Fruit Loops, but there is one area of pop culture President Barack Obama has yet to crack: reality TV. That is about to change. As he hops on Air Force One to head up to Alaska to draw attention to his climate change agenda, the president will make a side trip to appear on the NBC reality show “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.”Entertainment Weekly reports:...
  • Donald Trump's Rise Is Directly Linked to Obama's Destruction of American Society

    08/31/2015 8:05:13 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Another law enforcement officer was shot dead this weekend execution style. Harris County Sheriff Deputy and Killer ABC13 Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth was shot dead this weekend while pumping gas into his squad car. Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke placed the blame for the execution of Harris County deputy Darren Goforth squarely upon President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Obama has waged a war on police and civility for over a year now. The Democratic Party under Obama refuses to call Islamists ‘terrorists.’ This same party uses outrageous comparisons when discussing Republicans. The Obama Foreign Policy Doctrine...
  • "Supergiant" Natural gas discovery could be largest ever

    08/31/2015 7:43:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 08/31/2015 | David Goldman
    In what could be the largest natural gas discovery in history, Italian energy company Eni says it has unearthed a "supergiant" gas field in the Mediterranean Sea covering about 40 square miles. The gas field could hold a potential of 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Eni says that's the energy equivalent of about 5.5 billion barrels of oil. The company won't know the field's true size until it begins to develop it. Found in the deep waters off the northern coast of Egypt, Eni claims the gas field to be the largest ever in the Mediterranean and possibly...
  • Report: GOP Elites Plan to Take Down Trump With Deluge of Anti-Trump Ads After Labor Day

    08/31/2015 7:41:26 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The GOP establishment is very concerned with Donald Trump’s enduring appeal with conservative voters. The party elites are reportedly planning a deluge of anti-Trump ads following the Labor Day weekend. CNN reported: “ It’s no secret the Republican establishment is unnerved by Donald Trump and his lead in national and key state polls. And now, after weeks of assuming his support would be fleeting, there is a debate about how to take aim at Trump — and just who should finance such an effort. CNN’s Maeve Reston noted that most GOP strategists see risks in having the attacks come from...
  • Israeli Company That Turns Tumors Into Ice Balls Now Sets Its Sight On Lung Cancer

    08/31/2015 7:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NO CAMELS: Israel Innovation News ^ | 08/31/2015 | By Adam Van Heerden
    We’ve told you before about IceCure’s amazing tumor-freezing technology that destroys breast tumors by freezing them into ice balls. Now the company has set its sights on another killer – lung cancer. The Israeli biomedical company that pioneered the application of cryoablation (a process which uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy diseased tissue) as a treatment for benign breast tumors (fibroadenomas), intends to expand its technology to the treatment of lung cancer, with a new clinical trial to begin in Japan.Related articles The Israeli Blind Mole Rat May Hold The Key To Curing CancerIsraeli Doc Teaches Dogs To Sniff...